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PAAS, Cynthia Marie

FAIRFIELD - Cynthia Marie PAAS died at her home in Fairfield after a long illness with cancer. Ms. Paas is survived by her companion and associate for 15 years, Martha Clayton Cottrell, M.D. She is also survived by her mother and father, Mr. & Mrs. Walter H. Paas of Portage, Indiana; two brothers: Walter Paas of Chicago, Illinois and Alan Paas of Seattle, Washington. Ms. Paas spent her professional life as health services manager at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and was a professional associate of Dr. Cottrell in her private practice in New York City. She was an accomplished flutist, studied in Chicago and Vienna, Austria, was a graduate of Swedish Institute of Therapeutic Massage in New York and a prominent voice well known in the Macrobiotics community. Ms. Paas was project coordinator for the AIDS research conducted through Boston University in coordination with the Jushi Foundation in Boston, Mass. The project advanced our knowledge in understanding the benefits of Macrobiotics in regards to the management of AIDS. Through her work with those facing life-threatening disease, Cynthia touched many lives as a capable, caring and compassionate therapist. She will be sorely missed by her many friends around the world. A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced at the New York-Manhattan Center For the Living, 704 Broadway, New York, N.Y. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 13, 1993; pg. 8A)

PARDUE, Ruth Midgette

ELIZABETH CITY - Ruth Midgette PARDUE, 81, of the 700 block of Gainsborough Court, died Jan. 18, 1991, in a hospital. Mrs. Pardue, a native of Hyde County, N.C., was a member of Kitty Hawk Baptist Church and Roanoke Island Eastern Star 79. She was the widow of John William Pardue. Survivors include a sister, Allie M. Mason of Chesapeake; and a brother, Roland L. Midgette of Norfolk. The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Westlawn Memorial Park, Elizabeth City, by the Rev. Bill Creef. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in Twiford Colonial Chapel and other times at 3701 Rokeby Ave., Chesapeake. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, January 20, 1991; pg. 2B)

PARRISH, Marie Cuthrell

ENGELHARD - Marie Cuthrell PARRISH, 90, long time resident of Engelhard and more recently residing at Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Friday, August 7, at Cross Creek. Born in Hyde County on February 16, 1908, she was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Della Rose Cahoon. She was the widow of John Lindsey Parrish, Jr. who died February 7, 1986. Surviving are a son, Sam Long Cuthrell and his wife Lessie of Engelhard; four grandchildren: Diane Brauer, Rita Berry, Angela Marshall and Rusty Cuthrell; six great-grandchildren: Samuel Brauer, Eric Brauer, Andrew Berry, Stephen Berry, Allen Berry and Brice Marshall; and a great-great-grandchild, Mary Brauer. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery. The Rev. L. Ray Sparrow and Scott Sukeforth officiated. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 11, 1998; pg. 10A)

PARSON, Mary Evans

OCRACOKE - Mrs. Mary Evelyn PARSON, 70, of Ocracoke and a longtime resident of Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Cross Creek. A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joyce Reynolds officiating.  A private burial will follow in Ocracoke Community Cemetery.   Mrs. Parson was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Dec. 20, 1934. She was the daughter of the late John and Eva Lowden Evans. She was married to James Parson, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ann Parson Pratt of Wanchese; three sisters, Helen O’Neal of Elizabeth City, Rosa Parson of Buxton and Eva Buhalo of Philadelphia, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Kurtz Brown and Delores Gloff.  The family will receive friends Thursday at Ocracoke United Methodist Church from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, November 15, 2005)

PARSONS, Leroy McDonald

OCRACOKE, NC - Leroy McDonald PARSONS, 86, of Ocracoke, passed away September 1, 2007 at home.  He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter Edna Mae Edman and son-in-law Howard Edman of Columbia, SC; sons Roger Lee Parsons of Ocracoke and Leonard Steve Parsons of Franklinton, NC; five grandchildren, Beverly Kirkland, Matthew Parsons, Amanda Dizon, Christian Parsons, and Leslie Parsons, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, James Leroy Parsons.  Roy was born in August 17, 1921, in Norfolk VA, and was one of James and Mary Elizabeth Jackson Parsons’ twelve children. He loved to tell stories of growing up on Ocracoke. Like most Ocracoke men of his generation, Roy left home early to find work up north, heading to New York, where he worked on dredges and then began his career as a traveling musician. He played guitar and sang on a country-and-western radio program, in a bluegrass band, and with the Barnum and Bailey Circus, performing at Madison Square Garden.  Roy moved home and married Elizabeth Williams of Ocracoke in 1950, and built their house on Lighthouse Road from lumber salvaged from the WWII Navy Base. On Ocracoke, Roy worked for Sam Jones, helping to build Jones’s Castle and the Berkley Manor, and then cooking for Jones’s houseguests. In later years, he worked as a night watchman for the state ferry division, and helped Elizabeth run her shop, Pamlico Gifts. Roy handcrafted model schooners and trawlers for Elizabeth to sell, along with his CD, “Songs and Tales of Ocracoke Island.” He is best remembered for his love of music and laughter. A natural showman and storyteller, Roy always had a song in his heart and a twinkle in his eye. He played music often at the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church and in Ocracoke School talent shows through the years, and was always happy to talk about music and the 925 songs he could play. For the last ten years of his life, he was the star performer of the Ocrafolk Opry, a musical variety show of local talent. Every week he would share his love of music – singing, playing guitar and harmonica, telling jokes and stories and rhymes. Roy’s favorite part of the Opry was making new friends because he never met a stranger.  The family welcomes guests to the viewing on September 4, 2007 from 7 – 9pm, and the Celebration service on September 5, 2007 at 2pm, both at the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church, 459 Lighthouse Road. Pastor Sam Garris will conduct the service.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 6, 2006; pg. 12A)

PATRICK, Myra Bridgman

ENGELHARD - Myra Bridgman PATRICK, 88, formerly of Engelhard, died May 12 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem. Born in Swan Quarter, she was the daughter of the late Ridick Gatlin and Ruth Overton Bridgman. She was the widow of John H. Patrick of Engelhard. She was educated in Swan Quarter High School and East Carolina Teacher's College (now East Carolina University). She was a public school teacher. She operated a store following her husband's death. An active Methodist, she was a member of Engelhard United Methodist Church where she served as president of the United Methodist Women for 4 years, as district officer of the UMW and taught an adult Sunday School class. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, a former Worthy Matron and was also a member of Lake Landing Homemakers Club. In 1983 she moved to Winston-Salem and resided at Salemtowne (Moravian Retirement Community) and was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. Surviving are a daughter, Justine Patrick Linville of Winston-Salem; a sister, Mattie B. Flowers of Swan Quarter; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 16, 1993; pg. 10A)

PAUL, Wilford C.

OCRACOKE - Wilford C. PAUL, 85, died Tuesday, August 18, at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. He is survived by his sons: Callas W. Hunnings of Swan Quarter, James C. Paul of Washington, and Terry L. Paul of Avon; daughters: Rita Corbin of Swansboro and V. Louise Midgett of Ocracoke; one sister, Lillian Scott of Grantsboro; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The funeral is 2 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance with the Rev. Chris Phillips officiating and 2 p.m. Friday at Ocracoke Assembly of God with the Rev. Keith Sikes officiating. Burial will follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 20, 1998; pg. 12A)

PAYNE, Annie Brinn

STUMPY POINT - Mrs. Annie Brinn PAYNE, 81, died Friday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl L. Crank of South Norfolk, Va., after an illness of one month. A native of Engelhard, she lived most of her life at Stumpy Point. She was the daughter of Richard and Mrs. Anna Neal Brinn and the widow of Hyman G. Payne. She was a member of Stumpy Point Methodist Church. Besides her daughter, surviving are two sons: Gaskill H. Payne of South Norfolk, and Ira O. Payne of Stumpy Point; two brothers: Miriam Brinn of Florida and Mack Brinn of Portsmouth; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. (The Coastland Times - October 12, 1962)

