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STALLS, Alice Spencer

Mrs. Alice Spencer STALLS, age 80, a resident of Washington, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 18, 2004 at Beaufort County Hospital surrounded by her loving family.  Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by the Rev. Nancy Blevins.  Mrs. Stalls was born in Hyde County on May 11, 1924, the daughter of the late Cason and Cynthia Spencer. She graduated from Washington High School and was a retired bookkeeper for Beaufort County Accountant's office. On Feb. 14, 1947, she married Joseph E. Stalls, who preceded her in death.  Surviving Mrs. Stalls are two sons, Jerry Stalls and wife Deb of Cary, N.C., and Joe Stalls of Vera Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Fred Stalls, Sherri Stalls, Josh and Mandy Stalls, Ali Stalls, Cason and Liz Stalls, and Caleb Stalls; three great-grandchildren, Mathew, Douglas and Spencer Stalls; her sister-in-law: Helen Spencer; her niece, Phyllis Hendrickson and nephews, Phil Roberson Jr., Gary Spencer, Lamar Spencer and Leigh Ballance.  She was preceded in death by brothers: Elwood Spencer and Beecher Spencer and her sister and brother-in-law: Ruth and Phil Roberson.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Stalls family.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, August 21, 2004)

WASHINGTON - Alice Spencer STALLS died peacefully on August 18, 2004 surrounded by her loving family. Alice was born May 11, 1924 in Hyde County and was the daughter of the late Cason G. and Cynthia Stowe Spencer.  Having graduated from Washington High School, Alice left for Norfolk, Virginia where she worked at the Naval Shipyard. On February 14, 1947, Alice married Joseph E. Stalls who preceded her in death.  Alice was a bookkeeper for Beaufort County Accounting Office for years until her retirement. Her life exemplified God's charge to take care of his world. Her yard was a haven of beauty and respite for all who had the good fortune to visit or enjoy as they passed by. She lived life with a simple appreciation of God's beauty in nature and a desire to share her gift of cooking with all who had the good fortune to enjoy her culinary skills. Each of her grandchildren had their favorite dish "Gran-Ma" lovingly made just for them.  Alice is survived by her devoted family; sons, Jerry Stalls and wife, Deb of Cary, NC and Joe Stalls of Vero Beach, Florida and grandchildren, Caleb Stalls, Cason and Liz Stalls, Sherri Stalls, Josh and Mandy Stalls, Alli Stalls and Fred Stalls. The great-grandchildren are Matthew Stalls and Douglas and Spencer Stalls. Her life was greatly touched by her surviving niece, Phyllis Hendrickson, and her loving nephew, Phil Roberson Jr. Life was also sweeter for the kindnesses of neighbors like Teresa Smith and caregivers, Lydia Williams, Marshall Watson, Rebecca, Paul, and Linda Mann.  Alice will be missed by her family and remembered for her final gift to us of the quiet example of her life. Galatians 5:22, 23 "But for the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self- control.  The family will receive friends following a graveside service conducted by Rev. Nancy Blevins, at the Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, NC at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2004.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the family.  (The News Observer (New Bern, NC) - Saturday, August 21, 2004)

STAPLES, Delle Williams

JACKSONVILLE, FL. - Delle Williams STAPLES died Jan. 28, 1993, in Jacksonville, Fla., after a brief illness. She was born in Swan Quarter, N.C. She was a resident of Portsmouth until 1989, when she moved to Jacksonville. Mrs. Staples was the widow of Griffin Leigh Staples. She was a member of Monumental United Methodist Church, the Woman's Club of Portsmouth and the auxiliary of Portsmouth General Hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Frances Staples Jones of Jacksonville, and two sons, Griffin Leigh Staples Jr. of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Morgan Ludlow Staples of Portsmouth. She is also survived by one sister, Helen W. Buckwalter of Portsmouth, 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at Monumental United Methodist Church by the Rev. R. Beverly Watkins. The family will receive friends in the chapel of the church one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to Monumental United Methodist Church Building Fund. Snellings Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is handling arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, January 30, 1993; pg. 2D)

STAPLES, Katie Elizabeth Cahoon

SOUTH MILLS - Katie Elizabeth Cahoon STAPLES, 75, of Highway 343 North, died Monday, October 30, at Sentara Nursing Home in Barco. She was a native of Hyde County, daughter of the late Kelly and Katie Pledger Cahoon. She was the widow of Jake Staples. Survivors include two daughters: Cora Riddick of Camden and Alice Rowland of Elizabeth City; three sons: Martin Staples, Michael Staples and Marty Staples, all of South Mills; a sister, Bernice Cahoon of Engelhard; 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Northside Road. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 2, 1995; pg. 10A)

STEEN, Martha Tolson

BUXTON - Martha Tolson STEEN, 88, of Buxton, died November 27 at her residence after a long illness. Born in Buxton, she was the daughter of the late Willie Gardner and Charlotte Frances Tolson. Surviving are a daughter, Frances S. Payne of Gull Rock; a brother, Leston Tolson of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters: Fannie Williams of Buxton, Anges Crankshaw of Lake Placid, Fla. and Margaret Hendricks of Chesapeake, Va.; 3 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - November 30, 1995)

STEVENS, Helen Whitney

SWAN QUARTER - Helen Whitney STEVENS, 84, of the 1700 block of Quarter Road, died May 18, 2005 in Cross Creek Nursing Home. Mrs. Stevens was born in Hyde County on February 8, 1921.  She was the daughter of the late Otis McAllen Whitney, Sr. and Lucy B. Whitney.  She was a widow and former cook at the Hyde County High School.  Surviving are three sisters: Alice Whitney Collins, Clara McCoy and Mary J. Swain, all of Fairfield; five brothers: James A. Whitney, John D. Whitney, Otis Whitney, Jr., all of Fairfield, William L. Whitney of Greensboro and Edward R. Whitney of Connecticut.  A funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Snow Hill Baptist Church, Fairfield, N.C. with the Rev. Harvey officiating.  Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery.  Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 29, 2005; pg. 10A)

STINSON, Mae Louise Brimmage

Mrs. Mae STINSON, 88, of Quarter Road in Swan Quarter, died on Thursday, May 8, 2003, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, May 9, 2003)

Mrs. Mae Louise Brimmage STINSON, 88, of 193 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died Thursday, May 8, 2003 at her home. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jobes Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony Roper officiating. Burial will follow in the Stinson-Brimmage family cemetery at Swan Quarter.  Mrs. Stinson was born June 29, 1914 in Hyde County. She was the daughter of the late Willie Brimmage and the late Alice C. Brimmage. She was married to John S. Stinson, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include a son, Usef Stinson of the home; a daughter, Danita Stinson of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Ernestine Keys of Engelhard and Edith McCullor of Swan Quarter; and three grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, May 12, 2003)

STOKES, Louise Mayo

WAKE FOREST - Louise Mayo Stokes, 82, died Thursday, May 29, 2008. She was born in Hyde County to the late Ervin Mayo and Mary Ann Flowers Mayo and was preceded in death by a son, William Earl Clifton.  A memorial service honoring her life will be held 11 o’clock Saturday morning, June 7, 2008 at the Grifton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sam Loy officiating.  Mrs. Stokes is survived by her daughter, Ann Tyndall of Wake Forest; sister, Evelyn Freeman of Rocky Mt.; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, May 31, 2008)

STOKES, Ruby Midyette

GREENVILLE - Ruby Midyette STOKES, 90, of Student Street, died Sunday, October 1. Mrs. Stokes was a native of Engelhard where she grew up. She attended Women's College in Greensboro. In 1925 she came to Greenville with her family and in 1926 graduated from East Carolina Teacher's College. She was the daughter of the late Will J. and Mattie Midyette, who owned Blunt Midyette Company in Washington. Upon her father's death, Mrs. Stokes made her home in Washington, returning to Greenville five years later. She was married to John David Stokes who died in 1967. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Christian Women's Society. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, October 4, at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery by the Rev. Tom Banks, her pastor. Visitation will be a Wilkerson Funeral Home. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 3, 1995; pg. 3A and also Sun Journal (New Bern, N.C.) - Tuesday, October 3, 1995)

