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The Virginian-Pilot - January 26, 2003 - HERTFORD - Dorothy White Barbee, 96, of the 600 block of Gaston Drive, died Jan. 25, 2003. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. today at Hertford United Methodist Church. Swindell Funeral Home in Hertford is in charge.

Gates County Index - November 20, 2002 - COFIELD - Patricia Ann Bazemore, 55, a native of Hertford County, died Nov. 12, 2002 in her home.  Bazemore was the daughter of the late James Elbert Sr. and Ruby Daughtry Bazemore. She attended Bethlehem Baptist Church. A funeral was held Nov. 14, 2002 in Bethlehem Baptist Church by the Rev. Bob Skeens. Burial was in the Bazemore Family Cemetery.  Survivors include three sisters, Helen Bazemore of Cofield, Mary Rountree of Gatesville, Ruby Carter of Fayetteville; and a brother, Bobby Bazemore of Cofield.

Gates County Index - September 12, 2001 - GATESVILLE - Linda Warren Beamon, 58, a native of Hertford County, died Sept. 3, 2001 in Louise Obici Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Beamon was the daughter of the late Avis Jack and Reba Woodcox Warren, she was a homemaker and had been employed with Stewart Saw Works in Gatesville.  A graveside service was conducted Sept. 5, 2001 in Gatesville Cemetery by the Rev. William Clements. Survivors include her husband, Ray G. Beamon Sr; three daughters, Karen Beamon and Jennifer Beamon, both of Gatesville; and Sandra O'Del of Boise, Idaho; four sons, R. Gordon Beamon Jr, Joseph B. Beamon and Danny Beamon, all of Gatesville and John Beamon of Meridan, Idaho; two brothers, Kenny Warren of Engelhard and David Warren of Engelhard and David Warren of Ahoskie; and 10 grandchildren.

Gates County Index - December 26, 2001 - CORAPEAKE - Thurman Lee Bundy, Jr., 58, a native of Gates County, died December 18, 2001, in his home.  A funeral was conducted Thursday at Parker's United Methodist Church by the Rev. Terry Williams. Burial was in the church cemetery. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, is in charge.  Bundy was retired from the maintenance department of Newport News Shipyard.  Survivors include his wife, Annette Gibbs Bundy of Hertford; a daughter, Shelly Bundy of Hertford; and five grandchildren.

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Gates County Index - February 19, 2003 - TYNER - Allen Joseph "A.J." Chappell, 69, a native of Perquimans County, died Feb. 11, 2003, in Chowan Hospital.  Chappell was the son of the late Charlie Thomas Chappell and Eliza Boyce Chappell. He was a farmer.  A funeral was held Feb. 14, 2003 in Swindell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Chappell Family Cemetery.  Survivors include two sisters, Mildred C. King of Elizabeth City and Nina C. Byrum of Tyner; and a brother, Frank Chappell of Tyner. Swindell Funeral Home of Hertford was in charge of arrangements.

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The Virginian-Pilot - February 20, 2003 - HERTFORD - Alberta Hoffler Eason, died Feb. 14, 2003. A funeral will be held today at noon at the First Baptist Church, Hertford. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Gates County Index - March 5, 2003 - HERTFORD - Tommie W. Ellis, 90, a native of Chowan County, died Feb. 28, 2003 in Brian Care Center.  Ellis was the son of the late William and Mary Ann Dail Ellis. He was a farmer and formerly worked for Weyerhaeuser. He was a member of Calvary Pentecoastal Holiness Church.  Funeral services were held March 2, 2003 in Swindell Funeral Home Chapel with Ken Spivey officiating. Burial was in: Cedar Wood Cemetery.  Survivors include his wife, Maude Winslow Ellis.

