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McCABE, Frances Taylor

SWAN QUARTER - The sudden "homegoing" of Frances Taylor McCABE at age 56, has caused a great sadness. She knew the meaning of friendship and never counted the cost of loyalty. There are many in these surroundings who weep today for they have lost "The Best Friend They Ever Had". The Christian influence of the Taylor home was encouragement for her to join Saint John Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) at an early age. She served faithfully in St. John Church as Secretary. She was employed with the Hyde County School System for twenty years and recently received her honorary emblem. Frances was united in Holy Matrimony to William Henry McCabe, Sr. who preceded her in death. On Wednesday, August 16, 2000 God reclaimed his own as our beloved Frances Taylor McCabe quietly and peacefully answered the Master's call to a place of peace and rest. Forever cherishing her memories are four daughters: Alma McCabe Beckwith (Jeffrey), Engelhard, NC, Marlene McCabe, Plymouth, NC, Linda McCabe of the home and Elsie McCabe, Greensboro, NC; two sons: Jerry Taylor of Hawaii and William McCabe Jr. of Mt. Olive, NC; nine grandchildren: Jerry Jr., Jamel, Lykari, Porcia, Briana, William III, Jasmine, Cherelle and Melanie, all of which she held dear to her heart; her mother, Laura H. Taylor, Belhaven, NC, three sisters: Sophia T. Bailey (Robert) Washington, NC, Laura E. Taylor, Englewood, NJ, and Agnes T. Henry, Scottsdale, AZ; three brothers: F. Randolph Taylor (Virginia), Timothy M. Taylor (Mary), all of Belhaven, NC and Edward M. Taylor of Washington, NC; three aunts: Ora Taylor, Maryland, Elsie Burrus, all of Washington, NC and Wilma Jones of Virginia; one uncle, Elder Calvin M. Hooker (Mae) of Baltimore, MD; three aunts-in-law: Goldie Hooker, Plymouth NC, Alice Slade and Judy Ebron (Elbert), of Swan Quarter, NC; eight sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Homegoing Celebration was held on August 16, 2000 at Mattamuskeet School Gym, officiating Elder Andrew Boomer, Jr. and presiding minister, Anthony Roper. Interment was in the New Kingfield Cemetery, Ponzer Community, Belhaven NC. Service of Comfort entrusted to Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, 312 West Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive Washington, NC. (Washington Daily News - Saturday, August 19, 2000) [Kindly submitted by her children.]

McCABE, Rajohnte A.

ENGELHARD - Rajohnte Aali McCABE, 12, of Engelhard, died Tuesday, June 12 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  He was born October 6, 1994 in Pitt County.  McCabe was a student at Mattamuskeet Middle School.  He was predeceased by his father Billy McCabe.  Survivors include his mother Beverly Spencer; aunt Lula Spencer; and cousins, Destiny Spruill, Gianta Spruill and Jovire Spencer, all of the home.  Visitation is Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia.  Funeral services will be held Sunday June 17 at 2 p.m. at the Mattamuskeet Middle School in Swan Quarter with the Rev. Scott Sukeforth officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairfield Community Cemetery in Fairfield.  Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia is assisting the McCabe family.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 17, 2007; pg. 10A)

McCAFFITY, Ida Midgette

VANCEBORO - Ida Midgette McCaffity died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Carolina East Medical Center.  The funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 3 pm in the Juniper Chapel Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Mike Scott. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. McCaffity was born in Hyde County, but had been a resident of the Vanceboro Community of Craven County for more than 70 years. She provided seamstress work out of her home for more than 40 years and was a member of Juniper Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. McCaffity had a special love for cooking for her family.  Mrs. McCaffity was preceded in death by a son, Bud McCaffity; a sister, and two brothers. Surviving are her: daughter, Virginia Lilly and husband, John, of Vanceboro; sister, Edith Lilly and husband, Sammy, of Vanceboro; grandchildren, Marshall Lilly and wife, Sherry, and  Don Lilly and wife, Martha, all of Vanceboro; David McCaffity of New Bern; and Deondra Lilley and husband, Timmy, of Simpson; 5 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  (Wilkerson Funeral Home)

McCARTHY, (no first name)

Mr. McCARTHY (no first name given), the genial Irishman, drowned at Makleyville in Hyde County on Thursday last. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, August 2, 1894; pg. 3; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

McCARTY, Margaret Carawan

PORTSMOUTH - Margaret Carawan McCARTY, 76, of the 900 block of Suburban Parkway died Jan 24, 1996 in a Portsmouth hospital. She was a native of Swanquarter (sic), N.C. She was a retired clerk for Tom Thumb Cleaners. Survivors include a son, Woody I. Holton of Acworth, Ga. and two grandchildren, Kerry and Vincent Holton. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 pm Thursday in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Gene Primm. The family will be at the Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel , from 7 to 8 p.m. today. (The Virginian-Pilot - January 24, 1996) [Contributed by Claud W. Carawan, Jr. who states that Margaret Carawan McCarty was the daughter of George W. Carawan, III and Margaret Edward Harris]

McCLEESE, Ardis Spencer

NORFOLK - Ardis Spencer McCLEESE of the 1200 block of Lead St. died Oct. 19, 1998, in his home. A native of Hyde County, N.C., Mr. McCleese is survived by his brother, John McCleese Sr. of Columbia, N.C.; and many other relatives and friends. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Columbia, by the Rev. Casville Bowor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A family wake will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Fitchett Funeral Home Chapel. The family will be at 1724 Berkley Ave., Norfolk. (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, October 23, 1998; pg. 8B)

McCLAUD / McCLOUD, James B.

Died near Lake Landing, Hyde County, Sunday, February 17th of congestion of the lungs, James B. McCLOUD, 2nd son of the late James C. McCloud, in his 17th year. It has been a few weeks since his brother led to the altar and to his mother's home, his lovely bride. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, February 28, 1884; pg. 3; column 6) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

From Hyde County - Mr. McCLAUD died and was buried at St. George's on the 19th. Services conducted by Rev. Mr. Thorp, assisted by Rev. M. Barber. Attendance was large, 125 persons or more. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, February 28, 1884; pg. 3; column 5) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]  In Memory Of states James Custus McClaud, Jr. was born November 25, 1867 and died February 17, 1884. His parents are listed as James Custus McClaud, Sr. and Mary Jane Swindell.

McCONVILLE. Louise Cuthrell

Louise Cuthrell McConville, 58, of 41385 US Highway 264, the Ponzer Community died Thursday January 2, 2014 at home.   Born in Tyrrell County on January 31, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Ida Cahoon Cuthrell. She was married to Kenneth E. McConville who survives.   A loving wife, mother, grandmother, mother in-law, sister and friend, she will be truly missed.  In addition to her husband, surviving are two sons Kenneth E. McConville, Jr. and wife Stacy of Washington, Michael R. McConville of Pantego; four sisters, Ann C. Lewis of Engelhard, Jackie C. Sawyer of Gum Neck, Marie C. Sawyer of Kilkenney and Zoradia Cuthrell of Scranton; two brothers, James Cuthrell of Creswell and Albert Cuthrell of Ponzer; three grandchildren Cassidy McConville, Neal Gibbs and Cody Gibbs.   She was preceded in death by a brother Jerry Cuthrell and a brother in-law James D. McConville.   The family will receive friends on Tuesday January 7, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

McCOY, Dora Elaine Gibbs

PORTSMOUTH, VA. - Dora Elaine Gibbs McCOY, 80, of the 1000 block of Martin Ave., peacefully followed her Lord home Jan. 3, 2006. Born in Fairfield, N.C., Feb. 19, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Olian Gibbs and the late Susan Baum Gibbs. Two sisters also predeceased her, Claudia M. Toonk and Alethia Pauline Gibbs. She joins the love of her life of 56 years, her husband, the late Carl Arlington McCoy. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and Trinity Sunday School Class. She leaves behind four daughters, Marian M. Carmack and husband F. Michael of Portsmouth, Brenda M. Frank and husband William C. of Windsor, Va., Debra M. Peterson and husband Edward R. of Portsmouth and Cynthia M. Elliott and husband Richard H. of Virginia Beach; 11 grandchildren, W. Gary Frank and wife Kathleen M. of Stafford, Va., Elizabeth B. Marley and husband David C. of Portsmouth, Charles E. Frank of Sandston, Va., Juanita M. Hall and husband William T. III of Yorktown, R. Jason Elliott of Virginia Beach, Jessica P. Hardie and husband Charles L. of Portsmouth, Susan A. Frank of Shelby, N.C., Whitney H. Elliott of Virginia Beach, Shelley E. Peterson, Alison M. Carmack and Joyce K. Peterson, all of Portsmouth; and three great-grandsons, Carl Ethan and Lucas J. Hardie and Jake R. Marley, all of Portsmouth. She is also survived by a brother, gospel singer, Samuel L. "Buddy" Gibbs; and two sisters, Martha G. Forehand and Sarah G. Curling, all of Chesapeake. The Rev. Gene V. Primm will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank all who kept Dora in their prayers. Your friendship, love and support for her are greatly appreciated.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 8, 2006; pg. 12A)

McCOY, James Henry

FAIRFIELD - James Henry McCOY, 68, died March 8 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Mr. McCoy was born in Tyrrell County and was the son of Easter A. McCoy of Columbia and the late Henry McCoy.  He was a member of Piney Grove Disciples Church in Columbia and was a logger.  Besides his mother surviving are his wife, Clara W. McCoy of Fairfield; sons: Garriett McCoy and Harry McCoy, both of Engelhard, Felton Basnight of Edenton, Kenneth McCoy of Engelhard and Dana McCoy of Greensboro; daughters: Darlene O'Neal of Swan Quarter, Ellen Rudd of Greensboro, Debbie McCoy of Raleigh, Cyndi O'Neal of Greensboro and Vickie Borrus of Pleasant Garden, N.J.; one brother, John McCoy of Columbia; sisters: Betty Murray of Columbia and Janie Carey of Washington; 28 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 in Piney Grove Disciples Church with the Rev. Willie Werts officiating.  Burial was in Fairfield Cemetery.  Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 16, 2003; pg. 14A)

McCUE, Sherri Denise Selby

Mrs. Sherri Denise Selby McCue, age 40, a resident of 35363 US Hwy 264 East, Engelhard, NC died Thursday September 2, 2010 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 1:30 PM Monday September 6, 2010 at the Engelhard Christian Church officiated by Pastor Scott Sukeforth. Members of the Engelhard Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers.   Mrs. McCue was born in Beaufort County on July 16, 1970 daughter of the late Sherwood Jones Selby and the late Lessie Veraldine Lanier Selby. She was a 1988 graduate of Mattamuskeet High School and earned two degrees from Beaufort County Community College in accounting and business administration. Mrs. Sherri married William Joseph “Bill” McCue, Jr. on October 20, 2007 who survives. She was co owner/operator of Selby’s Pool Room, a member of Engelhard Volunteer Fire Department, a member of Engelhard Christian Church and a former employee of Hyde County EMS.   Surviving along with her husband Bill of the home is a sister: Viola S. Williams and her husband Odell of Swan Quarter; a nephew, Tyler and a niece, Mary Grace.   The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until the funeral hour Monday at the church and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the McCue family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

McCULLER, Froza

Mr. Froza McCULLER, 85, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, and formerly of 180 St. Lydia Road, Swan Quarter, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at Cross Creek.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Lydia Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. McCuller was born in Hyde County on Jan. 28, 1922. He was the son of the late Arthur and Allie B. McCuller. He attended the Hyde County schools. He was an Army veteran serving during World War II. He was married to Mary Virginia M. McCuller, who survives. He was a member of St. Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include two sisters, Lula B. Peterson of Swan Quarter, and Mary L. Barber of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary McCuller and Golona McCuller and one son, James A. McCuller.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, September 7, 2007)

McCULLOR, Sharon Lane

Ms. Sharon Lane McCULLOR, 37, of Quarter Road in Swan Quarter, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter, with pastor Reginald Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Ms. McCullor was born in Hyde County on March 4, 1966. She was the daughter of the late Isaiah and Martha McCloud McCullor. She graduated from the Hyde County schools in 1984. She was a member of Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter.  Survivors include two sons, Tashane McCullor and Jaylon McCullor, both of the home; four sisters, Pearl McCabe, Alla Harris, Sudie O'Neal and Rachel McCullor, all of Swan Quarter; and seven brothers, Johnnie McCullor of Atlanta, Ga., Joseph McCullor of Belhaven, and Eddie McCullor, Gene McCullor, Kerry McCullor, Ricky McCullor and Danny McCullor, all of Swan Quarter.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Jane McCabe and Judy Richardson.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home in Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, April 10, 2003)

McDANIEL, Bertha L.

SWAN QUARTER - Bertha L. McDANIEL of the 2300 block of Vincent Ave., died May 19, 1991, in her home. Mrs. McDaniel, a native of Swan Quarter, N.C., was a member of Second Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Raymond McDaniel; a daughter, Brenda J. Holloway of Norfolk; four sisters: Gertrude Kenlew of Washington, N.C., Henrietta Newton, Marjorie Tilley and Willie Mae Collins, all of Norfolk; four brothers: Johnnie Holloway of Swan Quarter, Richard Holloway, Samuel Holloway and Clifton Holloway, all of Norfolk; and 2 grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Second Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. Geoffrey Guns. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Twilight Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The family will assemble at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the residence. (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, May 21, 1991; pg. 2D)

McDANIEL, Rachel Mooney

SUNBURY - Rachel Mooney McDANIEL, 88, of U.S. Hwy 158 E., died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City. Mrs. McDaniel was born in Hyde County, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Israel W. and Ellen Berry Mooney. A homemaker, she was a member of Damascus Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph McDaniel and her son, Jerry Cuthrell.  Surviving are her daughter, Camilla Bunch and husband Earl of Dinwiddie, Va.; her sister, Ruth Midgette of Washington, N.C.; three grandchildren, Connie Cuthrell, David Bunch, and Steven Bunch; and four great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Taylor, Tristen and Cole Bunch. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Damascus Christian Church by the Rev. Forrest Guthrie. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and all other times at the residence.  Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, September 20, 2005; pg. 12A)

McGOWAN, SR., David Foy

CHAPEL HILL - David Foy McGOWAN, SR., 72, of Chapel Hill died Saturday at Hillhaven Convalescent Center after an extended illness. Born in Swan Quarter, he attended Weaver College, and was a graduate of the UNC School of Pharmacy. He served in World War II as a captain in the Marine Corps. He was a sales representative for the Eli Lilly Company for 33 years. He retired in 1979. The funeral will be conducted Monday at 3 p.m. at University Methodist Church by the Rev. Bill Gattis. Burial will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Swan Quarter [Soule] cemetery. He is survived by his wife Betty McGowan; four daughters: Ann Abarno of Durham, Emily Birgel of Cary, Beth Lineberger of Winston-Salem, and Meg McGowan of Chapel Hill; two sons: David F. McGowan, Jr. of Wilmington and Bill McGowan of Shallotte; and 2 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the David F. McGowan Loan Fund at the N.C. Institute of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill. (The Chapel Hill Newspaper, Sunday, March 8, 1987)

McGOWAN, Henry Lawrence

SWAN QUARTER - Funeral services for H. L. McGOWAN [Henry Lawrence McGowan, son of William & Rebecca Davis McGowan], one of the oldest citizens of Hyde County and former superintendent of public instruction and teacher in the schools of the county, will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at Sould [Soule] Methodist Church. The Rev. R.Z. Newton of Swan Quarter will conduct the services. Burial will be in Sould [sic] Cemetery. Mr. McGowan was 85 years old. He was born, reared and spent all of his life in Hyde County and lived near Swan Quarter. In recent years before his health failed, he had been engaged in farming. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was well known in this section. He died Wednesday night after an illness of three years (at his Hyde County home). Death was caused by angina and the infirmities of age. Surviving are his wife, who before marriage was Miss Effie Stotesbury of Hyde, and the following children: W.T. [William Tilman] McGowan of Timmonsville, S.C., J. [John] Herbert McGowan, Mrs. U.B. [Margaret Rebecca] Fisher, Mrs. Viola Cahoon of Swan Quarter and Mrs. Curtis [Beulah Dell] Crossman of Macon. [The name "Effie" is in error here. Her name was Gildeppie "Deppie" Dell Stotesbury.] (News & Observer, Raleigh - Friday, July 14, 1938)

McGOWAN, SR., James Alton

SALISBURY - James Alton McGOWAN, SR., 59, of 218 Mitchell Avenue, Salisbury, died this morning at 6:45 at the Rowan Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health for five years but death was unexpected. A native of Swan Quarter, he was born November 17, 1908, son of the late Dorman Steele and Florida Helen Jarvis McGowan. He was an agent for Charlotte Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and was owner of the Towne House Coffee Shop. He belonged to the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Hooper McGowan, whom he married in 1938; three sons: James Alton McGowan, Jr. of Dallas, Texas, John Burney McGowan, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Dorman Jarvis McGowan, a student at Atlantic Christian College in Wilson; two daughters: Linda Sue (Mrs. James A.) McQueen of Chapel Hill and Mary Katheryn McGowan of the home; one brother, David Foy McGowan, Sr. of Chapel Hill; two sisters: Mildred Letha (Mrs. B. M.) Weston of Asheboro and Miss Metta Jarvis McGowan of Wilmington; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Sommersett Memorial Chapel by Dr. Ralph Taylor, pastor of the First United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. at Soule Methodist Church Cemetery at Swan Quarter. The body will remain at the Sommersett Funeral Home until the funeral hour. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 until 9 o'clock tonight. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the scholarship fund of the First United Methodist Church. (The Salisbury Evening Post - Friday, Oct. 25, 1968)

