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Lily Kathleen Dixon Oakley

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James Patrick O'Carroll

Mr. James Patrick O’Carroll, age 44, a resident of Raleigh, died Monday, January 2, 2012 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh officiated by Pastor David Goehehrind.  Mr. O’Carroll was born in Beaufort County on April 17, 1967. He was the son of Gloria Jean Dickinson Jackson and Al Patrick O’Carroll. Mr. O’Carroll worked as a registered nurse as long as his health permitted. He was a member of Highland United Methodist Church, sang in the church choir and was a member of their supper club. In his spare time, Mr. O’Carroll enjoyed watching old movies.  Mr. O’Carroll is survived by his mother, Jean Jackson of Plymouth; his father, Al Patrick O’Carroll of Blounts Creek; his brother and sister in law, Timothy Allen and Tracy O’Carroll of Chocowinity; a very close friend, Kevin Goodnight of Raleigh; special cousin, Robert Thomas Dickinson of Durham; and niece, Catherine O’Carroll of Chocowinity.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of his mother, Jean Jackson, 21824 Hwy 32 North, Plymouth. Stanley Jones will share remembrances with friends at the visitation.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the O’Carroll family.  (Paul Funeral Home & Crematory)

Virginia Gentry O'Carroll

Mrs. Virginia Gentry O’Carroll, age 82, a resident of 331 East 11th Street, Washington, died Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, June 24, 2010 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington conducted by Steve Hill and Mark Lilley. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Robbie Moore, Rodney Moore, Matt Crisp, Joseph Moore, Scott Chadwick and Chris Respess. Jordan Moore will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Mrs. O’Carroll was born in the Wilmar community of Craven County on November 28, 1927. She was the daughter of the late William Jackson Columbus Gentry and Daisy Williams Gentry. Mrs. O’Carroll was a homemaker. She was a Past Matron of Washington Chapter #7 of the Eastern Star and former member of the Shrinettes. Mrs. O’Carroll was a member of Haw Branch Church of Christ.  On September 10, 1948, she married John Wesley O’Carroll, who preceded her in death, August 12, 2000.  Mrs. O’Carroll is survived by two sons, John W. O’Carroll, Jr., Kevin R. O’Carroll and friend, Crystal O’Neal all of Washington; four daughters, Connie O’Carroll Moore and husband, Reid, Ann O’Carroll, Barbara O’Carroll VanLandingham and husband, Jim all of Washington, Lynne O’Carroll and fiancé Ken Willoughby of Ayden; two sisters, Arue Parker and husband Bernard of Jacksonville, FL and Carolyn Rouse and husband, Perry of Olympia, N.C.; one brother, Dennis Gentry of Wilmar; six grandchildren, Kimberly Moore, Robin Moore III and wife, Molly, Rodney B. Moore and wife, Susan, Matt Crisp III and wife, Kim, Jaime Crisp Chadwick and husband, Scott, Suzanne P. Respess and husband, Chris; 12 great grandchildren, Joseph, Jordan and Meghan Moore, Carson and Anna Reid Moore, Ainsley Moore, Cayman, Kyle, and Kinley Crisp, Asa Chadwick, Hailey and Hanna Grace Respess; brother in law, John Bradshaw and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. O’Carroll was preceded in death by one brother, Luther Ray Gentry, one sister, Betty Bradshaw, and one grandson, Alexander Thomas Howard.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 pm Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home 331 East 11th Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the O’Carroll family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Marjorie Buck Adams O'Conney

Mrs. Marjorie Buck Adams O’Conney, age 49, a resident of 358 Kelly Lane, Blounts Creek, died Monday October 31, 2011 at her home.  Mrs. Adams O’Conney was born in Beaufort County on March 12, 1962 to the late Hallet Samuel Buck and Clara Taylor Buck. She was a 1980 graduate of Chocowinity High School and was employed as a cashier in the Walmart Pharmacy in Washington.  Survivors include her husband, Wayne O’Conney of the home, one daughter, Samantha Remick and husband Mike of Blounts Creek, one son, Brandon Adams of Blounts Creek, two brothers, Tom Buck and wife Susan of Ahoskie, Jim Buck and wife Marjorie of Blounts Creek, one sister, Juanita Taylor and husband Charles of Blounts Creek and one granddaughter Khataryna Frizzell.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Doris Bowen Oden

Mrs. Doris Bowen Oden, age 89, a former resident of the Waterford Place, died Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at Britthaven of Washington.  Services will be private.  Mrs. Oden was born in Beaufort County on June 6, 1920. She was the daughter of the late George Robert Bowen and Estelle Allen Bowen. Mrs. Oden graduated from Bath High School in 1937. She worked in the Parts Department at Hamilton Beach, retiring in 1982. Mrs. Oden was a member of the First Christian Church in Washington.  On December 6, 1942, she married James McDonald “Jimmy” Oden, who preceded her in death, September 25, 1982.  Survivors include a son, James M. “Don” Oden, Jr. and his wife, Crystal of Washington; four grandchildren, J.T., Kyle, Caroline and Erin; two great grandchildren, Abigail and Katelyn and daughter in law, Cher Oden-Fox of Brevard, N.C.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Oden was preceded in death by a son, Dale Robert Oden and a brother, Ottis Bowen.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Oden family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, December 10, 2009)

George Howard Oden

George Howard “Yank” Oden, a resident of 115 Maple Creek Drive, Washington, died at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.  A funeral wil be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at L.R. Randolph Memorial Chapel, Washington.  Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. today at L.R. Randolph Memorial Chapel, Washington, and other times at the home of his sister, Mrs. Annie O. Pope, 3739 River Road, Washington. Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, February 5, 2012)

James Louis Oden

Mr. James Louis Oden of 34753 U.S. Highway 264 East, Belhaven, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at home.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, May 19, 2006)

