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CASON, Mrs. Elizabeth

In Memoriam - Mrs. Elizabeth CASON, consort of Samuel R. Cason, died at home near Swan Quarter, N.C. September 17, 1896. (The Washington Gazette - pg. 3; column 4) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

CASWELL, Margaret Cuthrell

NORFOLK, VA. - Margaret Cuthrell CASWELL, 87, of Pembroke Towers, died Thursday, October 5, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was a native of Hyde County and was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Mrs. Caswell was a member of the Memorial Spiritualist Church in Norfolk, Va. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Mollie Sawyer Cuthrell and the widow of Charles Caswell. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret T. "Peggy" DeMello of Norfolk; two sons: Franklin J. Williams of Camden and Fred Vinder Flowers of Norfolk; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, October 10, at 3 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City with Rev. Glenn Everett officiating. A private burial will be in the New Hollywood cemetery. Another memorial service will be conducted in Norfolk at a later date. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 10, 1995; pg. 6A)

CAVINESS, Frances Berry Hodges

RALEIGH - Frances Berry Hodges CAVINESS, 80, of the 200 block of Springmoor Drive, died early Easter morning, March 30, 1997. She was married to Preston E. Hodges of Norfolk, who died in 1957, and to Robert L. Caviness of Raleigh, who died in 1987. She was born March 22, 1917, at Swan Quarter, Hyde County, N.C. She lived in Norfolk, from 1934 to 1962, Raleigh, from 1962 to 1980, New Bern, N.C., from 1980 to 1986 and in Raleigh, from 1986 to her death. Mrs. Caviness was an active member in each of the five churches to which she belonged during her 80 years, including more than 25 years at Colonial Ave. Methodist. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Marianne Hodges and David M. Hogg and a granddaughter, Kathleen Frances Hogg of Raleigh; her son, Preston E. Hodges Jr. and his children, Preston E. Hodges III, Foss Gilbert Hodges and wife, Chris, and Elizabeth Sloan Hodges, of Savannah and Madison, Ga. She is also survived by two stepsons, their wives, four step-grandchildren and many beloved and loyal cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will be in the auditorium at Springmoor Retirement Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. A memorial service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, Raleigh, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury's Memorial Fund at 6612 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, N.C. or to the charity of your choice. The family requests that no flowers be sent to their homes or to Asbury Church. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, April 4, 1997; pg. 8B)

CHADWICK, Janie

MISS JANIE CHADWICK OF FAIRFIELD DEAD - Funeral services for Miss Janie CHADWICK, 60, who died in a Columbia hospital Friday morning at 3 o'clock, were held from the Fairfield Methodist Church Saturday morning.  Interment followed in the Fairfield cemetery.  Miss Chadwick had been in ill health for several years.  Surviving are one aunt, Mrs. Minnie Credle, and a number of cousins.  (The Dare County Times - Friday, January 8. 1943; pg. 2)

CHAMBERS, Lydia Barber

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Lydia CHAMBERS of 1719 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Lula Lovick, 801 Old U.S. Highway 264, Scranton.  Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, January 24, 2004)

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Lydia Barber CHAMBERS, 89, of 1719 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mount Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Church, Scranton. Burial will follow in Davis cemetery, Scranton.  Mrs. Chambers was born in Hyde County on Jan. 13, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Claude and Louvenia Davis Barber. She attended the Hyde County schools. She was married to Eric Chambers, who preceded her in death. She was employed with a millinery manufacturing company in New York. She was a member of Mount Shiloh Disciples Church, New York, where she served as an usher.  Survivors include three daughters, Lula Lovick of Scranton and Louise Turner and Erica Robinson, both of the Bronx, N.Y.; three brothers, Garland Barber of Delaware, Willis Barber of Scranton and William Barber of St. Albans, N.Y.; one sister, Eugene Thomas of New York, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, January 28, 2004)

CHAMPION, Virginia Gibbs

Ms. Virginia Gibbs CHAMPION, 84, of 667 Lakeway Drive North, Babylon, N.Y., died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Jones-Gibbs Cemetery, Engelhard.  Ms. Champion was born in Hyde County on Sept. 12, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Ottis Gibbs. She had been employed as a dietitian.  Survivors include one son, Sampson Champion of Engelhard; one daughter, Vivla Pitts of New York; one brother, James P. Gibbs of Engelhard; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, October 10, 2006)

CHANCE, JR., John Henry

SWAN QUARTER - The Rev. John Henry CHANCE, JR., 80, of Swan Quarter died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. James L. Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  The Rev. Chance was born in Martin County on Sept. 8, 1924. He was the son of the late Rev. John H. Chance Sr. and Zara P. Chance. He attended the Martin County schools. He was married to Mary Slade Chance, who survives. He was an ordained minister with the Middle Ground Missionary Baptist Association, where he served on the Executive Board and as pastor of Jobes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of Farrow Tabernacle Order of Love & Charity.  Survivors include two stepdaughters, Amy Howard of Washington and Gona Byrd Issac of Virginia Beach, Va.; one stepson, Larry Spruill of Georgia; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, November 5, 2004)

CHANDLER, Mary Whitaker

NORFOLK - Mary Whitaker CHANDLER, 71, formerly of the 600 block of W. 29th St., died April 18, 1997, in her residence. A native of Swan Quarter, N.C., she was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Norfolk. Survivors include her husband, Aaron Chandler; six daughters, Vera Bellamy of Tampa, Fla., Diane Whitaker of Norfolk, Patricia Bronson of Chesapeake, and Lyvonne McCauley, Shelilia Whitaker and Tracy Hamilton of Norfolk; two sons, Lonnie Whitaker Jr. and Thomasine Whitaker of Norfolk; sister, Annie Sadler; 18 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1100 Church St., Norfolk, by Bishop C.V. Russell. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. A Wake Service will be held Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. in Hale Funeral Home. Family and friends will assemble at 5432 Tidewater Drive, Friday at 11:30 a.m. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, April 23, 1997; pg. 10B)

CHEEK, Beatrice P.

NORFOLK - Beatrice P. CHEEK, 92, passed away Aug. 5, 2003 at Chesapeake Place Assisted Living Community.  She was born in Engelhard, N.C., March 19, 1911 and had been a resident of Norfolk for 57 years before moving to Chesapeake in 2002. She was the widow of Henry R. Cheek and the daughter of the late Laura Spencer Nixon and Ralph M. Nixon. She was also predeceased by seven brothers and sisters.  She is survived by a son, Charles F. Cheek of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Catherine W. Brown of Lewisburg, W.Va., and Gayle Boyd and husband Albert of Chesapeake; three grandsons, Clifford Marlowe and wife Pat of Charleston, W.Va., Brent M. Boyd and wife Leigh of Columbia, S.C., and Michael E. Boyd and wife Amy of Mechanicsville, Va.; six great-grandchildren, Nicole Marlowe, Clifford Marlowe, Catherine Boyd, Jackson Boyd, Taylor Boyd and Henry Boyd; two special friends, Lil Midgette and Kitty Smith; and all her friends at Chesapeake Place and Heartland Homecare and Hospice. She was a longtime member of Norview United Methodist Church.  A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. William Joseph Shepherd officiating. (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, August 7, 2003)

CHERRY, Ethel Cahoon

FAIRFIELD - Ethel Cahoon CHERRY, 85, died Friday, April 7 in Chowan Hospital in Edenton. She was a retired practical nurse and was retired receptionist for Bob Cartwright Realty Company. She was the daughter of the late Ransom and Sarah Armstrong Cahoon and the widow of Rufus D. Cherry. She was also a member of the Nazareth Church of Christ in Kilkenny. Mrs. Cherry is survived by one son, Robert Cartwright of Fairfield and Nags Head; a sister, Eva C. Hudson of Fairfield; five nephews and three nieces. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Harry Cahoon, Melvin Cahoon, and Camillas Cahoon; and one sister, Mary C. Brickhouse. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16 at the Chapel of Walker Funeral Home in Columbia with the Rev. Ray Everton officiating. Burial will be private for the family. Walker Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 11, 2000; pg. 10A)

CLARK, Mrs. Clara B.

Mrs. Clara B. CLARK, consort of Dr. E. Clark of Middleton, died September 6th with interment in Oakdale Cemetery on Monday. Mrs. Clark was sister to E.S. Hoyt, Sr. of this town. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, September 11, 1890; pg. 3; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

CLARK, Edward Aaron

CORAPEAKE - Edward Aaron CLARK, 91, died Tuesday, March 12 in his home. Mr. Clark, born in Hyde County, was the son of the late Samuel S. and Ethel Ballance Clark. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and was a founding member of Calvary Baptist Church in Suffolk, Va. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Jean West Clark; three sons: Roderick Clarke and wife Ida, Samuel C. Clark and wife Shirley, and David A. Clark and wife Faye, all of Corapeake; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home in Gatesville with Pastor Skip Rustay officiating. Burial will follow in Eureka Baptist Church Cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 14, 2002; pg. 4B)

CLARK, Mrs. Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth CLARK of Wood's Lake died September 25th at the residence of her daughter at Lake Landing. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, October 8, 1891; pg. 3; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]  In Memory Of states Elizabeth Becton Clark was born January 9, 1828 and died September 26, 1891. She was the wife of Lewis Clark. She is buried in St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery.

CLARK, Elizabeth Kaye Spencer

SWAN QUARTER - Elizabeth Kaye Spencer CLARK, 51, formerly of Hyde County, died April 19 at Roanoke Cancer Center at Roanoke, Virginia. Born in Portsmouth, Va. on July 3, 1945, she was the daughter of Kathryn Swindell Spencer Cahoon of Swan Quarter and the late L. Craig Spencer. She graduated from Cradock High School in Portsmouth and attended King's Business College in Norfolk, Va. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Scranton Christian Church. Phil Emmert will officiate. Burial will follow in Soule cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be David Sellers, Kyle Sellers, Troy Swindell, Tony Sadler, Mack Miles and Dean Miles. Surviving in addition to her mother, is her husband, Paul Edwin Clark; two sons: Paul Edwin Clark, Jr. and wife Paulette, and Jonathan Spencer Clark, both of Roanoke, Va.; a sister, Anna S. Smith of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters-in-law: Judy Sellers of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Sandra Herrin of Isle of Wight, Va. The family will receive friends at their home in the Makleyville community. Bryan Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 22, 1997; pg. 5A)

CLARK, Louise

NORFOLK - Louise CLARK, 93, of the 300 block of Choate St., died May 14, 1992, in a hospital. Mrs. Clark was born in Hyde County, N.C. She was the widow of Greley Clark and was a member of Holy Trinity 2 Apostolic Church. Survivors include three daughters, Lottie W. Ford of Portsmouth, Elizabeth Brown of New York and Julie Dudley of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two sons, George Weston of Grifton, N.C., and McCollie Weston of Lakewood, N.J.; 25 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at noon Monday in Holy Trinity 2 Apostolic Church by Elder C. Frederick. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Monday. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, May 17, 1992; pg. 2B)

CLARK, Sonya Michelle

SCRANTON- Miss Sonya Michelle Clark, 21, of 609 Old Hwy 264, Scranton NC, died on June 21, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Accident occurred at the Leechville Bridge adjoining Beaufort County and Hyde County. A Funeral will be conducted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Scranton NC, with Vice Bishop Charles Butler officiating.  Burial will follow at the Mackey family cemetery in Scranton NC.  Miss Sonya Michelle Clark was born on May 13, 1988 to the parents of Esther Clark and Lelon Howard, Jr. of Scranton, North Carolina. Sonya received her formal education through the Hyde County School System.  She received her certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age with Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ Disciples of Christ of Scranton, North Carolina. She was an active member of the choir. Sonya served as a faithful member who truly loved the Lord and His grace.  Sonya enjoyed helping others that she loved and those new to the family.  She was devoted to her son Isaiah, her family and her friends.  In her leisure, she enjoyed singing and dancing, being with people, listening to spiritual things and spending time with her child, mother, sisters, her companion Joshua Martin and a various host of family members and friends. Sonya was truly blessed and was a blessing to others.  On June 21, 2009, Sonya departed this life when God plucked another beautiful pink rose from His rose garden.  Her sister, Marrieta Denise. Howard, preceded her in death.  She leaves to cherish her memory: one son, Isaiah D. Martin; mother, Esther Clark; step-father, Harry Clark, Jr.; seven sisters:  Angela M. Moore (Fredrick), H. Jeannine Clark-Selby (Ronald); G. Donta Harvey (Larry); Tonya N. Clark, Lillian Shanae Clark, Karen E. Howard (Anthony); and Natasha L. Howard; three brothers, B. Patrick Howard (Audrey); Antonio J. Howard, and Anthony J. Howard; father, Lelon Howard Jr.; step-mother, Senorita Howard; Sonya’s special companion, Joshua Martin and a host of aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends.  Special Niece and Nephews: Rodriquez Moore, Shaquelle Moore, A.J. Clark-Selby, Tayanna Harvey, Kalen & Cordae Simpson and Great Nephew Malachi Moore.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., in Washington, N.C. (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - June 23, 2009 and Family Obituary June 28, 2009)

CLARKE, Elizabeth Mabry Hudson

ENGELHARD - Elizabeth Mabry Hudson CLARKE, 91, died Thursday, June 21 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Newport News, Va. on November 4, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Edward Wingfield and Willa Elizabeth Anderson Hudson. She was the widow of Edward Royden Clarke, Sr. who died February 2, 1979. She came to Hyde County in 1931 and was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church at Lake Landing. Surviving are two sons: Edward Royden Clarke, Jr. and Louis Wingfield Clarke, both of Lake Landing; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at St. George's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Gary Fulton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is serving the Clarke family. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 24, 2001; pg. 12A)

CLARKE, Camille B.

Camille B. Clarke, 93, of South Elm Street, Greenville, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at her home after a lengthy illness.  Born at Wynn’s Folley in Hyde County on September 1, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Seth Gibbs Clarke and Laura Tankard Clarke. She graduated from Lake Landing High School in 1930, graduated from the former East Carolina Teacher’s College in 1934 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She later taught in the public schools in Scotland Neck and in Engelhard. After receiving her Master’s Degree from East Carolina Teacher’s College, she became dietitian for the college about 1950 and served in that capacity for many years.  Miss Clarke was awarded the “Order of the Long Leaf Pine” in 1983 at the request of Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. She served commendably as a Regional Dietary Consultant in the Eastern Regional Office, Division of Health Services, N. C. Department of Human Resources, for ten years and culminating 43 years of state government and academic experiences. She held positions as instructor and dietitian at East Carolina University and Vocational Home Economics teacher in Northampton and Hyde County Schools.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at the family plot in St. George’s Episcopal Church Cemetery at Lake Landing. The Reverend Robert Hobgood, Episcopal priest of Greenville will officiate.  Surviving are six nieces and nephews, E. Royden Clarke, Jr. and Louis W. Clarke both of Engelhard, Florence Swindell Mitchell, Camille Swindell Arrington, Charles A. Swindell and James E. Swindell all of Raleigh.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Royden Clarke, Sr. and a sister, Florence Clarke Swindell.  The family will receive friends after the funeral service at the home of Roy and Anna Clarke, 29954 U. S. Highway 264, Lake Landing.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, April 12, 2007)

CLARKE, Roderick Wayne

GATESVILLE - Roderick Wayne "Pops" Clarke, 73, of Carter’s Road, died June 12, 2007, in Down East Health & Rehab, Gatesville. Mr. Clarke was born in Hyde County, North Carolina and was the son of the late Edward A. Clark and Eloise Clark McCoy. Serving in the United States Coast Guard for 24 years, he saw duty in the Vietnam War, and following retirement from the military, he worked in the security business, both as a guard and an armored truck driver. A life member of the Gates County Memorial Post No. 7312 of the VFW, he was a former member of the Suffolk Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Ida Mullins Clarke; three sons, Arnold Thomas Clarke and Samuel Clarke, both of California and Robert Clarke of New Hampshire; his stepmother, Jean West Clark of Corapeake; a half sister, Donna Crawford of Portsmouth; two half brothers, Samuel C. Clark and David A. Clark, both of Corapeake; a brother-in-law, Mark Mullins of Portsmouth; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the mausoleum chapel of Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Airline Boulevard, Chesapeake. Military honors will be accorded. Friends may join the family today from 7 to 8 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville. The family will assemble in the cemetery at 2:45 p.m. Saturday in preparation of services.   (The Virginian-Pilot - June 15, 2007)

