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Barbara Marie Lounsbury LaBarbera

Mrs. Barbara Marie Lounsbury LaBarbera, age 78, a resident of 101 Cowan Street, Washington, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Memorial services will be held 1:30 pm Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church and will be conducted by Rev. Sam Grist and Rev. Jim Reed.  Mrs. LaBarbera was born in Mount Kisco, New York on July 7, 1936 to the late George and Elsie Harrison Lounsbury. She was a 1954 graduate of Bedford Hills High School in New York. On May 6, 1955 she married Flavio Salvatore “Sonny” LaBarbera who preceded her in death on December 29, 2004. She owned and operated S & B Communications and Rainbow Realty. Mrs. LaBarbera was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and the Civitan on the Pamlico. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She always made a special effort to keep in touch with friends and had a passion for helping others.  Survivors include two daughters, Patty Peebles and husband Bill of Washington, Janice LaBarbera of Washington, three sons, Richard LaBarbera and wife Susan of Wake Forest, Tom LaBarbera and wife Mary of Washington, Mike LaBarbera and wife Katy of Grimesland, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall and other times at the home of her daughter and son in law, Patty and Bill Peebles, 113 Nicholas Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the LaBarbera family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Henrietta Branton Lackland

Mrs. Henrietta Branton Lackland, age 83, a resident of 205 Ellison Drive, Washington, NC died Monday morning, July 9, 2007 at her home.  A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday July 12, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by the Reverend Kevin Johnson. Raymond Lawrence, Jerry Briley, James Phillips, Shawn Heath, Bill Mac Alligood and Grant Tew will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Lackland was born in Norfolk, VA on August 31, 1923. She was the daughter of Charles Fredrick Branton and Minnie Woolard Branton. She was a graduate of Washington High School. On July 5, 1947, she married Sam Boushall Lackland who preceded her in death on January 17, 2002. Mrs. Lackland was a homemaker and worked for several years in admissions at Beaufort County Hospital. She also worked with the Rationing Board during World War II. Mrs. Lackland was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.  She is survived by her daughter: Ann Lackland Taylor of Washington and her grandson: Aubrey B. Taylor, III of Raleigh. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her son-in-law: Aubrey B. “Sonny” Taylor, Jr. and her loving grandson: Brian Samuel Taylor.  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at her home.  The family wishes to thank Mary Satterthwaite and Tina Raye her private caregivers, her associates with Ascera Hospice Care for their help and Mrs. Ivelene “Ike” Czuhai, her hospice volunteer.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lackland Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, July 10, 2007)

Kathleen Adams LaCoanet

Kathleen Adams LaCoanet, 81, of the 3500 block of Terry Court, died March 6, 1992, in a hospital.  Mrs. LaCoanet was born in Beaufort County, N.C. She was a member of Tabernacle Church of Norfolk.  Survivors include her husband, Robert Lincoln LaCoanet; a son, Louis L. LaCoanet of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Edna Allen of Newport News and Olive Hatch of Raleigh; a brother, E.V. Adams of Henderson, N.C.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by Harry Smith. Friends may join the family at the residence. Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – March 8, 1992; pg. B2)

Johnetta Alexandria Lacy

Ms. Johnetta “Scooter” Alexanderia Lacy, 29, of 4748 Ariel Drive, Grimesland, died Friday, July 6, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church, Yeatesville, with Elder Sterling Tripp officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Ms. Lacy was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 14, 1977. She was the daughter of Glenda Collins Lacy and the late Johnny Lacy Sr. She was a 1995 graduate of Northside High School, Pinetown. She was employed in the health care field. She was affiliated with Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church, Yeatesville.  Survivors include one daughter, Joh-Briana A. Lacy of the home; two sisters, Glenda D. Peele of Chocowinity, and Keisha Reddick of Pantego; and one brother, Johnny Lacy Jr. of Washington.  Viewing will take place at Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church, Yeatesville, during the funeral service.  The family will receive friends at the home of her mother, 1503 Seed Tick Neck Road, Pantego.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, July 10, 2007)

David Dare Lamm, Sr.

David Dare Lamm, Sr, age 85, a resident of Daytona Beach, Florida and formerly of Washington, NC died on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Florida Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Lamm was born in Beaufort County on November 23, 1928. On September 17, 1949, he married Mavis Holloman who has preceded him in death. He devoted his life to being a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and provider for his family.  Mr. Lamm is survived by his children: Mickey Ray Lamm, Ellen Lamm Butts, David Dare Lamm, Jr., Donnie Hugh Lamm, Sr. and Terrie Lamm Fuehrer; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  The family will receive family and friends prior to the service at 1:00 P.M., Saturday until the funeral hour at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to be serving the Lamm family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mavis Holloman Lamm

Mrs. Mavis Holloman Lamm, age 80 a resident of Daytona Beach, FL and formerly of Washington, NC died Friday October 29, 2010 at a Florida Memorial Hospice Center.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday November 3, 2010 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Bryan Lamm. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Don Lamm, Michael Lamm, Steven Lamm, Kyle Lamm, Josh Edwards and James Coggins will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Lamm was born in Pitt County on August 31, 1930, daughter of the late Oscar Halloman, Sr. and Adell Holloman. On September 17, 1949, she married David Lamm who survives. She devoted her life to being a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.  In addition to her husband, David of the home, she is survived by her children: Mickey Lamm, Ellen Butts, David Lamm, Jr., Donnie Lamm, Sr. and Terrie Lamm Fuehrer; her brothers: Oscar Holloman, Linwood Holloman and Howard Holloman; her sisters: Helen McCoy and Faye Fulford; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Vera Chase.  The family will receive friends prior to the service at 10:00 AM on Wednesday until the funeral hour at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of Stan and Alma Friedman located at 401 Moss Way, Moss Landing, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to be serving the Lamm Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edna Barker Lancaster

Edna Barker Lancaster, age 84, a resident of John Small Ave., Washington, NC passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the home of her daughter. There will be a graveside celebration of her life Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM in Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Jerry Waters. Chris Leggett, Jackson Lancaster, Hunter Lancaster, Jason Rhem, Kevin Rhem, Greg Clark and Ted Asby will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service and other times at the home.  Edna was born January 9, 1929 in Macon County, NC daughter of the late James and Lillie Gibson Barker. On October 13, 1945 she married Alton Gray Lancaster who survives. Edna was a homemaker, an avid doll collector and a Tar Heel fan. She attended Snowd Branch Church of God.  In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughters, Kathy L. Rhem (Frankie), Diane L. Leggett (Johnny) all of Washington; her sons, Terry Lancaster (Lou Ann) of Washington, Alton Gray Lancaster, Jr. (Frances) of Lake Norman, NC; her sisters, Ethel B. Warner of Chesapeake, VA, Margie B. Peaden and Beatrice B. Apple both of Washington and Lillie Mae B. Pegram of Bayboro, NC; her brothers, James C. Barker of Garland, NC, Roosevelt Barker of Bridgeton, NC, Candler Barker of Chocowinity, NC and Gilbert Barker of Murfreesboro, NC; seven grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Barker; her sisters, Christine B. Modlin, Carol B. Lancaster, Arzella Barker Midyette and Elizabeth M. Barker.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

June Helena Fowler Ermer Lancaster

Mrs. June Helena Fowler Ermer Lancaster, 60, of Chocowinity, N.C., retired registered nurse, died Aug. 20, 1993, at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte. Funeral is 2 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home.  Survivors are her husband, William; sons, Thomas Ermer of Rosendale, N.Y., John Ermer, Jeffrey Ermer, both of Kingston, N.Y., Gary Ermer, Matthew Ermer; daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Greenberg of Rochester, N.Y., Miss Lorraine Ermer of Kingston, N.Y.; brothers, George Fowler of Los Angeles, William Fowler of Oakford, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Dorothy Robinson of Edgeley, Pa.  (The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) – August 22, 1993; pg. C4)

Sadie Wooten Lancaster

VANCEBORO - Sadie Wooten Lancaster, 61, of 385 Mile Road, died Aug. 22, 2010. She was born in Beaufort County and was a retired teacher's assistant from Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School. She served on the Mother Board at Queen Chapel F.W.B. Church.  Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Queen Chapel F.W.B. Church. Burial will follow in Dawson-Moye Cemetery in Vanceboro.  She is survived by her husband, Hilton Lancaster of the home; three sons, Reginald Lancaster of New Bern, Michael Lancaster of Concord, and Eric Lancaster of Raleigh; one daughter, April Lancaster of the home; her mother, Mamie Dawson Wooten of Vanceboro; five brothers, Joe Wooten of Durham, Preston Wooten of Kinston, Hart Wooten of Jonesboro, Ga., Harry Wooten of Vanceboro and Ernest Wooten of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Rosa Wooten of Salisbury, Md., and Shirley Wallace of Vanceboro; and seven grandchildren.  Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, August 27, 2010)

Leslie E. Landeck

Mr. Leslie E. Landeck, 60, a resident of Chocowinity died Sunday, January 1, 2012 at U.H.S. Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00p.m.Wednesday, January 4, 2012, from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery of Chocowinity.  The family will receive friends from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Complete arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Julie O’Neal Landen

Julie O'Neal Landen, 72, of the 1100 block of Jewell Ave., a retired nurse's aide, died Nov. 24, 1990, in a hospital.. Mrs. Landen, a native of Beaufort County, N.C., was the widow of David J. Landen. She had retired from Drum Creek Rest Home. Survivors include two daughters, Mollie L. Ketchum and Mary Broglin, both of Portsmouth; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.. The graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. T.M. Frye. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Sturtevant Funeral Home. (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 26, 1990; pg. D2)

Harold Alton Lane [Sr.]

Mr. Harold Alton Lane, 98, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, November 13, at his home at 1013 Swan Point Reef.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Washington, conducted by Rev. Danny Allen and Rev. Chris Leak. A private burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Richard Jones, Alton Griffin, Harry Tubaugh, Dalton Latham, Carl Alligood and Tom Vann will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Bunyan Ruritan Club and the Caring Christian Carpenters will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Lane was born in Beaufort County on February 18, 1916 to the late Audrey Alton and Nina White Lane. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1933 and Smithfield Massey Business School in Richmond, Va. in 1937. On October 24, 1941 he married Louise Elizabeth Swan who died in 2011 after 70 years of life together.  After business school, he worked at Moss Planing Mill Company for several years, then partnering with Mr. Thomp Litchfield, Sr., became owner and operator of the business where he remained until he decided to retire in the early 1970’s.  Mr. Lane had a great love for his family, life and people. He also loved the community and all of these passions were reflected in the way he lived his life, shared his talents, the bounty from his gardens, and involved himself with many organizations and endeavors in the area. Past and present memberships include the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce (helped get it reinstated after a period of being out of use), Home Savings and Loan (now First South Bank,) charter member of the Jaycees, the Shrine Club, Salvation Army board, Beaufort County Community College board and the Bunyan Ruritan Club. He was also a charter member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club and the Tranters Creek Herring Club.  He was also very dedicated to his church, the First United Methodist Church of Washington, where through the years he faithfully served in many capacities. Up to a year ago he continued his long time service as head usher for early church, his active membership in the United Methodist Men and the Frank Ruble Sunday School Class. His greatest joy was working with the FUMC Caring Christian Carpenters building ramps for anyone in need. He passionately worked with the organization from the time of its inception, and served as its leader for the past twelve years.  Mr. Lane is survived by his daughter, Constance “Connie” Howard of Washington; two grandsons, Andrew Lane Howard and wife , Shelly of Washington, Joel Thomas Howard and wife, Valerie of Greenville; two great grandsons, Jackson Thomas Howard and Cooper Lane Howard; daughter in law, Jo Ann Whitaker of Chocowinity; and niece, Lynn Weatherly and husband, David of Washington.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Lane was preceded in death by a son, Harold “Hal” Lane, Jr.; sister, Evelyn Lane McSorley; and son in law, Thomas R. Howard.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and other times at Mr. Lane’s home.  The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the tender loving care given by his caregivers: Gladys Mizelle, Denise Moore, Ruth Royster and Yvonne Whitaker, and also for the compassionate care and attention given by Sarah Sampson, his nurse from AseraCare and his aide Barbara Blount, as well as the rest of the staff.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Lane family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Verna Earl Lane

HAMPTON - Verna Earl Lane (Vernon), 81, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003. Born in Washington, North Carolina, he was a Hampton resident for more than 50 years.  He served in the United States Navy and retired in 1981 from Dominion Virginia Power's Natural Gas Division.  He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, a member of the Masonic order and a long time participant of the Khedive Temple Shrine Club and the Oriental Band, past member of the Hampton Elks Club and the local Antique Automobile Club of America.  Verna is survived by his wife, Ruth Alligood Lane; his daughter, Alana Holbrook of Yorktown; his son, Michael and his fiancee Terry Mawyer of Richmond; his grandchildren, Melissa and Steve Adair of Germantown, TN; Jason and Lea Holbrook of Yorktown; Mike and Tracey Lane and Matthew Lane of Richmond; his great-grandchildren, Lauren Holbrook of Yorktown; and Devin, Kiefer, Chandler and Aiden Lane of Richmond; sister, Bessie Mae Temple of Kinston, NC.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. at the Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003. Burial immediately following at Peninsula Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 North Armistead Avenue, Hampton.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – November 21, 2003; pg. C6)

William Ray Lane

MANTEO - William Ray (Bill) Lane, 65, died Wednesday, Dec. 27 at his residence.  Born in Beaufort County, he was the son of the late Elbert L. and Melissa Hollowell Lane.  Mr. Lane was a retired automotive mechanic with the U.S. Park Service.  He is survived by three sisters: Clara Cayton of Wilmington, Lora Oliver of Manteo and Carol Deal of Wilson; two brothers: Richard Lane of Wilmington and George Lane of Chesapeake, Va.  A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. at Twiford's Colony Chapel with the Revs. Jim Davenport and Bruce Warrington officiating.  Burial is to take place in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens, Manteo.  Twiford's Colony Chapel. Manteo, is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 31, 1995)

Kenneth Leo Lange

Mr. Kenneth Leo Lange, age 85, a resident of Croatan Ave., Bath, NC, lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, NC officiated by Danny Smith. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home.  Mr. Lange was born in Washington, MO on October 20, 1927 son of Leo and Esther Mohesky Lange. He served our country in the US Navy from 1945 - 1964. The last ten years he was a UDT Frogman and Seal Team member. He worked for Westinghouse Electric from 1964 - 1990, which included numerous dives with Jacques Cousteau, retiring to Bath, NC in 1990.  He leaves his loving wife of 50 years, Vernetta R. Taylor-Lange; son Bruce R. Lange of Bozeman, MT; daughters, Kimberly E. Lange-Williams of Ft. Mill, SC and Karen L. Lange-Lehman of Stewartstown, PA; his grandchildren, Ty and Kimi Nygaard of Bozeman, MT, Crystal Williams-Livingston of Lincoln, NE, Catherine Lange-Bailey of Australia and Leo Lehman of Stewartstown, PA; and his great grandchildren, Isabelle and Madeline Bailey of Australia and Berkeley and Bella Livingston, of Lincoln, NE.  Ken will be remembered fondly by all the lives he touched in his 85 years on this rock we called earth and home. He was a loving soul to all those that knew him well.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Doris Caroline Brooks Langley

Mrs. Doris Caroline Brooks Langley, a resident of 211 S. Main St., Bath, died peacefully at her home, Monday, October 24, 2011.  Private memorial services will be held at a later date.  Mrs. Langley was born in Bath to the late Marion Elmo Brooks and Rae Cutler Brooks. She married Robert Macon Langley who preceded her in death on July 7, 1988. She was a graduate of Bath High School, attended King’s Business College in Raleigh and was a member of Bath Christian Church. Mrs. Langley was retired after spending her career working with the Bank of Washington and the N.C. Internal Revenue Service.  Survivors include one sister, Virginia B. Carson of Bath, one niece, Celestia Carson of Bath, one nephew, Bubs Carson and wife Pam of Bath, two great nieces, Melissa Clinkscales and husband Mark of Bath, Stephanie Bibee and husband Greg of Raleigh and two great great nephews, Carson and Reed Clinkscales.   Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Max Gerald Langley, Sr.

Mr. Max Gerald Langley Sr., 76, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011. The funeral service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the University Church of Christ. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington.  Mr. Langley, a native of Pitt County, lived his early life near Washington and had made his home in Greenville since 1966. He served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1957. He worked as a salesman for Carolina Dairies for a number of years and later retired from Keebler Company after 27 years of service.  Mr. Langley, a former member of Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ in Washington, was a charter member of the University Church of Christ in Greenville where he served as a deacon and elder. He was active in the men’s prayer breakfast on Wednesday mornings and enjoyed his monthly gathering with friends from Washington High School. He enjoyed following his children and grandchildren in their sports activities.  Mr. Langley was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin “B.” and Elsie Langley.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Delores Cutler Langley; daughter, Janet Langley Camp and husband, Steve, of Winterville; sons, Max G. “Jerry” Langley, Jr. and wife, Jeanne, of Danville, Va., James “Jimmy” Langley of the home, and Jonathan Cutler Langley and wife, Michelle, of Belhaven; and nine grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, July 17, 2011)

Peggy Harrington Langley

Ms. Peggy Harrington Langley, age 76, of 401 Hudnell St., Washington, died Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Beaufort Co. Hospital.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm, Monday, February 11, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Selby Smith.  Ms. Langley was born in Pitt Co. on October 25, 1932 to the late Joseph and Alice Campbell Harrington. She was a member of Love Baptist Church and retired from National Spinning Co. after 43 years of service.  Survivors include one sister, Gladys Harrington of Santa Monica, CA and several nieces and nephews.  Ms. Langley was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday, February 10, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home, 401 Hudnell St. Washington. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Langley family.   (Paul Funeral Home obituary)

Rosevelt Langley

A service will be held Saturday for Rosevelt Langley, 71, of 10 Manville Road, who died Tuesday in Yale-New Haven Hospital of injuries suffered in an auto accident Aug. 21 on Derby Avenue in New Haven.  The service will be at 9 a.m. in Perkins Funeral Home, 308 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven.  Mr. Langley was born in Washington, N.C., July 17, 1917, son of the late George and Ella Hines Langley. He had lived many years in West Haven before moving to Woodbridge 22 years ago. He was an Amtrak clerk for many years before retiring about three years ago. He belonged to Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Woodbridge and formerly to Mount Hebron Baptist Church in Baltimore.  Besides his wife, Mattie Douglas Langley, he leaves three sons, Douglas Langley of Baltimore and Keith Roberts and William Van Houten, both of Woodbridge; two daughters, Cassandra Van Houten of Dallas, and Roxanne McCormick of Woodbridge; two brothers, Milton Langley of Baltimore and Thomas Lane of New Haven; three sisters, Queenie Leach of West Haven and Elizabeth Gill and Ruth Kelly, both of New Haven; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  He was predeceased by two brothers, George Langley and Albert Langley, and a sister, Nannie White.  (New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) – September 16, 1988)

Vann Taylor Langley

Mr. Vann Taylor Langley, age 66, a resident of 146 Edgewood Drive, Chocowinity, died Thursday February 7, 2013 at his home.  A funeral service with Masonic rites will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Pastor George Jones and Pastor Dan Earnhardt. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Langley was born in Beaufort County on March 2, 1946, son of the late David Hamilton Langley and Easter Bell Taylor Langley. He was a 1964 graduate of Chocowinity High School. Mr. Langley married the former Diane Ingalls who survives. He was a retired millwright with Weyerhaeuser of New Bern, member of the Chocowinity United Methodist Church, member of Washington Masonic Lodge 675 A.F. & A.M. and Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop #48.  Mr. Langley is survived by his wife: Diane of the home; a daughter, Penny L. Purvis and her husband Todd of Washington; a son, Casey Taylor Langley and his wife, Sherry of Chocowinity; a brother, Frank Langley of Chocowinity; a sister, Elsie Jones of Washington; and four grandchildren: Taylor Langley, Logan Langley, Anna Purvis and Carla Purvis.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friday, February 8, 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 Langley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Wanda Hamilton Langley

Mrs. Wanda “K” Hamilton Langley, 46, of 602 W. Third St., Washington, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006.  A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Aurora, with pastor David Moore Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Langley was born in Beaufort County on May 31, 1960. She was the daughter of Sabra Midgette Hamilton and Herbert Gibbs Sr. She was a 1978 graduate of S.W. Snowden High School, Aurora. She did further studies at Livingstone College, Salisbury. Her employment was as a machine operator at Stanadyne Corp., Washington. On March 6, 1993, she married Michael Anthony Langley, who survives. She worked with the youth program in Aurora. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Aurora, where she served as an usher and was founder of the church’s food bank.  Survivors include one stepdaughter, Keisha Langley of Greenville; five godchildren, Jaheem Carter, Unique Carter, Jeremy Jones, Tiswanna Hamilton and Tedric Hamilton; four sisters, Dianne Moore and Jennifer Cannon, both of Aurora, Carolyn Burt of Durham and Annie Lewis of Cash Corner; and 12 brothers, Roger Hamilton, Ira Hamilton, Winfred Hamilton and Dennis Hamilton, all of Aurora, Steve Hamilton of Rocky Mount, Lawrence Hamilton of Alabama, Samuel Mufaro and Ervin Gibbs, both of Raleigh, Larry Gibbs of Oriental, Levi Gibbs of Bellingham, Mass., Herbert Gibbs Jr. of Germany and Jerome Gibbs of Greenville.  The family will receive friends at the home, and also at the home of her mother, 3066 West Road, Aurora.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, September 30, 2006)

Daniel Lanier, Sr.

Daniel Lanier, Sr., 86, of Shelton Avenue died Saturday at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the widower of Beather Ormond Lanier. A resident of New Haven for 57 years, he was born in Bath, N.C., March 27, 1912, a son of the late Jesse John Lanier and Candes Thorne Lanier. Prior to retirement, he was employed for 25 years as a machine operator at Sargent and Co. and, most recently, as a host at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Enfield and Springfield, Mass. Mr. Lanier was a member of Pitts Chapel UFWB Church in New Haven, where he was a deacon, treasurer of the church and senior usher board, president of Choir 1, member of the trustee board and Sunday School and a participant in the Wednesday night prayer meetings. He is survived by sons, Jack O. Lanier of Richmond, Va., Daniel Lanier Jr. of Hockessin, Del., Thomas E. Lanier of Cleveland, Jesse M. Lanier Sr. of Suffield, Ronald L. Lanier of Stamford and Garrie W. Moore of Greenville, N.C.; daughters, Doris Dada of Lagos, Nigeria; Lillian D. Owens of Carson, Calif., and Barbara E. Lanier of Hamden; a brother, James Edward Lanier of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Elsie Lanier of Whitsett, N.C.; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by nine brothers and two sisters.  (New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) – December 21, 1998; pg. A5)

John Stanley Lanier

John Stanley Lanier, a retired printer who made daily visits to Druid Hill Park for more than 30 years, died Friday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air of a heart attack. He was 75 and had lived in Northwest Baltimore before moving to Edgewood in 1999.  A former printer and Linotype operator for The Boston Globe, The Sun and Baltimore Afro-American, he left the printing business nearly 40 years ago.  In the years after World War II, he studied journalism at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.  After he returned to Baltimore in the 1950s, he wrote editorials and was a part-time Linotype operator for the Baltimore Afro-American. He was a printer at Watkins Wells Printing Co. on North Fremont Avenue before taking a job in the composing room of the Sunpapers the 1950s.  "He was one of the first African-Americans in the International Typographical Union," said his daughter, Jacqueline Ruth Lanier of Baltimore. "He was an ardent union organizer and loyal member, but due to the overwhelming pressures of racism and segregation, he was forced to seek counseling for depression."  He was a patient at Perry Point Veterans Administration Hospital in Cecil County for several years. He then returned to Baltimore, where he joined the Baltimore Zoological Society and made visits to Druid Hill Park nearly every day from 1968 until 1999.  "He would leave the family house on Holmes Avenue and spend the whole day at the zoo," said his brother, Arthur Jerome Lanier, who lives in the Mondawmin neighborhood. "He had a great interest in minerals and rocks that were in the park's collection. He did sketches of birds from his memory of what he had seen that day."  Mr. Lanier was a lover of jazz who was a regular visitor to musical performances at the old Club Astoria on Edmondson Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue night spots.  Born in Bath, N.C., and raised in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Carver Vocational Technical High School, where he studied printing.  He enlisted in the Navy during World War II and was assigned to several blimps, taking part in anti-submarine service in the Atlantic. He was an aviation engineer mechanic.  His wife of more than a half-century, the former Mary Elizabeth Porter, died last year.  Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Unity United Methodist Church, Edmondson Avenue and Stricker Street.  In addition to his daughter and brother, Mr. Lanier is survived by a son, John Stanley Lanier of Baltimore; another daughter, Deborah Lanier Morris of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Lanier Buster of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  (The Sun (Baltimore, MD) – October 4, 2001; pg. B6)

Nancy Purvis Lanier

Ms. Nancy "Nan" Purvis Lanier, age 33, a former resident of Washington, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Washington. Burial will be private.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday, March 29, 2014 at her mother's home, Sarah Purvis, 284 Summerhaven Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Lanier family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Douglas Paul Lapp

Pastor Douglas Paul Lapp, age 46, associate pastor of Wesleyan Pentecostal Church, Hwy 264 East, Washington, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, July 4, 2014 at Wesleyan Pentecostal Church, conducted by Pastor Daniel Woods, Pastor Michael Caudle and Pastor Dollas Messer.  Burial will follow in Snowd Branch Church of God Cemetery.  The Men of the Church will serve as pallbearers.  Pastor Lapp was born in New Port Richey, Florida on June 16, 1968. He was the son of the late Paul Edward Lapp and Nola Jean Deskins Lapp. Pastor Lapp had served at Wesleyan Pentecostal Church since 1993. He also owned his own business, “Quality Services”, which included building new homes and remodeling existing homes.  Pastor Lapp loved helping people. He was a strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity. Pastor Lapp had a passion for missions especially those who helped children. In his spare time, he enjoyed going camping with his family.  On August 20, 1988, he married the former Angela Kay Ross, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are four sons, Nathan Paul Lapp, Andrew Matthias Lapp, Philip Aaron Lapp, and Noah Ross Lapp all of Washington; two brothers, Ronald Lapp and wife, Pam of Beverly Hills, Florida and Roger Lapp and wife Jo Ann of Inverness, Florida; and one sister, Paula Jean Lapp Jackson of Porter, Texas.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at the home, 552 Brown Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Lapp family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Frances Crandall Roebuck Larkin

Mrs. Frances Crandall Roebuck Larkin, age 93, of Washington, NC, died Friday morning July 5, 2013.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday July 8, 2013 in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C., conducted by the Rev. Danny Allen.  Mrs. Larkin was born in Washington, N.C. on October 27, 1919. She was the daughter of Edgar Leonidas and Essie Crandall Roebuck, and was a graduate of Washington High School and East Carolina Teacher’s College, now ECU, in Greenville, N.C.  In 1943, she married Dr. Ernest Waddill (Tad) Larkin, Jr., and they shared 62 years of joy together.  Frances was an avid gardener and excelled in golf, tennis, and sailing. She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church and loved its prayer garden, but most of all she loved her husband, her family, and her friends.  Mrs. Larkin is survived by her son, Dr. Ernest Waddill Larkin, III and his wife Sara Moss Larkin of Greenville; her daughter, Linda Larkin Boyer and her husband Earl Ross Boyer of Washington; four grandchildren, Rebecca Larkin Minor and her husband John Jesse Minor, of Tucson, Az; Paul Brubeck Larkin and his fiancé Margaret Ferguson Carr, of San Francisco, Ca; Timothy Ross Boyer and his wife Ginny Moore Boyer of Washington; Amy Boyer Martin and her husband Joseph Stephen Martin of Washington; one great-grandson, Olliver Ross Boyer of Washington; two step-grandchildren, Dr. Sara Ashley McCowen Botterill and her husband Jason Robert Botterill of Lynchburg, Va; and Christopher Andrew McCowen and his wife Amiga Saket McCowen of Chiang Rai, Thailand.  She was preceded in death by one baby boy and one grandson, Jeffrey Neal Larkin, also by two brothers, J. Max Roebuck and E. Leon Roebuck Jr., a sister-in-law, Mickey Taylor, and a brother-in-law, James Vann Larkin.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday, July 7, at Paul Funeral Home in Washington, and at other times at the home of Ernest and Sara Larkin, 366 Summer Haven Lane, Washington, N.C.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Larkin family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Myrtle Mae Hamilton Larkin

