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Margaret Hodges Hackney

WASHINGTON, NC - Margaret Hodges Hackney, age 84, of Washington, NC, died in Pitt County Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 30, 2004, after a brief illness. Mrs. Hackney was born In Washington, NC, on Nov. 27, 1919 to Ralph Hinton and Maude Swindell Hodges. She attended Washington public schools and the Women's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC-Greensboro). Upon completion of college, she was employed by Jefferson-Pilot Insurance Co. On Nov. 20, 1937, she married James Acra Hackney Jr., who preceded her in death in 2001. She spent her married life as a homemaker and mother.  She is survived by a daughter, Margaret E. "Marty" Hackney; and four sons, James A. Hackney, III and his wife, Connie, R. Hodges Hackney and his wife, Marsha, Keith D. Hackney and his wife, Claudia, and Robert S. Hackney and his wife, Rachel all of the Washington, NC area. She is also survived by a brother, Ralph H. Hodges, Jr. of Washington, NC; nine grandchildren, Ken Hackney of Havelock, NC, Jane Kemsley and husband Dave of Tucson, AZ., Beth Tulloss and husband Scott of Wilson, NC, Susanne Sanders and husband Nick of London England, Acra Samuels and husband Chris of Nashville, TN, Karen Hackney of Wilmington, NC, Katie Jarvis and husband Mike of Washington, NC, Robert Hackney, Jr. of Asheville, NC and Stewart Hackney of High Point, NC; and nine great-grandchildren.  Margaret Hackney long has been active in a multitude of church and civic affairs. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Washington, NC, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Vera Parsons Circle, and where she served on the Permanent Endowment Committee. She also served in the past on the Administrative Board and numerous church committees. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Beaufort County Community College Endowment Fund, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Turnage Theaters Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Beaufort County Nursing Home. She was an active member of the East Carolina University Friends of the Library and a member of the Beaufort County Committee of 100. She was also an active member and past president of both the Washington Cotillion Club and the Tea and Topics Book Club.  She served as a Cub Scout leader with the Boy Scouts and inspired all four sons and all three grandsons to become Eagle Scouts. She was a Community Concerts sponsor, a painting-purchase sponsor for the Beaufort County Arts Council, a scholarship sponsor at Beaufort County Community College, and a founding director of the North Carolina Estuarium. She was a founder and long-time participant in the Beaufort County Friendship Force. Through the years, she also participated in other activities too numerous to mention.  Margaret Hackney's greatest interest was comforting those around her who were in need. Several months ago, she requested that this testimonial be included in her obituary: "No one could have been more blessed than I.  I have lived a joyful and fulfilled life; I have a wonderful family and many dear friends. I thank the Lord for his blessings and depart this life with joy and with no regrets."  A funeral will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Raymond K. Wittman and the Rev. William John Bradbury officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will greet friends at the home at 214 W. 11th St. in Washington on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:0 p.m. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington, NC.  (The News & Observer – Raleigh, NC) – November 1, 2004; pg. B6)

Valerie Barnett Hackney

ARAPAHOE - Valerie Barnett Hackney, 49, of 7551 Kershaw Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Beaufort County and was reared in the District of Columbia. She relocated to Pamlico County in the 1970s. She was a member of Anointed Remnant Church and was employed in the food service and garment industry.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Piney Grove Disciples of Christ Church with the Rev. Farris Slade officiating.  Burial will be in Piney Grove Church Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Frederick Hackney; one son, Terrence Hackney of Arapahoe; two daughters, Tanshell Curry of Japan and Kinshata Hackney of New Bern; one brother, Mohammed Abuie of Boston; two sisters, Ellen Wallace of New Bern and Dora Hackney of Atlanta; and five grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern.  (The Sun Journal (New Bern, NC) - August 3, 2007)

Feddie Redic Haddock

Mrs. Feddie Redic Haddock, age 88, a resident of 655 Possum Track Road, Chocowinity, NC died Friday morning July 25, 2014 at her home. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Monday July 28, 2014 at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM on Sunday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home. Complete arrangements will be announced. Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is serving the Haddock family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Grover Cleveland Haddock, Sr.

GRIMESLAND, NC - Mr. Grover Cleveland Haddock, Sr., 81, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008.  The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel, Greenville. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, NC.  Son of the late Claude H. and Dillie Elks Haddock, Mr. Haddock was a native of the Grimesland community of Pitt County where he lived and farmed all of his life. A member of Proctor Memorial Christian Church, he enjoyed singing in the choir, was active in the Men’s Fellowship, and had served as an elder, on the Administration Board, and as Sunday School Superintendent for more than 30 years. He loved to hunt and fish and was a member of the Haw Branch Hunting Club.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Haddock was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Rouse Haddock, six brothers, L.J. Haddock of Chocowinity, NC, Sherman Haddock of Washington, NC, Frizzelle Haddock and Oscar B. Haddock, both of Grimesland, NC, Jesse D. Haddock of Plymouth, NC, and Lonnie Haddock who died as a child; two sisters, Annie Ruth Mills of Grimesland, NC, and Mildred Hardee of Greenville, NC.  He is survived by: a daughter, Lou Anna Hardee and her husband, Curtis, of Greenville, NC; a son, Grover Cleveland “Cleve” Haddock, Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Greenville, NC; a sister, Marie Haddock Hardee and her husband, James L., of Greenville, NC; five grandchildren, Curtis Lee Hardee, Jr. and his wife, Anita, Michael Todd Hardee and his wife, Dana, Lovie Nicole Haddock, Karly Taylor Haddock and Shelby Cleve Haddock; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, November 5, 2008)

Inez Allen Haddock

GREENVILLE - 75, retired teacher, died Aug. 19, 1990, at Port North Villa Rest Home in Chocowinity. Funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Red Oak Christian Church. Visitation is 7 to 8:30 tonight at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) – August 21, 1990; pg. 7)

Iola Deaver Haddock

Iola Deaver Haddock, 60, of The Villages, Florida, died Monday, January 26 at her residence.  She was born December 11,1948 in Washington, North Carolina. She moved here in 2004. She has lived here since 2004.  Occupations: She retired in 1998 from her position as Administrative Officer with UNC Hospital Systems in Chapel Hill, NC after 30 years of service.  She was a graduate of Washington High School in 1967 and from King’s College, Charlotte, NC, in 1969. Member of DAR, the NC Genealogy Society, and the retired NC State Employees Assn. She enjoyed growing orchids, was an avid golfer, a hospice volunteer, and enjoyed traveling with her husband of 36 years.  She never met a stranger, and was a friend and inspiration to many, many people, all of whom will greatly miss her.  She is survived by:  Husband Mack E. Haddock of The Villages, FL; Mother Laura “Nell” Jones of Washington, NC; Step-Father J.D. Jones of Washington, NC; Sister Beth Jones of Washington, NC; Brothers Joe Gaston Deaver Wanda of Virginia Beach, VA and James Jones of Pinetown, NC.  Cremation arrangements are under the care of Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory of Lady Lake, Florida.  A celebration of life ceremony will take place at a later date.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, January 31, 2009)

Shirley Elks Haddock

Mrs. Shirley Elks Haddock, 71, of Chocowinity, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grand Ole Gospel in Chocowinity with the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home. Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, December 4, 2009)

Robert Purcell Hadley

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Dr. Robert Purcell Hadley, 70, of 110 Cherokee Trial, died Saturday, November 11 2000 at the Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, N.C.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Ken Crawley officiating.  Dr. Hadley was a pathologist having served at Wilson Memorial Hospital until 1967 and retired from the Beaufort County Hospital in October of 1999.  Survivors include his wife, Jacquelyn "Jackie" Cox Hadley; daughter Julia Hadley of Wilson; seven sons Mark A. Hadley of Seoul, Korea, Matthew P. Hadley of Richmond Virginia, R. Ethan Hadley of Tokyo, Japan, Scott Bowden of Chocowinity N.C., Chris Bowden, Stephen Bowden and Michael Bowden of Washington, N.C.; four grandsons and two granddaughters.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the funeral home and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264, East, Washington, N.C.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – November 12, 2000)

Arlene Cushing Hagar

Longtime Washington resident Arlene Cushing “Cookie” Hagar, 73, succumbed to a prolonged illness on May 19, 2009. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Arlene moved to eastern North Carolina in the early 1970s where she found the community, friendships and Southern lifestyle that she warmly embraced.  Preceded in death by her parents Edward and Mabel Cushing and sister Carol Lee Gentile, she is survived by son Bryan and daughter Lynn Hagar Barr, three grandchildren, sister Joanne Dramstad, brothers Ron, Douglas and Glenn Cushing.  A memorial service is planned for June 6 at First Christian Church in Washington. “Cookie” was a fun maker at heart. We will remember her charm, quick wit, inner strength and her kind and forgiving nature.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, May 22, 2009)

William Alexander Hagerty

William Alexander Hagerty of 105 Randalls Circle, Pinetown, NC passed away on June 30, 2011 from complications due to cancer after a two year battle. He was born in Ridley Park, PA and was a devout member of St. James Episcopal Church in Belhaven. He was the son of the late William Alexander Hagerty, Sr. and Hetwig Fritz Hagerty. He served in the Naval Air Force. On April 24, 1954, he married the former Dorothy Bradshaw. He graduated from Drexel Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Engineering. Bill’s career as a Product and Marketing Manager with Vickers, Inc. a division of Sperry Rand Corp. spanned more than 33 years. Bill worked alongside surgeons of Johns Hopkins Hospital responsible for developing a variable speed heart-lung machine. He became a Global Product Manager. He served as a delegate for Beaufort County as a Senior Tar Heel Legislature for 10 years. Bill was awarded the Governor’s Award for volunteerism in 2000. He was proud to be a member of the Bath Lions Club. His efforts in helping the elderly are extensive because he believed that, “we should take better care of our Senior Citizens”, was on the Beaufort County Regional Advisory Committee for the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, Elder Fair, Pace Board Member, coordinated Meals on Wheels for Bath and accounted for distribution, and a member of Belhaven (BHM) Regional Library Board.  In addition to his wife, Dorothy of 57 years, he is survived by his children: Debra Hagerty Bailey, Nancy Hagerty LaBarge, Mark Alan Hagerty, and Michael Patrick Hagerty; his grandchildren: Christopher, Brian, Aaron, Stephaine, Tiffany, William, Jessica, Rebecca, Hanna, and Brittany; two great grandchildren: Sabrinna and Robert and his brother: Robert Hagerty. He is preceded in death by his son, William Bradshaw Hagerty and sister, Ruth Ingrebretsen.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday July 3, 2011 at St. James Episcopal Church in Belhaven.   Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Hagerty family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Phyllis Berry Hagood

ARLINGTON, TX - Phyllis B. Hagood, 44, of Arlington, formerly of Engelhard, died Aug. 16, in Arlington after a gallant and courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 6, 1950 to Mattie M. Berry of Englehard and the late Earl Berry.  She was married to Richard Hagood of Raleigh in 1972.  Mrs. Hagood was educated in Hyde County schools, graduating from Mattamuskeet School in 1969.  She received a degree in business from Hardbarger School of Business in Raleigh in 1970.  She was a member of Rush Creek Baptist Church where she was leader of the Awana Girls' Auxillary.  She was a homemaker.  Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are daughters, Kelly and Stacey of the home; sister and brother-in-law Martha and Freddie Harris of Askewville; 4 nieces and one nephew; maternal grandfather, Dan Midgette of Edenton.  Preceding her in death are her father Earl Berry, a sister Barbara Berry and a brother Bradley Berry.  The funeral was held August 18 at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Burial was at Emerald Hills Memorial Park.  A memorial service will be held Sept. 9 at Engelhard Baptist Church where she attended during her youth and was pianist for several years.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC)  - Thursday, August 31, 1995; pg. 8A)

Marjorie Ann Boyd Waters Hagy

At 1:00 A.M. on Monday, May 12th, 2014, Marjorie Ann Boyd Waters Hagy passed away peacefully at Duke University Medical Center attended at the bedside by close family, with the sure and certain knowledge in her faith that it was her time to be called. She lived a life of strength, beauty, grace, and generosity, and was beloved by many.  Marjorie Ann was born at home in Pinetown, North Carolina, on December 15, 1932. In 1948 she married C. S. (Boots) Waters and moved to Durham, North Carolina, where she started a family and began a career with the American Tobacco Company. She enjoyed a long and successful working life at the American Tobacco Company and formed life-long friendships, which endure to this day, in particular Lula Mangum and Rose Watson both of Durham. In 1984 she retired back to her hometown of Pinetown, NC, with her second husband Donald (Dick) Hagy. Marjorie Ann is survived by Dick, her only daughter Linda Waters Daniels of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; two grandchildren, Colin Yuri Daniels of Tacoma, Washington, and Jennifer Daniels Shue of Stafford, Virginia; as well as four cherished great-grandchildren Cassandra Amber Daniels, Jesse Colin Daniels, Austin Matthew Daniels, and Emlyn Adelle Shue. She is also survived by her beloved siblings, Kenneth Boyd of Washington, James Russel Boyd of Pinetown, MaryLou Boyd Harris of Pantego, and Gloria Boyd Franklin of Hillsborough.  A service celebrating her rewarding and vivacious life will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, May 16, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, North Carolina, where family and friends will be received, with burial at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 PM Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington, as well as other times at their home 5069 North Boyd Rd, Pinetown.  The service will be conducted by Preacher David Young of Five Points Free Will Baptist Church. All friends and family are welcome.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hagy family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Thelma  B. Jernigan Haislett

Thelma B. Jernigan Haislett, 86, died Oct. 18, 1997, in Sentara Bayside Hospital.  She was born in Belhaven, N.C., and was a practical nurse retiring after 25 years.  Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis A. Torres of Virginia Beach; a son, Robert S. Jernigan Jr. of Virginia Beach; a brother, James C. Beasley and his wife, Pat, of Virginia Beach; three granddaughters, Lynda and her husband, Raymond Olson of Florida, Pamela and her husband, Ron Muth of North Dakota, Dominique Torres of Virginia Beach; a grandson, Henry ''Chip'' Torres III of North Dakota; three great-granddaughters, Brooke, Whitney and Kelly; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial service was held Oct. 22 at her daughter's home in Virginia Beach by the Rev. Judith Meyer. Burial will be private. Woodlawn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 26, 1997; pg. B6)

Bessie Mae Boyd Hales

Mrs. Bessie Mae Boyd Hales, 86, formerly of Washington, died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at the Bermuda Terrace Nursing and Rehab Center of Advance.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with pastor Tim Lanier officiating. Mrs. Hales was born in Pitt County on July 3, 1919. She was the daughter of the late John Henry Boyd and Leather Moore Boyd. She was married to William Brooks Hales, who preceded her in death Dec. 15, 1980. She was a seamstress with Samsons Shirt Factory for 24 years and retired in 1981. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Edna Blackwelder of Richmond, Va.; three sons, Billy B. Hales of Pikeville, Terry L. Hales of Winston-Salem and Dewey T. Hales of Greenville; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Dalton R. Hales.  The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, June 2, 2006)

Clifton Lee Hales, Sr.

Mr. Clifton Lee Hales, Sr., age 74, a resident of 1304 Nicholson Street, Washington, NC died Sunday February 28, 2010 at his home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00AM Thursday March 4, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Ray West.  Mr. Hales was born in Craven County on September 4, 1935 son of the late Walter Lee Hales and Alice Pearl Godley Hales. He was a graduate of Chocowinity High School and later went on to serve in the U.S. Army. Mr. Hales worked for many years in Heavy Equipment Management retiring from Pioneer Machinery. On January 11, 1957 he married the former Valdean Cox, who preceded him in death on January 22, 2001. Mr. Hales was a member of the D.A.V. and the V.F.W. He was also a member of First Church of Christ of Washington.  Mr. Hales is survived by two children: Donna H. Thompson and husband Harry and Cliff Hales and wife Jen all of Washington, five grandchildren: Trey Wainwright, Holly Wainwright, Caitlin Hales, Cierra Hales and Cameryn Hales, four great grandchildren: Damian Brimmer, Zoey Wainwright, Ian Wainwright and Colton Wainwright.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday March 3, 2010 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at First Church of Christ Sanctuary, 520 East 10th Street, Washington, NC and other times at the home located at 1304 Nicholson Street Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Hales family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, March 2, 2010)

Emily Elizabeth Wynne Haley

Mrs. Emily Elizabeth Wynne Haley, age 71, a resident of 221 East Main Street, Washington, died Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church, Washington, conducted by Rev. Susan Harrison. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Haley was born in Washington on September 1, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Frank Wynne and Ada Jones Wynne. Mrs. Haley was a 1956 graduate of Washington High School. She was a secretary for Leith Automotive in Greenville and at Perry Buick in Norfolk, VA. She was the owner and operator of Emily’s Gift Shop. Mrs. Haley was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Haley is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Deninne Sweatland of Washington; her son, John Thomas Haley III of Ft. Myers, FL; and her grandson, John Thomas Haley IV of Ft. Myers, FL.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Haley was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Colin Sweatland.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Haley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lois Clayton Hall

Mrs. Lois Cayton Hall, age 73, a resident of Ridgewood Nursing Home and a former resident of East Haven Apartments, died Tuesday evening, January 2, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday January 4, 2007 at the Friendship Cemetery located on Old Sandhill Road, in the Small Community, Aurora. Pastor Dan Woods will officiate the service   Mrs. Hall was born September 6, 1933, daughter of the late Henry Wade Cayton and Vivian Courtney Cratch Cayton. She married Wilber Lee Bonner who preceded her in death. Mrs. Hall was a homemaker.  She is survived by her three sons: Steve Bonner of Washington, William “Butch” Bonner of Lakeland, FL and Timothy Bonner of Elizabeth City; her two sisters: Margaret Clark and Elizabeth Edwards both of Chocowinity; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her twin brother, Donald Cayton and several brothers and sisters.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the family of Lois Hall.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, January 4, 2007)

Marion Clarissa Leggett Hall

Mrs. Marion Clarissa Leggett Hall, age 82, a resident of 310 Warren Place, Washington, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at her home.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, conducted by Pastor Danny Barrow.  Mrs. Hall’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Christopher Stebbins, Tyler Shorey, James Hall, Jr., Robert Hall, Jr., Shawn Hall, and Gavin Stebbins. Her great grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Hall was born in Beaufort County on August 17, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Marshal Wayne Leggett and Kathleen Clark Leggett. Mrs. Hall was a homemaker. She was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Hall loved to cook and take care of everybody.  She was married to Robert James Hall, who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Hall is survived by her sons, James Lee Hall, Sr. of Washington, Robert Steven Hall, Sr. and wife Tammy of Groton, Mass.; her daughters, Brenda Hall Stebbins and husband Joseph of Lunenburg, Mass., Nancy Cathrine Willets and husband Jay of Ayer, Mass., Lynn Hall Sawyer and husband Jonathan of Pantego; her brothers, Thad Leggett of Washington, Wayne Leggett of Raleigh, Cecil Leggett of Bath; her sister, Geraldine Leggett Dixon of Washington; twelve grandchildren, James Lee Hall, Jr., Corey Lee Hall, Angela Marie Hall-Damon, Robert Steven Hall, Jr., Shawn David Hall, Christopher Michael Stebbins, Misty Ann Stebbins, Tyler James Shorey, Danielle Clarissa Shorey, Kaitlyn Lee Willets, Kelley Elizabeth Willets, Lucas Austin Willets and 19 great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by a son, Joseph David Hall; and a sister, Julia Leggett Gill.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, March 30, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hall family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Naomi Phipps Lane Hall

Mrs. Naomi Phipps Lane Hall, age 89, a resident of Washington, died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Beaufort County Medical Center.  Graveside services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington conducted by the Rev. George Daniels and James Warren.  Mrs. Hall was born in Pamlico County on April 25, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Carly Arthur Phipps and Ollie Ursula Fornes Phipps. She graduated from Chocowinity High School and Beaufort County Community College. Mrs. Hall worked as a nurse at Beaufort County Hospital for 25 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of West End Baptist Church and the Choctaw Council #51, Degree of Pocahontas.  Mrs. Hall was married to her first husband, Troy Lane, who preceded her in death, Aug. 6, 1988. Later, she married Garnett Lee Hall, who preceded her in death, Aug. 13, 2000.  She is survived by two sons, Troy L. Lane and his wife, Hilda A. Lane of Washington, James Maynard Lane and his lifetime partner, Linda M. Roberts of Wilmington; considered as a son, Michael C. Gillis and his wife, Genevieve Gillis of Washington; one brother, William Phipps of Hialeah, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husbands, Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Lane Warren; three brothers, and two sisters.  The family received friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory and other times at her home, 405 Hudnell St., Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hall family.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, July 29, 2011)

Shirley Whitehurst Hall

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Mrs. Shirley Whitehurst Hall, 67, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005. A graveside service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Bethel Cemetery.  Born in Beaufort County, N.C. she was a daughter of the late Garland Thomas and Lina Davenport Whitehurst. A former resident of Pitt County, N.C., she was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.  Surviving are her son, Michael Hall of Garner; daughter, Kay Barfield of Hartsville; and grandchildren, Jeremy Hall, Rachel Hall and Kyle Murray.  The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville, N.C.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – March 3, 2005)

Starolous Darlene Hamill

Ms. Starolous Darlene Hamill, age 50, a resident of 187 Charlie Lane, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, January 5, 2010.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, January 11, 2010 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Pastor Phillip Jethro officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the service hour and at other times at the home of her son at 220 Hudnell Street, Washington, NC.  Ms. Hamill was born in Beaufort County on June 9, 1959 to the late Clifford Eugene and Shirley Squires Hamill. Darlene lived her entire life in Beaufort County and attended Alligood Church of God.  She is survived by two sons, Edward L. “Craig” Hudson of Chocowinity and Dustin S. Upton of Washington and Dale Ann Edwards, Carroll Berry and Jimmy Berry, all cousins but were raised like siblings; and four grandchildren.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a cousin, Richard L. Squires and a grandson, Jacob Eugene Hudson.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Hamill family.  (Washington Daily News – Saturday, January 9, 2010)

Doris Virginia Kissling Hamilton

Mrs. Doris Virginia Kissling Hamilton, 82, of 168 Warren Lane, Belhaven, died Monday, July 14, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in First Presbyterian Church in Washington, conducted by the Revs. L. Spotswood Graves and Darryl Evans.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mendham Hilltop Cemetery in Mendham, N.J.  Mrs. Hamilton was born in St. Louis, Mo., on June 4, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Albert Jacob Kissling and Viola Gertrude Olive Kissling. She was married to Neill Hamilton, who preceded her in death in 1998. She was a violin teacher. She served on the board of the Little Children of the World. She was the founder and director of the Beaufort County Community Orchestra as well as a member of numerous other orchestras. Mrs. Hamilton was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the church choir.  Survivors include three sons, Neill Q. Hamilton II, Esq. of Summit, N.J., Patrick S. Hamilton, PhD. of Newton, Mass., and Scott A. Hamilton, MD of Lafayette, La.; three sisters, Beverly Rosengren of Ridgewood, N.J., Dolly Bachman of Cohoes, N.Y., Charlotte Kissling of San Francisco, Calif.; one brother, the Rev. Albert Kissling of Las Cruces, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and two step grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Wednesday, July 16, 2008)

Edgar Paul Hamilton

Mr. Edgar Paul Hamilton, age 71, a former resident of 4079 Respess Rd., Pinetown, NC died Saturday December 17, 2011 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.  At Edgar’s request no memorial services will be held. He also stated that no flowers or memorial contributions would be necessary. Mr. Edgar was born in Beaufort County on March 5, 1940 son of the late Dennis Ormond Hamilton and the late Daisy Rae Tuten Hamilton. He was a graduate of Bath High School and a member of Everett’s Cross Roads Church of Christ.  Mr. Edgar is survived by three siblings: Talmage O. Hamilton of Belhaven, Polly Britt of Plymouth and Roland Hamilton of Washington. He was preceded in death by a brother: Ronald Hamilton and two sisters: Pauline Ambrose and Peggy Boyd.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hamilton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Fletcher Darnell Hamilton

Elder Fletcher Darnell Hamilton, 54, of 311 Cayton Landing Road, Aurora, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Craven Regional Medical Center, New Bern.  A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Reids Chapel Church of Deliverance, Aurora, with Bishop George Barrow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Hamilton was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 23, 1951. He was the son of the late Everett and Mary Harrell Hamilton. He attended Beaufort County schools. He was married to Beverly Purdue Hamilton, who survives. Before his health declined, he served as pastor of Mount Zion Free Will Baptist Church and Woodstock Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include four sons, Preston Watson of Grifton, William Purdue of Chocowinity, Carl Johnson of Alabama and Christopher Johnson of Maryland; five daughters, Sherry Chapman of Indiana, Danielle Hamilton of California, Chantel Hamilton of the home, Charlene McKenzie of New Bern and Belinda Adams of Washington; 19 grandchildren; two sisters, Shelia Howard of Chocowinity and Monica Roberson of Riverhead, N.Y.; and six brothers, Alton Hamilton of Chocowinity, Jerry Hamilton of Aurora, Dean Hamilton of Edward, Dennis Hamilton and Oscar Roberson, both of Greenville, and Carl Roberson of Richmond, Va.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, April 1, 2006)

Henry Donald Hamilton

Mr. Henry Donald Hamilton, 59, of Greenville, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date at Trinity Episcopal Church in Chocowinity.  Mr. Hamilton was born in Wadesboro on May 17, 1949. He was the son of the late Boyce and Ruth Hamilton. He graduated from Wadesboro High School in 1967. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Pharmacy School in 1973.  Survivors include one daughter, Victoria B. Hamilton of Washington and three sons, Ashton G. Hamilton of Washington, and David A. Hamilton and Steven “Hank” Hamilton, both of Greenville.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, January 7, 2009)

Ira Joe Hamilton

Mr. Ira Joe Hamilton, 59, of 22763 N.C. Highway 33 East, Aurora, died Nov. 12, 2011. A funeral will be conducted at noon Sunday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Aurora, with Elder Winfred Hamilton officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. today at the church and other times at the home.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, November 19, 2011)

Latoya Gouldy Hamilton

Ms. Latoya Gouldy Hamilton, 24, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.  A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Macedonia Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, with Elder Donald Peartree officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Ms. Hamilton was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 10, 1983. She was the daughter of Clarence and Janice Hamilton of Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a 2001 graduate of Nazareth High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. This upcoming spring semester, she would have earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting at Pace University. She was employed by North Fork Bank as a bank teller. She was a member of New Hope Family Worship Center. Survivors include two brothers, Darryl Hamilton of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Dwayne Hamilton of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and one sister, Claudeen Hamilton of Baltimore, Md. The family will receive friends at the home of Hazel Murray, 980 W. Pantego St., Belhaven. Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, February 29, 2008)

Mary Jane Jones Hamilton

Mrs. Mary Jane Jones Hamilton, 72, of 1739 Spring Creek Road, Aurora, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Saint John Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Winfred Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mrs. Hamilton was born in Craven County on Nov. 5, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Woodford Jones and Laurarene Harper Jennette. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She was employed at Samsons Shirt Factory prior to her retirement. She was married to George I. Hamilton, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother Board.  Survivors include four sons, Marvin Hamilton and Cordice Hamilton, both of Aurora, Andra Harper of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Larry Hamilton of Austin, Texas; three daughters, Marilyn Knight of Aurora, and Hope Hamilton and Erica Moore, both of Providence, R.I.; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Annie Smallwood and Laura Jennette, both of Aurora, Christine Wright of New Bern, Frances King of Vanceboro, and Joyce Jones of Ernul; and four brothers, Joseph Harper and Stephen Jennette, both of Aurora, and Jerry Jones and Woodford Jones Jr., both of Ernul.  She was preceded in death by one son, Anthony Hamilton; two sisters, Bessie Johnson and Doris Scott, and three brothers, Larry Harper, James Jennette and Andrew Jones.  The family will receive friends at the home. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 21, 2006)

Steve Glenn Hamilton

VIRGINIA BEACH - Steve Glenn Hamilton, 63, of the 4700 block of Open Greens Drive, died Dec. 5, 2003, in his residence. Born in Washington, N.C., Mr. Hamilton had retired from Norfolk Southern as a conductor after 40 years of service. He was a member of Virginia Beach Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Brenda C. Hamilton; a son, Steve G. Hamilton Jr., both of Virginia Beach; and three sisters. A funeral will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by Dr. J.D. Norris Jr. with visitation following. A private interment will follow on Monday at the family cemetery in Martin County, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 6, 2003; pg. B8)

Ellen Darlene Jefferson Hamman

Mrs. Ellen Darlene Jefferson Hamman, age 49, a resident of 1059 Jefferson Rd., Pinetown, died Monday May 4, 2009 at her home.  Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday May 7, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Justin Marker. Phillip Simmons, Jr., Torrey Jefferson, Daniel Paszt, Matthew Clark, William Simmons and Adam Simmons will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Hamman was born in Beaufort County on August 20, 1959 to the late Jessie and Lola Jackson Jefferson. She was a graduate of Bath High School, a homemaker and worked as a cook for many years. She was a member of Five Points Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband Terry Hamman of the home, three daughters, Hannah Hamman, Bethany Hamman and Autumn Hamman all of the home, one grandson Landon Shiver, three sisters, Faye Paszt and husband Eddie of Pinetown, Lynda Harris and husband Buddy of Washington and Carolyn Simmons and husband Gene of Washington. She was preceded in death by one brother, Ronnie Jefferson.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home, 1059 Jefferson Rd., Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hamman family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, May 6, 2009)

Hannah Elizabeth Hamman

Ms. Hannah Elizabeth Hamman, age 28, a resident of 1059 Jefferson Rd., Pinetown, died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery.  Hannah was born on August 19, 1984 in Pitt County to Terry Lee Hamman who survives and Ellen Jefferson Hamman who preceded her in death on May 4, 2009. She was a graduate of Northside High School. She was previously employed with the Helmsman and Andy’s restaurant in Belhaven.  Survivors include her son, Landon Shiver, her dad, Terry Hamman, two sisters, Bethany Hamman and Autumn Hamman all of the home and her maternal grandmother, Viola C. Hamman of Washington.  The family will receive friends from 11:30 am until 12:45 pm prior to the graveside service on Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hamman family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Frank M. Hammond

Dr. Frank M. Hammond, 78, of 129 Fairway Drive, Washington, NC, died at his residence on January 7, 2012. He was born January 21, 1933, in Fair Bluff, NC, to the late Chalmers and Mamie Hammond.   Attending East Carolina University and earning his BS in Music Education in 1955, Dr. Hammond then served as a United States Air Force pilot with the Strategic Air Command from 1955 to 1958. He earned his MS in Music Education from the University of Illinois in 1959 and his doctorate in Music Education from the University of North-Carolina in 1973, the first doctorate in music education awarded by UNC-G.   Dr. Hammond’s life was devoted to music and to music education. He taught instrumental music in the North Carolina public schools, grades 4 through 12, for 13 years. At UNC-G, Dr. Hammond taught trombone, Brass Pedagogy, Conduction, and Instrumental Methods and supervised student teachers. He conducted the University Band, Trombone Choir, and Jazz Ensemble. Additionally, he performed with the Market Street Brass Quintet.   Accepting a position with North Carolina State University, Dr. Hammond served as Director of Bands, conductor of the marching band, symphonic band, British Brass Band, trombone choir, tuba choir, and the jazz ensemble, retiring in 1995. During the summer of 1991, Dr. Hammond was coordinator of the NSCU Abroad, a summer studies program, at Oxford University in Oxford, England.   In recognition of his devotion and contribution to the music program at North Carolina State University, his former students have established the Frank M. Hammond Music Scholarship.   After his retirement from NCSU in 1995, Dr. Hammond relocated to Washington, NC, and continued his involvement in music education as an educational representative for Pearson Music Company, McFadyen Music Company, and Brook Mays Music Company until 2005.   He then conducted small ensembles, taught music lessons, and was a mentor for students and faculty at the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina in Greenville, NC.   Along with his academic career, Dr. Hammond continued performance in other venues. He played with the Ringling Brothers Circus, Holiday on Ice, Modern Jazz Quartet, Clark Terry, and John Lewis. As a trombonist, he particularly enjoyed jazz music and often performed in small and large ensembles, including the Tar River Community Band and the Emerald City Big Band.   Dr. Hammond enjoyed performing annually at Homecoming with the Collegians, “the best band in Tar Heel Land,” a group of ECU alumni who had performed in the Collegians dance band while undergraduates.   Dr. Hammond is survived by his wife, the former Constance Ross, of the home; his son Steven Hammond and wife Dana and their daughter, Taylor, of Tampa, FL; his daughter Karen Hammond and her daughter, Madison, of Raleigh, NC; his step-son, Harold R. Helms and his daughter, Madeline, of Macomb, MI; and a brother, Tom Hammond and wife Mary of Athens, Ga.   Visitation will be held at the residence, 129 Fairway Drive, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 12, 2012.   A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 13, 2012, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Washington, NC. The Reverend Barbara Chaffee will officiate.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Patricia Levatta Hanberry-Blount

CHOCOWINITY - Mrs. Patricia Levatta Hanberry-Blount, 44, of Chocowinity, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Pitt Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Mt. Vernon, NY.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 5 at 2 PM at Randolph Funeral Home in Washington, NC. The wake will be from 7 to 8 PM Monday. Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery in Washington, NC.  Surviving are three children, Stephanie Hanberry, Ronald Hanberry, and Bashawn Hanberry; three sisters, Geraldine Williford, Teresa Patterson, and Sonya Bailey; five brothers, Robert Sherrell, Shemeek Hanberry, Johnnie Hanberry, Roosevelt Mack and Michael Mack; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  (The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) – March 2, 1996; pg. A8)

 Imogene Carawan Hancock

Mrs. Imogene Carawan Hancock, age 80, of Beaufort County, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 9, 2009.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2009, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Dr. Richard Sheriff officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, February 12, at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington.  Mrs. Hancock was born October 26, 1928, in Pamlico County. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Carawan Jr. and Maude Davis Carawan. She was married to Amos A. Hancock, who preceded her in death September 13, 1995. She was a homemaker. She was a former member of Hunter's Bridge Church of Christ, a member of First Baptist Church of Chocowinity, and a member of several senior citizens organizations. Mrs. Hancock loved life and her many friends.  She is survived by three daughters, Ellen H. Bayne of Pine Level, Mrs. Carol H. Hardison and husband, Jim, of Fremont and Nancy Hodges of Chocowinity; two sons, Kerry Hancock and wife, Denise, of New Bern and Amos Allen Hancock Jr. and wife, Alice, of Charlotte; two brothers, Jesse Monroe Carawan III and wife, Jacque, of Plymouth and Leland Carawan and wife, Charlotte, of Valrico, Fla.; fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; special friends, Dick Taylor and George Coghill, who she considered one of her own; and numerous friends and loved ones.  She was preceded in death by one son, Donovan Bennett Hancock, and one brother, Elmo Carawan.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Hancock family.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, February 16, 2009)

John Michael Hanna

John M. Hanna, age 64, a resident of Alderson Rd., Washington, NC, died December 13, 2010 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A rosary service will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 6:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service until 8 PM and other times at the home.  A funeral mass will be held at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Washington on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 11 AM, officiated by Father Arturo Cabra.  Mr. Hanna was born on October 13, 1946 in Ireland, son of the late Patrick and Margaret Sullivan Hanna.  He received his formal education in Ireland.  On May 12, 1973, he married former Eileen O'Prey.  In 1996, Mr. Hanna moved to Washington, NC from Rochelle, IL to work as the director of production and manufacturing for 41 years at National Spinning until his retirement.  Prior to living in Rochelle, he lived in England.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Deborah Ann Hollonbeck of Decatur, GA and Helen Marie Hanna of Raleigh, NC; 1 son, Barry Joseph Hanna of Delray Beach, FL; other survivors include, 1 grandchild, Abigail Sydney Hollonbeck, also of Decatur, GA.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Hemet Lee Hannaford

Hemet Lee Hannaford, 79, died Saturday of a heart attack at Hemet Valley Healthcare. Inurnment will be in Riverside National Cemetery.  Harford Funeral Home in Hemet is handling arrangements.  Mr. Hannaford, who was born in Washington, N.C., lived in Hemet for 12 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a minister for 30 years. He was a member of the Unity Church of the Valley.  He is survived by his wife, Jean; a daughter, Ellie Childers of Newport Beach; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward L. of Knoxville, Tenn.; and a sister, Elmira of Cincinnati.  (The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) – July 19, 1995; pg. B4)

Gloria Jean Hawkins Hannah

Mrs. Gloria Jean Hawkins Hannah, age 55, a resident of 1482 Slatestone Road, Washington, died Thursday, July 5, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, July 8, 2007 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, conducted by Billy Pollard.  Mrs. Hannah was born in Beaufort County on September 2, 1951. She was the daughter of Mary “Polly” Smith Hawkins and the late Lawrence “Junior” Hawkins. Mrs. Hannah was a homemaker.  On May 1, 1970 she married Billy Ray Hannah, who survives.  Survivors include her husband, Billy Ray Hannah of the home, two daughters, Laura Denise Caraway and Patsy Ruth Tyson both of Washington, one son, Curtis Mathew Hannah of Wilson; her mother, Mary “Polly” Smith Hawkins of Washington; three sisters, Janice Grissom of Chocowinity, Priscilla Bright and Evelyn Tyson both of Washington and four grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday, July 7, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at her home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hannah family.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - Friday, July 6, 2007)

Royce Wade Hannah

Mr. Royce Wade Hannah, age 65, a resident of 1410 Slatestone Road, Washington, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at University Health Systems–Beaufort Hospital in Washington. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington. Services will be conducted by Tony Krantz. Doug Jefferson, Daniel Fulcher, Richard Sloan, Ray Lewis, Harvey Carraway and Larry Swanner will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Hannah was born in Pitt County on Sept. 16, 1946. He was the son of the late William Joseph Hannah and Patsy Adell Hannah. Mr. Hannah worked as a welder for over 25 years at Hackney. He was a member of the Washington Moose Lodge #1800 since 1987.  On March 14, 1970, Mr. Hannah married the former Brenda “Sue” Council, who survives. Surviving with his wife are a son, Johnny Hannah and wife Jamie of Chocowinity; a daughter, Jennifer Hannah of the home; two brothers, William Joseph Hannah Jr. and wife Mary; Billy Ray Hannah and wife Jane, all of Washington; and two grandchildren, Victoria Hannah and Emily Hannah.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of his brother, William Hannah, 1438 Slatestone Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hannah family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, October 7, 2011)

Janie P. Hansley

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Mrs. Janie P. Hansley, 95, passed away Dec. 29, 1998. Born in Washington, NC., she moved to Jacksonville in 1951 and was the widow of the late Rev. Quillie Hansley who died in 1979. She was also preceded in death by her son, Rev. Wingate A. Hansley and a daughter, Janie Lois Hansley.  Survivors are 2 daughters, Nancy Alice Driggers of Lake City, SC. and Jewell Gay Thomsen of Jacksonville; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Hansley was a member of the Wesconnett Free Will Baptist Church, 6007 Seaboard Ave. where funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31st with her son-in-law, Rev. Neal Thomsen and Rev. Freddie Lockwood officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Memorial Park.  Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 5753 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL.  (The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) – December 30, 1998)

Lucy Riddick Hanson

Lucy Riddick Hanson, 92, formerly of Fairfax Ave., died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, in a Virginia Beach health care center. She was a retired secretary for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  She was born in Belhaven, N.C., and was the widow of Palmer O. Hanson. She was also predeceased by her previous husband, Max Brinson Connor Sr. Mrs. Hanson was a former member of Second Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, the New Hope Methodist Church in New Hope, N.C., and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Survivors include a daughter, Jean C. Szwed of Ocala, Fla.; two sons, Thomas A. Connor of Norfolk and Max B. Connor Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister, Harriett B. Slaughter of Pascagoula, Miss.; a brother, W. Benjamin Riddick of Nags Head, N.C.; and five grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at Cox Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. today for visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 7, 1999; pg. B8)

Teresa Jane McCoy Hanson

Mrs. Teresa Jane McCoy Hanson, 52, of 100 Amanda’s Lane, Chocowinity, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Vineyard Christian Center, N.C. Highway 33 East, Chocowinity, with pastors Stanley Jones and Annie Norman officiating. Burial will follow in the Hanson family cemetery.  Mrs. Hanson was born in Alexandria, Va., on July 18, 1953. She was the daughter of the late Vernon Wesley McCoy and Annie Tyree McCoy. She was married to William “Bill” Harvey Hanson, who survives. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Vineyard Christian Center, Chocowinity.  Survivors include one son, Allen Hanson of Arizona; one daughter, Karen Shifflet of Simpson; three grandchildren and five brothers and sisters.  The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, June 13, 2006)

Donald Larry Hardee, Sr.

Donald Larry Hardee, Sr., 67, of Washington, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 31, 2010.  The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Larry Hardee, born in Beaufort County, lived most of his life in the Pactolus community. As vice president of Hardee Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Co. since 1972, he enjoyed working with his brother and employees. They took special care to provide work during the recent difficult economic times.  Larry loved being a member and elder of Oak Grove Church of Christ. He, along with wife Jean, ministered in various ways together for 35 years. He loved to read his Bible.  Larry and Jean were married on January 11, 1964. He was a wonderful husband who loved to travel, especially on cruises. While he enjoyed time with family, he saved Friday night as a special date night for Jean.  As a father, Larry took great pleasure in joking with his children. He always looked forward to spending family time with them. In addition, he treated his in-laws as if they were his own children. Larry was an active, loving grandfather. He could often be found in the floor playing Legos, Lincoln logs, or rolling kids up tightly in a blanket.  He was loved and respected by all of his family and will be greatly missed.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth P. and Louis A. Hardee, Jr.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jean Weatherington Hardee; daughter, Lisa Hardee Ezzell and husband, Alfred, of Washington; son, Donald Larry Hardee, Jr. and wife, Joy, of Greenville; brothers, Wilbur Hardee, of Greenville, and Danny Hardee, of Washington; sisters, Linda Little, of Bath, and Debbie Moore, of Washington; and four grandchildren that affectionately called him “GaGa,”Alex Brandon Ezzell, Rebecca Grace Ezzell, Harrison Davis Hardee, and Carson Will Hardee.  The family will receive friends Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, November 2, 2010)

Eula Alligood Jones Hardee

Mrs. Eula Alligood Jones Hardee, 81, a resident of 3110 Bonnerton Road, Aurora, died Saturday, May 20, 2006, at her home.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Aurora, conducted by the Rev. Wiley “Bud” Hopkins and the Rev. Taffy Hopkins. Burial will follow in Dublin Grove Church Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Dwight Williams, Jimmy Potter, Marvin Fulcher, Steve Sedar and Ronald Voliva.  Mrs. Hardee was born in Beaufort County on January 8, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Jetha Roe Alligood and Ella Mea Woolard Alligood. She owned and operated Jones Cafe in Aurora for many years. Later, she worked at Smith Hearing Aid Center in Washington. She was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She was married to Carl B. Jones Sr., who preceded her in death in June 2002.  Survivors include one daughter, Diane Jones Hopkins of Aurora; two sons, Carl Jones Jr. and Paul Jones, both of Aurora; two brothers, Ernest Alligood of Aurora and Buddy Alligood of Tacoma, Wash.; one sister, Naomi Taylor of Snow Camp; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Lee Jones.  The family will receive friends tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at her home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, May 22, 2006)

Nellie B. Hardee

Nellie B. Hardee, 79, 907 S. Lake Pleasant Road, Apopka, died Thursday, Dec. 5. Born in Washington, N.C., she moved to Apopka from Virginia in 1963. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Apopka. Survivors: sons, Dick, Virginia, Ronnie, Mark, both of Orlando, Jack, Raleigh, N.C., Champ, Indiantown, Don, Windermere; daughters, Hazel, Orlando, Virginia, Napa Valley, Calif., Janet, Patricia, both of Raleigh, Juanita, Annette, Ruby, all of Apopka; sister, Rosavelt, Greenville, N.C.; 33 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Collison Funeral Home, Ocoee.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – December 6, 1991; pg. D8)

Alton Keith Harding, Sr.