CLAYTON, Carolyn Virginia

Carolyn Virginia Clayton passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Cross Creek Health Care Center Facility in Swan Quarter, N.C.  She was born on January 22, 1926 to Patrick Columbus Simmons and Ina Spencer Simmons of Fairfield, N.C.  She worked in Virginia until her retirement as a payroll clerk for longshoremen at Old Dominion Stevedoring and later, Ryan Walsh.   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. Following the service the family will receive friends at the Fairfield United Methodist Church fellowship hall.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Clayton, Jr., her grandson, James Vincent Carlo, and seven brothers and sisters, all of whom were most beloved by her.  She is survived in death by her only child, Morna W. Owens and husband, Peppy and grandson Jeffrey J. Clayton (Helen); great-grandsons Robert J. Hamilton (Felicia), Richard A. Carlo (Tori) and James Vincent Carlo, Jr. and great-granddaughter, Annabelle Clayton; also by great great grandchildren, R.J. Hamilton and Alexis F. Hamilton. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Lou Simmons, Gaynel Simmons and Lois Simmons. Cherishing her memory are a host of nieces and nephews as well as great and great-great nieces and nephews.   She will be remembered fondly by many friends and co-workers including Fran Tolbert (Bill), Arlene Smith (Calvin) and Frances Shaver, as well as close friends in the Fairfield community.  Her greatest delight in life was making crafts for special occasions such as the holidays and for events for friends and family in Virginia and Hyde County, N.C.   The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to Dr. Charles Boyette and to the nurses and staff at Cross Creek, particularly Emma C. Williams and Bridgette S. Gibbs, as well as all the hospice workers, for their tender loving care.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

CLAYTON, Clifford

Mr. Clifford Clayton, 83, of 1034 Whichard Cherry Lane Road, Greenville, died Thursday, July 27, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Scranton, with Vice Bishop Charles Butler officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton family cemetery, Scranton.  Mr. Clayton was born in Hyde County on May 12, 1923. He was the son of the late James and Lillian Clayton. He attended the Hyde County schools. He was a Navy veteran. He was a retired commercial fisherman. He was a member of Weeping Mary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Sladesville, where he formerly served as treasurer.  Survivors include four daughters, Lillian Burrus and Linda Barrow, both of Scranton, and Carolyn V. Davis and Necola Gibbs, both of Greenville; five sons, Clifford Clayton Jr. and Curtis Clayton, both of Scranton, Robert Cooper of New Brunswick, N.J., Zealon Clayton of Franklin Park, N.J., and Edward Clayton of Greenville; one sister, Evelena Harris of Scranton; one brother, Edward Clayton of Scranton; 29 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.  The body will be placed in the church one hour and a half before the service.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, August 4, 2006)

CLAYTON, Herbert Ray

SCRANTON - Herbert Ray CLAYTON, 33, was found dead in the Tar River on November 3. Surviving are his father, Herbert Clayton and his mother, Neppie Clayton; his wife, Mary Slade; three sons, Herbert Ray Clayton, Jr., George Clayton and Christer Clayton; one sister, Helen Clayton of Washington; and six brothers: Keith Clayton and Ricky Clayton, both of Washington, Calvin Clayton of Kinston, and Ted Clayton and Marcus Clayton, both of Scranton. Funeral services were held November 7 in Weeping Mary Church of Christ, Scranton. Burial was in the Clayton family cemetery. Arrangements were by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 10, 1992)

CLAYTON, Hinton Leslie

Hinton Leslie Clayton, 95, of 7762 N. C. Highway 45, The Ponzer Community, died Saturday, June 30, 2007, as a result of a fire in his home.  Born in Hyde County, November 30, 1911, he was the son of the late Edmond James “Doc” and Harriet Adline Howard Clayton. Long active in the community, he was a retired farmer, a member of Mount Olive Church of Christ where he served as a deacon for many years, was a charter member of the Ponzer Ruritan Club and was recently honored for more than 50 years of service, was the oldest living member of Belhaven Lodge # 509 AF & AM, was a U. S. Navy veteran having served his country during World War II and was honorably discharged following an injury sustained in service.  He was married to the former Doris Midgette who preceded him in death on November 17, 2002.  Mr. Leslie enjoyed fishing, hunting, bee keeping and staying fit. He proudly lived independently at his home until his death.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Olive Church of Christ. Keith Hamm will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Lynn Clayton, Marshall Parvin, Jr., Jimmy Clayton, Edsel Clayton, H. E. Clayton, Jr., Robbie Robinson. Other nieces and nephews will be honorary pallbearers.  Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Nina C. Robinson and her husband, Roy of Augusta, GA; two granddaughters, Lori R. Lilly of Belhaven and Anita R.Clayton of the home; six great-grandchildren.  Mr. Leslie was also preceded in death by brothers, Staton, Dewey and Howard Clayton; a sister, Hazel C. Parvin and a step-son, Webster Duane Rayburn.  The family is meeting at the home of Randy and Rita Clayton, 6942 N. C. Highway 45. They will assemble at the church for a time of visiting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday until the hour of the funeral.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter where the body will lie in state until being moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 3, 2007; pg. 12A)

CLAYTON, Howard Edmon

PANTEGO - Howard Edmon CLAYTON, 71, of Rt. 1, Grassy Ridge community, Pantego, died Friday, June 8, in the Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. Funeral services were held on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, with Russell Mann officiating. Burial was in Belhaven Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were Vernon Midgette, Delbert Armstrong, Bill Smithwick, John Guthrie, Tommy Guthrie and Ottis Clayton. Mr. Clayton, born in Hyde County on June 30, 1918, was the son of the late Edmon James "Dock" and Adeline Howard Clayton. He was married to the former Lois Love Guthrie on Feb. 12, 1945. Mr. Clayton was retired from the Navy. He was a member of the Ponzer Ruritan Club and the Belhaven V.F.W. Post. He is survived by his wife; two sons: Howard E. "Bud" Clayton, Jr. and Randolph E. "Randy" Clayton, both of Belhaven; four daughters: Mrs. Revonda Dixon of Washington, Mrs. Linda Flowers of Engelhard, Mrs. Elaine Hudnell of Belhaven and Mrs. Pamela Sparrow of Pantego; two brothers: Dewey Clayton and Leslie Clayton, both of Belhaven; two sisters: Mrs. Hazel C. Parvin of Belhaven and Mrs. Nina C. Robinson of Augusta, Ga; 12 grandchildren. His son, Charles Barry Clayton, died on Oct. 20, 1986. (The Beaufort-Hyde News - June 13, 1990)

CLAYTON, JR., William Steele

FAIRFIELD - William Steele CLAYTON, JR., 73, died August 20 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. He was a native of Fayetteville, Tenn. and was the son of the late William S. and Elizabeth Buchanan Clayton. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a chief petty officer and later spent 15 years with civil service the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. During his service time he served in California, Pearl Harbor and retired in Norfolk, Va. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Fayetteville, Tenn. He moved to Fairfield in December 1991. Surviving are his wife, Jennie Simmons Clayton; a daughter, Morna Inez W. Owens of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, James Clayton of Fayetteville, Tenn. and two grandsons. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Saturday in the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Patton and the Rev. W. Thomas Clarke to officiate. The family will receive friends at the home. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 23, 1992)

CLEM, Brandon Keith

Brandon Keith Clem, 34, of Hyde County and more recently a resident of New Bern, died January 19, 2011, at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.  Born in Muncie, Indiana, February 16, 1976, he was the son of Carl R. and Brenda Layne Clem who survive.  A funeral service will be held in the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Brother Danny Barrow will officiate.  Surviving in addition to his parents are his maternal grandmother, Zelma Layne Sisco of Muncie, IN and his paternal grandmother, Naomie Geary Clem of Mitchell, IN ; a brother, Michael S. Clem and wife, Rochelle of Florida; a sister, Carla Clem-Taylor and husband, Gary of Pinetown; nieces, Hunter Taylor and Kassie Taylor and a nephew, Christopher Taylor. He was also loved by his adoptive family, Linda Foster, Stacey Thomas Baker and Danny Thomas, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Ernest Ray Layne; paternal grandfather, Robert Paul Clem; nephews, Austin Taylor and Justin Taylor.  The family would like to thank R.H.A. Howell Care Center for their care and love to Brendan.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter on Friday evening, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  (Bryan Funeral Home)

COBLE, Frances Hyatt

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Frances Hyatt COBLE, 53, of Swan Quarter, died Tuesday night in Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Marion, April 19, 1940, she was the daughter of Henry Ray Hyatt and the late Georgia Green Hyatt of Old Fort. She was a 1962 graduate of Appalachian State University, receiving her BA degree in elementary education and also received her Masters in education from East Carolina University in 1986. She was a former teacher in Sampson County, Robeson County, McDowell County, and Hyde County schools. She was a mentor teacher, a Beta Club advisor, a community schools coordinator, and a manager of radio station WHYC. She was recognized as an area teacher of the year and was a N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching alumni. She was an active member of Soule United Methodist Church in Swan Quarter. On June 10, 1962, she was married to David Scott Coble, Sr., a retired superintendent of Hyde County schools. She is also survived by a son, David Scott Coble, Jr. of Wilson; a daughter, Lisa Coble of Belhaven; and her father, Henry Ray Hyatt of Old Fort. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Soule United Methodist Church. Burial will be in McDowell Memorial Park in Marion at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 5, 1993; pg. 6A)

COCHRAN, Priscilla Harris

SWAN QUARTER - Priscilla Harris COCHRAN, long tine resident and retired school teacher in Swan Quarter, died Wednesday, July 17 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  She had made her home at Cross Creek Health Care Center in recent years.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 18, 2002; pg. 6A)

SWAN QUARTER - Priscilla Harris COCHRAN, longtime educator and resident of Hyde County, died Wednesday, July 17 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  She had made her home at Cross Creek Health Care Center during the past several years.  Born in Hyde County on March 6, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Eura and Clara Flowers Harris.  She was a graduate of the former East Carolina Teacher's College.  She retired from the Hyde County schools after 28 years as an elementary teacher.  She was a member of the former Calvary Episcopal Church and following its demise, she became affiliated with Providence United Methodist Church.  She was the widow of William L. Cochran who died in 1977.  Surviving are a son, William L. Cochran, Jr. of Washington; two grandsons: William L. Cochran, III of Washington and Richard A. Cochran of Raleigh; and 5 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Cochran was preceded in death by a brother, J. Allen Harris, and a sister [not named].  Funeral services were held Friday at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery.  The Rev. James Lupton officiated.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 21, 2002; pg. 13A)

COFFMAN, Hazel Virginia Skinner

ENGELHARD - Hazel Virginia Skinner COFFMAN, 73, of Engelhard, and formerly of Clarksburg, W.Va., died Friday, April 3, in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Harrison County, W.Va., April 19, 1914, she was the widow of Lilbern V. Coffman who died in 1969. She resided in the Clarksburg area most of her life and moved to Hyde County about five years ago and most recently lived at Autumnfield Rest Home. Surviving are two granddaughters: Pam C. Spencer and Tammy C. Wilson, both of Engelhard; and a grandson, James Coffman of Clarksburg; and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Davis Funeral Home, Pike Street Chapel, Clarksburg. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home, Pike Street, Clarksburg, 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Local arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 5, 1998)

COGGINS, Eileen Evans

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Eileen Evans COGGINS, 62, of Route 1, Swan Quarter, Rose Bay community, died early Sept. 3 in Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. Born in Halifax County, she was the daughter of the late R.A. and Betty Carawan Evans. She was the widow of Leslie E. Coggins. For many years she was a receptionist at River Forest Manor in Belhaven. She was a member of Rose Bay Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers: Thurmond Evans and Dewey Sawyer, both or Swan Quarter; a sister, Mrs. Thomas E. (Lucille) Carawan of Greenville. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service of Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 6, 1990)

COHOON, Elnor Cowell

COLUMBIA - Elnor Cowell COHOON, 91, of Columbia, died Wednesday, December 22 at Cross Creek Health Car, Swan Quarter.  Born in Gates County, she was the daughter of the late Silas and Ruth Simmons Cowell and was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Cohoon.  Mrs. Cohoon was a homemaker and member of Gum Neck Church of Christ.  Her family includes her daughter, Bertie C. Sawyer; son, Ronald L. Cohoon; brother, Armer Cowell, all of Columbia; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24 in the Gum Neck Church of Christ.  Interment will follow in Azalea Memorial Gardens with Phil Emmert officiating.  Arrangements by Maitland Funeral Home in Creswell.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 23, 2004; pg. 14A)

COLLINS, Annie L.

Mrs. Annie L. COLLINS of Bath, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, with pastor Gary Best officiating. Burial will follow in White Oak Chapel Cemetery, Bath.  Mrs. Collins was born March 10, 1913, the daughter of Fenner and Olivia Jones Carter. She attended Hyde County schools. She was married to Jack Collins, who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Stephens Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a choir member and on the Trustee Board.  Survivors include two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two daughters, Thelma Gray and Ada Mae Peele; four brothers, Willie, Samuel, David and Jerry Carter; and two sisters, Sadie Dailey and Everlena Carter.  The body may be viewed today from 2-6 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, February 19, 2005)

COLLINS, Curtis Lee

CHESAPEAKE - Curtis Lee COLLINS, of the 400 block of Craig St., a retired security guard, died Dec. 11, 1990, in a local hospital. Mr. Collins, a native of Hyde County, N.C., had retired from the C.O.G.I.C. Highrise. He was the widower of Irene Collins. He was a Mason and a member of Smyrna Church of Christ Disciples. Survivors include a daughter, Willie Mae Foster of New York City; a sister, Helen Spencer of Engelhard, N.C.; two brothers, Lee Collins of Engelhard and William Collins of Norfolk; and 3 grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Smyrna Church of Christ Disciples by the Rev. James M. Cherry. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Friends may join the family at 415 Craig St. Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, December 14, 1990; pg. 2D)

COLLINS, Dorothy Lee Gibbs

SWAN QUARTER - Dorothy Lee Gibbs COLLINS, 88, a native of Hyde County, died Thursday, November 30 at Swan Quarter.  She is survived by a son, Rondy Collins of Engelhard; and a daughter, Marlene White of Portsmouth, Va.; a brother Lonnie Gibbs of Alabama; three sisters: Sallie Spencer of Kinston, Lena Gibbs of Norfolk, Va. and Lillian Spencer of Engelhard; and five grandchildren.  A funeral service was held at Davis School on Monday, December 4 at 2 p.m. with Elder Annie P. Bryant officiating.  Burial followed in the Gibbs family cemetery.  Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia handled the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December  5, 2006; pg. 10A)

COLLINS, Eunice Spencer

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Eunice Spencer COLLINS, 93, of 818 North Respess Street, Washington, N.C., died Monday, Oct. 2, 1995, at her home. Mrs. Collins was born Oct. 22, 1901, in Engelhard, N.C., to the late Nathaniel Henry and Mary Neta Gibbs Spencer. On Aug. 25, 1923, she married Hallet Roosevelt Collins, who preceded her in death Dec. 31, 1987. She received her formal education in the Hyde County Schools. She was a member of the New Bethlehem Disciples of Christ Church, Norfolk, where she was a member of the Senior Choir. Mrs. Collins was a retired employee with the Norfolk City Schools. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Georgia Gorham, Washington; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Aggie Whitfield, Engelhard, N.C., and Eldress Wilda Brown, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Daniel Spencer, Brooklyn, N.Y. Her son, Prentice Lee Collins preceded her in death in 1956. Funeral services will be held today at 1:00 p.m. in Norfolk, at the New Bethlehem Disciples of Christ Church, 939 Marietta Avenue with the Rev. Avent Craig officiating. Burial will follow at the Roosevelt Memorial Park and Cemetery, Incorp in Chesapeake. Grandsons will serve as Pall Bearers. The family received friends from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 Bonner Street, and other times at the home. Arrangements are by The Randolph Funeral Home, Washington, N.C. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, October 6, 1995; pg. 5B)

COLLINS, Jean Carol

Ms. Jean Carol Collins, 56, of 159 Greenhill Road, Engelhard, died Monday, May 5, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard, with pastor George Merrick officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Memorial Cemetery, Engelhard.  Ms. Collins was born in Hyde County on Nov. 27, 1951. She was the daughter of Hannah Collins Mackey and the late Dearest Luke Mackey. She was daughter-in-kind of the late David Murray. She was a 1970 graduate of Mattamuskeet High School, Swan Quarter. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Elizabeth City State University. She was employed as county coordinator with the Economic Improvement Council. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard, where she served as a choir member, program coordinator and Sunday school teacher.  Survivors include two daughters, Felicia C. Collins and Chiquita Monet Collins, both of Greenville; and one grandchild.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, May 8, 2008)

