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MIDGETT, A. Parker

ELIZABETH CITY - A. Parker MIDGETT, 87, of Cedar Street, died Jan. 25 in the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was a native of Wanchese, and son of the late Peleg Dameron and Martha Jane Tillett Midgett. He was the husband of Mrs. Martha Berry Midgett. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the City Road United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church St., Saturday evening from 7 to 8:30 o'clock. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements. Mr. Midgett received his education at Shenandoah Institute in Dayton, Virginia and at Trinity College, now Duke University. He was a member of the Pasquotank Tribe #8 Improved Order of the Red Men. Mr. Midgett had been a member of the City Road United Methodist Church since 1923, a member of its administrative board, Men's Bible Class, the Men's Breakfast Group, and held the position of treasurer for twenty-five years. In 1975, Mr. Midgett retired as treasurer of the Southern Loan & Insurance Co. and manager of the loans department. He was a former director and treasurer of the Elizabeth City Boy's Club. Mr. Midgett was a member of the Downtown Business Association and, since Feb. 26, 1987, had held an honorary membership. He was twice named "Businessman of the Year," in 1981 and 1986. Mr. Midgett served as Elizabeth City councilman for thirty years, from April 1, 1956 until February 2, 1987, serving as councilman longer than anyone in North Carolina. Upon his retirement, Mr. Midgett was honored by having the City Hall and City Annex named the A. Parker Midgett Municipal Building. He was a member of the N.C. League of Municipalities for many years and served on its board of directors from 1981 to 1983. He was also a member of the Elizabeth City Senior Citizen Club. Besides his wife, Mr. Midgett is survived by one son, Robert Parker Midgett of Greensboro, one step- daughter, Mrs. Carole Morgan Sawyer of Atlanta, Ga; one step-son, Charles Richard Morgan of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers: Peleg D. Midgett, Jr. of Engelhard and John Barker Midgett of Hillsborough; 4grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. (The Coastland Times - January 28, 1990)

MIDGETT, Betty Williams

OCRACOKE - Betty Williams MIDGETT, 81, of Ocracoke, died August 26 in a Belhaven hospital. A native of Ocracoke, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Theresa Styron Williams and the widow of Ralph Midgett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Midgett is survived by two sons: Thomas Midgett and Jerry Midgett, both of Ocracoke; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church on Tuesday, August 28, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 28, 1990; pg. 5A)

MIDGETT, Cardell

NORFOLK - Cardell "Doctor" MIDGETT, formerly of Holt Street, died July 23, 1995. He was born in Hyde County, N.C. and served with the U.S. Army for 12 years. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by one cousin, Mrs. Earline Roseboro. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday by Rev. Anthony Moses in Riverside Cemetery. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot - July 26, 1995; pg. 6B)

MIDGETT, Daniel Toppin

COLUMBIA - Daniel "Dan" Toppin MIDGETT, 95, formerly of the Ponzer community, died Wednesday, October 25, in Britthaven of Edenton. Mr. Midgett was born January 29, 1900 in Hyde County, the son of the late William "Billy" Carter and Nancy Jacqueline Cuthrell Midgett. Mr. Midgett married Mary Mae Overton on June 30, 1926. She preceded him in death on February 26, 1988. Mr. Midgett was a farmer, retiring in the early 1960's. He was a member of the Scranton Church of Christ. Survivors include seven daughters: Doris Clayton of the Ponzer community, Belhaven, Mattie Berry of Engelhard, Mary Robinson of Columbia, Jackie Williams of Belhaven, Mildred Chrismon of Washington, Nancy Brickhouse of Columbia and Melba Ambrose of Kill Devil Hills; three sons: William Earl Midgett of Mt. Dora, Florida, Robert Daniel "Bobby" Midgett of Bath and Gene Autry Midgett of Dallas, Georgia; two sisters: Sarah Perry of Edenton and Cora Chesson of Plymouth; 29 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Scranton Church of Christ, conducted by Linwood Adams. Burial was to be in the Mt. Olive Church of Christ cemetery. Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 29, 1995; pg. 2B)

MIDGETT, Edward Blackwell

Edward B. Midgett, Hyde Native Dies - FAIRFIELD - Edward Blackwell Midgett, age 59, of Virginia beach, Va., died Monday at his home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ conducted by the Rev. Leon Williams. Burial will be in the Spencer family cemetery. Mr. Midgett was the son of the late Maryland Gibbs and Charlie Midgett of Beaufort County. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie Mae Chauncey Midgett; two daughters: Mrs. Thomas Daniels of Virginia Beach and Mrs. Edward Sadler of Chesapeake, Va.; five sons: Charles Midgett of Chesapeake, Willie G. Midgett of Norfolk, Va., and Jerry W., Robert Ervin and Johnnie L. Midgett, all of Virginia Beach; one step-daughter, Mrs. E.T. Conney of Norfolk, Va.; and four step-sons: Ollie R. Padgett of Greenville, Joseph Padgett of Hopeville, Va. and Alexander Padgett and Roger G. Padgett, both of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters: Mrs. Alice Cooke and Mrs. Alviues Foreman of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Nathan Berry of Alliance; and two brothers: William Midgett of Elizabeth City and Woodrow Spencer of Fairfield.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, March 31, 1964)

MIDGETT, Emily Cartwright

KILKENNY NATIVE DIES NEAR FAIRFIELD SUNDAY - Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the old home in Kilkenny, Tyrrell County, for Mrs. Emily Cartwright MIDGETT, 35, wife of John Midgett of the North Lake section of Hyde County. She died Sunday morning following the birth of a nine-pound daughter which with 3 other children survive her. She was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Cartwright of Kilkenny. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.P. Armstrong, Christian minister of the North Lake section. Berry Company of Swan Quarter were funeral directors.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, March 23, 1951; pg. 8)

MIDGETT, Harry J.

RICHMOND, VA. - A man who began life in Gulrock in Hyde County and rose to prominence in the seaboard railroad system, died Saturday at his home in Richmond. Harry J. MIDGETT, 62, grew up in Belhaven and moved to Richmond in 1958. His first wife was the late Blanche Wescott of Manteo. Several years ago he married Mrs. Cora H. Bundy of Belhaven who survives him. He is also survived by Mrs. Ludie Midgett, 93, distinguished resident and oldest citizen of Belhaven. His father was the late William B. Midgett. Also surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Browyne Morrisette of Richmond, and Mrs. J.P. Jones of Parsippany, New Jersey; two sisters: Mrs. C.C. Duke of Washington, and Mrs. M.L. Andrews of Belhaven; one brother, C.H. Midgett of Norfolk, Va.; and 3 grandchildren. Burial was at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. (The Coastland Times - Friday, September 2, 1960)

MIDGETT, Kathleen Wallace

OCRACOKE - Kathleen Wallace MIDGETT, 43, of Ocracoke, died July 9, at her residence. Mrs. Midgett was a native of Richmond, Va. and a homemaker. She was the daughter of Marsden W. and Jacqueline Woody Wallace of Ocracoke and the wife of William T. Midgett of the home. Besides her parents and husband, she is survived by two daughters: Margaret Kimberly Midgett and Merian Elizabeth Midgett, both of Ocracoke; two sisters: Margaret W. Willis of Sea Level and Laurie Tubbs of Howenwald, Tenn.; and a maternal grandmother, Ruth Woody of Virginia Beach, Va. A memorial service will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 13, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Clyde Denny, the Rev. John McPhee and the Rev. Aldred P. Wallace. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Ocracoke School. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - July 11, 1991)

MIDGETT, Little Samuel

RESOLUTION OF RESPECT FROM MATTAMUSKEET MASONIC LODGE- Whereas Almighty God who is good and unerring has called from labor to rest, our beloved brother, the late Little Samuel MIDGETT. [no dates or other info given] (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Tuesday, March 13, 1883)

MIDGETT, Mahalie

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Mahalie MIDGETT of Engelhard in the Slocum community, died February 14 in the Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. Survivors include her daughters: Sudie Gibbs of Georgetown, Delaware and Eunice Midgette of Engelhard; her sons: Pernell Midgett of Philadelphia, Pa. , and Gene Midgett of Frankfort, Delaware. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Engelhard. Burial will be in the Cox Cemetery. Randolph Funeral Home in Washington is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - February 18, 1990)

MIDGETT, JR., Peleg Dameron

ENGELHARD - Peleg Dameron MIDGETT, JR. of Engelhard, died January 17 at Cypress Glen Methodist Retirement Home in Greenville where he had resided for the past two years. He was born in Wanchese and graduated from Trinity College (now Duke University) in 1922. Mr. Midgett moved from Craddock, Va. to Engelhard in December 1934, where he built, owned and operated Pamlico Power & Light Company beginning in 1935 until 1975 when the company was sold to Tideland EMC. In 1935, Mr. Midgett organized and was a charter member and the first president of the Engelhard Rotary Club. He was Rotary District Governor from 1953-54. He was an active member of the Engelhard United Methodist Church where he taught the Men's Bible Class for 30 years and chaired two committees to rebuild the church. Mr. Midgett chaired major charitable organizations in Hyde County and was a member of the NC senate from 1961-63. He also served on the board of directors and was a member of the Executive Committee of the East Carolina Bank, American Small Business Organizations; president of Southern Albemerle Association and Coastal Historyland of North Carolina. He is survived by one daughter, Martha M. Kelly of Newport News, Va.; three sons: P.D. Midgett. III of Southport, George E. Midgett of Denver, and Bernard W. Midgett of Buxton; one brother, John B. Midgett of Hillsboro; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 19, at 1 p.m. at the Engelhard United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends in the church annex from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the service. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Tillett Family Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 19, 1995; pg. 8A; also Washington Daily News - Wednesday, January 18, 1995; pg. 2A)

When we come to evaluate the life of a public servant, we look at what he did, what he was, what he meant, and what he caused his fellowmen around him to be. Peleg Dameron MIDGETT, JR., born at Wanchese, Dare County, came to Engelhard, Hyde County, in 1934 where he built, owned and operated Pamlico Power & Light Company. He founded a Rotary club there and he was its first president. He later served Rotary as District Governor. A graduate of Trinity College, now Duke University, he was a dedicated Methodist and he taught the Men's Bible Class for more than 30 years. He served four years in the North Carolina Senate. In his active life in the Albemarle-Pamlico areas, when there was a job to do, his peers turned to P.D. Midgett, Jr. for wisdom and active participation. He wrote a record of service to his God and to his fellowman which is a thing of beauty. P.D. Midgett Jr. walked the full mile. He served well and faithfully. (Washington Daily News - January 19, 1995)

MIDGETT, Sherill Lee

NORFOLK, VA. - Sherill Lee MIDGETT, 45, for several years a resident of Stumpy Point and for the past 15 years a resident of Norfolk, died Friday in a Norfolk hospital. He was the husband of Mrs. Lida Payne Midgett, formerly of Stumpy Point. He was a native of Hyde County, Gulrock, and was employed by the Southern Fish Co. in Norfolk. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Glenyce Lee Bowers of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Linda Lou Daye of Morehead City, N.C., and Miss Gloria Marie Midgett of Norfolk; one son, Sherill Lee Midgett, Jr. of Norfolk; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Powell of Franklin; one half-brother, Dan Midgett of Norfolk; three half-sisters: Mrs. Darcy Etheridge of Wanchese, Mrs. Dave Ballance of Lowlands, and Miss Sylvia Midgett of Norfolk; his step-mother, Mrs. Clydia Midgett of Norfolk; one grandson, Billy Bowers of Philadelphia, Pa. The funeral was conducted at Twiford's Funeral Home in Norfolk and burial was in Riverside Memorial Park on Monday of this week. (The Coastland Times - Friday, December 30, 1955; pg. 1)

MIDGETT, Sidney Blair

VIRGINIA BEACH - Sidney Blair Midgett, 73, passed away Jan. 6, 2012, at Sentara Leigh Hospital. He was born in Engelhard, N.C. to the late Thomas and Buena Midgett. Sidney retired from the City of Norfolk Clerk of Court and Bizport Business Documents. He was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church. Sidney is survived by two daughters, Elisabeth R. Poore and husband Patrick of Larkspur, Colo. and Linda M. Bienvenu and husband Andre, Jr. of Houma, La.; three sons, William "Carey" Midgett of Oak Harbor, WA. and Thomas Lee Midgett, III and Michael Wesley Niegro and wife Melissa, of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandchildren, Brandon, Erin, Tabitha, Drew, Andre III and Helen; two great grandsons, Owen and Ethan; and a sister, Mildred M. Carawan and husband Reid of Norfolk, Va.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph "Joe" Midgett. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at McKendree United Methodist Church by Rev. Michelle Louk.  Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, January 8, 2012)

MIDGETT, Virginia Harris

MANTEO - Virginia Harris MIDGETT, 87, of Manteo, died Saturday, January 31, in a Virginia hospital. Mrs. Midgett was born in Hyde County and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Manteo Baptist Church, Eastern Star Roanoke Island Chapter #79, XYZ Club and the Visually Impaired Person's Organization. She was the daughter of the late Isaiah S. and Carthina Pigram Harris and the wife of the late Luther Dick Midgett. Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Paulk of Parrish, Florida; two sisters: Peggy Conley of Chesapeake, Va. and Macel Dodd of Holiday Island; two brothers: Willie Harris of Norfolk, Va. and Isaiah Harris, Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; and a great-grandchild. A funeral service was held Monday, February 2, in Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. Spottswood Graves with burial in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's colony Chapel is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 3, 1998)

MIDGETT, W. Richard

ENGELHARD - Funeral services for W. Richard MIDGETT, 89, prominent citizen of Engelhard in Hyde County, who died at his home Monday night after a short illness, were conducted Wednesday at noon and interment was in the Fulford Cemetery. He was a member of the Christian Church and was a life-long resident of Hyde County, the son of the late John and Mrs. Midgett. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. C. Lee Gibbs of Engelhard; a son, Charlie Midgett of Washington; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Sadler of Lake Landing. He was a well-known and highly respected citizen. The Berry Company were the funeral directors. (The Coastland Times - Friday, February 13, 1953; pg. 1)

MIDGETT, William J. [oseph]

BELHAVEN - William J. Midgett of Belhaven, and employee of the NBC boatline of Norfolk and Baltimore, died Saturday night in the U.S. Naval Hostpial at Charleston, S.C. He was 67 years old. Mr. Midgett was a member of the Church of Christ and Masonic Lodge #509. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Fortescue Midgett; four daughters: Mrs. Erven Dowdy of Chesapeake, Va., Mrs. Iley Fant of Virginia Beach, Mrs. H.R. Savage [Theda Faye] of Tacoma, Washington and Miss Shelia Ray Midgett of the home; 9 grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. Lydia Lewis of Fairfield, Mrs. Sarah Cahoon of Kilkenny and Mrs. Joyce Chesson of Plymouth; and two brothers: Dan Midgett of Scranton and Preston Midgett of Lillington. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the chapel of the Paul Funeral Home with the Rev. W.E. Dowdy, assisted by the Rev. Norman Miller. Members of Masonic Lodge #509 will have charge of graveside rites in the Belhaven Community Cemetery.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, September 28, 1964)

