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Jane Pritchard SNEAD

Mrs. Jane Pritchard SNEAD, 164 Worth Guard, Coinjock, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at her residence. Celebration of life will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at McBride United Methodist Church, South Mills, at 2:30 p.m. Viewing will take place on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive friends on Thursday at her daughter's residence, Nancy D. SNEAD, 164 Worth Guard Rd., Coinjock, and on Friday at daughter's residence, Alice S. BALLANCE, 141 S. Currituck Rd., Currituck, both days from 6 p.m.-to 8 p.m. Mrs. SNEAD leaves to cherish her memories; two daughters, Nancy SNEAD of Coinjock and Alice BALLANCE of Currituck; one son, Bryan SNEAD of Coinjock; four grandchildren, Robert SNEAD, Sydney SNEAD, Brandon BALLANCE and Dalton BALLANCE; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Rivers Community Funeral Home is expressing sympathy through sincere service to the SNEAD family.  (The Daily Advance - October 16, 2013)

Jeffrey C. SNEAD

Jeffrey C. SNEAD, 43, of 928 Waterlily Road, Coinjock, NC died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at his home.  Born in Elizabeth City, NC, he was the son of Linda Melson SNEAD of Coinjock, NC and the late Kermit SNEAD.  In addition to his mother, Jeff is survived by a son, Brice SNEAD of Coinjock, NC; a stepdaughter, Madison SNEAD of Moyock, NC; two half-sisters, Alice BALLANCE of Maple, NC and Nancy SNEAD of Coinjock, NC; a half-brother, Bryan SNEAD; and his second mother, Gloria POYNER of Coinjock, NC.  Along with his father, he was preceded in death by a half-brother, Lou SNEAD.  A memorial service will take place  Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the home of Gloria POYNER.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the SNEAD family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Kermit Branscome SNEAD

Kermit Branscome SNEAD, 82, of 164 Worth Guard Road, Coinjock, NC died Sunday, October 25, 2009 at his residence. He was born on February 19, 1927 to the late Lewis Bailey and Florence SNEAD and was the husband of Jane Mayo Pritchard SNEAD of the home. Mr. SNEAD was self employed, a member of the Coinjock Baptist Church, charter and founding member of the American Legion Post #288. He served in the US Army and also in the US Marine Corp.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Alice Snead BALLANCE of Maple, NC and Nancy Denise SNEAD of Coinjock, NC; two brothers, Bryan Douglas SNEAD of Butte, MT and Lewis Pritchard SNEAD of Powells Point, NC; and one sister, Lorraine LIGON of Lynchburg, VA. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Robert SNEAD, Brandon BALLANCE, Dalton BALLANCE and Sidney SNEAD.  A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. at the Coinjock Baptist Church. Following the memorial service, the family will receive friends at their residence. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Snead family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lewis Pritchard SNEAD

Lewis “Lew” Pritchard SNEAD, 54, of 8200 Caratoke Highway, Powell’s Point, NC died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at his residence.  Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was the son of Jane Pritchard SNEAD of Coinjock, NC and the late Kermit Branscome SNEAD.  Lew was a carpenter.  He is survived by two sisters, Alice BALLANCE of Currituck, NC and Nancy SNEAD of Coinjock, NC; a brother Bryan SNEAD of Coinjock, NC; girlfriend, Terry BEASLEY of Powell’s Point, NC; and three nephews, Dalton BALLANCE, Brandon BALLANCE, and Robert SNEAD.  Family and friends are invited to a memorial service Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the home of Alice BALLANCE, 141 South Currituck Road, Currituck, NC.  The family request that in lieu of gifts or flowers, contributions be made to Community Care Clinic, 918 Greenleaf Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Snead family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Louis Leigh SNIDOW

COROLLA - Louis Leigh SNIDOW died unexpectedly March 8, 2008, in his home in Corolla. He was born Sept. 18, 1932, in Roanoke, Va., to the late Jane S. SNIDOW and Lyle C. SNIDOW, SR. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, Va., served in the U.S. Army and then went to work at American Tobacco Co. for 17 years in the traffic department. Louis went into business for himself in 1968, and owned and operated Mickleknox Dog Boarding Kennel in Rockville, Va., with his wife Carolyn, until his retirement at age 62. They moved to Corolla in January 2000 to make the beach their new home. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Bennett SNIDOW, who he married Aug. 26, 1962, with a daughter, Susan Hailey HALL, who he loved like his own; a grandson, Evan Leigh HALL; and son-in-law, Daniel E. HALL; a brother, Lyle C. SNIDOW, JR. and wife Greta; nieces, Karen LAZENBY and husband Roland, Leslie McDEARMON and husband John; nephew, Lyle C. SNIDOW, III and wife Sondra. At Louis' request, there will be no service and according to his wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered at a later date in Rockville, Va., and Corolla. Anyone who knew Louis well, knows he had a passion for life and loved people, animals and above all, humor. Anything he got involved in, he gave it his all. We will miss him!  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, March 11, 2008; pg. 6A)

Clara Newbern SNOW

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Hebron Methodist Church at Powells Point for the widow of Capt. Graham C. SNOW.  Mrs. Clara Newbern SNOW died the Wednesday preceding in a Norfolk hospital at the age of 79 after 18 months illness.  She was a native of Powells Point and had lived in Norfolk the past 12 years.  She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Hilda HUBBARD of Newport News, Va. and Mrs. Virginia MULLEN of Angola, Indiana; a son, Walton SNOW of Norfolk; a sister, Mrs. Ike FISHER of Alachua, Florida; a brother, Copeland NEWBERN of Gainesville, Florida; 7 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, October 24, 1958; pg. 8)

Dennis Edward SNOW

Dennis Edward SNOW, 72, died July 13, 1990, in a Charlotte hospital.  Mr. SNOW, a native of Currituck County, retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Director of Ferry Maintenance in Dare County. He received the Man of the Year award in 1975 in Manteo.  Survivors include his wife, Josie Hardison SNOW; a daughter; several step-children; two sisters, Mae HOOPER of Elizabeth City and Janie DOWDY of Currituck; two brothers, John A. SNOW of Camden and Ernest SNOW of Elizabeth City; a grandchild; and 10 step-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Wadesboro, by the Rev. Mark ARMSTRONG. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery. Information was furnished by Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, Elizabeth City.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 15, 1990; pg. B2)

Ellen Cartwright SNOW

POWELLS POINT - Ellen Cartwright SNOW, 93, of Powells Point., died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 in the Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Weeksville, NC to the late Henry Martin and Berlie Byrd CARTWRIGHT and was the widow of the late Julian Dexter SNOW. Mrs. SNOW was a member of the Powells Point Christian Church. She is survived by one daughter, Faye SHAVER of Birmingham, AL; a brother Shelton CARTWRIGHT of Boykins, VA; four grandchildren, Michelle SABRE, Jennifer SHAVER, Paul ADAMS, and Charles COOK, IV and three great grandchildren, Alexander SABRE, Brandon SABRE and Ethan SABRE.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at 11:00 in the Powells Point Christian Church by Pastor David COXSON. Burial will follow in the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, February 27, 2005)

Erleen Gallop SNOW

Erleen Gallop SNOW, 70, of Route 1, a retired clerk, died April l1, l1990, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mrs. SNOW, a native of Currituck County, had retired from the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of the Powells Point Baptist Church where she was secretary for 17 years. She also was a member of the Currituck County Wildlife Guild.   Survivors include her husband, Jarvis L. SNOW; and several cousins.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Powells Point Baptist Church by the Revs. Joseph MILLER and Herbert HEMINGWAY. Burial will be in the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery in Harbinger. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - April 2, 1990; pg. D2)

CURRITUCK MOURNS FAMED GOOSE-CALLER - A national folk heroine will be buried today in Powells Point, the Currituck County community made famous by her championship goose-calling. Erleen Gallop Snow, 70, who three times captured the state3- time runner-up in world competition, clips say title for voice goose-calling, died Sunday. She was a victim of acute scleroderma, a debilitating disease that quickly disabled her after it was diagnosed last fall. "People usually go on for 20 years with this disease," said Snows friend Verna Wall of Elizabeth City. "It got her in six months." But not even the pain and physical weakness caused by the hardening of her skin and body organs kept her down, said her husband, Jarvis L. Snow. In January, Erleen Snow appeared on the "Today" show. She was interviewed for NBC by John Albert, who came to the Snows' bright yellow house on U.S. Route 158. "We had to give her time to rest in between, but she showed them why she was the champion," her husband said Monday. Every time Erleen Snow appeared on television, the number of strangers stopping at their Currituck home increased. The public fascination with Erleen Snow was not limited to hunters or even to those with a passionate interest in wildlife.  "She talked to the geese instead of calling them, and they talked back to her," said Wall of Erleen Snow, a champion goose caller. "People fell in love with her," said Wall, who traveled extensively with the Snows and made thousands of photographs of the trips. In 1988, Erleen Snow attracted 13,000 people to the Smithsonian Institution, where her performance was recorded to become part of the permanent archives."  Using skills she learned from her father, a hunting guide, Snow practiced every day to keep up the quality that made her the first and only woman ever to honk her way to a national championship. Even as she lost strength to her fatal disease, she continued to practice. "Calling geese is like playing the piano," she once said. "You  have to do it every day."  Snow entered the hospital five weeks ago and did not return to the comfortable farm house on Route 158. But Erleen Snow never quit expecting to live, her husband said.  "We got clothes lying in there on the spare bed and were packing up to go next weekend to the Kerr Scott Building in Raleigh for the Save Our Sounds program," he said. The Raleigh program is an annual event aimed at calling attention to Eastern North Carolina. Although she had been calling geese all her life, Snow did not go public with her talents until 1984, when she entered a state contest held annually at the Currituck Wildlife Festival.  After taking the runner-up position the first year, she took three consecutive state titles, the maximum allowed. Her final appearance at a wildlife show was in Currituck last fall, shortly before her illness was diagnosed. "This was the first year we missed the Virginia Beach wildlife show in 15 years," Jarvis Snow said. "But she wasn't up to it."  The house is full of mementos of the couple's wildlife interests. While Erleen called geese, her husband expertly made decoys to exhibit at the shows and contest.  "I used to think I could call geese, but I wasn't anything compared to her," he said.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. in Powells Point Baptist Church, where Erleen Snow was volunteer secretary for 17 years.   Erleen G. Snow and her husband, Jarvis, were regulars at the Currituck Wildlife Festival.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, April 3, 1990)  [Kindly submitted by George Waterfield]

Ernest M. SNOW

Ernest M. (Hank) SNOW, 76, of Elizabeth City died Thursday, Nov. 18 at Albemarle Hospital.  Born in Currituck County, he was the son of the late Dennis and Emma Jane Brickhouse SNOW.  He was retired from the NCDOT, was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men Pasquotank Tribe #8, a Boy Scout volunteer and a member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife Dorothy Upton SNOW of the residence; two daughters: Dorothy WHITE, formerly of Dare County and now of Portsmouth, Va., and Sue MARKHAM of Elizabeth City; two sons: Milton Ray SNOW of Brunswick, Ga. and Bobby Ernest SNOW of Elizabeth City; a sister, Emma Mae HOOPER of Elizabeth City; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 20 at Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City with the Rev. William MAYO officiating.  Burial followed in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.  (Outer Banks Sentinel - Wednesday, November 24, 1999; pg. 10A)

Jarvis L. SNOW

Jarvis L. SNOW, 85, of Powells Point, NC who retired from the state of North Carolina, Highways Division, died Monday, September 5, 2011 at his residence after a short illness. Mr. SNOW was a native of Currituck County, he served in the United States Merchant Marine during WWII and continued the art of carving working decoys and old style decoys that he began with his father, Dexter SNOW, in the 1940s. He was a member of Powells Point Baptist Church where he was a former deacon. He was predeceased by his wife, Erleen Gallop SNOW, and his parents, Dexter and Belinda Etheridge SNOW.  Survivors include his beloved companion, Hilda Pell FOREHAND; “the children,” Mary Jo F. and Stuart WINDLEY; a sister, Murden Snow NEWBERN; and several great nephews.  The funeral will be conducted Wednesday September 7, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Powells Point Baptist Church by the Rev. Herbert HEMINGWAY. Burial will be in the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery in Harbinger. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC. At other times the family will be at the residence, 8055 Caratoke Highway, Powells Point, NC. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is serving the Snow family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

John Albert SNOW

CAMDEN John Albert SNOW, 59, died May 21 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was a native of Currituck County and was retired after 20 years with the U.S.C.G. as a 1st class telephone technician. He was also a Civil Service employee with the Elizabeth City Air Base, a member of the Fleet Reserve, Elizabeth City Branch #293 and a member of Sawyers Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Simpson SNOW of the home; one daughter, Darlene LANGLEY of Grandy; one son, Steven M. SNOW of Elizabeth City; two sisters: Emma Mae HOOPER of Elizabeth City and Janie DOWDY of Grandy; one brother, Ernest M. SNOW of Elizabeth City; 5 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 PM in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City. Burial with military rites will follow in the Wallace Family Cemetery in Camden. Arrangements by Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church St., Elizabeth City. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, May 23, 1991; pg. 10A)

