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Angelia Kernodle Padgett

Angelia Kernodle Padgett, age 40, a resident of Forrest Heights Rd., Washington, NC passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center. There will be a celebration of her life at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 30 at Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church officiated by James Greene. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Angelia was born February 13, 1973 in Ahoskie, NC, daughter of the late Thomas and Audrey Conner Kernodle. She was married to Gregory Clifford Padgett who survives. While her health permitted, Angelia worked for Republic Services.  In addition to her husband she is survived by her in-laws, Tony Padgett of Chocowinity and Mr. and Mrs. John Clark of Washington.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her in-laws, John and Janice Padgett.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Georgia Carol Pajak

PORTSMOUTH - Georgia Carol Pajak, 55, of the 3400 block of Angler St., died Aug. 30, 2001, in Suffolk.  Born in Washington, N.C., she was a former employee of the Navy Exchange Cafeteria, Naval Station Norfolk and a member of West Norfolk Baptist Church.  Mrs. Pajak is survived by her husband of 16 wonderful years, Leon Chester Pajak Jr.; a son, Timothy Vancelette and wife Kelly Jo of Clayton, N.C.; three sisters, Carrie Copeland of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Linda R. Waters of Plymouth, N.C., and Cathy Allen of Louisville, Miss.; two brothers, Coy Haislip of Smithfield and Jimmie D. Reason of Wendel, N.C. She was predeceased by her parents, Carrie-Dell and Sam Reason.  A funeral will be held Monday at noon in West Norfolk Baptist Church by the Rev. Tony Melia with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Family will be at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, Sunday from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – September 1, 2001; pg. B6)

Hazel Agela Palasthy

Hazel Agela Palasthy, 82, of the 4400 block of Columbia St., died March 18, 1995, in a Portsmouth hospital.  Mrs. Palasthy was born in Belhaven, N.C. She was a member of Monumental United Methodist Church and was past president of Portsmouth Womens Club.  Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Arthur M. Palasthy Sr.; two sons, George Edward Palasthy of Virginia Beach and Arthur M. Palasthy Jr. of Capron; and three grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 20, 1995; pg. B4)

Evelyn Chauncey Panayotis

Evelyn Chauncey Panayotis, 82, died Saturday, March 13, 1999. Born in Beaufort County, N.C., she had been a Hampton resident for 50 years. She was a member of New Bethel Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Panayotis is survived by her daughter, Carolyn F. King of Jacksonville, Fla., and her son, Melvin Wayne Panayotis; her grandchildren, Christine C. Kelley and Richard L. King Jr.; and two great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel by the Rev. James C. Allen. Interment will follow in the Phoebus section of the Hampton National Cemetery.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – March 16, 1999; pg. B5)

Alice Harrison Parker

Mrs. Alice Harrison Parker, 90, of Old Mill Road, Chesapeake, Va., and formerly of the Deep Creek community, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the cemetery of Cypress Chapel Christian Church, Suffolk, Va., with the Rev. John Wolfe officiating.  Mrs. Parker was married to Christopher Harvey Parker Sr., who preceded her in death.  Survivors include two sons, Chris H. Parker Jr. of Pinetown and David Lee Parker of Suffolk, Va.; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Katherine P. Baines.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 9:45-11 a.m. in Cypress Chapel Christian Church, 1891 Cypress Chapel Church Road, Suffolk, Va.  Arrangements are by Twiford Funeral Home Northside Chapel, Elizabeth City.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, January 30, 2008)

Alma Deane Cutler Parker

Mrs. Alma “Deane” Cutler Parker of 119 E. 14th Street, Washington, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at the age of 82.  A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2008, at the First Christian Church, Washington, conducted by the Rev. Joanne VerBurg and the Rev. Dr. Michael Price. The family will greet friends after the service at the church.  Mrs. Parker was born in Beaufort County on March 22, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Redding Cutler and Annie Juliette Congleton Cutler. Mrs. Parker was a graduate of Bath High School and the Nursing Program at Old Tayloe Hospital. After serving as a private-duty Registered Nurse, Mrs. Parker joined the Nursing School faculty at Beaufort County Community College where she taught Associate Degree Nursing for 28 years.  Mrs. Parker served on the Board of Directors at Tideland Mental Health and served as a volunteer at the North Carolina Estuarium. Professional memberships include the North Carolina Nurses Association, the Beaufort County Hospital Board and the Tayloe Hospital Nurses Group. As a member of the First Christian Church, Mrs. Parker has served as Circle Leader, Worship Chair, and Elder. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship where she served several positions at both the local and the state levels.  In 1947, Mrs. Parker married George Lee Parker, who preceded her in death on April 4, 1990. She is survived by a son, G. Lee Parker and his wife Jane H. Parker of Lynchburg, Va.; a daughter, Annice (Ann) Washington of Cary; a foster son, George Gillikin and his wife, Jeannette of Fountain; five grandchildren, Sarah Parker Womack and her husband, Chris; Molly Parker, Bekah Parker, Kevin Washington and John Washington; and a sister, Doris Cutler of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Parker family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – May 14, 2008)

Charles Matthew Parker, Sr.

Mr. Charles Matthew Parker, Sr., 83, of 1697 Seed Tick Neck Road, Pinetown, died Monday, April 17, 2006 at Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at Free Union Free Will Baptist with Rev. Woodrow Freeze officiating. Burial will follow in Yeatesville Cemetery. The deacons of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at Mr. Parker’s home.  Mr. Parker was born August 5, 1922 in Beaufort County. He was the son of the late Charles Cleveland Parker and Lydia Augustus Fortiscue Parker. On December 25, 1955, he married the former Lew Ellen Keech, who preceded him in death on May 20, 2003. Mr. Parker was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in WWII. He was retired from Texas Gulf (PCS) Corporation in Aurora. He was a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church and the Men’s Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Belhaven American Legion Post # 249, serving as Commander and Chaplain; a member of V.F.W. Post 10347, serving as Quarter Master; he was a member of the Free Union Fellowship Club and Cragmont Club and attended Louisburg College and North Carolina State University.  Survivors include Mr. Parker’s sons, Charles M. Parker, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Washington and Gordon Tracy Parker and his wife, Becky of Pinetown; three grandchildren, Melissa Parker, Chris Parker and Jessica Parker; two step-grandchildren, Mary Daniels and her husband, Jim, and Cody Cunningham and one great-grandson, Hunter Daniels.  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Parker Cuthrell in 1975.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, April 18, 2006)

Charlie Lee Parker

WASHINGTON - Mr. Charlie Lee Parker, resident of 355 Metro Arms Apt., Washington, N.C., died Thursday, March 23, 2006 at Beaufort County Hospital. The family will receive friends at the home of his nephew, Earl Parker, 603 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and at the residence.  Arrangements by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, March 27, 2006)

Mr. Charlie Lee Parker, 74, of 355 Metro Arms Apartments, Washington, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Word of Life Worship Center, 318 N. Pierce St., Washington, with Elder Kenneth Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Parker was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Pitt County. He was the son of the late Charlie Mooring and Georgeanna Parker. He was married to Geraldine Bowen Parker, who survives. He was employed with Lilley & Sons House Movers until his retirement. He was a member of Holy Ghost Deliverance Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Josephine P. Mourning of Springdale, Md., and Bonnie Morning of Greenville; one son, Charlie L. Parker of Washington; four stepchildren, Mary Parker of Greenville, Amy P. Versher and Winnie Parker, both of Washington, and Timmie Parker of Snow Hill; two brothers, Jack Mooring of Virginia and David E. Ebron of Washington; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his children, Malba Parker, Katie L. Parker and Jerry Parker; and his siblings, Ernest Parker Sr., Hattie M. Matthewson, Charlie Mooring and Jimmy Mooring.  The family will receive friends at the home and at the home of his nephew, Earl Parker, 603 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, March 29, 2006)

Hal Tayloe Parker

Mr. Hal Tayloe Parker, age 50 a resident of 902 McCotter’s Marina Road, Washington, died Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Tony Krantz. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Scott Moore, Neil Woolard, Jim Linson, Phillip Trueblood, Linwood Ambrose, and Andy Beacham.  Honorary pallbearers will be Allen O’Neal, Joe Wayne Moore, Frankie Godley, Aubrey Moore and Mitch Moore.  Mr. Parker was born in Beaufort County on August 6, 1960. He was the son of Cheshire Josephus “C.J.” Parker and the late Hazel Wells Parker. Mr. Parker graduated in 1978 from Washington High School. He was a former produce manager at Big Star Grocery and commercial fisherman. Currently, he was assistant Dock Master at the Washington Yacht and Country Club.  Mr. Parker loved hunting, fishing and watching his son play baseball. He was a former member of the Mill Dam Hunting Club. Known as “Coach Hal” by many kids, Mr. Parker coached baseball and soccer for many years. He was a great father, husband, son and brother.  On September 7, 1986, Mr. Parker married the former Emily Johnson, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his son, Austin Tayloe Parker of the home; his father, Cheshire Josephus “C.J.” Parker of Washington; four brothers and their families, Buddy Parker and wife, Pam, of Oxford, their daughters, Kelley and Kimberly and her husband, Antoine Bailliard, and Pam’s daughters, Jenna Guerrero and her husband, Mike and their son, Michael and son Chris St. Clair; Alton Parker and his wife, Audree of Bath, George Parker of Washington; Roy Parker and wife, Missy of Washington and their children, Blake and Graham; father in law and mother in law, Virginia and Billy Cooper of Washington; two brother in laws, Robbie Johnson and wife, Dana of Arkansas and their children, Christiana Littell, Casey Johnson, and Delaine Johnson, Michael Moore of Blounts Creek; and two sister in laws, Lisa and Leo Bargelt of Washington and their daughter, Lindsey and their son, Logan and Tammie Johnson of Washington and her daughter, Olivia Arriaga.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of his father, C.J. Parker, 926 McCotter’s Marina Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Parker family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Hazel Wells Parker

Mrs. Hazel Wells Parker, age 79, a resident of 926 McCotters Marina Drive, Washington, died Friday, February 9, 2007 at her home.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Monday, February 12, 2007 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Rev. Selby Smith. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mrs. Parker was born in Martin county on October 11, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Allie Wells and Annie Mae Roberson Wells. Mrs. Parker was a homemaker and a member of Love Baptist Missionary Baptist Church.  On July 21, 1951, she married Cheshire “Tobe” Josephus Parker, Jr., who survives.  Surviving with her husband are five sons, Buddy Parker and his wife, Pam of Oxford, N.C., Alton Parker and his wife, Audree of Bath, Hal Tayloe Parker and his wife, Emily, George Parker, Roy Lee Parker and his wife, Missy all of Washington; two sisters, Ina Faye Mobley of Jamesville, Mamie Clyde Raynor of Bridgeton; five grandchildren, Kimberly Bailliard and Antione, Kelley, Blake, Graham and Austin Parker and two step grandchildren, Jenna and Chris St. Clair.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by three brothers, Woodrow, Dick and Raleigh Wells, and two sisters, Myrtle Gardner and Belia Mae Asby.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Mark Leggett, John Al Asby, Johnnie Gardner, Ted Gardner, Tommy Davis and Doug Batchelor. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Wayne Hardison, Ken Harris, Bubba Wells, and Scott Moore.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday February 11, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Parker family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, February 12, 2007)

Henry W. Parker, Jr.

Henry W. Parker, Jr., 64, of the 100 block of York Ave., passed away on the morning of July 31, 1998, after a long illness.  He was born in Washington, N.C., the son of the late Henry W. Parker Sr. and Margaret Dail Parker of Washington, N.C. He graduated from Danville School for the Deaf in Danville, Ky. He was a glazier and a longtime employee of Pittsburgh Plate Glass and Stovall Glass Co.  He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Davis Parker; two sons, Henry W. Parker III of Portsmouth and Michael T. Parker of Richmond; one daughter, Cindy E. Parker of Richmond; and three grandchildren, Corey and Amber Parker of Portsmouth and Cellina of Richmond; four sisters, Margaret Parker Burchett and Dorothy Lucille Lightbody, both of Portsmouth, Ida Dail Tugwell of Falkland, N.C., and Mary Luvina Harris of Greenville, N.C.; and also a host of nieces and nephews.  He was a loving, devoted husband, father and brother who will be greatly missed.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Earl Sutton. Interment will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – August 1, 1998; pg. B4)

Thelma Powers Parker

WASHINGTON - Mrs. Thelma Powers Parker, age 81, a resident of 65 Fort Shores Dr., Chocowinity, died Thursday night, January 25, 2001, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2001, at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore.  Mrs. Parker was born February 14, 1919, daughter of the late G.E. Powers and Beaulah Keith Powers. Her husband, Preston L. Parker Sr., preceded her in death. Mrs. Parker served in the U.S. Army during WWII. She was a beauty operator and a lifetime member of First Baptist Church.  Survivors include two sons, Preston L. Parker Jr. and Edward Ellis Parker, both of Chocowinity; one brother, Gideon Powers, of Durham; four sisters, Vera Wreen, Vernie Cook, Gladys Campbell, and Alta Smith, all of Durham; and two grandchildren. A brother, Ronald Powers, and one sister, Virgie Carrol, preceded her in death.  The family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the home of her son, Preston Parker Jr., located at 111 Fort Shores Dr., Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home is serving the Parker family.  (The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) – January 27, 2001)

Donald Edward Parkes

Donald Edward Parkes, 80, a resident of Chocowinity, NC died Thursday April 22, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held 2:00PM Tuesday April 27, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church of Washington officiated by Rev. Darryl Evans. A private committal will follow for the family at the cemetery. Friends are invited to attend a reception at the Bay Club at Cypress Landing following the service. The family will join friends at the Bay Club following the committal.  Mr. Parkes was born on November 28, 1929 to the late Christopher J. and Leila E. Stephey Parkes. He graduated from Moorestown High School, Moorestown, New Jersey, obtained a diploma from the University of Vienna, Austria and graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Economics. Mr. Parkes served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and was a mason for over 50 years. On May 27, 1961, he married the former Joan Petersen, who survives. Mr. Parkes worked for various companies in the area of accounting and finance, before his retirement in 1995. He was a member of the Cypress Landing Golf and Yacht Clubs.  In addition to his wife, Joan, Mr. Parkes is survived by two sons: Douglas Parkes of Palo Alto, CA and Donald Parkes and his wife Vanetta of Boulder, CO, and a granddaughter, Katie Parkes.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Parkes was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Davis.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, April 26, 2010)

Lillian Lynda  Leggett Parrish

ROCKY MOUNT - Lillian Lynda Leggett Parrish passed away quietly at home with her family at her side on Sunday morning, July 1, 2007. She was born in Beaufort County, NC, December 22, 1931 to the late Woodson and Lillian Campbell Leggett of the Old Ford Community of Washington, NC.  Mrs. Parrish was a retired Registered Nurse having graduated from the Lenoir Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Kinston, NC in 1953. She worked in several different nursing positions around the State of North Carolina moving with her late husband, NC Highway Patrol 1st Sergeant, Wesley D. Parrish.  She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Parrish Bradshaw and husband, Pete of Rocky Mount, NC and her grandson, Wesley Bradshaw, also of Rocky Mount. She is also survived by her friend Brad Baker of Rocky Mount.  A funeral service will be held, Tuesday evening, July 3rd at 7 p.m., followed by a visitation at the Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC. The Rev. James Alley, Rev. William V. Grisham and the Rev. Dr. Carleton McKita officiating. A graveside service and burial will be held on Wednesday, July 4th at Oakdale Cemetery at 11 a.m. in Washington, NC.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, July 3, 2007)

Benjamin Franklin Parrott

Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Parrott, age 91, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Katy, Texas. He was born in Chocowinity, North Carolina on November 22, 1921, to his mother, Samuel Timothy Godley, and father, Seth Van Buren Parrott. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters (Violet, Ethel and Rose) and one brother (Jasper).  He was also preceded in death by his wife of almost 61 years, Cecilia Gray Buttry, also of Chocowinity. After courting in his plane; flying all over eastern North Carolina on dates, and “buzzing” the Buttry family farm, Frank and Cecilia married on October 29, 1950. Although he sold the plane when he married, he never lost his love of flying and remained a private pilot for many years.  He is survived by his son Franklin Gray Parrott and his wife Yen Parrott of Katy, Texas, and son Kenneth Ray Parrott and his wife Tara Gayle Hunsucker and granddaughter Jennifer Michelle (Jenna) Parrott all of Houston, Texas.  With thirty years’ service to the US Government, (twenty years in the US Navy), Frank travelled all over the world. He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He also volunteered during the Vietnam Conflict, going to Vietnam to inspect and recertify grounded aircraft to get them operational and flying again.  In spite of his worldwide travels, he, like his wife Cecilia, always considered North Carolina home. He will be buried next to Cecilia at Providence United Methodist Cemetery in Chocowinity on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at an 11:00 AM graveside service officiated by Rev. Sam L. Grist, III. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Cecilia Gray Buttry Parrott

Ms. Cecilia Gray Buttry Parrott, age 81, a resident of Katy, TX, and a native of Chocowinity died Sunday, October 16th, 2011.  A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Providence Cemetery in Chocowinity. Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations is serving the Parrott family.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Vivian Ricks Parrott

Mrs. Vivian Ricks Parrott, age 91, a resident of 6725 US Hwy 264 East, Washington, NC died Monday March 24, 2008 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday March 26, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by William Roberson. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Grandsons: Zackary Sparrow, Franklin Paige, Jr., Phillip Bullock, Joseph Bullock, David Windley, Aaron Windley and Grayson Parrott will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Parrott was born in Beaufort County on June 21, 1916 daughter of the late John Samuel Ricks, Sr. and the late Iola Gray Swanner Ricks. She was a graduate of the former Highland High School and married James Floyd Parrott, Sr. on October 14, 1933 who preceded her in death on May 8, 1971. Mrs. Parrott was a homemaker and a member of Tranter’s Creek Church of Christ.  Survivors include three daughters: Betty Lou Bullock of Lanexa, VA, Rita Parrott Paige of Jamesville and Trudy Parrott Sparrow of Belhaven; three sons: James Floyd Parrott, Jr. of Williamston, Ronnie Parrott of Morehead City and Mickey Parrott of Greenville; seventeen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Mrs. Parrott was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Iris Nicole Parrott; an adult daughter: Carolyn P. Windley on January 23, 2000 and an adult son: Phillip Parrott on February 20, 1982. The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Parrott’s son: Ronnie Parrott located at 6725 U.S. Hwy 264 East, Washington, NC.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Parrott family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, March 26, 2008)

 Claudia Nichols Gardner Parvin

Mrs. Claudia Nicholls Gardner Parvin, 59, a resident of 116 Palmer Place, Washington, N.C., died Thursday September 11, 2008 at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She volunteered for a clinical trial researching cures for cancer at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland in January 2008.  A memorial service will be held Saturday September 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Washington officiated by Reverend Danny Allen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  A visitation will be held Friday September 19, 2008 at 6:30-8 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington. The family will receive friends at the home located at 116 Palmer Place, Washington, N.C.  Mrs. Parvin was born in Washington, N.C. on November 26, 1948, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Spencer Gardner and the late Edna Earle Nicholls Gardner. She was a 1967 graduate of Washington High School. She continued her education at Greensboro Women’s College and Beaufort County Community College where she received an Associate of Arts. She worked at Gregory Poole Equipment Company for five years. She then managed the offices of C.O. Tankard Distributing Company for fifteen years. She was also a member of First United Methodist Church Kaye Buckman Circle, Addisco book club and Riverside Readers book club.  Surviving along with her husband, Robert Webster Parvin, are her daughter: Claudia Jennette Parvin Daniel and her husband Jeffrey Richard Daniel of Washington, D.C.; her two sons: Robert William Parvin and his fianc/e Casey Mitchell Pike of Raleigh, N.C. and George Webster Parvin and his wife Jennifer Leigh Balaguer Parvin of Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters: Margaret Gardner Brewbaker of New Bern, N.C., Georgia Anne Atkins of Washington, N.C. and Adele Jennette Gardner of Raleigh, N.C.; a stepbrother: Joe Pridgen; a stepsister: Ann P. VanDyke; and a grandson: William Richard Daniel.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Parvin family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, September 19, 2008)

James Burbank Parvin

Reverend James Burbank Parvin, 82, a resident of 108 Hillcrest Drive, Washington, NC died Wednesday June 6, 2007 at Britthaven of Washington.  A memorial service will be held Saturday June 9, 2007 at 11:00am at First United Methodist Church of Washington officiated by Reverend Ray Wittman, Reverend Marshall Old, Reverend Doctor Ernest R. Porter and Reverend Doctor Charles Michael Smith. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Reverend Parvin was born in Beaufort County on December 1, 1924 son of the late Robert Burbank Parvin and the late Mary Singleton Parvin. He was a 1943 graduate of Washington High School. Reverend Parvin served his country in the US Army during World War II in the European and Pacific Theaters. He continued his education at the former Atlantic Christian College and Duke University Divinity School where he earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in divinity. Reverend Parvin served as a United Methodist Minister for thirty years in the NC conference of United Methodist Church, six years of which he served as Greenville District Superintendent. He retired in 1989 after serving numerous appointments around the conference as Elder. Reverend Parvin was a past 32nd degree mason with the New Bern Masonic Lodge.  Surviving along with his wife Velma “Boots” of the home are two sons: James DeWayne Parvin and his wife Margaret Ann of Mt. Olive, NC and Douglas Edward Parvin and his wife Belinda of Morehead City, NC; a daughter: Linda Parvin Howard and her husband Danny of Washington; a sister: Annie Myrtle Parvin Dudley of Washington and seven grandchildren: Natalie Ruth Parvin Griffith, Lauren Ashley Parvin, Bridget Gail Parvin, Brandon Parvin, Sarah Parvin, Courtney Howard and Danny Howard. Reverend Parvin was preceded in death by five brothers: Blount Parvin, Patrick Parvin, William Parvin, David Parvin and Marshall Parvin and a sister: Dera Parvin Price.  The family will receive friends at the home located at 108 Hillcrest Drive, Washington, NC. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Parvin family.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, June 8, 2007)

Robert Webster Parvin

Mr. Robert Webster Parvin, 62, a resident of 116 Palmer Place, Washington, NC, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at home, surrounded by his family.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Washington officiated by Reverend Danny Allen. Visitation will follow at the church.  Mr. Parvin was born in Washington, NC on June 26, 1946, son of the late William Augustus and Lela Paul Parvin. He was a 1965 graduate of Washington High School. He continued his education at North Carolina State University and College of the Albemarle. He worked for Carolina Telephone & Telegraph, United Telecom, Sprint and Embarq for 38 years. He served two years active duty in the United States Navy and served 38 years in the Naval Reserve, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.  Mr. Parvin married Claudia Nicholls Gardner on February 26, 1972. She preceded him in death on September 11, 2008.  Mr. Parvin is survived by his daughter: Claudia Jennette Parvin Daniel and her husband Jeffrey of Washington, DC; his two sons: Robert William Parvin and his fianc/e Casey Pike of Raleigh, NC and George Webster Parvin and his wife Jennifer of Summerville, SC; his brother: William Augustus Parvin Jr. and his wife Betty of Washington, NC; his two sisters: Lela Parvin Currier and her husband Bo of Roxboro, NC and Mary Parvin Pierce and her husband Bob of Richmond, VA; and his grandson: William Richard Daniel.  The family will receive friends at the home located at 116 Palmer Place, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Parvin family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, March 13, 2009)

