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Effie Waters Chambers

Mrs. Effie Waters Chambers, age 92 of Chambers Rd. Pinetown died Sunday August 5, 2007.  Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. Lyman Sheppard. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Murrel Jordan, Murray Waters, Bobby Wallace, Ronald Carrow, Octavius Wallace Jr. and Ted Wallace will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Chambers was born in Beaufort Co. on October 11, 1914 to the late Leroy and Hattie Waters and on May 23, 1933 she married Claude Ray Chambers who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pinetown Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include four daughters: Alva C. Lilley of Plymouth, Rae Wetherington of Washington, Betty Jo Stanfield of Raleigh, Lou Long and husband George of High Point; three sons: Jimmy Chambers and wife Lena of Kinston, Travis Chambers and wife Brenda of Delaware, John Chambers and wife Diane of Wilson; one sister: Rachel Dessiree Waters of Washington; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Monday, August 6, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Chambers family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Monday, August 6, 2007)

Autry Eural Chandler

Mr. Autry Eural Chandler, Sr., age 70 a resident of 9675 U.S. Highway 17 South, Chocowinity, died Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Britthaven of Snow Hill.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Chocowinity, conducted by Pastor Henry Horne and Pastor Roger Tripp. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Ken Spivey, Harold Bright, Jimmy Harris, Deryl Bass, Snody Carrow, and Obe Worthington. Honorary pallbearers will be Ruffin Chandler, Douglas Branch, Jerry Armstrong, Bobby Adams, Larry Wiggins, Greg Rowe, Bobby Whichard and Herman Tyson.  Mr. Chandler was born in Beaufort County on August 28, 1938. He was the son of the late Allie Eural Chandler and Annie Harding Chandler. He graduated from Chocowinity High School. Mr. Chandler served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired insulator with Brown and Root Construction at Texasgulf and Daniels Construction at Dupont. Mr. Chandler also worked at National Spinning, Cherry Lyles Funeral Home, Alligood Wholesale Company, Chocowinity Police Department, E.C.U. Police Department, Beaufort County Jail, and Buckman Auto Parts before his retirement.  Mr. Chandler was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He started the Men’s Prayer Breakfast at the church and loved to cook for Sunrise services. Mr. Chandler was a past member of the D.A.V. and the Chocowinity Ruritan Club. He was an avid fisherman.  Mr. Chandler is survived by his wife of 50 years, Louise Alligood Chandler, “The Old Woman” of the home; his son Autry Eural Chandler, Jr., “Tater” and his wife Roberta, of New Orleans, LA; his daughter, Sharon Chandler Tucker, “Wart” and her husband, Fredric of Clarksville, TN; three grandchildren, Kimberly Lynch, “Sissy” and her husband, Ben, Ashley Chandler, “Skeeter”, Frederick Tucker, “Skip”; special nephew, Robin Woolard; special niece, Thelma Life; two sisters, Ann VonAlma of Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada, Joan Bogun of Belhaven; and two brothers, Jimmy Chandler and Buddy Chandler both of Chocowinity.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 2110 Old New Bern Road, Chocowinity, N.C. 27817 and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Chandler family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Bobby Lee Chandler

Pastor Bobby Lee Chandler, age 69 a resident of 445 West Barr Road, Chocowinity, NC died Monday October 9, 2006 at the Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.  A celebration of Pastor Bobby’s life will be held 2:00 PM Thursday October 12, 2006 at Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Keith Garner and Rev. Henry Horne. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Brandon Askew, Glendon Windley, Dwight Chandler, Justin Chandler, A.J. Chandler and Joshua Chandler. Honorary pallbearers will be Lester Hill, Author Edwards, Jimmy Carrington and Willie Ray Buck.  Pastor Bobby was born in Craven County on September 16, 1937, son of the late Jasper Thomas Chandler and the late Annie Beavers Chandler. He was a graduate of Chocowinity High School class of 1955. He married the former Genene Taylor on February 12, 1956 who survives. Pastor Bobby retired from Dupont in Kinston on April 30, 1996 and continued to serve our Lord and Savior as a minister for twenty-eight years. He had served at many Free Will Baptist Churches in the Beaufort and Craven County area having served as Associate Pastor at Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church for the last two years. Pastor Bobby was also a member of the Coastal Plains Chapter Antique Auto Club of America.  Surviving along with Pastor Bobby’s wife Genene of the home is a daughter: Cynthia Chandler Carrow and her husband, Marvin of Chocowinity; three sons: Ronnie Lee Chandler and his wife, Wanda of Chocowinity, Bobby Gene Chandler and wife, Cindy of Chocowinity and Ricky Chandler and wife, Bess of Washington; two brothers: Ruffin G. Chandler and his wife, Peggy of the Wilmar Community and Barney Gene Chandler and his wife, Carlotta of the Wilmar Community and one sister: Mary Sue Woolard and her husband, Alger of Washington nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Pastor Bobby was preceded in death by a brother, David Thomas Chandler in 1983.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM today October 11, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Chandler family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Darrell G. Chandler

Darrell Gray Chandler, 48, of Chocowinity, died Monday at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home Chapel in Washington with the Rev. John Zabawski officiating.  Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Robbie Chandler, Michael Dean Broadway, Walter Faucette, Robert Evans, Ron Styrons and Michael Jones.  A native of Craven County, Chandler was the son of Mrs. Geneva Porter Waters and the late John Chandler.  He was a member of the Faith and Victory Church in Greenville.  He is survived by his wife, Karen Lewis Chandler; his mother and step-father, Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Waters of Vanceboro; a daughter, Kim Taylor of New Bern; a son, Darrell Gray Chandler, Jr. of Bridgeton; a step-son, Paul Devonne Keel of the home; two brothers: Robert Chandler and Roy Chandler of Chocowinity; two sisters: Mrs. Lucille Nobles of New Bern and Mrs. Gloria Miller of Vanceboro.  The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 today at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, June 6, 1989)

Felton Chandler

Mr. Felton “Buddy” Chandler, 45, of 3061 Chandler Road, Vanceboro, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at Craven Regional Medical Center, New Bern.  A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday in Haw Branch Church of Christ cemetery with D.J. Maxey and the Rev. Calvin Tuininga officiating. Mr. Chandler was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 29, 1961. He was the son of Mary Agnes Davenport Chandler Smith and the late George Felton Chandler. He worked in construction. He was a member of Haw Branch Church of Christ. Survivors include two sisters, Ruth C. Sutton of Chocowinity and Maxine S. Jones of Washington.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, June C. Rowe, Anna C. Varble and Rachel C. Everson.  The family will receive friends today from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, September 29, 2006)

Louise Alligood Chandler

Mrs. Louise Alligood Chandler, age 66, a resident of 9675 US Hwy 17 South, Chocowinity, NC died Sunday March 8, 2009 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday March 11, 2009 at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Henry Horne. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Ken Spivey, Harold Bright, Deryl Bass, Obe Worthington, Buddy Holloway and Jerry Armstrong will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ruffin Chandler, Douglas Branch, Billy Hill and Jimmy Harris.  Mrs. Chandler was born in Beaufort County on August 17, 1942 daughter of the late Albert Collins Alligood, Sr. and the late Nannie Sutton Alligood. She attended Chocowinity High School and married Autry Eural Chandler on August 23, 1958 who preceded her in death on January 10, 2009. Mrs. Chandler was a seamstress at Sampson’s Shirt Factory for nineteen years, a clerk for Roses, a manager at Dunbar’s Grocery in Chocowinity and at the time of her retirement due to health worked at Tideland Mental Health. She was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and the Young Adults Sunday School Class.  Mrs. Chandler is survived by a son: Autry “Tater” Eural Chandler, Jr. and his wife Roberta of New Orleans, LA; a daughter: Sharon “ Wart” Chandler Tucker and her husband Fredric of Clarksville, TN; a brother: David Alligood of Punta Gorda, FL; three grandchildren: Kimberly “Sissy” Lynch, Ashley “Skeeter” Chandler and Frederick “Skip” Tucker; special nieces: Thelma Life and Jo Ann Robinson; a special nephew: Robin Woolard and a special friend: Carolyn Bright. Mrs. Chandler was preceded in death by three sisters: Irene Woolard, Beatrice Murray and Virginia Davis and five brothers: Albert Alligood, Jr., Willie Alligood, John Alligood, Harvey Mack Alligood and James Alligood   The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday March 10, 2009 at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 2110 Old New Bern Road, Chocowinity, NC 27817 and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Chandler family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 10, 2009)

Jewel Pierce Chaplin

Jewel Pierce Chaplin of Doylestown, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 28, at Heritage Towers, Doylestown, Pa., She was 97. She was the loving wife of the late Frank Sprague Chaplin who died in 1996.  She was born in Pinetown, N.C., the daughter of Vermell McCullough Pierce and Preston Parker Pierce.  She moved to Portsmouth, Va., and graduated from Kings Daughters’ Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. Upon graduating, she moved to the Philadelphia, Pa. area, where she worked, married and raised a family.  In 1977, upon their retirement, they moved to the Washington area, where she was active in her church and community. After a long and enjoyable retirement, she moved to Doylestown, Pa., where she resided at the Heritage Towers Retirement Community.  Jewel Chaplin was a devoted wife, loving mother and dedicated nurse. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed gardening and bird watching. She gave much of herself to others and was greatly loved by her family and friends.  Surviving are two daughters, Penelope J. Mohler of Doylestown, Pa., and Janet C. Zarges and her husband Thomas Zarges of Boise, Idaho; two sons, Stephen J. Chaplin of Arlington, Mass. and Mark G. Chaplin of New Cumberland, Pa.; four grandchildren; and one sister, Marjory Mizelle of Plymouth.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at the First Presbyterian Church, 211 W. Second St., Washington, NC.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – November 3, 2005)

Irene Woolard Chapman

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Irene Woolard Chapman, 87, died Friday, May 4, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital.  She graduated from beauty school in Durham, and later owned and operated her own beauty parlor. She was also employed as a crab picker for Ted Day and Guthrie’s Seafood. She was a member of the Gray Ladies Club, Helping Hands, Mt. Hebron Disciples Church of Christ and the 80-plus club.  Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Hebron Disciples Church of Christ with the Rev. Gregory Boston officiating.  Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  She is survived by one son, Gary Chapman of Washington, N.C.; two daughters, Juanita Davis of Palm Coast, Fla., and Mary Griffin of Ft. Washington, Md.; four sisters, Christina Smithwick of Williamston, Lillian Smith of Jamesville, Susan Franklin of Inkster, Mich., and Eva Ward of Hamilton; two grandchildren, four step grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, Washington, N.C.  Viewing will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, May 8, 2007)

Virginia Pope Chapman

Mrs. Virginia Pope Chapman, 70, of 402 East Haven Apts., Washington, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Washington with Minister Enoch Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Chapman was born in Halifax County on June 24, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Hill Simpson and Cherry Pope. She attended the Halifax County Schools. She was married to Matthew Edward Chapman, who preceded her in death. She attended Adamsville Church of God in Washington.  Survivors include two sons, Matthew Jr. “Matt Jr.” Chapman and Donnell O’Neal Chapman, both of Washington; five sisters, Shirley Mae Jones of Norfolk, Va., Mae Keyes and Susan Windley, both of Washington, Queen Blow of Bethel and Evelina Blow of Greenville; six brothers, Willie Jr. Pope, Herbert Pope and Hurbert Pope, all of Norfolk, Va., and Cherry Pope, Johnny Ray Pope and Curtis Pope, all of Washington; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Susan Windley, 425 Gladden St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, November 14, 2008)

Annie Everette Chauncey

Mrs. Annie Everette Chauncey, age 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by her much loved former Pastor Cecil Boswell of Ashland City, Tenn. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Todd Everette, Greg Everette, Woody Everette, Guy Whitaker, Jay Dupree, and Rabon Tripp will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Chauncey was born Feb. 10, 1924, daughter of the late Tom and Rosetta Clark Mercer. In April of 1941, she married Woodrow Everette, and with her love and support, he established a successful trucking business. During their 54 years of marriage, she was always a loving devoted wife. Her life's work centered around God, husband, and children. He preceded her in death in October of 1995. In December of 1999, she married George F. Chauncey of Burlington, who preceded her in death in May of 2008. She was a member of Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church. Her sweet smile and loving heart extended beyond family to all who knew her. Whether it was a friend in need after a hurricane, or a poor man needing money for food, she gave unselfishly and quietly, seeking no praise from others. She even made homemade soup for her favorite doctor and his nurses. "It is more blessed to give than receive" and "Love thy neighbor as thyself" truly exemplified her life. She will be sorely missed by family and friends. Her surviving family include two daughters, Rita Everette Bradley and husband, Cecil, of Washington, N.C., Carol Everette Hartman and husband, John, of Washington, N.C.; two sons, Steve Everette and fiancee, Pam Ginn, of Greenville, Larry Everette of Greenville; grandchildren include Todd Everette and Greg Everette of Greenville, Denise Everette and Heather Radcliff of Washington, N.C., Woody Everette of Poplar Branch, Annie Beth Donahue of Indian Trail, and Laura Rose Hartman of Raleigh; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and a special nephew, who was like a little brother, Gene Whichard of Lusby, Md.; a brother-in-law, Zeno Everette and wife, Carol, of Vanceboro; sister-in-law, Genet Lilley of Greenville; and many other nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two stepdaughters of Burlington, Judy Dickey and Annette Dickey and husband, Kenny, of Burlington; and four step-grandchildren along with their families. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle Long and Marion Payne; and four brothers, Garfield, Ben, Harold and Curtis. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of her daughter Rita Bradley, 310 Lawson Rd. Smallwood, Washington, NC 27889.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Chauncey family.  (Greenville Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Tuesday, August 12, 2008)

Emma Lucille Knox Chauncey

Mrs. Emma Lucille Knox Chauncey, 84, of 128 Union Chapel Road, Chocowinity, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at home.  A private graveside service will be held.  Mrs. Chauncey was born in Craven County on June 28, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Bryant Knox and Armenta Elizabeth Toler Knox. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Church of Christ in Washington.  Survivors include four daughters, Emma Jean Gersham of Greenwood, S.C., Frances Elizabeth Jackson of Washington, Cathy Lucille Boyd of Pinetown and Freida Ann Edwards of Chocowinity; two sons, Charles McCoy Edwards of Washington and Andrew Edwards of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Mildred Alligood of Greensboro and Hazel Walker of Newport News, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny B. Knox and Charlie Knox and three sisters, Mary Weatherington, Minnie Morris and Sina Biladeaux.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Freida Ann Edwards, 128 Union Chapel Road, Chocowinity.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, October 19, 2007)

Ethel Baker Chauncey

Mrs. Ethel Baker Chauncey, 92, of 109 Jackson St., Washington, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at home.  A graveside service will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in Oakdale Cemetery with Chaplain Sanford Sears officiating.  Mrs. Chauncey was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 17, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Wiley and Janie O’Mary. On Jan. 20, 1934, she married Samuel H. Chauncey, who preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1972.  Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Seavey of the home; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by five brothers, Bill Baker, James Baker, Jack Baker, Swindell Baker and Jesse Baker; three sisters, Mamie Chauncey, Gladys Anderson and Bertha Jackson; one grandson, Sam Smith and one great-grandson, Nickolas Stokesberry.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, February 10, 2009)

Larry Brinn Chauncey

Mr. Larry Brinn Chauncey, age 70, of 3377 US Hwy 17 S., Chocowinity died Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at his home.  Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Thursday at Oakdale Cemetery and will be officiated by Dr. Richard Sheriff.  Mr. Chauncey was born September 30, 1936 to the late Samuel Hedrick Chauncey and Ethel Baker Chauncey who survives. On April 9, 1978 he married Kathy Lynn Powers who survives. He was a welder and was employed by Buddy’s Garage.  Survivors include his wife, Kathy Powers Chauncey of the home; his mother, Ethel Baker Chauncey of Washington; two daughters, Lisa Marie Chauncey Stokesberry of Chocowinity and Jeannie Chauncey Hall of Whaleyville, VA; one sister, Joyce Ann Seavey of Washington; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Dean Chauncey and his grandson, Nickolas Ray Stokesberry.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Wednesday January 3, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Chauncey family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted January 3, 2007)

Jocelyn Lourdes Chavez

Jocelyn Lourdes Chavez, 23 month old daughter of Octaviano Chavez and Maria De Lourdes Chavez of 128 Indian Run Road, Pantego, died Friday, December 10, 2010.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, December 12, 2010 at Hope Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hwy 45, Pantego.  In addition to her parents, Jocelyn is survived by three sisters, Jacqueline, Julissa and Janet Chavez all of the home.  The family will receive friends at the home, 128 Indian Run Road, Pantego.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Chavez family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Elizabeth Campbell Cherry

Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell Cherry, age 83, a resident of Washington, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, conducted by Father Kevin Johnson. The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of her son and daughter in law, William Harvey and Sharon Cherry, 655 Cox Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Cherry family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jessie Mildred Jackson Cherry

Mrs. Jessie Mildred Jackson Cherry, age 99, a former resident of Mill Road, Old Ford Community, died Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Monday, March 23, 2009 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Eddie Bowen and Dr. Frank Sheldon. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Her grandsons: Stephen Clark, Stan Clark, Joey Clark, William Cherry, Michael Greene and Lloyd Warner will serve as pallbearers. Russell Cherry will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Mrs. Cherry was born in Beaufort County on June 18, 1909. She was the daughter of the late Henry Jackson and Nona Elizabeth Jackson. Mrs. Cherry was a homemaker. She was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ and Circle #3.  In 1930, she married Amacey Cornelius Cherry, who preceded her in death, September 9, 1974.  Survivors include one son: Seth Cherry and wife, Alice of Washington; four daughters: Hazel Clark of Washington, Mildred Jackson and her husband, Danny of New Bern, Ann Greene of Jackson, Ohio, Faye Warner and her husband, Jimmie of Washington; ten grandchildren: Beverly Allamon, William Cherry, Russell Cherry, Steve Clark, Stan Clark, Joey Clark, Melody Brown, Michael Greene, Lloyd Warner, Yvette Randolph; 19 great grandchildren: Karen Waters, Brett Cherry, Sara Cherry, Amanda Cherry, April Cherry, Nash Clark, Conner Clark, Dusty Clark, Chance Clark, Owen Greene, Brennen Greene, Jenson Greene, Cody Warner, Summer Warner, Macon Randolph, John-Morgan Randolph, Payton Randolph, Tommy Brown, Christopher Brown; and four great great grandchildren: Jalynne Ramsey, Christian Waters, Khloe Oxendine and Brantley Brown.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Cherry was preceded in death by five brothers: Bill Jackson, H.A. Jackson, Garland Jackson, Julius Jackson, and Elmer Jackson and two sisters, Maggie Cherry and Lillie Mae Jackson.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Monday prior to the service at Paul Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, Faye Warner, 5494 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Cherry family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, March 23, 2009)

Jessie Willis Cherry

Mrs. Jessie Willis Cherry, 79, a former resident of Washington, died Friday, May 19, 2006, in Brandon, Fla.  A funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Stowers Funeral Home in Brandon, Fla. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with the Rev. Jay Martin officiating.  Mrs. Cherry was born in Washington on Jan. 12, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Aurelius H. Willis and Dorothy Brown Willis. Mrs. Cherry had resided in the Tampa area for 31 years after moving from Atlanta, Ga. She was of the Presbyterian faith, a member of the Tampa Garden Club and past president of the Women of Church at First Presbyterian Church of Florence, S.C.  Survivors include her husband, Jack Cherry Jr. of Brandon, Fla.; two sons, Jack Cherry III of Norristown, Pa., and Edwin M. Cherry of Roswell, Ga.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, May 23, 2006)

Lester T. Cherry

EAST GREENBUSH - Lester T. Cherry, 87, of Mill Creek Dr., East Greenbush, NY, died Thursday November 4, 1999 at Albany Memorial Hospital, Albany. Mr. Cherry was the son of the late William and Alpha (Cutler) Cherry. He was born in Washington, NC, in a town that was without electric lights at the time. He attended Chapel Hill University in North Carolina and spent his first summer camp with the Army National Guard in Fort Bragg, NC. He joined the FBI in 1940 and worked in the Albany office, and for a time was Chief Clerk until his retirement in 1973. He was especially interested in history, and for many years was an avid vegetable gardener. For the past 18 years Lester and his wife wintered in Myrtle Beach, SC. He is survived by his wife Hazel Cherry, East Greenbush; son, William Cherry of East Greenbush; two grandchildren, Dale Rucker and Robin Rucker; and one great grandson, Mark Anthony. He was predeceased by a daughter, Jane Cherry Rucker. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. from St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Church Street, Kinderhook where a Reqium Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Walcott Hunter. Burial will be in St. Paul's Culumbarium. There will be no calling hours.  (The Union Times (Albany, NY) – November 7, 1999; pg. B6)

Lindy Walker Cherry

Mr. Lindy Walker “L.W.” Cherry, 69, of Greenville, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 3 pm at Wilkerson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Mr. Cherry, a native of Beaufort County, was a graduate of Bear Grass High School. He was the owner and operator of HLS Safety Products and co-owner of Mid-Way Grocery Store in Bath, NC. For a number of years he lived in Elizabeth City, where he was a member of First Christian Church. Gifted in music, Mr. Cherry enjoyed fishing and bingo. He loved family and friends, and never knew a stranger.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Jessie McLawhorn Cherry; and special friend, Sonny Grogan in November 2012.  He is survived by his sister, Laurel C. Ambrose and husband, Wilbur, of Williamston; “adoptive granddaughter”, Heather Cates and close friend, Joyce Cherry Tucker, both of Chocowinity.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday. December 28, 2012)

Margaret Buck Cherry

Mrs. Margaret Buck Cherry, 56, of 203 Croatan St., Beaufort Heights, Washington, died Monday, July 2, 2007.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Free Will Baptist Church, Washington, with the Rev. Ken Cash officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Randy Varni, Gene Paul Edwards, Stewart Woolard, Marty Martin, Travis Sadler and Gerald Cameron will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Cherry was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 16, 1950. She was the daughter of the late Lamon Romonus Buck and Lucy Clark Buck. On Dec. 20, 1968, she married Clifton Wayne Cherry, who survives. She attended Beaufort County Community College and Lenoir Community College. She was a bookkeeper and office manager with Beaufort Equipment Co. of Washington. She was a member of the Wild Fowl Guild.  Survivors include one daughter, “Bess” Jeannette Beauchane of Fertile, Minn.; two sons, Matthew Cherry and Joshua Cherry, both of Washington; two brothers, Frankie Buck of Bath, and Walter Wilson Buck of Chocowinity; and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Buck and Jesse Buck.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 6, 2007)

Mary Jackson Cherry

Mrs. Mary Jackson Cherry, 63, of Rosedale, died Tuesday at Beaufort County Hospital.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Paul Funeral Home with Ray West and Tom Newman officiating.  Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.  A native of Halifax County, Mrs. Cherry was the daughter of the late Milton L. and Martha Wallace Jackson.  She was married to William Elwood Cherry, Sr. of Beaufort County on Dec. 9, 1943.  She was a clerk with the Dept. of Social Services for 13 years.  Mrs. Cherry was a member of the First Church of Christ.  Other survivors are a son, Elwood Cherry, Jr. of Washington; two daughters: Mrs. Ann C. Mullins of Wilson and Miss Jane Elizabeth Cherry of Washington; two sisters: Mrs. Grace Parker of Washington and Mrs. Lucille Rickett of Norfolk, Va.; and four granddaughters.  Milton Parker, Mervin Cherry, Harvey Cherry, Preston Durant, Johnny Durant and Steve Durant will serve as pallbearers.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, November 11, 1987; pg. 5A)

Mildred Merrill Cherry

Mildred Merrill Cherry, 84, died Jan. 13, 2004, at Chesapeake General Hospital. Mrs. Cherry was born in Beaufort County, N.C. to the late Albert and Mattie Small Merrill. She was the widow of John W. Cherry, Sr.   Survivors include four daughters, Hellen Gattis of Norfolk, Elizabeth Parker of Moyock, N.C., Mary Bradshaw of Crowley, Wyo. and Nancy Cherry of Chesapeake; a son, John Cherry Jr. of Columbia, N.C.; one brother, Leland Merrill of Athens, Ga.; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Twifords Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake with Chaplin Bron Forrester officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – January 16, 2004; pg. B6)

Opal June Whichard Cherry

Mrs. Opal June Whichard Cherry, age 78, a resident of 3523 Horse Pen Swamp Road, Washington, died Saturday, February 18, 2012 at her home.   Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, February 20, 2012 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, conducted by Arthur “Bud” Ball. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.   The following will serve as pallbearers: Bryan Cherry, Travis Cherry, Mike Rogers, Bobby Fulford, Jr., Donnie Woolard and Jeff Carrow. Clint Asby will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Mrs. Cherry was born in Beaufort County on September 7, 1933. She was the daughter of the late John Benjamin Whichard and Cassie Leggette Whichard. Mrs. Cherry was a homemaker. She was a member of the Tranters Creek Church of Christ and the Woodmen of the World.   Mrs. Cherry was married to Floyd Reid Cherry, who preceded her in death, March 22, 1998.   Mrs. Cherry is survived by a son, Stanley Gates Cherry of Washington; a daughter, Beverly F. Nowarah of Plymouth; two sisters, Audrey Woolard and Judy W. Fulford both of Washington; two brothers, Jimmy Whichard of Hunters Bridge, Mitchell “Mickey” Whichard of Vanceboro; four grandchildren, Travis Cherry, Valerie Cherry, Shea Carrow, Bryan Cherry; and three great grandchildren, Ryleigh Carrow, Daisy Cherry, Tyler Asby.   In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Cherry was preceded in death by a son, Floyd Shelton Cherry; two daughters, Gloria Reid Cherry and Linda Faye Cherry; and two sisters, Clara W. Williams and Joann W. Gray.   The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Cherry family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ronald Cherry

