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Liver Richard Kappen

Mr. Oliver Richard Kappen, age 76, a resident of Chocowinity, NC, died Wednesday, February 08, 2012 at Rivertrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  A candle light service in Mr. Kappen’s memory will be held at a later date.  He is survived by his special friends, Joyce Frederick and Philis Gross of Chocowinity, who were his family  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Kappen family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Henry K. Keais


(Carolina Federal Republican - June 12, 1813; pg. 3)

W.M. Kear


(The VanWert Daily Bulletin (VanWert, OH) - December 19, 1932; pg. 3)

Alma Woolard Keech

Mrs. Alma Woolard Keech, age 84, a former resident of Village Circle, Washington and Free Union died Tuesday, October 17, 2006, at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 19, 2006, at the Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Ken Cash. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Tom More, Don Berry, Jim Hatcher, Don Barber, Frankie Watson and Dean Watson will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Keech was born in Beaufort County on May 24, 1922, daughter of the late Jatha Wynne and the late Cassie Woolard Wynne. She attended Beaufort County Schools. Mrs. Keech married Edgar T. Woolard who preceded her in death on October 31, 1980, and married Raymond Linwood Keech who preceded her in death on December 24, 1987. She was a retired inspector with the former Washington Laundry. Mrs. Keech was a member of Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church and its Sunday School class.  Survivors include a son: Lynwood Woolard and his wife Margie of Washington; a sister: Lucille Peele of Washington; a grandson: David E. Woolard Sr. and his wife Jeanne of Washington and two great-grandchildren: Kristin Woolard and David E. “D.J.” Woolard Jr. Mrs. Keech was preceded in death by a daughter: Shelby Jean Woolard Waters; two sisters: Annie Laura Nobles and Marlene Barber and a brother: Leroy Alton Wynne.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour Thursday at Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church and at other times at the home of Mrs. Keech’s son Lynwood Woolard located at 1669 Slatestone Road, Washington, N.C.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Keech family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, October 18, 2006)

Cecil Jackson Keech

Mr. Cecil Jackson Keech, age 58, a resident of 19845 US Hwy 264 East, Pinetown, NC died Sunday July 31, 2011 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday August 2, 2011 at Hunter’s Bridge Church of Christ officiated by Arthur Bud Ball. Burial will follow in the Keech Family Cemetery of Pinetown.  Mr. Keech was born in Beaufort County on May 30, 1953 son of the late Dewey Mae Keech, Sr. and the late Helen Louise Spruill Keech. He attended John A. Wilkinson High School and was a member of Hunter’s Bridge Church of Christ.  Mr. Keech is survived by his sister: Carolyn Wilkins of the home in Pinetown; a niece: Annette Clemmons and her husband Michael of Pinetown; two nephews: Dewey Sylvester Wilkins and his wife Barbara of Washington and Nathan Scott Wilkins of Pinetown and a great niece: Leah Wilkins of Washington. He is preceded in death by a sister: Sandra Kay Keech and two brothers: Dewey Mae Keech, Jr. and Van Leo Keech.  The family will receive friends 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Monday August 1, 2011 at Hunter’s Bridge Church of Christ and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Keech family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Charlie Jackson Keech, Jr.

Charlie Jackson Keech, Jr. age 77, a resident 6290 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, NC died at his home Sunday, January 27, 2013.  A funeral service will be held 2:00PM Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Free Union FWB Church officiated by Rev. Harold Swinson and Rev. Francis Garner. The family will receive friends from 1:00PM until the funeral hour at the church and other times at the home of his son Gregory J. Keech 2121 Seed Tick Neck Road, Pinetown, NC. Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Free Union FWB Church. Mr. Keech was born in Beaufort County on May 1, 1935 the son of the late Charlie Jackson Keech, Sr. and Neta Keech. He was a graduate of Pantego High School. Mr. Keech served his country in the United States Air Force where he was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. He worked as service manager of Keech and Jones Chevrolet in Belhaven, NC for many years and later worked for Coastal Wood Products distributors of furniture for Hatteras Hammocks. Mr. Keech enjoyed working with young people and coached the Free Union Little League baseball team and was Scout Master for Free Union Troop 260. He was a lifetime member of Free Union FWB Church in Pinetown, NC.  Survivors include two sons, Gregory J. Keech and wife Robin and Tony Keech both of Pinetown, NC; a brother, Dallas Keech and a sister Doris Wilson, grandchildren, Shane Keech, Jade Keech, Osmar Crofton Keech and very special granddaughter Berly Soto, and former wife and friend Elizabeth McGowan. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Don Keech and sister, Ava Mae Poole.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Keech family.  (Pamlico Funeral Home)

Elda Lorraine Everett Keech

Elda “Toodle” Keech, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Mrs. Keech had been fighting cancer for the past two years.  A memorial service will be held 1:00p.m. Monday, November 18, 2013 at Everett’s Cross Roads Church of Christ with Dennis Davis presiding.  Elda was born to the late Edward and Mildred Everett on March 13, 1951, in Beaufort County, NC. Elda attended Bath High School and received an associate’s degree in EDP from Beaufort County Community College.  In 1968, she married Leonard Ray ”Snookie” Keech . They began their married life together in Virginia, where Elda became a hairdresser by profession. They relocated back to the Everett’s Cross Roads community of Beaufort County and have lived there for the past 38 years.  In addition to being a hairdresser, Elda was a mother, a homemaker, and an active member of the Everett’s Cross Roads Church of Christ. She was very active in the Cub Scouts of America as a Den Mother and was coach of several youth soccer teams with the Washington Youth Soccer program. Elda loved camping and she especially enjoyed camping in Cherokee and on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Elda is survived by her husband and two sons: John and his wife Michelle of Raleigh; Joshua of Washington, she also is survived by one granddaughter, Avery.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Keech family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Elmer Hilton Keech

Elmer Hilton Keech, 82, of 7470 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, died at his home on Sunday evening, September 16, 2012 after a long illness.  Born in Beaufort County, January 4, 1930, he was the son of the late Hilton and Susie Windley Keech. In 1948, he married the love of his life, Fannie G. Keech to whom he was married for 57 years prior to her preceding him in death on August 7, 2005. He was a 1946 graduate of Pantego High School and was a retired self-employed tobacco farmer. He was a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church and was always cared for by his four girls in a special way.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Free Union Free Will Baptist Church. Rev. Tony Parrish will officiate. Burial will follow in the Elmer Keech Family Cemetery at the home.  Surviving are his four daughters, Diana K. Cahoon and husband, Joseph of Pinetown, Glenda Keech of the home, Kathy K. Midyette and husband, Al of Pinetown and Janet K. Hudson and husband, Roger of Pantego; a brother, Linwood G. Keech of Pinetown; a sister, Nellie Mae K. Dixon of Pinetown; ten grandchildren, Natalie C. Tucker of Cary, Anita C. Radcliffe of Pinetown, Joey Cahoon of Winterville, Lewis H. Cahoon of Greenville, Jena C. Tunnell of Greenville, Lisha C. Carawan of Swan Quarter, Emalie H. Gainey of Goldsboro, Madison E.Hudson of Raleigh, April Midyette of Pinetown and Amanda M. Hanna of Pinetown; 16 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Delmer Keech and a sister, Mildred K. Andreoli.  The family pays special tribute to caregivers who have been so faithful including Tar Heel Medical Transport Staff, Gentiva Home Care and Asera Hospice.  The family will receive friends at Free Union Free Will Baptist Church on Tuesday evening between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.  (Bryan Funeral Home)

Faye Grissom Keech

Mrs. Faye Grissom Keech, age 74 a resident of 3022 Gray Road, Chocowinity, died Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Haw Branch Church of Christ, Chocowinity, conducted by Jason Kirkman and Pastor Henry Horne. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Brandon Keech, Allen Keech, Lonnie Mayo, Jr., Bobby Oakley, Travis Hudson, Jr., and William Barr. Honorary pallbearers will be John Pinkham, John Clark and Greg Burbage.  Mrs. Keech was born in Beaufort County on September 7, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Wesley Grissom and Mittie Norman Grissom. Mrs. Keech had worked as a secretary at Estes Truck Lines. She was a former Beaufort County E.M.T. Mrs. Keech was a former member of the Beaufort County Chapter of M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and the Carolina Breezewood Band, where she played the keyboard and sang vocals. She was a member of Haw Branch Church of Christ.  On December 24, 1982, she married Lowell Thomas Keech, Sr., who survives.  Surviving with her husband are three sons, Mark Myers of Seattle, Washington, Victor Myers of Yuma, Arizona, Clay Myers of Seattle, Washington; three step children, Tommy Keech of Pigeon Forge, TN, Vickie Keech Mayo of Blounts Creek, Jeffery Keech of Blounts Creek; a sister, Blanche Hudson of Chocowinity; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Keech was preceded in death by a special aunt, Rosa Moore.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Wednesday at Haw Branch Church of Christ and other times at the home of her sister, Blanche Hudson, 3466 Gray Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Keech family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Geneva Cox Keech

Ms. Geneva Cox Keech, age 102, died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Roanoke Landing Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Plymouth, NC.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Pastor Steve Creech and Pastor Bob Beltz. Burial will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery. Clifton Cox, Eugene Cox, Royce Ballance, Mitchell Ballance, Madison Ballance and Ted Carawan will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Keech was born in Hyde County on August 14, 1910 to the late Walter Cox and Oneta Gibbs Cox. On November 8, 1942, she married the former John Marvin Keech, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1980. Ms. Keech was a member of the West Belhaven Church of Christ.  Ms. Keech is survived by a daughter; Dorothy Adams and husband John of Plymouth, grandchildren; Stephanie Gurganus and husband Donnie of Williamston, NC and John Hague of Brunswick, GA, great grandchildren; Lindsay Kirk and her husband James and Summer Hague both of Greenville, NC and the mother of the great grandchildren; Sharon Hague.  In addition to her parents and husband, Ms. Keech is preceded in death by brothers; David Cox, Ralph Cox, Thomas, Guy Cuthrell and sisters; Myrtle Mooney and Inez Williams.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter, Dorothy Adams located at 2553 Long Ridge Road, Plymouth, NC 27962.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Keech family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

