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SADLER, Alice Virginia Sawyer

SCRANTON - Alice Virginia Sawyer Sadler, 90, formerly of the Scranton Community, and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center,  died February 13, 2008 at Cross Creek.  Born in Hyde County, March 7, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Becton and Aileen Pegram Sawyer.  She was married to Ellis Dalton Sadler who preceded her in death.  She was a member of Rose Bay Baptist Church.  Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Rose Bay Baptist Church.  Steve Bryan and Sam Eburn, Jr. will officiate.   Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be C. D. Gibbs, Dewey Sawyer, Larry Phelps, Paul Cohn, Lee Williams, Barry Equils and Steve Sawyer.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Sawyer and Wayne Sawyer.  Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy S. Equils and Faye S. Gibbs both of Washington; a brother, Roger Sawyer of Plymouth; three sisters, Doris Phelps of Manteo, Nell Lee of Richlands and Hilda O’Neal of Fairfield; five grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Sadler’s grandson Mr. Barry and Sherry Equils 1581 New Lands Rd., Fairfield.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 17, 2008; pg. 10A)

SADLER, Alla Smith

Alla S. Sadler, 83, passed away Tuesday morning, January 7, 2014 at her home in Fairfield, NC.  Alla was born on June 15, 1930 in the Fairfield Township of Hyde County to the late Carroll Demock Smith and Olive Watson Smith. On November 3, 1950, she married H.L. Sadler, Jr,, who preceded her in death. Along with her husband, they operated Sadler Texaco in Fairfield for 28 years. The rest of her life she was a homemaker and a caring mother and grandmother for her children and grandchildren. Her favorite pastime was enjoying friends and family. Alla was also preceded in death by her brother, Erwin Smith.  She is survived by her two sisters, Shelby Sawyer of Fairfield, NC and Marcelline Gilbert of Williamston, NC. Alla is also survived by her son, Donald Sadler and wife, Lorraine ,of Williamston, NC and daughter, Tina Sadler Eakes and husband, David, of Fairfield, NC. She had three grandchildren Anita Sadler Roberson and husband Brent of Williamston, NC and Cruz and Payton Eakes of Fairfield, NC. She also had two great grandchildren Mary Spencer and Liam of Williamston, NC.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00pm on Friday January 10, 2014 at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, NC and other times at the home, 8675 Piney Woods Rd. Fairfield, NC 27826. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 11th at 11:00 am at the Fairfield Christian Church with graveside service following at the Fairfield Cemetery.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, NC.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, January 8, 2014)

SADLER, Benjamin Franklin

(1912 - 2007) Benjamin Franklin Sadler, 94, of 20757 U. S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter died Monday, June 11, 2007, at Cross Creek Health Care Center.  Born in Hyde County on December 6, 1912, he was the son of the late Frank and Amandia Midyette Sadler. He was a retired farmer and attended Swan Quarter Christian Church.  Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Irene Pugh Sadler; two sons, Joe Frank Sadler and Reid Gregory Sadler both of Swan Quarter; three daughters, Dale S. Fick of Chesapeake, Va., Lana S. Blake of Newport News, Va. and Kerry S. Carawan of Swan Quarter; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Emmitt, Herbert, Eugene, Ottis, Linwood and Hiram Sadler; sisters, Meta Rose, Luvenia Hodges, Ella Gibbs, Maggie Dodd and Lillian Sadler.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Richard Smartnick and Steve Bryan will officiate.  The family expresses their deepest appreciation to Dr. Richard Young, Dr. Mark Beamer, Susan Utley and the entire staff at Cross Creek Health Care Center for their special care and love extended to Mr. Sadler during his illness.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Tuesday evening, 7 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of Kerry and Donald Carawan, 21490 U. S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, June 12, 2007)

SADLER, Bettie Pegram

Betty Pegram Sadler, 63, of 760 Main Street, Swan Quarter, died early Thursday, November 12, 2009, at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Born in Washington, N.C. on February 1, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Virginia Dare Cutrell Pegram.  She was married to Larry Paul Sadler, Sr. who survives.  Betty served as dietician at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter until her retirement.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery.  Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Michael Wayne Sadler and wife, Jennifer of Engelhard and Larry Paul Sadler, Jr. and wife, Melissa of Swan Quarter; a brother, David Pegram, Jr. of South Carolina; grandchildren, Michael Dean Sadler, Jenna Ellis Sadler, Gage Sadler and Brittany Nixon; her very special friend, her dog "Girl".  Betty was also preceded in death be a son, Melvin "Marty" Dean Sadler and a brother, Marvin Pegram.  The family will received friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Saturday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

SADLER, Bobby

SWAN QUARTER — Mr. Bobby “Hound Dog” Sadler, 74, died May 19, 2010 at Cross Creek Nursing Home. A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 2 p.m. at St. Lydia Church Cemetery. The service will be preceded by a viewing from noon to 2 p.m. at the cemetery.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, May 23, 2010)

SADLER, Caddie Smith

SWAN QUARTER - Caddie Smith SADLER, 75, died December 30 in Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. Mrs. Sadler, a native of Leechville, was the daughter of the late Pilos and Sudie Keefer Smith. She worked for many years as a seamstress with the former Belhaven Manufacturing Company. Survivors include a son, Delmer M. Sadler of Swan Quarter; five daughters: Sybil S. Gibbs of Swan Quarter; Ellen S. Wood, Mae S. Ambrose and Jane S. Chesson, all of Plymouth; and Brenda S. Roper of Scranton; a sister, Lillian Henries of Washington; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held January 2 at 3 p.m. at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery. The Rev. Lynn Manilla, pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church, officiated. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 4, 1994)

SADLER, Carrie Tate

MAYSVILLE - Carrie Tate SADLER, 85, formerly of Swan Quarter, died January 20, at Britthaven Nursing Home of Jacksonville. Mrs. Sadler was a native of Beaufort County. She was preceded in death by her son, Edward Sadler, and her daughter, Christine Stotesberry. Surviving are four granddaughters: Carol S. Aman and Wanda S. Morton of Maysville, Lisa Stotesberry of Felda, Florida, and Susie Gibbs of Engelhard; and three grandsons: Marty Sadler of Maysville, Curtis and ernie Stotesberry of Swan Quarter; 14 great-grandchildren; and her son-in-law, Roland Stotesberry of Swan Quarter. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 23, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Maysville with the Rev. George Packer officiating. Burial will be in the Dogwood Memorial Cemetery in Maysville. The family will receive friends at the home of Jack and Carol Aman in Belgrade. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 23, 1997; pg. 8A)

SADLER, Charlie Eugene

SWAN QUARTER - Charlie Eugene SADLER, 27, died Wednesday, October 14, 1998. Born in Glynn County, Georgia November 17, 1970, he was the son of Garry Wayne and Lynn Jennette Sadler. He worked as a commercial fisherman. Charlie joined the Swan Quarter Baptist Church in September of this year and was baptized at that time. Funeral services were held Friday at the gravesite in the family plot at Soule Cemetery. Steve Bryan officiated. Surviving in addition to his parents are his paternal grandmother, Hazel T. Sadler, and his two brothers, Vernon T. Sadler and Eric W. Sadler, all of Swan Quarter. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 18, 1998; pg. 10A)

SADLER, Delmar Murl

Delmar Murl Sadler, 65, of Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter, died Thursday, November 29, 2007, at Cross Creek Health Care Center.  Born in Swan Quarter, July 25, 1942, he was the son of the late Murl and Caddie Smith Sadler.  He spent his entire working years as a commercial fisherman and was a friend to all of the seafood community.  A funeral service will be held at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Mike Wheeler will officiate.  Surviving are five sisters, Sybil  S. Gibbs of Swan Quarter, Brenda S. Roper of Scranton, Ellen S. Wood  and Mae S. Ambrose both of Plymouth, Jane S. Chesson of Jamesville.  The family will receive friends at the home of Sybil Gibbs, 2106 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Home obituary)

SADLER, Dorothy Caroll Gibbs

FAIRFIELD - Dorothy Carroll Gibbs SADLER, died Tuesday, April 2 at her home on Church Street. Born in Scottsdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Bruce and Bertha Rachel Hill Carroll. She was a retired salesperson and buyer in retail clothing and was first married to Windley Mann Gibbs who preceded her in death in 1978. She was then married to John Carroll Sadler who preceded her in death in 1992. She was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church and the Fairfield Chapter #247, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are a brother, James Russell Carroll of DeLand, Florida; a half-sister, Virginia Burke of Lititz, Pa; a half-brother, Donald C. Carroll of Englewood, Florida; and two nieces: Susie Quinn of Jacksonville, Florida and Connie Horton of Green Cove Springs, Florida. Mrs. Sadler was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth E. Carroll in 1990. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Fairfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. Valerie Ballance will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fairfield Cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 4, 2002; pg. 4B)

SADLER, Elizabeth Marie Simpson

Mrs. Elizabeth Marie “Sissy” Simpson SADLER, 49, of 600 Juniper Bay Road, Swan Quarter, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald Craddock officiating.  Mrs. Sadler was born in Virginia Beach, Va., on Sept. 23, 1957. She was the daughter of Evelyn Pinner Simpson Gibbs and the late Jimmy Simpson. She was married to Jimmy L. Sadler, who survives. She worked with her husband in commercial fishing prior to her illness.  Survivors include one son, Jimmy Guy Sadler of the home; two stepdaughters, Faithe S. Simpson of Swan Quarter, and Hope Sadler of Greenville; two brothers, Darrell Lee Simpson of Williamston, and Michael Scott Simpson of Swan Quarter; two sisters, Arlene S. Harris and Beverly S. Miller, both of Swan Quarter; and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, December 6, 2006)

SADLER, Ellis Dalton

SCRANTON - Ellis Dalton SADLER, 87, of Route 2, and recently a patient at Cross creek Health Care Center, died Friday, May 29, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on February 17, 1911, he was the son of the late James Edgar and Challie Sawyer Sadler. He was a long active member of Rose Bay Missionary Baptist Church where he had served as deacon for many years. Mr. Sadler was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Bell Island Camp and was a part of so much that is enjoyed in Hyde County today. He worked as a truck sales representative for the Rose Bay Oyster Company under the management of Mr. Jennette and later with Swan Quarter Crab Company. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Alice Sawyer Sadler; two daughters: Dorothy S. Equils and son-in-law William M. Equils of Scranton, and Edith Fay S. Gibbs and son-in-law David Gibbs of Washington; one brother, Lee Sadler of Edenton; one sister, Belle S. Brickhouse of Avon Lake, Ohio; 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grand- children. He was preceded in death by brothers: Staton Sadler, Edmond Sadler, Lundy Sadler, and Sheridan Sadler, and sisters: Lulu S. Sawyer and Blanche S. Brickhouse. Funeral services were held Monday in the Rose Bay Baptist Church. Sam Eburn, Jr., Douglas A. Gibbs and Steve Bryan will lead the service and burial will follow in Soule Cemetery. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 2, 1998; pg. 12A)

SADLER, Essie Equils

Essie Equils Sadler, 89, of 5491 U.S. Highway 264, Scranton, died Wednesday morning, December 17, 2008 at her home.  Born in Hyde County, November 27, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Ella Mae Jarvis and William R. Equils. She worked for several years with the Department of Social Services, was a well known seamstress and an avid worker in her church until her latter years. She was a member of Scranton Christian Church.  Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Scranton Christian Church. David W. Mason and Michael Swindell will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Church of Christ Cemetery.  Surviving are husband of 66 years, Gaston Bell Sadler; two daughters, Audrey Dianne Lumsden of the home and Dorinda Lois Guzzo and her husband, Michael of Cape Coral, Florida; a brother, William M. Equils and wife, Dorothy of Washington; four sisters-in-law, Henrietta Equils of Richmond, Va. and Edna Equils, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Swan Quarter, Hazel Worthman of Washington and Lucille Jones of Engelhard; brothers-in-law, Travis Sadler and wife, Christine of Washington and Robert Lee Sadler and wife, Millie of Marlboro NY; nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sadler was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters in youth, a son, Thomas Deree Sadler; a granddaughter, Heather Dianne Lumsden; a son-in-law, Roy Wilson Lumsden; Three brothers, William Kelly Equils and wife, Zadia, Gilbert Bradt Equils, Zonnie Eugene Equils; sister, Rosa “Tiny” Cahoon and husband, Robert; brother-in-law, Lindsey Warren Sadler; sister-in-law, Kathleen Sadler McKinney.  We would like to thank Pungo District Hospital, Boyette Medical Center, Hydeland Home Health, Community Home Care and Hospice, Hyde County Rescue, and Bertie Ambulance Co. for all of their help and kindness during my mother’s illness and also to one special person who told me what to expect next and for coming to our rescue when she wouldn’t listen to anyone else. You know who you are and we love you.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funreal Service in Swan Quarter on Thursday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, December 18, 2008)