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The Virginian-Pilot - February 22, 2003 - MOYOCK - Jasper J. Godfrey, age 92, of Moyock, NC, died Friday, February 21, 2003 in Sentara Barco Nursing Home. He was born in Perquimans, NC, son of the late Noah, and Katie Stallings Godfrey. Mr. Godfrey was a retired farmer and served in the U.S. Army.  He is survived by many nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 3:00 PM in Twifordís Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tom Suplee officiating. Burial will be in the Moyock Cemetery. The family will receive friends in lobby of the funeral home following the service. Twifordís Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Gates County Index - January 30, 2002 - PENSACOLA. Fla. - Mollie Riddick Hadwin, a native of Hertford, died Jan. 20, 2002, at her home. She was the widow of Travis Ray Hadwin Sr.A service was conducted Jan. 23, 2002 at Redeemer Lutheran Church by the Rev. Robert Rupp. Burial was in Barrancas National Cemetery. Oak Lawn Funeral Home, Pensacola, Fla., was in charge.  Mrs. Hadwin was a charter member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and School. After her retirement as church and school secretary for Redeemer Lutheran Church, she worked with the Council on Aging and the Foster Grandparents Program.  Survivors include a son, Travis Ray Hadwin of Pensacola; four daughters, Barbara Svigilin and Pat Risha Macbeth, both of Pensacola, Sue Trew of Claremont and Joan Guerin of Birmingham, Ala.; four sisters, Betty Baines of Gatesville, Priscilla Jones and Hannah Riddick, both of Suffolk, and Janice R. Fogarty of Knoxville, Tenn. 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Gates County Index - November 28, 2001 - HOBBSVILLE - William Hight Hobbs, 87, a native of Gates County, died November 14, 2001, at Chowan Hospital.  A funeral was conducted Saturday at Hobbsville Baptist Church by the Rev. Steve Loftus. Burial was in the church cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel was in charge.  Hobbs was a carpenter and a member of Hobbsville Baptist Church.Survivors include a sister, Maebelle Chappell of Hertford; and two brothers, Elliott W. Hobbs of Elizabeth City and A. Paige Hobbs of Hertford.

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The Virginian-Pilot - February 15, 2003 - HERTFORD - James Herman Jordan, 84, of the 300 block of Meads Loop, died Feb. 12, 2003. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Riddicks Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Belvidere. Stallings Memorial Chapel is in charge.

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The Virginian-Pilot - January 18, 2003 - BELVIDERE - Austin Gary McCotter, 3 months, died Jan. 16, 2003. A funeral will be today at 2:30 p.m. at Belvidere-Ryland Church of Christ. Swindell Funeral Home in Hertford is in charge.

The Virginian-Pilot - January 29, 2003 - HERTFORD - Warner Leafe Madre, 91, died Jan. 28, 2003. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Swindell Funeral Home.

Gates County Index - July 24, 2002 - HERTFORD - John Moody, 69, died July 13, 2002 in Albemarle Hospital. Moody has retired from United Airlines and was a member of Lebanon Grove Baptist Church.  A funeral was held July 20, 2002 in Lebanon Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Lycurgus Harrell officiating. Burial was in the Moody Family Cemetery. Survivors include a son, John A. Moody" of Hawthrone, CA; three daughters, Shelby Moody of Hertford, Alicia Moody of Los Angeles, CA and LaVerne Moody of Brooklyn, NY; one brother, Bennie Moody of Sumerset, NJ; one sister, Evelyn Rountree of Suthington, CT and eight grandchildren.

Gates County Index - December 5, 2001 - AHOSKIE - Nancy "Sis" Futrell Moore, a native of Hertford County, died November 30, 2001 at her residence.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Aulander, by the Rev. Elbert Lee. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hunter's Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.  Mrs. Moore was a member of Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Robert Moore of Manhattan, N.Y.; two sons, Christopher Moore and James Moore, both of Ahoskie; two daughters, Elsie Moore of Lewiston and Myra Moore of Ahoskie; her father, Charlie Futrell of Ahoskie; seven brothers, Thomas E. Futrell, James R. Futrell, Calvin Futrell, James A. Futrell, Roosevelt Robinson and William T. Futrell all of Ahoskie and James C. Futrell of Aulander; and seven sisters, Thelma Futrell, Geraldine F. Sessoms, and Better Futrell, all of Ahoskie, Elizabeth Liverman of Potecasi, Malinda Futrell of Manhattan, Mary Rose Crawford and Patricia Porter, both of Gates.

The Economist. Vol. V. No. 25, April 1, 1879 - Departed this life at the residence of her son, Rev. Seth Morgan, near E. City, on Monday, 25, inst, Mrs. Elizabeth Morgan, aged 96 years, Mrs. Morgan was the oldest white person in the county and up to her last illness, was able to attend to business.

The Economist - Vol. 12, No. 10, Tuesday, May 8, 1883 - Departed this life at his residence in Pasquotank co, May 5, in the blessed hope of a blissful immortality, Rev. Seth Morgan, in the 76, year of age. When a good man passes to his rest the living pay homage to his memory. It is well. They honor him and themselves. His memory is an incense. His life stimulates their virtue and men are made better, more charitable and more kind by the contemplation of it. Such was the life of the venerable and good man who has passed away from time into eternity. If a life of sincere devotion to duty, love and obedience to God, faithfulness to his fellow man, a strict observance of the golden rule, and a holy and blameless life, preferring others to himself, can claim God's favor, then Seth Morgan has received the bliss of the blessed. His humility was his strength. His meekness was his power. He was a strong minded man without the arrogance of intellect. Whoever told Seth Morgan a tale of distress without finding a heart in sympathy with human sorrow? A good man has gone to his rest. Let us cherish his memory and imitate his virtues and follow the example of his kindness which he has left to us as a legacy.