Julian Dexter SNOW

POWELLS POINT Julian Dexter SNOW, 86, died Monday, October 20 at Albemarle Hospital. A native of Currituck County, he was the son of the late Dexter W. and Belinda Etheridge SNOW. He was a retired automobile mechanic and a member of Powells Point Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Cartwright SNOW of the home; a daughter, Faye Ellen COOK of Charlottesville, Va.; a sister, Murden NEWBERN of Jarvisburg; a brother, Jarvis SNOW of Powells Point; and 4 grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Powells Point Christian Church with the Rev. Herbert HEMINGWAY and the Rev. Glenn WHITE officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, October 21, 1997; pg. 12A)

Clayton Earl SNOWDEN

(Unknown newspaper - circa Oct. 30, 1966)  Obituary kindly submitted by Judy Merrell Brickhouse Clayton E. Snowden was born May 10, 1895 & died Oct. 28, 1966 [see his death certificate]

Elizabeth Hubbard SNOWDEN

Elizabeth Hubbard SNOWDEN, 86 of 779 Bell’s Island Road, Currituck, NC died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at her residence.  Born in South Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Major Acklin HUBBARD and Oreta Duncan HUBBARD and the wife of Aubrey Earl SNOWDEN of the residence.  She was a secretary for Kwik Electric and a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Rita SAUNDERS and husband Steve of Maple, NC; a son, Jack COX and wife Alberta of Camden, NC; a step-daughter, Bonnie MORGAN and husband Les of Currituck, NC; two sisters, Darlene KAUFMAN of Charlottesville, VA and Eleanor BODNAR of Chesapeake, VA; three grandchildren, Stephanie SMITH and husband Bobby of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Nicole DERBY of Aydlett, NC and Chris SAUNDERS of Apex, NC; and five great-grandchildren, Zoe SMITH, Josiah DERBY, Jeremiah DERBY, Chloe DERBY, and Jonah DERBY.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Cindy OWENS, a sister, Ceclia FINCH, and a brother, Major Acklin HUBBARD, JR., and the father of her children John Thomas COX.  The family would like to thank her caregivers, Gloria WISSMAN and Marsha RAPER and the 200 hall staff of Sentara Barco.  A funeral service will be Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank THIGPEN officiating.  Burial will be in Snowden Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Snowden family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Esther Brabble SNOWDEN

Mrs. Esther Brabble SNOWDEN, 79, of 103 Baggy Davis Lane, Currituck, N.C., died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at home. Mrs. SNOWDEN, a native of Norfolk, Va., was the daughter of the late Edward Waddell BRABBLE and Annie Poole BRABBLE. She was a retired cafeteria manager for Currituck County Schools and a Methodist. Mrs. SNOWDEN is survived by a daughter, Bonnie and husband, Lester Wayne MORGAN, of Currituck; five nieces; and several great nieces and nephews. She was a special "Nannie" to Chris, Angel, Layne, and Summer PERRY of Currituck, and Tammy, Scot, and Christian GLAVE, of Shawboro, N.C., and Molloy BASHAM of Virginia. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, at Snowden Cemetery with the Rev. David SAWYER officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Tuesday, August 28, 2007)

Guy Wilson SNOWDEN

Guy Wilson SNOWDEN, 85, a retired postmaster, died Sept. 1, 1992, in his home.  Mr. SNOWDEN was born in Currituck. He had retired from the Maple Post Office. He had also retired from the Coast Guard as a chief petty officer. He was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church and the Ruritan Club. He was a Mason at Currituck Lodge 463.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, Elizabeth City.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 2, 1992; pg. D2)

James Bryan SNOWDEN

(Unknown newspaper - circa Dec. 12, 1964)  Obituary kindly submitted by Judy Merrell BrickhouseJames B. Snowden was born Oct. 10, 1897 & died Dec. 10, 1964 [see his death certificate]

John Henry SNOWDEN, JR.

MAPLE - John Henry SNOWDEN, JR., 83, of Maple passed peacefully on the evening of August 1, 2012.  A native of Currituck County, he was born on July 3, 1929 at Maple, NC - the son of the late John (Johnnie) Henry SNOWDEN, SR. and Josephine Williams SNOWDEN.  He is survived by his wife, Martha Jo Bateman SNOWDEN of Maple; his son, John Henry SNOWDEN, III of Maple; and daughter Ginger Jo SNOWDEN of Maple; and Black Jack, his beloved canine companion, also of Maple.  John Jr. is also survived by his sisters, Joyce Marie BELL (husband Horace) of Maple; Jo Ann MORRIS (husband Travis) of Maple; sister-in-law, Mary Ann SMITH (husband Tom, deceased) of Richmond, Va; sister-in-law, H. Marie MUNSON (husband Bill) of River Edge, NJ; sister-in-law, Gloria ROBERTS (husband A. Norman) of Shawboro, NC; brother-in-law, Benjamine O. BATEMAN, JR. (partner Bobby McCoy) of Onancock, Va; as well as many cousins, nephews and nieces.  John Jr. was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Army-Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. After training at Kessler Air Force Base, Biloxi Mississippi, he was stationed in Barrow, Alaska. During his military service he achieved the rank of Technical Staff Sergeant. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1952, John Jr. served over 14 years in the Air Force Reserves working as an investigator at Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, Va.  In late 1987, he retired from the Naval Air Rework Facility - Norfolk after 36 years of civil service as a jet aircraft mechanic, working on A6 Intruders and F14 Tomcats.  John Jr. was an avid and creative painter and artist, founding and owning Snowden Signs in Maple. After retirement, he pursued the painting of intricately detailed yard art, drawing of cartoons and other caricatures.  John Jr. also enjoyed researching the history of northeastern North Carolina and our state; hanging and setting fishing nets in Coinjock Bay, the North River and Currituck Sound; flounder and rock fishing with his father-in-law, the late Benjamine "Otto" BATEMAN, SR., in the Narrows at Poplar Branch, and tending his backyard collard and sweet potato patch.  Those who knew him or met him can tell you he was quite a character. He maintained his sense of humor and charm to the very end.  A memorial service celebrating the life of our father, husband, brother and friend will be held at Rehoboth Baptist Church, Maple, NC in early September and will be announced later this month.  A private service and interment will be held afterward.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. of Nag's Head, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Gallop Funeral Services)  [see death certificate]

Marvin Thue SNOWDEN, SR.

MAPLE Marvin Thue SNOWDEN, SR., 61, of Maple, died Wednesday, April 16 at Chesapeake, Va. General Hospital. He was a native of Currituck County and retired UAW Local #919 Health & Safety Representative with Ford Motor Co. where he had been a forklift operator and a former union committee man. He was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church, American Legion Hut Post #288 in Coinjock, a former Currituck County commissioner in the 1970's and had served with the NC Army National Guard. He was the son of the late Thue and Pattie Davis SNOWDEN and the husband of JoAnn Berry SNOWDEN of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Carrie Snowden STOLTZ of Maple and Linda Snowden JONES and her husband Michael Robert JONES of Zambia, Africa; one son, Marvin Thue SNOWDEN, JR. and his wife Cathy of Maple; and 5 grandchildren. A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at 5 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City with the Rev. Frank THIGPEN officiating. Burial will follow in the Snowden Cemetery in Maple. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, April 20, 1997; pg. 10A)

William A. SNOWDEN, JR.

William A. SNOWDEN, JR., 75, of Waterlily Road, died May 12, 1999. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – May 13, 1999; pg. B9)

Kenneth Wayne SNYDER

MOYOCK - Mr. Kenneth Wayne SNYDER, age 63, of 227 Beechwood Shores Drive, Moyock, NC, died Saturday, November 19, 2005, at his residence. Mr. SNYDER, a native of Clarksville, IN, was the son of Alice Stone Snyder MAY of Clarksville, IN, and the late Wilson Wayne SNYDER and the husband of Sharon Newbern SNYDER of the residence. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, a Refrigeration / Electrical Contractor and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  Besides his wife and mother he is survived by a daughter, Myjestic "Jessie" ANDERSON and her husband Mark of Moyock, NC; two brothers, John SNYDER of Evansville, IN and Bill SNYDER of Clarksville, IN: and one granddaughter, Tiphany WALL. He was predeceased by a daughter, April Dawn SNYDER and a brother, Jerry SNYDER.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 2:00 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James CLARK officiating. Burial will be in Moyock Cemetery with full military honors provided by the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post # 6060. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM and at other times at the residence.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford's Funeral Home records)

Raymond Kenneth SOHN

Raymond Kenneth SOHN, 46, of 105 Meads Road, Shawboro, NC died Monday, October 7, 2013. Born in Tampa Bay, FL, he was the son of the late JoAnn Tamasko HILL and William HILL and was the husband of Bonita Roberts SOHN. Mr. SOHN was a member of Sharon United Methodist Church where he had been co-chair of the Sharon Methodist Men. He worked for Griggs Lumber and enjoyed traveling and participating in various competitions. Mr. SOHN was an exceptional husband and father. His world revolved around his girls.  In addition to his wife of seven years, Mr. SOHN is survived by two daughters, Jody Kenita SOHN and Toby Georgette SOHN; a son, Christopher ROBERTS; two sisters, Regina Hardy FERRELL and husband Scott of Tampa Bay, FL and Christine LICONA and husband Rigoberto of Long Island, NY; a brother, Theodore SOHN and wife Janice and their daughter Sicily, all of Clayton, NC; and a very special mother-in-law, Janet INGE and husband Beale of South Mills, NC.  A funeral service will take place Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Renee EDWARDS officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the lobby of the funeral home and at other times at 415 Narrow Shore Road, Aydlett, NC. In lieu flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sohn Children Fund, in care of Jackie Southwell, Sharon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 182, Poplar Branch, NC 27965. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Sohn family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lisa D. SOREY

Lisa D. SOREY, of 113 Newbern Drive, Knotts Island, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Nov. 18, 2012 at Albemarle Hospital. Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday Nov. 24, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at New Christian Home Baptist Church, Moyock. She leaves to cherish her loving memories husband, Irvin SOREY, JR., of the home; one daughter, Samantha SOREY of Moyock; four sons, John GOINS (Amber) and Andy CARSON, both of Moyock, James SOREY (Amanda) of Knotts Island and Michael SOREY (Brandy) of Raleigh; one sister, Darlene BELL of Chesapeake, Va.; ten grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Rivers Community Funeral Home is expressing sympathy through sincere service to the Sorey family.  (The Daily Advance - November 22, 2012)

Norma Jean Gallop SOREY

Norma Jean Gallop SOREY, 59, died March 31, 1999. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City.  (The Virginian-Pilot – April 2, 1999; pg. B8)

Ruth Simpson SOREY

Ruth Simpson SOREY, 87, died Aug. 27, 1991, in her home.  Mrs. SOREY was born in Currituck County, N.C. She was the widow of James E. SOREY and was a Protestant.  Survivors include three sons, James M. SOREY, Roy O. SOREY and Chester D. SOREY, all of Virginia Beach; a sister, Freda S. DOZIER of Virginia Beach; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot – August 28, 1991; pg. D2)

Warren M. SORRELLS

GRANDY Warren M. SORRELLS, 71, died May 12 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. SORRELLS was born in Pitt County. He had retired from Todd Equipment Co. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Elsie M. SORRELLS; a daughter, Sheila WIERNICKI of Kingstree, S.C.; a son, Roy HAMPTON, JR. of Virginia Beach; a brother, Ed SIMPSON of Florida; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, Virginia Beach, Va. by the Rev. Lee BEVILLE. Burial was in Rosewood Memorial Park in Virginia Beach. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, May 17, 1992; pg. 10A)

Thomas Raymond SOWERS

Thomas Raymond SOWERS, 85, a retired contractor and brickmason, died April 9, 1992, in a Chesapeake hospital.  Mr. SOWERS was born in Currituck County. He was a member of Powells Point Christian Church. He was the widower of Minnie Thompson SOWERS.  Survivors include two daughters, Marjorie STEVENSON and Joanne BELL, both of Chesapeake; a half brother, Roy SOWERS of Gulfport, Miss.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday.  (The Virginian-Pilot – April 11, 1992; pg. D4)

Philip Andrew SOWINSKI

BARCO - Philip Andrew SOWINSKI, age 54, of 120 Ranch Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, died Wednesday, December 3, 2003, in Sentara Barco. A native of Erie, PA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mrs. Theresa LaPrice SOWINSKI and the husband of Brigid Kapustka SOWINSKI of the residence. He had retired from the United States Coast Guard with 24 years of service as an Aviation Electricians Mate First Class and served as a Flight Engineer on C130s. He later was employed with Lear Siegler Service Inc., a private contractor at the Base. Mr. SOWINSKI was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.  Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Theresa SOWINSKI of Seattle, WA; a step daughter, Christina SHEFFLER of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Michael Andrew SOWINSKI and wife Kim of Frederick, MD, and Stephan Thomas SOWINSKI of Elizabeth City, NC; one grandson, Joshua Robert SOWINSKI.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 6, 2003, at 1:00 PM in Holy Family Catholic Church by Deacon Alan MEISTER. Burial will be Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 1:00 o’clock in Arlington National Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will receive friends at the residence.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Daniel O'Neal  SPARKS

