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FARKAS, Eileen Willis

BUXTON, N.C. - Mrs. Eileen Willis FARKAS, 29, died Monday in Ocracoke. A native of Long Beach, Long Island, N.Y., she lived here most of her life. Survivors include two sisters: Mrs. Shirley Pattison of Meterie, La. and Mrs. Katrene W. Johnson of East Detroit, Michigan; and two brothers: Otis Willis of Greenbelt, Md. and Wayne Willis of East Detroit. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Assembly of God Church with burial in the family cemetery in Buxton. The body will be taken from Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras to the church at noon today. (Unknown newspaper) [Note: Eileen Janet Willis Farkas died November 17, 1975.]

FARMER, Elmer S.

CHESTER, VA - Elmer S. FARMER, 69, of Chester, died Jan. 7, in a Richmond, Va. hospital. Mr. Farmer, a native of Rocky Mount, was a retired hydraulics engineer, a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, and was a Methodist. He was the son of the late Elmer S., Sr. and Georgia Farmer and the widower of Ella Forbes Farmer. Surviving are three sons: Ronnie Farmer, Edward Farmer and Kevin Farmer, all of Richmond, Va.; one brother, Malcolm Farmer of Huntington, W.Va., and four grand- children. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Clyde Denny. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Ocracoke. Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - January 8, 1991)

FARMER, Michelle Renee Hodges

Michelle Renee Hodges Farmer, 49, of 12350 North Lake Rd., Engelhard died Saturday May 23, 2015 at her residence.  Born in Norfolk, VA, July 10, 1966, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Elmo Hodges and Patty Jo Anne Spring.  A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday May 25, 2015 at the home place.  Surviving are her special friend Charles Wyant; two daughters, Joanne Marie Bailey of Washington, Abbigale Lane Farmer of Grifton; three brothers Jimmy Hodges and wife Lynn of Nags Head, Johnny Hodges and wife Norma of Engelhard, Jeff Hodges of Engelhard; three sisters, Sue Spring Gibbs and husband Allen of Engelhard, Beverly H. Gibbs and husband F.G. of Engelhard and Deborah H. Gibbs and husband Gene of Engelhard; three grandchildren, Kaia M. Bailey, Logan M. Bailey and Waylon C. Farmer.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Dixon Hodges.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

FARROW, Carl Graydon

ENGELHARD - Carl Graydon FARROW, (HMCA-Ret), 81, died February 13 in Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late James Cordon and Laura Frances Burrus Farrow. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1969 after serving 23 years as a chief hospital medical corpsman and seven years in the fleet reserve. He was a member of Engelhard United Methodist Church and attended Weaver College. Surviving are several cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Amity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gladys Williford, pastor, and Raffael Farrow, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 16, 1993)

Raleigh Christian Advocate - Wednesday, March 7, 1900; pg. 8

FARROW, Erma Gertrude

SWAN QUARTER - Erma Gertrude FARROW, 81, of Quarter Road, died Saturday, February 26 at Pungo District Hospital. Ms. Farrow was born in Hyde County on May 16, 1918, the daughter of the late Pelege Farrow and Hattie Green Farrow. She was a member of Jobe's Chapel Baptist Church. She attended Hyde County Schools. Survivors include two sisters: Ednora Farrow of Swan Quarter and Sophia White of Chocowinity. A funeral service was held Wednesday at Jobe's Chapel Baptist Church with John Chance, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Green Hill Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home in Washington. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 2, 2000; pg. 11A)

FARROW, Florida Belle Donnell

SWAN QUARTER - Belle, the Junoesque cook who for many years has been a fixture at O'Neal's Hotel in Swan Quarter, died Monday. She had a sudden heart attack. She had been in chatge of the kitchen back in the days when it was the Howard Inn, and with the sale of the hotel to new owners, she went along with it. She weighed 340 pounds and she was liked by everyone who visited the hotel. Florida Belle Donnell FARROW was 58 years and 20 days old on Monday, and at 7 a.m. she was taken with a shortness of breath and died before Pratt Williamson could get across the street with the Berry Ambulance Co. to take her to a doctor. She was born a Donnell but married a Farrow who has long ago since passed out of her life, but she left a daughter, Ernestine Farrow and a son, Harvey, both of Swan Quarter, and another son, James Edward of Washington, D.C.; and 3 grandchildren. Two brothers also survive, Eddie Donnell of Swan Quarter and Bennie of Norfolk; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral was a big one which was held from the Bryants Chapel Church at 1:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. J.A. Mackey of Lake Landing. Burial was in the Donnell Cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Friday, February 26, 1954; pg. 6)

FARROW, Hannah Jane Benston

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Hannah Jane Benston FARROW, 97, of Engelhard, died Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard, with the Rev. Robert Bland and Augustus Mann officiating. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery, Engelhard.  Mrs. Farrow was born in Hyde County on July 17, 1908. She was the daughter of the late Thaddeus and Sarah Murray Benston. She attended the Hyde County schools. She was married to Edward Columbus Farrow, who preceded her in death in January 1989. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Engelhard.  Survivors include two daughters, Rosa M. Farrow of Greenville and Florida L. Farrow of Engelhard; two sons, Leondus Farrow of Ayden and Otis L. Shaw of Engelhard; 26 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four sons, Edward Farrow Jr., David M. Farrow, Columbus E. Farrow and Robert A. Farrow; eight sisters, Delia Midgette, Sara Shelton, Rose Elsie Blount, Edna Gibbs, Ester Gibbs, Cora Gibbs, Luphemia Spruill and Florida Lucas and two brothers, Redman Benston and Hertford Benston.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, March 24, 2006)

FARROW, Hezekiah

Died near Louisburg, North Carolina on the 30th ult., Hezekiah FARROW, aged 45 years. (North State Whig - Wednesday, October 15, 1851; pg. 3; column 1) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

FARROW, Lauren Nicole

SWAN QUARTER - Lauren Nicole FARROW, ten-day old daughter of Donald Edward and Linda Clonts Farrow, long time residents of Swan Quarter and more recently of Elizabeth City, died October 7 in Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Scranton Christian Church. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery. Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Christy Farrow of the home; a brother, Eric Farrow, of the home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raffael B. Farrow of Route 1, Engelhard; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Sallie Reamey of Pamlico Beach; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ercell Gibbs of Route 1, Engelhard and Mrs. Dora Wright of Norfolk, Va. Visitation was set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter, and at other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raffael B. Farrow, Route 1, Engelhard. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 10, 1993)

FARROW, Lisa Ann

ENGELHARD - Lisa Ann FARROW, 30, died Wednesday, August 9. Lisa was born November 8, 1969 in Beaufort County, daughter of Janice Adams Farrow and the late Harvey M. Farrow. She attended and graduated from Mattamuskeet High School, Class of 1988, Swan Quarter. She did further studies at Hardbarger College in Raleigh. She was a Correctional Officer with the Hyde County Correction Center in Fairfield and was a fire fighter with Engelhard Fire and Rescue Department. She was a former certified nurses aide at Britthaven of Nags Head. Ms. Farrow was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Engelhard, member of the Sunday School and the Hyde County Baptist Association Mass Choir. Survivors in addition to her mother include two children: Curtis D. Moore and Asia J. Farrow of the home; three brothers: Harvey M. Farrow of Engelhard, Steve W. Farrow and Tony R. Farrow, both of Manteo; and grandfather, Royaton Adams of Engelhard. Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home in Washington. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 13, 2000; pg. 12A)


Although an Engelhard volunteer firefighter collapsed and later died after responding to a fire Wednesday, information released Thursday indicated her death was believed to stem from natural causes. Lisa A. Farrow, a member of the Engelhard Fire & Rescue Department, responded to a kitchen fire in the Hycienda Heights area. After Farrow collapsed, she was immediately treated and transported by Hyde County Rescue to Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, said Engelhard Fire Chief Tony Spencer. After receiving a preliminary report from the medical examiner on Thursday, Engelhard fire officials said the report indicated that Farrow died of acute hypoxia due to pulmonary edema. The report went on to say the cause is believed to be natural and not dramatically influenced by her fire scene activity. Farrow was an active member of the Engelhard Fire-Rescue Department, although only officially affiliated since last last year. She was a popular person in the community and was employed by the N.C. Dept. of Corrections, said Spencer. Farrow is being honored by several national fire service organizations and agencies. The N.C. Fallen Firefighters Foundation has initiated plans for a scholarship fund for Farrow's two children, ages 8 and 10. The Engelhard Fire & Rescue Dept. plans to establish a fund to assist the family with their expenses. Preliminary funeral arrangements have been made for 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13. Services will be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on Pleasant Grove Road in Engelhard. Burial will follow at Brown Memorial Cemetery on Goshen Back Road. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 13, 2000; pg. 14A)