MIDGETT, Zadie Ella Gray

Mrs. Zadie Ella Gray MIDGETT, 85, of Raleigh, and formerly of Hyde County, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Rex Hospital, Raleigh.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, with Evangelist Dennis Davis, eulogist, and the Rev. Daniel Sanders presiding. Burial will follow in the Charles Midgett Memorial Garden, Scranton.  Mrs. Midgett was born in Hyde County on Jan. 18, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Ulysses Gray and Ludie Sanders Gray. She was a 1938 graduate of the Hyde County Training School. She was a retired licensed beautician. In December 1942, she married Charles Midgett Sr., who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Durham, where she formerly served as church secretary, church treasurer and youth counselor.  Survivors include one daughter, Ernestine Margo Midgett Newkirk of Raleigh; one stepson, Charles Midgett Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; one son-in-kind, Robert Jones of Durham; three sisters, Ann Eliza Gray Howard of Annapolis, Md., Edna Pearline Gray Randolph of Baltimore, Md., and Dr. Mary Allene Gray Anderson of Newburg, Md.; two brothers, George T. Gray of Burlington, N.J., and Wilbert L. Gray of Baltimore, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Lee Midgett; and one stepdaughter, Pearline Midgett Latham.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Ernestine Newkirk, 8801 Red Oak Court, Raleigh.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, February 21, 2003)

MIDGETTE, Beatrice Tolley

NORFOLK - Beatrice Tolley Midgette, 97, of the 700 block of Oak Grove Road, died June 2, 1992, in a hospital. Mrs. Midgette was born in Hyde County, N.C. She was the widow of Cecil Midgette and was a member of Elizabeth River Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Doris M. Chesson of Chesapeake; a grandchild; and 3 great-grandchildren. The graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Mike Wilkins. There will be no viewing. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk, is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Chesapeake General Hospital Memorial Program. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, June 3, 1992; pg. 2D)

MIDGETTE, Carnelle F.

Carnelle F. Midgette, 71, of Beaufort, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at Carteret General Hospital. His service is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ann St. United Methodist Church with Rev. Eric Lindblade and Rev. Ann Sims officiating. Interment will follow in Oceanview Cemetery. Mr. Midgette was born May 1, 1937, on Ocracoke Island to the late John N. and Mattie W. Midgette. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army. He retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers after 32 years of service in the Philadelphia, Pa., District. Upon relocation to Beaufort in 1992, he worked for 10 years at Ann St. United Methodist Church, where he was an active member. He was a member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge, Beaufort Chapter No. 128 of the Eastern Star, the New Bern York Rite and the Beaufort Shrine Club. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Bobbie J. Midgette; one daughter, Carla F. Midgette of Ayden; one son, Justin A. Midgette of Raleigh; three brothers, Ellis T. Midgette of Levittown, Pa., John N. Midgette of New Castle, Del. and Elmer G. Midgette of Newark, Del.; and two sisters, Geneva Odom and Joyce Spencer, both of Ocracoke. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse J. Midgette and a twin sister, Janet F. Midgette. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Munden Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.  (Carteret News-Times - Sunday, April 5, 2009)

MIDGETTE, Charles Edward

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Charles Edward MIDGETTE, 49, a superintendent with the City of Chesapeake, died August 28, 1990, in a Chesapeake hospital. Mr. Midgette, a native of Hyde County, N.C., was employed with the city for 28 years. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Hyde County and Creeds Ruritan Club. Survivors include his wife, Rose V. Midgette; two sons: Charles E. Midgette, Jr. and Harvey L. Midgette, both of Virginia Beach; two sisters: Nancy Daniels of Virginia Beach and Edna Sadler of Mayesville; a brother, Willie G. Midgette of Virginia Beach; and three half-brothers: Jerry W. Midgette, Robert Midgette and Johnnie Midgette, all of Hopewell, Va. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by the Rev. Ralph Horn. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 30, 1990; pg. 9A)

MIDGETTE, Charlie Edward

FAIRFIELD - Charlie Edward MIDGETTE, 71, of Rt. 1, Fairfield, died Feb. 27 at his home. A native of Hyde County, Mr. Midgette was the son of the late Joseph Henry and Ira Belle Lewis Midgette. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. A mechanic and a farmer, he was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Gibbs Midgette; two sons: E. Luverne Midgette of Creswell and C. Rodney Midgette of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Elizabeth) Gurganus of Swan Quarter; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the family cemetery near the home. Leon Williams officiated. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 3, 1991)

MIDGETTE, Columbus

VANCEBORO - Mr. Columbus Midgette, 82, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Vanceboro. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens. Mr. Midgette, a native of Hyde County, lived most of his life in the Vanceboro community. He had worked in the logging industry for a number of years and also as a mechanic, retiring after 19 years of service from Weeks Construction Company. Mr. Midgette was a member of the Vanceboro Christian Church where he served as deacon. Mr. Midgette was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Leatha Payne Midgette; brother, Earl Hoell; and sister, Mary Hoell. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie Williams Midgette; his daughter, Rose M. Morris and husband, Willie Grey; two sons, Joe Midgette and wife, Gail, Johnny D. Midgette and wife, Alesia, all of Vanceboro; six grandchildren, Tina Holton, Amy Ringer, Amanda Pittman, Joseph Midgette Jr., Chelsea Midgette, and Emily Midgette; five great-grandchildren, Noah Holton, Jenna Holton, Chloe Ringer, Gracyn Berg, and Hailey Pittman; sisters, Ida McCaffity of New Bern and Edith Lilly and husband, Sammy, of Vanceboro. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Vanceboro, and at other times at the home. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.  (The New Bern Sun Journal - Friday, August 3, 2007)

MIDGETTE, Docia Carawan

GRANDY - Docia Carawan MIDGETTE, 79, of Grandy, died Tuesday, July 26, in Albemarle Hospital. A native of Belhaven, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Carawan. She was the widow of Leslie Midgette, Sr. Survivors include three daughters: Elsie Austin and Mary Jordan both of Grandy, and "Charlie" Fay Edwards of Chocowinity; three sons: Earl Midgette of Grandy, Leslie Midgette, Jr. of Powells Point and John T. Midgette of Petersburg, Va.; a brother, Clifton Franklin Carawan of Plymouth; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. The family will be at the home of Mary Jordan in Grandy. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 31, 1994)

MIDGETTE, Earl Gray

ELIZABETH CITY - Earl Gray MIDGETTE, 61, died Monday, May 6 at Albemarle Hospital. Mr. Midgette was born in Hyde County, the son of the late Leslie Gray and Docia Carawan Midgette. He is survived by three sisters: Elsie Gray Austin and Mary M. Jordan of Grandy and Faye Midgette Edwards of Chocowinity; two brothers: Leslie Gray Midgette of Powells Point and John Thomas Midgette of Williamsburg, Va.; 8 nephews and 1 niece. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 9, 2002; pg. 11A)

MIDGETTE, Ellis T.

Ellis T. Midgette of Levittown, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Saint Mary Medical Center, Langhorne at the age of 84.  Born in Ocracoke, N.C., he was the son of the late John and Mattie (Williams) Midgette.  Mr. Midgette enjoyed cooking and spending his summers in Ocracoke.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a boat captain with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Mifflin, Delaware County, Pa. for 33 years.  Mr. Midgette was the beloved husband of the late Pearl K. (Ehling).   He was the loving father of Michael T. (Judy) and Kenneth R. (Jeanne), all of Bensalem, Karen Fox of Levittown and Janet Spencer (Nathan) of Ocracoke. He also will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters, John and Elmer, both of New Castle, Del., and Joyce Spencer and Geneva Odom of Ocracoke; his 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  A funeral service was scheduled for  11 a.m. at James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Levitttown, with interment of cremated remains to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.  James J. Dougherty Funeral Home.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 4, 2009; pg. 10A)

MIDGETTE, SR., Rev. Harvey Branch

Rev. Harvey MIDGETTE, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. A. Midgette was born August 19, 1908 in Hyde County.  He was called from labor to reward Sunday, June 18, 1978 at the Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, NC. He was married to Hilda Slade and to this union was born 9 children. [Hyde Co. marriage records state that Harvey Midyette, age 21, married Hilden Slade, age 20, on May 11, 1933.]  At a very early age he was called to the Ministry and remained in this position until death.  He was pastoring Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church & St. Lydia Baptist Church in Swan Quarter, NC., St. Union Missionary Baptist Church & Clay Bottom Missionary Baptist Church in Chocowinity, NC.  He leaves to mourn, his wife Mrs. Hilda Midgette of the home, four sons, Mr. Harvey Midgette Jr., of Florida, Mr. Willie Midgette of Belhaven, NC., Mr. Oscar Midgette & Samuel Midgette of NY., three daughters, Mrs. Annie Blackmon of Charlotte, NC., Mrs. Ella Phillips & Mrs. Bettie Midgette of NY.  He is preceeded in death by two daughters Gloria Mae Midgette and Hilda Midgette.  He leaves 13 grandchildren, three daughter-in-laws, two son-in-laws, and a host of other relatives and friends.  (unknown newspaper - Kindly submitted by his granddaughter, Yolanda Midgette Blackmon)

Funeral was at Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church in Swan Quarter, NC on Friday, June 23, 1978 at 2p.m.
Rev. E.D. Alexander, Officiating
Whitfield & Whitney Funeral Home, Washington, NC
Burial: Family Cemetery in Scranton, NC

MIDGETTE, Jesse [James]

Jesse J. Midgette, 73, of Ocracoke, died Tuesday at his home. He was the brother of Carnelle F. Midgette of Beaufort. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Mr. Midgette was a tugboat captain for 30 years with the US Army Corps of Engineers of Philadelphia, Pa. He was a Master Mason of the Washington Lodge of Wilmington, Del., and a member of the Scottish Rite of Wilmington, Del. He is survived by two sisters: Geneva M. Odom and Joyce M. Spencer, both of Ocracoke; and three additional brothers: Ellis T. Midgette of Levittown, Pa., John N. Midgette of New Castle, Del., and Elmer G. Midgette of Newark, Del. Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. of Morehead City. (The News-Times - Wednesday, December 6, 2000)

MIDGETTE, Jimmy Golden

Mr. Jimmie Golden Midgette, 69, of 105 Horseshoe Loop Road, Engelhard died Sunday, April 25, 2010, at Cross Creek Health Care Center. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Faithful Hannah Baptist Church. Viewing will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Blair Funeral Service, Edenton.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, April 28, 2010)

MIDGETTE, Johnnie

His life was one of service, steadfast in his purpose, guided by unshakable faith and a gift of vision, strengthened by the love he gave to all he knew. He served tirelessly, joyfully and well. "Servant of God, well done! Rest from thy employ. The battle fought, the victory won--enter thy Master's Joy." Deacon Johnnie Midgette was born May 8, 1906 in Lake Landing to the late Sydney & Ernest Midgette. A long and beautiful life ended peacefully Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven, NC. We feel that God was with him as he slowly and peacefully surrendered to a glorious eternal rest. At an early age he joined Mount Sinai Baptist Church and later became a deacon. He was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Agnes Gibbs and to this union was born five children. His wife and three children preceded him in death. Deacon Midgette was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was a member of Gratitude Lodge #137, a deacon at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher, a collector of funds for the Tombstone Association, finance officer for the Hyde County Missionary Baptist Association, an active member of the Baptist Training Union, a very active member of the NAACP, an active member of the Willing Workers Club and other civic organizations. Working as a barber under Nat Spencer for 2 years, he continued this trade from 1938 until his health no longer permitted him to do so. In 1985 he was again joined in Holy Matrimony to Gladys Adams. To cherish his memories, he leaves: his wife, Gladys Midgette of the home; seven daughters: Helen Lyons and Carrie Headley of Brooklyn, NY, Linda Bond of Windsor, NC, Sushia Salley and Sarah Jennette of Engelhard, NC, Dorothy Moody of Queens, NY, and Martha Adams of Fayetteville, NC; four sons: Alton Midgette and Rev. Wilbert Adams of Brooklyn, NY, Billy Rickard of Clarendon, NC, and Fred Johnson of Engelhard, NC; three daughters-in law: Jearlean Rickard of Clarendon, NC, Mary Midgette of Brooklyn, NY, and Mildred Gardner of Washington, NC; two sons-in-law: Wilbert Lyons of Brooklyn, NY and James Bond of Windsor, NC; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. (Funeral Service Bulletin passed out at the funeral on May 24, 1998 held at Faithful Hannah Baptist Church in Engelhard, NC.)