Daniel O’Neal SPARKS, 31 of 7873 Caratoke Highway, Powells Point, NC, died Sunday, February 14, 2010 at his residence. Mr. SPARKS, born in Pasquotank County, was the son of James Ellis SPARKS, JR. and Sylvia Johnson SPARKS of the residence.  Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, James Dwight SPARKS and wife Virginia and their children, Parker, Bagby, and Eliza, all of Greensboro, NC, and Jonathan Bradley SPARKS and his fiancé Brook LANE of Powells Point, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 11:00 am at Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. David BLACKMAN officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance - Tuesday, February 16, 2010)

Mary Helen Webb  SPEAKER

MANTEO - Mary Helen SPEAKER died Monday, November 22 at Albemarle Hospital.  She was born in Ridgley, Md., the daughter of the late John and Nellie WEBB.  Survivors include a daughter, Mary ERKENBRACK of Arlington, Va.; a sister and brother, Luculle W. HAISLIP and Andrew WEBB, both of Chincoteague, Va.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Services will be held in Laurel Memorial Gardens in Poplar Branch, Tuesday, Nov. 23.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, November 23, 1999; pg. 14A)

Elizabeth Rene SPEIGHT

Elizabeth Rene SPEIGHT, 18, died June 8, 1990, in Powells Point.   Miss SPEIGHT, a native of Elizabeth City, attended Currituck County High School.  Survivors include her parents, Bonnie O. SPEIGHT of Harbinger and Dennis L. SPEIGHT of Grandy; and two sisters, Leah D. SPEIGHT and Ashley D. SPEIGHT, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marious OWENS, and her paternal grandmother, Laura L. SPEIGHT, all of Harbinger.  The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in Powells Point Christian Church by the Rev. Doug HARN and the Rev. Cecil STYONS. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, Elizabeth City, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - June 10, 1990; pg. B2)

Martha Austin SPEIGHT

Martha Austin SPEIGHT, 73, formerly of Elizabeth City, NC, passed away peacefully at Sentara Obici Hospital on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Born in Currituck County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Willie Alford AUSTIN and the late Goldie Estell AUSTIN. She retired after working many years as a retail manager for several businesses in the Elizabeth City area.  Ms. SPEIGHT is survived by three sons, Douglas CULLIPHER and wife Carol of Carrsville, VA, Johnnie CULLIPHER of Greenville, SC, and Michael CULLIPHER of Colorado Springs, CO; two sisters, twin sister Mary GREGORY and Melba O’NEIL, both of Shiloh, NC; a brother, Willie AUSTIN, JR. of Currituck, NC; and six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews that she cared for dearly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son.  A memorial service is planned for Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Richard Gary SPEIGHT

HARBINGER - Richard Gary SPEIGHT, 53, of Owens Beach Road, died Sunday, August 27 in Coinjock.  He was born in Elizabeth City, son of Laura Doyle SPEIGHT of Harbinger, and the late Talmadge Lee SPEIGHT.  He was a graduate of Santa Rose College in California with a major in chemistry, and a former foreman with the Subway System in Washington, D.C.  Besides his mother, Mr. SPEIGHT is survived by one brother, Dennis Lee SPEIGHT and two nieces, all of Harbinger.  Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. by the Revs. Doug HARN and Forest GUTHRIE at the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery.  The family will be at the home of Joyce HINES in Harbinger.  Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 29, 2000; pg. 8A)

Earl SPELLMAN

Earl SPELLMAN, 75, of Highway 168, died April 7, 1994. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Hope A.M.E. Zion Church in Sligo. Robinson & Son Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – April 8, 1994; pg. D5)

Edward SPELLMAN

Edward SPELLMAN, 78, a retired seafood picker, died Nov. 10, 1991, in a hospital.  Mr. SPELLMAN was born in Currituck County, N.C. He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Shawboro, N.C.  Survivors include a brother, Earl SPELLMAN of Wilmington, Del.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Good Hope A.M.E. Zion Church, Moyock, by the Rev. Wiley COWELL. Burial will be in Providence Church Cemetery, Shawboro.  (The Virginian-Pilot – November 14, 1991; pg. D2)

Helen Yolanda SPELLMAN

BARCO - Helen Yolanda SPELLMAN, 94, of Caratoke Highway, Barco, died on Monday, Sept. 13, in Sentara Nursing Home in Barco.  She was the daughter of the late William Abner and Ella Cox SPELLMAN.  Mrs. SPELLMAN was a retired seamstress.  Funeral services for Mrs. SPELLMAN will be held on Friday, September 17, in Good Hope AME Zion Church, Sligo at noon by the Rev. Randy JOHNSON.  Interment will follow in the Spellman Family Cemetery at Moyock.  The family will receive friends at the home of her niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest HUGHES, on Moyock.  She was survived by nieces and nephews.  Robinson & Son Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 16, 2004; pg. 12A)

Julia Ann SPELLMAN

(Unknown newspaper - circa Feb. 20, 1964)  Obituary kindly submitted by Judy Merrell Brickhouse Julia Ann Spellman was born Feb. 2, 1894 & died Feb. 18, 1964 [see her death certificate]

Ralston C. SPELLMAN

Mr. Ralston C. SPELLMAN, age 36, of 182 Sawyertown Road, Moyock, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Greenville. A celebration of life will take place on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at noon at New Christian Home Baptist Church, Moyock. A viewing will take place at the funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. He leaves to cherish his loving memories: Mary A. SPELLMAN of the home; one son Ralston SPELLMAN, JR.,  five brothers, James ETHERIDGE, Andrew ETHERIDGE (Catherine), Robert ETHERIDGE and William ETHERIDGE, all of Moyock and Jerome ETHERIDGE (Brittany) of Coinjock; two sisters, Lorie GRIZZLE (Andre) of Moyock and Margaret Anne SKINNER (Aaron) of Elizabeth City; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rivers Community Funeral Home, is expressing sympathy through sincere service to the Spellman family.  (The Daily Advance - November 10. 2012)

Ruth Mercer SPELLMAN

MOYOCK - Ruth Mercer SPELLMAN, 93, of Snowden Road, died on Friday, August 6 in Chesapeake General Hospital, Chesapeake, Va.  Mrs. SPELLMAN was the daughter of the late Charlie and Susan Alice Harris MERCER.  She was the widow of William Angelo SPELLMAN, JR.  She is survived by one daughter, Joanne LEWIS of Moyock; and one grandchild.  Funeral services for Mrs. SPELLMAN will be held on Tuesday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m. in Good Hope AME Zion Church, Sligo, by the Rev. Randy JOHNSON.  Interment will follow in the Spellman Family Cemetery. Moyock.  Arrangements by Robinson & Son Funeral Home, Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 10, 2004; pg. 5A)

Beulah Walker SPENCE

Beulah Walker SPENCE died Oct. 8, 1996. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Shawboro, N.C. Stallings Funeral Home is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – October 11, 1996; pg. B7)

Everett Durwood SPENCE

AYDLETT - Everett Durwood “Dagwood” SPENCE, age 78, a loving husband and father went to be with his Lord Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at his residence. Mr. SPENCE, a native of Pasquotank County, NC, was the son of the late Alton James SPENCE and Wilma Jones SPENCE and was the husband of Nancy Wagner SPENCE of the residence. He was a member of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, a boat upholsterer, a Merchant Marines Veteran of WW II, and a US Army Veteran of Korea.  Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Joy SPENCE of the residence; seven sons, Blair Everett SPENCE of Boca Raton, FL, Cliff James SPENCE and Luke SPENCE both of Powell’s Point, NC, Dan SPENCE and wife Sarah of Chesapeake, VA, Dave SPENCE and wife Amanda of Camden, NC, Mark SPENCE and Austin SPENCE both of the residence; two step-daughters, Betsy BLANKENSHIP and Barbara GODWIN both of Columbus, GA; three sisters, Jessie DENNISON of Jarvisburg, NC, Charlotte EGGLESTON of Jacksonville, FL, and Mary KENT of Powell’s Point, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be Saturday, April 1, 2006, at 11:00 AM at Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph R. MASON officiating. A viewing will be at 10 AM at the gravesite. The family will receive friends at the residence.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, March 29, 2006)

Flossie Harney SPENCE

BARCO - Flossie Harney SPENCE, 64, of the 300 block of Short Cut Road, died Oct. 28, 2003. A funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Wilson Grove AME Zion Church, Gregory, N.C. Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, October 31, 2003)

Johnnie Emerson SPENCE, JR.

BARCO - Johnnie SPENCE, 90 of Elizabeth City, died at Sentara Barco Nursing Home on Saturday, January 22, 2005.  Funeral arrangements are pending with Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City. 

BARCO - Johnnie Emerson "Lil Johnnie" SPENCE, JR., 90, of Elizabeth City, died at Sentara Barco Nursiung Home in Barco on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005.  A funeral service will be held at McBride AME Zion Church in South Mills on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Beverly MERCER officiating.  Burial will be held at the New Burying Ground Cemetery in South Mills (Camden Co.).  Mr. SPENCE was a native of South Mills.  He was preceded in death by both his parents, Johnnie SPENCE and Mrs. Miami SPENCE, and his wife, Mrs. Mary Emma SPENCE.  He is survived by one daughter, Miama Jean SPENCE of South Mills; three sons: Bishop Dillard L. SPENCE of Hertford, William H. SPENCE and wife Judy, and Johnnie E. SPENCE, JR. and wife Angenora, all of South Mills; one sister, Eunice TURNER of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, Ronald SPENCE of Detroit, Michigan; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.  A visitation will be held at the Stallings Funeral Home in Elizabeth City today [Jan. 28] from 4-8 p.m.  Stallings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Tuesday, January 25 & Friday, Jan. 28, 2005)

Lucy Barnard SPENCE

Lucy Barnard SPENCE, 87, of 1000 Old Denbigh Road, died on Thursday, May 27, 2004, in the Riverside Convalescent Home, Newport News, Va.  She was born in Currituck County, N.C., to the late Aaron and Seine Eggelston BARNARD. She was the widow of Barry Denson SPENCE. Mrs. SPENCE was a member of the New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Shiloh, N.C.  She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Valry Denson SPENCE and his wife, Regina, of Newport News, Va.; seven grandchildren; six step- grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services for Mrs. SPENCE will be held 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, in the New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Shiloh, N.C., by the Rev. William T. DAVIS. Burial will follow in the Providence Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Shawboro, N.C. A Christian wake will be held on Wednesday, June 2, from 6 until 8 p.m. in the New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Shawboro, N.C., by the Rev. John FELTON. The funeral procession will leave 1100 Southern Avenue at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday.  Robinson & Son, 1100 Southern Ave., Elizabeth City, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Press [Newport News, VA] - June 2, 2004; pg. C6)

Billy Gene SPENCER

MOYOCK - Billy Gene SPENCER, 62, a native of Kitlarney, Raleigh County, W.Va., born March 27, 1942, passed away at his residence on April 14, 2004. He was raised with his brother, by his greatly loved grandparents, William F. and Mary Morrison ELLIS who predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Jean Silvester SPENCER of Moyock, N.C.; his only daughter and his "Helper" in his around the house jobs, Therese M. "Jim" TOMLINSON of Camden, N.C.; his sons, Michael F. LARGE of Chesapeake and T. Eugene WILLIAMS of Newport News; his mother, Ruth H. Ellis OUTLAW of Hampton; a beloved brother, John F. SPENCER of Moyock, N.C.; sisters, Sandra Outlaw (Richard) DUNLAP of Toano, Va. and Debi Outlaw (Mitch) WORLEY of Williamsburg; grandchildren, Jessica D. TOMLINSON, Shane F. LARGE, Crystal M. BROWN, Courtney H. BROWN, Brundon M. LARGE, Ian J. TOMLINSON, and step-grandchildren, R. Paul BENTON, III and Jacob N. BENTON. His grandchildren dearly loved their "Papa" and his memory will live on in them. Mr. SPENCER is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Dorothy A. SILVESTER of Currituck, N.C. and E. Marie SILVESTER of Chesapeake. Also left to mourn is his devoted cat "General Morgan." He was employed for 31 years as a pipefitter supervisor at Norshipco, Norfolk, a job that gave him great satisfaction. Billy also enjoyed working with wood and was always building things for his family and friends especially enjoyed making things for his grandchildren. He was a proud member of the Norfolk Country Grays No. 1549, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Chesapeake. One of his projects that he was most proud of was to build benches and the flagpole for the Jackson Grays Confederate Monument on Benefit Road. Services will be held at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, Va. at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Johnny McDONALD officiating. Burial will follow in the Moyock Memorial Cemetery, Moyock. A visitation will be held Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Twiford's Colonial chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, and at the residence at all other times.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, April 16, 2004)

Kathleen Furlough SPENCER

Mrs. Kathleen Furlough SPENCER, 89, a resident of Creswell, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at Sentara Nursing Center in Barco.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Scuppernong Church of Christ, Creswell, with Don PHELPS and Ray SCOTT officiating. Burial will follow in Azalea Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. SPENCER was born in Washington County. She was the daughter of the late Henry S. and Julia Cahoon FURLOUGH. She married Jones E. SPENCER, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Scuppernong Church of Christ.  Survivors include two daughters, Joan Ann SMITH of Moyock and Elizabeth S. ROSE of Creswell; a son, Fred S. SPENCER of Creswell; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Nathan SPENCER; a grandson, Robert Earl SMITH; a brother, Sam FURLOUGH; and five sisters, Minnie F. DAVENPORT, Gladys F. SAWYER, Roxie F. WOODLEY, Edna F. ADELL and Velna F. REYNOLDS.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Maitland Funeral Home and other times at their individual addresses.  Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, December 18, 2005)

Wilma Jones SPENCER

POWELLS POINT Wilma Jones SPENCER, 84, died April 7 in a hospital. Mrs. SPENCER, a native of Newland Township, was a member of Ramoth-Gilead Baptist Church, Newland, NC. She was the widow of James Alton SPENCER and was a retired beautician. Survivors include three daughters: Jessie S. DENNISON of Norfolk, Charlotte S. EGGLESTON of Jacksonville, Fla. And Mary S. KENT of England; a son, E. Durwood SPENCER of Powells Point; two sisters: Eula L. JONES and Irene FOSTER, both of Elizabeth City; two brothers: Clenneth JONES of Greenville and Rupert JONES of Philadelphia; 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, April 9, 1991)

Lorraine Laverne Perry SPIKES

POPLAR BRANCH - Mrs. Lorraine Laverne Perry SPIKES, 79, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005.  Graveside service 2 p.m. today, Snow Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Farmville Funeral Home.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - Friday, March 11, 2005)

Thomas G. SPRADLIN, jR.