PAYNE, Annie Midgette

PORTSMOUTH - Annie Midgette PAYNE, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, April 26, 2010. She was born in North Carolina the daughter of the late Alice Benson Midgette and L.S. Midgette Sr. Mrs. Payne was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church. Annie was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Shelton M. Payne; her great-granddaughter Makalya Modlin; and her 12 brothers and sisters. Annie is survived by her children: Shelton Ray Payne and his wife Roxanne of Portsmouth, Robert Sherald Payne and his wife Carolyn of Portsmouth, William Howard Payne and his wife Betty of Smithfield, Michael Alan Payne and his wife Jean of Portsmouth and Cynthia P. Modlin of Portsmouth. Also surviving Annie are her grandchildren, Kristine P. Matheson, Jennifer P. Mather, Dana L. Modlin, Jonathan H. Payne, Jessica M. Payne, Christopher P. Modlin, M. Scott Payne and Alice Marie Payne. Annie also leaves behind six great- grandchildren. A funeral to celebrate Annie's life will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Potter officiating. Interment will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, April 27, 2010)

PAYNE, Charles Edmond

NORFOLK - Charles Edmond PAYNE, 76, of the 300 block of N. Front St., a retired utilities commission inspector, died Jan. 29, 1992, in his home. Mr. Payne was born in Hyde County. He had been a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper and an officer with the Department of Motor Vehicles. He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Perquimans Masonic Lodge 106, New Bern Scottish Rite Bodies, Sudan Shrine Temple and the Hertford Rotary Club. He was the widower of Claire Cely Payne. Survivors include a sister, Hazel P. Martin, and a brother, Hugh B. Payne, both of Williamston. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church by the Rev. W.I. Wolverton and the Rev. Ray Wittman. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Swindell Funeral Home and at the residence. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, January 31, 1992; pg. 5D)

PAYNE, Elvin Millard

Mr. Elvin Millard PAYNE, 80, of 238 Rattlesnake Ave., Pamlico Beach, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service in Washington with the Rev. Ray Wittman officiating. Mr. Payne was born in Hyde County on Sept. 25, 1925. He was the son of the late Warren Benjamin Payne and Etta Amelia Mason. He joined the Navy as a young man and retired to the Pamlico Beach community in 1972. On Jan. 23, 1948, he married Marion Rowe Payne. She preceded him in death on July 30, 1998. Survivors include one daughter, Judy Anne Chauvin of Watertown, Tenn.; and one brother, Archie M. Payne of Engelhard. Arrangements are by Hillside Funeral Service of Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, November 29, 2005)

PAYNE, Frances Steen

Frances Steen PAYNE, 85, of 364 Mt. Pleasant Village Road, Engelhard, died Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter where she had been a patient for a few days. Born in Norfolk, VA, April 26, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel (Mannie) and Martha Weston Steen. She was married to Archie M. Payne, who survives. Frances was a devoted wife and was known to be a kind and loving person to all who knew her. She was faithful member of the former Bethany United Methodist Church at Gull Rock through the years and enjoyed fishing along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the family plot in Brooks Cemetery at Gull Rock. Steve Bryan and Sam Eburn, Jr. will officiate. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Leroy M. Payne and fiance, Linda Leverett of Washington; two daughters, Lucille P. Lassiter and husband, Ronnie of Gasburg, VA and Ann P. O’Neal and husband, George of Buxton NC; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Archie M. Payne, Jr. who died as an infant and a sister, Madeline McHarg. The family will receive friends on Monday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

PAYNE, George Speilman

ELIZABETH CITY - George Speilman PAYNE, 80, of Timmerman Drive and a former resident of East Burgess Street, died Tuesday September 12, 2006 at the Albemarle Hospital.  Mr. Payne was born September 8, 1926 in Hyde County, N.C. and was the son of the late Ronald Otto Payne and Lydia Pugh Payne. He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy Sewall Payne.  Mr. Payne was the retired owner/operator of City Sheet Metal Company, and served as Deacon of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, and was a World War II veteran. He was awarded Elizabeth City citizen of the year in 2006 and was a charter member of the Elizabeth City Cosmopolitan Club, which was chartered on February 17, 1956.  Survivors include his sons, Donald W. Payne and his wife Pamela Sanders Payne of Wilmington, DE. and Larry P. Payne and his wife Gail Forehand Payne of Elizabeth City, N.C. and grandson Parrish Payne and his great-grandchildren Matthew and Summer Payne.  A memorial service will be held Thursday September 14, at 9 a.m. at the Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Leigh Gillis officiating.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the church fellowship hall and other times at the home of his son and daughter-in-law Larry and Gail Payne, 708 Agawam Street.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, N.C. is serving the Payne family.   (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, September 12, 2006)

PAYNE, JHugh

JHugh PAYNE, 77, formerly of Jamesville and recently of Engelhard, died Sunday night, Feb. 27, 2005, at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter.  Born in Tyrrell County, he was the son of the late Oscar and Sudie Williams Payne. He was retired from the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. He was married to the former Mary Louise Testa, who died on Feb. 6, 2005.  A funeral service will be held at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are half-brother, Steve Payne of Fairfield; two half-sisters, Beadie P. Gibbs of Engelhard and Patricia P. Gibbs of Fairfield; and special grandchild, Margo Lilley of Columbia.  He was preceded in death by sisters, Lillian Sawyer and Edith Aaron, and a brother, Everette Payne.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Tuesday evening, 7 to 8:30 p.m.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, March 2, 2005)

PAYNE, Mary Adeline Fox

Mrs. Mary Adeline Fox PAYNE, age 82, a resident of Autumnfield of Belhaven, died Friday, January 8, 2010.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and will be conducted by pastor Sue Farlow. Burial will follow at the Brooks Family Cemetery at Gull Rock in Hyde County.  Mrs. Payne was born in Landrum, SC on July 16, 1927 to the late Reagan Hamilton Fox and Mattie Elizabeth Wolfe Fox. On August 11, 1965 she married Alton Warren Payne who preceded her in death on March 19, 1992. She was employed with Northrup Grumman Aerospace Corporation in Bethage, NY for 23 years, where she retired from in June of 1989. Mrs. Payne was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  Survivors include one stepson, Alton W. Payne of Houston, TX; three stepdaughters, Jonnie Sandoval of Swannanoah, NC, Holly Nelson of Patchogue, NY, Susan Lee of Swannanoh, NC; one brother, James George Fox of Harrisonberg, VA and four stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Reagan H. Fox, Jr. and William Fox.  Mrs. Payne was generous with contributions to numerous charities. Therefore, the family requests memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice.  The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the staff of Autumnfield of Belhaven for the love and compassionate care she received there.  The family will receive friends at the home of her niece, Kathryn Cornelius, 448 Hubs Rec. Road, Belhaven, NC 27810.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Payne family.  (Washington Daily News – Sunday, January 10, 2010)

PAYNE, Mary Louise Testa

ENGELHARD - Mary Louise Testa PAYNE, 80, of U.S. Hwy 264, Engelhard, died early Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. Born in Mecklenburg County on April 7, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Bessie Wylie Testa. She worked for many years as an office secretary and was married to Hugh Payne for 54 years. She and her husband moved back to Hyde County in June 2004 from Jamesville.  At Mrs. Payne's request, the funeral service will be private.  Surviving, in addition to her husband, are several nieces and nephews and a special grandchild, Margo Lilly of Jamesville.  Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by a nephew, Tony Aaron, on Nov. 23, 2004, in Virginia Beach, Va.  Arrangements are entrusted to Bryan Funeral Service of Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, February 8, 2005)

PAYNE, Oscar

SWAN QUARTER - Oscar PAYNE, 61, died at the Hyde County Health Center in Swan Quarter on Thursday. He was first married to Sudie Payne. By this marriage there were two daughters: Mrs. Lillian Spencer of Fairfield and Mrs. Edith Aaron of Newport, Rhode Island; and two sons, Spencer of Plymouth and J.H. of Norfolk. His second marriage was to Sally Mooney Payne. From this marriage there were three children: Patricia, Beadie and Steve Payne, all of the home. (The Coastland Times - Friday, September 2, 1960)