John Henry Oden, III

John Henry Oden, III, 55, of 14905 U.S. 264 East, Pinetown, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held Friday, July 25, 2003, at 2 pm from the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with the Rev. Curtis White officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Jimmy Latham, Gaylon Ambrose, Bill Lurvey, Jr., Mike Gettys, Gary Mason, Al Cutler, Larry Floyd, and George Elliott, III will serves as pallbearers.  David Burbage, Sr., Vernon Godley, Jr. and Howard Moore will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will join friends Thursday evening from 7 pm to 9 pm at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC and other times at the home of his mother at 15128 US 264 East, Pinetown, NC.  Mr. Oden was born on April 26, 1948 in Beaufort County, and was the son of Vera Gettys Oden and the late John Henry Oden, Jr., who preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 1991.  He was US postal carrier with the Bath Post Office, member of the Bath Tri-Centennial Commission, Bath Historic Commission, Historic Bath Foundation and co-authored articles for the NC Genealogy Society Journal.  He also served as past president of the Beaufort County Genealogical Society, North Carolina Genealogical Society, and editor of the Pamteco Tracings Journal of the Beaufort County Genealogical Society.  On July 3, 1988, he married Janice Sawyer.  Survivors include his wife, Janice Sawyer Oden; his mother, Vera Gettys Oden of Pinetown, NC; two sisters, Lynda Oden of Pinetown, NC; Elizabeth “Betsy” Oden Boxer and her husband, Mark, of Spartanburg, SC; and one brother, Dale Oden of Pinetown, NC; his aunt, Elizabeth Oden Elliott of Pinetown, NC; two nephews, Stephen Oden and John David Oden and one niece, Laura Oden; his mother-in-law, Joyce Patrick Sawyer of Rocky Hock, NC; two brothers-in-law, David Sawyer and his wife, Mary, of Rocky Hock, NC; and Bill Sawyer of Raleigh, NC; two sisters-in-law, Brenda S. Harrell and her husband, Louis, of Tyner, NC; and Mary Sawyer of Edenton, NC.  Arrangements are by Hillside Funeral Service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - July 24, 2003)  [See an inventory of his huge genealogical collection here.]

Vera Gettys Oden

Mrs. Vera Gettys Oden, age 92, a resident of 15128 US Hwy 264 East, Pinetown died Monday May 31, 2010 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday June 3, 2010 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by the Rev. Curtis White. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Ted Baynor, Bill Scott Cutler, Al Cutler, Allen Holden, Jimmy Latham and Mike Gettys will serve as pallbearers. The Colonial Book Club of Bath, Ricky Woolard and Jerry Modlin will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Oden was born in Rutherford County on May 5, 1918 daughter of the late Mrs. Willie Gettys. She graduated from Hollis High School and Asheville Teachers’ College. Mrs. Oden married John H. Oden, Jr., who preceded her in death on November 30, 1991. Mrs. Oden was a teacher in Bath for 35 years. She was a member and former president of Delta Kappa Gamma, a member of the Colonial Book Club of Bath, a member of the Beaufort County Mental Health Association for many years, a member of the National Education Association and North Carolina Association of Educators. Mrs. Oden was an avid fan of the North Carolina Tarheels.  Mrs. Oden is survived by her children: Lynda Oden, Dale Oden and Karen Nethercutt and Betsy Oden Boxer and husband Mark, “other daughters”: Janice Sawyer Oden and Sherry Modlin, grandchildren: Stephen, Laura and John David Oden all of Hunter’s Bridge. In addition to her mother and husband, Mrs. Oden is preceded in death by a son: John H. Oden, III and a brother: Fred Gettys.  The family would like to offer a thank you to the special caregivers: Margaret Harris, Marie Boyd, Grace Sawyer and Sherry Modlin and dear friends: Eleanor Humphrey, Rachel Swindell, Myra Wingate and Ruth Waters.  The family will receive friends Wednesday June 2, 2010 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Oden family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Viola Smith Oden

Mrs. Viola S. Oden, 90, of 145 Tuten Road, Blounts Creek, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Anna Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. David Moore Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Oden was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 25, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lukie M. Smith. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to John A. Oden, who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Anna Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the mother board, usher board and women’s auxiliary.  Survivors include two sons, Thomas E. Oden Sr. of Blounts Creek and Jack L. Oden of Grimesland; two daughters, Queenie O. Cutler and Malissa Cutler, both of Edward; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Rubell Smith of Grimesland, Shirley Hackney of  Arapahoe and Delores Corbett of Chocowinity.  The family will receive friends at the home. A walk-in visitation will be held today from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, January 9, 2009)

Waldeth Oden

Waldeth Oden NORFOLK - Waldeth Oden, 87, passed away April 10, 2008. He was born in Little Washington, N.C., to the late Hannah and Will Oden. He served in the U.S. Navy for many years. He also served as a Mason for the Milicer 136. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Oden. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Allen, and son, Reginald Harris, both of Chesapeake; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. A Christian wake will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Graves Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel by Bishop Basnight. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will assemble at 1092 Clements Ave., Norfolk, one hour before the funeral.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] – Monday, April 14, 2008)

Mary Chason McFadyen Oestreich

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Mary Chason McFadyen Oestreich, 85, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery. The Rev. Danny Allen will officiate the service. Mrs. Oestreich was born on June 6, 1923, in Robeson County. She was the loving daughter of the late Leonard and Stella McFadyen and widow of Roy H. Oestreich. Lovingly known as "Granny" by her family, she was an amazing woman. She had no limits for her capacity to love and to be loved by others. Her family was first and foremost in her heart and her love of life is a legacy to all. She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Benjamin McFadyen; and grandson, David Oestreich. Surviving are her sisters, Sarah Maxwell of Raeford, Rebecca Cook of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; a son James "Wayne" Oestreich of Washington; three daughters, Judy Rethmeier of Winston-Salem, Pamela Anderson and Lynne Howard, both of Greenville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home of her son, Wayne Oestreich, 140 Summer Haven Lane, Washington, N.C., and following the service at the graveside.  (Greenville Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Monday, August 4, 2008)

