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Aaron Gibbs

Mr. Aaron Gibbs, 74, of 663 Hancock St., Apt. 3, Brooklyn, N.Y., died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at St. John Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in White Oak Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Bath, with Elder Kirk T. Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 21, 1932. He was the son of the late Myrtle Rodgers Gibbs and Matthew Gibbs Sr. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. In 1954, he married Hersey Mann Gibbs, who survives. He worked as a delivery truck driver for Allwood and Stern Express Companies, Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a member of White Oak Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Bath.  Survivors include one daughter, Myrtle Gibbs of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one daughter-in-kind, Nancy Ballard of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five sisters, Isabell Jennette of Washington, Addie Fulcher, Maggie McBride and Annie Riddick, all of Bath, and Audrey Riddick of Pantego; two brothers, Samuel Gibbs of Greenville, and Fredrick A. Gibbs of Germany; and one grandchild.  He was preceded in death by one son, Donnie Gibbs and four brothers, William Gibbs, Matthew Gibbs Jr., Larry Gibbs and Alford Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Annie Riddick, 668 Bayview Road, Bath.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, October 2, 2007)

 Alice Gray Adams Gibbs

Mrs. Alice Gray Adams Gibbs, age 69, a resident of 266 Hubs Rec Road, Belhaven, died Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  Graveside services were held 1:00 pm Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Belhaven Community Cemetery in Belhaven, conducted by Linwood Adams.  The following will serve as honorary pallbearers: Bonner Adams, Ricky Adams, Steven Adams, Ottis Ray Hudnell, Edward Gray Ward, and Fountain Lee Adams.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Beaufort County on August 8, 1940. She was the daughter of the late James Stafford Adams and Annie Mae Jarvis Adams. Mrs. Gibbs worked for many years as a seamstress at the Belhaven Sewing Factory. Later, she worked as manager of the Washington Gas House. Mrs. Adams was a member of the New Hope Church of Christ.  On October 12, 1970, she married David Harold Gibbs, who preceded her in death, August 14, 1988.  Survivors include two sons, David Todd Gibbs and Derek Shawn Gibbs both of Pinetown; three grandchildren, Nikki, Megan and Kira Gibbs; and a nephew, Steven Adams of Morehead City.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by five brothers, Linwood, Adams, Stafford Adams, Jr., Durwood Adams, Carlyle Adams and Fountain Adams and three sisters, Sue Carraway, Dorothy Keeter and Ada A. Watson.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Gibbs family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, December 26, 2009)

Bobbie Dean Gibbs

SWAN QUARTER - Bobbie Dean GIBBS, 61, of Swan Quarter, died early Friday, August 16, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Born in Beaufort County on June 15, 1935, he was the son of Mary Florence O'Neal Gibbs and the late Frank Gibbs. He worked for many years with Mayo Real Estate and Building Contractors prior to his retirement in 1994 as a carpenter. Surviving are his mother, Mary Florence O'Neal Gibbs of Swan Quarter; four brothers: Richard Eugene Gibbs, Archie Lee Gibbs, Elbert Lewis Gibbs, all of Swan Quarter, and Joseph Allen Gibbs of Huntington, Md.; a sister, Mary Louise G. Rivas of Alto, New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 19, at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Sunday, August 18, 1996; pg. 14A)

Eugenia Passailaigue Gibbs

Mrs. Eugenia Passailaigue Gibbs, 81, a resident of 222 Village Circle, Washington, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery with Mike Huppmann officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Fran Brundage, 726 West 2nd Street, Washington.  Mrs. Gibbs was born March 28, 1927 in Sumter, SC, but spent most of her younger life in Charleston, SC.  She was the daughter of the late Carrie Rose Passailaigue and John Louis Passailaigue.  She was a retired admitting clerk at various hospitals around the country.  She was also associated with the Beaufort County Economic Resources Commission, Pamlico Animal Hospital and Options to Domestic Violence.  She is survived by her daughters, Fran Rumley Brundage and husband, Jeff of  Washington, NC, and Dorothy B. Stein and husband, Howard of Oakland, CA; her sister, Dorothy Miller of Charleston, SC; her grandsons, Dr. Jeff Rumley, Lee Rumley and wife, Victoria, Gary Rumley and fiancé, Laurel Bone, and granddaughter Pasha Durant; great-grandchildren, Davis Lane Rumley, Will Rumley and Isabella Rumley; niece, Susan Martin of Charleston, SC; nephew, Michael Miller of Huntington Beach, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Rev. Louis Passailaigue and Francis S. Passailaigue.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, October 21, 2008)

Floyd E. Gibbs, Sr.
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Sept. 10, 1981; pg. 11A

Floyd E. Gibbs, III

Mr. Floyd E. Gibbs, III, age 53, a resident of Clara Manor, Washington, NC, died Friday, November 2, 2012. The family will receive friends Monday, November 5, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Japan on February 10, 1959 son of the late Floyd E. Gibbs, Jr. and Gloria Entwistle Gibbs. He was the parts manager for Park Boat Company where he worked for twenty years. Mr. Gibbs was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. He served his country in the US Air Force.  Mr. Gibbs is survived by his sister, Patricia Gibbs Woolard and husband Marty R. Woolard of Washington, his niece, Amanda W. Crockrell and great niece, Caitlyn R. Crockrell.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Jo Ann Gibbs.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Frances Jeanette Gibbs

Frances “Nanu” Jeanette Gibbs, 75, lost her struggle with Alzheimer’s Friday, June 8, 2012, in Bon Air, Va., surrounded by family.  Born in Bath, N.C., Frances was a mother of three children and a grandmother to eight. Frances is survived by her husband, Haywood P. Gibbs; daughter, English Hewitt and husband, John of Richmond, Va., their two children, Kaila and Ryder; son, Tom Gibbs and wife, Ann of Winston-Salem, N.C., their two children, Mackenzie and Jordan; and son, Philip Gibbs and wife, Meri of Annapolis, their four children, JoAnna, Eli, Joshua and Mathilde. She is also survived by sisters, Louise Fisher, Mary Jane Vanderburg, Joyce Coward; and brothers, Ernest Gurkins, Doug Gurkins, James Ed Gurkins.  Well-known as a grandmother to all in her neighborhood for several decades, Nanu loved all children. She was known to demonstrate her love for children in so many ways, handmade clothing, meals, toys and lots of smiles.  A celebration of her life will take place at the First United Methodist Church at 304 W. Second Street, Washington, NC 27889 on Saturday, June 16. Family will receive visitors at 3 p.m., followed by a service at 4 p.m.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, June 14, 2012)

George T. Gibbs

BELHAVEN - George T. Gibbs died Saturday night here after a long illness.  He was 77 years old.  Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the West Belhaven Church of Christ with the Rev. Pernell Gallop officiating.  Burial followed in the Odd Fellows cemetery.  Mr. Gibbs was the son of the late Milton and Mary Spencer Gibbs.  His wife Mrs. Mary B. Gibbs died several years ago.  Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.  Mr. Gibbs was a member of the West Belhaven Church of Christ.  (unknown newspaper but handwritten date 1952)  Kindly submitted by Ruth Pugh Parks.

Hubert Lee Gibbs, Sr.

Mr. Hubert Lee Gibbs Sr., 78, a resident of Britthaven of Washington and formerly of Chocowinity, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at Britthaven. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church. A walk-in viewing will be held today from 1 to 6 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington. The family will receive friends at the home, 4826 Old Blounts Creek Road, Chocowinity. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, March 25, 2010)

James Earl Gibbs, Sr.

Mr. James Earl Gibbs Sr., formerly of Bath, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at the home of his brother, Melvin Gibbs, 1710 Wainwright Road, Jamesville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Delight Church of Christ Church with Elder Redden Leggett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Gibbs was born July 11, 1954, the son of the late Eulouse and Gaynel Satchel Gibbs. He attended the Beaufort County Schools.  Survivors include one daughter, Lela Spencer of Wilmington; three sons, James Gibbs Jr., Christopher Gibbs and Jonathan Gibbs, all of Chocowinity; one sister, Hallie G. Whitfield of Bath; three brothers, Kenneth Satchel of Baltimore, Md., Melvin Gibbs of Jamesville, and Donald Gibbs of Windsor; and three grandchildren.  The body may be viewed today from 2-6 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington. The family will receive friends at the home of his brother, Melvin Gibbs, 1710 Wainwright Road, Jamesville.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, December 15, 2006)

John H. Gibbs

Mr. John H. Gibbs, age 42, of Italy, died Thursday, April 29, 2008.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Beaufort County on May 15, 1965, to Jesse H. Gibbs and the late Norma Jean Gibbs.  Survivors include his father, Jesse H. Gibbs of Fayetteville, and one brother, James H. Gibbs of Orlando, Fla.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gibbs family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, May 4, 2008)

Johnny Gibbs, Jr.

Hospital Corpsman Chief Petty Officer Johnny Gibbs, Jr., of the United States Navy, 41, of 21 Threadleaf Terrace, Burlington, New Jersey, died Sunday April 22, 2007, at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Maryland.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday April 28, 2007 in Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Rev. David Ollison will preside over the ceremony and the eulogy will be delivered by Rev. Guylester Harding Jr. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Johnny Gibbs, Jr. was born July 23, 1965 in Washington, NC, to Johnny and Janice Harding Gibbs.  In 1983, Gibbs graduated from Washington High School in Washington, NC. After high school he served actively in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. He received an associate degree at Pitt Community College in Greenville, NC, and later completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Diagnostic Imaging with a concentration in Administration at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.  With a total of twenty four years of dutiful service, both active and reserve, Hospital Corpsman Chief Petty Officer Johnny Gibbs continued to serve our country until his departure. During his service, he carried the torch as unit training officer and as unit career counselor. He was mobilized for Operation Desert Storm and for Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle. He balanced his military career as a civilian by serving as a Clinical Research Manager for GE Healthcare in Princeton, New Jersey, where he coordinated clinical trials domestically and internationally.  Gibbs was a member of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church, a member of the Fraternal Order of Masons, and was involved in local and global humanitarian efforts.  Johnny Gibbs, Jr. leaves a loving family to cherish his memory: his parents, Johnny and Janice Harding Gibbs of Harding’s Village in Washington, NC; one brother, Reginald Gibbs of Greensboro, NC; and a host of family and friends.  The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, Johnny and Janice Harding Gibbs of Harding’s Village, 4664 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 Bonner Street, Washington, NC.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, April 28, 2007)

Lockhart Gibbs
(The New Bern Weekly Journal (New Bern, NC) - Sept. 26, 1902; pg. 3 - Digital image taken by David A. French from microfilm)

Marie Johnson Gibbs

Evangelist Marie Johnson Gibbs, 86, resident of 1002 Pierce St., Washington, N.C. died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at John Randolph Medical Center, Hopewell, Va.  A funeral will be conducted Wednesday 11 a.m. at Davenport’s Temple Church of God in Christ with Bishop Leroy Jackson Woolard, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Evangelist Gibbs was born in Nash County on Feb. 7, 1920 to the late Samuel and Maggie Ricks Johnson. She was educated in the Nash County school system. She was affiliated with the Tar River Church then later with her husband at Cedar Grove Holiness Church where she served faithfully as an evangelist, president of the Missionary Board, musician and in several auxiliaries. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bishop Thomas H. Gibbs Sr. two sons, Thomas H. Gibbs Jr. and Danney Gibbs, a daughter, Irene Epps, her siblings, William Johnson and James Johnson, and her dear friend, Missionary Sarah Newkirk.  Survivors are: her children: Bishop Robert Gibbs (Regina) of Spring Hope, N.C.; Sylvester Howard (Janice) of Jacksonville, N.C. Clifton Gibbs (Martha) of Chocowinity, N.C. Elder Dollie Baker (Elder Raymond Baker) of Chester, VA. Dorothy G. Elliot and Patricia Gibbs-Cosely both of Petersburg, Va.; daughter-in-law: Sarah M. Gibbs of Bridgeport, CT; two sisters: Lydia Johnson and Phoebe Johnson both of Rocky Mount; three brothers: Robert Johnson, Samuel Johnson and Stephen Johnson (Debra) all of Rocky Mount; two sisters-in-law: Mildred Johnson of Carrollton, Va. Geneva Buck of Washington; 27 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren several nieces nephews and a devoted caregiver, Debra Knight of Petersburg, Va.  A walk-in visitation has been scheduled for Tuesday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Whitfield & Whitley Chapel. Arrangements by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, November 14, 2006)

Mary Elizabeth Harris Gibbs

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Harris Gibbs, age 95, a resident of 403 East 8th Street, Washington, died Monday, May 25, 2009 at her home.  A graveside service will be held 3:00 pm Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Dr. Jimmy Moore. The family will receive friends at the home from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday.  Mrs. Gibbs was born in Halifax County on June 2, 1913. She was the daughter of the late John Marvin and Hetty Knox Harris. Mrs. Gibbs graduated from Townsville High School in Vance County and East Carolina College, where she earned a Master’s Degree in elementary education. She taught school in North Carolina for 34 years—six years in the Vance, Craven, Wilson and Pitt County Schools—and 28 years in the Beaufort County Schools, retiring in 1975.  Mrs. Gibbs was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Washington where she was a member of church group #4. She served for 15 years on the Brown Library Board of Trustees. Mrs. Gibbs served two terms as President of the Friends of Brown Library. She was a member and past president of the Washington Woman’s Club. Mrs. Gibbs was also a member of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and the E.C.U. Alumni Association.  On September 20, 1936, she married Hallet A. Gibbs, who preceded her death, February 1, 1998.  Mrs. Gibbs is survived by her son, Hal Gibbs and his wife, Ruth of Greenville; grandson, Benjamin Gibbs and his wife, Dawn of Winterville; step-grandson, Sgt. First Class Anthony L. Mann and his wife, Bridget Conway Mann of Coraopolis, PA; two great-grandsons, Landon Augustus Gibbs and Kyle Joseph Mann; and two great-granddaughters, McKenzie Elizabeth Gibbs and Saorise Marie Mann.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in death by a sister in law, Pauline Gibbs Mason.  Mrs. Gibbs family would like to thank her special friends, Joyce Gay and Frankie and Viva Watson, for being with her at the end.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gibbs family.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, May 27, 2009)

Mary Emily Gibbs

Mrs. Mary Emily Gibbs of 312 Gladden St., Washington, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Mt. Hebron Disciples of Christ Church with Elder Jerome Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Gibbs was born Oct. 29, 1919, the daughter of Zebulon Vance Thorne and Lovenia Roberson. She was married to Edward Gibbs, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Mt. Hebron Disciples of Christ Church.  Survivors include two grandchildren and one brother, George Thorne.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Marie Gray; four sisters, Mary Douglas, Alice Thorne Solomon, Bertha Thorne and Hattie Slade and one brother, the Rev. Vance Thorne.  The family will receive friends today from 6-7 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, July 21, 2007)

Melvin Grey Gibbs

Mr. Melvin Grey Gibbs, age 75, a resident of 644 East Main Street, Belhaven died Thursday December 30, 2010 at University Health Care Hospice.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday January 1, 2011 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home located at 644 East Main Street, Belhaven.  Complete arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to be serving the Gibbs Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Robert Lee Gibbs

Robert Lee Gibbs of the 2600 block of Yale Court, a retired maintenance worker, died March 7, 1993, in his residence.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and was retired from the Harvard Apartments. He was the widower of Isnora Gibbs.  Survivors include three sisters, Marie Blackwell of Chesapeake, Hattie Wallace of Boston and Rhader Morris of Manteo, N.C.; and four brothers, the Rev. James Gibbs of Bath, N.C., Edward Gibbs of Washington, N.C., Charlie Gibbs of Allendale, S.C., and James Gibbs of Brooklyn, N.Y.  A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hale Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – March 9, 1993; pg. D2)

Samuel Morning Gibbs

Mr. Samuel Morning Gibbs, 78, resident of Britthaven of Washington, died Friday, August 15, 2008 at Britthaven.  A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Mount Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Elder Jerome Thompson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Beaufort County on July 6, 1929 to the late John Gibbs and Idalia Rogers. He was employed as a custodian for Beaufort County Schools for 27 years prior to retirement. He was a member of Mount Hebron Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cotee Johnson Gibbs; two sisters and three brothers.  Survivors are: one step daughter, Doris Diane Williams (Ike) of Washington; three step grandchildren; two devoted nieces, Hallie G. Whitfield (Jerry) of Bath and Betty Mabery (Joe) of Greenville; one sister, Lina Brown (Elder Elnaam Brown) of Washington.  A walk in visitation will be conducted today 1-8 p.m. at the chapel.  The family will receive friends at the home of Hallie and Jerry Whitfield, 7329 East Highway 92, Bath.  Arrangements by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, August 19, 2008)

William Gibbs, Jr.

Mr. William “Jr. Gibbs” Gibbs Jr., 80, a resident of Britthaven of Washington, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Beaufort County on July 27, 1927. He was the son of the late William Gibbs Sr. and Mary C. Ward Gibbs.  Survivors include one daughter, Velma G. Whitehurst of Williamston; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of his niece, Alice King, 122 E. Ninth St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, September 13, 2007)

Zachariah Gibbs

Mr. Zachariah Gibbs, 84, a resident of Cross Creek Nursing Home, Swan Quarter, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Reddick Baptist Church, Belhaven, with the Rev. James Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery, Belhaven.  Mr. Gibbs was born Aug. 12, 1921, in Beaufort County. He was the son of the late Luther and Lemon Gray Gibbs. He attended public schools in Beaufort County. He was a retired truck driver, who drove for local seafood companies. He was an Army veteran.  Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Crowder of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sons, Phillip Ebron of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Hilton Gibbs of Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, August 7, 2006)

Albert Edgar Gibson, Jr.

