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HAGOOD, Phyllis Berry

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Phyllis B. HAGOOD, 44, of Arlington, formerly of Engelhard, died August 16, in Arlington after a gallant and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Beaufort County on November 6, 1950 to Mattie M. Berry of Engelhard and the late Earl Berry. She was married to Richard Hagood of Raleigh in 1972. Mrs. Hagood was educated in Hyde County Schools, graduating from Mattamuskeet School in 1969. She received a degree in business from Hardbarger School of Business in Raleigh in 1970. She was a member of Rush Creek Baptist Church where she was leader of the Awana Girls Auxiliary. She was a homemaker. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are daughters: Kelly and Stacey of the home; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Freddie Harris of Askewville; four nieces and one nephew; maternal grandfather, Dan Midgette of Edenton. Preceding her in death are her father, Earl Berry, a sister, Barbara Berry, and a brother, Bradley Berry. The funeral was held August 18 at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Burial was at Emeral Hills Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 9, at 2 p.m. at Engelhard Baptist Church where she attended during her youth and was pianist for several years. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 31, 1995; pg. 8A)

HALL, Lela Mae Cahoon

SWAN QUARTER - Lila Mae Cahoon HALL, 83, most recently a patient at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter, N.C., died Nov. 15, 2000, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born Jan. 25, 1917, in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Jabin Sylvester and Mary Belle Swindell Cahoon and was the widow of Raymond Clinton Hall, who died May 5, 1961. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, November 17, 2000; pg. 9B)

SWAN QUARTER - Lila Mae Cahoon HALL, 83, of Engelhard and most recently a patient at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter, died Wednesday, November 15 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on January 25, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Jabin Sylvester and Mary Belle Swindell Cahoon. She was the widow of Raymond Clinton Hall who died May 5, 1961. Mrs. Hall attended the former Tayloe Hospital School of Nursing in Washington and graduated from Duke University School of Nursing. She worked at Watts Hospital in Durham and Duke medical Center where she retired after 19 years of service. Surviving are a son, Raymond Jackson Hall of Durham; a daughter, Susan Hall Wilson of Manteo; a sister, Edna C. Gibbs of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter; and two grandchildren. Preceding Mrs. Hall in death were five brothers and five sisters. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 18 at the gravesite in the Swindell Family Cemetery in Engelhard. Leon Williams and Steve Bryan officiated. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 19, 2000; pg. 16A)

HALL, Melba Neal

ENGELHARD - Melba Neal Hall, a resident of Newport News, Va. and of Engelhard, died Sunday, February 28 in the Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. Born in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late John Harvey and Cornelia Petra Jordan Neal. She was the widow of Oliver Kemp "O.K." Hall who died in 1996. She was the co-owner of the former Channell Recording Studio and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ in Hyde County. Surviving are a daughter, Olivia Kay H. Hall of Engelhard; 2 granddaughters; a niece and a nephew. Mrs. Hall was also preceeded in death by two sisters: Hannah Mae Neal Wright and Julia Neal. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. Phil Emmert will officiate. Arrangementst are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 2, 1999; pg. 6A)

ENGELHARD - Melba Neal HALL, a resident of 52nd Street in Newport News, Va., and of Engelhard, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, in the Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Va. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard, with Phil Emmert officiating. Mrs. Hall was born in Hyde County, the daughter of the late John Harvey Neal and Cornelia Petra Jordan Neal. She was married to Oliver Kemp "O.K." Hall, who died in 1996. She was co-owner of the former Channel Recording Studio and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ in Hyde County. Survivors include a daughter, Olivia Kay H. Halla of Engelhard; two granddaughters, Crystal Halla and Melissa Halla; a niece, Sue Ellen O'Neal, and a nephew, Wayne O'Neal. Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by two sisters, Hannah Mae Neal Wright and Julia Neal. The family will receive friends at the Engelhard home. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, March 3, 1999; pg. 2A) [This is a corrected version contributed by Olivia Kay Hall Halla, daughter of the deceased.]

HAMLETT, Ellen Sparrow Roper

Mrs. Ellen Sparrow Roper HAMLETT, 82, died Thursday, Oct.6, 2005, at her home in Greer, S.C.  Mrs. Hamlett was born in Engelhard, the daughter of the late Henry Lee Roper and Rosalie Burrus Roper.  She is survived by her husband, Billy M. Hamlett, and her three sons, John M. Hamlett of Greer, S.C, James E. Hamlett of Raleigh and Peter G. Hamlett of Columbia, S.C. She is survived by Ashley R. Hamlett, of Charleston, S.C., daughter of John and by Susan H. Hamlett, wife of James, and her children Stephen W. Hamlett and Amanda J. Hamlett of Raleigh. She is also survived by her four sisters and one brother.  Memorial Service will be Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m., in Covenant United Methodist Church, 1310 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, S.C. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Courtesy of The Wood Mortuary, Inc., Greer, S.C.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, October 7, 2005

HAMMOND, Ivydell Spencer

FAIRFIELD, N.C. - Ivydell Spencer ``Tootsie'' HAMMOND, 53, died Dec. 21, 1994. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, Fairfield, N.C. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, N.C. is in charge. (Virginian-Pilot - December 24, 1994; pg. 4B)

HAMPTON, VA. - Spencer "Tootsie" HAMMOND, 53, formerly of Engelhard, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, at her home in Hampton, Va. Born in Engelhard, she was the daughter of the late Ivedell and Theola Gibbs Spencer. She worked for several years as a teacher in elementary education, having taught last in Texas. Surviving are her husband, Laurence Craig Hammond; two sons: Alexander Hammond of Virginia Beach, Va. and Nathaniel Hammond of Hampton, Va.; a daughter, Pamela Hammond of Richmond, Va.; three half-sisters: Jackie S. Gibbs of Engelhard, Lorraine S. Sadler of Williamston and Janet S. Midgett of Stumpy Point; 1 grandchild. Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ in Fairfield. Phil Emmert and Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery, Engelhard. The family was to assemble at the church prior to the service. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 25, 1994)

HAMPTON, Martha Osborne

OCRACOKE - Martha Osborne HAMPTON, 83, of Ocracoke, died June 7, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Hampton, a native of Brevard, was the daughter of Charles Spurgeon and Ellen Bishop Osborne. She was a homemaker and member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hampton is survived by her husband, Thomas Dancy Hampton of the home; two daughters: Martha Ann Hampton of Brevard, and Julia Elizabeth McKeldin of Baltimore, Md.; three sons: Charles Thomas Hampton of Satellite Beach, Fla., James William Hampton of Pisgah Forest, and Alfred Dancy Hampton of Burlington, Ontario Canada; one sister, Ruth Osborne Sams of Brevard; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Friday, June 10, at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Jim Johnson. Burial will follow in the Community Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 9, 1994)

HAMPTON, Thomas Dancy

OCRACOKE - Thomas Dancy HAMPTON, 91, of Florence, S.C., formerly of Ocracoke, died Monday, November 12 in a Florence hospital. Mr. Hampton, born in Brevard, was a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service. He had been a resident of Florence, S.C. since 1996 and attended Cross and Crown Lutheran Church. Mr. Hampton was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Bishop Osborne Hampton of Norman, Oklahoma, who died June 6, 1994 [above obituary states she died June 7, 1994]. He is survived by three sons: Charles Thomas Hampton of Norman, Okla., James William Hampton of Pisgah Forest, and Alfred Dancy Hampton of Brevard; two daughters: Martha Ann Hampton of Brevard, and Julia Elizabeth "Betty" McKeldin of Baltimore, Md.; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Tilley officiating. Burial will follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 15, 2001; pg. 4B)

HARDIE, Alma Grace Jennette

WASHINGTON - Alma Grace Jennette HARDIE, 72, of Simmons St. died April 23 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hardie was born in Hyde County, daughter of the late Jeremiah and Virginia Dare Alcox Jennette. She worked as a nutrition site manager in Washington and a nurse in Staten Island, N.Y. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was the widow of Andrew Joseph Hardie. Surviving are four daughters: Rose Hersey of Ambler, Pa, Ann Padilla of Bowling Green, Ky., Lynn Cantor of Bethesda, Md. and Cheryl Young of Albany, Ore.; two sons: Gerald Hardie of Shrewsbury, N.J. and Richard Hardie of Redondo Beach, California; two sisters: Violet J. O'Neal of Washington and Maggie Belle J. McHorney of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers: Garland W. Jennette of Swan Quarter and Jeff Jennette of Staten Island; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at Paul Funeral Home with Dr. Keithen Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Paul Funeral Home, Washington, handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - April 28, 1992)

HARDISON, Leona Cahoon

Leona Cahoon Hardison, 86, long time resident of Engelhard and in more recent years a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Cross Creek. Born in Engelhard, July 15, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Closs E. and Sunie Bell Williams Cahoon.  She was married to the late Beverly Oren Hardison who died in 1957.  She spent her working years as a secretary with Engelhard Seafood, in sales at the former Engelhard Fabric Shop and later as manager of the former Thel’s Clothing Store in Engelhard.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Troy Hodges, Ben Cahoon, Eric Cahoon, Daniel Williams, Billy Mann and Jason Cutrell.  Surviving are a son, Jerry Hardison of Engelhard; a daughter, Janice H. Wyant of Engelhard; a brother, Lancy Cahoon of Pinetown; grandchildren, Michael Hardison,  Renee’ Fisher and Charles Wyant all of Engelhard, Ike Wyant of Kill Devil Hills; great-grandchildren, DeAnna and Thomas Fisher; a great-great-grandchild, Regan Fisher; several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by brothers, J. B. Cahoon and Henry Cahoon; sisters, Mildred Hodges and Eris Dail Williams. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Thursday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, March 13, 2008)

HARDISON, Nina J. Dalton

SWAN QUARTER - After a long battle with cancer and a brief stay at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Nina J. HARDISON, born July 25, 1954, is today, March 11, 1999, at peace with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Services will be held at Swan Quarter Baptist Chruch at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Richard Bartholomew officiating. Burial will follow at Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard, N.C. Born in Canton, Ohio, Nina Hardison was the daughter of the late Harrison and Mollie Dalton. She was employed by Falcon Cable in Kitty Hawk, N.C. and an active member of the Dare County Breast Cancer Society. She was a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church. Survivors include son, Michael S. Hardison and former husband and close friend, Jerry O. Hardison; sisters include Dixie Marlene Post of Ayden, N.C., Sharon "Sherrie" Carawan of Swan Quarter, N.C. and Rosalee Dalton of Engelhard, N.C.; brothers include Arkey Dalton and Harry J. Dalton, both of Columbus, Ohio. Chad Cahoon, Cory Carawan, Mark Maskell, Chris Gibbs, Eddie Cahoon and Brad Voliva will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be Friday at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter and at all other time at her home and the home of Charles and Sherrie Carawan in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 14, 1999; pg. 12A)

HARDY, Bryant

SWAN QUARTER - Bryant HARDY, 24, of Hampstead, N.Y., died August 7, in a single-car accident on U.C. 264 in Hyde County. Funeral services will be held Saturday in New York. The body will be sent from Whitfield and Whitley Funeral Home to Armstrong Funeral Home in Brooklyn, N.Y. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 11, 1992)

HARDY, Mary Lee Whitney

Mrs. Mary Lee Whitney Hardy, 93, of 13511 U.S. Highway 264 East, Swan Quarter, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. A funeral will be conducted today at 1 p.m. at Piney Grove Church of Christ, U.S. Highway 264 East, Swan Quarter, with Elder Anthony Roper officiating. Final viewing will be held today from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, October 5, 2010)

HARRELL, William Burruss

INDIANA - William Burruss HARRELL, 94, died May 16, 1991, in an Indiana hospital. Mr. Harrell was a native of Hyde County, N.C., and an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include two sisters, Rosa H. Stocks of Ayden, N.C., and Faytie H. Cox of Moyock. The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Harrell Family Cemetery, Currituck County, N.C., by the Rev. John Woodard. Friends may join the family from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, Elizabeth City and other times at the home of Faytie Cox. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, May 19, 1991; pg. 2B)

HARRIS, Ada Meredith Tunnell

FAIRFIELD - Ada Meredith Tunnell HARRIS, 94, of Fairfield, N.C. died at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter, N.C. on February 6, 2006. She was born on April 14, 1911 in Swan Quarter to Joseph and Martha Tunnell. In addition to her parents, all of her siblings preceded her in death: sister, Elaine Tunnell Harris of Hertford, N.C.; brothers, Durwood, Fred and Gilbert, all of Swan Quarter, and Joe Lee Tunnell of Hertford, N.C.  Mrs. Harris attended East Carolina Teacher’s College in Greenville, N.C. during the Depression, after which she taught school in Hyde County. It was while teaching in Fairfield that she boarded in the home of Dr. Arthur and Rena Harris. Theirs became her home for 65 years, as she fell in love and married their younger son, Arthur Bell Harris in January, 1941.  Two daughters were born to this union in 1943 and 1945. Tragically, Martha drowned in Lake Mattamuskeet in 1955. The surviving daughter, Linda Harris McKinney, resides with her husband Jimmy in Nashville, N.C.  In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Harris is survived by two beloved grandchildren: Dwight McKinney and wife, Mary Margaret of Edenton, N.C., and Heather McKinney Daughtridge and husband, Will of Rocky Mount, N.C. Five great-grandchildren brought hours of pleasure to the life of “Great-Nana”: Luke, Catie and Rhett of Edenton, and William and Meredith of Rocky Mount.  In addition to her immediate family are much-loved nieces and nephews: Dick Tunnell of Swan Quarter, Mary Helen Tunnell Gaddy of Merry Hill, N.C., Gilbert Tunnell of New York City, Lee Tunnell of Hertford, and Nancy Tunnell Buck of Lexington, Va.  Mrs. Harris was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church where she served in numerous capacities over many years. She was a lifelong member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Fairfield Book Club.  Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, February 8, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. The funeral service will be held at Fairfield United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 9 at 2 p.m. with burial following in Fairfield Cemetery.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, February 8, 2006)

HARRIS, Alva Howard

Alva Howard Harris, 84, of 109 Jubilee Place, New Bern, died at his home on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  Born in Carteret County, December 22, 1928, he was the son of the late Ben and Hazel Whitley Harris.  Early in his life, his family moved to Leechville and then into Hyde County and in later years he moved to the New Bern area.  Alva was a 1947 graduate of the former John A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven. He left for Alaska on Easter Sunday of 1949 and returned at Thanksgiving and then went to Alaska again in 1950 and was there from Easter to Thanksgiving.  While in Alaska, he worked on a salmon trawler and in the gold mines. He entered the Coast Guard in December, 1950 where he served until 1953.  Thus, his time in Alaska and with the Coast Guard was in the middle of his undergraduate years as he had run out of money.  He  then entered N. C. State University where he studied in Wildlife Management and earned his Master’s of Science Degree in 1958.  He served as visiting professor at N. C. State and he later received his PhD in Parasitology in June of 1965 and then on to Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana as professor of Natural Science until his retirement in 1988.  He also served for some years as Chief Ecologist and Collector for Carolina Biological Supply Company.  In 1990, he founded his own trucking company which is now owned by his son, Michael.  Even after his retirement he enjoyed commercial fishing from his homeplace in Hyde County, N. C.  Surviving are his wife, soulmate and love of his life for five years,  Donna Ange Harris; three sons, Ben Howard Harris and wife, Anne of Winston-Salem, Kenneth Alva Harris of Fourchon, LA. And Michael Robert Harris of Thibodaux, LA.; three sisters, Sylvia H. Davis of the Ponzer Community in Hyde County, N.C., Sue H. Castellow of Washington, N. C. and Judy H. Riddle of Fayetteville, N.C.; two grandchildren, Michael and Benjamin Harris.  His life will be remembered privately in a special gathering of his family for a time of sharing.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

HARRIS, Annie Silverthorne

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Annie Silverthorne HARRIS, 73, of Route 1, died June 19 in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late John and Maggie Cox Silverthorne. She was the widow of Warren Spencer Harris, Jr. She was a member of Middletown Christian Church, Shepherd's Staff and Hyde Focus on Aging in which she was instrumental in planning for the building and completion of the Hyde Senior Center. She was a member of Hyde Chapter #213, Order of Eastern Star and was a past Matron. She retired in 1981 after serving for many years as bookkeeper with Hyde County Board of Education. Funeral services were held Friday in Middletown Christian Church with Dr. Frank Wibiril and the Rev. Robert Parvin officiating. Burial was in Fulford Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters: Merle Anne H. Harrison of Fayetteville, Betty H. Lloyd of Plymouth, and Barbara H. Gimlick of Cary; a sister, Miss Margarette Silverthorne of Route 1; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - June 23, 1991)

HARRIS, Aubrey Eugene

YORKTOWN, VA. - Aubrey Eugene HARRIS, 79, died Saturday, January 31. A native of Engelhard, he had been a peninsula resident for 10 years. Most of his life he was a self-employed fisherman. He was a member of the Middletown Christian Church in Middletown. He is survived by four daughters: Sandra H. Wilkins of Durham, Jean H. Langdon of Pleasant Garden, New York, Mary Harris of New York, N.Y., and Nell H. Page of Yanceyville; two sons: Michael R. Harris of Chesterfield, Va. and David R. Harris of Raleigh; one sister, Margaret H. Cockes of Yorktown; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, February 2, with Chaplain Nancy Hayes, the Rev. Lee Stock and the Rev. Donald P. Stroud officiating. Interment followed in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard at 3 p.m. with the Rev. David L. Johnson, Sr. Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, Va. was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 3, 1998)