FARROW, Maggie Miller

ENGELHARD - Maggie Miller FARROW, 94, a former resident of Engelhard and a patient at Cross Creek Health Care Center since 1994, died early Monday, August 27 at Cross Creek. Born in Hyde County on November 5, 1906, she was the daughter of the late William Benjamin and Claudia Farrow. She was a member of Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women for many years and was also a member of the Happy Hearts Club for many years. Surviving are a nephew, William B. "Billy" Farrow and wife Melba of Engelhard; a sister-in-law, Inez C. Spencer of Engelhard; a great-niece, Blair F. Beard and husband Jeff of Engelhard; and three great-great-nephews: Aaron Beard, Ethan Beard and Ian Job Beard, all of Engelhard. Miss Farrow was preceded in death by a brother, William Harvey Farrow. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the graveside in St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lake Landing. The Rev. Valerie Ballance and Steve Bryan will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 28, 2001; pg. 9A)

FARROW, Marilyn Gibbs

Marilyn Gibbs Farrow, 74, of 971 Great Ditch Road, Engelhard died Wednesday evening, February 3, 2010, at her home.  Born in Hyde County, May 18, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Wilton Atmore and Ercell Gibbs. She was married to Raffael B. Farrow, Sr. who survives. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Richard Smartnick, Dr. Sonny Furrow, Russell Smith and Doug A. Gibbs will officiate. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Surviving in addition to her husband of 56 years are three sons, Raffael B. Farrow, Jr. and wife, Beth of Grundy, VA, D. Edward Farrow and wife, Linda of Elizabeth City and Jeffrey S. Farrow and wife, Shirley of Engelhard; three daughters, Michelle Farrow Mobley and husband, Michael of Washington, Katherine Ann F. Blake, and husband, Matthew of Wilmington and Lynnette Farrow of Engelhard; a brother, Jesse Robert Gibbs and wife, Linda of Engelhard; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Mrs. Farrow was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lauren Nicole Farrow.  Friends may visit with the family at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Friday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.   (Washington Daily News - Friday, February 5, 2010)

FARROW, Martha H.
Raleigh Christian Advocate - Wednesday, August 2, 1876; pg. 3

FARROW, Mattie Delossia

NEW BERN - Mattie Delossia "Hattie" Farrow died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  Born in Hyde County, she was a member of United M.B. Church serving as an usher for many years. She was formerly employed at West Street School, Holiday Inn and McDaniel Rest Home.  Her memorial service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at United Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Linster Strayhorn officiating.  She is survived by her two sons, Sherroid Fagan Farrow of Lithonia, Ga., and Omar Farrow of New Bern; two daughters, Tiffenay Israel of Harvey, La. and Jamaica Nix of Aikens, S.C.; two brothers, Gerald Robinson of New Orleans, La., and Charlie Ward of Belhaven; three sisters, Hattie Mae Ward of Lithonia, Ga., Wanda Marie Ward of Belhaven and Annie Peartree of Pantego; and two grandchildren. Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal - Monday, March 5, 2012)

FARROW, Melba Elizabeth Warrick

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Melba Elizabeth Warrick FARROW, 67, of Engelhard, died Friday evening, Dec. 17, 2004, at her home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church with pastor Valerie Ballance, pastor Ken Davenport and Jean Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the St. George's Episcopal Church cemetery at Lake Landing.  Born in Johnston County on March 20, 1937, Mrs. Farrow was the daughter of Bessie Johnson Warrick and the late Luby Daniel Warrick. She graduated from high school, attended Campbell University and graduated from the Rex Hospital School of Nursing in Raleigh in 1959. She later married William B. Farrow and moved to Hyde County, where she worked as a nurse in the Hyde County Schools for several years before joining her husband in their family retail grocery business at Farrow's Red and White in Engelhard.  Mrs. Farrow was active in the Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church in the Nebraska community, serving as pianist and organist for nearly 35 years. In the last few years, she served as pianist and organist at the churches that made up the Mattamuskeet charge.  Mrs. Farrow was a 4-H leader for 10 years. She was active in the Hyde County Cancer Crusade. She also organized "Honker's Night," a fundraising event for the Hyde County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. She was actively involved in the work of the Engelhard Development Corporation, serving on the board of directors, was instrumental in developing a community playground and in paving the way for the new Engelhard Medical Center, which she had worked hard to see open before her death. She also served on the board of directors of the medical center.  Survivors include her husband, William B. Farrow; her mother, Bessie Johnson Warrick of the home; her daughter, Blair F. Beard and husband Jeffrey of Engelhard; her sister-in-law, Sue U. Warrick of Clayton; three grandsons, William Aaron Beard, Ethan Allen Beard and Ian Jobe Beard; her niece, Kelly W. Brinson of New Bern; and her nephew, Todd Warrick of Wake Forest.  Mrs. Farrow was preceded in death by her brother, William Daniel Warrick; and an infant sister.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, December 19, 2004)

FARROW, William Benjamin

William Benjamin (Mr. Billy) Farrow, 77, of 31466 U.S Highway 264, Engelhard, died 264, Engelhard, died Monday, October 21, 2013, at Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, where he had been a patient recently.  Born in the Last Chance Community of Hyde County, October 10, 1936, he was the son of the late William Harvey and Mary Inez Cuthrell Farrow. He was married to the former Melba Elizabeth Warrick on December 12, 1958.  She preceded him in death.  A graduate of N. C. State University College of Agricultural Engineering, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Crop Science in 1958. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He opened Farrow’s Red and White Grocery Store in Engelhard in 1960.  He was a mason and a member of Atlantic Lodge #294 AF&AM, a lifetime member of Watson’s Chapel United Methodist Church and served on the Board of Directors of the Engelhard Medical Center from it’s inception.  Billy enjoyed being a small business owner in Hyde County and working with his wife and best friend Melba. Billy enjoyed serving the public and  loved being out in the community among Hyde County people. He had a special bond with his grandchildren and always shared an unconditional love with his family.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Watson’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  Pastor Jerald Craddock will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. George’s Episcopal Church Cemetery at Lake Landing.  Surviving are his daughter, Blair Farrow Beard and husband, Jeff of Jonestown, PA; his three grandsons, William Aaron Beard, Ethan Allen Beard and Ian Job Beard.  The family will receive friends on Thursday evening between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

FARROW, Wilson T. [Tilmon]
North Carolina Christian Advocate (Greensboro, NC) - Thursday, March 9, 1916; pg. 12
Submitted by Lillian Masch

FAUX, infant

HYDE COUNTY CHIPS - One of the twin babies of Mr. and Mrs. Ira FAUX was buried yesterday. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, November 9, 1893; pg. 3; column 4) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

FERGUSON, Duncan Lowell

HYDE COUNTY - Duncan Lowell FERGUSON, 46, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died early Tuesday morning, June 30, 1998, after a long illness. Mr. Ferguson was born September 17, 1951, in Yokosuka, Japan, son of Peter and Jean Ferguson. Along with his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Peter S. Ferguson of Fremont, Calif., Bruce P. Ferguson of Nags Head, Charles D. Ferguson of San Diego, Calif.; one niece; and two nephews. Memorial services will be held in Newton, Mass., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), at 309 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 121, Raleigh, N.C. 27609. Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, July 1, 1998; pg. 9B)

FEREBEE, Eva Mae Murray

Mrs. Eva Mae Murray Ferebee, 70, of 11055 Piney Woods Road, Fairfield, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Star of Zion Church of Christ with Elder Thomas Jennette officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Community Cemetery at Fairfield.  Mrs. Ferebee was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Hyde County. She was the daughter of the late Mary S. Murray and the late Pollis Murray. She was a housewife. She was married to George Ferebee who survives.  Survivors include two sons, Earl N. Ferebee of Baltimore, Md., and William L. Ferebee of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Eva M. Williams and Tara G. Ferebee, both of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Jerry Harris of Raleigh; one sister, Mary Harris of Swan Quarter; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, October 20, 2006)