MIDGETTE, SR., Joseph Dixon

ENGELHARD - Joseph Dixon MIDGETTE, SR., 54, of Route #1, died early Friday, May 31, at his home. Born in Tyrrell County on August 20, 1941, he was the son of the late Johnnie and Nellie Mae Davidson Midgette. He worked in the Norfolk area with Berkley Machine Works as a foreman for many years. Surviving are his wife, Gwendolyn Brinn Midgette; two sons: Joseph D. Midgette, Jr. of Durham, and Wade Midgette of Chesapeake, Va.; two daughters: Sharon Greenough of Swan Quarter and Becky Midgette of Chesapeake; two step-sons: Jeff Gibbs of Swan Quarter and Benjie Gibbs of Kinston; a step-daughter, Lorann Coder of Nashville, Tennessee; three brothers: Tildon Willis Rhodes of Chesapeake, Ronald and Donald Lee Collins of Danville, Va.; three sisters: Shirley Herrick of Chesapeake, Elva Wilkes of Engelhard and Roseanne Gibbs of Swan Quarter; and 16 grandchildren. Mr. Midgette was preceded in death by a step-son, Fred. B. Gibbs. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 2, 1996; pg. 8A)

MIDGETTE, Katherine Doris

Ms. Katherine Doris MIDGETTE, 48, of 1120 Cowell Farm Road, Washington, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Slocumb Lane, Engelhard, with the Rev. George Merrick officiating. Burial will follow in Brooks family cemetery, Mulberry Ridge Road, Engelhard.  Ms. Midgette was born in Hyde County on Jan. 3, 1959. She was the daughter of Eunice Midgette and Armando Murray. She graduated from Mattamuskeet High School, Swan Quarter. She was employed as a data entry clerk in New York, and for 10 years as a teacher’s assistant for St. Johns School for Boys in New York.  Survivors include one daughter, Tameka Griggs of Washington; one son, James Joseph Allen of Washington; five sisters, Jeannette Midgette and Cecelia Midgette, both of Engelhard, Minnie Williams of Aberdene, Linda Orr of Hopewell, Va., and Tamara Murray of Spring Valley, N.Y.; seven brothers, Carter Midgette and Thomas Midgette, both of Engelhard, Raymond Midgette of Creedmoor, Vincent Midgette of Miami, Ricky Murray of Elizabeth City, Tyrone Murray of Burlington, and Anthony Murray of Spring Valley, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her mother, 229 Slocum Lane, Engelhard.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, January 21, 2007)

MIDGETTE, Leslie

SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR LESLIE MIDGETTE - The body of Leslie MIDGETTE, 38, was taken to Columbia last Thursday for funeral services which were conducted in Hyde County last Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Midgette died at a Norfolk hospital Wednesday morning after an illness of three weeks. He was a Hyde County native but had lived in Tyrrell County most of his life. For the last five months of his life he had lived in Norfolk. He was a member of the Engelhard Methodist Church. He had been employed in Norfolk by the Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. Leslie Midgette was the son of Mrs. Lula Mae Midgette and the late Riley Murray Midgette. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Midgette; a sister, Mrs. Mary Swindell; and a brother, Beamon Midgette, both of Engelhard.  (The Coastland Times - June 1, 1951; pg. 5)

MIDGETTE, Ludie White

Mrs. Ludie White Midgette, age 98, of Cedar Street in Belhaven, died in the Beaufort County Nursing Home Sunday night at 10:15 following an illness of several years. Mrs. Midgette was born in Hyde County on May 19, 1866, daughter of the late Joseph H. and Annie Eliza Cozzens White. She spent most of her lifetime in Belhaven. She was a member of trinity Methodist Church. She was married to William B. Midgette who preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1920. Surviving are one son, Cecil H. Midgette of Norfolk, Va.; two daughters: Mrs. Lydia M. Duke of this city and Mrs. N. Lee Andrews of Mars Hill; 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the chapel of the Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven conducted by the Rev. James Waggoner, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Belhaven Community Cemetery. The following will serve as pallbearers: Charles Midgette, Leon Smith, Elwood Midgette, Otis Johnston, Frank Nobles and Jack Guthrie.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, January 4, 1965)

MIDGETTE, Mahalie
(The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 18, 1990; pg. 10A)

MIDGETTE, Mary

ENGELHARD - Ms. Mary MIDGETTE, 81, of 960 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, N.Y. and formerly of Engelhard, died Sunday, June 19, 2005 at Cobble Hill Health Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Reginald Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Brooks Cemetery, Engelhard.  Ms. Midgette was born in Hyde County on Jan. 20, 1924. She was the daughter of the late John F. and Harritt G. Midgette.  Survivors include one brother, William Midgette of Brooklyn, N.Y.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, June 24, 2005)

MIDGETTE, Renee Cuthrell

Renee Cuthrell Midgette, (better known as “Miss Renee”), 85, died on Monday, February 11, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Norfleet and Lovie Cuthrell.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Midgette; son, Carlton Midgette; and two sisters, Ava Cuthrell and Elna Berry.  Survivors include sons, Robert and wife, Debbie of Smithfield, VA,  Jim of Manns Harbor, and Mike of Manteo; granddaughter and great-grandson, Alicia and Luke Miller of Hampton,VA.  “Miss Renee” was a former employee of Wise’s Red & White and retired from Ace Hardware in Manteo.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel in Manteo on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

MIDGETTE, Roland Lee

NORFOLK - Roland Lee MIDGETTE, 90, of the 900 block of Norview Ave. died Sept. 26, 1997, in a local hospital. Born in Englehard, N.C., he retired from Texaco as a chief engineer after 26 years. He was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church, Mattamuskeet Masonic Lodge No. 328, Englehard, and John Walter Royal Arch Chapter No. 68. Survivors include his wife, Lillian T. Midgette; three sons, Roland L. Midgette Jr. of Virginia Beach, and Paul G. Midgette and Lindsey A. Midgette, both of Chesapeake; a sister, Allie Mason of Chesapeake; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in McKendree United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bruce Carper. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. (Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, September 27, 1997; pg. 6B)

MIDGETTE, Ruth Gibbs

Ruth Augusta Gibbs Midgette, 83, long time resident of Hyde County and most recently at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Sunday, September 30, 2012, at Cross Creek.  Born in the Gum Neck Community of Tyrrell County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Clifton and Ella Mae Brickhouse Gibbs.  She was married to Charlie Midgette who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Midgette was a hard worker.  She spent much time helping with Home Health in Hyde County and truly enjoyed helping people. She was a life-long member of Gum Neck Church of Christ and attended Pleasant Grove Church of Christ after moving to Hyde County.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Azalea Memorial Gardens in Columbia.  Phil Emmert will officiate.  Surviving are a brother, Stenie Charles Gibbs and wife, Katherine Elizabeth of Chesapeake VA; a sister, Viola Gibbs Wells of Carson, VA.; special good friend, Marcus.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph B. Gibbs and Carlos L. Gibbs and a sister, Martha Elizabeth Cowell.  The family will receive friends on Saturday between Noon and 1:30 p.m. at the Columbia Chapel of Bryan Funeral Service and then proceed to the cemetery for the funeral service.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

MIDGETTE, William W.

BELHAVEN - Capt. William W. Midgette of Belhaven, retired commercial fisherman, died in a Raleigh hospital following a lengthy illness. He was 87 years old. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the chapel of the Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven with the Rev. Willie Murl Cordon officiating. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Capt. Midgette was a member of the Belhaven Pentecostal Holiness Church. His wife, Mrs. Stella Hodges Midgette, died several years ago. Surviving are one brother, Ottis Midgette, of Brunswick, Ga.; and 3 granddaughters.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, January 1, 1965)

MIDGETTE, Willie G. [Gray]

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.--Willie G. MIDGETTE, 73, died July 10 in a hospital. He was a native of Engelhard, Hyde County and later made his home in Virginia for many years. He had retired from Exxon Corp. as an auto mechanic. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Diagle and husband Joseph of Virginia Beach; a sister, Nancy Daniels of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister-in-law, Rose Midgette of Chesapeake; and two grandchildren: Randall and Michael. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. Warren Wilson. Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 13, 2000; pg. 10A)

MIDGETTE, JR., Zion Bunyan

SWAN QUARTER - Zion Bunyan MIDGETTE, JR., 55, retired chief with the U.S. Coast Guard, died in the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. on June 4. A Hyde County native, he was the son of the late Zion Bunyan and Susan O'Neal Midgette of Sladesville. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1976 after 20 years of service. Surviving are a son, Randy Midgett of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Pamela M. Marshall of Ft. Knox, Kentucky; a brother, David Midgett of Frenos, Texas; four sisters: Patricia M. Mulligan of Rockville, Md., Teresa Kay M. Proffitt of Suffolk, Va., Ruth M. Kessler of Selden, N.Y., and Katrina M. Wembley of Chesapeake, Va.; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the graveside in Beulah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Scranton. Mike Caton will officiate and military honors will be given by the U.S. Coast Guard. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 6, 1993)

MIDYETT, B.S. [Benjamin Sparrow]
The Hillsborough Recorder - July 15, 1879
Submitted by Linda Lau

MIDYETT, Emma Sparrow
[Death of Jones Spencer is mentioned at the bottom of the "Letter from Hyde"]
Submitted by Linda Lau


Raleigh Christian Advocate - March 30, 1881

Raleigh Christian Advocate - April 20, 1881

MIDYETTE, Ada Martha Harris

KITTY HAWK - Ada Martha Harris MIDYETTE, 66, of Kitty Hawk, died Friday, March 1, at her residence. Mrs. Midyette, a native of Swan Quarter, was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church of Swan Quarter. She was the daughter of the late Tom and Helen Woodruff Harris and the widow of John Small Midyette. She is survived by one son, Charles Douglas Reid of Kill Devil Hills; one brother, Tom Harris of Steadman; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending with Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, in charge. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 3, 1991)

MIDYETTE, Annie S. [Spencer]

BELHAVEN - Mrs. Annie S. MIDYETTE of Belhaven died in the Pungo District hospital here Wednesday morning following a critical illness of several days. She was 87 years old. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the chapel of Paul Funeral Home with the Rev. James N. Waggoner, Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Oddfellow Cemetery. Pallbearers will be D.T. Carowan, Elbert Midyette, Jr., Rayford Carowan, Russell Gaylord, Jule Midyette and Claude Ricks. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Boyd, G. Brumsey, Harold Lupton, Tom Morris, John Cuthrell, Bill Dodd and Robert Mitchell. Mrs. Midyette was a native of Hyde County. She was the widow of the late Rynalda Midyette who died in 1932. She was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are two sons: Elbert Midyette and Jerome Midyette, both of Belhaven; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel M. Carowan of Macon, Ga.; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Gibbs of Engelhard.  (Washington Daily News (Issued Thursday, October 11, 1962) [Kindly submitted by John Oden.]

MIDYETTE, SR., Benjamin Gray

ENGELHARD - Benjamin Gray MIDYETTE, SR., 80, of Engelhard, died Nov. 18 at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 19, at the Midyette plot in Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter. Steve Bryan, lay speaker, officiated. A Hyde County native, Mr. Midyette was born in Lake Landing on October 9, 1913, the son of the late Benjamin Jackson and Julia Depperdill Neal Midyette. He operated the Engelhard Cafe for the past 57 years until his illness required his hospitalization. Surviving are his wife, Elgie Lewis Midyette; two sons: Benjamin Gray Midyette, Jr. of Raleigh and William Anthony Midyette of Engelhard; two daughters: Cheryl Ann Stout of Fairfield and Julia Mae "Julie" McBride of Suffolk, Va.; two brothers: James Emory Midyette of Engelhard and Gerald Monroe Midyette of LaJolla, California; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Thompson of Winterville; and 5 grandchildren. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 25, 1993)

MIDYETTE, Bernice Temple

Bernice Temple MIDYETTE, 82, of Hyde County and long time resident at The Caswell Center, Kinston, N. C. died on Friday evening, January 10, 2008, at Lenoir County Memorial Hospital.  Born in Lake Landing, June 5, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Fronie Kenney Midyette.  She moved to Caswell Center in 1975 and was affectionately known as “Bunny”. She was a member of Amity United Methodist Church.  Funeral Services will held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Amity United Methodist Church. The Reverend Jerald Craddock, Chaplain  Allen Ham of Caswell Center and Douglas A. Gibbs will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Surviving are a niece, Anita Fisher Fletcher and her husband, David of Lake Landing; greatnieces, Lamarr F. Sallee and husband, Greg of Chapel Hill and Molly Fletcher of Point Lavaca, Texas; great great nephew, Walker Sallee.  Miss Midyette was preceded in death by two sisters, Sallie Dixon Fisher who was the wife of Sherrille Fisher, and Elsa Temple Midyette; four half-brothers, John D. Midyette, Payne M. Midyette, Talbert Midyette and John T. Midyette; five half-sisters, Leone M. Chapman, Gertrude M. Spencer, Isabelle M. Edgerton, Evelyn M. Gibbs and Sebie M. Hubbard.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Sunday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
and other times at the home of David and Anita Fletcher.  (Washington Dailey News - Sunday, January 13, 2008)

MIDYETTE, Bruce E.

Bruce E. Midyette, 84, of 10145 U. S.Highway 17-N, Vanceboro, and formerly of Engelhard in Hyde County, died at home on Wednesday, July 8, 2009.  Born in Hyde County, May 17, 1925, he was the son of the late James Robert and Hattie L. Gibbs Midyette.  He attended Engelhard Christian Church and was especially loved by his family.  Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  Pastor Scott Sukeforth of Engelhard will officiate.  Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery.  Surviving are a daughter, Jennetta E. Kite of Vanceboro; a brother, Wendell Midyette of Napa, California;  a sister, Peggy Kennedy of Kinston; grandchildren, Julie Jennetta Ipock, Roger Lee Kite, Jr. and Misty Ann Peccalaio, all of Vanceboro; six great grandchildren.  Bruce was preceded in death by brothers, James T. Midyette and Belton Midyette; sisters, Syble Eubanks, Lola Gibbs and Lillian Spencer.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

MIDYETTE, Carolyn Inez

Ms. Carolyn Inez MIDYETTE, 58, of Kinston and formerly of the Sladesville community, died Saturday, May 11, 2002 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev.Tommy Glover officiating. Ms. Midyette was born in Hyde County on May 9, 1944. [Beaufort Co., NC Birth Certificate Book 29/597 indicates Carolyn was born in Beaufort County.] She was the daughter of the late David P. and Herma Gibbs Midyette. Survivors include two brothers, David P. Midyette Jr. and Gary E. Midyette, both of Scranton; and three sisters, Marie Buck, June Midyette and Diane Moore, all of Chocowinity. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, and at other times at the home of Gary and Judy Midyette, 1305 Beulah Road, the Sladesville community. (Washington Daily News - May 2002) [Kindly submitted by Ellen A. Williams]

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.  The Rev. Tommy Glover will officiate.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 16, 2002; pg. 8A)

MIDYETTE, Clydia Gibbs

CHESAPEAKE - Mrs. Clydia Gibbs MIDYETTE, 67, of 1117 Park Ave., South Norfolk borough, died Thursday at 3 a.m. in her home.  A native of Hyde County, N.C., she lived here for 17 years.  She was the widow of Daniel Hill Midyette and a daughter of Benjamin Harrison and Mrs. Ida Gibbs.  She was a member of Christian Church Disciples.  Surviving are a son Daniel T. Midyette of Wanchese N.C.;  three daughters, Mrs. Velma Gibson of Barbersville, West Virginia, Mrs. Sarah Etheridge of Wanchese, and Mrs. Sylvia Hanna of Hampton; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mabel Duell  of Franklin; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge by the Rev. R.O. Denton.  Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Brooks Cemetery, Gulrock N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot - January 14, 1972) [Kindly submitted by Pat Richard.]

