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EASTER, William

Died on Friday last in Hyde County, Mr. William EASTER 4th. The deceased in company with Frederick Rew went in a canoe from the neighborhood of German[fold] about five or six miles to a small mar[fold] island on a fishing excursion--it being [fold & faint] formed a sort of a tent with the [fold & faint] canoe and under it sat down...[fold & faint] this situation the tent was struck by lightning and the deceased was instantly killed. Mr. R. was considerably injured but has since recovered. The deceased [fold] aged about 24 years. (American Recorder - Friday, June 28, 1822; pg. 3; column 1) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

EATON, Lucretia

NORFOLK - Lucretia Eaton, 104, of the 3200 block of Somme Ave., died Nov. 28, 1996, in Thornton Hall Nursing Home. A domestic worker for 60 years, she was a native of Hyde County, N.C., and the widow of George Eaton. She was a member of Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church, Norfolk, and was a deaconess, as well as a member of the Ellen Wood-Emily B. Jordan Missionary Circle and Ballard-Epperson Sunday School Class. She was predeceased by her parents, Lavenia Mackey King and Turner King. Survivors include two nieces, Lavenia Turner of Norfolk and Keena Morris of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two great-nieces, Galindo Norman of Norfolk and Mary Huntly of Roosevelt, Long Island, N.Y. Also, Mrs. Eaton leaves a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church, Norfolk, by the Rev. C. Kirkland Harris. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Norfolk. The remains will be placed in the church at 9:30 a.m. the day of the service. The family will receive friends in the residence. Graves Funeral Home is in charge. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, December 1, 1996; pg. 6B)

EBORN, James Franklin

RANSOMVILLE - James Franklin EBORN, a highly respected colored man of Ransomville (Winstedville), died at his home after a lingering illness March 10. He was a merchant and retired farmer, aged 65 years old. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia W. Eborn; one sister, Minnie; one son, and one daughter, Drew and Clee; and several grandchildren; also one brother, Jinks Eborn. He was buried Sunday, March 15, in Holly Grove Cemetery, Sidney Church. (The Coastland Times - Friday, March 20, 1953; pg. 7)

EBORN, Mildred Spencer

MANTEO - Mildred EBRON died November 30 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Nags Head. Mrs. Ebron was born in Hyde County and lived in Manteo the past 50 years. She was the wife of the late Randolph Ebron and daughter of the late James and Ina Spencer. She is survived by two daughters: Tashia Tillett of Washington, DC and Wanda Tillett of Atlanta, Ga.; one granddaughter, Kiana Kendrick of Washington, DC; one sister, Bell Johnson of Hyde County; and three sisters-in-law: Ludie Sykes, Rubell Ebron and Eula Mackey, all of Manteo. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Clidie Chappell. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 3, at Free Grace Church with Elder Carrie Holmes officiating. Walson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 3, 2000; pg. 12A)

EBRON, Judie Slade

Mrs. Judie Slade Ebron, 96, of 13679 U.S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at the home of her niece.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Jobie’s Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Levi Murray officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Ebron was born in Hyde County on May 12, 1912. She was the daughter of the late Bertha and George T. Slade Sr. She was married to Elbert Ebron, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Pride of Hyde Chapter 572 Order of Eastern Star. She was a lifelong member of Jobe’s Chapel Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board.  Survivors include one brother, Garfield Slade of Washington and one stepdaughter, Louise Cooper of Swan Quarter.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the home of her niece, Marlene C. McCabe, 1261 Maple St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, January 13, 2009)

EBRON, Lydia Slade

BELHAVEN - Mrs. Lydia Slade EBRON, 54, of Belhaven, died Friday, May 7, 2004, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Saint James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Church with Elder Barry James officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery, Belhaven.  Mrs. Ebron was born in Hyde County on Feb. 11, 1950. She was the daughter of Alice Slade of Swan Quarter and the late Luke Brimmage. She was the surrogate daughter of the late James Harold Oden and Blanche Oden Davis. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She was married to Richard Ebron, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Saint James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Church, where she served on the Senior Usher Board.  Survivors include one daughter, Australia Ebron of Belhaven; one son, Steven L. Ebron of Belhaven; two sisters, Eunice Mann of Washington and Annie Sessions of New Haven, Conn.; and four brothers, Elijah Slade of Pleasantville, N.J., Evangelist James Oden, Harold Oden and Alton Oden, all of Belhaven.  The family will receive friends at the family home and at the home of her brother, Harold Oden, 727 Elm St., Belhaven.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, May 14, 2004)