Mr. Albert Edgar “Ed” Gibson, Jr., age 88, a resident of 108 North Reed Drive, Washington, NC died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Wilson Medical Center, Wilson, NC.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church of Washington with Rev. Darryl Evans and Rev. Stewart LaNeave officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Lawrence Ward, Jay Martin, Dick Roy, Dick Paul, James Phillips and Phil Lewis will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Gibson was born in Edison, Georgia on July 14, 1922 son of the late Albert Edgar Gibson, Sr. and Martha Tweety Brockington Gibson. He was a 1943 graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in chemical engineering. On August 24, 1943 he married Mary Virginia Council Gibson, who preceded him in death on December 14, 2008. Mr. Gibson was very involved in his church and community. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington where he served as an elder and where he also helped lead musical meditations before the morning worship service. Mr. Gibson had served multiple terms on the Washington City Council. He was a member of the Down East Seniors. He worked as a chemical engineer for many years at Texasgulf (now PotashCorp of America).  Mr. Gibson is survived by three children: Ed Gibson, III and wife Lynne of Huntersville, NC, Stuart Ann Gibson of Wilson, NC and Lesley Lynn Shaneyfelt and husband Allen of Wilson, NC, two grandchildren; James and Lindsay Shaneyfelt of Wilson, NC; three step grandchildren; Laura Glover and Justin Glover both of Cincinnati, OH and Mathew Glover of Huntersville, NC., two step great-grandchildren; Jorden and Samantha Glover both of Cincinnati, OH, and a sister; Jo Lehnberg of Wilmington, NC.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Gibson is preceded in death by a brother, James Gibson and a sister, Alberta Katkaveck.  The family will receive friends on Monday, May 2, 2011 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Gibson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mark Gibson

Mark Gibson, 70, of the 400 block of Crescent Drive, died Dec. 22, 1993, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Mr. Gibson was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and was the son of the late Virgil M. and Mattie May Swindell Gibson. He was a retired Class A Millwright from the Maintenance department of Union Camp Corporation after 36 years of service. Mr. Gibson was a member of Franklin Baptist Church and the Bronco Rod and Gun Club.  Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Dupree Gibson; two daughters, Peggy G. Stephenson of Franklin and Loretta G. Barber of Oxnard, Calif.; one son, Joseph R. Gibson of Richmond; one sister, Elsie G. Lindley of Greenville, Tenn. Mr. Gibson was predeceased by one son, Virgil Mark Gibson; nine grandchildren, Kim S. Taylor, Herman Scott Stephenson III, Joseph Mark Stephenson, Melissa R. Stephenson, William Samuel DeLucia, Amy Elizabeth Barber, John H. Barber III, Kate Cenname Gibson, Joseph Cenname Gibson; three great-grandchildren, Gerald Blake Taylor III, Kelley Elizabeth Taylor and Kristen Nicole Stephenson.  A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Poplar Spring Cemetery by Dr. Roy DeBrand and Rev. Sharon James. The family will receive friends at Wright Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – December 23, 1993; pg. D5)

 Virginia Council Gibson

Mrs. Virginia Council Gibson, age 88, a resident of 108 N. Reed Drive, Washington died Sunday morning December 14, 2008 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday December 16, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington and were conducted by Rev. Darryl Evans. Burial followed in Oakdale Cemetery. Lawrence Ward, Dr. Frank Stallings, Phil Lewis, Kim Nicholls, Dick Roy and Bobby Roberson served as pallbearers.  Mrs. Gibson was born in Wake County on June 27, 1920, to the late Thomas Claude Council and the late Mattie Harward Council. She was a graduate of Broughton High School in Raleigh and a 1940 graduate of Meredith College where she received a degree in music. On August 24, 1943, she married Ed Gibson, Jr. who survives. Mrs. Gibson was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Washington. She served as choir director, organist and sang in the choir. She was called upon by many other local congregations to fill in as their organist or pianist. For over 35 years, Mrs. Gibson taught piano to many students in the Washington and surrounding areas.  In addition to her husband, Ed Gibson, Jr. of the home, she is survived by her son, Ed Gibson, III of Huntersville, NC, her daughters, Stuart Gibson of Wilson, Lesley Gibson Shaneyfelt of Wilson, her daughter in law; Marianne Gibson of Wadsworth, Ohio; her son in law Allen Shaneyfelt of Wilson and her two grandchildren, James and Lindsay Shaneyfelt. Mrs. Gibson is preceded in death by her brothers, T.C. Council and Robert Council and her sister, Sallie Council Lee.  The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home, 108 N. Reed Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gibson Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, December 17, 2008)

Shirley Pinkham Gilfix

Shirley Pinkham Gilfix, 55, 204 Rose Drive, Cocoa Beach, died Tuesday. Born in Washington, N.C., she moved to Cocoa Beach from Annapolis, Md., in 1978. She was an executive secretary for American Airlines. She was a member of Cocoa Beach Community Church. Survivors: sons, Thomas, James, both of Cocoa Beach; sister, Frances Whitehead, Washington. Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, Cocoa Beach.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – August 10, 1990; pg. B5)

James Birch Gilgo

Mr. James Birch Gilgo, age 85, a resident of Washington, departed this life Friday, March 4, 2011 at his home.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Monday, March 7, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Derik Davis and Mike Huppmann. Laverne Mayo, Cecil Leggett, Kip Gilgo, Johnnie Rose, Phil Howard and Brian Edwards will serve as pallbearers. Jim Noonan and Lawrence Watson will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Gilgo was the son of the late James Monroe Gilgo and Lucy Marie Oglesby Gilgo. He was born and raised in Carteret County, later moving to Washington where he spent the remainder of his life. In 1945 he married Margaret J. Taylor who preceded him in death in 2004.  Mr. Gilgo spent many years as the First Mate on the tug boat Dauntless, traveling up and down the Eastern Seaboard. He took great pride in telling his stories especially his story about docking the Queen Mary into New York Harbor. Later Mr. Gilgo joined the Washington Police Department where he retired as Chief of Police after thirty years of service. He was an avid fisherman, who loved boating with his family and in the later years he enjoyed Nascar and feeding his backyard birds and squirrels. He never left home without his canine companion “Nick”.  He is survived by three by three daughters, Joy Brewer and husband Wayne of Greensboro, Sharyn Schmitt and husband Herb of Washington, Cindy McGowan and husband Gary of Washington; six grandchildren, Gary Brewer of Greensboro, Kurt Schmitt of Washington, Gretchen Holla and Greg McGowan of Greenville, Scotty McGowan of Raleigh, Erin Daw of Winterville; eleven great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Mr. Gilgo’s family would like to thank Community Hospice, especially, Scarlett Langley and Mike Huppmann, also his caregiver, Jackie Jones for her love and support. The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington. Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Gilgo family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Irene Gill

Irene Gill of Patterson (Putnam Lake) died Friday, Dec. 31, at her home. She was 95.  Mrs. Gill was born May 16, 1904, in Belhaven, North Carolina, to the late Dameron B. and Sally Ann (Bishop) White. After graduating high school, she attended the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg, VA. She married John Gill Sr. in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 10, 1938, and then settled in Queens, N.Y., before moving to Putnam Lake in 1948. Her husband John predeceased her in 1961.  Mrs. Gill was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brewster, the Putnam County Retired Teachers Association and the United Methodist Women.  Mrs. Gill taught at Green Chimneys School for 14 1/2 years before retiring in 1969.  She is survived by her son, John Jr., of Putnam Lake.  A service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Brewster.  Friends may call at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Lake, Brewster, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Interment will be in St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery.  (The News-Times (Danbury, CT) – January 2, 2000)

James Leslie Gillikin

Mr. James Leslie “Jimmie” Gillikin, age 81, a resident of 5174 Dixon Rd., Grimesland, died Monday, December 1, 2008 at Pitt Co. Memorial Hospital.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Pastor Phillip Boykin.  Mr. Gillikin was born in Craven Co. on March 21, 1927 to the late Luther E. and Mary Elizabeth Parker Gillikin. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a member of the DAV and American Legion.  He is survived by one sister, Lu Russell of Beaufort and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12:30pm until 1:30pm Thursday prior to the service at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gillikin family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, December 3, 2008)

Joyce Booth Gillins

Mrs. Joyce Booth Gillins, 57, of 90 Elm St., Montclair, N.J., and formerly of Beaufort County, died Monday, April 2, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Mt. Calvary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Acre Station community, Plymouth, with Elder Earl Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington. Mrs. Gillins was born in Beaufort County on April 26, 1949. She was the daughter of Beatrice Woolard Booth and the late Earmon Linwood Booth. She attended the Beaufort County Schools and graduated from Montclair High School, Montclair, N.J. She was employed with the Montclair Public Schools in Montclair, N.J. She was married to Henry C. Porter Sr., who survives. She had attended Mt. Calvary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Acre Station, while in North Carolina.  Survivors include one daughter, Angela Gillins of Montclair, N.J.; three sons, Anthony Gillins of California, Hank Porter Jr. of Clearwater, Fla., and John Gillins of Montclair, N.J.; four sisters, Devora Francis and Anna Moore, both of Newark, N.J., Glencia Whitney of Acre Station, and Melinda Linton of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four brothers, Earmon Linwood Booth Sr. and Tommy Booth, both of Newark, N.J., Sammy Booth of Yeatesville, and John Myers Booth of Acre Station; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Diane Credle and one brother, Cleon Booth.  The family will receive friends at the home of her mother, 17344 N.C. Highway 32, Acre Station community, Plymouth.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 6, 2007)

Eschol Kermitt Ginn

Mr. Eschol "Kermitt" Ginn, age 74, a resident of Hunters Glenn, Washington, NC, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center. A celebration of his life with military honors will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 3:30 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, officiated by Pastor Phillip Jethro. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Clyde Alligood, Johnny Howell, Jerry Kirkedahl, Jerry Medlin, Scott Modlin and Carl Tetterton, Jr. will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home.  "Kermitt" was born in Wayne County on September 1, 1938 son of the late Eschol D. and Hattie Strickland Ginn. He formerly owned an Exxon Service in Washington and later owned and operated Ginn's Seafood for 31 years. "Kermitt" served his country in the U. S. Air Force.  He is survived by his wife, Patsy Winders Ginn; his son, Lawrance Ginn and wife Brandy; his daughter, Angela Modlin and husband Shelly all of Washington; his grandchildren, Scott Modlin, Chelsea Carney, Brittany Kirkedahl, Christina Womble, Brooke Jefferson and Ethan Ginn; and his great grandchildren, Christopher Modlin, Cassidy Modlin, Dominick Kirkedahl and Jennifer "Aubree" Kirkedahl.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Ginn Carney, on June 21, 2007; two brothers, Jack Ginn and Lemuel Ginn; and two sisters, Joyce Menshew and Hope Newcomb.   (Hillside Funeral Service)

Patsy Winders Ginn

Mrs. Patsy Winders Ginn, age 72, a resident of Hunters Glen, Washington, NC, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at her home. Patsy was born in Wayne County on March 10, 1942 daughter of the late Aaron and Emily Benton Winders. She graduated from Nahunta High School and married Eschol "Kermitt" Ginn who preceded her in death on April 13, 2013. Patsy was a homemaker and also a partner in Ginn's Seafood. She loved working. Patsy attended Alligood Church of God and was a member of Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Freemont, NC.  Survivors include her daughter, Angela Modlin and husband Shelly; her son, Lawrence Ginn and wife Brandy all of Washington; her grandchildren, Scott Modlin, Chelsea Carney, Brittany Kirkedahl, Christina Ginn, Brooke Jefferson and Ethan Ginn; her great grandchildren, Christopher Modlin, Cassidy Modlin, Dominick Kirkedahl, Aubree Kirkedahl and Kaysenn Kirkedahl; and her sisters, Marie Sanderford of Leigh High Acres and Annette Howell of Pikeville, NC.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Ginn Carney, on June 21, 2007; and her brother, Sheriff Carey Aaron Winders.  A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, officiated by Pastor Phillip Jethro. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Scott Modlin, Johnny Howell, Clyde Alligood, Dewayne Asby, Allen Hardison and Shawn Cutler will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Irene Hodges Gladson

Irene Hodges Gladson, a resident of Chesapeake, Va., passed away peacefully on May 27, 2012, surrounded by her family after a long illness in her 90th year.  The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Irene, a native of Beaufort County, had made her home in the Tidewater area of Virginia for more than 50 years. She retired from London Fog and was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was predeceased by her parents, Thad and Pearlie Hodges of Chocowinity, as well as two brothers, Harry and Joe Hodges, and two sisters, Marjorie Arnold and Elizabeth Robinson.  She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Thomas Ervin Gladson; son, Tommy Gladson and wife Raelea of Portsmouth, Va.; daughter, Brenda Sivils and husband Buddy of Portsmouth, Va.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Mottley and husband Ryan of Chesapeake, Va., Amy Hetzler and husband Clark of Virginia Beach, Va., and Allan Sivils of Chesapeake, Va.; five great-grandchildren, Spencer and Morgan Mottley, Mayleigh Hetzler, Trent and Kate Sivils.; and a sister, Eleanor Bell of Chocowinity.  The family will receive friends to celebrate her life from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Greenville.  The family expresses its deepest appreciation to Dr. Kevin Wilson and Sentara Home Care & Hospice Services for all help and kindness as her health declined.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, May 29, 2012)

Allan Adale Glatthorn

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Dr. Allan Adale Glatthorn, 83, died at his home in Washington, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, after an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service.  The family will receive friends following the service at Hillside Funeral Service. Dr. Glatthorn will be remembered for his significant contributions to education, principally in the areas of supervision and curriculum development. Dr. Glatthorn was Professor Emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania from which he retired in 1987, as well as Professor Emeritus of East Carolina University from which he retired in 2003. Dr. Glatthorn was born and raised in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, graduating from Frankford High School and earning three degrees from Temple University. During World War II, he served in the United States Infantry, participating in the Battle of the Bulge, earning the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star. Dr. Glatthorn's entire public school career (24 years) was spent in Abington, Pa., where he was an English teacher and supervisor before becoming principal of the Abington High School. He was principal of that school during the 1960's when it won national recognition for its innovative programs and academic excellence. He left the principalship to found and direct two suburban alternative schools, Alternative East and Alternative West. Dr. Glatthorn joined the faculty at the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, becoming the Director of Teacher Education and later the Chairman of the Educational Leadership Department. He held post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University and the University of Chicago, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Portugal. In 1987, Dr. Glatthorn moved to North Carolina, where he was a Professor of Education, honored with the academic title of Distinguished Research Professor of Education and presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Research. On leave from ECU, Dr. Glatthorn served as the Acting Director of the School of Education, University of Alaska at Fairbanks (1992-1993). He was the author of thirty-six professional books in the fields of school leadership, curriculum and supervision and of forty textbooks in English language arts. He was generally considered one of the nation's foremost authorities in the fields of curriculum and teacher supervision. He consulted in these areas across the country as well as abroad where several of his books were translated into foreign languages. Dr. Glatthorn was a noted speaker and writer whose words provided leadership as well as inspiration. He strongly believed in the transformative power of education. All in all, he dedicated 59 years of his life to education. Among his professional honors and activities, Dr. Glatthorn served on the Curriculum Advisory Council, National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Board of Editors, Review of Education, the Task Force to Reform the High School, the National Council for the Humanities (a presidential appointment by Lyndon Johnson), and the Commission on the Humanities. Dr. Glatthorn was the son of Anna Girvin and Louis Glatthorn; he was one of nine children and is survived by his brother, Louis Glatthorn, and sister, Dorothy Egbert, both of Brattleboro, Vt.; his brothers, Ed, Fred, Bruce and Daniel Glatthorn preceded him in death as did his sisters, Anna Tucker and Lorna Farmer. In 1947, he married Ruth Kirk, who survives. In 1976, he married his wife of 31 years, Barbara Parpart Glatthorn. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his son, Dale Glatthorn of Aurora; and his daughters, Carolin Dotterer and her husband, William, of Charleston, S.C., Laura Vlasits and her husband, Chaz, of Philadelphia, Louise Mangels and her husband, Gerald, of Glenside, Pa. and Gwen Apple and her husband, Tony, of Washington, NC. Dr. Glatthorn is also survived by five grandchildren, Alexander Marchut and his wife, Sabrina ,of North Brunswick, N.J., Amber Marchut of Washington, D.C., Gregory Mangels of Philadelphia, Kirk Mangels of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Max Dotterer of Charleston, S.C.; and by a step-granddaughter, Brittany Apple of Washington. Dr. Glatthorn was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. Hillside Funeral Service of Washington, NC is serving the Glatthorn family.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] - Friday, September 7, 2007)

Margaret Mitchell Glenn

DURHAM - Margaret Mitchell Glenn, 88, of 242 Kingwood Rd., Reidsville, died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at Anne Penn Hospital, Reidsville.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, 1998, from the Hall-Wynne Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Laurie Hayes Coffman officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.  Born in Washington, NC, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Nono Mitchell. She lived most of her adult life in Durham, where she was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, the Calvary United Methodist Women Group 3, and the Hobby Club.  Surviving are one son, Charles R. Glenn and his wife, Mary Jo of Reidsville; two grandchildren, Shawn Glenn and Laura Strader; and two great-grandchildren, Josh and Joey Strader.  (Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC) – May 22, 1998; pg. B4)

Brenda Lancaster Glisson

Mrs. Brenda Lancaster Glisson, age 65, a resident of 1709 Lucerne Way, New Bern died Tuesday morning September 17, 2013 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.  A graveside service will be held 3:00 PM on Friday September 20, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Glisson was born in Beaufort County on August 24, 1948, daughter of the late Henry Alan Lancaster and Katie Waters Lancaster.  In 1975, she married Jimmy Carroll Glisson who survives. She and her husband owned and operated JB’s Flower Shop in New Bern. She was a member of West New Bern Presbyterian Church.  In addition to her husband, Jimmy, she is survived by her daughters: Deborah Lynn Glisson of New Bern and Susan Carroll Glisson of New Bern: her sisters: Ruby McClure and husband Mayford of Chocowinity and Mary Rankin of Bath and two grandchildren: Aurora Wren Glisson and Jimmy Carroll Glisson. She is preceded in death by her parents; her three sisters: Betty Petrie, Barbara Glisson and Pam Waters Auton and her brother-in-law: Donald Rankin.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Glisson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Alta Rae Taylor Glosson

Alta Rae Taylor Glosson, 76, of Yorktown, Va., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 3, 2009, after a lengthy illness. She married Roy M. Glosson on January 17, 1953.   Growing up on a farm in Washington, N.C. with eleven brothers and sisters, Rae never imagined that God would grant her desire to become a teacher (for 37 years) or let her earn a Master’s degree in California; send her to over 30 nations (including Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala, Japan, Thailand, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium) or even allow her to smuggle the forbidden Word of God into China; but He did.  She was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.  She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Roy M. Glosson; one brother, Glenn E. Taylor of Washington, N.C.; one sister, Geraldine T. Leonard of Newport News, Va.; four sisters-in-law and many loving nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 at World Outreach Worship Center (1233 Shields Rd., Newport News, Va. 23608). A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 6 at World Outreach Worship Center with Pastor Bobby Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News, Va.  Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, April 6, 2009)

Dr. William James Glover
March 21, 1926  -  March 11, 2014

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Bill, a loving husband and father went home to rejoice with his heavenly father and the many friends and family that preceded him. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, March 13 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church officiated by Father Brendan Buckler. A private interment will follow at a later date in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Bill lived in Northwest Indiana for 62 years before leaving with his wife Marie (Mary Rongers) from their Hobart, IN home for Bath, NC. Dr. Glover retired to Bath in 1988 and enjoyed the quiet life after a busy working career that included these highlights.  Dr. Glover was a Surgeon, Professor, and Writer. He attended the University of Notre Dame and studied pre-medicine from 1944 to 1946. In 1949 he graduated from the Loyola School of Medicine. Dr. Glover was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy, Emeritus at Indiana University School of Medicine, Northwest Center. He was Clinical a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Emeritus at Indiana University School of Medicine, Northwest Center. Dr. Glover was a founding member of Ross Clinic, Merriville, IN. He practiced surgery for over 50 years. Dr. Glover was a longtime member of the National Rifle Association, the United States Merchant Marine, a Licensed Master Seaman and Capt. in the United States Air Force.  Bill loved the outdoors and he spent most of his free time fishing on the Indiana waters of Lake Michigan in his Bayliner, the See Adler and in North Carolina on the Pamlico River and Bath Creek in his 21 foot Parker named Hopscotch. He was a crack shot and enjoyed hunting and sporting clays.  Bill is survived by his wife, Marie, of Bath, NC; his nieces, Patricia Buckner of Miller, IN, Margie Kunz of Sunnyvale, CA, and Mary Gustafson of Los Altos, CA; his nephews, Mark Rongers and John Joseph Rongers both of Hobart, IN, John Paul Maschenick of Griffin, GA, Edward Rongers of Fruitvale, TX, Richard Rongers of Sedona, AR and Jim Rongers of Kennesaw, GA.  Bill was preceded to heaven by his son Mark Edward Glover of Laporte, IN, his sister, Marjo Klein, his mother, Marquerite of Los Altos, CA, his father, William James Glover, Jr. of Gary, IN and his nephew, George Rongers of Hebron, IN.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Helen Elizabeth Cox Godfrey

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Cox Godfrey, age 86, a resident of 810 River Road, Washington, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at her home.   Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Washington, conducted by Dr. Jimmy Moore. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.   The following will serve as pallbearers: Devon Mish, Terry Cook, Larry Loving, Tommy Cox, Stanley Edwards, and Glenn Hardison.   Mrs. Godfrey was born in Beaufort County on January 1, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Fitzhugh Cox and Thelma Mish Cox. Mrs. Godfrey was a retired bookkeeper with the Beaufort County Tax Collectors office. As a member of the First Baptist Church, Mrs. Godfrey was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class, WMU Group #4, the Young at Heart Club, past Girls Auxiliary teacher and a former Circle member. She was a Charter member of the Red Hat Honey’s and participated in activities at the Grace Harwell Senior Center.   On March 29, 1946, she married Otis A. Godfrey, who survives.   Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Carole Godfrey Hill of Roper, Kay Godfrey Woolard and husband, Jeffrey of Washington; two grandchildren, Tiffany Cook Coltrain and husband, Greg, Ryan Godfrey Quidley; two step grandchildren, Kathy Hardison and husband, Glenn, Robin Terry; three great grandchildren, Jewel, Mollie, and Mallorie Cook and six step great grandchildren, Kalyn, Hagen, Lily, Mara, Austin and Kaylyn.   In addition to her parents, Mrs. Godfrey was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Cox; a brother, Jesse Thomas “T.J.” Cox and son-in-law, Bobby Hill.   The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, February 3, 2012, at First Baptist Church, 113 N. Harvey Street, Washington and other times at the home, 810 River Road, Washington.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Godfrey family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Burton Godley

