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WAHAB, Charles Edmond

SWAN QUARTER - Funeral services for Charles Edmond WAHAB, a well-known and highly respected resident of Hyde County, who died January 6th in a Concord nursing home, were held at Calvary Episcopal Church in Swan Quarter Saturday. He was born September 28, 1877, son of the late James Howard Wahab and Emma Smith Wahab, and was a life-long resident of Hyde County. Rev. J.N. Bynum of Battleboro officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery in Currituck. Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. D.D. Topping of Pantego, Mrs. Thomas W. Cahoon of Swan Quarter, Mrs. James W. Barkley of Rocky Mounty and Mrs. Robert E. Tunnell of Greenville; three sons: Job H. Wahab and Charles E. Jr. of Warsaw, N.C. and Captain Thomas W. Wahab of the USAF, presently stationed at Columbus, Ohio; two sisters: Mrs. Carl Wilson of Belhaven and Mrs. Herbert Rittenhouse of New Haven, Conn.; two brothers: H.W. Wahab of Belhaven and W.W. Wahab of Scranton; and several grandchildren. (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 8, 1954; pg. 4)

WAHAB, SR., Harry Leigh

BELHAVEN - H. Leigh WAHAB, SR., 87, a resident of Water St. in Belhaven and more recently of the Cross Creek Health Care Facility at Swan Quarter, died there Friday, June 21.  Born in the Belhaven community of Beaufort County on July 9, 1914, he was the son of the late Harry Wilson Wahab and Ora Credle Wahab.  Mr. Wahab was employed as a postal clerk with the U.S. Postal Service until an accident 50 years ago rendered him disabled.  He was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church and had served as the church treasurer.  Surviving are his wife, Lyndell Marriner Wahab of the home; two sons: Harry Leigh Wahab, Jr. and wife Janice of the Scranton community of Hyde County and George Michael Wahab and wife Mary Ellen of Belhaven; two grandchildren: John Cole Wahab of Scranton and Brett Leigh Harris and husband Mike of Roxboro; and a sister, Sarah Wahab Moore of the Cypress Glen community of Greenville.  A graveside service was held at the family plot in the Belhaven Community Cemetery on Sunday, June 23, conducted by Father Jim Lupton and the Rev. Mike Isbell.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Wahab family.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 25, 2002; pg. 12A)

WAHAB, Henry Wilson

HYDE COUNTY - Henry W. WAHAB, long a prominent citizen of Hyde County, departed this life at his residence in Makelyville on the 4th inst. He was noted for enterprise, energy, public spirit and sterling Democracy. (The Economist (Elizabeth City) - Friday, January 17, 1896)

In Memoriam - Henry Wilson WAHAB, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. Hill, in Makelyville, N.C. on January 4 at 1 o'clock a.m., aged 53 years. He had been in feeble health for more than a year. He was born on the island of Ocracoke and became a man of affairs, conducting a large mercantile business, and was the owner of several vessels and one of the largest planters in Eastern Carolina. He was elected Tresurer of Hyde County. (Washington Gazette - Thursday, January 9, 1896; pg. 2; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

WAHAB, Lois Anne Howard

OCRACOKE - Lois Anne Howard WAHAB, age 79, of Salem, VA, formerly of Ocracoke, NC, died on Saturday, March 27, 2004 at her residence in Virginia. A native of Hyde County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Stacy Wilson and Elizabeth Evan Ballance Howard, and was the widow of Archie T. Wahab. She was a housewife, and a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Wahab is survived by, one daughter Virginia Daulton of Salem, VA; two sons, Roy Wahab of Chesapeake, VA, and Perry Wahab of Milwaukee, WI; one sister Blanche Jolliff of Ocracoke, NC; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 11:00 AM, in Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Kanode officiating. Burial will follow in the Howard Family Cemetery in Ocracoke. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the church.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, March 30, 2004)

WAHAB, Myra Edwards

OCRACOKE - Myra Edwards WAHAB, 98, died Tuesday, March 26 at her residence. Mrs. Wahab was born in Makleyville, grew up in Belhaven and was a graduate of Flora McDonald College. She was a radiologic technologist and the first laboratory technician and also taught at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. She was the daughter of the late James Nathaniel and Lidie Bradley Wahab Edwards and the widow of the late Robert Stanley Wahab. Mrs. Wahab is survived by a step-daughter, Lillian Wahab of Virginia Beach, Va.; two step-grandchildren: Robert Stanley Wahab, III and William Wahab. A graveside service will be held in the Howard Wahab Cemetery at Ocracoke on Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joyce Reynolds officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 28, 2002; pg. 12A)

WAITS, Millicent Jennette

Millicent Jennette Waits, died peacefully in her home on June 17, 2012 at the age of 102.  She was the daughter of Jones Samuel Jennette and Lillie Belle Mann. She was married to U.S. Air Force Major Joseph Alexander Waits of Gainesville, Florida who preceded her in death.  Millicent is survived by her children Judy Mann Waits, William Harvey Waits and wife Andrea, Jennette Waits English son in-law Thomas English. Granddaughter, Bonnie Jo Waits and great-granddaughter, Stormy Madison Heroux.  Her daughter, Bonnie Jo Waits preceded her in death.  Millicent enjoyed tours of duty with her husband in Japan, Alaska, Illinois, Louisiana, Florida and North Carolina.  After her husband's retirement they settled in Lake Landing, N.C. in her ancestral home built in 1808.  Millicent was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church in Lake Landing, N.C. she served as Senior Warden and President of the church women. She was secretary of the church cemetery for twenty years and received a commendation from the Bishop of the diocese in appreciation.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery on Wednesday June 20, 2012.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service Swan Quarter.  (ryan Funeral Service)

WALLACE, Leona Bowden

Mrs. Leona Bowden “Nana” Wallace, 85, of Hollis, N.Y., and formerly of Hyde County, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Queens, N.Y.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard, with minister Wallace Selby officiating. Burial will follow in Bowden family cemetery.  Mrs. Wallace was born in Hyde County on July 26, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Richard D. and Mary Spencer Bowden. She attended the Hyde County Schools. She was married to Edward S. Wallace, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard.  Survivors include two daughters, Robin Wallace of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Diann Terry of Georgia; one son, Willie Wallace of Hollis, N.Y.; one sister, Eara Canady of Hollis, N.Y.; one brother, Willie Lee Bowden of Brooklyn, N.Y., and four grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by several siblings.  A wake will be held at noon Saturday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard, and other times at the home of Collin Bowden, Rt. 1, Box 109, Lake Swamp Road, Engelhard.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Seventh St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, June 13, 2008)

WALLER, Eva Rella Williams

OCRACOKE - Eva Rella Williams Waller, 88, of Ocracoke died Thursday, September 23, 2010 in Swan Quarter, NC. Born in Ocracoke, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Brittina Williams and was the widow of Rudolph K. Waller.  Mrs. Waller is survived by a daughter, Kay Brelig of Ocracoke; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Ray T. Waller; three sisters, Nina Williams, Maude Garrish, and Vera Ballance; and a brother, Jones M. Williams.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Laura Stern.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

WALLER, Ray Thomas

OCRACOKE, NC - Ray Thomas Waller, 67, of Ocracoke, NC died Monday, August 20, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Waller, a native of Ocracoke, was a retired Maintenance man with the National Park Service and a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was Chairman of the Hyde County Democratic Party and, as a child, was a member of the only Mounted Boy Scout Troop of Ocracoke. He was the son of Eva Williams Waller of Ocracoke and the late Rudolph Waller. Besides his mother, Mr. Waller is survived by his wife, Lynette Ballance Waller of the residence; a daughter, Peggy Sue Simmons of Virginia Beach, VA; four sons, Ray Thomas Waller, Jr. of Ocracoke, NC; Ivan Rudolph Waller of Tacoma, WA; Robert Charles Waller and Christopher Robin Waller, both of Ocracoke, NC; a sister, Julia Kay Brelig of Ocracoke, NC; eight grandchildren, Brandon Grevstad, Kristlle Grevstad, Tonya Waller, Jessica Waller, Robert Alex Fulcher, Chelsea Lynn Simmons, Kirsten Renee Simmons, and Haley Joanna Simmons; two great-grandchildren, Julian Grevstad and Dakota Grevstad.  Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 11:00 am with Rev. Joyce Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Ballance Family Cemetery, Ocracoke. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times -  Thursday, August 23, 2007)

WAMPLER, Nancy Gaskill

CHESAPEAKE - Nancy Gaskill WAMPLER, 89, of Jolliff Road, has gone to be with her Lord on December 18, 1996. A native of Ocracoke, N.C. and a resident of Chesapeake and Portsmouth for 67 years, she was the widow of Frank H. Wampler. Survivors include two daughters: Margart Gaskins and her husband Lindsay of Chesapeake, and Mary Russell and her husband Bill of Cheaspeake; four grandchildren: Bonnie Gaskins, Alan Gaskins, Alison Jastrebsky and Frank Sutton; and three great-grandchildren: Jess Power, Teresa Barnett and Dustin Jastrebsky. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Won Un. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, December 19, 1996; pg. 6B and also The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 22, 1996; pg. 12A)

WARD, Bonnie English

Mrs. Bonnie English WARD, 81, of 1682 Goshen Road, the Middletown community, Engelhard, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter with Steve Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Mrs. Ward was born in Merdian, Miss., on Dec. 21, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Wright English. She owned and operated a restaurant with her mother during her earlier working years. She and her husband, Lee Marion Ward, who preceded her in death, moved to Hyde County in 1979. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Charlotte.  Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca W. Plowman of the home; one sister, Adell E. Rogers of Quitman, Miss., and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, December 22, 2008)

WARD, Claudia Mooney

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Claudia Mooney WARD, 79, of Rt. #1, died April 26 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Mooney and the widow of Hallet Ward. She was a member of Fairfield Christian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Claudia M. Barber of Engelhard; three sons: J.B. Neal, John T. Neal and Ted D. Neal, all of Engelhard; two brothers: Roland Mooney of New Orleans, La. and Frank Mooney of Chesapeake, Va.; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Owens Funeral Home in Swan Quarter had charge. (The Coastland Times - April 1986) [Submitted by Sandy Carawan of Engelhard, N.C.]

WARD, Jerry Ellsworth

POQUOSON - Jerry Ellsworth Ward, 73, a native of Fairfield, N.C., and resident of the Peninsula for more than 60 years, passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2009.  Jerry was a graduate of Windsor High School. He served in the United States Air Force, and retired after 38 years from Newport News Shipbuilding. After retiring, Jerry found enjoyment working for Hall Acura of Newport News. Jerry had four passions in his life: his beloved wife, Judy, his family, his music, and finally his love of automobiles.  Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Judy Kitchen Ward; parents, Lester E. and Sara E. Ward; stepfather, Richard Cooper; and brother, Murray Ward. He is survived by four children, Jerry E. "Jay" Ward Jr. and wife, MaryRose, Robert W. Kitchen and wife, Lisa, Shari Kitchen Rucker and husband, Rick, and Rodney V. Kitchen; three grandchildren, Marinda Kitchen, Jerry E. "Trey" Ward III, and Amber Bowen; stepmother, Edna Cooper; sister-in-law, Katherine Ward; two nieces, Mary Charles Pawlikowski and husband, Rick, and Betsy Ward; and extended family which he dearly loved. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, and at other times at 132 Villa Drive, Poquoson. A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home chapel by Pastor John Paul Basham. Burial will follow at Veterans Memorial Gardens, Hampton with military honors.  (Daily Press [Newport News, VA] - November 7, 2009)

WARD, Lee Marion

ENGELHARD - Lee Marion WARD, 83, of the Middletown community, died Thursday, October 2 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Hedrick, Indiana on December 9, 1919, he was the son of the late Forest and Lottie Miller Ward.  He was a retired natural gas construction owner of C&W Pipeline Construction Company of N.C. in Charlotte and also owned Ward Rentals of Aiken, S.C.  He spent 14 years in Little League and Pony League Baseball coaching with the West Mecklenburg Optimist Club teams; was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman and world traveler.  He was also a Mason and member of Westgate Lodge #738 AF&AM and a Shriner in Oasis Temple and was in the Westgate Chapter #343 of Order of Eastern Star.  He was a member of Thomasboro Presbyterian Church in Charlotte and attended the former Middletown Christian Church after moving to Hyde County.  A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of master sergeant.  Surviving are his wife, Bonnie English Ward; a daughter, Rebecca W. Plowman and husband Max of Indian Trail; a brother, Forest Ward, Jr. of Luther Glen, Va.; four sisters: Beverly Sue Skelton of Bradenton, Fla., Joann Koekenberg of Attica, Ind., Barbara Salts of Covington, Ind., and Anna Jean Slauter of West Lebanon, Ind.; a grandson, Stan Plowman of Indian Trail; a special nephew, K.C. Ward of Walnut Creek, California; and a special niece, Patricia McNeil Vogt of Chalmette, La.  Prayer service were set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 4 in Engelhard Christian Church with Scott Sukeforth officiating.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 5, 2003; pg. 8A)

WARDLOW, Frank

OCRACOKE - Frank WARDLOW, 80, died Thursday Oct. 9, 1997, at his residence. Mr. Wardlow was born in Indianapolis, Ind. and retired as manager from the Ocracoke Sanitary District. He was a Methodist and was one of the first founders of the Ocracoke Sanitary District and the Ocracoke Medical Center. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Mr. Wardlow was the son of the late Worthy Demont Wardlow and the late Hazel Manship Wardlow and the husband of Jean Gardiner Wardlow of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two nieces, Beverly Morisset of Brussels, Belgium and Cindy Shumaker of Bremen, Ind.; three nephews, Danny Hoyt of Topanga, Calif., Allan Wardlow of Alabama and Sherril Wardlow of Bremen. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Allen Lovell. Memorial donations may be made to Ocracoke United Methodist Church or the Ocracoke Fire Protection Association or the Hyde County EMS or the Ocracoke Medical Center, Ocracoke, N.C. 27960. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, October 12, 1997; pg. 9B)

WARE, Evelyn Carter

OCRACOKE ISLAND - Evelyn Carter "Cricket" WARE, 71, of Elon, N.C., formerly of Ocracoke Island, died Oct. 10, 2004, at Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, N.C. A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Citty Funeral Home, Reidsville, N.C. Private burial will be in Reidlawn Cemetery. A native of Rockingham, N.C., she was a daughter of the late John Moody and Jessie Reid Carter and lived in Elon for the past four months, moving there from Ocracoke Island, where she and her husband retired after living in Lumberton, N.C. She was a retried loan officer with Robeson Savings and Loan in Lumberton, a member of the Ocracoke Preservation Society, the Ocracoke Quilting Club and was a volunteer at the Ocracoke Museum and Ocracoke Library. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mozelle C. Reid, Aileen Kamoda and Annie Ruth Stewart. She is survived by her husband, Percy M. "Pat" Ware Jr. of Burlington; a daughter, Lisa W. Stanley and husband Patrick of Mebane, N.C.; two brothers, Arbon Carter and wife Kathleen and John M. Carter Jr. and wife Kay, all of Wentworth, N.C.; two sisters, Estelle C. Griffith and husband Frank of Eden, N.C., and Lois C. Mirachi of Greensboro, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Logan Stanley and Will Stanley, both of Mebane. The family will see friends following the service at Citty Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, October 11, 2004)

WARNER, JR., George Blackburn

OCRACOKE - George Blackburn "Buffy" WARNER, JR., beloved husband, father and friend, died June 11, 2004, on Ocracoke Island, N.C. as the result of a sudden accident. Born May 14, 1951, the son of George Blackburn Sr. and Margie McCoy Warner, Buffy was a 1969 graduate of George Washington High School. After service aboard the USS Dale in the U.S. Navy, he attended West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., where he received a degree in labor relations and a master's degree in journalism. He served in the West Virginia State Senate from 1987 to 1991, where he earned a reputation as a colorful and dedicated public servant. He was the first Republican state senator elected from the Morgantown-Fairmont area since the era of Herbert Hoover. Since 1990, Buffy lived on Ocracoke Island, N.C. with his wife, Ann and their children. The owner of Howard's Pub and most recently of historic Blackbeard's Lodge, Mr. Warner was a passionate and unwavering supporter of the Ocracoke community and its livelihood, active in community politics and civic organizations, and also serving as chairman of North Carolina's Northeast Partnership. A steadfast and outspoken preservationist of the island's idyllic lifestyle, he considered Ocracoke Island his personal paradise. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Warner and five children: daughters, Marion Warner, 22, of Washington, D.C., twins, Carolyn and Sarah Warner, 20, of Yarmouthport, Mass., Annmargaret Warner, 12, and son Blackburn Warner, 10, of Ocracoke Island, N.C. Buffy is also survived by his father, George Blackburn "Brud" Warner, Sr., of Charleston, W.Va., and five brothers, Karl K. "Kasey" Warner of Charleston, Andrew "Mac" Warner of Morgantown, W.Va., Monroe P. "Monty" Warner of Charleston, Kristian "Kris" Warner and Benjamin F. "Ben" Warner, both of Morgantown. His beloved mother, Margie McCoy passed away in 2001. Memorial services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church Monday at 11 a.m. Services in Charleston, W.Va.: A visitation will be held at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home Friday, June 18, 2004; the funeral will follow on Saturday, June 19th at Ruffner Memorial Presbyterian Church.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, June 12, 2004)

WARREN, Eugenia Mason

GULROCK - Mrs. Eugenia Mason WARREN, age 74, resident of Ransomville and native of Gulrock, Hyde County, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gladys Nelson, in Morehead City Monday afternoon at 12:20 o'clock following a critical illness of several days. She had been in failing health for the past year. Mrs. Warren was the daughter of the late Kit and Clara Mason, of Mount Pleasant. She was the widow of William E. Warren who preceded her in death in 1944. She was a member of the St. Clair's Church of Christ. Surviving are three sons: Ned Warren of Belhaven, Desmond Warren and Fred Warren of Ransomville; five daughters: Mrs. Ott Jordan of Ransomville, Mrs. Gladys Nelson, Mrs. Katie Harris, Mrs. Connie Young (all of Morehead City), and Mrs. Grace Heart of Tacoma, Wash.; three brothers: William T. Mason of Rocky Mount and Roscoe and Alex Mason of Gulrock; three sisters: Mrs. Marvin Hooper of Stumpy Point, Mrs. Zinkie Credle of Bath and Mrs. Etta Payne of Gulrock, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the home near Ransomville Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. Walton Hudnell officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery near the home. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 12, 1953) [Submitted from the Alton Warren Payne Collection]

