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BILLUPS, Minnie

ENGELHARD, N.C. - Minnie BILLUPS, 92, died Feb. 6, 1997. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge. (The Virginian-Pilot - February 12, 1997; pg. 9B)

BING, Margaret Dunbar

SCRANTON - Margaret Dunbar BING, 94, of Scranton, died Oct. 9 in Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, where she had been a patient for several months. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William Hertford and Julia Boyd Dunbar. She was the widow of Emmitt I. Bing who died in 1976. Mrs. Bing was a former employee of Virginia Public Service during the years she lived in Virginia and also taught school for several years. She was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church. Surviving are a sister, Lucille D. Griffin of Elizabeth City, and several nieces and nephews. Her brothers, Keith Dunbar and Kenneth Dunbar, and sisters, Lillian Hollowell and Allene Credle, preceded her in death. The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Dunbar, Route #1, Scranton. Funeral services were held Monday at the family plot in Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery in the Ponzer Community. Mike Caton officiated. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 11, 1994)

BISHOP, David Verbal
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Sept. 16, 1971; pg. 12A

BISHOP, SR., Frank R.

NORFOLK - Frank R. BISHOP, SR., 73, died June 8, 1990, in his home. Mr. Bishop, a native of Engelhard, N.C., was the retired owner of Bishop & Co. Inc. painting contractors. He was past master of Doric Lodge 44 and past district deputy grand master of the 36th district. He was past noble grand of Washington Lodge 2 of Independent Order of Odd Fellows and past district deputy grand master of District 1 of Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was the widower of Camille M. Bishop, and an Episcopalian. Survivors include a son, F. Rollins Bishop, Jr., and a brother, Calvin T. Bishop, both of Norfolk; and 2 grandchildren. The graveside service with masonic rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Riverside Memorial Park by the Rev. John J. Teter. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, June 10, 1990; pg. 2B)

BISHOP, John C. [Calvin]

In Memoriam of John C. BISHOP who died August 16th 1896 at his home in Scranton, Hyde County, N.C. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, September 3, 1896; pg. 2; column 5) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

BISHOP, Walter Edward

SCRANTON - Mr. Walter Edward BISHOP, 83, of Scranton died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Scranton Christian Church, Scranton, with Linwood Adams and David Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Church of Christ Cemetery.  Shawn Washington, David O'Neal, J.P. O'Neal, Ronald Winn, Patrick O'Neal Winn, Michael Swindell and Barry Swindell will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Bishop was born in Scranton on Jan. 12, 1921. He was the son of the late William Archable Bishop and Maggie O'Neal Bishop. He served in the Navy. He worked as postmaster of the Scranton Post Office for many years until his retirement. He was a member of Scranton Christian Church for more than 70 years.  Survivors include several cousins.  The family received friends Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004 at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, October 7, 2004)

BLACK, William Watson

HAMPTON, VA. - William Watson Black, 78, died Tuesday, Aug 29, in his home.  A native of Hyde County NC, Mr. Black was a Peninsula resident for 30 years and graduated from Duke University.  He was a member of Central United Methodist Church.   Mr. Black retired as hospital administrator from Riverside Regional Medical Center in 1974 after 15 years of service.  Survivors include his wife, Louise Byers Black; two sons: Michael Stephen Black of Cumberland and Ronald Watson Black of Norfolk; three brothers: George F. Black of Hampton, Harvey Bryan Black of Durham N. C. and James Carter Black of Fayetteville, N. C.; and three grandchildren.   A graveside  service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham by the Rev. Rex Brooks.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home.  (Daily Press - Thursday, August 31, 1989) [Kindly submitted by Pat Richard.]

BLACKMON, Annie Laurie Midgette

Annie Laurie Midgette Blackmon, age 80, died at home on March 6, 2014.  Born on August 15, 1933, to the Reverand Harvey Branch and Hilda Ruth Midgette, Sr., she was the eldest of nine children. She graduated in 1953 from Belhaven High School in Belhaven, North Carolina. Then she traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1953 to attended Woods Morgan Beauty School where she earned a degree to be a Beautician. As she developed a love for Charlotte she met Lee Anderson Blackmon and married. When her husband later went off to the military she needed something to occupy her time so she learned how to be a Dietician and began working at Myers Park Traditional School in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She worked also as a house keeper for, Mr. Leon Levine owner of Family Dollar Stores, Dr. Marvin Lymberis and Dr. Jones who were eye doctors at the Ear, Eye and Nose Hospital. Also she worked for Mrs. Blynn Field and Mr. and Mrs. William Harris. whom she kept a relationship with until the time of her death.  Even the Lymberis children who are adult age called and came by regularly to visit her.  Annie was a member of Old Richmond Baptist Church in Hyde County, North Carolina where her father was Pastor and then later became a member of Shiloh Institutional Baptist Church in 1955.  Annie loved her church and served on the Missionary Circle, Pastor Aid, Pictorial Directory, Usher Board, Pastor's Anniversary Committee, Budget Committee, Deconess Board, Hospitality Committee, Pastor Research Committee and plenty of other organizations, but what she loved doing the best the Kitchen Committee, which she had served on since the church was on Burns Avenue. She loved working in her church and continued to do so until her health started failing. Annie will be especially remembered for her ability to help anyone in need and always cooking and fusing in the kitchen of Shiloh.  Annie also loved working in the community and Charlotte Mecklenburg School System where she was head of Eastover Elementary PTA Board for two years, Chairperson of the Clothing Sale and Volunteered in the school library for five years. Annie was also Co-Owner and Assistant Director of Peaches-N-Cream Day Care for ten years, then later went to volunteer at the Outreach Ministry every Tuesday.   Survivors include her only child Yolanda Blackmon-Thomas (Michael) of the home; One brother Willie Lee Midgette, Sr. (JoAnn), of Belhaven, North Carolina; two sisters Bettie Jean Midgette and Ella Louise Phillips both of Riverhead, New York; one son-in-law Michael Thomas and two sister-in laws JoAnn Midgette and Lucille Midgette.  She is preceded in death by her parents Reverend Harvey and Hilda Midgette Sr.; her husband Lee Anderson Blackmon; two sisters Gloria Mae Midgette and Hilda May Midgette; three brothers Oscar Lee Midgette, Samuel Joseph Midgette, Sr., Harvey Branch Midgette Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Annie has six God-sons Robin Lymberis, Joseph Barron (Lil Joe), Tommie Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Lemott & Patrick Houston; four God-daughters Marian Sims, Donna Reed, Yolanda Tindal and Arkina Harris; and several God-Granchildren Quinesha Moses, Johnae Cuyler, Ashley Alston, Brittany & Sabrinna Archie, Cameron Brown, Jasmine Lewis, Dante Campbell, Andre' (CJ) Howze, Tommy Poindexter, Carl Young Jr., Jeremiah Barron, Najla Shakir, Robert & Christopher Lymberis; a special grandson Braylen Young and a lifetime friend Julia Joplin.   (Kindly submitted by Yolanda Blackmon-Thomas)

BLADES, Lou Hines

Lou Hines Blades, age 80, 1940 Rivershore Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Hyde County, NC, to the late Gordon and Ethelyn Cowand Hines and was the wife of Ralph Warren Blades. Mrs. Blades was a member of First United Methodist Church and formerly taught high school in Perquimans and Chowan Counties. Besides her husband, Mrs. Blades is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Farrior Blades, Elizabeth Blades Soriano, and Louise Warren Blades; a son, Levin Carl Blades, II; and a very special grandson, Warren ‘Michael’ Soriano. The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Heyder and his staff to whom Mrs. Blades was referred to as his ‘miracle patient’. A memorial service will be Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 4:30 pm in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike Frese officiating. Following the service the family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Blades family.  Twiford Funeral Home)

BLAKE, Doris Sawyer

Mrs. Doris Sawyer Blake passed away at the age of 77 on June 26 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  A private memorial service for the immediate family members will be held at a later date.  Mrs. Blake was the daughter of the late Leo and Erma Sawyer of Scranton, NC. She was sister of a brother, PFC Donald S. Sawyer, who was killed in the Republic of South Vietnam in 1969 and was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V for Valor and the Purple Heart.  Survivors include a son: Bryan Kent Blake and his wife of 31 years, Gail; a grandson: Jason Corey Blake, who resides at her former home in Ponzer with her blessings and wishes and one sister: Grace Moore of Jacksonville, FL.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Blake's son Bryan located at 4849 Loop Road, Scranton, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve Mrs. Doris' family.   (Washington Daily News – Tuesday, June 29, 2010)

BLAKE, Earl Elwood

FAIRFIELD - Earl Elwood BLAKE, 78, of 377 Church Street, Fairfield, died Friday morning, March 3, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  Born in Hyde County, September 10, 1927, he was the son of the late Roland Elwood and Sally Cuthrell Blake. He attended the former Fairfield School, worked with the N.C. Highway Commission for 30 years and retired in February, 1977 as Road Oil Supervisor for the 2nd Division. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict in Korea. A member of the Fairfield Christian Church, he was a deacon and member of the church board. He was a Mason and a former past master of the Fairfield Lodge #520 A.F. & A.M. and member of Sudan Temple. “Mr. Earl” was well known for the special care he provided for the people in the community.  Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. William Booth and Ray Everton will officiate.  Surviving are his wife, Kay Smith Blake; three daughters, Myla B. O’Neal of Fairfield, Daphne B. Nifong and her husband, Dr. Wiley Nifong of Greenville, and Mavis B. Williams and her husband, Parker, of Fairfield; a brother, Christopher Blake of Elizabeth City; two sisters, Elizabeth Ann Tilley and Ina Bostillo, both of Elizabeth City; five grandchildren, Bryce O’Neal and his wife, Misty, Kelly O’Neal, Caroline Nifong, Timothy Nifong and Logan Williams.  Mr. Blake was preceded in death by a sister, Myrdis B. Carawan, in 1998.  Friends may visit with the family at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and other times at the home.  (The Sun Journal (New Bern, NC) - Sunday, March 5, 2006)

BLAKE, Exiedell Smith

FAIRFIELD - Exiedell Smith BLAKE, 93, died January 17 at the home of her granddaughter after an extended illness. A Hyde County native, she was the daughter of the late Stephen Tyler and Mordecie Smith. She worked for several years at the Fairfield Library, was a member of Fairfield Chapter #247 Order of Eastern Star, and was a member of the Fairfield Christian Church. She was the widow of John Leland Blake who died October 31, 1961. A son, Maxwell Lawson Blake, preceded his mother in death, as did two brothers, Lofton Smith and Langston Smith. Surviving are two sons: Howard Emerson Blake of Media, Pa. and Curtis Dale Blake of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a brother, Carroll D. Smith of Fairfield; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the gravesite in Fairfield Cemetery. William Booth will lead the service. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Butt, Route 1, Fairfield. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, where the body will lie in state until noon Thursday when it will be moved for the service. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 20, 1994)

BLAKE, Hubert G.

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Hubert G. BLAKE, 77, of Miller Avenue, died December 2 in a hospital. Mr. Blake was born in Fairfield. He was a rigger and had retired from the Norfolk Shipyard in Portsmouth after 21 years. He was a member of Avalon Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Elma Blake of Chesapeake; a sister, Addie Holloman of Chesapeake; three brothers: Dave Blake of Grandy, Travis Blake of Gibbs and Melvin Blake of Chesapeake; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 4, in Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by Mr. James A. Bennett. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 6, 1992)

BLAKE, James Elwood

PANTEGO - James Elwood BLAKE, 70, of the Terra Ceia Community, Rt. 2, died June 21 at his home. He was born in Hyde County, the son of the late James Mathias and Elvira Jones Blake. He was married to the former Mamie Jefferson. He was employed as the farm mechanic on the Zeno Radcliff Farms for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Second Baptist Church in Washington. Surviving with his wife are two step-sons: David U. Barton of Chesapeake, Va. and Stephen E. Barton of Washington; three sisters: Louise Spencer and Nancy Lee Vaughn, both of Belhaven and Eunice Swindell of Engelhard; 6 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Paul Funeral Chapel in Washington with Dr. William Massey officiating. Burial was in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Paul Funeral Home, Washington. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 25, 1992)

BLAKE, Julian Carroll

CHESAPEAKE - Julian Carroll BLAKE, 86, of the 800 block of Rodin Lane, died Oct. 23, 1996, at the home of his granddaughter, Sherrie Castilloux. Mr. Blake was born July 16, 1910, in Hyde County, N.C. He was the son of the late George Allen and Nannie Blake and the husband of the late Ethel M. Blake. Mr. Blake was retired from the Recreational Department of the State of Virginia. He was a member of the Blackwater Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters: Edna Parrish of Virginia Beach and Doris McCluskey of Benton Harbor, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Blackwater Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Chesapeake. (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, October 24, 1996; pg. 7B)

BLAKE, Lena Flowers
The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 30, 1978; pg. 6

BLAKE, Maxwell Lawson
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1985; pg. 8

BLAKE, Melvin

CHESAPEAKE - Melvin BLAKE, 73, of the 1000 block of Sharon Drive died Feb. 11, 1997. A retired prop mechanic at the the Naval Air Rework Facility, Mr. Blake was a native of Hyde County, N.C., and a member of Lindale Christian Church, Chesapeake. He was a member of Moose Lodge, Chesapeake Volunteer Fire Department and Parents Without Partners Club. Survivors include former wife and friend, Fay King Kindley of Virginia Beach; two daughters: Janet Monola and Jeanie Mayes, both of Virginia Beach; three sons: Melvin Dale Blake of Harriman, Tenn., Howard J. Blake of Chesapeake and Brian K. Blake of Norfolk; sister, Addie Holloman of Chesapeake; two brothers: David Blake of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Travis E. Blake of Chesapeake; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. David Vaughan. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home and at the residence at all other times. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, February 12, 1997; pg. 8B)

BLAKE, Thomas David
Mar. 11, 1894 - July 3, 1970
Submitted by Janet Ford

GRANDY - William D. "Dave" BLAKE, SR., 77, of Edgewater Drive, died Thursday, February 10, at his residence. He was a native of Hyde County, the son of the late Charles and Betty Neal Blake and was the husband of Eloise Taylor Blake of the residence. He retired as a government employee after 36 years of service, and also retired as a self-employed plumber in the Portsmouth area. He was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church and Lake Drummond Masonic Lodge #178 for approximately 50 years, Currituck Masonic Lodge #463, Scottish Rite, Elizabeth City Shrine Club and Chesapeake Hunt Club. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. Besides his wife, Mr. Blake is survived by a daughter, Joyce Strickland and her husband Michael of Chesapeake; a son William D. "Bill" Blake, Jr. and his wife Lou of Moyock; a sister, Addie Creekmore; and a brother, Travis Blake, both of Chesapeake; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers: Carroll, Morgan, Hubert, Ben, and Melvin. A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in Mount Zion United Methodist Church by the Rev. Glenn McCraine and the Rev. Thomas Tarkenton. A graveside service will be held in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Portsmouth at 11 a.m. on Friday with Masonic rites. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 12, 1998; pg. 10A)

BLANCHARD, Earnestine Whitfield

Mrs. Earnestine Whitfield Blanchard, 80, a native of Hyde County and a resident of New Bern. died Thursday, March 6, 2014. A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Rue Chapel AME Church, New Bern, with the Revs. Joan Hopton and Daphne Solomon officiating.  Burial follows in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, March 12, 2014)

BLANCHARD, Pearlie Howard

NORFOLK - Pearlie Howard BLANCHARD, 91, died May 21, 1990, in her home. Survivors include seven daughters, including Lillian Harris of Norfolk; two sons; 39 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Brown Memorial Cemetery. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is handling arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, May 24, 1990; pg. 2D)

BLANKS, Kenneth Dwayne

ENGELHARD, N.C. - Kenneth Dwayne BLANKS, 20, died July 16, 1991, in a Greenville hospital. Mr. Blanks was born in Norfolk. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Gayla B. and Allen E. Gibbs; five brothers: James Blanks, Richard Blanks, Allen E. Gibbs Jr., David K. Gibbs and Victor C. Gibbs; and maternal grandfather, Marvin Hodges, all of Engelhard; paternal grandfather, James A. Blanks of Pelham; and paternal step-grandmother, Rena Belle Gibbs of Engelhard. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Engelhard Baptist Church. Burial will be private. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, is handling arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, July 17, 1991; pg. 2D)

BLOUNT, Beatrice Spencer

Ms. Beatrice Spencer Blount, 96, of 324 Gum Swamp Road, Engelhard, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, Engelhard. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery, Engelhard.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Blair Funeral Service, Edenton.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, January 8, 2008)

BLOUNT, Bennie

SWAN QUARTER - Bennie BLOUNT, 90, of Cross Creek Health Care Center and formerly of Route 1, Swan Quarter, died Sunday, December 14, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Whitfield and Whitley Funeral Home in Washington. The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Bessie B. Murray, in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 18, 1997; pg. 5B)