Roy Harding Oestreich

Mr. Roy Harding Oestreich, age 87, a former resident of 201 Ellison Drive, Smallwood, Washington died Friday, March 21, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Monday, March 24, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Rev. Danny Allen.  Mr. Oestreich was born in Fox Lake, Wisconsin on February 21, 1921. He was the son of the late Wilhelm Henry Oestreich and Wilhelmina Marie Witthun Oestreich. Mr. Oestreich served in the U.S, Army, retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star, and the Purple Heart. Mr. Oesteich was an executive with Burlington Industries and National Spinning before his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. Mr. Oestreich was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was one of the original members of the Caring Christian Carpenters.  On March 7, 1942, Mr. Oestreich married the former Mary Chason McFadyen, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are one son, James “Wayne” Oestreich of Washington; three daughters, Judy Rethmeier of Winston-Salem, Pamela Anderson and Lynne Howard both of Greenville; eight grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.  Mr. Oestreich was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Glorein and Ruth; two brothers, Forrest and twin Ray; and one grandson, David Oestreich.  The family will receive friends after services at the graveside.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Oestreich family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Elizabeth Jennings O'Farrow

Mrs. Elizabeth Jennings O’Farrow of 104 Daniel Court, Washington, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Mother of Mercy Catholic Church with Father M. Arturo Cabra officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington. Mrs. O’Farrow was born Oct. 4, 1923, the daughter of McKenzie and Lelia Jennings. She attended the Norfolk Public Schools. She was married to Edmund O’Farrow Jr., who survives.  Survivors include one daughter, Josephine O’Farrow of Trenton, N.J.; one sister, Aleen Leonard of Trenton, N.J. and three grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 4-6 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, March 8, 2007)

Selma E.  O'Farrow

Mrs. Selma E. O’Pharrow of 582 Price Road, Chocowinity died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at the home of her daughter, Deanna O. Anderson of Durham.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. E.R. McNair officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. O’Pharrow was born May 28, 1930, the daughter of William H. and Idora Swinson Edwards. She graduated from Greene County Training School and Elizabeth City State University. She taught school at Snow Hill Elementary, Washington Elementary and Eastern Elementary schools. She was married to Louis O’Pharrow, who preceded her in death Dec. 10, 2001. She was a member of the NAACP and the Cancer Society. She was a member of Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the senior choir, Circle Y Club, kitchen committee and floral committee.  Survivors include one son, Louis O’Pharrow Jr. of Charlotte; two daughters, Deanna O. Anderson of Durham and Jean Rodgers of Williamston; two surrogate children, Wanda Keyes of Silver Spring, Md., and William A. Keyes III of McLean, Va.; three sisters, Gaynell Poteat of Goldsboro, Glennie Sims of Marysville, Calif., and Ruby Scott of Rochester, N.Y.; two brothers, Leon Edwards of Clinton, Md., and Leslie Edwards of Edison, N.J., and six grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy McCowan and two brothers, Glaston H. Edwards and Linwood Edwards.  The family will receive friends today from 6-7 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, September 26, 2008)

Maria Estella Morales Olivares

Mrs. Maria Estella Olivares, age 47, a resident of Beaufort Place, in the Smallwood community of Washington, NC, passed away Monday, December 5, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A rosary service will be held on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 6 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations. The family will receive friends immediately following the rosary service and other times at the home. A funeral mass will be held at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11 AM, officiated by Father Arturo Cabra. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Raul Olivares, Jr., Marcos Olivares, Marcos Morales, Gerardo Olivares, Alejandro Olivares and Guadalupe Barrera will serve as pallbearers.   Mrs. Olivares was born on May 31, 1964 in Apo del Rosario, Michoacán, Mexico, daughter of Mr. Marcos Morales, who survives and the late Mrs. Flora Ortiz. She and her husband, Raul Olivares moved to Washington from California three years ago. She was employed with the City of Washington as the Children's Library Coordinator. Mrs. Olivares was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Pastoral Council, and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.  Survivors include her husband, Raul Olivares of the home; her father, Marcos Morales of Victorville, CA; two sons, Raul Olivares, Jr. and Marcos Olivares, both of Washington, NC; two daughters, Melissa E. Olivares and Michelle E. Olivares, both of Washington, NC; two brothers, Javier Morales and Jose Antonio Morales, both of Santa Ana, CA; and three sisters, Maria Yolanda Aguilar and Irma Flores, both of Victorville, CA, and Maria Guadalupe Olivares of Washington, NC.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Olivares family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Braxton Smith Oliver
Aug. 30, 1917 - June 4, 2014

Braxton Smith Oliver, age 96, a resident of Belangia Rd., Havelock, NC, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Crystal Coast Hospice House. There will be a graveside celebration of his life at 11:00 am, Friday, June 6, at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, NC, officiated by Rev. Robert Tilley. The family will receive friends Friday, June 6 from 10:00 to 10:45 am at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and travel to the cemetery in procession. The family will also receive friends at the home of Gayle Clark and Bryan Ross, 924 Isabella Ave. Ext., Washington, NC.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Gary DeWayne Oliver