WATERS, Lina Louise Sawyer

Mrs. Lina Louise Sawyer Waters, age 85, a former resident of 9078 NC 45 North Belhaven, NC and a current resident of the Bayview Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center of New Bern died Tuesday December 24, 2013 at Carolina East Medical Center of New Bern, NC. Before moving to the Bayview Nursing Home Mrs. Waters resided at The Courtyards of Bern Village in New Bern.  A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday December 28, 2013 at Bethany Christian Church of Jasper, NC officiated by Lee Kirkman. The family will receive friends 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.  A second memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday December 29, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Russell Mann. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Phelps, John Wynn, Chris Hill, Terry McCall, Sr., Terry McCall, Jr., and Jose Ramirez. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Ponzer Ruritan Club.  The family will receive friends 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home of Mrs. Waters’ daughter Mary Lou O’Neal located at 26915 U.S. 264 E. Belhaven, NC.  Mrs. Waters was born in Hyde County on August 5, 1928 daughter of the late C. Griffin Sawyer and the late Florida Green Sawyer. On January 21, 1946 she married James Clinton Waters who preceded her in death on August 11, 1998. She was a homemaker, a former member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ, a current member of Bethany Christian Church of Jasper, NC, a member of the Ponzer Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Ponzer Ruritan Club.  Survivors include a daughter: Mary Lou O’Neal and her husband Max of Belhaven; two sons: Robert Glenn Waters and his wife Cheryl of Bath and Ray Waters of Williamston; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mrs. Waters was predeceased by two sisters: Dora Lupton and Marie S. Lawson and five brothers: Oswald, Alex, Charlie, Gilbert and Hansel Sawyer.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Waters family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

WATSON, Caroline

HYDE COUNTY NEWS - During the past week Lake Landing has lost one of its oldest citizens in the death of Mrs. Caroline WATSON.  Mrs. Watson was visiting her relatives in New Holland when she suddenly passed away.  She had lived with Mr. Collin BARBER for a number of years and is better known as the sister of the second wife of the late Rev. S.S. Barber who spent most of his life in the county.  The interment was at the M.E. Cemetery of Amity Church and the Rev. J.J. Lewis read the service.  (The Independent  [Elizabeth City, N.C.] - Friday, November 30, 1923; pg. 6B)

WATSON, Dora Lee

Miss Dora Lee WATSON, 84, a resident of Ridgewood Manor Nursing Center, Washington, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Ridgewood.  A graveside service and entombment will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with pastor Steve Atkins officiating. Miss Watson's nephews will serve as pallbearers.  Miss Watson was born in Hyde County on Dec. 29, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Napoleon B. and Mary Elizabeth Sadler Watson. Due to disabilities, she never married or worked out of the home. She attended 15th Street Church of God, Washington.  Survivors include one sister-in-law, Agnes Worsley of Blounts Creek; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, James H. Watson and David E. Watson; and one sister, Nellie W. Byrd.  The family will receive friends today from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and at other times at the home of her sister-in-law, Agnes Worsley, 1014 Gilead Shores Road, Blounts Creek.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, March 17, 2004)

WATSON, Ernie Nelson

Ernie Nelson Watson, 72, of 325 Wilkinson Station Road, Pantego, died early Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington. Born in Hyde County, September 12, 1938, he was the son of the late William Hatten and Myrtie Ballance Watson.  He was married to the former Frances Carawan who survives.  A veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, following his service years, he worked as a tug boat captain for MariTrans Corp.  He later worked with the N. C. Ferry Division where he retired as captain in 2001.  Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Randy Nelson Watson of Greenville and Michael Len Watson of Grimesland;  two brothers, William Hatten Watson, Jr. of Littleton and Joey Ben Williams of Fairfield; three sisters, Carolyn W. Land of Chicago, IL , Glenda W. Malkuch of Buxton and Sue W. Mann of Fairfield; four grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cassidy Grace Watson.  The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Home)

WATSON, Eva Delle

AURORA - Mrs. Eva Delle WATSON, 54, died at her home near Aurora, Thursday morning after an extended illness. Mrs. Watson was a native of Swan Quarter and after her marriage, she came to the Aurora community where she has since made her home. She was the daughter of Mrs. Mollie Benson and the late T.R. Benson of Swan Quarter. She was a member of the Aurora Methodist Church. Mrs. Watson is survived by her husband [Leslie Alston Watson]; [four sons?] Leslie A. Watson, Jr. of Wake Forest, S.B. Watson of Greensboro, Frank M. Watson of Nashville, Walter A. Watson of Aurora; three daughters, Mrs. S.S. Henry, Mrs. S.R. Peterson, both of Greensboro, and Mrs. Mark Cuthrell of Aurora; three sisters: Mrs. H.C. Boomer, Mrs. W.C. Boomer and Miss Hattie Benson, all of Swan Quarter; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon and were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. G.S. Eubank, with burial in the Aurora Cemetery. The pallbearers were D.M. Windley, Jr., C.A. Litchfield, G.W. Litchfield, Jack McWilliams, Carl Watson and Willie Selby. (Washington Daily News - April 1940) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md. who states Eva Delle Benson Watson was born Feb. 4, 1886 and died April 4, 1940.]

WATSON, Frances Carawan

Frances Carawan Watson, 70, of 50 Riverside Road, Washington, died at her home on April 26, 2011.  Born in Hyde County, July 4, 1940,  she was the daughter of the late James Acie and Edna Taylor Carawan.  She was married to Ernie Nelson Watson who preceded her in death.  She and her husband lived in Pantego for many years and she had recently moved to Washington.  Surviving are two sons, Randy Nelson Watson and his wife, Candace of Greenville and Michael Len Watson and his wife, Robin of Grimesland; a brother, Roger Allen Carawan of Washington; four grandchildren, Kayla Elizabeth Watson, Haley Nicole Watson, Jessica Lynn Watson and Michael Shane Watson.  She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cassidy Grace Watson.  The family will receive friends on Saturday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Home)

WATSON, Freda Schofield Tutt

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Freda Schofield Tutt WATSON, 67, died early Monday morning at her Lake Landing home, Route 1, Engelhard. She was also a resident of Durham and was visiting in Hyde County at the time of her death. A native of Macon, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Jefferson W. and Freda Schofield Tutt. She was the widow of George I. Watson who died January 11, 1987. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Durham and Reserve Officers Homemakers Club of Lake Landing. Surviving are two sons: Ernest C. Watson of Durham, and Dr. William F. Watson of Raleigh; a brother, John Franklin Tutt of Asheville; a sister, Mrs. Teenie T. Veal of Macon, Georgia; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Amity United Methodist Church. The Rev. Wilbur Ormond, former pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 20, 1993)

WATSON, SR., Gilbert Thomas

GRAY, GEORGIA - Gilbert Thomas WATSON, SR., 64, of Gray, Georgia died Wednesday, May 22, 2002.  Graveside services were held Saturday, May 25th at eleven o'clock at the Gordon Family Cemetery in Gray.  Dr. G. Gill Watson officiated.  The family received friends Friday, May 24th from six until eight o'clock at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street.  Mr. Watson the son of the late Romblus Lee Watson and the late Lessie Dunbar Watson was born in Hyde County and had lived in this area most of his life. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Sophie Cox and Lucille Adams. He served in the U.S. Navy as well as the U.S. Army and was a welder retired from Riverwood International (formerly Georgia Kraft).  Surviving are his wife, Ruth Jackson Watson; three sons, Tommy Watson and Gilbert T. Watson, Jr., of Gray and Brian L. Watson of Atlanta; brothers, Preston W. Watson of Plymouth, NC, Romblus Watson, Jr. of Columbia, NC, Elvin Watson of Washington, NC; sisters, Neva Pearl Gage of Satellite Beach, Fl., and Jackie Meyers of Gray; and many nieces and nephews.  Snow's Memorial Chapel in Macon, Georgia had charge of arrangements.  [Kindly submitted by Brian L. Watson.]

WATSON, Jack Burrus

SLADESVILLE - Jack Burrus WATSON, 88, of the Sladesville community in Hyde County, died Saturday, September 4, in Pungo District Hospital. Mr. Watson was born in Hyde County on April 22, 1911, son of the late Hector H. and Mildred Hortense Credle Watson. He was a life-long Methodist and was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Sladesville where he served as Sunday School superintendent for two years, served as chairman of Sladesville Civic Club for two years, served on the Hyde County Board of Education for 12 years and was a retired rural carrier with the U.S. Postal Service retiring in 1982 after 40 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Sarah O'Neal Watson; a daughter, Phyllis Sawyer of Sladesville; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the O'Neal family plot in Belhaven Community Center. The Rev. Lon Miller and Steve Bryan officiated. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland TimeS - Thursday, September 9, 1999; pg. 10A)

WATSON, James C.
The Coastland Times - Friday, Sept. 22, 1961; pg. 2

WATSON, John

Died, a colored man named John WATSON who resided at Scranton, N.C. While in the employ of Allegheny Lumber Co., was killed on Wednesday last by a falling limb striking him on the back of the head. He was about 25 years old and leaves a wife and child. (The Evening Messenger - Friday, February 24, 1899; pg. 3; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

WATSON, John Clifton

ENGELHARD - Graveside services for John Clifton WATSON of Engelhard were held Thursday in the Fairfield Cemetery in Fairfield. He was a life-long resident of Hyde County and died at 1:30 Wednesday morning in the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven following an illness of two weeks. Death was attributed to a heart condition. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sally Watson; one daughter, Louise Watson of Engelhard; two sons: Thomas and Allen Watson of Baltimore, Md.; one step-son, Bennie Williams of Engelhard. (The Coastland Times - Friday, March 27, 1953; pg. 4)

WATSON, John Israel

Mr. John Israel “Johnny” Watson, 85, a resident of U.S. Highway 264, Engelhard, died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter, where recently he had been a patient.  A funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the family plot in the cemetery at Amity United Methodist Church, with Steve Bryan officiating.  Mr. Watson was born in Hyde County on Sept. 19, 1920. He was the son of the late Donald Bain and Fannie Spencer Watson. He served in the Navy during World War II, serving on the USS Colorado and the USS Claxton. He was discharged in 1945 after six years of service as a chief gunner’s mate. He worked with R.L. Gibbs Co. after returning home. He also worked as a commercial fisherman for many years. He was a member of Engelhard United Methodist Church.  Survivors include a niece, Bobbie Miller of Fairview, Ore., and a nephew, Donald G. “Skip” Miller of Parkdale, Ore.  The family will gather at the home of Mary Ann and Norwood Gibbs in Engelhard.  The body may be viewed at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, June 12, 2006)

WATSON, Joyce Brooks

SCRANTON - Joyce Brooks WATSON, 53, died April 18 at the home of her daughter, Rt. 1, Scranton. A native of Anniston, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Lucille Baker Watkins. She was the widow of Benjamin Thomas Brooks, Sr. who died in 1986. Mrs. Watson was a former site manager with Mid-East Housing Authority at the Bay Court Housing Complex in Swan Quarter. She was a member of Swan Quarter Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Monday at the family plot in Brooks Cemetery, Gulrock community in Hyde County. Phil Emmert officiated. Surviving are three daughters: Glenda B. Williams of Rt. 1, Scranton, Carolyn B. Jones of Rt. 1, Engelhard and Mrs. Ramona B. Krawchuk; six sons: Benjamin Thomas Brooks, Jr. of Brunswick, Ga., Bobby Brooks of Swan Quarter, Tony Brooks, Leslie (Joey) Brooks, and Lawrence (Toby) Brooks, all of Rt. 1, Scranton, and Terry Brooks of Philadelphia, Pa.; a half-brother, Billy Whitley of Dover, Del.; and 12 grandchildren. The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Buster Williams, Rt. 1, Scranton. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 21, 1992)

WATSON, Lyda Gibbs

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Lyda WATSON, widow of the late Thomas Watson, died Sunday, September 11, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charlie Fortiscue. Mrs. Watson, a lifelong resident of Hyde County, was born October 29, 1860. Had she lived until October 29, she would have been 89 years old. She was the daughter of the late John Gibbs and Eliza Scoff [should be Scott] Gibbs of Engelhard. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charlie Fortiscue of the home, and one grandchild, Mrs. Roy Coley of Portsmouth, Va. Funeral services were held at Soule Church on Monday, September 12, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W.S. Green and burial was in Soule Cemetery. Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Burgess and Mrs. Frank Bishop of Belhaven; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fortiscue, Mrs. Keith Dunbar, Mrs. Lizzie Credle, Mrs. John Richards, Mrs. Johnnie Credle, and H.H. and Jack Watson of Sladesville. (Washington Daily News - September 19, 1949) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md.]

WATSON, Mae Hooper

NORFOLK - Mae Hooper Watson passed away Jan. 20, 2000, in a local hospital. Born March 15, 1907, in Stumpy Point, N.C., in Dare County, she was a daughter of the late Marvin Hooper and Clara Mason Hooper, formerly of Stumpy Point. She was also predeceased by her husband, M. Calvin Watson, formerly of Hyde County; and two beloved sisters, Ruby Hooper Osborne, formerly of Virginia Beach, and Clara Mason Hooper, formerly of Stumpy Point. Mrs. Watson was a devoted elementary school teacher, retired from the Norfolk Public School System. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach. Survivors include four nieces and three nephews-in-law, Ina M. Evans and Burwell A. Evans of Manteo, N.C., Bette O. Bowles of Chesapeake, Mary M. Beauchamp and Richard A. Beauchamp of Newport News and Gloria O. Agate and Joseph A. Agate of Norfolk. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, January 22, 2000; pg. 4B)

WATSON, Romulus L.
The Coastland Times - Sept. 4, 1959; pg. 5

WATSON, Roy

JAMESVILLE, N.C. - Roy WATSON, 66, of Route 1, a truck driver, died Nov. 11, 1991, in a hospital. Mr. Watson was born in Hyde County. He was employed with Arrants Trucking Co. He was a member of Fairview Christian Church and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Iva Lilley Watson; a daughter, Mary Ann Watson of Jamesville; two sons, Roy G. Watson of Jamesville and Kenneth R. Watson of Tyner; and 5 grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. today Biggs Funeral Home, Williamston, by Louis Styons. Burial will be in Jamesville Cemetery. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, November 13, 1991; pg. 5D

WATSON, Sadie M.

SWAN QUARTER - Sadie M. WATSON, of the 600 block of New York Ave., died April 29, 1990, in a hospital. Mrs. Watson was a native of Swan Quarter, N.C. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Scottish Rite and Order of Eastern Star, Elizabeth Chapter 3. Survivors include her husband, Roscoe Watson; a step-daughter, Linda Watson; six step-sons, Roscoe M. Watson, Clifton Watson, Raymond Watson, Maurice Watson, Larry Watson and Alvin Watson; her mother, Barzilla Farrow; and a sister, Willie M. Pritchard, all of Norfolk. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. I. Joseph Williams. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Saturday. Family and friends will assemble at the residence. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, May 3, 1990; pg. 2D)

WATSON, Samuel Benson

NEW BERN - Samuel Benson WATSON, 79, a resident of Christian Care Center in New Bern, died Friday in the Craven Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held yesterday at 3 p.m. in the Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, with Rev. Ray Webb officiating. Watson, a native of Beaufort County was the son of the late Leslie A. Watson and Eva Belle Benson Watson. He was a retired barber. He was a veteran of the Army serving in World War II, and a member of the Oriental United Methodist Church. He was a former resident of Aurora and Oriental. Watson is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Charles H. (Bessie) Lamb of Greensboro, Mrs. Eleanor W. Cotrell of Manteno, Illinois, and Mrs. Margaret W. Peterson of Chattanooga, TN. Paul Funeral Home in Washingto had charge of arrangements. (Washington Daily News - February 17, 1990) [Kindly submitted by Claud W. Carawan, Jr. who makes the following statement: "The Craven Co. death certificate stated that he was divorced. I haven't found any record of a marriage nor a divorce. The obituary states that he was a Beaufort County native but I believe that he and all his siblings were born in Hyde County."]

WATSON, Sarah O'Neal

SLADESVILLE - Mrs. Sarah O'Neal WATSON, 96, of the Sladesville community and more recently of Autumnfield of Belhaven and Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the O'Neal family plot in Belhaven Community Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Davenport and Steve Bryan officiating.  Mrs. Watson was born in Hyde County on April 8, 1908. She was the daughter of the late Walton and Florence O'Neal. She was a graduate of the former East Carolina Teacher's College. She taught in the public schools of Tyrrell, Beaufort, Washington and Hyde counties until her retirement. She was married to Jack B. Watson, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Sladesville Civic Club and the Hyde County Retired School Personnel Association. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis L. Sawyer of Scranton; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walton Prentiss and Eugene; and two sisters, Katherine and Ella.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, July 21, 2004)

WATSON, Sue C. Murray

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Mrs. Sue C. WATSON, 91, oldest resident of Lake Landing, died at her home at 4 o'clock Monday morning after several weeks of failing health. Death was caused by the infirmities of age. Mrs. Watson was the daughter of the late Riley and Ellen Murray, prominent residents of Hyde County. She is the last of their children to die. She was born, reared, and spent her entire life in Hyde County. She was a member Amity Methodist Church and took an active interest in it as long as her health would permit. Mrs. Watson was twice married. Her first husband was Dr. J.G. Golet of Hyde. Her second husband was the late George I. Watson. She is survived by two sons: George M. Watson of Bethel and W. Warren Watson of Fairfield, with whom she made her home; two step-children: Mrs. B.H. Black of Durham and James C. Watson of Fairfield. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at Amity Methodist Church by the Rev. E.C. Stanford, pastor. (Unknown newspaper - December 1935) [Submitted by Merlin S. Berry of Gambrills, Md.]