Mr. Alton Keith Harding Sr., 81, formerly of Cherry Road, Washington, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  In keeping with Mr. Harding’s wishes, his body was donated to anatomical research and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Harding was born in Chocowinity on March 2, 1926. He was the son of the late William Joseph “Jody” Harding and Maude Hardison Harding. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and later served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was married to the former Dorothy Deloris Fields, who preceded him in death. He had worked as the manager of the former Travelers Service Station in Chocowinity and later worked with the Beaufort County ABC Board in Washington. He was a member of the American Legion. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Chocowinity.  Survivors include one son, Alton Keith Harding Jr. of Washington; one daughter, Rebecca H. Provost of Washington and five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, William R. Harding and Joseph Harold Harding, and one sister, Helen Downs.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, March 9, 2007)

Betty Lou Congleton Harding

Mrs. Betty Lou Congleton Harding, age 60, a resident of 681 Harding Lane, Chocowinity, NC died Saturday March 3, 2007 at Her home.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Monday March 5, 2007 at Haw Branch Church of Christ officiated by D.J. Maxey and Kent Gurganus. Burial will follow at the Harding-Hill Family Cemetery on Southside Farms. Shawn Harding, Ira Whealton, Herbert Congleton, Wayne Harding, Ray Barr and Jimmy Stokes will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Harding was born in Beaufort County on September 10, 1946 daughter of the late Arthur Congleton, Sr. and the late Blanche Boyd Congleton. She was a 1964 graduate of Washington High School and continued her education at Roanoke Bible College. She married Phillip Ryan Harding on March 21, 1969 who survives. Mrs. Harding was a bookkeeper having worked at the former Hamilton Beach and the Washington Daily News. She was a member of Haw Branch Church of Christ where she played the piano for twenty years.  Surviving along with her husband Phil of the home is a son: Jeffrey Harding and his wife Kelly of Chocowinity and a brother: Arthur Congleton, Jr. of Belhaven.  The Harding family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Monday March 5, 2007 at Haw Branch Church of Christ and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Harding family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, March 5, 2007)

Brian T. Harding

Brian T. Harding, 32, Oct. 20. Funeral 4 p.m., Friday, Haw Branch Church of Christ, Chocowinity.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – October 21, 1999)

Bruce Harding

Mr. Bruce Harding of 211 Harding Village Road, Washington, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, with the Rev. Glenda Lodge giving the eulogy. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Harding was born Sept. 23, 1959, the son of the late Guy Lester and Ethel Harding. He was educated in the Prince George county schools. He worked various jobs including truck driving and carpentry. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Sgt. Tykisha S. Peet of Greensboro; two brothers, Eddie Harding of Greenville, and Guy L. Harding of Chocowinity; one sister, Kathelia Lee of Washington and one grandchild.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mark Harding and Benjamin Harding.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, and other times at the home of Eddie Harding, 1291 Twisting Creek Road, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 7, 2006)

Clyde Thomas Harding

Clyde Thomas Harding, 78, a retired teacher and coach of Chocowinity High School, died Sunday afternoon as the result of an automobile accident.  Mr. Harding is survived by one brother, Lester McDonald Harding of Norfolk.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – September 7, 1993; pg. D6)

Harriett Elizabeth Hull Harding

Mrs. Harriett Elizabeth “Lib” Hull Harding, age 95, a resident of Chocowinity, NC died Friday, August 17, 2012.  Graveside services will be held 12 Noon Monday, August 20, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, conducted by The Rev. Sonny Browne.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Jim Rogers, Thomas Rogers, Kirby Balance and Herb Congleton.  Mrs. Harding was born in Van Wert County, Ohio on April 11, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Floyd Edgar Hull and Lydia Grace Miller Hull. Mrs. Harding was a graduate of Washington High School. She was a retired shipping clerk. Mrs. Harding and her husband, Lester moved to Chocowinity in 1998. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and attended the Grace Harwell Senior Center as long as long as her health permitted.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harding was preceded in death by her husband, Lester, in 2004; five brothers, Joseph Hull, Thomas Hull, Richard Hull, Robert Hull, Floyd Hull and four sisters, Ann Kirchner, Mary Roggenkemper, Jane Eder, Rhea Sheppard.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews living in surrounding states and foreign countries including Peggy Jean Rogers of Washington.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM Monday at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Harding family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Hugh Brown Harding, Jr.

Mr. Hugh Brown “Dickie” Harding, Jr.. age 58, a resident of 5985 U.S. Highway17 South, Chocowinity, N.C., died Wednesday morning, April 26, 2006, at his home.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at Barr Cemetery off Gray Road in Chocowinity officiated by Rev. Henry Horne.  C.D. Harding, Jason Lewis, Brad Davenport, Michael Harding, Larry Harding and Ricky Harding will serve as pallbearers. William Lewis Jr. will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Mr. Harding was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 22, 1947, son of the late Hugh Brown Harding Sr. and Phoebe Lee Jones Harding. He retired from Singer Furniture Company as an assembler. Mr. Harding attended Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  He is survived by his children, Scotty Harding and his wife, Christy, of Washington and Lisa Davenport and her husband, Brad, of Bath; his brothers, Plummer Harding of Chocowinity; his sisters, Betsy Lewis of Grifton and Faye Manning of Reelsboro; and a grandchild, Landon Davenport. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Joseph Israel Harding, and a brother, James Harding.  The family will receive friends at Mr. Harding’s home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Harding family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, April 27, 2006)

J. Carl Harding

J. Carl Harding, 87, who had owned and managed beauty salons in Washington for more than 60 years, died of respiratory failure and Alzheimer's disease Nov. 29 at Mount Vernon Hospital.  Mr. Harding, who lived in Washington, was born in Chocowinity, N.C. He moved to this area in the early 1920s and opened Harding's Salon of Beauty on North Capitol Street. He later moved the salon to Kennedy Street NW, then to Virginia Avenue NW. He continued to manage the salon until October 1987.  He was a member of Capitol Hill United Methodist Church and was a frequent golfer at the Haines Point golf course.  Survivors include his wife, Marjorie A. Harding of Washington, and a stepdaughter, Barbara Bukovan of Largo, Fla.  (The Washington Post (Washington, DC) – December 1, 1988; pg. C7)

John A. Harding, Jr.

John A. Harding, Jr., 75, Dec. 24.  Graveside 1 p.m., Wednesday, Edward's Cemetery, Chocowinity.  Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – December 26, 2000)

John James Harding

Mr. John James Harding, 83, of 4722 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at Ridgewood Manor nursing home in Washington, N.C. A funeral will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Mount Olive A.M.E. Zion Church, 1377 S. Asbury Church Road in Washington, with the Rev. David L. Ollison Sr., pastor, and the Rev. Guylester Harding Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  John was born November 20, 1922, the oldest son of the late John and Fannie Holley Harding. He was preceded in death by his first wife Ever C. McCoy and two sisters, Thelma Frazier and Laura Harding.  On September 11, 1967, he married Adell Taylor.  He attended Washington Colored High School. He worked on his father’s farm until he was drafted to active duty in the United States Army in 1943. He served in World War II with the U.S. Cavalry, also he was a Buffalo soldier and was discharged in 1945 with honors.  John relocated to New York City in 1955 and was employed with the Veterans Administration Hospital as a lead food-service worker. He retired in 1980. He moved back home and worked in Archie Harding’s Shopping Bag store as an assistant manager for five years.  He was a member of Mount Olive A.M.E. Zion Church since 1934. He was a former Sunday school superintendent, a trustee, a member of the Senior Choir (parliamentarian) and sang with the Mount Olive Male Chorus.  John is survived by a devoted wife, Adell T. Harding of the home; five brothers, Vance D. Harding (Jessie) of Mattapan, Mass.; Clarence M. Harding (Renner), Archie A. Harding (Alice), Donald F. Harding (Sandra), Fenner L. Harding (Patricia), all of Harding’s Village, Washington, N.C.; four sisters: Margaret H. Lawrence (Arthur) and Janice H. Gibbs (Johnny) of Harding’s Village, Washington, N.C.; Alice H. Williams (Alfred) of New York City and Jessie H. Burks (Martin) of Bronx, New York; five brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, one stepson, Gordon Erkins; one stepdaughter, Martha Richardson; one stepgranddaughter, Teresa Erkins all of Bronx, New York; one goddaughter, Katrina Willis; two aunts, seven uncles, 22 nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and friends. The family will receive friends at the home. Memorial gifts may be made to Mount Olive A.M.E. Zion Church Building Fund. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service for viewing.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, N.C.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, July 15, 2006)

Mary Tripp Harding

Mary Tripp Harding, age 82, a resident of 320 Village Circle, Washington, NC died Friday, November 16, 2012 at her home. No services will be held at this time.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Harding family.   (Pamlico Funeral Service)

Redmond B. Harding

Mr. Redmond B. Harding, 77, of 1635 Bay City Road, Aurora, died Friday, May 18, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Peedtown Baptist Church with Dr. Stewart Ham, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memory Cemetery at Blounts Creek.  Mr. Harding was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 19, 1929. He was the son of the late William B. and Annie G. Harding. He attended Beaufort County schools. He was a member of Peedtown Baptist Church. Mr. Harding was a veteran of the Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was employed with PCS Phosphate prior to his retirement. He was married to Doris Blount Harding, who survives.  Survivors include two sons, Russell L. Harding of Sarasota, Fla., and Ronnie Martin Sr. of Aurora; two daughters, Sandra Moore of Edward and Tammy Harding of the home; and six grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Charles Harding, John Harding, Richard Harding, Carlillie H. Williams and Mildred Alford.  A walk-in viewing will be held from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Whitfield & Whitley Chapel. The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home in Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 23, 2007)

Stephen Jasper Harding, Jr.

Dr. Stephen Jasper Harding, Jr., of Clayton, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, following a long battle with cancer.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Dr. Harding was born in Washington on Sept. 8, 1930. He was the son of the late Jasper and Elizabeth Harding. He was a graduate of Washington High School. He served in the Navy during the Korean War after attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in St. Louis, Mo. in 1958.  He was in private practice in Clayton for 43 years.  Survivors include one sister, Bettie Mac Wilson.   Arrangements are by McLaurin at Pinecrest, Funerals & Cremations, Clayton.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, January 28, 2007)

Charles T. Hardison

Charles T. Hardison, 40, April 7.  Graveside 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Edwards Cemetery, Chocowinity.  Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – April 9, 1999)

Delphia Leona Cox Hardison

Delphia Leona Cox Hardison, age 90, a resident of Washington died on August 19, 2006 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Washington.  A funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM August 22, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington, officiated by Eddie Bowen. A private burial service will be held at a later date.  Mrs. Hardison was born in Pitt County on April 10, 1916, daughter of the late Heber Palva Cox and the late Betty Lou Everett Cox. On December 20, 1935, she married Elmo Sidney Hardison who preceded her in death on January 20, 1997. Mrs. Hardison was a homemaker and was a member of Old Ford Church of Christ. She was a member of the adult ladies’ Bible study class and Circle #3 as long as her health permitted.  She was survived by two daughters: Amy Hardison Williams and her husband E.H. of Jamesville; JoAnn Hardison Brewer of Wilson; her sister: Betty Gray Cox Waters of Washington; her six grandchildren: Polly W. Padgett and her husband Ronnie of Knightdale; Dr. Billy M. Williams and his wife Cathy of Raleigh; Beth W. Mizelle and her husband Steve of Washington; Caroline W. Joyce and her husband Chuck of Oak Ridge; Will Brewer and his wife Katina of Silver Hill, AL; Shane Brewer of North Hollywood, CA; fourteen great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hardison was preceded in death by one son: Elmo Cox Hardison; four brothers: Edward Cox, Heber Palva Cox Jr., Edgar Floyd Cox, and Shade Heber Cox; and one sister, Margaret Cox Jackson.  The family will receive friends 5:00 - 7:00 PM Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and at other times at her daughter Amy Williams home at 6577 E.H. Williams Road in Jamesville.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington will be serving the Hardison family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, August 21, 2006)

Ellen Modlin Hardison

Mrs. Ellen Modlin Hardison, age 78, a resident of 319 Hudnell Street, Washington died Wednesday afternoon February 29, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center, in Greenville.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday March 4, 2012 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Rev. Doug Batchelor. Burial will follow in Tice Cemetery.  Billy Johnson, Brandon Hardison, Gary Thompson, John Modlin, Dennis Modlin, Andy Everett and Anthony Everett will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Hardison was born in Beaufort County of May 29, 1933 daughter of the late Hilton and Lillian Modlin. On August 19, 1958, she married James Robert Hardison who survives. Mrs. Hardison was a homemaker. She enjoyed working in her yard and walking her dog, Skyler.  Mrs. Hardison is survived by her husband, James Hardison of the home; her daughter: Wendy Sue Clark; her son-in-law: Rick W. Clark; her grandson: Brandon Brooks Hardison all of Washington and his fiancée: Christina Cox of Chocowinity; her brothers: Hilton Ray Modlin of Shady Banks, Washington and Bobby Earl Modlin of Blounts Creek.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son: Jimmy Steve Hardison and her two sisters: Katie M. Johnson and Hilda Balance.  The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hardison Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ernest H. Hardison

CHOCOWINITY - Ernest H. Hardison, 65, Oct. 6.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – October 7, 1997; pg. B6)

Hilda Rae Congleton Hardison

Mrs. Hilda Rae Congleton Hardison, age 85, a resident of 3674 Cherry Road, Washington, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at her home.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, West Fifth Street, Washington, conducted by Rev. David Thompson. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  Mrs. Hardison’s grandsons and nephews will serve as active pallbearers: Andrew Hardison, Will Gautier, Eddie Congleton, Bill Hill, Steve Congleton, and Bobby Woolard. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Congleton, Troy Congleton, Wayne Congleton, Larry Congleton, Benjamin Woolard, and Nathan Woolard.  Mrs. Hardison was born in Beaufort County on May 6, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Marshall Congleton and Lela Bell Pinkham Congleton. Mrs. Hardison was a quality control inspector at National Spinning. In 1991, she retired with 33 years of service. Mrs. Hardison babysat for several families in the Washington area and was very fond of those children she babysat. Later, she became the manager of Country Living Guest Home where she worked for six years.  As a member of Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Mrs. Hardison was a past choir member, member of Christian Sisters Sunday School Class and a member of the Women Active for Christ (WAC) group. Mrs. Hardison enjoyed vacationing with her family at the beach, shopping and working in her yard.  On January 13, 1945, she married Willie Alfred Hardison, who preceded her in death in 1977. On June 5, 1999, she married Jesse Simpkins, who preceded her in death, December 15, 2000.  Mrs. Hardison is survived by her children, Willie A. Hardison, Jr. and wife, Helen of Washington, Hilda Gail Gautier of Washington, Tim Hardison and wife, Angie of Blounts Creek; five grandchildren, Jennifer Gautier Mitchell and husband, Kevin, Will Gautier and wife, Jamie, Emily Gautier Pake and husband, Scott, Kellie Hardison and Andrew Hardison; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Alton and Herbert Congleton both of Chocowinity and special sister in law, Joyce Congleton of Washington.  In addition to her parents and her husbands, Mrs. Hardison was preceded in death by a grandson (who would have served as a pallbearer), Michael Christopher Hardison; great grandson, Wesley Andrew Gautier; siblings, James M. “Junior” Congleton, Jr., Edna Mae Congleton Woolard, Eula Gray Congleton Woolard, Paul E. Congleton, Ella Ruth Congleton Hill and son in law, McDonald Gautier III.  The family would like to thank Mrs. Hardison’s care givers, Becky Smith and Janice Woolard, for their support.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, April 14, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at her home.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Hardison family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James Marvin Hardison

James Marvin Hardison, 81, a native of Washington County and resident of 309A West Water Street, went home to join the Lord, January 4, 2009 as a result of a short illness.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Christian Hope Church of Christ, officiated by Minister Reggie Braziel, Ernie Williams and Larry Woodley. Private burial in Jackson Community Cemetery will follow the services with members of the church serving as pallbearers. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, January 5, 2009 in the fellowship hall of Christian Hope Church of Christ. Memorial donations may be made to Christian Hope Church of Christ, Long Ridge Road, Plymouth, NC 27962.  James was born October 3, 1927 the son of Joseph Hoyt and Della Chambers Hardison. He was married to Clara Gurganus, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his step brother, Eugene E. Padgett. He was a retired manager of True Temper Handle mill (32 years), and the Department of Transportation. He was a longtime member of Christian Hope Church of Christ where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and in other ministeries over the years. He was much loved by everyone. James was also one of many who, although underage, (14 years old) enlisted in WWII, and was involved in the African Campaign before being discharged in late 1943.  He is survived by his half sister, Kay Waters Rollings of Jamesville; half brothers, Joby H. Hardison of Plymouth, Gary B. Hardison of Gastonia, Mike D. Hardison of Jamesville, Virgie L. Hoggard of Murfreesboro; step sister, Mary Bell Modlin of Jamesville.  Walker Funeral Home-Horner Chapel is serving the Hardison family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, January 5, 2009)

John Taylor Hardison, Sr.

Mr. John Taylor Hardison, Sr., age 74, a resident of 379 Hardison Road, Chocowinity, NC died Wednesday March 21, 2007 at Martin General Hospital in Williamston.  A funeral will be held 1:00 PM Saturday March 24, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. Keith Gardner. Burial will follow in the Edwards Cemetery. Mike Barr, Kelvin Hardison, Jason Hardison, Tommy Hardison, Ricky Hardison and Chris Sutherland will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Hardison was born in Beaufort County on June 9, 1932, son of the late Ernest Hertford Hardison, Sr. and the late Alla Nobles Hardison. He was a 1953 graduate of Chocowinity High School. On April 2, 1955, he married the former Grace M. Carawan who survives. He was a retired farmer who had worked for the City of Washington and the former Singer Furniture Company in Chocowinity.  Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Grace C. Hardison of the home; two daughters: Patricia H. Tetterton and her husband, Les of Chocowinity and Judy Elaine Hardison of Blounts Creek; a son: John Taylor “Ricky” Hardison, Jr. of Chocowinity; a sister: Ramona Ingalls of Chocowinity; two grandchildren: Christina Sutherland and her husband, Chris and Ricky Hardison and his wife, Dawn and three great grandchildren: Briana Small, Zachary Sutherland and Hunter Hardison . Mr. Hardison was preceded in death by a son: Charles Thomas Hardison on April 7, 1999 and two brothers: Ernest Hertford Hardison and Herbert Hillary Hardison.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friday March 23, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at the home of Mr. Hardison’s daughter, Patricia, located at 375 Hardison Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hardison family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, March 23, 2007)

Marion Hardison

Mr. Marion “Red” Hardison, age 78, a former resident of Washington and Dardens, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday November 16, 2013 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington officiated by Jim Cooper. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Josh Strand, Joseph Mulrooney, Ken Hardison, Dennis Griffin, Clark Aflague and Bryan Beck will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Hardison was born June 27, 1935, son of the late Gracia Britton and Marion Thomas Hardison. He was married to Manuela “Nellie” Hardison who preceded him in death. Mr. Hardison was a retired welder and a contractor with North Carolina Natural Gas. He was a member of Gospel Light Church of Christ in Jamesville and an avid gardener in his spare time.  He is survived by his children: Kevin Hardison and wife Gloria of Wilmington; Yvonne Arnold and husband Milo of Nags Head; Clark Aflague and wife Jessica Mollet of Raleigh; Kathleen Delacio and husband Pete of Arizona; Christine Paige and husband Larry of Reno, NV and Angel Luna of Reno, NV; his grandchildren: Josh Clark and wife Manuela, Holly Hardison, Lilyann Arnold, Mila Arnold, Buffy Moore and husband Robert, Katona Aflague, Joseph Mulrooney and wife Kim, Brian Delacio, David Paige and Jeffery Paige; six great grandchildren; and his siblings: Ivy Joel Beck and husband Eddie of Chesapeake; Garland Hardison and wife Joyce of Plymouth and Leslie Hardison and wife Linda of Jamesville.  The family will receive friends 7:00-8:00 PM on Friday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hardison family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Robert David Hardison

Robert (Bobby) David Hardison, beloved son of the deceased Jordan Hardison and Henrietta Gilliken, was born in Washington, NC (11-13-31) and died in Springfield, VA (6/5/08) of heart failure. He is survived by his sister Joyce Deberry in Portsmouth, VA, his daughter, Karen Hardison, his son, Clifford Scott Hardison, his two grand-daughters, Karrianne Hall and Kimberly Parker, all living in Northern Virginia. He was blessed with two son-in-laws, TJ Hall and Stephen Parker and five great grandchildren. Robert Hardison, a devout member of the Word of Life Assembly of God Church in Springfield, VA, was originally baptized at the First Christian Church in Washington, NC. He taught Senior Sunday School, ushered, and counted collection monies at Word of Life. Robert Hardison, also called Bob, served in the United States Air Force during Korea. Through the years, Bob pursued management at Ben Franklin, then worked with Western Branch Diesel, was an executive at Three Chefs Restaurants, obtained a real estate broker’s license with Ruth Robbins, had his own accounting business, and was the property manager for Arthur C. Hyde Associates (Congressional Plaza in MD and other holdings) from which he retired to then work at Word of Life in maintenance (his true love). Bob Hardison provided us an exemplar of integrity, spiritual leadership, and fatherhood. Visitation will be on Tuesday evening (6/10/08), 6 - 8, at Demaine Funeral Home in Springfield, VA. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at 11 a.m., with open casket and viewing from 10 until 11 at Word of Life Assembly of God. Bob Hardison will be buried in the Fairfax Memorial Park in the Prayer section.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, June 10, 2008)

Alfred Ray Hardy

Mr. Alfred Ray Hardy, 72, of Calico, died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home, Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Wiggins family cemetery near Calico.  Mr. Hardy was a longtime resident of Beaufort and Pitt counties.  The family will receive friends Wednesday immediately following the graveside service in the Wiggins family cemetery.  Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory of Greenville.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, April 25, 2006)

Billy Gene Hardy

Mr. Billy Gene "Buddy" Hardy, age 64, a resident of New Bern, NC, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Two Rivers Healthcare Center. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy. 264 E., Washington, NC. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Chapman's Community Holiness Church, Hwy 43, Vanceboro, NC. Committal will follow in the church cemetery. A reception will follow the services in the church fellowship hall for family and friends.  Buddy was born February 22, 1948 in Beaufort County, son of Leon and Sadie Jane Haddock Hardy. He worked in the automotive body business and logging.  Buddy is survived by his sisters, Helen Ruth Hardy Manning of Washington, Nellie Cannon Jones of New Bern, Vivian Hardy Coward of Grimesland, Alice Faye Jones of Vanceboro and Mavis Hardy Woolard of Washington, his brother, Eugene Hardy of Black Jack and his special niece, Julie Hardy Sutley.  In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his brothers, Linwood Ray Hardy and Donald Wayne Hardy.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Charles Blount Hardy

Mr. Charles Blount Hardy, age 74, a resident of 1400 Woolard Road, Washington, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Levie Hardy, Scott Hardy, Gentry Earl Elks, Jimmy Elliott, Gray Thomas Elliott, and William B. Alligood.  Mr. Hardy was born in Beaufort County on March 16, 1940. He was the son of the late Dock Oliver Hardy and Inez Boyd Hardy. Mr. Hardy was a retired farmer. He attended Snowd Branch Church of God. In his spare time Mr. Hardy enjoyed riding his golf cart around looking at his horses and cattle. He loved his children and grandchildren.  On May 27, 1961, Mr. Hardy married the former Nancy Jane Hull, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his children, Charles “Allen” Hardy and wife Donna of Washington, Libby Hardy Manning and husband, Lee of Bethel, James “Blount” Hardy and wife, Adrianne of Washington, “John” Fred Hardy and wife, Melissa of Washington; seven grandchildren, David Allen Hardy, Jenna Leigh Hardy, Katie Elizabeth Manning, Nicholas James Manning, Makayla Morgan Hardy, Jackson Blount Hardy, Sidney Cheyenne Hardy; two great grandchildren, Grace Elizabeth Gaskins and Ethan Allen Crisp; and two sisters, Reatha Hardy Elks of Washington, Julie Hardy Smith and husband, Jesse of Washington.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Hardy was preceded in death by three sisters, Mavis Hardy Manning, Iola Hardy Griffin, Melva Sue Hardy and two brothers, James Philbert Hardy and Levie Jerome Hardy.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Hardy family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Gladys H. Hardy

CHOCOWINITY – Ms. Gladys H. Hardy, 89, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005.  Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Paul Funeral Home, Washington. Burial in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – November 27, 2005)

George E. Hardy

George E. Hardy, 94, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (April 22, 2001) at Manor Care of Palm Harbor. He was born in Aurora, N.C., and came here in 1967 from Rochester, N.Y., where he retired after 40 years as a film coder at Eastman Kodak. He attended Palm Harbor United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Carmel L.; a daughter, Rita H. Panaggio, Daytona Beach; six grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – April 28, 2001)

Madie Walker Hardy
[Oct. 26, 1897 – Aug. 27, 1987]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1987)

Paige Harris Hardy

Mrs. Paige Harris Hardy, age 69, a resident of 216 Aberdeen Drive, Washington, NC, died Thursday, December 27, 2012 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 1:30PM Sunday, December 30, 2012 at First Free Will Baptist Church of Washington officiated by Rev. Todd Parrish. Burial will be private. Lee Potter, Mike Arnold, Cleve Boyd, Wayne Oliver, Mike Moore and Allen Lewis will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Hardy was born on March 7, 1943 in Beaufort County to the late John Walter Harris and Burley Modlin Harris. She was a 1961 graduate of Bath High School and furthered her education at the Beaufort County Hospital Nursing Program graduating in 1962. On July 2, 1967, Paige Harris married Marvin Ray Hardy. Mrs. Hardy worked for 45 years as a nurse at Pamlico Internal Medicine Associates of Washington retiring in 2006. Mrs. Hardy was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church and the Hope Sunday School Class.  In addition to her husband of the home, Mrs. Hardy is survived by a daughter: Renee Hardy Towns and her husband Hunter Towns and granddaughter: Madeline Sara Towns all of Raleigh, NC, two sisters: Lula Mae Jefferson of Winterville, NC and Ruby Daw of Bath, NC, and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hardy is preceded in death by two brothers: Jackie Harris and Harold Lloyd Harris and a sister: Etta Lee Ormond.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hardy family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ronald Earl Hardy

Mr. Ronald Earl “Bolt” Hardy, age 63, a resident of 1671 NC 102 Hwy. West, Chocowinity, NC died Sunday November 30, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday December 3, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. Jerry Smith. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Greg Fulcher, Anthony Fulcher, Keith Barr, Joey Barr, Ross Chandler, Tommy Rowe and Keith Weatherington will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Hardy was born in Beaufort County on February 24, 1945 son of the late John Henry Hardy and the late Gladys Hodges Hardy. He married the former Brenda Carol Dixon on July 6, 1970 who survives. Mr. Hardy was the Owner/Operator of Hardy’s Country Mart in Chocowinity and Dixon’s Service Station in Vanceboro. He was a member of Pollard Swamp Hunting Club and Gorham Swamp Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.  Surviving along with his wife Brenda of the home is a son: Kenneth Earl Hardy of Chocowinity; a daughter: Angela Hardy Manning and her husband Travis of Chocowinity; a brother: Marvin Ray Hardy of Washington; a sister: Janice Hardy Hodges of Washington and three grandchildren: Ashley Dawn Hardy, Johnathan Tyler Hardy and Damian Wayne Squires. Mr. Hardy was preceded in death by a sister: Barbara Barr Lewis.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday December 2, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mr. Hardy’s son, Kenneth Hardy located 1665 NC 102 Hwy. West, Chocowinity, NC.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hardy family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, December 2, 2008)

Ruth Foreman Hardy

Mrs. Ruth Foreman Hardy, 94, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center and formerly of Belhaven, died Monday, June 11, 2007, at Cross Creek.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Saint Reddick Missionary Baptist Church with Evangelist Theresa Wiggins delivering the eulogy and the Rev. James W. Harris officiating.  Mrs. Hardy was a member of Saint Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother Board.  Survivors include one son, Cliff Lovick of Virginia; two surrogate sons, Dr. Donald Ensley of Greenville, and Sharvon Boyd of Belhaven; three surrogate daughters, Cecelia Shelton and Verrna Green, both of Belhaven, and Cordina Porter of Liphinia, Ga.; one sister, Ethel P. Blount of Aurora; and one brother, James W. Clark Sr. of Belhaven.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Velma Whitaker.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Saint Reddick Missionary Baptist Church.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, June 14, 2007)

Tom Burtom Hardy, Sr.

Tom Burton Hardy Sr., age 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Born in Washington on Sept. 7, 1920, he served in WWII in the U.S. Army with the 11th Airborne Division as a paratrooper. After his return from the war, he worked with the federal government in Washington, D.C., and Bluemont, Va.  He is predeceased by his first wife, Agnes Patton Hardy, the mother of their children. He is survived by his present wife, Ursula Perkins Hardy; son, Tom Burton Hardy Jr.; daughters, Laura Lee Hardy and Patricia Hardy Howard; his son-in-law Alan Howard; his sister, Virginia Lee Hurdle of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his stepson, Jeffery Perkins and wife Sylvia and step-granddaughter, Victoria, all of Germany. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Fla.  The family will be receiving friends from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, followed by the funeral service at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Fla.   Arrangements are by Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando, Fla.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, January 26, 2012)

Vickie Peele Hardy
[Feb. 8, 1956 – June 6, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper - June 2002)

Vinest Faye Conner Hardy

On Dec. 16, 2011, Vinest “Faye” Conner Hardy, affectionately know as “Faye,” entered into eternal and peaceful rest at her home in Washington, N.C.  She is the daughter of the late Mrs. Inez Conner Roberson and the late William Rogers Conner on Dec. 10, 1944 in Ransomville, N.C. (known as over the river from Belhaven). Vinest Hardy is the second child of six children. She attended Belhaven High School where she graduated in 1963. After graduating high school, she relocated from Belhaven, N.C. to New Haven, Conn. While living in Connecticut, she married Robert Hardy and from that union they have three children – Robert, Simone, Wanda Hardy – and two grandchildren Nigel Holley and Porscheda Keech. She enjoyed over 20 years of employment until retirement with United Technology. She attended and graduated from Carver Bible Institute, Atlanta, Ga.; New Haven Academy of Business and Stone Business College, New Haven, Conn.  In 1976, she received Christ as her personal Savior. With a zeal for Christ within two weeks she was filled with the Holy Spirit through fasting and praying. Faye received her training through and under pastor Bob Pulley. In 1979, Faye accepted her call into the Ministry. In 1984, Faye moved south through the leading of the Holy Spirit and began to Evangelize in Eastern North Carolina. The Holy Spirit moved through her in the areas of Bath, Washington and Blount’s Creek. Many souls were saved, many were healed and many were delivered.  In 1989, Faye found herself on the way back to New Haven, Conn., and was reinstated on her job at United Technology. In February 1991, persuaded by the Holy Ghost, Faye found herself back in Beaufort County, N.C.  After this time, she became pastor Vinest Faye Hardy of Holy Ghost Deliverance Church where many lives were saved and the ministry began to grow. She served in the community by feeding the homeless with the North Carolina Food Bank.  She was honored to pray at the City of Washington Municipal Building for National Day of Prayer. She was a notary public for Beaufort County. She was the treasurer for Class of 1963 Belhaven High School Alumni. She also traveled to the Hyde County Correctional Facility to encourage the men. She became Overseer Fay Hardy under the leadership of Apostle Ardean Richardson. She continued God’s work and building Holy Ghost Deliverance Church and purchased a gymnasium and moved into a house of Worship and God elevated her into Apostleship as Apostle Faye Hardy.  Apostle Hardy leaves to cherish her memory: three children, Robert D. Hardy, Washington, N.C.; Simone Hardy, Wilmington, N.C.; Wanda Hardy, Washington, N.C.; two grandchildren, Porscheda Keech, Washington, N.C. and Nigel Holley, Wilmington, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Keech, Washington, N.C. and Josiah Herring, Washington, N.C.; three sisters, Berdest Huggins (Percy), New Haven, Conn.; Queenie Moore (Aaron), New Haven, Conn.; Phyllis Tucker (Richard), Bloomfield, Conn.; one brother, Marvin Conner (Dorothy), New Haven, Conn.; one aunt Clara Jones, Bronx, N.Y., and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin Aldridge and Charlie Rogers Conner.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, December 22, 2011)

Edna Rowland Harper

Mrs. Edna Rowland Harper, age 86, a resident of 124 Pondora Drive, Washington, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at her home.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington conducted by Billy Ray Askew.  Mrs. Harper was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 7, 1926. She was the daughter of the late William Jesse Rowland and Lalla Pearl Bennett Rowland. Mrs. Harper was a graduate of Bath High School and Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College). She received her Master’s degree from East Carolina Teachers’ College (now East Carolina University). Mrs. Harper taught school in the public school systems for 45 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed square dancing, attending church and taking care of her family.  Mrs. Harper was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Harper; two sons, John Carlton Harper and William Jeffrey Harper; and three sisters, Lalla Ruth Rowland, Georgia Askew and Margaret Hewett.  She is survived by her brother, Bill Rowland and his wife, Rose of Washington; sister, Rebecca Wallace of Pinetown; grandson, Caleb Steven Harper of Pikesville; granddaughter, Melissa Harper Banks and her husband, Phil of Washington; daughter-in-law, Jackie Lewis Harper of Washington; four great-grandchildren including Abigail Olivia Banks of Washington, many nieces and nephews and her dog and constant companion, Jenny.  The family will receive friends at the home, 124 Pondora Drive, Washington after the service.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Harper family.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, March 31, 2012)

John Carlton Harper

Mr. John Carlton Harper, age 53, a resident of 137 Nicholas Rd., Washington, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at his home.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Friday, July 18, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be conducted by Rev. Gary Murphree.  John was born in Beaufort Co. on July 20, 1954 to the late William A Harper and Edna Rowland Harper who survives. John was a graduate of Whiteville High School and received a degree in business from Appalachian State University. He was of the Methodist faith.  Survivors include his mother, Edna Rowland Harper of Washington, one brother, William Jeffrey Harper and wife Jackie of Locust, NC, one uncle, William J. Rowland, Jr. and wife Rose of Washington, one aunt, Rebecca Wallace of Pinetown, one niece, Melissa Harper of Arapahoe, one nephew, Caleb Harper, best friend, Sheila Southern and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by three aunts, Margaret Hewitt, Georgia Askew and Ruth Rowland.  The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, Edna Rowland Harper, 124 Pondora Dr, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Harper family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Friday, July 18, 2008)

Mary Elizabeth Harper

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Harper, 81, resident of Durham, died Tuesday morning in Durham Regional Hospital following declining health. She was born in Washington, N.C., the daughter of the late Floyd Bateman and Hattie Carmack Alligood. She was the wife of the late William Thomas Harper. Mrs. Harper was a retired Bookkeeper with the J.P. Taylor Tobacco Co. in Kinston. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Kinston and a member of the Women's Club in Kinston and Durham and the Bridge Club. She was a graduate of Lenoir College.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Edna Meeks of Durham. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens by Rev. Dr. Tobie Stone. Pallbearers will be Donald Meeks, Billy Meeks, Tommy Meeks, Ralph Stanhope, Selvin Snead and Chad Meeks.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.  (The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) – August 20, 1997; pg. C2)

Michael Harper

Mr. Michael Harper, age 63, a resident of 405 West 16th Street, Washington, died Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at his home. He had legally changed his name from Gwinn Thomas McCuistion to Michael Harper several years ago.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Rev. Scott Setzer. The family will receive friends at the graveside.  Michael was born in Beaufort County on May 25, 1947. He was the son of Mildred Snell McCuistion and the late Robert Henry McCuistion. Michael graduated from Kecoughtan High School and took other courses of study in Hampton, Va. He later lived in Denver, Colorado with his grandmother and worked for AT&T for several years.  When his father became seriously ill, Michael returned to Washington. In 1998, his father died and he has been with his mother since that time. Michael would be the son that most mothers would love to have. Although he had fallen and broken his hip badly and unable to work a full time job, Michael made up for this by taking care of his mother, buying groceries, running errands, etc. and even some house cleaning at times.  Although he is gone from this earth, he will forever be with his mother.  Michael is survived by his mother, Mildred Snell McCuistion of the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Harper family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

William A. Harper

Mr. William “Bill” A Harper, age 82, of 124 Pondora Dr., Washington, died peacefully in his home early Friday, May 16, 2008.  Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Wares Chapel United Methodist Church and will be conducted by Pastor Karen Crutchfield. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Masonic graveside rites.  Bill was born in Robstown, Texas, on December 11, 1925, to the late Shelby N and Edna Edith Virden Harper. He served his country as a Marine from 1943 to 1945, most of his time was spent in the South Pacific and off the coast of Japan waiting to invade but ended up serving in the clean up after the atomic bobs were dropped. He married Edna Pearl Rowland of Pinetown on Christmas day in 1945. He was a 1946 graduate of Corpus Christi High School in Corpus Christ, Texas, and then went on to ECU to receive a BA in education and a Masters in administration. Bill was a member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church, was a math and scienc teacher for 30 years and enjoyed working on his computer, talking on his ham radio, square dancing and his service in the Masonic Lodge no. 675.  Survivors include his wife of 62 years Edna Rowland Harper of the home; two sons, William Jeffrey Harper and his wife Jackie of Locust, N.C., John Carlton Harper of Washington; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by: his brother Shelby N Harper.  The family received friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home, 124 Pondor Dr., Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Harper family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, May 18, 2008)

Arthur Henry Harrell

Mr. Arthur Henry Harrell, age 102, a resident of 3409 Market Street Extension, Washington, NC, died Friday, September 21, 2012 at his home.   A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00a.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Ray West. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  Mr. Harrell was born in Beaufort County on August 16, 1910 to the late Jimmy Harrell and Eva McRoy Harrell. He graduated from Washington Collegiate Institute and furthered his education at State College (now North Carolina State University). Mr. Harrell served his country in the United States Army. He was a lifelong farmer. Mr. Harrell was married to the late Mary Louise Boyd Harrell, who preceded him in death on May 21, 2003. Mr. Harrell was a member of the First Church of Christ of Washington, Orr Lodge # 104 A.F. & A.M., Washington Lion’s Club, and Tau Tribe # 18 Improved Order of Red Men.  Mr. Harrell is survived by two daughters, Sandra Harrell Dixon and husband Durwood and Gwen Harrell Jordan and husband Ken all of Washington, NC, a brother, Frank Harrell of Lottsburg, VA, three sisters, Geneva Whichard and husband Warren and Mildred H. Elks all of Chocowinity, NC and Sallie H. Tadlock of Elizabeth City, NC, and two grandchildren, Allen Dixon of Washington, NC and LeAnne Jones-Braly of Greenville, NC.  In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Harrell is preceded in death by two brothers, Matthew Harrell and Thomas Harrell, and three sisters, Kathleen H. Haddock, Alta H. Mills and Mattie Lee H. Sears.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Harrell family.  (Paul Funeral Gome)

Evelyn Marie Lilley Harrell

Mrs. Evelyn Marie Lilley Harrell, 65, of Washington, died Sunday, June 15, 2008 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Pastor Shad Watters officiating.  Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Wade Lilley, Paul Glisson III, James Eakle, Matthew Mayo Lilley III, J.R. Harris, and Donald Bortz will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Harrell was born October 1, 1942 in Beaufort County.  She was the daughter of the late Matthew Mayo Lilley and Martha Elizabeth Taylor Lilley.  She was a retired housekeeper at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home.    She is survived by three daughters, Betty H. Windley, Loretta Harrell and Elizabeth H. O’Brien, all of Washington; four brothers, Floyd Lilley of Chocowinity, Russell Lilley of Pinetown, Alton Lilley of Washington, and Wade Lilley of Bath; two sisters, Debbie Bridgeman of Washington and Shirley Mizell of Williamston; one half-sister, Helen Allen of Newport News, VA; and five grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the funeral hour, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, June 17, 2008)

Helena Stewart Harrell

Helena Stewart Harrell of the 300 block of W. 35th St., a homemaker, died June 28, 1993, in Sentara Nursing Center.  Mrs. Harrell was born in Washington, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Helen King Stewart and Elbert Stewart and was the widow of John F. Harrell. She was a member of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ and the Mothers Board.  Survivors include five daughters, Sandra Harrell, Blanche Stewart, Vanessa Stewart, Dianna Young, all of Norfolk, and Wilhelmenia Gilliam of Mesquite, Texas; two sons, Samuel Harrell of Suffolk and Lorenzo Stewart of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one uncle, Edward Lee King.  A funeral will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, 745 W. 37th St., by the Rev. James Williams. Burial will be in Hampton National Cemetery. The family will assemble at 2815 Llewellyn Ave. Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – June 30, 1993; pg. D2)

Joseph Mayhugh Harrell

MELBOURNE - Joseph Mayhugh Harrell, 75, 2757 Zephyr Lane, Melbourne, died Tuesday.  Born in Beaufort County, N.C., he moved to Melbourne from Norfolk, Va., in 1982. He was a retired machinist for the U.S. Civil Service. He was a member of Praise Cathedral Church of God. He was a member of the Grand Lodge International Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors: wife, Flossie; daughter, Ann Smith, Virginia Beach, Va.; stepson, John, Melbourne; stepdaughter, Blanche Odom, Melbourne; brothers, Roy, Norfolk, Walter, Tarboro, N.C.; sisters, Maybelle Peoples, Virginia Beach, Beaulah Zeto, Dazel, S.C.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Davis Funeral Home, Melbourne.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – May 6, 1988; pg. D10)

Joyce Marie Lewis Harrell

Mrs. Joyce Marie Lewis Harrell age 63, a resident of 1003 Pamlico Street, Washington, NC died Monday January 16, 2012 at University Health Systems Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 3:30PM Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Servant Mike Huppmann.  Mrs. Harrell was born in Washington, NC on August 25, 1948 the daughter of the late George David Lewis, Jr. and Sallie Edwards Lewis. She married John Gordon Harrell on August 15, 1967. Joyce lived in Columbia, SC for 32 years with her husband Gordon until his death on January 16, 2003, she then returned to Washington, NC where she has lived for the past 9 years. She had a special love for her mother and spent as much time as possible with her, working in her home enjoying her flowers and fishing also were a big part of her life.   Mrs. Harrell is survived by her mother, Sallie Smith of Washington; a brother, William E. Lewis and wife Marie of Bath; a sister Diane Lewis Griffin and husband Christopher of Elm City, NC; her nieces Katie Lewis and Janie Bell, nephews Josh Lewis and Trevor Edwards and special friend Bernice Padgett. She was preceded in death by a sister Peggy Jean Edwards and her stepfather Arthur Smith.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Harrell family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Stephen Bragaw Harrell

Stephen Bragaw Harrell, 84, 107 S. College St., Leesburg, died Friday. Born in Washington, N.C., he moved to Leesburg from Baltimore in 1960. He was a claims agent in the insurance industry. He was a Baptist. Survivors: wife, Lochie D.; daughter, Rose Marie Rydlewski, New Castle, Del.; sister, Mrs. Dena H. Foster, Whigham, Ga.; brother, William W. Sr., Columbus Ga.; three grandchildren. Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – June 25, 1988; pg. D8)

Vivian Whorton Harrell

Vivian Whorton Harrell, 88, died Feb. 8, 1997, in Virginia Beach.  She was born in Belhaven, N.C., and was a retired federal employee of Little Creek Amphibious Base with 23 years of service. She was a member of Indian River Senior Citizens Club.  Survivors include a daughter, Jo-Anne H. Seay and husband Archie F. Seay Jr. of Virginia Beach; two sons, Herman S. Harrell Jr. of Washington, D.C., and Bert R. Harrell and wife, Nancy, of Virginia Beach; a sister, Rosa W. Funk of South Norfolk; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 10, 1997; pg. B5)

Jean L. Paramore Harrington

Mrs. Jean L. Paramore Harrington, 71, of Indian Orchard, Mass., died Friday, July 11, 2008 at Bayside Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Washington Assembly of God with Pastor Kenneth Pritchard officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the home of Kevin Rogers, 105 Circle Street, Washington, N.C.  Jean was born February 1, 1937 in Washington, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Leslie and Emma Brian Paramore. She had been a resident of Indian Orchard, Mass. for 55 years.  Jean was a waitress for many years. She had worked for Frank’s Diner in Ludlow for several years and also at the Chapin East Variety Store of Ludlow. She was involved in youth hockey with her sons having been associated with the Sixteen Acres Hockey Association and the former Polish American Veterans Hockey Association.  She leaves behind her three sons, Keith A. Harrington and his wife, Andrea of Indian Orchard, Mass., Brian D. Harrington of Indian Orchard, Mass., and Steven G. Harrington of West Springfield, Mass.; her brothers, Ray Paramore of Virginia Beach, Va., and Carl Paramore of Chocowinity, N.C.; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her nephew Kevin Rogers of Washington, N.C; and family friend Ronnie Boyd of Chocowinity, N.C.  She was preceded in death by her brother, James Paramore and sister, Bernice Rogers.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Harrington family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Friday, July 18, 2008)

Peggy Edwards Harrington

Peggy E. Harrington, age 61, a resident of 345 Deertract Dr., Washington, NC died on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service of Washington, officiated by Pastor Jerry Waters.  Burial will follow at Belhaven Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service on Friday, October 22, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Mrs. Harrington was born on October 9, 1949 in Washington, NC, daughter of the late Dennis Lee Edwards and Margaret Elizabeth Hill.  She married Ricky Roy Harrington on May 13, 2001, who survives.  She attended Snowd Branch Church of Christ in Washington.  Mrs. Peggy was the oldest sibling of 20 brothers and sisters.  Along with her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Charlene Cahoon Huber and husband, Brian of Greenville, NC; a son, Charlie Cahoon Jr. of Greenville, NC; and two grandchildren, Breanna Huber and Nicholas Huber.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

William Eugene Harrington, Jr.