McGOWAN, John Burney

John Burney McGowan, 68, of Laurinburg died Friday, Sept. 18.  A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter.  He is survived by two sisters, Linda McQueen and husband Jim of Laurinburg and Kathy Mason and husband Greg of Salisbury; and a brother, James A. McGowan and wife Daisy of Garden City, S.C. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dorman J. McGowan.  Born Feb. 12, 1941 in Swan Quarter, he was a son of the late James Alton and Mary Hooper McGowan. John graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in History and served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during the Vietnam conflict. Afterwards, he worked for many years as a painter.  Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.  (Laurinburg Exchange - Monday, September 21, 2009)

LAURINBURG - John Burney McGowan, 68, died Friday, September 18.  Born Feb. 12, 1941 in Swan Quarter, he wad the son of the late James Alton and Mary Hooper McGowan.  John graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in history and served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during the Vietnam conflict.  Afterwards, he worked for many years as a painter.  He also served as co-host of the Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society web site for several years and was active in that organization's work.  Surviving are two sisters: Linda McQueen and husband Jim of Laurinburg and Kathy Mason and husband Greg of Salisbury; a brother, James A. McGowan and wife Daisy of Garden City, S.C.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Dorman J. McGowan.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter.  Rev. Jerald Craddock will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, September 22, 2009; pg. 6A)

McGOWAN, Metta Jarvis

CHAPEL HILL - Metta Jarvis McGOWAN, 86, of Chapel Hill, formerly of Wilmington, N.C., died Friday, Jan. 20, [1989] at Durham County General Hospital after a period of declining health. Miss McGowan was a graduate of East Carolina Teachers College and taught in public schools in Wilmington, N.C. from 1927 until her retirement in 1964. There will be a graveside service, Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Steve Bryan will conduct the service. Arrangements are being made by Walker's Funeral Home of Chapel Hill. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. (The Chapel Hill Newspaper, Saturday - Jan. 21, 1989)

McGOWEN, Mr. _______

Died, a Mr. ______ McGOWEN of Hyde County, was on Tuesday night last frozen to death, about 7 miles below this town [Washington, N.C.]. He was an aged poor man, and at the time in a state of intoxication. (American Recorder - Friday, December 6, 1822; pg. 2; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

McGRATH, Rachel Baum Dudley Marshall

NEBRASKA - Rachel Baum Dudley Marshall McGRATH, 82, of Charles Drive in Kinston, and formerly of the Nebraska community of Hyde County, died Saturday, April 20, at Lenoir County Memorial Hospital. Born in Hyde County on February 25, 1914, she was the daughter of the late William Jacob and Farrow Mae Smith Baum. She was a member of Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church and was long active in the United Methodist Women's Work. She was also a member of the Nebraska Home Demonstration Club. Mrs. McGrath was first married to William Swindell Dudley, Jr. who died in June 1961. She later married William Guy Marshall who died in September 1968, and was last married to Hammond William McGrath, who died in August 1974. Surviving are a son, William S. Dudley, III of Climax; three daughters: Larue D. Cunningham of West Columbia, S.C., Mary D. Cederdahl of LaMesa, California, and Ann D. Grant of Kinston; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church in the Nebraska community. The Rev. L.R. Sparrow and the Rev. Edith Dudley Jenkins officiated. Private burial services followed in Fairfield Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 23, 1996; pg. 10A)

McHORNEY, Maggie Belle Jennette

VIRGINIA BEACH - Maggie Belle Jennette McHORNEY, 84, died May 13 at Virginia Beach Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va. Mrs. McHorney was born in Hyde County, the daughter of the late Jeremiah M. and Virginia Dare Alcox Jennette, and the widow of Samuel E. McHorney. She was a retired seamstress with the Suskin and Berry Company; she was a former resident of Washington and a member of the First Baptist Church in Washington. She was a member of the London Bridge Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. Surviving are one daughter, Jeanette M. Singleton, of Virginia Beach; two sons: Benjamin M. McHorney of Carolina Beach and Samuel Jackson McHorney of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; two brothers: Jeff C. Jennette of Staten Island, N.Y. and Garland W. Jennette of Swan Quarter; one sister, Violet J. O'Neal, of Washington; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home with Dr. Keithen Tucker and Paul Duckett officiating. Burial was in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Paul Funeral Home, Washington, handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 17, 1992)

McKINNEY, Addie Lee Midgette

ENGELHARD - Addie Lee Midgette McKINNEY, 75, died Friday night, August 14, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on October 20, 1922, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Alice Benson Midgette. She was a member of the Engelhard Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Elbert Oliver McKinney; a son, Gary McKinney of Engelhard; three daughters: Linda M. Perry and Delores McKinney, both of Engelhard, and Diana M. Gutosky of Sterling Heights, Michigan; three sisters: Annie Pearl Payne and Louise Knickerbocker of Portsmouth, Va. and Sheila Gibbs of Engelhard; two grandchildren: Lisa Cuthrell and Tammy Gibbs; and four great-grandchildren: Justin Gibbs, Amanda Gibbs, Nicholas Cuthrell and Shane Cuthrell. Mrs. McKinney was preceded in death by brothers and sisters: Leslie Midgette, John Small Midgette, Irene Jarvis, Allie Mae Gammon, Lydia Bell O'Neal and Ruby Quidley. Funeral services were held Monday at Engelhard Christian Church. Scott Sukeforth officiated. Burial was in Fulford Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 8, 1998; pg. 11A)

McKINNEY, Ava Myrl

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Ava Myrl McKINNEY, 70 of the 1200 block of Elder Ave, Chesapeake, died April 22 1986, in her home. Mrs. McKinney, a native of Scranton, Hyde Co., NC , she was the daughter of the late Lemuel C. McKinney and Carrie Virginia Hudson McKinney, and was a member of Primitive Baptist Church, Norfolk, VA. Survivors include her husband, Romulus Oscar McKinney; a daughter, Barbara Ann McKinney Peck of Chesapeake; four sons: Wilbur R. McKinney of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Gene McKinney of Virginia Beach, VA, Roger C. McKinney and Ronnie A. McKinney, both of Chesapeake; a sister, Thelma McKinney Baker of Lanha, MD; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted at 3:30 PM Friday in Primitive Baptist Church, Norfolk, by Elder Joseph Leggett. Burial was in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, VA. The family was at Gay & Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, from 7 to 8 Pm Friday. (The Virginian Pilot - April 23, 1986) [Submitted by Morris McKinney]

McKINNEY, Curtis Conway

Mr. Curtis Conway McKINNEY, 70, of Venice, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, in his Venice home.  Mr. McKinney was born Aug. 25, 1933, in Fairfield to John Ernel and Addie McKinney. He lived most of his life in Belhaven and was a graduate of John A. Wilkerson High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Mr. McKinney moved to Venice, Fla., after his retirement from the Norfolk Southern Railway.  Survivors include his wife, Fran; his four daughters, Lynn Conner of Gastonia, Leslie Keith of Burlington, Connie Beth Bays of Charleston, S.C., and Sarah Wainwright of Wilmington; six sisters, Emma Kirk, Doris Fox, Eloise Smith, Norma Hodges, all of Venice, Fla., Mavis Allen and Randi Slade, both of Pantego; and five grandchildren.  A celebration of Mr. McKinney's life will be conducted Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Venice, Fla. Burial will follow at All Saints Memorial Garden, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of SW Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.  Arrangements are by Ewings Funeral Home of Venice, Fla.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, February 28, 2004)

McKINNEY, Elbert Oliver

ENGELHARD - Elbert Oliver McKinney, 87, died Tuesday, December 10 at his home. Born in Hyde County on October 13, 1915, he was the son of the late Calvin Bishop and Catherine Sewells McKinney. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked as a commercial fisherman and also in home improvements during most of his working life. He was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church. He was married to the late Addie Midgette McKinney who died in 1998. Surviving are his son, Gary Lee McKinney of Engelhard; three daughters: Linda Lucille Perry and Dolores Elaine McKinney, both of Engelhard, and Diana Bell Gutosky and husband Bill of Macomb, Michigan; a sister, Nixie Dees of Virginia Beach, Va.; two granddaughters: Lisa Renee Cuthrell and Tammy Lee Gibbs, both of Engelhard; and four great-grandchildren: Justin Chase Gibbs, Amanda Ryan Gibbs, Nicolas Wade Cuthrell, and Shane Thomas Cuthrell. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Engelhard Christian Church. Scott Sukeforth will officiate and burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Thurs., December 12, 2002; pg. 10A)

McKINNEY, Ellis Latham

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Ellis Latham McKinney, 79, of 2726 Great Bridge Blvd., died Sunday, June 14, 1964 at 9:00 AM in a Norfolk, Va. Hospital. A native of Lake Landing Township, Hyde Co., N.C., he was the son of the late Robert Clifton McKinney and Martha Lucas (Patsy) Gibbs McKinney of Hyde Co., N.C. and husband of Pearl Lee Spencer McKinney of Chesapeake, Va. He was a member of Broadmoor Church of Christ. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Roma Hilda McKinney Williams of Chesapeake, Va.; three sons Romulus Oscar McKinney and his wife Ava Merle McKinney McKinney of Chesapeake, Va., Harold Ellis McKinney of Louisville, Ky., and Grafton Odette McKinney and wife Mildred Weatherly McKinney of Portsmouth, Va.; a sister Ina Virginia McKinney Gibbs of Portsmouth, Va.; two brothers, Calvin Bishop McKinney of Norfolk, Va., and Morgan Clifton McKinney of Engelhard, Hyde Co., N.C.; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Francis Gay Funeral Home by the Rev. James A. Cooper. Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Va. (The Virginian-Pilot; Monday, June 15, 1964) [Submitted by Morris McKinney]

McKINNEY, Grace Watson

Grace Watson McKinney of Engelhard died peacefully Tuesday evening, January 28, 2014 at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter. Born June 13, 1924 Grace was the daughter of the late John and Ina Watson of Nebraska, NC.  She married Reginald Lucas McKinney, of Engelhard, on July 13, 1946.  She is survived by her husband of over 67 years and their two children, daughter, Reglyn McKinney Reid and her husband , Jim, of Southern Pines and son Julian Watson McKinney, of Greensboro; granddaughter Rachel McKinney Sellers and her husband, Jeff, of Madison, NC;  a great granddaughter Hannah Dawn Sellers, of Madison;  a sister, Louise Watson Whitehead, of Elizabeth City, NC; and three nieces and a nephew. Grace was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws, and sister Evelyn Watson Swindell, and a nephew.  Grace attended Lake Landing School and graduated as a salutatorian from Engelhard School in 1941. After graduation she held positions as a book keeper for Sinclair Oil Company in Elizabeth City, the Electric Power Company in Williamston, with Pamlico Power and Light in Engelhard for over twenty years and for the family business until her retirement. Throughout her life, Grace served in her church and community. She was a member of Soul United Methodist Church, and was a former member of Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church where she taught the Young Adult Sunday School for 25 years.  She was an UMYF youth group leader, and held the offices of President, Treasurer, and Secretary during her many years as a member of the United Methodist Women. Grace was a Paul Harris fellow of Rotary International and a honorary member of the Engelhard Rotary Club.  She was the volunteer contact for the American Red Cross, which enabled families in Hyde and surrounding counties to contact loved ones in the military world wide in times of crisis.  Grace received multiple Sword of Hope volunteer awards from the American Cancer Society, Participated in Relay for Life, delivered Meals on Wheels, was a member of the Grass Roots Arts Council, and served as a parent sponsor of the Helping Hands 4-H Club. Grace was a member of the Hyde County Health Board, and the Board of Directors for the Octagon House Restoration.  She was a contributing writer for a local newspaper.  As a lover of music, she was a vocal soloist for weddings and member of her church and community choir. Visitation will be Friday, January 31, from 6-8 pm at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter, NC.  Funeral service will be held on February 1 at 11:00 am at Soule United Methodist Church in Swan Quarter, and burial to follow in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard, NC.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

McKINNEY, Grafton Odette

PORTSMOUTH, VA - Grafton Odette McKinney, 57, of 2811 Barclay Ave. Portsmouth, Va. died Monday, March 3, 1975, in Veterans Hospital in Hampton, Va. He was the husband of Mildred Weatherly McKinney and a native of Hyde Co., N.C. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of South Norfolk Church of Christ. He was a self-employed brick mason and building contractor. Also surviving are two sons: Morris Lee McKinney and his wife Linda Pierce McKinney of Virginia Beach, Va. and Milton Grafton McKinney and his wife Harriet Beachum of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister Roma Hilda McKinney Williams of Chesapeake, Va.; two brothers: Romulus Oscar McKinney and his wife Ava Myrl McKinney McKinney of Chesapeake, Va. and Harold Ellis McKinney of Louisville, Ky.; and four grandchildren: Cynthia "Cindy" Lee McKinney and Brian Christopher McKinney of Virginia Beach, Va, Denise Lynn McKinney and Michael Glenn McKinney of Chesapeake, Va. He was the son of the late Ellis Latham McKinney and Pearl Lee Spencer McKinney. A funeral service and burial was held Wednesday at 11:00 AM in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Great Bridge, Chesapeake, Va. by the Rev. David R. Eveland of Victory Blvd. Church of Christ, Portsmouth, Va. (The Virginian-Pilot -Tuesday, March 2, 1975) [Submitted by Morris McKinney]

McKINNEY, Harold Ellis

LOUISVILLE, KY - Harold Ellis McKinney, 65, died Saturday, July 12, 1980, in a Louisville hospital. He was the husband of Mrs. Alma (Miller) McKinney and was born January 10, 1915 in Scranton, Hyde Co., N.C. He was the son of the late Ellis Latham McKinney and Pearl Lee Spencer McKinney. He was first married to Alice Virginia Weatherly McKinney on May 4, 1934, who died December 1, 1939. Other survivors include three daughters: Bernice McKinney Davis and husband Horace Brantley Davis, Sr. of Virginia Beach, Va., Edna Earle McKinney DeWald and husband Daniel Francis DeWald, Sr. of Elizabeth City, N.C. by his first wife, and Denise McKinney of Louisville, Ky.; six sons: Edwin McKinney, Donald McKinney, Steve McKinney, Lee McKinney, and Alfred McKinney, all of Louisville, Ky., and John McKinney of Mitchell, Ind. by his second wife; 15 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. A funeral was held Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at the Arch L. Heady & Sons Funeral Home, Hikes Point Chapel, 4109 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, Ky. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park, Louisville, KY. (Ledger Star - Sunday July 13, 1980) [Submitted by Morris McKinney]

McKINNEY, Horace Robert

POWELLS POINT - Horace Robert McKinney, 83, of the 100 block of North River Road died April 27, 2007, in Melbourne Beach, Fla. Born in Engelhard, N.C., he was the son of the late Robert Darrell and Iola Gibbs McKinney and was the widower of Sarah Torcivia McKinney. Mr. McKinney was a retired heavy duty equipment inspector at the Norfolk Naval Base and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. McKinney is survived by a daughter, Rebecca McKinney Lee of Melbourne Beach; two sisters, Delma McKinney Smith of Chesapeake and Shirley McKinney Decker of Norfolk; a brother, Bobby Lee McKinney; and a granddaughter, Sierra Olivia Lee of Melbourne Beach. Besides his wife and parents, Mr. McKinney was preceded in death by a sister, Polly McKinney Hatley. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, April 29, 2007)

McKINNEY, Hyatt Junious

CHINA GROVE - Hyatt Junious "Mac" McKINNEY, 89, of China Grove, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center. Born Oct. 23, 1916, in Hyde County, Mr. McKinney was the son of the late Junious and Xenia Selby McKinney. He was educated in the Hyde County schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He received several honors and medals for his part in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from Cannon Mills Swink Plant, where he was a supervisor in the opening room. He was also a dairy farmer, and in later years, he worked for Turnersburg Livestock Auction. He was a member of Mount Zion United Church of Christ, where he was in the Men 's Bible Class.  He was also a member of VFW Post 3006, Freeze-Seymour Post 185 American Legion, and
Disabled American Veterans. He was preceded in death by a brother, V.A. McKinney, and a sister, Ruth Mann, and her husband, Richard. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Lurline Hill McKinney; daughter Juanita Delarosa of Salisbury; brothers Noah "Mac" McKinney and wife Betty, Earl McKinney and wife Ruth, P.D. McKinney and wife Faye, all of Salisbury, and P.H. McKinney and wife LaVerne of Granite Quarry; sisters: Lois Fulp of Durham, Willie Testa and husband Sam of Auburn, N.Y., Eunice Dwiggins and husband Ray of Mocksville, Emogene Carawan and husband Poe and Irene Hinson and husband Harvey, both of Salisbury; grandchildren Ronnie Tucker III, David Huerta and Brianna Huerta; brother-in-law Harry Hill; sister-in-law Frances McKinney; 17 nieces and nephews, including Carol Lowder and husband Mike, and Pat Hill. Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion United Church of Christ conducted by the Rev. William Campbell.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park, with military rites by Rowan County Veterans Council. Visitation : 6-8 tonight at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Memorials: Mount Zion United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1298, China Grove, NC 28023.  (Salisbury Post - Monday, November 14, 2005)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Morris McKinney]

McKINNEY, Iola Gibbs

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Iola Gibbs McKINNEY, 96, of South Lake Circle, died Friday, March 1, 1996, in a Chesapeake Nursing Center. Mrs. McKinney was born in Engelhard, N.C. and was the daughter of the late Syle B. and Louise Midgett Gibbs. She was the widow of Robert Darrell McKinney and was a member of Great Bridge Church of Christ in Chesapeake. Survivors include her two daughters: Shirley Decker of Norfolk and Delma Smith of Chesapeake; two sons: Horace McKinney of Powells Point, N.C. and Bobby McKinney of California; two sisters: Rosa Toler of Wanchese, N.C. and Mollie Gibbs of Edenton; a brother, John Gibbs of Chesapeake; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home in Great Bridge. There will be no public viewing or visitation. Burial will be private in Engelhard Cemetery in North Carolina. (The Virginian- Pilot - March 3, 1996; pg. B6) [Submitted by Ann Byrnes LaDue of Virginia Beach, Va.]