George Wade Keech

Mr. George Wade Keech, 67, of 156 Keech Lane, Bath, died Monday, December 25, 2006 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 28, 2006 at the Davis Cemetery, Pantego, NC with Johnathan Langley and Greg Brookins officiating. Chris Lowe, David Radcliffe, Gregory Waters, Billy Gurganus, Kelly Gurganus and John Ormond will serve as pallbearers.  John Langley, Reuben Braddy and Dewayne Gurganus will serve as honorary pallbearers.  A lifelong resident of Beaufort County, Mr. Keech was born August 27, 1939. He was the son of the late Wade Hampton and Pearlie Edwards Keech.  He was retired from Seaboard Supply and worked part time at Sentry Hardware, both of Washington. Mr. Keech was a member of the Bath Church of God and attended Wilkinson Church of Christ.  He is survived by one daughter, Sharon Keech Howery of Pantego; four sons, George C. Keech, Ronnie Lee Keech, Steven Wayne Keech, all of Bath and Dennis Michael Keech of Terra Ceia; five sisters, Ina Sullivan of Hampton, VA, Lorena Williams and Lois Wooten, both of Greenville, Isabell Blake of Fayetteville, and Lola Tripp of Bethel; two brothers, Leon Keech of Bath and Jerry Wayne Keech of Wrightsville Beach and ten grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home of his daughter at 269 Wilkinson Station Road, Pantego, NC.  (Hillside Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, December 27, 2006)

Gladys Styles Keech

Mrs. Gladys Styles Keech, 93, of 14711 U.S. Highway 264 East, the Hunter’s Bridge community of Pinetown, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Oakdale Cemetery with Curtis White officiating.  Mrs. Keech was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 1, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Maude Flynn Styles. She was married to Roy Sylvester Keech, who preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1989. She and her husband owned and operated Keech’s Store in Yeatesville. She was a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Keech Ambrose of the Hunter’s Bridge community of Pinetown; one son, Grady L. Keech of San Souci; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marilyn Keech Ambrose and two brothers, Binkie Styles and Harland Styles.  The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at the home of her daughter, 14711 U.S. Highway 264 East, Hunter’s Bridge community of Pinetown.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, December 14, 2006)

Jean Wilkins Keech

Mrs. Jean Wilkins Keech, age 70, a former resident of Pungo Village in Belhaven, died on Monday, April 7, 2008 at Pungo District Hospital.  Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill and will be officiated by Rev. Medford Hopkins. Pallbearers will be Dale Latham, Wade Kirk, Donald Keech, Jr., Chris Hudnell, Bernie “Winky” Underhill and Billy Daniels. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Waters and Walter Johnson.  Mrs. Keech was born in Pamlico Beach on May 23, 1937 to the late Hubert Sylvester Wilkins and the late Rhoda Foreman Wilkins. On June 27, 1955 she married Grady Leon Keech who survives. She was a homemaker and a member of West Belhaven Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Survivors include two sons: Donald Keech and his wife Margaret “Margie” of Pamlico Beach, Perry Keech and his wife Betty of Brunswick, GA; two daughters: Sheila Carr and her husband C.L. of Greenville, Rebecca Lewis and her husband Jesse of Lake Gaston; two brothers: Alford Wilkins and his wife Bootsie of Pamlico Beach, Nathan Wilkins of Chocowinity; one sister: Ann Roberson of Belhaven; six grandchildren: Melissa, Angie, Dale, Susan, Wade, DJ; and three great-grandchildren: Faith, Christopher and Kendall.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home located at 6889 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Keech family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, April 9, 2008)

Kenneth Don Keech, Sr.

Mr. Kenneth Don Keech, Sr., 64, of 6228 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 21, 2007.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, April 23, 2007 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Rev. Woodrow Freeze and Rev. Harold Swinson officiating.  Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Larry Linton, Greg Keech, Andy Carrow, Hubert Carrow, Tony Keech and Jimmie Harris will serve as pallbearers.  Jimmy Baggett, Herman Linton, Mac Carrow, and Melburn Ratcliffe will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Sunday, April 22, 2007 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at his home.  Mr. Keech was born in Free Union on March 11, 1943.  He was the son of late Charlie and Neta Keech.  On September 22, 1962, he married Martha Carrow. He was a retired employee of Fountain Boats, and was a skilled carpenter, who built reproduction furniture.  He was a hardworking man who will be greatly missed.  He was a devoted and dedicated husband, father and grandfather.  He is survived by his wife, Martha Carrow Keech; one son Kenneth Don Keech, Jr. and his wife, Wendy Keech; one daughter, Phyllis Keech Richards and her husband, Greg Richards; two brothers, Dallas Keech and Charlie Keech; one sister, Doris Keech Wilson; and four grandchildren, Dana J. Richards, Brandon Keech, Chad Richards, and Alexis Keech.  In addition to  his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Alva Mae Poole.  (Hillside Funeral Home obituary posted Monday, April 23, 2007)

Leo Berl Keech

Mr. Leo Berl Keech, age 75, a resident of Trenton, FL died Saturday October 6, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 1:30 PM Wednesday October 10, 2012 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.  Mr. Berl was born in the Free Union Community of Beaufort County on December 24, 1936 son of the late Leva Benjamin Keech and the late Cora Webster Keech. He was a 1955 graduate of Pantego High School. Mr. Berl served his country in the U.S. Air Force for fourteen years having served in the Vietnam Era. On August 2, 1965 he married the former Shelby Jean Hill who survives. Following his military career he was an Electronics Technician with the Federal Aviation Administration and gained his private pilot license. He loved music, playing the piano and also wrote music for songs. When a pianist was needed Mr. Berl would be the first to volunteer. He was a member of Full Gospel Outreach in Fanning Springs, FL.  Surviving along with Mr. Berl’s wife Shelby of the home are two daughters: Deidre Beryl Keech of Winter Springs, FL and Tracy Keech of Clearwater, FL; a granddaughter: Danielle Morales of Winter Springs, FL; a brother: J. T. Keech of Washington, NC and two sisters: Ruby Dunbar of Danville, VA and Meredith Carowan of Pantego. Mr. Berl was predeceased by a brother: Rudolph Keech and a sister: Sally Woolard.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and Hiers Baxley Funeral Service of Cheifland, FL are both honored to serve the Keech family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Margaret Genevieve Apple Keech

Mrs. Margaret Genevieve Apple Keech, age 85, a former resident of Washington, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Two Rivers Nursing Home, Neuse Campus in New Bern.  Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2009, from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Pastor Travis Boyd. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mrs. Keech was born in Guilford County on August 11, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Monroe Harrison Apple and the late Nannie Jane Andrews Apple. Mrs. Keech worked at Western Electric in Burlington and National Spinning in Washington. Later, she worked as a sales person and assistant manager at Jack's Hallmark Shop in Washington. Mrs. Keech was a member of the Wanoca Presbyterian Church and the D.A.V.  Mrs. Keech was married to Bonnie Gray Keech, who preceded her in death, March 5, 1975.  Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Greene and her husband, Rick of New Bern, and Joyce Murphrey of Wilmington; three grandchildren, John Braddy Jr. of Spruce Pine, Leisa Fallon of Wake Forest and Rob Murphrey of Nashville, Tenn.; one great-grandchild, Caroline Fallon of Wake Forest; and one brother, M.H. Apple of Washington.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Keech was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Asby and Lola Allison, and one brother, Billy Apple.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home of her daughter, Margaret Greene, 110 Raft Road, New Bern.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Keech family.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, May 20, 2009)

Mary Frances Cole Cutler Keech

Mrs. Mary Frances Cole Cutler Keech, age 93, a former resident of 4809 Christian School Road, Pantego and more recently of Pungo, died Tuesday morning, May 24, 2011 at Roanoke Landing Nursing and Rehab Facility in Plymouth, NC.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday May 26, 2011 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Aaron Saufley and Jon Langley. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Her grandsons: Jerry Langley, Jimmy Langley, Jeffrey Latham, Casey Cutler, Brooks Cutler, Jamie Boyd, Donnie Cutler, Jr. and Jonah Cutler will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Keech was born in Greene County on November 10, 1917, daughter of the late John Marshall Cole and Iola Mae Wagoner Cole. She attended Pantego High School and was a homemaker. On November 8, 1935 she married James Olif Cutler who preceded her in death on February 12, 1952 and then on December 25, 1954 she married Leva Benjamin Keech who preceded her in death on June 26, 1973. Mrs. Keech was a member of Terra Ceia Church of Christ and the Ladies Auxiliary and former member of the Pinetown Senior Citizens Club.  Mrs. Keech is survived by her three daughters: Delores Langley and her husband, Max of Greenville; Mary Elizabeth Latham and her husband, Fletcher of Pantego and Iola C. “Tinker” Boyd and her husband, Eddie of Pantego; her three sons: James Marshall Cutler and his wife, Linda of Terra Ceia; Tommy Cutler and his wife, Ida Faye Cutler of Terra Ceia and Donnie Cutler, Sr. of Pinetown; a daughter in law: Eldean Mitchell of Washington; two step-sons: J.T. Keech Sr., of Washington and Leo Berl Keech of Trenton, FL; her sister-in-law: Helen Cole of Lakeland, FL; 17 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and her special friend, Frances Bell of Terra Ceia. She is preceded in death by her son, Langley “Pete” Cutler; her grandson, Edward Patrick Boyd; two brothers Elmer Cole and Victor Cole and one sister, Flemmie Lee Cole.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to be serving the Keech Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Midgette Keech

Mrs. Mary Midgette Keech, 88, formerly of 48 Keech Lane, Bath, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Guardian Care Nursing Home in Elizabeth City.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington, officiated by the Rev. David Linton, pastor Ron Bousquet and the Rev. Marty Cunningham. Burial will follow in the Bart Waters Cemetery in the Free Union community of Pinetown.  Michael Waters, Tommy Speight, Tony Rossi, James R. Waters, Jason Furcron, Ryan Furcron, Charles Speight and Thomas Mace will serve as pallbearers. Thomas Sparks, George Keech, Ronnie Keech and Richard Midgette will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Keech was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 20, 1919, daughter of Robert Blackwell Midgette, Sr., and Retha Mae Pegram Midgette, who both preceded her in death. On June 30, 1935, she married Oscar Manning Keech, who preceded her in death on June 2, 1990. Mrs. Keech later married John Scott Tyson on Jan. 16, 1993 who survives. She was a homemaker and a member of Bath Church of God.  Survivors include four daughters, Daisy K. Riddick of Elizabeth City, Barbara K. Waters of Pinetown, Becky K. Waters of Pantego and Retha K. Boyd Furcron of Cookeville, Tenn.; a step-brother, William Craddock of Roper; a step-sister, Sarah C. Credle of Scranton; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Keech was preceded in death by three sons, Travis H. Keech, Oscar Franklin Keech and Bonner Earl Keech; five brothers, Robert B. Midgette, Jr., Noville Pugh, Huey Midgette, Johnny Midgette and Vernon Midgette; four sisters, Agnes M. Walls, Goldie M. Gibbs, Ina M. Thorne and Pearl M. Tingle; a step-brother, Troy Craddock, and a step-sister, Ruth C. Radcliff.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Keech’s daughter: Barbara Waters, 519 Beaver Dam Road, Pinetown.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, January 6, 2008)