FERRIS, Matthew J.
The Coastland Times - Friday,
May 6, 1966; pg. 8

FICK, Dale Sadler Gibbs

Dale Sadler Gibbs Fick, 72, of Corapeake in Gates County, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter following a long illness.  Born in Lake Landing, Hyde County, N. C., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Frank and Irene Pugh Sadler. She was first married to Arthur Bell Gibbs who preceded her in death, then later married William H. Fick who also preceded her in death.  She worked as a clerk in the former Navy Yard Credit Union, Portsmouth, Va., now known as Northern Star Credit Union.  She was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Va.  Dale loved God, and was devoted to her family.  She was an excellent seamstress and loved to travel.  Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the Gibbs Family Plot in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter, N. C.  Dr. Ira (Sonny) Furrow and Jorge Antezana will officiate.  Surviving are her daughters, Laura Smith and husband, Gil of Windsor, VA and Carol Antezana and husband “Coco” of Corapeake; two step-sons, William (Bill) Fick and wife, Virginia and Thomas Fick and wife, Jenny, all of Virginia; brothers, Joe Frank Sadler and Reid Gregory Sadler of Swan Quarter; sisters, Kerry S. Carawan of Swan Quarter and Lana S. Blake of Newport News, VA; grandchildren, Amanda Smith, Kelsey Smith, Gabriela Antezana, Samuel Antezana and wife, Faye and Matthew Antezana.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Home)

FISHER, Albert
New Berne Weekly Journal - Thursday, September 18, 1884; pg. 3

FISHER, Clara Elizabeth Harris Manning

Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Fisher, age 79, died in the Beaufort County Hospital, Washington, Friday night following a critical illness of several hours. She was born at Swan Quarter on April 16, 1880, daughter of the late Robert and Mary Elizabeth Midyette Harris. She was first married in 1897 to William Allen Manning who died in 1908. She was married in December 1913 to Ernest S. Fisher, who preceded her in death in 1949. "Miss Lizzie", as she was affectionately known, lived most of her married life in Sladesville, N.C. and was a member of the Sladesville Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. L.C. Perry of Washington; three sons: Jeffrey Fisher of Washington, Bernie A. Manning of Princess Anne, Va. and William A. Manning of Charleston, S.C.; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. Tim Carawan, Mrs. Archie Baum and Mrs. Jerome Jarvis, of Swan Quarter; and two brothers: Robert Harris of Swan Quarter and Walter Harris of Durham. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3:00 in the chapel of the Oden Funeral Home with Dr. Raymond L. Alexander officiating. Burial followed in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, July 10, 1959; pg. 6)

FISHER, James Robinson

HYDE COUNTY - James Robinson FISHER, 82, died in Riverside-Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester County, Va. on December 12. Born in Hyde County on October 8, 1918, he was the son of the late Samuel and Annie Young Fisher. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are three sisters: Jenny Mann Simpson, Clara Fisher Stafford and Elizabeth Fisher Jones; two nieces: Anita Fisher Fletcher and Ann Stafford McCann; five nephews: Max Fisher, Thomas Jones, Michael Jones, Philip Stafford and John Stafford. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14 at Amity United Methodist Church at Lake Landing. 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 - Thursday, December 14, 2000; pg. 10A)


SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. M.G. FISHER, 81, of Swan Quarter, died February 9th, and was laid to rest in the Soule's Cemetery. She was as ardent member of the Soule's Methodist Church. She will be greatly missed by a host of relatives and friends. Surviving are her husband; two sons: U.B. Fisher of Swan Quarter and A.G. Fisher of Columbia, S.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Henry Jones of Fairfield; and one brother, G.C. Swindell. (Unknown newspaper - 1934) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md.]

[In Memory Of states Virginia Hester Fisher was born May 24, 1852 and died February 9, 1934. She was the daughter of John Bell Swindell and Polly Ann Farrow and the wife of Major Graham Fisher.]

FISHER, Morgan M.

LAKE LANDING - Funeral services were held at Amity Methodist Church at 10:00 Friday, June 7, for Morgan M. FISHER, 87, of Lake Landing. He was the husband of Jennie Mann Fisher. Services were conducted by Rev. R.R. Grant, a former pastor. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Anna M. Credle and Mrs. L.J. Weston; and one son, S.M. Fisher. (The Dare County Times - Friday, June 28, 1940; Section 3; pg. 4)

FISHER, Sally Dixon

ENGELHARD - Sally Dixon FISHER, 74, of Lake Landing, died February 7 at her home. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Fronie Ellen Kenny Midgett. She was the widow of Sherrille Edison Fisher. She was educated in Hyde County schools and was a graduate of the former Lake Landing School and attended Hardbarger Business School in Raleigh. She retired as a secretary at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge after 25 years service. She was a member of the Amity Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Anita Fletcher of Ocracoke; a sister, Bernice Temple Midgett of Kinston; a half-sister, Cebie Midgett Hubbard of Panama City, Florida; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday in the Amity Methodist Church with the Rev. Glen Hancock, pastor, and the Rev. Wilbur Ormond, a former pastor, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter was in charge. (The Coastland Times - February 11, 1990)

FISHER, Timothy

Mr. Timothy FISHER, about 75 or 80 years old, died near Sladesville Sunday and was buried on Tuesday. He leaves several children and grandchildren. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, January 30, 1896; pg. 3; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

FISHER, Virginia Hester Swindell [May 24, 1852 - Feb. 9, 1934; wife of Major Graham Fisher]
Lizzie Bonner Scrapbook owned by F. Thomas Carmine, Jr.

Hyde County Messenger - February 1934

FLANNAGAN, William Henry

OCRACOKE - William Henry FLANNAGAN, age 70, died at his home in Ocracoke on Friday night, March 6, and was buried in the Styron Cemetery on Saturday, March 7. Rev. Ernest Powlesland officiated. Mr. Flannagan came to Ocracoke to live last summer, purchasing a home here with the idea of retirement. He was born in Liverpool, England, coming to this country as a youth. He served for years in the Merchant Marines. (The Coastland Times - Friday, March 13, 1953; pg. 4)

FLEISCHER, Phoebe Wisner Jennette

Phoebe Wisner Jennette Fleischer, age 92, died September 21, 2009. She was born in Engelhard, North Carolina on October 17, 1916,  daughter of the late Maria Theodosia Davis and Robert Lee Jennette.  Mrs Fleischer was preceded in death by her husband, Walter James Fleischer; one sister, Eleen Louise Broach and three brothers, Willie Lee, Benjamin Franklin and Robert Chandler Jennette.  Surviving are two daughters, Muriel Poirier of Vermont and Doris and husband Charles Turner of Hicksville NY.  She had six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  Also two nieces, Alma Rambo and Marie Bozzello. Her faith and love of people sustained her throughout her life.  She will be greatly missed but forever treasured.  Written by Muriel Fleischer Poirier and submitted by Gayle Riddick.