EBURN, Beulah Brickhouse Hassell

Beulah Brickhouse Hassell EBURN, 81, long time resident of Engelhard and a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center since 2002, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Tyrrell County, February 26, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Brickhouse. She was the widow of Ray Hassell and later married Samuel B. Eburn, Sr. who also preceded her in death.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Providence Methodist Church in Swan Quarter. Mike Wheeler and Sam Eburn, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery, Engelhard.  Surviving are two sons, Lawrence Hassell of Columbia and Samuel B. Eburn, Jr. of Fairfield; a step-son, Ernest Eburn of Oak Hill, Florida; three daughters, Margie Young of Como, Linda H. Gibbs of Engelhard and Shirley E. Farrow of Engelhard; two step-daughters, Donna Rytter of Newport News, VA and Nettie Grandy of Chesapeake, VA; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 20 step great grandchildren one step great-great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by a son, Oscar Edmond Hassell; two infant daughters, Maxine Hassell and Frances Hassell; a step-son, Stanley Rhein.  The family extends a special note of gratitude to the staff of Cross Creek Health Care, Hyde County EMS and Pungo District Hospital for their special kindness and care.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Thursday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, February 22, 2007)

EDGE, Alice Credle

VIRGINIA BEACH - Alice "Evelyn" C. EDGE died March 24 at a local hospital.  She was born in Scranton on November 10, 1923, daughter of the late John M. and Annie Fortescue Credle.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer T. Edge; a sister, Hilda C. Pritchett; two brothers: Norwood J. Credle and Mervis C. Credle, all formerly of Scranton.  Surviving family members include one step-daughter, Darlene Faye Somerville, and one granddaughter, Lezlie S. Kramer, both of Gurley, Alabama; and one sister-in-law, Sarah C. Credle of Scranton.  Mrs. Edge retired from Glasser Realty in Chesapeake.  She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Scranton.  A graveside service was held Monday in Rosewood Memorial Park.  Smith & Williams Funeral Home had charge.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 29, 2005; pg. 6A)

EDINGER, Majorie McKinney

NORFOLK, VA - Majorie McKinney EDINGER, 72, died September 14 in DePaul Medical Center. Mrs. Edinger was born in Hyde County, Lake Landing Township, to the late Johnnie Robert and Lillie Gibbs McKinney. She was a retired registered nurse and was a member of Bayview United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters: Kerry Edinger of Tappahannock, Va., and Nancy Edwards of Norfolk; two sisters: Irene Arnold of North Carolina, and Guelda Berry of Florida; 2 grandchildren and an adopted grandchild. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, September 16, at 1 p.m. in Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake, Va. A graveside service will be conducted on Friday at 11 a.m. in Fulford Cemtery in Engelhard. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 16, 1993; pg. 6A)

