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Willie Earl Sadberry

Mr. Willie Earl Sadberry of 2280 Highway 33 East, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Metropolitan AME Zion Church with Bishop Leroy Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Bottom Church Cemetery.  Mr. Sadberry was born to the late Josephine Little and Daniel Aldridge of Beaufort County. He was a graduate of P.S. Jones High School and Essex County Community College of Newark, N.J. His careers included EMT Lenox Hill Hospital where he retired and an attendant at Leon Randolph Funeral Home. He was a member of Clay Bottom Missionary Baptist Church where he was a deacon.  Survivors include his wife, Edna C. Sadberry of the home; six daughters, Aletha Guinyard and Jacqueline Smalls, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., Towanda McNeal of Raeford, Roshawn Sadberry of Greenville, Towanda Tomczyk of Hartford, Conn., and Cheryl Bryant of Chocowinity; six sons, Reginald Little of Hopkins, S.C., Anthony and Darrell Hawze, both of Denver, Colo., Sean Crawford of Greenville, Kenneth Fredrick of Chocowinity and Jermaine Fredrick of Grimesland; three sisters, Verna Cogdell of Greenville, Pearlie Corbett of Blounts Creek and Janice Pollard of Washington; one brother, Lester Hooker of Blounts Creek, eight grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The family received friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, and other times at the home.  Arrangements by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, November 29, 2008)

Benjamin Wayne Sadler

Mr. Benjamin Wayne Sadler, age 71, a resident of 267 East Water Street, Belhaven, NC died Tuesday November 23, 2010 at the University Health Systems Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday November 27, 2010 at the Belhaven Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 1:45 PM Saturday November 27, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Sadler family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Carrie Tate Sadler

MAYSVILLE - Carrie Tate Sadler, 85, formerly of Swan Quarter, died January 20, at Britthaven Nursing Home of Jacksonville. Mrs. Sadler was a native of Beaufort County. She was preceded in death by her son, Edward Sadler, and her daughter, Christine Stotesberry. Surviving are four granddaughters: Carol S. Aman and Wanda S. Morton of Maysville, Lisa Stotesberry of Felda, Florida, and Susie Gibbs of Engelhard; and three grandsons: Marty Sadler of Maysville, Curtis and Ernie Stotesberry of Swan Quarter; 14 great-grandchildren; and her son-in-law, Roland Stotesberry of Swan Quarter. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 23, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Maysville with the Rev. George Packer officiating. Burial will be in the Dogwood Memorial Cemetery in Maysville. The family will receive friends at the home of Jack and Carol Aman in Belgrade. (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Thursday, January 23, 1997; pg. 8A)

Emmett Darrell Sadler, Sr.

Mr. Emmett Darrell Sadler, Sr., age 82, a resident of 517 Schoolhouse Road, Belhaven, NC died Friday, November 24, 2006 at the Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday November 28, 2006 at the Bethany United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Linda Rowe. Burial will follow in the Winsteadville Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Skip Mountcastle, Buddy Mountcastle, Donnie Loes, Carroll Selby, Timmy Selby and Cliff Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be David Davis, Greg Davis, Scottie Selby, Ronnie Loes, Gary Loes, Danny Selby, Frank Davis and Ben Selby.  Mr. Sadler was born in Beaufort County on July 31, 1924 son of the late Jesse Sadler and the late Effie Carawan Sadler. He attended Beaufort and Carven County Schools and served his country in the Army during World War II. Mr. Sadler participated in the Campaign of Rhineland where he was wounded in action. He received a Purple Heart and a Combat infantry Badge ribbon with one Bronze Star. Mr. Sadler married the former Jackie Selby on May 8, 1949 who survives. He worked as a truck driver with Selby Land Concepts until his retirement in August of 2001. Mr. Sadler was a member of the Beaufort County Post 15 of the American Legion, a member of the Washington VFW Post 6088 and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  Surviving along with Mr. Sadler’s wife of the home is a son: Emmett “Dee” Sadler, Jr. of Belhaven; a daughter: Jane S. Van Staalduinen and her husband Leonard of Greenville; a brother Royce Sadler of Bridgeton and two grandsons: Ben Van Staalduinen and James Michael Van Staalduinen both of Greenville.  The Sadler family will receive friends at the home located at 517 Schoolhouse Road, Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Sadler family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, November 27, 2006)

Henry M. Sadler

Mr. Henry M. Sadler, 81, of Newport News, Va., died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.  A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News, Va., with Richard Pulsifer officiating. Burial will be private.  Mr. Sadler was born in Washington, but moved early in his life to the Virginia Peninsula where he lived for 40 years. He was a graduate of Newport News High School. He served in the Navy for four years, where he was in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with One Star. He worked for NACA for 10 years and then spent 29 years in banking. He retired from the Bank of Virginia as executive vice president in 1985. He coached basketball, served on PTAs, worked with the Boy Scouts, the Rotarians, the Better Business Bureau and the Virginia College Fund. For many years he was chairman of the National Society to Prevent Blindness. He was married to Betty Sadler, who survives.  Survivors include five children, Carol S. Contarino of Richmond, Va., Henry M. Sadler III of Hawaii, Mark S. Sadler of Roanoke, Va., William P. Sadler of Chesterfield, Va., and Karen K. Sadler of Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Friday at the funeral home following the memorial service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, October 26, 2006)

Kenneth Leroy Sadler, Sr.

Kenneth Leroy “Bunk” Sadler, Sr., age 74, a resident of 950 Stilley Town Road, Blounts Creek, NC died Sunday February 7, 2010 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday February 11, 2010 at Edward Christian Church officiated by Pastor David Linton. Burial will follow in the Lewis Family Cemetery. Danny Taylor, Eddie Congleton, Andy Dixon, Archie Brantley, Doug Neithammer and Gene Williamson will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Burton Gray, Billy Bonner, Bill Parker, Earl Bonner, Wayne Sawyer, Charlie Cutler and Danny Mixon.  Mr. Sadler was born in Beaufort County on March 20, 1935 son of the late Becton Lee Sadler and the late Bertha Congleton Sadler. He attended Washington High School and Edwards Military Academy. Mr. Bunk married the former Helen Marie Scott on February 19, 1955 who survives. He was a member of Edward Christian Church and a true Tar Heel fan. GO HEELS!  Surviving along with his wife Helen of the home are a daughter: Delores S. Williams and her husband Steve of New Bern; a son: Kenneth “Ken” Leroy Sadler, Jr. and his wife Donna of Blounts Creek; three grandchildren: Shannon Smith and Suzanne Smith both of Raleigh and Kendall Sadler of Blounts Creek; a great grandson: Aubin Jamison Sadler of Blounts Creek and a nephew Larry Sadler of Myrtle Beach.   The family will receive friends 1:00 PM Thursday until the funeral hour at Edward Christian Church and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Sadler family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ruby Hopkins Sadler

Mrs. Ruby Hopkins Sadler, 65, of 174 Wells Ave., Washington, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at her home.  A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Belhaven Community Cemetery with pastor Ron Estes officiating.  Wayne Hopkins, Stanley Hopkins, Wayne Sadler, Ben Windley, B.T. Quidley and Jimmy Coltrain will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Sadler was born May 13, 1941, to the late David and Blanch Foster Hopkins. On Sept. 4, 1962, she married William H. Sadler who preceded her in death on July 12, 2000. Mrs. Sadler was a homemaker, an ordained minister and was a member of River City Christian Center.  Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Sadler Osnoe of Washington and Cynthia Sadler Radcliff of Bath; one son, William Randall Sadler Sr. of Washington; one brother, David Stanley Hopkins Jr. of Kill Devil Hills, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home at 174 Wells Ave., Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Sadler family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, October 18, 2006)

 Annie Saliba Saleeby

Mrs. Annie Saliba Saleeby, age 91, a resident of 1498 N. Market St., Washington, died Thursday June 3, 2010.  Graveside services will be 3:00 pm Saturday June 5, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Father Kevin Johnson.  Mrs. Saleeby was born in Dothan, Alabama on November 11, 1918 to the late Abe and Rose Saliba. She was a graduate of Dothan High School and was the class historian. She loved sports including tennis, basketball and swimming. On November 11, 1942 she married Nick N. Saleeby who preceded her in death on October 30, 2009. Mrs. Saleeby was co-owner of the Charcoal House Restaurant in Washington for 45 years and owned and operated with her husband, the Saleeby Restaurant in Chocowinity. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Washington.  Survivors include one daughter, Nickie Ann S. Pittman and husband William of Washington; two sons, Abe. N. Saleeby and wife Beverlee Jean of Washington, William Michael Saleeby and wife Ellen of Morehead City; two grand-daughters, Bobbie Ann Saleeby and Laura Ellen Saleeby and two sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and two sisters-in-law.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home is honored to serve the Saleeby family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Emma T. Saleeby

Miss Emma T. Saleeby, age 98, a resident of 101 West 15th Street, Washington, NC died Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC.  A funeral mass will be held at 11:00a.m. Monday, July, 9, 2012 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church officiated by Father M. Arturo Cabra. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. All are invited to attend a rosary that will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 5:00p.m.-5:30p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. The family will receive friends following the rosary from 5:30pm.-7:00p.m. at the funeral home.  Emma was born in Harstville, SC on April 14, 1914 daughter of the late Nassef and Jessie Saleeby. She was Valedictorian of her high school graduating class in Blytheville, Arkansas. Emma worked for many years in the family business at Saleeby’s restaurant in Chocowinity and the Charcoal House in Washington. She never forgot someone’s birthday, anniversary or any other time of celebration and would send cards of good wishes and original handwritten poetry to many. Emma had a wonderful gift for baking and always remembered her friends as she shared her delicious cakes and brownies. Her life was devoted to God and her family and she was a tireless giver of her time and good deeds to others. Emma was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church where she served as Eucharistic Minister. In 2004, Emma received the Mother Theresa Award from the diocese of Raleigh. Her life was guided by her strong faith and love for God.  In addition to her parents, Emma is preceded in death by four sisters, Mary S. Thompson of Washington, NC, Dorothy Saik of Madison, MS, Josephine Sommers of Richmond, Va. and Martha Tatum of Arkansas; two brothers, Nick and Eli Saleeby both of Washington, NC. Emma is survived by many nieces and nephews from North Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia.  The family wishes to thank the caring and dedicated staff of Vidant Inpatient Hospice, Katie Mobley and her many friends who cared for her and were always there for her in times of need.  “To live by love is to go through life sowing peace and joy in hearts.” St. Theresa, the little flower.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Leslie Davis Saleeby

Ms. Leslie Davis Saleeby, age 78, a resident of 108 Ridgewood Lane, Washington, NC, died Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, NC.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Leonard Hopkins. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery of Washington.  Ms. Saleeby was born in Wilson County on September 9, 1934 to the late Romer Davis and Eva Tetterton Davis. She graduated from Rock Ridge High School in Wilson County. In October 1962, she married Eli Najeeb Saleeby, who preceded her in death on December 6, 1996. Ms. Saleeby had a long career working as a receptionist at Beaufort County Hospital ( now Vidant Beaufort Hospital) having begun working, at the hospital, as a volunteer in 1982. With her husband, Eli, Ms. Saleeby owned and operated several businesses in the area including Beaufort Sporting Center. Ms. Saleeby was a founding member of the A-Z Doll Club of Washington, a member of the Red Hat Society and was a former member of the Women of the Moose. Ms. Saleeby enjoyed collecting dolls and antiques. She was of the Methodist faith.  Ms. Saleeby is survived by two children: Eva Elizabeth Adell Saleeby Ford and husband Jeffrey of Greenville, NC and Michael Najeeb Saleeby and wife Carol of Grifton, NC, five grandchildren: Michael Sean Saleeby of Washington, NC, Joseph Kyle Saleeby of Grifton, NC, Courtney Lane Ford of Asheville, NC, Leanne Ford of Greenville, NC and Shannon Elizabeth Ford of Washington, NC, and a great grandson: Neil Ryan Selby of Washington, NC.  In addition to her parents and husband, Ms. Saleeby is preceded in death by a grandson: Eli Saleeby Lee.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, prior to the service, from 12:30p.m. until the service hour at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, NC. Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Saleeby family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Nick Nasef Saleeby

Mr. Nick Nasef Saleeby, age 92, a resident of 1498 N. Market Street, Washington, died Friday, October 30, 2009 at his home with his family by his side.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Monday, November 2, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington followed by a graveside service at 2:00 PM at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington conducted by Father Kevin Johnson.  Active pallbearers will be Nim Brann, Billy Jay Woolard, Stuart Crandell, Rick Osnoe, Carter Leary, Eli N. Saleeby, Jr., Paul Saik and David Shields.  Honorary pallbearers will be James Lupton, Luke Tetterton, Jim Humphrey, Joe Harrison, Charlie Cline, Robert “Buck” Andrews, Cotton Rawls, C.B. Cooper, John Morgan, Mark Yates, Mac Alligood, Ron Fortescue, Donald D. Bunch, Billy Stancill, Steve Williams, Ed Booth, Bonnie Crisp and the entire Bojangles Coffee and Tea Club.  Mr. Saleeby was born in Hartsville, S.C. on May 5, 1917. He was the son of the late Nasef and Jessie Saleeby. Mr. Saleeby graduated from Blytheville, Ark. High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Saleeby was co-owner and operator of the Charcoal House Restaurant in Washington for 45 years. He later operated Saleeby’s Restaurant with his beloved wife Annie, in Chocowinity. Mr. Saleeby was a former executive vice-president of the Little Mint Food chain.  Mr. Saleeby was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. He was a charter member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club and former member of the Washington Volunteer Fire Department and the City softball Team being a track standout in High School, Mr. Saleeby loved sports, especially golf, hunting and fly rod fishing for bream and bass.  On November 11, 1942, Mr. Saleeby married “His Precious Angel” the former Annie Saliba, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his daughter, Nickie Ann Pittman and her husband William of Washington; his sons, Abe N. Saleeby and his wife, Beverlee of Greenville, William Michael Saleeby and his wife, Ellen of Morehead City; his beloved grandchildren, Bobbie Ann Saleeby of Chapel Hill, Laura Ellen Saleeby of Morehead City and his sisters, Emma Saleeby of Washington and Martha S. Tatum of Russellville, Ark. Along with several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Saleeby was preceded in death by his brother, Eli N. Saleeby and his sisters, Dorothy Saik, Mary Thompson and Josephine S. Somers  In addition to the visitation at the funeral home on Monday, the family will receive friends at other times at the home, located at 1498 N. Market Street, Washington.  The family would like to thank Edie Osnoe, for her faithful and loving friendship; Dotsie Dunlow, for her long time dedication and friendship; Tamara Clark, RN, Evelyn Ross, NA, the staff of Tarheel Home Health and the staff of Asera Care Hospice for their compassionate care.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Saleeby family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Rajie A. Saleeby
April 11, 1956-March 16, 2001