MIDYETTE, Daniel Pimp

Daniel Pimp MIDYETTE, 73, of Manteo, died, Friday, April 8, 2006. Mr. Midyette was born in Gull Rock, Hyde County, and was a former truck driver for Wanchese Fish Company and a member of Gull Rock Church of Christ. Mr. Midyette served his country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He was the son of the late Daniel Hill and Clydia Agnes Gibbs Midyette.   Surviving are his daughter: Michelle M. Perrot and husband Ricky of East Lake; two sisters: Sarah Etheridge of Wanchese and Sylvia Hanna of Chesapeake, VA and two grandchildren: Lottie Amanda Perrot Estrada and Dylan Gregory Perrot.   A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in Twiford’s Colony Chapel by Rev. David J. Daniels. A committal service will be held in Brooks Family Cemetery in Gull Rock at 2:00 p.m. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford's Funeral Home records online)

MIDYETTE, SR., David Pell

SCRANTON - David Pell MIDYETTE, SR., 81, died Thursday, August 28, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on March 26, 1916, he was the son of the late Christopher Columbus and Beatrice Maude Harris Midyette. He was married to Herma Gibbs Midyette who died in 1980. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He worked during his lifetime as a farmer and fisherman and enjoyed the trade of carpentry, and was a faithful member and deacon in the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons: David P. Midyette, Jr. and Gary E. Midyette, both of Scranton; four daughters: Marie M. Buck of Chocowinity, Carolyn I. Midyette of Kinston, June W. Midyette and Diane M. Moore, both of Chocowinity; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Glover, pastor, officiating. Burial was to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation was at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Friday evening. (Washington Daily News - August 29, 1997 and also The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 31, 1997; pg. 13A)

MIDYETTE, Dorothy Berry

ENGELHARD - Dorothy Berry MIDYETTE, 61, of Route 1, died Monday, May 4, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Tyrrell County November 21, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Ludie Estelle Jones Berry. She was the wife of James Emery Midyette, Sr. Mrs. Midyette was a member of Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church in the Nebraska community and a homemaker. Surviving are her husband; three sons: James Emery Midyette, Jr. of Engelhard, Allen Dale Midyett of Greenville, S.C., and Jerry Van Midyette of Chapel Hill; two brothers: Ray Berry of Engelhard, Stephen A. "Bud" Berry of Franklinton; three sisters: Vivian O'Neal of Durham, Melba Davenport of Columbia, and Josephine Clifton of Williamston; 8 grandchildren; 13 nephews and 11 nieces. Mrs. Midyette was preceded in death by a daughter, Julia Dale Midyette, and a sister, Margaret Sadler. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. The Rev. L. Ray Sparrow and Scott Sukeforth officiated. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 7, 1998; pg. 11A)

MIDYETTE, Elgie Lewis

ENGELHARD - Elgie Lewis MIDYETTE, 71, of Engelhard, died early Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. Born in Hyde County on July 25, 1933, Mrs. Midyette was the daughter of Mae Willis Spencer Lewis and the late William Preston Lewis. She graduated from nursing school in Norfolk, Va., and later worked at Norfolk General Hospital. After returning to Hyde County, she worked with Dr. Henry Liverman's office in Engelhard. She and her husband, Benjamin G. Midyette, operated the Engelhard Cafe for many years prior to his death. She had a special affection for animals and always enjoyed their presence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Midyette Family plot in Soule Cemetery. Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Surviving are two sons, William Anthony "Andy" Midyette of Engelhard and Benjamin G. Midyette Jr. of Garner; two daughters, Cheryl Stout of Engelhard and Julie M. McBride of Suffolk, Va.; her mother, Mae Willis Spencer Lewis of Fairfield; and five grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service of Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, November 23, 2004)

MIDYETTE, Eugene Mallard

WASHINGTON - Eugene Mallard MIDYETTE, 74, of River Bend in Washington, died Thursday at his home. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Robert Carson and Ida Mae Howard Midyette. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked with the U.S. Postal Service as a rural letter carrier until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church, Atlantic Lodge #294, A.F. & A.M., Sudan Temple, Beaufort County Shrine Club, served in the Sudan "Turtle Patrol" and as a cab driver for burned and crippled children. Surviving are his wife, Mary Douglas Simpson Midyette; two daughters: Cynthia Gibbs of Engelhard and Christine Patrick of Greensboro; a brother, Robert Carson Midyette, Jr. of Washington; 3 grandchildren and 1 step-grandson. Mr. Midyette was preceded in death by a brother, Foy Ambrose Midyette. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the family plot at Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Glover to officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 18, 1996)

MIDYETTE, Garland E.

MIDYETTE IS VICTIM OF SUDDEN HEART ATTACK - Elizabeth City, Sept. 21 -- Judge Garland E. MIDYETTE of the North Carolina Superior Court died here yesterday with an apology on his lips for the illness which had forced him to recess court for the first time since he had been on the bench. The 57 year old jurist will be buried Thursday at 3 p.m. at his home in Jackson, Northampton County. Death came from an acute dilation of the heart just a few hours after he had told attorneys in civil court here that he was not feeling well and would have to adjourn the day's work earlier than usual. He walked to the hotel with Claude B. Williams, a brother-in-law, and went to bed. "I have been holding court for 8 years now", Midyette said "and this is the first time I have even had to order an adjournment on account of not feeling well." Before his brother-in-law could reply, he collapsed. Judge Midyette, a native of Hyde County, was appointed to the Superior Court bench in 1923 by former Governor Cameron Morrison. He succeeded John H. Kerr of Warrenton when the latter was appointed to Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Claude Kitchin. He had been re-elected regularly since his appointment. Judge Midyette had recently been treated for low blood pressure and at the time of his death Mrs. Midyette was enroute to care for him should he become ill. She did not, however, know of his sudden attack and was making the trip as a precautionary measure. She arrived here 30 minutes after her husband's death. Mrs. Midyette and four children survive. The children are Buxton Midyette, attorney at Jackson, Thomas Midyette, Duke student, Garland Midyette, Wake Forest student, and Mrs. N.L. Turner of Rich Square. A sister, Mrs. George Carter of Fairfield, also survives. Judge Midyette was well known in Alamance County where he also presided on numerous occasions. In his work as trial jurist, he was considered as one keenly versed in the law, analytical and always seeking to be fair, to serve well the interests of the defendant and at the same time protect society in the interpretation of duty in imposing sentence.  (Daily Times News (Burlington, NC) - September 21, 1932; pg. 1)

MIDYETTE, Gerald Monroe

LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA - Gerald Monroe Midyette, 90, died Monday, February 20. A native of Engelhard, he was born on January 9, 1916 to Benjamin Jackson Midyette, Jr. and Julia Dep Midyette. He left Hyde County as a young man to join the U.S. Navy, where he served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II. Following his retirement from the Navy, he resided in La Jolla where he operated a real estate office, La Jolla Sales and Exchange, for many years. Mr. Midyette is survived by his sister, Mary Elizabeth Thompson of the Cypress Glen Retirement Community in Greenville, along with the nieces and nephews and 19 great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Roevella, and two brothers, Ben Midyette and James Emery Midyette, both of Engelhard. Mr. Midyette was involved in a number of organizations to include the Masons and Rotary Club. He was also s member of the La Jolla Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be conducted in La Jolla.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 2, 2006; pg. 12A)

MIDYETTE, Gertrude Ward

FAIRFIELD - Gertrude Ward MIDYETTE, 96, formerly of Fairfield, died Nov. 22 in Agnes Adcox Home, Rt. 7, Fayetteville, where she had resided for the past ten years. A native of Chowan County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norfleet Humphrey Ward and the widow of Allen Lindsay Midyette. She was a long time member of the former Fairfield Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Allen Midyette of Monson, Mass. and N.W. Midyette of Elizabethtown; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 28, 1991)

MIDYETTE, Gladys Baum

FAIRFIELD - Mrs. Gladys Baum MIDYETTE, 92, of Fairfield died March 16 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Emmett and Frances Swindell Baum. She was the widow of Henry Franklin Midyette. She taught in the public schools for many years in Marion, Fairfield, Erwin and Columbia. She later served as accountant and tax supervisor for Hyde County before her retirement. She was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church, the Fairfield Chapter, Order of Eastern Star and the Fairfield Book Club. Surviving are a son, Robert Eugene Midyette of Clearwater, Fla.; two daughters: Jane Alexander of Raleigh and Lyda Armstrong of Fairfield; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fairfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bobby Jordan, pastor and the Rev. Roger D. Paxton, former pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. The family suggests memorials may be sent to Fairfield United Methodist Church, Fairfield, N.C The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Armstrong in Fairfield. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service. Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 19, 1991)

MIDYETTE, Hassell Elwood

ENGELHARD - Hassell Elwood Midyette, 71, of Engelhard, died at his home Friday. A masonic graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday by the Mattamuskeet Lodge No. 328 A.F.& A.M. in Soule Cemetery. The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy J. Etheridge, Jr. on US 264 in Engelhard. A native of Hyde County, Midyette was the son of the late Frank and Georgia Ballance Midyette. He retired as a service station operator after 23 years. Midyette was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church and the York Rite Bodies. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army and Air Force. Midyette was an active mason and a member of the Mattamuskeet Lodge No. 328. He was a life member of the Knights Templar Foundation. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sunny Harris Midyette; a daughter, Mrs. Tommy J. (Barbara) Etheridge, Jr. of Engelhard; two sisters, Mrs. Clydia Selby and Mrs. Elma G. Harris, both of Engelhard, and two grandsons.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, April 8, 1989)

MIDYETTE, Hattie Lee Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Hattie Lee Gibbs MIDYETTE, 95, died Oct. 20 at Britthaven of Washington. A Hyde County native, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Ruffin and Hettie Helen Rose Gibbs and the widow of James Robert Midyette. She was a member of the Middletown Christian Church. Surviving are two sons: Wendell Midyette of Napa, California and Bruce E. Midyette of Engelhard; a daughter, Peggy Kennedy of Kinston; two step-daughters: Lola M. Gibbs and Lillian M. Spencer, both of Engelhard; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Midyette was preceded in death by a son, James Thomas Midyette in 1989, a daughter, Syble M. Eubanks in 1993, and a step-son, Belton Midyette in 1988. Funeral services were held Friday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery, Engelhard. Steve Bryan, lay speaker, conducted the service The family is at the home of Lola Gibbs. Bryan Funeral, service in Swan Quarter, handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 24, 1993)

MIDYETTE, SR., James Emery

James Emery MIDYETTE SR., 74, of Engelhard, and a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  Born in Hyde County, Nov. 20, 1928, he was the son of the late Benjamin Jackson and Julia Dep Neal Midyette. He was married to the former Dorothy Berry who died in 1998. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict and served as an engineer in the U.S. Army, was a retired farmer and a member of Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. The Rev. Azariah John Jeyakumar and Scott Sukeforth will officiate.  Surviving are three sons, James Emery Midyette Jr. and his wife, Rhoda, of Engelhard; Allen Dale Midyette and his wife, Pat, of Greenville, S.C.; and Jerry Van Midyette and his wife, Sherri, of Chapel Hill; a brother, Gerald Midyette of La Jolla, Calif.; a sister, Mary M. Thompson of Greenville; eight grandchildren; and his very special friend, Dorothy Spencer, a resident at Cross Creek.  Mr. Midyette was preceded in death by a brother, Ben Midyette.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Friday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Emery and Rhoda Midyette.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, August 22, 2003)

MIDYETTE, John Vernon

BELHAVEN - John Vernon MIDYETTE, age 84, a resident of New Lake Road, died Friday September 24, 2004 at his home. Funeral services will be held 2:30 PM Sunday September 26, 2004 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, conducted by Scott Askew. Burial will follow in the Mount Olive Church of Christ Cemetery. Vernon was born in the Germanton Community of Hyde County on January 22, 1920. He was the son of the late John Samuel Midyette and Ludie Mason Midyette. Vernon was a retired commercial fisherman. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Vernon was a member of the Mount Olive Church of Christ and the Ponzer Ruritan Club. On May 25, 1974, Vernon married the former Eloise Radcliffe who survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Glenn Blake and his wife, Tammy of Belhaven; one daughter, Lucretia Green and her husband, Bobby of Belhaven; two sisters: Kathleen M. Flowers of Scranton, Connie M. Cuthrell of Washington; three grandchildren: Malicia Green Braddy and her husband, Elton, Laura Blake and Jonathan Blake and two great grandchildren: Madison Braddy and Hunter Braddy. Vernon was preceded in death by three brothers: Cyril Midyette, William Midyette and Floyd Midyette and two sisters: Carmon S. Swindell and Cora Whitehurst. The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Saturday September 25, 2004 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at his home, 916 New Lake Road, Belhaven. Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Midyette Family.  (Hillside Funeral Home - Sunday, September 26, 2004)

MIDYETTE, June W.

July 31, 1946 - January 15, 2013 ---  June W. Midyette, 66, of Vanceboro and formerly of Hyde County, died late Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Vidant-Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  Born in Beaufort County, she was the daughter of the late David Pell Midyette, Sr. and Herman Gibbs Midyette. She was a graduate of the West Hyde School, spent most of her working years as a seamstress with Samson MFG. Co. and in later years worked as a nursing assitant with Hydeland Home Health. She attended Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Gary Saffell will officiate.  Surviving are two brothers, David P. Midyette, Jr. and wife, Sallie of Sladesville and Gary E. Midyette and wife, Judy of Sladesville; two sisters, Diane M. Moore of Vanceboro and Marie M. Buck of Chocowinity.  In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Inez Midyette in 2003.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, and other times at the home of her sister, Diane M. Moore, 1195 Chandler Rd., Vanceboro.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

MIDYETTE, Lois Von Cahoon

CHESAPEAKE - Lois Von Cahoon Midyette, 78, passed away May 15, 2008. She was born in Hyde County, NC to the late Carroll and Armetia Cahoon. Mrs. Midyette was a member of Great Bridge Church of Christ.  Left to cherish the memories are, her children, Ronnie C. Midyette and Maria, Mark K. Midyette and Tammy and Lori Ann Brothers and James; her grandchildren, Tony Naghiu and Leigh Anne, Justin Elkin and Nicole, Megan Bradley, Shawn Midyette, Malinda Brothers and Devan Bradley; great-grandchildren, Joel Naghiu, Nevaeh Elkin, and Ryland Elkin.  She is predeceased by her husband Maxton Ray Midyette, her son Michael Ray Midyette, her brothers, Crawford Cahoon, Lawson Cahoon and Ephron Cahoon; her sisters Mary Matilda Kelly and Elva Cartwright.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake. The funeral services will be Monday, 10:00 am at the funeral home. The burial will be held at 3:00 pm at Soule Cemetery, Hyde County, NC.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