SADLER, Faye Credle

Faye Credle Sadler died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  The funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 11 am in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park, Reverend Beth Thompson of Oakmont Baptist Church will be officiating.  Faye was the daughter of the late Eugene and Mabel Credle, of the Sladesville community in Scranton, NC. She was born in Washington, NC on August 21, 1944 and attended Sladesville School, West Hyde High School and Chowan College.  She worked for the East Carolina Bank for thirty six and a half years beginning in 1972 and ending as branch manager in December of 2008. She loved volunteering in ambulatory surgery at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro and golf and her friends in the Plymouth Ladies Golf Association. She enjoyed attending plays, concerts, movies, shopping, and playing cards with her “posse,” Peggy and Scott Coble of Swan Quarter, Carolyn Watson of Durham and Engelhard, and Judy Harris of Swan Quarter. Non- card- playing “posse” are Carolyn’s husband Ernie and Judy’s husband, Jerry.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Credle Hodges of Tarboro.  She is survived by her: daughter, Lisa Kathryn Sadler of Greenville; two beloved cats, Socks and Sassy; a brother, Jack Credle of Belhaven; sisters, Hazel Rose of Belhaven, and Margaret Scott and husband, Duane of Clayton and three nieces and two nephews. The family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers if desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association of North Carolina, Eastern Chaper,1305 Navaho Dr., Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27609, American Diabetes Association, 2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27607, or to a Hospice Center of your choice.  (Wilkerson Funeral Home)

We sadly report the accidental death of Faye Credle Sadler in Greenville.  She was a long time and faithful part of Soule Church and dearly loved by many. Funeral Services will be held at in the chapel of Wilkerson Funeral Home on East Fifth St. in Greenville. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during the hour prior to the funeral service. Our sincere sympathy and prayers are lifted up for her daughter, Lisa and her siblings and their families.  (Soule Methodist Church Newsletter - July 18, 2013)

SADLER, Gaston Bell

Gaston Bell Sadler, 89, of 5491 U. S. Highway 264, Scranton died at home on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, going to be with his Lord and family including Essie Equils Sadler, his wife of 66 years, a son, Thomas Deree, his granddaughter, Heather and son-in-law, Wilson Lumsden, and his parents, Charlie R. and Sudie Pearl Harris Sadler, and Brothers, Mack Deree Sadler and Lindsey Warren Sadler and sister, Kathleen McKinney.  He is survived by his daughters, Audrey Dianne Lumsden of the home and Dorinda Guzzo and husband, Michael of Cape Coral, FL; two brothers, Robert Sadler and wife, Millie of Marlboro, NY and Travis Sadler and wife, Christine of Washington; two sisters, Hazel Worthman of Washington and Lucille Jones of Engelhard; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, William Equils and wife, Dot of Washington; two sisters-in-law, Edna Equils of Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter and Henrietta Equils of Richmond, VA.  He was a member of Scranton Christian Church and an avid commercial fisherman.  Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Scranton Christian Church.  David W. Mason and Mike Swindell will officiate.  Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery at Ponzer.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, December 18, 2009)

SADLER, Gervis Elwood

Mr. Gervis Elwood Sadler, 86, of 20965 U.S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter, died at his home on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, after an extended illness.  Born in Lake Landing Township of Hyde County, Aug. 8, 1924, he was the son of the late Herbert L. and Katie Zerola Midgette Sadler.  He attended the former Swan Quarter School and was married to the former Evelyn Swindell who survives.  An avid hunter, he was a member of Hyde County Waterfowl Association and was inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame in 2001. A great supporter of local schools and youth, he was instrumental in getting the first activity bus for Mattamuskeet School and was an active member of Soule United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Soule United Methodist Church. Pastor Jerald Craddock and Steve Bryan will officiate and burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Tony Sadler and his wife, Laurie of Manteo; two daughters, Linda S. Smith and her husband, James of Kernersville, and Dana S. Miller and her husband, Allan of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, O.E. Sadler of Swan Quarter and H.L. Sadler, Jr. of Fairfield; two sisters, Edith S. Pugh of Lake Landing and Bettie S. Spencer of Engelhard; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.   The family will receive friends at Soule United Methodist Church on Tuesday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, February 1, 2011)

A TRIBUTE TO GERVIS E. SADLER - Gervis was one of a kind.  He lived life to the fullest and will long be remembered as one of the greatest story tellers.  He loved every moment of life and brought happiness to many as he guided in hunting geese and duck through his earlier years.  He shared time of his past with many who traveled this way and always left one happy that they had passed his way.  His life in Soule Church was one of blessing to all of us.  Faithful for as long as his health would permit, he entered quietly, sat in “his” pew, served as an usher and attended all of the Sunday evening dinners and services until recently as his health kept him at home.  The church, filled to capacity for his funeral this past Wednesday, was an indication of how he was loved and regarded as special to all who attended and many more.  His wife and children were obviously warmed by the many who encircled them to show their love and support.  We will not soon forget the presence and the loyalty of one who expressed his devotion and love for his Lord.  I give thanks for the friendship that I knew in Gervis and I loved the many times that he stepped forth to offer something special in worship, in the community and in his home.  Evelyn, Dana, Linda and Tony and all the family have a heart filled with memories that will live forever.  He taught his children well and the lessons learned made sense because Gervis wanted the best for his family and he was willing to make sacrifices. May our hearts be warmed by the memories we hold dear as we commend him to God’s keeping.  Our loss becomes Gervis’ victory as he receives the crown of righteousness promised by his Lord and Savior and all who await His return with power.--Steve Bryan, 2011  (Soule Methodist Church Newsletter - February 7, 2011)

SADLER, Hazel Thompson

On Sunday, March 10th 2013, Hazel Thompson Sadler, peacefully left this earth at the age of 94, yet she will stay in our hearts and minds forever.  Born in Hyde County, September 20, 1918, she was the daughter of the late George and Rosa Williams Thompson of Swan Quarter. She was temporarily residing at Cross Creek Health Care.  She lived her life in Swan Quarter and was married to the late Charlie Sadler. She devoted her life to being a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was a hardworking woman in and outside of her home. She was a lively, strong willed and amazing woman.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Pastor Mike Wheeler will officiate.  Surviving are three sons, Larry Paul Sadler of Swan Quarter, Gary Wayne Sadler and wife Lynn of Swan Quarter, Stewart Eugene Sadler and wife Kelly of Brunswick, GA; a daughter Patsy S. Newman and husband Mitchell of Swan Quarter; and son-in-law, Sammie Williams of Swan Quarter, thirteen grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.   In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son Glenn Sadler, a daughter Diana S. Williams; grandsons Marty Dean Sadler and Charlie Eugene Sadler; sisters Pauline T. Cahoon, Ernestine T. Cuthrell; two brothers, Norman Thompson and Curtis Thompson; a daughter in-law Betty Sadler.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mitchell and Patsy Newman, 375 Main Street, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

SADLER, H.L. [Herbert Lee] Jr.

H.L. SADLER JR., 81, a resident of 8675 Piney Woods Road, Fairfield, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at his home. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Fairfield Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Bryan Funeral Service. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, April 27, 2011)

Herbert Lee Sadler, Jr.  “H.L.”, 81, passed away early Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at his home in Fairfield, NC.  H.L. was born on March 21, 1930 in the Lake Landing Township of Hyde County to the late Herbert Lee Sadler, Sr. and Katie Zerola Midyette Sadler.  On November 3, 1950 he married Alla Joyce Smith, who survives.  He served his country in the Armed Forces in the Korean War and later had numerous occupations, which included farming, operating Sadler Texaco in Fairfield for 28 years and the latest as owner and operator of the Mattamuskeet Campground in Hyde County.   His favorite pastime was working and fellowshipping with his numerous friends and family.  H.L. was also preceded in death by his brother, Gervis Sadler.  He is survived by his brother, Otis Earl Sadler and two sisters, Edith Pugh and Betty Spencer, all of Hyde County.  H.L. is also survived by his son, Donald Sadler and wife Lorraine of Williamston, NC and daughter, Tina Sadler Eakes and husband David of Fairfield, NC.  He had three grandchildren Anita Sadler Roberson and husband Brent of Williamston, NC and Cruz and Payton Eakes of Fairfield, NC.  He also had two great grandchildren Mary Spencer and Liam Roberson of Williamston, NC.  The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday April 29th at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, NC and other times at the home, 8675 Piney Woods Rd. Fairfield, NC 27826.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 30th at 11:00 am at the Fairfield Christian Church with graveside service following at the Fairfield cemetery.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, NC.  (Bryan Funeral Service)
 

SADLER, Herbert Lee [Sr.]

SWAN QUARTER - Herbert Lee SADLER, 89, Rt. 1, died Dec. 20 in Beaufort County Hospital. Graveside services were held. Friday in Soule cemetery. Sadler, a native of Hyde County, was the son of the late Frank and Mollie Midgette Sadler. He was a prominent farmer in the Lake Comfort Community and was a member of the Middleton Christian Church, as well as the Atlantic Lodge AF& AM for more than 50 years. Sadler was a member of the Hyde County Board of Commissioners from 1947-61. He was chairman of the board for several years. He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Zerola Midgette Sadler of the home; three sons: Gervis E. Sadler, Ottis E. Sadler and H.L.Sadler of Fairfield; two daughters: Mrs. Edith S. Pugh and Mrs. Betty S. Spencer of Rt. 1, Engelhard; a brother, Frank Sadler of Swan Quarter; a sister, Mrs. Maggie S. Dodd of Belhaven; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to the Middleton Christian Church, Rt. 1, Engelhard 27824. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - December 24, 1989; pg. 10A)

SADLER, Irene Pugh

Irene Pugh Sadler, 94, of 20757 U.S. Highway 264 died Thursday, January 14, 2010, at Cross Creek Health Care Center.  Born in Gull Rock, Hyde County, August 3, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Joseph M. and Amanda Payne Pugh. She was married to Benjamin Franklin Sadler who preceded her in death. She attended the Swan Quarter Christian Church.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Richard Smartnick, Dr. Ira (Sonny) Furrow and Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are two sons, Joe Frank Sadler and special friend, Olga Jarvis, and Reid Gregory Sadler and wife, Sharon of Swan Quarter; three daughters, Dale S. Fick of Suffolk, VA , Lana S. Blake of Newport News, VA and Kerry S. Carawan and husband, Donald of Swan Quarter; a special sister, Essie Pugh Webster of Swan Quarter; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a special niece, Elsie Pugh Selby of Engelhard.  She was preceded in death by brothers, Earl, Leonard, Carl, James and Joe Pugh.  Special thanks are extended to Cross Creek Health Care Staff, Dr. Charles Boyette and Dr. Richard Young.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, January 15, 2010)
 

SADLER, James Milton

BELHAVEN - James Milton SADLER of Union St., Belhaven, died April 1 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. He was born at Lake Landing to the late Zachariah Spencer and Lillian Spencer. He served in the Army during World War II. He was married to Lydie Mae Hankins Sadler. Surviving are six daughters: Mary Mosely, Judy Mae Benjamin and Cheryll Ebron, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ella Mann of Belhaven, Hazel Basnight of Gum Neck and Teresa Salsbury of Baltimore; six sons: James Boomer of Pantego, William Sadler of Brooklyn, N. Y., Andrew Sadler of Wayne County, Oden Sadler of Baltimore, Herman Linton of Greenville and Sherman Linton of Acre Station; two sisters: Barbara Bonner of Queens, N.Y., and Glenda Lanier of Belhaven; two brothers: Zachariah Spencer, II of Grimesland and Artis Spencer of Pantego; 41 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at White Plains Free Will Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Douglas Cogdell, officiating. Burial was in Northside Cemetery. Arrangements were by Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Fourth St., Washington. (The Coastland Times - April 9, 1992)

SADLER, Jimmy Lee

Mr. Jimmy Lee Sadler, 58, of 600 Juniper Bay Road, Swan Quarter, died at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007.  Born in Tyrrell County, April 19, 1949, he was the son of the late Guy and Margaret Lee Berry Sadler. He was married to Elizabeth Simpson Sadler who preceded him in death. He worked with the Mid-East Housing Authority as a wastewater treatment operator until his retirement because of health problems. He also spent years in hog farming and as a commercial fisherman. He was a member of Watson’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Rev. Jerald Craddock will officiate.  Surviving are a son, Jimmy Guy Sadler of the home; two daughters, Faithe Simpson of Swan Quarter and Hope Sadler of Greenville; a brother, Sam S. Sadler of Engelhard and two grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Boyd in 1980.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Sunday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and other times at the home of Faithe and Michael Simpson, 86 Third St., Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, October 14, 2007)

SADLER, John Carroll

FAIRFIELD - John Carroll SADLER, 88, of Route 1, died January 11 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late Jesse Woodley and Lydia McKinney Sadler. He was the owner and operator of the former J.C's Motel and Restaurant for 26 years, serving hunters throughout the state of North Carolina. Mr. Sadler was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church. He was married first to the former Mae Willis Roberts who died in 1981. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Carroll Gibbs Sadler; a sister, Maude Sadler Pinkham of Baltimore, Md. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. January 14 in Fairfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. W. Thomas Clarke will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 14, 1993; pg. 7A)

SADLER, John Donald

SCRANTON - John Donald SADLER, 66, of Route #1, Scranton, died Sunday, May 28, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 1, 1995; pg. 8A)

SADLER, John G.