Mr. Burton "Max" Godley, age 78, a resident of 5329 NC 33 East, Chocowinity, NC died Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  The family will hold a private service.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service.  Mr. Godley was born on December 16, 1931 in Washington, NC, son of the late Mr. Lewis Burton Godley and Elsie Berry Godley.  He was married to Loyce Smith Godley who preceded him in death on January 3, 2010.  He graduated from Chocowinity High School.  Mr. Godley served in the United States Navy.  Max farmed and later joined Cargill Incorporated, where he worked until his retirement.    He is survived by one daughter, Leigh Godley of Cudjoe Key, FL.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Carrie Lucille Ball Godley

Mrs. Carrie Lucille Ball Godley, 86, of 2701 Argonne Ave., Norfolk, Va., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk, Va.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with the Rev. Henry Horne officiating. Ronnie Godley, Jamie McVicker, Ricky McVicker, Larry Smith, Glen Bright and Bobby Bright will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be David Clark, Brian Clark, Abe Clark, Dewey Phelps and Bobby Heninger.  Mrs. Godley was born in Beaufort County on March 17, 1921. She was the daughter of the late William Niles Ball and Carrie Allen Walker Ball. On Feb. 22, 1948, she married Sidney Eugene Godley, who preceded her in death May 8, 1976. She was a retired clerk having worked with W.G. Schwartz and later Miller & Rhodes, both in Norfolk, Va.  Survivors include one sister, Annie Bright of Chocowinity.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Ball and two sisters, Katie Smith and Daisy Roberson.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 10-10:45 a.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home of her niece, Carrie Jean Carrow, 2273 West Barr Road, Chocowinity.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, September 5, 2007)

Loyce Smith Godley

Loyce Smith Godley, age 75, a resident of 5329 NC 33 East, Chocowinity, died Sunday, January 3, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  The family will hold a private service.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Godley was born in Beaufort County on December 13, 1934 to George W. and Thelma Bennett Smith who preceded her in death.   She is survived by her husband, Max Godley; one daughter, Leigh Godley of Cudjoe Key, FL; one brother, Delma Smith of Chocowinity; and two sisters, Evelyn Lilley of Washington and Joyce Woolard of Morganton, NC.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Otha and Rayvon Smith.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Mamie Ruth Hodges Godley

Mrs. Mamie Ruth Hodges Godley, 70, of 36 First Street, Chocowinity, died Sunday, November 12, 2006.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at Trinity Cemetery in Chocowinity with the Rev. Henry Horne officiating. Mrs. Godley’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, and other times at the homes of her daughters, Pam Westfall, 36 First Street, Chocowinity, and Kathy Clark, 1323 N.C. Highway 33 West, Chocowinity.  Mrs. Godley was born March 4, 1936, in Pitt County. She was the daughter of the late Norman Hodges, Sr. and Mamie Paramore Hodges. She was married to William Marshall Godley, Jr., who preceded her in death on May 18, 1987. She was retired from National Spinning Company of Washington. Mrs. Godley was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, the WNAC Ladies Auxiliary and the N.C. State Law Enforcement Association.  Survivors include two daughters, Pam Godley Westfall and her husband, Edward, and Kathy Godley Clark, all of Chocowinity; one sister, Emily Hodges Taylor of Washington; three brothers, William Bryant Hodges of Washington and Norman Hodges, Jr. and Jimmy Rogers Hodges, both of Chocowinity; one grandson, Andrew Marshall Clark; and one granddaughter, Jeannette Rae Clark.  She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Juanita Hodges, Louise Hodges Godley and Ida Mae Hodges Harding, and six brothers, Earl Junior Hodges, Herman Lee Hodges, James Ervin Hodges, Sr., Eugene Hodges, Rudolph Hodges and Willie Ray Hodges.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Godley family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, November 13, 2006)

Martha Campbell Godley

Martha Campbell Godley, longtime Washington resident and former Washington Women’s Club President, died of heart failure at Britthaven on July 18, 2007.  Ms. Godley, 85, was a retired high school teacher of math who taught at several area schools and sponsored many Drama Club productions. She is survived by her brothers, Charles Campbell and Cyril Campbell; her sister, Evelyn Bradshaw; her three children Carol Campbell, Robert Godley and Paul Godley and three grandchildren, Amanda-Beth Campbell, Genna Godley and Kira Godley.  Friends, caregivers and former students are invited to a memorial service to honor her memory on Sunday, July 29. Visitation will take place at the Paul Funeral Home (900 John Small Avenue) from 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m. There will be a processional to Oakdale cemetery for funeral services (at the Campbell Family plot, SE corner) from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. The family will also receive guests at the graveside thereafter.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Godley family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 27, 2007)

Maurice Q. Godley

Dr. Maurice Q. Godley, a retired associate professor of agronomy and a research scientist at Virginia State University, died Tuesday in his home at 3413 Watson St. in Ettrick. He was 70.  Dr. Godley was also a soil conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Born in Pantego, N.C., he received a B.A. in agriculture from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro and a master's degree in agronomy from the University of Illinois. He earned a doctorate in philosophy from Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Godley came to the Richmond area in 1948 and began working at Virginia State as a conservationist. He served with the Department of Agriculture from 1963 until 1974, returning to the university as an associate professor of agronomy and research director of science and education administration and teaching.  Dr. Godley was a soil scientist whose professional associations included the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America and the Caste Council of Agriculture.  He was also a member of the Epsilon Phi Botanical Honorary Society, the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture and the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.  Survivors includes his wife, Mrs. Mollie Randolph Godley, a stepdaughter, Barbara R. Hundley, a brother, Dr. Alegro J. Godley; and five sisters, Mrs. Romain G. Swinson, Mrs. Justine G. Adair, Miss Gertrude V. Godley, Mrs. Altice G. Frazier and Mrs. Ernestyne Jeffries.  A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the chapel of the James M. Wilkerson Funeral Home. A wake service will be held there Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m.  (Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – June 22, 1989; pg. B2)

Maxine Mason Godley

Mrs. Maxine “Joyce” Mason Godley, age 79, a resident of 10450 NC Hwy. 92 East, Bath died Monday September 16, 2013 at her home.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM on Thursday September 19, 2013 at Yeatesville Cemetery officiated by Craig Hagen. Gregory Clayton, Danny Clayton, Martin Webb, Randy Merrill, Mark Rinker and Clint Davis will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Godley was born in Beaufort County on September 14, 1934, daughter of the late William Nichols Mason and Annie Beacham Mason. On September 8, 1951, she married Jack Burbage Godley, who survives. Mrs. Godley was a homemaker and enjoyed working in her yard. She was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ and managed landscaping and flower beds for a while. She always wanted to lend a helping hand where and when needed.  In addition to her husband, Jack of the home, she is survived by her son: Frank Michael “Mike” Godley of Bath; her daughter: Tammy Joyce Godley Kuenzi and husband Rudy of Greenville; her grandchild: Chandler Dylann Kuenzi of Greenville and her sister: Helen Pauline Mason Clayton and husband W. Edward Clayton of Belhaven. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister: Doris Christine Mason Paul; her brother: Roscoe Beacham Mason and her half-sister: Katherine Elizabeth Mason Slade.  The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM on Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at her home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Godley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Michael Wayne Godley

Mr. Michael Wayne Godley, age 54, a resident of 818 Grimes Rd. Washington, died Saturday, September 18, 2010.  Memorial services will be 3:00 pm Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Second Baptist Church and will be conducted by Rev. Scott Setzer and Dr. Phil Hayes. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Mr. Godley was born in Beaufort County on July 4, 1956 to the late Nathan Brooks Godley and Joyce Boyd Godley who survives. He was a 1974 graduate of Washington High School and was a retired carpenter. On March 10, 2000 he married Lesa Kroeker who survives. He was a member of Second Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher, bible study teacher and was a great faith leader. He was very faithful and loved the Lord. He was a UNC basketball fan, was a huge fan of Disney World making numerous trips there over the years. Mr. Godley was a fantastic father that loved his children and step children very dearly. Survivors include his wife of the home, Lesa Godley; his mother, Joyce Boyd Godley of Washington; two sons, Michael Ryan Godley of Washington, Justin Brooks Godley of Greenville; three step children, Greg Dean Little, Jeremy Adam Reason and Sarah Ashley Reason all of New Bern and one brother, Nathan Brooks Godley, Jr. of Ft. Meyers, Florida.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 2:45 pm prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Godley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Shirley Fornes Godley

Shirley Fornes Godley, age 68, a resident of Hodges Rd., Chocowinity, NC, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at her home. Shirley was born in Washington, NC on December 29, 1945 daughter of the late Johhnie Fornes and Ruby Patterson Fornes. She attended Chocowinity High School. On February 2, 1972, Shirley was married to Charlie Ray Godley who survives. She was a meat cutter and last worked for D & H Red & White, Chocowinity, NC.  Shirley is survived by her husband, Charlie Ray Godley; her sisters, Darlene Garrett of Chocowinity, Muriel Fornes of Greenville, and Fannie Edwards of Swansboro; her nieces (honorary children) Tammy Fornes of Wilson and Barbara Wilkins of Washington, NC.  In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her brothers, Jimmie, Curtis James and Mayhew Fornes, and Dallas Koonce; and her sisters, Katie Fornes and Ann Bowan.  A celebration of her life will be held at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Davin Phillips. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and other times at the home of Barbara Wilkins, 250 Mansfield Rd., Washington, NC.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Stanley Hines Godley

Mr. Stanley Hines Godley, age 53, a resident of 423 West Main Street, Apt. 201 (Buoy Tender Station), Washington, NC died Wednesday evening June 13, 2012 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice, Greenville.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday June 17, 2011 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington officiated by Steve Hill. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Jerry Calhoun, Norman Manning, Wayne Woolard, Mike Landon, Paul Moore, Bill Alton, Brian Ross and Todd Buckman will serve as pallbearers. Stanley was born in Beaufort County on November 26, 1958 son of Doris Woolard Godley and the late Eli Hines Godley. Since 1988, he was employed with Weir Valves & Controls as a mechanical engineer. He was a graduate of Beaufort County Community College and was working toward his B.S degree at East Carolina University. He taught engineering courses at BCCC, was a member of the ECU Pirates Club, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and loved flying and traveling. Stanley was a member of Unity Church of Christ and attended First Church of Christ in Washington.  In addition to his mother, Doris Godley of the home, he is survived by his brother: Stuart Marshall Godley of Wilmington and long time companion: Janice Reynolds of New Bern. In addition to his father: Eli Hines Godley, Stanley is preceded in death by his brother, Steven Wayne Godley.  The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM on Friday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Godley Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

William Preston Godley, Sr.

William Preston Godley Sr., age 85, of 957 Smithtown Rd., Grimesland, died Friday June 15, 2007 at his home.  Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday June 19, 2007 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be conducted by Pastor Stanley Jones.  Mr. Godley was born in Beaufort Co. on November 10, 1921 to the late Jesse and Alice Virginia Buck Godley and on October 12, 1946 married Fannie Mae Taylor who preceded him in death on June 6, 1995. He served in the United States Army and was employed as a drink salesman for Roberson’s Beverage and Coca-Cola bottling company for many years.  Survivors include two sons: William Preston Godley Jr. of Grimesland, Ricky Allen Godley of Grimesland, one daughter: Barbara Godley Cole of Chocowinity, one brother: Lindsey Ward Godley of Greenville, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Lloyd Warren Godley, five brothers and five sisters.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM Monday June 18, 2007 at the Vineyard Community Church on Hwy 33 E. Chocowinity and other times at the home of his grandson Toby Cole, 595 Norman Rd., Blounts Creek, NC 27814.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Godley Family.  (Hillside Funeral Home obituary posted Tuesday, June 19, 2007)

Effie-Raye Calhoun Bateman Goff

Mrs. Effie-Raye Calhoun Bateman Goff of 858 East Main St., Belhaven died Thursday, October 5, 2006 at her home.  Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2006 at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and will be conducted by Rev. Mary Lou McElray and Rev. James M. Waggoner. Burial will follow in the Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mrs. Goff was born in Pamlico County to the late William M. and Huldah Squires Calhoun. She graduated from Grainger High School in Kinston and Meredith College in Raleigh. On September 11, 1937, she married Washington E. Bateman Jr. who preceded her in death in 1962. She later married Julian P. Goff on November 23, 1978 who survives.  She was a prolific artist, who not only painted, but also taught private art students for over thirty years. For another thirty years she operated “EEii’s little Korners of the World,” an art sales gallery, where she promoted and encouraged artists. She was particularly supportive of Meredith College art faculty and alumnae. In 1977 she was awarded Meredith College’s “Distinguished Alumnae Award.” After her first husband’s death, she took over the management of Bateman Oil Company for about six years, until her son returned home from college. She worked with other local citizens to organize the Belhaven Memorial Museum, and became the organization’s first president. She was also active in many other community endeavors, including serving a term as president of the Belhaven Community Chamber of Commerce. In 1965 she was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as Belhaven’s “Distinguished Citizen of the Year.” Mrs. Goff was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Special recognition should be given to Caregivers: Ashley Morgan, Donnie Gooch and Leida Cooper as well as the staff of Community Home Care & Hospice.  She is also survived by one son, W.E. (Topper) Bateman, III and wife, Dorinda; one daughter, Raye Neal Bateman Carraway, and husband, Rex; all of Belhaven; four grandchildren, Terri Bateman Goff and husband, David, of Winston-Salem, Robin Calfee Tananis and husband, Leonard, of Rocky Mount, James F. Calfee, III and wife, Heather of High Point, Joseph Tyler Carraway of Greenville; two great grandchildren, Alexander Goff and Katie Goff, both of Winston-Salem and one brother-in-law, Milton Goff and wife, Inez of Rocky Mount.  Mrs. Goff was also preceded in death by a grandson, Craig Bateman; three sisters, Mildred C. Taylor, Fannie C. Heath, Vergelene C. Swain; and three brothers, Leslie Calhoun, Howard Calhoun and Rudolph Calhoun.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home, 858 East Main St., Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Goff family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, October 8, 2006)

John Woodrow Goff

John Woodrow Goff, was born in Washington, North Carolina, on February 6, 1941, to Woodrow W. Goff and Dessie Miller Goff. He departed this life at age 62 years on February 24, 2003, at Woodlake Nursing Home in Clute, Texas, after a long devastating battle with Parkinson's Disease.  John was preceded in death by his father.  Survivors include his mother, Dessie Goff, of Clute, daughter, Denise Brigance of Houston, daughter, Cheryl Jackson; grandchildren, Stephanie, Wayne, and Jean Jackson; his aunt, Violet Fisher of Sparks, Nevada, and several cousins.  After a stint in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, John graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He retired from Dow Chemical Company due to his illness. John's outside interests included firearms, motorcycling, astronomy, and computers.  John was a member of Christ's United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but attended Family Life Church in Lake Jackson. He was a member of the Lake Jackson Masonic Lodge, the Harley Owners Group, National Rifle Association and the Greenwood Gun Club.  Private services were held at the Stroud Funeral Home in Clute, Texas. The service was conducted by Paul McNutt of the Masonic Lodge.  Internment followed at the Restwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Clute.  Thanks are extended on behalf of John's family to everyone who was so kind and supportive during his long illness, especially, Carl and Luana Lee, Bob and Jackie Loving, and Mike and Anne Whitaker.  (The Brazosport Facts (Clute, TX) – February 27, 2003)

Doris B. Gold

Doris B. Gold, 83, of Tampa, passed away December 27, 2001 at the Carrollwood Care Center under the care of LifePath Hospice Gold Team. She was born in Washington, N.C. and moved to Tampa from Key West, Fla. in 1960. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Jack F. Gold, and is survived by her daughter, Joyce Murphy and her husband, Jim; grandchildren, Jay, Jackie and Jeffrey Murphy, Tim Faber, Jamie Frederick; great-granddaughter, Grace Faber; great-grandson, Maddux Faber, who was the light of her life; two brothers-in-law, Fred Gold and his wife, Millie and Peter D. Gold and his wife, Frances; and special friends, Cecil and Barbara Edge and Darius and Pat Lundy. She was Protestant by faith; a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mystic Chapter No. 110 for over 50 years; and Fleet Reserve Association Branch 188. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2001 at the Mark III Funeral Home, 7701 W. Hillsborough Avenue. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2001 at the Florida National Cemetery.  (The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, FL) – December 28, 2001; pg. 5)

Matthew Cary Goldberg

Mr. Matthew Cary Goldberg, age 16, a resident of 202 James Lane, Chocowinity, died Monday, November 3, 2008 at Pitt Co. Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Johnny Anderson. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Steve Millar, John Millar, Jesse Ray Tetterton and Justin “Weasel” Moore will serve as pallbearers.  Matthew was born in Pasquotank Co. on November 25, 1991 to Eric Martin Goldberg and Lori Millar Goldberg. Matthew was born with very special needs. He was a happy child who brought much joy to many, especially his mother and twin brother. Many special people were involved with Matthew throughout his life and he was loved by them all. Matthew especially adored his personal care workers who cared for him daily over many years.  Survivors include his mother, Lori M. Goldberg and her fiancée, Gerald Elks of the home, his father and stepmother, Eric and Cathy Goldberg of Maryland, his twin brother, Michael Goldberg of Chocowinity, one half-brother, Phillip Goldberg of Maryland, two step-brothers, Jesse Ray Tetterton of Washington, Louie Prezzi of Maryland, three step-sisters, Tia Tetterton of Washington, Tiffany Tetterton of Winterville, Mary Prezzi of Maryland, paternal grandfather, Harold Goldberg of Maryland, beloved friend, Gerald Elks of Chocowinity, grandparents, Dalton and Shirley Elks of Chocowinity, three uncles, Steve Millar and wife Eva of Chesapeake, VA, John Millar of Norfolk, VA, Phil Elks, and two aunts, Sharon Housley and Donna Pittman. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Preston and Phyllis Millar and his paternal grandmother, Phyllis Goldberg.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home 202 James Lane, Chocowinity.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Goldberg family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, November 5, 2008)

Carrie Jones Goltz

Mrs. Carrie Jones Goltz, 77, the widow of Wayne H. Goltz died on October 31, 1998. She was born in Pantego, NC, moved to Iowa City, Iowa, after their marriage on March 20, 1946, and then moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1958. Surviving are daughters, Jo Anne Ayres, of Albany, GA; Sandra Kaye Gersdorf, Judith Lynne Drake; son, Gerald Wayne Goltz; 3 grandsons, Corey Wade Goltz, Ted Gersdorf, Rodger Wayne Drake, all of Ft. Lauderdale; 2 brothers, Hugh Jones of Bellhaven, NC, and Joe Jones ofReverend Craig C. Andrus of First United Methodist Church officiating at Kalis Funeral Home, 2505 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, where friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 PM.  (South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – November 3, 1998; pg. B7)

Mary Louise Goode

Mary Louise Goode, 83, of the 800 block of Norview Ave., died Aug. 2, 1992, in a nursing home.  Mrs. Goode was born in Washington, N.C. She was the widow of John F. Goode. She was a member of McKendrie United Methodist Church and Lydia Wesleyan Circle.  Survivors include two daughters, Paulina McNew and Mary Forbes, both of Norfolk; a son, Peter B. Goode of Norfolk; and three grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in McKendrie United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Sharp. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. Friends may join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – August 3, 1992; pg. D2)

Cariner Topping Gorham

Mrs. Cariner Topping Gorham, 82, of 326 Van Norden St., Washington died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at the home of her son, Alphonso Gorham, 2900 Oxon Park Street-North, Temple Hills, Md.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Mount Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington with the Rev. Garland Gorham officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mrs. Gorham was born in Hyde County on Feb. 20, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Florence Wilson Topping and Delama Topping Sr. She attended O.A. Peay School in Scranton. On March 1, 1948, she married Walter L. Gorham Sr., who preceded her in death Aug. 31, 2003. Her employment was as a chef with James Dining Room, Washington. In Hyde County, she was a member of St. Mary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). After moving to Washington, she was a lifelong member of Mount Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington.  Survivors include four sons, Walter L. Gorham Jr. and Garland Gorham, both of Greensboro, Alphonso Gorham of Temple Hills, Md., and Larry D. Gorham of Durham; one daughter-in-kind, Marjorie Roberts of Philadelphia, Pa.; one sister, Florence Cayruth of New York; two brothers, Marvin E. Topping of New York and Clifford Topping of Swan Quarter; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four sisters, Geraldine Blount, Mable E. Topping, Willie Topping Goodwin and Magaline Selby and six brothers, Robert Topping, Erastus Topping, James Delama Topping Jr., Maxwell Topping, Exton W. Topping and Milford Topping.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, August 28, 2008)

John Dillon Gorham, Sr.

