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Gurnwood Lee Radcliff, Jr.

Mr. Gurnwood "Lee" Radcliff, Jr. age 61, a resident of 1269 New Lake Road, Belhaven, NC, died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at his home.   A funeral service will be held 11:00AM Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Mt. Olive Church of Christ officiated by Scott Askew and Patrick Harrison. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Radcliff was born in Beaufort County on October 4, 1951 to the late Gurnwood Lee Radcliff, Sr. and Marion Thompson Radcliff. He was a graduate of John A Wilkinson High School. Mr. Radcliff served his country in the United States Army and later the Army National Guard. He worked for 25 years at Weyerhaeuser. On July, 12, 1981 Mr. Radcliff married the former Sheryl Smithwick, who survives. He was a member of the Ponzer Hunting Club. Mr. Radcliff loved hunting and being outdoors in general. Mr. Radcliff was a member of the Mt. Olive Church of Christ.  In addition to his wife, of the home, Mr. Radcliff is survived by a daughter; Amber Mills and husband Ross of Greenville, NC, a grandson; Wyatt Mills of Greenville, NC, and a sister; Jennie Clayton and husband Lynn of Belhaven, NC.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Radcliff is preceded in death by a brother; Dusty Radcliff.  The family would like to offer special appreciation to the staff of Community Home Care and Hospice.  The family will receive friends on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home.   Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Radcliff Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

William T. Radcliff, Jr.

Mr. William ‘Bill” T. Radcliff, Jr., age 76 a former resident of the Free Union Community died Friday June 3, 2011 at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, NC.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM Monday June 6, 2011 at Free Union FWB Church officiated by Norman Miller. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the Radcliff Cemetery.  Mr. Radcliff was born in Beaufort County on November 7, 1934 the son of the late William Thomas Radcliff and Annie Mason Radcliff. He spent most of his life in the Free Union Community. Mr. Radcliff was a member of the Free Union FWB Church.  He is survived by a sister Charlotte Moore of Washington. Mr. Radcliff was preceded in death by four sisters Dorothy Radcliff, Wanda Cox, Sallie Radcliff, Ann Marie Woolard and a brother Bobby Radcliff.  (Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington)

William Thomas Radcliffe

HAYES - William Thomas Radcliffe, 84, passed away on Jan. 5, 1997, at Walter Reed Convalescent Center in Gloucester. He was born in Belhaven, N.C., lived in Newport News most of his life and moved to Hayes in 1985.  He retired from the Mariners' Museum in 1977 after 43 years of service, most of them as head of the Photographic Department. He was a member of Hilton Baptist Church in Newport News, its Sunday school and Hilton Happy Hearts, having previously served as a member of the Deacon Board.  Survivors include his wife, Clara Herring Radcliffe; two sons and their wives, William Jr. and Peggy Radcliffe of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Jerry K. and Carol Radcliffe of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters and their husbands, Anne and Thomas Hornkohl of East Stroudsburg, Pa., and Linda and Kenneth Behnken of Newport News; one sister and one brother of Newport News; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at W.J. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Newport News. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the chapel of W.J. Smith and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack A. Lawson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.  Arrangements by W.J. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Newport News.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – January 7, 1997; pg. B4)

Josephine Davis Galvin Raftery

Josephine Davis Galvin Raftery, 88, Bushnell and formerly of Englewood, died Dec. 13, 2000.   She was born in Pinetown, N.C., and lived most of her life in Englewood. She moved to Bushnell in 1984 from Englewood. She was a licensed practical nurse and also worked as a food service worker with the Sarasota County Public School System. She was a member of Church of God.  Survivors include a daughter, Ellen G. George of Bushnell; four sons, Edward Galvin and John Galvin, both of Bushnell, Dale Galvin of Englewood, and Jerry Galvin of Lake Panasoffkee; a brother, Willard Davis of Cocoa; a sister, Elizabeth Martinez of Naples; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, with services to follow, at Purcell Funeral Home Chapel in Bushnell.  (Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL) – December 4, 2000; pg. BCE9)

William Harvey Ramsey

William Harvey Ramsey, 79, Lake Dot Circle, Orlando, died Wednesday, Aug. 12. Mr. Ramsey was a plasterer. Born in Washington, N.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1957. He was a member of Cathedral Church of St. Luke. He was an Army veteran. Survivors: son, William H. Jr., Nashville, N.C.; daughters, Elizabeth R. Howlett, St. Petersburg, Anne Alpert, Maitland; companion, Delora Mark, Orlando; sister, Margaret R. Rhodes, Washington; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.   (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – August 15, 1998; pg. D4)

Marjorie Lee Cutler Randall

HAMPTON, VA - Mrs. Marjorie Lee Randall, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2006. She was born to the late William and Eliza Cutler in Bath N.C. Marjorie was a member of Church of Christ in Bath N.C. She enjoyed gardening and music, especially playing the harmonica.  Marjorie was preceded in death by her son Bernard A. Chrismon, and five brothers and one sister.  Mrs. Randall is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years; William Randall, and a daughter; Rebecca Michalski and husband Walter, There are four grandchildren; Chris Chrismon and wife Kimberly, Liza Kane and husband Noel, Todd Holdcraft and wife Kelly, and Rebecca E. Michalski, and five great grandchildren Benjamin Chrismon, Rebekah Chrismon, Trent Holdcraft, Carson Holdcraft, and Riley Elizabeth Kane, and her many beloved nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home and services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home. Internment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, N.C. at 4:00 pm. Arrangements are handled by Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home 7415 River Rd. Newport News, VA.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, August 13, 2006)

Mitchell Ray Randall

Mr. Mitchell Ray Randall, 37, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009 at the Northside High School auditorium. Burial will follow at the Gateway COC DOC cemetery, Bath.  Mitchell was the son of Elmar Ray Randall and Wanda Hodges Randall. He was born on December 18, 1971. He attended and graduated Class of 1990 Northside High School. He was married to Sonya Monique Moore Randall who survives.  Surviving with his wife and parents are a daughter, Justine JaBria Randall; a son, Kentorai Ra’Shod Moore; a sister, Kimberly Randall; a brother, Brian Wayne Randall; two half sisters, Sharell Randall and Olivia Randall; three aunts; one uncle; six sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law.  Visitation 6-7 p.m. Randolph Funeral Home, Bonner St., Washington.  Arrangements by Randolph Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, April 10, 2009)

Haughton F. Randolph, Sr.

Haughton F. Randolph, Sr., a retired vice president of sales for the Ohio River Co., died Wednesday at the Poydras Home. He was 91. Mr. Randolph was born in Washington, N.C., and lived in New Orleans for the past 40 years. He graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., and attended Tulane University. He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret H. Randolph; three sons, Chris, Frank and Haughton F. Randolph Jr.; a daughter, Anne von Kuhn; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Burial will be in Washington, N.C. Bultman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) – March 4, 2003; pg. 4)

Leon Rhodes Randolph, III

Leon Rhodes Randolph, III, affectionately known as “Trey,” transitioned to his eternal home on Monday, March 27, in Rowan Community Hospital in Salisbury, North Carolina.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Temple of Jesus Christ with pastor Sterling Tripp serving as eulogist. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. “Trey” was born on June 30, 1953, to Mary Smitherman Randolph Dunn and the late Leon Rhodes Randolph, Jr.  Trey’s early childhood educational experiences were received through the former City of Washington public schools. He also attended the Governor’s Advancement School at Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He graduated with honors from Washington High School. Trey did further studies at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina.  During his early childhood, he developed a love of music and expressed that love as he excelled in playing the alto and tenor saxophone. Trey played with several bands as their lead saxophonist as a young adult. He was a sports enthusiast, loving the sport of football, active in Boy Scouts of America. He joined Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church at an early age where he was junior steward, member of the Gospel and Chancel Choirs Sunday school, member of the Historical Organ Committee and played the saxophone. He later became a member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Lexington, North Carolina, where he faithfully sang in the choir. “Trey” faithfully served his country in the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman from 1974-1978. In 1978, he was united in marriage to Ruth McLaren. To this union, three beautiful daughters were born. He was preceded in death by his father, his paternal grandparents, Leon and Naomi Taylor Randolph, and maternal grandparents, Al and Cora Smitherman.  To mourn his loss are his wife, Ruth McLaren of New York; three daughters, Heather, Kim and Taylor; two grandsons, Tristan and Isaiah; his mother and stepfather, Mary S. Dunn and Dr. Samuel Dunn; stepmother, Mildred Keyes Randolph; mother-in-law, Katherine McLaren; four aunts, Margaret Randolph King, Alberta Madison Carter, Carrie B. Randolph, Betty B. Randolph; a devoted friend, Caroline Cordon.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, March 30, 2006)

Donald Edgar Rankin, Jr.

Mr. Donald Edgar Rankin, Jr., age 55, a resident of 11225 Hwy. 99 S., Bath, NC, passed away September 23, 2008.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2008 at Bonner Point in Bath with David Mason officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the home of Tommy Franz, 975 Gum Point Road, Bath.  Mr. Rankin was born August 30, 1953 in Beaufort County. He was the son of the late Donald Edgar Rankin, Sr. and Tiny Lee Jones Quintana. A life long resident of Beaufort County, Donald attended Washington High School. He was a commercial fisherman for fifteen years. On April 9, 1970, he married the former Mary Lancaster, who survives.  Donald was a lover of the water. He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will truly be missed by his family, his dog Sassy and many friends.  Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Rankin; one daughter, Mary Christine Rankin of Bath; two sisters, Mary R. Munford of Robersonville and Betty Rankin of Washington; one brother, George Edward Rankin of Bath; and one granddaughter, Mariah Elaine Barrow of Bath.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Rankin Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, October 1, 2008)

Cecil Allen Rascoe

AHOSKIE - Cecil Allen Rascoe, 52, of the 1000 block of N. Academy St., died June 15, 2002, in Roanoke Chowan Hospital.  Born in Beaufort County, N.C., he was the owner and operator of Cecil A. Rascoe Heating and Air Condition. Mr. Rascoe was a member of Brantley's Grove Baptist Church, Ahoskie.  Survivors include his wife, Susan Sullivan Rascoe; a daughter, Allison Rascoe of Ahoskie; a son, Cecil Allen Rascoe Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif.; his mother, Myrtle Olease Allen Rascoe of Pantego, N.C.; four sisters, Peggy Hare of Murfreesboro, N.C., Marie Reed of Frisco, N.C., Mary Arbeene of Cabot, Ark., Lori Tetterton of Aurora, N.C.; and a brother, William Rascoe of Pantego.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Garrett Funeral Home by the Rev. Jimmy Ward. Burial will be in Stoney Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and other times at the home.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – June 16, 2002; pg. B8)

Frances Jean Ratcliff

Miss Frances Jean Ratcliff, age 90, a resident of Ridgewood Manor Nursing Center died Saturday, November 17, 2012.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Cris Noble.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Frances was born in Washington on November 12, 1922, she was the youngest child of Zeno O. Ratcliff, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Spruill Ratcliff. Miss Frances grew up in the Terra Ceia community of Beaufort County. She began working in her parents general store at an early age. In order to keep the store flourishing, during the depression, her parents often had to accept unconventional payment such as ducks and chickens. Frances took on the job of raising birds for sale to generate income for the store. Her mother and father also operated a farm which at that time raised flowers in addition to conventional row crops. During World War II, when the labor was scarce, Frances took an active role working in the field, in the flower operation.  After graduation from Pantego High School, Frances attended Flora McDonald College for a year before transferring to East Carolina Teachers College where she graduated. She worked several years as a teacher in New York at the Bethlehem Day Nursery, which she greatly enjoyed. Her stay in New York expanded her horizons and knowledge of the world greatly. She used this experience to enrich the lives of her family at every opportunity.  Frances decided to give up her career in New York to come back to Terra Ceia to assist in the store and farming operation with her parents and brother, which later became Zeno O. Ratcliff, Inc. She was actively involved with the business as secretary/treasurer well into her eighties.  In addition to her active business career, Frances was very prominent in the Republican party. She was active at the local and state level, serving as county chairwoman of the Republican party, as well as being campaign manager for a number of successful state and presidential elections. Perhaps her greatest contribution to the Republican party was at the local grassroots level where she helped lay the organizational foundation to make the party an effective political organization which could win elections. Her political efforts were recognized by being chosen the outstanding Republican Woman in 1997 and by being inducted into the Republican Party Hall of Fame in 2000.  Frances also served her local community and state in other ways as well. She was the first woman to be elected president of the N.C. Agricultural Foundation which provides support to the North Carolina State University School of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Gov. James Holshouser, Jr. appointed Frances to the North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation in 1976. Local organizations that she served on include the Historic Bath Commission and the Beaufort County Community College Board of Trustees.  Frances is survived by a sister-in-law, Marjorie T. Ratcliff of Pantego, NC, a nephew, Zeno O. Ratcliff, III of Washington, NC and a niece, Cynthia J. Ratcliff of Atlanta, Ga.  In addition to her parents, Miss Ratcliff is preceded in death by a brother, Zeno O. Ratcliff, Jr.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Ratcliff family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mattie Foreman Ratcliff

Mattie Foreman Ratcliff, age 74, a former resident of Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, died Monday, May 28, 2012 at Roanoke River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Williamston.  A graveside service will be held 11:00a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Radcliffe Cemetery on Free Union Church Road in Pinetown officiated by Mr. Chris Hux of Athens Church of Christ.  Mrs. Ratcliff was born in Beaufort County on April 18, 1938 to the late Alphus Foreman and Mattie Sadler Foreman. She was married to James Carmer Ratcliff, Sr, who preceded her in death on July 27, 2005. Mrs. Ratcliff worked for many years as a nursing assistant in nursing homes and doing private duty. She loved sewing, especially sewing dolls. Mrs. Ratcliff was a former member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church.  Mrs. Ratcliff is survived by a son, James Carmer Ratcliff, Jr. and his wife Tina of Pinetown, NC and two daughters, Patricia Ann Ratcliff of Washington, NC and Tammy Everett and her husband Kenneth of Pinetown, NC., a sister, Eva Foreman, nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Ratcliff is preceded in death by four brothers, Alphus Foreman, Noah Foreman, William Foreman and Charles Foreman, and three sisters, Bertha Foreman, Julia Cleary and Ella Foreman.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Kenneth Everett, 562 Monroe’s Lane, Pinetown, NC 27865.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Ratcliff family.  (Paul Fueral Home)

Patricia Jo Ratcliff

Patricia Jo Ratcliff, age 53, a resident of 5513 Botany Bay Drive, Raleigh and formerly of Pantego, died Thursday morning, March 22, 2007 at her home.  Funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday March 24, 2007 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Rev. Woodrow Freeze, III. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Miss Ratcliff was born in Beaufort County on July 21, 1953, daughter of Argil Windley and the late Joseph Ephraim Ratcliff, Sr. She graduated from Pungo Christian Academy and East Carolina University. She worked as a letter carrier at the North Ridge Station in Wake County from 1988 until her health began to decline.  She is survived by her mother, Argil Ratcliff of Pantego; her brother: Joseph E. Ratcliff, Jr. and his wife, Valaurie of Harrisville, WV; her nieces and nephews: Rachel, Kassie, Hali, Patricia, Joseph, Christopher, Zoe and Josiah Patrick.  The family will receive friends 2:00-3:00 PM on Saturday prior to the service at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of her mother, Argil Ratcliff, 1205 Wilkinson Station Road, Pantego.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Ratcliff Family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Saturday, March 24, 2007)

Zeno Olen Ratcliff, Jr.