EDWARDS. James Nathaniel
(The Coastland Times - Friday, May 5, 1961; pg. 1

EDWARDS, Janie Florence Fisher

NORFOLK, VA. - Mrs. Janie Florence Fisher EDWARDS died at a Norfolk hospital, Sunday, November 30, 1952 at 10:05 p.m. She was the widow of George Arnold Edwards and was 85 years old, in the 86th year of her age. Prayer services will be conducted at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Tuesday, December 2, 1952 at 7:30 p.m. by the Rev. Roland P. Riddick, pastor of the Park Place Methodist Church. She was the mother of Nancy E. Edwards, Mrs. Sadie Belle Jones of Washington, Mrs. T. McNeil Billingsley of Indian Head, Maryland and Mrs. G.A. Mothershead of Shiloh, John Frederick Edwards and George William Edwards of King George County, Raymond R. Edwards and Ralph Philip Edwards of Washington. She has 29 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was a native of Woodstock, North Carolina and had been a resident of Norfolk and King George, VA. for 63 years. She was a member of the Union Methodist Church, King George County. Friends of the family invited to attend. The body will be taken to King George County for funeral services at the Shiloh Baptist Church, Wednesday, December 3, 1952 at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev J.B. Hodge, pastor, the Rev. John A. Morgan, Sr., pastor of Round Hill Baptist Church and the Rev. C.J. Yow, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers: Samuel P. Marshall, O.M. Hayes, W. Allie Spillman, Wharton R. King, Ernest L. Payne and J. Cleveland Grigsby. [Obituary kindly submitted by Betty J. Ranson, granddaughter of Janie Fisher Edwards, who stated that her grandmother never stopped talking about her North Carolina roots and family that remained there. She was born in Woodstock, N.C. to William Fred Fisher who died shortly after Janie was born. Janie met George Arnold Edwards, who was from King George Co., Va., while he was learning the shipbuilding and wood working trade. If anyone has more information on William Fred Fisher and his family please contact Mrs. Betty J. Ranson.]

EDWARDS, Ward Franklin

VIRGINIA BEACH - Ward Franklin Edwards, 61, born in Englehard, N.C., a native of Virginia Beach, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1993, in his home. Mr. Edwards was married to the late Jeanette M. Edwards. He was employed by U.S. Air. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Edwards; 13 brothers and sisters; seven children and their spouses, Michael Glenn and Melinda; Debra Marie and Thomas; Ward Franklin Jr. and Mary; Theresa Lynn, Sandra Gail, David, Lisa Diane, Arthur, Robert Timothy; and 13 grandchildren. Memorial services were held at Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, with the Rev. Ronald W. Lee presiding. The family received friends after the services at their residence, 821 Oldham Road, Virginia Beach. Any donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. (Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, November 16, 1993; pg. 2D)

EDWARDS, Zuma Gray Swindell

ENGELHARD - Zuma Gray Swindell EDWARDS, 75, of Rt. 1, Engelhard, died Dec. 25 in Pungo District Hopsital in Belhaven. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mae Gibbs Swindell. She was the widow of Rufus Edwards. She was a member of Middletown Christian Church. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Mae Edwards of Engelhard. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Bryan Funeral Home in Swan Quarter. Dr. Frank Wibriral officiated. Burial was in St. George Church Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Bryan Funeral Home in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 28, 1989; pg. 6A)

ELEY, Marie Simpson

OCRACOKE - Marie Simpson ELEY, 76, of Ocracoke died July 19 in a Virginia hospital. Mrs. Eley was the daughter of the late Stacy and Lillian Thomas Simpson and the widow of Alexander M. Eley. She was a bookkeeper with the Southern Bank of Virginia for 12 years and the owner/operator of the Pony Island Motel and Restaurant in Ocracoke until she retired. Mrs. Eley was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son, William W. Eley of Virginia Beach, Va. Funeral services will be held Wednesday in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. Burial will be in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church on Tuesday evening and remain there until the funeral hour. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Ocracoke United Methodist Church Building Fund. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - July 21, 1992)

ELKINS, Jesse Lee

ENGELHARD - Jesse Lee ELKINS, 68, of Engelhard, died April 21 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. Born in Huntington, W.Va. in 1925, he was the son of the late Eddie and Rachell Wells Elkins. Mr. Elkins served in the United States Navy for twenty years and retired in 1971 as a boatswain's mate-3 after serving in World War II, Korean conflict and the Viet Nam era. After his retirement, he worked as a special police officer at the Chrysler Museum in Virginia and lately had worked with Gibbs Used Cars in Engelhard. Surviving are his wife, Terry Brinn H. Elkins; a daughter, Sybrena Joann E. Wellington of Wellston, Ohio; a step-son, Bill Rex Hardison of Alvin, Texas; two step-daughters: Millie H. Andrews of Engelhard and Maybell Stevens of Nags Head; two brothers: Bill and Jimmy Elkins both of Huntington, W. Va.; three sisters: Ruth E. Sawyer of Kentucky, Edna E. Graham and Evelyn E. Hamlin, both of Huntington; and 2 grandchildren. A sister, Mary E. Kirtley, preceded him in death. The family will receive friends at the home, U.S. Highway 264, Engelhard. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the family plot at Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. The Rev. Albert Stuck, pastor of Engelhard Christian Church, and Steve Bryan will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, where the body will lie in state until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, when it will be moved for the service. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 24, 1994)