STOTESBERRY, Evelyn Allridge

SWAN QUARTER - Evelyn Allridge STOTESBERRY, 57, of Swan Quarter, died Monday, January 20, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Ferron, Utah, she was the daughter of the late Foster and Katherine Allridge. She moved to North Carolina following her marriage in the 1950's. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Surviving are her husband, William Burley Stotesberry; sons: Jerry Stotesberry and wife Hazel, Johnny Ray Stotesberry and wife Jenny, all of Swan Quarter; daughters: Janey Kay Garrish and husband Charles of Scranton, Judi Lynn Garrish and husband Carl, and Jennifer Ann Equils and husband Stanley, both of Swan Quarter; a brother, Chuck Allridge of Ferron; three sisters: Charlotte Spillman of Kanab, Utah, Kathy Ganino of Huntington, Utah, and Julie Price of Castle Dale, Utah; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday. Steve Bryan will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 23, 1997; pg. 8A)

STOTESBERRY, Lettie Bell Ainsley Sanderson

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Lettie Bell Sanderson STOTESBERRY, 88, of Chesapeake, VA (formerly of the Ponzer community), died Jan. 24, 2004. She was born in Hyde County in 1912, the daughter of James McCoy and Ida Frances Cahoon Ainsley.  She was a member of Mount Olive Church of Christ, Ponzer, N.C.   She was preceded in death by her husbands, Romulus Sanderson and Bill Stotesberry.  She was also predeceased by her brother Dennis Ainsley and sister Statha Jackson.  She is survived by a sister, Margaret Raburn of Wilson, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held in Chesapeake, VA on Friday, Jan 30th.  Her remains were interred at Mt. Olive Church of Christ. [Facts kindly submitted by Judi Raburn who stated that there were no funeral services for Mrs. Stotesberry and apparently an obituary never appeared in the local newspaper.]

STOTESBERRY, Lisa Dawn Friddle

SWAN QUARTER - Lisa Dawn Friddle STOTESBERRY, 32, of Swan Quarter, died June 20, 1995 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Beaufort County. Born in Tucson, Arizona in 1962, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Linda Faye Lloyd Friddle. She was married to Curtis Lee Stotesberry of Swan Quarter. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Brandon Lee Stotesberry of the home; a daughter, Ashley Stotesberry of the home; a brother, Scott Lloyd of Charlotte. Funeral services were held Friday at the family plot at Soule Cemetery with the Rev. Lynne Manilla and Steve Bryan officiating. Friends may visit the family at the home of her father-in-law, Roland Stotesberry in Swan Quarter. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 25, 1995; pg. 2B)

STOTESBERRY, Nellie Hamble

SWAN QUARTER - Nellie Hamble STOTESBERRY, 92, Rt. #1, Swan Quarter, died Jan. 29 at her home. She was a retired employee of Macy's in New York City. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Bessie Mae McClaud Stotesberry. She was a member of Soule United Methodist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Soule United Methodist Church with burial following in Soule Cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times-Thursday, January 31, 1991)

STOTESBERRY, Ruth Holland Morris

SWAN QUARTER - Ruth Holland Morris STOTESBERRY, 88, a long time resident of the Ponzer community in Hyde County, and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Saturday, December 18 at Pungo District Hospital Emergency Room in Belhaven. Born in the Ponzer community, February 2, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Henry Sylvester and Molly Morris Stotesberry. She was the widow of Carl Stotesberry who died December 21, 1984. She was a member of Mount Olive Church of Christ and the Ladies' Alone Club in Ponzer. Funeral services were held Monday, December 29 at Mount Olive Church of Christ with Adam Henderson officiating. Burial followed in Davis Cemetery in the Pungo community. Serving as pallbearers were grandsons: Melvin Harrison, Billy Stotesberry, Timothy Mason, Curtis Lee Stotesberry, Lee Stotesberry and Jeffrey Stotesberry. Surviving are four sons: William Burley Stotesberry and Roland Stotesberry, both of Swan Quarter, Wilbur Stotesberry and Gilbert Stotesberry, both of Route #1, Belhaven; three daughters: Geraldine M. Cale of Ahoskie, Mollie Harrison of Belhaven, and Nellie Knight of Sunbury; 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter was in charge of arrangements. The family is at the home of Wilbur and Betty Stotesberry of Ponzer. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 21, 1999; pg. 5B)

STOTESBERRY, William Burley

SWAN QUARTER - William Burley STOTESBERRY, 70, died Wednesday, November 1 at his home after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 2, 2000; pg. 14A)

SWAN QUARTER - William Burley STOTESBERRY, 70, died Wednesday, November 1 at his home after a brief illness. Born in Hyde County on October 24, 1930, he was the son of the late Carl and Ruth Holland Morris Stotesberry. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and had operated his own land development company in Hyde County for a number of years. He was married to the late Evelyn Allridge Stotesberry who died January 20, 1997. Surviving are three sons: Jerry Stotesberry and wife Hazel, Johnny Ray Stotesberry and wife Lois, and Jeffrey Stotesberry and wife Jenny, all of Swan Quarter; three daughters: Janet Ray Garrish and husband Charles of Scranton, Judi Lynn Garrish and husband Carl, and Jennifer Ann Equils and husband Stanley, all of Swan Quarter; three brothers: Roland Stotesberry of Swan Quarter, Wilbur Stotesberry and Gilbert Stotesberry, both of Belhaven; three sisters: Geraldine Mason Cale of Ahoskie, Mollie S. Harrison of Belhaven and Nellie Knight of Sunbury; 13 grandchildren; an expected great-grandchild and one step-great-grandson, Chris Fry. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. at the family plot in Soule Cemetery with Daniel Davenport, Richard Bartholomew and Steve Bryan officiating. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 5, 2000; pg. 7A)

STOTESBURY, Louise Weston

SWAN QUARTER - Louise Weston STOTESBURY, 94, of Route #1 and more recently residing in Gaston with her daughter, died Saturday, June 13, at Halifax Hospital in Roanoke Rapids. Born in Hyde County on September 3, 1903, she was the daughter of the late James G. and Nannie Gaskill Stotesbury [should be Weston]. She was the widow of Bennett Stotesbury. She was a member of Soule United Methodist Church where she was long active in the Ladies Aid Society when living here. Surviving are her daughter, Nancy S. Cook of Gaston; her grandchildren: Joan Grant of Gaston and Bennett Hobbs of Wilson; her great-grandchildren: Courtney Powers, Lee Powers, Brent Powers, and Alyssa Grant, all of Gaston. Mrs. Stotesbury was preceded in death by her brother, Hurley B. Weston and her sisters: Agnes W. Foster, Sidney G. Weston, Willie G. Weston, and Mollie W. Davis. Funeral services were held Monday at Soule United Methodist Church. The Rev. Chris Humphreys and Steve Bryan officiated. Burial followed in Soule Cemetery. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 16, 1998; pg. 8A)

STOUT, Esther Gibbs

Esther Gibbs Stout, 49, of Gladstone, VA, died Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA.  Born in Hyde County, September 20, 1961, she was the daughter of Rena Williams Gibbs and the late Jack Blount Gibbs.  She was married to Anthony "Tony" Stout who survives.   A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery.  In addition to her husband and mother she is survived by two daughters, Amber Stout and Morgan Stout of the home; two brothers, Landa Gibbs of Engelhard Timothy "Timmy" Gibbs and wife Lou Ann of Engelhard; two sisters Gennie G. Williams and husband J.C. of Swan Quarter and Wanda G. Mann of Engelhard.  Mrs. Stout was preceded in death by her father Jack Blount Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter on Thursday evening between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

STOVER, Merrilla Snell

Merrilla Snell STOVER, 69, died Oct. 28, 1994, in a local hospital.  Mrs. Stover was born in Fairfield, N.C. She was the widow of Willie H. Snell and Eugene Stover. She was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Berkley Chapter 52.  Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Mamie and George Bell of Norfolk, Barbara and Don Henry of Greensboro, N.C., Susan and Richard Amorese of Knotts Island and Beverly and John Centlivre of Chesapeake; a son and daughter-in-law, Willie and Laura Snell of Chesapeake; three sisters, Virginia Midgette, Peggy Conley and Macel Dodd; two brothers, Willie G. Harris and I.S. ''Dick'' Harris; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many loved ones and friends.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by the Rev. Jay Ashby. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m. and also at 928 Copper Stone Circle, Chesapeake, at other times.  (The Virginian-Pilot - October 29, 1994; pg. B6

STYRON, JR., Albert Monroe

OCRACOKE - Albert Monroe STYRON, JR., 49, of Ocracoke, died Saturday in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. A native of Ocracoke, he was the owner and operator of Albert Styron Grocery. He was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Atlantic Lodge #294, AF&AM Swan Quarter, and a member of Lodge #749, AF&AM Ocracoke. Survivors include three sisters: Mrs. Edna O'Neal and Mrs. Daisy Gaskill of Ocracoke, and Mrs. Mary Anderson of Frankfort, Indiana; and a brother, Norman Styron of Ocracoke. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jimmy creech. Burial will be in Ocracoke Community Cemetery. (Unknown newspaper) [Note: Albert M. Styron, Jr. died Dec. 6, 1975]