Rajie A. Saleeby, 44, of Temecula died March 16. He was born in Washington, N.C., and was a regional sales manager. Mr. Saleeby served in the Navy and was a member of West Band Masonic Lodge 434 in Lewisville, N.C.  Survivors include his wife, Roslea R. Saleeby; daughter, Katherine Elaine Saleeby of Temecula; sons, James Richard Saleeby and Nicholas Parker Saleeby of Temecula; and sister, Katherine Prescott of Greenville, N.C.  Services were pending.  Arrangements: Caring Cremation Services.  (San Diego Union-Tribune (San Diego, CA) – March 31, 2001)

Cassie Mae Boyd Sales

Mrs. Cassie Mae Boyd Sales, 93, a resident of Williamston Rehabilitation Center and formerly of 581 Union Street in Belhaven, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at Williamston Rehabilitation Center.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Elder Redden Leggett officiating.  Mrs. Sales was born in Beaufort County on July 11, 1915. She was the daughter of the late William Boyd and Willie Sykes Green. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to David Sales Sr., who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Paul Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Survivors include one son, David Sales Jr. of the home; two sisters, Mildred Irwin and Dorothy Knox-Bell, both of Belhaven; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, September 12, 2008)

Elgin Jerome Salisbury

Master Elgin Jerome Salisbury, 13, of 360 Turkey Trot Road, No. 1, Washington, died Thursday, April 20, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in The Assembly of The Children of God, Washington, with Elder James Beatty officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Master Salisbury was born in Pitt County on June 26, 1992. He was the son of Willa Smith Latham and Jerry Louis Salisbury and the stepson of Donnie Earl Latham. Survivors include three brothers, Michael Spruill, Quincy Spruill and Tyrell Salisbury, all of Washington; two sisters, Kishea Spruill and Tarsha Spruill, both of Washington, and his grandmother, Shirley Fleetwood of Richmond, Va.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, April 22, 2006)

John Anthony Sanchez

Mr. John Anthony Sanchez, 54, of Washington, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007.  A funeral will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Triumph Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. C.B. Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Crandol family cemetery.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Dickens Funeral Service, Inc., of Tarboro.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, January 5, 2008)

Mildred Butler Sanderford

Mildred Butler Sanderford of Cary, NC, died August 16, 2007, at the age of 101. She was born in Chocowinity, the eldest daughter of Laura and Frank Butler, and grew up in nearby Washington, NC, where she was educated in the public schools before going on to North Carolina State College for Women (now UNC-G). A member of the class of 1927, she majored in English and education; taught school in Bath and Milton; and in 1927, married Everett C. Sanderford of Raleigh.  In 1936, Mildred and Everett moved to Cary where they spent the rest of their lives. Both were devoted to family, church, and community. Mildred particularly valued formal education and life-long learning. She was a leader in Cary Woman’s Club and its early efforts at community beautification: some of the club’s plantings of flowering trees and shrubs still enhance the historic district. During WWII, she contributed to the war effort not just by helping with her victory garden and canning much of what she grew, but especially by returning to teaching. She was the first garden editor of The Cary News and a founding member of the Cary Garden Club. In 2002, the club honored her with a life membership in the Garden Club of North Carolina. She was also a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Cary and recently of Westwood Baptist Church.  Her husband, Everett, her sister, Laura Meredith Benton, her brother, John Butler, and two sons-in-law, Harold McEntire and William Marley, preceded her in death. She is survived by her three daughters, Patricia Gruber and husband, Ira of Bellaire, TX, Everette Claire Marley of Cary, and Barbara McEntire of Cary; sister, Dorothy Wright of Washington and Hope Mills, NC and her sons; and 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild — all of whom will greatly miss her nurturing and love.  Mildred’s family will receive friends at Westwood Baptist Church, 200 Westhigh St., Cary on Saturday morning, August 25, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Funeral services will begin an hour later at the church with burial following at Hillcrest Cemetery in Cary.  Mildred’s family wishes to express its appreciation to Dr. James Parsons for his humane practice of medicine; to Mary, Ruth, and Joanne for their many kindnesses in attending Mother; and to the staff of Mayview Convalescent Center and of Wake County Hospice for their care and wise guidance.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, August 19, 2007)

Lorita Bridgman Sanders

Mrs. Lorita Bridgman Sanders, age 54, a resident of Belhaven went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday September 24, 2012 while at the home of her daughter in Greenville, NC.  A funeral service will be held 11 AM Thursday September 27, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. Services will be officiated by Pastor Barbara Dellano, Pastor Ann Baines and Pastor William Sanders. Burial will follow in Odd Fellow Cemetery of Belhaven. Michael Valverde, Ronnie Hopkins, Scott McDonald, Bobby Harper, William Lanier and James “Porky” Lynn will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Sanders was born in Beaufort County on January 8, 1958 daughter of the late Allen Dale Bridgman and the late Virginia Fay Waters Bridgman. She was a graduate of Pungo Christian Academy of Belhaven and continued her Christian education at Emmanuel College and School of Christian Ministries in Franklin Springs, GA where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries. Mrs. Sanders was a minister with Redemption Glory Ministries and an ordained minister with Cross Country World Missions. She ministered in ten countries and across the United States. Mrs. Sanders married William Darrell Sanders on August 16, 1980 who survives.  Surviving along with Mrs. Sanders’ husband William of the home is a daughter: Malina Sanders Rodriguez and her husband Giovanni Valverde of Greenville and two brothers: Kirby Bridgman and wife Marlyn of Fuquay Varina, NC and Colin Bridgman and wife Anita of the Pamlico Beach community of Belhaven. Mrs. Sanders was predeceased by a son: Jeremy William Sanders on March 20, 2002.  The family will receive friends 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Wednesday September 26, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of Mrs. Sanders’ daughter, Malina, located at 1912 B Cambria Dr., Greenville, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Sanders family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lula Mae Bryant Sanders

Mrs. Lula Mae Bryant Sanders, 58, of 706 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Word of Life Worship Center (formerly Mt. Sinia Church), Washington, with Bishop Aaron McCarter officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield and Whitley Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Sanders was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 8, 1948. She was the daughter of the late Catherine Bryant Dixon and Bennie Carter. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She was a day care provider with Tender Love Day Care, Washington. She was a member of Word of Life Worship Center, Washington.  Survivors include one daughter, Jasmine Bryant of Chocowinity; five sons, Aaron Bryant of Chocowinity, Milton Bryant and Robert Bryant, both of Garner, and Thomas Bryant and Troy Century, both of Washington; her grandmother, Charlotte Roberson of Baltimore, Md.; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be held today from 2-8 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 28, 2006)

Maxine Curry Sandy

Mrs. Maxine Curry Sandy, 78, of 139 Honey Pod Farm Road, Washington, NC, died Monday, May 12, 2008 at the home of her daughter, Kathleen Warner in Roswell, GA.  A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 18, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church of Washington, NC with The Rev. Darryl Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Dr. Radford Pugh, Dr. Fred Howdy, Dr. David Howdy, Dr. Frank Stallings, Mr. Edward Smith, Mr. Wayne Broome, Dr. Marshall Taylor, Dr. Carney Taylor, Dr. Dave Tayloe, Mr. Harvey Dixon and Mr. Dale Brown will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC and other times at the home.  Mrs. Sandy was born December 30, 1929 in Dravosburg, PA.  She was the daughter of the late George Arnold Curry and Hazel Marie Wisser Curry.  She was the loving wife of Dr. Robert  Sandy for 56 years, who survives.  Mrs. Sandy was a graduate of Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA.  She was a registered nurse and worked with Dr. Jonas Salk.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she was a former Sunday School and kindergarten teacher and also worked in the church kitchen.  Maxine took great pleasure in pursuing her favorite hobbies; a love of art, painting, and cooking.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Sandy is survived by one daughter, Kathleen Warner and husband, Harvey of Roswell, GA; two sons, Robert E. Sandy, II and wife, Tina of Raleigh, NC, and Joseph A. Sandy and wife, Sally of Morganton, NC; one sister, Dianne C. Winfield and husband, Dr. Grey Winfield of Hickory, NC; and seven grandchildren, Lauren and Anna Warner, Timothy, Hannah and Robert Sandy, III, and Joey and Patrick Sandy..  She was preceded in death by her mother and father, and two brothers, Garry D. Curry  and Arnold C. Curry.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Evelyn Tetterton Sanford

Mrs. Evelyn Tetterton Sanford, age 86, a resident of 308 Smaw Road, Washington, died Monday, March 31, 2008.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington conducted by Rev. James Greene.  The following will serve as honorary pallbearers: Jerry Woolard, Don Berry, Jim Hatcher, Curtis Atkins, Frankie Waters, Jim Kea, Steve Peele, and Jerry Cole.  Mrs. Sanford was born in Beaufort County on September 28, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Charles Bonner Tetterton and Edith Gurkins Tetterton Bell. Mrs. Sanford was a homemaker. She was a charter member of the Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church.  On March 24, 1935, Mrs. Sanford married Charles Simuel Sanford, who preceded her in death, June 28, 1973. While her husband served in the Army, Mrs. Sanford was a member of the Army Women’s Auxiliary and continued to support the auxiliary after her husband's retirement.   Mrs. Sanford is survived by three daughters, Evelyn Elizabeth “Lib” Lewis and her husband, Ted of Washington, Brenda Faye Eberhardt and her husband, George of Springfield. Missouri, Norma Jean “Cammie Jo” Philastre and her husband, Phil of Kingwood, Texas; two sisters, Erma Cutler Alligood of Creswell, Della Peele Lassiter of Washington; five grandchildren, Lee Smith and his wife, Evelyn, Tracey Smith and her husband, Ed, Sanford Charles Philastre and his wife, Martha, Debra Sunderwirth, Diane Eberhardt; seven great grandchildren, Ashley Chan, Ryan Smith, Brad Smith, Amber Waters, Devin Sunderwirth, Jonathan Sunderwirth and Preston Sunderwirth and three great great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, a sister, Helen Singleton and a brother, Charles Bonner “C.B.” Tetterton, Jr. preceded Mrs. Sanford in death.  The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 PM Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Lib Lewis, 310 Smaw Road, Washington.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Sanford family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, April 1, 2008)

Evelyn Bragg Sapp

Evelyn Bragg Sapp, 77, a homemaker, died Nov. 24 at Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol Township.  Mrs. Sapp was born in Washington, N. C., and lived in Bristol Borough for 50 years. During the 1950s, she operated a small restaurant in Bristol Borough for several years.  She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Bristol Borough and the Twilight Temple Lodge 106, Bristol Township.  Her husband, William C. Sapp, died in 1983.  She is survived by five daughters, Vivian Smith, Bertha Currington, Rosalie Sapp, Louise Ormond and Stephanie Young; two brothers; 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  Services were held Tuesday at Bethel A.M.E. Church. Burial was in Bristol Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by P. Rosamond Gray, funeral director, Bristol Township.  (The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) – December 3, 1989; pg. B39)

Maxwell Ray Sargent, Jr.

Maxwell "Max" Ray Sargent, Jr. age 48 a resident 80 South Robin Lane, Bath, NC died Monday, November 12, 2012.  A funeral service will be held at 7:00PM Friday, November 16, 2012 at Bayview Community Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 6:00PM until the funeral hour.  Max was born on May 12, 1964 in Riverside County California the son of the late Maxell Ray Sargent, Sr. and Jo Marie Collins. Mr. Sargent worked in construction with Tyson Construction. He had a great love for music and enjoyed playing golf whenever possible. Spending time with his grandson Remington was the thing he enjoyed most. Mr. Sargent is survived by, fiancée Sue Harris of Bath, NC; mother, Jo Marie Collins of New Bern, NC; a brother, Rudy Lynch of Leland, NC; two sisters, Betsy Stalls of Leland, NC and Della Cruz of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; an aunt Lola Fornes and husband Dennis of   Grantsboro, NC; an uncle Ponce Ham and wife Mary Ellen of Oriental, NC; two step children, Anthony West of Bayview, NC and Brandy Harris of Washington, NC and grandson Remington West of Bayview, NC.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Sargent family.   (Pamlico Funeral Service)

Linda Heggie Satchel

Mrs. Linda Heggie Satchel, 56, of 550 Mary St., Chocowinity, died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Beech Grove FWB Church with pastor Paul Foxworth officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Satchel was born in Beaufort County. She was married to Robert Satchel, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Beech Grove FWB Church, where she served on the stewards, mother board, trustee board and was a member of the choir.  Survivors include one daughter, Penny Stokes of Winterville; two sons, Gregory Heggie of Charlotte, and Robert Cedric Satchel of Raleigh; four sisters, Chris Powell and Gloria Walker, both of Chocowinity, Brenda George of Vanceboro, and Teresa Chapman of Pinetown; one brother, Marion German of Chocowinity; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Wesley Heggie.  The family will receive friends Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Beech Grove FWB Church and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Blake Phillips Funeral Services, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 13, 2007)

Jesse Bright Satchwell

Jesse Bright Satchwell, 52, of Grimesland, died Monday at Beaufort County Hospital.  Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Greenville with the Rev. Dan Earnhardt officiating.  Burial was in Trinity Church Cemetery.  He was a native of Beaufort County, was married to Shirley Hudson Satchwell.  He was an electrician prior to his retirement 6 years ago and was employed by O'Neal Electric Co. and Stewart Shinn Contractor.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Angela Wooster of Baytown, Texas; two step-daughters: Cathy Woolard of Washington and Lisa Tolston of Wilmington; his mother, Mrs. Pearlie Satchwell of Grimesland; three sisters: Mrs. Verna Weeks of Washington, Mrs. Beth Ciriclio of Chocowinity and Mrs. Phyllis Zochchi of the Bronx, NY; and two grandchildren.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 7, 1989; pg. 5)

Augustus Windley Satterthwaite, Jr.