ELKINS, Mrs. Terry Brinn Hardison

Mrs. Terry Hardison ELKINS, 91, formerly of Engelhard and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Cross Creek.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Engelhard Christian Church with Scott Sukeforth and Steve Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of the service.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, November 4, 2003)

Mrs. Terry Brinn Hardison ELKINS, 91, formerly of Engelhard and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Cross Creek.  Born in Hyde County on Nov. 11, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Samuel T. and Annie Rose Brinn. She was a retired agent with the former Charlotte Liberty Mutual Life Insurance Co. She was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Engelhard Christian Church with Scott Sukeforth and Steve Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Sonny Bush, Donnie Carawan, Dan Thomas, Jerry Stevens, Tommy Etheridge and Allen Forrest Gibbs.  Surviving are a son, Bill Rex Hardison of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Millie H. Andrews of Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren, James Rex Hardison of Flowermound, Texas, John Tracy Hardison of Arlington, Texas, Joseph E. Andrews III of Gull Rock and Velvet Andrews of Raleigh; and four great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Elkins was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie L. Elkins; a son, Thomas Chestley Motley; a sister, Julia B. Cox; and a brother, Fred B. Brinn.  The family will receive friends at Engelhard Christian Church from 11 a.m. today until the hour of the service.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, November 5, 2003)

EMMERT, Anna

Mrs. Anna EMMERT of Swan Quarter and formerly of Lebanon, Indiana, died Friday night, May 1, 2009, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at New Brunswick Church of Christ in Jamestown, Indiana.  Among survivors are Phil Emmert of the Makleyville Community, Scranton. N.C.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, May 3, 2009)

Anna Hodge Emmert, 97, of Swan Quarter, N. C. and formerly of Lebanon, Indiana, died Friday, May 1, 2009 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, N. C.  Born in Lebanon, Indiana, December 17, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Delbert and Ethel Ditzenburger Hodge.  She was married to Robert Olin Emmert who preceded her in death.  She was a faithful member and youth leader of New Brunswick Church of Christ and faithfully served the Gum Neck Church of Christ after moving to North Carolina when health allowed.  She lived most of her life in Boone County, IN and the past 18 years in Swan Quarter, N. C.  She worked in a defense factory during World War II, was later employed as a clerk at Haag Drug Store and as a claims clerk at Wolverine Insurance Co.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in New Brunswick Church of Christ.  Pastor Jim Coyle and Steve Bryan will officiate.  Burial will follow in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Jamestown, IN.  Surviving are a son, Phillip Emmert & wife, Beatrice of Scranton, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Robbie Wall, Kevin Wall, Kelly Officer, Tracy Vigus, Keith Emmert, Dennis Emmert, Michael Emmert and Shannon E. Motarrosa; 18 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn E. Wall.  The family will receive friends at the church prior to the funeral on Thursday.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter and Myers Mortuary, Lebanon, Indiana.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

EMORY, Elmo Lee

CONWAY, N.C. - Elmo Lee EMORY, 72, of Route 1, a retired asphalt plant supervisor, died Aug. 24, 1992, in his home. Mr. Emory was born in Gullrock, N.C. He had retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He was a member of Ashley's Grove Baptist Church, Conway. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Allen Dixon Emory; a stepdaughter, Brenda Strickland of Raleigh; five stepsons, Joseph Dixon and Jerry Dixon, both of Murfreesboro, Thurston Dixon of Charlotte, and James Griffith and Henry Griffith, both of Franklin, Va.; and 12 step-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ashley's Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. David Ross and the Rev. Wint Hale. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Garrett Funeral Home. (Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, August 25, 1992; pg. 2D)

EMORY, Florida Harris
(The Coastland Times - Friday, Nov. 25, 1960; pg. 9)