COLLINS, Joe

COLUMBIA - Joe COLLINS, 93, died September 29 in Chowan Hospital in Edenton. Mr. Collins was born in Hyde County. He was retired from a meat company. Surviving are four daughters: Beunia Moore of Creswell, Bonnie Alexander of Norfolk, Va., Lucy Rodgers of Boston, Ga., and Mary Moore of Washington, D.C.; two sons: Joe D. Collins of Virginia and George M. Collins of Washington, D.C.; 47 grandchildren, 98 great-grandchildren and 52 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Otta Spruill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 10, 2000; pg. 10B)

COLLINS, Laten

Laten COLLINS, 80, of the 1100 block of Stacie Drive, died Jan. 3, 1996. A funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Mt. Pilgrim Disciples Church, Engelhard. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - January 6, 1996; pg. B4)

COLLINS, Leo

Leo Collins, 99, of Hwy. 264E, Engelhard, died Saturday, December 5, 2009 at a medical center in Cary.  Funeral services will be Saturday, December 12 at 1:30 p.m. at Davis Center, Engelhard.  Burial will be at Spencer Family Cemetery, Hwy. 264E.  Blair Funeral Service, Edenton, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, December 10, 2009; pg. 10A)

COLLINS, Mary Elizabeth Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth COLLINS, 87, of Gull Rock Road, Engelhard died Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Robinson and Robert Bland officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mrs. Collins was born in Hyde County on May 30, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Wilton L. and Lucy S. Gibbs. She was a housewife.  Survivors include one daughter, Gloria C. Spencer of Engelhard; one brother, Thomas Gibbs of Charlotte; five sisters, Neat Blount of Engelhard, Lucy Green of Swan Quarter, Virginia Hagans of Greenville, Myrtle Simmons of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Irene Simmons of Queens, N.Y. and one grandchild.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, March 8, 2005)

COLLINS, Norma Beckwith

Mrs. Norma Beckwith Collins, 91, of 1719 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at Cross Creek Nursing Home, Swan Quarter.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Bland officiating. Burial will follow in the Collins family cemetery, Engelhard.  Mrs. Collins was born in Hyde County on May 27, 1914, daughter of the late Bessie B. and Samuel Beckwith. Her husband preceded her in death. She was a housewife.  Survivors include nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, May 27, 2006)

COLLINS, Sanford Leroy

NORFOLK - Sanford Leroy COLLINS, 86, of the 7000 block of Auburn Ave., died May 23, 1997, in his home. A native of Hyde County, N.C., he was retired from Hampton Roads Sanitation District and a member of Hyde County Church of Disciples. Survivors include his wife, Alice Collins; two daughters, Loretta Moore and Earline Parker; two daughters-in-law; five sons, Leroy Collins, Andrew Collins, Willie Collins, Otis Anderson, John Jones; and a son-in-law; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nephews and friends. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Hale Funeral Home Chapel, Norfolk. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Norfolk. A wake will be held at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m. The family will receive friends at 7000 Auburn Ave., Apt. 918, but only the family will gather at the home at noon the day of the service. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, May 28, 1997; pg. 6B)

COLLINS, Seth Henry

ENGELHARD - Seth Henry COLLINS, 84, of Route 1, died April 25. A funeral was held Wednesday in Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge. Survivors include his wife, Norma B. Collins of Engelhard. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 30, 1998)

CONLEY, Joshua Michael

SLADESVILLE - Joshua Michael CONLEY, 21, formerly of Sladesville and more recently a resident of 1265 Goshen Road, Engelhard, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005 in Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Soule Cemetery with Steve Bryan officiating.  Mr. Conley was born in Tucson, Ariz. on Aug. 10, 1983. He was the son of Gary D. Moore of Mitchell, Ind. and Michelle Thomas Johnson of Tucson, Ariz. He attended Mattamuskeet School. He was working as a commercial fisherman.  Survivors include his stepfather, Bobby Brooks of Swan Quarter; his paternal grandparents, David and Mary Box of Mitchell, Ind.; his maternal grandmother, Linda Thomas Foster of Pamlico Beach; two brothers, Danny Kyle Conley, Jr. of Bedford, Ind. and Jarred Scot Conley of Mitchell, Ind.; and one sister, Kaiya Michelle Conley of Bedford, Ind.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Vernon "Barney" Thomas.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, January 22, 2005)

COOPER, Bertha Irene

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Bertha Irene COOPER of Juniper Bay Road, Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter, with the Rev. Reginald Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mrs. Cooper was born in Hyde County on Jan. 2, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Garfield and Irene McCloud Cooper. She attended the Hyde County schools. She was employed in various local restaurants. She became a member of Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church at an early age.  Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Cooper of Swan Quarter; one son, Roland Cooper of Engelhard; two sisters, Hilda Barrow and Victoria Blount, both of Swan Quarter; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ollie Topping Blount; one son, Jerry L. Cooper; one sister, Martha McCullor; one brother, Jesse Cooper and one great-grandson, Jaekwon Baker.  A wake will be held today from 6-8 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington. The family will receive friends at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, July 30, 2005)

COOPER, Betty Lynn

SWAN QUARTER - Ms. Betty Lynn COOPER, 40, of Swan Quarter, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Belhaven with Brother Edward Lee Spencer officiating.  Burial will follow at Clayton family cemetery, Scranton.  Ms. Cooper was born July 11, 1964, in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of Minnie Pearl Clayton Cooper and the late Latham Cooper Jr. She attended the public schools of Beaufort County.  Ms. Cooper was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Belhaven.  Survivors include one daughter, Thomecena Cooper of Swan Quarter; one son, Bradley Cooper of Swan Quarter; seven sisters, Linda C. Fulford of Engelhard, Jessica Cooper of Manteo, Tassie Cooper of Swan Quarter, Kimberly Cooper of Engelhard, Wanda Cooper and Shavon Cooper, both of Louisburg, and Mary Robinson of Elizabeth City; and two brothers, Elvis Cooper of Swan Quarter and Marty Cooper of Memphis, Tenn.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, October 23, 2004)

COOPER, Elvira Howard

Mrs. Elvira Cooper of 1110 Farrow Fork Road, Engelhard, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, at home. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, April 3, 2009)

Mrs. Elvira Howard Cooper, 74, of 1100 Farrow Fork Road, Engelhard, died at home on Thursday, April 2, 2009. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday. Viewing in Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church one hour before service. Arrangements by Randolph Funeral Home-Bonner Street, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, April 6, 2009)

COOPER, Marvin C.

COLUMBIA, N.C. - Marvin C. COOPER, 46, of Route 1, died Dec. 11, 1995. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge. Virginian-Pilot - December 15, 1995; pg. 11B)

COOPER, Mary H.

PORTSMOUTH - Mary H. COOPER passed away Dec. 14, 2001, in North Carolina, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Cooper was born and raised in Hyde County, N.C., and relocated to Portsmouth for marriage, employment and to raise her family. She was a telephone company operator, worked for George T. McLean, and was a General Electric employee. She retired from the city of Portsmouth as a 911 dispatcher. Those who knew Mary will truly miss her, for she was the nicest person anyone could know. She was predeceased by her loving son, Command Sgt. Major William E. Kirk, retired. She is survived by a son, Joseph E. Cooper and wife Therese L. Cooper; a daughter-in-law, Karla G. Kirk; six grandchildren, Adam B. Cooper, Paul L. Cooper, Mark E. Cooper, Mary C. Dulan and husband Shawn, Bryan P. Kirk and wife Monica, Grant C. Kirk and wife Marion; and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Tom Potter. The family will receive friends and relatives at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, today from 7 to 8 p.m. (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, December 16, 2001)

COPE, Lila Midgette

CORAPEAKE - Lila Midgette "Lee" Cope passed away Nov. 4, 2010 at age 76. [She was born in Hyde Co. on Jan. 25, 1934, daughter of Wm. Talmadge Midgette (1907-1974) & Rose Etta Mooney (1910-1980).]  She went to be with her beloved husband, Wesley A. Cope, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her children: Billy Hopkins, Saul Hopkins, Karen Craig and her stepchildren: Skipper Cope and Jimmy Cope; her grandchildren, Wesley, Katlin, Katherine and Cheyenne were the love of her life, and she was the best Meme there ever was. She leaves behind many family members and friends that will dearly miss her. Services will be held Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will be at home after the memorial service.   (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, November 7, 2010)

CORNETTE, James Gold

James Gold Cornette, 67, of Ocracoke, NC comfortably passed from this world to the next on September 3, 2010, leaving a wake of giggling nurses and healthcare providers shaking their heads. He was the son of Grady and Elaine Cornette, and husband of the incredibly tolerant Rebecca Swanzey Cornette. James grew up in Charlotte, where he was a star baseball player and athlete in high school and college. He was on his way to the major leagues when knee injuries sent him down his other pathway as a teacher. He taught in tough Charlotte City Schools before settling with his young family on Ocracoke, where he and Becky raised their three boys. He completed his 30 year career as a teacher, teaching from one generation through the other at Ocracoke School.  James lived his life by surrounding himself in fun, sarcasm and humor, always first draw with the one liner. He lived to poke fun with, or brighten the moment of anyone having a bad day. A talented closet artist, he painted and drew Patrick and “Spongesquare Bobpants,” creating their new adventures to the delight of his grandkids. James always had a soft spot for anyone in need, and was a champion for the underdog. He was actually seen negotiating Mexican street vendors up on their prices because he thought they needed the additional pesos.  He is preceded in death by his parents and wife. He is survived by his brother Milton (Myrtle) and family of Charlotte, his sons, Jim (Ellen) Cornette of Hampstead, Eric (Katie) of Fountain, and Daniel (Patricia) of Boone. He is missed tremendously by his family, but especially by his grandkids Lisa, Pedro, CJ, Frazer, and great grandkids Spencer and Camden.  His legacy remains within all of the hearts that he touched, as well as the school kids that he worked to start their lives out “Tipper Topper!” A Celebration of James’ life will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 9, at Ocracoke United Methodist Church. There will be a time of Visitation from 2 to 3:00 pm, immediately prior to the service.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] – Thursday, September 9, 2010)

CORNETTE, Rebecca Swanzey

OCRACOKE - Rebecca Swanzey CORNETTE, 59, died Saturday, January 5, 2002 in Greenville. Mrs. Cornette was born in Charlotte and was a retired teacher's assistant in special education at Ocracoke School. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Evilee Schissm Swanzey and the wife of James G. Cornette of Ocracoke. Besides her husband, surviving are three sons: Jim Cornette of Hampstead, Eric Cornette of Greenville, and Daniel Cornette of New Orleans, La.; one sister, Charlene Swansea of Chapel Hill; and one brother, Henry Swanzey of Charlotte; three grandchildren: Pedro, Frazier and C.J. Cornette. A funeral service will held Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Joyce Reynolds and the Rev. Henry Swanzey with burial in the Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002; pg. 6A)

COVIL, James Columbus

CHESAPEAKE - James Columbus COVIL, of the 19000 block of Track Lane, a truck driver, died Feb. 21, 1995, in Hampton Veterans Hospital, Hampton, Va. Mr. Covil was born in Hyde County, N.C. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Capeville. Survivors include his wife, Linda Covil; five daughters, Linda Taylor, Brenda Oliver and Katie Gaines of Norfolk, Va., Pauline Hunt of Boston, Mass., and Teryl Mims of Forest City, N.C.; six sons, Richard Covil, James Covil, Jr. and Anthony M. Covil of Boston, Mass., Reginald Covil of St. Augustine, Fla., Shawn Davis of Norfolk, Va., and Marcus Blue of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Joyce Covil of Portsmouth, Va., and Alma Hoggard of Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Willie Covil and Darnell Covil of Philadelphia; 23 grandchildren; three step-daughters, Valfreda Douglas and Latricia Cottrell of Norfolk, Va., and Latesia Flagler of Wildwood, Fla.; and three step-sons, William Douglas of Norfolk, Va., Eugene Flagler of St. Augustine, Fla., and Lindsay Haywood of Newport News, Va. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Westmunden, Chesapeake, Va., by the Rev. John Ashby. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Fitchett Funeral Home is handling arrangements. The family will be at 330 London Blvd., Portsmouth, Va. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, February 24, 1995; pg. 5B)

COWAN, Annie Laura Williams Pittman

Mrs. Annie Laura Williams Pittman COWAN, 90, of 379 E. Main St., Belhaven, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A graveside service will be conducted today at 11 a.m. at the Beulah Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Hyde County with Reggie Braziel officiating.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Georgie Sawyer, Roy Spencer, Ricky Adams, Murl Gibbs, Buster Williams and Rocky Willis.  Mrs. Cowan was born in Hyde County on Aug. 3, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Valentine Williams and Florida Carrow Williams. She was a homemaker. She was married to Earl Pittman, who preceded her in death on April 24, 1972. She later married Harold Cowan, who also preceded her in death.  Survivors include two daughters, Edna Earl Fortescue of Scranton and Peggy Adams of Belhaven; three sons, Milton Lee Pittman of Cape Carteret and Larry Mitchell Pittman and Alfred Dean Pittman, both of Scranton; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Annie Mae Jennette; one sister, Olivia Jennette; and two brothers.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Cowan family.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, September 12, 2005)

COX, Bertha Tunnell

BELHAVEN - Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Tunnell COX of Belhaven were held at the Mount Olive Christian Church at Ponzer Wednesday morning, March 30, with the Rev. W.B. Armstrong officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Cox died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter B.F. Randolph in Norfolk, last week. She had been ill for several months. Mrs. Cox was born in Hyde County on September 19, 1886, daughter of the late Alexander Dixon Tunnell and Annie Swindell Tunnell. She was a member of the Mount Olive Christian Church. Surviving are two sons: Leonard M. Cox, USN, Norfolk, Va., and J. Dixon Cox of Belhaven; one daughter, Mrs. Walter B.F. Randolph of Norfolk; 5 grandchildren; one brother, Joseph L. Tunnell of Swan Quarter; and three sisters: Mrs. Ephronr? Spencer of Swan Quarter, Mrs. Una Jones of Washington, and Mrs. Ruby Watson of Swan Quarter. Pallbearers were Cleveland Smithwick, Felix Davis, Alonza Foreman, Staten Clayton, Ray Rhem, and Herbert Rhem. (The Hyde County Herald - March 1949) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md. who states Mrs. Annie Bertha Tunnell Cox died March 28, 1949 and was married to Robert Edward Cox (1863-1941).]