LYNCHBURG - Thomas G. SPRADLIN, JR. passed away Saturday Nov. 27, 2010, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Born Feb. 19, 1958, in Lynchburg, he was preceded in death by his mother, Macie SIZER and her husband Pete. He is survived by his parents, Thomas G. and Nora SPRADLIN. Tom was employed by Colonial Webb Contractors and was an avid Redskins fan. Survivors also include two brothers, Danny SPRADLIN and wife Karen, Donald SPRADLIN and wife Kaylene; his sister, Brenda HORWITZ and husband Abbey. Uncle "Buck" was beloved by his nephews, Wesley SPRADLIN and his wife Beth, Mark SPRADLIN, Michael HORWITZ, and Jonathan HORWITZ; and his niece Shayna HORWITZ. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. in the Moyock United Methodist Church, 268 Caratoke Hwy., Moyock, N.C.  A funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Douglas C. PILLOW Friday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. in Whitten Timberlake Chapel, 7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, Va.  The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Whitten Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Timberlake Chapel, is assisting the family.  (Virginian-Pilot – Monday, November 29, 2010)

Eula Sutton SPRINGLE

AYDLETT Mrs. Eula Sutton SPRINGLE, 66, died Wednesday at 4:10 a.m. in the family home after a long illness. She was the daughter of Hughie V. and Mrs. Mattie Dudley SUTTON and a lifelong resident of Currituck County. She was a member of Sharon Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Denard D. SPRINGLE; three sons: Denard SPRINGLE, JR. of Norfolk, Va., Earl SPRINGLE of Northwest, Va. and Richard SPRINGLE of Norfolk; four daughters: Mrs. Emma MUNDEN of Poplar Branch, Mrs. Naomi SIMONS of Aydlett, Mrs. Joyce RABAT of Baltimore and Mrs. Mattie HARRINGTON of Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. Irma JOHNSON of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Minnie GILDEN of Grandy; a brother, Pete SUTTON of Aydlett; and 15 grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Sharon Methodist Church in Poplar Branch. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home to the church at 1 p.m. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, March 7, 1963)

The casket was covered with a pall of pink carnations and fern. "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and "My Savior, First of All" were sung by the Rev. and Mrs. LEWIS, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Goldie PARKER. Pallbearers were Jim DOXEY, Mark DOXEY, Sam WALKER, Paul DUNTON, Seward PARKER and Loftin RIDDICK. (This was part of an obit from The Coastland Times – Saturday, March 9, 1963)

William Earl SPRINGLE, SR.

CHESAPEAKE – William Earl SPRINGLE, SR., 81, died December 12, 2009. Mr. SPRINGLE was born in NC to the late Annie Eula Sutton SPRINGLE and Denard Davis SPRINGLE. He was a veteran having served in the US Navy. Mr. SPRINGLE was a member of Moyock Baptist Church and the Norview Masonic Lodge.  Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Bonnie Luton SPRINGLE; daughters, Yvonne SAWYER and husband Albert of Currituck, NC, Kathlyn S. ROMM and husband Billy of Moyock, NC, and Bonnie S. SCARBOROUGH of Kitty Hawk, NC; sons, William Earl SPRINGLE, JR. and wife Kathy of Palm Beach, FL.; sisters, Naomi SIMONS of Elizabeth City, NC and Joyce RABAT of Creskill, NJ; ten grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake on Monday from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Funeral services will be at Moyock Baptist Church on Tuesday at 11:00 am with Rev. Vic RAMSEY officiating. Burial will follow at Moyock Cemetery.  (Virginian-Pilot – Monday, December 14, 2009)

Charles Edward SPRUILL. JR.

BARCO - Charles Edward SPRUILL, JR., age 43, of Barco, NC, died at his residence on Saturday, October 9, 2004. Born in Pasquotank County, NC, he was the son of Charles Edward SPRUILL, SR. and Ann SEABERG, and husband of Rita Barnes SPRUILL. He was a water treatment plant operator for the city of Chesapeake, VA.  Besides his wife and parents, Mr. SPRUILL is survived by: three sisters, Priscilla ETHERIDGE of Belvedere, NC, Kim JACKSON of Kitty Hawk, NC, and Ashley SPRUILL of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, David SPRUILL of Eure, NC, and Jason SPRUILL of Elizabeth City, NC; and one grandson, Alex ALTMAN. He was pre-deceased by one son Stephen SPRUILL.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 3:00 PM at the residence in Barco, NC. Information provided by Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC.  (The Daily Advance - Wednesday, October 13, 2004)

Stephen Edward SPRUILL

BARCO - Stephen Edward SPRUILL, 19, died Tuesday, November 2 as a result of an automobile accident.  He was born in Elizabeth City and lived in Barco.  He was the son of Charles Edward SPRUILL, JR. and Rita Barnes SPRUILL of Barco and was employed with the R.A. Hoy Heating and Air Conditioning Co.  Mr. SPRUILL was a member of the Perkins United Methodist Church.  Besides his parents, he is survived by a son, Alex ALTMAN of Moyock; maternal grandparents: James and Bettie BARNES of Barco; paternal grandparents: Charles SPRUILL, SR. and Mary Ann SEABERG, both of Elizabeth City; paternal great-grandparents: Harry and Addie SPRUILL of Elizabeth City and Mamie WILLIAMS of Pocomoke,.Md.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City by Rev. Mary Jane WILSON-PARSON and Sue HARRIS.  Immediately following the chapel service the family will be at their residence in Barco.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, has charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times – Thursday, November 4, 1999; pg. 12A)

Alethia Mae Norman SPRY

Alethia Mae Norman SPRY, 93, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2014. She was born in Washington County, NC on August 13, 1921 to James Thomas NORMAN and Annie Pritchett DAVENPORT.  She graduated from Creswell High School in 1938 and Hardbarger’s Business College (Raleigh, NC) in 1939. She worked for the US Department of Agriculture in Currituck, NC for 11 years. On October 8, 1944 she married Paul Wilson SPRY.  Following the birth of their children, she became a homemaker.  Alethia was an active life-long member of Coinjock Baptist Church and served as church clerk and treasurer for many years.   She will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.  She is survived by her daughter, Jane Elizabeth Spry MALONEY and husband, Larry MALONEY of Kinston, NC and two grandchildren, Brian Paul MALONEY of West Palm Beach, FL and Katie Elizabeth MALONEY of Kinston, NC. Also surviving are her siblings, Annette Davenport PEOPLES of Chesapeake, VA, Paula Davenport MEADS of Elizabeth City, NC, Rebecca Davenport EVANS of Cincinnati, OH, Seaton B. NORMAN of Laurel, MD and Paul DAVENPORT, JR. of Apex, NC.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wilson SPRY, her daughter Nancy Kate SPRY, her sister Nancy Norman CRABB and her brother Albert H. NORMAN.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Coinjock Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Ricky BISHOP. The family will receive friends in the church social hall following the service and other times at the home.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is serving the Spry family.

 Emma Doxey SPRY
[Submitted by Janet Joyner]

Harold Lloyd SPRY, SR.
[Submitted by Janet Joyner]

Howard J. SPRY
[Submitted by Janet Joyner]

Lt. Cmdr. Norman L. SPRY

Lt. Cmdr. Norman L. SPRY died May 31, 1996, in Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville, N.C.  Born in Coinjock, N.C., on Oct. 17, 1921, he was the son of the late Henry Sheldon and Bertha Moore SPRY. He was retired from the U.S. Navy after 32 years of service, receiving a Purple Heart, among other decorations. He later received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and served as assistant director of the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial for five years until his retirement. He was a member of Oceanview Masonic Lodge of Oceanview, Va. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Christine W. SPRY of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Anne ARNESEN and husband, Knut ARNESEN, of Gjerdrum, Norway; three grandchildren, Bernt, Kelly and Kevin ARNESEN of Gjerdrum; and seven brothers.  A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery. Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 11, 1996; pg. B7)

Paul Wilson SPRY

COINJOCK - Paul Wilson SPRY, 92, of 215 Worth Guard Road, Coinjock, N.C., died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at Albemarle Hospital. Born July 13, 1914, in Currituck County, he was the only child of the late Isaac Wilson and Kate Kinsey SPRY, and the husband of Alethia Norman SPRY. He was a member of Coinjock Baptist Church, where he served as a former Deacon and Treasurer, and was a member of Coinjock Masonic Lodge No. 463 AF&AM and the Elizabeth City Rotary Club. He retired from Pilot Life Insurance Company in 1984, where he had served as District Manager. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Jane MALONEY and husband, Larry, of Kinston, N.C.; two grandchildren, Paul and Katie MALONEY, and a special caregiver, Linda DOXEY. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Kate SPRY. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday March 13, 2007, at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, by the Revs. Charles H. WELLONS and Jeff UNDERWOOD. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the lobby of the Funeral Home immediately following the service and other times at their residence in Coinjock.   (The Daily Advance - Monday, March 12, 2007)

Louise Whitehurst STAFFORD

MOYOCK - Louise Whitehurst STAFFORD, 101, of 468 Caratoke Highway, Moyock, NC died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Hickory, VA to the late Timothy and Gertrude Whitney WHITEHURST and was the wife of the late Walter Leon STAFFORD, who preceded her in death March 12, 1976. Mrs. STAFFORD was a former school teacher, and worked with her husband at the W. L. STAFFORD buyer of grain in Moyock, N. C. and was a member of the Moyock Baptist Church.  Mrs. STAFFORD is survived by one daughter, Evonne S. PRUDEN of Moyock, N.C. and two sisters, Mary W. BUCKWALTER and Doris W. POE both of Chesapeake, VA. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Elizabeth W. WHITE, Katherine W. TYNDELL, Margaret WHITEHURST, and one brother William WHITEHURST.  A funeral service will be conducted Friday, March 16, 2007 at 2:00 P. M. in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, N.C. with Rev. Vic RAMSEY and Rev. Walter JONES officiating. Burial will follow in South Mills Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Moyock Baptist Church Fellowship Hall following the committal service at the South Mills Cemetery, and other time at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, N.C. is assisting the Stafford family with arrangements.  (Twiford's Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, March 14, 2007)

Weymouth Bradford STAFFORD

POWELLS POINT Weymouth Bradford STAFFORD, 50, died Monday evening in the Albemarle Hospital. He was a native of Elizabeth City. He was the son of Shirley Anderson Stafford COPELAND and the late Ernest Halton STAFFORD and husband of Frances White STAFFORD. He was a supervisor for the Carolina Telephone Company and a member of the First Christian Church and a member of the Stingray Anglers Fishing Team. He was a veteran in the U.S. Air Force. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters: Cheryl MANSFIELD of Shiloh and Lynn BARNHILL of Elizabeth City; one son, Brad STAFFORD, JR. of Powells Point; and one granddaughter, Hannah BARNHILL of Elizabeth City. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Evangelical Methodist Church by Dr. Art WILT and Rev. M.L. BLOODWORTH. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, June 8, 1995; pg. 10A)

Ella Mae Pell STALLINGS

CHESAPEAKE - Ella Mae Pell STALLINGS, 69, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011. She was born in Shawboro, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Paul Edward PELL, SR. and Cornie Mae Stallings PELL. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Melvin C. STALLINGS. She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Belinda G. STALLINGS of Richmond; sisters, Betty Marie KIGHT and her husband Buddy of Shawboro, N.C., and Sally Ann MORRIS and her husband Aubrey of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and a brother, Paul Edward PELL, JR. of Shawboro. Ella turned her love for flowers into a career as a floral designer, she loved creating art through flowers. She even had an opportunity to share her talent by teaching floral design classes at Tidewater Community College. She was a member of South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church, the American Camellia Society and the Virginia Camellia Society. A service will be held Saturday, June 25, at 4 p.m. at South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church with Pastor Amos EBY officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband Monday at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, June 23, 2011)