It becomes my duty to write a few lines in loving memory of our loving brother.  He was born March 16, 1830, died May 23, 1917, making his stay on earth 87 years, 2 months and 7 days.  Oh I do feel so unworthy to write about such a dear one, he was so much my superior but I want to be ready and willing to obey.  He united with the Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in July 1873, and was baptized  by Elder Albert Cartright the following Sunday morning.  Shortly the church saw the marks of a deacon and he was chosen and ordained and proved to be faithful to the end, always contending for peace.  [the rest of this lengthy obit is cut off]  (Zion's Landmark - August 1, 1917; pg. 426-427)

SADLER, Lindsey W.

FAIRFIELD - Lindsey W. SADLER, a Fairfield native and long time operator of Sadler's Fairfield Motel, died Saturday afternoon in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. He was 77. Funeral services were Monday in Fairfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. W. Thomas Clarke, pastor, and Steve Bryan, lay speaker, officiated. Burial was in the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. Sadler was born in Fairfield, the son of the late Jesse Woodley and Lydia McKinney Sadler. He was a member of Fairfield United Methodist Church and had spent his years in business in Fairfield catering to hunters and fishermen and guests in the county. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ballance Sadler; a son, James Woodley Sadler of Greensboro; a daughter, Barbara Sadler Harris of Greenville; a brother, Jesse Carroll Sadler of Fairfield; a sister, Maude Sadler Pinkham of Baltimore, Md.; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren. The family is at the home in Fairfield. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times-July 30, 1991)

SADLER, Lorraine Spencer

Lorraine Spencer Sadler, 62, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 2, 2014 at her home in Williamston, NC. Lorraine was born February 13, 1952 in Engelhard, NC. to the late Theola Gibbs Spencer. On September 5, 1970 she married Donald Sadler, who survives. Lorraine was an active member of Community Christian Church. She was the owner and operator of Lorraine's Cuts and Curls for 26 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was happiest when spending time with family and friends. Her giving and outgoing personality led her to perform as "Granny" in community projects and charity events, including Relay for Life and ALS fundraisers.  Lorraine was preceded in death by her grandmother, Dortha Gibbs, special uncle, Winford Gibbs, and sister, Ivydell Hammond "Tootsie". She is survived by her daughter, Anita Sadler Roberson and husband Brent, and two grandchildren, Mary Spencer Roberson and Liam Roberson of Williamston. She is also survived by sisters, Janet Midgett and Jackie Gibbs of Engelhard, NC and sister-in-law, Tina Eakes and husband David of Fairfield, NC. The family will receive friends from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Community Christian Church, in Williamston, NC and other times at the home. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00pm at Community Christian Church with graveside service following at Martin Memorial Gardens.  (Biggs Funeral Home)

SADLER, Lucille Hawkins

SCRANTON - Lucille Hawkins SADLER, 93, longtime resident of Hodges Road, Scranton, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Cross Creek Health Care Center where she had been a patient for some time.  Born in Beaufort County, April 29, 1910, she was the widow of William Staton Sadler, who died in 1972. She was a retired retail laundry route operator and was a member of Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church, where she was active in the church choir.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Tommy Glover will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Surviving are her daughter, Virginia S. Young of Yulee, Fla.; a brother, Eugene Hawkins of Tucson, Ariz.; a nephew, Allen Sadler and a niece, Marie Osborne, both of St. Augustine, Fla.; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Preceding Mrs. Sadler in death were two brothers, Frank Hawkins and Bruce Hawkins.  The family will receive friends at the church beginning at noon on Saturday until the hour of the funeral.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, April 30, 2004)

SADLER, Luella Cuthrell

ENGELHARD - Luella Cuthrell SADLER, 82, died Monday, December 18 at Chesapeake, Va. General Hospital. Born in Gulrock in Hyde County on September 23, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Edward Tooley and Bethanie Virignia Puth Cuthrell. She spent many years in medical office work in Virginia. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, George Tooley Ransom of Chesapeake; two sisters: Inez C. Spencer and Edith C. Davis, both of Engelhard; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Henry Cuthrell and John Everett Cuthrell and a sister, Maggie C. Sadler. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 at the family plot in Amity United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lake Landing. Steve Bryan will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 19, 2000; pg. 13A)

SADLER, Maggie Cuthrell

ENGELHARD - Maggie Cuthrell SADLER, 95, formerly of Engelhard and more recently a patient at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Friday, October 13 at Pungo District Hospital. Born in Hyde County December 30, 1904, she was the daughter of the late Edward Tooley and Bethanie Virginia Pugh Cuthrell. She was a member of the former Middletown Christian Church. Surviving are three sisters: Luella C. Sadler, Edith C. Davis and Inez C. Spencer, all of Engelhard. Mrs. Sadler was preceded in death by her husband, Staley Sadler; a son, Stafford C. Mooney; and two brothers, Henry Cuthrell and Everett Cuthrell. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Amity Methodist Church Cemetery with Steve Bryan and Scott Sukeforth officiating. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 15, 2000; pg. 14A)

SADLER, Marva Jones

Marva Jones Sadler, 46, of 3636 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter died late Tuesday, March 1, 2011, as a result of an automobile accident.  Born in Paris, France, August 11, 1964, she was the daughter of Lucille Cottney Jones Stepp and the late Marvin Jones.  She graduated from Glyn Academy in Brunswick, GA, attended Beaufort County Community College, worked as a post master relief with the U. S. Postal Service in the Swan Quarter Post Office and attended Swan Quarter Penecostal Holiness Church.  Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery. Mike Wheeler, her pastor, will officiate.  Surviving in addition to her mother and step-father, Doyle Stepp of Hanahan, SC are, her husband, Vernon T. Sadler; three daughters, Diana W.  Belmarez and her husband, Valentine of Swan Quarter, Macy T. Sadler and Madison E. Sadler both of the home; a brother, Keith Jones of Clanton, AL; three sisters, Donna J. Manning of Brunswick GA, Debbie J. Davis and Joni J. Stratton both of Mt. Pleasant SC; a grandchild, Zoey Julianna Belmarez of Swan Quarter; two step-brothers, Gene Stepp of Gray, TN and David Stepp of Summerville SC; two step-sisters, Christine McMillan of Huntersville NC and Cindy Parker of Ridgeville SC.   A grandchild, Aleanna Belmarez, died in the accident with her grandmother.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

SADLER, Mattie Bell Lucas

Mrs. Mattie Bell Lucas Sadler, 95, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care, Swan Quarter, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.  A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Lydia Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter, with the Rev. Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mrs. Sadler was born Aug. 6, 1913, in Hyde County. She was the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Sadler Lucas and James Willis Lucas. She attended the Hyde County public schools and was a seafood technician with Jarvis Crab house. She was a lifelong member of St. Lydia Missionary Baptist Church.  She was married to Milton Sadler, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include one son, Wilton Sadler of New York City; two sisters, Willie Mae Brown of Washington and Robena Lucas of Swan Quarter; one brother, Dalis Lucas of Greenville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her nephew, James Blount, and Wanda Blount, 658 Gullrock Road, Engelhard.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, September 29, 2008)

SADLER, Samuel B.

RESOLUTION OF RESPECT - Whereas, our heavenly Father in his infinite wisdom on January 10, 1906, saw fit to remove from us our brother, Samuel B. SADLER, from a life of suffering, to eternal glory in his home above. He was a fine business man, one whom the public often sought for good advice. He was a member of Fairfield Lodge #520 AF & AM. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved wife, loving children, and relatives. (The Daily Economist (Elizabeth City) - Wednesday, February 14, 1906)

SADLER, Thomas Milton

BODY OF HYDE COUNTY BOY ARRIVED THIS WEEK - The body of Thomas Milton SADLER, killed in the famous drive near Bellecourt, France in September 1918, arrived in Elizabeth City Saturday and was taken to his old home at Fairfield, Hyde County on Wednesday night.  The remains will be interred with military ceremonies at Fairfield today.  The dead soldier was a private in the 120th Infantry of the 30th Division.  He was wounded by a machine gun bullet.  While being lifted from the trenches to be carried back to the lines for medical aid a bursting shrapnel inflicted other wounds upon him from which he died in a few hours.  He has several relatives in this City.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - April 29, 1921; pg. 1)  NOTE:  In Memory Of states that Thomas Milton Sadler was killed Sept. 30, 1918.

SADLER, William C.

One of Belhaven's oldest citizens died Thursday night.  William C. Sadler, native of Hyde County, passed away at his home at the age of 87.  He is survived by a son, Harry Sadler of Belhaven; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Jim Sadler and a sister, Mrs. Ellen O'Neal, both of Washington.  He was a member of the West Belhaven Church of Christ, from where funeral services were conducted at 4:00 Friday with Marion Elliott officiating, and burial was in the Community Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Friday, July 10, 1959; pg. 1)

SANDERLIN, Laura O'Neal

Laura O’Neal Sanderlin, 82, formerly of Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, July 19, 2010 in Two Rivers Nursing Home, New Bern, NC.  Born in Engelhard, NC, she was the daughter of the late Major Jerry and Nancy Murray Gibbs O’Neal and was the wife of the late Raymond Guyton Sanderlin.  She was a member of Pearl Street Pentecostal Holiness Church and worked at the Elizabeth City Hosiery Mill as a Pairer and at Roses as a Sales Clerk.  Mrs. Sanderlin is survived by her daughter, Wanda S. Parks and husband Robert E. “Woody” Parks of New Bern, NC; a son, Raymond Richard Sanderlin; twin brother, Melvin Robinson O’Neal of Carrsville,VA; grandchildren, Robert Preston Parks of Bridgeton, NC, Stephen Ray Parks and wife Becky of Maysville, NC, and Robin Elizabeth Parks of Bridgeton, NC; great grandchildren, Jessica Nichole Parks of New Bern, NC, and Kalle Ann Parks of Maysville, NC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Eva Mae Gurganus, Lula Belle Todd, Annie Simmons, and Lucy Pearl O’Neal; and her brother, Major Warren O’Neal.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Pearl Street Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Rick Lowery officiating.  Burial will follow in the Sanderlin Cemetery in Shawboro, NC.  The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Sanderlin family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

SANDERSON, Bobby Ray

SWAN QUARTER - Bobby Ray SANDERSON, 62, died Monday, Dec. 21, at his home. Born in Hyde County on April 17, 1936, he was the son of the late Sammie and Anlis Sanderson. He was a retired swine farm worker with Spencer Heritage Farm and had attended Mattamuskeet Opportunities in Fairfield since 1995. He was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church. Surviving are two aunts: Zona Bell Harris and Audrey Brooks, both of Swan Quarter; and several cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery with Raffael Farrow, Jr. officiating. The body will lie in state at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter until being moved for the funeral on Wednesday. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 22, 1998; pg. 7A)

SANDERSON, Eunice Hodges

ENGELHARD - Eunice Hodges SANDERSON, 81, of the 700 block of Oak Grove Road, a seamstress, died Oct. 1, 1990. Mrs. Sanderson, a native of Engelhard, N.C., had been employed with Gaylord's Inc., Draperies. She was the widow of Jay Sanderson. She was a member of Bayview Baptist Church in Norfolk and the Order of Eastern Star, Old Dominion Chapter 100. Survivors include a daughter, Linda S. Cahoon of Virginia Beach; a brother, Max Hodges Sr. of Engelhard; 2 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Engelhard Christian Church. Burial will be in Fulford Cemetery, Engelhard. Friends may join the family from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. (Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, October 4, 1990; pg. 2D)

