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Henry Van Staalduinen

Henry "Henk" Van Staalduinen, age 86, a resident of 3352 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego, NC died Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at his home.  A funeral service will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, August 16, 2010, at Hillside Funeral Service of Washington, NC.  The family will receive friends Sunday, August 15, 2010 from 3:00-5:00PM at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Clara Belle Berry Stallings

Clara Belle Berry Stallings, 96, died Sunday, March 23, 2003 at a Chesapeake hospital.  Mrs. Stallings was born in Beaufort County, N.C., to the late William Alexander and Colley Ann Harris Berry. She had worked as an engraver for D.P. Paul Jewelers and was the widow of Ernest Franklin Stallings. Mrs. Stallings was predeceased by one daughter, Shirley Stallings Jennings; two sisters; and four brothers.  Survivors include one son, Ernest Franklin Stallings Jr.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – March 24, 2003; pg. B8)

Earl Durant Stallings

Earl Durant Stallings, age 63, of 184 Cypress Swamp Road, Aurora, passed away on Oct. 12, 2011, at home. Earl was born in New Bern, son of the late Durham and Edna Croom Stallings on Oct. 1, 1948.  Earl earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a teenager with the most merit badges for anyone his age. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill and graduated with honors from ECU. He was the most faithful of Carolina basketball fans and rarely missed a game. Earl loved the outdoors and spent countless hours fishing, hunting and raising and trading hunting dogs. He was a member of Campbell’s Creek Hunting Club where he had many dear friends. Earl was a kind and generous man who impressed all he encountered with his quick, but never sharp, wit and smiles and jokes for everyone. He loved to entertain, dance and enjoy the company of friends, old and new alike. Earl’s friends and family will remember him fondly for his compassionate, forgiving, good-natured and big-hearted spirit and he will be truly missed by the many people who had the good fortune to know him.  Earl is survived by one daughter, Paige Stallings Peed and husband Michael of Aurora; a grandson, Spencer Peed; his companion of many years, Judy Sutton DeCamp and her children and grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Stallings Collins (Joe) of Greensboro, and several nieces and nephews.  A celebration of his life will be held at his home at 184 Cypress Swamp Road, Aurora, on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Carolina blue balloons will be released in his memory at 3 p.m.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, October 30, 2011)

Eloise Gautier Hodges Stallings

Mrs. Eloise Gautier Hodges Stallings, age 82, a resident of 2675 Goddard Road, Washington went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday morning, March 19, 2007.  Graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday March 21, 2007 at Tice Cemetery in the Farm Life Community, officiated by Dolan Baker. Thomas Bundy, Robb Griffin, Tom Mizelle, Bailey Ward, Jon Griffin and Kim Griffin will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Lindsey Lilley and Larry Ward.  Mrs. Stallings was born in Beaufort County on July 21, 1924, to the late McDonald and Bell Williams Gautier. She was later adopted by Willie A. and Mary Bettie Hodges. She grew up in the Farm Life Community and was a 1941 graduate of Farm Life School. Mrs. Stallings was a homemaker, loved yard work and her tractor. On February 18, 1943, she married Linwood “Carlyle” Stallings who preceded her in death on March 20, 2004. She was a member of Old Ford Church of Christ.  Mrs. Stallings is survived by her sister: Bernice Gautier Griffin of Williamston; her sister-in-law: Helen Gautier of Washington; her nieces and nephews: Jane Carraway Lawrence, Harry Gautier, Jr., Laurie Gautier Moore, Ann Gautier Elrod, MacDonald Gautier, III and Freddie Griffin and her special friends: Kim Griffin, Marjorie Stalls and Tom Mizelle. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: Harry Gautier, Sr. and M.C. Gautier and her sisters: Elsie Martin Gautier and Arah Bell Carraway.  The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Tuesday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Stallings family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Tuesday, March 20, 2007)

Gillespie Carl Stallings

Mr. Gillespie Carl “Bud” Stallings, age 87, a former resident of Griffin-Hodges Road, Old Ford community Washington, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Ridgewood Manor in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, September 16, 2013 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington conducted by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Raymond Williams, Steve Gorham, Churchill Hodges, Jimmy Hodges, Mac Hodges and Bobby Hodges.  Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory, Old Ford Ruritan Club and Beaufort County Grange #1233.  Mr. Stallings was born in Franklin County, N.C. on September 10, 1926. He was the son of the late Baily Carl Stallings and Alberta Medlin Stallings. Mr. Stallings attend Kings Business College in Raleigh and Albany Tech in Albany, Ga. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Stallings worked 25 years in the wholesale and retail baking business with Bell Bakeries in Jamaica, N.Y., Raleigh, N.C., Orlando, FL, and Winston-Salem, N.C. and Southern Bakeries in Charlotte, N.C., Orlando, FL and Albany, Ga. After his retirement, he owned and operated a chain of retail bakeries known as Tasty Bakeries and had a chain of florists known as Bud’s Buds and Catering.  His memberships included the Sertoma International Club, Director of the March of Dimes, Jaycees, American Legion Post 30, Elks Club #713, Loyal Order of the Moore #1285, Albany Kiwanis, Boys and Girls Club, various humane societies, Lee County Heart Association, Dougherty County Action Team, Lee County Civitan Club, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Dougherty County, Lee County Election Board, Campaign Manager for Sen. Al Holloway, Gov. Zell Miller, Steering Committee Dougherty County, Ga. for Al Gore, Peanut Brigade and 800 Club of President Jimmy Carter, MADD, child abuse programs, Heart Association, Cancer Society, Exchange Club, Volunteers of Albany, Ga., Old Ford Ruritan Club, Beaufort County Grange #1233, the Old Ford Church of Christ and the Barnabas Sunday School Class.  On January 29, 1949, he married the former Opal Hodges, who survives.  He moved to Washington in 1991 and worked part time as a funeral home assistant at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory as long as his health permitted.  Mr. Stallings loved animals and his special children were Boochie, Frederick, Eickles, Rigsby, Schnitzel, Barney and Sampson.  Mr. Stallings is survived by his wife, Opal of the home; sister, Nell Beddingfield of Winter Haven, FL and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters, Carolyn Stallings, Dimock S. Keith and Kitty S. Garrett.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve Stallings family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Aileen Respass Stamats

Mrs. Aileen Respass “Rusty” Stamats, age 82, a resident of 602 Bonner Street, Washington, NC died Tuesday March 27, 2007 at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday March 29, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Rev. Amanda Driskill. Mrs. Stamats was born in Beaufort County on September 17, 1924 daughter of the late Louis Arthur Respass and the late Olivia Williams Respass. She was a 1942 graduate of Washington High School and continued her education at Old Tayloe Hospital Nursing School. Upon her receiving her Registered Nursing degree in 1947 she continued and received post graduate degree in 1950. Mrs. Stamats also worked at the Beaufort County Hospital and at Onslow Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First Christian Church of Washington and it’s Christian Woman’s Fellowship.  Survivors include a son: Thomas Thurston and his wife Stella of Washington; a daughter: Susanna G. Stamats of Greenville; four grandchildren: Will Thurston, Josh Thurston, Joe Tripp and Stelanne Moreland and seven great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday March 28, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home located at 602 Bonner Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Stamats family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, March 28, 2007)

Godfrey Wells Stancill

SUFFOLK, VA - Godfrey Wells Stancill, 71, a retired Publisher of two Virginia newspapers and past President of the Virginia Press Association, died Dec. 20, 1995.  He was Editor and Publisher of the Suffolk, (VA) News-Herald and Radford (VA) News Journal. Two of his five children are NC journalist. Nancy Stancill is a reporter at the Charlotte Observer and Jane Stancill works in Chapel Hill for the News and Observer.  Stancill had many NC roots. He was born in Washington, NC, the son of the late William Godfrey Stancill and Daisy Padgett Stancill. His mother and his wife's parents grew up in Rutherford County and his relatives live Winston-Salem, High Point and Washington.  He was a navy veteran of World War II who served on the carrier Bunker Hill. He received his commission in the naval ROTC at the University of North Carolina, where he majored in business. Stancill began his newspaper career selling advertising for the Elizabethton (TN) Star. He retired as Publisher of the Suffolk paper and served as President of the Virginia Press Association in 1980. He later wrote a column for the Suffolk paper that reflected many of his interests -- gardening, travel, civic affairs and politics.  He served on the Board of Visitors of Radford University in Virginia and the Board of Mainstreet United Methodist Church in Suffolk. He was also Treasurer of the Suffolk church and active in civic organizations. He was a life member of UNC Alumni Association and former president of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was an Eagle Scout.  Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Harrill Stancill; four daughters, Diane Stancill Hall of Richmond, VA, Nancy Stancill Norman of Charlotte, NC, Melinda Stancill Poe of Virginia Beach, VA, and Jane Stancill Lawrence of Durham, NC; one son, Steven Godfrey Stancill of Woodberry Forest, VA; one brother, William Edwin Stancill of Washington, NC; five grandchildren, David R. Hall, Steven R. Hall, Jeffrey S. Norman, Andrew G. Stancill, and Ella S. Stancill.  Funeral services will be today at 11 a.m. in Suffolk. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton, Tenn.  R. W. Baker and Company Funeral Home of Suffolk, VA is in charge of arrangements.  (The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) – December 22, 1995; pg. C6)

William Edwin Stancill

Mr. William Edwin “Billy” Stancill, age 90, a resident of 4221 Market Street Extension, Washington, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, July 13, 2012 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Dr. Michael Price and Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Clyde Roberson, David Clark, Sr., Steve Tubaugh, Joey Rogers, Stephen Cratch, and Sammy Hodges.  Honorary pallbearers will be Durwood Cratch, Doug Ingalls, James Lupton, Ray Briley, Richard Craig, Al McMicken, and H.S. Hodges.  Mr. Stancill was born in Beaufort County on October 31, 1921. He was the son of the late W. G. Stancill and Daisy Beulah Padgett Stancill. Mr. Stancill attended Porter Military Academy and the Citadel. He served in the 5th Signal Corps of the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of Corporal.  Mr. Stancill worked as a shoe salesman for Wellco and as manager of the Wholesale Fish and Crab Company in Oriental, N.C. Later, he was a manager with AFLAC Insurance Company for 24 years.  Mr. Stancill was a member of the First Christian Church in Washington. He was a member of Orr Lodge #104, A.F. & A.M., the Shriners, the Sudan Temple and the Sudan Temple Road Runners. Mr. Stancill made over 100 trips to Shriners Childrens Hospital in Greenville, S.C. and numerous trips to the Shriners Burn Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition, he was a member of the Down East Seniors and an honorary member of Old Ford Ruritan Club. In his spare time, Mr. Stancill loved dancing and fishing.  On December 12, 1942, Mr. Stancill married the former Adelene Flowers, who preceded him in death, February 16, 1991. On April 12, 1997, he married the former Stella Cratch, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his children, Maria Stancill Duke and her husband, Frank of Washington, William “Bill” Stancill and his wife, Becky of Raleigh; Betsy Boyd and her husband, Allen of Washington; Patrick Davis and his wife, Amy of Greenville; Jerry Davis and his wife, Brittany of Washington; grandchildren, William Elliott Stancill and his wife, Jennifer; Megan Stancill, Dusty Jarman, Amber Jarman, Charli Boyd, Blake Alexander Davis, Madison Grace Davis; great granddaughter, Aubrey Grace Stancill; special friends, David and Sheila Clark, Clyde and Miriam Roberson, Ray and Ebe Briley, James and Colleen Lupton, Fred and Colleen Cargile and his faithful canine companion, Dixie.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Stancill was preceded in death by a brother, Godfrey Wells Stancill.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Stancill family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Gregory Earl Stanley

Mr. Gregory Earl Stanley, 47, of 816 Edward St., Belhaven, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Northside High School with Elder James Stanley Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery, Belhaven.  Mr. Stanley was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 1, 1960. He was the son of Robert and Queen Carter Stanley. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He was an Army veteran. He was married to Cynthia Tatum Stanley, who survives. He was employed with Stanadyne of Washington until his health declined. He was a member of Saint Miller Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include three sons, Gregvon Satterthwaite of Belhaven, and Kuante Stanley and Xavier Stanley, both of Greenville; five grandchildren; one sister, Neter F. Stanley of Belhaven and one brother, Tony S. Stanley of Belhaven.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home of his parents, 629 U.S. Highway 264 East bypass, Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, December 22, 2007)

Grover Stanley

Grover ''Buddy'' Stanley of the 1400 block of Mellwood Court, a disabled veteran, died May 17, 1993.  Mr. Stanley was born in Pantego, N.C. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.  Survivors include three sisters, Barbara Bracey and Josephine Stanley, both of Norfolk, and Maxine Peek of Chesapeake; two brothers, Thomas Stokes of Texas and Earl Powell of Chesapeake; his stepmother, Blanche Stanley of Norfolk; two aunts, Elnora Burgess of Virginia Beach and Carrie Stanley of Washington, N.C.; three uncles, Leroy Stanley of Chesapeake, Elijah Stanley of Brooklyn, N.Y., and James Stanley of Washington, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday in Bethlehem Church of Christ Disciples by the Rev. W. Leon Credle. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Friends may join the family at 6517 Pugh St., Norfolk. A wake service will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Graves Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 19, 1993; pg. D2)

Lillie Mae Ashworth Stanley

Lillie Mae Stanley age 84, a resident of 140 Washington Harbor, Washington, NC passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2011.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mrs. Stanley was born April 26, 1927 the daughter of the late Robert Benton Ashworth and Bonnie Louise Ashworth.  She was married to James Stanley who preceded her in death in 1994. Mrs. Stanley was a License Practical Nurse and continued working until her retirement at the age of 74. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Washington, NC.  Survivors include three sisters, Betty Brazier of Washington, NC; Lois Myer of Dallas, Texas and Peggy Walker of Laughlin, Nevada; two grandchildren, Shane Henley and Ginger Wagoner, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Henley, a sister Irene Snyder and brother Jack Ashworth.  The family would like to give special thanks to Community Home Care and Hospice in Washington, NC and University Health Systems Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Stanley family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Otis Thomas Starkie, Sr.