Those of you who knew and loved my mother know how special she was. She bought joy and love to all she met with her attitude of gratitude, her positive and non-complaining outlook on life: along with her beautiful smile. Her favorite bible verse was Mathew 7;12, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I thought where do I begin to tell you about my mother so I decided to tell you how her many roles in her life impacted on the woman she was. As a daughter, she was the youngest of eleven children born on a farm in Engelhard, North Carolina almost 93 years ago.  Three brothers and one sister lived to maturity. Her mother, Maria Theodosia, who had a deep abiding faith in God, was loved and referred by her children and friends as a saint. It was her mother who taught her how to pray, to trust and love God. It was a lesson my mother never forgot. Mom prayed every morning and knelt by her bed at night to pray. So when she said she would pray for you it happened.  We were convinced she had a direct line to God. As a child, her best friend Earline Jones remained her friend until 1993 when Earline went to heaven to wait for my mother. Her wait is over.  If Earline's mother, Miss Ella, would not let her come out to play, my mother would take chewing tobacco from the general store that her parents owned to bribe Miss Ella. It usually worked. In all the years they were friends they only had one fight. It was over a boy in school they both liked. As a sister, at age seventeen, she went to live with sister Louise and brother-in-law Al. They lived in Jackson Heights, New York in Queens.  Each of the siblings before her had come to New York to live with Aunt Louise until they could find jobs and find a place of their own.  There was very little money but lots of love and caring for one another. Mom worked in Horn and Hardart automat. One of the first fast food restaurants. Part of it is now in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. According to her niece, Alma, Mom was pretty and vivacious so received many boxes of candy from her admirers. Alma would take them to school which made her popular with her classmates. The friends she made there, "Aunt" Kitty, Catherine, Tessie and Lillian remained friends for life. As a wife, she lived her marriage vows, which was not always easy to do. My father was a New Yorker who had never been on a farm. For their honeymoon they went to North Carolina to stay with her friend Earline and husband Cecil. Their first morning there they woke up to see a calf with his head sticking in the open bedroom window. My father jumped out of bed yelling, "What's that?" He had never seen a calf before. My mother enjoyed laughingly telling that story many times. As a mother, my sister Doris and I knew we were loved and cared for. When we heard her say, "When I say no I mean no." we knew there would be no more discussion about us being able to do something she did not want us to do. When we would ask her who her favorite was, she always said that she had no favorite and what she did for one she did for the other. As a result when she went shopping on Steinway with Mrs. Pugliese and Kitty, Doris and I would get the same teapot, towels etc. When I came to see her a few weeks ago and told her that her favorite daughter was here she smiled at me and said that she had no favorite.  She poured so much of her life into us. She taught us to pray, rely on God and thank God for His blessings to us.  This was just like her mother taught her.  She took us to this church when I was five. Doris and I went to Sunday School, Methodist Youth Fellowship, sang in the choir and had our Girl Scout meetings there. I  still love looking at the beautiful stained glass windows. Each one telling a story about Jesus. She was a member for sixty five years. She was also a member of the Salvation Army and the Women's Home League for fifty three years. She, by her example, taught us to be independent, responsible adults and to have God as our most influential friend. Once when I told her something I had done that I was so ashamed and guilty about, she hugged me and said, "At least you are doing something about it."  She was always there for me with her unconditional love. I have lost my cheerleader. As a grandmother, there was a special bond with them. When they were little she would take them on their birthdays to do and get them what ever they wanted. She would pin their name, address and phone number inside their clothes in case they got lost. Of course they never did.  She looked forward to Jimmy calling her every Sunday and he did. Again, she had no favorites. When our families became blended she became Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma to all the newly acquired members. She would say that she did not have a son-in-law but a son who was one in a million.  Charlie and her would banter back and forth. It was fun to listen to them. She always had the answers. The great-grandchildren called her Sugar. Her laughter and beautiful smile when she saw them was contagious and the fun would begin. Mom loved the celebrations.  Sitting on Santa's lap at Christmas, birthdays, weddings, christenings, communions, confirmations and whatever party was going on she was there. As a friend, her door was always open. When you came in the tea kettle went on and something good to eat was put on the table.  She always had time for her friends.  We found three address books.  Everyone got birthday cards. The adults got a book of stamps inside. Her friend Isabel said she could never forget her birthday because she would get a card from my mother. When the doctors at the hospital told her she had cancer and only a few months to live, they looked very glum.  She smiled at them and said she was in God's hands and He would take care of her. They said they also would take care of her. Her reply was that God gave them the wisdom to know what to do for her. She then opened her arms and asked for a hug .She said, "God bless you and your families." They left smiling. While at Hospice the women from the Salvation Army Home League came to visit on one of my mother's last good days. They prayed, sang songs and played Bingo. What a gift they gave my mother. I know without a doubt I will be with my mother again in Heaven. There we will have eternal life together. Till then she will always be in my heart.

A blog posted by Janet: (excerpt)
This morning I attended a funeral for a lovely woman of 93.  Her name was Phoebe Fleisher and she's my second cousin's mother-in-law.  I didn't know her, but I know Phoebe's daughter Doris and she's a sweetheart of a person.  The funeral was a celebration of this woman's dynamic life.  Phoebe served for 50 years in the Salvation Army here in New York City.  She served at her church on Sundays and throughout the year for special events.  Friends spoke at the service and said Phoebe  never forgot their birthdays and always had the card in the mail early (enclosing a book of U.S. stamps as a gift).  She raised two fabulous daughters and many grandchildren.  She enjoyed life and always offered a hand to a neighbor in need.  One woman at the service had by chance moved into Phoebe's building years ago... and it was a blessing to this woman because she said she desperately needed a stranger's kindness and Phoebe offered it generously. 

As I walked home from the funeral this morning,  I thought about Phoebe.  And, I thought about my own life.  I shouldn't feel guilty if I take time away from writing to visit a friend, or attend a party, or meet a relative for a Broadway show.  That's what life is all about -- connecting, sharing and loving.  That's not to say we get to skip our work commitment, but we can't become so self-absorbed to lose precious times and days with our loved ones and friends.  Our characters are fictional -- our family and friends are real. 

I think we become better writers by being out in the world as well as parked at our desks.

Thanks, Phoebe, for that reminder.

FLEMING, Virginia Wright Gibbs

Virginia Wright Gibbs Fleming, 91, of 124 Rosebud Ave., Elizabeth City, NC, died Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born January 5, 1920 in Engelhard, NC to the late William Osborne Gibbs and Lucy Wright Gibbs and was the devoted wife of the late Frederick Vance Fleming.  Mrs. Fleming was a member of The First Baptist Church and the Lion’s Auxiliary.  She was a graduate of the Elizabeth City Public Schools System and Pineland College.  Survivors include her sons, Bill Fleming of Charlotte, NC and Art Simmons of Elizabeth City, NC; six grandchildren, Steve Simmons, Patrick Simmons, Beth Wyatt, Nick Simmons, Kirsten Smith, and Sam Fleming; twelve great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.  Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother who helped raise her, Hilda K. Gibbs and her sister, Vivian Speer.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.  in Old Hollywood Cemetery with Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Fleming family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

FLETCHER, Eugenia Mincey

Eugenia “Jean” Mincey Fletcher, 78, of Ocracoke Island and formerly of Swan Quarter and Greenville, died Friday, January 24, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. She was born in Durham County, November 25, 1935 and grew up in Orange County near the community of Schley. She was the daughter of the late Charles M.  and  Sally Dixon Mincey  She graduated from the former Women’s College in Greensboro with a BA degree in English and her Masters in Education with specialty in Guidance.  She retired from a career as an educator after 30 years of service, having served in Greenville City Schools, Pitt Community College, Hyde County Schools and UNC Hospital.  She retired to Ocracoke where she operated Eugenias’s Bed and Breakfast for seven years.  Jean enjoyed the last few years on Ocracoke reading and petting her lap dogs.  She was continually called upon for counseling even beyond retirement. She was a member of the North Carolina Education Association of Educators, Delta Kappa Gamma and The Friends of Joyner Library at East Carolina University.  Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m Monday at St. George’s Episcopal Church at Lake Landing.  The Rev. James Lupton will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Her family includes her husband, John S. Fletcher II; two sons, J. D. Fletcher and wife, Dawn of Greenville and Donald Hay Fletcher and wife, Susan of Charleston SC; a brother, Charles N. Mincey and wife Wanda of Schley NC; three grandchildren, Madison Fletcher, John Stuart Fletcher and Charles Dixon Fletcher.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter on Sunday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.  (Bryan Funeral Home)


SWAN QUARTER ITEMS - Mr. Henry FLETCHER of Hyde County died at his home at Middleton last week (no date given). (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, May 24, 1894; pg. 3; column 4) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III)

FLOWERS, Arlie Gibbs

Arlie Gibbs Flowers, 92, of 51 Cooper Lane, Engelhard, died early Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at her home.  Born in Hyde County, June 1, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Johnnie T. and Cora Ross Gibbs. Following her mother’s death during her childhood, her father remarried to the former Nancy Williams who was an important part of her rearing. She was married to Ronald D. Flowers who preceded her in death. She was a member of Engelhard Christian Church where she was active in the Church Women’s Fellowship through the years.  She also enjoyed time delivering meals to shut-ins in the Engelhard community. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery. Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Surviving are three sons, Harold Flowers and wife, Kathryn of Manteo, Charlie T. Flowers and wife, Linda of Engelhard and Michael D. Flowers of Manteo; a sister, Colleen G. Cahoon of Engelhard; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Atha Gibbs and two sisters, Louise Weatherly and Darkis Fisher. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, November 20, 2013)