MIDYETTE, McWaters Alexander

SWAN QUARTER - McWaters Alexander MIDYETTE, 77, of Second Street, died Thursday, December 2 at his home. Born in Lake Landing in Hyde County on October 28, 1922, he was the son of the late Banjamin Russell and Dolly Ball Midyette. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a retired chief engineer with the Merchant Marines. He moved back to Hyde County in 1984 from Glastonbury, Conn. and had made his home in Swan Quarter since. Surviving are four daughters: Pamela Coste and her husband Steve of Berlin, Conn., Elaine Ziegler of Sandisfield, Mass., Barbara Hillman and her husband Andrew of Weston, Conn., and Carol Froehlich and her husband Robert of Manchester, Conn.; two sisters: Maxine Perry of Old Line, Conn. and Sudie Nell Getchell of Brush Prairie, Washington; five grandchildren: Laura, Rebecca, Kate, Caroline, and Robert; and one great-grandson, Brandon. He was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Midyette and a sister, Grace Cardwell. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the gravesite in Soule cemetery. Steve Bryan will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 5, 1999; pg. 14A)

MIDYETTE, Maxton Ray

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Maxton Ray MIDYETTE, 72, of Frank Drive, died at his residence March 18. He was born in Swan Quarter on July 19, 1924, son of the late Carroll and Elizabeth "Betty" Ball Midyette. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Ray Midyette. Mr. Midyette was retired from Virginia Power as a boiler operator with 33 years service. He is survived by his wife, Lois Cahoon Midyette of the home; a daughter, Lori Bradley of Zuni, Virginia; two sons: Mark Midyette of Elizabeth City and Ronald Midyette of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters: Shirley Williams of Snow Hill and Dora Greene of Winston-Salem. A funeral will be conducted in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Leon Williams officiating. A graveside service will be conducted in Soule Cemetery at Swan Quarter at 3 p.m. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 20, 1997; pg. 10A)

MIDYETTE, Sallie Harris

Sallie Harris Midyette, 84, of 196 Lazy Lane, Engelhard, affectionately known by family and friends as "Sunny", died Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at Britthaven of Washington, where she had recently resided as a patient.  Born in Hyde County, March 26, 1923, she was the daughter of the late James Maliston and Victoria Cahoon Harris. She was married to Hassell Elwood Midyette in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1989. She and her husband operated the former Midyette Esso Station in Engelhard until 1985 and then operated Engelhard Texaco. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Hyde Chapter 213 where she was a Past Worthy Matron and Past Deputy Grand Matron and was a member of Engelhard Christian Church.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Family Plot in Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter. Scott Sukeforth, her pastor, and Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Midyette Etheridge and her husband, Tommy of Engelhard; two grandsons, Jay Etheridge and his wife, Sherry and Randy Etheridge; great-grandsons, Drake Etheridge, Dalton Etheridge and Deacon Etheridge.  Mrs. Midyette was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Harris, Liston Harris and William Harris; six sisters, Elma Dean Harris, Dorothy Gibbs, Nola Cahoon, Lucy Cahoon, Rena Gibbs and Mary Credle.  The family expresses their deepest gratitude to the administration and staff of Britthaven of Washington for their many acts of love and care that have been extended..  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening and other times at the home of Tommy and Barbara Etheridge in Engelhard.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, March 29, 2007)

MIDYETTE, Capt. T.W.

WASHINGTON, N.C.; Nov. 14 - The sloop "Cassie" from Albert's Bay in Hyde County bound to Washington with 785 pounds of fish consigned to E.B. Moore and C.H. Sterling, when off Indian Island last night, was run down by the Old Dominion Steamer "Albemarle", which cut her completely in two. Capt. T.W. MIDYETTE, in charge of the "Cassie", was drowned. Capt. Midyette was at the wheel and in attempting to cross the bow of the "Albemarle", missed his calculations. The "Cassie" was a sloop about 25 feet long and 14 feet on the beam and was owned by Tobe Silverstone [Silverthorne?] in Hyde County. Capt. Midyette was only 16 years of age and unmarried. (The Economist (Elizabeth City) - Friday, November 20, 1903)

MIDYETTE, William Gelason

NEW BERN - William Gelason MIDYETTE, 78, of Edwards Ave, died Monday at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the Christian Church in Hyde County and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served in the U.S. Army at Pearl Harbor at the time it was bombed. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cotton Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Sam Tyson officiating. Burial will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park. He is survived by his widow, Bertie Midyette; three step-sons: John Pete Reynolds of Bridgeton, J.T. Reynolds of Lakeland, Fla. and Dennis Reynolds of New Bern; one brother, Vernon Midyette of Hyde County; two sisters: Kathleen Flowers of Hyde County and Connie Cutrell of Washington; 6 step-grandchildren and 8 step-great-grandchildren. (Sun Journal (New Bern) - Monday, May 20, 1996)

MIDYETTE, William J. [John]

WILLIAM J. MIDYETTE PASSES WEDNESDAY - William J. Midyette, age 83 years, prominent farmer and business man of this city, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon. He became ill while on a business trip to Bath and was rushed to the local hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival at the local institution. Mr. Midyette was born in Hyde County on March 25, 1878, son of the late William and Mary Ann Midyette, and was engaged in farming and the seed business before moving to Washington in the mid-1920's. He helped organize the Blount-Midyette Co. in 1928 as a successor to the Mann-Blount Co. of this city and was manager of the new company until the time of his death. Mr. Midyette also owned and operated farms in Hyde and Beaufort County. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Washington and served for a number of years on the official board. Mr. Midyette was first married to Mattie Bridgeman of Hyde County, who died in 1930. He was married to Eva Sweatt of Columbus, Ga. in 1935 who survived. Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. John D. Stokes [Ruby]  of Greenville, NC; and several nieces and nephews. A son, William Thomas Midyette, died in 1926. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11:00 in the chapel of the Oden Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde G. McCarver officiating. Burial will be in Amity Church Cemetery in Hyde County at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. J.A. Williams will assist at the grave. Serving as active pallbearers will be: R.L. Gibbs, Durwood W. Payne, Joe Payne, Charles Payne, Ben Gaylord and Edwin Roper.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, September 14, 1961) [Obit kindly submitted by John Oden.]

MIDYETTE, William Warren Spencer
North Carolinian Advocate [Greensboro, NC] - Jan. 5, 1911
Submitted by Linda Lau

MILLER, Lula Jarvis

VIRGINIA BEACH - Lula Jarvis MILLER, 95, of the 1700 block of Seaboard Ave. died May 11, 1997, in Virginia Beach. A homemaker, she was a native of Hyde County, N.C., and the widow of Elton Leo Miller. She was a member of Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church, Chesapeake. Survivors include her niece, Loyce Jarvis Susco of Virginia Beach; a great-niece; a great-nephew; and close friends, Lillie Rider and her family of Chesapeake. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, by the Rev. John Andrews. Memorial donations may be made to Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church, Chesapeake. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is in charge. (Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, May 13, 1997; pg. 6B)

MILLER, Marion Eugene

SEVERN, N.C. - Marion Eugene Miller, 74, a former resident of Hyde County, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Uganda, Africa. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sarah Zook Miller; two daughters, Jan Beiler of Pantego, N.C.; and Donna Wagler of Crosshill, S.C.; six sons, Dale, Roger, and Wesley, all of Severn, N.C.; Gary of Pantego, N.C.; Wendell of Rutherfordton, N.C.; and Eric of La Esperanza, Mexico. He is also survived by 36 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. One great-grandchild preceded him in death.  Mr. Miller lived near Pantego in Grassy Ridge from 1965 to 2004 where he was pastor of Hope Mennonite Church and owner of Pantego Overhead Door Company. From 2004 to 2007, he was pastor at Cedar Fork Mennonite Church in Beulaville, N.C. From 2007, he served as pastor at Severn Mennonite Church in Severn, N.C. At the time of his death, he and his wife were in Jinja, Uganda, Africa, for a six month term serving under Lake Victoria Mennonite Mission.  The funeral will be held at Severn Mennonite Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 25.  Wright Funeral Home, Boykins, Va., has charge of arrangements.  Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. Revelation 14:13.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, July 23, 2008)

MILLER, Sallie Knox

SWAN QUARTER - Sallie Knox MILLER, 83, of Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, March 1 in Autumncare in Wilmington.  Born in Edgecombe County, July 27, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mamie Summerlin Knox.  She was married to William A. "Bill" Miller who preceded her in death.  She operated Sallie Miller's Florist in Swan Quarter for many years and was very active in church and community services.  She was a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church where she served as pianist and organist until her retirement.  A person of strong faith, she believed in and loved people and made great efforts in the Cancer Society work through the Hyde County Chapter.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at swan Quarter Baptist Church.  The Rev. C.L. Reynolds will officiate.  Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Surviving are a daughter, Joyce M. Edwards of Wilmington; a son, Clifton James of Greenville; a special daughter-in-law, Lynn Miller Guthrie of Greensboro; grandchildren: Leslie Carlyle, Rachel Michaelis and Katie Michaelis, Logan James, Black James and Storm James; and a great-grandchild, Lily Marie Carlyle.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Ward Miller, and several brothers and sisters.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Thursday evening from 7-8:30 p.m.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 3, 2005; pg. 12A)

MILLER, Willie James

Mr. Willie James Miller, 63, of 10 Nevada St., Boston, Mass., died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mount Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Scranton, with pastor Dennis Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Davis family cemetery, Scranton.  Mr. Miller was born in Selma, Ala., on June 19, 1945. He was the son of the late Solomon and Hattie Sturdivant Miller. He attended the Selma, Alabama Schools. He served in the Armed Forces. On July 1, 1967, he married Lovie D. Davis Miller, who survives. His employment was as a large machinery mechanic. He was affiliated with Shiloh Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Lovie Denise Thomas; one son, James Tyrone Miller; six brothers, Nathaniel Miller of Boston, Mass., Leon Miller of South Carolina, John Miller of Maryland, Samuel Ward Jr. of Nevada and Jessie Miller and Clarence Miller, both of Sacramento, Calif.; eight sisters, Charlotte Brantley, Lizzie Gooding and Addie Miller, all of Boston, Mass., Hattie Davis of North Carolina, and Carolyn Vinson, Doris Ward-Kamp, Martha Ward-Hunter and Opernia Ward-Pate, all of Sacramento, Calif.; stepmother, Eloise Ward-Miller of Sacramento, Calif.; several stepbrothers and sisters and two grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.  The family will receive friends Thursday from noon until 1 p.m. at Mount Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Scranton.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, July 23, 2008)

MITCHELL, Grace Spencer

HARRELLSVILLE - Grace Spencer Mitchell, 88, died Saturday April 1, 2006, at Fountain of the Albemarle in Tarboro, N.C. She was a native of Hyde County, the daughter of the late Samuel G. and Eva Williams Spencer. She was a graduate of East Carolina Teachers College, now East Carolina University, and a retired school teacher having taught in Hertford and Bertie County school systems. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Tarboro; a former member of Colerain Baptist Church; very active in the W.M.U; and a member of the local Home Demonstration Club. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Linwood Barnes Mitchell. Surviving are two daughters, Linda M. Amerson and husband Ike of Rocky Mount, N.C., Paula M. Morgan and husband Mike of Westfield, N.J.; one brother, Ray Spence of Swan Quarter, N.C.; three grandchildren, Brad Amerson of Greenville, N.C., Karen A. Obara of Kimberton, Pa., Jenise Morgan of Westfield, N.J.; and three great-grandchildren, Ford Amerson, Kendall Obara, Claire Obara. A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Mitchell will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, N.C., with the Rev. Shelby Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to services Tuesday.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, April 3, 2006)

MIZELL, Frances K. Cuthrell

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Frances K. Cuthrell MIZELL, 65, died Wednesday.  Frances was born on January 19, 1937 in Fairfield to the late Seth Benny Cuthrell and the late Katie Cox Knoroski.  She was predeceased by a brother, Garvin Ray Cuthrell.  Frances worked as a nursing assistant at Hills Home of the Aged and then chose a career as a private duty nurse until 1994.  She also attended Greenbriar Christian Church.  She is survived by her husband, David A. Mizell of Chesapeake; two daughters: Vicki Lynn Reynolds and husband Duane of E. Corinth, Vermont, and Kay Robinson Benoit and husband Michael of Vineland, New Jersey; a son, Rob Robinson of Knoxville, Tennessee; step-father, Michael Knoroski of Chesapeake; a step-daughter, Lisa Bizon and husband Mike of Castleton, Vermont; a step-son, Bobby McGee and family of Chesapeake; two granddaughters, a grandson, a great-grandson and a mother-in-law, Myrtle Mizell of Elizabeth City.  A service of remembrance was at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home in Chesapeake with the Rev. Joseph L. Gwynn, pastor of Reformed Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, officiating.  Interment will be private at a later date.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 11, 2002; pg. 14A)

MOKCSAY, Lillian Spencer

PORTSMOUTH - Lillian Spencer MOKCSAY, 84, of the 2300 block of Dellwood Road, died Aug. 27, 1991, in her home. Mrs. Mokcsay was born in Hyde County, N.C. She was a member of Portsmouth First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include her husband, Alexander S. Mokcsay; a son, Clarence E. Sheppard of Chesapeake; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Portsmouth First Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Nelson F. Fields. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. Friends may join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Sturtevant Funeral Home. (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, August 29, 1991; pg. 2D)

MONTAGUE, Bonnie Fulcher

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Bonnie Fulcher MONTAGUE, 93, died July 12 in her home. Mrs. Montague was born in Ocracoke and was the widow off William L. Montague. She was a member of Park Place United Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Donna Montague Moore of Virginia Beach; one brother, Woodrow W. Fulcher of Virginia Beach; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Francis Collins. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 15, 1993; pg. 6A)

MOONEY, Beaula Mae Williams

FAIRFIELD - Mrs. Beaula Mae Williams Mooney, 89, of 9629 North Lake Road, Fairfield died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Pleasant Grove Church of Christ with Leon Williams and Steve Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery.  Her grandsons, Jesse Gibbs Jr., Shelton Mooney, Jeremy Mooney, Patrick Mooney, William Spencer and Ricky Berry will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Mooney was born in Hyde County on Dec. 19, 1914. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Maranda Brinn Williams. She was married to Golden Mooney, who preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1999. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, where she served as pianist for many years.  Survivors include two sons, Leon Mooney of Belhaven and Donald Ray Mooney of Fairfield; three daughters, Dottie M. Gibbs and Prisilla M. Berry, both of Engelhard, and Kathy M. Spencer of Swan Quarter; one brother, Ashley Williams of Fairfield; three sisters, Louise W. Sawyer of Elizabeth City, Amelia "Sugar" Pledger of New Bern and Edna W. Lewis of Fairfield; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Orville Williams and one sister, Margaret W. Gibbs.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, November 6, 2004)