Mr. Gary DeWayne Oliver, age 62, a resident of 16184 N.C. Hwy 32 North, Pinetown, died Friday, June 29, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, July 1, 2007 at the Jarvis Harris Cemetery, Highway 32 North, Pinetown conducted by Rev. David Pooser.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Jesse Respass, Matt Respass, Butch Oliver, Edward Oliver, Willie Jefferson, John Brinn, Greg Clayton and Steve Van Staalduinen.  Mr. Oliver was born in Beaufort County on April 27, 1945. He was the son of Hazel Watson Oliver and the late Fernie H. Oliver. Mr. Oliver was retired from Weyerhaeuser and was a self employed building contractor. On June 13, 1965, Mr. Oliver married the former Patsy Stokesberry, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are a son, John R. Oliver of Belhaven; a daughter, Paula O. Brinn of Belhaven; his mother, Hazel Watson Oliver of Plymouth; three brothers, Fernie H. Oliver, Jr. of Pinetown, Ronald Gene Oliver of Bayview, Larry Oliver of Bath; two sisters, Kathy O. Jefferson of Washington, Linda O. Respass of Plymouth; and three grandchildren, Bethany Oliver, Brantley Brinn and Collin Brinn.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at 202 Waterford Place, Minuteman Lane, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Oliver family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary)

Larry Lester Oliver

Mr. Larry Lester Oliver, 62, a resident of 684 Sawmill Landing, Bath, NC died Sunday August 8, 2010 at his home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00AM Thursday at Jarvis Harris Cemetery on Hwy 32 North of Washington conducted by Kent Gurganus. The following will serve as pallbearers: John Oliver, Jesse Respass, Butch Oliver, Willie Jefferson, Matt Respass and Justin Mixon. Honorary pallbearer will be Edward Oliver.  Mr. Oliver was born on September 6, 1947 son of the late Fernie Harding Oliver and Hazel Lee Watson Oliver, who survives. He was a 1966 graduate of Pantego High School. Mr. Oliver was retired from Weyerhaeuser. He was a member of Everett’s Cross Roads Church of Christ.  In addition to his mother, Mr. Oliver is survived by: a daughter; Allison Marie Oliver of Bath, NC, two brothers; Fernie Oliver, Jr. of Pinetown and Ronald Gene Oliver of Bayview, two sisters; Kathy Oliver Jefferson of Washington and Linda Sue Oliver Respass of Plymouth.  In addition to his father, Mr. Oliver was preceded in death by a brother; Gary Oliver.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7:00PM-9:00PM at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Oliver family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ralph A. Olson

WASHINGTON - Retired Army Maj. Ralph A. Olson, 83, of Washington, formerly of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002.  Mr. Olson was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of Christus Victor Lutheran Church.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today in Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Fayetteville. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake. Arrangements are being handled by Wilkerson Funeral Home of Greenville.  Mr. Olson is survived by his wife, Beth B. Olson; a son, Ralph A. Olson Jr. of North Wilkesboro; three daughters, Mary L. Berger of Chicago, Martha A. McCabe of Charlotte and Margaret A. Best of Chocowinity; a brother, Ludwig Olson of Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends after the service at the church.  (The Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, NC) – August 6, 2002)

Catherine Hodges O’Neal

Mrs. Catherine Hodges O’Neal, age 91, a resident of 381 E. Bay St., Belhaven, died January 22, 2013 at her home.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and will be conducted by Derik Davis. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery. Georgie Baker, Kelvin Baker, Braxton O’Neal, Tony Pugh, Howard Sawyer and Lawrence VanEssendelft will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. O’ Neal was born in Beaufort County on March 15, 1921 to the late Ralph Buxton Hodges and Rena Currin Mason Hodges. On May 1, 1943 she married Walter Miller O’Neal, Jr. who preceded her in death on July 24, 2008. She was a homemaker, attended Bath High School and was a member of Belhaven Original Free Will Baptist Church where she played the piano and served as treasurer. She enjoyed reading, quilting, sewing and crocheting. She enjoyed calling her friends to encourage them which we fondley called her “telephone ministry”.  Survivors include her daughter, Daphne O’Neal Robinson and husband Rich of Belhaven, her son, Walter “Walt” O’Neal and wife Dottie of Belhaven, two grandchildren, Amie Elliot and husband David of Bath, Craig Robinson and wife Amanda of Washington and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, James Hodges and one sister, Hilda Pugh.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the O’Neal family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

David Morgan O’Neal

David Morgan O’Neal, Sr., 63, of 7453 Turnpike Road, The Rose Bay Community, Swan Quarter, died late Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at Pungo District Hospital.  Born in Beaufort County, October 1, 1944, he was the son of the late Thomas Alvah and Retha Mae Windley O’Neal. He spent most of his working years farming and enjoyed commercial fishing as well. He received his higher education by earning an Agricultural Degree from the Agriculture Institute of North Carolina State University in 1964. He served as Soil and Water Supervisor for Hyde County for 35 years and served as State President of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts. He also represented Hyde County on the Resource, Conservation and Development Council for northeastern North Carolina for many years. He was a member of Scranton Christian Church where he served as a deacon. He also served on the Advisory Board of Open Door Ministries in Creswell.  Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Scranton Christian Church. David W. Mason and Linwood Adams, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at the home.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann McKinney O’Neal; a son, David Morgan O’Neal, Jr. of Greenville; a daughter, Debbie O. Arthur and her husband, Chad of Belhaven; and the love of his life were his grandsons who called him “papa”….Ryan Morgan Arthur, Robert Thomas O’Neal and Brandon Warren Arthur.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, February 7, 2008)

Edna Williams O’Neal

Mrs. Edna Williams O’Neal, age 93, a resident of 26915 US Hwy 264 East, Belhaven, NC died Saturday October 9, 2010 at the Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday October 12, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Glenn Waters, Minister. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Mrs. O’Neal’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Curt Mackey will serve as honorary pallbearer.  Mrs. O’Neal was born in Hyde County on November 17, 1916 daughter of the late Carlos Whamwick Williams and the late Annie Spencer Williams. She married Frederick Maxville O’Neal who preceded her in death. Mrs. O’Neal was an Avon representative in the Pantego and Pungo area and obtained Avon’s honors club status which awarded her with a trip to Monte Carlo. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and friends.  Surviving are children: Mildred O’Neal Mills and her husband L.C. of Washington and Max O’Neal and his wife Mary Lou of Belhaven: six grandchildren: Jason O’Neal of Wake Forest, Jenny O’Neal of Raleigh, Selena O’Neal of Las Vegas, NV, Freddie Clayton of Greenville, Eddie Clayton of Pinetown and Teddy Clayton of Washington and ten great grandchildren. Mrs. O’Neal was preceded in death along with her parents and husband by a son: Douglas Murray O’Neal; a grandson: Eric Daniel Clayton; a brother: Clafton Williams and a sister: Mary Williams.  The family will receive friends 7: 00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday October 11, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.   Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the O’Neal family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Johnnie William O’Neal, Jr.

