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GIBBONS, Mark Paul

Mark Paul Gibbons, 51, of 3534 Hodges Road, Scranton, died early Saturday [Dec. 1, 2007] at his home after a battle with cancer.  Born in Lawrence, Kansas, August 15, 1955, he was the son of Kenneth Gibbons and Judith Gibbons who both survive.  He retired from the United States Coast Guard as a Boatswains Mate First Class and was the recipient of the Extraordinary Heroism Medal and Award presented for heroic service while serving on the Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa off the coast of Gloucester, Mass.  After retiring from the service, he worked with the N. C. Department of Transportation for ten years at the Swan Quarter yard.  He participated in the men’s league recreation program in Belhaven during the summer seasons.  A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Bryan Funeral Service.  The Reverend Mark Morgan, Pastor of Swan Quarter Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will follow in Arlington National Cemetery.  Surviving are his father, Kenneth Gibbons of Frederick, Maryland; his mother, Judith Gibbons of McLean, Virginia; three sisters, Patty Walsh of Frisco, Colorado, Susan Cohen of Centennial, Colorado and Judy Biltcliffe of Oakdale, Connecticut. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 4, 2007; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, Agnes Sawyer
Aug. 1, 1934 - Jan. 30, 2013

Agnes Sawyer Gibbs, 78, of 4549 Loop Road, The Sladesville Community, died late Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Cross Creek Health Care where she had been a patient recently.  Born in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Harry Sawyer Sr. and Myrtle Sawyer.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jackson "Bill" Gibbs.  Mrs. Gibbs was a life long member of Eunice Chapel Church of Christ where she served as secretary/treasurer of the church for more than 40 years and served as precinct worker for many years for Hyde County Board of Elections and later as a precinct judge.  She spent her working time as an Avon representative for 40 years.  Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Eunice Chapel Church of Christ with Thomas S. Biggs, G. C. Richards and Phillip Paul officiating.  Burial will follow in the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  Surviving are a son, Murl J. Gibbs of the home; two brothers, Harry Sawyer, Jr. and Georgie Sawyer both of Sladesville; five sisters, Shelby S. Williams and Rebecca S. Davenport both of Sladesville, Linda S. Modlin of Pinetown, Sandra S. Brooks of Edenton and Myrtle S. Kirk of Belhaven.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Sawyer.  Special thanks is extended to the nurses and staff of Cross Creek Health Care for the kind and loving care extended to Agnes during her stay there.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Bryan Funeral Home)

GIBBS, Al Kenneth

Al Kenneth Gibbs, 82, of 1541 Farrow’s Fork Road, The Middletown Community, Engelhard, died Friday, October 5, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.  Born in Hyde County, June 19, 1930, he was the son of the late Huron and Mildred Burrus Gibbs. He was married to the former Josephine Lanier who preceded him in death. Al was a commercial fisherman and enjoyed working on the water thru the years. He was baptized in the former Middletown Christian Church as a young man.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Rev. Jerald Craddock and Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are a daughter, Lorna G. Quidley of the home and a grandson, Thomas Dillon Quidley of the home.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Tuesday evening, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

GIBBS, Alethia Pauline Francis

CHESAPEAKE - Alethia Pauline Francis GIBBS, 85, of the 1700 block of Pocaty Road, a Great Bridge school bus driver, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, in Chesapeake General Hospital. Born in Fairfield, N.C., Pauline lived in the Tidewater area for the past 73 years. She was the daughter of the late Ernest C. Francis and the late Susan Baum Gibbs. She was also predeceased by her stepfather, Olian Gibbs and her sister, Claudia M. Toonk. She was the widow of her first husband, James Gilbert, as well as her second husband, John N. Gibbs, who passed away in March, 1996. Pauline retired from the Chesapeake Public School System in 1985 after 21 years of service. For more than 50 years, Pauline was an active member of the Fairview Church of Christ. She loved her family, her church family and her many friends. She always tried to reach out to others despite her many health problems. Pauline was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all. Survivors include her daughter, Mitzie Gilbert Hastings of Chesapeake; three grandchildren, Dr. Harold J. Addington Jr. and his wife Kathy of Virginia Beach, Dinah Sue Hastings of Chesapeake, and Henry Hastings and his wife Elly of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Dora E. McCoy of Portsmouth, Martha G. Forehand and her husband James, and Sarah G. Curling and her husband Horace, all of Chesapeake; one brother, gospel singer Samuel L. ``Buddy'' Gibbs and his wife Eleanor also of Chesapeake; two sisters-in-law, Rosa Toler of Wanchese, N.C., and Mollie Gibbs of Edenton, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives in Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Florida. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, by Pastor Gerald Stemm and Pastor Ted Clifton. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, January 7, 2002)

GIBBS, Alice Spencer Cox

MRS. ALICE SPENCER GIBBS PASSES AT ENGELHARD - Mrs. Alice Spencer GIBBS, 61, prominent Engelhard woman and lifelong resident, died at the family home Monday and was interred Tuesday at St. George's churchyard, the funeral being conducted in the church by Rev. Oscar Edmonds, Baptist minister. Mrs. Gibbs was twice married, her first husband being the late Warren Cox, by which union two sons survive: W.H. Cox of Engelhard and Warren C. Cox of Kinston. Her second husband was O.B. Gibbs who died about four years ago. Her parents were the late C.C. and Mary Spencer. Pallbearers were Cecil Gibbs, Cecil Silverthorne, Jabin Berry, Royden Clarke, Max Hodges and Johnny Sanderson. She is survived by three brothers: R.S., Monroe, and Sam D. Spencer of Engelhard.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 6, 1951; pg. 8)

GIBBS, Alma Gibbs

Alma Gibbs Gibbs, 90, of 12526 North Lake Rd., Engelhard, died December 12, 2013 at her residence.  Born in Hyde County, May 8, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Nancy G. Gibbs. She was married to Edgar Gibbs who preceded her in death. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. A good mother, grandmother and great grand mother, she was known for her hard work ethic and her garden.  Funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m on Sunday at the family plot in the Gibbs Family Cemetery. Russ Smith and Steven Mills will officiate.  Surviving are two daughters, Alice G. Armstrong and husband James of Fairfield, Mary Joyce Gibbs of Engelhard; a son Eugene Tooley Gibbs and wife Debbie of Engelhard; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and seven great great-grandchildren; a brother Bobby Ray Gibbs.  She was preceded in death by brothers; Stewart Gibbs, Henry Bryan Gibbs and Joseph Gibbs; three sisters; Christine G. Williams, Doris G. Meekins and Olive Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at the home on 12526 North Lake Rd., Engelhard.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

GIBBS, Alonzo Jefferson

SHAWBORO - Alonzo Jefferson ``A.J.'' GIBBS, 67, of Shawboro died Thursday, Dec. 15, 1994, in the Hampton Veterans Hospital. He was a native of Hyde County and was owner and operator of a long distance trucking company. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and a former member of Hall Masonic Lodge #53 in Shawboro. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and the son of the late Cashew Gibbs and the late Jennie Spence Gibbs Sawyer, and was the husband of Elizabeth Cowell Gibbs. (Virginian-Pilot - Dece,ber 17, 1994; pg. 6B)

GIBBS, Alton A.

PORTSMOUTH - Alton A. GIBBS, 79, died July 31. Mr. Gibbs was born in Hyde County, resided in Portsmouth and was a member of Grove Park Baptist Church. He was the widower of Virginia W. Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs retired as a water department supervisor for the City of Norfolk. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II and was a 50-year member of Mattamuskeet Masonic Lodge #328 AF & AM in Engelhard. Survivors include two daughters: Della G. Oliver and her husband Buddy of Virginia Beach, Va., and Judy Terminellow of Auburndale, Florida; three sisters: Edna Baldesare and her husband Paul of Newport News, Va., Delores Mason and her husband Kenneth of Chesapeake, Va., and Lillian Lane of Kitty Hawk; a sister-in-law, Edna Gibbs of Engelhard; four grandchildren: Jason Oliver, Ellen Oliver, Beth Mundey and Mark Klebau; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald E. Gibbs. A funeral services was conducted by Rev. Terry Riddle and was held at Grove Park Baptist Church. Burial was in Oliver Branch Cemetery. Arrangements were by Sturtevant Funeral Home in Portsmouth. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 4, 1998; pg. 4B)

GIBBS, Amanda Ann

HYDE CO., N.C. - Amanda Ann GIBBS, 94, died June 21, 1991, in a nursing home. Miss Gibbs was a native of Hyde County. Survivors include two brothers, John N. Gibbs of Chesapeake and Davis H. Biggs of Grantsboro; and three sisters, Lydia I.G. McKinney of Chesapeake, Mollie Gibbs of Edenton and Rosa G. Toler of Wanchese. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Fulford Cemetery by Steve Bryan. Friends may join the family from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, June 23, 1991; pg. B2)

GIBBS, Ann Berry

ENGELHARD - Ann Berry GIBBS, 55, of Engelhard, died Wednesday, May 21, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. She was the daughter of Annie Mildred Berry and the late Olivia [this should read Otiva] W. Berry. Mrs. Gibbs graduated from East Hyde High School in 1959, after which she attended Hicks Beauty Academy in Norfolk, Va. She owned and operated Ann's Beauty Salon for 30 years. She was a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center of Swan Quarter. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her sons: Sonny L. Gibbs of Wilmington and Ricky W. Gibbs of Greenville; sisters: Jane B. Gibbs and Emma B. Wright, both of Fairfield, and Julia B. Alloggio of Virginia Beach, Va. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at her residence in Engelhard. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, is serving the Gibbs family. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 25, 1997; pg. 12A)

GIBBS, Anna Mae Harris

Anna Mae Harris GIBBS, 68, of U.S. Hwy. 264, Engelhard, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at her home.  Born in Swan Quarter, Oct. 4, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Jabie and Thelma Gaskill Harris. She was the widow of Charles Gilbert Gibbs Sr. She and her husband owned and operated the C. Gilbert Gibbs Hardware Store and Dark Wood Farms in Engelhard.  Funeral services will be held at the gravesite in Amity Methodist Church cemetery at 3 p.m. Saturday. Elder Johnny Ray Gardner will officiate.  Surviving are two sons, Gregory C. Gibbs and Charles G. Gibbs Jr., both of Engelhard; a daughter, Regina A. Gibbs of Engelhard; three brothers, Hurley Harris of Swan Quarter, James N. Harris of Engelhard and Walter Leland Gibbs of Chesapeake, Va.; and four grandchildren, Ragan K. Gibbs, Deanna M. Gibbs, Charles Walter Gibbs and Waylon P. Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, November 24, 2005)

GIBBS, Annie Louise

Ms. Annie Louise GIBBS, 96, a resident of Beverly Health Care Center, Greenville, and formerly of Engelhard, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at Beverly Health Care.  A graveside service will be conducted at noon Saturday in Brown Memorial Cemetery, Engelhard, with Eldress Josephine Spencer officiating.  Ms. Gibbs was born in Hyde County, the daughter of the late Jimmy and Laura Gibbs. She attended the Hyde County schools. Prior to declining health, she had made her home in Greenville.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, June 22, 2003)

GIBBS, Annie Louise Jones

Mrs. Annie Louise Jones Gibbs, 71, of 2557 Nebraska Road, Engelhard, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at the home of her daughter, China Wright, in Fayetteville.  Arrangements will be announced by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, April 27, 2006)

GIBBS, Annie Ree Allen

ENGELHARD - Annie Ree Allen GIBBS, 66, of Route 1, died Monday, December 8, at her home. Born in Craven County on August 31, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Joseph James and Queenie Harrington Allen. She was the widow of Ira Blount Gibbs who died May 23, 1997. Mrs. Gibbs was a retired clerk and cashier at Farrow's Red and White Grocery in Engelhard. Surviving are a son, Jamie Lee Gibbs of the home; three daughters: Sandra D. Lane of Cottageville, S.C., Shelila Robertson of Portsmouth, Va., and Mary Ann Buchanan of Dehlonega, Ga.; a brother, Tommy Allen of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Janet Thompson of Lumberton; four grandchildren: Christopher Dale Lane of Cottageville, S.C., Ronnie Rhodes of Norfolk, Va., Mark Buchanan and Lori Krouse, both of Dehlonega, Ga. At her request, the body will be cremated and no services are planned. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 11, 1997; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, Archie Lee

Archie Lee Gibbs, 81, of Swan Quarter died Tuesday, March 27 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.  Born in the Lake Landing township of Hyde County on July 12, 1931, he was the son of Mary Florence O'Neal Gibbs and the late Frank Gibbs.  He worked for many years with Mayo Building Contractors prior to his retirement.  Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the family plot in Soule Cemetery.  Phil Emmert will officiate.  Surviving are his sister, Mary Louise G. Rivas of Alto, New Mexico and a brother, Joseph Allen Gibbs of Virginia and leaves behind several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brothers; Richard Eugene Gibbs, Elbert Lewis Gibbs and Bobbie Dean Gibbs.  Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

GIBBS, Arnold M.

Arnold M. GIBBS, 81, of 37631 U. S. Highway 264, Belhaven, the Leechville Community, died Tuesday evening, June 23, 2009, at Autumnfield of Belhaven.  Born in Beaufort County, July 2, 1927, he was the son of the late Walter L. and Lula Tooley Gibbs. He was married to Dora Tarkenton Gibbs who preceded him in death.  Mr. Gibbs was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during World War II and spent his working years as a machinist working in a machine shop. He maintained a motor repair shop at his home.  There are no services planned at his request and a private burial will be held in Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery, the Ponzer Community.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, June 25, 2009)

GIBBS, Balford B.

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Balford B. GIBBS, 69, died early Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at his home. Born in Hyde County, he was the son of the late Latham and Mary Armstrong Gibbs. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict, a member of the Great Bridge Baptist Church and an avid fisherman. He was a retired heavy equipment operator in construction. Surviving are his wife, Frances Sullivan Gibbs; two sons: B. Wayne Gibbs of Chesapeake and Richard Lee Gibbs [newspaper misprint--should be Richard Earl Gibbs] of Windsor, Va.; three brothers: Alford Gibbs of Suffolk, Va., Raymond Gibbs of Knotts Island and Bradley Gibbs of Zepher Hill, Florida; three sisters: Gladys G. Harris and Diantha G. Sawyer of Chesapeake, and Majorie G. Bowen of Swan Quarter; and 3 grandchildren. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy G. Swoope in 1996. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Phil Emmert will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 17, 1998; pg. 6A)

GIBBS, SR., Benjamin Alonzo

FAIRFIELD - Benjamin Alonzo GIBBS, SR., 67, retired farmer of Rt. #1, Fairfield, died April 24 in Beaufort County Hospital. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late Wilson Lucas and Clarise Spencer Gibbs. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Benjamin A. Gibbs, Jr. of Washington; five daughters: Clara Faye Lane of Plymouth, Betty G. Cherry of Washington, Wilsie Marie Meekins of Bath, Blondie Rae Sprouse of Belhaven, and Teresa Gail Sprouse of Pinetown; a sister, Ethel G. Smith of Fairfield; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Friday in Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Burial followed in the family cemetery near the church. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 28, 1991)

GIBBS, Bobbie Dean

SWAN QUARTER - Bobbie Dean GIBBS, 61, of Swan Quarter, died early Friday, August 16, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Beaufort County on June 15, 1935, he was the son of Mary Florence O'Neal Gibbs and the late Frank Gibbs. He worked for many years with Mayo Real Estate and Building Contractors prior to his retirement in 1994 as a carpenter. Surviving are his mother, Mary Florence O'Neal Gibbs of Swan Quarter; four brothers: Richard Eugene Gibbs, Archie Lee Gibbs, Elbert Lewis Gibbs, all of Swan Quarter, and Joseph Allen Gibbs of Huntington, Md.; a sister, Mary Louise G. Rivas of Alto, New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 19, at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 18, 1996; pg. 14A)

GIBBS, Branchie Elwood

ELIZABETH CITY - Branchie Elwood "Buster" GIBBS, 81, of Simpson Street in Elizabeth City, died July 4 in the Albemarle Hospital. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late David S. and Annie Laura Spencer Gibbs and husband of Hazel Umphlett Morgan Gibbs of Elizabeth City. He was a retired police sergeant of the Elizabeth City Police Dept. and was a member of the First Christian Church, the Improved Order of the Red Men Tribe #8, Elizabeth City, and the retired member of the NC Peace Officers Association. Besides his wife, he is survived by two step-sons: Preston Morgan of Hertford and Lloyd Ray Morgan of Winfall; one sister, Marial G. Stillman of Elizabeth City; 5 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were set for Saturday, July 6, at 4 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by Dr. Jerry Lynn Burton, assisted by the Rev. Bobby Hewitt. Burial is to be in New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 7, 1996)

GIBBS, JR., Caleb

Mr. Caleb GIBBS, JR., 85, of 1719 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Cross Creek Nursing Center in Swan Quarter. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Star of Zion Church of Christ with Elder Daniel Gilliam officiating. Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, July 30, 2010)

SWAN QUARTER - Caleb GIBBS, JR., 85, of Quarter Road, died July 25 at Cross creek Nursing, Swan Quarter.  Born March 12, 1925 in Hyde County, he was the son of the late Caleb Gibbs, Sr. and the late Cora Sadler.  Mr. Gibbs was employed with the N.C. Forestry Service.  He is survived by his wife, Hazel S. Gibbs; four sons: Felton Gibbs of Greensboro, Leandrus Gibbs of Virginia Beach, Va., Quincy Gibbs and Joey Gibbs, both of Fairfield; daughter, Linda Gibbs of Greensboro; six sisters: Janie Gibbs of Virginia Beach, Mary E. Simpson and Marie Dunbar, both of Columbia, Earlen Hasley of Connecticut, Dorothy Barer of Virginia Beach and Isabelle Spencer of Greenville; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were set for Saturday, July 31 at 2 p.m. at Star of Zion Church of Christ with Elder Daniel Gilliam officiating and burial to follow in Fairfield Community Cemetery, Fairfield.  Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 1, 2010; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, SR., Calvin Coolidge

ENGELHARD - Calvin Coolidge GIBBS, SR. age 51, of Engelhard, died Sunday. He was born Sept. 30, 1926 in Hyde County to Ozrow and the late Picola Carawan Gibbs. He was employed with Tideland Electric Membership Corp. in Engelhard. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Douglas Gibbs of Engelhard; four brothers: Linwood Gibbs of Engelhard, Chesley Gibbs of Swan Quarter, Max Gibbs of Chesapeake, Va., and Jimmy Gibbs of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Verna Carawan of Engelhard; one grandchild. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday at Soule Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Frank Wibiral. (The Coastland Times - circa February 22, 1978) [Submitted by Sandy Carawan of Engelhard, N.C.]

GIBBS, Carley Cawien

SWAN QUARTER - Carley Cawien GIBBS, 61, died August 11 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of Fairfield, he was the son of the late Lorn Jones and Birdie Blanche Gibbs. He was a member of the Engelhard Assembly of God Church and was a retired driver for a seafood company. Surviving are two sons: Carley Jefferson Gibbs and Benjamin Franklin Gibbs, both of Swan Quarter; a daughter, Lorann Gibbs Asby of Kitty Hawk; a sister, Ruth G. Brickhouse of Swan Quarter; and 3 grandchildren. A son, Fred B. Gibbs, preceded his father in death in 1985. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gibbs family cemetery on the Engelhard-Fairfield Road. Larry Weaver of the Gum Neck Church of Christ will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 12, 1993; pg. 8A)

GIBBS, Carlos Lee

COLUMBIA - Carlos Lee GIBBS, 68, of Route 2, died Sunday, September 11 at home. A native of Tyrrell County, he was the son of the late Samuel C. and Ella Mae Brickhouse Gibbs, and husband of the late Charley Thomas Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs was retired after serving 30 years in the United States Army. He was a member of the Gum Neck Christian Church and the America Legion, Raleigh Post. Surviving are a daughter, Anda Morrison of Sacramento, Calif.; six sons: Randolph Gibbs, Carlos L. Gibbs, Jr., James Gibbs and Gerald Gibbs, all of Fayetteville, Donald Gibbs of Atlanta, Ga. and Billy Gibbs of Columbia; two sisters: Ruth Midgett of Fairfield and Viola Wells of Carson, Va.; one brother, Stennie Gibbs of Chesapeake, Va.; and 15 grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Azalea Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Wynns officiating. The family will receive friends at Walker Funeral Home, Columbia on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. (The Coastland Times - September 13, 1994)

GIBBS, Carma Blair Credle

ENGELHARD - Carma Blair Credle GIBBS, 89, died March 31 at her home after several years of declining health.  Born to Hugh and Anna Fisher Credle on February 20, 1914, she was reared in the Lake Landing community.  She married Horace G. Gibbs of Engelhard in 1944 after attending the former East Carolina Teacher's College.  They were happily married for 54 years until his death in 1998.  She taught first grade and some second grades for 39 1/2 years and was a member of Engelhard United Methodist Church and was also faithful to the Amity Church.  She is survived by her niece and caretaker, Carma Starr Davis of Greenville , and her son, Gary Johnson also of Greenville; her sister, Anna Virginia Gaylord of Belhaven; a nephew, Rodney Gaylord and wife Linda and their son Daniel; niece, Blair Meador and husband Tom and their children; her very special friends and caretakers, Mattie Berry and Hersel Gibbs.  She was preceded in death by her sisters: Ruby and Lucille Credle.  Funeral services were held Wednesday at Amity Methodist Church with pastor Valerie Ballance officiating and E. Royden Clarke, Jr. offering the eulogy.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 3, 2003; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, Carroll Oland

SWAN QUARTER - Funeral service for Carroll O. Gibbs, 82, farmer, who died Tuesday will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Rose Bay Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Macon Harris, Jr.  Burial at Soule Cemetery.  Surviving: his wife, Mrs Lyda B. Gibbs; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Carawan of Belhaven; a son, Carroll D. Gibbs of Swan Quarter; two sisters: Mrs Paul Edmondson of Belhaven and Mrs. Ernest Manly of Portsmouth, Va.; a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.  He was a veteran of World War I.  (Unknown 1971 newspaper obituary provided by Donna Miltier)  [death certificate says Carroll died on April 20, 1971]

GIBBS, Catherine Ann

WASHINGTON - Catherine Ann GIBBS, 48, died February 22 in Beaufort County Hospital. She was the daughter of the late James L. and Shirley B. Gibbs and was born in Hyde County. She was a member of Star of Zion Disciple Church in Fairfield and was a factory worker. Surviving are daughter, Marsha Gibbs of Raleigh; sons: Christoval Gibbs of Greensboro and Malcolm J. Gibbs of Washington; sisters: Dolly Gibbs and Elaine Gibbs of Engelhard, Ellen Spencer of Fairfield and Flora Gibbs of Manteo; brother, James Gibbs of Washington; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Star of Zion Disciple Church. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 26, 2002; pg. 6A)

GIBBS, Cecil Bruce

ENGELHARD - Cecil Bruce GIBBS, 79, of Route 1, died in Chapel Hill following surgery. A Hyde County native, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Spencer Gibbs. He was a long time member of the Middletown Christian Church where he also served as elder. Surviving are his wife, Zuma Nixon Gibbs; two sons: Allen Forest Gibbs and Donnie Wayne Gibbs, both of Engelhard; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Agatha B. Gibbs. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Middletown Christian Church with the Rev. James Davenport officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery at his home. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, where the body will lie in state until noon on Friday when it will be moved to the church. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 4, 1993)

GIBBS, Charles Gilbert

ENGELHARD - Charles Gilbert GIBBS, 77, died Friday, February 23 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. Born in Hyde County on July 8, 1923, he was the son of the late Closs Cordon and Maude Alice Gibbs. Active in local business and community affairs, he continued the operation of C. Gilbert Gibbs Store which was founded by his late father in 1895. He was a farmer and served as a member of the board of directors of the East Carolina Bank beginning in 1943 and served as president between 1962 and 1979. He then returned to the board as a director where he served until his death. He was a member of the Engelhard United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Anna Mae Harris Gibbs; sons: Gregory C. Gibbs of Raleigh and Charles Gilbert Gibbs, Jr. of Engelhard; daughter, Regina A. Gibbs of Engelhard; and 4 grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Lancy Wade Gibbs and Lambert Gibbs, and a sister, Regena Gibbs. Funeral services were held Feb. 25 at the family plot in Amity United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lake Landing. The Rev. Ray L. Sparrow and the Rev. Valerie Ballance officiated. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 27, 2001; pg. 11A)

GIBBS, JR., Charlie James "C.J."

