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Doris Warner Nance

CLINTON - Mrs. Doris Warner “Dot” Nance, 85, died Saturday, March 17, 2007.  Dot was born on March 8, 1922, in Washington, N.C. She was the youngest daughter of William Edmund “Bill” Warner and Rhoda Gurganus Warner. Dot loved “Little Washington” and spent many happy hours on the Pamlico River with her family and friends.  She met her future husband, John Wesley Nance, before World War II, when he spent the summer with his brother Paul in Washington. Paul and John both played on the same softball team, and Dot was a frequent fan. John and Dot corresponded during the war and got married on September 1, 1945 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington. They moved to Clinton in 1952 and had been married for almost 50 years when he died in July of 1995.  Her sister, Kathryn “Kack” Jackson, also preceded her in death. Dot is survived by her other sister, Melba Walston.  She is also survived by her daughters, Susan Nance Sautter; Deborah “Debbie” Nance Miller; Jean Nance Earman and her husband Steve; and her twin sons, John Lindsay “Jack” Nance and his wife DeAnn; and William Wesley “Bill” Nance and his wife Cindy.  Her grandchildren are: Wesley Sautter, Mary Lindsay Miller Blanton and husband Chris, Nancy Miller, Johnny Miller and wife Meghan, Michael Earman, Will Earman, Matt Earman, Caroline Nance, Liza Nance, Christopher Jenkins and Andrew Nance. Her only great-grandchild is Kyler Miller, although his parents Johnny and Meghan will be having another son, Nikolas, in May.  Dot loved her family, her friends and her church (especially her Sunday School class). She loved composing poems for friends and family, jitterbugging, reading, staying “on the go” in the car, singing “I Lost My Poor Kitty,” telling jokes, cooking for her family and playing bridge. She was truly a generous person, always doing things — noticed and unnoticed — for others.  Dot loved Valentina “Val” Rice, her devoted caregiver, who has been like a member of our family for six years.  “When she speaks, her words are wise, and kindness is the rule for everything she says. She watches carefully all that goes on throughout her household, and is never lazy. Her children stand and bless her; so does her husband. He praises her with these words: ‘There are many fine women in the world, but you are the best of them all!’” (Proverbs 31:26-29, The Living Bible)  All of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other family and friends will miss her more than we can say. We all feel so blessed to have known her. We love you, Mama Dot!  A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 19, at First United Methodist Church, 208 Sampson St., Clinton, with Dr. Edward Gunter officiating.  The family will receive friends Sunday, March 18 from 7-9 p.m. at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home and other times at the home, 102 Cohaire Ln,, Clinton.  Services have been entrusted to Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home 118 Fayetteville St. Clinton, N.C. 28328  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, March 18, 2007)

Danny Onvis Narron

Mr. Danny Onvis Narron, age 54, a resident of Glenview Apartments, Washington, NC, died Wednesday morning March 5, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday March 7, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Pastor Jerry Stroh. Larry Pinkham, Troey DeHoog, Seth Narron, Dakota Griffin, Eddie Sheppard and Johnathan Rhodes will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Narron was born in Johnston County on August 26, 1953, son of the late Onvis Narron and Jackie Narron. He was employed with Bayside Body Shop and Towing in Manteo and Nags Head. He was a member of the New Life United Pentecostal Church.  He is survived by his son: Brandon Scott Narron of Bath; stepson, Shane Boyd of WV; his stepdaughters, Sandy Boyd of Pinetown and Sarah Pinkham of Bath; his brother: Jerry Alonza Narron and his wife, Judy of Bath and five grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother: Linwood Narron and his sister: Tara Narron.  The family will receive friends prior to the service, 12 Noon-1:45 p.m. on Friday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of Jerry and Judy Narron located at 503 King Blount Drive, Bath, NC 27808.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Narron Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, March 6, 2008)

Louis A. Nassef, Sr.

A funeral Mass for Louis A. Nassef Sr., 97, a former resident of Washington, N.C., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church officiated by Father Raul Perez. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery of Washington.  Mr. Nassef’s family will receive friends following the service at the home of Rick and Pam Barrett located at 913 Isabella Ave., Washington, N.C.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Nassef family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 29, 2011)

Mary Jefferson Neal

Mary Jefferson Neal, age 81, a resident of 50 Riverside Rd., Washington, went to be in the presence of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday September 17, 2010 at Snowd Branch Church of God in Washington, officiated by Pastor Jerry Waters.  Burial will follow at Snowd Branch Church of God Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service in Washington from 6:30PM to 8:30PM and other times at the home of her daughter, Annie Mae, 632 Latham St., Belhaven.  Mrs. Neal was born on February 2, 1929 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late John Allen Ayers and Annie Kelly Ayers.  She was married to her husband of 38 years, John T. Jefferson, on March 8, 1946, who preceded her in death in 1978.  Mrs. Neal re-married William B. Neal on February 14, 1981, who preceded her in death in 1998.  She worked at Belhaven Tastee Freeze for 20 years.  She was a former member of Belhaven Assembly of God and current member of Snowd Branch Church of God.  Mary Jefferson Neal is survived by two sons, John T. Jefferson Jr. and wife Mary Lee of Monticello, AR and Allen Jefferson of the home; one daughter, Annie Mae Greer of Belhaven, NC; one brother, Fred Ayers of Pea Ridge, NC; one sister, Maggie White of Greenville, NC; three grandchildren, April Lassiter, Amanda Moyer and Timothy Greer; and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Rayfield Mixon Neel

Mr. Neel, 66, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at home with his family by his side after a brave battle with cancer.  Born in Washington, NC, on December 12, 1937, Ray was a retired band and orchestra director for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and professional trumpet player. A graduate of East Carolina University, with a degree in Music, Ray was known by many for his tireless efforts and devotion to the award winning South Mecklenburg Marching Sabres Band. His extraordinary talent and passion for music as a trumpet player, song writer/arranger and teacher of music touched many lives.  Ray was an active member of Mouzon United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the choir and volunteered his time directing and writing musical arrangements for the brass ensemble. He was a spiritual and kind man who loved life and his family.  He is survived by his devoted wife, Vicki Helms Neel; daughter, Catherine Anderson 'Casey' Neel; his son, Rayfield Mixon Neel, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Lora Wilson Neel; two granddaughters, Emily Karen and Catherine Mixon Neel; sister, Josie Neel Hickman; mother-in-law, Catherine McCarn Helms; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Ethel Mixon Neel, Father, Eugene Neel, and brother, Eugene Neel, Jr.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 10, at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Home-Dilworth Chapel, from 6 PM - 8 PM, and the Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 11, at 11 AM at Mouzon United Methodist Church, with graveside services to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Belmont, NC at 1:30 PM. Reverends Jim Martin and Scott Ireland will be officiating.  Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Dilworth Chapel, 1111 East Blvd.  (The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) – June 9, 2004)