Mr. Johnnie William “Buddy” O’Neal, Jr., age 69, a former resident of 552 Nelson Road, Vanceboro and currently of 1393 Old Bath Highway, Washington died Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007 from, the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Pastor Mike Scott and Pastor Gary Thompson. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: William Derrick Coltrain, Donald Ray Woolard, Linwood Earl Woolard, David Bembridge, Ricky Walston and Billy Davis.  The following will serve as honorary pallbearers: Troy Woolard, Rusty Elks, Grant Elks, Wayland Alligood, Major Alligood, Tony Winstead, and Chris Winstead.  Mr. O’Neal was born in Pitt County on July 4, 1937. He was the son of the late Johnnie William O’Neal and Annie Jones O’Neal. Mr. O’Neal was a retired Truck Driver with over 50 years of dedicated service. He was known to his trucking buddies as the “Dancing Man.” He was a member of the Washington Moose Lodge. Mr. O’Neal loved the mountains and loved to dance. He was a devoted and loving father and grandfather.  On April 14, 1956, Mr. O’Neal married the former Argie Gray Woolard, who preceded him in death, July 13, 1994. Later, he married the former Joyce Everett, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Cindy Jobe and husband, Rick, Judy Washington and husband, Kevin, Kim Douglas and husband, Tommy all of Washington; one son, Johnnie Linwood O’Neal and wife Jenny of Washington; three brothers, Kirby O’Neal and Bobby Ray O’Neal both of Greenville, Thomas O’Neal of Grifton; four sisters, Marie Simpkins and Lois Ann Ball both of Washington, Gloria Jean Ludwig of Hubert, Betty Winslow of Wilson; eight grandchildren, Denise Woolard, William Derrick Coltrain, Brandon Washington, Allison Washington, Ashley Douglas, Chase Douglas, Carter O’Neal and Evan O’Neal and six great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of his daughter, Kim Douglas, 513 Biggs Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the O’Neal family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, June 23, 2007)

Lois Ann O’Neal

A memorial service for Lois Ann O’Neal will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Leon Randolph Memorial Chapel, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  O’Neal was born May 28, 1958 to Russell James Gray and the late Sudie Mae Gray in Greenville. She died on Nov. 9, 2007.  She graduated from D.H. Conley High School and was employed at Stanadyne Corp. for many years.  She is survived by three children, Burnice Lee O’Neal Jr., Suzanne Denise Northern and Tiffany Mae Roulhac; two grandchildren; nine sisters, Lucy, Evangeline, Lillian, Louise, Lola, Patricia, Felica, Katrina and Monique; four brothers, Ernest, Russell Jr., Eric and Quinton. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Earl and Terry.  Leon Randolph Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Monday, November 19, 2007)

Martha Jeanette Boyd O’Neal

Mrs. Martha Jeannette Boyd O’Neal, age 72, a resident of 5452 Broad Creek Road, Washington, NC died Saturday November 22, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday November 25, 2008 at Long Acre Chapel Christian Church officiated by Thelbert Leggett and Linwood Adams. Burial will follow in the Long Acre Chapel Church Cemetery. Elders and Deacons of Long Acre Chapel Church will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. O’Neal’s grandchildren.  Mrs. O’Neal was born in Pinetown on August 14, 1936 daughter of the late Hallas Hunter Boyd, Sr. and the late Mary Benton Wallace Boyd. She was a 1954 graduate of Pantego High School and married Braxton S. O’Neal Sr. on November 24, 1960 who survives. Mr. and Mrs. O’Neal made their family home in Washington. She was a lifelong member of Long Acre Chapel Christian Church, a member of the church choir and the ladies aid. Mrs. O’Neal was an accomplished seamstress that worked at Buckman’s Clothing Store in Washington, a highly regarded cook and a proud homemaker. She was a member of the A to Z Doll club in Washington, who enjoyed creating porcelain dolls, which continue to be prized by family members and collectors. In her later years she shared a new found love of landscape painting with Mr. O’Neal.  Surviving along with her husband Braxton, Sr. of the home are two sons: Braxton S. O’Neal Jr. and his wife Tina of Raleigh; Wesley O’Neal and his wife Deborah of Pinetown; a daughter: Mary Josephine O’Neal Chrismon and her husband Roy of Washington; a brother: Hallas Boyd, Jr. and his wife Linda of Belhaven; a sister: Thelma Boyd Allen and her husband Norman of Pantego and seven grandchildren: Braxton S. O’Neal, III, Holden O’Neal, Ethan O’Neal, Todd O’Neal, Reed O’Neal, Cody Chrismon and Amelia Chrismon.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Monday November 24, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the O’Neal family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, November 23, 2008)

Nora E. Dudley O’Neal

Nora E. Dudley O'Neal, 68, a retired beautician and a member of the Galbraith AME Zion Church, where she was president of the committee for the sick and vice president of the deaconess board, died Feb. 25 at Providence Hospital of cancer and complications after a stroke.  Mrs. O'Neal was born in Washington, N.C., and moved here about 1930. She graduated from the old Madame C.J. Walker Beauty School and worked as a beautician from the late 1940s until she retired in 1968.  She was the January hostess of the Southeast Bay Street Neighborhood Club. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Uriah, of Washington; a son, Adron U., of Laurel; four daughters, Cyneethia P. Humbles, Nina B. O'Neal, Dr. Nona H. O'Neal and Thelma E. O'Neal, all of Washington; a sister, Frances L. Brown of La Plata; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  (The Washington Post (Washington, DC) – March 1, 1984; pg. C7)