WATSON, William Hatten

SWAN QUARTER -  Mr. William Hatten WATSON, 87, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Cross Creek.  A Masonic graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Fairfield Cemetery with the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge officiating.  Mr. Watson was born in Hyde County on Feb. 11, 1917. He was the son of the late Romulus and Mamie Watson. He was a retired tugboat captain with Interstate Oil Transport Co. He was a longtime Mason and member of Cape Hatteras Lodge No. 698, AF & AM and a member of the Sudan Temple.  Survivors include two sons, Ernie Nelson Watson of Pantego and William Hatten Watson Jr. of Littleton; two daughters, Carolyn W. Land of Chicago, Ill., and Glenda W. Malkuch of Swan Quarter; two sisters, Beatrice W. Lupton of Coinjock and Virginia W. Garcia of Columbia; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, Cassidy Grace Watson.  The family will receive friends today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, April 15, 2004)

WAY, Rev. Vance Carlton

OCRACOKE - Vance Carlton WAY, 68, died Saturday, November 20, at his residence. Rev. Way, born in Henderson, was a Methodist minister and pastor of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Southeastern Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree and was a member of the North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was the son of the late L. Claude Way and the late Kathleen Porter Way and the widower of Marian Cogill Way. He is survived by a sister, Janice Way Cooper of Tampa, Florida; a brother, Channing Way; three nieces: Kathleen C. DeLisi of Hot Springs, Janice Barnett of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Stacie Bransky of Tampa. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 23, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bobby Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Brown's Baptist Church Cemetery in Henderson on Friday, November 26 at 1 p.m. The body will lie in state until time of service at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 23, 1999; pg. 14A)

WEIL, Mabel Lynn Mann

RALEIGH - Mabel Lynn Weil, 92, died Tuesday at Springmoor Retirement Village in Raleigh. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Linwood Mann and was the widow of Abram Weil. She was a graduate of East Carolina Teacher's College and taught primary education. Mrs. Weil was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church and St. George Episcopal Church. She is survived by two daughters: Linda Weil and Carol Weil Morris, both of Raleigh; a son, Alan Weil of Goldsboro; and three grandchildren: Stephen Morris, Laura Morris and Shannon Weil. Private graveside services for the immediate family will be held Thursday, June 29 at Willow Dale Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph D. Herring officiating. Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 29, 2000; pg. 6A)

WELCH, Thurman

HYDE COUNTY - Thurman WELCH, infant son of P.H. and E.M. Welch, died near Fairfield on Thursday, September 27th. He was aged 7 months and 14 days. (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Tuesday, October 30, 1883)

WELLS, Ludicie O'Neal

OCRACOKE - Ludicie O'Neal WELLS, 73, of Ocracoke, died Friday, December 22, in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mrs. Wells was retired from restaurant work and was a home- maker. She was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Mrs. Wells was the daughter of the late Billy and Eliza Scarborough O'Neal and the widow of Edwin Avery Wells. Surviving are a son, John Ivey Wells of Ocracoke; two sisters: Margery Willis of Harker's Island and Isabelle Morris of Ocracoke; a brother, Ivey O'Neal of Ocracoke; and one grandson, Jason Wells of Ocracoke. A funeral service was held Wednesday, December 27, in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Alan Lovell and Tim Lynch. Burial followed in the Community Cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 28, 1995; pg. 8A)

WEST, SR., Sandy G.

NORFOLK, VA. - Sandy G. WEST, SR., a native of Swan Quarter, died August 29 at a local hospital. Born February 1, 1909 to the late Wallace and Amanda Weston, Mr. West was a longtime resident of Norfolk and a retired longshoreman, Local 1248. He was baptized at an early age in Swan Quarter. He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Georgia West, and is survived by a daughter, Elmyria Wilder of Staten Island, N.Y. and Elmyria's sister, Frances Woody also of Staten Island; a son, Sandy G. West, Jr. of Norfolk; a brother, Melvin Melton of Norfolk; a host of nieces, including special nieces Judy Chavis of Hermit, California, and Barbara Douglas of Patterson, N.J.; great-nieces, nephews, cousins and former wife, Odessa James. A funeral was held in Graves Funeral Home. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 9, 1999; pg. 10A)

WESTFALL, Linda Carol Gibbs

ELM CITY - Linda Carol Gibbs WESTFALL, 46, Elm City, died suddenly on Wednesday, March 3, at Heritage Hospital in Tarboro. Born in Tyrrell County, she was the daughter of Earlie Warden Gibbs and Doris Lee Gibbs Williams. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ at Fairfield. Funeral services were to be held Saturday in Pleasant Grove Church of Christ with Phil Emmert and Leon Williams officiating and burial to follow in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Surviving are her father and step-mother, Earlie and Doris Gibbs Williams of Spring Hill; two daughters: Stella Campbell of Fairfield and Nellie Gibbs Davis of Robersonville; a half-brother, Randy Harrell of Zephyrhills; two half-sisters: Dona Rago and Terry Smith, both of Springfield; 7 grandchildren: Shandorea Gibbs, Yvette Gibbs, Trayvon Gibbs and Marquis Davis, all of Robersonville, and Ricky Campbell, Jr., Ben Campbell and Alyson Campbell, all of Fairfield. Funeral arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 7, 1999; pg. 12A)

WESTON, Dr. Braxton Milton

ASHEBORO - Dr. Braxton Milton WESTON, 90, of 709 South Park St., Asheboro, died Sunday night in Randolph Hospital following a short illness. A funeral service was conducted at 10 a.m. today at Pugh Funeral Home by Dr. Phillip Shore and Rev. Ernest Page. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Soule United Methodist Church is Swan Quarter. A doctor of veterinary medicine, Dr. Weston, had practiced for 44 years. He attended N.C. State College and graduated from veterinarian school in 1916. Dr. Weston was a native of Hyde County and a member of the First Methodist Church. He served [as a Captain] in the U.S. Cavalry during World War I, and was active in the American Legion, having served as Post Commander and was historian of the Post for many years. He was active in the Randolph Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is survived by a son, Clary Weston of Asheboro; a sister, Miss Mary Weston of Asheboro; and 4 grandchildren. (The Courier Tribune, Tuesday - March 4, 1980) [Submitted by John B. McGowan of Laurinburg, N.C.]

WESTON, Charles E.

Charles E. Weston died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Faithful Hannah Baptist Church, Englehard. Arrangements are by Rowsom of Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, January 12, 2012)

WESTON, Clifford Clary

ASHEBORO - Clifford Clary WESTON, 73, of 911 Avondale Ave., Asheboro, died Friday, Aug. 29, 1997, and Randolph Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Methodist Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. Michael Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. He was a native of Hyde County, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, owned and operated Weston's Feed & Seed, was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Toastmasters and was active in Boy Scouts. Surviving are his wife, Dee Isley Weston; daughter, Debbie Weston; sons: Mark Weston, Doug Weston, and Jim Weston; 4 grandchildren; one step-grandchild. Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the First Methodist Church, 224 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, N.C. or a charity of donor's choice. (The Courier Tribune, Saturday - August 30, 1997) [Submitted by John B. McGowan of Laurinburg, N.C.]

WESTON, Emily Ann Mann

Mrs. Emily Ann Mann Weston, 95, a resident of Britthaven of Washington and formerly of 8217 N.C. Highway 92 East, Bath, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Britthaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in St. Delight Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Elder Earl Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Weston was born in Hyde County on Feb. 24, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Sam and Eva J. Mann. She was married to Matthew Weston Sr., who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Delight Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), where she served on the Mother board.  Survivors include two daughters, Spirit Weston of Jamaica, N.Y., and Betty Stackhouse of Jacksonville, Fla.; four sons, Shadrach Weston of Plainfield, N.J., David Weston of Bath, James Weston of Yonkers, N.Y., and Lee O. Weston of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 39 grandchildren; 99 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; one brother, John E. Mann of Chocowinity and two sisters, Lenora Gibbs of Bath and Hersia Gibbs of New York.  She was preceded in death by four children, Matthew Weston Jr., Henry Weston, Edward Weston and Mabel Weston.  The family will receive friends at the home.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.  A walk-in visitation will be held today from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, August 6, 2007)

WESTON, John

LAKE LANDING - Hyde County was afflicted last week by the death of three of its citizens: John WESTON aged about 55 years, Mrs. Dr. Whitfield, daughter of Rev. Dr. Barber, in early womanhood; and Edward Foscue aged about 25 years. (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Friday, April 7, 1893)

WESTON, Mamie

BELHAVEN - Mamie WESTON, 60, of Belhaven, died Sunday, July 9, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Survivors include one son, Antione Weston of Belhaven; three brothers: Charles Weston and Samuel Weston, both of Engelhard, and Jonathan Weston of Winston-Salem; and five sisters: Imogene Baldwin, Nancy Weston and Elmira Weston, all of Winston-Salem, and Alma Weston and Linda Weston, both of New York City. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Engelhard with the Rev. Luke Gibbs officiating. Burial was at Brown memorial Cemetery in Engelhard. Arrangements were by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 13, 1995; pg. 6A)

WESTON, Martin Wayne

ENGELHARD - Martin Wayne WESTON, 43, died Friday, September 8, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of Charles and Doris Weston of Engelhard. Funeral services were set for Saturday, September 16, at 1 p.m. at Mount Pilgrim Disciple Church in Engelhard. Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 14, 1995; pg. 6A)

WESTON, Mary

ASHEBORO - Mary WESTON, 95, a retired registered nurse, died May 1, 1990, in a nursing home. She was a native of Hyde County and had been employed at the Public Health Hospital in Norfolk, Va. for many years. She is survived by a nephew , Clifford Clary Weston of Asheboro, NC. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Pugh Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. (The Courier Tribune - unknown date) [Daughter of George Henry, Sr. and Henrietta Tripp (Weston) Weston ] [Submitted by John B. McGowan of Laurinburg, N.C.]

WESTON, Mildred McGowan

ASHEBORO - Mrs. Mildred McGowan WESTON, 63, of South Park Street, wife of Dr. Braxton M. Weston, died of a sudden illness, Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Randolph Hospital. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. A.J. Cox, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held at the Soule Cemetery at New Holland in Hyde County at 3:00 p.m. Friday. The family will be at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. A native of Hyde County, she was born at Swan Quarter [Juniper Bay] and had lived in Asheboro since 1932, coming here from Raleigh. Mrs. Weston was an active member of the First Methodist Church, a member of the Philathea Sunday School Class of the church, Circle No. 6 and the Woman's Society of Christian Service. She was also a member of the Grey Ladies. Mrs. Weston graduated from East Carolina College, Greenville, and taught in the North Carolina schools prior to her marriage. Surviving besides her husband are a son, C. Clary Weston of Asheboro; 4 grandchildren; one brother, David McGowan of Chapel Hill, formerly of Asheboro; and one sister, Miss Metta McGowan of Wilmington. (The Courier Tribune - Wednesday, November 20, 1968) [Submitted by John B. McGowan of Laurinburg, N.C.)

WESTON, Olian Walter

ENGELHARD - Olian Walter WESTON died Dec. 26 at his home. Funeral services were held Dec. 29 at Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ Disciple with Pastor Frederick Hopkins officiating. Burial was in Brown Cemetery. He was born in Hyde County and was a member of Faithful Hannah Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Robena Gibbs Weston of the home; five sons: Willie Albert Weston of Coolspring, Del., Donnie Ray Weston, Larry Donnell Weston and Don Allen Weston, all of Engelhard, and Michael Wayne Weston of Butner; two daughters: Catherine Spencer and Linda Sue Shelby, both of Engelhard; four brothers: Henry Weston of Seaford, Del., Charles Edward Weston and Samuel Weston, both of Engelhard, and Johnathan Weston of Greensboro; six sisters: Mamie Ruth Weston of Belhaven, Imogene Baldwin of Bethancy, Erma Julia Weston and Linda Weston, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., Nancy Weston and Elmire Weston, both of Winston-Salem; 21 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Arrangements were by Flanagan Funeral Home, Greenville. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 2, 1992)

WESTON, Robena Gibbs

Mrs. Robena Gibbs Weston, 76, of 338 Scrougetown Road, Engelhard, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Engelhard, with minister Micheal Weston officiating. Burial will follow in Adna Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery, Goshen Road, Engelhard.  Mrs. Weston was born in Hyde County on April 25, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Kenny and Maggie Gibbs. She was married to Olain W. Weston, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as an evangelist.  Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Weston-Spencer of Engelhard, and Belinda Weston Selby of Plymouth; five sons, Willie Albert Weston of Lewis, Del., Donnie Weston and Donald Weston, both of Plymouth, Michael Weston of Butner and Larry Weston of Engelhard; one brother, Willie Albert Gibbs of Bridgeville, Del.; 31 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Puckett-Purkett Funeral Service, Roper. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, August 10, 2007)

WESTON, Samuel Grant

ENGELHARD - Samuel Grant WESTON, 61, died April 26 at his residence. Mr. Weston was born in Hyde County on October 14, 1940. He was the son of the late Oluan and Victoria D. Weston. He was a seafood plant floor manager, member of Mt. Pilgrim Disciple Church of Christ in Engelhard and served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Barbara S. Weston; two sons: Sean C. Weston of New York and Christopher N. Weston of Winston-Salem; five sisters: Imogene Baldwin of Pittsboro, Alma J. Weston and Linda L. Weston both of Brooklyn, New York, Nancy J. Weston and Elmira V. Weston, both of Winston-Salem; two brothers: Charles E. Weston of Engelhard and Jonathan D. Weston of Clemmons; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Pilgrim Disciple Church on Tuesday, April 30 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Brown Memorial Cemetery in Engelhard. Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia is handling arrangments. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 30, 2002; pg. 13A)

WHEELER, Joseph Aubrey

Joseph Aubrey Wheeler, 62, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Cross Creek.  Born in Beaufort County, January 4, 1951, he was the son of the late William Wayt and Rosa Snoddy Wheeler. Aubrey was a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church.  Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Swan Quarter Baptist Church. Mike Wheeler will officiate. Private burial will follow at Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery at Sladesville.  Surviving are two brothers, William W. Wheeler, Jr. and Buddy Wheeler both of Manteo; five sisters, Dorothy W. Cahoon of Manteo, Marjorie W. Alexander of Grants Pass, Oregon, Evelyn W. Wise, Joyce W. Carawan and Marian W. Carawan all of Swan Quarter.  Aubrey was also preceded in death by four sisters, Doris W. Jernigan, Jean W. O’Neal, Eleanor W. Swindell and Mae W. Lupton.  The family will receive friends at the home of Joyce and Sherlin Carawan, 1259 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

WHEELER, Rosa Snoddy

SWAN QUARTER - Rosa Snoddy WHEELER, 91, of Route #1, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter. Born in Arvonia, Buckingham County, Va. in 1904, she was the daughter of the late Walter Fletcher and Alice Newton Snoddy. She was the widow of William Wayt Wheeler who died in 1971. Mrs. Wheeler was a charter member of the Swan Quarter Extension Homemaker's Club. She was awarded the "Mother of the Year" award. She was a active church woman, having been one of the organizing members of the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and member of the Woman's Missionary Union. Surviving are three sons: William W. Wheeler and Walter F. "Buddy" Wheeler, both of Manteo, and Joseph Aubrey Wheeler of Swan Quarter; nine daughters: Dorothy W. Cahoon of Manteo, Mae W. Lupton of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Marjorie W. Alexander of Swannanoa, Doris W. Jernigan of Norfolk, Va., Jean W. O'Neal, Eleanor W. Swindell, Evelyn W. Wise, Joyce W. Carawan, and Marian W. Carawan, all of Swan Quarter; 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swan Quarter Baptist Church with the Rev. C.L. Reynolds, former pastor, to officiate. Burial is to follow in the Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery in the Sladesville community. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 25, 1996; pg. 14A)

WHIDBEE, Wilma Ballance

Wilma Ballance WHIDBEE, 85, formerly of the Middletown community in Hyde County and more recently a resident of Riverside Nursing Home, Hampton, Va., died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, in Hampton.  Born in Hyde County, April 3, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Clafton and Florence Gibbs Ballance. She was the widow of Hoyt Webster Whidbee. She was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church at Lake Landing.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. George’s Episcopal Church. George Thomas Davis Jr., lay reader, and Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery.  Surviving are two sons, Hoyt W. Whidbee Jr. of Corpus Christi, Texas, and David Kilby Whidbee of North Hills, Texas.; a daughter, Tania W. McCoy of Hampton, Va.; two brothers, Vernon Ballance of Engelhard and Charles Ray Ballance of Greensboro; nine grandchildren, Brenda Wineman, Lynn Hopkins, H. Grady McCoy, Jr., Michael McCoy, Carrie Nicholas, Hoyt W. Whidbee III, Kelly Skovbjerg, Rebert Webster Whidbee and Sara Beth Whidbee; and 12 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Friday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, Noevmber 24, 2005)

WHITAKER, SR., Albert F.

HYDE COUNTY - Albert F. WHITAKER, SR., 76, died November 15 at Washington County Hospital. Born December 21, 1923, Mr. Whitaker was the son of the late Carrier and Tommy Whitaker. He was a farmer. Mr. Whitaker is survived by his wife, Rosa Marie Whitaker of Fairfield; four sons: Thomas Whitaker of Engelhard, Albert F. Whitaker, Jr. of Gaston, Dexter Whitaker of Virginia, and Terry Whitaker of Plymouth; two daughters: Carol Fields of Plymouth and Barbara Baldwin of Fay; two sisters: Farris Simpson of Roper and Willa Spencer of Swan Quarter; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 19, 2000; pg. 16A)

WHITAKER, SR., Edward Lee

Mr. Edward Lee WHITAKER, SR., 68, of 176 Northville Road, N.J., died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Star of Zion Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Fairfield Community Cemetery.  Mr. Whitaker was born in Hyde County on Dec. 3, 1937. He was the son of the late Harvey S. and Amandy A. Whitaker. He was married to Ruby L. Whitaker, who survives. He was employed as a supervisor with Pillsbury Corp.  Survivors include two sons, Edward L. Whitaker Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., and Erick J. Whitaker of Upper Deerfield Township, N.J.; one daughter, Doralene Whitaker of Upper Deerfield Township, N.J.; one sister, Rely Spencer of Swan Quarter; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, October 6, 2006)

WHITAKER, Harry Thomas

Mr. Harry Thomas Whitaker, 71, of 48 Lake View Road, Engelhard, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Engelhard Fire Department with the Rev. George Merrick officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Memorial Cemetery, Engelhard.  Mr. Whitaker was born in Hyde County on Jan. 22, 1935. He was the son of the late Atmore and Petunia G. Whitaker. He was employed in farming. He was married to Lena Spencer Whitaker, who survives.  Survivors include one brother, Henry Whitaker of Washington; and six sisters, Headie Merrick, Harsel Gibbs and Herma Whitaker, all of Swan Quarter, Hattie Whitaker of New Jersey, and Quarter Johnetta Whitaker and Helen Sadler, both of New York.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, April 27, 2006)

WHITAKER, Manda Ann

FAIRFIELD - Manda Ann WHITAKER, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 17, in Delaware. She was a native of Hyde County. Survivors include one son, Edward Whitaker of New Jersey; one step-daughter, Ressie Spencer of Swan Quarter; and an adopted daughter, Mellie Burrus of Fairfield; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. Viewing was Sunday at Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Star of Zion Disciples Church by Bishop Allen Brooks. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 22, 1998; pg. 7A)