PANTEGO - Mr. Zeno Olen Ratcliff, Jr., age 80, a resident of 1564 Terra Ceia Rd., Pantego, NC died Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 25, 2001 at the Hebron United Methodist Church of Pantego with Rev. Patricia Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens of Washington.  Mr. Ratcliff was born in Beaufort County on March 21, 1921, son of the late Zeno O. Ratcliff, Sr. and the late Mary Spruill Ratcliff. He attended Washington High School. He completed his High School studies with the class of 1939 at Mars Hill College and continued his education there until he transferred to North Carolina State College where he earned a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Economics. He then served his country during World War II in the Pacific with the U.S. Army. On August 3, 1952 he married the former Marjorie Tolan who survives. In 1947 Mr. Ratcliff organized the Beaufort Co. Young Republican Club which he served that year and 1956-1957 as President. He was Co-Chairman of the National Young Republican Agricultural Committee 1955-1957, Treasurer of North Carolina Young Republican Federation in 1955, recipient of Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year for Beaufort Co. in 1955, a member of the Beaufort Co. Republican Executive Committee for many years spanning between 1961 and 1990, a member of the Beaufort Co. Election Board from 1969 to 1972 which he served as Chairman from 1972 to 1975. Mr. Ratcliff was a member of N.C. Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee from 1956 to 1958, which he served as Chairman 1958 to 1959 and served as Assistant Deputy Administrator of Price Supports with the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1959 to 1960. He was President of Zeno O. Ratcliff, Inc. a family farming business, since 1961 served as Board Member of Beaufort County Hospital for five years, a Board Member of Pungo District Hospital for seven years. Mr. Ratcliff was initiated into N.C. State University Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor Society of Agriculture in 1972, was a member of N.C. State University Board of Trustees 1973 to 1977 and held position of President of Beaufort Co. Farm Bureau 1980 to 1984. He was a member and past President of Belhaven-Pantego Rotary Club, Member and Chairman of Official Board of Hebron United Methodist Church where he was a dedicated member and Superintendent of Sunday School for many years until his death. He was chairman of the Broad Creek Drainage District since 1976 and served on the North Carolina Agricultural Finance Authority for two terms starting in 1987.  Surviving along with Mr. Ratcliff's wife of the home are one son: Zeno O. "Sandy" Ratcliff, III of Washington one daughter Cyndi Ratcliff of Atlanta, GA; and one sister Frances J. Ratcliff of Pantego.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Today at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church c/o Carolyn Ricks, PO Box 97, Pantego, NC 27860. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Ratcliff family.   (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) - August 24, 2001)

 

Mrs. Bonnie Jean O’Dell Ray, age 72, a resident of 53 Edgewood Drive, Chocowinity, NC died Wednesday morning July 17, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday July 20, 2013 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. Sonny Browne. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Doug Grizzard, Floyd Sutton, Scott Smith, Laymon O’Dell, Jessie Dale and Ashley James Baker will serve as pallbearers. Joseph Smith, Michael John Baker and Nathan Smith will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Ray was born in VA on July 6, 1941, daughter of the late Laymon Lee Archie O’Dell and Ruby Lee Kidd O’Dell. On November 15, 1959 she married James Roland Ray who preceded her in death on February 25, 1995. She was co-owner and operator of the Go-Co station in Chocowinity.  She is survived by her daughters: Evelyn Ray Jackson of Chocowinity, Carolyn Jean Ray and partner Lindsay Tripp of Washington and Karen Ray Jochum and husband Marion Louie of Chocowinity; her son: James Michael Ray and partner Edward Lee Keeter of Greenville; her sisters: Brenda Gregory and husband Larry of Pulaski, VA; Janice Edmonds of Max Meadows, VA and Peggy Johnson and husband Jimmy of Dublin, VA. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jamie Rae Lozano, Meagan Leah Jochum and Nicholas Cole Jochum; great grandchildren: Luisa Lozano and Cristian Lozano; her sister-in-law: Ruby Lee O’Dell of Huntington, MD and her lifelong family friend: Doris Ferello Baker of Chocowinity. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: James Archie O’Dell and Billy Joe Stephens and her sisters: Mildred Oales and Lois Gayle Stephens.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Friday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Ray Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Makaylah Elizabeth Raye

Baby Makaylah Elizabeth Raye died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at University of North Carolina Hospital, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill.  A graveside service will be conducted today at 4:30 p.m. in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with Bishop Aaron McCarter officiating.  She was born Jan. 3, 2008, at University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was the daughter of Tina Evette Satterthwaite Raye and Eugene Tawaine Raye.  Survivors include her grandmother, Mary Satterthwaite of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home of her grandmother, 805 E. Sixth St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, June 7, 2008)

Kenneth Wayne Reason

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Reason, age 59, a resident of 941 Old Pamlico Beach Road E., Belhaven, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be conducted by Tony Krantz. John Kenneth Reason, Keith Allen Reason, Robert Edward Reason, Troy Heath, George Robert Hawkins and Brett Perry will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Reason was born in Washington County on July 13, 1954 to John Baker Reason and Helen Marie Williams Reason who survives. He was a 1972 graduate of Washington High School and attended 2 years at Beaufort Community College. On July 6, 1974 he married Bonnie Lou Hawkins who survives. Mr. Reason was employed with the NC DOT in Washington, served in the United States Army as a Morse code operator and was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ.  Survivors include his parents, John and Helen Williams Reason of Washington, his wife, Bonnie Hawkins Reason of the home, three sons, John Kenneth Reason and wife Cortney of Bath and their children, Lindsey and Seth, Keith Allen Reason and wife Roberta of Washington and their children Anthony, Logan and Rowan, who he lovingly called “Munchkin” of Washington, Robert Edward Reason of the home, two sisters, Sharon Bright of Chocowinity, Tina Reason of Goldsboro and family member, Ashley Pritchett of Washington who he called “Sis”. He was preceded in death by one sister, Debra Reason.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home of his parents, 271 Black Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Reason family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Janice Brooks Reddick

Mrs. Janice Brooks Reddick of Brooklyn, N.Y., and formerly of Bath, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, in New York.  A funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Gateway Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Bath, with Bishop L. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Reddick was the daughter of the late Bishop Allen E. Brooks and Irene F. Brooks. She was a graduate of the former Belhaven High School. She was an active member of Antioch Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Brooklyn, N.Y.  Survivors include two sons, Juan Reddick and Malcom Kemp, both of New York; and one daughter, Tierra Smith of New York.  The family will receive friends at the home of Bill and Sissy Brooks, 304 Steeple Chase Drive, Washington.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, September 30, 2006)

Lucinda L. Reddick

Mrs. Lucinda L. Reddick of 327 Riddick Road, Pantego, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Antioch Disciple Church. Burial will follow at Broad Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday at L.R. Randolph Memorial Chapel and other times at 105 Swindell Road, Pantego. Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, December 31, 2011)

Michael Devern Reddick

Mr. Michael Devern Reddick, 51, of 7348 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego, died Friday, March 23, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Macedonia Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, with Elder Donald Peartree officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego. Mr. Reddick was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 23, 1955. He was the son of Blanche Brown Reddick and Arthur Thomas Reddick. He graduated from Pantego High School and did further studies at North Carolina Central University in Durham. Survivors include four sisters, Martha O’Neal, Ella Gaynor, Carol Spruill and Helen R. Cutler, all of Pantego; and one brother, Arthur Reddick Jr. of Pantego. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, March 27, 2007)

Nicy Marie Reddick

Mrs. Nicy Marie Reddick, 79, of 522 Price Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Temple of Jesus Christ, Washington, with Bishop Rodger Hooks officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington.  Mrs. Reddick was born March 3, 1939, the daughter of the late Samuel Mayo Whichard Sr. and Mattie Clark Whichard. She was a graduate of Beaufort County High School in Pantego. She was married to Cleauther “Jo Nathan” Reddick, who survives. She was employed as an insurance agent prior to her retirement. She was a member of Mt. Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington, and later joined Warren Chapel F.W.B. Church in Chocowinity, where she served as a mother of the church.  Survivors include five daughters, Veronica Henderson, Phyllis Smith and Shelia Driver, all of Chocowinity, Gwendolyn Farrow of Raleigh and Peggy Turnage of Washington; two sons, Kenneth Reddick of Chocowinity and Jack Jones of Washington; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three daughters, Sharon Reddick, Jimmy Wilkinson and Shirley Crawford; seven sisters and six brothers.  The family will receive friends today from 6-7:30 p.m. at Warren Chapel F.W.B. Church, N.C. Highway 33 East, Chocowinity, and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, February 12, 2009)

Phrosen Spencer Reddick

Mrs. Phrosen Spencer Reddick, 102, of 7283 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington. A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Antioch Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, with Bishop Melvin Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego.  Mrs. Reddick was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 12, 1906. She was the daughter of the late Ada S. Spencer and Frank Spencer Sr. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to William Jordan Reddick, who preceded her in death. She had been employed with the New Boro Park Dry Cleaning Plant in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a lifelong member of Antioch Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, where she formerly served as an usher.  Survivors include one daughter, Vercal Reddick of Elmire, N.Y.; one son, William Rudolph Reddick of Pantego; one sister, Delzora Spencer of Brooklyn, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-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) – Monday, December 9, 2008)

Raymond Richard Reece

Mr. Raymond Richard Reece, age 61, a resident of 123 Cedar Circle, Washington, NC died Tuesday August 21, 2007 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A wake service will be held 5:00 PM Sunday August 26, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Father Donald Baribeau.  Mr. Reece was born in Hamilton County, Ohio on December 21, 1945 son of the late C. M. Reece and the late Ruth Walker Reece. He was a graduate of St. Bernard High School in Cincinnati, OH. Locally Mr. Reece worked as a service technician with Flanders Filters until his battle with cancer forced his retirement.  Mr. Reece is survived by his life companion: Tony Lotta of the home; a sister: Janice Campbell of Henderson, NC; five brothers: J.C. Reece of Phoenix, AZ, Terry Reece of Cincinnati, OH, Rick Reece of Seattle, WA, Greg Reece of Washington, NC and John Reece of Chicago, IL and seven loving nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM Sunday August 26, 2007 before the wake service at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Reece family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, August 22, 2007)

Zora T. Reed

Zora T. Reed, 76, June 22.  Funeral 1 p.m., Wednesday, Wayside Presbyterian Church, Chocowinity. Burial, Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – June 28, 1999)

Ernestine Nichols Reeder

MURFREESBORO, TENN. - Mrs. Ernestine Nichols Reeder, age 80, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008.  She was born in Washington, N.C. and preceded in death by her parents, M.R. and Nellie Nichols of Washington, N.C. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Glen P. Reeder.  Survivors include two sons, Kevin R. Reeder, his wife, Inez and granddaughter, Dennis Nunnally of Little Rock, Ark. Other survivors include her brother, Leroy Nichols and his wife, Erna of Washington, N.C.; sister-in-law Elizabeth Wilkinson of Nashville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Reeder retired as a professor emeritus from Middle Tennessee State University. She held a B.S. degree from East Carolina University, Ed. S. from Peabody College, and M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. Mrs. Reeder’s teaching included high school in Elizabeth City, N.C., East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. and Middle Tennessee State University, where she spent the last 22 years of her teaching career, serving as a professor and chair of the Department of Human Sciences. She was an active member of a number of professional organizations at the state and national levels.  Mrs. Reeder was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 with the Rev. Gene Wise officiating, followed by a reception and visitation with the family.  Woodfin Memorial Chapel is serving the Reeder family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, November 10, 2008)

Raymond Harold Reel

Mr. Raymond Harold Reel, 76, of Bath, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at Britthaven of Washington.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Clair’s Church of Christ, Bath.  Mr. Reel was born in Pitt County. He served in the Army in Japan during the war crime’s trials. He was married to Maxine V. Reel, who survives. He was employed with Riddle Brothers for 40 years. He retired in 1991 and moved to Bath. He was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ, Bath.  Survivors include two sons, Stephen H. Reel of Raleigh, and George H. Reel of Winterville; one sister, Opal R. Dixon of Norfolk, Va.; three grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and five great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Saturday in the fellowship hall of St. Clair’s Church of Christ, Bath, following the memorial service.  Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, January 20, 2007)

Susan Ball Rees

Ms. Susan Ball “SuSu” Rees, 57, died Monday April 26, 2010 at her home in Carteret County.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00PM Friday April 30, 2010 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be officiated by Dr. Michael Price.  Ms. Rees was born in Mason County Kentucky on January 21, 1953 to the late Harry Daniel “Pop” Rees and Ella Rees Wilkinson. Ms. Rees graduated from Washington High School and later graduated from Peace College. She later graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and received her Master’s Degree from East Carolina University. She worked as a Mental Health Counselor. Ms. Rees came to Washington in 1957 with her family, who made their home at Riverside. “SuSu” loved the river and Cape Lookout. She loved cooking for her friends and family and working with mentally and physically challenged adults.  Survivors include one brother: Bobby Rees and his wife Robbins of Washington; one niece: Danielle Rees of Greenville; cousins in Winston Salem, Mooresville and Clarksburg, WV; and special friends in Washington, Harker’s Island, Raleigh and Greenville.  The family will receive friends on Thursday April 29, 2010 from 6:30PM-8:00PM at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Rees family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Wilma Ruth Buys Rees

Wilma Ruth Buys Rees, age 66, of 175 Edgewater Rd., Washington, died Friday, July 13, 2007.  Private memorial services will be held at a later date.  Mrs. Rees was born July 19, 1940 to the late William Day Buys and Marjorie Della Dawe Buys who survives and on December 3, 1960, she married Robert Allen Rees who preceded her in death on April 26, 1973. She was a graduate of Farmington High School in Farmington, CT, served in the United States Marine Corps, graduated from Central Connecticut University with a B.S. in Science, was a director of a group home for the handicapped, traveled extensively, was an avid quilter and was a member of the Pamlico Quilters Guild.  Survivors include her mother, Marjorie Dawe Buys of Washington; one daughter, Colleen M. deBres and husband Arthur of Manistee, MI; one son, Michael Rees and wife Tammy of Washington; two brothers, William T. Buys and wife Barbara of Harwinton, CT, Seth A. Buys and wife Tanya of Waldron, AK; two sisters, Karen B. Smith and husband Glen of Waldron, AK, Martha B. Hika and husband Eugene of Fort Myers, FL and five grandchildren: Robert Mickle, Arthur L. deBres III, Michael J. Rees, Lila Ruth deBres and Daniel William deBres.  The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2007 at the Bayleaf Plantation Community Room, 1120 Cowell Farm Rd., Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Rees family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, July 14, 2007)

Carmen Marie Reid

BATH, NC - Carmen Marie Reid, 65, passed away at her home in Bath, NC on February 1, 2009. Born to the late George S. and Doris Collins on November 4, 1943, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Carmen and Beau married on March 3, 1962. They moved to Corolla, NC, in 1984, where they shared their greatest memories. They also lived Martin’s Point, NC before moving to Bath, NC.  She is survived by her husband Anthony L. (Beau) Reid, two sons, Kenneth W. and Scott D. Reid, their wives Laura L. and Dawn R. Reid, two granddaughters Kaitline Lyndsay and Ashley Nichole Reid, one grandson Dillon Scott Reid, two brothers, Donald N. Collins and wife Sharon and Michael Collins and wife Sharen, one sister, Janet Terry, and one special sister, Naureen Collins, wife of Carmen’s late brother, Edward W. Collins.  Carmen loved life and loved people. She loved talking to people, who loved to listen, and listen to people, who loved to talk. She loved her Conservative Politics, and Redskins Football. She loved having her hair done at Val’s Beauty Shop in Washington, NC, because it reminded her of her favorite movie, Steel Magnolias, and she loved the people she met there.  She was owner and manager of CMR Construction and along with her husband, Beau, they built many homes in North Carolina. She loved the people and subcontractors she met on a daily basis. She loved crabbing with her grandchildren off their dock, in Bath. She also loved her annual Smith Mountain Lake vacation week. Her favorite holidays were Christmas and Thanksgiving, because they were the biggest family get-togethers, and she loved being with family.  Carmen will be greatly missed, as she touched so many lives and was an inspiration to all who knew her. For all, who knew Carmen, celebrate her life, for it truly was a wonderful life.  A Communion Service will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk, NC with the Rev. Mister Donald Wobser officiating on Friday, February 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm. There will also be Visitation on Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 6 – 8:00 pm at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Faye Gaskins Reid

GRANDY - One extraordinary lady finished her journey on July 24, 2006 to begin a new one.  Born in Beaufort, N.C., she was a retired real estate agent and a master gardener. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Gaskins. She also enjoyed fishing and golfing.  Faye is survived by her husband, Ed Reid; son, Woody Hudson (Lydia); three daughters, Shelby Wilson (Glenn), Janet Salmon (Frank), and Lois Walton (Gary); two sisters, Evelyn O’Dell and Rae Spencer (George); eight grandchildren, Jacob and Peter Hudson, Jereme Wilson, Jennifer Moneypenny, Brittany and Blake Salmon, Russell Adam Johnson, and Melissa Car; three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler, and Olivia; and four nephews, Johnny O’Dell, Timmy, Bobby, and Hoyt Spencer.  A Celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2006, in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, with Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood officiating.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – July 27, 2006)

Hilda Mae Reid

Mrs. Hilda Mae Reid, 75, of 3314A Moseley Drive, Greenville, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Clay Bottom Missionary Baptist Church, Chocowinity, with Bishop Leroy Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Clay Bottom Cemetery.  Mrs. Reid was born in Beaufort County on May 16, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Emma Wilson and William Brown. She was married to Alpheus Reid, who survives.  Survivors include one son, W. Jimmy Brown of Greenville; two sisters, Thelma Kimble and Mable Holmes, both of Smyrna, Del.; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  A walk-in visitation will take place today from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, May 16, 2008)

Nancy Leigh Jennette Reid

Nancy Leigh Jennette Reid, age 59, a resident of 4102 Day Beacon Drive, Belhaven, died Friday, November 22, 2013 at Hospice of Wake County Hospice Home in Raleigh.  Nancy was born in Cumberland County, N.C. on February 20, 1954.  She was raised and attended school in Hyde County, N.C.  After graduation, she attended and graduated from Lenoir Community College.  Nancy was a legal secretary until she started working for IBM in 1980. She retired from IBM in 2009 after almost 30 years of employment.  Nancy was predeceased by her loving husband of 20 years, Russell McIver Reid in 2011.  He father, Garland W. Jennette, died in 2002 and her mother, Charlotte R. Jennette, died in 2010. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Dr. David Reid and sister-in-law, Lisa E. Reid of Raleigh.  She is also survived by a niece, Emily R. Campbell and a nephew, Marshall Reid whom she loved very much, as well as a few cousins and wonderful friends. Nancy was a kind, loving, and generous soul. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Methodist church in Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Reid family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, December 22, 2013)

Dustin Clinton Reiners

Dustin Clinton Reiners, age 28, a resident of 114 Vreugdenhil Road, Pantego, died Monday September 23, 2013 at his home after a two and a half year long and difficult battle with Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington, conducted by President Bob Deaver of the LDS Church. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home.  Dustin was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 25, 1984. He was the son of Clint Reiners and Rexine Moosman Reiners. Dustin was a graduate of Carbon High School in Price, Utah. He served his country for four year in the United States Marine Corps. After an honorable discharge, he was a member of the Utah Highway Patrol. After moving to NC, Dustin was employed by the Department of Public Safety, serving as a Correctional Sergeant in Bertie County. Dustin was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In his spare time, he was an avid sports fan and enjoyed all outdoor sports.  He is survived by his wife, Carrie Lynn Harris Reiners and his two sons, Ty Clinton Reiners (age 5) and Cameron Davis Reiners (age 3) of the home. He is also survived by his parents, Rexine Reiners and Alex Chavez of Wellington, Utah; Carrie’s parents Wallace and Cristi Harris of Pantego, brother in law and sister in law, Rick and Kayla Harris of Pinetown and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Dustin was preceded in death by his only sister, Lori Reiners DeVaney and his cousin, Ty Moosman.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Reiners family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mildred C. Renn

Mrs. Mildred C. Renn, 90, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Red Oak Manor.  A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 PM in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Renn was born and raised in Richmond, VA.  She moved to Greenville with her husband in 1949.  In 1957, she moved to Washington following her husband’s work, where she resided until 2012, when she moved to Red Oak Manor.  Mrs. Renn was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Chocowinity.  She was an avid reader as long as she was able to see, and afterwards enjoyed many books on tape.  Mrs. Renn was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Renn and grandson, William Marshall Renn.  She is survived by her sons, Mike Renn of Greenville and Wayne Renn and wife, Cindy, of Aurora; granddaughters, Courtney Renn of Atlanta, GA, and Elizabeth Renn Harr and husband, Joshua, of Kinston; great-grandchildren, Madison Ann Harr and Alexander Jordan Harr; and daughter-in-law, Becky Renn, of Greenville.  The family will receive friends following the graveside service.  Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, April 12, 2014)

Ernest Roland Renwick, Sr.