William Eugene “Gene” Harrington, Jr. passed away peacefully on April 21, 2010, after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was surrounded by his family and friends during his last days. Gene is survived by his wife of 42 years, Susan Neal Harrington; son William Eugene “Tripp” Harrington III and wife Julie; granddaughter Anna Davis Harrington; son Christopher Neal “Neal” Harrington and wife Jamie; sister Barbara Harrington Williams and husband Butch; brother-in-law James E. Neal and wife Catherine; three nieces, two nephews, three great-nieces and two great-nephews.  Gene was born in Washington, North Carolina on May 9, 1945, the son of the late Annie Bryan and William Eugene Harrington. After a memorable childhood in his hometown on the Pamlico River, he graduated from East Carolina University, where he met his wife Susan.  Gene was a well known and highly respected developer, home builder, appraiser and realtor in Charlotte. After starting his career as a mortgage banker, he founded Harrington & Associates in 1977. Gene had a well earned reputation for quality homes, excellent developments, ingenuity, taste and integrity. He served as President of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte and was the recipient of the Home Builder of the Year award. Before becoming a builder while he was still a mortgage banker, Gene received the Home Builder Associate of the Year award. Gene also was a founding member and director of Carolina Custom Builders Guild.  Gene has always been involved in mentoring other builders. In recent times, he devoted countless hours advising other builders (his competitors) as they navigated these troubled times. He was a builder’s builder and a credit to his industry.  Gene, together with his business partners and close friends Kenneth Dowd and Stephen Pace, developed many neighborhoods in the greater Charlotte area, including: Hempstead, Bellemeade, Oxford Hunt, Crofton, Providence Springs, Berkley, Old Saint Andrews at Piper Glenn, Kensington, Providence Springs, Highgate (Homearama 2003), Hadley Park and Bromley.  Gene was a wonderful husband, father, brother, father-in-law, brother-in-law, grandfather, uncle, great-uncle, mentor, business man, business partner, boss and friend. He lived a meaningful and full life. He will be remembered and missed. The family wants to express its appreciation to Dr. Grant Taylor and the staff at Oncology Specialists of Charlotte for the compassionate and dedicated care of Gene during his illness.  A visitation will be held at the Harrington’s home on Friday April 23, 2010. from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a memorial service at Avondale Presbyterian Church at 1:00 p.m., on April 24, 2010.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Friday, April, 23, 2010)

 Arcada Jackson Harris

Mrs. Arcada Jackson “Katie” Harris, age 77, a resident of 1739 South Asbury Church Road, Washington, took Jesus by the hand and went to her heavenly home Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center. She fought a courageous battle with her illness but she never gave up.  A celebration of her life will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, February 21, 2009 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Kent Gurganus and Fred Wilson. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Harris was born in Beaufort County on June 18, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Johnnie Clyde Jackson and Arcada Alligood Jackson. On June 16, 1951, she married Harley Ray Harris, who preceded her in death, December 28, 1968. At age 38, she went to back to school to get her licensed practical nurse degree. She retired as an L.P.N. nurse from Britthaven of Washington. She was known for her compassion for others and she spent much of her life taking care of her brothers and mother.  She was an active member of the Pinetown Church of Christ and truly loved her church family. She was also actively involved with the D.A.V.A. and Pinetown Senior Citizens.  Survivors include her daughter, Patricia K. Harris of Washington; her son, Robert Wayne Harris and his wife, Dawn, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; her grandson, Stephen Ray Harris of Raleigh; and her sister, Katherine Hillman of Roanoke, Va.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by six brothers, Harold Jackson, Garland Jackson, James Jackson, Onward Jackson, Marvin Jackson, and Jason Jackson.  The family expresses their appreciation to all who showed love and provided medical care to her throughout her illness.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, February 20, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at her home, 1739 South Asbury Church Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Harris family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, February 21, 2009)

Argie Dell Smithwick Harris

Mrs. Argie Dell Smithwick Harris, age 101, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2007 at the Spring Arbor Assisted Living Center in Rocky Mount where she had been a resident for over 11 years. She was a former resident in the small community of Aurora.  Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at the Cuthrell Cemetery in the small community of Aurora and will be conducted by Dr. Robert Cayton.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Harris family.   (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Monday, October 8, 2007)

Arthur C. Harris

Mr. Arthur C. Harris of 218 Baker Drive, Washington, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Duplin General Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. David L. Moore officiating.  Mr. Harris was born July 24, 1952, the son of Earl Harris and the late Carrie Mae Tucker Harris. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He served in the Army and Navy. He was married to Annie Marie Harris, who preceded him in death. He was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, where he was a member of the usher board.  Survivors include one daughter, Yasmin Marie Harris of Orlando, Fla.; one son, William Harris of St. Louis, Mo.; five sisters, Floretta Hadley of Denver, Colo., Sarah Margaret Harris and Betty McDonald, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., Georgia Harris of Youngsville and Glenda H. Moore of Raleigh; and four brothers, Earl Harris Jr. of Jersey City, N.J., Willie R. Harris of Baltimore, Md., Curtis Harris of New York, N.Y., and Jeffrey Harris of Suffolk, Va.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, and other times at the home of his niece, Lavikina Grimes, 120 Brittany Place, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, January 29, 2009)

Barbara Styron Harris

ENGELHARD - Barbara Styron Harris, 68, of the 700 block of Lake Swamp Road, died Dec. 11, 2003, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. Born in Beaufort County, N.C. on Nov. 21, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Margaret Ann Sparrow Styron. She spent her early childhood in North Carolina and later lived in Massachusetts where she graduated from Pembroke High School, Pembroke, Mass. She attended Harden Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and Boston University. She completed her certification in medical technology and maintained her certification as American Medical Technologist. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hyde Chapter. In 1979, she was married to Donald G. Harris and moved to North Carolina where she and her husband opened the Harris Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Fairfield which they have continued to operate. Surviving are her husband, Donald G. Harris; a son, Richard Leonard Fletcher Jr. of Manns Harbor; a daughter, Margaret Fletcher Tillman of Fairfield; a stepdaughter, Jael M. Reynolds of Engelhard; two sisters, Lydia S. Gramer of Forth Worth, Texas, and Georgia S. Johnson of Virginia Beach; and two grandchildren, Whitney Corrinne Tillman and Katelynn Denise Tillman. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the gravesite in Fulford Cemetery with Scott Sukeforth officiating. The family will receive friends at the home. The body will lie in repose at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. The family suggests that those wishing to make a memorial contribution direct same to charity of their choice in memory of Barbara S. Harris.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – December 13, 2003; pg. B4)

Bennie McGowan Harris

Mr. Bennie McGowan Harris, 69, of Grifton went home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 after an almost two year battle with multiple myeloma.  Mr. Harris was a retired Dupont employee with 32 and one half years of service. He was a member of Ormondsville Original Free Will Baptist Church where he served as Assistant Sunday School Superintendent and as a Deacon. He was also a great fisherman.  Mr. Harris was born in the Pungo Community of Beaufort County on November 24, 1938 to the late Asa Warren Harris and Vilma Naomi Allen. He was also preceded in death by three brothers; Warren Allen Harris, John Jordan Harris and an infant brother.  He will be greatly missed and always loved by his wife of forty-two years Sybil M. Harris, his daughter Carol Diana Harris of Grifton, his son and daughter-in-law Benjamin and Rebecca Harris of Pink Hill, grandson Christopher Howard of Pink Hill, sister Esther H. Niten of Pungo, Aunt Rachel Stotesbury of Pungo, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Harris also leaves behind loving friends and a loving church family whose support and prayers never ceased. His family is grateful for his life and the example he set for them.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Ormondsville Original Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Ribeiro, MD and the Rev. Roger Tripp officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service. At all other times the family will receive friends at the home at 6079 Skeeter Pond Road, Grifton.  A graveside service will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at 3:00 PM at Davis Cemetery in the Pungo Community of Beaufort County.  A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, April 25, 2008)

Dera Mae Sullivan Harris

Mrs. Dera Mae Sullivan Harris, age 86, formerly of the Acre Station community, Highway 32, Plymouth, NC, died early Sunday morning, June 24, 2007, with family members watching over her at the home of her daughter, Viola H. West in Amherst, Virginia.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2007 in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, officiated by Pastors Mike Caton and Dennis Davis. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Grandsons Jimmy Stewart, Jeffery Stewart, Macon Harris, Mark Harris; great grandson Zachary Casey; and John Ed Johnston and Kenneth Casey will serve as pallbearers. Grandsons Michael Latham and Daniel Latham will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Paul Funeral Home. Food offerings may be delivered to the Beaver Dam Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 5125 US 264 Highway East, Washington, NC, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2007. Lunch for family and friends will be served there after the burial.  Dera Mae was born at home in Beaufort County on May 21, 1921, daughter of the late William Henry Sullivan and Viola Mae Boyd Sullivan. She was a 1940 graduate of Bath High School. On October 31, 1941, she married Dalton Paul Harris, Sr., who predeceased her on August 6, 1989. She was a member of Rosemary Church of Christ.  She was a hard working and loving mother. She lived a simple life. She enjoyed sewing, reading, riding her bicycle, and growing a huge vegetable garden each year. These hobbies were taken away from her when she lost her eyesight to macular degeneration several years ago, but she still loved life and “kept on doing from knowing how to do”. She always said “you have to make do with what you have to do with”. She was a cancer survivor of seventeen years. She had been in declining health for the past two years and seriously ill for the last month.  She is survived by four children: Norma H. Latham; Viola H. West and her husband, Rudy, all of Amherst, VA; William H. Harris of the home place, Highway 32, Plymouth, NC; and Deborah H. Waters and her husband, Michael, of the Free Union community, Pinetown, NC; ten grandchildren: Robin Latham of Charlottesville, VA; Michael Latham of St. Leonard, Maryland; Daniel Latham of Osborne, Kansas; Jimmy Stewart and his wife, Delores (Dee) of Fayetteville, NC; Jeffery Stewart, and Jaynene Stewart Casey, of Amherst, VA; Jessica West Casey and her husband, Kenneth of Gladstone, VA; Macon Harris and Mark Harris of Dudley, NC; and Katie Waters, Free Union community, Pinetown, NC; twelve great grandchildren: Jonathan and Katherine Latham of St. Leonard, Maryland; Mark Wagner and Dana Wagner of Fayetteville, NC; Zachary, Whitney and Shelby Casey of Amherst, VA; Joshua, Trafton, Andrew and Alexzandria Casey of Gladstone, VA; and Brandon Lee Harris of Chocowinity, NC; six great great grandchildren: Jasmine, Mark, Amber and Ronald Wagner; and Alecia and Luis Fermin, all of Fayetteville, NC. She is also survived by one sister, Grace Boyd Sullivan Kendall and her husband, Bill of Washington, NC.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Dalton Paul Harris, Jr. on February 3, 1970. She was also predeceased by one sister, Ruth Hollis Sullivan; four brothers including a stillborn, Leo (Lee) Fisher Sullivan, William Bryan Sullivan, and her twin brother, Delma Thomas Sullivan.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Harris family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Monday, June 25, 2007)

Dorothy Adeline McHarney Harris

Mrs. Dorothy Adeline McHarney Harris, age 76, a resident of 8 Fairways Court, Pine Knoll Shores, died Friday, December 10, 2010.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, December 12, 2010 at the First Christian Church of Belhaven and will be conducted by Rev. Greg Nunley. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery. Buddy McHarney, Ray “Junie” Warren, Howard Eaton, Warren Eaton, Les Burbage, Kevin Burbage, Stan Eury, Eddie Williams and Robert Lowe will serve as pallbearers. Faye Burbage, Dottie Cutler, Debbie Rowell, Beth Lowe, Susie Abernathy and Paula Boyd will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Harris was born in Beaufort County on December 8, 1934 to the late Charles and Lucy Paul McHarney. On August 16, 1953 she married Mack Harris who survives. She was a 1953 graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School, was a member of the First Christian Church of Belhaven, Christian Youth Fellowship and was director of the Christian Youth Association (CYA) at Seymour Johnson and Homestead Florida Air Force Base.  Survivors include her husband Mack Harris of the home; two sons, Gary Harris and wife Stephanie of Fuquay Varina, Keith Harris and wife Sandy of Springfield, Virginia; five grandchildren, Allison Harris, Brittany Harris, Ashley Harris, Mackenzie Harris, Amanda Harris and two sisters, Jean Eaton of Raleigh and Lelia Eury of Vass and her dog Charlie Brown. She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Harris family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edith Duke Harris

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Edith Duke Harris, 94, of 1607 Rochelle Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, died Saturday February 19, 2005, at Winslow Nursing Home.  Mrs. Harris was born in Beaufort County, Bath, NC, and was the daughter of the late William Hilton Duke and Dell Neal Duke. She was preceded in death by her husband J. Allen Harris in 1972. Mrs. Harris was a retired seamstress.   Survivors include, one daughter Clara H. Sawyer of Elizabeth City, NC, one sister Daphne Duke Spencer of Swan Quarter, NC and one granddaughter Carol Spencer Ritter and her husband William Mac Ritter of Kitty Hawk, NC.  A funeral graveside service will be held Wednesday February 23, 2005, at 11:00 A. M. at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, NC with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating.  The family will join friends at the home of her daughter, at 1607 Rochelle Drive, Elizabeth City, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Harris family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Elaine Bowen Harris

Mrs. Elaine Bowen Harris, age 92, a resident of 2456 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown died Thursday evening, October 28, 2010 at home.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday October 31, 2010 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Kent Gurganus. Stan Woolard, Ensley Woolard, Brad Cox, Bonnie G. Waters, Starley Stell and Marshall Lilley will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Harris was born in Beaufort County on February 9, 1918. She was the twin daughter and last surviving child of Bennie Bruce Bowen, Sr. and Matilda Respess Bowen. After the death of her mother, at the age of six, she and her twin sister, Christine, were raised by their older sister, Blanche Bowen Waters and her husband, C. Warren Waters. She married Lester Samuel Harris, Sr. who preceded her in death on March 27, 2001. Mrs. Harris was the oldest member of the Pinetown Church of Christ.  Mrs. Harris is survived by her sons: Lester Harris, Jr. and wife, Gertrude of Pinetown and Terry Black and wife, Tracy of Washington; two grandchildren: Lorrie Harris Sheppard and husband, Scott of Pinetown and Stacey Lee Harris and wife, Cortney of Pinetown; her great grandson: Colby Woolard and great-granddaughter: Addison Laine Harris. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Eleanor Mae Harris on September 26, 1995; her five sisters: Blanche Bowen Waters, Daisy Bowen Cutler, Lola Bowen Ambrose, Grace Bowen and her twin sister, Christine Bowen Black and five brothers: Floyd Bowen, Dempsey Bowen, Herman Bowen, William (Bill) Bowen and Bennie Bruce Bowen, Jr.  The family will receive friends 6:30-8:00 PM on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of her son, located at 2456 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to be serving the Harris Family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Evelyn Allen Harris

Mrs. Evelyn Allen Harris, 82, of 10706 N.C. Highway 92 East, Bath, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at her home.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at St. Clair’s Church of Christ with Norman Miller and Craig Hagen officiating. Burial will follow in St. Clair’s Church of Christ Cemetery. Jerol Selby, Sr., Jerol Selby, Jr., Mike Godly, Glenn Roper, Randy Clayton and Stephen Cordon will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 U.S. Highway 264 East, and other times at the home.  Mrs. Harris was born August 18, 1923, in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Hyman Allen and Matilda Jane Stokesbury. On September 24, 1942, she married James Vernon Harris, who preceded her in death November of 1995. She grew up and lived in the Pungo Community for 18 years. She was a graduate of Pantego High School. Following her marriage she moved to Bath, N.C. She was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ, the Ladies Aid at St. Clair’s and a member of the Senior Sunday School Class.  Survivors include her daughters, Wanda Harris Worthington and her husband, Richard, of Bath; Elaine Harris Wilson and her husband, Doug, of Bath; one sister, Mary Dean Sawyer of Elizabeth City; four grandchildren, Robert Everett IV, Michelle Mason and her husband, Jay, Melinda Blake and her husband, Matt, and Jamie Wilson; six great-grandchildren, Destiny Woodruff, Tara Everett, Ryan Mason, Colby Mason, Cameron Blake, and Ethan Blake; two great-great grandchildren, Delaney and Ainsley Woodruff. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Norwood Allen and Ira Allen; four sisters, Lucy Vaughan, Rosie Allen, Blanche Allen, and Faye Edmond Allen; one son, Vernon Harris; and one grandson, Michael S. Wilson.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, April 4, 2006)

Evelyn Hollowell Harris

Evelyn H. Harris, 77, surrounded by her family, entered into the presence of her Lord on Oct. 24, 2011. Born Dec. 7, 1933, in Beaufort County, she was the daughter of the late William Joseph Hollowell Sr. and the late Estelle Edwards Hollowell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Joseph Hollowell Jr.  Evelyn is survived by her husband of 57 years, Henry C. “Buddy” Harris; daughters, Dianne Browning and husband Jerry of Cedar Point, Karen Daniels and husband George of Washington, Pam Oliver and husband Mark of Zebulon; a son, Michael and wife Gena of Summerville, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mae Gray of Greenville; brothers, Eldon Hollowell of Winterville and Stanley Hollowell of New Bern.  Long-time residents of Wake Forest, Evelyn and her husband owned and operated Bennie’s Grill for many years.  She loved her customers, and especially enjoyed the teenagers who went in after ballgames and church services. After the grill closed in 1979, she went on to work at Wake Forest Florist and HL&S Furniture, enjoying the relationships with people in the community. Evelyn treasured her family and loved each one of us as if we were the most important person on earth.  Our family has many Duke basketball fans because of her love for the team. She loved the Christmas season; she made exquisite ornaments and tied beautiful Christmas bows, which she loved to share with family and friends. Visits to the beach by her family will flood us with memories of vacations at the Oceana Resort.  She leaves us these wonderful memories, but her legacy goes much deeper. She taught us through example to trust God and not worry about situations out of our control, and to love unconditionally and forgive always without the slightest hint of a grudge. She taught us to respect all people equally and do anything we can for others. Evelyn was loved and admired by all who knew her and was an inspiration to family, friends, and neighbors. Even when the COPD was very advanced, she didn’t complain; instead, she gave glory to God and expressed her thankfulness to Him for all He has done for her.  A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, October 25, 2011)

Fannie Allen Harris

Mrs. Fannie Allen Harris, age 84, of 348 Candy Field Road, Pantego, died Friday, September 8, 2006.  Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2006, at Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, 8775 N.C. Highway 99 N., Pantego, and will be conducted by Rev. Keith Pelletier and Rev. Bryant Hines. Burial will follow in the Davis cemetery. Lea Allen, Billy Allen, Talmage Cooper, Shelton Cooper, Terry Cooper, Jeremy Cooper and Lynn Davis will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Harris’ nephews.  Mrs. Harris was born March 9, 1922 to the late Daniel W. and Etha Rose Allen. On July 18, 1942, she married Linwood Ashley Harris Sr., who preceded her in death on October 28, 1994. She was a graduate of Pantego High School, a member of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, VBS teacher, member of the adult choir and president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary. She freely displayed her Christian beliefs and values to all she came into contact with.  Survivors include one daughter, Lynn Harris Paul and husband Andrew of the Pungo Community; one son, Linwood Ashley Harris Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Washington; one brother, Leaman Allen and wife Mavis of the Pungo Community; four grandchildren, Jennifer Paul of the Ponzer Community, Jessica Paul of Buies Creek, N.C., Jonathan Harris and Sarah Harris of Washington and one close and dear friend, Hilton Harris. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by four brothers, Owen Allen, Willie Allen, Kermit Allen and Jasper Allen.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2006, at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home of her daughter at 268 Candy Field Road, Pantego, NC 27860.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Harris family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, September 9, 2006)

Ferol Vance Harris

CARY - Ferol Vance Harris, 93, a former resident of Washington, North Carolina, died Thursday, September 9, 2004, at Glenaire North Skilled Nursing Unit, Cary, NC.  Ferol was born April 15, 1911, in Pike Road, Beaufort County, NC. He received a BS in Agriculture in 1934 from North Carolina State University. He retired after 38 years as a Supervisor with the USDA Farmers Home Administration. Ferol was a Mason and active participant in church and community organizations in Washington, NC. Ferol and his wife Helen moved to Cary in 1986 and became charter residents of Glenaire in 1993. He was also a member of Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, Cary, NC.  Ferol is survived by two sons, Jerry and wife, Jean of Cary, Terry and wife, Carolyn of Raleigh; one brother, Hilton Harris of Pike Road, NC; grandchildren, Judy Vaccaro and husband, Vincent, Janet Surrett and husband, Roy, Jennifer Coltrane and husband, Tom, Christopher Harris and fianc'ee Paris Leggitt, Lura Kelly and husband, Fred; greatgrandchildren, Julie Harris, Jasper, Tacy, and Miranda Surrett, Crystal Baker, Jonathan Baker and wife, Krystal; great-great-granddaughter, Alexandra.  Ferol was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Helen Sanders Harris, and his parents, Jesse B. Harris and Jessie T. Harrison Harris.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2004 at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park. The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Rd., Cary, NC.  The Harris family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Glenaire North Skilled Nursing Unit for their loving care of Ferol over the past three years.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – September 10, 2004; pg. B10)

Geneva Skinner Harris

Geneva Skinner Harris of the 1000 block of Melton St. died Dec. 14, 2001.  She was born in Aurora, N.C., and was retired from St. Nicholas Rectory.  Survivors include two daughters, Redia Jones and Brenda Pretlow of Chesapeake; a son, Ernest Skinner Jr. of Chesapeake; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law; five stepchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in First Baptist Church Campostella, Norfolk, by the Rev. Harold Cason. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive guests at 1001 Collingwood Ave., Chesapeake.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 18, 2001; pg. B8)

Helena Russ Harris

Mrs. Helena Russ Harris, 93, of Spencer, Ind., died Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at her residence. Funeral services were held 12 noon Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Indiana, with Pastor Lawrence Mitchell and Pastor Patrick Kuhlman officiating. Friends called at the Faith Lutheran Church in Bloomington on Saturday from 10:30 am until 12 noon. Graveside services will be held 11am Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, N.C., conducted by Rev. Jim Daub. Mrs. Harris was born in Washington, N.C. on February 5, 1912. She was the daughter of the late Charles Wilson Russ and Lillian Warren Russ. Mrs. Harris attended Duke University and graduated from Peace College in N.C. She worked at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. as a secretary. Mrs. Harris had previously worked for a family business. She was a member of the D.A.R. and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Mrs. Harris attended Faith Lutheran Church in Bloomington. Survivors include her two daughters, Bonnie Tinsley and her husband Albert of Spencer, Ind., and Gail Champion and her husband Don of Raleigh, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Albert "Skip" Tinsley and his wife Leann of Plymouth, Ind., Lane Vargas and her husband Richard of Bloomington, Ind., Scott Tinsley and his wife Heather of Salem, Ind., David Tinsley and his wife Kristina of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Pam Burns and her husband Buck of West Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Tania Entz and her husband Marvin of Newton Kan., and Stephen Champion and his wife Robin of Raleigh, N.C. and thirteen grandchildren. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Terri Kramer, Terri Banks, and Juanita Hoffman for their special love and caring throughout these last few years. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Harris and one brother Charles Wilson Russ, Jr. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to the Faith Lutheran Church, 2200 S. High Street, Bloomington, Ind. 47401. Day Funeral Home in Bloomington, Ind. and Paul Funeral home in Washington, N.C. are assisting the Harris family.  (The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) – March 27, 2005; pg. B7)

Horace Hilton Harris

Mr. Horace Hilton “H.H.” Harris, age 102, a resident of 1000 Pike Road, in the Pungo community of Pantego, N.C. died Monday, November 7, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C.  A funeral service will be held 2:00p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, Pike Road, Pantego, N.C., and will be conducted by Rev. Keith Pelletier, Elder Kirk T. Harris and Rupert Wallace. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery. Eddie Bryant Harris, Jr., Terry Vance Harris, Daniel William Allen, Jr., James Paul Allen, Ronald Glenn Boyd and Paul Lynn Boyd will serve as pallbearers. Jerry Sanders Harris, 4-H members and N.C. State Alumni will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Harris was born on April 1, 1909 in Beaufort County to the late Jesse Bryant Harris and Jessie Truemella Harrison Harris. On September 29, 1934 he married Ina Allen Harris, who preceded him in death. Mr. Harris was a 1933 graduate from N.C. State with a degree in Agriculture. He spent many pleasant and rewarding years working in Tyrell County as the county extension agent and chairman. For the first several years of his career, Mr. Harris helped promote the New Deal farm programs, and during World War II most of his work centered on increasing production of food and assisting with some of the control programs. In 1950, Mr. Harris was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. In addition, Mr. Harris was a charter member of the Columbia Rotary Club, served as Chairman of the Rotary Youth Committee, was a long standing member of the North Carolina Farm Bureau and the Pantego Ruritan Club. Mr. Harris was also a member of the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, where he had served as deacon, trustee and treasurer.  Mr. Harris is survived by a daughter: Jacqueline Harris Wells of Virginia Beach, Va., grandchildren: Laura Wells Hodges, Gregory Wayland Gibbs, Reginald Hilton Gibbs and William Frank Wells, II and wife Brandy, great grandchildren: Ashley Lauren Hodges, Amanda Nicole Hodges, Tyler Frank Wells, Morgan Nicole Wells and Jack Everett Whelan-Gibbs.  In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by brothers: Henry Clayton Harris, Sr., Ferol Vance Harris and Wilmore Haden Harris sisters: Ella Blanche Harris Padgett, Callie Alvire Harris Kinard and a daughter: Myrtle Jane Gibbs.  The family offers special thanks for God giving us loving caregivers: Linda and Charlie Davis, Kim and Brad Allen and the staff of Vintage Inn. Also surviving Mr. Harris are special friends: Andrew and Lynn Paul, Peggy Mann Gray and Martha Davis.  Mr. Harris will lie in state at Trinity Free Will Baptist Church on Saturday from 12:00p.m. until the funeral hour. The family will receive friends other times at the home located at 1000 Pike Road, Pungo Community, Pantego, N.C. 27860.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Harris family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Hugh Weston Harris

Mr. Hugh Weston Harris, age 68, a resident of 518 Beaver Dam Road, Pinetown, died Wednesday morning, August 1, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2007 at Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Brother Bill Mobley. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Ray Collier, John Mark Windley, John Scott Harris, Eddie Moss, John Moss and Cecil Moss will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Harris was born in Beaufort County on November 28, 1938, son of the late John Lloyd Harris and Lillian Pinkham Harris. He was a 1957 graduate of Bath High School. On May 9, 1970, he married the former Mary Ann Foreman. Mr. Harris retired from Weyerhaeuser in 2006. He was a member of Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church and formerly served as treasurer and a Sunday School teacher. He was a former Boy Scout Master.  In addition to his wife, Mary Ann of the home, he is survived by his daughter: Lori Harris Gurganus and her husband, Jeffery of Pinetown; his grandson: Harrison Parker Gurganus of Pinetown; his sisters: Edna H. Daw of New Bern, Linda H. Davenport and her husband, Wayne and Peggy H. Best and her husband, Carney all of Pinetown. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Rachel H. Stokesberry.  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home located at 518 Beaver Dam Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Harris Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, August 3, 2007)

Hurley Harris, Jr.

Mr. Hurley Harris, Jr., 47, of 791 Fourth St., Aurora, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at home.  A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Aurora Community Center, 442 Third St., Aurora.  Mr. Harris was born in Orange County on Oct. 23, 1958. He was the son of Hurley Harris and the late Hilda Harris. He graduated from a high school in Baltimore, Md. He was employed in construction. On Aug. 31, 1999, he married Vivian Maxine Tuten Harris, who survives. He was affiliated with Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Survivors include two daughters, Sharda Harris and Whitley Harris, both of Baltimore, Md.; one stepdaughter, Jasmine Wilson of Aurora; one son, Courtney Harris of Baltimore, Md.; one stepson, Ronald Wilson of Aurora; four sisters, Linda K. Harris, Jeanie Wright, Maggie Taylor and Deborah Gray, all of Baltimore, Md.; five brothers, Anthony Wayne Harris, Alvis E. Harris, Michael Harris, Rodney Harris and Davon Harris, all of Baltimore, Md.; and two grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, April 4, 2006)

Joe Allyn Harris

Joe Allyn Harris, 59, a devoted and loving husband and father, died May 16, 1997 in a Chesapeake hospital. Mr. Harris, a Baptist, was born in Belhaven, N.C. He was president and owner of Bay Products Inc. for 35 years and was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary Beth Harris; his mother, Hattie Belle McKinney of Belhaven; and a sister, Randi Sue Slade of Belhaven. He was predeceased by his daughter, Beth Ann Harris.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Will Kiser-Lowrance. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 19, 1997; pg. B6)

John Jordan Harris

Mr. John Jordan Harris, age 66, of Mechanicsville, VA and formerly of the Pungo Community, Belhaven, NC died Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at his home.  A graveside service will be held at 12 Noon, Friday, December 29, 2006 in Richmond, VA.  Mr. Harris was born August 18, 1940 in Beaufort County, NC.  He was the son of the late Asa and Vilma Allen Harris.  He was married to Anne B. Harris, who survives.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Warren Harris of Mechanicsville, VA and Sherman Harris of Atlanta, GA; one sister, Esther Niten of the Pungo Community; and one brother, Bennie Mac Harris of Grifton, NC.  He was also preceded in death by one brother, Warren Harris.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, December 30, 2006)

Johnnie Waters Harris

Mrs. Johnnie Waters Harris, age 96, a resident of Washington, NC, and formerly of Portsmouth, VA, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at her home with her family and friends at her bedside. There will be a graveside celebration of her life at 12:30 PM, Friday, September 13, 2013 in Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Tony Krantz. Special music will be provided by Tony Krantz. Her grandsons, Tripp Harris, Todd Smith and Troy Smith will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Hillside Funeral Service and travel in procession to the cemetery.  Mrs. Harris was born December 16, 1916 in Washington, NC, daughter of the late Bonner I. Waters and Edith Cutler Waters. She was a homemaker and married to James A. Harris, Sr., her devoted husband of 60 years, who preceded her in death on November 14, 1999. Mrs. Harris was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ and formerly a member of Park View Christian Church, Portsmouth, VA. She returned to Washington in 2001.  She is survived by her son, James A. Harris, Jr. and wife Selba of Alpharetta, GA; her daughter, Kay Harris Smith and husband Ed of Chocowinity, NC; her grandchildren, Tripp Harris and wife Cambree of Suwanee, GA, Tracy Harris Woodall and husband Jason of Jefferson, GA, Todd Smith and wife Tschudy of San Jose, CA, and Troy Smith and wife Jennifer of Pinetown, NC; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Alta Mae Alligood, Lola Alligood, Linwood "Bonner" Waters and Dennis Waters.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Joyce Hodges Harris

Mrs. Joyce Hodges Harris, 62, a resident of Britthaven of Guilford County and formerly of Bath, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Paul Funeral Home, Washington with Clyde J. Harris Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Harris was born in Beaufort County on April 23, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Wilson Jordan Hodges and Callie Eborn Hodges. She was a 1964 graduate of the former Bath High School and earned a degree in accounting at Craven Community College. On March 23, 1970, she married Clyde James Harris Sr., who preceded her in death April 13, 2002. She was a bookkeeper with Ballard Tire & Oil Co. in New Bern until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in New Bern.  Survivors include one son, Clyde J. Harris Jr. of Walkertown; one brother, C.C. Hodges of Washington; one sister, Betty Leggett of Washington and four grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Angela Harris Smith.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her cousin, Alta Clayton, 3723 Harvey Road, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, August 12, 2007)

Leon Taylor Harris

Mr. Leon Taylor “L.T.” Harris, age 83, of 2545 Bayview Road, Bath, passed away at his home Sunday, March 1, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. The Rev. Ray Souza will celebrate his life with family and friends. Burial will follow in the church columbarium. L.T. was born in Washington in 1925 to Helen Cox Harris and Lemuel D. Harris, and was a graduate of Washington High School in 1943 at the height of WWII. He immediately joined the US Navy. After the war L.T. attended Campbell College and then ECTC. He returned home and went into business with his father, owner of Harris and Elsen Plumbing and Heating. He was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington, and then later a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Bath.  Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Nan Barnes Harris, daughters Brien Harris Campbell of Wilmington, and Alice Harris Faucette and her husband Walker of Bath; granddaughters Sarah Anne and Katherine Faucette of Bath, and Taylor and Morgan Campbell of Wilmington and their father Dwight Campbell of Wilmington.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Faye Harris Asby.  The family will receive friends at the home, 2545 Bayview Road, Bath from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2009.   Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Harris family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 3, 2009)

Louis Dewitt Harris

AURORA - Louis Dewitt Harris, age 72, a resident of 827 Bay City Road in Aurora died Tuesday, October 25 at his home. A graveside service was held Thursday, October 27, 11 am, in High Hill Cemetery of Aurora officiated by the Rev. Earl Sadler, Jr.  He was retired from Texas Gulf (now PSC Phosphate) in Aurora. He was a member of Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Aurora.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; two sons, Louis Scott Harris of Aurora and Dale Allen Anderson of St. Cloud, FL; two daughters, Lisa Dawn Paul of Havelock and Cristi Carol Heath of Aurora; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Harris family.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 27, 2005)

Lucy Mae Lilley Harris

Lucy Mae Lilley Harris, 88, passed on to glory at the James River Convalescent Center (JRCC) on Thursday, July 19, 2007. Born on May 10, 1919 in Washington, North Carolina, Mrs. Harris was the daughter of Joseph Jordan Lilley and Pearl Swanner Lilley.  She was a resident of Newport News for over 66 years and a community leader in numerous clubs and organizations. Some of these organizations include Parkview Elementary School PTA, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Warwick Woman’s Club, and Christian Women’s Club.  She was an accomplished pianist who entertained us all with her talent, played at the theater, and also taught piano for many years. She was an active member of Hilton Christian Church and sang in the choir. She also served as secretary and treasurer of the Christian Women’s Fellowship. As volunteers with Youth for Christ, Mrs. Harris and her husband, Jesse Randolph Harris, were selected Volunteers of the Year in 1982. Mrs. Harris, a breast cancer survivor, was also a volunteer with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  She and her husband partnered in several businesses including Mister Softee, Charles Chips, and the local division of the Dr Pepper Bottling Company.  Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Randolph Harris, daughter Mary Lou Harris Musser, son-in-law Donald Wayne Hill, and grandson Jeffrey Wayne Hill. She is survived by her brother, Joseph Jordan Lilley of Santa Rosa, CA, her son, J.R. Harris, Jr. and his wife Angie of Charlotte, NC, her daughter, Patti Anne Harris Hill of Annandale, VA, her son-in-law John (Jay) Musser, eleven grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and long time roommate at JRCC, Annie Mae Harper.  Mrs. Harris will be remembered by her family as Mommie Mommie/Grum, and by the community as a kind, loving woman who, as her final gift, donated her body to science.  A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, July 29th at 2 p.m. at Hilton Christian Church, followed by a reception and visitation with the family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, July 25, 2007)

Martaze DaShane Harris

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Mr. Martaze DaShane “Shane” Harris, 18, of 1107 Lee Road, Jacksonville, Fla., died Friday, June 16, 2006, in Jacksonville, Fla.  Funeral services were held Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Star Zion Disciples of Christ Church in Fairfield with Elder Matthew Jeanette officiating. Burial followed at the Harris Family Cemetery in Fairfield.  Mr. Harris was born December 20, 1987, in Beaufort County. He was a recent graduate of Sandalwood Senior High School in Jacksonville, Fla.  Survivors include his mother and step-father, Faydra and Jeffrey McNair; his father and step-mother Robert and Kimberly Harris; two brothers, Jeffrey Allicock and Steven Damida; and three sisters, Tisha Holland, Kendra Harris and Nicole Branch-Williams.  Arrangements were handled by Puckett-Purkett Funeral Service, Roper.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, June 26, 2006)

Mary Magdalene Harris

Ms. Mary Magdalene Harris, 93, a resident of Autumnfield Rest & Retirement Home, Pinetown, and formerly of Belhaven, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. A graveside service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Northside Cemetery. The family will receive friends at a viewing from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. today at Whitfied & Whitely Chapel, and other times at the home of James and Barbara J. Spencer, 488 George St., Belhaven. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, December 31, 2011)

Nannie Berry Harris

Nannie Berry Harris, 84, of Route 1, died May 30, 1991, in a Greenville hospital.  Mrs. Harris, a native of Beaufort County, N.C., was a member of Pike Road Church of Christ and was the widow of Staton Harris.  Survivors include three daughters, Elva H. Johnston of Virginia Beach, Marlaine H. Tyree of Ernul, N.C., and Revonda H. Cohen of Hayes, Va.; two sons, Oral D. Harris of Pantego and Milan W. Brickhouse of Washington, N.C.; 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Pike Road Church of Christ by Larry Wilson. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery. Friends may join the family at the residence. Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 31, 1990; pg. D3)

Pearl Elizabeth Harris

Mrs. Pearl Elizabeth Harris, 82, a resident of 806 Whooten Town Road, Washington, died Saturday May 17, 2008 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Curtis Gardner officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.  Mrs. Harris was born January 10, 1926 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Archie King and Surnobia Dowdy King. She was a graduate of P.S. Jones High School Class of 1944. On June 16, 1951, she married Guy L. Harris, who survives. Mrs. Harris was a teacher’s aid in Brooklyn, NY for four years and a homemaker after her retirement. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Washington.  Survivors with her husband include two sons, Jerome Harris and wife Jezra of Brooklyn, NY, and Eric Harris and wife, Anesa of Raleigh, NC; three sisters, Velma Tyre and Barbara Lilley, both of Washington, NC and Ariston Gorham of Virginia; two brothers, Zeno King and Lawrence King, both of Washington, NC; and three grandchildren, Erica and India Harris of Raleigh, NC and Laurika Harris of NY.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Archie King, Jr., Charles King, and William King.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Harris family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, May 20, 2008)

Shirley Jean Harris

Mrs. Shirley Jean Harris, 61, of 1251 Maple Street, Washington and former resident of Hampton, VA, died Friday, February 23, 2007 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mrs. Harris was born November 4, 1945 in Portsmouth, VA.  She was the daughter of the late Garland and Lora Bee Frost Gray.  She was married forty three years to Milton "Sonny" Ray Harris, who survives.  Mrs. Harris was a homemaker.  Surviving with her husband are three sons, David Ray Harris of Washington, Daniel Wayne Harris of Richmond, VA and William Matthew Harris of Baltimore, MD; and one daughter, Donna Harris McCloud of Kentucky.  (Hillside Funeral Service obituary posted Monday, February 26, 2007)

 Suzette Harris

Ms. Suzette Harris, 44, of 920 Fowle Drive, New Horizon, Washington, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008.  A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at Davenport temple Church of God in Christ, Washington, with Bishop Leroy Jackson Woolard officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Ms. Harris was born Sept. 11, 1964, in Beaufort county. She was the daughter of Robena Harris. She was a 1982 graduate of Washington High School. Her employment was in housekeeping at Britthaven of Washington. She also served as a foster parent. She was a member of Davenport Temple Church of God in Christ.  Survivors include one daughter, Roxie Louise Tillery of the home; one sister, Cherry Harris Gay, Pensacola, Fla.; and four brothers, Tommie Harris of Washington, Chester Harris of Selma, Lonnie R. Harris of Durham and Jerry Lee Harris of Washington. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronnie Lee Harris and Tyrone Harris.  The family will receive friends at the home of her mother, Robena Harris, 616 Washington St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, December 21, 2008)

Sylvester Harris

Mr. Sylvester Harris, 82, of 407 Washington St., Washington, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, with the Rev. Joneice Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Harris was born in Beaufort County on May 6, 1924. He was the son of the late Frank and Margie Peed Harris. He attended the Beaufort County schools. He was a Marine Corps veteran. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in New York. He was a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club, a member of AARP and provided transportation to senior citizens and friends. He was a part-time staff member at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington. He was a member of Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church, Washington, where he serve in the Willing Workers Club.  Survivors include two daughters, Regina Kirkland of the home and Donna Strom of New Haven, Conn.; three sons, Kevin Harris and Gary Harris, both of Bronx, N.Y., and Kareem Clay of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; one sister, LaRue Bigby of Central Islip, N.Y.; four brothers, Guy Harris of Washington, Cleveland Harris of New Jersey, and Othal Harris and Robert Harris, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Amber Miller and four brothers, Paul Harris, Frank Harris, Ruffin Harris and Jesse Whitfield.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, June 23, 2006)

Timothy Burwood Harris, Jr.

Mr. Timothy Burwood Harris, Jr., 24, of Washington, died Thursday, June 13, 2013.  The funeral service will be conducted on Sunday at 4 pm in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mr. Harris a native of Beaufort County had lived in Washington, NC. He enjoyed sports and was a Green Bay Packer fan.  He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy B. Harris, Sr. and grandfather, Joseph Burwood Harris.  He is survived by his: mother, Loretta L. Harrell; sisters, Lisa Marie Harrell of Chocowinity, and Tabitha Tripp of Washington; grandmother, Donna M. Cannon of Ayden, NC; aunt, Donna Harris Nanney of Greenville; and several cousins.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 – 8 pm at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, June 15, 2013)

Troy Wilson Harris

BUXTON - Troy Wilson Harris, 77, of Buxton, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mr. Harris was a retired plumber, member of the Wilkinson Church of Christ and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  Born in Pantego, he was the son of the late Rufus Heflan and Lula Ruth Gibbs Harris.  He was the husband of Melita Midgette Harris.  Besides his wife surviving are a daughter, Tamara Harris and a son, Bruce Wayne Harris, both of Buxton; a sister, Myrtice Simmons of Norfolk, Va.; three grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Jan. 2 in the Lighthouse Assembly of God by the Rev. Maurice Quidley and the Rev. Don Brown.  Burial will be in the Yeatesville Community Cemetery.  Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - January 3, 1997)

William Harding Harris

William Harding Harris, age 64, formerly of the Acre Station community, Highway 32, Plymouth, NC, died August 11, 2014, from complications of a massive stroke suffered on June 16, 2009. Family members were with him at the time of his death at Fairmont Crossing Health & Rehabilitation Center in Amherst, Virginia.  A funeral service will be held Sunday, August 17 at 2pm in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, officiated by Pastor Phillip Jethro. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be his paternal cousins Harris White and Abbie White; good friend Benny Rose; classmate Steve Lee; and good neighbors Randy Brooks and Philip Peachey.  The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 pm, on Saturday, August 16 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  William was born March 6, 1950, son of the late Dalton Paul Harris, Sr. and Dera Mae Sullivan Harris. He was a 1968 graduate of Pantego High School. He completed a Mechanic’s degree at Beaufort Community College. He was a member of Long Acre Chapel Christian Church and attended Alligood Church of God.  William was an excellent driver of any 18-wheeler. His CB handle was “Double Nickel”. He also enjoyed dancing and was a member of several local Singles Clubs.  He is survived by three children: Marilyn D. Woolard, Pinetown; Macon Paul Harris, Shallotte, NC; and Mark Anthony Harris, Mitchell, VA; grandson Brandon; and a granddaughter, Emma Davis; three sisters, Norma H. Latham, Washington; Viola H. West, Amherst, VA, and Deborah H. Waters of the home; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a loving and caring maternal aunt, Grace Boyd Sullivan Kendall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an older brother, Dalton Paul Harris, Jr. on February 3, 1970.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is serving the Harris family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Asa Mack Harrison, Sr.