PAYNE, Peggy Sewell

Peggy Sewell PAYNE, age 75, of 100 E. Burgess St. Elizabeth City, NC, died February 12, 2003, in Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Hyde County daughter of the late Claude Burns Sewell and Cora Adams Sewell Mayo, and was the wife of George Speilman Payne of the residence. She worked as a secretary for City Sheet Metal, and was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, and a member of the Joy Club.  Mrs. Payne is survived by two sons, Donald W. Payne of Wilmington, DE and Larry P. Payne of Elizabeth City, NC; one sister, Mabel Cox, of Swan Quarter, NC; two brothers, Keith Sewell of Bakersfield CA, and Samuel Sewell of Elizabeth City, NC; one grandchild and two great grandchildren.  Funeral service will be Friday, February 14, 2003, at 11:00 AM in Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Leigh Gillis officiating. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

PAYNE, Sallie Mooney

FAIRFIELD - Sallie Mooney PAYNE, 76, of Route #1, died October 26 in Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. Born in Fairfield Township, she was the daughter of the late William and Clara Williams Mooney. She was the widow of Oscar Payne who died in 1960. Mrs. Payne was a long time member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and was also active in the Ladies Aid. Surviving are a son, Steve S. Payne of Rt. 1, Fairfield; two daughters: Patricia P. Gibbs of Rt. 1, Fairfield and Beadie P. Gibbs of Engelhard; a brother, Golden Mooney of Rt. 1 Fairfield; three sisters: Sarah M. Stotesbury and Mattie M. Payne, both of Plymouth and Gladys M. Berry of Gum Neck; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Mooney and Jim Mooney. Funeral services were held Friday in the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ with Steve Bryan officiating. Burial followed in Fulford Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Gibbs, Route #1, Fairfield. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 30, 1994)

PAYNE, William Wallace
The Coastland Times - Friday, December 14, 1962; pg. 8


PAYTON, Virginia Gordon

NORFOLK - Virginia Gordon PAYTON of the 2500 block of West Ave., passed quietly and gently into eternal rest surrounded by her family and loved ones on April 28, 2003, at her residence after an extended illness. She was a native of Lake Landing, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Eugene L. and Eva B. Midgett Gordon. Raised in Elizabeth City, N.C., and later moving to Norfolk, she became a member of Bank Street Baptist Church. She was a very thoughtful, loving and caring mother who in later years gave the same love and attention to her grandchildren.  She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Sharon P. Basnight, Vicki M. Payton, both of Norfolk and Yvonne P. Peele of Laurel, Md.; two brothers, Dr. Rudolph Gordon of Virginia Beach and Denny E. Gordon of Alexandria, Va. She will also be sorely missed by a special fourth daughter, Tenise Bradford; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren as well as a host of relatives and friends.  A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Cedric Kirkland-Harris officiating. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Riddick Funeral Service. The body will be placed in the church at 11:30 a.m. Friday.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, May 1, 2003)

PEELE, Ruth Deborah Carawan

WILLIAMSTON - Mrs. Ruth Carawan PEELE, 72, died Sunday.  The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. at Biggs Funeral Home Chapel, Williamston with the Rev. Irving Cook officiating.  Burial will be at Martin Memorial Gardens.  Surviving are her husband, Roy A. Peele; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Leggette of Rocky Mount and Mrs. Dorothy Vann of Williamston; a brother, Arthur W. Carawan of Pantego; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  [Kindly submitted by Arthur W. Carawan, II]

Art gives the following information:
Ruth Deborah Carawan was born 22 Dec 1908 in Rose Bay to William Fillmore "Billie" Carawan and Annie Mae Neal.  She died 9 Feb 1986 in Williamston.  She married Roy A. Peele (30 Aug 1904-20 Nov 1996) who was the jail keeper in Williamston for many years.
 

PEELE, Thomas S.

OCRACOKE - Thomas S. PEELE, 83, of Sunset Boulevard, died April 19, 1992, in a hospital. Mr. Peele had retired as a communications engineer and administrator with Post Signal at Fort Bragg. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Peele, Jr. of Mary Esther, Fla. and Patrick M. Peele of Greenville. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Greenville, where friends may join the family at 2 p.m. Friends may also visit at 100 Louis St., Greenville. Wilkerson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the church's building fund, 107 Louis St., Greenville. N.C. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 23, 1992)

PEGRAM, David C.

Dies in Hyde, Swan Quarter - David C. PEGRAM, age 76, died here at his home Saturday. Mr. Pegram was retired. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Swan Quarter Baptist church, with Rev. Don Smith officiating.  Burial followed in Soule Cemetery. Surviving is his wife. Mrs. Virginia Cuthrell Pegram; four sons, Edward Pegram of Swan Quarter, David C. Pegram, Jr. of Anderson, SC, Lemlmie Pegram of Elizabeth City and Marvin Pegram of San Jose, Calif.,; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Mariner of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Hazel Byrum of Hertford, and Mrs. Betty Sadler of Swan Quarter; three sisters, Mrs. Aileen Sawyer of Scranton, Mrs. Mattie Blake of Elizabeth City, and Mrs. Patsy O’Neal of Ponzer; one brother Sam Sadler of Scranton; 25 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Cary Sadler, Willie Sadler, Edward Lee Sadler, Billy Harrell and Joe Saunders. (Washington Daily News -  April 5, 1971)

PEGRAM, Floyd Dale
August 6, 1952 – July 17, 2014

Floyd Dale Pegram, 61, of Swan Quarter left his earthly home on Thursday, July 17, 2014 to join loved ones in his eternal home with Jesus.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mattie Pegram and a brother, Robert Pegram.  Surviving are his sisters, Gayle, Ginny and Barbara; brothers, Frankie, Bryan and David; several nieces and nephews.  Dale was one of God’s Special People.  After the death of his parents, his three sisters  were there to watch over him.  Dale always said they were his “worst night mares” but loved them very much.  Dale was a lover of all music and had a large collection.  He enjoyed family gatherings and especially the food.  Visitation will be at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.  A graveside funeral service will be held at Devotional Gardens Cemetery in Dunn, N.C. on Monday at 2:00 p.m.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

PEGRAM, Mattie Taylor

Mattie Taylor PEGRAM, 89, of Swan Quarter, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 18, 2010 at Cross Creek Health Care Center.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; great-granddaughter, Kennedy Ann Pegram; parents, George and Dolly Taylor; one brother and seven sisters.  She is survived by her children and spouses, David and Jo Ann Pegram, Barbara Deese, Robert Pegram, Gayle and Sam Sadler, Dale Pegram, Ginny and Tony McGowan, Frankie and Mary Ann Pegram; grandchildren, Russ, Brian, Paul, Steven, Karen, Dana, Samantha, Tracy, Nicki and Frankie J.; great-grandchildren, Jara, Bridgette, Nigel, Brittany, Taylor, Jacob, Kelly, Alex and Taylor.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at Devotional Gardens Cemetery, Dunn, N. C.  "As she takes her journey to Heaven, on the wings of an Angel, she will take with her an eternal smile, sparkling blue eyes and wisdom that she will never again know pain or suffering"......The Family.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

PELLETIER, Millicent Jarvis

Mrs. Millicent PELLETIER of 214 Hudnell Street, Washington, NC, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 9, 2004 in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington with Dr. Michael Price, and Dr. Richard Harrison, Mrs. Pelletier's son in law and minister of the First Christian Church in Richmond, VA, officiating. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will have visitation after the service Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Sam Fulmer, Jayhew Roberson, Walt Swain, Clyde Roberson, Jim Bilbro and Jesse Boyd.  Millicent was born in Lake Landing, Hyde County, North Carolina on January 29, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Walter Jarvis and Laura Silverthorne Jarvis. She was a graduate of Washington High School and worked for several years in the firm of Jamie Williams Insurance. In 1956, she began 25 years of service with the Washington City Schools as school secretary. These years were spent at John Small and Eastern Elementary Schools. She will be remembered by many parents as a kind and consoling helper to their small children.  Mrs. Pelletier is survived by her husband Harry Dennard Pelletier of 62 years; two daughters, Pam Pelletier of the home and Mona DeEtte Harrison and her husband, Dr. Richard Harrison of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Callaree Jarvis Horton and Mona Jarvis, both of Washington; two grandchildren, Meredith Harrison Kriz and her husband, Rev. Doug Kriz of Indianapolis, IN and Laura Pamela Harrison of Richmond, VA; one great-granddaughter, Rachel Elizabeth Kriz of Indianapolis, IN; two nieces, Jeanne Dickinson Hensley and her husband, Jim of Palmetta, FL and Ada Lou Jarvis Alligood and her husband Larry of Southport, NC; three nephews, Carroll Jarvis and wife Betty of Bath, NC, Bill Dickinson and wife Barbara of Hanover, VA, and Jay Barnhill and wife Kathryn of Wilson, NC.  Three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Pelletier family.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, September 10, 2004)