Mr. Ernest Roland Renwick Sr., 62, of 2699 N.C. Highway 45 North, Pantego, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006.  A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in West Belhaven Church of Christ with Thom Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery, Pantego.  Jos. Monzon, Ronnie Russ, Willie Williams Jr., Marshall Marslender, Michael Marslender, Shane Hubers, Hugh Watson and Joe Hodges will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Renwick was born July 30, 1944, the son of the late Roland F. and Elsie Carson Renwick. On Jan. 14, 1967, he married the former Donna Hollister, who survives. He retired as a master sergeant from the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as a mechanic. He was a member of the American Legion and a former member of the Ponzer Ruritan Club. He was a member of West Belhaven Church of Christ.  Survivors include one son, Ernest R. Renwick Jr. of Sasebo, Japan; one daughter, Karen E. Renwick of Albany, N.Y.; one sister, Sally Sanford of Adams, N.Y.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, and other times at the home of his son, 2701 N.C. Highway 45 North, Pantego.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – September 21, 2006)

Guy Gerard Renzi

BELHAVEN - Mr. Guy Gerard Renzi, age 49, a resident of 342 Mill Street, Belhaven, died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at his home.  A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, conducted by Rev. Allen Harmon.  Guy was born on October 21, 1956 in Manhattan, N.Y. He was the son of Margaret Donnelly Renzi of Connecticut. He is survived by his life partner, Cherylee Hack and her son, Matthew Hack of the home and her daughter and son-in-law, April and Joseph Garcia, CT. Guy is survived by his brother, Henry Renzi and his wife, Annie Renzi of Connecticut; his three sisters, Donna Sario and Judy Staabe and her husband, Ed Staabe all from Connecticut, Dawn Renzi of Florida. He was the uncle to four nephews, two nieces, two great-nieces and one great-nephew.  Guy was “loved by many and an instant friend to all.”  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Renzi family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – March 15, 2006)

Jamie Powell Respass

Ms. Jamie Powell Respass, age 49, a resident of Slate Lane, Greenville, NC died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at her home. A graveside celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Patrick Harrison officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, April 27, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC. Tim Barnes, John Gregory, Richard Lentz, Adam Lozon, John Page and Jeremy Wallace will serve as pallbearers.   Ms. Respass was born on December 16, 1962 in Durham County, daughter of the late Elmore Richard and Mary Tyndall Powell. After graduation from high school Jamie earned her Associate Degree in Surgical Technology and was employed as a surgical technician with Vidant Medical Center. Jamie was a member of the American Surgical Tech Association.   Jamie is survived by her children, Victore Leon Respass and wife Victoria Bortz-Respass of Wilmington, Victoria Lee Respass of the home, Veronica Respass Shaul and husband Benjamin Shaul of New Bern, and Virginia Ann Respass of Bath, a brother, Emmanuel Tyndall of Kentucky, a sister, Glenda Powell Lentz of Vernon, FL and a grandson, Noah Leon Lozon of Bath.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Jessie Williams Respass

Mrs. Jessie Williams Respass, age 82, a resident of East Second Street, Washington, NC, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at her home. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, officiated by Pastor Monroe Stowe. Private burial will be held at Haw Branch Church of Christ Cemetery, Chocowinity, NC. Austin Gene Elks, Justin Merlin Elks, Kenny Pollard, David Radcliffe, Brandon Speight and Jansen Stowe will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home.  Jessie was born in Beaufort County on August 25, 1930 daughter of the late Troy Lee and Jeanette Williams Beavers. She graduated from Chocowinity High School in 1949 and briefly worked for Carolina Telephone. Jessie was married to the late Merlin H. Williams and later to Bobby Ray Respass who both preceded her in death. She was a homemaker, lovingly caring for her triplets. Jessie was a member of Haw Branch Church Christ and a past member of the Moose Lodge.  Jessie is survived by her children, Steven Mark Williams and wife Mary Lou and Kenneth Lee Williams and wife Martha both of Summerfield, FL and Barbara Susan "Susie" Elks and husband Bobby Gene Elks of Washington; her brother, Roland Jerome Beavers and wife Estelle of Wilmar; her sister, Jeanine Radcliffe of Ocala, FL; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia Bridgeman and her brother-in-law, Warren Radcliffe.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Leon Clark Respass, Jr.

Mr. Leon Clark Respass Jr., 62, of 3387 Christian School Road, Pinetown, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with pastor David Linton Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Douglas Boyd, Todd Boyd, Mario CeCe, John Gregory Jr., Wayne Everett and Asa Everett.  Mr. Respass was born in Beaufort County on July 16, 1943. He was the son of Leon Clark Respass Sr. and the late Grace Boyd Respass. He was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County and a graduate of Bath High School. He was a retired farmer and a member of Athens Chapel Church of Christ, Bath Church of God and Angels on Earth.  In addition to his father, Leon Clark Respass Sr. of Pinetown, survivors include two sons, Michael Clark Respass and Victore Leon Respass, both of Washington; three daughters, Victoria Lee Respass, Veronica Grace Ann Respass and Virginia Ann Respass, all of Washington; one sister, Rita R. Woolard of Atlanta, Ga.; one adopted brother, James Russell Boyd; and two grandchildren, Samuel Langley and Sarah Grace Respass.  The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home of his son, Michael Clark Respass, 1677 Old Bath Highway.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, May 30, 2006)

Leon Clark Respass, Sr.

Mr. Leon Clark Respass, Sr., 82, of 2450 Respess Road, Pinetown, died Saturday, July 28, 2007 at his home.  A graveside funeral service with Military Honors and Masonic Rites will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  Douglas Boyd, Todd Boyd, Jim Woolard, Michael Respass and Victore Respass will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, July 30, 2007 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at his home.  Mr. Respass was born February 15, 1925 in Washington County.  He was the son of the late Ed and Jane Phelps Respass.  He was married to Grace Boyd Respass, who preceded him in death on April 18, 2002.  He was a veteran of the US Navy and a retired farmer.  Mr. Respass was a member of the Masonic Orr Lodge #104 of Washington, the Sudan Temple of New Bern and a past member of the Black Land Farmers Association.  Survivors include his daughter, Rita Woolard and husband, Terry of Atlanta, GA; two brothers, James Russell Boyd and wife, Phyllis of Washington and Linwood Respass of Bath; six grandchildren, Jessica Woolard, Victoria Respass, Veronica Respass, Virginia Respass, Victore Respass and Michael Respass and wife, Angie; one great-grandchild, Sarah Grace Respass; two special nephews, Douglas Boyd and Todd Boyd; and caretakers, Calvin Jean Williams, Betty Reddick, Joyce Razor, Thelma Booth, and Bessie Peartree.  He was also preceded in death by one son, Leon Clark Respass, Jr., one sister, Alice Respass and three brothers, Hughes Respass, Harry Respass and Pat Respass.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Linwood Earl Respass

Mr. Linwood Earl Respass, age 72, a resident of 111 South King Street, Bath, died Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.   A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 23, 2009 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with David Linton and Curtis White officiating. Burial will follow in the Respass Family Cemetery. Lindsey Cahoon, Dallas Linton, Dennis Respass, Jesse Respass, Matt Respass, Mike Swanner, Paul Woolard, and Wayne Woolard will serve as pallbearers. Chris Bunn, Hubert Carrow, Roger Jefferson, JC Morgan, Harold Ormond, Jr., Hilton Reason, and Jack Wallace will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Mr. Respass was born July 6, 1937 in Washington County to Edgar Langley and Sarah Jane Phelps Respass. Earl retired from the Beaufort County School system. After retiring he farmed but became best known as the “handy man” around Bath helping all of the citizens with a variety of needs. Mr. Respass sold collards, corn and watermelons along the road and used the honor system for payment leaving a glass jar on his trailer. On June 20, 2009 he celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with the love of his life, Mary Burgess Respass and many friends and family at the Bath Ruritan Building.  In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Teresa R. Rose and husband Scott of Pinetown and Tammy Respass Modlin of Bath; one son, Thomas Langley Respass and wife Laurie of Bath; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by five brothers; Albert, Hughes, Leon, Harry and Pat Respass; and one sister, Alice Marie Respass Wilson.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Lorene Gurkin Respass

Mrs. Lorene Gurkin Respass, 83, of 452 Long Ridge Road, Pinetown, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at Pinetown Church of Christ with Kent Gurganus officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyd Family Cemetery. Members of Pinetown Church of Christ will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from noon to the funeral hour, Monday, October 30, 2006 at Pinetown Church of Christ and other times at her home.  Mrs. Respass was born June 14, 1923 in Beaufort County, where she lived most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Waters Gurkin. Mrs. Respass was a graduate of Bath High School. She was married to Kenneth Richard Poorman Sr. and Joseph J. Respass, both preceding her in death.  Mrs. Respass was a proud homemaker and was a member of Pinetown Church of Christ and the church’s Bible study group.  She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Richard Poorman, Jr. and his wife, Jeanette of Pinetown and Michael E. Poorman and his wife, Wanda of Pinetown; one daughter, Kathy Jackson-Sharp and her husband, David of Louisville, KY and 10 grandchildren, Ricky Poorman, Bryan Poorman, Joseph Poorman, Christine Runfola, Tonya Davis, Andrea Dixon, Allison Mallison, Brad Jackson, Justin Jackson and Laura Jackson and 10 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by one sister, Margie Boyd and one brother, Hilton Gurkin Sr.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Respass family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, October 29, 2006)

Mary Frances Hamm Lovett Respass

Mrs. Mary Frances Hamm Lovett Respass, age 84, a resident of MaryAnna Mobile Estates, Washington, died Thursday evening December 20, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday December 23, 2012 at the Second Baptist Church in Washington. Burial will be private.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until the funeral hour on Sunday at the Church and other times at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Woodson Furlough located at 113 Tranters Creek Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Respass Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Bernard Wallace Respess

Mr. Bernard Wallace Respess, a resident of Plymouth, NC, died Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A private visitation will be held at Hillside Funeral Service.  Services will be held at 2 PM on Friday, December 31, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Mr. Bob Moulden.  Mr. Respess was born on January 23, 1958, son of the late James Bernard and Allie Waters Respess. He was a graduate of Pantego High School and on March 19, 1977 he married the former Teresa Boyd who survives. Mr. Respess was a retired truck driver working most recently with Swain Gas.   In addition to his wife and mother Mr. Respess is survived by two sisters, Janet R. Wallace of Pantego and Linda R. Williams of Jamesville; two brothers, James Earl Respess and Timothy Lee Respess both of Plymouth and his faithful companion, his dog "Bingo" and bird "Sonny".  In addition to his father he was predeceased by one brother, David Wayne Respess in 1968.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

David Elvis Respess

David Elvis Respess, age 58, a resident of Pike Road, NC, died at his home on August 24, 2011. The service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, September 17, 2011, in the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven. Burial will follow at Davis Landing Cemetery in Pungo. All friends and family are invited to the Pike Road Community Center immediately following the service for visitation with a light supper provided by friends, family and community.  Davy was born at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven on February 5, 1953, the youngest son of the late H. Moninger Respess and Aletha Winifred Webster Respess. He graduated from Pantego High School in 1971 and completed the Apprentice Program from Newport News Dry Dock and Shipyard in Virginia in 1975. He then worked at the Shipyard for several years when he and a partner decided to go into business together and opened Murray and Respess Machine Shop in the Newport News area. He later sold his interest in the business and moved back to Pike Road where he purchased the family homestead and where he made his home. He worked for many years as a machinist/planner with Carver Machine Works in Washington, NC.  With the dream of flying helicopters, Davy enlisted in the Army Reserve completing his basic training as a helicopter mechanic. He was promoted to Private First Class immediately out of basic training as the top student. He then went on with his AIT at Fort Rucker, Alabama, obtaining his pilot’s license and realizing his dream by serving as a Huey Helicopter pilot for the Army. He was honorably discharged as a Warrant Officer W-3.  Davy's love of motors is evidenced in his collections, which includes a 1938 Ford Sedan, 1970 Pontiac GTO, several 1960 Chevrolets, a Corvette, a Chevy pickup, a Ford tractor, and even a fighter plane.  He is survived by his brothers: Travis Webster Respess of Kinston and Herman Moninger Respess, wife Marta, of Michigan; his sisters: Marianna R. Heath, husband Forrest, of Pike Road, and Virginia R. Hollowell of Long Acre; his nieces: Amanda Respess, Beth Respess, Anna Elsworth, Gretchen Whitaker, Sandra Ange, Cynthia Stallings, Michele Fontana, Angel Heath, Ginger Stoop, and Nikki Gwin; his nephew: Frank Hollowell Jr; and numerous great-nieces and nephews, cousins and loved ones. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers-in-law Jesse Carter and Frank Hollowell, Sr., and his niece Wendi Hollowell.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Respess Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Janet Lee Balzer Respess

Ms. Janet Lee Balzer Respess, age 58, a resident of Dan Taylor Road, Washington, died Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Ware’s Chapel United Methodist Church and will be conducted by Rev. Joan Fisher.  Ms. Respess was born March 27, 1954 to Richard and Dorothy Parvin Balzer who survive. She was a retired veterinarian technician with Tar River Animal Hospital, was an avid lover of horses and was a member of Ware’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  Survivors include her parents, Richard and Dorothy Parvin Balzer of Washington, two sisters, Anna Balzer Edwards and husband Jay of Washington and Kathy Balzer Giacchello of Italy.  The family will receive friends at the home of her parents, Richard and Dorothy Balzer, 196 Dan Taylor Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Respess family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Naomi Jefferson Respess

Mrs. Naomi Jefferson Respess, formerly of Pinetown, died Monday, July 21, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  A memorial service was held, Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery in the family plot.  Naomi was the youngest child of Caleb M. and Ella O. Jefferson of Free Union.  She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.  She is survived by her son, Lin Respess of Charlottesville, VA.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Ralph Linwood Respess

CHOCOWINITY - Mr. Ralph Linwood Respess, 61, a resident of 744 E.  Bayside Dr., died early Sunday at Beaufort County Hospital. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday Morning July 1, 1997 in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington with Ray West officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Gary Williams, Mike Gurkins, Malvin Respess, Jr., B.B. Cox, Robert Kelly, and Hassel Respess will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Respess was born July 12, 1935 in Terra Ceia the son of the late Jesse Bernard and Ethel Bowen Respess, he was a graduate of the Pantego High School Class of 1954. Mr. Respess later married the former Geraldine Cox in 1955 who survives.  He was a former farmer and owner of Respess Tractor and Equipment Co. and also the co-owner of Country Boys Auction Company.  Mr. Respess was a member of the First Christian Church of Washington, Masonic Orr Lodge #104, a member of the Shriners, Sudan Temple of New Bern, The Redmen of Washington, the Chocowinity Ruritans, the Washington Moose Lodge, the Auctioners Association, and was a past member of the Washington Jaycees.  Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Ralph L. "Bud" Respess, Jr. of Washington, and Gregory Bernard "Greg" Respess of Chocowinity; two grandchildren, Shaun Linwood Respess and Courtney Rae Respess. Other survivors include one sister, Dorothy Louise Jackson of Terra Ciea; two brothers, Malvin R. and Van W. Respess also of Terra Ceia.  Mr. Respess was preceded in death by one brother, Jesse Rudolph Respess.  The family will receive friends at the home 744 E. Bayside Dr., Chocowinity.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – July 1, 1997; pg. B6)