Ronald "Rock'' Cherry, 52, Dec. 23. Funeral 11 a.m., Tuesday, First Baptist Church of Chocowinity. Burial, Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – December 25, 2005; pg. B9)

Ronnie Michael Cherry

Ronnie Michael “Mike” Cherry age 35, a resident of 100 Christian Road, Washington, NC died Sunday, July 24, 2011.  A memorial service will be held 7:00PM Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 15th Street Church of God in Washington officiated by Stewart Woodley. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5:00PM until the service hour.  Mike was born June 8, 1976 in Beaufort County. He enjoyed life and spent much of his time with his family and friends. Mike began working at an early age with his dad Thomas Horton and learned his many skills from their time together. He worked in construction, he loved carpentry, fishing and playing golf.  Mike is survived by his mother Diane Horton and dad Thomas Horton of Washington, one sister Niki Hewitt and husband Chris of Greenville, three brothers, Greg Cherry and wife Susan of Vanceboro, Brian Cherry of Washington, and Blake Horton and wife Kim of Stokes, six children Tyler James Hardison, Kaitlyn Marie Cherry, Justin McNeal Cherry, Hailey Lydell Cherry, Aydden Pierce Cherry, Michaela Grace Cherry and his best friend Heath Willard.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Cherry family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Russell Cherry

DERBY, KANSAS - Cherry, Russell, age 84, was born March 31, 1923 in Washington, N.C., the son of the late James and Sudie Melinda (Roberson) Cherry, died Friday, November 23, 2007 of heart failure complicated by pneumonia in Wichita, Kan. Russell attended Washington High School from 1937 to 1939, joined the U.S. Army in 1940 and served in the European Theater of Operations until the end of WWII in 1945. He left the service and returned to Washington to finish high school and work on the family farm. Again he heard the call to duty and joined the Army Air Corps/United States Air Force in 1946 and served at various stateside and European bases until full military retirement in 1973. After his retirement the family settled in Derby, Kan. where he was a member of the police force from 1975 to 1983. His primary mission on the police force was involvement with children’s safety programs. Russell continued to serve his community through many volunteer programs including Meals on Wheels, Derby Masonic Lodge and was past president of the Derby Lions Club serving from 1993 to 1994. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings. Russell is survived by his adored wife of 61 years, Ella Dorothy; daughters, Danya (James) Tomlinson, Seattle, Wa., Melinda (Mark) Phillips, Carrollton, Texas; son, Russ Cherry, Derby; granddaughters, Ericka Cherry, Derby, JoAnn Gandolfi, Dallas Texas; grandson, Ryan Cherry, Derby; great grandson, Adrian Cherry, Wichita; and his beloved poodle, Sophie. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7; services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, all at Smith Mortuary Chapel, 1415 North Rock Road, Derby, Kansas.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, November 28, 2007)

Samuel S. Cherry

Samuel S. Cherry 46, of Charlotte, died June 8, 1996 at his residence.  Funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Steele Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dexter Greene officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Great Falls, SC. Visitation is 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Hankins & Whittington Funeral Home.  Mr. Cherry was born October 10, 1949 in Washington, NC, and lived in Charlotte the past 28 years. Employed as an architect with Gantt and Huberman, he also worked at Revolution Golf Course and was an avid volleyball player.  Survivors include his wife, Karen M. Cherry; daughters, Kimberly Cherry and Montica Cherry, all of Charlotte; mother, Bernice Cherry of Chocowinity, brothers, Jimmy Cherry of Florida, Clifton Cherry of Washington, NC and Kenneth Cherry of Fuquay-Varina; sisters, Teresa Bullock of Washington, NC and Nellie Hassell of Chocowinity; and parents-in-law, Heyward and Jeanette McAteer of Great Falls,SC.  Hankins & Whittington is serving the family of Mr. Cherry.  (The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) – June 9, 1996; pg. A26)

Seth Bridgeman Cherry

Mr. Seth Bridgeman Cherry, age 81, a resident of 820 Mill Road, Old Ford Community, died Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  Funeral services with military honors will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Rev. David Linton and D.J. Maxey. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Chester Allamon, Keith Waters, Mike Greene, Bobby Silverthorne, William Brett Cherry and Christian Waters.  Mr. Cherry was born in Beaufort County on January 6, 1931. He was the son of the late Amacy C. Cherry and Jessie Jackson Cherry. Mr. Cherry was a graduate of Washington High School and played football, which included an undefeated season, under the legendary Coach Choppy Wagner. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Cherry was a member of H Company Regimental Combat Team of the 25th Infantry. He earned the United States Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He also served in the Headquarters Battery 295th Field Artillery of the National Guard. Mr. Cherry was proud of his military service.  Mr. Cherry retired from the Shift Service Maintenance Department of Texasgulf. He was a member of the First Church of Christ, the American Legion, the Horse Pen Swamp Hunting Club and former member of the Old Ford Volunteer Fire Department. In his spare time, Mr. Cherry loved to garden, hunt and fish. He was known to many as the “Collard Man”.  On May 27, 1955, Mr. Cherry married the former Alice Meekins, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his children, Beverly C. Allamon and husband, Chester of Greenville, William B. Cherry and wife, Connie of Washington, Russell C. Cherry of Washington; his grandchildren, Karen S. Waters and husband, Keith, William Brett Cherry and wife, Agnieszka, Sara C. Jensen and husband, Charles, Amanda C. Ross and husband, Chad, April C. Cherry; great grandchildren, Jalynne Waters, Christian Waters, Khloe M. Jensen and his sisters, Hazel Clark of Greenville, Mildred Jackson and husband Danny of New Bern, Ann Greene of Jackson, Ohio and Faye Warner and husband Jimmie of Washington. He was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, J.T. Greene and Thurman Clark.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Monday, August 20, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Cherry family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Shirley Gurganus Cherry

Mrs. Shirley Gurganus Cherry, age 73, a resident of 1042 Highway 171 North, Old Ford Community, Washington, died Monday, March 2, 2009 at Britthaven of Washington.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the Old Ford Church of Christ, conducted by Eddie Bowen and Thelbert Leggett. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Eddie Cherry, Jr., Charles Cherry, Jr., Jeff Bullock, Garrett Voliva, Don Kennedy II, and Tommy Hale.  Mrs. Cherry was born in Beaufort County on October 16, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Charles Jackson Gurganus and Fannie Mae Chesson Gurganus. Mrs. Cherry graduated from Washington High School and retired as quality control inspector at National Spinning. She was a member of Old Ford Church of Christ, Circle #1, the JOY group, and Christian Workers (Barnabus) Sunday School Class.  After her retirement, Mrs. Cherry enjoyed cake decorating and catering. She loved painting and making crafts. Mrs. Cherry was a baby sitter for her grandkids as well as other children in the neighborhood. She loved going to baseball and softball games and traveling with her husband. “Shirley will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved her family, church family as well as cooking and gardening.”  On December 23, 1955, she married Willis Little Cherry, who preceded her in death, April 16, 2005.  Mrs. Cherry is survived by her daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Cherry Grimm and her husband, Bruce of Washington; her sons, Charles “Freddie” Cherry and his wife, Cindy of Chocowinity, Franklin “Eddie” Cherry of Belhaven; five grandchildren, April Cherry Bullock and her husband, Jeff, Brandon Cherry Kennedy and her husband, Don, Franklin “Eddie” Cherry, Jr. and his wife, Krystal, Charles F. Cherry, Jr. and his wife, Heather, Amy Cherry Voliva and her husband, Garrett; eight great grandchildren, Kaylee Paige Elks, Franklin E. “Tres” Cherry III, Charles “Trey” Cherry III, Landon Allen Bullock, Christian Willis Bullock, Walker Gray Kennedy, Emaleigh Grace Cherry, Mackenzie Marie Voliva; two brothers, Charlie Jackson “C.J.” Gurganus and his wife, Pat of Robersonville, Stanley Gurganus and his wife, Sylvia of Great Bridge, VA; and one sister, Thelma Jefferson and her husband, Linwood of Washington and a special friend Marilyn Hale of Washington. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Britthaven.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home,   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Cherry family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, March 4, 2009)

Lucile Geoghegan Cheshire

Lucile Geoghegan Cheshire, 77, wife of William Polk Cheshire, of Washington, NC, died Thursday, November 7, 2013 after a struggle with lung cancer. She is survived by her husband; a son William Polk Cheshire, Jr., M.D., and daughter-in-law Doris Elisabeth Schmidt Cheshire of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; a daughter Helen Wood Cheshire Elder of Chesapeake, VA; and a son James Webb Cheshire, II, and daughter-in-law Rebecca Ruth Gleason Cheshire of Keller, TX; ten grandchildren, three nieces, two nephews and many loving cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, James Christopher Geoghegan of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.  She was born October 31, 1936, the only daughter of Christopher Wilson Geoghegan and Helen Irene Beck Geoghegan of South Hill, VA. She was graduated from South Hill High School and Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia, now Mary Washington University, in Fredericksburg, VA. Following college and prior to marriage, on Aug. 1, 1959, she was employed in public relations for Everett Waddey Company of Richmond, VA.  She and her husband moved from Phoenix, AZ, to Washington, NC, in 1996. Prior to retirement she had been active in various civic and charitable organizations in Virginia, North and South Carolina, West Virginia, the District of Columbia and Arizona, notably those involved in education, historic preservation and working with troubled youth and the handicapped. Among the groups with which she was active were the Junior League in the two Carolinas, West Virginia and Virginia, and the Carolina Assembly and Historic Charleston Foundation in South Carolina. She also worked as a volunteer seminar organizer for the international studies program of the University of Charleston in Charleston, WV.  Until her recent illness and confinement at home she was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Washington.  There will be a celebration of her life on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church, Washington, officiated by Pastor Danny Allen. A private burial will be held at Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Catherine Smith Chesson

Mrs. Catherine Smith Chesson, age 89, a former resident of the Big Swamp community, Washington, died Monday, August 4, 2008 at Martin General Hospital in Williamston.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, August 8, 2008 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Chesson was born in Beaufort County on August 29, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Millard Filmore Smith, Sr. and Lula Belle Boyd Smith. Mrs. Chesson was a nurse’s aide, caretaker and homemaker. She drove a school bus and worked in the cafeteria at Old Ford School.  Mrs. Chesson was very active in her church and community as long as health permitted. She was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ, Christian Women’s Sunday School Class, Charter member of the Circle #4 and American Legion Post #15 Auxiliary.  Mrs. Chesson was married to Andrew Long Chesson, who preceded her in death, November 14, 2001.  Mrs. Chesson is survived by a son, Henton Chesson and his wife, Janice of Washington; a daughter, Tracy Black and her husband, Terry of Washington; four grandchildren, Todd Black and his wife, Sara of Florence, S.C., Tana Jenkins and her husband, Clay of Oak Island, N.C., Russ Chesson of Flagstaff, Arizona, Jan Ellen Chesson of Washington; two great grandchildren, Walker Jenkins and Molly Catherine Jenkins both of Oak Island, N.C. and two sisters, Orpha Chesson of Ashland, Va. and Margie Cannon of Greenville.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Chesson was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Lee “Andy” Chesson; two brothers, Millard F. Smith, Jr. and J.C. Smith; and one sister, Eloise Stokes.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Thursday, August 7, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Tracy Black, 117 Gallberry Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Chesson family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, August 8, 2007)

Cora Mae Midgett Chesson

Mrs. Cora Mae Midgett Chesson, 90, of White Oak Lane, Plymouth died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at Plumblee Nursing Home in Plymouth.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Windley Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Banks officiating.  Mrs. Chesson was born in Beaufort County on March 17, 1918. She was the daughter of the late William “Billy” and Cora Jones Midgett. She was married to George L. Chesson, who preceded her in death in 1990. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church.  Survivors include two sons, Donald Chesson and Neil Chesson, both of Plymouth and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home-Horner Chapel in Plymouth and other times at the home of her son, Donald Chesson, 585 White Oak Lane, Plymouth.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, October 1, 2008)

Louise Hill Chesson

Louise Hill Chesson, age 93, died in Richmond, Virginia, on April 25, 2012. The daughter of Milton and Mollie Hill of Chocowinity, North Carolina, she was the widow of Bryan Wesley Chesson, retired civil engineer with the EPA. They had been married 50 years. A long-time resident of Atlanta, Georgia, she retired from Rich’s Department Store. She is survived by daughter Cinda (James) Caiella, of Richmond, and grandchildren Christopher and Mollie; son Phillip (Helena Wisniewski), of Anchorage, Alaska, and granddaughter Alexis; and son Robert (Karen Umemoto), of Denver, Colorado, and grandsons Matthew and Reid. She is also survived by sister Kathleen Barr, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Vera Boyd, Agnes Cherry, Leona French, and brother, Nathan. A graveside service will be conducted by Rev. Jason Kirkman of Haw Branch Church of Christ, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Oakdale Cemetery, in Washington, NC. Donations may be made to Memorial Fund, First Christian Church, 601 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030, where she was a long-time member.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Chesson Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Ann Choate

Mary Ann Choate, 75, of the 1500 block of Wingfield Ave., died Jan. 31, 1997, in a Chesapeake hospital.  Born in Aurora, N.C., she was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church.  Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Choate; a son, Robert E. Choate III and his wife, Connie, of Chesapeake; two sisters, Geneive Waller of Hanover, Pa., and Agnes Simmonini of Algonquin, Ill.; a brother, Joseph Rachid of Bridgeton, N.C.; a grandson, Thomas A. Choate of Chesapeake; 14 nieces and nephews; and an aunt, Eva Misty of New Bern, N.C.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Matthews Catholic Church by Father Timothy Drake. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 1, 1997; pg. B6)

Carolyn Bowen Chrismon

Mrs. Carolyn Bowen Chrismon, age 62, a resident of 3033 N.C. Hwy. 92 East, Washington, died Monday evening April 10, 2006 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday April 13, 2006 at the First Church of Christ in Washington, officiated by Steve Hill. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  John Mullis, Ty Carter, Mike Nichols, Johnny Woolard, Lannie Price and Josh Carter will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Chrismon was born in Beaufort County on March 12, 1944, daughter of Hilton Chester “H.C.” Bowen, Jr. and Mazel Davidson Bowen. Mrs. Chrismon was a lab technician and retired from TexasGulf. She was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church, VFW Ladies Auxiliary and former member of the Pinetown Volunteer Rescue Squad. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Dwight Chrismon, Sr. in 1993.  In addition to her parents, H.C. and Mazel Bowen of Washington, she is survived by her two sons: Gary Chrismon and his wife, Sandy, and William Chrismon and his wife, Lori, all of Washington; six grandchildren: Brittany Chrismon, Kelly Chrismon, Mackenzie Chrismon, Macon Deans, Brian Deans and Anthony Burton and her sister: Rebecca Smith and her husband, Ed of Blounts Creek. Mrs. Chrismon remarried and is survived by Charlie Bennie Hill now residing in Virginia.  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of her son, Gary Chrismon located at 728 Flanders Filters Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Chrismon Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, April 12, 2006)

Sherri Buck Chrismon

Mrs. Sherri Buck Chrismon, age 48, a resident of 306 Beech Lane, Washington died Wednesday morning April 17, 2013 at Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.  A funeral service will be held 4:00 PM Friday April 19, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Washington officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Cody Chrismon, Nick Cordon, Derek Cordon, Jim Phillips, Taylor Buck, Ben Windley and David Rushin will serve as pallbearers.  Sherri was born in Beaufort County on April 18, 1964, daughter of Delon Hodges Buck and Olga Jean Dixon Buck. She was a 1983 graduate of Washington High School. In 1986, she graduated from the Radiology Department at Pitt Community College. She furthered her education at the Medical School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in 1989 graduated from the Nuclear Medicine Program. She was employed as a nuclear medicine technologist for 23 years with Pitt Memorial Hospital/Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Sherri was a member of the First Baptist Church in Washington.  On October 7, 1989, she married Douglas Eric Chrismon.  In addition to her husband and her parents, Sherri is survived by her daughters, Erica Ann Chrismon and Alison Grace Chrismon; her sister, Brenda Buck Phillips and husband James W. Phillips; her brother, Joe Taylor Buck; her nieces, Caroline Phillips and Meredith Rawls and her nephews, Jim Phillips and Taylor Buck. She is also survived by the beloved Chrismon family, who were as dear as her immediate family and whose love and support she cherished throughout her life.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Chrismon family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Vivian Toler Christy

Mrs. Vivian "Vivi" Toler Christy, age 49, a resident of Bragaw Lane, Chocowinity, NC died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at her home. The family will receive friends at the home. A private celebration of life will be held at the home, officiated by Rev. Joseph "Sonny" Browne.  Mrs. Christy was born on February 4, 1962 in Beaufort County, the daughter of the late Mr. Heber L. Toler and Ms. Patricia "Trish" Jones Toler, who survives. She was a graduate of Chocowinity High School in 1980 and also, graduated from East Carolina University with an Associate's Degree. Vivi retired from the United States Army after serving for seventeen and a half years. She was employed with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. She married David J. Christy on August 21, 2004, who survives. Mrs. Christy was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Vivi will always be remembered for her quick wit and loving personality.  Along with her husband and mother, survivors include her two daughters, Ashly Christy and August Vance, both of the home; three sons, Matt Christy of New Bern, NC, Mitch Christy of Greensboro, NC, and Mark Christy of Fort Jackson, SC, who serves in the United States Army; one brother, Timothy "Tim" Toler of Washington, NC; and a sister, Rhonda T. Whitehurst of Washington, NC.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Christy family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Antonio Cilluffo

Mr. Antonio “Tony” Cilluffo, age 41, a resident of Washington died Thursday June 30, 2011 at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City.  A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday July 6, 2011 at the Harvest Church, 2120 West 15th Street, Washington, NC officiated by Father Arturo Cabra.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Bill Tucker, Mike Beacham, Greg Smith, Jim Buckman, Jack Schulz and Larry Swanner will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Baldwin and Mark Sillitoe.  Tony was born in Carini Sicilia, Italy on March 10, 1970 son of the late Giuseppe Cilluffo and Giuseppa Mannino Cilluffo who survives. He attended schools in Carini, Sicilia and moved to the United States and at age 16 moved with his family to Washington. Tony married the former Carol “Jennette” Swanner on August 15, 1998 who survives. He was co-owner and co-operator of Franks’ Pizza of Washington. Tony was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church where he served as Main Altar Server for the 8:00 AM Mass. He was also a Third Degree member with Knights of Columbus of Washington.  Surviving along with Tony’s wife Jennette of the home are two children: a daughter Adriana Cilluffo and a son Giuseppe “Joseph” Cilluffo both of the home; his mother: Giuseppa Mannino Cilluffo of Carini Sicilia; a brother: Vincenzo “Vinnie” Cilluffo and his wife Mary Anne of Blounts Creek; two sisters: Caterina Licari and Girolama “Mimma” Sacca’ of Carini Sicilia; two nieces: Cristina Cilluffo and Gabriella Cilluffo both of Blounts Creek; several nieces and nephews in Italy and his mother-in-law Carolyn Swanner of Washington.  A Rosary Service will be held 6:00 PM Tuesday July 5, 2011 followed by a visitation until 8:30 PM at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Cilluffo family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Rocco Claps

Rocco Claps, 83, Nov. 10. Funeral 2 p.m., Sunday, funeral home chapel. Burial, Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Chocowinity. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) –November 11, 2000)

Aaron Gray Clark

Aaron Gray “Butch” Clark, age 69, a resident of 2254 Slatestone Road, Washington, died Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Trinity Episcopal Church with The Rev. J. M. “Sonny” Browne, III officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the service hour, Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Trinity Church Parish Hall, Chocowinity, NC.  Mr. Clark was born in Beaufort County on June 3, 1940 to George Gray and Polly “Odell” Hodges Clark who preceded him in death. Butch was married to Juanita Perry Clark who survives. He lived most of his life in Beaufort County and worked with Corey’s Home Center in Williamston for 26 years. Butch was known by his friends and customers alike for his tremendous personality; his sense of humor kept everyone laughing. Butch was a trooper to the end!  He loved his dog Tiffany. Butch was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Loyal Order of Moose #1800, Beaufort County Grange #1233 and the Tar Heel Campers Club.  In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Gray Clark and wife Sandy of Chocowinity, NC, Bobby Perry and wife Terri of Cold Springs, KY and Jimmy Perry and wife Lori of Greenville, NC; one daughter, Teresa Fulcher and husband Linwood of New Bern, NC; one brother, Bobby Clark and wife Lisa of Chocowinity, NC; eight grandchildren, Derek Clark, Candace Clark, Kayli Clark, Aspyn Fulcher, Tara Perry, Courtney Perry, Corey Perry and Olivia Perry; and four great grandchildren.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Clark family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, December 29, 2009)

Alma Gibbs Clark

Mrs. Alma Gibbs Clark, age 76, a resident of 754 Indian Island Road, Aurora, NC died Tuesday January 2, 2007 at the Craven Regional Hospital in New Bern, NC.  A graveside funeral will be held 1:00 PM today January 4, 2006 at the Warren Memorial Cemetery in Blounts Creek officiated by the Rev. Blaney Rowe.  Mrs. Clark was born in Pamlico County on June 16, 1930 daughter of the late Milton Gibbs and the late Mollie Virginia Rowe Gibbs. She attended Pamlico County Schools. Mrs. Clark married Hays Clark, Jr. who preceded her in death on March 10, 1985. Mrs. Clark dedicated her time and energy to her family as a homemaker.  Survivors include a daughter: Pamela I. Brinn and her husband James Larry of Chesapeake, VA; two sons: Hays Clark of Baton Rouge, LA and Miles Clark and Kathy of Aurora; two sisters: Mavis O’Neal of Bayboro and Diane Harris of Wilmington, NC; five grandchildren: Cindy Bonner, April Prest, Craig Brinn, Shawn Clark and Dawn Clark; nine great grandchildren: John, Sean, Jennifer, Luke, Jake, Anna, A.J. Michael and Elijah and a special friend and caretaker Patty. The family appreciates all prayers and acts of kindness shown to their mother and grandmother during her illness and a special thank you goes to Aunt Veda, Hix and Celia.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Clark family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Thursday, January 4, 2007)

Ann Winstead Clark

BELHAVEN - Mrs. Ann Winstead Clark, age 81, a resident of 229 Pungo View Road, Belhaven, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at her home.  A graveside service will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends at the home.  Mrs. Clark was born on March 2, 1925, the daughter of the late Ellis G. Winstead, M.D. and Annie Murphy Winstead. She was married to Charles G. Clark on June 25, 1955.  Mrs. Clark was a retired registered nurse, having received her education at the Belhaven Schools, Woman’s College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in Greensboro, N.C., and the Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing in Richmond, Va.  Surviving with her husband is one son, Charles G. Clark Jr., and one daughter, LeAnna C. Drouin, both of Greenville, N.C., and one brother, Ellis G. Winstead of Summerville, Ga.  Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by one sister, Leah Dae Winstead Younce of Belhaven, N.C.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Clark family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, March 27, 2006)

Charles Colie Clark, Jr.

Mr. Charles Colie Clark, Jr, age 25, a resident of Hwy 99 South, Bath, NC, died Sunday, March 18, 2012 as a result of injuries received in an accident. A graveside service will be at 2:30 PM, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Dunn Family Cemetery, Falkland, NC , officiated by Billy Peed. Kyle Alligood, Benji Brooks, Rumley Everett, Phillip Hassell, Stephen Oden and Jared Sink will serve as pallbearers. Harris Clark, Jordan Clark, Hunter Dunn, Ron Dunn, Tyler Dunn and Joe Hobbs will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations and other times at the home. The family will travel in procession to the cemetery following the visitation.  Charles was born June 11, 1986 in Pitt County son of Charles Colie Clark and Shirley Jean Dunn Clark. He graduated from Northside High School in 2004 and Pitt Community College in 2007 with a degree in Building Construction Technology. Charles worked in the family business as a logger with Nifong Construction Co. On October 4, 2008 he was married to Misty Leigh Nifong. Charles loved to be outdoors fishing and hunting. He had a very outgoing personality and loved to spend time with his friends. Charles was a loving son - the best son anyone could have.  In addition to his parents and his wife he is survived by his sister, Crissie Clark Woolard of Greenville, his grandmother, Ruby Dunn of Ayden, his in-laws, Kim and Carroll Nifong of Fairfield, sister-in-law Shawna Martin and husband Troy and of Greenville, nieces Jordan Woolard and Riley Woolard both of Greenville, and best friends Brad and Rebecca Cahoon and children Cole and Colin of Belhaven.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Charles Gorham Clark, Sr.