Otis Thomas Starkie, Sr., 48, 3032 S. Rio Grande Ave., Orlando, died Monday. Born in Washington, N.C., he moved to Orlando from Bronx, N.Y., in 1983. He was a caretaker. He was a Baptist. Survivors: wife, Georgia Carr-Starkie; sons, Otis Thomas Jr., Timothy, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; brothers, John, Tyrone, Bennie, David, all of Washington, N.C., George Ralph, Philadelphia, Sam Carr, Orlando; sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Rogers, Mrs. Cynthia Nelson, Mrs. Jamell Crawford, all of Brooklyn, Mrs. Lillie Wells, Union, N.J., Mrs. Mary Carr, Orlando; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillie, Washington, N.C. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – May 31, 1990; pg. B6)

Barbara Jean Staton

Barbara Jean Staton of the 800 block of Workwood Road died Aug. 4, 1999.  Born in Washington, N.C., she received her bachelor of science degree in social work from Norfolk State University. She had retired in 1999 as a social worker with the city of Newport News after 25 years of service. She was a former member of Queen Street Baptist Church, Norfolk.  She is survived by a daughter, Andrea Denise Staton of Newport News; her mother, Nina Turner of Norfolk; a sister, Wanda Smith of Virginia Beach; four brothers, Henry Staton of Chesapeake, Melvin Upsher and David Upsher, both of Norfolk, and Charles Staton of Washington, N.C.; two grandchildren, Shenita Staton and Courtney Staton; a great-grandchild, Ashley Staton, all of Newport News; and a host of other relatives and friends.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue Chapel, by Elder Everett Stronge. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – August 6, 1999; pg. B8)

Chester Stephens

CHOCOWINITY - Chester Stephens, age 71, died Saturday, June 23, 2001. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas, of Raleigh.  (The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) – June 27, 2001)

Harriet Irene Harris Stell

Mrs. Harriett “Irene” Harris Stell, age 91, a resident of 345 Stell Road, Bath, died Saturday, September 8, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2007, from the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by pastor Curtis White. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Lester Sullivan, Guy Cutler, George Elliott, Phil Garris, John Holt and Ken Harris.  Mrs. Stell was born in Terra Ceia on June 26, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Carol Harris and Hattie Mae Little Harris. Mrs. Stell was a retired secretary with Beaufort County Farm Bureau. She was a member of the Bath Christian Church.  On April 26, 1946, she married Starley “Louis” Stell Sr., who preceded her in death on July 19,1998.  Survivors include her son, Starley Stell Jr. and his wife, Cynthia, of Bath; and two grandsons, Ley Stell and his wife, Connie, and their son, Aiden, all of Bath, and Steven Stell of Raleigh.  Mrs. Stell was preceded in death by five brothers, Lonnie, Clifton, Lester, Roy and Bill Harris, and two sisters, Mary Webster and Kathleen White.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, September 10, 2007, at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home of her son, Starley Stell, 391 Stell Road, Bath.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Stell family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Monday, September 10, 2007)

Ashley Lynn Stephenson

Mr. Ashley Lynn Stephenson, age 46, a resident of 215 Magnolia Drive, Pamlico Village, Washington, died Monday, March 22, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Washington conducted by Dr. James Moore.  Mr. Stephenson was born in Erwin, N.C. on September 3, 1963. He was the son of Glendel Stephenson and the late Julie Beard Stephenson. Mr. Stephenson graduated from Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane, N.C. and Durham Technical College. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. Mr. Stephenson was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Committee of 100 and board member of the Purpose of God. He was a past member of the Washington Community Theater Association and the Beaufort County Republican Party.  On April 24, 1999, Mr. Stephenson married the former Paula Renee Carawan, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his son, Rocky Stephenson of the home; his father and step-mother, Mayor Glendel and Pat Stephenson of Mebane; two brothers, Marshall Stephenson and wife, Lisie of Wilmington, Alan Stephenson and wife, Cathy of Mebane; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Billy Hopkins of Williamston; brother-in-law, Art Carawan and wife, Jeanette and their son, Michael all of Kinston; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  In addition to his mother, Mr. Stephenson was preceded in death by a brother, Reid Stephenson and his father-in-law, Charlie Carawan.  The family will receive friends after the service at the First Baptist Church.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Stephenson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Hugh Martin Sterling, Jr.

Mr. Hugh Martin Sterling, Jr., age 71, a resident of 718 E. Main Street, Washington, NC died Sunday January 5, 2014 at the home of his daughter located at 4807 Morton Road, New Bern, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday January 12, 2014 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Rev. Lee Kinney. Members of Washington Fire & Rescue will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Sterling was born in Beaufort County on March 27, 1942 son of the late Hugh M. Sterling, Sr. and the late Mary Elizabeth Yert Sterling. He was a graduate of Washington High School. On June 5, 1964 he married the former Sylvia Ann Jordan. Mr. Sterling served his country in the U.S. Navy before working with Washington Fire & Rescue. At the time of his retirement he was Chief of the Department. Following retirement he was owner & operator of the Dry Dock Styling Salon. Mr. Sterling was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Washington.  Surviving along with his wife Sylvia of New Bern are two daughters: Elizabeth S. Junak and her husband Jeffrey of New Bern and Cynthia S. Slusher and her husband Carl of Berkeley Springs, WV; a brother: Phillip Sterling and his wife Jean of Bath and seven grandchildren: Daniel Junak, Samantha Junak, Christina Junak, Alexandria Junak, Madison Slusher, Sterling Slusher and Hannah Slusher.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Sterling family.

Nancy Plott Sterling

Nancy Plott Sterling, 63, of Chocowinity, N.C., formerly of Covington, died Saturday, September 16, 1995. Graveside services 4 p.m. Tuesday, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Covington. Arrangements by Loving Funeral Home.  (The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) – September 18, 1995; pg. C2)

Margarer Mann Swindell Stevens

Mrs. Margaret “Peggy” Mann Swindell Stevens, age 85, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel, 2100 E. Fifth St., Greenville, by Dr. Greg Rogers and Rev. Karen Crutchfield. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Stevens was born to Dr. Lewis Holmes Swindell and Margaret Mann Swindell on Jan. 21, 1927, in Washington. She graduated from St. Mary’s Junior College in Raleigh, where she was president of the SGA. She also graduated with honors from Wake Forest University. In 1952, she married Charles Edgar Stevens, who was the love of her life and who never tired of playing “Peg O’ My Heart” for her on the piano.  Peggy taught English for several years at Washington High School, where she also helped her husband, Charlie, direct stage productions of “Oklahoma” and “Annie Get Your Gun.” She assumed his summer position as evening programs director at Camp Sea Gull in Arapahoe for three years while he was working on his PhD. Peggy was a past president of the Greenville Service League. Known for her quick wit and literary talent, Peggy wrote and directed skits for new members of the Service League for more than 20 years. She was also a devoted member of the Dig’n Delve Garden Club and the Delphan Book Club. She has been a long-time member of Oakmont Baptist Church.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Margaret Mauney and husband Kevin of Winston-Salem, and Mary Charles Jenkins and husband Jack of Morehead City. Her grandchildren, Jacob Holmes Jenkins of Santa Monica, Calif., Anna Margaret Jenkins of Morehead City, and Charles Nantz Mauney of Winston-Salem, remember her wonderful stories and her amazing ability to discover toys in “Gammy’s magic closet.”  Mrs. Stevens’ brother, Lewis Holmes Swindell III, preceded her in death.  The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the funeral service.  The family extends their sincere gratitude to the staff at Cypress Glen for their wonderful care.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, January 31, 2012)

Alexander Turnage Stewart

WASHINGTON - Alexander Turnage "A.T." Stewart, 83, of U.S. Highway 17 North, Route 1, died Sunday night, Oct. 8, at his home.  Stewart was born in Vance County on June 7, 1912.  He was the son of the late William Hamilton and Elizabeth Mustain Stewart.  He retired in 1975 as a Trailways bus driver.  He had on numerous occasions served as relief driver for Virginia Dare Transportation, the now defunct multi-route system serving the Outer Banks.  Stewart was a member of First Christian Church and the Co-Workers Sunday School Class.  He was a member of Orr Lodge No. 104, AF & AM as a member of Sudan Temple of the Shrine, Beaufort County Shrine Club and York Rite Bodies.  Stewart was married to the former Geraldine Woolard of Beaufort County, who survives.  In addition, survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Modlin of Washington; one son, William H. "Billy" Stewart of Route 3, Washington; two sisters: Helen Gregory of Atlanta, Ga. and Julia Grimm of Silver Springs, Md.; and six grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Dr. Glenn S. Weaver.  Burial was in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Masonic rites were rendered at the graveside.  Arrangements were by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 15, 1995; pg. 2B)

Elbert Stewart

Elbert Stewart of the 6300 block of Avon Road died July 3, 1992, in a hospital.  Mr. Stewart was born in Washington, N.C. He retired as president of Berkley Citizens Savings and Loan after 20 years and had been a rector of Norfolk State University. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.  Survivors include his wife, Juanita G. Stewart; three sons, Elbert Stewart, Kendall E. Stewart and Brian E. Stewart; and a sister, Helen S. Harrell, all of Norfolk.  The funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Grace Episcopal Church by the Rev. Joseph N. Green Jr. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. A wake will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hale Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Friends may join the family at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – July 5, 1992; pg. B2)

Virgil Ward  Stewart

Mrs. Virgil Ward Stewart, age 86, formerly of 1307 Summit Avenue, died Saturday, November 8, 2008.  A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 10, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church, Washington with burial to follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Stewart was born November 10, 1921 in Williamston, the daughter of the late James Herbert and Lucy Gurganus Ward.  She was married to the late Washington Mayor A. Thomas Stewart.  A graduate of East Carolina Teachers College, she taught for many years in the Washington City Schools, and later worked with her family business, Stewart’s Jewelry Store.  She supported her husband during the many years that he served as mayor.  A Life Member of the First Presbyterian Church, she held various positions on the board, taught Sunday School, and was active in the Ladies’ Circle.  She was an avid golfer and bridge player, and she was a member of the Stratford Book Club and Ramblers Supper Club.  Survivors include her daughter, Betty Stewart; granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Robertson; niece, Harriet Goff and her husband, Warren; and nephew, Herbert Ward and his wife, Cinda.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Tommy Stewart; sisters, Ruth Griffin and Julie Johnson; and brother, Herbert Ward, Jr.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, 1202 North Respess Street, Washington.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

  William Hamilton Stewart

Mr. William “Billy” Hamilton Stewart, age 54, a resident of 1056 Sheppard Mill Road, Greenville, NC died August 18, 2011.  A graveside service will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday August 21, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, conducted by Pastor Kenneth Pritchard.   Ricky Morris, Billy McRoy, Bryan Cherry, Travis Swain, Randall Morgan and Randy Wood will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Arnold, Jerry Eizenzimmer, Larry Everette, and Edmond Ipock.  The family will receive friends 2:30-4:00 p.m. on Sunday prior to the service at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of his son, Derek Stewart, 212 E. 10th Street, Washington.  Mr. Stewart was born in Norfolk, Va. in February 24, 1957. He was the son of Geraldine Woolard Stewart and the late A. T. Stewart. Mr. Stewart graduated from Washington High School and was an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 21 sponsored by the First Christian Church. He worked for Hackney and Sons for 25 years, first as a welder and later as a driver. Mr. Stewart worked for TMC Transportation of Des Moines, Iowa as a driver where he became an owner and operator of Stewart & Sons Trucking. Later he leased on with Younce Trucking before also working for Triple E Trucking of Greenville. His trucking handle was “Grease Monkey.” In his spare time, he used to race cars at Robersonville Speedway, enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing with his boys and was drummer for the band Cyanyde.  Mr. Stewart is survived by two sons, William “Derek” Stewart and Lewis “Grant” Stewart both of Washington; mother of his children, Regina Gaye Stewart of Washington; his mother, Geraldine Woolard Stewart of Washington; granddaughter, Shelby Leigh Stewart of Washington; sister, Kimberly Ann Modlin of Washington and companion, Barbara Sprouse of Washington.  In addition to his father, Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by a son, Rusty Shane Stewart.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Stewart family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, August 21, 2011)

Mary Lorene Harris Stiles

Mrs. Mary Lorene Harris Stiles, age 94 a resident of 378 Hunter Drive, Belhaven and a former resident of Washington died Monday July 9, 2007 at the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, NC.  A graveside funeral will be held 11:00 AM Thursday July 12, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Rev. David Pooser. Pallbearers will be James Ormond, Michael Ormond, Gregory Clayton, Mark Biddix, Chris Clayton and Stephen Poole, III.  Mrs. Stiles was born in Willard, MO on October 18, 1912 daughter of the late Oscar Vance Harris and the late Mida Elizabeth Craig Harris. She was a 1931 graduate of Springfield High School and continued her education and earned her teaching degree. She taught school for a short period before dedicating her time as a homemaker. In later years Mrs. Stiles worked in Washington at the WRRF Radio Station and as a copy editor at WITN TV. She demonstrated her strong family dedication by raising her grandchildren as if they were her own. Mrs. Stiles was a member of Sidney Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include three grandchildren: James Allen Stiles, Connie Lorene Stiles Ormond and Cathey Stiles Clayton and five great grandchildren: James Walter Ormond, Michael Henry Ormond, Michelle Lorene Ormond, Ashley Elizabeth Clayton and Hunter Jordan Clayton. Mrs. Stiles was preceded in death by a son: Walter Stiles, III on September 25, 1992 and a sister Grace Rebecca Williams.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday July 11, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mrs. Stiles’ granddaughter Mrs. Robert “Cathey” Clayton located at 378 Hunter Drive, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Stiles family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lester Allen Stilley, Sr.