HARRIS, Barbara Styron

ENGELHARD - Barbara Styron HARRIS, 68, died Thursday, December 11 at Pitt County memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Born in Beaufort County November 21, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Margaret Ann Sparrow STYRON.  She spent her early childhood in North Carolina and later lived in Massachusetts where she graduated from the Pembroke High School in Pembroke.  She attended Harden Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and Boston University.  She completed her certificate in medical technology and maintained her certification as American Medical Technologist.  She was a member of the Order of Easter Star, Hyde Chapter.  In 1979 she was married to Donald G. HARRIS and moved to North Carolina where she and her husband opened the Harris Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Fairfield which they have continued to operate.  Surviving are her husband; a son, Richard Leonard FLETCHER, JR. of Manns Harbor; a daughter, Margaret Fletcher TILLMAN of Fairfield; a step-daughter, Jael M. REYNOLDS of Engelhard; two sisters: Lydia S. GRAMER of Ft. Worth, Texas and Georgia S. JOHNSON of Virginia Beach, Va.; and two grandchildren: Whitney Corrinne TILLMAN and Katelynn Denise TILLMAN.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Sunday at the graveside in Fulford Cemetery.  Scott Sukeforth will officiate.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 14, 2003; pg. 12A)

HARRIS, Betty Pulaski

FAIRFIELD - Mrs. Betty Pulaski Harris, 79, a resident of Britthaven of Edenton and formerly of Church Street in Fairfield, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at Chowan Hospital, Edenton.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Providence Methodist Church, Swan Quarter, with the Rev. Freddie M. Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Mrs. Harris was born in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 29, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Herman Leo and Viola Loveless Pulaski. She was married to the Rev. Walter Macon Harris Jr., pastor of the former Fairfield Baptist Church, who preceded her in death in 1982.  Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Freddie M. Harris of Windsor, and Donald Macon Harris of Manteo; two daughters, Barbara H. Ellis and Vickie H. Collier, both of Plymouth; 13 grandchildren and 10 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 Timmy and Lisa Cahoon, 585 Main St., Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, February 15, 2007)

HARRIS, Bryan Shelton

Mr. Bryan Shelton Harris, 81, of 519 Church St., Fairfield, died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Fairfield Christian Church with Ray Everton and Mr. Harris’ nephew, Danny Gish, officiating. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Mr. Harris was born in Bethany, Neb., on July 4, 1925. He was the son of the late Douglas Rhea and Vira Rafferty Harris. He worked for a number of years as a mechanic with an automobile dealership. After moving to Hyde County, he worked with the county as an attendant with the solid waste department in Swan Quarter. He was a leader in the former Odd Fellow Lodge in Swan Quarter. He was a member of Fairfield Christian Church, where he served as a deacon.  Survivors include two brothers, James F. Harris of Xenia, Ohio, and Harry H. Harris of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; four sisters, Rosalie H. Wycinowski of Orlando, Fla., Ruth H. Breeze of Centervile, Ohio, Florann H. Gish Flatt of Palm Bay, Fla., and Virginia H. Carawan of Fairfield.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen H. Grooms.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, and other times at the home of his sister, Virginia Carawan, 519 Church St., Fairfield.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, April 24, 2007)

HARRIS, Carl Jeffrey

ENGELHARD - Carl Jeffrey Harris, 64, of 55 Goshen Road, Engelhard, died on Saturday, October 6, 2007, at his home.  Born in Engelhard, October 16, 1942, he was the son of Elma Gray Harris and the late Carl Cahoon Harris. He spent his working life in marine construction and developed many projects in Hyde County. He was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church.  Surviving in addition to his mother, who presently resides at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, are a son, Jeffrey Karl Harris of Chesapeake, VA.; a daughter, Tonya M. Lee and her fiance', Benjamin Waid of Dunn, NC; a brother, Donald Harris of Engelhard; two sisters, Dianne H. Pugh and Tammy H. Sadler, both of Engelhard; his longtime companion, Donna Nifong of Fairfield; grandchildren, Sarah Harris, Michael Harris, Morgan Lee, Maddie Lee, Macie Waid.  Jeff was also preceded in death by a brother, James F. Harris.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery.  Scott Sukeforth and James S. Jones will officiate.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Monday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and at other times at the home of Dianne and Earl Pugh, 32 Nebraska Road, in the Middletown community.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 8. 2007; pg. 10A)

HARRIS, Carma Blair Midyette

RALEIGH - Carma Blair Midyette HARRIS, 80, died May 14, 1995 in Raleigh at the home of her daughter, Harriette Harris Riggs, wife of William H. Riggs. Mrs. Harris, daughter of Oscar and Ludie Gibbs Midyette, was born April 14, 195 at Lake Landing in Hyde County, N.C. She was the widow of Derwood B. Harris, formerly of Bayboro, N.C. and of Chesapeake, Va. Also surviving are daughter, Linda Harris Beasley, wife of Ray Beasley of Madison Heights, Va.; sons: Derwood T. Harris of Sumter, S.C. and John E. Harris of Virginia Beach; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters: Mrs. Cottie Lee Wilson of Greenville, N.C. and Mrs. Lillie Gay Schrieber of Burlington, Mass. A funeral will be conducted by her grandson, the Rev. Billy Riggs of Raleigh, at South Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Aurora, N.C. at 2 p.m. today. Arrangements are by Pollock-Wells & Best Funeral Home in New Bern. (The Virginian-Pilot - circa May 17, 1995)

HARRIS, Carole Lund

FAIRFIELD - Carole Lund HARRIS, 57, died Wednesday, June 30 at Pungo Distrist Hospital.  Born in South Pasadena, California, she was the daughter of the late Howard William and Nadine Irene Utterback Lund.  She was a retired technician in an environmental laboratory before moving to Hyde County with her husband in 2001 from Alta Loma, California.  She was a member of Engelhard Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, James Norwood Harris; two sons: David Parker of Fontana, California and Donald William Parker of Rancho Caco Manda, California; a daughter, Cathie Metzger of Rancho Caco Manda; three sisters: Bonnie Cline of Choudrant, La., Lola Thompson of Apple Valley, California and Anina Ferguson of Riverside, California; and 4 grandchildren.  Memorial services were at 4 p.m. Saturday at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  Pastor Charlie Reber officiating.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 4, 2004; pg. 10A)

HARRIS, Carolyn Spencer

Carolyn Spencer Harris, 98, long time resident of Swan Quarter and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center died late Saturday, November 13, 2010, at Cross Creek.  Born in Engelhard, August 28, 1912, she was the daughter of the late John Milton and Mary Neal Spencer.  She was married to Willie Gray Harris who preceded her in death.  A lifelong Methodist, “Miss Carolyn” was active in United Methodist Women, was editor of “Kede Green” the newsletter of the Greenville District of United Methodist Women until 1995, served as pianist and organist and chairperson of the Worship Committee at Providence United Methodist Church and led the Cross Creek Ministry on behalf of the church for many years.  She graduated from Hyde County High School and East Carolina Teacher’s College. She retired from the Hyde County Schools after 42 years of teaching, at Engelhard and Swan Quarter, in 1975 and maintained her activity in Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, directed the Glee Club and led the drama group at school as extra activity.  She was long active in the American Cancer Society in Hyde County as well as the Lung Association for many years.  She continued to deliver Meals-On-Wheels at the age of 85 and was a help-mate for one and all.  Carolyn loved to travel and broaden her horizons.  She loved to cook and was famous for her dinners and especially her homemade rolls.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Providence United Methodist Church.  Rev. Valerie Ballance-Tyson will officiate.  Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be John Spencer, Bob Spencer, Harry Martin, Pete Credle, C. W. Cahoon and Wayne Hodges.  Surviving are two brothers, Warren Gray Spencer and wife, Grace of Swan Quarter and Charles Neal Spencer and wife, Annette of Wilmington; a sister, Julia Robena Spencer of Wilmington; a sister-in-law, Mae Spencer; eleven nieces and nephews; seventeer great nieces and nephews and seven great great nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Milton Spencer and a sister, Mary Lewis Martin.  Memorials are suggested to Providence United Methodist Church, c/o of Gary Cahoon, Treasurer, 1094 Main Street, Swan Quarter, N.C. 27885, Soule United Methodist Church, c/o Sandra Tunnell, 809 Main Street, Swan Quarter, N.C. 27885, Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Dept., P. O. Box 91, Swan Quarter, NC 27885 or the charity of one’s choice.  The family will greet friends at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, November 18, 2010)

WORD OF THANKS from Warren Gray Spencer as he thanked the church for all of the various expressions of their love and sympathy in the recent death of his sister, Carolyn Spencer Harris.  Her funeral was held Saturday at Providence where she served for so many, many years.

A TRIBUTE TO THE LIFE OF CAROLYN SPENCER HARRIS - What a blessing to have known “Miss Carolyn”.  The joy of life is reflected in the many places where she served….in the areas of Hyde County, in the schools, in the church and the many extended places beyond the county lines where she brought a fresh burst of energy in every torch that she desired to take up and run with.  First and foremost, Carolyn Harris was a child of God and she lived out that fact before all who knew her.  Her daily life was a worship service in itself and there must have never been a doubt that her Christian character was contagious.  She had a special way of motivating the church as she led in worship, music, United Methodist Women at every level.  She never was selfish, but gave and gave of herself and her talents as she was instrumental in guiding young people in the arts and the culture that she so much desired for them.   As my neighbor, she was a blessing.  The many meals around her table and those special fried oysters, pineapple casserole and yeast rolls……..and every place setting “just right”.  Such a gathering was a real joy and she rejoiced in having friends and family gather as she entertained.  School administrators counted her a “principal’s blessing” and blessed every day that she carried out her responsibilities in the school system.  She was a born leader and a true teacher as she was with the children at school, in the church and in the community being the role model that children deserved.  Her strong attributes are evident in many today because they truly learned from her.  God bless her memory as He receives her into his Heavenly care.  The victory is hers and we can bask in the sunshine of our memories when we think of how she touched our lives.  (Soule Newsletter - Nov. 24, 2010 by Steve Bryan)

HARRIS, Cecil Reuben

SWAN QUARTER - Cecil Reuben HARRIS, 87, of Callao, Virginia and formerly of Swan Quarter, died December 2 in Virginia. Mr. Harris was a former employee of Otis Elevator Company and served in the merchant marines for 10 years, four of which were in World War II. Surviving are his wife, Doris A. Harris; two daughters: Delores Gollihar of Washington state and Zola Patemo of Fort Myers Beach, Florida; 7 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. A graveside burial service was set for 2 p.m. Saturday in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter, with Steven Bryan to officiate. The family was to receive friends at Providence United Methodist Church in Swan Quarter immediately following the service on Saturday. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 17, 1999; pg. 12A)

HARRIS, Cemore G.

SWAN QUARTER - Mr. Cemore G. HARRIS, 91, formerly of Swan Quarter, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Arrangements will be announced by Whitfield and Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, April 25, 2004)

SWAN QUARTER - Mr. Cemore G. HARRIS, 91, formerly of Swan Quarter, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Jobes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter, with Elder Willie Werts officiating. Burial will follow in the Brown cemetery, Engelhard.  Mr. Harris was born in Hyde County, the son of the late Benjamin and Melissa Harris. He was married to Lottie Mae Harris, who survives. He was a member of Greater Pine Grove Disciples of Christ Church, where he served as a deacon.  Survivors include two sons, Benjamin Harris of Engelhard and Grandy Lee Harris of Raleigh; one sister, Ella Mae Harris of Washington; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Ceasear Harris.  The family will receive friends at the home of his son, Benjamin Harris, 440 Gull Rock Road, Engelhard.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, April 27, 2004)

HARRIS, Curfew

Mr. Curfew HARRIS, 86, of 1719 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Star of Zion Church of Christ with Elder Tom Jennette officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Community Cemetery.  Mr. Harris was born in Hyde County on Nov. 20, 1919. He was the son of the late Jim and Rebena C. Harris. He had been a farmer.  Survivors include one daughter, Minnie H. Grays of Fairfield; two sisters, Virginia Singleton of New York and Mable Horne of Florida; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, December 2, 2005)

HARRIS, David

March the 8th, the spirit of David HARRIS took its flight into the Great Beyond. He was born Sept. 12th 1833, and at the time of his death was 79 years, six months and twenty-six days old. He was married three times and his last wife died only a few years ago. He leaves three sons, W.J. Harris of Leechville, N.C., J.G. Harris of Scranton, N.C., and Chas. Harris out West. He also leaves three brothers, W.S., Benjamin, and G.W. Harris. W.S. and G.W. live at Swan Quarter and Benjamin lives at Bell Island in Hyde County. T.W. Harris, a younger brother, died the 12th of January last. He was a member of the Christian Church at Swan Quarter and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He died at a ripe old age at the home of his brothers, G.W. and W.S. Harris at Swan Quarter and was buried in the family burying ground at the old homestead. The burial services were conducted by Rev. H.S. Davenport in the presence of a large and sympathetic audience. "One by one love links are broken; One by one our friends depart." Mr. Harris was a good man and was liked by all who knew him. Peaces to his ashes. (The Washington Progress - Thursday, March 20, 1913; pg. 5; column 3)

HARRIS, Doris A.

SWAN QUARTER - Doris A. HARRIS, formerly of Collins, Iowa, died June 9 in a Richmond, Va. hospital. She was the widow of Cecil R. Harris, formerly of Swan Quarter. Mrs. Harris was employed as a dental assistant/office manager in Washington, D.C. for 16 years and later retired to Callao, Va. where she became postmaster at the Hyacinth, Va. Post Office until its closing. She was an active member of Henderson United Methodist Church. She was married to Cecil Reuben Harris for 43 years. He died in 1998. Survivors include two daughters: Zola B. Paterno of Ft. Myers, Florida and Delores Galliher of Clarkston, Washington; 7 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters (not named). Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16 at Soule Cemetery in Hyde County. Steve Bryan will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 14, 2001; pg. 10A)

HARRIS, Elaine Tunnell

HERTFORD - Elaine Tunnell HARRIS, 92, died October 10 in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. A native of Hyde County, she was the widow of John G. Harris of Raleigh and also Leon Phelps and the daughter of the late Martha Harris and Joseph L. Tunnell. Survivors include a sister, Ada T. Harris of Fairfield; two sisters-in-law: Iberia Tunnell of Swan Quarter and Atha Tunnell of Hertford; a step-daughter, Elizabeth Smith of West Hamliton, Vt.; three nephews: Gilbert Tunnell of New York City, Dick Tunnell of Swan Quarter and Lee Tunnell of Hertford; three nieces: Linda McKinney of Nashville, Mary Helen Gaddy of Merry Hill, and Nancy Buck of Peachtree City, Ga.; 10 great-nieces and nephews. She resided in Raleigh for 52 years before moving to Hertford. She retired as administrative assistant to the Dean of the School of Engineering at NC State University. Prior to being employed there, she taught at St. Mary's College, Hardbarger Business College in Raleigh and Fairfield High School in Hyde County. She was a graduate of East Carolina University. Mrs. Harris was a past member of the Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, the Raleigh Garden Club, Hertford United Methodist Church and its Della Shamburger Circle of the United Methodist Women. Memorial services will be held in Hertford United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 with the Rev. Leonard Doucette officiating. Burial will follow in Montlawn Cemetery on South Wilmington St. in Raleigh at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jon Strother officiating. Swindell Funeral Home of Hertford is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 16, 2001; pg. 9A)

HARRIS, Elbert M. "Mutt"

PORTSMOUTH, VA. - Elbert M. HARRIS, 83, of the 3700 block of Shannon Road, died December 4, 1999, in a local hospital. He was born in Swan Quarter, N.C. and retired from Sadler Material Corp. as a tugboat captain after 19 years of service. He was a U.S. veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Grace Joy Harris; a daughter, Karen Lucille Wilson of Bluemont, Va.; a step-son, Joseph Madron Wilkins of Portsmouth; and two step-grandchildren: Brittany Wilkins and Lindsay Wilkins. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Memorial Park by Dr. David R. Denny. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot; Wednesday, December 6, 1999) [Submitted by Sharon Gable]

HARRIS, Elizabeth Cahoon

CHESAPEAKE - Elizabeth C. HARRIS died Aug. 25, 1998, at Chesapeake General Hospital. She had resided in Norfolk since 1942 and for the past two years she had lived in Chesapeake. She was born Feb. 27, 1912, at Swan Quarter, N.C., in Hyde County. She was predeceased by her husband, Sell D. Harris and her eldest daughter, Joyce H. Smithwick of Florence, S.C. She is survived by her youngest daughter, Priscilla H. Kaufman of Chesapeake; her sisters, Kathleen Whitley of Pantego, N.C., and Grace Spencer of Swan Quarter; her brother, Joshua Cahoon of Norfolk; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. today. The family will gather at 400 Thole St., Norfolk, throughout the day on Saturday. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, August 28, 1998; pg. 8B)

HARRIS, Emma Jarvis

PORTSMOUTH, VA. - Emma Jarvis HARRIS, 102, of 28 Loxley Road, died Sunday in a Portsmouth hospital. Mrs. Harris was a native of Swan Quarter, N.C. She was the widow of Edward Harris and a resident of Portsmouth since 1918. Survivors include four daughters: Nydia Jackson, Addie Rea, Elizabeth Reamey and Edith Johnson; and one son, Milbern Harris, all of Portsmouth; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great- grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Foster Funeral Home. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Yeatesville Cemetery, Yeatesville, N.C. (The Ledger Star (Portsmouth, Va. newspaper) - Monday, October 19, 1981) [ Submitted by Sharon Gable, great-granddaughter of Emma Jarvis Harris ]