Ruth Buck Paschal

Mrs. Ruth Buck Paschal, age 93, formerly of Washington, died peacefully Thursday, January 05, 2012 in Winston-Salem with her daughter by her side.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Washington, conducted by Rev. Greg Barmer. Private committal services will be held at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Paschal was born in Pitt County on August 25, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Heber Vanderbilt Buck and Janice Harper Buck.  Mrs. Paschal was a homemaker. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church for many years.  Mrs. Paschal was married to William L. Dudley, who preceded her in death. Later, she married Herbert Paschal, who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Paschal is survived by her daughter and son in law, Eva Ann King and Kelly King of Winston-Salem; granddaughter, Mary Ann King of Charlotte; grandson, Ken King of Charlotte; one niece and two nephews.  In addition to her parents and her husbands, Mrs. Paschal was preceded in death by one son, William Dudley and six siblings.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Paschal family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Acey Morton Paschall, III

Mr. Acey Morton Paschall, III, a resident of 63 Ann St., Chocowinity died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at his home.  Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. Beth Proctor.  Mr. Paschall was born in Baltimore, Maryland on May 31, 1964 to Acey Morton Paschall, Jr. and Ruth Naomi Moore Paschall who survive. On August 18, 1985 he married Nancy Yvonne Hayes who also survives. He was a 1985 graduate of Chocowinity High School, worked in the heating and air conditioning industry and Fountain Powerboats for a number of years.  Survivors include his wife, Nancy H. Paschall of the home, his daughter, Leighanne Paschall of Washington, his parents, Acey and Ruth Paschall of Chocowinity, one brother, Ray Paschall of Chocowinity and two grandchildren, Haley Sawyer and Jeremiah Ewell. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruthie Paschall.  The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Paschall family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Albertis Paschall
Sept. 1, 1932 – Oct. 9, 2003

OAK HILL - Albertis "Bill" Paschall, 71, of Maytown Road, a resident since 1973, died Thursday at Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach.  Mr. Paschall, a Coast Guard veteran, was born in Belhaven, N.C., and moved to this area from Washington, D.C. He was a former automobile body repair technician. He attended East Carolina College. Mr. Paschall was a member of the former Moose Lodge, Daytona Beach, and the Eagle Lodge of Oak Hill. He enjoyed auto racing.  Survivors include a son, Steve, Pinetown, N.C.; a daughter, Chris Woolard, Oak Hill; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, South Daytona, is in charge.  (Daytona Beach News-Journal (Daytona, FL) – October 11, 2003)

Balbina Hajouk Paszt

Mrs. Balbina Hajouk Paszt, age 94, a resident of 8817 US Hwy. 264 E., Washington, died Monday July 26, 2010.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday July 31, 2010 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church and will be conducted by Father M. Arturo Cabra. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Billy Wayne Apple, Ricky Paszt, Joe Apple, E. J. Paszt, Stephen Paszt, Matt Apple and Daniel Paszt will serve as pallbearers. Brooks Elks, Jeffrey Elks, Randy Paszt, Scott Rogerson and Blake Paszt will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Paszt was born in Poland on March 27, 1916. She married Peter S. Paszt who preceded her in death. She was employed with Samson Shirt Factory for 25 years and was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church.  Survivors include three sons, Richard S. Paszt and wife Lola of Washington, Stan J. Paszt and wife Mary Lou of Chocowinity, Edmund J. Paszt of Pinetown and wife Faye; fifteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kazia Paszt Apple.  There will be a 6:30 pm rosary service Friday July 30, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and the family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm following the rosary service.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Paszt family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Annie Ross Patrick

Annie Ross Patrick, 107, of the 300 block of Lynn Shores Drive, a former schoolteacher, died Dec. 3, 1990.. Mrs. Patrick, a native of Beaufort County, N.C., formerly taught in Beaufort County. She was the widow of Edgar Patrick and was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Washington, N.C. Survivors include a daughter, Katie T. Franklin of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. Kellum Funeral Home is handling local arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 5, 1990; pg. D2)

James Hoover Patrick

Mr. James Hoover Patrick, 78, of 1007 Pamlico St., Washington, died Saturday, June 30, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Loving Union Free Will Baptist Church with Bishop A.H. Hartsfield officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Patrick was born in Beaufort County on July 31, 1928. He was the son of the late Beulah Norvella Northern Patrick and James Patrick. He attended Beaufort County public schools. He worked as a security guard at the former Moss Planing Mill in Washington. On April 22, 1976, he married Mary Louise Hawkins Patrick, who survives. He was a member of Loving Union Free Will Baptist Church and served as a deacon.  Survivors include one daughter, Betty P. Northern of Greenville; two sons, Jimmy Hawkins of Chocowinity and Danny R. Hawkins of Greenville; one brother, Booker T. Patrick of Washington; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two daughters, Gladys Nixon and Ailen Rogers; one sister, Beulah Taylor; and one brother, Victor Patrick.  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, July 5, 2007)

Marie Tyer Patrick

Mrs. Marie Tyer Patrick, age 82, a resident of 1403 Nicholson Street, Washington, NC died Wednesday March 12, 2008 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  A funeral will be held 11:00 AM Friday March 14, 2008 at First United Methodist Church of Washington officiated by Rev. Danny Allen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Ronnie Toler, Jesse Whitley, Brad Toler, Hank Tice, Bill Long, Kent Berry, Justin Godley and R. Brandon Toler will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Patrick was born in the Chicod community of Pitt County on April 1, 1925 daughter of the late Henry Webster Tyer and the late Maud Cox Tyer. She was a graduate of Pitt County Schools. Mrs. Patrick married William Aydlette Patrick on December 14, 1946 who preceded her in death on April 12, 1993. Her son, William Lee "Bud" Patrick, also preceded her in death on May 12, 2006. She worked with Western Union as a telecommunicator in the former railroad depot in Washington. Later Mrs. Patrick worked with the Bank of Washington as a commercial loan processor until her first retirement, at which time she continued to work with Bank of America as a teller. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was very active and served as treasurer of the Louise Fisher Circle.  Survivors include two daughters: Ann P. Toler and her husband Ronald A. of Richmond and B.J. Whitley and her husband Jesse P. of Robersonville; three sisters: Susie T. Dupree of New Bern, Judy T. Long of Apex and Jane T. Thiel of Ayden; a brother: Woodrow Tyer of Washington; four grandchildren: Bradley N. Toler, Jamie W. Tice, Lauren Ashley Patrick and William Andrew Patrick; three step grandchildren: R. Brandon Toler, Stacie Lynn Whitley and Morgan Irene Whitley; four great grandchildren: Jackson Bradley Toler, Camran Grace Toler, Charlotte Ann Toler and Kirkland Champ Tice and two step great grandchildren: Troy Nathaniel Toler and Whitney Lynn Toler. Mrs. Patrick was preceded in death by a brother: Webster Harold “Buddy” Tyer and a sister: Lucille Tyer.  The family will receive friends from 6 PM to 8 PM Thursday March 13, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at Mrs. Patrick’s home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Patrick family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, March 14, 2008)

William Lee Patrick

Mr. William Lee “Bud” Patrick, 49, a resident of 5805 Broad Creek Road, Washington, died Friday, May 12, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Washington’s First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Billy McRoy, Lex Mann, Billy Long, Ronnie Toler, Brad Toler, Hank Tice, Jesse Whitley and Keith Douglas will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Nobles, Philip Lee, Henry Little, Issac Boyd, Todd Williamson and Charles Haddock.  Mr. Patrick was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 3, 1956. He was the son of the late William Aydlette Patrick and Marie Tyer Patrick, who survives. He attended Washington City Schools and graduated from the former Pamlico Community School of Washington Park. He was employed as parts manager with Lee Tractor Co. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Washington, serving on its long-range planning committee.  Survivors include a daughter, Lauren Ashley Patrick of the home; a son, William Andrew Patrick of the home; and two sisters, Ann P. Toler of Richmond, Va., and B.J. Whitley of Robersonville.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Mr. Patrick’s mother, Marie Patrick, 1403 Nicholson St., Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Patrick family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 14, 2006)

Joyce Wanda Day Patterson

Mrs. Joyce Wanda Day Patterson, age 81, a former resident of Washington, went to be with Jesus on January 29, 2011, while a resident of River Trace Nursing Home of Washington, formerly Britthaven Nursing Home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 3:30 PM Monday January 31, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Danny Barrow. Pallbearers will be David Ketron, Allen Meekins, Lloyd Sawyer, Nick Baker, Luke Barrow and Wesley Ball.  Mrs. Patterson was born in Walker County, GA on March 8, 1929 daughter of the late William Greene Day and the late Ethel Harris Day. She married Marvin T. Patterson on December 13, 1950 who survives. She worked with several churches including Second Baptist Church in Festus, MO, People Baptist church in Corus Christi, TX and Lester Roloff Ministries in Corpus Christi, TX. Mrs. Patterson was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church of Washington.  Mrs. Patterson is survived along with her husband Marvin T. Patterson of River Trace Nursing Center; a daughter: Cathy Grimaldo and her husband Pablo of Greenville, NC; a son: Darrel Patterson and his wife Jodi of Washington, NC; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and five siblings: Sarah Littlejohn, Jimmie Clark, Richard Day, Ray Day and Faye Day. Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by two children: Stanly W. Patterson and Steven L. Patterson and three siblings: Helen Durham, William G. Day, Jr. and Mack Allen Day.  The family will receive friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Monday January 31, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at River Trace Nursing Home, Community Home Care and Hospice of Washington and the kind and caring staff at Paul Funeral Home. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Patterson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Marvin Thomas Patterson

Mr. Marvin Thomas Patterson, went to be with Jesus and his beloved wife, of 62 years, Joyce on Tuesday March 8, 2011 while a resident of River Trace Nursing Center of Washington.  A graveside funeral service will be held 3:30 PM Friday March 11, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Danny Barrow.  Mr. Patterson was born in Manchester, GA on February 26, 1926 son of Samuel Thomas “Tom” Patterson and the late Nancy “Irene” Doss Patterson. He married the former Joyce Wanda Day on March 13, 1949 who preceded him in death on January 29, 2011. Mr. Patterson served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church of Washington. Mr. Patterson worked with several churches including Second Baptist Church in Festus, MO, People Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, TX and Lester Roloff Ministries in Corpus Christi, TX.  Mr. Patterson is survived by a daughter: Cathy Grimaldo and her husband Pablo of Greenville, NC; a son: Darrel Patterson and his wife Jodi of Washington; a brother: Ralph Patterson; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by two sons: Stanly W. Patterson and Steven L. Patterson and two sisters: Sara O’Brian and Frances Patterson.  The family will receive friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friday March 11, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at River Trace Nursing Center, Community Home Care and Hospice of Washington and the kind and caring staff of Paul Funeral Home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Patterson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Ann Helms Patterson

Mrs. Mary Ann Helms Patterson, age 71, a resident of 541 South Sixth Street, Aurora, died Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Monday February 8, 2010 at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Wesley Taylor . Burial will follow in the Sandy Grove Primitive Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Etles A. Henries, Jr., E. H. Phelps, Harvey Swain, Kevin Patterson, Kevin Rawls and Jason Foreman will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Patterson was born in Union County, NC on May 17, 1938 daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edward Helms. She had worked as a licensed practical nurse until her retirement. On December 22, 1996, she married Maechel O. Patterson, who survives. Mrs. Patterson was a member of the White Hill Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to her husband Mrs. Patterson is survived by; three sons, Colon Edward Culley of Grovetown, GA, Ronald Steven Culley of Augusta, GA., Roy Adam Culley of North Augusta, S.C.; three daughters, Margie Diane White of Augusta, GA., Patsy Ella Riley of Eden, N.C., Mary Frances Pileggi of Appling, GA.; two step-daughters, Gail Phelps of Aurora and Michele Jones of Aurora; a step-son, Kevin Patterson of Aurora; one sister, Mable Aldridge of Monroe, N.C.; 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by a son, Hoyle Lee Culley; a sister, Mildred Pressley and three brothers, Roy Helms, Clayton Helms and Paul Helms.  The family will receive friends on Monday, February 8, 2010 from 1:30 until the funeral hour at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the home located at 541 South Sixth Street, Aurora, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Patterson family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, February 7, 2010)

Beatrice Wallace Patton

Mrs. Beatrice Wallace Patton, 71, of Raleigh, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007.  A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Montlawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Melinda Mintz and Winifred Lathem officiating.  Mrs. Patton was born in Beaufort County on July 10, 1936. She was the daughter of the late William Henry and Hilda Mae Braddy Wallace. She attended Woman’s College in Greensboro (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro). On Oct. 13, 1957, she married Charles Fredrick Patton, who survives. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Beaufort County, worked in the tax department in Martin County and as finance officer for the City of Roxboro.  Survivors include one son, Fred Patton Jr. of Clayton; two daughters, Terri Garrett of Oxford, and Hope Patton of Garner; and four grandchildren.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, July 19, 2007)

Clinton A. Paul

Clinton A. Paul, 85, of the 3700 block of Robin Hood Road, died April 13, 1995, in Virginia Beach.  Mr. Paul was born in Belhaven, N.C., and was formerly employed with Bond Bakery and Sinclair Gasoline Company. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Norfolk and Ruth Masonic Lodge #89.  Survivors include his wife, Zola B. Paul; two daughters, Fay P. Edwards and Sallie P. Ekstrum, both of Virginia Beach; a sister, Olga Swift of Lake Isabella, Calif.; two grandchildren, Cynthia E. Short of Fort Bliss, Texas, and Robert C. Shultz III of Virginia Beach; and two great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted at noon today in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Dr. John P. Mason and Dr. Robert Y. Sandford. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements. The family will be at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – April 15, 1995; pg. B4)

Elaine Mayo Paul

A devoted mother, distinguished professional and champion of many causes, Dr. Elaine Mayo Paul died at home on January 15, 2010 surrounded by loved ones.  Her energy and commitment were boundless. She had five children — four of them still at home — when, in 1960, she won a four-year, full adult fellowship from the Ford Foundation to pursue a college degree. The award was based on her passionate devotion to community service. Commuting more than one hundred miles a day, she earned her undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in three years; and from there she went on to earn a MA in history from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in history from the University of South Carolina. She later studied at the Institute for Commonwealth Studies in London and specialized in British imperialism. Born in Campbells Creek, a small community five miles east of Aurora, NC on March 7, 1916, Dr. Paul lost her mother, Mamie Moses Mayo, a popular principal and teacher, when she was only six. Her father Lacy Rayfield Mayo, was a successful farmer and community leader. Her brother, Kenneth, who was two years younger, was killed at sea during World War II. A son named for him died unexpectedly in 1987. During the war, she and her husband, Mack A. Paul, Jr. lived in Baltimore where she worked as an aircraft parts inspector. After the war they returned to Campbells Creek where her husband farmed for many years. Her husband died in 1988. After finishing her education, Dr. Paul taught at East Carolina, Newberry College and colleges in Delaware and Georgia. She retired from teaching in 1989 and returned to Greenville, NC where she played an active role as a community volunteer. One of her favorite causes was teaching prison inmates. For many years she was an active member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Greenville.  She is survived by her son, Allen and his wife, Betsy of Raleigh; her son, Jon and his wife Brenda of Denver, CO; and her son, Chris and his wife, Suzanne of Denver, CO; and her only daughter, Mary, who was her caregiver during the last years of her life. Dr. Paul is survived by five grandchildren: Jennifer Anne Paul of Arlington, VA; Mack Allen Paul, IV of Raleigh; Solomon Kenneth Paul, Bryan Christopher Paul, and Lucas Michael Paul, all of Denver, CO. Her survivors include four great-granddaughters: Erin Bonner Daniell, Kiera Tyler Daniell, Emma Rollins Paul and Lee Evelyn Paul.A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Monday January 18, 2010 at Campbells Creek United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. George Jones of Aurora. Burial will follow in the Mayo Family Cemetery.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, January 17, 2010)

Erma  W. Paul

Erma W. Paul, 71, passed away peacefully Jan. 7, 2010. She was born in Bath, N.C., and retired from the Chesapeake Public School system. She was a member of Kempsville Church of Christ. Surviving her are her husband, William Paul; sister, Polly Fyle; daughters, Deborah Byrd, Patricia Marlow her husband Quintin; grandchildren, Christopher Cochran, his wife Christy, Lacey Hewitt, Adam Byrd; and great-granddaughter, Savanna Cochran. A private memorial service will be today, Jan. 10, at the family residence. Memorial donations can be made to Kempsville Church of Christ Building Fund. Arrangements are being cared for by Graham Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] – Sunday, January 10, 2010)

Eula Lewis Cayton Paul

Mrs. Eula Lewis Cayton Paul, age 98, a resident of 10146 Hwy 306 South, Aurora, NC died Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00PM Friday September 10, 2010 at White Hill Cemetery officiated by Rev. Wesley Taylor.  Mrs. Paul was born on April 4, 1912 to the late Lawrence Lewis and Lena Rhem Lewis. Mrs. Paul was preceded in death by two husbands: Joseph B. Cayton and David Paul. She was a homemaker who loved her garden and flowers.  Mrs. Paul is survived by a daughter: Christine Cayton Hollowell of Aurora, NC, a sister: Hazel Zipperer of Valdosta, GA, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Paul is preceded in death by two sons: Joseph Cayton and Leslie Cayton, three brothers and five sisters.  The family will receive friends Thursday September 9, 2010 from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Christine C. Hollowell, 2119 Tunstall Swamp Road, Aurora, NC 27806.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Paul family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Harriette Alfred Midyette Paul

Mrs. Harriette Alfred Midyette Paul, age 92, a resident of 140 Harbor Road, Washington, died Friday July 17, 2009 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday July 20, 2009 at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Aurora, officiated by Rev. Fred Fordham.  Mrs. Paul was born in Beaufort County on June 17, 1917, daughter of the late Frederick Roberts Alfred and Johnnie Alfred. She was a 1933 graduate of Aurora High School and 1935 graduate of St. Mary’s College. On January 9, 1937 she married Jack B. Midyette, who preceded her in death on January 10, 1948. Later, she married J.T. Paul on October 8, 1949 who preceded her in death on September 5, 1988.  She and her husband Jack managed the House Restaurant at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and later was employed by the General Accounting Office. Mrs. Paul was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, longtime member of the Vestry, President of Episcopal Church Women, office assistant and director of weddings for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Cary; member of the Alter Guild, Eastern Star, president of the PTA and volunteered for the migrate camp workers.  Mrs. Paul is survived by her son: Jack B. Midyette and his wife, Lee of Washington; her two grandsons: Jack B. Midyette, III of Wake Forest, Damron T. Midyette and his wife, Lynn of Clayton and their children, Jake, Hannah and Noah. She is preceded in death by her brother: Buddy Alfred and her two sisters: Mary Peay and Dell Canady.  The family will receive friends Sunday July 19, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the home or following the service at the church.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Paul family.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - Sunday, July 19, 2009)  Kindly submitted by Gladys Ives Holton.

J. Bonner Paul, Sr.

Mr. J. Bonner Paul, Sr., 91, President and co-owner of Paul Funeral Home in Washington and Belhaven, died Friday evening, November 23, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by the Rev. Dr. John Ledford, Pastor Philip Jethro and the Rev. Dr. Michael Price. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  I.B. Paul, Josh Paul, Scott Clark, Billy Slade, Derik Davis and Bobby Hodges will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Beaufort County Grange, Bunyan Ruritan Club, the Improved Order of the Redmen and the staff of Paul Funeral Home will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Bonner, as he was fondly known by all, was born in the Pungo Community of Beaufort County on July 30, 1916, son of the late Lewis Bonner Paul and Evelyn Stokesbury Paul.  Mr. Bonner was a graduate of Washington High School and an outstanding athlete. His strength and huge frame made him a natural lineman for the Washington Pam Pack in the mid ’30s. Following high school, he attended the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tenn. and graduated in 1937. He returned home, only to get called for duty in the Navy during World War II, where he served in the Pacific in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. After the war, he returned to full-time funeral service work and over the years has been instrumental in helping many aspiring youth interested in the profession with his great knowledge and nationwide contacts in the field. Mr. Bonner served for five years on the N.C. State Board of Mortuary Science. The last year he served in the capacity of president and he served ten years on the N.C. Burial Association Commission. His virtually unlimited knowledge of Beaufort County geography and its people has been a great source of information for many family members. His counsel has been sought by many who needed information not located in a computer because of his keen mind and recall.  At anytime you walked by Mr. Bonner’s office door, there was someone that had dropped in to chat or seek information. Many plaques and awards, from various businesses, civic organizations and community involvement, adorn the walls of his office. He was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award presented by the Rotary Club. On June 19, 2003, he was awarded the North Carolina Funeral Director Association Honorary Membership given in recognition and appreciation for his support and contributions to the advancement of the association and practice of funeral service. On July 30, 2006, his 90th birthday, he was presented the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, awarded by Governor Michael F. Easley and presented by Representative Arthur Williams. On October 16, 2007, Paul Funeral Home hosted the District 2 Funeral Directors Meeting. At that meeting, he was presented a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the members of District 2 for grateful appreciation for his professional service and dedication to the advance of funeral service. Mr. Bonner was a life-long member of the First Christian Church in Washington where he served in virtually every office, including numerous terms as deacon. He was the longest-term member of the Bunyan Ruritan Club, a member of the Orr Lodge # 104 A.F. & A.M., the Beaufort Country Grange, Tau Tribe 19, I.O.R.M. and was one of the charter members of the Washington Jaycees. Mr. Bonner was a part of the group which brought Washington under the City Manager/City Council form of government. He served several terms as Beaufort County Coroner before the county came under the Medical Examiner System.  Mr. Bonner is survived by his wife, Lillian Vann Gaylord Paul. He is also survived by his son: Joseph (Joe) Paul Jr. and his companion, Gaye Stewart of Washington, his daughter: Ava E. Paul and her partner, Ed Everett of Bath; his grandsons: Scott Clark of Greenville, Josh Paul of Washington and Bryan Harris of Oriental; his sister: Dorothy Carawan of Williamston; and a number of nephews; his step-daughter: Carolyn Coordes and her husband, Don of Wake Forest; his two step grandchildren: Kristy Seaboch and her husband, Mark and Karen Guest; his four step great-grandchildren: Max Guest, Mitchell Seaboch, Haley Seaboch and Ashlyn Seaboch. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Margie Albritton, and five siblings, who he was instrumental in raising because of the early death of their father.   The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Mr. Bonner was successful in managing the family’s two funeral home locations in Belhaven and Washington. Today, both locations stand as a monument to his integrity and expertise as a compassionate funeral director and businessman. His desire to be remembered as “A Friend to All” was exemplified in his daily life both in and out of the office.  Today, we truly lost “A Friend to All” with the passing of Mr. J. Bonner Paul, Sr.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Paul Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, November 25, 2007)

Jackson Potter Paul

Mr. Jackson Potter “Jack” Paul, 62, of Beaufort County, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.  Mr. Paul was born May 27, 1945 in Belhaven. He was the son of Lois Paul and the late Thorne Paul. Mr. Paul was an interior decorator.  Survivors include his mother, Lois Paul of Belhaven.  In addition to his father, Mr. Paul was preceded in death by a brother, Ellis “Butch” Paul.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 at the home of his mother, Lois Paul, in Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Paul family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, December 3, 2007)

Mr. Jackson Potter “Jack” Paul, age 62, a native of Beaufort County, died Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston- Salem, NC.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Rev. David Pierce. Interment will follow at Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mr. Paul was born in Belhaven, NC on May 27, 1945. He was the son of the late Thorne Paul and Lois Potter Paul, who died on June 22, 2008. Mr. Paul was an interior decorator.  In addition to his father, Mr. Paul was preceded in death by a brother, Ellis “Butch” Paul.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Paul family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jerry B. Paul

A funeral service for Jerry B. Paul will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Clair’s Church of Christ in Bath. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, August 21, 2006)

Joseph B. Paul

Mr. Joseph B. Paul, age 83, of 7339 Core Point Road, Core Point community of Blounts Creek, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at his home.  Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 3 p.m. with military honors at the Warren Cemetery, Cox’s Crossroads, Blounts Creek.  Mr. Paul was born in Beaufort County on April 10, 1924 to the late Rufus Alvin Paul and Josephine Rodgers Paul. He was preceded in death by one sister and 3 brothers, and by his most dearly loved wife, Georgia Cutler Paul. He is survived by two sons, two daughters –in-law, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren: Joseph A. Paul and his wife, Julia Paul and their children, Alison Paul and Austin Paul; Michael A. Paul and his wife, Penny Paul and their children, Katie Paul and Michael A. Paul, Jr., and his wife, Ashley Paul, and their children, Liam Paul and Rylan Paul.  The family will receive friends at the visitation from 1pm until 2pm Friday, March 21, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, and at other times at the home at Core Point.  At the age of 17, Mr. Paul joined the United States Navy to see the world beyond the farm fields and the banks of the Pamlico at Core Point. Over the next 4 ½ years he would travel around the world twice, meet his own brothers and neighbors in the most unlikely of places, and marry the love of his life. After the entry of the United States into World War II he served 2 ½ years in the Pacific as Gunners Mate First Class aboard two minesweepers, YMS 53 and YMS 441. From Australia and New Guinea GM1C Paul made his way during the progress of the war to the Philippines and Okinawa, and was among the first of the navy ships to enter Tokyo Bay to conduct mine sweeping operations prior to the formal surrender of the Japanese Imperial forces. Mr. Paul and his generation saved our world. Mr. Paul was retired from PCS Phosphate, formerly Texasgulf, Inc.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Paul family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, March 20, 2008)

Lewis Ray Paul, Jr.