SWAN QUARTER - Charlie James "C.J." GIBBS, JR., 64, died at his home on Tuesday, February 12. Born in Baton Rouge, La. on April 5, 1937, he was the son of the late Charlie J. and Emma Gray Carawan Gibbs. He was a heavy equipment contractor. He was a member of Amity United Methodist Church and was married to the former Lou Ellen Mason who preceded him in death. Surviving are his special caregiver, Sylvia Neal; two sons: Charles James Gibbs of Greenville and Michael Allen Gibbs of Winterville; two daughters: Catherine G. Cahoon of Ayden and Lorraine G. Mooney of Fairfield; a brother, Aubrey Gibbs of Washington; and three grandchildren: Kyle Scott Mooney, Ashley Dawn Mooney and Ellen Renee Cahoon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. William Booth and Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, Chesley Lee

ENGELHARD - Mr. Chesley Lee GIBBS, 87, formerly of 231 Roper Lane, Engelhard, and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Friday, July 8, 2005 at Cross Creek.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Soule Cemetery with Scott Sukeforth officiating.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on Jan. 12, 1918. He was the son of the late Ozrow B. and Picola Carawan Gibbs. He served in the Army during World War II throughout central Europe where he was awarded the Eamet Campaign Medal with eight bronze service stars and a bronze arrowhead. He was also the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal in January of 1945. He worked with the Hyde County schools until his retirement due to disability. He was a member of the former Middletown Christian Church.  Survivors include one stepson, Sammy K. Edwards of Chocowinity; one step-daughter, Shirley Ann Pittman of Chocowinity and one brother, Jimmy Ray Gibbs of Chesapeake, Va.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Verna G. Carawan and five brothers, H. Linwood Gibbs, Sr., John B. Gibbs, Romulus M. Gibbs, Max E. Gibbs and Calvin C. Gibbs.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, July 9, 2005)

GIBBS, Clarena J.
(The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1973; pg. 12)


GIBBS, Clarence A.
(The Coastland Times - Friday, April 11, 1969; pg. 6)

GIBBS, Clarence D.

WILSON - Clarence D. Gibbs, 70, died in a local hospital Friday night.  Gibbs was a native of Hyde County and has been engaged in the tobacco business here for the last 34 years.  Surviving him are his wife, the former Miss Nell Baggett; three sisters: Mrs. E.T. Manly and Mrs. G.R. Barrow, both of Portsmouth, Va., and Mrs. I.I. Edmondson of Belhaven; and one brother, C.O. Gibbs of Swanquarter.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunnday at 3 p.m. in the First Methodist Church by the pastor, the Rev. Robert W. Bradshaw.  Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery in Rocky Mount.  (Unknown 1957 newspaper obituary provided by Donna Miltier)  [death certificate says Clarence died on July 26, 1957]

GIBBS, Connie Diane

GREENVILLE - Ms. Connie Diane GIBBS, 43, of Grimesland died Thursday, March 3, 2005 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Mitchell's Funeral Home, Greenville with Elder Euzell Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Homestead Memorial Garden, Greenville.  Ms. Gibbs was born in Hyde County, but grew up in the Pitt County area. She was the daughter of Earnest and Annie R. Gibbs. She attended the Pitt County schools. She was employed at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Survivors include one daughter, Takisha Monek Gibbs of Greenville; four sisters, Janice Gibbs, Geraldine Gibbs, Ernestine Gibbs and Ernestine Green, all of Greenville; four brothers, James Gibbs, Lemuel Parks and Gregory Gibbs, all of Greenville, and Boyd Gibbs of Washington and two grandchildren.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, March 8, 2005)

GIBBS, Cora Lee

Mrs. Cora Lee Gibbs, 104, of New Jersey, died Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at East Orange General Hospital in New Jersey.  A funeral will be conducted today at 1 p.m. in Star of Zion Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Harris Cemetery, Fairfield.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on March 12, 1903. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Cora H. Sadler.  Survivors include one son, Caleb Gibbs Jr. of Fairfield; six daughters, Mary E. Simpson and Marie Dunbar, both of Columbia, Earleen Halsey of Boston, Mass., Isabelle Spencer and Jane Gibbs, both of East Orange, N.J., and Dorothy Barber of Virginia Beach, Va.; 37 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren and 75 great-great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, April 17, 2007)

GIBBS, Corbin B.

MIDDLETOWN - Funeral services for Corbin B. GIBBS, 78, of Middletown, who died suddenly Friday afternoon at Middletown, were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Middletown Christian Church. Burial followed in the Fulford Cemetery near Engelhard. He was the son of the late Heddie Rose and Thomas Gibbs. He was a member of the Middletown Christian Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. C.W. Burrus of Middletown; three sons: Ray of Rocky Mount, Elbert of Canton, and Harry of Williamston; two brothers: Herbert of Washington, and Herman of Bath; four sisters: Mrs. James Midgett of Middletown, Mrs. Ludie Midgett of South Creek, Mrs. Addie Swindell of Washington, and Mrs. Martha Swindell of Engelhard; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. (The Coastland Times - Friday, July 8, 1955; pg. 5)

GIBBS, Curtis Ray

FAIRFIELD - Curtis Ray GIBBS, 68, died Tuesday, February 20 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on June 22, 1932, he was the son of the late Christopher Lee and Jennie A. Gibbs. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and worked as a commercial fisherman until his retirement due to his health. Surviving are his wife, Wilma G. Gibbs; two sons: Rodney Ray Gibbs of Fairfield and C.R. Gibbs, Jr. of Engelhard; three daughters: Vickie G. Porter of Vanceboro, Karla G. Ishak of Garner, and Stella Gibbs of Fairfield; two brothers: John A. Gibbs and Jack B. Gibbs, both of Engelhard; a sister, Margarette G. Gibbs of Engelhard; 4 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers: Tom Ferron Gibbs, Marvin J. Gibbs, Walter Lee Gibbs and Henry J. Gibbs, Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery. Steve Bryan and Doug Gibbs will officiate. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 22, 2001; pg. 11A)

GIBBS, Dan

Dan GIBBS drowned while attempting to go from a schooner off Gull Rock to the shore. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, May 5, 1892; pg. 5; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

GIBBS, SR., Dan Warren

SWAN QUARTER - Dan Warren GIBBS, SR., 65, died March 15 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on March 17, 1930, he was the son of the late Elmus Alphonzo and Annie Rebecca Giles Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs was a long-time employee with the N.C. Dept. of Transportation and retired as crew foreman after 34 years of service. He spent much time working in his hobby of auto repair and mechanics. Surviving are his wife, Jean Pugh Gibbs; a son, Dan W. Gibbs, Jr. of Williamston; a daughter, Liz Gibbs of the home; a brother, Elmus A. Gibbs of Swan Quarter; and 2 grandsons. A brother, John Havens Gibbs, preceded him in death in 1984. Funeral services were held Sunday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Steve Bryan officiated. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter was in charge. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 19, 1996)

GIBBS, David Lee

HAMPTON, VA. - David Lee GIBBS, 72, died May 30. Mr. Gibbs was born Feb. 20, 1927 in Hyde County. He was reitred from  Veterans Administration where he worked in building management. He was a WW II veteran, serving with the U.S. Army. Surviving are one daughter, Paula Peterson of Hampton; one son, David W. Gibbs of Hampton; two sisters: Robena Weston of Engelhard and Sarah Gibbs of Delaware; two brothers: Willie E. Gibbs of Delaware and Lonnie Gibbs of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 4, at 2 p.m. in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Garry Bryant, minister, and Chuck Robinson, evangelist, officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 3, 1999; pg. 12A)

GIBBS, Davis Harem

ENGELHARD - Davis Harem GIBBS, 80, died Friday morning in Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter. A lifelong Hyde County resident, he was the son of the late Sylburge and May Louise Midgette Gibbs. He worked for many years as a clerk in the Gilbert Gibbs' store in Engelhard. He was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church. Surviving are a brother, John Norfleet Gibbs of Chesapeake, Va.; three sisters: Ola McKinney of Chesapeake, Mollie Gibbs of Edenton, and Rosa Toler of Wanchese. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 8, 1992)

GIBBS, Dorothy Barber

Dorothy Barber Gibbs, 72, of 739 Swamp Road, Engelhard, died Tuesday evening, July 1, 2008 at her home.  Born in Lake Landing, June 4, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Samuel H. and Jean Mitchell Barber. She attended Norfolk Business College after high school and retired after 23 years of service with Hyde County Schools as a teacher’s assistant at Davis School. She was a faithful member of Engelhard Christian Church where she was a choir member, a Sunday school teacher, a Board member and active in Christian Women’s Society. She was married to Allen Forrest Gibbs and they recently celebrated their 53rd anniversary.  Funeral Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in Engelhard Christian Church. Pastor Scott Sukeforth and Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Cemetery.  Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Doug A. Gibbs of the home, Michael F. Gibbs and wife, Cynthia of Engelhard and Todd B. Gibbs and wife, Marayda of Youngsville; two daughters, Vicki Gibbs of Nags Head and Lori G. Brown and husband, Mike of Engelhard; a brother, Bill Barber and wife, Jonelle of Blounts Creek; a brother-in-law, Donnie Gibbs of Engelhard; grandchildren, Aaron Heath & Briana Heath of Nags Head, Michael Allen Gibbs and wife, Leslie of Wendell, Adria Cahoon and Bryson Cahoon; step-grandchildren, Heather Velke of Nags Head and Michael Meekins and wife, Tara of Richmond, Va; step-great-grandchildren, Hannah Meekins and Caidence Velke.  In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel H. Barber, Jr. and Jack Barber.  The family will receive friends at home and arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News – Thursday, July 3, 2008)

GIBBS, Dorothy Burrus

VIRGINIA BEACH - Dorothy Burrus GIBBS, 81, of Virginia Beach, died Dec. 27, 1996, in Virginia Beach General Hospital. Born in Hatteras, she was a daughter of the late Roscoe and Annie Isadore Gaskins Burrus. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and Eastern Star #79. She is survived by her husband, Jenness C. Gibbs; two daughters: Bonnie Fortenberry and Janice Lucero, both of Virginia Beach; and 3 grandchildren: Gary Dowdy, Jr. of Harbinger, Earl Thomas Fortenberry, III of Martinsville, West Virginia, and Melinda Lee Dowdy of Buxton. A funeral service was held Dec. 29 in the Chapel of Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo with the Rev. Dennis officiating. (The Coastland Times - January 2, 1997)

GIBBS, Dwan Berry

Mrs. Dwan Berry GIBBS, 72, of 2105 High Chapparell Drive, Clayton, and formerly of Engelhard, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at her home after a long illness.  Born in Hyde County on April 24, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Jabin Gibbs and Nora Roper Berry. She worked with Carolina Power and Light Company for several years in customer accounts and later in quality control with the East Carolina Bank at their corporate headquarters. She was a member of the former Engelhard United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Nora Berry Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lee Gibbs Jr., in 1968.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the family plot in Amity United Methodist Church Cemetery at Lake Landing. The Rev. Valerie Ballance will officiate.  Surviving are a son, Richard Lee Gibbs III and his wife Carol of Clayton; a daughter, Dwan Lee Gibbs Mitchell and her husband Gregory Mitchell Sr. of Charlotte; a sister, Dorinda B. Burrus and her husband Bill of Raleigh; five grandchildren, Gregory Mitchell Jr., Kaleigh Dwan Mitchell, Miguel Bermudez, John C. Newton and Ada Bailey; and three great-grandchildren, Leandira Newton, Timothy Bailey and Angela Bailey.  The family will receive friends Friday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, January 3, 2006)

GIBBS, Earlie Warden

Earlie Warden GIBBS, 99, long time resident of North Lake Road, Fairfield and more recently residing in Goldsboro, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Brookdale-Sterling House in Goldsboro.  Born in Hyde County, October 11, 1908, he was the son of the late John and Cora G. Gibbs.  He farmed for many years and later worked with the N. C. Department of Corrections.  He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and since moving attended the Church of Christ in Goldsboro.  Surviving are his wife, Emily Inez Gibbs; a step-son, Donald Gibbs of Greenville; a step-daughter, Mavis Gibbs of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Stella Ann Campbell and Nellie Benting; step-grandchildren, Cliff Gibbs, Cameron Gibbs, Melanie Gates and Carol Peteira; great-grandchildren, Shandorea Gibbs, Yvette Gibbs, Marquis Favis, Trayon Gibbs, Ricky Campbell, Jr., Christopher Benjamin Campbell, Allison Campbell, Jewel Campbell; step-great0grandchildren: Siobbon Classen, Meghan Classen, Danny Gibbs, Stacie Gibbs and Michael Gates. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by daughters, Linda G. Westfall and Sherry Ann Gibbs; brothers, Merle Gibbs and Robbie Gibbs; sisters, Hattie Armstrong and Lavada Hudson.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Leon Williams and Phil Emmert will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Robert Gibbs Family Cemetery on North Lake Road.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Friday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  (The Coastland Times – Sunday, April 6, 2008; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, Edgar

Mr. Edgar Gibbs, 86, of 12526 North Lake Road, Engelhard, died Saturday morning, September 29, 2007, at his home.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gibbs family cemetery, with Scott Sukeforth and Russell Smith officiating.  Born in Engelhard on March 1, 1921, he was the son of the late Harvey and Alice Gibbs. He was married to the former Alma Gibbs, who survives. He was a retired farmer and longtime member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Along with his wife, survivors include one son, Gene Tooley Gibbs of Engelhard; two daughters, Alice G. Armstrong of Fairfield and Mary Joyce Gibbs of Engelhard; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by his twin brother, Edmond Gibbs and another brother, Isreal Gibbs and one sister, Rosa Lee Hooper.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, October 1, 2007)

GIBBS, Edna Lucille Cahoon

Mrs. Edna Lucille Cahoon Gibbs, 85, formerly of Powell’s Point and Engelhard and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at Cross Creek.  A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Va., with the Rev. Marcia Fuson of the First Christian Church officiating.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Washington County on April 10, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Jabin S. and Mary Belle Swindell Cahoon. She was married to Ronald Earl Gibbs, who preceded her in death in 1981. She spent her working years as a civil service employee in the administration department of Fort Eustis, Virginia. She lived in Newport News, Va., until 1985 when she moved to North Carolina. She was a member of Engelhard Christian Church.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, July 13, 2006)

GIBBS, Edward

Mr. Edward GIBBS, 96, a longtime resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter and formerly of Engelhard, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Cross Creek.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Ada & Brown Cemetery, Engelhard, with pastor Carrie Holmes of Manteo officiating.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on Feb. 13, 1910. He was the son of the late Ed and Clara Chance Gibbs. He worked in the Norfolk, Va., area as a chef for many years before his retirement. He was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ.  Survivors include one son, Carl Edward Gibbs of Norfolk, Va., and three grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, March 28, 2006)

GIBBS, JR., Edward Carlton

HARBINGER - Edward Carlton GIBBS, JR., 75, died Thursday, November 8 at his residence. He was a native of Hyde County and a retired self-employed plumbing and heating contractor. He was a member of the Powells Point Christian Church, the Coinjock Masonic Lodge #463 AF & AM, one of the founding members of the SonShine Gang, active with the Albemarle Craftsman Fair and Guild Member. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Gibbs was the son of the late Edward Carlton and Mrs. Carrie Owens Gibbs, Sr. and the widower of Janet Harris Gibbs. He is survived by two sons: Jerry L. Gibbs, Sr. of Harbinger and Jon Williams of Garner; and three grandchildren: Jerry Lee Gibbs, Jr., serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Christopher Lee Gibbs, serving in the U.S. Air Force, and Colby Williams. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Powells Point Christian Church by Forrest Guthrie and Cecil Styons. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 11, 2001; pg. 15A)

GIBBS, Edward D.

ENGELHARD - Edward D. GIBBS, a native of Engelhard in Hyde County, died Friday in a Washington hospital after an illness of two years. Mr. Gibbs had been critically ill for the past week. He was born October 4, 1874 in Hyde County, the son of the late Israel and Sydney Mason Gibbs. He was a member of the Bath Christian Church. Surviving are a half-sister, Mrs. Dora Gibbs of Engelhard; two half-brothers: John O. Gibbs of Engelhard and S.J. Cox of Kecoughtan, Virginia. Funeral services were held Saturday from the St. George's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Mr. Sharpe. Interment was in St. George's Cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Friday, August 7, 1953; pg. 8)

GIBBS, Edward Kaleb

ENGELHARD - Mr. Edward Kaleb GIBBS, 90, a resident of Engelhard, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Larry Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in the Gibbs family cemetery in Engelhard.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Hyde County. He was the son of the late Osier Gibbs and Lena Gibbs. He was a farmer.  Survivors include his wife, Ethel S. Gibbs of Engelhard; two sons, Antwan Gibbs of Engelhard and Wendell Gibbs Sr. of Hampton, Va.; five daughters, Christine Farrow of Newport News, Va., Kathy Gibbs, Tamara Cunningham and Latisha Gibbs, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Elder Lula Brown of Williamston; two brothers, Lonnie Gibbs of New York and Osier Gibbs of Swan Quarter; four sisters, Sally Spencer of Kinston, Lena Gibbs of Norfolk, Va., and Lillian Spencer and Dorothy Collins, both of Engelhard; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, May 17, 2004)

GIBBS, Elaine Jones
(The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 26, 1984; pg. 9)

GIBBS, SR., Elbert Lewis

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Elbert Lewis GIBBS, SR., 70, passed away Dec. 4, 2003, after a short illness. He was a longtime resident of Moyock, N.C., where he lived and raised his family. After his retirement from Moyock Lumber Co., Mr. Gibbs made his home in Swan Quarter, N.C., where he was raised. Since his illness, Mr. Gibbs had been cared for by his former wife and best friend, Betty Miller Boyd of Kill Devil Hills. Among his survivors are a daughter, Phyllis Gibbs Barnett and husband, Robert Lee Barnett of Franklin, Va. Special thanks go out to both Miller and Gibbs' families who made his last weeks so very memorable and enjoyable and especially to Betty and Jim Boyd, who found strength and compassion to care for Mr. Gibbs during his time of need, and also to Judy Miller Sharber, sister-in-law, who found the strength to see him through the light. The family will receive family and friends at Bryan Funeral Service, 119 Main St., Swan Quarter, today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A funeral will be held at graveside in Soule Cemetery Sunday at 2 p.m. Steve Bryan will officiate.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, December 6, 2003)

GIBBS, Elbin C.

COLUMBIA, N.C. - Elbin C. GIBBS, 82, of Railroad Street, died April 6, 1991, in a hospital. Mr. Gibbs, a native of Hyde County, was a member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary F. Gibbs; four daughters, Quentia Pollard of New York City, Ethel Bailey of Massachusetts, Marjorie Hill of Washington, D.C., and Barbara Gibbs of Maryland; four sons, Elbert Gibbs of Columbia, James L. Gibbs and Dennis Gibbs, both of New York, and William Gibbs of Savannah, Ga.; three sisters, Maxine Gibbs and Mabel Simpson, both of New York, and Grace Gibbs of Norfolk; 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Salem Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. C.Z. Bowser. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, April 12, 1991; pg. 2D)

GIBBS, Eleanor Myrtle Parker

Mrs. Eleanor Myrtle Parker Gibbs, 75, of 1523 Gillespie St., Fayetteville, and formerly of Hyde County, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Cape Fear Medical Center, Fayetteville.  No services will be held locally.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in South Hampton, Va., on Oct. 5, 1930. She was the daughter of the late William Harrison Parker and Josie Whitehead Parker. She attended the South Hampton schools. She was married to William Arvel Gibbs, who preceded her in death in December of 2000. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ in Fairfield.  Survivors include one son, Gerald “Jerry” Gibbs of Fayetteville; two brothers, Arthur Lee Parker of Emporia, Va., and Lynn Parker of Sedley, Va.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gibbs family.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, September 2, 2006)

GIBBS, Elizabeth Dill

ZEBULON - Elizabeth Dill GIBBS, 88, of Zebulon, formerly of Swan Quarter and Wendell, died Jan. 22, 1999 at Guardian Care. A native of Hyde County, she was born on Nov. 2, 1910, the daughter of the late Edgar and Bessie Mann Gibbs. She was a graduate of East Carolina College and taught many years in Johnston County (Corinth Holders) and Alexandria, VA schools. Surviving is a niece, Joan Simpson Turner of Atlanta; great- nephew, Eric Maynard of Fuquay and great-niece Andrea Maynard of Seattle, WA. She was predeceased by her sisters, Katie Mann Gibbs Simpson and Ella Dill Gibbs Murrow. A memorial graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 1999 at St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lake Landing Historical District in Hyde County with Reverend Stephen T. Dunstan officiating. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell. (News & Observer (Charlotte) - January 27, 1999)

GIBBS, SR., Ellis Benjamin

Ellis Benjamin GIBBS, SR., 87, of 34705 U.S. Highway 264, Engelhard died Wednesday evening, December 24, 2008, at his home after a lengthy illness.  Born in the Gum Neck Community of Tyrrell County on October 10, 1921, he was the son of the late Joseph L. and Frances Swindell Gibbs. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps at New Holland and later in the U. S. Army Infantry Division during World War II and spent his working years as manager of Engelhard Shrimp, Fish and Oyster. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Pastor Russell Smith and Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery.  Surviving are his wife, Maclyn Faye Gibbs; three sons, Ellis B. Gibbs, Jr. and wife, Connie of Pantego, Barry Gibbs and wife, Portia of Fairfield, Tommy Gibbs and wife, Amy of Burlington KY; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by two brothers, Lem Gibbs and Barney Gibbs.  The family extends to Community Home Care and Hospice a special expression of thanks for their care and support.  The family will receive friends at the home in Engelhard and at the church during the hour prior to the funeral service.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, December 27, 2008)

GIBBS, JR., Elmus Alfonza

SWAN QUARTER - Mr. Elmus Alfonza GIBBS, JR., 70, of 2106 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter, died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery with Steve Bryan and the Rev. Candace Worth officiating.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on June 28, 1933. He was the son of the late Elmus Alfonza Gibbs Sr. and Annie Giles Gibbs. He married the former Sybil Sadler, who survives. He retired as a security guard from the N.C. Department of Transportation, Ferry Division, in March 1997. He was a veteran of the Army, having served during the Korean War.  Survivors include a son, Elmus Alfonza "Al" Gibbs, III of Washington, and a daughter, Marlena Dawn Gibbs Braddy of Washington.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dan Gibbs, Sr. and John H. Gibbs.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, and other times at the home.  (The Washington Daily News - Monday, April 12, 2004)

GIBBS, Emily Spencer

ELDERLY HYDE VISITORS INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASH - Hyde emergency officials, along with the N.C. Highway Patrol, closed a portion of N.C. 94 for about two hours Sunday to provided landing space for East Care helicopters after a fatal accident occurred on the Mattamuskeet Lake causeway, according to N.C. Highway Patrolman Darrell Pugh.  At about 2:30 p.m. Marsha Roper, 60, of Bath, driving a Toyota Avalon was stopped in the middle of N.C. 94 about one mile south of Fairfield when her vehicle was struck from behind by another Toyota Avalon driven by Rexie Gibbs, 71, of Goldsboro.  Pugh said Gibbs was traveling 55 miles per house upon impact and apparently didn't see the stopped motorist.  In the vehicle with Gibbs was his wife Mavis, 71, and his mother-in-law, Emily Gibbs, 94, also of Goldsboro.  In the car with Marsha Roper was Glen Roper, 60, also of Bath, as well as Janice McGowen, 62, and Dwight McGowen, both of Greenville.  Paramedics pronounced Emily Gibbs dead on the scene.  The remaining passengers involved were all transported to the hospital, with two of the passengers air-lifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital.  The remaining  four were transported by Hyde EMS to Pungo District Hospital.  The body of the deceased was taken to a medical examiner, according to Pugh.  An eye witness said the cars came to rest on opposite sides of the road facing the late.  As of press time, the official report was still pending approval and it was unknown if charges were filed.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 10, 2009; pg. 6A)