Charles Gorham Clark, Sr., 82, a resident of 229 Pungo view Road, Belhaven, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007 at Greenfield Place Nursing Center of Greenville. A private burial service for family will be held at a later date. Mr. Clark was born in Beaufort County on May 2, 1925, son of the late George W. Clark and the late Bertha Artis Clark. He served with the U.S. Navy during WWII. He graduated from East Carolina College (now East Carolina University) and attended Ohio State University. Mr. Clark married Ann Winstead, of Belhaven on June 25, 1955, who preceded him in death on March 26, 2006. After living in Raleigh and Norfolk, he and Ann moved to Greenville in 1957, where they opened and operated Clark and Company. While living in Greenville, he served two years on the Greenville Board of Adjustments, was a member in the Greenville Jaycees and served as President of the Greenville Exchange Club. He was a Past Master of Greenville Lodge 284 AF&AM, serving in 1964 and 1974. Mr. Clark was honored with a life membership in 1984. He was elected an honorary member of Greenville Masonic Lodges, William Pitt Lodge 734 AF&AM in 1973 and Crown Point Lodge 708 AF&AM in 1982. He was a York Rite Mason and recipient of the KYCH Degree and was a past Sovereign Master of the Duke of Beaufort No. 20 Allied Masonic Degrees. After retiring and returning to Belhaven in 1988, he was active in the Pungo River Sport Fishermen's Association and published the association's newsletter, The Pungo Sentinel, he attended many concerns on fisheries issues and other subjects, in letters to editors, etc. He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Clark and Bertha C. Clark; his wife, Ann W. Clark; two brothers, Curtis Clark and Orville R. Clark; three sisters, Eula Clark, Nina Clark Powell and Linda Clark Heekin; and his stepmother, Glayde Clark Linton. Mr. Clark is survived by a son, Charles G. Clark Jr.; a daughter: LeAnna Clark Drouin; and four grandchildren, all of Greenville; a sister, Iris Clark Holt of Pensacola, Fla. and several nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at the home of Mr. Clark's niece, Andrea Heekin, located at 812 Hubs Rec Road, Belhaven.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] - Thursday, December 6, 2007)

Clara Denby Clark

CHOCOWINITY - Mrs. Clara Denby Clark, 88, a former resident of Chocowinity, died early Thursday morning, August 13th at the Beaufort County Home.  Services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, August 15th at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington with the Rev. Michael Nations officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinity Cemetery located in Chocowinity.  Serving as pallbearers are: David Perdue, Tim Eldred, Markey Burroughs, Dobey Burroughs, Jimmy Wilcox and George Branch.  Mrs. Clark was born in Beaufort County, August 14, 1909, daughter of the late William Thomas and Bessie Elizabeth Denby. She was married to Glen Thomas Clark on March 20, 1926, who preceded her in death on May 9, 1973. Mrs. Clark was a devoted homemaker by devoting her life to her family.  Survivors include: three daughters, Mary Wall and Pearl Perdue of Chocowinity and Margie Burroughs of Havelock; one son, Ronnie Clark of Belhaven; eight grandchildren, Dobey Burroughs, Cynthia Wilcox, Markey Burroughs, Joe Wall, Sheila Eldred, David Perdue, Tassie Mills, and Ron Clark, Jr; and 14 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.  Family will receive friends 2-3:30 p.m. in the afternoon and 7-8:30 p.m.  Friday, August 14th at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Mary Wall, 207 Carolina Ave., Chocowinity.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – August 14, 1998; pg. B6)

David Earl Clark, Jr.

David Earl Clark, Jr., age 51, a resident of 2389 West Barr Road, Chocowinity, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Pastor Henry Horne. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, March 5, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Clark family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Dennis James Clark, Sr.

Mr. Dennis James Clark, Sr., age 57, a resident of 195 Hodges Road, Chocowinity died suddenly Thursday evening December 13, 2012 at Washington County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday December 16, 2012 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington officiated by Pastor Ola Forbes, Jr. and Pastor John Mark Windley. Burial will follow in Ayden Cemetery. Dillion Haddock, Brandon Haddock, Hunter Corey, Bill Ambrose, Robert Merrill, Paul Bland and Danny McLawhorn will serve as pallbearers. Trey Corey and Billy Ray Clark will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Matthew Sheldon will serve as an alternate pallbearer.  Mr. Clark was born in Beaufort County on November 23, 1955, son of the late Jesse Woodrow Clark, Sr. and Helen Arnold Clark. On February 17, 2001 he married the former Mareece “Recie” Gurley. He was a heavy equipment operator with Roberts Company and was also owner of Clark & Son Fence Company. In his younger years, he enjoyed rebuilding cars. In addition to his wife, Recie, he is survived by his daughter: Peggy “Denise” Haddock and husband Brian of Calico; his son: Dennis James Clark, Jr., of Ayden; grandsons: Brandon and Dillion Haddock; step-children: Amy Gurley Corey and husband, Hardy Ray Corey, Jr. and Lee Gurley and wife Donna Daniels Gurley all of Chocowinity; step grandchildren: Hunter Corey, Carlee Corey, Trey Corey, Jessica Cartwright, Makayla Daniels, Brett Carawan and Danielle Carawan; his brothers: Jesse Clark and wife Lydia of Washington, Bobby Clark and wife, Angela of Washington and Curtis Clark and wife, Diane of Newton Grove and his mother-in-law: Marlene Fancher of Chocowinity. He was preceded in death by first his wife, Virginia Dail Clark on December 24, 1999 ; his brother, Billy Ray Clark in October 2009 and his sister: Pansy Sue Clark.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home in Chocowinity. Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Clark family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Donald Ray Clark

Donald Ray Clark, 59, of Lockport, Ill., died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, in his residence.  Mr. Clark, born in Washington, N.C., and a native of Dare County, was a correctional officer for the state of Illinois and a Methodist. He was a retired staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, having served in Vietnam. He was the son of Clarence McDonald Clark of Manteo and the late Mabel Davenport Clark.  Besides his father, Mr. Clark is survived by four sons, James Louis Clark and Gerald Ray Clark, both of Anderson, S.C., David Michael Clark and Daniel Davidson Clark, both of Boston; stepdaughter, Carol Ruth Thomas of Anderson; sister, Geneva Clark of Manteo; and a grandchild.  A funeral will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Dennis Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Little Washington, at 3 p.m. Visitation will be today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo. The family will receive friends at the home of Mack Clark, Manteo, at other times.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 18, 1997; pg. B9)

Doris Patricia Brooks Clark

Mrs. Doris Patricia Brooks Clark, age 52, a resident of 704 Hudnell Street, Washington, NC died Monday, February 19, 2007.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, February 22, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Rev. Robert J. Paciocco. Pallbearers will be Braxton Brooks, Jr., Terry Brooks, Jimmy Burbage, Jr., David Burbage, Sr., David Burbage, Jr. and A.J. Garris.  Mrs. Patricia was born in Beaufort County on June 9, 1954, daughter of the late Braxton Earl Brooks, Sr. and Doris Burbage Brooks. She was a graduate of Washington High School Class of 1972 and continued her education at the former Beaufort County Technical Institute. Mrs. Patricia was a member of the Red Hat Society “Beaufort County Chapter” and a member of the First Baptist Church of Washington.  Survivors include a daughter: Mindy Woolard and her husband Joey of Washington; a son: Stephen Lee Burrow, Jr. of Washington; her mother: Doris Burbage Brooks Karnowski of Washington; two brothers: Braxton E. Brooks, Jr. of Morehead City and Terry W. Brooks of Morehead City; a sister: Brenda B. Ingram of Millbrook, AL and a grandson: Dylan Woolard of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving Mrs. Patricia’s family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, February 22, 2007)

Dorothy Aycock Davenport Clark

Mrs. Dorothy Aycock Davenport Clark, 85, of Autumnfield, Belhaven, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Pungo District Hospital.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at the Hebron United Methodist Church in Pantego with Rev. Sam L. Grist III officiating.  The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall immediately after the service. A Service of Committal will follow at the Flynn Cemetery in Pantego.  Mrs. Clark was born August 27, 1923 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late James Henderson Davenport and Esther Old Aycock Davenport. On December 19, 1945 she married George Curtis Clark who preceded her in death. She was a lifelong resident of Pantego. She attended UNC-G and retired from Tideland Electric Membership Corporation.  Survivors include two daughters, Mary Esther Baker and her husband, Stan of Raleigh, NC and Martha Ella Dreher and her husband, David of Jackson, MS; one son, George Curtis Clark, Jr. and his wife, Anne, of Greenville, NC; one sister, Ella Old West of Elizabeth City, NC; and five grandchildren, Dr. Edwin B. Martin II and his wife Beth, of Wrightsville Beach, NC, John C. Martin of Charleston, SC, Tiffany Martin of Oakland, CA, Caroline Clark and Curt Clark, both of Greenville, NC.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Clark family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 31, 2009)

Elberta Clark

Elberta "Bert" Clark, 96, June 19. Funeral 11 a.m., today, Haw Branch Church of Christ, Chocowinity.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) –June 21, 2001)

Estelle Carrow Clark

CHOCOWINITY – Mrs. Estelle Carrow Clark, 73, of 1228 N.C. 33 West died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005.  Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the residence.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – October 4, 2005)

Ferraba Sutherland Clark

Mrs. Ferraba Sutherland “Kelly” Clark, age 68, a resident of 115 Beech Lane, Washington, NC died Friday July 15, 2011 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Monday July 18, 2011 at First Church of Christ of Washington officiated by Ray West, Steve Hill and Ethan Coltrain. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Mrs. Clark’s grandson Derek Saunders and deacons of First Church of Christ will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Clark was born in Mt. Crawford, VA on July 25, 1942 daughter of the late Charles Otis Sutherland and the late Alice Marie Blackwell Sutherland. She was a graduate of Wilson Memorial High School in Fisherville, VA. Mrs. Clark married James Robert Kelley on October 13, 1971 who preceded her in death on December 19, 1999. She later married Paul A. Clark, Jr. on July 2, 2005 who survives. Mrs. Clark was a waitress who had worked in Roanoke, VA and locally at Blackbeard’s Restaurant and Hog Heaven. She was a member of First Church of Christ and a member of its adult Sunday School class.  Surviving along with Mrs. Clark’s husband Paul of the home are five daughters: Teresa Stephens of Virginia Beach, Tamera Dulin and Darlene Brown both of Roanoke, VA, Debra Wilson of Martinsville, VA and Stephanie Cherry of Greenville, NC; three step-daughters: Sharon Woolard of Washington, Connie Benson of Pantego and Cheryl Reed of Chocowinity; two step-sons: Paul A. Clark III of Chocowinity and Charles T. Clark of Bath; three brothers: Otis Sutherland and Avis Sutherland both of Danville, VA and Ernest Sutherland of New Hope, VA; two sisters: Sarah Cash of Stanton, VA and Polly Caricofe of New Hope, VA; twenty-one grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday July 17, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home. Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Clark family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Frances Clark

HAMPTON - Frances St. Clair Clark, 60, a native of Beaufort County, N.C., died Wednesday, Nov. 17.  Mrs. Clark retired as a nurses' aide from Hampton General Hospital. She was a member of Bethel Temple Assembly of God.  Survived by her husband, Solomon Clark; two daughters, Deborah Clark-McGhee of Hampton and April Clark-Wynn of Fayetteville, N.C.; a son, Curtis W. Clark of Newport News; four sisters, Annie Albritton of Hyattsville, Md., Juanita St. Clair-Mills and Clara Stokes of Chocowinity, N.C., and Ruth Wallace of Greenville, N.C.; three brothers, Collier St. Clair of Atlanta, Alonzo St. Clair of Chocowinity, and Elmo "Stacy" St. Clair of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.  Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church by Dr. Alonzo St. Clair and the Rev. Don Rodgers. The body will be placed in the church by noon. Assemble by 1:15 p.m. at 21 Sacramento Drive, 6E. Burial in Parklawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel, Newport News.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – November 21, 1993; pg. C4)

George Curtis Clark, Sr.

Mr. George Curtis Clark, Sr., 88, of 25557 U.S. Highway 264 East, Pantego, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at his home.  A private memorial service will be held by the family.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Mr. Clark’s home.  Mr. Clark was born Nov. 18, 1917, in Beaufort County. He was the son of the late George Washington Clark and Bertha Clark. On Dec. 19, 1945, he married the former Dorothy Davenport, who survives. He was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine, where he earned the rank of lieutenant. Mr. Clark’s travels in the military took him around the world several times, with his favorite stop being in Australia. He was an avid hunter and sailor.  Survivors include his wife, Dorothy D. Clark; two daughters, Mary Esther Baker and her husband, Stan, of Raleigh, N.C., and Martha Ella Dreher and her husband, David, of Jackson, Miss.; one son, George Curtis Clark Jr. and his wife, Anne, of Greenville, N.C.; one sister, Iris C. Holt of Pensacola, Fla.; one brother, Charles G. Clark of Pungo Creek, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Dr. Edwin B. Martin III and his wife, Beth, of Wilmington, N.C., John C. Martin of Asheville, N.C., Tiffany Martin of Wilmington, N.C., Caroline Clark and Curt Clark, both of Greenville, N.C.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Clark family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, July 3, 2006)

Helen Elizabeth Windley Clark

Ms. Helen Elizabeth Windley Clark, age 76, a resident of Clark Rd., Bath, NC, died Monday, October 15, 2012 at her home. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 18, 2012 at St. Clair's Church of Christ officiated by Craig Hagen. Special music will be provided by Double Portion, Jennifer Taylor and Kay Tetterton. Nicholas "Nick" Shiver, Brad Credle and Stephen "Stevie" Credle, Don Edwards, Danny Midgette and Timmy Craig will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in St. Clair's Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at St. Clair's Church of Christ, 9814 NC 99 Hwy S, Bath, NC and other times at her home.  Ms. Clark was born in Beaufort County on March 17, 1936 daughter of Alton and Leah Braddy Windley. She was married to Stephen Charlie "Steve" Clark who preceded her in death. Ms. Clark loved Jesus and was a faithful member of St. Clairs. She loved spending time with her grand kids, enjoyed bowling and her baby dolls.  Ms. Clark is survived by her daughters, Debra Clark Credle and husband Terry and Sylvia C. Shiver and husband Randy all of Bath; her brothers, Buddy Windley of Washington and Ronnie Windley of Louisiana; her sisters, Nelva Naurizio of Winter Park, FL, Velma Boyle of Orlando, FL, Jean Benson of Tulsa, OK, Lorraine Craig of Chocowinity and Deborah Kay Windley of Washington; her grandchildren, Terry Stephen Credle and wife Amy of Greenville, Bradford Clark Credle of Bath, Sara Elizabeth Credle of Bath and Nick Shiver of Bath and 5 great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Phelps Windley and her sisters, Leah Pauline Edwards and Wanda Grizzard.m  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Jackie Ingalls Clark

Mrs. Jackie Ingalls Clark, 74, of 197 Clifton Meadow Drive, died Sunday, July 9, 2006 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2006 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Pastor Phillip Jethro and Pastor Bobby Bragan officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Alton L. Ingalls, William Eugene Ingalls, Lewis Wayne Ingalls, John Curtis Clark, Jim Hatcher and Bobby O’Neal will serve as pallbearers. Leamon H. Ingalls, Jr. and Frankie Watson will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Clark was born October 10, 1931 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Leamon H. and Claudia Mae Allcox Ingalls. On June 15, 1950, she married Guy Edward Clark. Mrs. Clark was a retired bookkeeper with the Washington Housing Authority. She was a member of Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church and a former member of Alligood Church of God.  Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Guy Edward Clark; two sons, Edward Cornell Clark and his wife, Kathy Potter Clark and Steven Curtis Clark and his wife, Jackie Thurmon Clark, all of Washington; four brothers, Lewis Wayne Ingalls of Raleigh, NC, Leamon H. Ingalls, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, William Eugene Ingalls of Verbena, AL and Alton L. Ingalls of Washington, NC; two grandchildren, Chastity Clark Baugham and Joshua Edward Clark, both of Washington and one great-grandson, Jaxon Matthew Baugham of Washington.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Clark family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, July 11, 2006)

Johnnie Merrion Clark

Mr. Johnnie Merrion Clark, age 84, a former resident of Frederick Road, Chocowinity, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, March 13, 2014 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington conducted by Rev. Frederick Dixon and Rev. Ronnie Gurganus. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Clark’s grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers: J.D. Clark, Justin Clark, Eugene Clark, Cadin Clark, Lee Edwards and Dalton Edwards.  Mr. Clark was born in Beaufort County on November 5, 1929. He was the son of the late Oscar Clark and Laura McRoy Clark. Mr. Clark was a farmer and worked for many years and retired from Mitchell Tractor Company. He was a member of Hodges Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church. Mr. Clark was a loving father and husband, who enjoyed cooking and feeding his family and friends.  On January 19, 1950, Mr. Clark married the former Margie Ree Paramore, who preceded him in death, September 29, 2000. On May 21, 2001, he married the former Zelma Rowe Gaskins, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his children, Johnnie Douglas Clark and wife, Kathy of Washington, Grace C. Mills and husband, Herbert of Grimesland, Denise C. Dixon and husband, Randy of Washington, Lorraine C. Fillingame and husband, Pittman of Vanceboro; four grandchildren, J.D. Clark, Eugene Clark, Lee Edwards, Brandi Dixon; six great grandchildren, Cadin, Justin, Shane, Dylan, Dalton and Kayla; four step children, Tommy Rowe and wife, Pat of Chocowinity, Judy Norris and husband, Stanley of Vanceboro, Sharon Owens and husband, Bobby of Chocowinity, Jacky Rowe and wife, Evelyn of Chocowinity; six step grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Margie Ree Paramore Clark; two brothers, Snodie Clark and Eddie Clark; two sisters, Ruby Linton and Bessie Carawan and a son in law, Danny Edwards.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at his home, 760 Frederick Road, Chocowinity and the home of his daughter, Denise Dixon, 1446 Robersonville Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Clark family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Johnnie Riley Clark, Sr.

Mr. Johnnie Riley Clark Sr., 81, of 763 Washington St., Belhaven, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Saint James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Elder Barry James officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery.  Mr. Clark was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 25, 1926. He was the son of the late Fred Clark Sr. and Carrie R. Clark. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of Saint James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Survivors include two sons, Johnnie Clark Jr. of Fayetteville and Dwight Clark of New York, N.Y.; two daughters, Cora Bonner of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Dorothy Clark of Queens, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  A walk-in visitation will be held today from 2:30-8:30 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington. The body may be viewed Saturday from 10-10:30 a.m. at Saint James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, March 7, 2008)

Joliene Byrd Clark

Joliene “Jo” Byrd Clark Silvers Gosser LaClair Clark passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ, Highway 99 South, Bath, conducted by Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Joe Sanderson, Thomas Windley, Bonner Hawkins, Donald Alligood, Tony Brinn and Daniel Hudson.  Joliene was born on August 23, 1932 to the late Mary Marshal Cox and Frank Anderson Clark, Sr. near Bath, N.C. She graduated from Bath High School in 1951.  Joliene spent 45 years of her life living in Chesapeake, VA. She retired a federal employee from the Norfolk Naval Base in 1996 as a computer operator. She moved back to eastern North Carolina in 2006. She was a charter member of the south Norfolk Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. She was a 50 year member of the Somerset, Kentucky Order of the Eastern Star.  Joliene was also a charter member of the Beaufort County Genealogical Society. She was the author of several books, one of which was “Pamticoe Cousins of Beaufort County, N.C.”  She is survived by a son, Ramon Fernando Silvers and his wife, Amy of Williamstown, KY; two grandsons, Ramon Cody Silvers and Chase Silvers; two step-grandchildren; Zach and Savannah; siblings, Frank A. Clark, Jr. of Bath; Sylvia C. Mills of Greenville, Mary C. Woolard of Bath, Wanda C. Foreman of Pinetown, and Winnie C. Hylton of Bath and a host of nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her siblings: Liddie E. Cretens, Marie Swindell, Donald S. Clark, Lurel Malcolm Clark, Stephen Charlie Clark, Mylon Ray Clark and sister in law, Helen Windley Clark.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Clark family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lillian Heller Clark

Mrs. Lillian Heller Clark, age 88 a resident of 2245 Old New Bern Road, Chocowinity, NC died Thursday July 7, 2011 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 3:30 PM Saturday July 9, 2011 at Wesley Cemetery of Chocowinity officiated by Rev. Joshua Rager. Jimmy Harris, Jr., Billy Avery, Darin Nelson, Edrew Samuel Clark, Jr., Brandon McCarter and Brian Tuck will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Clark was born in Anderson County, SC on August 4, 1922 daughter of the late Louis Edrew Heller and the late Mary Honeycutt Heller. She married Earl David Clark, Sr. on December 8, 1941 who preceded her in death on January 31, 2001. Mrs. Clark was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Chocowinity.  Family members include a daughter: Mary Louise Clark Harris and her husband Jimmy of Chocowinity; three sons: Earl David Clark, Jr. and his wife JoAnn of Muskogee, OK, Edrew Samuel Clark, Sr. and his wife Jewell of Hartsville, SC and Melvin Gene Clark of McAllen, TX; seven grandchildren; Jimmy Harris, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Dr. Rachel McCarter and husband Brandon, Becky Avery and husband Billy, Dr. Jennifer Tuck and husband Brian, Jeffry David Clark, Jamie Sizemore and husband Hoyt as well as twelve great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Saturday July 9, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is serving the Clark family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Margaret Ray Cayton Clark

Mrs. Margaret Ray Cayton Clark, age 87, a resident of 1302 Possum track road, Chocowinity, died peacefully Friday, May 29, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 2, 2009 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Pastor Henry Horne and her grandson, Pastor Gene Williams, Jr. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mrs. Clark’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Clark was born in the Edward community of Beaufort County on August 4, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Henry Wade Cayton and Phoebe Bennett Cayton. Mrs. Clark was a cosmetologist with Cinderella Beauty Shop from 1958 to 1964. Later, she operated a beauty shop out of her home. Mrs. Clark loved to sew and was known for her sewing. She made crafts and sold them out of her home. Mrs. Clark was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and taught the Primary Sunday School Class for several years. “She was a great mother and a friend to everyone who met her.”  On March 27, 1940, she married Alonza Dumay Clark, who preceded her in death, July 29, 1998.  Survivors include one daughter, Linda Williams and her husband, Gene of Vanceboro; seven sons, Dumay Clark and his wife, Christine, Tommy Clark and his wife, Ann all of Chocowinity; Terry Clark and his wife, Christy, David Clark and his wife, Shelia all of Washington; Mike Clark and his wife, Debbie of Blounts Creek; Clifton Clark and his wife, Betty of Cove City; Osborne Clark and his wife, Barbara of Greenville; her twin sister, Elizabeth Edwards of Chocowinity; 19 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by three sisters, Louise Johnson of Fayetteville, Lois Bonner of Washington, Lillian McRoy of Chocowinity and four brothers, Donald Cayton of Virginia, Alton Cayton of Chocowinity, Mayhew Cayton of Chocowinity, Wade Cayton of Wilmington.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday, June 1, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her son, Tommy Clark, 7349 U.S. Highway 17 South, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Clark family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, May 31, 2009)

Mary Elizabeth Haddock Clark

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Haddock Clark, age 76, a resident of River Trace Nursing Center of Washington passed away with family by her side on Sunday June 17, 2012.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday June 20, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. Pastor Jerry Waters will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Nephews and great nephews Wendell Carawan, Ottis Clark, Douglas Clark, J.D. Clark, Eugene Clark and Trent Carawan will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Clark was born in Pitt County on June 10, 1936 daughter of the late Leon C. Haddock, Sr. and the late Miriam Elizabeth Stocks Haddock. She attended Washington High School and married Snodie M. Clark on January 2, 1954 who preceded her in death on January 21, 1984. Mrs. Clark was owner and operator of Knotty Pine Inn of Washington and later worked as a sales associate with Belks of Washington and retired in 2005. She was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Washington Moose Lodge # 1800 and Choctaw Council # 51 Degree of Pocahontas where she served as past Great Pocahontas.  Mrs. Clark is survived by a daughter: Linda Clark Hedgepeth and her husband Robert E. Hedgepeth, Jr. of Washington; two sisters: Helen Daniel of Washington and Ellen Watkins of Yukon, OK; three brothers: James Haddock of Charlotte, Leon Haddock, Jr. of Webster FL and Roland Haddock of Washington; two grandchildren: Paige Hedgepeth Stocks and her husband Billy and Bradford Clark Hedgepeth and three great grandchildren: Haley Lynne Hedgepeth, Emeline Elizabeth Stocks and William Gardner “Will” Stocks, III.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday June 19, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of her daughter Linda Hedgepeth located at 202 Blue Gill Drive, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the Clark family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Ellen Keel  Clark

Mrs. Mary Ellen Keel Clark, age 90, a resident of 2060 West 5th Street, Greenville, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, June 17, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington, conducted by R. Guerry Barbee.  Mrs. Clark was born in Aiken, S.C. on July 17, 1920. She was the daughter of the late James Hiram and Lillie Keel. Mrs. Clark was Overseer of the Cutting Room at Washington Garment Company for many years.  Mrs. Clark is survived by three daughters, Edna Clements of Durham, N.C., Barbara Puryear of Greenville, and Janice Ormond of Greenville; 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren and a sister, Virginia Procop of Claymont, Del.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by a son, Lester Hiram Clark and a daughter, Margaret Virginia Ecalina.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Clark family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Little Clark

Ms. Mary Little Clark, age 91, a former resident of Duck Creek Rd., Washington, NC died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, May 20, 2011 at River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Washington. The family will receive friends Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington, officiated by Mike Chandler.  Ms. Clark was born on December 11, 1919 in Siler City, NC, the daughter of the late James Albert and Lossie Welch Brown. She was a resident of Washington for many years, having worked as a seamstress at Sampson Shirt Factory for 35 years. Ms. Clark also worked as a Civil Service employee during WWII. She was a past member of Woodard's Pond Church of Christ in Washington, the Washington Garden Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars. She later lived in Frankston, TX for 35 years prior to returning to Washington.  Survivors include two sons, Jerry W. Little and wife, Linda of Washington, NC and Floyd Little of Greenville, NC; daughter, Lossie J. Nixon of Suffolk, VA; sister, Lois McGee of Turkey, NC; twelve grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Robert D. Little; daughter, LeAnn Cook; and son, Jimmy Little.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations of Washington, NC, has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Clark family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Monroe Clark

Bishop Monroe Clark, of the 100 block of Welch Road, died Sept. 22, 1996, in Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach.  Born in Pantego, N.C., he was the widower of Ruth Corine Clark. Mr. Clark was a church minister and member of Saint Stephens Holiness Church, Chesapeake.  Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Holmes, Catherine Clark, both of Chesapeake; five sisters, Mattie Whichard, Sudie Vines, both of Greenville, N.C., Louise Williams of Snow Hill, N.C., Marie Wallace of Grifton, N.C., Rosa Edwards of New Haven, Conn.; two brothers, Henry Clark and Frank Clark of Greenville; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; and many other surviving relatives and friends.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Saint Stephens Holiness Church, Chesapeake, by Bishop John R. Savage assisted by Elder Paul Arrington. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Fitchett Funeral Home is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – September 26, 1996; pg. B6)

Mylon Ray Clark

Mylon Ray Clark, 50, of the 2900 block of Berkley Ave., died Dec. 19, 2000, at his residence.  Born in Washington, N.C., Mr. Clark retired in 1996 as a fire control electrician of Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 26 years of service. He was a member of Doric Masonic Lodge No. 44 AF & AM.  He is survived by two sons, Shawn G. Clark and Ryan D. Clark of Chesapeake; seven sisters, Liddie Cretens of S. Milwaukee, Wis., Marie Swindell and Mary Frances Woolard of Bath, N.C., Joliene Clark and Winnie Hylton of Chesapeake, Sylvia Ann Mills of Greenville, N.C., and Wanda May Foreman of Pine Town, N.C.; and two brothers, Frank Clark Jr. and Donald Clark of Bath, N.C. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mary Clark; and two brothers, Malcolm and Steve Clark.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 21, 2000; pg. B8)

Paul Allen Clark, Jr.