HARRIS, Emmanuel

HEAD OF THE LAKE - Emmanuel HARRIS, 77, a highly respected Negro man of the Head of the Lake neighborhood near Swan Quarter, died Friday, Aug. 28. The funeral was conducted Aug. 31 by Elder Booker T. Boomer at the Piney Grove Disciples Church. A large crowd attended the funeral. He had been three times married, his living wife being Julia Harris Credle. He is survived by several sons and daughters. He had been a deacon for 30 years in his church and a preacher for 15 years. (The Coastland Times - Friday, September 4, 1953; pg. 4)

HARRIS, Ercell Rose

SWAN QUARTER - Ercell Rose HARRIS, 88, formerly of Swan Quarter and Lake Landing in Hyde County and more recently a resident of Roanoke Rapids, died Friday, November 27, 1998, in Halifax Convalescent Center in Roakoke Rapids. Born in Hyde County on July 29, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Bennett Rose and Elizabeth Jarvis Rose. She was married to Harvey Elmo Harris on December 23, 1925. He died October 28, 1974. She was a member of Swan Quarter Christian Church. Surviving are three sons: Percy A. Harris of Fairfield, Thomas Sherrill Harris of Swan Quarter and George B. Harris of Roanoke Rapids; a daughter, Christine H. Kelly of Roanoke Rapids; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by a daughter, Eva Mae Walker; a son, Floyd Harris; her eight sisters: Omey R. Rose, Annie R. Brinn, Melissa R. Midgette, Dixie Mae R. Brinn, Della R. Cahoon, Missouri R. Emery, Parlia Bell R. Berry, and Nora R. Harris. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Sunday) at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Steve Bryan will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 29, 1998; pg. 10A)

HARRIS, Eula Berry
The Coastland Times - Friday, June 10, 1966; pg. 8

HARRIS, Geraldine Cahoon

Mrs. Geraldine Cahoon HARRIS, age 76, a former resident of Pinetown, NC, died Sunday, October 15, 2006, at the Williamston Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday October 18, 2006, at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Dell Hagwood. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Harris’ grandchildren and their spouses.  Mrs. Harris was born in Hyde County on October 3, 1930, daughter of the late Sylvanus V. and Mattie Ruth Hudson Cahoon. She was a graduate of Bath High School. Mrs. Harris married Wilbur Gray Harris Sr. in May 1952, who preceded her in death on July 3, 2004. She was a former member of the Jolly Campers Club and a member of Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ. She was the owner and operator of Geri’s Dress Shop in Washington for a number of years.  Survivors include two daughters, Peggy H. Edwards of Washington, Cheryl H. Ray and her husband Dennis of Farmville; two sons, Wilbur G. Harris, Jr. of Pinetown and Alan J. Harris of San Diego, CA; nine grandchildren: Chris Harris and wife Gwen, Michael Barton and wife Loretta, Rebecca Jordan and husband Rob, Crystal Barton, Andy Ray and his wife Angel, Douglas Ray, Wilbur G. Harris, III, Rodney Harris and Nicole Harris and five great-grandchildren: Jasmine McHargue, Emily Harris, Britany Norman, Joshua Ray and Kayla Jordan. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by a sister: Maxine Bradley and a brother: Bryce Cahoon.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Mrs. Harris’ daughter, Peggy, located at #10 Winstead Drive, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Harris family.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, October 17, 2006)

HARRIS, Gilbert Driver

SWAN QUARTER - Gilbert Driver "Bertie" HARRIS, 63, died Sept. 27 at Pungo District Hospital, in Belhaven. He was a Hyde County native, the son of the late Fred N. and Alma Driver Harris. He was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired Chief Engineer with Willis Tug Lines, Inc. Surviving are his wife, Eloise Smithwick Harris; a son, David Wayne Harris of Greenville; two daughters: Mrs. Deborah H. Cahoon of Mt. Airy and Annette H. Fink of East Bend; three sisters: Violet Bulluck and Sally Reiger, both of Tarboro and Colleen Creevy of Wickatuck, N.J.; and 4 grandchildren. The family is receiving friends at Rt. 1, Swan Quarter. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Swan Quarter Christian Church, c/o Mrs. Lenora Bright, Treasurer, Swan Quarter. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, September 29, 1992)

[Rembrances of Wilbur C. Harris: "Bertie was my first cousin. I remember he had a housebroke pig that would ride in the front seat of his pickup truck. Fred N. Harris was my uncle and my Daddy's oldest brother. Uncle Fred and Aunt Alma were like grandparents to me. I remember that for many years their house in Swan Quarter had no indoor plumbing and I used to fish in the canal in front of their house"]

HARRIS, Grandy Lee

RALEIGH - Mr. Grandy Lee HARRIS, 63, a resident of Raleigh, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Whitfield & Whitley Chapel with Bishop Carlton Keyes officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Harris was born in Hyde County, son of Lottie Mae G. Harris and the late Lemore Harris.  Survivors include six sisters, Ella M. Harris, Dorothy St. Clair, Constance Jordan and Novella Keyes, all of Washington, Shirley Ore of Raleigh and Mary Elliott of Washington, D.C.; and a brother, Benjamin Harris of Engelhard.  The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, Lottie M. Harris, 361 N. Respess St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, March 6, 2005)

HARRIS, Hurley Hardy

Hurley Hardy Harris,75, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  Born in Swan Quarter September 17, 1931. he was the son of the late Jabie Norwood and Thelma Gaskill Harris.  Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery.  Elder Johnny Ray Gardner will officiate.  Surviving are two brothers, Leland Harris of Chesapeake, Va. and James Norwood Harris of Engelhard.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jabie Norwood Harris, Jr. and a sister, Anna Mae H. Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Sunday evening between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 19, 2007; pg. 10A)

HARRIS, SR., Jack Jones

SCRANTON - Jack Jones HARRIS, SR., 81, died June 24. He was a retired farmer and a member of Star of Zion Disciple Church in Fairfield. Survivors include his wife, Evelena Harris of the home; three sons: Jack J. Harris, Jr. and James E. Harris, both of New York, and Joseph Harris of Fairfield; one step-son, Jerry Harris of Raleigh; three daughters: Dorothy Hawkins of Jacksonville, Fla., Lula Thomas and Walnita Harris, both of Plymouth; five step-daughters: Dorothy Davis of Delaware, Viola Manning of Buffalo, N.Y., Claudette Moore of Norfolk, Va., Shirley Berry of Swan Quarter, and Mary F. Harris of Belhaven; 43 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Star of Zion Disciple Church in Fairfield. Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 30, 1996)

HARRIS, James Thomas

SWAN QUARTER - Funeral services for James Thomas HARRIS of Swan Quarter, who died at his home Saturday at 8:15 p.m., were conducted Monday afternoon from the Swan Quarter Christian Church by Rev. Howard Williams, Rev. Macon Spencer and Merlin Berry. Burial was in Soule Cemetery near Swan Quarter. The young man was afflicted with something similar to polio while in the fourth grade and it developed into a condition which soon made him an invalid. For the past 15 years he had been continuously under the direct care of his mother. He was born near Swan Quarter on November 16, 1929, the son of Mrs. Pearl Fisher Harris and the late Thomas B. Harris. He had been a member of Geneva Park Christian Church in Portsmouth, Va. since July 18, 1948. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are one brother, Henry G. Harris of Portsmouth, Va.; three half-sisters: Mrs. Troy Silverthorne of Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. Lundy Hudson of Roanoke Rapids and Mrs. Louisa Jordan of Fayetteville; two half-brothers: Benjamin C. Cahoon and Robert Cahoon of Portsmouth, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. (The Coastland Times - Friday, December 24, 1954; pg. 4)

HARRIS, Johnnie Cahoon

SWAN QUARTER - Johnnie Cahoon HARRIS, age 47, died Wednesday as the result of an accident.  Graveside Services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cahoon Cemetery in Swan Quarter by Phil Emmert.  Owens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Harris was born in Hyde County in May 20, 1934, son of the late Samuel W. and Bettie Ann Harris.  He was an employee of the North Carolina State Highway Division Maintenance Department.  Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Christelle Zelsor, of Chincoteague, VA; and a brother, Henry Harris, of Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - August 29, 1981)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Art Carawan]

HARRIS, Joseph S.
[unknown 1978 newspaper] Submitted by Sharron Brace

HARRIS, Katie Swindell

Katie Swindell Harris, 86, of 384 Lazy Lane, Engelhard and most recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care, died Sunday February 2, 2014.  Born in Hyde County on July 16, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Betty Litchfield Swindell. She spent most of her working years with Harris Barber shop in Engelhard.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in Fulford Cemetery. Leon Williams will officiate.   Surviving is a daughter; Kay Gibbs of Engelhard; three grandchildren, Darkis Selman, Shana Lee Mooney, Kaitlynn Nicole Byrd; eight great-grandchildren, Erica D. Selman, Dillon R. Selman, Kayley E. Selman, Xander B. Mooney, Ansia D. Mooney, Brian C. Byrd, Jr., Hailey C. Byrd and Jacquelyn H. Byrd.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Thomas Swindell.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

HARRIS, Lenora Berry

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Lenora Berry HARRIS, 89, of Swan Quarter, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Tyrrell County, April 10, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Richard and Elizabeth Gibbs Berry. She was the widow of Earl D. Harris who died in 1987. She attended the Soule United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Aide for many years.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are a son, Jerry L. Harris and his wife, Judy, of Plymouth; a sister, Eva Grey Spruill of Oceana, Va.; five grandchildren, Scott S. Harris of Washington, Samantha H. Mansfield of Greenville, N.C., Dawn H. Snyder of Advance, Sabra Harris of Greenville, S.C., and Lindsay M. Harris of Greenville, N.C.; great-grandchildren Noah C. Mansfield, Simon S. Harris, Conor H. Snyder, Abigail E. Harris, Payne D. Mansfield and Alex C. Snyder.  She was preceded in death by a son, Andy E. Harris in 1986; brothers, Major William Berry, Otiva Berry, David Bliss Berry, Benjamin R. Berry; sister, Sophia Jane Shepard, Cora Leigh Barnes and Elizabeth Berry.  The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, May 2, 2005)

HARRIS, Leonia G. Sanders

FAIRFIELD - Mrs. Leonia G. Sanders HARRIS, 101, of 7411 N.C. Highway 94, Fairfield died Friday, March 11, 2005 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Star of Zion Church of Christ with the Rev. Billy R. Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris family cemetery, Fairfield.  Mrs. Harris was born in Hyde County on Dec. 12, 1906. She was the daughter of the late McGullan and Mary Simpson Sanders. She was a homemaker.  Survivors include one son, John W. Harris Sr. of Newport News, Va.; one daughter, Mary Carter of Delaware; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, March 15, 2005)

HARRIS, Lottie Mae Gibbs

Mrs. Lottie Mae Gibbs HARRIS, 90, of 290 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Washington, died Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Mount Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Harris was born on Feb. 29, 1918 in Hyde County. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Mary Mann Gibbs. She attended Hyde County schools and was employed by the Beaufort County Hospital Laundry Department for 24 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cemore Harris, three sons, Ceasear Harris, Grandy Harris and Vincent Harris and seven siblings. She was a faithful member of the Mount Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Survivors include one son, Benjamin Harris of Engelhard; six daughters, Ella M. Harris of the home, Mary L. Elliot of Washington, D.C., Shirley Ore of Raleigh, Dorothy St. Clair, Constance Jordan and Norvella Keyes of Washington; two brothers, Charlie Gibbs and Matthew Gibbs of Washington; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A walk-in visitation will be conducted at the home from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.  Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home is arranging the service.  (Washington Daily News – Sunday, April 13, 2008)

HARRIS, Milton

GREENSBORO - Milton Harris, 86, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at his home following a long illness.  The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. The Reverend Virginia Herring, Assistant Rector and The Reverend Doctor William Ortt of Christ Church, Easton, MD will officiate. The family will visit with friends and family at a reception after the service.  Milton was born January 19, 1925 in Swan Quarter, NC. He attended Swan Quarter schools and Presbyterian Junior College. Milton was a WWII and Korean War Veteran. He was an auditor and safety inspector; and, was a founding member of "Great Issues Coffee Group" for over 50 years. He excelled in his knowledge of history and big band music. He enjoyed playing cards, shooting pool, writing to the editor plus telling stories and performing card tricks for his many nieces and nephews.  Milton was preceded in death by his parents, Robbie Milton and Victoria Dunbar Harris, five brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Glade Sears Harris and daughter, Susan Ortt and her husband Bill.  The family expresses their sincere gratitude to Dr. Patrick Wright and Dr. William Hopper and their staffs. Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Chapel is assisting the Harris family.  (News Record - May 11, 2011)

HARRIS, Nellie Spencer

ENGELHARD - Nellie Spencer HARRIS, 85, died late Thursday, March 16, at Beaufort County Hospital.  Born in Gum Neck, Tyrrell County on March 18, 1920, she was the daughter of the late James Monroe and Freddie Coming Patrick Spencer and was the last of fifteen children.  She was married to Shadrac Harold "Jack" Harris on October 19, 1940.  He preceded her in death on July 8, 1962.  She spent her working years as a clerk at Farrow's Red and White in Engelhard, worked as a "Green Thumb" worker at Mattamuskeet School for several years and provided in-home aid services for many elderly and shut-ins through the years.  She was a member of Engelhard Baptist Church.  Surviving are a son, Henry Harold Harris and his wife Sherry of Bessemer City; a daughter, Juanite Harris Chamberlin of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; five grandchildren: Patrick, Joseph and Sarah Harris of Bessemer City, Amie Chamberlin DiGennaro of The Dalles, Ore., and Keri Chamberlin of Orlando, Fla.' and one great-granddaughter, Lydia Iris DiGennaro of The Dalles.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at Engelhard Baptist Church.  Pastor Charlie Reber will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery at Lake Landing.  Serving as pallbearers will be Gregory Berry, Allen Spencer, Earl Spencer, Ben Herman, Tony Spencer and Dale Smith.  The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 19, 2006; pg. 10A)

HARRIS, Orene Daniels

FAIRFIELD - Orene Daniels HARRIS, 94, formerly of Church Street, and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Saturday, September 25 at Cross creek. She was a loyal and devoted member of the Fairfield Christian Church and considered her church family to be her family. Surviving are a sormer son-in-law, Delbert Cuthrell and his wife, Geraldine of Virginia Beach, Va.; two grandsons: Eric G. Cuthrell of Wilmington and Mark S. Barbee of Midlothian, Va.; two granddaughters: Rebecca A. Sutton of Virginia Beach and Nancy Atlee of Clifton, Va.; and 4 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband, Roe Lindsey Harris, a retired Christian church minister, 1974; and a daughter, Violet Faye Harries Cuthrell in 1971. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Fairfield Christian Church with burial following in the Fairfield cemetery. William W. Booth officiated. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, September 28, 1999; pg. 7A)

HARRIS, Percy Apperson

FAIRFIELD - Percy "Pappy" Apperson HARRIS, 73, of Piney Woods Rd. in Fairfield, died early Friday, May 11, 2001, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born Novenber 26, 1927 in Swan Quarter, he was the son of the late Harvey Elmo and Ercell Rose Harris. He received his education at the former West Hyde School and Cavalier Flyer's School. He served in the U.S. Marines between 1946 and 1947 and was discharged as private first class. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict in the Fisrt Cavalry until 1952. An active Mason, he was a member of Fairfield Lodge AF & AM, York Rite Masons, Sudan Temple and Pitt County Shrine Club. He retired from the N.C. Forestry Service in 1982 after 21 years of service as fire control pilot. In his retirement he enjoyed living around Lake Mattamuskeet and spending time daily at the Coffee Table Club in Fairfield and working as a deputy sheriff serving as court bailiff. He was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church at Lake Landing. At Mr. Harris' request, there will be no funeral service held. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou Swindell Harris; a son, Thomas Blair Harris of Winterville; two daughters: Virginia H. McBride of Hatteras and Betty Ann H. Glaze of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Christine Kelly of Belhaven; two brothers: Thomas Sherrill Harris of Swan Quarter and G.B. Harris of Roanoke Rapids; grandchildren: Ronald E. Jarvis, Jr., Darrin McBride, Zachary Glaze and Leigh Harris. Mr. Harris was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Mae Walker, and a granddaughter, Betty Blair Jarvis. The family will be receiving friends at the home during this weekend while Percy is in Heaven flying Plane Number 9. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 13, 2001; pg. 14A)

HARRIS, Phyliss H.