Emily Spencer GIBBS, 94, long time resident of North Lake Rd., Fairfield and more recently a resident of Brookdale-Sterling House in Goldsboro, died Sunday, March 8, 2009.  Born in Hyde County, February 11, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Kizzy M. Spencer. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and since moving attended the Church of Christ in Goldsboro.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Leon Williams, Phil Emmert and Doug Gibbs will officiate. Burial will follow in the Robert Carson Gibbs Family Cemetery on North Lake Rd.  Surviving are a daughter, Mavis Gibbs and husband Royce of Goldsboro; a son, Donald Gibbs and wife, Linda of Greenville; grandchildren, Melanie Gates and husband, Bruce of Goldsboro; Clifton Gibbs and wife, Judith of High Point; Carol Pereira and husband Sean of Durham and Cameron Gibbs of Greenville; great-grandchildren, Siobhan Crum, and husband, Jason, Meghan Classen, Daniel Gibbs, Stacie Gates, Michael Gates; step-grandchildren, Stella Ann Campbell and Nellie Benting; and several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by brothers Clinton Spencer and Burien Spencer; sisters, Janie Rhodes and Marie Williams.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, March 11, 2009)

GIBBS, Erecll Rethelle Gibbs

Mrs. Ercell Rethelle GIBBS, 91, of the White Plains community, Hyde County, and a longtime resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at Cross Creek.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, with Scott Sukeforth, Raffael Farrow Jr. and Linda Barbee officiating. Burial will follow in Middletown Memorial Cemetery.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in the Mt. Pleasant community of Hyde County (now Gull Rock), on Dec. 22, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Ruffin and Addie Filmore Payne Gibbs. She was married to Wilton Atmore Gibbs, who preceded her in death. She and her husband operated a store in the White Plains community for many years. She was a member of the former Middletown Christian Church.  Survivors include one son, Jessie Robert Gibbs Sr. of Engelhard; one daughter, Marilyn G. Farrow of Engelhard; one sister, Edna G. Willis of Morehead City; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, and other times at the home of her son, 2247 White Plains Road, Engelhard.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, November 15, 2005)

GIBBS, Etta

Ms. Etta GIBBS, 86, of 302 Cumberland St., Brooklyn, N.Y., died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Brooklyn Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Faithful Hannah Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Brown Memorial Cemetery, Engelhard.  Ms. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on Aug. 24, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Lessie Gibbs. She had been employed in housekeeping.  The family will receive friends at the home of Doris Weston, 1044 Goshen Road, Engelhard.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, September 18, 2004)

GIBBS, Evelyn Frances Culpepper

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Evelyn Frances Culpepper GIBBS, 58, of Olivet Circle in Elizabeth City, died at her residence Tuesday, January 3. She was a native of Norfolk, Va., and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Melvin Culpepper and Mrs. Rosalind Willis Mosley of Elizabeth City. She was a member of Aragona Baptist Church. Besides her mother, she is survived by four daughters: Frances V. Cuthrell and Joyce V. Cahoon, both of Fairfield, Jackie Vaughn of Chesapeake, Va., and Elizabeth V. Cowell of Elizabeth City; one son, Willard Edward Vaughn, Jr. of Hertford; and 13 grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, January 6, at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery in Virginia Beach. Twiford's Northside Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 5, 1995; pg. 6A)

GIBBS, Evelyn Pinner

Mrs. Evelyn Pinner GIBBS, 65, of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A funeral will be conducted at the graveside at 2 p.m. Monday in Creef Cemetery, East Lake, with Scott Sukeforth officiating. Born in Elizabeth City on Oct. 13, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Hubert Pinner and Julia Twiddy Pinner. She grew up in the East Lake community in Dare County and later moved to Hyde County. Survivors include two sons, Darrell Lee Simpson of Williamston and Michael Scott Simpson of Swan Quarter; three daughters, Arlene S. Harris, Elizabeth "Sissy" Sadler and Beverly S. Miller, all of Swan Quarter; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Bonner Lee Pinner, Epton Pinner and Tommy Smith; and a sister, Nora Jane P. Bateman. The family will receive friends at Soule United Methodist Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and other times at the home of Bud and Arlene Harris on Juniper Bay Road. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (Washington Daily News - Sunday, November 2, 2003)
 

GIBBS, Evone Douglas

ENGELHARD - Evone Douglas GIBBS, 79, of Route 1, died Tuesday, December 23, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on August 13, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Selby and Elizabeth Harris Douglas. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and a former member of Hyde County #213 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are three sons: Robert Leon Gibbs of Wake Forest, Jesse Harold Gibbs of Fayetteville, and Clyde B. Gibbs of Pinetown; a daughter, Jo Ellen G. Cutrell of Engelhard; two brothers: Harry Douglas of Elizabeth City and Horace Douglas of Moyock; five sisters: Clydia Mae Brinkley of Virginia Beach, Va., Virginia Nobles of Manteo, Mary Alice Bland of Robersonville, Earlene Daw of Plymouth, and Elizabeth D. Gibbs of Engelhard; 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by brothers: Earl Lee Douglas, Carroll D. Douglas and Eugene Douglas, and a granddaughter, Gloria Denise Gibbs. Funeral services were held on Friday, December 26, at the family plot in Soule cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 28, 1997; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, Florence O'Neal

SWAN QUARTER - Florence O'Neal GIBBS, 87, of Route 1, died Wednesday, May 6, at Cross Creek Health Care Center where she had been a resident for a few weeks. Born November 16, 1910 in the Lake Landing community of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Sudie Berry O'Neal. She was the widow of Frank Gibbs who died in 1955. She was a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church and had been a resident of the Swan Quarter community for more than 60 years. Surviving are four sons: Richard Eugene Gibbs, Archie Lee Gibbs and Elbert Lewis Gibbs, all of Swan Quarter, and Joseph Allen Gibbs of Huntingtown, Md.; a daughter, Mary Louise G. Rivas of Alto, New Mexico; a sister, Estelle O. Smith of Dunn; two brothers: Charlie O'Neal of Engelhard and Allen O'Neal of Belhaven; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Dean Gibbs and brothers, Harry O'Neal and Herbert O'Neal. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery with Rev. Bill Wilson officiating. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 7, 1998; pg. 11A)

GIBBS, SR., Floyd Guy

ENGELHARD - Floyd Guy GIBBS, SR., 79, of Golden Street, died early Friday, August 23, at his home. Born in Hyde County on June 7, 1917, he was the son of the late Ewell and Annie J. Spencer Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was a commercial fisherman and was a well-known guide who served hunters for more than 40 years. He also operated a game room in Engelhard between 1975 and 1985 and took special time with many young people. Surviving are his wife, Nina Cutrell Gibbs; two sons: Henry Lane Gibbs and Floyd G. "F.G." Gibbs, Jr., both of Engelhard; a sister, Etha G. Marshall of Autumnfield of Belhaven; and 3 grandchildren. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by brothers: Henry, Leslie, Nat and Abbott; and a sister, Viola G. Paul. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery. Steve Bryan will conduct the service. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 25, 1996; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, Frances Alexander

SWAN QUARTER - Frances Alexander GIBBS, 71, of Swan Quarter and for several weeks a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Thursday, November 21 at Cross Creek.  Born in Fairfield on October 19, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Webb and Patsy Sawyer Alexander.  She was the widow of Richard Eugene Gibbs who died March 17.  Surviving are her son, Stacy E. Gibbs of Lusby, Md.; three sisters: Nora, Sarah and Tina; and 3 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the graveside in Soule Cemetery.  Steve Bryan will officiate.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 24, 2002; pg. 12A)

GIBBS, Frank

Mr. ______ GIBBS drowned at Bath on Monday. He was originally from Hyde County. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, March 15, 1894; pg. 3; column 2)

BATH ITEMS - A young man, Frank GIBBS, who recently moved here from Hyde County, was taken with a fit, fell into the creek and drowned. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, March 22, 1894; pg. 2; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

GIBBS, Frank

SWAN QUARTER - Frank GIBBS, 96, a resident of Cross Creek Nursing Home, died December 5.  He was born in Hyde County on January 12, 1906 to the late Toy and Mary Harris Gibbs.  He was a widower.  Surviving are nieces and nephews.  Mr. Gibbs was a member of Star of Zion Church of Christ in Fairfield and was a farmer.  Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 9 at the Harris Family Cemetery in Fairfield.  Bishop A.E. Brooks officiated.  Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 10, 2002; pg. 6A)

GIBBS, Frankie

MIDDLETOWN - Frankie GIBBS, 15, of Middletown, became the fourth person to die of accidental drowning this year in Hyde County when he was drowned Monday afternoon while swimming with a group in a pool at Middletown. The boy reportedly got out unto the water over his head and went down about 4:45 p.m.. His body was recovered about an hour later and he was pronounced dead by Dr. H.J. Liverman. Coroner Pratt Williamson ruled an inquest unnecessary. Funeral services for the victim were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Engelhard Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. A.W. Huffman and the Rev. Walter P. Armstrong. Burial was in the family cemetery. He was the son of B. Frank Gibbs and the late Lydia Neal Gibbs of Middletown. He was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church and a student at Engelhard High School. Surviving in addition to his father are his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Neal of Washington, N.C; three brothers and four sisters [not named]. (The Coastland Times - Friday, August 5, 1955; pg. 5)

GIBBS, Gene

Gene Gibbs, 69, of 351 Kilkenny Road, the Kilkenny Community, Fairfield, died Sunday, October 31, 2010, at his home.  Born in Hyde County, March 7, 1941, he was the son of the late Joseph Abram and Estelle Brickhouse Gibbs.  He was married to the former Frances Hassell who survives.  He worked through the years with Richmond Cedar Works, First Colony Farms, Pat Simmons Farms and as a mechanic for H. L. Sadler, Jr. .  He was a member of Nazareth Church of Christ.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Gibbs Family plot at Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Pastor Jimmy Davenport will officiate.  Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Johnny Gibbs of Creswell and Dexter Gibbs and wife, Crystal of Gum Neck; two sisters, Hazel Butler of Rehobeth Beach, Delaware and Helen Heffner of Garner.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Tuesday evening between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

GIBBS, Geneva Pledger

FAIRFIELD - Geneva Pledger GIBBS, 84, died Thursday, January 13 at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter. Born in the Gum Neck community in Tyrrell County, January 27, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Samuel T. and Benettie Berry Pledger. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ where she was also active in the Ladies' Aid and was also a member of Extension Homemakers. Surviving are her husband, Henry Jones Gibbs; two sons: Coley G. Gibbs of Fairfield and David L. Gibbs of Bath; a daughter, Janice Faye Williams of Fairfield; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; and a niece, Clydia Gibbs of California. Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by brothers, Alton Pledger, Ira Pledger, and Melvin Pledger; and sisters, Katie Cahoon, Caddie Gibbs and Gladys Pledger. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 15 at the gravesite in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard with Norman Miller and Phil Emmert officiating. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 16, 2000; pg. 12A)

GIBBS, George [child]

HYDE COUNTY - Mr. George Gibbs of the Ridge had a little four year-old child burned to death last week. (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Tuesday, March 8, 1892)

GIBBS, George Thomas

ENGELHARD - George Thomas GIBBS, 82, lifetime resident of Route #1 and most recently a patient at Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Sunday, January 26, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on November 9, 1914, he was a son of the late George Dallas and Laura Elizabeth Williams Gibbs. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and following that service he returned home where he spent most of his working years as a commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Middletown Christian Church. Surviving is a brother, Huron J. Gibbs of Engelhard. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by a brother, Carl T. Gibbs, who died in August 1941. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the family plot in St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Lake Landing. The Rev. James Davenport and Steve Bryan officiated. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 28, 1997; pg. 5A)

GIBBS, Gerald Windley

ENGELHARD - Gerald Windley GIBBS, 73, a retired painter, died June 23, 1990, in a Nags Head nursing home. Mr. Gibbs, a native of Engelhard, was an Army veteran of World War II. He was the widower of Nancy Elizabeth Sanderson Gibbs. Survivors include two daughters, Doris and Linda, both of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Grace Miller of Nashville, Tenn., and Ida Gwynn of Columbia, N.C. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Amity Methodist Church Cemetery by Leon Williams. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, N.C. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, June 24, 1990; pg. 2B)

GIBBS, Gladford E. Ray

Gladford  E. Ray Gibbs, Sr., 90, of  North Lake Road, Engelhard, died Friday night, September 26, 2008 at Cross Creek Health Care Center. Born in Hyde County, June 18, 1918, he was the son of the late Frank and Lydia O’Neal Gibbs.  He was married to the former Violet Mae Gibbs who preceded him in death.   He was a retired farmer and a veteran of the armed services having served in the U. S. Army. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Gibbs Family Cemetery near his home.  Phil Emmert will officiate.  Serving as pallbearers will be Tommie Tinker Gibbs, Timmy Gibbs, Landa Gibbs, Roscoe Modlin, Eric Olson and Lee Harrington.  Surviving are three sons, Raymond Roy Gibbs of Fairfield, Gladford  E. Ray Gibbs, Jr. of Columbia and Joseph Franklin Gibbs of Lumberton; two daughters, Caddie Lilley of Bath and Adenia Olson of Washington; two sisters, Hazel G. Pledger of Engelhard and Lila  Mae Manning of  Washington; half-brothers and half-sisters, Grace Gibbs Bell of Ayden, Cleaven Gray Gibbs of Engelhard, Curly Bradshaw Gibbs of Durham, Betty G. Cofield of Washington, Loye G. Parrish of Clayton, Benjamin Frank Gibbs, Jr. of Engelhard, Sophia G. Lynn of Raleigh, Glenda Gibbs Blinson of Clayton, David Isaiah Gibbs of Washington, Dianne G. Kaleel of Clayton, Mickel Andy Gibbs of Engelhard and Brenda Lee Gibbs of Raleigh; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, William Arvel Gibbs, William Selby Gibbs, Hilda Beasley, Frankie Gibbs, Beulah Cahoon and Melsey Gray Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter on Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and other times at the home of Roy and Ava Gibbs, 19743 N. C. Highway 94, Fairfield.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, September 28, 2008)

Julia Dale Harrison wrote the following on 2/17/2009: The Washington Daily News incorrectly spelled the names of  my Aunt & Mother. My Aunt is Grace Gibbs Ball and my Mother is Betty Lue Gibbs Coffield. They were Uncle Gladford's half sisters.

GIBBS, Guy A.

ENGELHARD - Guy A. GIBBS, of Engelhard, died early Thursday in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late Huron A. and Lydia Spencer Gibbs. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, a member of the American Legion Post #211, Middletown Christian Church and was a retired operator with the North Carolina Highway Commission (DOT). Surviving are five sisters: Miss Henrietta Gibbs, Miss Zula Gibbs, and Mrs. Alma G. Sutton, all of New Bern; Mrs. Nell G. Forehand of Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. Elwanda G. Outlaw of Edenton. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. on Saturday in Middletown Christian Church. Dr. Frank Wibiral is officiating and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests that memorials may be made to Middletown Christian Church, Route #1, Engelhard. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 3, 1991)

GIBBS, Hallett Ward

ENGELHARD - Hallet Ward GIBBS, 91, died Friday, May 2 at Britthaven of Washington.  Born in Hyde County on October 8, 1911, he was the son of the late Seth and Mary Brinn Gibbs.  He was married to Meatrice Gibbs who preceded him in death.  He was a retired tugboat captain with Southern Materials Corp. and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a chief warrant officer and was a member of the Engelhard Baptist Church.  He was a member of Mattamuskeet Lodge #328 AF&AM and Sudan Temple.  Surviving are two daughters: Norma G. Gibbs of Grimesland and Carolyn G. Williford and husband Charles of Engelhard; a son, Larry W. Gibbs and wife Bettie of Manteo; two sisters: Delma Russell and Madeline Bunch, both of Belhaven; five grandchildren: Steve Williford, Michael Williford and wife Kathy, Ricky and Sonny Gibbs and Vicky Payne; three great-grandchildren: Any Payne and wife Lisa, Chase Williford, and Kevin Williford; and a great-great-grandchild, Alexandria Payne.  He was preceded in death by three brothers: Ira Blount Gibbs, Harold Bride Gibbs and Fitzgerald Gibbs; two sisters: Evelyn Gibbs and Ola Singleton.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery.  Steve Bryan will officiate and Masonic graveside rites will be afforded by Mattamuskeet Lodge #328 AF&AM.  Arrangements are by Byran Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 4, 2003; pg. 14A)

GIBBS, Harold Norris

ENGELHARD - Harold Norris GIBBS, 41, died Tuesday, February 18 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Born in Beaufort County on Feb. 1, 1962, he was the son of the late Harold Bride and Sheila Blanche Midgette Gibbs.  He was a graduate of Mattamuskeet School, class of 1980, enjoyed baseball and tennis and spent his working years in commercial fishing and carpentry.  He was presently working with Wayne Marshall, builder.  Surviving are his son: Zachary Shannon of Hampton, Va.; his brother: Tommy Midgette of Engelhard; his uncle, Hallett Gibbs who resides at Britthaven of Washington; four aunts: Louise Knickerbocker and Annie Payne, both of Portsmouth, Va., and Delma Russell and Madeline Bunch, both of Belhaven.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the graveside in Gibbs Family Cemetery on North Lake Road in Engelhard.  Scott Sukeforth will officiate.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 20, 2003; pg. 12A)

GIBBS, Henrietta Isabelle

Miss Henrietta Isabelle GIBBS, 94, of 2108 High School Road, New Bern, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at the home of her niece in Hyde County, where she had lived for the past few years.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in New Bern Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Seagle officiating.  Miss Gibbs was born in Hyde County on Nov. 21, 1911. She was the daughter of the late Huron Augustus and Lydia Spencer Gibbs. She attended the Hyde County schools, and lived most of her adult life in New Bern. She spent her entire career working for the former Belk-Tyler Company and later worked for and retired from Belk’s. She was a member of First Baptist Church, New Bern, where she was active in church activities.  Survivors include two sisters, Nell G. Forehand and Elwanda G. Outlaw, both of Chesapeake, Va.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Burnell Gibbs and Guy Gibbs and two sisters, Zula Gibbs and Alma G. Sutton.  The family will receive friends at the home of Joyce and Wayne Daniels, 645 Great Ditch Road, Engelhard.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, November 23, 2005)

GIBBS, Henry Brian

CHOCOWINITY - Henry Brian GIBBS, 75, died December 20, 1996. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late Fred and Nancy Gibbs. He was a retired maintenance employee and electrician with Singer Furniture Inc. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army where he obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are three sons: Henry B. Gibbs, Jr. of Roper, Jeffery E. Gibbs, Sr. and Stevie Gibbs, both of Chocowinity; a daughter, Jessie M. Bell of Washington; two brothers: Robert Gibbs of Engelhard and Stewart Gibbs of Fairfield; three sisters: Doris Meekins and Alma Gibbs of Engelhard and Christine Williams of Swan Quarter; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Gibbs. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gibbs Family Cemetery in Engelhard. Phil Emmert will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter was in charge. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 22, 1996; pg. 12A)

GIBBS, Henry Jones

FAIRFIELD - Henry Jones GIBBS, 84, died Friday night, May 26 at Pungo Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on June 29, 1915, he was the son of the late Christopher Lee and Virginia Sue Gibbs. He was married to the late Geneva Pledger Gibbs who died January 13. He was a retired farmer and fisherman and was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are two sons: Coley G. Gibbs of Fairfield and David I. Gibbs of Bath; a daughter, Janice Faye G. Williams of Fairfield; three brothers: Jack Blount Gibbs and John Adams Gibbs of Engelhard, and Curtis Ray Gibbs of Fairfield; a sister, Margarette Gibbs of Engelhard; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; a special niece, Clydia Gibbs, who was reared in the home and now resides in California. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by three brothers: Walter Lee Gibbs, Bradford F. Gibbs and Marvin F. Gibbs. Funeral services were held Monday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. Norman Miller and Douglas Gibbs officiated. The family will receive friends at the home of Leon and Janice Faye Williams of Fairfield. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 30, 2000; pg. 6B)

GIBBS, Henry Jones

Henry Jones Gibbs, 62, of Wanchese, NC died Tuesday, December 11, 2007 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mr. Gibbs, born in Hyde County, NC, was a commercial fisherman and attended Manteo First Assembly of God. He was the son of the late William F. Gibbs and the late Donnie Davison Gibbs Ambrose. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Gibbs and a brother, Walton Samuel Gibbs.  Mr. Gibbs is survived by his wife, Jennie Hassell Gibbs of the residence; a daughter, Amy Gibbs Wilson of Colington; a brother, James Ray Gibbs of Wanchese; and two grandchildren, Kayla Gibbs and Briana Wilson.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ron Denham, Rev. Jerald Craddock and Joey Fagley officiating. Burial will be in the East Lake United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and at other times at the residence at 126 Brothers Lane, Wanchese.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

GIBBS, Henry L.

At the last meeting of our Bar Association, there were Six Memorials in behalf of our fallen brethren. At our next meeting, one year hence, only the Infinite Mind of God can tell how many, and who shall be summoned to cross the river of the Great Beyond.  On April 3d. 1919, Hon. H. L. Gibbs, a Member of the Pamlico County Bar, died with pneumonia in St. Luke's Hospital, New Bern, North Carolina, where he had gone for treatment only a few days prior thereto. Mr. Gibbs was born in Hyde County, August 12th, 1861, where he lived to the age of maturity. On June 24th, 1890 he married Miss Olivia Farrow who was also of Hyde County. By said marriage there are five children: Mrs. H. M. Jacobs, New Bern, North Carolina, Mr. Sylvester Gibbs, Beaufort, North Carolina, Margaret Gibbs, age twelve, Florence Gibbs, age eleven and Lenn Gibbs age nine. Mr. Gibbs also left one brother, Mr. Seth Gibbs, Beaufort, North Carolina, and one sister, Mrs. F. M. Simmons of Washington, D. C.  His sudden death was indeed a great shock to his family and many friends for it was not generally understood that his illness was serious.  He first began the practice of law in Craven County about thirty (30) years ago. From Craven he came to Pamlico about twenty-five (25) years ago. After several years successful law practice, he became interested in the Public Schools of Pamlico County, and on July 4th, 1904, he was elected to fill the unexpired term of P. J. Daniels, deceased, a member of the Pamlico County Board of Education. He continued to serve as a faithful and diligent member of this Board, rendering great service to the schools of the County, until December 9th, 1909 at which time he was elected County Superintendent of the schools of Pamlico County, which position he held until January 6th, 1913, at which time he resigned as County Superintendent to represent Pamlico County in the Legislature of 1913. At this session of the Legislature, the State created the North Carolina Fisheries Commission and Mr. Gibbs was appointed by Governor Craig as State Fish Commissioner which position he was still holding at the time of his death.  Mr. Gibbs is a distinct loss to his County and State, Our hearts mourn in sympathy for his bereaved family whose loss will be so keenly felt, for the dear little boys and girls which he left behind only about a year prior to the death of their father also lost their mother. "Death separates, but it also unites. It unites whom it separates."  (Proceedings of the Twenty-first Annual Session of the North Carolina Bar Association – August 1919)

GIBBS, Henry W.


(New Bern Tribune (New Bern, NC) - Aug. 10, 1933; pg. 1 - Digital image taken by David A. French from microfilm)

(New Bern Tribune (New Bern, NC) - Aug. 11, 1933; pg. 1 - Digital image taken by David A. French from microfilm)
Who were Henry's parents?   The above obituary states Henry was a "native of Hyde County".  If anyone has more information on Henry Warrington Gibbs please e-mail me or David A. French

June 25, 1862 Carteret Co., NC - Henry Gibbs marries Mary Ann Jones.

Hyde Co., NC Confederate Roster - Could this be Henry Warrington Gibbs?
Gibbs,  Henry W.; Private; Co. H, 10th NC Reg't. (1st Artillery)

July 9, 1870 Carteret Co., NC Census (Beaufort Twp.) - Henry Gibbs, age 29, Shoe & Boot Maker; Mary A., age 24, Keeping House; Minnie, age 2, at home.

June 2, 1880 Johnston Co, NC Census (Town of Smithville) - H.W. Gibbs, age 38, Boot & Shoe Maker; Mary A., age 35, wife; Minnie, age 12, daughter; Charles C., age 9, son; Virginia, age 2, daughter; Laura Sneed, black, age 21, servant; Willie Sneed, black, age 4, son of Laura

June 5, 1900 Craven Co., NC Census (New Bern - rented home on 41 East Front St.) - Henry W. Gibbs, age 57, born September 1842, married 38 yrs, Shoemaker; Mary A., wife, age 55, born March 1845, married 38 yrs, 8 children/5 living; Lucy W., daughter, age 19, born Nov 1880; single; Zadie, daughter, age 12, born Aug 1887; at school; Hardy J. Lewis (son-in-law), age 23, born Nov 1876; married 0 yrs, Marine Engineer; Virginia Lewis, age 21, born Sept 1878, married 0 yrs, no children.