McKINNEY, child of John

A child of John McKINNEY was burned fatally near Fairfield. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, February 18, 1892; pg. 3; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

McKINNEY, Kathleen Sadler

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Kathleen S. McKINNEY, 72, died at her home on North Haven Circle on July 29. Born in Hyde County on October 21, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Charlie R. and Pearl Harris Sadler. She was the widow of William Forrest McKinney who died in September 1968. She was a retired salesperson with Rices-Nachman Company and a member of Fairview Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Louis E. McKinney of Chesapeake; two daughters: Velma M. Franklin of Virginia Beach, Va. and Doris M. Sharp of Chesapeake; three brothers: Robert Sadler of Marlboro, N.Y., Gaston Sadler of Scranton, Va. [NC?], and Travis Sadler of Washington; two sisters: Hazel Worthman of Washington and Lucille Jones of Engelhard; 5 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Gerald Stemm will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 1, 1996; pg. 6A)

McKINNEY, Linwood Wayne

NEWPORT NEWS, VA. — Linwood Wayne McKinney, 74, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Hyde County, N.C. and had been a resident of Newport News for 53 years.  After earning a B.S. degree in mathematics from East Carolina University at Greenville, N.C. in 1957, he began his career as a researcher at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which later became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). During his early career at Langley Research Center in Hampton, he conducted wind tunnel tests of advanced aircraft models and later served as an Assistant Division Chief. He also served as a manager of aeronautical test facilities at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. During his 38 year career, he made numerous contributions to the field of aeronautical research. Mr. McKinney was a member of First United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Linwood and Nellie J. McKinney.  Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty M. McKinney; two daughters, Laura M. Jones and husband, Michael, and Susan M. Fitzpatrick and husband, Dennis; three grandchildren, Meghan, Molly and Andrew Jones; sister, LaRue M. Brinson and husband, Emmitt; two brothers, Jimmy D. McKinney and wife, Linda, and Ronnie A. McKinney and wife, Mary; two nieces; and five nephews.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 2, also at the funeral home with burial to follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.  Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, April 1, 2010)

McKINNEY, Martha "Patsy" Lucas Gibbs

HYDE CO., N.C. - Martha Lucas (Patsy) Gibbs McKinney, 95, died Sunday morning, April 1, 1947, at the home of a son, Morgan Clifton McKinney, in Engelhard, Hyde Co., N.C. She was born March 13, 1853 in Hyde Co., N.C. She was the daughter of the late Seth Washington Gibbs and Julia Ann Pegram Gibbs of Hyde Co., N.C., and the wife of the late Robert Clifton McKinney who died Nov. 5, 1921. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Engelhard Christian Church with burial following in the Fulford Cemetery, Hyde Co., N.C. Surviving are three sons: Calvin Bishop McKinney of Washington, N.C., Ellis Latham McKinney of South Norfolk, Va., and Morgan Clifton McKinney of Engelhard, Hyde Co., N.C; a daughter, Ina McKinney Gibbs of Portsmouth, Va.; a brother, George Gibbs, of Fentress, Va. (Ledger Star - April 2, 1947) [Submitted by Morris McKinney]

McKINNEY, Mary Etta Jarvis

SCRANTON - Mary Etta Jarvis McKINNEY, 95, of Scranton, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, in Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  Born in Hyde County, Sept. 19, 1909, she was the daughter of the late John and Mollie Griffin Jarvis. She graduated from the Hyde County schools and from the former East Carolina Teacher's College. She taught in the public schools in Engelhard, West Hyde, O.A. Peay and Mattamuskeet and retired there after 43 years of service. She was a member of the Scranton Christian Church. She was the widow of Robert Lee McKinney.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Scranton Christian Church, David W. Mason and Linwood Adams will officiate. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ann M. O'Neal and her husband, David, of the Rose Bay community; a brother, David W. Jarvis of Taylors, S.C.; her dear sister, Nellie Gatsy Jarvis McKinney of the Sladesville community; a grandson, Morgan O'Neal and his wife, Lisa, of Greenville; a granddaughter, Debbie O'Neal Arthur and her husband, Chad, of Belhaven; two great-grandsons, Ryan Arthur and Robbie O'Neal; a niece, Larue M. Brinson; three nephews, Wayne McKinney, Jimmy McKinney and Ronnie McKinney.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Jarvis and Jesse Jarvis.  The family will receive friend at Bryan Funeral Service on Monday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and other times at the home of Mary Ann and David O'Neal in the Rose Bay community.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, March 6, 2005)

McKINNEY, Mazetia Dell

BELHAVEN - Mazetia Dell McKINNEY, 84, a former resident of Autumnfield of Belhaven and more recently a patient at Britthaven of Washington, died Wednesday, November 1 at Britthaven. Born in Engelhard on March 26, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Joshua and Annie Howard McKinney. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at West Belhaven Church of Christ. Thom Perry will officiate. Burial will follow at Fulford cemetery in Engelhard. Friends may visit the family at the home of T.R. and Violet Sawyer of Belhaven. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000; pg. 14A)

McKINNEY, Mildred Weatherly

CHESAPEAKE - Mildred Weatherly McKinney, 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 22, 2013. She was born on August 13, 1921 in Tyrrell County, N.C. to the late Ollis B. and Lena L. Brickhouse Weatherly. Mildred was a devout Christian and for many years attended The Church of Christ. She was married to her "handsome sailor", Grafton O. McKinney for 35 years until his passing on March 3, 1975. She was predeceased by her grandson, Brian Christopher McKinney on October 26, 1986, son of Linda and Morris Mckinney; sisters, Alice Weatherly McKinney and Sadie Weatherly Hughes; and brothers, George and Glenn Weatherly. Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Morris L. McKinney and his wife, Linda (Pierce) of Virginia Beach, and Milton G. McKinney and his wife, Ann of Moyock, N.C.; grandchildren, Cynthia McKinney Hilliard and her husband, Gregg, Denise McKinney Mann and her husband, Robert, and Michael McKinney; seven great-grandchildren, Autumn Hall Johnson and her husband, Billy, John Hall, Taylor Wymer, Lauren McKinney, Bradley Hilliard, Benjamin Hilliard and Nicholas Hilliard, as well as one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Hazel Weatherly Steadman; and brother, Horace Weatherly. Mildred was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who adored her family. She had many interest including church, cooking, sewing, gardening and crocheting. The Family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake Monday, August 26, 2013 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. with a service to celebrate her life beginning at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Ernest L. Trueblood will officiate. She will be laid to rest at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  (The Virginian-Pilot - August 24, 2013)

McKINNEY, Nellis Jarvis

Nellie Jarvis McKinney, 98, of the Sladesville Community in Hyde County died Sunday, October 25, 2009, at Carolina House in Greenville.  Born in Hyde County, January 28, 1911, she was the daughter of the late John and Molly Griffin Jarvis. She was married to Albin Linwood McKinney who preceded her in death.  A graduate of the former East Carolina Teacher's College, she spent 39 years teaching first graders in the public schools. Her career carried her to Roper and Creswell in Washington County and she taught in the former Sladesville School and West Hyde School in Swan Quarter.  She was one who concentrated on her family and loved every family member dearly.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Providence United Methodist Church in Swan Quarter.  Steve Bryan will officiate.  Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Dwight McKinney, 'Scott McKinney, Bryan McKinney, George Moye, Jr., Douglas Moye, Michael Jones, Will Daughtridge and Dennis Fitzpatrick.  Survivors include three sons, Wayne McKinney and wife, Betty of Newport News, VA, Jimmy D. McKinney and wife, Linda of Nashville and Ronnie McKinney and wife, Mary of Winterville; a daughter, Larue M. Brinson and husband, Emmett of Farmville; a brother, David W. Jarvis of Taylors, SC; nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Jessie and John Jarvis and sisters, Marietta J. McKinney and Mollie Annie Jarvis.  The family will receive friends at the church during the hour prior to the funeral on Thursday.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009; pg. 6A)

McKINNEY, Noah Robinson

SALISBURY - Noah Robinson "Mac" McKinney, age 89, of Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at his residence.  He was born April 30, 1919, in Hyde County, the son of the late Xenia Selby McKinney and the late Julius T. McKinney. He attended Hyde County schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving during World War II. Mr. McKinney worked for Schlitz Beer Distributors for 43 years as a driver and salesman.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Kincaid McKinney, on June 20, 2008, whom he married Nov. 15, 1947; brothers Vincent "Snooks" McKinney and Hyatt (Mac) McKinney; and sister Ruth Mann.  Survivors include his brothers, Earl McKinney and P.D. McKinney, both of Salisbury, and P.H. McKinney of Granite Quarry; sisters Emogene Carawan of Salisbury, Lois Fulp of Durham, Willie Testa of Auburn, N.Y., Eunice Dwiggings of Mocksville and Irene Hinson of Salisbury.  Service: A Graveside Service will be at 12 Noon Saturday at Rowan Memorial Park conducted by the Rev. Don Phillips with military graveside rites by Rowan County Honor Guard.  Visitation: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Lyerly Funeral Home.   (Salisbury Post [Salisbury, NC] - Friday, September 12, 2008)

McKINNEY, Pearl Lee Spencer

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Pearl Lee Spencer McKINNEY, 82, of 1317 Chesapeake Ave., Chesapeake, died Tuesday, August 28, 1973, in a Norfolk hospital. She was the widow of Ellis Latham McKinney and a native of Engelhard, Hyde Co., NC, she was a daughter of the late Edward Jones Spencer and Mary Matilda Nixon Spencer from Hyde Co., NC. She was a member of South Norfolk Church of Christ. Surviving are a daughter, Roma McKinney Williams of Chesapeake, VA; three sons: Romulus Oscar McKinney of Chesapeake, VA, Grafton Odette McKinney of Portsmouth, VA , and Harold Ellis McKinney of Louisville, KY. A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Thursday in South Norfolk Church of Christ. Burial was in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, VA. The family was at the Francis A. Gay Funeral Home Wednesday night from 7 to 9. (The Virginian Pilot - August 29, 1973) [Submitted by Morris McKinney]

McKINNEY, Robert E.

CHOCOWINITY - Robert E. McKINNEY, 82, died Wednesday, June 30, at his home. Born in Washington County, he was the son of the late Morgan Clifton and Viola Williams McKinney. He was first married to Doris Selby McKinney, who died in 1998. He was a former deputy with the Hyde County Sheriff Dept. for several years. He operated Surfside Campground in Virginia Beach, Va. prior to his retirement and moved back to Beaufort County 11 years ago. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, served in WW II, and was a member of Watson Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons: Robert E. McKinney, Jr. and Joseph Rex McKinney of Chocowinity; a step-son, Donald M. Rock of Mountainville, Ky.; one step-daughter, Mary Rock Creech of Chocowinity; brothers: Reginald McKinney of Engelhard, Morgan C. McKinney of Charlotte, and Wilburn McKinney of Hickory; one sister, Zelma M. Howard of Swan Quarter; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Exedell M. Silverthorne. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the gravesite in Fulford Cemetery with Steve Bryan to officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 1, 1999; pg. 12A and also Sunday, July 4, 1999; pg. 14A)

McKINNEY, Romulus Oscar

VIRGINIA BEACH - Romulus Oscar McKINNEY, 82, formerly of the 1200 block of Elder Ave., died Tuesday in a Virginia Beach nursing home. Mr. McKinney was born in Engelhard, N.C., and was the widower of Ava Myrl McKinney. He was a retired general contractor and had served in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara A. Peck of Chesapeake; four sons, Wilbur R. McKinney of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Gene McKinney, Roger McKinney and Ronnie McKinney, all of Chesapeake; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Oman Funeral Home Great Bridge Chapel. Burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, December 9, 1993; pg. 2D)

McKINNEY, Ronald A.
(October 14, 1949 - February 17, 2010)

Ronald A. McKinney, 60, of Chesapeake, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Born in Norfolk County, he was the son of the late Romulus O. and Ava M. McKinney and was predeceased by a brother, Bill McKinney. Ron will be remembered for his love of music, he played lead guitar in a band called The Jades. As a young person, Ron met The Beatles, whose music he loved forever. He also enjoyed the outdoors and strong American muscle cars. In earlier years he was an electrician before going to work for VDOT where he retired as a Transportation Supervisor. Survivors include his son, James McKinney; a grandson, Keegan McKinney; his wife, Diane McKinney; two brothers, Gene McKinney and wife Faith and Roger McKinney; a sister, Barbara Peck. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. The interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The viewing will begin on Monday with the family receiving friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  (Oman Funeral Home)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Morris McKinney]

McKINNEY, Vincent Astor

SALISBURY - Vincent Astor "Snooks" McKINNEY, 77, died Tuesday, September 3 in a Rowan County Medical Center.  He was born January 22, 1925 in Hyde County, son of the late Julius T. and Xenia Selby McKinney.  He attended Hyde County school.  He was a lifelong dairy farmer, former member of Farm Bureau, served many years with ASCS office and served in the U.S. Navy in WWII.  Mr. McKinney was an active member of St. Mark's Luthern Church, the church council and was a Sunday School teacher.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Beth Mckinney Owen in May 2002.  Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Sara Frances Weast McKinney; daughters: Sarah Tarlton of Salisbury and Jill Lyerly of Rockwell; brothers: Earl McKinney and P.D. McKinney of Salisbury, P.H. McKinney of Granite Quarry, Hyatt McKinney of China Grove, and Noah McKinney of Salisbury; sisters: Imogene Carawan of Salisbury, Lois Fulp of Durham, Willie Testa of Auburn, N.Y., Eunice Dwiggings of Mocksville, and Irene Hinson of Salisbury; and 4 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Glenn Reichley and the Rev. Gene Bruce officiating.  Burial will be in Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury with military rites by Rowan County Veterans Council.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002; pg. 10A)

McKINNEY, Xenia Rue Selby

SALISBURY, N.C. - Mrs. Xenia Rue Selby McKINNEY, 90, of Rt. 2, Salisbury, a native of Hyde County, died Friday at her home. She was the daughter of the late Davis and Odessa Ballance Selby. She was married to Junious McKinney who died in 1946. She was a member of the Middletown Christian Church in Hyde County. Funeral services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Surviving are six sons: Hyatt McKinney of China Grove, P.H. McKinney of Granite Quarry, N.R. , P.D., V.A., and Earl McKinney, all of Salisbury; six daughters: Mrs. Mamie Ruth Mann of Engelhard, Mrs. Lois Fulp of Columbus, Ga., Mrs. Willie Testa of Auburn, N.Y., Mrs. Eunice Sapp of Granite Quarry, Mrs. Irene Hinson and Mrs. Emogene Carawan, both of Salisbury; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Lyerly Funeral Home in Salisbury from 7 to 8:30 on Sunday, and local arrangements are by Owen Funeral Home in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - circa November 8, 1986) [Submitted by Sandy Carawan of Englehard, N.C.]