MOONEY, JR., Clifton Hudson

FAIRFIELD - Clifton Hudson MOONEY, JR. died Monday, March 1 in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. Born in Hyde County on February 26, 1924, he was the son of the late Clifton H. and Beda Hudson Mooney. He was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific with the First Marine Division Association. His working years were spent as a drag line operator and farmer. He was a member of the Fairfield Christian Church, Fairfield Lodge AF & AM, Orr Lodge in Washington, a former member of the American Legion in Tyrrell County, and served for many years on the school advisory board for the former West Hyde School and Mattamuskeet School. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Clark Mooney; a son, Clifton Clark Mooney of Plymouth; three daughters: Meredith M. Nicholson of Statesville, Holly M. Zuger of Gloucester, Va. and Lora M. Byrd of Fairfield; a sister, Marie M. Carawan; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by a brother, Lindsey G. Mooney; a sister, Dorothy Leigh Mooney and a grandson, William Moore Mooney. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mooney family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. Mr. William Booth will officiate and Masonic graveside rites will be offered by the Fairfield Lodge. Cherry Point Marine Base will provide Military Honor Guard. Friends may visit the family at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 2, 1999; pg. 6A)

MOONEY, Ella Mae

ENGELHARD - Ella Mae MOONEY, 73, of the Nebraska community, died Thursday, May 16, at her home. Born in Lake Landing Township on August 3, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Preston and Rosa Selby Mooney. Mrs. Mooney worked with the U.S. Post Office for 37 years prior to her retirement in 1980. Her service was devoted as substitute postal clerk and rural carrier at the former Lake Landing Post Office and later as postal clerk and substitute rural carrier at the Engelhard Post Office. She was a long-time member of the Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church at Nebraska where she was a teacher in the youth class of the Sunday school and active in the Women's Society. Surviving are a sister, Virginia M. Pugh of the Nebraska community; a nephew, Earl D. Pugh, Jr. and his wife Dianne; a great-nephew, Earl Dawson Pugh, III; and a great-niece, Carla Dianne Pugh, all of the Middletown community. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery with the Rev. L.R. Sparrow officiating. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 19, 1996)

MOONEY, Golden

FAIRFIELD - Golden MOONEY, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County, Feb. 23, 1913, he was the son of the late William and Clara Williams Mooney. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and was a retired farmer. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Tennessee during 1934. Surviving are his wife, Beaula Mae Williams Mooney; two sons: Leon Mooney of Winsteadville and Donald Ray Mooney of Fairfield; three daughters: Dottie M. Gibbs and Priscilla M. Berry of Engelhard and Kathy M. Spencer of Swan Quarter; three sisters: Sarah Stotesberry and Mattie Payne of Plymouth and Gladys Berry of Gum Neck; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Mr. Mooney was preceded in death by a son, Norman; brothers: Edward and Jim Mooney, and a sister, Sallie M. Payne. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Phil Emmert, Steve Bryan , Leon Williams and Raffael Farrow, Jr. have been asked to officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service of Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 21, 1999; pg. 6A)

MOONEY, James Allen

FAIRFIELD - James Allen MOONEY, 84, of Fairfield, died June 30 in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. Phil Emmert and Steve Bryan will officiate. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late David Francis and Annie Cutrell Mooney. He operated a general repair shop at his home for many years and attended Fairfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Maudie Pearl Watson Mooney. A son, Scottie Allen Mooney, died November 6, 1987. Pallbearers will be Doug Armstrong, Ed Watson, Tim Whitefield, Stevie Cutrell, Clifford Swindell, and Clark Mooney. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - July 2, 1991)

MOONEY, Karla Meekins

FAIRFIELD - Karla Meekins MOONEY, 43, of Fairfield, died March 20 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Belhaven, she was the daughter of Doris Gibbs Meekins of Engelhard and the late Hilton Linwood Meekins. She grew up in Stumpy Point and moved back to Hyde County in 1972. She had worked for several years for the N.C. Forestry Service and also had substituted for teachers at Cabin Swamp Christian Academy in Tyrrell County. She was a Sunday School teacher and an active member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Donald Ray Mooney; three children: Heather and Jeremy, both students at Roanoke Bible College in Elizabeth City, and Hilary Mooney of the home; her mother; her maternal grandmother, Nancy Gibbs of Engelhard; a brother, Hilton L. Meekins, Jr. of Bath; a sister Avis M. Mecolick of Kinston. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Pleasant Grove Church of Christ in Fairfield with Phil Emmert, minister, Leon Williams and Raffael Farrow, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 23, 1995)

MOONEY, SR., Lindsey Glenn

FAIRFIELD - Lindsey Glenn MOONEY, SR., 84, died Saturday afternoon, May 28, at his home. Born in Fairfield, Oct. 1, 1909, he was the son of the late Clifton and Beda Hudson Mooney. He operated a store for many years, worked in the Norfolk Shipyard and after World War II returned home where he spent the remainder of his working years farming. He was a member of the Fairfield Christian Church, Fairfield Lodge #520 A.F. & A.M. of which he was past master. He was married to Laura Pauline Blake Mooney who died July 21, 1991. Surviving are a son, Lindsey Glenn Mooney, Jr. of Fairfield; a daughter, Mrs. Linda M. Basnight of Swan Quarter; a brother, Clifton H. Mooney of Fairfield; a sister, Mrs. Marie M. Carawan of Elizabeth City; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; his special caregivers--Evelyn Campbell, Marian Cahoon and Shelton Harris. Funeral services were held Monday at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery, by William H. Booth and Steve Bryan. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 31, 1994)

MOONEY, Laura Pauline Blake

FAIRFIELD - Laura Pauline Blake MOONEY, 80, of Fairfield died at her home on July 21. A Fairfield native, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Maggie Spencer Blake. Long active in community affairs, she was a member of Fairfield Christian Church where she was active in the Loyal Women's Group, Fairfield Chapter #247, Order of Eastern Star, and the Fairfield Cemetery Circle. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the family plot in the Fairfield Cemetery. Bruce Harden and Steve Bryan will conduct the service. Surviving are her husband, Lindsay Glenn Mooney; a son, Lindsey Glenn Mooney, Jr. of Fairfield; a daughter, Linda Mooney Basnight of Swan Quarter; a brother, Elbert G. Blake of Kitty Hawk. Grandchildren include Paula Mooney Davis of Fairfield, Edward G. Basnight of Swan Quarter, Angela Carol Mooney and Lindsey Glenn Mooney, III, both of Fairfield and several great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - July 23, 1991)

MOONEY, Mae Dunbar

FAIRFIELD - Mae Dunbar MOONEY, 85, died Friday, October 6 at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Born in Hyde County on Oct. 28, 1914, she was the daughter of the late John Roland and Caddie Virginia Owens Dunbar. She was the widow of Ernest Edward Mooney who died in 1990. Mrs. Mooney was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are a daughter, Violet M. Tedrick of Elizabeth City; a brother, Edward Dunbar of Marietta, Ga.; three sisters: her twin, Alice D. Lewis of Fairfield, Mary D. Brickhouse of Aurora and Caddie Virginia Burney of Tallahassee, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Mooney was preceded in death by a son, Robert Gray Mooney in 1982; brothers: David, John and Curtis Dunbar; and sister, Oma Doane. Funeral services were held Oct. 9 at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Gene Woolard and Phil Emmert officiated. Burial followed in Fulford Cemetery. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 10, 2000; pg. 10B)

MOONEY, Maudie Pearl Watson

FAIRFIELD - Maudie Pearl Watson Mooney, 83, of Newlands Road, died at her home on Sunday, January 3.  Born in Fairfield, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Meta Cutrell Watson.  She was married to James Allen Mooney who preceded her in death.  During her working years, she operated her own beauty shop for some time and later worked with Hyde County Schools as a teacher's assistant, a bus driver and a librarian prior to her retirement at O. A. Peay School in Swan Quqrter. She was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Fairfield United Methodist Church.  Rev. Valerie Ballance and Steve Bryan will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Fairfield Cemetery.  Among survivors are a nephew, Ed Watson of Swan Quarter; nieces, Minnie Lou Cutrell of Swan Quarter, Janet Eburn of Fairfield and Martha Armstrong of Ponzer.  She was also preceded in death by a son Scottie Allen Mooney; sisters, Meta (Baby) Cutrell and Christine Singleton; brothers, Jim, Pat, Henry, Clifton and Harold Watson.  The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service and at other times at the home of Janet and Sam Eburn, 1557 Newlands Road, Fairfield.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 5, 2010; pg. 11A)

MOONEY, Myrtle Cox

Mrs. Myrtle C. Mooney 100, of 1719 Quarter Rd, Swan Quarter, died Tuesday January 15, 2008, at Cross Creek Health Care Center where she had been a patient.  Born in Fairfield, NC, March 21, 1907 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Onetia G. Cox.  Mrs. Mooney was married to Dallas Mooney who preceded her in death, she was a longtime member of the Fairfield Christian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Fairfield Chapter # 247.  Funeral services will be held at 3: 00 p.m. Friday at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery with Ray Everton officiating.  Surviving are, one daughter, Joyce M. Ballance and husband Allen of Fairfield; a son , Orville L. Mooney and wife Reba of Greenville and one sister , Geneva Keech of Plymouth.  Four grandchildren; Darlene B. Carawan and husband Ted of Belhaven; Royce Ballance and wife Phyllis of Fairfield; Mitchell Ballance and wife Gwen of Fairfield and Kerry M. Cannon of Williamsburg V.A. Nine great grandchildren; Sheiley Carawan, Daniel Carawan, Georgia Ballance, Madison Ballance, Alaina Binkley, Haley Ballance and Chelsea Balance, Jack Cannon Jr. and Tony Cannon; two great great-grandchildren; Alyssa Binkley and De’siree Binkley.  She was preceded in death by a stepson, Hubert Mooney, three brothers; Ralph Cox, Dave Cox, Thomas Cox  and a step brother Guy Cuthrell, a step sister Inez Williams. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter, NC.  (Bryan Funeral Service obituary)

MOONEY, SR., Shelton Leon

Shelton Leon Mooney, Sr. 63, of 475 Pamlico Beach Road, Belhaven died Friday, June 19, 2009, at his home.  Born in Hyde County, November 11, 1945, he was the son of the late Golden and  Beaula Mae Williams Mooney.  He graduated from the former Engelhard School and attended Beaufort County  Community where he received an Associate Degree in Police Science.  He served in the U. S. Army in the HHC-35th Engineer Group in Cam Rahn Bay, Viet Nam, worked with the County of Hyde as Building Inspector until his retirement and was a member of VietNam Veterans organization and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a member of Tri-County Ruritan Club where he was a former president. His passion was carpentry and building and his grandchildren held a special place in his heart.  He was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Phil Emmert will officiate.  Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery with Leon Williams and Steve Bryan  officiating in the graveside service.  Surviving are his wife, Janelle Guthrie Mooney; son, Shelton L. Mooney, Jr., wife, Lauren and daughters, Brenna and Anna of Germantown, MD; Patrick I Mooney, wife, Shana, children, Blaine and Anisa of  Belhaven; daughters, Shara D. Chilcoat, husband Ken, children, K. C. and Nellie of Engelhard, Phoebe C. Garrish, husband, Bradley of Greenville; brother, Donald Ray Mooney of Fairfield; sisters, Dottie M. Gibbs and Priscilla M. Berry both of Engelhard; two very special friends, Jennifer Burgard and Rebecca Mitchem.  In addition to his parents, Leon was preceded in death by brother, Norman Mooney; sister, Kathy Spencer; grandsons, Thomas and Theodore.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, June 19, 2009)

MOONEY, Thelma Armstrong

Thelma Armstrong MOONEY, 81, of North Lake Road, Fairfield, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 5, 2003, at Cross Creek Health Care Center.  Born in Hyde County, Nov. 11, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Edward Dewey and Annie Belle Spencer Armstrong. She was the widow of James Hamilton Lewis Mooney and was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the gravesite in Fulford Cemetery. Leon Williams will officiate.  Surviving are a son, Jimmy Randall Mooney and wife Vickie of Cobbs Creek, Va.,; a son-in-law, Scott Sukeforth of Engelhard; two brothers, Henry Armstrong of Chesapeake, Va., and Dennis Armstrong of Elizabeth City; three sisters, Milford Watkins of Virginia Beach, Va., Marjorie Midgett of Stumpy Point, and Myrtle Williams of Elizabeth City; two grandsons, Terry Riggins and David Riggins, both of Illinois; five great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Mooney was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Lou Sukeforth; a sister, Mrs. Georgie Mason and a granddaughter, Della Riggins.  Due to post hurricane conditions at Bryan Funeral Service, the family will receive friends at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ on North Lake Road beginning at 11 a.m. Friday until the hour of the service.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, November 7, 2003)

MOORE, Anna Bell Sawyer

RALIEGH - Anna Bell "Tinney" Sawyer MOORE, 75, of Raleigh, died in the Wake Regional Medical Center July 19. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late George and Julia Greene Sawyer. She was the widow of Samuel David "Wilbur" Moore. She was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ. She is survived by two daughters: Anna Myrtle Moore Young of Knightdale and Wilma Greene Moore O'Neal of Raleigh; two sisters: Bessie Corey of Washington and Viola Day of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one grandson and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Paul Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Bob Braziel and Oreon Day, Jr. Burial was in the Oakdale Cemetery. The family is at the home of James and Colleen Moore Lupton at Respess St., Washington. Arrangements were by Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 26, 1992)

MOORE, Augusta

ENGELHARD - Augusta MOORE, 88, died December 4 at Cross Creek Healthcare in Swan Quarter. Mr. Moore was born in Hyde County, January 26, 1913. He was the son of the late Henry and Sarah B. Moore. He was a member of St. Mary Baptist Church in Swan Quarter and did general labor. Surviving are his wife, Ella Mae Moore, of Belhaven; a daughter, Gloria Moore of Belhaven; five step-sons: Dennis Benston of Engelhard, Keyes Benston, Jr. of Raleigh, Prentis Benston of Elizabethtown, Gary Benston and Kim Benston, both of Engelhard; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at St. Mary Baptist Church with burial in Green Hill Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 9, 2001; pg. 14A)

MOORE, Edna Nixon

Edna Nixon MOORE, 82, died Sept. 3, 1996.  Born in Engelhard, N.C., she was a retired salesperson of Liberal Clothing Store. She was a member of South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church, Chesapeake.  Survivors include her husband, Ervin Warren Moore Sr.; four daughters, Winnie Payne Robbins of Tustin, Calif., Jane Moore Young of Hertford, N.C., Julie Moore Noble of Virginia Beach, Joyce Moore March of Suffolk; a son, Ervin Warren Moore Jr. of [rest of obituary missing]  (The Virginian-Pilot - September 4, 1996; pg. B4)

MOORE, Ida Ruth

NORFOLK - Ida Ruth ``Miss Ruth'' MOORE of the 900 block of Tennyson St., died Saturday, May 6, 1995, in Sentara Leigh Hospital. Mrs. Moore, a native of Hyde County, N.C., was the daughter of George Howard and Gertrude B. Howard Elliot. She was a member of New Galilee Baptist Church. She was the retired co-owner of New Carolina Restaurant, formerly on Church Street in Norfolk. From 1944 until 1985, Mrs. Moore and her husband operated one of the finest restaurants in Norfolk. When a customer entered New Carolina Restaurant, they knew they would be greeted with a smile and would be served one of the most delectable meals ever. In 1985 the restaurant closed its doors after 41 years of fine service to Norfolk residents. She was also a member of the Evergreen Social and Savings Club. Survivors include her husband, Quincy Moore Jr. of the home; a daughter, Ruth A. Jackson of Chesapeake; a sister, Beadie H. Hunter of Chesapeake; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Martha Gilliam and Judith Barrett; and several nieces and nephews, among them James Wescott and Walter Wescott. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in New Galilee Baptist Church, 1013 Great Bridge Blvd., by the Rev. Anderson Foreman and the Rev. Charles Moore. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Riddick Funeral Service. The family will be at the funeral home from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. (Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, May 9, 1995; pg. 8B)

MOORE, Inez E.