Fannie Elizabeth Etheridge STALLINGS

Mrs. Fannie Elizabeth Etheridge STALLINGS, 56, was dead on arrival at Albemarle Hospital last Wednesday morning.  Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in the Corinth Baptist Church by Rev. Robert B. POOLE, pastor who officiated and Rev. Brent RECTOR, associate pastor of Corinth Baptist Church, who assisted.  Burial following in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  She was a retired nurse, having been employed at the Albemarle Hospital and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Mrs. Willie Snead and Wesley ETHERIDGE of Waterlily and wife of Harry Norfleet STALLINGS of the home.  Besides her husband and father, she is survived by one step-son, Harry Norfleet STALLINGS, JR. of Durham, N.C.; two sisters: Mrs. Margaret BATEMAN of Creswell and Mrs. Susie PITCHER of Waterlily; two brothers: Frank ETHERIDGE of Waterlily and Wesley ETHERIDGE of Elizabeth City; and 3 grandchildren.  (The Southern Post - August 11, 1982; pg. 11)

Willie STALLINGS

Willie STALLINGS of Barco, NC, died August 20, 2011. He was the son of the late Will STALLINGS and Annie Kelly STALLINGS-DAIL. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Melva McCray STALLINGS; sisters, Louise S. HEWITT and Alice S. MORSE. Other family members include his brothers, Winfred Lee STALLINGS, Lonnie F. DAIL, Tim DAIL, Earl DAIL, John DAIL, and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be Monday, August 22, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit prior to the service at the cemetery. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Stallings family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ruby Marie Gallop STAMPER

Ruby Marie Gallop STAMPER, 88, of the 1100 block of Church Rd, died January 06, 1997.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm at the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  ( The Virginian-Pilot – January 07, 1997)  [Obituary kindly submitted by George D. Waterfield]

Marie Bane STANTON

MAPLE Marie Bane STANTON, 71, of Maple, died August 9 in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. She was a native of Bluefield, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Lester and Annie Booth BANE. She was the wife of Ned A. STANTON of the home. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Ania J. KELLEY and Judy C. MERRELL of Chesapeake, Va. and Debra S. PERROT of Manteo; one son, Michael STANTON of Coinjock; one sister, Mildred B. HISE of Lantana, Florida; one brother, William BANE of Barberville, West Va.; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, August 12 at 11 a.m. in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Charles WELLONS officiating. Twiford's Northside Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, August 10, 1993; pg. 12A)

Lavinia Forbes STAPLES

SHAWBORO - Lavinia Forbes STAPLES, 96 of 798 Sandy Hook Road, Shawboro, NC died in Smithfield, NC, Monday, May 15, 2006. She was born in Camden County and was the daughter of the late Jacob “Jake” and Ida FORBES and was the wife of the late Ancil Bray STAPLES. Mrs. STAPLES was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church and worked in the Camden County School’s Cafeteria for a short time.  She is survived by one son, Alton STAPLES and wife Maude of Wendell, NC; a sister, Elsie DOUGLAS of Baltimore, MD; two grandchildren, Brian STAPLES and wife Tammy of Wendell, NC, and Michael STAPLES of Raleigh, NC; two great-grandchildren, Scott and Cody. She was predeceased by a brother, Wilbert FORBES.  A Funeral Service will be Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 2:00 pm in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. David COMBS and Rev. Roland COOPER officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives in the lobby of the funeral home following the ceremony. The burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Staples Family.  (Daily Advance - Wednesday, May 17, 2006)

Virginia Clark STAPLES

MOYOCK, NC - Virginia Clark STAPLES, age 72, of Moyock, NC, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at Chesapeake General Hospital. Mrs. STAPLES was born in Newport News Virginia on April 30, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Annie Lee Neal Baker CLARK and Louis Edward CLARK and was the wife of the late Vance Lee STAPLES. She was a member of the Come As You Are Ministries of Moyock, NC.  Mrs. STAPLES is survived by a son, Richard STAPLES of Moyock, NC and a sister Naomi Clark COOPER of Orange Park, Fl.  Memorial services will be held on Wednesday March 12, 2003 at 11:00 o’clock in the Moyock Assembly of God Church by Scott POLLARD and Wayne SAWYER.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Glenn Marchall STARBOARD

Glenn Marshall STARBOARD, 50, of 109 Timber Drive, Moyock, NC, died Saturday, July 21, 2007 at his residence. He was born in Currituck County, NC, son of Bessie Jean Sawyer STARBOARD and the late James Marshall STARBOARD, and was the husband of Beverly Padrick STARBOARD. He was an extraordinary welder, and loved his family.  Besides his wife and mother, Mr. STARBOARD is survived by three daughters, Jennifer STARBOARD, Chrissy RAYMER-STARBOARD, and Rachel KEECH; a son, Jonathan STARBOARD; a granddaughter, Bessie STARBOARD; and three brothers, James Lee STARBOARD, Donnie STARBOARD, and Ronnie DIXON.  No services are scheduled at this time. Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements  (The Daily Advance - Monday, July 23, 2007)

Nellie Snow STEADMAN

Nellie Snow STEADMAN, 69, died June 28, 1991, in her home.  Mrs. STEADMAN, a native of Currituck County, was a member of New Hope Baptist Chapel.  She was the widow of Preston STEADMAN.  Survivors include two daughters, Judith STEADMAN of Stony Creek, Va., and Martha SIMPSON of Williamston; her mother, Myra S. HARRIS of Coinjock; a half sister, Gloria POYNER of Coinjock; and two grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Biggs Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 29, 1991; pg. D2)

Anna Rairick STEIN

IN AYDLETT - Mrs. Anna Rairick STEIN, 79, of Aydlett, died Friday morning at 3:45 a.m. in Winslow Memorial rest Home following an illness of 2 days.  The body was removed to Twiford's Memorial Chapel and will be sent to the Schlup Funeral Home in Akron, Ohio for funeral and burial services which will be announced later.  Mrs. STEIN was a native of Frostburg, Md., a former resident of Akron, Ohio, and for the past 8 months she had lived in Aydlett.  She was a retired employee of the Firestone Tire Co. in Akron, Ohio.  She was a member of the Catholic Church and a daughter of the late Joseph and Mrs. Elizabeth RAIRICK.  She is survived by two sisters: Mrs. William COOK of Ravenna, Ohio and Mrs. Mary RODOVICK of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Joe RAIRICK of Clinton, Ohio.  (The Southern Post (Coinjock) - March 3, 1982; pg. 8)

Laura Elizabeth Midgett STEIN

Laura Elizabeth Midgett STEIN, 71, of 124 Quitsna Road, Windsor, NC died Friday, November 15, 2013 at her residence. A native of Pasquotank County she was the daughter of the late Alfred Lewis MIDGETT and Hazel Mansfield MIDGETT and the widow of Joseph E. STEIN. She was a homemaker, a member of Windsor United Methodist Church and their UMW, and volunteer director of Good Shepherd Food Pantry. She was recently awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award for Bertie County by the Governor.  She is survived by two daughters, Betty Jo JONES of Elizabeth City, NC, and Alma DOWNS and husband Bruce of Hastings, Fl; a sister, Gladys JONES of South Mills, NC; a brother Donald MIDGETT of Palm Coast, Fl; four grandchildren, Stephen, Shawn, Shana, and Victoria; eight great grandchildren; a niece Carol JONES and a nephew Curtis JONES of South Mills, NC.  A funeral service will be Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity UMC with the Rev. Kip McDONALD and the Rev. Anne TRAVENNO officiating. Burial will be in Moyock Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and immediately after the service at the church. At other times the family will be at the residence of her sister, Gladys JONES, 302 Halstead Street, South Mills, NC. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the STEIN family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Augusta Grossman STEINBRUCKER

CURRITUCK Augusta Grossman STEINBRUCKER, 87 died April 29 in an Elizabeth City hospital. The body was cremated. Memorial services will be held at a late date. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, May 3, 1992)

Marguerite Boyles STENGER

GRANDY Marguerite Boyles STENGER, 88, of Grandy, died Wednesday, June 7 in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Edward and Idera Anglin BOYLES and the widow of Philip STENGER. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia GILMORE of Grandy; a sister, Louise GEORGE of Hobe Sound, Fla.; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the residence of her daughter in Grandy at 2 p.m. Sunday. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, June 11, 1995; pg. 5A)

Edward McGill STEPHENS

POPLAR BRANCH - Edward McGill STEPHENS, 52 of Poplar Branch, NC died at his residence, Wednesday, June 28, 2006. He was the son of the late John T. and Wanda McGill Stephens and was born in Bladen County, Elizabethtown, NC. Mr. STEPHENS was a Baker in the Food Industry and was a Vietnam Era Veteran of the U.S. Army.   He is survived by a son, Paul STEPHENS and a brother, John STEPHENS both of Richmond, VA and he was preceded in death by a son, Joel STEPHENS.   A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, July 6, 2006 at  2:00 P.M. in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery on Wilmer Road, Richmond, VA.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Stephens family.  (Twiford Funeral Home Obituaries online)

Aurelia McCallion STEWART

Aurelia McCallion STEWART, 69, of the 300 block of Reed St., a retired clerk, died June 28, 1990, in Erie. Mrs. STEWART, a native of Erie, retired from Giant Open Air Market in Norfolk. She was the widow of Walter Samuel STEWART.  Survivors include two daughters, Gloria CHRISTENSEN of Virginia Beach and Susan FREEMAN of Huntingdon, Tenn.; a son, Gary D. STWEART of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Ruth MELROSE and Catherine McCALLION, both of Erie, and Mae BOB of Detroit; a brother, Maurice McCALLION of Erie; and six grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Frank HUGHES, JR. Burial will be in Stewart Family Cemetery, W. Gibbs Woods, Currituck County, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot - July 1, 1990; pg. B2)

 David Lee STEWART

VIRGINIA BEACH - David Lee STEWART, 34, died Wednesday in Virginia Beach.  He was a native of Portland, Maine and was the son of Stanton STEWART, JR. and Gerrie Chamberlain STEWART of Leesburg, Fla.  He was an automobile salesman in Virginia Beach.  Besides his parents, David is survived by a sister, Ellen GRANDY and husband William E. GRANDY, JR. of Barco; maternal grandmother, Priscilla CONLEV of Gray, Maine; paternal grandmother, Ann RUARK of Virginia Beach; and a nephew, Tyler William GRADY of Barco.  Funeral services were to be conducted Saturday, October 2 at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Northside Chapel, Elizabeth City by Rev. James HARRINGTON and burial to follow in the Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Poplar Branch.  Twiford's Northside Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 3, 1999; pg. 10A)

Mildred M. STEWART

Mildred M. STEWART, a retired homemaker, died Feb. 13, 1994, in Chesapeake General Hospital.  Mrs. STEWART was born in Moyock, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Lizzie S. and Willoughby DOZIER and was the widow of Enoch A. STEWART, SR.  She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, the Senior Choir and former member of the United Order of Tents #518.  Survivors include two daughters, Brookie G. THOMAS of Chesapeake and Beverly J. OWENS of Arlington, Texas; two sons, Enoch A. STEWART Jr. and Charles A. STEWART, both of Southfield, Mich.; a host of nieces; and one nephew.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in Asbury United Methodist Church, 1392 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. A wake service will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Hale Funeral Home and the family will receive friends at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot – February 15, 1994; pg. D2)

Peggy Ann Mohon STEWART

Peggy Ann Mohon Stewart, 70, of Aydlett, died peacefully on November 11, 2010, at her home after a year plus battle with breast cancer.  Peggy retired after more than 30 years with the Department of Defense, most of those years serving as the legal secretary for the Chairman of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals where she loved and was loved by over 30 judges.  Later she was a legal secretary for Donald Prentice at the Elizabeth City Firm of Hornthal, Riley, Ellis, and Maland.  Peggy was an avid reader and relished keeping the Barco library staff busy filling her online requests for books.  She is survived by her husband of 53 years Stan Stewart; a son, David Scott Stewart and wife Connie of Athens, Georgia; a daughter, JoAnna  Massey and husband, Joe of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two granddaughters, Nichole Leigh Massey and Mackenzie Kay Massey of Virginia Beach, Virginia; three sisters, Betty Jo Goeltz and Bess Gehlhausen of Evansville, Indiana and Donna Morice of Imperial, Missouri; two brothers Bruce Mohon of Marco Island, Florida and Dennis Wright of Beaumont, California.  At her request, there will be no funeral.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th Street, 8th floor, New York, New York  10022.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Stewart family with arrangements. (Twiford Funeral Home)

Rita Elaine STOCKTON

GIBBS WOODS - Rita Elaine "Althea" STOCKTON, 28, died April 29, 2005, at home. Rita was born in Nassawadox, Va. She was employed with Children's Orthodontics and Dentistry in Chesapeake, and also volunteered service at the St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children. Rita was an artist. She enjoyed going to the beach, surfing and being with family and friends. Survivors include her mother, Anita H. AYLESWORTH and step-father Larue AYLESWORTH of Knotts Island; her father, Edward STOCKTON, JR. of Cheriton, Va.; maternal grandparents, Rita and James HOPKINS of Cape Charles, Va.; paternal grandparents, Elaine and James BEALL of Seaview, Va.; a step-sister, Shelby AYLESWORTH of Moyock, N.C.; numerous aunts, uncles, extended family and friends; and her dog and special friend, Sage. A memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday in the Chesapeake Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, May 3, 2005)

Luella Racine STOLLINGS

COINJOCK - Luella Racine STOLLINGS, 88, of the 100 block of Coinjock Baptist Church Road, died Aug. 23, 2003. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Maple. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, August 25, 2003)

Bruce Henry STONE, Sr.