SANDERSON, Minnie Barber

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Minnie Barber SANDERSON of Swan Quarter, 82, died Thursday night of last week in the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven after a critical illness of several days. Mrs. Sanderson was the daughter of the late Cullen and Rena Credle Barber and spent all of her lifetime in Hyde County. She was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church at Lake Landing, the Woman's Auxiliary and was active in the Sunday School and choir as long as her health permitted. She was the widow of Thomas E. Sanderson. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eugenia S. Marshall of Swan Quarter; one granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. A.C.D. Noe of Bath; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at St. George's Episcopal Church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday conducted by the Rev. Paul Mears, rector. Burial was in Amity Church Cemetery at Lake Landing. Pallbearers were Thomas O'Neal, Dick O'Neal, Royden E. Clarke, Sr., John S. Noe, Jimmy Dunbar, and Sherill Fisher. (The Coastland Times - Friday, December 16, 1966; pg. 8)

SANDERSON, JR., Thomas Earl

Thomas Earl Sanderson, Jr., 81, of 621 Main St., Swan Quarter died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his residence.  Born in Hyde County, August 29, 1933, he was the son of the late Earl Thomas and Adelle Rose Sanderson. He was married to the former Dessie Marie Williams, who survives.  He was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church where he served as an elder for several years, he was instrumental in the organization of the Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department and the Hyde County Rescue Squad. He loved to farm and enjoyed fishing.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the Swan Quarter Christian Church. Sonny Furrow, Phil Emmert and Raffael Farrow, Jr., will officiate. Burial will follow in the family plot in Soule Cemetery.  In addition to his wife, surviving are two daughters, Elaine S. Spencer and husband Carl of Engelhard and Ruby S. Brickhouse and husband Donnie of Scranton; a sister Lois S. Carawan of Swan Quarter; eight grandchildren Marie Blanks and husband Richard, Derek Spencer and wife Amber, Melissa Sanders and husband Jared, Rachel Clark and husband Harry, Daniel Brickhouse and special friend Megan, Amanda Hudnell and husband Dustin, Brittany Brickhouse and special friend James, Cassandra Brickhouse and special friend Tommie;  five great grandchildren, Isaac Spencer, Benjamin Sanders, Xavier Johnson, Jaxon Brickhouse and Aida Sanders.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and other times at the home.  (Bryan Funeral Home)

SATTERTHWAITE, Earl N.

NORFOLK - Earl N. SATTERTHWAITE, 81, of the 2900 block of Chelsea Road, a retired insurance agent, died May 7, 1993, in his residence. Mr. Satterthwaite was born in Hyde County, N.C. He was the widower of Lucille B. Satterthwaite. Survivors include one son, Robert E. Satterthwaite of Williamsburg; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, Norfolk, by the Rev. Jerry M. Haywood. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. The family will be at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m. (Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, May 8, 1993; pg. 2D)

SATTERTHWAITE, Eula Tyson

Mrs. Eula Tyson Satterthwaite, 61, wife of John B. Satterthwaite, died at the residence, 223 West Seventeeth Street, last night at 7 o’clock after a long illness.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Woodhouse of Lynnhaven, and Mrs. W. B. Picot, of Norfolk; three sons, E.N., J.W., and J.G. Satterthwaite; all of Norfolk;  three half-sisters, Miss Lela Tyson and Mrs. Clyde L. Stancil, of Raleigh, and Miss Verna Tyson of Washington; her stepmother, Mrs. George G. Tyson; a half-brother, Wendell Tyson, also of Washington, and three grandchildren.  Mrs. Satterthwaite was a native of Beaufort County, NC, and had resided in Norfolk for the last 13 years.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.  Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (c.1939 unknown newspaper) - [Obituary kindly submitted by Faye Satterthwaite]

SATTERTHWAITE, George

George SATTERTHWAITE died on the 31st of August at his father's residence near Burgess Mill in Hyde County. He was the son of W.N. and Mary Satterthwaite and was about 18 years old. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, September 17, 1891; pg. 2; column 1) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

SATTERTHWAITE, John Bunyan

Portsmouth - John Bunyan Satterthwaite, 92, of 5001 Dogwood Trail, died in a hospital Sunday.  He was a native of Hyde County, NC, and lived in this area 42 years.  He was the husband of Mrs. Eula Tyson Satterthwaite and a son of William N. and Mrs. Mary Catherine Gower Satterthwaite.  Before his retirement, he was associated with City Coal, Wood & Oil Co.  He was a member of First Christian Church, Norfolk.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edna Woodhouse of Norfolk and Mrs. Kathleene Quigley of Jackonsville, FL; two sons, Earl N. Satterthwaite of Norfolk and J. Glenn Satterthwaite of Portsmouth; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Latham of Portsmouth and Mrs. Lena Russell of Norfolk; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be conducted in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Norfolk, Tuesday at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park.  The family will be at the home of a son, Earl N. Satterthwaite of 1440 Norcova Avenue, Norfolk.  (The Ledger-Star [Norfolk, Va.] - Monday, March 8, 1971)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Faye Satterthwaite]

SAUNDERS, Lois Cudworth

MANTEO - Lois Cudworth SAUNDERS, 84, formerly of Manteo, died, Friday, May 14, 2004 in Elizabeth City, N.C. Mrs. Saunders was born in Engelhard and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Lois was known as “Bobi” by all of her grandchildren, who will miss her dearly. Mrs. Saunders was owner of The Drafty Tavern for many years.  She was the daughter of the late Vance and Ina Midgett Cudworth and was the widow of Gaston Saunders.  Surviving are one daughter; Sandra S. Webb of Tarboro, N.C., two sisters; Wilma Scarborough and Jean Daniels both of Wanchese, one brother; Louis Cudworth of Baltimore, MD, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Iris Midgett.  A celebration of life will be held on Monday, May 17, 2004, at 3:00 p.m. in Twiford’s Colony Chapel. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home on Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and at other times 406 Woodard Road Kitty Hawk. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Saunders family.  (Twiford's Funeral Home)

SAUNDERSON, Benjamin R.
The Raleigh Register - Dec. 22, 1847
Submitted by Linda Lau

Died Monday 6th ult. at the house of James S. Morrow, Benjamin R. SAUNDERSON of Hyde County, aged about 15, he was one of Mr. W.J. Bingham's pupils who came up in July. His widowed mother, 300 miles distant, her only son. On Tuesday, the 7th, he was buried in Bethlehem Churchyard. "Hillsboro Recorder" (Washington Democrat - Wednesday, January 12, 1848; pg. 3; column 2)

SAWYER, Ada

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Ada SAWYER, wife of Mr. Lee Sawyer, died Wednesday, October 27th. (The Daily Economist (Elizabeth City) - Wednesday, October 24, 1906)

SAWYER, Alfred Grealy

FAIRFIELD - Alfred Grealy SAWYER, 76, a retired dragline operator of Route 1, died Monday morning at his home. A native of Tyrrell County, he was the son of the late Julian and Amanda Spencer Sawyer. He had lived in Hyde County for 21 years and was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Payne Sawyer; a daughter, Mrs. Christine S. Hopkins of Goldsboro; a step-son, Clyde Litchfield of Columbia; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Phil Emmert will officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home. The body will lie in state at Bryan Funeral Service until noon Thursday when it will be moved to the church. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, September 1, 1992)

SAWYER, Alice V.

Mrs. Alice V. SAWYER, wife of Capt. J.T. Sawyer, died at Smith's Creek in Hyde County on the 18th inst. She was born and reared in Baltimore, Maryland and had lived in Hyde for several years. She was buried at Mt. Olive. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, December 24, 1891; pg. 5; column 3 and The Washington Gazette - Thursday, January 7, 1892; pg. 4; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]  [In Memory Of states Alice V. Sawyer was born March 14, 1848 and died December 1, 1891. Her second husband was Joseph Thomas Sawyer.]

SAWYER, Amanda Spencer
The Coastland Times -
Thursday, June 3m 1971; pg. 12A


SAWYER, Billy

SWAN QUARTER - Departed this life at Swan Quarter, Hyde County, on the evening of the 17th of January, Billy SAWYER, aged 77 years. This aged man came to his death from the dead limb of a tree while chopping wood on the farm of Capt. John Berry. Born in Hyde County about 1816, and residing at the place of his nativity until grown, he grew discontent with farm life and resolved to try his fortunes upon the deep seas. He was a rover for 42 years from ocean to ocean and port to port without hearing from anyone from his county. Never did he lost hope of the fortune he left home to seek. Twelve or fifteen years ago he returned to the land of his birth. His sisters, still living, received him after being convinced he was no imposter. He was not a member of any church but of strong Primitive Baptist faith. Peace to his ashes. (The Economist-Falcon Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Friday, February 2, 1894)

SAWYER, Calvin

Calvin SAWYER, 86, of South Mills, N.C., died Sunday, Sept, 16, 2007, at Guardian Care Nursing Home, Elizabeth City, N.C. He was born in Hyde County, Fairfield, N.C., and was the son of the late William John Sawyer and Nancy Elizabeth Squires Sawyer. He was a retired crane operator, a member of the Good News Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at the Sawyer Family Cemetery in the Burnt Mills Community of Camden County with the Rev. M.R. White III officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of Robert and Judy S. Hewitt, 661 Fire Tower Road. Survivors include his nephew and niece, Robert Earl and Judy S. Hewitt of Elizabeth City; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Peggy Riddick and Winfred Riddick of South Mills; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Mable Sawyer and his brother Norwood Sawyer. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is assisting the Sawyer family.  (The Daily Advance - Monday, September 17, 2007

SAWYER, Chancy Junior

SCRANTON - Chancy Junior SAWYER, 70, of Route #1, died Tuesday, June 9, at his home. Born in Hyde County in the Montgomery community, January 31, 1928, he was the son of the late Chancy J. and Lydia Mae Tyson Sawyer. He was married to the former Nellie Mae Allen on September 2, 1950. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a member of the National Rifleman's Association, the Pungo River Hunting Club and was a commercial fisherman. He was an active member of the Scranton Christian Church. Surviving are his wife; four sons: Joe Don Sawyer, Guy Woodward Sawyer, Mike Lynn Sawyer, all of Scranton, and John Wayne Sawyer of Pantego; four daughters: Juanita Faye Acker of Ernul, Hattie Marlene Bridgman of Faquay-Varina, Margaret Ann Gibbs of Greensboro, and Angela Mae Truluck of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Joyce S. Koonts of High Point; 20 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Scranton Christian Church. David W. Mason and the Rev. Bobby Jordan will officiate. Burial will follow in the Sawyer family cemetery at the Montgomery homeplace. Visitation was at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 11, 1998; pg. 10A)

SAWYER, Hansel Abner

NEW BERN - Hansel Abner SAWYER, 79, died Thursday, January 24 at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern. Born in the Makelyville community of Hyde County on October 6, 1922, he was the son of the late Griffin and Florida Green Sawyer. He worked as a saw mill operator for many years. Surviving are a sister, Louise Sawyer Waters of the Ponzer community in Belhaven and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Sawyer was preceded in death by sisters: Dora S. Lupton and Marie S. Lawson; and brothers: Charlie Sawyer, Alex Sawyer, Oswald Sawyer, and Gilbert Sawyer. The family will have a private service with burial in the Warner Cemetery in the Sladesville community of Hyde County. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is serving the Sawyer family. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 27, 2002; pg. 14A)

SAWYER, James F.