HYDE COUNTY - Inez E. MOORE, 78, of Route 1, died Oct. 16, 1993. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Mount Pilgrim Disciples Church. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, in charge. (Virginian-Pilot - October 21, 1993; pg. 2D)

MOORE, John Thomas

ENGELHARD - John Thomas MOORE, 44, died August 1 in Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Mr. Moore was born in Hyde County. He is survived by one daughter, Jolissa Moore, and two sons, Mark A. Moore and Jamicah Moore, all of Washington; one sister, Gloria J. Moore of Bayboro; and three brothers: Curtis R. Moore of Manteo, Willie G. Shaw and George E. Moore, both of Engelhard. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. at Faithful Hannah Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Brown Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 5, 1999; pg. 12A)

MOORE, L.P.

ENGELHARD - L.P. MOORE, 70, of the Gullrock Community, Engelhard, died yesterday at his home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Brooks Cemetery in Gullrock. A native of Beaufort County, Moore was the son of the late Matthew and Annie Windfield Moore. Moore was a retired Civil Service worker and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Bethany Methodist Church. Moore is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Pugh Moore; a son, W.I. "Billy" Moore of Norfolk, Va.; two daughters: Mrs. Ann Boyd of Virginia Beach, Va. and Mrs. Joyce Hopkins of Cheyenne, Wyoming; three step-daughters: Mrs. Judy Brayton of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mrs. Karen Cole of Omaha, Nebraska, and Mrs. Lori Daniels of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers: Lenol Moore of Washington and Edward Moore of Virginia Beach; two sisters: Mrs. Beryl Lex of Chesapeake, Va. and Mrs. Lenay Woolard of Tampa, Florida; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, July 5, 1989; pg. 5A) [Kindly submitted by Kathryn B. "Kitty" Humphries.]

MOORE, Sue

HYDE COUNTY CHIPS - Mrs. Sue MOORE, widow of the late Richard Moore, died at her home on Sunday morning last. The funeral was on Monday by Rev. J.B. Parson. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, September 6, 1894; pg. 1; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

MOORE, Webster

Mr. Webster Moore Sr., 83, a resident of 663 Palm St., Belhaven, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Sladesville-Credle Road, Scranton. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, November 5, 2011)

MORESLENDER, Sarah

This dear sister was born in Hyde County November 22nd, 1854. Her parents both died during her early childhood, and thus in the Providence of the Allwise God her lot was cast in the hospitable home of her uncle, the late Elder M. A. Sawyer, who reared her to womanhood. In the winter of 1873 he moved to Goose Creek Island, Pamlico County. She was married to C. T. A. Moreslender April 28th, 1878, and to this happy couple were born five children, two sons and three daughters. Ere long it pleased the Lord in His mercy abounding to sinners, to arrest her for the sins she had done and her conviction was deep and pungent. Her precious Redeemer led her forth in a way that she knew not, in paths that she had not known, and made her acquainted with all the wormwood and the gall.

But at length after she had been sufficiently tried, the blessed Spirit of life, light and love, vivfyingly, cherishingly hovered over her poor soul, and there was life and light. Presently the glorious star of hope leaped into space, that is in the firmament of the gospel heavens, and she found a balm in Gilead, a healing physician there, and she was gloriously reconciled unto her God. On Saturday before the 4th Sunday in July 1893, she went before the church at Goose Creek Isle and related the wonderful dealings of the Lord with her poor soul, and how that He had given her a good hope through grace to trust in the merits of the crucified Redeemer. She was unanimously received and baptized on Sunday following by Elder J. R. Rowe. About date of 1907 they moved to Beaufort county, her membership however, remained with the church at Goose Creek till her decease, which occurred May 15th, 1917, making her sojourn in this sin cursed world 62 years, 5 months and 23 days. The King of terrors, and terror to kings, that last, that potent enemy, that relentless tyrant, who being armed by man's rebellion, and the strength of a violatel law had been roaming in every country, and the earth and sea, a stranger to pity, a foe to sympathy, and human kindness, with his scythe he has laid the earthly race like the mowers withering grass, and all the glory of man has fallen before his triumphant march. This dreadful enemy therefore, having no respect for neither age nor sex, high or low, king or peasant, master or slave, invaded the earthly mansion house of this tried and afflicted saint of God, and it tottered and fell. It was the sad privilege of the writer to be near her bedside, although absorbed in deep sympathy and anxiety, and see the final dissolution of her earthly tabernacle, the silver cord slipped loose without a sound. At the age of 62 years her frame was overcome by the burden of increasing infirmities. The machine was worn out, it had done its appointed work and was done. I looked upon the face of that clay, calm and tranquil in death, with not one muscle distorted, and as I beheld I saw stamped upon her clay the impress of the light of heaven, leaving the features placid and beautiful in death. In the midst of that miserable gloom I thought of the retinue of that throng of majestic Seraphims (ministering Spirits) waiting in silent and solemn grandeur to escort her immortal spirit into the benign presence of the Deity, and an innumerable company of angels to enjoy the beatitude of heavenly bliss for evermore.

The writer had been personally acquainted with sister Moreslender 47 years. Her character was above reproach, her disposition was mild, friendly and kind, tender towards the erring ones, always. manifesting deep sympathy for the unfortunate, ready at all times to make sacrifices to supply their needs. It was her delight to feed the hungry and to entertain strangers. She was a very industrious and hard working woman and a moral wife. It seemed to be her pleasure at all times to administer to her husband's happiness. She was a tender and affectionate mother, much devoted to her children. She always filled her seat at meeting time unless she was providentially hindered. But now O sad, that she is gone! Her seat is vacant. We all miss her O, so much! She is missed by her bereaved and sorrowing husband and her grief stricken children, in the family circle. Her chair is vacant by the hearth, her sweet and soothing voice is no longer heard in counsel to her children. Her graceful figure will be seen in and around the home no more, or elsewhere on earth, but listen, dear ones, dry those tears, sorrow not as those the have no hope, she is lost though lost to earth alone, she is ineffably blest far beyond all that you can see or, think. She cannot come to you but you can go to her; the Lord, giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be His Holy name. This dear sister's husband and four children survive her, one son and three daughters and twenty grandchildren to mourn their loss, one son, C. J. Moreslender, having preceded her only twelve months and twelve days to the tomb.

Dear reader, permit me to state just here; as I have omitted this item of the narrative, that this was the beginning of her dissolution. She yielded to her weakness and was overcome with grief that her health gave way, and she continued to sink down little by little, finally becoming despondent and a complication of diseases set in, and her physical strength continued to decrease. She sustained her bitter afflictions with a great degree of Christian fortitude, never murmuring or complaining, but seeming to be entirely resigned to the will of God. She expressed a willingness to die, that the sting of death was all that she dreaded, and that she was loath to go and leave her husband and children behind. All was done for her that loving hands could do, but the grim monster death could not be bribed to friendship or compromise thereby, or touched with pity. On May 16th her cold and lifeless, form was conveyed from her home to the cemetery on the north side of Pamlico River, and after the funeral service by Elder D.W. Topping to a large assembly of sympathizing friends, her clay was laid to rest by the side of her son, C. J. Moreslender to await there in the awful solitude and gloom of the grave, with not a sound to break the silence which is mysteriously sublime, and the gloom deep and broad. Then 0 rapturous that the piercing eye of omniscience looks down from heaven and watches over her sleeping dust, not one atom will stray beyond the broad range of his gaze, until that silence shall have been broken by the tomb rending shout of the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Then she shall awake in his likeness, that corruption shall put on incorruption and that mortal shall put on immortality. Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, "death is swallowed up in victory." That relentless foe shall be forever destroyed under his feet, and that soul stirring acclamation heralded by all the victorious throng. Great and marvelous are thy works Lord God Almighty, just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. [signed] T.R. Sawyer.

(Zion's Landmark - August 1, 1917) [Kindly submitted by Kathryn B. "Kitty" Humphries who states the following: Charles Moreslender, age 23, married Sarah E. Sawyer, age 23, on April 28, 1878 in Pamlico County, N.C. Charles was the s/o Charles & Nancy E. (Dukes) Moreslender and Sarah was the d/o Tilman & Mozella Sawyer.]

MORRIS, David W.

PONZER - Funeral services for David W. MORRIS, highly respected Ponzer resident, were conducted Monday at 3 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Church of Christ at Ponzer by the pastor, James E. Gibbons. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Morris, 68, passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday morning at 6 a.m. of a heart attack. His wife, Mrs. Winifred Dunn Morris preceded him in death on June 26th of this year. Survivors are one son, Carlton Morris of Gatesville; three daughters: Mrs. Beverly Rice of Bridgeton, Mrs. A.T. Foreman of Ponzer, and Mrs. H.L. Brown of Gates; 7 grandchildren; one brother, Lewis Morris of Wilson; one sister, Mrs. John Rice of Lowland; and one half-brother, Bonner Morris of the U.S.A.F. (The Coastland Times - Friday, November 26, 1954; pg. 8)

MORRIS, Isabella O'Neal

OCRACOKE - Isabella O’Neal MORRIS, 80, died Monday, December 26, 2005 at the Ocracoke Medical Center. She was born in Ocracoke and was a retired School Teacher for the public schools and was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late William O’Neal and Eliza Scarborough O’Neal and was the widow of Lennis Morris.  She is survived by two nieces; Edith Russell of Harkers Island, and Lillian Brinkman of the Washington D.C. area; two nephews; Billy Willis of Harkers Island and John Wells of Ocracoke; one sister-in-law, Dora Johnson O’Neal of Harkers Island. She was preceded in death by two sisters; Margery Willis and Ludicie Wells; one brother, Ivey O’Neal and one nephew, Larry O’Neal.  A celebration of life will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Joyce Reynolds officiating. Burial will take place in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday, December 29, 2005 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Wednesday, December 28, 2005)

MORRIS, Julia Weston

ENGELHARD - Julia Weston MORRIS, 94, died February 10 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of Hyde County, she was born October 18, 1904. She was a resident of Engelhard and was employed in seafood processing as a crab picker. Survivors include one daughter, Beadie Terrell of Hollis N.Y.; and one son, Hollie Collins of Brooklyn, N.Y; 23 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Byrd officiating. Burial was in Brown Memorial Cemetery. Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 16, 1999; pg. 14A)

MORRIS, Linda Gibbs

CHESAPEAKE - Linda Gibbs MORRIS, 54, of the 2500 block of Pringle Drive, a retired cafeteria worker, died Oct. 7, 1993, in her residence. Mrs. Morris was born in Swan Quarter, N.C., and was a Baptist. She was retired from the Chesapeake public schools. Survivors include her husband, Ellis Ray Morris; one daughter, Renee Throneburg of Chesapeake; three sons, Bryon Morris and Wayne Morris, both of Chesapeake, and Lynn Morris of Statesville, N.C.; 3 sisters; 3 brothers; and 6 grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Gary H. McClenney. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, from 2 to 4 p.m. today. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, October 10, 1993; pg. 2B)

MORRIS, Winfred Dunn

PONZER - Funeral services for Mrs. Winfred Dunn MORRIS of Ponzer were held at the Mount Olive Church of Christ Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. conducted by Rev. M.L. Ambrose of Creswell. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Morris, wife of D.W. Morris of Ponzer, passed away in Pungo District Hospital at Belhaven Saturday at 1 p.m. following an illness of several weeks. She was 67 years old, daughter of the late Jim and Minerva Dunn of Ponzer. Surviving besides her husband, are one son, Carlton Morris of Gatesville; three daughters: Mrs. Doris Rice of Bridgeton, Mrs. A.T. Foreman of Ponzer, and Mrs, Margaret Brown of Gates; four sisters: Mrs. K. Downie of Washington, D.C., Mrs. J.F. Manning of Ponzer, Mrs. W.C. Raylor and Mrs. Josephine Brewer of Norfolk; five brothers: John, Percy and Fred Dunn of Norfolk, Hugh Dunn of Stonewall and Talmadge Dunn of Bangor, Maine; and 7 grandchildren. (The Coastland Times - Friday, July 2, 1954; pg. 4)

MOSELEY, Rosalind Clara

SWAN QUARTER - Rosalind Clara MOSELEY, 93, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter and a former patient at Heritage Care in Elizabeth City, died Thursday, November 2, at Cross Creek. She was a former resident of Curlew Drive, Norfolk, Va. Born in Craven County on December 31, 1906, she was the daughter of the late James Wood and Amilea Frances Willis. She was the widow of James D. Moseley who died August 12, 1973. Surviving are five grandchildren: Frances V. Cuthrell of Fairfield, Willard Vaughan of Hertford, Joyce V. Cahoon of Fairfield, Jackie Ann Vaughan of Chesapeake, Va. and Elizabeth V. Cowell of Elizabeth City; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Frances Culpepper Gibbs in January 1995 and a son, Richard Willis; brothers, William Willis and James Ronald Willis; and sisters, Helen Willis and Thelma White. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the family plot in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Spruce Section, Norfolk, Va. Raffael Farrow, Jr. will officiate. Visitation is at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter and at other times at the home of Lonnie and Joyce Cahoon of the Kilkenny community. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 5, 2000; pg. 7A)