Mr. Lester Allen Stilley, Sr., age 67, a resident of 5453 Old Blount’s Creek Road, Chocowinity, NC died Friday, December 30, 2011 at his home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00p.m. Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Warren Memorial Cemetery officiated by Rev. Ray Webb.  Mr. Stilley was born in Beaufort County on May 2, 1944 to the late Floyd Eugene Stilley and Allie Fleming Stilley. He attended elementary and high school in Aurora. On January 31, 1964, Mr. Stilley married the former Frankie Hamrick, who survives. Mr. Stilley worked in types of construction, mostly as a heavy equipment operator working with cranes. He worked for Brown & Root and Flour- Daniels Construction in Surry and Mineral, Virginia for more than 20 years. Mr. Stilley worked for Trader Construction in Aurora, NC.  In addition to his wife of the home, Mr. Stilley is survived by a son: Lester Allen Stilley, Jr. & his fiancée Angela Hunt of Smithfield, Va, a daughter: Melissa S. Linton of Chocowinity, NC, two brothers: Curtis Eugene Stilley and wife Carolyn of Hampton, Va. And Floyd Wade Stilley and wife Pauline of Chocowinity, NC, two sisters: Lynda Carol Moore and Kathryn Rose Dickinson both of Washington, NC, a daughter-in-law, Lynette Stilley of Chocowinity, NC, three grandchildren: Sandra Dawn Crawford, Allison Alligood and Kendall Paul Linton, five great grandchildren, two aunts who he dearly loved, Mary Ellen Bosher and Mary Elizabeth Fleming, and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Stilley is preceded in death by a brother: Milan Stilley and a brother-in-law: Edward “Buddy” Moore.  The family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Jennie Crews, who was always faithful and “on the ball”. The family also wishes to thank the staff of hospice and the cancer center for their loving care. The family thanks everyone who kept them in their thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you all.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 31, 2011 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home located at 5453 Old Blount's Creek Road, Chocowinity, NC 27817.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Stilley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Richard Lee Stilwell

Richard Lee Stilwell of Chocowinity, NC, formerly of Sherborn, MA, died at his home on May 24th at the age of 75.  Richard was born on August 7, 1932 in Winchester, Virginia.  Growing up in Luray, VA, Richard was both athletic and hard working.  He played football, worked at a local ice cream shop, and led tourists through the Luray Caverns.  In 1953, he graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, worked for Bethlehem Steel then entered the U.S. Air Force.  He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management where he earned a Master’s degree in Business in 1958.  Richard took a job with IBM in the New England area, where he worked as a Systems Engineer for 33 years. He met his wife, Claire Schwennker, at a customer site, and they were married on December 28, 1963.   Richard and Claire spent 31 years living in Sherborn, MA before retiring to North Carolina in 2002.  They enjoyed spending decades of fun-filled summers at their cottage on Lake Champlain in upstate New York.  Richard was diagnosed with a neurological disease in early 2008.  His gentleness and kind spirit coupled with his serenity and wry sense of humor offered his loved ones strength as the disease took away his mobility. Some of his interests included golf, tennis, skiing, and sailing with family and friends.  He was an adept handyman who enjoyed working on countless projects in the house and yard.  In addition to his wife, Claire, Richard is survived by his eldest daughter Jennifer Hill and husband, Richard of The Woodlands, TX; his son, Jim and wife, Michelle of Hopkinton, MA; his youngest daughter, Karen Miller and husband, Mark of Pasadena, Calif.; his brother, James and wife Kay; his sister, Anne of Luray, VA; and seven grandchildren, Kevin and Derek Hill, Thomas, Isaac, and Jane Stilwell, and Luke and Elise Miller.  Calling hours will be held at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington, N.C. on Thursday, May 29th, from 4 to 6PM.  Richard will be buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Luray, Virginia. A graveside service, with a reception following at the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren, will be held on May 31st at 2pm.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, May 28, 2008)

Mae Boyd Harris Stocks

Mrs. Mae B. Harris Stocks, 95, formerly of 2438 Radford Lane died Friday, April 13, 2007. The funeral service will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Stocks was born in Beaufort County but spent all of her adult life in Pitt County. She was a member of the Winterville Pentecostal Holiness Church for more than 30 years. She was a very dedicated and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Mary Boyd; six brothers; three sisters; husbands, Walter Harris, the father of her children, Leonard Hunnings and Linwood Stocks; two sons, John H. Harris, Sr. and Walter Harris, Jr.; five infant children and three grandchildren. She is survived by two sons, Carl Harris Sr. and wife, Mildred, and Charles R. Harris and wife, Ruby, all of Greenville; daughter, Mae Harris Smith and husband, Herbert, of Stokes; daughter-in-law, Shirley W. Harris of Greenville; brother-in-law, Wilbert Furlough of Chesapeake, Va.; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home today from 6-8 p.m. and other times at the home of Mae and Herbert Smith, 5701 Whichard Road, Stokes, NC 27884.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - Sunday, April 15, 2007)

Ada Lucille Williams Stokes

Ms. Ada Lucille Williams Stokes, 87, of 160 Santree Drive, Williamston, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at Martin General Hospital, Williamston.  A funeral will be conducted today at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Biggs Funeral Home with the Rev. David Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Westhampton Memorial Park, 10000 Patterson Ave., Richmond, Va.  Ms. Stokes was born in Beaufort County on May 1, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Edward Robert Williams and Drucilla Sutton Williams. She retired after 35 years of service with the Department of Highways in the state of Virginia. She lived in Richmond, Va., for many years. She was a member of Tranters Creek Church of Christ.  Survivors include eight nieces, Dianna Haile of Kingsport, TN, Pat Pittman, Becki Lilley, Cheryl Klein, Karen Peyton, all of Williamston, Elaine Carr of Midlothian, Va., Betti Smythe of Richmond, Va., Vicki Keene of Crossville, TN; six nephews, Joe Griffin and Danny Williams, both of Williamston, Fred Parrish of Chesterfield, Va., David Parrish of Charlotte, Jimmy Cherry of Greenville, Clifton Cherry of Washington; one cousin, Eric Tucker and wife Frances of Richmond, Va.; and special friend, Cindy Selman of Washington.  She was preceded in death by six sisters, Irma Allsbrook, Connie Parrish, Edna Griffin, Jeannette Cherry, Joyce Wallace and Thelma Williams; and two brothers, Robert A. Williams and Melvin D. Williams.  The family will receive friends today from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Biggs Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Becki and Butch Lilley, 1035 Grand Canyon Road, Williamston, N.C.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, August 18, 2006)

George Thomas Stokes, Jr.

Mr. George Thomas Stokes, Jr. of 109 E. Eighth St., Washington, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Deeper Life Ministries with the Rev. William Frank Whitehead, eulogist. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Stokes was born June 23, 1961, the son of George Stokes Sr. and Ida W. Stokes. He graduated from Washington High School in 1979. He attended Lenoir Community College, where he studied criminal law. He also attended the N.C. Justice Academy at Beaufort County Community College, where he received training and certification in basic law enforcement. He also worked as a truck driver for Harrell’s Trucking of Greenville. He joined Mt. Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) at an early age and also attended Little Grove Holiness Church, where he was a musician.  Survivors include two sons, George Thomas Stokes III and Tyrone Blade Ore of Washington; one brother, Tony Ray Stokes of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, pastor Hattie Stokes-Dancil of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ella Smith of Washington and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, May 5, 2006)

Levon Stokes

Mr. Levon Stokes, 84, a resident of 71 Short St., Washington, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at St. John Church of Christ. Arrangements are by Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, January 12, 2012)

Janice Hudson Stokesberry

WILMAR - Mrs. Janice Hudson Stokesberry, 61, died Sunday, September 23, 2007.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Vanceboro by the Rev. Norman Morris. Burial will follow in the Vanceboro Cemetery.  Mrs. Stokesberry was a native and lifelong resident of the Wilmar community of Beaufort County. She worked at Hamilton Beach in Washington for 12 years, and was a member of the Tabernacle Holiness Church in Vanceboro. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister, who was truly loved and will be dearly missed.  She is survived by her, husband of 37 years, Allen Lane Stokesberry; one daughter, Lisa S. Taylor and husband, Bill, of Wilmar; 2 grandchildren, Hailey Taylor, and Jacob Taylor, whom she babysat for the last 5 years; mother, Elver Morris Hudson, of Wilmar; two sisters, Pauline Mills, and Virginia Lewis, both of Wilmar.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 - 9 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro, and at other times at the home of Lisa and Bill Taylor, 1900 Chandler Rd., Vanceboro NC 28586.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, September 25, 2007)

Paula Ann Stoltz

Ms. Paula Ann Stoltz, age 66, a resident of 102 Meadow Drive, Macswoods, Washington, died Wednesday morning, May 19, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday May 22, 2010 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Pastor Diane Catlett. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Mac Hodges, Terry Gillikin, Roland Alligood, Tom Vann, Russell Lilley and Tom Robbins will serve as pallbearers. Ronald Pilgreen, Robin Perkins, Neal Partrick, Jr., Raeford Lilley, the Rich Company and other real estate agents will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Paula was born in Beaufort County on November 10, 1943, daughter of the late Harry Edourde Stoltz and Sue Chauncey Featherstone. She was a 1962 graduate of Washington High School and attended King’s Business College. Paula was employed as an accountant for 25 years with Tommy Campbell. In 1984 she received her real estate/broker license and began her career with The Rich Company where she worked for 24 years. Paula was a member of the Washington/Beaufort County Board of Realtors and Ware’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her daughters: Laurel “Laurie” Ann Jones House and her husband, Dennis and their children, Staton Zachary House, Michael Cody House and Lauren Denise House and Courtney Stoltz Jones Asby and her husband, Woody and their children, Hannah Stoltz Adams, Ethan Jackson Asby and Cole Chauncey Asby, all of Washington; her brothers: Robert Bryan Johnson and his wife, Lou of Washington and Fred Chauncey Featherstone of Manteo and the father of her daughters: Donald Ray Jones of Washington. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother: Michael Edourde Stoltz on April 9, 1985.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Friday May 21, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to be serving the Stoltz Family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

 Louise Boyd Stoop

Mrs. Louise Boyd Stoop, age 81, a resident of 1340 Van Dorp Road, Pantego, NC died Sunday December 7, 2008 at the Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday December 10, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Thelbert Leggett and Dalton Finch. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Clark Peele, Fred Howell, John Pittman, Robert Alligood, Gerald Allen and Eddie Boyd will serve as pallbearers. D.T. Andreoli and Lynwood Bowen will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Stoop was born at her Beaufort County home on February 14, 1927, daughter of the late Richard Zachary Boyd and Lula Marshall Boyd. She was a graduate of Pantego High School. Mrs. Stoop married Hank Stoop, Sr. on September 20, 1946 who preceded her in death on July 16, 1980. She worked as a Teacher’s Assistant and bus driver with the Beaufort County Developmental Center and retired in 1995. Mrs. Stoop was a member of Long Acre Chapel Christian Church.  Mrs. Stoop is survived by two sons: Hank Stoop, Jr. of Pantego and Richard Stoop and his wife Ginger of Pantego; two sisters: Maxine Woodley and her husband Harold Lee of Creswell and Lula “Sis” Pittman of Pinto, MD; two grandsons: Brad Stoop and his wife Ashley of Windsor and Chad Hunter Stoop and his wife Leigh of Long Acre and two great granddaughters: Reagan Gray Stoop and Anna Lauren Stoop.  The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday December 9, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Stoop family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, December 9, 2008)

Wanda Sawyer Stoop

Mrs. Wanda Sawyer Stoop, age 59, a resident of 19335 NC Hwy. 32 N., Plymouth, NC, died Monday, March 30, 2009 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday April 2, 2009 at the Plymouth Church of the Nazarene and will be conducted by Pastor Tim Lichtley and Pastor Steve Creech. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington. Robin Bowen, Jeffery Stoop, Davy Bowen, Charlie Wilson, John Carr and John Reason will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Stoop was born in Beaufort County on October 27, 1949 to the late Ormond and Edna Potts Sawyer. On April 4, 1987 she married Andrew Paul Stoop who survives. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and retired as owner and operator of Stoops Upholstery. Survivors include her husband, Andrew P. Stoop of the home, her children, David Bowen and wife Pat of Villa Rica, GA, Carmen R. Joyner of Plymouth, Melissa Stoop Alligood of Pinetown, Jeffery P. Stoop of Plymouth, grandchildren, Athenia Holt of Villa Rica, GA, Shannon Johnson of Calhoun, GA, Davy Bowen of Leland, NC, Sydney Joyner of Ayden, Miranda Joyner of Ayden, Tyler R. Alligood of Pinetown, Jessica R. Roberson of Pinetown, great grandchildren, Cody D. Holt of Villa Rica, GA, Hali Johnson of Calhoun, GA, several aunts and uncles, Mary Lou Piddley, Zella Stassfort, Ruth S. Hopkins, Rachel Lonburger, Floyd Sawyer, William Sawyer, Gloria Fotusky, and Ruebin Edward Sawyer. Mrs. Stoop was preceded in death her granddaughter, Carmen Miranda Dozier, her brother, Buddy Sawyer and her nephew, Craig Boyd.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home, 19335 NC Hwy. 32 N., Plymouth, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Stoop family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, April 2, 2009)

Beulah Adams Stormont

Beulah Adams Stormont, 86, died June 13, 1992, in a hospital.  Mrs. Stormont was born in Chocowinity, N.C. She was the widow of Courtney Stormont and was a member of Galilee Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach.  Survivors include a daughter, Courtney S. Hunt of Richmond; and two grandchildren.  The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, by the Rev. Eric Turner. Friends may join the family at the Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach, after the service. Memorial donations may be made to the fellowship fund of Westminster-Canterbury, Richmond, or to the Salvation Army. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – June 16, 1992; pg. D5)

Alice Stoop Stout

Mrs. Alice Stoop Stout, age 93, a former resident of 116 Van Dorp Road, the Terra Ceia Community of Pantego, died Monday February 26, 2007 at Ridgewood Nursing Home of Washington, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday March 1, 2007 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Pastor Calvin Tuininga. Members of Covenant United Reformed Church will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Stout was born in Hawarden, Iowa on December 9, 1913 daughter of the late Andrew Stoop, Sr. and the late Hendrika Johanna Drenth Stoop. She married Robert Clyde “Bob” Stout on September 21, 1935 who preceded her in death on January 26, 1998. Mrs. Stout was a homemaker who owned and operated Stout Upholstery Shop out of her home. She was a member of Covenant United Reformed Church of Pantego where she was a member of its ladies auxiliary. Mrs. Stout was a faithful supporter of the Saturday Night Jamboree as long as her health permitted.  Survivors include a son: Andrew Stout and his wife Lula of Washington; two grandsons: Richard Stout and his wife Lou of Washington and Michael Stout of Raleigh. Mrs. Stout was preceded in death by a daughter: Elizabeth “Betty” Stout on April 20, 1993; two brothers: Henry Stoop and Andrew Stoop, Jr. and a sister: Ann Cicio.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Wednesday February 28, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mrs. Stout’s son Andrew located at 335 East 13th Street, Washington.  The Stout family would like to thank Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home and it’s staff not only for its care for Mrs. Alice but also its concern for them during Mrs. Stout’s stay there.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Stout family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, February 28, 2007)