COX, Elvira Hudson

CAMDEN, N.C. - Elvira Hudson COX, age 79, of Camden, NC, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004, in the Albemarle Hospital. She was a native of Hyde County, NC, and was the daughter of the late Leland Hudson and Lillian Lorena Gibbs, and was the wife of the late Mark Elmer Cox. Mrs. Cox was former owner and operator of Cox Grocery, and was a member of Camden Church of Christ.  She is survived by one son, Lee Cox of Elizabeth City, NC; two sisters, Delores Harless of Camden, NC, and Stella Knabe and her husband Allen of WI; two grandchildren, Brandon and Kristen Cox.  A funeral service will be Sunday, August 15, 2004, at 3:00 PM in the Camden Church of Christ with Minister Mike McNamara officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC. At other times the family will be at the residence of, Delores Harless, 302 Country Club road, Camden, NC.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

COX, Heidi Holland

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Heidi Holland COX, 21, died early Friday, September 4, as a result of an automobile accident near Stumpy Point. A native of Hyde County, she was born October 8, 1976 in Belhaven. She was a graduate of Mattamuskeet School in the Class of 1994, an avid pet lover and worked at Charlotte's Web in Kill Devil Hills as a pet caregiver. She was a member of Middletown Christian Church. She is survived by her mother, Maybell Holland Cox Stevens of Kill Devil Hills; her father, Joe Redden Cox, and her paternal grandmother, Nell Cox, both of Engelhard, Middletown community; and a sister, Heather Cox Etheridge of Manteo. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Middletown Christian Church. Scott Sukeforth officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 10, 1998; pg. 10A)

COX, Hilda Howard

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Hilda Howard COX of Hyde County, N.C., Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Tarboro, N.C., died on Dec. 7, 2003. She was the beloved daughter of the late John Howard and Nannie Spencer, wife of the late George Cox, and loving aunt of John, Pam and Sue Howard. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to her viewing Thursday at 10 a.m. followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m. at Hickory Methodist Church, 2706 Battlefield Blvd. South with interment at Riverside Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, December 10, 2003)

COX, Hyler Jackson

ENGELHARD - Hyler Jackson COX, 66,of, Route 1, Engelhard, died Oct. 8 at his home. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late Otis Lee and Mary Selby Cox. He was a member of the Christian Church and a retired commercial fisherman and pork producer. Surviving are his wife, Millie Spencer Cox; two sons: H. Wayne Cox of Engelhard and Lyle S. Cox of Bristol, Tenn.; his step-mother, Mrs. Lula Mae Cox of Belhaven; a sister, Elsie C. Ballance of Mt. Airy, Md., a half-brother, Jimmy Cox of Belhaven. Funeral services will be held, at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the family plot at Fulford Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Renn officiating. The family suggests memorials may be made to Engelhard United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Don Hunter, Rt. 1, Engelhard, N.C. or a charity of choice. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and at other times at the home. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 9, 1990)

COX, Ione Bishop

BELHAVEN - Ione Bishop COX, 91, of Belhaven and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Monday, July 10, at Cross Creek. Mrs. Cox was born in Hyde County, the daughter of the late Charlie R. and Lela Mae Jones Bishop. She worked for many years at Mrs. Padgett's store and The Grill in Pantego. She was the widow of Herman G. Cox who died in 1973. Several cousins survive. Funeral services were at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery on Wednesday with Steve Bryan officiating. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 13, 1995; pg. 6A)

COX, Jerry

Jerry Cox, 89, died at his home near Pantego Tuesday of last week following a long illness.  Funeral services were held at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Ralph Tyer, pastor of the Pantego Christian Church, officiating.  Burial was in the Yeatesville Cemetery.  Active pallbearers were Mickie Benson, Oran Benson, Daniel Ratcliff, E.H. Bishop, Jr., William Daw, and Claude Ricks.  Honorary pallbearers were members of the Bishop Cross Hunting Club.  Mr. Cox was a native of Hyde County.  He was a member of the Pantego Christian Church.  Surviving are a son, Roswell Cox of the home; a foster son, Frank Batey of the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, Va.' and two grandchildren, R.H. Cox and Louisa Cox of the home.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, July 3, 1959; pg. 8)

COX, Joseph Wilbur

ENGELHARD - Joseph Wilbur COX, 75, of the Middletown community in Engelhard, died Monday, June 9, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Middletown on November 29, 1921, he was the son of the late James Monroe and Lillie Swindell Cox. He was a member of the Middletown Christian Church. Mr. Cox served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he earned the rank of Tech. 5 Coxswain. He served in company with a boat battalion, 533rd boat and shore regiment. He received two bronze stars for service in the Philippines and earned four bronze stars in the American Theatre, and Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He also earned a bronze arrowhead and victory medal during his 3 years and 4 months of service. He operated a mechanic shop in Middletown with his brother for several years, later worked as a commercial fisherman and captained shrimp boats in Key West, Florida. In 1963, he began work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge where he retired in 1981. Surviving are his wife, Nell Camp Cox; two sons: Richard M. Cox of Norfolk, Va., and Joseph Redden Cox of Engelhard; two sisters: Lucille Cox Osborne of Engelhard and Margie Cox Scott of Wilkesboro; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Middletown Christian Church. The Rev. Albert Stuck, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 12, 1997; pg. 10A)

COX, Juila Mae Brinn

ENGELHARD - Julia Mae Brinn COX, 82, died Tuesday, September 8, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on August 2, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Topping and Annie Rose Brinn. She was the widow of James Earl Cox who died in 1966. She worked for several years at Mattamuskeet Lodge and later at Etheridge Oil and Gas in Engelhard prior to her retirement. She was a member of Engelhard Christian Church. Surviving are her sister, Terry H. Elkins; her children: Bill Hardison and wife Bernice of Dallas, Texas, Millie Andrews of Engelhard, Maybell Stevens of Kill Devil Hills, Sylvia Neal of Engelhard; her sisters-in-law: Wilma Brinn Carawan of Engelhard, Nell C. Cox and Lucille Osborne of Middletown, and Margie Scott of North Wilkesboro. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Engelhard Christian Church. Scott Sukeforth and Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 10, 1998; pg. 10A)

COX, Julianna Farrow

ENGELHARD - Julianna Farrow COX, 95, formerly of Middletown community. and a long-time resident of Autumnfield of Belhaven, died Wednesday, November 8, at Pungo District Hospital. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late George and Dorcas Brooks Cox. Miss Cox was the proprietor of the former Julia Cox Store in Middletown for many years when that post office was open. She was a member of the Hyde Chapter, Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years, and was a member of Middletown Christian Church. Surviving are four nephews: Thomas B. Cox, Jr. of Elizabeth City, Thad Selby, Jr. of Engelhard, Jerry Cox of Jacksonville, Fla., and Roger Cox of Elizabeth City; two nieces: Dorcas Waller of Great Bridge, Va., and Brenda Swyne of Elizabeth City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, in Middletown Christian Church. The Rev. Albert Stuck, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 9, 1995; pg. 8A)

COX, Lucy

ENGELHARD - Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Miss Lucy COX at the Engelhard Methodist Church by the pastor, the Rev. J.A. Williams. Interment was in the Fulford Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roy Starr Cox, Cecil Silverthorn, Murel Marshall, Allen F. Gibbs, Sherwood Selby and Geo. Thos. Gibbs. Miss Cox, age 70, died Thursday morning in Trueblood Rest Home at Durant's Neck, Hertford, Route 3, where she had been living since 1958. Miss Cox was a member of the Engelhard Methodist Church. Surviving are one brother, Thomas Cox of Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews. Among the out-of-town relatives attending were her brother, Thomas Cox and daughter Miss Barbara Cox of Charlotte, Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Ballance and children of Baltimore, Mrs. Mary Ross of Bath, and Mrs. Lula Cox and Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Cox of Belhaven. (The Coastland Times - December 15, 1961)

COX, Lula Mae Cuthrell

Mrs. Lula Mae COX, age 91, a resident of 408 Belhaven Square, Belhaven, died Sunday, July 10, 2005 at Ridgewood Manor in Washington.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2005 from the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, conducted by the Rev. Mary Lou McElray and Michael Isbell. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery, Engelhard.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Danny Daniels, Benny Daniels, Chuck Latham, Johnny Cuthrell, Ellis Cuthrell and Lynn Peele.  Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Raulerson, Karen Latham, Cindy Harris, Shelia Cahoon and Christy Ferguson.  Mrs. Cox was born in Fairfield, N.C., on Dec. 2, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Hurbert Cuthrell and Mattie Bell Cox Cuthrell. Mrs. Cox was a homemaker and a member of Engelhard Baptist Church.  Mrs. Cox was married to Otis Lee Cox, who preceded her in death on May 29, 1960.  Survivors include her son Jimmy Cox and his wife, Vicki, of Belhaven; two grandchildren, Vic Cox and his wife, Mary, of Manteo and Deb Cox Johnson and her husband, Ricky, of Belhaven; two great-grandchildren, Rebecca Cox Spencer and her husband, Daniel, and Hannah Cox, all of Manteo; four step-grandchildren, Vicki Deardorf of Mt. Airy Md., Kenny Ballance of Baltimore, Md., Wayne Cox of Engelhard and Lyle Cox of Kill Devil Hills; four step-great-grandchildren, Katie and Steven Ballance of Baltimore, Md., Matthew and Brian Deardorf of Mt. Airy, Md.; three brothers, Walter Cuthrell of Williamston, John Cuthrell of Belhaven and W.D. Cuthrell of Raleigh; and three sisters, Ann Latham and Archie Daniels, both of Belhaven, and Iva Eldridge of New Bern.  Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by two stepchildren, Hyler Cox and Elsie Ballance; a brother, Curtis Cuthrell; and a sister, Gladys Raulerson.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2005 at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, and other times at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Vicki Cox, 612 Water St., Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Cox family.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, July 11, 2005)

COX, Mabel Sewall

Mabel Sewall Cox, 94, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter died Sunday May 13, 2012.  Born in Hyde County, October 27, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Claud and Cora Adams Sewall. She was married to Malcolm Cox who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church. She served as a full time volunteer at Cross Creek Health Care Center and was the recipient of the Governor's Volunteer Service Award.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. the Swan Quarter Christian Church. Sonny Furrow will officiate. Burial will follow at Soule Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Sadler, Bryce Sadler, Richard Sadler, Norm Sadler, Justin Williams and Hunter Corey.  Surviving are two daughters, Christene C. Sadler and husband Travis of Washington, NC and Dale Scott-Lamm and husband Johnny of Moncks Corner, SC; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers Keith Sewall and Sam Sewall; a sister Peggy S. Payne.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Swan Quarter Christian Church Fellowship Hall.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

COX, Malcolm Bryan

SWAN QUARTER - Malcolm Bryan COX, 88, of Route 1, died Sunday, March 22, at Cross Creek Health Care Center where he had been a resident for several years. Born in Hyde County on February 15, 1910, he was the son of the late Will and Ida Gibbs Cox. He was married to the former Mabel Sewall on April 10, 1936. Mr. Cox worked for many years with the former Quinn-Miller Furniture Store in Swan Quarter. Following his retirement, he worked some time with Pat Spencer's Exxon in Swan Quarter. He was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church. Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Christine C. Sadler and husband Travis, and Dale C. Scott and husband Weldon, both of Washington; and two sisters: Dell C. Berry and Willie Murl C. Bonner, both of Swan Quarter. His grandchildren include Norman Sadler and wife Shelley, Michael Sadler, Robin Williams and husband Buddy, and Gwen Corey; several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Raffael Farrow, Jr. will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 24, 1998)

COX, Mildred Spencer

Mildred Spencer Cox, 100, of Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, July 1, 2013.  Mrs. Cox, born in Hyde County, was the daughter of the late Samuel Davis Spencer and Sallie Gibbs Spencer and the widow of Thomas Benjamin Cox, Sr.   She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church of Engelhard.  She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Swayne of Hertford, NC and Dorcas Waller of Elizabeth City, NC; three son, Jerry Cox of Jacksonville, FL, Tom Cox and Roger Cox both of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Agnes Etheridge of Engelhard, NC; eleven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.  She was pre-deceased by two sisters, Isabelle and Mattie; and a brother, Earl.  A funeral service will be Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the West Lawn Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Cox family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

COX, Sophia Watson

FAIRFIELD - Sophia Watson COX, 67, of Fairfield (Newlands community), died July 5 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A Hyde County native, she was the daughter of the late Romulus and Lessie Dunbar Watson. She was the widow of Thomas Clifton Cox. Mrs. Cox was a retired livestock farmer, a member of the Fairfield Christian Church, a member of the Fairfield Book Club and was a member of the Fairfield Cemetery Circle. Surviving are three sons: Clifton Ray Cox and Eugene Cox, both of Fairfield, and Vernon Gray Cox of Selma; four brothers: Elvin Watson of Washington, Preston Watson of Plymouth, Romulus Watson of Columbia, and Gilbert Watson of Gray, Georgia; two sisters: Neva Pearl Gage of Garner, and Jackie Meyers of Gray, Georgia; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. July 7 at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery with Leon Williams officiating. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 8, 1993; pg. 6A)

COX, Stephen D.

STEPHEN D. COX, LONG A LEADER IN ENGELHARD DEAD - Stephen D. COX, 73, long a leader and unselfish community worker in Hyde County, died Sunday morning after a month illness in the Wilson Sanatorium, and was interred at 3 p.m. Monday at Amity Churchyard.  The services were conducted by Rev. J.C. Harmon.  Dan Berry was the funeral director.  There were many flowers and a large group to pay their last respects.  He was the son of the late William Henry and Angenora Cox and the husband of Mrs. Mamie Ransom Cox whom he married in August 1950.  His first wife, Mrs. Viola Guthrie Cox, died two years ago.  He had served as a member of the Board of Commissioners and of Education in Hyde County; as a Trustee, Steward and Sunday School Supt. as well as district lay leader of the Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Modern Woodmen, a director in the East Carolina Bank and was well-known for his lifetime of devotion to public causes in Hyde County.  He is survived by his wife; two sisters: Mrs. Annie Cox Wilson of Lakeland, Fla. and Mrs. Sarah Cox Roper of Engelhard.  Pallbearers were Leland, Sam and Willie Dudley, Freddie Berry, Roman Patrick and Marion Swindell.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 20, 1951; pg. 1)

COX, Walter Clyde

COLUMBIA - Walter Clyde COX, age 85, well-known retired merchant and farmer of Washington and Chocowinity, died suddenly Sunday at 5:30 a.m. January 23 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D.M. Bridgman of Columbia, whom he had been visiting the past few weeks. Mr. Cox was born in Middletown, Hyde County, on November 1, 1869, son of Jeremiah and Mary White Cox. He was the last member of a pioneer family of Hyde County and held the high esteem and respect of the entire county. He was a member of the Christian Church and was active in the Haw Branch Christian Church. He moved to Washington in September of 1924 where he operated a mercantile business until his retirement. He was twice married, his first marriage being to Ella Olivia Brooks, who preceded him in death April 15, 1933. To this union was born Mrs. Cecil Sawyer of Wilmington, Mrs. N.O. Marshall of LaPorte, Indiana, Mrs. Cottie Lee Sullivan of Wilson, Mrs. D.M. Bridgman of Columbia and Mrs. Lloyd R. Latham of Washington, who survive. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. His second marriage was to Blanche Griffen Lewis, who preceded him in death in November of 1948. Funeral services were held from the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington on January 25th at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Frank Butler. Burial followed in Oakdale cemetery. Many friends will be honorary pallbearers and active pallbearers were Clifton Barr, Hubert Jones, Plum Hill, Rupert Williams, Bruce Alcox, Frank Jones, Swindell Clark, Pete Clark, and Grey Chesson. (The Coastland Times - Friday, February 4, 1955; pg. 5)

COYLE, Henry

OCRACOKE - The people of Ocracoke where he served during the war, and his comrades in N.C. generally, will be grieved at the news of the death of Capt. Henry COYLE, 64, retired Coast Guard officer who died Wednesday. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Cemetery on Monday June 11. Capt. Coyle was admitted to U.S. Marine Hospital in Norfolk on Tuesday suffering from a cerebral hemorrhage. His wife died April 27, 1952. The only immediate survivor is a daughter, Mrs. David N. Inbush of Washington. (The Coastland Times - Friday, June 5, 1953; pg. 1)

CRAFT, Julia Campbell Swindell Williams
(Nov. 2, 1912---Nov. 21, 2003)

ROBERSONVILLE - Mrs. Julia Swindell Williams CRAFT, 91, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at her home.  The funeral service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Mrs. Craft, a native of the Bath community of Beaufort County, spent her youth in Swan Quarter in Hyde County.  She moved to Greenville in 1928 and was a graduate of Greenville High School.  She married Robert King (Jimbo) Williams in 1931 and they opened Williams Shoe Shop in Greenville in 1946 and operated it until his death on March 13, 1953.  She later married James Franklin Craft, and they continued to operate the store.  She was a member of the Christian Chapel Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Walter B. (Shorty) Swindell.  Surviving:  Husband, Frank Craft; a son, Robert K. (Bobby) Williams Jr. of Garner; a granddaughter, Lori Ann Sweany of Berryville, Va; three great-grandchildren, Ashli Ann Graham, Shelby Craft Graham and Ted Graham (Jr.), all of Berryville, Va; three sisters, Lucille Jones of Greenville, Roselyn  Guirkins of New Bern and Frances  Daly of Clinton.  The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home today from 4-6 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  (Robersonville, N.C. - Sunday, November 23, 2003) [Kindly submitted by Robert K. "Bob" Williams]

CRANK, Jeanette Payne

STUMPY POINT - Jeanette Payne CRANK, 74, of Stumpy Point, died Feb. 10 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mrs. Crank, a native of Engelhard was the daughter of the late Hyman G. and Annie Brinn and the widow of Carl Leroy Crank. She was a homemaker and member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Dianna Fugit, of Boise, Idaho and one son, Raymond Crank of Tacoma, Wash.; two nieces and one nephew. Funeral services will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Clarence O'Briant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 12, 1991)

CREDLE, Albert Bryce

Mr. Albert “Bryce” Credle, age 86, a resident of 104 Ridgewood Circle, Washington, NC died Thursday April 29, 2010 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday May 1, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Pastor Scott Setzer. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Deacons of Second Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Credle was born in Hyde County on June 19, 1923 son of the late Albert Cartwright Credle and the late Sally Gibbs Credle. He graduated from Swan Quarter High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy. In his service in the Navy Mr. Credle was a Chief Petty Officer aboard the USS McDougal during World War II. Mr. Credle married the former Virginia Jennette on July 1, 1945 who preceded him in death on October 28, 2005. In Washington he was a barber at the West Main Barber Shop. Following his retirement he became an avid traveler by RV. Mr. Credle was a member of Second Baptist church of Washington.  Survivors include two daughters: Elaine Pearce and her husband David of Arcadia, FL and Corky House and her husband Larry of Washington; two grandchildren: Tammy Norman and her husband Kevin of Fredericksburg, VA and Bryce Herbert and his wife Shani of Benson, NC and two great grandchildren: Jake Norman and Cody Norman. Mr. Credle was preceded in death by two sisters: Thelma Fulford and Edith Best and a brother: Sidney Credle.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday April 30, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mr. Credle’s daughter Corky located at 105 Iron Mine Way, the Iron Creek subdivision of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Credle family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

CREDLE, Alice Swink

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Alice Swink CREDLE, 88, of Cedarville Road, died March 22, in a Chesapeake hospital. A native of Norfolk County, she was the widow of Ormand Grey Credle. She retired from the Norfolk city schools as a third grade teacher at Norview Elementary. Mrs. Credle and her husband retired to Hyde County where they lived until his death. Mrs. Credle continued to reside there until her health forced her to live with her daughter. She was a member of Engelhard United Methodist Church and was a James Madison University alumnus. Survivors include two daughters: Laura C. Snell of Chesapeake and Janice C. Gavilan of Williamsburg, Va.; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Tuesday in Rosewood Memorial Park. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 29, 1998)

CREDLE, Mrs. Allen

MAKELEYVILLE - Mrs. Allen CREDLE died May 30th. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, June 11, 1896; pg. 2; column 5) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]  In Memory Of has the following listing: Desdamona Fortescue Credle born August 21, 1869 and died circa 1898. Her husband is listed as Allen Burrus Credle.