Mr. Lewis "Ray" Paul Jr., 51, a resident of 9656 NC Hwy. 99 South, Bath, died Tuesday March 11, 2008, at the Beaufort County Hospital. A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Clairs Church of Christ officiated by Craig Hagen and John Ormond. Burial will follow in St. Clairs Church of Christ Cemetery. Melvin Blake, John Brooks, Tim Oakes, Horace Miller, Joey Duke, Frank Smith, Duke Jennings and Stephen Cordon Jr. will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders and Deacons of St. Clairs Church of Christ. Mr. Ray was born in Beaufort County on June 18, 1956, son of the late Lewis Ray Paul Sr. and Rosa Lee Foreman Paul who survives. He was a 1975 graduate of the former Bath High School and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Ray married the former Ann Marie Bowman on July 31, 1982, who survives. He was a site supervisor for Brooks Dry Wall Company of Greenville. He was a member of St. Clairs Church of Christ where he was an Elder and a teacher of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. Ray was the Chaplin of the Good Sam Running Bears Camping Club. Surviving along with Ray's wife, Ann Marie of the home and mother, Rosa Paul of Bath is a daughter, Grace Marie Paul of the home; a son: Joseph Blake Paul of the home; a sister: Barbara P. Grant of Bath and a brother, Dal Paul of Palmetto, Ga. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving Ray's family.  (Greenville Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Wednesday, March 12, 2008)

Lillian Vann Gaskins Gaylord Paul

Lillian Vann Gaskins Gaylord Paul, age 91, affectionately known as “Miss Lillian” passed away peacefully at her home in Wake Forest, NC on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. She was a life time resident of Beaufort County until she moved to Wake Forest to be near her daughter.   “Miss Lillian” was the daughter of the late Warren Carldon and Lillian Ecklin Gaskins. She was preceded in death by both her husbands—Benjamin Thomas Gaylord and Joseph Bonner Paul, Sr. and her brother, Warren Gaskins, Jr.   “Miss Lillian” is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Gaylord Coordes and her husband Donald; two grandchildren, Kristy Vann Seaboch and her husband Mark, Karen Vann Rosa and her husband, Brian; five great grandchildren, Max Guest, and Mitchell, Haley, Ashlyn and Spencer Seaboch. She is also survived by two cousins, Jack Sowers and his wife Sally of Arizona and Corwin Ecklin and his wife Sylvia of Chocowinity and two nieces, Cathy Martin and her husband Mark and Melinda Vann and her husband. Other survivors include Jackie Gaskins and Neel Guest and her extended family of the staff at Paul Funeral Home.   “Miss Lillian” touched many lives in her work as an insurance agent and during the 40 years she spent at Paul Funeral Home as Office Manager, cosmetologist, hairdresser and most recently, Vice-President of Pilot-Paul Burial Association. She was a member of Hunter’s Bridge Christian Church for over 50 years where she taught Sunday School and preschool and was very active in the Ladies Aid group. After her marriage to Bonner Paul, “Miss Lillian” moved her membership to First Christian Church in Washington where she was a Circle leader in the CWF for two years and active as long as her health permitted.   Visitation will be at Paul Funeral Home on Saturday, August 4, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. followed by the funeral in the Chapel at 3:00 with Dr. Michael Price officiating, assisted by Derik Davis. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery on the family lot. Pallbearers will be Derik Davis, Billy Slade, David Burbage, Sr., Neel Guest, Corwin Ecklin, and Don Fann.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Paul family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lois Potter Paul

Mrs. Lois Potter Paul, 95, a resident of Britthaven of Washington died Sunday June 22, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Rev. David Pierce. Interment will follow at Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mrs. Paul was born on August 1, 1912 to the late Edward Ross Potter and the late Permelia Jane Smith Potter. She attended grammar school in Winsteadville and graduated from Pantego High School. She was married to the late Thorne Hunter Paul. Mrs. Paul was a homemaker and had worked as a receptionist for a number of years. She volunteered in the community with meals on wheels. Mrs. Paul was a member of the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.  Mrs. Paul is survived by three grandchildren; Stephen Paul and wife Katie of Greenville, NC Amanda Ward and husband Chris of Williamston, NC and Allison Hoggard and husband Ernie of Windsor, NC; four great-grandchildren, Abigail, Peyton, Courtney and Davis and many close family and friends.  Mrs. Paul was preceded in death by two sons; Jackson Potter Paul and Ellis Hunter “Butch” Paul, a great-granddaughter; Lauren Michelle Hoggard, two sisters; Mandy P. Brinn and Ruby P. Robbins and five brothers; Mac Potter, Warren Potter, Napoleon Potter, Harold Potter and Hubert Potter.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Paul family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, July 10, 2008)

Lula Sparrow Paul

Lula Sparrow Paul, 95, of 504 Jessup Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home. Born in Belhaven, NC, she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Georgeann Norfleet Sparrow and was the wife of the late Byron Tillman Paul, Sr. Mrs. Paul was a member of Berea Baptist Church and had worked as the TV Hostess over twenty-four years and as a volunteer for the Albemarle Hospital Auxillary. She was also a member of the Pasquotank Extension Club for many years.  She is survived by two daughters, Gretchen Carter of Camden, NC and LuAnn McIver and husband Kent of Apex, NC; three sons, Larry Paul and wife Sara of Louisville, TN, Byron T. “Pete” Paul, Jr. of Hertford, NC and Staley Paul and wife Linda of Norfolk, VA; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren and her angelic neighbors Georgine and Dennis Armstrong. Mrs. Paul was preceded in death by an infant son, James Ray Paul.  A funeral service will take place Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Pastor David Moehring officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Twiford Funeral Home, following the service in the lobby of the funeral home and at other times at her residence. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Paul family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Margaret Linton Paul

Mrs. Margaret Linton Paul, 86, of 4925 Sidney Road, Belhaven, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.  A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday in the cemetery of Sidney Original Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. David Pooser officiating.  Mrs. Paul was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 5, 1921. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary Davis Linton. She was married to Walton Earl Paul Sr., who preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1996. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Sidney Original Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include two sons, Harold Paul of Suffolk and Walton Earl Paul Jr. of Hertford; two daughters, Margaret Ann Baker of Elizabeth City and Kay Paul Jennette of Scranton; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.  The family will receive friends today from 4-5 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, February 15, 2008)

Mary Clark Paul

Mary Clark Paul, 89, died Aug. 13, 1996, in her residence.  Mrs. Paul, the widow of Mike M. Paul, was a Protestant. She was a native of Chocowinity, N.C.  Survivors include two stepsons, Jack Dale of Dayton, Ohio, Steve Dale of Wake Forest, N.C.; two brothers, Fred Clark Jr. of Norfolk, Clyde Clark of Chesapeake; a grandson; family friends, Linda Hartman and Mabel Hartman; and companion, Flora Yates of Chesapeake.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday by Dr. Ray O. Jones in Loving Funeral Home Chapel, Churchland. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the funeral home for a visitation today from 7 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – August 14, 1996; pg. B4)

Michael Wayne Paul. Jr.

Michael Wayne Paul, Jr., age 36, a resident of 1015 Climbing Rose Turn, Cary, NC died accidentally Thursday February 14, 2008.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Sunday February 17, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. Albert Shuler. Burial will follow in the Walker Family Cemetery off Slatestone Road, Washington, NC. Wiley Walker, Gary Walker, Matt Walker, Kevin Carrow, Wayne Sikes and Jay Bishop will serve as pallbearers.  Michael Wayne was born in Beaufort County on June 24, 1971 son of Donna Walker Taft and Michael Wayne Paul, Sr. He was a 1990 graduate of Northside High School. Michael Wayne was a member of the Masonic Lodge and worked in the construction business with Brindly’s Grading Company in Cary.  Surviving along with Michael Wayne’s parents: Donna Walker Taft of Greenville and Michael Wayne Paul, Sr. of Bath, includes a stepfather: Hoover Taft, III of Greenville; a stepmother: Helen Paul of Bath; a half sister: Misty Cutler of Bath and a stepbrother: Rodney Tuttle of Cabat, Arkansas.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Saturday February 16, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Michael Wayne’s mother and step father located at 108 Williamsburg Drive, Greenville or at the home of his father and step-mother located at 2264 Yeatesville Road, Bath, NC or at the home of his uncle: Gary Walker located at 6917 Slatestone Road, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving Michael Wayne’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary)

Mittie Loraine Bowen Paul

Mrs. Mittie Loraine Bowen Paul, age 85, a former resident of 9274 N.C. Hwy 99 North, Pantego, died Monday, February 19, 2007 at the Three Rivers Health & Rehab Center in Windsor.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, February 23, 2007 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, conducted by Rev. John Henry Lane and Pastor Al Markuson. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery, Pungo community, Pantego.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Robbie Bowen, Alan Britt, Wayne Britt, Jerry Lee Giles, Ronnie Garrett, and James Paul Allen.  Mrs. Paul was born in Beaufort county on October 10, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Timothy Milton Bowen and Minnie Lorraine Sitterson Bowen. Mrs. Paul was a homemaker. She was a member of the Union Grove Church of Christ.  Mrs. Paul was married to Hugh McCoy Paul, who preceded her in death, December 6, 1998.  Mrs. Paul is survived by a sister, Ruby Gurganus of Plymouth; four nieces, Elaine Bowen Britt, Patricia Faye Boyd, Janice Bowen Poole and Teresa Gurganus; seven great nieces, Melody Williams Woolard, Carol Jean Bowen, Sharon Britt Oliver, Renee’ Boyd Ange, Leanne Whitford Bloom, Cristy Whitford Johnson, and Melissa Boyd Smith; one great nephew, Robbie Bowen; and one step great niece, Tonya Poole Purvis.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Paul was preceded in death by a son, Rondal McCoy Paul; two infant sons; two brothers, Wilson and David Bowen; a nephew, Robert Garland Bowen; a great nephew, John Andrew Bowen; and a niece, Brenda Gurganus Whitford.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Thursday, February 22, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Paul family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, February 21, 2007)

Nina Mae Stowe Paul

Nina Mae Stowe Paul, age 77, a resident of 2380 Yeatesville Road, Bath, N.C. died Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2006 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ officiated by Craig Hagen and Norman Miller. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Billy Warren, Jay Bishop, Jay Mason, Toby Tetterton, Jerol Selby, Jr. and Randy Clayton.  Mrs. Paul was born in Lenoir County on January 5, 1929, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Stowe, Sr. and the late Margaret Daniels Stowe. She was a 1946 graduate of Oriental High School. Mrs. Paul married Louis Wilson Paul, Sr. who preceded her in death on February 24, 1982. She was a retired seamstress and had worked with Gaylord’s Upholstery and A & W Upholstery. Mrs. Paul was a lifetime member of the Belhaven VFW Ladies Auxiliary, St. Clair’s Church of Christ and the Senior Sunday School Class.  Survivors include five sons: Louis Wilson Paul, Jr. and his wife, Diana of Pinetown; Mark Andrew Paul and his wife, Lynn of the Pungo Community of Pantego; Carlton Lee Paul and his wife, Marilyn of Washington; Richard Lacy Paul and his wife, Darlene of Pinetown and Jerry Burbage Paul and his wife, Barbara of Bath; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Mrs. Paul was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home of her son, Richard, located at 111 Seed Tick Neck Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the family of Ms. Nina Mae.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, August 10, 2006)

Raleigh Edward Paul, Jr.

Mr. Raleigh Edward Paul, Jr., 48, of 146 Holloman Street, Washington, died Monday, June 09, 2008 at his home.  A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Iris and Tommy Mobley, 2280 West 5th Street, Washington, NC.  Mr. Paul was born November 9, 1959 in Norfolk, VA.  He was the son of the late Raleigh Edward Paul, Sr. and Violet Johnson Paul.  He was a life long resident of Beaufort County, raised in the South Creek community of Aurora.  He was a graduate of Aurora High School. He was a veteran of the US Army and worked in retail grocery sales.  He is survived by his sister, Iris Jean Paul Mobley of Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, June 11, 2008)

Rosa Lee Foreman Paul

Mrs. Rosa Lee Foreman Paul, age 91, a resident of 9716 NC Hwy 99 S. Bath, NC died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be 1:00 PM Sunday, March 23, 2014 at North Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery of Belhaven, NC. The service will be officiated by Elder Gene Lupton and Elder Milton Lupton.  Mrs. Paul was born in Beaufort County on May 2, 1922 daughter of the late Walter Harrell Foreman and the late Lucy Barbara Waters Foreman. She was a 1938 graduate of Bath High School. Mrs. Paul married Gilbert L. Crockett who preceded her in death in 1954 and married Lewis Ray Paul, Sr. who preceded her in death in 1958. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Paul was instrumental in the forming Bath Community Rescue & EMS and was a certified Emergency Medical Technician who was active in the rescue squad as her health permitted. Her fundraising abilities not only helped get the squad started but also helped maintaining it after it was established.  Survivors include a daughter: Barbara C. Grant and husband Bernard of Bath; a son: Dal Paul of Power Springs, GA; a daughter-in-law: Ann Marie Bowman Paul; three grandchildren: Grace Marie Paul, Joseph “Blake” Paul and Bernard “Bernie” Grant, Jr and a great grandchild: Rosa Joy Grant. She was predeceased by a son: Lewis Ray Paul, Jr. and three brothers: Hugh, Jessie F. and James F. Foreman.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Paul Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Verena Lillian Marslender Paul

Mrs. Verena Lillian Marslender Paul, age 101, a former resident of Belhaven, NC died Tuesday December 24, 2013 at River Trace Nursing Center of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday December 27, 2013 at Sidney Free Will Baptist Church of Belhaven officiated by Rev. David Pooser. Burial will follow in Smithton Cemetery. Mrs. Paul's grandsons: Robert Williams, Timothy Williams, Layne Paul, and William Dallas Paul, III and David Paul along with her nephew: Marshall Marslender will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday December 26, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home of Mrs. Paul's daughter Evelyn Williams located at 450 Dallas Paul Rd., Belhaven, NC.  Mrs. Paul was born in Beaufort County on September 20, 1912 daughter of the late Charlie James Marslender and the late Mary Ellen Cayton Marslender. She was a 1932 graduate of Pantego Academy. On February 6, 1935 she married William Dallas Paul, Sr. who preceded her in death on May 6, 1980. Mrs. Paul was a very active member of Sidney Free Will Baptist Church as long as her health permitted.  Survivors include two daughters: Evelyn P. Williams and Cindy P. Slade and her husband Danny all of Belhaven; four sons: William D. Paul, Jr. and his wife Pat of Belhaven, James E. Paul and his wife Connie of Charles City, VA, Maurice Ray Paul and his wife Pam of Wilson and D. Gregg Paul and his wife Glenda of Midlothian, VA; two sisters: Cora E. Bond and her husband Lee and Frances S. Martin and her husband Tom all of Belhaven; thirteen grandchildren: Jimmy Paul, Timothy Williams, Trey Paul, Amy Zalusky, Kelly Slade, Doug Paul, Whitney Garner, Robert Williams, Layne Paul, David Paul, Kristen Slade, Eric Paul and Kara Paul and twelve great grandchildren: Adeyla Paul, Chloe Paul, Olivia Paul, Alaina Williams, Morgan Williams, Bobby Williams, Austin Zalusky, Hannah Zalusky, Avery Paul, Judah Paul, Samuel Dallas Paul and Justice Paul. Mrs. Paul was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Wilbert O. Paul

Wilbert O. Paul, 78, of Oldsmar, died Sunday (Oct. 19, 1997) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Bath, N.C., and came here in 1989 from Brockton, Mass., where he retired after 35 years as a serviceman for Bay State Gas Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, and the VFW in Whitman, Mass. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary E.; two sons, Gregory, Boylston, Mass., and Wilbert Jr., Australia; two daughters, Susan O'Connor, East Falmouth, Mass., and Janet Lamp, Coto de Caza, Calif.; four brothers, Thorn, Paul and Phillip, all of North Carolina, and Howell, Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Betty Cordon and Annie Mae Spain, both of North Carolina, and Audrey Sarno, Arlington, Texas; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – October 21, 1997; pg. 7)

Zola Benson Paul

NORFOLK, Va. — Zola B. Paul, our “Mamaw and Dinky,” 99, went home to be with her Lord on November 23, 2010. She was born on October 6, 1911 to the late Sallie C. and John M. Benson in Pantego, North Carolina. She was also a life member of Trinity Baptist Church.  Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Fay P. Williams and husband Paul of Weeksville, NC; and Sallie P. Ekstrom and husband Gary of Virginia Beach, VA; one sister, Metta E. Dunshee of Pantego, NC; two grandchildren, Cynthia E. Short and husband Bill of Silver Springs, NV; and Robert C. Shultz III and wife Beth of Norfolk, VA; and two great grandchildren, Emily Meeks and Tyler Short both of Silver Springs, NV.  We don't need to use eloquent words to praise her; she was a true angel on earth. If she happened to touch your life, she will always be remembered.  A visitation will be held on Monday, November 29, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk VA  23509.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, November 27, 2010)

Cheryl Denise Payne

Ms. Cheryl Denise Payne, 48, of 1813 Hop-Tyson Road, Greenville died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at University Inpatient Hospice, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church, Washington with the Rev. Ricardo W. Payne officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Ms. Payne was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., on Oct. 16, 1960. She was the daughter of the late Willie James Payne and Emma Spencer Payne. She was a 1978 graduate of Washington High School, Washington and did further studies at Pitt Community College, Greenville and received certification as a certified nursing assistant. Her employment was as a candy striper at the nursing home on Main Street in Washington, Singer Furniture Co. in Chocowinity, National Spinning Mill in Washington and Holding Temporaries and Multicare Nursing Agency serving in the capacities of accountant, office manager and a certified nursing assistant.  Survivors include one daughter, Kendra Marie Daniels of the home; two sons, John Cobbs Jr. of Chocowinity and Jerome Daniels of the home; one sister, Anita Payne Jones of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Ricardo W. Payne of Washington, D.C., and Douglas L. Payne of Atlanta, Ga.; and six grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Liller Spencer Taylor.  The family will receive friends Friday from 6-7 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, November 27, 2008)

Laura Butt Windley Payne

Mrs. Laura Butt Windley Payne, age 96, a resident of Autumnfield Rest Home of Belhaven passed away at Pungo District Hospital, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by the Rev. Fred Fordham. Visitation will be from 12:00 until 1:45 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home Saturday.  Mrs. Payne was born July 6, 1908 in the Yeatesville community, the daughter of the late Samuel Bryan Windley and Lula Tripp Windley. She lived most of her life in Beaufort County. Mrs. Payne graduated from Pantego High School and attended East Carolina Teachers College, where she received her teaching degree. She taught in several different schools including Pantego Elementary and Pungo Christian Academy, where she last taught before retirement after 45 years in education. Mrs. Payne married Durward W. Payne on Jan. 28, 1944, who preceded her in death in 1963. She was the president of the Alumni Association of The Pantego Ye Ole Academy and led the effort for the preservation of the Academy building. Mrs. Payne was also a member of the St. Matthews Episcopal Church.  Mrs. Payne is survived by a daughter: LuAnn Whitaker and husband Guy of Wake Forest and a grandson: Seth W. Whitaker of Atlanta.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Payne family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - January 20, 2005)

Mary Wright Taylor Payne

Ms. Mary Wright Taylor Payne, age 83, a resident of 404 Willows Ct., Washington, died Monday, November 8, 2010.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church and will be conducted by Rev. Darryl Evans and Rev. Lee Kinney. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. J.M. “Bear” Hodges, III, Claude G. Hodges, Dr. Charles H. Manning, Steve Lee, Bill Oden, Al Hodge and David McLawhorn will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Payne was born in Enfield, NC on December 18, 1926 to the late Thomas Sparrow Payne and Mary Wright Taylor Payne. She was baptized in 1929 by Dr. W.D. McInnis at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, NC. She was a 1943 graduate of Washington High School, attended Flora Macdonald College from 1945 to 1947 and then East Carolina Teacher’s College from 1947 until her graduation in 1949. She taught in Kinston, NC in 1949 and then in Chattanooga, TN and was listed in the Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America. Ms. Payne was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school, served as Elder and was recognized as an honorary life member in 1997. Other memberships include Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Chapter, life member of the P.T.A., National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1972 and the Stratford Book Club.  Survivors include two nephews, Thomas Sparrow Payne, III of Washington, Charles Greene Payne and wife Kathryn of Winterville and one niece, Evelyn Payne Snow of Washington. She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Sparrow Payne, Jr.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Payne family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Phillip F. Payne