Ronnie Seaton Respess

Mr. Ronnie Seaton Respess, age 64, a resident of 24178 NC Hwy. 32 Plymouth, NC died Thursday morning April 26, 2012 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.  The family will receive friends 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Saturday April 28, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Mr. Respess was born in Beaufort County on October 7, 1947, son of the late Seaton Oscar Respess and Elizabeth Latham Respess. He was married to the former Marguerite “Sue” White who precedes him in death. Mr. Respess was employed with the NC Department of Transportation for 27 years as a fuel truck driver. He was a member of Long Acre Chapel Christian Church.  He is survived by his son: John Respess of Pittsboro; his step-children: Victor Rule of Austin, TX, Vickie Jones of Maysville, NC, Suzanne White of Washington, NC, Faron White of Plymouth, NC, Bonnie White of Hilton Head Island, SC, Joe White of Minnesota, Christina Roop of Beaufort, SC; his brother: Hassel Respess and wife Mary Ella Bell Respess of Chocowinity; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Respess family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Van Washington Respess

Mr. Van Washington Respess, age 71, a former resident of Pantego, died Saturday, May 22, 2004 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington with burial following in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Respess was born on April 25, 1933, son of the late Jesse and Ethel Respess. A graduate of North Carolina State University, he proudly served his country as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He was a former community grocery store operator in the Terra Ceia community, the organist at Terra Ceia Church of Christ for several years and had an avid interest in playing the accordion.  Mr. Respess is survived by his wife, Martha Respess of Dandridge, Tenn.; three sons, Van Washington Respess Jr. and wife Lisa of Washington, Stanford Macon Respess of Washington, Michael Gaylord Respess and wife Lorrie of Terra Ceia; two daughters, Cathy Unger and husband Langdon of Martin, Tenn., Angie Sue Respess of Dandridge, Tenn.; one sister, Dorothy Jackson and husband Sonny of Terra Ceia; four sisters-in-law, Marie Respess, Geraldine Respess, Lib Respess and Betty Lou McAfee; two stepchildren, Brian Parker and Missy Hodge of Knoxville, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Cutler and Michael David Respess, Savannah Smith, Kelly, Gentry, Casey and Carly Unger. In addition to his parents, his first wife, Joyce Gaylord Respess, and his brothers, Rudolph Respess, Ralph Respess and Malvin Respess Sr. preceded Mr. Respess in death.  The family will receive friends at Paul Funeral Home in Washington on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 from 7 until 9 p.m.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - May 25, 2004)

William Wallace Respess

Mr. William “Wallace” Respess, age 78, a resident of 5739 Christian School Road, Pantego, died Wednesday evening, February 14, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday February 17, 2007 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Ray West. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  His grandchildren: Clay Respess, Charly Respess, Alex Haddock, Will Respess, Cameron Meador and Peyton Morris will serve as pallbearers. Rhonda Respess, David Hrupsa and Billy Snow will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Respess was born in the Terra Ceia Community of Beaufort County on December 5, 1928, son of the late John Henry Respess and Elizabeth Bowen Respess. On December 24, 1946, he married the former Hilda Everett who survives. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a retired farmer and co-owner of Respess Trucking, Inc. Wallace was a member of Terra Ceia Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon for a number of years.  Wallace had a passion for life and lived it to the fullest. He loved to talk with people, was an avid Ford racing fan, loved to read, travel and eat peanut butter and chocolate. He loved life and spending time with his family. Wallace was a free spirit who knew no stranger and has left a void in many lives that can’t be filled.  In addition to his wife, Hilda of the home, he is survived by his two sons: William Wallace Respess, Jr. and his wife, Carol of Hickory; Charles Keith Respess and his wife, Sally of Pantego; his two daughters: Martha Respess Morris and her husband, Donnie of Bath; Robin Respess Haddock and her husband, Dickie of Grimesland; his grandchildren: William Wallace Respess, III, Catherine Maria Respess, John Clay Respess and his wife, Bonnie, Charles Keith Respess, Jr., Cameron Morris Meador and her husband, Joe, Peyton Ashe Morris, Robin Alexander Haddock and Nicholas Christian Haddock. He is also survived two great grandchildren: Lindsay Jordan Respess and Morgan Leigh Respess. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers: “Big” Berl Respess, J. Henry Respess and twin brothers, Earl and Berl Respess and his sister: Elizabeth Snow Zepke.  The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home located at 5739 Christian School Road, Pantego.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Respess Family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Feb. 16, 2007)

Wilma Blake Respess

Wilma Blake Respess, age 88, of West Chester, Ohio, and formerly of Pantego, died Friday, December 15, 2006.  Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and will be conducted by her son-in-law Norman Midgette. Burial will follow in the Davis cemetery.  The family will receive friends from one hour prior to the service to the service at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, December 17, 2006)

Mrs. Wilma Blake Respess, age 88, of 6469 Wilderness Trail, West Chester, Ohio, and formerly of Pantego, died Friday, December 15, 2006, at the home of her daughter.  Mrs. Respess was born October 22, 1918, to the late Leonard Lee and Emily Cuthrell Blake in Fairfield, N.C. She was a beloved wife to the late Ray T. Respess and also to the late Moninger Respess.  Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and will be conducted by her son-in-law Norman Midgette. Burial will follow in the Davis Cemetery.  Survivors include one daughter, Myrna Midgette and husband Norman; two grandchildren, Donneitta Morrison and husband Greg, Eric Midgette and wife Cindy; and five great-grandchildren, Ryan, Shelley, Blake, Hannah and Heather. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Myra “Molly” Hooker, and one brother, Ray Blake.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Monday, December 18, 2006)

Lila Reuben

CLARKSTON, GA. - Lila Reuben, of 790 North Indian Creek, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Piedmont Hospital.  Born in Washington, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Fred and Geneva Williams Reeves.  Survivors: a son, Jimmy Reeves of Jamaica, N.Y. a niece, Lila M. Farris of Stone Mountain, Ga. and a friend, the Rev. Hilda McMahand of Piedmont.  Visitation: 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Flat Rock Baptist Church, with the service at 3 p.m., and Dr. W.B. McMahand officiating. Burial: Church cemetery.  Watkins Garrett & Woods Mortuary.  (The Greenville News (Greenville, SC) – July 27, 2000; pg. B6)

John Edward Rhem

BELHAVEN - John Edward Rhem, 82, of the Ponzer Community, died Thursday, Aug. 15, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  Born in the Edward Community of Beaufort County Aug. 11, 1914, he was the son of the late John Henry and Gertrude White Rhem.  He retired in 1980 after working for many years as a merchant seaman with Exxon Oil Co.  He was a member of the Mount Olive Church of Christ.  Surviving are his wife, Nancy Wallace Rhem; two sons: Larry E. Rhem of Washington and Mike W. Rhem of Belhaven; a daughter, Linda R. Buckner of Kitty Hawk; a sister, Ruth R. Radcliff of Panama City, Fla.; and three grandchildren.  Mr. Rhem was preceded in death by brothers Herbert, Arthur, and Jay Rhem; and sisters Allie Williams and Lena Lowe.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Olive Church of Christ.  Adam Henderson will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Sunday, August 18, 1996; pg. 14A)

Phoebe Elizabeth Calhoun Rhem

Mrs. Phoebe (Elizabeth) Calhoun Rhem, 88, died at the home of her daughter Janet Mercer 1456 Cherry Road, Washington, NC   Funeral services will be 2:30 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Ray West and Pastor Tim Hackett. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Shawn Rhem, Alex Rhem, Tom Rhem, Adam Waters, Shawn Mercer, Craig Mercer and Josh Mercer will serve as pallbearers.   Elizabeth was born September 8, 1922 in Pitt County, the daughter of the late John Washington Calhoun and Hernrietta Cox Calhoun. She graduated from Ayden High School and later attended business school.  She married Clyde N. Rhem on February 14, 1942 at which time they moved to California. After World War II, they returned to Beaufort County where Elizabeth worked for National Spinning for several years. In 1962, they moved to Highpoint, NC at which time she worked for Burlington Industries in their Human Resources department. After Clyde’s death in September of 1970, she again returned to Washington and returned to work at National Spinning Co. She retired from National Spinning in 1980, but was not ready to give up working. She started working at Beaufort County Hospital in the canteen. She enjoyed the work there as she had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people. She was also noted for her delicious, bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches for which many traveled from near and far for a sample. She continued to work there until she was eighty years old. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Washington.  She leaves behind her daughter, Janet Rhem Mercer and husband Edward,Washington NC; three sons, Clyde N.”Nick” Rhem II and wife Ann, Johnson City, Tennessee, John Micheal “Mike”Rhem, Washington, NC; Richard Thomas “Tom” Rhem, and wife Eleanor, Chocowinity, NC; eight grandchildren, Stephen “Adam” Waters, Shawn Rhem, Alex Rhem, Richard “Tom” Rhem II, Nicklus Allred, Shawn Mercer, Craig Mercer and adopted granddaughter Marcela Malo of Ecuador S.A; six great-grandchildren, Evan Waters, Joshua Mercer, Candice Mercer, Matthew Mercer, Avery Allred and Asher Allred.  Mrs. Rhem was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two grandchildren Elizabeth “Beth” Waters and Jonathan P. Waters, four brothers, Dan, Radford, John, Tommy Calhoun and one sister, Verdie Lee McLawhorn.  Special thanks to caregivers Clementine Jones, Lee Houston and a special sister-in-law Blanche Rhem.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, 1465 Cherry Rd, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Rhem family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lowell Minton Rhodes

Mr. Lowell Minton Rhodes, age 78, a resident of River Trace Nursing Home Washington, NC, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Friday, March 7, 2014 in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Dr. Jimmy Moore. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Rhodes was born March 7, 1935 in Windsor, NC, the son of the late Gilbert and Revah Minton Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes was married to the former Janice Jordan, who survives. Mr. Rhodes went to work at an early age helping to bottle and deliver milk, delivering news papers and later working at Rhodes Brother’s Saw Mill and Farm. He was a registered Lab and X-Ray technician before graduating from East Carolina College with a BA in Business Administration. Mr. Rhodes was a hospital and nursing home administrator for thirty two years and served at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven, NC, Lower Florence County Hospital, Lake City, SC, Washington County Hospital, Plymouth, NC and Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter, NC.  Mr. Rhodes was a past member of the Lions Club, the Rotary Club, Eastern AHEC and the NC Hospital Association. He enjoyed golfing, yard work and especially being with family and friends.  Along with his wife, Mr. Rhodes is survived by two sons, Lowell P. Rhodes and wife, Lea, of Highpoint, NC and William Gregory Rhodes of Pittsburg, PA, two stepdaughters, Audree Parker and husband, Alton of Bath, NC, Amy Sasnett and husband, Paul of Washington, NC, one brother, Dr. Donald Gilbert Rhodes and wife, Dianne of Melbourne, FL and a special cousin and friend, George Butler Rhodes of Waynesboro, VA. He was Papa to six grandchildren, Candice, Amanda, Kassie and Reid Sasnett, and Trevor and Ashlyn Rhodes. He was preceded in death by one sister, Susan Rebecca Edwards.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Rhodes family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Charles Evans Rice

Mr. Charles Evans Rice, age 60, a resident of Chocowinity, died Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro.  A graveside service will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Chrismon Family Cemetery near Bath.  Mr. Rice was born in Beaufort County on August 23, 1952. He was the son of the late Cecil E. Rice and Bertha Lucille Chrismon Rice. Mr. Rice was a retired carpenter.  Mr. Rice is survived by his son, Charles Edward Rice and wife, Bea Ann Rice of Chocowinity; two nephews, Joshua Wade Rice of Greenville, Joseph Walter Rice of Chocowinity; and one niece, Cody Marie Rice of Chocowinity.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Rice was preceded in death by a brother, John Wade Rice.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday, July 14, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored the Rice family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jesse Paul Rice

Mr. Jesse Paul Rice, age 38, a resident of Pinetown, NC died Sunday, January 24, 2010.  A funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM, Thursday, January 28, 2010 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Rev. Ray Webb and Karen Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at Deal Cemetery, Aurora, NC. John Sawyer, Eric Sawyer, Jonathan Cristenberry, Vernon Silverthorne, Lee Gurley, David Tripp, and Mike Prater will serve as pallbearers.   The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 PM Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC and at other times at the home of his sister, Saint Johns Road, Ayden, NC.  Mr. Rice was born in Beaufort County on October 5, 1971 to the late Mr. Jesse Bonner Rice and Paulette Jones Rice.  Paul worked as an independent welder. He was a Master Diver and lived in Beaufort County most of his life. In addition, he was an avid bow-hunter and was a member of the Christian Bow Hunter’s Association and the Roanoke Archery Club.  Paul was also a member of the Belvoir Free Will Baptist Church.  He had also owned and operated the Last Call Convenience and Karaoke Bar in Scuffleton, NC.   In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife of nine years, Bridget C. Rice; three daughters, Kayla Rice and Jessica Rice of Pinetown, NC and Caitlynn Manning of Falkland, NC; one brother, Tim Rice and wife Samantha of Pinetown, NC; one sister, Jennifer Rice and her fiancé Scott Maready of Ayden, NC; three nieces, Cheyene Rice, Summer Rice, MacKenzie Barrow and two nephews, Austin Barrow and Logan Barrow.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, January 26, 2010)

John Wade Rice

On this day, we Celebrate the life of Mr. John “Johnny” Wade Rice, age 57, a resident of Chocowinity, who died Thursday, November 25, 2010.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the Cutler Family Cemetery in Bath and will be conducted by Ward Sullivan. Jeremy Hughes, Michael Harding, Kevin Towns, Mike Holland, Byron Weber and Paul Weber will serve as pallbearers. Charles Edward Rice, Gordon Hicks, Anthony Rhodes and Randy Keel will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Rice was born in Beaufort County on August 8, 1953 to the late Cecil and Bertha Chrismon Rice. On August 12, 1978 he married the love of his life, Marie Rhodes. He served in the United States Army and worked as a carpenter in construction.  He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Codie Marie Rice of Rocky Mount; two sons, Joseph Walter Rice of Chocowinity, Joshua Wade Rice and wife Crystal of Greenville, their child, his one grandson, Jacob Walker Rice and one brother, Charles Evans Rice of Chocowinity.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Rice family.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Billie Jean Hayes Rich

Mrs. Billie Jean Hayes Rich, age 75, a resident of 448 East Bayside Drive, Chocowinity, N.C. died at her home on Wednesday, November 14, 2007.  Mrs. Rich was born on December 30, 1931, in Beaufort County, the daughter of the late Allison Benjamin Hayes and Lena Mixon Hayes.  Mrs. Rich graduated from Aurora High School. She later moved to Texas where she worked with Rockwell International. Mrs. Rich was employed for 25 years retiring in 1985. Upon retirement she and her husband Ray returned to Beaufort County. She loved, and was loved by, her many friends and neighbors at Bayside Shores.  She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Clayton and husband Danny of Belhaven and one son James T. Hudson and wife Cheri of Richardson, Texas. Two brothers, Heber Hayes of Aurora, N.C. and A.B. Hayes of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters, Ruth Edwards of Washington, N.C., Ruby Bell of Morehead City, N.C. and Margaret Jernigan of Chapel Hill, N.C.; six grandchildren, Nicole Clayton Prince and husband Ruffin, Matthew Hudson, Michelle Hudson, Lisa Hudson, Amanda Hudson and Nathan Hudson and one great-grandchild, Madison Prince.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Lynn Clayton at 691 Foreman Lane, Belhaven, N.C.  There will be a private memorial service at a later date.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Rich family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, November 16, 2007)

 Edith Jeanette Tennant Richards

Mrs. Edith Jeanette “Jennie” Richards, 68, devoted Christian, wife, mother and grandmother went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 15, 2008 at Edward Christian Church with Pastor David Linton officiating.  Burial will follow in the Edward Christian Church Cemetery. Wayne Moore, Brandon Richards, Chad Richards, Dick Ackert, Daniel Moore and Marc Burke will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, November 14, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East,  Washington, and other times at the home, 106 Lake Drive (Macswoods), Washington.  Mrs. Richards was born October 3, 1940 in Tampa, FL.  She was the daughter of the late Otis Lyle Tennant and Sara Patricia Taylor Tennant.  She was a graduate of Hillsborough High School in Tampa, FL.  On June 21, 1958, she married Frank J. Richards, Sr.  She had been a resident of Beaufort County for forty two years and was a homemaker.  Mrs. Richards was active for many years in the rehabilitation of wildlife.  She also spent many hours as a passionate artist and gardener.  She attended Edward Christian Church and Asbury United Methodist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Frank J. Richards, Sr.; one daughter, Sara Moore and her husband, Wayne of Hickory Point; three sons, Frank J. Richards, Jr. and his wife, Kriste of Campbell’s Creek (Aurora), Greg Richards and his wife, Phyllis of Aurora, and David Richards and his wife, Sarah of Washington; three sisters, Lianne Monteiro of Tampa, FL, Marty Davis of Seffner, FL and Sue Ackert of Fort Myers, FL; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Jo McGugan Richardson