ENGLISH, Nina Spencer

ENGELHARD - Nina Spencer ENGLISH, 74, died Monday, April 29 at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Born in Hyde County on June 3, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Oswald and Sarah Jane Gibbs Spencer. She was married to James Milan English who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Engelhard Baptist Church. For many years she was a partner in the Mattamuskeet Weavers and was active in the Albemarle Craftsman's Guild. She provided looms for weaving for others as well. She worked at the original Seafarer's Restaurant on the Outer Banks for 15 years and was a graduate of Engelhard High School. Survivors include a daughter, Martha Jane E. Worrell and husband Marvin Ray of Manteo; a sister, Mertice M. Stern of Virginia Beach, Va.; a niece, Pam Hammond of Richmond, Va.; a great-niece, Ivy Hammond; and great-great-nephews Tyler and Timmy Hammond. Mrs. English was also preceded in death by a brother, Ivedell Spencer and a niece, Ivedell "Tootsie" Spencer Hammond. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Engelhard Baptist Church. The Rev. Don Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Fulford Cemetery. Arrangements by Byran Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 2, 2002; pg. 10A)

ENGLISH, Robert Lee

DUNN - Elbert Lee ENGLISH, 71, of Dunn, N.C. died November 5, 2004, in the Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital. He was born in Swan Quarter, NC to the late Eldridge and Zulean Pegram English and was the widower of the late Elsie Wright English. He was a retired heavy machine operator and formerly lived in Kitty Hawk, NC.  Mr. English is survived by two daughters, Lynn Kirkpatrick and husband, Art, of Washington, DC and Linda Ellington and husband, Tommy of Faison, NC; five sons, Gene English and wife, Diane, of Raleigh, NC, Eddy English of Dillard, OR, Ray English and wife, Pat, of Myrtle, MS, Linwood English and wife, Elena of Raleigh, NC and James English and wife, Robin of Orland, Fl; two sisters, Gertrude Armstrong of Elizabeth City and Josephine Fletcher of Monroe, Louisiana; one brother, Eugene English of Shiloh, NC and 12 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 8, 2004, at 2:00pm in the Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church St., by Rev. Roland Cooper. Burial will be New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relative at the funeral home, Sunday evening from 5:00 until 6:30pm. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

EQUILS, Ella Mae Jarvis

SCRANTON - Mrs. Ella Mae Jarvis EQUILS, 94, died March 26 in Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Wilson and Levene O'Neal Jarvis and was the widow of Will R. Equils. She was a member of the Scranton Christain Church. Surviving are three sons: Gilbert Equils of Richmond, Va., Eugene Equils of Belhaven and William Equils of Scranton; two daughters: Mrs. Gaston (Essie) Sadler of Scranton, and Mrs. Robert (Tiny) Cahoon of Fairfield; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Scranton Christian Church. Floyd Manning and Mike Swindell will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mount Olive Church of Christ cemetery in Ponzer. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - March 1990?)

EQUILS, Gilbert B.

SCRANTON - Mr. Gilbert B. EQUILS, 87, of Richmond, Va., and formerly of Scranton died Friday, April 22, 2005.  A funeral service will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at the Scranton Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Yeatesville Cemetery.  Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Boyd Jarvis Equils; two sons, Gene Milton Jarvis of Gwynn's Island, Va., and Larry Leon Jarvis of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Eessie Lee Sadler of Scranton; one brother, William M. Equils of Scranton; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from noon until the funeral at Scranton Church of Christ.  Arrangements are by Hillside Funeral Service of Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, April 25, 2005)

EQUILS, Radford W.

NORFOLK - Radford W. Equils, 80, a retired marine engineer, died Sept. 1, 1994, in a local hospital. Mr. Equils was born in Hyde County, N.C. He was a marine engineer for the U.S. government during World War II and retired from Curtis Bay Towing Co. after 30 years. He was a member of White Hill Freewill Baptist Church, Aurora, N.C., and attended Hyde Park Freewill Baptist Church in Norfolk. He was a Mason. Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Nellie Lee Equils; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Equils Hyatt and William G. Hyatt Jr. of Virginia Beach; a son and daughter-in-law, James W. Equils and Marcia S. Equils of Laguna Hills, Calif.; 5 grandchildren: William G. Hyatt III of Chesapeake, Tracy Susan Hyatt of Los Angeles, Shawn Equils Sinclair of Davis, Calif., Douglas J. Equils and Brandon C. Equils, both of Laguna Hills, Calif. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, September 2, 1994; pg. 2B)