BLOUNT, Daisy
The Coastland Times - June 6, 1983; pg. 5B

BLOUNT, SR., Earlie

NORFOLK- Deacon Earlie Blount Sr., 88, of Norfolk, Va. went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 19, 2012 in Norfolk, Va. Deacon Earlie Blount Sr. was born July 2, 1923 in Engelhard, N.C. to the late Nathaniel and Carolina Blount.   Deacon Blount was retired from Norfolk Naval Base after 35 years of service. Deacon Blount was a loving and caring husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin.  Deacon Blount was preceded in death by his brother James Blount and three sisters Mary Jones, Sophie Gibbs and Phrocine Lucas.  Left to cherish their memories of him is his loving wife of 67 years, Blanche Blount, Seven sons, Earlie Jr. (Shirley), William (Wanda), Larry (Glena), Theodore, Calvin (Barbara), Wallace (Carrie), and Jasper (Jacqueline), four daughters, Earlena Cook, Thelma Guice, Delores and Doris Blount, 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother Lemmie Blount, sisters Mabel Blount, Rose Simmons, Luddie Shelton, and Dorothy Sanders.  Deacon Blount was a member of Macedonia Holiness Church, where he was a deacon for 51 years.  Services will be held 12 noon Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Providence United Church of Christ, 2200 Vicker Ave. Chesapeake, VA 23325. Interment will follow in Roosevelt Memorial Park.   Deacon Blount will be placed in the church two hours prior to the service. Viewing for Deacon Blount will be held, Friday, March 23, at Hale Funeral Home, 2100 Ballentine Blvd, Norfolk, VA starting at 4 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.   Services of dignity and respect are provided by the staff of C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Newport News, VA.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, March 22, 2012)

BLOUNT, Jennie
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 10, 1984; pg. 8A


BLOUNT, Kent Leverne

ENGELHARD, N.C. - Kent Leverne BLOUNT, 28, of Route 1, a farmer, died Jan. 1, 1991. Mr. Blount, a native of Engelhard, was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Latoya Moore, and a son, Antoine Moore, both of Engelhard; his parents, Dora Blount and Marvin Blount of Engelhard; two sisters: Erma Barrow of Swan Quarter and Mavis L. Blount of New York City; three brothers: Marvin Blount, Jr. of Manteo, Gerald M. Blount of Engelhard and Edwin R. Blount of New York; paternal grandmother, Annie M. Hayes of New York City; and paternal grandfather, Cecil Patterson of Syracuse, N.Y. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Faithful Hannah Baptist Church by the Rev. C.R. Anthony. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Blair Funeral Service is handling arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, January 4, 1991; pg. 2D)

BLOUNT, Lawrence Linwood

Mr. Lawrence Linwood Blount, 70, of 285 Juniper Bay Road, Swan Quarter, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Mary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Swan Quarter, with pastor Levi Murray officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mr. Blount was born in Hyde County on Jan. 1, 1938. He was the son of the late Bennie and Meranda Fulford Blount. He attended the Hyde County Schools. On April 23, 1960, he married Victoria Cooper Blount, who survives. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Swan Quarter.  Survivors include five daughters, Patricia Shelton, Linda Cooper, Rosa Shelton, Carolyn Godard and Darlene Blount, all of Chocowinity; two sons, James Blount of Washington and Lawrence E. Blount of Chocowinity; one son-in-kind, James A. Blount of Swan Quarter; six sisters, Dessie Johnson of Belhaven, Bessie Murray of Swan Quarter, Lucy Brooks and Alice Gray, both of New York; Shirley Griffin of Elizabeth City and Patricia Clark of Raleigh; three brothers, Bennie Blount Jr. of Dover, Del., Glenwood Blount of Albuquerque, N.M., and Gene Blount of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Lawrence L. Blount Jr. and Billy McCabe and one brother, Willie Blount.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, October 3, 2008)

BLOUNT, Marvin

ENGELHARD - Marvin BLOUNT of Farrows Road died Wednesday in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Mr. Blount was born in Manhattan, N.Y. He was the son of Annie Hayes and Cecil Patterson of New York. He was the husband of Dora Midgette Blount. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters: Erma Burrus of Swan Quarter and Mavis Whitfield of Engelhard; three sons: Edwin Ray Blount of Engelhard, Marvin Blount, Jr. and Gerald Michael Blount , both of Manteo; seven sisters: Annette Hayes, Betty Hayes, Linda Hayes, and Nancy H. Davis, all of New York, N.Y., Karen Bullock, and Maxine Patterson, both of Syracuse, N.Y.; eight brothers: Willie Hayes, Lenny Hayes, Robert Hayes, Donald Hayes, James Hayes, and Tommy Hayes, all of New York, Ronnie Patterson of Syracuse, N.Y., and Bob Gibbs of Washington; and 14 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held today (Sunday) at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Engelhard with the Rev. Robert Bland officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery in Engelhard. Blair Funeral Service in Edenton is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 1, 1998; pg. 11A)

BLOUNT, Mary Murray Spencer

ENGELHARD - Mary Murray Spencer BLOUNT, 70, died January 7.  Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 in Mount Pilgrim Church of Christ.  Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 12, 2003; pg. 6A)

BLOUNT, Meranda F.

Meranda F. BLOUNT, 92, July 5.  Funeral 1 p.m., today, St. Mary's Church of Christ Church, Swan Quarter. Burial, Green Hill Cemetery.  Arrangements by Stallings Funeral Home.  (The News & Observer - Saturday, July 10, 2004)

BLOUNT, Nathaniel

NORFOLK - Nathaniel BLOUNT, of the 800 block of Dillon Ave., a retired longshoreman, died April 6, 1990, in a hospital. Mr. Blount, a native of Swan Quarter, N.C., had retired from International Longshoremen's Association Local 1248 after 30 years. He was a member of Jobe Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, Issac S. Blount, Jr. of Norfolk. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Hale Funeral Home by the Rev. James Johnson. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may join the family at 2813 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, April 8, 1990; pg. 2B)

BLOUNT, Pernell

ENGELHARD - Pernell BLOUNT, 56, of Gull Rock Road, died May 18 at his residence.  Mr. Blount was born in Hyde County December 15, 1952 to the late Christine Blount and the late Leland Gibbs and was a fisherman.  Survivors include his wife Linda S. Blount; sons: Antonio Farrow of Winterville, Rodney Swain of Rocky Mount and Coley Swain of Engelhard; daughter, Christina Blount of Engelhard; brothers: James Blount and Hubert Gibbs, both of Swan Quarter, Leland Gibbs of Fayetteville, Jerry Blount of Engelhard, Colon Barrows of England, Archie Howard of N.Y. and Leon Gibbs of Va.; sisters: Hilda Beckwith and Sylvia Shaw, both of Engelhard, Mary A. Bryant of Va., Stephanie Allen of Ala., Zena Gibbs of Roanoke Rapids, Jennette Bell of Ayden and Kimberly Mercdo of N.J.  A funeral service will be held Sunday, May 24, at 2 p.m. at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Engelhard with Pastor Mary A. Bryant officiating.  Burial will follow in the Cox Cemetery, Engelhard.  Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 21, 2009; pg. 10A)

BLOUNT, Victoria Cooper

Mrs. Victoria Cooper Blount, 71, of 285 Juniper Bay Road, Swan Quarter, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter, with the Rev. Reginald Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mrs. Blount was born in Hyde County on July 18, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Garfield and Irene McCloud Cooper. She graduated from the Hyde County Schools. On April 23, 1960, she married Lawrence Lenwood Blount Sr., who preceded her in death Sept. 29, 2008. She worked as a seafood technician with Swan Quarter Crab Co. until her retirement. She was a member of Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter.  Survivors include five daughters, Patricia Shelton, Linda Cooper, Rosa Shelton, Carolyn Godard and Darlene Blount, all of Chocowinity; two sons, James Blount of Washington and Lawrence E. Blount of Chocowinity; one son-in-kind, James A. Blount of Swan Quarter; one sister, Hilda Barrow of Swan Quarter; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Lawrence Lenwood Blount Jr.; one brother, Jessie Cooper and two sisters, Martha McCullor and Bertha Cooper.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Patricia Shelton, 2350 Frederick Road, Chocowinity.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, October 31, 2008)

BOARDWINE, Nora Bailey

BELHAVEN - Mrs. Nora Bailey BOARDWINE, 88, formerly of Belhaven, and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Cross Creek.  Born in Tazewell County, Va., on Feb. 28, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Lambert Bailey. Mrs. Boardwine was first married to the late Robert Anderson, later to the late Dewey Boardwine and, following his death, she married his brother, Robert Boardwine Sr., who also preceded her in death.  Funeral Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery in Ponzer. Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are a son, Robert Anderson of Danville, W.Va.; a daughter, Brenda Spring of Gray Court, S.C.; one stepson, Robert Boardwine Jr. of the Ponzer community; a grandson, Bobby E. Green of Ponzer, and granddaughter, Elrie G. McLawhorn of Pantego, whom she reared in her home; two sisters, Sarah Parker of Lynchburg, Va. and Lela Corder of Tazewell, Va.; eight additional grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ethel Green; brothers, Ed Bailey, Robert Bailey and Henry Bailey and a sister, Mae Wheeler.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 17, 2005; pg. 10A)

BODDIE, Kathryn Carawan

OXFORD - Mrs. Kathryn Carawan BODDIE, 84, died Tuesday, April 23, 1996. Born in Swan Quarter, she was the youngest daughter and last surviving child of the late Benjamin R. "Robbie" and Rosetta Rice Carawan of Pamlico and Hyde counties. She was the widow of William Willis Boddie, the former president of Sherman and Boddie Trucking Co. Mrs. Boddie was a 1929 graduate of Swan Quarter High School and a 1932 graducate of St. Vincent DePaul Hospital School of Nursing in Norfolk, Va. As a registered nurse, she was engaged in private duty nursing in Granville County until retiring in 1953. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 1996, from Elmwood Cemetery by Rev. Thomas R. Davis. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kitty Boddie Humphries of Oxford; a son, William Willis Boddie, Jr. of Oxford; two granddaughters: Kathy and Lee Anne Humphries, both of Oxford; step-granddaughter, Mrs. Gale Wentworth of Oxford; two step-grandsons: Jack Goodwin of Biloxi, Mississippi and Terry Parson of Shelby; 4 step-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home with a Wake service at 9 p.m. (The News & Observer - Wednesday, April 24, 1996) [Kindly submitted by Kathryn B. "Kitty" Humphries.]

BONG, Minerva Carawan

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Minerva Carawan BONG, 75, died Tuesday, January 5, in Virginia Beach General Hospital. Born in Hyde County on August 4, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Ottis and Martha Cahoon Carawan. She was a retired supervisor of the bookkeeping division of the country's largest contract trucking company, Midwest Transfer, for some 35 years in Chicago, Illinois. She was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church and Cape Henry Women's Club where she was very active. She and her husband returned to Virginia Beach in 1980 following her retirement. Surviving are her husband, Eugene Raymond Bong; two daughters: Barbara Leigh Bong of the home and Ginny Jeanne Noerenberg of Virginia Beach; two brothers: Ottis Carawan, Jr. and Sherlin Carawan, both of Swan Quarter; and a grandson. Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. yesterday (Saturday) at the family plot at Soule Cemetery with Steve Bryan to officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 10, 1999; pg. 8A)

BONIFACE, Doris Chapman

FAIRFIELD - Doris Chapman BONIFACE, 77, died on September 18 at Pungo District Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 1, at Fairfield Christian Church. William W. Booth and Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Cuthrell, Anthony Russ, H.L. Sadler, Jr., Earl Blake, Pascal Ballance and Ralph Cuthrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Barbara Harris, Ruth Sadler, Sandra Carawan, Marlis Smith, Hattie Petersen, Vicki Cutrell and Mabel Cox. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Thursday evening, 7 - 8:30. (The Coastland Times - September 30, 1999; pg. 10A)

FAIRFIELD - Doris Chapman BONIFACE, 77, of Fairfield and more recently a patient at Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Saturday, September 18 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Union County, she was the daughter of Beulah May Helms Chapman and the late Charles Chapman. She was the widow of Howard Boniface who died May 24. Surviving in addition to her mother, are two sons: Stanley Ritter of Texas and Pete Ritter of Arizona; two step-sons: James Boniface of Florida and Donald Boniface of Arizona; and a sister, Lucille Burns of Wadesboro. Funeral services were held Friday, October 1, in Fairfield Christian Church. William W. Booth and Steve Bryan officiated with burial following in Fairfield Cemetery. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 3, 1999; pg. 10A)

BONIFACE, Howard Patrick

FAIRFIELD - Howard Patrick BONIFACE, 95, of Piney Woods Road, died Monday, May 24 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. Mr. Boniface came to Hyde County in 1959 following his retirement with the town of West New York, New Jersey where he lived for 55 years. He spent 30 years as a career fireman and was inspector of combustibles at retirement. He worked here with Carroll Phelps Tax Evaluation Service as an appraiser. At his death, he was the last living founding member of the Fire Fighters Union in New Jersey. He was an avid bowler. Survivors are his wife, Doris Chapman Boniface; two sons: James Howard Boniface of Tampa, Fla. and Donald C. Boniface of Sun City, Arizona; two step-sons: Peter Ritter of California and Stanley Ritter of Texas; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday in Fairfield Christian Church with the Rev. Gene Grabowski officiating. Burial followed in Fairfield Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 27, 1999; pg. 10A)

BONNER, Alice Purvis

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Alice P. BONNER, 89, of Route 1, died Feb. 10 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Moore County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Maida Deaton Purvis. She was the widow of Ray Bonner. She was long active in her community and church work while her health permitted. She was a member of Soule United Methodist Church and active in the Ladies Aid Society. Surviving are four sisters: Lillian Bateman of Williamsburg, Va., Jeanett Murray of Autumnfield in Belhaven, Betty Cordon of Route 1, Bath, and Annie Mae Spain of Washington. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bonner lot in Soule Cemetery with the Rev. W. Thomas Clarke and the Rev. Roger A. Paxton to officiate. Mrs. Bonner had requested that memorials be made to Soule United Methodist Church, Route 1, Swan Quarter. Bryan Funeral Home, Swan Quarter, has charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 13, 1994)

BONNER, Claude L.

SWAN QUARTER - Claude L. BONNER, 72, farmer of Swan Quarter, died in Washington Friday from a hemorrhage. He was chairman of the Hyde County Board of Welfare and a former member of the County Board of Commissioners, retired farmer and life resident of Hyde County. He was a member of Soule Methodist Church, Swan Quarter Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges. He was the son of the late W.S. and Lorena Jones Bonner. He was twice married. His first wife was Mrs. Lizzie Swindell Bonner who died some 20 years ago. He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Mary McClaud; two daughters: Lona Bonner of Swan Quarter and Mrs. T.F. Carmine of Hampton, Virginia; one brother, Grover Bonner of Rocky Mount; and one sister, Mrs. J.A. Less of Swan Quarter. Funeral services were held Saturday at Soule Methodist Church with Rev. A.H. Stone, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Soule Cemetery. The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs had charge of the services at the grave. (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 21, 1955; pg. 8)

BONNER, Mattie Swindell
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Sept. 9, 1971; pg. 12A

BONNER, Murry

SWAN QUARTER - Murry BONNER, 42, a prominent Swan Quarter farmer was found dead at his home about 11 p.m. last Thursday night. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from Soule Methodist Church with Rev. Amos H. Stone conducting the service. Burial followed in the Soule Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, the former Willie Murle Cox of Swan Quarter; one daughter, Betty Bonner of the home; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie Bonner of Swan Quarter; and two brothers: Frank and Edward Bonner of Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Friday, July 16, 1954; pg. 5)

BONNER, Willie Murl Cox

Willie Murl Cox Bonner, 95, of 16589 U,.S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter died Sunday, September 21, 2008, at Cross Creek Health Care Center where she had been a recent patient.  Born in Sladesville, September 28, 1912, she was the daughter of the late William David and Ida Gibbs Cox.  She was married to Murray K. Bonner who preceded her in death in 1954.  She graduated from Swan Quarter High School in 1929 and attended Raleigh School of Commerce and later worked at Mattison Advertising Company in Raleigh in 1931.  Since it was during the depression, she worked wherever she could find employment with attorneys, Superintendent of  Schools, between 1935 and 1945 she worked with Farm Security Administration which is now Farmer’s Home Administration.. In 1952 she began work  with The East Carolina Bank where she worked for 21 years retiring in 1974.  She was a member of Soule United Methodist Church for 90 years where she served in the Ladies’ Aide, the United Methodist Women, and taught Sunday School classes for more than 40 years.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Soule United Methodist Church.  Pastor J. H. Daniels and Steve Bryan will officiate.  Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Surviving are a daughter, Betty Bonner Burleson and her husband, Jerry; two grandsons, Jason Burleson and his wife, Connie and John McCray Burleson all of Swan Quarter; a sister-in-law, Mable Cox of Swan Quarter; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceding her in death were David Cox, Oswald Cox, Curtis Cox, Dell Cox Berry, Myra Louise Cox, Malcolm Cox, Stacy Cox and Edna Earle Cox.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Tuesday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and other times at her home.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, September 23, 2008; pg. 10A)

BONNEY, Norma Rose

Norma Rose Bonney, 77, of 1300 W. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at Outer Banks Hospital. She was born in Hyde County, N.C., to the late Theodore and Bonnie Cuthrell Rose and was the widow of the late Benjamin Ray Bonney Sr.  Mrs. Bonney was a member of the City Road United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 44. Mrs. Bonney is survived by a daughter, Sue B. Gregory and husband, Don of Gates, N.C.; two sons, Benjamin Ray Bonney Jr. and wife, Wanda, of Southern Shores, N.C., and Roger Wayne Bonney and wife, Barbara, of Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters, Joanna White of Elizabeth City, Marian Heilman of Petersburg, Va., and Paula Attix of Lynchburg, Va..; two brothers, Ted Rose of Hampton, Va., and Jerry Edward Rose of Raleigh. Also, she is survived by five grandchildren, Melinda G. Byrum, Don Gregory Jr., Dennis Gregory, Jennifer Bonney and Katrina Stone and five great-grandchildren, Victoria, Catherine, D. J., Dillon, and Aaron. She was predeceased by a great-granddaughter Maegan Gregory. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church St., by the Rev. Scott Sukeforth. Burial will follow in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at her residence, 1300 W. Church St., Elizabeth City. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is assisting the Bonney family.  (The Daily Advance - Wednesday, August 29, 2007)