HYDE COUNTY NATIVE DIES IN WASHINGTON - Funeral services for James F. SAWYER, 92, resident of Washington and native of Hyde County, were conducted at the graveside in the family cemetery at Sladesville Saturday afternoon.  Mr. Sawyer, who had been in failing health for some time, died at his home in Washington last Friday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. R.W. Watson of Swan Quarter; and two sons: M.H. Sawyer and G.S. Sawyer of Washington.  (The Dare County Times - Friday, January 22, 1943; pg. 3)

SAWYER, Joe Don

Joe Don SAWYER, 52, of 4995 Loop Road, Scranton, died Sunday, September 16, 2007 at his home.  Born August 24, 1955, he was the son of Nellie Allen Sawyer and the late Chancy Junior Sawyer. He was married to the former Phyllis Lee, who survives. Joe Don was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Sladesville and was an avid hunter and member of the Pungo River Hunting Club. He worked many years as a commercial fisherman and had operated boats for several different seafood companies.  Funeral Services will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 2 p.m. The Reverends Valerie Balance, Ken Davenport and Chris Humphries will officiate. Burial will follow at the Sawyer Family Cemetery.  Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are three sons, Joe Don Sawyer II of Engelhard, Timothy Sawyer of Pinetown and Mallory Sawyer of Scranton; a daughter, Andrea Sawyer Gregory of the Ponzer community; three brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, September 18, 2007)

SAWYER, Lewis Edward

RANSOMVILLE - A man who made his mark in the ministry following his upbringing in Sladesville, Hyde County, passed away Friday evening last in the Ransomville community. Rev. Lewis Edward SAWYER, 81, retired minister of the Methodist church, retired 7 years ago. He was the son of Samuel and Annie Peele Sawyer. Following his schooling in Hyde County he later entered Trinity College, now Duke University, to study for the ministry. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Roper Sawyer; and two daughters by a former marriage: Miss Lucy Sawyer of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Mary Morton of Baltimore, Md.; two grandsons: John and Douglas Clarkson; two sisters: Mrs. Ella Bell of Belhaven and Mrs. A.S. Cooper of Raleigh. Mr. Sawyer was a former member of the Belhaven- Pantego Lions Club and a member of the Belhaven Masonic Lodge No. 509 and a member of the York and Scottish Rites Bodies and of the Shrine. (The Coastland Times - Friday, November 20, 1953; pg. 8)

SAWYER, Lillian Payne C.

FAIRFIELD - Lillian Payne C. SAWYER, 73, of Route l, died Sunday, March 5, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. Born in Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Sudie Williams Payne. She was the widow of Alfred Grealy Sawyer, who died on August 31, 1992. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, John Wade Spencer of Hertford; a brother, J. Hugh Payne of Virginia Beach, Va.; a half-brother, Steve Payne of Rt. 1, Fairfield; two half-sisters: Patricia P. Gibbs of Rt. 1, Fairfield and Beadie P. Gibbs of Engelhard; two grandchildren; a nephew, Tony Aaron of Virginia Beach. Mrs. Sawyer was preceded in death by a sister, Edith "Peachie" Aaron in 1985 and a brother, Everett Payne in 1974. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Grove Church of Christ with Phil Emmert officiating. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery, Engelhard. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night, and at the church from 11 a.m. to the hour of service on Wednesday. (The Coastland Times-March 7, 1995)

SAWYER, Louise Williams

Louise Williams Sawyer, 82, of 9812 North Lake Road, Fairfield, died Thursday, November 8, 2007, at Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.  Born in Engelhard, August 21, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Maranda J. Brinn Williams.  She was married to Roscoe Sawyer who preceded her in death and was a life-long member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Leon Williams and Russell Smith will officiate.  Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery.  Surviving are three daughters, Joan Sawyer of Elizabeth City, Sharon Thornton and and her husband, Steve, Rhoda Marsh and her husband, Bill both of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Amelia (Sugar) Pledger of New Bern and Edna W. Lewis of Fairfield; five grandchildren, Brady Thornton, Timothy Thornton, Matthew Thornton, Kristin Baskin,  Brandon Marsh; two great-grandchildren, Calvin Baskin and Audrey Thornton.  She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Weston Marsh; two brothers, Orville Williams and Ashley Williams; two sisters, Margaret Gibbs and Beulah Mae Mooney.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Sunday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and other times at her home.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, November 10, 2007)

SAWYER, Micajah A.

This is to inform you of the death of my husband, Elder Micajah A. SAWYER, who departed this life Dec. 21st, 1884 after a long and painful illness like consumption of the bowels.  He was born February the 27th, 1822, and departed this life on the date above written, having lived 62 years, 9 months, and 22 days.  He offered to the church at Mattamuskeet in Hyde county, and was received January the 1st 1864, and was baptized the first Lord's day in June following by Elder Wm. Reynolds, and entered the ministry in 1872.  He never moved his membership, though we moved to an adjoining county. His afflictions were great, but his faith was firm and strong in Christ his Savior and so I will try to be contented in my sorrows and afflications.

Yours truly,
Henrietta E. Sawyer
Goose Creek Island, N.C.

(Zion's Landmark - Primitive Baptist semi-monthly published in Wilson, N.C.; February 1, 1885) [Kindly submitted by Kathryn B. "Kitty" Humphries]

SAWYER, Mary Lupton Raburn

SWAN QUARTER - Mary Lupton Raburn SAWYER, 79, of Route 1, died Feb. 25 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. Mrs. Sawyer was born in Sladesville Community of Hyde County, daughter of the late Walter and Lenora Cullipher Lupton. She was a homemaker, a nurse's aide with Pungo District Hospital and a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church. She was first married to Joseph M. Raburn, who preceded her in death in 1961 and later married Reuben E. Sawyer, Jr. who died in 1969. Survivors are three sons: James Madison Raburn of St. George, Utah; John P. Raburn and Joseph W. "J.W." Raburn, both of Swan Quarter; four daughters: Harriet R. Pendleton of St. George, Utah; Lenora R. Bright and Doris R. Cahoon, both of Swan Quarter, and Josephine R. Haywood of Portsmouth, Va.; a brother, James L. Lupton of Hampton, Va.; five stepdaughters: Ruth S. Hopkins of High Point, Zella S. Stassfort of Marietta, Ga., Gloria S. Fotusky of Norfolk, Va., Mary Lou Sawyer of Panama City, Fla. and Rachel S. McCain of Florida; three stepsons: Floyd W. Sawyer, Jr. and William D. Sawyer, both of Belhaven, Rueben E. Sawyer, Jr. of Manns Harbor; 25 grandchildren; 32 great-grand- children, 14 step-grandchildren, and 26 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter Mary Lou R. Clausing in 1992. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday from the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Bclhaven, conducted by Mike Cayton and Phil Emmert. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery, Route 1. Belhaven. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will he at her home, Route 1, Swan Quarter. In lieu of. flowers, memorials may he made to the Swan Quarter Christian Church, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times-Tuesday, March 1, 1994)

SAWYER, Myrtle Spencer

Ms. Myrtle Spencer Sawyer, 93, of 911 Beulah Road, Scranton, died Friday, July 25, 2008, at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, and other times at the home.  Arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, July 26, 2008)

SCRANTON - Myrtle Spencer Sawyer, 93, of Beulah Road, Scranton, died Friday, July 25, at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter.  Born in Hyde County, January 30, 1915, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Blanch Carawan Spencer.  She graduated from the former Sladesville High School and was married to Harry Sawyer, Sr. on October 27, 1933.  He preceded her in death on May 4, 1970.  She operated a general store for more than 30 years, was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and was a member of Eunice Chapel Church of Christ where she was active in the Ladies Circle for more than 45 years.  Funeral services were Monday at Eunice Chapel Church of Christ.  Pastor Thomas Biggs officiated and Lemmie Davenport, her son-in-law, shared in the service.  Burial followed in the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  Surviving are two sons: Harry Sawyer, Jr. and wife Sandra, and George (Georgie) L. Sawyer and wife Miriam, all of Scranton; six daughters: Agnes S. Gibbs, Shelby S. Williams and husband Willie, Becky S. Davenport and husband Lemmie, all of Scranton, Linda S. Modlin and husband Bud, of Pinetown, Sandra S. Brooks and husband Ted, of Edenton and Myrtle S. Kirk and husband Tommy, of Belhaven; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Richard; a brother, Harold Spencer; grandchildren, Jeffrey Brooks and T.J. Kirk; and a great-grandchild, Ryan Sawyer.  The family expresses their deepest appreciation to Community Home Care and Hospice for the excellent care provided for Mrs. Sawyer.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter assisted the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 29, 2008; pg. 10A)

SAWYER, Walter A.

AUTO MISHAP TAKES LIVES OF TWO SLADESVILLE MEN NEAR BELHAVEN SUNDAY - Funeral services were held Thursday for Harry Skinner BROOKS, 54, and Walter A. Sawyer, 40, victims of an automobile crash Sunday night on US 264 four and a half miles east of Belhaven.  Although the services were held at Mt. Olive Christian Church, the one for Mr. Books, held first, included Masonic rites, while the service for Mr. Sawyer, two hours later, did not.  Brooks was killed instantly when his 1946 Buick left the road at the beginning of a curve where the highway intersects a rural road.  The car traveled 342 feet after it left the pavement, turned over several times and came to a stop a few feet from a house occupied by Frances Windley, colored.  According to Jack Gaylord, deputy coroner, Brooks died of a broken neck.  His body was hurled 33 1/2 feet from the car.  He was riding in the front seat between Walter Sawyer who was driving, and C.J. Sawyer, father of Walter and father-in-law of Brooks.  The elder man sustained minor injuries.  When the car, which had been headed east, came to a stop it caught fire but the flames were quickly extinguished by occupants of the house and a passerby who pulled C.J. and Walter Sawyer from the automobile.  Walter Sawyer, bought to the hospital in Belhaven, died late Monday afternoon.  All the ribs on one side were crushed and he received internal injuries.  Brooks, whose family live at Montgomery, near Sladesville, was home on a 30-day leave.  He was a chief engineer serving on merchant ships and worked out of New York, although he was a native of Hyde County.  A son of Mrs. and Mrs. David Brooks, he married Miss Roxy Sawyer.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters and a son.  Walter Sawyer, whose home was Terra Ceia, was married to Miss Mabel Lowe of Ponzer, who survives, as do seven children: Robert, Dorris, Walter Jr., Wilbur Gene, Dorothy, Woodrow and Mabel Ann.  His parents, Mr. & Mrs. C.J. Sawyer of Montgomery, a brother and four sisters, including Mrs. Brooks, survive.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 20, 1951; pg. 8)

ACCIDENT VICTIMS' FUNERAL CONDUCTED - Funeral services were held Thursday at Mt. Olive Christian Church in Hyde County for Harry S. Brooks and Walter A. Sawyer, victims of an automobile accident which occurred the previous Sunday night on Highway 264, five miles from Belhaven.  The Rev. George Downey, pastor of the First Christian Church in Belhaven conducted the rites.  Masonic rites also were held for Mr. Brooks.  The men were brothers-in-law.  Mr. Brooks is survived by his wife, Mrs. Roxie Brooks; and three children: Harry S. Jr., Sally Helen and Ruth, all of Scranton.  Other survivors are Dock Brooks of Belhaven, Golden G. Brooks of Pinetown, Earl E. Brooks of Troy, N.Y., and William David Brooks of New York City.  The latter two brothers were unable to be here for the rites.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 27, 1951; pg. 1)

SAWYER, Wilbut Gene Sr.

Mr. Wilbur Gene Sawyer, Sr. age 69, a resident of 1475 Schrams Beach Rd., Belhaven, died Monday May 24, 2010.   Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Friday May 28, 2010 at Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery and will be conducted by Pastor Phillip Jethro. Andrew Cadle, James Cadle, Phillip O’Neal, Alan Miles, Michael Braddy and Bob Gibson will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Sawyer was born in Hyde County on January 24, 1941 to the late Walter and Mable Lowe Sawyer. He was a self employed commercial fisherman, it was his life and his love. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was loved and will be deeply missed by all.  Survivors include two daughters, Laura Bortz of Bath, Amy Cadle and husband Brian of Bath; two sons, Jason Z. Sawyer and fiancée Dawn of the home, Wilbur Gene Sawyer, Jr. and wife Carol of Bath; two brothers Walter Gay “Jake” Sawyer and wife Lillian of Pinetown, Lloyd “Buddy” Sawyer and wife Paige of Pinetown; three sisters, Dorothy Gibson and husband John of Earlysville, Virginia, Doris Rose and husband Bill of Pantego, Ann Braddy and husband Wayne of Belhaven and nine grandchildren, Bobby Bortz, Jr., Andrew Cadle, Vicky Bortz, James Cadle, Amber Sawyer, Dylan Sawyer, Tucker Sawyer, Austin VanStaalduinen, Kelly Van Staalduinen and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Sawyer.  The family will receive friends at the home of Laura Bortz, 200 Bortz Lane, Bath, NC 27808.   Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Sawyer family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

SCARBOROUGH, Jean Boyette

MANDEVILLE, LA. - Jean Boyette SCARBOROUGH, 66, of Mandeville, LA., died Tuesday, May 24, in a Louisiana health center. She was a native of South River County, a former resident of Ocracoke, and a retired owner and operator of the Cockle Crick Gift Shop in Ocracoke. Mrs. Scarborough was the daughter of the late Clenon F. and Beulah Bass Boyette. Mrs. Scarborough is survived by one son, Kelly Scarborough of Mandeville; one sister, Lanie B. Wynn of Ocracoke; one brother, Clenon F. "C.F." Boyette of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a niece; three nephews; and three grandchildren. A church service was conducted in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Friday, May 27, by the Rev. Jim Johnson. Burial followed in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times-Sunday, May 29, 1994)

SCARBOROUGH, Susan Gaskill

OCRACOKE - Friends and relatives were saddened by the death on Thursday, March 25, of Mrs. Susan Gaskill SCARBOROUGH, age 76, following several days of illness caused by a second stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Scarborough was born at Ocracoke and had spent most of her life here. She was the daughter of Sarah Owens and Benjamin Gaskill. In December 1897 she was married to Charles Scarborough. Surviving besides her husband are three sons: Ernest of Audobon, N.J., Alton of Pedricktown, N.J., and Charles Thomas of New Orleans, La; three grandchildren; one brother, Lum Gaskill of Ocracoke. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church with Rev. Robert L. Vickery, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Community cemetery. "Miss Sue", as she was affectionately called, was a member of the Methodist Church and active in the Woman's Society of Christian Service, as well as types of community and civic work. (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 2, 1954; pg. 2)

SCARBOROUGH, Thaddeaus W.