Mr. Augustus Windley Satterthwaite Jr., 37, of 6249 Clark’s Neck Road, Washington, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Word of Life Worship Center in Washington with Bishop Aaron McCarter officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Satterthwaite was born May 19, 1971, in Norfolk, Va. He was the son of Mary Peele Satterthwaite and the late Augustus Windley Satterthwaite Sr. He graduated from Northside High School in Pinetown. He did further studies at Beaufort County Community College, Washington. His employment was as a forklift builder with NAACO Manufacturing Company. He was a member of Word of Life Worship Center, Washington.  On Jan. 30, 1995, he was married to Fenita Briley Satterthwaite who survives.  Survivors include one daughter, Ebony Satterthwaite of the home; two sons, Jaleel Satterthwaite and Ja Mauri Satterthwaite, both of the home; five brothers, Marvin Peele of Fayetteville, Gerry Satterthwaite of Chocowinity, Mitchell Satterthwaite of Greenville, Derrick Satterthwaite and Kelton Columbus, both of Washington; seven sisters, Cynthia Neal of Iowa, Tammy S. Waters of Washington, Tina Raye of Chocowinity, Tracey Satchel of Bath, Sheba Satterthwaite, Shena Mackey and Angelica Nelson, all of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home, 6249 Clark’s Neck Road, Washington, and also at the home of his mother, Mary Satterthwaite, 805 E. Sixth St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, September 6, 2008)

Charlie Eugene Satterthwaite, Jr.

Mr. Charlie Eugene Satterthwaite Jr., 67, of 222 Alleghany Road, Santee, S.C., and formerly of Belhaven, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Woodstock Free Will Baptist Church, Belhaven, with Elders Redden Leggett and Horace Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Satterthwaite was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 21, 1939. He was the son of the late Lillian S. Satterthwaite and Charlie Satterthwaite Sr. He attended and graduated from the Beaufort County schools. He retired from Golden “D” Meat Packing Company, Brooklyn, N.Y. He was first married to Velma Lanier Satterthwaite, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 10, 1992, he married Nancy Taylor Satterthwaite, who survives. He was a member of Holly Grove Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Belhaven.  Survivors include seven daughters, Denise Willis Tyson and Charlene Renee McNeil, both of Greenville, Charisse Taylor and Shirley Taylor, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Francine Taylor and Sharon Denise Taylor, both of Bronx, N.Y., and Annette Taylor of Manhattan, N.Y.; six sons, Dewayne Lanier of Bath, Charles Bryon Satterthwaite of Atlantic City, N.J., Darren Satterthwaite and Keith Satterthwaite, both of Greenville, Harold Taylor of New York, N.Y., and Rayshawn Smith of Santee, S.C.; three sisters, Joyce Arthur, Mary Moore and Lisbon Spencer, all of Belhaven; one brother, John William Satterthwaite of Belhaven; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Stewart and Eleanor McCloud and one brother, Archie Satterthwaite.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, November 17, 2006)

Earl T. Satterthwaite

PLYMOUTH - Earl T. Satterthwaite, 80, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Born in Beaufort County, he was the son of the late Eustus and Nettie Nixon Satterthwaite and was preceded in death by his brothers, Guy Satterthwaite and Richard Satterthwaite. Mr. Satterthwaite was a retired utility mechanic with Weyerhauser Corporation for 34 years and member of Zion's Chapel Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army-Air Force veteran of World War II with service in Iceland. His family includes his wife of 58 years, Martha Copeland Satterthwaite of Plymouth; daughters, Judy S. Wobbleton of Plymouth and Martha S. Hobby of Winterville; son, Joe Satterthwaite of Plymouth; sisters, Doris S. Johnson of Belhaven and Helen Satterthwaite of Pantego; brothers, Jim Satterthwaite of Pantego and Bruce Satterthwaite of Rocky Mount; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Zion's Chapel Church of Christ, Roper, with Mark Wilmoth officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Zion's Chapel Church of Christ and other times at the residence. Arrangements by Maitland Memorial Chapel.  (Greenville Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Monday, August 4, 2008)

Guy Franklin Satterthwaite

BELHAVEN - Guy Franklin Satterthwaite, 61, supervisor of the Belhaven Street Department, died Friday night at his home at 202 Washington St. in Belhaven.  He was born in Beaufort County on March 22, 1924, the son of the late U. Thomas Satterthwaite and Nettie Nixon Satterthwaite of Belhaven.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II.  A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Community Cemetery in Belhaven with the Rev. Linwood Adams officiating.  Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Eleise B. Satterthwaite; two sons, Larry Satterthwaite of Belhaven and Tommy Satterthwaite of Hiddleburg, Miss.; one daughter, Mrs. Carol Carrowan of Bath; three brothers: Earl Satterthwaite of Plymouth, Jim Satterthwaite of Pantego and Bruce Satterthwaite of Belhaven; and two sisters: Mrs. Doris Johnston and Miss Helen Satterthwaite, both of Belhaven.  Visitation will be at the home at 202 Washington St.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral home.  (unknown 1985 Beaufort County newspaper) [Kindly submitted by Pat Richard]

Marvin L. Satterthwaite

Mr. Marvin L. Satterthwaite, 45, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, in Cocoa, Fla.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Temple of Jesus Christ United Church in Washington with pastor Anthony Saxton of Rochester, N.Y., officiating.  Mr. Satterthwaite was born Nov. 11, 1961, in Beaufort County. He was the son of Evalena Satterthwaite and Marvin “Red” Little. He graduated from Washington High School. His employment was with NASA in Florida. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was married to Jackie Roberts Satterthwaite, who survives.  Survivors include two daughters, Lashana Satterthwaite and Danielle Satterthwaite, both of Cocoa, Fla.; two brothers, Tyrone Satterthwaite of Washington and Taquan Little of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four sisters, Veronica S. Chapman of Newport News, Va., Tadra Satterthwaite of Washington, and Hilda Little and Evelyn Little, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Tadra Satterthwaite, 989 W. Ninth St., Washington.  Local arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, October 26, 2007)

Ora Lee Ebison Satterthwaite

Mrs. Ora Lee Ebison Satterthwaite, 85, of 1110 Thompson Lane, Washington, died Tuesday, March 16, 2006, at home. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Mount Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Bishop Samuel Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Satterthwaite was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 11, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Freeman Ebison Sr. and Adora S. Ebison. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She was married to Andrew Satterthwaite, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Mount Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), where she served on the Mother Board and in several auxiliaries.  Survivors include one sister, Gennie L. Ward of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, May 19, 2006)

Willie Ralph Satterthwaite

Mr. Willie Ralph “Flute” Satterthwaite, 90, of 125 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y., and formerly of Belhaven, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Woodstock Free Will Baptist Church, Sidney community, Belhaven, with the Rev. Donald Peartree officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Satterthwaite was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 21, 1918. He was the son of the late John and Nellie Water Satterthwaite. He attended the public schools of Ransonville. He retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation. He was married to Nancy Moore Satterthwaite, who survives. He was a member of Woodstock Free Will Baptist Church, Belhaven.  Survivors include four daughters, Linda Daniels and Delois Satterthwaite, both of Chocowinity, Erma Harris of Belhaven, and Nellie Satterthwaite of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three sons, Elbert Satterthwaite and Frankie Harris, both of Washington, and Willie Satterthwaite of Norfolk, Va.; 52 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Viewing will be held today from 2-7 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington. The family will receive friends at the home of his son, Elbert Satterthwaite, 816 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, April 12, 2008)

Georgia Fonville Saunders

Georgia Fonville Saunders of the 2600 block of King Court, a retired sales clerk, died July 17, 1993, in Sentara Hampton General Hospital.  Mrs. Saunders was born in Aurora, N.C., and was the widow of Samuel T. Saunders Sr. She was retired from Gates Theatrical Costumes Co., Norfolk, and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church Berkley in Norfolk and the Workers for Christ Circle.  Survivors include three sons, Samuel T. Saunders Jr. and Wilbert E. Saunders of Chesapeake and Paul G. Saunders Sr. of Hampton; five sisters, Vera F. Smith and Maggie F. Brickhouse of Chesapeake, Helen F. Taylor and Evaughn F. Bryant of Baltimore and Mable F. Daniels of Norfolk; one brother, Chester Fonville of Chesapeake; three grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law, Frances G. Saunders of Hampton.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Zion Baptist Church Berkley, Norfolk, by the Rev. Dr. Charles Hart. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Fitchett Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – July 20, 1993; pg. D2)

Mary L. Saunders

Mary L. Saunders, 90, of the 1000 block of Centre Ave., died April 30, 2001.  Born in Bath, N.C., she was the widow of Joseph M. Saunders Sr. and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she was active as a Deaconess Emeritus.  Mrs. Saunders is survived by three sons, Joseph M. Saunders Jr., John E. Saunders and Walter G. Saunders; two sisters, Josephine Freeman and Kattie Benito; four grandchildren, Gwendolyn M. Washington, Patricia Saunders Nixon, Jacqueline L. Herbert and Joseph M. Saunders III; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church by the Rev. Wayne Robinson. Burial will be held in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 3, 2001; pg. B6)

Lillie Beatrice Mann Saunderson

Mrs. Lillie Beatrice Mann Saunderson, 70, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and formerly of Pantego died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Cobble Hill Nursing Home in Brooklyn. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Morning Star Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Pantego with Elder Andrew Boomer Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery in Pantego.  Mrs. Saunderson was born Jan. 19, 1936, in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Sarah Credle Mann and John Hilton Mann. She attended the public schools of Beaufort County. She was married to Artis Lee Saunderson, who preceded her in death. She was employed as head waitress and business partner of her husband at the 3-D Restaurant in Brooklyn. She was a member of Morning Star Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Survivors include her children, Ronnie Saunderson, Aonie Saunderson, Donnie Saunderson, Connie Saunderson, Vonnie Saunderson, Lonnie Saunderson, Bonnie Saunderson and Barry White; a sister, Eva Mae Mason of Pantego; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Mason.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  .  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, April 2, 2006)

Mary-Lee Saunderson

Ms. Mary-Lee Saunderson, 53, of New York and formerly of Pantego, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006.  Ms. Saunderson was the daughter of Reuben and Ida Mann Saunderson of Pantego. She had made her home in New York since graduating from the former Pantego High School.  Survivors include one daughter; one son; five sisters including Hortense Saunderson Whitney of Pantego and two brothers. Condolences may be sent to the Saunderson family in care of Armstrong Funeral Home, 822 Saint Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11216.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, December 6, 2006)

Christine McLawhorn Sawyer

Christine McLawhorn Sawyer, 81, died Friday, June 13, 1997, in Greenville Villa.  Mrs. Sawyer, a native of Beaufort County, had lived most of her life in the Calico community.  Survivors include five daughters, Betty L. James of Norfolk, Patricia Williams of New Bern, Sally S. King of Littleton, Rebecca S. Kight of Chesapeake, Naomi Telliho of Sagerton, Pa.; four sons, Bud Sawyer, Mickey Sawyer and Donnelle Sawyer, all of Greenville, and Kenneth G. ''Tadpole'' Sawyer of Calico; sister, Estelle Guthrie of Chocowinity; 30 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.  Mrs. Sawyer was preceded in death by her grandson, Christopher Scott Kight of Chesapeake.  A funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. today in Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – June 15, 1997; pg. B7)

Darlene Kittrell Sawyer

Darlene Kittrell Sawyer, 46, of the 1200 block of N. Highway 343, died June 24, 2002. She was born in Washington, N.C., the daughter of Bobbie B. Kittrell of Portsmouth and the late M. Heyward Kittrell and was the wife of Cecil Sawyer of the home.  Besides her husband and mother, Mrs. Sawyer is survived by a daughter, Melissa Lang of Shreveport, La.; a son, Oscar Heyward Goff of Shawboro, N.C.; two stepsons, Cecil Duane Sawyer of South Mills, N.C., and John Louis Sawyer of Erie, Pa.; a sister, Debbie Adams of Portsmouth; a brother, Michael Kittrell of Portsmouth and four grandchildren.  A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Northside Chapel by the Rev. Johnny Ikner. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the residence of Sallie Adams, 1264 N. Highway 343, South Mills, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – June 26, 2002; pg. B7)

Dewey James Sawyer, Jr.