SWAN QUARTER - Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie FLOWERS were held from Calvary Presbyterian Church near Swan Quarter Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock with James McKinney, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Soule Cemetery. Mrs. Flowers died at 5 o'clock Monday morning at her home. She was 76 years old. Mrs. Flowers was a native of the Aurora section of Beaufort County. She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband [not named]; three sons: Harvey and Lee of the home and Miller Flowers of Belhaven; four daughters: Mrs. Carl Crumpler of Pantego, Mrs. Lewis Johnson of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Leslie Moore of Belhaven and Mrs. Lee Sawyer of Scranton; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. (The Coastland Times - Friday, December 18, 1953; pg. 4)

FLOWERS, Charlie Tycious

Charlie Tycious Flowers, 69, of 35236 Hwy 264, Engelhard, died, Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Vidant Greenville Hospital after a short illness.  Born in Beaufort County, NC on February 24, 1948, he was the son of the late Ronald and Arlie Gibbs Flowers. He was married to the former Linda Clayton who survives.  He remained a native of Hyde County all his life. Charlie graduated from Mattamuskeet High School in 1967 and Wilson Technical College in 1969. His love in high school was basketball which he played all four years.  Funeral services will be held Monday July 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery. Pastor Jerald Craddock and Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are his three children; Donna F. Eakes and husband Jay of Engelhard, Charlie “Ty” Flowers, Jr. and wife Taylor of Cape Carteret and Jillian Berry of Greenville; five grandchildren; Brooke, Matthew and Zac Eakes and Tenley and Jack-Ryker Flowers and a brother, Harold Lee Flowers and wife Kathryn of Manteo.  He was preceded in death by a brother Michael D. Flowers.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter and other times at the home of his daughter, Donna Eakes, 256 Lazy Lane, Engelhard, NC.  (Bryan Funeral Home)

FLOWERS, Christopher Harvey
Raleigh Christian Advocate - Thursday, Jan. 9, 1908; pg. 12

FLOWERS, Capt. John

HYDE COUNTY - A double homicide occurred in Swan Quarter in Hyde County on Saturday. Capt. McKinney and a Negro had a disturbance and the Negro fired five shots from a revolver at the Capt. The Negro then attacked Capt. John FLOWERS who was on board. Flowers shot the Negro through the breast, the Negro then shot Flowers through the head. Both men were fatally wounded and soon died. (The Economist (Elizabeth City) - Friday, April 20, 1900)

FLOWERS, Kathleen Midyette

Kathleen Midyette Flowers, 82, of 285 Sladesville Road, Scranton died Sunday, February 4, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital. Born in Hyde County, March 26, 1924, she was the daughter of the late John Samuel and Ludie Mason Midyette. She was married in 1948 to Travis W. Flowers who served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a Japanese POW in the Phillipines. He preceded her in death in 1988. She was a former clerk at the former R. G. Richards Store in Sladesville and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church where she was also active in the Baptist Women’s Group. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Jonathan Witt, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra F. Sawyer and her husband, Harry of Sladesville; two special “adopted” daughters, Leah Gibbs and her husband, Ray of Scranton and Carolyn Hopkins and her husband, Murphy of Pamlico Beach; a sister, Connie M. Cuthrell of Washington; two grandchildren, Anthony R. Sawyer of Sladesville and Staci A. Sawyer of Raleigh; her very dear friend Mrs. Myrtle Sawyer and the Harry Sawyer Family. She was also preceded in death by two infant grandchildren; two sisters, Carmen M. Swindell and Cora M. Whitehurst; four brothers, Cyril Midyette, Floyd Midyette, Bill Midyette and Vernon Midyette. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter on Monday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, February 5, 2007)

FLOWERS, Lantha Sawyer

Lantha Sawyer Flowers, loving wife, mother, Nana, and friend, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2008 at the age of 82. Lantha was preceded in death by her husband, Max Flowers, daughter, Cynthia Flowers Zidlicky and son-in law, James A. Calise. She leaves behind a daughter, Jill Flowers Calise and grandchildren, Matthew James Calise and Jill Zidlicky Kellum (Rusty). She also leaves behind a loving "son", James H. Zidlicky.  Nana, as named by her oldest granddaughter, Jill Anne, loved spending time with her great-grandchildren, Kody, Cynthia, and Kale Kellum. The daughter of Leon and Lemmon Sawyer, Lantha was born March 23, 1925, in Swan Quarter, North Carolina.  She grew up in North Carolina surrounded by 3 brothers and a sister in a large, close-knit family. She grew to be a lovely, strong-willed woman with a very genteel spirit. Lantha married Max in 1946 and after his service in the Navy, settled in Jacksonville to raise their family. Lantha formed close and lasting friendships in her neighborhood that she sustained throughout her life. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 11:00 am at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Garden of the Good Shepard, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL. Family and friends will visit at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Monday, February 25, 2008 from 5 until 7 pm.  (The Florida Times-Union - Sunday, February 24, 2008)

FLOWERS, Mattie Bridgman

SWAN QUARTER - Mattie Bridgman FLOWERS, 93, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Sunday, July 9 at Cross Creek. Born in Swan Quarter on February 6, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Gatlin and Ruth Overton Bridgman. She was the widow of Harvey Flowers with whom she operated the former Bridgman Store for many years. She was a member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years until her health failed. Surviving are a niece, Justine P. Linville of Winston-Salem; and two nephews: Maurice Bridgman of Homestead, Fla. and Marion Bridgman and wife Virginia of Columbia, who were caregivers. Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Steve Bryan will officiate. Family and friends will gather at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Tuesday evening, 7-8:30 p.m. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 11, 2000; pg. 9A)


Max D. FLOWERS, age 79 of Jacksonville, FL passed away March 8, 2000. He was born June 17, 1920 in Scranton, NC the son of C.A. and Mary E. Flowers. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years distinguished and decorated service, later retiring from civil service at NAS Jacksonville. His memberships include the Wesconnett Lodge #297 F.& A.M. and the Fleet Reserve Branch #126. Surviving are his wife of 53 years Lantha Flowers; daughter Jill Flowers Calise; grandchildren Jill Ann Zidlicky Kellum and Matthew James Calise; great grandson Kody Lee Kellum. He was predeceased by his daughter Cindy Flowers who died in 1995. Funeral services in celebration of his life will be held 1:00 PM Friday March 10, 2000 (today) from the graveside at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, 111 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park with Chaplain Jan P. Werson, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to may make contributions to the Navy Marine Relief Society, P.O. Box 48 NAS, Jacksonville, FL 32212-0048 in memory of Max.  (Florida Times-Union - Friday, March 10, 2000) [ Kindly submitted by Ann Sawyer Williams]

FLOWERS, Ronald Dee

ENGELHARD - Ronald Dee FLOWERS, 79, died Saturday, January 19 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Pamlico County on March 8, 1922, he was the son of the late Charlie and Etha Flowers. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked as a farmer with C. Gilbert Gibbs Farms until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Arlie Gibbs Flowers; three sons: Harold L. Flowers and Charlie T. Flowers, both of Engelhard, and Michael D. Flowers of Manteo; two brothers: Grady Flowers of Murfreesboro and Howard Flowers of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a sister, Annie F. Goodwin of Lowland; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Bill Flowers and Lionel Flowers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery. Scott Sukeforth and Steve Bryan will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 22, 2002; pg. 3A)

FLOYD, Phillip Jerome

FAIRFIELD - Phillip Jerome FLOYD, 17, of Fairfield died March 21 at his home. Floyd, a native of St. Augustine, Fla., was the son of Charles and Rosa Floyd of Fairfield. Surviving in addition to his parents are three brothers: Maurice Floyd, Charles Floyd and Daron Floyd, all of Fairfield. Funeral services were held Saturday. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 31, 1992)