Doris Ann Nelson

Doris Ann Nelson, 60, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 29, 1998) at LakeShore Villa Health Care Center. Born in Bath, N.C., she came here from Hampton, Va., 18 years ago. She was a homemaker, was Protestant and was a member of Northdale Garden Club. Survivors include her husband, Bennie; two sons, Bennie Jr., Newport News, Va., and Randall, Hampton; two daughters, Sharon Nelson, New York, and Sheila Nelson, Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, Wilmar Sullivan, Hampton; a sister, Diana Rhoades, Wichita Falls, Texas; and four grandchildren. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Tampa.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – December 3, 1998; pg. B7)

Joy Burton Nelson

Ms. Joy Burton Nelson, age 66, a resident of 2535 Spring Dusk Lane, Spring, TX died Monday November 8, 2010 at the Nexus Specialty Hospital in Shenandoah, TX.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday November 14, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. Stevie Ipock. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens of Vanceboro. Tony Townsend, Mike Townsend, Mitch Townsend, Mike Woolard, Jimmy Hicks and Roy Hicks, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Nelson was born in Beaufort County on October 7, 1944 daughter of the late Robert Otha Burton and the late Mary Leona Everett Burton. She was a 1962 graduate of Farm Life High School. Ms. Nelson was a Federal Security Officer with the Transportation Security Administration.  Survivors include two daughters: Jamie Nelson and Johnna Darnell both of Spring, TX; a sister: Lynda Gilmore of Redondo Beach, CA; four brothers: Alva Burton and Robert Burton both of Las Vegas, NV and Charles Burton of Pleasanton, CA and Julian Burton of Hampton, VA and two grandchildren: Cooper Darnell and Abigail Darnell. Ms. Nelson was preceded in death by a sister: Alma Stevenson.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM Sunday November 14, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Judy Hicks located at 770 Lewis Road, Vanceboro.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Nelson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Loretta Mills Nelson

WINTERVILLE — Mrs. Loretta “Pete” Mills Nelson, 83, died Thursday, November 27, 2008.  The funeral service will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mrs. Nelson, a native of the Chocowinity community of Beaufort County, lived most of her adult life in Winterville, where she was a member of the Winterville Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, George Franklin Nelson in 1999, a brother, Marvin L. Mills, and two sisters, Ruby M. Mooring and Mamie Ruth Beddard.  She is survived by her: sons, Frank Nelson and wife, Pat, and Jeffrey Nelson and fianc/, Juana, all of Winterville; sisters, Viola M. Mooring, of Snow Hill, Annie Myrtle Warren, of Chocowinity, and Doris M. Bonner and husband, Loma, Ayden.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nelson, 554 Tabard Rd., Winterville.  The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the staff at Spring Arbor and the University Health System Inpatient Hospice for their loving care of Mrs. Nelson.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, November 29, 2008)

Ruthie Jones Nelson

Mrs. Ruthie Jones Nelson of 909 Magnolia School Road, Washington, died Friday, March 21, 2008, at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Olive AME Zion Church with the Rev. David L. Ollison Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Nelson was born in Pamlico County on Feb. 22, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Allen and Nicey Farrow Jones. She attended the Pamlico County Schools and Beaufort County Community College, where she received her certification in nursing. She was employed for many years at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington and as a private duty nurse for several families in the Washington area. She was a member of Mount Olive AME Zion Church, where she served as a deaconess, senior choir member, on the stewardess and missionary boards and as class leader.  Survivors include one sister, Lila Mae Cooper of Florence, N.C.  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 her niece, the Rev. Glenda Lodge, 909 Magnolia School Road, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 25, 2008)

William Earl Nelson

Mr. William Earl “Bill” Nelson, age 88, a resident of 2820 Old New Bern Road, Chocowinity, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington, conducted by Pastor Henry Horne. Burial will follow in Edwards Cemetery, Possum Track Road, Chocowinity.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Snodie Carrow, Billy Hill, Douglas Branch, Dennis Daughtry, Garry Riggs and Donald Wiggins. Members of Tau Tribe #18, Improved Order of Red Men will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Nelson was born in Pitt County on May 16, 1925. He was the son of the late William David Nelson and Flossie Randolph. Mr. Nelson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served on the USS Lyman DE-302 from its commissioning in February of 1944 to the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay in September of 1945. Mr. Nelson participated in the Pacific Campaigns at Palau, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Japanese homeland. After the service, Mr. Nelson was a fireman for the City of Washington. He was a charter member of the Washington Rescue Squad. Later, Mr. Nelson was safety engineer for Brown & Root during the building of the phosphate mine in Aurora. He worked 22 ½ years at National Spinning in the Maintenance Department before his retirement.  Mr. Nelson was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday School teacher, Choir member and Greeter. He was a member and past Sachem of Tau Tribe #18, Improved Order of Red Men. Mr. Nelson was a former Boy Scout Leader of Troup 86. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, fishing and dressing up as Santa Claus for many years.  On February 17, 1950, Mr. Nelson married the former Margaret “Penny” Edwards, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his son, William Michael Nelson of the home; his daughter, Beth Nelson Dudley and husband, Alan of Chocowinity; brother, Gilbert Nelson and wife, Gean of New Bern; sister, Doris Couch of Hazzard, KY; and granddaughter, Brandi Lynn Nelson of Detroit, Michigan.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Neil Beasley; brother, George Nelson; sister, Alma Dean Banks; and daughter in law, Audrey Jeanne Nelson.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at his home.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Nelson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edith Alvey NeSmith

Edith “June” Alvey NeSmith, 78, died on Wed., Nov. 26, 2008 at her home in Blounts Creek.  Mrs. NeSmith, the daughter of the late Bernard and Clara Alvey, was born on May 2, 1930 in Maryland Park, MD. She was a homemaker, loving wife, “Mom” and “Granny” for all of her adult life.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Curtis H. “Ace” NeSmith, Sr. in 2005, and four brothers.  Mrs. NeSmith is survived by her children: Curtis H. NeSmith, Jr. of Tarboro; Donna Crampton of Ruther Glen, VA; Kathy NeSmith of the home; and Robin Musser of North Beach, MD. She is also survived by a sister, Ethel Emery; sister-in-law and friend, Jeannette Sapp; daughter-in-law, Betty NeSmith; grandchildren, Michelle Herrin, Kelley Crampton, Darlene McGuire, Brian Crampton, and Clara Musser; and great-grandchildren, Caleb Herrin, Sammy Herrin, Annalynn McGuire, Leo Herrin, Robert McGuire, and Madison Carlyle.  Pallbearers will be Thomas Crampton, Carl Musser, Brian Crampton, Richard Herrin, Justin McGuire, and Steve Griffin.  The family will receive friends at Paul Funeral Home in Washington from 7-9 pm on Fri. Nov. 28 and from 11 am to 12 noon, with graveside services to be held at 1 pm on Sat. Nov. 29 at Warren Memorial Cemetery on Rt. 33. Pastor Ray Webb will officiate.  Funeral arrangements are being provided by Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, November 28, 2008)