Sandre Bell O’Neal

Mrs. Sandra Bell O'Neal, age 53, a resident of 9106 NC HWY 45 N, Belhaven, NC, died at her home on Monday, June 14, 2010.  A graveside funeral service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at 1:00 P.M. officiated by Pastor H.P. Norman.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. until the funeral hour at Hillside Funeral Service.  Pallbearers will be Blake Daniels, Eric Daniels, Reid Courson, Jonathan Bell, Glenn Bell, and Rich Robinson.  Sandy was born in Halifax County on September 18, 1956, the daughter of the late Leroy Franklin Bell and Annie Latham Bell who survives.  She was married on September 24, 1977 to Walter M. O'Neal III.  Sandy was employed by Pungo District Hospital for almost 30 years, from 1979 to 2007.  During that time, she studied diligently and received the following accomplishments:  she attended Pitt County Community College in 1981; Registered Radiology Technologist 1981;   Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 1989; Registered Mammography Technologist 1992; Registered in Adult Echocardiology 2003; and Registered in Vascular Technology 2004.  Sandy served Pungo District Hospital as their Radiology Department Manager from 1984 to 1998.    Sandra is survived by her husband, Walter M. O'Neal III and their beloved canine companion "Muffin"; brothers Glenn Bell and wife Susan of Washington, Jonathan Bell and wife Sharon of Ponzer; sister Sherry Bell Daniels of Winterville; three nephews Blake Daniels, Eric Daniels and Craig Robinson; three nieces Jamie Gautier, Jeri Bell, and Amie Elliott.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Sarah Lynch O’Neal

Sarah Lynch O'Neal, 36, of 655 S.W. Craven Middle School Road, New Bern, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at her home.  She was born in Beaufort County and attended Beaufort County Schools. She pursued a career in nursing and was employed in home healthcare field. She was a member of United Pentecostal Holiness Church of Bayboro.  The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Biblical House of God with the Rev. Carrie Sawyer officiating. Burial will be in the Carmon family Cemetery in New Bern.  She is survived by three sons, Theodoruckus O'Neal, Rakeem O'Neal and Jamaal O'Neal, all of New Bern; three sisters, Mary L. Lipton, Mary A. Carmon and Betty M.Gatlin, all of New Bern; and four brothers, William Carmon, Nathan Lynch and Jo-seph Lynch, all of New Bern, and W. Jimmy Lynch of Wilmington.  Viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church. The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements by Whitfield and Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, N.C.  (Sun Journal (New Bern, NC) - Saturday, February 9, 2008)

Walton Prentiss O’Neal [Sr.]

BELHAVEN- W. Prentiss O'Neal, age 73, former mayor of Belhaven and operator of O'Neal's Drug Store here for more than 40 years, died this morning in Pungo District Hospital here.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church by the Rev. David Lovelace, rector.  Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mr. O'Neal was born May 4, 1905 son of the late Walton and Florence Gibbs O'Neal.  He was first married to Mae Leigh who died in January 1961.  His second marriage was to Harriett Wilson Keaton.  Mr. O'Neal was a pharmacy graduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and owned and operated O'Neal Drug Store here for more than 40 years.  He recently opened a store at Swan Quarter.  Mr. O'Neal was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and was Senior Warden.  He was chairman of the Pungo District Hospital Board of Trustees, a post he had held since the hospital was founded.  He was a charter member and past president of the Belhaven-Pantego Rotary Club, Belhaven Masonic Lodge and was a Scottish and York Rite Mason and a Shriner.  Mr. O'Neal was mayor of Belhaven for 18 years and was active in town affairs here most of his life.  Surviving besides his widow are two sons, W.P. O'Neal, Jr. and Edwin Leigh O'Neal, both of Belhaven; two daughters, Mrs. Peggy O'Neal Lifson of Elizabeth, N.J. and Mrs. Betsy O'Neal Montgomery of Bowin, Md.; two step-children, Frank Keaton of Chapel Hill and Willie Keaton Williams of Fuquay-Varina; 11 grandchildren; one brother, A. Eugene O'Neal of Belhaven; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine O'Neal Swindell of Eden and Mrs. Sarah O'Neal Watson of Scranton.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - December 30, 1978)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Pat Richard]

Walton Prentiss O’Neal, Jr.

Mr. Walton Prentiss “Bud” O’Neal, Jr., age 72, a resident of 442 E. Water Street, Belhaven died Thursday evening June 12, 2014 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Belhaven officiated by Rev. Cris Noble. Burial will be private. The following will serve as pallbearers: Gilbert Radcliffe, Dana Outten, Frankie Waters, Michael Ettefagh, Dan Ettefagh, and Ricky Radcliffe.  Mr. O’Neal was born in Beaufort County on December 2, 1941, son of the late Walton P. O’Neal Sr. and Mae Leigh O’Neal. He was a 1960 graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School. Mr. O’Neal received an Associates’ Degree from Chowan College and his Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He was former owner/operator of O’Neal Drug Store and until recently filled in regularly. Mr. O’Neal was a member of the Northeastern NC Pharmacy Association and for a while served as President. He was also a member of the Rotary of Belhaven/Pantego, the Belhaven Town Council for 20 years, the Pungo District Hospital Foundation Board and Pungo District Hospital Board of Directors. Mr. O’Neal was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Belhaven. He was an Eagle Scout and served as Scoutmaster for Troop 80 in Belhaven.  On August 23, 1963, he married the former Shirley Ann Liverman who survives. He is also survived by his sons: Walton “Neal” O’Neal and wife Helene and William Chad O’Neal and wife Nicole all of Belhaven; his grandchildren: Walton O’Neal, IV, Miller O’Neal and William Marshall O’Neal; and his sisters: Peggy Cooper of Mesa, Arizona and Betsy Deluca of Belhaven. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Edwin Leigh O’Neal.  The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 PM on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the O’Neal family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Hendrik Oosterhuis