CREDLE, Allene Dunbar

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Allene Dunbar ``Beuna'' CREDLE, 88, died April 26, 1991, in her daughter's home. Mrs. Credle, a native of Hyde County, N.C., was a member of Coinjock Order of the Eastern Star 218. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Glover of Charlottesville; three sisters, Lillian Hollowell of New Bern, N.C., Margaret Bing of Scranton, N.C., and Lucille Griffin of Elizabeth City; a brother, Kenneth Dunbar of Scranton; 9 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in Twiford's Northside Chapel, Elizabeth City, by the Rev. William A. Griffin. Burial will be private. Friends may join the family from 3 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, April 28, 1991; pg. 2B)

CREDLE, Benjamin Silas

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Benjamin S. CREDLE, 81, husband of Annie Jo Davis Credle of Mount Pleasant, S.C., died March 3, 2002. He was born in Swan Quarter, N.C., a son of Nathaniel and Eloise Lupton Credle. He attended Louisburg College in Louisburg, N.C. and served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945 in the 63rd Infantry Division. He was stationed in France and Germany during WWII and participated in the battle of the Siegfried Line. He was employed as a salesman with Swift and Co. for 23 years and with Wilson Foods for 15 years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years; daughter, Sandra C. Gilbert [and husband Bob. F.] of Charleston and Charlotte; sons: Edward Lupton Credle [and wife Peggy] of Spring Hope, N.C., and Benjamin Scott Credle [and wife Margie] of Natchez, Mississippi; two sisters: Janet Hood of Asheboro, N.C. and Georgie Cahoon of Falls Church, Va.; and 8 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Chapel in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002. (News & Observer [Raleigh], Monday, March 4, 2002)

CREDLE, Betty Cooper

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Betty Cooper CREDLE, 72, of 18 East Bay Court, Swan Quarter, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held Thursday at noon at Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Reginald Saunders, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, Va.  Mrs. Credle was born in Hyde County on June 7, 1933, to the late Cordy Cooper and Florida Brimmage Cooper. She was a member of Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother Board. She previously resided in Virginia. She was married to William E. Credle, who preceded her in death.  Survivors are: one daughter, Florida C. Rogers (James) of Virginia Beach, Va.; a grandson, Timothy E. Cooper (De Lisa) of Owasso, Okla; three greatgrandchildren, Calvin Cooper, Norfolk, Va., Tatum Cooper and Tori Cooper of Owasso, Okla; three sisters, Janet McCabe, Zidia Fulford and Janie Credle, all of Swan Quarter; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A viewing will be held Wednesday from noon to 8:30 p.m. at the chapel, Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the residence from 6-8 p.m.  Arrangements by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, December 14, 2005)

CREDLE, Betty Neal

GREENVILLE - Mrs. Betty Neal CREDLE, 85, died Thursday, April 14, 2005.  A funeral will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mrs. Credle was born in Louisburg, the daughter of the late Robert Perry and Lucy Wilder Neal. She graduated from East Carolina University. She was married to Edward D. "Sam" Credle, who survives. She taught school in Hyde, Pitt and Franklin county schools. Most of her career was spent teaching in the Greenville City schools. She retired in 1981. She was a member of the Retired School Teachers Association. She was a member of Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, Greenville, where she was a member of the Ada Cherry-Lydia Wooten Sunday school class.  Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Joy Credle of Greenville and one sister, Mary N. Baker of Pennsylvania.  She was preceded in death by four brothers, Wallace Neal, John Neal, Billy Neal and David Neal and one granddaughter, Anitra Allen Coburn.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, April 16, 2005)

CREDLE, E.D. "Sam"

Mr. E. D. “Sam” Credle, 95, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013.  The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 AM in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mr. Credle was a native of Hyde County, the youngest son of Virginia and Gratz Credle. He made his home in Greenville since 1943, where he was employed as a Parts Supervisor for the NC Department of Transportation for more than 45 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church and the Carson Men’s Bible Class. Mr. Credle was a longtime member of the Greenville Moose Lodge and the Interdenominational Men’s Prayer Breakfast.  Mr. Credle was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, a brother, his wife, Betty Neal Credle, and granddaughter, Anitra Allen Coburn.  He is survived by his: daughter, Joy Credle, of New Bern; six nieces and 3 nephews and a number of great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends for an hour prior to the service at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (Wilkerson Funeral Home)

CREDLE, Edward Thomas

SWAN QUARTER - Edward Thomas CREDLE died Wednesday, February 28 in Washington, N.C. Born June 4, 1907 in Swan Quarter, he was the son of the late Thomas Martin and Lizzie Payne Credle and widower of Katherine Zimmerman. They celebrated 64 years of marriage together. He was owner and operator of Credle Equipment Company of Utica, N.Y. and Potsdam, N.Y., the Utica Office from 1936 until he retired in 1975. He was a 60 year member of the Utica Masonic Lodge #47 and Mattamuskeet Lodge #328, and a 50 year member of the Ziyara Temple Shriners, Rotary Club of Barneveld, N.Y. and Engelhard. He served on the Remsen, N.Y. Central School board, the Folks Home Board of Directors, President of the American Equipment Dealer's Assoc., member of the Remsen United Methodist Church, Remsen-Steuben Historical Society, an honorary member of the St. David's Welsh Society of Utica, a board member of Oneida National Bank. Mr. Credle was a moving force in the historical French Road Church, responsible in the organization of its restoration and movement. He is survived by his son, the Rev. Paul E. Credle and wife Barbara of Remsen; his grandson, Timothy Paul Credle of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; his granddaughter, Lisa Roberts and husband John; two great-granddaughters; his sister, Lizzie Mae Britton of Swan Quarter; four nephews: Richard P. Credle who lived with him, Thomas P. Credle of Thomasville, Ga., Michael Credle of Timberlake and David Credle of Hampton, Va.; and two very special friends: Vijay G. Hira of Wheaton, Ill., and Arif Motiwala of Rochester, N.Y. Preceding him in death were brothers Milburne Credle, Burnice Credle and Harold Credle; sisters Beatrice C. Williams, Sallie Mavis Credle, Mary Viel Credle and Maza Lee Credle. Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Providence United Methodist Chruch. The Rev. Harold Harbin and Steve Bryan officiated. Burial will follow at the French Road Church Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are entrusted to Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 4, 2001; pg. 12A)

CREDLE, Elsie Thomas

SCRANTON - Elsie Thomas CREDLE, 74, of the Sladesville community, died Sunday, August 25 at her home.  Born in Beaufort County on September 27, 1927, she was the daughter of the late George Archie and Mary Alice Grover Thomas.  She was the widow of Walter Allen Credle who died Aug. 10, 1991.  Mrs. Credle was very active in community affairs.  She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church where she initiated the Sunday School choir and was a longtime Sunday School teacher.  She was a former member of the board of directors of Tideland Mental Health and served as instructor with Beaufort County Community College and Martin County Community College in the GED program for many years.  She was a former recipient of the citizen of the year award in Hyde County for 1975 presented by the Hyde County Jaycettes.  Surviving are three sons: Allen Thomas Credle of Hendersonville, Jeff Mitchell Credle and Richard Hooks Credle, both of Sladesville; a daughter, Betty Blane C. Foreman of Winterville; and 7 grandchildren: Steven Foreman, Jana Foreman, Erica Credle, Bonni Credle, Sean Credle, Zack Credle, and Ethan Credle.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty T. Spencer.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Epworth United Methodist Church at Sladesville.  Pastor Ken Davenport and the Rev. Valerie Ballance will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 27, 2002; pg. 10A)

CREDLE, Eugene Gratz

SCRANTON - Eugene Gratz CREDLE, 84, of Route 2 in the Sladesville community, died April 28 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County, he was the son of the late Gratz and Virginia Harris Credle. He was married to the late Mabel Joyner Credle who died in 1986. Mr. Credle retired in 1973 as area foreman with the N.C. Highway Commission after 45 years of service. He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Sladesville. Surviving are a son, Jack Credle of the home; four daughters: Mrs. Vernon (Kathryn) Hodges of Tarboro, Mrs. Carl (Hazel) Doerter of Scranton; Mrs. Duane (Margaret) Scott of Garner, and Mrs. Joe Frank (Faye) Sadler of Swan Quarter; a brother, Edward D. "Sam" Credle of Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Isabelle C. Burkhart of Stafford, Va.; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and two nieces and one great-niece. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Epworth United Methodist Church in Sladesville, with the Rev. Chris Humphreys, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 2, 1995; pg. 4B)

CREDLE, Hilda Carawan

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Hilda Carawan CREDLE, 85, of Hyde County, died Monday at Sentara Nursing Center in Portsmouth, Va. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Soule Cemetery with the Rev. John Rowland, pastor of Swan Quarter Baptist Church, officiating. Mrs. Credle was the daughter of the late George Washington and Maggie Harris Carawan. Her husband, Macon Tooley Credle, died in 1982. A member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church, Mrs. Credle operated the B.H.M. Library bookmobile in Hyde County for a number of years. Mrs. Credle is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Doris C. Insley of Portsmouth, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Margaret McCarty of Portsmouth, Va.; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, June 6, 1989) [Kindly submitted by Kathryn B. "Kitty" Humphries.]

CREDLE, James Allen

Mr. James Allen "California" Credle Sr., 75, a resident of Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home, Washington, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 at Ridgewood Manor.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at St. James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Belhaven with elder Barry James officiating. Burial will follow at Northside Cemetery, Belhaven.  Mr. Credle was born Feb. 17, 1932 in Hyde County. He was the son of the late Fannie Bell Gibbs and Andrew Credle. He was a graduate of the Hyde County schools. He was employed as a seafood processor. He was a member of St. James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and served as a Sunday school teacher and was chairman of the deacon board and a trustee.  He was married to Mary Willis Gibbs Credle who preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, James Credle Jr. of Belhaven; two brothers, Vernon Holloway of Houma, La., and Otto Credle of Seattle, Wash.; three sisters, Lizzie Whichard Wilson, Ophelia Credle and Lannie Credle, all of Brooklyn, N.Y. and two grandchildren.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the home of Veronica Moore, 358 Georgia St., Belhaven.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, November 19, 2007)

CREDLE, James Lee

Mr. James Lee Credle, 61, of 7100 Sladesville Credle Road, Scranton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. John Baptist Church, Scranton, with Elders Anthony Roper and James Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Credle was born in Hyde County on March 3, 1947. He was the son of Victoria Silverthorne Credle and the late Wilbert Lee Credle. He was a 1965 graduate of the O.A. Peay High School in Swan Quarter. He was an Army veteran. On Jan. 20, 1969, he married Sadie Hardy Credle, who survives. He had been employed as a district manager with Hi-Gear Auto in Maryland. In North Carolina, he retired as a store manager with Advance Auto Co. He was a lifelong member of St. John Baptist Church, Scranton.  Survivors include one son, James Darryl Credle of Waldorf, Md.; two brothers, Glen Thomas Credle of Scranton and Wilbert Credle Jr. of Roxboro and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, October 4, 2008)

CREDLE, John Donald

VIRGINIA BEACH - John Donald CREDLE passed away Dec. 29, 2004, with his sons by his side. He was 67. Mr. Credle was a native of Swan Quarter, N.C. He was the son of the late Blount and Ellsie Credle and the husband of the late Colleen Carr Credle who passed away Feb. 24, 2004. He was a graduate of Swan Quarter High School, Class of 1945. A United States Army veteran, he had been employed by Asphalt Roads and Materials of Virginia Beach for the past 40 years. He is survived by two sons, Michael Credle of Bellingham, Wash., and Tracy Credle and wife Kelly of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Anson and Nevan Credle also of Bellingham and Jakelynn Credle of Virginia Beach; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and William Quann and nephew Bill Quann and wife Betty all of Ivins, Utah. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Sidney F. Harrell chapel of Harrell & Hill Funeral Home, Suffolk.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, December 31, 2004)

CREDLE, John Lee

SWAN QUARTER - John Lee "Big John" CREDLE, 67, died Monday, November 10, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 13, at Greater Piney Grove Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Swan Quarter with Elder Willie Werts officiating. Burial will be at Greenhill Cemetery in Swan Quarter. John was born in Swan Quarter on July 26, 1930 to the late Maggie and Oliver Credle, Sr. He was retired from the Hyde County schools where he served as custodian of the O.A. Peay School for 33 ½ years and also drove the activity bus. He was educated in the Hyde County schools and was a member of the Great Piney Grove Church. Survivors include three daughters: Maggie Credle of Philadelphia, Pa., Angela Greene of Dover, Delaware, and Annette Harris of Seaford, Delaware; one son, Archie Credle of Swan Quarter; two sisters: Lassie Farrow of Swan Quarter, and Marie Brown of Greenville; one brother, Oliver Credle, Jr. of Winterville; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Arrangements by Randolph Funeral Home in Washington. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 13, 1997; pg. 10A)

CREDLE, Lee Ethel Sanders

SWAN QUARTER - Lee Ethel Sanders CREDLE, 87, of Cross Creek Health Care and a former resident of Quarter Road, died Thursday, January 27 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Mrs. Credle was born in Hyde County on December 23, 1912, the daughter of the late George E. and Mamie R. Sanders. She attended Hyde County schools and was a member of Jobe's Chapel Baptist Church and an active participant in various church activities. Survivors include a step-daughter, Marie Credle Brown of Winterville; a step-son, Oliver Credle, Jr. of Winterville; a niece raised as a daughter, Peggy S. Simpson of Washington; and two sisters: Ella S. Green and Christine S. Credle, both of Swan Quarter. Funeral services were held February 2 at Jobe's Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. John Chance officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home in Washington. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 3, 2000; pg. 11A)

CREDLE, Mary Norman Mackey Slade

Mrs. Mary Norman Mackey Slade CREDLE, 85, of Scranton, died Saturday, June 30, 2001 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Scranton with Elder Barry James officiating.  Burial will follow at the Mackey family cemetery in Scranton.  Mrs. Credle was born in Hyde County on Sept. 27, 1915.  She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Mackey and Laura Lee Barber Mackey.  She attended the public schools of Hyde County.  She was married to Henry Slade who preceded her in death.  She later married Harvey Credle who also preceded her in death.  She was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Scranton.  Survivors include five sons: Paul Slade of Scranton and Tom Credle, Brice Credle, Neal Credle and Raymond Credle, all of Belhaven; 10 daughters: Mary E. Credle of Waldorf, Md., Vera Washington, Joyce Russell and Esther Clark, all of Scranton, Sandra Coval and Brenda Cooper, both of New Brunswick, N.J., Hilda Gregory of Somerset, N.J., and Lydia Freeman, Alice Mae Moore and Mary Butcher, all of Belhaven; 74 grandchildren, 107 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.  The body will be place in the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home in Washington, N.C.  (Washington Daily News - July 2001)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Jeannine Clark-Selby, granddaughter]

CREDLE, Mattie Bell

NORFOLK - Mattie Bell CREDLE, 83, of the 9600 block of 18th Bay St., died Nov. 5, 2005. She was born in Swan Quarter, N.C. and was predeceased by two sons, Ronnie Credle and Chris Credle and two sisters, Evelyn Turner and Mary L. Johnson. She is survived by a daughter, Keita Credle-Bembry; a son, Bobby Credle; a sister, Bessie Hargrove; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A memory service will be held Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the residence. Arrangements by Hale Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, November 9, 2005)

CREDLE, Mervis Carlton

SCRANTON - Mr. Mervis Carlton CREDLE, 86, Sladesville community, Scranton, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Epworth United Methodist Church with pastor Valerie Ballance and Steve Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Born in Hyde County May 5, 1918, Mr. Credle was the son of the late John M. and Annie Fortescue Credle. Mr. Credle was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a bridge tender. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 249. He was also a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Sarah Craddock Credle; one step-son, Vince Johnson of Pantego; one step-daughter, Rita Johnson of Fines Creek; and one sister, Evelyn "Betsy" Edge of Virginia Beach, Va.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Norwood Credle; and one sister, Hilda Pritchett.  The family will receive friends at the home. The body will lie in state at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, December 21, 2004)

CREDLE, Ormand Grey

ENGELHARD - Ormand Grey CREDLE, 82, died Dec. 28. Mr. Credle was born in New Holland and had retired from Ford Motor Company after 35 years. Survivors include his wife, Alice Swink Credle; two daughters: Laura C. Snell of Chesapeake, Va. and Janice C. Gavilian of Midlothian, Va.; three sisters: Eloise Thompson and Charlotte Credle, both of Goldsboro, and Gretchen Woodard of Nashville; two brothers: Francis Credle of Pantego, and Walter C. Credle of Engelhard; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Graveside services were held Dec. 30 in Rosewood Memorial Park. Hollmon-Brown and Snellings Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 2,1992)

CREDLE, Sarah Craddock Johnson

Sarah Craddock Johnson Credle, 81, of 2760 Lynnsburg Road, the Sladesville Community, died Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at her home.  Born in Beaufort County, December 3, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Cora Pegram Craddock.  She was married to Mervis Credle who preceded her in death.  She worked for many years in assembly for Hamilton Beach Company and previously operated her own restaurant at Rose Bay.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church.  Rev. Gary Saffell will officiate.  Surviving are a daughter, Rita Johnson of  the home;  a granddaughter, Elizabeth Craven of the home. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents and husband were a son, Vince Johnson, two sisters, Cassie Ratcliff and Ruth Ratcliff and two brothers, Troy Craddock and William Craddock.  The family will receive friends on Friday between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, October 28, 2010; pg. 10A)

CREDLE, JR., Seth B.