Mrs. Myrtle Mae Hamilton Larkin, age 75, a resident of 102 N. Main St., Bath, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  Private graveside services will be held at Pamlico Memorial Gardens at a later date.  Mrs. Larkin was born in Beaufort Co. on June 10, 1933 to the late Heber and Martha Meekins Hamilton. She was employed by Britthaven of Washington where she retired in 1995 and was a member of Hunter’s Bridge Church of Christ.  Survivors include one son, Tilman R. Peed, III and wife Lynn of Wake Forest; one daughter, Teresa Jean Bruhn and husband Robert C. of Winnetka, CA; two sisters, Etta Jean Sawyer of Norfolk, VA, Mary Lucille Frazer of Santa Anna, CA, five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Larkin family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, January 22, 2009)

Tally Edward Lassiter

WASHINGTON - Dr. Tally Edward Lassiter, 68, of 108 Riverside Drive, Washington Park died at his home Saturday, March 16, 1996.  A private graveside service will be held at the family plot in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington for family and close friends at 1 p.m. Monday, followed by a public memorial service in the First Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m. conducted by Dr. Jimmy Moore and the Rev. William J. Bradbury.  The family is receiving friends at the home.  Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. Frank Stallings, Dr. Dave Tayloe, Dr. Henry Stephenson, Jr., Jack Pyburn, Blount Rumley, Dr. William E. Kidd, Dr. Cornelius Partrick, Dr. John Gray Blount and Jesse Capel.  Dr. Lassiter was born in Troy, Sept. 27, 1927, the son of the late Jacob Colon Lassiter and Sarah Alice Smith Lassiter. He was married on Sept. 17, 1955 to the former Frances Elizabeth Hall who survives.  Dr. Lassiter was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1950 and the Harvard Medical School in 1954. He had a general practice in Biscoe from 1956-1972 and in Washington from 1972-1989. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1948. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, was a member and former chairman of the Beaufort County Board of Health and had served on the Montgomery County Board of Health. He was a member of the N.C. Medical Society, the American Medical Association, former member of the Biscoe Town Board and former chairman of the Biscoe School Board. He also served on the board of the George H. and Laura E. Brown Library.  Surviving with his wife are sons, Dr. Tally E. Lassiter, Jr. of Greenville and Dr. Fred D. Lassiter of Richmond, Va.; daughters, Jane Lassiter Boahn of Chocowinity, Nancy Lassiter Rowe and Elizabeth Lassiter Thomas, both of Washington; eight grandchildren, Stacy Rowe Brooks, Charles Tally Boahn, William Raymond Boahn, Erin Elizabeth Boahn, Lauren Elizabeth Rowe, Lindsay Alice Rowe, Tally E. Lassiter, III, and India Leigh Lassiter; brothers, Jacob Colon Lassiter, Jr. of Lincolnton and Harry M . Lassiter of Mt. Pleasant; and a sister, Laura Ann Hamrick of Garner.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C.  (Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC) – March 18, 1996; pg. B3)

Ann Latham

Ann Latham was born on August 15, 1931 on the Latham family farm east of Belhaven, N.C., the youngest of 2 brothers and a sister, Vann, Charles, and Jane. Ann loved living on the farm with her parents and grandparents. She started school in Belhaven and then went to Virginia Intermont College and St. Mary’s School.  She married Doane Rouse, who was a Highway Patrolman and moved to Swan Quarter. They were blessed with 3 children, Linda, Randy, and Robbie. As the children grew up Ann became more involved in church and civic affairs like Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and the American Heart Assoc.  They moved to Belhaven in 1952 and started a tire and recapping business that was a successful enterprise.  She went back to school in 1971 at Beaufort Co. Technical Institute to become a laboratory technician and worked at Beaufort Co. Hospital and Pitt Co. Health Dept. After that she went to work with Mutual of Omaha Insurance where she was retiring with 35 years of service this year.  Surviving are her 3 children; Linda Rouse Sharp of Kill Devil Hills, Randy Rouse and his wife Cherry of Pantego, and Robbie Rouse and his wife Jane of Washington: 7 grandchildren – Sarah Sharp Prior, Christopher Rouse and wife Kelly, Bradley Rouse and wife Rachel, Gregory Rouse, Kathleen Rouse, MacKenzie Rouse, and Lauren Rouse: 4 great grandchildren – Luke Rouse, Julia Rouse, Ryan Rouse, and Annabelle Rouse: a sister in law; Ann Latham of Belhaven and half brother Jonathan Latham of Washington.  For the last 11 years Ann has been an active member with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Washington and it has greatly added to her life.  Ann passed away on September 14, 2011. Visitation will be Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in The First Presbyterian Church Social Hall, Washington, with a memorial service following at 2:00p.m. in the sanctuary. Graveside services will follow at Belhaven Community Cemetery in Belhaven, N.C.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Latham Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Beulah Alice Jordan Smith Latham

Ms. Beulah Alice Jordan Smith Latham, age 84, a resident of Richmond, Virginia, died Wednesday, September 15, 2010.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Monday, September 20, 2010 at the Jordan Family Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Larry Ball. Bill Carawan, Randy Carawan, Earl Jordan, Leslie Jordan, Jr.,Gary Paz and Murrell Jordan will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Latham was born in Beaufort County on April 1, 1926 to the late John and Malissa Bell Jordan.  Survivors include two daughters, Alice Latham of Richmond, Virginia, Brenda Campbell and husband Greg of Williamsburg, Virginia; one son, Ed “Butch” Smith of Williams, Oregon; one grandson, Chris Gregory and wife Ginny of Aylett, Virginia and two sisters, Elna Carawan and husband Bill of Pinetown, Jane Harris and husband Mitchell of Washington. Ms. Latham was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy Jordan, Leslie Jordan, Lewis Jordan and two sisters, Blanche Everett and Eloise Ball.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Latham family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Burna Mae Reddick Latham

Mrs. Burna "Jute" Mae Reddick Latham, 63, of 26656 U.S. Highway 264 East, Pantego, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Weeping Mary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, with Elder Donald Peartree officiating. Burial will follow at Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego.  Mrs. Latham was born in Beaufort County on June 17, 1943. She was the daughter of Elsie Reddick and the late Earl Reddick. She graduated from Beaufort County High School in 1961. She was employed with Baker Seafood Co. She was a member of Antioch Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego.  On April 15, 1966, she married Cleon Latham Sr., who survives.  Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Latham and Tonya Bahaj, both of Pantego; three sons, Cleon Latham Jr., Marvin Latham and Calvin Latham, all of Pantego; and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Lee Thomas Reddick.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Cheryl Latham, 7242 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, December 17, 2006)

Carolyn Sellers Latham

Mrs. Carolyn "Sarabeth" Sellers Latham, age 85, a resident of Chocowinity and a former resident of Leland, NC died Sunday February 10, 2013 at the home of her daughter Suzanne Whichard located at 513 Bay Lake Street, Chocowinity, NC.  A memorial service will be held 1:30 PM Tuesday February 12, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Steve Hill. A private burial will take place in Oakdale Cemetery of Washington.  Mrs. Latham was born in New Hanover County on January 22, 1928 daughter of the late Nash Mercer Sellers and the late Daisy Thetis Prevatt Sellers. She married Elmer Randolph Latham in February of 1947 who preceded her in death on April 16, 1986. Mrs. Latham was a homemaker who enjoyed painting, yard work, tending to her flower gardens and woodworking. She was a member of First Church of Christ of Washington.  Survivors include three daughters: Randy Pittman and her husband Larry and Suzanne Latham Whichard and her husband Jimmie all of Chocowinity and Tanya Latham Hardison and her husband Tommy of Blounts Creek; two sons: Gregory Nash Latham and his wife Diane of Currie, NC and Elmer Sellers Latham of Chocowinity; one sister: Rachel Little of Cayce, SC; fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Mrs. Latham was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Latham family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Cayton Allen Latham

Infant Cayton Allen Latham, 22 months, of 705 Carrow Road, Chocowinity, died Friday, May 26, 2006.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, May 29, 2006, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with pastor Kenneth Pritchard officiating. Burial will follow in the Gurkin family cemetery.  The family will receive friends from tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home of his grandparents, Charles and Lisa Latham, 164 Langley Road, Chocowinity.  Cayton was born July 1, 2004, in Beaufort County. He was the son of Charles Daniel Latham and Sheena Gail Davis Latham.  In addition to his parents, Cayton is survived by an older sister, Genesis Marie Latham, and his twin sister, Calista Simone Latham, both of the home; maternal grandparents, James “Jimmy” A. Davis and Dawn Hardison Davis of Washington; paternal grandparents, Charles B. Latham Jr. and Lisa Alpar Latham of Chocowinity; maternal great-grandparents, Lillian S. Davis, Gail and Ray Edwards and Mary Schaffer, all of Washington; and paternal great-grandfather, Charles B. Latham Sr. of Pinetown.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, May 28, 2006)

Charles Latham

SUMMERVILLE - Services with military honors for Charles Fate Latham, 64, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial in Plantation Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Saturday at James A. Dyal Funeral Home.  Mr. Latham died Thursday. Born in Washington, N.C., he was a son of the late James Tillman Latham and Marcia Waters Latham.  Surviving: wife, Lena Dickey Latham of Summerville; son, J.H. Latham of Hanahan; a daughter, Teresa L. Williams of Spartanburg; brother, James Latham; sister, Mamie Rae Chambers.  (The State (Columbia, SC) – July 10, 1998; pg. B6)

Charles Bryan Latham, Sr.

Mr. Charles Bryan “C.B.” Latham, Sr., age 76, a resident of 2752 Long Ridge Road, Pinetown, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Saturday, July 19, 2008 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington conducted by D. J. Maxey. Burial will follow in Gurkin Family Cemetery, Long Ridge Road, Pinetown.  Mr. Latham’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Bryan Spence, Joe Brown III, Jaramy Burrus, Tracy Ambrose, Travis Ambrose, Charles Latham and David Latham. Noah Ambrose and Wyatt Brown will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Latham was born in Pinetown on January 9, 1932. He was the son of the Bryant Latham and Flora Thomas Latham. Mr. Latham was a retired sawyer with Edinburg Hardwood Industries with over 40 years of service. He was a member of the Five Points Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Latham farmed as a young man and loved to garden and work with lumber. He helped raise his siblings and cared for his father. Mr. Latham raised Walker Deer Hounds, loved to hunt and was known as “Deadeye” in his hunting club. He loved to sing, watch tennis and girls softball on TV and was a good neighbor.  On November 18, 1950, Mr. Latham married the former Helen Gurkin, who preceded him in death, December 28, 2002.  Survivors include his children, Lois “Rita” Latham Brown and her husband, Joe of Pinetown, Rev. Charles B. Latham, Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Chocowinity, Lillian “Lee” Latham Spence and her husband, Billy of New Bern, Susan “Sue” Latham Ambrose and her husband, Don of Pinetown; his grandchildren, Joseph F. Brown III and his friend, Leslie Waters, Lou Brown Firth, Melissa Spence Bremiller and her husband, S/Sgt Dwayne Bremiller, Ira Bryan Spence and his wife, Amy Wheeler Spence, Charles Daniel Latham and his wife, Sheena Davis Latham, Petty Officer 3rd Class John David Paul Latham, Jessica Susan Latham, Jaramy Scott Burrus, Tracy Allen Ambrose, Roxann Ambrose Lewis and her husband, S/Sgt Floyd Lewis, Travis Latham Ambrose, Noah Charles Ambrose; and his great grandchildren, Kenly Thomas Bremiller, Haley Leigh Bremiller, Kyelee Helen’a Bremiller, Wesley Avery Lawrence Bremiller, Wyatt Andrew Brown, Genesis Marie Latham, Calista Simone Latham, Austin Kelly Spence, Brianna Nicole Spence, and Brandon Dale Spence.  Mr. Latham is also survived by two brothers, Del Latham and his wife, Kay of Washington and James Robert Latham and his wife, Margaret of Orange Park, FL.  In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Latham was preceded in death by a great grandchild, Cayton Allen Latham; three sisters, Catherine Latham Matthews, Glennie Latham Britt, and Eleanor Latham Woolard; and two brothers, W. A. “Sonny” Latham and Leonard Lee Latham.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, July 18, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of his daughter, Susan Ambrose, 2456 Long Ridge Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Latham family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Friday, July 18, 2008)

Eva Beatrice Carawan Latham

Mrs. Eva Beatrice Carawan “Bea” Latham, age 58, a resident of 418 Craven Street, Bath, NC, died December 8, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:00a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath, NC officiated by The Reverend J. Gary Fulton and Arthur “Bud” Ball, Jr. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A reception will follow the service in the Noe Building at St. Thomas Church. Earl Pugh, Jr., Gary Mason, Larry Floyd, Mickey Cochran, Dr. Zack Waters and Jack Wallace will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Latham was born in Beaufort County on March 4, 1955 daughter of the late Elmo Carawan and Eva M. Carrow Carawan. On August 2, 1980, Mrs. Latham married James G. “Jimmy” Latham, who survives. She was a graduate of UNC-Greensboro and served as the Assistant Site Manager of the Historic Bath Visitor’s Center through the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Mrs. Latham was a lifelong Episcopalian, who loved history and people. She will be missed by her large family and countless friends. In addition to her work at the Historic Bath Center, Mrs. Latham was a member of the Colonial Bath Book Club, served on the Vestry of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, where she had served as Senior Warden and was a member of the Glebe House Restoration Committee.  Mrs. Latham had the honor of watching her sons James and Joshua receive diplomas from North Carolina State University and become honest, hardworking and productive members of society. She was looking forward to doing the same for Jacob on December 19, 2013, as he was set to receive his diploma from a two year program at N.C. State and has been accepted into the four year program, which will begin in January 2014. She loved N.C. State sports- GO PACK!!!  In addition to her husband, Jimmy, of the home, Mrs. Latham is survived by three sons: James Latham, Jr. and wife Andrea of Bath, NC, Joshua Latham of Pinetown, NC and Jacob Latham of Bath, NC, a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Oden Latham, who was born on June 19, 2013, and brought much joy to Mrs. Latham, a brother, Elmo T. Carawan, Jr. and wife Roberta of Washington, and a lifelong friend and confidant, Donanna Bates of Washington.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 7:00p.m-9:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Latham family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Hallet Thomas Latham

Mr. Hallet "Hal" Thomas Latham, 83, of New Bern, NC, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, where he underwent treatment for Leukemia.  He was born on September 14, 1927 in Washington, NC, to Moye and Hilda Latham. In addition to his parents, Hal was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Lena Askew Latham, his brother Lloyd W. Latham, sisters Frances Waters and Hilda Moye Latham. He has three children, Hallet Keith Latham and wife, Lori Dostal of Brighton, MI, Kim Latham Moseley and husband, Grady of Charlotte, NC, and Karla Latham Grogan and husband, John of New Bern. His surviving brother is Dalton E. Latham and wife Frances, aunts Mattie W. Black, Mary W. Mills and uncle, Harold Woolard. Hal was loved and adored by his grandchildren, Karl Gwaltney, Kerry Latham, Katy Gwaltney, Cameron Moseley, Jackie Latham and Latham Moseley.  Hal was in the insurance business for 35 years. He loved his work and continued to go into the office on a regular basis until his recent illness. Hal received great pleasure from volunteering. He was a founding member of River Bend Baptist Church serving actively in many capacities including the deaconate, Sunday school, the choir and led the nursing home ministry. Hal was a charter member of Twin Rivers Lions Club and was an active member for many years. He also volunteered as a “gray lad” at Carolina East Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 13 at River Bend Baptist Church with the Rev. Steven Simpson and the Rev. Grady Moseley officiating. Burial will follow the service at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pollock-Best Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Thursday, November 11, 2010)

Henry Harding Latham

GREENSBORO - Henry Harding Latham, 95, died Monday, February 9, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospital.  A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 13, at Friends Home West. Rev. Jim Dollar and Rev. George Stevens will officiate. He will be interred at New Garden Cemetery.  A native of Washington, N.C., he was the son of Hannis Taylor Latham and Sudie Harding Latham. He graduated from NC State University and pursued advanced polymer studies at the School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. While at NC State he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean campaign and retired as a Lt. Col. from the U.S. Army Chemical Corp. For many years he worked as an executive in chemical manufacturing and sales. He retired as president of Chemical Counsel Associates. He was past chairman of the Piedmont section of AATCC and a national counselor of AATCC.  He was a member and former deacon of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. He was a member of the Military Officers Association of America and the Greensboro Kiwanis Club. He was a former member of Starmount Forest Country Club and the Tar Heel State Seniors Golf Association.  He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Hannis Taylor Latham, Jr. and Thomas Jordan Latham.  He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margaret Thompson Latham of the home and daughters, Sue Latham Stevenson and husband, Dr. John S. Stevenson of Rockingham, N.C., and Janet Latham Howard and husband, Robert E. Howard, Sr. of Raleigh. Surviving grandchildren are Laura S. Daskal and husband, Steve of Rockingham, James Latham Stevenson and wife, Kelly of Denver, Co., Robert E. Howard, Jr. and wife, Mandy of Raleigh, and Margaret Howard Stevens and husband, The Reverend George Stevens. Surviving great grandchildren are Maggie Howard, Ben Howard, and Henry Harding Stevens. He is also survived by two special nieces, Suzanne Newton and Patsy Balance. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 501 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro, NC 27403 or to Friends Home West Resident's Assistance Fund, 6100 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410.  Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the family.  (Greensboro News-Record [Greensboro, NC] - Wednesday, February 11, 2009)

Henry Vann Latham, III

GREENVILLE - Henry Vann "Val" Latham, III, 43, of Greenville, died Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Latham was born in Belhaven on April 26, 1952.  He was the son of Vann and Hester Rose Latham.  He was a student at Pitt Community College.  He was an outstanding athlete, participating in the Special Olympics for the past 21 years.  Latham was a member of the ARC of Pitt County, Trinity United Methodist Church and a former member of the Tar River Civitans.  Surviving with his parents are a sister, Cynthia Latham Wilson, and a brother-in-law, Steve Wilson, both of Greenville.  Funeral services were held Saturday at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Belhaven.  Entombment was in the Belhaven Community Cemetery Mausoleum.  Arrangements were by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Thursday, December 28, 1995; pg. 8A)

James leslie Latham

Mr. James Leslie Latham, 59, of 125 King Eternity St., Washington, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Beaufort County Medical Center. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Word of Life Ministry Center Church, Washington. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 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 [Washington, NC] - Friday, May 28, 2010)

Lloyd R. Latham

Lloyd R. Latham, 74 of 1016 N. Nicholson St, died suddenly Monday night.  Funeral services will be held at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home Wednesday at 4PM, conducted by Dr. Glenn S. Weaver, pastor of the First Christian Church.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Daniel Cratch, Lee Cooper, Paul Leggett, Cleve Mobley, Shelton Everette, Billy Mason, Charlie Carrow Jr., and Hubert Johnson.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be J.E. Baker, Lee Stewart and all members of the First Christian Church.  Mr. Latham was born in Chocowinity Sept. 29, 1904, son of the late Noe [Noah] and Mattie Mills Latham.  He was married to the former Neva Pearl Cox of this county Jan. 4, 1931.  He owned and operated the Lloyd R. Latham garage for 30 years until retirement in 1978.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, the men’s Bible class of the church, Beaufort County Post 15 of the American Legion and the Beaufort County Fair Association.  He served in the 43rd Battalion of the C-Bees [Seabees].  He is survived by his wife, one sister, Mrs. Nina L. Thompson of Rt. 1, Chocowinity, three nephews, one niece and one great nephew.  [Death date is Aug. 6, 1979.  Family story is that he loved to ride a motorcycle all his adult life and even went for a ride on his motorcycle shortly before he died.]   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - August 1979)  Submitted by Mary Baxter

Marvin Colon Latham, Jr.

Mr. Marvin Colon Latham, Jr., age 66, a resident of 112 Dogwood Drive, Washington and formerly of New Bern, died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Chocowinity, conducted by Rev. Joseph “Sonny” Browne and Richard Hodges. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery, Chocowinity.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Matthew Latham, Austin Latham, Sammy Deans, Chuck Powell, David Ellis and Warren Taylor.  Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Lewis and Edmund Guthrie.  Mr. Latham was born in Jacksonville, N.C. on May 19, 1947. He was the son of Hattie Elizabeth Faircloth Latham and the late Marvin Colon Latham, Sr. Mr. Latham Served in the National Guard. He was a Master Technician mechanic at New Bern Toyota from 1990 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Latham worked at Padgett Toyota in Jacksonville for 10 years. He served on the Jacksonville Rescue Squad for 10 years and was a member of the Lafayette Masonic Lodge #73. Mr. Latham was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church where he served as an usher. In his spare time, he loved to play golf. His favorite spare time activity was dancing. He taught shag dancing in Onslow, Carteret and Craven Counties. He was a member of the Twin Rivers Shag Club and the Eastern N.C. Shag Club.  On June 2, 2012, he married the former Mary Jo Dixon, who survives.  Mr. Latham is survived by his wife, Mary Jo of the home; his mother, Hattie F. Latham of Jacksonville; his son, Chris Latham and his wife, Ulene of Hampstead; his daughter, Tamara Deane and her husband, Tim of Morristown, TN; two brothers, Gary Latham and his wife, Teresa of Jacksonville, Tim Latham and his wife, Melissa of Pennsylvania; his sister, Joyce Henry of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Nathaniel Marshburn, Jesse Marshburn, Brittany Latham, Matthew Latham, Gavin Latham; two great grandchildren, Wyatt Marshburn, Dallas Marshburn and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Latham was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Colon Latham, Sr.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, October 7, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Latham family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Neva Pearl Cox Latham

Neva Pearl C. Latham, 82 of 1016 N. Nicholson St, Washington, died Saturday at her home.  Funeral services were to be today at 2p.m. in the Paul Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Glenn S. Weaver officiating.  Burial was to be in Oakdale Cemetery.  Pallbearers were to be Harry Pelletier, Oadus Ambrose, Lee Cooper, Ray Briley and Clyde Roberson.  A native of Middleton in Hyde County, Mrs. Latham was born April 15, 1907, daughter of the late Walter Clyde and Ella Brooks Cox.  She was married to Lloyd R. Latham on Jan. 4, 1931 who died Aug. 6, 1979.  Mrs. Latham taught school at Chocowinity for a year, was employed as a saleslady with Buckman’s Department Store for 17 years, and she and her husband operated Lloyd R. Lathm Garage from 1948 until their retirement in 1978.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Willing Workers Sunday School Class and the American Legion Post No. 15 Ladies Auxiliary.  Mrs. Latham is survived by a sister, Mrs. Thelma C. Sawyer of Wilmington; seven nephews, two nieces, and several great-nieces and nephews.  The family is receiving friends at her home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - December 11, 1989)  Submitted by Mary Baxter

Seth David Latham

Mr. Seth David Latham, age 53, a resident of 365 Tooley St., Belhaven, NC, died Monday April 13, 2009 at the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Memorial services will be 11:00 am Wednesday April 15, 2009 at the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church and will be conducted by Pastor David Pierce. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mr. Latham was born in Beaufort County on October 14, 1955 to Charles and Ann Cuthrell Latham who survive. On August 17, 1985 he married Rebecca “Becky” Goodman who also survives. Seth was a graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven and then went on to East Carolina University where he received his Bachelors Degree in English and History. Upon returning to Belhaven he worked with his father and brother in the family business known as C.F. Latham and Co. He attended Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church. He was Scout Master for Troop 80 of Belhaven and was recognized by local civic organizations for his work in saving and renovating the scout hut to provide all scouts a place to meet, especially his beloved Troop 80. He was a founding member and instrumental in the preservation of the Wilkinson Center. He also was a founding member of the SCV Camp of Belhaven and established the Middleton Confederate Monument. Seth assisted in coaching his son’s baseball and basketball teams. He was also an avid hiker, an accomplished carpenter and house builder and he always had a project going on. Most recently the construction of a new home for his family and a pier for his father which he nailed by hand even while fighting cancer. He loved Belhaven and was a knowledgeable expert in Belhaven history, which he would often share with local schools. Most of all he loved his family and was a wonderful provider for them and his community. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Other survivors include his children, Rachel Lauren Latham, Austin Thomas Latham and JoAnna Layne Latham all of the home, his brother, C. F. Latham, Jr. of Belhaven, his sister, Karen Latham Lanier of Belhaven, his sister-in-law, Elise G. Davis and husband Rick of Raleigh, his brother-in-law, Jeff Goodman of Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7:00pm until 8:30pm Tuesday April 14, 2009 at the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church and other times at the home 365 Tooley St. Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Latham family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Tuesday, April 14, 2009)

William A. Latham, Sr.