BOOMER, Eula Baynor

SWAN QUARTER - Eula Baynor BOOMER, 63, of Route #1, died Oct. 24 in Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. Born in Sladesville, she was the daughter of the late Walter Onward and Hilda Roper Baynor. She was a member of Soule United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women and choir. She had been active in Swindell Fork Home Extension Club for many years. Mrs. Boomer had been a sales representative with Avon, Inc. for 30 years. Surviving are her husband, Samuel Jay Boomer; a son, Larry W. Boomer of Rt. 1, Swan Quarter; a daughter, Lori Jaye Boomer of Raleigh; two sisters: Frances B. Parnell and Janice B. Toney, both of Wilmington. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Soule United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Humphreys officiating. Burial followed in Soule Cemetery. The family suggests that those preferring may send memorials to Soule United Methodist Church, Route #1, Swan Quarter. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, October 27, 1994)

BOOMER, Fannie Cahoon

Mrs. Fannie Cahoon BOOMER, 90, of Fairfax, Va., died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at the home of her son in Lancaster, Pa.  A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Vienna Baptist Church, Vienna, Va. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mrs. Boomer was born in Hyde County, the daughter of the late Benjamin S. and Annie E. McGowan Cahoon. She was married to Michael C. Boomer Sr., who preceded her in death in 1992. She was a homemaker and had worked as a hairdresser in the 1930s in North Carolina. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Oak Grove. She was a former member of Colonial Beach United Methodist Church, Oak Grove, Va.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, December 4, 2003)

BOOMER, SR., Fred Wright

NORFOLK - Fred Wright BOOMER, SR., 77, of the 2800 block of N. Landing Road, a retired engineer, died Feb. 15, 1994, in Virginia Beach. Mr. Boomer was born in Hyde County, N.C. He retired from Mumford Company Inc. after more than 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth G. Boomer; three daughters: Georgia B. Robinson and Mary B. Butler, both of Norfolk, and Judith B. Lamm of Virginia Beach; a son, George S. Boomer, Sr. of Virginia Beach; two sisters: Mary Norris of Chesapeake and Molly DeLahousse of Louisiana; a brother, George S. Boomer of Virginia Beach; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. W. Hank Brooks. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. Following the funeral services the family will be at the home of Georgia B. Robinson, 241 Appleton Dr., Norfolk. (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, February 17, 1994; pg. 4D)

BOOMER, Ina Benson
The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 8, 1971; pg. 10A


BOOMER, Jones W.
The Coastland Times - Friday, Dec. 16, 1960; pg. 3

BOOMER, Michael Clay

COLONIAL BEACH, VA - Michael Clay BOOMER, 76, a Hyde County native and resident of Colonial Beach, died September 26 while visiting in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Boomer was the son of the late Benjamin E. and Mary Clay Gray Boomer and was a sales representative and manager of Mike Boomer and Associates Insurance in Oak Grove, Va. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Fannie Cahoon Boomer; two sons: Michael Clay Boomer, Jr. of Fairfax, Va. and David E. Boomer of St. Helens, Oregon; and 5 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Colonial Beach. Burial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter for family and friends. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 4, 1992)

BOOMER, Olive

WILSON, NC - Miss Olive BOOMER of Wilson, a former resident of the Lake Landing community of Hyde County, died Tuesday of last week. Funeral services were held at the Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home in Wilson on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m., conducted by the Rev. John A. Gray, pastor of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. She is survived by one sister, Isabelle Boomer of Wilson. (The Coastland Times - Friday, August 28, 1964)

BOOMER, Vigle Eugene

RICH SQUARE - Vigle Eugene BOOMER, 87, died August 3, in Palm Coast, Florida. Born in Swan Quarter he was a retired owner and operator of Rich Square Ice and Coal Co. and a 33rd Degree Mason of Rich Square Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Audrey L. Boomer of Tarboro; two sons: Charles Boomer of Palm Coast, Fla. and Gen. Walter Boomer, USMC (Ret.), of Pomfret, Conn; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen Moore Boomer. A graveside service was held Wednesday at Forst Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk by the Rev. Ted David. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, was in charge. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 6, 1998; pg. 10A)

BOOMER, William Henry
The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 1, 1971; pg. 8A

BOOS, Julian Teeter "J.T."

OCRACOKE - Julian Teeter "J.T' BOOS, 12-day old son of Warwick V. II and Judith Rogerson Boos of Ocracoke, died Thursday, September 13 in Norfolk, Va. Besides his parents surviving are two sisters: Brittany Marie Boos and Brieanna Ruby Boos, both of Ocracoke; maternal grandparents, John and Sandra Rogerson of Wilmington, Del.; paternal grandparents, Ward and Linda Garrish of Ocracoke and the late Warwick V. Boos; maternal great-grandmother, Aurelia M. O'Neal of Wilmington, Del. and the late Julian Bell O'Neal; paternal great-grandmother, Iona W. Teeter of Ocracoke and the late Frank D. Teeter, Sr.; aunts and uncles. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 15, at Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bill Holmes. Burial was in the Community Cemtery. Arrangements by Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 16, 2001; pg. 12A)

BOOS, Marguerite Vise

Marguerite Vise Boos of Ocracoke, died Thursday, Nov. 21, in Chesapeake General Hospital.  Mrs. Boos was a homemaker and an innkeeper.  She was the daughter of the late Dr. Hosea August Vise and the late Grace Mitchell Vise and the widow of the late Warwick Boos.  She is survived by two grandchildren, Warwick Boos, III and Sandy Boos, both of Ocracoke; and one great-grandchild, Abigall of Ocracoke.  A private graveside service was held Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, November 28, 1996; pg. 6C)

BORDEN. Nina Faye

BELHAVEN - Mrs. Nina Faye BORDEN of Belhaven, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. J.T. Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery.  Mrs. Borden was born on Aug. 9, 1946, in Hyde County. She was the daughter of the late Zeb Barrow and the late Magnolia O'Neal Barrow. She attended Beaufort County schools and graduated in New York, N.Y. She was married to Winston Franklin Borden Sr., who preceded her in death. She was an employee of Pungo District Hospital's dietary department.  Survivors include a son, Charles Vancey Borden of the home; two grandchildren; a brother, Tom Barrow of Belhaven; and six sisters, Annie Grimsley of Queens, N.Y., Dorothy Barrow of New Jersey and Evelyn Barrow, Mary Boyce, Lola Mitchell and Essie Barrow, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.  She was preceded in death by a son, Winston Franklin Borden Jr.; two brothers, Haywood Barrow and Zeb Barrow Jr.; and three sisters, Virginia Weston, Helene Ward and Lona Fitchett.  The family will receive friends at her home and at the home of Willie Barrow in Belhaven.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, November 27, 2004)

BOSWELL, Clara Mason

EDENTON - Mrs. Clara Mason BOSWELL, 65, died Thursday, November 6, in Chowan Hospital. A native of Hyde County, she was the wife of the late William Elton Boswell, Sr. and the daughter of the late Jones Spencer and Melissa Elizabeth Midgette Mason. Mrs. Boswell was a graduate of East Carolina University with her focus being on home economics, secondary science and administration. She taught for 18 years and served as a principal for 13 years both in the Edenton-Chowan school system. She was presently serving as field representative for U.S. Congresswoman, Eva M. Clayton, NC 1st District. Mrs. Boswell was well known in Chowan County and across the state for her active rolls in education, politics, and civic activities. She was active in the Chowan Ruritan Club and served in many capacities with her local members. She served most recently in her district as district governor. A member of Ballards Bridge Baptist Church, she was a Sunday School teacher and served in many other areas in the church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #302 where she had been past Matron and past district Deputy Grand Matron. She was an active member and past president of the Edenton Chapter of Business and Professional Women's Club. She is survived by three daughters: Beth Compton and husband Chris of Greensboro, Debra Boswell of Merry Hill, and Nancy Mathias and husband Richard of Sarasota, Florida; a son, Elton Boswell of the Outer Banks; one sister, Margaret M. Spencer of Swan Quarter; two brothers: Alfred Milton Mason of Norfolk, Va. and Kenneth Mason of Chesapeake, Va.; and 3 grand- children: Lizzie Compton, Clay Compton and Lindsey Mathias. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Ballards Bridge Baptist Church by the Rev. Wilkerson. Burial will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Evans Funeral Home in Edenton is serving the Boswell family. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 9, 1997; pg. 10A)

BOUCHARD, Sibyl Berniece Carawan

SWAN QUARTER - Sibyl Berniece Carawan BOUCHARD was born to Robert Marcus and Deb Jarvis Carawan on February 18, 1920 at the home of her Aunt Ora Spencer in Swan Quarter, North Carolina.  After a brief battle with liver cancer, Sibyl died on September 26, 2005 at home on Tiny Oak Road (now Quarter Road).  She leaves behind two daughters, Georgine Blanche Bouchard Armstrong and her husband, Dennis Armstrong and their children & grandkids, Beverly Louise Armstrong Smith and her husband, James David Smith and their children Perry and Leah of Suffolk, Va., Edward Scott Armstrong and his wife, Mary Lee Armstrong and their son, Jake of Frisco, Texas, Brian Keith Armstrong and his wife, Jennifer Tiernery Armstrong and their children, Blake and Jason of Charlottesville, Va.; her daughter, Jane Paige Bouchard Hodges and her husband Timmie Hodges and their son, Bruce Lee Hodges all of Buzzards Roost in Swan Quarter, North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Mary Carawan and her son, Robert Evans Carawan, Jr. and his wife, Louise and their son, Benjamin Marcus Carawan of Portsmouth, Rhode Island; a sister, Ella Rosetta Carawan Davis and her son, Harry Leroy Davis III and his fiancee, Theresa and his children, Harry Leroy Davis IV (Rolley) and Cameron Lane and daughter, Janice Lynne Davis Logan and her husband, Phillip Logan and their children, Benjamin Davis Logan and Austin Carter Logan all of Virginia Beach, Va.  Along with our Lord Jesus Christ those to welcome Sibyl into her new home will be her parents, Robert Marcus and Deb Jarvis Carawan, her sister, Ella Kathryn Carawan and her brother, Robert Evans Carawan, Sr.  After graduation from Swan Quarter High School in 1938, she worked at Watts Hospital. Four months later she returned home to work on the WPA program in Engelhard. She continued on with her nursing in the spring of 1939 at the mental hospital in Williamsburg, Va. She left after one year and went to Carolina General Hospital School of Nursing for two years and spent a year at the Medical College of Virginia at Richmond. She received her R.N. degree in 1944. She went to work at Henderson General Hospital in Henderson. She joined the Army Nurse Corps in 1945 and her training took her to Memphis, TN., Fort Rucker, AL., Fort Jackson, S.C., Foster General Hospital in Jackson, MS., and ended in Fort Benning, GA. She attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant before being honorably discharged.  Sibyl returned to Swan Quarter to work as the public health nurse with the county. She retired after 30 years with the Hyde County Health Department. She served as an elder at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Swan Quarter, N.C. and was a member of Post 0211 of the American Legion.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the Calvary Presbyterian Church. Rev. Candace Worth will officiate and burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Tuesday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, September 27, 2005)

BOWDEN, Angie Louise

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Angie Louise BOWDEN, 93, of 2933 Nebraska Road, Engelhard, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at home.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements will be announced by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, November 19, 2003)

Mrs. Angie Louise BOWDEN, 93, of 2933 Nebraska Road, Engelhard, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at home. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in the Brown Memorial Cemetery, Engelhard.  Mrs. Bowden was born in Hyde County on April 8, 1910. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Lena Howard Gibbs.  Survivors include three sons, Joe Gibbs of Engelhard, Claudius Bowden of Georgetown, Del., and Sean Moore of Camden; one sister, Hazel Moore of Greenville; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, November 22, 2003)

BOWEN, Colden Lee

Mr. Colden Lee Bowden Sr., 89, a resident of 33425 U.S. Highway 264, Engelhard, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. George Merrick officiating. Burial will follow in Bowden Cemetery.  Mr. Bowden was born in Hyde County on Nov. 26, 1917. He was the son of the late Richard Bowden and Mary Sell Bowden. He was a fisherman. He was a widower.  Survivors include two sons, Colden L. Bowden Jr. and George T. Bowden, both of Engelhard; a daughter, Katrina Moore of Grimesland; a brother, Willie L. Bowden of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Leona Wallace and Eara Canady, both of Queens, N.Y.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   (Washington Daily News - Monday, September 10, 2007)

BOWEN, Elwood Boyce

SWAN QUARTER - Elwood Boyce BOWEN, 75, a long time resident of Church Street, died late Thursday, January 28, at Cross Creek Health Care Center. Born in the Pinetown community of Beaufort County, February 16, 1923, he was the son of the late Hubert and Mary Whitley Bowen. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and earned the rank of sergeant at discharge, was a retired life insurance agent, and a former member of the Odd Fellows in the former Swan Quarter Lodge, and a member of Swan Quarter Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Gibbs Bowen; a daughter, Mary B. Spencer of Durham; a sister, Carolyn B. Jackson of Raleigh; three grandchildren: Brian Spencer, Taylor Spencer and Victoria Spencer, all of Durham. Mr. Bowen was preceded in death by a brother, Hubert Earl Bowen, Jr. and a sister, Jane Bowen Gibbs. Funeral services were to be held at the family plot in Soule Cemetery Saturday with Raffael Farrow, Jr. officiating. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 31, 1999; pg. 12A)

BOWEN, Marjorie Gibbs

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Marjorie Gibbs Bowen, 75, of Church Street, Swan Quarter, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2003, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.   A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Swan Quarter Christian Church with minister Raffael Farrow Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Born in Fairfield on Dec. 1, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Latham and Mary Armstrong Gibbs. She was the widow of Elwood Boyce Bowen. Mrs. Bowen retired as a secretary with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She was a member of Swan Quarter Christian Church.  Surviving are a daughter, Mary B. Spencer of Durham; three brothers, Alfred Gibbs of Suffolk, Va., Raymond Gibbs of Knotts Island and Bradley Gibbs of Valcro, Fla.; two sisters, Gladys G. Harris and Diantha G. Sawyer, both of Chesapeake, Va.; and three grandchildren, Brian, Taylor and Victoria Spencer.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Balford Gibbs; and a sister, Peggy G. Swope.  The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, November 30, 2003)

BOYD, Betty Jean Miller Gibbs

Betty Jean Miller Gibbs BOYD, 67, of 106 South McMorine St., Virginia Dare Apartments, Elizabeth City, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at her home.  Born October 29, 1938, in Moyock, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Walter and Edith Louise Chaplin Miller. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elbert Lewis Gibbs Sr. of Swan Quarter on Dec. 4, 2003.  Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter, today at 2 p.m. Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are her husband, James Albert Boyd of Elizabeth City; two daughters, Phyllis Gibbs Barnett and her husband, Robert, of Franklin, Va., and Norma Sanderlin of Holden Beach; a son, Elbert Lewis Gibbs Jr. of Camden; four sisters, Amandia M. Ferebee of Moyock, Shirley M. Brickhouse and Ellen M. Powers, both of Chesapeake, Va., and Judy M. Sharber of Kill Devil Hills; a brother, Walter Miller Sr. of Gibbswood; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  The family received friends on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, January 23, 2006)

BRADLEY, William Turner

ENGELHARD, N.C. - William Turner BRADLEY, 78, of the 900 block of Jackson St., a retired tax supervisor, died July 4, 1991, in a hospital. Mr. Bradley was born in Northampton County. He had retired from Northampton County after 20 years. He was a member of Jackson United Methodist Church in Jackson. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Mason Bradley; a daughter, Sybil B. Sphar of Corrales, N.M.; a son, Brad Bradley of Greenville; a sister, Edith B. Boone of Cary; a brother, Leonard Bradley of Jonesboro, Ark.; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Jackson United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Andrews. Friends may join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Jackson Funeral Home, Jackson. Memorial donations may be made to Jackson United Methodist Church or to Bethany United Methodist Church in Engelhard. (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, July 5, 1991; pg. 2D)

BRADSHER, Gladys Ann Carawan

OXFORD - Mrs. Gladys "Ann" C. BRADSHER, 91, widow of Dr. J.S. Bradsher, Jr., and a former resident of Stovall, died Saturday, October 28, 1995. A native of Pamlico and Hyde counties, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin R. "Robbie" and Rosetta Rice Carawan. She was a graduate of St. Vincent DePaul School of Nursing in Norfolk, Va. and a member of St. James Catholic Church. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Birchwood Cemetery in Roxboro by Father Thomas Davis. Surviving are one son, James S. Bradsher, III of Winston-Salem; one sister, Mrs. Cathryn C. Boddie of Oxford; one granddaughter, Vickie Bradsher of Atlanta; and one grandson, James S. Bradsher, IV of Winston-Salem. Gentry, Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (The Hearld Sun (Durham, NC) - October 29, 1995) [Kindly submitted by Kathryn B. "Kitty" Humphries.]