ROSE BAY - Seth B. CREDLE, JR., of Hyde County, died early Wednesday, May 26, at his residence. Born in Hyde County on May 15, 1927, he was the son of the late Seth B. Credle, Sr. and Claudia Jarvis Credle. He was a farmer and fisherman and was a member of the Rose Bay Missionary Baptist Church and Atlantic Lodge #245 AF & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lemmie Dell Garrish Credle; a son, Seth B. "Pete" Credle, III of Swan Quarter; four daughters: Martha Credle Neal of Pantego, Marla Credle Gibbs of Engelhard, Sharon Credle Miller of Chapel Hill, and Beverly Credle Garrett of Greenville; three sisters: Helen Credle Mason of Washington, Blandina Credle Cahoon of Fairfield and Edith Credle Thompson of Swan Quarter; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery. Rev. Tommy Glover, Sam Eburn, Jr., Gary Smith and Steve Bryan will conduct the service. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 27, 1999; pg. 10A)

CREDLE, Sidney Arthur

SWAN QUARTER - Sidney Arthur CREDLE, 85, of the Rose Bay community, Swan Quarter, died Wednesday night, December 12, at his home. Born in the Rose Bay community of Hyde County on July 7, 1916, he was the son of the late Albert C. and Sally Gibbs Credle. He spent his working years in farming and fishing, but principally as a dragline operator in land development. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Silverthorne Credle; a son, Charles G. Credle and his wife Susie Brickhouse Credle of the Ponzer community, Belhaven; a step-daughter, Becky Sawyer and her husband Dewey of the Rose Bay community; a brother, Bryce Credle and his wife Virginia of Washington; a sister, Thelma C. Fulford of Greenville. He also leaves behind seven wonderful grandchildren: Caleb Credle, Jacob Credle, Phillip Sawyer, Michael Sawyer, Perry Sawyer, Amy Sawyer, and Bonny Sawyer; and two great-grandchildren: Reid Sawyer and Megan Sawyer. He was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Pearl Best. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at tbe Credle Family Cemetery near his home with Linwood Adams officiating. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 16, 2001; pg. 14A)

CREDLE, Victoria Silverthorne

Mrs. Victoria Silverthorne Credle, 81, died Friday, July 2, 2010 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 7 at 1 p.m. at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Scranton, with the Rev. James Stanley officiating. The body will be in the church one hour before the service. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen T. Credle, 6057 Credle Rd., Scranton. The family is being served by the Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News – Tuesday, July 6, 2010)

CREDLE, Virginia Jennette

Mrs. Virginia Jennette CREDLE, 80, of 104 Ridgewood Circle, Washington, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Washington officiated by the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Credle was born in Sumpter County, Fla., on Sept. 11, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Bryant Jennette Sr. and the late Willie Wade Jennette Credle. She was a 1942 graduate of Swan Quarter High School and a 1960 graduate of East Carolina College. For her graduate studies, she attended East Carolina College and North Carolina State College. On July 1, 1945, she married Albert Bryce Credle, who survives. She was an extension home economist in Beaufort County until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of the American Home Economics Association, NC Federation of Cooperative Extension Agents, Epsilon Sigma Phi Sorority, State Employees Association, Major Reading Blount Chapter of DAR, Beaufort County Genealogy Society, Beaufort County Arts Council where she was an officer in the 1970s, Trav’lin Tarheels RV Club and a member of the First Baptist Church of Washington.  Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Credle Pearce and her husband, David, of Fayetteville and Corky Credle Herbert of Washington; one brother, Clarence Bryant Jennette Jr. and his wife, Libby, of Newnan, Ga.; three sisters, Marlene Jennette Everett and her husband, Jack, of Kinston, Cecilia Jennette Gulcher-Powers of Rocky River, Ohio, and Sandra Jennette Dolan and her husband, Tom, of New Bern; two grandchildren, Tammy Herbert Norman and her husband, Kevin, and Sgt. Michael Bryce Herbert, U.S. Army; two great-grandchildren, Jake Norman and Cody Norman; and two step-grandchildren, Melanie Pearce Jones and Joe David Pearce.  The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Credle family.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, October 30, 2005)

CREDLE, SR., Wilbert Lee

SCRANTON - Mr. Wilbert Lee CREDLE, SR., 75, of Scranton, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Scranton with the Rev. James Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The Masons and Hyde County correction officers will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Credle was born Oct. 29, 1929, in Hyde County. He was the son of the late Hondest and Lydia O'Neal Credle. He attended Hyde County schools. He was married to Victoria Credle, who survives. He was self-employed in the seafood industry. He was a member of the New Branch No. 785 Masonic Lodge PHA. He was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a member of the Hyde County Baptist Association.  Survivors include three sons, James Lee Credle and Glen Thomas Credle, both of Scranton, and Wilbert Lee Credle Jr. of Roxboro; three sisters, Dora Credle and Christine Davis, both of Scranton, and Rosa White of Belhaven; one brother, Leonest Credle of Ayden; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, July 23, 2005)

CREDLE, William Edward

NORFOLK - William Edward CREDLE, 69, of Albert Ave., died Sunday, May 7, 1995, in DePaul Medical Center. A native of Hyde County, N.C., Mr. Credle was a retired heavy duty truck driver for the Naval Public Works Center and was also retired from the Norfolk Public Schools in the Building & Grounds Department at Surburban Park and Camp Elmo Elementary. He was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and was active in many phases of the life of the church, including the Board of Deacons, Male Usher Board, teacher for the Men's Bible Class and an advisor for the Missionary Board. He was an Army veteran and served during the Korean conflict. Survivors include his wife, Betty Credle of the home; a daughter, Florida B. Cooper of Norfolk; three sisters: Lossie Green of Swan Quarter, N.C., Naomi Sanford of Memphis, Tennessee, and Mary Wright of Virginia Beach; a brother, Roland Credle of Swan Quarter; a grandchild, Capt. Timothy E. Cooper of Fort Rucker, Alabama; and a great-grandson, Calvin T. Cooper. A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. I. Joseph Williams. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Riddick Funeral Service. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Thursday. The family will be at the funeral home from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. (The Virginian-Pilot - circa May 7, 1995) [Submitted by Sharon Gable]

CREDLE, SR., William F.

William F. CREDLE, SR., director of the division of schoolhouse planning for the State Department of Public Instruction, died Friday night at his home on Banbury Road following a short illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Lyon Brown of White Memorial Presbyterian Church in charge. Burial will follow in Montlawn. Pallbearers will be C.D. Douglas, Dr. J. Walton Branham, Harry W. Myers, M.E. Klier, F.D. Duncan and A.B. Combs. Mr. Credle, originally from the Swan Quarter section of Hyde County, was educated in the public schools there, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. He received his A.B. Degree from UNC and his M.A. degree from Peabody. Early in his career he taught for a year in Hyde County and then served a short while as county school superintendent. He served in the Army during World War I, and entered the banking business upon his discharge. In 1921 he came to Raleigh as assistant director of schoolhouse planning. He also was supervisor of the Rosenwald Fund. Mr. Credle became director of the planning division in 1932 and had served in that capacity since. He was the author of a number of papers which appeared in school publications, and was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi. In the educational field, he was a member of a number of national organizations and in 1937 served on the National Council on Schoolhouse Construction. Surviving are his wife, the former Ethel Fairels of Charlotte; one son, William F. Credle, Jr. of Raleigh; two brothers: Dr. C.S. Credle of Ahoskie and C.G. Credle of Oxford; three sisters: Mrs. A.B. Berry of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Harry Brown of Washington, N.C., and Mrs. H.A. May of Winterville. (Raleigh News & Observer - Saturday, October 28, 1950) [Kindly submitted by Kathryn B. "Kitty" Humphries.]

CREDLE, Zinkie Zulene Mason

BATH - Mrs. Zinkie Mason CREDLE of North Creek, Rt 1, Bath died early Wednesday at Beaufort County Hospital. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, with Norman Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Credle Family Cemetery, Bath. Family visitation will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Born Oct. 4, 1893 in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Kitt and Clara Midgette Mason. She was the widow of Frank Credle who preceded her in death May 3, 1960. She was a member of St. Clair's Church of Christ. Survivors are three sons, Frank E. Credle of Belhaven, William Mayo Credle of Bath and George Credle of Brunswick GA.; five daughters, Mrs. Clara Guthrie and Mrs. Jack "Ruth" Guthrie, both of Belhaven, Mrs. Harold "Helen" Ormand and Mrs. Frank "Lula" Daw, both of Bath, and Mrs. Ira "Frances" Rose of Washington; 27 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. (Washington Daily News - Nov 21, 1985) [Kindly submitted by Zinkie Credle's great-granddaughter, Jennifer Credle Medors.]

CREEKMORE, Ruby Virginia Brinn

Ruby Virginia Brinn CREEKMORE, 72, of County Street, Elizabeth City, N.C., died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. Mrs. Creekmore was born in Hyde County and was the daughter of James and Pearl Jennette Brinn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Lester Creekmore Sr. Mrs. Creekmore was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She was a graduate of Roanoke Bible College and a longtime member of the Elizabeth City Church of Christ. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Creekmore Stoneking and her husband, Robert, of Point Harbor, N.C.; her son, N. Lester Creekmore and his wife, Alison, of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren, Justin H. Stoneking, Brianna L. Stoneking, James L. Creekmore and John N. Creekmore; her sister, Elma Jones of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister-in-law, Doris L. Creekmore of Grandy, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Sunday, April 9, at 3 p.m. at the Elizabeth City Church of Christ with ministers Homer Styons and Greg Biggs officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to: the Elizabeth City Church of Christ, 1923 N. Road St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909; or Lymphoma Research Foundation, 111 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10006. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., is assisting the Creekmore family with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Saturday, April 8, 2006)

CULLIFER, Statz Daniel Jr,

PORTSMOUTH - Statz Daniel Cullifer Jr., 74, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Born in Hyde County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Statz Daniel and Gertrude Midyette Cullifer of Belhaven, N.C., and was devoted to his family and friends. He served in the U.S. Air Force and lived most of his adult life in Portsmouth, where he retired after 30 years from National Linen Service. Statz was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gene of Chesapeake. Statz will be deeply missed and is survived by his wife, Barbara Turner Cullifer; his son, Robert and his wife Kelly Lyn of Meadows of Dan, Va.; his daughter, Debbie Lange and her husband Tim of Chesapeake; two brothers, Travis of Frisco, N.C., and Chris of Denver, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens by Mr. Keith Lewis. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, today from 7 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, June 2, 2011)

CUNNINGHAM, Annie R.

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Annie R. CUNNINGHAM, 83, a resident of Ridgewood Manor and formerly of Gull Rock Road, Engelhard, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Beaufort County Hospital.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements will be announced by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, April 16, 2004)

Mrs. Annie Ruth CUNNINGHAM, 83, a resident of Ridgewood Manor and formerly of Gull Rock Road, Engelhard, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter O'Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery, Engelhard.  Mrs. Cunningham was born in Hyde County on Jan. 31, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Jennie Blount and Charlie Blount Jr. She attended the Hyde County schools. She was a member of Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include four daughters: Wanda Cunningham and Brenda Cunningham, both of Engelhard, Deborah Cunningham and Carolyn Montgomery, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five sons: Richard Cunningham of Engelhard, Ralph Cunningham and Michael Cunningham, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., Frank Cunningham of Columbus, Ga. and Jeffery Cunningham of Charlotte; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Wanda Cunningham in Engelhard.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, April 20, 2004)

CUNNINGHAM, Anthony
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CUNNINGHAM, John G. Jr.
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CUTHRELL, Carlos Hoover

Carlos Hoover Cuthrell, 89, of 36 Academy Street, Swan Quarter, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Hyde County, September 16, 1919, he was the son of the late John Tooley and Ruth Carawan Cuthrell. He was married to the former Ernestine Thompson who preceded him in death after 46 years of marriage. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II, worked as a truck driver with Norfolk-Southern Railway after the war, spent his working years as a farmer and fertilizer dealer. He also served as chairman of the Selective Service Board in Hyde County and was a former partner of Radcliffe Marine in Belhaven.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Mike Wheeler will officiate.  Surviving are two daughters, Linda C. Watson and husband, Ed and Pam C. Mason and husband, Jimmy all of Swan Quarter; a sister, Vonda C. Rice of Chesapeake, VA; four grandchildren, Brett Mason, Stephanie Watson, Sam Watson all of Swan Quarter and Nickki Williams and husband, Joey of Grimesland; four great-grandchildren, Tyius Watson, Allen Mason, Edward Credle and Mikalee Gibbs.  He was also preceded in death by brothers, Edward Cuthrell and Elbert Dewey “Duke” Cuthrell.  Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service and other times at the Cuthrell Home, 36 Academy Street in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, May 24, 2009)

CUTHRELL, Charles Allen

Charles Allen Cuthrell, 75, of 104 Craven River Court, Camden, NC died Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Born in Camden, NC, he was the son of the late Ralph Gray Cuthrell, Sr. and Lillian Cutrell Cuthrell and was the husband of Patricia B. Cuthrell of the home.  Mr. Cuthrell was retired from Ford Motor Company.  He was a member of Widow’s Son Lodge #75 AF & AM and was a member and past president of the Elizabeth City Shrine Club.  An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Cuthrell loved hunting and fishing.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Cuthrell is survived by daughters, Janice Cuthrell Adams and husband Tony of Slidell, LA, Celeste Cuthrell Morse and husband Paul of Enterprise, AL, Christian James Bell and husband Scott of Virginia Beach, VA and Patricia C. James of Los Angeles, CA; a son, John Thomas James, Jr. and wife Danielle of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a sister, Wilene Gibbs of Alexandria, VA; a brother, Ralph Cuthrell, Jr. of Fairfield, NC; and ten grandchildren, Brenden Morse, Kalyn Morse, Derrick Adams, Austin Adams, Dustin Adams, Abegail James, Brigit James, Carolyn James, Dianna James and Gabriel Bell.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mollie Hopper.  A funeral service will take place Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Masonic Rites and the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating.  A private graveside service will take place for the family in Fairfield, NC.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home; immediately following the chapel service on Tuesday; and at all other times at the residence.  Memorial donations may be made to the Sudan Shrine Temple, P.O. Drawer 490, New Bern, NC 29563.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Cuthrell family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