Dewey James Sawyer, Jr., 71, formerly of Edenton, died Friday, June 28, 2002, in the Veteran's Health Center, Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Mr. Sawyer was born in Bath, N.C., and was the son of the late Dewey J. Sr. and Mary Bembridge Sawyer. A disabled veteran, he had served in the United States Navy.  Surviving are cousins and extended family.  Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Beaver Hill Cemetery, Edenton. Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – July 1, 2002; pg. B6)

Don Carrow Sawyer

Mr. Don Carrow Sawyer, 68, of 143 Riverside Road, Washington, died Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside funeral service will be held at High Noon, Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery with The Rev. Don Wiesner officiating. Aubrey Moore, Hal Parker, Roy Parker, Fred Willis, Ansil MacMillan and Bill Paulson will serve as pallbearers. The Board Members of the Washington Yacht and Country Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at his home.  Don was born August 27, 1939 in Beaufort County, son of the late Virginia Carrow Sawyer and Bennie Franklin Sawyer. In 1962, he married the former Betsy Patrick. Don served in the U.S. Army and in 1969, he went to work as a sales representative for American Tobacco Co. He worked his way up to District Sales Manager and retired from the company January 11, 1995. After retirement, he helped his son at Flemings Front End Service until cancer struck in 2007. Don put up a long, hard fight.  Don was an avid boater. He served as Commodore of the Washington Yacht Club for three years and on the board for eight years. He was on the Board of Directors of the Washington Yacht and Country Club, where he worked very hard for the betterment of the club. It was his passion.  Survivors include his wife, Betsy Patrick Sawyer; his son, Don Sawyer, Jr.; grandchildren, Sarah Catherine Sawyer and Don Sawyer, III; his brother, Terry Sawyer and wife, Alida of Washington; nephews, T.J. Sawyer and wife, Jamie of Greenville and Matthew and Daniel Sawyer of Washington; and his father-in-law, Dennis W. Patrick and wife, Joyce of Greenville.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Sawyer family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, February 22, 2008)

Elizabeth Ruth Stevens Sawyer

Mrs. Elizabeth Ruth Stevens Sawyer, 84, of 353 Wright’s Creek Road, Belhaven, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, with Dean Fulford Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill.  Timothy Sawyer, Bryan Sawyer, Jonathan Sawyer, Bobby Furman, Larry Huffman and Walter Murl Johnson will serve as pallbearers. Anthony Furman will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Mrs. Sawyer was born in Petersburg, Va., on July 24, 1923. She was the daughter of the late John Harry and Hester Penelope Grammar Stevens. She was married to Ira Bonner Sawyer, who preceded her in death Dec. 19, 2001. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pamlico Beach Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include her children, Donald Furman of Blounts Creek, Claudette Kelly, William Seth Sawyer, Bonner Sawyer and Teresa Huffman, all of Belhaven; one sister, Virginia Flemming of Washington; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Nelson Furman; one brother, John Harry Stevens; one sister, Naomi Stevens and one granddaughter, Jessica Huffman.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, March 8, 2008)

 Ervie Braxton Sawyer

Ervie Braxton Sawyer, 85, of Roanoke, Va., formerly of Belhaven N.C. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 14, 2010. Mr. Sawyer was a member of Harvest Ministries Church in Roanoke.  He served in the U. S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 during World War II and he retired as a yard conductor after 38 years of employment at Norfolk Southern Railroad. A talented singer and musician, Mr. Sawyer sang gospel music with the Joy Quarter for 25 years and with the Old Time Gospel Singers for six years.  He often was a featured singer at various church and community events.  Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Millie Ayers Sawyer; daughter, Janet Gardner and husband, Sammy; a son, David Sawyer and wife, Ronnie; two step-daughters, Theresa Baldwin and husband, Dwain, Voner Spencer and husband, Bruce; step-son, Senior Master Sergeant Clinton Ayers and wife, Amy; a brother, Leonard Sawyer; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Metrew D. and Mable Green Sawyer; his first wife, Evelyn Nixon Sawyer; a brother, Leroy Sawyer and a sister, Lelia Morris.  A celebration of his life was held on Monday in Roanoke, Va.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 a Belhaven Community Cemetery in Belhaven.  The family will visit with friends for the half hour prior to the service.  Serving as pallbearers will be Rodger Sawyer, Lenny Sawyer, Jack Willard, Dennis Sawyer, Danny Sawyer and Paul Van Gyzen.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

G. Harold Sawyer

Mr. G. Harold Sawyer, 86, a resident of 200 Pine Street, Ridgewood, Washington, NC died Saturday, September 01, 2007 at Ridgewood Manor.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 11:00 a.m. at Harvest Church with Ron Estes and Tad Tankard officiating. Burial will follow in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Monday night , September 3, 2007 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home.  Mr. Sawyer was born in Beaufort County on July 11, 1921. He was the son of the late Grover Edward Sawyer and Cassie Woolard Sawyer. On August 10, 1941 he married Minnie Trueblood his beloved wife off 66 years who survives. He graduated from Washington High School. After graduation he served his country in the United States Army where he served for seven years in the Artillery Division as a Staff Sergeant. Mr. Sawyer then attended the New York School of Mechanical Dentistry. He returned to Washington where he owned and operated the Washington Dental Lab for 50 years. He also served as a Lay Minister at Asbury United Methodist Church.  Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Grover H. Sawyer, Jr. and wife Carol of Washington and Philip Rodney Sawyer and wife Paula of Ellicott City, MD. Three grandchildren, Jason E. Sawyer of Austin, TX, Brendan M. Sawyer of Rock Hill, SC, David M. Sawyer of Ellicott City, MD., and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Hilton Sawyer.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Gerald Elwood Sawyer

Mr. Gerald Elwood Sawyer, age 73, a resident of 1730 John Small Ave., Washington, died Thursday, November 11, 2010.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill and will be conducted by Medford Hopkins. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  Mr. Sawyer was born in Beaufort County on February 27, 1937 to the late Ivey Franklin Sawyer and Lucy Robbins Sawyer.  Survivors include one sister, Frankie Jones of Washington; two nieces, Debbie Jones and husband Vann of Washington, Tammy Jones of Washington and one nephew, Billy Jones and wife Phyllis of Washington.  Arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Helen Sasnett Sawyer

Mrs. Helen Sasnett Sawyer, age 94, a resident of 48 Cox Road, Washington died Friday afternoon, December 22, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday December 24, 2006 at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington officiated by Rev. Darryl Evans. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Tony Sawyer, David Sawyer, Brian Windley, Neal Windley, Steven Windley, George Sawyer and Jakob Reinink will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Sawyer was born in Beaufort County on July 6, 1912, daughter of the late Joshua Sasnett and Cassie Braddy Sasnett. In February 1934, she married Willie R. Sawyer, who preceded her in death on July 23, 1974. Mrs. Sawyer was retired as a seamstress with Samson Shirt Factory. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Washington.  She is survived by her children: Ray Sawyer and his wife, Carol of Washington and Linda Windley and her husband, Donald of Selma; her brother: Russell Sasnett of Charlotte; her grandchildren: Tony Sawyer, David Sawyer, Rae Jean Reinink, Brian Windley, Neal Windley, Steven Windley; her great grandchildren: George Sawyer, Avery Reinink, Jakob Reinink, Janna Reinink, Leah Windley, Logan Windley and Ava Windley; her sister-in-law: Janet Sasnett; niece, Leigh Tetterton whose love and attention to her was very special; many nieces and nephews and devoted family friend, Ann Gabsch Cherry.  In addition to her husband and parents, her son, James Frederick “Fred” Sawyer, preceded her in death on October 10, 1965. She is also preceded in death by her sisters: Jessie Cameron and Wenona Jones and her brothers: Mayhew Sasnett, Warren Sasnett and Bonnie Sasnett.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday December 23rd at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  The family wishes to thank the staff of Britthaven, especially the 200 Hall, for their love and attention to Mrs. Sawyer.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Sawyer Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Hilton Earl Sawyer

WASHINGTON - Mr. Hilton Earl Sawyer, age 83, a resident of 145 Honey Pod Farm Road, Washington, NC died Tuesday morning, March 28, 2006, at his home.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Washington. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday March 30, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Complete arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, March 29, 2006)

Mr. Hilton Earl Sawyer, age 83, a resident of 145 Honey Pod Farm Road, Washington, N.C., died Tuesday morning, March 28, 2006, at his home.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Washington officiated by the Rev. Ray Wittman. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Grover Sawyer, Rodney Sawyer, Cliff McCabe, Fritz Tanner Sr., Jim Vosburgh and Mat Tanner will serve as pallbearers. The Kiwanis Club of Washington and Jimmy Johnson will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Sawyer was born in Beaufort County on March 17, 1923, son of the late Grover Sawyer and Cassie Woolard Sawyer. He was a 1942 graduate of Washington High School and attended George Washington University. On July 26, 1943, he married the former Helen Jones, who survives. He served his country in the U.S. Navy.  Mr. Sawyer worked in retail sales with Kenneys and Belks, and in 1950 purchased his own business. He was owner/operator of Hilton’s Men Shop. During the past 55 years, he has provided men’s clothing to Beaufort and surrounding counties and was known as an icon for downtown Washington. Mr. Sawyer was a member of the Historical Downtown Washington Merchants Association, a member of the Washington Jaycees and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Washington for 45 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Washington for 56 years. He served as treasurer and on the Administrative Board of the church. Mr. Sawyer loved to fish and garden and was an avid Duke fan.  In addition to Helen, his wife of 62 years, he is survived by his two daughters, Patricia “Tish” Moore and her husband, Dr. Mike Moore, and Sheila Tanner and her husband, Fritz Tanner Jr., all of Washington; his grandchildren, Gretchen Moore Heiler, Gwyn Moore McCabe, Mat Tanner, Elizabeth Tanner and Ann Hunt Tanner; his great grandchildren, Collin Heiler and Sadie Heiler; and his brother, Harold G. Sawyer and his wife, Minnie, of Washington; and nephews, Grover Sawyer and Rodney Sawyer.  The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Sawyer family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, March 30, 2006)

Ivan Neal Sawyer, Sr.

Mr. Ivan Neal Sawyer, Sr., 61, a resident 1139 CBH Lodge Road, Washington, NC died Friday, December 16, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.  A funeral service will be held 11:00a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Burial will follow in Jackson Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of his mother; Gretchel Watson located at 5165 Long Ridge Road, Pinetown.  Complete Arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Katie Chambers Sawyer

Mrs. Katie Chambers Sawyer, age 68, a resident of 476 Up The Lane, Pantego, NC died Tuesday February 21, 2012 at her home.  A graveside memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday February 24, 2012 at the Jones-Russ Cemetery, located near the home, officiated by Maggie Simpiney-Mensah.  Mrs. Sawyer was born in the Terra Ceia Community of Pantego on January 3, 1944 daughter of the late Dallas Clinton Chambers and the late Carrie Missouri Cuthrell Chambers. She was a 1962 graduate of Pantego High School who attended Beaufort County Community College and East Carolina University. Mrs. Sawyer was a graduate of the Harrell’s Hair Design of Washington. She married Edgar Thornton “E.T.” Sawyer, Jr. on December 27, 1964 who survives. Mrs. Sawyer was a member of Terra Ceia Church of Christ.  Surviving along with Mrs. Sawyer’s husband E.T. Sawyer of the home are three sons: Thornton Sawyer of Bath, Neal Sawyer of Pantego and Loyd Sawyer of Colonial Heights, VA; five sisters: Mary Gibbs of Belhaven, Ann Morgan of Plymouth, Carolyn Sullivan of Bath, Marie Russ of Pantego and Doris Wallace of Pantego and five grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home located at 476 Up The Lane, Pantego, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Sawyer family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Leonard Donald Sawyer

Mr. Leonard Donald Sawyer, age 82, a resident of 571 Avenue Rd. Washington, NC and a former resident of Belhaven died Sunday January 20, 2013 at River Trace Nursing Center of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm Wednesday January 23, 2013 at Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery. Dennis Morris, Roger Sawyer, Jeffery Biddix, Chad Bond, Jerry Cuthrell and Scott Collum will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Hines, Donny Morris and Danny Morris.  Mr. Sawyer was born in Hyde County on October 7, 1930 son of the late Metrew Donald Sawyer and the late Mabel Green Sawyer. He was a 1949 graduate of J. A. Wilkinson High School and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He served during the Vietnam and Korea eras and retired as Master Sergeant. Following his military career Mr. Sawyer worked with Mid East Housing Authority for 22 years. He married the former Ramona Lewis Hill who preceded him in death on June 13, 2003. Mr. Sawyer was a member of Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church where he had served on the Deacon Board.  Survivors include a daughter: Macel Sawyer Willard and her husband Jack of Washington; a son: Leonard Dean Sawyer and his wife Theresa of Greenville; three grandchildren: Patricia Sparrow, Mona Ross and Brad Sawyer and his wife Mary Katherine and three great grandchildren: Ashley Cartwright, Jessica Cartwright and Dustin Ross. Mr. Sawyer was predeceased by two sisters: his twin, Lela Morris and Masil Sawyer and two brothers: Leroy Sawyer and Braxton Sawyer.  The family will receive friends 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday January 22, 2013 at Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church and other times at Mr. Sawyer’s former home and the current home of his granddaughter: Patricia Sparrow located at 457 East Bay St. Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Sawyer family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lola Gray Beacham Sawyer

Ms. Lola Gray Beacham Sawyer, age 82, a former resident of 4949 Market St. Ext., Washington, died Tuesday May 26, 2009 at Ridgewood Manor.  Graveside services will be 10:00 am Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Gary Murphree.   Ms. Sawyer was born in Beaufort County on December 11, 1924 to the late Claude and Lucy Rawls Beacham. She was a 1948 graduate of East Carolina Teachers College and then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Bowie University. She was a retired reservist in the United States Army and United States Navy. In 1989 she retired from the Maryland Public Library System where she served for 30 years and also was a driver for the American Red Cross for 25 years. She then returned to Beaufort County to care for her sister and managed Beacham’s Corner Store, the family business, until it’s closing in 1994. While back in Beaufort County, she was a volunteer at John Cotton Tayloe Elementary School and the Brown Library. Ms. Sawyer was a member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church where she had served as choir director.  Survivors include one sister, Lena Beacham Wallace of Pantego, one niece, Peggy Satterthwaite and husband Jim of Pantego, two nephews, Dennis Wallace, Jr. and wife, Doris of Pantego, Douglas Beacham of Virginia, two great nieces, Amy Alligood, Tammy Brock and husband Chris, a great nephew, Erik Wallace and two great great nieces, Kayla Alligood and Layla Brock. She was preceded in death by one brother, R.J. Beacham and one sister, Eula Beacham.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Sawyer family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, May 27, 2009)

Mack D. Sawyer, Sr.