BRAGG, Gary

OCRACOKE - Capt. Gary BRAGG, age 73, died at his home here on Saturday morning, June 12th. Services were held at the Assembly of God with Rev. Ernest Powlesland officiating. Burial was in Ocracoke Cemetery. Capt. Bragg had been in ill health for a year or more. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lena Bragg; three daughters: Mrs. Annie Mary Drake of Rocky Mount, Mrs. Alma Forbes and Mrs. May Belle Council of Ocracoke; 6 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. His daughter, Mrs. Drake, and her sons, J.T. Drake and Mr. & Mrs. James E. Drake of Rocky Mount, arrived at Ocracoke Saturday. Others here for the funeral were Stacy Bragg of Wilmington, a nephew, and Mr. & Mrs. Lafayette Midgett and Mrs. Bertie Dixon of Buxton. Capt. Bragg was well known through North Carolina and the East Atlantic Coast, especially as a fishing and hunting guide. As a boy he helped his father, who was one of the last of the Ocracoke Inlet pilots. Capt. Bragg also served in the Coast Guard. During the late years of his life he operated a commercial fishing boat and a fish market at Ocracoke. (The Coastland Times - Friday, June 18, 1954; pg. 2)

BRAGG, Moltby & Sam

Capt. Sam BRAGG and brother, Moltby, left Swan Quarter in a boat on Thursday night at 10 o'clock and have not been heard from since. The weather was bad and they are probably drowned. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, November 18, 1892; pg. 3; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]  [In Memory Of states Samuel Dudley Bragg, Jr. was born in 1870 and was lost at sea circa 1890. He is buried on Ocracoke in the Bragg/Fulcher Cemetery. No mention of Moltby in In Memory Of.]

BRAME, Nancy Elizabeth Lupton

Nancy Elizabeth Lupton Brame, 74, of Chocowinity, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014. She was born February 4, 1940 in Hyde County, the daughter of the late Gladys Kathleen Fisher Lupton and Philip Dalton Lupton. Nancy was a cosmetologist. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Phil Brame of Eidson, TN; daughter, Kim Shaw of Salisbury; brothers, Danny Lupton of Bath, NC and Ronald Lupton of Greenville; sister, Elaine Harris of Hickory; grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Gregory, Devan, Courtney, Matthew, Kasey, and Maddie; and great-grandchildren, Rylee, Joseph, and Jeremy Brame. Service is 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 6 at Haven Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 207 W. Harrison St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Memorials Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Brame family.   (Washington Daily News - Monday, August 4, 2014)

BRICKHOUSE, Belle Sadler

VIRGINIA BEACH - Belle S. BRICKHOUSE (Sadler), 88, formerly of Avon Lake, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at Avon Oaks Nursing Home in Avon, Ohio, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Scranton, N.C. She had been a resident of Lorain County, Ohio, since 1993 and had previously lived in Virginia Beach for many years. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Brickhouse was a member of Parkway Temple in Chesapeake and had attended Sheffield Lake United Church of Christ in Sheffield Lake, Ohio, since moving to Lorain County. She enjoyed being involved in church work and she was active at both her churches in Virginia and Ohio. She also enjoyed being around children, loved raising her family and being a homemaker. She is survived by three daughters, Shirley T. Naylor and her husband Cecil of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, Nettie M. Daidone and her husband Henry of Shiloh, N.C., and Cora B. Brickhouse and her husband Patrick of Gates, N.C.; two sons, Coley R. Brickhouse and his wife Amelia of Tyner and Carlton "Ray" Brickhouse and his wife Dorothy of Chesapeake; 22 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Edgar Lee Sadler of Edenton, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Brickhouse, of 49 years; her parents, Edgar Lee and Challie Sadler; two sisters; and five brothers. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ernest Trueblood officiating. Burial will follow in the Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, March 1, 2006)

BRICKHOUSE, Dollie Marie G.

Mrs. Dolly Marie G. Brickhouse, 54, a resident of 517 Ohio Ave., Atlantic City, N.J., died Wednesday, Feb. 18. 2009, at Atlantic City Medical Center.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Davis Youth Center, Hyde County, with Billie Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Community Cemetery.  She was born July 26, 1954, in Hyde County. She was the daughter of the late James L. Gibbs and Shirley T. Basnight. She was a housewife.  Survivors include four sons, Andre E. Brickhouse, Tremayne Brickhouse, Darryl Brickhouse and Trevon Brickhouse, all of New Jersey; five daughters, Katrina Selby and Chandris Gibbs, both of Engelhard, Katisha Gibbs, Kareemah Brickhouse and Shavannah Brickhouse, all of New Jersey; two brothers, James L. Gibbs of New Jersey and Kenneth Ransom of Raleigh; three sisters, Elaine J. Thigpen of Fairfield, Ellen M. Spencer of Engelhard and Flora J. Gibbs of Manteo; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, February 22, 2009)

BRICKHOUSE, JR., Herbert Lewis

FAIRFIELD - Herbert Lewis Brickhouse, Jr. died suddenly on Monday morning, June 24, 2002.  Born in Tyrrell County on December 16, 1943, he was the son of Wilma Davenport Brickhouse Spencer of Columbia and the late Herbert Lewis Brickhouse, Sr.  He was a step-son of the late Jessie Lee Spencer, Sr.  He graduated from the Columbia High School in 1962, attended Chowan College in Murfreesboro and late graduated from East Carolina University in 1970.  He was a teacher in the schools at Columbia and Creswell for 10 years and late came to Hyde County where he taught at Mattamuskeet School for 25 years in health, physical education and history.  Among his other school activities were his coaching in baseball, football and basketball and he was presently coaching a girls softball team.  He was an avid golfer and worked for many years as a produce inspector during the summers with the NC Dept. of Agriculture.  He had continued that work the past two summers at Mattamuskeet Fresh Produce at Fairfield.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Mattamuskeet High School Gym.  Mr. Russ Bond, Dr. Ronald L. Montgomery and Steve Bryan will officiate.  Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery.  The administration, faculty and staff of Mattamuskeet School will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Shirlyn Dillon Brickhouse; three daughters: Kathy B. Williford and her husband Michael of Engelhard, Paige Brickhouse and her special friend, Daryl Smith of Fairfield, and Ginny Brickhouse of Fairfield; a grandson, Kevin Scott Williford of Engelhard; three sisters: Patricia B. Armstrong of Columbia, Jean B. Young of Faquay-Varina and Rita B. Rhodes of Plymouth; a half-brother, Jessie Lee Spencer, Jr. of Cary; two step-sisters: Gay Riddick of Norfolk, Va. and Carol Holadia of Columbia.  In addition to his father and step-father, Mr. Brickhouse was preceded in death by a step-brother, Neal Spencer.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 25, 2002; pg. 12A)

BRICKHOUSE, SR., Leslie

SUFFOLK, VA. - Leslie BRICKHOUSE, SR., 67, died Saturday, May 15 in a Hampton, Va. hospital. Mr. Brickhouse, a native of Fairfield, was a retired self-employed Exxon dealer, a member of the Christian Church of Kilkenny, and a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean conflict. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Goodwin Brickhouse; three sons: Bobby Hurley and his wife Debbie of Suffolk, Ronnie Hurley of Hampton, and Leslie Brickhouse, Jr. of Suffolk; three sisters: Mabell Berry of Moyock, Pearl Furlough of Columbia, and Lillian Lohli of Hampton, Va.; three grandchildren: Jenni Hurley, Shane Hurley and Laura Hurley; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's Memorial Park in Smithfield, Va. with the Rev. Jim Arcieri of Mt. Zion Friendship Church officiating. Colonial Funeral Home in Smithfield is handling the arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 18, 1999; pg. 5A)

BRICKHOUSE, Lindsey (March 31, 1930 - August 22, 2008) & Nellie

Lindsey and Nellie BRICKHOUSE of 19335 Hwy 94, Fairfield, NC, died Friday, August 22, 2008 in Fairfield, NC. Mr. Brickhouse was 78 and Mrs. Brickhouse was 77. Mr. Brickhouse was born in Gum Neck, NC, the son of the late Mary Cahoon and Claude Brickhouse. Mrs. Brickhouse was born in Swan Quarter, NC, the daughter of the late Laura C. Spruill and Nathan Cahoon. They owned and operated the Warbler Station for twenty two years. Mr. Brickhouse was a veteran of the US Army.  Surviving Mr. and Mrs. Brickhouse are three daughters: Susan Prather and husband, Brian, of Midlothian, VA, Shelia Hernandez and husband, John, of Richmond, VA, and Donna Smith and husband, Dallas, of Culpeper, VA; two sons: Ivy Darrell Brickhouse and wife, Pam, of Greensboro, NC and Dwain Brickhouse of Washington, NC; six grandchildren: Daphne Reese, Amanda Smith, Lindsey Prather, Adam Prather, Tim Smith and Jeffery Brickhouse. Mr. Brickhouse is also survived by two sisters: Louise Gandara of Midlothian, VA and Rosa Twiddy of Manteo, NC and one brother, Richard Brickhouse and wife, Jeanette, of Nottaway, VA. Mrs. Brickhouse is also survived by three sisters: Lena Wheeler of New Bern, NC, Mary Elizabeth Hellinger and husband, Sol, of Charlotte, NC, and Christine Davenport and husband, R.B., of Edenton, NC and one brother, James Cahoon and wife, Carolyn, of Powhatan, VA.  Mrs. Brickhouse was preceded in death by a sister, Nina O’Brien and a brother, Eugene Cahoon.  Their lives will be celebrated on Thursday, August 28, 2008, at 2:00pm at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Beaver Hill Cemetery. A Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at the funeral home from 7:00 – 8:30pm with the Rev. Dallas Smith, son-in-law, officiating.  Evans Funerals and Cremations of Edenton, is serving the Brickhouse family.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 26, 2008; pg. 10A & Evans Funeral Home)

Authorities have warrants on file charging a Chesapeake man with two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle after the pickup truck he was driving drifted across N.C. 94 in Tyrrell County on Friday and struck a minivan. Nellie Cahoon Brickhouse, 77, of Fairfield and her husband, Lindsey Brickhouse, 78, died at the scene, said 1st Sgt. K.P. Pitts, of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.  The warrants charge Jerry Harry Spivey, 69, of Chesapeake, authorities said.  Investigators believe Spivey crossed the center lane at 11:20 a.m. about 14 miles south of Columbia and struck the minivan driven by Nellie Brickhouse, he said.  Alcohol was not a factor, he said.  Spivey may have fallen asleep at the wheel, Pitts said.  Spivey is recovering from serious injuries.  Trooper B. D. Marsh investigated the accident.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, August 25, 2008)

BRICKHOUSE, Otha

SWAN QUARTER - Otha BRICKHOUSE, 86, of Rt. #1, died at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Born in Tyrrell County in 1909, he was the son of the late Simeon "Simi" and Sarah Williams Brickhouse. He was a retired farmer and commercial fisherman. Surviving are two sons: Edison Brickhouse of Swan Quarter and Donnie Brickhouse of Vanceboro; a daughter, Dorothy B. Acker of New Bern; a sister, Sadie B. Hudson of Fairfield; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 18, 1996)

BRICKHOUSE, Ruth Gibbs

Ruth Gibbs Brickhouse, 71, of 1212 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died early Monday, November 12, 2007 at her home.  Born in Hyde County, December 29, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Loron J. and Birdia Blanche Gibbs. She was married to Thomas Edison Brickhouse who preceded her in death.  Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Mike Wheeler will officiate.  Surviving are daughters, Kathryn B. Smith, her daughter, Tracey Garrish and children, Chance and Caaman of Washington, Vonda B. Tarkenton, her son, Aaron, his wife, Sandy and daughter, Clarissa of Scranton; son, Keanan Brickhouse & wife Ashley, and children, Destiny, Aziza and Nico of Swan Quarter.  Mrs. Brickhouse was preceded in death by two brothers, Travis Randall Gibbs and Carley Caiwan Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Tuesday evening, 6 p. m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Bryan Funeral Service obituary)

BRICKHOUSE, Thomas Edison

SWAN QUARTER - Thomas Edison BRICKHOUSE, 74, of Swan Quarter, died late Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  Born in Tyrrell County, September 17, 1930, he was the son of the late Otha and Ollie Gibbs Brickhouse. He spent is entire working life as a commercial fisherman since the age of 12.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are his wife, Ruth Gibbs Brickhouse; a son, Keanan Z. Brickhouse of Swan Quarter; two daughters, Kathryn B. Smith of Washington and Vonda B. Tarkenton of Scranton; a brother, Donnie Brickhouse of Grimesland; a sister, Dorothy B. Acker of New Bern; grandchildren, Aaron Kennedy and Tracey Garrish; great-grandchildren, Chance Garrish, Camaan Aldridge and Destiny Graham.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Monday evening 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, April 18, 2005)

BRICKHOUSE, Viola

KILKENNY - Funeral services for Mrs. Viola BRICKHOUSE, 68 year old Kilkenny resident, were conducted from the home at Kilkenny Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. by Rev. A.H. Stone. Burial took place in the family cemetery. Mrs. Brickhouse died in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven Sunday at 6:30 p.m. following two weeks critical illness. She was the daughter of the late Burt and Sallie Sexton and was a member of the Fairfield Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Gus Brickhouse; one daughter, Mrs. Abram Gibbs of Swan Quarter; and 11 grandchildren. (The Coastland Times - Friday, May 14, 1954; pg. 6)

BRICKHOUSE, Zordia Johnson
May 19, 1886 - Dec. 1973
[unknown 1973 newspaper] Submitted by Sharron Brace

BRIDGMAN, Edsel Frederick

HAMPTON, VA. - Edsel Frederick BRIDGMAN, 87, a native of Scranton, died Wednesday, September 25 at his Hampton home.  Born in Scranton, the son of the late Hiram and Mattie Mason Bridgman, he had been a resident of Hampton since 1951.  He retired in 1977 from the Newport News Shipyard as a sheet metal supervisor after 26 years of service.  A member of the Colonial Place Church of Christ, he was a past chairman of the board, a Sunday School teacher of the "Coworkers Class" and an elder of the church.  Surviving are his wife, Rosalie Silverthorn Bridgman; three sons: Haywood L. Bridgman and wife Karon of Seaford, Va., Larry L. Bridgman and wife Sandy of Smithville, Va., and Samuel T. Bridgman and wife Debra of Newport News, Va.; four sisters: Marjorie Spivey and Janice Poythress, both of Wilson, Lydia Allcox of Hampton, Va., and Mary Moore of Wilmington; a brother, Hallet Bridgman of Newport News, Va.; grandchildren: Kimberly Schoonover and husband David of Bellevue, Nebraska, Carrie Bridgman of Newport News, Va., Brandon L. Bridgman and wife Sarah of Laurel, Md., Marcie Bridgman and Summer Bridgman, both of Newport News, Va.; one great-granddaughter, Kendall Schoonover.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Colonial Place Church of Christ in Hampton.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Silverthorn Family Cemetery at Scranton with Linwood Adams officiating.  Visitation at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday evening from 7-8:30.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 29, 2002; pg. 13A)

BRIDGMAN, Hallett Thomas

Hallett Thomas BRIDGMAN departed this life on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005. A peace-loving Christian, he was humble, helpful and always a gentleman, and very charming.  "Snookum," nicknamed by his uncle Neatus Bridgman, was born to Hiram and Mattie Mason Bridgman of Scranton, N.C., on Jan. 18, 1917. He served in Company 424, Swan Quarter Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and later drove a truck hauling logs. In 1941, he moved to Newport News, Va., and worked for the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company until he retired in 1981. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lydia Margaret Mason; his daughter, Shirley Fancher Chamberlain; and his brother, Edsel Bridgman.  Surviving are his daughters, Joyce Davis of Bladenboro, N.C., and Gayle Botelis of Newport News, Va.; four sisters, Margerie Spivey and Janice Poythress of Wilson, N.C., Lydia Alcox of Hampton, Va., and Mary Moore of Wilmington, N.C.; six grandchildren, Thomas Fancher, Kimberly Fancher Bryant, Brian Davis, Myron Davis, Thomas Botelis and Anastasia Botelis; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Road, Newport News. Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. on Monday in Mount Olive Church of Christ cemetery in the Ponzer community of Hyde County.  Friends may visit with the family at Riverside Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Road, on Saturday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, November 25, 2005)

BRIDGMAN, James Griffin
Submitted by Mary E. Baxter
Washington Progress [Washington, NC] - Sept. 9, 1915
October 1855
- Aug. 17, 1915

BRIDGMAN, Merritt E.

Mr. Merritt E. Bridgman, 87, of Bogue, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Gethsemane Memorial Park with the Rev. Freddie Braswell officiating.  Mr. Bridgman was born in Swan Quarter, the son of the late Joseph and Bertha Cutrell Bridgman. He served in the Army during World War II, as a master sergeant. He later served as a lieutenant in the Army Reserve. He was a civil service employee at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and also owned Sands Realty Co. in Emerald Isle.  Survivors include his step-children and step-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory, Morehead City.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, January 10, 2009)

BRIDGMAN, Polly
Submitted by Mary E. Baxter
Washington Progress [Washington, NC] - Sept. 21, 1911
Mar. 24, 1840
- Sept. 10, 1911

BRIDGMAN, Thomas ]Demill]
Submitted by Mary E. Baxter
Washington Progress [Washington, NC] - March 3, 1885
Nov. 7, 1847 - Feb. 20, 1885

BRIDGMAN, Thomas Green
From the Anne B. Lupton Collection & submitted by Mary E. Baxter
Possibly from the Daily Advance - May 18, 1972
Dec. 22, 1887 - May 11, 1972

BRIDGMAN, William Zion "Billy"
Submitted by Mary E. Baxter
Washington Progress [Washington, NC] - July 31, 1913
Aug. 24
, 1851 - July 17, 1913

BRIDGMAN, Willie Benjamin
The Coastland Times - December 30, 1976; pg. 12

BRIGHT, John L.