WHITAKER, Warren

Mr. Warren WHITAKER, 71, of 590 Maple Town Lane, Swan Quarter, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter, with the Rev. Reginald Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mr. Whitaker was born in Hyde County on Nov. 12, 1935. He was the son of the late Ethel Murray Barrow Whitaker and George Wallace Whitaker. He attended the Hyde County Schools. On March 27, 1954, he married Ethel Fonville Whitaker, who survives. His employment was with Siam Logging Co. and also Cherry Farms. He was a member of New Branch Masonic Lodge No. 785 PHA, Hyde County. He was first a member of St. Lydia Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter. He later became a member of Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter.  Survivors include four daughters, Wilma Brown of Waverly, Va., Bessie McCullor and Turecca Howard, both of Swan Quarter, and Becky Smith of Durham; two sons, Gary Whitaker of Durham, and Warren Whitaker III of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters; two adopted daughters, Natasha Whitaker and Ruby Selby; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, July 29, 2007)

WHITE, Lewis Henry

HYDE COUNTY - Lewis Henry WHITE and Governor Spence (colored) were drowned in Sandy Point Bay on Monday two weeks ago. (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Tuesday, April 26, 1892)

WHITE, Myrtle Delores

Ms. Myrtle Delores White, of 226 Webtur Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y., formerly of Ponzer, died Monday, March 17, 2008 in New Rochelle.  A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the King-Long Family Cemetery with Vice-Bishop Charlie Butler officiating.  Ms. White was the daughter of Dorothy King Long and the late Ervin White Sr.  She attended Hyde County Schools.  Survivors include one son, Garry White of Mamorneck, N.Y., and two brothers, Ervin White Jr. of Belhaven and Alvin White of South Norwalk, Conn.  The family will receive friends at the home of her mother, 40244 U.S. Highway 264 East, Belhaven.  Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home is serving the White family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, March 24, 2008)

WHITE, Rachel Hall

Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Hall WHITE, 90, who died yesterday will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Amity Methodist Church of which she was a member.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Among the survivors is a son, Henry White of Goldsboro.  (Unk. Goldsboro newspaper - Wednesday, December 23, 1964)

WHITE, Ralph Wilson

NORFOLK - Ralph Wilson White, 80, of the 2200 block of South Military Highway, a retired driver, died March 18, 1993, in a local hospital. Mr. White was born in Hyde County, N.C., and had retired from Atlantic Cement Company. He was the widower of Thelma Beatrice DeBaun White and was a Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Thelma White Munden of Chesapeake; and a sister-in-law, Rebecca DeBaun Capehart of Virginia Beach. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Riverside Memorial Park by the Rev. Henry V. Napier. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, and at the residence at other times. (Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, March 20, 1993; pg. 2D)

WHITE, Sophia McGloughn

COLUMBIA - Sophia McGloughn WHITE, 89, died July 31 in Chowan Hospital in Edenton. She was born July 7, 1910 in Tyrrell County. She was a teacher in the Hyde County school system for over 40 years. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Mixon of Columbia, and a nephew, Christopher Cobb of New York. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 6, at 12 noon with the Rev. Gerald Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. [No mention of a church in this obituary.] Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 5, 1999; pg. 12A)

WHITFIELD, Aggie Nancy Spencer

ENGELHARD - Aggie Nancy Spencer WHITFIELD, 101, died on December 16.  Born on January 21, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Mary Neta Spencer.  She was a dedicated member of Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ and was married to the late Charlie Lewis Whitfield who preceded her in death. She attended Engelhard School and later the former St. Norman's College, now Elizabeth City State University.  She later taught school for many years.  Surviving are a son, Eugene Whitfield of Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughters: Mary Elaine Whitfield, Doris Whitfield, and Dawn Shaw of Engelhard; a daughter-in-kind, Sudie Gibbs of Georgetown, Delaware; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Davis School in Engelhard with Pastor Redden Leggett officiating.  Burial in Brown Memorial Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 21, 2008; pg. 12A)

WHITFIELD, David

David WHITFIELD, 45, of Route 1, died July 27, 1996. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Faithful Hannah Baptist Church. Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia, N.C., is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - August 1, 1996; pg. B4)

WHITFIELD, Miquel

ENGELHARD - Miquel WHITFIELD, 41, of Sheyene Court, died September 21, 1993. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ in Engelhard. Rowsom Funeral Home is in charge. (Virginian-Pilot - September 24, 1993; pg. 2D)

WHITFIELD, Mrs. Dr.

LAKE LANDING - Hyde County was afflicted last week by the death of three of its citizens: John Weston aged about 55 years, Mrs. Dr. WHITFIELD, daughter of Rev. Dr. Barber, in early womanhood; and Edward Foscue aged about 25 years. (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Friday, April 7, 1893)

WHITFIELD, JR., Paris

ENGELHARD - A funeral service for Paris WHITFIELD, JR., 71, who died Tuesday, November 30, was set for 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at Faithful Hannah Baptist Church, Englehard.  Rowsom Funeral Home of Columbia handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 5, 2010; pg. 10A)

WHITFIELD, William Arnold

SWAN QUARTER - William Arnold WHITFIELD, 77, of Route 1, died March 10 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born August 22, 1916 in Hyde County, the son of the late Fannie E. Spencer and Thomas Whitaker [?]. He was a member of Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church where he served as deacon, and in the Willing Workers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retiree of the National Park Service. Surviving are four daughters: Mary O. Olivo of Brooklyn, N.Y. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 20, 1994; pg. 10A) [This rest of this obituary was sent to me too blurred to read.]

WHITLEY, Mrs. Alice

Mrs. Alice WHITLEY of near Makelyville, died recently. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, October 20, 1892; pg. 3; column 4) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

WHITNEY, George Henry

FAIRFIELD - Mr. George Henry WHITNEY, 84, of Fairfield, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Snow Hill Baptist Church, Fairfield, with Bishop Brady Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery.  Mr. Whitney was born Sept. 21, 1919, in Hyde County to the late Lucy Burrus Whitney and Otis Tobe Whitney. He was married to Vera Wilson Whitney, who preceded him in death. He attended Hyde County public schools. He was a retired security guard from Philadelphia. He was also owner and operator of his own restaurant. He was a member of New Hope Pentecostal Church, Terra Ceia, and served as a deacon.  Survivors include one daughter, Rosemary Phelph of Chesapeake, Va.; one son, Willie Lee Collins Jr. of Pantego; four step-children, Eddie Wilson and Gregory Wilson, both of Philadelphia, PA, and Karen Wilson and Jeanie Pearl Wilson, both of S.C.; four sisters, Alice Collins of Fairfield, Helen Stevens of Swan Quarter, Clara Mae McCoy and Joyce Swain, both of Fairfield; five brothers, Otis Whitney of Swan Quarter, Edward Whitney of Conn., James "Bob" Arthur Whitney and John "JD" Whitney, both of Fairfield and William Lindbergh Whitney of Greensboro; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Whitney was preceded in death by a sister, Ina Farrow.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Willie Lee Collins Jr. and Mrs. Queen Collins in Pantego.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 North Bonner Street, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, February 16, 2004)

WHITNEY, James Edward

ENGELHARD - James Edward WHITNEY, 53, died January 24 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Mr. Whitney was born in Hyde County July 11, 1949 to James A. and Janie B. Whitney of Fairfield.  He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Engelhard and was a logger.  Surviving in addtion to his parents are his wife, Eunice H. Whitney; daughter, Warnette Whitney, both of Engelhard; sons: Steven Whitney of Manteo, Bobby Howard and Astonia Russia; sisters: Verna Betts of Florida, Phyllis Muhammed of Greensboro, Serena Gibbs and Diana Burrus, both of Fairfield; and 6 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 1 with the Rev. Jessie Harvey officiating.  Burial will follow in Brown Memorial Cemetery in Engelhard.  Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 30, 2003; pg. 6A)

WHITNEY, Minnie Russell

Mrs. Minnie Russell WHITNEY, 70, of 195 Old Highway 264, Scranton, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church, Swan Quarter, with Elder James Stanley officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Temple Baptist Church Cemetery, Scranton.  Mrs. Whitney was born in Hyde County on Aug. 6, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Lula Mae O’Neal Russell and John Tilson Russell Sr. She attended the Hyde County Training Schools. She had been employed in the home health care program. She was married to Raleigh Whitney, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Zion Temple Baptist Church, Sladesville community, Scranton, where she served as an usher and on the kitchen committee.  Survivors include two sons, Albert L. Russell of Scranton, and Charles C. Simms of the home; two sisters, Barbara O’Neal of Engelhard, and Sylvia Williams of Bronx, N.Y.; one brother, Lonnie Russell; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Edward Sterling Whitney and one brother, John T. Russell Jr.  The family will receive friends today from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, November 7, 2007)

WIBIRAL, Frank Walter

ENGELHARD - Frank Walter WIBIRAL, 82, long time resident and minister in the Engelhard area, died Aug. 18 at Pungo District Hospital. A native of Wheeling, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Rudolplh and Erma Learch Wibiral. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he received the American Theatre, American Defense, Asiatic Pacific Theatre, European Theatre and Victory Medals. He retired as chief musician in 1947. Long active in community and county affairs. He worked as a volunteer emergency medical technician in Hyde County since 1983, was cited by Governor James Martin as Hyde County Volunteer of the year in 1987- 88, a past patron of Hyde chapter No. 213. Order of Eastern Star, he served as district deputy Grand Patron of the Second District, Grand Chapter of North Carolina, Order of Eastern Star, and was a long time member of the Hyde County Board of Social Service. Dr. Wibiral's ministry began in 194 with his ordination in the Disciple of Christ Church. He served in Poestenkill, 1947-1953, was Director of Men's Work in Rural Church Activities with North Carolina Christian Churches, 1953-1956, served in Hyde County as Minister of the Engelhard and Middletown churches 1956-1963, served churches in Raleigh 1963-1974 and retired moving back to Hyde County where he continued to serve as minister of the Engelhard and Middletown churches until his death. Surviving are his wife, Julia Louise Coburn Wibiral; a son, Bion Frank Wibiral of California; a daughter, Delight W. Escobar of Salinas, California; a sister, Erma MacGregor of California; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Dr. Wibiral had requested that his body be cremated. There will be no service. Friends may visit his wife at the home, Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those who wish to honor his memory may make a contribution to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - August 20, 1991)

WIBIRAL, Julia Louise Coburn

ENGELHARD - Julia Louise Coburn WIBIRAL, 81, died June 13 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Mrs. Wibiral was a native of New York and was the widow of Dr. Frank W. Wibiral who served as minister of the Engelhard and Middletown Christian Churches in Hyde County until his death last year. She was a member of Hyde Chapter 213, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are a sister, Ruth M. Castle of Silver Spring, Md. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Ruth M. Castle, Silver Spring, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Home, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 16, 1992)

WILD, Rachel Sparrow

SWAN QUARTER - Rachel Sparrow WILD, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Thursday, July 1 at Cross Creek. Mrs. Wild was born in Belhaven on April 10, 1911, the daughter of the late John Edward and George Ann Norfleet Sparrow. She lived in Gainesville, Fla. from 1958 until she returned to North Carolina in 1994. While in Florida, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Order of Eastern Star and the Moose Lodge Auxiliary. Surviving are a son, Ernest Loyd Wild of Orange Park, Fla; a sister, Lula Paul of Elizabeth City; two grandchildren: Priscilla Ann Wild and Michael Loyd Wild, both of Orange Park; a great-granddaughter, Emily Wild of Orange Park; and 13 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers: David, Jerome, Nathaniel and Daniel; and by four sisters: Mildred, Corinne, Margaret and Gretchen. The body will lie in state at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter until being moved to Norfolk, Va. on Monday morning for the funeral. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at the family plot in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. Steve Bryan will officiate. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 4, 1999; pg. 14A)

WILDER, JR., Henry Cleveland

OCRACOKE - Henry Cleveland WILDER, JR. 81 of Ocracoke, died Saturday, July 2, at an area hospital. He was a native of South Norfolk, Va. and a retired self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church, a Past Master of Ocracoke Masonic Lodge No. 747, Past Master of the Doric Lodge No. 44 in Chesapeake, Va. He was the son of the late Henry Cleveland Wilder, Sr. and Maude Odom Wilder and the widower of Sibyl Burrus Simpson Wilder. Mr. Wilder is survived by one daughter, Beverly Furman of Norfolk, Va.; one step-son Lawrence O. Simpson, Jr. of Beaufort; one sister, Tetzel McAfee of Cleveland, Ga.; one brother, Paul Wilder of Tigard, Ore.; four grandchildren and five step- grandchildren, one great-grandchild and five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2 p.m. at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lisa Bledso. The body will be in the church at 10 a.m. on the morning of the funeral. Burial services will take place at the Ocracoke Family Cemetery. Masonic Rites will be conducted at the graveside by Ocracoke Masonic Lodge 747 AF & AM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Ocracoke United Methodist Church or Ocracoke Lodge 747. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 5, 1994)

WILDER, Sibyl S. Burrus

OCRACOKE - Sibyl S. WILDER, 81, died Sept. 5, at her residence in Ocracoke. Mrs. Wilder was a native of Hatteras. She was daughter of the late Joseph Merrit and Mrs. Eleanor Oden Burrus. She was the wife of Henry Wilder, Jr. of the home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Lawrence O. Simpson, Jr. of Beaufort; one step- daughter, Beverly Furman of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Keever Grigas of Portsmouth, Va.; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were set for Saturday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m. in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. Burial is to follow in the family cemetery at Ocracoke. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. The family suggest that contributions may be made to the Ocracoke United Methodist Church or the Hatteras United Methodist Church. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 8, 1991)

WILKES, Elva Midgette

Mrs. Elva M. Wilkes, 70, of 31740 Hwy 264, Engelhard, passed into heaven, October 24, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Mama was born June 9, 1937 in Fairfield, the daughter of Johnnie D. and Nellie Mae Davidson Midgette. On November 13, 1993, she married Richard L. (Pappy) Wilkes, who survives.  She is also survived by sons, Bobby Baker and wife, Janet of Richmond, Va., Danny Greenough and wife, Susi of the home, Floyd Daniel Corfman and wife, Wendy of Ohio, Joe Keene and wife, Peggy of Georgia and Sam Keene and wife, Teresa of Georgia. She is also survived by daughters, Mary Meade and husband Thomas of Beckley, WV, Cynthia Scott and husband, Paul of Chesapeake, VA; a brother and two sisters; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, David Kutzmiller.  The family would like to thank the special people who helped Mama on her journey. Our appreciation and love can never be expressed fully.  Per her wishes, there will be a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. Friday at the home. Scott Sukeforth will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, October 25, 2007)

WILLIAMS, Addie W.
The Coastland Times - Friday, December 21, 1962; pg. 2

WILLIAMS, Alice Wahab

OCRACOKE - Funeral services were held on Friday, November 27th for Mrs. Alice Wahab WILLIAMS who passed away on Thursday, November 27th at 10:45 p.m. at the age of 88 years. The Rev. Powlesland officiated. Following the funeral at the home, the burial was in the family cemetery here. Mrs. Williams was born on Ocracoke February 1, 1865, daughter of Molsey Gaskins and William H. Wahab. She was a lifelong resident of Ocracoke and attended the Methodist Church until advancing years caused her to withdraw from an active life. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Addie Wahab Williams of the home and Mrs. Nina Williams Warren of Norfolk, Va.; three sons: Dallas Williams of Ocracoke, Henry Jasper Williams of Baltimore, Md. and D. Pinta Williams of Ocracoke; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry W. Wahab of Annapolis, Md. Mrs. Williams has been ill only a short time before her death. All who knew her will miss her as she loved company and it was the daily habit of many of her friends to drop in and chat for a while with "Miss Alice". (The Coastland Times - Friday, December 4, 1953; pg. 1)

WILLIAMS, Allene Hiatt

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Allene Hiatt WILLIAMS, 76, of the Nebraska community in Hyde County, died August 5 in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. A native of California, she had made her home in Hyde County with her daughter for the past year. She was the daughter of the late Clarence C. and Lottie Laura Hay Hiatt, and was the widow of Kenneth Feidler Williams. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Pugh family cemetery in the Gull Rock community. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Leonard T. (Dona) Pugh, Jr. of Engelhard; 4 granddaughters and 4 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 7, 1990; pg. 8A)

WILLIAMS, Alma Lewis

FAIRFIELD - Mrs. Alma Lewis WILLIAMS, 93, of Fairfield died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. Arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Service of Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, February 25, 2005)

Mrs. Alma Lewis WILLIAMS of Fairfield died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in New Life Assembly of God Church with pastor Jim Wells, the Rev. Charles Etheridge, Gene Woolard and Dr. Kenneth Nall officiating. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery.  Michael Gibbs, Anson Byrd, Emery Midyette, David Midyette, Sam Eburn Jr. and Alex Meadows will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Williams was the daughter of the late William Ernest and Lydia Midgette Lewis. She was married to Allen Williams, who preceded her in death in 2000.  Survivors include two daughters, Grace Watts of Rockford, Ill. and Wilma Berry of Creswell; two sons, J.C. Williams of Fairfield and Greg Williams of Greenville; one brother, Wilbur Lewis of Fairfield; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a baby son, C.B.; three brothers, Preston Lewis, Erdis Lewis and Leslie Lewis; and one sister, Erma Dell Spencer.  The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, February 26, 2005)

WILLIAMS, Alton Goren

OCRACOKE - Funeral services were held here yesterday, Sunday, for Alton Goren WILLIAMS, age 20, son of Mr. & Mrs. James M. Williams of Staten Island, New York. Alton died on Wednesday, January 26th. Services were held at his home there and the body was brought here for burial in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Rev. W.M. Male, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated. Alton was the grandson of Mrs. Jacob Williams and the late Mr. Williams, and had many aunts, uncles, and cousins here. He spent all his summers here as a child and visited as often as possible as an adult, claiming Ocracoke was more home to him that his Staten Island home. He had visited here about three week ago and his sudden death was a shock to his many relatives and friends here. He is an only son, survived by both parents. (The Coastland Times - Friday, February 4, 1955; pg. 5)

WILLIAMS, Ashley Duane

FAIRFIELD - Ashley Duane WILLIAMS, 71, of Fairfield, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005. Born in Hyde County on Feb. 12, 1934, he was the son of the late Cecil Norwood and Miranda J. Brinn Williams. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired building contractor and later worked with the N.C. Department of Transportation and the maintenance department of the Hyde County schools where he retired. He had worked with the C. Gilbert Gibbs Store in Engelhard since his retirement. He was a member of Fairfield Christian Church.  A funeral will be held at the gravesite in Fairfield Cemetery on Thursday at 11 a.m. Raffael Farrow Jr. will officiate. Military honors will be offered by the U.S. Army from Fort Bragg.  Surviving are his wife, Barbara Pugh Williams; two sons, Orbin Williams and wife Michelle of Fairfield and Gary Williams and his wife Amber of Pantego; two daughters, Ashlyn W. Ballance and her husband Pascal of Fairfield and Sherry W. Smithwick and her husband Macon of the Ponzer community, Rt. 1, Belhaven; three sisters, Louise W. Sawyer of Elizabeth City, Edna W. Lewis of Fairfield and Amelia W. “Sugar” Pledger of New Bern; grandchildren, Tanya Gibbs, Tiffany Williams, Conrad Ballance, Lacey Simmons, Macon Smithwick, Jr., Ashton Smithwick, Kristie Williams, Hayley Williams, Drake Williams, Layla Williams, Ryan Williams and Austin Williams; great-grandchildren Riley and Delany Gibbs and Kylie Simmons.  Mr. Williams was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Orville Williams and Hubert Williams and two sisters, Beaula Mae W. Mooney and Margaret Estelle Gibbs.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, where the body will lie in state until being moved for the funeral.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, November 2, 2005)