Phillip F. Payne, age 62, a resident of Pinetown, NC, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2010. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  Mr. Payne was a life long resident of Beaufort County.  He loved fishing, gardening, and being with his family, and particularly, his Grandchildren.   He also enjoyed visiting the residents at local nursing homes and spending time with them.  He was a member of the Free Union Free Will Baptist Church.  Mr. Payne was a millwright at Pungo District Machine Shop and retired from Martin Lumber Company.  He is survived by his companion of 9 years, Linda M. Bright;  a daughter, Melissa G. Payne of Lynnwood, WA; and a son, Phillip C. Payne of Washington; two brothers; Thomas E. Payne of Pamlico Beach and Robert B. Payne of Pinetown; two grandchildren; Austin J. and Mary E. Wescott-Payne, both of Lynnwood, WA.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Irene Payne and his beloved parents, Thomas B. and Maida Keech Payne.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Sallie Swindell Pearce

Sallie Swindell Pearce, 81, of the 5100 block of Portsmouth Blvd., died Jan. 7, 1995, in her residence.  Mrs. Pearce was born in Bath, N.C. She was a member of Cottage Place United Methodist Church and The Nancy Bristow Circle of the church and was the widow of Joseph A. Pearce.  Survivors include a daughter, Sally P. Britton of Chesapeake; two sons, Robert S. Pearce of Portsmouth and James M. Pearce of Chesterville, Mo.; two sisters, Jackabyna Adams and Julia Tucker, both of Townsville, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by the Rev. James D. Thomas. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and other times at 2730 East Meadow Drive, Chesapeake.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – January 8, 1995; pg. B6)

Mary Jo Nolley Pearson

Mrs. Mary Jo Nolley Pearson, 50, of 245 S. Fifth St., Aurora, died Wednesday, April 11, 2007, in Martin County.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date with burial to follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Pearson was born Jan. 19, 1957, the daughter of Doris Baker Nolley of Washington and the late William Edward Nolley. She was a graduate of Washington High School and Beaufort County Community College’s nursing program. She worked as a nurse at Martin General Hospital, Williamston, for many years.  Survivors include one son, Wes Ball of Washington; one brother, Bill Nolley of Clayton; and one grandchild.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, April 12, 2007)

George Lester Pedley

Mr. George Lester Pedley, age 87, a resident of 914 West Third Street, Washington, NC died Saturday May 7, 2011 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday May 11, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Danny Allen.  Mr. Pedley was born on July 27, 1923 in Franklin, PA son of the late Clarence Hollister Pedley and the late Edna Marian Knight Pedley. He was a graduate of high school in North Groverdale, CT and continued his education at Fenn College. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Pedley was a retired electronic technician. He married the former Mary Lou Sawyer Runyan on January 8, 1996 who survives. Mr. Pedley was a member of First United Methodist Church of Washington, the National Association of Federal Retired Employees and the Elks Lodge.  Surviving along with Mr. Pedley’s wife Mary of the home is one brother: Arthur H. Pedley of Canjoharie, NY and one sister: Ruth A. Smith of Charlton, MA.  The family will receive friends following the service at the home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Pedley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Clyde Wesley Peed

Mr. Clyde Wesley Peed, 69, of Greenville died Wednesday, May 24, 2006.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel, Greenville. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mr. Peed was a native of Washington. He was the son of the late Tillman and Helen Peed. For the past 27 years he had made his home in Greenville where he worked in sales at Hastings Ford until his retirement. He was a member of Eastern Pines Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Polly Carraway Peed; one daughter, Wanda P. Kennedy of Greenville; one son, Stephen Peed of Greenville; two sisters, Julia P. Gerard and Edna P. McQuay, both of Washington; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, May 26, 2006)

George Sheldon Peed

AURORA - George Sheldon Peed, 89, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  He is survived by his daughter, Sue Hollowell of Aurora; one brother, Joe Lawrence Peed of North Carolina; one sister, Ernestine P. Friese of Virginia.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 13, at Cuthrell Cemetery, Aurora with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, March 14, 2011)

Guy Adrian Peed, Jr.

Mr. Guy Adrian Peed Jr., age 58, a resident of 131 Langley Road, Chocowinity, NC, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Veterans Hospital in Houston, Texas.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.  Mr. Peed was born in Beaufort County on June 8, 1955. He was the son of Guy A. Peed Sr. and Nancy Elizabeth Peed. Mr. Peed served as a member of the Marine Corps. He worked as a crane operator for JV Industrial Services. He spent his free time working on Classic Mopars and riding his Harley.  Mr. Peed is survived by his wife, Sheila Diane Peed, of the home; daughter, Dawn Massey and husband Josh of Irving, TX; daughter, Beth Yates and husband Shawn of Washington, NC; his stepchildren, Cindy Turner of Huffman, TX, Ricky Erickson of Concord, CA and Christa DeWitt of Fayetteville, NC; his brother, Gary Peed and wife, Donna, of Chocowinity, NC; his grandchildren, Ayden Yates and Reagan Alligood of Washington, NC; his step grandson, Jordan DeWitt; his nieces, Jessica Peed of Chocowinity, NC, Sara Tippett of Scotland Neck, NC and April Weaver of Wake Forest, NC; and his nephew, Alan Taylor of Chocowinity, NC.  Mr. Peed was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Peed, his father, Guy Adrian Peed Sr. and his nephew, Gary Wayne Peed Jr.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Peed family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Hattie Elizabeth Moore Peed

Mrs. Hattie Elizabeth Moore Peed, 106, a resident of River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Washington, and formerly of Chocowinity, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.   A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at St. James CME Church, Chocowinity. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral.  The family is receiving friends at the home of Jimmy and Lucy Harper, 1556 N.C. Highway 33 East, Chocowinity.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Pamlico & Cremation Services)

Russell Lee Peed, Jr.
Feb. 20, 1960 - Dec. 23, 2006

MIDDLESEX - Russell Lee Peed, Jr. 46, died Saturday. A native of Beaufort County he was preceded in death by his father, Russell Lee Peed, Sr.  Funeral service, 2 p.m., Friday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Jordan Family Cemetery.  He is survived by son; Rusty Peed, III and wife Connie of Middlesex, mother; Bernice F. Peed of Aurora, brothers; Floyd Peed and wife Darnell of Aurora, Michael Peed and wife Cheryl of York, S.C., sister; Linda Brinson and husband Doyle of Southport, N.C., and granddaughter; Lauren Peed.  Visitation will be 1-2 p.m., Friday at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, prior to the service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, December 28, 2006)

Arthur Lee Peele

Mr. Arthur Lee Peele, age 64, a resident of 166 Bay Lake Drive, Chocowinity died Tuesday August 5, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Friday August 8, 2008 at Tice Cemetery in the Farm Life Community.  Mr. Peele was born in Beaufort County on January 22, 1944, son of the late Robert Arthur Peele and Doshia Levoria Mizzell Peele. He worked with his dad, as a logger with Peele and Nichols Logging until his retirement. Mr. Peele was a member of Horse Pen Swamp Hunting Club and loved fishing.  He is survived by his brother, William Peele and his wife, Karin of Augusta, GA; his sister, Frances Peele Houchins of Wilson; his nephews, Mike and Gary Houchins both of Wilson and special friends Mr. & Mrs. Warren Whichard.  The family will receive friends 7:00-8:00 PM Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Peele Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, August 6, 2007)

Beulah Priscilla Randall Peele

Mrs. Beulah Priscilla Randall Peele, 97, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh.  A funeral will be conducted today at 1 p.m. in Cornerstone Family Worship Center, Washington, with Elder Donald Peartree officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Peele was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 30, 1912. She was the daughter of the late Shopia Latham and Watt Randall. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. On Jan. 13, 1931, she married Willie Peele Sr., who preceded her in death. She was a farmer. She was a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Bath, where she served on the Mother board.  Survivors include three daughters, Eula Mae Moore of Washington, Hilda Windley of Pinetown and Rosa L. Windley of Raleigh; one foster daughter, Joyce Satchel of Washington; one son, Willie Peele Jr. of Pinetown; one foster son, Cleon Latham of Pantego; 30 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, James Herman Peele; two brothers and two sisters.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Eula Moore, 332 E. 13th St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, February 21, 2009)

Brenda Pierce Peele

Mrs. Brenda Pierce Peele of 605 W. 11th St., Washington, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Freemount FWB Church with the Revs. Drs. Alonza and Catherine St. Clair officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Peele was born Aug. 12, 1952, the daughter of the late Handy and Jessie Price Pierce. She attended the Beaufort County Schools and Beaufort County Community College. She was employed with Beaufort County Department of Social Services.  Survivors include three daughters, Nikki Whiting, Jessica Peele and Sandra Langley Keyes, all of Washington; one son, Kenneth Pierce of Nashville, N.C.; three sisters, Beulah Greene of La Grange, Evelyn Fair of Baltimore, Md., and Barbara Seck of Hampton, Va.; three brothers, Robert Price of Manhattan, N.Y., Clarence Pierce of Washington and Willie Pierce of Long Island, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren and seven 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.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, March 8,  2008)

Ed Peele

Mr. Ed Peele, age 85, of Washington, died Monday January 14, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Derik Davis.  Mr. Peele was born in Martin County on August 11, 1922. He was the son of the late John G. Peele and Charlie Emma Waters Peele. Mr. Peele was a retired automobile mechanic. In his spare time, he loved to fish.  Mr. Peele was married to the former Lucille Harris, who preceded him in death, December 29, 2007.  He was a fine father to three children, Steve Peele of Pitt County, Charles Peele of New Orleans, LA and Dianne Rollins, who has preceded Mr. Peele in death.  In addition to his wife, daughter, and parents, Mr. Peele was preceded in death by four brothers, John Mariner Peele, Robert A. Peele, William B. Peele and Heber J. Peele.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Peele family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - January 16, 2008)

James Carter Peele

Mr. James Carter Peele, age 76, a resident of 20 Sandspur Lane, Aurora, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at Two Rivers Nursing Home of New Bern.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Edward Christian Church and will be conducted by Pastor David Linton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. Steve Carrow, Bennie Davis, Freddie Duncan, Chris Lewis, Donald Hopkins and Daniel Suggs will serve as pallbearers. Willie Peele will serve as honorary pallbearer.  Mr. Peele was born in Beaufort County on September 17, 1932 to the late William David and Ida Cayton Peele. On May 30, 1954 he married Bonnie Mae Smithwick who survives. He was a retired veteran of the United States Navy with 30 years of service and then went on to become a certified diesel mechanic and retired from PCS Phosphate. He was a member of Edward Christian Church where he served faithfully as a deacon for many years.  Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Smithwick Peele of the home; his son, William “Robbie” Peele and wife Lisa Marie of the home; his mother-in-law, Katie Smithwick of Fayetteville; his son-in-law, Levie Hardy of the Crystal Beach community; seven grandchildren, Mandie Sosebee, Rebecca Hardy, Heidie Peele Lewis and husband Christopher, Willie Peele, James Alan Peele, Joshua Peele, Jaime Kris Rowe; four great-grandchildren, Jarrett Sosebee, Tyler Sosebee, Brice Sosebee and Christopher Allen Lewis, Jr. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vickie Hardy on June 7, 2002 and also four brothers, Bill Peele, Linwood Peele, Troy Peele, Adrian Peele and one sister, Dorothy “Dot” Peele Jarvis.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday at Edward Christian Church and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Peele family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, January 16, 2009)

Lucille Harris Hutchins Peele

Mrs. Lucille Harris Hutchins Peele, age 72, a resident of Washington, died Saturday, December 29, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery, conducted by Derik Davis.  Mrs. Peele was born in Beaufort county on May 19, 1935. She was the daughter of the late David Richard Harris and Cassie Frances Woolard Harris. Mrs. Peele was self employed with her husband in L & E Auto as long as their health permitted.  Mrs. Peele was married the Edward “Ed” Peele, who survives.  Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Carol Hutchins May Stables of Suffolk, Va.; one son, Charles Peele of New Orleans, LA; and one grandson, Anthony Clark of Winterville.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Peele was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Sue Hutchins Clark; a grandson, George May; three sisters, Marlene Barber, Annie Laura Nobles, Alma Keech; one brother, Leroy Wynne; and loving step father, Woodie Miller.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Peele family.   (Paul Funeral Home obituary)

Mavis Leggett Rodman Peele

Mavis Leggett Rodman Peele of Riverside, Washington died peacefully in her home Tuesday morning, June 24th.  The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter’s Episcopal church with the Reverend Kevin Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale cemetery. Pallbearers are Bill Ed Kidd, Henry Kidd, Tommy Moore, Ben Murphrey, Johnny  Rodman, Hale Stephenson, Steve Stephenson, Rob Murphrey and Richard Sydnor, Will Oden and Will Snydor.  Mavis was born on June 8th, 1923 in Pitt County and grew up in Farmville. She attended Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, NC, now known as Barton College. In the 1940s she moved to Washington. She especially enjoyed working as a secretary for Mr. Ralph Hodges at Suskin and Berry. On February 22nd, 1952, Mavis married Dr. Clark Rodman at the First Christian Church. A daughter, Ellen, was born in 1961. Soon after her marriage to Clark, Mavis joined St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Episcopal Church Women and the Memorial Committee. But it was her work with St. Peter’s Altar Guild that was her joy. She served as Chair of the Altar Guild under the Reverend Bill Bradbury. Mavis was also a member of the Addisco Book Club for close to 50 years. And was active with the Beaufort County Arts Council and Bath Historic Commission as she loved both the arts and historical preservation.  On March 2nd, 1996 Mavis married Joseph Howell Peele, originally of Belhaven. They have shared many happy times with family and friends for the past 12 years.  Mavis was preceded in death by Dr. Clark Rodman in 1990. Also by her parents Ellen Smith and John Henry Leggett, a sister Evelyn McLawhorn Murphrey, and a brother Jennis Smith Leggett.  She is survived by her husband, Joe Peele, a daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Curtis Hathaway of Charlottesville, Virginia and their daughters Anne Clark and Brooke. Also surviving are Joe’s children Susan and Kevin Crofton of Durham, Suzie and Thomas Peele and children of Bath. Other family surviving include Lynell and Burton Sydnor of Holden Beach; Donna and Bob Murphrey of Bragaw; Ms. Diane Rodman of Greenville; Beth and Bill Oden of Washington; and many other nieces and nephews of whom she was fond.  The family will receive friends at the Riverside home of Mavis and Joe Peele.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Peele family(Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, June 26, 2008)

Peggy Elizabeth Waters Peele

Peggy Elizabeth Waters Peele, 82, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and sister, died Sept. 22, 2006. Born in Beaufort County, North Carolina, to Richard Dewey and Ella Louzette Waters, she moved to Portsmouth in 1943 when she married the late James A. Peele. Peggy worked in Portsmouth at the Seaboard Railway Company in the Auditor of Revenues department until the birth of her first child. She loved being a mother and grandmother and enjoyed introducing her children to the world of reading, reference books and libraries and instilled in them a love of learning. She also enjoyed cooking and canning vegetables from her husband’s garden. Peggy was a longtime member of Grove Park Baptist Church where she worked in the library, taught Sunday school and was a Girls’ Auxiliary leader many years ago. Peggy was predeceased by her husband, James and two sisters, Louglen and Jacqueline. Survivors include her daughter, Betty Lou; son, Jim and his wife Marion; and her grandchildren, Lauren Peele and Jimmy Peele. She is also survived by four brothers, Elisworth, Gerald and his wife Betty, Bobby and his wife Libby and Moody and his wife Maxine; one sister, Ella Jane; her uncle, Jesse and his wife Iola; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Grove Park Baptist Church, 1400 Rodman Ave., by the Rev. Jim Woodland and the Rev. Richard Moody Waters. Burial will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The family would like to acknowledge with gratitude, the special care and concern of Dr. Kevin Wilson, as well as the kindness and assistance of Bon Secours Hospice.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – Saturday, September 23, 2006)

Robert Peele, Jr.

Mr. Robert Peele Jr. of 2662 McCaskey Road, Williamston, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Peele was the son of the late Robert Earl Peele Sr. and Susie Goddard Peele. He was a 1978 graduate of Bear Grass High School. He was married to Retha Peele, who survives. He worked in the waste management industry for several years.  Survivors include one daughter, Leslie Peele; two sons, Robert Peele and Vernon Peele of the home; three brothers, Gerald Ray Peele of Virginia, Phillip Peele of Williamston and Kelvin Keyes of Philadelphia, Pa.; and two sisters, Terry Smith of Everett and Keisha Keyes of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, December 27, 2008)

Robert L. Peele, Sr.

Robert L. Peele, Sr. of the 1600 block of Colon Ave. died May 4, 2004, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born in Washington, N.C., he was a merchant seaman and a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in Vietnam.  He is survived by his wife, Melva Peele of Norfolk; two daughters, DeBree Peele-Pettus of Fort Worth, Texas and Deborah Peele of Dayton, Ohio; a son, Robert L. Peele Jr. of Fort Worth; two stepbrothers; and a host of other relatives and friends.  His remains are to be cremated and memorial services will be private. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 6, 2004; pg. B8)

 Troy McCray Peele

Mr. Troy McCray Peele, 85, of 192 Peele Road, Aurora, died Saturday, Feb., 23, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Funeral services will be a graveside service at Dublin Grove on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Earl Sadler officiating and Mr. John Carawan.  Mr. Peele was born in Royal on May 3, 1922 to the late William David and Ida Green Peele. On Nov. 18, 1942 he married Tessie Raye Bonner, who survives.  He served in the Navy for 22 years before retiring from the military. He retired in 1984 after working for Texas Gulf and FCX. He was very active in his home church, Dublin Grove F.W.B. where he served as senior deacon, among other duties, for many years.  Survivors are two sons: David C. Peele and his wife, Zella, of Aurora and Alan McCray Peele and his wife, Vickie, of Washington; two daughters, Jane Peele Brooks and her husband, John, of Lexington, N.C., Joy Peele Dunn and her husband, Don, of Aurora and one brother, James C. Peele of Aurora. He was cherished by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at home and after the service in the fellowship hall of Dublin Grove F.W.B. Church.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Peele family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, February 25, 2008)

Harry Deonard Pelletier

Mr. Harry Deonard Pelletier, age 93, formerly of 214 Hudnell Street, died Sunday morning February 22, 2009 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday February 25, 2009 at the First Christian Church in Washington officiated by Dr. Michael Price. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Jim Bilbro, Jesse Boyd, Gary Wilson, Billy Jay Woolard, Glen Barnes and Sam Fulmer will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Pelletier was born in Greenville, NC on November 13, 1915, son of the late George Washington and Almeda Forbes Pelletier. On July 13, 1942, he married the former Millicent Jarvis, who preceded him in death on September 7, 2004. He was an employee and later owner of Service Market in Washington for fifty years. Mr. Pelletier was a member of the First Christian Church, where he was a member of the church choir for many years, Sunday School teacher and held several leadership positions in the church. He was also a member of the Washington Lions Club and the Washington Choral Society. Survivors include his two daughters: Mona Pelletier Harrison of Richmond, VA and Pam Pelletier of Washington, NC; two granddaughters: Meredith Kriz of Indianapolis, IN and Laura Harrison of Richmond, VA; two great grandchildren: Rachel and Tyler Kriz; three nieces: Shirley Hodges of Ayden, NC, Linda Cunningham of New Waverly, TX and Marna Congleton of Raleigh, NC and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by his sister, Alice Leigh Tetterton on October 30, 2004.  The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Tuesday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Pelletier Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, February 25, 2009)

Marena Brickell Handy Pemberton

Mrs. Marena Brickell Handy Pemberton, affectionately known to all as Brick, died peacefully on Sunday March 12, 2006 at her home. She was born June 22, 1916, to Robert Rathbone and Margaret Styron Handy and was the youngest of seven children. In addition to her parents and siblings, her husband, William D. Pemberton preceded her in death.  Mrs. Pemberton served her country during World War II as a member of the WAVES and continued employment with the Federal Government until her retirement. Her joy was serving others and she was devoted to the care of her family and friends. She loved her friends and they shared a bond as far back as their childhood.  Mrs. Pemberton was deeply loved by her nieces and nephews who thought of Aunt Brick as quite the modern businesswoman. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and granddaughter of the late Rev. Nathaniel Harding. She enjoyed membership in various organizations including the Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a charter member of the Carrollton Book Club and a member of the Cursillo community.  A memorial Eucharist will be held 11 a.m. on Friday March 17, 2006 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church conducted by the Reverend Donald Wiesner. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Chapel Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 985, Washington, NC 27889 or to the charity of one’s choice.  The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Thursday March 16, 2006 at the home of Mrs. Pemberton’s niece, Pat Gertz, located at 164 East Main Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Pemberton Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – March 15, 2006)

Simon Pender, Jr.