Melissa Ann Keech

Mrs. Melissa Ann Keech “MoMo”, 34, of 99 Latham St., Pantego, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident.  A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 2, 2006, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with the Rev. Harold Swinson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, and other times at her home in Pantego.  Melissa was born March 21, 1972, in Forsyth County, NC. She was the daughter of Nancy Louis Francis Bebeau and Michael James Bebeau. On December 24, 2003, she married Chad Keech. Melissa grew up in Winston-Salem and graduated from Parkland High School. She received her LPN degree from Forsyth Technical Community College. She had been a resident of eastern North Carolina for four years. Melissa was employed as an LPN with the N.C. Department of Correction at Craven Correctional Institute in Vanceboro and previously at Cherry Point Naval Hospital in Havelock.  Survivors include her husband, Chad Keech, and their children, Justin Wills, Nathan Wills, Zack Keech and Caden Keech, all of the home; her mother, Nancy Bebeau of Winston-Salem; her father and stepmother, Michael Bebeau and Deborah Bebeau of Winston-Salem; her mamaw, Missouri Shelton of Winston-Salem; her sister, Kristy “Lynn” Steelman; her niece, Tristan LeAnn Templeton, both of Winston-Salem; her “mother,” Carol Jean Waters of Washington; her grandmother, Frances Daw of Washington; and her extended family, Alex Templeton, Michael Lee Wills, Melvin and Shirley Wills, Curtis Ray and Tracey Wills and her niece, Katie; and Mel and Gay Keech and daughters.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, April 1, 2006)

Rudolph Jackson Keech

Mr. Rudolph Jackson Keech, age 82, a resident of 7739 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, NC died Sunday March 16, 2008 at his home.  A funeral will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday March 19, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Rev. Woodrow Freeze, III. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery of Washington. Joe Cahoon, Richard Noble, Jimmy Baggett, Kenneth Keech, Jr., Anthony James Keech will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Keech was born in Beaufort County on May 16, 1925 son of the late Thomas and Hattie Wallace Keech. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married the former Elsie Lane Keech on January 20, 1956 who survives. Mr. Keech worked with Cargill Inc. of Belhaven as a manager until his retirement only to return to Cargill to work a total of twenty-nine years before his final retirement with the company. He was a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church.  Surviving along with his wife Elsie of the home is a son: Randy Keech of Bennetsville, SC; a brother: James Wayne “Jimmy” Keech of Pinetown and two sisters: Alba K. Windley and Odell K. McCluskey both of Pinetown. Mr. Keech was preceded in death by two brothers: Linwood Keech and Robert Keech and a sister: Maida K. Payne.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday March 18, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and at other times at the home.   Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Keech family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – March 18, 2008)

Sally Brooks Keech

Sally B. Keech, age 69, a resident of 7201 Free Union Church Rd., Pinetown, NC departed from this life on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at her residence.  A memorial service will held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 80 Cedar Circle, Washington.  The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service on Monday, November 29, 2010 from 5:00-7:00 PM.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Travis Holton Keech

Mr. Travis Holton Keech, age 68, a resident of 78 Old County Road, Belhaven died Thursday evening, November 16, 2006 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday November 19, 2006 at the Bath Church of God, officiated by Rev. Ron Bousquet.  Mr. Keech was born in Beaufort County on November 14, 1938, son of Mary Elizabeth Midgette Keech and the late Oscar Manning Keech. On July 12, 1961, he married the former Rena Jane Equils who survives. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Mr. Keech was employed as a bus driver, No. 199 with Tidewater Regional Transit in Norfolk VA. He was a past member of the Norfolk Moose Lodge and performed as a clown.  In addition to his wife, Rena Jane of the home and his mother Mary Elizabeth Keech, he is survived by his son: William Oscar “Billy” Keech of Washington; his sisters: Daisy K. Squires Riddick of Elizabeth City, Barbara K. Waters of Pinetown, Rebecca “Becky” K. Waters of Pantego and Retha K. Furcron of Gulf Port, MS; several nieces and nephews and his puppy “Peanut, Jr.” In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by two brothers: Oscar Franklin Keech and Bonner Earl Keech.  The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Becky Waters, located at 8350 Old 97 Road, Pantego.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, November 18, 2006)

Lucille Morgan Keel

Mrs. Lucille Morgan Keel, age 97, a former resident of Washington, died Sunday, April 16, 2006.  Graveside services will be held 12 noon Friday, April 21, 2006 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Dr. James B. Moore.  Mrs. Keel was born in Beaufort County on May 22, 1908. She was the daughter of the late George W. Morgan and Isabelle Bailey Morgan. Mrs. Keel was a retired sales clerk with Hoyt’s Store, Inc. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Washington.  On November 9, 1934, she married Earl Adelbert Keel, who preceded her in death, May 31, 1989.  Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Katherine A. Keel of Chase City, Va.; her sister, Sallie M. Winborne; and six grandchildren, Mimi Keel Farr, William E. Keel, II, Grant S. Keel, R. Scott Keel, Ashby Preger and Heather K. Smart.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Keel was preceded in death by her son, William Earl Keel.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Keel family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, April 20, 2006)

Margie Woolard Cox Keel

Mrs. Margie W. Cox Keel, age 90, a resident of 951 Braddy Road, Washington, NC, died Saturday, January 29, 2011 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 11:00am Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Pastor Leroy K. “Skip” Hurley. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Mrs. Keel’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Keel was born in Beaufort County on September 17, 1920 to the late William Charlie “Boss” Woolard and Calvenia Cox Woolard. On October 14, 1994, she married Clayton J. Keel, who survives. Mrs. Keel was a homemaker and a member of Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Keel is survived by five daughters: Jackie Cox Hadley of Washington, Sondra Cox Lee of Plymouth, Brenda Cox Alligood and husband Neil of Washington, Barbara Cox Woolard of Pinetown and Sharon “Jo Jo" Singleton of Washington, a son: Artie Cox and wife Marie of Washington, a sister Bonnie W. Boyd of Washington, thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  Mrs. Keel was predeceased by two grandchildren and one great grandchild.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home located at 951 Braddy Road, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Keel family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Elizabeth North Kegebein

Elizabeth North Kegebein, 91, of the 1000 block of Hampton Blvd., passed away on Dec. 18, 1998.  Born in Washington, N.C., she was the widow of Clyde Milton Kegebein. She was a member of Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church.  She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Elizabeth K. Vick of Virginia Beach; and two grandsons, John and James Vick.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Elmwood Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 20, 1998; pg. B6)

Alisa Prevatte Kelly

Alisa Prevatte Kelly, born August 10, 1962, a resident of 201 West Eleventh Street, Washington, NC, passed peacefully in her sleep early Thursday morning, April 14, 2011.  Alisa is survived by her husband, Mike Kelly, son, Tyler Kelly, daughter, Stephanie Kelly, step-daughter, Ashley Banks and husband, David, step-grandchildren, Riley and Dalton Banks, mother-in-law, Betty Kelly, sister-in-law, Laraine Kelly-Sentz, nieces and nephews, Kelly Cirillo, Jason and Jesse Dominquez, five grand-nieces and nephews, her mother, Molly Wilcox, father, Ray Prevatte, brother, Carl Pravette and wife, Lynn, and niece and nephew, Ava and Luke Pravette.  Alisa was a very loving and caring wife, mother and friend.  Lea, as she was known by her family and close friends, had a very gentle spirit and often put the needs and feelings of others ahead of her own.  She was very passionate about literature and loved music.  Alisa loved animals and rescued several dogs throughout years.  She always opened her home to any child that needed a meal or a place to stay.    Mrs. Kelly was  native of Lumberton, NC.  She graduated from Lumberton High School and went on to attend UNC-Pembroke.  When her children were young, she stayed home and raised them.  She re-entered the workforce and became co-owner of Ridgewood Manor, where she served as the Admission Coordinator and later, Activities Director.  Alisa was a member of the First Christian Church in Washington, NC.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the home on Sunday, April 17, 2011.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 18, 2011 at First Christian Church, officiated by Dr. Michael Price.  Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  Kyle Cochran, William Cochran, Ray Faulkner, Lee Latham, George Mitchell, and Sean Weaver will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Kelly will lie in state on Sunday evening, from 1:00 to 9:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service for public viewing, and at the church, one hour prior to service.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Kelly family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Clyde Bernice Kelly

Clyde Bernice Kelly of Chocowinity died Sunday at Beaufort County Hospital.  Services were to at 11 a.m. today at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.  Burial was to be in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham with Dr. Jerry Harper officiating.  He had been a resident of Beaufort County for 26 years.  He was a retired golf course superintendent at Seascape Gold Course in Kitty Hawk.  He is survived by his wife, Artie Lamm Kelly; three daughters: Mrs. Pat K. Early of Raleigh, Mrs. Nancy Creech of Knightdale and Mrs. Becky Turner of Orange, Va.; a son, Don R. Kelly of Greensboro; three sisters: Hallie Belle Spencer of Hurt, Va., Mildred Graham of Durham and Geraldine Emory of Carolina Beach; a brother, Bill Kelly of Hurt; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, November 1, 1988)

Elizabeth Furman Kelly

Mrs. Elizabeth “Claudette” Furman Kelly, age 61, a resident of 710 Foreman Lane, Belhaven, NC went to be with her Lord on Tuesday November 19, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  A funeral service will be held 12:00 Noon on Thursday November 21, 2013 at Smithton Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Burke Holland. Burial will follow in Ryder Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Kelly was born in Norfolk, VA on September 3, 1952, daughter of the late Ira Bonner Sawyer and Elizabeth Ruth Stevens Furman Sawyer. She was a 1971 graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School. On December 6, 1984, she married Larry Rudolph Kelly who survives. Mrs. Kelly worked in production at Hamilton Beach and attended Smithton Baptist Church.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by her brothers: William Seth Sawyer and Bonner Sawyer both of Belhaven and Donald Furman of Blounts Creeks and her sister: Teresa Sawyer of Belhaven. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Nelson Furman.  The family will receive friends 11:00 AM until Noon on Thursday at Smithton Baptist Church and other times at her home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Kelly family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Melburn Franklin Kelly, Sr.