Mack D. Sawyer, Sr., 75, Shephard Road, Orlando, died Friday, Jan. 5. Mr. Sawyer was a retired manager for Bishop Office Furniture Warehouse. Born in Aurora, N.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1957. He was Presbyterian and a member of the American Legion. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Mary R.; son, Mack D. Jr., Winter Park; sister, Clara McIntosh, Charleston, S.C.; two granddaughters. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – January 7, 1996; pg. B4)

Ollie Wilkinson Sawyer

Mrs. Ollie Wilkinson Sawyer, age 94, of 3938 Avon Road, Grimesland, NC passed away at Britthaven of Washington on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2009 at St. Clairs Church of Christ Cemetery, with Craig Hagen officiating. Levi Alligood, James Fottler, Daniel Selby, Danny Selby, Jason Setters and Kenny Waters will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends for a “celebration of her life” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at the home of her granddaughter Gail Fottler, 111 Lancaster Lane, Washington.  Mrs. Sawyer was born September 7, 1914 in Beaufort County to John Abram and Deanie Ross Wilkinson. She was married for fifty years to David Miller Sawyer who preceded her in death. Ollie loved the outdoors, particularly fishing and crabbing. Mrs. Sawyer dedicated to her daughter and granddaughters caring for their needs throughout her long life.  Survivors include one daughter, Geraldine Lee Newbern of Washington; three granddaughters, Karon Waters and husband Kenny of Grimesland, Gail Fottler and husband James of Washington and Patti Newbern of Washington; and seven great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold Wilkinson, John Wilkinson and Jack Frost Wilkinson; and one sister, Rena W. Barber.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Sawyer family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, May 6, 2009)

Thomas Ruffin Sawyer

Mr. Thomas R. “T.R.” Sawyer, age 89, a resident of 1151 West Pungo Street, Belhaven died Saturday morning July 2, 2011 at Pungo District Hospital.  On July 2, 2011 our loving and dear Daddy, Granddaddy, Great-granddaddy and Pop was called home. He will be forever remembered in our hearts and will be missed more than words could every say. We find our comfort in knowing he is resting with our Lord and Saviour and know we all have that same assurance. We will see him again for all eternity.  A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday July 6, 2011 at the West Belhaven Church of Christ officiated by Bob Beltz and James Schelfer. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery. Sport Sawyer, Kevin Sawyer, Clay Cooper, Ryan Cooper, Chris Craddock and Carson Sawyer serve as pallbearers. Officers of the church will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Sawyer was born in Beaufort County on November 20, 1921, son of the late Fred Thomas Sawyer and Fannie Florence Marslender Sawyer. He served his country in the US Army during World War II. Mr. Sawyer was an active member of the West Belhaven Church of Christ where he served eight years as a deacon and 39 years as an elder. He worked as a “sawyer” at Younce and Ralph Lumber Company in Pantego. On June 20, 1942, he married the former Violet Christine Rose who preceded him in death on February 10, 2008.  Mr. Sawyer is survived by one son: Freddie Sawyer and wife, Diane of Belhaven; three daughters: Patsy Sawyer Cooper and husband, Larry of Elizabeth City; Carolyn Sawyer Craddock and husband, Rayvon of Belhaven and Kathy Sawyer of Belhaven; his grandchildren: Sport Sawyer, Kevin Sawyer, Lisa Cooper, Mandy Cooper Williamson, Clay Cooper, Ryan Cooper, Chris Craddock and Carson Sawyer; 13 great grandchildren and his sisters: Edrie Shaw of Washington, Freddy Leftwich of Salem, VA and Ora Mae Russ of Belhaven. He is preceded in death by his brothers: Thad Sawyer, Rudell Sawyer, Alford Sawyer and Clarence Sawyer and his sister: Myra Dae Smith.  The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 PM on Tuesday July 5, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home of Carolyn Craddock located at 307 Smith Shore Road, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Sawyer family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Violet Christine Rose Sawyer

Mrs. Violet Christine Rose Sawyer, age 82, a resident of 1151 West Pungo Street, Belhaven, NC died Sunday February 10, 2008 at her home.  On February 10, 2008 our loving and dear mama and nanny was called home. She will be forever remembered in our hearts and will be missed more than words could ever say. We find our comfort in knowing she is resting with our Lord and Savior and know we all have that same assurance. We will see her again for all eternity.  A funeral will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday February 13, 2008 at West Belhaven Church of Christ officiated by Bob Beltz and Jon Langley. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Sawyer’s grandsons: Sport Sawyer, Kevin Sawyer, Clay Cooper, Ryan Cooper, Chris Craddock and a grandson-in-law, Lee Williamson.  Mrs. Sawyer was born in Hyde County on March 4, 1925, daughter of the late Ira Rose, Sr. and the late Gladys Lee McKinney Rose. She attended Hyde County and Beaufort County Schools. Mrs. Sawyer married Thomas Ruffin Sawyer on June 20, 1942, who survives. She was a homemaker and a member of West Belhaven Church of Christ.  Surviving along with Mrs. Sawyer’s husband Thomas of the home are three daughters: Patricia S. Cooper and husband Larry of Elizabeth City, Carolyn S. Craddock and husband Rayvon of Belhaven and Kathy Sawyer of Belhaven; a son: Freddie Sawyer and wife Diane of Belhaven; two sisters: Mary Powell of Belhaven and Iris Furlough of Washington; eight grandchildren: Sport Sawyer and wife Susan of Belhaven, Kevin Sawyer and wife Belinda of Washington, Lisa Cooper of Greenville, Mandy Williamson and husband Lee of Elizabeth City, Clay Cooper and wife Stephanie of Elizabeth City, Ryan Cooper and wife Alison of Elizabeth City, Chris Craddock of Belhaven and Carson Sawyer of Belhaven and eight great grandchildren. Mrs. Sawyer was preceded in death by a sister: Mable Cuthrell and two brothers: Ira Rose, Jr. and Coleman Rose.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today February 12, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Sawyer family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, February 12, 2008)

Virginia Hopkins Sawyer

Mrs. Virginia Hopkins Sawyer, age 90, a resident of 760 Old Pamlico Beach Road West, Belhaven, NC died Friday September 6, 2013 at Ridgewood Nursing Center of Washington.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday September 10, 2013 at Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill officiated by Rev. Dean Fulford, Jr. Pallbearers will be Michael Hopkins, Montie Hopkins, Ronnie Hopkins, Larry Braddy, Toby Sawyer and Philmore Braddy. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Slade, Curtis Wayne Wilkins and Freddy Lee Hopkins.  The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday September 9, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home.  Mrs. Sawyer was born in Beaufort County on December 5, 1922 daughter of the late Fred Howard Hopkins and the late Bertha Foster Hopkins. She married Raymond Ayden Sawyer who preceded her in death. Mrs. Sawyer was owner and operator of Sawyer’s Grocery Store in Pamlico Beach for thirty three years. She was a member of Pamlico Beach Pentecostal Holiness Church and a member of her church’s ladies auxiliary.  Mrs. Sawyer is survived by two sons: Shelton “Howard” Sawyer and his wife Lynnette of Belhaven and Thomas Roland Sawyer of Port St. Johns, FL; a brother: Medford Hopkins and his wife Julia of Belhaven; a son-in-law Colin Bridgeman and his wife Anita of Belhaven; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Sawyer was predeceased by a son: Millard Louis Sawyer; a daughter: Lora S. Bridgman and a grandson: Heath Merrit Bridgeman.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Sawyer family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Patricia Ann Beacham Scherer

Patricia Ann Beacham Scherer, age 66, a resident of Clarks Neck Rd., Washington, NC died Friday, May 3, 2013. A private burial will be held at a later date in Oakdale Cemetery. Per the family's request there will be no other service.  Pat was born in Beaufort County on May 5, 1946 daughter of the late Charlie Edward and Mary Dallas Warren Beacham. She was married to Carl Scherer of the home who survives. Pat was a cosmetologist for 30 years working at Creative Hair Design. She later worked as a sales associate at Walmart.  In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughter, Sonja Jeanette Scherer Benton and husband Anthony Scott of Norfolk, VA; and her sister, Gay Stocks and husband Jerry of Washington.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Charlie E. Beacham, Jr. and her sister, Barbara Cutler.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Nellie Gray Nobles Scheutzow

Mrs. Nellie Gray Nobles Scheutzow, 82, a resident of 5270 Sidney Road, Belhaven, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington and conducted by the Rev. Eric Hill and Joe Price.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Shawn Scheutzow, Todd Woolard, Christopher Price, Denny Price, Leslie Haddock Jr. and Billy Bell.  Mrs. Scheutzow was born in Chocowinity on Feb. 2, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Richard Nobles and Lillar Laughinghouse Nobles. Mrs. Scheutzow was a retired seamstress with Samson Shirt Factory. After her retirement, she worked as a homemaker and a caretaker.  On May 24, 1927, she married Charles Albert Scheutzow, who preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1980.  Survivors include two daughters, Pamela S. Haddock of Conetoe, April S. Clayton of Belhaven; two sons, Charles A. Scheutzow of Pinetops, Richard Scheutzow of Belhaven; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home of the daughter, April Clayton, at 5044 Sidney Road, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Scheutzow family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, October 22, 2007)

Michael Lawrence Schmitt, Jr.

Funeral services for Michael Lawrence Schmitt, Jr. will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Paul Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Murray, IV officiating.  Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Rod Godley, Allen Woolard, David Clark, Bill Cherry, Frankie Godley and Robert Hart.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, April 25, 1990)

Anne Weeks Scott

Mrs. Anne Weeks Scott, age 86, a resident of 102 Stratton Place, Somerset in Washington died Saturday, May 10, 2014 at home.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, May 12, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is serving the Scott family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Dorothy Hunnings Scott

Mrs. Dorothy Hunnings Scott, 72, of Dale Circle died Aug. 19, 1994.  Mrs. Scott was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and was the widow of Jesse Hobson Scott. Mrs. Scott had retired as the snack bar hostess at Southampton Memorial Hospital and was a member of Hunterdale United Church of Christ and its Senior Citizens Group.  Survivors include three daughters: Wilma S. Stone of Longwood, Fla., Shirley S. Malik of Winter Park, Fla., and Wanda S. Ferguson of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sons: Jesse H. Scott of Cropwell, Ala., and Warren W. Scott of Asheville, N.C.; one sister: Nora H. Ham of Franklin. Mrs. Scott was predeceased by one son: Ritchie Scott. Other survivors include 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Hunterdale United Church of Christ by the Rev. James X. Camak. The burial will be in Poplar Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Wright Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – August 20, 1994; pg. B2)

Ethel Scott

Ethel Scott, 63, of the 1500 block of Fairbanks Ave., died May 7, 1999, at her residence.  She was born in Washington, N.C., a daughter of the late Adora Small Ebison and Freeman Ebison. She was a member of Garden of Prayer Worship Center, Norfolk, its Usher Board No. 2 and Senior Choir. She was the widow of Willie Lee Scott.  She is survived by two daughters, Sandra D. Wiggins of Alexandria, Va., and Ethel D. Foy of Virginia Beach; three sons, Anthony L. Scott, Christopher Scott and Willie D. Scott, all of Norfolk; four sisters; two brothers; eight grandchildren; one cousin; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Garden of Prayer Worship Center, Norfolk, by Bishop L.E. Willis. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Hale Funeral Home is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 12, 1999; pg. B8)

Gary DeWayne Scott

Mr. Gary DeWayne Scott, age 37, of Washington, died Friday, December 14, 2007.  A memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2007 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington conducted by Pastor Travis Boyd.  Mr. Scott was born in Bakersfield, Calif. on February 17, 1970. He was the son of Paula Kay Waldo Scott Hall and the late Gary Wayne Scott. Mr. Scott was an automotive mechanic.  Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Rebecca Scott of the home; his mother, Paula Kay Waldo Hall of Bakersfield, Calif.; a daughter, Jessica Scott of Shelbyville, Tenn.; a son, Cameron Scott of Shebyville, Tenn.; and four stepsons, Chris Lemley, Shilo Hartley, Hunter Hartley, and Dillon Bullock all of Washington.  In addition to his father, Mr. Scott was preceded in death by a sister, Melissa Hall and his step- father, Steve Hall.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Scott family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, December 19, 2007)

Lillie Moore Scott

Lillie Moore Scott, 87, of Hampton slipped into a peaceful sleep and entered into eternal life on Sunday, May 12, 2002.  Born in Aurora, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Parsey and Eliza E. Moore. Mrs. Scott was the widow of Allen Scott. She was preceded in death by a son, Allen Scott, and a grandson, Timothy Hines. She retired from Riverside School of Nursing after more than 20 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, East End.  Survivors include a son, Columbus Scott; two daughters, Mildred Hines and Edith Fulford (Brehon) of Chesapeake; a sister, Geneva Moore of Bonnerton, North Carolina; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a very special niece, Dorothy Goodson.  Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at First Baptist Church East End. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Viewing for Mrs. Scott will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and two hours prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Arrangements are by O.H. Smith and Son Funeral Home.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – May 14, 2002; pg. C6)