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The Virginian-Pilot - January 25, 2003 - HERTFORD - Audrey Lane Nixon, 81, of the 100 block of Weight Station Road, died Jan. 23, 2003. A funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.

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The Virginian-Pilot - February 6, 2003 - HERTFORD - Eunice M. Phillips, 85, formerly of Hertford, died Feb. 5, 2003. A funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Bethel Baptist Church. Swindell Funeral Home is in charge.

Gates County Index - November 28, 2001 - CHAPEL HILL - Gregory Wade Pierce, 46, a native of Hertford County, died November 19, 2001, in North Carolina Memorial Hospital.  A funeral was conducted Wednesday at Ahoskie Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Rodney Hollomon. Burial was in Ahoskie Cemetery. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, was in charge. Pierce was a sales audit manager with Belk Department Stores and was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Apex.  Survivors include his mother, Girien Wall Pierce of Eure; and a brother, Timothy Pierce of Ahoskie.

Gates County Index - January 15, 2003 - HERTFORD- John Edward Piland, 83, native of Gates County, died Jan. 6, 2003 in his home.  Piland was the son of the late Ike and Sophie Lassiter Piland. He worked with the former Towe Motor Company as an auto mechanic for 40 years and was a member of Hertford Baptist Church.  Graveside services were held Jan. 9, 2003 in Cedar Wood Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth MeNeill officiating.  Survivors include his wife Myrtle Hill Piland, a son John E. Piland Jr. of Clayton, NC; a sister, Maxie Lassiter of Gatesville; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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The Virginian-Pilot - January 19, 2003 - HERTFORD - Floyd Earl Riddick, 58, of the 200 block of Lazy Days Trail, died Jan. 17, 2003. A graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.

Gates County Index - September 12, 2001 - ELIZABETH CITY - Lloyd Emerson Rogerson, 78, a native of Perquimans County, died Sept. 7, 2001, in the Albemarle Hospital.  Rogerson is the son of the late Waldo Emerson Rogerson and the late Edna Madre Rogerson.  Rogerson was a retired commercial fisherman, a member of the VFW Post #6060 and a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy.  A graveside service was conducted Sept. 10, 2001 in the Memory Gardens Cemetery by the Rev. Tony Moore. Survivors include his wife, Lucy Russell Rogerson; one sister, Sara Sexton of Elizabeth City; a brother, Ray Waldo Rogerson of Leesburg, FL.

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Unknown newspaper - FORSYTH - William Thomas "Billy" Shean, a native of Perquimans County, died March 14, 2002. A funeral was held March 17, 2002 at Maynard Baptist Church with Dr. Marvin Lee officiating. Burial was in East Juliette Baptist Church Cemetery, Juliette, GA. Shean was the son of the late Thomas Howard Shean. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam and was a plantation manager. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Buchanan Shean; four sons, Bill Shean and Nick Shean, both of Plymouth and Gabe McClure and Matt McClure, both of Oakwood; three daughters, Amy Shean, of Plymouth; Alicia Shean of Forsyth and Crystal McClure of Oakwood, his mother, Clarine Whedbee Stallings of Sunbury; one sister, Brenda S. Stallings of McDonnough; his grandmother, Minnie Whedbee of Hertford; and one grandson.

The Virginian-Pilot - February 7, 2003 - HERTFORD - Elizabeth Beckwith Thach, 88, of the 200 block of Cedar Stretch Road, died Feb. 6, 2003. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11:20 a.m. in Hertford United Methodist Church. Swindell Funeral Home is in charge.

The Virginian-Pilot - February 6, 2003 - HERTFORD - George "Buzzy'' Townsend, 45, of the 2200 block of Center Hill Highway, died Feb. 4, 2003. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.

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The Virginian-Pilot - January 31, 2003 - BELVIDERE - Allie "Tinks" White, 77, died Jan. 23, 2003. A funeral will be at 2 p.m Saturday at Riddick Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Stallings Memorial Chapel, Hertford, is in charge.

Gates County Index - November 2002 - BELVIDERE - Clarine Josie Winslow, 78, a native of Perquimans County, died Nov. 5, 2002 in Down East Rehab Center, Gatesville.  Winslow was the daughter of the late Mary Lizzie Chappell and Jesse Thomas Winslow. She was a member of Sandy Cross Baptist Church.  A funeral was held Nov. 8, 2002 in Swindell Funeral Home Chapel in Hertford with the Rev. Vern Gilmer officiating. Burial was in the Winslow Family Cemetery.  Survivors include four sisters, Jessie Mae Williams of Belvidere, Delsie W White of Hobbsville, Miller W. Eder of Winter Springs, FL, and Blannie W. Copeland of Tyner.

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