Mr. Melburn Franklin Kelly, Sr., 69 of 550 Oak Ridge Lane, Belhaven, died Friday, April 04, 2008 at his home.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 7, 2008 in the Kelly Family Cemetery, Oak Ridge Lane, Belhaven with Pastor Bill Mobley and Medford Hopkins officiating.  Hank Stoop, Buddy Ward Webster, Bobby Cuthrell, Buddy Shavender, Tink Armstrong and Todd North will serve as pallbearers.  Bill Kelly and Bill Rose will be honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:30, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service.  Mr. Kelly, a lifelong resident of Beaufort County, was born March 20, 1939.  He was the son of the late James Denton Kelly and Bessie Modlin Kelly.  On August 24, 1962, he married the former Helen F. Howard.  He was self-employed as a heavy equipment operator in land development.  He was a member of Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Helen Howard Kelly; two daughters, Nikki Foreman of Belhaven and Lori Morgan of Bath; one son, Melburn Franklin Kelly, Jr. of Belhaven; one sister, Faye Shavender of Raleigh; two brothers, Kenneth Kelly of Greenville and Larry Kelly of Belhaven; and eleven grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cathy Kelly; one brother, Robert Kelly; and one grandson, John Lemuel Ross Nixon.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, April 6, 2008)

William A. Kendall

Mr. William "Bill" A. Kendall age 89, a resident of 17 Braddy Road, Highway 32, Washington, NC died Sunday, January 22, 2012 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Thursday January 26, 2012 at Rosemary Church of Christ with Mike Caton and Ward Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Kendall was born on December 12, 1922 in Lansdowne, Maryland, the son of the late Fredric Kendall and Ida Roberta Naeser Kendall. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in 1970. Bill served his country for 25 years until his retirement from the United States Army in which he served in the 11th Airborne and 4th Ranger Battalion during WWII. He participated in the Pacific Theater, Korea and later in Vietnam. Mr. Kendall worked with the North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division where he worked at The Bayview terminal for 14 years.  He is survived by his wife Grace Sullivan Kendall of the home, two daughters, Margaret Ann Kendall Phelps and husband Carl of Germantown, Ohio; Joan Elizabeth Kendall Ward and husband Roger of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania; one sister, Margaret Kendall Gries of Colorado and his grandsons, Andrew Phelps and wife Viviane of Shrewsbury, PA and Matthew Ward of Stewartstown, PA. Mr. Kendall was preceded in death by two sons, William Kendall, Jr. and John Stephen Kendall, two brothers, Richard Kendall and Fred Kendall, and a sister Nancy Kendall Richey.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Rosemary Christ of Christ and other times at the home of Travis and Dottie Sullivan located at 8512 Highway 32 North, Washington, NC.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Kendall family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Donald Gray Kennedy

Mr. Donald Gray Kennedy, age 64, a resident of 104 DeMille Drive, Tranter’s Creek Estates, died Saturday, January 31, 2009 at his home.  Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday evening, February 3, 2009 from the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by S. Ray West. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening following the service at the funeral home and other times at the home. Interment will be private.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Carl Perry, Ernie Coleman, Jeff Bullock, Jerry Boyd, Lee West and Ed Cherry.  Mr. Kennedy was born in Duplin County on February 4, 1944. He was the son of the late Burrell Kennedy and Bessie Miller Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy served in the U.S. Navy and later the National Guard. He was a retired supervisor with Sprint/Embarq. After his retirement, Mr. Kennedy worked at Bradford Creek Golf Course. He was a past member of the Optimist Club and the local National Guard unit. Mr. Kennedy was an avid golfer.  On December 14, 1973, Mr. Kennedy married the former Sylvia Brown, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are two sons, Donald Kennedy II and his wife, Brandon of Washington, Darren Kennedy of Wilson; two daughters, Deirdre Kennedy Lewis and her friend, Carl Perry of Washington, Donna Kennedy Russ of Wilson; five grandchildren, Tristin Worthington, Taylor Lewis, Tori Lewis, Kaylee Elks, and Walker Kennedy; a sister, Shirley McGee of Roseboro; and a brother, Roy Kennedy of Warsaw.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by twin brother, Douglas Kennedy and brother, Sam Kennedy.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Kennedy Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, February 3, 2009)

Claude B. Keyes

Claude B. Keyes of Philadelphia, formerly of Chocowinity, N.C., died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.  A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, with visitation at noon at Metropolition AME Zion Church, Washington.  Claude was born Dec. 9, 1935, to the late Leroy and Julia Chapman Keyes in Beaufort County. He attended P.S. Jones High School and served a tour of duty in the U.S. Army.  Survivors include two daughters: Tanya “Tammie” Keyes of Philadelphia, Pa., and Teresa Morton of Norfolk, Va.; four grandsons, one great-granddaughter, four sisters: Mildred K. Randolph of Washington, Velma “Val” K. Picone and Elsie K. Mason, both of Greensboro, N.C., and Lenora K. Porter of Philadelphia; two brothers: Leroy Keyes of Washington and Joseph Keyes of Philadelphia Pa.; a niece B.J. Keyes, raised as a sister, and nephew Alvin Keyes, raised as a brother.  The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Mildred K. Randolph at 208 W. 7th St. and his niece, Barbara K. Phillips at 124 David Circle, Washington.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. MLK Drive, Washington.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, December 14, 2011)

Elijah Keyes, Sr.

Mr. Elijah Keyes Sr., 71, of 1106 Pierce St., Washington, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, with the Rev. Marcus Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Keyes was born in Beaufort County on July 17, 1935. He was the son of the late John and Pinney Best Keyes. He was a 1955 graduate of P.S. Jones High School, Washington. On Nov. 1, 1970, he married Maude Gibbs Keyes, who survives. He was employed as a repairer with Mercer Shoe Shop, Washington, and a material handler with the former Hamilton Beach Co., Washington.  Survivors include three daughters, Angela Lilley of Philadelphia, Pa., and Patrese Keyes and Keisha Keyes, both of Washington; two sons, Bobby Williams of Middlesex and Elijah Keyes Jr. of Washington; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, October 14, 2006)

Ethel Godley Keyes

Mrs. Ethel Godley Keyes of 815 Northgate Drive, Washington, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Goddard.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. C.B. Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Keyes was born June 19, 1925, the daughter of the late Joe Green and Ethel Howard Godley. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to William J. Keyes, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a deaconess and a member of the Willing Workers Club.  Survivors include three daughters, Willie I. Goddard, Ethel B. Langley and Patricia Keys, all of Washington; five sons, CleArthur Keyes of Ohio, Joseph Godley of Greenville, Eric Godley of Washington, David Godley of Queens, N.Y., and Ronnie Godley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Fenner Godley; one sister-in-kind, Katherlean Crandle; two goddaughters, Alice Lilley and Doris Moore; 32 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Oscar Keyes, and six siblings.  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 Mr. and Mrs. William Goddard.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, March 13, 2009)

Hattie Loran Thigpen Keyes

Mrs. Hattie Loran Thigpen Keyes, 75, of 67 Jasmine Drive, Chocowinity, died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, with Bishop Carlton Keyes officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Keyes was born in Hyde County on Sept. 22, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Dessie Farrow and Alfred Thigpen. She attended the Hyde County Schools. On June 18, 1976, she married Fred Keyes, who survives. She had been employed in home health care. She was a member of Mary’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, where she served as Mother Deacon.  Survivors include three daughters, Josephine Copeland, Dollie Lawrence and Lorena Worsley, all of Washington; six sons, Peter Copeland of Stone Mountain, Ga., Frank Copeland of New York, Jimmy Copeland and Bennie Copeland, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., Billy Copeland of Greenville and Mackle Copeland of Washington; four sisters, Ada Coward and Rose Thigpen, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., Lillian Slade of Washington and Mary Blount of Swan Quarter; one brother, Gene Thigpen of Hyde County; 33 grandchildren and 68 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, one son, one sister and three brothers.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, March 14, 2008)

Jessie Marie Young Keyes

Mrs. Jessie Marie Young Keyes of 450 Keyesville Road, Washington, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, Washington, with the Rev. David L. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Keyes family cemetery.  Mrs. Keyes was born Dec. 9, 1927, the daughter of the late Dave and Delphia Barber Young. She attended the Hyde County schools. She was married to Samuel Keyes, who preceded her in death. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Terra Ceia, where she sang in the choir and served as a Mother of the church.  Survivors include two daughters, Alice Keyes Boyd of Washington and Niambi Keyes of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one stepson, Rayvon Moore of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Delphia L. Basnight of Roper and Easter Jenkins of Washington; two brothers, Harold Young and Dave Young Jr. of Roper; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Samuel Keyes Jr.; two sisters, Gertrude Reddick and Rosanna Young; and three brothers, Harry, Fred and Roland Young.  A viewing will take place today from 1-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, June 24, 2006)

Dorothy V. Spencer Keys

Dorothy V. Keys, a truly remarkable woman, was born May 27, 1929 in Belhaven, NC to Evans Spencer Sr. and Martha Ann (nee Lovick) Spencer. She lived most of her life in the cities of Belhaven and Washington, N.C. A resident at Columbus Colony Elderly Care in Westerville, OH, a one of its kind nursing facility caring for those who are deaf and/or blind, she went to that special place Jesus prepared for her on March 10, 2007. She was married to Christopher C. Keys in 1956 until his death in 1966.  She was highly intelligent and a mostly self educated Christian woman, a graduate of the School for the Deaf in Raleigh, NC. Born deaf, she knew she would eventually become blind. She made no excuses or apologies for her handicap because she felt that God had richly blessed her. She was skilled at crafts, having done much of it after becoming blind. She received numerous commendations from the state of North Carolina and civic organizations for her work as a volunteer and social activities participant with deaf and/or blind groups at seminars, workshops and retreats. She lived alone, in an apartment electronically equipped to accommodate her, until she suffered a stroke in September 2006, which made it necessary for her to relocate to Ohio to be with relatives.  In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Maxine Ebron, Marybelle Dalton, Doris B. Bellamy, Darcelean Lamb and brother, Sampson R. Gibbs. She is survived by brothers, Evans (Joann) Spencer, Jr. of Zanesville, Ohio, and Samuel (Jean) Spencer of Parsippany, N.J. and several nieces and nephews and other relatives. She also leaves a host of friends, especially those at the Blind Center in Washington, N.C. She enjoyed meeting and communicating with new people. She loved to love and was loved by all who knew her.  Calling hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., April 14, 2007, at Burrell Funeral Services, 414 LaSalle St., Zanesville, Ohio 43701.  Service will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Elder Tyron C. Spencer. Cremation will take place.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, April 12, 2007)

Floyd Lesley Keys

Mr. Floyd Lesley Keys, 69, of 5873 Bonnerton Road, Edward, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Saint John Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Edmond J. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Keys was born in Beaufort County on June 7, 1939. He was the son of the late Maggie J. and Abner Keys Sr. He was a graduate of the former S.W. Snowden High School. He was a member of Saint John Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Darren Keys of Union City, N.J.; and two sisters, Annie Washington of Blounts Creek, and Florence Marilyn Anderson of Grimesland.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Ethel Ross, Abner Keys Jr., Joyce Keys and Margie Smith.  The family will receive friends at the home of Terry Keys, 5803 Bonnerton Road, Edward.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, June 21, 2008)