PENTECOST, Linda Berry

WANCHESE - Linda Berry PENTECOST, 71, of Wanchese, NC died Thursday, September 4, 2008 in a Chesapeake hospital, after a long illness. Mrs. Pentecost was born in Hyde County in 1936 and was a long time member of the Roanoke Acres Church of Christ in Manteo. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Mabel Watson Berry and the widow of the late Edgar Donald Pentecost, Sr.. She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Carrol and Ray Berry and two sisters, Gladys Berry Wilson and Nancy Wilson.  Mrs. Pentecost is survived by two daughters, Carol Sue Myles and husband, Daniel of Manns Harbor, and Cynthia Lou Pentecost, also of Manns Harbor; three sons, Curtis Pentecost and wife, Cynthia of Kitty Hawk, Edgar Pentecost, Jr. and wife, Peggy of Wanchese and Cecil “Tony” Pentecost, also of Wanchese; a long time companion and caretaker, William Leary Midgett of Wanchese; and six grandchildren.  She is also survived by three brothers, Stafford Berry and wife, Jean of Wanchese, Jimmy Berry and wife, Rita of Manteo, and Russell Berry of Manns Harbor; and many nieces and nephews.   Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Monday, September 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk.  The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and following the service on Monday at the home of Curtis Pentecost at  1047 Twiford Street in Kitty Hawk.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

PERRY, JR., James Everett

MANTEO - James Everett PERRY, JR. of George Daniels Rd., died April 11 at Albemarle Hospital.  Mr. Perry was born October 6, 1956 in Union County.  He was the son of James E. Perry and the late Dorothy R. Perry.  He was employed in construction.  In addition to his father, he is survived by sisters: Shelia Selby of Swan Quarter, Theresa Ivory and Sheena Perry, both of Monroe; and brothers: Darrell Perry of Albany, N.Y., Arthur Perry of Lillington and David Perry of Monroe.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m. in Jobe's Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Brown Memorial Cemetery, Engelhard.  Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 18, 2002; pg. 6A)

PERRY, JR., John Raymond

ENGELHARD - John Raymond PERRY, JR., 50, died Tuesday, August 8, at his home. Born in Colington in Dare County on August 23, 1949, he was the son of the late John Raymond and Annie Elizabeth Evans Perry. He worked as a carpenter in home construction until his retirement due to health problems. Surviving are his wife, Linda McKinney Perry; a son, John Raymond Perry, III of Roanoke, Va.; two brothers: Donald Perry and Vernon Perry, both of Colington at Kill Devil Hills; four sisters: Olie White of Colington, Gladys Jackson of South Mills, Carrie Perry of Manteo and Monie Quain of Red Bluff, California. Mr. Perry was preceded in death by a brother, Royce Perry. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McKinney family plot in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 10, 2000; pg. 11A)

PERRY, Linda McKinney

ENGELHARD - Linda McKinney PERRY, 56, died Wednesday, May 26 at Greenfield Place, Greenville.  Born in Beaufort County October 21, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Addie Lee Midgette McKINNEY and the widow of John PERRY.  Surviving are a brother, Gary Lee McKINNEY of the home; two sisters: Dolores McKINNEY of Engelhard and Diana M. GUTOSKY of McComp County, Michigan; and two special nieces: Lisa M. CUTHRELL and Tammy M. GIBBS, both of Engelhard.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard.  Scott SUKEFORTH will officiate.  The family will receive friend at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday from 7-8:30.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, Mary 27, 2004; pg. 14A)

PERRY, Sarah Midgette Cahoon

CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA - Sarah Midgette Cahoon PERRY, 90, of Edenton, died January 4 in a local hospital. Mrs. Perry was born in Hyde County. She lived her entire life in North Carolina. She was a member of Edenton First Assembly of God and was a homemaker. She was the widow of Lindon Cahoon who passed away in 1960, and Jesse Perry who passed away in 1986, whom she married at age 70 after 14 years of widowhood. Her eldest daughter, Thelma Cahoon Hudson, is now deceased. Survivors include her daughter, Margie C. Carraway of Chesapeake; two grandsons: Linwood Hudson and John Carraway; 2 great-grandchildren; a niece, Nancy Brickhouse; a nephew, Audrey Ballance, whom she raised for a time in her home; a half-sister, Cora Chessom of Plymouth; a step-daughter [not named]; and a multitude of adoring friends who will miss her terribly. Funeral services were held Monday in Evans Funeral Home in Edenton. [Sarah Claratine Midgette was the daughter of William Carter Midgette & Nancy Jacqualine Cutrell] (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 9, 1996)

PETERSEN, Alice Harris

NORFOLK - Alice Harris PETERSON, 89, of the 100 block of Westmont Ave., died Feb. 14, 1991, in Washington, N.C. Mrs. Peterson, a native of Swan Quarter, N.C., was the widow of Roscoe Peterson. She was a member of First Christian Church in Norfolk, the Norfolk Women's Club and Ladies Auxiliary of Fleet Reserve. Survivors include a daughter, Mary M. English of Belhaven, N.C.; a son, Charles E. Midyette of Norfolk; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in First Christian Church by the Rev. J. Robert Parvin. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 pm. today in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the church's general fund. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, February 15, 1991; pg. 2D)

PETERSEN, Elizabeth Mann

ENGELHARD - Elizabeth Mann PETERSEN, 83, formerly of Engelhard and a resident of Springmoor Retirement Center, Raleigh, died early August 9 in Rex Hospital Raleigh. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. James E. and Mary Elizabeth Windley Mann. She was the widow of Edward Burwell Petersen. Mrs. Mann was a graduate of the Hyde County Schools and East Carolina Teacher's College (now East Carolina University). She taught many years in Fayetteville, New Bern and retired in Hyde County after having taught for many years at Davis School in Engelhard. Surviving are a son, Edward Burwell "Pete" Petersen, Jr. of Durham; a daughter, Lois P. Hodgson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters: Mary M. O'Neal, Katie M. Wade, and Lois M. Gibbs, all of Springmoor Retirement Center, Raleigh; two half-sisters: Kay Anthony of Hobgood and Carrie Mae Collier of Garner; 5 grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the family plot at Amity United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Gladys Williford will officiate. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, on Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will then meet at the home of Mrs. Lois M. Gibbs in Engelhard prior to the service. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 11, 1992)

PETERSON, JR., Isiah Augustus

BELHAVEN - Isiah Augustus PETERSON, JR., 65, of W. Pantego St., Belhaven died July 27 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Peterson was born in Hyde County, son of the late Isiah Peterson, Sr. and Louetta Peterson. He was a member of White Plains Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are four daughters: Collette Peterson of Norfolk Va., Harriett Peterson and Desiree Peterson, both of Belhaven, and Gaye Whitfield of New York; four sons: Johnny Gatlin of Belhaven, Isiah A. Peterson, II of Engelhard, George Hogan of Greenville and Sherman Dills of Texas; one sister, Mary Enoch of Chocowinity; two brothers: Leslie Spencer of Washington and Earle Greene of Nashville; 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday at White Plains Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in Whitfield and Whitley Cemetery. Arrangements were by Whitfield and Whitley Funeral Home. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 4, 1992)

PETERSON, James Thomas

Mr. James Thomas PETERSON, 83, of 195 Juniper Bay Road, Swan Quarter, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Reginald Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mr. Peterson was born in Hyde County on April 16, 1923. He attended the Hyde County schools. He was an Army veteran. He was married to Lula McCullor Peterson, who survives. He was a member of Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee.  Survivors include one daughter, Lula M. Lewis of Silver Spring, Md.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, December 28, 2006)