BURLINGTON - William A. “Sonny” Latham, Sr. passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2007 at his home following several years of failing health. He was born in Beaufort County, N.C. to the late Bryan and Flora Thomas Latham. He was the husband of Rebecca “Becky” Latham. Sonny served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War and later owned and operated Blackbeards Restaurant. He was of the Baptist faith and a former member of American Legion Post 63 and the Burlington Moose Lodge.  Survivors include his wife of the home, a daughter Libby Embler and her husband Dave of Burlington, a son William A. “Al” Latham, Jr. and his wife Colleen of Cassville, Mo., grandchildren, Jason Modlin, Christopher Modlin, Kathleen Latham, Sarah Latham, a great grandchild Cadence Latham, step grandchildren, Geri Embler, Rebekah Embler, Victoria Embler, brothers, Del Latham and his wife Kay of Burlington, C.B. Latham of Pinetown, N.C. and James R. Latham and his wife Margaret of Jacksonville, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.  There will be a memorial service 7 p.m. Thursday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Brian Ayers.  The family will receive friends following the service and at other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, January 9, 2008)

Fernie Caswell Laughinghouse

Mr. Fernie Caswell Laughinghouse, age 91, of 2734 Swindell Road, Pantego died Friday , March 16, 2007 at Pungo District Hospital.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, March 18, 2007 at the Pantego Christian Church and will be conducted by the Rev. Jim Bussell and Rev. Doug Stokes. Interment will be at the Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mr. Laughinghouse was born December 14, 1915, to the late Rev. W. H. and Annie Tripp Laughinghouse of Pitt County. On September 21, 1947, he married Margarette Harris Swindell who survives. Mr. Laughinghouse served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II as a military policeman. He was a retired farmer and cattleman. He retired after 42 years of service on the board of supervisors of the Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation. He was a member of the Pantego Christian Church, past president of the Pantego Ruritan Club, past president and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Belhaven-Pantego Rotary Club. He was also past president of the N.C. Soybean Producers Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association, honorary lifetime member of the American Soybean Association and past president of the Carolinas-Virginia Grain and Feed Association. He was the recipient of the Governor’s Award from the North Carolina Agribusiness Council.  Survivors include his wife, Margarette Swindell Laughinghouse of the home; one son: Durwood S. Laughinghouse and his wife, Connie of Raleigh; one daughter: Dianne L. Bowen and her husband, Neil of Pantego; three granddaughters: Emily L. Brazik and her husband, David of Castle Hayne, Laura L. Garland and her husband, Brandon of Raleigh and Kathryn Margarette Bowen of Raleigh. He was preceded in death by sixteen brothers and sisters.  Pallbearers will be Britt Laughinghouse, Norman E. Ward, Jim Wilder, Jim King, Johnny Swain and Stephen Fletcher, III.   The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday March 17, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Laughinghouse Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, March 17, 2007)

Marcia Rodman Lawrence

Mrs. Marcia Rodman Lawrence, age 85, of 101 Heritage Drive, Washington, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at her home.  Born Marcia Blount Rodman, the 3rd child of William Blount Rodman and Helen Farnell Rodman, she grew up on West Main Street in Washington.  She attended St. Mary’s in Raleigh and was a graduate of Hood College in Frederick, MD.  Marcia worked as a medical technician in the Philadelphia Naval Hospital as part of the war effort in 1945 and 46.  In 1947, she married the late George E. Lawrence of East Main Street, Washington upon his return from service with the Marine Corps during the Pacific war.  Marcia spent the next 25 years accompanying her husband in his career as a Marine Officer, living all over the world.  Marcia and George retired to Washington in 1972 to renew childhood friendships and enjoy life on the Pamlico River that they so loved.  Marcia became active in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, where she had been baptized as a child, serving the church as a member of ECW, teaching Sunday School and enjoying a membership in The Alter Guild.  She was also a member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club, the O. Henry Book Club, and the Washington Park Garden Club.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her three brothers, and her sister.  Marcia is survived by her three sons, George Lawrence and his wife, Jeanie of Pittsboro, NC, William Lawrence, also of Pittsboro, and Edward Lawrence and his wife, Karen of Marietta, GA.  She was the proud grandmother of Conner, Hannah, and Hailey Lawrence of Pittsboro, and Nathan Lawrence of Boston, MA.  Mrs. Lawrence was also the very fond aunt of Marci Dunn of Washington, and Holly Hill of California.  Her family and friends will miss her greatly, will treasure her memory, and feel privileged to have been part of her life.  A memorial service will by held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Kevin Johnson officiating.  A reception for family and friends will be in All Saints Hall at St. Peter’s following the service. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, February 20, 2009)

Mary Elizabeth Oden Lawrence

Mary Elizabeth Oden Lawrence, age 88, a resident of 5605 Jackson Swamp Road, Bath, NC died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 15th Street Church of God in Washington officiated by Pastor Morgan. Burial will follow in the Burgess Family Cemetery.   Mary Elizabeth Oden was born in Beaufort County, the third child of Plum and Dora Smith Oden on March 16, 1924. She attended school in the Beaufort County School system. As a young woman, December 20, 1947 she married the love of her life, Leroy Lawrence. Eventually, their family increased having a total of 9 children. Mary Elizabeth was a hard working woman until failing health. Her jobs consisted of household management for various families, tenant tobacco farming with various families, a waitress at Black Beard Steakhouse, and at Hamilton Beach until her husband's health began to fail.  Mary Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Leroy Lawrence, Sr.; two sons, Leroy Jr. and William Oden. Her deceased siblings include Edward Oden, Charlie Oden Sr., Fred Oden, Josephine Spencer, Lora Copeland, and Frank Little. Her deceased grandchildren include Maurice Lawrence, Billy Lawrence, Jr., Vinton Windley, Thomas Lawrence, Jr., and William Oden, Jr. Also deceased are Brenda C. Lawrence, and Betty T. Oden, daughters-in-laws; John Hopkins, and Jimmy Williams sons-in-law; Helen Moore, Edna Jones, LoRay Kornegay, Ella Oden, Elsie Hodges, Zorah Little, Wade Lawrence, Frank Copeland, and Charlie Spencer, and sisters and brothers-in law.  Mary Oden Lawrence died April 8, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. She was a loving, caring, and kind mother to her children, and grandmother to her grandchildren. She leaves to mourn and cherish in her memory; 3 sons, Thomas, Billy and Ronnie Lawrence; four daughters, Betty Collins, Helen Hopkins, Nelda Windley, and Doris Williams all of Beaufort County; a step-son, Donald Satterthwaite (Lenora), Fayetteville, NC; 2 sisters, Geraldine McCullough and Phrocine Grimes of Washington, NC; 27 grandchildren, 66 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren; 2 sons-in-law, James Collins and Sammy Windley; 3 daughters-in-law, Augustine Godley, Dollie Mae and Jacquelin Lawrence; 1 brother-in-law, Johnnie Lawrence, Jr.; 6 sisters-in-law, Littie Oden, Dale Oden, Classie Mae Spencer, Willie Mae Becton, Virginia Brown, and Cynthia Rentz, Ruby Lawrence; a loving niece, Joann Spencer; a devoted cousin, Jettie Hill; and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Lawrence family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Richard Edward Lawrence

Richard Edward Lawrence, 68, of the 1700 block of Bainbridge Blvd., died May 6, 1994, in a Chesapeake hospital.  Mr. Lawrence was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and was a retired employee of Norfolk Dredging Company. He was a member of Chesapeake Church of God and the J. Robert Graham Chapter #26, Disabled American Veterans.  Survivors include his wife, Frances L. Lawrence; four daughters, Pamela Deel, Teresa Holland, Sharon Clark, all of Chesapeake, and Norma Gillikin of Virginia Beach; two sons, Richard Thomas Lawrence and Tony Edward Lawrence, both of Chesapeake; two sisters, Bernice Gillikin of Otway, N.C. and Lula Gillikin of Seaford, Va.; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Jack Sawyer and the Rev. Bron Forrester. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday and at the residence at all other times.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – May 7, 1994; pg. D2)

Ronnie Dean Lawrence

Mr. Ronnie Dean Lawrence, a resident of 1011 Van Norden St., Washington, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in the home. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Holy Church, Washington. Visitation will be from 1 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) – Saturday, October 15, 2011)

William Lawrence, Jr.

Mr. William Lawrence Jr. of 235 Forrest Height Road, Washington, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mary’s Chapel with Bishop Carlton Keys officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Lawrence was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 8, 1944. He was the son of the late William Lawrence Sr. and Lucy Lucas Lawrence. He attended P.S. Jones High School. He was married to Matricia Kinlaw Lawrence, who survives.  Survivors include four daughters, Marva L. Hill, Tracy Whitney and Shenika Kinlaw, all of Washington, and Deborah L. Clark of Jacksonville; two sons, Rodney Kinlaw and Travis Kinlaw, both of Washington; three sisters, Marie L. Perry of Greenville, Eunice Morris of Washington and Rebecca Roberson of Wilson; one brother, Benny Lawrence of Washington; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two siblings, Carrie Lawrence and Charles Lawrence.  The family will receive friends today from 2-7 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, February 8, 2008)

Bobby Ray Leary

Mr. Bobby Ray Leary, age 62, a resident of 2920 Williams Road, Greenville, died unexpectedly Friday, May 24, 2013.  Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, May 31, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Leary was born in Pitt County on December 16, 1950. He was the son of the late Jesse James Leary and Mamie Mae Rogers Leary. Mr. Leary was a retired carpenter. He had worked at Farris and Son and Azalea Mobile Homes. In his spare time, Mr. Leary loved to work with his hands especially on cars. He also loved his truck and chewing tobacco.  Mr. Leary was married to the former Diana Mizelle, who preceded him in death, April 8, 2012.  Survivors include three sisters, Jennie Gray Leary of Farmville, Mary Martha Ford of Fayetteville, Dorothy Mae Nanney of Farmville; one brother, Marion Hyman Leary of Greenville and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Leary was preceded in death by five brothers, Jesse Irvin Leary, James Alfred Leary, Tommy Leary, William Russell Leary and Levi Leary.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Leary family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Catherine Forrest Leary

CHOCOWINITY - Mrs. Catherine "Cathy" Forrest Leary, age 53, a resident of 5963 U.S. Hwy 17 South, died Sunday, August 3, 2008.  A funeral will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Robert Worthington.  Cathy was born in Pitt County on April 18, 1955, and was the daughter of the late James Benjamin Forrest and Pattie Webb Woolard. She attended Craven County schools and was currently a cook at Slatestone Grocery. Cathy attended West Vanceboro Church of God.  Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Wiggins Stephens of Kinston; a son, Gregory Conner Leary of Ernul; her mother, Pattie L. Woolard of Chocowinity; three sisters; Yvonne Andrews and Elaine Scott, both of Vanceboro, and Barbara Ann Forrest of Bristol, Tenn.; three brothers, Jerry Anderson of Vanceboro, Mike Anderson of Chocowinity, and James Forrest of Farmville; and three grandchildren.  The family will receive friends following the service until 9 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Cathy's mother, Pattie Woolard, located at 5963 US Hwy 17 South in Chocowinity.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, August 5, 2008)

Daisy Asby Leary

Mrs. Daisy Asby Leary, age 89, a resident of Washington, NC died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Beaufort County Medical Center. Funeral services will be private. Mrs. Leary was born on April 7, 1922 daughter of the late Marshall Hoyt and Bernice Gurganus Asby. She was a licensed practical nurse who worked at Beaufort County Hospital and also did private duty nursing. She was married to Joseph S. Leary, who preceded her in death in September 1992. Mrs. Leary is survived by her children: Joseph Carter Leary, Fonda Leary Gautier her husband Robert and Deedee Leary Leggett all of Washington, NC, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Mrs. Leary was preceded in death by a son: Gary Hoyt Leary.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Leary family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Diana Mizelle Leary

Mrs. Diana Mizelle Leary, age 67, of Greenville died, Sunday, April 8, 2012.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Pastor Joan Fischer.  Mrs. Leary was born in Beaufort County on July 4, 1944. She was the daughter of the late William Ashley Mizelle, Sr. and Fannie Rogers Mizelle.  Mrs. Leary graduated from Washington High School in 1962. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Pitt County Department of Social Services and East Carolina University.  In 1982, Mrs. Leary married Bobby Ray Leary, who survives.  Mrs. Leary is survived by her husband, Bobby Ray Leary of Greenville; a son, Gregory Bullock; a sister, Joan Mizelle of Washington; and three grandsons.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Leary was preceded in death by two sisters, Belle Whitford and Hilda Wallace; and four brothers, Billy Mizelle, Eli “Skip” Mizelle, Charlie Edmund Mizelle and Dempsey Mizelle.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Leary family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joseph Ray Leary

Mr. Joseph Ray Leary, 80, of Beaufort County died Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Tony Krantz officiating.  At the request of the family, there will be no visitation at the funeral home or at the home.  Mr. Leary was born October 20, 1927 in Martin County.  He was the son of the late William and Lucy Rogers Leary.  He was married to Coleen Ingalls Leary, who preceded him in death. Mr. Leary had been a resident of Beaufort County for sixty years.  He was a farmer and worked at the Farmer’s Warehouse in Greenville, NC for forty years.   Survivors include two sons, Ray Leary of Chocowinity and Ron Leary of Washington; two sisters, Mildred Hoell and Christine Whitaker; three brothers, Raymond Leary, Mack Leary, and Albert Leary; and two grandchildren.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer Leary and Bob Leary.  The family has requested no flowers.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, March 28, 2008)

Harry Lee Leathers

Mr. Harry Lee Leathers, 66, of 996 Pamlico St., Belhaven, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Beaufort County High School alumni building, Pantego, with Elder Fred Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego.  Mr. Leathers was born in Beaufort County on May 4, 1940. He was the son of the late Martha M. Leathers and Ell Conner. He attended the Beaufort County schools. On June 17, 1963, he was married to Josephine Ward Leathers, who survives. He retired from the Grand Basket Company, New York. He was a member of the Beaufort County Alumni Association. During his youth, he was affiliated with Zion Temple Free Will Baptist Church, Pantego.  Survivors include three daughters, Valerie Leathers Morgan of Raleigh, Daphne L. Slade of Pinetown and Amanda Leathers Keyes of Belhaven; two sons, Darryl E. Leathers of Greenville and Derrick Leathers of Belhaven; one sister, Audrie Gibbs of Pinetown; one brother, James Arthur Leathers of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Eddie Leathers, Willie Allens and Frank Allens.  The family will receive friends today from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, June 10, 2006)

Mildred Green Ledford

Mildred Green Ledford, 76, of the 1300 block of Sandstone Court, died Nov. 6, 1992, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mrs. Ledford was born in Washington, N.C. She was the widow of Mort Green and was a member of First Christian Church, Washington, N.C.  Survivors include a stepson, Buddy Green of Virginia Beach; and a sister, Gladys Edwards of Newport News.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may join the family at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 9, 1992; pg. D2)

Curtis Leon Lee, Sr.

Mr. Curtis Leon Lee Sr., 70, of 613 W. 11th St., Washington, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at his home.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Washington with the Rev. William F. Whitehead officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Lee was born Nov. 7, 1936, in Pitt County. He was the son of the late Mary Credle Lee and William Henry Lee. He graduated from the P.S. Jones High School in Washington. He did further studies at Beaufort County Community College in police science and earned certification in auto mechanics. Mr. Lee was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church.  Mr. Lee was married to Greta Mae Lewis Lee, who preceded him in death.  Survivors include two daughters, Aleys Lee Harris of Washington and Katrina Denise Lee of the home; three sons, Curtis Leon Lee Jr. of Winterville, Alonza Earl Lee of Washington and Tony Roberson of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Barbara Lee of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Denise Lee; one son, Kenneth Ray Lee; one sister, Rose Bryant and two brothers, Alonza Lee and Willie 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) – Thursday, November 16, 2006)

David Clifton Lee, Jr.

David Clifton Lee, Jr., age 76, a resident of 900 East Main St., Washington, died at his home Tuesday afternoon July 22, 2003. Funeral services will be held in the Paul Funeral Home Chapel in Washington Friday at 10:00 a.m. conducted by Pastor Leroy Cutler. Burial will be in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. His grandsons and sons-inlaw will serve as pallbearers. The family will gather with friends at Paul Funeral Home on Thursday, July 24, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and at other times at the home. Mr. Lee was born in the Wilkinson Station Community of Pantego on April 21, 1927 the son of the late David C. Lee, Sr. and Alice Jennette Lee. He was married to the former Betty Cutler on June 3, 1949 who survives. Mr. Lee was a graduate of the Pantego High School and attended Mars Hill College. He was the founder and owner of Lee Chevrolet, Inc. in Washington. He had been active in the automobile business in Beaufort County for over 50 years. He was formerly active in Ruritan and Rotary. Mr. Lee served on the Beaufort County Board of Education for a number of years. Mr. Lee is survived by his wife, Betty of the home, five children, Steve Lee and his wife, Jean of Washington, Debra Lee Perry and her husband, Eddie of the Woodard's Pond Community, David H. Lee of Washington, Larry Lee and his wife, Beth of the Pungo Creek Community and Amanda Lee Sawyer and her husband, Bonner of the Seed Tick Neck Road Community; a brother, Van Lee and his wife, Jean of Kinston; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Lee Harris of Dover, DE; his grandchildren, Mark Chandler, Anita Woolard, Steven Lee, Jr., Michael Lee, Jeanne Lee, Laura Lee, Jonathan Sawyer, Suzanne Lee and Sarah Grace Lee; and his great-grandchildren, Lee Chandler, Coby Woolard, Miller Lee and Macon Lee. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lee family.  (Raleigh News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) - July 24, 2003) - Kindly submitted by Glenn Cutler

Edmund Varner Lee, Jr.

Mr. Edmund Varner Lee, Jr., age 51, a resident of Chocowinity, died Monday, July 25, 2011.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Dr. Richard Sheriff and Travis Boyd. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Bruce Lee, Randall Morgan, Rich Finch, Greg Tuten, Doug McRoy II and Eric Tuten will serve as pallbearers. Randy Smith and Blake Lee will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Lee was born in Beaufort County on August 28, 1959 to Edmund Varner Lee, Sr. and Phyllis Tuten Lee who survive. On October 22, 1983 he married the former Linda Morgan. He was an auto body repairman with Doug Henry Chevrolet in Farmville and was a prospect with the Frog Level Motorcycle Club.  Survivors include his wife Linda Lee of the home, one son, Bruce Lee of Washington; his parents, Edmund and Phyllis Lee of Washington; one brother, David Noah Lee and wife Patricia of Washington; one sister, Cathy Lee Waters and husband Colonel David L. Waters of Fort Polk, Louisiana and one grandson, Mason Scott Lee.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday, July 29, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of his mother in law, Janet Gayton, 136 Sunset Drive, Chocowinity and his parents, Edmund and Phyllis Lee, 215 Hudnell Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Lee family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Judy Lynne Taylor Lee

Ms. Judy Lynne Taylor Lee, age 50, a resident of 1066 Avenue Road, Washington, died Monday, July 22, 2013.  Funeral services will be held 7:30 PM Thursday, July 25, 2013 in the sanctuary of Old Ford Church of Christ, 6040 U.S. Highway 17 North, Washington, conducted by Thomas Hamilton.  Ms. Lee was born in Beaufort County on September 27, 1962. She was the daughter of Marilyn Willard Hale and Tommy Hale. Ms. Lee graduated from Washington High School. She had worked in Customer Services at the Beaufort County Department of Social Services. Ms. Lee was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ. She was “a loving mother, a good daughter and loved animals”.  Ms. Lee is survived by her daughter, Misti Lee of Greenville; her parents, Marilyn and Tommy Hale of Washington; two brothers, Jimmy H. Taylor (Sherry) of Pinetops, Jeffrey B. Taylor (Doris) of Washington; five nieces and four nephews.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Thursday prior to the service in the Old Ford Church of Christ Fellowship Hall and other times at the home, 1066 Avenue Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Lee family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lloyd Haywood Lee

Lloyd Haywood Lee, 62, of Washington, died Tuesday morning, April 15, while attending a business meeting in Raleigh.  Lee was born Sept. 2, 1934 in Pender County, the son of the late Lonzie Haywood Lee and Gertrude Costin Lee.  He was a graduate of East Carolina University and a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Lee was employed with the Electric Membership Corp. for 40 years.  He worked in several North Carolina locations during his tenure in various capacities, including Red Springs-Lumber River E.M.C., Burgaw-Four County E.M.C., Carteret-Craven E.M.C., Morehead City.  At the time of his death, he was the general manager of Tideland E.M.C. in Pantego.  Survivors include his wife, Lina Sanford Lee of the home; a son, Lloyd "Nolan" Lee of Bath; a daughter, Marcia Lynne McConeghy; a grandchild, Nolan Alexander Lee; a sister, Marie Wood of Angier; and a brother, Clifton Lee of Ivanhoe.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Burial followed at Oakdale Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Tuesday, April 22, 1997; pg. 5A)

Mary Mayo Lee

Mary Mayo Lee, 84, of the 400 block of Providence Road, died Aug. 21, 2000, at a local hospital.  Born in Aurora, N.C., she was a graduate of Aurora High School and a retired beautician. She was a member of Parkway Temple.  Survivors include a daughter, Jerry Lee Canada of Leesburg, Va.; two brothers, the Rev. William L. Mayo of Virginia Beach and the Rev. Julian F. Mayo of Suffolk; four grandchildren, Mary Scott Canada of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Susan Vann Canada of New York City, Griffin Vann Canada III of Gaithersburg, Md., and Elizabeth Lee ''Patch'' Canada of Washington, D.C.; two great-grandchildren, Noah Lee Canada-Woodstock and Grayson Chase Canada-Woodstock of Fort Lauderdale; 27 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.  A funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Parkway Temple by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – August 22, 2000; pg. B6)

Mary T. Lee

Mary T. ''Mae'' Lee, 86, of the 2500 block of Salem Road, died Feb. 2, 1997, in Bayside Health Care Center.  Mrs. Lee was born in Bath, N.C., and was the widow of Milton A. Lee. She was a homemaker and member of Salem United Methodist Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Esther L. Etheridge and Mary Anne Murphy and husband, Winfred L., all of Virginia Beach; a son, Nelson T. Lee and wife, April, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Martilea O'Neal of Bath; two brothers, Norfleet Tyer of Florida and James E. Tyer of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mattie T. Tyer and Thaddeus N. Tyer.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Charles Moore. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the home of Esther Etheridge.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 4, 1997; pg. B4)

Mickey Randall Lee

Mr. Mickey Randall Lee, age 51, a resident of 1135 HW 33 W of Chocowinity, NC, went home to Heaven on Thursday December 2, 2010.  Funeral Services will 1:00 pm Monday, December 6, 2010 at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted Mr. Ola Forbes, Jr. Burial will in Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Merritt West, Jay Ange, Stephen Davis, Lee Mills, Kevin Tetterton, and Ken Bridgeman. Larry Tetterton and Charles Taylor will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Lee was born on January 26, 1959 in Beaufort County to the late Elisha Worthington Lee and Annie Lillian Tyer. On November 5, 1996 Mickey married the love of his life Rose Marie Squires. Their love was like no other. Mickey was a welder and pipe fitter for several years prior to owning and operating Lee’s Auto Mart.  Mickey will always be remembered in our hearts as kind hearted, tender, and caring to his family and friends. He was the type of person that wore his heart on his sleeve and was always there to help or give great advice. He was a very compassionate and loving person. During his life he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He belonged to the Pamlico Beach Hunting Club and St. Claire‘s Hunting Club.  Mr. Lee is survived by his wife Mrs. Rose Marie Lee; One son Mickey Randall Lee Jr. of Chocowinity; Three daughters: Crystal Jean Harding and her husband Michael Harding of Chocowinity, Lisa Nicole Lee of Greenville, and Patricia Lynn Cox of Chocowinity; Five grandchildren: Autumn Harding, Summer Morgan, Bunnie Lunsford III, Jade Cox, and Koi Chapmann; One brother Elisha Lee of Williamston and four sisters: Jean Andrews, Mildred Turner, Nancy Lee all of Washington, and Brenda Lee of South Carolina.  The family will receive friends from 7-9:00 pm Sunday December 5, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Lee family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Myrtle Gold Moore Lee

Myrtle Gold Moore Lee, a resident of Temecula, Calif., passed in to the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on September 18, 2011, surrounded by her children, Robert and Caroline.  Myrtle was born in the Old Ford Community on November 20, 1919, the first daughter of the late Samuel David Moore and Myrtle Gold Williams Moore. She graduated from Washington High School and Harbinger Business School in Raleigh NC.  Myrtle married Robert E Lee III, a World War 1 veteran, who preceded her in death. Myrtle and Bob moved to Hollywood California in 1941, where she lived until recently, moving to Temecula, California, to be near her daughter. Together, they had two children, Robert E Lee IV of Round Rock, Texas, and Caroline Lee of Temecula, California.  After her children became adults, she married Steven Burns, who preceded her in death. Myrtle retired from the Naval Air Systems Command as the first female traffic manager. She was an active member of Hollywood Christian Church, and served as wedding planner to members and others. She served in various offices and Regent of the Dar, President of UDC and was also a Gold Star Wife.  Following her retirement, Myrtle and her husband Steven traveled all over the world, making new friends wherever they went, and spending time in their Maui, Hawaii, home.  In addition to her parents and husbands, Myrtle was preceded in death by her sister, Susie Kate Moore Riggs; four brothers, Wilbur David Moore, Ray Stearns Moore, Augustus Williams Moore and Samuel Nicholas Moore.  Myrtle leaves to cherish her memory her son, Robert E Lee IV and wife Susanne, her daughter, Caroline L. Lee; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Robin R Moore of Washington; three sisters, Colleen M. Lupton and husband James of Washington, Tillie E Moore of Burbank CA and Muse M James of Raleigh and numerous nieces and nephews.  Services were held on September 23, 2011, burial followed in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, October 2, 2011)

Nellie Woolard Lee

Mrs. Nellie Woolard Lee, 88, of 9293 N.C. Highway 32 North, Washington, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at home.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lee Cemetery, N.C. Highway 32, Washington, with Tony Krantz officiating. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Lee was born in Beaufort County on March 10, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Gray Woolard and Sallie Jane Singleton Woolard. She was married to Elijah Mansfield Lee, who preceded her in death. She was a retired clothing clerk with Buckman’s and Belk’s. She was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ.  Survivors include two sons, Phillip M. Lee Sr. of Washington, and Roger Edwin Lee of Newport News, Va.; one daughter, Treva Lee Tankard of Bath; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one brother, Joseph Gray Woolard Jr. of Hampstead.  She was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.  The family will receive friends following the graveside service and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, March 8, 2007)

Noah Thomas Lee

Mr. Noah Thomas Lee, age 75, a former resident of Goose Creek Road, died Monday, December 31, 2007 at Britthaven of Washington.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at the Piney Grove Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Tony Krantz.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Wayne Cox, Donald Cutler, Horace “Pete” Lee, Jr., James Woolard, Eddie Cherry and William Woolard. Honorary pallbearers will be John Mullis, Dal Latham, Eddie Hedgepeth, and Doug Dixon.  Mr. Lee was born in Beaufort County on January 24, 1932. He was the son of the late James Robert Lee and Maggie Sullivan Lee. Mr. Lee served in the U.S. Navy. He was a wood cutter and farmer. Mr. Lee was a member of the Beaver Dam Church of Christ.  On June 20, 1971, Mr. Lee married the former Maggie Cutler, who preceded him in death, January 2, 2006.  Mr. Lee is survived by a sister, Mary Lee of Washington; five nieces and four nephews.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Lee was preceded in death by two brothers, Horace “Pete” Lee, Sr. and James Matthew Lee and one sister, Elsie Magdalene Lee.  The family will receive friends at the home of Julie Woolard, 9543 N.C. 32 Hwy North, Washington and after the service at the graveside.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lee family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Peggy Marie Sawyer Lee

Ms. Peggy Marie (Sawyer) Lee, 73, of Frederick, MD, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 4, 2013.  Born October 24, 1939, in a farmhouse near Bath, NC, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Thornton Sawyer and Mary Clyde Boyd Sawyer. She graduated from Bath High School in 1958 and had a distinguished career as a security analyst with the C.I.A.  She retired from service to her country in 2003 to spend time with her grandchildren.  Peggy is survived by her son, Steve Elgin and his wife Allison Elgin; two grandchildren, Matthew Elgin and Kathleen Elgin; her siblings, Edgar T. Sawyer, Jr., Tom Sawyer and his wife Rhonda, Jean Askew and her husband Glenn, Kenneth Sawyer and his wife Jennifer; and eight nieces and nephews.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, January 9, 2013)

 Roger Edwin Lee

Mr. Roger Edwin Lee, age 63, a resident of 204 Clifton Ct., Newport News, VA died suddenly Tuesday May 12, 2009.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday May 16, 2009 at the Lee Family Cemetery officiated by Tony Krantz.  Mr. Roger was born in Beaufort County on February 27, 1946 son of the late Elijah Mansfield Lee and the late Nellie Mae Woolard Lee. He was a 1964 graduate of Bath High School and continued his education at the Newport News Ship Yard Apprentice School and Tidewater Community College. Mr. Roger married the former Denise Anne Calentine on July 23, 1989 who survives. He was a sales manager with Harbor Service Corp. in Hampton, VA. Mr. Roger was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ and a member of Peninsula Baseball Umpire Society, where he served as secretary. He also umpired baseball for Denbigh Youth, Little League and the MD Tournament.  Surviving along with his wife Denise of the home are two daughters: Christy Lee of Wilmington and Mary L. Toms and her husband Jeff of Newport News; a son: Michael Lee and his wife Jamie of Newport News; a brother: Phillip Lee and his wife Diane of Washington; a sister: Treva L. Tankard and her husband Tad of Bath; four grandchildren: Ivey, Haley, Olivia and Nola; father and mother in-law: Mr. and Mrs. Deneen Weber of Rockbridge, IL a sister-in-law: Linda Cunningham of Greenfield, IL, an uncle: J. G. Woolard, Jr. and wife Peggy and three nieces, three nephews, one great niece and one great nephew.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lee family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Alice Rae Jackson Leggett