SWAN QUARTER - Funeral services for John L. BRIGHT, 32, who was killed Friday in an automobile wreck, will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Swan Quarter Christian Church by the Rev. John Alligood. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lenora Raburn Bright; three daughters: Debra, Katherine and Beverly Bright, all of the home; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Bright of Maysville; seven brothers: Lewis and Garland Bright of Jacksonville, and Ernest, Manley, Norman, Ervin and Elvin Bright, all of Maysville; and three sisters: Mrs. Carl Smith, Mrs. J.D. Banks and Miss Evelyn Bright, all of Maysville. (Unknown newspaper - circa February 14, 1964) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md.]

BRIMAGE, Milton

Mr. Milton Brimage, 86, a resident of 2160 Lynberg Road, Scranton, died Thursday, March 15, 2012. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pilgrim Disciples of Christ Church, Scranton. Burial will follow in the Brimage family cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Congleton Memorial Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by Congleton Memorial Mortuary, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, March 22, 2012)

BRIMMAGE, Betty Russell Davis

Mrs. Betty Russell Davis Brimmage, 66, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at the home of her daughter.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Zion Temple Baptist Church, Sladesville community, Scranton, with the Rev. James Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Brimmage was born in Hyde County on Nov. 24, 1939. She was the daughter of the late Lula Mae O’Neal Russell and John Tilson Russell. She attended the Hyde County Training School. She was first married to Willie Lee Davis, who preceded her in death. She later married Milton Brimmage, who survives. She retired from Cy Rich and Sons Co. She was later employed with Armstrong Corp. She was a volunteer cook at Cross Creek Nursing Home, Swan Quarter. She was a member of Zion Temple Baptist Church, Scranton, where she served as an usher.  Survivors include two daughters, Vanessa Selby of Fairfield and Lovie Brimmage of Maryland; five sons, Alonza Russell of Scranton, Willie Davis Jr. of Belhaven, James Brimmage of Greenville, and Bennie Brimmage and George Brimmage, both of New Jersey; four sisters, Madeline Farrow and Minnie Whitney, both of Scranton, Barbara O’Neal of Engelhard, and Sylvia Williams of Bronx, N.Y.; one brother, Lonnie Russell of Hasting, Fla.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, John Russell Jr. and one grandson.  The family will receive friends today from 6-7 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home of her daughter, 188 Water Tower Road, Fairfield.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, November 21, 2006)

BRIMMAGE, Grace Elaine Mackey

Mrs. Grace Elaine Mackey Brimmage, 65, a resident of Williamston House in Williamston, and formerly of Scranton, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mount Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Scranton, with pastor Dennis Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Mackey family cemetery, Scranton.  Mrs. Brimmage was born in Hyde County on July 22, 1942. She was the daughter of the late Sinkey Mackey Holloway. She attended the Hyde County Schools. She was married to Marvin Lee Brimmage, who preceded her in death. She was affiliated with the Mount Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Scranton.  Survivors include three daughters, Cynthia T. Gibbs of Fayetteville, and Annette L. Clayton and Mary B. Chatman, both of Greenville; two sons, Gary L. Brimmage of Atlanta, Ga., and Danny T. Brimmage of Belhaven; one brother, Wayne Holloway of Scranton; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Caleb Holloway Jr.  The family will receive friends today from 7-11 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Theresa Gibbs, 119 Swindell Forest Road, Swan Quarter. There will be no public viewing.  Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Saturday, July 12, 2008)

BRINKLEY, Claudia Mae

NORFOLK - Clydia Mae BRINKLEY, 81, died Nov. 9, 1998, at a local hospital. Born in Hyde County, N.C., she was a retired nurse with Lake Taylor Hospital. The widow of Rudolph Elmer Brinkley, Mrs. Brinkley is survived by three daughters: Brenda B. Barnes of Norfolk, Linda Ramsey of Texas City, Texas, and Peggy Sillers of Virginia Beach; a daughter-in-law, Sally Licari of Virginia Beach; four sisters: Mary Alice Bland of Robensville, N.C., Earlene Daw of Plymouth, N.C., Elizabeth Gibbs of Engelhard, N.C., and Virginia Nobles of Manteo, N.C.; two brothers: Harry Douglas and Horace Douglas, both of Elizabeth City, N.C.; seven grandchildren: Carl White Jr., Curtis Barnes, Jeffrey Hubbard, Kimberly Waskey, Shelia Campbell, Angela Evans and Tommy Ramsey; and seven great-grandchildren: Carl White III, Justin White, Dallas White, Ashley Smith, Hollie Smith, Brandy Campbell and Hayden Evans. She was predeceased by a son, Henry Brinkley; a sister, Evone Gibbs; three brothers: Carroll Douglas, Earl Lee Douglas and Eugene Douglas; and a granddaughter, Susan Smith. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, November 12, 1998; pg. 8B)

BRINN, Burl S.
The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 3, 1971; pg. 12A

BRINN, Eula Lee
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Sept. 7, 1972; pg 12A

BRINN, Humphrey

CHESAPEAKE - Humphrey BRINN, 81, formerly of Chesapeake, died Feb. 4, 1997, in Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, N.C., after a long illness. Mr. Brinn was a native of Hyde County, N.C., and was the son of the late Burnie Due Brinn and Ludie Choburn Brinn. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, Grice Commandery, 016 Norfolk, Royal Arch #82, Naomi Lodge, 0087 Norfolk, Khedive Temple, Chesapeake, and Great Bridge #155 OES. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Garrish Brinn; son, Lindon Brinn of Jacksonville; 2 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, by the Rev. Steve Irby. Interment will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, February 6, 1997; pg. 6B)

BRINN, James Aubrey

NORFOLK - James Aubrey BRINN, 70, of Lynchburg, died Feb. 11, 1996. Mr. Brinn was born in Swan Quarter, N.C. He was retired from General Electric and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was the widower of Thelma Pallette Brinn. Survivors include two daughters: Teresa B. Moore and Kimberly B. Smith, both of Lynchburg; four sisters: Elma B. Jones of Norfolk, Florence B. Spencer of Scranton, N.C., Ruby B. Cheekmore of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Margaret B. Walsh of Wisconsin; and one granddaughter. The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, Virginia Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2316 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, Va. (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, February 12, 1996; pg. 5B)

BRINN, Lindon Douglas

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Lindon Douglas Brinn, 69, went home to the Lord, Aug. 16, 2007. Born Sept. 9, 1937, in Swan Quarter, N.C., he was predeceased by his father, Humphrey Brinn; his son, Linnie Brinn; and his grandson, Nicholas Rosso. Left to cherish his precious memory are his mother, Margaret Brinn of Jacksonville, N.C. (formerly of Chesapeake); daughter, Pam Fox, husband Keith and grandchildren Stephanie and Leslie Fox of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter, Robin Brinn and granddaughters Heather Niswonger and Morgan Rosso of Chesapeake; grandchildren (children of Linnie Brinn), Doug Brinn of Virginia Beach and Sarah Christian and husband Alec of Richmond. "Lin" was in the first graduating class of Norview High School in 1955 and he continued his education through many sources the rest of his life. He had a very warm and loving personality and was admired by many and known to be a strong leader. Working in civil service, his endeavors took him from the Philippines to Key West, Fla. Lin retired in Jacksonville, N.C., where he was the housing director of Camp LeJeune for more than 20 years. He was a Mason and a Shriner for more than 50 years and a long-standing member of the New River Power Squad. There he served as secretary, treasurer, education officer, executive officer and commander. The New River Power Squadron is part of the United Stated Power Squadron and is affiliated with the National Safety Boating Organization. He had a true love for the water. Lin will be sorely missed by his family, boating buddies and many, many friends. The family would like to extend special gratitude to his dear friend, Barbara Gearhardt. She was by his side many times during difficult times and the family will be forever grateful. The family also recognizes M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas for all their efforts and very kind and gentle ways. An extra special gratitude goes toward the University of Texas Police for their heroic efforts, especially Sgt. James Bray, for going above and beyond duty. A celebration of Lin’s life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, August 20, 2007)

BRINN, Pearl Jennette

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Pearl Jennette BRINN, 91, of Winslow Memorial Home in Elizabeth City and formerly of Hyde County, died Tuesday in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Olive Church of Christ in the Ponzer community in Hyde County with the Rev. Wiley Godfrey of Elizabeth City and Russell Mann officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A native of Hyde County, Mrs. Brinn was the daughter of the late George W. and Lydia Alcox Jennette. She was the widow of James Sanford Brinn. Mrs. Brinn was a member of the Elizabeth City Church of Christ. She had moved to Elizabeth City in 1959. Mrs. Brinn is survived by a son, James A. Brinn of Lynchburg, Va.; four daughters: Mrs. Ruby Creekmore of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Elma B. Jones of Chesapeake, Va., Mrs. Florence B. Spencer of Scranton, and Mrs. Margaret Walsh of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; a brother, Leon Jennette of Richmond, Va.; four sisters: Mrs. Ardath J. Williams of Scranton, Mrs. Lena J. Williams of Swan Quarter, Mrs. Annie Bell Smithwick and Mrs. Stella Schlieser of Richmond, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Arrangments are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, November 11, 1987; pg. 5A) [Kindly submitted by Kathryn B. "Kitty" Humphries.]

BRINN, Plum N.
The Coastland Times - Friday, Aug. 5, 1960; pg. 8

BRITTAIN, James Riddick "Jack"

ENGELHARD - James Riddick "Jack" BRITTAIN, 89, long-time resident and more recently a resident at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Thursday, January 7, at the center. Born in Suffolk, Virginia on October 31, 1909, he was the son of the late James and Effie Riddick Brittain, and the husband of the late Gretchen Fulford Brittain who preceded him in death. Mr. Brittain was a retired seafood dealer and operator of the former Engelhard Ice Plant. He was a member of the Engelhard United Methodist Church, the Mattamuskeet Lodge #328 AF & AM and Sudan Temple. Surviving are three nephews: P.D. Midgett, III of Southport, George Midgett of Denver and Bernard Midgett of Buxton; a niece, Martha M. Kelly of Richmond, Virginia; and several cousins. Funeral services were to be held at the gravesite in Amity Methodist Church Cemetery on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Rev L. Ray Sparrow was to officiate and Masonic gravesite rites were to be given by Mattamuskeet Lodge #328. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 10, 1999; pg. 8A)

BRITTON, Lizzie Mae Credle

Lizzie Mae Credle Britton, 95, of Swan Quarter died early Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at the home of her nephew and his wife, Tom and Jeanne Credle of Edenton.  Born in Hyde County, April 14, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Martin and Lizzie Payne Credle.   She received her education in the former Swan Quarter School , worked as a clerk at the Hyde County Health Department during the 1930’s.  She married Andrew Jackson Britton in 1941 and lived in Conway until his death in 1979.   She was a member of Home Extension Service for more than 50 years between Hyde and Northampton counties.   She was a faithful member of Providence United Methodist Church , Swan Quarter, NC for many years.  One of her special places of service in the church was teaching young children.  She was a member and leader in the Conway United Methodist Church for 38 years where she served as Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher.   She returned her membership to Providence United Methodist Church and later Soule United Methodist Church, Swan Quarter, NC.   In 2002 she moved to Edenton and became an associate member of Edenton United Methodist Church where she received her 75 year pin for membership in the United Methodist Women in 2006.  Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday in Providence United Methodist Church in Swan Quarter.   Steve Bryan and Reverend Charles Moseley will preside and eulogies will be offered by her step grandson, Buzzy Boseman; and nephews, Thomas P. Credle and Richard P. Credle.   Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Surviving her is a step-daughter, Mary Lou Boseman of Rocky Mount ; two step-grandchildren, Robert R. Boseman and Carol B. Taylor; and five nephews, Thomas P. Credle, Richard P. Credle, Paul E. Credle, Mike P. Credle, and David P. Credle   She was preceded in death by sisters, Alva C. Wise and Beatrice C. Williams; brothers, Milbern Credle, Burnice Credle and Edward Credle.  Friends may visit with the family beginning at 1:00 .p.m. Thursday until the hour of the funeral and after the interment in the fellowship hall of the Providence Church.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service obituary)

BRITTON, Patrick Beamon

OXFORD - Funeral rites will be conducted at 12 noon Sunday at Stovall Baptist Church for Patrick Beamon BRITTON, 52, whose death occurred at his home in Stovall Friday night. The Rev. Curtis Knowles, pastor, will be assisted by the Rev. Lewis Styron of Roanoke Rapids and the Rev. Herman Dilday of Seaboard. There will be a graveside service at 4 p.m. at Galatia Baptist Church Cemetery in Northampton County. A native of Northampton County and a graduate of Wake Forest, Britton had taught in Hyde, Gates and Martin counties before serving 13 years as a principal in Northampton. He was principal of Stovall School 8 years prior to his retirement last June. He was a deacon of Stovall Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Louise Taylor Britton; a daughter, Nancy of the home; two sisters: Mrs. Robert S. Hendley of Conway and Mrs. Lloyd W. Piland of Seaboard; six brothers: Knox and Grady of Seaboard, Jay of Conway, Horace and Guy of Jackson, and Eley J. Britton of Ahoskie. (Unknown newspaper - October 9, 1957) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md.]

BROOKS, Audrey Terry O'Neal

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Audrey Terry O'Neal BROOKS, 84, of 19 West Bay Court, Swan Quarter, died Monday, June 6, 2005 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery with Raffael Farrow Jr. officiating.  Mrs. Brooks was born in Vance County on Jan. 4, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Luther Elmo and Dora Terry. She was married to Carlos O'Neal, who preceded her in death. She later married Leslie M. Brooks, who also preceded her in death.  Survivors include two sons, L. Edward O'Neal and Billy James Brooks, both of Swan Quarter; one daughter, Lois O. Brooks of Swan Quarter; two step-sons, William Brooks and Marvin Brooks, both of Swan Quarter; one brother, J.C. Terry of Chesapeake, Va.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Larry O'Neal; two step-sons, Tommy Brooks and Leslie "Larry" Brooks Jr.; three brothers, Willie Terry, Junie Terry and Redden Terry and four sisters, Reva McDougald, Eula Harrington, Ethel Harrington and Ruby Respess.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, June 7, 2005)

BROOKS, JR., Harry Skinner "Buddy"

SCRANTON- Harry Skinner BROOKS, JR., 58, of Scranton, died Sunday, March 18 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County, he was the son of the late Harry S. and Roxie Sawyer Brooks. He worked as a commercial fisherman and also as heavy equipment operator with McCall Construction Company. He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Susie Collins Brooks; two step-sons: Ben Firth of Washington and Anthony Williams of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; two step-daughters: Tammy Williams of Williamston and Jenny Keech of Bath; two sisters: Edna Harrell Tew of Bath and Sally B. Keech of Pinetown; his step-father, Reid Lowe of Scranton; two half-brothers: James Lowe and William Lowe, both of Scranton; and 7 step-grandchildren. Funeral services will he held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Epworth United Methodist Church in Sladesville. The Rev. Harold Harbin, Jr., pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Roland Tooley, Ray Tooley, Charles Tooley, Brad Lawrence, Terry McCall, Wally Van Horne, and C.J. Gibbs, Jr. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 20, 2001; pg. 11A)

BROOKS, JR., Harry Skinner

AUTO MISHAP TAKES LIVES OF TWO SLADESVILLE MEN NEAR BELHAVEN SUNDAY - Funeral services were held Thursday for Harry Skinner BROOKS, 54, and Walter A. Sawyer, 40, victims of an automobile crash Sunday night on US 264 four and a half miles east of Belhaven.  Although the services were held at Mt. Olive Christian Church, the one for Mr. Books, held first, included Masonic rites, while the service for Mr. Sawyer, two hours later, did not.  Brooks was killed instantly when his 1946 Buick left the road at the beginning of a curve where the highway intersects a rural road.  The car traveled 342 feet after it left the pavement, turned over several times and came to a stop a few feet from a house occupied by Frances Windley, colored.  According to Jack Gaylord, deputy coroner, Brooks died of a broken neck.  His body was hurled 33 1/2 feet from the car.  He was riding in the front seat between Walter Sawyer who was driving, and C.J. Sawyer, father of Walter and father-in-law of Brooks.  The elder man sustained minor injuries.  When the car, which had been headed east, came to a stop it caught fire but the flames were quickly extinguished by occupants of the house and a passerby who pulled C.J. and Walter Sawyer from the automobile.  Walter Sawyer, bought to the hospital in Belhaven, died late Monday afternoon.  All the ribs on one side were crushed and he received internal injuries.  Brooks, whose family live at Montgomery, near Sladesville, was home on a 30-day leave.  He was a chief engineer serving on merchant ships and worked out of New York, although he was a native of Hyde County.  A son of Mrs. and Mrs. David Brooks, he married Miss Roxy Sawyer.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters and a son.  Walter Sawyer, whose home was Terra Ceia, was married to Miss Mabel Lowe of Ponzer, who survives, as do seven children: Robert, Dorris, Walter Jr., Wilbur Gene, Dorothy, Woodrow and Mabel Ann.  His parents, Mr. & Mrs. C.J. Sawyer of Montgomery, a brother and four sisters, including Mrs. Brooks, survive.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 20, 1951; pg. 8)

ACCIDENT VICTIMS' FUNERAL CONDUCTED - Funeral services were held Thursday at Mt. Olive Christian Church in Hyde County for Harry S. Brooks and Walter A. Sawyer, victims of an automobile accident which occurred the previous Sunday night on Highway 264, five miles from Belhaven.  The Rev. George Downey, pastor of the First Christian Church in Belhaven conducted the rites.  Masonic rites also were held for Mr. Brooks.  The men were brothers-in-law.  Mr. Brooks is survived by his wife, Mrs. Roxie Brooks; and three children: Harry S. Jr., Sally Helen and Ruth, all of Scranton.  Other survivors are Dock Brooks of Belhaven, Golden G. Brooks of Pinetown, Earl E. Brooks of Troy, N.Y., and William David Brooks of New York City.  The latter two brothers were unable to be here for the rites.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 27, 1951; pg. 1)