Thelma Lewis Scott

Mrs. Thelma Lewis Scott, 92, of 1148 Stilley Town Road, Blounts Creek died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Lewis family cemetery, Blounts Creek with pastor David Linton officiating.  Mrs. Scott was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 6, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Joshua Lawrence Lewis and Lena Rhem Lewis. She was a graduate of Aurora High School. She was married to Mayhew Leamon Scott, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.  Survivors include one daughter, Helen S. Sadler of Blounts Creek; one son, Gerald Scott of Atlantic; two sisters, Eula Cayton Paul of Aurora and Hazel Marie Zipperer of Valdosta, Ga.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Dalton L. Scott and Linwood Mayhew Scott; five sisters and four brothers.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, 950 Stilley Town Road, Blounts Creek.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, August 19, 2008)

Valerie Cordon  Scott

Valerie Cordon Scott, 71, originally of Bath, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Myrtle and Thad Cordon of the Burbage Crossroads Community.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 5, 2008 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ, Bath with Craig Hagen officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service. A visitation will also be held from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, June 6, 2008 in the Kempsville Chapel of Smith and Williams Funeral Home in Virginia Beach, VA. Valerie is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bryant W. Scott; son Todd S. Scott of Virginia Beach; and three sisters, Betty C. Barber and Maggie C. Credle both of Bath and Faye C. Allen of Winona.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Mrs. Valerie Cordon Scott, 71, originally of Bath, died Sunday, June 1, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in St. Clair’s Church of Christ, Bath, with Craig Hagen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Scott was the daughter of the late Myrtle and Thad Cordon of the Burbage Crossroads community. She was married to Bryant W. Scott, who survives.  Survivors include one son, Todd S. Scott of Virginia Beach, Va.; and three sisters, Betty C. Barber and Maggie C. Credle, both of Bath, and Faye C. Allen of Winona.  The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington. A visitation will also be held from 7-9 p.m., Friday at Kempsville Chapel of Smith and Williams Funeral Home in Virginia Beach, Va.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Scott family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, June 5, 2008)

Helen Faye Rowe Scrase

Mrs. Helen Faye Rowe Scrase, age 71, a resident of 530 East St., Belhaven, died Friday, October 26, 2012 at her home.  Memorial services will be 11:00 am Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Trinity United Methodist Church and will be conducted by Rev. Cris Noble.  Mrs. Scrase was born in Johnson County on August 30, 1941 to the late Gilbert and Eunice Baker Rowe. She was a graduate of Princeton High School and attended Campbell University. On June 10, 1962 she married Bruce Alfred Ross Scrase who survives. She was employed with First and Merchants Bank, Signet Bank and Capitol One all in Richmond, Virginia, where she retired from in 2001. She loved working outside gardening in the yard. Helen was a great supportive wife and workmate for 50 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a member of the choir.  Survivors include her husband, Bud Scrase of the home, one son, Matthew Charles Scrase of Belhaven, two grandchildren, Yuri and Misha Scrase-Chandler of Montpelier, Virginia, one brother, Leon Rowe of Yorktown, Virginia and two sisters, Kathleen Bedford of Yorktown, Virginia and Ann Martin of Princeton, NC. She was preceded in death by one son, Mark Ross Scrase on May 18, 2005, one brother, Bill Rowe and one sister, Frances Allen.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Scrase family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

John Gill Seaman

WASHINGTON - Mr. John Gill Seaman, 80, of 6693 Highway 264 East, Washington, died Monday, March 27, 2006 at his residence.  A celebration of his life will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Sayville, Long Island, NY at a later date.  Mr. Seaman was born January 1, 1926 in Suffolk County, New York. He was the son of the late Silas Carman Seaman and Jeanne Grasset Seaman. He was a graduate of Bayport High School in Long Island, NY and a veteran of the US Marine Corps, serving in WWII. He was a retired building construction manager with the State of Virginia. Mr. Seaman had been a resident of Beaufort County for approximately 16 years. He was a former member of the Masons. He was an avid sailor and was often referred to by his family as “Captain Blythe.”  Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Anne Seaman Thompson and her husband, Leonard W. of Virginia Beach, VA; two sons, John G. Seaman, Jr. of Yorktown, VA and Henry W. Seaman of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Alice S. McDonald of Colorado Springs, CO and Jean S. Mitchell and her husband, Douglas of The Villages, FL; and one granddaughter, Johnna Lea Backus and his best friend, Mary W. “Tillie” Cutler.  He was preceded in death by his grandson, James Aaron Thompson and one sister.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, March 29, 2006)

David Franklin Sears

Mr. David Franklin Sears, age 57, a resident of 4159 J.C. Galloway Road, Greenville, died Wednesday afternoon, July 9, 2008 as a result of injuries sustained on his job.  A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday July 12, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Pastor Reggie Ethridge. Men from the church will serve as pallbearers.  David was born June 5, 1951, son of the late David T. Sears and Mattie Leigh Sears. He married the former Peggy Gray. David was a Transportation Supervisor with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Beaufort County Maintenance. He was a member of the Family Life Tabernacle, in Greenville and served as head usher. He was secretary-treasurer of the Men’s Ministry. David was a past member of Old Ford Ruritan Club.  In addition to his wife, Peggy of the home, he is survived by his step-daughter, Tracy Swinton and her husband, Delano of Missouri; step-son, Wayne Wilson, Jr. of Grimesland; step-granddaughter, Chastity Swinson of Missouri; two sisters: Phyllis Jenkins and Pat Hodges both of Washington; nephews, Ernie Jenkins, Joey Jenkins, Mike Hodges, Gene Hodges, Mark Hodges; two nieces, Lynn Hodges and Shelia Jenkins; five great nieces and six great nephews.  The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Sears Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, July 11, 2008)

Kathleen Ann Robison Selby

Ms. Kathleen Ann Robison Selby, 45, of 460 W. Main St., Belhaven, died Sunday, June 8, 2008.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Mt. Olive Church of Christ with Keith Hamm officiating.  Ms. Selby was born in Oxnard, Calif., on Feb. 18, 1963. She was the daughter of Richard and Barbara Hull Gresham. She was a graduate of Beaufort County Community College, where she received a degree in cosmetology. She worked as a hairdresser for 15 years. She was a member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ.  Survivors include two daughters, Desarae Selby of Newport and Amanda Selby of Washington; one son, William Dakota Selby of the home; one brother, Mike Robison of Oxnard, Calif.; one sister, Joann Lopez of Santa Barbara, Calif.; one grandchild and her grandmother, Carmen Hull.  She was preceded in death by one son, Joshua Peitgraph.  The family will receive friends at the home of Roddy and Susan Selby, 460 W. Main St., Belhaven.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, June 11, 2008)

Lessie Veraldine Lanier Selby

Mrs. Lessie Veraldine Lanier Selby, age 66, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center and a former resident of 35363 US Hwy. 264, Engelhard, NC died Thursday June 21, 2007 at Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral will be held 11:00 Am Monday June 25, 2007 at the Engelhard Christian Church officiated by Scott Sukeforth and Rev. Charles Reber. Burial will follow in the Selby-Spencer Family Cemetery. Bill McCue, Matt Halla, Landise Cuthrell, Randy Midgett, Odell Williams and Danny Carawan will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Selby was born in Beaufort County on January 2, 1941 daughter of the late David Ronald Lanier and the late Lillian Belle Carawan. She was a 1959 graduate of Pantego High School. Mrs. Selby married Sherwood Jones Selby on October 20, 1965 who preceded her in death on June 13, 2006. She was a homemaker and owner of Selby Pool Room in Engelhard. Mrs. Selby attended Engelhard Christian Church.  Survivors include two daughters: Sherri Denise Selby and her fiancé Bill McCue of Engelhard and Viola Kaye Selby Williams and her husband Odell of Swan Quarter; a brother: Herman Lanier of Kinston; a sister: Gladys Spruil of Creswell and two grandchildren: Tyler Williams and Mary Grace Williams both of Swan Quarter. Mrs. Selby was preceded in death by a sister: Josephine Gibbs in 2003 and a brother: William Nichols in 1988.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday June 24, 2007 at Engelhard Christian Church and at other times at the home located at 35363 US Hwy 264, Engelhard.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Selby family.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 26, 2007; pg. 10A)

Mary Wallace Selby

CARY - Mary Wallace Selby, 68, of 111 Valenta Ct., Cary, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at Rex Hospital, Raleigh.  A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, July 3, 1999, at 1:30 p.m., at Bath Christian Church, Bath, NC.  Mrs. Selby as born April 21, 1931, in Beaufort Co., NC, the daughter of the late James Edgar and Willie Belle Winfield Wallace.  She was a retired aide in the Public School System, and had lived in Cary for the past several years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lewis Selby, Jr.  Surviving are two sons: Howard Lewis Selby, III and wife, Michele and Edgar Wallace Selby, both of Bath, NC; two daughters: Cori Theresa Selby, and husband, Richard A. Fritz of Marco Island, Fla. and Yvonne Selby of Cary; a sister, Frances Gordon of Manassas, Va. and one grandson, Kristofer Koley Selby.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – July 1, 1999; pg. B8)

Marilyn Stokes Sermons

Mrs. Marilyn Stokes Sermons, age 81, a resident of 105 Driver Rd., Washington, NC died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Ridgewood Manor.  Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Dr. Michael Price.  Mrs. Sermons was born in Argyle, Georgia on September 17, 1930 to the late Shafter G. and Kate HIghsmith Stokes. On June 28, 1952 she married Wayland Sermons, Sr. who preceded her in death on May 2, 1997. She was employed with the Department of Justice prior to her marriage, and for many years she was involved in the operation of the family-owned Carolinian Hotel in Nags Head. Mrs. Sermons served on the Historic Bath Commission, was a member of the First Christian Church of Washington, the Crescite Book Club, the Merry Makers Supper Club, and volunteered with many other civic and community affairs.  Survivors include two sons, Wayland James Sermons, Jr., and wife Penny of Washington, Carl Winston Sermons of Washington; two daughters, Sue Sermons Tarlton and husband Vernon of Hickory, Carol Sermons Samuelson and husband Frank of Lilburn, Georgia, and her three step-daughters, Josie Sermons Roberts, Lois Sermons Edgerton, and Ann Sermons Gillis and husband Jim Gibson. Mrs. Sermons is also survived by her brother, Lamar Stokes of Arizona and her grandchildren, David Rowe Mathison, Jr., Elizabeth Kelly Mathison, Caroline Riley Mathison, Robert William Mathison, Elizabeth Aaron Sermons, Wayland James Sermons, III, Mathew Joseph McCoy, III, Frank Edward Samuelson, III, Gunnar Winston Samuelson, Harry Lee Roberts, III, Catherine Roberts Hoehn, Wayland Scott Roberts, Elizabeth Gillis Wann, and Victor Seton Edgerton. She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Jean Miller, and one brother Gerald Stokes. She also loved and greatly appreciated her kind caregivers, Jo Ann Hopkins and the staff at Ridgewood Manor.  Lynn was a gracious wife, mother, hostess, and friend to all who knew her. She enjoyed playing bridge with her Honey Pod friends, gardening, and baking caramel cakes for her precious grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the home of her son, Wayland J. Sermons, Jr., 115 Honey Pod Farm Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Sermons family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Carlton Douglas Setzer

Mr. Carlton Douglas “Sly Fox” Setzer, age 48, a resident of 15 Windley Canal Road, Pantego, died Friday March 25, 2011 at his home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00PM Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Jefferson Family Cemetery, Ambrose Road in Pinetown conducted by Wayne Jocelyn and Kent Gurganus.  Mr. Setzer was born in Granville County, North Carolina on September 25, 1962 son of the late Clifford Setzer and Betty Railey Setzer. On July 1, 1994, Mr. Setzer married the former Rachel Elaine Jefferson, who survives. He worked as a long distance truck driver for several trucking companies. Mr. Setzer enjoyed gardening and working outdoors. He was a member of the Pinetown Church of Christ.  In addition to his wife of the home, Mr. Setzer is survived by three children: Crystal Powell and husband Linwood of Louisburg, NC, Cliff Setzer of Louisburg, NC and Kaitlyn Setzer of the home, two grandchildren: Maggie and Clayton Powell of Louisburg, NC, and a brother Ben Setzer and wife Susan.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Henry and Brenda Jefferson, 426 Ambrose Road, Pinetown, NC.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Setzer family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Shanna Marie Shaffer

Shanna Marie Shaffer, age 24, a resident of 211 Shad Bend Drive, Washington, died Friday, May 1, 2009.  Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, conducted by Gary Murphree.  Ms. Shaffer was born in Pitt County on November 22, 1984. She was the daughter of Missy Shelton Sutton and James Harold “Jim” Shaffer, Jr. Ms. Shaffer served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Korea and Afghanistan. She loved outside sports, the outdoors and nature.  Ms. Shaffer is survived by her father, James Harold Shaffer, Jr. of Washington; her mother, Missy Shelton Sutton of Washington; her step father, Douglas E. Sutton of Washington; three brothers, Marshall “Bo” Shelton Sutton, Thomas Douglas Sutton II, and Brantley Dylan Sutton all of Washington; a sister, Sierra Dawn Shaffer of Washington; maternal grandmother, Lovie B. Shelton of Washington; paternal grandmother, Mary Marie Shaffer of Washington and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Ware’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 2788 N. Market Street Ext., Washington and other times at the home, 211 Shad Bend Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Shaffer family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, May 6, 2009)