FONVILLE, Helen Howard

Mrs. Helen Howard Fonville of Maryland, formerly of Engelhard, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, in Maryland.  A funeral service will be conducted 4 :30 p.m. today at Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Cox Cemetery.  Mrs. Fonville is survived by one daughter, Kendra Fonville of New York; one granddaughter, Aniyah Tripp of New York; her mother, Novella Howard of New York; and one brother, Eugene Howard of Maryland.  Arrangements are by Whitfield and Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, October 26, 2008)

FONVILLE, Linda Marie

ENGELHARD - Linda Marie FONVILLE, 40, Rt. 1, died May 12 in a hospital. She was a native of Engelhard and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, Cory Fonville of Engelhard; two sisters: Mabel Burrus, also of Engelhard and Mary Agrus of Farmville. Funeral services were scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Anthony to officiate and burial to follow in Brown Cemetery. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 17, 1992)


CHESAPEAKE - Mildred FONVILLE of the 700 block of W. 27th St., a launderer, died Dec. 28, 1992, in Williamsburg Hospital. A native of Swan Quarter, N.C., she was employed with National Linen Service. Survivors include one son, Carlton Fonville of Norfolk; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Alexander and Mrs. Hazel McKinney, both of Norfolk; two brothers, Seymour Fonville of Norfolk and Jack fonville of Pawtucket, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Guns. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The family will assemble at the residence at noon for the processional. Viewing will begin at 4 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. (Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, December 31, 1992; pg. 2D)

FONVILLE, Plymouth

SWAN QUARTER - Plymouth "Buster" FONVILLE, 86, a longtime resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Monday, February 10 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Hyde County, he was the son of the late Rufus and Ethel Peterson Fonville.  He was a retired farmer and was a member of Old Richmond Baptist Church.  He was married to Etta Gibbs Fonville who died Feb. 11, 1990.  Surviving are two daughters: Mable F. Burrus and Mary A. Fonville, both of Engelhard; a brother, Richard Fonville of Swan Quarter; a sister, Ethel Whitaker and husband Warren of Swan Quarter; two grandchildren: Merrondell Burrus, Jr. and wife Rosa of Greenville and Cory Tyrone Fonville and wife Myra Lynn of Engelhard; four great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Addie B. Gibbs and Della Mae Gibbs, both of Engelhard; and two brothers-in-law: Otis Gibbs abd Columbus Gibbs, both of Cambridge, Md.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Fonville was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Marie Fonville; a son-in-law, Merrondell Burrus; a grandson, Darren Shawn Burrus; two sisters: Erma Blount and Clydia Selby; and three brothers: Cecil Fonville, Willie Fonville and Rufus Fonville.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the family plot in Green Hill Cemetery.  Scott Sukeforth and Steve Bryan will officiate.  Bryan Funeral Service is serving the Fonville family.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 13, 2003; pg. 10A)


SWAN QUARTER - Mr. Richard FONVILLE, a patient at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at Cross Creek Health Care Center. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Ethel Whitaker, 590 Mapletown Lane, Swan Quarter. Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, August 11, 2003

Mr. Richard Glen FONVILLE, 75, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at Cross Creek Health Care Center. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Greater Piney Grove Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Swan Quarter, with Elder Willie Werts officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Swan Quarter. Mr. Fonville was born in Hyde County on Nov. 21, 1927. He was the son of the late Beadie Peterson Fonville and Rufus Fonville. He attended the Hyde County schools. He was first a member of Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter. Later, he joined Greater Piney Grove Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Swan Quarter. Survivors include one sister, Ethel Fonville Whitaker of Swan Quarter. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, 590 Mapletown Lane, Swan Quarter. Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, August 13, 2003)

FOREHAND, Nell Virginia Gibbs

CHESAPEAKE - Nell Virginia FOREHAND, 93, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Middleton, N.C., Nov. 25, 1917 and was the daughter of the late Huron A. and Lyde Isabell Gibbs. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Major Forehand and two brothers and three sisters.  Nell retired as an associate from J.C. Penney after more than 20 years of service. She was a member of Burrows Memorial Baptist Church and former member of Landsdale Baptist Church. She was also a member of Patterson's Womans Club. Survivors include her two daughters, Carol Dominici and husband Charles, Patricia Jones and fiance' Joel Ashby; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elwanda Outlaw, all of Chesapeake.  The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. Pastor Don Harris and Pastor James Womble will officiate. The viewing will begin Monday with the family receiving friends from noon to 1 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, October 22, 2011)

FOREMAN, Evy Lee Spencer

Evy Lee Spencer Foreman, 91, of 218 North Cambridge St., Hubert, NC, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville.  Born in Hyde County, November 22, 1923, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Virginia Sawyer Spencer. She was married to Alpheus Burton Foreman, Jr., who preceded her death.  She devoted her life to her daughter and to the care of others.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm., Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Bryan Funeral Service Swan Quarter. Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow at the family plot in the Spencer family cemetery.  Surviving is a daughter, Sharon D. Foreman of Hubert, NC.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a brother Woodrow Spencer; two sisters, Elizabeth Berry and Alice Cooke.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

FORTESCUE, Clarence Jewell

CHESAPEAKE - Clarence Jewell FORTESCUE, 64, of 1111Park Ave, the husband of Mrs. Maude Harrell Fortescue, died Sunday night in his home.  A native of Hyde county, N.C., he lived in the South Norfolk area 45 years.  He was a retired ocean engineer with the Maritime Commission.  His parents were Charlie E. and Mrs. Endora Lupton Fortescue.  He was a member of Oakdale Odd Fellows Lodge 70, South Norfolk and Marine Engineers Beneficial Association 11.  Besides his widow, surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary F. Bristow and Mrs. Aleece F. Coley and his stepmother, Mrs. Sallie Watson Fortescue, all of Portsmouth.   A funeral service will be conducted in Graham Funeral Home today at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Frank Hughes Jr. of South Norfolk Baptist Church. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, February 1, 1966)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Pat Richard.]

FORTESCUE, Florence Louise
Raleigh Christian Advocate - Thursday, November 21, 1907; pg. 12

(The North-Carolina Gazette (New Bern, NC) - Saturday, March 25, 1797; pg. 4)


Lucy Hope Fortescue, 52, of the Sladesville Community in Hyde County died Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at the home of her parents.  Born November 29, 1955 in Beaufort County, she was the daughter of Frank Wahab Fortescue, Jr. and Edna Earl Pittman Fortescue, who survive. She was a graduate of St. Andrews College in Laurinburg where she received her degree in History and a minor in Social Work. She later attended East Carolina University. She worked for a number of years as a paralegal with the Law Firm of Dixon, ’Doub & Duffus She later worked with the County of Pitt for a number of years and then spent some time working in geriatric care with the Hyde County Department of Social Services. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and served as pianist in her early years.  A funeral service will be held at the graveside in Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery at 2 p. m. on Friday.. Steve Bryan. Lay Speaker will officiate.  Surviving in addition to her parents are two sisters, Laura F. Willis and husband, Rocky of Sladesville and Dottie L. Fortescue of Sladesville. Two nephews, Nick Klapp and wife, Nikki and Vincent B. Berry II all of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service and other times at her parent‘s home, 865 Sladesville Road, Scranton, N.C. 27875,  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service.  (Bryan Funeral Service)


Was drowned on Monday the 8th inst., in attempting to cross Pungo River in a canoe which was upset by the violence of the wind, Mr. William FORTESCUE and two of the Miss BALEY's (sic) all of Hyde, and a Miss GYRKIN of Roanoke who was in Hyde on a visit. (American Recorder - Friday, April 19, 1816; pg. 3, column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

FORTESCUE, William Windley

Mr. William Windley Fortescue, 74, loving husband, father and grandfather, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 2, 2008, at Forsyth Medical Center.  Mr. Fortescue was born in Hyde County on September 23, 1933, to the late Frank Wahab and Sallye Swindell Fortescue. He was a graduate of Western Carolina University and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Mr. Fortescue was a faithful member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church, where he served in many capacities and especially loved singing in the choir.  He is survived by his loving wife, Dee Anne Mitchell Fortescue of the home; a daughter, Jackie F. Biesecker and husband, Bob, of Lexington; two sons, Scott Fortescue of Advance and Mitch Fortescue and wife, Jessica, of New Bern; seven grandchildren, Lee and Sarah Fortescue, Hannah, Robert and Will Biesecker and Ty and Frank Fortescue; a sister, Ann Davis and husband, Rodney, of Raleigh; two brothers, Frank W. Fortescue Jr. and wife, Edna, of Hyde County and Jimmy Fortescue and wife, Elvira, of Washington, N.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sylvia Wilhelm officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Mr. Fortescue loved his family and they will miss him dearly.  (The Sun Journal - Thursday, February 7, 2008)