BROOKS, Larry Leslie

SWAN QUARTER - Larry Leslie BROOKS, 56, died Sunday night, May 23 in Pungo District Hospital Emergency Room in Belhaven. Born in the Lake Landing community of Hyde County, February 3, 1943, he was the son of the late Leslie Merritt and Maggie Lee Jones Brooks. He was retired from the U.S. Army following 20 years service which included two tours of duty in Vietnam and also served in Turkey and Germany. Surviving are his wife, Margie E. Brooks; a daughter, Brenda L. Railton of Washington; his step-mother, Audrey Brooks of Rose Bay; three brothers: William E. Brooks and his wife Lois, Marvin L. Brooks and his wife Glenda, all of Swan Quarter, and Billy Brooks and his wife Cindy, of Rose Bay; a grandson, Anthony D. "T.J." Railton of Washington; a special aunt, Zona Bell Harris of Swan Quarter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Brooks Cemetery in the Gullrock community of Hyde County. Steve Bryan officiated and full military honors were offered by a squadron from Fort Bragg. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 27, 1999; pg. 10A)

BROWN, Carney Belk

SWAN QUARTER - Mr. Carney Belk BROWN, 86, of Route 1, died May 20, 1997, in the Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. Mr. Brown was born in Hyde County, June 8, 1910, the son of the late Hezekiah Brown and Etta Warner Brown. He married the former Irene Carawan of July 4, 1930, who survives. Mr. Brown was a commercial fisherman. He was the oldest living member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Swan Quarter. He was also a former member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Surviving are his wife, Irene; two daughters: Leona Brown Pugh of Gull Rock and Connie Brown Gibbs of Pinetown; two brothers: Robert Brown of Suffolk, Hezikiah Brown Jr. of Norfolk; a sister, Clendenen Rice of Burlington, N.C.; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Calvary Presbyterian Church, Oyster Creek Landing, by the Revs. Lynne Manilla, Phil Emmert and Rafael Farrow Jr. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter. The family will receive friends at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, from 7 to 9 p.m. today and other times at his home, Route 1, Box 154, Swan Quarter. The body will be taken from the funeral home to Calvary Presbyterian Church to lie in state from 12:30 Friday until the funeral hour. The following will serve as pallbearers, Wayne Harris, Barry Harris, Joseph Pugh, Clyde Gibbs Jr., Cory Gibbs, Ken Harris Jr. and Keith Harris. (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, May 22, 1997; pg. 10B)

BROWN, JR., Charles Matthew

OCRACOKE - Charles Matthew BROWN, JR., 77, a resident of Ocracoke Island and more recently a patient at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, N.C., died Friday, December 3, 1999 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, N.C. He was born in Washington, D.C on July 6, 1917, the son of the late Charles Matthew and Beulah Clements Brown. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electrician. He retired from Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. of Washington, D.C. as an electronic engineer. He had a deep interest in the Civil War; his grandfather and great-uncle fought at Vicksburg and two other great uncles fought at Gettysburg all on the same day, July 4, 1863. He was a member of the telephone Pioneers of America. He spent his free time enjoying his hobby of working on talking books for the blind. He had resided on Ocracoke Island for the past 22 years. Surviving are his wife, Therese Rittue Brown; a son, Christopher J. Brown and his wife Gloria of Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter, Betty Lou Maier and her husband Rod of Whitehall, Pa., a brother, John Brown and his wife Jeanne of Rockville, Md.; three sisters: Regina Hageman of College Park, Md., Mary Margaret Camus of Berwyn, Md., and Marie Anglim of Vienna, Va.; a sister-in-law, Mildred Brown of Frederick, Md.; and three grandchildren: Ian C. Brown, Christine J. Brown and Christopher M. Maier. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Brown. No funeral services are planned at this time. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 7, 1999; pg. 11A)

BROWN, Garfield

ENGELHARD - Garfield BROWN, 72, died in Portal, Ga. on Sunday, October 31, at his residence. Born in Engelhard, September 10, 1927, he was the son of the late Benny and Mamie Gibson Brown, he was a member of the Covenant Baptist Church and served on the Usher Board. He worked as a gourmet chef for 36 years and owned his own catering business for more than 20 years. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 6, at Scarboro Grove Baptist Church in Portal, Ga. Burial was in the church cemetery. Among local survivors are two sisters: Georgia Lewis of Chesapeake, Va. and Carrie Rickard of Engelhard; two brothers: Tom Brown and Edward Brown, both of Engelhard. Arrangements were handled by James R. Barnes Mortuary in Statesboro, Ga. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 11, 1999; pg. 10A)

BROWN, Hilda Pugh

Hilda Pugh Brown, 79, of 209 Main Street, Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital following surgery.  Born in Lake Landing Township, August 30, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Jackson and Willie O’Neal Pugh. She graduated from the former Engelhard High School and was valedictorian of her class. She was a long time member of Providence United Methodist Church which later merged as a part of Soule United Methodist Church where she had also been faithful. She was an active part of United Methodist Women and was active in the former Extension Homemaker’s organization. She was known by many for her giving spirit and found great joy in helping worthy causes and people. She was married to Thaddeus Brown, Jr. who preceded her in death.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Pastor J. H. Daniels will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Mecalf, Marshall Gill, Brandon Cutrell, Blake Cutrell, Joey Weatherly, Chad Marshall, Eric Sadler and Ray Stotesberry.  Surviving are a son, Lawrence C. Gill and wife, Mary of Swan Quarter; two daughters, Geraldine Weatherly and husband, Keith and Vicky Cutrell and husband, Stevie both of Fairfield; a sister, Gertrude Carawan of the Gull Rock Community; grandchildren, Stephanie Marshall, Brandon Cutrell, Amy Sadler, Michelle Stotesberry, Blake Cutrell, Karen Metcalf, Marshall Gill, Michael Metcalf, Heather Gill and Joey Weatherly; great grandchildren, Deanna Marshall, Kara Marshall and Kaegan Sadler.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Thursday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of Larry and Mary Gill, Academy Street in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, May 29, 2008)

BROWN, Irene Carawan

Mrs. Irene Carawan Brown, age 94, a resident of 305 Hwy. 94, Swan Quarter, died Monday, May 26, 2008 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, May 29, 2008 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter, conducted by Rev. Juli Gicker-Anderson and Pastor Travis Boyd. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mrs. Brown’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Wayne Harris, Barry Harris, Joseph M. Pugh, Clyde Gibbs, Jr., Cory Gibbs, Keith Harris and Ken Harris, Jr.  Mrs. Brown was born in Pamlico county on August 18, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Rufus Carawan and Elizabeth Potter Carawan. Mrs. Brown was a homemaker. She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.  On July 4, 1930, she married Carney B. Brown, who preceded in her in death on may 20, 1997.  Survivors include two daughters, Leona Pugh of Engelhard, Connie Gibbs and her husband, Clyde of Pinetown; two brothers, Poe Carawan of Salisbury, Guyon Carawan of Buena Vista, Va.; six grandchildren, Wayne Harris, Barry Harris, Joseph Pugh, Clyde Gibbs, Jr., Cory Gibbs and Candace Latham; eight great grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death three grandchildren, Ken Harris, Connie A. Pugh, Gloria Gibbs; a great granddaughter, Diana Carol Harris; two son in laws, William Harris and Joseph Pugh; three sisters: and 12 brothers.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven and other times at the home of her daughter, Leona Pugh, 29 Mt. Pleasant Village Road, Engelhard.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Brown family.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, May 27, 2008)

BROWN, Jessie Emory

BROWN, Jessie Emory Brown, 91, died on January 16, 2008, in Woodstock, Georgia. A native of Swan Quarter, N.C., she was the eldest child of the late Zebulon and Florida Emory and the wife of the late Hadley Brown. Mrs. Brown is survived by one son, Reginald Brown, and his wife, Betsy Stevens Brown, of Roswell, Ga.; by three grandchildren, Treg Brown and his wife Linda of Alpharetta, Ga., Paige Brown of Decatur, Ga., and Lance Brown and his wife Shannon of Houston, Texas; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Thomsa Mayo of Swan Quarter, N.C. and Joan Young of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and one brother, Bennett Emory of Swan Quarter. A graveside service will be conducted on January 19 at Crowell Brothers Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross, Ga.  (Washington Daily News - January 18. 2008)

BROWN, Laura Barber

WASHINGTON - Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Barber BROWN, 78, were held at the Episcopal Church at Swan Quarter Monday afternoon by the Rev. A.J. Mackie of Belhaven. Burial was in Soule Cemetery. Mrs. Brown died at her home in Swan Quarter Sunday night after an illness of two weeks. She was born and reared in Beaufort County but had lived in Hyde for many years. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and took an active interest in it as long as her health would permit. Surviving are one son, Harry P. Brown of this city; three daughters: Mrs. Ed Spencer, Miss Jennie Brown, and Mrs. John N. Rumley; one brother, the Rev. Hobert Barber of Charleston, S.C.; and a half-brother, the Rev. Milton Barber, rector emeritus of Christ Church in Raleigh. (Washington Daily News - June 1937) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md.]

BROWN, Lida

NORFOLK - Lida BROWN, 97, of the 900 block of Princess Anne Road, died March 29, 1996, in a local hospital. She was born in Hyde County, N.C., and was a housewife. She was a Baptist. She is survived by two daughters: Leta Benjamin of Norfolk and Grace Bell Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sons: Jodie "Joe'' Brown, and George Brown, both of Norfolk, and Robert Brown of Camden, N.J.; 30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, William Smith of Camden; a daughter-in-law, Martha Brown of Camden; Jeanette Black and Joe Black, both of Norfolk; and a host of other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Alice and John Selby; a sister, Clotee Lewis; a brother, David Brown. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Dr. I. Joseph Williams officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Shady Cemetery in Newport News. (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, April 6, 1996; pg. 4B)

BROWN, Margaret Morris

GATESVILLE, N.C. - Margaret Morris BROWN, 77, of Route One, died March 19, 1998, in Guardian Care Nursing Home. A native of Hyde County, she was a member of Middle Swamp Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late David Morris and Winifred Dunn Morris, and the widow of Hallet Lee Brown. Survivors include two daughters: Anne Wilson of Sunbury and Donna McCuiston of Chesapeake; two sons: Hallet Brown II of Gates and James R. Brown of Eure; a sister, Mary M. Foreman of Belhaven, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today in Middle Swamp Baptist Church by the Rev. Russell Blanchard and the Rev. Dale Morris. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was held Saturday at Harrell Funeral Home, Gatesville. (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, March 22, 1998; pg. 8B)

BROWN, Robert Eugene

SUFFOLK - Robert Eugene BROWN, 80, of the 500 block of Butler Ave. died Oct. 23, 1997. A native of Swan Quarter, N.C., he was a retired accountant with the electric cooker division of General Foods and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He also was a funeral assistant and organist at Hill Funeral Home. Mr. Brown was a member of Magnolia United Methodist Church, Suffolk, where he was involved in the Savage Bible Study Class. He was the widower of Ora Roberts Brown and the son of the late Hezekiah Brown and Jennie Etta Warner Brown. Survivors include his daughter, Jean B. Stephenson of Richmond; a son, Robert B. Brown of Suffolk; a sister, Clenden B. Rice of Burlington, N.C.; a brother, Hezzie Brown, Jr. of Norfolk; grandchildren: Lisa S. Wilson and Christopher H. Stephenson, both of Richmond, and R. Garren Brown of Virginia Beach. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Magnolia United Methodist Church, Suffolk, by the Rev. James W. Draper. Burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family at the residence, and they suggest memorial donations be made to the donor's charity of choice. Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, October 25, 1997; pg. 6B)

BROWN, JR., Thaddeus

SWAN QUARTER - Thaddeus BROWN, JR., 78, of Swan Quarter, died Sunday, November 10, at Pungo District Hospital. Born in Swan Quarter, he was the son of the late Thaddeus and Leta Berry Brown. He was a member of Providence United Methodist Church and a member of the Methodist Men's Fellowship. He worked for many years as a commercial fisherman and was an avid hunter and member of Rose Bay Hunting Club. Surviving are his wife, Hilda Pugh Brown; a son, Larry C. Gill of Swan Quarter; two daughters: Geraldine G. Weatherly and Vickie G. Cutrell, both of Fairfield; a brother, Kenneth Brown of Redwood City, California; a sister, Maryanna B. Wilkinson of Lake Junaluska; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. The Rev. Chris Humphries will officiate. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 12, 1996; pg. 8A)

BROWN, Walton Ruffin

ELIZABETH CITY - Walton Ruffin BROWN, 72, died January 30 at his residence at South McMorrine Street. He was the son of the late George W. Brown and Cordelia Bridgman Brown. He was preceded in death by a sister, Anne Laura Brown Lowry and a brother, Edison Brown. He was a retired commercial fisherman and a member of Primitive Baptist Church. He is survived by a grandnephew, Walter Robert Lowry of Charlotte. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 2 , at 4 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Apartments Ballroom. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, February 6, at 2 p.m. in the Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 2, 1993; pg. 8A)

BRYANT, Alice Ardell

Miss Alice Ardell Bryant, 71, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Annie P. Bryant, 1718 Swamp Road, Engelhard. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Tuesday, December 20, 2011)

BRYANT, Betsy Elizabeth

SWAN QUARTER - Betsy Elizabeth BRYANT, 97, of the 1700 block of Quarter Road, died March 7, 2004. A funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard, N.C. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, March 12, 2004)

BRYANT, Ivy Dean

ENGELHARD - Ivy Dean Bryant, 74, of Greenhill Road, died Friday, August 13 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  Born August 3, 1936 in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Len Bryant and the late Betsy Selby.  She was disabled.  Surviving are her daughter, Iris B. Murray of Engelhard; two brothers, Robert Bryant of Richmond, Va. and Cola G. Bryant of South Carolina; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service was held Saturday, August 21 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Smith officiating and burial followed in the Brown Memorial Cemetery, Engelhard.  Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 24, 2010; pg. 10A)

BRYANT, Joffrey

OCRACOKE - Joffrey BRYANT, 82, died Saturday, November 6, at Parkview Health Care Center in Carneys Point, N.J. Mr. Bryant was born in Ocracoke and was a retired Merchant Marine seaman. He is the son of the late Leonard and Jane Blount Bryant. He is survived by three sisters: Muzel Bryant and Annie Barber, both of Ocracoke, and Mamie Bryant of New York, N.Y.; two nieces: Mary Bryant of New York and Nellie Lewis of Jersey City, N.J. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 13, at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Vance Way officiating. Burial will follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel is handling the arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 11, 1999; pg. 10A)

BRYANT, Julius Smith

OCRACOKE - Julius Smith BRYANT, 73, died Wednesday, June 1, in a Greenville hospital. Mr. Bryant, a native of Ocracoke was a commercial fisherman and a former employee of the National Park Service. He was the son of the late Leonard and Jane Blount Bryant. Surviving are four sisters: Mildred Bryant, Muzell Bryant, Annie Barber, all of Ocracoke and Mamie Bryant of New York City, N.Y.; one brother, Joffery Bryant of Salem, N.J.; and a long-time companion, Mattie Hunter of Plymouth; and two nieces: Mary Bryant of New York City, N.Y., and Nellie Lewis of Jersey City, N.J. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Monday, June 6, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Jim Johnson and the Rev. Tim Lynch. Burial will follow in the Community Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 5, 1994)

BRYANT, Meta Pearl

HYDE CO., N.C. - Meta Pearl BRYANT, 70, died June 13, 1995. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Faithful Hannah Baptist Church. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

BRYANT, Mildred May

OCRACOKE - Mildred May BRYANT, 87, of Ocracoke, died Sunday, Feb. 26 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Born in Ocracoke, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Jane Blount Bryant. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md. She is survived by three sisters: Muzell Byrant and Annie Barber, both of Ocracoke, and Mamie Bryant of New York City; one brother, Joffrey Bryant of Salem, N.J.; and two nieces: Mary Bryant of New York City and Nellie Lewis of Jersey City. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 2, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Tim Lynch. Burial will follow in the Community Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Arrangements were made by longtime friend Kenny Ballance of Ocracoke. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 28, 1995)

BRYANT, Minnie Lee Fulford

Mrs. Minnie Lee Fulford BRYANT, 95, of Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, and formerly of 601 Goshen Back Road, Engelhard, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Cross Creek Health Care Center.  A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Mount Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Church with Elder Walter O'Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery, Engelhard.  Mrs. Bryant was born in Hyde County on May 28, 1907. She was the daughter of the late John E. and Carolina G. Fulford. She completed the educational requirements at Middleton Community School. She was married to Early D. Bryant, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Magnolia Chapter No. 204, Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of Mount Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Church, where she served on the Mother Board and Deaconess Board.  Survivors include four sons, Melvin Bryant, Leon Bryant and Jerrel L. Bryant, all of Engelhard, and Timothy Bryant of Washington, D.C.; three daughters, Naomi Bryant and Ardell Bryant, both of Engelhard, and Willie Mae Goodman of Bronx, N.Y.; 32 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Maranda Blount of Edenton; and one brother, Lee Thomas Young of Alexandria, Va.  She was preceded in death by six children, Julian, Robert, Milbert, John E. Bryant, Priscilla Credle and Carrie Pearson.  The family will receive friends at the home of her son, Leon Bryant, 1862 Swamp Road, Engelhard.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, May 22, 2003)