SWAN QUARTER - Hendrik “Hank” Oosterhuis, 78, of 1719 Quarter Rd., Swan Quarter, died Thursday, December 27, 2007 at Cross Creek Health Care Center where he had been a resident.  A native of the Netherlands, he was born in Spijk in the province of Gronigen. Following his service in the Netherlands Army, he relocated to the United States in the late fifties. He was the son of the late Ipe and Bouwina W. Oosterhuis. Mr. Hank was married to Mrs. Sylvia M. Oosterhuis who proceeded him in death, a longtime member of the Covenant United Reformed Church. He devoted his time to minister to the residents of correctional facilities and nursing homes.  Funeral services will be held at the Covenant United Reformed Church, Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Calvin Tuininga officiating; burial will follow in the Davis Cemetery in Pantego.  Surviving are: one daughter, Suzanne Credle and husband Richard of Scranton; one son, Donavan Oosterhuis and wife Patricia of Gulfport, Miss.; one brother, Derek Oosterhuis; three sisters, Wilhelmina Toren, Greitje Pemmetaar and Weke VanSprang, all of the Netherlands; three grandchildren, Jennifer Palmer of Natchez, Miss., Corey Walker of Biloxi, Miss., Erica Askew and Husband Eric of Grimesland; two great-grandchildren, Kendall Palmer and Lea Askew; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Beverly Sheppard of Pantego and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Seirt Oosterhuis, Martinus Oosterhuis and Peter Oosterhuis; two sisters, Jantjen Oosterhuis and Ida Oosterhuis, all of the Netherlands.  The family will receive friends Friday night, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Covenant United Reformed Church.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter, N.C.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - December 28, 2007)

Sylvia Mollema Oosterhuis

Sylvia Mollema Oosterhuis, 75, of 4097 Pilley Avenue, Pantego, died Monday, November 27, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  Born in Chandler, Minnesota on August 30, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Cornelia Moret Mollema. She spent her working years as a teacher at Terra Ceia Christian School. For many years she served as the church sexton at Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church where she also served as church organist for many years and enjoyed being in the choir and the special Messiah Choir, and in later years cleaned homes in the community. She was a member of the Covenant United Reformed Church where she was also a member of the church women’s organization and enjoyed the senior citizens church activities. She loved a cup of coffee and a Hardee biscuit in Washington with her sister and enjoyed baking wedding cakes.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Covenant United Reformed Church. Pastor Calvin Tuininga will officiate. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery.  Surviving are her husband, Hendrik Oosterhuis; a son, Donavan Oosterhuis and his wife, Patricia of Gulfport, MS; a daughter, Suzanne O. Credle and her husband, Richard of Scranton; a sister, Beverly M. Sheppard of Pantego; grandchildren, Jennifer Palmer of Natchez, MS, Corey Waller of Biloxi MS, Erica Askew and her husband, Eric of Greenville; great grandchildren, Kendall Palmer and Lea Askew; many beloved nieces and nephews and she held a special place in her heart for her Uncle Art and her Auntie Sophie.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Mollema.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Covenant United Reformed Church, Pantego.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, November 29, 2006)

Hazel Crandall Ore

Mrs. Hazel Crandall Ore, of Manhattan, N.Y., and formerly of Belhaven, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Harlem Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Tabernacle Ministries with Elder Dennis Davis Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery.  Mrs. Ore was born in Beaufort County, the daughter of the late Forrest and Mary F. Crandall. She attended the Beaufort County Schools.  Survivors include six sisters, Verlie C. Swindell of Belhaven, Rena C. Spearman of Washington, Inez Crandall of Pantego, Joyce C. Johnson and Aggie C. Brown, both of New York, and Mary C. Bullock of Lumberton; three brothers, William Crandall and Edward Crandall, both of New York, and Nelson Crandall of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the Crandall home, 192 Slade Road, Pantego.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home in Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, November 28, 2008)

Eva Maxine Lanier Ormond

Mrs. Eva Maxine Lanier Ormond, 94, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center and formerly of Belhaven, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Cross Creek.  A funeral will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Saint Miller Missionary Baptist Church with Elder James Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery.  Mrs. Ormond was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 21, 1910. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Lanier. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She was married to Henry P. Ormond, who preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1995.  Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis G. Davis of Belhaven; one brother, Julius Lanier of Belhaven and four grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her siblings, Margaret L. Gowers, Missouri Lanier, Manuel Lanier and Harry Lanier.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, 797 Elm St., Belhaven.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, October 14, 2006)

Gregory Telford Ormond, Sr.

Gregory Telford Ormond, Sr. 63, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. He was born Jan. 31, 1949, in Beaufort County to the late Jessie T. and Etta Lee Squires Ormond.  Greg was a five year cancer survivor and enjoyed his work. He was a crane operator for over 20 years and was currently working for Roanoke Valley Steel Erectors and loved operating his crane. Greg loved horses, livestock and just being outdoors. Most of all, his love was his children and his grandchildren.  He is survived by his son, Gregory T. Ormond Jr. and wife Amy; daughter, Sharon Ormond Cooke and husband Keith; sisters, Glenda Douglas, Darlene Ormond, Sandra Miller and husband Bob, Janet Windley, Evon Berting and husband Tom, Wanda White and husband Curtis; grandchildren, Robert Cooke, Joseph Cooke, Kimberly Cooke, Brianna Lewis, Courtney Cooke, Felicity Lewis, Matthew Cooke, Haley Ormond, Kaitlynn Ormond, Gregory T. “Trey” Ormond III, and numerous nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Cornerstone Funeral Home with Rev. Curtis White officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Arrangements are entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home and Cremations, 1052 South First Street, Nashville, NC

Thomas Bowen Ormond, Sr.