April 1910 Craven Co., NC Census (New Bern - rented home on 41 South Front St.) - Henry W. Gibbs, age 67, married 48 yrs, Shoemaker; Mary A., wife, age 63, married 48 years, 8 children/4 living; Zadie, daughter, age 22, single, law office stenographer; Louise Morning, granddaughter, age 22, single, milliner.

Jan. 20, 1920 Craven Co., NC Census (Twp. #8 - New Bern - rented home on 4 Ave. C) - H. W. Gibbs, age 78, no occupation; Mary, wife, age 76; Zadie Martin, daughter, age 29, divorced, court stenographer; Sarah K. Martin, granddaughter, age 7.  [Note: Zadie Gibbs married Edwin Dorsey Martin between 1910-1913]

April 2, 1930 Craven Co., NC Census (New Bern - 43 National Ave.) - Oscar A. Kafer, head, age 57, 1st married at age 29, Theater Manager; Lucy G. Kafer, wife, age 46, 1st married at age 19; Henry W. Gibbs, father-in-law, age 90, widower, 1st married at age 23, invalid, Civil War veteran.

August 9, 1933 Craven Co., NC Death Certificate - Henry Warrington Gibbs passes away at 12:30 pm.  It notes that he is a widower.  His birth date is noted as 12 September 1835, age 97 years, 11, months and 28 days.  He is retired.  He was born in Fairfield, Hyde County, North Carolina.  It does not list his parents or where they were born.  The informant was Mrs. Laughinghouse.  Dr. Charles Duffy treated him for Rt? Hempbloia?, myrocardits? and senility.  He attended him from August 5-9, 1933.  D. G. Smaw was the undertaker.

GIBBS, Hilda Maggie

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Hilda Maggie GIBBS, 90, of Engelhard, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at home.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Middletown Cemetery with Steve Bryan and James Scheffeler officiating.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on Sept. 25, 1914. She was the daughter of the late Everette Lee and Eva Ballance Midgette. She was married to Edward Sullivan Gibbs, who preceded her in death. She was a longtime member of the former Middletown Christian Church.  Survivors include four sons, Jimmy Gibbs, Jesse Gibbs and Jerry Gibbs, all of Engelhard, and Jackie Gibbs of Scotland Neck; one daughter, Mary Jean Gibbs of Fairfield; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Tillett.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, August 23, 2005)

GIBBS, Horace Gregory

ENGELHARD - Horace Gregory GIBBS, 83, of Route 1, died Thursday, March 19, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on November 29, 1914, he was the son of the late Charles Frank and Kathleen Spencer Gibbs. He was a retired general manager of C. Gilbert Gibbs Store in Engelhard, a former member of Engelhard Rotary Club and a member of the Engelhard United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Carma Credle Gibbs; a sister, Elizabeth G. Shipman of Durham. Other survivors include nieces and nephews: Carma Starr Davis of Greenville, Rodney C. Gaylord of Cheaspeake, Va., Blair Meador of Smithfield, Va., Sue Blake of Durham, and Milton Shipman of Clayton. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by a sister, Robena Gibbs Cox in 1986. Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Amity United Methodist Church at Lake Landing with the Rev. L. Ray Sparrow and Steve Bryan to officiate. Burial was to follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 22, 1998 and Tuesday, March 24, 1998)

GIBBS, Hugh Blair

ENGELHARD - Hugh Blair GIBBS, 81, died Saturday, April 13, at his home. Born in Lake Landing in 1914, he was the son of the late Early and Ella Mae Sadler Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received five bronze service stars. He worked in the Norfolk shipyard as a civil service employee for several years and was a retired farmer. He was a member of Middletown Christian Church. Funeral services were held Monday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Steven Bryan officiated. Surviving are three brothers: Malcolm O. Gibbs of Rt. #1, Herbert S. Gibbs of Martinsville, Va., and Larry W. Gibbs of Portsmouth, Va.; four sisters: Hazel M.G. Silverthorne, Earline G. Jones, Ella Mae Cahoon and Marva G. Gibbs, all of Chesapeake, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbur Carl Gibbs in 1967. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 16, 1996; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, SR., Hugh Linwood

ENGELHARD - Hugh Linwood GIBBS, SR., 87, of Gull Rock Road, died Wednesday, February 5 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Bath on September 6, 1915, he was the son of the late Ozrow B. and Picola Carawan Gibbs. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard, the Merchant Marines and the Civilian Conservation Corps, and crossed the equator twice during his service period. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Mildred Mason Gibbs; a son, Hugh Linwood "Buddy" Gibbs, Jr. of Engelhard; two daughters: Carol G. Harris of Engelhard and Kathy M. Gibbs of Lincoln, Nebraska; two brothers: Jimmy Ray Gibbs of Chesapeake, Va. and Chesley Gibbs of Swan Quarter; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Verna G. Carawan; four brothers: John B. Gibbs, Romelus Gibbs, Max Gibbs and Calvin C. Gibbs. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the family plot in Brooks Cemetery, Gull Rock. Scott Sukeforth and Steve Bryan will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 6, 2003; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, JR., Hugh Linwood

Hugh Linwood "Buddy" Gibbs, Jr., 61, of 464 Lazy Lane, Engelhard, died Tuesday December 13, 2011 at home.  Born October 19 1950, he was the son of the late Hugh L. Sr. and Mildred Mason Gibbs, he was married to Lois Ange Gibbs who preceded him in death.  He was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church and of the Atlantic Lodge A.F.&A.M. #294. Buddy loved to fish, hunt, ride his Harley Davidson and spend time with his family.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday December 17, 2011 at the family plot in the Brooks Family Cemetery, Scott Sukeforth and George Merrick will officiate.  Surviving are two sons, Linwood Gibbs, III of Garner and Kevin B. Gibbs of Greenville; a daughter Shannon G. Mooney of Ponzer; two step-sons Gino Gasparrini and Paul Gasparrini; a step-daughter Lori G. Fijal all of Massachusetts; two sisters Katherine Gibbs and friend Randy Schmidt of Gull Rock; Carol G. Harris of Engelhard; seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren  In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a granddaughter Angel S. Gibbs.  The family suggest that donations be made the Brooks Cemetery Fund, c/o Angela Matthews, U.S Highway 264, Engelhard NC 27824.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Bryan Funeral Service.   (Bryan Funeral Service)

GIBBS, Huron Jefferson

MIDDLETOWN - Huron Jefferson GIBBS, 95, longtime merchant of Hyde County, died Friday, January 8, at Pungo District Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Burrus Gibbs; a son, Al Gibbs of Middletown; one granddaughter and one great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Service of Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 10, 1999; pg. 8A)

MIDDLETOWN - Huron Jefferson GIBBS, 95, of Hyde County, died Friday, Jan. 8 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County, he was the son of the late Dallas and Laura Williams Gibbs. He operated the Huron Gibbs Store in Middletown for many years and was a member of the Engelhard Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Burrus Gibbs; a son, Al Gibbs of Middletown; one granddaughter, Lorna; and one great-grandson, Dillon. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the graveside in St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery at Lake Landing. The Rev. James Davenport, Sam Eburn, Jr. and Steve Bryan officiated. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 12, 1999)

GIBBS, Ina Jones

SWAN QUARTER - Ina Jones GIBBS, 83, of Highway 45, died Saturday, March 27, in Cross Creek Health Care Center where she had been a patient for several months. Born in the Ponzer community of Hyde County, February 26, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Timothy A. and Minnie Cahoon Jones. She was married to James Elwood Gibbs who survives. She worked for many years as a clerk in the U.S. Post Office in Swan Quarter and was a member of Swan Quarter Christian Church. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon G. and Reid Sadler of Swan Quarter; a sister, Meredith J. Sawyer of the Ponzer community, Route #1, Belhaven; and two granddaughters: Andrea Sadler and April Sadler of Swan Quarter. Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Jones and a sister, Ludie B. Cartwright. Funeral services were held Monday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Raffael Farrow, Jr. and Steve Bryan officiated. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 30, 1999; pg. 11A)

GIBBS, Ina V. McKinney

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Ina V. McKinney GIBBS, 82, of 346 Tomahawk Trail, was the daughter of the late Robert Clifton McKinney and Martha Lucas (Patsy) Gibbs McKinney and the widow of Charlie A. Gibbs. She was born Sept. 25, 1893 in Hyde Co., N.C. and died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1976 in a Hampton, Va. hospital. She was a member of Victory Blvd. Church of Christ, Portsmouth, Va. Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Carolyn Gibbs Britt of Hampton, Va. and Miss Paula M. Gibbs of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons: Marler A. Gibbs of Greenville, N.C. and Robert E. Gibbs of Chesapeake, Va.; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Ellis Latham McKinney (Dec. 15, 1964), Morgan Clifton McKinney (April 12, 1965) and Calvin Bishop McKinney (May 29, 1966). A funeral service was held Saturday at 3:30 P.M. in Snellings Funeral Home by the Rev. David Eveland. Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Va. The family was at 328 Plainfield Ave. Great Bridge, Chesapeake, Va. (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, February, 6, 1976) [Submitted by Morris McKinney of Virginia Beach, Va.]

GIBBS, Ira Blount

ENGELHARD - Ira Blount GIBBS, 80, of Route 1, died Friday, May 23, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on December 22, 1916, he was the son of the late Seth Washington and Mary Brinn Gibbs. He was a retired sea captain for Allied Towing Company and was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Annie Allen Gibbs; a son, Jamie Lee Gibbs of Engelhard; three daughters: Sandra D. Gibbs of Cottageville, S.C., Sheila A. Robertson of Norfolk, Va., and Mary Ann A. Buchanan of Delangha, Georgia; a brother, Hallett W. Gibbs of Engelhard; two sisters: Madeline Bunch and Delma Russell, both of Belhaven; four grandchildren: Christopher Dale Land of Cottageville, S.C., Ronnie Rhodes of Norfolk, Va., Mark Buchanan and Loris Buchanan, both of Delangha, Ga. No funeral service is planned at this time. Bryan Funeral Service is serving the Gibbs family. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 27, 1997; pg. 8A)

GIBBS, Jack Blount

ENGELHARD - Jack Blount GIBBS, 79, of Engelhard, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at his home.  Born in Hyde County on March 18, 1925, Mr. Gibbs was the son of the late Christopher Lee and Virginia Agnes Gibbs. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Gibbs was also a retired dairy farmer and a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. . Rafael Farrow, Jr. and Doug Gibbs will officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery.  Surviving Mr. Gibbs are his wife of 57 years, Rena Williams Gibbs; two sons, J. Landa Gibbs of Holly Springs and Timmy A. Gibbs of Engelhard; three daughters, Wanda A. Mann of Troutville, Va., Gennie G. Williams of Swan Quarter and Esther Gail Stout of Appomattox, Va.; a sister, Margarette Gibbs of Engelhard; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by brothers Tom, Curtis, John A., Henry Jones, Walter Lee and Marvin Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at the home, and the body will lie in state at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter until moved to the church for the funeral on Tuesday.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, July 6, 2004)

GIBBS, James Audry

ENGELHARD - James Audry GIBBS, 59, died Sunday, October 9 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Engelhard on November 28, 1945, he was the son of Margarette G. Gibbs and the late George Thomas Gibbs.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam Era and earned the National Defense Service Medal.  He spent his working years as a commercial fisherman.  He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wendesday, Oct. 11, at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard.  Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving in addition to his mother are two sons: James A. Gibbs, Jr. and Jacob Thomas Gibbs, both of Wanchese; a sister, Barbara Jean Gibbs of Engelhard and one granddaughter.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Tuesday evening between 7 and 8 p.m. and other times at the home of his mother in Engelhard.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 11, 2005; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, SR., James Colen

James Colen Gibbs, Sr., 74, of 904 Parsonage Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, September 6, 2013 at his residence.   A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late James Mettrell Gibbs and Emma Gray Gibbs and the husband of June Jennings Gibbs of the residence.  He was a retired mechanic with the City of Elizabeth City, a member of First Christian Church, Eureka Lodge 317 AF & AM, and New Bern Scottish Rites Consistory # 3. >Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Peggy Manning and husband Ricky of Sanford, NC and Teresa Moore and husband Jeff of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, Jamie Gibbs and wife Ellen of Elizabeth City, NC; three sisters, Ersel Ross of Great Bridge, VA, Jean Price and Sherry Williams both of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, Milton “Gibby” Gibbs of Elizabeth City, NC and Jerry Gibbs of Shiloh, NC; five grandchildren, Kacey Perry and fiancé Brian Weatherly, Kolby Manning, Kolton Stevens and fiancé Colleen Antley, Cole Gibbs, and Caleb Gibbs; and one great granddaughter, Allie Grace “Pretty Girl” Stevens. A memorial service will be Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church with the Rev. Perry Turner officiating.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society Relay for Life, 930-B Wellness Dr. Greenville, NC  27834.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Gibbs family.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

GIBBS, James Elwood

SWAN QUARTER - James Elwood GIBBS, 86, of Swan Quarter, and more recently a resident of Sailor's Snug Harbor at Sea Level, died late Sunday, February 6, 2005, at Carteret County General Hospital.  Born in Hyde County, August 14, 1918, he was the son of the late James Benjamin and Elizabeth Cahoon Gibbs. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in North Africa and the European Theatre. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Good Conduct Medal while serving in the First Division, Company B, 26th Infantry Regiment. He was wounded at Faid Pass, North Africa on February 1, 1943. He was married to the former Ina Jones who preceded him in death. He was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church and as a part of his love for community, he was one of the ten men who pledged the original money to build the first Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department building. He was a retired maintenance foreman with the N.C. Department of Transportation.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Raffael Farrow Jr. and Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are a daughter, Sharon G. Sadler and her husband Reid of Swan Quarter; two granddaughters, Andrea Sadler and April Sadler of Swan Quarter; a very special sister-in-law, Meredith Sawyer and her husband Floyd of Washington.  The family acknowledges with grateful hearts all the love and kindness shared by the staff at Sailor's Snug Harbor while living there, and to the physicians and staff at Carteret County General Hospital for their many expressions of care.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Tuesday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Reid Sadler, 20375 U.S. Highway 264, East.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, February 8, 2005)

GIBBS, James Otis

Mr. James Otis Gibbs, formerly of 258 Bayview Road, Bath, died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Holly Grove Disciples of Christ with the Rev. Johnson Hazel officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Gibbs was born June 12, 1926, the son of the late Charlie and Bertha Gibbs. He attended the Hyde County Schools. He was married to Vera Garnett Gibbs, who preceded him in death. He pastored the Macedonia, the Morning Star, the Mt. Calvary and the St. Delight Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). He was a deacon at the Antioch Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Brooklyn, N.Y. He was past chairman of the council board of the Washington & Norfolk District Assembly Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), and a former member of the ordination board and past chief of the South Albemarle Union.  Survivors include two daughters, Thersa Tyler of Sumter, S.C., and Arlesa Rambert of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three sons, Randy James Gibbs and Larry Gibbs, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Richard Oden of San Antonio, Texas and a host of grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vanessa; five sisters and six brothers.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, August 6, 2007)

GIBBS, JR., James P.

MANTEO - James P. GIBBS, JR., 44, died Nov. 28 in his home. He was a native of Hyde County and was a member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Junis Gibbs of New York; three daughters: Junis Gibbs, Vanessa Gibbs and Bessie Gibbs; and two sons: James Gibbs and Gene Gibbs, all of New York; his parents, Bethanie Gibbs and James Gibbs, Sr., both of Engelhard; six sisters: Dorothy McNeill of Delaware, Sylvia Shaw, Hilda Farrow, Jennie Gibbs, and Justine Gibbs, all of Engelhard, and Janice Gonzalez of Rocky Mount; four brothers: Herbert Gibbs of Jacksonville, Leon Gibbs of Japan, Leland Gibbs of Swan Quarter, and Gary Gibbs of Engelhard; and 9 grandchildrn. Funeral services were held Sunday in Mount Plesant Baptist Church by the Rev. J.C. Chance. Burial was in the Community Cemetery. Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - December 12, 1989)

GIBBS, James Williford

ENGELHARD - James Williford GIBBS, 57, of Route 1, died Thursday, April 6, at his home. Born at the family home on March 11, 1936, he was the son of V. Willa Gibbs and the late Locker Isaiah Gibbs. He worked for a number of years as a merchant seaman in the Norfolk, Va. area. He later worked as a commercial fisherman and farmer and had retired due to his health. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. He is survived by his mother of the home. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in the family cemetery next door to his home. Phil Emmert will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 9, 1995; pg. 2A)

GIBBS, Jamie Lee

ENGELHARD - Jamie Lee GIBBS, 42, of Engelhard, died at his home on Feb. 8, 2005.  Jamie was the son of the late Ira Blount and Annie R. Allen Gibbs. He was a long-time employee of Farrow's Red and White Grocery in Engelhard.  He is survived by three sisters, Sandra D. Steward of Wichita Falls, Texas, Sheila Robertson of Portsmouth, Va., and Mary Ann Buchanan of Dahlonega, Ga.  A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bryan Funeral Service. The family will receive friends following the service until 8:30 p.m.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, February 12, 2005)

GIBBS, Jenness C.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Jenness C. GIBBS, 85, died Friday, September 22, at his home. Mr. Gibbs was the husband of Dorothy Burrus Gibbs. A native of Engelhard, he was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard where he served in World War II and from Oceana where he worked as a civil servant. He was a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM; 32 Degree Mason for 56 years; Scottish Rites for 56 years; Sudan Temple AAONMS Shrine Temple for 55 years. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Janice Lucero and Bonnie Fortenberry, both of Virginia Beach; and three grandchildren: Gary Dowdy, Jr., Melinda Dowdy Kurent, and Thomas Fortenberry, III. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Bernice Gibbs. services will be held at Hollomon Brown Funeral Home in Virginia Beach on Monday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m. A graveside service will follow at Manteo Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 24, 2000; pg. 12A) [This obituary has an error in it. Mr. Gibbs' wife, Dorothy Burrus, died in 1996. See the below Coastland Times obituary for Dorothy Burrus GIBBS.]

GIBBS, Jesse B.

Died in Hyde County on Sunday morning 23rd November, Jesse B. GIBBS, High Sheriff of the county, aged 38 years 9 months. (North State Whig - Wednesday, December 10, 1851; pg. 2; column 6) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

GIBBS, Jesse Harris

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Jessie Harris GIBBS, 90, of Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at her home.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Leon Green Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Harris Cemetery in Fairfield.  Mrs. Gibbs was born April 6, 1914, to the late Bena S. Harris and Edward Harris Sr. She was a seafood processor.  Survivors include two sons, Willie E. Gibbs of Engelhard and Marlowe G. Gibbs of Norfolk, Va.; one daughter, Grace E. Green of Engelhard; two brothers, Edward J. Harris of Norfolk, Va. and the Rev. Kirt T. Harris of Pantego; one sister, Clydia B. Allen of New York; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, May 15, 2004)

GIBBS, Jim W.

AGED NATIVE OF HYDE DIES IN COLUMBIA - Funeral services for Jim W. GIBBS, 83, who died Friday, January 7, at 8:30 p.m. in the Columbia Hospital, were conducted at the Missionary Baptist Church at Gum Neck on Sunday at 3 p.m. by Rev. Joe Brickhouse, pastor of the Christian Church of which he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Gibbs was a native of Hyde County but had been living in Gum Neck for several years. He was a farmer. Pallbearers were Milton Cohoon, Worth Cohoon, Louis Combs, Felton Combs, Ellis Gibbs, and James Wood. The church choir sang "Sweet Bye and Bye" and "Abide With Me". Dana Williams sang "Under His Wing". (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 14, 1955; pg. 2)

GIBBS, JR., Joe

SWAN QUARTER - Joe GIBBS JR., 92, of Quarter Road, died Oct. 9, 2004. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, October 15, 2004)

GIBBS, Joe Lee

Mr. Joe Lee GIBBS, 76, of 6512 Tampico Court, Fayetteville, and formerly of Engelhard, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at Highsmith Rainey Hospital. A funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Mt. Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery, Engelhard.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on Aug. 31, 1929. He was the son of the late Hubert Midgette and Angie G. Bowden. He attended the Hyde County schools. He was married to Annie Louise Jones Gibbs, who preceded him in death April 26, 2006. He was a member of New Branch Lodge No. 785. He was a member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, China G. Wright of Fayetteville; four sons, Blarrie Gibbs and Derwood Gibbs, both of Fayetteville, Joe L. Gibbs Jr. of Maryland, and Gary Gibbs of Florida; two brothers, Claudius Bowden and Bernell Gibbs, both of Delaware; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the Gibbs home in Engelhard.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, August 5, 2006)

GIBBS, John Adams

ENGELHARD - Mr. John Adams GIBBS, 76, of Engelhard, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard with Steve Bryan officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Tactical Wing from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Mr. Gibbs was born in Hyde County March 1, 1927, to the late Christopher Lee and Virginia Agnes "Jennie" Gibbs. He was married to Olive Gibbs, who preceded him in death in 1990. He served in the Coast Guard and later transferred to the Air Force, retiring in 1971. Following his retirement, he spent his time in farming and commercial fishing in Hyde County. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.  Survivors include two sons, Kenneth A. Gibbs and Richard B. Gibbs, both of Engelhard; two daughters, Patricia G. Austin and Julia G. O'Neal, both of Ocracoke Island; one brother, Jack Gibbs of Engelhard; one sister, Margarette G. Gibbs of Engelhard; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by five brothers, Walter Lee, Henry Jones, Tom Gibbs, Marvin Gibbs and Curtis Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, February 22, 2004)

GIBBS, John Bannister

AUTO ACCIDENT VICTIM'S RITES HELD AT HOME - Funeral services were held Tuesday for John Bannister Gibbs who was killed Saturday night in a traffic accident on the Suffolk road near Portsmouth, Va. The rites were held at the home of the victim's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ozrow B. Gibbs of Lake Landing. Burial was in Soule Cemetery. Two friend who were in the car with Mr. Gibbs are reported in critical condition. Although the car belonged to Mr. Gibbs, one of his friends was said to be driving it. The care had pulled out around a trailer truck. In trying to get back into the line of traffic the right front of the Gibbs car plunged into the left rear of another trailer truck. Mr. Gibbs, who was 31 years old, was born Jan. 1, 1920 at Lake Landing. He was reared in the community but in recent years had lived in Norfolk where he was salesman for a bread company. He served in the Navy two years. The young man is survived by his wife, Mrs. Peggy Forbes Gibbs, who formerly lived at Morehead City; two children: Linda Ann and Johnny; his parents; a sister, Mrs. Mack Carawan of Engelhard; six brothers: Romulus and Max Gibbs of Norfolk, H. Linwood, Chesley B. and Jimmy of Lake Landing and Calvin C. who is in service.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, September 14, 1951; pg. 8)

GIBBS, John Norfleet

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - John Norfleet GIBBS, 87, of Pocaty Road, died Monday, March 4, 1996, in Chesapeake. Mr. Gibbs was born in Engelhard, N.C., and was the son of the late Syl Berge and Mary Louise Midgette Gibbs. He was a retired crane operator with IUOE #147 and was a charter member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. He was a member of Fairview Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Alethia Pauline Gibbs; his daughter, Mitzie Hastings and husband George W. Hastings of Chesapeake; two sisters: Mollie Gibbs of Edenton, N.C. and Rosa G. Toler of Wanchese, N.C.; and three grandchildren: Dr. Harold J. Addington and wife Kathy of Virginia Beach, Va., Dinah Sue Hastings and Henry Clint Hastings, both of Chesapeake. The funeral will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. today in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home. Ministers Gerald L. Stemm and Ted Clifton will officiate. Interment will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. (The Virginian-Pilot - March 6, 1996; pg. B4) [Submitted by Ann Byrnes LaDue of Virginia Beach, Va.] and also The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 5, 1996)

GIBBS, John O.