BRYANT, Muzel Belle

OCRACOKE, NC - Muzel "Musie" Belle Bryant, 103, died Monday, February 18th at her residence in Ocracoke, North Carolina. A native of Ocracoke all of her life, she was the daughter of the late Leonard & Jane Bryant. Muzel was the last of the only African American family residing on Ocracoke and a special legacy to this island.  She is preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Bryant, and five brothers, Artis, Lewis, Joffery, Julius and John Thomas Bryant.  Ms. Bryant is survived by two sisters, Annie L. Barber, 93, of Crosscreek Health Care in Swan Quarter, NC, and Mamie L. Bryant, 97, of New York, New York; two nieces, Mary Bryant of New York, New York, and Nellie Lewis of Jersey City, New Jersey; one great-nephew, Bobby Lewis of Georgia; and one great-great-nephew, Chris Godley of Greenville, North Carolina.  Ms. Bryant is survived by one special person who loved her very much, Kenny Ballance of Ocracoke. Kenny wishes to express special thanks to his family and friends for all they did to help Musie.  Funeral services and committal will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. Joyce Reynolds and Rev. Sam Garris. Special music will be played starting at 12:45p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel of Manteo, NC, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 19, 2008; pg. 6A)

BRYANT, Robert Lee

ENGELHARD - Robert Lee BRYANT, 72, died April 4 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Mr. Bryant was born April 23, 1927 in Hyde County. He was a store owner. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca S. Bryant of Engelhard; his mother, Minnie F. Bryant of Swan Quarter; two daughters: Judy B. Hardy of Swan Quarter and Dorenda Bryant of Winterville; two sons: Byron Bryant of Fayetteville and Rodney Bryant of Arlington, Va.; three sisters: Willie M. Goodman of Bronx, N.Y., Naomi Bryant and Alice Bryant, both of Engelhard; six brothers: Timothy Bryant of Washington, D.C., Milbert Bryant of Brooklyn, N.Y., John E. Bryant, Melvin Bryant, Leon Bryant and Jerrell Bryant, all of Engelhard; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9 at Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ with Elder Walter O'Neal officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 9, 2000; pg. 12A)

BRYANT, Stella Halsey

COLUMBA, N.C. - Stella Halsey BRYANT, 88, of the 1200 block of Gladiola Crescent, died June 26, 1998, at Bay Pointe Medical and Rehabilitation Center. Stella Halsey Bryant was a native of Columbia, N.C., and attended the public schools of Tyrrell County. After graduating from elementary school, she enrolled in the Elizabeth City State Normal High School where she graduated with honors. In later years she received her bachelor of science degree in education from Elizabeth City State College, now Elizabeth City State University. Mrs. Bryant studied further at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. She taught 47 years in the public schools, 35 years in Tyrrell County, six years in Hyde County and six years in Creswell, N.C. She was an active member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Columbia, N.C., where she was the adviser of the church family. She was also a member of Queen Vashti Chapter, Order of Eastern Star No. 573. Stella was married to the late Melton Wesby Bryant. She leaves to cherish her memory a very devoted daughter, Bertha Bryant Corprew and her husband, Charles A. Corprew Jr.; a very devoted grandson, Charles A. Corprew III, whom she loved so dearly and was so affectionately called ``Granny'' by him; and a host of the dearest relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Columbia, N.C. Home going services will be at noon Thursday at the same church. Viewing will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. The family will assemble in Stella's home in Columbia for the procession to the church. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, N.C., is handling arrangements. Graves Funeral Home provided information. (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, July 1, 1998; pg. 8B)

BRYANT, Timothy

Mr. Timothy Bryant, 64, a resident of Washington, D.C., and formerly of Engelhard, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Brown Memorial Cemetery, Engelhard. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Friday, November 7, 2014)

BUCKWALTER, Helen Williams

PORTSMOUTH - Helen Williams BUCKWALTER, 92, a resident of Province Place of Maryview, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2001. Born in Sladesville, N.C., she was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and Longwood College. She was the widow of Rupert E. Buckwalter and the last survivor of the nine children of Morgan Gilbert Williams and Annie Laura Carawan Williams. She is survived by her son, Paul and a special friend, Dennis Ramey; many loving nieces and nephews and cousins of the Williams, Buckwalter and Buxton families; and many dear friends. Visitation will be at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted by the rev. Raymond Edmonds at 11 a.m. Monday in Olive branch Cemetery. (The Virginian-Pilot - March 10, 2001) [Kindly submitted by Kathryn B. "Kitty" Humphries.]

BUNCH, Madeline Gibbs

Madeline Gibbs Bunch, 87, of 443 Belhaven Square, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at her home. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. The family will receive friends following the service. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Tuesday, December 28, 2010)

BURNETTE, Dorothy

ENGELHARD, N.C. - Dorothy BURNETTE, 74, died Oct. 31, 1991, in a hospital. Mrs. Burnette was born in Engelhard, N.C., where she was a member of Mount Pilgrim Disciples Church. Survivors include two sisters: Etta Gibbs and Louise Coleman, both of New York City, and a brother, Dennis Gibbs of Elizabeth City. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Mount Pilgrim Disciples Church by the Rev. John Bryant. Burial will be in Brown Memorial Cemetery in Engelhard. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, N.C., is handling arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, November 5, 1991; pg. 2D)

BURNETTE, Olivia Mason

CHESAPEAKE - Olivia Mason BURNETTE, 91, of the 600 block of Milby Drive, went to be with the Lord Oct. 17, 2003.  Born in Hyde County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Jennie Mason. Mrs. Burnette was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Katherine Maurice. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of Indian River Baptist Church, the Joy class and the Merry Makers.  She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Gay and Buddy Maurice of Virginia Beach, Marjorie and Neil Kraus of Chesapeake and Jessie and Aubrey Cross of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Maxine Mason of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, with the Rev. Robert E. Jordan officiating. Interment in Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, October 19, 2003)

BURR, Dorothy Ann Cuthrell

Dorothy Ann Cuthrell BURR, 65, of Lumberton, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham.  Born Aug. 13, 1940, in Swan Quarter, she was the daughter of Mary Cowan Cuthrell and the late Fred Edward Cuthrell of Swan Quarter.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.  Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband of 46 years, William Burr of Lumberton; a daughter, Salena E. Rowell and husband, Tony, of Lumberton; a son, Fred L. Burr of Hope Mills; a daughter, Brenda B. Rogers of Lumberton; a brother, Edward Roy Cuthrell of Rogersville, Tenn.; a sister, Kay C. Emory of Swan Quarter; grandchildren Angela Parker, Jennifer Cottrell and husband, Doug, Tollie Rowell, Carla Rowell, DeAnn Burr, Kristy Andrews, Stanley Rogers; and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sons, William Tooley Burr and Stanley Albert Burr, and her father, Fred Edward Cuthrell.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Edward Roy Cuthrell will officiate.  The family will receive friends on Sunday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter and at other times at the home of her mother, Mary C. Cuthrell, in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, August 14, 2005)

BURRUS, Andrew Jefferson

PORTSMOUTH - Andrew Jefferson BURRUS, of 907 Ellington Square, a native of Fairfield, N.C., and the husband of Mrs. Annie M. Burrus, died Saturday in Portsmouth Naval Hospital. He was a son of Mrs. Emily Harris Burrus. He was a retired 20-year Air Force veteran and a member of International Longshoreman's Association, Local #1248, and Snow Hill Baptist Church in Fairfield. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clarithia Bowe of Cheasapeke; four sisters, Mrs. Edna Riddick of Elizabeth City, N.C., Mrs. Jeanie Roberts of Florida, and Mrs. Agnes Cooper and Mrs. Sandra Gaylord of Norfolk; seven brothers: James H. Burrus of Fairfield, Matthew Burrus of Norfolk, Frank Burrus, Marshall Burrus and Enoch Burrus of Elizabeth City, Dale M. Burrus of New Jersey, and Roy Burrus of Spring Valley, N.Y.; and 4 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Moint Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Middlesex, N.C. by the Rev. Mr. Horton. Burial with military honors will be in Community Cemetery in Middlesex with Graves Funeral Home in Norfolk in charge. (Unknown newspaper with no date) [Note: Social Security Death Index indicates Andrew J. Burrus died in Portsmouth in September 1979.]

BURRUS, JR., Alonzo O.

OCRACOKE - Alonzo O. "Lonnie" BURRUS, JR., 61, died Sunday, Feb. 4, at a Pitt County hospital. He was a native of Ocracoke, the son of Mrs. H.W. Willis of Ocracoke and the late Alonzo O. Burrus, Sr. of Hatteras. Mr. Burrus was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1971 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Cora G. Burrus; one daughter, Karen L. Burrus; two sons: Lonnie R. Burrus and Johnny W. Burrus; seven grandchildren: Tina Johnson, Tabatha L. Garrish, Christopher G. Burrus, Bonnie M. Burrus, April L. Burrus, Joshua F. Burrus, and John Zachery Burrus; four aunts: Grace B. Bland, Marion B. Austin, Minnie A. Burrus, and Goldie S. Burrus; three uncles: Henry Bland, Bruce Austin, and Sam Maurice. He was preceded in death by two aunts: Lucy B. Maurice and Celia W. Tolson, and four uncles: William "Bill" Burrus, Adolphus Burrus, Enoch "Sid" Tolson, and L. Mack Williams. A funeral service will be Thursday, February 8, 1996 at 2 p.m. at Ocracoke United Methodist Church by Rev. J. Allen Lovell. Burial will follow in the O'Neal Family Cemetery in Ocracoke. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of these arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 8, 1996; pg. 6A)

BURRUS, Bobby Hughes

Bobby Hughes Burrus, 75, of 23040 U.S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter, died Monday, January 7, 2013, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital, Washington.  Born in Dare County, November 10, 1937, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Lula Mae Twiford Burrus. Bobby spent most of his working years in the automobile industry at McCoy’s Body Shop.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the family plot at Soule Cemetery. Rev. Jerald Craddock will officiate.  Surviving are a brother, Allen E. Burrus of Swan Quarter and a sister Carolyn B. O’Neal of Swan Quarter.  He was preceded in death by two brothers Johnny Burrus, Robert Burrus and a sister Willie Estelle Burrus.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  Washington Daily News - Wednesday, January 9, 2013)

BURRUS, JR., Claud Webster

DUDLEY - Master Sgt. Claud Webster BURRUS, JR., (Ret. U.S. Air Force), 64, died September 13 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Born in Hyde County, he was the son of the late Claud W. Sr. and Helene Gibbs Burrus, father of the late Nancy Burrus and brother of the late Walter Speight Burrus. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 22 years of service, was a former employee of Nash General Hospital and N.C. Salvage. He was a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Mr. Burrus is survived by his wife, Estelle "Pee Wee" Burrus; five sons: Terry Burrus of Swan Quarter, Larry Burrus of Washington, Jerry Burrus and Ricky Burrus, both of Greenville, and Claud "Porky" Burrus, III of Washington; two daughters: Julia Woodard Gray of Madiera Beach, Florida and Debra Thompson of Swan Quarter; a special sister-in-law and her husband, Peggy and Bobby Alphin of Warsaw; and 16 grandchildren. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be directed to the Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Arrangements were by Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home in Mount Olive. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 20, 1998; pg 14A)

BURRUS, Devonia Lynnette

FAIRFIELD - Devonia Lynnette BURRUS, 18, of Fairfield, died Sunday, August 4 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  She was the daughter of Myra Fonville of Fairfield and Vincent Whitney of Greensboro.  She was a 2002 graduate of Mattamuskeet High School and was employed at McDonald's in Manteo.  Besides her parents, Miss Burrus is survived by her brothers: James J. "J.J." Burrus of the home and Brian Whitney of Greensboro; step-father, Corey Fonville and step-mother, Mary Whitney, both of Engelhard; grandmother, Lodia A. Burrus of Engelhard; grandfathers: Linburgh Whitney of Greensboro and Lawrence Spencer of Fairfield; and great-grandmother, Lizzie Spencer of Fairfield.  Funeral services were set for 3 p.m. Saturday, August 10 at Mattamuskeet High School with burial in Fairfield Community Cemetery.  Arrangements by Blair Funeral Home in Edenton.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 11, 2002; pg. 14A)

BURRUS, Doris Virginia Spencer

Mrs. Doris Virginia Spencer BURRUS, 67, of Fairfield, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Snow Hill Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jessie Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Community Cemetery.  Mrs. Burrus was born in Hyde County on June 10, 1936. She was the daughter of Roosevelt Spencer and the late Blanche W. Spencer. She had worked in a crab plant.  Survivors include three sons, Thomas Burrus of Pleasant Gardens, Edward Burrus of Washington and Bobby Burrus of Japan; two daughters, Hilda Burrus of Fairfield and Brenda Burrus of Washington; three brothers, Dennis Spencer of Greensboro, John R. R. Spencer of Fairfield and Willie L. Barrow of Plymouth; four sisters, Delores Harris of Brooklyn, N.Y., Rosa Lee Pierce of Belhaven, Mary Johnson of Pinetown and Carrie Spencer of Freemont; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, January 30, 2004)

BURRUS, Dorothy Virginia

FAIRFIELD - Dorothy Virginia BURRUS, 77, of Hyde County, died August 11, in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Mrs. Burrus was a member of the Snow Hill Baptist Church in Fairfield. She is survived by four daughters: Lodia Allen Burrus of Fairfield, Dorothy B. McCabe of Swan Quarter, Retha B. Sykes of Norfolk, Va., and Gloria J. Burrus of Fairfield; four sons: Jimmie Thomas Burrus and Leandus Burrus, both of Fairfield, and Danny Larry Burrus and Kenneth Earl Burrus, both of Engelhard; one brother, Albert Whitaker of Fairfield; three sisters [only 2 named]: Mrs. Farris Simpson of Roper and Mrs. Willner Spencer of Swan Quarter; 26 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Due to renovations at Snow Hill Baptist Church, services were to be held at Star Zion Disciple Church in Fairfield on Saturday, August 16, at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in Fairfield Cemetery. Blair Funeral Service in Edenton is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 17, 1997)

BURRUS, Mrs. Eleanor Oden

Mrs. Eleanor Oden BURRUS, 83, a native of Hatteras and a resident of Ocracoke for the past several years, died Friday morning at 2:29 at the home following a long illness. She was the daughter of the late S.S. and Martha Jane O'Neal Oden and a member of Ocracoke Methodist Church. She is survived by six daughters: Mrs. Herman Spencer and Mrs. Monford Garrish of Ocracoke, Mrs. Raymond Beasley and Mrs. Victor D. Grigas of Portsmouth, Mrs. Henry Wilder of Norfolk and Mrs. T.L. Thorpe of Placentia, California; one son, Oscar Burrus of Ocracoke; five sisters: Mrs. Brittie Gaskill, Mrs. A.M. Austin, Mrs. Isabelle Ballance and Mrs. Millie Peele, all of Hatteras, and Mrs. Glen Comer of Dobson; two brothers: Dan Oden of Hatteras and J.T. Oden of Grifton, Georgia; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Ocracoke Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Boggs, pastor. Burial was in the Community Cemetery. (Unknown newspaper - November 1964) [Note: Eleanor Bridgman Oden Burrus died November 20, 1964]

BURRUS, Elsie Hooker

WASHINGTON - Mrs. Elsie Hooker BURRUS, 90, a resident of 904 N. Pierce St., Washington, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at her home.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 22, at 2:30 p.m. at Mount Hebron Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Washington, N.C. with Bishop Samuel Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Burrus was born in Hyde County Jan. 30, 1914, to the late Timothy Hooker and Sanktoria Morgan Hooker. She attended the schools of Hyde and Beaufort counties. She was a member of Mount Hebron Church of Christ Disciples of Christ where she served on the Mother Board. She was a member of the former Chocowinity Homemakers Club and served as treasurer.  She was married to Zack Burrus who preceded her in death March 10, 1971.  Survivors include three sons, Lorenza Burrus (Michelle), Baltimore, Md., Zack Burrus (Arlene), Brooklyn, N.Y. and Willie C. Burrus of the home; one daughter, Patricia Burrus Williams (Leo, Sr.), Washington, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Elder Calvin M. Hooker, Baltimore, Md., and one sister, Laura H. Taylor, Belhaven, N.C.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, 312 W. Martin Luther King Drive, Washington, N.C.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, May 31, 2004)

BURRUS, Enoch Lee

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Enoch Lee BURRUS, 68, of Elizabeth City, N.C., died at Albemarle Hospital
Wednesday June 6,2001.  A funeral service will be held at Corner Stone Missionary Baptist Church Monday at 1 p.m..  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be at Walson Funeral Home Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m..   The family will be at the home of his sister, Mrs. Edna B. Riddick.  Mr. Burrus was an employee of the City of Elizabeth City and the son of the late James and Emily Harris Burrus.  Survivors include three sisters: Edna B. Riddick of Elizabeth City, Agnes Cooper of Norfolk, Va. and Sandra Gaylord of Virginia Beach, Va.; four brothers: Marshall Burrus, Franklin Burrus, Delmonte Burrus and Ray Burrus all of Spring Valley , N.Y.  (The Daily Advance - Saturday, June 9, 2001)  [Kindly submitted by Pat Richard]

BURRUS, Helene Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Helene Gibbs BURRUS, 85, of Route #1, (the Middletown Community), died February 12 in Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro. A Hyde County native, she was the daughter of the late Corbin and Elizabeth Spencer Gibbs. She was the widow of Claud W. Burrus, Sr. who died in 1968. Mrs. Burrus was a member of Middletown Christian Church. Surviving are two sons: Claud W. Burrus, Jr. of Goldsboro and W. Speight Burrus of Pinehurst; a brother, Roy Gibbs of Greenville; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Andrew Burrus Cemetery, Route #1, Engelhard. Steve Bryan will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 16, 1993)

BURRUS, SR., James Howard

ENGELHARD - Mr. James Howard BURRUS, SR., 64, of Engelhard, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Star of Zion Church of Christ with Bishop A.E. Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Spencer Cemetery, Engelhard.  Mr. Burrus was born in Hyde County on Dec. 19, 1939. He was the son of the late Tom and Nora M. Burrus. He was married to Martha Y. Burrus, who survives. He had been employed as a farmer.  Survivors include three sons, James Burrus Jr. and Willie Burrus, both of Engelhard, and Roy Woods of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one daughter, Barbara McCoy of Engelhard; four brothers, James H. Burrus, Willie E. Burrus and Lee Thomas Burrus, all of Fairfield, and Joe N. Burrus of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Rosetta Floyd of Florida; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, December 10, 2004)

BURRUS, SR., James Leonard

SCRANTON - Mr. James Leonard BURRUS, SR., 68, of 2092 Pudding Hill Road, Scranton, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at Cross Creek Care Center in Swan Quarter.  A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ-Disciples of Christ in Scranton with Vice Bishop Charlie Butler officiating. Burial will follow in the Clark family cemetery.  Mr. Burrus was born on Sept. 26, 1940 in Hyde County. He was the son of the late Luella Clark Burrus and James Leslie Burrus. He attended the public schools of Hyde County. He was employed as a mechanic. He was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ-Disciples of Christ.  He was married to Grace Lene Chadwick Burrus, who survives.  Survivors include three daughters, Shelia Burrus, Annette Burrus and Francine Harper, all of New York; one son, James Leonard Burrus Jr. of Plymouth; two sisters, Willie Bea Green and Lucrestia Burrus, both of New York; nine grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Manuel Burrus and William Henry Burrus.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, January 25, 2009)

BURRUS, James "Tom" H.