Mr. Thomas “Tom” Bowen Ormond, Sr., age 69, a resident of 2221 Bayview Road Bath, died Wednesday August 17, 2011 at his home, after a long courageous battle with cancer since 2004.  A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday August 20, 2011 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ officiated by Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Elders and deacons of St. Clair’s Church of Christ will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Bath Ruritan Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Ormond was born in Beaufort County on December 7, 1942, son of the late Harold Blane Ormond Sr. and Helen Credle Ormond, who survives. He was a 1961 graduate of Bath High School. On September 20, 1964, he married the former Gloria Woolard who survives.  Mr. Ormond was a farmer and also worked on airplanes. He was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ and held various positions including deacon for 29 years and Superintendent of Sunday School for two years. Mr. Ormond was a member of the Bath School Board, Bath Ruritan Club and served as President for one year. He enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, and loved farm auctions. His dream was realized with the creation of Ormond Amphitheater.  In addition to his wife, Gloria of the home and his mother, Helen Ormond of Bath, he is survived by his children: Tommy Ormond and wife Sheila of Bath, Nichole Griekspoor and husband Timothy also of Bath and Pepper Manning and husband Brent of Spring Hope; his grandchildren: Sierra Brooke Ormond, Landon Thomas Ormond, Blaine Allan Griekspoor, Eli Shelton Manning and Anna Thomas Manning; his sister: Cynthia Brickhouse Marsh and husband Jack; his brothers: Harold B. Ormond, Jr. and wife Nelda and Kenneth C. Ormond and friend Betsy all of Bath and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends 4:00-5:30 PM following the service on Saturday at St. Clair’s Church of Christ and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Ormond family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Zane Frederick Osnoe, Sr.

Mr. Zane Fredrick Osnoe Sr., 74, of 404 Wharton Street, Washington, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial in Greenville. A funeral with full military honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Chaplain J.R. Lorenzen, U.S. Army and Ray West. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Members of the U.S. Army will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Bojangles’ tea and coffee club. Mr. Osnoe was born in Aroostook County, Maine, on May 6, 1933. He was the son of the late Fred and Helen Plourde Osnoe. He was a graduate of Smyrna Mills High School in Smyrna Mills, Maine. He was in the Army from 1950 to 1970, serving in Vietnam and was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. Upon his retirement, he held the rank of master sergeant. Following his military career, he received his basic law enforcement degree and an associate degree in criminal justice from Beaufort County Community College. In his law enforcement career he worked at the Fayetteville Police Department in Fayetteville from 1971 to 1976 and Washington Police Department from 1976 to 1991 where he retired as deputy chief. He was married to the former Edith Gray Stone on June 8, 1985. He was a member of the N.C. Association of Law Enforcement and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Survivors include four sons: Zane F. “Ricky” Osnoe Jr. of Fayetteville, David Lee Osnoe of McClean, Va., Craig Williams of Houlton, Maine, and Mark Wayne Osnoe of Greenville; two daughters: Pamela O. Luntz of Laurinburg and Tammy A. Berry of Washington; three sisters: Kathleen Zolon and Jenefine Stevens both of Smyrna Mills, Maine, and Eldora Zeniel of Dunlap, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  He was preceded in death by two brothers: Stanley Osnoe and Joseph Osnoe and one sister: Margaret Goodall.  The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, November 10, 2007)

Beth Marie Linton Owens

Beth Marie Linton Owens, age 47, a resident of Frankfort ,KY passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Albert B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, KY. There will be a celebration of her life Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Pastor Thomas Lee. A private burial will follow in the Ross Family Cemetery, Bath, NC. Don Junior Adams, Jamie Baker, Josh Hribovsek, Anthony Parson, Dezmond Ross and Ben Shockly will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home of Johnny and Michelle Owens, 149 Jack St., Washington, NC.  Beth was born August 29 1965 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late Woodrow Linton and Betty Ross Bidwell of Bath . She was a shipping and receiving clerk with Recon Group Inc. TRG in Frankfort, KY. Beth enjoyed reading and crocheting.   In addition to her mother she is survived by her children, Ashton Elaine Owens and spouse Danielle Castelloe, Stephen Charles Owens and companion Rebecca Hudson and Samantha Nicole Owens all of Washington; her fiancé, Thomas Clay Bowman of Frankfort, KY; her brother, Jedediah Mason Bidwell; and her grandchildren, Ashlynn Beaman and Zoey Wainwright of Washington.   In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her step-father, Jerry Bidwell; her brother, Ross Linton and her grandparents, Jesse Mae and Benny Ross.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Margie Lucille Owens

Margie Lucille Owens, age 76, a resident of 114 Arbor Drive, Washington, died peacefully, Thursday, April 15, 2010 at her home.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 18, 2010 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Pastor Michael D. Huppmann officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Brandon Harris, Chris Harris, Ronald Harris, Ashton Owens, Gary Owens and Steven Owens will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Ms. Owens was born in Pitt County on December 16, 1933 to Jack Keel and Betty Bullock Keel. Margie worked for many years at National Spinning and Pam’s Diner. On July 6, 1963 she married Bethel Owens who preceded her in death on March 25, 2001.  Survivors include her companion, David Clemmo, her daughter, Carolyn Owens, her sons, Stanley Harris and wife Geraldine, Donnie Harris and wife Sandy, Ronnie Harris, Johnny Owens and Jeffrey Owens, her brother, Clayton Keel, her grandchildren, Gary, Ashton, Samantha and Steven Owens and Crystal, Brittany, Ronald, Brandon, Amanda and Chris Harris and her great-grandchildren, Mathew and Crystal Owens, Lindsey Snyder, and Thomas and Kaylyn Harris and a great-great grandchild, Nevaeh.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her siblings, Howard Keel and Rosa Lee Martin.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

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