CHESTER, PA - Thaddeaus W. SCARBOROUGH, native of Ocracoke, died on Friday, March 27th, at the home of his son, N.B. Scarborough, at Chester, Pa. His age was eighty-three. Funeral services were conducted at Ocracoke on Tuesday afternoon with Rev. W.Y. Stewart officiating. N.B. Scarborough and family of Chester, Pa., and his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Foster and two daughters of Philadelphia, were here for the services. Other survivors are a brother, Charlie M. Scarborough, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Williams, both of Ocracoke, and 4 other grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (The Coastland Times-Friday, April 3, 1953; pg. 1)

SCARBOROUGH, Warren

OCRACOKE - Mr. Warren SCARBOROUGH, 69, passed away on Saturday, June 27th following a heart attack. Services were held late Saturday afternoon at the Ocracoke Methodist Church with Rev. W.Y. Stewart officiating. Burial was in the family plot. He is survived by his wife and three children and two grandchildren, all of whom were called home by their father's sudden illness, T.C. Scarborough and wife from South Carolina, the daughters, Dorcas Jane and Hilda from Asheboro, N.C., and grandchildren, Michell Ray and Anthony Morris of Atlantic. (The Coastland Times - Friday, July 3, 1953; pg. 1)

SCHEERBAUM, Wilbur Henry

ENGELHARD - Wilbur Henry SCHEERBAUM, 69, of Engelhard, died Monday, November 9, at his home after a long illness. Born in Allegheny County, Pa., February 8, 1929, he was the son of the late Henry and Dara Neucamp Scheerbaum. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Tinnemeyer; a son, Keith Scheerbaum of West Deer Township, Pa.; two daughters: Sharon Sagi of Butler County, Pa. and Shannon Myers of Blawnox, Pa.; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Ellena Funeral Home in Russelton, Pa. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park in Dorseyville, Pa. Local arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 12, 1998; pg. 10A)

SCHMITT, Robert Gray

ENGELHARD - Robert Gray SCHMITT, 63, of the 34400 block of US Hwy. 264, died Jan. 4, 2006, at his home. Born in Engelhard July 7, 1942, he was the son of the late Alfred John Schmitt Sr. and Marietta Weston Schmitt. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Vietnam War and was past president of the Hyde County Chapter 561 of the Vietnam War Veterans. He was a career employee in the maintenance department with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services at Mattamuskeet Refuge and was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church at Lake Landing. Surviving are his wife, Amanda Sears Schmitt; a son, Bryon Gray Schmitt and wife Kim of Engelhard; a brother, Alfred J. Schmitt Jr. and wife Katheryn of Swan Quarter; his grandchildren, Sydney Marie Schmitt, Amanda Elizabeth Schmitt and Garrett Gray Schmitt; many cousins whom he loved dearly as brothers and sisters. Mr. Schmitt was preceded in death by two very special cousins, Clement Hunter Weston and Mary Weston Shields, both of whom were reared in his home as brother and sister. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. The Rev. Edwin Bishop will officiate. Joseph Payne will deliver the eulogy and the Rev. George Merrick will offer a prayer.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Services, Swan Quarter.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, January 6, 2005)

SCOTT, George D.

Died in Hyde County on the 23rd ult., George D. SCOTT, only son of Mr. Hector Scott of said County, aged about 18 years.  (American Recorder - Friday, July 3, 1818; pg. 3, column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

SEARS, SR., Daniel Webster
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 9, 1974; pg. 16

SEARS, JR., Frank William

ENGELHARD - Frank William SEARS, JR., 76, of Route #1, died Friday, December 8, at Britthaven of Washington, where he had been a patient for several years. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Frank William and Olga Ausiere Sears. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in WWII and was a manager of the Engelhard Plant for Cargill, Inc. until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of American Legion Post #211, VFW Post #9352 and was a Mason in Mattamuskeet Lodge #328, AF & AM. Surviving are his wife, Marceline Jones Sears; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Flossie M. Jones; his sister-in-law, Lucille S. Jones; two nieces: Cathy J. Ireland of Engelhard and Sue J. Harper of Belhaven; three nephews: Myron Jones, Jr. of Brunswick, Ga., Avner Jones of Gull Rock and Charlie Jones of Engelhard; a great-niece and seven great-nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday at Middletown Christian Church. The Rev. Albert Stuck, pastor, officiated and Mattamuskeet Lodge rendered Masonic rites. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 12, 1995)

SEARS, Marceline Jones

ENGELHARD - Marceline Jones SEARS, 71, died Thursday, September 13 at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter where she had been a patient for several months. Born on January 20, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Elbert Randolph and Flossie Midgette Jones. She was married to Frank W. Sears who preceded her in death. She was a member of the former Middletown Christian Church. Surviving are three nephews: Myron Jones of Brunswick, Ga., Avner Jones and Charles Jones of Engelhard; two nieces: Sue Harper of Belhaven and Cathy Ireland of Engelhard; her sister-in-law, Lucille S. Jones of Engelhard. Mrs. Sears was also preceded in death by a brother, Myron Jones. Funeral services were held September 15 at 2 p.m. at the family plot in Middletown Christian Church Cemetery. Scott Sukeforth and Steve Bryan officiated. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 16, 2001; pg. 12A)

SEARS, Mary Gibbs

FAIRFIELD - Mary Gibbs SEARS, 82, of Fairfield, died Friday, Nov. 1, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Sladesville on December 14, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Braxton and Ethel Ayers Gibbs. She was the widow of Daniel Webster Sears, Sr. who died in 1974. Mrs. Sears was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Fairfield where she served as secretary and treasurer for many years, and was a member of the advisory board of the Diocese of East Carolina for the Episcopal Church. She was a long-time member of the executive committee of the Southern Albemerle Association and was honored as Hyde County's "Democrat of the Year" by the Democratic Party. She enjoyed writing and for many years was Hyde County correspondent for Washington Daily News and The Coastland Times. In more recent years, she served as the Hyde correspondent for Beaufort-Hyde News. She was a devoted mother and community person, and was an avid athletic supporter and member of the Mattamuskeet Athletic Boosters. Surviving are sons: Nathan B. Sears of Ocracoke, Charles R. Sears and wife Debbie of Fairfield; daughters: Marie S. Barnhill of Williamston, Marlis S. Smith and husband Erwin of Fairfield, Sarah S. Spencer of Williamston, Mary S. Armstrong and husband Jerry of Fairfield, Amanda S. Schmitt and husband Bobby of Engelhard, Janet S. Russ and husband Anthony of Fairfield; a sister, Elizabeth G. Windley of Belhaven; a sister-in-law, Dorothy S. Mitchell of Henderson; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grand- children. Mrs. Sears was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Webster Sears, Jr. in 1952. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in All Saints Episcopal Church in Fairfield. The Rev. Webb Simon and the Rev. Bob Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 3, 1996)

SEARS, JR., Napoleon Forest

SCRANTON - Napoleon Forest SEARS, JR., 72, of the Sladesville community, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 9, at his home.  Born in Hyde County on July 1, 1932, he was the son of the late Napoleon Forest and Lucille Lupton Sears.  He attended school, graduated from Henderson High School, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the class of 1954.  He was the proprietor of N.F. Sears store in Sladesville which his father founded.  He was a member and lay reader in St. John's Episcopal Church, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of Belhaven Lodge #509 AF&AM.  He was first married to the former Helen Newton who preceded him in death and later married Nell Newman Sawyer who also preceded him in death.  Surviving are five daughters: Helen S. Cahoon and Gwen S. Cahoon, both of Swan Quarter, Jill S. Tunnell of Washington, Paulette Faith Sears of Zebulon, and Charlotte E. Sears of Raleigh; two step-sons: Ronald and Randy Sawyer, both of Brunswick, Ga.; a step-daughter, Debbie Hinson of Kinston; a brother, Dr. Albin Bradford Sears of New Bern; four sisters: Glade S. Harris of Greensboro, Elizabeth "Betty" S. Carter of Newport News, Va., Rebecca S. Thompson of Simpson, and Judith S. Collins of Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and 6 step-grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Myra S. Mutschler; a brother James Dalton Sears and a step-grandchild, Richard Sawyer.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Sladesville with Rev. James Lupton officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 12, 2005; pg. 14A)

SEARS, Nathaniel Bennett

OCRACOKE - Nathaniel Bennett “Heavy” Sears, 68, of Ocracoke died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at Sentara-Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, Va. after a lengthy illness.  A life-long resident of Hyde County, he was born March 20, 1939 to Daniel Webster and Mary Gibbs Sears. He made his home in Fairfield from 1939 to 1983 when he moved to Ocracoke Island. He received his education in the East Hyde School, Port Security School, IT School, Obstructional Fire Fighting School at Naval Base, Norfolk, Va. And attended mosquito control schools and had a real knowledge of airport, roads and highway construction. He served for ten years in the U. S. Coast Guard as second class engineman, 1959-69 and worked as a self-employed farmer from 1966 to 1981 and was a retired maintenance employee of the N. C. Department of Transportation having worked most of those years on Ocracoke. He also worked with Ocracoke Crab Company and later as Ocracoke Mosquito Control Officer. He was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Fairfield.  Mr. Sears, currently serving as a member of the Hyde County Board of Commissioners as a representative of the Ocracoke District, was long active in many civic and community affairs where he could make a difference for Hyde County. He was a member of the former Fairfield Ruritan Club, served as treasurer of Mattamuskeet Jaycees. He served on the Scenic Byways Committee, Southern Albemarle Association, The Albemarle Commission, the Hyde County Recreational Development Committee, was a county representative to the Rural Planning Organization for the First District and the Hyde County Revolving Loan Fund Board. On Ocracoke, he was a member of the Ocracoke Business and Civic Assn., the Historic Preservation Committee and represented Ocracoke and the county on the Regional Rural Development and Recreation Board. He was active in the petitioning of the State for mainland to Ocracoke ferry sevice and also the establishment of the ABC stores in the county.  He was a prior recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the Hyde County Jaycees and also was recognized as “Outstanding Young Man of America” by the Jaycees in 1971 and he enjoyed “playing” Santa Claus around the county in all 9 communities for many years and seeing happy children.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m on Sunday in the Fairfield United Methodist Church. Ann Dale, Episcopal Lay Reader will officiate. Burial will follow on the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery.  Surviving are a son, Trevor Sears of Greenville and Manteo; a daughter, Rhonda Sears of Manteo; a granddaughter, Rhianna Sears of Manteo; a brother, Charles Sears of Fairfield; six sisters, Marie S. Barnhill of Williamston, Marlis S. Smith of Fairfield, Sarah S. Spencer of Williamston, Mary S. Armstrong of Fairfield, Amanda S. Schmitt of Engelhard and Janet S. Russ of Fairfield; his former wife, Brenda Payne Ward and her son, Sherald Ward, Jr. of Kill Devil Hills.  The Family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday evening, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Marlis S. Smith, Piney Woods Road, Fairfield.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service obituary posted Friday, April 6, 2007)

SEARS, Trevor Lorne

Trevor Lorne Sears, 49, of New Port, PA, died Friday March 21, 2014 at his residence.  Born in Washington, NC, July 6, 1964, he was the son of the late Nathaniel B. Sears and Brenda Payne Ward who survives.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday April 6, 2014 in the Fairfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. James Lupton will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fairfield Cemetery.  In addition to his mother surviving are a daughter, Rhianna Lynn Sears of Manteo; a sister Rhonda R. Sears of Manteo; a brother, Sherald Ward, Jr. and wife Dora of Minneapolis, MN; special friend Mimi Ornelas of Manteo; eight aunts, Marie S. Barnhill, of Williamston, Marlis Smith of Fairfield, Sarah S. Spencer of Fairfiels, Mary S. Armstrong of Fairfield, Amanda S. Schmitt of Engelhard, Janet S. Russ of Fairfield, Etta P. Seagle of Cheasapeake, VA, Patsy Payne of Macclesfield, NC; three uncles, Charles R. Sears of Fairfield, Ken Payne of Wanchese and Wilton Payne of Dauplin Island, AL.  In addition to his father he was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Daniel W. Sr. and Mary Gibbs Sears; maternal grandparents Oscar and Doris Holmes Payne.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

SELBY, Beverly Williams

STUMPY POINT - Beverly Williams SELBY, 54, died August 13 in High Point. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Timothy and Mildred Williams. She was a houseparent at the American Children's Home in High Point. Surviving are her husband, David H. Selby of High Point; a daughter, Connie S. Ferrell of Apex; sons, Paul Selby of Stumpy Point and Arliss Selby of Manns Harbor; two grandchildren. A memorial service is planned at a date to be announced. Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Children's Home, P.O. Box 1288, Lexington, N.C. or Kimberly House, 622 Westwood Avenue, High Point, N.C. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 16, 1992)

SELBY, Charles F.