Mr. Asa Mack Harrison, Sr., age 75, a resident of Johnson Ridge Rd., Oak City, NC, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center. There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Chris Minton and Greg Sexton. Burial will follow in the Belhaven Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:15 AM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC.  Mr. Harrison was born December 9, 1937 in Beaufort County, son of the late Lester and Rachael Mizelle Harrison. He graduated from Bath High School and joined the Army National Guard. Mr. Harrison was a farmer and loved old trucks. He was a member of Goldpoint Church of Christ.  Mr. Harrison is survived by his children, Asa Mack Harrison, Jr. and wife Debbie of Williamston and their children, Amber and Gavin; Mitchell Harrison of Hamilton and Charlene H. Turner and husband Bobby of Williamston and their son Harrison; and his sisters, Sandra Harrison of Greenville and Elaine Harrison of Bath.  In addition to his wife Eleanor Harrison he was preceded in death by his sister, Janice Padgett.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Frances H. Harrison

GREENVILLE - Frances H. Harrison, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Magnolia Place.  Born in Washington, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Lucy Bell and Howard Clyde Harrison. She was a life-long member of St. James Methodist Church in Tarboro, N.C., where she resided with her late husband, Henry Davis Harrison.  Surviving are her daughter, Sandra and her husband, Owen Kelly, of Greer, S.C.; three grandchildren, Ed Norfleet and wife, Allison, of Alpharetta, Ga., Katherine Rogers and husband, Bill, of Alexandria, Va., and David Kelly and wife, Shelly, of Alpharetta, Ga.; and five great-grandchildren, Chandler, Kip, Tyler, Lexi, and Alex.  Services and burial will be held in Washington, N.C.  The family is at the home, 515 New Tarleton Way, Greer, S.C.  The Wood Mortuary, Inc.  (The Greenville News (Greenville, SC) – September 6, 2005; pg. B4)

 Lita Grey Swindell Harrison

Mrs. Lita Grey Swindell Harrison, age 84, a resident of 48 River Acres East, Washington, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009.  Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2009 at the First Christian Church of Washington and will be conducted by Dr. Michael Price and Rev. Douglas Kriz. Michael Bateman, Phillip Dixon, Donnie Woolard, Bobby Rees, Joe McKoy and Addison Bass will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Harrison was born in Beaufort County on February 26, 1925 to the late Enoch Ray Swindell and Mary Elizabeth Cooper Swindell. She was a 1943 graduate of Washington High School and then attended East Carolina University Teacher’s College. On January 20, 1945 she married Richard Leigh Harrison, Sr. who preceded her in death on February 8, 2003.  For many years Mrs. Harrison was dedicated to teaching children at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church pre-school and Eastern Elementary. Grey loved to paint and she shared her artwork with many people. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Christian Women’s Fellowship, Ladies Circle Group 4, Washington Women’s Club and the Washington Lion’s Club.  Survivors include her daughter, Betty H. Wilson and husband Gary of Washington, her son, Richard L. Harrison, Jr. and wife Mona P. of Richmond, VA, four grandchildren, Rev. Meredith Kriz and husband Rev. Douglas Kriz of Indianapolis, IN, Laura Harrison of Newport News, VA, Jason R. Wilson and wife Alie of New Bern, NC, Elizabeth McAllister and husband Andrew of Greensboro, NC and two great grandchildren, Rachel Kriz and Tyler Harrison Kriz. She was preceded in death by three sisters.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Harrison family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, March 19, 2009)

Mamie Bass Harrison

Mrs. Mamie Bass Harrison, age 104, a resident of Ridgewood Manor Nursing Center of Washington died Saturday February 23, 2013.   A funeral service will be held 11 am Tuesday February 26, 2013 at First Church of Christ of Washington officiated by Ray West and Steve Hill. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Men of the church will serve as pallbearers.   The family will receive friends 10 am to 10:45 am Tuesday at the church.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Harrison family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Ella Mae Minix Harvey

Mrs. Ella Mae Minix Harvey, 90, of Terra Ceia community, went to be with our Lord on May 7, 2010 at home with two of her daughters at her side. Ella was born May 19, 1919 to the late George and Lucinda Minix.  Family will meet friends at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, Friday, May 14, 2010 from 7 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be at Temple of Jesus Christ, Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 1 p.m. officiated by Pastor Reginald Saunders; with viewing one hour before the service. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, NC.  She joined First Baptist Church of Terra Ceia at an early age and dedicated her life to serving God and church. Over the years she has served as Usher, Senior Choir President, Willing Worker’s Club Vice-President, Youth Choir Leader, secretary, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, Union/sister Association delegate, Sunday School Superintendent, and Mother of the church. She was also a member of the Hyde County Association.  To cherish her memory: six daughters, Dorothy (Ernest) Bryant, Terra Ceia, NC, Pastor Gloria (Bishop Wondell) Johnson, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Etta Mae Satterthwaite, Washington, NC, Ellene (Charles) Roberson, Pleasantville, NJ, Emily Bowen and Beverly (Ronald) Roach, Winterville, NC; Three sons, William T. (Barbara), Washington, NC, William M. (Romaine) Clemmons, NC, and Joseph (Cynthia), Farmville, NC; Five special children, Willie W. Simpson, Woodbridge, NJ, Irene (Minix) Westbrook, Peterburg, Va., Leroy Simpson, Zebulon, NC, and Archie L. Minix, Sr., Chesapeake, Va. and Hattie McCarvin, Newark, Delaware; Two Sisters, Catherine White, Chesapeake, Va. and Beatrice Minix, Norfolk, Va.; 22 Grandchildren; 59 Great-grandchildren and a special grandchild: Karen Bryant; Four sister-in-laws, Maybelle Satterthwaite, Terra Ceia, NC, Olivia Whitaker and Sadie Harvey of Philadelphia, Pa. and Katie Bond, Orange, NJ; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday. May 14, 2010)

Jessie Harvey

The Rev. Jessie Harvey of 4043 Old Blounts Creek Road, Chocowinity, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Temple of Jesus Christ with the Rev. Theron Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The Rev. Harvey was born Dec. 25, 1914, the son of the late Will Harvey and Mariah Branch. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He was married to Annie Ruth Ore Harvey, who survives. He served on the executive board of Hyde County Association and was assistant chairman of the Democratic precinct of Gilead Shores. He was a member and associate pastor of Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was also emeritus pastor of Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church and Snow Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Hyde County.  Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Lillian Dixon of Washington and Carrie Garrett of Chocowinity; four sons, John W. Ore and Carnell Harvey, both of Washington, Osten Harvey of St. Albans, N.Y., and James Luther Harvey of Chocowinity; two adopted sisters, Hattie Wiggins and Queen Esther Haywood of Chocowinity; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Jessie Harvey Jr. and his sisters and brothers.  Viewing will take place today from 2-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, November 14, 2008)

Fred Robinson Harwell

Fred Robinson Harwell of 201 Magnolia Drive, Pamlico Village, Washington, North Carolina, passed away at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem at 5:40 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. He was 99 years old.  Mr. Harwell was born in Cabarrus County, N.C., on October 10, 1909. He was the son of Thomas Edgar and Sarah Ann Isenhour Harwell, and was the third of their five children. He shared his birthday with his father and his grandfather, each of them having been born on the same date exactly 25 years apart.  Mr. Harwell graduated from Winecoff High School, near Mooresville, N.C., in 1928. He served in the United States Navy from 1931 until 1935 and again from 1942 until 1945. He saw duty during World War II as a radioman in the Pacific Theatre aboard the U.S.S. Chester, a cruiser, and in the Philippines. He was an active-duty Naval Reservist after the war and retired in 1969 as a Radioman Chief Petty Officer. He was a member of the American Legion and an early supporter of the Navy Memorial Foundation. At the age of 97, Mr. Harwell sang “You’re A Grand Old Flag” at the American Legion’s 2007 flag destruction ceremony in Veteran’s Park in Washington, N. C.  Mr. Harwell moved to Beaufort County, N. C., in 1945 and worked for the City of Washington until his retirement in 1975 as the city’s Tax Supervisor and Collector. He was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Washington, where for many years he sang in the choir. At the age of 65, he took up golf and became passionate about the game. He shot his age or better on several occasions and played once or twice a week until he was 98-years old.  Mr. Harwell was married in 1973 to Grace Martin, for whom the Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center in Washington, N. C., is named. They were both active in civic and community affairs and the church. They both enjoyed playing bridge and dancing. They both loved, and embraced, life. Grace Martin Harwell passed away in 2003.  Mr. Harwell is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Fred R. Harwell, Jr., and Joslin Davis, of Winston-Salem; his grandson Scott Robinson Harwell and wife Hayley of Greensboro; his grandson Josh Chamberlain Harwell, of Charlotte; by his stepson Dr. Wayne Martin and wife Carol of Keller, Texas, and their three children, Valerie Lynn Martin of Loveland, Colorado, Michelle Underwood of Keller, Texas, and Theresa McIntyre of Wilmington, N.C.; by his stepson William N. Martin and wife Sandra, of Greensboro, and their two children, Will Martin and Mary Beth Day, both of Greensboro. He is also survived by his 97-year old sister Mary Bradford, of Kannapolis, and her children, Sue Laney and John Thomas Bradford of Kannapolis and JoAnne Kerr of Port St. Lucie, Florida; and by his 94-year old brother Horace Harwell and wife Mary Bland of Wilson, N. C., and their two sons, Horace Harwell, Jr., of High Point, and William Harwell of Raleigh; and by other nieces and nephews.  Mr. Harwell was a loved and respected father, a resolute citizen, a caring friend. He had a subtle wit and a winning smile and, always, a twinkle in his eyes. He was a quiet man, but he liked to whistle and did so happily all the time. The world seems an empty place now that he is gone.  Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Washington at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2009 and will be conducted by Rev. Danny Allen and Rev. Susan Harrison. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Larry Boyd, Mickie Cochran, Bartow Houston, Larry Ormond, William N. Martin and Scott Robinson Harwell will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends at Paul Funeral Home in Washington, N. C., between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2009.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Harwell family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Isaac Hawkins

Mr. Isaac Hawkins of 62 Overlook Drive, Jackson, N.J., died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at East Orange Veterans Hospital, Orange, N.J.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in St. Luke Church of Christ with pastor William Lodge officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Hawkins was born in Parksville on Aug. 20, 1932. He was the son of the late Calvin and Rebecca Perry Hawkins. He was married to Olivia Hawkins, who preceded him in death Sept. 26, 2005. He was a veteran.  Survivors include one son, Kenneth Hawkins of Jackson, N.J.; one daughter, Carol Hawkins Bowers of Jackson, N.J.; one brother, Calvin Hawkins Jr. of South Carolina and one grandchild.  The body may be viewed one hour prior to the service at St. Luke Church of Christ.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, August 11, 2006)

Lucy Ellis Smith Hawkins

GRIMESLAND - Lucy Ellis Smith Hawkins, 84, died Sunday , Oct. 2, 2005, at her residence. Funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the United House of Prayer for all People.  Mrs. Hawkins was the third of eight children born to the late Dolphus and Bertha Smith. She was a native of Beaufort County, but spent most of her life in Pitt County. She attended area schools, and retired from the Carolina Leaf Tobacco Company.  Mrs. Hawkins joined the United House of Prayer for all People, where she served faithfully as an usher and treasurer until moving to Raleigh. She was a loving person who always carried a beautiful smile. She loved working in the yard and also enjoyed quilting.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Hawkins Sr.; two brothers, Benjamin Smith and Tilton Smith; three sisters, Mattie Smith, Pearl Clark-Garrison and Hazel Howard.  She leaves to cherish her loving memories, two sons, Milton Hawkins Jr. of Raleigh and Ellis T. Hawkins of Grimesland; four daughters, Julia Weldon and husband, Poinsett, of Ayden, Bertha Crawford and husband, Timothy, of Grimesland, Iva-Rae Hawkins of Grimesland, and Christine Hawkins of Raleigh; two brothers, Almire Smith and wife, Corrine, of Greenville, and Lenzor Smith of Chocowinity; a sister, Clara Coffey of Riverhead, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.  A viewing will be held tonight from 7-9 at the United House of Prayer for all People, 205 N. Skinner Street, Greenville. The family will receive friends at 3428 Avon Road, Grimesland. Professional arrangements by Rountree and Associates, Greenville.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – October 6, 2005)

Heber Edwin Hayes

Mr. Heber Edwin Hayes, 88, of Aurora, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at home.  His body was donated to the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mary’s Chapel in the Small community.  Mr. Hayes was the son of the late Allison B. and Lena Mixon Hayes. He was a Navy veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean War. He retired after 29 years of service, then worked in civil service in New Jersey. He was married to Rockie Rose Hayes, who preceded him in death. He later married Lessie Hayes, who survives.  Survivors include one daughter, June Hayes Wagner; two sons, Clifton Edwin Hayes and Allison Craig Hayes; one grandchild; his siblings, A.B. Hayes, Ruth Edwards, Ruby Bell and Margaret Jernigan; three stepdaughters, Pat Stilley, June Bennett and Gloria Stark; 10 step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by siblings, Julian M. Hayes, Opal H. Spruill and Billy Jean Hayes Rich.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, January 14, 2009)

Julian Mixon Hayes

Mr. Julian Mixon Hayes of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and formerly of Aurora, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006.  Mr. Hayes was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 6, 1918. He was the son of the late Allison and Lena Mixon Hayes. He was a graduate of Aurora High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served in the Army during World War II, reaching the rank of major. He retired from American Tobacco in Durham, where he worked as an accountant.  Survivors include two brothers, Heber E. Hayes of Aurora and A.B. Hayes Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; and four sisters, Margaret H. Jernigan of Chapel Hill, Ruth H. Edwards of Washington, Ruby H. Bell of Morehead City and Billie Jean H. Rich of Chocowinity.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, August 19, 2006)

Lessie Brinson Hayes

Mrs. Lessie Brinson Hayes passed away to her Heavenly home on Saturday, July 27, 2013 surrounded by her children and grandchildren at her home in Aurora. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.  Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by her parents, Marcus C. and Nancy Brinson, brothers, Howard, Seth, Rufus and Edward Brinson, sisters, Ruby Brinson Elliott and Bessie Mae Warren, husband, Heber E. Hayes and son Lathel Ward Cayton, Jr.  Mrs. Hayes is survived by three daughters, Patricia Stilley (Ken) of Aurora, June Bennett (Lee) of Edward and Gloria Stark (Jim) of New Bern, NC, ten grandchildren, Kenny Stilley ( Sandy), Kevin Stilley ( Angie), Eric Stilley ( Danielle), Lisa Rock (Scott), Cindy Williams (Dale), Brad Bennett, Jason Stark, Brent Stark (Kim), Colby Stark (Maryanne) and Lynn Cayton, eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, three step children, June Hayes Wagner, Ed Hayes and Alison Hayes two nephews, Seth Brinson, Jr. and Edward Brinson, Jr. and two nieces, Nancy Brinson White and Carol Broome.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Mary’s Chapel Christian Church, 3750 Mary’s Chapel Church Road, Aurora, NC 27806, with Pastor Mike Oliver and Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Cuthrell-Dixon Cemetery, 9204 Old Sandhill Road, Aurora, NC 27806. Mrs. Hayes grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends at the Hayes home located at 4566 Mary’s Chapel Church Road, Aurora.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hayes family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Minerva E. Hayes

Minerva E. Hayes, 66, of the 3800 block of Greenwood Drive, died July 23, 1999, in Maryview Medical Center.  She was born in Aurora, N.C., and had retired as an activity leader from the Department of Parks & Recreation, City of Portsmouth, after 12 years. She was a former member of New First Baptist Church Taylorsville, Portsmouth. She was a War Mother in New York.  Survivors include two sons, Kenneth S. Walker Jr. and Michael L. Walker, both of Portsmouth; a sister, Bessie Walker of Portsmouth; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends; and a very special friend, Irene Thomas, of New York.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in New First Baptist Church Taylorsville, by Dr. T.M. Steele. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Viewing will begin at 2 p.m. today in Corprew Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church at noon Tuesday.   (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – July 26, 1999; pg. B10)

Alfred Kenneth Haylett, Sr.

Mr. Alfred Kenneth Haylett, Sr., age 69, a resident of 311 Oak Drive, Blounts Creek, NC died Sunday March 14, 2010 at his home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday March 17, 2010 at Warren Memorial Cemetery of Blounts Creek officiated by Mike Chandler. Pallbearers will be Jesse Andrews, Michael Latchaw, Clarence Fisher, Kenneth Miller, Dalton Whitehurst and Taylor Ball.  Mr. Haylett was born in Franklin, PA on April 2, 1940 son of the late Benjamin and Irene Baker Haylett. He served his country in the U.S. Army and the National Guard. Mr. Haylett married the former Florence Marie Cottrell on June 24, 1983 who survives. Before his retirement he worked as a logger, as a craftsman at the former Singer Furniture in Chocowinity, as a news paper delivery person with the Washington Daily News and his own lawn care business.  Surviving along with his wife Florence of the home are four daughters: Darlene McMillan, Donna Haylett and Lucy Rhodes all of Franklin, PA and Tammy Miller of Blounts Creek, NC; four sons: Alfred K. Haylett, Jr. and Paul Haylett both of Franklin, PA and Kenneth Miller and Donald Miller both of Chocowinity, NC; three step-daughters: Joann Hayes of Franklin, PA, Bonnie Miller of Meadville, PA and Patty Latchaw of Chocowinity, NC; two step-sons: Douglas Miller of Elizabeth City and Robert Peterson of Franklin, PA; three brothers: Jack Haylett of Sharpsville, PA, Jim Haylett of Oklahoma City, OK and Bob Haylett of Franklin, PA; four sisters: Virginia Hanna and Dorothy Jewell both of Poke, PA, Karen Gass of Erie, PA and Sandy Hovis of Edward, NC; thirty one grandchildren and a large number of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday March 16, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Haylett family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Henry Carlton Heady

Mr. Henry Carlton Heady, age 68, a resident of 6715 Clark’s Neck Road, Washington, NC died suddenly Tuesday June 3, 2014 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Saturday June 7, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Pastor Todd Parrish. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Justin Moore, Gene Paul Edwards, Mylan Dawson, Jeffrey Mathis, Ronnie Stroud and James Ivey will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the funeral hour Saturday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Mr. Heady was born in Beaufort County on August 14, 1945 son of the late Alton Ivey and the late Nellie Elizabeth Edwards Ivey. He was a 1964 graduate of Washington High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. On October 16, 1971 he married the former Catherine Williams who survives. He worked for forty years at PCS Corp. of Aurora and was a machinist at the time of his retirement.  Survivors include his wife Catherine of the home; a daughter, Tiffany Nicole Heady and husband Mylan Dawson of Charlottesville, VA; two brothers, Gene Paul Edwards and his wife Eula Mae and James Ivey all of Washington; a sister, Connie Womble of Washington; a sister-in-law, Diane Mathis and her husband Jeffrey of Grimesland; two nieces, Merida Mathis, Nicole Andrews and four nephews, Simon Gaskins, Todd Edwards, Glen Ivey and Thomas Alton Womble.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Heady family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Sherman Thomas Heck

Mr. Sherman Thomas Heck, 43, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oakdale Cemetery with Mike Huppmann officiating.  Mr. Heck was born in Bergen County, New Jersey, on May 17, 1964. He was the son of Sherman William Heck and Edna Mae Nichols Heck. He was a graduate of Central Regional High School in Bayville, N.J. He was self-employed as a master carpenter in home construction.  Survivors include one daughter, Lauren Heck of Bayville, N.J.; one son, Sherman T. Bellon-Heck of Kentucky; one brother, Thomas A. Heck of Blounts Creek and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington, and other times at the home of his parents, 320 Freshwater Drive, Blounts Creek.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, November 30, 2007)

Camille LaFrage Hedgepeth

Camille LaFrage Hedgepeth, 90, of Chesapeake, went to the Lord on Nov. 3, 2000.  She was born in Washington, N.C., and was a lifelong resident of Norfolk. Camille was a member of Ocean View Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, John William Hedgepeth.  She will be remembered as a loving and giving grandmother who always put others' needs before her own.  She is survived by her son, John W. Hedgepeth Jr.; a grandson, Scott Hedgepeth and his wife, Lisa, of Shawboro, N.C.; granddaughters, Sara Bateman of Meridian, Miss., and Susan Mitchell of Newport News; six great-grandchildren; and a close family friend, Bobby Roberts of Decatur, Ga.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, with the Rev. Kinnie Dunnavant officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 5, 2000; pg. B10)

Marie Cutler Hedgepeth

Marie Cutler Hedgepeth, 78, of Roanoke Rapids, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at her residence. She was born in Washington, NC and graduated from Washington School of Practical Nursing and the Roanoke Rapids Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She was a member of the East Tenth Street Church of Christ in Roanoke Rapids.  Mrs. Hedgepeth was preceded in death by her husband of forty seven years, W.R. “Spot” Hedgepeth; her parents, Charlie E. Cutler and Katherine Cutler Jefferson; two brothers, Ernest E. and Perry G. Cutler; one sister, Maggie C. Lee.  She is survived by one daughter, Amy H. Cagle and her husband, Don, of Roanoke Rapids; two sons, William Edward Hedgepeth and his wife, Kitty, of Washington, NC, David D. Hedgepeth and his wife, Donna, of Raleigh, NC; seven grandchildren; brother-in-law, Wadis Hedgepeth and his wife, Marion; Sister-in-law, Carolyn Wilkins; several nieces and nephews.  Wrenn, Clarke & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service is taking care of arrangements where services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2009, in the Chapel with Minister David Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.  A graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the Piney Grove Cemetery, Washington, NC, with Ministers Jim Reed and Glenn Brickhouse officiating.  The family will receive friends Saturday, May 30, 2009, from 11:00 until 12:00 at the Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ, Washington, NC.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, May 29, 2009)

Lonnie Dale Hedrick, Sr.

Mr. Lonnie Dale Hedrick, Sr., age 67, a resident of 109 Eden Drive, Washington, NC died Sunday evening, May 8, 2011 at his home.  Mr. Hedrick was born August 27, 1943, son of the late Marvin William Hedrick and Ruth Inez Davis Hedrick. He graduated High School to then serve his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed 28 years at National Spinning as VP of Operations. He then went into the ministry and went to Duke University Divinity School. He then becomes the pastor at Holly Springs United Methodist Church in Williamston. Mr. Hedrick enjoyed golf, walked every day, and had a passion for the “Stop Hunger Now” Organization.  On February 2, 1963, he married the former Claudette Miller who survives.  In addition to his wife, Claudette of the home, he is survived by two sons: Gregory Alan Hedrick and his wife Leigh, of Arden, NC and their three sons, Gregory Jr., Logan and Alexander; Lonnie Dale Hedrick Jr., and his wife Tracey of Apex, NC and their two children Alicia and Trevor; and his daughter: Claudine Hedrick Foss and husband Michael of Warsaw, NC and their three children, Dillon Southerland, Katherine and Christina Foss. He is also survived by his two brothers: Jeffery Lowell Hedrick and his wife Anne of Lexington, NC and George Allen Hedrick, and his children Mark Hedrick and Carla Little; his niece, Janet Reep Morgan and two nephews, Kelly and Marty Reep.  A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday May 12, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Washington officiated by Reverend Danny Allen and Beth H. Hood. Burial will follow in Oakdale cemetery. Walter Manning, Jimmy Hardison, Dale Redman, Mike Manning, Ronnie Manning, and Phil Manning will serve as pallbearers. Jesse Cowan, Charles Haddock, Neal Brown, and Mitchell Jones will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends 7:00 – 8:30 pm Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home located at 109 N. Eden Drive, Smallwood, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to be serving the Hedrick Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Henry Stoner Heffley, Jr.

Mr. Henry Stoner Heffley, Jr., age 80, Hollywood Blvd., Havelock, North Carolina, died at his home on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Woodbridge Funeral Home in Havelock and will be conducted by Dennis Davis. Graveside services with full military honors will be at 3:00 PM Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Davis Cemetery in Pantego.  Mr. Heffley was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 1, 1931, son of the late Henry and Lavetta Van Horn Heffley. He was married to Edna Ernisteen (Teen) Allen Heffley on May 30, 1952. Henry (“Heff” or “Hank”) served as a communications officer in the Marine Corps from July 13, 1948 until June 15, 1970 when he retired. He served his country in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Heff worked for Ward and Smith, PA, New Bern, North Carolina as comptroller from 1972 until 1988. He was a devoted family man and dog lover.  Survivors include his wife, Teen of Havelock, NC, two daughters, Connie Heffley Olsovsky and husband Wayne of Havelock, NC, Kathy Heffley Anderson and husband Mark of Pine Knoll Shores, NC, two sons, Kenneth Heffley and wife Karen of Bath, NC, and Craig Heffley and wife Michelle of Durham, NC, seven grandchildren, Matt Olsovsky and wife Shelly, Aaron Olsovsky, Sara Anderson, Cameron Waters, Kelly Heffley, Hunter Anderson and Amanda Heffley and one great granddaughter, Kendall Olsovsky.  The family will receive friends at Woodbridge Funeral Home, 908 Lake Road, Havelock, NC from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, February 25, 2011. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the graveside service on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Union Grove Church of Christ, 6889 NC Highway 99 N Pantego, North Carolina.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Heffley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Michael Carl Heggie

Mr. Michael Carl Heggie, 44, of 553 Price Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, April 8, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Beach Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Foxworth officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Heggie was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 31, 1962. He was the son of the late Christopher and Sarah G. Heggie. He attended the Beaufort County Schools.  Survivors include three sons, Michael Clark and Jasper Clark, both of Chocowinity, and Carlos Green of New Bern; one daughter, Victoria Green of New Bern; five grandchildren; one brother, Marion German of Chocowinity; and five sisters, Linda Satchell, Gloria Walker and Christobel Powell, all of Chocowinity, Brenda George of Vanceboro and Teresa Chapman of Pinetown.  The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Gloria Walker, 496 Price Road, Chocowinity.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 13, 2007)

Earle W. Hellen Jr.

NEWPORT NEWS - Sportswriter Earle West Hellen Jr., 68, who retired from the Daily Press in 1984, died Friday, Oct. 27, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Mr. Hellen was well known in golf circles in Virginia. After his retirement from the Daily Press, he was chief writer for The Virginia Golfer.  "He was Johnny on the spot when it came to golf," said Pete Britton, the golf pro at the Williamsburg Country Club. "I first met Earle when I was the pro at the Suffolk Golf Course and have stayed in touch all these years. He was good for golf, and we're going to miss him."  "Golf was the love of his life," said his widow, Dorothy. "And writing for The Virginia Golfer really kept him going after he retired from the newspaper."  "We made him an honorary member of the Southern Chapter Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA back in 1986," said Fran Herrelko, the golf pro at Salisbury Country Club. "Earle showed up for all our major tournaments. He didn't miss too many of our smaller ones, either. He always made you feel appreciated."  "Earle did a super job of covering all our events here at Kingsmill," said Al Burns, the club pro at the Kingsmill Golf Course. "I first met Earle in 1975, and he didn't miss too many pro-ams. He had a great rapport with the pros and the golfers. He will be missed."  Mr. Hellen, who battled myasthenia gravis, a neuro-muscular disorder, for the past 18 months, joined the Daily Press in January 1947 as sports editor. He left in June of the same year to accept a similar post with the Greensboro, N.C., Record, where he served as sports editor from 1947 until 1969.  After a year's absence from the newspaper business, Mr. Hellen accepted a position as sportswriter with The Times-Herald. He wrote for the Daily Press and The Times-Herald until his retirement. A lifetime member of the U.S. Golf Writers Association, Mr. Hellen covered a variety of sports for the newspapers, including golf, high school and college sports and professional hockey.  Born in Washington, N.C., Mr. Hellen grew up in Greenville, N.C. He attended the University of North Carolina, where in 1942 he received his bachelor's degree in journalism.  After graduation he served in the Navy in the Pacific theatre, achieving the rank of lieutenant senior grade.  While in Greensboro, Mr. Hellen organized the Carolinas Golf Writers Organization and served as executive secretary from 1957 until 1969.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Newport News, the National Motorsports Press Association, the Virginia Golf Writers Association, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the Atlantic Coast Conference Writers Association. He was former president of the Southern Motorsports Press Association.  Additional survivors include a daughter, Judy Hellen of Greensboro; a son, Earle W. Hellen III of Chelmsford, Mass.; a sister, Christine Snuggs of Albemarle, N.C.; and three grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church of Newport News by Dr. James White. Burial will be in Greensboro Tuesday.  The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home from 3 to 4 p.m. today.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – October 29, 1989; pg. B6)

Martha de Jonge Hellendoorn

Martha de Jonge Hellendoorn, age 80, a resident of 1927 Vreugdenhil Road, Pantego, died Monday, December 14, 2009 at her home.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Brent Pennings officiating. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall of Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church.  Mrs. Hellendoorn was born in Breskens, The Netherlands on September 20, 1929 to Marinus and Christina Van Poelje de Jonge who preceded her in death. Martha was a housewife and a loving mother and grandmother and a loving friend to all. She was a member of Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church. She was married for 51 years to Johannes Wilhelmus Hendrik Hellendoorn who preceded her in death on June 28, 2003.   She is survived by one son, Johannes W. H. Hellendoorn, Jr. and wife Tami of Black Hawk, SD; three daughters, Christina H. Cothren and husband William of Delmar, NY, Marjo Hellendoorn Degrande and husband Geert of Sluis, The Netherlands, and Monique Van Essendelft and husband Bernard, Jr. of Pantego. Martha is from a family of nine children and is survived by two brothers, Bernard of Canada and Robert of The Netherlands; and two sisters, Grietje and Maria both of The Netherlands; and eleven grandchildren, Nicole Hellendoorn, Alexander Cothren, Laura Van Essendelft, Mariah Van Essendelft, Thaddeus Van Essendelft, Johannes Van Essendelft, Margaux Beernaert, Alexander Degrande, Sebastiaan Degrande, Jodi Eckardt and Justin Eckardt.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Christina E. Henderson

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Christina E. Henderson of Brooklyn passed Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, in Brooklyn. She was born in Washington, N.C., on Feb. 28, 1927. She was formerly employed by the New York Telephone Co. for 15 years. She was a member of Beulah Temple in Brooklyn. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. She is survived by her husband, James W. Henderson of Winston-Salem, N.C.; daughters Ms. Mona Henderson of Winston-Salem and Ms. Heather Henderson of Brooklyn; two sons, Kenneth Henderson of Bronx and Steven Henderson of Stroudsburg, Pa.; four grandchildren, Kayla DelaMadrid of Winston-Salem, N.C., Steven Henderson Jr. and Tanisha Henderson of Stroudsburg, Pa., and Sasha Grant of San Antonio, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, honorary donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A memorial service will be announced at a later time with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Gilmore Funeral Home Services.  (Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, NC) – January 7, 2005; pg. 4)

Eunice Lee Henderson

Eunice Lee Henderson, 67, passed this life to be with the Lord Jesus on Nov. 19, 2002, surrounded by loving family and friends. Born in Bath, N.C., she was a longtime resident of Chesapeake.  She will be dearly missed by her family, sons, and their wives: Rickey and Bobbie Henderson, Frankie and Patty Henderson, Steve and Kathy Henderson, daughter and husband Martha and Jimmy Brown, and son Gene Henderson. She had 14 grandchildren, Tony, Aaron, Cindy, Michael, Tina, Steve, Lara, Shaun, Jennifer, Chris, Danny, Toni, Sara and Rion; and five great-grandchildren, Gretchen, Eric, Brittany, Cody and Matthew. She was pre-deceased by her husband Frank E. Henderson, her son Anthony L. Henderson, and one grandson and one great-granddaughter. Eunice is also survived by her mother, Katie E. Woolard, brother and wife Johnnie Gray and Melissa Woolard, sister and husband Nancy and Wilbur Jones; sister and husband Clara and Tommy Wallace; and many dear nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Raymond Owens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 21, 2002; pg. B8)

Mildred Lee Henderson

Mrs. Mildred Lee Henderson, 60, of 302 Cowan St., Washington, died Friday, March 24, 2006, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Moore.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Mary’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Carlton Keyes officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Henderson was born in Norfolk, Va., on Feb. 6, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Eddie Beamon and Winnie Peed. She attended schools in Norfolk, Va., and Aurora. She was married to Harold Henderson, who preceded her in death. She was employed with Boss Hog’s restaurant and Burger King of Washington. She was a member of Mary’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir.  Survivors include one son, Vincient S. Beamon of Lawrenceville, Va.; one grandchild; two sisters, Loretta P. Saunders of Yonkers, N.Y., and Mary Morman of Norfolk, Va.; and two brothers, Henry Peed of Winterville, and Leonard Smalls of Norfolk, Va.  The family will receive friends at the home of Charlie Moore, 141 Camel Drive, Washington, and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, March 30, 2006)

Veronica Whichard Henderson

Veronica Whichard Henderson, a resident of 135 Willow Drive, Chocowinity, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Beach Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Chocowinity. The family will receive friends at the home following the service. Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, April 18, 2012)

Lavone Wayne Hendrix

Lavone “Vern” Wayne Hendrix, age 55 a resident of 1566 Gray Road Chocowinity, NC died Saturday July 2, 2011.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday July 6, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Brother Jerry Stroh. The family will receive friends prior to the service Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30PM at 15th Street Church of God in Washington.  Mr. Hendrix was born September 6, 1955 in Escambia County, Florida the son of the late William Robert Hendrix and Dorothy Cofield Johnson. Vern as he was known by his friends worked with Empire Construction of Winterville, NC. He loved Alabama “Crimson Tide” football, fishing, and his playstation. Animals were a big part of his life and especially his cat “Nemo” and dog “Alley”.  Survivors include his fiancée of 10 years Norma Jean Moore and her son Andrew Joshua “AJ” Middleton both of Chocowinity, her mother Juanita Mayo and Ervin Wiggins of Nebo, NC, her brother Hugh Hensley and wife Kim their children, Katy, Justin and Hunter of Chocowinity, three sisters; Jeannine Moye of Century Florida, Ruby Jane White and husband Kenny of Flomaton, Alabama, Linda Kay Zimlich of Bay Minette, Alabama, four brothers, Terry Hendrix and wife Sharon of Festus, Missouri, Lamar Hendrix and wife Dee of Century, Florida, Jim Johnson and Melissa of Flomaton, Alabama, Tim Johnson and wife Melody Cantonment, Florida and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hendrix was preceded in death by his father Bill Hendrix, mother Dorothy Johnson and step father Clyde Johnson and brother Ricky Hendrix.   (Pamlico Funeral and Creamation Service of Washington)

Velma Mae Shirley Hendrix

Mrs. Velma Mae Shirley Hendrix, age 78, a resident of 41381 Hwy 264 E. in Belhaven, died Sunday October 31, 2010 at her home.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday November 3, 2010 at Mt. Olive Church of Christ and will be conducted by Matthew C. Bradham. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chris Guin, Tyler Guin, Philip Guin, Jamie Hughes, Will Hughes, James Rose, Jamie Glover and Clint Hendrix.  Mrs. Hendrix was born in Greene County on February 5, 1932 to the late Arthur E. and Sallie Cobb Shirley. On August 20, 1951 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath, she married William Archie Hendrix who survives. She was a 1950 graduate of Chicod High School, where she was the homecoming queen and captain of the girls’ basketball team. She was employed as the bookkeeper in the foodservice system with the Wilson County Schools. As bookkeeper, she developed a computer program that was adopted statewide in the public school foodservice system. She was a loving mother and took a lot of pride in her six children.  Survivors include her husband, William Archie Hendrix of the home; three daughters, Denise Guin (Jay) of Tuscaloosa, AL, Michele Hughes (Mel) of Cary, Carol Rose (Jim) of Shelby; three sons, Kevin Hendrix (Gloria) of Wilson, Rod Hendrix (Susan Bass) of Pikeville, Chris Hendrix (Dawne) of Grimesland; one brother, Earl Shirley (Adelaide) of Farmville; her twin sister, Selma Bowen of Greenville; seventeen grandchildren, Chris Guin, Jonathan Guin (Erin), Tyler Guin, Philip Guin, Jamie Hughes (Whitney), Will Hughes (Beth Anne), Clint Hendrix, Leah Rose, James Rose, Laura Rose, Kandace Hendrix, Christy Stearns (Richard), Jamie Glover, Kennedy Bass, Cody Bass, Hailey Hendrix, Hannah Hendrix; four great grandchildren, Preston Hughes, Blair Hendrix, Jordan Stearns and Bryson Stearns. Mrs. Hendrix was preceded in death by four brothers, Milton Shirley, Lloyd Shirley, Harvey Shirley and infant James Shirley and three sisters, Ethel Wainwright, Ruby Miller and infant Gladys Shirley.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church and other times at the home. Mrs. Hendrix will lie in state on Tuesday November 2, 2010 after 12:00 pm at Paul Funeral home in Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Hendrix family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Alvin Benjamin Henries

Captain Alvin Benjamin Henries, 29, of 1270 South Creek Rd., Aurora, started his final journey toward heaven Wednesday, November 26, 2008 and we wish him a good trip.  He was a successful commercial fisherman and an avid hunter. He was also a great son, brother and friend.  He is survived by his parents, Etles & Jean Henries of Aurora; two brothers, Michael Henries and Etles Henries, Jr. both of Aurora; five sisters, Mary Carrow of Greenville, Angie Spence of Eure, Debbie Flowers of New Bern, Iris Martin of Austin, Texas, and Linda Norfleet of Bayboro.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3, at Carawan Cemetery, Lowland with the Rev. Blaney Rowe officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, November 30, 2008)

Eleanor Vendrick Henries

SAVANNAH, GA - Eleanor Vendrick Henries, 73, died Friday, January 05, 2007 at Hospice House.  She was born in Arapahoe, North Carolina and lived her teenage years in Aurora, North Carolina where she graduated from Aurora High School. In 1951, she moved to Savannah. Eleanor and her husband, Audrey were married for 55 years. She was a loving and devoted mother and wife dedicated to the well being of her family and to helping others less fortunate than herself. She was very talented and always full of energy. She was constantly busy with household chores and numerous hobbies which included painting, floral arrangement creations, interior decorating and outside plants, flowers and shrubs. But she was never too busy to assist someone in need. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Eleanor was a communicant of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on Wilmington Island.  Survivors include her beloved husband, Audrey Henries of Savannah; two daughters, Karen Boutwell and her husband Mickey of Savannah and Jo Anne Brooks and her husband Jackie of Blackshear, GA; sister, Lillian Hooker of Aurora, NC; two brothers, George Vendrick of Andrews, TX and Baxter Vendrick of Norfolk, VA; five grandchildren, Jennifer Boutwell, Shaun Boutwell, Amanda Boutwell, Jeremy Sanders, Jessica Sanders and three great-grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2006 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church with the Reverend Patrick O’Brien, Celebrant. The burial was private.  Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, January 10, 2007)

Hilda Joyce Alligood Henson

Mrs. Hilda “Joyce” Alligood Henson, 69, a resident of 105 Knight St., Sherwood Forest, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, conducted by the Rev. Danny Allen.  Mrs. Henson was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 26, 1938. She was the daughter of late Robert Edward Alligood and Millie Ann Clark Alligood Banks. Mrs. Henson lived in Cleveland, Ohio until her husband retired and they moved to Washington. She was a member of Peoples Methodist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Henson served as scorekeeper in the West Denison Little League baseball in Cleveland. She worked as a waitress at The Stage House Restaurant and Charlie Tom’s Restaurant in Washington.  Mrs. Henson was married to Bobby Ray Henson, who preceded her in death on May 7, 2004.  Survivors include one son, Robert Ernest Henson and his wife, Shelia of Fairview Park, Ohio; one daughter, Sheri Lynne Heath and her husband, Carlton of Vanceboro; two brothers, Robert E. “Blue” Alligood, Jr. and his wife, Nelda of Washington, Callas “Earl” Alligood and his wife, Vicki of Gulf Breeze, FL; three sisters, Maggie Elizabeth Alligood Womble of Washington, Peggy Jean Wilson and her husband, Benny of Greenville, Debbie Ann A. Tyndall and her husband, Sammy of Black Jack; two grandchildren, Ashley Henson and Brandon Wilkins; one step-grandchild, Shirley Gannon; brother-in-law, Slick Gaskins of Black Jack and dear friends, John Parker, Ann Moore and Julia Kukolvic.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Henson was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Gaskins.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Sheri Heath of 2480 Wilmar Road, Vanceboro.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Henson family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, October 21, 2007)

Camilla Vaughn Griffin Herlevich

Mrs. Camilla Vaughan Griffin Herlevich died June 3, 2013 in Wilmington, NC. She was born in New Bern, NC on May 26, 1924, the daughter of Ellegood Vaughan and Margaret Hollister Griffin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Victor W. Herlevich, and by her brother, Ellegood Vaughan Griffin Jr. She was educated in the public schools of New Bern, NC and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was active in the life of St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, where she served as Elder. She was employed as an elementary school librarian in the New Hanover County Schools for several years.  She is survived by her two daughters, Camilla M. Herlevich and husband, James T. Brier of Wilmington and Ann H. Brennan and husband Kevin J. Brennan of Louisville, Colorado; her grandchildren, John R. and Laura E. Brier, Nikolas X., Eliza Rose, and Harry A. Brennan. Also surviving is her beloved niece, Lisa Griffin Rankin and husband, John T. Rankin of Longwood, Florida, and two great nieces, Cary Rankin and Griffin Bequer; several nieces and nephews of her late husband; and two very special friends, Capt. M. E. "Tex" Vineyard and Mrs. J. Fred Rippy, Jr.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Andrews Market Street Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 at St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church. A private interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery.  The family wishes to express deep appreciation for the loving care provided by the staff at the Commons at Brightmore and at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.   (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - June 10, 2013)

Adrien Lyle Herring, Jr.