EQUILS, Zadie Jane Berry

Mrs. Zadie Jane Berry EQUILS, 90, of Belhaven, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Belhaven Community Cemetery with Norman Miller officiating.  Mrs. Equils was born in Hyde County on July 15, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Robert Berrus "Bob" Berry and Aretha Mason Berry. On Nov. 7, 1929, she married William Kelly Equils, who preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1974. She retired from Blue Channel Crab Company after 33 years of service. She was a member of St. Clair's Church of Christ and attended West Belhaven Church of Christ.  Survivors include one daughter, Jane E. Keech of Washington; two sons, Robert R. Equils Sr. and Charles E. Equils Sr., both of Belhaven; two sisters, Mary Alice Stone of Miami, Fla. and Carrie Rice of Groton, Conn.; two brothers, Randolph Berry of Belhaven and Clifford Berry of Virginia Beach, Va.; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Smith; five brothers, Linwood Berry, James Berry, George Berry, Shelton Berry and William Christopher Berry and three sisters, Bertha Liverman, Louise Satterthwaite and Ruby Twiford.  The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, and other times at the home of her son, Charles E. Equils Sr., Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, February 25, 2004)

EQUILS, Zonnie Eugene

PONZER - Zonnie Eugene EQUILS, 73, died Thursday afternoon, February 20 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Born in Hyde County on October 9, 1929, he was the son of the late William Riley and Ella Mac Jarvis Equils.  He was a commercial fisherman during his working years and was married to the former Edna Earl Deal who survived.  He was a member of the Scranton Christian Church.  Surviving are his wife; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ruby Deal of the Ponzer community; two brothers: Gilbert Equils and his wife Henrietta of Richmond, Va. and William Equils and his wife Dot of Scranton; a sister, Essie E. Sadler and her husband Gaston of Scranton; two sisters-in-law: Lois B. Cahoon of Swan Quarter and Ann D. Nixon and her husband Earl of the Ponzer community; three brothers-in-law: Durwood Deal of Washington, Robert Deal and his wife Jerry of Lawton, Okalahoma, and Robert Cahoon of Kilkenny; 26 nieces and nephews; 55 great-nieces and nephews and 22 great-great-nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Scranton Christian Church.  David W. Mason, minister, will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Radcliff Cemetery on Higgensport Road.  Serving as pallbearers will be Barry Equils, Lee Brickhouse, Lonnie Cahoon, Jody Adams, Stanley Equils and Bryan Deal.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 23, 2003; pg. 15A)

ERDING, Ruth Louis

Ruth Louis Erding, 92, of Ocracoke Island, NC died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home.  Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Henry Paul and Doris Rebecca Jones Derschinger and was the wife of the late Cantwell Howard.  Mrs. Erding spent the past fifty-three years living and working on Ocracoke Island where she had many friends and acquaintances.  She is survived by three daughters, Joyce Ruth Allewalt and husband Charles of Baltimore, MD, Saundra Louise Beach and husband Thomas of Delaware and Ginger Howard O’Neal and husband Richard of Hertford, NC; a son, Ronald Cantwell Howard and wife Lorraine of Pennsylvania; fifteen grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren and fifteen great-great-grandchildren.  Along with her parents and her husband, Mrs. Erding was preceded in death by her brothers, Henry Paul Derschinger, Jr. and William Arnold Derschinger.  A celebration of life is planned for September 27, 2014 on Ocracoke Island.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

ESHAM, David Elisha

OCRACOKE - David Elisha ESHAM, 60, died Wednesday, October 3 in Norfolk, Va. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late Elisha K. and Virginia Williams Esham. Mr. Esham was the owner of the Pony Island Motel, and was a veteran, having served his county in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, a Mason and a Shriner. He is survived by his wife, Eugenia "Gin" Barber Esham; one daughter, Jennifer Ann Esham; one son, David Scott Esham, all of Ocracoke; and one sister, Ann Esham Howard of Elizabeth City. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 8 at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Holmes officiating. Following the memorial service, family and friends are invited to gather at the "Poker House" to celebrate David's life. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 7, 2001; pg. 14A)