STYRON, Blanche O'Neal

OCRACOKE, NC - Blanche O'Neal Styron, 85, died Friday, April 25, 2008 at her residence. Born in Ocracoke, she was the daughter of the late James Calvin O'Neal and Iva Spencer O'Neal and was the widow of David Barnett Styron. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Belinda Styron Teeter. Mrs. Styron was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and its Women's Society and was always involved in her community.  Mrs. Styron is survived by a son, David B. Styron, Jr. and wife Kari of Ocracoke; a brother, Calvin O'Neal of Ocracoke; two grandchildren, Samantha Styron and David B. Styron, III both of Ocracoke; and many other relatives and friends whom she loved.  A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Joyce Reynolds. Burial will be in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made the the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, April 29, 2008; pg. 6A)

STYRON, Carrie Leona

OCRACOKE - Carrie Leona STYRON, 78, of Ocracoke Island, died Sunday, December 10, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. She was the daughter of the late Filmore and Annie Williams. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Survivors include a daughter, Elva A. O'Neal and husband Reginald E. O'Neal, Sr.; a sister, Annie M. Styron; a grandson, Reginald E. O'Neal, Jr., all of Ocracoke; and a granddaughter, Regina M. O'Neal of Wilmington. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 14, in Ocracoke Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Huskins. Twiford Colonial Chapel in Great Bridge, Va. is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 12, 1995)

STYRON, Irvin Jason

OCRACOKE - Irvin Jason STYRON, 60, died Sunday at his residence following a long illness.  He was employed with the North Carolina Department of Transportation ferry division.  He was the son of the late Elijah and Estelle O'Neal Styron.  Surviving are two daughters: Debbie O'Neal of Straits and Ada Fulcher of Ocracoke; one brother, Ray Styron of Ocracoke; three sisters: Etta Spencer, Ollie Mutro and Frances O'Neal, all of Ocracoke; one brother, Evans Styron of Ocracoke; and 5 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Charles Etheridge, pastor, the Rev. Randy Hillman, pastor of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (Unknown newspaper & date)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Jennifer O'Neal who stated that Irvin J. Styron died February 9, 1986]

STYRON, Norman Harrison

OCRACOKE - Norman Harrison STYRON, 67, of Ocracoke, died April 25 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Styron, a native of Ocracoke was the son of the late Albert Monroe and Mamie Spencer Styron. He is survived by his wife, Annie Moore Styron of the home; one daughter, Connie Sue Whitehurst of Apalachicola, Fla.; two sons, Norman H. Styron, Jr. and Phil Monroe Styron, both of Ocracoke; two sisters: Daisy B. Gaskill of Ocracoke and Mary Anderson of Indiana; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Clyde Denny. Masonic rites and military honors will be observed. Burial will follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times-Sunday, April 28, 1991)

STYRON, Pelig Garland

OCRACOKE - Pelig Garland STYRON, 71, died Monday, August 28, at a Nags Head nursing facility. Born in Ocracoke, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Iola Midgett Styron. Mr. Styron worked as a mate on a dredge boat. He was a veteran, having served in the US Navy during WWII and was a member of the Ocracoke Assembly of God. He is survived by one son, Gary Styron of Kint, Washington; and one sister, Irma Foster of Ocracoke. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. at the Ocracoke Assembly of God with the Rev. Ronnie Midgett officiating. Burial will follow in the Styron family cemetery at Ocracoke. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 31, 1995; pg. 8A)

STYRON, Steve Monroe

OCRACOKE - Steve Monroe STYRON, age 53, died suddenly on December 16th. Funeral services were held at the home by Rev. Walter Whitaker and Rev. W.R. Hale. Burial was in the family cemetery. He is survived by his brothers: Benjamin, Elijah and Jamie; his sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth S. Meyers, Mrs. Emma O'Neal and Mrs. Zilphia Williams, all of Ocracoke. (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 6, 1956; pg. 1)

SUKEFORTH, Peggy Mooney

ENGELHARD - Peggy Mooney SUKEFORTH, 49, died July 31 in Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Tyrrell County, she was the daughter of Thelma Armstrong Mooney and the late Jim Mooney. She as long active in church work and was instrumental in forming the Engelhard youth center. She and her husband were partners in the operation of Peggybear's Tire Company in Engelhard. Surviving in addition to her mother and husband, Scott W. Sukeforth, are two sons: Terry Riggins and David Riggins, both of Engelhard; a brother, Jimmy Mooney of Virginia Beach, Va.; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Phil Emmert and Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery at Engelhard. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 3, 1993; pg. 12A)

SULLIVAN, Frances Price

NORFOLK - Frances Price SULLIVAN, 67, of the 100 block of Tyler Crescent West, died Feb. 29, 1996. Mrs. Sullivan, a native of Swan Quarter, N.C., was the widow of Leonard L. Sullivan Sr. and a member of Covenant United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, Leonard L. Sullivan Jr. of Portsmouth; her mother, Annie Smithwick Price of Ozark, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Ann Sullivan Milius of Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Elaine Enfinger of Ozark; two brothers, James Russell Price of New Bern, N.C., Hilton Franklin Price of Ozark; and special friends Paula and Walter McDowell of Suffolk. Memorial donations may be made to Covenant United Methodist Church, 2004 Dock Landing Rd., Chesapeake, Va. 23321. Foster Funeral Home handled arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, March 7, 1996; pg. 6B)

SWAIM, Gilda Sadler

MANTEO - Gilda Sadler Swaim, 86, of Manteo, died Monday June 4, 2012 in Nags Head. Gilda was born in Engelhard where she grew up on the family farm. After high she moved to Manteo where she developed many lifelong friendships and met her husband Carl.  "Miss Gilda" was a friendly and fun loving person.  Many remember her from her years of employment at the Cloth Barn, as a dedicated member of the Manteo Baptist Church, the Manteo Rebekah Lodge, and her association with the Baum Center. She was predeceased by her parents, Emmett and Annie Swindell Sadler and her husband Carl Oliver Swaim, Sr.  Surviving are her daughter, Lu Ann Swaim and partner Kay Alverson of Manteo and her son, Carl O. Swaim, Jr. of Kill Devil Hills; one sister, Illa S. O'Neal of Manteo; nieces, Debbie Matthews and husband John and Carol Crotts, and her nephew Ronnie Crotts. Besides her husband and parents she is predeceased by a sister Willie Sadler Liverman.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Thursday June 7 at 2 p.m. by Rev. Ken Simpson.  Entombment will be at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, June 6, 2012)

SWAIN, Annie Kathleen Gibbs

ROPER - Annie Kathleen G. SWAIN, 80, died June 4 in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Mrs. Swain, born in Hyde County, was the daughter of the late Daisy Gibbs and her mother, the late Angie Nora Gibbs.  She was a restaurant cook and a member of New Bethel Disciples of Christ Church of Roper.  Surviving are her husband, Joe Nathan Swain; sons: William Gibbs, Joe N. Swain, Jr., Daryl Swain and Otis O. Swain, all of Roper, Bobby Swain of New Orleans, La., Sherwood Swain, Ronnie L. Swain and Luverne Swain, all of Plymouth; daughters: Doris L. Wilson of Washington, Jo Ann Swain of New York, Joyce D. Holloway of Greenville, Jacqueline Johnson and Odessa Swain of Roper, Elaine Swain of Tennessee and Peggy L. Rogers of Virginia; 54 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren.  Services were held June 8 at New Bethel Disciples of Christ Church with the Rev. David H. Rowsom officiating.  Burial was in the Swain family cemetery.  Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 10, 2003, pg. 8A)

SWAIN, Hortense B.