Mr. Paul Allen “P.A.” Clark, Jr., age 80, a resident of 115 Beech Lane, the Rosedale Community in Washington died Friday, November 16, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  A funeral service will be held 1 PM Monday, November 19, 2012 at First Church of Christ of Washington officiated by Ray West and Steve Hill. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Elders and Deacons of First Church of Christ will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Clark was born in Beaufort County on January 26, 1932 son of the late Paul Allen "Pete" Clark, Sr. and the late Esther Taylor Clark. He was a 1950 graduate of Chocowinity High School and served his country in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He married the former Susie Pearl Harrison and later married Muriel Elizabeth Woolard on May 16, 1964 who preceded him in death on December 1, 2000. On July 5, 2005 he married the Ferraba Sutherland Kelly who preceded him in death on July 11, 2011. Mr. Clark retired from Texas Gulf in 1993 as a General Foreman. He was a strong supporter of Open Door Ministries where he served many years as treasure. Mr. Clark was a member of First Church of Christ and Clarks Neck Volunteer Fire Department.  Survivors include Mr. Clark’s children: Connie Clark Benson and her husband Mickey of Pantego, Paul Allen “Al” Clark, III and his wife Deborah of Chocowinity, Cheryl Clark Reed and her husband Rick of Chocowinity, Charles Taylor Clark and his wife Tina of Bath, Sharon Elizabeth Digness and her husband Brent of Washington; two sisters: Doris “Dot” Rayburn and Carolyn “Pop” Waters both of Chocowinity; ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  The family will receive friends 7 PM to 8:30 PM Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Clark family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Plum Edwards Clark

Plum Edwards Clark, 95, died after a long illness at her home in Stuart, Florida.  She was born in Aurora and was a graduate of East Carolina University.  A longtime resident of Nags Head, she and her husband, William Lionel Edwards, moved to Dare County in 1948, building and operating one of the first motels on the beach, Colonial Inn.  Over the following 20 years they owned numerous additional businesses in Nags Head including two restaurants where Mrs. Clark was famous for the pies and other desserts she made.  Mrs. Clark enjoyed her family, cooking, reading, and traveling.  She was an active member of the community.  She and her husband were politically involved in the founding of the Town of Nags Head and its fire department.  She attended the Nags Head Baptist Church and was a member of the Eastern Star.  She was an avid fisherman and fished in tournaments for many years with the Sea Hags.  Predeceased by both of her husbands, W.L. Edwards of Nags Head and Francis Clark of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Clark moved to Florida to live with her daughter after becoming ill in 1996.  Mrs. Clark is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jeff Gapstur of Stuart; her grandson and granddaughter, Chris and Devin Gapstur of Stuart; and her niece and nephew, Carl Wayne Johnson of Greensboro and Joyce Zelinsky of Chesapeake, Va.  A service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 12, 2003; pg. 10A)

Richard Lee Clark

Mr. Richard Lee Clark, 74, of 50 Riverside Road, Apt. 102, Washington, died Sunday, December 4, 2005 at his home.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at the Alligood Church of God with Pastor Philip Jethro officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Tommy Parker, Guy Clark, Harold Boyd, Ronnie Woolard, Nickey Hopkins and Aaron Waters will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at the Alligood Church of God.  Mr. Clark was born February 8, 1931 in Buckhannon, West Virginia.  He was the son of the late Paul J. Clark and Hazel Marie Phillips Clark.  He was married to the former Helen Taylor on March 28, 1992, who survives.  He was retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Fayetteville, NC with 23 years of service.  He was a member of the Alligood Church of God.  Survivors include his wife, Helen Taylor Clark; four sons, Thomas Lee Clark, Daniel Wayne Clark, Steven Clark and Richard Warren Clark, all of Fayetteville, NC; one step-daughter Sherry N. Cummings of Linden, NC; three step-sons, William Christopher Nance and Arthur Nance, Jr., both of Fayetteville, NC and Michael Aaron Nance of Taylorsville, NC; three sisters, Irene Clark of Jacksonville, FL, Patty C. Burk of Sterling, CO and Rosie C. Odgen of WV; four brothers, Donald Clark of Intersion City, FL, Russell Clark of Appomattox, VA, James Clark of Kansas and Arkie Clark; thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Bonnie Clark Holland, Delores Clark Autry and Marie Clark and three brothers, Robert William “Billy” Clark, Roy Howard Clark, and Paul Clark, Jr.  (Hillside Funeral Service obituary)

Richard Monquel Clark

CHOCOWINITY - Mr. Richard Monquel Clark, 14, of 258 Peed Road died Wednesday, July 4, 2007. He was a native of Pitt County. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday, Cornerstone Family Worship Center Church of God, Washington, N.C. Burial in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Noah's Ark Father Son and Holy Ghost Deliverance Church and other times at the residence.  Arrangements by Rountree Family Mortuary & Cremation Service.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - Saturday, July 7, 2007)

Rilma Smith Clark

Mrs. Rilma Smith Clark, 70, of 646 Elm St., Belhaven, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Saint Reddick Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery.  Mrs. Clark was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 10, 1936. She was the daughter of the late John and Flossie D. Smith. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to Elbert Clark, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Saint Miller Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include three daughters, Janet Clark, Mary C. Whitney and Wilma Clark, all of Belhaven; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Lillie S. Ward of New Bern, and Mary S. Spencer of Belhaven.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, January 28, 2007)

Rosa L. Clark

Mrs. Rosa L. Clark of 1005 Bonner St., Washington, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Mount Hebron Church of Christ with Elder Greg Boston officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Clark was born July 17, 1924, the daughter of the late Jinks and Bessie Gibbs Ebron. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was a member of Mt. Hebron Church of Christ.  Survivors include one daughter, Delzora Albritton; one sister, Emma Walker of Trenton, N.J.; one brother, Jasper Ebron of New Bern; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Windley and two brothers, Tom Ebron and James Ebron.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, December 25, 2006)

Ruben Wright Clark

NEW BERN - Ruben Wright Clark, affectionately known as “Do Daddy,” went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the age of 76. He was born on March 2, 1936 in Beaufort County to the late Gilbert Gaston Clark and Matilda Jones Clark. He was married to Eva Mae Jones in 1957 and together they enjoyed nearly 55 years of marriage. A skilled carpenter by trade, Mr. Clark enjoyed working with his hands and had worked with Hatteras Yachts for a number of years prior to his retirement. He was well known for his country cooking and enjoyed gardening, raising farm animals and riding on his tractor. He loved his church and was a longtime member of Spring Hope Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. Mr. Clark was also a kind and loving family man who not only loved his own family but who also opened up his heart and home to others.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Randy Earl Clark; a daughter, Debbie Hutchins; a foster daughter, Becky Warren; two brothers, Joe and Henry Clark; a sister, Mavis Cisco; and a son-in-law, Randy Toler.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Pollock-Best Funeral Chapel with the Rev. MacDonal Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  He is survived by his loving wife, Eva Mae Jones Clark of the home; three daughters, Linda Darnell Clark Anderson and husband Lloyd of New Bern, Glenda Clark Toler and companion, John Raynor of New Bern, and Brenda Clark Winstead and companion, Andrew Lamm of Castalia, NC; Carl Jones of New Bern who was like a son to Mr. Clark; sister, Lula Sawyer of Cary; brother, Ray Clark of New Bern; a special nephew, Lee Clark of Grantsboro; thirteen grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren.  The family received friends Tuesday evening at the funeral home.  Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations has the honor of serving The Clark Family.  (Pamlico Co. News [Oriental, NC]- August 15, 2012)

Ruth Main Clark

Mrs. Ruth Main Clark, age 74, of 6293 River Road, Washington, died Sunday, May 3, 2009.   A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2009 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with John Gibson officiating. Jimmy Main, David Main, Gary Fisher, Larry Gibson, Harry Main, and Mark Main will serve as pallbearers. Bobby Gibson and Robbie Main will be honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Clark was born July 8, 1934 in Boise, Idaho. She was the daughter of the late Wilbert Ogal Main and Eloise Wallace Main. Ruth was a graduate of Washington High School. She was a retired Sales Coordinator with DuPont in Kinston and was also a Mary Kay consultant for over 30 years. Ruth held the position of Senior Region with the Women of the Moose in Washington and volunteered with the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.  She is survived by two sons, Curtis Clark, and wife, Jill of Stokes, NC, and Byron Clark of Ozella Keys, FL; one daughter, Sonya Clark of Washington, NC; one brother, Harry Main of Washington, NC; one sister, Helen Gibson of Fuquay-Varina, NC; two grandchildren, William Clark, and Adrianne McCreary; and one great-grandchild, Trenton McCreary; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Wallace Main; and one sister, Jennette Main Fisher.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Clark family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, May 6, 2009)

Thurman Earl Clark, Sr.

VANCEBORO - Thurman Earl Clark Sr., 67, of 546 Clark Road, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.  He was a native of Beaufort County and a member of St. Peter OFWB Church where he served as a deacon, member of the Male Chorus, and Deacon's Fellowship.  His funeral will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at St. Peter OFWB Church in Vanceboro. Burial will be in the Clark Family Cemetery.  He is survived by his mother, Sarah Clark Campbell of Vanceboro; four sons, Thurman Clark Jr. of Boone, Frederick Clark of Harrisburg, Pa., Christopher Wesley and Ritchie Wesley, both of Atlanta, Ga.; three daughters, Lucinda Clark and Jacqueline Jones, both of New York and Angel Wesley of Greenville; two brothers, Claude Campbell and Orlando Campbell, both of Vanceboro; four sisters, Rachel Ham, Velma Cox, and Gail Lovick, all of New Bern; and Hattie Mae Black of Manassas, Va.; and six grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the church.  Arrangements are by Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, January 11, 2013)

Vance Clark

Vance Clark passed away in Wilkesboro, N.C., on September 17, 2010. Vance was born in Beaufort County on February 15, 1937 to Bailey and Ruby Clark.  He was a graduate of Chocowinity High School and later moved to Virginia to pursue his various business careers later retiring to the mountains of North Carolina that he so loved.  Funeral services were held Sunday, September 19, 2010, at the Lewis Fork Baptist Church in Wilkesboro.  Survivors include wife, Louise Morris Clark; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Sharon Clark, Tim Clark and Travis and Leslie Clark; sisters, Verona Cratch, Vivian Whitaker and Verla Respess; brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Doris Clark; eight grandchildren.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, September 22, 2010)

James H. Clarke, Jr.

James H. ''Jimmy'' Clarke, Jr., 63, of the 900 block of Baltimore St. in Norfolk, died Dec. 13, 1992, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mr. Clarke was born in Washington, N.C., and was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Norfolk. He was on the Usher Board and the Men's League at the church. Mr. Clarke was a retired auto mechanic after 30 years of service.  Survivors include his wife, Grace S. Clarke; one daughter, Doris C. Simmons of St. Albans, N.Y.; three sons, Michael Clarke of Loma Linda, Calif., James Clarke III and Kenneth Clarke, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his mother, Annie Holley of Washington, N.C.; five sisters, Doris L. Holley, Lavenia Farrow, Josephine Royster and Archie Ella Brakers, all of Washington, N.C., and Argentina Rogers of Atlanta; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, the late James Clarke Sr. and his stepfather, the late Archie Holley.  The funeral will be conducted at noon Friday in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church by the Rev. Keith Cook. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. A wake will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. T.E. Cooke-Twilight Funeral Home of Suffolk is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 16, 1992; pg. D2)

Lois Guthrie Clayton

Mrs. Lois Guthrie Clayton, age 88, of the Grassy Ridge community of Pantego died December 24, 2011 at UHS Beaufort Hospital following a short illness.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday December 28, 2011 at the Wilkinson Center of Belhaven officiated by Chris Noble and Russell Mann. Burial will follow at Belhaven Community Cemetery. Doug Alligood, Reggie Bishop, Keith Buck Radcliff, Todd Moore, Ben Johnson and Richard Dunbar will serve as pallbearers. Amy Johnson and her children: Griffin and Piper will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Clayton was born in Beaufort County on January 1, 1923 daughter of the late Annie Elizabeth and Charlie Fenner Guthrie. On February 17, 1945, she married Howard Edmon Clayton who preceded her in death on June 8, 1990. She was a mother and homemaker in the early years of her married life and worked at Farm Boys Restaurant for thirty years where she retired as owner and operator. Mrs. Clayton loved working with and serving all who entered their doors. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she attended faithfully for many years. She loved spending time with her family and was known as Nana to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Clayton was known for her wonderful sense of humor and could bring a smile to any face.  Mrs. Clayton is survived by her children: Linda Flowers of Engelhard, Howard Edmon “Bud” Clayton, Jr. and his wife Cathy of Ponzer, Elaine Hudnell and her husband Bill of Belhaven, Randy Clayton and his wife Rita of Ponzer, Pam Price and her husband Lanie of Pinetown and special “other” son Freddie Guthrie and his wife Kathy of California; a brother: Tommy Guthrie and his friend Wanda Cutler of Winsteadville; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Clayton was preceded in death by a son: Barry Clayton and a step-daughter: Vonnie Dixon.  The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday December 27, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Clayton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Neva Irene Clemmo

Mrs. Neva Irene Clemmo, 82, of 107 Anne Drive, Washington, died Monday, January 07, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2008 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Pastor Gary K. Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home of her son, David Clemmo, 114 Arbor Drive, Washington.  Mrs. Clemmo was born July 16, 1925 in Elmira, NY. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Georgia Durant. She was married to John H. Clemmo, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Clemmo was a homemaker and had lived in Beaufort County for 16 years.  Survivors include five sons, David Clemmo and companion, Margie of Washington, Michael David Clemmo of Washington, Edward Clemmo and wife, Lorie of Columbia, NJ, Paul Clemmo of Massena, NY, and Arnold Clemmo and wife, Amy of Massena, NY; one daughter, Judy Lovitt of Washington; one brother, Arthur Durant of Rochester, NY; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Clemmo family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, January 8, 2008)

James D. Clemmons

James D. “J.D.” Clemmons, 52, beloved husband of Olga (Weekes) Clemmons, of Clover Lane, Bloomfield, died peacefully at his home Tuesday (Aug. 22) after an extended illness. Born in Washington, N.C., son of the late Thomas and Lucy (Stith) Clemmons, he lived in Ansonia and Hartford before moving to Bloomfield over eight years ago. James was employed by the former B.F. Goodrich Co., Shelton, for many years, and most recently by the Cardinal Bus Company, Bloomfield. He was a memb er of the Charter Oak Lodge No. 67, B.P.O.E., a founding member of the Bridge The Gap Organization, Bloomfield, and was a singer and songwriter. Besides his loving wife of eight years, he leaves to mourn his passing four daughters, Kimberly Smith of California, Stephanie Clemmons and Cicily Clemmons, both of New Haven, and Jessica Clemmons of Georgia; two stepsons, Henry P. Jones of Groton, Jeffery W. Jones of Hartford; two step-daughters, Hennrietta Jones of Willimantic, Olga Jones of Bloomfield; two foster daughters, Latasha Richardson and Shauntelle Carter, both of Bloomfield; a brother, William E. Clemmons of Madison; two sisters, Ann T. Sanders of Ansonia, Carolyn C. Smith of North Haven; 18 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a stepson, Charles P. Jones. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 11 a.m., in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Hartford. Burial will be in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. His family will receive friends at the church Saturday, 10-11 a.m., prior to the Funeral Mass. Carmon Windsor Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.  (The Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) – August 24, 1995; pg. B12)

Frederick Earle Clifton

Mr. Frederick Earle Clifton, age 81, a resident of 664 Robersonville Road, Washington, died Thursday, August 10, 2006 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2006 in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Mr. Clifton was born in Beaufort County on March 6, 1925. He was the son of the late William Henry Clifton and Margaret Lee Goodwin Clifton. Mr. Clifton was a retired electrician with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.  Mr. Clifton was married to the former Stacey Murray, who preceded him in death, March 31, 2000.  Survivors include a daughter, Ann Clifton Tyndall of Wilmington; two granddaughters, Leah Clifton Rose and ReAnne Clifton Mayo both of Washington; daughter-in-law, Wilda Carver of Washington; and five great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Clifton was preceded in death by a son, William Earl “Bill” Clifton.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Clifton family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, August 11, 2006)

Gloria Moore Clifton

Mrs. Gloria Moore Clifton, 52, of 163 Leffert Place, Brooklyn, N.Y., and formerly of Chocowinity, died Friday, July 21, 2006, in New York.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Claybottom Missionary Baptist Church with Evangelist Elizabeth H. Goddard officiating. Burial will follow in Claybottom Cemetery, Chocowinity.  Survivors include three daughters, Latasha Farmer and Nakia Simmons, both of New York, and Shaqura Moore of St. Louis, Mo.; three sons, Jermaine Clifton, Derrick Clifton and Darrell Gorham, all of New York; four brothers, Marc Gorham, Terrance Gorham and Andra Long, all of New York, and Darrell T. Lodge of Portsmouth, Va.; one stepsister, Julia Lodge of Washington; and seven grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the Corbette home, Claybottom School Road, Chocowinity, and at the home of her stepsister, Julia F. Lodge, 1025 Magnolia School Road, Washington.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 28, 2006)

Ann Marie Duke Cobb

Mrs. Ann Marie Duke Cobb, age 65, a resident of Pinetops, NC died Monday June 10, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday June 15, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Rev. Jay Buckingham.  Mrs. Cobb was born in Beaufort County on July 22, 1947, daughter of the late William Benjamin Duke and the late Edna Mae Grantham Duke. She was a graduate of Washington High School and continued her education at East Carolina University where she earned her BS Degree in education and certification in Library Science. On March 22, 1969 she married Willis Edwin “Bill” Cobb, III, who survives. Mrs. Cobb was an educator at Rocky Mount Academy and a member of Pinetops Presbyterian Church.  Surviving along with her husband Bill of the home are two sons: Willis Edwin “Eddie” Cobb, IV, of Raleigh and William Benjamin “Ben” Cobb and wife Karen of Greenville: a grandson: Cameron Elijah Cobb of Greenville and a brother: Joseph Benjamin “Skipper” Duke of Greenville.  The family will receive friends 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday June 15, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Cobb family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Magnolia Dickens Cobb

Mrs. Magnolia Dickens Cobb, a resident of 907 Van Norden St., Washington, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, in Philadelphia, Penn. Arrangements will be announced by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, April 1, 2006)

Mrs. Magnolia Dickens Cobb, 82, of 907 Van Norden St., Washington, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, in Philadelphia, Pa.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Spring Garden Baptist Church with Elder Cornelius Paige officiating. Burial will follow in the Dickens family cemetery.  Mrs. Cobb was born on Nov. 14, 1923. She was married to James Cobb, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include two daughters, Verna C. Shaw of Philadelphia, Pa. and Magnolia C. Spruill of Washington; five sons, Clarence Cobb of Magnolia, N.J., John H. Cobb of Chocowinity, Booker T. Cobb and Alonza Cobb, both of Washington, and Melvin Cobb of Wake Forest; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Wilson and Lendora Wilkins, both of Philadelphia, Pa. and Martha Little of Washington; and one brother, Ernest Dickens of Camden, N.J.  The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 7, 2006)

Mary Louise Cobb

Mrs. Mary Louise Cobb, 85, a resident of 131 Keyesville Road, Washington, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at Ridgewood Manor.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. E.R. McNair officiating. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery.  Mrs. Cobb was born Sept. 2, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Molly Bernard Smith. She was a member of Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church. She attended Mother of Mercy Catholic School. She married William Cobb Sr., who preceded her in death.  Survivors include a son, Terry Cobb of Kinston; two sisters, Mary Kenlaw of Washington and Alberta Brooks of Chocowinity; and three grandchildren.  The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Leon Randolph Memorial Chapel.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, February 1, 2009)

Mary Virginia Butt Cobb

ELM CITY - Mary Virginia Butt Cobb, 80, died Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at Wilson Medical Center. Mary Virginia was born February 28, 1924 in Beaufort County NC daughter of the late Henry and Beulah Paul Butt. She was a member of the Elm City United Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist Women's group. A gathering to celebrate her life will be 11 a.m. Thursday October 28, 2004 at Elm City United Methodist Church with Reverend Stan Gallagher-Smith officiating.  The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home and other times at the home of the son.  Mrs. Cobb is survived by her husband, Thomas W. Cobb of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas B. and Vickie Cobb of Elm City; grandsons, Scott Thomas Cobb and Kevin Wells Cobb, both of Raleigh.  Arrangements are by Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen Memorial Park Funerals and Cremations, 2704 Nash Street North, Wilson.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – October 27, 2004; pg. B10)

Peter Cobb

Peter ''P.C.'' Cobb, 72, of the 900 block of Princess Anne Road, a retired foreman, died Dec. 13, 1992, in a local hospital.  Mr. Cobb was born in Washington, N.C., and was a member of First Baptist Church Bute Street and Roberts Village Senior Citizens Club. He was a retired foreman from Bordens. He was the widower of Georgetta Cobb.  Survivors include one daughter, Ernestine Cason of Norfolk; one son, Walter Griffen of Norfolk; two sisters, Addie Jones and Sarah L. Whitaker, both of New York City; three brothers, James Cobb and Rome Cobb, both of Washington, N.C., and Moses Cobb of New York City; cousins, James A. Cobb and Inzoria Bowe, both of Norfolk. His mother and grandparents are deceased.  The funeral will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church Bute Street, Norfolk, by Dr. Robert Murray. Burial will be in Dickens Family Cemetery, Washington, N.C. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Twilight Funeral Home, Norfolk. The family and friends will assemble at the funeral home, 29th St. & Granby St., Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for the procession to the church. T.E. Cooke-Twilight Funeral Home, Suffolk, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 16, 1992; pg. D2)