Mrs. Jo McGugan Richardson, age 71, a resident of Washington, died Monday, February 14, 2011 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, February 17, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church, Washington, conducted by Rev. Lee Kinney and Rev. Daryl Evans. Mrs. Richardson will lie in state at Paul Funeral Home until 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 17, 2011.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, February 18, 2011 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in St. Paul’s.  Jo was born in Robeson County on January 25, 1940, the oldest daughter of the late Daniel B. McGugan and the late Ernestine Willis McGugan. She was a 1958 graduate of St. Paul’s High School and married her high school sweetheart, Bill, on December 21, 1958. After beginning their lives together in Raeford, N.C. they later moved to Whiteville, N.C. before settling in Washington, N.C. in 1969.  Throughout her life, Jo always found a way to help others. She gave her time, her creative talents, her good cooking, and her friendship freely. Jo took on many volunteer roles throughout her life – she served as Welcome Wagon hostess in Washington, Girl Scout District Cookie Chairman, organized Arthritis Support Group meetings in Greenville, delivered Meals on Wheels, and served on various committees at her church. Jo worked for several years at the craft store in Washington but was best known for her work as a seamstress. But, most of all, her passion was caring for her children and grandchildren. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Circle V. Jo played bridge with the same group of ladies for over thirty years.  Surviving with her husband, William “Bill” Richardson of the home; two daughters, Debbie Richardson Johnson and husband, Dr. Michael D. Johnson of Goldsboro, Cindy Richardson Sayce and husband, Karl E. Sayce of Pinehurst; a son, Bobby Richardson and wife, Amy of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Jamie and Jackie Johnson, Katie and Sarah Sayce, Kyle and Kate Richardson; two sisters, Ruth Sports and husband, Mitchell of Raeford, N.C., Nancy McGugan of Lumberton; two brothers, Danny McGugan and wife, Jane of Shannon, N.C., Duncan McGugan and wife, Joy of Lumberton; sister in law, Lydia Blackburn and husband, Ronald of Newport News, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends Thursday after the service at the First Presbyterian Church. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Richardson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Etta Lucille DuRant Rickett

Etta Lucille ''Lucy'' DuRant Rickett, 80, of the 4900 block of Killam Ave., died Feb. 16, 1999, in Norfolk.  Born in Washington, N.C., she was predeceased by her first husband, Preston C. DuRant Sr. and her second husband, Teague Rickett. She retired as a self-employed antiques dealer. She attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and had been the music director for Ghent Methodist Mission during the 1950s and 1960s.  She is survived by two sons, John D. DuRant and his wife, Leah, of Braddock Heights, Md., and Steve J. DuRant and his wife, Nita, of Chesapeake; seven grandchildren, Preston C. DuRant III, David DuRant, Edward DuRant, John D. DuRant Jr., Sylvia L. DuRant, Jason S. DuRant and Cynthia M. Bond; two great-grandchildren, Haley DuRant and Madison D. Bond; daughter-in-law, Lois DuRant; and a constant loving companion, Charles Mosier. She was also predeceased by her son, Preston C. DuRant Jr.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by Dr. C. Thomas Dennis. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 17, 1999; pg. B8)

Edwin Marshall Ricks, Jr.

Mr. Edwin Marshall “Eddie” Ricks, Jr., age 75, a resident of 205 Elm Street, Pantego, NC died Friday, April 20, 2012 at his home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012 at Yeatesville Cemetery officiated by Pastor Sam Grist, III and Pastor Cris Noble. A.W. Cooke, Larry Cooke, W.P. O’Neal, Jr., Benjamin Carowan, Guy Shavender, Jr. and Ronald Lilley will serve as pallbearers. Essadore Carter, Roger Allen and W.P. O’Neal, III will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Ricks was born in Beaufort County on December 18, 1936 to the late Edwin Marshall Ricks and Eula Rae Eborn Ricks. On August 17, 1963, he married the former Carolyn Cooke, who survives.  Mr. Ricks was a 1955 graduate of Plymouth High School and a 1959 graduate of East Carolina College (now East Carolina University) with a BS in Physical Education and Social Studies. He was a charter member of Epsilon Mu Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and he participated in other clubs and activities while in college. Mr. Ricks was a former educator having taught in: Conway, South Carolina, at Bath High School in Beaufort County, Ocracoke High School in Hyde County and Pungo Christian Academy in Belhaven. He also was a farmer until 1994, when poor health caused him to retire. Mr. Ricks served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserve for eight years. He was a member of the former Hebron United Methodist Church in Pantego.  In addition to his wife Carolyn, of the home, Mr. Ricks is survived by a son; Stuart Edwin Ricks and wife Bobbie Jo of Pantego, NC, two daughters; Susan Caroline Byerly and her husband Travis of Churchville, VA and Sara Elizabeth Ricks of the home, and grandchildren; Robert Hunter Sutton, Lauren Kellie Ricks, Marshall Stuart Ricks and Caroline Michael Byerly.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Ricks was preceded in death by an infant son; Mitchell Edward Ricks.  The family will receive friends on Sunday April 22, 2012 from 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home located at 205 Elm Street, Pantego, NC, 27860.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Ricks family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joseph Alan Ricks

Mr. Joseph “Alan” Ricks, 61, a Belhaven resident, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Greenville. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wilkerson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, March 18, 2010)

James Aulander Riddick

Mr. James Aulander “Little Bro” Riddick, 74, of 327 Reddick Road, Pantego, died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Antioch Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, with Elder Mack Freshwater officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego.  Mr. Riddick was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 9, 1931. He was the son of the late Noah and Annie Boomer Riddick. He attended the Beaufort County schools. He was an Army veteran. On May 8, 1951, he married Lucinda Langley Riddick, who survives. He retired from Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. He was a lifelong member of Antioch Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego.  Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Booth of Pantego; two sisters, Doris R. Gibbs of Pantego and Margie R. Shields of Norfolk, Va.; five brothers, Clearthur Jonathan Riddick of Chocowinity and Charlie Riddick, Cleophas Riddick, Berlie Riddick and Gerald Lee Riddick, all of Pantego; and two 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) – Friday, June 16, 2006)

Jerry Thomas Riddick

Mr. Jerry Thomas Reddick, Jr., 96, of 106 Frederick Road, Chocowinity, died Friday, April 4, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington, N.C.  A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at The Temple of Jesus Christ United Church, Washington, N.C. with Elder Leroy Spencer, T.H.B., officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, N.C.  Mr. Reddick was born August 16, 1911 in Beaufort County. He was the son of the late Millie Arthur Reddick and Jerry Thomas Reddick, Sr. He attended the public schools of Beaufort County. His employment was as a mill worker with various companies. During his early years he was a member of Mt. Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington, N.C. He later joined Faith Temple Pentecostal Church of God in Christ, Williamston, N.C. and served faithfully for over 25 years.  He was first married to Lillie Mae Windley who preceded him in death. On June 7, 1975, he was married to Martha Virginia Rogers Reddick who preceded him in death on October 22, 1996.  Survivors include six daughters, Helen Spencer and husband Elder Leroy Spencer, Brooklyn, N.Y., Patricia Harris, Apostle Maelene Dobson and husband Elder Ronald Dobson, all of Greenville, N.C., Dr. Brenda Stevenson and husband David Stevenson, Jr., Grifton, N.C., Evangelist Linda Hilliard, Chocowinity, N.C. and Captain Rosa Lofton and husband Truman Lofton, Iraq; seven sons, Jerry Thomas Reddick and wife Sylvia Reddick, New York, N.Y., Leroy Reddick and wife Rosa Reddick, Washington, N.C., Allie Reddick and wife Edna Reddick, Chocowinity, N.C., Sr. Chief Cleveland Rogers, Hampton, Va., Leamon Rogers, Johnny Edward Rogers and Nathaniel Rogers and wife Debbie Rogers all of Greenville, N.C.; 40 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria Toppins and one son, Jody Slade.  Family visitation was 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at the Randolph Funeral Home Chapel, 219 North Bonner Street, Washington, NC, and other times at the home, 106 Frederick Road, Chocowinity.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 North Bonner Street, Washington, NC.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, April 9, 2008)

Linda Faye Riddick-Keys

Mrs. Linda Faye Riddick-Keys, 57, of 594 Cherry Run Road, Washington, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Deeper Life Ministries, Washington, with the Revs. David E. Moore Sr. and David E. Moore Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore family cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Keys was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 30, 1949. She was the daughter of Amanda Riddick Moore and the late William Arthur Moore. She graduated from Washington High School. She was employed with Stanadyne Corp. of Washington. On May 25, 1979, she married Bobby Keys, who survives. She was a member of Emmanual Tabernacle Church of God In Christ, Washington, where she served on the usher board.  Survivors include one daughter, Iris B. Keyes of the home; one son, Robert C. Keys of Washington; one sister, Carolyn Faison of Washington and seven brothers, William A. Moore Jr. of New York, Haywood Moore, Joseph Moore, Moses Lee Riddick, George W. Moore and Michael A. Moore, all of Washington, and David E. Moore Sr. of Chocowinity.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, October 26, 2006)

Shirley Louise Riddick

Shirley Louise Riddick, 71, of the 900 block of W. 26th St., passed away Nov. 20, 2006, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was born Aug. 17, 1935, in Belhaven, N.C., and attended Booker T. Washington High School, Norfolk. She retired in 1996 from Sentara Leigh Hospital after 40 years of service. She was predeceased by her father, Nathaniel Harper and step-father, Earl Bradshaw. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Gene R. Riddick Sr.; one son, Gene R. Riddick, Jr.; her mother, Ernestine Howard Bradshaw; two sisters, Earlene Cobb and Cecelia Ann Harris; two brothers, Ray C. Bradshaw and Clifford Howard Bradshaw; and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Metropolitan Funeral Service, 7246 Granby St. Interment will be at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Family and friends will assemble at 320 W. 27th St. one hour prior to the service for the procession to the chapel. Viewing will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) - Saturday, November 25, 2006)

William Benjamin Riddick

NAGS HEAD - William Benjamin Riddick, 89, of Nags Head, died on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at his residence.  Mr. Riddick, born in Belhaven, NC, was the son of the late Thomas F. Riddick, Sr.  and Hattie White Riddick.  He was a long-time jeweler in Norfolk, VA and was owner and operator of Riddick Jewelers of Edenton, NC.  He was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Coast Guard.  Mr. Riddick is survived by his wife, Katherine Clarke Kei Riddick of the residence; a daughter, Betty Riddick Neyer and husband, Robert of St. Augustine, FL; two sons, William B. Riddick, Jr. of Grandy and Franklin Thomas Riddick and wife, Pamela of Currituck; three grandchildren, Robert B. Neyer, Jason Howard Riddick and wife, Crystal, and Matthew William Riddick.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Jean Glasgow Riddick.  A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Floyd Riddick

Mr. William “Floyd” Reddick, 58, of 154 Water Road, Pantego, died at his home Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007.  A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, at the Beaufort County Alumni Building in Pantego with Elder Donald Peartree officiating. Burial will follow at the Reddick family cemetery in Pantego.  Mr. Reddick was born Sept. 14, 1949 in Washington County. He was the son of the late Gertrude Young Reddick and Joe Reddick. He attended the public schools of Beaufort County and was employed in construction. He was a member of Macedonia Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Pantego.  On July 3, 2000 he was married to Theresa R. Reddick who survives. Other survivors include two sons, Robert Reddick of Greenville and Faithful Fulcher of the home; two sisters, Virginia Taylor and Minnie Flynn; one brother, Jimmie Reddick and three grandchildren.  A public viewing will be held from noon until 7 p.m. today at the Randolph Funeral Home Chapel, 219 N. Bonner St., in Washington and at other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, October 14, 2007)

Doris F. Riddle

Mrs. Doris F. Riddle, 46, of 1222 Manning Road, Jamesville, died at her home on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003.  A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Riddle was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 3, 1957. She was the daughter of the late James Harvey Riddle and Ella Dean Blake Riddle. She attended the Washington City schools and had been employed as a cook in several Washington and Williamston area restaurants.  She is survived by two daughters, Regina Woolard of Jamesville and Pamela Woolard of Williamston; a brother, Jimmy Ray Riddle of Washington; two sisters, Rebecca Woolard of Williamston and Peggy Shannon of Burgaw; a half-brother, Jacob "Peewee" Roscoe of Washington; and a half-sister, Carolyn Edwards of Havelock; and three grandchildren.  Friends may visit at Paul Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesday.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – February 24, 2003)

Angela Bonita Riggs

Angela "Angie" Bonita Riggs, age 48, a resident of Bradley Lane, Washington, NC, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012 at UHS Inpatient Hospice, Greenville, NC. A celebration of her life will be held at Alligood Church of God on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 11 AM, officiated by Phillip Jethro and Allen Mills. A gathering of family and friends will follow the service in the church.   Angie was born on October 7, 1963 in Portsmouth, VA, daughter of James K. Riggs and Sarah Clarke Manning. She worked for Bill's Hotdog for 20 years and most recently Bojangles of Washington. She attended Alligood Church of God. Angie will be remembered as a loving mother and homemaker.   In addition to her mother and father, survivors include her son, William J. Bryant and wife, Jamie, of Bear Grass, NC; daughter, Victoria Laura Silverthorne of Washington, NC; four sisters, Debra R. Cannon of Chocowinity, NC, Kimberly Riggs Bundy of Farmville, NC, Tina M. Little of Robersonville, NC and Tamatha E. Boseman of Stocks, NC; a special brother-in-law, James Cannon of Chocowinity, NC; step-mother, Brenda Riggs of Spring Hope, NC; niece, Felicia D. Cannon of Chocowinity, NC; nephew, Roger Riggs and wife, Rebecca, of Washington, NC; her special great-nephew, Jacob Cannon of Chocowinity, NC; special great-niece, Gabbie Cannon of Chocowinity, NC   Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Riggs family.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Edward Lee Riggs, Sr.

Edward Lee Riggs Sr., 60, of Reelsboro died April 18 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Rose Mary Riggs; his parents, Ernest Lee and Mildred Riggs; two sons, Edward Lee Riggs Jr. and Ernest Bryan Riggs Sr.; two sisters, Shirley Allen and Bessie Rice; and three grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 21 at Bridgeton-Purifoy Family Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Lewis and the Rev. Billy Hacker officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News - April 20, 2011)

Helen Frances Riggs

Mrs. Helen Frances Riggs, 86, of Aurora, died Feb. 16, 2007 at Britthaven of Pamlico. She was a member of Whitehill F.W.B. Church and the ladies auxiliary. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whitehill F.W.B. Church with Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the church center.  She is survived by two sons, James “Sonny” Donnell of Aurora and Ricky Allen Donnell of Marshall, Mo.; two daughters, Betty Jane Fry of Carrollton, Mo. and Tammy Jean Estes of Green Ridge, Mo.; and one sister, Mary Ellen Davis of Kansas City, Mo.; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Lee Donnell and Larry Riggs; a son, Robert Lee Donnell; a daughter, Nellie Fern Arndt and one sister and one brother.  The family will receive friends from one hour before the service at the church fellowship hall.  Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance is in charge of arrangements.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – February 18, 2008)

Lela Waters Riley

Lela Waters Riley, 77, passed away quietly in her sleep early Wednesday morning. Mrs. Riley retired from the Telephone Company after 35 years of service.  Mrs. Riley was born in Pinetown, N.C. She attended Christ First Community Fellowship Church in Norfolk. Mrs. Riley was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America and CWA Retired Member Club.  Survivors include three sons, Sam Riley of San Antonio, Texas, Thomas Riley of Norfolk, Terry Riley and his wife Tanya of Virginia Beach; and two grandchildren, ''TJ'' and Torri.  A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. George Mullinax and Deacon James McGee. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.  She was a very special lady. We love you Mom and are going to miss you forever yours, Sam, Tom and Terry.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – June 21, 2002; pg. B8)