McWILLIAMS, John

Mr. John McWILLIAMS of Ocracoke is dead (no date). Mr. McWilliams was for a long time a merchant in this town and was owner of what is still known as the McWilliams farm on the river shore not far from Washington. At the breaking out of war he moved to Ocracoke where he spent the remainder of his life. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, October 3, 1889; pg. 3; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

MACKEY, Clara Mae Morris

ENGELHARD - Clara Mae Morris MACKEY, 70, died February 3 in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, N.C.  Mrs. Mackey, a widow, was born in Hyde County on October 10, 1932 to Gennie Morris Howard and the late Charlie Gibbs Morris.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  Surviving are her mother; sons: Bobby Mackey and Vincent Mackey, both of Engelhard, and Charlie Mackey of Raleigh; daughters: Belven Mackey of Raleigh, Minnie Mackey and Virginia Mackey, both of Engelhard; godson, Harry Gibbs of Delaware; godmother, Gladys Midgett of Engelhard; brothers: Emanuel Howard of Swan Quarter [only one brother named]; sisters: Neta Simpson and Eunice Whitney, both of Engelhard; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on February 8 with Elder James O. Gibbs officiating.  Burial was in the Mackey Family Cemetery in Engelhard.  Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 9, 2003; pg. 17A)

MACKEY, Frank David

Frank David MACKEY, age 67, a native of Hyde County-Ocracoke Island, N.C., died July 12 in Brookhaven Rehabilitation Center, Beach Drive, Far Rockaway, New York, following a brief illness. A funeral will be held Wednesday evening, July 20th, at St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1872 Amsterdam Ave., New York, New York, with the Rev. Melvin E. Wilson, officiating. Burial will follow Thursday morning, July 21, at Fairlawn Memorial Park, Fairlawn, New Jersey. Services are entrusted with Unity Funeral Chapel, Incorporated, Frederick Douglas Boulevard.  Mr. Mackey, son of the late Golden C. and Ethel Bell Mann Mackey of Hyde County, had been a resident of New York City since 1956. A graduate of the former Hyde County Training School, he was a retired variety store owner. His career included work as a bookkeeper with a New York elevator company, and as a culinary chef with New York Hospital.  He was a vocalist in the church chorale at St. Luke A.M.E. Church, where he was a long-standing member. Additionally, he was a former member of the Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Scranton, North Carolina.  Survivors include his wife, Clara; two daughters, Gwendolyn and Shelia of New York, New York; two sons, Reginald and Maverick, also of New York City; three brothers, Golden of Jamaica, N.Y., Rufus of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ernest of Greenville, N.C.; three sisters, Ethel Mackey Brown of Winterville, and Rose Mackey and Christine Mackey of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five grandchildren; four sisters-in-law: Lena, Martha, Mary and Annie, and a host of extended family.  Local arrangements are entrusted to the Randolph Funeral Home of 219 Bonner Street, Washington, N.C.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, July 19, 2005)

MACKEY, Golden

CHESAPEAKE - Golden Mackey, 77, of the 700 block of South Lake Circle, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 in his home. Born in Currituck, N.C., Mr. Mackey was a retired butcher and owner of Village Wholesale Meats. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Lena M. Mackey; a daughter, Monique Mackey Gordon and a son, Mark L. Mackey, both of Jamaica, N.Y.; two sisters, Christine Mackey of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Ethel Mackey Brown of Winterville, N.C.; and two brothers, Rufus A. Mackey, Sr. of Brooklyn and Ernest Gibbs of Greenville, N.C. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, in Dome of Canaan Baptist Church, 1209 S. Dominion Blvd., with the Rev. Benjamin Mackey and the Rev. Theodore R. Little, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday.  (The Virginian-Pilot – Monday, October 11, 2010)  [Ethel Ramona Brown states he was the son of Golden C. Mackey and Ethel Belle Mann Mackey of Currituck Township (Scranton, NC)  Official Name: Golden Genesis (Gennis) Mackey, born July 31, 1933, Currituck Township, Hyde County, NC.]

MACKEY, Larry

Larry Mackey, a resident of 689 Sladesville Credle Road, Scranton, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Bonner Street Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington. The family will receive friends at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, August 9, 2012)

MACKEY-FARROW, Maudie Lee

Mrs. Maudie Lee MACKEY-FARROW, 79, of North Brunswick, N.J., died Saturday, July 17, 2004 at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.  A funeral will be conducted Saturday in Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, New Brunswick, N.J. Burial will follow in Franklin Memorial Park Cemetery.  Mrs. Farrow was born on June 11, 1925, the daughter of the late Golden and Ethel Mann Mackey. She was a graduate of the former Hyde County Training School. She relocated during her young adult years, first to New York, and later to New Jersey. She was retired.  Survivors include three daughters, Verna Farrow and Abbie Farrow, both of Trenton, N.J., and Maudie L. Woods of Somerset, N.J.; one son, Ralph Farrow Jr., of North Brunswick, N.J.; three sisters, Rose Mackey and Christine Mackey, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ethel Brown of Winterville; four brothers, Golden Mackey, Rufus Mackey and Frank Mackey, all of New York, and Ernest Gibbs of Simpson; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton, N.J.  Local arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, July 23, 2004)

MACKEY, Prentis

Mr. Prentis Mackey, 81, of Hyde County died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Mackey officiating. Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home of Columbia.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, December 18, 2009)

MACKEY, Rosa Belle

Ms. Rosa Belle Mackey, 78, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and formerly of Hyde County, died Friday, April 13, 2007, at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.  A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Unity Funeral Home, Brooklyn, N.Y. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park and Cemetery, Linden, N.J.  Ms. Mackey was the daughter of the late Golden C. and Ethel Belle Mann Mackey of Hyde County. She was a 1949 graduate of Hyde County Training School. She was a former employee of New York Hospital. She had lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., for 58 years.  Survivors include twin sons, Ronald L. Mackey of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Dr. Richard L. Mackey of Oxford, Miss.; two sisters, Ethel Mackey Brown of Winterville, and Christine Mackey of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and three brothers, Rufus A. Mackey Sr. of Brooklyn, N.Y., Golden C. Mackey of Chesapeake, Va., and Ernest Gibbs of Greenville.  The family will receive friends today from 4-7 p.m. at Unity Funeral Home, Brooklyn, N.Y.  Local arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, April 17, 2007)

MACKEY, SR., William Edward

Mr. William Edward MACKEY, SR., 76, of 314 Treybrooke Circle, Apt. 11, Greenville, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday in Philipi Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Dr. Randy Royal officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Mackey was born in Hyde County on Oct. 5, 1926. He was the son of the late Ethel Mann Mackey and Golden Mackey. He attended the Hyde County Training School. He was an Army veteran. On Oct. 10, 1947, he married Martha Lovey Mackey, who survives. He was retired from Adams Metal Aluminum Suppliers, New York. After retirement, he was employed as a greeter at Wal-Mart. He was a member of Philipi Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Church, Greenville, where he served as a deacon.  Survivors include one son, Gregory Mackey of New York; four brothers, Golden Mackey, Rufus Mackey and Frank Mackey, all of New York, and Ernest Gibbs of Simpson; four sisters, Maudie Farrow of New Jersey, Rose Mackey and Christine Mackey, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ethel Brown of Winterville; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sons, William Edward Mackey Jr. on Dec. 1, 1986 and Travis L. Mackey on July 9, 2001.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, September 25, 2003)

MAHLKUCH, Duane Willis

SWAN QUARTER - Duane Willis MAHLKUCH, 64, of the Rose Bay community, died Wednesday, April 17 at Pungo Distirct Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Madison, Green County, Wisconsin, he was the son of the late John S. and Laura M. Wyss Mahlkuch. He was a retired dairyman and after moving to Hyde County, he enjoyed commercial fishing. He attended Lighthouse Assembly of God at Buxton where he and his wife spent summers on Hatteras Island. Surviving are his wife, Glenda Watson Mahlkuch; four sons: Robert Mahlkuch of New Glarus, Wis., Samuel Mahlkuch of Concord, Mike Mahlkuch of Bellville, Wis., and Lavern Mahlkuch of Monroe, Wis.; a daughter, Judy Mahlkuch of Lancaster, Wis.; two step-sons: Dee Lloyd of Lancaster, S.C. and Charlie Herina of Swan Quarter; three step-daughters: Angela Hancock of Lancaster, S.C., Dawn Wescoat and Colleen Wilson, both of Buxton; two brothers: John Mahlkuch of Eustis, Fla. and Harland Mahlkuch of Broadhead, Wis.; and 17 grandchildren. Mr. Mahlkuch was preceded in death by a sister, Sue. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Swan Quarter Christian Church with Raffael Farrow, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Fairfield cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 21, 2002; pg. 12A)

MANK, Lawrence M.

KITTY HAWK - Lawrence M. MANK, 79, died on July 30 in Cheasapeake General Hospital. Mr. Mank was born in Maine and raised his family in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He retired to Dare County in 1977 after 35 years in sales and management at Engelhard Industries. He was a member of the senior Corps of Retired Executives on the Outer Banks and the Kitty Hawk Citizen's Association. He is survived by his wife, Amy Jo; daughters: Susan Madsen of Upper Black Eddy, Pa., Laurel Miller of Mt. Holly, N.J., and Christina Mank of Harbinger; and granddaughter, Wendy Miller of Mt. Laurel, N.J. At Mr. Mank's request, memorial services will not be held. The family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 3, 1993; pg. 12A)

MANN, Carl Lee

Mr. Carl Lee Mann, 63, of 1118 The High Road, Engelhard, died Monday, June 9, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Larry Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery.  Mr. Mann was born in Hyde County on Jan. 8, 1945. He was the son of the late Sanford Gillian and Lizzie G. Mann and the surrogate son of the late Wilson Mann. He was a graduate of the former Davis High School. He was married to Lettie Blount Mann, who survives. He was a member of Faithful Hannah Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Holloway of Greenville, Nelma Mann of Washington and Kenisha Mann of Belhaven; one son, Carl Scott of Newport News, Va.; eight sisters, Martha Selby, Margaret Gibbs and Cora Mann, all of Georgetown, Del., Lizzie Cannon of Bridgeville, Del., Helen Howard, Eva Shelton and Geraldine Gibbs, all of Engelhard and Devella Shelton of Hampton, Va.; five brothers, Willie Mann, Willie Gibbs and Leroy Mann, all of Engelhard, Louis Mann of Bridgeville, Del., and Larry Shelton of Virginia Beach, Va.; and five grandchildren.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the home.  A walk-in viewing will take place today from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington(Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, June 13, 2008)

MANN, Carrie Mae Griffin

Carrie Mae Griffin Mann, 101, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at the Cypress Rosewood, Raleigh. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2723 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, with the Rev. Royall Yount and Rev. Larry Homes officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Amity Methodist Church Cemetery, Lake Landing, N.C. with the Rev. Jim Lupton presiding. A reception will follow at the Community Parrish House at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Lake Landing, N.C. Arrangements are by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, November 12, 2010)

MANN, David Simmons

David Simmons Mann, age 45, a resident of 7820 Piney Woods Road, Fairfield, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at UHS–Pungo Hospital in Belhaven.  Born July 28, 1966, in Beaufort County, he was the son of Richard L. Mann Jr. and Betty Simmons Mann who survive. David was a special needs son who brought love and happiness to his family and touched many lives.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. Steve Bryan will officiate.  In addition to his parents, David is survived by two brothers, Richard Lee Mann III and wife Shelly, and Thomas W. Mann and wife Sue, all of Fairfield; a sister, Darlene M. Parent and husband Kent of Hendersonville; nieces and nephews, Demock Mann, Brittany Mann Blizzard, Tyler Mann, Alex Payne, Richard Mann IV, Wyatt Mann, BoLee Mann, Kendal P. Dobra, Tessa Parent, Taron Parent, Jessie Parent, Thomas W. Mann II and Taylor M. Mann.  David was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Richard L. and Murray Swindell Mann, and his maternal grandparents, Joseph L. and Maxine Boomer Simmons.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department, 6680 Highway 94, Fairfield, or Pungo District Hospital Foundation, 202 E. Water St., Belhaven NC 27810.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, December 21, 2011)

MANN, Edward L.

HYDE COUNTY - Departed this life in Hyde County on the night of the 18th inst., Edward L. MANN, one of the oldest citizens of the county. He was a prominent man in all public enterprises and was a member of a distinguished, numerous and wealthy family. He was father of chief shellfish commissioner, J.S. MANN. (Economist-Falcon - Friday, January 26, 1894; pg. 3)

MANN, Edward Leigh

Mr. Edward Leigh Mann, age 60, a resident of 815 E. 4th St., Washington, died Monday, September 24, 2012 at his home.  Memorial services will be held at 12:00 pm on Monday, October 1, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Dr. Michael Price. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until 11:45 am prior to the service.  Mr. Mann was born in Hyde County on June 9, 1952 to the late Max and Ruby Cuthrell Mann. He was a graduate of Washington High School and graduated from East Carolina University with a Master’s degree in English. He was an adjunct professor of English and Creative Writing, serving many of the local community colleges in eastern North Carolina. Mr. Mann was a well respected, talented musician, and incredible guitar player. Prior to his career in teaching, he was a member of many bands including The Catalinas, The Kays, and Kruze. He had a unsurpassed passion and love for music beginning at an early age and spanning his entire life. Mr. Mann was a member of First Christian Church of Washington.  Survivors include his daughter, Jessica Leigh Mann Fell and husband William E. Fell, Jr. of Wilmington and his grandson, William “Wil” Fell.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Mann family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

MANN, Eleanor Farrow

Mrs. Eleanor Farrow Mann, 42, of 146 Copper Land, Engelhard, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mattamuskeet School with the Rev. George Merrick officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Memorial Cemetery, Engelhard.  Mrs. Mann was born in Beaufort County on May 10, 1965. She was the daughter of the late Ina Whitney and James R. Spencer. She was married to Donald Mann, who survives. She was employed as a seafood processor.  Survivors include one stepson, Dwight Mann of Greenville; one stepdaughter, Renita Mann of Greenville; 12 sisters, Hattie Farrow, Janice Whitney and Yvonna Small, all of Engelhard, Valerie Spencer, Willia Howard and Peggy McCoy, all of Fairfield, Pamela Farrow of Swan Quarter, Connie Spencer of Chocowinity, Hazel Basnight of Columbia, Callie Farrow of Greensboro, Doris Cutler of Washington and Peggy Rodgers of New York; five brothers, Eddie Whitney of Greensboro, Reggie Rodgers of Maryland, James Roberson of Raleigh, Charles Rodgers of New Jersey and James J. Weston of Belhaven; and four step-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, August 25, 2007)

MANN, Emily

Mrs. Emlie (sic) MANN died at her residence in Fairfield. She was left a widow several years ago. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, October 17, 1889; pg. 3; column 4) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

MANN, Eunice

FAIRFIELD - We regret very much to learn that little Eunace MANN of Lake Landing, granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. T.H.B. Gibbs of this place, died very suddenly with the croup December 16th about 6 o'clock p.m. (The Evening Messenger - Tuesday, December 21, 1897; pg. 1; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

MANN, JR., Harvey B.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Harvey B. Mann, Jr. passed away March 30, 2010 at the age of 79.  Born in Raleigh, N.C., the son of the late Harvey B. Mann, Sr. and Margaret Emma Mann of Engelhard, N.C., Harvey retired as Vice President after 25 years with Bank of America. He was a past president of the Virginia Beach Rotary Club and a Harris Fellow. He graduated NC State in 1952 and received an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1954.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Florence P. Mann, his daughters, Laura Mann Johnson and Virginia (Ginger) Mann, and his grandsons Kyle and Chandler Johnson, and Paul Rymsza.  A service celebrating his life will be held Wednesday, April 7th at 2 p.m. at Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach.  Cremation Society of Virginia is assisting the family.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, April 4, 2010)

MANN, Jack Spencer

Mr. Jack Spencer MANN, 88, of 724 Pamlico St., Belhaven, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church in Belhaven with the Rev. James W. Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Northside Cemetery, Belhaven.  Mr. Mann was born April 3, 1917, in Hyde County, son of the late Ella Mann and Polley Spencer. He graduated from the Pitt County public schools and did further studies at Johnson C. Smith in Charlotte. Mr. Mann was owner and operator of Jack and Sarah Beauty Salon. In New York he was a member of Victory Baptist Church. After moving back to North Carolina he became a member of St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church and served as chairman of the Trustee Board.  He was married to Nina Moore Mann who preceded him in death.  Survivors include one son, Paul Reginald Mann of Bloomfield, Mich.; three sisters, Mary Spencer, Dorothy Spencer and Ethel Spencer, all of New York; five brothers, Walter Spencer, Willie Spencer and James C. Spencer, all of Belhaven, Wilbert Spencer of New York and Vincent Spencer of Connecticut, and four grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Montross West.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the home, 724 Pamlico St., Belhaven.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, May 25, 2005)

MANN, James Emory
The Coastland Times - Friday, December 14, 1962; pg. 8

MANN, Leaner B.