OWNED BEAUTY SCHOOL - Charles F. SELBY, 98, of the 500 block of George Washington Highway, a retired tax consultant and beauty school owner, died Jan. 30, 1991, in his home. Mr. Selby, a native of Hyde County, N.C., retired as owner of Charles Beauty School. He was a charter member of American Legion Post 249 in Belhaven. He was a Navy veteran of World War I, and a Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Margaret E. Selby; two daughters, Pamela Hemmings of Chesapeake and Angela Shelton of San Diego, Calif.; three sons, Charles F. Selby and Donald F. Selby, both of Albuquerque, N.M., and Thomas D. Selby of Chesapeake; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Highway Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest Myers. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, February 1, 1991; pg. 2D)

SELBY, Clydia Midgette

ENGELHARD - Clydia Midgette SELBY, 88, long time resident of Engelhard and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, December 3 at Cross Creek. Born in Hyde County on October 19, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Georgia Ballance Midgette. She was a devoted member of the Middletown Christian Church where she was greatly involved in the church bazaars each year and was a member of the Happy Hearts Club. She was the widow of John Thaxton Selby who died April 23, 1982. Surviving are a son, T. Wade Selby of Engelhard; a sister, Elma Gray Harris of Engelhard; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002; pg. 10A)

SELBY, David

SWAN QUARTER - Mr. David SELBY, 77, of Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, died on Wednesday, July 7, 2004.  The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rebecca Bryant, 20 Greenhill Road, Engelhard.  Arrangements will be announced by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, July 9, 2004)

Mr. David Lee SELBY, 77, of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter died Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at the center.  A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Walter O'Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Swan Quarter.  Mr. Selby was born Nov. 20, 1926 in Hyde County. He was the son of the late Arthur Selby and the late Mable Selby. He attended Hyde County Schools. He furthered his studies at North Carolina A&T State University. He was an Army veteran.  Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Kehe of Pensacola, Fla., and Beverly Howard of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a son, David L. Selby of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three sisters, Lucinda Davenport of Norfolk, Va., Rebecca Bryant of Engelhard and Flonia Davenport of Virginia; and a brother, John Selby of Briarwood, N.Y.  The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. for the final viewing.  The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Rebecca Bryant of 20 Green Hill Road in Engelhard.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, July 11, 2004)

SELBY, Genie
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Dec. 11, 1986; pg. 10A

SELBY, George Daniel

George Daniel SELBY, 45, of Edenton, died at Chowan Hospital, Friday, Dec. 9, 2005. Funeral service will be held at St. Percy Disciple Church, Engelhard, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. Blair Funeral Service, Edenton, is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance - Thursday, December 15, 2005)

SELBY, Henry

Died Wednesday morning, Henry SELBY, late of Hyde County, in the 27th year of his age, of inflammation of the brain. (American Recorder - Friday, May 2, 1823; pg. 3; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

SELBY, Henry

HYDE COUNTY - Mr. Henry SELBY, an old Confederate soldier, died the 11th inst. After a lingering illness of two years. (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Tuesday, March 24, 1891)

SELBY, Mrs. John

HYDE COUNTY - Mrs. John SELBY died February 23, 1818 in Hyde County. (Raleigh Register - March 13, 1818) [Excerpt taken from "Marriage and Death Notices from the Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette 1799-1825" complied by Carrie L. Broughton; pg. 154]

SELBY, Lessie Veraldine Lanier

Mrs. Lessie Veraldine Lanier Selby, age 66, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center and a former resident of US Hwy. 264, Engelhard, NC died Thursday June 21, 2007 at Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral will be held 11:00 Am Monday June 25, 2007 at the Engelhard Christian Church officiated by Scott Sukeforth and Rev. Charles Reber. Burial will follow in the Selby-Spencer Family Cemetery. Bill McCue, Matt Halla, Landise Cuthrell, Randy Midgett, Odell Williams and Danny Carawan will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Selby was born in Beaufort County on January 2, 1941 daughter of the late David Ronald Lanier and the late Lillian Belle Carawan. She was a 1959 graduate of Pantego High School. Mrs. Selby married Sherwood Jones Selby on October 20, 1965 who preceded her in death on June 13, 2006. She was a homemaker and owner of Selby Pool Room in Engelhard. Mrs. Selby attended Engelhard Christian Church.  Survivors include two daughters: Sherri Denise Selby and her fiancé Bill McCue of Engelhard and Viola Kaye Selby Williams and her husband Odell of Swan Quarter; a brother: Herman Lanier of Kinston; a sister: Gladys Spruill of Creswell and two grandchildren: Tyler Williams and Mary Grace Williams both of Swan Quarter. Mrs. Selby was preceded in death by a sister: Josephine Gibbs in 2003 and a brother: William Nichols in 1988.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday June 24, 2007 at Engelhard Christian Church and at other times at the home located at 35363 US Hwy 264, Engelhard.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Selby family.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 26, 2007; pg. 10A)

SELBY, Letha
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 10, 1973; pg. 11


SELBY, Lilly

HYDE COUNTY - Miss Lilly SELBY, age 20, died Saturday of grippe. (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Tuesday, March 29, 1892)

SELBY, Magieline T.

Mrs. Magieline T. SELBY, 74, of Swan Quarter, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at Cross Creek Nursing Home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Saint Mary’s Church of Christ, Swan Quarter. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Selby was born in Hyde County. She was a member of Saint Mary’s Church of Christ, Swan Quarter.  Survivors include one son, Maxwell Selby Jr. of Fairfield; six daughters, Maxine Shelton, Anita Selby and Rosie Selby, all of the home, Denise Blount and Christine Harris, both of Swan Quarter, and Bonnie Gibbs of Raleigh; three brothers, Robert Topping and Clifford Topping, both of Swan Quarter, and Marvin Topping of Bronx, N.Y.; two sisters, Cariner Gorham and Florence Cayruth, both of Washington; 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Church of Christ, Swan Quarter.  Arrangements are by Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, December 9, 2005)

SELBY, Maxwell

SWAN QUARTER - Maxwell SELBY, 82, of Route 1, Swan Quarter, died December 5 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Mr. Selby was born in Hyde County on March 4, 1915 to the late Burge Selby and Pinkie S. Spencer. He was a member of St. Mary's Church of Christ. He was married to the former Magieline Topping. In addition to his wife, survivors include six daughters: Maxine Shelton of Lancaster, Pa., and Denise Blount, Christine Harris, Bonnie Gibbs, Anita Selby and Rose M. Selby, all of Swan Quarter; one son, Maxwell Selby, Jr. of Williamston; two sisters: Rosa L. Gibbs of Engelhard and Monnie Adams of Norfolk, Va.; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grand- children. Funeral services were held December 10 at St. Mary's Church of Christ in Swan Quarter with burial in Brooks Cemetery in Engelhard. Whitfield and Whitley Funeral Home was in charge. (The Coastland Times-Tuesday, December 16, 1997; pg. 11A)

SELBY, Milton Alfred

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Milton Alfred SELBY, 92, of Auburn Drive, died in a local hospital Oct. 28. Mr. Selby was born on June 21, 1901, in Lake Landing. He was the son of the late Milton E. and Nancy Gibbs Selby. In his early years, he was a farmer and fisherman in Hyde County, and later a wheelsman for Little Creek to Cape Charles Ferry. He retired as a traffic controller at the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel. He was married to Nancy Pearl Selby, Dec. 13, 1923. She preceded him in death. He was a member of Laurel Avenue Church of Christ. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Chester and Betty Selby; two grandsons, four great-grandchildren, all of Gage, Okla.; two nieces and two nephews. The funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Rupert R. Wallace with burial to follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. (The Coastland Times-October 1993)

SELBY, Olive Beckwith

Mrs. Olive Beckwith Selby, 97, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center and formerly of the Slocomb community of Engelhard, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Wallace Selby officiating. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery.  Mrs. Selby was born in Hyde County on April 21, 1911. She was the daughter of the late Dave and Katie W. Beckwith. She attended the Hyde County Schools. She was married to Genie Selby, who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Percy Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), where she served on the Mother board.  Survivors include five sons, Briddie Selby and Larry Selby, both of Engelhard, Eugene Selby and Gregory Selby, both of Chesapeake, Va., and Wallace Selby of Norfolk, Va.; three daughters, Thelma Johnson of Queens, N.Y., Emma D. Johnson of Engelhard and Goldie S. Talton of Hampton, Va.; 25 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; six great-great-great-grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lydia and 10 siblings.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Emma D. Johnson, 5245 Nebraska Road, Engelhard.  A walk-in visitation will be held today from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, August 8, 2007)

SELBY, Sammie Lee

NORFOLK, VA. - Sammie Lee SELBY, 62, died on September 2. He was a native of Engelhard and was the son of the late Arthur and Mable Selby. He was a member of Phillippi Church of Christ Disciples. He was married to Barbara King. He was employed by Hebrew National in Maspath, N.Y. until his retirement in 1980. He was a graduate of Hyde County public schools and a believer in lifelong learning. Sammie studied biology and chemistry at Norfolk State University. Survivors include son, Sammie Tyrone Selby of Rio Rancho, N.M.; four daughters: Cheryl Selby and Lisa Patterson of North Plainfield, N.J., Angela Selby of Bronx, N.Y. and Brittany Selby of Norfolk; three brothers: Charlie Selby, David Selby and John Selby; three sisters: Lucinda S. Davenport, Rebecca S. Bryant and Flonia S. Davenport; 6 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held Wednesday in Graves Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Engelhard. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 9, 1999; pg. 10A)

SELBY, Samuel

Died on the 13th inst. at Mattamuskeet, Hyde County, Mr. Samuel SELBY, at an advanced age. (American Recorder - Friday, August 24, 1821; pg. 3; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

SELBY, Sherwood Jones

Mr. Sherwood Jones Selby, age 78, a resident of 35363 U.S. Hwy. 264, Engelhard, NC died Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at Cross Creek.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2006 at the Engelhard Christian Church with Pastor Scott Sukeforth and the Reverend Charles Reber officiating. Burial will follow in the Selby-Spencer Cemetery. Randy Midgett, Danny Carowan, Brian Cuthrell, Wade Selby, Joe Pugh and Joseph Andrews will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Masonic Lodge will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Selby was born in Hyde County on February 22, 1928, son of the late Dennis Lee Selby and Viola Mae Gibbs Selby. He attended East Hyde High School. On October 20, 1965, he married the former Lessie Veraldine Lanier, who survives. He was a commercial fisherman and owner of Selby’s Pool Room. Mr. Selby was a member of the Middletown Christian Church and later attended the Engelhard Christian Church. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the VFW Post 9353, Masonic Lodge 294, American Legion Post 211 and Order of the Eastern Star, Hyde Chapter No. 213.  In addition to his wife, Lessie of the home, he is survived by two daughters: Sherri Denise Selby and her friend, Bill McCue of the home and Viola Kaye Selby Williams and her husband, Odell Williams of Swan Quarter; her two children: Tyler and Mary Grace Williams and his sister: Camilla Burrus and her husband, R.B. “Bob” of Suffolk, Va.  The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 Thursday at Engelhard Christian Church.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Selby Family.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, June 15, 2006)

SELBY, T. [Thomas] Mayhew
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Dec. 23, 1971; pg. 12

SERMONS, Elema

On November 3, 1907, the death angel visited the home of D.S. and Florida McGowan and took Elema Sermons. She had been a faithful worker on earth. She seemed to bear her sufferings patiently, and was ready, she said, to die, and meet her Savior in heaven, where there is no parting, sorrow, nor pain. She leaves one daughter to mourn her loss, but she is not like those who have no hope. We pray that God's wonderful blessings will rest upon the bereaved ones.  Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.  /signed/ A.E.C. AND F.H.M." (Raleigh Christian Advocate - December 12, 1907) [Kindly submitted by Merlin Berry who states that he believe the authors of this obituary are Annie Ethel (McGowan) Cahoon and Florida Helen (Jarvis) McGowan.]