FORTESCUE, Zachariah Thomas

GREAT CITIZEN OF HYDE COUNTY DIES IN TENNESSEE - Zachariah Thomas FORTESCUE died Tuesday, March 22nd at the age of 86, while on a visit to the home of a son in Alcoa, Tennessee. He was long a leading merchant and farmer of Sladesville, Hyde County and the head of a large family of prominent and successful children. He was stricken by a heart attack while on a visit of several weeks. His wife, Lucy Perry Fortescue, preceded him in death in November 1951. He was the son of the late John E. and Nancy Gibbs Fortescue. He was born in Currituck Township on September 30, 1868. He was a member of Epworth Methodist Church at Sladesville. He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Harvey Credle of Sladesville and Mrs. Robert E. Lee Greene of Gainsville, Florida; five sons: Dr. W.N. Fortescue of Hendersonville, Hugh Fortescue of Washington, John Elliott Fortescue of Alcoa, Tennessee, Z.T. Fortescue, Jr. of Port Arthur, Texas, and Frank W. Fortescue of Scranton. He had 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Rev. A.H. Stone conducted the funeral Friday at 2 p.m. at Epworth Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 1, 1955; pg. 4)

FOSCUE, Edward

LAKE LANDING - Hyde County was afflicted last week by the death of three of its citizens: John Weston aged about 55 years, Mrs. Dr. Whitfield, daughter of Rev. Dr. Barber, in early womanhood; and Edward FOSCUE aged about 25 years. (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Friday, April 7, 1893)

FOSTER, Irma Styron

OCRACOKE - Irma Styron FOSTER, 88, died Thursday, July 28, 2005 at her residence. Mrs. Foster was born in Ocracoke and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ocracoke Assembly of God and was the Sunday School Secretary and Treasurer for many years. Mrs. Foster was the daughter of the late William and Iola Midgette Styron and was the widow of Zion J. Foster. She is survived by one nephew, Rhodes I. Styron, one great-nephew, Chris Styron, one great-niece, Darlene Styron Doshier and one great-great-nephew, Floyd Alan Doshier, all of Ocracoke. A celebration of life will be held at the Ocracoke Assembly of God on Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 4:00 PM with Rev. Ronnie Midgett officiating. Burial will take place in the Family Cemetery in Ocracoke. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 31, 2005; pg. 6A)

FOSTER, Rachel Squires Modlin

Mrs. Rachel Modlin Foster, 90, of Long Ridge Road, Pinetown, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with the Rev. Justin Marker officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilley family cemetery, Free Union Church Road, Pinetown.  Jerry Dickerson Jr., Clay Modlin, Derrick Modlin, Roland Modlin Jr., Ellis Modlin Jr., Wayne Modlin Jr., Jason Varner and Ryan Varner will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Foster was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Hyde County. She was the daughter of the late Lafeyette and Emily Martin Squires. She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Beaufort County. She was married to Howard Clayton Modlin Sr., who preceded her in death in October, 1970. Later, she was married to Burl Thomas Foster, who preceded her in death in November, 1996. She was a member of Five Points Free Will Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.  Survivors include fours sons, Howard Modlin Jr. of Pinetown, Steve Modlin of Florida, Horace Modlin of Arkansas and Roland Modlin of Washington; four daughters, Barbara Midyette, Rita Clary and Lucille Houston, all of Pinetown, and Rachel Varner of Richmond, Va.; 28 grandchildren, and 42 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by three sons, Lorton Dale Modlin, Ellis Lindsay Modlin and Terry Wakley Modlin.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Hillside Funeral Service in Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, November 2, 2008)

FRANKS, Anita Lynn Harris

NORFOLK - Anita Lynn Harris "Teka" FRANKS, 22, of the 900 block of Geneva Ave., died Oct. 11, 1995, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was a native of Bridgeton, N.J., and she attended Faith Deliverance Christian Center, Norfolk. She is survived by a daughter, Rhashemah Harris of Chesapeake; mother, Rita Harris Stephens of Bridgeton; father, Clay Anthony Fonville of Vineland, N.J.; two sisters, Tyesha Taylor and Angel Stephens, both of Bridgeton; five brothers, Tyrone Taylor, Robert Brown, John Harris, Clayvon Fonville, and Vadull Fonville, all of Bridgeton; paternal grandparents, Mary Doucet and Lester Doucet of Chesapeake; maternal grandmother, Maggie Harris of Bridgeton; paternal grandfather, Clayton Fonvill of Millville, N.J.; paternal great-grandmother, Magnolia Spencer of Engelhard, N.C.; step-grandmother, Wilhemina Doucet of Chesapeake; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Bernard Thomas in Corprew Funeral Home Chapel, Portsmouth. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Portsmouth. Viewing at the funeral home will begin at 2 p.m. today. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, October 13, 1995; pg. 4B)

FULCHER, Benjamin

OCRACOKE - Benjamin FULCHER, 70, passed away at his home at Ocracoke on Monday, February 16th, following a second heart attack. He had been previously afflicted about two weeks ago while oystering out in Pamlico Sound. Mr. Fulcher was a lifelong resident of Ocracoke, born there January 24, 1883. During his younger days he worked some on sailing vessels, but for the most part, his whole life's work has been that of an Ocracoke fisherman. His loss will be keenly felt by the older group here. He was a devoted member of the Methodist Church, serving as lay-leader from time to time, and always active in church. He was a member of the Ocracoke Civic Club and interested in all phases of the island's welfare. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Simpson Fulcher; his daughter, Mrs. Mabel Gaskill; and his sisters: Mrs. I.F. O'Neal and Mrs. Leonard Williams, all of Ocracoke. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Tuesday. Burial was in the family graveyard. (The Coastland Times - Friday, February 20, 1953; pg. 1)

FULCHER, JR., Elmo Murray

Elmo Murray Fulcher, Jr. “Rooster”, 73, of 341 Muddy Creek Road, Hertford, NC, died Monday, February 6, 2012 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Born in Carteret County, NC, he was the son of the late Elmo Fulcher, Sr. and Lillian Jackson Fulcher and was the husband of Vicki Tillett Fulcher of the home.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Keith Fulcher of Merritt, NC; a daughter, Michelle Fulcher of Greenville, NC; five grandchildren; a brother, Laurie Fulcher of Atlantic, NC; and a sister, Ellen Cloud of Carteret County, NC.  Mr. Fulcher was a commercial fisherman and seafood dealer for most of his life. He retired in 2002 and moved to Hertford from Ocracoke in 2003. He served on several Marine Fishery Committees, always working to help the commercial fisherman whenever he could. After making his home in Hertford he continued his carving of duck and geese decoys which he loved.  A private family memorial service will be held Friday, February 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers send donations in his memory to the American Heart Association, c/o Brenda Dail, 301 E. Main St., Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Fulcher family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

FULCHER, Gerald H.