ELIZABETH CITY - Hortense B. SWAIN, 82, of Route 1, a retired librarian, died Nov. 20, 1991, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Swain was born in Hyde County. She had retired from the College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City. She was a member of Soule United Methodist Church in Swan Quarter and the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Grady B. Swain; a stepson, Larry W. Swain of Columbia; 5 step-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Walker Funeral Home by the Rev. Royce Reynolds. Burial will be in Azalea Memorial Gardens. (Virginian-Pilot - Friday, November 22, 1991; pg. 2D)

SWINDELL, Alma Wilhemina

ENGELHARD - Alma Wilhemina SWINDELL, 95, formerly of Engelhard and a resident at Cypress Glen Retirement Center in Greenville, died Friday, April 18, at Cypress Glen. Born in Engelhard on April 6, 1902, she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Sallie Spencer Swindell. She graduated from Duke University in 1927, was a teacher in the Hyde County schools for 10 years, having taught in Engelhard, Swan Quarter, and Fairfield. She later worked with the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C. for 29 years, retiring in December 1964. She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, National Retired Federal Employees Assn., the Half Century Club of Duke University, a recipient of a lifetime teaching certificate, and was a lifelong member of Amity United Methodist Church at Lake Landing. Surviving are a sister, Bette Adams Swindell, a resident at Cypress Glen Retirement Center; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in Amity United Methodist Church. Steve Bryan will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 20, 1997; pg. 10A)

SWINDELL, Augusta Clark

COLUMBIA - Augusta Clark SWINDELL, 84, died Thursday, June 8 in Guardian Care of Elizabeth City. She was a native of Hyde County and a Methodist. Mrs. Swindell was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mrs. Ethel Ballance Clark and the widow of Inez Willie Swindell. She is survived by a daughter, Nina Davis of Columbia; a son, David Swindell of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother, Edward Clark of Corapeake; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, June 10 at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City by the Rev. Tom LeGrand. Burial was at 5 p.m. in the St. George Episcopal Church Cemetery in Engelhard. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 11, 2000; pg. 12A)

SWINDELL, Bettie Adams

ENGELHARD - Miss Bettie Adams SWINDELL, 99, of Cypress Glen Retirement Center, Greenville, and formerly of Engelhard, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Cypress Glen.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Amity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Valerie Ballance officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Several former students were selected by Miss Swindell to serve as her pallbearers. Miss Swindell was born in Hyde County on Nov. 4, 1904. She was the daughter of the late James Edward Swindell and Sallie Spencer Swindell. She was educated in the Hyde County schools and at the former East Carolina Teacher's College. She taught in the public schools in Yanceyville, Chowan County, Robeson County and Hyde County. She was the first supervisor of Hyde County Elementary Schools and retired from Mattamuskeet School in 1968. She was the first member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority at ECTC from Hyde County, a member of the Hyde County Retired School Personnel Association and a lifetime member of the N.C. Education Association. She was a lifelong member of Amity United Methodist Church, where she remained active until moving to Cypress Glen. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, J. Elliott Swindell, Samuel Swindell and Jefferson Swindell; and two sisters, Alma W. Swindell and Mary Swindell Shavender. The body will lie in state at Amity Church beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and the family will visit with friends at the church before and after the funeral service. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, January 13, 2004)

SWINDELL, Carmon Midyette

SCRANTON - Carmon Midyette SWINDELL, 78, of Rt. #2, Sladesville Community, died Thursday, September 28, at home. Born in the Sladesville community of Hyde County, November 7, 1916, she was the daughter of the late John Samuel and Ludie Mason Midyette. She was always active in the school and community, supportive of her family and was previously honored by the Mattamuskeet Jaycees as "Mother of the Year." She was a member of the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church and had attended Scranton Christian Church for many years with her family. Surviving are a daughter, Linda S. Parkinson of the home; four sons: Michael T. Swindell, John D. Swindell and Ronald D. Swindell, all of Scranton, and Barry S. Swindell of Swan Quarter; two brothers: William "Bill" Midyette of New Bern and Vernon Midyette of Belhaven; two sisters: Kathleen M. Flowers of Scranton and Mrs. Connie M. Cuthrell of Washington; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at Scranton Christian Church with David W. Mason and Rev. Tommy Glover to officiate and burial will follow in the family cemetery near the home. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 1, 1995; pg. 2B)

SWINDELL, Carroll Eric

SCRANTON - Carroll Eric SWINDELL, 50, of Route 1, Scranton, died August 18 in Beaufort County Hospital, Washington. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late Aubrey B. and Mabel Silverthorne Swindell. He graduated from the Hyde County Schools, attended East Carolina College (now East Carolina University), lived and worked in the Seattle/Tacoma, Wash. area for 22 years before returning to Hyde County about six months ago. He was a computer programmer and served as consultant to several large companies during his career. He was active in the field of music and participated in church choirs while in Seattle. He remained a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in the Sladesville Community where he grew up. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Elaine S. Tooley of Rt. 1, Scranton. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Epworth United Methodist Church, with the Rev. W. Thomas Clarke, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Soule Cemetery. The family suggests those wishing may make memorial contributions to Epworth United Methodist Church, c/o Ray M. Spencer, Treasurer, Route 1, Swan Quarter, N.C. or Hyde County Chapter, American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Sallie Miller, Treasurer, Swan Quarter, N.C. The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Tooley, Route 1, Scranton. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 20, 1992)

SWINDELL, Cecil Thomas

Cecil Thomas SWINDELL, 90, of Wakefield, VA, (formerly of Respass Beach, Suffolk, VA) died Sunday, April 17, 2005 at Beverly Manor Nursing Home. He was born October 30, 1914 in Swan Quarter, NC, married and raised his family in Portsmouth and Suffolk, VA.  He was a member of the Franklin Hunt Club, Masons, and Lions Club. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA, after 30 years of service as a crane operator.  Surviving is his wife of 70 years, Romalda; Daughter, Ginny Swindell Thompson and her husband David of Suffolk, VA, sons, E. Thomas Swindell and his wife Pat of Wakefield, VA, and John Troy Swindell and his wife Carol of Moneta, VA; seven grandchildren, Davey and Earl Thompson, Connie Placido, Christine Treakle, Gary T. and John T. Swindell and Heather Parks; ten great-grandchildren, Gina McClung, Zachary and George Thompson, Jennifer Roman, Arin Sandridge, Cassie Placido, Michelle Duncan, Amanda Darden, Ashley Swindell, and Cassie Treakle; ten great-great-grandchildren, Heather Carson, Dustin McClung, George Thompson the 3rd, Curtis, Christopher, Kayla, Tyrell Roman, Dandre Sandridge, Lily Duncan, and Chloe Darden. Also, four sisters, Kathryn Cahoon, Nan Parks, Evelyn Sadler, Celia Gray Swindell, and three brothers, George, John and Jessie Swindell. He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Samuel Troy and Kenneth Monroe Swindell.  The service will be held at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Portsmouth,VA on Thursday, April 21, 2 pm, by the Rev. Jackie Allen. Burial will be at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk, VA with Masonic Rites.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Portsmouth, VA and on Thursday at 2208 N Bugle Dr., Chesapeake, VA.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, April 20. 2005)

SWINDELL, Celia Gray

Celia Gray Swindell, 83, of 1719 Quarter Rd, Swan Quarter, went to meet her Lord, Saturday morning, September 1, 2007, at Cross Creek Health Care Center where she had been a patient.  Born in Swan Quarter, NC, May 30, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Cecil B and Nina Caffee Swindell.  Mss. Swindell was a graduate of Engelhard High School and a  member of Soule United Methodist Church   Funeral services will be held at Soule United Methodist Church, Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. J H Daniels officiating, burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Surviving are: two sisters; Evelyn S Sadler of Swan Quarter, Nan S Parks of Hayes Virginia.   Three brothers: George Swindell of Fairfield, John Swindell of Washington, Jesse Swindell of Rocky Mount, a very special brother in-law Gervis Sadler and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister; Kathryn S Cahoon, two brothers Thomas Swindell and Kenneth Swindell. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to hospice care and the many friends who gave her support during her long illness.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter and other times at the home of Evelyn and Gervis Sadler.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter, NC.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 6, 2007; pg. 12A)

SWINDELL, Claire Allen

CHOCOWINITY - Claire Allen SWINDELL, 67, of Old New Bern Road, Chocowinity, died Thursday, December 30, 1999 at her home. Born in Iola, Kansas, October 29, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Gladys Schofield Allen. She was married to George Caffee Swindell of Hyde County, who survives. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons: Richard Ballard of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and George Stephen Bartron of Newport News, Va.; three daughters: Cheryl Hasting of Pittsburg, Pa., Elise Dunagan of Cummings, Ga., and Loria Swindell-Creque of Fairfield; three brothers: Bart Allen of Carson City, Nevada, Rocky Allen of Denver, Colorado, and Clarence Allen of Wichita, Kansas; a sister, Irene Herberger of Tulsa, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren: Steven Swindell-Creque, Christy Lynn Tinnis, Abby Ballard, Tara Bartron, Ashlie McKeel and Trina McKeel. Mrs. Swindell was preceded in death by two sons: John Ballard and Steve Swindell; a brother, Olin Allen; and a grandson, Billy Keenan. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Soule Cemetery at Swan Quarter with Steve Bryan officiating. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 4, 2000; pg. 5A)

SWINDELL, Delilah N.