PEYTON, Delphin Williams

OCRACOKE - Delphin Williams PEYTON, 88, died Monday, December 15, at an Ocracoke medical facility. Mrs. Peyton was born in Ocracoke. She was a school teacher and homemaker and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Horatio Jones and Virginia O'Neal Williams and the widow of James Robert Peyton. She is survived by two sisters: Carrie Chisholm and Eleanora Hamilton, both of Ocracoke; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 20, at 11 a.m. at the family cemetery on Nubbins Ridge Road in Ocracoke with the Rev. Allen Lovell officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of these arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 18, 1997; pg. 5B)

PFIRRMANN, Frederick Albert

OCRACOKE - Ocracoke, NC - Frederick Albert PFIRRMANN, 74, died Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Pfirrmann was born in Saarbrucken, Germany and was an attorney at law in New York City, NY, having worked for Donovan & Leisure Law Firm, Stauffer Chemical Company of Scarsdale, NY and Mobil Oil Corporation. He also served in the New Jersey National Guard and the U.S. Army.  He was the son of the late Friedrich Wilhelm Pfirrmann and the late Emilie Wilhelmine Albrecht Pfirrmann and the husband of Margaret Elizabeth Taylor Pfirrmann of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Frederick William Pfirrmann of Honolulu, Hawaii, James Andrew Pfirrmann of Union, Maine, and Eric Michael Pfirrmann of Newport, Rhode Island; and five grandchildren.  No services are planned at this time.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family.  (Twiford's Funeral Home)

PHILLIPS, Shirley Berry

NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Shirley Berry PHILLIPS, 91, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013. Shirley was a Peninsula resident since 1948. She was a member of Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church and the York Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star. She was retired from Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, and was one of the special ladies who started the Bargain Box in Yorktown. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Henry Plato Phillips and her son Henry 'Rusty' Phillips. She is survived by several cousins and a host of loving friends who were like family to her. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 4, in Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church in Yorktown. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 5, at Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter, NC.  Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.   (Daily Press - April 2, 2013)

Soule Church Newsletter (April 1, 2013) - Our sympathy and prayers are offered in the death of Shirley Berry Phillips who died in Newport News, VA on Easter Sunday.  Word came to us locally today (Monday) as plans were being made for funeral services.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday at Soule Cemetery in the family plot.  Pastor Jerald will officiate at the service.  We remember Mrs. Phillips' generous spirit through the years as she cared for Soule Church in such kind ways.  Many of the church will remember that her late brother, Charles Berry, was faithful to the church and provided the monetary funds to build Berry Hall which was named in his honor and memory.  We commend her now to God's care and give thanks for her loyalty and faithfulness to the church.

PHIPPS, Louise Maxine Turner

ENGELHARD - Louise Maxine PHIPPS, 59, died at home following a long illness on June 2. She was born on December 7, 1939 in Martinsville, Va. She was the daughter of Walter and Nellie Turner of Greensboro. She was a former employee of East Carolina Bank in Engelhard. Up until her illness she had been a volunteer "Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate" for the past 12 years. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Phipps of the home; her daughter, Angela Walsh and husband Thomas and two grandchildren, Anthony and Sara, all of Alamogordo, New Mexico; her son, Kenny Phipps of Greensboro; her sisters: Margaret Case of Summerfield, Rhonda Price of Stokesdale, Karen Combs of Kernersville, Nellie Jo Mitchell of Brown Summit, Lois Wilson of New Market, Va., and Tammy Miller of Summerfield; her brothers: Charles Turner of Madison, and Tim Turner of Summerfield; one aunt, Nancy Hill of Greensboro; two uncles: Calvin Reeves of Orlando, Fla. and Julian Reeves of Axton, Va. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Sonny Turner of Stokesdale and grandson, Bryan Waite. The funeral service was held Sunday, June 6, at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Service Chapel in Greensboro. Interment will follow in Westminster Gardens in Greensboro. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 8, 1999; pg. 6A)

PLEDGER, Hazel Gibbs

Mrs. Hazel Gibbs PLEDGER, 87, of 241 Jacks Rd., Engelhard died Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  Born in Hyde County, August 14, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Gibbs and Lydia Neal Gibbs, and was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the family plot at Fulford Cemetery,  Phil Emmert will officiate.   Surviving are two sons, Vernon R. Pledger of Richmond Virginia; Leon Pledger and wife Dorothy of Chocowinity; a daughter Delores Berry of Manteo; five brothers, Cleaven Gibbs, Curley Gibbs, Benjamin Gibbs, David Gibbs and Mickel Gibbs; eight sisters, Lila Mae Manning, Grace Ball, Betty Coffield, Sophia Lynn, Loye Parish, Glenda Blinson, Diane Kaleel and Brenda Gibbs, six Grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.     Mrs. Pledger was preceded in death by brothers, Gladford Gibbs, Orville Gibbs, Frankie Gibbs and William Gibbs; sisters, Nelsie Gibbs, Beaulah Cahoon and Hilda Beasley.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, March 21, 2009)

PLEDGER, Ira S.

ENGELHARD - Ira S. PLEDGER, 75, of Route #1, died Wednesday, May 17, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, he was the son of the late Tilton and Benetta Berry Pledger. Mr. Pledger worked for 32 years with the R.L. Gibbs Co., Inc. at Engelhard as a grain elevator operator. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Gibbs Pledger; two sons: Vernon R. Pledger of Atlanta, Virginia, and Leon Pledger of Onancock, Virginia; a daughter, Delores P. Berry of Manteo; a sister, Geneva Gibbs of Fairfield; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the gravesite in Fulford Cemetery. Phil Emmert, minister, will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 18, 1995; pg. 8A)

PLEDGER, James I.

James I. PLEDGER died July 4th near Sladesville. He leaves a wife and 5 children. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, July 10, 1890; pg. 3; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

PLEDGER, Leon

Mr. Leon PLEDGER, age 67, a resident of 609 Long Point Road, Chocowinity, NC died Tuesday December 7, 2010.  A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Thursday December 9, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. Phil Emmert.  Leon was born in Engelhard, NC on March 7, 1943 son of the late Ira and Hazel Gibbs Pledger. He graduated from Hyde County Schools and married the former Dorothy Ann Pritchett on Feb. 1, 1964 who survives. Leon started his career in banking as a teller in Norfolk, VA. He spent most of his working life with SunTrust Bank Eastern Shore of Virginia as vice-president and chairman of the board until he retired in 1998. Following retirement you could find him on the golf course cracking jokes with his friends, out on the water, or working in his garden. Leon never met a stranger, always had a kind word to say and touched many lives with his wonderful sense of humor.  Leon is survived by his wife of forty-six years: Dorothy of the home; a daughter: Cynthia Palmaz and her husband Claudio and her son Justin all of Williamsburg, VA; a sister: Delores Berry of Manteo, NC; a brother: Vernon Pledger of Richmond, VA; an aunt: Lila Mae Manning of Chocowinity and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends 2:00 PM until the memorial service hour Thursday December 9, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Pledger family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

PORTER, Calvin Lincoln

Calvin Lincoln PORTER, 75, of Lynchburg died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Charlotte Andrews Porter.  Born Feb. 12, 1928, in Hyde County, N.C., he was a son of the late Leo and Pauline Bowman Porter. His daughter, Lisa Porter, also preceded him in death.  Mr. Porter was a graduate of Lynchburg College and worked with several papers in North Carolina before joining The News & Advance as a reporter, and later sports editor, before his retirement.  Calvin won numerous awards and honors, among being inducted into the Greater Lynchburg Area Sports Hall of Fame. He was a member of Fort Hill United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his son, Stuart Porter; daughter, Pam P. McDaniel; grandson, Matthew McDaniel; granddaughter, Tara McDaniel, all of Lynchburg; and very dear friend, Milly Katze of Rustburg; a brother, John Porter of Rockville, Md.; a sister, Ruby P. Carpenter of Rochelle; and numerous devoted nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Fort Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Glen Cannon and the Rev. Janet Hawkins officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Nebo Lutheran Church Cemetery, Madison County.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Fort Hill United Methodist Church, 106 Oakridge Boulevard, and at other times at the home of his daughter, Pam, 1031 Coronado Lane.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Gentle Shepard Hospice Charity, Suite 202, 4005 Electric Road, Roanoke, VA 24014.  (News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.) - Wednesday, August 13, 2003)  [Kindly submitted by Jim and Esther Chauncey.]