Linda Ward Cochran

GREENVILLE - Mrs. Linda Ward Cochran, 50, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at her home.  The funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by Pastors Greg Kennedy and Jim Stagg. Burial will be private.  Mrs. Cochran, a native of Beaufort County, was a graduate of Chocowinity High School. She had been a resident of Greenville for 20 years during which time she had been a resident of Jamestown for one year. She was employed with Burroughs-Wellcome Pharmaceuticals for 18 years and Catalytical Pharmaceuticals for the past three years. She was a member of the Church of the Open Door in Winterville and Hunter Hills Baptist Church in Greensboro.  Surviving are her husband, George Cochran, Ph.D.; daughters, Tracy Ryan, Ph.D., of Richmond, Va., and Renee Denny of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Regan Haze Denny and Haley Love Denny, both of Wake Forest; brothers, Donald L. Ward and Richard B. Ward, both of Chocowinity; sisters, Jean W. Hutto of Grand Prairie, TX; Norlee B. W. Brinson of Washington, Neva W. Niec of Memphis, Tenn,; Nelda W. Newman of Chocowinity.  The family will receive friends friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC) – September 2, 1999)

Charlotte Webster Cockman

Look out Saint Peter, Charlotte Webster Cockman is on her way! Her friends say she has her family’s first six months in Heaven planned and Saint Peter’s organized for the next 10,000 years.  Charlotte Cockman, beloved wife and mother, and organizer extraordinaire, passed away on November 19, 2007. The nearest thing to perpetual motion God created, Charlotte was a retired school teacher who taught in schools in Tabor City, Thomasville, Burlington, Chapel Hill and at Fred Olds School and Sherwood Bates in Raleigh, North Carolina. She deeply impacted the lives of all of her students.  Charlotte was born May 29, 1927 to the late James and Lelia Waters Webster. She was raised in Hunter’s Bridge Christian Church located between Washington and Belhaven. In recent years, she attended New Hope Baptist Church in Raleigh and the First Christian Church in Morehead City. Charlotte graduated from Bath High School and Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College). While teaching in Thomasville, she met and married the love of her life, David Reece Cockman. As David likes to say, Charlotte earned her P.H.T. (putting husband through) degree by working during his law school years at the University of North Carolina School of Law.  Charlotte lived life in a whirlwind of activity. As a teacher, she not only taught her students, but also made a point of assisting other teachers in any manner required, requested or needed. She was an accomplished home decorator, expert gardener and organizer. She also demonstrated expert skills as a seamstress and chef.  Among her numerous accomplishments, Charlotte maintained home gardens of renown at both her residence in Raleigh and her home in Morehead City. Visitors never left her home without flowers, plants and/or vegetables from her garden.  Charlotte organized her neighbors, known as “the Ladies of Foxcroft” or the “Foxcroft Femmes,” and led them in efforts to beautify the Foxcroft neighborhood in Raleigh. She did the same with her neighbors in Spooner’s Creek in Morehead City. In Raleigh, Charlotte pulled together a group known as the “Lunch Bunch” which remains active forty years after it originated.  Christmas was one of Charlotte’s favorite times of the year. Newspapers and the television show “PM Magazine” featured her fully decorated houses in Raleigh and Morehead City at Christmas. She had guided house tours during the holiday season and turned over the entire proceeds to Dorothea Dix Hospital to be used for parties for the patients. Of special note was a revolving Christmas tree made of electrical conduit and sprockets. The tree was decorated with hundreds of different sized balls covered with ribbons, baubles, beads and jewelry. The balls were hung on the tree with fishing line so that they looked like planets spinning around the revolving tree.  Charlotte was the beloved mother of her son, Reece, and the Cockman home was the center of attention for neighborhood children as Reece grew up. Charlotte was known to gather them up and take them on outings to movies, parks and even gem hunting.  When tragedy or joyful events occurred among friends, neighbors or acquaintances, Charlotte could be counted on to be among the first to arrive and the last to leave. Charlotte and David loved to cook and entertain, so their home could be counted on as a center of social activity. They also loved to travel the world and their ship’s cabin was usually the social hub of any cruise.  Charlotte reveled in her role as grandmother. She played games, read books, performed science experiments, and in general enhanced the lives of her two grandsons. Friends were known to request attendance at the “Charlotte Cockman Grandma’s School.”  During her life, Charlotte started two businesses. She and her son, Reece, sold plants raised in their garden to local Raleigh stores and ultimately to a national chain store. She also was the proprietor of “You’re the Greatest,” which sold thousands of spice mat trivets and other arts and crafts to customers in all fifty states and in Canada.  Charlotte is survived by her husband of more than 53 years, David Reece Cockman, her son, David R. “Reece” Cockman, Jr. and wife, Kristy Ellis Cockman, and her grandsons, Colton Reece Cockman (13) and David Ellis Cockman (9). She is also survived by two sisters, Levelle Dupelle of Newington, Virginia and Martha Franco of Coco, Florida, three sisters-in-law, Rachel Trull of Kernersville, Ruth Callicutt of Randleman, Helen Cockman of Greensboro and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Florence Militello, James Asa Webster, and Cornelius Tetterton.  A celebration of Charlotte’s life will be held at the Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City on Saturday, November 24th at 11 a.m. A second celebration will be held at New Hope Baptist Church, 4301 Louisburg Road, Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday, November 26th at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Dr. Jack Coffey conducting the service. The family will receive friends following each service. Her ashes will be interred in a private service at Raleigh Memorial Park.  Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, November 21, 2007)

Cecil Cole, Jr.

Cecil Cole, Jr., of Boston, a former meat cutter and veteran, died Sunday at home. He was 73.  Mr. Cole was born in Washington, N.C., and served in the Army during the Korean War.  He worked as a meat cutter in a supermarket.  He was a member of Twelfth Baptist Church, Roxbury.  Husband of the late Carrie (Lawrence), Mr. Cole is survived by his three daughters, Shirley E. Cole-Drapo and Renee A., both of Boston, and Jeaneane Foster; four sons, Michael Ray, Jeffrey Scott, James Foster and John Foster; six brothers, Edward L. and Herman N., both of Brighton, David E. of Lawrenceville, Ga., Fred C. of Philadelphia, Hayes T. of Boston and Emmett of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Fannie Cole-Ebron of Washington, N.C., Mary Cole-Walton of Atlanta and Valencia T. of Bronx, N.Y.; his companion, Alyce Foster of Boston; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Twelfth Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Boston.  Arrangements by Francis E. Kenney and Sons, Boston.  (Boston Herald (Boston, MA) – November 27, 2004)

Hanie E. Cole, Sr.

Hanie E. Cole, Sr., 87, April 24. Funeral 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Wayside Presbyterian Church, Chocowinity.  Burial, Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) –April 25, 2000)

Edrie Stowe Coleman

Edrie Stowe Coleman, 95, of Honolulu, died Jan. 23, 1999.  Born in Belhaven, N.C. A Hawaii resident from 1959 to 1969 and 1987 to 1999. Survived by son, H. Clifford daughter-in-law, Marysia former daughter-in-law, Jean S. four grandchildren four great-grandchildren a hanai great-granddaughter. No service. Burial of ashes in Connecticut.  (The Honolulu Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii) – February 1, 1999; pg. B2)

Allie Romaine Collins

BELHAVEN - Allie Romaine Collins, 62, of Water Street, died April 1, 2006 at Pungo Hospital.  Funeral service is to be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard, on Thursday, April 6 at 12 noon.  Visitation begins at 11 a.m. at the church.  Burial will take place at Spencer Cemetery, Engelhard.  Blair Funeral Service, Edenton, is in charge of the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Thursday, April 6, 2006; pg. 10A)

Hazel Dunbar Collins

Mrs. Hazel Dunbar Collins, 91, formerly of Elizabeth City, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, Wilmington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Collins was born in Aurora on Jan. 31, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Wheeler and Effie Pinkham Dunbar. On Dec. 20, 1935, she married James W. Collins, who preceded her in death. She and her husband owned and operated Albemarle Meats, Inc. for 45 years in Elizabeth City.  Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Newsom of Leland, and Diane Ball of Camden; one son, James William Collins of Lincoln, R.I.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Saturday from noon-1 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, March 9, 2007)

Milton Leon Collins

Mr. Milton Leon Collins, 70, a resident of 407 E. Third St. in Washington, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at his home.  A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Cornerstone Family Worship Center with Bishop James McIntyre Sr., pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Collins was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 5, 1938. He was the son of the late James Obie Collins and Eva Roulhac. He attended the Beaufort County Schools.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Willie Mae Whitaker, Delores Moore, Charles Moore, Bobby D. Roulhac, Evelyn Roulhac and Eddie L. Roulhac.  Mr. Collins was married to Alice M. Campbell who survives.  Survivors include two daughters, Shevon Ward and Pamela T. Collins, both of Washington; one stepson, Charles Stancil of Washington; five grandchildren, Karl Ward, Rashene Collins, LaTrice Collins, Cassyetta Ward and Danielle Mitchell, all of Washington; two brothers, Pastor Bobby L. Roulhac and Melvin Roulhac, both of Washington; and five sisters, Jean Cox, Carolyn Gray, Valarie Collins Barnes, Vanessa Collins and Cecelia Collins, all of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Pamela Collins, 620 Hudnell St., Washington.  A walk-in visitation will be conducted from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the chapel of Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home in Washington.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home in Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, August 24, 2008)

William Fredrick Collins

Mr. William Fredrick “Willie Fred” Collins, 84, of 311 W. 16th St., Washington, died at home Thursday, May 18, 2006.  A funeral service will be conducted at noon Monday, May 22, 2006, at Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church, Washington, with the Rev. Edward Moultrie Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. Collins was born Feb. 3, 1922, in Beaufort County. He was the son of the late Mabel Ringgold Collins Davis and Frank Collins Sr. He graduated from C.M. Epps High School, Greenville. He retired from the National Lead Company, Philadelphia, P.A. He served for four years as president of the Painter Union of National Lead Company; president of the local chapter of AARP; member of the Beaufort County Hospital Foundation Board; member of the planning board for the City of Washington; member of the Leisure Ladies and Gents; charter member of the Star Boat Club, Burlington, N.J.; emeritus staff member of the Randolph Funeral Home, Bonner Street, and for a number of years was an active member of the former New York Ball held in Washington over the Labor Day Weekend. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. He was a member of Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church and served on the trustee board, was a member of the male chorus and Willing Workers Club.  On June 12, 1943, he was married to Mary. O. Carter Collins, who preceded him in death on June 2, 1994.  Survivors include three daughters, Edna C. Mitchell of Zebulon, Eunice Collins of New York, N.Y., and Qutora Collins of Philadelphia, P.A.; one son, William Fredrick Collins Jr., of Royersford, P.A.; one sister, Blanche B. Scaife of Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Collins Jr.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home, 311 W. 16th St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, May 21, 2006)

Freddie Mae Rowland Colloymore

Mrs. Freddie Mae Rowland Colloymore of 1218 Washington St., Washington, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, with the Rev. Sterling Tripp and Archdeacon Joy Dosher officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Louis Moore, Thomas Flowers, John Tripp, William “Bill” Harding and Floyd Brothers will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Colloymore was born in Beaufort County, the daughter of the late Martha Tripp Rowland and John R. Rowland. She was a graduate of P.S. Jones High School in Washington. She had been employed with P.S. Jones School cafeteria in Washington. She was married to Eric Colloymore, who survives. She was a lifelong member of St. James C.M.E. Church, Chocowinity.  Survivors include one daughter, Erica Colloymore of Raleigh.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Gregory Colloymore and Eric Colloymore and three brothers, John “Dooley” Rowland, Austin Smith and Reginald “Boogie” Moore.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, October 21, 2008) 

John Patrick Colt

Mr. John Patrick Colt, age 44, of 415 E. 10th St., Washington, died Sunday, June 1, 2008 at his home.  John was born in Denver, CO, October 10, 1963 to the late Richard Niles Colt and Karen Grimes Colt/Pasternack. He was a graduate of Hemet High School in Hemet, CA and went on to Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA where he received his degree in early childhood development. He served in the United States Navy. John was a gifted and extreme athlete in the sports of skiing, snowboarding, surfing and diving which he did with the USA and American high dive teams in the United States and Europe. He was also a five star chef. Survivors include his wife, Melissa White Colt of the home, one daughter, Marley Amelia Colt of Eden, UT, one step daughter, Cady Elizabeth Alexandra of Atlanta, GA, his mother, Karen Colt/Pasternack of Denver, CO, one sister, Kelly Marie Montegna and husband Paul Michael Montegna of Riverside, CA, one niece, Alexa Marie Montegna and one nephew, Joshua Niles Montegna.  A private committal service was held at Paul Funeral Home of Washington, Monday, June, 2, 2008 and was conducted by Rev. Carter Askren.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, June 4, 2008)

Anna Joe Doughty Congleton

Mrs. Anna Jo Doughty Congleton, age 82, a resident of 6411 Hwy 17 South. Chocowinity, died Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Pastor Ronnie Gurganus, Pastor Frederick Dixon and Pastor John Carter. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mrs. Congleton’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers:  Mrs. Congleton was born in Beaufort County on January 4, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Henry Small Doughty, Sr. and Ella Parks Doughty. Mrs. Congleton retired from the Dye Winding Department at National Spinning. She was a member of Hodges Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church and was active in the Women’s ministries. Mrs. Congleton was known for knitting doll outfits to be sold at church auctions.  On June 2, 1978, she married Alton Earl Congleton, who survives.  Surviving with her husband are her children, Carolyn Evans and husband, Jeff of Williamston, Ray Hann of Edward, Carol Spain, Teresa Cale, and Wayne Congleton all of Washington; one sister, Betty Lou Neth of Georgia; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Congleton was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Small, Jr. and a sister, Frances Respess.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday, February 4, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home, 6411 Hwy. 17 South, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Congleton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Dallas Cerr Congleton

Mr. Dallas Cerr Congleton, age 72, a resident of 210 Water St., Washington, died Sunday November 10, 2013, following a courageous battle with lymphoma.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington conducted by Rev. Jay Martin and Dr. William Lee Kinney. A reception will follow the service at the funeral home.  Mr. Congleton was born in Beaufort County on May 22, 1941 to the late Heber and Eula Boyd Congleton. On June 19, 1966 he married Adelia “Dee” Justine Smith who survives. He was a graduate of Washington High School, served in the United States Air Force and was a retired supervisor for PCS Phosphate in Aurora. He served on the electrical committee for the City of Washington, was an active member of the Washington Historic Foundation and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington. He and his wife Dee traveled throughout Europe and Asia as well as traveled annually to Hershey, Pennsylvania for car club meets, enjoying very much the Amish country and cuisine. His passion for car restoration was proven by the many awards he received for his Austin Healey and M.G. and he was always available to help his car buddies with their cars.  Survivors include his wife, Adelia “Dee” Congleton of the home, brother, Tony Congleton and wife Vicki of Washington, nephew, Jarad Congleton of Washington, niece, Toni Leigh Brown of Raleigh, brother, Larry Congleton of Hampstead, two brothers-in-law, John Smith of New Bern, A.T. Smith of Salisbury, niece, Shannon Taylor and husband Steve of Concord, sister-in-law, Mary Chadwick and husband William, II, nephew, William Chadwick, III all of Jacksonville, friends, Dick Roy, Ed Stone, Herman Gaskins, Charles Bowen, Joe Taylor, Grover Bailey, Charles Phillips and all his M.G. car buddies.  The family would like to thank Dr. Heather White of Physicians East, Vidant Home Health and Hospice and caretaker and friend, T.J. Blount.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Congleton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joseph W. Congleton, Jr.

Mr. Joseph W. Congleton Jr., 79, of Greenville, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in The Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Congleton was born in Kinston on Oct. 2, 1928. He was the son of Joseph W. Congleton Sr. and Theeny Cleaves Mohorn Congleton. He received his bachelor’s degree in history in 1951 and his master’s degree in education in 1955 from East Carolina College. He received his Ph.D. in education in 1963 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served as a graduate teaching fellow. He served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955, where he was information and education services officer for his squadron. He was married to Donna McKinley Congleton of Greenville, who survives. He taught at several North Carolina high schools including Scotland Neck, Washington and Durham. He joined the faculty of ECU in 1964 where he served for 30 years, retiring as professor emeritus in 1994. During his tenure at ECU, he was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, the national education fraternity, and served as a consultant for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He was a member of the Golden Kiwanis Club. Prior to his illness, he attended The Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville, where he was a member of the fellowship Sunday school class and sang in the choir.  Survivors include one daughter, Beth C. Clark of Greenville and two sisters, Corrinne Willcox of Rocky Mount and Agnes Fore of Surgoinsville, Tenn.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, August 19, 2008)

Junius Edward Conner

Mr. Junius Edward "Joe" Conner, age 81, a resident of River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Washington, NC and formerly of East Pantego Street, Belhaven, NC passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011. A graveside celebration of his life with military honors will be Friday, November 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Northside Cemetery, Belhaven, NC officiated by Rev. James Harris. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy. 264 E, Washington, NC. Family and friends will travel in procession to the cemetery from the funeral home.  Mr. Conner was born on December 11, 1929 in Belhaven, NC, son of the late Joseph Conner and Odessa Coviel Conner. He was married to Hosea Lee Harris Conner March 29, 1954, who survives. Joe graduated from Belhaven High School in 1949 and was a veteran of the US Air Force. Mr. Conner was a cutter for Belhaven Garment Co. He was a member of St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, Belhaven.  Along with his wife, survivors include two sons, Phillip Conner and wife Albretha of New York, NY, and Joseph Conner and wife Lynn of Washington, NC; five daughters, Naomi Conner of Belhaven, NC, Doris Conner of Greenville, NC, Glenda Burrus and husband Gruver of Plymouth, NC, Romona Conner-Taylor and husband Garry of Greenville, NC and Joy Davis and husband Toshua of Jacksonville, NC; fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 US Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC, (252) 975-4500, has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Conner family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Martha Elizabeth Cutler Conner

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Cutler Conner, age 86, a former resident of Market Street Ext. Washington, NC died Tuesday January 18, 2011 at River Trace Nursing Center “formerly Britthaven” of Washington. A funeral service will be 11:00AM Friday, January 21, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Pastor Jerry Waters. Entombment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. David Merritt, Jason Mills, Robert E. Conner, Jr., Jonathan Fraizer, Gene Conner and Jeff Fraizer will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Conner was born in Beaufort County on December 21, 1924 daughter of the late George Henry Cutler, Sr. and the late Neter Waters Cutler. She married Robert Lee Conner Jr. on August 26, 1944 who preceded her in death on April 26, 1970. She was a cook who retired from the former Beaufort County Home. Mrs. Conner was a member of Snowd Branch Church of God.  Survivors include three daughters: Linda Jones and Charlene Merritt both of Washington and Ann Galas of Los Angeles, CA; four sons: Fred Conner, Earl Conner and Herbert Conner all of Washington and Wayne Conner of Hampstead, NC; 16 grandchildren ,20 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Mrs. Conner was preceded in death by a son: Thurman Conner, two brothers: Robert Thurman Cutler and George Henry Cutler, Jr. and a granddaughter: Missy Conner.  The family will receive friends Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 6:30PM-8:30PM at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Conner family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Arthur Lee Cook

Arthur Lee Cook, age 62, a resident of Deer Track Dr., Washington, NC passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. There will a graveside celebration of his life with military honors, Monday November 18 at 11:00 AM in Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Pastor Danny Barrow. Darlene Winman, Kenny Keighley, Nicholas Baker, Brian Baker, and Ricky Ray Harrington will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service. & Cremations, 4500 Hwy264 E., Washington, NC. Arthur was born March 16, 1951 in Wilson, son of the late Willie and Dorothy Lockemy Cook. He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. On October 25, 1980 he married Sylvia Ann Harrington Cook who survives. Arthur worked as a carpenter and also worked with Singleton & Sons as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the American Legion and a past member of Diamond City Hunting Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his step sons, Nicholas Ray Baker of Pinetown and Brian Keith Baker of North Providence, RI; his brothers, Willie Cook of Ayden and Ray Cook of Black Jack; his sisters, Vickie Daniels of Grifton, Carol Bostic of Ayden, Shelby Dupree of Ayden and Betty Lou Combs of Greenville; and his step grandson, Nicholas Thomas Baker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Cook.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Hazel Franklin Cook

Mrs. Hazel Franklin Cook, age 90, a resident of 110 East Dowry Creek, Belhaven, NC went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 6, 2006.  A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday June 10, 2006 in the chapel of Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, WV, officiated by Dr. Allen Hammond.  Mrs. Cook was born in Jenkin Jones, West Virginia on March 6, 1916, daughter of the late John Everett Franklin and the late Anna Mae Vernon Franklin. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Robert Eli Cook. They were married on January 5, 1932 and he preceded her in death on November 27, 1999. She lived most of her life in McDowell, West Virginia and Roanoke, Virginia. For the past seven years, she has resided with her daughter, Sandra Maxwell, in Belhaven, NC.  Mrs. Cook was a caring and wonderful mother who sacrificed much for her three surviving children: Ronald Edward Cook and his wife, Faye, of Suffolk, VA; Robert McCoy Cook, II and his wife, Nancy, of Dacula, GA and Sandra Kellum Maxwell and her husband, Jerry, of Belhaven, NC. She has ten grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday June 9, 2006 at Mercer Funeral Home of Bluefield, WV.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington and Mercer Funeral Home of Bluefield, WV are serving the Cook family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, June 7, 2006)

Mildred C. Cooke

MASSENA - Mildred C. Cooke, 67, Grassmere Terrace, died at 7:05 a.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Michael (Nancy) Faubert, South Racquette Road.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Donaldson Funeral Home, with her brother-in-law, the Rev. John Burnham officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Hogansburg.  Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, Massena branch.  Surviving besides her daughter Nancy are a son, Thomas G., Massena; four granddaughters, a brother, Joe Harris, Suffolk, Va., and five sisters, Mrs. John (Jane) Burnham and Sally Harris, both of Covington, Va., Edna Foster, Albuquerque, N.M., Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Lewandowski, Dunkirk, and Mrs. Francis (Fay) Molan, Manchester, N.H.  Three brothers and two sisters died before her.  Born in Washington, N.C., on Dec. 25, 1927, a daughter of John M. and Nancy J. Robinson Harris, she married Thomas Cooke on Dec. 6, 1945, in Norfolk, Va. He died Dec. 6, 1969.   Mrs. Cooke was employed with Highland Nursing Home as a nurses aide until her retirement after 22 years.  She was a communicant of St. Regis Catholic Church and enjoyed craft projects.  (Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY) – May 6, 1994; pg. 31)

Carlton Beverly Cooper, Sr.

Mr. Carlton Beverly “C.B.” Cooper, Sr., age 80, a former resident of Lawson Rd. Washington, NC died Thursday August 2, 2012 in Raleigh, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2PM Sunday August 5, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Bob Paciocco.  C.B was born in the Pike Road community of Pantego on July 4, 1932 son of the late Clifton B. Cooper and the late Lyda Naomi Harris. He was a 1950 graduate of Pantego High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He received various awards and commendations during his military career including the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. C.B. married the former Nelda Grace Cullipher on December 29, 1950 who preceded him in death on December 23, 2007. He worked with Hackney & Sons of Washington serving in various positions and retired on July 1, 1997 as warranty manager. C.B. was a member of First Baptist Church of Washington.  Survivors include two sons: Carlton Beverly Cooper, Jr. of Raleigh and Gregory Marion Cooper of Washington; a brother: Talmage Cooper of Pantego; and four grandchildren. C.B. was predeceased by a sister: Thelma Joyce Cooper and a brother: Shelton Cooper.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Saturday August 4, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  The family wishes to thank the many caregivers at Brighton Gardens of Raleigh and from Hospice of Wake County.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Cooper family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edward L. Cooper, Sr.