Nona Mayo Newberry

Mrs. Nona Mayo Newberry, 101, recently of Terra Ceia and formerly a resident of the Acre Station community died Sunday, May 8, 2011 at home.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Billy Ray Askew. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Newberry’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Newberry was a hard working mother and homemaker, and at times a composer, musician, and a poet but she took her greatest joy from service to her Lord. Mrs. Newberry served in the church faithfully for many years in several capacities, none of which were more appreciated than her musical contributions to the worship services and Sunday school. She generously fed many a country preacher around her kitchen table after their work was done at the church.  Mrs. Newberry was born in the Campbells Creek area of Beaufort County on December 6, 1909. She was the daughter of the late Francis Mayo and Lula Powers Mayo. She married Joseph Henry Newberry on July 8, 1934. Mr. Newberry was the widowed father of five children at the time of their marriage and to this family was eventually added four more children. Mr. Newberry died in 1969.  The surviving children are Eula Cohran of Greenville, Inez Harris of Chesapeake, VA, Frances Rabil of Louisburg and her husband Ed, Elizabeth (Tootsie) Cutler of Terra Ceia, and Joseph Henry Newberry Jr. of Goldsboro and “other daughter” Velna Newberry. The children who predeceased Mrs. Newberry were Ruth, Thorne, Clifton, and Gene Douglas Newberry. Mrs. Newberry's much-loved siblings Marguerite, Elizabeth, Ruby, Taylor, John, George, and Junior preceded her in death. There are grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many of their friends who will miss “Grandma Strawberry” as she was teasingly nicknamed in the years when we roamed her strawberry beds and played under her watchful eyes.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of her daughter Elizabeth “Tootsie” Cutler, 80 Vreugdenhil Rd., Pantego, NC.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Newberry family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Frances Woolard Newcomb

Mrs. Frances Woolard Newcomb, age 77, a resident of 91 Harlan Drive, Washington, NC died at the home of her brother on Sunday afternoon, July 15, 2012.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:30 AM on Wednesday July 18, 2012 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Mike Caton. Michael Woolard, Steven Woolard, Jerry Woolard, Jr., Robert Cox, Jason Paul and Lloyd Goodbred will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Newcomb was born in Beaufort County on September 5, 1934, daughter of the late Fenner Vernon Woolard, Sr. and Retha Gurganus Woolard. She was married to Clarence Lee Newcomb who preceded her in death, shortly after his retirement from the U.S. Army. Mrs. Newcomb was a member of Rosemary Church of Christ. She was a homemaker who loved to crochet, knit and was a beloved baby sitter for many nieces and nephews.  She is survived by her brothers: Fenner V. Woolard, Jr., of Virginia Beach, VA, Phil O. Woolard of Chesapeake, VA and Jerry W. Woolard of Washington and her sisters: Dera Mae Silverthorne and Sue W. Woolard both of Washington. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her sister: Johnnie Goodbred and brothers: Henry L. Woolard, Robert Woolard and Donald B. Woolard.  The family will receive friends at the home of her brother, Jerry W. Woolard, located at 71 Harlan Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Newcomb family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mable Winfield Sayers Newman

Ms. Mable Winfield Sayers Newman, age 91, a resident of 1664 Haw Branch Rd., Chocowinity, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.   Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Lacy Norman Downs Cemetery, 1683 Haw Branch Rd, Chocowinity, NC, and will be conducted by Jason Kirkman. Friends are welcome.  Ms. Newman was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 22, 1923 to the late William and Mable Elizabeth Winfield Sayers. She was a graduate of Kingston High School in Kingston, New York and was a telephone operator with Verizon in Providence, Rhode Island where she retired in 1993.  Survivors include two sons, Phillip H. Newman and wife Sandy of Cumberland, Rhode Island, Robert W. Newman and wife Nelda of Chocowinity, two brothers, Dr. James “Jimmy” Sayers of Asheville, North Carolina, William “Billy” Sayers and wife Linda of Millport, New York, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Marian King.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home of her son Bob and Nelda Newman, 1683 Haw Branch Rd., Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Newman family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Larry Ellsworth Newton

Larry Ellsworth Newton, 77, died Jan. 24, 2008. He was born in Belhaven, N.C. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. Mr. Newton was an avid fisherman and a "tinkerer" who loved working on anything mechanical. He had retired from the Ford Motor Co., with 35 years of service, where he had worked on the assembly line. Mr. Newton was predeceased by his wife, Shelby Jean Newton; his mother, Edna Gordon and her husband Vermont. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Chad E. Newton and wife Judy of Portlock, Va., Larry L. Newton and wife Pamela of Grandy and Dwayne Newton of Grandy; sister, Kattie Elchelberger of Suffolk; brothers, Frank Gordon of Chesapeake, Royce Newton and Tommy Gordon of Jamesville, N.C.; grandchildren, Melanie, Lisa, Erin, Christina, Jennifer, Angela, Amanda and Amber Newton. Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Princess Anne Memorial Park. Twiford’s Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – Saturday, January 26, 2008)

 Joan Harrell Nicholls

Mrs. Joan Harrell Nicholls, age 76, a resident of 401 Oak Dr., Washington, NC passed away on June 16, 2010 at her home.  The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service on Friday, June 18, 2010 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at First Christian Church, 41 E Second St, Washington, NC.  Service will be officiated by Dr. Michael Price.  Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Nick Nicholls, Kyle Nicholls, James Nicholls, David Nicholls, Dustin Boseman, Isaiah Watson and Jeremy Watson.  Mrs. Nicholls was born in Beaufort County on December 23, 1933, daughter of the late James Matthew Harrell, Jr. and Annie Gibson Harrell.  She was married to the late Jehu Nicholls who preceded her in death.  She was a graduate of Washington High School.  She later attended Kings Business School.  She owned and operated, along with her husband, One Hour Martinizing and J & J Sales. Mrs. Nicholls was a member of the First Christian Church of Washington, a past member of the Washington and Yacht Country Club, she was also a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, where she served as a secretary and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her two sons, Jehu Nicholls III and wife Laura of Washington and Kim Nicholls and wife Paula of Washington; two daughters, Joan Gayle Watson-Roper and husband James of Washington, and Vera Boseman and husband Reed of Bath; two brothers, James "Buddy" A. Harrell and wife Helen of Aurora and Gerald "Chip" Franklin Harrell of Kissimmee, FL; two sisters, Ophelia Dixon and husband Harvey of Washington and Peggy Woolard and husband Edgar of Palm Beach, FL.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Erna Rowe Nichols

Mrs. Erna Rowe Nichols, age 85, a resident of 1307 Mill Road, Washington, NC, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 11:00AM Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Steve Hill and Mark Lilley. Burial will follow in the family cemetery on Mill Road. Steve Griffin, Ronald Pilgreen, Glen Moore, William Cherry, Jimmy Perry and Bob Shagnea will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Nichols was born in Craven County on January 4, 1927 to the late Pete Rowe and Ruby Rowe. On December 17, 1949, Mrs. Nichols married Leroy Nichols, who survives. She was a math and science teacher for over 30 years, having taught in the Williamston and Chocowinity area. Mrs. Nichols loved reading and sewing.  In addition to her husband , Leroy Nichols of the home, Mrs. Nichols is survived by two sons: William Leroy Nichols and wife Susan McCoury of Washington, NC and Michael Rowe Nichols and wife Susan of Washington, NC; four grandchildren; Melissa Nichols, Hunter Nichols, Logan Nichols and Damon McCoury, and two great grandchildren; Hailey Harris and Sarah Harris.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nichols is preceded in death by a daughter; Sarah Joy Nichols and a brother; Buddy Rowe.  The family will receive friends on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Nichols family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Sylvia Jennette Nichols