MOSHER, Irene Pabo

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. July 2 at Ocracoke United Methodist Church in Ocracoke, N.C., for Irene Pabo Mosher of Eugene. She died May 14 of age-related causes at age 87.   She was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Omsk, Siberia, to Emil And Clavdia Nikolaevna Pabo. She married Paul Mosher on July 26, 1941, in Hempstead, N.Y.   She had worked as a research chemist for the U.S. Navy Surface Weapons Center.   Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Anne Dalton of St. Cloud, Minn., Grace Swanson of Eugene, Lucille Miller of Doylestown, Pa., and Mary Mosher of Nanjemony, Md.; a son, Frederick of Port Orange, Fla.; a brother, Waldemar Pabo of Hilton, N.Y.; a sister, Vera Juncosa of Pacific, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.   Remembrances to Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Ocracoke, NC 27960.  (The Register-Guard [Eugene, OR] - May 25, 2006)

MOSHER, Paul Ray

Paul Ray Mosher died peacefully at Coquina Center in Ormond Beach, FL on July 1, 2010. He was 93. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Irene Pabo Mosher. Paul was born in Dillon, MT, the son of Esek Ray Mosher and Eleanor Marie {Schmidt} Mosher. He was the father of Anne Dalton (St Cloud, MN), Grace Swanson (Eugene, OR), Frederick Ray Mosher (Port Orange, FL), Lucille Miller (Doylestown, PA), and Mary Mosher (Nanjemoy, MD). He had 11 grandchildren: Lloyd Dalton, Thomas Dalton, Joseph Dalton, Mark Swanson, Carl Swanson, Todd Swanson, Eleanor {Mosher} Gillispie, Jennifer {Mosher} Kimbrough, Suzanne {Miller} Kenney, Daniel Miller, and Irene Posey. He also had ten great-grandchildren: Kaele Culver, June Dalton, Rowan Swanson, Sienna Swanson, Alexa Swanson, Henry Gillispie, Grayson Gillispie, Micah Kenney, Elizabeth Miller, and Christine Miller. He graduated from the College of the City of New York and Columbia University in Chemical Engineering. During his career he received 10 U.S. patents. While working for the U.S. Navy in Indian Head, MD he was awarded a Presidential citation for his torpedo work. Paul lived in many locations: Chapel Hill, NC; Cambridge, MA; New York, NY; Richardson Park, DE; Indian Head MD; Ocracoke Island, NC; Liberty, MO; Eugene, OR; and finally Ormond Beach, FL. Throughout his life he enjoyed traveling and loved to visit historic sites that had guns, canons, and forts. While he was in his 80's, he even published a book Pieces of Eight and Ocracoke and learned to play the saxophone. He was a member of NARFE, the Masonic Lodge, and the American Chemical Society. While living on Ocracoke Island, NC, he volunteered for the Ambulance Squad whereas in Liberty, MO, he volunteered in the Dietary and Pharmacy sections of Liberty Hospital. There will be a Memorial service at United Methodist Church, Ocracoke, NC at 11 a.m. on October 23, 2010.  (Daytona Beach News-Journal - August 15, 2010)

MOSS, Catherine Greene

Catherine G. MOSS, 67, of Pittman St., Farmville, daughter of the late Phillip and Florence Greene, was born on Aug. 11, 1936 in Swan Quarter, and went to her eternal home on Monday, Oct. 6, 2003 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Job's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Swan Quarter. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Hyde County.  She leaves to cherish her loving memories: three brothers, Willie E. Greene (Mary) of Alexandria, Va., Ivy Greene (Jackie) of Fayetteville and Phillip Greene Jr. of Swan Quarter; one half brother, Donald Credle of Norfolk, Va.; two half sisters, Gwendolyn Lancaster (Clemmon) of Far Rockaway, N.Y., and Carolyn Credle of Washington, D.C.; one uncle, Ira Holloway (Lizzie Ann) of Sladesville.; one niece, raised as her daughter, MaraVaughn Terine Holloway of Swan Quarter; nieces, Bettie Greene of North Brunswick, N.J., Paulette Jones of Atlanta, Ga., Yvette Bennett of Columbia, S.C.; nephews, Johnnie Holloway Jr. of Petersburg, Va., Joe W. Holloway (Theresa) of Sumpter, S.C., and Swan Quarter, Linwood G. Holloway of Swan Quarter, Floyd Holloway (Dorene) of Swan Quarter, Alonza Holloway of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Arthur L. Greene of North Carolina, and William Greene of New York; great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews; one special friend and companion, Charles Carney of Farmville; a special friend and neighbor, R. Bobby Cotton of Farmville, and a host of other relatives and friends.  Visitation hour will be Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Joyner's Mortuary Memorial Chapel in Farmville.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, October 10, 2003)

MURRAY, JR., David

Mr. David Murray Jr., 73, a resident of 26675 U.S. Highway 264 East, Engelhard, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at St. Lydia Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter, with the Rev. Robert Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church’s cemetery.  Mr. Murray was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Hyde County. He was the son of the late Samuel Murray and Minnie Gibbs Murray. He attended Hyde County public schools. Mr. Murray retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation. He was a member of St. Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include a daughter, Jean Collins of Engelhard; a sister, Mamie Spruill of New York, N.Y.; two brothers, Armando Murray of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Emmit Murray of Swan Quarter; and several grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lee Cooper, and three brothers, Samuel Murray, William Murray and Horace Murray.  The family will receive friends at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, February 27, 2007)

MURRAY, Edward Napoleon

Edward Napoleon MURRAY, 67, died Monday, December 22, at his home in Fairfield, Hyde County.  He was a member of the Methodist Church, attended State College, and was a farmer all of his life.  He was the son of the late William Durant Murray and Elizabeth Spencer Murray.  He is survived by his wife, Ella Selby Murray; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Murray Cooper of Windsor, N.C.; and two grandsons: Jerry Ward of the U.S. Air Force and Murray Ward, a student at the University of North Carolina.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 24, at the Methodist Church at 11:00 with interment at Fairfield Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 9, 1959; pg. 5)

MURRAY, Eleanor B.

HYDE COUNTY - Mrs. Eleanor B. MURRAY, wife of the venerable Riley Murray of Lake Landing in Hyde County, N.C., departed this life after a protracted illness, at the home of her husband on January 3. (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Tuesday, January 12, 1892)

MURRAY, Ella Pearl Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Ella Pearl Gibbs Murray of 1166 Farrow Fork Road, Engelhard, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements will be announced by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, June 1, 2006)

Mrs. Ella Pearl Gibbs Murray, 67, of 1166 Farrow Fork Road, Engelhard, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Charlie Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery, Engelhard.  Mrs. Murray was born in Hyde County on Dec. 24, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Geneva G. Gibbs. She attended the Hyde County schools. She was married to Henry A. Murray Sr., who survives. She was a member of Saint Mary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Survivors include one son, Henry A. Murray Jr. of Engelhard; two brothers, George H. Gibbs of Cylo, Ga., and Willie Gibbs Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four sisters, Eva Gibbs of Engelhard, Annie Burrus of Fairfield, Myrtle Gibbs of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Barbara Gibbs of Fayetteville; and six grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Theressa Diane Murray, and siblings, Andrew Gibbs, Mary Green and Gladys G. Fonville.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, June 3, 2006)

MURRAY, Emmitt Edward

Mr. Emmitt Edward Murray, 82, of 24941 U.S. Highway 264 East, Swan Quarter, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Cross Creek Health Care.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in St. Lydia Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter, with the Rev. Robert Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Murray was born in Hyde County on Sept. 1, 1925. He was the son of the late Rosa and Sam Murray Sr. He attended the Hyde County Schools. He was a member of St. Lydia Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was an active participant of the Hyde County Missionary Baptist Association.  Survivors include one brother, Armlee Murray of New York; one sister, Elizabeth A. Spruill of New York; three surrogate sisters, Beadie Spencer of Yanceyville and Annie Howard and Della Spencer, both of Swan Quarter; and one surrogate brother, James Shelton of Swan Quarter.  The family will receive friends at the home of her surrogate sister, Della Spencer, 29 St. Lydia Road, Swan Quarter.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, August 29, 2008)

MURRAY, Jabin Roman R.

ENGELHARD - Jabin Roman R. MURRAY, 83, died February 6 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Mr. Murray was a member of Faithful Hannah Baptist Church and a farmer. He was born Feb. 6, 1917 in Hyde County, son of the late James H. and Laura G. Murray. Surviving are his wife, Sarah B. Murray of Engelhard; sons: James N. Murray of Brooklyn, N.Y., Randolph Murray of Columbia, Donnie Murray of Engelhard, Rodney Murray of Manteo, and Reuben Murray of Engelhard; daughters: Rena Holder of Pennsylvania, Marlyn Davis of Brooklyn, Carolyn Nooks of Wisconsin, Jane Midgett, Ella Murray and Alice Hawkins, all of Manteo; one brother, Amos Murray of Wilson; two sisters: Ethel Johnson of Brooklyn and Annie M. Spencer of Engelhard; 34 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at Faithful Hannah Baptist Church with burial in Murray Family Cemetery in Engelhard. Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 11, 2001; pg. 14A)

MURRAY, Mary Willis

SWAN QUARTER - Mary Willis Simpson MURRAY, 83, died March 1 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Mrs. Willis was born September 29, 1918 in Hyde County. She was the daughter of the late William R. and Georgeann O. Simpson. She was a member of Star of Zion Church of Christ in Fairfield and had worked as a domestic. She is survived by her husband, Pollis Murray, Jr. of Swan Quarter; one daughter, Eva Ferebee of Fairfield; three sisters: Etta B. Hughes of Baltimore, Md., Thelma Howard of Scranton, and Omie Barrow of Plymouth; 4 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at Star of Zion Church of Christ. Burial was in Fairfield Community Cemetery. Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, Mar. 10, 2002; pg. 13A)

MURRAY, JR., Pollis

SWAN QUARTER - Mr. Pollis MURRAY, JR., 86, of 1719 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at his home.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Star of Zion Church of Christ with Elder A.E. Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery.  Mr. Murray was born in Hyde County on June 8, 1916, to the late Pollis Murray, Sr. and Lillie B. Murray. His wife preceded him in death. He was a painter.  Survivors include one daughter, Eva Ferebee of Fairfield; four grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, December 26, 2003)

MURRAY, Riley

HYDE COUNTY - The venerable Riley MURRAY, the oldest citizen of Hyde County, died at his residence on South Lake last week at age 95. He had been blind for some years. He was an old landmark of the county, full of old reminiscences of distinguished men with whom he had been acquainted. His mental faculties were well preserved to the last. We hope some of our Hyde County friends will pay a deserved tribute to his memory and useful life. (The Economist-Falcon - Friday, March 2, 1894; pg. 3)

MUTRO, Ollie Baughm Styron

OCRACOKE - Ollie Baughm Styron MUTRO, 83, of Ocracoke, died, Thursday, October 28, 2004, in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Mutro was born in Ocracoke and was a homemaker and member of the Ocracoke Assembly of God.  She was the daughter of the late Elijah and Estelle O’Neal Styron and the wife of Theodore Mutro of the home.  Besides her husband, surviving are four daughters, Dorothy Williams of Virginia Beach, Va; Mable Gaskins and Evlena Mutro both of Ocracoke; Suzanne Durivage of Pennsylvania; three sons, Anthony Mutro and Dale Mutro both of Ocracoke, Sammy Lewis of California; one sister, Etta Spencer of Ocracoke; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A celebration of life will be held in Ocracoke Assembly of God, Monday, November 1, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. John White, Ann Mann and Joyce Reynolds. Burial will be in the Community Cemetery. Twiford’s Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the Mutro family.  (Twiford's Funeral Home)

MUTRO, Theodore

OCRACOKE - Theodore MUTRO, 88, died in Ocracoke, Monday, March 2, in Ocracoke.  Born in Chester, Pa., he was the son of the late Mitchell and Anastasia "Nellie" Mutro.  He was stationed at Ocracoke with the United States Coast Guard in 1941 and was the last living member of the burial detail during World War II for Stanley Craig and Sub. Lt. Tom Cunningham of the HMT Bedfordshire.  After being discharged from the Coast Guard, he went on to work for the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers and the NC Department of Transportation, Ferry Division.  Besides his parents, Mr. Mutro was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Styron Mutro, and a daughter, Dorothy Williams.  He is survived by a brother, Coty, and wife Marge of Chester, Pa.; a sister, Helen, and husband Don of Chester, Pa.; two daughters: Mable Gaskins and Evelena Mutro, both of Ocracoke; a son, Anthony Mutro of Ocracoke; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a niece, Suzanne Durivage of Pennsylvania; and a nephew, Sam Lewis of California, who he and his wife raised.  A graveside service will be held at Ocracoke Community Cemetery, Friday, March 6, at 11 a.m. Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, is is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 5, 2009; pg. 12A)

MUTSCHLER, Myra Sears

SLADESVILLE - Myra Sears MUTSCHLER, 47, of the Sladesville community in Hyde County, died Wednesday, July 24 at her home.  Born in Columbia, S.C. on March 3, 1955, she was the daughter of N. Forest Sears, Jr. and the late Helen Newton Sears.  Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, David Hill Mutschler; a son, Earl Thurman Whitley, III of the home; four daughters: Samantha Augusta Mutschler, Victoria Mutschler and Hannah Marie Mutschler, all of the home, and Jessica Rae Whitley Auer of Scranton; three sisters: Helen Cahoon and Gwen Cahoon, both of Swan Quarter, and Jill S. Tunnell of Washington; two half-brothers: Ronald H. Sawyer and Randy L. Sawyer, both of Brunswick, Ga.; three half-sisters: Paulette Clark of Zebulon, Charlotte Sears of California, and Deborah S. Henson of Kinston; and one granddaughter, Renee Madison Auer.  Friends may gather with the family on Sunday from 2-3:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 25, 2002; pg. 6A)

MYERS, Esther Zook

PANTEGO - Esther Zook MYERS, 67, died on Wednesday, July 31 at her home.  Born in Westover, Maryland on August 23, 1934, she was the daughter of Henry Zook and the late Erma Peachey Zook.  She was a member of the Hope Mennonite Church in the grassy Ridge area of Hyde County.  Surviving in addition to her father of Willis, Va., are her husband, John A. Myers; three sons: Norman A. Myers of Margaretsville, Wayner H. Myers of Chihuahua, Mexico and James Alan Myers of Margaretsville; four daughters: Susan M. Derstine of Pantego, Brenda Faye Hackmand of Margaretsville, Jean Yvonne Beiler of Belhaven and Lisa Elaine Martin of Pantego; two brothers: Marvin Zook and David Zook, both of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters: Caroline Sheets of Doswell, Va. and Sarah Miller of Pantego; a half-brother, Daniel Zook of Aroda, Va.; a half-sister, Judy Martin of Guatamala City, Cuatamala, Central America; 43 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hope Mennonite Church.  Officiating was Philip Beiler, Solomon Beiler and Dale Miller.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is assisting the Myers family.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002; pg. 13A)

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