A funeral will be held today for Edward L. Cooper Sr. of Roxbury, former executive director of the Boston chapter of the Urban League and property manager of the Boston Housing Authority.  Mr. Cooper died Wednesday at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 94.  He was born in Washington, N.C. After graduating from Virginia Union University in 1928, he decided to come North to further his education.  "I immediately applied to Boston University's School of Business Administration, but was told the quota for blacks was filled up until 1932," he said in a profile published in the Globe on Feb. 10, 1980.  With his prospects of further education dimmed, Mr. Cooper turned to job hunting, but encountered racial discrimination. He said available jobs at the time required union membership, but he could not qualify because he was black.  From 1928 until 193l, he took whatever jobs he could get, including bell hop, waiter, and bus driver, among others. Tired of menial tasks, Mr. Cooper sought a longshoreman's job, but they were on strike and were not hiring outsiders, especially blacks.  "At this stage, it was important that I eat," Mr. Cooper said, "so I joined with a large group of strikebreakers who moved on to the docks. I had work until the strike was settled."  His next job was as manager of a large chain store in Roxbury at $7 a week. Subsequent jobs were with the Urban League of Greater Boston, the NAACP, and finally the BHA, from which he retired in 1974.  In his retirement he was director of senior affairs for the Roxbury Action Program, an organization determined to build a model black community in the deteriorating Highland Park area.  He leaves his wife, Gladys Thelma (McKinney); a son, Edward "Larry" Jr. of Chicago; a daughter, S. Jane Cloutterbuck of Boston; and four grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at noon in Forsyth Chapel at Forest Hills Cemetery.  (The Boston Globe (Boston, MA) – December 19, 1998; pg. G11)

George Cooper

He would always recall walking through the train station in Chicago just hours after being commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy and how time seemed to stop as commuters stared--first at his crisp uniform and then with astonishment at the man wearing it. It was 1944 and the reason for their reaction was simple: No other black man had ever worn the uniform of an officer in the U.S. Navy.  George C. Cooper, one of the last survivors of the "Golden Thirteen," the first group of African Americans to be commissioned as active-duty line officers in the U.S. Navy, has died. He was 85.  Cooper died May 20 at a retirement complex in Centerville, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. He had been in failing health for some time but the cause of death was not announced.  With no plans to make history, Cooper was a chief petty officer training metal smiths for the Navy at his alma mater, Hampton Institute in Tidewater, Va., when he was summoned by his commanding officer in January 1944.  "You've got orders to go to Great Lakes, and I think you will not be sorry," said Cmdr. E. Hall Downes, whom Cooper had come to consider a friend.  Arriving at the Illinois naval facility, Cooper and 15 other black sailors were told: "You know why you're here? You are being considered for officer candidate's school."  One of the 16 thunderstruck men later expressed their collective reaction: "We looked at each other and thought he had lost his mind."  Such a stunning announcement was the result of pressure from civil rights groups and a liberal politician's efforts to soothe the troubled racial waters during World War II. By then, the wartime Navy had about 100,000 black sailors but no black officers.  Adlai E. Stevenson, the future Illinois governor and presidential candidate who was serving as assistant secretary of the Navy, won approval for his proposal to remedy that discrepancy by accelerating officer commissions for a dozen or so black enlisted men.  The 16 selectees were already proven leaders of enlisted men and, save one, had college educations. Nevertheless, they underwent rigorous screening, including background checks by the FBI, that no white officer's candidate ever faced.  Dubbed "Navy 101," their crash training program taught by white officers telescoped four years of courses in seamanship, navigation, gunnery, naval regulations and naval law into three months. The men's combined home and classroom were barracks segregated from white officer candidates and black enlisted men.  Sixteen candidates were chosen for a dozen officer rankings, historians learned later, because the Navy expected a normal 25% attrition rate--or that four of the candidates would fail.  None did.  "We decided early in the game that we were going to either sink or swim together--even to the point of studying together after we were supposed to be in bed," Cooper told Paul Stillwell, a historian for the Naval Institute, a private professional society based at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., for his book "The Golden Thirteen: Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers."  "I can remember being in those barracks and sitting in the head [bathroom] after lights out," Cooper said, "just drilling each other back and forth until it hurt because we were convinced that if one of us made it, we were all going to make it."  But despite the men's 100% pass rate, the Navy remained reluctant to have too many black officers. So Stevenson's suggested dozen were made ensigns; a 13th, apparently the man who had never completed a college degree, became a warrant officer; and the remaining three were returned to the enlisted ranks.  The "Golden Thirteen"--the number of new black officers with new gold bars--received their commissions with little fanfare, national publicity or even a graduation ceremony.  "I was the only one of the 13 who could go into the Navy store and put on a uniform and walk out with it," Cooper said. "Everybody else had to have it altered. I was the first black man to wear a naval officer's uniform because my size was just right."  "Fortunately, over that weekend we had liberty, so I was going to see my wife, who was in Hamilton, Ohio, getting ready to have our baby. I walked into the railroad station in Chicago, and that whole station stood still--literally."  Although commissioned with the war still in progress, the 13 were all given relatively menial jobs, not allowed to command white troops and kept away from combat zones. Only one of the men made a career as a naval officer.  Cooper returned to the Hampton Institute, this time as the personnel officer at the Naval Training Center. And while the trainees were both black and white, most of the officers were white and Cooper encountered the inevitable racism.  "Many [white sailors] simply refused to salute. If they'd see me coming, they would cross the street and get on the other side."  He said he became agitated only once--when a sailor stopped within a foot of his face as he was walking with his wife and daughter in Newport News, Va., and said to him: "You black SOB, I read about you guys, but I never thought I'd meet one."  Cooper said he started to go after the sailor, but was stopped by his wife, who told him it wasn't worth it. He agreed, calmed himself and thanked her.  Eventually, Cooper was ordered to go to the Pacific. He never made it, however, because of a back injury he received during basic training at Great Lakes. He received a medical discharge and continued teaching and assisting veterans at Hampton for a number of years.  Born in Washington, N.C., Cooper was one of 11 children. His father, who ran a sheet metal shop, and his homemaker mother barely completed grade school but lived to see all of their 10 surviving children get college educations.  Cooper earned a vocational education degree at Hampton Institute, married and began his teaching career at an Ohio university. But when war broke out, he returned to Hampton to train Navy metal smiths and soon enlisted to keep the job.  After his years in the Navy and at Hampton, Cooper moved back to Ohio in the early 1950s to work as a Dayton housing inspector, and then as Antioch College's director of its international work-study program.  In the late 1960s, he became the first black person to run a Dayton city department when he was appointed director of Human Resources. Until his retirement in the early 1980s, he managed more than 900 people in seven divisions handling corrections, housing, health, consumer protection, parks and recreation.  Stillwell, the "Golden Thirteen's" historian and a retired Navy commander who served in Vietnam, became a close friend of Cooper's and described him as "a warm and generous man." He said despite Cooper's failing health, he remained an engaging speaker intent on improving race relations in western Ohio, where he spent much of his adult life.  "He said that each of us has an obligation to help those coming behind and he lived those beliefs till the end," Stillwell said.  With the death of Cooper, only three of the "Golden Thirteen" survive. There are, however, now more than 3,000 black officers in the Navy.  Cooper is survived by his wife, Margaret of Centerville, Ohio; a daughter, Peggy Cooper Davis of New York City; and a granddaughter.  (Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA) – May 28, 2002; pg. B9)

Harold Junior Cooper

Mr. Harold Junior Cooper, 46, of Aurora, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church in Florence. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Cooper was born in Beaufort County on March 28, 1961. He was the son of Harold and Florida M. Cooper. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He was employed with Flanders Filters, Inc. of Washington.  Survivors include one son, Orlando Cooper of Raleigh; one daughter, Haronda Cooper of Raleigh; and three sisters, Delilah Moore of Virginia and Dora Cooper and Erica Cooper, both of Raleigh.  The family will receive friends at 100 Hummingbird Lane, Edward.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, September 28, 2007)

Lee Morton Cooper

Mr. Lee Morton Cooper, age 76, of 103 Forest Lane, died at home on Friday, March 16, 2007.  A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 2:00 PM.  The Reverend Charles Kettlewell and the Reverend Josh T. MacKenzie will celebrate his life with family and friends.  Lee Cooper was born in Washington on September 12, 1930, the son of the late Robert Nash Cooper and Etta Lee Cooper.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, John Campbell Cooper of Washington and Robert Nash Cooper of Wilmington.  Lee Cooper was a graduate of Washington High School and Randolph Macon Academy in Virginia, and studied  mechanical engineering at North Carolina State University.  He joined the US Air Force, and served in Korea.  After returning to Washington, Lee Cooper began a life-long career revolving around mechanics.  He serviced and sold farm equipment, worked for several car dealerships, and later opened his own business.  A professional high point was his big opportunity, for several years during the month of May, to work for the Patrick Racing Team at the Indianapolis 500.  He was especially thrilled to be a crew member the year that the team took first place.  Lee Cooper was a member of Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, and was co-chairman, at one time, of the renovation and restoration of the church and grounds.  He served on the vestry, and later as junior warden.  Lee Cooper loved his family, his friends, his work, his dog Mac, and the Pamlico River.  Surviving are his wife, Athalia MacKenzie Cooper; three daughters, Athalia Tayloe Cooper and Etta Elizabeth Cooper, both of Washington, and Kathryn Cooper Forrest and her husband, Harry Forrest of Richmond, Virginia; and a son, Lee Cooper, Jr., and his wife, Wendy Waters Cooper, also of Washington, and their daughters, Kelly Jeanette Waters and Morgan Katherine Cooper.  The family will receive friends at the home, 103 Forest Lane, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 17th.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, March 17, 2007)

Maebell Edwards Cooper

Maebell Edwards Cooper, 78, of the 500 block of Beacon Road, died Feb. 12, 1995, in Portsmouth.  She was a native of Chocowinity, N.C., and was the widow of William H. Cooper Sr. She was a member of Collinswood Baptist Church and Cradock Senior Citizens Club.  Survivors include her children, a son, Russell Hill of Portsmouth; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Don Smith of Bergenfield, N.J., and a son and daughter-in-law, William H. Jr. and Regina Cooper of Madison, Ala.; three sisters, Lonie Boyd of North Carolina, Ethel Lee Lupton of South Carolina and Edna Teall of Georgia; two brothers, I.H. Edwards Jr. and Clarence Edwards, both of North Carolina; and four grandsons, Don and David Smith, Will and Ben Cooper.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Jack Stallings. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 15, 1995; pg. B6)

Mary E. Cooper

Mary E. Cooper, 88, of the 1300 block of Hazel Ave., died Nov. 20, 1998.  Born in Washington, N.C., she was a Baptist and the widow of Merwin E. Cooper.  Survivors include two daughters, Shirley F. Roberson of Chesapeake and Sonja L. Winstead of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a son, Robert E. Cooper of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Hazel Anderola of Pantego, N.C., and Liddy Elliott of Bath, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, by the Rev. Paul Moore. Viewing and visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 22, 1998; pg. B8)

Nelda Cullipher Cooper

Mrs. Nelda Cullipher Cooper, age 76, a former resident of 114 Lawson Road, Washington died Sunday December 23, 2007 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  A graveside funeral will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday December 26, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore. Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Nelda was born in Beaufort County on November 23, 1931 daughter of the late John Abram Cullipher, Sr. and the late Annie Mae Gibson Cullipher. She was a 1950 graduate of the former Pantego High School. Mrs. Nelda married Carlton Beverly “C.B.” Cooper on December 29, 1950 who survives. She worked with the Beaufort County Register of Deeds and was the Assistant Register of Deeds at the time of her retirement in 1995. Mrs. Nelda was a member of the First Baptist Church of Washington.  Surviving along with her husband C.B. of Washington are two sons: Carlton Beverly Cooper, Jr. of Raleigh and Gregory Marion Cooper of Bath, a sister: Viola C. Alligood of Washington and four grandchildren. Mrs. Nelda was preceded in death by three brothers: John A. Cullipher, Jr, Linwood L. Cullipher and Ernest N. Cullipher, three sisters: Mary Ruth Windley, Annie Mae Cullipher and Helen Cullipher.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Wednesday December 26, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of her husband 64 Neck Rd. Apt 5 Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Cooper family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, December 24, 2007)

Dorothy S. Copeland

GREENVILLE - Dorothy S. Copeland, 84, died Wednesday, February 20, 2008.  A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mrs. Copeland, a native of Beaufort County, lived most of her life in Washington and had been a resident of Greenville for a number of years.  She is survived by her: husband, Edward Lawrence Copeland; two daughters, Sue Ellen Marsh, of Greenville, and Cheryl Copeland, of Washington; one grandson, Kelly Marsh, of Greenville; one brother, Charles Sheppard, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and one sister, Marie S. Roberson, of Virginia Beach, Va.  Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, February 22, 2008)

Virginia Canady Copeland

Mrs. Virginia “Ginny” Canady Copeland, age 80, a resident of 502 Pike Road, Pantego, NC died Wednesday evening April 11, 2012 at the home of her son.  A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM on Sunday April 15, 2012 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven officiated by her nephews: Tim Hayes and Bryan Copeland. Burial will follow at Davis Cemetery.  Tommy Alligood, Anthony Fletcher, Jonathan Fletcher, Eddie Bryant Harris, Colby Meekins, Ernie Radcliff, Todd Waters and Bishop Williams will serve as pallbearers. Stephen Fletcher will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Ms. Ginny (as she was known to family and friends) was born in Pantego, NC on March 5, 1932, daughter of the late Walter F. Canady, Sr. and Maude Duke Canady. On May 8, 1955 she married Albert Douglas Copeland who preceded her in death on January 31, 1989. She was secretary for Pungo Christian Academy, Myers Fertilizer and bookkeeper for 20 years for Wilkinson Farms. Ms. Ginny was a member of Pike Road Church of Christ and taught Sunday School some years ago.  She is survived by her brother: Vernon C. Canady of Pantego; her son: Tim Copeland and wife Kimberly and their children, Hanna and Haley; her daughter: Paula Meekins and husband, David and their children, Kelsey and Colby all of Washington and many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brother: Walter F. Canady, Jr. and her sisters: Dorothy C. Baxley, Joyce Duke Canady and Cora Canady Bishop.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Copeland Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jerry Lee Copley

Jerry Lee Copley, 59, of Chocowinity, N.C., formerly of the Hampton area, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in North Carolina.  Jerry worked as an educator, administrator and mentor for nearly 30 years around the commonwealth including King George, Wise and Lancaster counties.  He recently retired in May in North Carolina with his loving wife, Loretta Lee.  Jerry is survived by his two children, Cole and Darragh, and two brothers, Rocky and Tony.  Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton. Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home.  (The Free-Lance Star (Fredericksburg, VA) – August 15, 2005)

Curtis Lee Corbett

Mr. Curtis Lee Corbett, age 57, a resident of 2108 Clay Bottom School Road, Chocowinity, NC died Friday February 7, 2014 at his home.  A memorial service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. Serinus Willis.  Mr. Corbett was born on May 8, 1956 in Beaufort County to Bonnie Lee Corbett and Anna Virginia Moore Corbett, who both survive. He was a 1974 graduate of Chocowinity High School. On March 27, 1982, Mr. Corbett married the former Jennifer Donnelly, who also survives. Mr. Corbett worked as a carpenter at Impressions of Washington, NC. Mr. Corbett enjoyed fishing, hunting and was known to be available to help anyone. He was a member of Ware Creek Baptist Church in Blounts Creek. Mr. Corbett served his country in the U.S. Army.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Corbett is survived by three sons, Curtis Corbett, Jr. and Caroline of Chocowinity, NC, Quinton Corbett and Brittany of Chocowinity, NC and Larry Corbett and Donna of Washington, NC, a brother, Terry Carter of Chocowinity, NC, a sister, Pamela Corbett of Brooklyn, New York, a special sister, Jeannette Watson of Raleigh, NC and eleven grandchildren.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Corbett family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Irene Corbett

Irene ''Big Mama'' Corbett, 82, of the 2100 block of Markland Drive, died peacefully in her sleep July 20, 2003 at Sentara Nursing Center, Norfolk.  Born in Washington, N.C., she was an honorary member of Queen Esther Chapter Eastern Star. Irene was predeceased by her beloved husband, Grover Cleveland and her son, Jerome and foster son, Aaron Jackson.  She leaves to cherish her happy memory five children, Melva Peele, Evelena Nixon, Gloria Rawling of Norfolk, Jeanette Black, Grover Corbett Jr. of Chesapeake; a sister, Estelle Barnes of Chicago, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; as well as cousins and friends.  Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Graves Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Family will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – July 23, 2003; pg. B8)

George Downing Cordon, Jr.

Mr. George Downing Cordon, Jr., 81, of 2323 Burbage Rd., Bath, NC died Monday October 31, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday November 3, 2011 at St. Clairs Church of Christ Cemetery officiated by Craig Hagen and Rev. Tim Hackett. Pallbearers will be Stephen Cordon, Terry Cradle, Mark Cordon, Howie Selby, Don Cox, Vince Smith and Danny Selby. Honorary pallbearer will be Keith Credle.   Mr. Cordon was born in Beaufort County on March 30, 1930 son of the late George D. Cordon, Sr. and the late Mollie Poole Cordon. He was owner/operator of Cordon Backhoe and Dragline Co., a member of Belhaven American Legion Post 249 and a member of St. Clairs Church of Christ.   Survivors include two daughters: Georgie Selby and her husband Timmy of Belhaven and Cathy Burbage of Bath; a son: Rodney Cordon of Bath; two sisters: Louise Riley of Chesapeake, VA and Erma Lee of Syracuse, NY; and five granddaughters: Bridgette Elzey, Brittany Moore, Brooke Burbage, Caroline Elzey and Savanna Selby. Mr. Cordon was preceded in death by a sister: Cathleen Davis and a brother: Carnie Cordon.   The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Cordon family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Foreman Cordon

Mrs. Mary “Carolyn” Foreman Cordon, age 64, a resident of 2323 Burbage Road, Bath, died Thursday, February 21, 2008 at her home.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2008 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ, conducted by Craig Hagen and Rev. Linda Rowe. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Clint Davis, Jack Arliss Mason, Stephen Cordon, Billy Warren, Vince Smith, Howie Selby, Curtis Lee Foreman and Rex Burbage.  Mrs. Cordon was born in Beaufort County on November 14, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Hugh Gordon Foreman and Claudia Estelle Sawyer Foreman. Mrs. Cordon was a homemaker and a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ.  On January 24, 1959, Mrs. Cordon married George Downing Cordon, Jr., who survives.  Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Georgie Selby and her husband, Timmy of Belhaven, Cathy Burbage of Bath; one son, Rodney Cordon of the home; two brothers, Charles Foreman and his wife, Marie of Bath, Curtis Foreman and his wife, Susan of New Bern; and five granddaughters, Bridgette Elzey, Brittany Burbage, Brooke Burbage, Caroline Elzey and Savanna Selby.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cordon was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Lee Foreman.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2008 at her home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Cordon family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, February 23, 2008)

William M. Cordon

Rev. William M. Cordon, age 91, of Belhaven passed away Sunday morning on March 10, 2013 at Cross Creek Healthcare in Swan Quarter, NC.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Belhaven Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Wiley Clark officiating. Burial will be at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington following the service.  The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 to 1:30 prior to the service.  Rev. Cordon was born to Joe Cephas and Lotha Tingle Cordon and grew up in the Burbage Crossroads community in Beaufort County. He attended Ransomville Elementary School and Bath High School. Rev. Cordon ministered at the Belhaven Pentecostal Holiness Church for over 20 years, and at the Wades Point, Pinetown, and Swan Quarter Pentecostal Holiness churches. In addition, "Preacher" was a prominent logging and trucking businessman in the local area for many years. He served his country as a civilian welder at Pearl Harbor during WWII, rebuilding the Pacific fleet including repairs to the infamous USS North Carolina battleship (BB 55).  Rev. Cordon is survived by Edna Paul Cordon, his wife of 64 years; a daughter Melanie Cordon Younce and husband Jimmy of Belhaven; two sons, Rondol Cordon and wife Phyllis of Washington and Raymond Cordon and wife Debbie of Raleigh; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. "Big Brother" is also survived by four sisters Emma Hudson, Clara Hodges, Vivian Thompson, and Nancy Wallace.  In addition to his parents, Rev. Cordon was preceded in death by his brother Ernest Cordon and sister Christine Heath.  The Cordon Family wishes to express their deep gratitude for the care and comfort provided by the staff at Cross Creek during his time there.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Cordon family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Charlie Harold Corey

Mr. Charlie Harold Corey, age 81, a resident of 601 Springs Road, Washington, NC died Friday August 17, 2007 at his home.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Monday August 20, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. David Thompson. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Bryan McNeese, Ervin Mizelle, Glysal Mizelle, Billy Corey, Wayne Hoskins and Clifton Griffin will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Corey was born in Beaufort County on December 16, 1925 son of the late Claude Hannis Corey and the late Margie Leggett Corey. He served his country in the US Navy during World War II. Mr. Corey married the former Della Faye Mizelle on April 6, 1952 who survives. He was a retired section foreman with National Spinning Company in Washington. In his spare time he enjoyed the outdoors, working in his garden, fishing and spending time with his grandsons. Mr. Corey was a charter member of Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  Surviving along with Mr. Corey’s wife Della Faye of the home is a son: Phil Corey and his wife Michele of Washington; twin daughters: Darlene C. Evans and her husband Tim of Washington and Marlene C. Staton and her husband Scott of Fuquay Varina; a brother: Billy C. Corey and his wife Peggy of Greenville and six grandchildren: Daniel Corey, Patrick Corey, Andrew Staton, Corey Staton, Timothy Evans and Nathan Evans. Mr. Corey was preceded in death by three sisters: Joyce, Olive and Dora Lee.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sunday August 19, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Corey family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Saturday, August 18, 2007)

Clara Blanche Corey

Clara Blanche Corey, 79, of the 100 block of Carolina Ave., a homemaker, died Dec. 11, 1993, in Guardian Care Nursing Home, Ahoskie.  Miss Corey was born in Washington, N.C. She was a member of Ahoskie First Baptist Church.  Survivors include a sister, Irene C. Overton of Ahoskie; a brother, Dr. C.B. Corey Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; six nieces; two nephews; four great-nieces; and seven great-nephews.  The funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Garrett Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert May. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday and other times at the home of Irene Overton, 416 Curtis St., Ahoskie.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 13, 1993; pg. D2)

Essie M. Corey

Mrs. Essie M. Corey, a resident of 300 Minuteman Lane, Washington, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Saint John Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Elder Russell S. Wilkins officiating. Burial follows in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 2973 Gallberry Road, Washington.   Arrangements are by Bonner Street Funeral Home. Washington.  (Pamlico & Cremation Services)

John Corey, Jr.

John ''Junie'' Corey, Jr., 40, of the 1800 block of Greenleaf Drive, died July 26, 2001, in his home. He was born in Washington, N.C.  Survivors include his mother, Helen L. Corey; six sisters, Linda Corey, Dorothy Corey, Sandra Corey, Lisa Corey, Carolyn Williams and Rosemary Green; a brother, B. Keith Corey; five nieces; three nephews; an extended family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas and Sherron Thomas; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Elbert Corey.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mark UCC by the Rev. Thomas J. Hart. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at 1810 Greenleaf Drive for the procession to the church. Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – July 31, 2001; pg. B8)

Lonnie Corey, Sr.