Sylvia Dawn Jennette Nichols, age 69, a resident of Bath, died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Cross Creek Nursing Center in Swan Quarter.  A graveside service will be held 1:30 PM Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Webster Family Cemetery, Free Union Road, Pinetown, conducted by Rev. Tony Parrish.  Mrs. Nichols was born in Pantego, N.C. on January 27, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Mayhue Jennette and Louise Webster Jennette. Mrs. Nichols worked several jobs over the years including crab picker at Sea Safari. She was a member of the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church. In her spare time, Mrs. Nichols loved to read, do needle point, crochet, color in coloring books, and make Native American crafts.  Mrs. Nichols was married to Jim Lee Nichols, who preceded her in death, November 24, 1971. Later she married George Horn, who preceded her in death, July 23, 1996.  Mrs. Nichols is survived by her sister, Lynn Sadler and husband, Garry of Swan Quarter; two daughters, Rhonda Nichols Sawyer of Bath, Vanniesa Nichols Waters, and husband, Hilton of Bath; a son, Mayhue Nichols and wife, Jennifer of Chocowinity; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren and one on the way.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by a sister, Eddilou Jennette.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home of her daughter and son in law, Vanniesa and Hilton Waters, 233 Robert Jackson Road, Bath.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Nichols family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jehu Nicholls, III

Jehu “Jay” Nicholls, III, age 58, a resident of 171 Tarheel Dr. Washington, died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his home.  A memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. at Harvest Church on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Pastor Tad Tankard will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 5:30 P.M. until the service time and other times at the home.  Mr. Nicholls was born in Beaufort County on September 9, 1956 to the late Jehu Nicholls, Jr. and Joan Harrell Nicholls. He was the owner of The Cleaners, formerly the One Hour Martinizing, and Industry Printing both on Fifth Street in Washington.  He is survived by his wife Laura Wilson Nicholls, his three sons David Nicholls (Caroline Anthony), James Nicholls (Stacey Mayer), Mark Nicholls all of Washington, one daughter, Grace Nicholls Finch and husband Jonathan of Clayton, NC; five grandchildren, Victoria Nicholls and Anthony Nicholls of O’Keene, OK, Brenna Finch, Raegan Finch, and Ethan Finch of Clayton NC; a brother, Kim Nicholls and his wife Paula of Washington, two sisters, Gayle Watson and husband Paul Hager of Washington, Vera Boseman and husband Reed of Bath, and his two dogs Josie and Max.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Nicholls family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Thomas W. Nicholson

The family of Dr. Thomas W. Nicholson announces his death on March 22, 2014.  To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up. A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.

Dr. Nicholson was born in Washington, North Carolina on November 9, 1943. The son of John L. Nicholson, Jr. and Katherine H. Nicholson, he is survived by his wife, Sue Marshall Nicholson, as well as his three sons: Westray Nicholson of Greenville, North Carolina, Marshall Nicholson and wife Meredith Nicholson of Dunwoody, Georgia, and John Nicholson and wife Emily Nicholson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was also gifted with seven grandsons: Brodie, Ben, Sam, Harry, Cole, Warren, and Henry, whom he hopes will remember him fondly. He is also survived by his twin brother Samuel Timothy Nicholson and wife Helen Nicholson of Rocky Mount, North Carolina as well as his sister Katherine Nicholson Mitchell and husband Sandy Mitchell of Washington, North Carolina. His brother John Lawrence Nicholson, III of Rocky Mount, North Carolina is predeceased. Dr. Nicholson was a graduate of Rocky Mount High School and a scholarship recipient at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his undergraduate years, he worked at the Carolina Inn to supplement his income. He was most gratefully accepted into the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine and graduated with an M.D. degree in 1970, where he also served as vice-president of his class. His education was continued at the University of Oklahoma, where he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in cardiology. While at the University of Oklahoma, he was selected as Chief Resident. Dr. Nicholson was a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and head of Internal Medicine at the Port Hueneme Naval Hospital in California. In 1976 he returned home to Washington to join Pamlico Internal Medicine, where he practiced medicine for thirty-four years. Dr. Nicholson was devoted to his patients and colleagues, and as time went on, he regarded them all as friends and family.  From whom much is given, much is expected.  Dr. Nicholson always felt it was imperative to give back to medicine as it had so graciously given to him, and was involved in many educational and professional organizations. He served as Chief of Staff at Beaufort County Hospital and was Chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee for many years. He was a lifetime member of the North Carolina Medical Society as well as President of both the Pamlico Albemarle Medical Society and the Seaboard Medical Society. In addition, Dr. Nicholson served as Medical Director of Britthaven Services in Washington, North Carolina for many years.

I'm a Tar Heel born
I'm a Tar Heel bred
And when I die
I'm a Tar Heel dead.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory 900 John Small Avenue Washington, NC, (252-946-4144) A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on 101 N Bonner St, Washington, NC (252-946-8151), officiated by The Reverend Kevin Johnson.  Reception to follow. (Paul Funeral Home)

Herbert F. Niles

CHOCOWINITY - Herbert F. Niles, 74, of Route 2, died April 11, 1994, in his home.  Mr. Niles was born in Norfolk, Va., and was a member of Rosemont Christian Church in Chesapeake, Va., for 30 years before his retirement from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1978. He was a Mason and held a 32nd degree in the Norfolk Scottish Rite. He was also a past president of the Chesapeake Host Lions Club in Chesapeake, Va.  Survivors include his wife, Ruby Hayes Niles of Chocowinity; a daughter, Jean Tarkenton of Cincinnati, Ohio; a son, Ron Niles of Chesapeake; a brother, Raymond Niles of Chocowinity; a sister, Ruth N. Jones of Chesapeake; and five grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of First United Methodist Church in Washington, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – April 13, 1994; pg. D2)

Jackson Fondren Niles

Jackson F. Niles, 80, current residence of Washington, NC, passed away on October 18, 2014. He was born on December 18, 1933 to the late Oliver H. and Ruby Niles in Clarksdale, MS. He is predeceased by his wife of over 50 years Barbara T. Niles and son Ronald Niles.  Mr. Niles retired from the US Navy and earned many honors including the Purple Heart.  He is survived by his step-daughters Deborah Woolford and Carol Ann Kulikowski; two sisters Shirley Berry and Sandra Fay Keech and husband Kenneth; four grandchildren Tara Humphrey, Taylor Woolford, Mark J. Marcus and Bret Niles; one great grandchild Carly Marcus, and many nieces, nephews and loved ones in Washington, NC.  A graveside service will be held on October 22, 2014 at 11AM at Rosewood Memorial Park, 601 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA.  (Kellam Funeral Home)