Hazel Warren Shane

Hazel Warren Shane of the 3400 block of Glen Arden Road died Dec. 21, 2003. Mrs. Shane was born in Belhaven, N.C., and was the widow of Llewellyn Shane Jr. She was the former owner of Shane Realty and Insurance in Norfolk.  She is survived by her son, Marvin Price of Virginia Beach and three nieces, Shirley Martin and husband Ray of Virginia Beach, Peggy Brooks of California and Theda LaVake of Wisconsin; and also a very special (second son), Danny Dabbs of Virginia Beach.  No services are planned.   (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 23, 2003)

Edrie Sawyer Shaw

Mrs. Edrie "Sissy" Sawyer Shaw, age 98, a resident of 1624 Highland Drive, Washington, NC died Monday, July 23, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held 3:00p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the West Belhaven Church of Christ officiated by Bob Beltz. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mrs. Shaw was born in Beaufort County on November 18, 1913, to the late Fred Thomas Sawyer and Fannie Marslender Sawyer. She was married to the late Lawrence Shaw. Mrs. Shaw worked as a sales clerk at Roses for several years. She loved flowers and reading her Bible and had read the Bible cover to cover several times. Mrs. Shaw was a member of the West Belhaven Church of Christ.  Mrs. Shaw is survived by her children: Mary Cook and husband Carl of Leesville, SC, James Lewis of Bethel, NC, Betty Webster and husband Oscar “Doc” of Pinetown, NC and David Shaw and wife Cindy of Washington, NC, two sisters: Ora Mae Russ of Belhaven, NC and Freddie Leftwich of Roanoke, VA, ten grandchildren and twenty two great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Shaw is preceded in death by several brothers and sisters, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 1:30p.m. until the funeral hour at the church.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Shaw family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Johnie Evora Windley Shaw

Mrs. Johnie Evora Windley Shaw, a resident of 116 Hodges Rd. Washington, died Friday May 28, 2010.  Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Monday May 31, 2010 at the First Free Will Baptist Church and will be conducted by Pastor Kevin Woolard. Burial will follow in Yeatesville Cemetery.  Mrs. Shaw was born in Beaufort County to the late John and Myrtle Jackson Windley and was a graduate of Bath High School. On July 11, 1940 she married D.B. Shaw who survives and was her loving husband of 70 years. Mrs. Shaw lived in the Tidewater area of Virginia for a number of years where she was active in the community serving as Boy Scout Den Mother, President of the Cotery Club, Sunday School teacher, Ladies Aid Auxillary and Ladies Aid Society. She was a former member of Pinner’s Point United Methodist Church, Green Lakes Baptist Church and Good News Baptist Church. She was member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Washington.  Survivors include her husband, D. B. Shaw of the home; one daughter, Susan L. Shaw of Chesapeake, Virginia; one son, Michael E. Shaw and wife Jean of Kingsland, Texas; one sister, Audrey W. Edmondson of Bath; six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son, Dallas B. Shaw; two sisters, Rosa W. Mason and Gladys W. Keech and two brothers, Aubert Windley and Alton Windley.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 12:45 pm Monday May 31, 2010 prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Shaw family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Leininger Shaw

Mrs. Mary L. Shaw, age 89, a resident of 120 Lilley Road, Washington, died Thursday evening June 9, 2011 at her home.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday June 12, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Dr. Michael Price.  Mrs. Shaw was born in Reading, PA on March 15, 1922, daughter of the late Frank Leininger and Nora Auchenbach Leininger. She was a 1939 graduate of Mohnton High School in Pennsylvania. On June 6, 1964, she married Lyndon Young Shaw who preceded her in death on May 6, 1976. She worked for many years as a cashier at King Chicken. Mrs. Shaw was an active member of the First Christian Church in Washington and the Senior Citizens Group. She loved to watch basketball games on television.  Mrs. Shaw is preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters: Lillian and Mererva Leininger and her brother: William Leininger.  Visitation will be held 7:00-8:30 PM Saturday June 11, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the Shaw Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Elizabeth Fray Toler Thomas Sheler

Mrs. Elizabeth Fray Toler Thomas Sheler, age 76, a resident of 109 Hillcrest Drive, Washington died Saturday February 12, 2011 at River Trace Nursing Center of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday February 15, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. Ashley Trogdon. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Terry Hodges, Ray Lewis, Denis Mayo, Raymond Sheler, Mike Toler and Dean Toler will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Mayo, Sam Mayo, Jimmy Wallace, Marvin Alligood, Jeffery Harding and Greg Mayo. Roy Lewis and Joey Toler will provide music.  Mrs. Fray was born in Beaufort County on August 12, 1934; daughter of the late Dean and Reba Paramore Toler. She married Robert “Tom” Thomas who preceded her in death on July 8, 1983 and later married Paul Sheler who preceded her in death on September 4, 2001. She retired from Beaufort County Hospital and the Department of Social Services. She was a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association where she had served as secretary. She was a member of Smyrna Original Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include a son: Larry Thomas and his wife Dawn of Blounts Creek; two granddaughters: Kristy Christenberry and her husband Festus of Plymouth and Sandra Brinn and her husband Bobby of Washington; three great grandchildren: Kaylee and Cody Christenberry and Kayla Martinez; two sisters: Sylvia Lewis and Sandra Mayo and her husband Sam all of Blounts Creek and three brothers: Joe Toler and his wife Audrey of Washington, Dallas Toler and his wife Faye of Blounts Creek and Gary Toler and his wife Dorothy of Chocowinity. Mrs. Fray was preceded in death by a brother: Glenn “Bill” Toler.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Monday February 14, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lovie Beard Shelton

Lovie Beard Shelton of Washington, one of the first nurse-midwives to practice in North Carolina, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday morning, March 29th, 2013.  Lovie was born June 20, 1925 in Bailey Township, Nash County to Octavia Brantley Beard and John Edmond Beard. Her first exposure to midwifery came through the traditional African American lay midwives, also known as granny women, who delivered the babies of the tenant farmers on the Beard farm.  Lovie attended Atlantic Christian College in Wilson before joining the Cadet Nurses Corps during WWII. She obtained a nursing degree from Norfolk Hospital in Virginia in 1946.  After working briefly for a country doctor in Bailey, Lovie began a degree in public health nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was there that she "caught on fire" to become a nurse-midwife. Her teachers arranged for her to spend a few months in Kentucky with nurse-midwives at the world-famous Frontier Nursing Service (FNS), where she impressed FNS director Mary Breckinridge with her passion and commitment to midwifery.  After Lovie graduated from the UNC public health program in 1948, Breckinridge arranged a scholarship for her for to train as a midwife at the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland. Lovie graduated from the midwife program in 1950.  Upon her return to N.C., Lovie became the first public health nurse in Pamlico County. In addition to setting up the health department nearly single-handedly, she ran maternity clinics and supervised the handful of granny midwives still practicing in the county. In 1952, she married Marshall P. Shelton Sr. and moved to Beaufort County, where she joined the staff of the Beaufort County Health Department. Midwifery was always her passion, however, and in 1957 she left the health department to go into full-time midwifery. Her husband died in 1962. As a widow with four young children to support, she returned to the Beaufort County Health Department in 1968, but continued to deliver babies on the side. In 1971 she graduated from East Carolina University as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She retired from the health department in 1988 but continued to deliver babies in North Carolina homes until 2001.  In more than 50 years of midwifery work, Lovie Beard Shelton delivered more than 4000 babies in Beaufort, Martin, Pitt, Craven, Nash, Hyde, Wilson, and Pamlico county homes, sometimes staying as long as 20 hours in a home to support the laboring woman. She rarely received more than $40 for a birth, and she never turned down a patient who was unable to pay. A devout Christian, she saw her midwifery work as a calling and felt herself to be working in partnership with God.  In 1998 her midwifery work was featured in an exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. A set of her midwifery equipment is in the museum's permanent collection.  For more than 25 years she was an active member of First Baptist Church of Chocowinity, where she headed the Special Events Committee. More recently she was a member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church. She also volunteered with Hospice and the Carolina Organ Procurement Association.  She is survived by three children: Nancy Mitchell, Wesley Shelton and Missy Sutton, all of Washington; five grandchildren: Carol Ellison and husband, Eddie Ellison, Joy Davis, Marshall "Bo" Sutton, Thomas Sutton and Brantley Sutton; and 3 great-grandchildren: Christina Ellison, Eddie Ellison II, and Blake Davis. She is also survived by one sister, Octavia Bowman and her husband, Bill, of Colonial Heights, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son (Marshall Shelton, Jr.), granddaughter (Shanna Marie Shaffer), three sisters and two brothers.  A home visitation will take place on Saturday, March 30th, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm at Lovie's home. There will be a graveside service on Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 2pm at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Reverend Joan Fischer presiding.  Following the funeral, a Celebration of Life will be held at her home, 2305 North Market Street. All are invited to bring musical instruments.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Shelton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Albert Edward Sheppard, Jr.

Mr. Albert Edward Sheppard, Jr., age 86, a resident of S. Asbury Church Rd., Washington, NC, died on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Beaufort Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held Monday, March 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Rev. Sam Grist. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery with Masonic Rites and military honors. Members of the Masonic Lodge will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home.  Mr. Sheppard was born in Beaufort County on January 30, 1927 son of the late Albert Edward and Evelyn Baker Sheppard. He graduated from Washington High School and Oak Ridge Military Institute and later worked in the insurance business. Mr. Sheppard retired from Life & Casualty Insurance Co. as manager. He married Joyce Andrews Sheppard who preceded him in death on March 15, 2001. He later married Lee Giles Sheppard who survives. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge #104, York Rite and . Mr. Sheppard served his country in the Navy.  In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons, Albert E. "Eddie" Sheppard and wife Frances Pittman Sheppard and Stephen Baker Sheppard both of Washington; his grandchildren, Carol Sheppard and Edward Scott Sheppard; his great grandchildren, Cameron Matkins and Latham Matkins; and his sister, Polly Jones of Washington.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Alice Sheppard

Ms. Alice Sheppard, age 90, a resident of Washington, NC died Tuesday March 18, 2014 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Center.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Thursday March 20, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Ms. Sheppard was born in Beaufort County on August 15, 1923 daughter of the late Winfield Sheppard and the late Courtney Woolard Sheppard. She was a homemaker and helped in many capacities on community and neighbor’s farms. Ms. Sheppard was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ and was very active in the Bunyan Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  Survivors include a niece: Judy Everette of Blounts Creek; and nephews: Ray, Ronald and William Alligood, Glenn, Jerry, Steve and George Sheppard all of Washington. Ms. Sheppard was predeceased by a sister: Sallie Alligood and three brothers: Wilbert Sheppard, Jamie Sheppard and Jayhue Sheppard.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Sheppard family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Glen M. Sheppard

Glen M. ''Shep'' Sheppard, 68, passed away at his home on Oct. 10, 2002.  Mr. Sheppard was born in Washington, N.C., and was the son of the late Edward F. and Joanna Cutler Sheppard. After graduating from high school, he served five years as an electrical apprentice. He was a retired electrical estimator for E.G. Middleton, Inc., where he served as vice president from 1975 until he retired in 1996.  He was a member of the Tidewater Joint Apprentice Training Committee, NECA Joint Apprenticeship Committee, I.B.E.W. Local 80, and past president of the Electric League of Norfolk. He was also a member of Bayside Baptist Church.  Survivors include his devoted wife of 44 years, Mary Frances Smith Sheppard; daughters, Angela Sheppard Underhill and husband Tom, Tracie Lynn Sheppard; sons, Shawn C. Sheppard and wife Leandra and Stuart M. Sheppard; grandchildren, Jessica Sheppard, Dahne Mezzenga, Alexandra Sheppard and Reece Sheppard; sister, Gray Clayborne; and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 13, 2002; pg. B7)

James E. Sheppard

James E. Sheppard, 69, of the 5000 block of Bark Lane, a retired HVAC metal mechanic, died Sept. 27, 1994, in Virginia Beach General Hospital.  Mr. Sheppard was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and was retired from the City of Virginia Beach after 17 years of service. He was a member of Aragona Christian Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles #3204, Virginia Beach. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He is survived by his wife, Peggy R. Sheppard and was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret V. Sheppard. He is also survived by two daughters, Lynn Huffman of Virginia Beach and Leigh Austin of Blounts Creek, N.C.; a son, James R. Sheppard of Virginia Beach; a sister, Audrey B. Butcher of Virginia Beach; three brothers, Roy E. Sheppard of Virginia Beach, Dalton Sheppard of Ogdenburg, N.Y., and Billy Sheppard of Belhaven, N.C.; and four grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, by the Rev. William Campbell and the Rev. Alvin Thompson. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Davis Cemetery, Pantego, N.C. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where an Eagles memorial service will be at 6 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – September 29, 1994; pg. B6)

 Louise Bright Sheppard

Mrs. Louise Bright Sheppard, age 87, a resident of 6833 U. S. Highway 264 East, Washington, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, February 27, 2010.  A graveside family celebration service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington.  Mrs. Sheppard was born in Beaufort County on February 26, 1923. She was the daughter of the late John F. Bright and Eula Mittie Moore Bright. Mrs. Sheppard was a homemaker. She was a member of the Beaver Dam Church of Christ and the Ladies Circles.  On September 6, 1947, she married Loris Beverly Sheppard, who preceded her in death, March 17, 1988.  Mrs. Sheppard is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Sheppard Keffer and her husband, Vaughn and their daughter, Beverly, all of Sparta, Ga., Bobbie Sheppard Hollis and her husband, Bobby and their children, April and Michael all of Washington; a brother, Herlet Ray Bright of Raleigh; and a sister, Elsie Venters of Jacksonville.  The family will have a floating visitation until 8:30 pm Monday at Mrs. Sheppard’s home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Sheppard family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 2, 2010)