JARVISBURG - Bruce Henry STONE, SR., 69, of 7383 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg, N.C., peacefully slipped into the arms of Jesus after a valiant fight with cancer Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Britthaven Nursing Home in Nags Head, N.C. Mr. STONE, a native of Robeson County, N.C., was the son of the late Henry Ridley STONE and Maude Fogleman STONE and the husband of Ruth Aydlett STONE of the home. He was a retired plumber, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Powell's Point Baptist Church, Powell's Point, N.C. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Bruce STONE. JR., of Cleveland, Ohio, and Greg STONE of Conyers, Ga.; two step-daughters, Elizabeth CODY of Jarvisburg, and Katie WEEKS of Chesapeake, Va.; a step-son, David NEWBERN, JR., of Garden City, Kan.; three sisters, Carol Stone ECKERSON of Hampton, Ga., Sandra Stone NEWBERN of Powell's Point, and Diane Stone OWENS of Harbinger, N.C.; two brothers, Donald Hugh STONE, SR., of Powell's Point, and Raymond Eugene STONE of Nags Head; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and one step-great granddaughter. He was predeceased by a granddaughter. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2008, at Powell's Point Baptist Church, with the Rev. Herbert HEMINGWAY officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence and immediately after the memorial service in the church fellowship hall. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance – Wednesday, April 9, 2008)

Kay Barefield STONE

MOYOCK Kay Barefield STONE, 43, a nurse at the St. Bride's Correctional Center, died July 4 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. STONE, a native of Tyrrell County, was a member of Gum Neck Freewill Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Horace Sr. and Elma BAREFIELD. Survivors include her husband, Garland Lee STONE, SR.; a son, Jason G. STONE of Moyock; a sister, Betty JACKSON of Columbia; and a brother, Horace BAREFIELD, JR. of Moyock. Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in Walker Funeral Home in Columbia by the Rev. Joseph WYNNS with burial to be in Azalea Memorial Gardens in Columbia. (The Coastland Times – July 1990)

Linda Charlene Ferrell STONE

Linda Charlene STONE, 54 of Williamsburg Square, Chesapeake, VA died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Born in Elizabeth City, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Edward FERRELL, JR. and Thelma Louise Speight FERRELL and the widow of Elwood Van STONE.  She is survived by two brothers, James Edward FERRELL, III and wife Paula of Prestonsburg, KY and Kenneth Clarence FERRELL, SR. and wife Angela of Moyock , NC and nieces and nephews, Brandy FERRELL, Erin CANINE, Amanda FERRELL, Brandon STONE and Kenneth FERRELL, JR.   She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Irene FERRELL.  Services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 871 Tull’s Creek Road, Moyock, NC with the Rev. James HARRINGTON and Rev. Tom SPEIGHT officiating.   Burial will follow in the Moyock Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 at Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Stone family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Maude Fogleman STONE

POWELLS POINT - Maude Fogleman STONE, 81, of Powells Point, died Wednesday, December 29 in Albemarle Hospital.  She was a native of Randolph County, daughter of the late Leonard and Mozelle Pugh FOGLEMAN, SR. and step-daughter of Leah FOGLEMAN.  She was an active member of the Powells Point Baptist Church for over 35 years.  Her activities included serving as Sunday School teacher, past president of the WMU, and choir member.  Mrs. STONE is survived by her husband, Henry STONE of the home; three daughters: Sandra NEWBERN of Powells Point, Diane OWENS of Harbinger and Carol ECKERSON of Hampton, Ga.; three sons: Donald STONE and Bruce STONE of Powells Point, and Raymond STONE of Nags Head; one brother, Leonard FOGLEMAN, JR. of Howardsville, Va.; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Dec. 31 in the Powells Point Baptist Church by the Revs. Herbert HEMINGWAY and Eugene McLAWHORN.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, had charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 4, 2000; pg. 5A)

Raymond Eugene STONE

NAGS HEAD - Raymond Eugene STONE, 67, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family May 14, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a decorated Vietnam War veteran who served our country for over 21 years in the U.S. Army and Air Force. He retired as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Maude STONE of Powells Point, N.C., and brother Bruce Henry STONE of Jarvisburg, N.C. He is survived by his wife Betty Grandy STONE; and children Robert STONE and wife, Lori, of Cecilia, Ky., Lisa CLARK of Elizabethtown, Ky., Bryan COPPERSMITH and wife, Sue, of Willard, Ohio, and Dawn DILDY and husband, Bobby, of Walstonburg. Surviving brothers and sisters include, Carol ECKERSON and husband, Ralph, of Hampton, Ga., Donald STONE and wife, Jenelle, Sandra NEWBERN and husband, Tommy, all of Powells Point, Diane OWENS and husband, Garry, of Harbinger; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dare County Home Health and Hospice for the loving care they provided. Special thanks to Brian, Cotton, Danny, Stephanie and Lee LEE.  A memorial service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Powells Point Baptist Church. The family will receive visitors at 2 p.m. Officiating ministers are Jim CLARK and David COXSON. Gallop Funeral Services is handling the arrangements.  (Daily Advance - Tuesday, May 18, 2010)

Ruth Aydlett Newbern-STONE

Ruth Aydlett NEWBERN-STONE, 69 of 7383 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg, NC died Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the Albemarle Hospital. Born in Currituck County, she was the daughter of the late Mark Lafayette AYDLETT and Katie Elizabeth Simpson AYDLETT and the widow of Thomas David NEWBERN, SR., and Bruce Henry STONE, SR.  She was a seamstress and a member of Powell’s Point Baptist Church.  She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth CODY and husband Greg of Jarvisburg, NC and Katie WEEKS and husband William of Chesapeake, VA; a son, Thomas Davis NEWBERN, JR., and wife Karen of Garden City, KS; a brother, Mark AYDLETT of Newport News, VA; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Powell’s Point Baptist Church with Evangelist Thomas David NEWBERN, JR., and the Rev. Herbert HEMINGWAY officiating. Burial will be in the Aydlett Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of her daughter, Elizabeth and Greg CODY, 7379 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg, NC.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Shelton Hubert STONE, SR.

Shelton Hubert STONE, SR., 61 of 613 Wynne Fork Road, Hertford, NC died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Chowan Hospital.  Mr. STONE, a native of Currituck County, was the son of the late James Lester STONE and Essie Marie Ferebee STONE.  He was a U. S. Army Veteran of Vietnam War and retired from Stackhouse as a High Voltage Foreman.  He was a member of the Moyock VFW Post 10949, Masons of South Mills New Lebanon Lodge 0314 AF&AM, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in South Mills.  He was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  He is survived by two sons, Shelton H. STONE, JR., and wife Cori of South Mills, NC and Stephen W. STONE and wife Jamie of Moyock, NC; thirteen siblings, Mildred OFFUTT and Lee STONE of Madisonville, KY, Marie DEITCH of Venice, FL, Norman SPRAGUE, Joyce SOREY and husband Archie, Erleen ROURKS, and Clara Mae BROOME all of Chesapeake, VA, Doris COLLUMS and husband Terrell of Pontotoc, MS, Lawrence STONE of South Mills, NC, Garland STONE and wife Yvonne, Pauline STONE, Raymond STONE and wife Jennifer, Gordon STONE and wife Sally all of Moyock, NC; three grandchildren, Jayde STONE and Troyce STONE of South Mills, NC and Stavanna STONE of Moyock, NC; three step-grandchildren, Dylan MATTHEWS and Devin MATTHEWS of  South Mills, NC, and Mark DUTTON of Moyock, NC.  In addition to his parents he was predeceased by six siblings, Doyle STONE, Geraldine BABB, Jesse STONE, Elwood STONE, Deanna EVANS and David STONE.   A memorial service will be Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with military honors.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and at other times at 125 Stone Street, Moyock, NC.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Stone family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

David Gene STONER, SR.

MOYOCK - David Gene STONER, Sr., age 65 of Moyock, NC, died Friday, November 18, 2005 at his residence. Mr. STONER was a native of Pomona, CA, and the son of the late Earl Edward STONER and Opal Viola Clark STONER. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of Viet Nam, worked with Lantz Towing, and was a member of the Crawford Volunteer Fire Department having served for thirty-five years with the Currituck Emergency Services.  Mr. STONER is survived by a daughter, Davett STONER of Moyock, NC; three sons, Edward STONER of Suffolk, VA, David STONER, II, with the U.S.A.F. in Germany, and Chris STONER of Chesapeake, VA; a brother, Robert STONER of Simi Valley, CA; and eight grandchildren.  A funeral service will be Monday, November 21, 2005 at 2:00 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with full military honors provided by the Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060. Burial will be in Moyock Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, November 19, 2005)

Eunice Mitchell STOUT

Eunice Mitchell STOUT, 88, of Grandy, N.C., died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at The Commons of Chesapeake. Mrs. Stout was born in Leon, W.Va., the daughter of the late Stephen Thomas MITCHELL and Martha Johnston MITCHELL and was the widow of Jack Richard STOUT. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Mrs. STOUT is survived by two sons, Jack Stephen STOUT and wife, Carol Anne and James Raymond STOUT and wife, Patricia Kay, all of Moyock, N.C.; two brothers, Albert Jackson MITCHELL and Donald Thomas MITCHELL; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. David BLACKMAN officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 28, 2008, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City. Following the funeral service the family will be at the home of her son and daughter-in-law Jack Stephen and Carol Anne STOUT, 131 North Point Blvd., Moyock, N. C.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, N.C. is assisting the Stout family.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] –Saturday, September 27, 2008)

Dorothy Dunn Curran STRAIN

MOYOCK - Dorothy Dunn Curran STRAIN, 83, died March 13, 2005. Mrs. STRAIN was born in Old Norfolk County to the late Robert Lee and Marian Dow DUNN. She was predeceased by husbands, Herbert Wade CURRAN, SR. and Loyd Truman STRAIN.  Survivors include daughter, Debra Curran HUNTLEY; son, Wade CURRAN, JR. and wife Sylvia; step-son, Daryl STRAIN; sister, Margaret BARNES; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 2:00 pm at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake on Wednesday from 7:00 until 8:30pm.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Angus Matthew STRAWHAND

IN KNOTTS ISLAND - Angus Matthew (Skipper) STRAWHAND, 70, of Knotts Island, died Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Guardian Care Nursing Home.  He was a native of Princess Anne Co.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Knotts Island United Methodist Church by the Rev. Virginia McCLANNON.  Burial will follow in the Knotts Island Cemetery.  Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, Va. is in charge of arrangements.  Mr. STRAWHAND was retired from Civil Service as a sheet metal mechanic at the Naval Air Station, Oceana, Va. and was a member of the Knotts Island United Methodist Church.  He was the son of the late William Edward and Mrs. Lucy Alberson STRAWHAND and the husband of Mrs. Mildred White STRAWHAND of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Bonney Ford STRAWHAND of Shawboro; 3 grandchildren: Glenn and Michael STRAWHAND of Knotts Island and Debbie Kay STRAWHAND of Shawboro; one great-grandchild, Christie STRAWHAND of Chesapeake, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Charles Junior STRICKLAND

MOYOCK - Charles Junior STRICKLAND, age 68, of Moyock, NC, died Thursday, October 30, 2003, at the Albemarle Hospital. Mr. STRICKLAND, a native of Four Oaks, NC, was the widower of Lessie Yvonne Mathias STRICKLAND and the son of the late John Henry STRICKLAND and Neva Stanley STRICKLAND. He was a veteran of the US Army, a retired carpenter, and a Baptist.  Mr. STRICKLAND is survived by a daughter, Geneva Marie STRICKLAND of Chesapeake, VA; two sons, William G. STRICKLAND of Moyock, NC, and Charles W. STRICKLAND of Chesapeake, VA; a step-daughter, Patricia CARVER of Chesapeake, VA; a step-son, Eugene W. CULPEPPER of Hertford, NC; a sister, Liddy May STANLEY of Castle Haynes, NC; a brother, Henry Earl STRICKLAND of Goldsboro, NC; 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  A graveside funeral service will be Monday, November 3, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne SAWYER officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Northside Chapel, 1115 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday and at other times at the residence.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Iris Vernell STRICKLAND

Iris Vernell STRICKLAND, 67, died Sept. 22, 1994 in Chesapeake.  Mrs. STRICKLAND was born Aug. 12, 1927 in Knotts Island, N.C.  Survivors include her husband, Paul STRICKLAND; a son, Warren W. WALTERS of Maine; a sister, Jackie LAWSON of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a granddaughter.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by Pastor Paul D. MOORE. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 23, 1994; pg. B4)

James Russell STRONG

KNOTTS ISLAND - James Russell STRONG passed away July 16, 2004. He was the son of James Kenneth STRONG and Crystal Gail SMITH. A graveside service will be held in the family cemetery on East Gibbs Road, Knotts Island, N.C. Twiford Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, July 19, 2004)

Eloise K. STROTHER

LAWRENCE, KS - Eloise K. STROTHER, 93, passed on April 5, 2012 at Lawrence, Kansas.  Eloise was born August 25, 1918 in Poplar Branch, N.C . She graduated from Poplar Branch High School.  She served as a Navy Nurse., She met and married Navy Captain Robert B. STROTHER of Grayson, KY on October 27, 1943.   She is survived by a daughter Dr. Myra STROTHER, two sons; Robert B. STROTHER, JR. and John P. STROTHER; two sisters, Marjorie KEITH of Norfolk, Va., and Ruth McCLARRAN of Winston Salem, N.C. and two grandchildren.  (The Virginian-Pilot – Tuesday, April 10, 2012)