Edna Davenport Robbins

Mrs. Edna Davenport Robbins, 80, of 18981 US Highway 264 East, Yeatesville Community of Pinetown, died Friday, December 9, 2005 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM today at Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ with Glenn Brickhouse officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Robbins’ nephews, Mike Davenport, Wes Davenport, Al Davenport, Charlie Davenport, Jr., Joey Taylor and Keith Taylor will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Robbins was born November 8, 1925 in Beaufort County.  She was the daughter of the late Charles Wesley Davenport and Lillian Callis Woolard Davenport.  On December 16, 1946, she married Sam Robbins, who preceded her in death in 1973.  Mrs. Robbins was a graduate of Bath High School and was a retired registered nurse and family nurse practitioner. DOShe received her nurses training from Tayloe Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, NC and the University of Maryland.  She received specialized training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and earned her FNP from East Carolina University.  She found great joy in helping others throughout her 55 years in the nursing field.  She was a member of Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ and the Beaufort County Retired Nurses Association.  She is survived by her son, Sammy Robbins and his wife, Eunice of Bath; two daughters, Janice Calfee and her husband, Robbie of Greenville and Martha Robbins of Yeatesville; two brothers, Alton Davenport and Charlie Ray Davenport, both of Washington; one sister, LaDonna Younger of Bath; five grandchildren, Angela Sawyer and her husband, E.T., Sam Robbins, III, Amanda Fleming and her husband, Brian, Stephen Calfee and Floyd Sutton, Jr. and three great-grandchildren, Braxton Sawyer, Samantha Sawyer and Ashley Sawyer.  She was also preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Taylor.  The family received friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at Hillside Funeral Service.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Elisabeth Warren Robbins

Ms. Elisabeth Warren “Betsy” Robbins, age 87, formerly of 324 West Main Street, Washington died Tuesday morning January 3, 2012 at River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Washington, NC.  officiated by Rev. Kevin Johnson. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Bill Lurvey, Hugh Sterling, Phil Mobley, Archie Jennings, Marvin Alligood, Jr., and Ron Clark will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Robbins was born October 21, 1924, daughter of the late Mack Thomas Robbins and Sina Taylor Robbins Moss. She was a graduate of Washington High School and attended Flora MacDonald College. Ms. Robbins worked for the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. during World War II. Later she was employed by the City of Washington in the Electric Department. She retired in December, 1984 as head of Personnel. Ms. Robbins was a member of the Episcopal Church, a member of DeMille Book Club and Carrollton Book Club. She was an avid bridge player, loved people and loved to entertain. She was a friend to all and loved living on the river.  She is preceded in death by her father, mother, step mother: Lois Dowding Robbins; step father: John Havens Moss and her half-brother: Tommy Robbins. She is survived by her special family: Michael and Jane Alligood and David and Elizabeth Williams.  Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday January 4, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of Michael and Jane Alligood located at 220 Simmons Street, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Robbins Family.   (Paul Funeral Home & Crematory)

Lucy Bishop Robbins

Mrs. Lucy Bishop Robbins, age 76, a resident of 661 East Water Street, Belhaven, NC died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Vidant Pungo Hospital.  In keeping with Mrs. Robbins wishes, no funeral service will be held.  The family will receive friends Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven.  Mrs. Robbins is survived by her husband; Edwin E. Robbins, Jr., of the home, five children; Edwin E. “Chuck” Robbins, III and wife Pam of Fayetteville, Ga, Samuel T. “Rob” Robbins of Belhaven, NC, John G. “Gil” Robbins and wife Della of Pinetown, NC, Robert B. “Bert” Robbins of Sumter, SC and Tamera “Tami” Robbins Wiser and husband Dan of Waxhaw, NC; thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Robbins family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Margaret Ellis Robbins

Mrs. Margaret Ellis Robbins, 72, a resident of Greenfield Place in Greenville died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C., conducted by Major Floyd Langley. Mrs. Robbins was born in Newtown, North Wales, August 21, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Frederick Robert Ellis and Florance Louise Harrison Robbins. Mrs. Robbins graduated from high school in England. On May 21, 1957, she married Harold Nicholson Robbins, whom she met in England while he was in the Air Force. They moved to the U.S. in 1959. Mr. Robbins preceded her in death Feb. 13, 2002. She was a member of the Salvation Army in Greenville. She is survived by her son, Robbie Robbins and wife Sharon, of Gaffney, S.C.; two daughters, Sandra Jones and husband Johnny, of Greenville, and Linda Robbins and fiance Michael Kosto, of Washington, N.C.; six grandchildren, Harold N. Robbins II, Christen Elaine Mull, Brittany Robbins Owens, Bambi Renee Ross Cox, John Mullen and Dakota Mullen; two great-grandsons, Landon Michael Mull and Hunter Ethan Mull; and one great-granddaughter, Allison AvaHaiyes Cox. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Robbins was preceded in death by a son, John Nicholson Robbins II. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington, N.C., is serving the Robbins Family.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Sunday, March 8, 2009)

Cledie Frank Roberson

Mr. Cledie Frank Roberson of 31 Corey Road, Washington died Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Pitt County Medical Center.  Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. at St. John Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Elder Russell Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Roberson was born June 7, 1919 to the late Frank and Roberta Hodges Roberson in Beaufort County.  Cledie Roberson was affiliated with St. John Church of Christ at an early age. He was affectionately known as “Dick” and “Red” by his friends and “Poppie” by family.  Survivors include one son Allen Roberson (Sandra) of Washington, N.C. and one daughter Andrea (Jeannie) Carroll (Earl) of Durham, N.C., six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son Kelly Roberson, two brothers Arthur Roberson and Donald Roberson. Five sisters Rosa Boston, Clifford Corey, Frankie Peele, Icylean Roberson and Velma Dean.  The family will receive friends Friday August 6, 2010 from 3-6 p.m. at Leon Randolph Memorial Chapel, and other times at the home of Allen and Sandra Roberson of 31 Corey Road, Washington, N.C.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 West Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Washington, N.C.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, August 6, 2010)

David Clifton Roberson, Sr.

Mr. David Clifton Roberson, Sr., age 79, a resident of 107 Oak Drive, Washington, NC died Friday May 11, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A graveside funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday May 13, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore. Pallbearers will be Milt Bennett, Mitch Datson, Cliff Curtis, Cliff Toler, Charlie Belote, Bobby Parker, Francis Jump, Billy Worsley, Curley Smith and George A Roberson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Kiwanis Club and the Timberlake Sunday School Class.  Mr. Roberson was born in Martin County on September 30, 1927 son of the late Ruben Leo Roberson, Sr. and the late Lou Allie Reddick Roberson. He was a 1944 graduate of Williamston High School and attended Wake Forest University. He married the former June Gardner on September 17, 1950 who survives. Mr. Roberson was the owner/operator of Washington Tire Company until his retirement. He was a member of the Washington Kiwanis Club, an avid J C Club member, a member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club, a member of First Baptist Church of Washington and a member of his church Timberlake Sunday School class.  Survivors include Mr. Roberson’s wife of 56 years: June of the home; two sons: David C. Roberson, Jr. and his wife Ann of Washington and Alan Ross Roberson of Greenville; a brother: Russell Leo Roberson of Leesburg, FL; a sister: Nancy Curtis of Williamston and a grandson: David Webster Sullivan.  The family will receive friends at the home located at 107 Oak Drive, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Roberson family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, May 12, 2007)

 Donald G. Roberson

Mr. Donald G. Roberson, 78, of 190 Worsley Road, Washington, N.C., died July 24, 2010.  Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, St. John Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, with Elder Russell S. Wilkins, Pastor officiating. Burial, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, N.C.  Donald was born February 28, 1932. He was the son of the late Frank & Roberta Hodges. He affiliated with the St. John Church during his youth. He was retired from the City of Washington, after twenty four years of employment. For fifty years he worked with several community farmers.  On November 5, 1952, Donald and Chloe Corey were married. Chloe preceded him in death along with three daughters, Queenie, Jaunita and Lou; five sisters and a brother.  Surviving are two daughters, Myra and Cecelia Roberson; two sons, Delbert and Marcus Roberson; a brother, Cledie Roberson; two sisters-in-law, Helen Roberson and Wanda Corey.  The family is receiving friends at the home.  Arrangements by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 Bonner Street, Washington, N.C.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, July 10, 2010)

Ellen Mayer Roberson

Mrs. Ellen Mayer Roberson, age 53, a resident of 235 East Main Street, Washington, NC died Monday evening, November 27, 2006.  A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2006 at Oakdale Cemetery. A memorial service will follow 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, All Saints Hall.  The family will receive friends at the home of her parents, Baron and Kathleen Mayer, located at 102 Willows Court, Washington, NC. Complete arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, November 29, 2006)

Ellen Mayer Roberson, 53, of 235 East Main Street, Washington, NC died on Monday, November 27, 2006 at the home of her parents, Baron and Kathleen Mayor of 102 Willows Court, Washington, NC.  A graveside service will be held at 10am, Friday, December 1, 2006 in Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Rev. Dr. Charles Kettlewell and Rev. Deacon Janet S. Rodman of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends at 11am at the All Saints Fellowship Hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Washington, NC.  Ellen was born on April 14, 1953 at Beverly Hospital in Beverly, Massachusetts during a blizzard and has absolutely loved cold weather since the day she was born.  Ellen attended Great Oak Elementary School in Danvers. She graduated from Danvers High School and East Carolina University with a degree in Art Education and a minor in art history, concentrating in the Renaissance period. She took great pride in being a conservative capitalist graduate of the East Carolina School of Art.  Ellen had a passion for working with children. During her life she developed, managed, and taught in several childcare facilities in Greenville, NC. Her entrepreneurial legacy is demonstrated by her two companies; Special Shapes and Ellen’s Studio. She left her mark on the landscape by creating custom brick sculptures for businesses and homes throughout the nation. Through Special Shapes she became one of the most sought after brick sculptors in the southeast United States. Ellen’s Studio combined her business skills, love for children, and artistic talents. Hundreds benefited from Ellen and the studio as she helped children and adults create art with their hands and own imagination. Her trademark Noah’s Arks, bunnies, and custom figurines are shared in homes across the world. Each of her pieces are treasures and each individual owning one shares in Ellen’s life and love.  Ellen is survived by her husband, Bobby E. Roberson; son Lt. Jason S. Roberson, USN and wife Heather; and daughter Kathleen Pierson Roberson, Greenville, NC; her parents Baron and Kathleen Mayer of Washington, NC and her siblings: Marion “Marty” Mayer of Middleburg, FL; Fred Mayer of Charlotte, NC; Nancy Nixon of Rocky Mount, NC; Bill Mayer of Laurens, SC; and their families. She was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law Emily and Tim Ashburn.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary)

Evelyn Jo Roberson

Mrs. Evelyn Jo Roberson, 71, of 2532 Slatestone Road, Washington, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A memorial service will be held today at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, with the Rev. Dr. Michael Price officiating.  Mrs. Roberson was born in Montgomery, Ala., on Aug. 6, 1936. She was a retired elementary school teacher. In August 2004, she married Jayhew Roberson, who survives. She was a member of First Christian Church of the Emmaus community.  Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Esquivel of Miami, Fla., and Ellen Boblitt of California; one sister, Brenda Ellis of Orlando, Fla.; and two stepchildren, Joseph Roberson of Binghamton, N.Y., and Jonita Dixon of Washington.  The family will receive friends today at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, following the memorial service and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Roberson family.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, February 7, 2008)

George Reddick Roberson

Mr. George Reddick Roberson, Jr., age 79, a former resident of East Second Street, died Saturday, January 12, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Dr. Michael Price and assisted by members of the Red Men’s Lodge. (If the weather is inclement, the service will be moved to Paul Funeral Home.)  Mr. Roberson was born in Martin County on July 6, 1928 and was the son of the late George Reddick Roberson, Sr. and Reba Manning Roberson. Mr. Roberson grew up on East Second street and worked with his father at Roberson’s Cash Store. He was loved by many of the storekeepers in downtown Washington and had lots of friends.  Mr. Roberson was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church where he served as an usher and was a member of the Men’s Bible Class. He was a member of the Tau Tribe #18, Improved Order of Redmen.  Survivors include a brother, H. Clyde Roberson and his wife, Miriam, of Washington; two sisters, Opal Ross and her husband, Herb, of Tarboro, Nan R. Hawkins of Washington; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Roberson was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Guy O. Hawkins.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home of his sister, Nan R. Hawkins, 125 Bath Circle, Smallwood, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Roberson family.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, January 13, 2008)

James H. Roberson

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Dr. James H. "Bunk" Roberson, died Thursday, Aug.14, 2008 at the Beaufort County Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Danny Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. Dr. Roberson was born Sept. 24, 1937, son of the late Charlie and Bernice Bennett Roberson. He graduated from Washington High School, Randolph Macon Academy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University). Dr. Roberson practiced Podiatry in Washington for 40 years. He was very benevolent to all his patients and the community, in every way. Survivors include his wife, Lois Waters Roberson; four children, Ginna Roberson Gray and husband, Dr. Bruce Gray, Jim Roberson, Stephanie Roberson Barnard and husband, David Barnard, and Dr. Ainsley Roberson Rusevlyan, and husband, David Rusevlyan; and five grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Charles Gray Roberson. The family will receive friends at his home.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Roberson family.  (Greenville Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] - Saturday, August 16, 2008)

Jay Roberson

Mr. Jay Roberson, age 88, a resident of 812 N. Grimesland Bridge Rd. Washington, died Saturday, June 08, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Monday, June 10, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Pastor Jerry Waters. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Leonard Earl Buck, Greg Biggs, Horace Mizelle, Danny McLawhorn, Fonzie Whisenant, Jr., Norman Manning, Walter Whisenant and Glenn Harris will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Roberson was born on January 3, 1925 to the late Noel and Aredell Roberson. On August 25, 1951 he married Goldie Allie Jenkins who survives. He was employed as a sign erector in the traffic department with the NCDOT, attended Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church and served in the United States Army. Mr. Roberson loved to truck farm and was known to many as the “Collard Man”.  Survivors include his wife, Goldie J. Roberson of the home, one son, Dennis Jay Roberson and wife Elizabeth of Washington, three grand-daughters, Lauren Roberson and fiance’ Levi Singell, Caroline Roberson, Logan Roberson and one sister, Agnes Ingalls of Washington. He was preceded in death by one grand-daughter, Ashley Denise Roberson, two brothers, Ray Roberson, Jimmy Roberson and two sisters, Gladys Roberson Mizelle and Bryle Roberson Alcox.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the Roberson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Hayhew Langley Roberson

Jayhew Langley Roberson, age 89, a resident of Ridgewood Manor, Washington, died Saturday, December 11, 2010.  Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 am Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery by Dr. Michael Price and Bud Ball. Keith Roberson, Stanley Dixon, Bryan Cherry, Michael Wetherington, Ted Wallace and Bud Ball will serve as pallbearers. Vernon Canady will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Mr. Roberson was born in Beaufort County on January 18, 1921 to the late Moses William and Dora Alligood Roberson. He was a graduate of Washington High School and was honored to serve in the United States Navy. On April 17, 1948 he married Alice Frances Woolard who preceded him in death on June 12, 2002. Mr. Roberson worked as a school bus mechanic with the Beaufort County School System for 33 years where he retired in 1980. He was a member of the First Christian Church, and its Men’s Bible Class, D.A.V., Woodmen of the World, VFW and the CBH Lodge.  Survivors include daughter Jonita R. Dixon and husband Phillip of Washington; son Joseph Roberson and wife Leah of Endicott, NY; five grandchildren, Sharon R. Morrison and husband Richard of Jacksonville, FL, Keith Roberson and wife Amy of Tampa, FL, Stanley Dixon and wife Meredith of Washington, Laura D. Wetherington and husband Michael of Washington, Pamela Dixon and fiancé Bryan Cherry of Washington; eight great grandchildren, Andrew and Adam Morrison, Kayla, Lindsey, Joseph and Kendall Roberson, Nolan and Avery Dixon and one brother in law and special friend, Vernon Canady.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday, December 13, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Phillip and Jonita Dixon, 2679 Slatestone Rd., Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Roberson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joseph Duane Roberson

Mr. Joseph Duane Roberson, 43, of 1320 Proctor St., Rocky Mount, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. John Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington, with Elder Russell S. Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Roberson was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 16, 1965. He was the son of Frederick Peele Roberson and Evelyne Farris Roberson of Washington. He was educated in Uniondale, N.Y. He was employed with the Tri-County Industries, Rocky Mount.  Survivors include one brother, Frederick Douglass Roberson Jr. of New York; and three sisters, Valerie Denise Del and Chloe Deneen Dixon, both of Greenville, and Larnetta McKinney of Pine Bluff.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, 402 Broad Creek, Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, January 17, 2009)

Joseph Saunders Roberson

Mr. Joseph Saunders “Joe” Roberson, age 54, a resident of 108 Tern Bay, Pamlico Plantation, Washington, NC died Monday May 10, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00PM Wednesday May 12, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Minister Fred Wilson.  Mr. Roberson was born on November 17, 1955 to the late John Bennett Roberson and Janie Gurganus Roberson, who survives. He was a 1974 graduate of Williamston High School. On September 19, 1977, Mr. Roberson married the former Faye Heath, who survives. Along with his wife, he owned and operated D & H Equipment Company of Washington and D & H Home and Garden of Chocowinity. Mr. Roberson was an active member of Unity Church of Christ. He enjoyed family, friends, gardening and was a great husband and father.  In addition to his mother and wife, Mr. Roberson is survived by a son: Joseph Heath Roberson and wife Denise of Washington, three brothers: John Roberson and wife Sue of Washington, Sammy Roberson and wife Linda of Wake Forest and Jim Roberson of Williamston, five nephews and nieces: Chris Roberson, Dana Lewis, Brooke Roberson, Tommy Roberson and Kirk Roberson, a lifelong friend: Keith Brown and wife Becky of Williamston and three dogs: Lucy, Ginger and Josie.  The family will receive friends from 7:00PM-8:30PM on Tuesday May 11, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home located at 108 Tern Bay, Pamlico Plantation, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Roberson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Katie Pearl Roberson