POTTER, Betty Rose Sanders

Mrs. Betty Rose Sanders POTTER, 63, formerly of 1435 Newlands Road, Fairfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Swan Quarter Baptist Church with Steve Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery.  Mrs. Potter was born in Elizabeth City on Oct. 9, 1944. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Edward and Cora Lee Hines Sanders. Due to the early death of her parents, she was raised by Bill and Mina Tillett in the village of Engelhard. She was married to Garnet Eric “Buddy” Potter, who preceded her in death. She worked with the U.S. Postal Service in the Fairfield Post Office for 21 years and one year for the county of Hyde in Swan Quarter prior to her retirement. She was a member of Swan Quarter Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Kenneth W. Potter of Swan Quarter; two daughters, Deborah P. Cahoon of Swan Quarter and Laurie Anne Potter of Bethel; one sister, Charlene S. Gill of Greenville and four grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News – Friday, October 10, 2008)

POTTER, Garnet Eric

FAIRFIELD - Garnet Eric "Buddy" POTTER, 53, of Route #1, died Tuesday, January 23, at his home. Born in Hyde County on July 8, 1942, he was the son of the late Seth Ceymore and Gaybelle Marie Franks Potter. Mr. Potter was a retired farmer, an avid sportsman and hunter. He was also supportive of the Hyde County midget football league. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Norma P. Ballance and Arlene P. Griffith. Surviving are his wife, Betty Sanders Potter; a son, Kenny W. Potter of Swan Quarter; two daughters: Debbie P. Cahoon of Swan Quarter and Laurie A. Potter of Winterville; six sisters: Jeannine P. Ballance and Gaynelle P. Simmons of Fairfield, Sandra P. Bryan of Alexandria, Va., Lorraine P. Yates and Azalea P. Mitchell of Cartersville, Va., and Sharon P. Spencer of Fairfield; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. Steve Bryan will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 25, 1996; pg. 6A)

POTTS, Elizabeth Long

ENGELHARD - Elizabeth Long "Pud" POTTS, 71, of Engelhard, died early Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  Born in Hyde County, February 23, 1933, she was the daughter of the late James Mendall Milton Long and Ruby Hopkins Long. She was married to Fred L. Potts Jr., who preceded her in death. During her years in Knightdale, N.C. she worked as office manager at Knightdale Medical Center and was a volunteer with the Knightdale Area Rescue until retirement in 1984. She was a deacon of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Raleigh and a member of the choir while living there. In 1984, "Pud" moved to Engelhard, N.C. where she owned Hyde Supply, Inc. with her late husband until 1991. She then worked as a medical assistant at Liverman Clinic until 2003. While living in Hyde County she was an active member at St. George's Episcopal Church, serving as volunteer coordinator and editor of the newsletters and bulletins. She was a past vestry member, Sunday school instructor and an EFM Student. "Pud" was an avid bridge player, playing in two clubs and a bridge instructor. She was instrumental in helping to organize the Engelhard Development Corp. and was presently a member of the Beautification Committee. She will be remembered with love by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. George's Episcopal Church. The Rev. James Lupton will officiate. Her cremains will be buried on the family plot in the church cemetery following the service. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews, Hank Liverman, Walt Liverman, Ken Andrew, Charles Potts, Reed Potts and Morgan Potts.  Surviving are two sons, Dr. Frederick L. "Rick" Potts III and his wife, Glenda of Goldsboro and Joseph Long Potts and his wife, Debbie of Wendell; a daughter, Susan P. Casper and her husband, Mike of Engelhard; a brother, Mendall H. Long of Cary; two sisters, Dorothy L. Quinn of Bartow, Florida and June L. Liverman of Engelhard; her grandchildren, James Potts, John Potts, Jennifer Potts, Andrea Potts, Victor Potts, Suzanne Casper Torres and Michael Casper; a great-granddaughter, Bianca Nicole Torres.  Mrs. Potts was also preceded in death by her brothers, George A. Long and Jack M. Long; a sister, Nena Long Barrett.  Friends may visit with the family at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, February 16, 2005)

POTTS, JR., Frederick Latham

ENGELHARD - Frederick Latham POTTS, JR., 70, died Thursday morning, July 22, 1999 at his home. Born in Washington, N.C., May 20, 1929, he was the son of the late Frederick Latham and Katherine Dudley Potts. An outstanding athlete, he lettered in baseball, basketball and football at Washington High School and later attended the University of Virginia on an athletic scholarship. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was married to the former Elizabeth "Pud" Long. They lived in the Raleigh area for 25 years where he worked with the Square D. Corporation until 1984 when they moved to Engelhard and operated the Hyde Supply of Engelhard until his retirement in 1991. Mr. Potts was a member of the American Legion Post #211, the Mattamuskeet Lodge #328 AF& AM, and was an active member of St. George's Episcopal Church where he was a member of the vestry. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. George's Episcopal Church at Lake Landing in Hyde County with the Rev. James H. Lupton to officiate. Burial will follow in the family plot in the church cemetery. His nephews, Charles Potts, Hank Liverman, Walt Liverman, Ken Andrew and Forrest Anderson, will serve as pallbearers. Surviving are his wife; two sons: Frederick L. Potts, III, M.D. and wife Glenda of Goldsboro and Joseph Long Potts and wife Debbie of Wendell; a daughter, Susan P. Casper and husband Mike of Engelhard; a brother, Zoph Potts and wife Robin of Washington; a sister, Kay P. Andrew of Washington; six grandchildren: James Potts, John Potts, Andrew Potts, Victor Potts, Suzanne Casper and Michael Casper; two aunts: Stella Daniels of Washington, N.C. and Lenora Needham of Convington, Ga. A visitation was held with the family at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter Friday evening. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 25, 1999; pg. 14A)

PRITCHETT, Hilda Credle

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Hilda C. PRITCHETT, 94, died October 11.  Born in Scranton, Hyde County on August 30, 1908, she was the daughter of the late John and Annie Credle.  She was predeceased by her husband, Hershey L. Pritchett.  She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Scranton and a retired teacher from the Norfolk, Va. city schools.  Mrs. Pritchett is survived by her sister, Evelyn C. Edge of Virginia Beach and her brother, Mervis C. Credle of Scranton.  A graveside service was held Oct. 14 at Rosewood Memorial Park.  Arrangements by Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 15, 2002; pg. 12A)

PUDDER, Lona Brickhouse

NORFOLK - Lona B. PUDDER, 81, of the 900 block of St. Brides Road W., died Feb. 10, 1992, in a Norfolk hospital. Mrs. Pudder was born in Hyde County, N.C. She was a member of Chesapeake Baptist Tabernacle. Survivors include her husband, Hoy H. Pudder; a daughter, Margaret Lane of Water View, Va.; a son, Floyd Cahoon of Remlik, Va.; a brother, Albert Brickhouse of Chesapeake; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, by the Rev. Jerry Spear and the Rev. Harry Ferguson. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home and other times at 913 St. Brides Road W. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, February 12, 1992; pg. 2D)

PUGH, Barbara Davis

BELHAVEN - Barbara Davis PUGH, 72, of U. S. Highway 264, The Ponzer Community, died Wednesday, July 1, at her home.  Born in Ponzer, June 11, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Felix A. and Blanche Radcliff Davis.  She graduated from the former John A. Wilkinson High School and was married to Richard Wayne Pugh, Sr. on February 5, 1956.  He preceded her in death.  She and Richard built Pugh’s Gas Mart in Ponzer in 1986 and operated that until the 1990’s. She was a member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ and the Ponzer Volunteer Fire Department where she devoted much time and loved to spend time with her two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at  3 p.m. Sunday at  Mt. Olive Church of Christ, Ponzer.  Keith Hamm will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Carr Baynor, Dean Armstrong, Chuck Dunbar, Timothy Mason, Eric Clayton and Johnny Stotesberry.  Surviving are two sons, Darrell R. Pugh and his wife, Brandy of Swan Quarter and Richard Wayne Pugh, Jr. of Ponzer; two grandchildren, Danielle Pugh and Carl Wayne Pugh.  Barbara was also preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Darlene Pugh in 1968 and her brother, Charles Ray Davis.  Special thanks is extended to the nurses and staff of Community Home Care and Hospice for their care and support.  The family will receive friends during the hour prior to the funeral at the church and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times – Sunday, July 5, 2009; pg. 10A)