NORFOLK - Delilah N. SWINDELL, 91, of the 9400 block of Sturgis St., died Friday, March 6, 1998, in a local hospital. Coming from Hyde County, N.C., she was an area resident for over 50 years and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Sladesville, N.C. Wife of the late Jack N. Swindell, she is survived by three sons, Grover P. Swindell, Ray ``Warren'' Swindell and Billie B. Swindell; a daughter, Iris S. Jackson; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Swindell was preceded in death by her son, Angus L. Swindell. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, where a funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. Interment will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, c/o Florence Abele, Route 2, Box 105, Scranton, N.C. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, March 8, 1998; pg. 8B)

SWINDELL, Edmond Wade

SWAN QUARTER - Edmond Wade SWINDELL, 71, died Friday, July 25 at his home.  Born in Hyde County on June 19, 1932, he was the son of the late Elmo Haven and Amelia Delle Mason Swindell.  he was a retired farmer and had also worked throught the years with Nello Teer Construction Company and the N.C. Department of Transportation as a truck driver.  Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Wheeler Swindell; four sons: Richard Wade Swindell of Plymouth, William Edmond Swindell of the Ponzer community, Anthony Haven Swindell of Engelhard and Christopher Otis Swindell of Swan Quarter; a daughter, Mary Amelia "Amy" S. Midyette of Scranton; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph H. Swindell.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at the family plot in Soule Cemetery.  Steve Bryan and the Rev. Richard Bartholomew will officiate.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 27, 2003; pg, 16A)

SWINDELL, Elbert Jackson

SWAN QUARTER - Elbert Jackson SWINDELL, 89, a Hyde County native and resident of Meadowview Assisted Living in Smithfield, died Wednesday, September 15, at Johnston County Memorial Hospital in Smithfield.  Born November 6, 1914, he was the son of the late Henry Lucas and Sara Etta Spencer Swindell.  He served in the Merchant Marines between 1938-1944 as a marine engineer first assistant.  He spent his working years with General Services Administration in Washington, D.C. beginning in 1949 and retired in 1974.  He returned to North Carolina from Arlington, Va. in 2002 to be near his nephew and niece, Allen Wahab and Annette Wahab, and had resided at Meadowview for about a year.  He was married to the former Fern Alta Fox who preceded him in death.  He was a member of the Soule United Methodist Church in Swan Quarter.  A kind-hearted, witty and gentle man, he was loved for the inspiration that he gave his family.  He was the last survivor of 9 sons and 3 daughters who grew up near Swan Quarter.  Surviving are a step-son, Danny Higgins of Edgewater, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Soule United Methodist Church.  Pastor Ken Davenport and Steve Bryan officiated.  Burial followed in the family plot at Soule Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 19, 2004; pg. 10A)

SWINDELL, Eleanor Wheeler

Eleanor Ruth Wheeler Swindell, 76, of 1859 N. C. Highway 45, Swan Quarter, died Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Virginia, December 22, 1932, she was the daughter of the late William W. and Rosa Belle Snoddy Wheeler.  She was married to Edmond Wade Swindell who preceded her in death.  She worked as a secretary with the Soil Conservation office for 22 years and prepared income tax forms from her home for many years. She was a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery.  Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are four sons, William Edmond Swindell of the Ponzer community, Richard Wade Swindell and wife, Betty P. of Williamston, Anthony Haven Swindell and wife, Linda  and Christopher Otis Swindell and wife, Clea of Swan Quarter; a daughter, Mary Amelia Midyette of the Sladesville Community and her friend, Al Gurganus; three brothers, William W. Wheeler, Jr. and  Walter Fletcher “Buddy” Wheeler of Manteo and Aubrey Wheeler of Swan Quarter; five sisters, Ella Mae Lupton of Myrtle Beach, SC, Dorothy W. Cahoon of Manteo, Marjorie W. Alexander of Asheville, Evelyn W. Wise, Joyce W. Carawan and Marian W. Carawan all of Swan Quarter; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters Alice Jean W. O’Neal and Doris W. Jernigan.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Friday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p. m.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 15, 2009; pg. 10A)

SWINDELL, Eunice Blake

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Eunice Blake SWINDELL, 83, died Wednesday morning, November 20, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven following a brief illness. Born in Fairfield December 31, 1912, she was the daughter of the late James Mathias and Elvira Jones Blake. She was married to John Hadley Weston who died in 1949. Following his death, she was later married to Palmer Swindell who died in 1972. She was a member of Middletown Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. Rev. Albert Stuck and Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Surviving are two daughters: Barbara W. Meekins and Wanda W. Jennette, both of Engelhard; a sister, Louise B. Spencer of Plymouth; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Swindell was preceded in death by a son, Richard Ray Weston in 1950. Bryan Funeral Service was in charge. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November, 21, 1996; pg. 2A)

SWINDELL, Evelyn Watson

ENGELHARD - Evelyn Watson SWINDELL, 84, died Thursday, August 20, at the home of her daughter in Moncure. Born in Hyde County on December 8, 1913, she was the daughter of the late John Carlton and Ina Gray Ballance Watson. She was the widow of Charlie Edward Swindell who died in 1985. Long active in the Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church in the Nebraska community, she was Sunday School teacher and superintendent for more than 30 years and also sang in the choir. Surviving are a daughter, Charlene S. Jeffries of Moncure; two sisters: Grace W. McKinney of Engelhard and Louise Whitehead of Elizabeth City; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. L. Ray Sparrow and Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery. Visitation was to be at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday night. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 23, 1998; pg. 14A)

SWINDELL, Fannie Elizabeth

MANTEO - Mrs. Fannie Elizabeth SWINDELL, a native of Engelhard and wife of W.J. Swindell of Manteo, died after a long illness, Tuesday at 12:20 a.m. at her home. She had resided at Manteo for 13 years and was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Nancy Berry Swindell of Hyde County. She was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church. Surviving besides her husband is a son, W.C. Swindell of Manteo; a daughter, Mrs. Olive Bateman of Great Bridge, Va.; and 5 grandchildren. Also two brothers: William Swindell of Washington, N.C. and Alvin Swindell of Engelhard. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Manteo Baptist Church and burial was in Manteo Cemetery. A quartet consisting of Mrs. Napier, Mrs. Naomi Wescott, Sheriff Cahoon and Mrs. Leo Midgett sang "My Faith Looks Up to Thee" and "Face to Face". Mrs. W.R. Pearce accompanied at the organ. Pallbearers were Frank Cahoon, Andrew Tillett, Bob Smith, Roland Sawyer, Ray Jones, and Henry Parker. (The Coastland Times - Friday, March 25, 1955; pg. 1)

SWINDELL, Florence Clarke

RALEIGH - Florence Clarke SWINDELL, 90, of Cowper Dr., died Monday, April 1. Mrs. Swindell was born in Hyde County in January 1906 and was the daughter of the late Seth Gibbs and Laura Nicholson Tankard Clarke. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. James Elliott Swindell. Mrs. Swindell was a member of the Altar Guild of the Church of the Good Shepherd and a member of DAR. Surviving are two daughters: Florence Swindell Mitchell of St. Augustine, Fla. and Camille Swindell Arrington of Raleigh; two sons: James Elliott Swindell and Charles A. Swindell, both of Raleigh; one sister, Camille Blount Clarke of Greenville; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park. Brown-Wynne Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 4, 1996; pg. 10A)

SWINDELL, Gene Austin

SWAN QUARTER - Gene Austin SWINDELL, 62, of Route 1, Swan Quarter, died Tuesday night, April 29, in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. Born in Swan Quarter February 20, 1935, he was the son of Marjorie Midyette Swindell of Engelhard and the late Melvin Massey Swindell. He was educated in Hyde County schools, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduated from Atlantic Christian College in 1958 with a degree in business administration. He was a charter member of Iota chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity where he remained active through the years. Residing in Baltimore, Maryland for a number of years, he worked with a wholesale distributor for Armstrong floor coverings, worked as a salesman traveling on the Eastern Shore of the Delaware and Virginia area. He was later promoted to Hampton/Newport News area with the company. In the late 1960's he accepted a position with Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. as an estate planner for 10 years and later owned and operated his own insurance agency for 3 years. He later designed and managed a purchasing, shipping, receiving and packaging business in Norfolk to provide computer parts for ships with U.S. Navy, and in 1985 he returned to Hyde County and worked with the N.C. DOT until his retiring on disability in 1996. A long active Methodist, he was a member of Soule United Methodist Church. During the years in Virginia, he was active in Bethany United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years. He was also a Mason, member of St. Tammany Lodge #5 in Hampton, Va., and the Order of the Eastern Star, Hyde Chapter #213 in Engelhard. Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Gregory Alan Swindell, a U.S. Navy pilot stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt in Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Jeanne Allison S. Wilson of Chesapeake, Va.; their mother, Ruth H. Swindell of Newport News, Va.; a brother, Roger Swindell of Swan Quarter; a sister, Gloria S. Lowe of Wilmington; 2 grandsons: Ryan and Spencer; 2 aunts: Evelyn S. Dixon and Mildred S. Askew, both of Swan Quarter. A sister, Sybil C. Swindell, preceded him in death this year. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Soule Methodist Church. Rev. Chris Humphreys and Rev. L. Ray Sparrow will officiate. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Roger Swindell in Swan Quarter. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 1, 1997; pg. 10A)