Jerry Fulcher was born June 25, 1929, in Norfolk and passed away at home on April 2, 2015. Jerry was the son of the late Staton and Lovie Fulcher. He was orphaned at an early age and went to live with his paternal grandmother, Dezzie Miller Fulcher on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, where he had a wonderful childhood. As a teenager, he returned to Norfolk to live with his maternal grandmother, Edith Peele Fulcher, and graduated from Maury High School. Jerry was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. After an honorable discharge, he began a career in industrial sales with C.E. Thurston and Sons, and later retired from Empire Machinery. Jerry enjoyed his retirement years traveling, golfing, working on household projects and spending time with his family.  His passion for the game of golf continued into his 80's as a member of Bide-A-Wee and then Elizabeth Manor Golf Clubs.  Jerry was an honorable, loyal, and devoted husband and father. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Nettles Fulcher; his son Gerald H. "Jerry" Fulcher, Jr., and wife Rebecca; daughters, Terrie Rosenblum and husband Dore, and Edye Fulcher and husband Louis Nichols; grandchildren Jeri Johnson and husband Aaron, Alexandra and Staton Rosenblum, and Madison and Olivia Silva. A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends at a reception following the service at the funeral home. A private inurnment will be at a later date in Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran's Cemetery, Suffolk.  (Oman Funeral Home)

FULCHER, Lillian Jackson

OCRACOKE - Lillian J. FULCHER, 81, died March 17 in Carteret General Hospital at Morehead City. She was born in Ocracoke on August 16, 1912 and resided there all her life. She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church in Ocracoke and was married to the late Elmo M. Fulcher for 46 years. Survivors include a daughter, Ellen F. Cloud; two sons: Murry Fulcher and Laurie M. Fulcher; a foster sister, Ellen Robinson; two brothers: George G. Jackson and Nathaniel Jackson, all of Ocracoke; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Saturday in Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the minister, with burial to be in the Community Cemetery. Bell-Munden Funeral Home, Morehead City, is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 20, 1994; pg. 10A)

FULCHER, Woodrow W.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Woodrow W. "Woody" Fulcher, 86, died August 12 with family and friends by his side. Woody was born in Ocracoke Island on November 3, 1916. He was the son of Dezzie Miller and Martin Luther Fulcher and the husband of Christine "Chris" Jones Fulcher for more than 59 years. Woody was a charter member of Wesley United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Men and Denton Class, a 50-year member of Corinthian Lodge #266 AF&AM and a 50-year member of Police Association of Virginia. He was a retired Norfolk police sergeant and a member of FOP Commodore Lodge #3. In addition to his wife, Woody is survived by a niece, Donna M. Moore of Virginia Beach; three nephews, Gerald H. Fulcher and wife Margaret of Chesapeake, Va., Donald M. Edmonds and wife Nancy of Silver Spring, Md., and Dr. Martin N. Hodges and wife Marilyn of Kansas; and many great-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a much loved sister-in-law, Martha J. Riggan of Chesapeake and her son, Douglas of Florida. Woody had many dear friends locally and in Ocracoke and the Outer Banks. A funeral was held Friday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Norfolk, conducted by Pastor Jim Hundley and Pastor Lamar Sentell. Burial was private in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 17, 2003; pg. 17A)

FULFORD, Barzilla

NORFOLK - Barzilla FULFORD of the 900 block of Reservoir Ave., a domestic, died Oct. 27, 1993, in a local hospital. Mrs. Fulford was born in Swan Quarter, N.C. She was a member of Queen Street Baptist Church, Norfolk; Willing Worker Club; the Prayer Band; and attended Sunday School. Survivors include a daughter, Willie Mae Pritchard of Norfolk; and six grandchildren: Robert Farrow, Artis Farrow, Ted Pritchard, Nicole Pritchard and Charles Pritchard, all of Norfolk, and Andrea Pritchard of Colorado Springs, Colo. A funeral will be conducted at 1p.m. Monday at Queen Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Peter Wherry. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. A wake will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Monday. The family will be at 962 Reservoir Ave. (Norfolk) at noon Monday for the funeral processional to the church. Metropolitan Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, October 29, 1993; pg. 2D)

FULFORD, Benjamin B.
Raleigh Christian Advocate - Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1874; pg. 3

FULFORD, Benjamin Burrus

MEMORIAM - Whereas, on the 30th day of August 1892, the Supreme Architect of this universe saw fit to call from labor to rest, a faithful workman of our craft; therefore be it resolved that Mattamuskeet Lodge #328 AF & AM has cause to mourn the death of brother Benjamin Burrus FULFORD who departed this life in the 36th year of his age... (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Tuesday, November 18, 1892)

FULFORD, Benjamin E.
Raleigh Christian Advocate - Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1892; pg. 7

Raleigh Christian Advocate - Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1885; pg. 5

Raleigh Christian Advocate - Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1885; pg. 5

FULFORD, Ruthie Mae

Ms. Ruthie Mae FULFORD, 62, of 245 Shady Banks Road, Apt. J, Washington, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Davis Youth Center, Engelhard, with pastor Anthony Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Brown family cemetery, Engelhard.  Ms. Fulford was born in Hyde County on Sept. 18, 1944. She was the daughter of the late Helen Burrus Fulford and John Henry Fulford. She graduated from Davis High School in Engelhard. She was employed as a seafood technician with Jarvis Seafood Company in Hyde County. She was first a member of Mount Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Engelhard. She later became a member of Little Grove Holiness Church, Washington, and at the time of her death, she was a member of Ark of the Covenant, Washington, where she served on the Mother Board.  Survivors include two daughters, Lissa Harvey and Beverly Fulford, both of Washington; one son, Calvin Fulford of Greenville; two sisters, Wardella Fulford of Engelhard and Ella Louise Fulford, Brooklyn, N.Y.; two brothers, James Monroe Fulford and Hollis Ray Fulford, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Michelle Fulford and one sister, Ann Elizabeth Alston.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Beverly Fulford, 355 Linda Drive, Rivercreek, Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, October 5, 2006)

FULFORD, Thelma Credle

Thelma Credle FULFORD, formerly of New Bern, NC, widow of Richard Berry Fulford, Lt., USNR, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2006. She was a resident of Greenfield Place, Greenville, NC. Mrs. Fulford, born on October 30, 1912, was the daughter of the late Albert Cartwright Credle and Sallie Gibbs Credle of Rose Bay, North Carolina, and great-granddaughter of Albert Cartwright, former Quaker and Primitive Baptist circuit rider and pastor of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church in Fairfield, NC. Mrs. Fulford is survived by her daughter, Florence Faye "Mary" Fulford Moore of Greenville, two grandchildren, Marshall Moore of Seoul, Korea, and Janelle B. Hill of Oceanside CA, one great-granddaughter, a brother, Albert Bryce Credle, and his wife, Leslie, of Washington, NC, and several nephews and nieces. Mrs. Fulford was "Nana" to Richard and Amy Barnhill, children of John and Ann Barnhill of Greenville. Mrs. Fulford was also predeceased by a son, Richard Berry Fulford, Jr., who died shortly after his birth, on March 25, 1940; her sister, Edith Credle Best of Stumpy Point, NC, and her brother, Sidney Arthur Credle of Rose Bay, NC.  Mrs. Fulford’s reminiscences of her childhood and life on the Cartwright-Credle farm at Rose Bay, NC, will be fondly remembered, as several of her stories are contained on the Hyde County GenWeb site and were also published in issues of The Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society’s High Tides magazine. A memorial service, conducted by Mr. Mack Carawan, Moderator of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church, Fairfield, North Carolina, and cousin of Mrs. Fulford and Ms. Moore, will be held on Wednesday, July 19th, at Wilkerson’s Funeral Home Chapel at 10:30 a.m. in Greenville, NC. No flowers, please. If you wish to remember Mrs. Fulford, memorials may be made in her name to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone NC 28607-3000, or Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church, c/o R. S. Spencer, Jr., Church Clerk, P. O. Box 159, Engelhard, NC 27824. Mrs. Fulford’s cremains will be interred privately on the Hyman-Fulford family plot, in Cedar Grove Cemetery, in New Bern, NC. (Obituary written by Mrs. Fulford's daughter, Mary Fulford Moore and published in The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - Tuesday, July 18, 2006)

FULP, Lois McKinney

Lois McKinney FULP, 88, passed peacefully at Duke University Center Sunday March 22, 2009.  She was preceded in death by her husband Maurice Elmer Fulp and her son Thomas M. Fulp.  She is survived by her daughter Brenda Fulp Webb and three brothers :  PH, PD, and Earl McKinney and four sisters :  Irene Hinson, Eunice Dwiggins, Imogene Carawan from Salisbury and Willie Testa from Balston Lake, N.Y.  She was a counselor at the Columbus Ga. Girls Club and lately associated with the Carolina Sportswear Shop in Chapel Hill, N.C.  She was a member of the Edgewood Presbyterian  Church of Columbus, Ga.  A 2 PM memorial service is planned at Hall-Wynne funeral home in Durham on Saturday March 28.  Memorials may be sent to Dr Mark Lanasa, Lymphoma Research at DUMC.  (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, GA) - Thursday,  March 26, 2009)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Jay Webb, grandson of Lois McKinney Fulp.]

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