Adrien Lyle Herring, Jr., age 71, a resident of 459 Foreman Lane, Belhaven, N.C. died Wednesday November 24, 2010.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 29, 2010 at Sidney Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor David Pooser officiating. A private commital will be held at a later date.  Mr. Herring was born in January 26, 1939 the son of the late Adrien L. Herring, Sr. and Helen Latham Topping Herring. He was raised by doting aunts and uncles. Mr. Herring was a graduate of Pantego High School.  He served his country in the United States Air Force. Mr. Herring married Barbara Garrett on December 25, 1961. He owned Herring Electric until his retirement. Mr. Herring’s hobbies included being a gunsmith and knife maker. He loved his friends, which he considered as his siblings.  Mr. Herring is survived by his wife Barbara Garrett Herring, his daughter, Adrienne H. Lilley and husband Ronald of Pantego, NC, his three grandchildren, Dina Nobles and David and Barbara Jean Lilley.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, November 27, 2010)

Peggy Joyce Herring

Peggy Joyce Herring, 69, of Hampstead, N.C., died Friday, December 28, 2007, at her residence.  She was born in Washington, N.C., December 24, 1938, daughter of the late Mirton Cox and Letha Ormond Cox. Her husband, James “Jimmy” Dalley Herring and a sister, Dorothy Barron preceded her in death.  Mrs. Herring was a member of Scotts Hill Baptist Church and had been involved with many groups and committees at the church. She was also a member of the Pender County Democrats.  Surviving are her sons, David Glenn Mason and wife Vonda of Hampstead, N.C., and Gerald Keith Mason and wife Joy of Scotts Hill, N.C.; grandchildren, Zachary Mason, Caitlin Mason, Keelie Mason, Shelby Mason, and Gabrielle Mason; siblings, Helen Baynor, Mirton Cox, Margaret Amy, Elmer Cox, and Howard Cox; and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2007, at Scotts Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Phil Ortego, the Rev. Jimmy Suggs, and the Rev. Artie Odum. Interment will follow in Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Hampstead.  Pallbearers will be Jim Tyer, Steve Underwood, Tommy Todd, Jimmy Dixon, Don Cable, and Artie Odum.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2007, at Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – December 30, 2007)

Louise Guy Hester

Mrs. Louise Guy Hester, age 54, a resident of 205 Williams Modlin Ave., Bath, NC died on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at her home.  A memorial service will be held at her home on Sunday, July 11, 2010, at 3:00 P.M., officiated by Kent Gurganus and Earl Jordan.  Mrs. Hester was born on May 30, 1956 in Arcadia, FL, daughter of the late G.W. Guy and Gertrude Hicks Guy, who survives.  Louise was married on October 3, 1998 to James Richard Hester.    Along with her husband, James Richard Hester, she is survived by two daughters, Christy Freeman and Ethel Gross of Fort Myers, FL; two sons, Tommy Williams of Fort Myers, FL and Michael Williams of Belhaven, NC; a sister; ten grandchildren; and special friends, Donna Murphy and Judy Arthur.  She was preceded in death by her brother.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Robert L. Heverley

Robert L. Heverley, age 62, a resident of 78 Angus Drive, Washington, died Saturday, July 31, 2010.  A memorial service will be held at Wares Chapel United Methodist Church in Washington on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 3:00P M, officiated by Pastor Joan Fisher.  The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral service on Monday, August 2, 2010 from 6:00-7:30PM.  Robby was born on December 27, 1947 in Walterboro, SC, son of the late George Linn and Senie Linder Heverley.  He married Shirley Harding on September 1, 1972.  Robby graduated from Clemson University of SC in 1970 and as everyone knew, he was an avid Clemson fan.  He worked for National Spinning for 27 years.  After National Spinning, him and his son, Linn, started H&H Construction.  Robby was passionate about this type of work and enjoyed pleasing others.  Mr. Heverley was a member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church in Washington and a member of the United Methodist Men at Wares.  Mr. Heverley is survived by his wife, Shirley Heverley; one daughter, Kelli Heverley of Winterville, NC; two sons, Linn Heverley of Greenville, NC and Alan Heverley of Virginia Beach, VA; two sisters, Ann Ingram of Marietta, GA and Pattie Heverley of Charleston, SC; one niece, Jodi Hall and husband, Taylor of Hiram, GA; one nephew, Ricky Ingram of Charleston, SC; and a special cousin, Jimmy Nettles and his wife, Lynn of Walterboro, SC.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

John Allen Hewitt, II

“Chip” John Allen Hewitt II, beloved son, brother and uncle, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at his home.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Clair’s Church of Christ Cemetery officiated by Craig Hagen. The family will receive friends at his home located at 92 Clarendon Avenue, Bayview.  Chip was a retired electrical lineman and loved fishing and football. A man with a heart of gold, Chip will be sorely missed by a trove of family and friends as a man who would give you the shirt off his back without hesitation.  Chip was born on June 18, 1965, to Ruth Waters Hewitt and John Allen Hewitt I. Chip is survived by his mother, Ruth Waters Hewitt of the home; his significant other Karen Hodges; his sisters, Beverly Foreman and her husband Charles, Barbie Alligood and her husband Tommy, Eva Hewitt Leggett and her husband Jeff, and Carol Hewitt; his brothers, Mark Elzey and his wife Joann, Michael Elzey and his wife Betty, and John Wayne Hewitt. Chip is also survived by a great number of nieces and nephews (all knot-heads to use Chip’s opinion) that he loved and cherished and his cats Scoot and Skat. Chip’s death was preceded by that of his hero and father, John Allen Hewitt I and his paternal and maternal grandparents, Ruffin and Betty Hewitt and William and Eva Waters.  Chip’s nephews and great-nephews will serve as pallbearers and are as follows: Michael Norman II, David Allen Dew II, Jonathan Mark Elzey II, Patrick Allen Elzey, Stephen Allan Sullivan II, Todd Kalmowitz, Matthew Kalmowitz and Doug Hardison. Honorary pallbearers include Mike Rees, Eddie Mullen, Neal Duncan, Andrew Allen Spencer, Jacob Hardison, special “brothers”/friends — “Punkin” Charles B. Foreman, “Bro” Jeffery S. Leggett and his Cowboy buddy Tommy Alligood, and his eldest niece, little “sissy” — Michelle Smith Hardison – a very loving and caring companion in times of great need and the Bath Pirates football team — The Wrecking Crew.  Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service of Washington is serving the family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, April 18, 2012)

Ruth Elizabeth Waters Elzy-Hewitt

Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Waters Elzey-Hewitt, age 84, a resident of 324 River Road, Washington Park, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at River Trace Nursing Center.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, March 17, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in St. Clair’s Church of Christ Cemetery.  Mrs. Elzey-Hewitt was born in Beaufort County on December 21, 1929 to the late William and Eva Mae Keech Waters. She was a 1948 graduate of Pantego High School and received her associate degree in Registered Nursing from Beaufort Community College. She was retired from Beaufort County Hospital and was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ. Mrs. Elzey-Hewitt was married to John Mace Elzey, John Allen Hewitt and Nathaniel Giles, all who preceded her in death.  Survivors include three daughters, Beverly E. Foreman and husband Charles of Washington, Barbara E. “Barbie” Alligood and husband Tommy of Washington, Eva Hewitt Leggett and husband Jeffery of Washington, two sons, Jonathan Mark Elzey and wife JoAnn of Bath, Michael P. Elzey and wife Betty of Bath, one brother, Ernest S. Waters and wife Faye of Pinetown, ten grandchildren, Michelle E. Hardison, Melissa D. Braddy, Michael F. Norman II, Chasity A. Bowe, Jonathan M. Elzey II, Patrick A. Elzey, David Allen Dew II, Brigette A. Elzey, Caroline E. Elzey, Lenia K. Saiid, six step-grandchildren, twenty four great-grandchildren, nine step-great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by one son, John Allen “Chip” Hewitt II, six brothers and four sisters.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Barbie and Tommy Alligood, 324 River Road in Washington Park.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Elzey-Hewitt family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Clyde Hicks

Mr. Clyde Hicks, age 85, a resident of 194 Old Bath Highway, Washington, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 at his home.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Second Baptist Church and will be conducted by Rev. Scott Setzer. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Deacons and Men’s Sunday School class members will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Hicks was born March 23, 1925 in Gadsden, Ala., to the late Luther and Zera Thrasher Hicks. On June 21, 1947, he married Wilma Waldrop who preceded him in death on April 13, 2006. He served in the United States Marine Corps, during World War II and the Korean War and retired as a Gunnery Sgt. after 23 years of service. He was a member of Second Baptist Church, Men’s Bible School Class, Deacon and was chairman of the Homecoming Committee for 40 years. He was also a member and past master of Port Royal, South Carolina Masonic Lodge A.F. & A. # 242. Mr. Hicks retired as Food Service Manager with the Beaufort County Hospital after 23 years of service.  Survivors include one son, Michael Hicks and wife, Julie, of Washington; two grandchildren, Charles Joyner and wife, Megan, of Sterling, Va., John Cook of Clayton; one great-grandson, Caleb Joyner; one brother, Robert Earl Hicks and wife, Judy, of Gadsden, Ala.; three sisters-in-law, Gaynelle Waldrop of Gadsden, Ala., Sybil Aldridge of Rome, Ga., and Katherine Hicks of Gadsden, Ala. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert Hicks and Ray Hicks.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Michael and Julie Hicks, 107 S. Eden Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Hicks family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, Tuesday, December 28, 2010)

Wilma Idell Waldrop Hicks

Mrs. Wilma Idell Waldrop Hicks, 83, of 194 Old Bath Highway, Washington died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Second Baptist Church in Washington with pastor Phil Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Deacons at the church will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Hicks was born in Gadsden, Ala., on April 7, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Homer Waldrop and Mattie Swindell Waldrop. She was a homemaker. On June 21, 1947, she married Clyde Hicks, who survives. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church and a Sunday school teacher to fourth and fifth graders for 35 years.  Survivors include one son, Mike Hicks and his wife, Julie, of Washington; and two sisters, Gaynell Waldrop of Gadsden, Ala., and Sybil Aldridge of Rome, Ga.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jessie Hicks and June Johnson.  The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hicks family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, April 16, 2006)

  Jacqueline T. Higgins

Mrs. Jacqueline T. Higgins, 84, of Chocowinity, left us Sunday morning at her daughter’s home to be with her Lord and husband, Ken.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 10, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church, Washington.  Mrs. Higgins was born in Decatur, Illinois to Norma and Carl Humble. She graduated from Nursing School in Chicago and worked for the government during WW II. Following the war she met her future husband Ken after his return from Europe.  Jacque and Ken loved to travel, visiting all the continents, several of them more than once. She also loved boating. Her greatest love however, was for her husband, family and the Lord. She was active in the different Presbyterian churches, serving as a Deacon.  Jacque was preceded in death by her beloved husband Ken in September 2008 and her mother Norma in September 2007.  She is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws Shelly and John Rebholz of Chocowinity and Nikki and Roy Kight of Washington. She has five grandchildren, Paul Rebholz, Scott Rebholz, Nathan Hogan, Kerensa Hogan-Rhodes and Ken Rebholz, and one step-granddaughter, Sherri McCall. Jacque also has four great grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.  The family wishes to thank the members of First Presbyterian Church and Cypress Landing, who have been so supportive during these times.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Higgins family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, January 6, 2009)

George Thomas High

Mr. George T. “Sonny” High, a resident of 484 Kirby Grange Ave., Bath, NC died Thursday June 7, 2012 at 2:55 am.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. High was born October 7, 1927 in Washington, NC, graduated from Washington High School and East Carolina University. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Following his military service, he entered the insurance business, eventually owning an independent agency office in Chapel Hill, NC. He was a member of Bath Christian Church. Mr. High enjoyed golf, fishing, crabbing, and gardening.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Helen Kilby High and is survived by two sons, Tom and wife Beth of Chapel Hill, Jay and wife Janie of Prescott, AZ, grandchildren, Georgia, Evan and Jeremiah.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the High family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Helen Kilby High

Mary Helen Kilby High, wonderful wife, loving mother and ever-smiling friend, passed away at Beaufort County Hospital on February 1, 2010, one week shy of her 79th birthday. She was born in Beaufort County on February 8, 1931, to the late Jay Kilby and Margaret Jones Kilby of Bayview.  She graduated from Bath High School in 1949 and attended East Carolina Teachers College. In 1951 she married George Thomas ”Sonny” High, who survives. They lived in Louisburg and Chapel Hill before retiring to Bath in 1989.  She is survived by her husband; two sons, Tom, and wife Beth High of Carrboro and Jay, and wife Janie High of Prescott Valley, AZ; three grandchildren, Georgia and Evan High of Carrboro and Jeremiah High of Prescott Valley; two sisters, Peggy Kilby Davis and Ann Kilby Bertram both of Bath; one special niece, Margaret Ann Woolard of Washington; and two nephews, Walt Davis of Greenville and Ian Bertram of Clayton.  Mary Helen loved to cook and share her food with neighbors, friends and the needy. She was a member of Bath Christian Church.  A private burial will be held. In home visitation will be held from 1- 4 p.m. at 484 Kirby Grange Ave, Bath, NC, on February 13, 2010.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington, NC.    (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, February 2, 2010)

Jeffrey Alan Hilberg

Mr. Jeffrey Alan “Jeff” Hilberg, age 64, a resident of 221 E. 7th Street, Washington, NC, died Monday, February 2, 2009 at his home.  A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2009 in the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, NC conducted by Eric Hilberg.  Jeff was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 11, 1944. He was the son of the late Dr. Albert William Hilberg and Rosemary Helen Hilberg. Jeff graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in Montgomery County, Maryland in 1962. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1969, stationed in Berlin. Jeff’s major profession was as a woodworker from heavy construction to residential and marine carpentry and cabinet making. He also worked in the newspaper business, and in fishing and crabbing. Jeff taught carpentry at Beaufort County Community College from 1979 to 1987. He was an avid reader, skilled organizer, enjoyed animals, landscaping, sailing, brewing beer and informal barbeques.  Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Chastain Lalla of Carrboro, NC; his companion of 27 years, Barbara Lounsbury Dunn of Washington, NC, her son, Chris, his wife, Emily and their daughter, Erin of Raleigh, NC; two brothers, Eric Hilberg and his wife, Karen of Las Cruces, NM, David Hilberg and his wife, Donna of Silver Spring, MD; two sisters, Kristin Henderson of Silver Spring, MD, Susan Hilberg of Thurmont, MD; and nieces and nephews, Desirae Vasquez of Baltimore, MD, Thomas Hilberg of Martinsburg, WV, Daniel Henderson of Los Angeles, CA, Sean Henderson and Kimberly Henderson both of Silver Spring, MD.  The family will receive friends after the service at his home for a celebration of his life.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington, NC is serving the Hilberg Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, February 5, 2009)

Doris Wall McRoy Hill

Mrs. Doris Wall McRoy Hill, age 85, a resident of 3856 Gilead Shores Rd., Blounts Creek, passed away Monday, July 14, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Jason Kirkman. Burial will follow at Haw Branch Church of Christ Cemetery. Jessie Dixon, Phillip Dixon, Royce Dixon, Phillip Woolard, Shawn Harding, Don Hill and Carlos Woolard will serve as pallbearers.  Doris was born in Beaufort Co. on December 2, 1922 to the late Jessie Gray Wall and Lossie McLawhorn Wall. She grew up in the Broad Creek Community in Washington and graduated from Bath High School. Her parents moved the family to Blounts Creek after her graduation and except for a short time of working in Baltimore during WWII, and a few years following her marriage in Williamsburg, VA, she lived all of her life in Beaufort County. She always enjoyed sewing and made clothes, handmade quilts and other beautiful presents for family and friends into her 85th year. She was married to Milford (Mack) Guy McRoy, who preceded her in death on April 16, 1968. They had two children, Larry Gene McRoy, who passed away on June 10, 1993 and Vera McRoy Gaskins-Cutler who survives and resides in Washington. She was a member of Haw Branch Church of Christ. In 1970 Doris married Guy Wilson Hill, of the Haw Branch Community in Chocowinity. They shared 16 years together before Guy passed away on June 15, 1987.  Survivors include her daughter Vera Cutler and husband Charlie (Butch) Cutler, grandsons, Benjamin Scott Gaskins, Milford (Mac) McRoy and his wife Tammy Quinn McRoy, their children, Kristen, Larry and Emily, grand- daughters, Wendy McRoy Elks and husband William (Bill) Elks, their children, Ashley and Mason, Rachael McRoy Amison and husband James, Laurie McRoy Chatfield and her son’s step-daughter Melissa Curtis and her husband Jay and their family.  Also surviving are her step-children and their families, Theodore (Ted) Hill and his wife Sylvia, their children, Todd Hill, Susan Hill Weaver and their families. Scarlet Hill Stokes and her husband Jimmy, their children Jamie Stokes and Jody Stokes Harbridge and their families. Arlene Hill Spivey and her three children Phil, Melissa, and Kelly and their families.  Her sister-in-law, Mrs. Edward Earl Wall and many nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jessie Ray Wall, Willie Gray Wall and Edward Earl Wall. Her two sisters, Lillian Josephine Wall Dixon and Margaret Louise Wall Tetterton, and her daughter-in-law, Judith Elaine Beacham McRoy.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Vera Cutler, 4502 River Rd. Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hill family.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Tuesday, July 15, 2008)

Elizabeth T. Hill

Elizabeth T. Hill, 70, June 17. Memorial 11 a.m., Tuesday, Trinity Episcopal Church, Chocowinity. Burial, Private Burial in the Church Prayer Garden. Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – June 18, 2001)

Frank Trent Hill

Mr. Frank Trent Hill, age 83, a resident of 106 Lawson Road, Washington, NC died Thursday August 18, 2011 at The Hospice House in Greenville, NC.  A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday August 22, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Washington, NC officiated by Rev. Danny Allen. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Jason Pair, Bryan Pair, Lee Pair, Frank Trent “Bo” Hill, III, Prescott Hill, Charles Howard and John Marshall Howard, grandsons of Mr. Frank Hill will be pallbearers. Billy Green, Marcian Bouchard, Doug Mercer, Ron Shea, Ben Woolard, Clyde Roberson, Dr. Joe Ward and Richard Westbrook will be honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Hill was born in Guilford County on December 12, 1927, son of the late George W. Hill and Ada Fulk Hill. On December 26, 1950, he married the former Louise Griffin, his wife of 60 years.  Mr. Hill was a graduate of Greensboro High School and attended Kings Business College. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II. Mr. Hill managed the Royal Crown Bottling Company in Greensboro and Greenville, NC for 30 years. When he left this business, he managed and was co-owner of Paul Auto Supply in Washington until his retirement in 1995. Mr. Hill was a member of the Christian Church for over 50 years. He loved his church and choir, involvement with barbershop singing, The Blind Center, playing golf and visiting family and friends.  In addition to his wife, Louise, of the home, he is survived by his four children and their spouses: Frank Trent Hill, Jr. and wife Anna White Hill of Hartsville, SC, J. Scott Hill and wife Lynn Johnson Hill of Wilson, Susan Hill Crawford and husband Carl Crawford, Jr. of Greenville, Betsy Hill Howard and husband, Greg Howard of Washington; 7 grandsons: Jason Pair and wife Susan Pair of Greenville, Bryan Pair and wife Nichole Pair of Washington, Lee Pair of Greenville, Prescott Hill of Wilson, Charles Howard of Upland, CA, John Marshall Howard of Washington and Frank Trent “Bo” Hill, III  of NY; two granddaughters: Scottie Hill and Becky Hill both of NY; three great-grandchildren: Joelie and Harbor Pair of Washington and Cecilia Pair of Greenville; three step-grandsons: Carl Crawford, III, David Crawford and Marc Crawford all of Greenville; one stepgreat-grandson: Parker Crawford of Greenville; one sister: Mary Anne Scherff of Greensboro and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, George W. Hill, Jr.  The family will receive friends 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday August 21, 2011 at the home located at 106 Lawson Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hill family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, August 21, 2011)

Freeman Shaw Hill

Freeman Shaw Hill, of Jacksonville, NC, died Thursday, January 15, 2004, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.  He was born in Washington, NC, on May 25, 1930, the son of the late Freeman Perry Hill and Hattie Hardin Hill and was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Brittain Hill, daughter, Kaye Deanette Lee, and brother, Fonda Ray Hill.  Mr. Hill was a veteran of the US Army during WWII. He was a man of diversified interests ranging from flying and boating to ham radios and television. He was always willing to help others. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.  Surviving are his wife, Shirley Vause Hill; a daughter, Brenda Spooner of Castle Hayne, NC; a son, Freeman Shaw Hill Jr. and wife Susan of El Paso, TX; a stepdaughter, Eve Johnson of Mocksville, NC; two stepsons, Ken Johnson and wife Cheryl of Jacksonville, NC; and Kevin Johnson and wife Dawn of Winston-Salem, NC; eleven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2004, at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel, by Rick Crocker and Rev. Terry Hinson. Internment will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2004, at Greenlawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until time of service Sunday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel, 1617 Market Street, Wilmington, NC.  (Star-News (Wilmington, NC) – January 17, 2004; pg. B4)

Gloria N. Brown Hill

CORDOVA - Services for Gloria N. Brown Hill, 66, widow of James Hill Sr., will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Glover's Funeral Home Chapel, Orangeburg. Visitation is at 225 Leg Lane. Born in Washington, N.C., a daughter of the late Thomas and Lillie Gordon Brown, she died July 24, 2003. She was a home health aide. Surviving are children, Jewell Glover, Gloria, Tamara Hill, Alfred, Bruce, Pierrie Brown, James Hill; 8 grands; 2 great-grands; brother, James Wilson; others.  (The State (Columbia, SC) – July 30, 2003; pg. B4)

James Stephenson Hill

Mr. James Stephenson Hill, Jr., a resident of 42 Cypress Shores Drive, Washington, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery with the Reverend Kevin Johnson officiating. The following will serve as honorary pallbearers: Dr. Fred Howdy, George A. Roberson, George Gardner, Dr. Zeno Edwards, Dr. Raeford T. Pugh, Dr. John Tayloe, Ward Marslender, Howard Smith, Harold Robinson, Jim Edwards, Tony Capehart, III and Lee Cooper, Jr.  Mr. Hill was born in Washington on January 28, 1930 son of the late James S. Hill and Inda Paul Hill. He attended Washington City Schools and Randolph Macon Military Academy. On June 22, 1951, he married the former Nancy Roberson, who survives. He was a member of the North Carolina National Guard serving in Korea from 1951-1952. Mr. Hill was in the highway construction and ready mix concrete business until his retirement. He was a volunteer fireman, a member of the Tranter’s Creek Herring Club, a member of the Board of Directors of Seaboard Savings and Loan, now Cooperative Bank. Mr. Hill was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where he had served on the Vestry. He was an avid sportsman who loved quail hunting, fishing and golf.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Hill is survived by two daughters: Inda Hill and Susan Hill Watts and her husband Norbert, and two grandchildren: James Stephenson Tkach and Inda Tkach Moore.  The family will receive friends Friday afternoon and evening at the home located at 42 Cypress Shores Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hill family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – May 30, 2008)

Julius Rayvon Hill

Mr. Julius Rayvon “Ray” Hill, 74, of Macon, GA died May 30, 2014.  Mr. Hill was born June 29, 1939, in Chocowinity, NC, son of the late Clyde Hill and Dora Edwards Hill Walker.  A veteran of service in the U.S. Army, he had lived in Macon since 1982, retired as a manager from Electrolux Corp. after 35 years of service, and was a member of Mabel White Baptist Church in Macon. He was a wonderful husband, daddy, granddaddy, son and brother.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Hill, Macon;  daughters, Lisa Hill, Tampa, FL, Patty Love, Macon; sons, Gregory and Debbie Hill, Huntsville, AL, Billy Bowles, Cliff and Suzanne Bowles, Woodbury, GA;  sister, Judy and Billy Adams, Raleigh, NC;  brothers, Bruce and Barbara Hill, Raleigh, Don and Pam Hill, Chocowinity, NC;  nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were June 2, at Mabel White Baptist Church in Macon, with interment in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville, GA with military honors.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, June 3, 2014)

Louise Griffin Hill

Mrs. Louise Griffin Hill, age 84, a resident of 106 Lawson Rd., Washington, NC died Tuesday September 17, 2013 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.  A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 AM Friday September 20, 2013 at First Christian Church in Washington officiated by Dr. Michael Price. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery of Washington. Mrs. Hill’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday September 19, 2013 at the home.  Mrs. Hill was born in Martin County on December 26, 1928 daughter of the late William Orlando Griffin, Sr. and the late Fannie Elizabeth Hardison Griffin. Following high school she attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics. She later attended East Carolina University where she received a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Education. On December 26, 1950 she married Frank Trent Hill who was her soul mate for sixty one years before his death on August 18, 2011. Mrs. Hill was also a homemaker and loved to work in her yard. She taught guidance at G.R. Whitfield School in Grimesland and also English at Pitt Community College. Following her career in education she was co-owner, along with her husband, and office manager for Paul Auto Supply for twenty years. Mrs. Hill attended First Christian Church in Greenville and Washington and was a lifelong member of the choir and the women’s fellowship.  Mrs. Hill is survived by her three children and their spouses: J. Scott Hill and wife Lynn Johnson Hill of Wilson, Susan Hill Crawford and husband Carl Crawford, Jr. of Greenville, Betsy Hill Hargett and husband Greg Hargett of Washington; a daughter in law: Anna White Hill of Hartsville, SC; seven grandsons: Jason Pair and wife Susan Pair of Bath, Bryan Pair and wife Nichole Pair of Washington, Lee Pair of Wilmington, Prescott Hill of Wilson, Charles Howard of Los Angeles, CA, John Marshall Howard of Washington and Frank Trent “Bo” Hill, III of Hartsville, S.C; two granddaughters: Scottie Hill-Brito and husband Alex and Becky Hill all of Hartsville, SC; five great grandchildren: Joelie and Harbor Pair of Washington, Cecilia Pair of Bath, Anna Rebecca and Trent Hill-Brito of Hartsville, SC; three step grandsons: Marc, David and Carl Crawford, III; one step great grandson: Parker Crawford of Greenville; two sisters-in-law: Mary Anne Scherff and Peggy Griffin and many loving nieces and nephews.. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her first born son: Frank Trent Hill, Jr.; her brother: William Orlando Griffin, Jr. and two sisters: Evelyn Griffin Garner and Elizabeth Griffin Green.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hill family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Martha Elizabeth Warren Hill

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Warren Hill, 76, of 603 N.C. Highway 171 N., Washington, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, Washington, with the Rev. Robert Kelley Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Hill was born in Beaufort County on April 14, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Moses and Josephine Warren. She graduated from P.S. Jones High School, Washington. She was married to Herbert Hill, who preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1993. She worked as a machine operator at National Spinning Co., Washington, prior to her retirement. She was a member of Cherry Run A.M.E. Zion Church, Washington, where she served as a deaconess, was the retired president of the usher board and head of the kitchen committee and Mother board.  Survivors include two daughters, Delphine H. Chapman and Sue Ella Hill, both of Washington; five sons, Horace Hill of Baltimore, Roy Lee Hill of Bellcamp, Md., Jimmy Lee Hill and Clinton Ray Hill, both of the home, and Matthew W. Hill of Washington; four sisters, Mary Spencer, Josephine Williams and Mildred Warren, all of Washington, and Blanche Biggs of Newport News, Va.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Delphine Chapman, 242 Melissa Court, Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, October 13, 2006)

Mary Louise Brown Hill

Mrs. Mary Louise Brown Hill, age 88, a resident of 2318 Haw Branch Road, Chocowinity died Friday morning June 10, 2011 at River Trace Nursing Home.  A funeral service will be held 4:00 pm Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Haw Branch Church of Christ and will be officiated by Jason Kirkman. Burial will follow in Haw Branch Church of Christ Cemetery. Ron Haselden, Jeff Hardy, Bryan Hill, Daman Tyndall, Zack Squires and Luke Meyers her grandsons, will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Hill was born in Eastman, GA on August 30, 1922 daughter of the late Charles Russell Brown and Willie Etta Sapp Brown. On August 1, 1942 she married Edmund Dumay Hill who preceded her in death on March 13, 1995. She was a member of Haw Branch Church of Christ and the Washington Senior Citizens Group. As a nurse, Mary, was a care giver to many patients, family, neighbors and friends. Once retired after 30 years at Beaufort County Hospital she continued to care for all. Upon retirement Mary participated in the Senior Games and won numerous medals competing in sports as well as the arts. She was a talented artist with one of her paintings was displayed in the NC Insurance Commissioner’s office. She also blessed many family members and friends with her paintings and other art works. She was a role model to all who knew her and will be truly missed by all.  She is survived by her son: Roger Hill and wife Liz of Chocowinity; her daughter: Norma Tyndall and husband Carl of Deep Run, NC; six grandchildren: Kim Haselden and husband Ron, Paige Hardy and husband Jeff, Daman Tyndall and wife April, Amanda Tyndall, Bryan Hill, Kelly Allen and husband Russ and eight great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law: Ginger and Kent Lucas and two brothers: Lawrence Brown and Russell Brown.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Haw Branch Church of Christ and other times at the home of her son, Roger Hill located at 2318 Haw Branch Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to be serving the Hill Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Neva Hope Hill

Ms. Neva Hope “Polly” Hill, age 71, a resident of Winterville, passed away Friday, September 30, 2011 in Greenville, NC.   Ms. Hill was born in Beaufort County on December 5, 1939 to the late William and Vera Flemming Hill. She was raised in Pactolus, NC and was a 1959 graduate of Stokes-Pactolus High School. Polly was a newspaper carrier for twenty seven years for the Washington Daily News and later worked at the Beaufort County Hospital where she retired in 2000. Ms. Hill was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Survivors include two daughters; Eva Hill Carman and husband John of Winterville and Natalie Hill of Winston Salem and two grandchildren; Jack and Allie Carman and family friend Gary Boyd, Jr. of Chocowinity. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer and son, John Eric.   Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Monday, October 3, 2011 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenville and will be conducted by Bishop Rick Finlayson. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery in Chocowinity. Daniel Tiek, John Starnes, Kenneth Cogdell, Nathan Holliday and William “Buzz” Cayton will serve as pallbearers. Pete Peters, John Shaver, Christian Robinson and Jack Carman will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Hill family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Olivia Adams Hill

Olivia “Mae” Adams Hill, age 90, a resident of 3179 Highway 17 South, Chocowinity, where she lived with her daughter, Vickie Adams and granddaughter, Olivia Slade, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery with Pastor Jim Rawls officiating.  Mrs. Hill was born in Martin County on May 25, 1919 to James Henry Hodges and Olivia Mayo Hodges. She married Lonnie Wesley Adams who preceded her in death on December 21, 1963. She later married Edmund Harvey Hill who preceded her in death on July 3, 1999. Mae worked in the cafeteria at Chocowinity High School for 26 years. She was a member of West End Baptist Church in Washington and attended Haw Branch Church of Christ in Chocowinity until her health failed.  She is survived by her daughter, Frances Bennett and husband Gene and Margaret Bennett and husband Ronald, both of Williamston, Jean Morris and husband Jimmie of Greenville and Rhonda Adams of Chocowinity, her sons, Lonnie Earl Adams and wife Laura and Bobby M. Adams and wife Diane, both of Chocowinity, and Billy Adams and wife Tiny of Ayden, her grandchildren, Elizabeth A. Ange, Debora A. Davenport, Pam B. Longnecker, Greg Bennett, Patrice Ambrose, Kent Bennett, Steve Adams, Johnny Martin, Gary W. Martin, Jimmie Morris, Jeremy Morris, Elizabeth Slade Hoagland, Nicole Johnson, Billy R. Adams, Jr., Amanda Gurkins, and Lori-Catherine Ball, 28 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and a special grandchild, Megan Smith.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Lillian Ayers.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Russell Hill

Russell Hill, 59, died March 25, 1996.  He was a native of Chocowinity, N.C., and the son of the late Maebell Edwards Cooper.  He is survived by one sister, Jean Smith, and her husband, Don of Bergenfield, N.J.; brother, William H. Cooper Jr., and his wife, Regina of Madison, Ala.; and four nephews.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Wayne Blythe. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 28, 1996; pg. B4)

Ruth Turnage Hill

Mrs. Ruth Turnage Hill, 83, a resident of 206 Maple Lane, Rosedale community, Washington, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at Trinity Cemetery, Chocowinity, with the Rev. Sonny Browne officiating.  Mrs. Hill was born in Beaufort County on June 25, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Blaney Turnage and Sallie Miller Turnage. Mrs. Hill was a retired housekeeping supervisor, having worked at Beaufort County Hospital. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Mrs. Hill was married to Elbert Hill, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include four daughters, Ann Miller Hill of the home, Jean Hill Smoke of Washington, Nan Gildner of Pine Knoll Shores and Vickie Conway of Wake Forest; one son, Blaney Hill of Hampton, Va.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hill family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, February 27, 2007)

Walter Woodrow Hill

Mr. Walter Woodrow Hill, age 92, a resident of 30 Shady Banks Beach Road, Washington, N.C. died Monday, May 29, 2006 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home of Washington.  A graveside funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2006 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by the Rev. Jesse Crisp. William Upton, Ray Griffin, Russell Warren, R.D. McCoy, Stewart Woolard and Ray Warren will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Hill was born in Beaufort County on May 3, 1914, son of the late Lazarus Bryan Hill and the late Matilda Cutler Hill. He married the former Faye Toler on July 2, 1949, who preceded him in death on August 3, 2003. He was owner and operator of Walter Hill Moving & Storage and later was co-owner and operator of the Y Grocery on River Road along with his wife Faye. He was a former member of Tau Tribe No. 18 Improved Order of Red Men and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Hill is survived by a daughter: Aleta H. Neel and her husband Bob of Greenville; a stepson: Royce P. Barrow and his wife Ann of Dunn; a brother: Lester C. Hill of Blounts Creek; a sister: Vina H. Warren of Blounts Creek and three grandchildren: Michael Blake Neel of Greenville, Allison Barrow Bayes and her husband Andrew of Swedesboro, N.J. and Trent R. Barrow of Raleigh. Mr. Hill was preceded in death by two sisters: Edna H. Edwards and Rosa H. Taylor and three brothers: Wilbur B. Hill, Charlie M. Hill and Truman A. Hill.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hill family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 31, 2006)

William Hill, Jr.

Mr. William Hill, Jr., 57, a resident of 547 S. Seventh St., Aurora, died Friday, March 31, 2006, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements will be announced by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, April 1, 2006)

Avery Von Hilton, Jr.

Mr. Avery Von Hilton, Jr., 64, of 249 Moore Lane, Chocowinity, died Wednesday, August 08, 2007 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 11, 2007 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Pastor James Spencer officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 11, 2007 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home.  Mr. Avery was born January 9, 1943 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of the late Avery Von Hilton, Sr. and Lou Ellen Hales Hilton.  On October 30, 1968, he married the former Brenda Barber. Mr. Hilton was a retired worker from Elks Septic Tank Co.  He was a member of Chocowinity Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife Brenda Barber Hilton; one daughter, Melissa Hilton Adams, and her husband, Timothy of Chocowinity; one brother, Ed Hilton and his wife, Edna of Chocowinity; and two grandchildren, Courtney Hodges and Bailey Adams.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Hilton.  (News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) - Friday, August 10, 2007)

Brenda Barber Hilton

Ms. Brenda Barber Hilton, age 63, a resident of Chocowinity died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  A celebration of her life will be 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 10, 2012 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Ben Bunch officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Bea Barber, David Barber, Mark Barber, Rex Barber, Thurman Jackson and Matthew Styons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Friday, March 9, 2012 at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC.  Ms. Hilton was born on February 5, 1949 in Martin County daughter of the late Elbert and Idell Barber. After graduation from high school she attended Beaufort County Community College and earned her degree as a LPN. Brenda was a dedicated nurse for 44 years. Her everlasting kindness and commitment to her patients spanned across Washington, Beaufort and Martin Counties. Her last 25 years of service were at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home. She was married to Avery Von Hilton, Jr. who preceded her in death in 2007. She attended Lighthouse Assembly of God and was a member of the National Board of Nursing.  Brenda is survived by her daughter, Melissa Hilton Adams and husband Timothy Adams of Chocowinity, her brother, Earl Barber and wife Sybil of Washington, her sister, Lela Styons of Jamesville, her grandchildren, Courtney Hodges of Washington and Bailey Adams of Chocowinity and her fiancé Donnie H. Bell, Jr. of Chocowinity.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Colon and Joe Barber.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Ed Wilson Hilton

Mr. Ed Wilson Hilton, 63, of 4338 Gray Road, Chocowinity, died Monday, May 12, 2008, at home.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with Derik Davis and William Bell officiating.  Mr. Hilton was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 1, 1944. He was the son of the late Avery Von Hilton Sr. and Lou Ellen Hales Hilton. He attended Chocowinity High School and served in the Army during the Vietnam War. On Dec. 24, 1964, he married the former Edna C. Wetherington, who survives. He worked as an A operator at PCS Phosphate Co. in Aurora for 30 years until his health forced his retirement in 1998. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Chocowinity.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Lester Hilton and Avery Von Hilton Jr.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – May 14, 2008)

Joseph Lester Hilton, Jr.

Mr. Joseph Lester “Joey” Hilton Jr., 43, of 229 Shad Bend Drive, Washington, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with Elbert Lilley officiating.  Mr. Hilton was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 14, 1964. He was the son of Dorothy W. Buck and the late Joseph Lester Hilton Sr. He was a 1982 graduate of the former Chocowinity High School. He had worked as a painter.  Survivors include one sister, Tracy Buck of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 229 Shad Bend Drive, Washington.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, February 23, 2007)

Eleanor Wall Hines

Mrs. Eleanor “Kay” Wall Hines, age 70, a former resident of 808 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, NC died Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the home of her son surrounded by her family.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery.   Mrs. Hines was born in Craven County on May 17, 1941 daughter of the late Daniel Webster Wall and the late Terry Franks Wall. She attended Farm Life High School. Mrs. Hines married Charles Hines who preceded her in death. She was a nurse’s aide at Elks Rest Home and was a member of Chocowinity Church of God.  Mrs. Hines is survived by her daughters, Nancy Berry and her husband Herman of Washington and Carol Seamon and her husband MSgt Darin Seamon of Washington; her son, Billy M. Avery, Jr. and his wife Becky of Chocowinity; five grandchildren, Kristin Huber and her husband Kelvin, Sloan Avery, Tori Avery, Chelsey Seamon and Gunnar Seamon; two great grandchildren, Chris Huber and Ashley Huber; and her beloved pet, Cricket. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude Wall and a brother, Rodney Wall.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of her son, 490 Bay Lake Drive in Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the Hines family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

James Clinton Hines

Mr. James Clinton “J.C.” Hines, age 21, a resident of 2505 Bells Fork Road, Greenville, died Friday, August 17, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, conducted by Pastor Bryant Hines.  J.C. was born in Pitt County on February 26, 1991. He was the son of James “Brad” Hines and Tammy Barrow Alligood. J.C. loved the outdoors. He enjoyed helping others. J.C. was a good “Dad” to his little girl and loved spending time with his family.  J.C. is survived by his mother, Tammy Barrow Alligood and husband, Rodney of Washington; his father, James “Brad” Hines and wife, Lori Greenville; his maternal grandparents, Douglas and Janice Barrow of Grimesland; his paternal grandmother, Lorraine Hines of Greenville; fiancée, Sara Joyner of Greenville; daughter, Caroline Renee of Greenville; uncles, Doug “D.J.” Barrow of Grimesland, Bryant Hines and wife, Karen of Bear Grass; aunts, Donna George of Greenville, Darlene Edens and husband, Randy of Greenville; step grandparents, Kenny Ray and Myra Alligood of Washington and step brother, Tyler Alligood of Washington.  J.C. was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Connie B. Hines, Sr. and uncles, Charles W. Barrow and Bob George.  The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, Tammy B. Alligood, 859 Betsy Elbow Road, Washington and his father James “Brad” Hines, 2217 Black Jack Grimesland Road, Greenville.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Hines family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Kenneth Lee Hines

Mr. Kenneth “Kenny” Lee Hines, 56, of 510 Cedar Acre, Chocowinity, died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Hebron Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Washington, with Elder Benny Mackey officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Hines was born March 8, 1952, in Pitt County. He was the son of Annie Brown Hines and the late Walter Lee Hines. He was a 1971 graduate of Chocowinity High School in Chocowinity.  Survivors include his mother of Chocowinity; four sisters, Linda Hines Mackey, Patricia Hines and Theresa Hines, all of Chocowinity and Mildred Council of Greenville; three brothers, Walter Earl Hines of Robersonville, Felton Ray Hines of Grimesland and Melvin James Hines of Chocowinity.  He was preceded in death by one sister.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Randolph Funeral Home Chapel, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home, 510 Cedar Acre, Chocowinity.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – April 18, 2008)

 Amy Lee Hinnant

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Amy Lee Hinnant went home to be with her Lord on January 1, 2009. She was born in Washington, NC on May 6, 1929 to the late Pete and Amy Lee Diamond. The final of three siblings, Amy Lee was married to Charles Curtis Hinnant, Sr. for 42 years before his passing in 1994. She leaves behind her daughter, Gayle B. Morris (Robin) of Jacksonville, FL and her son, Charles C. Hinnant, Jr. (Pam) of Albany, GA. Amy Lee was the “Grandmommy” of Brooke Bland (Chris) of London, England, Neal Hinnant and Ashley Hinnant of Albany, GA. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Monday, January 5, 2009 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL. Funeral services in celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Edgewood Avenue Christian Church, 1041 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville, FL. Mrs. Hinnant will be laid to rest, beside her husband, following the service at Jacksonville Memory Gardens. Amy has been a faithful member of Edgewood Avenue Christian Church since 1959. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church in her memory.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, January 4, 2009)

 Ray England Hinsley

Mr. Ray England Hinsley, age 78, a resident of 141 Chesterfield Drive, Washington, died Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at First Church of Christ, Washington, conducted by Ray West and Steve Hill. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: J.C. Burnette, Keith Wallace, Ronnie Harris, Keenan Woolard, Johnny Woolard, and Tommy Chandler.  Mr. Hinsley was born in Salado, Texas on August 4, 1931. He was the son of the late Dean Corbin Hinsley and Laura England Hinsley. Mr. Hinsley worked in management at Zales Jewelry for 20 years. He served in the National Guard and was a member of First Church of Christ.  On August 23, 1958, Mr. Hinsley married the former Betty Jane Cobb, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Barbara Lee and husband, Brad of Aurora; two sons, Michael Hinsley and wife Connie of Charlotte, Larry Hinsley and wife, Louise of Washington; a brother, J.D. Hinsley of Salado, Texas; and four grandchildren, twin granddaughters, Madison and Christina Hinsley, John Hinsley and Marshall Lee.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Hinsley was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Clark.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Hinsley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

John M. Hird

Mr. John M. “Jack” Hird, age 75, a resident of 306 Alderson Rd. Washington, died Saturday, November 29, 2008 at his home.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, December 1, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church and will be conducted by Rev. Danny Allen and Rev. Susan Harrison. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Hird was born in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada on December 18, 1932 to the late James C. and Averil Minerva Meek Hird. On November 19, 1960, he married Karen Estelle Ryty, who survives. He graduated from high school in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. He then went on to Michigan Tech where he received his degree in Geological Engineering. He was a Geological Engineer with PCS, formerly known as Texasgulf, from 1965 until his retirement in 1993. Jack became a US citizen in 1973. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Academy of Geological Engineering and Sciences, past president of the Golden Kiwanis, chairman of the Beaufort Co. Planning Board, past president of the East Carolina Engineers Club, and president of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in 1995.  Survivors include: his wife Karen Ryty Hird of the home; one son, John Steven Hird of Rock Port, Texas; two daughters, Suzanne Marie Hall and husband Scott of Washington, Julie Christine Cox and husband Tom of Greenville; one brother, Keith Hird of Kincardine, Ontario, Canada and five grandchildren: Cameron Hall, Chase Hall, Lena Rose Cox, Thomas Cox and Jack Cox. He was preceded in death by sisters Wanda and Ruth Hird.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday, November 30, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hird family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, November 30, 2008)

Barbara Ann Woolard Hodge

Mrs. Barbara Ann Woolard Hodge died on May 14, 2010 in Wilmington, DE.  Barbara Ann was born in Washington, NC on November 11, 1932, daughter of the late Edgar Smith Woolard and the late Mamie Boone Woolard. She was a member of the Washington High School Band and Ladies Championship Basketball Team where she graduated with honors. She graduated from W.C. U.N.C-Greensboro, NC and taught math in Raleigh, NC and Washington, NC. Later she attended Penn State in State College, PA where she got her master's. That's where she met and married Hugh A. Hodge. They both taught and retired in Pennsylvania where they operated a farm, employing many students that they enjoyed at the time as well as later. Barbara Ann was baptized, confirmed and married in St. Peter's Episcopal Church. She was loved by everyone that knew her.  Survivors include her husband: Hugh; a brother: Edgar Smith Woolard, Jr., his wife Peggy and their family. Barbara Ann was preceded in death by a sister: Mamie Sue, in infancy. She was blessed to have the love and care of her companion Kimberly Foskey of Wilmington, DE.  Due to her husband's health, the memorial service will be in Pennsylvania at a later date.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, May 20, 2010)

Bert Nicholson Hodges, Sr.