Simon Pender, Jr. of the 2200 block of Centerville Turnpike S., a maintenance worker, died Feb. 2, 1992, in a hospital.  Mr. Pender was born in Aurora, N.C. He had been employed with Hardee's Realty Co. for nine years.  Survivors include a sister, Geneva Moore, and a brother, Abson Pender, both of Aurora.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Metropolitan Funeral Home, Norfolk, by the Rev. Joseph Lassiter. Burial will be in Cedar Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at 1 p.m. at 2233 Centerville Turnpike S., for the procession.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 4, 1992; pg. D2)

Bernice R. Penland

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Bernice R. Penland, 89, will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at Washington Street United Methodist Church, Christ Chapel. Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, is in charge.  Mrs. Penland, wife of the late John B. "Jake" Penland, longtime Sports Editor of The State Newspaper, died Friday, November 24, 2000. Born in Washington, NC, she was the daughter of the late Lemuel Hiram Ross and Sallie Hodges Ross. She was a registered nurse having received her training at Women's Hospital and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. She was a former Chief Nurse of the maternity section at Doctors' Hospital in Miami, FL. She served in a number of capacities at the various hospitals in Columbia before retiring.  Mrs. Penland was a member of Washington Street Methodist Church and former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  Surviving are son, Julian Straughan Downing of Shreveport, LA, son and daughter-in-law, Ross Early and Yvonne P. Downing of Hammond, LA and daughter and son-in-law, Lydia Downing and Chip Clary of Columbia; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  (The State (Columbia, SC) – November 26, 2000; pg. B4)

Freddie Lee Perdue

Mr. Freddie “Fred” Lee Perdue, 76, of 119 South Fields Circle, Chapel Hill, NC, and formerly of River Hills, Chocowinity, NC, died Thursday, April 27, 2006 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.  A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, May 1, 2006 at Orange United Methodist Church, 1220 Martin Luther King Blvd., Chapel Hill with the Reverends Ray Warren and Derik Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Orange United Methodist Church Cemetery. Ron Clark, Ronnie Clark, Joe Wall, Jimmy Wilcox, Greg Purser and Markie Burroughs will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, Monday, May 1, 2006 at the church.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 6, 2006 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with the Reverend Derik Davis officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Mr. Perdue was born August 12, 1929 in Montgomery, AL. He was the son of the late James David Perdue and Fannie Lou Davidson Perdue. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corp. On July 29, 1951, he married the former Pearl Clark, who survives. Mr. Perdue received his Master’s Degree in Science from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. He was a retired CPA and President of Southwestern Insurance Co. Mr. Perdue was an active member of Orange United Methodist Church. He also worked weekly at Habitat for Humanity, donated blood to the Red Cross and spent his leisure time fishing.  Survivors include his wife, Pearl Clark Perdue; his son, David Perdue of Washington, NC; his daughter, Sheila Eldred and her husband, Tim of Chapel Hill, NC; one brother, James Perdue of Vero Beach, FL; one sister, Rebie White of Montgomery, AL and one granddaughter, Sarah Eldred.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Verna Mae Pollard and a brother, Clyde Perdue.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Perdue family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, April 30, 2006)

Reba Elizabeth Lilley Perkins

Reba Elizabeth Lilley Perkins, 83, of Moncks Corner, S.C., and formerly of Richmond, died November 28, 2000 in Charleston, S.C. A retired nurse, she was born in Washington, N.C., on October 19, 1917. She graduated from Washington High School in 1935 and attended nursing school at Garfield Hospital in Washington, D.C., and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Richmond. She was a nurse at St. Elizabeth's Hospital and also worked as a private duty nurse and at Richmond Memorial Hospital. She was a volunteer at Richmond Memorial Hospital and a charter member of the Lakeside Christian Church. She is the daughter of the late Grover Lilley and the late Martha E. Chesson of Washington, N.C.; and the widow of Ernest E. Perkins Sr., of Richmond. Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Black of Moncks Corner, S.C., and formerly of Richmond; a son, E. Edward Perkins of North Charleston, S.C., and formerly of Richmond; four sisters, Hazel Edwards, Laura Jarvis and Teenie Haddock of Washington, N.C., and Jane Schauble of Ozark, Ala.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at Lakeside Christian Church on December 16, 2000, at 11 a.m. with burial at Riverview Cemetery.  (Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – December 12, 2000)

Bobby Joe Perry

Mr. Bobby Joe Perry, age 81, a resident of 182 Rock Road, Washington died Wednesday morning September 18, 2013 at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, NC.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM on Friday September 20, 2013 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Travis Boyd and Steve Hill.  Mr. Perry was born on February 4, 1932, son of the late Daniel Jake Perry and Delsie Sue Johnson Perry. On September 18, 1955, he married the former Linda Faye Qualls who survives. Mr. Perry served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a security officer with Fountain Powerboats. He attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Washington and loved to work with his hands.  In addition to his wife, Linda of the home, he is survived by his daughter: Kathy P. Waters and husband Robert of Washington; his grandchildren: Brandy Waters Wallace and husband Walton Andrew Wallace, Jr. and Justin Waters and his great grandchildren: Trey Robertson and Ashleigh Morgan Wallace. He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister: Helen P. Alston and his brothers: Walter Perry and D.J. Perry, Jr.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Perry family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Clarice White Perry

Mrs. Clarice White Perry, 72, of 311 Duke St., Belhaven, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. James Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Belhaven with Elder Barry James officiating. Burial will follow at Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery in Belhaven.  Mrs. Perry was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Mammie Moore Clark and Curtis Clark. She attended the public schools of Beaufort County. She was a seafood technician with a seafood industry. Mrs. Perry was a member of St. James Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Belhaven. She was married to Eddie Perry, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include one daughter, Clara Slade of the home; one son, Nathaniel White of Charlotte; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Brady White.  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 26, 2007)

Edna Thompson Perry

Mrs. Edna Thompson Perry, 76, a resident of 266 South Sixth Street, Aurora, NC died Wednesday May 6, 2009 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday May 9, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington officiated by Rev. Lee Hendricks of Aseracare Hospice and Pastor David Linton.  Mrs. Perry was born in Wayne County on September 28, 1931 to the late John Daniel “Jack” and Lottie Adell Westbrook Thompson. She graduated from Swansboro High School, attended Moody Bible College for two years and obtained her nursing degree in California. Mrs. Perry served as a licensed practical nurse in California and Virginia for a number of years. On July 14, 1984, she married James Lloyd Perry who preceded her in death on February 27, 2001. Mrs. Perry was a member of the Aurora Church of God.  Mrs. Perry is survived by a daughter: Reba E. Powell and husband William of Aurora, two sons: Ronnie H. Trager and wife Lisa of Windsor, VA, and Gary O’Neal and wife Ellen of Farmville and a step-son: James Perry of Alaska. She is survived by twelve grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Perry was preceded in death by a son: Micah Shannon O’Neal, a brother: John D. Thompson and two sisters: Bobbie Compton and Betty Oakley.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Perry family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, May 7, 2009)

Edwin Hugh Perry

Mr. Edwin Hugh Perry, age 68, a resident of 2884 Harvey Road, Washington, died Saturday, December 27, 2008 at his home.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2008 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Rev. Leroy Cutler. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Steve Lee, David Lee, Larry Lee, Coy Evans, James Morgan and Jason Perry.  Mr. Perry was born in Washington on October 8, 1940. He was the son of the late Cleve Bruce Perry and Malissa Woolard Perry. Mr. Perry owned and operated Perry’s Auto Salvage. He was a member of the Down East Rods and Classics, the Bayview Golf Club and Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ.  On April 18, 1975, Mr. Perry married the former Debra Lee, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his four children, Rhonda Perry and Glenda Ibock, both of Vanceboro, Mark Chandler of Washington, Anita Woolard and her husband, Toby of Washington; three grandchildren, Lee Chandler, Coby Woolard, Autumn Perry; grand dog, “Boss Man”; his brother, Roy Perry and wife, Kay of Deep Run; niece, Jaiden St. Andrews of Deep Run and nephew, Jason Perry of Deep Run.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Monday, December 29, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 2884 Harvey Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Perry family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, December 28, 2008)

Mary Bell Corey Perry

Mrs. Mary Bell Corey Perry, age 94, a resident of 2738 Gallberry Road, Washington died Friday, August 6, 2010 at her home.  Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, August 8, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Rev. Donald Jones.  Mrs. Perry was born in Martin County on January 9, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Abe Corey and Betty Roberson Corey. Mrs. Perry was a homemaker. She was a member of the Maple Grove Christian Church.  On April 8, 1938, Mrs. Perry married John David “J.D.” Perry, who preceded her in death, April 18, 1968.  Mrs. Perry is survived by one son, Jimmie Perry and wife, Karen of Washington; four daughters, Melba Perry of Jamesville, Ann Moore and husband, Ronald of Washington, Geraldine Carawan and husband, Windell of Washington, Juanita Tripp and husband, David Tripp, Sr. of Chocowinity; daughter in law, Gail Perry of Washington; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Mrs. Perry was preceded in death by her parents, Abe and Betty Corey; husband, John David “J.D.” Perry; son, Harrell Perry; son in law, Marvin Perry; three brothers, and three sisters.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 2738 Gallberry Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Perry family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

William Matthews Peters

William (Bill) Matthew Peters, a resident of Chocowinity, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC.  Bill was born in Bristol, Connecticut on April 23, 1941 to the late Daniel Peters and Ann Lucas Peters. He graduated from Bristol High School in 1959, the University of Connecticut, with a BS in Business and received his MBA from Fairly Dickenson University in Madison, NJ. Bill made his career in banking and finance in New Jersey, and retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer with United Trust Bank in 2004. After spending his working years in Morristown, NJ, Bill and Mary Jean moved to Chocowinity, NC.  Bill loved sailing and he and Mary Jean Struble Anderson were married on a sailboat in 1992. He was an avid skier, played tennis and golf and had many adventurous travels during his life.  In addition to his wife, Mary Jean, Bill is survived by a brother, Daniel Peters, two sisters, Louise Benvenuto and Linda Peters, a niece, Karen Benvenuto, and three nephews Bryan, Michael and Mark Benvenuto, a stepson, Greg Anderson and wife Betsy of Fredericksburg, VA, a stepdaughter, Jenna Samuels and husband Eric of Apex, NC, eight grandchildren, Azaria Samuels, who predeceased Bill, Briana Samuels, Eric Samuels, Kage Samuels, Peyton Samuels, Samantha Kolan, Megan Anderson and Robert Anderson, and five great-grandchildren, Madison and Zoe Kolan, Alaina and Gabriella Samuels and Gabriel Harrington.  A celebration of life officiated by The Reverend Kevin Johnson, and interment following the service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Peters family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Reginald Peterson

Mr. Reginald Peterson, 62, of 519 Van Norden St., Washington, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday, April, 6, 2013, at Deeper Life Ministries, Washington, with pastor William Guilford officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are by Bonner Street Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, April 5, 2013)

Richard Charles Pfeiffer

Mr. Richard Charles Pfeiffer, age 88, a resident of 118 North Pierce Street, Washington, NC died Saturday October 19, 2013 at Ridgewood Nursing Center of Washington.  A memorial service will be held 11 AM Thursday October 24, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Washington officiated by Rev. Danny Allen.  The family will receive friends 4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday October 23, 2013 at the home.  Mr. Pfeiffer was born in St. Paul, MN on May 31, 1925 son of the late Charles Whittington Pfeiffer and the late Ruth Pinetta Carr Pfeiffer. He earned his level of Eagle Scout and was very proud of his experience in the Boy Scouts. On June 25, 1955 he married the former Alice Kerr Farr who survives. Mr. Pfeiffer served his country in the US Navy during World War II. Following his military career he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University and his masters in Foreign Trade from American Institute for Foreign Trade. He began his career in farming in Managua, Nicaragua and later moved to Washington. Mr. Pfeiffer was a member of First United Methodist Church where he served in the Adult Choir for thirty-eight years. He was a member of the Beaufort County Choral Society.  Surviving along with Mr. Pfeiffer’s wife Alice of the home are three daughters: Cathy P. Moore of Washington, Diana P. Bush and husband Chuck of Zebulon and Patricia P. Ulm and husband Ed of Mechanicsville, VA; two sons: Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr. and wife Catherine of Washington and Robert Clark Pfeiffer and wife Ginny of Washington; a brother: Donald W. Pfeiffer and wife Ann of Corona, CA; eleven grandchildren: Andrew and Rebecca Bush, Heather Moore Thienpont, Anna, Charles, Emily, Leigh Ann and Ali Pfeiffer, Madison, Chloe and Lucas Ulm and two great grandchildren. Mr. Pfeiffer also enjoyed a special relationship with Muriel Moore.  Mr. Pfeiffer was predeceased by a daughter: Ann Valentine and a sister: Virginia Henry.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Pfeiffer family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Carol M. Phelps

Carol M. Phelps, 59, Dec. 25. Funeral 11 a.m., Wednesday, funeral home chapel. Burial, Dixon Family Cemetery, Chocowinity. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – December 27, 2005; pg. B4)

James Larry Phelps

CHOCOWINITY – Mr. James Larry Phelps, 59, of 2097 Old New Bern Road died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005.  Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, Paul Funeral Home Chapel of Washington, N.C. Burial in Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the residence.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – August 11, 2005)

Raymond Evans Philbeck

Mr. Raymond Evans Philbeck, age 45, a resident of 4113 Mary’s Chapel Church Road, Aurora, N.C. died Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Mary’s Chapel Christian Church, Aurora, N.C. conducted by Dr. Robert Cayton. Burial will follow in the Cayton Family Cemetery, Tunstall Swamp Road, Aurora, N.C.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Danny Carrow, Kenny Asby, Clarence Toler, Sid Cayton, Michael Peed and Mike Newman.  Mr. Philbeck was born in Shelby, N.C. on June 19, 1967. He was the son of the late Benjamin Alonso Philbeck and Carrie Hoyle Philbeck. Mr. Philbeck was a 1990 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a biologist for the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (N.C.A.S.I.). Mr. Philbeck was a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C. and the Walker Road Hunting Club, serving as Secretary-Treasurer. In his spare time, he loved to play the guitar and fish. His children were always his biggest loves and were the center of his universe.  Mr. Philbeck is survived by Joyce Cayton Philbeck; his son, Evan Raymond Philbeck of Aurora, N.C.; his daughter, Tiffany Case Philbeck of Aurora, N.C.; devoted friend for 10 years, Elizabeth Dixon of Aurora, N.C.; his sister, Robin Philbeck Tillotson and her husband, Phillip of Atlanta, Ga.; niece, Paige Betts; nephew, John Tillotson; uncle, Bobby Winn and his wife, Agnes; aunts, Patsy Guffey, Becky Williams, Martha Jones and Hazel Putnam all of Shelby, N.C.; a dear family friend, Jack Ware of Shelby, N.C.; father in law and mother in law, Darrell B. Cayton and Peggy Cayton of Aurora, N.C.; brother in law and wife, the Honorable Darrell B. Cayton, Jr. and Paula Cayton and their son, Douglas of Washington, N.C. and numerous cousins.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, N.C. and other times at the home of Joyce Philbeck, 2160 Tunstall Swamp Road, Aurora, N.C.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, N.C. is honored to serve the Philbeck family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Alice Bogart Searight Phillips

Alice Bogart Searight Phillips, 88, of Auburn, ME, formerly of Durham, NC, died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on April 24, 2002 at the Auburn, ME home of Elisabeth and Joel Salberg, her daughter and son-in-law, with whom she had been living.  Mrs. Phillips was born in Washington, NC on August 10, 1913, the daughter of the late Rev. Henry Brown Searight and Mary Katherine (Kathleen) Bogart. She was educated in Washington, NC schools. She graduated from Peace College in Raleigh, NC, in 1932 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, in 1934.  She was married in the Duke University Chapel on June 4, 1935 to the late James Henry Phillips, emeritus professor of religion at Duke University, the first Chaplain to the University and a University Marshall. Their wedding was one of the first of the many Duke Chapel weddings and is so registered on the first page of the Duke University Chapel Register I. In later years, she was the Hostess to the Duke University Chapel. As hostess she researched and wrote The Windows of the Chapel, Duke University, and published a memoir, Spire and Spirit, both of which have been used as resources by Duke University historians and have been referenced in other published works.  For many years she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC, a member of the Friends of Duke Chapel and the Duke Campus Club. She was also a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of North Carolina, tracing her ancestry from Governor William Bradford of Plymouth, MA and his descendants from Lubec and Friendship, ME.  She is lovingly remembered as a dear and caring mother, grandmother and nana. She was a courageous and deeply spiritual woman who was a beacon to her family and friends, providing constant love, support and grace. She was widely traveled and an avid reader of the classics, biographies and history.  She is survived by a sister, Katherine Turner Searight Hinds of Williamsburg, VA, and a brother, Henry Brown Searight of Ormond Beach, FL; two daughters, Kathleen Alice Phillips Svensson of Sodertalje, Sweden and Elisabeth Leigh Phillips Salberg of Auburn, ME; six grandchildren, Marikje Kathleen Oosting Shreeve of Storrs, CT, Michelle-Marie Alexander of Durham, NH, Lisa Bradford Bessaoud of Georgetown, MA, Andrea Newland Clark of La Porte, TX, Michael Bradford (Brad) Richman of Portland, ME and Katherine (Kat) Perrin Richman of Portland, ME; eleven great grandchildren, Sahara Aktar Alexander, Kias Michael Bessaoud, Trevor Phillips Shreeve, Melika Kathleen Bessaoud, Sasha Farid Alexander, Michael Bradford Shreeve, Derrick Adel Bessaoud, Matthew Clark, Christopher Hendricks Shreeve, Miranda Balow Richman, Aidan Russell Richman and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held in Maplewood Cemetery, Annex B, Duke University Road, Durham, NC at 3:30 on Saturday, May 18. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Alice Phillips' honor to the Friends of Duke Chapel Endowment Fund or the First Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC.  (The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) – April 30, 2002; pg. C2)

Lovett Hines Phillips

Mr. Lovett “Bucka” Hines Phillips, age 52, a resident of Ephesus Church Rd., Blounts Creek, died Thursday, December 1, 2011 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM on Monday December 5, 2011 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  The family will receive friends 3:00-5:00 PM on Sunday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home.  Arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ruby Lee Gurkins Phillips

Mrs. Ruby Lee Gurkins Phillips, 77, of Delco, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007.  A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Delco Community Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Kennedy officiating.  Mrs. Phillips was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 14, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Oliver “Plum” and Mary Foreman Gurkin. She was married to Thomas Phillips, who survives. She was a long time member of Delco PFWB Church.  Survivors include two sons, Douglas Lee Phillips and David Thomas Phillips; one daughter, Kathelen Marie Phillips Ganey; one brother, Dalton Gurkin; one sister, Edna Smith; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Saturday following the graveside service in the reception hall of Delco PFWB Church.  Arrangements are by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, December 14, 2007)

Ruth White Phillips

Ruth White Phillips, died April 7, 1997, in a Norfolk nursing home. She was 89.  The daughter of George B. and Lucie Latham White, she was born in Beaufort County, N.C., on Feb. 19, 1908. She was the widow of Harry Cullum Phillips. After graduating from Alliance High School in Pamlico County, N.C., she studied nursing at the Philadelphia General Hospital from which she graduated as a registered nurse in 1936. She practiced nursing in Greenwich, Conn., and in Norfolk. She was a member of Ghent United Methodist Church.  She is survived by a brother, Benjamin L. White of Corolla, N.C., and a stepson, Harry C. Phillips Jr. of Denton, Texas.  A funeral service will be held at Ghent Methodist Church Thursday, April 10, at 11 a.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – April 9, 1997; pg. B8)

Flossie Bess Phipps

Flossie Bess Phipps, 93, of Portsmouth, a homemaker, died Jan. 3, 1993, in a Norfolk nursing home.  Mrs. Phipps was born in Pantego, N.C. She was the widow of Benjamin H. Phipps and was a member of Portsmouth Christian Church.  Survivors include a daughter, Eleanor P. Wilkens of Portsmouth; three sons, Hardy R. Phipps of Virginia Beach, Nolan O. Phipps of Norfolk and Benjamin F. Phipps of Chesapeake; a brother, George E. Bess of Norfolk; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 10:30a.m. Wednesday in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by Dr. S.E. Hathaway III. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Belhaven, N.C. The family will receive friends in the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and also at the home of Mrs. Eleanor P. Wilkens, 209 Williamson Road, Portsmouth.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – January 5, 1993; pg. D2)

 Carolyn J. Reddick Pigford

Ms. Carolyn J. Reddick Pigford, 54, of 6748 Clark’s Neck Road, Washington, and formerly of Durham, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at the home of her brother, Henry Reddick, 6748 Clark’s Neck Road, Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Randolph Funeral Home Chapel, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, with Pastor Clara Albritton officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Pigford was born Jan. 9, 1954, in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Phalia Pierce Reddick and Samuel H. Reddick. She was a 1972 graduate of Washington High School. Her employment was a deputy clerk with the Durham County Clerk of Superior Court, Durham.  Survivors include one sister, Clayvon Reddick of Washington; four brothers, William Reddick of Greenville, Bobby Reddick of Queens, N.Y., and Henry Reddick and Richard Reddick, both of Washington.  Family visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Randolph Funeral Home Chapel, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home of her brother, Henry Reddick, 6748 Clark’s Neck Road, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, September 4, 2008)

Gladys Ore Roberson Pilgreen

Mrs. Gladys Ore Roberson Pilgreen, 58, of 70 Mineola Drive, Washington, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Cornerstone Family Worship Center, Washington. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Pilgreen was born in Beaufort County, where she attended P.S. Jones High School in Washington. She was married to Virgil Pilgreen, who survives. Survivors include two sons, Mypico Maye of Raleigh and Earl Maye of Charlotte; one daughter, Toya Sadler of Rocky Mount; four brothers, James Ore of Newark, N.J., Charles Knight and Sylvester Ore, both of Washington, and Dwight Dale Ore of Greenville; and five sisters, Clara Warren, Shirley Steward, Sarah Louise Billups and Lenture Gray, all of Washington, and Ethel Telfaire of Simpson.  The family will receive friends Friday from 2-5 p.m. at Rountree Family Mortuary & Cremation Services, Greenville, and 6-8 p.m. at Higher Dimension Church, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, October 12, 2006)

Michael Ray Pilkington

Mr. Michael Ray “Mike” Pilkington, age 52, a resident of 135 Bay Lake Drive, Chocowinity, NC died Friday January 28, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital of Greenville, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Monday January 31, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Pastor Ray Webb. Pallbearers will be Wayne Gaskins, Carl Gaskins, Dan Nixon, Jami Banks, Terry Ringgold and Britt Mitchell.  Mr. Mike was born in Morgan County, Illinois on September 21, 1958 son of the late Donald and Judith Coonrod Pilkington. He was a 1976 graduate of North Green High School in Green County, Illinois. Until his decline in health he was a Supervisor at PCS Phosphate in Aurora and had worked with several construction companies at PCS. Mike married the former Lisa Carol Warner on February 3, 2007. He was a member of Christ Vision Church of Blounts Creek.  Surviving along with Mike’s wife Lisa of the home, are two sons: Jason Pilkington of Delhi, Illinois and Jacob Pilkington of Mineral Wells, Texas; a daughter: Micha Pilkington of Mineral Wells, Texas; two sisters: Tracy Piper and her husband Jim of Roodhouse, Illinois and Dora Effelberger of Waldfischbach, Germany; a brother: Danny Pilkington of Godfrey, Illinois; two grandchildren; two nephews and one niece.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday January 30, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home located at 135 Bay Lake Drive, Chocowinity, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Pilkington family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Dallas Eugene Pinkham

Rev. Dallas Eugene Pinkham, a resident of Pinetown, NC, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, July 31, 2011.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2011, at Sidney Free Will Baptist Church, located at 5580 Sidney Road, Belhaven, and will be officiated by Rev. David Pooser. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Bennie Ambrose, Larry Sullivan, his nephews: Chad and Dustin Pinkham, Shane Boyd, Seth Narron and Troey DeHoog; and great nephew: Austin Van Nobles, will serve as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Men of Sidney FWB Church, as well as friends, Charles Hardison and Raymond Lagcher.  Dallas was born in Pinetown, NC on February 19, 1945, son of the late William Howell Pinkham and Edith Gertrude Boyd Pinkham, who survives. He was a graduate of Bath High School and Mount Olive College. Dallas served his country in the Army Honor Guard in Washington, DC, during the Vietnam War. He worked various jobs including Weyerhaeuser in Plymouth and was an ordained Original Free Will Baptist minister for approximately 25 years. He last served at Trinity Original Free Will Baptist Church in Pungo. On October 17, 1996, he married the former Rebecca Gail Parrish who survives.  In addition to his wife, Gail of the home and his mother, Edith, he is survived by his sons, Benjamin Howell Pinkham of the home, Aaron Bradley Pinkham and fiancée, Jessy Branch of Greenville; his daughter, Christy Lynn Pinkham Smith of Washington, and three grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters and two brothers: Judy Pinkham Narron (Jerry) of Bayview, Wayne Pinkham (Connie) of Pinetown, Larry Pinkham (Dawn) of Pinetown, Peggy Pinkham Noble (Bob) of Washington, numerous nieces and nephews, Aunt Charlotte Pinkham Bell and a very dear Aunt Icelean Wynne (Frank) both of Washington.  The family will receive friends 1:00-1:45 PM prior to the service on Thursday at Sidney Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the home of his mother, located at 2347 N. White Post Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Pinkham Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Frazier Thomas Pinkham

Frazier Thomas Pinkham, a born-again Christian, 69, died June 16, 1995 in a Norfolk hospital.  Mr. Pinkham was born in Washington, N.C. He retired from the quality control department of Ford Motor Company after 31 years and was a Navy veteran of World War II.  Beloved husband and father, he is survived by his wife, Mattie E. Pinkham; three daughters, Judy Shangraw, Joanne E. Jennings and Grace Pinkham, all of Chesapeake; two sisters, Donna Woolard of Washington, N.C., and Mary Weber of Suffolk; two brothers, James Pinkham and Edward E. Pinkham, both of Washington, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Chris Pinkham, Donna Simpson, Karen Shangraw and Jeremy Jennings. He was predeceased by a son, Jerry T. Pinkham.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Rosewood Memorial Park by Pastor John W. Godfrey. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, from 2 to 3 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) July 18, 1995; pg. B6)

James Earl Pinkham

James Earl Pinkham age 54, a resident of 1994 Cherry Road, Washington died Friday, April 13, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday April 17, 2012 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday April 16, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00PM at the 15th Street Church of God in Washington.  Mr. Pinkham was born in Beaufort County, October 3, 1957 the son of James Howard Pinkham and the late Ella Pauline Woolard Pinkham.  He is survived by his daughter, Amy Elizabeth Pinkham of Washington; his father James Howard Pinkham of Washington; a sister Ella Marie Pinkham of Washington and a brother Howard G. Pinkham of Washington.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Pinkham family.   (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Johnny Roger Pinkham

Johnny Roger Pinkham, 59, of 7190 Broad Creek Road in Washington, NC, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 in Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Mr. Pinkham was the son of the late Bronza Woolard and John Clifton Pinkham.  Mr. Pinkham enjoyed playing music, spending time with his family, and he was always helping other people.  Survivors include his wife Beth Pinkham, his two daughters: Jenny Beth Pinkham and her husband Joseph Berlando, II and Sarah Vetrano and her husband Neal Vetrano; his brothers: Junior Pinkham, Steve Pinkham, and Buddy Pinkham; his sisters: Diane Hudson, Dorris Hudson, Brenda O'Carroll, Mary Bridgeman, and Lisa Williamson; and his two grandchildren Courtney Pinkham and Ariel Vetrano.  Mr. Pinkham was preceded in death by his sister Marie Pinkham and his brother Larry Pinkham.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in the Washington Assembly of God at 2029 West 5th Street, with Pastor Eddie Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the church.  (Beaufort County Now - Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014)

Robert Earl Pinkham, Sr.