HYDE COUNTY - Leaner B. MANN, 94, of the 700 block of Farnham Lane, died Aug. 6, 1991, in a nursing home. Mrs. Mann was born in Lake Landing, N.C., and was a member of St. Lydia Baptist Church in Hyde County, N.C. She was the widow of James Mann. Survivors include a daughter, Dallie Trotman of Virginia Beach; a son, David Spencer of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Olive B. Selby of Hyde County; and a grandchild. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Lydia Baptist Church. Burial will be in Cox Cemetery, Hyde County. Family and friends will assemble at 10 a.m. Sunday at the residence for the procession. Twilight Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, August 10, 1991; pg. 2D)

MANN, Leondis "Uncle Bub"

NORFOLK - Leondis "Uncle Bub'' MANN, 82, of the 3400 block of Llewellyn Ave., died Oct. 7, 2000, in Lafayette Villa Nursing Home. A native of Hyde County, N.C., Mr. Mann was an employee of the Public Works Dept. for the city of Norfolk and was a veteran of World War II. He was a former member of Queen Street Baptist Church. He is survived by a special daughter, Peggy Mann of Norfolk; and nieces and nephews, Rebecca Mann, Sheena Mann, Charlie Mann and wife Lillie, Raleigh Mann and wife Carolyn, Latonya Mann, all of Norfolk, Sarah Woods and husband Charles, Ruby Jackson and husband Jessie, Dorothy Robinson, Thelma Sauls, Larry, Tony, Anthony, Lizette, Donna, Reaucheau, Conrad Holloway and Victoria Cradle. He was predeceased by two sisters: Esther Lewis and Hazel Mann Knight; three brothers: Donnie Mann, Johnnie Mann and Casey Mann; and a sister-in-law, Bertha Mann. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakland Cemetery, Hampton, by the Rev. James Williams. The family will assemble at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, at 10:15 a.m. for the procession. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, October 11, 2000; pg. 8B)

MANN, Murray Swindell

FAIRFIELD - Mrs. Murray Swindell MANN, 89, of Route 1, Fairfield, died Friday morning at Cross Creek Health Center in Swan Quarter. A native of Fairfield, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Alexander Franklin and Susan Rebecca Murray Swindell. She was the widow of Richard Lee Mann, Sr. who died in 1949. She served as organist of Fairfield United Methodist Church for more than 70 years, taught music in the former Fairfield School for many years, was active in the United Methodist Women and the Fairfield Book Club. She was recognized as Hyde County "Woman of the Year". Surviving are a son, Richard Lee Mann, Jr. of Fairfield; a daughter, Betty Mann Carawan of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, W. Durant Swindell of Raleigh; a sister, Catherine S. Bigelow of Barefoot Bay, Florida; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Fairfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. W. Thomas Clarke, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter where the body will lie in state until 12:30 p.m. Sunday when it will be moved to the church. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 2, 1993; pg. 10A)

MANN, Otella / Otelia Spencer

Mrs. Otella S. Mann, 87, of 1341 Paradise Road, Edenton, died Monday, May 12, 2008, at Britthaven Nursing Home in Edenton.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Apostolic Faith with Elder Willie Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Grove Church cemetery, Columbia.  Mrs. Mann was born in Hyde County on April 12, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Mattie and Julian Spencer. She was a widow. She had been employed as a domestic.  Survivors include two sisters, Matilda Gilliam of Columbia and Carrie Priester of New York.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, May 17, 2008)

EDENTON - Otelia Spencer Mann, 87, of Paradise Road, died Monday, May 12 at Britthaven Nursing.  Born in Hyde County April 12, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Julian and Mattie Spencer.  She was widowed and was employed as a domestic.  Surviving are two sisters: Matilda Gilliam of Columbia and Carrie Priester of NY.  Funeral services will be Monday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at The Church of Our Lord Savior Jesus Christ Apostolic Faith with Elder Willie Bell officiating.  Burial will follow in Zion Grove Church cemetery, Columbia.  Rowson Funeral Home, Columbia is assisting with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 18, 2008; pg. 10A)

MANN, Richard Howerton

ENGELHARD - Richard Howerton MANN, 84, died Sunday, October 19, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in the Middletown community on September 26, 1913, he was the son of the late Edward Lee and Ida Victoria Spencer Mann. He was retired from the former N.C. State Highway Commission as county supervisor after 42 years of service and was a member of the Engelhard United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ruth McKinney Mann; and nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were brothers: Carl L. Mann, Frank Mann and Max Mann, and a sister, Janie Mann. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter with the Rev. L.R. Sparrow, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends at the Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 21, 1997; pg. 12A)

MANN, Mrs. S. S. (Magnolia M. Watson)

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Samuel Spencer MANN, 88, died in Washington, N.C. on Monday at 9:20 a.m. after a long illness. She is survived by seven daughters: Mrs. L.H. Swindell of Washington, Mrs. Leslie Jones of Norfolk, Mrs. Clifton Credle of Belhaven, Mrs. John Sweeney of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Charles Hartman of Portsmouth, Mrs. William Amis of Hallsville, Texas, and Mrs. David McCarroll of Mamaroneck, New York; a son, J. Spencer Mann of New York City; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her husband was for the years of his lifetime, a prominent attorney of Hyde County, residing at Swan Quarter. Mrs. Mann was a native of Hyde County and after the death of her husband in 1940, she resided with her daughter, Mrs. Credle, in Belhaven. She was an active member of Trinity Methodist Church and daughter of the late Joseph M. and Mrs. Eliza Credle Watson. The body was taken from the Paul Funeral Home in Washington to Trinity Methodist Church for funeral services on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial was in the family cemetery at Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 6, 1956; pg. 3)

MANN, Merdis Marie

ENGELHARD - Merdis Marie MANN, 62, died September 8 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Mrs. Mann was employed as a crab picker by a local seafood company. She is survived by her husband, Wester Mann, and daughter, Sylvia M. Whitfield, both of Engelhard; six sons [only 5 named]: Donald Mann, Larry Mann, Howard Mann, Mac McCoy Mann, all of Engelhard, and Cornell Mann of Raleigh; one sister, Grace Walker of Engelhard; four brothers: Tilson Young and Tom Young, both of Engelhard, William H. Young and George Young, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and 23 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at First United Pentecostal Church of Engelhard with burial following in the Brown Memorial Cemetery. Pastor George Merrick will officiate. Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 13, 1998, pg. 12A)

MANN, Ruby Cutrell

Ruby Cutrell MANN, 96, of Manteo, died
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in her residence. Mrs. Mann was born in Fairfield in Hyde County, NC and was a former proprietor of Drafty Tavern and former owner of Airport Café and retired from the Dareolina Restaurant. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Dan and Mary Cutrell Cutrell and was predeceased by her husbands, Marvin Leslie Mann and Joe Daniels.  She is survived by and cared for by her nieces, Hope Dough, Selma Watson and Kathy Spencer all of Manteo, Carolyn Cutrell of Fairfield, Nell Cox of Middleton, June, Janet and Joanne all of Virginia, and her nephew, Vernon Barrington of Manteo. A celebration of life will be held in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 2:00 pm by Rev. Jerry Cribb and Rev. Tom Murphy. Entombment will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home on Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The family will gather at the home at 206 Devon Street on Friday to receive friends at 12:30 until time of service. Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

MANN, Ruth McKinney

ENGELHARD - Ruth McKinney MANN, 86, formerly of Engelhard and more recently a resident of The Meadows Assisted Living in Rockwell, died Tuesday, January 23 at The Meadows. Born in Hyde County on December 9, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Junious Thomas and Xenia Selby McKinney. She graduated from the old Engelhard School and attended cosmetology school. She was a retired cosmetologist. She was a member of the former Middletown Christian Church where she had been active in all phases of church life and was a member of the Hyde Chapter #213, Order of Eastern Star. She was the widow of Richard Howerton Mann who died October 20, 1997. Surviving are six brothers: H.J. McKinney of China Grove, N.R. McKinney, V.A. McKinney, Earl Gray McKinney and P.D. McKinney, all of Salisbury and P.H. McKinney of Granite Quarry; and five sisters: Lois M. Fulp of Durham, Willie D. Testa of Auburn, N.Y., Eunice M. Dwiggins of Cooleemee, Irene M. Hinson and Emogene M. Carawan, both of Salisbury. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Steve Bryan and Valerie Ballance will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 25, 2001; pg. 10A)

MANN, Sandra Thomas

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Sandra Thomas MANN, 54, of 622 Virginia Avenue, Virginia Beach, died in Belhaven, on Thursday morning after suffering a heart attack at the home in Engelhard. A native of Chamberlain, South Dakota, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Opal Thomas. She was a licensed practical nurse at Virginia Beach General Hospital where she had worked for the past 27 years. Funeral services were set for Saturday in Amity United Methodist Church, Lake Landing Community, near Engelhard. Rev. William Renn, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Charles S. Mann; a son, Douglas N. Mann of Virginia Beach; a brother, Lowell Thomas of Sun City, Arizona; and a grandchild. The family was to receive friends at the Engelhard home. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 4, 1990)

MANN, Sara Jones

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Mrs. Sara J. MANN, well-known resident of Fairfield in Hyde County, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Taylor Hospital where she had been a patient since September 22. Death was caused by a complication of disease. She had been in failing health for the past year. Before her marriage to the late Thomas C. Mann, former sheriff of Hyde and one of the largest planters in the county, she was Miss Sara Jones of Swan Quarter. She was born September 5, 1879, the daughter of the late John Jones and Anice Jones, former residents of Swan Quarter. Mrs. Mann took an active interest in the life of her community, was a member of the Fairfield Methodist Church, of the Book Club and other civic organizations. Surviving are one son, Thomas C. Mann of Fairfield; a step-daughter, Mrs. R.E. Windley of Vanceboro; a half-sister, Mrs. Robert Thomas of Swan Quarter; and a half-brother, John Roberts of near Raleigh. Funeral services will be conducted from the Fairfield Methodist Church Wednesday at 11 o'clock by the Rev. C. Allen Lee, pastor. Burial will be in the Fairfield Cemetery. (Unknown newspaper - October 1936) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md.]

MANN, Sarah

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT - We, the members of the Fairfield Missionary Society, wish to pay tribute to the memory of Mrs. Sarah MANN, who slipped away from earthly cares in the morning of October 6, 1936. She was a loyal member, one who did her duty unflinchingly. We shall miss her help and wholesome influence and think of her still as the same. I say she is not dead; just gone away. Be it Resolved: First, that her passing leaves us in sorrow, but her Christian influence will live on. Second, that our sympathy goes out to the dear ones left behind, and our wishes are that God's love and spirit abide with them. Third, that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family, one to the N.C. Christian Advocate, one to the Hyde County Messenger, and one recorded on our minutes. [signed: Mrs. A.B. Midyette, Miss Emily Carter, Mrs. A.L. Cuthrell] (The Hyde County Messenger - January 1937?) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md.]

MANN, Thomas

HYDE COUNTY - Resolution of the Fairfield Canal and Turnpike Co. in honor of Thomas MANN who died January 27, 1894 and the age of 73. (The Economist-Falcon Weekly - Friday, February 1, 1895)

HYDE COUNTY CHIPS - Thomas MANN died suddenly (no date mentioned). (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, February 8, 1894; pg. 2; column 2)

MANN, Thomas Jefferson

LAKE LANDING - Thomas Jefferson MANN, 84, for many years a leading figure in Hyde County politics, succumbed at 6 o'clock Thursday at his home at Lake Landing of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in failing health for two years. A man of striking personality, he had the knack of making strong friendships and keeping friends. Until about two years before his death, he was active and was usually in attendance at all public gatherings where he enjoyed meeting the people he knew. He had spent his life a farmer and businessman during which time he held many county offices and positions of honor. Mr. Mann was first married to Miss Ella Gibbs and they had the following children who survive: Harvey B. of Washington, D.C., Norfleet of Lake Landing, Mrs. Wade H. Ferguson of LaGrange, and Mrs. T.A. Jennette of Lake Landing. After the death of his first wife, he married Mrs. Blanche Bonner of Lake Landing about 37 years ago. The following children of this union survive: Thurston Mann of Raleigh, Walter Burrus Mann of Cary, William A. Mann of Belhaven, and Mrs. C.T. Gunn of Atlantic. There are 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Miss Janie Mann of Lake Landing. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Lake Landing, a Shriner of Sudan Temple, New Bern, and a lifelong member of Amity Methodist Church at Lake Landing from where the funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Burial was in Amity churchyard. All of the children reached home for the funeral except Harvey Mann who is seriously ill with pneumonia in Washington. (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 17, 1953; pg. 4)

MANN, Thomas R.

HYDE COUNTY - Resolution of respect for Thomas R. MANN who died June 9, 1895, in the 62nd year of his age. (The Economist-Falcon Weekly - Friday, July 26, 1895)

MANN, Thurston Jefferson

RALEIGH - Thurston Jefferson MANN, 86, of Raleigh died on September 15, 2006 at the Springmoor Retirement Community. His devoted wife of 61 years, Lela Davenport Mann, was by his side along with his family. Lela Mann has spent the last several years lovingly caring for him during his battle with Alzheimer's. Mr. Mann was born on June 22, 1920 in Lake Landing, NC to the late Thomas Jefferson Mann and Blanche Bonner Mann. He was a 1941 graduate of N.C. State College. He subsequently earned a Master's degree from N.C. State and went on to receive his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He and his wife met at Columbia High School in Columbia, NC where they both taught. He was called to serve his country in the US Navy on July 2, 1942 as a Lieutenant on the USS LST 370. During his time with the Navy he participated in the North African Invasion, Invasion of Sicily and the Invasion of Normandy. Upon his return from the service he became an assistant professor of Agronomy at N.C. State. He served as a professor of Crop Science and head of the Genetics Department. In 1983 Mr. Mann retired from N.C. State after teaching there for over 40 years. He was well known for his tobacco genetics research. Mr. Mann will be remembered for his great wit, his love family and their time on the Pungo River, and his wonderful capacity to weave a tale. Mr. Mann is survived by his wife, Lela Davenport Mann; his three sons, Jeff Mann and wife, Johanna, Ray Mann and wife, Debora, Richard Mann and wife, Cathy; his brothers, William Austin Mann and Walter Burrus "Tommy" Mann; one sister, Ella Bonner Gunn; three grandchildren, Sarah, Kevin and Rebecca Mann. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Norfleet and Harvey Mann. Sisters, Myra Jeanette and Jane Ferguson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted on 1 p.m. Monday, September 18, 2006 at the Highland United Methodist Church on the corner of Ridge Road and Lake Boone Trail with the Rev. Jim Lee officiating. A private family graveside service will be held at Montlawn Memorial Park. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff and friends at Springmoor for the care and love shown to Thurston. Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7209 Glenwood Ave, is serving the Mann family.  (The News & Observer - Saturday, September 16, 2006)

MANN, Walter Davis

BELHAVEN - Walter Davis MANN, 61, died Tuesday evening, July 20, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County, October 11, 1937, he was the son of the late Marion Spencer and Bessie Williams Mann. He was married to the former Wanda Gibbs on April 23, 1960. He served in the U.S. Army in the 1960's and was a retired shipping operator with Weyerhaeuser Corporation. Surviving are a son, Gregory Mann of Belhaven; two daughters: Sherry M. Stotesberry and Beverly M. Paul, both of Swan Quarter; a brother, Raymond Cuthrell of Cape Coral, Fla.; five sisters: Bessie Edwards, Dorothy Ramsey and Claudia Bright, all of Chesapeake, Va., Ella Wright of Woodbury, N.J. and Rose Marshall of Hammonton, N.J.; and one granddaughter. Mr. Mann was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Marion Spencer Mann, Jr. and sisters, Elsie Donato, Lucille Richardson and Virginia Cuthrell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Steve Bryan will officiate. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Thursday, 7-8 p.m. and at other times at the home of Sherry and Ernie Stotesberry of Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 22, 1999; pg. 7B)

MANN, Wanda Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Ms. Wanda Gibbs MANN, 64, of 1947 White Plains Road, Engelhard, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  Ms. Mann was born in Hyde County on Sept. 9, 1941. She was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Rena Harris Gibbs. She had worked for the last several years as a clerk with R.S. Spencer, Inc. in Engelhard. She was a member of the former Middletown Christian Church.  Survivors include one son, Gregory D. Mann of Chocowinity; two daughters, Sherry M. Stotesberry of Swan Quarter and Beverly M. Paul of Bath; one grandchild; three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, January 18, 2006)

MANN, William Austin

William Austin Mann, 85, died Tuesday, January 22 at his vacation home at Woodstock on the Pungo in Beaufort County. Mr. Mann was born March 11, 1922 in Lake Landing, NC to the late Thomas Jefferson Mann and Blanche Bonner Mann. He attended Louisburg College, served in the US Merchant Marines in the Pacific theater during WWII, and married Mary Louise Sparrow who preceded him in death. He later married Dorothy Skinner Taylor who survives him.  Bill was a lifelong Methodist and active in the Grifton Masonic Lodge. He retired from DuPont in 1982 after 29 years of service. His community service included assisting with the restoration of the Grifton Depot, the recovery effort after Hurricane Floyd, Christmas bell-ringing for the Salvation Army and volunteering at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Bill was chivalrous and a true gentleman. He was a gentle soul and we thank him for sharing his life with us.  In addition to Dorothy Mann, his wife of 34 years, Bill is survived by his daughters Billie Jean Mann of Belhaven, Ella Hudson and husband Joe of Mt. Pleasant, SC; his daughter-in-law Katherine Sawyer Mann of Wilmington; his brother Walter B. “Tommy” Mann and wife Kay of Cary; sister Ella Bonner Gunn of Shelby; sister-in-law Lela D. Mann of Raleigh; six grandchildren, Karma Warren, David Hudson, William Allen Hudson and wife Michelle, and Austin, Charlie, and Mary Ashburn Mann; and two great-grandchildren, Samantha Warren and David J. Hudson Jr. as well as a large clan of much loved nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his stepson William Bruce Taylor and wife Ann of Bear Grass; step daughter-in-law Ann Taylor of Washington and step grandson Aubrey Taylor of Raleigh.  In addition to his first wife, Mary, and son, Samuel Austin Mann, Bill was preceded in death by his brothers Thurston, Norfleet and Harvey Mann and sisters Myra Jennette and Jane Ferguson.  A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 at the Grifton United Methodist Church with a reception and visitation immediately following in the Fellowship Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the “Friends of Amity” (Methodist Church in Lake Landing, N.C.), 88 Sally Lane, Belhaven, N.C. 27810.  The family extends its heartfelt gratitude to Dr. J. Thomas Lee, not only an excellent and committed oncologist, but also a human being extraordinaire!  Bill truly lived in the manner expressed in one of his favorite poems “Let me live in my house by the side of the road and be a friend to man.”  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Mann family.  (Washington Daily News - January 24, 2008)