Mr. Bert Nicholson Hodges, Sr., age 80, a resident of 429 East 12th Street, Washington, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at his home.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, June 15, 2012 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Derik Davis. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Mel Keech, Van Respess, Kenny Johnson, Eric Cahoon, Mack Hodges, Jr., and Roland Woolard.  Mr. Hodges was born in Pitt County on March 21, 1932. He was the son of the late Mack C. Hodges and Nettie Mobley Hodges. Mr. Hodges was a retired mechanic/technician with Generator and Starter Repairs in Washington. He retired after 46 years of service. Mr. Hodges was a former member of the Washington Fire Department and Rescue Squad.  On July 16, 1955, Mr. Hodges married the former Nina Cutler Boyd, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his children, Gay Keech and her husband, Mel of Belhaven, Susan Cahoon and Van Respess of Greenville, Bert Nicholson Hodges, Jr. of Raleigh; three sisters, Jane Buck of Grimesland, Ann Hemby and Barbara Wingate both of Ayden; one brother, Mack Hodges, Sr. of Washington; and three grandchildren, Kenny Johnson, Samantha Keech, and Eric Cahoon.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Hodges was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Summerlin and two brothers, Adrian Earl Hodges and Carry Lee Hodges.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hodges family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Bobby Ray Hodges, Sr.

Mr. Bobby Ray Hodges, Sr., age 69, a resident of Slatestone Rd., Washington, NC, died Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Philip Jethro. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, NC. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy. 264 E., Washington, NC and at other times at the home.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Catherine Singleton Hodges

Catherine Singleton Hodges, age 76, a resident of 653 Griffin-Hodges Road, Washington, died Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at Britthaven of Washington.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Friday, January 12, 2007 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.   The following will serve as pallbearers: Billy Moore, Joseph Lilley, Greg Singleton, Redden Woolard, James Earl Woolard, Billy Ray Woolard, Churchill Hodges and Jimmy Hodges.   Mrs. Hodges was born in Beaufort County on January 10, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Sam Harvey “Jake” Singleton and Burlie Woolard Singleton. Mrs. Hodges was a homemaker. She was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ.   On January 10, 1955, she married Benjamin Leslie Hodges, who preceded her in death, July 31, 1996.  Survivors include her three sons, Bobby Hodges and his wife, Betsy, Les Hodges, F. Mac Hodges and his wife, Meta all of Washington; two sisters, Libby Moore of Washington and Laura Lilley and her husband, Sonny of Farm Life community near Williamston; and her canine companion, Lucky.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Hodges was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Harvey Singleton, Jr.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Thursday, January 11, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her son, Mac Hodges, 627 Griffin-Hodges Road, Washington.  The family of Mrs. Hodges would like to thank the Staff of Britthaven, especially the 100 Hall, for their love and concern shown “our mama”.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hodges family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary - Saturday, January 13, 2007)

Doris Marie Lewis Hodges

Mrs. Doris Marie Lewis Hodges, age 79, a resident of 6813 Brooks Ally, Grifton, NC died Tuesday June 9, 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday June 12, 2009 at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Ray Pearce and Rev. Wesley Taylor.  Burial will follow in the White Hill Cemetery.  James D. Lewis, Jimmy Lewis, Ed Evans, Brandon Dail, Johnny Blaylock and Johnny Lewis will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Hodges was born in Beaufort County on December 10, 1929 daughter of the late Bruce Donald Lewis, Sr. and the late Eva Dora Buck Lewis.  She was a graduate of Chocowinity High School and married Hilton K. Hodges on May 24, 1947 who preceded her in death on February 13, 2009.  She was a member of White Hill Free Will Baptist Church, a homemaker and used her talents as an artist to create paintings and her skills as a seamstress to craft beautiful quilts.  Survivors include two daughters: Linda H. Rowe and her husband Hugh of Grifton and Jo H. Taylor and her husband Glenn of the Small Community of Aurora; five grandchildren: Chris Rowe and his wife Heather, Jodi Dail and her husband Brandon, Jessica Taylor, Hannah Blough and her husband Robert and Katie Blaylock and her husband Johnny; five great grandchildren: Brooke Rowe, Jordan Dail, Logan Dail, Dakota Blaylock and Cassidy Blough; a special friend who Mrs. Hodges considered as her daughter: Lola Evans and her husband Ed of Aurora; their son Marvin and grandson Ethan.  Mrs. Hodges was preceded in death by four brothers: Billy Lewis, Alton Lewis, Bruce “Buster” Lewis, Jr. and Edmond Lewis and a sister: Joyce Barber.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Thursday June 11, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of her daughter, Linda Rowe, located at 6813 Brooks Ally, Grifton, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hodges family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, June 11, 2009)

Dorothy Paul Hodges

Mrs. Dorothy Paul Hodges, age 85, a resident of 212 Waterford Place, Washington, NC and a former resident of Chocowinity died Saturday March 29, 2008 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside funeral will be held 3:00 PM Monday March 31, 2008 at Warren Memorial Cemetery of Blounts Creek officiated by Rev. George Jones.   Mrs. Hodges was born in Beaufort County on May 22, 1922 daughter of the late Bertie Paul and the late Carrie Bullock Paul. She married Louis Guy Hodges on September 11, 1939 who preceded her in death on May 7, 1995. Mrs. Hodges was a homemaker and a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include three daughters: Joan Hodges Evans of Williamston, Jayne Hodges Jones of Chocowinity and Velvet Hodges Blizzard of Washington; a son: Bert G. Hodges of Vanceboro; a sister Sybil Harris of Washington; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Mrs. Hodges was preceded in death by a son: Paul Wayne Hodges.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday March 30, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at Mrs. Hodges’ home, 212 Waterford Place, Washington, NC.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hodges family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, March 30, 2008)

Elizabeth Midyette Hodges

Mrs. Elizabeth Midyette "Beth" Hodges, a Washington resident, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2007 at her home. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington with the Reverend Canon Phillip Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers are William M. Tankard, John A. Tankard, Jr., James F. Buckman, III, Dr. Richard M. Young, James L. Wilkerson, Howard L. Wilkerson, George F. Wilkerson, and Don M. Wilkerson, Jr. A native of Beaufort County, Beth was the daughter of the late William Byron and Lalla Latham Midyette. She completed both high school and junior college at Fairfax Hall in Waynesboro, Virginia. In 1952, she was married to the late Edward Murray Hodges and they made their home in Washington. Beth was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where she served in various capacities including the youth program, Altar Guild, and the Episcopal Church Women. In addition to her husband, Beth was preceded in death by her brother, William B. Midyette, Jr., and her sister, Dorothy Midyette Tankard. She is survived by: Son, Edward Murray Hodges, Jr. and wife, Pam; Daughters, Lalla H. Sidbury and husband, Forest, and Elizabeth H. "Doogie" Mason and husband, Keith, all of Washington; Grandchildren, Keith B. Mason, Jr., Edward M. "Ted" Hodges, III, and Adam A. Mason, all of Washington, and Allison P. Sidbury of Wilmington.; Special caregivers, Clarine Robertson of Washington, Evelyn Blount of Pantego and Sandra Reddick of Washington. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at her home. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Tuesday, May 22, 2007)

Elsie Hodges

Elsie Hodges, a resident of 114 Parkview Drive, Washington, died Thursday, January 5, 2012, at her home. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Temple of Jesus Christ, Washington. Visitation will be held today from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. today at L.R. Randolph Memorial Chapel. Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Friday, January 13, 2012)

George H. Hodges, Jr.

Mr. George H. Hodges, Jr., 84, went home to be with the Lord and his beloved late wife Pauline White, on Jan. 9, 2011. Born on March 26, 1926, in Beaufort County, N.C., he was the son of the late George H. and Lucy Hardison Hodges. George was predeceased by his brothers, Paul, and Durwood Hodges, and his sister Gladys Pauline as well as his eldest son, George H. Hodges, III.  As a young man, George served in both the Navy and Army. He married Pauline Sept. 21, 1946. They were married for 54 years and had three sons. Survivors include, Jimmie C. Hodges and his wife Lynn, Michael H. Hodges and his wife Cathy. He had four grandsons, Michael, Phillip, Travis, and Stephen as well as three great-grandchildren, Ava, Nathan, and McKenzie. He is also survived by his three sisters, Elsie Hickman, Gladys Roberson and Doris Byrd as well as two brothers, James and Milton Hodges.  After retiring with many years of service at Giant Open Air and Farm Fresh, George became very active at Immanuel Baptist Church in Chesapeake. There he served as a Deacon and AWANA leader. After moving to Corapeake, he attended Abundant Hope Baptist Church. He was an avid reader and loyal Redskins fan.  A funeral service will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church today at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dave Libengood officiating. George will be laid to rest with his wife and son at a later time.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Thursday, January 13, 2011)

Hannah Williams Hodges

Hannah Williams Hodges, 94, of Burlington, formerly of Florence, died Saturday at Zurbrugg Memorial Hospitals/Rancocas Valley Division in Willingboro.  Born in Washington, N.C., Mrs. Hodges moved to Florence in 1925 and then to Burlington four years later. She was the wife of the late William Hodges Sr.  Survivors: a daughter, Mary "Sis" Chancey of Burlington; a granddaughter, Angela Turner of the Bronx, N.Y., and a great-grandson, Joshua Turner of the Bronx, N.Y.  Services: viewing, 11 a.m. today, Chapel at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Route 130 South, Burlington; funeral, 1 p.m. today at the chapel; burial, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Burlington.  (The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) – May 12, 1988; pg. B7)

Henry Latham Hodges, Jr.

Henry Latham Hodges, Jr. (Rusty) was born on December 21, 1941 in Washington, North Carolina.  He graduated from Washington High School in 1959.  He spent one year of prep school at Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee.  After graduation from Castle Heights, Rusty was awarded a four-year football scholarship to the University of North Carolina.  He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and a loyal Tar Heel for the remainder of his life.  Following graduation from UNC, Rusty attended US Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island and went on to serve in Vietnam from 1967-1968.  He was awarded the Navy Commendation medal.  Upon returning from Vietnam, Rusty married Ann Fontaine Greene in August 1968 and they settled in Columbia, South Carolina where he was an instructor in the Naval ROTC program at the University of South Carolina.  In 1969, Rusty accepted a position with Coty, Inc., which brought him to Sanford, NC in 1976.  Rusty continued with Coty, Inc. until his retirement in 1998.  Rusty was an active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. He also was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Sanford where he served as local President as well as state Lt. Governor.  He was very active in coaching youth sports, organizing Fourth of July events at Westlake Pool, and playing Santa Claus to countless children in the community.  Henry L. Hodges is survived by his wife Ann, his son Henry L. Hodges, III (Hank) and wife Ashley of Charlotte and his daughter Katherine Hodges Harris (Katie) and husband Buck of Sanford.  He also leaves four grandchildren, Jackson Blount Hodges, Wyatt Pressley Hodges, Katherine Eileen Hodges (Kylie), Katherine Harding Harris (Kack), and one sister, Katherine Hodges Hall of Washington, NC. Mr. Hodges was preceded in death by his parents, Henry L. Hodges Sr. and Katherine Harding Hodges (Kack). The family is especially appreciative of the loving care Rusty received from Priscilla A. Goldston.  Committal of ashes will take place Tuesday, June 3rd at 9:30 am at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church cemetery.  The funeral service will follow at 10:30 am at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  The family will receive friends after the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church or the Kiwanis Club of Sanford.  Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Monday, June 2, 2014)

Hilton Kiola Hodges

Hilton Kiola Hodges, 82, of Grifton, and a former resident of Aurora, died Friday Feb. 13, 2009 at UHS Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.  Hodges was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 23, 1926, son of the late Snodie Hodges and the late Minnie Bell Rowe Hodges. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a retired foreman with PCS Phosphate Company in Aurora. Mr. Hodges married the former Doris Marie Lewis, who survives, on May 24, 1947.  Also surviving are two daughters, Linda H. Rowe of Grifton and Jo H. Taylor of the Small community; a sister, Lillie Bell Ross of Grantsboro; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Hodges was preceded in death, along with his parents, by two brothers, Swindell Hodges and Murray Hodges.  A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church in the Small community of Aurora, with the Rev. Ray Pearce and the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the White Hill Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home of Wash-ington and at other times at the home of Mr. Hodges' daughter, Jo Taylor, located at 1208 Wall's Mill Road in Aurora.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hodges family.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, February 17, 2009)

James Byron Hodges

Mr. James Byron “Jimmy” Hodges, age 58, a resident of 735 Latham Street, Belhaven, passed Wednesday May 23, 2007 at his home.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, May 25, 2007 at the First Christian Church in Belhaven, conducted by Rev. Michael Isbell and Rev. Raleigh Castelloe. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Terry Sparrow, Doug Clark, Doug Barnes, Georgie Baker, Jimmy Coltrain, Johnny Pinner, Jake Hodges and Doug Bright. The following will serve as honorary pallbearers: Laura Ann Baker, Olivia Baker, Leann Dixon, Carol Clark, Deb Sparrow and Myra Pinner.  Mr. Hodges was born in Washington, NC on November 4, 1948. He was the son of James Willis Hodges and Sibyl Askew Hodges, both of whom survive. Mr. Hodges was a 1967 graduate of John A Wilkinson High School and graduated from the College of the Albemarle and attended Atlantic Christian College. He was an Administrative Officer II at the Hyde Correctional Institute in Fairfield.  Mr. Hodges was very active in this community. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Belhaven and the Belhaven-Pantego Rotary Club for 30 years where he had served as President and was currently the Secretary-Treasurer. Mr. Hodges served on the Belhaven Town Board 23½ years. He served on the Pungo District Hospital Junior Hospital Board for four years. Mr. Hodges was President of the Belhaven Elementary School PTO for five years. He was a member of the Northside High School Athletic Boosters, serving as President for one year. Currently Mr. Hodges was serving on the Beaufort County A.B.C. Board, a post he has held for 12 years.  On January 23, 1972, Mr. Hodges married the former Elizabeth “Libby” Castelloe, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his parents, James and Sibyl Hodges of Belhaven; his son: James “Brandon” Hodges and his wife, Shannon of Mebane; his grandchildren: “Kayla” Leslie Hodges and “Jayce” Byron Hodges; his sister: Mary Jo Allen and her husband, Bonner of Pantego; three nephews: Anthony, Raymond and Michael Allen all of Pantego; sister-in-law: Caroline Rouse of LaGrange, NC; brother-in-law: Rev. Raleigh Castelloe and his wife, Phyllis of Dallas, NC; niece: Karen Denton and her husband, Blair and nephews: Buster Castelloe and his wife, Brenna and Andy Castelloe and his wife, Julie.  The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday May 24th at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at his home located at 735 Latham Street, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Hodges Family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, May 23, 2007)

James Latham Hodges, Sr.

Mr. James Latham "Jim" Hodges, Sr., age 85, a resident of 8224 U.S. Hwy 17 North, Washington, Gum Swamp community, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Old Ford Church of Christ, 6040 U.S. Hwy 17 North, Washington, conducted by Eddie Bowen and Thomas Hamilton. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Churchill Hodges, Robert Leggett, John Leggett, Billy Swain, Chris Bailey and Jason Bailey.  Mr. Hodges was born in Beaufort County on August 19, 1927. He was the son of the late Oscar and Caddie Willard Hodges. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Hodges was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ for over 70 years and the Woodmen of the World, Old Ford Camp 671. In his spare time, Mr. Hodges enjoyed collecting antiques and old farm tractors.  On December 31, 1959, Mr. Hodges married the former Myrtle Bailey, who preceded him in death, March 15, 2006.  Mr. Hodges is survived by his daughter, Deborah "Missy" Lowery and her husband, Bobby of Goldsboro; his son, Jimmy Hodges and his wife, Laney of Washington and his grandchildren, Ryan Lowery, Kathryn Lowery and Amy Ruth Hodges.  In addition to his wife and his parents, Mr. Hodges was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbur Hodges and Oscar Hodges and five sisters, Elizabeth Hodges, Annie Laurie Swain, Mabry Leggett, Norma Leggett and Madeline Wagoner.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Friday, April 5, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Hodges family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James Willis Hodges

Mr. James Willis Hodges, age 93, a former resident of 695 East Main Street, Belhaven died Sunday, February 17, 2008 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  A funeral will be held 11 a.m. today, February 19, 2008 at the First Christian Church of Belhaven officiated by Rev. Steve Green and Mike Isbell. Burial will follow at Belhaven Community Cemetery. Mike Saleeby, Reeves Smith, Doug Barnes, Terry Sparrow, Georgie Baker, Durwood Laughinghouse, Mike Calfee and Doug Clark will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Hodges was born in Hyde County on January 13, 1915 son of the late James Byron Hodges and the late Mary Elizabeth Swindell Hodges. He was a graduate of the former Swan Quarter High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married the former Sibyl Josephine Askew on February 18, 1938 who survives. He was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church of Belhaven, where he served as elder and deacon. Mr. Hodges was a past charter member of the Belhaven Lions Club, he served on the Town of Belhaven Board for twenty-six years, was a retired Volunteer Fireman of the Belhaven Volunteer Fire Department having served for thirty-three years, was a member of the Belhaven Masonic Lodge 509 AF&AM and a member of the American Legion Post 249 for sixty-one years.  Surviving along with Mr. Hodges’ wife, Sibyl is a daughter: Mary Jo Allen and her husband, Bonner of Pantego; a daughter-in-law: Elizabeth Hodges of Belhaven; three grandchildren: Anthony and Michael Allen of Pantego and James “Brandon” Hodges and his wife, Shannon of Mebane; two great grandchildren: “Kayla” Leslie Hodges and “Jayce” Bryon Hodges; two cousins and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hodges was preceded in death by a son: James Byron Hodges on May 23, 2007 and a grandson: Raymond Bruce Allen on January 16, 2008.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Hodges family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, February 19, 2008)

Jane Spencer Gardner Hodges

Jane Spencer Gardner Hodges, 90, of 103 South Bonner Street, Washington, died Saturday morning, October 11, 2014, at her home.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, with Pastor William Kinney officiating.  Jane’s family will receive friends at her home.  Jane was born December 7, 1923, in Washington, daughter of Juanita O’Brien and Claud Gladstone Gardner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gray Hodges of Washington; by her brother, George Gardner of Washington; by her brothers-in-law, Jay Hodges, Jr., and Morris Snyder, both of Washington; and by her stepfather, Coley Tankard of Washington. She is survived by her sister, Frances Gardner Snyder of Washington; by her cousin, Patricia Tankard Brown, and her husband Hal, of Winston-Salem; and by her sisters-in-law, Ruth Hodges and Ruth Gardner, both of Washington.  Jane loved her church, First Presbyterian Church in Washington, where she was a member of the choir, served as a Sunday school teacher, and was a member of the Women of the Church. Jane was happy and proud of the Honorary Lifetime Membership award she received from the Women of the Church.  On February 7, 1949, Jane married Gray Hodges of Washington. They had four children, Coley Hodges of Washington; Janie Hodges Brunson, and her husband Bob, of Raleigh; Gray Hodges, and his wife Susan, of Washington; and Claud Hodges of Washington. There are five grandchildren, Grayson Hodges, and his wife Lesley, of Raleigh, Allen Hodges of Raleigh, Lee Hodges of Washington, and Spencer Jane Brunson and Robert Brunson, both of Wilmington.  Jane was a 1941 graduate of Washington High School and a 1945 graduate of Women’s College in Greensboro, where she earned a degree in education and served as a teacher in Beaufort County. After leaving the classroom, she devoted all of her time to raising a family in the home.  Jane loved her children, grandchildren, relatives and friends and was most happy when she could be with them. She treasured the days every year when she and her family moved to Edgewater Beach for the summer months and lived for several weeks at their cottage on the shores of the Pamlico River.  Jane was a charter member of the Stratford Book Club and was a member of the Ramblers Supper Club. Jane was a great cook and she especially was fond of reading. Jane made a lifetime commitment to correspond with relatives and friends through the mailing of hand-written letters and cards.  Jane’s family thanks Paul Funeral Home in Washington for its care.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jesse Norman Hodges

CHOCOWINITY – Mr. Jesse Norman Hodges, 55, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, Hillside Funeral Service chapel, Washington, N.C. Visitation 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at 1877 Old New Bern Road, Chocowinity.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – December 9, 2005)

Mr. Jesse Norman Hodges, 55, of 2042 NC Highway 33 West, Chocowinity, died Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 11, 2005 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Rev. Henry Horne officiating.  Burial will follow in the Dixon Family Cemetery.  Earl Godley, Robert Steele, Berry Hudson, Robert Smith, Jeremy Wetherington and Chris Motteler will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Hodges was born on April 18, 1950 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of Norman Hodges, Jr. and Betty Ruth Dixon Hodges.  He was retired from Estes Truck Lines with 23 years of service and was currently employed as an equipment operator with the City of Washington.  He was a graduate of Chocowinity High School, Class of ’69 and a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  Survivors include his son, Jesse Ray Hodges of Vanceboro; his parents, Norman Hodges, Jr.  and Betty Ruth Dixon Hodges of Chocowinity; his sister, Betty Lou Steele of Chocowinity; his brothers, William Steven Hodges of Washington and Terry Allen Hodges of Blounts Creek and one grandchild.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Elbert Glenn Hodges.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Friday, December 9, 2005 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at his parent’s home at 1877 Old New Bern Road, Chocowinity, NC  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Jo Anne Elks Hodges

Mrs. Jo Anne Elks Hodges, age 73, a resident of 5584 US Hwy. 17 North, Washington, NC died Monday, December 5, 2011.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Complete arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joseph Al Hodges, Sr.

Mr. Joseph Al Hodges, Sr., age 77, a resident of Pantego, NC died Monday May 3, 2010 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, NC.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday May 6, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington. A memorial service in celebration of life will also be held at 2:00PM Thursday May 6, 2010 at St. James Episcopal Church in Belhaven; both of these services will be officiated by The Reverend Randy Green.  Mr. Hodges was born on April 14, 1933 to the late Johnnie Dewey Hodges and Myrtis Vivian Harris Hodges. He was a 1952 graduate of Pantego High School and continued his education at Western Carolina College graduating in 1962. Mr. Hodges served his country in the United States Army. He married the former Betsy Jane Long, who preceded him in death. Mr. Hodges was an Industrial Cooperative Training teacher at Washington High School. Other than the passion he had for his family, Mr. Hodges had a passion to see his students be able to develop trade skills, so they might do well and be productive members of society.  Mr. Hodges is survived by a son: Joseph Al Hodges, Jr. M.D. and wife Alexis (Alex) Garretson Hodges of Hatteras, NC; two sisters: Margaret Hodges Kunkle and Erma Hodges Sadler; four grandchildren: Ashley Christine Hodges, Meredith Adelaide Hodges, Rebecca Caroline Hodges and Joseph Al Hodges, III all of Hatteras, NC.  In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Hodges was preceded in death by a brother: Johnnie Dewey Hodges, Jr. D.D.S.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday May 5, 2010 from 6:30PM-8:00PM at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Hodges family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joseph F. Hodges, Jr.

Joseph F. Hodges, Jr., age 78 of Sebring, FL, died Saturday, May 23, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Baltimore, MD and grew up in Little Washington, NC. Joe was a 1953 graduate of Eastern North Carolina University. In 1956 he moved to Broward County, FL; taught school from 1956-1966. He then became principal at Hallendale Elementary School in 1966. Some of the happiest times in his career were at Plantation Park Elementary where he was principal from 1968-1983. Joe moved to Sebring in 1987, enjoying his hobbies of clocks and watch collecting, woodworking and trap shooting with the boys. He attended Memorial United Methodist Church, Lake Placid. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Hodges, Sebring; son, Andrew F. Hodges, Sunrise, FL ; daughter, Sue Gabrione, Boca Raton, FL; grandchildren, Andrew F. Hodges, Jr, Trista Hodges, Trace Hodges, Jimmy and Matthew Gabrione. Services were held on Wednesday, May 27th.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, May 31, 2009)

Mahkayla Leigh Hodges

Mahkayla Leigh Hodges, 12 days old, of 56 Grizzard Lane, Washington, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. A graveside funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. The family will receive friends at the home of her grandmother, Cindy Anderson, at 109 Paul Street, Washington. Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, November 4, 2010)

Mary Alice Beard Hodges

Mrs. Mary Alice Beard Hodges, age 73, a resident of Vanceboro, NC died Monday May 27, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.   A funeral service will be held 12 Noon Wednesday May 29, 2013 at 15th Street Church of God officiated by Pastor Thomas Lee. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Merritt West, Jay West, Joseph Edwards, Sr., Joseph Edwards, Jr., Stanley Edwards and Michael Edwards will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to the funeral hour Wednesday at the church.  Mrs. Hodges was born in Beaufort County on January 18, 1940 daughter of the late Jeff Beard and the late Ruby Sadler Beard. She dedicated her life to her family by being a homemaker.  Survivors include two daughters: Elaine Hartley and husband Steve of Vanceboro and Debbie Conner and husband Gene of Washington; two sons: Joe Hodges and wife Mary Ann of Washington and Ricky Austin of Pittsburgh, PA; a sister: Ruby E. Beard of Washington; ten grandchildren: Krystal Conner, Kaitlyn Conner, Aleina Hartley, Frank Hartley, Shastyn Hartley, Jordan Hartley, Joey Hodges, Michael Hodges, Rusty Tolan and Justin Willoughby; seven great grandchildren: Melanie and Matthew Winstead, Stephen Hartley, Destanyia and Joseph Downing, Jasamine Smith and Denise Tolan; a niece: Sherry Langley and two great nephews: Chad Langley and James Bennett. Mrs. Hodges was predeceased by a grandchild: Mary C. Hartley and a brother: Robert Earl Howard.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hodges family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mympsie W. Hodges

Mympsie W. Hodges, 91, March 6.  Funeral 2 p.m., Tuesday, Haw Branch Christian Church, Chocowinity.  Burial, church cemetery, Washington. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – March 8, 1999)

Myrtle Bailey Hodges

Mrs. Myrtle Bailey Hodges, age 73, a resident of 8824 US Hwy. 17 North, Washington, NC died Wednesday morning March 15, 2006 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday March 17, 2006 at Old Ford Church of Christ officiated by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Shelton Rogerson, Robert Leggett, Churchill Hodges, Joey Hester, Dorman Drake and Ed Davis will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Hodges was born in Martin County on February 23, 1933, daughter of the late James Staton Bailey and Alma Whitehurst Bailey. On December 31, 1959, she married James Latham Hodges, Sr. who survives. She was a member of Old Ford Church of Christ for 46 years. Mrs. Hodges was a homemaker.  In addition to her husband, James, of the home, she is survived by her son: James L. Hodges, Jr. of Washington and her daughter: Deborah Lowery and her husband, Bobby of Goldsboro; two grandchildren: Ryan and Kathryn Lowery of Goldsboro; two sisters: Jean Rogerson and Jeanette Bailey and her husband, Billy, all of Bear Grass and two brothers: Earl Bailey and his wife, Judy and Wayne Bailey, all of Bear Grass. In addition to her parents, she is preceded her in death by her sister, Faye Gurganus.  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday March 16, 2006 at Old Ford Church of Christ and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hodges Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – March 16, 2006)

Nina Cutler Boyd Hodges

Mrs. Nina Cutler Boyd Hodges, age 78, a resident of 429 East 12th Street, Washington died Tuesday evening September 17, 2013 at River Trace Nursing Center.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday September 20, 2103 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington officiated by Travis Boyd. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Eric Cahoon, Kenneth Johnson, Mel Keech, Van Respess, Jr., Michael Hudnell and Henry Boyd will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Hodges was born in Beaufort County on July 23, 1935, daughter of the late Claudius Boyd and Nina Virginia Cutler Boyd. On July 16, 1955, she married Bert Nicholson Hodges who preceded her in death on June 12, 2012. She retired from Carolina Telephone where she worked as a telephone operator. Mrs. Hodges loved to cook, tend to her flowers and garden and make ceramics. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Washington.  She is survived by her children: Claudia Gay Keech and husband Mel of Belhaven; Rachel Susan Cahoon and friend, Van Respess, Jr. and Bert Nicholson Hodges, Jr. of Raleigh; her grandchildren: Samantha Keech, Kenneth Johnson and Eric Cahoon. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her sister: Helen “Rachel” Whealton.  The family will receive friends 6:30 – 8:00 PM on Thursday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hodges family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Nora Edwards Hodges

Mrs. Nora Edwards Hodges, 83, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at 3 p.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mrs. Hodges was a native of Beaufort County near Aurora. She retired from the Pitt County School System after working in the cafeteria department and was a member of Grace Church.  Mrs. Hodges was preceded in death by a son, Gary S. Hodges who died in Vietnam in 1968; sister, Stella Bennett and a brother, William Edwards.  She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jesse T. Hodges; sons, Randy Hodges and wife, Donna, and Ronald Hodges and wife, Pam, both of Winterville; grandchildren, Becky Hodges, Ashley Hodges, Ryan Hodges, Jacob Hodges, and Angela Lamm; great-grandchildren, Jesse Morgan and Charlise Moore  The family will receive friends from 1:30 – 2:30 pm at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, February 5, 2011)

Norman Hodges, Jr.

Mr. Norman Hodges, Jr., age 82, a resident of Old New Bern Rd., Chocowinity, NC passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011 at his home. A graveside celebration of his life will be Monday, December 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Dixon Cemetery officiated Henry Horne. Special music will be provided by Kenneth Page. The family will receive friends Sunday, December 18, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home.  Mr. Hodges was born in Pitt County on August 5, 1929 to the late Norman Hodges and Mammie Paramore Hodges. He was married to the former Betty Dixon who survives. Norman was a supervisor with Singer Furniture Co. and retired after 36 years of service. He attended Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He loved hunting and fishing and his dog "Buddy".  In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons William Stephen Hodges and wife Judy of Washington and Terry A. Hodges and wife Selena of Blounts Creek and daughter Betty Hodges Steele and husband Robert of Chocowinity; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  Mr. Hodges was preceded in death by two sons, Jesse N. Hodges and Elbert Glenn Hodges.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Hodges family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Patsy Cuthrell Hodges

Mrs. Patsy Cuthrell Hodges, age 70, a resident of Belhaven died Tuesday September 23, 2008 at Britthaven Nursing Center of Washington.  A graveside funeral will be held 2:00 PM Sunday September 28, 2008 at Belhaven Community Cemetery officiated by Derik Davis.  Mrs. Hodges was born in Beaufort County on August 24, 1938 daughter of the late Guy and Elsie Mason Cuthrell. She was a 1956 graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School and continued her education at East Carolina University. Mrs. Hodges worked as a clerk at her father’s store, Guy Cuthrell’s Store, at B.J.’s store and several retail stores in the Belhaven area. She was a member of West Belhaven Church of Christ.  Survivors include a son: Wallace Hodges of San Diego, CA.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Hodges family.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Ralph Hinton Hodges, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Ralph Hinton Hodges, Jr., 88, affectionately known as “Big Daddy,” died Friday, December 18, 2009 in Nags Head. Born in Washington, NC, he was the son of the late Ralph Hinton Hodges and Maude Swindell Hodges and was the widower of Peggy Shaffer Hodges. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Maude Hodges Moore and Margaret Hodges Hackney.  Mr. Hodges is survived by a daughter, Lou Hodges Cleaver and husband Eric of Manteo; a son, Ralph Hinton Hodges, III and wife Gail of Kitty Hawk; and three grandchildren, John Eric Cleaver, Jr., Ralph Hodges Cleaver, and Lauren Nicole Rutherford.  He was a graduate of Washington High School at age 15. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a member of The Phi Gamma Fraternity. He graduated from the Baltimore School of Business. He proudly served his country  in World War II in the Air Force and retired as a Major. He was a former president of Seaboard Savings and Loan, which later became Cooperative Bank.  He was a member of St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church and a former member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington, NC.  A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Randy Green and the Rev. Charles Gill officiating. A reception will be held following the remembrance in the Parish Hall.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, NC] – Sunday, December 20, 2009)

Ralph Wallace Hodges, Sr.

Mr. Ralph Wallace Hodges, Sr., age 77, a resident of 119 Chancy Circle, Brunswick, Ga., died Sunday, January 13, 2013 at his home. Ralph was born in Washington, NC on January 25, 1935 to the late Lonnie Lee Hodges and Zelma Newman Hodges. He has been a resident of Brunswick, Ga. for more than 45 years. Mr. Hodges was married to the former Annette Spotts Isenhour, who preceded him in death.  Ralph was owner/operator of Industrial Marine Diesel, where he worked as a master diesel motor mechanic. He also owned several large boats and worked on the water most of his life.  Ralph is survived by a son: R. Wallace Hodges of California, a brother: Lonnie Hodges and a sister: Joyce H. Harris, three nephews, three great nephews and three great nieces. He is also survived by: two step daughters, four step sons, two special step grandchildren: Shane and Bryan Huggins and his loyal and loved dogs “Chucky” and “Cocoa”  In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Hodges is preceded in death by a niece: Melody Ann Harris.  A funeral service will be held 3:00p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven, NC officiated by Derik Davis. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery. Mr. Hodges’ nephews: Paul Harris, Courtney Harris, Butch Harris, great nephews: P.J. Harris, Michael Harris and Dustin Harris will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Gilbert Newman.  The family will receive friends on Friday January 18, 2013 from 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home of his brother, Lonnie Hodges, 466 E. Water Street, Belhaven, NC 27810.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Hodges family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Rudolph Emmanuel Hodges

Mr. Rudolph "Freddie" Emmanuel Hodges, 47, of 3103 Avenue Road, Washington, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. John Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington, with Elder Russell Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Hodges was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 17, 1958. He was the son of the late Carrie Ludell Corey Hodges and Randolph Emmanuel Hodges. He attended Beaufort County schools. He was married to Patricia Ann Peele Hodges, who survives. He was a lifelong member of St. John Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington.  Survivors include one daughter, LaTonya Peele of Greensboro; two sons, Tyrone Peele of Asheboro and Dana Peele with the U.S. Air Force in Turkey; one brother, Victor Hodges of Greensboro; two sisters, Geraldine Roberson of Washington and Demetris Willis of Raleigh; and two grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Cornelius Hodges, and one sister, Anita Hodges.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, August 11, 2006)

Sibyl Josephine Askew Hodges

Mrs. Sibyl Josephine Askew Hodges, age 93, a former resident of 695 East Main Street, Belhaven, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Belhaven Community Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Greg Nunley.  Mrs. Hodges was born in Washington County on November 29, 1918. She was the daughter of the late James Franklin Askew and Josephine Bowen Askew. Mrs. Hodges was a homemaker and a seamstress. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Belhaven and the Christian Women’s Fellowship. Mrs. Hodges loved to bake and was known for her cakes. She enjoyed making baby blankets.  On February 18, 1938, she married James Willis Hodges, who preceded her in death, February 17, 2008.  Mrs. Hodges is survived by her daughter, Mary Jo Allen and her husband, Bonner of Pantego; daughter in law, Elizabeth Hodges of Belhaven; three grandchildren, Anthony and Michael Allen of Pantego, James Brandon Hodges and wife Shannon of Mebane and three great grandchildren, Kayla, Jayce and Aubry Hodges.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Hodges was preceded in death by a son, James Byron Hodges; a grandson, Raymond Bruce Allen; two brothers, Lester and Chester Askew and a sister, Alma Bowen.  The family would like to thank Jack Credle, special friend; the staff and residents of Autumnfield; and Asera Care and Hospice for being such good friends for these past five years.  The family will receive friends form 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friday, March 30, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home of her daughter and son in law, Mary Jo and Bonner Allen, 743 N.C. Hwy 99 North, Pantego.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Hodges family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Tillie Gardner Hodges

Mrs. Tillie Gardner Hodges, age 84, a resident of 742 Robersonville Road, Washington, NC died Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at her home.   A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday November 19, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. John Anderson. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Lee Boyd, James Hiner, Joe Smith, Ricky Leggett, Bill Cothern and Greg Hodges will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Hodges was born in Martin County on September 12, 1926 to the late William Harvey Gardner and Althea Wilson Gardner. She graduated from Washington High School. On March 12, 1947, she married Carl Frederick Hodges, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1997. In addition to helping her husband on the family farm, Mrs. Hodges worked for over 25 years at Belk’s as a sales associate. Mrs. Hodges was a member of Tranter’s Creek Church of Christ where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher and member of the Ladies Aid.  Mrs. Hodges is survived by a daughter: Phyllis Hodges Boyd and husband Grover of Washington, NC, a granddaughter: Misty Boyd Hiner and husband James of New Bern, NC and grandson: Lee Boyd and wife Sara of North Haven, CT.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Hodges is preceded in death by a son, Carl Frederick Hodges, Jr. who was killed in Vietnam in 1968, a sister: Irene Gardner and two brothers: Bill Gardner and Octavius Gardner.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Grover Boyd, 773 Robersonville Road, Washington, NC 27889.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Hodges family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, November 18, 2010)

William Bryant Hodges

Mr. William Bryant Hodges, age 83, of 364 Pinetree Court, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at his residence.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Trinity Cemetery in Chocowinity. Son of the late Norman and Mamie Paramore Hodges, he was born January 20, 1931 in Washington, NC where he lived for 32 years. He had lived in Toccoa, Georgia for the last five years. Mr. Hodges was a U.S. Army/Air Force Korean War Veteran, retired from Singer Furniture Company in Washington, NC and was of the Baptist faith.  Survivors include his wife of the home, Evelyn Hubbard Hodges; daughter and son-in-law, Claudia and Ned Eldridge of High Point, NC; three sons, John Hodges and Timmy Hodges both of Greensboro, NC and Michael Hodges of High Point, NC; two step-daughters, Anita (Tom) Bennett of Orchard Hill, Georgia and Elaine (Donnie) Gordy of Toccoa, Georgia; step-son, Morris Segars of Toccoa, Georgia; number of grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Faye Hodges of Chocowinity, NC.  The family will receive friends at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, March 28, 2014.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hodges family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Wilma Lee Hodges

Mr. Wilma Lee Hodges, age 80, a resident of 196 Old Blounts Creek Road, Chocowinity, NC died Monday June 13, 2011 at the Beaufort County Medical Center of Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday June 16, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. Ryan Blackard and Rev. Henry Horne. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Robbie Bullock, Jay Kenyon, Tommy Clark, Dennis Daughtery, Jerry Edwards, Ricky Peed and John Fleming will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Carrow, Bill Clark, Jimmy Beasley, Isaac Edwards and Snody Carrow.  Mr. Hodges was born in Beaufort County on April 9, 1931 son of the late Uriah Hodges and the late Flora Rene Brame Hodges. He was a 1951 graduate of Chocowinity High School and married the former Barbara Ann Bright on April 1, 1960 who survives. Mr. Hodges served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired after twenty-six years with the maintenance department at PCS Phosphate. He was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Chocowinity.  Surviving along with Mr. Hodges’ wife Barbara of the home is a daughter: Lorrie Ann Hodges Blackard and her husband Warren Keith Blackard of Chocowinity; a son: Gregory Lee Hodges and his wife Deborah Carawan Hodges of New Bern; a sister: Nellie Gray Hodges Boyd of Chocowinity and four grandsons: Ryan Keith Blackard and his wife Samantha Rae Siders Blackard of Boiling Springs, SC, Jamie Lee Blackard of Chocowinity, Courtland James Hodges of New Bern and Jared Michael Hodges of New Bern. Mr. Hodges was preceded in death by two sisters: Annie Myrtle Hodges Hardee and Pauline Elizabeth Hodges.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Wednesday June 15, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hodges family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mildred White Hoell

Mrs. Mildred White Hoell, age 99, a resident of 128 Washington Harbour, Washington, died Sunday, December 28, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Kevin Johnson. The family will receive friends following the graveside service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.  Mrs. Hoell was born in Beaufort County on April 23, 1909, the daughter of the late William Riley and Ada Paul White. On September 8, 1937 she married Ira Herbert Hoell who preceded her in death on November 6, 1958.  Mrs. Hoell was a graduate of Pantego High School and attended East Carolina University. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and was active in many civic activities including over 20 years as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and also serving as memorial chairwoman, Hospital Gray Lady, Arts Council and numerous fund raising drives.  Survivors include one son, I. Herbert Hoell, Jr. and his wife Julianne of Washington and Chapel Hill; one daughter, Ada Ellen H. Smith and husband David of Gastonia, NC and a step-daughter, Catherine Furlow. She was the beloved grandmother of four, David Allen Smith Jr., Patrick H. Smith, Julianne Capel Hoell, I. Herbert Hoell, III and great grandmother of four. She is also survived by one sister, Winifred W. Creekmore, and two brothers, Horace Glen White and Charlie White. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Verona W. Hill, Pauline W. Morris, Bessie W. Ross, Zadah W. Youmans, and two brothers, William Edward White and Cecil A. White.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hoell family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, December 30, 2008)

Lisabeth Gerard Hoffman

Lisabeth Gerard “Bonnie” Hoffman, age 46, a resident of Greenville, NC died Friday August 10, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11 AM Monday August 13, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Pastor Arnold Price. Pallbearers will be Lee Briley, Tim Pittman, Stuart Hogard, Travis Rogers, Jim Hardin and Bruce Thompson.  Bonnie was born in Beaufort County on September 4, 1965 daughter of the late Alpern Parker Gerard, Sr. and the late Lynn Oriel Kelly Gerard. She was a 1983 graduate of Washington High School and attended N.C. State University. She married Doug Hoffman who preceded her in death. Bonnie married John M. “Jay” Boyd on September 5, 2009 who survives. She was a member of Coastal Conservation Association and First Presbyterian Church of Washington.  Bonnie is survived by her husband Jay of the home; a son: Will Hoffman of Greenville; a brother: Alpern Parker “Al” Gerard, Jr. and his wife Susan of Blounts Creek and nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends 7 PM to 8:30 PM Sunday August 12, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Bonnie’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Addie Lee Wallace Hoggard

Mrs. Addie Lee Wallace Hoggard, age 95, a resident of River Trace Nursing Center and a former resident of Braddy Road, Washington, NC died Friday June 14, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Monday June 17, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rupert Wallace and Tony Krantz. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Ottis Alligood, Donald Wallace, Donnie Elkins, Lane Alligood, Jerry Alligood, Homer Wallace and Glenn Bowen will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Hoggard was born In Beaufort County on January 7, 1918 daughter of the late Hardy Edward Wallace and the late Martha Elizabeth Craig Wallace. She married J. P. Hoggard on September 25, 1954 who preceded her in death on April 16, 2005. Mrs. Hoggard was a homemaker, a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ where she was also a member of its Ladies Auxiliary. She was a charter member of Bunyan Volunteer Fire Department where she stayed active as long as her health permitted.  Survivors include a daughter: Charlene Hoggard Woolard of Braselton, GA; a sister Vernal Wallace Bullock of Fayetteville; a granddaughter: Christina Matthews Albea of Braselton, GA and three great grandchildren: Macon Leggett, Chloe Albea and Alexander Albea. Mrs. Hoggard was predeceased by two sisters: Cottie Wallace and Gladys Wallace Respess and five brothers: Jessie, Edgar, Hilton, Mayo, and Ervin Wallace.  The family will receive friends Monday 10 a.m. to the funeral hour at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and at other times at the home of Mrs. Hoggard’s nephew Donald Wallace located at 131 Wallace Lane, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hoggard family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Glinda Spencer Hoggard

Mrs. Glinda Spencer Hoggard, 54, of 809 Wilson St., Plymouth, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Pentecostal Temple COGIC with Bishop Leroy J. Woolard officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield and Whitley cemetery, Belhaven.  Mrs. Hoggard was born in Beaufort County on July 5, 1952. She was the daughter of the late Zachariah Spencer and Lillian Boomer Spencer. She was a member of Hoggard’s Temple COGIC where she served as First Lady, member of Senior choir, Minister’s Wives, Missionary Circle, Pastor’s Aid, Sunday School Teacher, YPWW, Kitchen committee and Prayer and Bible Band. She was a CNA at Pungo District Hospital.  Survivors include her husband, Elder Joseph T. Hoggard of the home; son, Clyde Lanier, Jr. of Plymouth, Ind.; one daughter, Vuanita Spencer of Plymouth; stepdaughter, Theresa H. Gill (Ruffin), Plymouth; four stepsons: Elder Boney Ray Hoggard (Doris), Plymouth, Tracy Jay Hoggard, Raleigh, Joseph Gray Hoggard, Plymouth, Martin Hoggard, Plymouth; two brothers, Zachariah Spencer, Jr. (Carolyn), Grimesland, Burnell Spencer (LulaMae), Scranton; sister, Barbara Bonner (James), Jamacia, N.Y.; mother-in-law, Annie Russell, Plymouth and nine grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Hoggard’s Temple COGIC, Belhaven and other times at the home.  Arrangements by Toodle’s Funeral Home, Plymouth.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, October 5, 2006)