SWAN QUARTER - Phyliss H. HARRIS of Lewiston, Maine, and formerly of Swan Quarter, died Saturday night, Dec. 19 at Marshwood Health Center in Lewiston. Born in Bangor, Maine, she was a resident of Hyde County for many years and was the widow of William W. Harris. Surviving are two daughters: Stephanie Hlister-Croteau of Lewiston, Maine and Billi Robin H. Burrus of Engelhard; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 22, 1998. pg. 7A)

HARRIS, Rena Bell

HYDE COUNTY'S DISTINCT LOSS - The death of Mrs. Rena Bell HARRIS, the beloved wife of Dr. Arthur Graham Harris, physician and friend at Fairfield, is distinctly a blow to the county of Hyde where her kind and gently graciousness wielded a great influence for the community good.  No community can easily afford the loss of such helpful people whose daily life from day to day radiates comfort, good cheer and inspiration.  Those who know the sweetness of the lives of this splendid couple who side by side have done so much for Fairfield and for Hyde, can easily understand the great success that followed the efforts of a country doctor who set out on his mission of mercy after he had grown to manhood.  Filled with a purposeful ambition and desire to serve his neighbors, he deserted the profession of a steamboat engineer, after suffering a great misfortune.  He went to college, followed the study of medicine and when he had served his internship, came back to his old home at Fairfield.  Here among his old friends and neighbors, where usually it is most difficult for a professional man to gain success, Dr. Harris with this lovely woman to comfort his life and to charm his home, made a great success in a region where his ministrations were mostly needed.  Two splendid sons blessed this union and through all the years has continued an ideal family life.  The story of the success of Dr. Harris and his family is sufficient tribute to the useful and beautiful life of Mrs. Harris.  Long before her death came she knew she was going on, that soon the candle would flicker and fail.  She never let her loved ones know she was going to die.  Mere words and thoughts of loving friends are too little to offer surviving relatives of a good woman, who have know her companionship and helpfulness.  They have an immeasurable comfort in the memory of her worth that forever falls about them as a mantle of comfort and joy and will remain a lasting benediction.  (The Dare County Times - Friday, January 8, 1943; pg. 2)

FAIRFIELD LOSES A FINE CITIZEN - Funeral services for Mrs. Rena Bell HARRIS, wife of Dr. A.G. Harris of Fairfield, were held from the home last Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock with the Rev. J.T. Lennon, assisted by the Rev. E.R. Stewart and the Rev. W.G. Guthrie.  Interment was in the Fairfield Cemetery.  Mrs. Harris passed away at her home in Fairfield last Monday following an illness of several years.  She was 58 years old.  Mrs. Harris was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Hyman Bell and Marcus Lafayette Bell of Hobgood.  She was born October 12, 1884.  Mrs. Harris came to Hyde County June 21, 1906 upon her marriage to Dr. Harris of Fairfield.  She was a leader in community life and highly respected as a good neighbor and worthwhile citizen.  Pallbearers at the funeral were P.E. Swindell, W.G. Harris, Graham Harris, Edward N. Murray, H.C. Jones, Guy Cutrell, R.G. Roebuck, Muriell Swindell and Roland L. Jones.  Mrs. Harris is survived by her husband; two sons: Arthur Bell Harris of Fairfield and John Graham Harris of Winston-Salem; four sisters: Mrs. T.M. Jenkins of Roanoke Rapids, Mrs. Elizabeth Strickland of Hobgood, Mrs. Julian Powell of Hampton, Virginia and Mrs. Lucy Gammon of Phoebus, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.  (The Dare County Times - Friday, January 15, 1943; pg. 4)

HARRIS, Robert Ernisto

Mr. Robert Erinesto Harris, 37, of 125 Bridge Lane, Youngsville, and formerly of Hyde County, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, in Raleigh. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mattamuskeet High School gym, Swan Quarter, with Elder Willie R. Nixon officiating. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Puckett-Purkett Memorial Chapel, Roper. Arrangements are by Puckett-Purkett Funeral Service, Roper.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, December 18, 2009)

HARRIS, Rue Marshall

RALEIGH - Rue Marshall Harris, 75, died peacefully at her home in Raleigh on Wednesday, January 10, 2007.   The family will receive visitors at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 1200 Benson Road, Garner, NC, on Friday, January 12, between 7 and 9 p.m. At other times, the family will gather at the home of her son, Bill Harris, at 6117 Krandon Drive, Raleigh, NC.  Suzanne Owens, Chaplain for Hospice of Wake County, will conduct a funeral service at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Garner at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 13. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens on Highway 70 between Raleigh and Durham.  Rue was the daughter of William Guy Marshall, Sr., and Thelma Lee Cuthrell Marshall of Engelhard, NC. She is survived by her son, Bill Harris, and his wife Ann of Raleigh and her daughter, Lynn Guthrie, and her husband Lee of Greensboro; three grandchildren, Todd Harris and his wife Teresa of Raleigh, Leslie Carlyle and her husband Kenny of Greensboro, and Laurie Calfee and her husband Worth of Raleigh; three great-grandchildren, Casey Harris of Raleigh and Lily and Reagan Carlyle of Greensboro. Also surviving are her sister Earlyne Gibbs and her sister-in-law Gilda Marshall, both of Engelhard, NC, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Guy Marshall, Jr. (Billy).  Rue had a 40-year career in the mortgage loan business beginning with Stockton, White & Company and ending as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of First Citizens Mortgage Company. She was known for her fierce independence and her abundant generosity. She cared for many family members and friends who knew her as “Rue Mama.”  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, January 14, 2007)

HARRIS, Seth B.

HYDE COUNTY - Seth B. HARRIS of Lake Comfort died on the 1st inst. at the age of 73. He was stricken with LeGrippe which developed into pneumonia. Mr. Harris was a leading man in his neighborhood, had been a Justice of the Peace for several years and at one time county commissioner. His wife preceded him to the grave almost thirty years ago. He leaves a son and daughters to cherish him memory. (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Tuesday, April 21, 1891)

HARRIS, JR., Seth Blount

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Seth Blount HARRIS, JR., 78, died December 27, 1996 at his residence. He was born December 13, 1918 in Swan Quarter to the late Seth Blount and Lillian Pedrick Harris, Sr. He was the widower of Frances Harris and Marie Harris. He was preceded in death by a brother, Linwood Harris. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He was retired from the Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Harris was a member of Hickory United Methodist Church, a past president of Hickory Ruritan Club and a member of the Albemarle Chapter of Emmaus. He is survived by a son, Seth "Pat" Blount Harris, III and his wife Jeanna of Cheasapeake; a sister, Ollie Lee of Swan Quarter; two nieces: Lila Carawan of Ahoskie, and Betty Swindell of Swan Quarter; a step-daughter, Brandy; and a godchild. Funeral services were held December 30 in Hickory United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Mercer with burial in Old Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City. Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake was in charge. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 5, 1997)

HARRIS, Sula

ROANOKE RAPIDS - Funeral services were held at Swan Quarter Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock for Mrs. Sula HARRIS, 65, by Rev. Jim MacKensie, assisted by Rev. R. Kyser. Burial was in Soule Cemetery. She was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Allan HUDSON and made her home in Roanoke Rapids the past 45 years, where two sons live. Her children are Mrs. Deward Reynolds of Columbia and Elmo and Cephas Harris, both of Roanoke Rapids. The Coastland Times - Friday, January 30, 1953; pg. 4)

HARRIS, Thelma Mae Gaskill

Mrs. Thelma Mae Gaskill HARRIS, 92, of Swan Quarter, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died on Monday evening, Nov. 3, 2003 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at the family plot in Soule Cemetery with Elder Johnny Ray Gardner officiating.  Mrs. Harris was born in Pamlico County on Nov. 22, 1910. She was the daughter of the late James N. and Challie Ann Hopkins Gaskill. She was the widow of Jabie Norwood Harris Sr., who preceded her in death in 1941.  Survivors include three sons, Hurley H. Harris of Swan Quarter, James Norwood Harris of Engelhard and Leland W. Harris of Chesapeake, Va.; a daughter, Anna Mae H. Gibbs of Engelhard; a sister, Charity G. Dowdy of Hobucken; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Jabie Norwood Harris Jr., in 1970.  Due to post-hurricane conditions at Bryan Funeral Service, the body may be viewed at Soule United Methodist Church on U.S. Highway 264 beginning at 10 a.m. today.  The family will receive friends at the home on N.C. Highway 45, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, November 5, 2003)

HARRIS, Thomas Sherrelle

SWAN QUARTER - Mr. Thomas Sherrelle HARRIS of Belhaven Square Apartments and formerly of Swan Quarter died Tuesday, June 1, 2004. Arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, June 3, 2004)

HARRIS, Walnita

Ms. Walnita “Neat” Harris, 58, a resident of 804 Wilson St., Plymouth, and a native of Hyde County, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Star Zion Church of Christ–Disciples of Christ, 9925 Pineywoods Road, Fairfield, officiated by Elder Jeffrey Hines. A committal service will be held at the Harris family cemetery on North Lake Road, Engelhard. Arrangements are by Puckett–Purkett Funeral Service Inc., Roper.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, November 29. 2011)

HARRIS, Walter C.

SWAN QUARTER - Walter C. HARRIS, 87, died Monday morning at the home of a son, Dr. Guy V. Harris in Durham. A former resident of Belhaven, he was a member of the Belhaven Methodist Church, a Mason and an Odd Fellow. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Berry Harris; one son, Dr. Guy Harris; three sisters: Mrs. Jerome Jarvis, Mrs. Tim Carawan and Mrs. Archie Baum, all of Swan Quarter. Funeral services were conducted at Soule Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. Durwood Goodwin. Interment was in Soule Cemetery here. Mr. Harris was the son of the late Robert W. Harris and Bettie Midgette Harris. He became a resident of Belhaven in 1913. When he retired in 1954, he was Clerk of the Recorder's Court of Belhaven. He taught the Men's Bible Class of the Belhaven Methodist Church for 25 years. For many years he was one of the leading members of the Odd Fellows in Belhaven, and served as Noble Grand several years. He was also a member of the Masonic Order, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Rebekahs, Modern Woodmen of America and the Junior Order. (The Coastland Times - March 9, 1962)

HARRIS, William B.

William B. “Bones” Harris, 94, of 15900 U.S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Jobe’s Chapel Baptist Church, Swan Quarter, with Bishop Charlie Butler officiating.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, December 3, 2011)

HARRIS, Willie Grant

NORFOLK, VA. - Willie Grant HARRIS, 84, died Saturday, January 2 in a local convalescent center. he was born in Swan Quarter. Mr. Harris was a retired processor with H.B. Hunter Co. for many years. He was a member of the Deaf Missionary Church and a former member of the Virginia Association for the Deaf. Survivors include his wife, Florence Gertrude Mason Harris; two step-daughters: Joan Piland of Chesapeake and Shirley Glover of Virginia Beach; two sisters: Peggy H. Conley of Chesapeake and Macel H. Dodd of Hertford; a brother, Isaiah S. Harris of Chesapeake, Va.; 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Pastor Dan Dowdy. Cox Funeral Home of Norfolk was in charge. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 5, 1999; pg. 5A)

HARRIS, Zona Bell Brooks

SWAN QUARTER - Zona Bell Brooks HARRIS, 86, longtime resident of Juniper Bay Road and for the past several years a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died early Monday, September 23, at Cross Creek. Born in Hyde County on January 8, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Lawrence and Martha Elizabeth Selby Brooks. She was the widow of Liston Harris, Jr. who died on August 31, 1986. Mrs. Harris was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church. Surviving are a son, Liston "Bud" Harris, III and wife Arleen of Swan Quarter; two daughters: Elizabeth Ann H. Ross and husband Robert, and Betty Jane H. Everett and husband Dan, all of Swan Quarter; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by a brother, Leslie M. Brooks and two sisters: Anlis B. Sanderson and Dorothy Brooks. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery. Raffael Farrow, Jr. and Phil Emmert will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is serving the Harris family.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002; pg. 5A)

HASSELL, Oscar Edmond

SWAN QUARTER - Oscar Edmond HASSELL, 65, a resident of Cross Creek Healthcare Center, died late Saturday, February 26 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Tyrrell County March 18, 1939, he was the son of Beulah B. Hassell Eburn who resides at Cross Creek Healthcare, and the late Ray Hassell.  A prayer service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  Past Jim Wells will officiate.  Surviving are two sons: Marvin Hassell and William Hassell of Florida; a daughter, Marie of Florida; two brothers: Lawrence Hassell of Columbia and Sam Eburn, Jr. of Fairfield; three sisters: Linda Gibbs of Engelhard, Margie Young of Como and Shirley Farrow of Engelhard.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 1, 2005; pg. 10A)

HASTINGS, Annie Elizabeth

NORFOLK - Annie Elizabeth HASTINGS, 92, formerly of Elizabeth City and Norfolk, died July 9, 1992, in her home. Mrs. Hastings was born in Hyde County, N.C. Survivors include her husband, Samuel W. Hastings Jr.; two sons, Samuel Hastings, III and Edward D. Hastings, both of Dogue; two sisters, Edna James and Hallie Dyer, both of Elizabeth City; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Shiloh Baptist Church, Shiloh, Va. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Powell-Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, Va. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, July 10, 1992; pg. 2D)

HATFIELD, Lynn Cahoon
(Soule Methodist Church Newsletter - August 10, 2014)

HAUN, Alitha Weynette

DURHAM - Ms. Alitha W. ''Weynette'' Haun, 81, passed away at her home on Argonne Drive in Durham Saturday morning. Ms. Haun was born in Brinkley, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Jesse Parks and Carrie Edith Davis. She was married to the late Robert A. Haun, Sr. of Durham. Ms. Haun is survived by her two sons, Robert Arnold Haun, Jr. and Walter Reid Haun, Sr., three grandchildren, Robert Arnold Haun, III, Walter Reid Haun, II and Christopher Parks Haun, and a great-grandchild, Natalia Grace Haun. A funeral service will be held at a later date. The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc.  (The Herald-Sun - Sunday January 08, 2008)  [Although Mrs. Haun was not from Hyde County, she loved the area and transcribed and published 6 volumes of Hyde County Court Minutes which we, as Hyde researchers, are lucky to have accessible to us.  You can view Mrs. Haun's entire collection of books here.]

HAWKE, Mary Congleton

SWAN QUARTER - Mary Congleton HAWKE, 61, formerly of Carteret County, and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Thursday, September 23, at Cross Creek. Surviving are a son, Don Denman of Wilmington; two daughters: Connie O'Geary of Greenville and Christine Blizzard of Scranton; one brother, Clyde Congleton; one sister, Ellen Plume of Michigan; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the gravesite at 2 p.m. Monday at Carteret Memorial Gardens near Beaufort. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 26, 1999; pg. 10A)

HAYES, Addie Bell Spencer

Mrs. Addie Bell Spencer HAYES, 56, of 816 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Morning Star Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego with Elder Fred Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Hankins family cemetery, Pantego.  Mrs. Hayes was born in Hyde County on May 30, 1948. She was the daughter of the late Artis and Liddie Hankins Spencer. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She was married to Harvey Hayes, Sr., who preceded her in death. She was employed as a foster care parent with the Beaufort County Department of Social Services. She was a lifelong member of Morning Star Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego.  Survivors include two daughters, Chiquita M. Hayes and Tonya Y. Hayes, both of Belhaven; three sons, Terry L. Hayes of Pantego, Kerry L. Hayes of Virginia Beach, Va. and Harvey L. Hayes Jr. of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Ella Marie MacLawhorne of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four brothers, Larry Spencer of Chocowinity, Rupert Spencer and Nicholas Spencer, both of Grimesland, and Timothy Spencer of Greenville; and 17 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, William Spencer, Avon Spencer and Johnnie Spencer.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily news - Saturday, August 7, 2004)

HAYES, Dorcas E.