Miss Katie Pearl Roberson, age 101, a former resident of East Second Street, Washington, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, March 12, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Dr. Michael Price.  Miss Roberson was born in Beaufort County on July 17, 1908. She was the daughter of the late William Hilton Robinson and Mary Melinda Everson Robinson. Miss Roberson worked in the Dietary Department at Taylor Hospital for several years. Later, she worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Beaufort County Home for 23 years. Miss Roberson was a member of the First Christian Church in Washington.  Survivors include three nephews, Harold Robinson and Cecil Woolard both of Washington, Carl Robinson of Eure, N.C.; three nieces, Hilda Pinkham Silverthorne and Ramona Craig both of Washington, Mabel LaBlanc of Florida; and a sister in law, Marie Revels Robinson of Washington.  Miss Roberson was like a grandmother to a great nephew, Harold Robinson, Jr.; a great niece, Rose Ann Bass both of Washington; and a great niece, Melinda Robinson Hardison of Chapel Hill.  In addition to her parents, Miss Roberson was preceded in death by two sisters, Caddie Robinson Woolard and Mamie Robinson Pinkham and four brothers, Walter Robinson, Wilbur Robinson, Ray Roberson and Guy Robinson.  The family will receive friends after the service at the home of her sister in law, Marie R. Robinson, 711 East 7th Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Roberson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Leroy Roberson

Leroy Roberson, 78, of Virginia Beach, passed away Sept. 3, 1998, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Washington, N.C., he was self-employed as an electrical contractor for many years. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Kempsville Church of Christ and was always willing to serve in whatever capacity he was needed. Besides his family and church, his greatest passion in life was his golf.  He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Marie Roberson; two children, Ken Roberson and Brenda Wray, along with four grandsons. He is also survived by one brother, James Roberson of California; three sisters, Audrey Edwards of Norfolk, Muriel Gurganus of Richmond and Glennis Andreoli of Washington, N.C.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach. A funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Childress officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – September 4, 1998; pg. B8)

Nancy Dorcas Warren Roberson

Mrs. Nancy Dorcas Warren Roberson, age 94, a former resident of Tunstall Swamp Road, Edward, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, February 21, 2014 at Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church, Blounts Creek, conducted by Pastor Chuck Owens and Dr. Robert Cayton. Burial will follow in the Fulcher Family Cemetery, Edward.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Calvin Roberson, Terry Casey, Sr., Ed Austin, Carl Cayton, Benny Grubbs and Larry Smith.  Mrs. Roberson was born in Beaufort County on September 18, 1919. She was the daughter of the late George Warren and Lucretia Cayton Warren. Mrs. Roberson was a homemaker. At the time of her passing, she was the oldest living member of Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church. In her spare time, Mrs. Roberson enjoyed ceramics, crocheting and knitting.  Mrs. Roberson was married to Joseph Slade Roberson, who survives.  Surviving with her husband are two sons, Delano Warren Roberson and wife, Barbara of Edward, Joseph Slade Roberson II of Cary, N.C.; two grandchildren, Calvin George Roberson and Lee-Anna Nicole Roberson both of Edward; and one great grandchild, Isabella Nancy Alexander of Edward.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Roberson was preceded in death by two sisters, Opal Giles and Juanita Armstrong and four brothers, Calvin Warren, Fred Warren, Ben Warren and Edgebert Warren.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Roberson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Robert Roberson

NORFOLK - Robert Roberson of the 900 block of Tifton St. died March 21, 2003.  Born in Washington, N.C., he was the son of the late Lela P. Roberson and Timothy Roberson. Mr. Roberson retired from Metro Machine Corp., and was a member of Solid Rock Church of Disciples, Norfolk.  Survivors include his wife, Gloria E. Roberson; three daughters, Gloria Roberson, Belinda Roberson and Nita Roberson, all of Norfolk; two sons, Aref Rashid and Curtis Roberson, both of Norfolk; three sisters, Minnie Roberson, Susie Little (Melvin), both of Norfolk, and Kathleen Corey of Washington, N.C.; three brothers, Ardavis Roberson, Johnnie Roberson and Nelson Roberson, all of Norfolk; two grandchildren, Dennis Roberson and Rasheeta Roberson; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Community Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by Elder Issac Coaxum. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 25, 2003; pg. B8)

William Riley Roberson, Jr.

Mr. William Riley “Bill” Roberson, Jr., age 90, a resident of Washington, NC died Saturday January 3, 2009 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Monday January 5, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church of Washington officiated by Rev. Spotswood Graves and Rev. Darryl Evans. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Charles Zophar Potts, Jr., Reed Mills Potts, Morgan Patterson Potts, William “Will” Riley Roberson IV, Dr. Marcus Hardee Jones and Latham Gray Potts will serve as pallbearers.  Roberson was born June 6, 1918 in Washington, NC, son of the late Rosa Watson Roberson and W.R. Roberson, Sr. He graduated from Washington High School, attended Davidson College, and graduated from Strayer-Bryant-Stratton College in Baltimore in 1938. In 1940, he married Frances Dillard Morgan of Washington, NC, who preceded him in death November 3, 1999. Surviving are daughter Robin (husband Charles Zoph Potts) and son William Riley Roberson III (wife Olivia Grimes Roberson); six grandchildren: Riley Frances Simpson, Charles Zophar Potts, Jr. (wife Christie Lewis Potts), Reed Mills Potts (wife Casey Hockaday Potts), Morgan Patterson Potts (wife Joy Law Potts), William “Will” Riley Roberson IV(wife Tabitha Domian Roberson), Lilly Grimes Roberson Jones (husband Dr. Marcus Hardee Jones); and six great-grandchildren: Raven Cassandra Simpson, Morgan Alexandra Potts, Latham Gray Potts, Skylar Elizabeth Potts, Davis Roberson Jones and Olivia Stanfield Jones. He had one sister, Hannah (Mrs. James Bagwell), and one brother, Joseph Phil Roberson, now deceased, both of Washington. Roberson had homes in Washington and Atlantic Beach. From 1986 to 1998 they also resided in Bath. Also surviving is a very special friend Ms. Peggy Jordan.  Roberson was a member and former Elder and Deacon in the First Presbyterian Church in Washington.  Roberson was chairman and chief executive officer of Roberson’s Beverages, Inc., a family owned business operating several bottling plants in Eastern North Carolina from 1946 until 1982. He was past president of both the North Carolina Soft Drink Association and the National Soft Drink Association. He served 12 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dr. Pepper Company, Dallas, Texas. In 1989, he received the first award for Distinguished and Meritorious Service given by the North Carolina Soft Drink Association. In 1989, Roberson was elected to the Beverage World Hall of Fame.  Roberson had a long and varied career in broadcasting starting with being a founder of WRRF Radio in Washington in 1942 and WRRZ Radio in Clinton in 1946. A companion FM station in Washington followed in the 50’s. He was a founder and for thirty years chairman and chief executive officer of WITN-TV, an NBC affiliate which went on the air in 1955. He was a past president of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters and recipient of the North Carolina Broadcasters’ “Hall of Fame” Award. He served as a member of the NBC-TV Board of Delegates Representing over 200 NBC-TV affiliates with the network. Roberson was a former member of “Broadcast Pioneers” and the “International Radio and Television Society.”  Roberson served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Washington and its successors for 33 years. He served as a charter member of the Advisory Board of Duke Hospital and as director of ECU Medical Foundation. He was a director and past president of ECU Educational Foundation. He was a former member of the Davidson College Board of Visitors and was a former trustee of Atlantic Christian College. In 1981, Roberson was named “The Tar Heel of the Week” by the News and Observer. Roberson was a founding partner of Washington Square Mall and the Smallwood Subdivision.  Roberson was a former member of the board and president of the North Carolina Art Society. He was a trustee of the North Carolina Museum of Art. In 1997, Roberson created a fund at the North Carolina Museum of Art to establish and perpetuate the “William R. Roberson Jr., and Frances M. Roberson Endowment for North Carolina Art.” Proceeds from this endowment are to be used to acquire works of art by North Carolina artists for the museum. In addition to this the Robersons contributed a substantial number of paintings from their personal collection to the museum. The board of trustees on June 6, 2007 voted unanimously to make Roberson a Trustee Emeritus. Roberson was a member of the Governor’s Business Council on the Arts and Humanities.  Roberson was a member and past Master of Washington Masonic Lodge #675 and a member of Sudan Temple. He was past president of the Washington Lion’s Club and a charter member of the Washington Jaycees.  Roberson was a past president and member of both the Washington Yacht and Country Club and the Coral Bay Club. He was a member of the Dunes Club and the Cardinal Club. He was a member of the Down East Seniors in Washington.  Roberson served as Representative in North Carolina General Assembly from 1966 until 1974. He introduced or co-introduced legislation which created Goose Creek State Park, the Swan Quarter-Ocracoke Ferry, Beaufort County Community College which at that time was a branch of Pitt County Technical Institute, and the Coastal Area Management Act. He was active in passing legislation that made possible East Carolina University and the ECU School of Medicine. He was appointed Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. on July 20, 1981 and served until Governor Hunt went out of office in January 1985.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Sunday January 4, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the homes of Mr. Roberson’s children Riley and Olivia Roberson located at 164 River Walk Drive, Washington or Robin and Zoph Potts located at 107 S. Reed Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Roberson family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, January 4, 2009)

Anne Waterfield Roberts

Anne Waterfield Roberts, 86, of the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1993, in Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community.  Mrs. Roberts was born in Washington, N.C., on Oct. 15, 1907. She was formerly of Virginia Beach. She was a member of Beachlawn Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, and was past matron of Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 75 of Virginia Beach. She was predeceased by her parents, Zola Moore and Allie Woodhouse Moore. She was the widow of Noland Roberts.  Survivors include three daughters, Beth Simmons Groll of Cape Cora, Fla., and Mary J. Thrift and Betty W. Whitehurst, both of Virginia Beach; a son, Charles F. Waterfield of Cumberland, Va.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Roberts of Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community.  The graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery, Virginia Beach. Clore Funeral Home, 415 S. Main St., Culpeper, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 28, 1993; pg. D2)

Hilda Johnson Roberts

Mrs. Hilda Johnson Roberts, age 92, a resident of 305 Grimes Road, Washington, died Wednesday morning December 6, 2006 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday December 8, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church in Washington, officiated by Rev. Ray Wittman. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Roberts was born on January 9, 1914 in Bladenboro, NC, daughter of the late Elias Judson Johnson and Lucy Lewis Johnson. She married Rufus Benjamin Roberts on July 25, 1932 in Emporia, VA. He preceded her in death on June 13, 1988. She was employed with Guy T. Swindell Jewelers as a sales associate and a bridal consultant. Mrs. Roberts was a volunteer in the local school system as a lecturer on flowers and gardens. She was a charter member and former president of the Twilight Garden Club, a member of Woman’s Bible Class, the Sunshine Sewing Club, Pamlico Senior Citizens Club, Primetimers, and Fun and Fellowship. Mrs. Roberts joined the First United Methodist Church in 1939 and was a member of United Methodist Women. She has served as an assistant Sunday School teacher of the Vera Broome class of which she was a long-standing member.  She is survived by her two daughters: Hilda Roberts Merritt of Washington, Susan Roberts Lanier and her husband, Gene of Greenville; her two sons: Rufus Benjamin “Ben” Roberts, Jr. of the home and Thomas Johnson “Tom” Roberts of Clayton; her two grandchildren: Leigh Lanier Hrazdira and her husband, Ivan of New York, NY; Nicole Lanier Burnette and her husband, Hunter of Greenville; her four great-granddaughters: Olivia McLean Burnette, Ashley Martin Burnette, Katherine Alexandra Hrazdira and Lily Lanier Hrazdira.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Roberts Engelhardt.  The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Roberts Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, December 8, 2006)

John Roberts

John Roberts, 77, a retired self-employed carpenter, died June 30, 1995, in Chesapeake Health Care.  Mr. Roberts was born in Washington, N.C., and was formerly of Virginia Beach. He was a member of the V.F.W., Phoebus Chapter, was an Army veteran of World War II and a Methodist.  A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. Warren Wilson. Arrangements by Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – July 2, 1995; pg. B7)

Lenora Smith Roberts

Lenora Smith Roberts, 80, of the 600 block of Pembroke Towers, died March 3, 1998, at Lynn Shores Manor.  A custodian, Mrs. Roberts had retired 20 years ago after 25 years of service. Born in Washington, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Canzetta Holm and and the late General Lee Smith, and the widow of Horace B. Roberts. She was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk, where she was a member of the Usher Board No. 2, a Sunday School teacher, and participated in prayer and Bible study groups. She was also a member of Eastern Star Chapter No. 86 and Salvation Army Home League.  Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Roberts of Williamsburg; a sister, Lillie Virginia Barnett of Norfolk; a grandchild, Quincey Roberts; and a host of nieces, nephews and in-laws.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in First Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk, by Dr. Johnnie White. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Hale Funeral Service is in charge. The family will assemble at the residence of Lillie Virginia Barnett, 3115 Davis St., Norfolk.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 5, 1998; pg. B6)

Amanda M. Robinson

Amanda M. Robinson of the 7000 block of University Drive, retired owner of Robinson's Barber Shop after 50 years, died May 21, 1992, in a nursing home.  Mrs. Robinson was born in Aurora, N.C. She was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church.  Survivors include her husband, William Robinson; a sister, Pearl Tazell of Chesapeake; and two brothers, Herbert Morris of Norfolk and William Morris of California.  The funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday in Metropolitan A.M.E. Church by the Rev. Richard A. Councill. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The body will be placed in church at 10 a.m. Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 23, 1992; pg. D2)

James F. Robinson

James F. Robinson, 78, born in Washington, N.C., on Sept. 15, 1919, died in the intensive care unit at Maryview Hospital on Nov. 13, 1997.  He is survived by his wife, Sadie Robinson; his son, Michael Robinson; and two brothers, Norwood Robinson and Corbett Robinson.  During World War II, James served his country as a petty officer of the U.S. Navy. A retired salesman, he continued to work until his death. Previous employers include the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Prices Inc. and Gaulthey. Dedicated to his work, as demonstrated through unbending loyalty and service, his most current place of employment was Wal-Mart of Chesapeake.  Known as ''Uncle James,'' he always had a smile and joke to share with anyone passing his way.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 20, 1997; pg. B8)

Rena Everton Topping Robinson

Ms. Rena Everton Topping Robinson, age 77, a resident of 9096 NC Hwy 99 North, Pantego, NC, died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.  The family will receive friends Friday, July 6, 2012 from 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Funeral services will be private.  Ms. Robinson was born in Beaufort County on May 3, 1935 daughter of the late Marvin Orlando Scott Topping and Miriam Shavender Topping. She worked as a medical technologist for several years. Ms. Robinson was an avid reader and had a love for cooking.  Ms. Robinson is survived by her children, Sherri Robinson of Raleigh, NC, Scott Robinson of Edgewater, Fla., and Chris Robinson and his wife Missy of Belhaven, NC, her longtime companion, James Paul Allen of Pantego, NC, a sister, Tony Bell Wobig and her husband Jay of Virginia Beach, Va., three grandchildren, Hope Robinson, Christian Robinson and Madison Robinson all of Belhaven, NC and two nephews Dean and Todd Wobig both of Virginia, Beach, Va.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Robinson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Austin Rodgers

Austin “Baby Leroy” Rodgers, a resident of Washington, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Ridgewood Manor.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church with E.R. McNair officiating. Burial will be at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Austin was born Jan. 19, 1936, in Beaufort County. He was the son of the late Johnnie and Thenia Wiggins Rodgers. He attended P.S. Jones High School and enlisted in the Navy. Austin was married to Katie Mae Albritton, who preceded him in death.  Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Copper of East Orange, N.J.; three sons, Austin Rodgers Jr. of Newark, N.J., Jeffrey Rodgers of Hillside, N.J., and Kevin Rodgers of Georgianna, Ala.; two sisters, Inez Bess and Sudie Adkin, both of Washington; three brothers, John Rogers of Chocowinity and Edmond Rogers and Matthew Rodgers, both of Washington; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Leon Randolph Memorial Chapel and other times at the home of his sister, Inez Bess, 913 Van Norden St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, September 8, 2008)