Carl Curtis Nixon

Mr. Carl Curtis Nixon, 74, of 1022 West Bay St., Belhaven, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Belhaven community cemetery with Kent Gurganus officiating.  Mr. Nixon was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 16, 1932. He was the son of the late Wallace Barrett Nixon and Bertha Williams Nixon. He was a 1951 graduate of the former John A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven. He was an Air Force veteran and served during the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver with Eastern Fuels in Belhaven. On July 10, 1960, he married the former Pauline Keech, who preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 2000. He was a member of West Belhaven Church of Christ.  Survivors include two sons, Jeffery Nixon of Belhaven and Tony Nixon of Greenville; one daughter, Paulanne Qadoura of Clayton; two brothers, Harry Nixon and Harold Nixon, both of Belhaven; and three grandchildren.  The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral of Belhaven and other times at the home of Harry Nixon, 1047 W. Pungo St., Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, July 24, 2006)

Frances Louise Spencer Nixon

Mrs. Frances Louise Spencer Nixon, age 83, a resident of Autumnfield of Belhaven died December 30, 2012 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Saturday January 5, 2013 at Belhaven Community Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Patricia Cox.   Mrs. Nixon was born in Hyde County on June 19, 1929 to the late Ralph Ray Spencer and Martha Louise Blake Spencer. She was married to the late Wilford Doyle Nixon who preceded her in death in 1997. Mrs. Nixon was retired from Blue Channel Crab Co.  Survivors include three sisters; Shirley Tolan and Emma Deal of Belhaven, Aleta Bowman of Kelso, Washington and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons; Billy Ray Nixon, Steven Doyle Nixon and a sister, Maxie Spencer Cuthrell.  The family will receive friends at the home of Peggy Groome following the graveside service.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Nixon family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Gene Thomas Nixon

Mr. Gene Thomas Nixon, age 66, a resident of 34345 U.S. Hwy. 264 East, Belhaven, NC took up a new residence on October 31, 2006.  You are invited to attend a home going graveside service which will be held 2 p.m. Friday November 3, 2006 at Oddfellow Cemetery officiated by Rev. Phillip Jethro.  Mr. Nixon was born in Beaufort County on November 24, 1940, son of the late George Mac Nixon and Rotha Martha Smith Nixon. On July 15, 1962, he married the former Geraldine Baum who survives. He was a retired merchant seaman. Mr. Nixon attended Alligood Church of God.  In addition to his wife, Geraldine Nixon of the home, he is survived by his daughter: Anita Nixon Harrison and husband, Anthony of Windsor; his sons: Randy Nixon and Stephen Nixon both of Belhaven; his granddaughter: Sarah Harrison (affectionately known as her Pop Pop’s Peach Blossom); and his brothers: Jackie Nixon and Gerald Nixon of Belhaven. He is preceded in death by his son: Thomas Dean Nixon, two sisters and five brothers.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Nixon Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, November 24, 2006)

Jackie Perry Nixon

Mr. Jackie Perry Nixon, age 63, a resident of 34597 US 264 Hwy. East, Belhaven, NC died Monday December 13, 2010 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday December 16, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Pastor David Pierce. Burial will follow in Yeatesville Cemetery, Pinetown, NC.  Mr. Nixon was born on February 26, 1947, son of the late George Mack Nixon and the late Rotha Smith Nixon. He attended John A. Wilkinson High School and married the former Margaret Ann Tyer on July 2, 1967 who survives. He is a retired tugboat captain with Dann Marine Towing and is a member of Belhaven Missionary Church.  Surviving along with Mr. Nixon’s wife, Margaret, of the home, are two daughters; Tammy Nixon Paul and her husband, Jay of Bath, Pamela Nixon Riley and her husband, Chuck of Rising Sun, MD, his son: Jason Perry Nixon of the home; his brother: Gerald Nixon and his wife, Mary Lou Nixon of Belhaven, 5 grandchildren: Kayla, Mallory and Tyler Paul, Austin and Marina Riley. Mr. Nixon is preceded in death by two sisters: Doris Tankard and Evelyn Sawyer and five brothers: Earl, Leon, Mirl, Gene and James Nixon.  The family will receive friends 1:00 PM until the funeral hour on Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to be serving the Nixon Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Julian Harris Nixon

Julian Harris Nixon, 81, of the 4100 block of Ewell Road, died Aug. 10, 1995, in his residence.  Mr. Nixon, a retired teacher and researcher at Columbia University, was born in Washington, N.C. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1936. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and participated in the Burma-Chinese Theatre for the Counter-Intelligence Corp.  Survivors include two sisters, Anne Greenberg and Mary Catherine Nixon, both of Virginia Beach; one brother William M. Nixon; three nephews, Jonathan Greenberg of Virginia Beach, Daniel Greenberg of Washington, D.C., and Andrew Greenberg of Atlanta, Ga.; and one niece, Rachel Greenberg of Norfolk.  All services and burial will be private. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, in charge.   (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – August 11, 1995; pg. B4)

William Lloyd Nixon

Mr. William Lloyd “Bill” Nixon, 73, of 55 Heritage Drive, Blounts Creek, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at his home.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Warren Memorial Cemetery in Blounts Creek with the Rev. Annie Norman officiating.  Pallbearers will be Michael Lloyd Nixon, Kerry Lee Nixon, Brian Keith Nixon, George A. Rowe, Stephen Brewer and Wayne Dickens.  Mr. Nixon was born in Belhaven on May 22, 1933. He was the son of the late Ralph Benjamin Nixon and Lillian Carawan Nixon Dail. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He worked for Pepsi for over 30 years and later worked for White Rock Products Corporation and Washington Coins and Pawns, both in Washington. On April 13, 1990, he married the former Opal L. Rowe, who survives. He was of the Protestant faith.  Survivors include one daughter, Catherine Lynn Nixon of Harbinger; three sons, Michael Lloyd Nixon of Powells Point and Kerry Lee Nixon and Brian Keith Nixon, both of Jarvisburg; one stepson, Carlton Banks of Blounts Creek; one brother, Jerry M. Nixon of the Villages, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Nelson C. Nixon.  The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, June 17, 2006)

George Donahue Nobles

Mr. George Donahue Nobles, 80, formerly of High Point, NC and native of Beaufort County, died early Monday morning, September 10, 2007, at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2007 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Mr. Nobles was born November 25, 1926 in Beaufort County. He was the son of George P. and Lucy E. Nobles. He lived his early years in the Chocowinity area moving to Washington in his teenage years and graduating from Washington High School in 1945. He served in the US Army during 1946 and 1947. He was the credit manager for Sherwin-Williams store in Washington, NC for several years before transferring with that company to Rock Hill, SC. While in Rock Hill, he began a career with Lowes, primarily in contractor sales. He retired from Lowes in High Point. He was a member of Laurel Oak Christian Church in High Point. He was married to the former Dorothy Sullivan, who preceded him in death on April 25, 2005.  Survivors include his son, W. Steven Nobles and his wife Judy of Washington, NC; his daughter, Joni W. Smith and her husband Randy of High Point, NC; three grandsons, Jeffery Smith, Christopher Smith and Taylor Smith; and a sister, Annie Belle Grissom of Chocowinity, NC. He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Nobles family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, September 11, 2007)

John Cotton Nobles

Mr. John Cotton Nobles, age 78, formerly of 10th St., Washington, died Sunday, November 26, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be officiated by Rev. Phillip Jethro. Jay Etchison, C.D. Harding, Donnie Harding, Taylor Bright, Bobby Hodges and Johnny Bell will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Nobles was born March 24, 1928 to the late Lawrence and Lizzell Laughinghouse Nobles. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a painter and carpenter for many years.  Survivors include one sister, Lillar Etchison of Washington; one brother, Ernest Nobles of Washington; his niece, Patty McRoy of Washington; his nephew, Tunnie Nobles and several other nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Nobles family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, November 28, 2006)

Johnny Wilbur Nobles, Jr.