FAIRFIELD - James (Tom) H. Burrus, 72, died Sunday, August 23.  A funeral service was set for Saturday, August 29 at 2 p.m. at Star of Zion Disciples Church of Christ in Fairfield.  Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 30, 2009; pg. 8A)

BURRUS, Joseph Merritt

Joseph M. BURRUS, 72, died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Ocracoke. He was a native of Hatteras, the son of the late Richard and Martha J. O'Neal Burrus. He retired from the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1946. He was a member of the Ocracoke Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World. Surviviors are his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Oden Burrus; a son, Oscar M. Burrus of Portsmouth; six daughters: Mrs. Herman Spencer and Mrs. Monford Garrish of Ocracoke, Mrs. Raymond Beasley of Portsmouth, Mrs. T.L. Tharpe of Hawthorne, California, Mrs. V.D. Origas of Worcester, Mass., and Mrs. Sybil Simpson of California; five sisters: Mrs. R.D. Dailey of Hatteras, Mrs. Carrie Gray, Mrs. Mineva O'Neal, Miss Maude O'Neal, Miss Ona O'Neal, all of Black Mountain; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, July 20, 1951; pg. 8)

Final rites for Capt. Joseph Merritt BURRUS, 77, veteran lighthouse keeper, who died on Tuesday, July 17 at his home at Ocracoke, were held on Friday morning with Rev. W.Y. Stewart, pastor of the Ocracoke Methodist Church, officiating, and with the men of Octacoke Coast Guard as pallbearers. Capt. Burrus was the son of a sea captain of Hatteras and spent his early days at sea, joining the lighthouse service for a total of 45 years. Tangier Island, Thimble Shoals, Oliver's Reef, Crotan, Bluff Shoals, Cape Lookout and Ocracoke Lights were cared for by him. He spent 16 years in charge of the Ocracoke Lighthouse, retiring in 1947. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Oden Burrus, one son, Oscar Burrus of Norfolk; six daughters: Mrs. Monford Garrish, Mrs. Sybil Simpson, Mrs. Herman Spencer, all of Ocracoke, Mrs. C.L. Thorpe of Hawthorne, California, Mrs. Raymond Beasley of Portsmouth, Va. and Mrs. Victor Grigas of Worcester, Mass.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, July 27, 1951; pg. 4)

BURRUS, Laura Carter

ENGELHARD - Laura Carter BURRUS, 95, of the Middletown community of Engelhard, died at Cary Manor in Cary. Mrs. Burrus, a native of Hyde County, was the daughter of the late Robert Edward and Dora Saunderson Carter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, William Pell Burrus who died in 1987. She was a member of the Engelhard United Methodist Church and resided at St. Luke's Home for Retired Women in Raleigh until recently. Surviving are three sons: Charles L. Burrus of Knoxville, Tennessee, William S. Burrus of Raleigh, and James C. Burrus of Cary; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert S. Burrus, and a daughter, Margaret Burrus Gibbs. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Amity United Methodist Church near Engelhard with the Rev. Tom Suplee officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements were by Paul Funeral Homes in Belhaven. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 26, 1993; pg. 12A)

BURRUS, Lillie Mae Barber

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Lillie Mae Barber BURRUS, 84, of 1719 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Star of Zion Church of Christ with Elder Mathew Jennette officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery.  Mrs. Burrus was born in Tyrrell County on Sept. 21, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Beulah C. Barber. She was a homemaker.  Survivors include four sons, Arthur Burrus of Philadelphia, Pa. and David Burrus, Rolmus Burrus and Roger Burrus, all of Trenton, N.J.; five daughters, Vivian Weston of Plymouth, Linda Murray of Fairfield and Beulah Wilson, Barbara Smith and Cynthia Lakie, all of Trenton, N.J.; 27 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, June 17, 2005)

BURRUS, Luella Clark

SCRANTON - Mrs. Louella Clark BURRUS, 93, of Scranton, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Mahalia Baptist Church, Scranton with Elder James Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in the Clark family cemetery, Scranton.  Mrs. Burrus was born in Hyde County on Sept. 9, 1911. She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Aggie Davis Clark. She attended the Hyde County schools. She was married to James Leslie Burrus, who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1996. She was a lifelong member of St. Mahalia Baptist Church, where she formerly served as a choir member.  Survivors include two daughters, Willie Greene and Lucrestia B. Burrus, both of Manhattan, N.Y.; two sons, Manuel Burrus and James L. Burrus, both of Scranton; one sister, Emma Simpson of Scranton; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Addie M. Burrus; one son, William H. Burrus; two brothers, Greeley Clark and Harry Clark and three sisters, Adell Clark, Janie Clark and Estella Clark.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, January 8, 2005)

BURRUS, Mary (Mann)
Dare County Times - Sept. 3, 1943

BURRUS, Oscar M. [Merritt]

Oscar M. BURRUS, 69, of Ocracoke, died Thursday of last week in Hatteras after a short illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Ocracoke, son of the late Joseph M. and Mrs. Eleanor Oden Burrus. He was retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers, a member of Hatteras Masonic Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rites and Sudan Temple in New Bern and a member of the Ocracoke Lodge U.D. and a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alta Vanlandingham of Ocracoke; one son, Merritt Burrus of Greenville; six sisters: Mrs. Herman Spencer and Mrs. Monford Garrish of Ocracoke, Mrs. Raymond Beasley and Mrs. Henry Wilder of Norfolk, Mrs. T.L. Thorpe of California, and Mrs. Victor Griggs of Portsmouth. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. in Ocracoke Methodist Church. Burial was in the Community Cemetery with Masonic rites at the grave by Cape Hatteras Lodge. (Unknown newspaper - January 1971) [Note: Oscar Merritt Burrus died January 14, 1971.]

BURRUS, Robert Everett

R.E. BURRUS, 76, NATIVE OF HYDE, DIES IN MANNS HARBOR - Robert Everett BURRUS, 76, until two years ago a member of the Dare County Board of Education for many years, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at his home in Manns Harbor following a day's severe illness. He had been in declining health for several years. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mr. Carmel Methodist Church. The Rev. Tracey Varnum and the Rev. T.G. Grinder conducted the rites. He was born at Middletown, Hyde County, September 20, 1874, the son of Fletcher and Josephine Burrus, and had been a resident of Manns Harbor for 50 years. He had been married three times, losing by death his first two wives, Mrs. Lucetta Mann Burrus and Mrs. Minnie Tillett Burrus. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Twiford Burrus; three sons: Johnnie, Allen, and Bobby Burrus; one daughter, Carolyn Burrus, all of Manns Harbor; one step-son, Sam Tate of Duck; one step-daughter, Mrs. Melrose Tillett of Manns Harbor; one brother, J.F. Burrus of Elizabeth City; one sister, Mrs. C.T. Tillett of Norfolk. He was a loyal member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church and was also a member of the Manns Harbor Ruritan Club. He had always been a generous and public-spirited citizen and contributor to all community affairs. He had served his county on both Board of Commissioners and Board of Education, and for many years as local school committeeman. He had spent his lifetime in the fishing business and during his active life was both industrious and prosperous.  (The Coastland Times - June 8, 1951; pg. 1)

BURRUS, Robert Smith

RALEIGH - Robert Smith BURRUS, 71, of Raleigh died May 30. He resided at Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community. He was the son of William Pell Burrus and Laura Carter Burrus formerly of Engelhard. He was a graduate of Engelhard High School, served in the U.S. Navy, including service during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was married first to the former Martha Jane Harris. Burrus worked for 38 years for the American Tobacco Co. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Surviving are his wife, Annie B. Burrus; a son, Robert S. Burrus, Jr. of Raleigh; his mother, Laura C. Burrus of Raleigh; three brothers: William S. Burrus of Raleigh, James C. Burrus of Cary and Charles L. Burrus of Knoxville, Tenn. Brown-Wynne Funeral home, St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, handled the arrangements. The family requests that contributions be made to a favorite charity in lieu of lowers. Graveside services were held Tuesday at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News. Va. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 4, 1992)

BURRUS, JR., Thomas

SCRANTON - Mr. Thomas BAURRUS, JR., 95, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, and formerly of Scranton, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, with the Rev. Lee Brimmage officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery, Belhaven.  Mr. Burrus was born in Hyde County on Jan. 4, 1910. He was the son of the late Thomas Burrus Sr. and Lizzina F. Burrus. He attended the Hyde County schools.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, November 11, 2005)

BURRUS, Thomas R.

Died on Wednesday the 23rd inst., in Swanquarter, Hyde County, Thomas R. BURRUS, in the 49th year of his age. He leaves a wife and 1 daughter. (North State Whig - Wednesday, May 7, 1851; pg. 3; column 1) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

BURRUS, Walter Speight

ENGELHARD - Walter Speight BURRUS, 57, a native and long time resident of Engelhard, died Saturday, May 27, in Duke Medical Center in Durham. Born in Engelhard, he was the son of the late Claud Webster and Helene Gibbs Burrus. He was a certified public accountant and practiced in Engelhard and Lee County until his retirement due to his health . Surviving are his three sons: Kevin Speight Burrus of Holly Springs, Charles Swindell Burrus of Sanford, and John Korbin Burrus of Moncure; a daughter, Sabrina Burrus Parker of Timberlake; a brother, Claud W. Burrus, Jr. of Dudley. Funeral Services will be held at the Burrus family cemetery in Engelhard at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Steven Bryan will officiate. The family will gather at the home of Mrs. Evelyn Swindell in Engelhard on Wednesday morning prior to the funeral. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 30, 1995)

BURRUS, William Pell
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 13, 1987; pg. 7

BUSH, George Edward

FAIRFIELD - George Edward BUSH, 83, died July 12 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Laurens County, Ga., he was the son of the late William Gainer and Ella Johnson Bush. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and survived the sinking of the USS Weehawken in the South Pacific during a typhoon. He farmed for a few years and worked as a commercial fisherman for some 25 years while operating the first manufacturing business in Hyde County, Bush's Crab Pots. He was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Geraldine Baum Bush; two sons: William Charles "Sonny" Bush and wife Sandra of Manteo, and John Pell "J.P." Bush and wife Connie of Newport News, Va.; three daughters: Martha Esther Johnson and husband Russell of Harmony, Edith "Frankie" Eaton and husband Walter of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Annette Berry and husband Howard of Camden; a sister, Margaret B. Williams of Gray, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Mr. Bush was preceded in death by a brother, J.W. Bush and two sisters, Nellie Bush and Elizabeth Roberts. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at the family plot in Fairfield cemetery with the Revs. Harold H. Harbin, Steve Bryan, Renee Burnette and Todd Oswald officiating. Military honors by the U.S. Navy staff at Cherry Point Marine Air Station. Serving as pallbearers are grandsons Derek Johnson, Chris Berry, Dennis Berry, Jarrett Bush, Allen Bush, and Howard Berry, Jr. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is serving the Bush family. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 16, 2000; pg. 12A)

BUSH, Geraldine Baum

Geraldine Baum Bush, 91, of Fairfield, and most recently a resident of South Daytona Beach, Fla., died Friday Nov. 6, 2012. Born in Hyde County Nov. 1, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Edna Tomlin Baum, she was married to George E. Bush who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church, attended the former Woman's College in Greensboro, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over sixty years and she owned and operated Bush's crab pot shop. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday at the family plot in the Fairfield Cemetery. Sue Farlow will officiate. Surviving are two sons, William C. "Sonny" Bush and wife, Sandra, of Manteo, John P. Bush and wife, Connie, of Yorktown, Va.; three daughters Martha E. Johnson and husband, Russell, of Harmony, Edith "Frankie" Eaton and husband, Walter, of Ormond Beach, Fla. and Annette Berry of Camden; eleven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Tomlin. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Daily Advance - December 10, 2012)

BUTT, Elizabeth Boomer Basnight

Elizabeth Boomer Basnight Butt, 90, of 21260  U.S. Hwy 264, Swan Quarter died peacefully at her home on Monday, June 28, 2010.  Born in Hyde County, March 21, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Caleb S. and Rosalind Swindell Boomer.  She was married to Douglas M. Butt who survives.  She was a member of Soule United Methodist Church, and Soule United Methodist Women.  She was a homemaker and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Fairfield Chapter #247. She previously worked several years in the tax department for the County of Hyde.  Mrs. Butt was an avid basket maker, loved to press flowers and enjoyed working in her garden.    Funeral Services will be held at the graveside in Soule Cemetery on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Jerald Craddock will officiate.  In addition to her husband, surviving are four sons, William E. Basnight of Swan Quarter, Floyd B. Butt of Fairfield, John D. Butt of Mesa, AZ, David W. Butt of Charlotte, NC.; three daughters Marilynne J. Johnson of Durham, Jo Anne DiCessare of Greenville and Rebecca Jenkins of Benna VA; one brother Samuel Jay Boomer of Swan Quarter; one grandson Eddie G. Basnight of Swan Quarter; one great-granddaughter Laura E. Basnight.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter and other times at the home.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

BUTT, Doris Wilson

Doris Wilson Butt, 74, of 6810 N. C. Highway 94, Fairfield, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at her home.  Born in Tilton, Illinois, September 26, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Opal Lourine Madden Wilson. During her work she served as a nurse’s aide and had worked with Carolina Cardiology Consultants in Raleigh. She was a very active musician and served as the pianist with Engelhard Christian Church, Disciples of Christ until her illness. She enjoyed baking, crocheting, knitting and crafting.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Engelhard Christian Church.  Pastor Scott Sukeforth will officiate.  Surviving are three sons, Floyd Braxter Butt and wife, Barbara of Fairfield, John Douglas Butt and wife, Marcy of Mesa, AR and David Wayne Butt and wife, Tammie of Garner; three daughters, Marilynne Jean Johnson of Pittsboro, Rebecca June Jenkins and husband, Kenny of Hayes VA and Josie DiCesare of Greenville; sixteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a special friend, Colleen M. Carawan.  She was preceded in death by brothers, Jack Ashbaugh and Dick Ashbaugh and a sister, Betty Lou Weinke.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the home of Floyd and Barbara Butt in Fairfield.  Bryan Funeral Service of Swan Quarter is assisting the Butt Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, July 11, 2008)

BYRD, Hoover Anson

Hoover Anson Byrd, 60, of 218 North Lake Road, Fairfield, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  Born in Dunn, N.C., February 10, 1953, he was the son of  Weldon Byrd of Dunn and the late Joyce Davis Byrd. He was married to the former Lora Mooney who survives. He has served on the Hyde County Board of Commissioners for the past 6 years and was a member of Swan Quarter Pentecostal Holiness Church. He worked as a driver with Crop Production Services.  Through his travels he made friends not only at home but also around the world. He was a great outdoorsman and his greatest joy was taking children hunting and fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday at Fairfield Christian Church. Mike Wheeler and Bill Riley will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery.  Surviving in addition to his wife and father are a son Jonathan David Byrd and wife, Hend, of Rochester, NY; four daughters, Melissa Byrd of Dunn, Elizabeth Byrd of Raleigh, Rebekah B. Bryant and husband, James of Fayetteville, Hannah Byrd of Fairfield; brothers, Neil Byrd and wife, Debra, of Holly Springs, Kelly Byrd and wife, Barger, and Davis Byrd and wife, Teresa, of Dunn, Eddie Byrd and wife, Julia, and Glenn Byrd and wife, Donna, of Erwin, Chris Byrd and wife, Tammy, of Benson. He was Pa Pa to Habiba, Yusef, Omer, Haleigh, Ryleigh, Anson, Marcus, Cameron, Brianna and James. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Friday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, January 8, 2014)

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