WILLIAMS, Benjamin

OCRACOKE, July 20 - Benjamin (Ben) WILLIAMS, 72, died Sunday afternoon at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at 10 a.m. by Rev. W.R. Hale, a former Ocracoke pastor, assisted by Rev. W.W. Clarke, Jr. and Rev. Charles Clary. Burial was in the family cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bettie Midgette of the home; one sister, Mrs. Fannie O'Neal; two brothers: Mr. Willie Williams and Mr. Caswell Williams, all of Ocracoke; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. (The Coastland Times - July 24, 1959)

WILLIAMS, Benjamin Warren
(The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 4, 1977; pg. 6)

WILLIAMS, Bonnie Davidson

NORFOLK, VA. - Bonnie Davidson Williams, 83, of Elmhurst Avenue, died early Sunday, March 18, 2007, at Beth Shalom Home, Virginia Beach.  Born in Fairfield, N.C., on July 14, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Rupert and Eva Williams Davidson. She was a retired clerk with F.W. Woolworth Company and J.C. Penney Company. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and was the widow of Chester Stafford Williams Sr. who preceded her in death. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Twiford Colonial Chapel, S. Battlefield Blvd., with the Rev. Donald O’Dey officiating. A graveside service and burial will follow on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Fulford Cemetery, Engelhard, N.C. Surviving are two sons, Phil Davis Williams of Virginia Beach and Chester S. Williams Jr. of Norfolk; two daughters, Stella L. Musick of Norfolk and Janice F. Williams of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Michael Williams and Thomas L. Sewell IV; and four great- grandchildren, Thomas L. Sewell V, Jayde Sewell, Gabriel Williams and Sarah Williams. The family will receive friends at Twiford Colonial Chapel on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Janice F. Williams, 327 Gainsborough Square, Chesapeake. Arrangements are being handled by Bryan Funeral Service and Twiford Colonial Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, March 19, 2007)

WILLIAMS, Carrie McNeill

MRS. O.L. WILLIAMS DIES AT SWAN QUARTER HOME - Mrs. O.L. WILLIAMS, formerly Miss Carrie McNeill of Scotland County, died at her home at Swan Quarter, March 29th, where her husband is Clerk of the Superior Court at Hyde County.  Mrs. Williams suffered an attack of influenza some weeks ago and later complications set in which resulted in death.  The funeral was conducted from the Methodist Church at Swan Quarter and the service was in charge of the Presbyterian minister, assisted by the pastor of the Methodist church.  Mrs. Williams was a Presbyterian but since there was no Presbyterian church at swan Quarter she worshipped with the Methodist congregation.  During her illness she had the kind attention and thoughtful ministrations of loved ones and neighbors.  The following survive her: the husband and two children, a son four years old and a daughter one year old; two brothers: John S. McNeill of Lumberton, N.C. and M.F. McNeill of Laurel Hill, N.C.; and six sisters: Mrs. A.R. Fletcher of Gibson, N.C., Mrs. A.J. Wilson of Salisbury, N.C., Mrs. W.B. Calhoun of Laurinburg, N.C., Misses Janie McNeill, Sallie McNeill and Josie McLean McNeill of Laurel Hill, N.C.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC weekly] - April 21, 1922; pg. 3)

WILLIAMS, Carroll Hubert

SWAN QUARTER - Carroll Hubert WILLIAMS, 84, of Rt. #1, died Thursday, July 27, at his home. Born in Hyde County, December 24, 1910, he was the son of the late Joseph "Jodie" Columbus and Isabelle Howard Williams. He was married to the former Lena Mildred Jennette. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Lena Jennette Williams; a brother, Olian R. Williams, Sr. of Rt. #1, Scranton. Preceding him in death were brothers: Ralph H. Williams and Walton Williams, and sisters: Eva W. Spencer and Alice W. Lanier. Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Phil Emmert and Raffael Farrow, Jr. will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 30, 1995; pg. 2B)

WILLIAMS, SR., Charles Stafford

NORFOLK, VA. - Chester Stafford WILLIAMS, SR., 74, died Saturday, March 4 at Norfolk General Hospital. Born in Engelhard, he was the son of the late Rufus and Stella Berry Williams. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, retired from Giant Open Air Market after 27 years of service and later retired from Georgia Seafood and worked as an independent seafood broker after retirement. He was a member of the Wesleymen Bible Class at Epworth United Methodist Church in Norfolk for 30 years and more recently was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Norfolk. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Lucille Davidson Williams; two sons: Phil Davis Williams of Virginia Beach, Va. and Chester S. Williams, Jr. of the home; two daughters: Stella W. Musick of Norfolk and Janice Faye Williams of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Thelma W. Lassiter of Hardeeville, S.C.; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 3 nieces; two nephews; and other family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 at Smith & Williams Norfolk Chapel. The Rev. Donnie O'Day will officiate. A second service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard with Steve Bryan officiating. Smith & Williams Norfolk Chapel and Bryan Funeral Service are serving the Williams family. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 7, 2000; pg. 11A)

WILLIAMS, Charlie Mack

OCRACOKE - Charlie Mack WILLIAMS, 81, of Ocracoke, died Tuesday, August 16, at his residence. He was the son of the late Richard Caswell and Zilphia Styron Williams. Mr. Williams was a commercial fisherman and a member of the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church on Friday, August 19, by the Rev. Tim Lynch and the Rev. Charles Etheridge. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. The body will be placed in the church on Thursday at noon. The family will receive friends at the residence. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 18, 1994)

WILLIAMS, Christie Le-Ann

Christie Le-Ann WILLIAMS, 31, of Scranton, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at her home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Davis Cemetery in the Pungo community, with Steve Bryan officiating.  Pallbearers will be Tre Williams, Mikey Williams, Tommy Mobley, Daniel Brinn, Cameron Swindell and Olian Williams Jr.  She was born in Beaufort County on April 5, 1972. She was the daughter of Michael Riggs and Annette W. Williams. They survive. She was a graduate of Mattamuskeet High School, Class of 1990. She attended Beaufort County Community College. She was a member of Scranton Christian Church. Prior to her illness, she was employed with the N.C. Department of Correction as an administrative assistant. She also had worked with the East Carolina Bank and Cross Creek Health Care Center.  Survivors include her son, Jonathan River Spencer of Lexington; paternal grandparents Olian R. and Christine Williams of Scranton; a brother, Michael R. Williams Jr. of Scranton; and a sister, Nicole W. Nixon of Scranton.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bryan Funeral Service, which is in charge of arrangements, in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, August 11, 2003)

WILLIAMS, Christine Gibbs

Christine Gibbs WILLIAMS, 70, of Greenville and formerly of Swan Quarter, died Monday night, Jan. 10, 2005 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  Born in Hyde County, March 29, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Nancy Gibbs of Engelhard. She was married to Herbert Clegg Williams who survives and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 6, 2004. Mrs. Williams was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter. The Rev. Candace Worth Harris and the Rev. Phillip Boykin will officiate.  Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Whit Steven Williams of Greenville; two daughters, Telita W. Matkins and her husband Alan and Luerain W. Buck and her husband Scott, all of Greenville; two brothers, Bobby Ray Gibbs of Engelhard and Stewart Gibbs of Fairfield; a sister, Alma G. Gibbs of Engelhard; a grandson, Jason Matkins; and two granddaughters, Christy Buck and Taylor Matkins. Alexis Brown was a special child to her.  Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by a grandson, Richard Buck; two brothers, Joe Gibbs and Henry Gibbs; two sisters, Doris Meekins and Olive Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Wednesday night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and at other times at the home of Mrs. Jean Williams, 1554 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, January 12, 2005)

WILLIAMS, Cleta Harris

HERTFORD, N.C. - Cleta Harris WILLIAMS, 77, of Route 1, died May 18, 1992, in a hospital. Mrs. Williams was born in Hyde County and was a member of Hertford Pentecostal Church. She was the widow of Charlton Kramer Williams. Survivors include a daughter, Cecelia Mitchell of Edenton; a son, William J. Williams of Hertford; two sisters, Dora Groce of Norfolk and Mollie Deal of Point Harbor; 6 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bethel Cemetery by the Rev. Gene Boyce and the Rev. Glen Lawrence. Swindell Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, May 19, 1992; pg. 4D)

WILLIAMS, Cottie Garrish

Cottie Garrish Williams, 74, formerly of Hyde County and a resident of 122 Town Crest Lane, Rustburg, VA, died at her home on August 22, 2013.  Born in Hyde County, December 27, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Henry Wilson and Mamie Richards Garrish.  She was respected and loved for her patience, artistic talent, and her sweet smile. A funeral service will be held at the family plot in Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery in the Ponzer Community on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  Thomas Biggs will officiate.  Surviving are two sons, Joey Smith and wife, Beth of Brewster, NY and Keveen Smith and wife, Cheri of Scranton; a daughter, Marcie Williams of Rustburg, VA; a sister, Margaret Brinn of Florida. She was preceded in death by a brother, Myron Garrish and a sister, Minnie G. Sharber.  (Bryan Funeral Home)

Our sympathy and prayers are lifted up for the family of Cottie Garrish Williams of Scranton who died this past week in Rustburg, Virginia.  Funeral Services were held on Sunday at the Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery at Ponzer.  Her family includes sons, Joey and Keven and a daughter, Marcie.  (Soule Church newsletter - August 28, 2013)

WILLIAMS, David Travis

OCRACOKE, N.C. - David Travis WILLIAMS, 60, the husband of Mrs. Louie O'Neal Williams, died Sunday in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, N.C. A native of Ocracoke, he was retired from the North Carolina Fisheries Commission. He was a member of Ocracoke Masonic Lodge #747. Besides his widow, survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Norma Ray Preston of Hendersonville, Tennessee. 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 the family cemetery with Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras in charge. The body will be taken to the church Tuesday afternoon. (Unknown newspaper) [Note: The O'Neal's of Ocracoke Island, Their Ancestors and Descendants by Earl William O'Neal, Jr. states Travis D. Williams was born July 22, 1913 and died December 30, 1973 and was married to Louie Dell O'Neal.]

WILLIAMS, Diana Rose Sadler

A beautiful soul, full of grace, who loved greatly and was greatly loved, left this earth to be with God.  Diana Rose Sadler Williams was born April 8, 1944 to Hazel Thompson and the late Charlie Eugene Sadler and died on Friday, October 22, 2010 at Duke Medical Center, Durham. N. C.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the family cemetery behind their home.  Rev. Spotswood Graves will officiate.  Diana loved life. She liked to play softball, set back, spades and Trouble.  She was competitive and always liked to win.  She was a great cook and will be remembered for her little biscuits.  Most of all she loved her family.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother who taught her kids to live, love and laugh.  She was the one you would run to.  She suffered from emphysema for many years and was a lung transplant survivor for almost twelve years.  She had the best disposition in the world.    She was a graduate of the former West Hyde High School Class of 1962 where she played on the basketball team.  Surviving are her husband, Sammie E. Williams; a son, Sammie E. Williams, Jr. of Swan Quarter; two daughters, Sherry W. Etheridge and husband, Jay of Engelhard and Pepper Williams of Greensboro; three brothers, Larry Sadler and Garry Sadler and wife, Lynn all of Swan Quarter and Stewart Sadler and wife, Kelly of Brunswick, GA; a sister, Patsy Jo Newman and husband, Mitchell; four grandchildren, Destinee Williams, Drake Etheridge, Dalton Etheridge and Deacon Etheridge; a great-grandson, Braelynn Mercer.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Sadler and a sister, Ernestine Sadler.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Sunday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

WILLIAMS, Dorothy Mutro

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Dorothy Mutro WILLIAMS, 61 passed away on October 21, 2005. Mrs. Williams was born in Washington, North Carolina. She was a daughter of Theodore Mutro and the late Ollie Styron Mutro. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Millard Nelson Williams, Sr. Mrs. Williams is survived by one daughter; Beverly Williams of Virginia Beach, Two sons; Millard Nelson Williams,Jr. and wife Susan,of Elizabeth City, North Carolina and Michael D. Williams of Washington, DC.; Two sisters; Mable Gaskins and Evlena Mutro one brother; Anthony Mutro, all of Ocracoke, North Carolina and one grandchild, Taylor Williams.  A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Ocracoke Assembly Of God Church in Ocracoke, North Carolina on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 12:00 noon. Twiford's Colonial Chapel at 929 S. Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake are handling the arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home records)

WILLIAMS, Edward Wendell

FAIRFIELD - Edward Wendell Williams, 73, of Newlands Road, died Tuesday, July 28, at his home.  Born in Hyde County, October 4, 1935, he was the son of the late Macon Edward and Inez Cuthrell Williams.  He was married to the former Minnie Mae Lassiter who survives.  He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and retired from the U. S. Postal Service as Rural Letter Carrier in August, 1995.  He was a member of the former Fairfield Baptist Church.    Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery.  Leon Williams will officiate.  Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Gary Carlton Williams and his wife, Gay of Chesapeake, VA; a daughter, Sherry Williams Armstrong and her husband, Jimmy of Creswell; a brother, Jeffery S. Williams and his wife, Vendena of Gretna, LA; a grandson, David Williams of Chesapeake, VA.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Friday evening, 6 p. m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 2, 2009; pg. 8A)

WILLIAMS, Eleanor Mann

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Eleanor Mann WILLIAMS, 84, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Cross Creek. Arrangements will be announced by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, April 22, 2004)

Mrs. Eleanora Mann WILLIAMS, 84, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Cross Creek.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. John Chance Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the Cox cemetery, Engelhard.  Mrs. Williams was born in Hyde County on July 10, 1919. She was the daughter of the late James and Eliza Mann.  Survivors include one sister, Beatrice Corbett of Long Island, N.Y., and two brothers, Claude Mann of New York and Glen Mann of Engelhard.  The family will receive friends at the home of her brother, Glen Mann, 32715 U.S. Highway 264, Engelhard.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, April 24, 2004)

WILLIAMS, Eris Dail Cahoon

Mrs. Eris Dail Cahoon Williams, 82, of 95 Golden St., Engelhard, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at the home of her daughter in the Ponzer community.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery with Russell Smith and Doug Gibbs officiating.  Mrs. Williams was born in Fairfield on Aug. 3, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Closs E. and Sunie Williams Cahoon. She was married to Bernie Carrow Williams, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  Survivors include one daughter, Cathy W. Clayton of Ponzer; two sons, Glen B. Williams, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care, and Daniel A. Williams of Pinetown; two brothers, Henry Cahoon, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care, and Lancy Cahoon of Pinetown; one sister, Leona Hardison, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Steve C. Williams; one brother, Joseph B. Cahoon and one sister, Mildred W. Hodges.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Home obituary posted November 21. 2007)

WLLIAMS, Eva Bell
(The Coastland Times - Thursday, Sept. 7, 1972; pg 12)

WILLIAMS, Fred  Milton
[April 23, 1910 - January 1982]
[Unknown newspaper - Kindly submitted by Sharron Brace]

WILLIAMS, Capt. George J.

BELHAVEN - Shortly before noon on Monday, Capt. George J. WILLIAMS died under the stern of his boat while attempting to free the propeller of a piece of net. It happened near Belhaven near the mouth of the Pungo River. The water was about waist deep and his companion in the boat, Jesse Fortescue, noted that he had said nothing for several minutes, and looked overboard and saw his hat floating away. It is believed he suffered a heart attack. He was a resident of West Belhaven. He was born in Hyde County, son of the late George R. and Lurainer Rose Williams and had been making his home in Belhaven since 1901. A fisherman and a member of the West Belhaven Christian Church, he was married to the former Lessie Cuthrell of Belhaven. Survivors are his wife; one son, Edmond Williams, U.S. Navy stationed in Alaska; one daughter, Mrs. Worth Fee of Norfolk; 3 grandchildren; 2 sisters: Mrs. W.R. Daniels of Hampton, Va., and Mrs. Charlie Wade of Belhaven. Burial was in the Belhaven Community Cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Friday, September 4, 1953; pg. 5)

WILLIAMS, Gregory Wilson

Gregory Wilson Williams, 57, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2010 at Beebe Hospital in Lewes, Del. He was the son of Hilda (Austin) and Cary Williams and the grandson of the late Wilson and Vesta Williams and the late Homer and Orphia Austin. He was also the nephew of Mrs. Wilma Flood of Elizabeth City. Mr. Williams graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law. He practiced law for 32 years and was a member of the Delaware Bar. He also owned and operated the Gregory Williams Law Firm for several years. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover, Del., and a member of the Rehoboth Beach Country Club for many years. He was also a former Trustee of North Carolina Wesleyan College, and served on the board of Trustees of the Sussex Technical School, appointed by the Governor of Delaware. The graveside rites will be in Manteo cemetery, Saturday, Nov. 20th at 3 p.m. After the service, all are invited to the home of John F. Wilson, IV in Manteo. The family suggests memorial donations to be sent to Multiple Sclerosis National Society, Delaware Chapter, 2 Mill Road, Suite 106, Wilmington, DE 19806-2175 or the Organ Fund, % First Christian Church, Elizabeth City, NC 27909  (The Daily Advance - Elizabeth City, NC] - Thursday, November 11, 2010)  [Photo sent to Kay Midgett Sheppard in Nov. 1990.  Although Greg was not born in Hyde County, he did a ton of research there and became friends with a lot of Hyde Countians.  I thought it appropriate to include his two obituaries on the Hyde County site. kms ]

LEWES - Gregory Wilson Williams, age 57, of Lewes, passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was born March 31, 1953, at the Barksdale Air Force Base, La.  Mr. Williams graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law. He practiced law for 32 years and was a member of the Delaware Bar. Most recently he operated the Gregory Williams Law Firm in Rehoboth Beach, and was of counsel for the Moore & Rutt firm of Georgetown. Gregory was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover, and until recently, a member of the Rehoboth Beach County Club. Gregory's interests included genealogy and antique maps; he co-authored a book on maps with one of his under graduate college professors. He was a member and a good friend of Camp Pecometh serving in his younger years as a camp counselor. Mr. Williams is survived by his parents, Cary and Hilda (Austin) Williams; his aunt, Mrs. Wilma Flood of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and numerous cousins. His caregiver for the past six years has been Ms. Samette Hitchens. A Memorial Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. Fourth Street, Lewes, the Rev. Fred A. Duncan and the Rev. George Godfrey will be officiating. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be private in Manteo, N.C. Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.  (Parsell Funeral Homes)