CUTHRELL, Dennis Robert

Dennis Robert CUTHRELL, 69, husband of Mrs. Fannie Rose Cuthrell of Creeds, Princess Anne County, died Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in a Norfolk hospital after an illness of one week.  He was a prominent native of Fairfield, N.C. and had lived in Virginia for 37 years.  He was the son of Mrs. Nancy Harris Cuthrell and the late Seth Thomas Cuthrell.  He was a Creeds farmer and was a member of the Indian Creek Church of Christ.  Besides his mother and wife, surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred Stanley of Princess Anne County; four sons: William H. Cuthrell of Wyoming, Delaware, Roy Lee Cuthrell, Dennis R. Cuthrell, Jr, of Princess Anne County, and Seth T. Cuthrell of Norfolk County; one sister, Mrs. Luther Harris of St. Brides; five brothers: Herbert Cuthrell of Belhaven, N.C., Colian Cuthrell, T. Lee Cuthrell, Bennie Cuthrell and Morgan Cuthrell, all of St. Brides; and 11 grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m.  Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park, Berkley.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, October 3, 1958; pg. 4

CUTHRELL, Edna

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Edna CUTHRELL of Swan Quarter has lost her long fight with leukemia, but her passing may help science learn more about the dreaded disease for which no cure has yet been found. Mrs. Cuthrell died in the Beaufort County Hospital last Thursday. She had been a patient here since July. The Hyde County woman gave her body to North Carolina Memorial Hospital at Chapel Hill for medical research so that further study can be done on leukemia. It was taken directly to Chapel Hill. Mrs. Cuthrell had been suffering with leukemia since 1944 and became bed ridden about the middle of last year. After expending all of her resources fighting the disease, friends in Hyde, Beaufort and elsewhere contributed generously toward making hospitalization possible. She expressed deep appreciation for these kindnesses. Before entering the hospital here, Mrs. Cuthrell was employed in the Sheriff's office in Hyde County. Before that, she taught school at Fairfield and Swan Quarter. Mrs. Cuthrell was active in club work and in Red Cross and other community activities. The Gray Ladies of the Beaufort County Hospital, who were her constant companions during her illness, said "her radiant spirit and warm friendliness drew many to her while a patient at the hospital." In a letter, Mrs. Cuthrell wrote of the Gray Ladies, "They are doing a wonderful work out here at the hospital. I can not think of a thing they have failed to do that would have contributed towards making me more comfortable and happy. I love every one of them." Mrs. Cuthrell was loved in return by the Gray Ladies. As Mrs. Cuthrell entered the hospital for the long treatment, she said, "I have no fear of the future for I am sure that I am not alone in this battle against disease." The statement demonstrated both her faith and her courage. Mrs. Cuthrell was born Sept. 1897, daughter of the late William and Mary Ann Overton of Swan Quarter, and spent her entire lifetime in Hyde County. Her husband, the late Holden Cuthrell, passed away more than 25 years ago. Surviving are four sisters: Mrs. Ruth Bridgeman, Mrs. Annie Harris, and Mrs. Verda Mason, all of Swan Quarter, and Mrs. Henry Sacks of Hampton, Va.; two brothers: Sam Overton of Swan Quarter and Jay Overton of Baltimore, Md.; and several nieces and nephews. (Washington Daily News - March 1, 1959) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md.]

CUTHRELL, baby

FAIRFIELD - On Saturday evening last, one of Mr. Frank CUTHRELL's eldest children gave his 11 month baby a large dose of laudanum. It died today. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, June 18, 1896; pg. 2; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

CUTHRELL, Duville Wesley

Mr. Duville Wesley Cuthrell, 72, of 265 Roper Lane, Engelhard, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at home.  Born in Engelhard on Nov. 30, 1935, he was the son of the late Benjamin D. and Mabel Rose Cuthrell.  He was married to Jean Mukai Cuthrell, who survives. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a technician with the former Jolly’s Radio and T.V.  He and Basil O’Neal operated Hyde Electric for a number of years, and he enjoyed working w ith his hands. He was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church.  A private family service will be held at a later date.  Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Chris G. Cuthrell of Belhaven and Bryan W. Cuthrell of Engelhard; one daughter, Shelby C. Gibbs of Engelhard; one brother, Howard Cuthrell of Engelhard and eight grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Nickey Cuthrell.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, August 31, 2008)

CUTHRELL, Elbert Dewey

SWAN QUARTER - Elbert Dewey CUTHRELL, 73, died Dec. 9 in his home. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late John Tooley and Ruth Carawan Cuthrell. He was an equipment operator and had retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church. Survivors include a sister, Vonda Cuthrell Rice of Chesapeake, Va.; two brothers: Edward Cuthrell and Hoover Cuthrell, both of Swan Quarter. A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday in Soule Cemetery by Mike Caton. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling the arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 12, 1989; pg. 7B)

CUTHRELL, Edward Keith

ENGELHARD - Edward Keith CUTHRELL, 91, of the Nebraska community, Route #1, died Monday, March 16 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. Born March 4, 1907, he was the son of the late Joseph Henry and Laura Lee Ballance Cuthrell. He was married to the former Myra L. Selby who died May 11, 1997. Mr. Cuthrell was a retired carpenter and was a member of Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are a step-son, J.W. Tomlinson of Engelhard; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a step-son, Maurice S. Tomlinson; two brothers: James Cuthrell and Norfleet Cuthrell; and a sister, Thelma C. Marshall. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m Wednesday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery. The Rev. L.R. Sparrow and the Rev. James Davenport will officiate. Those who prefer may direct memorials to Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church, Route #1, Box 175, Engelhard. The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Tomlinson in the Lake Landing community. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Services, Swan Quarter. (Coastland Times - March 19, 1998)

CUTHRELL, Fred Edward

SWAN QUARTER - Fred Edward CUTHRELL, 87, died Thursday, June 28 at his home on Credle Road. Born in Hyde County on May 7, 1914, he was the son of the late John Tooley and Ruth Carawan Cuthrell. He was a man of many talents. He farmed for some time, worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps until 1938, worked in road construction with Keech Construction for several years and retired from the Hyde County Schools as an employee of the school bus garage and then retired from Hyde County Rescue and Emergency Medical Technician at the age of 75. He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon, elder and long-time Sunday School teacher. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Mary Cowan Cuthrell; a son, Edward Roy Cuthrell and wife Liz of Rogersville, Tennessee; two daughters: Dorothy Ann Burr and husband Bill of Rockingham and Kay C. Emory and husband Bennett of Swan Quarter; a brother, C. Hoover Cuthrell of Swan Quarter; a sister, Vonda C. Rice of Chesapeake, Va.; grandchildren: Glyn Cuthrell and wife Katherine, David Cuthrell and wife Angie, Lorna C. Smith and husband Jody, Carl Cuthrell and wife Tara, Salena B. Rowell and husband Tony, Freddie Burr, Brenda B. Rogers and husband Clay, and Tammy E. Van Dorp; and 17 great-grandchildren. Mr. Cuthrell was preceded in death by two grandsons, William Tooley Burr and Stalney Albert Burr. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 at the family plot in Soule Cemetery with Steve Bryan officiating. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Qusarter is serving the Cuthrell family. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 1, 2001; pg. 14A)

CUTHRELL, Garvin Ray

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Garvin Ray CUTHRELL, 78, died September 4 after a gallant fight with cancer. He served his country in the South Pacific Theater during World War II, earning a Silver Star, three Purple Hearts and numerous other citations for bravery under fire. He was a retired sergeant with the Chesapeake Police Dept., working in many capacities: as patrol officer, a detective, and finally as a sergeant who managed a platoon and a narcotics squad. Born in Fairfield, he was the son of the late Seth Benjamin and Katie Mae Cox Cuthrell. Memberships included Fairfield Baptist Church, Great Bridge Masonic Lodge #257 and the Scottish Rite Bodies, Lodge #9 of the Fraternal Order of Police and he served as Chaplain Father and En Voy member of Xi Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, International Sorority. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Irene Smith Cuthrell; a daughter, Linda Cuthrell-Barnes; his step-father, Mitchell Knorowski of Chesapeake; a sister, Frances Cuthrell Mizell and husband David, all of Chesapeake; a grandson, Christopher Lee Barnes, Sr. and wife Christine; and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 7 in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge. Interment followed with police honors and Masonic Rites in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 9, 2001; pg. 12A)

CUTHRELL, Gertrude Sawyer

Mrs. Gertrude Sawyer CUTHRELL, 84, formerly of Fairfield and a resident of 3983 Newlands Road, Columbia died Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at Chowan Hospital in Edenton.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery with Leon Williams and Adam Henderson officiating.  Mrs. Cuthrell was born in Tyrrell County on Feb. 13, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Trestion and Kizzie Langley Sawyer. She was married to Guy Russell Cuthrell, who preceded her in death. She attended Cabin Swamp Church of Christ since she had moved to the Columbia area.  Survivors include one daughter, Myra Daniels Watson of Columbia; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Cabin Swamp Church of Christ and other times at the home of her daughter, 3973 Newlands Road, Columbia.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, March 4, 2005)

CUTHRELL, Horace Melville

Horace Melville CUTHRELL, 87, of Camden, NC, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at his residence. He was born in Hyde County, NC, to the late B. C. and Mattie Lanier Cuthrell and was the widower of the late Minnie Louise Lassiter Cuthrell.  Mr. Cuthrell was a retired farmer, a member of the First United Methodist Church, and member of the Widow’s Sons Masonic Lodge #75 AF & AM. He was a former member of the Camden County Board of Education.  Mr. Cuthrell is survived by two daughters, Careen C. Mansfield, and husband, Richard, of Richmond, VA and Suzanne C. Berry and husband, Johnny, of Camden, NC; a son, Mel Cuthrell and wife, Anita, of Camden, NC; a sister, Mildred Harrell of Virginia Beach, VA; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and a special friend, Wendy Sawyer of Camden, NC. He was preceded in death by a great grandson.  Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 11:00am in the New Hollywood Cemetery by Rev. David Moehring. The family will be at their residence, 107 North 343, Camden, NC. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements. (Twiford's Funeral Home Records online at www.twifordfh.com)

CUTHRELL, James Aubrey

PORTSMOUTH, VA - James Aubrey CUTHRELL, 75, of York Drive, died Wednesday, June 7, in his residence. A native of Lake Landing, Mr. Cuthrell was retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as a sheet metal worker. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Joyce M. Cuthrell; three daughters: Laura Ward of Kill Devil Hills, Sheila Grimsley of Portsmouth, Va., and Annette Cuthrell of Raleigh; three sons: Joe Cuthrell of Suffolk, Va., Ron Cuthrell of Chesapeake, Va., and Aubrey Cuthrell, Jr. of Portsmouth, Va.; a brother, Keith Cuthrell of Lake Landing; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Saturday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by Dr. Ted Barton, with burial to follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 11, 1995; pg. 5A)

CUTHRELL, Jerry Lee

HOBBSVILLE - Jerry Lee CUTHRELL, 62, of the 200 block of Keys Cross Road, died May 10, 2003, in Brian Care Center, Hertford.  Mr. Cuthrell was born in Hyde County. He retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and was a member of the Water Swamp Hunt Club.  Preceded in death by his father, Woodrow A. Cuthrell, and his step-father, Ralph McDaniel, he is survived by his mother, Rachel Mooney McDaniel of Sunbury; his daughter, Connie Cuthrell and her fiance, Patrick Floyd of Eure; a sister, Camilla Bunch and her husband, Earl, of Dinwiddie, Va.; five half-sisters: Jackie Sawyer and husband Jesse, Marie Sawyer and husband Bill, Louise McDonnzile and husband Kenny, Ann Lewis and husband Hubert, and Zoradia Cuthrell; two half-brothers: James Cuthrell and wife Bonita and Albert Cuthrell and wife Paula, all of the Hyde County, N.C. area; an aunt, Ruth Midgette of Washington, N.C.; an uncle, William Cuthrell of Kilkenny; and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Damascus Christian Church by the Rev. Forrest Guthrie.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, May 12, 2003)

CUTHRELL, Joseph Henry

LAKE LANDING - Joseph Henry CUTHRELL, Hyde County native, died in Elizabeth City. He was the head of a large family and member of Watson's Chapel Church. He was buried in Soule Cemetery on Monday. He died after two years illness at the age of 78. He was the son of Henry and Nancy Pledger Cuthrell. He leaves three sons: N. and J.A. of Manteo and E.K. of Lake Landing; a daughter, Mrs. W.G. Marshall of Lake Landing; two sisters: Mrs. Albert Best of Stumpy Point and Mrs. Mary Spencer of Belhaven; two brothers: C. of Middletown and E.T. of Lake Landing; five step-daughters [not named]; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. (The Coastland Times - Friday, February 6, 1953; pg. 8)

CUTHRELL, Ludie Bell Hall

ENGELHARD - Ludie B.H. CUTHRELL, 86, died Friday at Pungo District Hospital.  The graveside service will be Sunday at 3 pm in Soule Cemetery with Johnny Presley officiating.  A native of Hyde county, Mrs. Cuthrell was the daughter of the late Bart [Bartlett] and Dellie [Abydilla] Pegram Hall and the widow of the late Leo Cuthrell.  She was a member of the Fairfield Christian Church and worked at the former Fairfield School for many years.  Mrs. Cuthrell is survived by a son, Russell E. Cuthrell of Fairfield; a daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Nina) Gibbs of Engelhard; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - May 14, 1988; pg. 5)  [Obit kindly submitted by Patricia Richard.]

CUTHRELL, Mable Rose

ENGELHARD - Mable Rose CUTHRELL, 91, long time resident of Engelhard and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Saturday, August 20, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Hyde County on January 7, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Lydia Berry Rose.  She was the widow of Benjamin Duvall Cuthrell who preceded her in death in 1981.  She was a member of Engelhard Christian Church where she served as pianist for many years.  Surviving are two sons: Wesley Cuthrell and Howard Curthrell, both of Engelhard; three half-sisters: Violet Sawyer and Mary Powell, both of Belhaven, and Iris Furlough of Washington; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cuthrell was preceded in death by a son, Nicky W. Cuthrell in Viet Name; two half-brothers: Ira Rose, Jr. and Coleman Rose.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 21, at the gravesite in Fulford Cemetery with Scott Sukeforth officiating.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 23, 2005; pg. 10A)

CUTHRELL, Mildred Baum Potter

CAMDEN - Mildred Baum Potter CUTHRELL, 78, died August 25. Mrs. Cuthrell was born in Hyde County and was a member of Camden Church of Christ. She was the widow of William Samuel Cuthrell. Survivors include two brothers: Samuel L. Baum of Camden and Olion Baum of Belhaven. A funeral service was held Friday at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven. Burial followed in Rider's Hill Cemetery, Route 2, Belhaven. The family will be at the home of David and Ruby Barnes in Camden. Local arrangements were handled by Twiford's Memorial Chapel. (The Coastland Times - August 30, 1992)

CUTHRELL, Myra Leath Selby

ENGELHARD - Myra Leath Selby CUTHRELL, 87, of the Nebraska community, died Sunday, May 11, in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Mayhew and Laura Elizabeth Harris Selby. She graduated from Swan Quarter High School, the former Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, and taught school there for 3 years. She was first married to Jonathan Ira Tomlinson who died in 1951. Returning to Hyde County following his death, she later married Edward Keith Cuthrell. She was a member of Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women. Surviving are her husband, Edward Keith Cuthrell; a son, J.W. Tomlinson of Engelhard; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Maurice Selby Tomlinson in 1985; and a sister, Frances S. Peebles in 1986. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at her family plot in Fulford Cemetery. The Rev. L.R. Sparrow and the Rev. James Davenport will officiate. The body will lie in state at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter until being moved for the funeral at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 13, 1997; pg. 5A)]

CUTHRELL, William Arthur

William Arthur Cuthrell, 87, of 21675 N. C. Highway 94, Fairfield, the Kilkenney Community, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Tyrrell County, September 22, 1921, he was the son of the late Arthur Lester and Cordelia Johnson Cuthrell.  He spent his working years as a farmer and was an avid hunter and fisherman, often providing guide services to hunters during the 1940’s.  He was a member of Nazareth Church of Christ.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the graveside in Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, North Lake Road, Fairfield.Ray Everton will officiate.  Surviving are his wife of almost 65 years, Etta Cahoon Cuthrell; two sons, Ronald L. Cuthrell and Ernie Cuthrell both of Fairfield; four daughters, Delia C. Mooney of Fairfield, Willene C. Brinn of Belhaven, Helen C. Martin of Greenville and Rita C. Marshall of Nashville; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Woodrow Cuthrell and a sister, Dora C. Dunbar.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia Chapel on Monday evening between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 2, 2009; pg. 6A)

CUTHRELL, Willie Mae

NORFOLK - Willie Mae CUTHRELL, 80, of the 3200 block of Old Carolina Road, died May 11, 1990, in a hospital. Mrs. Cuthrell, a native of Hyde County, N.C., was a member of Cava Freewill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Frank Leslie Cuthrell. Survivors include two daughters, Ella Silverthorne and Gloria Biemesderfer, both of Virginia Beach; a son, Evans E. ``Tony'' Cuthrell of Currituck County, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Cava Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Fred Bates Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family at the residence. Hollomon-Brown & Snellings Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, is handling arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, May 13, 1990; pg.2B)

CUTLER, Dora M.