MANN, Yanita Cribbs

MRS. CARROLL L. MANN DIES IN RALEIGH HOME - Mrs. Carroll Lamb MANN, the former Yanita Cribbs, died Monday in Raleigh after a short illness. She had lived in Hyde County a great deal and was highly regarded. She was the wife of a prominent native of Hyde. She was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on September 20, 1882, the daughter of Carrie Roper and Harvey Hoyt Cribbs. She was an alumna of the University of Alabama and taught for several years at St. Mary's School in Raleigh where her principal subject was dramatics, in which she had a lifelong interest. She was married to Carroll Lamb Mann, professor of civil engineering at State College on October 20, 1909, and had made her home in Raleigh from that time until her death. Mrs. Mann was a devoted member of the Episcopal church and was active in the Good Shepherd Church and also in St. George's Episcopal Church in Hyde County. She also was prominent in the social life of Raleigh and was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Revolution and was twice regent of the Bloomsbury Chapter of the DAR. She helped to form and was the second president of the State College Woman's Club and also held offices in the Olla Podrida Book Club of Raleigh. For many years she was a member of the Raleigh Woman's Club. Mrs. Mann was a member of the Kappa delta Sorority and recently assisted in organizing the chapter now being formed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is survived by her husband; three children: Carroll Lamb Mann, Jr. of Greensboro, Mrs. E.W. Freeze, Jr. of Randleman, and Mrs. Richard Garrett of Radburn, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. H.R. Fulton of Washington; and one brother, Louis Cribbs of Monroe, Louisiana. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev, J. McDowell Dick, the rector, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood. Pallbearers were Joseph B. Cheshire, Sr., Jule B. Warren, Prof. C.M. Lambe, Same N. Mann, Louis M. Wade and H. Burton Robinson. The family requested that no flowers be sent. It was Mrs. Mann's wish that instead of flowers, interested friends give to the "Engelhard Library Book Fund", C.L. Mann, trustee, care of the First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Raleigh. Mrs. Mann was greatly interested in this library work, lately begun and located near the Mann's summer home in Engelhard, Hyde County.  (The Coastland Times - April 13, 1951; pg. 2)

MANNING, James

HYDE COUNTY ITEMS - Mr. James MANNING of Currituck, was recently killed by a falling limb while cutting timber. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, January 31, 1895; pg. 3; column 4) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

MARNER, Mary Naomi Spencer

COLUMBIA - Mary Naomi Spencer MARNER, 85, died April 29 at her residence. Mrs. Marner, a widow, was a member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia and was a homemaker. Born May 7, 1916 in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Sr. and Agnes B. Spencer. She is survived by a daughter, Mary E. Marner of New York; two sons: Nathaniel Marner, Jr. and Kenneth R. Marner, both of Colorado; two sisters: Charlotte Fenner of Colorado and Jennie M. Bowser of New York; two brothers: Linwood Spencer and Samuel Spencer, Jr., both of Colorado; 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. at Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 5, 2002; pg. 14A)

MARRINER, Mattie Pearl

Mattie Pearl Marriner, 89, of 2578 West Fifth Street, Greenville, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, September 21, 2009, at Old Tar River Manor, Greenville, NC. Born in Swan Quarter, NC, she was the daughter of the late David Pegram and the late Mamie Ballance and was the widow of Mr. William Marriner. Mrs. Marriner is survived by one son, Reginald Mason of Shawboro, NC; daughters, Lynn Marriner of Greenville, NC, Dorothy Barnard of Front Royal, VA, and Mamie O’Neal of Grandy, NC. God blessed her with 16 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Along with her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Douglas Wayne Mason formerly of Shawboro, NC, Thomas N. Mason formerly of Shiloh, NC; and her step-son, Louis Marriner formerly of Greenville, NC. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Pearl Street Pentecostal Church, Elizabeth City, NC with the Rev. Rick Lowery and Rev. Roland Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel and at other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Mason, 1163 East Ridge Road, Shawboro, NC. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Marriner family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

MARSHALL, Ada Mae Cox
The Coastland Times - Jan. 6, 1983; pg. 5B

MARSHALL, Annie Cox

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Annie Cox MARSHALL, 84, of Engelhard, died Wednesday of last week at the home of her son, Norwood B. Marshall, in Norfolk, Va. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Engelhard Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. H.L. Martin. Burial was in the Amity Methodist Church cemetery. Mrs. Marshall, widow of Braxton C. Marshall, had made her home in Norfolk for the past 13 years. She was a member of the Engelhard Methodist Church and the Woman's Society of Christian Service. Surviving are two sons: Murl Marshall of Engelhard and Norwood B. Marshall of Norfolk; one daughter, Mrs. Winifred S. Buchheit of Scottsboro; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Her nephews served as pallbearers. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 26, 1970; pg. 6)

MARSHALL, Dancy Watson

ENGELHARD - Dancy Watson MARSHALL, 78, of Route #1, died Monday, June 24, at her home. Born in Engelhard on July 31, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Israel Braxton and Leath Spencer Watson. Mrs. Marshall was a member of Engelhard United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and was a former president of the Women's Society. She worked for many years at the original Engelhard Hotel, which was operated by her family, and later served as magistrate in Hyde County from 1968 until 1983. She was treasurer of the Amity Church Cemetery Fund. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Murel Eugene Marshall; two sons: Murel Eugene Marshall, Jr. of Indianapolis, Indiana and Braxton Martelle Marshall of Engelhard; a daughter, Mrs. Norwood Lee (Mary Ann) Gibbs of Engelhard; a sister, Mitzi W. Hardee of Wilmington; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Marshall was preceded in death by two sisters: Carey Watson Morrill in 1981 and an infant sister, Henrietta Mann Watson in 1912. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Watson family plot in Amity Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. L.R. Sparrow and Leon Williams officiating. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 25, 1996)

MARSHALL, Etha Mae Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Etha Mae Gibbs MARSHALL, 91, long time resident of Engelhard and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Tuesday, April 17 at Cross Creek. Born in Hyde County on September 2, 1909, she was the daughter of the late E.P. and Annie Spencer Gibbs. She was the widow of John Anson Marshall and was a member of the Engelhard United Methodist Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews and one sister-in-law, Nina C. Gibbs of Engelhard. She was preceded in death by one sister, Viola G. Paul; and five brothers: Nat Gibbs, Albert Gibbs, Leslie Gibbs, Henry Gibbs, and Floyd Gibbs. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. The Rev. Valerie Ballance and the Rev. Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 19, 2001; pg. 10A)

MARSHALL, Gilda Gibbs

Gilda Gibbs Marshall, 82, of Engelhard, and for some years, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Cross Creek in Swan Quarter.  Born January 20, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel “Nat” and Rena Bell Spencer Gibbs.  She was married to William G. “Billy” Marshall, Jr. who preceded her in death.  She worked for many years as an agent for United Insurance Company of America, was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and very active in teaching at Mattamuskeet Senior Center.  She attended the Swan Quarter Pentecostal Holiness Church. Gilda was a very crafty person, loved everyone and always had a smile on her face. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery, Engelhard.  Pastor Mike Wheeler will officiate Surviving are daughter, Melinda M. Fletcher and husband, William of Youngsville; three brothers, Marco Gibbs and wife, Denise of Engelhard, Allen Gibbs and wife, Sue of Engelhard and Stacey Gibbs of Brown Summit, N. C.; a sister, Hazel G. Luce and husband, Tom of Bayville, N.J.  The family will receive friends on Sunday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Mattamuskeet Senior Center.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

MARSHALL, Kathryn Hawes

ENGELHARD - Kathryn Hawes MARSHALL, 66, died Monday, March 4, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Charlotte on April 14, 1929, she was the daughter of the late William Victor and Mildred David Hawes. She worked as office manager of Tideland Electric Membership Corp. Engelhard Office until her retirement in 1991. Surviving are her husband, Robert Autry Marshall; three daughters: Judith Marie Marshall of Engelhard, Amy Elizabeth Marshall of Columbia, S.C. and Wendy Leigh Marshall of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters: Barbara H. Walker of Hayesville, Dorothy H. Gray of Satsuma, Florida and Ellen H. Jones of Norcross, Ga. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery with Steve Bryan officiating. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 7, 1996; pg. 8A)

MARSHALL, Lillian Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Lillian Gibbs MARSHALL, 94, died Tuesday, February 19 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on August 15, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Joseph B. and Carrie Spencer Gibbs. She was the widow of Fred L. Marshall who died in 1959. Mrs. Marshall was a member of the Engelhard United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters: Maxie M. Cahoon of Engelhard and Faye M. Temple of Camden; six grandchildren: Michael Cahoon, Pamela C. Berry, Ramona Temple, Bonita Temple, Robin T. Gallop and Stephen Temple; and two great-grandchildren: Becky Berry and Jill Berry. Mrs. Marshall was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Gibbs, Jr. and two sisters, Gladys Marshall and Allie Gibbs. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery. The Rev. Valerie Ballance will officiate. Arrangements are being handled by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 21, 2002; pg. 6A)

MARSHALL, Mable Elizabeth Lowe Sawyer

Mrs. Mable Elizabeth Lowe Sawyer MARSHALL, 94, of 160 Maple St., Pantego, died Monday, May 10, 2004.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mt. Olive Church of Christ with Scott Askew officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Jerry Sawyer, Howard Rose, Jonathan Sawyer, Gene Sawyer, Keith Gibson and Lloyd Sawyer will serve as pallbearers. Other grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Marshall was born in Hyde County on May 30, 1909. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Bell Lowe. She was married to Walter Sawyer, who preceded her in death in 1951. She later married Jason Marshall, who preceded her in death in 1971. She was a member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ.  Survivors include three daughters, Doris Rose of Pantego, Dorothy Gibson of Charlottesville, Va. and Ann Braddy of Belhaven; three sons, Walter Sawyer of the Terra Ceia community of Pantego, Wilbur Sawyer of the Schram's Beach community of Belhaven and Buddy Sawyer of the Free Union community of Pinetown; one sister, Louise Howard of Wrightsville Beach; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Sawyer; four sisters, Lillian Clayton, Dessie Lowe, Florence Lowe and Beulah Stotesbury; and three brothers, Zack Lowe, Reid Lowe and William Robert Lowe.  The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, and other times at the home of her daughter, Ann Braddy, 70 Old Topping Drive, Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, May 12, 2004)

MARSHALL, Mary Belle Swindell

YORKTOWN, VA. - Mary Belle Swindell MARSHALL, 93, formerly of Hyde County, died June 9 in a York County, Va. nursing home, where she had lived for some time. She was the daughter of the late Addison and Florence Elizar Midyette Swindell and was the widow of Glenn Marshall. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Hampton, Va. She is survived by 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the family plot in Amity Methodist Cemetery with Steve Bryan to officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 13, 1993)

MARSHALL, SR., Murel Eugene

ENGELHARD - Murel Eugene MARSHALL, SR., 85, died Saturday, January 29 at Beaufort County Hospital where he had been a patient since last Monday. Born in Hyde County, November 18, 1914, he was the son of the late Braxton Carroll and Annie Cox Marshall. He was married to the late Dancy Watson Marshall who died June 24, 1996. He was a member of Engelhard United Methodist Church and had been a familiar part of Martelle's restaurant since its opening three years ago, where he greeted and seated customers daily. Surviving are his two sons: Mural Eugene Marshall, Jr. of Indianapolis, Indiana and Braxton Martelle Marshall of Engelhard; his daughter, Mary Ann M. Gibbs of Engelhard; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; two nieces: Kim Thompson and Robin Helwig of Alliance, Nebraska; and his sister-in-law, Mitzi Watson Hardee of Wilmington. Mr. Marshall was preceded in death by three brothers: Carroll Marshall, Norwood B. Marshall and Earl Marshall. Funeral services were held Monday, January 31 at the graveside in Amity United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Lon Miller, Valerie Ballance and Steve Bryan officiated. His grandsons served as pallbearers, they were: Michael Lee Gibbs, Brandon Marshall, Justin Marshall, Brian Marshall, Patrick Marshall, Michael Todd Marshall, and Hunter Marshall. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 3, 2000; pg. 11A)

MARSHALL, Robert Autry

Robert Autry Marshall, 74, of 2525 White Plains Road, Engelhard died early Wednesday, February 24, 2010, unexpectedly at his home.  Born in Hyde County,  December 18, 1935, he was the son of the late Roy Gibbs and Gladys Elizabeth Midyette Marshall.  He retired from the U. S. Air Force as Master Sergeant in 1974 and then in 1980 he began work as a rural carrier with the U. S. Postal Service where he retired in 1997.  he was a member of Atlantic Lodge # 294, AF & AM and was a faithful and active member of Soule United Methodist Church.  He was first married to the former Kathryn Hawes who preceded him in death in 1996 and later married Shirley Hubbard Douglas Marshall who survives.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Soule United Methodist Church.  Pastor Jerald Craddock will officiate and Masonic Rites will be provided by Atlantic Lodge # 294.  Burial with military honors will follow in Fulford Cemetery.  Surviving in addition to his wife, are daughters, Wendy Marshall of Portland, Oregon, Amy Marshall of Rock Hill, SC, Carol Ann Williams and husband, Kent of Engelhard, Diana D. Riggins and husband, Terry of Loda, Illinois, Lisa D. Carawan and husband, Mark of Swan Quarter and Wendy Douglas of Engelhard; a brother, Roy Wayne Marshall and wife, Nora of Engelhard; a sister, Christine M. Cahoon of Pinetown; grandchildren, Tabitha Lewis, Jonathan Williams, Terry Lee Riggins, Jr. and Kayla Riggins; a great-granddaughter, Jaila Williams.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judy M. Hearn.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter on Friday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

MARSHALL, SR., Samuel Shirrell

ENGELHARD - Samuel Shirrell MARSHALL, SR., 79, died Thursday, August 10, at home. Born in Hyde County, he was the son of the late Solomon and Patsy Stowe Marshall. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He was a Mason and member of Mattamuskeet Lodge AF&AM, and a member of Engelhard United Methodist Church. He was married to Emogene Ballance Marshall who preceded him in death in January 1998. Surviving are four sons: Sam S. Marshall, Jr. of Swan Quarter, Charles K. Marshall of Engelhard, Ronald Reese Marshall of Greenville and Lance D. Marshall of Engelhard; two daughters: April M. Fletcher and Mona M. Prado, both of Wilson; two sisters: Sarah Elizabeth M. Cahoon and Edla M. Shaffer, both of Engelhard; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers: William A. Marshall and Charles Marshall; sisters: Patty Todd Marshall, Alice Marshall, Annie Blanche Marshall, Thelma M Hunter, Charlotte M. Neal and Cala Meade Bonner. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Fulford Cemetery. The Rev. Valerie Ballance officiated. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 13, 2000; pg. 12A)

MARSHALL, JR., William Guy

ENGELHARD - William Guy "Billy" MARSHALL, JR., 65, died on Saturday, May 13, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late William Guy and Thelma Cuthrell Marshall. Mr. Marshall was an attendant at the W.H. Cox Service Station for 45 years and worked as a parts clerk at Williford Auto Supply in Engelhard for several months prior to his retirement due to health reasons. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army and reached the rank of Corporal having served in Germany and Salzburg, Austria. He was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church, the American Legion and was the first chief of the Engelhard Volunteer Fire Department where he was active until his health caused his retirement. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery with the Rev. Albert Stuck, his pastor, and Steve Bryan officiating. Surviving are his wife, Gilda Gibbs Marshall; a daughter, Melinda G. Fletcher of Youngsville; two sisters: Mrs. Malcolm (Earlyne) Gibbs of Engelhard, and Mrs. Rue M. Harris of Raleigh. Members of the Engelhard Volunteer Fire Department served as honorary pallbearers. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 16, 1995)