Mr. John Dillon Gorham, Sr., 79, of 282 Old Mill Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in The Temple of Jesus Christ United Church, Washington, with Bishop James L. Woolard officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Gorham was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 7, 1927. He was the son of the late Edward and Lossie Graddy Gorham. He attended the former P.S. Jones High School, Washington. Later in life, he received his GED. He was an Army veteran. He was employed with Dupont Company, Kinston. On Dec. 25, 1967, he married Dorothy Grice Gorham, who survives. He was a member of The Temple of Jesus Christ United Church, Washington.  Survivors include two sons, John Gorham Jr. of the home and Harry Gorham of Pemberton, N.J.; one sister, Edna Bethea of Magnolia; one brother, Rudolph Gorham of Washington; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Louis Gorham and Edward Gorham and one sister, Ethel Gorham.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, June 8, 2006)

JoLinda Ward Gorham

Mrs. JoLinda Ward Gorham of 76 Whootentown Road, Washington, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Beaufort County Medical Center.  Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, at Temple of Jesus Christ United. Burial will follow in Whootentown Cemetery.  Mrs. Gorham was born October 29, 1936, to the late William and Addie Fleming Ward in Pitt County. She attended Pitt County schools and was married to James E. Gorham Sr. She was a member of Temple Jesus Christ United, where she faithfully served on the ministerial staff, Sick Committee, Women’s Fellowship, nursing home ministry and Pastor’s Aide Committee.  Survivors: her husband, James E. Gorham Sr.; two daughters, Wilsonia “Evet” Gorham of Greenville, N.C., and Toshia G. Oden of Washington, N.C.; three sons, Tyrone D. Gorham of Conyers, Ga., Kenneth D. Gorham of Greensboro, N.C., and Deyon J. Gorham of Greenville, N.C. A son, James E. Gorham Jr. preceded her in death; three sisters, Alice Brown and Claritha Barnes, both of Greenville, N.C., and Maggie Garett of Washington D.C.; two brothers, Curtis  Ward and Jerald Ward, both of Greenville. N.C.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Visitation on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at L.R. Randolph Memorial Chapel and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 298 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, May 29, 2011)

Mildred Holiday Gorham

Mrs. Mildred Holiday Gorham, a resident of 84 Vermont Ave., Washington, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at University Health Systems-Beaufort Hospital. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will be at Holliday Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday at Leon Randolph Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, January 13, 2012)

William Gray Gorham, Sr.

Mr. William Gray Gorham, Sr. was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Washington, N.C., to Edward and Dora Guilford Gorham. He passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was a faithful member of the Vocal Choir, Prayer Band Choir and a former member of the Deacon Board. He also lived in Durham and Charlotte, and in 1994 came to live in Winston-Salem until his passing. He went to Mecklenburg College in Charlotte. He also attended P.H. Jones High School and attended Bull City as a barber in Durham. He served in the military for eight years, and he retired from an overnight trucking company. He was a van driver for Independence Village and worked for Transit Authority and Guardsmart Security. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Gorham. He leaves to mourn him his loving, caring and devoted wife, Saundra Glover Gorham; and his children, Cary (Barbra) Cecil Glover of Winston-Salem, William Gorham Jr. (Lisa) of Chapel Hill, and Mary Ellen Sherrill (Edward) of Lithonia, Ga. He was father to Darryle Hayes (Felice) of Durham, Shonnetra Brunson (William) of Charlotte and Brenda Murray (Ronald) of Charlotte. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Domitic and Dimitri Glover, Ernest Sherrill, William Brunson Jr. and Isaiah Brunson and Taylor and Victoria Hayes; a brother, James Gorham (JoLinda) of Washington, N.C.; a sister, Lottie Gass (Beverly) of Charlotte; an aunt, Edna Bethea of Magnolia; four uncles, Rudolph Gorham (Edna) and John Gorham of Washington, N.C., Earl Thomas (Ruth) of Chocowinity, and Abraham Guilford, of Norfolk, Va.; two devoted cousins, Ada Cleveland of Charlotte and Linda Gorham of Washington, N.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and three special friends, Malcolm Little of Charlotte, Deacon James Lassitter and Deacon Robert Jackson. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Dwight Hash officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 6, at Salisbury National Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the church.  (Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, NC) – March 3, 2006; pg. 4)

Willie Robert Gorham

Willie Robert Gorham, 74, formerly of 201 Woodbury Rd., Newtonville, died Friday in the New Jersey Memorial Home in Vineland, where he was a patient for one year. He was in failing health for six weeks.  Mr. Gorham was a retired construction worker.  He was a member of the Bethel Holy Temple where he served as a deacon.  Born in Washington, N.C., he lived at the Woodbury Road address since moving to Newtonville 30 years ago.  Surviving are a son, Robert, of New York City; a daughter, Dorothy Smith, of Newtonville; two brothers, Joseph and Charles, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Anna Marie, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Bethel Holy Temple, Eighth Street, Newtonville.  Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery in Newtonville.  Friends may call Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. prior to services in the church.  Arrangements are by the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton.   (The Press of Atlantic City (Atlantic City, NJ) – November 13, 1991; pg. C3)

Minnie Jordan Gornstein

A graveside service for Minnie Jordan Gornstein will be held 11 a.m. today at Wilkinson Cemetery on Wheat Patch Road, Belhaven. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gornstein Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, May 18, 2006)

Oretha Brinn Gornto

Oretha Brinn Gornto, 86, of the 4700 block of Poolside Road, went to be with the Lord May 4, 1997, in Sentara Bayside Hospital.  Mrs. Gornto was born in Bath, N.C., and was the widow of Albert Brooks Gornto. She attended Calvary Baptist Church and was retired as a switchboard operator for Lake Taylor Hospital, City of Norfolk.  Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Gornto Foster and her husband, William I. Foster Jr., of Virginia Beach, and Nancy Gornto Dailey of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many other loving family members and friends. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Albert Brooks Gornto Jr.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norview Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest Roebuck. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 5, 1996; pg. B6)

John William Gountikas

Mr. John William Gountikas, age 84, a resident of 224 Hudnell Street, Washington, NC died Friday night September 21, 2007 at Britthaven.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Monday September 24, 2007 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Larry Harding. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Gountikas was born in Beaufort County on January 29, 1923, son of the late Anthony D. Gountikas and Dorothy Gray Tetterton Gurkin.  On July 2, 1949, he married the former Beulah Tetterton who preceded him in death on May 20, 2004.  Mr. Gountikas served his country in the US Navy during World War II in Korea. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart as a result of injuries he received. Mr. Gountikas was a member of the Kingdom Hall and attended Asbury United Methodist Church. He was a Mason and a member of the D.A.V. He was a cook in a restaurant owned by his father.  He is survived by his children: Emily Elizabeth Gountikas, Dorothy Gountikas Challis, William Anthony Gountikas and Grace Cox all of Washington and Bill Waters of Olympia, Washington and four grandchildren.  He is preceded by a brother, James Anthony Gountikas.  The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM on Sunday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gountikas Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, September 24, 2007)

David B. Gower

David B. Gower, 75, died Sept. 7, 2001, in a local hospital. Born in Aurora, N.C., David, as a young man, worked as an auto mechanic. He served in Germany during World War II, and worked at the Ford Motor Co. as an inspector retiring after 43 years. He enjoyed mornings at the Open House Diner on Colley Ave. where he conversed with friends.  He is survived by a daughter, Emily Putnam and husband Lynwood of Grandy, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Suzanne Jacobs Curtis of Knightsdale, N.C.; two sisters, Bernice Carawan and Shirley Ambrose, both of Chesapeake; eight nieces and nephews; and five great-nieces and -nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Russell, Tom and James Gower; and sisters, Marie Yaholnitsky, Lucille Bonneville, Joyce Gower and Rachel Gower.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Rosewood Memorial Park by Pastor Larry Blodgett Sr. Family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel.   (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – September 9, 2001; pg. B6)

Bonnie Mae Graddy

Bonnie Mae Graddy, 89, slipped quietly and peacefully into eternal rest July 13, 2001 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home.  She was a native of Chocowinity, N.C., and resided in Washington, N.C., for many years. She was a longtime, faithful member of the former Loving Union Freewill Baptist Church, which is now known as the Whootentown Community Church of Deliverance, where she always enjoyed many wonderful spiritual hymns. A favorite selection was ''Come By Here Lord, Come By Here.''  Mrs. Graddy had a lengthy career as a domestic housekeeper. The well-being of her family was most important to her, and she will be sorely missed by her two daughters, Elizabeth Abbott of Norfolk, and Curley Wooden of Washington, N.C.; two sons, David Graddy of Norfolk and Louis Graddy of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Leonard Williams of Oak City, N.C., and Sam Williams of New York; a sister, Annabelle Cooper of New York; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Whootentown Community Church of Deliverance in Washington, N.C., with the Rev. A.A. Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, N.C. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Curley Wooden, 244 E. 3rd St., Washington, N.C. Randolph Funeral Home, Washington, N.C., is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – July 17, 2001)

 Darian C. Graddy

Mrs. Darian C. Graddy of 691 N.C. Highway 171 North, Washington, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in St. John Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. William F. Whitehead officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Graddy was born Oct. 6, 1951, the daughter of Mary F. Ruffin of Washington and the late Kelly L. Ruffin. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to Bernard J. Graddy, who preceded her in death. She retired as a teacher’s assistant and bus driver with the Beaufort County Schools. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir.  Survivors include two sisters, Frances Tyler of Randallstown, Md., and Linda P. Morales of Woodlawn, Md.; and five brothers, Marvin E. Ruffin and Cornelius W. Ruffin, both of Baltimore, Md., Kelly L. Ruffin Jr. of Bronx, N.Y., Donald L. Ruffin of Glen Burnie, Md., and Ronald Ruffin of York, Pa.  The family will receive friends today from 6-7 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, and other times at the home of her mother, 803 Van Norden St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, December 11, 2008)

Alfred Graham, Sr.

Mr. Alfred “Pete” Graham Sr., 75, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Beebe Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Joniel G. Carrol officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Graham was born Jan. 24, 1934, the son of the late Rev. Austin and Rosetta Moore Graham. He graduated from P.S. Jones High School. He served in the Army and received an honorable discharge. He married C. Belle Godley on July 24, 1954, who survives. He was a retired barber and supervisor of security in Philadelphia, Pa.  Survivors include two sons, Alfred G. Graham and Alton R. Graham, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; one sister, Beatrice Phillips and seven grandchildren.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, March 23, 2009)

Janie Williams Graham

Mrs. Janie Williams Graham, 77, of 1423 Highland Drive, Washington, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Beebe Chapel C.M.E. Church, Washington, with the Rev. Joneice Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Graham was born in Beaufort County on April 24, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine Common Williams. She graduated from the Beaufort County schools. She was married to Ralph B. Graham Sr., who preceded her in death. She was retired from Hamilton Beach Co., Washington. She was a lifelong member of Beebe Chapel C.M.E. Church, Washington, where she served as an usher.  Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Blount of Washington; two sons, Ralph Graham Jr. of the home and James Williams of Washington; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Earl Graham.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Samuel Blount, 501 Cedar Drive, Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, June 9, 2006)

Jane Russell Harris Grant

Mrs. Jane Russell Harris Grant, age 72, a resident of 42 Queens Way, Bath, NC died Thursday October 17, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.  A funeral service will be held 3 PM Sunday October 20, 2013 at Tankard Chapel Church located at 1691 Yeatesville Road, Bath, NC. The service will be officiated by Rev. Ray Souza. Entombment will be later in the Tankard Chapel Church Cemetery. Gene Grant, III, Russell Grant, Jacob Grant, Billy Tankard, George Chrismon and Midge Tankard will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends following the service at the residence of John and Margie Tankard.  Mrs. Grant was born in Washington, DC on July 16, 1941 daughter of the late Henry Russell Harris, Jr. and the late Mary Irene Tankard Harris. She was a 1959 graduate of high school at St. Mary’s Junior College where she continued her education and received her BA degree. In 1964 she received her BS in Education at East Carolina Teachers College. She married Eugene Bowers Grant, Jr. on June 2, 1962 who survives. Mrs. Grant was owner/director of Humpty Dumpty Pre School College in Roanoke Rapids where she enjoyed shaping young minds to succeed in this world. She was also a member of Weldon Book Club, a director of Weldon Memorial Library and a member of Grace Episcopal Church of Weldon. At the time of moving to Bath she became a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  Surviving along with Mrs. Grant’s husband Gene of the home are two sons: Dr. Eugene Bowers Grant, III and his wife Bonnie of Flemington, NJ and Henry Russell Harris Grant and his wife June Ellen of Seaboard, NC and five grandchildren: Jacob Cameron Grant, Savannah Olivia Grant, Ryan Daniel Grant, Lauren Davey Grant and Scotland Davis Grant.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Grant family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Robert L. Graves

Robert L. Graves of the 1900 block of Montclair Ave., passed away quietly Sunday morning, March 29, 1998.  He was born in Belhaven, N.C., to the late Thomas E. Graves Sr. and Johnnie Ann Graves. However, much of his life was spent in Roper, N.C.  A graduate of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and the graduate division of Columbia University in New York City, he taught history and coached tennis for many years at Atkins High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. Upon retirement, he moved to Norfolk where he became a member of Antioch Baptist Church.  Robert leaves to mourn his loss, a brother, Tom Graves, and his sister-in-law, Mildred, both of Norfolk; two nieces, JoAnn Featherson of Washington, D.C., Lorraine Graves of Norfolk; three nephews, Tommy Graves of Norfolk, A.J. Strong Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Raleigh Graves of Tuckahoe, N.Y.; five great-nephews, Thomas Graves IV, and Jason Graves, both of Norfolk, Edward Featherson and Clarence Featherson, both of Washington, D.C., and Michael Graves of Las Vegas; and a great-niece, Pamela Graves of Germany.  A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Antioch Baptist Church by the Rev. I. Joseph Williams. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. the day of the service. The family will receive friends at the residence. Graves Funeral Home is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 31, 1998; pg. B6)

Charles T. Gray

Mr. Charles T. Gray, age 85, a former resident of 233 East 4th Street, Washington, died Saturday, August 1, 2009 at University Inpatient Hospice, Greenville, NC.  A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:45 AM, Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Gray was born September 8, 1923 in Beaufort County to Jesse Thomas Gray and Neva O’neal Gray. On November 9, 1951 he married Joan Whichard who preceded him in death on February 20, 2001. Charles served his country during WWII in the Army under Gen. Patton’s 3rd Army. He served the community for 30 years as a fireman with the Washington Fire Department. Charles owned and operated Gray’s Grocery on Harvey Street for many years and worked with Stanadyne as a security guard. Survivors include, one daughter, Deborah Gray Maroe and husband Joseph of Washington, NC; one son, Tommy Gray of Cary, NC; three grandchildren, Heather Matheney and husband Leland of Hope Mills, NC, Stephanie Miles and fiancé Buddy Holland of Arlington, VA, and Brittany Deans and husband Chris of Washington, NC; and one great grandson, Cody Matheney of Hope Mills, NC.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Zackery Gray and Hitous Gray.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Jesse J. Gray, Sr.

Mr. Jesse J. Gray Sr. of 1001 Washington St. died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at the home.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Davenport Temple Church of God in Christ with Bishop Leroy Jackson Woolard officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Gray was born in Pitt County on Sept. 9, 1925. He was the son of the late Willie Gray and Dora Jones-Godley. He attended Beaufort County Schools. He was married to Dorothy Woolard Gray, who survives. He was a member of Davenport Temple Church of God in Christ and served there as a deacon and a trustee.  Survivors include three daughters, Belinda Smallwood, Edith G. Robinson and Michelle Holland, all of Washington; three sisters, Martha L. Godley and Sarah Midgette, both of Washington, and Bernice Downing of New York; five brothers, Willie Jones, Willie Gray and Bobby Gray, all of Washington, Garfield Gray of Pennsylvania and Tom Gray of New York; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Reginald Gray; three sisters, Ethel Mae Whitley, Pauline Langley and Mary Hopkins; and three brothers, Chester Crandell, Albert Gray and Charles Gray.  The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Leon Randolph Funeral Home memorial chapel and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, May 29, 2006)

 Leslie Ann Mathis Gray

Leslie Ann Mathis Gray, age 56, of 105 Landon Drive, Washington, NC died Thursday, February 18, 2010 at her home.  She was born in Elk City, Oklahoma on September 20, 1953 to the late Dr. James L. and Ann Kim Mathis. Leslie graduated from Huguenot High School in Richmond, Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University. She was a loving, caring, and compassionate family member, a kind friend and neighbor to many, and lived her life to the fullest. She was a gourmet cook, artist, avid gardener, loving caretaker to all animals, enjoyed travel and never met a stranger. Leslie had a tremendous sense of humor and her capacity for love was endless. She found the good in all. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Robert L. “Bad Bob” Gray; brother Jeffrey L. Mathis and wife Diane of Grimesland; sisters Linda M. Blakeley of Belhaven, Lynn W. Mathis of New Hope, Robin D. Harris of Hertford and Karen S. Mathis of Greenville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Mark A. Mathis. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews that extend from coast to coast and were proud to call her “Evil Auntie Leslie”, her faithful dogs Chila and Weedeater, and many, many special friends, all of whom she loved dearly.  A celebration of her life will take place at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 6, 2010 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Lloyd Nathan Gray

Mr. Lloyd Nathan Gray, 74, of 3376 River Road, died Thursday, September 13, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside funeral service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 16,  with Dr. Jimmy Moore officiating.  Mickey Younker, Donnie Younker, Lea Younker, Lloyd Phillip Gray, II, Travis Dunn, and Tobby Wainwright will be pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until the funeral hour at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home.  Mr. Gray was born July 7, 1933 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of the late Roy Lee Gray and Alice Godley Gray.  On August 13, 1957, he married Margaret (Peggy) Brooks, who survives.  Mr. Gray was a graduate of Chocowinity High School.  He was a retired auto parts salesman.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Washington.  Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Gray; a daughter, Donna Kay Younker of Vestal, New York; and two sons, Steve L. Smith of Hamlet, N. C. and Lloyd Phillip Gray of Bridgeton, N. C.; three sisters, Lucille McNeill of Crownsville, Md., Polly Woolard of Washington, N. C., and Jane Burn of Spruce Pines, N. C.; a brother, Roy Warren Gray of Grimesland, N. C.; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Hudson of Vanceboro, N. C.  (Hillside Funeral Home obituary posted Friday, September 14, 2007)

Lorine Allen Gray

Mrs. Lorine Allen Gray, age 96, a resident of the Wenona Community of Pantego, died Tuesday August 14, 2012 at Roanoke Landing Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Plymouth.  Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Saturday August 18, 2012 at Wenona Church of Christ and will be conducted by Phillip Paul. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery. Jack Dunbar, Talmadge Cooper, Jonathan Allen, Joe Allen, Charles Rose and Allen Phelps will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Gray was born in Beaufort County on December 7, 1915 to the late William and Ina Elizabeth Dunbar Allen. She married William Lelon Gray who preceded her in death in 1978. She was a nurse, caretaker and was a member of Wenona Church of Christ.  Survivors include one daughter, Alice Faye Gray Sawyer of Plymouth; four sons, Robert “Bobby” Gray of Zebulon, Lowell “Tommy” Gray of Wenona, Michael Allen Gray and wife Elaine of Plymouth, Joel Monroe Gray and wife Reba of Little Rock, AR; two brothers, Frank Allen and wife Mary Jane and Ronald Allen of the Pungo Community of Pantego; one sister, Mildred Brown of Florida; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Nelson Allen and Arnold Allen and one sister, Elizabeth Tooley.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Gray family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Esther Gray