ENGELHARD - John O. GIBBS, 93, one of Engelhard's most loved men, died suddenly while sitting in a chair shortly after supper Friday night. He had been making his usual rounds about the business district, talking with his friends. He lived with a daughter, Mrs. Dennis Selby. His wife, Jennie, died about 7 years ago. He was a man with a remarkable memory about the history and the people of his county, and one of the most highly regarded men in Hyde County. He had a wide circle of friends throughout the state. Mr. Gibbs is survived by the following children: Israel of Engelhard, Walter of Seven Springs, Herman of Manns Harbor, Emmett of Norfolk, Mrs. Eura Swindell of Bath, and Mrs. Selby of Engelhard. (The Coastland Times - Friday, May 20, 1955; pg. 10)

GIBBS, Joseph Thomas

Mr. Joseph Thomas "J.T." GIBBS, 68, a resident of Belhaven, died at Pitt Memorial Hospital Friday, Aug. 6, 2004.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Belhaven Community Cemetery. Pastor Craig Hagen will officiate.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Hyde County Dec. 8, 1935, the son of the late Bland Gibbs and Kattie Mac Gibbs. He graduated from John A. Wilkerson High School in Belhaven. Mr. Gibbs was in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany where he met his wife, Doris Ursula Ludwig. They were married Aug. 5, 1960. After Mr. Gibbs' discharge from the Army, he and his wife moved back to the Ponzer community. In 1968 they moved to Belhaven. He was the owner of J.T. Gibbs Dragline Service.  Along with his wife of 44 years, Mr. Gibbs is survived by one son, Steven Thomas Gibbs of Hyde County; one brother, Benjamin Gibbs of Ponzer; two sisters, Nellie Gray Martin of Ponzer and Annie Mae Hatfield of Currituck; and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and at other times at the home.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, August 8, 2004)

GIBBS, Joseph Tillman

ENGELHARD - Joseph Tillman GIBBS, 61, of Engelhard, died Saturday night in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Swan Quarter on November 25, 1933, he was the son of the late Ellis O and Nannie Sanderson Gibbs. He was a member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ and was a retired commercial fisherman. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Ann Weston Gibbs; a step-son, Flave Gibbs of Brunswick, Georgia; two step-daughters: Kay Frances Gibbs of Raleigh, and Mary Ann Greene of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Linwood Russell Gibbs of Goldsboro; four sisters: Wilma Gibbs of Fairfield, Yvonne Karm of Grand Prairie, Texas, Clara Spencer of Raleigh, and Nancy Jefferson of Chocowinity; 1 step-grandchild. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by a brother, Ellis Leon Gibbs, in 1981, and a sister, Juanita Spargur, in 1989. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the gravesite in Fulford Cemetery. Rev. Albert Stuck and Phil Emmert will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 6, 1994; pg. 11A)

GIBBS, Josephine Brinn

Mrs. Josephine Brinn GIBBS, 79, of 11106 North Lake Road, Engelhard died Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, in Johnston County Memorial Hospital in Smithfield.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Life Assembly of God with pastor Jim Wells and pastor Azariah Jeyakumar officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery next door to her home.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on Dec. 30, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Bertha Sawyer Brinn. She was married to Benjamin Franklin Gibbs, who preceded her in death. She was a member of New Life Assembly of God in Engelhard.  Survivors include five sons, Cleaven G. Gibbs of Engelhard, Curley B. Gibbs of Youngsville, Benjamin F. Gibbs Jr. of Engelhard, David I. Gibbs of Washington and Mickel A. Gibbs of Engelhard; seven daughters, Grace G. Ball of Ayden, Betty G. Coffield of Washington, Loye G. Parrish of Clayton, Sophia G. Lynn of Raleigh, Glenda G. Blinson and Dianne G. Kaleel, both of Clayton, and Brenda Gibbs of Raleigh; one stepson, Gladford Gibbs of Engelhard; two stepdaughters, Hazel G. Pledger of Engelhard and Lila Mae G. Manning of Chocowinity; a twin brother, Joseph Lee Brinn of Oxford, Mich., and two others brothers, James Lynn Brinn of Palatka, Fla., and Clarence Brinn Jr. of Manteo; 45 grandchildren; 24 step-grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lena Lee Gibbs; two grandsons, Curley Bradshaw Gibbs Jr. and Paul Byrd; four brothers, Grady, Hallet, Gordon and Robert Brinn; one sister, Grace B. Tibbetts; three step-sons, William A. Gibbs, William Selby Gibbs, Frankie Gibbs; and two step-daughters, Hilda G. Beasley and Nelsie Gray Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at the New Life Assembly of God Monday evening from 7 to 9 and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, January 14, 2007)

GIBBS, Judy

Ms. Judy Gibbs, resident of Hoffman, NC, formerly of Engelhard, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday Jan. 29, 2010, 6 p.m. at Southern Pines Elementary School. Condolences may be forwarded to the Gibbs Family, Post Office Box 95, Hoffman, NC 28347. Arrangements by Percell Funeral Home, Southern Pines. Local arrangements by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, January 28, 2010)

GIBBS, Laura Mann

SWAN QUARTER - Laura Mann GIBBS, 78, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Monday, December 12. Born in Engelhard on December 19, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Ritta Gibbs. She lived in Plymouth, Fairfield and Swan Quarter during past years. She attended Pleasant Grove Church of Christ until her health declined. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Gibbs family cemetery, Route 1, Engelhard. Steve Bryan will officiate. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edison Brickhouse in Swan Quarter and will assemble at the gravesite prior to the service. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 13, 1994; pg. 8A)

GIBBS, SR., Leamon Gray

ENGELHARD - Leamon Gray GIBBS, SR., 77, died September 20 in Greenville. Mr. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on March 13, 1924 to the late Osier and Lena B. Gibbs. He was a fisherman and a member of Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ in Engelhard. He is survived by a son, Leamon L. Gibbs of Engelhard; four brothers: Edward Gibbs of Engelhard, Lonnie Gibbs of New York, Glendale Gibbs of Hampton, Va., and Osier Gibbs of Virginia; five sisters: Ollie Howard and Lillian Spencer of Engelhard, Sallie Spencer of Kinston, Lena Gibbs of Norfolk, Va., and Dorothy Collins of Engelhard; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, with burial following in Brown Memorial Cemetery in Engelhard. Arrangments by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 23, 2001; pg. 14A)

GIBBS, JR., Leland

Leland Gibbs, Jr., 68, of 805 Beulah Road, Scranton died Sunday June 16, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.  Born in Hyde County, September 21, 1944 he was the son of the late Leland, Sr. and Myrtle Armstrong Gibbs. He was married to the former Carolyn Sawyer who survives.  Leland was a member of Eunice Chapel Church Of Christ where he served as a deacon and taught the adult Sunday School. He enjoyed mechanic work, visiting with people and serving the lord.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Eunice Chapel Church of Christ.  G. C. Richards and Thomas Biggs will officiate. Burial will follow at Soule Cemetery at a later date.  Surviving in addition to his wife is a sister Helen Steptoe and husband J.W. of Scranton.  He was preceded in death by a son John David Price; three brothers Bill Gibbs, Ray Gibbs, Arthur Bell Gibbs; four sisters Willie Mae Bailey, Margaret G. Berry, Doris Gibbs And Linda G. Morris.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

GIBBS, Lem Leon

ENGELHARD - Lem Leon GIBBS, 76, of Big Trout Marina Trailer Park, died Friday, December 29, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Tyrrell County, he was the son of the late Joseph Leland and Frances Swindell Gibbs. He served four years in the U.S. Army during WW II and was recipient of the Purple Heart award. He was married to Jackie Singleton Gibbs who died in 1990. Surviving are two sons: Eric Lem Gibbs of the U.S. Army in Fort Irwin, California, and Kenneth W. Chilcoat of Belhaven; a daughter, Sue Walsh of Lake Forest, Illinois; a brother, Ellis Gibbs, Sr. of Engelhard; and 3 grandchildren. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by a brother, Barney Gibbs. Private interment services will be held on Sunday in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 31, 1995)

GIBBS, Lensey Maxton

ENGELHARD - Lensey Maxton GIBBS, 50, of Engelhard, died Sunday. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, the former Emily Spencer; one daughter, Mrs. Rex Royce Gibbs of Japan; one son, Donald Gibbs of Engelhard; his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Spencer Gibbs of Engelhard; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ Tuesday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Pernell Gallop and the Rev. Mark Woolard officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. (The Coastland Times - March 27, 1964)

GIBBS, Leon

Mr. Leon GIBBS, of Guyton, Ga. and formerly of Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, in Guyton.  The family will receive friends at the home of his brother, Cecil Fonville, of Engelhard.  Arrangements by Whitfield and Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, August 7, 2004)

Mr. Leon GIBBS, 56, of Guyton, Ga., formerly of Swan Quarter, died Tuesday in Guyton.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Star of Zion Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ in Fairfield with Elderess Shelia R. Driver officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on May 26, 1948. He attended Hyde County schools. He was a member of Star of Zion Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by two sons, James Gibbs and Demond Gibbs.  Surviving Mr. Gibbs are two sons, Al Gibbs of Angier and Leon Gibbs of Raleigh; one sister, Perlene G. Adams of New York; three brothers, Robert L. Gibbs of New York, Cecil Fonville of Engelhard and Roy T. Gibbs of Manteo; and four grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Gibbs' brother, Cecil Fonville, in Engelhard.  Arrangements by Whitfield and Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, August 10, 2004)

GIBBS, Linda Shelton

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Linda Shelton GIBBS, 51, died Saturday, May 1, 2004.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Engelhard. Burial will follow in Brown family cemetery, Engelhard.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on Dec. 16, 1952. She was the daughter of Louise Shelton of Hampton, Va., and the late Ervin Shelton Sr. She attended the Hyde County schools. She was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Church.  Survivors include three children, Conessa Shelton of Calaveza, Calif., Kengan Shelton of Rocky Mount and Kalher Shelton of Hampton, Va.; five brothers: Ervin Shelton Jr. and Donnie Shelton, both of Engelhard, Darris Shelton and Michael Shelton, both of Hampton, Va., and pastor Larry Shelton of Virginia Beach, Va.; seven sisters: Devela Shelton and Valeria Mundy, both of Hampton, Va., Monica Bryant of Newport News, Va., Carolyn Benston, Ava Burrus and Romonia Bryant, all of Engelhard, and Connie Spencer of Chocowinity; and six grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Renee Shelton.  The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Carolyn Benston, 1814 Swamp Road, Engelhard. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, May 7, 2004)

GIBBS, Lois Ange

Lois Ange Gibbs, 74, of 464 Lazy Lane, Engelhard, died Thursday, May 29, 2008 at her home.  Born in Hyde County, February 13, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Olivia Williams Ange.  She was married to Hugh “Buddy” Gibbs, Jr., who survives.   She was an avid high school basketball player and devoted several years of her life to the nursing field before becoming a homemaker.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m.Sunday at the family plot in Brooks Cemetery in the Gull Rock Community.  Scott Sukeforth will officiate.  Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Lori Gasparrini Fijal and two sons, Gino Gasparrini and Paul Gasparrini all of Massachusetts; a step-daughter, Shannon Gibbs Mooney of Belhaven; two step sons, Linwood Gibbs III of Garner and Kevin B. Gibbs of Greenville; a sister, Dorothy Ange Williams of Sladesville; eight grandchildren including Brandi the dog; a very special friend, Lucille S. Jones of Engelhard.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

GIBBS, Lois Mann

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Lois Mann GIBBS, 98, of Engelhard and for the past 13 years a resident of Springmoor Retirement Center, Raleigh, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at the Stewart Health Center at Springmoor.  A family burial service will be conducted at the graveside in the Amity United Methodist Church Cemetery on Saturday, April 24, 2004. The service will follow an earlier service for her deceased sister, Mary Mann O'Neal at Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on April 26, 1906. She was the daughter of the late James Emory Mann, M.D., and Mary Elizabeth Windley Mann. She was a former teacher. She was married to Richard Lee Gibbs, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Engelhard United Methodist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Gibbs Harrison of Raleigh and five grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Lee Gibbs Jr. and James Allen Gibbs; and three sisters, Elizabeth Petersen, Katie Wade and Mary O'Neal.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, April 16, 2004)

GIBBS, Lola Midyette

Lola Midyette GIBBS, 89, of Engelhard died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at Moses Cone Hospital Hospice Center in Greensboro. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Engelhard Christian Church. Scott Sukeforth, Steve Bryan and Doug Gibbs will officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery. Born at Middletown in Hyde County on June 4, 1915, she was the daughter of the late James R. and Jennie Gibbs Midyette. Her stepmother was the late Hattie Gibbs Midyette, who died Oct. 20, 1993. Mrs. Gibbs attended school at Lake Landing School and graduated in 1933. She married Durwood Gibbs in 1935 and moved to Engelhard, where they both attended Engelhard Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She was very active in her church as long as her health would permit. She had served as superintendent, chairperson of the church board and church treasurer for 33 years. She taught CYF Youth Class, later taught the Adult Class and served as president of Christian Women's Fellowship. She was a member of Hyde Chapter No. 213, Order of Eastern Star and served as worthy matron for several years. She was appointed and served as grand representative and as district deputy grand matron of the 2nd District.  Mrs. Gibbs was employed at the East Carolina Bank in Engelhard in the home office and later transferred to the Fairfield office as assistant cashier and manager for a total of 32 years. She retired in 1994. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1977 and a son, Larry Jackson Gibbs, in 1947; a brother, Belton Midyette; a sister, Lillian Spencer; a half-sister, Syble Eubanks and a half-brother, James Thomas Midyette. Surviving are two sons, Eric Tracy Gibbs and his wife, Phyllis, of Greensboro and Guy Freeman Gibbs of Alexandria, Va.; a half-sister, Peggy Kennedy of Kinston; two half-brothers, Bruce Midyette of Kinston and Wendell Midyette and his wife, Nancy, of Napa, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home, 34502 U.S. Highway 264, Engelhard.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, December 11, 2004)

GIBBS, Lou Ellen Mason

SWAN QUARTER - Lou Ellen Mason GIBBS, 50, of Route #1, Swan Quarter, died December 19 at her home. A native of Beaufort County, she was the daughter of the late Timothy Paul and Myrtle Lee Ormond Mason. She was a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church, a board member of the WHYC radio community relations board for many years and received their distinguished service award in 1986. She was a lecturer with Weight Watchers for several years in the Swan Quarter area and a long time substitute teacher at Mattamuskeet School. Surviving are her husband, C.J. Gibbs, Jr.; two sons: C. James Gibbs, III of the home and Michael A. Gibbs of Greenville; two daughters: Catherine G. Cahoon of Ayden and Lorraine G. Mooney of Fairfield; a brother, Paul O. Mason of Belhaven; two sisters: Margaret Ann O'Neal of Swan Quarter and Wanda Shavender of Belhaven. Funeral services were held Monday in Swan Quarter Baptist Church with the Rev. C.L. Reynolds, interim pastor, officiating. Burial was in Soule Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 22, 1992; pg. 8B)

GIBBS, Lula Tooley

SWAN QUARTER - Lula Tooley GIBBS, 98, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Saturday, March 20 at Cross Creek. Born in the Sladesville community of Hyde County, June 24, 1900, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Margaret Adams Tooley and the widow of Walter Lyman Gibbs. She spent much of her kife in the Pungo community of Beaufort County and was a member of the Union Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Arnold M. Gibbs of the Leechville community (Rt. 1, Belhaven); a daughter, Esther G. Styron of Davis; 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, at the family plot in Davis Cemetery on Hwy. 45. Steve Bryan will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 23, 1999; pg. 5A)

GIBBS, Lyda Bridgman

SWAN QUARTER - Lyda Bridgman GIBBS, 88, of Swan Quarter, died early August 11 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of the Rose Bay community in Hyde County, Mrs. Gibbs was the daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Mary Elizabeth Tuten Bridgman. She was the widow of Carroll Oland Gibbs. Long active in her church work, she was a charter member of Rose Bay Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for more than 60 years and served as secretary-treasurer of the church for more than 50 years and was active in the Women's Missionary Union among many offices held during the years. She was active and involved in the former Home Demonstration Club and was a Rebekah in the former Swan Quarter Chapter. Surviving are a son, Carroll D. Gibbs of the home; a daughter, Marjorie Gibbs Carawan of Belhaven; 1 grandchild and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Rose Bay Baptist Church. Sam Eburn, Jr., pastor, and the Rev. Phillip Knott, will officiate. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Rose Bay. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 12, 1993; pg. 8A)

GIBBS, Mable Eugenia Pugh

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Mable Eugenia "Jean" Pugh GIBBS, 71, of Swan Quarter and a resident of Williamston House, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Martin County Hospital.  A funeral service will be conducted at the family plot in Soule Cemetery at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with Ernie Williams and Steve Bryan officiating.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Beaufort County May 6, 1933. She was the daughter of Hilda Pugh of Belhaven and the late Noville Pugh, who preceded her in death in 1975. She was married on March 15, 1996 to Dan W. Gibbs, who preceded her in death. She worked at a factory in Belhaven as well as the cafeteria at O.A. Peay School from which she retired. She also worked at the former Jarvis Restaurant in Swan Quarter. She was a volunteer at Cross Creek Health Care Center.  Survivors include a son, Dan W. Gibbs Jr. of Jamesville; a daughter, J. Elizabeth Gibbs of Swan Quarter; her mother, Hilda Pugh of Belhaven; two brothers, Ronald "Buddy" Pugh of Statonsburg and Tony Pugh of Engelhard; a sister, Lynette Sawyer of Pamlico Beach; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, September 7, 2004)

GIBBS, SR., Malcolm O.

Malcolm O. GIBBS, SR., 81, of 626 White Plains Road, the Middletown Community, Engelhard, died early Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at his home.  A Hyde County native, he was born July 2, 1925, the son of the late Early and Ella Mae Sadler Gibbs. He began his career with Pamlico Power and Light Company where he served for 32 years and then served with Tideland Electric Membership Corporation as lineman and Engelhard District Supervisor for 14 years until his retirement.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Steve Bryan and Doug Gibbs will officiate.  Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Earline Marshall Gibbs; a son, Malcolm O. (Mac) Gibbs, Jr. and his wife, Sharon of Engelhard; a daughter, Dawn G. Credle and her husband, Pete of Swan Quarter; two brothers, Larry Gibbs of Engelhard and Herbert Gibbs of Martinsville, Va.; two sisters, Marva G. Cates and Ella G. Cahoon both of Chesapeake, Va.; five grandchildren, Hunter Gibbs, Christian Gibbs, Gina Credle, Beth C. Burt and Todd Credle; and one great-grandson, Blair Grant Gibbs.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Wilbur Gibbs and Hugh B. Gibbs and sisters, Hazel G. Silverthorne and Earline G. Jones.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, August 16, 2006)

GIBBS, Margaret Williams

FAIRFIELD - Margaret Williams GIBBS, 84, died Sunday, February 4 at her home after a brief illness. Born in Hyde County on December 14, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Cecil Norwood and Miranda Brinn Williams. She was the widow of Walter Lee Gibbs who died in 1994. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, the former Swan Quarter Chapter of Rebeccas and a devoted mother. Surviving are five sons: Norwood Lee Gibbs of Engelhard, Bradford L. Gibbs of Columbia, Tommie T. Gibbs and Lefty C. Gibbs, both of Fairfield, and Christopher A. Gibbs of Engelhard; five daughters: Ann G. Tunnell of Swan Quarter, Linda B. Mayo of Engelhard, Nancy Jane G. Webb of Bluefield, West Virginia, Nora G. Hodges of Engelhard, and Margaret E. "Sissie" Gibbs of Fairfield; a brother, Ashley D. Williams of Fairfield; four sisters: Beaula Mae W. Mooney, Edna W. Lewis and Louise W. Sawyer, all of Fairfield, and Amelia "Sugar" Pledger of New Bern; 29 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by a brother, Orville Williams in 1974. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Pleasant Grove Chruch of Christ. Burial will follow in the family plot at Fulford Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 6, 2001; pg. 7A)

GIBBS, Margarette Gibbs

Mrs. Margarette G. Gibbs, 89, of 11150 North Lake Rd., Engelhard, died on Saturday December 31, 2011, at the home of her daughter.  Born May 3, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Christopher Lee Gibbs and Virginia Agnes Gibbs. She was married to George Thomas Gibbs who preceded her in death. She worked as a “green thumb” worker at Hyde County Head Start for several years and as a clerk at the former Farrow’s Red and White. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Funeral Services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at the family plot at Fulford Cemetery, Leon Williams and Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Gean Gibbs and husband Jerry of Engelhard; three grandchildren Eddie Gibbs, Wendy Gibbs and Teddy Gibbs; four great-grandchildren Brandy Gibbs, Allie Gibbs, Kyle Gibbs, and Victoria Gibbs; two great-great-grandchildren Christopher Privett and Lexi Privett.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son James A. Gibbs; brothers, John A. Gibbs, Marvin Gibbs, Tom Gibbs, Walter Lee Gibbs, Henry Gibbs, Curtis Gibbs and Jack Gibbs; a sister Nellie Tyrshc.  The family will receive friends at the home and arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

 

GIBBS, Mary Spencer

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Gibbs, widow of David D. Gibbs and daughter of the late H.S. and Mrs. Mary Guthrie Spencer, who died yesterday in the residence at 4 Morris Place, Cradock, were conducted there this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.  Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery.  Mrs. Gibbs is survived by three daughters, Mrs. G.R. Barrow and Mrs. E.P. Manly of Cradock and Mrs. P.T. Edmondson of Robersonville, N.C.; two brothers, Clarence D. Gibbs of Wilson, N.C. and Carroll O. Gibbs of Swanquarter, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Florence O'Neal of Scranton, N.C.; three half-sisters: Mrs. Will Daniels of Pamlico, N.C., Mrs. Walter Daniels of Belhaven, N.C. and Mrs. Drummond Sadler of Swanquarter; two brothers, Henry Spencer of Swanquarter and Samuel Spencer of Baltimore; one half-brother, Robert Conway of Swanquarter; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Gibbs was a native of Hyde County, N.C.  She had resided in Virginia for the past 25 years.  (Unknown 1943 newspaper obituary provided by Donna Miltier)  [Mary Spencer Gibbs died on March 10, 1943.  View her tombstone in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia]

GIBBS, SR., Matthew

Mr. Matthew Gibbs Sr., 80, of 604 Gladden St., Washington, died Monday, June 30, 2008, at his home.  A funeral service will be conducted Thursday 1 p.m. at Mount Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Elder Jerome Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Gibbs Sr. was born in Hyde County, Nov. 14, 1927, to the late William Gibbs and Mary Gibbs. He attended the schools of Beaufort County.  He was the proprietor of Gibbs Grocery prior to retirement. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Mount Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  He was married to the late Mary Jane Gibbs. Their union was blessed with four children, Matthew Gibbs, Jr. (Anita) of Laurel, Md., Gregory Gibbs of Chocowinity, Joyce Gibbs Forte (Benjamin) of Durham, Jerry Gibbs (Sylvia) of Norfolk, Va. He also leaves another daughter, Michelle Jones of Washington; seven grandchildren, one brother, Charlie Gibbs of Washington. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Gibbs and several siblings.  The family will receive friends at the chapel today, 7-8 p.m.; other times at the home.  Arrangements by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News – Wednesday, July 2, 2008)

GIBBS, SR., Max Edward

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Max Edward GIBBS, SR., 77, of Salton Drive, died July 26. Born in Engelhard, he had retired as the sales manager from Ames and Webb after 34 years. Mr. Gibbs was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was the widower of Lily Harrison Gibbs. He is survived by a daughter, Carolenn Latham of Norfolk, Va.; two sons: Glen Frank Latham of Chesapeake and Max E. Gibbs, Jr. of Milton, Fla.; a sister, Verna Carawan of Engelhard; three brothers: Chesley Gibbs abd Hugh Linwood Gibbs of Engelhard, and Jimmie R. Gibbs of Chesapeake; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Graham Funeral Home , South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. A. Wayne Cook. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 19, 1999; pg. 8A)

GIBBS, Mary Josephine Lanier

ENGELHARD - Mary Josephine Lanier GIBBS, 65, of the Middletown community, died early Tuesday, March 18 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Born in Beaufort County on December 3, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Lillian Carawan Lanier.  She worked for a number of years in the cafeteria at Pungo Christian Academy in Belhaven and later at Etheridge Oil and Gas in Engelhard until her health declined and caused her retirement.  She was a member of the Engelhard Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Al Kenneth Gibbs; a daughter, Lorna G. Quidley of the home; a brother, Herman Lanier of LaGrange; two sisters: Lessie L. Selby of Engelhard and Gladys L. Spruill of Creswell; and a grandson, Dillon Quidley of the home.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery with with Rev. Don Hall, Steve Bryan, and Sam Eburn, Jr. to officiate.  Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by a half-brother, Bill Nichols.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 20, 2003; pg. 6A)

GIBBS, Meatrice

ENGELHARD - Meatrice GIBBS, 83, died Friday at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Verna Gibbs. She was married to Hallett Ward Gibbs and was a member of Engelhard Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Larry W. Gibbs of Manteo; two daughters: Norma G. Gibbs and Carolyn G. Williford, both of Engelhard; a brother, William James Gibbs of Columbia; two sisters: Wilma B. Carawan of Engelhard and Eunice G. Marslander of Belhaven; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by brothers: Verna Gray Gibbs, George Thomas Gibbs and Avery Gibbs, and a sister, Edna G. Payne. Funeral services are set for Sunday at 2 p.m. at Engelhard Baptist Church with the Rev. James Davenport officiating. Burial is to follow in Fulford Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 25, 1996; pg. 14A)

GIBBS, Mildred Burrus

ENGELHARD - Mildred Burrus GIBBS, 97, of the Middletown community, died Monday, May 9 at Cross Creek Health Care Center where she had been a recent patient.  Born in Hyde County on February 3, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Fletcher and Kate Farrow Burrus.  She was the proprietor of the Huron Gibbs Store at Middletown which she operated with her late husband, Huron Jefferson Gibbs.  Her father had founded the store many years ago.  She was a member of the Engelhard Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery at Lake Landing.  Pastor Charlie Reber, Steve Bryan and San Eburn, Jr. to officiate.  Surviving are her son, Al K. Gibbs of the Middletown community; a granddaughter, Lorna G. QUIDLEY and a great-grandson, Dillon Quidley.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Reginald Burrus.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 12, 2005; pg. 14A)

GIBBS, Mildred Mason

ENGELHARD - Mildred Mason GIBBS, 81, formerly of 1000 Gull Rock Road, Engelhard and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, was received by God into heavenly rest on Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Cross Creek.  Born in Hyde County, Jan. 11, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Christopher Roscoe and Minnie Wallace Mason. She and her late husband, Hugh Linwood Gibbs, operated the H.L. Gibbs Store at Last Chance for many years until their retirement. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, where she was very active in church music and the other ministries of the church including the bazaar that was held for many years. She was also very involved in the care of Brooks Cemetery at Gull Rock until her health became impaired.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Bethany Church at Gull Rock. Scott Sukeforth and Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow in Brooks Cemetery.  Surviving are a son, Hugh Linwood "Buddy" Gibbs, Jr. of Engelhard; two daughters, Carol Gilligan Harris of Engelhard and Katherine Mildred Gibbs of Lincoln, Neb.; a sister, Lessie Mason Cuthrell of Engelhard; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Marion Roscoe Mason and Robert Edward Mason.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Wednesday evening between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Carol G. Harris, 615 Swamp Road, Engelhard.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, January 19, 2005)

GIBBS, Minnie Mae

ENGELHARD - Minnie Mae GIBBS, 87, formerly of Engelhard and Route 1, Fairfield, and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died October 31 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Surviving are three step-daughters: Violet Mae Gibbs of Engelhard, Arves Marie Staley of Lousiville, Ky., and Leona Stouse of St. Petersburg, Florida; five step-sons: Sammy Gibbs of Hillsborough, Oliver Gibbs, Clydie Gibbs, Elvin Gibbs, all of California, and Gilbert Gibbs of Hatteras; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral was held Monday in Fulford Cemetery at Engelhard. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 3, 1992) [The below obituary is for the same woman although the age is different and names and places are not consistent.]