SWINDELL, Herbert

LAKE FOREST - Little Herbert SWINDELL, son of H.H. and Sarah Swindell of Lake Forest, Hyde County, N.C., was born July 18th, 1891 [should be 1893], died Sept. 27th, 1893. Few and brief were the days of his sweet life. Earth is poorer, but Heaven has gained another jewel. Weep not dear parents. Your loved one, on the next day, was joined by his little cousin, Mary Ada; they are both safe in the arms of Jesus by and by there will be a happy reunion where all tears shall be wiped away by Him who "doeth all things well." [signed: J.H.M. Giles] (Unknown newspaper - 1893) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md. who states James H.M. Giles was a Methodist minister of the N.C. Conference. He was the son of William W. Giles and Sallie Berry. Mr. Giles' place was near Swindell Fork towards Lake Comfort. Who was Mary Ada?]

SWINDELL, Helen Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Helen Gibbs SWINDELL, 87, of Rt. #1, Engelhard and a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Aug. 5 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late C. Leo and Dora Cox Gibbs. She was the widow of Joseph G. Swindell. Mrs. Swindell graduated from the former Lake Landing High School and East Carolina Teacher's College (now East Carolina University). She taught in Beaufort County Schools, the former Engelhard High School and former Lake Landing High School, and retired after 35 years of service after teaching at Mattamuskeet School for several years. She was a member of the North Carolina Retired School Personnel Association and the National Education Association. She was a member of Engelhard United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women, and was honored by the Engelhard Rotary Club when designated as a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary Clubs International. Surviving are a sister, Claudine G. Cahoon of Rt. 1, Engelhard, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday in Amity United Methodist Church with the Revs. Gladys Wiliford and James Davenport officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Tomlinson, Hwy, 264, Engelhard. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 9, 1992)

SWINDELL, Janie Cutrell

SWAN QUARTER -  Janie Cutrell Swindell, 97, of the Swindell Fork Community, Swan Quarter, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at her home.  Born Nov. 17, 1913, in Hyde County, Mrs. Swindell was the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Annie N. Cutrell. She was  preceded in death by her husband, John H. Swindell in 1996; and great-grandson, Jake Griffin in 2004.  She is survived by two daughters, Patricia S. Griffin and her husband Bill, of Elizabeth City, and Lucinda S. Bordeaux and her husband, Floyd, of Roanoke Rapids; four grandchildren, Mark Griffin and his wife, Susan, Carol Griffin Flowers and her husband, Danny, Sara Bordeaux Hunter and her husband, Brandon, and Rachel Bordeaux Ashby; her great-grandchildren, Kristen and Cassidy Flowers, Carlton Ashby, Hayes Victoria Hunter, and Colton, Cannon and Kate Griffin.  A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19, at Soule United Methodist Church, with Mr. Steve Bryan officiating. There will be a private burial in Soule Cemetery. The family will greet visitors in the Berry Fellowship Hall at the church following the service.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling the arrangements.  (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald - Saturday, December 18, 2010)

A TRIBUTE TO JANIE C. SWINDELL from the Soule Church newsletter - We celebrate the memory this week of a real pillar of Soule United Methodist Church and the Swindell Fork Community of Hyde County.  Janie Cutrell Swindell was born in Fairfield and later was married to the love of her life, John Harold Swindell who preceded her in death.  She worked as a secretary and served as the Register of Deeds during World War II.   Later, as John Harold was engaged in farming, Janie joined him in the family business and served as his bookkeeper and correspondence secretary.  She was active in Order of the Eastern Star, Home Demonstration Club work and spent an abundant part of her time in Soule Church where she was a member of Ladies Aide Society and the United Methodist Women.  The church was an integral part of their life through the years.   I particularly enjoyed sharing many Sunday evenings with “Miss Janie” when she came to our church suppers in the years prior to her confinement due to her failing health.  She had a special reputation for her lemon meringue pies and macaroni and cheese.  She was a person who experienced the finest of care and her many caregivers served in that capacity since 2006.  Several of them were among us on Sunday as we celebrated her life.  Annie and Della sang two beautiful songs at the end of the service.  Her daughters, Patricia and Lucinda brought together a collection of memoirs which were placed on a table in the front of the sanctuary which served as a reminder of the highlights of her life.  I recognized her hat she used to wear and the old license plate that bore the name WINGTIP which was the name of the farm and John Harold’s nickname.  Janie Swindell was a stately lady who always brought grace and dignity wherever she was.  In the many years of Lion’s Club work, she was often accompanying John Harold and she always dearly loved the fellowship of that group.  We will always be blessed to remember a person who gave of herself in a quiet and unassuming way.  Her sons-in-law both spoke at the funeral on Sunday of how much their mother-in-law meant to them.  She loved her family and always enjoyed even her great-grandchildren when she was able to visit and receive them into her presence.  So, we commend Janie’s spirit to God  who gave it and we once again say,  Thank you, Lord, for sharing this life with us.  Many are the lessons that will be left behind.  /s/ Steve Bryan

SWINDELL, Janie Elizabeth Armstrong

FAIRFIELD - Janie Elizabeth Armstrong SWINDELL, 71, of Route 1, died Sunday morning, January 4, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on July 19, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Nelson and Hattie Gibbs Armstrong. She made her home in Richmond for a number of years and returned to Hyde County in 1983. She was the widow of Roy Swain Swindell who died April 1, 1993. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the family plot in the Gibbs family cemetery on the Fairfield-Engelhard Road. James S. Jones will officiate. Surviving are a daughter, Portia S. Gibbs of Fairfield; two brothers: Alvin Armstrong of Tarboro, and Elwood Armstrong of Pensacola, Florida; 2 grandchildren. Mrs. Swindell was also preceded in death by a sister, Cora Armstrong Spring. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 6, 1998; pg. 10A)

SWINDELL, JR., John Harold

SWAN QUARTER - John Harold SWINDELL, JR., 83, of the Swindell Fork community, died Sunday, March 31, at Cross Creek Health Care Center. Born in Hyde County on February 24, 1913, he was the son of the late J. Harry and Mary Atkinson Swindell. He was a retired farmer and operator of Wing Tip Farm. He was a Mason and Past master of Atlantic Lodge #294, AF & AM; served two terms on the N.C. Seashore Advisory Board; was former chairman of the Hyde County Democratic Party and also served on the state Democratic Executive Committee. Mr. Swindell was a charter member and first president of Hyde County Wildlife Chapter. He was past president of Hyde County Farm Bureau and served on the board of directors of Production Credit Association for eight years. He was a charter member of Swan Quarter Lions Club and was a Lion for 55 years. He was an organizing member of Mattamuskeet Guide Association and served as the first president. He attended Duke University. Surviving are his wife, Janie Cutrell Swindell; two daughters: Patricia S. Griffin of Elizabeth City and Lucinda S. Bordeaux of Roanoke Rapids; a brother, Russell A. Swindell of Cary; a sister, Mary Louise S. McGee of Swan Quarter; a foster sister, Hazel Asby Lane of Henderson; 4 grandchildren: Mark Griffin of Boca Raton, Fla., Carol G. Flowers of Elizabeth City, Sara Bordeaux of Raleigh, and Rachel Bordeaux of Roanoke Rapids; a great-grandchild, Kristen Flowers of Elizabeth City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Soule United Methodist Church. The Rev. Chris Humphries and the Rev. Roger Paxton will officiate. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery. Bryan Funeral service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 2, 1996)

SWINDELL, SR., John Harold "Harry"
The Coastland Times - February 1, 1979; pg 8

SWINDELL, Kenneth Monroe "Shorty"