MARTIN, Elizabeth Pendergraft

ENGELHARD - Elizabeth Pendergraft MARTIN, 77, formerly of Engelhard and more recently a resident of Cypress Glen Retirement Center in Greenville, died Sautrday, February 12 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Johnston County on October 5, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Daisy Gooch Pendergraft. She was the widow of Haywood Lee Martin who died in 1988. She was a member of the Amity United Methodist Church at Lake Landing, the United Methodist Women and the Extension Homemakers Club. Surviving are a son, James Floyd Sanders of Immokalee, Florida; two daughters: Elizabeth Ann S. Upchurch of Raleigh and Marsha S. Gibbs of Engelhard; three step-daughters: Sandra Martin of New Bern, Sylvia Elliott of Norwich, Conn. and Judy Bouche of Long Island, N.Y.; a brother, Floyd Pendergraft, Jr. of Kenly; three sisters: Dorothy P. Batten of Smithfield, Gladys P, Albritton of New Bern and Barbara P. Riley of Winterville; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Amity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Valerie Ballance officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Martelle Marshall, Ferrell Berry, Leon Ballance, and John Shaffer. Graveside services and burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Pilkington Family Cemetery near Pine Level. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Sawn Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 15, 2000; pg. 12A)

MARTIN, Florence Peterson

OCRACOKE - Florence Peterson MARTIN, 84, died Aug. 11, 2004.  Mrs. Martin was born in Millville, N.J., to the late Eric Henry Peterson and Ida Charlotte Paulson on Oct. 14, 1919. She was educated at Columbia University School of Nursing and served in the Army during World War II. Her early career was as a registered nurse in pediatrics at Hartford Hospital and she continued nursing at the Veterans Hospital in Newington, Conn. Her joy in life was her family. Planning and building their home on Ocracoke Island, N.C. with her husband was the fulfillment of a longtime dream. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy L. Martin of Ocracoke, Gay M. O'Connor and husband Bill of San Francisco, Calif., Jane M. Buday and husband David of Doylestown, Pa. and Victoria M. Guertin and husband Paul of Glastonbury, Conn.; grandchildren, David, Matthew, Jennifer, Martin, Jeremiah, Eric, Peter, Karly, Tyler, Jane and Abby; and a great- grandchild, Sasha. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Gail Wycoff Martin. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Ocracoke Island.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, August 13, 2004)

MARTIN, Rotheas

HYDE COUNTY - Rotheas MARTIN died February 26, 1818 in Hyde County. (Raleigh Register - March 13, 1818) [Excerpt taken from "Marriage and Death Notices from the Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette 1799-1825" complied by Carrie L. Broughton; pg. 153]

MARTIN, Rev. William Ellison

PORTSMOUTH - The Rev. William Ellison MARTIN of the 200 block of Trafton Road died April 10, 1993, in Albemarle Hospital. The Rev. Martin was a native of Spokane, Wash., and was retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a Baptist minister and part-time instructor for the College of the Albemarle. He was the son of the late William Marquis and Helen Koontz Martin and the husband of Marie Spivey Martin. He was a member of Rose Bay Missionary Baptist Church in Swan Quarter and was a Navy veteran. Besides his wife, he is survived by a sister, Eleanor Petersen of Silverton, Idaho; two half sisters, Betty Davis of Port Angeles, Wash., and Pat Stockman of Bethel, Wash.; and three half brothers, Rev. Tom Martin of Medical Lake, Wash., Rev. John Martin of Endicott, Wash., and Robert F. Martin of Gig Harbor, Wash. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, Elizabeth City, by the Revs. Raymond Needham and Bond Sawyer. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Va. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, April 11, 1993; pg. 5B)

MASON, Alexander Warren

GULROCK - Alexander Warren Mason, retired fisherman of the Gulrock community in Hyde County, died suddenly Wednesday night of last week while visiting Mr. and Mrs. Warren Payne, who lived nearby. He was 71 years old. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Bethany Methodist Church at Gulrock with the Rev. A.M. Cameron, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the Brooks Cemetery. Mr. Mason was the son of the late Kit and Clara Jane Midgett Mason. He was a member of the Bethany Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Leonard Pugh of Portsmouth, Va. and Mrs. Ruth Sadler of Trenton, N.J.; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Roscoe Mason of Gulrock and W.T. Mason of Rocky Mount; and two sisters: Mrs. Etha Payne of Gulrock and Mrs. Frank Credle of Bath. (Unknown newspaper - circa December 16, 1956) [Submitted from the Alton Warren Payne Collection]

MASON, SR., Alfred Milton

NORFOLK, VA. - Alfred Milton MASON, SR., 74, died February 15 at his work office. Born in Swan Quarter, Mr. Mason was a graduate of Hyde County High School in 1943. Mr. Mason, the owner of Al Mason Landscaping for 45 years, was a member of Temple Baptist Church and served in World War II as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army. He came to Virginia in 1948 when he met and married Betty Brantley in 1951; they would have been married 50 years on April 15, 2001. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Alfred M. "Windy" Mason, Jr. and wife Cynthia Blizzard of Norfolk; a sister, Margaret Spencer of Swan Quarter; a brother, Kenneth R. Mason of Chesapeake; five grandchildren: Erika, Amanda, Zachary, Jacob and Joshua; and 17 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters and a brother, Dot Carawan, Clara Boswell and Jack Mason. A funeral was held on Feb. 18 at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Mark Pullen and Mark Secker with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 20, 2001; pg. 7A)

MASON, Alice Bell

WILSON - Alice Bell MASON, 87, a native of Hyde County, died Tuesday, October 5. Surviving is her daughter, Juanita Nelson of Wilson, with whom she lived; her son, Glenn Mason of Wilmington; sister, Margaret Elizabeth Cahoon of Washington; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel in Wilson. Interment will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, October 7, 1999; pg. 10A)

MASON, Allie Midgette

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Allie Midgette Mason, passed on August 17, 2007. She was born in Hyde County North Carolina, a daughter of the late Joseph Pugh and Sarah Rose Midgette. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach.  Mrs. Mason was predeceased by her husband, Carl W. Mason, a son ,Ted C. Mason, and her sister and brother, Ruth Pardue and Roland Midgette.  Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Deborah Rock and her husband James of Chesapeake, and her son Carl W. Mason, Jr. and wife Delores of Chesapeake,a daughter-in-law Shirley Mason of Mississippi, seven grandchildren; Dan, Kevin, Paul, Jody, Troy, Chad, Pamela and 11 great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Funeral services will be at Twiford Colonial Chapel Tuesday at 1:30 pm with Rev. John Cole officiating. Burial will follow at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary posted  Monday, August 20, 2007)

MASON, David Roskam

SWAN QUARTER - David Roskam "Bud" MASON, 69, died late Wednesday of last week in a Washington, N.C. nursing home. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Soule Methodist Church near Swan Quarter conducted by the Rev. J.J. Grimes, pastor. Burial was in Soule Cemetery. Mr. Mason was the son of the late William Edmund and Mary Benson Mason. He spent his early life farming in Hyde County, but in recent years he had made his home in Washington with his sister, Mrs. Thad R. Taylor. Surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Thad R. Taylor, and Mrs. Delle M. Martino of Norristown, Pa.; and one brother, E. Otis Mason of Engelhard. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 26, 1970; pg. 6)

MASON, Dolores Gibbs

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Dolores Gibbs MASON, 78, a native of Gull Rock, died in her home on April 5.  She was a member of Great Bridge United Methodist Church and is survived by her husband Kenneth R. Mason.  Other survivors include her daughter, Tonia Pridgen and husband Jesse of Raleigh; son, Kenneth R. Mason and wife Joyce of Chesapeake; two sisters: Edna Baldasare of Newport News, Va. and Lillian Lane of Kitty Hawk; grandchild, Lott Mason and wife June of Big Bear Lake, California; and one great-grandchild.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, with the Rev. Bradley S. Dulaney officiating.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 8, 2003; pg. 7A)

MASON, Elizabeth Midgette

SWAN QUARTER - Elizabeth "Betty" Midgette MASON, 96, died Dec. 16 at Britthaven of Edenton Nursing Center. She was a life long resident of Hyde County until moving to Edenton in 1986 to reside with her daughter. Born in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Stanley and Eleanor Louise Harris Midgette. She was the widow of Jones Spencer Mason. She was a long time member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Swan Quarter. Surviving are two sons: Kenneth R. Mason of Chesapeake, Va. and A. Milton Mason of Norfolk, Va.; two daughters: Margaret M. Spencer of Swan Quarter and Clara M. Boswell of Edenton; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Calvary Presbyterian Church, Swan Quarter, N.C. Rev. Don Wagner and Mark Swecker will officiate. Burial will follow in [this part was cut off]. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 19, 1991)

SWAN QUARTER - Elizabeth Midgette MASON, 96, died Dec. 16, 1991, in a nursing home. Mrs. Mason was born in Hyde County. She was the widow of Jones Spencer Mason and was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Swan Quarter. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret M. Spencer of Swan Quarter and Clara M. Boswell of Edenton; two sons, Kenneth R. Mason of Chesapeake and A. Milton Mason of Norfolk; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Calvary Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the M.F. Mason family cemetery, Swan Quarter. Bryan Funeral Home, Swan Quarter, is handling arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, December 17, 1991; pg. 2D)

MASON, Evelyn Mayo

ELIZABETH CITY RESIDENT - Evelyn Mason, 93, of 200 River Bridge #102, Camden, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at the Albemarle Hospital. Born in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late William Amos Mayo and Myrtle Virginia Sewells Mayo and the widow of Hilton Thomas Mason, Sr. She was a homemaker, an avid gardener, and a friend to many. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Mason of Camden; three sons: Hilton Thomas Mason, Jr., and wife, Dorothy, of Titusville, Fla., William David Mason and wife, Patricia, of Moyock, and James Anthony Mason and wife, Judy, of Elizabeth City; eight grandchildren and eleven great -grandchildren. The funeral will be a private graveside service. The family will receive friends today after 1 p.m. at the residence of James and Judy Mason, 128 Pailin Creek Road, Elizabeth City.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the Mason family.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, December 31, 2010)  NOTE: Roy Sawyer states that Evelyn lived most of her life at Tulls Creek in Currituck County, NC.

MASON, Fred Ayers

SWAN QUARTER - Fred Ayers MASON, 88, died Thursday, February 22, at his residence. Born in Swan Quarter, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Verdia Overton Mason. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army and saw duty in New Guinea and the Phillipines. He served as a justice of the peace in Swan Quarter Township, as chairman of the Hyde County Board of Election for more than 25 years, and later worked in the former Williams & Williams General Merchandise Store. He was also a retired farmer. Surviving are a sister, Ruby M. Stevens of Greensboro; two nephews: David T. Mason of Swan Quarter and Richard Stevens of Mayodan; two nieces: Dorothy G. Mason of Kitty Hawk and Marty Stevens of Salisbury. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Steve Bryan and the Rev. Marty Stevens will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 25, 1996; pg. 14A)

MASON, Griffin Otis

Griffin Otis Mason, a resident of Tarboro for 22 years, died at his home at 912 Saint David St. on Tuesday night, December 30, 1958 at 10:10 of a heart attack. A son of the late Walterner and Bessie Howard Mason, he was born July 4, 1910. He was married to Miss Isabel Ange of Plymouth on June 14, 1940. His survivors are his wife and mother; one brother, Mack Mason of Scranton; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Mason Bridgman; three nieces: Joyce, Shirley and Gayle Bridgman of 1016 Indiana Ave. in Newport News, Va. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, an Eastern State and a Grotto, a volunteer fireman of Tarboro and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted in Tarboro Thursday and the body was brought for burial to the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery in Ponzer. Acting pallbearers here were members of the Atlantic Masonic Lodge of Swan Quarter and the service completed at the grave by Owen Emanuel, the new minister in Hyde County.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 9, 1959; pg. 5)

MASON, James Allen

James Allen "Jimmy" Mason, 60, of 6068 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  Born in Beaufort County, April 10, 1949, he was the son of the late Jack N. and Mary Hopkins Mason.  He was a graduate of Mattamuskeet School and also of North Carolina School of Automation in Greensboro where he studied Business Data Processing and Computer Programming. He served in the U. S. Army and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in 1971.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and spent his working years as a commercial fisherman.  He was a member of the Sladesville Hunting Club and he was always proud of his accomplishments in gardening.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the graveside in Soule Cemetery.  Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are his wife, Pamela Cuthrell Mason; a son, Brett A. Mason of Swan Quarter and his special friend, Dasha Baldwin; a daughter, Nikki M. Williams and her husband, Joey of Grimesland; two brothers, Jack N. Mason, Jr. and wife, Ann of Winterville and Phil Mason and wife, Juanita of Belhaven; a grandson, Allen Mason and a step-granddaughter, Bailey Williams.  Friends may visit with the family at Bryan Funeral Service on Monday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, June 9, 2009; pg. 6A)

MASON, Jarvis Lee

BRUNSWICK, GA. - Jarvis Lee MASON, 46, a resident of Brunswick, died Dec. 14 in North Carolina as a result of a hunting accident. Mr. Mason was a native of Bath, N.C and had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church. He was a member of the Ocean Lodge #214 A.F. & A.M.; Brunswick Chapter #66 Royal Arch Mason; Ballard, Council #16, R. & S.M.; St. Elmo Commandery #21, K.T.; Alee Temple in Savannah; a member of the Marshes of Glynn Chapter #243, Eastern Star, and the Brunswick Shrine Club. He was a self-employed commercial fisherman. Survivors are his wife, Lois N. Mason of Brunswick; a daughter, Patty Mason Kicklighter of Brunswick; a son, Walter Edward Mason of Brunswick; three sisters: Lou Ellen Gibbs and Margaret Ann O'Neal, both of Swan Quarter and Wanda Shavender of Belhaven; a brother, Paul Ormond Mason of Belhaven. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Norwich St. Baptist Church with the Rev. James E. Crandall officiating. Interment will follow in Brunswick Memorial Park with Masonic rites at graveside. The body will remain in the funeral home and will be placed in the Church at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The family request those wishing, may make contributions to the Masonic Home in Macon. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 17, 1991)

MASON, Mary Hopkins

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Mary Hopkins MASON, 72, of Route 1, Swan Quarter, died Feb. 12. Born in Ransomville, she was the daughter of the late William Wesley and Naomi Carawan Hopkins. She was the widow of Jack Nicholson Mason, Jr. She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, an active member of the Presbyterian Women of the Church, a member of the former VFW Chapter in Swan Quarter, a member of Fairfield Chapter #247 Order of Eastern Star, and an avid supporter of the Mattamuskeet Lakers. Surviving are three sons: Jack N. Mason, Jr. and Jimmy Mason of Swan Quarter and Phil Mason of Belhaven; a brother, Alston Grey Hopkins of Swan Quarter; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday in Calvary Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lynne Manilla officiating. Burial followed in Soule Cemetery. The family suggests memorial gifts to Calvary Presbyterian Church, Swan Quarter. Arrangements were handled by Bryan Funeral Service. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 15, 1994)

MASON, Maxine Lee Williams

Maxine Lee Williams Mason, of Ocracoke Island, NC, passed away peacefully at her home on February 25, 2013 with her family and best friend by her side.  Maxine was born on August 8, 1935, to the late Leonard Mac Williams and the late Mary Elizabeth Gaskins.  For close to 50 years she was happily married to the late Charles Romaine Mason, Sr.  Maxine graduated from Ocracoke School in 1953 and worked her entire life.  She retired from the NC Ferry Division in March 2003 after 30+ years of service.  Maxine was a generous and caring woman.  She had a wonderful, hearty laugh that was never mistaken and unforgettable. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.  She will be dearly missed by all.   Left to cherish her memories are two sons, Charles R. Mason, JR and Rodney W. Mason and wife Rhonda; four grandchildren, Jenny, Shane, Carla and Chante Mason; great grandson Dallas Mason; three sisters, Linda Gaskill, Judy Garrish and the late Louise O’Neal and one brother Lewis Tolleson.  A celebration of life will be held at Ocracoke Assembly of God, Friday March 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Ivey Belch. Burial will follow in Community Cemetery.  There will be food and refreshments at the fellowship Hall of the Ocracoke Assembly of God following the service. Friends may join the family at the church Thursday from 6:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m. for a time of visitation. We all love our “A.”  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the Mason family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

MASON, Melissa O'Neal

Mrs. Melissa O'Neal MASON, age 84, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John B. Sadler, in Norfolk Sunday afternoon at 2:00 after a week's illness. Mrs. Mason was a former resident of the Sladesville community of Hyde County and for the past 13 years had been making her home in Norfolk. She was the daughter of the late Henry Winn and Caroline Bishop O'Neal and was the widow of John Beauregard Mason. She was a member of the Eunice Chapel Church of Christ at Sladesville. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Dollie Dillon of Scranton and Mrs. John B. Sadler of Norfolk, Va.; 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Sladesville Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 by the Rev. W.P. Armstrong. Burial was in Lupton Cemetery at Sladesville.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 23, 1959; pg. 5)