Joyce Keys

Ms. Joyce Keys, 63, of 500 E. Third St., Greenville, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007.  A funeral will be conducted Sunday at noon in St. John’s Free Will Baptist Church, Blounts Creek. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The body may be viewed Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon at St. John’s Free Will Baptist Church, Blounts Creek.  Arrangements are by Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, January 21, 2007)

Thomas B. Keys

Capt. Thomas B. Keys, 74, Flamingo Drive, Orlando, died Thursday, May 20, of congestive heart failure. Mr. Keys was retired from the U.S. Army and was a U.S. history and literature writer. Born in Washington, N.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1950. A Protestant, he also was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans of America. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Virginia; brother, Robert C. Jr., Washington, N.C. Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – May 22, 1993; pg. B4)

William Oakley Keys

Mr. William Oakley Keys, 70, a resident of New Bern Health Care Center, New Bern, and formerly of Blounts Creek, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Saint John Free Will Baptist Church with Bishop John McClaney officiating. Burial will follow in the Keyes family cemetery, Blounts Creek.  Mr. Keys was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 24, 1935. He was the son of the late Grace M. and Booker T. Keys, Sr. He attended the Beaufort County schools.  Survivors include four brothers, Bunyon Keys and Vincient Keys, both of Blounts Creek, and Booker T. Keys, Jr. and Vance F. Keys, both of Jacksonville; and one sister, Nancy G. Keys of Jacksonville.  The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. -8 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home of his brother, Bunyon Keys, 650 Core Point Road, Blounts Creek.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, August 10, 2006)

Louise Proctor Kidwell

Mrs. Louise Proctor Kidwell, age 75, a resident of 108 Deep Run Road, Washington died Friday evening, August 31, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday September 6, 2007 at the Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.   The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Mrs. Kidwell owned and operated H & R Block/LPK Accounting Service.  Complete arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Saturday, September 1, 2007)

James Mattocks Killingsworth

James Mattocks Killingsworth, 81, of the 1300 block of Little Neck Road, died Nov. 22, 1997, in Virginia Beach General Hospital.  Mr. Killingsworth was the loving husband of Ruth Hurd Killingsworth. Born in Washington, N.C., he spent most of his life in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He graduated from Maury High School. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas Killingsworth, and his brother, Thomas Hammond Killingsworth.  He retired in 1968 as an equipment specialist from the Naval Air Systems Command Representative Atlantic, Naval Air Station, Norfolk. He taught seamanship, navigation and piloting for the Power Squadron of America and chemical warfare for the Navy Department. He was a member of Lynnhaven United Methodist Church and the Lynnhaven United Methodist Men. He was a member of Masonic Berkley Lodge No. 167, AF&AM.  Survivors, in addition to his wife Ruth, include several nieces and nephews.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lynnhaven United Methodist Church by his pastor, Thomas D. Maddrey. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk with Masonic rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the building fund, Lynnhaven United Methodist Church. Following burial, the family will receive friends at the church. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 24, 1997; pg. B4)

Robert “Dock” Benjamin Killingsworth

BELHAVEN - Robert “Dock” Benjamin Killingsworth, 76, of 135 Killingsworth Lane passed away on Monday, June 8, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was retired as Maintenance Supervisor with Smith Douglas Fertilizer of Kinston for 18 years, and the Selby Company in Belhaven for 15 years.  Dock was a member of the VFW in Pamlico County and served as a Deacon at Holy Family Ministry in Belhaven.  He was preceded in death by his “Brother”, Marcellous McNeil.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2009 from the chapel of Garner Funeral Home with Reverend Amos Sykes and Father Nicholas Ibarra officiating.  Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery with Military Honors.  Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Helen W. Killingsworth of the home; his daughters, Terry Hendricks of Belhaven and Beth Harrell of Maysville; his sons, Robert Gary “Bud” Killingsworth of the home and Todd Jarman and wife, Suzanne of the home; his daughter-in-law, Diane Woolard of Roanoke Rapids and a son-in-law, Terry A. Hendricks of Pungo; five grandchildren, Michelle Smith of Washington, Tyler and Kaleb Jarman, both of Roanoke Rapids, Mary Hannah Jarman of the home and Jonathan Byrd of Maysville; great grandchildren, Connor, Kendall and Cameron Smith, all of Washington; step-grandchildren, Austin, Haley and Aaron Cherry and Thomas Hurdle, all of the home; his sisters, Sarah Andrews of Trenton, Mary Tyndall of Kinston; his brother, Dan Killingsworth of Trenton; niece, Sandra Andrews of Trenton and nephew, Ronnie Andrews of Greenville.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, one hour prior to the service.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, June 10, 2009)

Audrey Parker King

Mrs. Audrey Parker King, 96, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at Autumnfield of Belhaven.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leon C. Parker. She was married to Durward Elbert King, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include a son, Durward Elbert King Jr. of Bath, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her son Chen Parker King.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the King family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, December 17, 2007)

James King

James King, of the 3500 block of Killam Ave., died Dec.10, 1993, in a local hospital.  He was born in Belhaven, N.C., and was a veteran of the Marine Corps.  Survivors include his mother, Rebecca Gibbs King; two sisters, Garoldine Loyd of Norfolk and Louise Boone of Newark, Calif.; one brother, Henry King Jr. of Seaside, Calif.; and a host of nieces and nephews.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Faith Temple Church of God in Christ by Elder James B. Williams. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Friends may join the family at the residence. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 16, 1993; pg. D2)

Walter Darrell King, Sr.

Mr. Walter Darrell King Sr., 73, of 4360 Old Blounts Creek Road, Chocowinity, died Monday, May 15, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, with Marty Alligood officiating.  Mr. King was born March 27, 1933, the son of the late Algia and Lillian Gertrude Buck King. He served in the Navy. He was married to Margaret Whitaker King, who survives. He was owner/operator of W & W Auto in Chocowinity and was also a retired electrician.  Survivors include one son, Walter King Jr. of Grimesland; one sister, Lucy King Waller of Richmond, Va.; two stepdaughters, Staff Sgt. Aimee Minniti-Watson of Fort Bragg and Jacqui Fontes of Raeford; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 17, 2006)

Iva Lane Roberson Kinion

Mrs. Iva Lane Roberson Kinion, 78, of Edenton, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Greenville.  A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Macedonia Christian Church with Greg Sexton officiating.  Mrs. Kinion was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 18, 1930. She was the daughter of Hoyt and Rebecca Leggett Roberson. She married James Albert Kinion in 1956 who preceded her in death Sept. 25, 2006. She was retired as a guidance counselor with the North Carolina public school system. She was a member of Edenton United Methodist Church.  Survivors include two sons, Wyn Kinion of Williamston and Ken Kinion of Raleigh; one sister, Eleanor “Brownie” Everett of Bryan, Texas, and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her son, Wyn Kinion, 2371 W. Bear Grass Road, Williamston.  Arrangements are by Biggs Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, December 3, 2008)

Clydie Faye Wainwright Kinnion

Mrs. Clydie Faye Wainwright Kinnion, age 77, a resident of 1452 Durham Creek Road, Blounts Creek, NC died Sunday October 31, 2010 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday November 2, 2010 at Edward Christian Church officiated by Pastor David Linton and Pastor Ray Webb. Burial will follow in Warren Memorial Cemetery. Brandon Richards, Frank Richards, Danny Taylor, Richard Donoflio, Dalton Bennett and Kyle Burgess will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Clydie Faye was born in Pitt County on July 6, 1933 daughter of the late Jesse Wainwright and the late Berdie Estelle Worthington Wainwright. She was a graduate of Aurora High School. Mrs. Clydie Faye married Willard Blonnie Kinnion who preceded her in death on February 12, 2009. She dedicated her life to her family as a homemaker to her church as a devoted member of Edward Christian Church and a valued member of her community.  Survivors include a son: Jesse H. Kinnion and his wife Carol of Blounts Creek; a sister: Mary Fleming of Blounts Creek; two Grandsons: and Granddaughters in law: Jason Donald Kinnion and Danielle of Charlotte and Kevin Michael Kinnion and Alicia Deans of Blounts Creek and a great grandson: Kevin Michael Kinnion, Jr. of Blounts Creek. Mrs. Clydie Faye was preceded in death by three sisters: Sybil Banks, Estelle Banks and Dorothy Mae Wainwright and five brothers: Earl Wainwright, Clifton Wainwright, Jack Wainwright, Clarence Wainwright and Johnnie Wainwright.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM till the funeral Hour Tuesday at the church and at other times at the home of Mrs. Clydie Faye’s son Jesse located at 7271 Core Point Road, Blounts Creek, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Kinnion family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Willard Blonnie Kinnion

Mr. Willard Blonnie Kinnion, age 79, a resident of 1452 Durham Creek Road, Blounts Creek, died Thursday, February 12, 2009 at his home.  Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Warren Memorial Cemetery, Hwy 33, Blounts Creek, conducted by Pastor David Linton.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Russell Warren, Brian Warren, Dalton Bennett, Kyle Burgess, Mayhew Banks, Beau Bey.  Mr. Kinnion was born in Beaufort County on October 28, 1929. He was the son of the late Willard Harold Kinnion and Mary Lyle Tuten Kinnion. Mr. Kinnion served in the U.S. Army. On August 28, 1958 he married the former Clydie Faye Wainwright who survives. He was a retired mill operator at PCS in Aurora. Mr. Kinnion worked as a commercial fisherman as long as his health permitted. He was a member of the Edward Christian Church, the National Rifle Association and former member of the Blueberry Hunting Club.  Survivors include his wife, Clydie Faye Wainwright Kinnion of the home; one son, Jesse Harold Kinnion and his wife, Carol of Blounts Creek; two grandsons and granddaughters in law, Jason Donald Kinnion and Danielle of Charlotte, Kevin Michael Kinnion and Alicia Deans of Blounts Creek; great grandson, Kevin Michael Kinnion, Jr.; and two brothers, Harold Randolph Kinnion of Blounts Creek, James Cleon Kinnion of Georgia. In addition to his parents, Mr. Kinnion was preceded in death by a brother, William Earl “Billy” Kinnion.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Kinnion family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, February 14, 2009)