Mr. Lonnie Corey Sr. of 336 Lonnie Corey Road, Washington, died Thursday, March 6, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted today at 2:30 p.m. in St. John Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington, with Elder Russell Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mr. Corey was born in the Big Swamp community of Beaufort County on May 10, 1939. He was the son of the late Lonnie Roberson and Hannah Corey. He was raised by the late Claudie and Maggie Peele. He attended the Martin County Schools. On June 8, 1957, he married, Annie Reddick Corey, who survives. He was a farmer and was employed by Weyerhaeuser Co. for 20 years before his retirement. He also owned a trucking business. He was a member of St. John Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington, where he served with the trustee board (he served as its chairman during the church’s construction), men’s fellowship, as the church bus driver and as a former choir member.  Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Corey and Brenda Peele; three sons, Lonnie Corey Jr., Henry Corey and Calvin Corey; one brother, Calvin Freeman; two sisters, Ella Reddick and Eva Speller; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Jones, and two brothers, Charles “CB” Corey and “Bootsie” Corey.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, March 8, 2008)

Olda Faye Waters Corey

Mrs. Olga “Faye” Waters Corey (Ba-Ba), age 67, a resident of 306 N. Eden Drive, Washington, died Wednesday morning, September 29, 2010 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, October 1, 2010 at the First Christian Church in Washington officiated by Dr. Michael Price.  Mrs. Corey was born in Beaufort County on December 31, 1942, daughter of the late James Whitford Waters and Myrtle Lee Winstead Waters. On September 15, 1961, she married Samuel McCoy Corey, Jr. who survives. Over the years, Mrs. Corey was a manager/buyer for various apparel stores including Carter’s, Baldwin’s, Buckman’s and Scott’s. She was owner and manager of Cori-Dee-Lee’s interior decorating. Mrs. Corey was a member of the First Christian Church in Washington. She was a member of different supper clubs and a member of the “Girl’s Night Out” Group. She loved to play cards, going to the beach, reading and spending time with her grandchildren and “Wags” their maltese. She was also a good cook.  In addition to her husband, Sammy, of the home, she is survived by her son: Samuel McCoy Corey, III “Bud” and his wife, Anne of Washington Park; her daughter: Wendy Annette Corey Farrior “Snooder” and her husband, Bill of Winterville; her brother: Donald Whitford Waters “Donnie” and his wife, Linda of Washington; and her grandchildren: Kaitlyn Dees Corey, Megan Lee Corey, Cori McCall Thomas-Farrior, Morgan Leigh Farrior and William Haywood Farrior, III.  The family expresses their appreciation to all the doctors and staff of the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center and Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service on Friday in the Gathering Room at the First Christian Church.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to be serving the Corey Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jacob Bragg Corkill

Jacob Bragg Corkill age 19, a resident of 691 Domain Drive, Fayetteville, NC died Friday, July 20, 2012. A graveside funeral service will be held 2:30PM Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Pastor Tony Krantz. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00PM until the funeral hour at 15th Street Church of God in Washington, NC.  Jacob was born January 1, 1993 in Sacramento County, California the son of Marek Corkill and Katrina Chrismon Corkill. He attended Jack Britt High School. Jacob loved music, computers, and had a great interest in art. He never met a stranger and was a very loving and caring person with many friends. His love for God was an important part of his day to day life.  Jacob is survived by his mother, Katrina J. Corkill of Fayetteville, NC; his grandfather who raised him and was more like his dad, Thomas Chrismon of Washington, NC; two sisters, Emma Chrismon and Daisy Hunter and one brother Joshua Chrismon. He was preceded in death by his loving grandmother, Ramona Chrismon.   Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Corkill family.  (Pamlico Funeral Service)

Delmas A. Cornelius

Delmas A. Cornelius, 80, of Kelsey Drive, died Wednesday, July 19, 1995, in his home.  Mr. Cornelius was born in Beaufort County, N.C. A retired seaman, he was a member of Edenton Bible Holiness Church.  Surviving are his wife, Ruth Barefield Cornelius; three daughters, Barbara Copeland of Tyner, Kathy Raper of Winfall, and Sandi Miller of Hertford; four sons, Gary Cornelius, Charles Cornelius, Bruce Cornelius, and Richard Cornelius, all of Salisbury, Md.; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley White.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Copeland Family Cemetery by the Rev. Bill Patterson. Friends may join the family today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and other times at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – July 20, 1995; pg. B7)

Helen Nadine Smith Correll

Mrs. Helen Nadine Smith Correll, age 92, a resident of 210 Rappahannock Drive, Chocowinity, N.C., died Tuesday evening May 23, 2006, at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside service will be held 2 pm Saturday, May 27, 2006, at Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Correll was born in Filer, Idaho, on March 4, 1914. She was the daughter of the late Willard Smith and Sylvia Fairbanks Smith. Helen is survived by her husband Ivan C. Correll, Sr. of Chocowinity, N.C. They were married on March 30, 1942. She was a graduate of NW Christian College in Eugene, Ore., a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother.  In addition to her husband, Ivan, she is survived by her five children: I. Allen Correll of Chocowinity, N.C. with whom she lived, Edward L. Correll of Portland, Ore., W. Hartley W. Correll of Houston, Texas, Kenneth W. Correll of Leominister, Mass. and Marcia N. Jones of Denver, Colo.. She is also survived by her brother: Lester Smith of Ocean Park, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Paul Funeral Home, Saturday, May 27, 2006 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Correll Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, May 25, 2006)

Thelma R. Corey

Ms. Thelma R. Corey, 52, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. John Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington, with Elder Russell Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Ms. Corey was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 26, 1955. She was the daughter of William S. Deans and the late Laura Bond Corey Whitaker. She attended the former City of Washington public schools and graduated in 1973. She was employed by Hamilton Beach Co. for more than 20 years. She was a member of St. John Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Survivors include one daughter, Shanesta R. Griffin of Virginia Beach, Va.; one son, Derrick R. McCullough of Newport News, Va.; one brother, Ronnie Whitaker; one sister, Christine Moore of Washington and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Deans.  The family will receive friends at 5696 Belvue Farm Lane, Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, February 8, 2008)

Jerry Anthony Coston

Mr. Jerry Anthony Coston, age 70, a resident of 11380 N.C. Highway 32 North, Washington, died Sunday, March 11, 2007 at his home.  Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Larry Minor and Tony Congleton.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Albert Pinkham, James Batchelor, Earl Jordan, Larry Harding, Ernest Cox, and Nicky Hopkins.  Mr. Coston was born in Onslow County on November 6, 1936. He was the son of the late Herman G. Coston and Eunice Hudson Coston. Mr. Coston was a self-employed carpenter, retiring in 2000. He had lived in Onslow County for 27 years before moving to Beaufort County. Mr. Coston served as an Elder with Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Washington for 23 years and 12 years in Belhaven.  On June 11, 1960, Mr. Coston married the former Barbara Pinkham, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Lesha C. Brooks and her husband, Roger of Bath, Tracy C. Muse and her husband, Jason of New Bern; three grandchildren, Ashton J. Muse, Maegan Leigh Muse, Melana Rose Muse; one brother, Delmar Coston of Bowling Green, VA; two sisters, Delphia Kennedy of Kinston, Marie Metts of Lexington, N.C. and several nieces and nephews, including special niece, Kathy Carder of Lexington.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Coston was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Coston.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 11380 N.C. Highway 32 North, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Coston family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, March 13, 2006)

James Robert Council, Sr.

James Robert “Robbie” Council, Sr., age 60, a resident of 5593 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego, NC died Thursday September 20, 2012 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 3 PM Saturday September 22, 2012 at Free Union Free Will Baptist Church in the Free Union Community of Pinetown. The service will be officiated by Rev. Tony Parrish. Burial will follow in the Council Family Cemetery at the home. Members of Pantego Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.  Robbie was born in Northampton County on April 18, 1952 son of the late Harley Melton Council and the late Donaldeen Futhrell Council. He was a 1972 graduate of Pantego High School. Robbie married the former Judy Marlene Brooks on September 23, 1973 who survives. He was a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of Pantego Volunteer Fire Department where he served in many officer positions including Chief and currently served as Safety Officer. Robbie Coached Little League Baseball in Belhaven and lead the Cox Chevrolet’s team to season champions one year. Robbie was a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church.  Surviving along with Robbie’s wife Judy of the home are two sons: James Robert “Jimmy” Council, Jr. and his wife Tracey of Belhaven and David Alan Council of Pantego; a sister: Betty Ann Allen and her husband Danny of Pantego; a brother: Steve Council and his wife Cathy of Belhaven; four grandchildren: James Robert “Jamie” Council III, Jeni Lyn Council, Lucas Daniels Council and Wyatt Swindell Council and seventeen nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends 7 PM to 8:30 PM Friday September 21, 2012 at Free Union Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Council family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Judith Brooks Council

Mrs. Judith Brooks “Judy” Council, age 61, a resident of 5593 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego, NC died Tuesday June 18, 2013 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday June 21, 2013 at Free Union Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Tony Parrish. Burial will follow in the Council Family Cemetery at the home. Serving as pallbearers will be nephews: Daniel Paul, Louis Paul, Allen Cuthrell, Hollis Brooks and members of Pantego Volunteer Fire Department: Michael Craddock and Wesley Waters. Honorary pallbearers will be remaining members of Pantego Volunteer Fire Department.  The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday June 20, 2013 at Free Union Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the home.  Judy was born in Beaufort County on November 23, 1951 daughter of the late Charlie Jackson Brooks, Jr. and the late Frances Grey Boyd Brooks. She was a 1970 graduate of Pantego High School and earned her business degree at Hardbarger Business College in Raleigh. Judy married James Robert “Robbie” Council, Sr. on September 23, 1973 who preceded her in death on September 20, 2012. She worked as a medical secretary at Belhaven Family Practice. As a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church she served as an adult choir member and a toddler Sunday School teacher. She was also a past member of the Pantego Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  Survivors include two sons: James Robert “Jimmy” Council, Jr. and wife Tracey of Belhaven and David Alan Council of Pantego; three sisters: Darlene Paul and husband Richard of Pinetown, Diana Paul and husband Louis Wilson of Pinetown and Glenda Cuthrell and husband Brian of Belhaven; a brother: Charlie J. Brooks III and wife Brenda of Pantego; five grandchildren: James Robert “Jamie” Council III, Jeni Lyn Council, Lucas Daniels Council, Wyatt Swindell Council and Seth Robert Moye Council and eighteen nieces and nephews.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Judy’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James Covial

A service for James Covial, a community activist who directed a city drug abuse program, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Faith Baptist Church, 626 Humboldt Parkway. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.   Covial, 69, died Tuesday (March 18, 2003) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. He lived in Williamsville.  At his death, he was director of the Community Action Organization's Drug Abuse Research Treatment Clinic.  Born in Belhaven, N.C., he moved at age 3 with his mother to Raleigh, where he attended public schools. He earned a football scholarship to North Carolina A&T State University, where he was a member of the varsity team and graduated in 1956.  He moved to Buffalo two years later to marry Rosealie Peoples.  He received a master's degree in guidance counseling from the University at Buffalo. He also completed a labor relations course at Cornell University and an emerging technologies course at the University of Wisconsin and studied administration theory and supervision at Canisius College.  Covial was a guidance counselor at Buffalo Alternative High School before serving as coordinator of Erie County Medical Center's emergency alcoholism program from 1978 to 1982 and deputy county youth services commissioner in charge of detention from 1982 to 1988.  At various times, he was executive director of the Erie County Youth Board, coordinated a county research project, was executive director of the county Narcotics Guidance Council and was coordinator of the Marine Midland Bank Career Center.  Covial was past president of the Community Action Organization board and head of its Publicity Committee; former president of Housing Opportunities Made Equal; past chairman of the United Way's Allocation Committee; and a past board member of the Hopevale Home and Gateway Home. He was a life member of the NAACP.  He was a trustee and active member of Faith Baptist Church, which he joined in 1963.  Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three sons, James Jr. of Los Angeles, Mark of Buffalo and Wayne of Raleigh, N.C., and three grandsons.  (The Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY) – March 21, 2003)

Thelma Scott Coward

Thelma Scott Coward a resident of 250 Lovers Lane, River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Washington, NC and formerly of Chocowinity, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, March 30, 2013.   Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Washington Assembly of God officiated by Pastor Phillip Jethro and Pastor Steve Evans. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers, her grandsons, Tex Coward, Jr., Danny Coward Jr., Charlie Cutler, Jr., William Mills Jr., Daniel Woolard, and Everett Woolard.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00PM Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Washington Assembly of God and other times at the home of her daughter, Sue Ann Taylor located at 5446 Highway 264 West, Washington, NC.  Thelma was born in Beaufort County February 10, 1921 the daughter of the late Leaman Scott and Ellen Martin Scott. She was married to William Henry Coward on February 1, 1941 who preceded her in death in 1980. Thelma was a loving mother and homemaker who loved attending church and singing for her Lord. She was known for her beautiful smile and always looking her best. Thelma enjoyed playing bingo and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren.  Mrs. Coward is survived by four sons, Tex Coward and wife Lynette, Kenneth Coward and wife Vicky, Danny Coward, Sr. and wife Brenda and Timothy Coward all of Washington, NC; six daughters, Vonnie Heath and husband Carol, Sue Ann Taylor and husband Dean, Jeanette Beakes all of Washington, NC; Cynthia Tulk of Morehead City, NC; Pattie Kent and husband George of Yorktown, Virginia and Joy Wesley of Indiana; twenty nine grandchildren, thirty eight great grandchildren and four great- great grandchildren. Along with her husband William Henry "Bill" Coward she was preceded in death by four brothers, twins Osborne and Oscar Scott, Walter "Bud" Scott, Sr. and Mayhew Scott, two sisters, Lillian Gautier and Christine Scott and a granddaughter Jennifer Coward Ginn.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Coward family.  (Pamlico Funeral Home)

Elizabeth Gattie Whitfield Cowell

Mrs. Elizabeth “Libby” Gattis Whitfield Cowell, age 75, a resident of 309 Isabella Ave., Washington Park passed away Saturday morning April 4, 2009 surrounded by her family.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday April 7, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Washington, officiated by Rev. Danny Allen and Associate Pastor, Rev. Susan Harrison. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Jeff Peacock, Walter J. “Bo” Bowen, Jr., Don Wilkinson, Danny McNeill, Fred Howdy and Dan Winfield will serve as pallbearers. Shields Harvey and Maurice Cutler will serve as honorary pallbearers.   Mrs. Cowell was born February 21, 1934 in Orange County to the late Henry Adams Whitfield, Sr. and Mary Louise Gattis Whitfield. She grew up in Chapel Hill and graduated from Chapel Hill High School in 1952. Libby was a 1956 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her teaching degree. Her first teaching position was in Cheverly, Maryland, where she taught for three years. She retired from Eastern Elementary School after a teaching career spanning almost 30 years. Libby was a member of the Crescite Book Club, Washington Park Garden Club, Better Breathers Club and the Life Styles Fitness Center. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Washington and the Louise Fisher Circle. She was the first woman elected to the Washington Park Town Board.   On November 21, 1956, she and Horace B. Cowell, II were wed at University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill.  In addition to her husband, Horace, of the home, she is survived by her three children: David Whitfield Cowell and his wife, Belinda of Washington, Sallie Baxter Cowell of Raleigh and Caroline Cowell Crisp and her husband, Lee of Washington; two grandchildren: Sara Elizabeth Cowell and Ryan Vance Cowell of Washington; her brother: Henry A. Whitfield, Jr. of Durham and her sister Jeanne W. White of Hollywood, FL. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Susan “Louise” Murdaugh.  Libby enjoyed sewing and knitting for family and friends, was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time on the Pamlico River.  The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Monday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home located at 309 Isabella Avenue, Washington Park.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Cowell family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, April 6, 2009)

Horace Baxter Cowell, II

Mr. Horace Baxter Cowell II, age 77, a resident of Washington, died Thursday, February 3, 2011.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Washington officiated by Rev. Danny Allen and Rev. Chris Leak. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Jeff Peacock, Walter J. “Bo” Bowen Jr., Danny McNeill, Dan Winfield, B.B. Cox, Maurice Cutler will serve as pallbearers. Don Wilkinson, Shields Harvey, Fred Adair, Louis Moore and Fred Howdy will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Cowell was born in Beaufort County on February 10, 1933, son of the late Charles Fowler Cowell, Sr. and Mildred Frye Cowell. He attended Washington City Schools and was a 1951 graduate of Randolph Macon Military Academy. He was a 1955 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a B.S. degree in Business Administration. In 1970, he graduated from East Carolina University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling.  On November 21, 1956, he and the former Elizabeth “Libby” Whitfield were wed at University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill. She preceded him in death on April 4, 2009.  Mr. Cowell served his country as a Sergeant in the US Army during 1955-1957. He worked with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and was involved with the family business, Pamlico Chemical Company. He was also employed with the Washington City Schools and was a guidance counselor at the former P.S. Jones Junior High School. In 1988, he retired from the school system. He touched the lives of many students during his tenure as an educator.  He was a life member of the UNC Alumni Association, Friends of Washington High School and the First United Methodist Church in Washington. For 43 years, he was a commissioner with the Washington Park Town Board, he coached Little League, announced athletic games at P.S. Jones, was a supporter of the WHS wrestling team and booster club member. Mr. Cowell was an avid supporter of the UNC Tar Heels. He loved spending time on the river with family and friends, fishing and his walks with the neighborhood dogs in Washington Park. Mr. Cowell loved his family, grandkids and UNC.  He is survived by his son: David Whitfield Cowell and wife, Belinda of Washington; his daughters: Sallie Baxter Cowell of Raleigh; Caroline Cowell Crisp and husband, Lee of Washington; two grandchildren: Sara Elizabeth Cowell and Ryan Vance Cowell; his brother: Charles F. Cowell, Jr. and wife, Louise of Washington and his nephews: Charles F. Cowell III of Raleigh, and Patrick L. Cowell and wife, Cathy of Phoenix, AZ.  In addition to his parents and the “love of his life, Libby”, he is preceded in death by his namesake, his uncle Horace Baxter Cowell, who was killed in action during the final days of World War I.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Cowell family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Zula Cowell

Zula Cowell, 87, of the 900 block of Harrington Ave., died Jan. 15, 1992, in a hospital.  Miss Cowell was born in Washington, N.C. She had retired from Powers and Anderson Medical Supplies after 50 years. She was a member of Ghent United Methodist Church and the Pilot Club.  Survivors include two nieces and a sister-in-law.  The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Robert C. Hastings. Friends may join the family from 4 to 6 p.m. today in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – January 18, 1992; pg. D2)

Carlton Lee Cox

WASHINGTON, N.C. – Mr. Carlton Lee Cox, 69, of 1660 W. Fifth St., died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005.  Funeral 3 p.m. Wednesday, Chapel of Paul Funeral Home. Burial in Trinity Cemetery, Chocowinity. Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. today, Paul Funeral Home.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – December 6, 2005)

Dana Ecklin Cox

Mrs. Dana Ecklin Cox, 92, of Rt. 2, Blounts Creek, died this morning at the Health Care Center in Washington.  She was the widow of the late Nathaniel Cox.  She was a member of Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home Chapel in Washington.  The Rev. Robert B. Cayton will officiate.  Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  Surviving are one son, Elmer Cox of Blounts Creek; one sister, Mrs. Sadie Boyd of Blounts Creek; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The family will be at the Paul Funeral Home from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday night for visitation.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, December 27, 1979)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Pat Richard]

Edna L. Cox

Edna L. Cox, 85, June 13. Funeral 11 a.m., Wednesday, Paul Funeral Home, Washington. Burial, Oakdale Cemetery. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – June 15, 1999)

Edward Dail Cox

Mr. Edward “Dail” Cox, 80, of Blounts Creek, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at home.  A private family service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Cox was the son of the late Dan and Lena Cox. He was an Air Force veteran, having served in Vietnam.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Lester Cox and Jack Cox.  Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, March 6, 2009)

Edwin Allen Cox

Mr. Edwin Allen Cox, age 45, a resident of 1513 Carolina Ave., Washington, NC died Friday June 15, 2012 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday June 19, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Minister Derik Davis. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Gary Tetterton, Leslie Tetterton, Simon Wright, Patrick Bouquio, Brad Bouquio, Justin Cox, Mike Remick and Chris Elks will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Noah Griffin, Joseph Howard, Christopher Rawls and Harry Waters.  Edwin was born in Beaufort County on September 17, 1966. He was the son of James Luther Cox and Virginia Everett Cox. He attended Washington High School and continued his education at Beaufort County Community College where he completed his studies in nursing assistant and welding. Edwin worked at the former Britthaven of Washington as a nurse’s assistant and more recently at Flanders Filters as a welder. He had a passion for playing the guitar and wildlife. He was currently developing a skill and talent of woodworking.  Edwin is survived by his parents: James and Virginia Cox of the home; a fiancée: Debbie Cochran of Williamston; two sons: Timothy Wayne Cox and Johnnie Ray Holton both of Washington; a brother: James Ottis Cox and his fiancée Darla Cook of Washington; a sister: Darleen Cox Rawls and her companion Lee Smith of Washington and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.  Edwin was predeceased by his paternal grandparents: James Ottis Cox and Katie Woolard Cox and his maternal grandparents: Virgil and Vonnie Everett.  The family will receive friends 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Monday June 18, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of Edwin’s parents located at 1513 Carolina Ave., Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Cox family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Elinor Bassett Cox

Elinor B. Cox age 85, a resident of 3085 Market Street Ext., Washington, NC went to be with her Lord Saturday, March 16, 2013.  A graveside service will be held 2:00PM Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington officiated by Travis Boyd. The family will receive friends at the home of her niece Linda Alligood and husband Danny located at 1292 Old Bath Highway, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Cox was born April 26, 1927 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire the daughter of the late Ernest Bassett and Lillian Kimbley Bassett. She married Howard Douglas Cox on June 25, 1945. Mrs. Cox loved cooking and was well known for being an excellent seamstress. She was very devoted to her family and especially her husband Doug. Mrs. Cox was a member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church on Market Street in Washington where she was a member of the choir for twenty years.  Along with her husband Howard Douglas "Doug" Cox of the home survivors include her three nieces, Linda Alligood, Wendy Cox, and Wanda Woolard all of Washuington, NC; nephew, David Cox of Naples, Florida; and brother in law, Milton Cox, She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Cox in 1946, eight sisters and two brothers.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Cox family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation)

Elmer Joseph Cox

Mr. Elmer Joseph Cox, age 99, a resident of 1770 Gilead Shores Road, Blounts Creek, died Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Britthaven of Washington.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Pastor Melvin Haas.  Mr. Cox was born in Beaufort County on July 13, 1909.  He was the son of the late Nathaniel Cox and Dana Ecklin Cox.  Mr. Cox was a retired farmer.  He was a “Yellow Dog” Democrat and member of the Memorial Free Will Baptist Church.  Mr. Cox was married to the former Edna Louise Cox, who preceded him in death in June of 1999.  Survivors include his son, Robert Bryan “Bob” Cox of the home; daughter in law, Jean H. Cox of Greenville; grandson, David Bryan Cox and his wife, Audra of Cary; great grandson, Myles Anderson Cox of Cary; special nephew, Ernest Cutler of Blounts Creek; special niece, Joyce Woolard of Kinston; and special friend, Eva Jean Hardison of Blounts Creek.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Cox was preceded in death by a son, Rudy Cox.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Cox family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, June 9, 2009)

Ernest O'Brien Cox

Mr. Ernest O’Brien “Buddy” Cox, age 72, a resident of 725 Willow Street, Washington, NC died Friday, March 9, 2012 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.  A funeral service will be held 3:30p.m Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Washington with Chad Skretvedt officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Larry Miner, Tony Congleton, Al Lodge, Darnell Ross, Tom Strickland and Geof McDowell will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Cox was born in Beaufort County on April 25, 1939 to the late Ernest Randolph Cox and Lilly Kathleen Dixon Cox. On September 4, 1964, he married the former Barbara Jean Anderson, who survives. Mr. Cox worked for National Spinning Company for 22 years and had served as a volunteer at Beaufort County Hospital, where he was recognized once as volunteer of the year. Mr. Cox was one of Jehovah’s witnesses. Mr. Cox loved to cook and all who visited him loved to share in his wonderful cooking.  In addition to his wife, Barbara, of the home, Mr. Cox is survived by his daughter: Vanessa Cox Hayes and husband Mike of Washington, two grandchildren: Anderson O’Brien Cox and fiancé Carmen Perez-Munoz of Chapel Hill, NC and Savannah Alexandra Lucas of Washington, NC, two brothers: Arthur Oakley, Jr. and Lester Oakley both of Greenville, NC, and three sisters: Agnes Lockamy, Hildred Lockamy and Annie Smith all of Greenville, NC.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Cox is preceded in death by a brother: Preston Cox and a sister: Beatrice Woolard.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Cox family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Eula Catherine Cox

WASHINGTON N.C. – Ms. Eula Catherine "Cathy" Cox, 57, of 905 Willow St. died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005.  Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Wesley Cemetery of Chocowinity. Visitation at the home of her mother, Polly Cox, 6955 River Road, Washington.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – August 16, 2005)

Floyd McCoy Cox, Jr.

Mr. Floyd McCoy Cox, Jr., age 84, a resident of 1042 N. Respess Street, Washington, died Sunday June 4, 2006 at his home.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at the First Christian Church in Washington, officiated by Dr. Michael Price. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Ray S. Barbre, Kemp Huss, A. J. Garris, Travis Cutler, Mike Woolard and Floyd Gurganus.  Mr. Cox was born in Beaufort County on April 26, 1922, son of the late Floyd Cox, Sr. and Hallie Brooks Cox. He was a graduate of Washington High School and attended Randolph Macon College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Cox served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. On October 9, 1943, he married the former Sarah Rebecca Paul who preceded him in death on June 18, 2004. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Washington.  Mr. Cox owned and operated Choco Drive Inn, Cox’s Furniture Store, Cox’s Shoe Store, and Cee Circle Bar Stables and Farm. He was a charter member of the Greenville Saddle Club, a member and Vice President of Coastal Plain Saddle Club and an avid horseman.  He is survived by his daughter: Sarah “Sally” Houston and her husband, Bartow; his sons: Floyd M. “Mac” Cox, III and his wife, Claudia; Mayhew Paul Cox and his wife, Jean and William Samuel Miles Cox, Sr. and his fianc/, Luanne M. Black all of Washington; his sister: Thelma Cox Alligood of Washington; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and his faithful companion, Blue.  The family will receive friends at the home of his son, Mayhew Cox, located at 447 Mimosa Shores Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Cox Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, June 7, 2006)

Frances Taychert Cox

Mrs. Frances "Fran" Taychert Cox, age 59, a resident of 86 Bright # 1 Road, Washington, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, 2008 at her home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 23, 2008 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, officiated by Pastor Tad Tankard. Mrs. Cox was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 6, 1948 to the late Edward Taychert and Mary Gertrude Toepper Taychert. She was a 1967 graduate of Washington High School. On Aug. 9, 1980, she married Calvage Lane Cox who survives. Mrs. Cox was a member of Harvest Church and was employed as a clerk at Hospital Pharmacy since 2001. In addition to her husband, Calvage Lane, of the home, she is survived by her children, Sharon Denise Everette of Washington and Woodrow Wayne Everette and his wife, Kristen, of Poplar Branch, N.C.; her brother, Edward L. Taychert of Avon, N.Y.; her sisters, Joanna T. Meagher of Portsmouth, Va. and Barbara S. Taychert of Norfolk, Va.; her aunt, Virginia Woodard of Virginia Beach, Va.; her grandchildren, William M. Francis and his wife, Danielle, Ashlyn N. Everette, Kyra G. Everette, Logan B. Everette and Courtney F. Everette; and her great-grandchild, Damien Riley Francis. The family will receive friends 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Cox Family.  (Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, August 22, 2008)

Glenn Taylor Cox, Jr.