Mr. Johnny W. Nobles, Jr., 46, of 35117 Deerfield Oaks Drive, Zephyrhills, FL, died Saturday, September 8, 2007 at his home.  A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2007 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Pastor Dale Golden and Leroy Woolard officiating. Burial will follow in the Edwards Cemetery, Chocowinity, NC. Billie Jean Godley, Coy Godley, Floyd Alligood, Jr., Stanley Younce, Johnny Carrow and Snody Carrow will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home of his parents, Johnny and Lou Nobles, 373 Cayton Road, Chocowinity.  Mr. Nobles was born April 23, 1961 in Beaufort County. He was the son of Johnny and Lou Woolard Nobles. He was a graduate of Chocowinity High School in the class of 1979. He worked in construction throughout the eastern United States.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Nobles is survived by one sister, Cynthia Kay Nobles of Chocowinity; one niece, Jessica Leeann Nobles of Chocowinity; special friend, Paul Cenkner of Fl and his sons, Jonathan and Donald Cenkner; and special friends, George and Julie Matlip of FL.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Raeford Earl Nobles in 1993.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Nobles family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, September 11, 2007)

Johnny Wilbur Nobles, Sr.

Mr. Johnny Wilbur “Pee Wee” Nobles, Sr., age 74, a resident of 373 Cayton Road, Chocowinity, NC died Friday July 25, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday July 29, 2014 at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Chocowinity officiated by Rev. Henry Horne and the Rev. James Dixon. Burial will follow in the Edwards Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andrew Godley, Tim Nobles, Sam Nobles, Coy Godley, Jay Kinion, Kevin Carrow and Jeffrey Carrow.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday July 28, 2014 at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the home.  Mr. Nobles was born in Beaufort County on November 23, 1939 son of the late Johnny Webster Nobles and the late Bessie Pearl Edwards. He attended Chocowinity schools. On September 30, 1960 he married the former Merle Lou Woolard who survives. He was a foreman at PCS Phosphate of Aurora and retired on December 1, 1999. Mr. Nobles was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a former member of the Southside High School Athletic Booster Club.  Surviving along with his wife Lou of the home are two daughters: Cynthia Kay Nobles of Troutman, NC and Jessica Leeann Godley and her husband Andrew of Vanceboro and a brother: James Hilton Nobles of Chesapeake, VA. Mr. Nobles was predeceased, along with his parents, by two sons: Johnny W. Nobles, Jr. and Raeford Earl Nobles; two brothers: Bobby Wayne Nobles and George Norman Nobles and a sister: Sybil Nobles Britton.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Nobles family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Linda Fay Buck Nobles

Mrs. Linda Fay Buck Nobles, age 73, a resident of 1125 East Barr Road, Chocowinity, died Thursday, April 18, 2013 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by D. J. Maxey and Rev. David Linton. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens of Washington. Michael Gordon, Russell Nobles, Douglas Whitford, Joshua Whitford, Pat Phair and Ronnie Nobles will serve as pallbearers. Joe Nobles and Ronald Nobles will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Nobles was born in Beaufort County on December 13, 1939 to the late John Buck and Erma Hill Buck. On July 17, 1959, she married Edwin Lee "Buddy" Nobles, who survives. Mrs. Nobles was a homemaker.  In addition to her husband, of the home, Mrs. Nobles is survived by her children: Ricky Nobles and wife, Paula Haddock Nobles and Gerald Nobles and wife Sue Beamon Nobles all of Chocowinity, Wanda Gordon and husband, Chris Gordon of New Bern, NC, Melvin Nobles and wife Kimberly Brock Nobles of Alaska and Kelvin Nobles and wife Paula Congleton Nobles of Vanceboro, NC, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nobles is preceded in death by a brother Johnny Gray Buck.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Nobles family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Doris Baker Nolley

Mrs. Doris Baker Nolley, age 87, a resident of Slatestone Drive, Washington died Thursday evening August 11, 2011 at River Trace Nursing Center.  A graveside memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday August 14, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Dr. Michael Price.  Mrs. Nolley was born in Pitt County on December 12, 1923, daughter of the late Charles Wesley Baker and Mary Lee Moore Parks Baker. She was married to William Edwards Nolley who preceded her in death on November 20, 1987. She was employed with Thomas Howard Co. as the bookkeeper. Mrs. Nolley was a member of the First Christian Church in Washington. She was a Deaconness, Circle Leader, a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class, a member of C.F.W. and was the chairperson for several other committees in the Church. She was a volunteer at Washington High School office and concession stand.  She is survived by her son: William Edwards Nolley, Jr. and wife, Jean George Nolley of Clayton; her grandsons: George Wesley Ball, IV, that she reared and wife, Jennifer Sparboe Ball of Washington and William B. Nolley and wife, Shannon Marie Nolley of Birmingham, AL; her granddaughter: Alexandria George Nolley and her great grandchildren: Maggie Lee Ball and Jezabelle Mai Pavlas. In addition to her husband and parents, her daughter, Mary Jo Ball Pearson preceded her in death on April 11, 2007. Her sister, Fannie Norris and step-father, Joseph F. Parks, Jr. also precedes her in death.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Nolley Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Blanche Jones Norman

WASHINGTON, NC - Blanche Jones Norman, age 85, a former resident of Grantsboro, died Saturday, August 20 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington, NC. A graveside funeral has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 24 in Cuthrell Cemetery in the Small community of Aurora officiated by Pastor Owen Peele.  She was a homemaker and attended New Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Jesse Norman, and two grandsons.  She is survived by three daughters, Mary Sumerll and Lois Beddard, both of Grantsboro, and Dolly Lewis of Carbon Hill, AL; two sons, Alton Norman and Robert Norman, both of Grantsboro; one sister, Ida Mae Rowe of Vanceboro; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Norman family.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - August 22, 2005)

Clara Norman

The Lord called Clara Norman, 86, of the 2400 block of Virginia Beach Blvd., home to be with him Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at her residence.  She was born in Aurora, N.C., to the late Ernest and Eliza Gibbs. She was the widow of Dave Norman. She was a member of St. John's A.M.E. Church, Norfolk, where she was president of the Brock Hunter Fellowship Group and former president of The Whatsoever Circle. She was a member of the Stewardess and Usher boards.  She was a past worthy matron of Queen Esther Chapter No. 2, Order of the Eastern Star, P.H.A., a member of Norfolk Temple No. 1, and a Daughter of the Elks I.B.P.O.E.  She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Alice Hill and son-in-law, George Hill, of Norfolk; two brothers, James R. Moore and sister-in-law, Syme, and Henry R. Moore Jr. and sister-in-law, Flora Moore, all of Norfolk; granddaughter, Leola Stutton; two great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, all of Norfolk; a host of other relatives and friends; and a special adopted daughter, Sherri Pitt.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hale Funeral Home. A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday at St. John's A.M.E. Church, 545 E. Bute St., Norfolk, with the Rev. Larry S. Hinton presiding. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – September 1, 1999; pg. B8)