Mrs. Alice Rae Jackson Leggett, age 70, a resident of 1811 West Fifth Street, Washington, NC went to her heavenly home on Wednesday January 20, 2010 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday January 23, 2010 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by John Anderson.  Mrs. Leggett was born in Greene County on May 22, 1939 daughter of the late Elbert Swain Jackson, Sr. and the late Nannie Lee Stox Jackson. She was a 1956 graduate of Washington High School. Mrs. Leggett married Virgil Kemp Leggett, Sr. on April 28, 1956 who preceded her in death on May 11, 2009. From this loving union they had two children. Mrs. Leggett placed her family above all, was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were the absolute joy of her life. If anyone was ever in need of anything all they had to do was ask and it was theirs. She managed the Shoe Show in Washington and later worked at Stanadyne Corporation until her retirement. Mrs. Leggett was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Washington.  Survivors include a daughter: Sharon L. Nicholson and her husband Lee of Greenville; a son: Virgil Kemp Leggett, Jr. and his wife Ellen of Huntersville; two brothers: Harold Jackson of Mt. Holly and James Jackson of Stanley and four grandchildren: Sara Gray Nicholson, Zachary Nicholson, Kathryn Leggett and Madalyn Leggett.  The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday January 22, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Leggett family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, January 22, 2010)

Betty Hodges Leggett

Mrs. Betty Hodges Leggett, age 64, of 105 Panticough Drive, Washington, died Friday, May 29, 2009 at her home.   A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 1, 2009 in the Chapel of Hillside Funeral service with Minister Jim Reid officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Chris DeJong, Craig DeJong, B.L. Eaborn, Clyde Harris, Mike Hodges and Joshua Latham will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 E, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Leggett was born on January 3, 1945 in Beaufort County to Wilson and Callie Ebron Hodges. Betty graduated from Bath High School in 1963. On February 7, 1965 she married Lewis Corbett Leggett, Sr. They made there home in Beaufort County where they raised their family. Mrs. Leggett was employed as a Department Manager at Wal-Mart for 20 years and later as a door greeter before retiring due to declining health. She enjoyed life with a passion, traveling and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Betty was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.  In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Lewis Corbett Leggett, Jr. of Washington; one daughter, Melody L. Huss and husband Ron of Chocowinity; and one brother, C.C. Hodges and wife Myrtle of Washington.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Joyce Harris.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, May 31, 2009)

Bruce T. Leggett

HAMPTON - Bruce T. Leggett, 79, was called home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 3, 1998. He was born in Washington, N.C., where he spent his early years. He retired as a supervisor in the Paint Department from the Newport News Shipyard in 1979 after 38 years of service.  He was a member of the Bremond #241 A.F.&A.M. Masonic Lodge, Newport News, Khedive Temple of the Shrine, AAONMS, Chesapeake, and past deacon and member of Wythe Presbyterian Church, Hampton.  He will be deeply missed by those who loved him. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed being with his family. He is survived by his wife, Estelle M. Leggett; two daughters, Pat Leggett Rapp, and husband, Bob, of Tabb, and Carolyn H. Packer, and husband, George R., of Hampton; five grandchildren, Michele P. Smith, and husband, Frank, of Chesapeake, Bobby Bruce Rapp, and wife, Ronda, of Grafton, Melanie L. Rapp of Tabb, Keith Packer of Hampton and Kim P. Rice, and husband, Robert, of Hampton; three great-grandchildren, Marshall Dodge, Ian Packer and Holly Smith; and one surviving sister, Ramona Markarian, and husband, Ed, of Washington, N.C.  A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on May 6 at Peninsula FuneralHome by Pastor Robin Woodell of Wythe Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. Visitation will be tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – May 6, 1998; pg. C7)

Carolyn Bright Leggett

Carolyn “Joy” Bright Leggett, age 43, a resident of 507 Ralph Drive, Cary, and formerly of Chocowinity, died Tuesday evening, April 4, 2006 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday April 8, 2006 at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Henry Horne. Burial will follow in Wesley Cemetery.  Troy Congleton, Robbie Bullock, Carl Branch, Obe Glenn Worthington, Ricky Clark and Jason Bright will serve as pallbearers.  Joy was born in Beaufort County on July 12, 1962, daughter of Harold Bright, Sr. and Carolyn Smith Bright. She was a 1980 graduate of Chocowinity High School. Joy received her degree in computer science from Beaufort County Community College and graduated with honors from N.C. Wesleyan College in business management. She was employed with North Carolina State University in accounting. On November 20, 1987, she married Virgil Wilson Leggett, who survives.  In addition to her husband, Virgil, of the home, and her parents, Harold and Carolyn of Chocowinity, she is survived by her two children: Autumn Joy Leggett and Joshua Hunter Leggett, both of the home; her brother: Harold Bright, Jr. of New Bern; her paternal grandmother: Bernice Bright of Chocowinity; and her three uncles: Archie Bright and his wife, Judy of Carolina Beach; Kenneth and his wife, Theresa and Bobby R. Smith all of Chocowinity. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather: Norman Bright; her maternal grandparents: Plum and Leona Smith and an uncle: David Smith.  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of her parents, located at 1472 Haw Branch Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Leggett Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 7, 2006)

Catherine Roberson Leggett

Mrs. Catherine Roberson Leggett, 86, of 414 Wharton Station Road, Old Ford community, died Sunday, May 28, 2006.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Washington with Eddie Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Carlie Ambrose, Sammy Leggett, Freddie Matkins, Jon Mauney, J.W. McCeldry and Kevin Vick.  Mrs. Leggett was born in Beaufort County on June 25, 1919. She was the daughter of the late James E. Roberson and Estelle Morgan Roberson. She was a homemaker and cared for children in her home for many years. She was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ and the Ladies’ Circle No. 1. She taught Sunday School for many years. Known as “Nanny” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she was also a member of the Woodmen of the World.  She was married for 63 years to Sam Bell Leggett, who preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 2005.  Survivors include one son, Sam Edward Leggett and his wife, Patsy, of Washington; two daughters, Estelle Briley and her husband, Jerry, and Gay Saleeby, all of Washington; three grandchildren, Donald Leggett and his wife, Julie, of Pensacola, Fla., Kit Vick and her husband, Kevin, of Washington and Gwen Mauney and her husband, Jon, of Wilmington; and two great-grandchildren, Robert Leggett of Pensacola, Fla., and Mason Vick of Washington.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Roberson and Charlie Roberson; and four sisters, Edna Roberson O’Hare, Beatrice Roberson Leggett, Sue Roberson Buck and Dorothy “Dot” Roberson Robinson.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Leggett family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, April 29, 2006)

Frances Powell Leggett

Mrs. Frances Marie Powell Leggett, age 86, a resident of Greenville, died Saturday, February 4, 2012.  Graveside services will be 3:00 PM, Monday, February 6, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Leggett family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Helen Smith Leggett

CHESAPEAKE - Helen Smith Leggett, 85, of the 1300 block of Barbara Court, died March 27, 2002.  Born in Washington, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Zora Lee Smith and the late Dan G. Smith. She was a homemaker and the widow of Edward Gray Leggett Sr. She was a member of South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church, Chesapeake, Order of the Eastern Star, Friendship Chapter No. 57, Ladies of Shrine, Chesapeake.  She is survived by a son, Edward Gray Leggett Jr. of Chesapeake; two sisters, Carolyn Armstrong of Smithfield, Va., and Iola Waters of Chesapeake; and two grandchildren, Denise Tory Leggett Rawls of Chesapeake and Edward Gray Leggett III of Chesapeake.  A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Amos Eby. Visitation will be today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 28, 2002; pg. B8)

James Morgan Leggett

James Morgan “Frog” Leggett, age 68, of 2231 Wharton Station Rd., Washington, died Monday, September 24, 2007 at Pitt Co. Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2007 at the Snowd Branch Church of God and will be conducted by Pastor Gary Thompson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Ed Dixon, Tommy Lilley, Joe Knox, Rick Brann, Herbie Heath, Bud Bennett, Troy Ball and Dale Everett will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Leggett was born in Beaufort Co. on March 2, 1939 to the late Samuel and Beatrice Roberson Leggett and on January 6, 1962, he married Peggy Allen Jenkins who survives. He was a graduate of Washington High School, was once employed at Flanders Filters, was a member of the Snowd Branch Church of God, Snowd Branch Men’s Fellowship, Horse Pen Swamp Hunt Club and the Cow Pen Hunt Club.  Survivors include his wife of the home, one son: Timothy Allen Leggett and his wife Gina of Washington and one brother: Sammy R. Leggett and his wife Barbara of Washington.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at the Snowd Branch Church of God and other times at the home of Timothy Leggett, 191 Belgian Lane, Washington, NC 27889.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Leggett family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, September 26, 2007)

Jerry Dewitt Leggett

Mr. Jerry Dewitt Leggett died Monday, March 2, 2009 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.  Mr. Leggett was born October 23, 1926 in Washington, NC (Beaufort Co.), the son of the late Richard Ralph and Mae Langley Leggett. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Ralph Leggett, Jr.  He was a retired structural engineer.  Following graduation from Washington High School, he enlisted in the Army Corps and served during World War II. While in the service he attended Davidson College and after being discharged he attended North Carolina State University and subsequently received a degree in Civil Engineering. He began his career with Peden Steel Company in Raleigh, and after moving to Fayetteville was associated with Hercules Steel before joining Huske-Leggett and Associates as a consulting engineer.  Mr. Leggett served as past president of the Fayetteville Lions Club and treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fayetteville for many years. His love for his church was demonstrated by his many areas of service. He was a lifetime Deacon, and over the years served as moderator of the Board of Deacons, chaired the Building and Grounds Committee and was a member of the Men’s Bible Sunday School Class. His hobbies were gardening and “building.”  Mr. Leggett is survived by his wife, Helen, of Fayetteville; and a daughter Kimberly Leggett of Graham, NC. He was a devoted husband and father, and was much loved by his family and many friends.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 5, 2009 at First Baptist Church, 201 Anderson Street with the Rev. Ed Beddingfield officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow the service in Lafayette Memorial Park.  Services entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, March 4, 2009)

John Gray Leggett, Sr.

Mr. John Gray Leggett, Sr., a resident of 1152 Leggett Road, Washington died Wednesday morning at U.H.S. Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC.  A funeral service will be held 11:00a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Rev. Joan Fischer and Rev. David Harrington. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. John Whitehurst, Danny Leggett, Guilford Leggett, Jr., Allen Krahenbill, Chauncey Krahenbill and Bobby Daughtridge will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Leggett was born in Beaufort County on September 3, 1922, son of the late Allen Hoyt Leggett and Jessie Ward Leggett. He was a graduate of Stokes High School. On April 6, 1946, he married the former Della Estelle Whitley who preceded him in death on May 29, 1999. He served his country during World War II as a Sergeant in the United States Army. Mr. Leggett was a farmer and worked with Estes Express Line for 13 years. He was a member of Wharton Trinity United Methodist Church and a former member of Wharton Station Ruritan Club.  Mr. Leggett is survived by his children: John (Johnny) G. Leggett, Jr. and wife Diane Lancaster Leggett, James (Jimmy) A. Leggett and wife Jackie Jackson Leggett and Jennifer Leggett Whitehurst and husband Lloyd G. Whitehurst all of Washington; his brother: Hoyt Guilford Leggett of Washington; his sisters: Doris Leggett Krahenbill of Louisa, VA; Barbara Leggett Whitehurst and husband J.H. of Rocky Mount, and Sandra Leggett Daughtridge and husband Bobby of Tarboro. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Steven Allen Leggett and wife Roxanna, Kathy Leggett Galloway and husband Chris, Christopher Leggett and wife Cristy, Renee Leggett Asby and husband Ted and his great grandchildren: Jordan Galloway, Joshua Galloway, Breanna Leggett, Lexie Leggett, Cierra Lassiter, Grace Lassiter and Michael Asby. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Leggett is also preceded in death by his son, Gorham Ward Leggett.  The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00p.m. Friday, September 23, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home located at 1152 Leggett Road Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Leggett Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Laura S. Leggett

Laura S. Leggett, 84, died Nov. 28, 2001. Born in Washington, N.C., to the late Ernest M. and Annie Sheppard, she was the widow of Walter W. Leggett and a retired LPN. She was a member of Coleman Place Presbyterian Church and the O.E.S. Berkley No. 52 where she was a past matron.  She is survived by her three children, Patricia Miller of Virginia Beach, Walter W. Leggett Jr. and wife, Eloise of Clermont, Fla., and Stephen R. Leggett and wife, Deborah of Virginia Beach; two sisters and two brothers, Dorothy S. Copeland of Greenville, N.C., Marie S. Roberson and Pete Sheppard of Virginia Beach and Charles Sheppard of Norfolk; seven grandchildren, Paul, James, Jason, Laurie, Scotty, Kelly and Kyle; and a great-grandson, Egan.  A funeral will be held in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, Saturday at 10 a.m. The visitation will be held at the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Burial will take place in Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 30, 2001; pg. B6)

Mildred Boyd Leggett

Mrs. Mildred Boyd Leggett, 88, of 6528 North Boyd Road, Pinetown, died Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Mobley officiating.  Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Octavus “Toby” Wallace, Octavus Wallace, Ted Wallace, Alton Wallace, Ray Collier and Kenneth Willoughby serving as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:30 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at Mrs. Leggett’s home.  A lifelong resident of the Pinetown Community, Mrs. Leggett was born March 24, 1917 in Beaufort County.  She was the daughter of the late Samuel Farrow Boyd and Mary Virginia Osborne Boyd.  On January 20, 1940 she married Jay Truman Leggett, who preceded her in death on November 2, 1995.  She was a homemaker and loving mother.  She was a graduate of Bath High School. At the time her death, Mrs. Leggett was the longest living member of Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church.  She was a Christian believer who greatly loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and was able to express this belief even during some moments of great pain in recent days.  Survivors include her son, Jay Lynn Leggett, Sr., and his wife, Linda Foreman Leggett of Cleveland, TN; two grandchildren, Jay Lynn Leggett, Jr. of Cleveland, TN and Christopher Ervin Leggett and his wife Jackie Beard Leggett of Nouakchott, Mauritania and six great-grandchildren, Jay Lynn Leggett, III, Grant William Leggett, Hannah Marie Leggett, Jordan Christopher Leggett, Haley Rebecca Leggett, and Erin Christian Leggett.  Mrs. Leggett felt great love and gratitude to a special niece, Sue Mason and to special friends, Edith Pinkham and Edna Modlin.  Mrs. Leggett and her family wish to express thanks to the capable and caring workers at Britthaven of Washington.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Olivia Leary Leggett

Mrs. Olivia Leary "Libby" Leggett, age 64, a resident of 2457 N.C. Hwy 171 North, Washington, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at her home.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, April 26, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Mike Oliver.  Mrs. Leggett was born in Craven County on March 4, 1949. She was the daughter of Adelene Bennett Leary Gurganus and the late Forrest Willard Gurganus. Mrs. Leggett was a retired clerk and cook with Slatestone Grocery. She was a member of Mary's Chapel Christian Church. In her spare time, Mrs. Leggett enjoyed reading, cooking, knitting, crocheting and loved the beach.  On April 25, 1970, she married John Bill Leggett, Jr., who survives.  Mrs. Leggett is survived by her husband, John Bill Leggett, Jr. of the home; her son, Tripp Leggett of Washington; her daughter, Misty Norman and her husband, Robert of Washington; her mother, Adelene Gurganus of Aurora; her brother, William "Bud" Leary and his wife, Patsy of Washington; several nieces and nephews and special sister in law, Sharon Everett and special friend, Sue Leary.  Mrs. Leggett was preceded in death by her father, Forrest Willard Gurganus.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Leggett family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Samuel Roberson Leggett

Mr. Samuel Roberson Leggett, 69, a resident of 942 N.C. Highway 171 North, Washington, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Snowd Branch Church of God. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Snowd Branch Church of God and other times at the home. Arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Tuesday, September 27, 2011)

Virgil Kemp Leggett

Mr. Virgil Kemp Leggett, age 73, a resident of Washington, NC went to his heavenly home May 11, 2009.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday May 14, 2009 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by John Anderson.  Mr. Leggett was born in Washington on July 9, 1935 son of the late John Churchill Leggett, Sr. and the late Ida Gray Ricks Leggett. He was a 1953 graduate of Washington High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. On April 28, 1956 he married Alice Rae Jackson who survives. From this loving union they had two children. Mr. Leggett placed his family above all, was a dedicated friend to many and a prankster. Laughter truly made up his persona and he was a gentle man.  Surviving along with his wife of 53 years Alice Rae of Washington are two children: Virgil K. Leggett, Jr. and his wife Ellen of Huntersville, NC and Sharon L. Nicholson and her husband Lee of Greenville, NC; four grandchildren, which were the joy of Mr. Leggett’s life, Sara Gray Nicholson, Zachary Nicholson, Kathryn Leggett and Maddlyn Leggett; three sisters: Lillian L. Edelen of Jacksonville, FL, Faye L. Clark and husband Thurman of Grimesland and Maggie Davenport of Washington; three brothers: Allen Leggett and wife Peggy, Robbie Leggett and wife Carol and Ricky Leggett and wife Flame all of Washington. Mr. Leggett was preceded in death by his oldest brother: John C. Leggett, Jr.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Wednesday May 13, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Leggett family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Vivian Woolard Leggett

Vivian Woolard Leggett, 90, of Elizabeth City, NC died Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Heritage Care.  Born in Washington, NC, she was the daughter of the late William McCoy and Lizzie Cox Woolard and was the wife of the late the Rev. B. Frank Leggett, Jr.  Mrs. Leggett was a member of First Christian Church and she enjoyed meeting with the bridge group at Knobbs Creek Senior Center.  Mrs. Leggett is survived by a daughter, Martha Leggett Newbold and husband Perry of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, Paul Woolard Leggett of Raleigh, NC; a brother, Ben Woolard and wife Bonita of Washington, NC; two brothers-in-law, Charles Elks of Raleigh, NC and Dr. Marshall Leggett and wife Jean of Aledo, TX; two grandchildren, Dr. Stephanie P. Newbold of Washington, DC and Samuel D. Newbold of New York City, NY; and all of her lunch friends at the Colonial Restaurant.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at First Christian Church with the Rev. Perry Turner and the Rev. Elizabeth Cluff officiating.  A graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, NC.  The family will receive friends briefly following the service at the church and at all other times at the residence of Perry and Martha Newbold, 919 W. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the   Leggett family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Johnnie Wesley Leggette

HAMPTON - Johnnie Wesley Leggette, 78, died Monday, May 18, 1998. Born in Washington, N.C., he had been a Hampton resident for 60 years.  Mr. Leggette was a six-time decorated Navy veteran of World War II. He retired in 1982 as a supervisor from the Virginia Department of Transportation after 33 years and was a member of the Hampton Medical Center Voluntary Service Program.  Mr. Leggette is survived by his wife, Catherine Nash Leggette; his daughter, Cheryl Page Manning of Newport News; his stepdaughters, Juanita G. Ellis of Williamsburg and Renee G. Weck of California; his sons, Johnnie W. Leggette Jr. of Richmond, Dennis Kendall Leggette of Seaford and Robert Craig Leggette of Hampton; his brother, Jack Leggette of Newport News; his sisters, Mae Robertson of Greenville, N.C., Mildred Griffin of Washington, N.C., Dorothy Griffin and Mary Ella Daniels, both of Williamston, N.C., and Becky Brown of Enfield, N.C.; and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Parklawn Memorial Park by the Rev. Carlin W. Nash.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – May 19, 1998; pg. C6)

Claudia H. Leighty

Mrs. Claudia H. Leighty, 59, of 75 Woodstock Road, Belhaven, died Thursday, March 01, 2007 at her home.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March, 3, 2007 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Linda Rowe officiating. Burial will follow at the Ross Family Cemetery in Bath. Howell Sparrow, Brice May, Steve Paschall, Freddy Warren, Charlie Brooks, and Todd Venters will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM this evening at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, and other times at the home.  Mrs. Leighty was born March 13, 1947 in Connellsville, PA.  She was the daughter of the late Robert Hartline and Francis Fisher Hartline.  On June 21, 1967, she married William S. Leighty, who survives. She was a graduate of Southmoreland High School and attended Deurlein Secretary School.  Mrs. Leighty was a homemaker.  Survivors include her husband, William S. Leighty; her children, William Brett Leighty and his wife, Sherry of Pennsylvania, Stephanie Jo Leighty of Belhaven, NC, Amy Beth Leighty of Missouri, Melinda Kay Fitchett and her husband, Doug of Florida, Stephen Shane Leighty and his wife, Shelley of Pinetown, NC, and Angela “Susie” Murphy of Bath, NC and ten grandchildren.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, March 3, 2007)

Edwin Lejman

Mr. Edwin “Ed” Lejman, age 84, a resident of 105 Pinecrest Court, Washington died Monday morning February 25, 2008 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday February 28, 2008 at the Mother of Mercy Catholic Church officiated by Father Arturo Cabra. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Lejman was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 23, 1923, son of the late Boleslaw and Stella Kurowski Lejman. On May 6, 1950, he married the former Mary R. Slugay, who survives. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Lejman was employed with IBM as an engineer. He retired in 1983 with 35 years service. He was a member of the Mother of Mercy Catholic Church and M.O.M.P.O.P.S.  In addition to his wife, Mary, of the home, he is survived, by his children: Barbara L. Shutak and her husband, Michael of Morehead City, N.C.; Patricia A. Lejman and Pamela A. Lejman both of Wake Forest, N.C.; Ann M. Grubbs and her husband, Chris of Winston-Salem, N.C.; his grandson: Michael A. Shutak of Morehead City, N.C. and his sisters: Irene Lejman of Raleigh, N.C. and Harriet Mile of Homer Glen, Illinois.  A rosary service will be held 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington. The family will receive friends following the rosary service until 8 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lejman Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, February 27, 2008)

Margaret Louise Rhodes LeMaster

Mrs. Margaret Louise Rhodes LeMaster, age 72, a resident of Fayetteville, NC, died Thursday, February 12, 2009 at her home.  A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, February 15, 2009 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Pastor Mitchell Dick officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington.  Mrs. LeMaster was born February 12, 1937 in Henderson, NC. She was the daughter of the late John Franklin Rhodes and Myrtle Mae Hathaway Rhodes. She was married to Dr. Pierre C. LeMaster for 43 years and was the business manager for her husband’s pediatric practice. She accomplished much in her life, most of which was centered around being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She touched the lives of many people and left great memories. She will have a lasting affect on many. She will truly be missed.  Survivors include her husband, Dr. Pierre C. LeMaster of Fayetteville, NC; three daughters, Katrina Louise Heffinger and husband, Jessie of San Diego, CA, Kimberly Paige LeMaster and husband, Brad Craven of Charlotte, NC, and Mary Elizabeth Legatski and husband, Eric of Fayetteville, NC; one brother, Robert “Bob” Rhodes of Washington, NC; one sister, Ann Page Meade of Palatka, FL; and five grandchildren, Matthew, Jennah, Ethan, Lilliana and Karter.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the LeMaster family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, February 14, 2009)

Anna B. Lemma

Anna B. Lemma, 63, a homemaker, died Aug. 31, 1993, in a local hospital.  Mrs. Lemma was born in Washington, N.C., and was the widow of Capt. Paul A. Lemma Sr., U.S. Navy (Ret.) She was a member of Church of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Virginia Beach Garden Club; Women's Republican Club of Virginia Beach; and was an avid gardener.  Survivors include two sons, Paul A. Lemma, Jr. and Joseph C. Lemma, both of Virginia Beach; and four sisters, Meredith Mitchell of Spartanburg, S.C., Mrytice Melnyck of Ludlow, Mass., Lois Southworth of Nashua, N.H., and Sylvia Gyle Bogert of Virginia Beach.  A Mass will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Church of the Holy Family Catholic Church by Father Richard Mooney. Burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park. A Christian wake service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. The family will remain to receive friends following the wake service.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – September 1, 1993; pg. D4)

Roy Matney Lester

Mr. Roy Matney Lester, age 75, a resident of 1823 Goose Creek Rd., Washington, died Friday, February 19, 2010.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ and will be conducted by Tom Reid and Jim Reid. Joshua Pettrey, Zachary Roy Pettrey, Steven Boone, Mitchell T. Harris, Jr., Michael Boone and Leslie Jordan will serve as pallbearers. David Poff, Daniel Poff, Adam Poff and the elders of Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Lester was born in Ballard, West Virginia on March 27, 1934 to the late William Thomas Lester and Minnie Jones Lester. On March 6, 1960 he married Lana Gail Poff who survives. He was a graduate of Peterstown High School in Peterstown, West Virginia and then served in the United States Army. He was employed with Celanese Corporation for twenty years. He then went to Bluefield College of Evangelism in Bluefield, West Virginia to become a minister for the Church of Christ and Christian Church, serving as a minister since 1973. Mr. Lester ministered at Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ in the 1980’s and was a member there until his death.  Survivors include his wife of the home Lana G. Lester; two daughters, Joni Lester Boone and husband Steven of Radford, VA, Theresa Lester Harris and husband Mitch of Washington; six grandchildren, Joshua Pettrey, Zachary Roy Pettrey, Brooke Pettrey, Rachael Harris, Michael Boone, Andrew Boone; two sisters, Gladys Long of Ballard, WV, Betty Jean Lester of Salem, VA, and two brothers, Everette Lester of Hanns Creek, WV and Bobby Lester of Lumberton, NC.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm Monday, February 22, 2010 at Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Lester family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, February 22, 2010)

Annie E. Lewis

Annie E. Lewis, 87, 1105 Santa Anita St., Orlando, died Thursday. Born in Aurora, N.C., she moved to Orlando from North Carolina in 1972. She was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Survivors: son, Ellis Suggs, Orlando; brother, Hyman, Aurora; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Oaklawn Park Chapel, Lake Mary.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – March 8, 1991; pg. B4)

Ardieth Flowers Lewis

Mrs. Ardieth Flowers Lewis, age 100, a resident of 569 Old Bath Highway, Washington, NC died Sunday, October 20, 2013 at her home.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Pastor James Green. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Shane Lewis, Brian Foxwell, Jay Mombaerts, Rex Zerby, Earl Rascoe and Bobby Furman will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Lewis was born on November 5, 1912 in Beaufort County to the late Andrew Flowers and Martha Ann Clark Flowers. She attended Aurora High School. On July 23, 1929, she married the late Charlie Thomas Lewis, who preceded her in death on November 19, 1969. Mrs. Lewis worked as an accounting clerk at Sears & Roebuck in Norfolk, Va. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile and The Order of Amaranth, which are both Masonic organizations. Mrs. Lewis was a member of Bayview Free Will Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va.  Mrs. Lewis is survived by a son, Larry B. Lewis and wife Brenda of Washington, NC, a daughter in law: Wilma Lewis of Thornhill, TN; 6 grandchildren, Vickie Jones, Toni Lewis, Brian Lewis Foxwell, Donna Zerby, Shane Lewis and Carmela Mombaerts, six great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Lewis is preceded in death by a son, Kenneth W. Lewis, two brothers, Forrest Flowers and Kate Flowers and two sisters, Gentry Caroon and Mabel Toler.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 24, 2013 one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the church and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Lewis family.  (Paul Funerl Home)