GIBBS, Minnie Mae Vernon

ENGELHARD - Minnie Mae Vernon GIBBS, 97, long time resident of Engelhard and Route 1, Fairfield, died on October 31 in Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. She was also a former resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center. Mrs. Gibbs was the widow of Capt. Charlie Gibbs. Surviving are five step-sons: Roy Gilbert Gibbs of Morehead City, Oliver Gibbs and Alvin Gibbs, both of Lodi, California, C.O. Gibbs, Jr. of Durham and Sammy Gibbs of Hillsborough; four step-daughters: Leona Krause of Tampa, Florida, Violet Mae Gibbs of Engelhard, Ovis Stelzig of Louisville, Ky., and Clydie Maltbie of Stockton, California; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral service was held on November 2 in Fulford cemetery in Engelhard. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 10, 1992)

GIBBS, Mollie

EDENTON - Mollie Gibbs, 101, formerly of Engelhard and a long time resident at Britthaven of Edenton, died early Friday at Britthaven. Born in Hyde County October 11, 1902, she was the daughter of the late Sylburge and Mary Louise Midgette Gibbs. She attended the former Engelhard School and devoted her later life caring for her family. Surviving are two nieces: Delma Snith of Chesapeake, Va. and Shirley Decker of Norfolk, Va.; and two nephews: Horace McKinney of Powells Point and George Toler of Wanchese. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Davis Harem Gibbs and John Norfleet Gibbs and wife Alethia Pauline who was Miss Gibbs' guardian until her death; and three sisters: Amanda Gibbs, Lydia Iola G. McKinney and Rosa Gibbs Toler. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 Monday, December 15 at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery. Steve Bryan will officiate. Arrangements will be handled by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 14, 2003; pg. 12A)

GIBBS, SR., Murdock M.

NORFOLK - Murdock M. GIBBS., SR., 79, of the 7600 block of Victory Drive, a retired rigger, died June 3, 1991, in a hospital. Mr. Gibbs, a native of Hyde County, N.C., had retired from Norshipco. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Irene Gibbs; five daughters, Gayle Manners of Virginia Beach, Sissy Mantuaro and Beth Stevenson, both of Norfolk, Shirley Anchors of Chesapeake and Julia Slade of Seabrook, Ga.; a step-daughter, Cornelia Barnes of Moyock; two sons, Murdock Gibbs Jr. of Clarksville, and Rudolph B. Gibbs of Tupper Lake, N.Y.; three sisters: Jane Stroud of Elizabeth City, Myrtle Berry of Savannah, Ga., and Aldean Winslow of Camden, N.C.; a brother, Robert Gibbs of Elizabeth City; 24 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in Magnolia Cemetery by the Rev. Johnny Adkins. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, and other times at the residence. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, June 5, 1991; pg. 2D)

GIBBS, Murl

ENGELHARD - Murl GIBBS, a 54 year old Engelhard man, became Hyde County's first highway fatality for 1956 about 10:30 a.m. Saturday when the pickup truck in which he was riding was hit head-on by an oil truck 1.7 miles south of Middletown. The driver of the oil truck, 21 year old Ashley Duane Williams of near Engelhard, will be charged with manslaughter, it was announced on Monday by the investigation patrolman, W.E. Williams. The 1952 Chevrolet truck owned and driven by Burl Spencer of Engelhard, was traveling south on the rural paved road when met by the north-bound oil truck, a 1954 Chevrolet owned by Coastal Oil Company of Belhaven, Gulf distributor for the area. Patrolman Williams said tracks indicated that the oil truck ran partly off on the right-hand shoulder of the road for about 60 feet and then traveled 38 feet across the road to where the two trucks hit. Other tracks indicated that Mr. Spencer applied this brakes and that his truck skidded for nine feet before the collision. The right-hand front of the oil truck hit the left-hand front of the pickup and the two vehicles came to rest on the west shoulder of the road almost in a small roadside ditch. Mr. Gibbs suffered head and facial injuries and died instantly. Both drivers were hospitalized, Mr. Spencer suffering from shock, cuts on the leg and under the eye, and a broken cheek bone, and Mr. Williams from shock and bruises. The front end of both trucks were demolished and both were estimated as total losses by the patrolman, except for the tank of oil which escaped damage. The exact cause of the accident has not been determined, as patrolman Williams says neither driver has been able so far to shed much light on just what happened. Funeral services for Mr. Gibbs will be held from his home near Engelhard on Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Angus M. Cameron, Rev. W.P. Armstrong and Rev. A.W. Huffman. Burial was in Amity Methodist Church Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maggie Lewis Gibbs; one son, Sullivan Gibbs of Greenville; 2 grandchildren; two brothers: Robbie Gibbs of Fairfield and Early Gibbs of Columbia; two sisters: Mrs. Stanley Armstrong and Mrs. Jessie Hudson, both of Fairfield. Mr. Gibbs was the son of the late John O. and Cora Gibbs of Engelhard. He was a life-long resident of the Engelhard area and a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church near Engelhard. (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 27, 1956; pg. 5)

GIBBS, Nathaniel Oliver

ENGELHARD - Nathaniel (Nat) Oliver Gibbs, age 78, of Engelhard, died Wednesday.  Services were held today at 2 p.m. at the Engelhard Baptist Church, conducted by Bill Loftus, and assisted by the Rev. Frank Rilberal.  Burial followed in the Fulford Cemetery, Engelhard, with Owens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Gibbs was born on Jan 14, 1903, son of the late Ewell P. and Annie Spencer Gibbs.  He was a retired merchant.  Surviving is his wife, Rena Spencer Gibbs, of the home; two daughters:  Mrs. Gilda Marshall, of Engelhard, and Mrs. Hazel Luce, of New Jersey; three sons, all of Engelhard:  Stacy W. Gibbs, Allen E. Gibbs, and Marco E. Gibbs; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Etha Mae Marshall, of Engelhard, and Mrs. Viola P. Baum, of Rocky Mount; and three brothers: Henry B. Gibbs and Floyd Gibbs, both of Engelhard, and Leslie Gibbs of New Jersey.  (Washington Daily News - August 28, 1981)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Art Carawan]

GIBBS, Nelle Baggett

ROCKY MOUNT - Mrs. Nelle Baggett Gibbs, 78, died Sunday.  Funeral, 11 a.m. Tuesday at  Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Thomas Smith.  Burial: Pineview Cemetery.  (Unknown 1968 newspaper obituary provided by Donna Miltier)  [death certificate says Nelle died December 29, 1968]

GIBBS, Nina Cutrell

Mrs. Nina Cutrell GIBBS, 76, of 305 Roper Lane, Engelhard, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A graveside service will be conducted today at 3 p.m. at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery, Engelhard, with Steve Bryan officiating.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on Dec. 17, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Leo and Ludie Bell Hall Cutrell. She was married to Floyd Guy Gibbs Sr., who preceded her in death. She spent most of her working life as a life insurance agent in the Engelhard area.  Survivors include two sons, Henry Lane Gibbs and Floyd G. Gibbs Jr., both of Engelhard; and three grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Cutrell.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, October 16, 2003)

GIBBS, Noah

Noah GIBBS of Hyde County died Saturday night last. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, July 28, 1892; pg. 3; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

GIBBS, Norma Gibbs

Norma G. GIBBS, 73, of 11692 North Lake Road, Engelhard, died Saturday, December 23, 2006 at Tar River Health Care in Greenville. She had been residing at her daughter’s home in Grimesland during her extended illness.  Born in Hyde County, August 30, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Hallett W. and Meatrice Gibbs and was the widow of Marvin Gibbs who died in 1969. She was a graduate of the East Hyde High School and formerly worked as a clerk in the Engelhard Post Office before her illness.  She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Surviving are a daughter, Vickie G. Payne of Grimesland; a sister, Carolyn G. Williford of Engelhard; her grandson, Andrew L. Payne and his wife, Lisa of Rocky Mount; a great-granddaughter, Alexandrea Payne and two great-grandsons, Joseph and Joshua Keel.  Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Larry Gibbs of Manteo.  The family will visit with friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and then proceed to Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard where the funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Scott Sukeforth will officiate.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service obituary posted in January 2006)

GIBBS, Norwood Lee

Norwood Lee Gibbs, 70, of 34722 U. S. Highway 264, Engelhard, died late Sunday, August 9, 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Born in Hyde County, November 1, 1938, he was the son of the late Walter Lee and Margaret Estelle Williams Gibbs.  He spent his working years engaged in farming after serving in the U. S. Coast Guard for four years.  He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in Fulford Cemetery, Engelhard.  Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Marshall Gibbs; a son, Michael Lee Gibbs and his wife, Tanya of Raleigh; three daughters, Heidi Ann Gibbs of Garner, Carey Elizabeth Gibbs of Winterville and Hope Gibbs Hamill and her fiancé, Mitch Hartman of Greenville; four brothers, Bradford “B. L.” Gibbs of Columbia, Tommie Tinker Gibbs and Lefty Carl Gibbs both of Fairfield, Christopher A. Gibbs of Engelhard; five sisters, Ann G. Tunnell of Swan Quarter, Linda B. Mayo of Engelhard, Nancy Jane G. Webb of Edenton, Nora G. Hodges of Engelhard and Margaret “Sissie” G. Gibbs of Fairfield.; grandchildren, Nicole Hamill, Ricky Lee Hamill, Mitchell Hartman, Laura Hartman Knox, Matthew Hartman, Mickey Hartman, Maddux Hartman, Keirsten Scheenks, Audrey Gibbs, Autumn Gibbs and Austin Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Wednesday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Bryan Funeral Home)

GIBBS, Patricia Burrus

ENGELHARD - Patricia Burrus Gibbs, 53, of Cooper Lane, died March 12, 2004 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Mrs. Gibbs, born in Hyde County, was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary E. Burrus.  Surviving are her husband, Ivy G. Gibbs, Sr. of Engelhard; daughters: Ericka Moore of Columbia, Sophia Belle Gibbs of Engelhard and Desadra R. Gibbs of Raleigh; sons: Ivey Burrus and Daniez Burrus, both of Engelhard, and Willie E. Gibbs, Jr. of Raleigh; a brother, Charles Greene of New York; and 9 grandchildren.  A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mattamuskeet High School, Swan Quarter with Rev. Mark Kirk Harris officiating.  Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery in Swan Quarter.  Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 21, 2004; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, Priscilla

ENGELHARD - Priscilla GIBBS, 31, died June 26, 1990, in Engelhard. Mrs. Gibbs, a native of Engelhard, was a member of Star of Zion Disciples Church. Survivors include her husband, Wendell Gibbs; a daughter, Kalisha Gibbs; and two sons, Wendell Gibbs Jr. and Antwan Gibbs, all of Engelhard; her mother, Rosie Lee Whitaker of New York City; and four brothers: Donald Collins and Sammie Whitaker, both of New York City, Tommy Whitaker of New Jersey and Lester Whitaker of Engelhard. The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Star of Zion Disciples Church by the Rev. Allen Brooks. Burial will be in Brown Memorial Cemetery. Rowsom Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - June 28, 1990; pg. 2D)

GIBBS, Ray Mitchell

Ray Mitchell Gibbs, 75, of 4500 Loop Road, Scranton, died Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.  Born in Hyde County, June 6, 1936, he was the son of the late Leland, Sr. and Myrtle Armstrong Gibbs. He was married to the former Leah Williams who survives.  He was a member of the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the family plot in the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Rev. Gary Saffell will officiate.  In addition to his wife surviving are a son, Mitchell Wayne Gibbs and wife Vanessa of Greenville; a granddaughter Mackenzie Ray Gibbs; a brother Leland Gibbs, Jr. and wife Carolyn of Scranton; a sister Helen Gibbs Steptoe and husband J.W of Scranton.  The family will receive friends on Sunday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

GIBBS, Rena Bell Spencer

ENGELHARD - Rena Bell Spencer GIBBS, 85, of Engelhard, died Thursday, April 18, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Engelhard on July 21, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Ellis D. and Retha Williams Spencer. She was married to Nathaniel Oliver Gibbs, who died on August 21, 1981. Mrs. Gibbs was a member of Engelhard Christian Church. Surviving are three sons: Stacy W. Gibbs, Allen E. Gibbs and Marco E. Gibbs, all of Engelhard; two daughters: Gilda G. Marshall of Engelhard and Hazel G. Luce of Bayville, N.J.; a brother, Perry Spencer of Chesapeake, Va.; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A brother, W. Burl Spencer, preceded Mrs. Gibbs in death in 1980. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery with the Rev. Albert Stuck to officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 21, 1996; pg. 2B)

GIBBS, Rena Harris

ENGELHARD - Rena Harris GIBBS, 80, died September 27 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Liston Harris, Sr. and Victoria Cahoon Harris. She was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church and the Happy Hearts Club of Engelhard. She was the widow of Wilbur Carl Gibbs who died in 1967. Surviving are a daughter, Wanda G. Mann of Engelhard; a sister, Sunny H. Midyette of Engelhard; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Steve Bryan officiated. Bryan Funeral service handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 30, 1993; pg. 11A)

GIBBS, Richard Eugene

SWAN QUARTER - Richard Eugene GIBBS, 72, of Swan Quarter and resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Sunday evening, March 17 at Pungo Distirct Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on May 2, 1929, he was the son of the late Frank and Florence O'Neal Gibbs. He worked as a carpenter for many years before his retirement and was also a commercial fisherman. Surviving are his wife, Frances Alexander Gibbs; a son, Stacy E. Gibbs of Lusby, Md.; three brothers: Archie Gibbs and Elbert Gibbs of Swan Quarter and Joe Gibbs of St. Leonard, Md.; a sister, Mary G. Rivas of Ruidoso, N.M.; 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobbie Dean Gibbs. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Steve Bryan will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 19, 2002; pg. 11A)

GIBBS, Rodney Ray

Rodney Ray Gibbs, 57, of 9540 North Lake Rd., Fairfield, died Sunday October 27, 2013 at home.  Born in Hyde County, February 6, 1956, he was the son of Wilma Gray Gibbs and the late Curtis Ray Gibbs. He was married to the former Pamela Bateman who survives. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Rodney loved the outdoors especially hunting and working on the Sound. He was always lending a helping hand to anyone without expecting anything in return.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday November 2, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Russell Smith will officiate.  In addition to his wife and mother surviving is a daughter Cheryl Weston of Engelhard; two grandchildren Laquon Weston and Brianna Weston; a brother C.R. Gibbs and wife Luana of Engelhard; three sisters Vickie G. Porter of Vanceboro, Karla G. Ishak and husband Joseph of Garner and Stella Gibbs of Raleigh; three nieces, one nephew; one great niece and two grand nephews.  The family will receive friends following the service at the home of Mrs. Wilma Gray Gibbs, 9474 North Lake Rd. Fairfield, NC.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

GIBBS, Ronnie Laten

NORFOLK, VA. - Ronnie Laten GIBBS, age 39, husband of Mrs. Lenora Flora Gibbs, died Monday, June 5, 1961 in Indian River City, Florida. Besides his widow, he is survived by a son, Roy Michael Gibbs of Indian River City. He was a native of Fairfield, N.C. and a former resident of Great Bridge, Va. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Indian River City, Civil and Military Masonic Lodge #726 of Bermuda, St. Andrew Royal Arch Chapter #270 of Bermuda, Orlando Consistory, Scottish Rite Bodies and Bahia Shrine Temple. A funeral service will be conducted in Holloman-Brown Funeral Home on Friday, June 9, at 3:00 p.m. by the Rev. Raleigh M. Engle, pastor of Lafayette Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Indian Creek Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will be in the home of Mr. & Mrs. George Flora at West 41st Street, Norfolk. (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, June 8, 1961 and also Friday, June 9, 1961)

GIBBS, Rosa Lee

Mrs. Rosa GIBBS, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center and formerly of Nebraska Road, Engelhard, died Monday, May 7, 2007, at Cross Creek. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Minnie Murray, 630 Juniper Bay Road, Swan Quarter.  Arrangements will be announced by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, May 9, 2007)

Mrs. Rosa Lee GIBBS, 97, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center and formerly a resident of Nebraska Road, Engelhard, died Monday, May 7, 2007, at Cross Creek Health Care Center.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Levi Murray officiating. Burial will follow in the Brooks Cemetery, Engelhard.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on April 24, 1910. She was the daughter of the late Berge Selby and Pinkie Sadler Selby. She attended the Hyde County schools. Mrs. Gibbs was a member of Saint Percy Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). She was married to John S. Gibbs, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include one daughter, Minnie Murray of Swan Quarter; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter. The home is located at 630 Juniper Bay Road, Swan Quarter.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, May 11, 2007)

GIBBS, Roy Gilbert

WANCHESE - Roy Gilbert Gibbs, 92, of Wanchese, NC died on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at his residence.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Engelhard, NC, the son of the late Charlie Olin Gibbs and the late Olivia Lucretia Gibbs.  He was a retired carpenter and commercial fisherman.  Besides his parents, Mr. Gibbs is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Matilda Ann Smith Gibbs, his second wife, Eva Bell Cahoon Gibbs, and third wife, Alberta Van Zandt Gibbs.  He was also predeceased by two children, Michael Gibbs and Brenda Gibbs; three brothers, Edward, Russell and Shirrell, and three sisters, Leona, Violet Mae and Ovis Marie.  Mr. Gibbs is survived by three daughters, Sherleen Johnson of Columbia, SC, Betty Lou Gibbs of Manteo, NC, and Donna Thomas of Wanchese, NC; two sons, Bruce Gibbs of Morehead City, NC and Keith Gibbs of Wanchese, NC; grandchildren, Lynnett, Kenneth, Raymond, Lisa, Eddie, Michael, Blain and Molly; great-grandchildren, Laura, Julia, Brandon and Dominique.  Also surviving are brothers, Oliver O. Gibbs of Fairfield, NC, Charles O. Gibbs of Durham, NC, Alvin B. Gibbs of CA, C. Samuel Gibbs of Hillsborough, NC, and a sister, Clydie Maltbie of CA.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm with Bro. Oliver Gibbs officiating.  Viewing hours will be from 1:00 to 3:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

GIBBS, Ruby Nell Leslie

Mrs. Ruby Nell Leslie Gibbs, 66, of 2727 Nebraska Road, Engelhard, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. A walk-in visitation will open today at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home of Washington. (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, May 1, 2009)

GIBBS, Ruth Juanita Credle

Mrs. Ruth Juanita Credle GIBBS, 80, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.  Viewing will take place today from 2-2:30 p.m. at Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Green Hill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on Feb. 18, 1924. She was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Credle. She graduated from the Beaufort County High School, Pantego. She received a bachelor's degree in education from Elizabeth City State University in 1944. She did further studies at Hampton Institute, Bank Street College of Education and the University of Maryland. She embarked on a 46-year career as a teacher, first in North Carolina and later in New York, where she was licensed as a teacher of common branch subjects and as a kindergarten and nursery school teacher. She also worked in Cambridge, Md. In 1949, she married Prentis Gibbs.  Survivors include one daughter, Joan P. Gibbs. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruth Johnice Gibbs.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, June 3, 2004)

GIBBS, Shelia Blanche Midgette

ENGELAHRD - Shelia Blanche GIBBS, 71, died Sunday, July 2 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County, September 16, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Alice Midgette. She was the widow of Harold Bride Gibbs who died in 1980. She worked for many years with Tideland Electric Membership Corp. as dispatcher. Surviving are two sons: Tommy Midgette and Harold N. Gibbs, both of Engelhard; two sisters: Louise Knickerbocker and Annie Pearl Payne, both of Portsmouth, Va.; and one grandchild. Preceding Mrs. Gibbs in death were brothers: Leslie Midgette and John Small Midgette; sisters: Ruby Quidley, Addie Lee McKinney, Irene Jarvis, Alla Mae Gammon and Lida Bell O'Neal. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gibbs Family Cemetery on North Lake Road in Engelhard. Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 4, 2000; pg. 6A)

GIBBS, Stella Elizabeth Thompson

WASHINGTON - Stella Elizabeth Thompson GIBBS, 71, died Sunday, February 9 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Born in Belhaven on October 26, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Williams and Stella Dixon Thompson and was the widow of Barnie Keith Gibbs who preceded her in death.  She worked for several years with Hyde County Rescue as an emergency medical technician in the Engelhard area and later worked as a nursing assistant in area nursing homes.  She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Washington.  Surviving are two daughters: Frances Gaffney of Washington and Doreen Taylor of Roper; a brother, William Thompson of Grafton, Va.; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby Spencer in 1993.  Funeral services will be held at the family plot in Soule Cemetery on Wednesday at 2 p.m. by the Revs. William Smith and Phil Hayes.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 11, 2003; pg. 6A)

GIBBS, Stewart Edward

Stewart Edward Gibbs was born on June 21, 1941 to the late Fred and Nancy Gibbs of Engelhard, NC. He passed away on April 18, 2010 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  He attended Engelhard High School and graduated in 1962.  He began his career with the NC Forest Service in 1967.  He retired in 2000 with 33 years of service. Stewart was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 294.  He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Patricia Payne Gibbs of Fairfield.  He is also survived by one brother, Robert Gibbs of Engelhard, and one sister, Alma Gibbs of Engelhard.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Gibbs and Joseph Gibbs, and three sisters, Doris Gibbs Meekins, Olive Gibbs, and Christine Gibbs Williams. He is survived by one brother-in-law Steven Payne, and one sister-in-law Beadie Payne Gibbs.  He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.  Although he had no children, Stewart was instrumental in raising some of his nieces and nephews.  They are: Jennifer Gibbs Sadler and her husband Michael, Christal Gibbs and her fiancé Ronnie, Joseph Payne, Michael Dean Sadler and his fiancé Lindsey, and Jenna Sadler. And lastly, his special Buddy, Gizmo. Funeral services will be held at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ in Fairfield, where Stewart was a member, on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 4 p.m., with Russ Smith and Doug Gibbs officiating.  Interment will follow at Fulford Cemetary in Engelhard with full Masonic Rites.  Randy Privett, Jay Eakes, David Eakes, Brock Eakes, Marcus Gibbs, Matthew Gibbs, and Scott Gibbs will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.  The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are by Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

GIBBS, Sullivan Grant

GREENVILLE - Sullivan Grant GIBBS, 71, of E. 8th Street, died Nov. 7. He was a native of Engelhard and graduated from Engelhard High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. West Point in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Gibbs was a career law enforcement officer. Residing in Greenville, he served in the North Carolina Highway Patrol from 1946 until 1949. From 1949 until 1952 he worked as a special agent for the State Bureau of Investigation. In 1952 Mr. Gibbs was appointed Chief of Police for the city of Greenville and served until 1961. During that time he graduated from the FBI Academy at Quantico, Va. From 1961-1962 he worked as a special investigator for the Dept. of Corrections under Gov. Terry Sanford in Raleigh. From 1961 until his retirement, he worked as a special investigator for the North Carolina DOT. Mr. Gibbs was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member and past master of Crown Point Lodge #708, and was a Shriner. Surviving are his wife, Odell Varnell Gibbs; three daughters: Marie G. Grimsley, of Mequon, Wisconsin, Frances M. Gibbs of Roanoke Rapids, and Sharon Spencer of Fairfield; and 5 grandchildren. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Wilkerson Funeral Home. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to the following: American Heart Association in Greenville; The American Cancer Society n Greenville, The Children's Hospital of North Carolina in Thomasville, or to the charity of one's choice. (The Coastland Times - November 9, 1993)

GIBBS, Theodore B.