HYDE COUNTY, N.C. - Dora M. CUTLER, 74, died Sunday, November 17. She was born June 6, 1922 in Hyde County and was the daughter of the late George R. and Patcie Gibbs McKinney. She was a member of the National Federation for the Blind and the Seeing Hands Club. Mrs. Cutler was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Cutler, and a son, Larry Cutler. Surviving are daughter, Gloria Payne of Winston-Salem; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; and niece, Joyce Matthews Page of Nashville. Graveside services are to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rocky Mount Memorial Park with Rev. Lloyd Davis officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson Chapel of Nashville. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 19, 1996; pg. 5A)

CUTLER, Lucille Silverthorne

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Lucille S. CUTLER, 93, of Cross Creek Health Care, Swan Quarter, and formerly of 319 Jefferson St., Plymouth, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Horner Chapel, Smith & Austin Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Tom Banks officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Cutler was born July 17, 1912, the daughter of the late Charlie and Molly Oden Silverthorne. She was married to Roy Cutler, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church of Plymouth.  Survivors include one sister, Faye Neal of Jacksonville, Fla.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Carroll Silverthorne, and one sister, Mable Swindell.  The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Smith and Austin Funeral Home, Plymouth.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, November 10, 2005)

CUTRELL, Carl

FAIRFIELD, N.C. - Carl CUTRELL, 89, of Route 1, Fairfield, died Dec. 27, 1992, in Beaufort County Hospital. A native of Hyde County, Cutrell was the son of the late John Tooley and Pinie Armstrong Cutrell. He was a long-time member of Fairfield Christian Church and was a retired farmer. He was married to Blanche Swindell Cutrell who died in 1983. Surviving are two daughters, Doris C. Kerr of Washington and Masil C. Jones of Portsmouth, Va.; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Fairfield Christian Church. Dr. Melvin Styons will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials may be sent to Fairfield Christian Church, Fairfield, N.C. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (Virginian-Pilot - Monday, December 28, 1992; pg. 4D)

CUTRELL, Delbert T.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Delbert T. Cutrell, 91, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was born in Fairfield, NC on January 26, 1923 to the late William and Minnie Cutrell and pre-deceased by his siblings Henry, Elma, Ethel, Rosa, Willie, Helen and Rufus. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Geri; his children Nancy (Mike) AtLee, Greg Cutrell, Mark (Elizabeth) Barbee, Becky (Doug) Scott; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Delbert was a WWII veteran, a member of the Bayside Masonic Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite in the Valley of Norfolk, and a member of the Provost Guard at the Khedive Temple. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 4, from 6-8 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Va. Beach. Services will be held at Altmeyer's Saturday, April 5 at 11:00 A.M. with burial to follow at Forest Lawn in Norfolk, VA. Please join the family for a reception to be held at The Cutrell Family Home, immediately following the services.  (Altmeyer Funeral Home)

CUTRELL, Elbert L.

Elbert L. CUTRELL, 83, died Jan. 22, 2002.  Mr. Cutrell was born in Fairfield, NC to the late Julian and Maggie Cutrell.  He was the husband of Allie Mae Ainsley Cutrell of Chesapeake.  Besides his wife, Mr. Cutrell is survived by a daughter, Barbara Gentry of Chesapeake; a son, Jerry Cutrell of Chesapeake; four grandchildren: Tiffany Cutrell of Norfolk, Melissa Cutrell of Chesapeake, Brad Gentry of Chesapeake and Brian Gentry and his wife Beth of Chesapeake.  (The Virginian-Pilot -Thursday, January 24, 2002; pg. 8B)                        

CUTRELL, Elizabeth

HYDE COUNTY - Mrs. Elizabeth CUTRELL died last Thursday at the age of 74. She and Mr. Jesse Cutrell had been married 52 years and were childless. (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Tuesday, March 31, 1891)

CUTRELL, Evans E.

ELIZABETH CITY - Evans E. "Tony" CUTRELL, born in Hyde County, NC passed away December 29th, 2003; he was 71. He is the son of the late Frank Leslie and Willie Neal Cuthrell.  Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Vogel and husband Bill Vogel, Melody Elliott and a son Anthony Cutrell and wife Cindy; also three grandchildren, Beau, Miranda, and Jessica. Other survivors include his sister Ella and husband Archie Silverthorne, and Gloria and husband Warren Biemesderfer; and several nieces and nephews; also survived by his lifetime companion Bessie Jackson and family.  Tony served in the United States Airforce during the Korean War. He worked for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a Shipfitter and later years he farmed for a living.  A graveside service will be held at Blackwater Baptist Church Cemetery on Saturday January 3rd, 2004 at 11:00 AM. Friends and family will gather at Twiford Funeral Home 929 S. Battlefield Blvd. Friday from 7:00-8:30 PM and other times at the Cliver Residence at 6528 Blackwater Rd.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

CUTRELL, Jo Ellen Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Jo Ellen Gibbs CUTRELL, 51, died Friday, January 10 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Beaufort County, September 30, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Willie K. Gibbs, Jr. and Evone Douglas Gibbs.  She was a 1969 graduate of Mattamuskeet School and attended Beaufort County Community College in the office systems technology program.  A 26-year veteran of the East Carolina Bank, she began her career with the bank as a receptionist in 1972 and held a variety of positions within the organization becoming executive assistant to the president and in 1998 was elected as corporate secretary for the bank by the bank's board of directors.  She was active in the community being involved in the Engelhard Seafood festival and the Engelhard Christian Church.  She was a former member of Engelhard Development Corp. Board and a former director of the Beaufort-Hyde-Martin Library Board.  Surviving are her husband, Howard L. Cutrell; two sons: Landise Wade Curtrell stationed with the U.S. Army in Fort Riley, Kansas, and Marcus Benjamin Cutrell stationed with the U.S. Navy at Oceana Naval Base, Virginia; three brothers: Robert L. Gibbs of Engelhard, Jessie H. Gibbs of Fayetteville and Clyde B. Gibbs of Pinetown.  Funeral services were held at Engelhard Christian Church on Monday, Jan. 13.  Scott Sukeforth, pastor, officiated.  Burial followed in the family plot in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter.  Bryan Funeral service in Swan Quarter handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 14, 2003; pg. 5A)

CUTRELL, John Bross

Mr. John Bross CUTRELL, age 87, a resident of 586 Tooley Street, died Sunday, July 24, 2005.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, July 28, 2005 at the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church, Belhaven, conducted by Rev. Michael Isbell. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery, Belhaven.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Chuck Latham, Danny Daniels, Seth David Latham, Benny Daniels, Vic Cox, Brantley Tillman, Wayne Tankard and Lee Radcliffe.  Mr. Cutrell was born in Hyde County on December 5, 1917. He was the son of the late Herbert Cutrell and Mattie Bell Cox Cutrell. Mr. Cutrell served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was wounded in action and awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. Mr. Cutrell was a clerk and repairman for Western Auto in Belhaven for over 35 years. Later, he operated his own refrigeration business.  Mr. Cutrell was active in his community. He was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans and former member of the Belhaven Lions Club. Mr. Cutrell was in charge of the Teen Dances that were held at the American Legion Hut. He was a Little League coach for over 20 years and served on the Belhaven Recreation Advisory Committee. Mr. Cutrell was a member of the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and treasurer.  Mr. Cutrell was married to the former Lucile Wilkins, who preceded him in death on September 5, 1990.  Survivors include his children, John Bross Cutrell, Jr., his wife, Jill and their children, Robert and Andrew all of Winterville; Christy Cutrell Ferguson, her husband, Troy and their children, John and David all of Matthews; and Ellis Cutrell of Greenville; two brothers, Walter Cutrell of Williamston and W.D. Cutrell of Raleigh; and three sisters, Archie Daniels and Ann Latham both of Belhaven, Iva Eldridge of New Bern.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Cutrell was preceded in death by two sisters, Lula Mae Cox and Gladys Raulerson; and a brother, Curtis Cutrell.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven and other times at the home, 586 Tooley Street, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Cutrell family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

CUTRELL, Joseph W.

NORFOLK - Joseph W. "Joe" Cutrell passed away at his home after a long illness with his wife and three daughters by his side April 3, 2007.  Mr. Cutrell was born Dec. 3, 1923, in Fairfield, N.C., to the late Dan D. and Mary C. Cutrell and preceded in death by one brother, Wilbur B. Cutrell and one sister, Jennie Mae Barrington. Mr. Cutrell served his country honorably as a member of the U.S. Army 88th Division during World War II. He was a POW at the end of the war. His battalion had been captured by the Germans and was placed before a firing squad when the planes flew over dropping flags indicating the war was over. He was very proud to have served his country. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Norfolk in 1976. Mr. Cutrell was a devoted husband and father who loved his home and family more than anything. Mr. Cutrell is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nelda I. Cutrell; one sister, Ruby Mann of Manteo, N.C.; three daughters, June Reynolds of Norfolk, Janet and husband Stan Baker of Hampton and JoAnne and husband Ronnie Carlson of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Kim and husband Eric Hinson, Heather and husband Jason Sabourin, Ronnie and wife Jean Carlson and William and wife Tawnya Reynolds; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with military honors by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, April 4, 2007)

CUTRELL, Mary Bell

SWAN QUARTER - Mary Bell CUTRELL, 91, died Wednesday at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter. Born in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Edward and Veronica Kay Williams Cutrell. She was an active member of Swan Quarter Baptist Church, where she served as organist for 35 years, Sunday School teacher and member of the Women's Missionary Union. She spent many years as a child care provider in her home. Surviving are two daughters: Delores C. Emory of Swan Quarter, and Dorothy C. Lewis of Port Richey, Florida; a brother, Robert Cutrell of West Point, Va.; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a foster son, Webster Whidbee. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Swan Quarter Baptist Church. The Rev. C.L. Reynolds, pastor, will officiate. Private burial services will be held in the Fairfield Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 22, 1992; pg. 14A)

CUTRELL, Meta Watson

Meta Watson Cutrell, 79, of 1699 Newlands Road, Fairfield, died Saturday, January 5, 2008, at her home.  Born in Hyde County, April 14, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Meta Cutrell Watson. She was a member of the Fairfield Christian Church. She worked as a librarian aide and drove a school bus at O.A. Peay School in the early 1970’s. She was a loving mother and was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Rufus Richard Cutrell.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. Mike Wheeler and James Jones will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Armstrong, Marty Armstrong, Sam Watson, James Earl Cutrell, Stevie Cutrell and Clifford Swindell.  Surviving are three daughters, Janet Eburn and her husband, Sam of Fairfield, Minnie Lou Cutrell of Swan Quarter and Martha Armstrong and her husband Doug of the Ponzer Community; a sister, Maudie Pearl Mooney of Fairfield; four grandchildren, Richard Wood and his wife, Lise of Roper, Jenna Knecht of Fairfield, Melvin Armstrong Jr. of Raleigh and Abigail A. Marshall and her husband, Brian of Greenville; a great-grandson, Tristan Shay Wood.  Mrs. Cutrell was preceded in death by five brothers, Jim Watson, Patrick Watson, Henry Watson, Harold Watson and Clifton Watson; a sister, Christine W. Singleton.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service and other times at the home of Janet and Sam Eburn, 1557 Newlands Road.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, January 6, 2008)

CUTRELL, Mona Turner

FAIRFIELD - Mona Turner CUTRELL, 93, long time resident of Fairfield, died September 1 at Bertie Memorial Hospital in Windsor. Born in Scranton, she was the widow of George M. Cutrell. She was a member of the Fairfield Christian Church and Fairfield Chapter #247, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are two sons: Ira G. Cutrell of Windsor and Dr. Clifford G. Cutrell of Salisbury; a daughter, Mildred C. Shell of Kinston; 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Saturday in the Fairfield Christian Church with Dr. Melvin Styons officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 5, 1993; pg. 14A)

CUTRELL, Rufus Richard

FAIRFIELD - Rufus Richard CUTRELL, 73, died Wednesday, June 21 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Hyde County on July 14, 1926, he was the son of the late William Riley and Minnie Cutrell. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as bridge tender at the Fairfield Bridge and retired with 29 years service. Following his retirement he continued to work in the same capacity for a private operating contractor. He was a member of the Fairfield Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Meta Watson Cutrell; three daughters: Janet C. Knecht of Fairfield, Minnie Lou Cutrell of Swan Quarter and Martha C. Armstrong of the Ponzer community, Rt. 1, Belhaven; a brother, Delbert Cutrell of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Helen C. Armstrong of Fairfield; and four grandchildren: Richard Edward Wood, Jenna Lou Knecht, Melvin Douglas Armstrong, Jr. and Abigail Lyn Armstrong. Mr. Cutrell was preceded in death by brothers Henry Carroll Cutrell and Willie Earl Cutrell and sisters, Elma C. Nixon, Ethel C. Smith and Rosa Lee C. Swindell. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. June 24 at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. William Booth and Steve Bryan officiated. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 25, 2000; pg. 14A)

CUTRELL, Russell Earl

FAIRFIELD - Russell Earl CUTRELL, 68, of Fairfield, died Tuesday, March 16, in Pungo District Hospital. A Hyde County native, he was the son of the late Leo and Belle Hall Cutrell. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and was a teacher in trade and industrial education at Mattamuskeet School in Hyde County for 20 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Athletic Boosters Club and the N.C. Trade and Industrial Education Association. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Blake Cutrell; a son, Russell Steven Cutrell of Fairfield; a daughter, Mary Tonda Cutrell of Wanchese; a sister, Nina C. Gibbs of Engelhard; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Fairfield Christian Church. Dr. Melvin Styons, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Home, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 18, 1993; pg. 6A)

CUTRELL, Veronia Williams

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Veronia Williams CUTRELL, age 93, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Cutrell Saturday at 7:15 p.m. after an illness of several months.  She was a member of the Fairfield Primitive Baptist Church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nathan Cutrell of Swan Quarter; seven sons: Julian, Arthur, Clifton, Clyde and Lewis Cutrell, all of Chesapeake, Va., Robert Cutrell of Sweet Hall, Va. and Dallas Cutrell of Fairfield; one brother, W.J. Williams of Fairfield; one sister, Mrs. Robena Cahoon of Williamsburg, Va.; 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  Graveside services were held this morning at 11 o'clock in the Fairfield Cemetery conducted by the Rev. R.E. Austin, assisted by the Rev. Leighton Lewis.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, March 25, 1963)

CUTRELL, William Carroll

VIRGINIA BEACH - William Carroll Cutrell, 85, passed away at home on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2014 with his wife and daughter by his side. He had battled lung diseases for over 20 years. Born in Hyde County, Fairfield, N. C., he was the oldest son of the late Emma Clyde Swindell Cutrell and Henry Carroll Cutrell.  Bill liked to think of himself as a "Farm Boy" from N.C. He joined the U.S. Army in 1950 and served as a medic in Korea with the 14th Field Hospital. He lived in Norfolk on the Lafayette River for 20 years where he enjoyed boating and fishing with his family and the neighborhood boys. Bill worked for J. Henry Holland Corp. for 38 years serving as their president from 1985 until his retirement in 1998.  Those left that are blessed with his memory are his wife of 57 years, Polly Berry Cutrell; a daughter, Susan Cutrell of Virginia Beach; his sister, Jean Jones of Washington, NC; brother, Edward Glenn Cutrell and wife Myla of Chesapeake, VA; two great nephews and five great nieces.  Bill's family wishes to express their appreciation to Mark Weisman, M.D. and the staff of the Dedicated Care Center at Fort Norfolk Plaza for their dedication and care to Bill through his illnesses.   The family will receive friends at a visitation on Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Norfolk Chapel of H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., 1501 Colonial Ave. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Mark Pullen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fairfield Christian Church, where Bill was a member, c/o Clifford Swindell, 56 Canal St., Fairfield, NC 27826.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, March 16, 2014)

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