Betty Warren Lewis

Mrs. Betty Warren Lewis, age 87, a lifelong resident of Blounts Creek N.C. died Saturday April 29, 2006 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C.  A funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday May 1, 2006 at Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Steve Atkins. Burial will follow at Ecklin Cemetery in Blounts Creek. Nephews Jim Lewis, Tom Lewis, Russell Warren, Tom Campbell, Chet Lewis and Lee Lewis will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Lewis was born in Blounts Creek on September 22, 1918, daughter of the late Jessie Thomas Warren and the late Lula Gray Canady Warren. She married Herbert Sanford Lewis on October 22, 1940 who preceded her in death on November 27, 1994. She was a homemaker and worked in many aspects of the family farm. Mrs. Lewis was a faithful member of Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church and its Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Lewis is survived by a niece: Cathy Campbell and her husband Tom of Greenville; their two daughters: Alison and Jessica Campbell, whom she loved dearly; a niece Shirley Lewis Miller of Manassas, VA; nephews: Jim and Tom Lewis and two sisters-in-law: Mamie and Vina Warren. She is also survived by nieces and nephews: Flora Wooten, Glenda Joyner, Billy Hines, Bruce and Jesse Hines, Tommy and Russell Warren, Betty Jean Waters, Frances Forrest, Bob Warren, Leslie Roger, Robert Warren, Osborne Lewis, Hilda Holowell, Johnny Lewis, Marie Hodges, Pauline Crisp and Carol Warren. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by an infant daughter; two sisters: Bertha W. Hines and Elsie W. Lewis and four brothers: Edison Warren, Monford Warren, Oscar Warren and John Warren.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. today, April 30, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, April 30, 2006)

Charlie Lewis

Mr. Charlie “Dale” Lewis, age 71, a resident of the Campbell’s Creek community, Aurora, died Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at Duke University Hospital in Durham.  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2007 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Pastor Claude Nethercutt. Burial will follow in Lewis family cemetery, Campbell’s Creek community, Aurora.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Curtis Jones, Dr. Fred Knowles, Edward Lewis, Raymond Rogers, Frank Sadler, and Rodney Woolard.  Mr. Lewis was born in Campbell’s Creek on July 26, 1936. He was the son of the late Raleigh Lewis and Meta Powers Lewis. Mr. Lewis was retired General Foreman of Phosphoric Acid at PCS. He served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Lewis attended Campbell’s Creek United Methodist Church.  On August 23, 1982, Mr. Lewis married the former Patricia Williams, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Penney Lewis of Clayton, Kathy Lewis Jones and her husband, Curtis and their son, Austin Curtis Dale Jones all of Clayton; his brother, James Lewis of Campbell’s Creek; his father-in-law and mother -in-law, Phillip and Lola Williams of Pinetown; two sisters-in-laws Lynda Woolard and her husband, Rodney and Gina Rogers and her husband, Ray; his faithful canine companions, Hector and Biggs and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 1660 Vinegar Hill Road, Aurora.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lewis family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – December 28, 2007)

Clyde Edgbert Lewis

Mr. Clyde Edgbert Lewis, 84, formerly of 1404 Harrington St., Washington, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at Britthaven Nursing Center of Washington.  A graveside funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ecklin family cemetery in Blounts Creek with the Rev. Linda Rowe and the Rev. George Daniels.  Pallbearers will be Daniel Lewis, Allen Lewis, Earl Rascoe, Edward Roscoe, Jimmie Lewis and Shane Lewis.  Mr. Lewis was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 13, 1921. He was the son of the late Raymond Allen Lewis Sr. and the late Lula Mae Gurkin Lewis. He was a loving husband to the former Lona Belle Rascoe who he married on Nov. 22, 1952. Mr. Lewis served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a retired security guard with National Spinning. He was a member of the Washington American Legion Post and, most importantly, he was a Christian. Survivors include one son, Kenneth Lewis and his wife, Lisa, of Atlanta, Ga., who he was a proud father to. Mr. Lewis was a big brother to one sister, Hilda L. Hollowell of Winterville; three brothers, Osborne Lewis of Washington, Johnnie Lewis of Chocowinity and Raymond Allen Lewis Jr., who preceded Mr. Lewis in death on Jan. 13, 2006. He was a silly grandpa to his grandson, Brayden Clyde Lewis.  The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home, located at 1404 Harrington St.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lewis family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, April 17, 2006)

Collis O. Lewis

Collis O. Lewis, 87, died Feb. 4, 1995, in his residence in Chesapeake.  Mr. Lewis was born in Beaufort County, N.C. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Pauline L. Lewis; a stepdaughter, Ann Von Pertz of Topeka, Kan.; three stepsons, Earnest E. Shipp of Virginia Beach, Harold Gene Shipp of Portsmouth and Herbert L. Shipp of Suffolk; one grandson, Collis O. Lewis III of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by Pastor Dave Libengood. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – February 6, 1995; pg. B2)

Ella Mae Hill Lewis

Mrs. Ella Mae Hill Lewis, age 90, a former resident of 301 East Haven Apartments, Washington died Tuesday February 27, 2007 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  A funeral will be held 11:00 AM Friday March 2, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington. Burial will follow in Haw Branch Church of Christ Cemetery in Chocowinity. Mrs. Lewis’ grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Lewis was born in Beaufort County on January 15, 1917 daughter of the late George Hill and the late Carolina Winfield Hill. She married Major Wright Lewis who preceded her in death on November 5, 1967.  Mrs. Lewis was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County, a homemaker, caregiver to the elderly and a member of Haw Branch Church of Christ.  Survivors include a son: Major Churchill Lewis of Chocowinity; three daughters: Jennette Driver of Amelia, VA, Carolyn Lewis of Pinetown and Shelvie Morris of Gordonsville, VA; seventeen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by two sons: Henry Lewis and Hubby Lewis; a daughter: Shelby Ann Lewis; a grandson: James Thomas Lewis and a great granddaughter: Jenny Renee Crum.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday March 1, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mrs. Lewis’ daughter Carolyn Lewis located at 126 Telephone Lane, Pinetown, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lewis family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, March 2, 2007)

Elwood Dewey Lewis

Mr. Elwood Dewey Lewis, age 65 a resident of 15525 Hwy. 33 E., Blounts Creek, died Saturday, December 12, 2009.  Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Edward Christian Church and will be conducted by Pastor David Linton. Burial will follow in Warren Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until time of the service at the church.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Lewis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Ernest Ervin Lewis

VANCEBORO - Mr. Ernest Ervin Lewis, 85, died Sunday, May 17, 2009.  A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Vanceboro Cemetery.  Mr. Lewis, a native of Beaufort County, lived most of his life in the Wilmar community of Craven County. He farmed all of his life and continued to farm a large garden as long as he was able.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Eula Mae Weatherington Lewis; a son, Billy Ray Lewis; and a grandson, Daniel Lloyd Lewis.  He is survived by daughters Retha Harris of Pinetown, Jean Smith of Vanceboro, Peggy Smith of Simpson and Patricia Key of Chocowinity; sons, Danny Lewis of Chocowinity and Alton Lewis of Vanceboro; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carrie Wilson of Vanceboro.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro, and other times at the family home of Eula and Ernest Lewis.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, May 20, 2009)

Eula Mae Weatherington Lewis

VANCEBORO - Mrs. Eula Mae Weatherington Lewis, 76, died Monday, March 23, 2009.  A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Vanceboro Cemetery.  Mrs. Lewis, a native of Beaufort County, had lived in the Wilmar community of Craven County for a number of years.  She was preceded in death by her son, Billy Ray Lewis, and a grandson, Daniel Lloyd Lewis.  She is survived by her: husband of 62 years, Ernest Lewis; daughters, Retha Harris, of Pinetown, Jean Smith, of Vanceboro, Peggy Smith, of Simpson, and Patricia Key, of Chocowinity; sons, Danny Lewis, of Chocowinity, and Alton Lewis, of Vanceboro; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a brother, M. D. Weatherington, of Washington.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro, and other times at the family home of Eula and Ernest Lewis.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, March 25, 2009)

Flora Flowers Lewis

Mrs. Flora Flowers Lewis, age 87, a resident of 675 Bonner St., Aurora, N.C., died Friday, May 12, 2006, at her home.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2006, at Aurora United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Claude Nethercutt and Scott Peed. Burial will follow in High Hill Cemetery in Aurora. Malcolm Rowe, Keith Brantley, Robbie Edwards and Steve Broome will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Lewis was born in Aurora on November 13,1918, daughter of the late George Washington Flowers and the late Annie Muse Flowers. She was a 1936 graduate of Aurora High School and married Donald Earl Lewis on July 28, 1940, who preceded her in death on January 9, 1999. Mrs. Lewis was a retired cafeteria manager with Aurora High School, having worked there from 1964 to 1975. She was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County and a member of Campbell Creek United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Lewis is survived by a daughter, Darnell Peed and her husband Floyd of Aurora; their children, Scott Peed and his wife Kim; their children, Kristin and Kara; Jeffrey and his wife Barbara and their children, Abigail, Rebekah and Carson; a daughter, Donna Swartz and her husband Tom; their children Stacy Rhodes and her husband Tony and Michael Swartz and his friend Amy Taylor, all of Orlando, Florida. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by five sisters, Julia Peede, Lucy Fulford, Goldia Holadia, Ola Simone and Hazel Smith.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Lewis’ daughter, Mrs. Darnell Peed, located at 781 John Drive, Aurora, N.C.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lewis family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, May 14, 2006)

Hilton Ray Lewis

Mr. Hilton Ray “Stooge” Lewis, age 74, a resident of Washington, NC died Saturday February 8, 2014 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Center.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday February 10, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Pastor Ron Bousquet and Rev. Lee Kinney. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Avery Respass, Sam Carawan, Tonya Leggett, Kit Campbell, Adam Manning and Ryan Leggett will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of The Telephone Connection: Sarah Parker, Lidia Hyatt, Megan Hodges, Susan Credle, Jay Walston, Misael Contreras, Lucy Garcia and Blake Beddard.  The family will receive friends 1 p.m. until the funeral hour Monday at the funeral home and other times at the home of Virginia O’Neal located at 190 Washington Harbor, Washington, NC.  Mr. Lewis was born in Beaufort County on November 4, 1939 son of the late Ernest Nathan Lewis and the late Eva Jones Lewis. He was a graduate of Bath High School and married the former Loretta Bryan who preceded him in death. Mr. Lewis was a supervisor and performed in research & development at Flanders Filters until his retirement. He loved tinkering on automobiles, fishing and spending time with his grandson who was the apple of his eye. He was a member of Bath Church of God where he was very active as long as his health permitted. He was also a member of the Improved Order of Redmen Tau Tribe # 18 and Washington Moose Lodge # 1800.  Survivors include a daughter: Virginia Lewis O’Neal and her husband Billy of Washington; a grandson: Hilton Bryan Lewis O’Neal of Wilmington; and two sisters: Helen Campbell of Washington and Florence Haddock of Sanford, FL. Mr. Stooge was preceded in death by his wife: Loretta; two sisters: Marie Manning and Mary “Hucklebuck” Bell and three brothers: Ernest Lewis, Jr., Roy Lewis and Alton Lewis.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Mr. Lewis’ family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Irene Perrow Cowling Lewis

Irene Perrow Cowling Lewis, 94, of Route 2, died April 28, 1990, in a Washington, N.C., hospital.  Mrs. Lewis, a native of Bluefield, W.Va., was a member of Cradock United Methodist Church in Portsmouth and Victory Chapter 16 Order of the Eastern Star in Chesapeake. She was the widow of Owen Carr Lewis Sr.  Survivors include three daughters, Lois C. Ayers of Houston, Texas, Irene E. Lewis of Chocowinity and Shirley L. Bonenberger of Vallejo, Calif.; a son, Owen C. ''Buddy'' Lewis Jr. of Portsmouth; two sisters, Evelyn C. Lacy and Helen S. Woodyard, both of Bluefield; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. Friends may join the family after the service at Cradock United Methodist Church. Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C., is handling arrangements. Information furnished by Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – April 29, 1990; pg. B2)

James Wesley Lewis

James Wesley Lewis, 62, of Hernando, died Tuesday (April 13, 1993) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Washington, N.C., he came here three years ago from Plymouth, N.C. He was a plumber for Lenoir Plumbing Co. and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, Pinetown, N.C. Survivors include his wife, Mary; four sons, James F., Vanceboro, N.C., William W., Chocowinity, N.C., Otis A. and Bobby R., both of Plymouth; three daughters, Adrianna L. Ayers, Hernando, Audrey L. Lewis, Washington, N.C., and Emily Jernigan, Williamstown, N.C.; two sisters, Belva L. Rowland, Pinetown, and Edith L. Kinnison, Sabastine; and 10 grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – April 14, 1993)

Jennie Leazza Lewis

Mrs. Jennie Leazza Lewis, age 77, a resident of 204 Cedar Lane in Washington, died on August 8, 2006 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Father Arturo Cabra of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Freddy Sledge, Chris Braswell, Jimmy Lewis, James Donald Lewis, Andre Bissette and Richard Paszt.  Mrs. Lewis was born in Bronx, New York on June 30, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Rose Laezza. Mrs. Lewis later married Osborne Edward Lewis on August 12, 1950.  Survivors include her husband Osborne Edward Lewis of Washington; one daughter, Linda Sledge and husband Freddy of Atlanta, GA; two sons, Raymond Lewis and wife Barbara of Kinston and Robert “Bob” Lewis and wife Joann of South Carolina; one brother, Anthony Laezza and wife Rose Marie of Statesboro, GA; three sisters, Charlotte Safko of Long Island, NY, Jean Laezza of Bronx, NY and Josie Laezza of Bronx, NY; four grandchildren, Heather Braswell and husband Chris of Goldsboro, NC, Kyle Sledge of Atlanta, GA, Jennifer Lewis and Robbie Lewis of Greensboro, NC and three great grandchildren. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by an infant son, Christopher Michael Lewis.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington, and at other times at the home. Flowers of remembrance are welcomed and appreciated.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lewis family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, August 11, 2006)

Jesse Lewis, Sr.

Mr. Jesse Lewis Sr., 89, a resident of Britthaven of Washington, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at Britthaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, with Elder Russell S. Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in Roberson family cemetery, St. John Church Road, Washington.  Mr. Lewis was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 19, 1916. He was the son of the late Sutton and Mollie Roberson Lewis. He was married to Vertie Peele Lewis, who preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer.  Survivors include two sons, Jessie C. Lewis Jr. and Bobby S. Lewis, both of Washington; two sisters, Annie Bell Hodges and Dora Mae Jenkins, both of Washington; one brother, John Lewis of Washington; and one grandchild.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, two sons and three sisters.  The family will receive friends at the home of his son, Jessie C. Lewis Jr. and his sister, Annie B. Hodges, 3975 N.C. Highway 171, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, August 10, 2006)

John Daniel Lewis

Mr. John Daniel “Johnnie” Lewis, age 79, a resident of 603 Bragaw Lane, Chocowinity, NC died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.  A funeral service will be held 1:00p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church of Chocowinity, NC officiated by The Reverend Sonny Browne. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Trinity Parish Hall following the burial. Raymond Allen Lewis III, Jerome Hollowell, Tracy Warren, Sammy Deans, John Taylor and Lee Hardee will serve as pallbearers. Billy Whichard, Billy Chandler, Willie Crisp and the members of Haw Branch Hunting Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Johnnie was born in Craven County on May 4, 1932 to the late Raymond Allen Lewis and Lula Mae Gurkin Lewis. He was a 1951 graduate of Chocowinity High School and furthered his education at Northwestern State College (now Louisiana State Teacher’s College). Johnnie served his country in the U.S. Air Force. On December 14, 1958, Johnnie married the former Linda Dixon, who survives. He was retired from PCS Phosphate where he had worked in the purchasing department. Johnnie also worked, for a period of time, at Paul Auto Supply. He enjoyed hunting, being on the river with his buddy Billy and loved cheering for the UNC Tarheels. Johnnie was very active with his children’s athletic and academic pursuits and previously served as President of the Chocowinity PTA. He was a member of the Haw Branch Hunting Club and Trinity Episcopal Church.  In addition to his wife Linda, of the home, Johnnie is survived by his children: Rhesa Michelle Sparrow of Chocowinity and Daniel Lee Lewis and his girlfriend Nancy Jo Broadwell of Washington, NC, a sister: Hilda Augusta Hollowell of Winterville, NC; sister in law: Mary Jo Guthrie of Washington, NC; grandchildren: Rhesa Jo Sparrow and Cameron David Sparrow both of Chocowinity, NC and Taylor Lee Lewis and Tori Ann Lewis both of Washington, NC and a special friend: Marvin Latham of New Bern, NC.  In addition to his parents, Johnnie is preceded in death by three brothers: Clyde E. Lewis, Osborne Lewis and Raymond Allen Lewis II, a son-in-law: David Sparrow, a brother-in-law: T. Russell Guthrie, Jr.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00p.m.-8:30p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Lewis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joseph Edward Lewis, Jr.

Mr. Joseph Edward “Joe” Lewis, Jr., age 70, a resident of 300 Tolers Ave., Blounts Creek, NC died Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at the Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, NC.  A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2007 at the Smyrna Original Free Will Baptist Church in Blounts Creek officiated by Pastor Joel Cannon. Burial will follow in the Toler Family Cemetery in Blounts Creek.  Mr. Joe was born in Beaufort County on April 25, 1936 son of the late Joseph Edward Lewis, Sr. and the late Mollie Willis Lewis. He was a 1955 graduate of Aurora High School. Mr. Joe married the former Sylvia Angeline Toler on August 22, 1958, who survives. He was a foreman with the former Texas Gulf and retired in 1997. Mr. Joe also was a self employed farmer, a member of Smyrna Original Free Will Baptist Church and a honorary member of Blueberry Hunting Club.  Surviving along with Mr. Joe’s wife Sylvia of the home is a daughter: Deborah Griffin and her husband Greg of Greenville; two sons: Ray Lewis and his wife Debra of Blounts Creek and Roy Lewis and his wife Allison of Greenville; two sisters: Elsie Fields of Blounts Creek and Dorothy Price of Stonewall, NC; one brother: Tony Lewis of Blounts Creek; four grandchildren: Stephanie Porter, Samuel Griffin, Amie Lewis and Lindsay Lewis and two great grandchildren: Jaden and Alex Spain.  The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lewis family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, January 25, 2007)

Kathleen Holland Smith Lewis

Mrs. Kathleen Holland Smith Lewis, age 83, a resident of 84 Hardison Lane, Washington, NC died Thursday December 2, 2010 at the Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday December 5, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Pastor Stanley Jones. Pallbearers will be Scottie Banks, Steve Cannaday, Chris Beacham, John Minarik, Paul Woolard, Jr. and Clay Colie.  Mrs. Kathleen was born in Pitt County on July 27, 1927 daughter of the late Joseph Holland and the late Helen Cannon Holland. At the age of four years Mrs. Kathleen’s parents died and she was raised by her Uncle and Aunt Suttie and Eva Haddock. She was a graduate of Chicod School and married Bill Smith, Jr. who preceded her in death on October 19, 1996. Mrs. Kathleen was a retired seamstress at Sampson’s Shirt Factory and attended Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church when her health permitted. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed.  Survivors include three daughters: Linda Smith Banks of Greenville, June Smith Fielding of Tampa, FL; Eva Jean Smith Cannaday of Washington; a son: Mike Smith and his wife Sheila of Chocowinity; a sister Margie Jackson of Washington; eleven grandchildren: Steve Cannaday, Melissa Minarik, Todd Cannaday, Amy Keirstead, Scottie Banks, Tammy Starkie, Jerry Alton Smith, Tonya Leigh Miller, Christy Lynn Beacham, Steven Lee Smith and Megan Renee Smith and eleven great grandchildren. Mrs. Kathleen was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Kenneth Wayne Smith and Bonnie Martinez and a brother: Carlton Ray Holland.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Saturday December 4, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mrs. Kathleen’s daughter Jean Cannaday located at 84 Hardison Lane, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve Mrs. Kathleen’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ledrew Lewis

Ledrew Lewis, 79, 4502 Southmore Drive, Orlando, died Friday.  Born in Chocowinity, N.C., he moved to Orlando from Fort Benning, Ga., in 1959. He was a retired Army master sergeant. He was a member of the McCoy Chapel Military Annex, the American Legion and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors: wife, Inez; daughter, Doloris Hatch, Washington; sister, Beaulah Evans, Washington, N.C.; two grandchildren. Oaklwan Funeral Home, Orlando.  (The Orlando Sentinel – Orlando, FL) – May 22, 1988; pg. B6)

Lavone Paul Lewis

Mrs. Lavone Paul Lewis, 78, of Morehead City, died Friday, September 7, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Bath, N.C., to the late Joe and Lucy Paul. Mrs. Lewis worked as a retail manager in the book business for over 20 years.  A memorial service was held 2 p.m., Monday, September 10, 2007, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth officiating. A reception was held at the church following the service.  Survivors include daughters: Linda C. Rocheleau of Savannah, Ga., Betty R. Carraway of Morehead City; granddaughters: Cristie Penland of Morehead City, Michelle C. Butler of Morganton; grandson: Gorden Lee Levine of Savannah, Ga.; great-grandsons: Matthew Dillingham, Ronald Willis, Jr., and Cristian Penland, all of Morehead City; sisters: Gwen VanZant of Fayetteville, Josie Boyette of Morehead City, Ernestine Bunn of Roanoke Rapids.  Mrs. Lewis is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest O. Lewis of Morehead City.  Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Morehead City, North Carolina.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, September 11, 2007)

Lona Belle Rascoe Lewis

Mrs. Lona Belle Rascoe Lewis, age 81, a resident of Washington, died Monday, December 31, 2012, at her home.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. George Daniels. Burial will follow in the Ecklin Cemetery in Blounts Creek.  Mrs. Lewis was born in Beaufort County on December 20, 1931 to the late George Washington Rascoe and Brittie Ann Hopkins Rascoe. On October 22, 1951 she married Clyde Edgbert Lewis who preceded her in death on April 16, 2006. She was a 1951 graduate of Chocowinity High School and was retired from Samson’s Manufacturing after 40 years of service. Mrs. Lewis was a member of Ephesus Free Will Baptist and attended West End Free Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Kenneth Orville Lewis and wife Lisa of Roswell, Georgia, two grandsons, Brayden Clyde Lewis, Elliot Porter Lewis, two brothers, Linwood Earl Rascoe and wife Betty of Blounts Creek, George Rascoe, Jr. of Arkansas, three sisters, Gloria Jean Jones and husband Larry of Blounts Creek, Rebecca Furman and husband Donald of Blounts Creek, Brenda Kay Lewis and husband Larry of Washington and two sisters in law, Linda Lewis of Chocowinity and Hilda Hollowell and husband Eldon of Winterville. She was preceded in death by one brother Edward Odell Rascoe.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Lewis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Loretta Bryan Lewis

Mrs. Loretta Bryan Lewis, 65, of 114 Cedar Lane, Rosedale, died Friday, October 17, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, October 20, 2008 in the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Ron Bousquet officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Billy Bell, Kit Campbell, Kevin Clancy, Robbie Crisp, Tonya Leggett and Stuart O’Neal will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Sunday, October 19, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home.  Mrs. Lewis was born October 4, 1943 in Jacksonville, FL to Thomas Robert and Louise Paramore Bryan. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Bath Church of God and Loyal Women of Moose Lodge.  Survivors include her loving husband, Hilton “Stooge” Lewis; one daughter, Virginia Lewis O’Neal and her husband Bill; one grandson, Hilton Bryan Lewis O’Neal; two brothers, Robert E. Bryan and his wife Nancy of Suwanee, GA and George D. Bryan and his wife Tammy of Marion, MS, and sister Jewel Baucum of Meridian, MS; sister-in-laws, Marie Manning, Helen Campbell, Florence Haddock and Mary “Hucklebuck” Bell.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, October 19, 2008)

Major Churchill Lewis, Sr.