FAIRFIELD - Kenneth Monroe "Shorty" SWINDELL, 84, died Wednesday, December 27 at Plumblee Nursing Center in Plymouth. Born in Hyde County on August 18, 1916, he was the son of the late Cecil and Nina Caffee Swindell. A veteran of World War II, he received the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He was married to the former Bonnie Kimery who died in 1984. He owned and operated Shorty's Cricket Farm and Sporting Goods in Burlington prior to his retirement and moved back to Hyde County in 1983. Surviving are four brothers: C. Thomas Swindell of Suffolk, Va., Jesse C. Swindell of Rocky Mount, John L. Swindell of Belhaven and George C. Swindell of Chocowinity; four sisters: Kathryn C. Cahoon, Nan S. Parks, Celia G. Swindell and Evelyn S. Sadler, all ofSwan Quarter. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30 at the graveside in Alamance Memorial Park in Burlington. Steve Bryan will officiate. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 31, 2000; pg. 12A)

SWINDELL, Lillie Burrus

ENGELHARD - Lillie Burrus Hooker SWINDELL, 100, of Goshen Road in Engelhard, died Monday, Febaury 14 at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter following a long illness. Born in Hyde County, August 6, 1899, she was the daughter of the late Andrew P. and Sophia McKinney Burrus. She was the widow of Walter M. Hooker, Jr. who died in 1934. She was later married to Thomas Franklin Swindell who died in 1985. Surviving are two sons: Andrew Allen Hooker of Waynesboro, Va. and franklin Swindell of Engelhard; a daughter, Delia C. Limerick of Cincinnati, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Swindell was preceded in death by a son, Latney B. Hooker in 1984. Funeral arrangements are pending due to weather conditions and will be announced by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000; pg. 12A)

SWINDELL, Lillie Mae Sadler Berry

SWAN QUARTER - Lillie Mae Sadler Berry SWINDELL, 86, of Swan Quarter, died Dec. 23 in Beaufort County Memorial Hospital. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Betsy Ann Cartwright Sadler. She was a member of the Providence Methodist Church. She was first married to Carlos Randolph Berry, Sr. who died in 1952 and she was later married to Elmo Swindell who is now deceased. She is survived by a son, Richard Duree Berry of Washington, N.C.; a step-son, Carlos R. Berry, Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; a step-daughter, Lenora B. Lupton of Havelock; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home in Swan Quarter with the Rev. Bobby Jordan and Phil Emmert officiating. Burial was in Soule cemetery. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 28, 1989; pg. 6A)

SWINDELL, Louella O'Neal

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Louella O'Neal SWINDELL, 92, died early Monday in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of the New Holland community in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo and Dixie Credle O'Neal and the widow of Metrah Harvey Swindell who died in 1972. She had also been preceded in death by a son, Metrah Blair Swindell. A former postmaster of Swan Quarter from 1933-1963, she was a charter member of the N.C. Postmasters Association and a former vice-president; a charter member of the Swan Quarter Women's Club, chairman of the committee which formed the George Library, charter member of Swan Quarter Chapter #232 Order of the Eastern Star, and a former Worthy Matron, a charter member of the Greenville Chapter of White Shrine, a charter member of the Southern Albemarle Association, a charter member of the Swan Quarter Chapter of Rebekahs, first president of Hyde County March of Dimes, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Pungo District Hospital, charter member of Hyde Rural Health Association, recipient of the Governor's Volunteer for Public Service in 1981, recruited for Lifeline, and was a lifelong Democrat. Surviving are a son, Hal Gray Swindell of Swan Quarter; two daughters: Mrs. Mary Lou Harris of Fairfield and Mrs. Mazie Hildebrand of Valdese; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church by Rev. Gary Fulton, Rev. Robert South and Rev. Bobby Jordan. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 22, 1990; pg. 9A)

SWINDELL, Mrs. Mable (Swindell)

GREENVILLE - Mrs. Mable S. Swindell, widow of Theron C. Swindell, died Saturday in Beaufort County Hospital. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Jim Bailey, her pastor, and the Rev. Ralph Messick, pastor of Hooker Memorial Christian Church. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Swindell, a native of Hyde County, has been a resident of Greenville since 1928. She was a member of Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Lucille S. Jones, Mrs. J. Frank Craft (Julia Campbell), both of Greenville. Mrs. Edwin Guirkins (Erma Rosalyn) of New Bern, Mrs. John Daley (Lois Francis) of Clinton, a brother, Edward F. Swindell of Raleigh, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. (The Daily Reflector - May 19, 1979) [Kindly submitted by grandson, Robert K. "Bob" Williams]  NOTE: Tombstone inscription states date of birth as Dec. 3, 1888 and date of death as May 9, 1981.  Pitt Co. death certificate Book 66, page 335 also indicates death date as May 9, 1981.]

SWINDELL, Margaret Elizabeth Whitfield

SWAN QUARTER - Margaret Elizabeth Whitfield SWINDELL, 75, died Sunday night, February 16, 2003 in the emergency room at Pungo District Hospital.  Born in Pitt County on November 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late James Heywood and Nettie Briley Whitfield.  She was known as a good neighbor who paid special attention to the older people in the community, was a life-long Episcopalian and a member of the Former Calvary Episcopal Church in Swan Quarter.  She enjoyed singing in the Hyde County Choir for several years when they presented annual cantatas and was an active Democrat.  She was a great supporter of the activities of Atlantic Lodge #294 AF&AM.  Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Hal Gray Swindell, Sr.; a son, Hal Gray Swindell, Jr. of Washington; a daughter, Mazie Swindell Smith and her husband Dan of Wendell; a grandson, Hunter Smith, a student at NC Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Lou Swindell Harris of Fairfield.  She was preceded in death by four brothers: Horace, Fred, Carl and James Whitfield.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery.  Steve Bryan and the Rev. Ira Smith will officiate.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 18, 2003; pg. 11A)

SWINDELL, Marjorie Midyette

Marjorie Midyette Swindell, 92, of Engelhard, died Monday, June 8, 2009 at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter.  Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at Bryan Funeral Service , Swan Quarter,   Private burial will follow in Amity United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lake Landing.  The body will lie in state until the hour of the funeral at the funeral home.  Born in Hyde County, Ms. Swindell was the daughter of the late Little Samuel Midyette and Lucy Spencer Midyette.  She was educated in the Hyde County schools and served as Clerk and Deputy Clerk of Superior Court of Hyde County along with her late husband, Melvin M. Swindell, for fifteen years.  She was a member of the Soule United Methodist Church and later of Amity United Methodist Church.  Survivors include a son, Roger Swindell of Hyde County and a daughter, Gloria S. Lowe of Wilmington; seven grandchildren, two of which are deceased.  She was preceded in death by husband, Melvin M. Swindell, a son, Gene A. Swindell and a daughter, Sybil C. Swindell.  The family will receive friends at Soule United Methodist Church following services from 4:45 p. m. to 6:30 p.m.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, June 10, 2009)

SWINDELL, Mary Midyette

ENGELHARD - Mary Midyette SWINDELL, 78, of Rt. #1, died at her home on August 28. Born August 24, 1917 to the late Lula Mae Satterthwaite and Riley Murray Midyette. She married Marion Jerome Swindell on October 14, 1945, who survives. She was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church. Surviving with her husband is a daughter, Elaine S. Selby of Engelhard; a son, Wayne Swindell of Winterville; and 5 grandchildren. Two brothers, Beamon Midyette and Leslie Midyette, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in the Fulford Cemetery. The pastor, Albert Stuck, officiated. Arrangements were by Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 31, 1995; pg. 8A)

SWINDELL, Mrs. Matilda Ann

Died on the 18th ult. in Hyde County after a painful and lingering illness of pulmonary consumption which she bore with patience and fortitude, Mrs. Matilda Ann SWINDELL, consort of Albin Swindell, Esq., aged 31 years. (The Union - Friday, July 13, 1832; pg. 3; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

SWINDELL, Minnie

FAIRFIELD NATIVE PASSES MARCH 23 - Mrs. Minnie Swindell, 81, died in Tayloe Hospital March 23 following an accident in which she suffered a broken hip. She was a member of the Methodist church. Mrs. Swindell had made her home for the last several years with Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Blake. Surviving are one brother, Ike Gibbs of Swan Quarter; and one daughter, Mrs. H.L. Shaw of Suffolk, Va.; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Blake by the Rev. D.M. Lewis at 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon. Interment was in Fairfield Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 6, 1951; pg. 5)