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. William HAYES of Currituck died Friday night. She leaves a husband and many relatives. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, April 7, 1892; pg. 2; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

FAIRFIELD - Mrs. Dorcas E. HAYES, wife of Mr. William Hayes of Smith Creek, died the 25th at her home. She was the daughter of Mr. Matthias Spencer of this place. She leaves a husband, her father and mother, brothers and sisters. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, April 14, 1892; pg. 4; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

HEATH, Edna Garrish

Mrs. Edna Garrish Heath, 90, died Monday, May 5, 2008. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mrs. Heath, a native of Hyde County, was the daughter of the late Leon and Carrie McKinney Garrish. She was married to Henry Heath who preceded her in death. A devoted Christian, she was a member of the Hancock Primitive Baptist Church. Mrs. Heath was a loving mother, wife, and friend. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Shelby Heath; and a son in-law, Edward Bryant. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Heath Bryant Lucido and husband, Mike, of Swansboro; son, Gerald "Jerry" E. Heath and wife, Malinda H., of Chocowinity; grandchildren, Alan Bryant, Debbie Bryant Barwick, Michael Bryant, Chris Heath, and Jason Heath; step-grandchildren, Chad Robinson, and Fletcher Robinson; nine great grandchildren; and sister, Lemmie Dell Credle, of Swan Quarter. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Jerry E. Heath of Chocowinity.  (Greenville Daily Reflector – Wednesday, May 7, 2008)

HENDERSON, Rev. Mrs. J

HYDE COUNTY - Rev. J. HENDERSON lost his wife a few days since. She left 8 children. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, June 12, 1884; pg. 3; column 4) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

HENDERSON, John Franklin

SOUTH NORFOLK, VA. - John Franklin Henderson, aged 56, of 1319 Twenty-First Street, South Norfolk, died yesterday morning at 8:15 o’clock at a local hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Hyde County, N. C., and made his home in this section 40 years. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jones F. Henderson and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosa Virginia Tatem Henderson; one daughter, Mrs. C. Bradford, Ocean View; three sons: Garland O., Robert and Clyde Henderson, of South Norfolk; four sisters: Mrs. W. T. Belangi, South Norfolk; Mrs. Clyde Butler, Portlock; Mrs. Susan Slade and Mrs. Mary Paul of Pike Road, N. C.; and one brother, Joe Henderson, Scranton, N. C. Mr. Henderson was a member of the Christ Disciples Church, Oakdale Lodge 70, I. O. O. F., O. F. A. 31 and the W. O. W. 46. The body was removed to the Graham Funeral Home, Jackson and Jefferson streets, South Norfolk. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Harbinger Christian Church, Currituck, N. C. Burial will be in the family plot at Point Harbor. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, August 20, 1937; pg. 5B) [Obituary kindly submitted by Robert Henderson]

HICKMAN, Helen Blanchard

NEW BERN - Helen Blanchard Hickman, 91, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at Riverpoint Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was a native of Hyde County, NC and a resident of Vanceboro and New Bern for more than 75 years.  Funeral service will be conducted noon, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at St. Peter's A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. Mary Gooding officiating and the Rev. Andrew Collins, eulogist. Burial will follow at the Hickman Family Cemetery.  She is survived by her three sons, Calvin Miller of Washington, D.C., the Rev. Irvin Hickman of Havelock and Alton Hickman of New Bern; one daughter, Minnie Pearl Edwards of Murrieta, Calif.; six sisters, Lillian Harris of Norfolk, Va., Josephine Merrick of Swan Quarter, Jennie Spencer of Fremont, Millie Young of Engelhard, Faye Hooker of Wilson and Betty Wicker of Fairfield; 16 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal - Saturday, November 19, 2011)

HIGGINS, Betty June Johnston

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Betty June Johnston HIGGINS, 80, of Swan Quarter, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Keller Funeral Home in Dunbar, W.Va. The Rev. Mark A. Jarrell will officiate. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans, W.Va.  Born in Kanawha County, W.Va., on March 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Fleming and Gladys Jones Johnston. She and her late husband, William I. Higgins Sr., spent much of their time in Hyde County through the years as well as in Nitro, W.Va. Mr. Higgins died in 1995.  Surviving are two sons, William I. "Bill Jr." Higgins of Catawba, S.C., and Kenneth L. Higgins of Nitro, W.Va., and three grandchildren.  Local arrangements were handled by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, October 23, 2004)

HILDEBRAND, Mazie Swindell

MORGANTON - Mazie Swindell HILDEBRAND, 77, of Grace Ride in Morganton, and formerly of Swan Quarter, died September 23 at N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 11, at St. George's Episcopal Church at Lake Landing. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, October 9, 1997; pg.10A)

HILL, Dorothy Cahoon

RALEIGH - Dorothy "Dottie" Cahoon HILL, 51, of Barnsley Lane, Raleigh, died June 30. Mrs. Hill was born in Hyde County, the daughter of the late Keith and Louise Selby Cahoon. She was a graduate of Peace College. She worked several years for the N.C. Department of Agriculture and was a bookkeeper for Hill's Sporting Goods. Surviving are her husband, Edward M. Hill, and two daughters, Heather and Eydie Hill of the home. Funeral services were held July 2 in Christ Episcopal Church, Edenton Street, Raleigh. Burial was in Montlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Society of America, North Carolina Chapter. Arrangements by Mitchell Funeral Home, Raleigh. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 9, 1992)

HILMES, Mary Greiner

ENGELHARD - Mary Greiner HILMES, 80, of Rt. #1, died Wednesday, October 18, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in O'Fallon, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Iva Puffer Greiner. She moved to the Washington area where she had resided for the past 15 years. She attended the St. George's Episcopal Church and was a member of the Episcopal Church Women. Surviving are two sons: Neal V. Scheibel of Bear, Delaware and Paul E. Scheibel of Canton, Georgia; a sister, Jane Cox Hood of Kinston; two brothers: Thomas Greiner of Clement, Ga. and Morris Greiner of O'Fallon; and 6 grandchildren. A memorial service was to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 21, at St. George's Episcopal Church, Lake Landing, with the Rev. Hilary West, Rector, officiating. Burial was to follow in the family plot at City Cemetery in O'Fallon. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 22, 1995; pg. 2A)

HODGES, James Warren

ENGELHARD - James Warren HODGES, 77, of the Lake Landing community, in Engelhard, died Friday, December 15, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in the Rose Bay community, October 7, 1918, he was the son of the late Ralph and Corrin Mason Hodges. He was a commercial fisherman and also operated a television repair shop at his home. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Maggie Balance Hodges; three daughters: Linda Hodges Barrington of Manteo, Loretta Hodges Wright of Manns Harbor, and Betsy Hodges Pugh of Engelhard; two sisters: Catherine O'Neal and Hilda Pugh, both of Belhaven; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; and his step-mother, Zena Mae Hodges of Washington. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Phil Emmert will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Rhea Carawan, Willie Mack Carawan, Rick Carawan, Walter O'Neal, Martin Evans, and Dewey Sawyer. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 17, 1965; pg. 14A)

HODGES, Kathryn Credle

Mrs. Kathryn Credle Hodges, 77, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Fountains of The Albemarle in Tarboro where she had been a resident for the past four years. She was born on Sept. 19, 1933, the daughter of the late Mabel Joyner and Eugene Gratz Credle of Scranton. She was married to the love of her life, Edward Vernon Hodges, who preceded her in death on March 5, 2007.  Kathryn’s children were her nieces and nephews and all the children she taught for 35 years in the Edgecombe-Tarboro City and Craven County schools, retiring in 1990. She was Craven County’s nominee for national teacher of the year in 1975.  Kathryn was an active member of St. James United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, cooking and most of all, her family and friends. Not only will Kathryn be remembered as a beloved wife, sister, and aunt, she will also be remembered for all she did beyond the duty of a teacher for so many students through the years.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. James United Methodist Church. A graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sladesville.  Kathryn is survived by a brother, Eugene Jackson “Jack” Credle, Belhaven: sisters, Hazel C. Doerter, Belhaven, Margaret C. Scott, Clayton, Faye C. Sadler, Winterville; brother-in-law, Duane Scott, sister-in-law, Millicent Bjurstrom, uncle, Edward D. “Sam” Credle, Greenville, nieces and nephews, Sue C. Rhem, Melody C. Williams, Kenneth D. Scott, Kathy S. Parrish, Kevin E. Scott, Lisa K. Sadler, Jim Reges, Rosemary Hedgepeth, Michael Bjurstrom and Deborah Leuth, as well as a host of great-nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at St. James United Methodist Church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.  (Washington Daily News [Washington NC] - Tuesday, February 1, 2011)

HODGES, Mabel Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Mabel Gibbs HODGES, 80, of Route #1, Engelhard, died Saturday afternoon in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas C. and Mary Spencer Gibbs. She was the widow of Lloyd D. Hodges. Mrs. Hodges lived in Hyde County for all of her life except for seventeen years that she lived in Washington. She was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the gravesite in Fulford Cemetery. Steve Bryan and Douglas Gibbs officiated. Mrs. Hodges was the mother of the late Joyce Elizabeth Upton who died in 1947. Following her daughter's death, she was mother to her only granddaughter, Mrs. Thomas C. (Linda) Berry of Engelhard with whom she had made her home for the past several years. She is also survived by a brother, Cecil B. Gibbs of Engelhard. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward S. Gibbs and Leslie Owen Gibbs. She is also survived by a grandson, Michael Todd Berry of the home. The family will be receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Berry, Highway 264, West of Engelhard. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 29, 1991.)

HODGES, Mae Jarvis

SWAN QUARTER - Mae Jarvis HODGES, 71, of Route #1, died Sunday, December 10, at her home. Born in Swan Quarter, she was the daughter of the late Justus Greenwood and Willahemnia Gordon Jarvis. She was a member of Swan Quarter Christian Church and the former Swan Quarter Chapter of Rebekahs. For many years she worked at the former Jarvis Restaurant in Swan Quarter. Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Hodges Morris of Morehead City; four sons: Clarence Eugene Hodges of Belhaven, and William Byron Hodges, Ronald Wayne Hodges, and Timothy Henry Hodges, all of Swan Quarter; a sister, Verna J. Gibbs of Engelhard; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jarvis Family Cemetery on Farrow Road in Swan Quarter. Steve Bryan will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 12, 1995)

HODGES, Maggie Ballance

ENGELHARD - Maggie Ballance Hodges, 75, of 31335 U. S. Highway 264, Engelhard, died Friday, March 30, 2007, at the home of her daughter where she has lived for the past few months. Born in Hyde County, May 27, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Norwood and Sarah Vaughan Ballance. She was a retired restaurant manager and was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. She was married to James W. Hodges who preceded her in death. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Russ Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Surviving are three daughters, Linda H. Barrington and her special friend Murray Cudworth, Loretta H. Wright and her husband, Steve, Betsy H. Pugh and her husband, Paul; three brothers, Murl Carawan and Mack Carawan both of Fairfield and Billy Gene Carawan of El Paso, Texas; grandchildren, Laura Beasley, Angie Hooper, Beth Truelove, Christie Bliven, James Wright, Vicky Wright, Anthony Pugh and Bambi Pugh; great-grandchildren, Cole Beasley, Fisher Beasley, Keegan Beasley, Lara Cate Wright, Brenna Bliven, Maggie Grace Truelove, Jenni Hooper; her very special friend, Lucille Jones.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Ballance.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Sunday evening, 7 to 8:30 p. m. and other times at the home of Betsy and Paul Pugh, 61 Great Ditch Road, Engelhard.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 3, 2007; pg. 10A)

HODGES, SR., Marvin Dixon "Dickie"

ENGELHARD - Mavin Dixon "Dickie" HODGES, SR., 43, died Saturday, July 31, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Tyrrell County, December 12, 1955, he was the son of Marvin Elmo Hodges who presently resides in Swan Quarter, and the late Pattie Springs Hodges. He was a carpenter and also operated Lashanda Enterprises, a convenience store near Engelhard. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Barbara McNeal Hodges; two sons: Marvin Dixon "Bubba" Hodges, Jr. of Engelhard and Michael Christopher Hodges of the home; a daughter, Shannon H. Byrd of Engelhard; three brothers: Jimmy Hodges of Manteo, Johnny Hodges of Engelhard, and Jeff Hodges of Columbia; four sisters: Sue H. Gibbs, Debbie H. Gibbs and Beverly H. Gibbs, all of Engelhard, and Michelle "Mickie" H. Farmer of Wilmington; and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Engelhard Christian Church. Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 3, 1999; pg. 5A)

HODGES, Marvin Elmo

Mr. Marvin Elmo HODGES, 80, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, and formerly of Engelhard, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Cross Creek.   A prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, Va.  Mr. Hodges was born in Hyde County on Feb. 15, 1924. He was the son of the late Charlie Dixon and Mattie Swindell Hodges. He was married to Patti Spring Hodges, who preceded him in death in 1983. He was a retired truck driver.  Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Hodges of Engelhard, Johnny Hodges of Nags Head and Jeff Hodges of Columbia; four daughters, Sue Gibbs, Debbie Gibbs and Beverly Gibbs, all of Engelhard, and Michelle Farmer of Kilkenny; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Marvin "Dickie" Hodges Jr.; two brothers, Reginald Hodges and Bryce Hodges; and one grandson, Kenny Blanks.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, and at other times at the home of his daughter, Beverly Gibbs in Engelhard.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, March 17, 2004)

HODGES, SR., Maxwell Dammon

ENGELHARD - Maxwell Dammon HODGES, SR., 89, long time resident of Route 1, Engelhard, died early Saturday at Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter. Born in Middletown, September 4, 1904, Mr. Hodges was the son of the late Dixon and Cora Hall Hodges. He worked for many years at the R. S. Spencer Store and later at the former Hyde Supply Company. He was a member of Engelhard Baptist Church. Mr. Hodges moved to Autumnfield of Belhaven in 1988 and lived there until recent weeks when he had been a patient at Cross Creek. He was married to the late Geneva Berry Hodges who died in 1983. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Engelhard Baptist Church. The Rev. James Davenport, pastor, will officiate and burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery. Surviving are two sons: Max D. Hodges, Jr. of New Bern and James W. Hodges of Greensboro; 2 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. The family will meet at the home of Troy and Nora Hodges, U.S. Highway 264, Engelhard, on Tuesday morning. Memorials are suggested to Engelhard Baptist Church in Engelhard. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 10, 1994)

HODGES, Mildred Cahoon

ENGELHARD - Mildred Cahoon HODGES, 87, of Engelhard, died Saturday, July 15, at Pungo District Hospital.  Born in Hyde County, November 14, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Closs E. and Suniebelle Williams Cahoon.  She was the widow of Carroll M. Hodges who preceded her in death in 1971.  She was a homemaker and former member of Extension Homemakers and the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Funeral services were held at the gravesite in Fulford Cemetery Monday with Raffael Farrow, Jr. officiating.  Surviving are a son, Troy E. Hodges and his wife Nora; two brothers: Henry E. Cahoon and Lancy M. Cahoon, both of Engelhard; two sisters: Leona C. Hardison of Swan Quarter and Eris Dale C. Williams of Engelhard; three grandchildren: Ginger Carawan of Swan Quarter, Shannon Hodges of Engelhard and Betsy Hodges of Winterville; two great-grandsons: Dillon Carawan and Devin Carawan of Swan Quarter; and two special caregivers: Mattie Berry and Geraldine Lucas.  Mrs. Hodges was also preceded in death by a brother, J.B. Cahoon.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 18, 2006; pg. 12A)

HODGES, Millie Gaskins

CHESAPEAKE - Millie Gaskins HODGES, 86, of the 200 block of Rainbow Lane, died Feb. 1, 1999, at her residence. Born in Swan Quarter, N.C., she was a lifetime member of Womens' Auxiliary of Norfolk Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police and Ladies' Auxiliary of VFW Post #4806. She was predeceased by her husband, A.E. ``Eddie'' Hodges. She is survived by two daughters, M. Irene Hurst of Chesapeake and Dianne Hodges of Virginia Beach; a son, Richard Hodges of Moncks Corner, S.C.; a sister, Marie Stallman of Chesapeake; three grandchildren, Tommy Davenport of Chesapeake, Ricky Hodges of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Karen Scott of Chesapeake; and three great-grandchildren, Meagan Davenport and Judy Davenport, both of Virginia Beach, and Morgan Scott of Chesapeake. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by the Rev. Paul D. Moore. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, February 3, 1999)

HODGES, Nelda Rae Williams

VIRGINIA BEACH - Nelda Rae Williams HODGES, 75, died Oct. 31, 2003, in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Mrs. Hodges was born in Swan Quarter, N.C., to the late Robert and Mary Elizabeth Hudson Williams. She was a member of NARF, an avid swimmer, book reader and gardener. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Roy S. Hodges; a son, Brad Hodges and his wife, Jo Ann, of Virginia Beach; a sister, Gwendolyn Cahoon of Smithfield; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Chuck Moseley officiating.  Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, November 2, 2003)

HODGES, Rosalie Rose

SWAN QUARTER - Rosalie Rose HODGES, 94, died Sunday, April 16 at Pungo District Hospital. Born in Hyde County on December 26, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Z. Bennie and Naomi R. Rose. She was the widow of Edward Ernest Hodges. She was a longtime active member of Rose Bay Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years, a member of Home Extension Service, the former Swan Quarter Rebekah Lodge and taught extension courses for many years in the county for Beaufort County Community College. Surviving are a son, E. Vernon Hodges of Tarboro; two daughters: Millicent H. Bjurstrom of Belhaven and Ruby H. Reges of Rocky Mount; 5 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Adelle R. Sanderson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Bay Missionary Baptist Church. Stafford Berry and Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Tuesday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 18, 2000; pg. 11A)

HODGES, Sudie Virginia McKinney

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Sudie Virginia McKinney HODGES, 92, formerly of Engelhard, died Tuesday, December 27, in Chesapeake, Va. Born in Hyde County on April 13, 1902, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hopie McKinney. She was the widow of Ellis Hodges who died in 1977. Surviving are two sons: Roy S. Hodges of Virginia Beach, Va., and Robert S. Hodges of Norfolk, Va.; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. Steve Bryan will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 29, 1994; pg. 10A)

HOFFMAN, Myrtice Harris

NORFOLK - Myrtice Harris HOFFMAN, 95, of E. 40th St., died Friday, March 30, 2001. Mrs. Hoffman was a native of Hyde County, N.C., the daughter of Rufus Harris and Mrs. Lula Gibbs Harris. She was a member of Somme Avenue Christian Church, Norfolk, and a homemaker. Mrs. Hoffman is survived and loved by her daughter, Doris Blando of Virginia Beach; her son, Danny J. Simmons and wife Kate of Suffolk; and 2 grandsons. (The Virginian-Pilot - April 4, 2001; pg. 8B)

HOGGARD, Fketcher Colbert Jr.

OCRACOKE - Fletcher Colbert Hoggard, Jr., 78, of Ocracoke, died Monday, August 31, 2009 in Nags Head, NC. Mr. Hoggard was born in Norfolk, VA, the son of Fletcher C. Hoggard, Sr. and Catherine Phillips Hoggard. He a veteran, having served as a Sonarman in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  Besides his parents, Mr. Hoggard is preceded in death by a daughter, Melinda Hoggard Williams and a brother, Earl Ray Hoggard.   He is survived by his wife, Merian Garrish Hoggard of the residence; a daughter, Kathy O’Neal and husband, David of Ocracoke; a son-in-law, Kemp Williams of Hampton, VA; a sister, Julia Ann Coppedge of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers, William Edward Hoggard of Virginia Beach, VA and James Raymond Hoggard of Richmond, VA; three grandchildren, David Fletcher O’Neal and wife, Heather, Eric Kemp Williams and wife, Diana, and Rachel Cameron O’Neal; five great-grandchildren, David Hunter O’Neal, Ethan Somers O’Neal, Grayson Brandt O’Neal, William Golden O’Neal and J.R. Winall; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Joyce Reynolds and Rev. Sam Garris officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Dept. or the Ocracoke United Methodist Church Recreation Hall Fund.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

HOLADIA, Thomas Duran

Thomas Duran Holadia, 80, of Engelhard died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at his residence in Engelhard. A funeral will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church, Columbia, with Elder Johnny Gardner and C.L. Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 pm Sunday at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church, Columbia, and other times at the residence. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.  (Washington Daily News - December 2, 2011)

HOLLOMON, Addie B.