Mr. Major “Churchill” Lewis, age 68, formerly of Chocowinity, died Friday, February 3, 2012, at Cherry Point Bay Nursing Home in Havelock.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, February 6, 2012 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Pastor David Linton. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM prior to the service.  Mr. Lewis was born in Beaufort County on February 3, 1944. He was the son of the late Major Wright Lewis and Ella Mae Hill Lewis. Mr. Lewis was a mechanic and carpenter. In his spare time, he loved to fish.  Mr. Lewis is survived by two sons, Major Churchill Lewis II, Allen Thomas Lewis and wife, Jeannie; a daughter, Mary Magdalene Little and husband, Justin Dwayne, who was not only a son-in-law but his fishing buddy; four grandchildren, Destiny, Nickolas, Kaitlin, Tyler May; and three sisters, Carolyn Lewis of Pinetown, Shelvie Morris of Gordonville, Va., and Jeanette Driver of Amelia, Va..  In addition to his parents, Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Lewis and Hubby Lewis; and a sister, Shelby Ann Lewis.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Lewis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Major Churchill Lewis, II

Mr. Major Churchill Lewis II, age 36, a resident of Ernul and formerly of Washington, died Sunday, January 6, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident.  Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. Billy Hacker and Rev. David Linton. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens in Vanceboro. Jay Howell, Craig Hudson, Tyler May, Billy Midgette, Justin Little and Major Lewis will serve as pallbearers.  Churchill was born in Beaufort County on August 23, 1976 to the late Major Churchill Lewis, Sr. and Judy Hill Anderson who survives. On August 21, 2008 he married Adrianne Marie Parker who survives. He worked as an electrician for 10 years and was employed with WST Industries. Churchill was a member of St. Paul’s Pentecostal Holiness Church in Greenville.  Survivors include his wife, Adrianne P. Lewis, his mother, Judy Hill Anderson of the home, one daughter, Kaitlin Ann Lewis of Chocowinity, one brother, Allen T. Lewis and wife Jeannie of Williamston, one sister, Mary Little and husband Justin of New Bern, four nephews, one niece and many beloved aunts and uncles.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 12:45 pm prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Lewis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Osborne Edward Lewis

Osborne Edward Lewis passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, September 7, 2010 at the home of his daughter, at the age of 85.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday September 11, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  He was born to the late Raymond Allen Lewis and Lula Mae Gurkins in Blounts Creek NC, on January 4, 1925.  Mr. Lewis was a member of the VFW, DAV, local Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus and Mother of Mercy Church in Washington. He had 29 years of service to his country in the United States Army, Active Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve, serving both abroad and at home.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Jennie Lewis, and brothers Allen and Clyde Lewis.  He is survived by his brother Johnny Lewis, sister Hilda Hollowell; his three children, Raymond Charles Lewis, Robert Edward Lewis, Linda Lewis Sledge and six grandchildren Heather Braswell, Charles David Willis, Chris Riker, Robert Lewis, Jennifer Lewis, Kyle Sledge and great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday September 10, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home.  The family would like to thank neighbors and friends for their help and support over the years since the passing of his wife.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Lewis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Polly Hodges Lewis

Polly Hodges Hudson Lewis, age 77, a resident of River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Robersonville Rd., Washington, NC passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014. There will be a graveside celebration of her life 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, officiated by Rev. Phillip Lewis. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC and other times at the home of Jenny and Steve Hudson, 127 Hillingdale Dr., Washington, NC.  Ms. Lewis was born March 13, 1935 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late Lonnie and Lou Taylor Hodges. Polly was a homemaker.  Ms. Lewis is survived by her daughters, Brenda Hudson Mincey of Chocowinity, NC, and Cheryl Denise Sykes of Washington, NC; her sons, Donnie Lee Hudson, Joey Earl Hudson, William Rodney Hudson and Craig Steven Hudson, all of Washington; ten grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Jeffrey Dean Hudson and husband Joseph L. Hudson.  The family would like to offer special thanks to nurse June at River Trace.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Retha Ecklin Lewis

Mrs. Retha Ecklin Lewis, age 85, a resident of 2207 Mouth of the Creek Road, Blounts Creek, N.C., died Monday, July 5, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington, N.C.   Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church, conducted by Pastor Melvin Haas. Burial will follow in Ecklin Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Doug McRoy, Billy Boyd, Tommy Boyd, Danny Natale, Curtis Tripp, Walter Lee Cratch and Ron Funari.  “Miss Retha” was born on February 19, 1926 in Washington, N.C. She was the daughter of the late James Heber and Myrtle Elizabeth Wells Ecklin. “Miss Retha” graduated from Washington High School in 1944. After her retirement from May’s Drug Store, she filled her free time by learning to paint, playing the organ, crocheting, traveling with the Senior Citizens of Beaufort County and attending the Friends of Old Washington High Schools meetings. “Miss Retha” also spent many enjoyable hours with her church family.  “Miss Retha” is survived by her son, James D. Lewis and wife, Mary Hunt Lewis of Washington; a granddaughter, Christie Lewis Potts and husband, Charles of Washington Park; a grandson, Gregory H. Lewis and wife, Lynn of Bath; three great grandchildren, Morgan Potts, Latham Potts, and Gray Lewis; a sister, Sylvia Ecklin Natale and husband, S.A. Natale of Newport; daughter in law, Sandra B. Lewis of Blounts Creek and several nieces and nephews.  “Miss Retha” was preceded in death by her husband, Alton G. Lewis; a son, Larry W. Lewis; and two brothers, Alton Ecklin and Lois Ecklin.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to the funeral hour Wednesday at Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church and other times at her home, 2207 Mouth of the Creek Road, Blounts Creek.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Lewis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Rodney B. Lewis

CHOCOWINITY – Mr. Rodney B. Lewis, 90, of 120 Main Street died Saturday, September 17, 2005.  Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, Paul Funeral Home. Burial in Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation 7:30 -9 p.m. today, Paul Funeral Home.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – September 19, 2005)

Sylvia Toler Lewis

Mrs. Sylvia Toler Lewis, age 68, a resident of 300 Tolers Ave., Blounts Creek, NC died Monday May 9, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday May 12, 2011 at Smyrna Original Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Joel Cannon. Burial will follow in the Toler Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry Hodges, Dean Toler, Jeffrey Harding, Larry Thomas, Fred Porter and Dennis Mayo.  Mrs. Sylvia was born in Beaufort County on October 14, 1942 daughter of the late Dean Wilbert Toler and the late Reba Paramore Toler. She attended Aurora High School and married Joseph Edward “Joe” Lewis, Jr. on August 22, 1958 who preceded her in death on January 24, 2007. Mrs. Sylvia worked in sales at Eastern Optical of Washington and was a homemaker. She was a member of Smyrna Original Free Will Baptist Church where she led the children’s choir, directed many seasonal plays and coordinated their annual youth fun day. Her church benefited by her being a Sunday School teacher, Bible School coordinator and treasure of the ladies auxiliary.  Survivors include a daughter: Deborah L. Griffin and her husband Greg of Greenville; two sons: Ray Lewis and his wife Debra of Blounts Creek and Roy Lewis and his wife Allison of Greenville; a sister: Sandra T. Mayo and her husband Sam of Blounts Creek; three brothers: Joe Toler and his wife Audrey of Washington, Dallas Toler and his wife Faye of Blounts Creek and Gary Toler and his wife Dorothy of Chocowinity; four grandchildren: Stephanie Porter, Samuel Griffin, Amie Lewis and Lindsay Lewis and three great grandchildren: Jaden Spain, Alex Spain and Allie Jo Porter. Mrs. Sylvia was preceded in death by a brother Glenn “Bill” Toler and a sister Fray T. Sheler.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Wednesday May 11, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and at other times at Mrs. Sylvia’s home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Lewis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Terry Lee Lewis

Rev. Terry Lee Lewis, 57, of Aurora passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010.  He was a pastor for five years at Oriental Pentecostal Holiness Church and for 20 years at Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was a member for over 25 years of the North Carolina Conference of the Pentecostal Churches.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Harold and Frances Lewis.  He is survived by his wife, Marie; one son, Jonathan Lewis of Aurora; one daughter, Denise Vilches and husband, Rodrigo, of Jonesville, N.C.; one brother, Rev. Phillip Lewis and wife, Tammy, of Edward; one sister, Sharon Rice and husband, James, of Lowland; and two grandchildren, Nicolas and Elena Vilches.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 28 at Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon, Rev. Phillip Lewis and Bishop Jimmy Whitfield officiating. Interment will follow in Paul Family Cemetery, Aurora.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday night at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home, 153 Four Paws Road, Aurora.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, December 26, 2010)

 Thomas Wiley Lewis

Thomas Wiley Lewis, 64, of Aurora died Sunday, June 6, 2010 at his home.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern with Rev. Eddie Phenix officiating.  Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Brenda Cox Lewis of the home. Two Sons: William Wiley Lewis (Gina) and Michael Thomas Lewis (Melissa) all of Nashville, NC. One Brother: William Wilson Lewis (Edward P. Lewis) of Asheville and One Sister: Mary Linda Tharrington (Jerry) of Rocky Mount. Two Grandchildren: William Tyler Lewis and Matthew Donald Lewis. Sister In law: Christina Cox Wagoner (Jonathan) and Brother in law: William Daniel Cox (Sheryl).  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, June 8, 2010)

William Earl Lewis, Jr.

William Earl Lewis, Jr., age 50, a resident of Grifton, NC, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013 in Jefferson City, TN. There will be a celebration of his life at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by David Linton. Burial will follow in Warren Memorial Cemetery. Larry Harding, Scotty Harding, Ricky Harding, Matt Lewis, Freddy Moore and Marion Jochum will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Monday, September 16, 2013 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home of his mother, 805 Fairlane Dr., Grifton, NC.  William was born January 30, 1963 in Beaufort County, NC, son of the late William Earl Lewis, Sr. and Betsy Jean Harding Lewis who survives. He had worked as a heavy equipment operator with William Lewis Logging. William loved yard sales, movies, Dolly Wood Theme Park and roller coasters.  In addition to his mother he is survived by his brother, Jason Lewis of Blounts Creek, NC; his niece, Shelbey Lewis; his nephew, Josh Lewis and several special aunts and uncles.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

William Earl Lewis, Sr.

Mr. William Earl Lewis, Sr., age 68, a resident of 300 Herring Run Road, Blounts Creek, died Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 2, 2009 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Pastor David Linton officiating. Burial will follow at Warren Memorial Cemetery. Jesse Dixon, CO Evans, Larry Haddock, Marion Jochum, Dewey Jones and Curtis Lewis will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Sunday, November 1, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Mr. Lewis was born in Beaufort County on October 10, 1941 to the late Luther Gaston Lewis and Mary Jane Powell who survives. William was a member of Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church. He owned and operated William E. Lewis Logging and Trucking Co. and had served in the NC National Guard.  He is survived by two sons, William Earl Lewis, Jr. of Grifton and Jason L. Lewis of Blounts Creek; his mother Mary Jane Lewis; four sisters, Minnie Lewis Arelano of Plymouth, Betty L. Wiley of Ernul, Faye L. Hancock of Pilot Mountain and Martha L. Whitford of Vanceboro; four brothers, Charlie P. Lewis of New Mexico, David Lewis of Greenville, Glen Lewis of New Bern and Gary Lewis of Vanceboro; and two grandchildren, Josh and Shelbey Lewis. He is also survived by his former wife, Betsy Harding Lewis.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

William Franklin Lewis

Mr. William Franklin “Bill” Lewis, 82, of Wellesley Road, Washington, NC died Sunday, December 2, 2007 at his home.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Thursday, December 6, 2007 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home.  A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date.  Mr. Lewis was born August 31, 1925 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of the late George D. Lewis, Sr. and Rena Bell Jones Lewis.  On September 18, 1949, he married Dorothy Marie Hunter.  He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving in WWII.  Mr. Lewis was a retired carpenter in the Engineering Department at the DuPont Corporation, Deepwater, NJ.  He was a member of Emmanuel FWB Church.  He was a member and past Master of Mantua Masonic Lodge #95 F. & A.M. of NJ, the Scottish Rite Consistory of NJ, past President of the 21st Masonic District of NJ and member of Mantua Temple Association of NJ, past President of Mantua Temple Association 95 F. & A.M., a member of the Cresent Temple Shrine in Burlington, NJ and a member of Dupont Gold Card Retirees.  Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hunter Lewis of Washington, NC; one sister, Alice Mae L. Claps of Greenville, NC; two brothers, James Lewis of Washington, NC and Edward Lewis of West Palm Beach, FL.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Lewis, George Lewis, and Victor Lewis.  (Hillside Funeral Home obituary)

Beryl Edna Lex

PORTSMOUTH - Beryl Edna Lex, 85, of the 400 block of Douglas Ave., died Aug. 2, 1996.  She was a native of Chocowinity, N.C., and the widow of John W. Lex. She retired as a supervisor from Colonial Stores and was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church.  Survivors include a son, James F. Windley of Portsmouth; a sister, Lenay Woolard of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Lenol Moore of Chocowinity; and a granddaughter, Julia R. Windley.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Timothy A. Drake. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – August 3, 1996; pg. B6)

Arthur Paul Liggio

Mr. Arthur Paul Liggio of the Cypress Landing community, Chocowinity, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted Friday in Bayside, N.Y.  Mr. Liggio was born in New York, N.Y., on Dec. 30, 1926. He was the son of the late Stephen and Tillie Still Liggio. He served in the Navy during World War II. On Dec. 19, 1971, he married the former Eleanor Anne Rabstejnek, who preceded him in death April 16, 2005. He attended Wayside Presbyterian Church, Chocowinity.  Survivors include one son, Jeffrey Liggio of Boynton Beach, Fla.; one sister, Jean BaBianca of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Paul Liggio.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, January 25, 2007)

Annalene Heath Lilley

Mrs. Annalene Heath Lilley, age 84, a resident of 1705 West 5th Street, Washington, NC died Wednesday afternoon, February 25, 2009 at Britthaven.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, February 28, 2009 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Pastor Thomas Lee. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
The following will serve as pallbearers: David Rowe, Jr., Darrell Clark, Jr., Greg Rowe, Mike Rowe, Ryan Rowe, and Ricky Clark. Mrs. Lilley was born in Pamlico County on February 14, 1925, daughter of the late Guion Smith Ensley and Manila Rae Cayton Ensley. She attended the Pamlico County schools. She married William Earl Heath, Sr. who preceded her in death on June 12, 1973. She later married John Stancil Lilley on January 15, 1989 and he preceded her in death on May 2, 1991. Mrs. Lilley was employed as manager of King Chicken until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of 15th Street Church of God. She is survived by her daughters, Lorraine Heath Clark of Vanceboro, Linda Heath Taylor and her husband, Lonnie of Chocowinity, Carolyn Heath Rowe and her husband, David of Washington; her brother, Guyan Ensley and his wife, Jill of Oriental; her sisters, Evelyn Beeman and her husband, John and Clara Ensley both of Arapahoe; her stepsons: H. Rayford Lilley and his wife, Lee and D. Granville Lilley and his wife, Anna, both of Washington; her daughter-in-law: Sylvia Heath of New Bern; her brother-in-law: Vincent Terranova of Port Rickey, FL; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son, William Earl Heath, Jr. and her sisters, Bessie Pittman and Martha Terranova.  The family will receive friends 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Friday, February 27, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 1705 W. Fifth Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lilley Family.  (
Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, February 27, 2009)

Dewey E. Lilley
Nov. 22, 1944 - Feb. 2, 2006

HOLLY HILL - Dewey E. Lilley, 61, of Walker Street, a former printer, died Thursday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach.  Mr. Lilley, a veteran of the Marine Corps, was born in Washington, N.C., and moved to this area in 2004 from Flagler County. He was a current historian for the American Legion Post 120, Holly Hill. He enjoyed sculpture, art, cooking, guitar, karaoke, fishing and traveling. Survivors include his companion of 38 years, Darrell Cawley, Holly Hill; his mother, Myrtle Blount, Yorktown, Va.; and four brothers, Teddy and Steve, both of Newport News, Va., Ben, Yorktown, and Stanley, Chesapeake, Va. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 341 White Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Woodward, Holly Hill, is in charge.  (Daytona Beach News-Journal (Daytona Beach, FL) – February 5, 2006; pg. C5)

Evelyn Smith Lilley

Mrs. Evelyn Smith Lilley, age 89, a resident of 125 Waterford Place, Washington, NC died Tuesday July 10, 2012 at Ridgewood Nursing Center.  A memorial service will be held 2 PM Thursday July 12, 2012 at Wayside Presbyterian Church of Chocowinity officiated by Rev. Ola Forbes, Jr.  Mrs. Lilley was born in Beaufort County on May 31, 1923 daughter of the late George Washington Smith and the late Thelma Bennett Smith. She was a homemaker and the oldest living member of Wayside Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Lilley is survived by two daughters: Pat Moore and her husband Jack of Blounts Creek and Pam McCrea and her husband Ron of Greenville; a sister: Joyce Woolard of Morganton, NC; a brother: Delma Smith and his wife Mary of Chocowinity and a sister-in-law: Reba Smith of Chocowinity. Mrs. Lilley was predeceased by two sons: Keith Lilley and Johnny Lilley; a sister: Lois Godley; two brothers: Otha Smith and Doc Smith and two brother-in laws: Dennis Woolard and Max Godley.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service Thursday at Wayside Presbyterian Church.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Lilley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

George Horace Lilley

George Horace Lilley, 75, of the 2600 block of Hemple St., died Sept. 11, 1993, in a Chesapeake hospital.  Mr. Lilley was born in Beaufort County, N.C. He was a member of Grace Baptist Temple. He had retired with 32 years service as an aircraft mechanic at Naval Air Station and and as owner for 22 years of No Sweat Launderette.  Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gray Lilley; two daughters, Constance Joanne Adcock and Georgie Yvonne Williams, both of Chesapeake; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Grace Baptist Temple by the Rev. Clark Mahoney. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, today from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and at the residence at all other times.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – September 12, 1993; pg. B2)

Harold Rayford Lilley, Sr.

Mr. Harold “Rayford” Lilley, Sr. age 83, a resident of 119 Palmer Place, Washington, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, February 1, 2014 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Eddie Bowen and speaking for his grandchildren, Bryan Lilley. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Bryan Lilley, Chris Peluso, Joshua Lilley, Corey Ross, James Gurganus, and Stan Lilley.  Mr. Lilley was born in Beaufort County on February 25, 1930. He was the son of the late John Stancil Lilley, Sr. and Daisy Bell Little Lilley. Mr. Lilley served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Before retiring, he was co-owner of J.S. Lilley and Sons House Movers, owner of H. Rayford Lilley and Sons, Inc., and former co-owner of King Chicken Restaurant. Mr. Lilley was a Charter member and Lifetime member of the House Movers Association. He was a previously active member of the 15th Street Church of God and attended Old Ford Church of Christ. Mr. Lilley loved to work, travel and spend time with his family in Oriental.  On September 2, 1949, Mr. Lilley married the former Mary Elizabeth Paramore, who preceded him in death, November 19, 1998.  On June 1, 2002, Mr. Lilley married the former Virginia “Lee” Estep Bissette, who survives.  Mr. Lilley is survived by his wife, Lee of the home; three sons, Harold Rayford “Ray” Lilley, Jr. and wife, Judy, Thomas Bryan “Tommy” Lilley and wife, Sonya and Russell Lon Lilley and wife, Cortni all of Washington; five grandchildren, Bryan Lilley (Becky), Dawn Lilley Peluso (Chris), Joshua Lilley (Jessi), Lauren Lilley Ross (Corey), Abigail Lane; four great grandchildren, Anna Lilley, Nicole Lilley, Matthew Peluso, Elizabeth Peluso and his brother, D. Granville Lilley and, wife Anna of Washington.  In addition to his parents and his first wife, Mr. Lilley was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Denise Lilley and a half-brother, John Stancil Lilley, Jr.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, January 31, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at his home, 119 Palmer Place, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Lilley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James William Lilley

Mr. James “Jay” William Lilley, age 78, a resident of 143 Dan Taylor Road, Washington, died Wednesday evening, August 27, 2008 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday August 30, 2008 at Wares Chapel United Methodist Church officiated by Gary Murphree. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Lilley was born in Beaufort County on October 23, 1929 son of the late Leslie Lilley and Annie Rachel Latham Lilley. He attended the Old Ford and Washington High Schools. On December 31, 1965, he married the former Jean Carol Curtis who survives. Mr. Lilley was an insurance salesman with Coastal Plains and United Insurance. He was a member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church.  In addition to this wife, Jean, of the home, he is survived by his son, Gary Lilley and his wife, Andrea of Greenville; his brother, Ray Lilley and his wife, Sylvia of Washington and his grandchildren, Jason Lilley, Jamie Lilley, Brandie Lilley, Kayla Lilley and Zachary Lilley. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Jerry Wayne Lilley.  The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lilley Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, August 29, 2008)

Lillian Rachel Lilley

Mrs. Lillian Rachel Lilley, 90, formerly of Pinetown, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at Hancock County Hospital in Sneedville, Tenn.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Fred Wilson and the Rev. Gene Gilbert officiating. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Lilley was born in Beaufort County on May 2, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Frederick and Nellie Wallace Bierman. She was married to Wade Hampton Lilley, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Five Points Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Emily L. Stanzak of Tennessee and Gail Wallace of Washington; four sons, Linwood Baynor, Bonnie Baynor, Thorne Baynor and Gary Lilley, all of Washington; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington, and other times at the home of her son, Linwood Baynor, 5097 River Road, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, December 6, 2006)

Lucy Mae Tripp Lilley

Mrs. Lucy Mae Tripp Lilley, age 78, died Wednesday morning, March 19, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Friday March 21, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Ken Cash.   Mrs. Lilley was born in Pitt County on June 6, 1929, daughter of late Marion Francis Tripp and Allie Mae Manning Tripp. She married William Simon Lilley who preceded her in death in 1972. Mrs. Lilley retired from Bonnie Products in 1998. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Washington and was a five year cancer survivor   She is survived by her children: Brenda L. Whitehurst of Stokes; Catherine L. Wynne of Stokes and her late husband, William Ralph Wynne, Jr.; Dennis E. Lilley and his wife, Sherry of Washington; and Thomas W. Lilley and his wife, Vicky of Bethel; her sisters: Alma Marie Bowen of New Smyrna, FL and Mildred Dickerson of Chesapeake, VA; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Billy Lilley; her grandson, Clay Reid Lilley; three sisters and one brother.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lilley Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, March 20, 2008)

Oscar R. Lilley

Mr. Oscar R. Lilley, age 79, a resident of 1554 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, died Wednesday morning April 22, 2009 at home.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday April 24, 2009 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Rev. John Mark Windley. Burial will follow in the Lilley Family Cemetery. His nephews, Bobby Lilley, Marshall Lilley, Lewis Woolard, Phillip Woolard, Donald Woolard, Jimmy Woolard and Lacy Boyd, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Lilley was born in Beaufort County on November 11, 1929, son of the late Henry Lilley and Annie Harris Lilley. He was a farmer and a retired employee of the Beaufort County School System. On August 5, 1950, he married the former Evelyn White who preceded him in death on September 20, 2000. Mr. Lilley was a member of Shiloh Original Free Will Baptist Church. He was a founder, charter member, and past President of the Pungo Swamp Hunting Club. He was “an avid hunter and fisherman” and loved his dogs.  He is survived by his three daughters: Sue Chosewood and her husband, Marty of Pinetown, Janie Mason and her husband, Jack of Vanceboro and Joann Windley and her husband, John Mark of Pinetown; his seven grandchildren: Amanda Van Gyzen, Karen Carson, Jerod Benson, Samantha Waters, Zachary Boyd, Adam Windley and Amber Windley; six great grandchildren and his three sisters: Minnie Burford, Thelma Woolard and her husband J.L., Margaret Manning and her husband, Jimmie. In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by three step-sisters: Mary Woolard, Nellie Tetterton and Lena Boyd and two step-brothers: Jatha Lilley and Robert “Bud” Lilley.  The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home located at 1554 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lilley family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, April 23, 2009)

Victoria Dotson Lilley

Victoria "Leigh" Dotson Lilley, age 42, a resident of 620 Duck Creek Road, Washington, NC died Wednesday, December 28, 2011. A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm at 15th Street Church of God, Washington, NC officiated by Rev. Dave Pryor. The family will receive friends at the church from 5:00pm until the funeral hour.   Leigh was born May 13, 1969 the daughter of the late Jack Dotson and Vicki Cooke Dotson who survives. She graduated from Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She later attended Tidewater Community College in Virginia and Beaufort Community College where she received her Cosmetology License. Leigh was the manager of Erma Lee's Beauty Shop in Washington, NC.  Leigh is survived by William Lilley, two daughters, Victoria "Aiko" Dills of Chesapeake, Virginia and Grayce Lake Woolard of Washington, NC; her mother, Vicki Cooke Dotson of Washington, NC; two brothers, Joey Dotson of Washington, NC and Jack "Jay" Dotson and wife Betty Jean of Currituck, NC; nephews Adam Dotson and Joey Dotson Jr. ,a niece Jessy Dotson and her Grandmother Frances Dotson. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Erma Lee Carter and her paternal grandfather Arvel Dotson.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington, NC is serving the Dotson family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Zola Williams Lilley

Mrs. Zola Williams Lilley, age 92, a resident of Washington died Saturday December 3, 2011 at River Trace Nursing Center of Washington.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday December 5, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Mike Caton.  Mrs. Lilley was born in Craven County on October 16, 1919 daughter of the late Theodore Glenn Williams and the late Robie Ovene Pike Williams. She married Ronald Gray Lilley on December 16, 1939 who preceded her in death on December 2, 1983. Mrs. Lilley was a homemaker and a member of Rosemary Church of Christ.  Mrs. Lilley is survived by one son: Alfred Lilley and his wife Zelma of Washington; a daughter: Carolyn L. Woolard and her husband Mac of Washington; two sisters: Juanita Forest and Jessie Stilley both of New Bern; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Mrs. Lilley was preceded in death by two brothers: Henry Williams and Glenn Williams and one sister: Evelyn Russell.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Lilley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Barney Florey Lincoln

Barney Florey Lincoln, 75, of the 2900 block of E. Malden Ave., died March 5, 1995, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mr. Lincoln was born in Washington, N.C. and was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. He was a retired firefighter for the Norfolk Fire Dept. after 26 years and was also retired from the Little Creek Exchange. He was an Army veteran of World War II.  Survivors include his wife, Martha B. Lincoln; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Sliger of Kingsport, Tenn.; three sons, Barney Luther Lincoln of Newport News, William Jerry Lincoln of Norfolk, and Edward Thomas Lincoln of Chesapeake; one sister, Naomi L. Kigerl of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, March 8, 1995, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Lamar Sentell in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 7, 1995; pg. B6)

Margaret Elizabeth Little Lindler

Margaret Elizabeth Little Lindler, beloved mother and homemaker, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones, at 10:30 am Wednesday, February 9th, 2005. She was born and raised in Washington, North Carolina. She spent much of her life in service to this country, both as a civil servant in naval communications during World War II and as the wife of a career naval aviator. Mrs. Lindler also enjoyed a career as a hotel owner. Her many interests included international travel and plant propagation. She was an avid bridge player and generous volunteer for many charities. Mrs. Lindler was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century. She is survived by daughters, Jamie L. Lindler of New Orleans and Margaret L. Kinda of Santa Cruz, California, as well as grandson Aaron M. Kinda, of Santa Cruz, California.  Services will be private, with a memorial service to be held in Columbia, South Carolina in March.  Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  (The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.) – February 10, 2005; pg. 5)

Andrea Blake Linton

Andrea Blake Linton, age 38, a resident of Garner Rd., Greenville, NC passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 at Vidant Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice. There will be a celebration of her life Monday, December 2 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Tim Turner. The family will receive friends Sunday, December 1 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home of Angela Biggs, 3178 Biggs Rd., Pinetown, NC.  Andrea was born May 29, 1975 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late Andy Blake and Linda Woolard Blake who survives. She was a 1993 graduate of Northside High School and a 1995 graduate of the MLT program at BCCC. Andrea was married to Kevin Linton. She had worked at Beaufort County Hospital as a phlebotomist and MLT and Pungo District Hospital as a MLT. She was currently employed as a lab analyst with DSM Pharmaceuticals. Andrea was a past member of Pinetown Rescue & EMS, Broad Creek EMS and the transport team for Pungo District Hospital where she was an EMT-I. She enjoyed running, spending time with her family and her childhood friends.  In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her daughters, Kayley and Laney Linton of the home; her brother, Douglas W. Blake of Williamston; her sister, Angela Blake Biggs and husband Travis and their children, Jack and Katie of Pinetown; her brother and sister-in-law, Eric and Cindy Linton of Raleigh; her father and step mother-in-law, Mickey and Donna Linton of Chocowinity; her stepfather and mother-in-law, Freddy and Lois Lefever of Vanceboro; and her step brother, David Bell of Washington.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

 Ethel Rogers Linton

Mrs. Ethel Rogers Linton, age 86, a resident of 112 Hillcrest Drive, Washington, died Tuesday, December 15, 2009.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2009 at First Baptist Church and will be conducted by Dr. Jimmy Moore. The internment service at graveside will be private. The family requests privacy at their home following the service.  Survivors include her husband, John T. Linton of the home; her son, Bruce Linton of Black Mountain; her daughter, Anne Linton Cobb of Wilmington; two grandsons, Allen Cobb III and his wife Emily of Raleigh and Brad Linton of Asheville.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Linton family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, December 18, 2009)

John Thomas Linton

Mr. John Thomas Linton, age 92, a resident of 7900 Creedmoor Rd. Raleigh, NC and a former resident of Washington died Wednesday September 29, 2010 at his home.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday October 2, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Washington officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore. Burial will be private. Lee Penrod, Vance Smith, Rev. Bob Paciocco, Marvin Alligood, Jr. Mickey Cochran, Aaron Adams, Dennis Smith, Jim Buckman and Sam “Curley” Smith will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Washington Lions Club, Timberlake-Baracca Sunday School Class and the Senior Group at Washington Yacht & Country Club.  Mr. Linton was born in Beaufort County on June 10, 1918, one of five children of the late Milton Hertford Linton and the late Julia Davis Linton. He was raised in the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home that he left at age of seventeen after graduating from Middlesex High School. Mr. Linton graduated from Campbell College in 1939 and from Wake Forest College (now Wake Forest University) in 1941. Mr. Linton was married to the former Ethel Corine Rogers, who preceded him in death on December 15, 2009. He coached basketball for one year at Lillington High School and then served three years in the U.S. Army with tours of duty in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. Following his military service, Mr. Linton spent 35 years working for the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, retiring in 1981 as a field tax auditor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Washington, NC, having taught the young adult Sunday school class for a number of years, served as the Sunday school superintendent and on the deacon board. Mr. Linton also worked with the sports program for youth in the Y.M.C.A. in Durham, NC and with little league and Jr. Babe Ruth Baseball in Washington, NC. He was a past president and member of the Lion’s club and was an avid golfer for many years.  Mr. Linton is survived by a son; Bruce Linton of Black Mountain, NC and a daughter, Anne Linton Cobb of Wilmington, NC and two grandsons: Bradley Linton and Allen Cobb and his wife Emily.  In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Linton is preceded in death by Mary Gray Davis and Halen Linton Gordon; two brothers; Albert Linton and Ivey H. Linton.   The family will receive friends for thirty minutes following the service at the church.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Linton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Larry Wilson Linton, Sr.