Mr. Glenn Taylor Cox, Jr., 47, formerly of Beaufort County, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, in Charlotte.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Cox was born July 1, 1960, son of Sybil O’Neal Cox and the late Glenn Taylor Cox Sr.  The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 137 Pirate Cove Road, Washington.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – January 17, 2008)

Hassie G. Cox
Nov. 26, 1916 - Jan. 9, 2003

GARNER - Hassie G. Cox, 86, died Thursday.  He resided in Garner for 46 years before his death. Mr. Cox was born in Aurora, NC, the son of the late Charles Guy Cox and Dora Lloyd Cox. Hassie served in Europe during World War II with the Fourth Armored Division. He attended barber school in Durham and was a barber in downtown Raleigh at the former Raleigh Hotel and former Carolina Hotel. He was the last owner of the former Wilmont Barber Shop on Hillsborough Street before retiring. He also worked at Superior Security Guard.  Surviving: wife, Naomi Harmon Cox; sister, Ora Mae Powell, sisterin-law, Mildred G. Cox, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held 3 PM Saturday in the Chapel of Montlawn Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 2:30-3 PM prior to the service. Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – January 10, 2003; pg. B8)

 Helen Maxine Claiborne Cox

Mrs. Helen Maxine Claiborne Cox, 81, wife of Rev. M.E. Cox, passed away August 7, 2012, after a long term of sickness.  Mrs. Cox was 81 years old, born in Vance County, but spent most of her young life in Washington, N.C. Married Rev. Cox in 1960 and joined him in the Ministry the rest of her life. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Cox Brown.  She is survived by her husband, Rev. M.E. Cox; one daughter, Sheila Walsh of Durham; two grandchildren, Alex B. Brown II of Atlanta, Ga., and Shannon Brown Reisen of Washington, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Tristan T. Brown of Atlanta and Skylar Reisen of Washington.  Memorial services will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Carlee Stallard and Rev. Ronnie Bradford.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m., before the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Cox will be taken to Washington, N.C. for interment at Oakdale Cemetery where there will be a graveside service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, August 9, 2012)

Ione Bishop Cox

BELHAVEN - Ione Bishop Cox, 91, of Belhaven and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, died Monday, July 10 at Cross Creek.  Mrs. Cox was born in Hyde County, the daughter of the late Charlie R. and Lela Mae Jones Bishop.  She worked for many years at Mrs. Padgett's store and The Grill in Pantego.  She was the widow of Herman G. Cox who died in 1973.  Several cousins survive.  Funeral services were at the graveside in Soule Cemetery Wednesday with Steve Bryan officiating.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Thursday, July 13, 1995; pg. 6A)

Ira Odell Cox

Mr. Ira “Odell” Cox of 805 Simmons St., Washington, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Theron Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Cox was born Jan. 16, 1921, the son of the late Fred and Connie Chapman Cox. He was married to Christine Gay Cox, who preceded him in death. He retired as a truck driver from Moss Planing Mill of Washington. He was a member of Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member of the choir and trustee board.  Survivors include six daughters, Marie Cox of Roanoke Rapids, Annette Grant of Long Island, N.Y., Mary Glaspie, Verna Smith and Debra Ann Cox, all of Washington, and Barbara Thompson of Greenville; six sons, Willie and James Cox, both of Washington, Ronnie Boyd of Washington, Barney Cox of Plymouth, Jimmy Cox of Red Springs and John Hines of Greenville; one sister, Helen Pugh of Ayden; 26 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by six brothers, Johnny Ray, Hubert, Heber, Lee, Fred and Sam Cox and one sister, Sarah J. Cox.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, and other times at the home of his daughter, Mary Glaspie, 411 E. Fifth St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, September 28, 2007)

 Jack D. Cox

Mr. Jack D. Cox, 86, of Statesboro, Ga., and formerly of Blounts Creek, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at Ogeechee Area Hospice.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home, Statesboro, Ga. with the Rev. Carl Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens. Stuart Patray, Jim Long, Shedwrick Dean, Justin Lane, Dallas Cox and Jay Groover will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Cox was born in Blounts Creek. He was an Army Air Force veteran serving in the China offensive during World War II. He was married to Clara Allene Lee Cox, who preceded him in death. He retired after 36 years as a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He was a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.  Survivors include one son, Derwin “Deke” Cox of Statesboro, Ga.; one stepson, Sam Best of Bradenton, Fla.; one brother, Dale Cox of Blounts Creek and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home, Statesboro, Ga.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, January 27, 2009)

James B. Cox

KITTY HAWK - James B. Cox of Croatan Highway, died Friday, January 17 at a Nags Head nursing facility.  A native of Beaufort County, he was a retired electrician and worked for 40 years with VEPCO.  He was married to the late Edna B. Cox.  He is survived by three daughters: Patricia A. Sutton of North Beach, Md., Marie Coble of Kitty Hawk, and Carol Makinson of Manteo.  Funeral services will be private with burial in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.  Holloman-Brown Funeral Homes, Indian River Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Sunday, January 19, 1997; pg. 12A)

James H. Cox

Mr. James H. Cox, 82, a former resident of King Street, Bath, NC died Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2006 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ron Bousquet officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to the funeral hour at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  A lifelong resident of Beaufort County, Mr. Cox was born July 30, 1924. He was the son of the late Mack Cox and Sally Jones Cox Brooks. He was a retired boat rigger for Pamlico Marine.  Survivors include his sisters, Hazel Jones of Aurora and Virginia Reed of Orlando, FL; his brothers, Scott Brooks and Bud Brooks, both of Washington. He is also survived by his extended family, Mary Lewis Bell of Bath, Helen Campbell of Washington, Florence Haddock of Sanford, FL, Marie Manning of Greenville and Hilton Lewis of Washington.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Tyer, Thelma Jordan and Ruth Alligood.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, August 11, 2006)

Jean Wynn Cox

Mrs. Jean Wynn Cox, 59, of 447 Mimosa Shores Road, Washington, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, January 31, 2008)

Jesse David Cox, Sr.

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Mr. Jesse David Cox Sr., 87, of 3017 Corsica Rd. died Sunday June 17, 2007 at the Beaufort County Hospital. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by the Rev. Karen Crutchfield. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Tim McSwiney, Justin Fore, Troy Ball, Stuart Godley, Michael Mills and Neil Woolard will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Cox was born in Pitt County on Oct. 9, 1919 to the late Herman David and Sophronia Oakley Cox and on Oct. 24, 1944 he married Lola Mae Ball who survives him. He was a graduate of Chocowinity High School, served his country in the United States Army Air Corps, was a disabled veteran and attended Wares Chapel United Methodist Church. In 1963 Mr. Cox retired from the family business that he had worked with his father and brothers, HD Cox & Sons Lumber Co. later in life he was President of Cox Builders Inc. in which he continued to work with his son David even after his retirement. He was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Cox. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Cox Alligood and her husband, Danny, of Washington; a son, Jesse David Cox Jr. and his wife, Janice, of Greensboro; two brothers, Milton Cox and Douglas Cox, both of Washington; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 until 8 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home 3017 Corsica Rd. Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Cox family.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Jesse W. Cox

Jesse W. Cox, 79, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 23, 2002). Born in Bath, N.C., he moved to the Tampa area in 1967 from the Panama Canal Zone. He retired from the Air Force in 1971 as a chief master sergeant. He was a member of Egypt Temple Shrine, the American Legion and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two brothers, Millard, Durham, N.C., and David, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – September 25, 2002; pg. B7)

Josh T. Cox

Mr. Josh T. Cox, age 87, of 1624 Highland Drive, Washington, died Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 17, 2007 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Craig Hagen officiating.  Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, February 16, 2007 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington.  Mr. Cox was born November 17, 1919 in Pitt County.  He was the son of the late William J. Cox and Pennie Melissa Smith Cox.  On February 21, 1942, he married Lucy Florence Cherry, who preceded him in death on March 26, 2003.  Mr. Cox was a retired farmer, retired gentleman farmer and former employee of Grady White Boats and Flanders Filters. He was a veteran of the US Army.  He was a charter member of Cherry Chapel Baptist Church, which was later changed to Rosedale Missionary Baptist Church.  He served as a deacon until his health began to fail.  He always had a deep love and devotion to his family and his church.  Survivors include three daughters, Betty Cox Norden of New Bern, Josie Cox Pippin and her husband, Gordon of Bath, and Frances Cox Smith and her husband, Mel of Morehead City; six grandchildren, Melanie Florence McRoy, Christina Leigh Carrow, Don Wayne Chandler, Joshua Chandler, G.K. Pippin and Charlie A. Pippin, and six great-grandchildren, Courtney Carrow, Chandler Carrow, McKenna McRoy, Trey Pippin, Ashley Pippin, and Alexis Pippin.  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, William Charles Cox, Maude C. Tyer, Daisy C. Warren, Ada C. Walls, Alice Mae C. Hardison, H.B. Cox, Kathaleen C. Freeman, Fred Cox and Gladys C. Brown.  (Hillside Funeral Home obituary posted February 16, 2007)

Kathleen Carrow Cox

CHOCOWINITY - Mrs. Kathleen Carrow (Mammy) Cox , 80, died Tuesday, October 28, 1997. Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) – October 30, 1997; pg. C5)

Kenneth Oscar Cox

Mr. Kenneth Oscar Cox, age 78, a resident of 1637 N. White Post Rd., Pinetown, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at his home.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, March 18, 2013 at Everett's Church of Christ and will be conducted by Dennis Davis, Kent Gurganus and Billy Ray Askew. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Douglas Boyd, Justin Boyd, Garrett Boyd, Jim Woolard, Ed Cherry, Jr. and Brandon Cherry will serve as pallbearers. Tommy Hale, Roger Winstead, Essudore Windley, Alexander Peartree, employees of 3-B Farms, and the elders and deacons of Everett's Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Cox was born in Beaufort County on June 18, 1934 to the late Tyna Oscar Cox and Lola Ray Waters Cox. On October 21, 1956 he married Ethel Rae "Bobbie" Boyd who survives. He attended Bath High School, farmed, and delivered fuel for FCX and F. Ray Moore Oil Company until 1999. Later he returned to full time farming with 3-B Farms until his retirement in 2011. Mr. Cox was a member of and served as an elder for Everett's Church of Christ where he was fondly known as the "candy man" and was a member of the Woodmen of the World.  Survivors include his wife, Ethel "Bobbie" Boyd Cox of the home, three daughters, Jennifer Cox Bunn and husband Billy Jr. of Bath, Kenya Cox Pallotta and husband Mike of Toronto, Canada, Amanda Cox Boyd and husband Todd of Pinetown, six grandchildren, Terence Wallace, Savannah Bunn, Alexa Brooks Asby and husband Josh, Austin Brooks and wife Paige, Michael Pallotta, Meredith Boyd, Dawson Boyd, three great grandchildren, Emerson Asby, Paisley Asby, Easton Brooks, one sister, Froceine Cherry and husband Ed, sister-in-law, Sue B. Waters, very special friend, Virginia Everett and many nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until funeral hour prior to the service at Everett's Church of Christ and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Cox family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Larry Gene Cox

Larry Gene Cox, 73, of Washington, NC, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, with Pastor Scott Setzer officiating.  Larry was born July 2, 1939 in Beaufort County to the late Charlie Robert and Ruby Leigh Latham Cox. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He worked in the grocery business most of his life. The last was Piggly Wiggly of Washington, NC where he worked in the produce department. Larry graduated from Washington High School and served in the NC National Guard as a medic. He was an avid collector of coins, bottles and other antiques. He enjoyed growing plants, raising farm animals and helping older people with their yard and home maintenance as long as he was able. Larry was a member of Second Baptist Church of Washington where he served as an usher, belonged to the couples’ class and participated in other activities in the church.  He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Christine Hatcher Cox, of the home, his children, Teresa Cox Mayle (Michael) of Roanoke Rapids, NC; Corinna Cox of Bath, NC; SFC Timothy Joel Cox (Sherry) of Clarksville, TN; and Melissa C. Warren of Bath, NC; a stepson, Benjamin Boone of Washington, NC; brother, Mike Cox (Marie) of Washington, NC; grandchildren, Dawn Riffle Harper (Michael), Karlee Squires, and Casey Squires of Bath, NC; Shana Cox of Washington, Tevin Jackson, Raven Warren, Calin Warren of Bath, R. Adam Tetterton of Raleigh, NC, Jacee Cox of Clarksville, TN and Sabrina Boone of Elizabeth City; step-grandchildren, Ryan Hester of Washington and Charlene Davis Passot (Jeff) of New Bern, NC. There are 4 step-great grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He had a special relationship with step-great grandchild Susan Nicole Hester of New Bern, NC and a special dog, Baby Girl.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepdaughter, Susan Jean Boone.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Cox family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Laura Jean Poole Cox

Mrs. Laura Jean Poole Cox, age 53, a resident of 245 South 5th Street, Aurora, NC died Saturday May 24, 2008 at the Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, NC.  A graveside memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday May 28, 2008 at South Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery of Aurora. The service will be officiated by Rev. Phillip Lewis.  Mrs. Cox was born in Norfolk, VA on November 3, 1954 daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred Smith Poole. She was a former credit manager with Helig Myers Furniture Store in Aurora and most recently worked with Moen Company in New Bern until her health forced her retirement. Mrs. Cox married Carroll Glenn Cox on January 25, 1995. She was a former Emergency Medical Technician with the Aurora Volunteer Rescue Squad and was a member of the Catholic faith.  Surviving along with Mrs. Cox’s husband Carroll of the home is three sons: Johnny Williams of Minnesota, Scottie Williams of Virginia and Brian Williams of Kentucky; two sisters: Nancy “Katy” Myers of Florida and Linda Matthews of Virginia; a brother: David Poole of Virginia and six grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of Terry Cox located at 50 Vinegar Hill Road, Aurora, NC.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Cox family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, May 27, 2008)

Linwood Eugene Cox

Mr. Linwood Eugene “Gene” Cox, 74, a resident of 3182 Cherry Run Road, Washington, N.C., died Thursday, October 27, 2011 at University Health Systems-Beaufort Hospital.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Mr. Cox was born in Pitt County on March 18, 1937 to the late Herman Hugh Cox and Lossie Leggett Cox. He had served in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Mr. Cox was retired from National Spinning Company with over thirty years of service. He also worked as a driver for the Dr. Pepper plant. On August 30, 1957, he married the former Betty Louise Tetterton, who survives.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Cox is survived by his children; Billy Eugene Cox and Sherry Ann Cox Bostic both of Washington, N.C. , and Timothy Cox and wife Gail of New Bern, N.C., a brother; Floyd Douglas Cox of Washington, N.C. and a step grandson; Stephan Charles Cable, Jr. of New Bern, N.C.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Cox is preceded in death by two brothers; Ray Cox and Dallas Cox and two sisters; Evelyn Garrett C. Lyons and Valdene C. Hales.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Cox family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Luther Wayne Cox

Luther Wayne Cox, 66, a resident 1588 Vinegar Hill Road, Aurora, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church located at 462 Tunstall Swamp Road, Aurora.  Arrangements are by Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, December 28, 2011)

Margaret J. Cox

Margaret J. Cox, a retired bookkeeper for Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, died of leukemia Sept. 23 at her home. She was 74. Mrs. Cox was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and lived in New Orleans for 15 years. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Cox Carpenter and Laura Louise Cox; three grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. at Vencor Hospital, 3601 Coliseum St. Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) - ) October 8, 1999; pg. B4)

Marjorie Tetterton Cox

Mrs. Marjorie Tetterton Cox, 63, of 20 Styons Road, Plymouth, died Monday, June 19, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A private memorial service will be held for family and invited guests.  Mrs. Cox was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 25, 1942. She was the daughter of the late William T. Tetterton, Jr. and Olivia Bell Tetterton. On Sept. 29, 1962, she married Merton Cox Jr., who survives. She was a homemaker and an employee of the Plymouth Garment Company for several years.  Survivors include one daughter, Pamela C. Sugg of Winterville; one son, Merton Cox, III of St. Augustine, Fla.; two sisters, Barbara T. Ketchum of Chesapeake, Va., and Terry T. Wemer of Norfolk, Va.; and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Marcia T. Jordan and one brother, William T. Tetterton, III.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, June 21, 2006)

Maxie Earl Cox

Maxie Earl “Bud” Cox, 76, of Kinston, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at University Health Systems Inpatient Hospice, Greenville, after a short, courageous battle with cancer. Born in Beaufort County on Dec. 3, 1935, he was the son of the late Jarvis Joyner Cox and Nellie Edwards Cox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother.  Bud served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Rochester for five years, often deployed overseas. He was employed with the City of Kinston as Superintendent of Public Utilities, Electric Operation, for 32 years. After retirement, he was associated with E & R Electric for eight years. He was a member of Kinston First Pentecostal Holiness Church for over 40 years; a member of VFW Post #2771; American Legion Post #0504; and the USS Rochester Association. His favorite pastime was being with his family.  Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty Harrington Cox of the home; daughter, Sonya Cox Wells and husband Glenn of Snow Hill; son, Steven Earl Cox of Kinston; grandchildren, Krista Rae Alphin and Hunter Dawson Wells; step-grandchildren, Anna Marie Wiggins and Brandon Lee Wiggins; step-great-granddaughter, Brandy Marie Bullock; and sisters, Nancy Cox Riggleman and husband Fred of Inwood, W.Va., Peggy Cox Turniquist and husband Nelson of Walpole, Mass., Mary Cox Hite and husband Allen of Keyser, W.Va., and Barbara Cox Prillman and husband David of Front Royal, Va.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. tonight at Kinston First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Funeral services will follow visitation, beginning at 7 p.m. with pastor Brian Rogers and the Rev. Willis Pearson officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pinelawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Forehand officiating.  Arrangements are by Howard-Carter Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, January 10, 2012)

Michele L. Cox

Michele L. Cox, 9, Feb. 12. Funeral 11 a.m., Thursday, Chapel of Hills Funeral Service. Burial, Wesley Cemetery, Chocowinity. Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) –February 14, 2001)

Milton Cox, Sr.

Mr. Milton “Mr. Buddy” Cox Sr., 83, of 471 Swindell Road, Pantego, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beaufort County Alumni Association building, Pantego, with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego.  Mr. Cox was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 8, 1925. He was the son of the late Mary Bell Dawson Cox and Ben Cox Sr. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He was a Navy veteran. On Jan. 4, 1958, he married Mary Irene Griffin Cox, who survives. He had been employed with the maintenance department with the Beaufort County Schools.  Survivors include three daughters, Annie Slade of Pantego, and Mildred Windley and Eva Lodge, both of Washington; two sons, Elvy Jones and Milton Cox Jr., both of Moss Point, Miss.; one sister, Goldring C. Satchell of Belhaven; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Myrtle Bell Cox Willoughby and two brothers, Ben Cox Jr. and Ernest Lee Cox.  The family will receive friends at the home.  The body will be placed in the alumni association building one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, January 10, 2009)

Patricia Eakes Cox

Ms. Patricia Eakes Cox, age 69, a resident of Rivertrace, Washington, NC passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at University Health Systems Beaufort Hospital. A graveside celebration of her life will be held Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Wesley Cemetery, Chocowinity, officiated by Pastor Steve Hill. A visitation will be Friday, October 14, 2011 from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 US Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC. The family will proceed in procession to the cemetery from Hillside Funeral Service following the visitation.  Ms. Cox was born on April 14, 1942 in Green County, daughter of the late William Arthur Eakes and Sally Creola Tripp Eakes. She was married to William David Cox, Sr. who proceeded her in death, November 7, 2002. Ms. Cox was a loving mother and homemaker and a member of West End Baptist Church.  She is survived by her sons, William Cox and wife Darlene of Chocowinity, and their daughters, Christina and Michele; James Cox and wife Linda of James City, and their daughters Jamie Lynn and Jennifer; Joseph Cox and wife Patricia of Washington, and daughter Ashley; and Robert Cox and wife Susan of Washington, and their sons Austin and Jacob; and her sister Joyce Eakes Gowers of Ayden.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Michele Lea Cox, three sisters and seven brothers.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Cox family.   (Hillside Funeral Service)

Rose Jordan Cox

Mrs. Rose Jordan Cox, age 89, a resident of 17 Wheat Patch Road, Belhaven died Tuesday March 16, 2010 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday March 18, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Craig Hagen and Rev. David Pooser. Burial will follow in St. Clairs Church of Christ Cemetery of Bath.  Mrs. Cox was born in Beaufort County on June 13, 1920 daughter of the late Plum and Tiny Keech Jordan. She was a graduate of Pantego High School and married John “Johnny” Marshall Cox, Sr. who preceded her in death on July 3, 1992. Mrs. Cox from 1965 until 1971 was a child nutritionist assistant with the Beaufort County Schools. Later she worked as a nurses aid at Pungo District Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of St. Clairs Church of Christ.  Mrs. Cox is survived by five grandchildren: John Marshall Cox, III of Pinetown, Melanie Miller of Greensboro, Don Cox of Belhaven, Gene West of Wilmington and Heather Bryant of Greenville; and seven great grandchildren: Maria Cox, Joshua Cox, Jordan West, Hannah Miller, Brianna Cox, Hunter Bryant and Carter Bryant. Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by two sons: John Marshall Cox, Jr. and Jerry Jordan Cox; a daughter: Sharon Cox West and a grandson: Jonathan West.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday March 17, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and at other times at the home of Mrs. Cox’s grandson Don Cox located at 17 Wheat Patch Road, Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Cox family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, March 17, 2010)

Velma Cayton Cox

Mrs. Velma C. Cox, age 79, of Chocowinity and a former resident of Edward was surrounded by loved ones as she went home to be with the Lord on Monday July 30, 2007.  A graveside funeral will be held 11:00 AM Thursday August 2, 2007 at Oakhaven Cemetery in Edward. Pastors Ray Webb, Stanley Jones and David Linton will officiate the service. Frankie Parker, Craig Godley and Tommy Cox will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Cox was born in Beaufort County on February 26, 1928, daughter of the late Jim R. Cayton, and the late Mary Moore Cayton. She was a 1945 graduate of the former Aurora High School and married Alton Bonner Cox who preceded her in death on November 25, 2002. Mrs. Cox retired from the US Postal Service as postmaster in Edward after twenty years of honorable service. She was a member of Edward Christian Church who had been attending the Vineyard Community Church in Chocowinity. Mrs. Cox will forever be remembered for her generosity, kindness and Christian love that she gave to so many during her life.  Mrs. Cox is survived by a daughter: Ruth Ann Cox of the home; two grandchildren: Clarissa Cox and Tommy Parker both of Chocowinity; one great grandson: Logan Dunn and a sister: Susie Cargin of Edward. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Verna Stilley and Doris Womble and two brothers: James Cayton and Leon Cayton.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday August 1, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home located at 747 US Hwy 33 West, Chocowinity, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Cox family.   (Paul Funeral Home obituary - Thursday, August 2, 2007)

William Benjamin Cox, Jr.

William Benjamin “WB” Cox Jr., age 76, a resident of 2610 W. 5th St. Washington, died Thursday November 15, 2007.  Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2007 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be conducted by Pastor Ken Cash and Doug Gurkin. Sammy Corey III, Ralph “Bud” Respess, Hardy Ray Corey Jr., Troy Woolard, Michael Cox and Leslie Jordan will serve as pallbearers. Donald Woolard, Jimmie Perry, Elwood Ingalls and Walt Swain will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Cox was born in Beaufort Co. on October 3, 1931 son of the late William Benjamin Cox Sr. and Zadie Sheppard Cox. On December 27, 1952 he married the former Marie Corey who survives. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Washington. In 2002, he retired from the United States Postal Service with 32 years of service.  Survivors include his wife Marie of the home, one son, William Benjamin “BB” Cox, III and his wife Carolyn of Plymouth, two granddaughters, Lyndsi D. Cox and Amanda Elizabeth McClees, three sisters, Naomi C. Boyd of Pinetown, Dorothy C. Eborn of Mechanicsville, Va. and Geraldine C. Respess of Chocowinity, and his best friend, Donald Woolard and his wife Ann of Washington.  The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Cox family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, November 19, 2007)

William D. Cox, Sr.

William D. Cox, Sr., 64, Nov. 7. Graveside 11:30 a.m., today, Wesley Cemetery, Chocowinity. Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – November 9, 2002)

William Luther Cox

Mr. William Luther Cox, age 87, formerly of Aurora, Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at South Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Aurora, conducted by Rev. Phillip Lewis and Rev. Terry Lewis. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.  Mr. Cox was born in the Ransomville community of Beaufort County on July 10, 1922. He worked as a commercial fisherman and retired as a welder with Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry Dock. Mr. Cox was a member of the Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Mr. Cox was married to the former Margaret Elizabeth Hopkins, who preceded him in death on October 17, 1983. He later married Bessie Cox, who also preceded him in death.  Survivors include five sons, Luther “Wayne” Cox, “Terry” Arnold Cox and Carroll Glenn Cox all of Aurora; Myron Kent Cox of Virginia Beach, VA and Gary Lee Cox of Chesapeake, VA.; half brother, Forest Cox of Ransomville; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents and his spouses, Mr. Cox was preceded in death by three sisters, Cora Mae Foster, Mollie Belle Harris, Katie Cox Carawan and two brothers, Johnnie Cox and H.L. Cox.  The family will receive friends at the home of his son, Terry Cox, 50 Vinegar Hill Road, Aurora.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Cox family.  (Paul Funeral Home)
 

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