Mr. Robert Earl Pinkham Sr., age 81, of 103 Panticough Dr., Washington died Tuesday May 8, 2007 at his home.  Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday May 11, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. Ken Cash. Dalton Smith, Charlie O. Alligood, Ike Evans, Alex Kidd, David Hudson and Timmy Pinkham will serve as pallbearers. Steve Pinkham and Johnny Pinkham will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Pinkham was born in Beaufort Co. on November 28, 1925 to the late John Robert and Gladys McCartney Pinkham and on September 15, 1945 was married to Minnie Mae Woolard who survives. Mr. Pinkham served in the United States Army, was a disabled veteran and was a self-employed house painter.  Survivors include his wife, Minnie Mae Woolard Pinkham of the home, one daughter, Dorothy Pinkham Smith and husband Dalton Smith of Washington, two sons, Robert Earl Pinkham Jr. and wife Dianne of Washington, Jimmy R. Pinkham and wife Lynn of Pinetown, one sister, Mrs. Virginia Squires of Washington and one brother, Wallace Massie of Washington. Mr. Pinkham was preceded in death by four brothers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM Thursday, May 10, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home, 103 Panticough Dr., Washington. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Pinkham family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 9, 2007)

Ruby Daniels Pippin

Mrs. Ruby Daniels Pippin, 96, a resident of Washington, NC, died Thursday, March 13, 2014.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00p.m.Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, NC. Burial will follow in the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, NC and other times at the home of her son, Colby Pippin, 138 Granville Drive, Washington, NC.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, NC.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Calvin Coolidge Pittman

Mr. Calvin Coolidge Pittman, 82, of 1315 Bergin Road, Aurora, and formerly of Forte Shores Drive, Chocowinity, died Thursday, May 10, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A private memorial service will be held at Mr. Pittman’s home at a later date.  Mr. Pittman was born in Johnston County on Jan. 23, 1925. He was the son of the late Thomas H. and Alice Woodall Pittman. He served in the Marines during World War II from 1942 to 1945. On Aug. 9, 1968, he married the former Lillie Latham, who preceded him in death Jan. 2, 1998. He retired from the former Carolina Power & Light as a service rep after 35 years of service. He was a former Beaufort County commissioner serving from 1970 to 1976. He served on the Beaufort County School Board from 1984 to 1988. He was a member of Washington Masonic Lodge No. 675, York Rite, Sudan Temple and the Beaufort County Shrine Club. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where he was a past rector.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, May 12, 2007)

Jasper Oden Pittman

CHOCOWINITY - Jasper (Jack) Oden Pittman, age 71, of Chocowinity, died Thursday.  Funeral services will be held Mondy at 11:30 a.m. at the Paul Funeral Home in Washington by the Rev. Denver S. Blevins.  Burial will follow in the New Bern National Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Paul Funeral Home in Washington from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, November 26, 1983)

Anthony Thomas Polk

Anthony Thomas Polk, premature infant son of Kenny and Malissa Polk, died Wednesday, November 22, 2006.  A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2006 at Covenant Community Church on Hwy. 17 N in Washington with Pastor Shad Watters officiating.  Survivors include his parents, Kenny and Malissa Polk of Washington, a brother, Daniel L. Garcia, a sister, Kristina N. Garcia of Washington. Maternal grandparents, Thelma and John Lilley of Williamston, Lewis H. Sullivan of Plymouth and Wallace L. Brown of Plymouth. Paternal grandparent, William A.C. Polk of Washington. A host of loving aunts and uncles, Jason and Stacy Blount of Lisbon, ME, Brian and Caroline Jones of Culpeper, Va., Maura A. Williams of Pittsburgh, Pa., Dion and DeAnn Polk of Greenville, N.C., and Jared and Tina Polk of Washington, N.C.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Cameron G. Jones; a grandmother, Winona D. Polk and a great-grandmother, Ethel W. Sullivan. All reside in heaven.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, November 25, 2006)

Edward Leroy Pollard

Edward Leroy Pollard, 72, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at Williamsburg Community Hospital after a short illness. Born in Washington, N.C., Edward had been an area resident since 1954 and moved to King and Queen County in 1979.  Edward retired from the Naval Weapons Station in 1986 after 32 years of dedicated civil service. He was a watch repairman by trade and a faithful member of New Hope Memorial Baptist Church in King and Queen County and the Moose Lodge, Gloucester.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosabelle G. Pollard, in 1994.  His survivors include his four daughters, Libby Green and her husband, David, of Hampton, Joyce Ballew and her husband, Tim, of Gloucester, Kay Rook and her husband, Doug, of Ashburn, Va., and Amy Metivier and her husband, Mark, of Williamsburg; two sons, Wayne Pollard and his wife, Melinda, and Michael Pollard and his wife, Kathy, both of Yorktown, Va.; and 13 grandchildren, Leslie Payne, Clark and Erin Ballew, Megan Pollard, Patrick Ballew, Jonathan Green, Troy Pollard, Taylor, Devan and Madison Rook, Caroline Rose Metivier, and Jessie and Jason Ockerman.  A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home by the Rev. Byrd L. Puffenbarger and the Rev. Mike Kelly. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Edward's home and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, Va.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – August 26, 2001; pg. B7)

Helen Clark Pollard

Mrs. Helen Clark Pollard, 86, of 1255 Ware’s Chapel Lane, Washington, NC  passed away Sunday, May 27, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery with Mike Huppmann officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 P. M., Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at Hillside Funeral Service.  Mrs. Pollard was born January 16, 1921 in Beaufort County.  She was the daughter of the late Louis and Lilly Moore Clark.  She was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County and was a retired assembly line operator with Hamilton Beach.  She was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  She is survived by two sons, Clark M. Pollard of Washington and James F. Pollard of Virginia; one daughter, Sherry Pollard Rose of Washington; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, May 29, 2007)

James Earl Pollard

Rev. James Earl Pollard, age 60, a resident of 9761 Highway 17 South, Vanceboro, died Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2006 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington conducted by Rev. Woodrow Catlett and Rev. Luther Powell. Burial will follow in Taylor Family Cemetery, Gray Road, Chocowinity.  The following will serve as pallbearers: James Sparks, Richard Pritchard, Jr., Steve Pollard, Glenn Pollard, Steven Pollard, Phillip Pollard, Leland Smith, and Donnie Smith.  Rev. Pollard was born in Beaufort County on January 22, 1946. He was the son of the late William Henry Pollard and Martha Bell Hannah Pollard. Rev. Pollard had worked as a taxi cab driver and service station operator. He had recently received his minister’s license. Rev. Pollard served as associate pastor at Emmanuel Holiness Church in Greenville.  On May 15, 1970, Rev. Pollard married the former Gloria Harrell, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are two sons, Richard Ervin Pollard and his fiance, Katherine Wainwright both of Greenville, Benjamin Earl Pollard and his fiance, Kelli Dawn Rakowski both of Vanceboro; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Woolard of Washington.  In addition to his parents, Rev. Pollard was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Benjamin Pollard and William Larry Pollard and a grandson, Richard Ervin Pollard, Jr.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Pollard family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, December 15, 2006)

Maeola Daniels Pollard

Maeola Daniels Pollard, age 76, a resident of 107 Pine Drive, Chocowinity, died Saturday, September 19, 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.   A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 24, 2009 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Tony Krantz officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Billy Ellison, Dewayne Ellison, Daniel Clark, Cody Clark, Gary Daniels and Douglas Lilley will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Ms. Pollard was born in Beaufort County on February 25, 1933 to Maurice and Alma Alligood Daniels who preceded her in death. She graduated from Bath High School in 1951. Maeola was a member of University Church of Christ in Greenville. She worked for many years as a certified Nursing Assistant I at Cypress Glen in Greenville where she found much joy caring for the residents. Maeola also loved to travel.  She is survived by a daughter, Mary Oliver; a son, Ottis Clark; and a daughter, Debbie Ellison all of Chocowinity; a son, Oscar Clark of York Town, VA; and a son, Eddie Clark of Washington; one sister, Edna Lilley of Jamesville; one brother, James Daniels of Gulf Port, MS; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren plus two imminent arrivals.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Rosabelle G. Pollard

SHACKLEFORDS - Rosabelle G. Pollard, 62, died Saturday, March 12.  A native of Chocowinity, N.C., and former resident of York County, Mrs. Pollard lived in Shacklefords for 16 years. She was a member of New Hope Memorial Baptist Church. Survived by her husband, Edward L. Pollard; four daughters, Libby Green of Hampton, Joyce Ballew of Gloucester, Kay Rook of Alexandria, Amy Pollard of Yorktown; two sons, Wayne Pollard and Mike Pollard, both of Yorktown; and seven grandchildren.  Funeral 1 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point, by the Revs. Byrd L. Puffenbarger and David Kelley. Burial in Parklawn Cemetery, Hampton.  Family will receive friends 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – March 13, 1994; pg. B4)

Wanda Moore Pollard

Mrs. Wanda Moore Pollard, age 51, died Friday July 30, 2010 at Duplin General Hospital in Kenansville, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00PM Thursday August 5, 2010 at the Edwards Cemetery, Chocowinity, NC conducted by Danny Barrow. Pallbearers will be: Mike J. Long, Gil Armando Vilchis, Richard L. Pollard, Jr., Jeffery W. Gibbs, Jr., Linsey G. Koonce and Howard S. Moore.   Mrs. Pollard was born on July 28, 1959 daughter of the late Charlie Garland Moore, Jr. and Betty Jean Bryant Moore, who survives. She attended school in Chocowinity and was a homemaker.  In addition to her mother, Mrs. Pollard is survived by her husband: Richard Lee Pollard, Sr., three sons: Richard Lee Pollard, Jr., Michael James Long and John Franklin Long, a granddaughter: Ciera Marie Long, two brothers: Charlie Garland Moore III and Howard Scott Moore, and a sister: Ruth Elizabeth Toler.  The family will receive friends at the home of her mother located at 70 Pamlico Drive, Chocowinity, NC 27817.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Pollard family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Caroline Marie Cayton Poore

Mrs. Caroline Marie Cayton Poore, age 84, a resident of Washington, NC died Friday, December 27, 2013.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. Chad Penhorwood. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Holmes Lilley, Joshua Powell, Lee Poore, Justin Poore, Patrick Brennan and Edgar Rowe will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Poore was born in Chowan County to the late Alton Cayton and Lizzie Edwards Cayton. Mrs. Poore was a 1948 graduate of Chocowinity High School and a 1951 graduate of Woodard-Hearing Hospital School of Nursing, where she earned her R.N. degree. On November 2, 1951, she married Fred H. Poore, who preceded her death on December 15, 1993. Mrs. Poore worked at Beaufort County Hospital and served as the director of the Beaufort County Nursing Home for many years. Mrs. Poore also provided private duty nursing care. Mrs. Poore was a member of First Christian Church, where she had served as president of the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was a charter member of the Washington Women’s Club, a member of the Washington Garden Club, a member of Pocohontas’ Choctaw Council # 51.  Mrs. Poore is survived by three daughters, Lisa Powell and husband Ricky of Washington, Rosemarie Smith and husband Warren of Washington, Jennifer Suniga- Koora of Winterville, and a son, F. Hunter Poore, Jr. Chocowinity, a brother, Cleon Cayton of Chocowinity, five sisters, Juanita Saad of Greenville, Phebie Mills, Bunny Rowe, Judy Godley and Gloria Taylor all of Chocowinity, six grandchildren, William Holmes Lilley, III, Joshua David Powell and wife Brandy, Caroline Gray Lilley, Laura Elisabeth Powell, Amber Marie Suniga and Sarah Hunter Poore and a great granddaughter, Amya Isabella Smith. Mrs. Poore was joyfully expecting her second great grandchild.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Poore is preceded in death by three brothers, John Cayton, Leo Cayton and Henry Cayton.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Lisa Poore Powell, 126 Wellington Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Poore family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Clinton Pope, Sr.

Mr. Clinton Pope, Sr. of 122 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Davenport Temple Church of God in Christ with Bishop Leroy Jackson Woolard officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Pope was born Oct. 26, 1952, to the late Jesse Lee Pope and Lillie Mae Williams Frazier in Beaufort County. He attended the Washington City Schools. He was a prior employee of Beaufort County Hospital.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gertrude H. Pope of the home; one daughter, Lynnette Dixon of Washington; five sons, Clinton Pope Jr. and Anthony Pope, both of Washington, and Aaron Dunlap, Quincy Dunlap and Ricky Dunlap, all of the home; five sisters, Mrs. Alice Louise Bailey of Virginia Beach, Va., Mrs. Jessie P. Davenport of Chocowinity, Ms. Sharlene Neal and Ms. Dennene Williams, both of Philadelphia, Pa., and Ms. Shirley Bocket of Williamston; three brothers, Karl L. Pope of Washington, Tyrone Williams of Philadelphia, Pa., and Dalton Wiggins of Chocowinity, and eight grandchildren.  Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, September 5, 2008)

Doris Marie Hopkins Pope

Mrs. Doris Marie Hopkins Pope, 52, of 201 Baker Drive, Washington, died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Deeper Life Ministries, Washington, with the Rev. David E. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Pope was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 5, 1954. She was the daughter of James Hopkins and the late Mary Gray Hopkins. She attended the public schools in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was employed at The Meeting Place Restaurant, Washington. She was a member of Emmanuel Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, Washington.  Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Pope, Natasha Pope and Juanita Harvey, all of Washington; one son, Bruce Hopkins of Washington; three sisters, Barbara A. Simmons and Jennette H. Smith, both of Washington, and Mary L. Hopkins of New York; two brothers, James Hopkins Jr. of Kentucky, and Rocky Hopkins of Roper; 13 grandchildren and one godsister, Cheryl Gieger of Bertie.  The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Barbara Simmons, 214 Marva Villa, Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, June 23, 2007)

Thomas Allen Pope

Mr. Thomas Allen Pope, age 72, a resident of 341 Smith Shore Rd., Belhaven, NC died Friday, June 25, 2010 at Pitt County Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, June 28, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Smithton in Belhaven officiated by Rev. Jason Blanton and Rev. Burke Holland.   The family will receive friends from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service.  Mr. Pope was born on March 5, 1938 in Edenton, NC, the son of the late John Hilton and Beulah Allen Pope.  He graduated from Garner High School and also attended NC State University.  Thomas served in the United States Marine Corps.  In 1968,  he moved to Beaufort County  where he farmed what is now known as Pope Farms Incorporated.  On July 25, 1991, he was married to Joan Wells, who survives.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Smithton, Carolina Cotton Growers Co-Op and Coastal Carolina Cotton Gin.  He was also an avid biker and fisherman.  He is survived by his wife Joan and three sons, Herbert Allen Pope and wife Betty of Wilmington, NC, Thomas Anthony "Andy"  Pope and wife Paula of Belhaven, NC and James Hilton Pope of Raleigh, NC; one daughter, Angela Dawn Williams and husband Bobby of Winterville, NC; one step-son, Vincent Harris and wife Tamara of Wilmington, NC; the mother of his children, Alice Waters Pope; and thirteen grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Ellis.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

George Lee Porter

George Lee Porter, a great American patriot, lived most of his life in Aurora. Born in Bladen County on December 31, 1919, his 90 years were invested in selfless service to his family, community, and nation. The son of Dolly Fredere and Winfred Roland Porter, he operated a dry-cleaning business in Aurora following a 2-3 year stint as a pitcher for the Class A Kinston Eagles after World War II. He later became one of the first employees of Texas Gulf Sulphur Company when mining operations opened in Aurora. He ultimately retired from the Beaufort County ABC Commission after many years of professional service.  Like many of his generation, his life was shaped in large measure by the events of World War II. George entered service in 1940 via the National Guard, where he served with the 113th Field Artillery based in New Bern. Following the United States’ entry into the conflict, he was accepted as an Army Air Corps cadet. After successfully completing flight school, he was assigned to the distinguished 324th Fighter Group, whose squadrons served from the invasion of North Africa in 1942 throughout the Mediterranean theater and eventually into the heartland of Germany via southern France. George flew 125 missions in P-40’s and P-47’s, and survived being shot down by German anti-aircraft fire in northern Italy. He served with distinction through the end of the war, rising to the rank of Captain and earning multiple decorations, including the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, and the French Croix de Guerre. George was respected for taking care of the men who flew with him and for his ability to navigate in extreme weather conditions. The experience gave form to the values and faith that would guide the balance of his life.  He married Edna Hill Porter, daughter of Leon & Pearlie Porter of Chocowinity, in 1953, and their marriage of 56 years was lived out in a loving home in Aurora where they raised their four children, Lee, Lynn, Fred, and Bob. George served in numerous capacities in Aurora United Methodist Church, and was actively involved in the formation of many civic groups, including the Ruritans, Wildlife Club, and most recently VFW Post 9492. “Mr. George” was known for his love of family, friends, humor, baseball and German Shepherds, and for his commitment to those who served with him in his beloved squadron, the 316th Hells Belles. Those left behind to miss him and gratefully live out his legacy include his wife and children, their spouses, five grandchildren, a wonderful town full of friends, and the remaining lions of the 324th Fighter Group, whose Latin motto was “audeo,” meaning “to dare”. We thank God that they and all members of that generation dared to sacrifice all in the preservation of liberty.  The family wishes to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Dr. David Frazier of Greenville and his wonderful staff, and to the staff of Washington Family Practice.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2009 at the Aurora United Methodist Church and will be conducted by Rev. Tim Ware. Burial will follow in the Pineland Cemetery. Floyd Peed, Sid Cayton, Dan Mixon, Billy Thompson, Ken Young and Jeffry Robinson will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the fellowship hall and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Porter family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, January 26, 2010)

Wilma Jean Jackson Porter

Mrs. Wilma Jean Jackson Porter, age 72, a resident of 2756 Possum Track Rd., Chocowinity, died Monday January 17, 2011 at her home.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Haw Branch Church of Christ and will be conducted by Jason Kirkman and Rev. Lee Porter. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Tim Bright, Tony Bright, Fred Porter, Bobby Porter, Donnie Jackson and Danny Jackson, Jr. will serve as pallbearers. Ronnie Edwards and Bryan Mitchell will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Porter was born in Beaufort County on November 7, 1938 to the late Wilmer and Margaret Cox Jackson. On November 1, 1955 she married Leon Gray Porter who survives. She was employed as a unit coordinator with Beaufort County Hospital for 15 years and was a member of Haw Branch Church of Christ.  Survivors include her husband, Leon Gray Porter of the home; two sons, Tab Leon Porter of Chocowinity, Kelvin Gray Porter of Chocowinity; one grandson, Matthew Gray Porter; two brothers, Edgar Mitchell Jackson and wife Norma of Stonewall, Danny M. Jackson and wife Ora of New Bern and one sister, Georgia Jackson Torres of Washington.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to Asera Care Hospice.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Porter family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Gary Walter Posage

Mr. Gary Walter Posage, 59, of 103 Pelican Bay (Pamlico Plantation), Washington, died Monday, October 30, 2006 at his home.  A memorial service will be held at 10:00, Friday, November 3, 2006 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church with Father Arturo Cabra officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Thursday, November 2, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC and other times at the home.  Mr. Posage was born November 20, 1946 in St. Clair County, IL. He was the son of the late Walter T. Posage and Eileen Marie Grines Posage.  He was a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL.  Mr. Posage was a retired Pharmaceutical Director.  On June 21, 1968, he married the former Eileen Morrison.  Survivors include his wife, Eileen Morrison Posage; two daughters, J. Michelle Yurovchak and husband, Thomas of Nashua, NH and Rebecce Posage and fiance, Guy Montfort of Cincinnati, OH; one sister, Pat Merz and husband, Bob of Sioux Falls, SD, and two grandchildren, Andrew and Michael.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, November 2, 2006)