Larry Wilson Linton, Sr., age 76, a resident of Free Union, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at the home of his daughter. There will be a celebration of his life at 4:00 PM, Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Free Union Free Will Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Harold Swinson and Rev. Tony Parrish. Private burial will follow after the church fellowship, in the Keech Family Cemetery, Pinetown. Trent Owen Linton, Matthew Kyle Edwards, Jr., Kaleb Andrew Edwards, Jacob Wilson Edwards, Rusty Woolard, Ryan Woolard and Allen Jackson Cuthrell will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the home of Virginia and Mitchell Keech as well as at Free Union Free Will Baptist Church fellowship hall immediately following the service. Larry was born September 14, 1937, in Beaufort County, son of the late George Wilson (Olds) Linton, Jr. and Viola Elizabeth Keech Linton Brooks. He graduated from Pantego High School in 1956. Larry married the love of his life on June 7, 1959, the former Betty Lou Woolard, who survives. For 19 years he was employed at Keech & Sutton Septic Business. He also owned Larry's Welding Service which later became L & L Body Shop. He retired in 2001. Larry was a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church. His nick name was "Lucky." Hobbies included NASCAR, golfing with friends, boating, and teaching kids to water ski. He loved family gatherings at Redbug Beach and Pungo River. He enjoyed having breakfast at Keech's grill and making memories with his grandchildren.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Larry Wilson Linton, Jr. and companion Lisa Alligood of Washington; his daughter-in-law, Donna Cutler Linton of Bath; his daughter, Donna Lou Edwards and husband Kyle of Simpson. He was known to his grandchildren as Papa. They include Matthew Edwards and fiancé Brittany Adams, Kaleb Edwards, Jacob Wilson Edwards, Hayley Grace Linton, and Trent Owen Linton; his niece, Virginia Brooks Keech and husband Mitchell and their children, Justin and wife Megan and Madison; and his sister, Ida Faye Brooks Cutler and husband Tom of Terra Ceia.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather who raised him, Denton B. Brooks; his stepbrothers, Ralph and George Brooks; and his stepsister, Helen Brooks Barrett.  A special thank you for the blessing of Community Home Care and Hospice and his loving nurse, Debbie Bagley.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Nelma Elwood Linton

Nelma Elwood Linton, age 84, passed from her earthly life to her eternal reward on July 10, 2006, at 7 p.m., at Mount Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Nelma Linton was born May 19, 1922, the third of four children, and the daughter of Lena Norfleet Linton and Jerome Taylor Linton, who resided in the Sidney and Belhaven, North Carolina, communities. She was educated in the Beaufort County schools, graduating from Pantego High School. She was employed for a number of years at the Roses Store in Belhaven. She later graduated from Pitt Community College School of Nursing, and the Atlanta College of Medical Assisting in 1974. She was employed in the nursing field in North Carolina and Virginia most of her adult life.  Nelma Linton was a devoted member of Sidney Free Will Baptist Church, serving in many church offices. During her long residence in Sidney, she celebrated the births, marriages, and passage from this life of many in her community. She decorated the church for important events and sang for many years in the choir, her strong alto voice inspiring and cheering friends and family. Nelma Linton was a member of Belhaven Chapter No. 234 Order of the Eastern Star since 1971, serving as Worthy Matron from 1980 to 1981. This was a great honor for her and one of the highlights of her community life. Ms. Linton is survived by one sister, Mildred Linton Privott, of Chesapeake, Virginia, two nieces, Mary Virginia Maruca of Arlington, Virginia, and Margaret Ann Maruca Rilling (with husband John Rilling) of Mt. Airy, Maryland, two nephews — Walter W. Privott (with wife Kathy Privott) of Ocean View, Virginia, and Irvin R. Privott (with wife Victoria Privott) of Chesapeake, Virginia, as well as a great nephew, Matthew H. Grant of Arlington, Virginia. Several other great nephews and nieces also reside in Virginia and Florida. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Linton Maruca of Oxon Hill, Maryland (June 1979), and Nellie D. Leitch of Orlanda, Florida (January 1993). One brother, Eugene S. Linton of Belhaven, North Carolina, died on January 19, 1986. A devoted sister-in-law, Glayde Clark Linton, Belhaven, NC died January 18, 1992.  Nelma Linton was loved by all, and will be greatly missed by those she generously and unselfishly helped throughout her life. Always a cheerful giver, she supported many church organizations with her tithes and prayers. Her courage in the face of adversity, and her faith and determination with which she faced life’s challenges were a strong example for many.  Funeral Services will be conducted by Rev. Charlie Clark and Rev. David Pooser at Sidney Free Will Baptist Church, Belhaven. Visitation and viewing will be held at the church Friday, July 14 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. with funeral service at 11 a.m. and internment in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be as follows: David Burbage Sr., Rudolph Poole, Bud Modlin, Luke Whitley, Don Jones, Howard Brooks, and Jack Burbage (honorary).  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, July 13, 2006)

Ralph Sherwood Linton

Ralph Sherwood Linton, age 67, a resident of the Terra Ceia Community of Pantego died Monday February 17, 2014 at Vidant Pungo Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday February 20, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Billy Ray Askew. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery of Washington. James Thomas Linton, Bradford Linton, Joseph Boyd, John Bryant, Charlie Brooks and Jerry Phelps will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday February 19, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Mr. Linton was born in Beaufort County, son of the late Oscar Rudolph Linton and the late Ruth Tetterton Linton. He was a graduate of Maury High School in Norfolk, VA. Working with the Norfolk Police Department, he advanced to Detective before working as a loss prevention consultant for Learner Corp in New York and J.C. Penny in Norfolk. After moving to Beaufort County, he was owner of Linton’s Appliance Parts and Mobile Home Supply in Pantego. His final career was as a rural mail carrier with the Pantego and Washington Post Offices. In August of 1981, he married the former Diane Lynn Warfield who survives.  Surviving along with Ralph’s wife Diane of the home are two daughters: Tiffany Linton Boyd and her husband Joseph of Pantego and Debra Linton Bryant and her husband John of Chesapeake, VA; one sister: Ravanda Fitchett and her husband Phillip of Kinston; two brothers: Bradford Linton and his wife Linda of Cross Junction, VA and James Thomas Linton and his wife Robin of Virginia Beach, VA and six grandchildren: Jacob “Little Bubba” Boyd, Bailee “Shortcake” Linton, Chelsie Marie Boyd, Justin Phillip Bryant, Caitlyn Marie Bryant and Brandon Alexander Bryant.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Linton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Rosalin Slade Linton

Mrs. Rosalin Slade Linton, age 89, a resident of 7188 Hwy 99 North, Pantego, NC died Wednesday December 16, 2009 at the Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday December 19, 2009 at the Union Grove Church of Christ officiated by Rupert Wallace and Scott Askew. Burial will follow in the Davis Cemetery. Jerry Giles, Kenneth Allen, Jay Allen, Bob Adams, Tony Harris and Terry Cooper will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Linton was born in Beaufort County on September 7, 1920 daughter of the late Charles Alexander Slade and the late Dora Allen Slade. She attended Pantego High School and married Luther Linton on December 17, 1939 who preceded her in death on February 12, 1974. Mrs. Linton was a homemaker and a member of Union Grove Church of Christ.  Survivors include a son: Ben Linton of the home; a daughter: Marie L. Skinner and her husband Bobby of Bath; two sisters: Dean Peed of Fayetteville and Lona Belle Colan of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son: James Luther Linton, Jr.  The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday December 18, 2009 at the Union Grove Church of Christ and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Linton family. (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, December 18, 2009)

Ruth Tetterton Linton

Ruth Elizabeth Tetterton Linton, 90, a resident of Roanoke Landing Nursing Center, Plymouth, NC and formerly of the Terra Ceia Community went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday May 26, 2012.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday May 29th at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, NC officiated by Billy Ray Askew and Arnold Pressey. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Ralph Linton, James Linton, Phillip Fitchett, Sr., Phillip “Boo” Fitchett, Jr., Michael Fitchett, Charlie Brooks and Joseph Boyd will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Linton was born in Beaufort County on February 22, 1922, daughter of the late David Allen Tetterton and the late Eva Brownie Chambers Tetterton. On November 8, 1941 she married Oscar Rudolph Linton who preceded her in death on August 8, 1986. She was a graduate of Pantego High School, a homemaker, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Terra Ceia Church of Christ where she faithfully served her church and her community.  Survivors include three sons: Ralph Sherwood Linton and his wife Diane of Pantego, James Linton and his wife Robin of Sunbury and Bradford Linton and his wife Linda of Cross Junction, VA; one daughter: Ravonda Fitchett and her husband Phillip of Kinston; fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. In addition, Mrs. Linton is survived by three brothers: Jack Tetterton and Johnny Tetterton both of Plymouth and Tommy Tetterton of Rocky Mount. She was predeceased by two brothers: Jim Tetterton and D.C. Tetterton and three sisters: Cora Tetterton, Doris Sawyer and Annie Mae Smith.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday May 28th at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other time at the home of Mrs. Linton’s son Ralph Sherwood Linton located at 5400 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego, NC.  Mrs. Linton was blessed to receive excellent care and attention from Dr. Chang Oak, who she loved dearly. The family will be eternally grateful to the staff of Roanoke Landing Nursing Center and Community Home Care and Hospice.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Linton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Sherman Jackson Linton

Mr. Sherman Jackson Linton, age 80, a former resident of the Pungo Community of Pantego, NC died Tuesday May 21, 2013 at Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven.  The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday May 23, 2013 at Union Grove Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. Burial will be private at a later date.  Mr. Linton was born in Beaufort County on January 27, 1933 son of the late John William Linton and the late Bettie Quidley Linton. He attended Pantego High School and was a farmer. Mr. Linton was a member of Union Grove Church of Christ. He was a simple man who enjoyed nature and being outdoors.  Survivors include two daughters: Betty Linton Cox and Barbara Linton Cahoon and husband Joedy all of Belhaven; a son: Edward Christopher “Chris” Linton of Williamston; two sisters: Cleta Roach and husband Bill of Belhaven and Mary Hopkins and husband David, Jr. of Nags Head; four grandchildren: Joseph Keith Jordan III and wife Susan, Heather Cox Bryant and husband Todd, Brandy Nicole Cahoon and Laura Ashley Dunbar and four great grandchildren: Zackary and Nick Jordan and Hunter and Carter Bryant.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Linton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

John S. Litchfield

John S. Litchfield (USAF Ret.), 90, died Monday morning, Nov. 30, 2009 at his Country Club home, Washington. A graveside memorial service with military honors to celebrate his life will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday at Oakdale Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Johnson officiating. John Clifton Belcher, Robert Joseph Tyburski Jr., Derrick Nathaniel Belcher, Thomp Litchfield, Bill Litchfield, Fritz Tanner Jr. and John Litchfield will serve as pallbearers. Col. Litchfield was born in Aurora, Nov. 11, 1919, the son of William Anderson Litchfield and Garnet Kathleen Bonner Litchfield. He graduated from Aurora Schools and Elon College and attended Wake Forest. His military career began in Sept., 1939 when he entered the National Guard at Fort Jackson, S.C. A year later he entered aviation cadet training at Quero, Texas and advanced to the basic aviation course at Brady, Texas. He then advanced to pilot training at Kelly Field, Texas, where he was graduated as a Staff Sergeant Pilot in March, 1942. Col. Litchfield's first assignment was flying P-38 "Lightning" aircraft with the 95th Fighter Squadron at Mines Field, Calif., which later became Los Angeles International airport. The Colonel's military career then led him to ferrying P-38's to Alaska and Africa as part of the effort to halt Nazi and Japanese aggression. In September, 1942, the Colonel was commissioned a 2nd Lt. and shortly thereafter was transferred to North Africa with the 97th Fighter Squadron, 82nd Fighter Group. While stationed in Africa, and later in Italy, he shot down two German ME-109 aircraft and had a probable kill on another, besides destroying three others on the ground. In December, 1943, he became Squadron Commander of the 97th. At war's end, Col. Litchfield was sent to McDill Field, Fla., where he was separated from the Army Air Corps until he was recalled into the Air Force in 1951 to attend a six-month course at Command Staff and Warning operations at Tyndall AFB, Fla., where he became Commander of the school and of the flying squadron. Following that, he had assignments at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, Johnson Air Base, Japan where he flew B-57 fighter-bombers, the Chicago Air Defense sector, Keflevik, Iceland, and, finally, in 1964, he was transferred to the 33rd Air Division at Fort Lee, then known as the Washington Air Defense sector where he was the Directive Center Chief. Col. Litchfield's decorations include the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal and numerous campaign ribbons. Col. Litchfield married Ysobel Morton DuPree of Miami, Fla., June 28, 1958. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Thompson Dumont Litchfield. He is survived by his children Guy Gibson "Gib" Campbell III, Pamela DuPree Litchfield, and Cathy Litchfield Tyburski; and six grandchildren, Bonner Litchfield Tyburski, John Clifton Belcher, Robert Joseph Tyburski Jr., Derrick Nathaniel Belcher, Sarah O'Hagan Campbell, and Penelope Rose Williams. Family will receive friends after the service or at the home later.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Litchfield family.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Wednesday, December 2, 2009)

Mary Herrington Litchfield

Mrs. Mary Herrington Litchfield, age 84, a resident of 400 Riverside Road, Washington, died Friday, March 19, 2010 at her home.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Father Kevin Johnson.  Mrs. Litchfield was born in Palatka, Florida on August 9, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Joe Herrington and Kitty King Herrington. Mrs. Litchfield was manager of the Betsy Ross Store in Chocowinity for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington. Mrs. Litchfield was an avid bridge player.  On November 7, 1944, she married Irving Bonner Litchfield, who survives.  Surviving with her husband are two sons, Irving Litchfield, Jr. and his wife, Pat of Washington, John Litchfield and Carol Carter of Ft. Myers, FL; a brother, Joe Herrington and his wife, Edith of Palatka, FL; three grandchildren, Maria Oswald and her husband, Tim, their daughter, Mary Bonner, their son, James “Jay” all of Houston, TX; John Litchfield II and his wife, Jennifer, their son, Gavin, their daughter, Meghan all of Mebourne Beach, FL; Kimberly Ann Seeley and her husband, Kevin, and their son, Carson all of Ft. Sill, OK.  The family will receive friends after the service at the graveside.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Litchfield family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Thompson Dumont Litchfield

Mr. Thompson Dumont Litchfield, died Tuesday November 10, 2009 at his home with members of his family at his bedside.  A graveside service to celebrate his life will be held at Oakdale Cemetery on Friday, November 13, 2009 AT 11:00 with Father Kevin Johnson officiating.  Tomp was born, September 20, 1917 in Aurora, the son of Mr. William Anderson Thompson Litchfield and Garnet Kathleen Bonner Litchfield. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1935 and attended and graduated from Oak Ridge Military Institute.  He joined the Army Air Corps in 1941, was stationed in England after training, and flew the famous English Spitfire fighter plane for about 100 missions. During his second tour he flew the P-47 Thunderbolts, a fighter-bomber. He was shot down and taken as a Prisoner of War. While a POW he helped dig the big tunnel for the “Great Escape”. Liberation came in the spring of 1945. For his service during the war he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Prisoner of War Medal and the Purple Heart.  Tomp was the owner and president of Moss Planing Mill Co. which was a local lumber mill and a building supply company. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Herring Club, and a charter member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club. He was a member of Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church.  On November 30, 1946 he married Betsy Bowers of Washington, now deceased. He is survived by his sons, Thompson Dumont Litchfield, Jr. and wife, Martha Ann, and William Franklin Litchfield and wife, Patricia Ann, 6 grandchildren, one step-grandchild and 7 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers: John Stockard Litchfield, Irving Bonner Litchfield, and Willard Bradford Litchfield.  The family will receive friends after the graveside service at the cemetery.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Litchfield family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Blanche McGowan Tetterton Little

Blanche McGowan Tetterton Little, age 83, a resident of 227 Waterford Place, Washington, passed away with grace and dignity on Tuesday, November 6, 2007. Blanche was a retired Registered Nurse of 40 years. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and caregiver.  Blanche is survived by her four children, Judy Harris of Roper, Buster Tetterton of Pinetown, Louise Boyd-Barnes of Knoxville, TN, and Bobby Tetterton of Washington; seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and two sisters, Stella Equils of Bath and Beulah Scott of Ormond Beach, Fla.  A private service will be held at a later date.  The family would like to express their appreciation to the caring professionals of Community Hospice.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Little family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, November 8, 2007)

Crawford Pearson Little, Jr.

Mr. Crawford Pearson Little, Jr., age 81, a resident of 748 West Main Street, Washington, NC died Sunday January 21, 2007 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside funeral will be held 3:30 PM Monday January 22, 2007 at Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery officiated by the Reverend Charles Kettlewell.  Mr. Little was born in Beaufort County on April 30, 1925 son of the late Crawford P. Little, Sr. and the late Margaret Harvey Little. He was a 1943 graduate of Washington High School. Mr. Little served his country in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater from December 1943 through May 1946. He also served at Key West, FL during the Korean War from April 1951 through August 1952. Mr. Little retired from Cotter & Company of Chicago, IL, a parent company of True Value Hardware, in May of 1992. He was a Volunteer Fireman with Washington Fire Department for 20 years, a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church of Washington where he served as Sunday School Teacher, Acolyte, Vestryman and Treasurer.  Mr. Little is survived by two sisters: Lucy Little of Winter Park, FL and Helen Little Parrish of Durham; two nephews Ashley Alligood of Wilson and Crawford Parrish of Tulahoma TN; three great nephews and one great niece. He was preceded in death by a sister: Elizabeth Little Alligood on December 23, 1997.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, January 24, 2007)

Derrick Deyne Little

Mr. Derrick Deyne Little, 32, of 42 Moore Ave., Blounts Creek, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained in a tractor accident.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Saint Peter Baptist Ministries with Bishop Joseph Squires officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore family cemetery.  Mr. Little was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 2, 1975. He was the son of Fred Moore Jr. of Blounts Creek and Elaine Little Clark, who survive. He was a 1995 graduate of the former Aurora High School. He was employed in landscaping and auto mechanics. He was a member of Saint Peter Baptist Ministries in Aurora.  Survivors include one son, Kevontae Little of the home; one daughter, Jasmine L. Little of the home; paternal grandmother, Blanche Moore of Blounts Creek; maternal grandmother, Johnnie Ann Little of Aurora; six sisters, Diane Harvey of Georgia, Patricia B. Clemmons of Williamston; Rose Johnson, Willow Moore and Irene Smith, all of Washington, and Lynn Tillery of Raleigh; two brothers, Rex Hooker and Freddy Moore, both of Blounts Creek; two step-sisters, Patricia Carter and Carrie Carter, both of Washington; and one step-brother, Jeffery Carter of Washington.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Tex Hooker.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home of his mother, 602 Mallard Creek Apts., Aurora, and at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, September 20, 2008)

 Harold Gene Little

Mr. Harold Gene Little, age 68, a resident of 300 Black Road, Washington, NC died Wednesday June 9, 2010 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday June 12, 2010 at First Church of Christ, Washington, officiated by Steve Hill and Curtis White. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers will be Harold Todd Little, Timothy Gene Little, Rodney Bowen, Jr., Dale Clark, Trey Bowen and Adrian Bowen. Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Little, Logan Little and Leon Seth McNinch.  Mr. Harold was born in Webb, West Virginia on September 29, 1941 son of the late William E. Little, Jr. and the late Sarah Dove Davis Little. He was raised in Lawrence County, Kentucky where he attended Lawrence County High School. Mr. Harold served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. On March 12, 1962 he married the former Phyllis Carol Warner who survives. Locally Mr. Little was owner and operator of Little’s Heating and Air and was a member of the Washington Optimist Club. He attended Beaver Dam Church of Christ and First Church of Christ of Washington.  Surviving along with his wife Phyllis of the home are three daughters: Sarah Dove Little Bowen and her husband Rodney of Bath, Robin Rene’ Little Clark and her husband Dale of Washington and Jennifer Carol Little of Washington; two sons: Harold Todd Little and his wife Raquel of Washington and Timothy Gene Little and his wife Regina of Washington; eleven grandchildren: Rodney Thomas “Trey” Bowen, III, Adrian Michael Bowen, Hannah Dove Bowen, Ashten Rene’ Clark Hobby, Alicia Dale Clark, Aaron Todd Little, Lynsey Raquel Little, Karley Grace Little, Warner Ann Little, Logan Gene Little and Caulley Dove Asby; a great grandchild: Jaya Dove Edwards; a step mother: Roxie Little of Louisa, KY; two sisters: Sandra Little Shannon of Dayton, OH and Anita Sue Little Hall of Louisa, KY; seven brothers: Gary Little of Columbus, OH, Lowell Thomas Little of Louisa, KY, William E. “Billy” Little, III of Louisa, KY, Randy Joe Little of Orient, OH, James Franklin Parsley of Ashland, KY, John Phillip Parsley of Ashland, KY and Willis Ray Little of Louisa, KY. Mr. Harold was preceded in death by two brothers: Paul Eddie Little and Ronnie Lee Little and a sister: Doris Ann Little Shannon.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday June 11, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Little family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joanna Lee Little

Mrs. Joanna Lee Little, 90, of 245 S. Fifth St., Apt. 503, Aurora, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at home. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Saint Matthew Free Will Baptist Church. Visitation will take place today from 1 to 7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home of her granddaughter, Lora L. Adams, 1300 Stilley Town Road, Blounts Creek.  Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, April 4, 2009)

Joseph Luther Little

NEWPORT NEWS - Joseph Luther Little, 59, died Wednesday, April 3, in Newport News Shipbuilding Clinic.  Mr. Little was employed as a construction sketcher in the sheet metal department of Newport News Shipbuilding.  A Peninsula resident for 50 years, he was a native of Beaufort County, N.C. Mr. Little attended Parkview Church of God.  Survivors include his wife, Glenna S. Little; a daughter, Linda L. Carmine of Newport News; his father, Norman B. Little Sr. of Chocowinity, N.C.; three sisters, Shirley Formichelli and Rosa Woodall of Newport News and Doris Baluis of Chocowinity; and a brother, Norman B. Little Jr. of Hampton.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Peninsula Funeral Home.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home by the Rev. Frank Meadows. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – April 5, 1991; pg. C2)

Malcolm Peele Little

Mr. Malcolm “Map” Peele Little went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2013 at the Brian Center. He was born July 23, 1936 in Washington, NC. His parents were the Late Arthur and Ella Peele Little. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 13, 2013 Time: 2:00 PM at Kings Funeral Home, 4000 Beattiesford Road, Charlotte, NC. Malcolm was a member of the Omega PSIPHA Fraternity Inc.  Malcolm is survived by his devoted wife, Georgia Little of the home: step-children Dana (Cheryl) Kenlaw and Wilma Shepard of Florida, four brothers and many relatives and friends.  Services for the Little Family are entrusted to Kings Funeral Home, 4000 Beattiesford Road, Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, April 12, 2013)

Marvin Everett Little

Mr. Marvin Everett Little, age 91, a former resident of Greenville, N.C., died Friday, September 28, 2007 at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Va.  Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2007 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, N.C., conducted by Rev. Jeff Manning, pastor of Unity Free Will Baptist Church in Greenville, N.C.  The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday, October 1, at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C.  Mr. Little was born in Pitt County, North Carolina, on June 28, 1916. He was the son of the late Thomas Luther Little and Rosa Bell Johnston Little. He married Mildred M. Mizelle on August 24, 1941. They celebrated 65 years of marriage before her death in March of this year.  He and his wife moved to Newport News, Virginia in the early 1940s, where he worked as a crane operator in the shipyard until his retirement in the 1980s. Mr. Little enjoyed people and could always make you smile.  Church was a vital part of his life and he was a willing servant. He loved entertaining missionaries and pastors. Traveling the U.S. was a sightseeing adventure and he loved to visit family and attend Free Will Baptist National Conventions. His yard was filled with flowers and a fresh bouquet always made its way to the vase on the kitchen table. His vegetable garden fed family, neighbors and rabbits.  Survivors include two daughters, Bernadene Little Kemble of Tallahassee, Fla., and Phyllis Little Bass of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Mary L. Goins of Burlington, N.C.; and one brother, Ruel McCoye Little of Rocky Mount, N.C.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Little was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington, N.C., is serving the Little family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, September 30, 2007)

Mary Elizabeth Blount Summers Little

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Blount Summers Little, 64, of 350 Hardison Road, Chocowinity, and formerly of 866 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in the Temple of Jesus Christ Church with Bishop James L. Woolard officiating. Burial will follow in Blount’s Cemetery.  Mrs. Little was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 15, 1944. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Blount Jr. and Willie B. Harvey Blount. She attended the former P.S. Jones High School. She was married to Sherman K.D. Little, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include two sons, Gary Blount of Chocowinity and Kelvin Summers of Washington; four stepdaughters, Barbara Little of Fayetteville, Eleanor Booker of Durham, Vanessa Baldwin of Salisbury, Md., and Debra Clemmons of Washington; one stepson, Sherman A. Little of Washington; five sisters, Nellie B. Harvey, Lina B. Harris and Velva Thompson, all of Chocowinity, Thelma H. Lawson of Grimesland and Delma B. Rogers of Greenville; one brother, the Rev. Samuel Blount III of Washington; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at 866 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  A walk-in visitation will be held today from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, January 21, 2009)

Mildred Mizelle Little

Mrs. Mildred Mizelle Little, age 88, a former resident of Greenville, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, VA.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, conducted by Pastor Jeff Manning.  Mrs. Little was born in Martin County on January 9, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Jessie Edmund Mizelle and Della Cratt Mizelle. Mrs. Little was a member of Unity Free Will Baptist Church. Mildred enjoyed her family and her Church. She loved to cook for her family and friends especially missionaries and pastors. Mildred enjoyed traveling especially to attend the annual Free Will Baptist National Conventions. She sang alto in her church choir for many years. Mildred taught V.B.S. and Good News clubs for Child Evangelism. She enjoyed her retirement years in Greenville.  On August 24, 1941, she was married Marvin E. Little, who survives.  Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Marvin E. Little currently of Tallahassee, FL; two daughters, Bernadene Little Kemble of Tallahassee, FL, Phyllis Little Bass of Virginia Beach, VA; three sisters, Isabel M. Thompson of Newport News, VA, Faye M. Corey of Washington, Zylphia M. Bondeson of Goldsboro; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Little was preceded in death by four brothers, Jessie I. Mizelle, E.D. Mizelle, Ralph B. Mizelle, Glysal D. Mizelle; and one sister, Rachel M. Harrison.  The family will receive friends for 10:00 am to 10:45 am Saturday at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Little family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, March 15, 2007)

Norman B. Little, Sr.

Norman B. Little, Sr., 91, went home to be with his Lord, Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, in Newport News, Va.  A native of Beaufort County, N.C., he had been a Peninsula resident for many years. Mr. Little retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as a crane operator after 37 years of service. He was a member of 15th Street Church of God, Washington, N.C.  Norman was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His devotion to his family should be a role model to all. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Little; his son, Joseph L. Little; a daughter, Doris Baluis; and a grandson, Eddie Wright.  Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Formichelli and Rosa Woodall and her husband, Aubrey and a son, Norman Benjamin Little Jr., all of Newport News; and his favorite daughter-in-law, Glenna Little of Yorktown; son-in-law, Adolfo Baluis of Chocowinity, N.C.; sisters, Mary Goens of Burlington, N.C., Martha Fowler of Georgia, and Ethel Leggett of Rocky Mount, N.C.; brothers, Marvin Little of Greenville and Coy Little of Rocky Mount, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, at Peninsula Funeral Home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The Rev. Bob Collins (World Outreach Worship Center ) will be officiating.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – September 16, 2001)

Sherman K.D. Little, Sr.