ESHAM, Virginia Williams

OCRACOKE - Virginia Williams ESHAM, 80, born at Ocracoke, died Sunday, February 6 at a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Esham was a housewife, a member of the Ocracoke Methodist Church and was an Eastern Star member. She was the daughter of the late David S. and Lena Williams and the wife of the late Elisha King Esham. Mrs. Esham is survived by one daughter, Ann Howard of Elizabeth City; one son, David E. Esham of Ocracoke; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras is handling the arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 8, 2000; pg. 11A)

EULER, Daisy Hollowell

Mrs. Daisy Hollowell EULER, 91, of 132 Jordan Lane, Belhaven, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, at Cross Creek Nursing Home, Swan Quarter.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, with the Rev. H.P. Norman officiating. Burial will follow in the Sladesville Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Euler was born Nov. 23, 1914, the daughter of the late John and Venetia Dillon Hollowell. On April 7, 1947, she married Thomas Bernard Euler, who survives. She was a graduate of Sladesville High School. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She attended Belhaven Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include four sons, John Euler of Omaha, Neb., Richard Lee Euler of Belhaven, Robert Euler of Simi Valley, Calif., and Vincent Ray Euler of Grimesland; one brother, Joseph Hollowell of Miami Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, September 7, 2006)

EULER, Thomas Bernard

Tom Euler was born in Rockford, Illinois, in 1922. His family moved to Emporia, Kansas, when he was a young boy. At the age of 16 he joined the U.S. Calvary. He was released from the Calvary when his underage status was discovered. He enlisted in the USN in 1940. Tom survived the sinking of the aircraft carrier USS Wasp. Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal were two of the six beach landings he made while deployed to the South Pacific. After his retirement from the Navy, Tom went back home to Emporia, Kansas, where he served as a firefighter for 20 years. In the early 1980s Tom and his wife Daisy moved back to her home in eastern North Carolina. They bought a home in Washington and settled down in retirement. His life of serving, however, was not over. With great pride he served as a Moose, a Shriner and rose to the level of 32nd-degree Mason in Washington and later Belhaven. His wife Daisy passed in 2006, and is buried near Sladesville.  In April 2009, Tom moved to Southern California, He died on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in Camarillo, California. Tom Euler is survived by his four sons and their families. John Euler in Omaha, Nebraska; Robert Euler, of Simi Valley, California; Vincent Ray Euler in Grimesland, North Carolina and Richard Lee Euler in Pantego, North Carolina. Tom had 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Tom will be buried at sea. His remains will be taken to sea aboard an active U.S. Naval vessel based out of San Diego, California, where he will receive full military honors. “We are proud of our father’s life. He was a good man and we will miss him.”  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, November 24, 2010)

EVANS, Clay Hansen

Clay Hansen Evans, 31, of 434 Creekside Drive, Swan Quarter died Saturday July 9, 2011, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  Born in Beaufort County, December 8, 1979, he was the son of Martin and Carol Wolfe Evans.  Precious and beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, Clay never knew a stranger, his heart was as big as the world, he believed in living life to the fullest and he will be missed more than words can say.  A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday July 13, 2011 at Providence United Methodist Church, with Steve Bryan officiating.  Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers William Martin "Marty" Evans, Jr. and wife Kristin of Ayden, and Dane Evans of Swan Quarter; a nephew Jackson W. Evans; and a niece Lainy M. Evans; paternal grandmother Mrs. Lucille Evans of Belhaven.  He was preceded in death by a brother Ryan Wolfe Evans; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Wolfe and paternal grandfather Mr. Thurman Evans.   The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Tuesday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

OUR SPECIAL PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY are extended to Martin and Carol Evans, Marty and Dane in the death of their middle son, Clay on Saturday as a result of an accident on Ocracoke recently.  This loss is so difficult for parents and family members and our prayers are so very important as we lift them up to God' special care.  Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday morning at Providence Church in Swan Quarter.  (Soule Church Newsletter - July 13, 2011)