SWINDELL, Rachel Lea

Miss Rachel Lea SWINDELL, 87, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, and formerly of 650 E. Main St., Belhaven, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at Cross Creek.  A funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, Belhaven, with the Rev. James Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery.  Miss Swindell was born in Hyde County on March 8, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Lumas and Nita Gilliam Swindell. She was educated in Hyde County. She began work early with the late Mary Elizabeth Bell, helping her in her guest home. After Mrs. Bell’s death, she became the principal resident of the home. She was among the oldest members of St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a lifelong usher.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews living in North Carolina and New York.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph Swindell, Tommy Swindell and Alphonso Swindell and one sister, Pecola Swindell.  A gathering for family and friends is being hosted Friday and Saturday by Jesse and Gloria Swindell Rogers and Mr. and Mrs. Doug Barnes at 320 W. Pantego St., Belhaven.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, November 7, 2007)

SWINDELL, Ray Warren

NORFOLK, VA - Ray "Warren" Swindell, born in Scranton, NC in the County of Hyde, passed away on October 1, 2012.  He was an Army veteran that served during the Korean Conflict.  He later retired from the Naval Air Station Norfolk in 1984.  Warren had many interests and talents; namely, traveling, camping, playing the guitar and was even a country music singer.   He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Letha Bull and her husband Scott; 2 step-sons, Tom and Tim Lewis; his grandchildren, Shannon Gaytan and his wife, Jenny, Stephen and Jessie Lewis, and Skyler Chissell; 3 great-grandchildren, Madasyn, Gavin, and Ava; brother, Billie Swindell; and sister, Iris Jackson.  A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, October 8, at Rosewood Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 6pm at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, October 5, 2012)

SWINDELL, Roy Swain

FAIRFIELD - Roy Swain SWINDELL, 65, of Route 1, Fairfield, died Thursday in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, N.C. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of the late Marvin and Georgia Carawan Swindell. Mr. Swindell lived and worked in Richmond, Va. for 30 years with Peck Iron and Metal. He returned to Hyde County in 1983 where he worked with the U.S. Department of Interior as a heavy duty mobile mechanic at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge until his retirement in January of this year. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and Atlantic Lodge #294, AF & AM, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Janie Armstrong Swindell; a daughter, Portian S. Gibbs of Fairfield, a sister, Sandra S. Soltz of Port St. Lucie, Florida; two brothers, William Jay Swindell and Arlen Swindell, both of Swan Quarter; and 1 grandchild. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 4, 1993; pg. 10A)

SWINDELL, Russell A.
The Coastland Times - March 6, 1997; pg. 5B

SWINDELL, Sally A.

SWAN QUARTER - Departed this life at Swan Quarter in Hyde County on the 14th ulto., Mrs. Sally A. SWINDELL. She was familiarly known as "Mother Swindell" and by her kindly and motherly disposition endeared herself to all who knew her. She was 75 years old. (The Economist-Falcon - Friday, February 2, 1894; pg. 3)

SWINDELL, Sybil Claire

ENGELHARD - Sybil Claire SWINDELL, 58, died Friday, January 10, at her home. Born in Hyde County, she was the daughter of Marjorie Midyette Swindell and the late Melvin Massey Swindell. She was educated in the Hyde County schools, East Carolina University, and taught gifted students in Baltimore, Md. for a number of years before returning to Hyde County in the late 1970's. She later taught at Pungo Christian Academy. Mrs. Swindell was a member of the United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star and White Shrine. Surviving are her mother, Marjorie Midyette Swindell of the home; two brothers: Gene Austin Swindell and Roger Swindell of Swan Quarter; a sister, Gloria S. Lowe of Wilmington; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, January 13, in Amity United Methodist Church in Lake Landing with the Rev. L.R. Sparrow officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 14, 1997; pg. 5A)

SWINDELL, Theron Cleveland

GREENVILLE - Theron Cleveland SWINDELL, 58, died at his home here at 804 Ward Street at 8 o'clock Saturday night following a critical illness of three weeks. Funeral services will be conducted at the home, 5:30 Sunday by the Rev. G.W. Perry, pastor of the Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Swindell was born the son of Thomas and Lyda Spencer Swindell, and was raised in Hyde County. He was married to Babel Lura Swindell of Swan Quarter on December 18, 1907. He served as sheriff of Hyde County for a number of years, and moved in 1928 to Greenville where he has been in the grocery business. Surviving are his wife; a son, Walter Branch Swindell of the U.S. Army; four daughters: Irma Rosalyn Swindell, Fayetteville; Mrs. Robert K. Williams (Julia Campbell) and Mrs. George B. Jones (Lucille), both of Greenville, and Mrs. John M. Daley, Jr. (Lois Francis) of Kinston. Also surviving are three grandchildren, two sisters: Mrs. Z.T. Benson (Martha) of Norfolk, and Mrs. W.G. Cahoon (Irma Rosalyn) of New Holland, and a brother, Cecil B. Swindell of New Holland. (The Daily Reflector; July 4, 1942) [Kindly submitted by grandson, Robert K. "Bob" Williams]

SWINDELL, Mrs. W. [William] B. [Benners]

Mrs. W.B. SWINDELL of Swan Quarter , formerly Miss Ebbie Wilkinson, died on the 22nd inst. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, December 4, 1890; pg. 2; column 1) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]  [In Memory Of states that Ebbie Swindell was born in Wilmington, N.C. on October 13, 1856 and died November 23, 1890. She is buried in Amity Methodist Church Cemetery.]

SWINDELL, William Durant

FAIRFIELD - William Durant SWINDELL, 87, died Tuesday, February 23 at Heritage Hospital in Tarboro. Born in Hyde County May 29, 1911, he was the son of the late Thomas Franklin and Rebecca Murray Swindell. He served in the armed forces and spent most of his working years in New York City where he retired as accounts executive with Sunkist Corporation. He returned to his beloved Fairfield to reside in his homeplace, and was very active in church, civic and community affairs, often providing assistance with music either vocal or accompaniment. He was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church. He had spent these last three years living near or with family members in Raleigh and Hobgood. While in Raleigh, he lived in Country Club Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Swindell family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. The Rev. Lon Miller and Steve Bryan will officiate. Surviving are a sister, Catherine Murray Bigelow of Sebastian, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Frank Swindell, Leon Swindell and Lennox Swindell; and five sisters: Elizabeth Mann, Murray Mann, Rebecca Swindell, Margaret Gill and Inez Dodd. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter had charge. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 25, 1999; pg. 8A)

SWINDELL, William Jabin

SWAN QUARTER - Mr. William Jabin "Jay" SWINDELL, 71, of Swan Quarter, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Cross Creek Health Care Center.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery with the Rev. Valerie Ballance and Steve Bryan officiating.  Survivors include one sister, Sandra S. Soltz of Kill Devil Hills; one brother, Arlen Swindell of Swan Quarter; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Ann Swindell in 1943; and a brother, Roy S. Swindell in 1993.  Mr. Swindell was born in Hyde County May 17, 1932, to the late Marvin Albert and Georgie Carawan Swindell. He was an avid sportsman and lover of sports. He was an Army veteran and served in the Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. His working years were spent sharing the work of the family farm with his family. He was a member of Soule United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arlen Swindell, 18674 U.S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter. The body will lie in state at Bryan Funeral Service until being moved for the funeral on Monday.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, January 18, 2004)

SWOOPE, Peggy Gibbs

NORFOLK - Peggy Gibbs SWOOPE, 61, of the 1100 block of Trestman Ave. died Sept. 1, 1996, at her residence. Born in Swan Quarter, N.C., she was the widow of George C. Swoope Sr. She was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church for over 30 years. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Swoope Duncan of Virginia Beach; four sons, George C. Swoope Jr., David L. Swoope, both of Virginia Beach, Charles L. Swoope, Mark L. Swoope, both of Chesapeake; three sisters, Gladys Harris, Diantha Sawyer, both of Chesapeake, Margie Bowen of Swan Quarter; four brothers, Balford Gibbs, Alfred Gibbs, both of Chesapeake, Raymond Gibbs of Gibbs Co., N.C., Bradley Gibbs of Crystal Springs, Fla.; eight grandchildren, John M. Duncan Jr., Stacy L. Duncan, George R. Duncan, Joshua D. Swoope, James L. Swoope, all of Virginia Beach, Angela M. Swoope, Matthew C. Swoope and Corbin L. Swoope, all of Chesapeake. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by Pastor Robert E. Hobson Jr. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will be at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to Comfort Care Hospice c/o Chesapeake General Hospital. (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, September 3, 1996; pg. 4B)

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