Annabelle Kinsey

School cafeterias are rarely known for their gourmet offerings, but the kids and teachers who lunched on food prepared by Annabelle Kinsey had no complaints.  Kinsey, head cook for the Philadelphia School District for 25 years, took pride in her culinary skills, and the pupils and teachers of four schools were the beneficiaries.  Her specialty was Southern cooking, and she frequently deviated from the schools' prepared menus to thrill her young customers with a taste of the soul.  Kinsey, who spent her life as a cook, both with the school system and with private families in the Philadelphia area and up and down the East Coast, and who was the matriarch of a large family whose help and advice were cherished by two generations, died Saturday. She was 83 and lived in Germantown.  She was born in Pantego, N.C., to Murphy and Ophelia Belle Gibbs-Adams. The family moved to Philadelphia in 1928.  She began cooking for private families in the Philadelphia area, and word of her skills soon spread among the well-off who could afford their own cooks, and she had plenty of work.  Sometimes, when a family moved to another state, they asked her to come along. She took her talents as far away as New York and Florida.  With the school district, Kinsey cooked at the Roosevelt Middle School, Germantown and Shall-cross high schools, and Saul Technical High School, from which she retired in 1986.  She married Quitman Kinsey, an employee of the old Pennsylvania Railroad, in 1937. He died in 1991.  Last year, Kinsey got some unwanted attention when the Social Security Administration declared her dead. Her pension checks stopped coming, and it took several months for her and her family to convince the government that she was very much alive.  Her plight, and those of other area residents who suffered the same fate, was chronicled in the Daily News last January and led to many of the "dead" being restored to life.  Kinsey was big on family life, and she had a big family to deal with. There were her own seven children, and then came grandkids, great-grandkids and, eventually, great-great grandkids.  The family moved from a four-bedroom house to a seven-bedroom house to accommodate the crowd.  And there would be Kinsey in the kitchen, stirring up her collard greens and other soul-food specialties for the steadily expanding family.  "Thanksgiving and Christmas were big occasions," said her granddaughter, Kimberly Johnson. "The house would be packed. Everybody came to her house.  "We loved her food," she said. "I grew up on it. She loved entertaining family and friends. She was well-known in the neighborhood, especially in the supermarkets where she bought the food.  "She always had something around for you to nibble on.  "She was a happy person, but she always spoke her mind. And she had a great sense of humor. She made you laugh no matter what you were going through.  "She taught us what a family is."  Kinsey was a matriarch whose door was always open, her granddaughter said.  "You could always talk to her," Kimberly said, "and she gave good advice: respect your elders, and save your money.  "She used to say if you make five dollars a week, put one dollar aside. Make sure you never ask anyone for anything, but, if you do, be sure to pay it back.  "When I had my daughter, she was premature, and grandmom was with me every step of the way. She would smuggle food to me in the hospital.  "She made me the woman I am today."  Kinsey is survived by two daughters, Joanne Marshall and Lucy Kinsey; two sons, Salas and Theodore Kinsey; a sister, Vida Moore; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by three sons, Quitman Jr., Howard and Murphy.  Services: Memorial service 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Beckett-Brown Funeral Home, 5618 Baynton St.  (Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia, PA) – November 1, 2002; pg. 80)

Bill H. Kinsey, Sr.

Dr. Bill H. Kinsey, Sr., age 92, retired veterinarian and resident of 106 Spruce Street, Washington Park, died Friday, February 23, 2007, at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2007, at Second Baptist Church, Washington, conducted by Dr. Phil Hayes and the Rev. William Gay. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Deacons of the Second Baptist Church will serve as active pallbearers. Members of his Sunday school class will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Dr. Kinsey was born in Coinjock, N.C., on August 4, 1914. He was the son of the late Benjamin Cull Kinsey and Alice Garrington Kinsey. Dr. Kinsey did his undergraduate work at Wake Forest University. He studied veterinary medicine at Auburn University. Dr. Kinsey’s practice served the area from Wilmington to the Outer Banks. He was a member of the North Carolina State Veterinarian Association, where he held several offices. Dr. Kinsey was a member of Second Baptist Church. He served on the Beaufort County Hospital Board, Beaufort County Board of Health and the Washington Park Board. Dr. Kinsey was a Beaufort County Hospital volunteer and assisted with the Meals on Wheels program  Dr. Kinsey was married to the former Margaret Cochrane, who preceded him in death in January 1998.  Survivors include his son, Dr. Bill H. Kinsey, Jr. of Zimbabwe; his daughter, Lynne Asby and her husband, James, of Cary, N.C.; a granddaughter, Margaret Peykamian and her husband, Shahram, of Cary; a grandson, Todd Asby and his wife, Emily, of Raleigh; and four great-grandchildren, Roxanna Lynne Peykamian, Layla Grace Peykamian, Shane Douglas Asby and Sarah Elizabeth Asby.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 25, 2007, at Second Baptist Church and other times at his home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Kinsey family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, February 26, 2007)

William Larry Kinsey

William Larry Kinsey, 60, fondly known as “Kinsey”, of 1116 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, N. C. passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008, at his home with his family by his side, after a long battle with auto-immune disease.   A funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Hunter’s Bridge Church of Christ.  Arthur (Bud) Ball, Steve Bryan and Curtis White will officiate.  Visitation will follow in the church fellowship hall.  Entombment will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington.  Pallbearers will be Randy Rutledge, Alex Lee, Jesse Jefferson, Julian Cutler, Douglas Bright, Mitchell Keech, Ivory (Jack) Windley,  Bobby Hanna, Guy Cutler, Marshall Lilley, Donnie Cutler and Bobby Lilley.  Honorary Pallbearers will be the staff and employees of Twiford Funeral Home in Elizabeth City.  Larry was born in Wilson County, N. C. on February 22, 1948, son of the late William Lindo and Edith Wiggs Kinsey.  He was reared in Kenly, N. C. and was a 1966 graduate of North Johnston High School in Kenly and a 1968 graduate of Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, Dallas, Texas.  As of December 2, 2008, he had been a N. C. Board of Funeral Service licensee for 40 years,   His strong desire to become a funeral director came at the early age of 14.  Larry served his apprenticeship under the late J. Bonner Paul at Paul  Funeral Home. After his mortuary school training he began at Mitchell Funeral Home in Raleigh and later became a partner/owner in Paul Funeral Home from 1977 to 1991.  He was the founder of Hillside Funeral Service, where he was partner/owner from 1997 until his untimely dismissal in December, 2003.  For the past five years he has been a funeral director with Twiford Funeral Home of Elizabeth City.  He was also co-owner of Pamlico Memorial Gardens from October, 2002 until December, 2007.  Larry was always very civic minded, he was instrumental in getting the first rescue squad in Beaufort County and in recent years served on the board of Broad Creek EMS.  He volunteered at Washington Fire Department for many years.  He had been a member of the Washington Evening Rotary Club where he served as president in  1985-1986 and received the Rotarian of the Year Award in 1984 and 1989, and was a recipient of the Paul Haris Fellow Award.  In recent years he had been a member of the Elizabeth City Rotary Club, where he served as treasurer.  He was a member of the Bath Lions Club, where he received the 100% Club Award in 2001-02.  He received the Service Award in 2000-02 from the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce.  He had been a recipient of the Outstanding  Young Men of America in 1983 and  the Distinguished Service Award by the Washington Jaycees. He was a member of Hunter’s Bridge Church of Christ.    Larry always considered  Beaufort County his home, and told people that he lived in Pinetown, “God’s Country”.  He loved people, could carry on a conversation with a complete stranger, a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and N. C. State fan.  Mowing the yard was a chore he adored, and loved to go to Williamsburg, VA.  Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 18 years, Vickie Tetterton Kinsey, having been married on May 10, 1991; a daughter, Tanna Bishop-Kinsey of the home and her special someone Eric Clayton; mother-in-law, Minnie Burford of the home, known to him as “Me-Ma” and his loving cat, “Pooter”, and many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  The family will receive friends at the home and after the service on Sunday night at the church.  Memorials may be made to Hunter’s Bridge Church of Christ, c/o A. W. Cooke, 209 Barwick Drive, Washington, NC 27889 or Blind Center of Washington, 221 North Harvey Street, Washington NC 27889.  Bryan Funeral Service of Swan Quarter and Twiford Funeral Home of Elizabeth City is serving the Kinsey Family.  Flowers will be accepted at Hunter’s  Bridge Church of Christ beginning at 2:00 p.m. Sunday.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

David Herman Kirk

Mr. David Herman Kirk, 52, of 112 Shad Bend Drive, Washington, died Thursday, November 16, 2006 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Ryder Hill Cemetery with Rev. Medford Hopkins officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, November 18, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home of his parents, David and Frances Kirk, 382 Loop Road, (Pamlico Beach), Belhaven.  Mr. Kirk was born November 26, 1953 in Beaufort County. He was the son of David Leroy Kirk and Frances Arline Sawyer Kirk. He was married to the former Edna Lewis. He was an electrician with Stanadyne. He attended John A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven and received his electrician’s license from Beaufort County Community College.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Edna Lewis Kirk of Blounts Creek; two sons, David Eric Kirk of Dare County and Wade Lee Kirk of Greenville; six sisters, Frances Kirk Force of Washington, Carolyn Kirk Cornelius of Belhaven, Judy Kirk Hooten of Belhaven, Lois Kirk Tooley of Plymouth, Rita Kirk Rose of Belhaven and Connie Kirk Respess of Chocowinity; and one brother, Oral Wayne Kirk of Washington and his friend and caregiver, Dianne Dickinson of Washington.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rachel.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, November 18, 2006)

David Leroy Kirk

Mr. David Leroy "Roy" Kirk, age 92, a resident of 382 Loop Road, Belhaven, went to be with his Savior, Tuesday, September 21, 2010. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 11 AM at Ryder Hill Cemetery in the Pamlico Beach Community, with Dean Fulford officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, September 24, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC, and other times at his home.  Mr. Kirk was born in Beaufort County on April 26, 1918 to James Willis and Callie Wilkins Kirk.  On May 5, 1938 he married his beloved Frances Arline Sawyer Kirk who precedes him in death.  He was known to all as "Roy".  Along with his family, working on the water was his passion.  He continued as a commercial fisherman until his rugged old body made him dock his boat for retirement.  He also served his country in the Navy during WWII.  He is survived by his children, Frances K. Force and Oral W. Kirk, both of Washington, Carolyn K. Cornelius, Judy K. Hooten, and Rita K. Rose, all of Belhaven, Lois K. Tooley of Plymouth, and Connie K. Respess of Chocowinity, 22 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.  In addition to his family he is survived by one brother, John Kirk of Belhaven  In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his son David Herman Kirk, four brothers, and one sister.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Frances Arline Sawyer Kirk

Mrs. Frances Arline Sawyer Kirk, age 88, a resident of 382 Loop Road, Belhaven, went to be with her Savior, Friday, March 26, 2010 at Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 29, 2010 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Rev. Medford Hopkins officiating. A Service of Committal will follow at Ryder Hill Cemetery in the Pamlico Beach Community.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Kirk was born in Beaufort County on April 23, 1921 to Alonzo and Mary Williams Sawyer. On May 15, 1938 she married David LeRoy “Roy” Kirk who survives. Arline was a homemaker and a member of Belhaven Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Ladies Ministry of the church.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Frances K. Force of Washington, Connie K. Respess of Chocowinity, Lois K. Tooley of Plymouth and Judy K. Hooten, Rita K. Rose, and Carolyn K. Cornelius all of Belhaven, her son, Oral Wayne Kirk of Washington, 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by her son David Herman Kirk and all eight of her siblings.  Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, March 27, 2010)