Ms. Mary Esther Gray, formerly of Belhaven, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in Vallejo, Calif.  A funeral was conducted Nov. 1, 2007, at Cooley-Riolo Mortuary. Burial followed in Skylark Cemetery, Vallejo, Calif.  Ms. Gray was born in Belhaven on June 18, 1969. She was the daughter of Albert Blount and the late Cleopatra Blount. She was adopted and reared by Naomi Ruth Sutton.  Survivors include her adoptive mother, Naomi Sutton; one daughter, Bridgette and four sons, Dakota, Ezekiel, Bryant and Jamal.  She was preceded in death by one son, Donte’; one brother, Marvin Eric Collins; and four sisters, Shirley L. Blount, Lisa D. Graham, Tabitha D. Blount and Yvette Simpson.  Local arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, November 22, 2007)

Melissa Mae Hollowell Gray

Mrs. Melissa Mae Hollowell Gray, 80, a resident of Greenville and a former resident of Aurora died Monday March 18, 2013 at Universal Healthcare of Greenville.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm Wednesday March 20, 2013 at Edward Christian Church officiated by Pastors David Linton, Bob Cayton, Ray Webb, Bill Roberts and Daylon Mooneyham. Burial will follow in Warren Memorial Cemetery of Blounts Creek. Carl Cayton, Darrell Cayton, Andy Dixon, Doug Niethammer, Jerome Hollowell and Patrick Baker will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Hollowell, Billy Bonner, Keith Baker, Steve Carrow and Bill Parker.  The family will receive friends 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday March 19, 2013 at Edward Christian Church.  Mrs. Gray was born in Lenoir County on March 3, 1933 daughter of the late Joseph William Hollowell and Ethel Kennedy. She knew Mary Hollowell Foster as her mother. Mrs. Gray was a 1951 graduate of Aurora High School. She married William "Burton" Gray on August 13, 1951 who survives. Mrs. Gray was a homemaker who was a substitute teacher with Aurora High School where she also served as past president of the PTO. She was past manager of Mallard Creek Apartments in Aurora, a wedding planner for many couples in the area and made many of their wedding cakes. Mrs. Gray was very active in Edward Christian Church where she was a member.  Survivors include her husband: Burton of the home; a daughter: Judi G. Wooten of Greenville; two sons: Mark Gray and his wife Diane of Greenville and Larry Gray and his wife Sara of Bartow, FL; two brothers: Elden Hollowell and Stanley Hollowell of New Bern; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mrs. Gray was predeceased by two brothers: Bill Hollowell and Harold F. Hollowell and two sisters: Marian Hollowell and Evelyn H. Harris.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Gray family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Nellie Jones Gray

Mrs. Nellie Jones Gray, 75, of 109 Jackson St., Washington, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, with the Rev. George Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Gray’s grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Gray was born in Tyrrell County on Nov. 19, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Walter Alonza Jones and Mable Cahoon Jones. On July 10, 1947, she married Henry Earvin Gray, who preceded her in death June 27, 1993. She was a homemaker. She was a member of West End Baptist Church, Washington.  Survivors include four children, William Earl Gray of Washington, Henry Walter Gray of Kill Devil Hills, Sandra Joyce Corbett of Rocky Mount and Rita Dawson of Washington; three brothers, Phillip Jones of Arlington, Va., Morris Jones of Creswell and Lawrence Jones of Columbia; six sisters, Lucy Bateman, Eunice Brickhouse, Doris Brickhouse and Dimple Taylor, all of Columbia, Judy Cahoon of Kilkenny and Priscilla Mayo of Washington; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Arnold Jones, and one sister, Wilma Floyd.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, April 13, 2006)

Nell L. Gray

Nell L. Gray, 78, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Washington, N.C., she came here 60 years ago. She was a loan officer for Suncoast School Federal Credit Union and a volunteer for St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, Michael Gray, Tampa, and Kenneth Walker, Kinston, N.C.; a sister, Lola Douglas, Frostproof; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – September 16, 2000; pg. B9)

Willie Gray, Jr.

Mr. Willie Gray Jr., 78, of 205 W. Seventh St., Washington, died Friday, June 2, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church, Washington, with Evangelist Vonetta Gray-Wilborne and the Rev. Edward Moultrie Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Gray was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 10, 1928. He was the son of the late Lena Hopkins Gray and Willie Gray Sr. He attended the Beaufort County schools. He retired from Alligood-Owens Company, Washington. He was Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge and a member of Hiram Lodge No. 11, Washington. He was a member of Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church, Washington.  Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Gray of New York, N.Y., and Vonetta Gray-Wilborne of Bergenfield, N.J.; three sons, Willie Gray III of the home, Don C. Gray of Suffolk, Va., and Kenneth E. Gray of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Sarah Midgette of Washington and Bernice Downing of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four brothers, James G. Gray of Philadelphia, Pa., Claude T. Gray and Rayvon Gray, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Bobby L. Gray of Washington; 15 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Hopkins, Ethel Whitley and Pauline Langley and four brothers, Chester Gray, Albert Gray, Charles Gray and Jesse Gray.  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, June 6, 2006)

Arthur Green

Arthur Green of the 700 block of W. 31st St. died Feb. 6, 2000, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Born in Belhaven, N.C., he was employed as a general serviceman with Ryder Truck Service and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Green was a member of St. Paul Disciple Church.  Survivors include his wife, Susie Green; a daughter, Arvett Blount of Norfolk; four sons, Shedrick Green, Ronnie Smith, Glenvert Green and Robert Jones, all of Norfolk; three sisters, Emma Green of Washington, N.C., Lillie Mae Williams of Chesapeake and Verna Lee Green of Belhaven, N.C.; two grandchildren; a devoted brother-in-law, George W. Williams of Chesapeake; a devoted son-in-law, Steve Blount of Norfolk; and a host of other relatives and friends.  A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrews Temple COGIC by Bishop Loretta Jones. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 3:30 to 8 p.m. today at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. The remains will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. The family will assemble at 12:30 p.m. at the residence for the procession.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 10, 2000; pg. B8)

Ernest William Green

CHESAPEAKE - Ernest William Green, 80, of the 300 block of Lamp Post Drive, departed this life July 21, 2003. He was born in Washington, N.C., and was a member of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.  He is survived by his wife, Alma Green; daughter, Rachel M. Stevenson-Bragg, both of Chesapeake; a son, Ernest F. Green of Sunnyside, N.Y.; two sisters, Lavinia Carter of Chesapeake and Essie Phillips and husband Robert of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Marion Green and wife Edith of Washington, N.C.; a step-mother, Inez Green of Washington, N.C.; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A funeral Mass will be held Saturday at noon in the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will follow at Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be Friday from noon to 8 p.m. at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – July 24, 2003; pg. B6)

Irene Bowen Green

Irene Bowen Green, 92, formerly of Myrtle Ave., died May 16, 1994.  She was born in Washington, N.C., and had previously worked for Virginia Cleaners as a secretary. She had more recently retired from Southwestern Life Insurance Co. She was married to the late Henry D. Green and had been a charter member of Avalon Church of Christ in Virginia Beach, and was also a member of the Eastern Star.  She is survived by one sister-in-law, Lucy Bowen Byrd of Warrenton, Va.; and one niece, Ruth Irene Rider also of Warrenton, Va.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Avalon Church of Christ by the Rev. James A. Bennett. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is handling the arrangements. The family will be at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 18, 1994; pg. D2)

Jasper Henry Green

Mr. Jasper Henry Green, 88, of 749 Belhaven Square, Belhaven, died Thursday, July 13, 2006, at Cross Creek Nursing Home, Swan Quarter.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  Mr. Green was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 7, 1918. He was the son of the late Charlie W. and Victoria Clark Green. He attended the Beaufort County schools. On Nov. 25, 1944, he married Viola Adam Green, who survives. He was a retired security guard with the Younce Lumber Co., Pantego. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Leechville.  Survivors include one daughter, Martha Lucille Hodges of Belhaven; two sons, Billy George Green and Jasper Green Jr., both of New York; one brother, McKinley Slade of New York; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 21, 2006)

 Marion Lee Green, Jr.

Mr. Marion Lee “Tumble” Green Jr. of 2449 Cherry Run Road, Washington, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Loving Union FWB Church, Washington, with Bishop A.H. Hartsfield officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Green was born in the Whootentown community of Beaufort County on March 2, 1919. He was the son of the late Marion Lee Green Sr. and Jessie Harvey Green. He attended Mother of Mercy Catholic School in Washington. He was a brick mason. In April of 1946, he married Edith Alston Green, who survives.  Survivors include his children, Delores of Norfolk, Va., Marion, Irvin and Oscar, all of Washington, Inez of Durham and Charlene of Fayetteville.  He was preceded in death by his six siblings and one daughter, Iris Green.  The family will receive friends at the home.  A wake will be held today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, March 27, 2009)

Regnah Halese Savage Green

Mrs. Regnah Halese Savage Green died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, in Decatur, Ga.  A celebration of Mrs. Green’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in New Life Baptist Church, Lithonia, Ga. Interment will follow in Decatur, Ga.  Mrs. Green was born in Pantego on Sept. 18, 1918. She was the daughter of Jessie Plum Savage and Vergia Godley Savage. She was a graduate of Beaufort County High School in Pantego. She was married to John Green, who preceded her in death. She worked for the school system in Brooklyn, N.Y., until her retirement in 1978, at which time she and her husband moved to Georgia. She was a charter member of the N.Y. Chapter of the historic Beaufort County High School Alumni Association. She was a member of Weeping Mary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego.  Survivors include two brothers, George Savage and James Russell Savage, both of Stone Mountain, Ga.  She was preceded in death by five siblings, Hildred S. James, Jesse Savage, Frank Savage, Lida S. Hassell and Erma S. Ghee.  Arrangements are by Donald Trimble Mortuary, Inc. of Decatur, Ga.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, December 13, 2008)

Virginia Bonner Green

Mrs. Virginia “Ginny Cake” Bonner Green, 83, a resident of Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home, Washington, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, with the Rev. Dr. E.R. McNair officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Green was born in Wayne County on Nov., 8, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Holland Moore Bonner and William F. Bonner. She was daughter-in-kind of the late Mary Perry Keyes. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. On Sept. 30, 1946, she married Thomas Green Jr., who preceded her in death May 10, 1992. She had been employed with the former Washington Cleaners and Laundry. She attended St. Paul’s, St. John and Spring Garden churches.  Survivors include one daughter, Rosa Lee Green-Northern of Washington and three grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Rosa and Johnnie Northern, 915 Van Norden St., Washington.  Viewing will take place today from 1-7 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Wednesday, July 16, 2008)

Mary Virginia Duke Greene

Mrs. Mary “Virginia” Duke Greene passed away October 26, 2013 at the Oaks at Mayview, Raleigh, NC, where she had resided since May 30, 2013.  Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Dr. Greg Barmer. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Virginia was born in Washington, NC on September 22, 1926 to John W. and Lillie Evans Duke. She graduated from Washington High School in 1944, and attended Geyer Business College in Charlotte, NC, where she met her future husband, Ralph Greene. They were married in Washington, NC on March 16, 1946, and shared 56 years together until his death in 2002 in Wilmington, NC, where they had lived since 1970.  Virginia worked for many years in a secretarial and office administrative capacity in the insurance industry in both Washington and Wilmington, NC, and later in the electrical supply business in Wilmington where she was once voted Business Woman of the Year. In 2003 Virginia returned to Washington and lived at The Willows. When physically able, she attended First Baptist Church in Washington. She was recently honored by the Washington Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for 50 years of membership. Virginia was a wonderful cook, loved the color purple, and to hear piano music, especially Chopin. She took much delight in her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Survivors are her son Alan and wife Carol, of Cary, NC; granddaughter Anna Liland and husband, David, of New Bern, NC; granddaughter Rachel Carr and husband, Billy, of Garner, NC; grandson Justin Greene of Cary, NC, and three great-grandsons. She is also survived by nieces Pat Woolard, Ann Sanders, and Barbara Jones, nephew Cleveland Duke, and their families.  The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of the Oaks at Mayview and Hospice of Wake County for their extraordinary loving care of Virginia over the past several months.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 12:45 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Greene family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mrs. Billie Ellison Gregory

Mrs. Billie Ellison Gregory, age 47, a resident of 3024 Market Street Ext., Washington, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at her home.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Ware’s Chapel United Methodist Church, conducted by Pastor Joan Fischer. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at her home.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Ellison family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

John Robert Gregory

Mr. John Robert “Johnny” Gregory, age 58, a resident of 2180 Pike Road, Pantego, NC died Thursday July 14, 2011 at Autumnfield Rest Home of Belhaven.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday July 16, 2011 at Davis Cemetery of Pantego officiated by Scott Askew.  John was born in Norfolk County, VA on May 24, 1953. He was son of the late Vernon Lee Gregory and the late Martha Dunn Gregory. He was a 1971 graduate of Pantego High School. John was a respected and highly requested crane operator. He loved music, enjoyed riding his Harley and practicing martial arts in which he obtained his black belt. John attended Wenona Church of Christ and Union Grove Church of Christ.  Survivors include John’s brother: Paul W. Gregory of Chesapeake, VA; a special young boy: Zachary, who John considered as his adopted son and a host of many friends.  Family and friends will gather following the service at Union Grove Church of Christ.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve John’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Vernon Lee Gregory

Mr. Vernon Lee Gregory, age 96, a resident of 2180 Pike Rd., Pantego, died Sunday, June 29, 2008 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at Union Grove Church of Christ and will be conducted by Rupert Wallace. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery with graveside Masonic Rites. J.B. Bell, Zeno Wright, Vernon Bell, Bennie Rose, William Jackson and Joe Allen will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Gregory was born in Deep Creek, VA on May 8, 1912 to the late Colen and Jessie Waller Gregory. He was a graduate of Deep Creek High School in Deep Creek, VA and was a retired farmer. He married Martha Dunn who preceded him in death on May 23, 1987. He was a member of Union Grove Church of Christ and a member of the Belhaven Masonic Lodge # 509, A. F. & A. M.  Survivors include two sons: John R. Gregory of Pantego and Paul W. Gregory of Chesapeake, VA and one grandson. He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Gregory family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, July 1, 2008)

Carol Faye Rouse Grehm

NEW YORK - Mrs. Carol Faye Rouse Grehm, formerly of Washington, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in New York.  A funeral will be conducted today in New York.  Mrs. Grehm was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 4, 1942. She was the daughter of the late Henry Rouse and Martha Rouse. She graduated from the public schools of Beaufort County.  She was married to Isaac Grehm, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include one son, Keith Blackwell; four daughters, Patricia Grehm, Germaine Watts, Sandra Borden and Jacqueline Huma; four brothers, Henry Rouse, Tony Rouse, William Rouse and Wayne Rouse; four sisters, Brenda Rouse, Margetta Rouse, Elaine Johnson and Keisha Bonner, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Charles Allen Grehm; one brother, George Rouse and one sister, Loretta Rouse Jones.  Local arrangements are being announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, October 21, 2006)

Ethel Louise Grice

Mrs. Ethel Louise Grice, 86, a resident of 173 Old Mill Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Beach Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Chocowinity. The family will receive friends at the home. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. today at the chapel. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, October 21, 2011)

 Ronnie Earl Grice

Mr. Ronnie Earl Grice, 54, of 813 Bonner St., Washington, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Higher Dimension Church, Washington, with Bishop Jerry Midgette officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Grice was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 6, 1953. He was the son of the late Carrie Grice and Charlie Spencer. He was a 1971 graduate of the Beaufort County Schools. He was an Air Force veteran. He worked in brick masonry with different construction companies.  Survivors include one sister, Antonio Thigpen of Washington.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Stella Mae Grice.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – May 14, 2008)

 Angela Lee Worsley Griffin

Mrs. Angela Lee Worsley Griffin, 51, of 1848 Cherry Run Road, Washington, N.C., died Sunday, February 21, 2010 at home.  A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at the St. John Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ Church, Washington, N.C., with Elder Russell Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Griffin was born on February 22, 1958, in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Alexander James and Lossie Worsley Spencer. She graduated Washington High School, class of 1975. Angela was a member of the St. John Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ Church, Washington, N.C., and served as a Sunday School teacher, member of the Prayer Ministries and Couple Ministries.  She operated the Sugar and Spice Home Day Care.  Garland Edward Griffin and Angela Lee Worsley were married on May 5, 1984.  She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.  Surviving are, husband Garland E. Griffin and two daughters, Stephanie R. Griffin, Kimberly A. Griffin, each of the home. Three sisters, Ella Moore, Ethel M. Worsley and Barbara Boston, all of Washington, N.C. Three brothers, James E. Worsley (Mary) Washington, N.C., Walter L. Worsley (Julie), Dallas James (Peggy) both of Williamston, N.C. She has one brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law.  The family is receiving friends at the home.  Arrangements by the Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, N.C.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, February 24, 2010)

Carrie Lee Jones Griffin

Mrs. Carrie Lee Jones Griffin, 84, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, with the Rev. Cornelius Paige officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Griffin was born Oct. 18, 1923, the daughter of the late Latham and Callie Jones. She attended Mother of Mercy Catholic School. She was a retired housekeeper. She was a member of the Catholic Church for more than 50 years. She was married to Joseph Baker “Seegoo” Griffin, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include three daughters, Greta Paige of Washington, Mary T. Williams of Chocowinity and Marian Henman of Richmond, Va.; six sons, Donnie Griffin of Stone Mountain, Ga., Joseph Griffin and Michael Griffin, both of Washington, Larry Griffin of Atlanta, Ga., Kenneth Griffin of Richmond, Va., and John M. Griffin of Raleigh; 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three daughters and one son.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Greta Paige, 131 William Drive, Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, February 23, 2008)

Elmer Alton Griffin

Mr. Elmer Alton Griffin, age 90, a former resident of 133 Griffin Lane, Washington died Friday January 5, 2007 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Sunday January 7, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. Dianne Catlett. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Todd Griffin, Scott Griffin, Brad Griffin, Randy Moore, Walter Clark and Kevin Griffin will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Griffin was born in Pitt County on August 11, 1916 son of the late Louis Henry Griffin and the late Addie Louvenia Griffin. He married the former Emma Lee Brown on November 17, 1941 who preceded him in death on September 6, 2003. Mr. Griffin was a farmer who upon his retirement worked with P & G Manufacturing, Inc. as long as his health permitted. He was a charter member of Wharton Trinity United Methodist Church and a past member of Wharton Station Ruritan Club.  Survivors include a daughter: Rebecca “Becky” Moore of Washington; two sons: Alton Lee Griffin and Elmer Ray Griffin both of Washington; two sisters: Idonia Andrews and Addie Rutledge both of Washington; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Saturday January 6, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Mr. Griffin’s son Alton located at 221 Austin Point Drive, Washington, NC   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Griffin family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Saturday, January 6, 2007)

Ivan Bruce Griffin

Mr. Ivan Bruce Griffin, 80, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday May 6, 2007 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, NC. Prior to his hospitalization, he was residing in the comfort of his daughter Michelle Morris’ home, at 1540 C Canal Road in Pantego, NC. He was born November 18, 1926 in Park View Hospital in Rocky Mount, NC to Henry Daniel and Nina Lee Jones Griffin, who preceded him in death.  He graduated from Red Oak High School in 1944 and joined the Navy to serve in WWII. After leaving the Navy with an honorable discharge, he was employed with VEPCO and then transferred to Virginia Natural Gas, where he retired after 30 years of service as a service technician. Bruce was a member of the Newport News Moose Lodge since 1965 and was also a member of the American Legion Post 25 of Newport News, VA. He loved hunting, fishing, and cooking and his grandchildren. He was a great cook and had helped to cook numerous meals at the Moose Lodge, American Legion and Virginia Natural Gas. No one could make BBQ or brunswick stew like Bruce. He loved his friends, family, and always had a funny joke to tell.  Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by his long-time companion of 21 years, Pauline Hall, his brothers: J.T., Henry Lee, Russell, and W.F. Griffin and also his sisters: Mamie G. Reid and Hattie Grace Edwards.  Bruce leaves to cherish his memory his children, Michelle (Shelly) Morris and her children: Meghan, Logan and Gracie Morris. Also his son and daughter, Donna Wilkins and Michael Griffin, numerous nieces and nephews, many friends and his caring and beloved sister, Elizabeth Reges of Red Oak, NC.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday May 9, 2007 at Union Grove Church of Christ in Pungo at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Thursday May 10th at Red Oak Baptist Church, 5515 Red Oak Road, Red Oak, NC 27868 at 1:00 PM with interment to follow at Red Oak Cemetery.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 9, 2007)

Jo Esther Griffin

Mrs. Jo Esther Griffin of Britthaven of Washington, and formerly of 2398 Cherry Run Road, Washington, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010.  A funeral will be held at noon Tuesday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends at the home of her son, Michael Mack, 2298 Cherry Run Road, and her brother, the Rev. William F. Whitehead Sr., 2260 Cherry Run Road, Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, August 8, 2010)

John Griffin. Sr.