PUGH, Carnie David

Carnie David UGH, 60, died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness. He was a native of Hyde County and resided on Rt. 1, South Mills for 12 years.  He was a member of the Sharon United Methodist Church, a sheet metal worker for the Norfolk Navy Shipyard and a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army in France and Germany.  He was the son of the late William D. and Mrs. Minnie Cahoon Pugh and husband of Mrs. Alice Rough Pugh of the home.  Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Miss Ruth Ann Pugh of the home, three sons Daniel and Milford Pugh, both of South Mills and David Wayne Pugh of Rt. 3 Elizabeth City: one brother William Pugh of Belhaven, N.C. and one sister, Mrs. Ruby Bennett of Norfolk, and 2 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Lynn Ogburn, and Rev. Glen Greenway pastor of Berea Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in Memory Garden Cemetery.  [unknown newspaper]  Kindly submitted by Ruth Parks who gave the following information--"His date of death was January 26, 1974 as I have a certified copy of his death certificate. He also lived in Washington, NC some time in his life as he married my mother there and the marriage license states that he was living in Washington NC at the time of their marriage."

PUGH, Clara Bell
The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 25, 1971; pg. 10A

PUGH, Dona Williams

ENGELHARD - Dona Williams PUGH, 67, died Wednesday, August 2, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Torrance, California on June 6, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Feidler and Allene Evelyn Hyatt Williams. She was Past Worthy Matron of Hyde Chapter #213, Order of the Eastern Star, and was a special grandmother and friend. Surviving are her husband, Leonard T. Pugh, Jr.; four daughters: Joanne P. Strong of Lexington, Ky., Debra Pugh of Gullrock, Cindy P. Andrews of Charlotte, and Mandy Pugh of Fayetteville; nine grandchildren: Chris Chumley, Shannon Strong, Alex Tschan, Keena Pugh, Juwan Pugh, Nikki Andrews, Chance Pugh, Sheana Pugh and Madison Andrews. Funeral services were Saturday, August 5, at 2 p.m. at the Pugh Family cemetery in the Gullrock community with Steve Bryan and Valerie Ballance officiating. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 6, 2000; pg. 14A)

PUGH, SR., Earl Dawson

ENGELHARD - Earl Dawson PUGH, SR., 87, of the Nebraska community, Route 1, Engelhard, died November 10 in Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A life-long Hyde County resident, Mr. Pugh was born in the Gulrock community, son of the late Joseph Madison and Amanda Payne Pugh. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945, during which time he served for 16 months on the USS Missouri and witnessed the signing of the peace treaty with Japan in Tokyo Bay on September 6, 1945. He also served in Georgetown and Charleston, S.C. and Southport. He and his wife operated the Virginia Pugh General Store in the Nebraska community for 29 years. He was an active community and public servant having served on the Hyde County Board of Education from 1965-1980, on the board of Social Services for many years, and was active in the Engelhard Rotary Club and named a Paul Harris fellow. He was also a member of American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Mooney Pugh; his son and daughter-in-law, Earl Dawson Pugh, Jr. and Dianne H. Pugh; three brothers: Leonard T. Pugh of Gulrock, James A. Pugh of Nebraska and Joseph Pugh of Gulrock; two sisters Irene P. Sadler of Swan Quarter and Essie P. Webster of Pinetown; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Pugh, January 11, 1983. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the gravesite at the Pugh-Mooney plot in Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter. The Rev. Tom Supplee and Steve Bryan will officiate. The family suggests that memorials may be sent to Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, Route 1, Box 175, Engelhard. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday and at other times at their home. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 11, 1993)

PUGH, Edith Sadler

Edith Sadler PUGH, 92, of 219 Great Ditch Rd., Engelhard and most recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center died Thursday May 30, 2013.  Born in Hyde County on November 25, 1920, the daughter of the late Herbert L. and Katie Midyette Sadler, she was married to Jack L. Pugh who proceeded her in death. She was a member of Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church and Watson's Chapel United Methodist Women.  She spent most of her working career as a receptionist for the Hyde County Health Department and the Hyde County Schools until she retired at the age of 83.  Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church. Pastor Jerald Craddock will officiate. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Surviving are a son Paul W. Pugh and wife Betsy of Engelhard; daughters, Katie P. Cook and husband Kenneth of South Port, NC, Marjorie P. Brown and husband Johnny of Rose Hill, NC, Barbara P. Williams of Fairfield and Janis Simmons and husband Tom of South Port, NC; twelve grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; fourteen great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty S. Spencer of Engelhard; a brother Ottis E. Sadler and wife Marjorie of Swan Quarter.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by two brothers H.L. Sadler, Jr. and Gervis E. Sadler.  The family will receive friends at the home place at 219 Great Ditch Rd., Engelhard.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

Hyde County experienced the death of two very well known people this past week in the deaths of Edith Sadler Pugh and Jack Mason, Jr. Both represent personalities that made long lasting contributions in this county and will long be remembered.  Mrs. Edith lived in the Lake Landing area and Jack lived in Swan Quarter until moving to Winterville because of his need for immediate health care. Mrs. Edith Sadler Pugh was remembered on Sunday during her funeral service at Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church where she was so faithful in recent years up until the time that her health did not permit her to attend services. Over the years she worked at the Hyde County Health Department and at the former Davis School where she touched countless lives. Her life represented a precious spirit that reached out to children and adults as well, as she provided her services at both of the aforementioned workplaces. We extend sympathy and offer special prayers for Mrs. Edith's family in these days and know that she is now at rest in the arms of her  Savior. She suffered long with respiratory difficulties and now, as the scriptures tell us, "all is new for the old has passed away."  (Soule Church Newsletter - Wednesday, June 3, 2013)

PUGH, Mrs. W.W. [Emma]
[Feb. 11, 1845 - Dec. 21, 1903]
Washington Progress - January 7, 1904; pg. 3

PUGH, Hilda Hodges

Mrs. Hilda Hodges PUGH, age 94, formerly of Belhaven, passed away Friday, December 4, 2009.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, December 7, 2009 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, conducted by Rev. H.P. Norman. Interment will be held at a later date. Dan Gibbs, Jr., Ronald Pugh, David Price, Allen Pugh, Walter O’Neal III and Rich Robinson will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Pugh was born in Hyde County on September 3, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Ralph Hodges and Corine Mason Hodges Bateman. Mrs. Pugh was a homemaker. She was a member of the Sidney Free Will Baptist Church.  On June 22, 1932, Mrs. Pugh married Clinton Noville Pugh, who preceded her in death in 1975.  Survivors include one daughter, Lynette Pugh Sawyer and her husband, Howard of Belhaven; two sons, Ronald Clinton Pugh and his wife, Margaret of Stantonsburg, N.C., Tony Lee Pugh and his wife, Janice of Engelhard; one sister, Catherine O’Neal of Belhaven; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Pugh was preceded in death by a daughter, Mable Jean Gibbs and one brother, James Hodges.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sunday, December 6, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Pugh family.   (Washington Daily News - Sunday, December 6, 2009)

PUGH, James Audry

SWAN QUARTER - James Audry PUGH, 80, of the Nebraska Community, Route 1, died March 7, 1998, at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter. Born in the Gull Rock Community, Oct. 4, 1917, he was the son of the late Joseph Madison and Amanda Payne Pugh. He lived and worked in Norfolk for many years and returned to Hyde County in 1978. He was an automotive mechanic from 1942 until 1946; he worked at the Naval Air Station until 1978 and retired as an inspector. He was a member of the Engelhard Chapter of American Legion, Rotary International and Knights of Pythias, Norfolk Lodge 106 and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church at Gull Rock. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was married to the late Margaret Knickerbocker Pugh, who died in 1987. Surviving are two brothers, Leonard T. Pugh and Joseph Pugh, both of the Gull Rock Community, Route 1, Engelhard; two sisters, Irene P. Sadler of Swan Quarter and Essie P. Webster of Pinetown; and 10 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at the family plot in Soule Cemetery by the Rev. L.R. Sparrow and Steve Bryan. The family will receive friends at the residence. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, is in charge of arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Monday, March 9, 1998; pg. 4B