Jane Boyd Norman

Jane Elizabeth Boyd Norman, 74, a lifelong area resident whose smile and friendliness brought good cheer to Washington for many years, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at her home with family at her side. She departed the same way she lived: with sweetness and dignity.  The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 15th Street Church of God in Washington. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Sam L. Grist III. There will be a reception following the service at Asbury Methodist Church, 88 N. Asbury Church Rd, Washington.  Born Nov. 3, 1937, in Pinetown, N.C., to Lawrence Lafayette Boyd Sr. and Marcia Lillian Sikes Boyd, "Janie" was the fifth of eleven children in a busy household whose surviving members remain close to this day. Janie attended Pinetown Elementary School and Bath High School before marrying Paul McCoy Norman, her lifelong partner, on July 6, 1957. Janie loved the little stand of woods near the intersection of Cherry and Slatestone roads where she and Paul lived much of their adult lives. For years it was a favorite gathering place of extended family, and the vegetables she put up and wonderful food cooked there were prized by her family. But Janie also loved to travel. When she got the itch to be "On the Road Again," she'd go nearly anywhere to see the sites with children, grandchildren and friends. She giggled when she dipped her toes in the Pacific, howled when her toes nearly froze in Canada, and sang along with Willie Nelson as "They All Went to Mexico" on one of her many jaunts. Though illness slowed her in her final days, she leaves behind a suitcase full of fond memories for her many admirers. She is survived by her husband and best friend, Paul; daughter Ellen Norman Flannery and husband Pat of Phoenix, Ariz.; son Paul M. Norman Jr. of Dinwiddie, Va.; granddaughters Katie, Caroline, Rachael, Erin and Hannah; and great-granddaughter Kamaya; brothers James R. Boyd and Kenneth Boyd, and sisters Marjorie Hagy, Gloria Franklin and Mary Lou Harris.   The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 15th Street Church of God in Washington. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, followed by a reception at Asbury Methodist Church, 88 N. Asbury Church Rd, Washington.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Norman family.  (Pamlico Funeral Service)

Jesse Ray Norman

Mr. Jesse Ray Norman, age 58, a resident of Aurora, NC died Friday September 7, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville, NC.  A memorial service will be held 7 PM Monday September 10, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. John Carawan.  Mr. Jesse was born in Beaufort County on August 2, 1954 son of the late Clyde Heber Norman and the late Mary Martha Rowe Norman. He married the former Alice Mae Beddard on March 14, 1980. Mr. Jesse was employed for over 20 years at Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex in Washington as Plastics Technician.  Surviving along with Mr. Jesse’s wife of 32 years, Alice, of the home is a daughter: Robina Norman of Aurora; two sisters: Sally Adams of New Bern and Verda Phelps and her husband Wilbur of Franklinton, NC: one brother: John Norman Sr. of Murray; four nieces, four nephews, eight great nieces and eight great nephews. Mr. Jesse was predeceased by his parents; one brother; two sisters: Alice Spears and Elizabeth Koonce.  The family will receive friends following the service Monday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Norman family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lawrence Thomas Norman

Mr. Lawrence Thomas “Tom” Norman, age 88, a resident of 352 Lake Road, Pantego, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at Three Rivers Health & Rehabilitation Center in Windsor.  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2007 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, conducted by Paul Praschnik. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery, Pungo community, Pantego.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Major Respess, Tracy Bowen, Charles Fletcher, Curtis Fletcher, Buster Manning and Maurice Manning.  Mr. Norman was born on August 11, 1918. He was the son of the late Nehemiah Norman and Lenor Askew Norman. Mr. Norman was a native and lifetime resident of Washington County and a member of Poplar Chapel Church of Christ in Jamesville. He retired from Weyerhaeuser in Plymouth in 1983 with 43 years of service.  Mr. Norman is survived by his wife of 41 years, Clara Foster Norman; three stepsons, James Anthony Respess and his wife, Connie of Plymouth, Michael Major Respess and his wife, Debbie of Belhaven, and Bruce Grady Respess and his wife, Cheryl of Roper; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Norman was preceded in death by a grandson, Michial Major Respess II; three sisters; and three brothers.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven and other times at the home of Major and Debbie Respess, 5700 N.C. 45 North, Belhaven, N.C. 27810.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Norman family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, February 10, 2007)

Mary A. Norman

 Mary A. Norman, age 80, a resident of 250 Lovers Lane, Washington, died Thursday, November 26, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM, Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Rev. Phillip Jethro officiating. Ray Hope, Jr., Jeffery Lilley, Mitchell Lilley, Robert H. Lilley, Robert W. Lilley, and Jeremy Woolard will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until the service hour, Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC and at other times at the home of her son, 36 Country Drive, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Norman was born in Sampson County on January 12, 1929 to Kinnion and Nannie McCullen who preceded her in death. Mary was a homemaker and a member of Alligood Church of God.  She is survived by one son, Ray Hope, Sr. and wife Meghan of Washington; one daughter, Edna Pfuntner and husband Mike of Washington; five grandchildren, Mitchell Lilley, Robert W. Lilley, Ray Hope, Jr., Mindy Hope Woolard and Jeffrey Lilley.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Norman and eleven brothers and sisters.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Mary Pauline Garrett Norman

Ms. Mary Pauline Garrett Norman, age 58, a resident of 233 Jacks Street, Mimosa Trailer Park, Washington, died Monday, August 20, 2007 at her home.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Cuthrell Cemetery, White Hill community, Aurora.  Ms. Norman was born in Beaufort County on September 7, 1948. She was the daughter of the late Luther Vincent Garrett and Evelyn Mae Cox Garrett. Ms. Norman was a homemaker.   Survivors include her husband, John Darrell Norman, Sr. of Maury; two sons, John Darrell Norman, Jr. of the home, Franklin Delano Purdy of Georgia; a daughter, Tina Marie Purdy of Georgia; a sister, Peggy Bledsoe of Eden, N.C.; a brother, Milton Thomas Garrett of Edenton, N.C. and a granddaughter.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Norman family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Monday, August 20, 2007)

Mildred Evans Norman

Mildred Evans Norman, 64, of the 500 block of Giles Drive, died July 19, 1995, in her residence.  Mrs. Norman was born in Beaufort County, N.C.  Survivors include her husband, Vernon Ray Norman; three daughters, Sandra Boyd and Theresa Stone, both of Chesapeake, and Patty Fletcher of Williston, Fla.; a son, V. Ray Norman II of Chesapeake; five sisters, Almedia Gurganus of Robersonville, N.C., Maxine Jefferson of Chesapeake, Pearl Hansen of Houston, Texas, Minnie McClure of Roper, N.C., and Doris Jackson of Pinetown, N.C.; a brother, Sterling Lamb of Chesapeake; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by the Rev. Mark A. Woolard. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – July 21, 1995; pg. B4)