April Nelanne STUART

CURRITUCK - April Nelanne STUART, 25, of Bell's Island Road, died Aug. 21, 2003, at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital.  April was born in Norfolk and was a recent graduate of Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Ga. She received a BS in biology at Wake Forest University where she majored in biology and minored in chemistry. She was valedictorian of Currituck County High School, Class of 1996. She was a member of Future Farmers of America, Beta Club, Ducks Unlimited and other organizations. She also held many awards for her quilting talents. April is survived by both parents, Watson STUART of Bell's Island, N.C., and Kathy CHILTON of Chesapeake and a close friend, Harold E. "Chick" GERARD of Virginia Beach.  April is also survived by her brother, Hunter T. STUART of Bell's Island; two sisters: Amber STUART and Katelyn STUART, both of Suffolk; maternal grandparents, Martha and Samuel CHILTON of Suffolk; paternal grandparents, Harrell and Nell STUART of Bell's Island; and a host of many other family and friends who loved her dearly.  April enjoyed life to the fullest including travels and study in Europe. She had a passion for life and accomplished and conquered many adventures in her short lifetime.  A memorial gathering celebrating April's life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the residence of Nell and Harrell STUART.  The family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Future Farmers of America or Ducks Unlimited. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, August 25, 2003)

Harrel E. STUART

Harrel E. STUART, 83, of 771 Bells Island Road, Currituck, NC died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at his residence.   He was born on   January 5, 1929  in     Ashville, NC   to the late   Berge and Katherine Lankford STUART and widower of Nell Johnston STUART.  Mr. STUART was a commercial fisherman and worked for Texaco Oil Company.  He is survived by two daughters, Nancy S. CORBELL and husband, Gary, of Currituck, NC and Kathy S. DAVIS of Kill Devil Hills, NC; one son, Watson STUART of Currituck, NC; seven grandchildren, Angel PERRY and husband, Chris, Tammy GLAVE and husband, Scot, Lynn CORBELL, Heather BREWER and husband, Nick, Hunter STUART and wife, Olivia, Amber TICE and husband, Cliff and Katelyn TAYLOR and husband, John; and numerous great grandchildren and a sister, Ruth BRAY of Old Trap, NC.   He was also predeceased by a sister, Sue DAVIS and a brother, Roy STUART and two grandchildren, April and Karen STUART.  Graveside Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 19, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Snowden Cemetery, Maple, NC.  The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Memorial Chapel  Thursday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the residence.  Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society Relay for Life, 930 B Wellness Dr., Greenville, NC 27834, designating Currituck County.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Stuart family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Nell Johnston STUART

Nell Johnston STUART, 77 of 771 Bells Island Road, Currituck, NC died Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in the Port Charlotte Regional Medical Center in Port Charlotte, FL. She was born on March 28, 1932 in Martinsville, VA to the late Buell Craig and Lillian Alice Joyce JOHNSTON. Mrs. STUART was a retired seamstress and commercial fisherman. She was a member of the Pilmoor United Methodist Church and an avid gardener.  She is survived by her husband, Harrel E. STUART of the home, two daughters, Nancy S. CORBELL and husband, Gary, of Currituck, NC and Kathy S. DAVIS of Kill Devil Hills, NC; one son, Watson STUART of Currituck, NC; two sisters, Betty Lou DODSON of Barco, NC and Bobbie Sue RUSSELL of Cashier, NC and two brothers, Billy JOHNSTON of Portsmouth, VA and David JOHNSTON of Chesapeake, VA. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Angel PERRY and husband, Chris, Tammy GLAVE and husband, Scot, Lynn CORBELL and wife, Loretta, Heather BREWER and husband, Nick, Hunter STUART, Amber STUART and Katelyn STUART; and numerous great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 19, 2009, at 2:00 pm in the Pilmoor United Methodist Church by Rev. Scott WILSON-PARSONS. Burial will follow in the Snowden Cemetery, Maple, NC. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Church St., Saturday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 pm and again immediately following the funeral at their residence, 771 Bells Island Road, Currituck, NC. The family requests everyone to please wear casual attire at the funeral. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Stuart family.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, April 17, 2009)

Bernard STURM

Bernard “Tom” STURM, 90, of 107 Arnold Drive, Powells Point, NC died Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in the Sentara Barco Nursing Facility.  He was born July 25, 1920 in Millstone, West Virginia to the late Mallie and Florence Elliott STURM.  Mr. STURM retired after 35 years as a well-tender for Consolidated Gas Company and was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion, WV.  He was an US Army veteran having served in World War II in the 94th Signal Battalion at the Battle of the Bulge.  Mr. STURM is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janet Stump STURM; two daughters, Scarlett MOWREY and husband, Richard, of Powells Point, NC and Jackie BUTLER and husband, Ronald, of Princeton, WV.  Also, surviving is his twin sister, Bernice HAWKEY of Ripley, WV; three grandchildren, Adam BUTLER, Colby BUTLER and Mark MOWREY.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Lucas BUTLER, three sisters, Eleanor BOYLES, Azeline HERSMAN, and Margarete MORGAN;  two brothers, Otho STURM and Holden STURM.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 4, 2010, at 11:00am in the Powells Point Baptist Church by Revs. Herbert  A. HEMMINGWAY and James CLARK.  Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends and relatives Friday evening from 7:00 until 8:30pm  at the Powells Point Baptist Church and at other times at their residence, 107 Arnold Drive, Powells Point, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Sturm family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Edward Harley SULLIVAN

VIRGINIA BEACH - Edward Harley SULLIVAN, 78, was called home to the Lord Jan. 15, 2005. He was born in Moyock, N.C., to the late Thomas D. SULLIVAN and Esther MARSLENDER. He retired from the U.S. Army after serving in France and Germany with the Eighth Infantry Division in World War II and during the Korean conflict with the 25th Infantry Division. He was twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor and the Combat Infantry Badge and also the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters. He also retired from federal civil service and was the proprietor of Ed Sullivan & Sons, General Contractors. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean H. SULLIVAN; three children, David SULLIVAN and wife Cindy, Mark SULLIVAN and wife Debbie and Stacy WHITT and husband John; six grandchildren, Brian SULLIVAN and wife Kristal, Michael SULLIVAN, J.C. WHITT, Sean WHITT, Matthew SULLIVAN and Gabrielle WHITT; brother, Harvey SULLIVAN; sister, Shirley MAHLE and husband Jack; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Lillian LOFTIS, Eva OLAH and Esther SILVESTER and brother, Thomas E. SULLIVAN. Those who knew Ed will always remember his kindness and great devotion to God, family, church and community. He served as trustee, elder and deacon at Calvary Presbyterian Church and was a longtime youth baseball and basketball coach for the Arrowhead Recreation Association. He affected many lives and will be greatly missed by all. The family wishes to thank Comfort Care Hospice for the outstanding compassion, care and support they provided to Ed and Jean. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 150 Kempsville Road, Norfolk. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, January 16, 2005)

Harvey J. SULLIVAN, SR.

CHESAPEAKE - Harvey J. SULLIVAN, SR., 84, a retired homebuilder, died Feb. 14, 2005, in Chesapeake General Hospital. Born in Moyock, N.C., he was the son of the late Thomas D. SULLIVAN and E. Viola MARSLENDER. He was also predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Edna Olah SULLIVAN; a daughter, Brenda M. PAYNE; a son, Harvey J. SULLIVAN, JR.; two brothers, Edward W. SULLIVAN and Thomas E. SULLIVAN; and three sisters, Lillian LOFTIS, Eva OLAH and Esther SILVESTER. He served in France and Germany with the 278th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He served 16 years on the Chesapeake Planning Commission, 12 years as chairman and proudly served with the committee that chose the site for Chesapeake General Hospital. He was a charter member of Great Bridge Baptist Church serving on and at times, chairing the Board of Deacons. He actively served the Chesapeake East Gideon Camp. Survivors include a daughter, Madeline S. HOYT and husband John of Chesapeake; seven grandchildren, Gregory, Kevin and Jason HOYT, Christy MRAS, Jeremy PAYNE and wife Carla, Harvey SULLIVAN, III and Kimberly EPPLEY and husband Chris; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher and Hayley EPPLEY, Brendan and Logan PAYNE, Matthew MRAS, Kaila and William SULLIVAN; and one sister, Shirley MAHLE and husband Jack of Richmond; in-laws, George OLAH and wife Annie, Paul OLAH and wife Elizabeth, Margaret O. MUSSELWHITE and husband Roscoe, Grace OLAH, Dorothy OLAH, Jean SULLIVAN; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Great Bridge Baptist Church, 640 S. Battlefield Blvd., by the Rev. Charles L. MOSELEY. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Viewing will begin Wednesday with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, February 15, 2005)

Kimberly Ann Walker SULLIVAN

POWELLS POINT Kimberly Ann Walker SULLIVAN, 26, died Sept. 17 in an automobile accident. She was a native of Beckley, West Virginia and was a waitress at The Golden Corral in Kill Devil Hills. She was the daughter of Mrs. Lorina Mullens BISHOP of Poplar Branch and the wife of Douglas Lawrence SULLIVAN of Powells Point. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, Joshua Lee SULLIVAN; a sister, Krystal Lee LETNER of Welch, West Virginia; and a brother, Richard WALKER of Powells Point. Funeral services were held Sept. 20 in Powells Point Baptist Church. Burial was in a local cemetery with the Rev. Herbert HEMINGWAY and the Rev. Danny WALLACE officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, September 21, 1993; pg. 11A)

Myrtle Matilda Matthews SUMNER

AYDLETT Myrtle Matilda Matthews SUMNER, 84, died October 10 in Sentara Nursing Home in Barco. She was the widow of Paul Hoggard SUMNER and the daughter of the late Richard Barden MATTHEWS and Pattie L. Williams MATTHEWS. Survivors include two daughters: Etta M. PITTS of Shiloh and Mary Ann MARSHALL of Norman, Oklahoma; a son, Harry R. SHIRLEY, JR. of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Carson MATTHEWS of Aydlett; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday in Matthews Family Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, October 14, 1993)

Howard Daniel SUMRELL

Howard Daniel SUMRELL, 88, died Oct. 16, 1990, in a Barco nursing home.  Mr. SUMRELL, a native of Harbinger, had retired from the North Carolina Wildlife Department as a game protector. He was a former deputy sheriff and farmer. He was the widower of Bernice Grandy SUMRELL and was a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church.  Survivors include three daughters, June PELL of Poplar Branch, Marjorie MANSFIELD of Shawboro and Ruby REVEL of Norfolk; a sister, Anna GRANDY of Poplar Branch.  (The Virginian-Pilot - October 17, 1990; pg. D2)  [Obituary kindly submitted by George D. Waterfield.]

Mahlon Lassiter SUMRELL, JR.

Mahlon Lassiter SUMRELL, JR., 66, of Harbinger, NC, died Friday, January 17, 2014 at his home.  Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was the son of the late Mahlon and Miriam Barrow SUMRELL and was the husband of the late Phillis Marie Stafford SUMRELL  Mr. SUMRELL was retired from the United States Coast Guard after twenty years of honorable service.  Following retirement he pursued a career in trucking for twelve years.  Mr. SUMRELL enjoyed fishing and crabbing on the Currituck Sound.  He is survived by two sons, James Albert SUMRELL and wife Jamie of Clayton, NC and Matthew Duane SUMRELL of Harbinger, NC; a sister, Ann SUMRELL-WILLIAMS of Virginia Beach, VA; a brother-in-law, Gerald “Jerry” H. KNOTT of Raleigh, NC; and two nephews, George Andrew KNOTT of Raleigh, NC and Matthew Traner KNOTT and wife Meredith of Morehead City, NC.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. SUMRELL was preceded in death by a sister, Miriam Robanna Sumrell KNOTT; and a brother, David SUMRELL  In accordance with his wishes, a cremation will take place.  No services are planned at this time.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Sumrell family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Mary Alyce SUMRELL

ELIZABETH CITY - Mary Alyce SUMRELL, 74, of Juniper Dr., Clayton, died Wednesday, September 12 at home.  The daughter of the late James A. and Mary E. SUMRELL, she was born February 3, 1927 at Point Harbor, Currituck. An only brother, Mahlon L. SUMRELL, SR., predeceased her in 1974.  Miss SUMRELL was an educator for 42 years: a teacher for 12 years; supervisor for the Johnston County Schools for 19 years and part-time evaluator of federal programs for 11 years. In 1960-63 she was a visiting professor at N.C. State University; and from 1978-79, state coordinator for N.C. Dept. of Education.  Miss SUMRELL was active in professional organizations including president of NCSCA, NCACES, Triangle area; NCPGA; as editor of NCPGA newsletter; regional PR chairman for APGA and NCPGA; local coordinator for National Model, Guidance and Title IV State Grant. She served on Gov. MOORE's Study Commission; was on committees for the NC Rural Education, NCAE Retirement and N.C. Title IV Advisory.  She was a member of the Powells Point Christian Church; Order of the Eastern Star, Coinjock Chapter #218; Alpha Beta Chapter, DKG; ECU and UNC Alumni.  She is survived by her son, James "Jamie" A. SUMRELL, II of Clayton; a nephew, M. L. SUMRELL, JR. of Harbinger; a niece, Ann WILLIAMS of Fairfax, Va.; and three great-nephews: George and Traner KNOTT of Raleigh, and Matthew SUMRELL of Harbinger.  Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 15 at the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery, Harbinger with Pastor Forrest GUTHRIE officiating.  Arrangements by Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times, Thursday, September 13, 2001, page 10A)