PUGH, Joseph

ENGELHARD - Joseph PUGH, 77, of the Gull Rock community, Engelhard, died Tuesday, May 11 at his home. Born in Gull Rock on January 15, 1922, he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Amanda Payne Pugh. He was married to the former Leona Brown who survives. Retired from the U.S. Navy, Mr. Pugh served for 20 years including World War II, mostly in the North Atlantic and was a one hundred percent disabled veteran. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons: Joseph M. Pugh of Gull Rock, William W. Harris of High Point and Barry D. Harris of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Leonard Pugh of Gull Rock; two sisters: Essie P. Webster of Pinetown and Irene P. Sadler of Swan Quarter; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Ken W. Harris, and three brothers: Earl Pugh, Carl Pugh, and James Pugh. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 13, in the Bethany United Methodist Church at Gull Rock. Raffael Farrow, Jr. will be the officiant. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 13, 1999; pg. 8A)

PUGH, JR., Leonard Theodore

Leonard Theodore PUGH, JR., 76, longtime resident of Gull Rock and Nebraska communities in Hyde County and more recently residing in Newport, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City.  Born in Gull Rock, June 3, 1931, he was the son of the late Leonard T. and Clarabell Mason Pugh. He was married to the former Dona Williams who preceded him in death. A graduate of Engelhard High School, he later enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he served until his retirement as master chief. Later, he worked with Interstate Electronics for some 20 years. He attended Watson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, was a member of Newport Moose Lodge, Atlantic Lodge # 294, AF & AM in Hyde County and was a longtime member of the Fleet Reserve.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Pugh cemetery at Gull Rock. The Rev. Jerald Craddock will officiate and Masonic rites will be afforded by Atlantic Lodge.  Surviving are four daughters, Joanne Strong and Debbie Pugh both of Newport, Cindy Andrews of Lugoff, S.C., and Mandy Pugh of Engelhard; a sister, Elsie Pugh Selby of Engelhard; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Carteret County News - Friday, August 24, 2007)

PUGH, SR., Leonard Theodore

ENGELHARD - Leonard Theodore PUGH, SR., 92, a life-long resident of the Gull Rock community in Hyde County and most recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Tuesday, January 9 in Pungo District Hospital. Born in Hyde County on January 3, 1909, he was the son of the late Joseph Madison and Amanda Payne Pugh. He was married to the late Clara Mason Pugh who died in 1971. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and was a retired fisherman. Survivors include a son, Leonard T. Pugh, Jr. of the Nebraska community; a daughter, Elsie P. Moore of Engelhard; two sisters: Essie McAllister Webster of Pinetown and Irene P. Sadler of Swan Quarter; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceding Mr. Pugh in death were brothers: Earl Pugh, Joseph Pugh, Carl Pugh, and James Pugh. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 12 at the family plot in Brooks Cemetery, Gull Rock. Steve Bryan and Valerie Ballance will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter had charge. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 11, 2001; pg. 10A)

PUGH, Richard Wayne

BELHAVEN - Richard Wayne PUGH, 55, of Route 1, Ponzer community, died December 14 at Pungo District Hospital. Born in Belhaven, he was the son of the late Samuel Leroy and Bertha Armitte Keech Pugh. He spent 10 years with Cecil Hudson ESSO Service in Chesapeake, Va.; 15 years with the Chesapeake Police Department; 10 years with Volvo of America; and five years with Hyde County Sheriff's Department until he retired earlier this year due to his health. He was a long time member of the Virginia Police Association. He was a member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Davis Pugh; two sons: Richard Wayne Pugh, Jr. and Darrell Ray Pugh of the home; three sisters: Edna White, Erma Ray Wilkins and Mary Elizabeth Rose, all of Belhaven. Mr. Pugh was preceded in death by a daughter, Michell Darlene, in 1968 and a brother, Norval Pugh, in 1940. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Olive Church of Christ. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 16, 1993)

PUGH, Rupert

GULROCK - Rupert PUGH, 69, a native of Gulrock, Hyde County, died in the Belhaven hospital following a heart attack, at 10 p.m. Monday. For many years he was in business at Last Chance, and resided in this section of Hyde County. He is survived by five sons (not named); one brother, Joe Pugh of Gulrock; five sisters: Mrs. E.T. Cutrell and Mrs. Charlie Haynes of Lake Landing, Mrs. Lida Payne and Mrs. Agness Gibbs of Elizabeth City, and Mrs. G.C. Cutrell of Middletown. The funeral and burial were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gulrock. (The Coastland Times - Friday, February 13, 1953; pg. 1)

PUGH, Samuel L.

SAMUEL PUGH PASSES FRIDAY - Belhaven - Samuel L. PUGH, age 71, retired seaman, died late Friday in the U.S. Public Health service center in Norfolk, Va. following a long illness.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Paul Funeral home here with the Rev. Martin Kershman officiating.  Burial wil follow in the Odd Fellows cemetery.  Mr. Pugh lived most of his life here and attended the Assembly of God Church.  Surviving are one son, Richard Pugh of Chesapeake, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Wilkins of Belhaven, Mrs. Edward Sumerdon of Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rose of Belhaven; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  [unknown newspaper but handwritten date says June 31, 1970]

CHESAPEAKE - Samuel L. PUGH, 71, of 807 Wadena Road, Princeton Halls, died Friday in a Norfolk hospital.  A native of Hyde County, N.C., he was a son of William D. and Mrs. Mary Credle Pugh and the husband of the late Mrs. Bertha Kreche Pugh.  He was a retired merchant seaman.  He is survived by a son, Richard W. Pugh of Chesapeake; three daughters, Mrs. Irma Wilkins and Mrs. Mary Rose of Belhaven, N.C., and Mrs. Edward Sumerton of Baltimore; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  The body is being sent from Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, to Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, for a funeral service today at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Martin Kershman.  Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Belhaven.  [unknown newspaper but handwritten date says June 31, 1970]  Both obituaries kindly submitted by Ruth Pugh Parks

PUGH, Thomas

SWAN QUARTER - Mr. Thomas PUGH of Mount Pleasant died (no date given). (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, August 10, 1893; pg. 2; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]  NOTE: In Memory Of states Thomas Paine Pugh was born July 6, 1828 and died August 1, 1893. He was the son of Dameron Pugh and Zilpah Paine and husband of Emma Courtney Midyett.

PUGH, Virginia Mooney

NEBRASKA - Virginia Mooney PUGH, 81, of the Nebraska community in Hyde County, died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on September 29, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Preston and Rosa Selby Mooney. She was the widow of Earl Dawson Pugh. She operated the Virginia M. Pugh Store in Nebraska for 30 years prior to her retirement in 1976. She was a member of the Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women, and was an honorary member of the Engelhard Rotary Club. Surviving are a son, Earl Dawson Pugh, Jr. and wife Dianne of Engelhard; two grandchildren: Earl Dawson Pugh, III and wife Bethany, and Carla Dianne Pugh; her very special caregiver and friend, Ruby Benson of the Nebraska community. Mrs. Pugh was preceded in death by two children: Ruth Pugh and Huey Earl Pugh and a sister, Ella Mae Mooney. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Valerie Ballance and the Rev. Ray Sparrow will officiate. Burial will follow in the family plot at Soule Cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, Feb., 21, 2002; pg. 6A)

PUGH, Willie O'Neal

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Willie O'Neal PUGH, 90, of the Gull Rock community in Hyde County, died Saturday, November 9, at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter where she had resided since July of this year. Born in Gull Rock on June 11, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Tarkington and Emma Amanda Midyette O'Neal. She was the widow of Alfred Jackson Pugh. She had been a member of the Bethany Methodist Church since the age of 8, and was long active in the United Methodist Women. She was always active in community affairs. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the family plot in Brooks Cemetery at Gull Rock with Rev. L.R. Sparrow and Raffael Farrow, Jr. officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Keith Weatherly, Cleron Carawan, Benjie Carawan, Stevie Cutrell, Brandon Cutrell, and Chad Marshall. Surviving are two daughters: Hilda P. Brown of Swan Quarter and Gertrude P. Carawan of Gull Rock; 6 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 12, 1996; pg. 8A)

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