Ann Marie Tew Stowasser

Mrs. Ann Marie Tew Stowasser, 60, of 115 Wellington Drive, Washington, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at her home.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 18, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Danny Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home.  Mrs. Stowasser was born February 3, 1948 in Dunn, NC. She was the daughter of the late George Riley Tew and Margaret Ella Reaves Tew. She was a graduate of Williamston High School, Beaufort County Community College and Pitt Community College. On December 18, 1988, she married William F. Stowasser. She was a retired public health administrator. She had been a resident of Beaufort County for 34 years.  She is survived by her husband, William F. Stowasser; two sons, Joseph Wayne Rodgerson, Jr., and Riley Paul Rodgerson, both of Goldsboro; two sisters, Jo Ann Tew Winn of Chocowinity, and Kathy Tew Williams of Beaverdam, Va.; and one grandchild, Daniel Donovan Rodgerson.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Stowasser family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Thursday, July 17, 2008)

Ann Toler Stowe

Mrs. Ann Toler Stowe, age 79, a resident of 333 East 14th Street, Washington, died Friday, February 1, 2013 at River Trace Nursing Center in Washington.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Rev. Danny Allen.  Mrs. Stowe was born in Washington on August 3, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Fred Arthur Toler and Elizabeth Wilkinson Toler. Mrs. Stowe was a 1951 graduate of Washington High School. She was telephone operator with Carolina Telephone, retiring in 1985 with 30 years of service. After retirement, Mrs. Stowe worked as a substitute school teacher. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  On May 5, 1960, she married Edward Wells “Buddy” Stowe, Sr., who passed away September 7, 2003.  Mrs. Stowe is survived by two sons, Edward Wells Stowe, Jr. and wife Vicki of Hampstead, N.C., Frederick Lamar Stowe and wife, Kimberly of Washington; five grandchildren, Ashton Stowe, Madison Stowe, and Holden Stowe all of Washington, Matthew Stowe and Samuel Stowe both of Hampstead; one sister, Chris Toler Stowe of Washington; and two brothers, Fred Arthur Toler, Jr. and Steve Lewis Toler both of Washington.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Monday, February 4, 2013 at Mrs. Stowe’s home, 333 E. 14th Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Stowe family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Christine Elizabeth Toler Stowe

Mrs. Christine Elizabeth Toler Stowe, age 81, a resident of 811 E. 8th St., Washington, died Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Danny Allen.  Mrs. Stowe was born in Beaufort County on May 14, 1931 to the late Fred Arthur Toler, Sr. and Elizabeth Caroline Wilkinson Toler. On June 13, 1949 she married Guy Beacher Stowe, Jr. who preceded her in death on December 17, 1975. She was a graduate of Washington High School, was employed with Payne & Watkins Insurance Co. for many years and retired as a Deputy Clerk of Court for Beaufort County. Mrs. Stowe was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she served as Superintendent and was a Sunday School teacher.  Survivors include two sons, Guy Stowe and wife Carol Sue of Washington, Lentz Stowe and wife Tricia of Washington, two brothers, Fred Toler husband of the late Ann Harris Toler, of Washington, Steve Toler and wife Mary of Washington and four grandchildren, Blair Elizabeth Stowe, Gray Thomas Stowe, Hayley Beacher Stowe and Erin Cutler Stowe. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie Ann Stowe and her sister, Ann Toler Stowe and late husband, Edward "Buddy" Stowe.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Monday, April 1, 2013 at the home of her son, Lentz Stowe, 304 Isabella Ave., Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Stowe family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Clifton Earl Stowe

GRANTSBORO - Clifton Earl Stowe, 84, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at home with his family at his side. He was a member of Silverhill Christian Church where he served as a deacon, elder, chairman of the board and Sunday school teacher. He was the first mayor of Grantsboro serving from 1997 until 2010. He was also on the Pamlico County Planning Board for 20 years. He served as a board member for Bay River Metropolitan Sewer District and Partnership for Children of Pamlico County. He was one of the first members of the Grantsboro Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Bayboro Masonic Lodge No. 331.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Day Stowe and his daughter, Lynnette Stowe Potter.  He is survived by his wife, Palmer S. Stowe; daughter, Vannah S. Holton and husband, Terry, of Grantsboro; three stepchildren, Danny Piner and wife, Connie, of Zebulon, Dennis R. Piner and wife, Chris, of Pace, Fla., and Gay A. Cook and husband, Ronnie, of Wilson; three grandsons, Wayne Holton of Grantsboro, Ryan Holton and wife, Shannon, of Greenville, and Travis Potter of Grantsboro; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, March 17, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Amos Sykes and the Rev. Henry Wetherington officiating. Interment will follow in Paul Cemetery, Silverhill.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - March 19, 2011)

Elwood Cecil Stowe

Elwood Cecil Stowe, 92, of Jefferson Ave., passed away Feb. 24, 1999.  He was born in Washington, N.C., but lived most of his life in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. For more than 50 years, he lived in the Ocean Park Area on the Chesapeake Bay. He was a builder, a contractor, a furniture maker, a master chef and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was also an honorary firefighter, a member of the Elks Lodge, a member of Miles United Methodist Church and a fine storyteller.  Elwood loved music, singing, dancing and people. He was an extra-ordinary ordinary man. In life he was an inspiration to those around him, for he knew how to enjoy the simple things of life. In death he showed how to make the transition peacefully and with dignity.  Elwood was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna, after a marriage of more than 60 years. His second wife, Marjorie, and his sisters, Edra and Violet, also lived into their 90s. He is survived by his sister, Hazel, and her husband, Will Jones of California; a nephew, Clifford Coleman of Hawaii; great-nephews, Paul, Mark and Kevin Coleman of Hawaii; a great-niece, Lori Coleman of North Haven, Conn.; a loving companion, Fannie Maude Hosmer; good friends, Rose Orlando, Fran Malabad, Fran Russell, Stu White; and many others who loved him and enjoyed his wit, his stories and his gentle kindness.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church Cemetery by the Rev. Morris Bennett. Friends of Elwood may pay their respects today from 7 to 9 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 28, 1999; pg. B9)

Nellie Rue Stowe

A funeral service for Nellie Rue Stowe, 88, of Sumter formerly of Washington, NC, will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in First United Methodist Church in Washington, NC with burial to follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Rev. Danny Allen will officiate.  Miss Stowe died Sunday, November 28, 2010. Born in Engelhard, NC, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Lida Thompson Stowe.  Surviving are her sister, Mary Thomas Stowe Mullikin of Camden; nieces and nephews, Peggy Mullikin Kinney of Sumter, Mary Pat Mullikin Kornegay of Camden, Liza Mullikin Pickett of Albany, GA, Cam Mullikin and Thomas Mullikin both of Camden; 10 great nieces and 6 great nephews; 2 great-great nieces and 1 great-great nephew. She was predeceased by a brother William Thompson”Bud” Stowe.  Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel and Paul Funeral Home of Washington, NC is honored to serve the Stowe family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Harry H. Straker

AURORA - Harry H. Straker, 77, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Straker retired from PCS after 25 years. He was a member of Aurora Lions Club, was a private pilot, a member of Umatilla Jaycees, past president of Aurora Booster Club, past president of Richland Township Wildlife Club. He was an avid outdoorsman. He served in the U.S. Army for nine years, and had worked at Norris Funeral Home.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley N. Straker; two sons, Harry Straker, Jr. of Longwood, Fla. and George Straker and wife, Angela of Tampa, Fla.; one daughter, Patti Straker of New Bern; one brother, Harold Straker of Umatilla, Fla.; two sisters, Sara Land and husband, Rex of Umatilla, Fla. and Phyllis Young of Tallahassee, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Lauren Straker of Washington, D,C,, Ben Straker of Tampa, Fla. and Corey Straker of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance with the Rev. Claude Nethercutt officiating. Burial will follow in New Bern Memorial Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Pamlico County Veterans Council.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and other times at the residence, 557 Sixth Street, Aurora.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, December 6, 2007)

J. Nelson Strawbridge

DURHAM - J. Nelson Strawbridge, decorated war veteran, successful businessman and unsuccessful conservative candidate for mayor and the Durham county commission, died Saturday at his home. He was 76.  "Nelson was a stalwart of the community," said Homer Riley, the retired president of Nello Teer Co. who was a friend of Strawbridge's since their childhood in the same Durham neighborhood. "He was a big man physically, mentally and morally."  Born in Washington, N.C., Strawbridge graduated from Durham High School in 1936 and N.C. State University in 1941. He earned a Bronze Star while serving in the Army in Europe during World War II and left with the rank of major.  After the war, Strawbridge founded a company that evolved into Qualex, which was the world's largest photo processor when recently purchased by Eastman Kodak Co.  Strawbridge was chairman of the Friends of Durham, a conservative political action committee, before nearly upsetting Chester L. Jenkins in the 1989 mayoral race, then ran an unsuccessful campaign as a Democrat for county commissioner in 1992.  "He was a great man in business, a great man in politics and a great man in life," said Stephen Barringer, the former president of the Friends of Durham who succeeded Strawbridge. "I've never met a more gentle man in my life."  Strawbridge is survived by his wife, DeEtte Austin Strawbridge; sons, Jim Strawbridge of Wilmington, Bob Strawbridge of Wilmington, and Larry Strawbridge of Durham; brother, Harold Kenneth; and five grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church, followed by burial at Maplewood Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Howerton-Bryan Funeral Home.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – March 17, 1996; pg. B7)

Dolores Singleton Woolard Strickland

Dolores Singleton Woolard Strickland, 64, of Oklahoma City, OK, died Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM, Sunday, January 8, 2006 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with S. Ray West and Dennis Davis officiating.  Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Dolores’ nephews, Michael Boyd, Derick Boyd, Andy Singleton, Cagney Singleton, Keenan Woolard and friend, Muriel Moore, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, January 7, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and Charles Boyd at 8065 Broad Creek Road, Washington.  Dolores was born in July 7, 1941 in Washington, NC.  She was the daughter of the late Charlie Ray and Anne Miller Singleton.  Dolores was married to Elton Woolard, who preceded her in death on April 15, 1987.  She was a homemaker and very devoted to her family.  She always enjoyed working on her many projects in needlework, stained glass and gardening.  She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Washington, NC.  Dolores is survived by her son, Charlton Woolard and her grandson, Payton Woolard, both of Oklahoma City, OK.  She is also survived by her brother, Anthony Singleton and his wife, Ann and her sister, Charlene Boyd and her husband, Charles, all of Washington.  Dolores is also survived by many nieces and nephew, aunts, cousins and in laws who will miss her dearly.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Elton Leon Strickland

Rev. Elton Leon Strickland, 74, a resident of 50 Riverside Road, Apt. 110, Washington, died Friday, January 9, 2009, at Beaufort County Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2009 in the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Pastor Thad Tankard and Charles Hamilton officiating. There will be a private burial at Pamlico Memorial Gardens at a later time. Richard Holleman, Alan Alligood, Sammy Johnson and George Wayne Jefferson, Jr. will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour, Monday, January 12, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service.  Rev. Strickland was born February 19, 1934 in Harnett County to Clarence Joseph and Nora Smith Strickland. He was a retired First United Methodist minister having served in the Western Conference.  Survivors include one biological daughter Karen Tetterton Jefferson and husband George of Washington; two sons Mark Kerr Strickland and Michael James Strickland of Belmont; one sister Shirley S. Holleman of Apex; one brother Cecil Strickland; two grandchildren George Wayne Jefferson, Jr. and Tonya J. Alligood and husband Alan of Elizabeth City and other “adopted” families and a special friend Olive Godley.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister Tula S. Goodwin and two brothers Harvey and Waddell Strickland.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Strickland family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, January 11, 2009)

Marie Strong

Marie Strong, 79, of Largo, died Wednesday (March 13, 1991) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Washington, N.C., and came here in 1972 from New York. She was a bookkeeper. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo, and the Geological Society. Survivors include her husband, Alex; a son, Michael P., Long Island; a daughter, Phyllis Carver, Washington; two brothers, Moran Stevenson, Phoenix, Ariz., and Ellis Stevenson, Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Gertrude Stevenson, Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – March 17, 1991)

 Fannie Mae Smith Struck

Mrs. Fannie Mae Smith Struck, age 82, a resident of 6388 Prison Camp Rd., Williamston, died Friday, January 9, 2009 at Martin General Hospital.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Greg Sexon. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Christopher O’Merry, Ashley O’Merry, Donald Snyder, Roy Butler, Joseph Gurganus and John Waters will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Struck was born in Washington, NC on August 21, 1927 to the late Bill and Sally Clark Smith. On January 27, 1951 she married Richard Harvey Struck who preceded her in death on February 10, 1989. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia and attended Macedonia Christian Church while living in Williamston.  Survivors include one daughter, Patricia A. O’Merry and husband Daniel III of Robersonville; two sons, Robert H. Struck and wife Tari of Williamston, Richard H. Struck and wife Cheryl of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two sisters, Sally Ecklin of Plant City, Florida, Mary Ruth Hawkins of Washington; one brother, Bobby Ray Smith of Washington; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Elizabeth Peed and one brother, Bill Smith Jr.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday, January 12, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Struck family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, January 11, 2009)

D. Leon Stubbs, Jr.

LAKE JUNALUSKA - Reverend D. Leon Stubbs, Jr., 85, of 28 Glenview Drive, died Sunday, December 26, 1999 at Haywood Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late David Leon Stubbs Sr. and Lillian James Lewis Stubbs. His wife of 56 years, is Mary Frances Thrower Stubbs. Born in Aurora, NC, he earned his A.A. Degree from Brevard College in 1938. He received his B.A. Degree in 1940 and his Master of Divinity Degree from Duke University in 1943. He was a United Methodist Minister for 36 years serving in the Western North Carolina Conference. He served churches in Gastonia, Shelby, Denton, Greensboro, Kernersville and Winston- Salem. After his retirement in 1979 he continued to serve as a retired minister and until his death was always available to assist whenever needed. Surviving: in addition to his wife three sons and their wives, David and Margie Stubbs of Smithfield, NC; Dale and Cathy Stubbs of Smithfield and Dan and Cindy Stubbs of Asheville; a sister, Elizabeth Warren of New Bern, NC; five grandchildren, Molly, John Kasey, Davis and Robby Stubbs; and two step- grandchildren, Terry and Jennifer Bridges.  Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29th at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville. Rev. David S. Melton and Rev. Kathleen M. Wilson officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – December 28, 1999; pg. B6)

James Leroy Stubbs

Mr. James Leroy Stubbs, 74, of 264 Baseline Road, Pinetown, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Boyd family cemetery with pastor Phillip Jethro officiating.  Ted Wallace, Jason Wallace, Matthew Josey, Phillip Waters, Larry Boyd and Neal Boyd will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Stubbs was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 19, 1932. He was the son of the late Robert Livingston Stubbs Sr. and Nellie Victoria Waters Stubbs. He graduated from Bath High School. On March 3, 1970, he married the former Margaret Elizabeth Waters, who survives. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Weyerhaeuser with 29 years of service as an operator. He was a member of Pinetown Hunting Club. He was a member of Alligood Church of God.  Survivors include one son, Mac Waters of Pinetown; one sister, Ethel Willcoxon of Maryland and five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Paul Thomas Waters on May 30, 2005, and Edward “Fatty” Waters on June 6, 2004.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, July 19, 2006)

William E. Stubbs, Jr.