 Bertise Marie Sawyer Potter

Mrs. Bertise Marie Sawyer Potter, 90, a former resident of Pamlico Beach died Friday February 26, 2010 at University Health Systems of Eastern North Carolina, The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held on Sunday February 28, 2010 at 2:00PM at Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill officiated by Rev. Dean Fulford, Jr. The family will receive friends following the graveside service.  Mrs. Potter was born in Ransomville on January 19, 1920 daughter of the late William Michael and Mary Elizabeth Robbins Sawyer. On June 24, 1941 she married Wilbur Hugh Potter, Sr. who preceded her in death. Mrs. Potter was a homemaker.  Mrs. Potter is survived by a son Wilbur Hugh “Skip” Potter, Jr. and wife Gloria of Greenville, NC, two grandsons: Spencer Michael Potter of Greenville, NC and William P. Williams of Wilmington, NC, and a sister: Elizabeth Sawyer Coston of Raleigh, NC.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Potter is preceded in death by a son: William Michael Potter. Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Potter family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Delores Jean Potter

Ms. Delores Jean Potter, age 52, a resident of 200 Clinton Ave., Washington, died Friday, June 27, 2008.  Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be conducted by Derik Davis. Derek Wallace, Jason Potter, Robert Potter, Charles Asby, Nathan Asby and Rudy Roberson will serve as pallbearers.  Delores was born in Beaufort Co. on July 12, 1955 to the late Owen and Annie Belle Henries Potter. She was a graduate of Washington High School and was employed as a traveling Medical Lab Technician in the United States.  Survivors include one daughter; Coley Asby of Washington, one son; Clinton Asby of Washington, two brothers; Jimmy Potter of Pinetown and Robert Potter of Washington and three grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm prior to the graveside service at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Potter family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Diana Foster Potter

Mrs. Diana Foster Potter, age 63, a resident of 457 Rowe Lane, Blounts Creek, NC died Thursday February 13, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Sunday February 16, 2014 at Ryder Hill Cemetery officiated by Dean Fulford, Jr.  Mrs. Potter was born on March 26, 1950, daughter of the late Bert Lee Foster and Minnie Irene Sawyer Foster. She attended John A. Wilkinson High School. She worked in her parent’s store and dance hall. Mrs. Potter enjoyed working crossword puzzles, watching the weather channel and listening to country music. She was married to Edward Durwood Potter, Sr. who preceded her in death on November 19, 2004.  Mrs. Potter is survived by her son: Edward D. “Eddie” Potter, Jr. and wife Heather of Blounts Creek; her daughter: Lesa Potter Guthrie of Washington; her grandchildren: Diana Irene Guthrie, Cody Edward Guthrie, Christopher Nicholas Guthrie, Hunter Scott Potter and Christine Marie Potter; her sister: Julia Hopkins of Pamlico Beach; and her brother: Windell Thomas Foster of Pamlico Beach. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her sister: Ada Lee Foster Talley of Virginia Beach.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Potter family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Emily Ann Wells Potter

Mrs. Emily Ann Potter, 68, of 161 Neck Road, Washington, died Saturday, December 16, 2006 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at Oakdale Cemetery with Rev. Jason Blanton officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, December 18, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home.  Mrs. Potter was born August 2, 1938 in Beaufort County.  She was the daughter of the late Vance Tyler Wells and Edna Kilby Wells.  She was a graduate of Washington High School.  On August 29, 1956, she married Herbert Mack Potter, who survives.  Mrs. Potter was a proud homemaker.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Pamela Potter Flanagan and her husband, Stuart of Washington; one son, Herbert Mack Potter, Jr. of Washington; two sisters, Carol Humphreys and her husband, Henry of Washington and Joan Pope and her husband, Thomas of Belhaven; three brothers, Vance Wells, Jr. and his wife, Jenny of Anderson, SC, James Wells of Vanceboro, NC and Eddie Wells of Washington, NC.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Wells Andrews in 2003.  (Hillside Funeral Home obituary posted December 18, 2006)

Guy Edward Potter, III

Guy Edward Potter, III, age 53, a resident of Hookerton, NC passed away, Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill. At his request there will be no service.  Guy was born September 2, 1959 in Beaufort County son of the late Guy Edward Potter, Jr. and Shirley Adams Potter who survives. He worked in construction most of his life and was a bulldozer operator with Sawyer's Heavy Equipment. Guy loved hunting.  In addition to his mother he is survived by his daughters, Michelle P. Black (Ron) and Sandy Jo Potter both of Washington; his son, Guy "Edward" Potter, IV of Washington; his special friend, Diann Whitehurst of Hookerton; his sisters, Kathy Clark (Eddie), Diane P. Mason and Diantha Potter all of Chocowinity; his granddaughter, Angel Waltenburg; his grandsons, Spencer Edward Black of Washington, Colt and Thomas Adams of Washington; his nephew, Dylan Howard of Washington; his nieces Myriah Morlock Mason of Chocowinity and Chastity Baugham of Blounts Creek; and two great nephews.  In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his nephew, Matthew Morlock.  (Paul Fueral Home)

Marvin Ray Potter

Marvin Ray Potter, 72, of Beckner Street died Dec. 22, 1996, in a local hospital with his family by his side.  Mr. Potter was a retired sheet metal mechanic for the public works department at N.A.S. He was born in Washington, N.C., and was a member of Primitive Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and Korea.  Survivors include his wife, Vashti B. Potter; four daughters, Diana Hamilton of Norfolk, Norma Arnold of Glen Allen, Va., Susie Aldridge and Debbie Lamastra, both of Virginia Beach; two sons, Buddy Potter of Bryans Road, Md., and Ray Potter of Virginia Beach; sister, Edna Mears of Pensacola, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by Elder Kenneth Windham. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 25, 1996; pg. B11)

Ottis Lee Potter, Sr.

Mr. Ottis Lee Potter, Sr., age 83, a resident of 3959 US 17 Hwy. South Chocowinity, NC died Tuesday February 7, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, February 10, 2012 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Kevin Woolard and Youth Pastor Darren Walker. Burial will follow with Military rites at Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Charles Elks, Allen Lewis, Stoney Woolard, Aubrey Gibbs, Eddie Gurganus and Richard Elks.  Mr. Potter was born in Beaufort County on December 22, 1928. He was the son of the late Guy Edward Potter and Dissie Ange Potter. Mr. Potter was a 1948 Graduate of Chocowinity High School. After high school, he worked as a Cartographic Survey Aide for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Mr. Potter joined the Army in 1951. He was stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga. where he attended Jump School. Mr. Potter became a paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg. After his military obligations, he joined the N.C. Department of Transportation in 1953. Mr. Potter retired from the N.C.D.O.T. with 44 years of service. He was the District Engineer for Beaufort and Pitt counties at the time of his retirement.  Mr. Potter was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Washington.  On December 26, 1953, Mr. Potter married the former Frances Elks, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his son, Ottis “Lee” Potter, Jr. and his wife, Robin of Chocowinity; and a very special grandson, Anderson Lee Potter of Chocowinity whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by a special niece, Kathy Clark of Chocowinity and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Potter was preceded in death by a brother, Guy Edward Potter, Jr.  Mr. Potter was a devoted and faithful husband of 58 years. He was a devout fisherman who spent many days on the water fishing with his son and grandson.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Potter family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Robert Owen Potter

Mr. Robert Owen Potter, 56, of 10662 N.C. Highway 32 North, Washington, died at his home, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. A funeral will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Washington Assembly of God. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by Jimmy D. Sawyer, funeral director licensee.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014)

William Ray Potter

Mr. William Ray Potter, age 78, of 407 E. 3rd St. Washington, died Friday, October 17, 2008 at Pitt Co. Memorial Hospital.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Monday, October 20, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Danny Allen and Rev. Susan Harrison.  Mr. Potter was born in Beaufort Co. on September 15, 1930 to the late Ray and Manilla Day Potter. Mr. Potter was a lifetime resident of Beaufort Co. He was employed in the seafood industry from an early age until his retirement. He was known most for his work at Fish-N-Stuff on River Rd.  Survivors include his sister; Rita Tetterton and her husband Milford of Washington and his beloved niece, Nancy Raye Tetterton of Raeford, NC.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm Monday, October 20, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Milford Tetterton, 203 Circle Dr., Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Potter family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Frederick Latham Potts, Jr.

ENGELHARD - Frederick Latham Potts, Jr., 70, of 34518 U.S. Highway 264, Engelhard, died Thursday morning, July 22, 1999, at his home.  Born in Washington, NC, May 20, 1929, he was the son of the late Frederick Latham and Katherine Dudley Potts. An outstanding athlete, he lettered in baseball, basket- ball and football at Washington High School and later attended the University of Virginia on an athletic scholarship. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was married to the former Elizabeth "Pud" Long. They lived in the Raleigh area for 25 years where he worked with the Square D Corporation until 1984 when they moved to Engelhard and operated the Hyde Supply of Engelhard until his retirement in 1991. Mr. Potts was a member of the American Legion Post #211, the Mattamuskeet Lodge #328 AF & AM and was an active member of St. George's Episcopal Church where he was a member of the Vestry.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. George's Episcopal Church at Lake Landing in Hyde County. The Reverend James H. Lupton will officiate. Burial will follow in the family plot in the church cemetery. His nephews, Charles Potts, Reed Potts, Morgan Potts, Hank Liverman, Walt Liverman, Ken Andrew and Forrest Anderson, will serve as pallbearers.  Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth "Pud" Long Potts; two sons, Frederick L. Potts, III, M.D. and wife, Glenda of Goldsboro and Joseph Long Potts and wife, Debbie of Wendell; a daughter, Susan P. Casper and husband, Mike of Engelhard; a brother, Zoph Potts and wife, Robin of Washington; a sister, Kay P. An- drew of Washington; six grandchildren, James Potts, John Potts, Andrea Potts, Victor Potts, Suzanne Casper and Michael Casper; two aunts, Stella Daniels of Washington, NC and Lenora Needham of Covington, GA.  Friends may visit with the family at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday evening and other times at the home.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – July 23, 1999; pg. B7)

Ralph Potts

DIED - In this town on Saturday the 30th of March last, in the 64th year of his age, Mr. Ralph Potts, a native of Northumberland, England.  He was among the first of those Europeans who adopted the United States of America (at the close of the Revolution) as his country and his home.  In the year 1790 or '91, he removed from Portsmouth, Virginia, to this Town, where he continued to reside, up to the time of his death.  He was a man of uncommon excellence; with a mind (1 word smudged) and intelligent, a sense of propriety very discriminating, and agreeable manners.  Always under the guidance of the soundest morality, during the course of a long, a virtuous and well spent life, together with his exemplary discharge of all the relative duties of husband, father, master and friend--endeared him to all who had the privilege of being, in any way, connected with him.  He moved in the circle of his friends and acquaintances, with dignity and usefulness; --all of whom, will long believe his loss, particularly his family and the Methodist Society, (of which he had been a member and an ornament for the space of near forty years) truly irreparable.  He experienced in the course of his life much affliction, and in the loss of a wife and several children, sore bereavements.  But these trying (several words are smudged), he bore with (one word unreadable) patience, and under them exhibited great fortitude of mind.  His last illness was particularly distressing: the pains which he suffered were excruciating, yet he endured with christian patience: not a murmur escaped his lips: he bowed to the will of God and adored his afflicting hand.  His was a Religion both vital and practical; and his example in the bosom of his family, and throughout all his avocation, forcibly impressed a veneration for the (one word unreadable), and attributes of the most high.  It was these principles early imbibed and scrupulously cultivated, that in the trying and awful moments of mortal dissolution, imparted calmness and equanimity to his mind.  It was such faith and such conduct that robbed Death of his sting and the Grave if her victory; and amid the fast ebbings of life, enabled his faltering tongue triumphantly to testify to his sorrowful attendants: I have long desired to behold the full Glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, and now, I am about to be gratified.  His God sustained him in his final hour!  His final hour brought Glory to his God!  You saw the man, you saw his hold on Heaven!  Few men have lived as long with more usefulness and with less (1 word smudged); and few, very few indeed, have had their transition from this fleeting world hallowed with deeper or more general regrets; or had those regret assuaged by a firmer assurance of his being translated? "to a world not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."  (The American Recorder [Washington, NC] - Friday, April 5, 1815; pg. 2)

Christobal Heggie Powell

Mr. Christobal Heggie Powell, 52, a resident of 496 Price Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Beach Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Chocowinity. The family is receiving friends at the home. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Whitfield & Whitley Chapel. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014)

Mary Elizabeth Rose Powell

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rose Powell, age 86, died Wednesday morning March 20, 2013 at River Trace Nursing Center in Washington.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM on Friday March 22, 2013 at Belhaven Community Cemetery and will be officiated by her grandson, Rev. Mark Powell.  Mrs. Powell was born in Hyde County on April 22, 1926, daughter of the late Ira Rose and Gladys McKinney Rose. She was a 1943 graduate of Bath High School. On May 16, 1947, she married Charles Edwards Powell who preceded her in death on March 26, 2003. She was bookkeeper at O'Neal's Drug Store and a member of the First Christian Church of Belhaven.  She is survived by her daughters: Judy Thomas of Youngsville, NC, Mary Rose Hawkins and husband Wayne of Nashville, TN, Dorothy Wester and husband Len of Louisburg, NC; her son: Chuck Powell and wife Ginger of Greenville; her sister: Iris Furlough of Washington, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers: Coleman Rose and Jake Rose and two sisters: Mabel Cuthrell and Violet Sawyer.  The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Powell family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Rockie Lee Powell

Mr. Rockie Lee Powell, 66, went to be with Jesus on April 4, 2009. He was surrounded by his family and especially his devoted loving wife of 41 years Susan.  Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday April 9, 2009 at Belhaven Assembly of God. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2009, at Belhaven Assembly of God and will be conducted by his Pastor Allen Harmon. Burial will follow in the Belhaven Community Cemetery. Edwin S. Griffin, Anthony Hudnell, Jr. Hudnell, Chris Hudnell, Joseph Hudnell, and Brett Carawan will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are William O. Gibbs and Don Edmondson.  Mr. Powell was born on April 10, 1942. He graduated from John A. Wilkinson High School in 1960.  He married Susan Daniels Powell on August 5, 1967, who survives. He worked in the grocery business for most of his life. He was a hard and dedicated worker. Mr. Powell was the proud father of two girls, Helen Powell of Orlando, Florida and Suzanne Powell of Plymouth, NC Mr. Powell also leaves behind three grandchildren, Chelsie, Dylan, and Sydney Sawyer. He attended Belhaven Assembly of God.  In addition to his wife and daughters he leaves behind a special cousin/brother, Leon Hudnell and a special mother-in-law, Louise Daniels of Belhaven. In addition two sister in-laws, Joan Hudnell and Donna Carawan, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Powell was preceded in death by his father, Clifton R. Powell, his mother Helen B. Gibbs, and his sister Theda H. Gibbs. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. There will never be another Rockie Powell, he will be truly missed.  The family will receive friends at the home, 122 Loblolly Drive Plymouth.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Powell family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, April 8, 2009)

Rosa Lee Singleton Powell

PLYMOUTH - Mrs. Rosa Lee Singleton Powell, 79, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007. She was born in Washington, N.C., and worked as a nurse. Funeral 3 p.m. Sunday, Plymouth Church of Christ. Burial Hillside Memorial Gardens, Plymouth. Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. today at the church. Memorials to Roanoke Operations in Washington County and Plymouth Church of Christ. Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] - Saturday, November 24, 2007)

Terry Lee Powell

Mr. Terry Lee Powell, 45, of Lot 42 Maryanna Mobile Estates, Washington, died Monday, May 22, 2006.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Mike Huppmann officiating.  Mr. Powell was born May 10, 1961, in New Hanover County. He was the son of Broston Gary Powell and the late Bessy Louise Lehrshell Powell. On March 25, 1992, he married the former Margaret “Dixie” Dixon Bunch, who survives. He was employed as a painter with Hackney and Sons, Inc. of Washington. Mr. Powell had been a resident of Beaufort County for 15 years.  Survivors include his son, James B. “Jamey” Powell of the home; his stepdaughter, Brittany Nicole Alligood of Washington; two sisters, Connie Powell of Lake Waccamaw and Debbi Ann McGee of Wilmington; one brother, Gary Wayne Powell of Wilmington; and one grandson.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home of his mother-in-law, Lillian Bunch, 6608 Clark’s Neck Road, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 24, 2006)

Mary Osborne Poyer

Mary Osborne Poyer, the first principal of West Hialeah Elementary when the school opened in the early 1950s and then principal of Morningside Elementary through 1964, died Thursday of respiratory failure. She was 89.  Mrs. Poyer, whose late husband Charles Edison Poyer was a nephew of inventor Thomas Alva Edison, began her teaching career at age 15 in the same North Carolina country school where her mother began her career.  In 1938 Mrs. Poyer moved to Miami and took a teaching job at Coral Gables Elementary. She taught at West Hialeah Elementary and then Morningside Elementary from 1952 to 1964, when she retired.  "She was a character," said Alice Robbins, Mrs. Poyer's secretary at Morningside. "She was very outgoing and had a wonderful social life. She belonged to LaGorce Country Club and  went to every big party on Miami Beach. We used to joke that she used to live like no other principal."  Mrs. Poyer's husband had a successful real estate business in Miami Beach and was regularly listed in society columns.  "She didn't have to work, but she loved it," Robbins said.  Mrs. Poyer was born in Washington, N.C., and studied at Eastern Carolina University. She received a master's degree in administration from Columbia University in New York.  Mrs. Poyer is survived by her son, Wesley Lins; nephew Thomas Osborne; four grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.  She will be buried in an Edison family plot in Port Huron, Mich. Arrangements are by Van Orsdel's Coral Gables Chapel.  (The Miami Herald (Miami, FL) – May 4, 1991; pg. B4)

Stanton Rust Prentiss

Stanton Rust Prentiss, 95, of Bath, N.C., passed away June 4, 2011. Mr. Prentiss was preceded in death by his loving wife Shirley S. Prentiss in May 2006. They are survived by a daughter, Randi Prentiss of Texas.  Mr. Prentiss was a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain, a retired Lt. Cmdr., U.S. Naval Reserve; lifetime holder, FCC’s general radiotelephone operator’s license; retired, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA; lifetime member, Inst. Electrical and Electronic Engineers; former Washington Correspondent, St. Louis Globe-Democrat; former night news editor WTOP/CBS radio; and former employee of the Washington Post. He also authored 51 technical books and many news columns on marine, satellite, communications and high definition television.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, June 30, 2011)

Billy Bray Price

Mr. Billy Bray Price, 62, of 1305 Redmond Road, Rome, Ga., died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Floyd Medical Center.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Davis Cemetery, N.C. Highway 45, Pantego, with the Rev. Terry Williams officiating.  Mr. Price was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 28, 1944. He was the son of the late Grady Ward Price Sr. and Doris Slade Price.  Survivors include one brother, Grady Ward Price Jr. of Plymouth and two sisters, Rhonda Berry of Pensacola, Fla., and Cindy Thomas of Tega Cay, S.C.  Arrangements are by Smith & Austin Funeral Home, Plymouth.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 21, 2006)

 Durwood Linard Price

Mr. Durwood Linard “Lynn” Price, age 68, a resident of 94 Sandy Meadows Road, Chocowinity, NC died Thursday October 29, 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday October 31, 2009 at the Edward Cemetery of Chocowinity. The service will be officiated by Rev. Gerald Blake.  Mr. Lynn was born in Wake County on June 17, 1941 son of the late Durwood Benjamin Price and the late Bettie Mae King Price. He married the former Paula Faye Williams on November 18, 1972 who survives. Mr. Lynn was a service Technician with Alligood-Owens Gas Company in Washington and later was a carrier with Washington Daily News, Greenville Daily Reflector and the Raleigh News & Observer.  Surviving along with Mr. Lynn’s wife Paula of the home are three daughters: Amanda Kaye Norton of Willow Spring, Sylvia Lynne Rhodes of Knightdale and Candy Lynn Price of Chocowinity; four step-daughters: Lisa Ann Langley of Chocowinity, Lauren Marie Brown of Springfield, IL, Iris Jean Griffin of Knightdale and Wanda Faye Hoffman of Chadburn; a sister: Betty Louise Batts of Garner; eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Lynn’s daughter Candy Price located at 94 Sandy Meadows Road, Chocowinity, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is privileged to serve the Price family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edna Dailey Price

Mrs. Edna Dailey Price, 90, a resident of Washington Park, died Saturday August 4, 2007 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home of Washington.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday August 8, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Caswell Shaw and Rev. Danny Allen. Pallbearers will be Jim Spain, Jerry Briley, Bill Davis, Johnny Flowers, Sammy Marshall and Lloyd Fox.  Mrs. Price was born in Beaufort County on October 12, 1916, daughter of the late Tillman Jones Dailey and the late Rachel Martin Dailey. She was a 1934 graduate of Washington High School, and married Eugene Milton Price who preceded her in death on May 21, 1981. Mrs. Price was a retired seamstress who had worked with Belk’s Department Store and Carole’s Dress Shop, both in Rocky Mount, and she continued to sew in her home. Mrs. Price was a former member of First United Methodist Church of Rocky Mount and a current member of First United Methodist Church of Washington. She was active in Girl Scouts and her children’s school PTA in her younger years.  Mrs. Price is survived by a son, Don Wilkinson and his wife Shirley of Washington; two daughters: Betty Lou Price Smith of Midlothian, VA and Debbie Price Bailey and her husband Bart of Allen, Texas; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Price was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law: Esther Dailey Ammons and Cliff Ammons and a great-grandson, Edward Patrick Wilkinson.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday August 8, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and immediately following the graveside service, and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Price family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, August 6, 2007)

Gloria Jean Moore Price

Mrs. Gloria Jean Moore Price, age 67, a resident of 1120 Cowell Farm Road, Washington, died Monday, April 1, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center.  Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday, April 4, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is serving the Price family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ricky Darnell Price

Mr. Ricky Darnell Price of 1107 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Calvary United Holiness Church with Elder Ricky Battle officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Price was born in Beaufort County on April 19, 1955. He was the son of Phrocine Price Grimes of Washington and the late Edward Lee Grimes Sr. He graduated from Woodbury High School in Woodbury, N.J. He served in the Marine Corps, receiving his honorable discharge in June of 1976. He was married to Jessie Swinson Price, who survives. He was employed with Walgreen Drugstore in Washington.  Survivors include two daughters, Peola Rodman of Chocowinity, and Charity Pigford of Greenville; two grandchildren; three sisters, Dianne Bobo of Philadelphia, Pa., and Dorothy Whitaker and Laura Grimes, both of Washington and one brother, Edward Lee Grimes Jr. of Washington.  The family will receive friends today from 2-6 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, June 6, 2008)

Ruth Jamison Price

Mrs. Ruth Jamison “Ruthie” "Cuddles" Price, age 51, a resident of 581 Cemetery Road, Belhaven, NC died Sunday February 6, 2011 at Pungo District Hospital.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday February 9, 2011 at the home of Mrs. Ruth’s mother Mary Jefferson located at 1114 West Pantego Street, Belhaven, NC officiated by Rev. John Keeter.  Mrs. Ruth was born in Johnston County, Missouri on May 25, 1959 daughter of the late James Lee Jamison and Mary C. Jefferson who survives. She married Michael Harry Price on February 11, 2000 who survives. Mrs. Ruth earned her accounting and business degree at Beaufort County Community College. She along with her husband was owners and operators of Video 1 in Belhaven.  Surviving along with her husband: Michael of the home and mother Mary of Belhaven is a step-father: Billy Jefferson of Belhaven; two sons: Tracy DeShane Jefferson of Wisconsin and Mathew Carawan of Louisiana; a daughter: Sharon Dawn Carawan of Louisiana; two brothers: James Allen “Cotton” Jamison and Jerome Leslie “Jerry” Jamison both of Washington; a sister: Lee Ann Greene of Suffolk, VA; her mother in law: Cora Price of Ottawa, Canada and four grandchildren. Mrs. Ruth was preceded in death by her father: James; a daughter Kristina Marie Carawan and her father in law: Harry Price.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Ruth’s mother and step father: Mary and Billy Jefferson located at 1114 West Pantego Street, Belhaven, NC. Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Price family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Vivian Estelle Bonner Price

Mrs. Vivian Estelle Bonner Price, 84, of 980 Fowle Drive, Washington, died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Mount Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Elder J. Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Price was born in Beaufort County on May 12, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Augustus and Mattie W. Bonner. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to Theodore Price Sr., who preceded her in death. She was a member of Mount Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Survivors include one son, Theodore Price Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; two daughters, Ivie Waters of Washington, and Martha P. Copeland of New York; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three children, Ernest, Vantroy and Lavon and several siblings.  A walk-in visitation will be conducted today from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington. The family will receive friends at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, July 14, 2007)

William Eldred Pridgen

Mr. William Eldred Pridgen, age 78, a resident of 1246 Pridgen Lane, Washington died Thursday evening February 5, 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday February 8, 2009 at the 15th Street Church of God in Washington with Pastor Thomas Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Roshad Pridgen, Trae Cherry, Lee Cherry, Allen Buck, Danny Hardee and Dwayne Edwards will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Pridgen was born in Beaufort County on July 20, 1930, son of the late Johnnie Pridgen and Mary Crisp Pridgen. On March 13, 1954, he married the former Neva “Joyce” Carrow who survives. Mr. Pridgen retired from the United States Railroad. He served his country in the US Army and was a member of the 15th Street Church of God.  In addition to his wife, Neva “Joyce” Pridgen of the home, he is survived by his children, William Wesley Pridgen, Ray Watson Pridgen and Tammy Lynn Pridgen all of Washington and Brian Keith Pridgen of Charleston, SC; his grandchildren, Brandy Cherry, Roshad Pridgen, Trae Cherry, Loren Cherry and Aven Harris; his brothers, Alton Pridgen of Washington and J.R. Pridgen of Colorado; his sisters, Edna Pridgen Smith and Christine Pridgen Morris both of Washington. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Neva Pridgen Cherry and a sister, Elizabeth Pridgen Hardee.  The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday February 7th at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Pridgen Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, February 7, 2009)

William G. Privette, Jr.