Charles Kenneth Holland

Mr. Charles Kenneth Holland, age 79 a resident of 52 Abbey Lane, Washington, died Monday, March 26, 2012.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, March 29, 2012 at First Church of Christ and will be conducted by Ray West and Steve Hill. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Cedric Woolard, Joe Toler, Mitchell Harris, Charles Boahn, Clyde Cartwright and Donald Smith will serve as pallbearers. The members of the Friendship Class of First Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Holland was born in Beaufort County on August 15, 1932 to the late Ida Gray Holland. Following the death of his mother he was raised by his Aunt Delora and Uncle Joe Holland. On June 28, 1952 he married Shirley Jane Marriner who survives. He served in the United States Navy where he received an honorable discharge at his retirement after twenty years of service. He then went on to serve as an electronics technician with the VOA where he also retired. He was an avid golfer, loved fishing, boating, camping and his yearly trips to the beach with friends. Mr. Holland was a member of First Church of Christ and NARFE.  Survivors include his wife Shirley of the home, two daughters, Sheila Holland Smith and husband Wesley of Washington, Karen Holland Duncan and husband Russell of Washington, three grandchildren, Erin Kelly Duncan, Anna Gray Duncan, Christopher Charles Smith, six step grandchildren, Wesley Smith, Jr., Joel Smith, Geoffrey Smith, Matthew Smith, Joy Perez, Kristen Hill, five step great grandchildren, three brothers, Darrell Holland, Gary Holland, Waverly “Bear” Holland, one sister in law, Gayle Craig and husband Jim of Topeka, Kansas and one brother in law, J.T. Marriner and wife Sue of Chesapeake, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Beddard.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Holland family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Geneva O'Merry Holland

Mrs. Geneva O’Merry Holland, age 59, a resident of 327 Windley Rd., Washington, NC died with family and friends by her side Saturday January 26, 2013 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 1 pm Tuesday January 29, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Pastor Annie Norman. Pallbearers will be Tommy Smith, Andy Judy, Chris O’Merry, Allan Moore, Brandon Cherry and Ed Cherry.  Mrs. Geneva was born in Beaufort County on August 16, 1953 daughter of Daniel O’Merry, Jr. who survives and the late Inez Ivey O’Merry. She attended Washington High School and married William Gary Holland on April 22, 1978 who survives. She worked as an shipping & receiving clerk with National Spinning.  Surviving along with Mrs. Geneva’s husband: Gary of the home is a son: B.J. Holland and his wife Phileta of Washington; her father Daniel O’Merry and step-mother June of Grifton; Special friend Barbara Cole of the home; extended family: Toby Cole and his wife Renee of Blounts Creek, Lori Aldridge and her friend Joe of Grimesland, Amanda Whitley and her husband Scott of Washington and Lisa Taylor and her husband Woody of Washington; two brothers: Daniel O’Merry and his wife Patty of Robersonville and Mike O’Merry and his wife Leona of Oregon and twelve grandchildren.  The family will receive friends 6 pm to 8 pm Monday January 28, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Mrs. Geneva’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Janie Faulkner Holland

Mrs. Janie Faulkner “Polly” Holland, age 70, went to be with the Lord on Monday July 30, 2007.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday August 2, 2007 at the First Christian Church in Belhaven officiated by Rev. Michael Isbell.  Mrs. Holland was born in Charlotte, NC on May 3, 1937, daughter of the late Richard and Alice Beck Faulkner. On November 24, 1957, she married Furman M. Holland. Mrs. Holland worked as a manager in retail clothing and then as a substitute schoolteacher before retirement. She moved with her family to Belhaven, NC in 1983. Mrs. Holland was a member of the First Christian Church of Belhaven.  Mrs. Holland is survived by her husband: Furman M. Holland of Belhaven; three children: Melita Holland of Belhaven, Dee Holland of Lacross, VA and her partner, Wanda Brock, and Jay Holland and his wife, Brandi of Garner, NC and two grandchildren: Sammy and Brent Holland of Garner. She is preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Faulkner.  The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home located at 34532 Hwy. 264 East, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Holland Family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, August 1, 2007)

Margaret Asby Holland

Mrs. Margaret Asby Holland, age 85, a resident of 1287 Magnolia School Road, Washington, died Thursday, May 2, 2013.  Graveside memorial services will be held 3:30 PM Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Sam Grist.  Mrs. Holland was born in Beaufort County on December 25, 1927. She was the daughter of the late James Dawson Asby, Sr. and Lossie Belle Harris Asby. Mrs. Holland was a homemaker and had worked in the Finance office at the Mid-East Commission. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church. Mrs. Holland loved to read and enjoyed working in her yard as long as her health permitted. She was an avid Bible Study student. Mrs. Holland was a member of a large, close family and she believed in strong family ties.  Mrs. Hollard was married to William Clarence "Jack" Holland, who preceded her in death, December 2, 1990.  She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Holland Woolard (Mrs. Billy Jay) of Washington; her son, Michael N. Holland of Newport; two grandchildren, Harbor D. Peoples and wife, Cathy of California, Larkin Peoples Shapiro and husband, Randall of Wilmington, N.C.; step great granddaughter, Cooper Haskins of Mississippi; four brothers, Oscar H. "Bucky" Asby and wife, Mildred of Franklin, N.C., Gene L. Asby of Washington, Reginald W. Asby and wife, JoAnn of Washington, James Dawson "Dicky" Asby and wife, Debbie of Richmond, Va.; sister, Helen A. McRoy of Washington; brother in law, Donald Smith of Washington; aunt, Myrtle Whitfield of Williamsburg, Va.; uncle, Casper Harris of New Orleans, La. and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Holland was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Asby Smith and a nephew, Rod Smith.  The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Helen A. McRoy, 325 Mansfield Road, Sherwood Forest, Washington and following the service at the graveside.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Holland and Asby families.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Robin Susan Fulford Holland

Mrs. Robin Susan Fulford Holland, age 55, a resident of 122 Frankie St., Harris Acres, Chocowinity, died Friday, January 3, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Ryder Hill Cemetery in the Pamlico Beach Community and will be conducted by Rev. Dean Fulford.  Mrs. Holland was born in Beaufort County on June 12, 1958 to the late Robert Staley Fulford, Sr. and Catherine Daniels Fulford who survives. She was preceded in death by her husband Dennis Holland.  Survivors include her mother, Catherine Daniels Fulford of Plymouth, one sister, Benita Lagcher and husband Herman of Pinetown, two brothers, Robert S. Fulford, Jr. and wife Ruby of Pamlico Beach, Neal Fulford, Sr. and wife Amy of Pamlico Beach and many nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home of Robert Fulford, 4257 Pamlico Beach Rd., Belhaven, NC 27810.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Holland family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Annie Bell Holley

Annie Bell Holley of the 800 block of Bells Mills Road died Oct. 20, 2003 at Chesapeake General Hospital.  Born in Belhaven, N.C., she was a homemaker, a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church and its Deaconess and Usher boards.  She is survived by her husband, Lorenza Holley; a daughter, Betty J. Vincent of Chesapeake; a son, Claudis Holley of Maryland; several grandchildren; several children she raised; and a host of other relatives and friends.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church by Dr. Kim Brown with burial in Lee's Chapel Church Cemetery. The remains will be ready for viewing Thursday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. The family will assemble at the residence at 10 a.m. for the procession. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 22, 2003)

George William Holley

Mr. George William Holley Sr., 82, of 128 W. 12th St., Washington, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday in Metropolitan AME Zion Church, Washington, with the Rev. David L. Ollison Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Holley was born in Washington on June 26, 1925. He attended the Washington city public schools. On Oct. 22, 1948, he married the former Doris Louise Clark. His employment was in the logging industry until he and his wife moved to New York, N.Y., where he was employed by the Careful Cleaning Co. for more than 35 years. After retirement, he relocated to Washington. He was a member of Mt. Olive AME Zion Church.  Survivors include five children, Carolyn Chisolm, George Holley Jr., Leticia Howse, Michelle Sledge and Shawdina La Sane; five brothers, Nathaniel Holley, Jimmy Holley, John Holley Jr., Andrew Holley and James Holley; two sisters, Sally Munion and Evealine Moseley; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, December 13, 2007)

Lucille Holley

Ms. Lucille Holley, 50, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Harvest Church, Slatestone Road, Washington, with the Rev. Thad E. Tankard III officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Ms. Holley was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 29, 1957. She was the daughter of Nathaniel and Gladys Harding Holley of Washington. She was a graduate of the Class of 1976 at Washington High School. She did further studies at Beaufort County Community College. She was employed as a behavioral counselor in Michigan. She was a former member of Mount Olive A.M.E. Zion Church, Washington.  Survivors include two sons, Jonathan Adam Holley of Pennsylvania and Muhammad Adam Holley of Philadelphia, Pa.; three brothers, Nathaniel Holley Jr. of Allentown, Pa., Ralph Holley and Steven Holley, both of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Bettie Holley-Faust of Washington and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the home of her parents, 801 N. River Road (Holley-Oden Lane), Washington.  Viewing will take place today from noon to 7 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, February 22, 2008)

Sonya Haddock Holley

Mrs. Sonya Haddock Holley, 38, of 815 Cherry Road, Washington, died Sunday, August 12, 2007 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2007 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Rev. Marc Swanner and Eddie Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday night, August 14, 2007 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service, and other times at the home of her parents, Bobby and Linda Haddock, 849 Cherry Road, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Holley was born May 30, 1969 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of Bobby and Linda Toler Haddock. She was a graduate of S.D. Lee High School in Mississippi and attended Beaufort Community College and Pitt Community College. She was the operations manager for Twin Lakes Camping Resort in Chocowinity. Sonya was married to Charles R. Holley, Jr., who survives. She attended Old Ford Church of Christ in Washington.  Survivors include her husband, Charles R. Holley, Jr.; her parents, Bobby and Linda Toler Haddock of Washington; her son, Hunter Reid Holley of the home; and two sisters, Donna Hodges Tyndall of Conroe, TX and Dee Haddock Cannon of Chocowinity and her maternal grandmother, Ola Louise Toler.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Lonnie and Dorothy Burroughs Haddock, maternal grandfather, Robert M. Toler, Sr., her brother, Donald Eugene Hodges and her niece, Jennifer Louise Tyndall.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Holley family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, August 14, 2007)

Leroy Hollis

Mr. Leroy “Roy” Hollis, age 80, of 5846 Hwy. 264 E., Washington, died Friday, April 4, 2008 at the Beaufort Co. Hospital.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Monday, April 7, 2008 at the Hollis Family Cemetery and will be conducted by Mick Buchanan.  Mr. Hollis was born in Beaufort County July 30, 1927 to the late Harmon J. Hollis and Nancy Elizabeth Alligood Hollis. He attended Athens Chapel Church of Christ, he was employed in Real Estate, office equipment sales, owned Hollis Auto Sales in Wilmington and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriner’s.  Survivors include 3 sisters; Peggy Woolard, Nancy Hollis and Alma Edwards all of Washington, 2 brothers; Harmon “Tucker” Hollis of Washington and Fred Hollis of Blounts Creek. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by: 4 sisters and 3 brothers.  The family will receive friends prior to the graveside service from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Nancy Hollis, 5636 Hwy. 264 E. Washington, N.C. 27889.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hollis family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, April 6, 2008)

William Nelson Holloman, Sr.

Mr. William Nelson Holloman Sr., age 54, a former resident of Belhaven Square Apartments, died Monday, February 19, 2007, at Cross Creek Health Care Center.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 22, 2007, at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Jon Langley. Burial will follow at Yeatesville Cemetery. Jerry Sawyer, Paul Bartel, Johnny Joyner, Bud Adams, Mathew Adams, Kenny Manning and Eugene Sides will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Holloman was born in Richmond, Virginia on April 6, 1952 to the late Herman Lee Holloman and Hazel Barden Holloman. He attended Chester County schools in Virginia. Mr. Hollman worked servicing trees for several years. On March 6, 1971, Mr. Holloman was married to Alma Ruth Joyner, who preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters: Tammy Holloman Godley and fianc/ Eugene Sides of Pinetown, Tina Louise Holloman and fianc/ Kenneth Manning of Bath; one son: William Nelson Holloman Jr. and wife Tammy of Pinetown; two sisters: Sharon Hagstrom and husband Dick of Chesterfield, Diane Garthwait of Chesterfield; one brother: Wayne Holloman of Chesterfield; and six grandchildren: Tonya Godley, Terry Jo Holloman, Daughton Godfrey, Taylor Manning, Megan Holloman and Tamra Manning.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Holloman family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, February 22, 2007)

 Anthony Earl Holloway

Mr. Anthony Earl Holloway, 46, of 1520 Nevils Creek Road, Blounts Creek, and formerly of 731 W. Third St., Washington, died Sunday, June 27, 2010. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Word of Life Worship Center, Washington, with Bishop Clyde Felton officiating. The family will receive friends today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home. Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News – Friday, July 2, 2010)

Debra Virginia Cooper Holloway

Mrs. Debra Virginia Cooper Holloway, 66, of 731 W. Third St., Washington, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Word of Life Worship Center, Washington, with Bishop Clyde Felton officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Holloway was born in Hyde County on July 19, 1942. She was the daughter of the late Ruby Cooper Sr. and Sarah Gibbs Cooper. She attended the Hyde County Schools. She was married to Hallie “Junior” Holloway, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.  Survivors include two daughters, Helen Ruth Moore of Blounts Creek and Deborah Yvonne Holloway of North New Brunswick, N.J.; four sons, Anthony Earl Holloway, Matthew Holloway, Hallie Holloway III and Rufus Darnell Holloway, all of Washington; one brother, Ruby Cooper Jr. of Washington and eight grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Maude Harris and one brother, Brightie Cooper.  The family will receive friends at the home. The body will be placed in the church at noon Saturday.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, March 13, 2009)

Elijah W. Holloway, Sr.

Mr. Elijah W. Holloway Sr., 65, of 203 Main St., Apt. 17, South Bound Brook, N.J., died Friday, June 29, 2007 at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J.  A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Union Chapel Church of Christ DOC, Roper, with elder Boney Hoggard officiating. Burial will follow at Chesson Family Cemetery, Roper.  Mr. Holloway was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 28, 1941, son of the late Hallie and Sallie Holloway. On Jan. 27, 1968, he married Sarah Chesson Holloway, who survives. He was employed by the United Way of Central Jersey and worked in the support services division.  Along with his wife, Mr. Holloway is survived by two sons, Elijah Holloway Jr. of Plainsboro, N.J. and Lester Holloway of New Brunswick, N.J.; two brothers, Frank Holloway of New Brunswick, N.J. and Lester Ray Holloway of Chocowinity; two sisters, Mary Harris of Chocowinity and Sally Mobley of Washington; and 10 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.  The family received friends Saturday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Puckett-Purkett Memorial Chapel, Roper.  Arrangements are by Puckett-Purkett Funeral Service, Roper.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, July 8, 2007)

Harriet Marie Holloway

Ms. Harriet Marie Holloway, 73, of 421 Pantego St., Belhaven, died Friday, May 2, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. Reddick Baptist Church, Belhaven, with the Rev. James Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery, Belhaven.  Raymond Credle, Mack Freeman, Frank Allen, Tom Credle, Danny Freeman, Dallas Peartree and Nathan Freeman will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Holloway was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 2, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Marshall C. and Robena Coviel Holloway. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was a retired agent with N.C. Mutual Insurance Co., Greenville. She was a lifelong member of St. Reddick Baptist Church, Belhaven.  Survivors include one daughter, Shirley H. Weston of the home; one son, Otha Earl Holloway of Belhaven; two sisters, Alice H. Spencer of Belhaven, and Julia H. Hudson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two brothers, Johnnie Holloway and Golet Holloway, both of Belhaven; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four brothers, James Holloway, Mike Holloway, Chester Holloway and Clayton Holloway and three sisters, Martha Mouney, Mary Payne and Ida Lofton.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, May 6, 2008)

Marshall Calip Holloway, Jr.

Mr. Marshall “Mike” Calip Holloway Jr., 74, of 628 Croatan St., Belhaven, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. A funeral will be conducted at 9 a.m. Sunday in St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, Belhaven, with the Rev. James Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery, Belhaven.  Mr. Holloway was born in Beaufort County on March 10, 1932. He was the son of the late Marshall and Robena Coviel Holloway. He attended the Beaufort County schools. He was an Army veteran. In 1963, he married Lillie Mann Holloway, who preceded him in death Nov. 6, 1999. He was the retired owner and captain of the Edward J. Piszek, Inc., Belhaven. He was a member of the Golden Trowel Masonic Lodge No. 97. He was a member of St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee.  Survivors include four daughters, Felecia Windley and April Holloway, both of Belhaven, Daphne Brewington of Greenville, and Pamela Satterthwaite of Belhaven; four sons, Kenneth Holloway, Jeffrey Holloway, Mike Holloway Jr. and Maurice Holloway, all of Belhaven; three sisters, Louise Spencer and Harriett Holloway, both of Belhaven, and Julie Hudson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two brothers, Golet Holloway and Johnny Holloway, both of Belhaven; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Keith Holloway; three sisters, Ida Lofton, Mary Payne and Martha Mooney and three brothers, James Holloway, Chester Holloway and Clayton Holloway.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, November 18, 2006)

Aubrey Ellis Hollowell

Mr. Aubrey Ellis Hollowell, age 75, of Belhaven, N.C., died peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2006 at Harnett Manor nursing home in Lillington, N.C.  A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven. A graveside service will follow at Belhaven Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven.  Paul Harris, Walton P. O’Neal Jr., Neal O’Neal, P.J. Harris, Tom Mackel and Robert McMurry will serve as pallbearers. Dr. Charles Boyette will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  A native of Edenton, he was born on February 23, 1931, to the late Ernest L. Hollowell and Effie Parks Hollowell. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. He was a generous friend to many and will be greatly missed.  Mr. Hollowell served as a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1950 to 1953 in the Korean War. He was the recipient of three Bronze Service Stars and the U.N. Service Medal. He served with the 40th Infantry Division. Mr. Hollowell was a 1958 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, obtaining a bachelor’s-of-science degree in pharmacy. In 1984 the N.C. Pharmaceutical Association certified him as a doctor of pharmacy. Mr. Hollowell began his career as a pharmacist in 1959 at Cromley’s Drug Store and continued at Northside Pharmacy in Raleigh, N.C., and at Vinson’s Pharmacy in Zebulon. In 1977, he moved to Belhaven and worked at Olde Towne Pharmacy. In 1980, he began working at O’Neal’s Pharmacy in both Belhaven and Swan Quarter, where he worked until his retirement. Mr. Hollowell was a very active member of the community as a member of the N.C. Pharmaceutical Association, UNC Alumni Association, Lions Club, Jaycees of North Carolina, Veterans of Foreign Wars Association, and he formerly served on the Beaufort County Board of Health. Mr. Hollowell’s hobbies included photography, motorcycling, ham radios, music and, most of all, talking with friends and strangers who soon became friends. He enjoyed writing humorous letters to the editor and loved making people smile. He was also a member of Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church.  Mr. Hollowell had a very inspiring, optimistic attitude and displayed dignity and courage during a 10-year battle with cancer. The lives of his family and friends will forever be richer because of his influences.  While we mourn his death, we rejoice in the blessing of his life. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Mary Evelyn Riddle Hollowell; his daughter, Marti Elaine Hollowell, and brother, Guy Hollowell, of Edenton. He is survived by his son, David Hollowell and wife Elizabeth and two grandchildren, Connor Hollowell and Melissa Pendergraft of Fuquay-Varina, N.C. He is also survived by his sister Barbara H. Way and her husband, Jack, of Covington, Ga.; brother, E.L. Hollowell Jr. of Edenton, N.C.; and nieces and nephew, David Hollowell, 1600 Wet Stone Drive, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Hollowell family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, May 4, 2006)

Benjamin Byrd Hollowell

Mr. Benjamin Byrd Hollowell, 78, a resident of 461 Maules Point Road, died Tuesday August 7, 2007 at his home, following a long battle with cancer.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday August 9, 2007 at Smyrna FWB Church, Flat Swamp Road, Blounts Creek with Rev. Joel Cannon officiating. Entombment will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Washington. Serving as pallbearers will be Rabon Tripp, Russell Warren, Jessie Tripp, Gil Lewis, Gerard Rowe and Greg Rowe.  Mr. Hollowell was born in Aurora on May 31, 1929 to the late Grover Cleveland Hollowell and the late Sally Palistean Swain Hollowell. He was a graduate of Aurora High School and served his country in the Navy for two years. He retired from PCS, Aurora after twenty-five years of service. Mr. Hollowell was a member of Smyrna FWB Church and served faithfully as a deacon since 1965.  Mr. Hollowell is survived by his wife, Marjorie M. Hollowell; a son Dana V. Hollowell of Blounts Creek; a son Benjamin A. Hollowell and his wife Dixie of Chocowinity; a son Ricky G. Hollowell and wife Jo of Blounts Creek; a daughter Dianna H. Dobbins and her husband Joe of Greenville; and a daughter June M. Bushhhousen and her husband Jerome of Blounts Creek; a brother Nathan Hollowell of Eura, NC; a brother Joseph Lee Hollowell of Aurora; a brother Charles Hollowell of Aurora; a sister Sally H. Brantley of Aurora; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Hollowell was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Rowe Hollowell and sisters Virginia H. Bennett, Mildred H. Stilley and Alice Hollowell; brothers Grover Hollowell and William Hollowell.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to the funeral hour on Thursday August 9, 2007 at Smyrna FWB Church prior to the funeral service and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hollowell Family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary)

Estelle Edwards Hollowell

Mrs. Estelle Edwards Hollowell, age 96, a resident of the Homeplace Assisted Living Center of New Bern and a former resident of Aurora died Tuesday November 21, 2006 at the Craven Regional Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held 2 PM Friday November 24, 2006 at the Edward Christian Church officiated by Pastor David Linton. Burial will follow in the Cuthrell Cemetery in the Small Community of Aurora.  Mrs. Hollowell was born in Beaufort County on June 25, 1910 daughter of the late Henry Edwards and the late Fannie Bennett Edwards. She attended Beaufort County Schools in the Edward Community and married Joseph William Hollowell, Sr. who preceded her in death on December 1, 1971. Mrs. Hollowell was a homemaker and a seamstress who sewed for the community out of her home. She was a faithful member of Edward Christian Church.  Survivors include two sons: Eldon J. Hollowell and his wife Hilda of Winterville and Stanley E. Hollowell and his wife Bonnie of Greenville; two daughters: Evelyn H. Harris and her husband Buddy of Youngsville and Mae H. Gray and her husband Burton of Aurora; twenty grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren. Mrs. Hollowell was preceded in death by a son Joseph William “Bill” Hollowell, Jr.  The family will receive friends from 1 PM to the funeral hour at Edward Christian Church.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hollowell family.  (Paul Funeral Home - Saturday, November 25, 2006)

John Brightman Hollowell, Jr.

Mr. John Brightman “JB” Hollowell, Jr., age 80, a resident of 2119 Tunstall Swamp Rd. Aurora, died Thursday August 5, 2010.   Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday August 9, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. Wesley Taylor and Dr. Robert Cayton. Carl Cayton, Darrell Cayton, Steve Carrow, Bo Williams, Terry Casey, Sr. and Terry Casey, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Hollowell was born in Pitt County on March 22, 1930 to the late John Brightman Hollowell, Sr. and Gatha Lee Ballinger Hollowell. On October 6, 1951 he married Barbara Christine Cayton who survives. He served nearly four years in the United States Navy and then went on to complete his career retiring with twenty years of service in the United States Coast Guard. He was a member of the United States Coast Guard CPO club and a former member of the VFW of Aurora. After retiring from the Coast Guard he spent the next forty years in the Aurora community working various local jobs and happily helping raise grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His hobbies included woodworking, restoring old farm machinery and keeping his yard and other family members yards in immaculate condition.  Survivors include his wife Christine Cayton Hollowell of the home; two daughters, Kathy H. Lewis and husband Malcolm of Aurora, Susan H. Carrow and husband Allen of Aurora; one son, John B. Hollowell, III of Atlanta, Georgia; five grandchildren, Joey Lewis and wife Bridget, Amy Lewis, Eric Lewis, Christie Hardy, Lori Roberson and husband Brandon; four great grandchildren, Ronan Lewis, Morgan Lewis, Braxton Roberson, London Roberson and one brother, Jack Hollowell and wife Leslie of Creedmoor, North Carolina. Mr. Hollowell was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Hollowell and one sister, Louise Stout.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm Sunday August 8, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Hollowell family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Joseph Lee Hollowell

Mr. Joseph Lee “Joe” Hollowell, age 74, a resident of 575 Pearl Street, Aurora, NC died Tuesday November 17, 2009 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday November 19, 2009 at Aurora United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Timothy Ware and Rev. George Jones. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Joe’s grandsons: Ryan Williams, Michael Williams, Patrick Williams and Wilson McBryde; nephew: Lloyd Hollowell and friend Donald Bennett will serve as pallbearers. Joe was born in Beaufort County on December 15, 1934 son of the late Grover Cleveland Hollowell and the late Palistine Swain Hollowell. He was a 1953 graduate of Aurora High School and attended UNC Chapel Hill. Joe served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He married the former Lou Poore on May 28, 1966 who survives. He was president and owner of Aurora Industrial Supply Inc., a member of the Beaufort County ABC Board for twenty six years which he was chairman at his declining health, a member of the Aurora Town Board for ten years, a charter member of the Aurora Lions and Aurora J.C’s, a member of the Aurora VFW Post 9492 and a member of Aurora United Methodist Church. The Beaufort County Commissioners just recently passed a resolution for his honorable service to Beaufort County. He was an entrepreneur, starting many businesses that not only benefited his family but his community as well. Joe is survived by his wife Lou of the home; a son: Clifton E. Williams, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Aurora; two daughters: Sally Williams Burke and her husband Ken Dean of Cary and Christy Williams McBryde and her husband Van of Kinston; a sister: Sallie Brantley of Aurora; two brothers: Nathan Hollowell of Eure, NC and Charles Hollowell of Aurora; six grandchildren: Stacy Rowe Brooks, Ryan Williams, Michael Williams, Patrick Williams, Lauren Gray and Wilson McBryde; two great grandchildren: Alexis Brooks and Bryson Brooks. Joe was preceded in death by two sisters: Mildred Stilley and Virginia Bennett and three brothers: William Hollowell, Grover Hollowell and Benjamin Hollowell.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery and at other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, November 18, 2009)

Lillian Eva Hollowell

“Lilly” was born on Independence Day, July 4, 2010. She proved to be a little fighter and was aptly named “Little Firecracker.” Due to a genetic condition called Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome, she had heart damage and a very weak immune system. She got very sick and had to fight for her life a number of times. However, she was well more often than sick, and a very happy little girl. She loved her family and her daily routine. She was quick to smile, very content, and loved life. Lilly blessed countless lives and touched many hearts. We are all better people because of Lilly. We rejoice that she is now in the arms of Jesus.  Lilly was predeceased in eternal life by her grandfather, Frank Hunter Hollowell, Sr. Lilly is survived by her parents, Frank Hunter and Lisa Halbrook Hollowell Jr., of Fuquay-Varina; sister, Tabitha Jade Hollowell and her brother, Frank Hunter Hollowell III of the home; grandparents Virginia Dare Hollowell of Long Acre, NC, Marsha Norris and husband, James of Fuquay-Varina, NC, and Stephen Halbrook and wife Brenda of Fairfax, VA.  The family will be receiving friends from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 18 at Thomas Funeral Home, 401 N. Ennis St., Fuquay-Varina, NC.  Flowers or donations are appreciated. Donations for Lilly’s medical expenses may be made by check to “Christ’s Church of Cary” and mailed to P.O. Box 1034, Cary, NC 27512. 

FUQUAY-VARINA - Lillian Eva Hollowell, 17 months, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2011. The funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 19, 2011 at Peace Presbyterian Church, 1777 West Chatham St., Cary, NC. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, NC at 3:30 p.m.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, December 18, 2011)

Marjorie Meekins Hollowell

Mrs. Marjorie Meekins Hollowell, age 80, a resident of 461 Maules Point Road, Blounts Creek, NC died Friday, February 22, 2008 at her home.  A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday February 24, 2008 at Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Joel Cannon. Entombment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Hollowell was born in Beaufort County on January 24, 1928. She attended Bath High School. Mrs. Hollowell married Benjamin Byrd Hollowell on August 30, 1958 who preceded her in death on August 7, 2007. She was a homemaker, an active member of Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church where she was a member of its ladies auxiliary, and the adult Sunday school class.  Survivors include two daughters: June Bushhousen and her husband Jerome of Blounts Creek and Dianna Dobyns and her husband Joe of Greenville; three sons: Dana Hollowell of Blounts Creek, Ben Hollowell and his wife Dixie of Chocowinity and Ricky Hollowell and his wife Jo of Blounts Creek; one brother: Frank Green of Pittsboro, NC; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Mrs. Hollowell was preceded in death by her birth mother: Elva Becker Lambert; her adopted father: Steve Meekins; her adoptive mother: Nancy Shepherd Meekins; a brother: Brownie Meekins and four sisters: Martha Hamilton, Leona Jefferson, Blanche Woolard and Abera Silverthorne.  The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hollowell family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, February 23, 2008)

Vernice Holmes

Vernice Holmes, of the 300 block of W. 35th St., has taken a flight home to be with the Lord. She died Aug. 20, 1996.  Born in Washington, N.C., she retired as a cook for Smith and Welton Department Store after 13 years service. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Norfolk, Temple #1 A Daughter of the Elks I.B.P.O.W. and the Annie B. Mourning Tent #607, Norfolk. She was treasurer of the Willing and Worker Club and a missionary.  Survivors include her mother, Blanche Givens of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Lola Brown of Norfolk; a brother, Lloyd Brown of Norfolk; a nephew, Aarron Mucthison of Norfolk; and a host of other devoted relatives and friends.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Norfolk, by Dr. L. Joseph Williams. The Tents will assemble at 6 p.m. today at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Norfolk. The Elks will assemble at 7 p.m today at the funeral home. Body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Saturday. Family will receive friends at noon Saturday at 301 W. 35th St., Norfolk, for funeral procession to the church and other times.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – August 23, 1996; pg. B8)

France Forbes Klass Holton

Former Plymouth resident Frances Forbes Klass Holton, 86, died Thursday, December 15, 2011, at UHS/Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  She was born in Washington on April 9, 1925 to S. B. and Mary Swain Forbes. She is survived by her loving husband of ten years, Donald C. Holton of Washington. Also, surviving are a son, Gus Holton and wife, Ann Ryan of Flagstaff AZ and a daughter-in-law Mary Holton of Las Vegas NV. Eldest son, Eric Holton died in 2010.  Frances was formerly married to William R. Klass who preceded her in death on December 3, 1995.  She was admired and loved by family and friends and always had an encouraging word for everyone she met. Having no children of her own, she was loved and looked up to as a mother by many children in the neighborhood. Frances will always be remembered as a pet lover. She loved and nurtured many sick pets back to health. In recent years, she was a member of Ponzer Ruritan Club.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2011 in Pamlico County at the Holton Family Cemetery near Olympia. Frances was a member of Victory Christian Fellowship of Plymouth which she loved dearly and was very involved as a Sunday school teacher and promoted home visitation and Bible study. Pastor Avis Hammond will be officiating the service.  Friends may visit with the family following the service or at other times at their home in Washington at 208 Iron Creek Drive.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

Earnest Lee Hooker

Mr. Earnest Lee Hooker, 52, of 164 Old County Road, Belhaven, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in White Plain Ministries with minister Richard Hooker officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery.  Mr. Hooker was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 2, 1955. He was the son of Hazel R. Hooker and the late Cleveton Hooker Sr. He was a graduate of the former John A. Wilkinson High School. He was an Army veteran.  Survivors include three daughters, Tina Selby of Washington, Alisha Rodman and Ja Quisha Rodman, both of the Terra Ceia community of Pantego; nine brothers, Van Arthur of New York, Johnny Arthur of New Bern, Richard Hooker of Fayetteville, Cleveton Hooker Jr. and Antonio Woods, both of Belhaven, Timothy Hooker of Charlotte, Fred Hooker of Greenville, Connie Hooker of Alaska and Van Weston of New Jersey; three sisters, Patricia Hooker, Hattie H. Rodman and Sharon Woods, all of Belhaven and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home. A walk-in visitation will take place today from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, May 23, 2008)

Alice Pearl Hooks

MULLINS - Alice Pearl Hooks, 65, died Saturday, June 1, 1996, in a Florence hospital.  Ms. Hooks was born in Beaufort County, N.C., a daughter of the late A.G. and Sophronia Bullard Jernigan. She was a sewing machine operator at Anvil Knitwear.  Survivors include two sons, Randy Hooks of Charlotte, N.C., and Andy Hooks of Dillon; two daughters, Ila Thompson and Susan Thompkins, both of Mullins; a brother, W.G. Jernigan of Whiteville, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren.  The funeral will be 5 tonight at Meares Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Cedardale Cemetery.  (The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC) – June 3, 1996; pg. C2)

Essie Belle Foster Hooten

Mrs. Essie Belle Foster Hooten, age 93, of 19 Wilkins Rd. Belhaven, died Saturday October 7, 2006 at her home.  Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at Ryder Hill Cemetery at Pamlico Beach and will be conducted by Rev. John W. Hooten Jr. James Mercer, Willis Kirk, Tim Willis, Chris Mercer, Kevin Howard and Chris Enrico will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Hooten was born in Beaufort Co. March 8, 1913 to the late Joseph “Joe” and Ella Mae Daniels Foster. On May 3, 1933 she married John Charlie Hooten who preceded her in death on April 2, 1991. Mrs. Hooten was a nursing assistant at DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, VA and also for Portsmouth General Hospital. She was a foster mother of five children, was a caregiver for an elderly woman for seven years and was a member of Wades Point Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Survivors include; two daughters, Dorothy Kirk and husband, John of Belhaven, Shirley Bailey and husband, Steve of Efland; one son, John Hooten and wife, Judy of Belhaven, nine grandchildren and twenty five great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four brothers; Ralph Foster, Kelly Foster, Burl Foster, Joe Foster, two sisters; Blanche Hopkins and Sally Reamey.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Hooten family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, October 10, 2006)

William Jarvis Hooten

William Jarvis Hooten, editor of the El Paso Times for 30 years, died Friday at age 90. Hooten, who retired in 1970, was born in Chocowinity, N.C., on Sept. 5, 1900. He came to El Paso in 1918 and worked as a telegrapher for the Associated Press for nine years before joining the El Paso Herald in 1927 as a reporter. When the Herald merged in 1931 with the El Paso Post to become the El Paso Herald-Post, Hooten joined the El Paso Times.  (Rocky Mountain News (Colorado) – March 4, 1991; pg. 127)

Robert Virgil Hope, Jr.

MARIETTA, GA. - Mr. Robert "Bob" Virgil Hope, Jr., 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Pine Hill City Cemetery in Burlington, NC, with the Rev. Preston Parson and the Rev. Dace Lewis officiating. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at Front Street Christian Church, Burlington.  Born in Washington, NC, Mr. Hope moved to Burlington as a young adult. He was an honorary coach of the Walter Williams High School Football team in Burlington. He also attended the University of Tennessee and Milliagan College. He was a member of the Front St. Christian Church in Burlington, in which he was a deacon emeritus.  Survivors include his sister, Vail Hope Ellis of Marietta, Ga.; nieces, Vail Allen Covington of Greenville, SC, Katharine Ellis Smith of Marietta, Ga., Cam Ellis Solms of Marietta, Ga., June Ellis Curlott of Greensboro, Leeanne Hope Brodbeck of Greensboro; nephews, Nick Ellis of Conyers, Ga. and Frank E. Hope, II of Burlington.  Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta, Ga. is in charge of arrangements.  (Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC) – November 28, 1998; pg. B4)

Bernice Tingen Hopkins

Mrs. Bernice Tingen Hopkins, age 75, a resident of Autumnfield Retirement Home, Belhaven, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Mrs. Hopkins had requested that her body be donated to science. A private service will be held at a later date.  Mrs. Hopkins was born in Beaufort County on May 7, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Kindred Tingen and Rosa Beavers Tingen. Mrs. Hopkins was a retired registered nurse. She was a member of the Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  Mrs. Hopkins was married to Dallas Hopkins, who preceded her in death, December 24, 1990.  Survivors include one son, Tommie Norris and his wife, Audrey of Chocowinity; three daughters, Dorian Pierce of Washington, Pam McVicker and her husband, Ricky of Chocowinity; Karen Whitehead and her husband, A.G. of Washington; two sisters, Betsy Slade of Washington, Faye Smith of Vanceboro; one brother, Larry Tingen of Washington; and four grandchildren, Kristen Whitehead, Matthew Norris, Christopher Norris and Trent Whitehead.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Hopkins was preceded in death by a son, Jeryle Norris; a sister, Patsy Peay; a brother, Curtis Tingen; and a son-in-law, Howard Pierce.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2008 at the home of her daughter, Karen Whitehead, 785 Old Bath Highway, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hopkins family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, May 2, 2008)

Curnie Hopkins

“Captain” Curnie Hopkins, 84, of Brunswick, Georgia died September 28, 2014 at Hospice of the Golden Isles surrounded by family and friends following a brave battle against cancer. Curnie was born November 7, 1929, one of ten children born to the late William Jasper and Hattie Fulford Hopkins of Pamlico Beach, NC.  He is survived by his wife, Elwanda Johnson Hopkins of the home, a son Lee (Ruby) Hopkins of Belhaven, North Carolina, a daughter Belinda (Dick) Garner of Mocksville, North Carolina, five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, three sisters and many special nieces and nephews.  “Captain” Curnie was a lifelong commercial fisherman retiring at the young age of 82. He was a highly respected Captain and fisherman, owning and operating numerous boats over the years along the Southeast coast. He was loved by his crew and mentored many young fishermen. Curnie will be remembered as generous and caring always there for his friends and family. He was a master boat builder and carpenter. Curnie was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Brunswick, Georgia.  A gathering of family and friends will be at Chapman’s Funeral Home Brunswick, Georgia from 5-7 pm September 30. 2014. Burial will take place in North Carolina on Thursday, October 2, 2014. The family will receive friends and family from 2-3 pm at the family cemetery, Tator Hole, in Pamlico Beach. Graveside service will follow visitation. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Georgia.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hopkins family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

David Stanley Hopkins, Sr.