William E. Stubbs, Jr., 91, of Largo, died Wednesday (April 2, 2003) in Largo. He was born in Belhaven, N.C., and came here in 1972 from Raleigh, N.C. He worked as a manager for the Meyer chain of hotels. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Episcopalian. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Undine; and a daughter, Emma-Jo Paschal, Camden, S.C. National Cremation Society, Largo.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – April 5, 2003)

Margaret Bragaw Studdert

GREENSBORO - Mrs. Margaret Bragaw Studdert, 102, of 25 Fountain Manor Drive died Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Morningside at Irving Park.  Mrs. Studdert’s funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2006 in the chapel of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, N.C.  Margaret Studdert was born in Washington, N.C. on May 1, 1904 to the late Colonel Henry Churchill Bragaw and Mrs. Margaret Hoyt Bragaw. She was educated in the Beaufort County schools and was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church while living in Washington. She married William Walton Studdert in 1929 and following his death moved to Greensboro to be near her daughter. Mrs. Studdert was a former member and Regent of the Lt. William Brewer Chapter of the D.A.R. in Midland, Texas. Mrs. Studdert was a dancer and actress who appeared on Broadway in the 1928 production of the musical comedy Lovely Lady. When she moved to Greensboro, Mrs. Studdert became a faithful member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the T.W.I.G.S. and was a member of the David Caldwell Chapter of the D.A.R.  Survivors include her daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Studdert Frassineti of the home; and two grandsons Jordan Frassineti, Jr. and William Studdert Frassineti both of Charlotte.  Mrs. Studdert was preceded in death by her husband, Rear Admiral William Walton Studdert USNR-Ret. in November, 1964.  The family will greet friends at the church following the service on Saturday morning and following the graveside in Washington, N.C. that afternoon.  Forbis and Dick North Elm Street is serving the Studdert family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, October 27, 2006)

Sarah Elva Elliott Stutts

Mrs. Sarah Elva Elliott Stutts, age 89, a long time resident of Norfolk, VA and most recently of Hampton, VA has entered heaven on Friday March 25, 2011.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday March 29, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Pastor Wade Smith.  Sarah was born in Bath, NC on April 28, 1921 daughter of the late Walter D. Elliott and the late Maggie Evans Elliott. She loved her church missionary work, family, sewing, playing the piano and nurturing her gardens.  Survivors include a daughter: Tillie; a son: Dennis; seven grandchildren: Danny, Wendy, Shannon, David, Sarah, Denny and Matthew; six great grandchildren: Steven, Joshua, Hailey, Xavier, David and William; her extended family members, her best friend Naomi and her cherished church family. Sarah was preceded in death by her husband: Walter; her baby son: Danny and her daughter: Brenda.  Sarah’s niece Becky wishes to express what a privilege it has been to have her Aunt Elva live with her these last several months.  Sarah has heard the words we as Christians all long to hear.--- “Well done my good and faithful servant, enter in!” 2nd Corinthians 5:8.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Sarah’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Laura Navarro Sueiro

Laura Navarro Sueiro, age 92, a resident of River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Willow Ct. passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014. There will be a celebration of her life at 1:00 PM, Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Brown Chapel at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, officiated by The Rev. Kevin Johnson. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. John D. Rodman, Charles A. Labassi, George S. Rodman, John C. S. "Jack" Rodman, Frank Morris and Carlos Arballo will serve as pallbearers. John Thompson, Tom Anglim and Brendan Morris will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends following the committal service at Oakdale Cemetery and other times at the home of Janet Sueiro Rodman.  Laura was born November 21, 1921 in Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Adolfo and Leonides Pacheco Javariz. She grew up in New York City where she graduated from high school. During WWII until 1950 she was an employee of Macy's Department Store. In 1950 she married George L. Sueiro who preceded her in death. From 1980 until 2002 Laura and her husband lived in South Florida where she was a active member of St. Richard's Catholic Church and the Puerto Rican Women's Club. Laura and George purchased a home in Washington in 2002 and divided their time between Miami and Washington. She enjoyed attending functions at the Senior Center. Family was very important to Laura. She loved cooking for and providing a beautiful and elegant home where her family could gather and create memories.  Laura is survived by her daughters, Laura Sueiro Labassi and her partner Mark H. Thorne of Monroe Township, NJ and Janet Sueiro Rodman and husband John of Washington; her grandchildren, Laura Anne Morris and husband Frank, Linda Fernicola and husband Gary, Charles A. Labassi and wife Marie, George S. Rodman, and John C. S. "Jack" Rodman; and her great grandchildren, Gary Fernicola, Brendan Morris and Gabrielle Fernicola.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Alice Woolard Suggs

Mrs. Alice Woolard Suggs, age 90, a resident of Washington, died Saturday, March 20, 2010.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, March 22, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Tony Krantz. Burial will follow in the Woolard Family Cemetery. Kermit Alligood, John Alligood, Eddie Clark, Darrell Woolard, Jr., Bobby Haddock, Rudy Toler and Harris Ray Alligood will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Suggs was born in Beaufort County on October 10, 1919 to the late Fernando and Polly Ann Woolard. On August 8, 1946 she married Hubert Earl Suggs who preceded her in death on August 11, 1984. Mrs. Suggs was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ.  Survivors include one daughter, Gail Toler and husband Danny of Washington; one son, Ronnie Suggs and wife Rhonda of Bath; five grandchildren, Chris Taylor, Courtney Leigh Blount, Layla Dale Suggs, Alex O’Neal, Marta O’Neal and Michael Dan Toler and two great-grandchildren, McKenna Leigh Taylor and Brayden Keith Taylor. In addition to her parents and husband Mrs. Suggs was preceded in death by one son, James Earl Suggs; one brother, James Filbert Woolard and one sister, Millie Gray Woolard.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Gail and Danny Toler, 410 Lodge Rd., Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Suggs family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Clyde Edward Suggs

DURHAM - Mr. Clyde Edward Suggs, 84, a resident of 741 Cayton Landing, Aurora, and formerly of Durham, passed away Wednesday January 25, 2006, at Ridgewood Manor. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday January 27, 2006, at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, officiated by Raymond Lagcher.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Russell Zurface, Ladd Jones, Royce Hamm, Ricky Hodges, Jeffery Roberson and Freddie McGowan.  Mr. Suggs was born in Durham on January 15, 1922, son of the late Walter and Mattie Suggs. He lived in Durham until his retirement from Liggett & Myers after 34 years of service. Mr. Suggs loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the Richlands Wildlife Club.  He is survived by his two sons and their wives, Terry and Frankie Suggs, of Chocowinity and Ted and Linda Suggs, of Durham; his daughter and her husband: Bonnie and Tommy Carden, of Hillsborough; five grandchildren; three great- grandchildren and his sister: Annie Rose, of Durham.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mary Gladys Suggs and two brothers, Walter Suggs Jr. and Norman Suggs.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, one hour prior to the service, at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of his son, Terry Suggs, located at 2424 Gray Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Suggs family.  (The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) – January 26, 2006; pg. D2)

Deborah Moss Suggs

Mrs. Deborah Moss Suggs, age 47, a resident of 8293 Hwy 306 South, Aurora, NC died Friday July 13, 2012.  A funeral service will be held 1 PM Thursday July 19, 2012 at Christ Vision Church of Blounts Creek officiated by Rev. Ray Webb. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington. Daniel Suggs, Mitchell Suggs, Joshua Suggs, Ellis L. Suggs, Jr., Justin Andrews and William Peele will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Suggs was born in Chester, South Carolina on July 12, 1965 daughter of the late Dennis Michael Moss and Myra Gail Miller Moss. On December 28, 1981, she married Ellis Lewis Suggs, Jr., who survives. Mrs. Suggs was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who devoted herself to serving and caring for her family. Mrs. Suggs was a Christian and a member of Christ Vision Church of Blounts Creek.  In addition to her husband Ellis, of the home, Mrs. Suggs is survived by three sons, Joshua Suggs and wife Jamie Suggs of Plymouth, NC, Mitchell Suggs and wife April K. Suggs of Aurora, NC and Daniel Suggs and wife Samantha Suggs of Aurora, NC, a brother, Russell Jones and wife Mandy of Salisbury, NC, three sisters, Denise Hoagan and husband Michael of Union, SC and Gail Waters of Union, SC, and Mickela Rosenbaum and husband Alan of Tulsa, OK, four grandchildren, Tyler Andrew Suggs of Plymouth, NC, Rain Suggs, Cloe’ Suggs and Lillie Faith Suggs all of Aurora, NC, a step brother, Mark Oltjenbruns of Atlanta, GA and three step sisters, Stacy Jochum of Atlanta, GA, Tammy Bourek of West Point, NE and Teri O’Neil of Savannah, GA., and many nieces, nephews and friends.  The family will receive friends 7 PM to 9 PM Wednesday July 18, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Suggs family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edward Suggs

Mr. Edward “Terry” Suggs, age 63, of 2424 Gray Rd., Chocowinity died Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be officiated by Ola Forbes. Joe Hodges, Jack McGowan, Royce Hamm, Doug Harrison, Robbie Bullock and Bobby Perry will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Suggs was born in Durham, NC on February 19, 1944 to the late Clyde Edward Suggs and Gladys Kerr Suggs. On January 18, 1991 he married Frankie Hodges who survives. He served in the United States Army for 4 years during the Vietnam War. He was retired from PCS after 30 years of service. He attended Memorial Free Will Baptist Church, was a member of Southside Hunting Club and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Survivors include his wife Frankie of the home, one daughter; Lisa McGowan and husband Freddie of Chocowinity, one sister, Bonnie Carden and husband Tommy of Durham, one brother; Ted Suggs and wife Linda of Durham and numerous nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Suggs family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, January 3, 2008)

Mary Gladys Kerr Suggs

AURORA - Mrs. Mary "Gladys" Kerr Suggs, age 79, a resident of 741 Cayton Landing Rd., died Monday, January 4, 1999, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, with Rev. Raymond Lagcher officiating.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Royce Hamm, Danny Harrell, Ladd Jones, Jesse Rice, Jeffery Roberson, and Russell Zurface.  Mrs. Suggs was born in Durham County July 15, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Luther and Daisy Dillehay Kerr. Mrs. Suggs worked as sales clerk for Rayless department store in Durham for 19 years. She was a member of the Bethesda Baptist Church in Durham and attended Dublin Grove Baptist Church in Aurora. On August 8, 1942, she married Clyde Suggs, who survives.  Surviving with her husband are two sons, Terry Suggs, of Chocowinity, and Ted Suggs, of Durham; one daughter, Bonnie Carden, of Hillsborough; one sister, Jetherine (Jet) Lovitte, of Durham; one brother, Harold 'Billy' Kerr, of Durham; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home, 741 Cayton Landing Rd.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) – January 6, 1999)

Alice Waters Sullivan

Mrs. Alice Waters Sullivan, age 91 , a resident of 14219 Hwy 264 East, Pinetown, died Monday morning September 10, 2012 at River Trace Nursing Home in Washington.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday September 12, 2012 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Arthur “Bud” Ball. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. John Daugherty, Edward Boyd, Larry Sullivan, Lester Sullivan, Bobby Skinner and Jay Waters will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Sullivan was born in Beaufort County on March 29, 1921, daughter of the late Leonard V. Waters and Parthenia Singleton Waters. On April 11, 1942 she married William Henry Sullivan who preceded her in death on January 8, 2003. Mrs. Sullivan was a homemaker and a member of Hunter’s Bridge Church of Christ. She loved crocheting, knitting and cross-stitching and gave most of her sewing projects as gifts.  She is survived by her son: William “Billy” Bryan Sullivan and wife Peggy of Pinetown and her grandchildren: Taylor Sullivan of Pinetown and Brittany Sullivan of Norristown, PA. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: Bennie Waters, Elmer Waters, and Leonard Waters and her sisters: Belva Boyd, Mary Paul and Clara Boyd.  The family will receive friends 1:00-1:45 PM prior to the service on Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Sullivan family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Cecil Ray Sullivan

Mr. Cecil Ray Sullivan, 70, of 1492 Respess Road, Pinetown, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, with Dennis R. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Kenneth Cox, Fernie Oliver, Butch Oliver, Kevin Everett, Horace Waters and Bobby Wallace. Glenn Everett and Ray Oland will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Sullivan was born in Beaufort County on March 12, 1932. He was the son of the late Joseph Moye Sullivan and Sarah Adelaide Boyd Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was the retired owner and operator of Sullivan's Body Shop. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany while in service. Mr. Sullivan was a member of Everetts Church of Christ where he served as a deacon. He was a former member of the Pinetown Ruritan Club.  On Feb. 15, 1952, Mr. Sullivan married the former Hulda Cullifer, who survives.  Survivors include his wife, Hulda Cullifer Sullivan of the home; two sons, Anthony Ray Sullivan, Keith Dale Sullivan and wife Donna Cutler Sullivan, all of Pinetown; one daughter, Deborah Sullivan Boyd of Washington; seven grandchildren, Briana Gay Sullivan, Greta Day Sullivan, Adam Ray Sullivan, Matthew Case Walker, Jonathan Ray Sullivan, Justin Dale Sullivan and Erika Lynn Sullivan; five brothers, Lewis Henry Sullivan, Lee Sullivan, Lester Sullivan, Larry Sullivan and Gary Sullivan and two sisters, Janice Wright and Mildred Sullivan.  Mr. Sullivan was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Sullivan.  The family will receive friends from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and at other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – February 22, 2003)