WILLIAMS, Harold Calvin

ELIZABETH CITY - Mr. Harold Calvin WILLIAMS, age 95, of Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, October 1, 2004, at his residence. Mr. Williams was born in Hyde County, NC, the son of the late Calvin Bishop Williams and Dessie Marie McKinney Williams and was the widow of Mary Afadell Gibbs Williams. He was a retired carpenter.  Mr. Williams is survived by one daughter, Cecelia Boulerice of Elizabeth City, NC; two sisters, Alma Lewis of Elizabeth City, NC and Rena Belle W. Gibbs of Engelhard, NC; one brother, Melvin Williams of Elizabeth City, NC. 9 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Christine W. Hook and a son, Chesley Wayne Williams.  A funeral service will be conducted Monday, October 3, 2004, at 2:00 PM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC. By Pastor Neal Scott.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

WILLIAMS, Herbert Clegg

GREENVILLE - Herbert Clegg WILLIAMS, 78, of 3704 Clark's Farm Road, Greenville, and formerly of Swan Quarter, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Born in Hyde County, North Carolina, April 13, 1927, he was the son of the late Whitfield and Ida Jones Williams. He was married to Christine Gibbs Williams, who preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2005. They had celebrated their 50th anniversary on May 6, 2004. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War, and spent most of his working years with C.G. Willis Inc., where he retired as a tug boat captain after 36 years of service. He was a former member of the Swan Quarter Odd Fellows Group, Swan Quarter Lions Club and the Hyde Calvary Presbyterian Church in Swan Quarter, but had attended Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church since moving to Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Williams Family Plot in Soule Cemetery. The Rev. Phillip Boykin will officiate. Surviving are a son, Whit Steven Williams, his girlfriend, Hope Sadler and her daughter, Alexis Brown of Greenville; two daughters, Telita W. Matkins and her husband, Alan, of Greenville; and Luerain W. Buck and her husband, Scott, of Greenville; two sisters, Stella W. Hurst of Chocowinity and Odessa W. Jarvis of Swan Quarter; grandchildren Christy Buck, Taylor Matkins and Jayson Matkins. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Richard Buck, and two brothers, Odell Williams and Ira Williams. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Hyde County Chapter, Veterans of Foreign Wars, c/o Jim Gurganus, treasurer, P.O. Box 4, Swan Quarter, NC 27885. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and other times at the home of Mrs. Jean Williams, 1554 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, N.C.  (Greenville Daily Reflector - Monday, January 16, 2006)

WILLIAMS, Ira Dixon

SWAN QUARTER - Ira Dixon WILLIAMS, 73, died Friday, October 18 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in Hyde County on May 22, 1929, he was the son of the late Whitfield and Ida Jones Williams.  He attended the former Swan Quarter High School, served in the U.S. Army for one enlistment and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served until his retirement as a technical sergeant after his 20 years service.  He was a member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at the family plot in Soule Cemetery.  The Rev. Candace A. Worth, the Rev. Richard Bartholomew and pastor Ken Davenport will officiate.  Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Air Force from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.  Surviving are his wife, Jean W. Williams; a daughter, Miriam W. Sawyer and husband Georgie of Scranton; three sons: Lt. Col. (USAF) Ira Dixon "Don" Williams, Jr. and wife Leray Taff of Niceville, Fla., Gary Layne Williams and wife Pamela Swanner of Greenville and Daryl Kent Williams and wife Kandy Britton of Seaboard; a brother, Herbert C. Williams and wife Christine of Greenville; two sisters: Stella W. Hurst of Chocowinity and Odessa W. Jarvis and husband Glyn of Swan Quarter; grandchildren: Eric W. Sawyer, Cheryl S. Keech and husband Stacey, Daniel H. Williams, Taylor K. Williams, Harley R. Williams, and Lauren Ashley Williams.  He was preceded in death by a grandchild, James Kendell Williams; a brother, Joseph Odell Williams and a sister, Eva Jones Gardner.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is serving the family.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 20, 2002; pg. 13A

WILLIAMS, Jacob

OCRACOKE - On Thursday, April 15th, Jacob WILLIAMS, age 66, passed away after having suffered for some time from heart trouble. Services were held at the Methodist Church with Rev. Robert L. Vickery, Jr. officiating. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Brittina W. Williams; four daughters: Mrs. Nina C. Williams, Mrs. Eva Rella Waller, Mrs. Maude T. Garrish, and Mrs. Vera E. Ballance, all of Ocracoke; and 9 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren; a son, Jones M. Williams of Staten Island, New York; a brother, David Williams of Ocracoke and brother, Claude Williams of Delaware. (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 23, 1954; pg. 1)

WILLIAMS, Jessie Allen

FAIRFIELD - Jessie Allen WILLIAMS, 86, died Tuesday, May 16 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at New Life Assembly of God in Engelhard with Revs. Azariah John Jeyakumar, Duane Campbell, and Charles Etheridge to officiate. State church officials the Revs. Charles Kelly and Charles Cookman will also participate. Burial will follow in Fulford Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home. The body is lying in state at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 18, 2000)

FAIRFIELD - Jessie Allen WILLIAMS, 86, died Tuesday, May 16, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on October 2, 1913, he was the son of the late Calvin Bishop and Dessie McKinney Williams. He lived in Hyde County most of his life where he worked as a heavy equipment operator in land development with Gilbert Gibbs, Westvaco Corp., First Colony Farms and also for a brief period with the NC Department of Forestry. He was an active member of New Life Assembly of God in Engelhard. Surviving are his wife, Alma Lewis Williams; two sons: Jessie C. Williams of Kilkenny Community, Fairfield and E. Greg Williams of Greenville; two daughters: Grace W. Watts of Rockford, Ill. and Wilma W. Berry of Creswell; two brothers: Harold Williams and Melvin Williams of Elizabeth City; two sisters: Alma W. Lewis of Elizabeth City and Rena Belle W. Gibbs of Engelhard; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceding Mr. Williams in death were a brother, Romulus Williams and a sister, Emma Gray Williams. Funeral services were held Friday at New Life Assembly of God. The Rev. Azariah John Jayakumar, Pastor, Rev. Duane Campbell, and the Rev. Charles Etheridge (former pastors), officiated. State church officials the Rev. Charles Kelly and the Rev. Charles Cookman also participated in the service. Burial was in Fulford Cemetery. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 21, 2000; pg. 12A)

WILLIAMS, Jones Martin

OCRACOKE, Nov. 7th - Jones Martin WILLIAMS, age 57, native of Ocracoke Island, died on Thursday, November 3rd, at Sea Level Hospital. Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God Church on Friday afternoon with Rev. Walter Whitaker and Rev. W.H. Hale officiating. Burial was in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Surviving Mr. Williams are his wife, Josephine Williams; a foster son, Jackie S. Wilson; a sister, Mrs. Fannie O'Neal of Ocracoke; three brothers: Caswell, Ben and Willie, all of Ocracoke. (The Coastland Times - Friday, November 11, 1955; pg. 3)

WILLIAMS, SR., Joseph C.

WASHINGTON, N. C.; Dec 27. - Joseph C. WILLIAMS of Swan Quarter was buried in Soule Cemetery Monday [December 22, 1946] following funeral services at the Providence Methodist Church. Mr. Williams, a resident of Swan Quarter for 40 years, died Sunday [December 21, 1946] of a heart attack. He was a member of Providence Methodist Church and had served on the board of stewards for many years. He had been engaged in farming the past 10 years. He was representative for an insurance company, and also devoted much of his time to farm activities in the interest of AAA. He also had served as school teacher, register of deeds, and in the banking and automobile sales and service fields. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis Gibbs: two sons, Joseph C. Williams Jr., and Nathaniel R. Williams, all of Swan Quarter. (The Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch - Friday, December 27, 1946; pg. 19) [Kindly submitted by Carol Lorraine Sutton]

WILLIAMS, Joseph Odell

SWAN QUARTER - Joseph Odell WILLIAMS, 68, a Swan Quarter native and long time resident of Wanchese, died Sunday at the Outer Banks Medical Center in Nag's Head. Born in Hyde County, he was the son of the late Whitfield and Ida Jones Williams. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and had retired as Supervisor in the sanitation department with the Town of Manteo early this year. He was a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Swan Quarter Baptist Church by the Rev. C. L. Reynolds and the Rev. Calvin Twiddy. Burial will follow in Soule, Cemetery. Surviving are two brothers, Herbert C. Williams and Ira D. Williams, both of Swan Quarter; three sisters, Stella Hurst of Grifton, Odessa W. Jarvis of Swan Quarter and Eva J. Gardner of Washington. The family received friends at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo, Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. and will be at Bryan. Funeral Service in Swan Quarter, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and at other times at the Williams home place, Swan Quarter. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 19, 1993)

WILLIAMS, Larry Pierce

OCRACOKE - Larry Pierce Williams, 79, of the 200 block of Granby Park, Norfolk and Ocracoke Island, passed away April 9. Born on Ocracoke Island, Larry was the youngest of seven children by Lola Howard Wahab and Zinie Williams. He was a graduate of Ocracoke High School and East Carolina University. Larry began his teaching career in Wilmington, North Carolina and transferred into the Virginia Beach Public School system in 1954 as an English teacher. In the early 1960s, he began teaching drama and both developed and sponsored the school's award-winning drama department. He directed several annual main stage productions as well as the senior play. Larry was very active with the Virginia Beach Little Theatre, serving on its Board of Directors as well as directing many productions including The Glass Menagerie, Look Homeward Angel and Five Finger Exercise.  In 1977, Larry and his friend and partner Foy Shaw purchased The Island Inn & Dining Room on Ocracoke Island which they operated until 1990. The Inn was featured in numerous national publications during their proprietorship. The Island Inn served as the first public school on Ocracoke where Larry's parents both attended. Larry was a founding member of the Ocracoke Preservation Society and served as its first president. He brought back several Ocracoke traditions to the Island including beauty pageants and a July 4th parade. The July 4th parade and fireworks display is now a signature Ocracoke event. Larry is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Russell, Troy and Dallas; and sisters Eunice Natalie Williams, Janice Bowers and Melba Johnson. Larry leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and two great, great nephews. Larry will be greatly missed and always remembered by his family, friends and dog Maggie. He was a life-long member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday May 2nd at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Internment will be private and held at the Howard-Wahab Family Cemetery. Friends are invited to the Wahab House after the service to share memories and celebrate Larry William's life. Twiford Funeral Home in Chesapeake, Virginia is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 12, 2009; pg. 10A)

WILLIAMS, Lena Jennette

SCRANTON - Lena Jennette WILLIAMS, 82, of Route 2, and most recently a resident at Cross Creek health Car Center in Swan Quarter, died Monday, March 31, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County, September 18, 1914, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Lydia Alcox Jennette. She was the widow of Carroll H. Williams who died in 1995 and was a member of Swan Quarter Christian Church. Surviving are a brother, Leon Jennette of Richmond, Va.; three sisters: Stella Schlieser of Richmond, Ardath Williams of Scranton, and Annie Belle Smithwick of Belhaven. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by brothers: Bee Jennette, Will Jennette, Arthur Jennette, Monroe Jennette, and George Jennette; and sisters: Florida J. Williams, Ruby J. Williams, and Pearl J. Brinn. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Rafael Farrow, Jr. will officiate. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 1, 1997; pg. 8A)

WILLIAMS, Louie Dell O'Neal

HENDERSONVILLE, TN. - Louie Dell WILLIAMS, 82, died Monday, October 30. A native of Hyde County, she was born in Ocracoke to the late Walter C. and Armeda O'Neal. Mrs. Williams was a housewife and member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Norma Rae Preston of Panama City Beach, Florida; 2 granddaughters and 1 great-granddaughter. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 3, at 2 p.m. at Ocracoke UMC with the Rev. J. Allen Lovell officiating. A private burial will follow. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 2, 1995; pg. 10A)

WILLIAMS, Lynn Lucretia

SCRANTON - Lynn Lucretia WILLIAMS, 16, of Scranton, died Thursday, April 27, in the Pungo District Hospital at Belhaven following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Hawaii on April 1, 1979, she was the daughter of Dudley Scott Williams and Lucy Vinson Crosby. Lynn was a sophomore student at Mattamuskeet School where she was active in the athletic department playing basketball, tennis and volleyball. She was a member of the Mattamuskeet band and was active in the Calvary/Providence youth group. Surviving are her father and step-mother, Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Scott "Buster" Williams of Scranton; her mother, Mrs. Lucy Vinson Crosby of Brunswick, Georgia; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Florence Williams Abele of Baxley, Georgia; two sisters: Tina Williams of Atlanta, Georgia, and Linda Kay G. Jarvis of Scranton; and a brother, D.J. Gibbs of the home. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the family plot in St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Sladesville community, with the Rev. George Abele to officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 30, 1995)

WILLIAMS, Macon Edward
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1990; pg. 7A

WILLIAMS, Margaret Roper

Mrs. Margaret Roper WILLIAMS, 83, died in a Washington nursing home Monday following a critical illness of five months. Mrs. Williams was born at Engelhard June 10, 1887, daughter of the late William Franklin and Susan Jarvis Gibbs Roper. She was married to Clifton Carroll Williams of Hyde County on July 3, 1909. He died April 8, 1949. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. G. Vernon (Marjorie) Freeman of Washington. Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Paul Funeral Home in Washington Wednesday at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Horace S. Garris, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, and Dr. Raymond L. Alixander, pastor of the First Christian Church. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery. The following were active pallbearers: Hugh Kemp, Tom Spencer, Danny Boyd, Guy T. Swindell, W. Dorsey Welch and Ezra Denton. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Clark Rodman, Dr. C.D. Patrick, Dr. Henry Stephenson and Dr. J. Frank Duke. (Unknown newspaper dated April 1971)

WILLIAMS, Martha Cullifer

CHESAPEAKE - Martha Cullifer WILLIAMS, 86, formerly of Orville Avenue, went to be with the Lord June 6, 2003. A native of Hyde County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late John William and Rhoena Harris Cullifer and the widow of Hubert Earl Williams. She was a member of Elizabeth River Baptist Church, Chesapeake.  She is survived by three daughters: Iris Gurganus and husband Jimmy of Williamsburg, Marcia Forbes and husband Reggie of Old Trap, N.C., and Judy Morin and husband Bob of Virginia Beach; a son, Hubert D. ``Bud'' Williams of Phoenix, Ariz.; 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be held today at 7 p.m. in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, with the family visiting with friends immediately following the service. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Belhaven Community Cemetery, Belhaven, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, June 9, 2003)

WILLIAMS, Mary Frances Carter

PORTSMOUTH, VA. - On Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2002, at approximately 12:40 a.m. at Maryview Medical Center, Mary Frances Carter WILLIAMS, took the hand of our precious Lord and was led home. Mary was born Sept. 20, 1919 in Fairfield, Hyde Co., N.C. to the late Lewis and Almeda Carter. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Charlie L. Williams. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, six sons: Benjamin, Charles, Lorenzo, Alphonso, Andrew, Vernon and William Lewis Williams; daughters-in-law: Doris and Janice Williams; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be a wake service where the family will receive visitors and friends today at 7 p.m. at New First Baptist Church, Taylorsville, in Portsmouth. A homecoming service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. James Wood presiding, and eulogy by the Rev. Gregory Yancy. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with Corprew Funeral Home in Portsmouth in charge. (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, February 15, 2002)

WILLIAMS, Mattie S.

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Mattie S. WILLIAMS, 97, of Cheaspeake and formerly of Portsmouth, Va., died March 28 in a Chesapeake hospital. Mrs. Williams was born in Hyde County and was the widow of Ray V. Williams. Survivors included her sister, Eunice S. Kemp of Virginia Beach; two granddaughters: Susan F. Phelps of Chesapeake and Bonnie F. Baldwin of Warrenton, Va.; a grandson-in-law, Elton T. Phelps also of Chesapeake; and a great-granddaughter. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial Park by the Rev. James W. Ward. Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 30, 1993)

WILLIAMS, SR., Mayhew Clafton

Mayhew Clafton WILLIAMS, SR., 76, of 5147 Piney Woods Road, Fairfield, died Thursday morning, November 16, 2006, at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter where he had been a patient recently.  Born in Hyde County, October 9, 1930, he was the son of the late George Clafton and Malvina Wahab Williams. He served in the U. S. Army in Germany and also completed his high school education while in the service, spent his working years as a commercial fisherman and retired due to health reasons several years ago.  A memorial service for family and close friends will be held Saturday at Bryan Funeral Service. Mike Wheeler will officiate.  Surviving are his friend and companion, Joanne S. Best; two sons, Mayhew C. (Buddy) Williams of Scranton and Elwood L. Williams of Ponzer; three daughters, Marilyn (Bit) W. Cahoon of Swan Quarter, Laura Ann W. Perry of Jamesville, Elaine Best Hamill of Fairfield; three brothers, Ralph Williams and Willie Williams of Scranton and Sammie Williams of Swan Quarter; two sisters, Madeline W. Sheppard of Chesapeake, Va. and Naomi W. Spivey of Portsmouth, Va.; fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren & one great-great grandchild.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, November 18, 2006)

WILLIAMS, Melinda Jean Hoggard

HAMPTON - Melinda Jean Hoggard Williams, 54, a native of Ocracoke, N.C., and 38-year resident of Hampton, passed away at home on Sunday, May 31, 2009.  She was a bookkeeper for various area businesses for 35 years. She was an active member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Hampton and a member of the Chancel and Handbell Choirs. She also found great joy in being a longtime member of the Kitchen Crew, as she loved to cook and serve others.  "Jean" is survived by her husband, Dallas Kemp Williams Jr.; son, Eric Kemp Williams and his wife, Diana and their son, J.R. of Yorktown, Va.; parents, Fletcher C. and Merian B. Hoggard; sister, Kathy O'Neal and her husband, David and their son, Fletcher and daughter, Rachel all of Ocracoke; and a multitude of close family and friends.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A Celebration of Jean's life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1509 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton.  The family offers a special thank you to the staff of VA Oncology Associates and Heartland Hospice, for all of their loving care.  Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA.  (Daily Press [Hampton, VA] - Wednesday, June 3, 2009)