Rudolph Henry Sheppard

CAYCE - Services for Rudolph Henry Sheppard, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, with Masonic rites. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  Mr. Sheppard died Tuesday, October 28, 2003. Born in Washington, N.C., he was a son of the late Leonard M. and Rosa Alice Sheppard. He was staff manager at American General Insurance Company, a member of the Cayce Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the Jamil Shrine Temple and Cayce United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Esther Moore Sheppard; son, Ronald H. Sheppard of Gaston; daughter, Steva S. Gentry of Hope Mills, N.C.; brother, Ralph Sheppard of Rocky Mount, N.C.; two grandsons, Paul Eugene Gentry and Steven Lawrence Gentry. He was predeceased by six brothers and two sisters.  (The State (Columbia, SC) – October 30, 2003; pg. B4)

Violet Phelps Sheppard

Mrs. Violet Phelps Sheppard, age 63, a resident of 301 Oak Drive, Washington, died Saturday, June 4, 2011 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 11:00AM Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington conducted by Pastor George Daniels. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Sheppard was born in Bertie County, North Carolina on July 10, 1947 daughter of the late Jesse Phelps and Ruth Perry Phelps. She was a 1966 graduate of Bertie Senior High School and continued her education at Harrell’s Beauty Academy of Washington, NC. Mrs. Sheppard was a retired Cosmetology instructor at Martin Community College with over twenty years of service. She also worked as co-manager of Cinderella’s Beauty Salon working with the late Maggie Buck for twenty years. Mrs. Sheppard was a certified Cosmetology instructor who had served as past president of the Affiliate 1 of the North Carolina Hairdresser’s Association. On August 16, 1981 she married Lyman Sheppard, Jr., who survives. Mrs. Sheppard was a member of West End Baptist Church where she served as choir director and taught Sunday School.  In addition to her husband of the home, Mrs. Sheppard is survived by her children: Ronald Barringer and wife Michelle of Wilson, NC, Thomas Sheppard of Waynesville, NC, Richard Sheppard and Lynn Sheppard both of Tampa, Fla., and one granddaughter; Aurora Michelle Barringer of Wilson, NC.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sheppard is preceded in death by two brothers; Jesse Phelps and Kenneth Phelps.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home located at 301 Oak Drive, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Sheppard family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Wilbur Sheppard

Mr. Wilbur Sheppard, age 88, of 5596 Highway 264 East, Washington, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 31, 2009 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with William (Bill) Mobley officiating.  Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Jim Rozene, Roger Register, Octavis Wallace, Ted Wallace, Brent White and Ray Collier will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive from 7 to 9 PM, Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home.  Mr. Sheppard was born February 11, 1921 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of the late Winfield Sheppard and Courtney Woolard Sheppard.  He was a veteran of the US Army serving in WWII.  He held numerous positions with the City of Washington until his retirement.  He was married to the former Margaret Foreman, who survives.  He was a member of Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church serving as a Deacon for many years.    Survivors include his wife, Margaret Foreman Woolard Sheppard; three sons, Jerry Sheppard and wife, Edna, Glenn Sheppard and wife, Linda of Washington, and Steve Sheppard of Waynesville, NC; one step-daughter, June Woolard of Washington; one sister, Alice Sheppard of Washington; five grandchildren; Debbie Skinner and husband Don, Glenn Sheppard, Jr. and wife Tracey, Wendy Coltrain and husband Chris, Susan Hudson and husband Jamie and Travis Sheppard; six great-grandchildren, Brandy Edwards, Austin Hudson, Kaley Coltrain, Samantha Sheppard, Jesse Skinner and Sara Hudson; and one step-grandchild, Robbie Cartwright.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Sheppard was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda Rae Woolard Sheppard; one sister, Sally S. Alligood; and three brothers, Murphy Sheppard, Jamie Sheppard, and Jay H. Sheppard; and one stepson Ryan Woolard.  The Sheppard Family would like to express their appreciation to Community Home Care and Hospice for all the care and concern during this difficult time.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, May 30, 2009)

William H. Sheppard

William H. Sheppard, 40, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (April 12, 1995) at Columbia New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Washington, N.C., he came here 14 years ago from Morristown, Tenn. He was a retired Air Force veteran and a Baptist. He was a member of the Pearl of the West Masonic Lodge, the Egypt Temple Shrine 146 F&AM, the Scottish Rite Consistory Valley of Tampa and the York Rite Bodies, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Kathy; and a daughter, Laura, New Port Richey. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, New Port Richey.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – April 14, 1995; pg. 11)

Darron Todd Sherman

BLOUNTS CREEK - Mr. Darron Todd Sherman, age 49, of 2417 Gilead Shores, Blounts Creek passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2009 in Holden Beach. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at First Baptist Church, 509 Kingold Blvd., Snow Hill, officiated by Dr. Gene Martin. The family will receive friends following the service. At 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2009 a memorial service will be held at Kingdom Hall in Mars Hill. Mr. Sherman was born March 13, 1960, in Hendersonville to C.B. and Sylvia Steinmeyer Sherman. He was married to Janice Marie Speight. Together they had lived in Eastern North Carolina for the past ten years. Darron was employed in the construction business and had been working with Alstom Power in Kentucky at the time of his death. He had worked in several states and was both well liked and respected by his co-workers. Being from the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina, Darron had a passion for camping and fishing and bluegrass music. He loved spending time with family and friends and his faithful companions, Booger, Charlie and Layla.  In addition to his mother, survivors include one son, Christopher Sherman and wife, Jessica, of South Carolina; one daughter, Aundrea Shealy and husband, Jason, of South Carolina; one stepson, Kyle Whaley of Ayden; four brothers, Thad Sherman of Elkin, Keenan Sherman and wife, Donna, of Newport, Tenn., Stacy Sherman and wife, Erin, of North Dakota and Jerry Sherman of Iowa; two sisters, Cheryl Messerschmidt and husband, Bill, of Marshall and Lisa Sherman of Marshall; and two granddaughters, Cadence and Reagan. Darron was preceded in death by his father, C. B. Sherman.   Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Sherman family.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville NC] – Tuesday, May 5, 2009)

Phillip Wayne Sherman

Phillip Wayne Sherman, age 70, a resident of W. Pungo St., Belhaven, NC, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Vidant Pungo Hospital. There will be a graveside celebration of his life at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, NC. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at First Assembly of God, Belhaven, NC.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Deborah Bryant Sherrod-Hill

Mrs. Deborah Bryant Sherrod-Hill of 406 E. Main St., Washington, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday in St. John Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Rickie Battle officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Sherrod-Hill was born April 21, 1963, the daughter of Clarice Bryant and the late John Fair. She graduated from Washington High School, where she was on the track team, and attended Beaufort County Community College. She worked several jobs including Hamilton Beach, as an NA with Tar Heel Home Health and 15 years at National Spinning. She was married to Johnny Sherrod-Hill, who survives. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Church, where she sang in the choir and participated in various committees.  Survivors include one daughter, Keria Tucker of the home; three sons, Jermaine, Antwan and Shawn Bryant of the home; four sisters, Pamela Bryant of Washington, Kathy Brown and Stacey Keech, both of Greenville, and Porchia Tripp of Chocowinity; three brothers, Melvin Tripp Jr. and Maurice Tripp, both of Greensboro, and Dwayne Tripp of Brooklyn, N.Y., and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 1-6 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] – Thursday, March 13, 2008)

George Richard Shirley

CHOCOWINITY - George Richard (Rick) Shirley, 53, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 1996.  Arrangements are incomplete at Paul Funeral Home, Washington. N.C.  (Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC) -  September 30, 1996; pg. B3)

William Henry Shoemaker

William Henry "Bill" Shoemaker, age 78, a resident of Harvey Rd., Washington, NC, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice. A celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Dr. Burke Holland and Pastor Ed Drew. A private burial will be held on the Shoemaker Farm for family and close friends following the service. Jerol Selby, Lester Sullivan, Sr., Craig Penny, Curtis Edward Wells, Ed Everett and Joe Jordan will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home.  Bill was born in Rowan County on May 22, 1936 son of the late Henry and Annie Atwell Shoemaker. On April 9, 1955 he married Norma Ann Morgan Shoemaker who preceded him in death on December 23, 2012. He retired as a chemist with National Spinning Co. Bill made Beaufort County his home for more than 40 years. He was a member of Smithton Baptist Church. Bill was founder of Double "S" Training Stable where he trained and showed many horses and was a well respected Horse Show judge. He was a avid fisherman and rabbit hunter. Bill supported the athletic departments at Bath and Northside.  Bill is survived by his daughters, Devonia Ann Shoemaker Worthington and husband Ronald of Maury, NC and Linda Carol Shoemaker and Wayne Sullivan, Jr. of Bath; his granddaughter, Amanda Lauren Steele and Craig Penny of Hookerton, NC; his brother, Clifford Shoemaker of Cleveland, NC; and his sister, Thelma Lambe of Lexington, NC and his granddog Annie Nell.  In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his brothers, Howard, Kelly, Lester and Frank Shoemaker; and his sisters, Annie Nell Parks, and Inez Shoemaker.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Edith Jones Shoffner

Mrs. Edith “Irene” Jones Shoffner, age 89, a resident of 304 Pamlico Drive, Pamlico Village, Washington, died Friday, May 18, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, conducted by Steve Hill. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Peter Allen, T. W. Allen, Will Martin, Jason Day, Bill DeBrauwer and Jason Madre.  Mrs. Shoffner was born in Greensboro, N.C on September 9, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Ira Clarence Jones and Velna Shoffner Jones. Mrs. Shoffner worked as a storekeeper for Betsy Ross Clothing store, store clerk for Taldo’s Dress Shop, and retired as supervisor of service and shipping department at Hamilton Beach. She served as church organist at Mt. Hope United Church of Christ for 25 years. Mrs. Shoffner attended First Church of Christ in Washington.  Mrs. Shoffner was married to Garland Wayland “Pete” Shoffner, who preceded her in death, May 8, 1989.  Mrs. Shoffner is survived by three daughters, Sandra Shoffner Martin and husband, William Neil Martin of Greensboro, Mary Lou Shoffner Madre and husband Philip Madre of Chocowinity, N.C., Garleen Shoffner Woolard and husband, Hal Woolard of Washington, N.C.; three sisters, Louise Jones Greeson of Liberty, N.C., Mary Frances Jones and Jean Jones Greeson both of Julian, N.C.; six grandchildren, Peter Owen Allen and wife Tammy Allen, Mary Beth Martin Day and husband, Jason Day, Thomas Walt “TW” Allen and wife Lisa Allen, William Neil “Will” Martin, Jr. and wife, Lauren Martin, Sara Olivia Woolard and Edith Lauren Woolard; three step grandchildren, Nikole Madre DeBrauwer and husband, Bill Debrauwer, Jason Madre and wife, Rebekah Madre, Courtney Madre; and six great grandchildren, Jackson Thomas Allen, Kyle Rose Allen, Cameron Avery Allen, Madigan Raine Allen, William Madre “Liam” Debrauwer and Nora Elizabeth Madre.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Shoffner was preceded in death by five brothers: Harry Jones, Floyd Jones, Clarence Jones, Jack Jones, and David Jones.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 304 Pamlico Drive, Pamlico Village, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Shoffner family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, May 19, 2007)

Polly Grissom Shortridge

Ms. Polly Grissom Shortridge, 61, of 316 NE 61st Street, Oak Island, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008.  Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with D.J. Maxey officiating.  Ms. Shortridge was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 16, 1945, daughter of the late Samuel and Myrtie Edwards Grissom. She was a graduate of Chocowinity High School and was a former employee of the Washington Garment Factory.  Survivors include one son, Thomas Lewis of the home; one brother, Phillip Grissom of Chocowinity and two sisters, Peggy Leggett of Washington and Patsy Davis of Chocowinity,  The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service on Tuesday at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Shortridge family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – January 28, 2008)

Emil M. Shutak

Emil M. "Mike" Shutak, age 86, a resident of Brookshire Dr., Bath, NC passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. There will be a graveside celebration of his life, with full military honors, Thursday, November 21 at 11:00 AM in Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Curtis White. Fellow members of the Bath Ruritan Club will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and travel in procession to the cemetery.  Mr. Shutak was born April 15, 1927 in Peckville, PA son of the late Michael and Anna Shutak. On June 30, 1951 he married the former Elsie Faye Wingate of Bath, NC, who preceded him in death on February 23, 2001. Mr. Shutak served 21 years in the United States Marine Corps as an enlisted member, chief warrant officer and commissioned officer. He saw combat action as a member of the First Marine Division in Korea, earning five battle stars and the Navy Commendation Medal. Following his retirement from the Marine Corps, he was selected by the U. S. Army to serve as the deputy chief of public affairs of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, NC. While serving at Fort Bragg, he and his wife lived in Fayetteville, NC where she was a staff member at the Cumberland County Board of Elections. They maintained the Wingate family home in Bath throughout his military service and resided there on weekends and vacations. Following his retirement after 24 years of Army civil service, they built their retirement home in 1990 on Bath Creek, where they resided until their deaths. Mr. Shutak was a magna cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University with a bachelor's degree and master's degree in education. Mr. Shutak attended the Bath Christian Church. He was a member of the Bath Ruritan Club and Goose Creek and St. Clair Hunting Clubs. He was a supporter of veterans activities in the greater Bath area and was affiliated with the Bayview Golf Club Senior Golfers Association. He also was on the board of directors of the Friends of the Bath Community Library.  Survivors include a son, Michael Shutak, II and his wife Barbara Lejman Shutak and a grandson, Michael Alexander Shutak.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

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