Edwin Joseph Sullivan

GREENVILLE - Mr. Edwin Joseph Sullivan, age 77, a resident of 205 Fairway Drive, Greenville, NC , died Friday evening, March 16, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday March 20, 2007 at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, officiated by Dr. Gregory P. Rogers and Rev. Beth Thompson. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  His nephews, Greg Sullivan, Don Sullivan, Tony Abeyounis and Greg Abeyounis will serve as pallbearers. Also serving as pallbearers will be Jim Perkins and Jack Tyler.  Mr. Sullivan was born in Johnston County on September 5, 1929, son of the late Edwin Thomas Sullivan and Annie Sullivan. On September 25, 1954, he married the former Shirley Anne Swain, who survives. Mr. Sullivan was employed for 25 years with Charles Department Store as assistant manager and then manager. He later worked 30 years with General Cash and Carry in Greenville, NC. Mr. Sullivan was a member of Oakmont Baptist Church and the Pathfinders Sunday School. He loved to fish.  In addition to his wife, Shirley, of the home, he is survived by his daughter: Melony J. Sullivan of Greenville; his granddaughter: Leslie Sullivan Allred of Beaufort; his brother: James G. Sullivan and his wife, Eleanor of Greenville; several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Holly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Lester Graham Sullivan in November, 1998.  The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 PM Monday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Sullivan family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, March 20, 2007)

Ethel Windley Sullivan

Ethel Windley Sullivan, 80, of Plymouth, N.C., died Monday, October 2, 2006. Mrs. Sullivan was born in Beaufort County on February 28, 1926 to the late Matilda Radcliff Windley and Daniel Sylvester Windley. She worked during her life as a seamstress.  Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her husband of 59 years, Lewis H. Sullivan; two daughters: Phyllis Cahoon of Plymouth; Thelma Lilley and husband John of Williamston; one son: Wilmer G. Sullivan and wife Judy of Roper. Grandchildren include Brian “Buddy” Jones and wife Caroline; Malissa “Missy” Polk and husband Kenny; William “Billy” Cahoon, Jr.; Jason Blount and wife Stacy; Amy Sullivan; Dustin Sullivan and Katie Sullivan. Great Grandchildren: Daniel “Danny” Garcia; Kristina “Krissy” Garcia; Destiny Sullivan; Drake Alligood and Jacob Robert, Jr. Visitation will be Thursday, October 5, from 7-9 p.m. at Smith and Austin Horner Chapel, 216 Washington St., Plymouth, N.C.  Funeral services will be Friday, October 6 at 2 p.m. at First Original Free Will Baptist Church of Plymouth, U.S. Highway 64 West. Rev. Paul Grubbs officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens.  Smith & Austin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, October 4, 2006)

Melony Jean Sullivan

Miss Melony Jean Sullivan, age 52, a resident of Greenville died Saturday November 19, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital following a brief battle with cancer.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday November 22, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Dr. Gregory Rogers and Rev. Beth Thompson.  Melony was born in Beaufort County on July 8, 1959 daughter of the late Edwin Joseph Sullivan and the late Shirley Ann Swain Sullivan. She was a 1977 graduate of Washington High School who continued her education at East Carolina University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree. Melony was a member of Oakmont Baptist Church of Greenville where she worked with children for many years as Sunday School Teacher and Vacation Bible School Instructor. She had a strong love for children of all ages and was a long-time caretaker for her mother.  Survivors include Melony’s niece: Leslie Allred of Oxford, NC; uncle and aunt: James and Eleanor Sullivan of Greenville; Great uncle and Aunt: Sonny and Frances Swain of Washington and five cousins and their families: Tony Abeyounis of Elizabeth City, Greg Abeyounis of Greenville, Don Sullivan of Greenville, Becky Sullivan of Greenville and Greg Sullivan of Greenville. Melony also had many special church friends and neighbors and dozens of children she cared for over the years. Preceded in death along with her parents were Melony’s brother: Lester Sullivan and aunt and uncle: Rufus and Betty Abeyounis.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Sullivan family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Peggy Stilley Sullivan

Peggy Stilley Sullivan, age 58, a resident of Hwy 264 E., Pinetown, NC passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center. There will be a celebration of her life Friday, July 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by David Poozer with Ira Garrett assisting. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. William Bell, Chris Jansen, Keen Keech, Jr., Michael Kendall, Tommy Mason and Troy Roberson will serve as pallbearers. The remaining members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, Washington Chapter will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends Friday, July 12, 2013 one hour prior to the service and other times at the home.  Peggy was born February 7, 1955 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late Frank Stilley and Marion Stilley who survives. She was a 1974 graduate of Aurora High School. She married William Bryan "Billy" Sullivan on April 2, 1994. Peggy worked with Goodwill, Lowe's and Radio Shack. She also volunteered with Annie's Attic. Peggy was a Maiden with the Iron Order Motorcycle Club Skeleton Crew (IOMC) and attended Hunters Bridge Church of Christ.  In addition to her husband and mother she is survived by her daughters, Brittany Ann Sullivan of Philadelphia and Taylor Elizabeth Sullivan of the home.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Sarah Boyd Sullivan

Mrs. Sarah Boyd Sullivan, 83, of Bath, died Monday at Beaufort County Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home with William F. Ambrose and Dr. Harold Tyer officiating.  The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Waters, of 124 Abbey Lane, Sherwood Forest, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, June 6, 1989)

Shirley Ann Swain Sullivan

Mrs. Shirley Ann Swain Sullivan, age 76, a resident of 205 Fairway Drive, Greenville, NC and a former resident of Washington died Friday September 23, 2011 at Universal Healthcare Center of Greenville.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday September 27, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Dr. Gregory P. Rogers and Rev. Beth Thompson. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Sullivan was Born in Washington on August 4, 1935 daughter of the late Roy Lester Swain and the late Gladys Jackson Swain. She was a graduate of Washington High School and married Edwin Joseph Sullivan on September 25, 1954 who preceded her in death on March 16, 2007. Mrs. Sullivan was a member of Oakmont Baptist Church and when her health permitted she was active in her church woman’s group. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother who enjoyed reading.  Mrs. Sullivan is survived by a daughter: Melony J. Sullivan of Greenville; a granddaughter: Leslie Mears-Sullivan Allred of Oxford and a sister: Betty Abeyounis of Elizabeth City. Preceded in death along with Mrs. Sullivan’s parents and husband was a son: Lester Graham Sullivan on November 22, 1998.  The family will receive friends 1:00 PM till the funeral hour Tuesday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Sullivan family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

William Earl Sullivan, Sr.

William Earl Sullivan Sr., of Jacksonville, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at home under hospice care after a long battle with cancer and diabetes.  Born in Washington, N.C., Jan. 28, 1931, to Theodore and Hilda Sullivan, William, or Bill as he was more commonly known, was a proud former Marine and a career railroad employee for CSX Transportation. He graduated Bath High School, Class of 1949, he was an avid fisherman and storyteller, always with a great story to share. He was an avid reader and loved studying the history of Florida, his North Carolina roots and American history. Most of all, he loved Patricia Ann, his wife of 40 years. They were introduced in church in Miami, Fla., and with her three children and their two children, they merged their families and built a beautiful life together. Toward his final days, he tried not to show the difficultly he faced with increasing pain and struggle of his illnesses. His positive attitude and sense of humor was an inspiration to all who loved him.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, February 19, 2012)

Opal Dixon Sumerlin

Mrs. Opal Dixon Sumerlin, 63, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, May 24, 2009. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Parkers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mrs. Sumerlin, a native of Beaufort County, lived her early life near Washington, N.C. She had made her home in the Parkers Chapel community for the past 44 years. She spent many years operating a home daycare surrounded by many children which she loved as if they were her own. She was a member of Parkers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church where she headed up the nursery for many years and taught Sunday school for more than 25 years. She loved to keep the House of her Lord clean and looked after it for the past ten years. Mrs. Sumerlin was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Agnes Dixon; sisters, Patricia Beddard, Vennie Davenport and a brother, Jessie Dixon Jr. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert F. "Bobby" Sumerlin; daughter, Rebecca Sumerlin of the home; sisters, Stella Singleton and Helen Rowe, both of Washington, N.C., and Bertha Garrison of Norfolk, Va.; brothers, Billy Dixon of Washington, N.C., and Henry Dixon of Greenville; and a host of other relatives and loved ones. The family will receive friends tonight from 6-9 at Wilkerson Funeral Home and at other times at the home.  (Greenville Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Wednesday, May 27, 2009)

Grace Elizabeth Windley Cradle Sumpter

Mrs. Grace Elizabeth Windley Cradle Sumpter, 80, of 789 N. Boyd Road, Pinetown, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Weeping Mary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, with Elder Donald Peartree officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Sumpter was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 14, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Francis Windley. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She was married to Jesse J. Sumpter, who survives. She was retired from a pen company in New York. She was a member of Christian Chapel Church, Bath.  Survivors include two daughters, Annie Waters and Hattie Cradle, both of Washington; one son, Warren Cradle of New York; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Collins and Laura Copeland and three brothers, Howard Windley, Roy Windley and Tom Windley.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, August 19, 2006)

Einice Faye Sundeen

Eunice Faye (Sissy) Sundeen, 63, died Wednesday, January 9 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie. She was born July 15, 1944 in Beaufort County to Evelyn Russ Sundeen and the late Edward Oscar Sundeen. She attended Mt. Olive Free Will Baptist Church.  Surviving, in addition to her mother, are one sister, Mary S. and husband, Alonza Roberson of Williamston; and one brother, James Frederick Sundeen, and wife Beatrice of Jamesville.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at Walker Funeral Home-Horner Chapel in Plymouth with the Rev. Robert Travis officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens. The family received friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, January 11 at Walker Funeral Home and other times from the home of Evelyn Sundeen, 121 Old Roper Road, Plymouth, N.C.  Walker Funeral Home-Horner Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, January 12, 2008)

Sue Eatman Zadeits Sutorius

WASHINGTON, NC - Mrs. Sue Eatman Zadeits Sutorius, age 60, a resident of 102 Pamlico Place, Cypress Landing, Chocowinity, NC, died at her home Thursday, August 23, 2001 after a courageous battle with cancer.  A Celebration of Sue's life will be held in a Memorial Service on Monday, August 27, 2001 at 10 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, NC conducted by The Rev. F. Harry Daniel and the Rev. Monte Johnston. Following the church service, friends and neighbors are invited to join the family for an informal reception at The Bay Club at Cypress Landing.   She was born in Wilson, NC, February 27, 1941 the daughter of the late Garland Adelbert Eatman and Mae Bissette Eatman. She was a graduate of Ralph Fike High School in Wilson and East Carolina University in Greenville. Sue lived in Wilson from 1941-1974, in Greenville from 1974-1998 and in Cypress Landing until her death. Sue was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Wilson, a former member of The Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church of Greenville, and at present was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington.  She was also a member of the Greenville Country Club and the Cypress Landing Bay Club. She served on the Greenville City Schools Board of Education from 1977-1987. She was also affiliated with First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. of Greenville and later served as office secretary for the First Presbyterian Church in Washington. She is survived by her devoted husband, Leslie (Les) S. Sutorius of the home; her children, William Zadeits and his wife Elizabeth of Cary, Leigh Floyd and her husband Eric of Lawrenceville, GA, and Anna Z. Gayle and her husband John of Burlington; two step-sons, Greg Sutorius and his fiancee Karen Barr of Brooklyn, NY and Peter Sutorius, U.S. Navy, Norfolk, VA; a sister, Barbara Atkinson of Chapel Hill; and four grandchildren.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Sutorius family.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – August 26, 2001)

Christina Angela Ball Sutton

Mrs. Christina Angela Ball Sutton, age 29, a resident of Deer Tract Drive, Washington, died Sunday, January, 1, 2012.   Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 6, 2012 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Pastor Jerry Waters. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Randy Sawyer, Sr., Jimmie Ball, Randy Sawyer, Jr., Michael Taylor, Richard Taylor and Allen Sawyer. Alternate pallbearers will be Davie Taylor and Richard Taylor, Sr.   Mrs. Sutton was born in Beaufort County on September 23, 1982. She was the daughter of Larry M. Ball, Sr. and Mary Taylor Ball. Mrs. Sutton was a housekeeper at the Econo Lodge in Washington. She was married to Jamie Jefferson Sutton, Sr., who survives.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Sutton is survived by her children, “Tyler” Joseph Sutton, “Jamie” Jefferson Sutton, Jr., and “Mersedes” Nicole Sutton all of the home; her parents, Larry M. Ball, Sr. and Mary Ball of Washington; her brother, Larry M. Ball, Jr. and his, wife Tonnya of Randleman, N.C.; paternal grandmother, Lois Ball of Washington; step grandfather, Bobby Jones of Washington; and nephews, William and Wyatt Ball of Randleman, N.C.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of Bobby Jones, 1175 Deer Tract Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Sutton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Floyd R. Sutton, Sr.