Miriam Elena Barrow SUMRELL

VIRGINIA BEACH - Miriam Elena Barrow SUMRELL, 94, passed away peacefully Feb. 24, 2008, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. Mrs. SUMRELL was born Feb. 13, 1914, to the late George R. and Oretha Gibbs BARROW in New Bern, N.C. She was a clerk for the City of Portsmouth for several years. Mrs. SUMRELL was an avid gardener and loved flowers. She was a longtime member of Thalia United Methodist Church. Her family and friends will remember her as a loving mother, sister, and grandmother. She will be deeply missed. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Ann V. WILLIAMS; son, Mahlon L. SUMRELL, JR.; a sister, Carolyn Barrow MILTIER; four grandsons, James A. SUMRELL, II, Matthew Duane SUMRELL, Matthew Trainer KNOTT and George Andrew KNOTT; a sister-in-law, Helen W. BARROW; and a son-in-law, Gerald H. KNOTT. She was preceded in death by her husband Mahlon Lassiter SUMRELL, SR.; a baby son, David L. SUMRELL; a beloved daughter, Miriam Robanna Sumrell KNOTT and numerous loving brothers and sisters. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. at Powell's Point Christian Church Cemetery in Harbinger, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, February 26, 2008)

Zelda Owens SUMRELL

HARBINGER - Zelda Owens SUMRELL, 88, died Aug. 11, 1994. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in Powells Point Christian Church. Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – August 13, 1994; pg. B2)

Othelia Banks SUTTON

Othelia Banks SUTTON, 60, of 104 Ash Circle, Moyock, NC died Sunday, July 7, 2013 in Moyock, NC.  She was born in Currituck, the daughter of the late George Washington BANKS and Sallie Hall Banks DAVIS.  She was a cook in a restaurant.  She is survived by two daughters, Teresa LAWRENCE of Elizabeth City, NC and Sally STONE of Moyock, NC; two sisters, Sue BOSEMAN and Dianna BANKS both of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, Jake BANKS and Russell BANKS both of Hertford, NC; and three grandchildren, David TAYLOR, Justin STONE, and Jessica STONE; a great-granddaughter, McKenzie TAYLOR; and her companion, Elton HUDSON of Elizabeth City, NC.  She was pre-deceased by a brother, George BANKS.  A graveside funeral service will Thursday, July 11. 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Brumsey Family Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 prior to the service.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Sutton family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Charles Wright SWAIN

BARCO - Charles Wright SWAIN, 58, of 249 Swain's Lane, Barco, N.C., died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Jarvisburg, N.C., the son of the late Robert Cecil and Violet Duncan SWAIN. He was a heavy equipment operator and loved the outdoors, especially hunting. Mr. SWAIN is survived by a daughter, Trica SWAIN of Barco, N.C.; two sons, Charles SWAIN and Robert "Bubby" SWAIN, both of Barco, N.C.; two grandchildren, Toby AUSTIN and Katrina SWAIN; two sisters and three brothers. Besides his parents, Mr. SWAIN was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, in the Snowden Family Cemetery, Maple, N.C., with Wayne TWIFORD officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, January 5, 2007)

Ellsbury Gray SWAIN

Funeral services for Ellsbury Gray SWAIN, who died Wednesday morning, were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home by the Rev. L. Sigsbee MILLER, pastor of the Pearl Street Assembly Church.  "When They Ring Those Golden Bells" and "Sunrise Tomorrow" were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Walter WILLIAMS.  The casket was covered by a pall of red roses, Easter lilies and fern.  Pallbearers were Clece JONES, Horace BRUMSEY, Sam WILKINS, Sam DUDLEY, Ed SAWYER and Seth LATHAM.  Interment was made in the Snowden Cemetery at Maple.  (The Daily Advance - Monday, March 3, 1952)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Anne Jennings.]

Hattie Wilkins SWAIN

(Unknown newspaper - circa April 28, 1965)  Obituary kindly submitted by Judy Merrell Brickhouse Hattie Wilkins Swain was born May 7, 18917 & died April 26, 1965 [see her death certificate]

James Henry SWAIN

SOUTHERN SHORES - James Henry "Sam" SWAIN, 66, of 121 Dogwood Trail, Southern Shores, NC and formerly of Barco, NC died Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at his residence. Mr. SWAIN was born in Currituck County, Barco, NC and was the son of the late Robert Cecil SWAIN and Violet Duncan SWAIN. He was a retired farmer.  Survivors include his wife; Virginia Ellen Slaughter SWAIN of Grandy, NC, his daughters Deborah GARCIA of Southern Shores, NC and Cynthia WARREN of Elizabeth City, NC his sons; Thomas SLAUGHTER and wife Mary of Mechanicsville, VA, James Leslie SWAIN and Timothy SWAIN and wife Stephanie of Grandy, NC, his sister Yvonne GREGORY of Chesapeake, Va, and brothers; Phillip SWAIN of Barco, NC and William SWAIN of Chesapeake, VA. eleven grandchildren, James, A. J., Shelby, Thomas, Ashley, Travis, Allison, Asheley, Kristin and Ricky. He was preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 1:00 P. M. at the Grandy Assembly of God with Pastor Steven KING officiating. Burial will follow in the Snowden Cemetery in Maple. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11:30 A. M. until the funeral at the church and following the graveside at Maple, NC. The family will also receive friends on Friday, February 15, 2008 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the home, 121 Dogwood Trail, Southern Shores, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Swain family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 17, 2008; pg. 10A)

Maggie Cox SWAIN

Maggie Cox Swain, 92 of 219 Worth Guard Road, Coinjock, NC died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Sentara Barco Nursing Home.  A native of Currituck County, she was the daughter of the late John James Cox and Louetta Doxey Cox and the widow of William Earl Swain.  She was a retired seamstress.  Mrs. Swain is survived by a daughter, Nita Conner and husband Richard of Dunn, NC; a son E.G. Swain of Moyock, NC; and a grandson, Joshua Swain of Elizabeth City, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Snowden Cemetery in Maple, NC with the Rev. Ricky D. Bishop officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes is assisting the Swain family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Robert Cecil SWAIN

Robert Cecil SWAIN, 90, died Dec. 8, 1998. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Snowden Cemetery. Twiford's Funeral Home, Church St., Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – December 9, 1998; pg. B9)

Robert Leroy SWARTZ

ELIZABETH CITY - Robert Leroy "Bob" SWARTZ, 90, of Elizabeth City and Hatteras, died Aug. 26, 2004. Mr. SWARTZ was the owner and operator of Swartz Fisheries Inc. and sold commercial fishing supplies. A funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Cape Hatteras Baptist Church. A graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Poplar Branch. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church and immediately following the service Monday at the church.  Twiford's Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City and Twiford's Funeral Home, Island Chapel, Hatteras, are serving the SWARTZ family.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, August 28, 2004)

Harry Edward SWEENEY

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Harry Edward "Buster" SWEENEY, 80, of Kill Devil Hills, died Monday, November 15 at Sentara Barco Nursing Home.  Mr. SWEENEY, a native of Prince George's County, Maryland, was the son of the late Wade Edward SWEENEY and Mary Kerr SWEENEY.  He was a retired car salesman and an Episcopalian.  He is survived by one daughter, Harriet DIAZ of Clarksville, Md.; two sons: Thomas Edward SWEENEY of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. and Robert Lewis SWEENEY of Clarksville; one step-daughter, Sandra BRITTON of Tampa, Fla.; one step-son, Cecil Francis SWEENEY of Springfield, Va.; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 18, 2004; pg. 14A)

Ella Keech SWINDELL

POWELLS POINT - Ella Keech SWINDELL, age 90, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at the home of her granddaughter, Pennie S. BURKE in Powells Point, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Bryan KEECH and Mary Etta Wallace KEECH. She was also predeceased by two sisters and four brothers. Originally from Belhaven, NC, she lived in Elizabeth City, NC, and the last few years with her daughter and son-in-law in Chesapeake, VA. She was a volunteer for Albemarle Hospital and the American Red Cross. She was a member of Living Waters Christian Fellowship Church in Chesapeake, VA, and New Life Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth City, NC. Survivors include one son Alvis SWINDELL and wife Kathy of Greenville, NC; one daughter Linda MASSENGILL and husband Charles of Chesapeake, VA; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, and a step-great-granddaughter; a sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be Saturday, December 13, 2003, at 1:00 PM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC with the Rev. Clay MANOS officiating. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, NC. The family will receive friends Friday evening 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the funeral home, and will assemble at the funeral home Saturday afternoon. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, December 12, 2003)

James Daniel SWINNEY

KNOTTS ISLAND James Daniel SWINNEY, 92, died Saturday night in the Barco Sentara Nursing Home. He was a native of Cave Spring, Ga. And a former resident of Washington, DC where he retired from the Safeway Grocery Stores as a warehouse superintendent. He was a former member of the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and the Reformation Lutheran Church in Washington, DC and a member of the Knotts Island United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late James Lyon and Mary Elizabeth Baker SWINNEY and was the widower of Alice Teter SWINNEY who died in 1988. They had been married for over 60 years. He is survived by one daughter, Lynda BEHNKE of Knotts Island; one sister, Doris NICHOLS of East Point, Ga.; two brothers: Earl SWINNEY of Ocala, Fla. and Robert SWINNEY of Ringold, Ga.; 4 grandchildren: Donna BEHNKE of Potsdam, N.Y., David BEHNKE of Springfield, Va., Deb ZIMMER of Clifton, Va. and Denis GUARD of Southern Shores; and 4 great-grandchildren. The body will be cremated and no service is planned at this time. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, September 10, 1998; pg. 10A)

Clara Mae Smith SYKES

GRANDY - Clara Mae SYKES, 65, of Plymouth, N.C., passed away Jan. 7, 2005, in Grandy. Born in Princess Anne County, she was the daughter of the late Lathan L. and Bertie Vanhorn SMITH. She was also predeceased by three brothers, John L. SMITH, William A. SMITH and Eddie A. SMITH, SR.  Mrs. SYKES was a member of Cherry Church of God, Cherry, N.C. Survivors include her husband, Colon L. SYKES, SR. of Plymouth; three daughters, Pamela Ann BEALS and husband Randy of Hertford, N.C., Wanda S. STROUD of Grandy and Cheryl S. BENSON and husband Edward also of Grandy; two sons, Donald L. SYKES and wife Deborah and Colon L. SYKES, JR., all of Chesapeake; a brother, Lathan L. SMITH, JR. of Grandy; a sister, Norma Gray CHERRY of Chesapeake; seven grandchildren, Dawn and husband Paul, Matthew, Amanda, Douglas, Cody, Joshua and Carrie; four great-grandchildren, David, Matt Jr., Gabrielle, Haley and one on the way. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322. The Rev. Robert Groves, Faith Alive Ministries, will officiate. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, January 9, 2005)

Joseph Peter SYKES

GRANDY, NC - Joseph Peter SYKES, age 61, of Grandy, NC died Monday, August 11, 2003, at his residence. He was born in Delaware County, PA; son of the late Joseph Peter and Veronica Marie Bennett SYKES.  Mr. SYKES is survived by a daughter, Christine Marie WISSMAN and son-in-law, Bo, of Grandy, NC; a son, Brian Joseph SYKES of Point Harbor, NC; a granddaughter, Emily WISSMAN of Grandy, NC; two sisters, Bernadette SYKES of Washington, DC and Anne Marie SYKES of London, England; a brother, Leo Joseph SYKES of Clifton, PA; a niece, Maura SYKES-BRENNAN; and a nephew, Daniel HOGG.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 14, 2003, at 2:00 PM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Mary Sheppard SYKES

Mary Sheppard SYKES, 84, of 8028 Caratoke Highway 158, Powells Point, died at Chesapeake General Hospital, Chesapeake, Va., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011. Funeral services will be held at Pleasant Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Powells Point, Saturday at noon with Rev. James McCOY as Pastor officiating and Pastor Emma JONES as Eulogist. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held at the church today from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. SYKES was the daughter of the late Robert SHEPPARD, SR. and the late Marie SHEPPARD. Survivors include her husband, John T. SYKES; one sister, Velma Sheppard CLARK of Loganville, Ga.; and one brother, Calvin SHEPPARD (Lucille) of Durham.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, January 28, 2011)

Napolean B. SYKES

Napolean B. SYKES, 77, died Feb. 3, 1992, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  He was born in Currituck County. He was a member of Pleasant Branch Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include a brother, John T. SYKES of Powells Point.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Pleasant Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Walson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – February 6, 1992; pg. D5)

Delila W. SYLVESTER

Delila W. SYLVESTER, 55, died Sept. 16, 1995. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Shawboro, N.C. Stallings Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 20, 1995; pg. B5)

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