SEWELL, Aubrey Christopher

SWAN QUARTER - Aubrey Christopher SEWELL, 79, died Saturday, October 9 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  Born in Lake Landing, Hyde County on August 25, 1925, he was the son of the late George W. and Lydia Gibbs Sewell.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was captured in the Battle of the Bulge, however, he was able to escape before being declared a prisoner and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Following military service, he worked as a tester in oil fields in Alaska, Beirut and other locations around the world.  In the mid-1970's he returned to Hyde County and later owned and operated Land's End Seafood.  He retired in 1999 following Hurricane Floyd's damage to his business.  Surviving are 6 sisters: Edna Powell and Elizabeth Bell, both of Smithfield, Va., Lida Mae Stapleton of Swan Quarter, Dixie Kienker of Maitland, Fla., Glenda Turner of Lagrange, Ga. and Lois Schipansky of Davison, Michigan.  A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, at Bryan Funeral Service.  Steve Bryan will officiate.  Mr. Sewell was preceded in death by two brothers: Avery and Glenn Sewell.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 12, 2004; pg. 11A)

SEWELL, Thomas Avery

NORFOLK - Thomas Avery SEWELL, 66, of the 2400 block of W. Landing Road, died Dec. 3, 1996. Mr. Sewell was a native of Englehard, N.C. He was the widower of Lillian Nadine Sewell. Survivors include a daughter, Tamara Jean Jenkins of Virginia Beach; a son, George Thomas Sewell of Virginia Beach; six sisters, Edna Powell, Elizabeth Bell, both of Smithfield, Va., Lydia Stapelton of Swan Quarter, N.C., Dixie Kienker of Maitland, Fla., Glenda Turner of La Grange, Ga., Lois Komdakor of Davison, Mich.; a brother, Aubrey Sewell of Swan Quarter, N.C.; and 4 grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Rick Hocker. The family will receive friends at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, December 4, 1996; pg. 7B)

SEYMOUR, William Albert

OCRACOKE - William Albert SEYMOUR, 61, of Ocracoke, died Friday, July 25, after a 6-month battle with cancer. Mr. Seymour was employed with Long's Express Trucking Co. of Richmond, Va. for 20 years, then spent the last 16 years with the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation, Ferry Division. He was born and raised in the Richmond area, the son of Charles E. Seymour and Nannie Taylor. He also belonged to the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and was in the Naval Reserve. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Ballance Seymour, and mother-in-law, Doris Ballance, both of Ocracoke; his mother, Nannie T. Anderson and step-father, Clarence Anderson, both of Richmond; one daughter, Tammy Seymour Morris of Richmond, Va.; three sons: Robert "Bobby" Lee Seymour and wife Penny of Richmond, Douglas Seymour and wife Debbie of Aylett, Va., and David Seymour and wife Amy of Richmond; one brother, Edward E. Seymour and his wife Sue of Doswell, Va.; 6 grandchildren: Charlie, B.J., Doug, Daniel, Toni, and Scott; and 5 step- grandchildren. Mr. Seymour was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Welbie L. and Bernard L. Seymour. Services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Monday, July 28, at 2 p.m. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 27, 1997)

SHAFFER, Edla Marshall

ENGELHARD - Edla Marshall SHAFFER, 78, of 34605 U.S. Highway 264, Engelhard, died Tuesday morning, July 12, 2005, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Engelhard August 22, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Solomon and Patsy Stowe Marshall. She graduated from the Engelhard School and was married for 57 1/2 years to John Allen Shaffer Sr., who survives. They lived in Virginia for many years where she retired as transportation supervisor of the Fairfax County school system and she did much work with special education children. They returned to Engelhard where she was an active member of the Engelhard United Methodist Church and the Nora Berry Circle. She also worked with the Hyde County Board of Elections in the Engelhard voting precinct for many years. Since the merging of the Methodist congregations, she had been attending Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church. She was the last of the 21 children born of her father.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church in the Nebraska community. Pastor Valerie Ballance will officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard.  Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, John Allen Shaffer Jr. of Engelhard and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will assemble at the Olde Store in front of the church prior to the funeral service.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, July 13, 2005)

SHANKLIN, Orpha (Neal)
North Carolinian Advocate - April 4, 1907
Submitted by Linda Lau

SHARBER, Minnie Garrish

Mrs. Minnie G. SHARBER, 78, of Melbourne, Fla., died Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at Roper Hospital in Charleston, S.C.  A memorial service was conducted June 11, 2005 in the chapel of Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne, Fla.  Mrs. Sharber was born in Scranton on Aug. 2, 1926. She was the daughter of Henry Wilson Garrish and Mamie Hazel Richards. She was married to Ray Sharber, who survives. She was a retired convenience store owner. She was affiliated with First Baptist Church of Melbourne, Fla.  Survivors include one daughter, Faye Archer; two sons, Ronald Bridgeman and Michael Guesse; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Brinn and Cottie Williams.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, June 21, 2005)

SHARP, Zolin

SCRANTON - Zolin SHARP, 79, of Route 1, formerly of Blounts Creek and Washington, died Friday, March 5, at his home. A native of Jamestown, Tennessee, he was born June 6, 1913 and worked for many years in the coal mines and later as a machinist. He was married to Oma Stewart Sharp who died in 1981. Surviving are four daughters: Linda S. Thomas with whom he made his home, Betty Price, Sandy South and Roselie Sharp, all of Jamestown, Tennessee; a son, Jimmy Sharp of Kinston; two step-sons: Clyde Hicks and William Hick, both of Muncie, Indiana; two sisters: Ora Stephens and Elsie Choate, both of Jamestown, Tennessee; and 6 grandchildren. Mr. Sharp was preceded in death by a son, Wendell Sharp, in 1974. Funeral services were held Monday at the gravesite in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. Steve Bryan officiated. Bryan Funeral Home, Swan Quarter, handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Marcy 9, 1993)

SHAVENDER, Mary Swindell Selby

ENGELHARD - Mary Swindell Selby SHAVENDER, 83, long time resident of Washington, and more recently of Tarboro, died June 17 at Heritage Hospital, Tarboro. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Sallie Spencer Swindell. She was a lifelong Methodist and a member of First United Methodist Church, Washington, a member of United Daughters of the Confederacy, and a retired teacher in the public schools of North Carolina. Surviving are a son, Jack Selby of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters: Miss Bettie Swindell and Miss Alma Swindell, both of Cypress Glen Retirement Center in Greenville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Amity United Methodist Church, Lake Landing. The Rev. Gladys Williford, pastor, and the Rev. Frank Fortescue, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be sent to Amity United Methodist Church, Rt. 1, Engelhard, N.C. 27824. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - June 21, 1992)

SHAW, JR., James Luke

FAIRFIELD - James Luke SHAW, JR., 48, died Tuesday, November 10, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of Rosetta G. and James L. Shaw, Sr. of Norfolk, Va. He is survived by three brothers: Milton Shaw of Georgia, Lawrence Shaw of Kinston, and Bobby C. Shaw of Manteo; and three sisters: Ernestine Selby of Norfolk, Eunice Russell of Currituck, and Jeanette Spencer of Norfolk. Funeral services will be held today (Sunday) at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ with the Rev. Phil Emmert officiating. Burial will be in Brown Memorial Cemetery in Engelhard. Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 15, 1998; pg. 10A)

SHAW, Levon

Mr. Levon SHAW, 35, of 838 Gull Rock Road, Engelhard, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in the Mattamuskeet High School gymnasium with the Rev. Dr. Mar Speller officiating. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery.  Mr. Shaw was born in Beaufort County on July 10, 1970. He was the son of Otis L. Shaw Sr. and Sylvia G. Shaw. He was a graduate of Mattamuskeet High School. He was employed with Hyde County Correctional Institution. He was a member of Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include one brother, Otis Shaw Jr. of Greensboro; two sisters, Deloris Whitfield of Cameron and Mary C. Lewis of Charlotte; and his grandparents, James and Bethanie Gibbs and Hannah Farrow, all of Engelhard.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, December 16, 2005)

SHAW, Rosetta

NORFOLK, VA. - Rosetta SHAW, 75, died February 16 at her residence.  She was born in Hyde County to Nettie Gibbs who preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her husband.  She is survived by three sons: Larry Shaw of Kinston, Bobby Shaw of Manteo and Milton L. Shaw of Ga.; three daughters: Jennette McNeal of Va., Eunice Murray of Camden and Ernestine Selby of Currituck; two sisters: Lula Gibbs and Willie B. Gibbs, both of Engelhard; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will take place at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Engelhard on Tuesday, February 21 at 1 p.m.  Burial will follow in the Brown Memorial Cemetery in Engelhard.  Rowsom Funeral Home of Columbia is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 21, 2006; pg. 12A)

SHELBY [SELBY], Col. Henry

HYDE COUNTY - Col. Henry SHELBY [possibly SELBY], died January 14, 1812 in Hyde County. (Raleigh Register - February 14, 1812) [Excerpt taken from "Marriage and Death Notices from the Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette 1799-1825" complied by Carrie L. Broughton; pg. 145]

SHELDON, Mahetable Ann

Died on Saturday the 12th inst. at Mattamuskeet, Hyde County, Mrs. Mahetable Ann SHELDON, consort of Israel Sheldon, Esq., Clerk of the Superior Court of that County. (American Recorder - Friday, July 25, 1823; pg. 3; column 2) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

SHELTON, James Ernest

Mr. James Ernest Shelton, a resident of 22 Saint Lydia Road, Swan Quarter, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. The family will receive friends at 29 Saint Lydia Road, Swan Quarter. Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.   (Washington Daily News - Saturday, September 24, 2011)

SHELTON, Johnnie Earl

Mr. Johnnie Earl SHELTON, 41, of 1230 Farrow Fork Road, Engelhard, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Faithful Hannah Baptist Church, Engelhard, with pastor Larry Shelton and the Rev. Robert Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Memorial Cemetery, Engelhard.  Mr. Shelton was born in Beaufort County on June 7, 1965. He was the son of Eva Grey Mann Shelton and the late Henry Avener Shelton. He attended the Hyde County schools. He was a member of Faithful Hannah Baptist Church, Engelhard.  Survivors include seven sisters, Annie Mann Gibbs, Gloria Cunningham and Francino Fulford, all of Engelhard, Delores Gibbs of Swan Quarter, Liza Chance of Fairfield, Edith Shelton of Raleigh and Darnell Credle of Norfolk, Va.; and seven brothers, Thurman Shelton of Winston-Salem, Wallace Shelton of Manteo, Brian Shelton of Nags Head, Timothy Shelton of Fayetteville, Frederick Benston of Washington, Marvin Jordon of El Paso, Texas, and Henry Shelton of Swan Quarter.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, November 7, 2006

SHELTON, Thomas Allen

Mr. Thomas Allen Shelton, 56, of 386 Gullrock Road, Engelhard, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Mt. Pilgrim DOC, Slocum. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery, Slocum. Arrangements are by Bonner Street Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, December 21, 2012)

SHELTON, William R.

SWAN QUARTER - William R. SHELTON, 16, of Swan Quarter, died August 7 in a single-car accident on U.S. 264 in Hyde County. Young Shelton was a rising junior at Mattamuskeet High School. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mattamuskeet School Gymnasium. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Whitfield and Whitley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 11, 1992)

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