Mr. David Stanley Hopkins, Sr., 96, of 5340 Old Pamlico Beach Road, Belhaven, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill with the Rev. Dean Fulford officiating.  Wayne Hopkins, William Randall Sadler, John Stanley Hopkins, Mark Osnoe, Dusty Radcliff Jr. and Brandon “Chase” Whichard will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Hopkins was born in Beaufort County on March 24, 1920. He was the son of the late Daniel Everett Hopkins and Rhoda Elizabeth Foster Hopkins. On May 13, 1930, he married the former Blanch Foster, who preceded him in death Jan. 20, 1990. He was a commercial fisherman. He was of the Pentecostal faith.  Survivors include one son, David Stanley Hopkins Jr. of Kitty Hawk; one daughter, Ruby Hopkins Sadler of Washington; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, June 22, 2006)

Julia Sadler Hopkins

Julia “Peggy” Sadler Hopkins, 76, a resident of Aurora, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at her home. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Barnett cemetery, Hobucken, with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Margaret Ann Myers, 1351 Bergin Rd., Aurora. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, April 18, 2012)

Levi Hopkins

Mr. Levi "Paul" Hopkins, 47, of 773 Old Pamlico Beach Road West, Belhaven, died Friday, February 9, 2007 at his home.  Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill, conducted by pastor Medford Hopkins.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Robbie Hopkins, Nicky Hopkins, Freddie Lee Hopkins, Steve Foster, Donnie Keech and Dwayne Hopkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Jody Hopkins, Josh Hopkins, Winkie Underhill, Roberto Loya, Clyde Kirk, Michael Hopkins and Bonner Sawyer Jr.  Mr. Hopkins was born in Beaufort County on December 27, 1959. He was the son of Murphy Jackson Hopkins Sr. and the late Margaret Delores Daniels Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins worked as a commercial fisherman.  On October 4, 1982, he married the former Tina Marie Guest, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Heather Foster and Justin Hopkins both of Belhaven; a son, Christopher Hopkins, of Belhaven; his father, Murphy Jackson Hopkins Sr. of Belhaven; a brother, Murphy Hopkins Jr. of Belhaven; and one grandson.  In addition to his mother, Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by a brother, James Robert Hopkins.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Hopkins family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, February 12, 2007)

Mattie Mae Cobb Hopkins

Mrs. Mattie Mae Cobb Hopkins, 87, of 712 James St., Washington, and formerly of 708 W. 13th St., Washington, died Monday, June 9, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cornerstone Family Life Worship Center, Washington, with Bishop James S. McIntyre Sr., pastor Clara Albritton and Bishop James Boston officiating. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mrs. Hopkins was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 13, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Ida Cobb Bell and Will Langley. She earned her GED. She was married to William Frank Hopkins Sr., who preceded her in death Jan. 6, 2006. She had been employed at John Small School cafeteria in Washington. She was a lifelong member of the Ninth Street Church of God, now Cornerstone Family Life Worship Center in Washington.  Survivors include four daughters, Sarah Godley, Gloria Moore, Barbara Floyd and Brenda Williams, all of Washington; one sister, Christine Cutler of Washington; 10 grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, William Frank “June” Hopkins Jr.; six sisters, Henrietta Bell, Janie Godley, Odelia Knight, Frances Knight, Lethel Bell Ford and Mary Barrow and one brother, William A. Cobbs.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] –Friday, June 13, 2008)

Nellie Rebecca Asby Hopkins

Ms. Nellie Rebecca "Becky" Asby Hopkins of 304 Village Circle, Washington, died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with pastor Phillip Jethro officiating.  Ms. Hopkins was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 8, 1939. She was the daughter of Neta Mae Pugh Asby and the late Robert Wilson Asby. She was a 1957 graduate of the former Bath High School. She worked with Care Focus as a home health care nurse until her retirement in 2002. She attended Alligood Church of God.  Survivors include one daughter, Bobbie Jo Gibbs of Washington; four sisters, Shelby Muse, Lillian Boyd, Arlene May and Bonita Davenport, all of Washington; four brothers, Barry Asby, Charles Asby, Carl Asby and Danny Asby, all of Washington; four grandchildren; and her former husband, George E. Hopkins of Belhaven.  She was preceded in death by one son, George Robert Hopkins Sr., and one brother, Bobby Asby.  The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home of her sister, Lillian Boyd, 1815 Slatestone Road, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, July 18, 2006)

Ronald E. Hopkins

Ronald E. Hopkins age 63, a resident of Ballard Street, Chocowinity, NC died Sunday October 9, 2011 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington.  A memorial service will be held at 7:30PM Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 15th Street Church of God in Washington, NC.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30PM prior to the service at the church.  Mr. Hopkins was born in Norfolk, VA the son of the late Mack William Hopkins, Sr. and Eva Gray Wells Hopkins. Ronald worked as a painter most of his life. He worked with Bell's Painting for a number of years. He had many friends and enjoyed his life and time spent with his family and friends.  Ronald is survived by two grandchildren, Darrow Hopkins Buck and Jordan Hopkins both of Bayboro, NC and one great grandchild, Braxton Wallace Buck.   He was preceded In death by a son, Rodney Eugene Hopkins, a brother, Mack William Hopkins, Jr., and a sister Gloria Hopkins Jones.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Hopkins family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Willie Lee Hopkins

Mr. Willie Lee Hopkins, 83, of 300 Minuteman Lane, Washington, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Cornerstone Family Worship Center, Washington, with the Rev. Nancy Sadler and Bishop James McIntyre officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Hopkins was born in Beaufort County on June 17, 1923. He was the son of the late Ben and Mary Latham Hopkins. He attended the Beaufort County schools. He was married to Ella Gray Grice Hopkins, who preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer. He was a lifelong member of Adamsville Church of God, Washington.  Survivors include two daughters, Eunice A. Barrow of Aurora and Mary L. Smith of Washington; three sons, Willie Hopkins Jr. of Jamaica, N.Y., and Paul Wilson and Larry Hopkins, both of Washington; 19 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sons, James E. Hopkins and Jasper L. Hopkins.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home of his daughter, Mary Smith, 123 Parkview Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, September 2, 2006)

Nettie Bell Whitley Horrell

Mrs. Nettie Bell Whitley Horrell, age 82, a resident of 245 South Fifth Street, Apt. 203 Aurora, NC died Wednesday June 4, 2008 at her home.  A funeral will be held at 4:00PM Friday June 6, 2008 at the Edward Christian Church with Pastor David Linton officiating. Burial will follow in the Edward Christian Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Horrell was born on March 2, 1926 daughter of the late William Ardie Whitley and Edna Mae Jones Whitley. She was a homemaker and a member of Edward Christian Church.  Mrs. Horrell is survived by one daughter: Bell Summerlin of Aurora, two grand-daughters: Dr. Michelle Baker Gordon of Montrose, CO and Christol Summerlin of Raleigh, two great- grandchildren: Collin Gordon and Lillian Gordon, and one sister: Mildred Earp of Spring Hope. Mrs. Horrell was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Our beloved Ma Ma will be missed.  The family will receive friends on Thursday June 5, 2008 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Edward Christian Church and other times at the home of her daughter located at 245 South Fifth Street Apt. 202 Aurora, NC.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Horrell family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, June 5, 2008)

Melba Chauncey Housley

Mrs. Melba Chauncey Housley, age 78 a resident of 525 East 2nd Street, Washington, NC died Friday January 13, 2012 at home.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Monday January 16, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Eddie Bowen. Steve Chauncey, Thomas Rogers, Kirby Ballance, Doug Otts, Kenny Clifton, Glenn Mercer, Eddie Squires and Eddie Sheppard will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Housley was born in Beaufort County on November 20, 1933 daughter of the late Jay Chauncey and Cassie Chesson Chauncey. On May 22, 1950, she married Jessie Manuel Housley, who survives. She was a homemaker, a Shrine Lady, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Old Ford Church of Christ.  In addition to her husband Manuel of the home, she is survived by her son, Douglas Manuel Housley and wife Sharon of Chocowinity; double cousin, Steve Chauncey; loving cousin, Joyce Ann Seavey; step grand daughter, Tania Harris; step grandson, Wayne Harris; god daughter, Linda Morgan Clifton; and god daughter, Joyce Morgan Bell.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Sunday January 15, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to be serving the Housley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Nancy Jane Miller Houston

Mrs. Nancy Jane (Miller) Houston, age 62, a resident of Chocowinity, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2009 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 2, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church, Washington, NC conducted by Reverend Darryl Evans. There will also be a memorial service held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH 45429  Mrs. Houston was born in Canton, Ohio on January 10, 1947. She was the daughter of the late James C. and Margaret E. Miller. Mrs. Houston graduated from Mount Lebanon High School, in Pittsburgh, PA, Wittenberg University, in Springfield, OH with a BS in Education, and the University of Dayton, in Dayton, OH with a Masters of Science in Education. She was a highly regarded educator in Ohio for 30 years as a teacher, Reading Specialist, Curriculum Coordinator, and a Regional Director of Teacher Development for the State of Ohio. During this time, Mrs. Houston was active in a number of organizations and was President of the Ohio Chapter of the International Reading Association. Mrs. Houston has spent the past 10 years at East Carolina University (ECU), in Greenville, NC where, most recently, she was the Lead Coordinator in the Office of Clinical Experiences for the College of Education. Mrs. Houston was a member of the Cypress Landing Golf Club, Cypress Landing Home Owners Association and the First Presbyterian Church.  On August 9, 1969, Mrs. Houston married Robert Alan Houston, who survives.  Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Carrie Lin and husband, Jon Schade and their children, Mary Caroline and Luke Robert all of Dayton, Ohio,Melinda Beth and husband, Matthew T. Shultz and their children, Jackson Matthew and Colton Robert-Thomas of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Carolyn Fleig and husband, Dan of Cleveland , Ohio and Carolyn’s sons Todd Weber (deceased), and Scott Weber, wife, Loree and their children, Mackenzie, Malloree, Chase and Colby, Dan’s daughter, Kathy and husband, Jeff Wichert and their children, Kaylee, Brian, and Justin; and Dan’s son, Jeff Fleig; a sister, Margie Langworthy of Atlanta, GA, and her son Jason and wife Sara, a brother, Jim Miller and wife, Pam of Chicago, Illinois and their sons, Greg and Marc Miller; sister in law, Beth Ann Houston of Dayton, Ohio; brother in law, W. Brock Houston and wife, Nola of San Diego, Ca; their son, Jason, wife Kimberly and their daughters, Emma and Kathrin, son, Ryan, wife Jennifer and their children, Wyatt and Benjamin, and son Brant and wife, Tricia and their son Liam.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Houston family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, January 1, 2010)

Audrey Gray Rodman Windley Howard

Mrs. Audrey Gray Rodman Windley Howard, 88, of 124 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, died Monday, May 19, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Word of Life Worship Center, Washington, with Bishop Aaron McCarter officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Howard was born in Beaufort County on May 9, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Arnecie McCullough Rodman and William Thomas Rodman Sr. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to Leroy Windley Sr., who preceded her in death. She later married Mayhue Howard, who also preceded her in death. She had worked with the Blue Channel Co. of Belhaven. She was a member of Word of Life Worship Center, Washington, where she served on the Mother Board.  Survivors include three daughters, Sandra G. Windley and Glenda Ann Windley, both of the home, and Patricia McCarter of Grimesland; one stepdaughter, Addie M. Clark of Belhaven; one daughter-in-kind, Darlene Hawks of Washington; seven sons, Vernon Windley of Norfolk, Va., Earl Thomas Windley of Ossining, N.Y., James L. Windley, Willie F. Windley and Kenneth Windley, all of Baltimore, Md., and Leroy Windley Jr. and Larry Windley, both of Washington; two sisters, Cora Lee Jenkins of Jacksonville, and Emma L. Peterson of New York; one brother, James Rodman of New York; 30 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, William T. Rodman, and one stepson, Kenneth Howard.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, May 23, 2008)

Mrs. Audrey Windley Howard of 124 East Martin Luther King Drive, Washington, N.C., died Monday, May 19, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington, N.C.  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Hopkins, Margie Moore and Leona Keech.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 North Bonner Street, Washington, N.C.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, May 24, 2008)

Betty L. Reddick Howard

Mrs. Betty L. Reddick Howard, 66, of 624 Hardin Drive, Inglewood, Calif., and formerly of Beaufort County, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Howard was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 31, 1940. She was the daughter of the late Phalia Pierce Reddick and Samuel Harvin Reddick. She was a high school graduate. She was married to Robert Howard Sr., who survives.  Survivors include one son, Robert Howard II of Inglewood, Calif.; two sisters, Carolyn R. Pigford of Durham, and Clayvorn Reddick of Washington; five brothers, William Reddick and Robert Reddick, both of Greenville, Bobby Reddick of Rockaway Park, N.Y., and Henry Reddick and Richard Reddick, both of Washington; and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the home of her brother, Henry Reddick, 6748 Clarks Neck Road, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, August 17, 2007)

Gladys Irene Lilley Howard

Mrs. Gladys “Irene” Lilley Howard, age 84, a resident of 550 Oak Ridge Lane, Belhaven, NC died Saturday October 20, 2012 at River Trace Nursing Center of Washington, NC.   A graveside funeral service will be held 11 AM Monday October 22, 2012 at the Oscar Lilley Cemetery of Pinetown officiated by Pastor J. N. Baggett and Pastor Greg Bell. Pallbearers will be Zack Howard, Larry Hudson, Carter Hudson, John Nick Foreman, Austin Foreman and Mitchell Morgan. Honorary pallbearers will be Tulsa Hudson, Frankie Kelley and Danny Lilley.  Mrs. Irene was born in Beaufort County on July 8, 1928 daughter of the late Elijah Lilley and the late Elizabeth Harris Lilley. She married William Thomas “Bill” Howard, Sr. on April 15, 1943 who preceded her in death on August 29, 1997. She was a homemaker and a member of Pinetown Missionary Baptist Church.   Mrs. Irene is survived by two daughters: Helen Kelley of Belhaven and Alma Carrow (Ronald) of Pinetown; two sons: Billy Howard (Patsy) of Goldsboro and Johnny Howard (Dinah) of Pantego; a brother: Grover Lilley of Knots Island, NC; two sisters: Helen Lilley of Chesapeake, VA and Ella Dail of Washington; twelve grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren. Mrs. Irene is predeceased by a sister: Lula Brown and three half-brothers: Henry Lilley Johnny Lilley and Edgar Lilley.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Sunday October 21, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Howard family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Hazel Pettiford Howard

Mrs. Hazel Pettiford Howard, 85, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center and formerly of 33621 U.S. Highway 264 East, Belhaven, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at Cross Creek.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Saint James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Elder Barry James officiating. Burial will follow in Pettiford-Howard Cemetery.  Mrs. Howard was born in Beaufort County on June 24, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Eli and Delzora H. Pettiford. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to Randolph Howard Sr., who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Survivors include one granddaughter, Amy Howard Francis of Washington.  She was preceded in death by one son, Randolph Howard Jr.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.  Condolences may be sent to Mary S. Howard-Chance, 429 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, NC 27885 or Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, June 20, 2007)

William D. Howard

Mr. William “Bill” Howard, 74, of 538 West Main St., Belhaven, died Tuesday, May 23, 2007 at his home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Corner Stone Tabernacle Outreach Ministers with Evangelist Dennis Davis officiating.  Mr. Howard was born on July 23, 1932. He is the son of the late William and Helen Goode Howard. He graduated from Orange High School, in Orange, N.J., St. Phillips College of Texas, RCA Institute in New York City, Sylvania School of Technology in Boston, Mass. He also attended Beaufort County Community College for small engine repair and computer technology. He was married to Evangelyn Howard who survives.  Survivors include three daughters, Crystal Mattamore of Los Angeles, Calif., Cheryl Bagley of Bronx, N.Y., Tara Thompson of Columbus, Ohio; two foster daughters, Jenise Fonville-Noels and Jeannette Spencer, both of Maryland; two sons, A. Douglas Howard of Bronx, N.Y. and William “Will” D. Howard II of Belhaven, N.C.; and 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Howard.  Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Leon Randolph Memorial Chapel and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home at 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, May 28, 2007)

William Thomas Howard, Sr.

PANTEGO - William Thomas Howard, Sr., of Pantego, died Friday, Aug. 29 at home.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church in Pinetown with the Rev. Bill Mobley officiating.  Burial was in Oscar Lilley Cemetery.  Alton Wallace, H.E. Boyd, Toby Wallace, Octavis Wallace, Ted Wallace, and Ray Cutler will serve as pallbearers.  Howard was born Feb. 9, 1917 in Beaufort County, the son of the late Cornelius and Emily Martin Howard.  On April 15, 1943, he married the former Irene Lilley, who survives.  Howard was a retired farmer, a devoted husband and a member of Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Thursday, September 4, 1997; pg. 11A)

Elizabeth Ammons Howell

Mrs. Elizabeth M. Ammons Howell, of 1169 Ripp Hwy., Pinetown, NC died on April 10, 2013. Mrs. Howell was born In Clio, SC on October 26, 1929 the daughter of the late Daniel Thomas and Bessie King Ammons. She was the beloved wife, soul mate and business partner of Vernon F. Howell, Sr. She was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, Gibson, NC and she attended Bath United Methodist Church, Bath, NC. She was a loving mother to seven children, their families and many others of whom she came in contact with during her life. She attended Clio Public School and upon graduation she was employed by BC Moore and Sons, Dillon, SC. During her employment she was chosen "Miss Dillon County". Some of the many qualities that characterized Mrs. Howell were her kindness and affection towards her many friends with whom she prayed for and treasured daily. One of her proudest honors was being chosen, The Washington Daily News "Mother of The Year" by many friends and extended family. One of her many joys was working in her yard and growing her beautiful flowers.  Mrs. Howell is survived by her husband, Vernon F. Howell, Sr. of the home and six children, thirteen grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. She was also looking forward to the birth of her next great grandchild Wyatt, in June.  Her children are Vernon Franklin Howell, Jr. and wife Nell of Washington, NC, Fred Thomas Howell and wife Debbie Jo of Pinetown, NC, Colon Whitfield Howell and wife Brenda Kay of Pinetown, NC, Wayne Ammons Howell and wife Candy of Pinetown, NC, Elizabeth Denise (Lisa) Howell Brown and husband Billy of Washington, NC, Forrest Glenn Howell and wife Fran of Pinetown, NC and she was preceded in death by a son Winston Gibson Howell.  Her grandchildren are Franklin Todd Howell and wife Reagan of Greenville, NC, Winston Thomas Howell and wife Kristi of Winterville, NC, Frederick Christopher Howell and wife Michele of Pantego, NC, Holly Elizabeth Howell Honeycutt and husband Brad of Morehead City, NC, Pate Whitfield Howell and wife Ambre of Pinetown, NC, Pamela Kay Howell Boyd and husband Jeremy of Pinetown, NC, Ashley Candace Howell Swindell and husband Lance of Plymouth, NC, Wayne Ammons Howell, Jr. of Pinetown, NC, Elizabeth Gabrielle Brown and Megan Athleen Brown of Washington, NC, Forrest Chandler Howell, Daniel Griffin Howell and Cameron William Howell of Pinetown, NC. She was preceded in death by a grandson Stuart Brown.  Her great grandchildren are, Emerson Thomas Howell, Allie Elizabeth Howell, Hamilton Layne Howell, Gage Holmes Boyd, Bowen Thomas Honeycutt and Claire Elizabeth Howell.  We would like to recognize her caregiver and companion Maria Silvia Salas Valle whom she loved like a daughter and also caregiver Maria Lupita G. Ramirez.  She is survived by two sisters Hazel A. Snipes of Marion, SC, Annie Catherine A. Collins and husband Leston of Winston-Salem, NC.  She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Gloria H Coughenhour and husband Clarence of Laurinburg, NC, Wanda H. Stanton and husband Robert of Bennettsville, SC, Freda H. Mann and husband Patrick of Beaverton, Oregon and one deceased sister-in-law Anne H. Braswell.   She was preceded in death by her brother Daniel Thomas Ammons, Jr., and sisters Sadie A. Stephens, Margarette A. Baxley and Julia A. McLaurin.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Washington, 304 W. Second Street, officiated by the Rev. William Creech and a dear family friend Mr. Arnold Pressey. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery of Washington, NC. Pallbearers are her sons, Vernon F. Howell, Jr., Fred Thomas Howell, Colon Whitfield Howell, Wayne Ammons Howell, Forrest Glenn Howell, son-in-law, Billy Eakes Brown and nephew Jake Coughenhour.  The family will receive friends on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, 900 John Small Ave., Washington, NC and other times at the home located at 1169 Ripp Hwy., Pinetown, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Howell family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James J. Howerin, Jr.

Mr. James J. Howerin, Jr., 82, of 14 River Acres East, Washington, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Howerin was born in New Bern, N.C., March 1, 1925, to the late James J. and Irene Tuthill Howerin.  He is survived by his wife Athalia Alligood Gravely Howerin of Washington, son Kenneth G. Howerin and wife Fern of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter Katherine Howerin Peralta and husband Raul of Trinity, N.C.; son Keith G. Howerin and wife Jacquelin of Greenville, S.C.; stepchildren William A. Gravely, Jr. and wife Jill, Charles Steven Gravely and wife Martha, Harley Gravely and wife Sherry, all of Washington, N.C., and Athy Gravely Robinson of Creedmoor. He is also survived by nine grandchildren. Mr. Howerin was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Marion Smith Swain, formerly of Washington, N.C.  James graduated with the 1942 class of Washington High School and earned a B.S. from Wake Forest University in 1948.  Proud to serve his country, he fought as an infantryman in Europe from 1944 to 1945. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Prisoner of War Medal and combat infantry badge. He later served in the Army Reserve for 16 years, being honorably discharged as a captain.  James retired from the chemical industry in 1986 after working 7 years with Allied Chemical in Hopewell, Va., and 31 years with E.I. du Pont in Kinston, Wilmington and Monterey, Mexico.  Throughout his adult life, James was active in the Presbyterian Church. He served as a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church in Kinston, N.C., as an elder on the session at Clemmons Presbyterian Church and as an elder on the session at First Presbyterian Church in Washington.  He was a longtime member of Civitan Internal Civic Club, serving in all club offices and as lieutenant governor and a member of the district-level Governor’s Council. Always active, he volunteered at the N.C. Estuarium, was president of the Down East Seniors club and was a member of the “Little” Supper Club.  Family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Hillside Funeral Service. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington with the Rev. Darryl C. Evans officiating. There will be a reception immediately following the service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, July 14, 2007)

James Samuel Howerin, Sr.

James Samuel Howerin, Sr., 79, of the 300 block of Roundtree Drive, passed away on April 19, 2004. He was born in Beaufort County, N.C. to the late Jesse R. Howerin and the late Jennie Clark Howerin.  He is survived by his daughter, Emily Selbrede of Virginia Beach; two sons, Robert D. Howerin of Norfolk and James S. Howerin Jr. of Virginia Beach; sister, Ester Bors of Dover, Del.; and seven grandchildren.  A private memorial service will be held.  The Cremation Society of Virginia, Virginia Beach, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – April 22, 2004; pg. B9)

David Harold Howland

David Harold Howland, 42, of the 800 block of W. Princess Anne Road, a gourmet baker, died April 4, 1990, in a hospital.  Mr. Howland, a native of Beaufort County, N.C., was employed with Elliott Rosen's Catering. He was an Army veteran.  He is survived by his parents, Willie Belle Harris Howland and Charlie Howland of Belhaven, N.C.; and a brother, Charlie R. Howland Jr. of Wichita Falls, Texas.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, by the Rev. Marshall S. Parvin, Jr. Burial will be in Belhaven Community Cemetery. Friends may join the family at 404 Bay St., Belhaven. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, has supplied information.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – April 6, 1990; pg. D2)

Willie Belle Howland

Mrs. Willie Belle Howland, age 89, a resident of 434 East Bay St. in Belhaven, died on March 13, 2007 at Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Travis Boyd. Burial will follow at Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mrs. Howland was born in Hyde County on December 7, 1917, daughter of the late Perrion Harris and the late Vera Harris. She married Charlie Roy Howland Sr. who preceded her in death on September 29, 1996. Mrs. Howland was a member of First Christian Church in Belhaven.  Survivors include a son: Charlie Roy Howland Jr. and his wife Else of Wichita Falls, Texas; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Howland was preceded in death by a son, David Harold Howland and an infant daughter, Mattie Belle Howland.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 18, 2007 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Howland family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, March 17, 2007)

 Charles Tayloe Hoyt, Jr.

JACKSONVILLE, NC - Charles Tayloe Hoyt, Jr., 75, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at Onslow Memorial Hospital after a long battle with emphysema. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. James Cooke officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Church Columbarium.  Born on January 5, 1933 to the late Charles T. and Pearl Pearce Hoyt, he was raised in Washington, NC. He graduated with an A.B. Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1955, where he was also a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, and then earned his Masters, M.A. and Ed. Degree from East Carolina University. From 1955-1959 he served with the U.S. Marine Corps, as a First Lieutenant and then as a Captain.  In 1964, he moved to Onslow County to become the Director of Education and Media Services for the Onslow County School System. He taught Extension Classes in Eastern NC for ECU for 10 years and also taught summer classes on campus at ECU. He served Onslow County Schools for 38+ years, 28 years of which he was the Assistant Superintendent, as Supervisor for Purchasing, Maintenance, Transportation, Food Services and Technical Services. He planned and directed the building programs including 17 new schools and additions and renovations at 17 other schools. He diligently supported the cultural arts and athletic programs, having built or remodeled those facilities in Onslow County. He also closed the schools at Tabernacle and the old Swansboro Elementary School. He retired in 2002.  He was a member of the St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, where he served in various capacitates, including the Vestry and the Choir. He was also a member of the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club since 1968, where he held the offices of President, Treasurer and Program Chairman.  He had a lifelong interest in training American Saddlebred Show Horses. He served as an official for the Coastal Plains Horse Show Association for many years.  Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Craven Hoyt; three daughters, Isabel Hoyt Mangan of Hilton Head, SC, Elizabeth Perry Hoyt Safhay of Hawley, PA and Hannah Elizabeth Fouts of Chapel Hill; grandson, Charlie A. Mangan of Hilton Head, SC; granddaughter, Natalia Edwards Fouts of Chapel Hill; and uncle, Sam N. Pearce of Washington, DC.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, October 10, 2008)

Bernice G. Hubbard

Bernice G. Hubbard of the 400 block of W. 28th St. died Oct. 2, 1999, at DePaul Medical Center.  Born in Washington, N.C., she was a homemaker and a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church and the Pioneer Club. She was the widow of Alonzo Hubbard.  Survivors include a daughter, Bernadine Elliott of Virginia Beach; two sons, Cornelius Green of Medford, Long Island, N.Y., and Darrell Hubbard of New York; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Ronnie Joyner. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The remains will be ready for viewing at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The family will assemble at 10 a.m. at 414 W. 28th St. for the procession.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 5, 1999; pg. B6)

Elmer Hubers

Elmer Hubers, 81, of 5846 Christian School Road, Pantego, died Sunday, June 15, 2008, in his home.  Mr. Hubers was born December 22, 1926 in Orange City, Iowa and was the son of the late John A. and Kate Huisman Hubers. On June 7, 1950, he married the former Jane A. Vande Brake in Sioux Center, Iowa. While living in Iowa he worked as a mechanic at Niessink and Kempers and operated Hubers’ Standard Service Station. In 1960 he moved to Pantego, N.C. and managed an Oliver dealership, worked for First Colony Farms and began a land clearing business. He gradually bought and cleared land in Ponzer and began farming in 1964 as a partner in Double H Farm. As a member of Covenant United Reformed Church, he was active in various church activities. He had a special love for Terra Ceia Christian School and the Hyde County Yokefellow Volunteers, where he ministered at the Hyde County Correctional Institution.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Bill, and Henry Hubers.  Surviving are his wife, Jane A. Hubers; three sons, Randy Hubers and wife Margaret of Belhaven, Robert “Bob” Hubers and wife Jan of Gastonia, N.C., and Shane Hubers and wife Lindsay of Belhaven; two daughters, Christal Gelderman and husband Martin of Pantego, and Candace Gelderman and husband Neil of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada; two sisters, Helen Van Gelder of Orange City, Iowa and Nelvy Siebersma of Mesa, Ariz.; one brother, Sylvan “Bud” Hubers of DeMotte, Ind.; 22 grandchildren, Kyle Hubers and wife Swee, Shawn Hubers and wife Jessica, Reid Gelderman and wife Allison, Shannon Van Staalduinen and husband John William, Amber, April, Summer, Dylan, Jesse, Brent, Mollie and Hannah Hubers, Stacey, Kelsey, Grant, Blake, Tyler, Mandy, Chad, Katelyn, Ross and Cody Gelderman, and two great-grandchildren, Kylie Hubers and Blaine Gelderman.  Friends may join the family at the graveside service to be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Davis Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. in Covenant United Reformed Church led by the Rev. Aldon Kuiper. Following the service in the church, friends are invited to join the family for a time of refreshments and fellowship.  David J. Van Essendelft, Funeral Director with Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, is handling arrangements.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, June 17, 2008)

Cora Elizabeth Guthrie Hudnell

Mrs. Cora Elizabeth Guthrie Hudnell, age 90, died Friday November 24, 2006 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday November 26, 2006 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Roger D. Leggett. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  John Hudnell, Lee Russ, Anthony Hudnell, William Earl Hudnell, David Bliss and Joseph Hudnell will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Hudnell was born in Beaufort County on December 22, 1915, daughter of the late Leonidus Lee Guthrie and Emily Elizabeth Wilkins Guthrie. She was a graduate of Belhaven High School and a homemaker. On July 1, 1935, she married Walton Monroe Hudnell who preceded her in death.  She is survived by her children: Elizabeth Hudnell Byrum and her husband, Dan of Greenville; Walton Leon Hudnell, Sr. and his wife, Joan of Belhaven; Ottis Ray Hudnell of Grimesland; Rachel Hudnell of St. Augustine, FL; Judith Hudnell Bliss of Culpeper, VA; Walton Monroe Hudnell, Jr. of Chocowinity and Thala Hudnell Owens and her husband, Jack of Ocala, FL; 21 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by an infant son and daughter and four sisters.  The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of her son, Ottis Hudnell located at 817 Bear Creek Road, Grimesland, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hudnell Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, November 25, 2006)

Mary Ann Logan Hudnell

Mrs. Mary Ann Logan Hudnell, age 86, a resident of 6135 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown and a former resident of Pungo View Road, Belhaven died Wednesday March 17, 2010 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday March 20, 2010 at Belhaven First Assembly of God officiated by Pastor Allen Harmon. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friday March 19, 2010 at Belhaven First Assembly of God and at other times at the home located at 6135 Free Union Free Church Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Hudnell family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Cassius Howard Hudson

Mr. Cassius Howard “Rock” Hudson, 69, of 243 Cumberland St., Brooklyn, N.Y., and formerly of Belhaven, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Brooklyn Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, Belhaven, with the Rev. James Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery, Belhaven.  Mr. Hudson was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 23, 1937. He was the son of the late Audrey Hudson and James Spencer. He attended the Beaufort County schools. He was married to Julia Holloway Hudson, who survives. His employment in North Carolina was with Clyde Potter Seafood Co., Belhaven. He retired from the Imperial Veal and Lamb Corp. in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a member of St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, Belhaven.  Survivors include four daughters, Linda Leggette of Brooklyn, N.Y., Audrey Palmer of Raleigh, Veronica Moore of Belhaven and Tori Hudson of Pantego; two sisters, Mary Agnes Windley of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Devata Gilliam of Texas; one brother, James Spencer of Belhaven; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the home of Barbara Oden, 727 Elm St., Belhaven, and also at the home of his daughter, Veronica Moore, 681 Croatan St., Belhaven.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 7, 2006)

Norwood Jennings Hudson

Mr. Norwood Jennings Hudson, 78, of 155 Farm Lane, Washington, died Friday, June 16, 2006, at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Yeatesville Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Bussell officiating.  Mr. Hudson was born in Pantego on July 17, 1927, to the late Joseph and Berta Daw Hudson. He was a graduate of Pantego High School and Coyne Electronics School in Chicago. On April 29, 1961, he married the former Peggy Pickard, who survives. He was a member of the Pantego Christian Church, where he served as a deacon. He was past president of the Pantego Alumni Association.  Survivors include one son, Norwood J. Hudson Jr. of Apple Valley, Calif.; two daughters, Jackie Duckett of Globe, Ariz., and Beth Williard of Belhaven; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Hudson; and one sister, Cassie Davis.  The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, June 17, 2006)

Travis Earl Hudson, Sr.

Mr. Travis Earl Hudson, Sr., age 66, a resident of 3466 Gray Road, Chocowinity, died Monday evening, March 12, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2007 at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Pastors Henry Horne, Andrew Horne and Ken Cash. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Woody Hodges, Sammy Hodges, Andy Hudson, William Cratch, Danny Edwards and Barry Ingalls will serve as pallbearers. Tommy Clark, Maurice Shady, Anthony Cox, Tommy Elks and Jimmy Fortescue will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Travis was born in Beaufort County on September 12, 1940, son of the late Samuel Earl Hudson and Nellie Ree Elks Hudson. He was a 1958 graduate of Chocowinity High School. On August, 20, 1960, he married the former Blanche Jeanette Grissom. Mr. Travis was employed for 34 1/2 years with Samson’s Shirt Company. On March 15, 2004, he retired from the Washington Housing Authority as maintenance supervisor. He was a member of Haw Branch Hunting Club and attended Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to his wife, Blanche, of the home, he is survived by his children: Travis Hudson, Jr. and his wife, Tena; Wanda H. Chandler and her husband, Ronnie, all of Chocowinity, and Chuck Hudson and his wife, Renee of Washington; his grandchildren: Shelley, Jennifer, T.J., Kathryn, Kimberlyn, Bryan, Kathryn and Holly and his great-grandchild: Mason. He is also survived by his brother: Kenneth Hudson and his wife, Patsy of Chester, SC and his two sisters: Linda Hodges and her husband, Bobby of GA and Shirley Beck and her husband, Joe of Williamston.  The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hudson Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, March 14, 2007)

Jessica Dawn Huffman

Ms. Jessica Dawn Huffman, age 21, of 557 Cemetery Rd., Belhaven, died Sunday, August 26, 2007.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and will be conducted by Pastor Phillip Shepard. Burial will follow in the Ryder Hill Cemetery. Bonner Sawyer, Timothy Sawyer, Jonathan Sawyer, Bryan Sawyer, Nick Lindsey and Larry Lindsey will serve as pallbearers.  Jessica was born in Onslow Co. on April 25, 1986, to Garry and Teresa Sawyer Huffman, who survive her. She was a 2004 graduate of Northside High School, a member of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, was in her senior year of college and was enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Program at Cape Fear Community College of Wilmington. She had played soccer since she was 8 years old, loved animals, loved Nascar, was a huge Tony Stewart fan and, most of all, she loved the beach.  Survivors are her parents of the home; one sister, Danielle Elizabeth Huffman of the home; her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Ruth Sawyer of Belhaven and her paternal grandmother, Eleanor James Cieliesz of Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Ira Bonner Sawyer and her paternal grandfather, Stacy Spencer Huffman.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home, 557 Cemetery Rd., Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Huffman Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, August 28, 2007)

Hattie Davis Hughes

Hattie Davis Hughes, 81, of Chocowinity, NC died September 7, 1999.  Funeral service Thursday at 11:00 AM Washington 15th Street Church of God. Graveside services Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999 10:30 AM, Mt. Hope Cemetery Shiloh, OH. Survivors include son C. Jobie Hughes and his wife Joyce and a grandson Kyle Hughes and his wife Clarissa and their children all of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Arrangements are by Hillside Funeral Service, East Washington, NC.  (South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – September 9, 1999)

James Leon Hughes

Mr. James Leon "Jim" Hughes, age 70, a resident of Crisp Landing Rd., Chocowinity, NC, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Jim's life will be Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 7:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Annie Norman. Special music will be provided by Bob Daw. The family will receive friends following the service.   Jim was born in Houston, TX on October 20, 1941 to Hoy Faulkner Hughes and Mary Stanwood Hughes. He was married to the former Janet Carol Kornegay, his wife of 39 years. Jim was a veteran of the US Navy and served his country in Vietnam. He retired with 26 years of distinguished service. Jim was a work-a-holic who had a knack for fixing things. He loved fishing, boating and spending time with his family. After retiring he followed his love of fishing and managed the Fishing Camp Cottages in Blounts Creek for 13 years.   In addition to his wife Carol he is survived by his three children, Jeremy, Janay and Jamie; his three grandchildren, Dori, Frankie and Miles; his great grandson Kyler and his two brothers, Don and Billy Hughes of Alabama.   Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Hughes family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Jerry Edward Hughes

Mr. Jerry Edward Hughes, age 73, a resident of 1665 Bayview Rd., Bath, died Monday, January 24, 2011 at his home.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. Dean Fulford. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Masonic Rites. Travis Russ, Rhett White, Ken Lumsden, Junior Fulford, Justin Tate and Steve Hopkins will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Hughes was born in Beaumont, Texas on December 28, 1937 to the late Lawrence and Otha Comer Hughes. He was a 1956 graduate of South Park High School in Beaumont, Texas, a 1960 graduate of Lamar University where he received a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and a 1991 graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Maine where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business. On November 30, 1991 he married Carolyn Grace Daniels who survives. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Bath Lions Club since 1965, serving as president eight times and was currently secretary-treasurer since 2005. He was District Governor for the Lions Club District 31 J from 1973-1974 and was awarded Secretary of the Year for Lions Club District 31 J in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He received the President’s award from Lions Club International. He helped start the Blind Center in Washington and was presently serving on their Board of Directors. He was a Guiding Lion for Washington’s Evening Lions Club and delivered Meals on Wheels. Mr. Hughes was an EMT for twenty eight years serving as a member of Bath Community and Pamlico Beach Rescue Squads. He was past president of Beaufort County EMS and Rescue Association. Mr. Hughes received the Governors Award for Volunteerism in 2000 and was the Beaufort County EMT of the year in 2003. He was past chairman of the Bath School Advisory Committee and Cancer Society fund raising events. He was past secretary of the Bayview Senior Golf Association. Mr. Hughes was a member of Belhaven Masonic Lodge # 509 A. F. & A. M. since 1976.  Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Hughes Holder and husband Michael of Wilmington, Suzanne Hughes Mira-Knippel and husband Johnny of Franklin; two step-daughters, Minnie Lou Hopkins and husband Steve of Pamlico Beach, Cindy Foster of Concord, CA; eight grandchildren, Morgan Holder, Abigail Holder, Braxton Mira- Knippel, Savannah Mira-Knippel, Travis Tate, Jr., Justin Tate, Colby Hopkins and Kiran Foster Ragunathan and one great-grand daughter, Tara Tate.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Hughes family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lovonzie Hughey, Sr.

Mr. Lovonzie Hughey Sr., 58, resident of 327 Harvey St., Washington died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at University Health System Inpatient Hospice.  A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, December 5, 2009, 1 p.m. at Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, Whispering Pines Rd., Washington with the Bishop Roger Hook officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Hughey was an attendant with Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  Survivors are his wife, Pauletta Williams Hughey of the home; two daughters, Tammy Hughey and Jacqueline Hughey, both of Washington; two sons, Lovonzie Hughey Jr. of Washington, Sha Daus E. Hughey of the home; his mother, Essie Mae McCarter of Washington; his father & stepmother, Frank & Helen Moore of Aurora; five grandchildren; seven sisters; three brothers.  A walk-in visitation will be conducted today 1-8 p.m. at the chapel.  The family will receive friends at the home and the home of his mother, 225 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Washington.  Arrangements by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, December 4, 2009)

Frances Alvis Hulbert

Frances Alvis Hulbert, 88, died Monday morning March 10, 2008 at her home. Frances was born May 3, 1919, Lynchburg, Virginia to Robert Harry  and Lorraine Noel Alvis.  She attended public schools in Lynchburg and graduated from Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia in 1940.  She taught for four years at Hayes-Barton (now Myrtle Underwood) School in Raleigh, NC.  In 1944 she studied at Union Theological Seminary and Teachers’ College of Columbia University in New York City, where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Religious Education in 1945.  From 1945 until she married in September 1947, Frances served as Director of Religious Education at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia.  It was there that she met the late Rev. Irwin Hulbert, Jr.  She partnered with Irwin to serve Episcopal parishes and their larger communities in Jesup, Georgia; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Georgetown, South Carolina; and, since 1965 in Washington and Chocowinity, North Carolina.  A member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Washington and of Trinity Episcopal Church, Chocowinity, Frances held an abiding interest in the  ecumenical Church.  She served on the board of Beaufort County Community College Foundation.  As a passionate supporter of education, she sponsored scholarships for technical, vocational and nursing students through the Beaufort County Community College Foundation and scholarships for beginning swimmers through the City of Washington’s summer swimming program.  Frances is survived by her three sons, their spouses and children: Ned Hulbert and Mary Day Mordecai of Harrisville, N.H.; Robin and Shelley Goguen Hulbert and their children,  Ben, Sam, and the late Callie Frances of Peterborough, N. H.; and David and Mary Patricia Capehart Hulbert and their daughter Amelia of Wilmington, N.C.  Frances is also survived by a sister, Claire Phipps of Wilmington, N.C.; a brother Harry Alvis, Jr. and his wife, Ann, of Lynchburg, Virginia; a sister-in-law Alice Virginia Hoyle of Hilton Head, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at Frances’ home during the afternoon and evening on Wednesday, March 12, at 616 College Avenue in Washington Park.  All are welcomed to attend a service in celebration of Frances’ life to be held on Friday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Washington, N.C., followed by burial in the Chapel Garden.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 11, 2008)

Betty Williamson Hulette

GARDNER - Betty W. (Williamson) Hulette, 56, of 8 Grace Court, a bookstore manager, died Saturday in Heywood Hospital after an illness.  She leaves her husband of 39 years, John E. Hulette Jr.; two sons, Ronald E. and Eric J. Hulette, both of Gardner; her mother, Lanie (Clemons) Williamson of Elizabeth City, N.C.; three brothers, James Williamson of Camden, N.C., Glenn Williamson of Hampton, Va., and Robert Williamson of Elizabeth City, N.C.; nephews and nieces. She was born in Belhaven, N.C., daughter of George Williamson, and lived here 39 years. She graduated from Beaufort (N.C.) High School in 1955.  Mrs. Hulette was manager of the Gardner Book Corner, where she worked for 19 years. She retired recently because of illness. She was an active member of Chestnut Street United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Chestnut Street United Methodist Church, 161 Chestnut St. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Calling hours at John H. Mack Funeral Home, 91 Vernon St., are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.  (Worcester Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA) – November 28, 1994)

Norma Clara Humble

Mrs. Norma C. Humble, age 100, passed away Monday, September 10, 2007, in Washington, North Carolina, at the home of her granddaughter Nikki Kight. Mrs. Humble was born April 16, 1907, in Decatur, Illinois.  A memorial service will be held at Hillside Funeral Service Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 2 p.m., and the family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Survivors include her daughter, Jacqueline Higgins and son-in-law Kenneth Higgins; granddaughter, Shelly Rebholz and husband John; granddaughter Nikki Kight and husband Roy; a sister, Mildred Jones; five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington, NC is serving the Humble family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, September 13, 2007)

Dorothy Burbage Humes

Mrs. Dorothy Burbage Humes, age 79, died Monday, April 24, 2006. Mrs. Humes was born October 29, 1926 in Beaufort County, NC, the daughter of the late Otis E. Burbage and Rosa Paul Burbage.  She was also predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Ralph Humes, who died October 20, 1992.  Survivors include her daughters, Sallie Gargis and her husband, Clarence Gargis of Raleigh and Sheila Boyce and her husband, Mike Boyce of Raleigh; three grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband, Brock Lavrack of Louisburg, Michael Boyce of Oceana NAS and Brandon Gargis of Raleigh; three step-grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, Madison Faith Lavrack.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul D. Burbage and O.E. Burbage; and one sister, Evada Clayton.  The graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, at Raleigh Memorial Park on Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, with the Rev. Merle Martin officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Heartland Hospice.  The family of Dorothy Burbage Humes is being served by Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) - Wednesday, April 26, 2006)

Linda Merriman Hummell

BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN - Linda Hummell, 60, of Battle Creek died Sunday, October 24, 2004 at Care Community.  She was born in Washington, North Carolina on February 7, 1944 the daughter of Albert Allen and Alice Irene (Everson) Merriman. Linda graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1962 and continued her education at Kellogg Community College.  She worked at the Hastings Manufacturing Company for 30 years and also taught accordion, cheerleading and baton with the Young Americans of America.  Linda married Charles Arlan Hummell on December 13, 1978; he preceded her in death on March 6, 1990.  She is survived by a son, Ted (Dana) Keniston of Lansing; a daughter, Tara (Rick) Johnson of Battle Creek; her step-mother Virginia Merriman; a grandson, Gavin Keniston; a step-daughter, Ann Magoon of Hastings; four step-sons, Charles (Pat) Hummell of North Carolina, Perry (Jessica) Hummell and Dan (Kelli) Hummell, both of Pennsylvania and Ed Hummell of Kentucky. She is also survived by a brother, Brian Merriman of Battle Creek; several step-grandchildren and one step great-grandson.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Donald Merriman.  Linda attended Garrison Hills Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Middleville VFW Post 7548 Auxiliary, the American Accordion Association, the Michigan Accordion Society and the Great Lakes Accordion Association.  Linda enjoyed arts & crafts, sewing, music and volunteering with the 4H Club.  At the request of the family, friends may call after 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, where they will be received 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 28, 2004, at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Weesner officiating.  Interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery.  (Battle Creek Enquirer (Battle Creek, MI) – October 27, 2004; pg. A4)

Violet Mae Boyd Hunt

Mrs. Violet Mae Boyd Hunt, age 85, a former resident of 1101 W. 3rd Street, Washington, died Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Ridgewood Manor in Washington.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Monday, October 8, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Pastor George Daniels. Mrs. Hunt was born in Beaufort County on June 9, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. Boyd and Mary Emma Coltrain Boyd. Mrs. Hunt was a homemaker. She was a charter member of the West End Baptist Church.  On January 27, 1945, she married James P. Hunt, who preceded her in death, March 31, 1978.  Mrs. Hunt is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Hunt Lewis and her husband, James D. Lewis of Washington; her granddaughter, Christie Lewis Potts and her husband, Charles Z. Potts, Jr. of Washington; her grandson, Gregory Hunt Lewis and his wife, Lynn W. Lewis of Bath; her great granddaughter, Morgan A. Potts; her two great grandsons, Latham G. Potts and Gray W. Lewis; her sister, Dorothy B. Whitaker of Washington and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Hunt was preceded in death by a daughter, Treva Lee Hunt; and four brothers, Monford F. Boyd, Marvin N. Boyd, W. Dempsey Boyd and Herman A. Boyd.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday, October 7, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Mary Lou Hunt Lewis, 211 Williamsburg Road, Tranters Creek Estates, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Hunt family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, October 8, 2007)

Gail Rogers Hurlburt

Mrs. Gail Rogers Hurlburt, 72, of Aurora, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, with the Revs. Bud and Taffy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Woodville Baptist Church cemetery in Bettie.  Mrs. Hurlburt was the daughter of the late Milton and Virginia Rogers. She was married to Ivan C. Hurlburt, who survives.  Survivors include one son, Ivan L. Hurlburt of Otway; two sisters, Myrna Burch and Lela Swanson, both of Scio, N.Y.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 10-11 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, January 24, 2007)

 Ivan Charles Hurlburt

Mr. Ivan Charles Hurlburt, 75, of Aurora, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at home.  A graveside service will be held at a later date.  Survivors include one son, Ivan L. Hurlburt of Beaufort; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Coastal Carolina Crematory, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, January 10, 2009)

Robert Hyatt

Mr. Robert Hyatt, age 75, a resident of Cherry Run Rd., Washington, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at his home.  Funeral services will be 2:30 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Eddie Bowen and Rev. Marvin Wolfe. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Ben Woolard, Willie Leggett, Marion Green, Wayne Bailey, Harvey Carraway, Wayne Bundy and Tim Bazemore will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Hyatt was born in Dillon, South Carolina March 23, 1938 to the late Raymond Hyatt and Lillie Cook Hyatt. On January 10, 1959 he married Gladys Marie Logan of Locust Grove, Virginia who survives. He was owner/operator of Hyatt's Tree Service  Survivors include his wife Gladys Logan Hyatt of the home, one daughter, Tammy Hyatt Leggett and husband Al of Bear Grass, two sons, Robert Lee Hyatt and wife Susan of Williamston, Donald Ray Hyatt and wife Deborah Tyson of Chocowinity, five grandchildren, Suzanne Goff, Stephanie Hyatt, Michael Hyatt, Danielle Hyatt, Dianna Hyatt, five great grandchildren, Dylan Goff, Taylor Goff, Hunter O'Merry, Alani Hyatt, Emmy Lee Hyatt, two brothers, Oliver Hyatt of Laurinburg, NC, Leon Hyatt and wife Linda of Dillon, SC and three sisters, Roxie Caulder and husband Rudolph of Dillon, SC, Carolyn Powell of Laurinburg, NC and Eva Lovelace of Sumter, SC. The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm Tuesday April 16, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hyatt family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

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