Mr. John Griffin, Sr., 69, of 767 A. Main St. Ext., Edward, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Edward, with the Rev. Victor Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Holliday cemetery, Edward.  Mr. Griffin was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 4, 1937. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He was married to Mildred Squires Griffin, who survives. He was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Edward.  Survivors include four sons, Ervin Boomer of Silver Springs, Md., Terry Squires of Atlanta, Ga., Michael Griffin of Greenville, and John Griffin Jr. of Greensboro; three daughters, Robin Williams, Lisa Griffin and Janice McKenzie, all of Greensboro; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred Griffin of Edward; and three sisters, Sarah Ford of Edward, Viola B. Elam of Georgia, and Delzora Stilley of Blounts Creek.  The family will receive friends at the home.  A walk-in visitation will be held today from 1-8 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, August 19, 2007)

Lucille Dunbar Griffin

ELIZABETH CITY - Lucille Dunbar “Grandma Lucy” Griffin, 94, passed away February 18, 2007 at the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, NC.  Mrs. Griffin was born in Royal, NC, on November 10, 1912, the youngest of eight children (six of whom lived), she was the daughter of the late Hertford and Julie Dunbar and the widow of the late John Griffin, all of Scranton, NC.  She lived in Scranton, NC, until 1972, when she moved to Elizabeth City. She had three great loves in life; her family, her church, and her college. She was baptized at the age of 12 and was active in the Scranton Christian Church during her years there. After moving to Elizabeth City, she was active at the Elizabeth City Church of Christ until the founding of Towne South Church of Christ, where she maintained membership until the time of her death. She also enjoyed attending South Mills Church of Christ on Sunday evenings.  From the time she first served as a camp mother at Camp Roanoke on the campus of Roanoke Bible College in 1954, she had a love affair with Roanoke Bible College. Upon moving to Elizabeth City, she served as assistant bookstore manager. Upon retirement, she began volunteering in the cafeteria, a job she continued until her entering the hospital in late January. She considered all the students her grandchildren — hence, “Grandma Lucy.”  Surviving is her son, William A. “Bill” Griffin and his wife Trish, of Elizabeth City; her grandchildren, Mark Griffin and his wife Susan, of Palm City, FL., Carol Flowers and her husband Danny of Elizabeth City, her great-grandchildren, Colton Griffin of Palm City, FL., Kristen and Cassidy Flowers, of Elizabeth City; and special nieces and nephews, as well as her wider family of RBC alumni. She was predeceased by one great-grandson, Jake Griffin, as well as all her siblings: Lillian Dunbar Hollowell, Margaret Dunbar Bing, Allene Dunbar Credle, Kenneth Dunbar, and Keith Dunbar.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday February 21, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Blanton Center at Roanoke Bible College with Ronnie Woolard officiating. A funeral service will also be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the West Belhaven Church of Christ in Belhaven, NC. Burial will be in the Belhaven Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, on Tuesday evening February 20, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and following the services in Elizabeth City and Belhaven, and other times at the home of her son, at 715 First Street, Elizabeth City.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is assisting the Griffin family with arrangements.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, February 20, 2007)

Margaret Underwood Griffin

Mrs. Margaret Underwood Griffin, age 90, a former resident of Belhaven, died peacefully Sunday, September 5, 2010 after a full and happy life.   Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Belhaven Community Cemetery in Belhaven conducted by Michael Isbell.  Mrs. Griffin was born in Newton Grove on September 7, 1919. She was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Underwood and the eighth of nine children. Mrs. Griffin graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton, N.C. She was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church in Belhaven.  Margaret was first and foremost a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She spent most of her life working at J.D. Dawson Co. in Belhaven, N.C. and the rest of her life was dedicated to her children.  She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, James H. Griffin and loving daughter, Tennie Griffin.  She is survived by her children, Jerry Foster of Delray Beach, FL, Betty Cook of Wilmington, N.C., Jim Griffin of Chesapeake, Va., Dianne Brooks of Franklinton, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Tommy Taylor, Todd Taylor, Kathy Stefanick, Harry Cook, Heather Ott, James Brooks, Elizabeth Brooks Cox, John Brooks and numerous great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Griffin family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Marion Carroll Griffin

Marion Carroll Griffin, 76, died on October 5, 2013 after a brief illness.  He was born in Martin County on December 25, 1936 to the late James Marion and Arwilda Maude Leggett Griffin. He attended Martin County schools, graduating from Robersonville High School in 1955. On August 9, 1958, he married his high school sweetheart Sonja Harriet Taylor of Robersonville. He then joined the US Army serving our country in Korea. Upon his return, he graduated from NC State with a bachelor’s degree and later earned his Master’s Degree in Education. He started his career as an Agricultural Extension agent in Duplin County, living in Kenansville, NC for 14 years. He was very involved in the 4-H program there for many years. In 1975 he became the Agricultural Extension Chairman in Beaufort County, moving with his family to Washington, NC. He retired in 1990 after 30 years of service. He was actively involved with the Beaufort County Fair for many years coordinating the exhibits. He was also a member of the Bunyan Ruritan Club and enjoyed their monthly meals and meetings as well as their annual fundraisers. He was an avid Wolfpack fan his entire life and was a season ticket holder for football and basketball games. His love was Wolfpack basketball, despite the team’s ups and downs, and enjoyed attending games with his family in Reynolds Coliseum and the PNC Arena.  Survivors in addition to his wife are his daughters Harriet Carol Griffin and friend Sherry Salyer and Laura Griffin Hicks and son-in-law Allen Hicks; grandchildren Carter Allen Hicks and Emily Elizabeth Hicks, all of Apex; sister Janie Peel and husband Paul of Rocky Mount; Johnnie Griffin and wife Jenny of Robersonville and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends were an important part of his life. His grandchildren were the love of his life and he enjoyed spending time with them more than anything.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 8 at 2 pm at the First Christian Church of Washington. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Monday, October 7 from 6:30-8:30pm at Paul Funeral Home in Washington, NC and other times at the residence.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Griffin family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Mildred Leggett Griffin

Mrs. Mildred Leggett Griffin, age 87, a resident of the Old Ford Community, Washington, NC died Wednesday afternoon, May 6, 2009.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday May 9, 2009 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Tice Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Thomas Daniels, Daniel Smith, Adam Bunch, Ridge Hodges, Mike Taylor and Mike Hodges. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Gorham, Rusty Roberson, and Dr. William Jackson.  Mrs. Griffin was born in Beaufort County on October 24, 1921, daughter of the late Hugh Bonner Leggett and Lucy Perry Leggett. She was a homemaker, a member of Old Ford Church of Christ and Circle # 1 and former member of the Old Ford Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Griffin loved to garden and “can” her own fruits and vegetables.  On October 10, 1941, she married James William Manning who was killed in World War II on April 11, 1945. She later married Archie Benjamin Griffin on January 2, 1947 who preceded her in death on June 25, 1978.  Mrs. Griffin is survived by her children: Patsy M. Harris and her husband, Bobby; Steve L. Griffin and his wife, Pam and Shelia G. Moore and her husband, Larry all of Washington and Benny C. “Joby” Griffin and his wife, Carolyn of Williamston; her sisters: Mary Ella Daniels and Dorothy Griffin of Williamston and Becky Brown of Atlantic Beach; her grandchildren: William Robert Harris of Seattle, WA, Michelle Taylor and her husband, Mike of Williamston; Dawn Bunch and her husband, Adam of Edenton; Jamie Lyn Smith and her husband, Daniel of Chocowinity; Lauren Griffin Moore of Washington and Steven Archie Griffin of Washington. She is also survived by her great grandchildren: Holden Chase Taylor; Ava Caroline Bunch and Hudson Wrenn Smith. She was also great grandmother of the Taylor Sextuplets: Jordan Michael, Hunter Curtis, Cassandra Hope, Morgan Grace, Faith Elizabeth and Griffin Jamison Taylor, who died at birth. She is preceded in death by four brothers: Hugh Clyde Leggett, Lee Leggett, Johnny Leggett, and Jack Leggett, and three sisters, Pearl Hubbard, Carrie Hodges and Mae Roberson.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday May 8, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Shelia Moore, 403 Blount Place, Washington, NC 27889.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Griffin family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, May 8, 2009)

Nancy Perry Griffin

Mrs. Nancy Perry Griffin, age 61, a resident of 5825 US Hwy 264, West, Washington, NC died Tuesday June 19, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Friday June 22, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. Karen Crutchfield.  Nancy was born in Beaufort County on August 2, 1945 daughter of the late Hubert Alfred Perry, Sr. and the late Ruby Irene Perry. She attended Old Ford School and Washington High School. Mrs. Nancy married Joseph Lane Griffin on October 12, 1979 who survives. She was co-owner, along with her husband, of Griffin Automotive. Mrs. Nancy attended and was very active in many activities at Wharton Trinity United Methodist Church.  Survivors include Mrs. Nancy’s husband of 27 years: Joseph “Joey” Griffin of the home; two daughters: Sherry Gravely and her husband Harley of Washington and Lisa H. Alligood of Washington; a grandson: Cody Gray Alligood, who was Mrs. Nancy’s light of her life; four sisters: Jean Potts, Patsy Barrow, Carolyn Perry and Peggy Blancett and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Nancy was preceded in death, along with her parents, by two sisters: Margaret Mutherspaw, Wanda Riggleman and three brothers: John A. Perry, Carrol Perry and Hubert “Mousey” Perry, Jr.   The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday June 21, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home and at other times at the home.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Griffin family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, June 20, 2007)

Nora Mae Griffin

Mrs. Nora Mae Smith Griffin, our beloved “Noni”, age 88, a resident of 1211 Summit Ave., Washington, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. Charles M. Smith and Rev. Chris Leak.  Mrs. Griffin was born in Beaufort County on July 18, 1922 to the late Dan and Fannie Ecklin Smith. She married Walter Alligood who preceded her in death in 1970 and then married Ernest Griffin who preceded her in death in 1990.  She is survived by her adoring family which includes two daughters, Jane de Vos of Washington, Betty Harrington and husband Charles of Eden; one sister, Nancy Marks of Wilmington; two brothers, Bob Smith and wife Barbara of Raleigh, Charles M. Smith and wife Barbara of Washington, two step children, Diane Hackett and husband Jan of Reidsville, Mayo Griffin of Chapel Hill; three grandchildren, Katherine de Vos Devine and husband Robert of Durham, Charles Harrington, Jr. and fiancée Jenn Lande of Carrboro, Matt Harrington of Eden; two step grandchildren, Kimberly Nichols and husband Tony of Reidsville, Scott Hackett of Atlanta, GA; two step great grandchildren, Tori and Chelsea Nichols of Reidsville; nieces and nephews, Bryant Smith and wife Jeanie of Tarboro, Sara Marks Bason of Raleigh, Michael Smith and wife Phyllis of Statesville, Laura Smith Grimsley of Raleigh, Jay Smith and wife Holly Hollman of Falls Church, VA, Kathleen Smith of Greensboro; great nieces and nephews Alice Smith of Tarboro, Elizabeth Smith of Tarboro, Gloria Smith of Statesville, Hollman Smith of Falls Church, VA and Jameson Smith of Falls Church, VA.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church and other times at the home.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Blanks and Bliley families, Dr. Richard Young, the staff of Ridgewood Manor and the staff of Beaufort County Medical Center for their loving care and support.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Griffin family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

William Brantley Griffin

William Brantley Griffin of the 400 block of Piping Rock Road passed away Oct. 16, 2000, in a local hospital.  Born in Pantego, N.C., he retired as a foreman from Hampton Roads Sanitation and was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Gloria Griffin; four daughters, Janice Cook, Jacqueline Griffin and Alice Griffin, all of Norfolk, and Deneen Griffin-Whirley of Virginia Beach; a son, Reggie Griffin of Norfolk; his father, Leroy Griffin; a sister, Lossie Griffin Davis of Pantego, N.C.; four brothers, Theodore Griffin of Columbus, Ga., the Rev. George R. Griffin of Portsmouth, Melvin Griffin and Horace Griffin of Pantego; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of sisters-in-law, nieces, other relatives and friends.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church by the Rev. George Griffin. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Cemetery. A Christian wake will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Graves Funeral Home Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 19, 2000; pg. B8)

Edna Latham Grimes

Mrs. Edna Latham Grimes, age 79, a resident of 113 Bruton Circle, River Hills, Greenville and former resident of East 9th Street, Washington, died Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2006 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Pastor Ken Cash. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. The following will serve as pallbearers: Brian Pollard, Kevin Pollard, Benjamin Litsinberger, Corey Jackson, Royal Mitchell and Robert Morris.  Mrs. Grimes was born in Beaufort County on April 4, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Dempsey Blake Latham and Louise Keech Latham. Mrs. Grimes graduated from Oak City High School and the Beaufort County Business School. She was a bookkeeper for Everett Truck Lines and Elks Trucking Company. Mrs. Grimes was a member of the Historical Society of Beaufort County.  On July 19, 1947, Mrs. Grimes married Raby Jones Grimes, who preceded her in death, January 15, 2006.  Survivors include one son, John Earl Grimes of Washington; four daughters, Raby Carol Grimes, Nancy Grimes Smith and her husband, James, and Lisa Grimes Moore all of Greenville; Donna Grimes Pollard and her husband, Eric of Charlotte; two brothers, D.B. Latham and his wife, Molly of Tarboro, John C. Latham and his wife, Donna of Orlando, FL; three sisters, Ann Bell and her husband, Franklin of Belhaven, Shirley Baker of Washington, and Barbara English and her husband, Warren of New Orleans, LA; nine grandchildren, Corey Jackson, Kasi Grimes, Melissa Lopez, Jennifer Mitchell, Stephanie Schleicher, Brian Pollard, Kevin Pollard, Benjamin Litsinberger, and John Allen Moore Jr.; and three great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Grimes was preceded in death by two brothers, Alex Latham and Bobby Latham.  The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at her home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Grimes family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, August 18, 2006)

James Robert Grimes

Mr. James Robert "Bob" Grimes, age 65, a resident of the Sterling House, Greenville, NC, and a former resident of Plymouth, NC died Friday, October 5, 2012. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Rev. Brett Hedgepeth. A private interment will take place at the Grimes Family Cemetery (The Grimes Plantation). The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 2:45 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy. 264 E., Washington, NC. The family will also receive friends at the home of Ed & Martha Harding, 215 Pamlico Dr., Washington, NC.   Mr. Grimes was born on April 27, 1947 in Beaufort County, son of the late Bryan and Bobby Musgrave Grimes. He graduated from East Carolina University and retired from Weyerhaeuser after 28 years of employment in the drafting department. Mr. Grimes was a member of Ft. Branch Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of American Revolution and Stars and Bars and a past member of the Rams Club.  Mr. Grimes is survived by his brothers, John W. Grimes and wife Connie of Washington and William Demsie Grimes and wife Myrtle of Mockville and his sister, Martha Grimes Harding and her husband Ed of Washington and 3 nieces and 3 nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Grimes was preceded in death by his brother Bryan Grimes, Jr.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

 Robert C. Grimes

Mr. Robert C. Grimes of 6199 Clarks Neck Road, Washington, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Little Grove Holiness Church with pastor Goldie Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery.  Mr. Grimes was born July 9, 1947, the son of the late Leroy and Alberta Barnhill Grimes. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He was married to Mary W. Grimes, who survives.  Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Grimes and Nakia G. Davis, both of Washington; one son, Michael Brown of Pittsburg, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Cynthia Waters and Maurisa Pritchard, both of Greenville; three stepsons, Leo V. White, Calvin Griffin and Theodore Griffin, all of Greenville; four sisters, Betsy White of Washington, Dorothy Grimes of Greenville, Edna Stokes of Newark, N.J., and Shirley Smith of Bloomfield, N.J.; one brother, Willie B. Grimes of Washington; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Grayson and Alice Marie Grimes and four brothers, Leroy Grimes Jr., Edward L. Grimes, Walter Grimes and Willie J. Grimes.  Viewing will take place today from 2-6 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, December 12, 2008)

William Earl Grimes

William Earl Grimes of the 1000 block of Owl's Creek Lane died May 6, 1999.  Born in Aurora, N.C., he was retired from Sea Fair International Union and also worked for Princess Anne Recreation Center.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth W. Grimes of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Ruth Motley of Virginia Beach; a son, David Allen of Virginia Beach; three adopted sons, Sgt. Yaphet Grimes of Twentynine Palms, Calif., Hamadi Grimes and Philip Grimes, both of Virginia Beach; a sister, Ina Bryant of Aurora, N.C.; two brothers, Dick Grimes of New York and Carlton Grimes of Norfolk; an aunt, Louise Collins of Philadelphia; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rehoboth Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Harry Poole. Burial will be in Wheaton Family Cemetery, Virginia Beach. Community Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 11, 1999; pg. B9)

 Annie Belle Nobles Grissom

Mrs. Annie Belle Nobles Grissom, age 91, a resident of 301 Haw Branch Road, Chocowinity, died Friday, November 21, 2008 at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Chocowinity, conducted by Dr. Richard Sheriff and Rev. Roger Haithcock. Burial followed in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  The following served as pallbearers: Steven Grissom, Joey Grissom, Milton Keeter, Jr., George Mading, Fentress Chappell, Dempsey Elks, David Elks, Phillip Grissom and Gabe Grissom.  Mrs. Grissom was born in Beaufort County on August 23, 1917. She was the daughter of the late George P. Nobles and Lucy Buck Nobles. Mrs. Grissom was a homemaker. She was a member of Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church and attended First Baptist Church in Chocowinity.  Mrs. Grissom was married to Arthur Willard Grissom, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include a son, Willard O. Grissom of Chocowinity; a daughter, Carolyn Haddock of Winterville; eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Grissom was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Lucille Elks; three brothers, Johnnie Nobles, Willie Nobles, and George Nobles, Jr.; and three sisters, Minnie Nobles Elks, Vera Nobles Boyd, and Esther Nobles Thompson.  The family received friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Willard and Judy Grissom, 256 Haw Branch Road, Chocowinity, N.C. 27817.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Grissom family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, November 25, 2008)