CHESAPEAKE - Addie B. Holloman, 89, formerly of Maryellen Ave., died Dec. 29, 2001. A native of Engelhard, N.C., she was the wife of the late Aydlette C. Holloman. She was a member of Avalon Church of Christ, Virginia Beach and Niners Senior Citizens Club. She is survived by two daughters, Marjorie Phillips of Theodore, Ala., and Alice DiLandro of Berryville, Va.; a son, Seth L. Creekmore III of Chesapeake; two stepdaughters, Audrey Havens and Norma Phillips, both of Chesapeake; a stepson, Douglas Holloman of Norfolk; a brother, Travis Blake of Chesapeake; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her first husband, Seth L. Creekmore, Jr. A funeral will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. James Bennett with burial in Riverside Memorial Park. (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, December 30, 2001)

HOLT, Rachel Carawan

Rachel Carawan HOLT, 80, of Raleigh, N.C., died July 26, 1997 in Raleigh. She was the wife of the late Charles Hoyle Holt. She was educated in nursing at Mary Elizabeth Hospital in Raleigh during the 1930's. Graveside services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at Raleigh Memorial Park. Survivors include one son, John Carawan Holt of Bath, N.C.; a daughter, Alyce Julie Holt of St. Augustine, Florida; sisters: Alice Carawan Smith and Olive Carawan Parkin, both of Raleigh; brothers: Charlie and Jay Carawan of Scranton, N.C.; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Mitchell Funeral Home in Raleigh is in charge. (St. Augustine (Florida) Record) [Kindly submitted by Kathryn B. "Kitty" Humphries.]

HOOD, Janet Credle

Janet Credle Hood, 88, of 2701 Amhurst Boulevard, New Bern, died Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Carolina East Medical Center, New Bern.  Born in Hyde County, February 25, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Eloise Lupton Credle.  She was married to Thomas Allen Hood Sr. who preceded her in death.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the family plot in Soule Cemetery.  Rev. Robert Bongiorno will officiate.  Surviving are her children Barbara H. Rawls, Thomas A. Hood, Jr., Betty Jo Hood and Roberta Ann Hood; six grandchildren, Jessie Rawls, Jr., Ginger Glover, Michele Hicks, Russell Richardson, Rick Richardson and Monica Spencer; fifteen great-grandchildren, Chris Glover, Ashley Pritchard, Anthony Rawls, Philip Hicks, Jacob Yates, Skylar Maiden, Corey Durham, Noah Durham, Caitlin Spencer, Carlie Spencer, Madison Spencer and Tristen Spencer; three great-great grandchildren, Madison Glover, Latham Glover and Clayton Pritchard; a sister, Georgia Ann C. Cahoon of Arlington, VA. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Benjamin Credle; a sister, Delma D. Credle; two grandchildren, Michael Rawls and arterLynda Rawls. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.  (The News & Observer - Wednesday, September 18, 2013)

HOOKER, Milton

NORFOLK - Milton HOOKER, 64, of the 2400 block of Cutherell St., a retired heavy equipment operator, died Sept. 6, 1990, in a hospital. Mr. Hooker, a native of Hyde County, N.C., had retired from Contractors Paving Co. He was a member and deacon of Mount Zinia Holiness Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Laura M. Hooker; a daughter, Deloris Gilliam of Chesapeake; three sons, Alfred Hooker and Bradford Hooker, both of Chesapeake, and Milfred Hooker of Portsmouth; four brothers, Jim Hooker, Fred Hooker and Morgan Hooker, all of New York City, and Elmo Hooker of Belhaven, N.C.; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Mount Zinia Holiness Church by the Rev. J.H. Wilson. Burial with military honors will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday in Corprew Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Monday. (Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, September 8, 1990; pg. 2B)

HOOKER, JR., Walter M.

ENGELHARD - Funeral services for Walter M. HOOKER, JR. were held Tuesday in the old home of Col. Wilks Lucas where Mr. and Mrs. Hooker and three children lived. Those taking part in the services were J.C. Groce, minister of the Christian Church; H.A. Chester, minister of the Methodist Church; and W.L. Stowe, minister of Swan Quarter Methodist Church, the latter for five years was the pastor of Mr. and Mrs. Hooker, Sr., of Aurora. Active pallbearers were R.S. Cox, I.B. Watson, C.F. Gibbs, J.O. Silverthorne, W.W. Watson, and T.A. Jennette. Mr. Hooker is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lilly Burrus Hooker; three children: Delia Chloe, 19 years old, Latney Bonner, 8 years old, and a four month-old baby; his father, Walter M. Hooker, and his mother, Virginia Hooker of Aurora; a brother, Percy H. Hooker of Durham; two sisters: Mrs. Virginia Oden and Miss Ella Hooker. Mr. Hooker was killed in an automobile accident Monday. He was about 40 years old and served in the World War. Early in 1919, Mr. Hooker came to Engelhard where he joined with local citizens in organizing the Engelhard Bank and Trust Company, of which he was cashier, to the date of his tragic death. Mr. Hooker, by strict adherence to his duty in the conduct of the affairs of the bank, brought it to where it was regarded as one of the safest banks in east Carolina. (Unknown newspaper - February 1934) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md.]

HOOKS, David C.

HYDE CO. DEATH - For the second time this year a hunter died of a heart attack in Hyde County. A.B Twiford [should be Tillett] of Manns Harbor, died while coming out of a field after a hunt on November 16. David C. HOOKS, 52, of Raleigh, died Wednesday, December 16 about 5 p.m. He was bird hunting with his nephew, Allen Credle of Sladesville. He was a native of Fremont, Wayne County. He was agency supervisor for Eastern North Carolina for the Occidental Life Insurance Company, a steward in Edenton Street Methodist Church, also a Shriner and a member of the Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, the former Hattye Belle Yelverton of Fremont; two daughters: Maria Hooks and Diana Hooks, both of the home; three brothers: Harvey and Obie Hooks of Fremont and Jodie Hooks of Wilson; seven sisters (only mentions six): Mrs. J.S. (Annie) Mayo of Fremont, Mrs. Nettie H. McCall of Fremont, Mrs. Leslie (Betty) Jenness of New York, Mrs. Jeff (Sallie) Credle of Scranton, Mrs. Terry O. (Rose) Jenkins of Hampton, Va., and Mrs. Ralph P. (Viola) Hayes of Engelwood, New Jersey. (The Coastland Times - Friday, December 25, 1953; pg. 1)

HOOPER, Ada Midgette

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Mrs. Ada Midgette HOOPER, 84, of Cornick Street, Indian River section of Chesapeake, Va., died Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at her residence following a long illness. She was a native of Engelhard and a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stumpy Point. She was the wife of the late Herbert Edward Hooper and the daughter of the late Daily and Mrs. Lavania Spencer Midgette. She is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Alma H. Hardy of Manteo, Mrs. Helen H. Simpson of Elizabeth City, and Mrs. Kathleen H. Twiford of Chesapeake, Va.; four sons: Carl Wilbert Hooper and Lorman H. Hooper of Cheasapeake, Va., Hoyle J. Hooper of Alexandria, Va., and Charlie A. Hooper of Manassas, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. in Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Great Bridge, Va. by the Rev. James Finley, pastor of the Indian River Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, Va. (The Coastland Times - circa June 13, 1976)

HOOPER, Alvin Liston

ENGELHARD - Alvin Liston HOOPER, 82, of Route 1, died early Friday in Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter. Born in Stumpy Point, he was the son of the late Wess and Petroney Payne Hooper. He was a retired commercial fisherman and was a member of the layman's home missionary movement. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Rosa Lee Gibbs Hooper. The funeral will be held at.3 p.m. Sunday in the Gibbs family cemetery, Route 1, Engelhard. R.L. Jolly will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, where the body will lie in state until Sunday. (The Coastland Times - June 14, 1992)

HOOPER, Clara Mason

STUMPY POINT LOSES ONE OF ITS BELOVED WOMEN - The death of Mrs. Clara Mason HOOPER on Monday night removes from the community one of its best loved citizens. She had been a faithful servant of her church and community. She was 72 years old, the wife of E. Marvin Hooper, well-known merchant. She left three daughters: Mrs. Calvin Watson and Mrs. Allen Osborne of Norfolk, and Mrs. Earl Meekins of Winfall; three brothers: W.T. Mason of Rocky Mount, Alex Mason of Gulrock and Roscoe Mason of Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. Fran Credle of Bath and Mrs. Warren Payne of Gulrock; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mason was born at Gulrock, the daughter of Christopher and Clara Midgett Mason. She died after a long illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Meekins, in Winfall. She was a member of the Stumpy Point Methodist Church where the funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. (The Coastland Times - Friday, October 7, 1955; pg. 1)

HOOPER, Jean Selby Gibbs

VIRGINIA BEACH - Mrs. Jean Selby Gibbs HOOPER, 41, of Virginia Beach, Va., died at her residence Thursday night of last week at 6:30 after a short illness. She was a native of Engelhard and had been living in Virginia Beach for the past several years. She was a member of the Haygood United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of Mrs. Eva Selby of Engelhard and the late Hubert Selby, and wife of Ivey H. Hooper of Virginia Beach. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by two daughters: Miss Katrina Gibbs and Miss Lori Gibbs, of Virginia Beach; two sons: Joshua V. Gibbs, Jr. and Roy Glenn Gibbs, of Virginia Beach; one sister, Mrs. Donna Credle of Engelhard; one brother, David Selby of Stumpy Point. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Shiloh Methodist Church at Stumpy Point by the Rev. Willie Evans, pastor, and the Rev. J.G. Grimes of Swan Quarter. Burial was in the Stumpy Point cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 26, 1970; pg. 6)

HOOPER, Lorena

STUMPY POINT - Lorena HOOPER, 77, died Thursday morning in Pungo District Hospital at Belhaven, N.C. following a long illness. A native and lifelong resident of Stumpy Point, she was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Wes and Petrona Payne Hooper. Survivors include a brother, Alvin Hooper of Engelhard, N.C. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Stumpy Point Cemetery by the Rev. Haywood Martin. Twiford's Colony Chapel was in charge. (The Coastland Times - circa July 12, 1979)

HOOPER, Rosa Lee Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Rosa Lee Gibbs HOOPER, 91, of 12480 North Lake Road, Engelhard, died Wednesday night, July 18, 2007, at Cross Creek Health Care Center where she had been a patient.  Born in Hyde County, July 1, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Harvey William and Alice Blanche Gibbs. She was member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and was married to Alvin Liston Hooper who preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the family plot in Gibbs Family Cemetery on North Lake Road. Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are a brother, Edgar Gibbs of Engelhard.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Isreal Gibbs and Edmond Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at the home of her niece, Mary Joyce Gibbs, 12538 North Lake Road and the body will lie in state at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter until being moved for the funeral service on Saturday morning.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 22, 2007; pg. 10A)

HOPPER, Molloe Ann Cuthrell

Hyde County Native - Mollie Ann Cuthrell HOPPER, 76, of Oak Harbor, Washington, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2007, at her home.  Mollie was born April 3, 1931, to Ralph and Lillian Cuthrell in Woodville, NC.  She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Richard; two sons: Kenneth and Wife Carol Ann, Scott and wife Carrie; Son-in-law: Julie’s husband Daniel; eight grandchildren: Ray, Mackenzie, Lindsey, Crystal, Erin, Mollie, Katia and Keith; two brothers: Ralph Cuthrell and wife Bonnie, of Fairfield, N.C. Charles Cuthrell and wife Pat, of Camden. N.C.; one sister: Willine Gibbs, of Arlington VA. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many dear friends.  She was preceded in death by her two children, Keith and Julie.  Mollie’s celebration of life was held on Saturday, July 28 at 1:30 pm at the Oak Harbor Episcopal Church. A reception followed.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, August 3, 2007)

HORSLEY, Exedell Cahoon

NEWPORT NEWS, VA. - Exedell Cahoon HORSLEY, a Peninsula, Va. resident for 54 years, died February 16. Mrs. Horsley, a native of Engelhard, was a homemaker and member of First Christian Church of Hampton, Va. She is survived by two daughters: Marilyn H. Avis of Newport News and Nellie H. Johnson of Hampton; a son, Clifton Lee Horsley of Gloucester; four sisters: Mary C. Sellars of Richmond, Va., Edna C. Gibbs of Powells Point, and Pearl C. Love and Lila C. Hall of Engelhard; and 6 grandchildren. A funeral was held Feb. 22 at Weymouth Funeral Home with Dr. Lewis A. McPherren officiating. Burial was in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorials to First Christian Church or Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters were suggested. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 3, 1994)

HORTON, Callaree Jarvis

Mrs. Callaree Jarvis Horton, age 95, a resident of 213 Lawson Road, Washington, passed away on Friday June 6, 2014 after a brief illness. A private graveside service will be held on Monday June 9, 2014 and a memorial, celebration of her life service will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends at her home.  Mrs. Horton was born in Middleton, Hyde County on August 13, 1918, the daughter of Laura Silverthorne and Walter Jarvis. The family moved to Washington in 1923. She married D. R. Champion in 1940 and Wilbur Earl Horton in 1976; both predeceased her.  “Mrs. Callaree”, as she was known by so many, taught in the Washington City Schools for thirty-four years, teaching kindergarten, first grade and served as Librarian, Supervisor and Assistant Principal. Most of her education career was performed in the Washington City School system. She was a member of NCAE and joined the Delta Kappa Gamma Organization in 1971. She also taught kindergarten for four years for the City of Washington churches.  Callaree was a very active member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ and served on most all committees of the church. She sang in the choir for fifty-eight years, was President of CWF, was an Elder, Chairman of the Administrative Board and a church school teacher for over twenty-five years.  She served on the Brown Library Board, was treasurer of the Friends of the Library (which was part of the Woman’s Club), was a member of the Washington Woman’s Club, the Washington Garden Club, and the Mental Health Board. She also directed trips as the Horton Travel Club for thirteen years.  Mrs. Horton received her education from the Washington City Schools, graduating in 1936. She attended East Carolina University earning a B.S. and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Supervision Certificate. She was inducted into the ECU Education Hall of Fame in November 2006 along with her sisters.  Survivors include four nieces: Pam Pelletier of Washington, Mona Harrison of Cary, Jeanie Hensley of Florida and Ada Lou Alligood of Southport; three nephews: William P. Dickinson, Jr., of Richmond, Carroll Jarvis of Bath and Jay Barnhill of Raleigh. Especially dear to her are her “adopted children”, Mary and Jim Bilbro; a trusted friend, Mary Alice Chapin and a loved and trusted aide, Christie Ange. Also surviving are a niece, Ellie Barnhill, a great niece, Leigh Campbell and a great nephew, Denton Campbell.  She was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers: Millicent Pelletier, Mona and Ada Jarvis, Maggie Belle Barnhill, Ione Dickinson, Walter Guy, Merritt and Hubert Jarvis.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Horton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

HOWARD, Agatha
The Coastland Times - Friday, Sept. 6, 1963; pg. 3

HOWARD, Ann

Mrs. Ann HOWARD died "A few days past on Ocracoke Island....at the advanced age of 115 years."  (From the Tarboro Press - November 6, 1841 listed in the book Deaths & Marriages from Tarboro, NC Newspapers 1824-1865 by Hugh Bucker Johnston; Wilson, NC; copyright 1983)

HOWARD, Antonio L.

WASHINGTON - Antonio L. HOWARD, 17, died August 7. Surviving are a mother, Susan Howard of Swan Quarter; father, Keith Clayton of Washington; one brother, Derek Clayton of Washington; two sisters: Kisha Howard of Swan Quarter and Kendra Clayton of Washington. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Mattamuskeet High School with the Rev. Chance officiating. Burial will be in Brown Memorial Cemetery in Engelhard. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - August 13, 1992)

HOWARD, Deelasco N.

Mr. Deelasco N. Howard, 65, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Faithful Hannah Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Memorial Cemetery.  Mr. Howard was born in Washington County on June 17, 1943. He was the son of the late Elizabeth Howard and Golet Jennette. He was disabled.  Survivors include one aunt, Pearl Howard of Engelhard.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, July 24, 2008)

HOWARD, Edgar H.