Floyd R. Sutton Sr., age 75, a resident of 1660 W 5th Street, Washington, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 3, 2010.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, officiated by Minister Maxie Gavin.  The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 9:30 AM until service hour.  Pallbearers will be William Samuel "Sammy" Robbins III, Leon Morris, Lavern Morris, and Steel Cox.  Mr. Sutton was born on June 18, 1935 in Pitt County, NC, son of the late Scott and Maebell Sutton.  He attended Bath High School and served in the United States Army as a medic in Germany.  He married LaDonna Davenport on November 17, 1951 and started Sutton Builders in Washington, NC.  Mr. Sutton built homes for 35 years in Beaufort County before retiring.  In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, fishing on the Pamlico River, Nascar, and time with his family.  He loved his Lord and served as a deacon at Woolard's Point Church of Christ.  He was a mason and a member of the Beaufort County Home Builders Association.  Those who knew him remember his kind, compassionate demeanor, and his willingness to help his fellow man.  He is survived by his son, Floyd R. Sutton Jr. and mate, M. Douglas Grizzard of Moore's Beach; two sisters, Barbara Morris of Vanceboro and Kay Barbour of Washington; and one brother, Lindsay J. Sutton of Washington.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra M. Davenport; a brother, Dalton R. Sutton; and a nephew, Terry R. Sutton.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Helena E. Jones Sutton

Ms. Helena E. Jones Sutton, 66, of 700 Shelbrook Drive, Winterville, died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at Wake Medical Center. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Anna Missionary Baptist Church, Blounts Creek.  Burial will follow in the Jones Chapel Free Will Baptist Church cemetery, Aurora.  Ms. Sutton was born in Beaufort County. She was a member of Jones Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Aurora, where she served as a minister, Sunday school teacher, women’s home mission and youth choir director.  Survivors include five daughters, Evangeline Gibbs of Edward, Faye Griffin of Greenville, Serisa Moore of Grimesland, Selisa Williams of Charlottesville, Va., and Rononia Sutton of Grifton; two brothers, Jayhue Jones and Christopher Jones, both of Aurora; one sister, Mamie Ruth Barnes of Washington; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The body may be viewed Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, June 7, 2008)

Lindsey Jay Sutton

Mr. Lindsey Jay Sutton, age 72, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 4, 2010.  Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Alligood Church of God of Washington  and will be conducted by Pastor Phillip Jethro.  Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Don Alligood, Freddie Cherry, Timmy Sutton, Billy Ray Woolard, Paul Woolard, and Timmy Woolard.  Larry Anderson and Michael Lilley will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Sutton was born on September 7, 1938 in Pitt County to the late Scott and Maebell Sutton.  On February 7, 1959, Lindsey married the love of his life, Betty Lou Woolard.  Lindsey's other love were his family and his work.  Lindsey was a cabinet maker for over 30 years and took pride in his Sutton Brothers Custom Cabinets business.  Lindsey will always be remembered as a loving husband and the best dad a child could ever have.  Lindsey was a loyal friend.  If you ever needed anything you could always look for him to be there.  To his grandchildren, he will always be remembered as "Papa".    Mr. Sutton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Lou Sutton; 3 daughters, Cathy Murphy and husband, Maurice of Washington, Debra Fraley of Pink Hill and Jennifer Lynn White and husband Joe of New Bern; 7 grandchildren, Michael Lilley, Pamela Everette, Yvonne Fraley, Herminia Portillo, Cody White, Logan White and Aston White; 1 great-grandchild, Mica Lilley; and 2 sisters, Barbara Morris of Vanceboro and Kay Barber of Washington.  Mr. Sutton was preceded in death by two brothers, Dalton Sutton and Floyd Sutton Sr. of Washington; and one sister, Sandra Davenport of Bath.  The family received friends from 7-8:30 PM on Monday, December 6, 2010 at Alligood Church of God in Washington and other times at the home.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Sandra Marie Sutton

Ms. Sandra Marie Sutton, 63, of 379 Hawkins Beach Road, Bath, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 2, 2006 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Pastor Robert Worthington officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Floyd Sutton, Jr., Lavern Morris, Leon Morris, Timmy Sutton, Phillip Woolard and Matthew Brown will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Friday, December 1, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home of her daughter, Wendy Brown, 5717 Rivercreek Drive, Washington.  Ms. Sutton was born June 6, 1943 in Pitt County.  She was the daughter of the late Scott and Maebell Ormond Sutton.  She was a retired seamstress supervisor with Samson Shirt Factory.   She is survived by four daughters, Rebecca Waters, Susie Waters, and Patricia Waters, all of Bath and Wendy Brown of Washington; two step-sons, Mitchell Davenport of Chocowinity and Mark Davenport of Washington; two brothers, Floyd Sutton and Lindsey Sutton, both of Washington; two sisters, Barbara Morris of Vanceboro and Kay Barber of Washington; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Davenport in 1989 and one brother, Dalton Sutton.  The family will receive friends today from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington, and other times at the home of her daughter, Wendy Brown, 5717 Rivercreek Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, December 1, 2006)

Avalon Hall Swain

Mr. Avalon Hall “Al” Swain, Jr., age 75, a resident of 55 Inlet Way, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at his home.  Arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Paul Funeral Home)
 

Dorothy Jones Swain

Dorothy Jones Swain, age 73, of Wilson and formerly of Washington, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C. The Rev. Sam Fuson will officiate.   The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.  She was born in Washington, N.C., to parents Betty and Raymond Jones. She lived most of her life in Wilson surrounded by family and friends.  Ms. Swain is survived by a loving and extended family including two sons, Avalon Swain III and Michael Swain; two grandchildren, Victoria Swain and Joseph Swain; a sister, Elizabeth Kopliner; a daughter-in-law, Rosemary Swain; two nieces, Karen Clevenger and Bette Laurie Shoulars, and a nephew, Jimmy Wrenn.  Arrangements are by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 1, 2011)

Emily Lucille Leggett Swain

Mrs. Emily "Lucille" Leggett Swain, age 75, a resident of 304 Lawson Road, Smallwood, died Monday, July 2, 2007 at her home.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2007 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington conducted by Dr. Michael Price and Dr. John Ledford. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Tommy Webster, Jerry Jennette, Tom Anglim, Gary Bridges, James Phillips and Richard Whitaker.  Mrs. Swain was born in Beaufort County on September 19, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Henry Chester Leggett and Lucretia Cherry Leggett. Mrs. Swain was a retired 3rd and 4th grade school teacher, with 32 years of service. She was a member of the National Educators Association (N.E.A.), the North Carolina Association of Educators (N.C.A.E.) and Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Swain was a member of the First Christian Church and C.W.F. She was an avid gardener and an animal lover.  Mrs. Swain was married to William Vernon Swain, Sr., who preceded her in death.  Survivors include her daughter, Janet Swain Cox and husband, Charles and daughter, McKenna of Washington; her son, William Vernon “Billy” Swain and wife, Dana and son Travis of Washington; and her sister, Ada Waters of Pinetown.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Janet Swain Cox, 602 Northwood Road, Smallwood, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Swain family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, July 4, 2007)

Margie Respess Swain

Margie Respess Swain, age 89, a resident of Swan Point Reef Rd., Washington, NC passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013. There will be a celebration of her life Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Dr. Leroy Cutler and Rev. Chad Penhorwood. Burial will follow at the Swain Family Plot in Oakdale Cemetery. Her grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC.  Mrs. Swain was born September 15, 1924 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late Macon Seaton and Beulah Allen Respess. She was a graduate of Pantego High School. Margie was formerly married to D.S. Swain, Jr. She was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County. Margie was a homemaker for most of her life but later became a self-employed real estate agent. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Washington where she was a member of the ladies circle. She was the past director of the Beaufort County Red Cross, past member of the Eastern Star, Washington Garden Club, and she was also the first person to receive the GRI distinction of realtors in Beaufort County.  She is survived by her children, Duard S. Swain, III, Nima Lea Swain, Galen M. Swain, and Amy Christine Swain of the home; eight grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren; and two special great grandchildren of the home, Jamie Cecilia Scherer and Kelsey Gray Scherer.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Eric Franklin Swain; her brother, Oscar Respess; and her sister, Rosa Cutler.  (Hillside Fueral Home)

Richard Donald Swain

Mr. Richard Donald Swain, age 50, a resident of 610 Main Street, Aurora, died Tuesday morning June 8, 2010 at his home.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday June 11, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Pastor John Carawan. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the funeral home.  Mr. Swain was born in Drew, Mississippi on February 9, 1960, son of Harvey Seaton Swain and Lorraine Harris Swain. He was employed in construction for many years as a crane operator. Mr. Swain was an outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman in local creeks and ponds. He also enjoyed searching for arrowheads. Mr. Swain was a former member of the Aurora Fire Department.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandson: Jacob Vanzandt; his brothers: Bill Swain and his wife, Kimberly of Aurora and David Swain and Rosie also of Aurora; his best friend: Charles Midyett and wife Karen of Aurora and his dog, Butch, his buddy.  The family will receive friends at the home of Donald’s parents, Harvey and Lorraine Swain, 275 Spring Branch Rd., Aurora, NC 27806.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Swain family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Walton Edmunson Swain

Mr. Walton Edmunson “Walt” Swain, age 89, a resident of 103 N. Wedgewood Dr., Washington, died Sunday, September 22, 2013 at his home.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the First Christian Church and will be conducted by Dr. Michael Price. Burial will follow in the Long Acre Chapel Christian Church Cemetery. David Swain, Mickey Swain, Ben Sheppard, Johnny Swain, Lance Bass and David Hall will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Swain was born in Washington County on September 16, 1924 to the late Paul and Vida Midyette Swain. On June 2, 1950 he married Matilda Anne Bowen who survives. Mr. Swain honorably served in the United States Navy and was the last appointed postmaster in North Carolina by Walter B. Jones. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Trinity Sunday School Class, VFW Post 6088 of Washington, American Legion Post 0015 for 62 years, Original Washington Lions Club and was past President of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Postmasters (NAPUS). Survivors include his wife Matilda “Tillie” B. Swain of the home, one son, Richard “Rick” Swain and wife Anita of Plymouth, two granddaughters, Ashley S. Mason and husband Brett, Mallori B. Swain and friend Barrett Marshall, one great grandchild, Allen Mason, three brothers, Lee Tom Swain and wife Mary Alice of Plymouth, Ernest Swain and wife Kay of Louisiana, Mike Swain and wife Marlene of Alaska, Paula Bass and husband Standley of Spring Hope, Jane Everton and husband Jay of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Lois Smith and husband Ronnie of Ahoskie, Lorna Sheppard and husband Billy of Belhaven, two sister’s in law, Lillian Swain of Plymouth, Jackie S. Swain of Plymouth and one Godchild, Todd Jones and wife Nan and his children, McCrea and Champ of Raleigh. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Gay, Sonya Hardison, and two brothers, J.D. Swain and Eddie Swain.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Swain family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

William Lee Swain

William Lee ''Billy'' Swain died at the home of his brother and sister-in-law of the 4100 block of Loblolly Lane in Virginia at 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996.  He was born in Washington, N.C., on Feb. 1, 1950, and was self-employed as a carpenter. He was the son of Horace Swain and Annie Ruth Swain.  He was the father of two children, Kristin Ann Swain, 15, and Brandon Lee Swain, 14, of Crystal Lake, Ill. He is survived by four brothers and a sister, Randy of Virginia Beach, David of Cummins, Ga., Robbie and Lloyd, both of Bath, N.C., Annette of Bath and a host of other relatives and friends.  A memorial service will be conducted in North Creek Church in North Carolina at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 1996. The family will open their arms to his friends and extended family at the home of Marie Smith of Belhaven, N.C., today between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 20, 1996; pg. B5)

William Thomas Swain

William Thomas Swain, 63, of Largo, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Aurora, N.C., and came here in 1978 from Pensacola. He retired from the Navy, where he was an aircraft mechanic and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Baptist and a member of Augustus Ruser Jr. American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach. Survivors include two sons, Walter J., Seminole, and Thomas G., Orlando; three daughters, Tammy Swain Cooley, Pinellas Park, Cynthia Swain, Callahan, and Vonya Powell, St. Petersburg; three brothers, Harvey Jr., Aurora, John A., Chesapeake, Va., and Joe G., Leland, N.C.; two sisters, Laura Jordon, Aurora, and Wilma Cale, Mecklenburg, N.C.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Veterans Funeral Care, Clearwater.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – September 7, 2005; pg. B7)

Annie Lewis Swanner

Mrs. Annie “Ann” Lewis Swanner, 82, formerly of 103 Daniel Drive, North Shores, Washington, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Gray Brier Nursing Home, High Point.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with the Rev. Dr. John Ledford officiating.  Mrs. Swanner was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 29, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Nathan H. and Alice Nobles Lewis. In 1952, she married Walter D. Swanner, who preceded her in death in 1960. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15. She was a member of First Christian Church of Washington, where she was co-leader of her Sunday school class and Christian Women’s Fellowship.  Survivors include one son, Kenneth B. Swanner of Trinity; one daughter, Beverlee Swanner Nance of Whiteville; and three grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, September 1, 2006)

 Elizabeth Blount Swanner

Elizabeth “Betsy” B. Swanner, age 85, a former resident of Washington and most recently of Galloway Ridge, Pittsboro, NC, died Thursday, February 19, 2009 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery with Rev. Don Wiesner officiating.  Mrs. Swanner was born April 12, 1923 in Beaufort County.  She was the daughter of the late William Augustus Blount and Mary Elizabeth Hill Blount.  She was a 1944 graduate of St. Mary’s School in Raleigh and later was a member of the school faculty.  She was married to John “Jack” MacDonald Swanner, who preceded her in death January 14, 1998.  In 1973, after living approximately 20 years in the Washington, DC area, Betsy, Jack and family returned to live in Washington, NC.  Betsy was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina, an organizer and founding member of the Stratford Book Club, and a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.  She is survived by two daughters, Susan S. Wetherald and husband, Jeffrey of Fayetteville, GA , and Elizabeth “Libby” S. Winstead and husband, Eddie of Sanford, NC; and five grandchildren, John W. Wetherald, Elizabeth J. Wetherald, Wm. Ross Wetherald, Eddie Winstead, IV, and Wm. Hill Winstead.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, February 21, 2009)

Georgia Mae Dail Swanner

Mrs. Georgia Mae Dail Swanner, 87, formerly of Washington, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at Ridgewood Manor nursing home in Washington.  A private graveside service will be conducted at Oakdale Cemetery with pastor Norman Morris officiating. Pallbearers will be Allen Swanner, Jack Swanner Jr., Kevin Swanner, Virgil Toler, Aaran Paul Swanner and Jerry Johnson.  Mrs. Swanner was born in Beaufort County on March 31, 1921. She was the daughter of the late George Henry Dail and Sina Elizabeth Boyd Dail. On Aug. 1, 1936, she married Asa Garfield Swanner Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1972. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Tabernacle Holiness Church of Vanceboro.  Survivors include two daughters, Lois S. Toler of Washington and Joyce S. Eakes of Winterville; three sons, A.G. Swanner Jr. of Washington, Wilbur Eugene Swanner Sr. and Jack Laverne Swanner Sr., both of Vanceboro; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Swanner was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Howard Swanner, in 1984; twin children, Julia and Clyde Swanner; four brothers, Donald Dail, Steve Dail, Jack Dail and J.R. Dail; and three sisters, Ardell Wilson, Lillian Smith and Evelyn Manning.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Lois Toler, 3687 Wharton Station Road, Washington.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, February 3, 2009)

Gladys Sadler Swanner

Gladys S. Swanner, age 71, a resident of Pinetown, NC, died on Wednesday, December, 22, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A private celebration of life will be held at Hillside Funeral Service on Sunday, December 26, 2010.  Mrs. Swanner was born on September 27, 1939 in Beaufort County, NC, daughter of the late Adolph Augustus Sadler, Sr. and former Alma Jamie Cherry.  She married Linwood Nelson Swanner on April 6, 1996, who survives.  She attended Beaufort County Schools and was a life-long resident of Beaufort County.   Survivors include her husband, Linwood Nelson Swanner of the home; one daughter, Theresia "Reesy" Roop Neff of York, PA; two sons, Troy Lee Buck of Washington, NC and Gerald "Jerry" Bernard Roop, Jr. of Washington, NC; one sister, Betty Jane Boyd of Greenville, NC; one brother, Adolph A. Sadler, Jr. of Chocowinity, NC; two stepsons, Larry Swanner and Anthony Marquez; two stepdaughters, Jennette Cilluffo and Tammy Swanner; one grandson, Jason Ray Buck; and special friends, Ann Keeter, Vickie Wallace and Shirley Godley.  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Alma S. Everette, Toby S. Furman, and Theresia "Reesy" S. Sawyer.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