Mr. Sherman K.D. Little, Sr. of 866 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday in Temple of Jesus Christ Church with Elder Willie Ore officiating. Burial will follow in the Langley family cemetery.  Mr. Little was born Jan. 5, 1938, the son of the late Samuel and Marie Langley Little. He attended P.S. Jones High School. He was first married to Shirley Mae Riddick on April 18, 1956, who survives. On Dec. 8, 2006, he married Mary E. Blount Little, who survives. He was a member of Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Little of Fayetteville, Eleanor Booker of Durham, Vanessa Baldwin of Salisbury, Md., and Debra Clemmons of Washington; one son, Sherman A. Little Jr. of Washington; two stepchildren, Calvin Summers of Washington and Gary Blount of Chocowinity; three sisters, Cora Haith of Philadelphia, Pa., Delores Graddy of Washington and Rosa Smith of Raleigh; two brothers, James A. Little of Wilson and William Little of Philadelphia, Pa., 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Allen Jerome Little; one brother, Buddy Little and two stepchildren, Jackie Blount and Alex Blount.  The family will receive friends today from 2-7 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington and other times at the home of his sister, Delores Graddy, 118 Math Grady Lane, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, September 26, 2008)

Carroll Dee Liverman, Sr.

PANTEGO - Carroll Dee "C.D." Liverman, Sr., 85, a resident of the 6800 block of NC Hwy. 99 N., Pantego, died Sunday, May 15, 2011. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Union Grove Church of Christ in Pantego. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the home and also from 1:30 p.m. until the funeral hour at the church. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery, Pantego.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Liverman family.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, May 17, 2011)

Mr. Carroll Dee “C.D.” Liverman, Sr., age 85, a resident of 6850 NC 99 Hwy N. Pantego, NC died Sunday May 15, 2011 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, NC.  A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday May 18, 2011 at Union Grove Church of Christ of Pantego officiated by Scott Askew. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery in Pantego. Mr. C.D.’s grandsons and step sons will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. C.D. was born in the Pungo Community of Pantego on July 3, 1925 son of the late Gilbert Rumley Liverman and the late Retha Delone Allen Liverman. He attended Pantego Schools and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. during World War II. He married the former Teresa Pacheco Vega on October 25, 1997 who survives. Mr. C.D. worked in the steel industry and was owner/operator of Liverman’s IGA and Pungo Campground. He was a Master Mason of the Masonic Lodge No. 509 of Belhaven for over 50 years, a life member of the NC Bowhunters Association, a member of Ironworkers Local 79 for over 40 years and a charter member of the Pungo Ruritan Club since 1957.  Surviving along with his wife: Teresa of the home are two daughters: Patricia Gayle Floyd of Washington and Llewellyn L. Whirlow and her husband Terry of Raleigh; a son: Carroll Dee Liverman, Jr. and his wife Pat of Washington; a step daughter: Patricia Espinoza of Tijuana, Mexico; three step sons: Jose Espinoza of Pantego, Miguel Espinoza of Wilson and Carlos Espinoza of Pantego a sister: Leadae L. “Sissy” Thayer of Chesapeake, VA; a brother: Lester Lee Liverman and his wife Shirley of Chesapeake, VA; ten grandchildren: Christopher Brandon Liverman, Justin Woolard and Courtney Beal, Jared and Jenni Floyd, Jordan Floyd, Jenna Floyd, Jeremy Gray and Christine Fallon, Trey Whirlow, Carolina Espinoza, Keisy Espinoza and Dyanara Espinoza and one great grandchild: Elijah Woolard. Mr. C.D. was preceded in death by three brothers: Gilbert Weston Liverman, Melvin “Webb” Liverman and Harry Liverman and four sisters: Ida Garrett, Lenore Teske, Betty Stocks and Verda Allen.  The family will receive friends Wednesday May 18, 2011 from 1:30 PM to the funeral hour at Union Grove Church of Christ.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Mr. C.D.’s family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Leonard Lee Liverman

Mr. Leonard Lee Liverman, age 78, a resident of 193 Foreman Lane, Belhaven, NC died Wednesday March 21, 2012 at his home.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Liverman was born in Beaufort county on November 8, 1933 son of the late William Daniel Liverman and the late Annie Lyle Paul Liverman. He was a graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. After completing his service in the Air Force, Mr. Liverman attended East Carolina University. He was a self employed building contractor. Mr. Liverman was a member of Red Brinson Washington Memorial Post 6088 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans, Washington Chapter 48. He loved baseball and had played in the minor leagues.  Mr. Liverman is survived by two sons: William Liverman of Spring Valley, CA and James Liverman of San Diego, CA; and three sisters: Linda Pounds of Raleigh, NC, Shirley O’Neal and her husband Bud of Belhaven, NC and Marlene Cuthrell of Kernersville, NC. He was predeceased by a sister: Alice Riley.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Liverman family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Levy Elbert Liverman

Levy Elbert Liverman, age 86, a resident of Hickory Dr., Washington, NC passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. There will be a celebration of his life at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Alligood Church of God, officiated by Pastor Phillip Jethro. The family will receive friends following the service at the church and other times at the home of Sherri and Michael Thomas, 202 Camellia Dr., Washington, NC.  Mr. Liverman was born September 30, 1927 in Hertfort County, son of the late Roy Liverman and Velma Brown Liverman. On April 14, 1980 he married Sylvia Haddock who survives. Mr. Liverman retired from Durham Life Insurance Co. after more than 30 years of service. He had lived in Beaufort County for 45 years and was a member of Alligood Church of God. Mr. Liverman enjoyed woodworking and playing "Blues" music.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Liverman is survived by his sons, Jimmy E. Liverman and wife Phyllis of Aulander and Kenneth Ray Liverman and wife Robin of Ahoskie; his daughters, Lorie Liverman Kozlak and husband Eddie of Cocoa, FL, Lisa Campbell and husband Kenneth of Chocowinity, and Elizabeth Sherley and husband Robbie of Greenville; his step-children, Sherri Thomas and husband Michael of Washington, Jeffrey Anderson and wife Tracy of Wingate, NC, Donna Anderson of Washington and Crystal Cornelius and husband Brandon of Washington; his brothers, Raymond Liverman and wife Minnie of Ahoskie and Donald and Roger Liverman both of Ahoskie; 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Len Gray Liverman.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Joe Junior Locklear

Joe Junior Locklear, age 56, a resident of 1127 Horse Pen Swamp Rd., Washington, NC pass away on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at his home.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the Locklear Family Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the home of Charles Locklear, 2207 Hill Neck Road, Ernul, NC from 7:00 P.M. until.  Mr. Locklear is survived by his lifetime friend, Donald Roberson; three brothers, Donald Locklear, Charles Locklear, and Ronald Locklear, all of Vanceboro, NC; One half-brother, Dolan Locklear of Lumberton, NC; and one sister Carolyn Purifoy Fulmer of Merritt, NC.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Nellie Viola Lockyer

Nellie Viola Lockyer, 93, Golden Days Drive, Casselberry, died Sunday, Feb. 7. Mrs. Lockyer was a retired private nurse. Born in Bath, N.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1943. She was a member of Community United Methodist Church, Casselberry. Survivors: granddaughter, Donna R. Paslay, Casselberry; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Banfield Funeral Home, Winter Springs.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – February 9, 1999; pg. D4)

 Barbara L. Lodge

Mrs. Barbara L. Lodge of 945 Magnolia School Road, Washington, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. David Ollison officiating. Burial will follow in St. Delight Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Lodge was born Feb. 18, 1941, the daughter of Willie R. and Margie Satterthwaite Satchell. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to Charles H. Lodge, who survives.  Survivors include three daughters, Thelma Moore, Shertta Moore and Sandra Radlled, all of Washington; two sons, Charles Lodge Jr. and Chris Lodge, both of Washington; two sisters, Doris Satchell of Washington and Louette S. Slade of Bath; three brothers, Herman Satchell and James N. Satchell, both of Washington, and John H. Satchell of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, January 9, 2009)

Carolyn Roebuck Long

Mrs. Carolyn Roebuck Long, 66, of Blacksburg, VA., was called to be with the Lord on Sept. 9, 2011, after a courageous battle.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Armistead A. Long Jr.; her parents, Maggie Briley Roebuck and Oscar Henry Roebuck; brothers, J.C. Roebuck and Oscar (Buck) Roebuck; and infant sister, Mildred Carolyn, that died at birth. She leaves behind two loving sons, Charles Grant Long and wife, Stephanie, of Christiansburg, and Michael Brent Long and wife Sandi, of Roanoke, VA.; her beloved grandchildren, who will miss her greatly, Bryce Long, Kerabeth Long, Brendon Long and Brody Long. She also leaves behind nieces, Janice James and Marlene Lucas; sister-in-law, Doris Roebuck; brother-in-law, William Long and wife Judy, as well as many friends and loved ones, who also will miss her in her passing.  She was an active member of the Good Shepherd Baptist church and enjoyed the Senior Saints Ministry. She was a retired administrative assistant with Blue-field State College of over 14 years and was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, and friend. She so enjoyed the “apples of her eye”, her grandchildren and her beloved dog, Missy Sierra.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, from 5 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. at the Horne Funeral Home, 1300 N. Franklin St., Christiansburg, VA 24073, with funeral service to be held at 7:15 p.m. in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Matthew Kirkland officiating. A second visitation will be held at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory, 900 John Small Avenue, Washington, NC 27889, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 in the Paul Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the Long family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Nancy Savage Long

Nancy Savage Long, 94, passed away the evening of Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at 7702 Upper 19th St. North, Oakdale, Minnesota.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 12, 2012, at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  She was born in Hobgood and spent her married life in Washington.  She was the daughter of Florence and John D. Savage. She was married to Samuel Fowle Long who preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1989. She was a homemaker.  She is survived by her two children, Samuel Fowle Long Jr. and George Savage Long. In addition, she is survived by six grandchildren, Donna Budde, Randy Long, Michael Long, Elizabeth Long, Daniel Long, and Jonathon Long. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren, Zoe Zaharias, Michael Long, Hailey Allen, Miranda Allen, Donovan Budde, Aliza Allen, David Long, Zachary Budde, Gabriel Budde and Alex Long. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her sister, Elsie Rawles; a brother, Harold Savage; and grandchildren, Donovan Long and Cassandra Long.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, February 26, 2012)

Terry Craig Long, Sr.

Terry Craig Long, Sr., 54, of 384 Edwards Road, Chocowinity, N.C., passed away at home Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. Terry was a loving father and a carpenter by trade. He will be missed. He was preceded in death by his father, George Oren Long of Webster, Fla., and a brother, Steve Oren Long of St. Augustine, Fla. He is survived by his mother, Zelma L. McIntyre of Chocowinity, N.C.; three sons, Terry Craig Long, Jr. of Bath, N.Y., Robert Craig Long and David William Long, both of Ringo, Ga., and a daughter, Amanda Danielle Long of Kinston, N.C.; two brothers, Charles Gordon Long and James Keith Long, both of Chocowinity, N.C. and two sisters, Linda L. Cox and Sheryl Limontelongo, both of Washington, N.C.; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the home of his mother Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at 6 p.m.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, December 30, 2010)

Bertha Lee Spencer Davis Longs

Mrs. Bertha Lee Spencer Davis Longs, 70, of 1798 Scarborough Road, Greenville, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Antioch Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, with the Rev. Fred Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego.  Mrs. Longs was born in Beaufort County on July 21, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Erma Lee Davis Spencer. She graduated from Beaufort County High School, Pantego. She was married to James Curtis Longs, who preceded her in death. She was employed as a domestic technician in private homes and was also a craft and home designer. She was a former member of Morning Star Disciples of Christ Church, Old Field community, Pantego. She later became a member of Full Gospel Temple Church of Christ, Pantego, where she served as a missionary, fund raiser for foreign missions and domestic technician.  Survivors include three daughters, Mary Louise D. Davender of Mt. Pocono, Pa., and Lynette Spencer-Key and Bonita Longs, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sons, Walter Lee Spencer of Greenville, and Charles Longs of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one sister, Hattie Bannister of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one brother, John Davis of Long Island, N.Y.; three goddaughters, Carla Simpkins and Sandra Spruill, both of Belhaven, and Denise Simpkins of Durham; 16 grandchildren and 10 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) - Friday, February 23, 2007)

Robert Donald Loveless

Mr. Robert Donald Loveless, age 79, a resident of the Wilmar community, died Monday, July 25, 2011 at his home.  A memorial service will be held 2:00p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Loveless was born in Fairfax County, Virginia on November 1, 1931 to the late Damon Kitchen Loveless and Edith Victoria Turner Loveless. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. On December 19, 1961, he married the former Katy Lou Harris, who survives. Mr. Loveless served as an elevator mechanic with Montgomery Elevator Company. He moved to North Carolina in 1995 from Maryland.  In addition to his wife of the home, Mr. Loveless is survived by a son, Danny Byron Loveless and his wife Rose of Lothian, MD; a daughter, Brenda True and her husband Charles of Vanceboro, NC; a brother, Damon Nixon Loveless and wife Dorothy and family of Santa, Teresa, NM; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Loveless is preceded in death by a son, Robert Damon Loveless.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Loveless family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Gerald Ivanick

Mr. Gerald Ivan Lovick, 22, of 4600 University Drive, Apartment 1201, Durham, and formerly of Washington, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Temple of Jesus Christ United Church, Washington, with Elder Russel S. Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Lovick was born June 11, 1986, in Beaufort County. He was the son of Cynthia Cherry Lovick and Granver Reginald Lovick, Jr. of Washington. He was a 2004 graduate of Washington High School, where he was a member of the ROTC and played the alto saxophone in the band. In the community he was a member of the NAACP Youth Chapter, 4-H Club; secretary of the G.R. Lovick Scholarship Fund and through the recreation department he was a member of the baseball and basketball teams. In May 2008 he earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from North Carolina Central University, Durham. He was a member of St. John Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Washington, and served on the Young and United choir and a Sunday school member.  Survivors include two brothers, Travaughn Lovick and Granver Reginald Lovick III, both of Durham, and his grandmother, Marion Cherry Council of Oak City.  Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at St. John Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, 2283 St. John Church Road, Washington, and other times at the home of his parents, 1408 N. Washington St.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, October 23, 2008)

Mildred Alberta Lovick

Mildred Alberta Lovick of the 1000 block of Hannah St., died Nov. 25, 1993, in her residence.  She born in Belhaven, N.C., and was the widow of Robert F. Lovick. She was a member of Bethlehem Christ Disciples.  Survivors include her mother, Beulah J. Moore of Norfolk; a cousin, Curtis Spencer of Virginia Beach; and a host of other relatives and friends.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Bethlehem Christ Disciples by Bishop J. Edwards. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Friends may join the family at the residence. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 1, 1993; pg. D2)

Mae Doris Lovinggood

Mrs. Mae “Doris” Lovinggood, 84, formerly of 4603 VOA Road, Washington and most recently a resident of Britthaven of Washington, died Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 24, 2007 in Mountain View Park Cemetery Marietta, Georgia.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Marthalyn Hudson, 4603 VOA Road, Washington.  Mrs. Lovinggood was born November 13, 1923 in Cobb County, Georgia.  She was the daughter of the late William Howard Dobbs and Beulah Lee Lingerfelt Dobbs.  She was married to Louis Lovinggood, who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Lovinggood was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Washington. She had been a resident of Washington since 1978.  Survivors include two daughters, Marthalyn Hudson and her husband, Jimmy of Washington, NC and Myra Mathur and her husband, Nick of Cleveland, OH; two sons, Larry Dobbins of Rome, GA and Louis Lovinggood and his wife, Gloria of Powder Springs, GA; one sister, Johnnie Riley of McDonough, GA; three grandchildren, Tomenah Mills and her husband, Randy of Washington, NC, Cynthia Lyon and her husband, Christian of Knightdale, NC, and Erin Hodnett and her husband, Kurt of Greenville, NC; and one great-grandchild, Jamie Harrison and her husband, Jason of Washington, NC.  (Hillside Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, November 21, 2007)

H. Snead Low
April 3, 1920 – Oct. 12, 2004

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES - H. Snead Low, 84, of Oceans West Boulevard, a former executive secretary for the national YMCA, died Tuesday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach.  Mr. Low, a Navy veteran of World War II, was born in Washington, N.C., and moved here in 1982 from Silver Spring, Md. He enjoyed golf, travel and playing bridge.  Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Helen; a son, Earl, Summerville, S.C.; a sister, Elizabeth Cole, Burlington, N.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Woodward, Ormond Beach, is in charge.  (Daytona Beach News-Journal (Daytona Beach, FL) – October 14, 2004; pg. C4)

Garoldine D. Loyd

Garoldine D. Loyd of the 3500 block of Killam Ave. died Aug. 12, 2000, at a local hospital. Born in Belhaven, N.C., Mrs. Loyd was a retired home health aide and was a member of New Jerusalem COGIC.  She is survived by three daughters, Janice Lovitt and husband, Michael, Temetris Pete and Rebecca Loyd; two sons, William Loyd and Elder Thomas Loyd Sr. and wife, Jeanette; her mother, Rebecca Gibbs King; a sister, the Rev. H. Louise Boone; a brother, Henry L. King Jr.; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, David Loyd, Sr.; a son, David Loyd, Jr.; and her father, Henry King.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem COGIC, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Barnett K. Thoroughgood. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Friends may join the family at 234 W. 34th St. Viewing will precede the funeral service. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) - August 18, 2000)

Mary Hazel Thompson Lucas

Mary Hazel Thompson Lucas, age 99, died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem. She was born November 26, 1913, in Raleigh, NC, the oldest child of Mary Eliza Wood and Hazel Leroy Meacham. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Woman’s College, now the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, she married Leon Chappell Thompson. They lived in Washington, NC, where he operated Edinburg Industries and was chairman of the boards of the Beaufort County School System and Beaufort Tech, now Beaufort County Community College. He died June 9, 1975. In 1980 she married John Wilson Lucas, an avid sailor who had retired from DuPont and moved to Washington to be on the Pamlico River. He died in August of 1996. Mary Hazel was president of the Women’s Society, now the United Methodist Women, at First United Methodist Church in Washington and a member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club. She was an avid golfer, pursuing her second hole-in-one into her late eighties. Mary Hazel was also an enthusiastic and competitive bridge player all her life, enjoying the game and the fellowship.  Travel was another passion and she was privileged to visit all but one continent. She loved being with people and was especially grateful for the warm welcome she received when she moved to Winston-Salem in 1999 at age 86. In Winston-Salem she became a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, the Giannini Society of the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Hawthorne Hill Society of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, the Tuesday Book Club and the North Carolina History Museum Associates. She was admired and enjoyed by her many friends and family.  She is survived by her two children Nancy Wood Thompson Pleasants and husband Ed of Winston-Salem and Beth Chappell Thompson of Clyde, NC; three stepchildren, Nan Lucas Jackson and husband Ned of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; Elizabeth Lucas Archie and husband Tom of Washington, and Margaret Lucas Dent and husband Magruder of Charlottesville, Virginia; two grandchildren, Emily Wood Pleasants Sternberg and husband Scott and children William Reade Sternberg, Katherine Wood Sternberg and Zachary Mathias Sternberg of Greenwich, Connecticut, and Mary Myers Pleasants Bossong and husband Julian and children Edward Julian Bossong and Sarah Pleasants Bossong of Raleigh, NC; twelve step-grandchildren, and ten step-great-grandchildren. Mary Hazel was preceded in death by her grandson Leon Chappell Thompson, III of Boston; her stepson John Lucas of Matthews, NC; and her three siblings. The family wishes to thank Lynn Rodriguez and the staff of Arbor Acres for their loving support of our mother.  A graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, NC, at 11:30 am on Saturday, August 10. Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and Salem Funeral Home of Winston Salem are both honored to serve the Lucas family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Sylvia Virginia Lucas

Mrs. Sylvia Virginia “Ginger” Hill Lucas, age 64, a former resident of the Haw Branch community, Chocowinity, died Monday, February 18, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at Haw Branch Church of Christ, conducted by D. J. Maxey.  Mrs. Lucas was born in Charleston, S.C. on June 7, 1943. She was the daughter of Mary Brown Hill and the late E.D. Hill. Mrs. Lucas was a retired lab technician with Washington Women’s Clinic. She was a member of the Haw Branch Church of Christ.  Mrs. Lucas was married to William “Kent” Lucas, who preceded her in death, January 17, 2003.  Mrs. Lucas is survived by two daughters, Kim Haselden and her husband, Ron and their children, Zack Squires and Emma Paige Haselden all of Bath, Paige Meyers and her son, Luke Meyers, both of Chocowinity; her mother, Mary Brown Hill of Chocowinity; a brother, Roger Hill and his wife, Liz both of Chocowinity; and a sister, Norma Tyndall and her husband, Carl both of Deep Run.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, February 19, 2008 at the home of her brother, Roger Hill, 2318 Haw Branch Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lucas family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, February 19, 2008)

Thomas Lee Lucas

Thomas Lee Lucas, of the 2800 block of Kimball Terrace, a retired cook, died Jan. 17, 1992, in a Portsmouth hospital.  Mr. Lucas was born in Belhaven, N.C. He had retired from the Navy after 20 years. He was the widower of Rosetta V. Lucas and was a Baptist.  Survivors include two daughters, Angela Lucas-Morris and Elsie V. Williams, both of Norfolk; three sisters, Virginia Watts of Greenville, N.C., Luvond James of Norfolk and Geraldine Peterson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Mount Carmel Baptist Church by the Rev. Clarence V. Russell Jr. Burial will be in Hampton National Cemetery. Community Funeral Home, Norfolk, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – January 20, 1992; pg. D2)

Pauline P. Lumsden

Pauline ''Polly'' Lumsden, 54, of 1305 Wellington Court, passed away on June 6, 2002 after a courageous battle against cancer.  She was born in Washington, N.C., and graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro then received her master's from Medical College of Virginia as a medical technologist.  She was heavily involved in professional activities in medical technology at the state, regional and national level.  She is survived by her husband, Curtis H. Lumsden and a son, Christopher H. Lumsden of Virginia Beach; her parents, Foster and Susan Perkins; and a sister, Susan Carr Way all of Beaufort, N.C.  A memorial service will be held at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Saturday, at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to service time, from 2 to 3 p.m. No flowers accepted. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, Hilltop East, Virginia Beach. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – June 7, 2002; pg. B8)

Margaret Lee Lunsford

Ms. Margaret Lee Lunsford, 84, of 4428 Bonnerton Road, Edward, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Edward, with the Rev. Victor Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray family cemetery, Edward.  Ms. Lunsford was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 14, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Elijah Lunsford and Arnettia Moore Thompson. She attended the Beaufort County schools and graduated from Wadleigh High School, Manhattan, N.Y. She did further studies at Staten Island Community College and earned certification in child development. In 1982 she retired as a training captain, medication and treatment staff person, ward charge and building supervisor with the Staten Island Development Center with the state of New York. While in New York, she was a member and Worthy Matron of Saint Acelia Chapter No. 47 Order of the Eastern Star. In the Edward community, she was affiliated with the American Legion Auxiliary and the Golden Age Seniors. In New York, she was a member of Canaan Baptist Church, where she served on the youth and adult usher boards, as Sunday school teacher, on the board of Christian education, Leader’s Council and superintendent of Sunday schools. In North Carolina, she was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Edward, where she worked with the Harvest Day service and Youth Day service. She also served as Church Mother, deaconess and president of the Missionary Circle.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Moore.  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, October 27, 2006)

Doris Ambrose Lupton

BELHAVEN - Mrs. Doris Ambrose Lupton, age 73, of Belhaven, the wife of Floyd Jackson Lupton, former administrative assistant to the late First District Congressman Walter B. Jones, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville on Monday, July 24.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian Church in Belhaven, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Davis and the Rev. Robert Cayton.  Burial will be in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mrs. Lupton was born in Belhaven on August 26, 1922, the daughter of the late James Warren and Beatrice Bishop Ambrose.  She was a graduate of the Belhaven High School and attended East Carolina University.  Mrs. Lupton was active in all church and charitable endeavors in the community.  She was a life-long member of the First Christian Church and was active in all related activities, Women's Work, Sunday School department, and in the music department where she served as the church organist for over 40 years.  She was the founder of First Salvation Army Kettle House in Belhaven and was active in the Belhaven Senior Citizens Club and the line dance group.  Mrs. Lupton was long active in Beaufort County Democratic Women, the Eastern Start, the American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  Surviving with her husband is a son, Floyd J. Lupton, Jr. of Havelock; daughters Sharon Lupton Jones of Williamsburg, Va. and Bea Lupton Dillon of Belhaven; three grandchildren: Stephen D. Jones of Raleigh, Neil T. Jones of Greenville and Jake A. Dillon of Belhaven.  A brother, James Ambrose, died earlier.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral home, Belhaven.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Tuesday, June 25, 1996)

Ethel Lilly Coward Lupton

Mrs. Ethel Lilly Coward Lupton, age 95, a former resident of 407 East 12th Street, Washington, N.C. died Friday July 20, 2007 at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Eddie Bowen. Ray David Moore, Carter Leary, Zane Osnoe, Robert Andrews, Danny Johnson and Nick Saleeby will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Bojangles Tea Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Lupton was born in Robeson County on March 18, 1912 daughter of the late Heber Coward and the late Lilly Grey Chandler Coward. She married Garland Edward Lupton of Pamlico County on December 27, 1929 who preceded her in death on October 25, 1977. Mrs. Lupton was a retired clerk with the former McClellan’s Department Store of Washington. She was a former member of Captain Branch Christian Church and Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include a son: James Linwood Lupton and his wife Colleen of Washington; a sister: Helen Coward Gaskins Bland of Grifton; two grandchildren: James Linwood Lupton, II of Roanoke Rapids and David Garland Lupton of Washington and two great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lupton was preceded in death by a brother: Linwood Heber “Bud” Coward and a great grandchild.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mrs. Lupton’s son: James Lupton located at 1215 North Respess Street, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Lupton family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, July 22, 2007)

Sadie Blount Lupton

Sadie Blount Lupton, 105, of Temple Terrace, died Monday (March 23, 1998) at Palm Garden Nursing Home. Born in Washington, N.C., she came here in 1988 from Vandemere, N.C. She was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church of Temple Terrace. Survivors include a son, Ralph Jay Jr., Temple Terrace; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – March 26, 1998; pg. B7)

Mary Elizabeth Tripp Lyles

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Tripp Lyles, 84, of 511 Abbott Road, Henderson, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at Granville Medical Center, Oxford.  A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of J.M. White Funeral Home, Henderson, with the Revs. Robert Kelley and Frank Sossamon officiating. Graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with the Rev. Sylvia Kohus officiating.  Mrs. Lyles was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 28, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Styron and Edwin Reade Tripp. She was a Navy veteran, serving as a WAVE during World War II. She was married to Nathaniel T. “Tinker” Lyles, who preceded her in death. She was a cashier at Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre and was a former bookkeeper at the former Crowell Chevrolet Co. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Washington.  Survivors include one daughter, Beth Lyles of Henderson and one son, Steve Lyles of Kittrell.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home, Henderson, and other times at the home of her son, 384 Bobbitt Road, Kittrell.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, January 6, 2007)

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