MASON, Minnie Wallace

ENGELHARD - Minnie Wallace MASON, 90, of the Gulrock community, Route 1, died Wednesday, January 5, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. Born in Beaufort County, she was the daughter of the late Thaddeus and Mary Riggs Wallace. She was the widow of Christopher Roscoe Mason. She was a long time member of Bethany United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women. Surviving are a son, Robert Edward Mason of Chesapeake, Va.; two daughters: Mildred M. Gibbs and Lessie M. Cuthrell of Route 1, Engelhard; a brother, Robert Edward Wallace of Texas; four sisters: Marcia Twiford of Deland, Fla., Mary Dula of Bonita Springs, Fla., Lillian Marshall of Juno, Alaska and Mildred Sawyer of Powells Point; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Marion Roscoe Mason; two brothers: Arthur Wallace and Thaddeus Wallace Jr. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brooks Cemetery, Gulrock. The family suggests that memorials be sent to Bethany United Methodist Church, Engelhard. Friends may visit the family at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cuthrell, Route 1, Engelhard. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 9, 1994)

MASON, Murdock Dorset

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Murdock Dorset MASON, 95, of Weber Ave., died July 17. Born in Fairfield, he was the son of the late Zonnie and Annie O'Neal Mason. He was the widower of Mrs. Dorothy Jane Mason. He was a member of Gospel Hall of Chesapeake and retired from Norfolk & Western Railroad after 48 1/2 years service. Survivors include a son and his wife, Murdock L. and Lillian Mason of Chesapeake; a half-sister, Annie Willoughby of Creswell; a grandson and his wife, David M. and June Mason of Chesapeake; 4 step-grandchildren: Lillie Dvorak and Simon Aycock, both of Chesapeake, Joyce Gettier of Portsmouth, and Iris McMain of Yorktown, Va.; and a great-granddaughter, Katie Mason of Chesapeake. A graveside service was set for 11 a.m. Saturday in Riverside Memorial Park. Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 20, 1997; pg. 10A)

MASON, Paul Ormond

BELHAVEN - Paul Ormond MASON, 53, of the Ponzer community, Route 1, Belhaven, died Thursday, September 18, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness. Born near Bath, September 20, 1943, he was the son of the late Timothy P. Mason and Myrtle Ormond Mason Patrick. He was a commercial fisherman and was an avid supporter of the commercial fishing industry. He was a member of the newly organized Pamlico Sound Waterman's Assn. and the Albemarle Fisherman's Assn. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Stotesberry Mason; a son, Timothy C. Mason and his wife Dawn of Belhaven; two daughters: Paula M. Cuthrell and her husband Albert of Belhaven, and Tammy G. Mason of the home; two sisters: Margaret Ann M. O'Neal of Swan Quarter, and Wanda M. Jefferson of Belhaven; and one granddaughter, Jamie. Mr. Mason was preceded in death by a brother, Jarvis Mason, and a sister, Lou Ellen M. Gibbs. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the gravesite in the Mount Olive Church of Christ Cemetery in Ponzer. Adam Henderson will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Melvin Harrison, Billy Ruark, Chris Cutrell, Larry Gill, Lyle Cahoon and Steve Lovick. Bryan Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 21, 1997; pg. 10A)

MASON, Pauline Gibbs

Pauline Gibbs MASON, 89, formerly of Engelhard and more recently of Carolina House in Greenville, died Friday, April 7, at Carolina House.  Born in Hyde Countyt, September 20, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Rollins and Ina Midyette Gibbs.  She was married to Edmond O. Mason who preceded her in death in 1979.  Mrs. Mason spent 49 years as a bookkeeper and corporate secretary with the former R.L. Gibbs & Co., Inc. and retired in 1988.  She was also corporate secretary with Gibbs, Cox and Gibbs, Inc., in Brownsville, Texas.  She was a member of the former Middletown Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Registrar of Vital Statistics for Lake Landing Township and past matron and secretary of the Order of Eastern Star, Hyde Chapter #213.  Mrs. Mason also served as a notary public for more than 50 years.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Soule United Methodist Church.  Steve Bryan will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Soule Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 9, 2006; pg. 12A)

MASON, Robert E.

CHESAPEAKE - Robert E. ``Hot Rod'' MASON, 71, of the 1300 block of Myrtle Ave., passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003.  Born in Hyde County, N.C., Robert, known by his family as Bill, was currently employed with Ford Motor Co. in quality control with 51 years of service. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 139.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Perry MASON; four daughters, Mary Lorraine DIZON and her husband Bobby of Prince George, Va., Tammy TAYLOR and her husband Bobby of Winston-Salem, N.C., Roberta LOFTIS and her husband Richard of Prince George and Lynn DAULTON and her husband Johnny ``Pete'' of Chesterfield County, Va.; two sisters, Mildred GIBBS of Swan Quarter, N.C. and Lessie CUTHRELL of Engelhard, N.C.; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Randi Lyn PERRY; a step-son, David PERRY, both of Chesapeake; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews from Gull Rock, N.C. to Alaska. He was predeceased by his only son, Christopher Edward MASON.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel. Burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, August 5, 2003)

MATTHEWS, Trixie Miller
The Coastland Times - Sunday, Dec. 22, 1985; pg. 5A


MAYO, Bobby Rayfield

Bobby Rayfield Mayo, 64, of 33520 U. S. Highway 264, Engelhard died Friday, April 6, 2007, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Hyde County, December 18, 1942, he was the son of the late John Rayfield and Bernice Garrish Mayo. He was married to the former Linda Gibbs who survives. He worked for many years as a painter in construction and in 1993, he and his wife organized Shally Bags Cow Parlor. He also managed the sound equipment for Country Mix, a family singing group. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Pastor Russ Smith will officiate.  Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Bruce C. Mayo and his wife, Abbie of Wanchese and Phillip E. Mayo and his wife, Renee of Kodak, Tenn.; a daughter, Tynia M. Harris and her husband, Mark of Swan Quarter; two sisters, Jo M. Spencer of Jarvisburg and Glenda M. Duke of Washington; grandchildren, Aaron Harris, Jordan Harris, Maranda Mayo, RaeLee Mayo, Christopher Mayo, Maggie Mayo, Destiny Morales and Leo Pastrana.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, April 9, 2007)

MAYO, John Rayfield

ROSE BAY - John Rayfield MAYO, 84, of Hyde County, died Thursday, January 13 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County, November 13, 1915, he was the son of the late Ervin and Mary Ann Flowers Mayo. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and worked for many years in construction. Surviving are his wife, Maria Del Carmen Martinez Mayo; a son, Bobby R. Mayo of Engelhard; two daughters: Glenda M. Duke of Washington and Jo M. Spencer of Scranton; three brothers: Ervin Mayo, Jr. of Greenville, S.C., Troy Mayo of Swan Quarter, and Roy Lee Mayo of Stockton, California; three sisters: Helene Slappy of Fayetteville, Louise Stokes of Grifton and Evelyn Freeman of Rocky Mount; five step-sons: Larry Burrus of Washington, Jerry Burrus of Greenville, Terry Burrus of Swan Quarter, Ricky Burrus of Greenville, and "Porky" Burrus of Washington; a step-daughter, Debbie B. Thompson of Swan Quarter; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and 15 step-grandchildren. Mr. Mayo was preceded in death by a brother, Norwood Mayo and a step-daughter, Nancy Burrus. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery. Phil Emmert and Steve Bryan will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 16, 2000; pg. 12A)

MAYO, Maria del Carmen Martinez

Maria del Carmen Martinez MAYO, 71, a long time resident of Hyde County, died Sunday, May 23, 2004 at the home of her son in Washington after a long battle with cancer.  Born in Laredo, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria de Jesus Martinez. She was the widow of John Rayfield Mayo, who died in January, 2000. Carmen previously worked with the former Jarvis Restaurant in Swan Quarter and later with Hyde Transit as a driver and, following her retirement, she continued to ride the transit vehicles and serve as a translator. She was an avid bingo player and shared many friendships.  Funeral services will be held at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2004. Phil Emmert will officiate.  Surviving are five sons, Larry Burrus, Terry Burrus and Claud "Porky" Burrus III, all of Washington, Jerry Burrus of Greenville and Ricky Burrus of Tarboro; a daughter, Debra B. Thompson of Swan Quarter; a brother, Antonio "Tony" Martinez of Alice, Texas; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; her special friend and caregiver, Erma Jarvis.  Carmen was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Burrus.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Debra and Dennis Thompson, 2041 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, May 26, 2004)

MAYO, Marie Louise Midyette

NORFOLK - Marie Louise Midgette MAYO, 74, died Friday, June 27, 1997, in South Georgia Medical Center. She was born in Norfolk, the daughter of Claude B. Midgette and Martha Moore and was a retired registered nurse and graduate of Maury High School, Norfolk. She was a member of Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and J.B. Brown of Nashville; son, Claude W. Mayo of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; 3 grandsons, a granddaughter and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Norman Mayo. A funeral was June 29, 1997, in Hope Baptist Church, Nashville, by the Rev. Dean Spivey. Burial was in Nashville Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Hope Baptist Church, 1011 S. Dogwood Drive, Nashville, Ga. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, July 2, 1997; pg. 11B)

MAYO, Thomsa Ellen Emory

Mrs. Thomsa Emory Mayo, 83, of 9074 U.S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter, The Rose Bay Community, died late Friday, April 9, 2010, at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter.  Born in Hyde County, April 26, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Zeb Benson and Florida Harris Mayo. She was married to Troy W. Mayo who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and avid gardener and took great pride in her home and yard.  A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Steve Bryan will officiate. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.  Surviving are two sons, Troy Lane Mayo and friend, Helga Jarvis, Gary B. Mayo and wife, Elaine all of Scranton; a daughter, Brenda M. Armstrong of Manteo; a brother, A. Bennett Emory and wife, Kay of Swan Quarter; a sister, Joan E. Young of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; grandchildren Jason Mayo, Nikie Mayo, John Armstrong and Zeb Mayo; a great-grandson, Tucker Mayo.  Mrs. Mayo was also preceded in death by two brothers, Vance Emory and D. Wadell Emory and a sister, Jessie E. Brown.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, April 11, 2010)

MAYO, Troy Wilson

SWAN QUARTER - Troy Wilson MAYO, 80, of the Rose Bay Community, died Thursday, June 20 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Born in Hyde Co. on April 22, 1922, he was the son of the late Ervin and Mary Ann Flowers Mayo.  He was a retired residential building contractor and was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.  He was a graduate of Swan Quarter High School and will long be remembered for his ability to meet and talk with people.  He never met a stranger and often would engage in talking and visiting with passersby and share his native Hyde County where he lived his entire life.  Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Thomsa Ellen Emory Mayo; two sons: Troy Lane Mayo and Gary Benson Mayo, both of Scranton; a daughter, Brenda Mayo Armstrong of Manteo; two brothers: Roy Lee Mayo of Bakersfield, California and Ervin Mayo, Jr. of Greenville, S.C.; two sisters: Evelyn Freeman of Rocky Mount and Louise Stokes of Grifton; grandchildren: Jason Todd Mayo, Nikie Mayo, John Franklin Armstrong and Zeb Benson Mayo; step-granddaughters: Dawn C. Mason and Mandy C. Edwards; and a step-great-granddaughter, Caleigh Dawn Mason.  Preceding Mr. Mayo in death were brothers, Norwood Mayo and John Rayfield Mayo and a sister, Helen Slappy.  A graveside memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Soule Cemetery with Steve Bryan officiating.  Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 23, 2002; pg. 12A)

MEEKINS, Barbara Weston

Barbara Weston Meekins, 77, of Engelhard died Tuesday September 2, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.  Born in Hyde County October 26, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Hadley and Eunice Blake Weston. She was married to Gordon W. Meekins who survives.  She was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church and worked for the former East Carolina Bank for 14 years. She was known for her willingness to do anything to help others and being a good person.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Rev. Scott Sukeforth will officiate.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Kay Frances Gibbs of Chapel Hill, Mary Ann Greene and husband Glenn of Youngsville, NC; a son, Flave Gibbs, Jr. of Brunswick, GA; one granddaughter, Katherine Green; two stepsons, Dell Meekins and wife Karen of Engelhard, Michael Meekins and wife Beverly of Engelhard; two stepdaughters, Susie M. Newman and husband Tommy of Swan Quarter, Nancy M. Lewis and husband Chip of  Ladson, SC; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; a sister, Wanda Jennette and husband Tommy of Engelhard.  The family will receive friends at the home place on 85 Lazy Lane, Engelhard.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

MEEKINS, Beatrice Twiford

HENDERSON - Mrs. Beatrice Twiford MEEKINS, 84, of the Middleburg community died Nov. 4 in Maria Parham Hospital. Mrs. Meekins was a native of Hyde County and was the widow of Davis Littleton Meekins. She was treasurer of Meekins Marina, Inc. She was a member of the Middleburg United Methodist Church, a life member of the United Methodist Women, and a member of the Middleburg Garden Club. She was past-matron of Hyde County Chapter #213, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of James B. White Chapter #199. Surviving are one daughter; Mrs. Malcolm (Joyce) Bobbitt of Henderson; one son, David Eugene Meekins, also of Henderson; 6 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Middleburg United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Middleburg Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Malcolm Bobbitt, Middleburg community and at the home of David Meekins. Flowers Funeral Home, Henderson is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Nov. 6, 1990)

MEEKINS, Doris Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Doris Gibbs MEEKINS, 72, of North Lake Road, died Monday, July 24 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County, December 10, 1927, she was the daugher of the late Fred B. and Nancy Gibbs. She was the widow of Hilton Linwood Meekins, Sr. who died in 1964. Surviving are a son, H.L. Meekins of Washington; a daughter, Avis M. Mecolick of Seven Springs and Engelhard; two brothers: Robert Ray Gibbs of Engelhard and Stewart Edward Gibbs of Fairfield; two sisters: Alma Gertrude Gibbs of Engelhard and Christine G. Williams of Swan Quarter; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Meekins was preceded in death by a daughter, Karla M. Mooney; a grandson, Timothy Levi Meekins; brothers: Joseph Arden Gibbs and Henry Bryan Gibbs; and a sister, Olive Gibbs. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gibbs Family Cemetery near the home. Steve Bryan will officiate. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 27, 2000; pg. 10A)

MEEKINS, Nancy Cuthrell

ENGELHARD - Nancy Cuthrell MEEKINS, 64, of Engelhard died Friday in Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A native of Hyde County, she was born in Middletown, the daughter of the late Columbus and Ethel Pugh Cuthrell. She was a member of the Assemblies of God Church in Engelhard. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery near Swan Quarter. Steve Bryan, lay speaker, and Rev. Wayne Campbell, will officiate. Surviving are her husband, Gordon W. Meekins; two sons: Dell Meekins and Michael Meekins, both of Engelhard; two daughters: Mrs. Susie M. Newman of Swan Quarter and Nancy Jane Meekins of the home; three sisters: Mrs. Ruby Mann of Washington, Mrs. Mable Butler of Wilmington and Mrs. Helen Spencer of Engelhard; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A sister, Ethel Lou Litchfield, and a brother, Linwood Cuthrell, have died earlier. The family will receive friends at the home in Engelhard. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 22, 1991)

MEEKINS, SR., Ralph Simpson

WANCHESE - Ralph Simpson MEEKINS, SR., 75, of Wanchese, died Jan. 1, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. A native of Colington, he was the son of the late Ulysses and Lillie Midgett Meekins. He was the husband of Texie Tillett Meekins of the home. He was a commercial fisherman and a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Lillie M. Rowland of Swan Quarter; two sons: R.S. Meekins, Jr. of Wanchese, and Ronald E. Meekins of Manteo; one sister, Ollie Swain of Plymouth; one brother, Harry Meekins of Manteo; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held at the Bethany United Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Richard Lewis and the Rev. Johnny Chase with burial to follow in the Tillett family cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home in Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 5, 1992)

MEEKINS, S. Warren

NORFOLK - S. Warren MEEKINS of the 2500 block of Jasper Court, a toolroom mechanic, died Aug. 22, 1991, in his home. Mr. Meekins was born in Dare County, N.C. He had retired from the Naval Air Station. He was a member of Miles Memorial United Methodist Church; Mattamuskeet Masonic Lodge 328, A.F. & A.M. of Engelhard, N.C.; Royal Arch Chapter 17; Commandery 25, Washington, N.C.; and Sudan Shrine Temple, New Bern, N.C. He was a past patron of the Berkley Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and held several state level positions with the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife, Inez P. Meekins; two sons, Melvin C. Meekins of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Samuel Meekins Jr. of Virginia Beach; a sister, Edith Hooper of Manteo; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Miles Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Daniel K. Ivey. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may join the family from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Inez P. Meekins Scholarship Fund, c/o Berkley Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, or to the American Cancer Society. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, August 23, 1991; pg. 2D)

MEEKINS, Timothy Levi

WASHINGTON - Timothy Levi MEEKINS, 16, of Rt. #2, died Tuesday, August 8, at Dunk Medical Center in Durham. Born in Belhaven, April 10, 1979, he was the son of Hilton L. and Marie Gibbs Meekins. He attended Bath Elementary School where he graduated this past school year. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Shelly Meekins of Washington; his paternal grandmother, Doris G. Meekins of Engelhard; his maternal grandmother, Vergie Jones of Washington; his paternal great-grandmother, Nancy Gibbs of Engelhard. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Phil Emmert and Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow in the Gibbs family cemetery at Rt. #1, Engelhard. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 10, 1995)

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