EVANS, Thurman Martin

SWAN QUARTER - Thurman Martin EVANS, 72, of Swan Quarter, died September 10 in Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter. Born in Roanoke Rapids, he was the son of the late Reuben Edward and Betty Carawan Evans. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II, and was a member of the American Legion in Belhaven. Surviving are a son, William Martin Evans of Swan Quarter; two daughters: Faye E. Gent of Simpsonville, S.C. and Yvonne E. DeRuiz of Spokane, Washington; a sister, Lucille E. Carawan of Greenville; a half-brother, Dewey Sawyer of Swan Quarter; and 4 grandchildren. A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 12, 1993; pg. 14A)

EVANS, Sudie Voliva

HARBINGER - Sudie Voliva EVANS, 91, died Wednesday, November 25, 1998, at Sentara Nursing Center in Barco. She was a native of Hyde County. She was a midwife and a member of Powells Point Christian Church. She was the wife of the late Emmett Evans and the daughter of the late Charlie Voliva and Lillie Cuthrell Voliva Melson. Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Williams of Point Harbor, N.C.; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Evans was predeceased by one son, Edward Foster, formerly of Norfolk. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Powells Point Christian Church with the Rev. Jerry Owens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, November 27, 1998)

EVERETT, Dan Jackson

Dan Jackson Everett, 67, of 23990 U. S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter, died unexpectedly Monday, March 8, 2010.  Born in Virginia, October 24, 1942, he was the son of the late James Henry and Eursal Dale Everett.  He was a commercial fisherman, loved to fish and be around his family.  He was married to Betty Jane Harris Williams Everett who survives.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Providence United Methodist Church.  Mike Wheeler will officiate and burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Shane Williams and wife, Kaila of Swan Quarter, Richard Williams and wife, Kristi of Swan Quarter, Charmayne W. Johnson and husband, L. B. of Swan Quarter, Beverly Miller and husband, Robbie of Swan Quarter, Odell Williams and wife, Viola of Swan Quarter, Tammy W. Equils and husband, Bobby of Bath and Henry Williams and wife, Marsha of Statesville; two sisters, Daisy Millett of Chesapeake VA and Frances  Knight of Virginia Beach, VA; fifteen grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Wednesday between 7 p.m. and  9 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

EVERETT, SR., Samuel

NORFOLK - Samuel Everett, Sr., of the 400 block of West 30th St., died Sept. 5, 1995, in Sentara Nursing Center. Mr. Everett, a retired short shoreman, worked for Lamberts Point Dock for 37 years. He was born in Engelhard, N.C., and was a member of the International Longshoreman Association #1458, 21st St., Norfolk. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death two years ago by his wife, Inez Marie Everett, to whom he was married for 52 years. Survivors include two daughters, Thelma Robinson of Norfolk, Linda Boone of Chesapeake; one son, Samuel Everett, Jr. of Chesapeake; one sister, Bessie Riddick of Norfolk; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a niece, Pearl Randolph of Engelhard; and a host of other friends and relatives. The funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Metropolitan Funeral Service Chapel, Norfolk, by the Rev. Johnnie Brown. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. A wake service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Metropolitan. Family and friends will assemble at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Everett Jr., 925 Latham St., Chesapeake, on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. for the funeral procession to the chapel. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, September 8, 1995; pg. 4B)

EWELL, Pauline Lupton

VIRGINIA BEACH - Pauline Lupton Ewell, 72, formerly of the 600 block of Declaration Road in Virginia Beach, died Aug. 7, 1998, at her daughter's residence in Smithfield, Va. Born in Hyde County, N.C., Mrs. Ewell was a graduate of Kees Business College and a retired civil service secretary for Sinclant Fleet. She was a Protestant. The widow of Claude Richard Ewell, she is survived by her daughter, Candace Ewell Briley and her husband, Keith, of Smithfield; two sisters, Theolia Brackin of New Bern, N.C., and Bessie Rae Clayborne of Norfolk; a brother, Estes Lupton of Florida; and two grandsons, Daniel Richard Lebo and Christopher Allen Lebo, both of Smithfield. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Norman Holcomb. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, August 9, 1998; pg. 8B)

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