SLADESVILLE - Theodore B. GIBBS, 85, passed away at his home near Sladesville on Wednesday, January 12th at 1:50 p.m. Funeral services for Mr. Gibbs, life-long resident of Hyde County, will be conducted from Epworth Methodist Church at Sladesville at 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 14, by Rev. A.H. Stone. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. He was born on February 8, 1870 at Middletown, the son of the late Sarah Ann and Morgan M. Gibbs. He engaged in farming until an accident in 1923 forced him to retire, spending much of his time since confined to his home and bed. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Ayers Gibbs, whom he married in 1908; two daughters: Mrs. M.L. Windley of Belhaven, and Mrs. D.W. Sears of Fairfield; 7 grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. B.E. Jennette of Greensboro and Mrs. Charlie Farrow of Ayden; two brothers: G. Dallas Gibbs of Middletown and James Morgan Gibbs of Elizabeth City; and a number of nieces and nephews. (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 14, 1955; pg. 3)

GIBBS , Thyris

FAIRFIELD - Mr. Thyris GIBBS died Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock on January 17. He was over 80 years of age and had been in feeble health quite a number of years. He leaves a wife to whom he was married over 50 years, and a number of children and grandchildren to mourn their loss. (The Daily Economist (Elizabeth City) - Monday, January 29, 1906)

GIBBS, Verna Gray

COLUMBIA - Verna Gray GIBBS, 68, Route 1, died March 17 in Williamston. A native of Tyrrell County, he was the son of the late George and Verna Gibbs and the widower of Beulah Twiddy Gibbs. He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marines. He was a retired timber sales supervisor with West Va. Co. He is survived by one daughter, Jill Phelps of Columbia; one son, Kip Gibbs of Columbia; three sisters: Meatrice Gibbs and Wilma Brown, both of Engelhard and Eunice Marshlander of Belhaven; one brother, William James Gibbs of Columbia; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Albemarle Church of Christ, Columbia with the Rev. Purnell Gallop officiating. Burial will follow in Azalea Memorial Gardens. Walker Funeral Home, Columbia, is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 19, 1991)

GIBBS, Verna Jarvis

ENGELHARD - Verna Jarvis GIBBS, 79, formerly of Goshen Road in the Middletown community and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Healthcare Center in Swan Quarter, died Wednesday, March 12 at Cross Creek.  Born in the Swan Quarter community on February 28, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Justus G. and Wilhelmina Gordon Jarvis.  She graduated from the former Swan Quarter Scholl and was salutatorian of her class and was a member of the former Middletown Christian Church.  She worked for many years with Farrow's Red & White Grocery in Engelhard before declining health led to retirement.  She was the widow of Burnell Linwood Gibbs who died in 1988.  Surviving are a son, William Burnell "Billy" Gibbs of Engelhard; a daughter, Dianna Joyce G. Daniels of Engelhard; and 5 grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by a son, James L. "Jimmy" Gibbs in 1995; two sisters: Mae Jarvis Hodges and Magdalene Jarvis Moseley.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at the gravesite in the Middletown Christian Church Memorial Cemetery.  Scott Sukeforth, Steve Bryan and Doug Gibbs officiated.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 16, 2003; pg. 14A)

GIBBS, Vincent D.

Mr. Vincent D. Gibbs, 58, of New Jersey, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, in New Jersey.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Brown Memorial Cemetery, Engelhard.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 13, 1949. He was the son of Frances Gibbs of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was an Army veteran.  Survivors include one son, V. Diamond Gibbs of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one stepson, Brandon Gibbs of New York; one stepdaughter, Cookie Gibbs of New York; one brother, Mark Edwards of New York and one sister, Agatha Gibbs of Brooklyn, N.Y.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, November 10, 2007)

GIBBS, Viola

Mrs. Viola GIBBS of Engelhard died Monday, May 3, 2004, at home.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, May 4, 2004)

GIBBS, Virginia Dare Mackey

Mrs. Virginia Dare Mackey Gibbs, 83, died Tuesday, April 17, 2007.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Engelhard.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Hyde County on Sept. 10, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Preston and Janie B. Mackey. She was married to Nathaniel Gibbs, who preceded her in death. She had been employed as a production worker.  Survivors include four sons, Nathaniel Gibbs Jr. of Dover, Del., Harry Little Jack Gibbs of Harbeson, Del., Charles Gibbs of Sharptown and Matthew Gibbs of Georgetown; one daughter, Nancy L. Gibbs of Georgetown; two brothers, Gilbert Mackey and William H. Mackey, both of Millsboro; 28 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, April 28, 2007)

GIBBS, Vwilla

ENGLEHARD - Mrs. Vwilla Gibbs, 91, of North Lake Road, Engelhard, and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Cross Creek.  She was born in Hyde County on Dec. 31, 1913. She dearly loved her mother, Julie Gibbs, who preceded her in death. She graduated from the former Engelhard School, was baptized in the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Mrs. Gibbs was also preceded in death by her husband, Locker Gibbs, whom she married in 1933, and her only son, James W. Gibbs.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gibbs family cemetery on North Lake Road. Phil Emmert and Steve Bryan will officiate.  The body will lie in state at Bryan Funeral Service on Friday and until being moved for the funeral.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, July 15, 2005)

GIBBS, Walter Lee

FAIRFIELD - Walter Lee GIBBS, 76, of Route #1, died April 12 at his residence. Born in Tyrrell County in 1917, he was the son of the late Christopher Lee and Virginia Agnes Gibbs. He operated the Walter Lee Gibbs and Sons Dairy for 34 years prior to his retirement in 1986. Mr. Gibbs was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, where he served as church treasurer for many years and was a member and present chairman of the Hyde County Board of Education, where he had served continuously for 37 years. He was honored as All-State School Board Member in 1988 by the School Board Association of North Carolina as representative of District #1. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Williams Gibbs; five sons: Norwood Lee Gibbs of Engelhard, B.L Gibbs of Columbia, Tommie Tinker Gibbs and Lefty Carl Gibbs, both of Fairfield and Christopher A. Gibbs of Engelhard; five daughters: Ann G. Tunnell of Swan Quarter, Linda B. Mayo of Fairfield, Nancy Jane G. Webb of Bluefield, W. Va., Nora G. Hodges of Engelhard, and Margaret "Sissie" G. Gibbs of Hertford; four brothers: Henry J. Gibbs of Fairfield, Jack and John A. Gibbs, both of Engelhard, and Curtis Gibbs of Fairfield; a sister, Margarette G. Gibbs of Engelhard; 29 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by two brothers: Tom Gibbs and Marvin Gibbs. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Phil Emmert and Leon Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery. The family will receive friends at their home. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 14, 1994)

GIBBS, SR., Walton Samuel

WANCHESE - Walton Samuel GIBBS, SR., 56, of Wanchese, died July 7 in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Engelhard, he was the son of Donnie Davidson Ambrose of Wanchese and the late William F. Gibbs. He was the husband of Margaret O'Neal Gibbs of the home. Mr. Gibbs worked for the N.C. Department of Transportation and was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. Besides his mother and wife, he is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth G. Shelton of Wanchese; one son, Walton Samuel Gibbs, Jr. of Wanchese; two brothers: James Ray and Henry Gibbs, both of Wanchese; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were scheduled to be held at the First Assembly of God Church in Manteo on Saturday, July 10, at 3:00 p.m. by the Rev. Ron Denham with burial to follow in the Cudworth Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 11, 1993; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, William Arvel

ENGELHARD - William Arvel GIBBS, 77, died Monday, December 18 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on October 6, 1923, he was the son of the late Frank and Lydia O'Neal Gibbs. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army and worked as a long distance truck driver prior to his retirement and illness. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Parker Gibbs; a son, Gerald T. Gibbs of the home; a grandson, Catling Gibbs of the home; six brothers: Gladford Gibbs, Cleveland Gibbs, Benajmin F. Gibbs, Jr. and Michael Gibbs, all of Engelhard, and Curley Gibbs of Durham and David Gibbs of Washington; nine sisters: Hazel G. Pledger of Engelhard, Lila Manning of Chocowinity, Grace Ball of Ayden, Betty Lou Williamson of Washington, Sophia Lynn of Raleigh, Lois Gibbs, Glenda Lee, Diane Gibbs and Brenda Gibbs, all of Clayton; and his step-mother, Josephine Gibbs of Engelhard. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Gibbs Family Cemetery near the home. Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 19, 2000; pg. 13A)

GIBBS, William Jackson

SLADESVILLE - William Jackson "Bill" GIBBS, 68, of the Sladesville Community, Rt. #1, Scranton, died Tuesday, July 11, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in the Newlands community of Hyde County, he was the son of the late Leland and Myrtle Armstrong Gibbs. He owned and operated B & M Garage with his son for many years. A member of the Eunice Chapel Church of Christ, he was a Sunday School teacher, acting deacon and served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Sawyer Gibbs; a son, Murl Gibbs of the home; two brothers: Ray Gibbs and Leland Gibbs, Jr., both of Rt. #2, Scranton; three sisters: Willie Mae G. Bailey of Apopka, Florida, Margaret G. Berry and Helen G. Steptoe, both of Rt. #2, Scranton. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Bell Gibbs, and two sisters: Doris Lee Gibbs and Linda G. Morris. Funeral services were held Friday in Eunice Chapel Church of Christ. Linwood Adams and Thomas Biggs officiated. Burial followed in Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 16, 1995)

GIBBS, SR., William Selby

CHOCOWINITY - William Selby GIBBS, 71, died Saturday, August 14, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Hyde County on November 1, 1927, he was the son of the late Frank and Lydia O'Neal Gibbs. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He spent his working life as a brick masonry contractor. Surviving are his wife, Alma Koepplin Gibbs of Loma Linda, California; a son, William Selby "Bill" Gibbs, Jr. of Hillsboro, Oregon; three daughters: Pat G. Thorp-Boyd of Angwin, California, Jean G. Wassell of Vacaville, California, and Kris G. Reed of Riverside, California; two brothers: Gladford E. Gibbs abd William Orville Gibbs, both of Engelhard; three sisters: Hazel Pledger of Engelhard, Lila Manning of Chocowinity and Hilda Beasley of Garner; 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; his step-mother, Josephine Gibbs; five half-brothers: Cleaven G. Gibbs of Engelhard, Curley B. Gibbs of Durham, David L. Gibbs of Washington, Benjamin F. Gibbs, Jr. and Michael A. Gibbs, both of Engelhard; seven half-sisters: Gertrude G. Ball of Ayden, Sophia G. Lynn of Raleigh, Lyda Diane Gibbs of Clayton, Betty Lou G. Williamson of Washington, Lois G. Gibbs and Glenda G. Lee, both of Clayton, and Brenda L. Gibbs of Raleigh. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by a brother, Frankie Gibbs and two sisters: Beulah Cahoon and Elsie Gray Gibbs. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the gravesite in the Gibbs Family Cemetery on North Lake Road near Engelhard. Phil Emmert will officiate. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 17, 1999; pg. 6A)

GIBBS, Ms. Willie Bee

Ms. Willie Bee Gibbs, 72, a resident of 1145 Lazy Lane, Engelhard, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Engelhard. The family will receive friends at the home. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, April 14, 2012)

GIBBS, JR., Willis K.

ENGELHARD - Willis K. GIBBS, JR., 80, died Thursday, August 7, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on October 28, 1916, he was the son of the late Willie K. and Addie Hall Gibbs. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a commercial fisherman and farmer and a member of Mattamuskeet Lodge #328, AF & AM. He was married to the former Myrtle Trueblood in 1981 and they lived in Elizabeth City until her death in 1992 when he returned to Hyde County to live. Surviving are three sons: Robert Leon Gibbs of Wake Forest, Jesse Harold Gibbs of Fayetteville, and Clyde B. Gibbs of Pinetown; one daughter, Jo Ellen Gibbs Cutrell of Engelhard; their mother, Evon Douglas Gibbs of Engelhard; a brother, Francis B. Gibbs of Greensboro; two step-sons: Gordon Trueblood of Ottawa, Canada, and Jackie Trueblood of Elizabeth City; a step-daughter, Nancy Hendrix of Elizabeth City; 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by a son, Willie K. Gibbs, III; brothers: Flave Gibbs, Otis Gibbs, and Jody Gibbs; and sisters: Bessie Cahoon and Mamie O'Neal. Funeral services were set for 4 p.m. Saturday at the family plot in St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery at Lake Landing. The Rev. Bill Wilson, pastor of Swan Quarter Baptist Church, will officiate. Masonic rites will be rendered by Mattamuskeet Lodge #328. The family is meeting at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Howard Cutrell in Engelhard. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 10, 1997; pg. 10A)

GIBBS, Zora Winford

Mr. Zora Winford GIBBS a resident of 11258 North Lake Road, Fairfield, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at his home.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at the Robert Carson Gibbs family cemetery on North Lake Road. Leon Williams and Steve Bryan will officiate.  Born in Hyde County, he was the son of the late Thad B. and Dortha Gibbs. He worked as a small-engine repairman during his working years. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Survivors include a sister, Dorothy G. Holadia of Engelhard, and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by two brothers, Thedford E. Gibbs and Wesley E. Gibbs, three sisters, Myra G. Dillon, Agatha G. Spencer, Theola G. Spencer and an infant brother and infant sister.  The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Bryan Funeral Service.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, January 13, 2008)

GIBBS, Zuma Nixon

ENGELHARD - Zuma Nixon GIBBS, 78, of Route 1, Engelhard, died June 9 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Mrs. Gibbs was a native of Hyde County, the daughter of the late Jim and Tina Rose Nixon. She was the widow of Cecil Bruce Gibbs. She was an active member of Middletown Christian Church. Surviving are two sons: Allen Forrest Gibbs and Donnie Wayne Gibbs, both of Engelhard; a sister, Beatrice Matthews of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday in Middletown Christian Church with the Rev. James Davenport officiating. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery next door to her home. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 13, 1993)

GIBSON, SR., Thomas Earl

OCRACOKE - Thomas Earl GIBSON, SR., of Ocracoke, NC died Friday, February 18, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Gibson, born in Roxboro, NC, retired form Western Electric as a painter and inspector and locally, served on the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Dept. & Rescue Squad. He was the son of the late Clyde Franklin and Erna Townsend Gibson and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Sue Gibson Trevathan.  Mr. Gibson is survived by his wife, Patricia Thacker Gibson of the residence; three sons, Thomas Earl Gibson, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, Ricky Dale Gibson of Greensboro, NC and Tyrus Franklin Gibson of Efland, NC; one sister, Marjorie Snead of Danville, VA; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Joyce Reynolds and T.C. Carter officiating.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, February 19, 2005)

GIBSON, Velma Midyette

BARBOURSVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA - Velma Midyette GIBSON, 79, died Wednesday, April 10 in Barboursville. Mrs. Gibson was a native of Hyde Co., daughter of the late D. Hill and Clydia Gibbs Midyette of Gulrock. She attended Engelhard High School. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Ballance. Mrs. Gibson is survived by her husband, Kenneth Gibson of the home; three daughters: Gloria Nancy, Patsy Leary of Chesapeake, Va. and Janice Ireland of Lowland; one son, Calvin "Buddy" Ballance of Chesapeake; 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Sylvia Hanna of Chesapeake and Sarah Etheridge of Wanchese; one brother, Daniel Midyette of Manteo; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 13 in Barboursville, W. Virginia. Wallace Funeral Home, Central Ave., handled the arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 16, 2002; pg. 8A)

GILBERT, Catherine McDonald

HERTFORD - Catherine McDonald GILBERT, 84, of Snug Harbor, died Sept. 6, 1990, in an Edenton hospital. Mrs. Gilbert, a native of Hyde County, was an Episcopalian. She was a member of Electra Chapter 2, Order of Eastern Star, Washington, D.C. Survivors include her husband, John Gilbert; a sister, Sarah Lassiter of Franklin; and four half-sisters: Lula Walters, Ruth Clifton and Annie Babb, all of Roanoke Rapids, and Mary Jane Haislip of Arizona. The graveside service with Eastern Star rites will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Arlington National Cemetery. Swindell Funeral Home, Hertford, is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners' Crippled Children's Hospital. (Virginian-Pilot - September 7, 1990; pg. 2D)

GILBERT, Fanny Alma Sawyer

NORFOLK, VA - Fannie S. Gilbert passed away Feb 19, 2004. Alma was born October 10, 1908, in Fairfield, NC. She was the daughter of the late W. B. Sawyer and the late Dora Selby Sawyer. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Gilbert, and her three brothers: Harold Sawyer, Odis Sawyer, and Halet Sawyer.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her four daughters: Marie Gilbert, Marjorie Jackson, Mary Sherrill, and Betty Hoisington; four grandchildren: Sandra Roebuck, Mary A. Jackson, Cynthia Womack and Michael Sherrill; two great-grandchilldren: Jennifer Perkins and David Roebuck and four great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Riverside Memorial Park. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements.
(Virginian Pilot, Norfolk, Virginia, Feb. 21, 2004) Contributed by Shirley Cahoon.
Note: Aunt Alma left Hyde County about 1925 and spent the remainder of her life in the Norfolk, Virginia area.

GILBERT, Rosalin Ada Gibbs

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Rosalin Ada Gibbs GILBERT, 88, of Hillwell Rd., died Sunday, July 20, in a Norfolk hospital. Mrs. Gilbert was born in Hyde County and was the daughter of the late Samuel Franklin and Olivia Davis Selby Gibbs. She was the widow of Harry L. Gilbert, Sr. and was predeceased by a daughter, Mildred E. Morris. She was a member of Great Bridge Church of Christ in Chesapeake. Survivors include her three daughters: Thelma E. Gilbert, Shirley O. Cahoon, and Rosalin Ada Gilbert; a son, Harry L. Gilbert, Jr., all of Chesapeake; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home in Great Bridge, Va. by the Rev. Leon Baker. Burial will follow in the family cemetery on Indian Creek Road in Chesapeake. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 22, 1997)

GILL, Betty Lou Pawlaczyk

ENGELHARD - Betty Loy Pawlaczyk GILL, 69, formerly of Engelhard and more recently a patient at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Wednesday, November 27 at Cross Creek.  Born in Detroit, Michigan on April 14, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth Pilnicki Pawlaczyk.  Surviving are two sons: Michael H. Gill of Engelhard and Ralph Gill of Grand Rapids, Michigan; a daughter, Laura Gill Smerdell of Indianapolis, Indiana; a brother, Ralph Pawlaczyk of Warren, Michigan; two grandsons: David Gill of Nags Head and A.J. Smerdell of Indianapolis.  Funeral services will be held at the gravesite in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard at 2 p.m. Monday.  Scott Sukeforth will officiate.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 1, 2002; pg. 14A)

GILLETTE, Lucille Joan Saffell

OCRACOKE - Lucille Joan Saffell GILLETTE, 66, died Sunday, June 27, at the Britthaven Nursing Home in Nags Head following nine months of illness. She was born in Aladonia, Ohio on September 28, 1932 into a family of seven brothers and one sister. Upon graduating high school in 1950, she moved to Dayton where she pursued careers initially in modeling, and later as a medical secretary. After marriage in 1954, the former wife of the late Dr. Walter R. Gillette, Jr. of Waverly, N.Y. moved to Montana for a short time, then to the Gillette farm in Sheshequin, Pa., and finally to Waverly in 1956. As wife and mother from 1957 on, Lucille devoted her time and love to her family. She was involved in numerous organizations and school activities, including the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Cub Scouts, the Brownies, and others. She enjoyed several trips to Europe with her former husband in the late 60's and early 70's. From 1971 to 1976, Lucille was extremely active in the Waverly Band Boosters, who sucessfully raised funds for an exchange band program with high schools in Rhode Island and New Jersey, and for band trips to Disneyworld in 1975 and 1979. Her hobbies included oil painting, ceramics, sewing, and gardening. Lucille moved to Ocracoke in 1983, where her family had vacationed annually since 1969. Over the past decade, she enjoyed duck hunting, clamming and saltwater fishing, winning several local surf-fishing tournaments. She was employed as assistant to the chief ranger, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, National Park Service from 1987 until her retirement in 1999. Surviving are several brothers and a sister, her three children and two daughters-in-law: Walter R. Gillette, III and Carol L. Clatterbuck of Pensacola, Fla, Joann F. Gillette of Nags Head, and William and Suzanne Gillete of Mt. Airy, Md. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 1, at 1 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home in Ulster, Pa. with the Rev. Sandy Foster, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Ulster officiating. Interment will be in the family cemetery plot at the Gillette farm in Sheshequin Township, Pa. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 1, 1999; pg. 12A)

GLOVER, JR., Rev. Eldridge Thomas

Rev. Eldridge Thomas  ”Tommy” Glover, Jr., 63, of 7416 Sladesville/Credle Road, Scranton, died Monday afternoon, October 6, 2008, at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter after a courageous battle  with cancer.  Born in Colerain, N. C. on August 8, 1945, he was the son of the late Eldridge T. and Clarine Brown Glover.  He was married to the former Joanne Maddrey who survives.  He served in the North Carolina National Guard for six years.  Rev. Glover answered the call to the ministry while working with Glover Construction Company.  He later graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and was ordained in the Galatia Baptist Church near Seaboard.  He later served the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church for 20 and one-half years.  He was instrumental in organizing and supporting the former Churches United Crisis Closet which helped many families in Hyde County.  He later served the Margarettsville Baptist Church  for 5 and one-half years.  In addition to his ministry he continued to operate Glover and Son Roofing Company which he founded some years ago.  He loved sports and played men’s softball until he was 47 years old, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Funeral Services will be held at Margarettsville Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on Thursday.  Rev. John Rowland, Rev. Jimmie Cox and Rev. Steve Trussell will officiate.  Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  The Deacons of Margarettsville Baptist Church and Sladesville Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Billy Thomas Glover and his wife, Christal; a daughter, Deborah G. Thomas and her husband, Danny;  a brother, Steven Glover of Roanoke Rapids; a sister, Bonnie G. Little of Seaboard; grandchildren, Daniel Thomas, Dane Thomas, Mary Glover, Jullian Glover and Matthew Guthrie.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on Thursday morning between 10:30 a.m. and Noon at Margarettsville Baptist Church  prior to the funeral service.  At other times the family will meet at the home of Deborah and Danny Thomas, 4800 Loop Road, Scranton NC.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, October 9, 2008; pg. 12A)

GOAD, Doris Murray

PORTSMOUTH - Doris Murray GOAD, 92, of Maurice Ave., a retired registered nurse, died April 17, 1995, in Portsmouth. A native of Hyde County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Thomas R. and Lizzie McClaud Murray and the widow of Ingram Goad. She had retired from DePaul Hospital. Mrs. Goad was a member of Simonsdale Presbyterian Church and Simonsdale Homemakers Club. She was a 1925 graduate of St. Vincent School of Nursing in Norfolk and post-graduate at Laying in Mass General Hospital in Boston. Survivors include five grandchildren, Emilie Low of King George, Va., Cecelia Thomas of Eaton, Ohio, Monica Goad of Shipman, Va., Robert C. Goad of Lovingston, Va., and Tinsley C. Goad of Williamsburg; 10 great-grandchildren; a niece, Christine F. Ramon of Engelhard, N.C;. and a great-niece, Rosalind R. Heinert of Corry, Pa. A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Simonsdale Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jack Ettershank. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Simonsdale Presbyterian Church. (Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, April 18, 1995; pg. 6B)

GOWER, child of David

HYDE COUNTY, SCRANTON ITEMS - Mr. David GOWER recently lost a little child. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, October 11, 1894; pg. 2; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

GOWER, child of Capt. Seth

CURRITUCK ITEMS - The son of Capt. Seth GOWER died on the 14th at Smith Creek. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, October 25, 1894; pg. 3; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

GRANT, Minnie Spencer

JACKSON - Minnie Spencer GRANT, 92, died October 14 at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Ronaoke Rapids. Mrs. Grant was a native of Hyde County and the daughter of the late Rev. Rufus R. Grant and Laura Elizabeth Carter Grant. She was a retired teacher and graduated from Duke University. She was the wife of the late E.B. Grant, Sr. and a member of Jackson United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth "Bettie" Grant Wills of Southern Shores; a son, E.B. Grant, Jr. and his wife Jane Harris Grant of Weldon; a sister, Etta Beal Grant Vick of Seaboard; five grandchildren: Jim Wills, Laura Mitchell, Greg Wills, Gene Grant and Russ Grant; and 4 great-grandchildren. A funeral was set for Saturday, October 16 in Jackson United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jo Hancock and burial following in Jackson Cemetery. Massey Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 17, 1999; pg. 14A)

GRAY, Caddie Belle McKinney

STUMPY POINT - Caddie Belle McKinney GRAY, 80, died Thursday, April 30, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mrs. Gray, born in Hyde County, was a homemaker and a member of the Congregational Holiness Church. She was the daughter of the late Will and Susan Neal McKinney and the widow of William E. Gray. Mrs. Gray is survived by two daughters: Kathryn Carawan of Stumpy Point, and Martha Gray of Manteo; four sons: Jack Gray of Chesapeake, Va., Gilbert Gray, James Gray and William Gray, all of Stumpy Point; 21 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at the Shiloh Methodist Church, Stumpy Point, today at 3 p.m. with the Rev. M.E. Edwards and the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 3, 1998; pg. 14A)

GRAY, J. Hitous

AVON - J. Hitous GRAY, 77, of McMullan Street, died April 18 at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. He was born in Hyde County to the late Jesse Thomas and Neva O'Neal Gray. He worked and lived in Chicago for 50 years while pursuing a professional acting career which included stage, radio and television. Survivors include his wife Colleen B. Gray of Avon and one brother, Charles Gray of Washington. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Oakdale Cemetery conducted by Fr. Gerald R. Biron, M.S. Arrangements were by Paul Funeral Home, Washington. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 21, 1992)

GRAY, Sadie W.