Elizabeth Wainwright Grissom

Mrs. Elizabeth Wainwright Grissom, age 65, a resident of 1610 Dan Taylor Road, Washington, NC died Wednesday evening, July 4, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday July 7, 2007 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Jim Perry, Isabel Perez, Paul Perry, Doug Perry, Rusty Roberson and Junior Wainwright will serve as pallbearers. Georgia Torres, Ella Mae Woolard, Geraldine Carawan and Jeanette Singleton will serve as honorary pallbearers. Mrs. Grissom was born in Beaufort County on March 17, 1942, daughter of Fannie Mae Tetterton Wainwright and the late Floyd Earl Wainwright. On August 20, 1959, she married Herman Winstead Grissom, Sr. who preceded her in death on November 5, 2006. She was a homemaker and a member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a former volunteer at Ridgewood and a former member of the Beaufort County Grange.  She is survived by her children: Terry G. Boyd and her husband, Jerry; Effie G. Beddard and her husband, Ray and Herman W. Grissom, Jr. and his wife, Kim all of Washington; her grandchildren: Christopher Lewis, Heather Lewis, Ashley Grissom, Natalie Grissom, and Morgan Boyd; her step grandchildren: Emily Beddard and Mallory Beddard; her great grandchild: Chris Allen, Jr.; her brothers: Jesse James “Buddy” Wainwright, Billy Jack Wainwright, Floyd Henry Wainwright and Glenn Edward Wainwright; her sisters: Fannie Earl Toler and Linda Faye Alligood and her mother: Fannie Mae Tetterton Wainwright. In addition to her husband and father, she is preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Ray Wainwright and a grandson: Daniel Lloyd Lewis.  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Grissom Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 6, 2007)

Herman Winstead Grissom

Mr. Herman Winstead Grissom, age 79, a resident of 1610 Dan Taylor Road, Washington died Sunday, November 5, 2006 at his home.   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2006 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington conducted by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Paul Perry, Doug Perry, Jimmie Perry, Windell Carawan, Trent Carawan and Isabel Perez. Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Roberson, Georgia Jackson, Geraldine Carawan and Ella Mae Woolard.  Mr. Grissom was born in Beaufort County on July 17, 1927. He was the son of the late James Hester Grissom and Effie Edwards Grissom. Mr. Grissom served in the U.S. Army during World War II and Korea. He was a retired farmer and a member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church.  On August 20, 1959, Mr. Grissom married the former Elizabeth Wainwright, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Terry B. Boyd and her husband, Jerry, Effie G. Beddard and her husband, Ray, all of Washington; one son, Herman Grissom, Jr. and his wife, Kim of Washington; five grandchildren, Christopher Lewis, Heather Lewis, Ashley Grissom, Natalie Grissom and Morgan Boyd; two step grandchildren, Emily and Mallory Beddard and one great grandchild, Chris Allen Lewis, Jr.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Grissom was preceded in death by a grandchild, Daniel Lloyd Lewis; two sisters, Julie Grissom Hammack and Hazel Gray Grissom; and two brothers, James Randal Grissom and Jasper Holt Grissom.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, November 7, 2006)

James Monnie Grissom
April 29, 1965 - July 03, 2013

Mr. James Monnie Grissom, age 48, a resident of 113 Charlotte Street, Hamlet, NC, died Wednesday July 3, 2013.  Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Monday July 8, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm Monday prior to the service at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is serving the Grissom family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Carolyn Adams Grist

Mrs. Carolyn Adams Grist, age, 75, a resident of 160 Washington Harbour, died Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, conducted by Rev. Daryl Evans and Sam Grist. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Alden P. Grimes, Sam G. Grimes, Samuel Latham Grimes, James Grist Leach, Junius D. Grimes and William R. Roberson IV.   Mrs. Grist was born in Rocky Mount on September 20, 1931. She was the daughter of the late E. Bryan Adams and Mildred Carawan Adams. Mrs. Grist was a realtor, worked for the Heart Association and operated antique shops. She was an avid bridge player. Mrs. Grist was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Grist was married to Shepherd Russell “Shep” Grist, who preceded her in death, November 25, 2006.  Survivors include three daughters, Vicky G. Barris and her husband, Robert of Buxton, N.C., Lucy G. Walker and her husband, Larry of Washington, Jami G. Burns and her husband, Gary of Chapel Hill; one brother, Joy S. Adams of Rotonda West, FL; five grandchildren, Adam Grist Barris, Shelley Selby and her husband, Daniel, Mary Carolyn Walker, Catherine Shepherd Burns, Stephen Grist Burns; and one great grandchild, Sidney Ray Selby.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Monday at the home, 160 Washington Harbour, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Grist family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, February 12, 2007)

Shepherd Russell Grist

Mr. Shepherd Russell Grist, age 77, a former resident of 2123 North Market Street, Washington, NC died Saturday November 25, 2006 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday November 29, 2006 at the First Presbyterian Church of Washington officiated by Rev. Dr. William L. Hufham. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Mr. Grist’s nephews: Alden P. Grimes, Samuel G. Grimes, Samuel L. Grist, James G. Leach, Churchill B. Grimes and Junius D. Grimes will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Grist was born in Beaufort County on October 9, 1929 son of the late Samuel Latham Grist Sr. and the late Olivia Russell Grist. He was a 1948 graduate of Washington High School and attended UNC Chapel Hill until his U.S. Army National Guard unit was deployed to Germany during the Korean War. Mr. Grist married the former Carolyn L. Adams on May 31, 1951 who survives. Following his military service Mr. Grist earned his BS degree at the former East Carolina Teachers College. He was a junior high school teacher at Chocowinity and later at Washington before earning his Master’s degree from University of Michigan. Mr. Grist then served as the guidance counselor with Washington High School from 1960 to 1968. He then became the principal of P.S. Jones Junior High School from 1968 until his retirement in 1989. Following his retirement Mr. Grist continued working in the education field as the Beaufort County Assistant Superintendent until his second retirement in 1994. Mr. Grist was a member of the Down East Senior Club and a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder.  Surviving along with his wife are three daughters: Vicky G. Barris and her husband Robert of Buxton, NC, Lucy G. Walker and her husband Larry of Washington and Jami G. Burns and her husband Gary of Chapel Hill; five grandchildren: Adam Grist Cash Barris, Shelley Walker Selby and her husband Daniel, Mary Carolyn Walker, Catherine Shepherd Burns and Stephen Grist Burns and one great granddaughter: Sidney Ray Selby. Mr. Grist was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel Latham Grist, Jr. and James Reading Grist and by one sister, Lily Grist Grimes.  The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday November 28, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Mrs. Carolyn Grist located at 160 Washington Harbour.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Grist family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, November 28, 2006)

Joseph Douglas Grizzard

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Joseph Douglas "Joe" Grizzard, 63, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007, after a lengthy battle with cancer. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Washington Assembly of God Church, 2029 W. 5th St., Hwy 264 W. Washington, by the Rev. Kenneth Pritchard. Chris Smith, Kevin Mills, Blair Neal, David Cooper, Billy Grizzard Jr. and A.J. Baker will serve as pallbearers. William "Tootie" White will serve as honorary pallbearer. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum at Pinewood Memorial Park in Greenville. Mr. Grizzard, a native of Greene County, spent his youth in Pitt County in the Pactolus community. He resided in the Black Jack community until 1977, when he moved to Washington, where he owned and operated AAA Glass Service, Inc, until his retirement in 2002. He served in the United States Army from 1966-1968, in Vietnam from 1967-1968. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Combat Infantryman Badge (first award), Bronze Star Medal, First Class Gunner (M-60), First Class Marksman (M-16), First Class Sharpshooter (M-140). He attended the Washington Assembly of God, was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans of America, and the 196th Light Infantry Brigade Assoc. He was an active member of both the National and Coastal Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur Alonzo and Camilla Clayborne Grizzard; and a brother, Bobby Grizzard. Surviving are his wife, Margrie Mills Grizzard; a son, M. Douglas Grizzard and partner, Floyd R. Sutton Jr., of Chocowinity; four sisters, Shirley G. Culverhouse of Geneva, Ala., Francis Glisson and husband, David, of Grimesland, Ethel G. West of Greenville, and Faye Hardee and husband, Jerry, of Greenville; three brothers, Billy Grizzard and wife, Ruby, of Grifton, Donald Grizzard and wife, Linda Faye, of Greenville, and Wilbur "Bud" Grizzard Jr. and wife, Arselita, of Washington; Visitation will be tonight from 6 Ð 8 in the Washington Assembly of God Church. The family will also receive friends in the Family Life Center of the Washington Assembly of God today from 1 - 4 p.m.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - Friday, June 15, 2007)

Byrle Ellsworth Gross

A graveside service for Mr. Byrle Ellsworth Gross will be held at 11 a.m. today at Belhaven Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the graveside service until 2 p.m. at the home of Hilda Foreman Allen, 8899 Railroad Bed Road, Pantego.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Gross family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, May 28, 2011)

Mary Emma Grove

Mary Emma Grove, 91, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Nov. 14, 1989) in Huntington, W.Va. She was born in Aurora, N.C., and came to this area in 1974. She was a member of the Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, Seminole, and of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a son, Miller H. Grove, Huntington; a daughter, Mary Virginia Clark, DeLand; three grandchildren, Josephine Kendall, Huntington, Steven A. Clark, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Ronald Clark, Princess Anne, Md.; and two great-grandchildren. Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington.  (St. Petersburg, Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – November 19, 1989)

Earl Guilford

Mr. Earl Guilford, 79, of 29 Jasmine Drive, Chocowinity, died Wednesday, April 25, 2007.  A funeral was conducted April 30, 2007, in Back Swamp Disciple Church with pastor Derrick L. Wilkins officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Guilford was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 22, 1928. He was the son of the late Laura and Amos Guilford. He was married to the former Mary L. Tucker, who preceded him in death. On June 12, 1997, he married the former Ruth Coleman, who survives. He had been employed with the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Back Swamp Disciple Church.  Survivors include 10 children, Madelyne Daniels, Elaine Gerty, Bonnie Jordan and Ronnie Guilford, all of Daytona Beach, Fla., Joann Guilford of Brooklyn, N.Y., Gloria Morrison of Havelock, Linda Daniels and William Guilford, both of Washington, and Thomas E. Guilford and George Amos Guilford; three stepchildren, Caroline Coleman and Willie Coleman, both of Greenville, and Johnny Coleman of Texas; one grandchild raised as a son, Harry Simpson III; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Earl T. Guilford Jr. and one stepson, Clarence Tucker.  Arrangements were by Manson Mortuary, Williamston.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, May 1, 2007)

 Joe Fox Gunter

Mr. Joe Fox Gunter, 81, of 979 Railroad St., Belhaven, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Saint James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Elder Barry James officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery.  Mr. Gunter was born in Wilson County on Feb. 12, 1927. He was the son of the late Albert and Bessie Nelson. He attended the Wilson County Schools. He was married to Mozella Parker Gunter, who survives.  Survivors include four sisters, Shirley White of Fayetteville, Bessie M. Nelson of Wilson, Alberta Hardy of Queens, N.Y., and Margarette Diggins of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; and two brothers, Arvis Nelson and Albert Nelson Jr., both of Wilson.  The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, May 2, 2008)

Bobby Joe Gurganus

Mr. Bobby Joe Gurganus, age 60, a resident of 17271 Governor Harrison Parkway, Freeman, VA died Thursday February 10, 2011 at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center of Richmond, VA.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday February 13, 2011 at the First Church of Christ of Washington officiated by Steve Hill and Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Grover S. Woolard, Lee Cutler, Jerry O. Howell, Johnny Woolard, Robert Earl Weathersby and Eddie Gurganus will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Gurganus was born in Beaufort County on July 24, 1950 son of the late Joseph Owen Gurganus and the late Thelma Heath Gurganus. He attended Washington High School and married the former Judith O’Brien Cratch on December 21, 1969 who survives. Mr. Gurganus was a regional sales manager with Barnes Transportation Services in Wilson, NC.  Surviving along with Mr. Gurganus’ wife Judy of the home is a daughter: Heather Nikol Endres of Roanoke Rapids; a sister: Jackie Cutler of Monroe and four grandchildren: Cody Mateo Marquez, Alexander Cameron Marquez, Johnathan Endres and Ryan Michael Endres.  The family will receive friends 1:00 PM until the funeral hour Sunday at First Church of Christ.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Gurganus family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Doris Winifred Wynne Gurganus

Mrs. Doris Winifred Wynne Gurganus, 88, died Thursday, July 12, 2007, at Britthaven of Washington.  Mrs. Gurganus was born May 26, 1919, in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Octavis Battle Wynne and Clara Cutler Wynne. She married Joseph Vernon Gurganus who preceded her in death. Survivors include son Joseph Vernon Gurganus, Jr. and daughter-in-law Harriet Joan Gurganus, and son Frederic Wynne Gurganus. She is also survived by grandchildren Martin Douglas Gurganus, Sr. and wife Carla Michele Gurganus, and Jeffrey Neil Gurganus and wife Julia Smith Gurganus; great-grandchildren Martin Douglas Gurganus, Jr., Daniel Paul Gurganus, Michael Joseph Gurganus, Natalie Erin Gurganus, and Megan Wynne Gurganus; nieces and nephews Mary Wynne Vaughan, Octavia Bost, and Francis Wynne. She was preceded in death by sisters Lucy Wynne Vaughan, Jeanne Wynne Hodges, Margaret Wynne Gaskins; brothers, Octavius Battle Wynne, Jr. and Frederic Thomas Wynne, and a nephew, James Eugene Hodges.  A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2007, for the immediate family.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Gurganus family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, July 14, 2007)

Emma Ruth Lancaster Gurganus

Mrs. Emma Ruth “Trudy” Lancaster Gurganus, age 86, a resident of 1141 Water Road, Washington, NC, died Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital of Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held 2:00p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Kent Gurganus. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Floyd Gurganus, Bud Brooks, Samuel Smith, Beau Swazzo, Bryant Hardison and Billy Thomas will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Gurganus was born in Beaufort County, NC on December 23, 1925 to the late William Henry Lancaster and Emma Mears Lancaster. On September 4, 1951, she married Luther Lee Gurganus, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Gurganus was a homemaker, a former member of the Beaufort County Grange and a member of Athen’s Chapel Church of Christ.  Mrs. Gurganus is survived by two children; Anna Cook and husband Daniel of Elizabethtown, Ky. And Louis Gurganus and wife Polly of Monroe, NC, two sisters; Marie Larkie of Jonesboro, GA and Mae Morgan of Washington, NC, Five grandchildren; Lee Ann King, Anita Goodin, Danielle Arthur, Brandy Gurganus and Louis Paul Gurganus, Jr. and ten great grandchildren; Andrew Priddy, Logan Goodin, Matthew Cook, Trudy Arthur, Brandon Gurganus, Brooke Avant, Karly Gurganus, Sarah Gurganus, Emily Gurganus and Alan VanHoose.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Gurganus is preceded in death by two brothers; Allen Lancaster and Herndon Lancaster and a sister; Margaret Brooks.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at the home located at 1141 Water Road, Washington, NC 27889 and on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 1:00p.m. -1:45p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Gurganus family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Estelle Cahoon Gurganus

Estelle Cahoon Gurganus, age 89, a resident of 250 Lovers Lane, Washington, died Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Britthaven of Washington.   A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 26, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Woolard officiating. Frank Williams, Jr., Walter Cahoon, III, Boomer Gurganus, Michael Harding, Eddie Respess, Eddie Respess, Jr., Jason Soper, John Soper, and Sherman Cahoon, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:30 PM, Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Gurganus was born in Beaufort County on August 21, 1920 to Henry Stanley and Maggie Estella Cahoon who preceded her in death. On January 6, 1949 she married Jay Mack Gurganus who preceded her in death. Estelle retired in 1985 from Hamilton Beach after 20 years of service. She loved spending time with her family, working in her flower garden, fishing and her church. Estelle was a member of Bath Church of God.  She is survived by one son, Jay Gurganus, Jr. and wife Lucy of Washington; two daughters, Liddie Terry and husband Robert of Washington and Joyce Williams and husband Frank of Washington; one brother, Bill Cahoon of Washington; one sister, Fannie Sutton of Elizabeth City; eight grandchildren, Eddie Respess, Wanda Cahoon, Michelle Soper, Linda Williams, Frank Williams, Jr. Jesse Buck, Jay Gurganus, III and Tracy Gurganus and 14 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Respess and two brothers, Edward and James Cahoon.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Forrest Willard Gurganus

Mr. Forrest Willard Gurganus, age 81, a resident of 3246 Mary’s Chapel Church Rd. Aurora, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Mary’s Chapel Christian Church and will be conducted by Mike Oliver. Burial will follow in the Cuthrell Cemetery. Johnny Woolard, Eddie Gurganus, Tom Walker, Jon Brinson, Jason Wank and Kenny Asby will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Gurganus was born in Pitt Co. on October 24, 1927 to the late David and Carrie Dixon Gurganus. On June 27, 1964 he married Adelene Mae Bennett who survives. He was a 1949 graduate of Belvoir High School and was a member of Mary’s Chapel Christian Church.  Survivors include his wife Adelene B. Gurganus of the home, one daughter; Olivia Leggett and husband Johnny of Washington, one son; William Leary and wife Patsy of Washington; four grandchildren, Tripp Leggett, Misty Norman, Shane Leary, Sharon Humes, five great grandchildren; three brothers; Ray Gurganus of Washington, Russell Gurganus of Washington, David Gurganus of Greenville and one sister; Margaret Woolard of Washington. Mr. Gurganus was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.  The family will receive friends at the home, 3246 Mary’s Chapel Church Rd. Aurora.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gurganus family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 31, 2009)

Helen Wright Dail Gurganus

Mrs. Helen Wright Dail Gurganus, age 68, a resident of 241 Chandler Road, Vanceboro, NC died Wednesday March 10, 2010 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:30PM Friday March 12, 2010 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Washington officiated by Rev. Henry Horne. Kenny Gaskins, Randy Roberson, Brandon Smith, Austin Smith, Kendell Smith and Joshua Gaskins will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Gurganus was born in Asheboro, NC on June 12, 1941 daughter of the late Carl Lee Wright and Mabel Claire VonCannon, who survives. She was a 1959 graduate of Chocowinity High School. On April 14, 1990 she married Robert F. Gurganus, Jr., who survives. Mrs. Gurganus worked as a hair stylist in the Washington area for over 30 years. She was presently employed as a night stocker at Wal-Mart of Washington. She was a member of Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to her husband and mother of the home, Mrs. Gurganus is survived by a son; Carl “Alton” Smith and wife Christy of Dobson, NC, a daughter; Crystal Smith Gaskins and husband Kenny of Washington, NC, a step-son; Robert K. Gurganus and wife Becky Jo of Bear Grass, NC three brothers; Darrell Wright of Efland, NC, Bill Wright and wife Janice of Asheboro, NC and J.B. “Cotton” Wright and wife Elaine of Supply, NC, five grandchildren; Brandon ,Austin and Kendell Smith, Megan and Joshua Gaskins, four step-grandchildren; Laura Beth, Andrew, Kaylan and Michael Gurganus.  In addition to her father, Mrs. Gurganus is preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Edwards. The family will receive friends on Friday March 12, 2010 from 1:00-2:00PM at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Gurganus family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, March 11, 2010)

Mable Marie Gurganus

Ms. Mable Marie Gurganus, age 80, a resident of 208 Village Circle, Washington died Monday December 25, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday December 27, 2006 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Marty Alligood.  Ms. Gurganus was born in Pitt County on April 21, 1926, daughter of the late Dave and Carrie Dixon Gurganus. She retired on May 31, 1988 from Beaufort County Nursing Home where she was employed for 15 years as a nursing assistant. Ms. Gurganus was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church.  She is survived by her brothers: David J. Gurganus of Greenville, NC, Willard Gurganus of Aurora, NC; Russell Gurganus and Ray Gurganus both of Washington, NC; her sisters: Carrie G. Hudnell of Virginia Beach, VA and Margaret G. Woolard of Washington, NC and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brothers: Joe Gurganus and Dewey Gurganus and her sister: Mary Weathersby.  The family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 PM on Wednesday prior to the service at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gurganus Family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, December 27, 2006)