Judie Arlene Rowe Norris

Mrs. Judie Arlene Rowe Norris, age 63, a resident of 3133 Chandler Rd., Vanceboro, NC died Thursday August 7, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.  A funeral service will be held 2:30 PM Sunday August 10, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. Jerry Smith. Burial will follow in Gorham Swamp Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Douglas Clark, Barry Ingalls, Leonard Haddock, Jerry Johnson, Randy Sparks and Frankie Purser.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday August 9, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Mrs. Judie was born in Beaufort County on March 17, 1951 daughter of the late David Thomas Rowe, Sr. and Zelma Gray Gaskins Rowe Clark who survives. She was a 1969 graduate of Chocowinity High School. On September 23, 1968 she married Stanley Caleb Norris. Mrs. Judie enjoyed her job as a school bus driver for the Beaufort County School System. She was a member of Gorham Swamp Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.  Surviving along with Mrs. Judie’s husband Stanley Norris of the home is a son: Stanley “Chris” Norris and his wife Dana of Morehead City; a daughter: Mildred “Stacey” Griffin and her husband Harold, Jr. of Vanceboro; her mother: Zelma R. Clark of Chocowinity; two grandchildren: Kyle Christopher Norris of Troy, MO and John Tyler Griffin of Vanceboro; two brothers: David “Tommy” Rowe, Jr. and his wife Pat of Chocowinity and Jackie Phillip Rowe and his wife Evelyn of Chocowinity; a sister: Sharon Owens and her husband Bobby of Chocowinity; three step-sisters: Grace Mills of Grimesland, Lorraine Fillengame of Vanceboro and Denise Dixon of Washington and a step-brother: Douglas Clark of Washington. Mrs. Judie was predeceased by her father: David Thomas Rowe, Sr. a brother: Darrel Wayne Rowe and her step-father: Johnny Clark.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Norris family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Rachel Morgan Norris

Mrs. Rachel Morgan Norris, 57, of 6415 Clark’s Neck Road, Washington, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at her home.  The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Greenville by the Rev. James Hagwood. Interment will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mrs. Norris, born on March 28, 1949 in Washington, was a daughter of the late Warren Hobart and Wilma Dawson Morgan. On June 30, 1967 she married Jessie Ray Norris Jr. She was a graduate of Washington High School and was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. She had previously worked at Hamilton Beach and Flanders Filters and was currently employed in Information Systems at Beaufort County Hospital.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Pete and Garrett Morgan. She is survived by: her husband, Jessie Ray Norris Jr.; two sons, Jessie Ray Norris III and his wife, Minni, and Chris Norris and his wife, Camille, all of Washington; six sisters, Patricia “Pat” Wilson and her husband, Ray of Grimesland, Faye M. Garska and her husband, Jack, and Louise M. Potter all of Charlotte, NC, Betty M. Hardee and her husband Jimmie, and Linda M. Tripp and her husband, Marshall all of Greenville, and Sue M. Edwards and her husband, Lendy of Shalimar, FL; and a brother, James Perry Morgan of the Clark’s Neck community.  She is also survived by three grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Krista and Jessie Ray “Jay” Norris IV and Abby Norris all of Washington.  The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home and at other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, July 31, 2006)

William Earl Norris

Mr. William Earl “Bill” Norris, age 92, a resident of 1049 Tuten Road, Blount’s Creek, N.C., died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Two Rivers Healthcare Center of New Bern, N.C.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Edwards Cemetery of Chocowinity officiated by Rev. Jerry Smith.  Mr. Bill was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 27, 1919, son of the late Fenner Norris Sr. and the late Fannie Barr Norris. He attended the Penny Acklin School in Chocowinity and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Bill married the former Mildred Alice Williams who preceded him in death on Feb. 11, 1967. He later married the former Lela Gray Pollard who preceded him in death on Feb. 15, 2010. Mr. Bill was a security guard with Texas Gulf from the time that construction started in Aurora until his retirement. He was also a self-employed farmer and had worked as a butcher in the past.  Survivors include two sons: Fenner Earl Norris and his wife Cindy of New Bern and Stanley Norris and his wife Judie of Vanceboro; two stepsons: Carlton “Butch” Thompson and his wife Deborah of Mobile, Ala. and Gary Thompson of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren: Stacey Griffin and her husband Harold of Vanceboro, Chris Norris and his wife Dana of Morehead City, Rusty Norris and his wife Christie of Hartford, Ala., Alison Norris of Raleigh, Tara Teague and her husband Jason of Reston, Va., Ashley Case of Mobile, Ala., Allison Burnett and her husband Trey of Mobile, Ala., and Nikki Hall and her husband Josh of Houston, Texas, and 10 great-grandchildren: Britanni and Lindsay Norris both of Hartford, Ala., Tyler Griffin of Vanceboro, Kyle Norris of Troy, Mo., Jocelyn and Dashiel Teague both of Reston, Va., Lily Case and Sarah Burnett both of Mobile, Ala., Nathaniel Thompson and Jaden Hall both of Houston, Texas. Mr. Bill was preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of Mr. Bill’s son Stanley Norris located at 3133 Chandler Road, Vanceboro, N.C.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Norris family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, June 21, 2011)

George Burton Null

Mr. George Burton “Burt” Null, age 61, of 138 Rest Haven Road, Bath died Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at his home.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, August 23, 2009 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service.  Mr. Null was born on July 18, 1948 in Covington, VA to George E. Null, Jr. who preceded him in death and Irene Jack Null who survives. Burt was employed as an electrician with PCS Phosphate for 35 years. Burt had a love of music and guitar playing since he was a teenager. He had no children of his own but made the children of St. Jude Children’s Hospital his own.  In addition to his mother he is survived by a sister, Dianne George and husband Gary E. George of Conicville, VA; his life long partner Paula S. Null of Greenville; one niece, Briana Hedden and her husband Jason of Aldie, VA and their children, Ava and Audrey; one nephew, James M. Montgomery of Berryville, VA; and two step-nieces, Dana L. and Aimee R. George of Conicville, VA.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Kathryn Russ Nunnally

Mrs. Kathryn Russ Nunnally, age 89, a resident of 501 East Main Street, formerly of 119 N. Reed Drive, Washington, died Monday night, April 3, 2006, at her home.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, officiated by the Rev. A. Donald Wiesner. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Nunnally was born in Washington, N.C., on January 15, 1917, daughter of the late James R. Russ and Mary C. Russ. On March 9, 1944, she married Frank Malone Nunnally, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Nunnally was a homemaker, a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Church Women, local chapter of DAR, Lunch Bunch, Birthday Club and Bojangles Club.  She is survived by her two daughters, Carol Malone Nunnally of Garner, N.C., and Mary Anne Nunnally Foy and husband, Kenneth Wayne, of Washington; her granddaughter, Kathryn Dee Barkley and husband, Christopher Lee, of Morrisville, N.C.; four nephews and one niece. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, James Robert Russ Jr., and her sister, Sallie Estelle Glazebrook.  The family will receive friends at the home located at 501 East Main Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Nunnally family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, April 5, 2006)

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