WILLIAMS, SR., Millard Nelson

OCRACOKE - Millard Nelson WILLIAMS, SR., 57, died Sunday, March 18, at his residence. Mr. Williams was a native of Ocracoke, the son of the late Philmore and Annie Williams Williams. He was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He was retired from the Corps of Engineers and was employed by the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation. He served in the U.S. Army. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Beverly Ann Williams of Nags Head; one son, Millard Nelson Williams, Jr. of Elizabeth City; two sisters: Carrie Styron and Annie Moore Styron, both of Ocracoke; one brother, Dave Thomas Williams of Edgewater, Florida. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Wednesday, March 21, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Jefferson Davis. Burial will follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 20, 1990)

WILLIAMS, Milon Daniel

OCRACOKE - Milon Daniel WILLIAMS died Friday, December 3 at his residence. Mr. Williams, a native of Ocracoke, was retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation and was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Jordan W. and Elida Howard Williams and the widower of Nina Williams Williams. He is survived by a daughter, Lydia Spencer of Ocracoke; five grandchildren: Nancy Gaskins, Christine Candler, Sarah Harris, Jakie Spencer and Elaine Spencer; five great-grandchildren: Warren, Brad, Wendy, Serina and Tanya; one great-great-grandchild, Jamie; and two step-great-grandchildren: Brittany and Austin. Funeral services were held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 5 with the Rev. Keith Sikes officiating. Burial followed in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 7, 1999; pg. 11A)

WILLIAMS, Myrtle Blanch Armstrong

Myrtle Blanch Armstrong Williams, 78, of 102 Ranch Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, died Friday, February 13, 2009 at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Williams, a native of Hyde County, was the daughter of the late Edward Dewey Armstrong and Annie Belle Spencer Armstrong, and was the wife of Melvin Wright Williams of the residence. She had worked as a seamstress at Supak and was a member of Elizabeth City Church of Christ. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Patsy Williams DeGroot of Murfreesboro, NC and Barbara Ann Williams of the residence; two sons, Larry Wright Williams and wife Toni of Glouster, VA and Mark Weymouth Williams and wife Nancy of Elizabeth City, NC; two sisters, Milford Dunbar-Watkins of Virginia Beach, VA; and Marjorie Rose of Stumpy Point, NC; a brother, Dennis Armstrong of Elizabeth City, NC; ten grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by two sisters and a brother. Funeral services will be Monday, February 16, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Elizabeth City Church of Christ with Minister Greg Biggs officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 3:30 PM at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

WILLIAMS, Nathaniel Reuben

SWAN QUARTER - Nathaniel Reuben "Nat'' WILLIAMS, 69, died Jan. 30, 1998, at home. Mr. Williams was born in Swan Quarter, N.C., son of the late Joseph C. and Nita H. Williams. He was an Army veteran, a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 151 A.F.&A.M. and Providence Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Eva Jones Williams; his son, N. Reuben Williams Jr. and his wife, Alesia, of Suffolk; and his grandson, Nathaniel R. "Nate'' Williams III. A graveside funeral, with Masonic rites, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in South Quay Baptist Church by the Rev. Louis Venable. Memorial donations may be made to the the church's Cemetery Fund, 9617 South Quay Road, Suffolk, Va. 23437, or Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, Va. 23507. Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge. (Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, January 31, 1998; pg. 6B)

SWAN QUARTER - Nathaniel R. WILLIAMS, 69, of Suffolk, Va., formerly of Swan Quarter, died Jan. 30. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home in Franklin, Va. (The News & Observer (Charlotte) - Saturday, January 31, 1998)

WILLIAMS, Nina C.

OCRACOKE - Nina C. WILLIAMS, 78, of Ocracoke, died April 29 in a Greenville hospital. Mrs. Williams, a native of Ocracoke, was a daughter of the late Jacob and Brittina Williams Williams. Mrs. Williams was the wife of Milan Williams of the home and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker. Beside her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Lydia Spencer of Ocracoke; three sisters: Vera Ballance, Eva Waller, and Maude Garrish, all of Ocracoke; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A church service will be conducted Tuesday, May 1, in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Jefferson David. Burial will follow in the Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 1, 1990)

WILLIAMS, SR., Olian Riggs

Mr. Olian Riggs Williams, Sr., age 89, a resident of 94 Hodges Road, Scranton, NC died Monday July 19, 2010 at Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday July 22, 2010 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven officiated by Linwood Adams. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery. Micole W. Izaguirre, Rey Izaguirre, Mikey Williams, Tré Williams, Brianna Williams, John Hagen, III, River Spencer and Ronnie Swindell will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Williams was born in Hyde County on June 20, 1921, son of the late Jodie Columbus Williams and Julia Radcliff Williams. He served his country in the U.S. Army. On September 25, 1943, he married the former Christine Hodges who survives. Mr. Williams was a farmer his entire life and was a member of Scranton Christian Church.  In addition to his wife, Christine Williams, of the home, he is survived by his son: Olian R. Williams, Jr. and his wife, Eunice of Scranton; his daughter-in-law: Annette Williams; his grandchildren: Micole Williams Izaguirre and her husband, Rey; Michael (Mikey) Williams, Jr. and his wife, Melody Jo; Brianna Shea Williams and her husband, John Hagen, III, and Olian R. Williams, III (Tré); his great grandchildren: Jonathon River Spencer, AnnaLee Rae Izaguirre, Alex Michael Izaguirre, and Edward Brandt Williams; his two nephews: Ray Mitchell Spencer and Franklin Williams and a special friend of the family and loving caregiver: Joyce Russell.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son: Michael R. Williams, Sr. and a granddaughter: Christie Le-Ann Williams.  The family will receive friends 6:30-8:00 PM on Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home located at 94 Hodges Road, Scranton.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to be serving the Williams Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

WILLIAMS, Patsy Gaskins

Patsy Gaskins Williams, 85, of Kill Devil Hills, formerly of Ocracoke, died Sunday, May 11, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Ocracoke and was the widow of Millard Nelson Williams.  Mrs. Williams is survived by two sons, Lawrence Olin Simpson and wife, Lisa of Kill Devil Hills and John Edward Simpson of Ocracoke; four grandchildren, John Eric Simpson, Christopher Lawrence Simpson, Kyle Simpson, and Laura Simpson; and a step-granddaughter, Katie Heroux.  A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Ocracoke Community Cemetery by the Rev. Ivey Belch.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

WILLIAMS, Pinta D.

OCRACOKE - The death of Pinta D. WILLIAMS, age 43, on Monday morning, January 4th, was a great shock and sorrow to his friends here. Mr. Williams suffered a severe heart attack while at Green Island Club, where he had been acting as a hunting guide. He had just returned to the clubhouse from putting hunters in a blind at 7:41 a.m. when he became ill and died 15 minutes later. He was the son of the late Alice and David Williams. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wilma Austin Williams of Ocracoke; one daughter, Mrs. Alice Belle Williams and one grandchild, Anne Denise Williams of Patuxent River, Maryland; two sisters: Mrs. William Warren of Norfolk and Mrs. Addie Williams of Ocracoke; two brothers: Jasper Williams of Baltimore, Maryland and Dallas Williams of Ocracoke. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday by Rev. Robert Vickery of Ocracoke Methodist Church. He was a civic leader in the Ocracoke community, a member of the Civic Club, owner and operator of the Ocarcoke Electric and Gas Appliance Co., a well-known hunting guide, and owner also of a shrimping fishing boat. (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 8, 1954; pg. 1)

WILLIAMS, Roger

SCRANTON - Roger WILLIAMS, 62, died Thursday, October 31 at Pungo District Hospital in belhaven.  Born in Beaufort Co. on June 2, 1940, he was the son of the late Junius and Mabel Smith Williams.  He was a retired oil barge captain for the Morania Corp.  He was a member of Eunice Chapel Church of Christ.  Surviving are his wife, Cottie Garrish Williams; a daughter, Marcie Louise Williams of the home; two step-sons: Joey H. Smith and wife Beth of San Jose, California and H. Keven Smith and special friend Roni Collier of Engelhard; two sisters: Anna Dooley of Garner and Dot Leigh and husband Pat of Belhaven; and sister-in-law, Joyce Williams of Belhaven.  He was preceded in death by brothers Reuben and Billy Williams and a sister, Louise Keech.  A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Eunice Chapel Church of Christ.  Michael Swindell and Lemmie Davenport will officiate.  Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is serving the family.  (The Coastland Times (Issued Sunday, November 3, 2002; pg. 6A)

WILLIAMS, Roma Hilda McKinney

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Roma Hilda McKinney WILLIAMS, 80, of the 700 block of Gainsborough Court, Chesapeake, a retired sales woman died November 12, 1989, in Chesapeake General hospital. Mrs Williams, a native of Fairfield, Hyde Co., NC, had retired from Ames & Brownley department store. She was a member of South Norfolk Church of Christ. Mrs Williams was a past president and current historian of Cambridge Square Senior Citizens Club; Great Bridge Senior Citizens Club; and a former member of Indian River Senior Citizens Club. She was a former member of Rebekah's South Norfolk Chapter. She was the widow of Henry Carroll Williams, who died November 20, 1940, from Hyde Co. NC. Survivors include four daughters, Hilda Williams Stewart of Chesapeake, Claudette Williams Anderson and Bernice Davis, both of Virginia Beach, VA, and Edna Dewald of Victoria, VA; a brother, Romulus Oscar McKinney of Virginia Beach, VA; Mrs Williams was preceded in death by two brothers; Harold Ellis McKinney and Grafton Odette McKinney. The funeral was conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday in South Norfolk Church of Christ, Chesapeake, VA, by the Rev. John Keane and the Rev. Ted Clifton. Burial was in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, VA. Friends joined the family from 7 to 9 PM at the Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk, and at other times at 513 Rose Wood Terrace, Chesapeake, VA. (The Virginian Pilot - November 13, 1989) [Submitted by Morris McKinney]

WILLIAMS, Sam Keach
The Coastland Times - Friday, Sept. 28, 1962; pg. 5

WILLIAMS, Sherman Arliss

Mr. Sherman Arliss Williams, age 77, a resident of 450 Dallas Paul Rd., Belhaven, died Wednesday August 15, 2012 at Vidant Pungo Hospital.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday August 18, 2012 at Sidney Free Will Baptist Church and will be conducted by Rev. David Pooser. Burial will follow in Smithton Cemetery. James Edward Paul, William Dallas Paul, Jr., Maurice Ray Paul, Douglas Gregory Paul, Danny S. Slade and Danny Woolard will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Williams was born in the Lake Landing community of Hyde County to the late Timothy and Mildred Edna Nixon Williams. On December 28, 1957 he married Evelyn Marie Paul who survives. He was a graduate of Engelhard High School and was an operating engineer in Richmond, Virginia for many years. Mr. Williams served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Local Union 147, Masonic Lodge Atlantic 0294 and Sidney Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife Evelyn Williams of the home, two sons, Timothy Williams and wife Lisa of Virginia Beach, VA and granddaughter, Alaina Williams and Robert Williams of Belhaven and grandson, Bobby Williams and granddaughter, Morgan Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Bevery Williams Selby.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday August 17, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Williams family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

WILLIAMS, Shirley Midyette

Mrs. Shirley Midyette Williams, 83, of Snow Hill and formerly of Swan Quarter, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Snow Hill with Harold Church officiating. Mrs. Williams was born in Hyde County on April 15, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Carroll and Bettie Midyette. She was married to David Otis Williams, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and retired seamstress. She had been one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for more than 50 years. Survivors include two daughters, Georgia Phillips of the home and Debra Shirey of Snow Hill; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Maxton Ray Midyette, and one sister, Dora Dean Greene.  Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory, Goldsboro.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, June 24, 2006)

WILLIAMS, Steve Craig

ENGELHARD - Steve Craig WILLIAMS, 45, died early Wednesday, April 12 in the emergency room of Pungo District Hosptial in Belhaven. Born in Beaufort County December 16, 1954, he was the son of Eris Dail Cahoon Williams and the late Bernie Carrow Williams. He was married to the former Rosalee Dalton and had worked as a correctional officer with Hyde Correctional Institution since 1996. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a step-son, Bradford Voliva of Belhaven; a step-daughter, Aleta Voliva Gibbs of Washington; two brothers: Daniel A. Williams of Pinetown and Glen B. Williams of Goldsboro; a sister, Cathy W. Clayton of Belhaven; and 2 step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at the Williams family plot in Fulford Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Bartholomew and Phil Emmert will officiate. The family will receive friends at the home and the body will lie in state at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter prior to being moved for the funeral service on Sunday. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 13, 2000; pg. 10A)

WILLIAMS, JR., William Joseph

William Joseph Williams, Jr.,90, of 1850 Newlands Road, Fairfield, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at his home after a long illness.  Born in Hyde County, November 15, 1921, he was the son of the late William Joseph and Carrie Jones Williams.  He was married to Merdie Ballance Williams who preceded him in death in 1979.  He served in the U. S. Army during World War II, was a lifelong farmer and a member of the former Fairfield Baptist Church.  He was an avid basketball fan, enjoyed playing his harmonica, dancing and singing.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Fairfield Christian Church.  Ray Everton, Pastor and Leon Williams will officiate.  Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery.  Surviving are a son, Joey Ben Williams and his wife, Diana of Fairfield; a daughter, Sue W. Mann and husband, Tom of Fairfield; a step-son, Hattan Watson, Jr. and wife, Carol of Littleton; two step-daughters, Carolyn Land and husband John of Napierville, IL and Glenda Watson Malkuch of Buxton; grandchildren, Connie W. Gibbs and husband, Christian and Jason Williams and wife, Susan, Thomas Mann and Taylor Mann all of Fairfield; great-grandchildren, Scarlette and Holden Williams, Sara and Grant Gibbs all of Fairfield; step-grandchildren, Randy Watson of Greenville, Mike Watson of Grimesland, Andrea Higgins of Oak Forest, IL, Steve Land of Oswego, IL, Kathy Land of Napierville, IL, Todd Watson of Greenville, WI, Charlie Herina of Swan Quarter, Dawn Wescott and Colleen Freye both of Buxton; 16 step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a step-son and his wife, Nelson and Frances Watson; brothers, Macon, Daniel, Fred, Luther and Clay Williams; sisters, Laura Bratcher, Lillian Horrath, Cherry Selby, Margaret Sexton, Rena Bell Williams and Francis Herdliska.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter on Tuesday, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of Joey Ben and Diana Williams, 1966 Newlands Road, Fairfield.  (Bryan Funeral Home)

WILLIAMS, SR., William Wallace

VIRGINIA BEACH - William Wallace WILLIAMS, SR., 73, of the 800 block of Crepe Myrtle Lane, a retired carpenter, died Feb. 24, 1995, in Virginia Beach. Mr. Williams was born in Hyde County, N.C. He retired from J.G. Horton & Son Construction, was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Doris "Lucille'' Williams; four daughters, Cynthia Louise Fretwell of Lake Butler, Fla., Susie Jayne Shaw of Cogan Station, Pa., and Tammy Doris Dirks and Sharon Lynn Jordan, both of Virginia Beach; a son, William Wallace Williams, Jr. of Virginia Beach; a sister, Rosa Lee Ross of Kinston, N.C.; two brothers, James Arden Williams of Richland, N.C., and Kelly Williams of Georgia; and 15 grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church, 4832 Haygood Road, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Earnest Roebuck. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C. Friends will be recieved from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Flowers may be delivered to Altmeyer Funeral Home today from 3 to 5 and after 7 to the church. (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, February 26, 1995; pg. 6B)

WILLIAMS, Willis

Willis Williams, 54, died at Duke Hospital Monday and was buried Tuesday in the Belhaven Community Cemetery following services at the Paul Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. David G. Brown, Jr. of Plymouth.  He resided in Belhaven where for many years he had been employed by the Belhaven Fish and Oyster Co.  He was the husband of Mrs. Nora Daniels Williams.  He was a native of Hyde County, the son of Nancy Jean and John W. Williams.  He is survived by one son, Willis Williams; one daughter, Mrs. W.T. McDaniels of Childersburg, Ala.; four grandchildren; two brothers: John of Warwick, Va. and Sidney of San Diego, Calif.; four sisters: Mrs. R.S. Cox of Engelhard, Mrs. J.M. Fox and Mrs. H.B. Scott of Rocky Mount, and Mrs. Harvey Jordan of Belhaven.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, July 24, 1959; pg. 7)

WILLIAMS, Wilma Austin

SUFFOLK, VA. - Wilma Austin WILLIAMS, 81, of Canterbury Crest Lane, Suffolk, Va., died July 15, at her residence. Mrs. Williams was a native of Corolla, resident of Ocracoke most of her life, and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Wesley and Mrs. Isabell Barnett Austin and the widow of Pinta David Williams. She is survived by one daughter: Alice W. Clark of Suffolk; one sister: Ruby Garrish of Ocracoke; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A church service will be held Tuesday, July 17, at 1 p.m. in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Clyde Denny. Burial will follow in the Williams family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests contributions may be made to the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. (The Coastland Times - 1990)

WILLIAMSON, Charles Pratt Jr.

SYMPATHY NOTE - We express our sympathy as we remember the life of Pratt Williamson, Jr. who died this past week in Nash County where he had lived for many years.  Pratt, Jr. was the son of the late C. Pratt and Mildred Williamson and grew up in Swan Quarter, served in the military service and had lived in Rocky Mount for many years.  Among his cousins who survive is Nancy Stotesbury Cook who attends Soule Church when in the county with her husband, Phillip.  They live in Gaston, N. C. and maintain a home at New Holland.  (Soule Church Newsletter)  [NOTE:  Pratt was born in Beaufort Co., NC on Jan. 15, 1936 to Charles Pratt Williamson, Sr. (1907-1977) & Mildred (Tugwell) Williamson (d. Oct. 15, 1966).]