Marjorie Guthrie Gurganus

Mrs. Marjorie Guthrie Gurganus, age 74, a resident of 2023 Old Bath Hwy. Washington, died Sunday December 13, 2009 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Asbury United Methodist Church and will be conducted by Rev. Robert Shelton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Lane Alligood, Bill Scott Cutler, Joe Price, Donald Smith, Trey Watkins and Tyler Watkins will serve as pallbearers.  rs. Gurganus was born in Beaufort County on March 31, 1935 to the late Joseph Edmund Guthrie and Brownley Alligood Guthrie. She was a 1953 graduate of Washington High School and retired as a bookkeeper for Mason Lumber Company in 1997. On August 10, 1957 she married Dalton Ray Gurganus who survives. Mrs. Gurganus was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church where she served as organist for 35 years.  Survivors include her husband, Dalton Ray Gurganus of the home; two daughters, Sherrie Watkins and husband Les of Raleigh, Tammy Rae Waters and husband Dwight of Washington and five grandchildren, Tyler Watkins, Trey Watkins, Camryn Watkins, Lee Waters and Dusty Waters. She was preceded in death by twin sons, Joseph Edmund Gurganus and Dalton Jay Gurganus.  he family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Gurganus family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Elizabeth Tetterton Gurganus

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Tetterton Gurganus, age 86, a resident of 105 Shore Drive, Bath, died Thursday, November 2, 2006 at her home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2006 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Pastor Curtis White. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Bobby Jarman, grandsons Billy Bunn Jr., Chip Edwards, Charles Clark, Greg Rayburn and great grandsons Terence Wallace, Kristopher Wold, and Derek Wold. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandsons Curby Clark, Gavin Rayburn, Connor Edwards, and great granddaughters, Alexia Clark and Savannah Bunn.  Mrs. Gurganus was born in Beaufort County on May 25, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd Sylvester Tetterton and Lucy Elizabeth Watson Tetterton. Mrs. Gurganus was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of Beaufort County. She was a member of the Bath Christian Church and the C.W.F. Circle #2. Mrs. Gurganus loved camping and dancing. She was “a very loving and family oriented woman.” She was known as “Nanny” to many in the community.  On December 12, 1940, she married Robert Mitchell Gurganus, who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Gurganus is survived by two daughters, Peggy Joyce Gurganus Bunn and her husband, Billy Chris Bunn, Mary Lynn Gurganus Edwards and her husband, Charles “Skipper” Edwards, all of Bath; a brother, J.T. Tetterton of Belhaven, NC; two sisters, Mamie Nobles of Pantego, NC, Ruby Slade of Bath, NC; four grandsons; Billy Bunn Jr., Chip Edwards, Charles Clark, and Greg Rayburn; five granddaughters, Yvonne Bunn Wold, Tina Clark, Anita Rayburn, Jennifer Bunn and Mandy Edwards; six great grandsons, Terence Wallace, Kristopher Wold, Derek Wold, Curby Clark, Gavin Rayburn, Connor Edwards; and two great granddaughters, Savannah Bunn and Alexia Clark.  Mrs. Gurganus was preceded in death by two brothers, Julius Tetterton and Lloyd N. Tetterton.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 105 Shore Drive, Bath.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gurganus family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, November 3, 2006)

Matilda Josephine Radcliffe Gurganus

Mrs. Matilda Josephine “Tillie” Radcliffe Gurganus, age 72, a resident of Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, NC peacefully slipped from this world to be with her Lord Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at her home with family by her side.  A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday September 8, 2006 at Free Union Original Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Woodrow Freeze, III. Burial will follow in the Radcliffe Family Cemetery.  Mrs. Tillie was born in Beaufort County on June 24, 1934 daughter of the late David Gray Radcliffe and the late Mildred Josephine Windley Radcliffe. She was a 1952 graduate of the former Pantego High School. Mrs. Tillie married James Robert “Jim” Gurganus on July 11, 1952 who preceded her in death on January 9, 2005. She was an accounting comptroller with Colorcraft in Norfolk at the time of her retirement in January of 1985. Mrs. Tillie was a member of Free Union Original Free Will Baptist Church, a member of Free Union’s ladies auxiliary, the Adult Sunday School Class and was a church pianist. Mrs. Tillie was a member of the Mt. Olive College Foundation and had coordinated her church fundraising campaign for Mount Olive.  Mrs. Tillie is survived by a special niece: Mary Lee Ratcliff along with numerous nieces and nephews and was preceded in death by all of her brothers and sisters.  The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday September 7, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gurganus family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, September 6, 2006)

Archie R. Gurkin

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Archie R. Gurkin, 90, died Friday, May 14, 2010. Mr. Gurkin was born in Pinetown, NC to the late James and Martha Cutler Gurkin. He served in the US Army during WWII and was a Pearl Harbor survivor and recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Gurkin was a member of the VFW Post 4809 and the DAV Post 26. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 yrs. Margarite Gurkin; sons Robert A.K. Gurkin Sr. and George A.P. Gurkin; son-in-law Roger T. Fantom. Survivors include his daughter Ricky Ann Fantom; daughter-in-laws Millie Gurkin and Myong Gurkin. Five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and a very close and loving friend, Diane Griggs. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Friday at 12 p.m. at A.G. Horton Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Suffolk, Va.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 19, 2010)

James Herbert Gurkin

CHOCOWINITY - James Herbert "Foggy" Gurkin, 63, of 1600 Cotton Patch Road, retired distribution manager, PCS Phosphate, died Monday, January 29, 2001 at home. He was born July 25, 1937 in Martin County to Raymond and Louise Manning Gurkin. He was a member of Maple Grove Christian Church, veteran of the US Army, graduate of Williamston High School and NC State University, member of the Board of Directors Coastal Conservation Association, a member of several surf fish clubs. He married Jean Cratch Gurkin on June 11, 1999 who survives.  Survivors in addition to his wife, step-daughter, Olivia Mills of Wilmington; mother, Louise Manning Gurkin of Williamston; sister, Crissie Gurkin Hardison and husband Willie of Williamston; niece, Holly Hardison Revels and husband Brad; great-niece, Lily Gray Revels; great-nephew, James William Revels; close friend, Bob Parker of Chocowinity.  Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001 at Maple Grove Christian Church with Richard Smartnick and Tony Varner officiating. Burial, Tice Cemetery.  Arrangements by Biggs Funeral Home, Williamston.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – February 1, 2001)

Marie Louise Jamsems Gurkin

Mrs. Marie Louise Jamsems Gurkin, age 83, a resident of 425 Long Ridge Road, Pinetown, NC died Saturday December 18, 2010 at her home.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday December 22, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Kent Gurganus Wayne Jocelyn and Rev. William Bill Mobley. Burial will follow in the Boyd Family Cemetery of Pinetown.  Mrs. Gurkin was born in Belgium on January 23, 1927 daughter of the late Victor Jamsems and the late Dena Bosmans Jamsems. She met the love of her life, Hilton Gray Gurkin, Sr., while he was serving his country overseas. They both returned to Mr. Gurkin’s native Beaufort County. Mrs. Gurkin was a member of Pinetown Church of Christ.  Survivors include two sons: Hilton Gray Gurkin of Pinetown and Horace Edward Gurkin of Ontario, California; six grandchildren; a special caregiver and nurse: Wendy Ditto, which the family is thankful for her kindness and care; five brothers of Belgium and one sister of Belgium. Mrs. Gurkin was preceded in death by a daughter: Lessette G. Byrne.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday December 21, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington at other times at the home of Mrs. Gurkin’s son, Hilton, located at 437 Long Ridge Road, Pinetown, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Gurkin family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Juanita Beddard Gurkins

Ms. Juanita B. Gurkins, age 75, a resident of Sixth Street, Washington, NC died Thursday, July 7, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, officiated by Rev. Ray Faircloth Sr. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the funeral home.  Ms. Gurkins was born on August 14, 1935 in Pitt County, NC, daughter of the late William I. Beddard and Janie Parrott Beddard. She was married to E. S. Gurkins, who preceded her in death. Ms. Gurkins was a caregiver for her granddaughter and was employed by Pinnacle Home Health in Greenville and Hamilton Beach for 38 years. She attended Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ahoskie. Ms. Gurkins was privileged to go back to school at the age of 69 and received her GED.  Survivors include her son, Robert E. Knox of Washington, NC; two daughters, Sue Faucette of Chocowinity, NC and Iris Young of Rocky Mount, NC; a brother, William Earl Beddard of Savannah, GA; four sisters, Rose Main of Washington, NC, Mary Lou Paszt of Wilson, NC, Delore Edwards of Chocowinity, NC and Alice Norman of Aurora, NC; nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul Anthony Knox, a daughter Teresa K. Smith, two sisters, Lucretia Buck and Betty Jean Daniels and two brothers, Ivey Beddard and Danny Ray Beddard.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Gurkins family.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Billy Ray Gurley

Mr. Billy Ray Gurley, age 47, a resident of Bath died Tuesday August 26, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville. A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday August 28, 2014 at Edwards Cemetery of Chocowinity officiated by Pastor Ron Estes.  The family will receive friends at the home of Billy’s mother-in-law: Lila Manning located at 2220 Gray Road, Chocowinity, NC.  Billy was born in Johnston County on October 4, 1966 son of the late Rayford Louis Gurley and Ruth Ann Gurley who survives. He attended Bath High School and married the former Ellen Marie Manning on November 2, 1987 who survives. Billy was a customer service associate at Lowe’s of Washington and attended Breath of God Outreach of New Bern.  Surviving along with Billy’s wife Ellen Marie of the home and mother: Ruth Ann Gurley of Bath are a son: Joshua Carl Whitfield of Grimesland; a brother: Louis Ray Gurley of Bath; his grandmother Ruth Kilby; a nephew: Michael Gurley of Greenville and his mother-in-law: Lila Manning of Chocowinity. Billy was predeceased by a brother: Jimmy Wayne Gurley.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Billy’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Walter S. Gust (Lt. Col., Ret.)

Lt. Col. Walter S. Gust, 82, of Washington, NC died at home with his family on Monday, November 1, 2010. Walt is survived by his wife of 58 years, Colette M. (Herlan) Gust, their children W. William and Mary Gust of Roanoke, VA; Cynthia (Gust) and Daniel Ellert of Annandale, VA; Mary-Colette(Gust) and Robert Donovan of Centreville, VA. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy (Gust) Lexo in 2007. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; and a younger brother, Jarvis E. Gust of Fayetteville, NC.  Walt was born on September 24, 1928 in Fayetteville, NC to Walter and Thelma Gust. He entered the Army in 1948 and began a distinguished career in the Army Signal Corps. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as well as during the Congo civil war. Walter met Colette Herlan on July 4th, 1950 in NYC and married in June 1952. Together they raised a family moving to assignments in Ft. Monmouth, NJ, Ft. Benning, GA; Taipei, Taiwan; Stuttgart, Germany; MacDill AFB, FL and finally at the Defense Communication Agency in Washington, DC. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, Army Commendations, Meritorious Service, and the Department of Defense Joint Service Commendations medals among others. After retiring from the Army in 1971 as a Lieutenant Colonel, Walt began a second career with the Veteran’s Administration (VA) and served as Deputy Director of Telecommunications implementing the first Government internet and e-mail communications system. In 1989, Walt retired from the VA, receiving the Distinguished Career award. He and Colette moved to Washington, NC and took up a third career sailing, traveling and volunteering. He volunteered at the local NC Estuarium, Mother of Mercy’s St. Vincent DePaul Society, and was a board member of the Zion Shelter. He also was a member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club and the Moms and Pops at Mother of Mercy Church He also enjoyed tinkering, inventing and repairing things, and was loved by many.  A funeral mass service will be held 12:00 Noon Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. Burial will be held at a later date at the Arlington National Cemetery.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Gust family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Cletis Ormond Guthrie

Cletis Ormond Guthrie, son of Nelson and Helen G. Guthrie was born August 18, 1963 in Washington, N.C. He departed this life on May 8, 2008, in Baltimore, Md.  A celebration of his life will be held today at 2 p.m. in Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church, Washington, with Pastor Kadri Webb officiating.  At an early age, Cletis served as Sunday school superintendent, Beebe Memorial Church. He graduated Washington High School in 1981 and entered the U.S. Navy from 1981-1985. After his military career ended, he became a technical advisor for various computer firms. At the time of his death, he was employed by Micros Systems Inc., Columbia, Md., as a technical supervisor.  He leaves to mourn in addition to his parents, his grandmother, Georgia Gorham of Washington, N.C.; one sister, Denise Blue; four aunts, six uncles, and a host of cousins, and dear friends. In addition he left four daughters-in-kind, Courtney, Chanel, La’Kiera, and Lovely.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, June 21, 2008)

Cora Elizabeth Myers Guthrie

Cora Elizabeth Myers Guthrie, of Gaffney, SC died August 26, 2008 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice House, Spartanburg, SC.  She had corticobasal ganglion degeneration.  Born in Pantego, NC, July 27, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Fred Myers and Geraldine Elizabeth Myers. She graduated from Atlantic Christian College and taught school in Four Oaks, NC and Jenkinsville, SC. Later she pursued a career in social work at the Department of Social Services in Columbia, SC. Upon her husband’s retirement in 1993, she and her husband moved to Washington, NC, from Columbia SC. From there, they moved to Cypress Glen Retirement Community in Greenville, NC, and lately were living in Gaffney, SC, where she resided prior to her death.  Active in volunteer work and church activities, she received an honorary lifetime membership in the Women of the Church of the Presbyterian Church, USA. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington, NC. She enjoyed playing bridge and collecting antiques.  A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Washington, NC on Saturday, August 30 at 11 am.  A reception for family and friends will follow the service at the church. The interment for family will be at Fairfield Cemetery in Hyde County following the reception.  Surviving are her husband, Selden Douglas Guthrie; two brothers, Ellis Myers and Vernon Myers, and a sister Nellie Logan; a son, Douglas Guthrie of Gaffney, SC, and his wife Patty; two daughters, Geri Busick, of Charlottesville, VA, and Elizabeth Kozelka of Branford, FL; grandchildren, Jessica Hughes, Scott Gwynn, Robert Gwynn, Rose Jackson, Bonnie Kozelka, Sarah Rothwell and Andrew Busick ; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Skylar Hughes, and Jordan and Madison Gwynn.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, August 28, 2008)

Jerry Wayne Guthrie, Sr.

Mr. Jerry Wayne Guthrie, Sr., age 60, a resident of 65 Running Pines Rd, Chocowinity, died Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at his home.  Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday January 1, 2010 at Trinity Episcopal Church and will be conducted by Rev. J.M. Sonny Browne, III. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery. Lawrence Beacham, Kenny Beacham, Bill Sprenkle, Frankie Rouse, Tim Cashion and Bobby Jackson will serve as pallbearers. Bill Nelson will serve as honorary pallbearer.  Mr. Guthrie was born in Beaufort County on September 29, 1949 to the late Thelbert Russell Guthrie and Estelle McLawhorn Guthrie who survives. On December 18, 1999 he married Betsy Baker who survives. He was an electrician with SE & M where he retired in 2001. Mr. Guthrie was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Chocowinity, VFW, Moose Lodge and Redmen Tau Tai Tribe # 18.  He is survived by his mother, Estelle M. Guthrie of Chocowinity; his wife of the home, Betsy Baker Guthrie; one son, Jerry Wayne Guthrie, Jr. and wife Kay of Greenville; one daughter, Patricia Guthrie of Roanoke, VA; one step son, Michael Edwards of Chocowinity; one step daughter, Keisha Edwards of New Bern; one brother, Edmund Guthrie of Chocowinity and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Russell Guthrie, Jr., Larry Guthrie and Frederick Guthrie.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Guthrie family.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, December 31, 2009)

Luther Melton Guthrie, Sr.

Mr. Luther Melton Guthrie Sr., 62, of 8680 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at St. Clair’s Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by Jimmy D. Sawyer, funeral director licensee.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, December 12, 2013)

Minnie McLawhorn Guthrie

Mrs. Minnie “Estelle” McLawhorn Guthrie, 94, a resident of Ridgewood Manor and former resident of Chocowinity, NC died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital of Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held 11:00a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Trinity Episcopal Church of Chocowinity officiated by The Reverend Sonny Browne, The Reverend Jim Cooke and The Reverend Deacon Joy Dosher. A reception will follow the service at the church. A service of committal will be conducted at 1:00p.m. Saturday at Trinity Cemetery. Wayne Moore, Mickey Sawyer, Marvin Latham, Sammy Deans, Billy Albritton and Chuck Powell will serve as pallbearers. Ray Gurganus, Daniel Lewis and Johnnie Lewis will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Guthrie was born in Pitt County on September 2, 1917 to the late Willie J. McLawhorn and Sallie Summerlin McLawhorn. She attended Washington High School and lived in Beaufort County for most of her life. Mrs. Guthrie was a farmer and a homemaker. On December 24, 1933, she married Thelbert Russell Guthrie, who preceded her in death on November 4, 1987. Mrs. Guthrie was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church where she was a member of the Episcopal Churchwomen and had served on the Altar Guild.  Mrs. Guthrie is survived by a son; Edmund Guthrie of Chocowinity, NC; daughters-in-law; Shelby Guthrie of Jacksonville, NC, Mary Jo Guthrie of Washington, NC and Betsy Guthrie of Chocowinity, NC, two half sisters; Willie Jean Averette and husband Carl of Farmville, NC and Linda Perry and husband Benny of Atlantic Beach, NC; fifteen grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Guthrie is preceded in death by four sons; Frederick Guthrie, Russell Guthrie, Jr., Larry Guthrie and Jerry Guthrie, a sister; Christine Sawyer and a brother; H.M. McLawhorn.  The family will receive friends on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of her daughter-in-law; Mary Jo Guthrie, 112 Dogwood Drive, Pamlico Village, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Guthrie family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Hollis William Gwinn, Jr.

Hollis William Gwinn, Jr., (“Bill”), 65, died on Monday, June 23, 2008 at his home in Belhaven, N.C., surrounded by the love of his family.  Born in Louisville, Ky., on October 14, 1942, to the late Hollis and Frances Gwinn, Bill graduated from Eastern High School in Louisville, Ky., in 1960 and attended the University of Louisville on a football scholarship. While attending the University, he was a member of the Triangle Fraternity, the Fraternity of Engineers, Architects and Scientists. He subsequently transferred to the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., and in 1967, he graduated from UK with a Bachelor of Architecture. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Greensboro, N.C., with his family and began his formidable career in architecture. Bill was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Public Awareness Committee of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and was appointed to the Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. In 1980, he was certified as an Energy Analyst by North Carolina State University. He was a past member of the Construction Professionals Network of North Carolina as well as countless other professional and civic organizations throughout his life.  He was a proud member of the Delaware Tribe of the YMCA Indian Guides with his son, John, and during his membership, he was elected Chief of the YMCA Indian Nations. He served as an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 214 of the Boy Scouts of America and was tapped for the Order of the Arrow. In 1962, he was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.  Bill’s passion for architecture was immeasurable. He not only viewed architecture as a career, but also as an art form and his designs reflected his desire to not only create beautiful structures but also to create structures which enhanced the beauty of the world around them and structures which respected the environment.  Bill was a great humanitarian, who did not know a stranger. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He had an incredible sense of humor. Because he was such a gracious and kind person throughout his life, he was blessed with countless wonderful friends.  He loved the outdoors, and he especially loved to camp, fish and sail. He was an incredible cook and he loved to work with his hands and his tools. Shortly before his death, he was able to fulfill a life-long dream of moving to the beautiful North Carolina coast so that he could be close to the water that he loved so much and in this process discovered the beauty of eastern North Carolina. While living there, he was able to enjoy many beautiful sunsets with his wife, Grey, and earned the nickname “Mr. Sundowner.”  Bill and Grey were members of First Lutheran Church in Greensboro, NC, where they were married. On May 7, 2008, Bill and Grey were confirmed as members of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath, NC.  Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Grey Gwinn, by his daughter, Allison Prendergast and his granddaughter, Anna of Greensboro, NC and by his son, John Gwinn, his daughter-in-law, Nancy, and his grandson, Samuel of Brooklyn, NY, as well as by countless loving and devoted friends.  A service of remembrance will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2008 at Bonner Point, in Bath, NC with the Reverend Raymond M. Souza, Rector, officiating. The family will receive friends at the family home at 583 East Main Street, Belhaven, NC immediately following the service.  A Memorial Service will also be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at First Lutheran Church, 3600 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC with Pastor Charles M. Zimmerman officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church immediately after the service.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Gwinn family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, June 29, 2008)

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