Johnathan Ernest Kirk

Lance Corporal Johnathan Ernest Kirk, age 25, a resident of 613 Chambers Point Road, Pamlico Beach Community, Belhaven died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at the National Navy Medical Center in Bethesda, MD as a result of injuries sustained during his tour of duty in Iraq.  A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2007, at Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill officiated by Dean Fulford.  Chris Mercer, Matt Jordan, Randall Moore, Josh Woolard, Georgie Hopkins, Jr., Noland Wilkins, Jr., Jesse Tetterton and McKinley Foster will serve as pallbearers. Michael Potter, Ryan Hopkins, and Joseph R. Foster will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Johnathan was born in Beaufort County on March 24, 1982, son of John Willis Kirk and Glenda Bryson Hopkins. He was a 2000 graduate of Northside High School and received an associate’s degree from Beaufort County Community College. Johnathan was a member of the United States Marine Corps. He attended Wades Point Pentecostal Holiness Church.  He is survived by his mother: Glenda Jean Bryson Hopkins and her husband, Robbie of Belhaven; his father: John Willis Kirk and his wife, Donna of Washington; his brothers: Shaun Hopkins and Benjamin Hopkins both of Belhaven; his sisters: Samantha Kirk, Ashley Kirk and Katie Davis all of Washington; his paternal grandparents: John and Dorothy Kirk of Belhaven; his maternal grandmother: Velma Huggins of Belhaven; and his maternal great grandmother: Ada Foster of Belhaven. He is preceded in death by his paternal great grandparents: John and Essie Hooten and his maternal great grandfather: Benjamin Foster. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home of his mother, Glenda Hopkins located at 613 Chambers Point Road, Belhaven, Pamlico Beach Community and the home of his father, Willis Kirk located at 105 Sweetbriar Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Kirk Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, May 4, 2007)

Lynwood Sylvester Kirk

Mr. Lynwood Sylvester Kirk, age 71, a resident of the Belhaven and Pamlico Beach Community died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Wades Point Pentecostal Holiness Church officiated by Rev. Kenneth Dixon. Burial will follow at the Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill. Mark Braddy, Carlton Cornelius, Dean Fulford, Jr., Anthony Waters, Kevin Boggs, Fred Mangold and Ray Tinker will serve as pallbearers. Clyde Kirk will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Mr. Kirk was born in Beaufort County on June 9, 1942, to the late James Sylvester Kirk and Lelia Nell Braddy. On July 5, 1960, Mr. Kirk married the late Elizabeth Louise “Betty” Foster Kirk, who preceded him in death on June 24, 2009. Mr. Kirk worked as a commercial fisherman and did some welding. He was a member of the Wades Point Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Mr. Kirk was a humble man of God who loved Jesus with all his heart. He was talented by ear musically and his family loved hearing him play the guitar and piano.  Mr. Kirk is survived by four daughters, Amy Tinker and husband Ray of Belhaven, NC, Beverly Waters and husband Anthony of Pinetown, NC, Adina Boggs and husband Kevin of Missoula, MT, Janel Mangold and husband Fred of Greenville, NC, a son, Lennie Kirk of California, two sisters, Betty Brooks and husband Fred of Greenville, NC and Dale Jacobs of Waycross, GA, and twelve grandchildren.  In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Kirk is preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 3, 2013, one hour prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the service hour and other times at the home of Mr. Kirk’s daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Anthony Waters, 773 Jones Bridge Road, Pinetown, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Kirk family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Thelma Harris Kirkley

Mrs. Thelma Harris Kirkley, age 78, a resident of 609 Wilson Street, Washington, NC died Monday March 7, 2011 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  A graveside funeral will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday March 9, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Ray West.  Mrs. Kirkley was born in Pitt County on August 30, 1932 daughter of the late Bonnie Lee Harris and the late Eula Waters Harris. She was a graduate of Washington High School and worked until her retirement with Flowers Bakery now known as Sunbeam Bakery. She was a member of First Church of Christ of Washington.  Survivors include two sons: Beecher E. Kirkley and his wife Lee Ann of Hayes, VA and Gary Lee Kirkley of Washington; two sisters: Velma Lane of Washington and Melva Ledwell of Charlotte; a brother: Elvin Harris of Greenville and four grandchildren: Joseph Kirkley, Joseph Dusewicz, John Dusewicz and Mathew Dusewicz. Mrs. Kirkley was preceded in death by a brother: Delma Harris.  Mrs. Kirkley’s family would like to thank Velma Lane for her care and concern shown to her sister up to and thru her last days.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Mrs. Thelma Kirkley’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James Edward Kirkman

Mr. James Edward Kirkman, age 73, a resident of 458 Robersonville Road, Washington, NC died Sunday October 8, 2006 at his home.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday October 11, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Pastor Gary K. Thompson.  Mr. Kirkman was born in Craven County on October 7, 1933 son of the late Gussie Clinton Kirkman and Sabrah Elizabeth Laughinghouse Kirkman who survives. He attended Craven County Schools. Mr. Kirkman worked as a pipe fitter in the construction field in Danbury, Connecticut before his retirement. After his retirement he moved back to the Washington area.  Surviving along with Mr. Kirkman’s mother: Sabrah Kirkman of Washington is a brother: Roy Kirkman of Edenton.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, October 10, 2006)

Sabrah Elizabeth Laughinghouse Kirkman

Mrs. Sabrah Elizabeth Laughinghouse Kirkman, 94, a former resident of Beaufort County, died Monday, July 26, 2010 at Chowan Hospital in Edenton, NC.  A funeral service will be held 2:00PM Thursday at Paul Funeral Home of Washington. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:45pm Thursday at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Paul Funeral Home)

David Lee Kite

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Mr. David Lee Kite, 76, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Kite Family Cemetery.  Mr. Kite was a native of Craven County and had been a resident of Roxboro, N.C. for a number of years.  He is survived by: daughter, Louise Kite Lewis and husband, Larry, of Chocowinity; grandchildren, Larry Lewis, Jr., and wife, Tracy, of Winterville, Daniel Roach and wife, Cheryl, of Farmville; two great grandchildren, Landon Hunter Lewis and Kyleigh Roach; sister, Susanne Dail and husband, Vernon, of Kinston.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro.  (The Sun Journal (New Bern, NC) - Tuesday, June 19, 2007)

June Alfred Knaup

June Alfred Knaup, 76, of Hickory Point, died Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cuthrell Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 pm until 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home.  She is survived by an aunt, Harriett Alferd Paul of Washington; a brother, Fred Alfred of Cary; two sisters, Marie Gaskins of Arapahoe and Dell Matthews of Hickory Point; good friends Steve and Susan Williamson and Donnie Williamson, all of Hickory Point and several nieces and nephews.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, May 14, 2007)

 Jonathan Knight

Mr. Jonathan Knight, 52, a resident of 4874 Cherry Run Road, Adamsville community, Washington, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Adamsville Church of God with pastor Nancy Sadler officiating. Burial will follow in the Knight family cemetery.  Mr. Knight was born Aug. 27, 1955. He was the son of the late Robert Ann Hopkins and Miles A. Knight. He was a 1974 graduate of Washington High School. He was employed in the farming industry.  Survivors include three sisters, Luella Godley of Queens, N.Y., Thelma Johnson of Williamston and Margaret Turner of Washington; five brothers, Esau Knight, Jacob Knight and Miles Knight Jr., all of the home, Clifton Knight of Everett and James Knight of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home of Preston Branch, 281 Grimesland Bridge Road, Grimesland.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Market St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, May 4, 2008)

Lee Edward Knott, Jr.

Mr. Lee Edward Knott, Jr., age 80, a resident of 603 Shorewood Drive, Washington Park, died Monday afternoon July 1, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Friday July 5, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Rev. Edmund Terrell Knott.  Mr. Knott was born on August 6, 1932, in Valdosta, GA, son of the late Lee Edward Knott and Pauline Meeder Knott. He was a 1950 graduate of Washington High School and attended Davidson College from 1951-1952. In 1954, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC-CH, he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. During 1954 – 1957, he served his country as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. In 1964, he graduated from the Duke University School of Law and practiced law from 1964 – 2004. Mr. Knott was a member of the N.C. Bar Association, American Legion, and Washington Yacht and Country Club. He loved to sail, fish, ski, play tennis and back pack. He was an animal lover especially his dogs.  On November 18, 1961, he married the former Patty Mayne who survives.  In addition to his wife, Patty, of the home, he is survived by his brothers: Dr. Rufus Henry Knott, II of Washington and Eddie Tayloe Knott and his wife, Rena Terrell Knott of New Bern and his nephews: Rufus H. Knott, III, Edmund Terrell Knott and Lee E. Knott, III.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Knott family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Silver Lee Bryant Knowles

Mrs. Silver Lee Bryant Knowles, age 94, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 21, 2013 11:00a.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. Todd Parrish. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Knowles was born in Nash County on September 1, 1919 to the late Ralph W. Bryant and Lilly Winstead Bryant. She attended schools in Spring Hope, NC. Mrs. Knowles married Walter Edison Knowles, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Knowles was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Washington.  Mrs. Knowles is survived by a son, Leo G. Taylor and wife Candy of Durham, a grandson, Guy Taylor of Raleigh, a granddaughter, Rachel Taylor of Wilmington, a great grandson, Jack Taylor of Raleigh, three stepsons, Anson Knowles of Virginia, Edison Knowles of Plymouth, and Billy Knowles of Virginia., and a sister, Lottie B. Cannon also of Virginia.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Knowles is preceded in death by four brothers, Ralph Bryant, Howard Bryant, Ward Bryant and Evan Bryant and a sister Burla B. Earp.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 21, 2013, one hour prior to the service, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Knowles family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Christine Swain Kolacz

Mrs. Christine Swain Kolacz, age 83, formerly of 217 Hudnell St. Washington, died Sunday, February 25, 2007 at Ridgewood Manor.  Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Dr. Richard L. Harrison Jr.  Mrs. Kolacz was born in Beaufort Co. on July 8, 1923 to the late John E. and Lena Leggett Swain. She was a graduate of Washington High School and attended Business School in Charlotte. Mrs. Kolacz was a member of the First Christian Church and was a retired receptionist for Singer Furniture Co. On April 4, 1944, she married Stanley Kolacz who preceded her in death in 1979.  Survivors include her daughter: Mary Kay Taylor of Hilton Head, SC, her brother: Sonny Swain of Washington, her grandson and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Tuesday, February 27, 2007)