OCRACOKE - Edgar H. HOWARD, 85, of Ocracoke and Cocoa Beach, Florida, died July 6 in Cocoa Beach. He was a native of Ocracoke and a retired vaudeville entertainer, having worked with the Milton Berle Show for 10 years, the Gene Autry Show, and played the banjo with the Texaco Show. Mr. Howard was a member of the Musicians Union of N.Y for 70 years and a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was the son of the late Alonso and Mrs. Georgianna Gaskins Howard and the husband of Lorraine Potter Howard of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Lynn Lyley of Cocoa Beach and Valerie Howard of Tampa, Florida; two sons: Ronald E. Howard and Richard Howard, both of Ocracoke; and 5 grandchildren. A church service will be held Sunday, July 8, at 4 p.m. in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Clyde Denny. Burial will follow in the Howard family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - July 7, 1990)

HOWARD, Elizabeth Ann O'Neal

OCRACOKE - Elizabeth Ann O'Neal HOWARD, 85, died Wednesday, February 7, at a hospital in Warrenton, Va. Mrs. Howard was born in Ocracoke, the daughter of the late Isaac Willis and Martha Helen Williams O'Neal. She was the widow of Robert Wahab Howard. She retired as a postmaster and was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and the Retired Postmaster's Assoc. Mrs. Howard is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" H. Chamberlain of Amissville, Va.; 2 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 4 step-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 13, at 1 p.m. at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clyde A. Denny officiating. Burial will follow in the O'Neal family cemetery in Ocracoke. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of these arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 11, 1996; pg. 14A)

HOWARD, Etta White

NORFOLK - Etta White HOWARD, of the 2500 block of Jamaica Ave., died June 8, 1996, in her residence. Mrs. Howard, a homemaker, was born in Swan Quarter, N.C., and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She was the widow of John L. Howard and was predeceased by a son, Johnnie M. Howard. Survivors include three daughters, Ruth N. Howard and Mamie H. Miller, both of Boston and Ruby P. Howard of Norfolk; two sons, James D. Howard of Norfolk and Richard C. Howard of Boston; two sisters, Beulah White Green of Washington, N.C. and Margaret White Burton of New York, N.Y.; a brother, Isiah White of Washington, N.C.; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. A.D. Wright presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The remains will be ready for viewing Thursday at 3 p.m. The family will assemble at the residence at 12:30 Friday for the procession. The remains will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Friday. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - June 12, 1996; pg. 4B)

HOWARD, Gennie Morris

Mrs. Gennie Morris Howard, 104, of 305 Green Hill Drive, Engelhard, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Engelhard. The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service. The family is receiving friends at the home. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.   (Washington Daily News - Thursday, January 16, 2014)

HOWARD, Golena

ENGELHARD - Ms. Golena HOWARD of New York and formerly of Engelhard, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in New York.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. John Chance officiating. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery, Engelhard.  Survivors include two brothers, Linwood Howard and Allen Howard of New York; and one sister, Isa Howard of Engelhard.  The family will receive friends at the Howard home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, January 17, 2004)

HOWARD, Hazel Marie Gibbs

Hazel Marie Gibbs HOWARD was born on March 17th, 1913 to late Mr. Daisy and Mrs. Francis Gibbs.  She was born and raised in Engelhard, NC and attended school in Hyde County.  In 1940, she married Harvey Howard (deceased 1994). To this union were born six children; one preceded her in death (Sarah, 6 months).  Hazel was saved at a young age and served the Lord everyday.  Hazel and her family lived on “The Hill” and everyone knew and loved “Cousin Hazel”.  She was a devoted wife and mother and a faithful member of the Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ, Engelhard, NC.  Hazel was very strong, even in her time of illness she praised God in her own way everyday until the Lord called her from Labor to Reward!  Hazel passed at the blessed age of 91 years on February 11, 2005, just five weeks shy of her 92nd birthday.  Hazel Howard leaves to mourn her passing five children: Mother Connie Coates and Evangelist Carrie M. Williams,  of Brooklyn, NY; Harvey L. Howard, Minister Donald Howard and Evangelist Betty Jordan of Wilmington, NC; one step-son, Mr. Harvey McClaud of Engelhard, NC; one son-in-law, Bishop Leon Williams of Brooklyn, NY; one daughter-in-law, Evangelist Eleanor Howard of Wilmington, NC; eleven grandchildren: daughter/granddaughter, Claudette Shelton (Raul) of Alabama, Gregory Howard, Cynthia Howard, Cheryl Banks, Christopher Howard and Lana Williams of Brooklyn, NY, Ronnie Cunningham of Charlotte, NC, Wayne Howard, Michael Howard, Patrick Howard and  Shante Jordan of Wilmington, NC, Mincie McClaud and Randall McClaud of Engelhard, NC.  She also leaves three sisters, Esther of Engelhard, NC; Nell of New York, NY; and Lizzie of Brooklyn, NY; six great-grand children and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.  Services were held at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  Rowsom Funeral Home handled arrangements.  She was buried in the Ada & Addison Brown Cemetery in Engelhard.  [Obituary kindly submitted by Lana Williams, granddaughter of Hazel Gibbs Howard]

HOWARD, Irvin Macklen

AYDEN - Irvin Macklen HOWARD, 79, of Ayden, N.C., died Monday, August 16, 2004, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Durham, N.C.  Mr. Howard was a native of Hyde County where he attended the county schools. He was a World War II veteran and a member of St. Edward's Free Will Baptist Church in Fort Barnwell, N.C.  Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Edward's Free Will Baptist Church in Fort Barnwell with Bishop M.W. Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Howard Family Cemetery in Fort Barnwell.  His son, Donald Howard, preceded him in death.  He is survived by five sons, Vincent "Rebecca" Howard of Brooklyn, N.Y., Robert "Jonnella" Howard of La Grange, N.C., Irvin Howard Jr. of Fort Barnwell, N.C., Alvin Howard based in Europe, Dexter Howard of Atlanta, Ga.; five daughters, Eldress Brenda Howard of Durham, N.C., Linda and Patricia Howard both of Fort Barnwell, N.C., Marie Howard of Grifton, N.C., and Delphine Howard of Greenville, N.C.; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three devoted friends, Johnny Williams of Ayden, N.C., Carl Koonce of Grifton, N.C., and Boris "Butch" Barrett of Winterville, N.C.; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  The family will meet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Edward's Free will Baptist Church in Fort Barnwell and at other times the family will be at 238 Hanncock Road, Grifton, N.C.  Arrangements by Mitchell's Funeral Home in Greenville, N.C.  (The Sun Journal (New Bern, NC) - Friday, August 20, 2004)

HOWARD, Isa
Jan. 29, 1921 – June 11, 2014

Ms. Isa Howard, 93, resident of 148 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of the Slocomb Community Englehard died Wednesday, June 11, 2014. A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, June 22, 2014at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Slocomb Community Englehard. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.   (Washington Daily News - Friday, June 20, 2014)

HOWARD, Isabell Midyette

FAIRFIELD - Mrs. Isabell Midyette HOWARD, age 79, died early Wednesday morning at her home here.  Mrs. Howard was born May 18, 1900, daughter of the late Allen Burrus and Jennie Carter Midyette.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the late George G. Howard.  Mrs. Howard was a retired postmaster at Fairfield and member of the Fairfield Book Club, member and treasurer of Fairfield United Methodist Church.  She attended Woman's College in Greensboro and Lillington Junior College in Lillington.  Surviving are one step-son, George G. Howard, Jr. of Washington; two sisters: Miss Robena Midyette of Fairfield and Mrs. Virginia M. Osgood of New Bern; one brother, Franklin Midyette of Fairfield.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Fairfield United Methodist Church by the Rev. Nevin Snyder assisted by Seminarian Torrance Osgood of Brite Divinity School of Texas Christian University.  Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Frank Armstrong, Edward Armstrong, Fred Alexander, Vance Jones, Jamin Simmons and Flave Spencer, Jr.  Honorary pallbearers will be Clifton Mooney, Lindsey Mooney, Robert Osgood, Ralph Cuthrell and H.J. Sadler.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, December 27, 1979)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Pat Richard]

HOWARD, SR., Lawton Wesley

OCRACOKE - Lawton Wesley HOWARD, SR., 90, died Saturday, March 23 in his home. Mr. Howard was born in Ocracoke and was retired from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. He was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Homer and Aliph O'Neal Howard and the husband of the late Kunigunde "Connie" Guth Howard. Surviving are two sons: Philip Howard of Ocracoke and Lawton W. Howard, Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Thelma Babb of Grapevine, Texas; three grandchildren: Amy, Stefen, and Ricky; and three great-grandchildren: Zoe, Eakin, and Eliza. A memorial service will be held in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 26 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Joyce Reynolds. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 26, 2002; pg. 13A)

HOWARD, Lela Grafton

OCRACOKE - Lela Grafton HOWARD, 86, died Sunday, August 9, in a Nags Head nursing home. Miss Howard, a native of Ocracoke, was a retired postal clerk and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Stacy Wilson and Elizabeth Ballance Howard. Miss Howard is survived by two sisters: Lois Anne Wahab of Ocracoke and Laura Blanche Jolliff of Belvedere. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Vance Way officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 11, 1998; pg. 10A)

HOWARD, Lelon
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Sept. 10, 1981; pg. 11A

HOWARD, Leevella Williams

IN OCRACOKE - Mrs. Leevella Williams HOWARD, 83, of Ocracoke, died Monday in the Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem following an illness of 2 weeks.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Ocracoke.  Mrs. Howard was a housewife and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and was a member of the Eastern Star in Galveston, Texas.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Guy Soule.  Burial following in the Community Cemetery in Ocracoke.  Mrs. Howard is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Martha H. Kennedy of Kennersville, N.C.; one son, R.O. Howard of Portsmouth, Va.; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post - August 11, 1982; pg. 11)

HOWARD, Lindsey

OCRACOKE - Lindsey "Taft" HOWARD, 81, died March 5 in an Elizabeth City hospital. A native of Ocracoke, he was the son of the late Hatton H. and Chloe Ann O'Neal Howard and the widower of Elizabeth Lorraine Gaskins Howard. He was retired from Rural Electric Membership Corporation and was formerly with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was also a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Mr. Howard is survived by one daughter, Lorraine H. Burrus of Hatteras; one son, Lindsey B. Howard of Elizabeth City; one sister, Virginia Dare Howard of Norfolk, Va., one brother, Harold H. Howard of Pennsauken, New Jersey; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jefferson Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Howard family cemetery in Ocracoke. Twiford's Island Chapel in Ocracoke is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 6, 1990)

HOWARD, Louise Lowe

Mrs. Louise Lowe Howard, 98, of Wilmington died Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at Northchase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Born in Hyde County, North Carolina, on October 26, 1914, Louise’s mother and father were Robert E. and Mary Bell Lowe.  Louise had eight brothers and sisters.  She is the widow of James Howard and has two daughters, Kaye Warren Applewhite and Leigh Howard Rivenbark, both of Wilmington, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.  She also has a special niece, Mrs. Alice Miller, of Castle Hayne, North Carolina.  Louise was a downtown Wilmington fixture for many years while owning and operating a Beauty Shop near the main Post Office.  Widowed in 1965, she closed her business and took over the management of Howard’s Shrimp House in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina until her retirement in 1980.   Louise had always been quite a flirt, loved a naughty joke, a good laugh with family and friends, and always had a song in her heart. She leaves a rich legacy of memories for all that knew her.  A service celebrating Louise’s Death and Resurrection will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olive Church of Christ in Belhaven, NC.  The family will receive friends at the home place immediately following the service.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

HOWARD, Ollie Virginia

ENGELHARD - Ollie Virginia HOWARD, 72, died January 1, 2002 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Mrs. Howard was born December 14, 1929 in Hyde County. She was the daughter of the late Osier and Lena Gibbs. She was a widow and had worked as a domestic. Surviving are five daughters: Annie Howard of Bronx, N.Y., Mary A. Howard and Susan Howard, both of Engelhard, Karen Howard and Gayla Howard, both of Manteo; three sons: Jamicthon Howard, Ivan B. Howard and Albert Howard, all of Manteo; sisters: Rosie Murray of Belhaven, Lillian Spencer of Engelhard, Lena Gibbs of Norfolk, Va., Dorothy Collins of Engelhard, and Sally Spencer of Kinston; brothers: Lonnie Gibbs of New York, Osier Gibbs of Engelhard, Glendale Gibbs of Kinston, and Edward Gibbs of Engelhard; 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Mattamuskeet High School with burial in Brown Memorial Cemetery. Rowson Funeral Home is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002; pg. 13A)

HOWARD, Ruthelle

Ms. Ruthelle Howard, of 1704 S. Monroe St., Arlington, Va., and formerly of Engelhard, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at Menorah Home and Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.  A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Claude Mann officiating. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery, Slocomb community, Engelhard.  Survivors include her mother, Isa M. Howard of Engelhard; three brothers, twin Ralphell Howard, Pompey Howard and Willie A. Howard, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, October 27, 2007)

HOWARD, SR., Thad

COLUMBIA, N.C. - Thad ``Big Boy'' HOWARD, SR. of Route 1, died Dec. 23, 1997. A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Mount Pilgrim Church of Christ. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge. (Virginian-Pilot - December 26, 1997; pg. 9B)

HOWARD, Virginia Ann Esham

OCRACOKE ISLAND - Virginia Ann Esham HOWARD, 64, of Ocracoke Island, N.C., and Elizabeth City, N.C., died Sunday, July 1, 2007 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Howard was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Elisha King Esham and Virginia Williams Esham. She was the former manager of Joyce's Gift Shop on Ocracoke Island, N.C. She is survived by her husband, Lindsey Baugham Howard; daughter, Gwendolyn H. Austin and her husband, Wade, of Ocracoke, N.C.; her sons, Lindsey B. Howard Jr. and wife, Shelia, of Frederick, Md. and William K. Howard of Ocracoke, N.C.; her grandchildren, Sydney Austin, Colby Austin, Hayden Austin, Christopher Howard and Andrew Howard. She was preceded in death by her brother, David Esham. A celebration of her life will be held Friday, July 6, at 1 p.m. at the Ocracoke United Methodist church with the Rev. Joyce Reynolds, the Rev. Dwight Burrus and the Rev. Sam Garrison officiating.  The family would like to give great thanks to all of our family and friends who cared for us during this long ordeal. Your calls and visits meant the world to us. Special thanks goes out to Dr. Karl Brandspigel, who went above and beyond the duty of a doctor's care. We will never forget that! And we cannot forget the care that Albemarle Hospice offered us. We will never be able to show our gratitude for all those involved! Her journey was made more peaceful because of all of you. Thank you and God bless you all. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., and Twiford Funeral Home, Kohler Drive, Island Chapel, Hatteras, N.C., are assisting the Howard family with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Tuesday, July 3, 2007)

HOWARD, Zelma McKinney

Mrs. Zelma McKinney HOWARD, 84, of 22150 U.S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at her home.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery with Steve Bryan officiating.  Mrs. Howard was born in Creeds, Va., on June 5, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Morgan Clifton and Viola Williams McKinney. She was married to Curtis E. Howard, who preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1979. She worked for many years in the family business, McKinney Brothers Grocery in Engelhard. She was a member of Soule United Methodist Church.  Survivors include three daughters, Jo Ann H. Tetterton of Plymouth, Barbara H. Watson of Swan Quarter and Pat Howard of Putnam Valley, N.Y.; three brothers, Reginald L. McKinney of Engelhard, Wilburn E. McKinney of Hickory and Morgan Clifton “M.C.” McKinney Jr. of Charlotte.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Egbert McKinney, and a sister, Exedell Silverthorne.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, February 13, 2006)

HOWELL, Annie
(The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 6, 1978; pg. 6A)

HOWERIN, Elsie Carrow

SWAN QUARTER - Elsie Carrow HOWERIN, 91, died October 26 at Cross Creek Health Care.  Mrs. Howerin was born in Scranton to the late Samuel Thomas and Laura Sawyer Carrow.  She was a member of the Swan Quarter Pentecostal Holiness Church and the widow of William Ottis Howerin.  Survivors include one daughter, Louise Howerin Sawyer and husband Ruben Edward of Washington; two grandchildren: Philip Sawyer and wife Marsha of Manns Harbor and Dorthy VanDyne and husband Roy of Washington; and one great-grandson, Jason Sawyer of Manns Harbor.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 28, 2003; pg. 14A)

HOYLE, Jackson S.

OCRACOKE - Jackson S. HOYLE of England, died in June 1819 at Ocracoke Bar. (Raleigh Register - June 11, 1819) [Excerpt taken from "Marriage and Death Notices from the Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette 1799-1825" complied by Carrie L. Broughton; pg. 156]

HUDDLESTON, Hambrick Oliver

FAIRFIELD - Hambrick Oliver HUDDLESTON, 77, died May 23 at Cross Creek Health Care.  Mr. Huddleston was born in Nashville, Tennessee.  He was the son of the late Elisih and Esamay Huddleston.  He was a retired U.S. Navy serviceman.  Surviving are his wife, Lizzie B. Huddleston of Fairfield; and a daughter, Vanessa Spencer of Rochester, N.Y.  Funeral services will be held in the Snow Hill Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 28 at 2 p.m.  Burial will follow in the Fairfield Community Cemetery.  Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 28, 2002; pg. 15A)

HUDSON, Allean Tarkenton

Funeral services for Mrs. Allean Tarkenton Hudson, 77, of 24 Roanoke Avenue, here will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. William Sleasman and Austin Anderson will conduct final rites in the chapel of Branch Funeral Home and burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery. The family will meet in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Peede at 506 Park Avenue here.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William E. Peede; three sisters, Mrs. L. A. Davis and Mrs. Curtis Shearin, both of here and Mrs. Willie Cutler of Gaston; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  (Daily Herald [Roanoke Rapids, NC] - January 18, 1974)  Submitted by Janet Elizabeth Peede Runion, daughter of William E. and Grace Hudson Peede and granddaughter of Darius Alexander and Cynthia Allean Tarkington Hudson, who wrote this note:  Her name was Cynthia Allen Tarkenton Hudson and she died on 18 January 1974.