Charles Pratt Williamson, Jr., of Rocky Mount died Monday May 9, 2011 at home.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 21, 2011 at the family plot at Soule Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

THE FUNERAL SERVICE for Charles Pratt Williamson, Jr. originally of Swan Quarter, and in later years Rocky Mount, will be held at the gravesite in Soule Cemetery on Saturday, May 21st at 11:00 a.m.  He will be buried next to his father who served Hyde County as funeral director for many years.  (Soule Church Newsletter update)

WILLIAMSON, Isabelle Gibbs Daniel

Isabelle Gibbs Daniel WILLIAMSON, 90, long time resident of Swan Quarter, died at her family home in the Middletown community of Hyde County on Monday morning, March 28, 2005.  She was the widow of Erasmus "Ras" A. Daniel of Washington and had two daughters by their marriage: Isabelle Daniel Homes and the late Mary Long Beasley.  Mrs. Williamson was also the widow of Pratt Williamson of Swan Quarter.  She was a life-long member of St. George's Episcopal Church at Lake Landing and attended the Providence United Methodist Church when living in Swan Quarter.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday in St. George's Episcopal Church at Lake Landing. The Reverend James Lupton will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  In addition to her daughter Isabelle, she is survived by 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Garland Homes, Jr., Ras Homes, Richard Homes, Lee D. Tankard, Jr., John Tankard and Alston Tankard.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service.  (The Coastland Times  - Tuesday, March 29, 2005; pg. 6A)

WILLIAMSON, Lizzie

Upon request of the bereaved husband, in my weak way, I will attempt to write a few words in memory of our dear sister in Christ, Mrs. Lizzie WILLIAMSON. She was born on March 6, 1851 and departed this life March 4, 1918, making her stay on earth two days less than 67 years. Her childhood days were spent during the cruel civil war, when opportunities did not visit every one's door. But while very young she married Greene Caraway [Carawan] who was a school teacher, and she went to school to him and obtained some learning.

After the birth of two children her husband died leaving her to live a widow's life for a few years. She was then married on January 2, 1879 to L.T. Williamson, with whom she lived until her death. He also had two children which she helped to raise to her credit. To this union seven children were born who are all living and mourning the loss of their mother. About the date 1898, she united with the Primitive Baptist church at Goose Creek Island. She lived a faithful member until death, always filling her place and answering to her name unless providentially hindered, also visiting the homes and inquiring after the welfare of the members, and never being any more happy than when talking of the goodness and mercies of the Lord or singing songs in His praise. How she did enjoy to hear Jesus proclaimed from the pulpit and the communion of the Saints! There was never any trouble brought against her in the church. She was a peacemaker, rather than a peace breaker. Her words of counsel were always laden with love and tenderness rather than reproach. To know her was to love her as a Christian. She bore her suffering in a Christian manner, never complaining at, nor doubting the justice of her God, confident He would put no more on her than she was able to bear. She saw much trouble all her days and did much suffering during her last few years on earth. But we were led to believe that all her suffering ended at the grave and that it is now her happy lot to rejoice around the throne of the Lord. "Oh, death, where is thy sting? Oh, grave where is thy victory?"

All was done for her that skilled physicians and loving hands of relatives and friends could do, but the Lord needed her and he called her away to Himself. It is our part to submit and say, "His will be done." No earthly power can stay the scythe of the grim reaper--death. She was conscious of her condition through to the last moment, asking her children and friends not to mourn over her. While we know it is all well with her, in our weakness we have to yield to the flesh. She passed away without a struggle, the cold icy hand having gradually closed its clutches about her body. But we triumph in the fact that he cannot reach the immortal soul. The writer visited her a few days before her death. Her testimony was clear, convincing and undaunted.

"She knew in whom she believed and was persuaded that He was able to keep her against that day." The testimony of all who knew her confirm the belief that she lived a true Christian life and died a triumphant death in the faith of her Lord. Truly, it may be said of her, "She wrought well and died in the hope of a blissful immortality." At the grave our loss was mourned by a host of relatives and friends. After a few words of comfort to the bereaved and mourning ones by our beloved Brother, James Potter, we gently laid her in the little grave, there to await the resurrection, when God will call her forth, clothed in that queenly robe and in that triumphant state, to sing praises around His great white throne forever and forever. To all who ministered to her comfort, loaned a helping hand, or inquired for her welfare during her sickness, death and burial, the relatives wish to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation. May the Lord direct us in the right way and enable us to walk therein. May He enable us to put our trust in Him and submit to His will and carry us safely home with our loved ones and all the redeemed.

[signed] Your brother in hope, J. M. Carawan

(Zion's Landmark - Primitive Baptist semi-monthly published in Wilson, N.C) - May 1, 1918) [Kindly submitted by Kathryn B. "Kitty" Humphries.]

Notes from John McGowan: The husband of Lizzie (Chadwick) Carawan Williamson was James Green Carawan (1840-1875), son of Mannan Carawan and 2nd wife Rebecca McGowan. He was a brother of William Alpheus Carawan.  James Green Carawan married Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Chadwick (1851-1918), d/o Southey Chadwick and Ellen Thomas. Ellen was married 2nd to Sylvester McGowan and she is buried in the McGowan Cemetery in Lowlands.  James G. & Lizzie Carawan had a daughter, Green Annah "Greenie" Carawan who married Robinson "Babe" Ireland.  After James G. died c. 1875, Lizzie married Lewis Tull Williamson (1851-1932). His first wife had been Martha Spencer, d/o John Spencer and Caroline McGowan (d/o Isaac McGowan & Dorcas Carawan).

WILLIS, Edna Gibbs

Edna Gibbs Willis, 89, of Morehead City, died Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Carteret General Hospital.  Ms. Willis was born May 28, 1922 in Hyde County to Thomas and Addie Payne Gibbs.  She worked as a Deputy Clerk of Court for Carteret County, retiring in 1999.  Edna was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Jackie Eure Sunday School Class.
    
SERVICES  
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, with the pastor, the Rev. Michael D. Frese, the associate pastor, the Rev. Joseph Franklin and the Rev. Dr. Billy Seate officiating.  The interment will be private.
    
SURVIVORS 
Daughters
     Sharon W. Guthrie and husband, Melvin, of Mill Creek
     Denise W. Range of Sea Gate
     Josette W. Swain and husband, Bill, of Greensboro
8 Grandchildren
9 Great-grandchildren
3 Great great-grandchildren
Numerous nieces and nephews as well as a large extended family.
In addition to her parents, a son-in-law, James C. Range, preceded her in death.
    
VISITATION 
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, February 10, 2012 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.  (Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory - Morehead City, NC)

WILLIS, Helena Williams

OCRACOKE - Helena Williams WILLIS, 88, died Monday, January 11 in a Greenville hospital. Mrs. Willis, a native of Ocracoke, was a retired innkeeper and waitress, and was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Arretta Fulcher Williams. Mrs. Willis is survived by three grandchildren: Lonnie Burrus of Ocracoke, Karen Lusk and Johnny Burrus, both of Snow Hill; 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Vance Ray officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 14, 1999; pg. 6A)

WILLIS, SR., Jack Carroll

Jack Carroll Willis, Sr. of Ocracoke died Thursday, May 8, at his residence.  He was 77.  A native of Ocracoke, Mr. Willis was the retired owner and operator of Jack's Store in Ocracoke, a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II.  He was the son of the late William G. and Masley Wahab Willis.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence McWilliams Willis, and his second wife, Annie Belle Bowen Willis.  Mr. Willis is survived by two sons: Jack C. Willis, Jr. of Ocracoke and Jay Dee Willis of Syracuse, Utah; two step-sons: Larry Bowen of Windsor and Arthur E. Bowen of Frankfort, Germany; one brother, Sigma V. Willis of Ocracoke; one grandchild; six step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Monday, May 12 at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clyde Denny and the Rev. Allen Lovell officiating.  Burial followed in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel - Thursday, May 15, 1997; pg. 4C)

WILLIS, Sigma Van

OCRACOKE - Sigma Van WILLIS, 69, died Tuesday, May 21 in the Albemarle Hospital.  He was born in Hyde County, son of the late Will Godwin and Malsey Wahab Willis.  He retired from the U.S. Army and was a magistrate with Hyde County.  He is survived by two nephews: Jack C. Willis, Jr. of Ocracoke and Jay Dee Willis of Wedgefield, S.C.; two great-nieces: Hailey Willis and Lynne Lacy; a great-great-niece, Jessica Lacy; and a great-great-nephew. Joshua Lacy.  Memorial service will be conducted Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 23, 2002; pg. 6A)

WILLIS, William Godwin
The Coastland Times - Friday, July 19, 1957; pg. 8

WILLOUGHBY, Annie Mason

CRESWELL - Annie Mason WILLOUGHBY, 91, died Friday, October 13 at Chowan Hospital in Edenton. Born in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Zion and Lilly Howard Mason and was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie H. Willoughby. Mrs. Willoughby was a retired clerk with Pritchett's Department Store and a member of the Creswell Baptist Church. Her family included her daughter, Cecellia White of Creswell. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 15 at 2 p.m. in the Creswell Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Azalea Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Cameron Byrd officiating. Arrangments by Maitland Funeral Home in Creswell. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 15, 2000; pg. 14A)

WILSON, Gladys Berry

MANTEO - Gladys Berry WILSON, 70, better known as "Gran", loved like a mother and grandmother by many, died Tuesday, May 23 at her home. She was born in Engelhard, the daughter of the late Cecil L. and Mabel Watson Berry. She was married to the late Willis L. Wilson, was a homemaker and a member of the Roanoke Acres Church of Christ. She is survived by four daughters: Betty W. Groce of Manteo, Nancy W. Powell of Manteo, Ginger Reber of Wanchese, and Lisa W. Moseley of Waverly, Va.; five sons: Billy Wilson, Charles Wilson, and Dave Wilson, of Manteo, Joe Wilson of Wanchese and Mikey Wilson of Goldsboro; one sister, Linda B. Pentecost of Wanchese; four brothers: Carroll Berry, Stafford Berry, Jimmy Berry, and Russell Berry, all of Manteo; 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo on Friday, May 26 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Kenneth McCrickard and the Rev. Travis Dowdy. Burial will follow at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 25, 2000; pg. 10A)

WINDLEY. Dr. Samuel

Dr. Samuel WINDLEY died at his home near Lake Landing in Hyde County on November 5th, age 59 years. He leaves a widow and four children. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, December 5, 1895; pg. 2; column 4) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

WINEKIN, Mildred L. Spencer

CHESAPEAKE. VA. - Mildred Louise WINEKIN, 77, died May 2. She was born in Fairfield, daughter of the late Herbert and Maude Gibbs Spencer. She was the widow of Paul F. Wineken, Jr. Mrs. Wineken had retired as a home care nurses' aide and was a member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, W. Eugene O'Neal and Ronnie L. Wineken, both of Chesapeake; two sisters: Doris Yates of Norfolk and Vivian Estes of Virginia Beach: six grandchildren: Kim Davis, Amy Chambers, Tracy Cleghorn, Marcie Gilbert, Bonnie Winekin, and Shelley Winekin; and seven grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Woodland Heights Baptist Church by Dr. Kenneth Barnes, Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday in Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel and at the residence at all other times. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 4, 1999, Page 5A)

WISE, Philip Craig

MANTEO - Philip Craig WISE, 34, of Manteo and formerly of Swan Quarter, died February 11 at his home. Born in Washington on July 21, 1965, he was the son of Robert Graham and Evelyn Wheeler Wise of Swan Quarter. He was married to the former Michelle Gibbs who preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Manteo High School and was a commercial fisherman. Surviving in addition to his parents are a son, Gregory Scott Wise of Swan Quarter and a sister, Celeste W. Brooks of Scranton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Swan Quarter Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Bartholomew and the Rev. Robert Crisp to officiate. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 15, 2000; pg. 12A)

WISE, Thomas M.

STUMPY POINT - Funeral services for Thomas M. WISE, 75 year old Stumpy Point resident, were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Stumpy Point Methodist Church by Rev. A.L.G. Stephenson. Graveside rites were conducted by the Mattakuskeet Masonic Lodge of Engelhard of which he was a member. Mr. Wise, who served in the Infantry in WW I, passed away at the veterans Hospital in Kecoughtan, Va. early Saturday after a confinement of several months. He was a fisherman most of his life, but for the past 15 years he ad been employed at the Norfolk Naval Base. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Wise of Stumpy Point; one sister, Mrs. Melton Hooper of Stumpy Point; three brothers: W.G. Wise of Stumpy Point, John M. Wise of New Bern and Will Wise of Norfolk, Va. (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 30, 1954; pg. 10)

WOMAC, Ulysses Levi "Mac"

OCRACOKE - Ulysses Levi "Mac" WOMAC, 77, died Monday, February 7 in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Mr. Womac served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 20 years. He was employed with the National Park Service for 17 years until his retirement. He is survived by three daughters: Debbie Bryan and Faye Womac, both of Ocracoke, and Juanita Harrell of Live Oak, Florida; 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with burial in the Community Cemetery. Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 10, 2000; pg. 10A)

WOODS, Laura Bell

Ms. Laura Bell Woods, 70, of 7845 N.C. Highway 94, Fairfield, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Community Cemetery, Fairfield.  Ms. Woods was born in Hyde County on March 19, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Myrtle L. Burrus and Charlie Woods. She had been employed as a housekeeper.  Survivors include two sons, Roy T. Woods of New York and Michael Woods of Raleigh; three sisters, Viola Woods of New York, and Carolyn McNeal and Myrtle Barrow, both of Fairfield; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Arrangements are by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, October 17, 2007)

WORTHMAN, Hazel Sadler

Mrs. Hazel Sadler Worthman, age 96, a resident of 120 Farm Lane, Washington, NC, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012 at Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter officiated by Rev. Charlie Greene. Travis Sadler, Bobby Harper, Charlie Jones, Adam Jones, Robbie Jay Ireland and Timothy Waters will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Worthman was born in Hyde County on April 26, 1915 to the late Charlie Robert Sadler and Sudie Pearl Harris. She was a 1931 graduate of Swan Quarter High School. On October 8, 1959, she married Richard Worthman, who preceded her in death on March 6, 1996. Mrs. Worthman worked as a private housekeeper for the Pritzker family of Osprey, Fla. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Osprey, Fla., and Chapter 3 of the D.A.V. Auxiliary of Sarasota, Fla. and had attended Wilkinson Church of Christ in Pantego.  Mrs. Worthman is survived by a daughter: Betty Arnold and husband Charles of Washington, NC, a stepdaughter: Karen Brewer of High Point, NC, two step sons: Edward Holland and Lamar Holland both of Florida, a brother: Travis Sadler of Washington, a sister: Lucille Jones of Engelhard, NC, two grandchildren: Charles G. Arnold and wife Dawn of Plymouth, NC and Jennifer Waters and husband Timothy of Washington, NC, four great grandchildren: Haylee Simpkins, David Simpkins, Scout Arnold and Kaiah Smith and other extended family in Cicero and Arcadia, Indiana.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Worthman is preceded in death by three brothers: Gaston B. Sadler, Robert Lee Sadler and Lindsey Sadler, and a sister: Kathleen McKinney.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home located at 120 Farm Lane, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Worthman family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

WREN, JR., Raymond Francis

OCRACOKE - Raymond Francis WREN, JR., 66, of Ocracoke, died Thursday, December 7, in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Born in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late Raymond Francis Wren, Sr. and Freda Schremmer Wren. He was the husband of Agnes Dudley Wren of the residence. Mr. Wren was a retired land surveyor for the state of Connecticut. Besides his wife, surviving are one daughter, Patricia W. Dzikot and husband Donald of Upton, Mass.; two sons: Michael Wren and wife Gisele of Rockyhill, Conn., and John Wren and wife Suzanne of Virginia Beach; one sister, Frances W. Grahn of Avon, N.C.; two foster brothers: Richard Tourville of Avon, Conn., and Lawrence Tourville of Las Vegas, Nev.; and 2 grandsons. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Ellen Vrijmoet. No services are planned. Donations may be made to Ocracoke Preservation Society Library Fund, Ocracoke, N.C. Twiford's Northside Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 10, 1995)

WRIGHT, Emma Berry

Emma Berry Wright, 79, of 8366 North Lake Rd, Fairfield and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at Vidant Pungo Hospital, Belhaven.  Born in Hyde County, October 18, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Otiva W. and Mildred Cuthrell Berry. She was married to Bobby Charles Wright who preceded her in death. She was a member of Laymen’s Home Missionary Movement. Mrs. Emma enjoyed painting, drawing and learning her family genealogy.  No services are schedule at this time.  Surviving are three daughters; Barbara W. Burrus of Grifton, NC, Patricia W. Webb of Wilson, NC and Amber W. Spencer and husband Derek of Fairfield, NC; a sister Jane B. Gibbs and husband Lefty of Fairfield, NC; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and her special niece and two nephews.  She was preceded in death by a son; Glenn Edward “Butch” Williams, Jr.; two sisters Ann Elizabeth Berry Gibbs and Julia Berry Alloggio.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the Cross Creek Health Care staff for their care and devotion.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

WRIGHT, Hannah Neal

ENGELHARD - Hannah Neal WRIGHT, a resident of Route #1, died Sunday, January 7, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Engelhard, she was the daughter of the late John Harvey and Cornelia Jordon Wright. She was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church. Surviving are her daughter, Sue Ellen O'Neal of Engelhard; a sister, Melba Neal Hall of Newport News, Va.; and a grandson, Robert Wayne O'Neal of Engelhard. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in the Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. The Rev. Albert Stuck and Steve Bryan will officiate. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 9, 1996)

WROBLESKI, Jean Glennon

OCRACOKE - Jean Glennon WROBLESKI, 71, died Friday, April 24 at her residence. Mrs. Wrobleski was born in Newark, N.J. and was the co-owner and operator of the Silver Lake Motel and restaurant in Ocracoke. She resided in Stanhope, N.J. for most of her life before moving to Green township, N.J. and then to Ocracoke. She was the daughter of Margaret Williams Glennon of Ocracoke and the late Jim Glennon, and the wife of Edward L. Wrobleski of the home. Besides her mother and husband, she is survived by one daughter, Peggy Wrobleski of Ocracoke; four sons: David and Daniel, both of Ocracoke, Edward of Stanhope, and William of Byram Township, N.J. and eight grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday (April 29), at 11 a.m. at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home in Tranquility, N.J. Burial will take place in the Tranquility Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater New Jersey Chapter, 1719 Route 10, E. Parsippany, N.J. Twiford's Funeral Home, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 28, 1998)

WYNN, Lanie Boyette

OCRACOKE - Lanie Boyette Wynn, 86, of Ocracoke died Monday, May 25, 2009 at her residence. Born in Wilson County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Clenon F. and Beulah Bass Boyette. She was an owner/operator of the Boyette House, a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, and an avid bridge player.  Ms. Wynn is survived by three sons, W,J. Wynn, III and wife Carolyn of Ocracoke, Jonathan Bass Wynn of Ocracoke, and Paul Boyette Wynn and wife Joan of Greenville, NC; a sister-in-law, Eloise Boyette of Daytona Beach, FL; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Wynn Cox; a sister, Jean B. Scarborough; and a brother, Clenon F. Boyette, Jr.  A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, May 29, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Joyce Reynolds.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

WYNNE, Mrs. Mary

Died near Lake Landing in Hyde County Thursday morning, 29th August, Mrs. Mary WYNNE, consort of R.I. Wynne. (North State Whig - Wednesday, September 11, 1850; pg. 3; column 1) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

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