Leslie Gray Koonce

Mr. Leslie Gray Koonce, 68, of 250 Lover’s Lane, Washington, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Radcliffe family cemetery in the Free Union Community of Pinetown with the Rev. Nelson Koonce officiating.  Clennon Sparks, Shawn Sparks, Lindsay Koonce, James Koonce, Troy Lee Koonce Jr. and Eston Koonce will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Koonce was born in Princess Anne County, Va., on Sept. 27, 1937. He was the son of the late Zebulon Vance Koonce and Beatrice Ann Priest Koonce. He was a truck driver. He was a member of the Graceway Fellowship.  Survivors include two daughters, Tina Banks of Blounts Creek, and Margaret Beavers of Vanceboro; one son, Billy Martin Koonce of Ohio; two stepchildren, Mary Lee Ratcliff of Pinetown, and Charlie Ray Ratcliff of Raleigh; three sisters, Shelby Squires of Washington, Judy McManus of New Bern, and Margaret Goins of California; two brothers, Troy Lee Koonce Sr. of Washington, and Preston Koonce of Bath; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Leslie Gray Koonce Jr.; one daughter, Maggie J. Koonce; one sister, Beatrice Ann Torbich, and one brother, Zebulon Vance Koonce Jr.  The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, September 2, 2006)

Luby Wiley Koonce

Mr. Luby Wiley Koonce, age 74, a resident of Bath died Saturday morning, September 1, 2007 at home.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Monday September 3, 2007 at Bonner’s Point in Bath officiated by Pastors Allan Harmon and Woody Freeze, III.  Mr. Koonce was born in Craven County on May 16, 1933, son of the late William Wiley “Willie” Koonce and Ruth Morgan Koonce. On October 11, 1954 he married the former Doris Everett, who survives. He was a commercial fisherman.  In addition to his wife, Doris, he is survived by his sons: Jerry Lane Koonce and Garry Wayne Koonce both of Bath, Andy Keith Koonce and wife, Sherry of Pinetown; his daughters: Beverly Koonce Jarvis and husband, Michael of Bath and Ruby Ann Glover and husband, Mark of Havelock; his brother: Billy Ray “Bud” Koonce of New Bern; his sister: Mary Ellen Hines of Grifton; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  His son, Toney Collins Koonce preceded him in death on June 7, 1991 at the age of 31. He is also preceded in death by his brother: Floyd Collins Koonce and his sisters: Nellie Gray Squires and Addie Lee Hudgins.  The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Beverly Jarvis located at 120 Claredon Ave., Bath.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Koonce Family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Saturday, September 1, 2007)

Loray Lawrence Kornegay

Mrs. Loray Lawrence Kornegay, 68, a resident of Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home, Washington, and formerly of 300 Minuteman Lane, Washington, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, with Elder Donald Peartree officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Kornegay was born in Beaufort County on May 16, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Dolia Credle Lawrence and Johnnie Frank Lawrence. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to Matthew Kornegay, who preceded her in death. She was employed as a domestic technician at a recreational center for senior citizens in New York. She was a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Bath.  Survivors include one daughter, Doris Faye Dickinson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one son, Charles Edward Kornegay of Bridgeport, Conn.; five sisters, Elsie Hodges and Virginia Brown, both of Bath, Willie Mae Becton of Washington, Classie Mae Spencer of Bridgeport, Conn., and Cynthia Rentz of Knightdale; one brother, John Lawrence of Greensboro; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Moore and Edna Jones and two brothers, Wade Lawrence and Leroy Lawrence.  The family will receive friends at the home of her niece, Demetrice Brown-Clark, 600 Cedar Drive, Chocowinity.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, March 3, 2007)

Cornelius S. Krajewski

Mr. Cornelius S. “Neil” Krajewski, a resident of 260 Goose Creek Road, Washington, NC died Friday, August 3, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  He was born on July 14, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest son of Stanley and Cornelia Wagner Krajewski. On October 8, 1950, he married Helen Bruch and had a blessed marriage for sixty-one years. He loved his family dearly, and was always there.  He is survived by his wife, Helen Krajewski, son Neil Krajewski, daughter-in-law, Cara Krajewski, grandchildren, Neil Patrick Krajewski, Kyle Krajewski and Alyssa Krajewski, brothers, Robert Krajewski (Madge), Edward Krajewski (Cecilia), sisters-in-law, Gloria Krajewski and Irene Carey, cousins, Henry and Maureen Wagner and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Stanley Krajewski.  Mr. Krajewski served his country in the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant from the U.S. Army. He continued his education and graduated from RCA Institute. He was employed by IBM and enjoyed his thirty-four year career.  Mr. Krajewski resided in Poughkeepsie, New York for thirty years. He was a volunteer firefighter with the La Grange, New York Fire Department for twenty-seven years and was always proud of his Captain’s badge. Mr. Krajewski was a member of the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club where he served as Commodore and enjoyed power boating for many years. He retired from IBM in 1990 and the following year relocated to Washington, NC to enjoy a happy retirement. Mr. Krajewski was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Tau Tribe # 18, Improved Order of Red Men, Masonic Lodge # 675 A.F. & A.M. and VFW Post # 6088.  The family will receive friends on Monday, August 6, 2012 from 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, NC.  A funeral mass will be held at 11:00a.m.Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church officiated by Father M. Arturo Cabra. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Mr. Krajewski’s grandchildren, Neil Patrick Krajewski, Kyle Krajewski and Alyssa Krajewski along with Richard Gerard, Bobby Jackson, Leslie Jordan and Henry Wagner will serve as pallbearers.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Krajewski family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mark C. Kreisher

Mr. Mark C. Kreisher, age 47, a resident of Washington, NC passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Martin General Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 PM Friday, January 6, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Danny Allen. Special music will be provided by Laurie Weston and Leslie Keeley. The family will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the service.  Mark was born on October 19, 1964 in Huntsville, AL, son of the late Robert Barry Kreisher and Nancy Churchill Kreisher, who survives. He graduated from Washington High School in 1983 and served his country in the United States Army, from which he retired.  In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Diana "DeeDee" Kreisher of Simpsonville, SC; daughters, Heather Leanne Kreisher of Bangor, ME and Addison Reed Kreisher of Simpsonville, SC; his brother, Rob Kreisher of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Laurie Stocks of Huntington, WV, Julie Prater of Wenatchee, WA, Ali Woolard of Washington, NC and Jennifer Powell of Klamath Falls, OR; and several nieces and nephews. Along with his father, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Noah McQuigg Pike.  "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:7.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Kreisher family.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Rebecca Starr Bland Krosting

Rebecca Starr Krosting, 66, of Davidson, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.  She was born on October 15, 1946 in Washington, NC, to the late Robert and Gladys Chrismon Bland.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Bland.  She is survived by her husband Dean N. Krosting; children, Ron Curtis, Timothy Curtis, Dean Krosting, Jr.; sister, Cindi Dedmond and husband, Randy; brothers, Greg Bland, Robert Bland; grandchildren, Dean “Trey” Krosting III, Allisyn Marie Krosting, Rachael Nicole Elliot, Sarah Elizabeth Brazzelle; and great grandchildren, Makenna Jade Krosting, Conor Daniel Brazzelle and Liliana Grace Brazzelle.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 13,2013 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Pastor Travis Boyd.  Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville and Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington are honored to serve the Krosting family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

John William Krutilek

Mr. John William Krutilek, age 72, a resident of 105 Cedar Lane, Rosedale, Washington, died Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2006 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Father Arturo Cabra. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Members of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Washington Lodge #1800 will serve as pallbearers: Clyde Cartwright, Edward Lee Paul, David E. Rouse, Frankie Rouse, George Schryer, Ronnie Shea, Joel Sondys and William Toler.  Mr. Krutilek was born in El Campo, Texas on August 13, 1934. He was the son of the late Joseph Willie Krutilek and Lottie Marie Drozd Krutilek. Mr. Krutilek served in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Texasgulf as a Lab Technician with 41 years of service. Mr. Krutilek was a member of the Mother of Mercy Catholic Church and honorary member of the Knights of Columbus. He umpired in the Washington Recreation Department for over 20 years.  Mr. Krutilek was very active in the Washington Moose Lodge #1800. He joined the lodge in 1968 and the local Legion of the Moose in 1973. Mr. Krutilek became a 25 Club member in 1977. He served as Governor of the Washington Moose Lodge in 1981, 1986 and 1999. Mr. Krutilek earned the Fellowship Degree in 1982 and the Pilgrim Degree in 1993. He was also a Past Governor, Past District 17 President, Coordinator for Youth Awareness, Assistant Secretary of Local Legion, Past Moose of the Year, and currently was Vice-President of Enoca 69 Moose Legion Board of Directors.  On May 9, 1959, Mr. Krutilek married the former Patricia Ann Zapalac, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Lisa Wingate and her husband, J.B. of Greenville; two grandchildren, Brad Austin Wingate and Brooke McKenzie Wingate both of Greenville; a brother, Milan Krutilek and his wife, Connie of Wharton, Texas; and two sisters, Jeralyn Prihoda and her husband, Alfred of Nada, Texas and Sylvia Wiesner and her husband, Fred of Wharton, Texas.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Krutilek was preceded in death by a sister, Anita Suchma and a brother, Eugene Krutilek.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 105 Cedar Lane, Rosedale, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Krutilek Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, September 8, 2006)

Margaret C. Kurz

Margaret C. Kurz, 91, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 1990) while visiting in Virginia Beach, Va. She was born in Washington, N.C., and came here 1967 from Washington, D.C., where she retired from the Lawyers Title Insurance Co. She was a Presbyterian. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include three sons, George H. Clark Jr., Ocoee, Charles W. Clark, Virginia Beach, and James E. Clark, Newtown, Pa.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Norfolk, Va.   (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – February 3, 1990)

Frank Felix Kwiatkowski

Mr. Frank Felix Kwiatkowski, age 80, a resident of Sterling House, Greenville, NC died Friday, March 23, 2012.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00a.m. Monday at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Father Arturo Cabra.  Mr. Kwiatkowski was born in Suffolk County, New York on June 28, 1931 to the late Frank and Anna Kwiatkowski. He was a graduate of River Head High School on Long Island, New York. Mr. Kwiatkowski married the former Josephine Krukoski, who survives. Mr. Kwiatkowski worked as a filter technician at Flanders Filters in Washington for 38 years. He was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Kwiatkowski is survived by two daughters; Karen Lloyd and husband David of Rock Hill, SC, and Eileen Hinson and husband Alex of Greenville, SC, a son; Charlie Kwiatkowski and wife Elaine of Winterville, NC, four grandchildren; Taylor Lloyd and Katherine Lloyd of Rock Hill, SC, Ashley Hinson of Chicago, IL and Kyle Kwiatkowski of Winterville, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Kwiatkowski family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

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