William G. Privette, Jr., 67, a retired Navy captain who was a decorated flyer in World War II, died of pneumonia Oct. 15 at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Capt. Privette, who lived in Falls Church, was born in Washington, N.C. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, was commissioned in the Navy in 1938, and became a pilot.  During World War II, he flew from carriers in the central Pacific. Among the actions in which he took part were raids on the Marshall Islands and the first raids on the major Japanese naval base at Truk in the Caroline Islands. He led a squadron of torpedo planes in the first Truk attack. After the war, Capt. Privette's assignments included command of the carrier Yorktown. He also was chief of staff of the U.S. Naval Mission to Brazil. He was stationed in the Bureau of Personnel in the Navy Department when he retired in 1968.  His decorations included two Distinguished Flying Crosses and five Air Medals.  Survivors include his wife, Frances Quinn Privette of Falls Church; two sons, Army Maj. William G. III, of Fort Irving, Calif, and J. MacBryde, of Huntington, N.Y.; a daughter, Janet P. Welch of McAllen, Tex., and six grandchildren.  (The Washington Post (Washington, DC) – October 20, 1982; pg. C10)

Catherine Hamilton Pruitt

After an extended illness, Catherine Hamilton Pruitt died at Beaufort County Medical Center on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the age of 82.  Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Woodard's Pond Church of Christ.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. also at the church. Services will be conducted by Jim Reid.  Mrs. Pruitt was born on September 9, 1927 in Scotland Neck, North Carolina.  She was the only child of William Asa and Julia Roaslie Hamilton.  She attended Bath High School and lived in the Woodard's Pond Community after retirement.  She is survived by her husband, Willie "Bill" Pruitt of the home and three daughters; Sharon A. Padgett and husband Allen and Sondra A. Cooke, all of Washington and Cathy A. Slade and husband Mike of Bath.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sons; Kenneth Alligood and David W. Alligood.  She was a member of Woodard's Pond Church of Christ and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  Pallbearers will be Michael Cooke, Darrell Cooke, Sarge Woolard, Michael Slade, Gerrit Slade and Kenny Alligood.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Emma Guthrie Pryor

Emma Guthrie Pryor, 71, of the 300 block of Tuggie Eure Road, died Dec. 15, 2003, in her home.  Mrs. Pryor was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Blake M. and Martha Foster Guthrie. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Clairs Church of Christ in Bath, N.C.  Surviving are her husband, James H. Pryor; a daughter, Vanessa Wilbur of PoncedeLeon, Fla.; three sons, Lonnie M. Ayers Sr. of Suffolk, Glenn R. Ayers of Spring Grove, Va., and John B. Ayers Sr. of Floyd, Va.; two stepdaughters, Blanche Chamberlain of Chesapeake and Wanda Faye Frank of Norfolk; a stepson, Wayne Pryor of Virginia; two brothers, Russell Guthrie of Chesapeake and James Guthrie of Eure; 16 grandchildren and a great- grandchild.  A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville. Friends may join the family at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – December 17, 2003; pg. B7)

Bertha Pugh

Funeral Held Today for Mrs. Bertha Pugh Belhaven - Mrs. Bertha Pugh died Saturday afternoon at her home here following an illness of four years.  She was 58 years old.  Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Pentecostal Holiness church with the Rev. John Bunch, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Mrs. Pugh was the daughter of the late Byran and Marietta Wallace Keech.  She was married to Sam Pugh in 1917.  Surviving besides her husband are one son, Richard Pugh of Fentress, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Herman Hartlieb of Essex, Md., Mrs. Carl Wilkins of Belhaven and Mrs. James Rose of Columbia; 10 grandchildren; three brothers, Jayhue and John Keech of Norfolk, Va. and Jessie Keech of Belhaven; three sisters, Mrs. D. A. Squires of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Otis Swindell of Portsmouth, Va. and Mrs. Emma Smith of Washington, N.C. [unknown newspaper but handwritten date was 1958]  Kindly submitted by Ruth Pugh Parks

Ruth Vaughn Pugh

Mrs. Ruth Vaughn Pugh, age 77, a resident of Mallard Drive, Washington, NC passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011 at University Health Systems - Beaufort Hospital. A celebration of her life will be Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Dr. Robert Sandy, Howard Smith, Dr. Henry Stephenson, Bill Page, Abbott Morris, Jr. and Jack Pyburn will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy. 264 E, Washington, NC and at other times at the home.  Mrs. Pugh was born on December 27, 1933 in Gaffney, SC, daughter of the late Roy Vaughn and Martha McRoy Vaughn. She was married to Dr. Raeford Pugh on December 27, 1956, who survives. Mrs. Pugh graduated from Union High School and Charlotte Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Washington. The family is grateful to the many friends and loved ones who brought her happiness in; tennis, golf, bridge, snow skiing and other adventures.  Along with her husband, survivors include one son, Dr. Raeford T. Pugh, Jr. and wife, Susan, of Clemmons, NC; her two daughters, Laura P. Bliley and husband, Trip, of Washington, NC and Jill A. Davies and husband, Glenn, of Colmar, PA; three sisters, Norma Henderson of Union, SC, Jane Jones of Conyers, GA, and Annette Jones of Newberry, SC; one brother, Joe Vaughn of Spartanburg, SC; and six grandchildren, Alyssa Pugh, Ann Marie Pugh, Aileen Davies, Michelle Davies, Meredith Price and Katie Price.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Pugh family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Samuel Pugh

Samuel Pugh Passes Friday - Belhaven - Samuel L. Pugh, age 71, retired seaman, died late Friday in the U.S. Public Health service center in Norfolk, Va. following a long illness.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Paul Funeral home here with the Rev. Martin Kershman officiating.  Burial wil follow in the Odd Fellows cemetery.  Mr. Pugh lived most of his life here and attended the Assembly of God Church.  Surviving are one son, Richard Pugh of Chesapeake, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Wilkins of Belhaven, Mrs. Edward Sumerdon of Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rose of Belhaven; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  [unknown newspaper but handwritten date says June 31, 1970]

CHESAPEAKE - Samuel L. Pugh, 71, of 807 Wadena Road, Princeton Halls, died Friday in a Norfolk hospital.  A native of Hyde County, N.C., he was a son of William D. and Mrs. Mary Credle Pugh and the husband of the late Mrs. Bertha Kreche Pugh.  He was a retired merchant seaman.  He is survived by a son, Richard W. Pugh of Chesapeake; three daughters, Mrs. Irma Wilkins and Mrs. Mary Rose of Belhaven, N.C., and Mrs. Edward Sumerton of Baltimore; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  The body is being sent from Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, to Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, for a funeral service today at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Martin Kershman.  Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Belhaven.  [unknown newspaper but handwritten date says June 31, 1970]  Both obituaries kindly submitted by Ruth Pugh Parks.

William Dayton Pugh

[1982 Funeral Card from Paul Funeral Home.  Kindly submitted by Ruth Pugh Parks.

Joseph Charles Puglisi

Mr. Joseph Charles Puglisi, 93, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on December 2, 1912. He passed away on May 21, 2006. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Laura Agnes, in 2004 after 67 years of marriage. Joe lived the last four years of his life with his daughter, Grace Placente, and her husband, Richard, in Chocowinity, where he made many wonderful friends. He is survived by his son, Michael and wife, Carmenza, and their children, Michael, Jr. and Cathy; also Carolyn Placente, daughter of Richard and Grace Placente. Joe also has two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister: Esther Abate of Brooklyn, N.Y., and brother, William Puglisi of Pennsylvania.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, N.C. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 24, 2006)

Rosa Lee Mitchell Pullen

Mrs. Rosa Lee Mitchell Pullen, age 72, a resident of 1201 Trade Street, Washington died Wednesday morning June 15, 2011 at Roanoke River Nursing and Rehab in Williamston, NC.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday June 17, 2011 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington officiated by Pastor Stephen Evans. Keith Rakowski, Jr., Trey Knox, Carl Paramore, Kenny Mace and Joe Dunn will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Pullen was born in Beaufort County on July 20, 1938, daughter of the late Burton Allen Mitchell and Ada Alice Dunn Mitchell. On April 25, 1987, she married Joseph Anthony Pullen who survives. She was a homemaker.  In addition to her husband, Joe of the home, she is survived by her sons: Allen Snyder of Waldorf, MD and Richard Snyder, Jr. of New Bern; two sisters: Mary Ann Mitchell of Tyler, TX and Ruby Colville and husband John of Washington; five grandchildren and one step grandchild. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters: Olive Mitchell and Lola Harrell.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of her sister Ruby Colville located at 1013 E. 6th Street, Washington, NC.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Pullen family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Noah Swindell Purifoy

Mr. Noah Swindell Purifoy, age 57, of 402 East 11th Street, Washington passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery with Pastor Ronnie Gurganus and Pastor Phillip Jethro officiating. Clifton Fulford, Sr., Stuart Ricks, Kenny Whitley, Billy McRoy, Shane Schmidt, and William Bell will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home.  Mr. Purifoy was born January 20, 1952 in Beaufort County. He was the son of Martha Purifoy Fleming and the late Oscar Nicholson Purifoy. He attended Washington High School. Noah was retired from National Spinning Company of Washington with 32 years of service. He also worked 3 years for Patterson and Wilder Construction Company. On February 8, 1997, he married the former Alice Faye McRoy, who survives. He attended Alligood Church of God and Hodges Chapel Church of God. Noah loved people and was always willing to give a helping hand. He was a loving husband, son, father, brother, grandfather and friend who will be missed greatly by everyone who knew him.  Survivors include his wife, Alice Faye McRoy Purifoy; his mother, Martha Purifoy Fleming of Washington; two daughters Monica Fulford and husband, Clifton, Sr. of Washington, and Bobbie Jo Ricks and husband, Stuart of Pantego; two sons, Macon Harris of Goldsboro, and Mark Harris of Washington; three sisters, Gloria Moore and husband, Danny of Chocowinity, Sandra Kay Houston and husband, Johnnie of Blounts Creek, and Dottie Ann Mayo and husband, Jay of Grimesland; four grandsons, Hunter Sutton, Clifton Fulford, Jr., Brandon Lee Harris, and Marshal Stuart Ricks; and three granddaughters, Lauren Kellie Ricks, Cassidy Fulford, and Tiffany Fulford.  He was preceded in death by one brother, James F. Purifoy and two infant siblings. He also leaves behind his two faithful companions, Prissy and Elvis.  The family would like to thank all who shared their love and prayers, and a special thanks to Patterson and Wilder Construction Company for their ongoing support during Noah’s illness.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Purifoy family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 31, 2009)

Charlie Harding Purser

CHOCOWINITY - Charlie Harding Purser, 59, a resident of Hwy 17, South, Chocowinity, died Saturday evening, December 12, 1998 at Beaufort County Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a fall.  Funeral service will be held 11 a.m.  Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Chocowinity with Reverend Henry Horne officiating. Burial will follow in the Lewis family cemetery, Edward, N.C.  Mr. Purser was born June 26, 1939 in Craven County, the son of the late Charlie Blount and Janie Buck Purser. He attended Craven County Schools. At the age of 15, he began his career as an auto mechanic working for Smith-Mills Pontiac. Later he became the owner and operator of Purser's Body Shop which he operated for 25 years, Purser's Trucking and Purser's Used Cars.  On December 14, 1973, he married the former Brenda Faye Jones, who survives. Mr. Purser, an avid horse lover operated Ponderosa Stables.  He was a member of the Chocowinity Saddle Club hosting several years of trail rides, horse shows, races, and related events. Mr. Purser attended Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He was the president of "Stop The Hogs" in Beaufort County.  Mr. Purser had served in the National Guard.  Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Kimberly P. Smith of Vanceboro; two sons, Gregory Allen Purser of Washington and Daniel Christopher Purser of the home. Other survivors include one sister, Mary Jo Mills of Arapahoe, and three brothers, James Edward Purser and Garland Franklin Purser, both of Vanceboro, and Donald Ray Purser of Chocowinity.  Mr. Purser was preceded in death in addition to his parents by two sons, Jody Harding Purser in 1987, and Charlie Jay "C.J." Purser also in 1987.  Mr. Purser was also preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth P.  Toler in 1946 and one brother, Matthew Travis Purser in 1989.  The family will receive friends at Paul Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 1998.  The family will also be receiving friends at the home, Hwy 17 South, Chocowinity, N.C.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home in Washington, N.C.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – December 14, 1998; pg. B4)

Donald Ray Purser

Mr. Donald Ray Purser, age 70, a resident of 57 Chandler Road, Chocowinity, NC, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.   A funeral service will be held 2:00p.m Saturday, December, 21, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. Henry Horne. David Elks, Carl Elks, Ricky Jones, I.H. Edwards, Mike Purser and Billy Purser will serve as pallbearers.   Mr. Purser was born in Beaufort County on May 13, 1943 to the late Charlie B. Purser and Mary Jane Buck Purser. He graduated from Farm Life High School in Vanceboro, NC in May of 1961. Mr. Purser was married to Brenda Boyd Purser, who survives. Mr. Purser owned and operated Donald’s Body Shop in Vanceboro. His passion was restoring 1955, 1956 & 1957 Chevrolets and showing them.   In addition to his wife, of the home, Mr. Purser is survived by a step son, Buddy Smith and wife Kim of Vanceboro, a grandson, Dillon Smith of Vanceboro, a brother, Garland Purser of Vanceboro, one sister, Mary Jo Purser Mills of Arapahoe, and many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Purser is preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Purser Toler and three brothers, Mathew Travis Purser, Charlie H. Purser and James Edward Purser.   The family will receive friends on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home located at 57 Chandler Road, Chocowinity, NC 27817.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Purser family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary "Peggy" Whitley Purser

On Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 there was a “homecoming” in heaven. Peggy Purser went to be with her Lord and Savior. She was 87 years young, born on Feb. 22, 1920.  She was her family’s encourager and set a high standard for us to follow. Through her life, she has touched many people. She loved unconditionally.  She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Owen & husband Frank Owen, Stepdaughters: Helen Mayes, Faye McDaniels, Lib Gilliam, Sisters-in-law, Irma Tingle, Audrey Purser, and Brother in law, Harvey Arthur Purser, grandchildren: Michael & Lisa Rice, James & Maria Rice, Sheri & Michael Martin, Stepgrandchildren: Scott & Bonita Owen, Gary & Ellen Owen, Greg Owen, Lori & David Hunnings, Todd & Anglea Owen; The love of her life her great grandchildren of whom there were 22, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents Alonza & Claudia Fodrey, her brother and two sisters, an infant son, her first husband, Murray James Whitley and second husband Vaughn Ormel Purser.  First and foremost she loved her Church, Rock of Zion FWB, serving as organist. She was a member of the Degree of Pocohontas for 53 years, once active in Bayboro Chapter of Eastern Star 26 years.  As she was a cancer survivor, Relay for Life was one of her loves. As a strong woman of faith she also was a supporter of The Gideons International. Being legally blind for 17 years she supported the Lions organization for the blind.  Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Bryan and Rev. David Pierce officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington. The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home 7-8 p.m. Wednesday and other times at the home of her daughter, Peggy Owens, 1733 Hwy. 306 N., Grantsboro.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, November 6, 2007)

Barbara Louise Purvis

Mrs. Barbara Louise Purvis, age 81, a resident of 371 Lamont St., Belhaven, died peacefully at home with her family on Thursday, October 28, 2010.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Belhaven Community Cemetery and will be officiated by Rev. Chris Noble.  Bunny was born in Albany, New York on June 30, 1929, daughter of the late Louis P. and Emma Childs Gedrow. She was a 1948 graduate of Albany High School and a 1950 graduate of Green Mountain Jr. College in Poultney, Vermont. She worked briefly for the New York Telephone Company and then became a loving wife, mother, grandmother and active community participant in Albany, NY, Marblehead, MA, Hendersonville, NC and Belhaven. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jule Purvis of the home; daughter, Julie P. Robinson of Durham; grandson, Casey P. Robinson and wife, Amanda of Wilmington, NC; two nieces, Emmy Lou Johnson Holman of Ann Arbor, MI and Paula Mae Johnson Munson of Cedar Park, TX. She was preceded in death by her son, Jay Purvis and her sister Shirley Pauline Johnson.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Purvis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Gene Ashton Purvis

Mr. Gene Ashton Purvis, age 79, a resident of 362 Riverview Street, Belhaven died Tuesday February 26, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A graveside service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday February 28, 2008 at the Belhaven Community Cemetery officiated by Rev. Steve Green.  Mr. Purvis was born in Belhaven on November 21, 1928, son of the late Julius H. and Sophronia Topping Purvis. He was a 1945 graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven. He served his country as a Communications Technician 2nd Class, 1950 to 1954, in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Following his military service, Mr. Purvis attended Davidson College from 1945 to 1947. He earned his BS Degree from East Carolina University in 1950, a MA Degree from East Carolina in 1956 and continued his PhD studies at UNC/Chapel Hill and the University of Northern Colorado. Mr. Purvis was a teacher at John A. Wilkinson High School from 1954 to 1957 and served as their principal from 1957 until 1961. Following his high school teaching career, he transferred to Atlantic Christian College, now Barton College, as an Associate Professor from 1961 until his retirement in 1988.  Survivors include a brother: Julius Henry Purvis, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Belhaven; a niece: Julie P. Robinson and her son Casey, both of Durham.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Purvis family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, February 28, 2008)

James Earl Purvis, Sr.

Mr. James Earl Purvis, Sr., 54, of 315 Simmons St., Washington, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at The VA Medical Center in Durham.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, with the Rev. William F. Whitehead officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Purvis was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 28, 1954. He was the son of the late Dave and Annie Johnson Purvis. He was a 1973 graduate of Washington High School. He retired as a staff sergeant with the Army, having received numerous commendation medals. After his retirement from the Army, he was employed as a funeral home associate and service station manager. On July 17, 1976, he married Marilyn Daniels Purvis, who survives. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 263 and Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 11 of Washington. He was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Washington.  Survivors include three daughters, Veronica Waters of Chocowinity, Tabitha Purvis-Jenkins of Greenville, and Pamela Daniels of Washington; two sons, James Purvis Jr. and Joseph Daniels, both of the home; one god daughter, Jasmine Daniels of Washington; one sister, Shirley Purvis of Washington; two brothers, Larry Johnson of Washington and Stevie Johnson of Black Jack; four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin Johnson and George Purvis and one sister, Diane Blount.  Viewing will take place today from 2-8 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, June 17, 2008)

Nita Everett Purvis

Nita Everett Purvis died on February 26, 2014, at her home in Washington, N.C. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at Hamilton Cemetery in Hamilton, N.C., on Saturday, March 1, at 11 AM. A memorial celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, March 2, at 3 PM at First Baptist Church in Washington, N.C. The family will gather with friends in the Family Life Center following the service. Both services will be officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore and Dr. Greg Barmer. Kevin Mitchell, Keith Mitchell, Chase Stallings, Steve Gruninger, Ethan Coltrain, and Michael Lee will serve as pallbearers.  Nita was born on May 29, 1949, to Edna S. Everett who survives, and the late Alvin O. Everett. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Washington where she served on the church staff for over thirty years as pianist, accompanist, and most recently, financial secretary.  Nita is survived by her husband of 46 years, Connell Purvis; her daughter, Tadge Jefferson and son-in-law, William; her son, Todd Purvis and daughter-in-law, Penny; and six grandchildren: Alma Kathryn and Reid Crouch, Morgan and Logan Jefferson, and Anna and Carla Purvis. Also surviving is her brother, Herbert Lee Everett and his wife, Claudia; nieces: Jessica Rouse and husband, Roy; Addie Taylor and husband, Tommy; great-nieces: Georganna, Olivia and Daphne Rouse, and Isabelle Taylor; and a great-nephew Isaiah Taylor.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Purvis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

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