WAVES - Mrs. Sadie W. GRAY, wife of D.L. Gray, died Saturday at 10 a.m. at her home in Waves, following a long illness. She was one of the most prominent citizens of the island and a highly regarded member of a noted family. She is survived by her husband; a son, Asa H. Gray; a grandson, Asa Jr.; and a great-grandson, Rudy; one brother, F.H.N. Midgett of Waves; three sisters: Mrs. Zion Midgett of Waves, Mrs. Warren Midgett and Miss Belle Midgett of Manteo. She was the daughter of the late Israel B. and Nancy Ballance Midgett. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. P.M. Porter, pastor of Fairfield Methodist Church, of which she was a life long member. The choir sang "Abide With Me" and "Nearer My God to Thee." Miss Norma Bethany Gray accompanied on the piano. The casket was covered with a pall of white carnations and Easter lilies. Dewey Midgett, Creedon Midgett, Horatio Midgett, Harris Midgett, Cecil Midgett and Woodrow Edwards served as pallbearers. Burial was in the family cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Friday, November 13, 1953; pg. 8)

GREEN, JR., Charles

SWAN QUARTER - Mr. Charles GREEN, JR., 87, of 521 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died Friday, June 25, 2004 at home.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, June 27, 2004)

Mr. Charlie GREEN, JR., 87, of 521 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died Friday, June 25, 2004 at home. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Jobes Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. John Chance officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mr. Green was born in Hyde County on Sept. 3, 1916. He was the son of the late Charlie Green Sr. and Bessie McWayne Green. He attended the Hyde County schools. He was married to Ella Sanders Green, who survives.  He was a member of Jobes Chapel Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Charles W. Green of Swan Quarter; and two nephews reared as sons, George E. Sanders of New York and Victor Sanders of Washington, D.C.  The family will receive friends at the home.  The body will be taken to the church for the final viewing one hour prior to the funeral.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, June 30, 2004)

GREEN, Donald Blanco

ENGELHARD - Donald Blanco GREEN, 62, died Sunday, September 24, 2000 at his home. Born in Twiggs County, Ga. on July 25, 1938, he was the son of the late Marshall Blanco and Lovie Mae Arnold Green. He resided in Hyde County for many years where he operated the former Soundside Entertainment Center. He currently was engaged in agribusiness products including crop dusting, road grading and lime spreading. Surviving are a son, Kelly Green of Colleen, Texas; daughter, Tammy G. Silva of Lovejoy, Ga.; and their mother, Peggy Ware of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, John Marshall Green; and a sister, Verna Miller, both of Macon, Ga.; step-sons: Kevin Morrisette of Wanchese and Keith Morrisette of Manteo; a step-daughter, Donna Mae Morrisette of Kill Devil Hills and their mother, Kathryn Green of Wanchese; and 8 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 1 at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ with Scott Sukeforth officiating. A funeral service and burial will follow in Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Jeffersonville, Ga. Arrangements are by Reece Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, Ga. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 1, 2000; pg. 12A)

GREEN, Ella Louise Saunders

Mrs. Ella Louise Saunders Green, 89, of Cross Creek Health Care Center, formerly of Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, April 2, 2009. A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday at Jobes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service for the final viewing. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, April 23, 2009)

GREEN, Gortha Alfred

Mr. Gortha Alfred Green, 87, of 1268 Mapletown Road, Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at home. A funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Reginald Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Green was born in Hyde County on May 27, 1920. He was the son of the late Fred Green Sr. and Bessie Whitney Green. He attended the Greenhill School. He was an Army veteran. He was a retired farmer. He was married to Lucy Gibbs Green, who survives. He served on the Farmers Home Administration board and the Soil and Water Conservation board. He was a member of the New Branch Masonic Lodge No. 785 and the American Legion Post No. 226. He was a member of Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, where he served on the board of trustees.  Survivors include one son, Ronald W. Green of the home; one daughter, Alma J. Pugh of Swan Quarter; one brother, Garland Green of Queens, N.Y.; one sister, Malissie Credle of Portsmouth, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Delma Spencer.  The family will receive friends at the home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, September 2, 2007)

GREEN, Jessica Dell

PANTEGO - Miss Jessica Dell GREEN, 19, of Pantego, Terra Ceia Community, died Thursday, September 23, 2004 as a result of a car accident.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 26, 2004 at Terra Ceia Church of Christ with Arnold Pressey officiating.  Burial will follow in the Soule Cemetery in Hyde county.  The family will join friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, September 25, 2004 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home.  Jessica was born November 12, 1984 in Roanoke Rapids, NC. She was the daughter of Peggy Ann Green Gibbs and the late Paul David Green. She was a cancer survivor and a very special young lady. Jessica was a member of the Terra Ceia Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Northside High School, attended Roanoke Bible College in Elizabeth City and was presently a student at Beaufort Community College.  Survivors include her mother, Peggy Ann Green Gibbs of the home and her step-father, Thomas Davis Gibbs of Williamsburg, VA; her sisters, Jennifer Marie Green of the home, and Christy Jane Small of Belhaven, NC; her brother, Craig Bryant Green of Roanoke Rapids, NC; a niece, Allisa Ann Small of Belhaven, NC; her maternal grandparents, Christine H. Kelly of Belhaven, NC and Marvin R. Smith of Enfield, NC and many aunts, uncles, cousins and loved ones.  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Jane R. Green.  Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (Hillside Funeral Home - Sunday, September 26, 2004)

GREEN, Oliver W.

Mr. Oliver W. Green, 75, formerly of Swan Quarter, died Saturday at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, N.J.  A funeral service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church in Belhaven with Rev. James Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery, U.S. Highway 264 East, Swan Quarter.  Mr. Green was born on March 12, 1933 in Hyde County. He was the son of the late George Nelson and Willie Gertrude Green. In 1951, he graduated from Hyde County Training School in Scranton. He did further studies at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. He retired on November 26, 1995 from New York City Transit Authority as a bus operator. He was a member of the Ebony Rod and Gun Club. He was a member of The Church of God and Christ on the Hill in Brooklyn, N.Y.  On March 21, 1959 he was married to Shirley Fonville Green, who preceded him in death.  Survivors include two daughters, Deirdre Luster and Andrea Green of Manchester, N.J.; one brother, Oscar Green of Bronx, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 North Bonner Street, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, August 17, 2008)

GREEN, Rosey Lee

MANTEO - Rosey Lee GREEN, 78, of Route l, died September 30 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Green was born in Swan Quarter. She was the widow of James Green. Survivors include a daughter, Clara M. Peterson of Manteo; three sons: Allen Peterson of Hyde County, Murphy Peterson of Manteo and Arnold Peterson of Newark, N.J.; a brother, Charlie Spencer of Hyde County; 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday in Old Richmond Baptist Church, Swan Quarter, by the Rev. Calvin Moore. Burial was in the Green Hill Cemetery, Swan Quarter. Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 6, 1992)

GREENE, Charity Jones

Mrs. Charity Jones GREENE, 86, formerly of Belhaven, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at the home of her daughter, Claudia Griffin.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church in Belhaven with the Rev. James Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Northside Cemetery in Belhaven. The body will lie in state for viewing at the church one hour prior to the service.  Mrs. Greene was born in Hyde County on March 31, 1920. She was the daughter of the late James Jones and Luzzianna Boomer Jones. She was a graduate of Beaufort County High School in Pantego. She was a retired seafood instructor with the Beaufort County Community College. She was a voter registration contact person, a mentor recruiter for the GED program and provided transportation to senior citizens and friends. On July 11, 1948, she married Nathaniel Greene, who preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2006. She was a lifelong member of St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church and served as president of the senior choir and as a Sunday School teacher. She also served on the church’s mother board.  Survivors include three daughters, Cecelia W. Williams and Claudia Griffin, both of Virginia Beach, Va., and Brenda Sharpe of Hampton, Va.; one son, Glenwood Greene of Belhaven; one sister, Priscilla Welch of Norfolk, Va.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of John and Rebecca White, 520 Pamlico St., Belhaven. Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, July 24, 2006)

GREENE, Dora M. Dee

WINSTON-SALEM - Dora M. Dee GREENE, 70, of W. Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses South Congregation at Old Lexington Road in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Greene was a native of Hyde County. Survivors include her husband, Herbert W. Greene; two daughters: Sandra K. White and Betty Jo Greene, both of Winston-Salem; a sister, Shirley Williams of Snow Hill; 3 granddaughters and 6 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Greene was preceded in death by a brother, Maxton Midyette of Chesapeake, Va., who also died on March 18, 1997. Arrangements are by Cremation Services, Inc., Winston-Salem. (Washington Daily News - March 20, 1997)

GREENE, Phillip Jr.

Mr. Phillip Greene Jr., 86, of Cross Creek Health Care Center and formerly of 1296 Main St., Swan Quarter, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.  A funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Mattamuskeet Early College High School. The family is receiving friends at the home. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, December 23, 2013)

GREENE, Thomas E.

PORTSMOUTH - Thomas E. GREENE, 66, died November 24, 1998 in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. A native of Swan Quarter, N.C., he was a retired barber with 25 years of service. He was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church and an usher. Survivors include his wife, Mildred C. Greene of Portsmouth; father, John T. Greene, Sr. of Swan Quarter; two sisters: Lydia Chapman of Swan Quarter and Gertrude Martin of New York City; one aunt; nieces; nephews; cousins; one sister-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and friends. A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Olive Branch Baptist Church by the Rev. J.B. Sharp. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home in Portsmouth will begin at noon today. (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, November 27, 1998)

GREINER, Iva Puffer

ENGELHARD - Iva Puffer GREINER, 100, formerly of Engelhard and Kinston, died November 5 in Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter. Born in Kinmundy, Illinois, she was the widow of Thomas E. Greiner. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Gail G. Galloway. She was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church. Surviving are two sons: Morris Greiner of O'Fallon, Ill., and Tommy Greiner of Flowery Branch, Ga.; two daughters: Jane G. Hood of Kinston and Mary Hilmes of Engelhard; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. George's Episcopal Church in Lake Landing. The Rev. George Able will officiate. Burial will be in O'Fallon, Ill. Arrangements are by Edward Funeral Home in Kinston. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 8, 1992)

GRIFFIN, Marjorie Jones

Mrs. Marjorie Jones Griffin, age 85, a resident of Washington, NC died Monday March 23, 2009 as a result of an automobile accident. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday March 28, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Fred Wilson. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield Cemetery in Hyde County.  Mrs. Marjorie was born in Fairfield on May 24, 1923, daughter of the late Robert William “Capt. Bob” Jones, Sr. and the late Winnie Mae Kemp Jones. She was a graduate of Fairfield High School and continued her education at Salisbury Business College. Mrs. Marjorie married Richard S. Pinner, Jr. on September 16, 1944. Upon moving to Belhaven she became co-owner and operator of Pinner Shoe Store. Later they moved extensively with the United States Navy. Upon moving to Washington she married Russell David Griffin on November 26, 1977 who preceded her in death on December 24, 1992. Mrs. Griffin was a bookkeeper for Harris Hardware and the Beaufort County Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Chocowinity. Mrs. Griffin loved all animals and music. She played the piano or organ for various churches throughout her life and was currently playing at Unity Church of Christ.  Survivors include a son: Richard S. “Joe” Pinner, III and his wife Cynthia of Greeley, CO; a sister Irene Field of Salisbury, NC; a sister-in-law: Jean C. Jones of Washington; two grandchildren: Daniel J. Pinner of Greeley, Co and Karen Pinner Frizzell and husband Jordan of Gunnison, CO. Mrs. Griffin was anticipating the birth of her first great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a brother: Robert W. “Bud” Jones and two sisters: Edith Carawan and Ruby Larson.  The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday March 27, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington. Following graveside services in Fairfield, a reception will be held at Lake Mattamuskeet Lodge.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving Mrs. Griffin’s family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, March 27, 2009)

GROCE, SR., James David

MANTEO - James David GROCE, SR., 81, of Manteo, NC died Thursday, May 06, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Groce, born in Hyde County, was a retired Historian with the National Park Service. He was a veteran, having served both in U.S. Coast Guard and the U. S. Navy as a Gunner’s Mate during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Groce was a member of Roanoke Acres Church of Christ, the Manteo Masonic Lodge # 521, and the Shrine. He was the son of the late Jesse Clyde and Vera Browning Groce and the husband of the late Elizabeth Dough Groce. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Omar F. Groce and Waverly C. Groce and a sister, Katie Mae Paul.  Mr. Groce is survived by a daughter, Vera G. Stoutenburg and husband, Ray of Manteo, NC; a son, James “Jimmy” Groce, Jr. and wife, Betty of Manteo, NC; a sister, Margaret Mahler of Norfolk, VA; a brother, J.C. Groce, Jr. of Belhaven, NC; one grandchild, Lee Groce; and several loving nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Monday, May 10, 2004 at 11:00 am with Rev. Stafford Berry and Rev. Charles Reber officiating. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

GURGANUS, Kathleen Cooper

SWAN QUARTER - Kathleen Cooper GURGANUS, 79, of Swan Quarter, died Sunday morning, March 23, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Swan Quarter on July 2, 1917, she was the daughter of the late James and Lillian Jarvis Cooper. Mrs. Gurganus worked for many years as the accountant for Hyde County until her retirement. She spent many years involved in community volunteer efforts working with The American Red Cross, home extension in Swan Quarter where she served as president and secretary, worked for the Hyde County chapter of the American Cancer Society and was a long time member of the former Rebekah Chapter in Swan Quarter. A devoted church worker, she was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church where she served as church secretary for many years and also served as an elder. Surviving are two sons: James H. Gurganus and William A. "Al" Gurganus, both of Swan Quarter; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Marlyna Rose Gurganus and a grandson, Melton Carlyle Guthrie. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Lynne Manilla will officiate. Burial will follow in the Jarvis family cemetery located near the church. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, is serving the Gurganus family. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 25, 1997; pg. 3A)

GURGANUS, Marlyna Rose

SWAN QUARTER - Marlyna Rose GURGANUS, 16, of Swan Quarter, died early Saturday, August 26, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Greenville, November 24 [no year stated], she was the daughter of James Henry and Elizabeth Midgette Gurganus. She attended the special education classes at O.A. Peay School until 1993. Surviving in addition to her parents are her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Kathleen Gurganus of Swan Quarter, and a brother, Mel Guthrie of Langley Air Force Base, Va. She was preceded in death by a brother, Melton Carlyle Guthrie and her maternal grandparents, Charlie and Myrtle Midgette. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery. Phil Emmert, Raffael Farrow, Jr. and Rev. Bobby Jordan will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 29, 1995; pg. 7A)

GUTHRIE, SR., Blake Malison

BELHAVEN - Blake Malison GUTHRIE, SR., 78, died in a Washington, N.C., hospital on January 31, 1995. He is the widower of Molly McGowan Guthrie. He is survived by five children: daughters, Janelle Mooney of Swan Quarter, N.C., and Sheila Clark of Grimesland, N.C.; sons, Blake M. Guthrie, Jr., of Greenville, N.C., Edward E. Guthrie of Belhaven, N.C., and William Guthrie of Scotland Neck, N.C. He is also survived by one sister and two brothers: Emma G. Pryor of Eure, N.C., Russell Guthrie of Portsmouth, Va., and James E. Guthrie of Eure, N.C. Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven, N.C., is handling the arrangements. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 1995. Burial will be at Rider Hill Cemetery, Belhaven, N.C., on Friday, February 3, 1995, at 2:00 p.m. (Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, February 2, 1995; pg. 7B)

GUTHRIE, Cecil Samuel

Cecil Samuel GUTHRIE, 74, died Saturday of last week in the nursing home of Manteo after a long illness.  He was a native of Engelhard and had lived in Manteo for the past 9 years.  He was a former employee of the Hunt Oil Co. and was a captain of a takner until he retired 9 years ago.  He was the son of Christopher and Mrs. Brittania Midgett Guthrie.  He was a member of the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church and a member of Manteo Lodge #682.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Midgett Guthrie of Manteo; two sons: Max Guthrie of Italy and Bruce Guthrie of New York; one sister, Mrs. Rose Credle of Norfolk; one brother, Hubert Guthrie of Skyco; and 7 grandchildren.  Funeral service were conducted Sunday at 2:30 in the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church at Manteo by the Rev. Louis A. Aitken, pastor.  Burial was in the Cudworth Cemetery at Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, December 19, 1958; pg. 8)

GUTHRIE, Cecil Max

MANTEO - Cecil Max GUTHRIE, 82, of Skyco Road, Manteo, died September 11, in an Elizabeth City hospital. He was a native of Engelhard, son of the late Cecil S. and Betty Midyette Guthrie. He was the husband of Shirley Tullsen Guthrie of the home. Mr. Guthrie was a retired senior superintendent engineer for Exxon International New Construction in Europe. He was a member of the Engelhard Masonic Lodge #328 A.F.& A.M. since 1931. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines, having served during World War II. Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons: Derek Guthrie of Oriental, S. Douglas Guthrie of Union, S.C., Rex B. Guthrie of Miami, Fla., and Christopher F. Guthrie of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The body was donated to science. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dare County Library, Manteo, N.C. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 13, 1992)

GUTHRIE, Cora Myers

Cora Guthrie, of Gaffney, SC died August 26, 2008 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice House, Spartanburg, SC.  She had corticobasal ganglion degeneration.  Born in Pantego, NC, July 27, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Fred Myers and Geraldine Elizabeth Myers. She graduated from Atlantic Christian College and taught school in Four Oaks, NC and Jenkinsville, SC. Later she pursued a career in social work at the Department of Social Services in Columbia, SC. Upon her husband’s retirement in 1993, she and her husband moved to Washington, NC, from Columbia SC. From there, they moved to Cypress Glen Retirement Community in Greenville, NC, and lately were living in Gaffney, SC, where she resided prior to her death.  Active in volunteer work and church activities, she received an honorary lifetime membership in the Women of the Church of the Presbyterian Church, USA. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington, NC. She enjoyed playing bridge and collecting antiques.   A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Washington, NC on Saturday, August 30 at 11 am.  A reception for family and friends will follow the service at the church. The interment for family will be at Fairfield Cemetery in Hyde County following the reception.  Surviving are her husband, Selden Douglas Guthrie; two brothers, Ellis Myers and Vernon Myers, and a sister Nellie Logan; a son, Douglas Guthrie of Gaffney, SC, and his wife Patty; two daughters, Geri Busick, of Charlottesville, VA, and Elizabeth Kozelka of Branford, FL; grandchildren, Jessica Hughes, Scott Gwynn, Robert Gwynn, Rose Jackson, Bonnie Kozelka, Sarah Rothwell and Andrew Busick ; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Skylar Hughes, and Jordan and Madison Gwynn.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, August 31, 2008; pg. 10A)

GUTHRIE, Melton Carlyle

SWAN QUARTER - Melton Carlyle GUTHRIE, 23, died Sunday, April 9, at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Hyde County on Saturday night. Born in Beaufort County on October 3, 1971, he was the son of Luther Melton Guthrie of Washington and the late Brenda Sadler Guthrie Boyd. He was a graduate of Mattamuskeet School in Hyde County, Class of 1989. He was an employee of Beechridge Swine Farm. Surviving are his father; foster parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Gurganus of Swan Quarter; a son, Matthew Dillon Guthrie of Scranton; a brother, Luther Melton (Mel) Guthrie, Jr. of Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. He was the grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. Luther M. Guthrie and the late Mr. & Mrs. Guy Sadler. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery. Phil Emmert, Rev. Bobby Jordan and Steve Bryan will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 11, 1995; pg. 5B)

GUTHRIE, Selden Douglas

Selden Douglas Guthrie, “Doug,” 81, a resident of Dillon Pointe in Spartanburg, South Carolina, died on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in Spartanburg.  The Carolinas mourn the loss of a true gentleman.  Guthrie, a member of the Order of the Palmetto, was given the award by then South Carolina Governor, Carroll Campbell, in honor of a lifetime of service to the state of South Carolina.  Born in Hyde County, NC, May 11, 1929, he was a son of the late Cecil Max and Mildred Godwin Guthrie He attended East Carolina University and was a graduate of Wofford College.  He played varsity basketball for both schools. A veteran of the U. S. Army, he served his country during the Korean Conflict. He married the former Cora Elizabeth Myers in 1955.  He held the position of Executive Vice-President in the Chamber of Commerce in several cities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.  Guthrie was a fierce athletic competitor all his life.  He played collegiate and semi-pro basketball and was an avid tennis player.  He retired in 1993 and moved to Washington, NC from Columbia, SC.   He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Washington, NC and loved eastern North Carolina.  He served many years as an elder at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC.  He faithfully served his God, his family and his country.  He shall be sorely missed.  His wife, Cora, preceded him in death in 2008. A brother, Rex Beach Guthrie of Miami, FL also preceded him in death. Surviving are two half brothers, Derek Guthrie and Chris Guthrie; a son, Douglas M. Guthrie of Gaffney, SC; two daughters, Geri G. Busick of Charlottesville, VA and Betsi Guthrie of Banner Elk, NC;  grandchildren Jessica Hughes, Scott Gwynn, Bob Gwynn, Rose Jackson, Bonnie Kozelka, Sarah Rothwell, and Andrew Busick; great-grandchildren, Savannah Hughes, Skylar Hughes, Judah Jackson and soon to be baby Rothwell.  A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church in Washington, N.C.  Rev. Lee Kinney will officiate.  The immediate family will attend the interment at a later date at Fairfield Cemetery in Hyde County.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, N.C.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

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