HUDSON, Chestley

FAIRFIELD - Chestley HUDSON, 86, of the Kilkenny community of Tyrrell County, died Saturday, December 28 at his residence following a short illness.  Born in Tyrrell County, he was the son of the late Warren and Amanda Cuthrell Hudson and was preceded in death my his sister, Cassie Combs and five brothers: Leland Hudson, Jessie Hudson, Columbus Hudson, Wallace Hudson and Hardie Hudson.  He was a retired farmer and member of Nazareth Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife, Eva Cahoon Hudson of Fairfield; and sister, Zonie Belle Barefield of Chesapeake, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 31 in the Nazareth Church of Christ in Kilkenny.  Interment followed in Azalea Memorial Gardens with Leon Williams and Raffael Farrow officiating.  Arrangements by Maitland Funeral Home in Creswell.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 2, 2003; pg. 6A)

HUDSON, Darius Alexander

Retired Minister Dies:  Funeral services will be held here Thursday at 3 p.m. for Darius Alexander Hudson, 84, of 24 Roanoke Avenue, a retired Christian minister who died here Tuesday in Roanoke Rapids hospital.  Mr. Hudson had served as a minister to the Church of Christ for more than 50 years.  Final rites will be conducted in the Chapel of Branch Funeral Home by William Sleasman, minister of First Christ Church and Austin Anderson of the Gaston Church of Christ.  Burial will be in Cedarwood Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers will be other area ministers of the Church of Christ.  They are   R. L. Topping, Sr., Clyde Wheeler and McCoy Moore of Roanoke Rapids, William Ambrose of Gasburg, Va, Dallas Aires of Williamston, Richard Dussenbury of Mechanicsville, Va., and Lewis Styons of Riedsville.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Building Fund of the Gaston Church of Christ.  A native of Hyde County, Mr. Hudson attended Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tenn. And held pastorates in Columbia, Hamilton, Oak Grove, Whitakers, and Gaston.  Survivors included his wife, Allean Tarkington Hudson, one daughter, Mrs. William E. Peede of here; one sister, Mrs. Sylvia Cahoon of Pinetown, NC; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  (Daily Herald [Roanoke Rapids, NC])

Funeral services for Darius Alexander Hudson, 84, retired pastor of Church of Christ in Gaston, who died Tuesday, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Branch Funeral Chapel by the Revs. William Sleasman and Austin Anderson.  Burial, Cedarwood Cemetery.  Surviving: his wife, Mrs. Allean Hudson; a daughter, Mrs. William E. Peede of Roanoke Rapids; a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Cahoon of Pinetown; three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.  (Daily Herald [Roanoke Rapids, NC]

Both above obituaries were submitted by Janet Elizabeth Peede Runion, daughter of William E. and Grace Hudson Peede and granddaughter of Darius Alexander and Cynthia Allean Tarkington Hudson, who wrote this note: Darius Alexander Hudson died on 23 June 1970.  He had other siblings, but they were deceased at the time of his death.   He and Allean also had another daughter, who also preceded them in death.

FORMER HYDE MAN SUCCUMBS - D. A. Hudson, of Roanoke Rapids, a former resident of Hyde County and a retired Church of Christ minister, died Tuesday night in Roanoke Rapids.  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ruth Cahoon of Pinetown.  Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock in Roanoke Rapids.  (Unknown newspaper & date) Submitted by Ruth Parks.

HUDSON, Elijah P.

HYDE NATIVE DIES IN WASHINGTON HOSPITAL - Elijah P. HUDSON, 73, native of Hyde County, well known resident of Old Ford, Beaufort County, died in a Washington hospital last Monday, January 11, following an illness of several weeks.  Mr. Hudson was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Hudson of Hyde County.  He went to Beaufort County 25 years ago and for the past several years had lived at Old Ford where he had many farming interests.  Surviving are four sons: George Hudson of Washington, Winfred Hudson of the U.S. Army stationed at Camp Butner, Sam Hudson and Joe Hudson of Chocowinity; three daughters: Mrs. W.V. Alligood, Mrs. Floyd B. Taylor and Mrs. R.C. Jernigan, all of Washington; one brother, J.B. Hudson of Pantego; and one sister, Miss Annie Hudson of near Washington.  Funeral services were held from the late residence Wednesday at 2 o'clock with the Rev. M.L. Ambrose, pastor of the Old Ford Christian Church, officiating.  Interment was in the Mount Olive Cemetery in Ponzer.  (The Dare County Times - Friday, January 22, 1943; pg. 2)

HUDSON, Levada Gibbs

FAIRFIELD - Levada Gibbs HUDSON, 89, died Wednesday, November 29 at the home of her son in the Kilkenny Community. Born in Hyde County on February 10, 1911, Mrs. Hudson was the daughter of the late John Oliver and Cora Melissa Gibbs. She was married to Jessie Hudson on January 12, 1928. He died August 1, 1969. Survivors include a son, Alton Lee Hudson of Fairfield; two daughters: Melva Dean H. Ramsey of Norfolk, Va. and Silva Christine H. Hicks of Wilmington; a brother, Earlie Warden Gibbs of Fairfield; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Hudson was preceded in death by two brothers: Muriel Gibbs abd Robbie Gibbs and a sister, Hattie G. Armstrong. Funeral services were held Friday, December 1 at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. William Booth officiated. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 3, 2000; pg. 12A)

HUDSON, SR., Richard Edward

PORTSMOUTH - Richard Edward HUDSON, SR., 84, of the 2500 block of W. Bugle Drive, died Aug. 28, 1991, in a Portsmouth hospital. Mr. Hudson was born in Newport News. He had retired as a mold loftsman from Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 28 years. He was a member of Taylor Road Baptist Church. He had served in the National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Thelma R. Hudson; a daughter, Mary E. Potter of Chesapeake; four sons, Richard Hudson Jr., Walter R. Hudson and William E. Hudson, all of Portsmouth, and Donald A. Hudson of Chesapeake; a sister, Elizabeth Clarke of Engelhard, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Sturtevant Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Carter. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. (Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, August 31, 1991; pg. 2D)

HUDSON, Sadie Brickhouse

Mrs. Sadie Brickhouse Hudson, 96, formerly of Fairfield, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Fairfield Cemetery, with Leon Williams officiating.  Mrs. Hudson was born May 28, 1912, in Tyrrell County. She was the daughter of the late Simeon and Sarah Williams Brickhouse. She lived in Fairfield for many years and was married to Columbus Hudson, who preceded her in death in 1968. She moved to Washington three years ago to live with her daughter. She was a member of Nazareth Church of Christ.  Survivors include a son, Christopher C. Hudson Jr. of Scottsville, Va.; a daughter, Dorothy R. Hudson of Washington; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by eight brothers, Johnie Brickhouse, Alex Brickhouse, Claude Brickhouse, Lafayette Brickhouse, Roy Brickhouse, Sim Brickhouse, Otha Brickhouse and Jim Brickhouse; and two sisters, Annie B. Sawyer and Minnie B. Hussey.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter and other times at the home, 1699 Cherry Road, Washington.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, December 27, 2008)

HUDSON, William Wallace

FAIRFIELD - William Wallace HUDSON, 88, of the Kilkenny community, died Saturday, June 10 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of Tyrrell County, he was born May 23, 1912, the son of the late Warren and Amanda Cuthrell Hudson. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was at Pearl Harbor during that attack on December 7, 1941. He spent most of his service time in Hawaii and was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Medal with a Bronze Service Star and the American Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star. He was a member of the Kilkenny Fire Department where he received the Fireman of the Year award in 1988 from the Tyrrell County Board of Commissioners. He was a member of the Nazareth Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Eunice Gibbs Hudson; a son, Roger C. Hudson of Columbia; a daughter, Faith H. Williams of Fairfield; a brother, Chestley Hudson of Fairfield; a sister, Zona Bell H. Barefield of Moyock; and 6 grandchildren. Mr. Hudson was preceded in death by brothers: Leland Hudson, Jesse Hudson, Columbus Hudson, and Warren "Hardy" Hudson, and a sister, Cassie Combs. Funeral services were held Monday at Nazareth Church of Christ with Ray Everton and William Booth officiating. Burial followed in Azalea Memorial Gardens in Columbia. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 13, 2000; pg. 9A)

HUNNINGS, Anne Blanche

Anne Blanche Hunnings, 87, of Swan Quarter and more recently a resident of Autumnfield of Belhaven, died Saturday May 3, 2014.  Born in Philadelphia, PA on August 29, 1926, she was married to Callas Winfield Hunnings who preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule cemetery.  Mike Wheeler will officiate.  Surviving are two sisters in-law Louise Midgett of Ocracoke, Rita Corbin of Jacksonville; two brothers in-law James Paul of Washington and Terry Paul of Morehead City; long time caregivers Jim and Elizabeth Gurganus.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a sister Sophie Gutowski.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

HUNNINGS, Callas Winfield

SWAN QUARTER - Callas Winfield HUNNINGS, 68, died Friday, August 26, at Cross creek health Care Center in Swan Quarter where he had been a patient recently.  Born on Ocracoke Island June 13, 1938, he was the son of the late Callas and Helena Parsons Hunnings.  He grew up on Ocracoke Island and in Pamlico County, served one period with the U.S. Army paratroopers at Fort Benning, Ga.  He worked as a certified marine welder at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, worked as a tug boat captain with the S.I.U and later joined the N.C. Division of ferries as a chief engineer where he retired in 2002.  Surviving are his wife, Amm Urbansky Hunnings; a son, David Edward Vernon of New York; two daughters: Tina Marie Vernon of New York and Cheri M. Smith of Scranton; two brothers: Terry Paul of Pinetown and James Paul of Washington; two sisters: Louise Midgett of Ocracoke and Rita Corbin of Jacksonville; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Swan Quarter Pentecostal Holiness Church with Mike Wheeler officiating.  Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in swan Quarter on Sunday between 3-5 p.m. and at other times at the home.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 28, 2005; pg. 10A)

HUNNINGS, Willie B.

Willie B. Hunnings, 86, of Sea Level, died Tuesday at Taylor Extended Care Facility, Sea Level.   His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in Ocracoke Community Cemetery.   He was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.   Mr. Hunnings is survived by a granddaughter, Mona Henry of New Bern; a grandson, Chris Lee of New Bern; a son-in-law, Mickey Lee of Grantsboro; and several nieces and nephews of Atlantic and Harkers Island.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Beaulah Hunnings; and a daughter, Vickie Lee.   The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Ocracoke.   Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.  (unknown January 2000 newspaper)

HUNTER, Beadie Wescott

CHESAPEAKE - Beadie Wescott HUNTER, formerly of Tennyson St., passed quietly and peacefully into eternal rest Sept. 30, 2004, at her residence with her devoted daughter at her side. She was a native of Hyde County, N.C. and the daughter of the late George J. and Gertrude Howard. She was the widow of Benford Hunter. "Miss Beadie" worked as a waitress and cook at the New Carolina Restaurant on Church Street, owned by her sister and brother-in-law, Quincy and Ida Ruth Moore and at Snookie's Restaurant owned by her son, Walter. Customers could always count on a bright smile and kind words like sugar and honey as she took their orders. She was an excellent cook and along with her sister, they prepared some of the most delicious meals and made dining at church a delightful experience. She was a faithful member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and served on the Usher Board. She leaves to cherish her precious memory a daughter, Dorothy Wescott Graham; grandchildren, Joann Brown, Darlene Graham Smith, Donnell Graham, Stephan Wescott, Damon N. Wescott and James T. Wescott Jr.; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her two sons, James T. Wescott, Sr. and Walter L. Wescott. A funeral will be held Tuesday at noon in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark S. Churn officiating. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will be placed in church at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. Riddick Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, October 3, 2004)

HUNTER, Donald Dean
March 5, 1922 - October 13, 2013

Donald Dean Hunter, 91, of 277 East Water St., Belhaven, died Sunday October 13, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.  Born in Brumbaugh Crossing, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Stanford Victor and Sofia Marie Dean Hunter.  He was married to the former Thelma Marshall who preceded him in death.  He was a longtime member of the Engelhard United Methodist Church, an active member of the Engelhard Christian Church, was a member of the American Leigon Post 249 and a past commander of the Hyde County American Legion.  Donald enjoyed reading his newspapers, food, talking to people, a friendly smile.  He loved his nieces, nephews and his girls, Elizabeth and Deborah.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00a.m., on Friday October 18, 2013, at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery.  Scott Sukeforth will officiate.  Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth H. Jewell of Belhaven and Deborah H. Kohut of Oley Valley, PA: a sister June H. Edwards and husband Thomas, Sr. of Mount Joy, PA: a brother-in-law John Sahffer of Engelhard, NC; two son-in-laws Cpt. Delaney Jewell and Nickolas Kohut; three grandchildren, Kristen Gibbs, Amy K. Kohut and husband Eric, Laura K. Jusits and husband Christopher; one great grandchild, Olivia Marie Jusits and many nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends on Thursday between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, and other times at the home on 277 E. Water St., Belhaven.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

HUNTER, Thelma Marshall

ENGELHARD - Thelma Marshall HUNTER, 83, of Engelhard, died Thursday morning, November 23, at her home. Born in Engelhard on April 7, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Solomon S. and Patsy Stowe Marshall. She graduated from school in Engelhard, served in the Woman's Army Corps for a brief period in 1943 and then married Donald Dean Hunter, to whom she was married for 52 years. She returned to her native Engelhard in July 1976 after living in several different areas during her husband's military career. She was a member of Engelhard United Methodist Church. Surviving with her husband are two daughters: Elizabeth Hunter Jewell of Belhavrn and Deborah Hunter Kohut of Douglasville, Pa.; a brother, Sam Sherrill Marshall of Engelhard; four sisters: Calla Meade M. Bonner of Greenville, Sarah Elizabeth M. Cahoon, Charlotte M. Neal and Edla M. Shaffer, all of Engelhard; 3 granddaughters: Kristen Gibbs of Engelhard, Laura and Amy Kohut, both of Douglasville, Pa. Mrs. Hunter was preceded in death by eight brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery. Rev. L.R. Sparrow and Leon Williams will officiate. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 26, 1995; pg. 14A)

HURST, M. Kent

CHOCOWINITY - M. Kent HURST, 77, died Saturday, September 26, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. He had been a resident of Britthaven in Washington for some time. Born in Oxford, Florida on January 3, 1921, he was the son of the late Ray and Myra Godbolt Hurst. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II and was retired as power plant manager with DuPont. He resided in Grifton from 1963-96 and was a member of Grifton's First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Stella Williams Hurst; three daughters: Diantha H. Coley and her husband Ralph of Swan Quarter, Sharon H. Buck and her husband Dalton of Chocowinity, and Deborah H. Llopiz and her husband Oscar of Stuart, Florida; a foster daughter, Peggy Turnquist and her husband Nelson of Walpole, Mass.; a brother, Ray Hurst of Leesburg, Florida; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Hurst. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service on Hwy. 264-East. The Rev. Henry Horne officiated. Burial followed in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, September 29, 1998)

HURST, Stella Williams

Stella Williams Hurst, age 87, a resident of 5820 HWY 17 S, Chocowinity, NC died Monday, June 21, 2010 at her home.  A funeral service will be held at Hillside Funeral Service on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at 2:00 P.M.  The service will be officiated by Rev. Lee Hendricks and Steve Bryan.  The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service on Thursday, from 12:00 P.M. until service hour.  Burial will follow at Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter.  Pallbearers will be grandsons, Joel Llopiz, Garrett Llopiz and great-grandsons, Jaron Beaman, Corey Massey, Joshua Beaman and Jeremy Massey.  Mrs. Hurst was born on March 18, 1923 in Hyde County, the daughter of the late Whitfield and Ida Williams.  She married Ken Hurst, her husband of 56 years, who preceded her in death on September 26, 1998.  She is survived by three daughters, Sharon H. Buck of Chocowinity, NC, Diantha H. Coley and husband Ralph of Swan Quarter, NC and Deborah H. Llopiz and her husband Oscar of Palm City, FL; one foster daughter, Peggy Turnquist of MA; one sister, Odessa W. Jarvis and husband Glyn of  Swan Quarter; eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Mrs. Hurst was preceded in death by three brothers, Odell, Herbert, and Ira Williams and a sister, Eva J. Gardner.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

HUTCHERSON, Cecil Thomas

OCRACOKE - Cecil Thomas HUTCHERSON, 73, passed away March 8, 2006, at Sentara Leigh Hospital. A native of Halifax County, Virginia, he was predeceased by his parents, Jesse M. Hutcherson Sr. and Evelyn Edmunds Hutcherson; two brothers, James W. Hutcherson and Richard C. Hutcherson. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Julia Covington Hutcherson; his daughter, Sharon Ballance; son, Tommy Hutcherson, all of Ocracoke; his brothers, Jesse M. Hutcherson Jr. and wife Cecile of Danville, Va., A. Kenneth Hutcherson and wife Ginny of Baltimore and Robert D. Hutcherson and wife Marian of Laurens, S.C. Mr. Hutcherson managed the A&P on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach for 24 years. He retired from the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P. In 1983, Mr. Hutcherson purchased Ocracoke Variety Store which is still owned and operated by his family. Mr. Hutcherson, known as "Mr. Hutch" to friends, will always be known as a cherished soul who brought a smile to the faces of all who knew and loved him. Mr. Hutcherson served during the Korean conflict. He served on the Tideland Electric Membership Cooperation Board of Directors for 14 years. He was a Past Master of the Ocracoke Masonic Lodge No. 747 AF&AM. A memorial service will be held at Ocracoke Assembly of God Church Monday at 1 p.m.  Twiford’s Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake will be handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 12, 2006; pg. 12A)

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