John McDonald Swanner
[Feb. 11, 1922 - Jan. 14, 1998]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Jan. 1998)

Marion Whichard Swanner

Mrs. Marion Whichard Swanner, formerly of 14532 Hwy. 32 North, Pinetown, NC died peacefully at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Linda Swanner at 4378 Hwy. 92 East, Bath, NC on Thursday October 21, 2010 where she had been residing for the past five years. She was 85 years old.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM on Saturday October 23, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington. Funeral services and a celebration of Mrs. Marion’s life will be held 11:00 AM Sunday October 24, 2010 at Five Points Free Will Baptist Church located on NC Hwy. 32, Washington officiated by Rev. Tom Lilly and David Young. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Joey Swanner, Mark Bowen, Larry Boyd, Wade Biggs, Mark Boyd and Merlon Midgette will serve as pallbearers. Michael Swanner, II and Kevin Swanner will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Swanner was born October 1, 1925 in Pitt County to the late Kenneth Paul Whichard and Rosa Melissa Vainwright Whichard. She graduated from Chicod High School as salutatorian of her class. Just after graduation, she met James William Swanner, Sr. at her grandmother, Bertie Whichard’s boarding house in Grimesland, NC where he was working on a highway building crew. Mr. Swanner was called to the U.S. Army in the service of his country and she went to work as a telephone operator in Williamsburg, VA as part of the war effort. She re-connected with the love of her life, James William Swanner and they were married on October 17, 1945. They resided in Pinetown, NC their entire married life. Mr. Swanner predeceased Mrs. Swanner on October 11, 1996.  Mrs. Swanner was a dedicated member of Five Points Free Will Baptist Church. She was a charter member of the church, a former primary Sunday School teacher, the reporter of the Ladies Auxiliary, church reporter and church photographer. She was a member of the Pinetown Ruritan Club and served as secretary of the Beaufort County Homemakers Extension Club and member for 55 years, and secretary and a long dedicated member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She did not work away from home except on the farm but was your “Friendly Fuller Brush Lady”. She found a great deal of pleasure of being a photographer for many church and civic activities and professional cake decorating for many years.  Mrs. Swanner is survived by two sons: Michael Jay “Mike” Swanner, Sr. and his wife, Linda of Bath, NC, James William Swanner, Jr. and his wife, Brenda of Plymouth, NC; two sisters: Betsy Lou Whichard of Stantonsburg, NC and Jane Whichard McRoy of Chocowinity, NC; two brothers: Kenneth Paul Whichard, Jr. and wife, Coral of Greenville, NC and Haywood Earl Whichard and wife, Angela of Raleigh, NC. Her grandchildren whom she loved very much, one granddaughter, Pamela Swanner Williams and her husband, Layne of Greenville, NC; three grandsons: Kevin Swanner and his wife, Gina of Bear Grass, Michael Swanner, II of Bath and Joey Lyn Swanner of Bath, NC; four great grandchildren, Tanner Keaton Williams and Lauren Ashley Williams of Greenville, Blake Elizabeth Swanner of Bear Grass and Abigail Elizabeth Swanner of Bath. Mrs. Swanner was predeceased by one grandson, Joel Grey Swanner, one great grandson, James Kendell Williams, one sister, Pauline Whichard Edwards and one brother Delma Eugene Whichard.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to be serving the Swanner Family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Roxanne Gabriel Swanner

Roxanne Gabriel "Sissy" Swanner, age 21, a resident of 129 Clifton Meadows, Washington went to be with the Lord Monday May 6, 2013 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Wake County.  A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Friday May 10, 2013 at Long Acre Chapel Christian Church Cemetery officiated by Rev. Marc Swanner and Thelbert Leggett. Virgil Toler, Jack Swanner, Kenneth Keech, David Moore, Kevin Respass, Dennis Respess, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.  Roxanne was born in Pitt County on May 3, 1992, daughter of Allen Garfield Swanner, Sr. and Susan Elizabeth Respass. She earned her letter as a freshman in track at South Brunswick High School. To letter in any sport as a freshman was a very special honor. "Sissy" as she was known by her family and friends loved frogs, bears and sunflowers. She loved the beach, being outdoors and was very close to her nieces and nephews. "Sissy" was a student at Beaufort County Community College and worked at Blackbeard's, her family's business.  She is survived by her father: Allen Swanner of Washington; her mother: Susan Respass Mallory and husband Doug of DeLand, FL; her brothers: Allen Swanner, Jr of Washington, Walker Mallory of DeLand FL and Adam Miller of Denver, CO; her sister, Sadie Miller of DeLand, FL; her paternal grandparents: A.G. and Linda Swanner of Washington; her maternal grandparents: Travis and Elizabeth Respass of Long Acre; her aunts: Tammy Swanner Moore and husband Jason of Washington; Renee Swanner Toler and husband Rudy of Washington; Heather Swanner of Washington; Jennifer Respass Rea and David Moore of Pinetown; her nephews: Talen Graye Swanner; her nieces: Taylor Mackenzie Perry and Denise Nicole Tolan of Washington and her cousins: Arin Lynn Swanner, Riley Renee Toler, Lindsay Rea Davis and husband Craig all of Washington and John Swain, III of Long Acre.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday May 9th at the Family Life Center at First Church of Christ. The church is located across from Paul Funeral Home & Crematory at 520 East 10th Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Swanner family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Thomas Churchill Swanner, Sr.

Mr. Thomas Churchill Swanner, Sr., age 76, a resident of 107 N. Reed Drive, Washington, N.C. died Tuesday morning July 18, 2006 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A private graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by the Rev. Sonny Browne. Mr. Swanner was born in Beaufort County on June 21, 1930, son of the late Franklin Churchill Swanner and Simmons Watts Swanner. On November 6, 1953, he married the former Helen Elizabeth Deans, who preceded him in death on June 22, 1997. He later married the former Dora Wayne Elks, who survives. Mr. Swanner served his country in the U.S. Navy. He retired with 33 years service from R.J. Reynolds. He was also a member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club, Bojangle’s Tea Club, Tranters Creek Herring Club and past member of the Moose Lodge and Lion’s Club.  In addition to his wife, Dora, of the home, he is survived by his daughter: Ann S. Ange and her husband, Joseph F. Ange and his son: Thomas “Tommy” Churchill Swanner, Jr. and his wife, Pamela K. Swanner all of Washington; two stepsons: J.C. Singleton and his wife, Teresa and Marshall Wayne Singleton and his wife, Teresa all of Washington; four grandchildren: Todd Ange, Zack Swanner, Jeff Swanner and Marshall Wayne Singleton, Jr. and his sister: Katherine Adams and her husband, Lewis of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Swanner Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, July 19, 2006)

Melva Mae Swiger

Melva Mae Swiger, 70, of the 400 block of Lance Court, a retired saleswoman, died Feb. 28, 1994, in her residence.  Mrs. Swiger was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and was a Baptist. She was retired from J.C. Penney Co.  Survivors include her husband, Howard S. Swiger; one stepdaughter, Pamela Grundy of Tennessee; one son, William Glenn Bradley of Chesapeake; six sisters, Anne Coover of Irvine, Calif., Bea Woolard of Virginia Beach, Lucille Moore of Washington, N.C., Faye Williams of Las Vegas, Joyce Mayo of Blounts Creek, N.C., and Brenda Cox of Washington, N.C.; and two brothers, Thurman Mayo of Windsor, N.C., and Dr. Dalton Mayo of Clinton, N.C.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by Pastor James E. Womble. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – March 1, 1994; pg. D2)

Alvis Eugene Swindell

Alvis Eugene Swindell, 66, of 6684 E. Wilson St., Fountain, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at home.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fountain Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery in Belhaven.  Survivors include his wife, Kathleen of the home; two daughters, Debra Booth and Penny Burke; two sons, Otis Eugene Swindell and Davey Lee Swindell; a sister, Linda Massengill; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at home.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, February 4, 2008)

Barbara Eaton Swindell

Barbara Eaton Swindell passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. She was the daughter of Hattie Waters Eaton and Robert Sherman Eaton, who preceded her in death. Barbara was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe; two brothers, Charlie (Jr.) Swindell, and Grady Holmes Eaton.  She is survived by two sisters, Marie Eaton Woolard of Washington and Dorothy Eaton Daversa of Columbia, S.C.; one daughter, Barbara Jo Payne and son-in-law, Wiley Payne of Plymouth.  Miss Barbara, as she was known by many children, spent more that 50 years loving and nurturing children as a baby-sitter and in the nursery at First Baptist Church. She was a surrogate grandmother to many and loved by them all. She was also the “Avon Lady” to hundreds of customers—she loved them all. She loved her First Baptist Church family, and they loved her. AND Miss Barbara loved her Carolina Tarheels! She will be missed, but we will meet again.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Hagwood and Rev. Shelley Varner. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church sanctuary and other times from the home of her daughter, Barbara Jo, 1102 E. Main St., Plymouth.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, December 24, 2010)

James Lester Swindell

Mr. James Lester Swindell, 82, of 794 Cedar Village Apts., Belhaven, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Cornerstone Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Dennis Davis Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery.  Mr. Swindell was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 14, 1925. He was the son of the late Rosa M. Sykes and Walter Swindell. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He served in the Army during World War II. He was married to Verlie Crandall Swindell, who survives. He was a member of Cornerstone Tabernacle Church.  Survivors include three daughters, Lois Crandall and Rosa Locklear, both of Belhaven, and Aretha Cooper of New York; one foster daughter, Paulette Credle of Belhaven; two sons, David Sales Jr. and Fredrick Crandall, both of Belhaven; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Crandall and Rodney Crandall; one daughter, Rhonda Stanley and one brother, William Jackson Sykes.  A walk-in viewing will take place today from 1-8 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – January 15, 2008)

Marie Clark Swindell

BATH - Mrs. Marie Clark Swindell, age 84, a resident of 11162 Highway 92 East, Bath, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at her home.  Mrs. Swindell was born in the Gaylords community of Beaufort County on Oct. 17, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Frank A. Clark and Mary Cox Clark. Mrs. Swindell was a homemaker.  On May 6, 1942, she married Howard T. Swindell, who preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1995.   Survivors include her daughter, Paula S. Null of Bath; one brother, Frank A. Clark of Bath; and five sisters, Joliene B. Clark of Chesapeake, Va., Sylvia A. Mills of Greenville, Mary F. Woolard of Bath, Wanda M. Foreman of Pinetown and Winnie F. Hylton of Chesapeake, Va.   In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Swindell was preceded in death by a son, Norman Howard Swindell, and four brothers, Donald S. Clark, Lural M. Clark, Stephen C. Clark, Mylon R. Clark; and one sister, Liddie Estelle Crctens.  The family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, November 23, 2007)

Sheila Margaret Long Swindell

Sheila Margaret Long Swindell, 68, of Washington, North Carolina, left us on Friday, October 25, 2013, with her family by her side.  Sheila was born April 10, 1945 in Southampton, England to Leonard and Doris Long. Her father served 30 years in the British Royal Navy and her mother worked in the local school system. Sheila matriculated from Southampton schools where she was an accomplished athlete in track and net ball. While she spent most of her childhood in the Hampshire area, the family lived abroad for several years on the small Mediterranean island of Malta. In the mid 1960s, Sheila moved to the United States, first to New York City and later to Washington, North Carolina.  Sheila’s interests included family, flower gardening, fundraising for local cancer charities and supporting friends in the community battling cancer. Sheila was an avid sports fan, a trait shared by her children. She enjoyed watching her beloved Southampton Saints play English football, attended East Carolina University football games as a season ticket holder and spent many Sunday afternoons watching golf tournaments. Sheila, known for her kindness and generosity, was a member of Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington, NC. Above all, Sheila was a devoted mother to her children.  Sheila, who is preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Dustin Brian Ward, is survived by her dedicated husband of nearly thirty years, Wallace Swindell of Washington, North Carolina and children, Robert Mark Beavers of San Antonio, Texas, Julie Beavers of Cary, North Carolina, Pam Beavers Ward and husband Brian Ward of Chocowinity, North Carolina, Wendy Beavers of Dewey Beach, Delaware and stepson Kevin Swindell and wife Tammy of Washington, North Carolina. Sheila’s pride and joy include her grandsons Brian Rayn Ward of Chocowinity, North Carolina and Damian Swindell and Jacob Swindell of Washington, North Carolina. Sheila is survived by two brothers, Ken Long and wife Jean of Southampton, England and Raymond Long of Southampton, England. Sheila is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins located across the United States and England. Sheila was formerly married to Roland Beavers of Vanceboro, North Carolina.  Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, October 27 from 7:00-8:30pm at Hillside Funeral Service in Washington. The burial service is scheduled for Monday, October 28, 2013 at 2:00pm at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington. Sheila will be laid to rest in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington. Brian Ward, Rayn Ward, Kevin Swindell, Damian Swindell, Jacob Swindell, and Justin Windley will serve as pallbearers. Following the burial at Oakdale, the family is hosting a reception to honor Sheila at The Meeting Place in downtown Washington.  The family would like to thank the many health care providers at the Shepard Cancer Center in Washington and Vidant Health in Greeenville who supported Sheila during her long battle with cancer. (Hillside Funeral Service)

James Michael Swinton

Mr. James Michael Swinton of 2434 Ridgely St., Baltimore, Md., died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Beebe Memorial CME Church, Washington, with the Rev. Edward Moultrie Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mr. Swinton was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 1960. He was the son of Joseph Swinton of South Carolina and Evelena Swinton Adams of Washington. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard. He was married to Josephine Swinton, who survives. He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service.  Survivors include four daughters, Yolanda Bynum and Dee Dee Bynum, both of Baltimore, Md., Jessica Swinton and Vanessa Swinton, both of the home; one brother, Anthony Swinton of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Tiffany Swinton of South Carolina and two grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, December 14, 2007)

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