Dallas A.  Rodgers

Mr. Dallas A. Rodgers, age 84, a resident of 7325 US Hwy 264 East, Washington, NC, Pactolus Highway, died Tuesday April 15, 2008 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  A funeral will be held 11:00 AM Saturday April 19, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Elbert Lilley, John Anderson and Lemuel Hardison. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Buddy Beacham, Greg Beacham, Mike Beacham, Kevin Ortiz, Gage Mizell, Melvin Woolard, Jim Coggins and Raul Ortiz will serve as pallbearers. Elders and Deacons of Tranters Creek Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Rodgers was born in Beaufort County on September 2, 1923 son of the late William Speller Rodgers and the late Rebecca “Becky” Ausbon Rodgers. He attended Old Ford School and served his country in the US Army during World War II. Mr. Rodgers married the former Mattie Elizabeth Beacham on September 2, 1950 who survives. He was a self employed farmer and a carpenter with J.L. Harris Real Estate Company in Greenville before his retirement. Mr. Rodgers was a member of Tranters Creek Church of Christ and a charter member of Pactolus Volunteer Fire Department.  Surviving along with his wife Mattie of the home is a daughter: Vickie R. Mizell and her husband Jerry R. Mizell, Sr. of Washington; a brother: Tommy Rodgers of Rockford, IL; three sisters: Lillie Woolard of Washington, Earlene Heath of Collegedale, TN and Brenda Jefferson of Pinetown; three grandchildren: Jerry R. Mizell, Jr. and his wife Robbin, Elizabeth Mizell Ortiz and Jody Rodgers Mizell; four great grandchildren: Kevin Ortiz, Gage Mizell, Dillon Mizell and Joseph Mizell.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friday April 18, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mr. Rodgers’ daughter Vickie located on, Pactolus Hwy., 7333 US Hwy 264 East, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Rodgers family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – April 18, 2008)

Camillis Holiday Rodman

Mr. Camillus Holiday “Cam” Rodman, Sr., age 85, a resident of 136 Shady Banks Beach Road, Washington, died Saturday, December 1, 2007 at his home.  Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Father Kevin Johnson and the Rev. Janet Rodman.  The following will serve as honorary pallbearers: George Gardner, Dr. Zeno Edwards, Dr. Fred Howdy, Jimmy Hill, Dr. Dave Tayloe, Edward Rodman, Dr. William Kidd and Edmund Buckman.  Mr. Rodman was born in Washington on October 4, 1922. He was the son of the late Dr. John Croom Rodman and Olzie Clark Rodman. Mr. Rodman graduated from Washington High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a member of the Varsity Basketball team at U.N.C. from 1942 to 1943. Mr. Rodman served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Certified Public Accountant and operated his own accounting practice.  On March 6, 1948, Mr. Rodman married the former Helen Mishoe, who preceded him in death, October 21, 2006.  Mr. Rodman was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and the Ramblers Supper Club. He was a member of the first City of Washington Recreation committee. Mr. Rodman was a member of the Washington Chamber of Commerce. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of First Citizens Bank, past treasurer of Washington Lion’s Club, and former member of the Tranters Creek Hunting Club.  Mr. Rodman is survived by three sons; Camillus H. “Cambo” Rodman, Jr. and his wife, Karen of Washington, John D. Rodman and his wife, Janet of Washington, Douglas M. Rodman and his companion, Sally Minshew of Greenville; seven grandchildren, Holly Rodman Riggs, Cam Rodman III, Seth Rodman, George Rodman, Jack Rodman, Ashley Rodman and Chandler Rodman; and three great grandchildren, Anna Riggs, Logan Riggs, and Macie Rodman.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Rodman was preceded in death by five brothers, John Rodman, John C. Rodman, Archie C. Rodman, Owen G. Rodman, and Clark Rodman; and one sister, Olzie C. Rodman.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 136 Shady Banks Beach Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Rodman family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, December 2, 2007)

Edward Newton Rodman

Mr. Edward Newton Rodman, 81, of 122 Shady Banks Beach Road, Washington, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the Beaufort county Hospital.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 1, 2008 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with The Reverend Kevin Johnson officiating. Emily Ann Davis, Gregory P. Davis, Stephen T. Dark, Johnny Rodman, Doug Rodman, Ramos Manning, and David Rodman will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Rodman was born October 20, 1926 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of the late Justice William B. Rodman, Jr. and Helen Farnell Rodman.  He was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County.  On April 15, 1979, he married Edith Underhill Dark, who survives.  Mr. Rodman graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1944 and joined the US Navy, serving in WWII.  After WWII, he graduated from NC State College in 1950 with a degree in engineering. In 1951, he reenlisted in the US Navy as Ensign, and served in the Korean Conflict and was discharged in 1953.  After the Korean Conflict, he re-entered the University of North Carolina Law School and graduated in August of 1955.  Upon graduation from Law School in 1955, Mr. Rodman joined Rodman and Rodman, which was the forerunner of Rodman, Holscher, Francisco and Peck.  He retired from the firm in 2000.  He was President of the N.C. Bar Association in 1975-76.  Mr. Rodman was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where he served as a lay reader.  He was also a member of the Washington Kiwanis Club, the Washington Jaycees, and a Boy Scout Leader with the Boy Scouts of America.  Survivors include his wife, Edith Underhill Rodman; two sons, Edward Ford Rodman of Ocean, NJ, and Thomas Blount Rodman and wife, Joyce of Durham, NC; one daughter,  Anne Rodman Helm and husband, Gregory of Cary, NC; one step-son, William T. Dark and wife, Joan of Raleigh, NC; two step-daughters, Jane Davis and husband, Philip of Zebulon, NC, and Betsy F. Dark of Cary, NC; one sister, Marcia Rodman Lawrence of Washington, NC; five grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, and Jessica Rodman of Wayside, NJ, and Becky and Katie Helm of Cary, NC; three step-grandchildren, Stephen Dark of Winterville, NC and Emily and Gregory Davis of Raleigh, NC.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, William B. Rodman, III and his twin brother, G. Farnell Rodman; one sister, Mary Helen Rodman Hill and his former wife, Nancy Ford Hodges.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, May 1, 2008)

Helen Mishoe Rodman

Mrs. Helen Mishoe Rodman, age 84, a resident of 136 Shady Banks Beach Road, Washington, died Saturday, October 21, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 23, 2006 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Washington, conducted by Father Charles Kettlewell with George Rodman as crucifer. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Cam Rodman III, Seth Rodman, Keith Travis, Mike Riggs, Fred Watkins, and Chip Heath.  Mrs. Rodman was born in Henderson, N.C. on June 10, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Wallace Douglas Mishoe and Myrtle Grissom Mishoe. Mrs. Rodman attended East Carolina Teachers College (now ECU) and was the 1940 Tulip Queen. She was a homemaker who loved the outdoors. Mrs. Rodman was a member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club, the Ramblers Supper Club, the San Souci Book Club and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. She was a member of the Red Cross Volunteers and the Beaufort County Hospital Volunteers.  On March 6, 1948, she married Camillus Hollida Rodman, who survives. Surviving with her husband are three sons, Cam H. Rodman, Jr. and his wife, Karen, Johnny Rodman and his wife, Janet all of Washington, Doug Rodman of Greenville; a sister, Elva Mae Heath of New Bern; seven grandchildren, Holly Rodman Riggs, Cam Rodman III, Seth Rodman, George Rodman, Jack Rodman, Ashley Rodman and Chandler Rodman; and two great grandchildren, Anna Riggs and Macey Rodman.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Rodman family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituaries posted October 23, 2006)

Benjamin Holcomb Roebuck, Jr.

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Benjamin Holcomb Roebuck, Jr., formerly of 132 Bayleigh Court, Garner, died peacefully at New Mark Care Center, Kansas City, Missouri.  A native of Washington, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Marsha Roebuck.  He was also predeceased by his wife, Annebelle and his brother, Haywood. The funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, at Bryan-Lee Chapel, Garner; burial to follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon. He will be given military honors as he was wounded in Saipan during WWII, while serving in the Marine Corps.  He is survived by a daughter, Martha Malone of Kansas City, Mo.; a son, John Roebuck of Garner; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The visitation will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – February 28, 2006; pg. B6)

Hugh Carlton Roebuck

Mr. Hugh "Carlton" Roebuck, age 70, of 156 McCotters Marina Road, died Sunday, May, 31 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Roebuck family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, June 2, 2009)

Gail Van Bodegraven Roelofs

Mrs. Gail Van Bodegraven Roelofs, age 70, a resident of 8734 N. Boyd Rd., Pinetown, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at her home.  Mrs. Roelofs was born in Columbia, Missouri on June 11, 1941 to the late Paul and Francis Hardesty Van Bodegraven. On November 8, 1959 she married John Christian Roelofs, Jr. who survives. She was employed as a rigger, nurse, EMT, Hospice, Police dispatcher and was a jailer for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department where she retired in 2003. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband John of the home, two daughters, Cynthia Jean Roelofs of Pinetown, Katherine Suggs and husband Garland of Greenville, SC, three sons, John C. Roelofs, III and wife Rose of Fredericksburg, VA, Ricky Roelofs and wife Gwen of Garner, Paul Roelofs and special friend Betty of Spring Hope, one sister, Paula Claypoole of Dayton, NV, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, David Van Bodegraven.  Private memorial services will be held at a later date.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Roelofs family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

John Christian Roelofs, Jr.

Mr. John Christian “JC” Roelofs, Jr., age 72, a resident of 8734 N. Boyd Rd., Pinetown, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at his home. He now goes peacefully and happily to join Gail, his wife of 52 years, in heaven. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Roelofs was born in Pinetown on November 19, 1939. On November 8, 1959 he married Gail VanBodegraven. After graduating high school, JC enlisted in the Air Force and served at Mitchell Field, NY where he met Gail. After his term in the Air Force, he joined Long Island Lighting Company and was featured in Life magazine for his house he transformed into an all-electric house. After a brief business adventure with his cousin in Virginia, he moved his family to Arizona to work as an electrician in a copper mine and open his own electrical contracting business. Longing to be back home in North Carolina, he returned to the family farm and employment with Weyerhaeuser. He retired in 2003 to cherish and enjoy what he loved most – family, friends and life on the farm.  Surviving children include two daughters, Cynthia Jean Roelofs of Pinetown, Katherine R. Suggs and husband Garland of Greenville, SC, three sons, John C. Roelofs, III and wife Rose of Fredericksburg, VA, Ricky Roelofs and wife Gwen of Garner, Paul Roelofs and Betty of Wilson.  Surviving siblings include Betty Harrison of Washington NC; and Rosemary Standhardt, Nick Roelofs , Butch Roelofs, Terry Roelofs, Donald Roelofs, and Jackie Roelofs of Michigan.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Roelofs family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Kay Wilson Roeske

Kay Wilson Roeske, age 70, a resident of Wellesley Road in the Sweetbriar Community of Washington and a former resident of Wellsville, N.Y., died early Friday, May 5, 2006, at home with her family following a brief illness.  Kay was born July 24, 1935, in Wellsville, N.Y., and was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She wed Kenneth M. Roeske on July 28, 1953, who preceded her. She was a retired local retailer with the Beaufort County ABC Board. Kay called Washington her home for 25 years.  Survivors include one daughter, Pamela K. Deese and her husband, Harry of Elizabeth City; three sons, Kirk H. Roeske and his wife, Karen of Eaton, Ohio, Kenneth M. Roeske II and his partner, Dean of Port Carling, Ontario, Canada, and Kristopher E. Roeske of Washington; three brothers, Charles Wilson of Portland, Ore., Gene Wilson of Wellsville, N.Y., Loren Wilson of Whittier, Calif., six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held privately with burial to follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Roeske Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, May 12, 2006)

Jessie Rogers

Jessie Rogers of the 3400 block of Colonial Ave. died Sept. 7, 2001, in Lake Taylor Hospital.  Born in Belhaven, N.C., Mr. Rogers worked for the sewer division of Hampton Roads Sanitation. He was a Baptist and a U.S. Army veteran. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine Goldman Rogers.  Survivors include nine daughters; two sons; and a brother.  The remains are being sent to Belhaven, N.C., for funeral and burial. The family will receive friends at his home. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) - September 9, 2001)

Joseph Edgmon Rogers

Mr. Joseph Edgmon Rogers, age 88, a resident of 5989 U.S. Highway 17 North, Washington, Old Ford community, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at his home.  Funeral services will be held 12 Noon, Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Old Ford Church of Christ, 6040 U. S. Highway 17 North, Washington, conducted by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Phillip Matkins, Joe Ayers, Frank Callahan, Jeff Mault, Curtis Rogers, and Joey Rogers. Members of the Old Ford Ruritan Club and the Men’s Sunday School Class of Old Ford Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Rogers was born in Beaufort County on June 4, 1921. He was the son of the late Joseph Monford Rogers and Alice Jackson Rogers. Mr. Rogers graduated from Washington High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After serving his country, Mr. Rogers worked at Dr. Pepper in Dallas, Texas. Later, he worked as a Revenue Officer for the North Carolina Department of Revenue.  Mr. Rogers was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ. He was a Sunday School teacher, former Deacon, Elder and Chairman of the Board. Mr. Rogers was a member of the Old Ford Ruritan Club, where he served in many capacities. He served as Club Secretary for three years, Club Treasurer for 10 years, Vice-President, President, Zone Governor for three years, Lt. Governor and District Governor. Mr. Rogers was a charter member of the Old Ford Volunteer Fire Department and former Chairman of the Board of Directors. He was a charter member of the local Gideons Chapter.  Mr. Rogers is survived by a brother, Robert Sidney “Budd” Rogers of Foxboro, Mass.; two sisters in law, Louise Rogers (Loris) of Havelock and Becky Rogers (Milton) of Chocowinity and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by four brothers, William Gaston Rogers, James Archie Rogers, Loris Deward Rogers, and Jay Milton Rogers; and three sisters, Reba Rogers Kutzer, Iva Rogers Engstrom and Hazel Rogers Maggio.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, May 14, 2010 at the Old Ford Church of Christ and other times at the home of his sister in law, Becky Rogers, 610 East Bayside Drive, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Rogers family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Reginald Rogers

Mr. Reginald “Block” Rogers, 50, of Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Washington and Belhaven, died Monday, June 30, 2008, at Union Memorial Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Saint James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Elder Barry James officiating. Burial will follow in the O’Neal family cemetery.  Mr. Rogers was born in Beaufort County on May 21, 1958. He was the son of Annie M. O’Neal and the late James Rogers. He was a graduate of the former John A. Wilkinson High School. He was married to Dorothy Glaspie Rogers, who survives. He was a member of Saint James Church of Christ.  A walk-in visitation will be held Saturday from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home of his wife, 701 B. W. Fifth St., Washington, and his mother, 156 Old County Road, Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, July 4, 2008)

James Simon Rogerson

Mr. James Simon "J.S." Rogerson, age 80, a resident of 2980 Wharton Station Road, Washington died Sunday afternoon, November 3, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday November 6, 2013 at the Washington Assembly of God Church in Washington officiated by Pastor Stephen Evans and Pastor Tim Parker. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Rogerson was born in Martin County on January 23, 1933 son of the late Simon Rogerson and Leonia Wynne Rogerson. On September 7, 1955, he married the former Opal Lilley who survives. He retired from National Spinning as a supervisor and continued to farm and garden. He was known as the “collard man”. Mr. Rogerson was a member of Washington Assembly of God Church, a member of Wharton Station Ruritan Club, Cow Horn Hunting Club and Horse Pen Hunting Club.  In addition to his wife Opal of the home, he is survived by his children: Marky Rogerson and wife, Essie, Juanita Dunn and husband, Tandy, and Alton Rogerson and wife, Sandee all of Washington; his brother: David Rogerson and wife, Janie of Williamston; his grandchildren: James, Kevin, Ashley, Brinley, Travis, Corey and Kasie and 6 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Naomi Fulford.  The family will receive friends 6:00-7:30 PM on Tuesday at Washington Assembly of God Church and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Rogerson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Estelle Jenkins Roland

Ms. Estelle Jenkins Roland, 78, of 119 Royal Highway, Aurora, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday in St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. L.H. Godette officiating. Burial will follow in Whitehurst Creek Cemetery, Aurora.  Ms. Roland was born in Beaufort County and lived in New Bern during the 1950s. She was employed at the agricultural extension agency as a nutritionist and S.W. Snowden Elementary School as a cook.  Survivors include two sons, Harold Roland of Duluth, Ga., and Harry Roland of Berlin, Germany; three daughters, Gwendolyn Swift of the home, Verdie R. Grimes of New Bern and Felicia Humphrey of Pike Road, Ala.; three brothers, Joseph Jenkins of Edward, Cherry Jenkins Jr. of Bayboro and David Jenkins of Raleigh; three sisters, Luvenia Foskey of Green Court, Long Island, N.Y., Lucy Cropper of Baltimore, Md., and Mary Barfield of Vanceboro; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Viewing will take place Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern, and Friday at the church one hour prior to the service.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, December 17, 2008)

Lola Nichols Rollins

Mrs. Lola Nichols Rollins, age 81, a resident of 402 West 16th Street, Washington, left this world to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, December 27, 2006.  A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. Robbin Taylor and Rev. Thomas Lee. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Stacey Harris, Brian Thorne, Fred Conner, Ottis Crisp, Frankie Briley and Howard Lilley will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Rollins was born in Wayne County on July 5, 1925, daughter of the late William Hazzard Nichols and the late Lula Mae Nichols. She was a graduate of Wayne County Schools and married William “Henry” Rollins on September 4, 1946. Mrs. Rollins was a homemaker and a proud member of the 15th Street Church of God where she was very active in many aspects of her church.  Mrs. Rollins is survived by her husband of 60 years, Henry Rollins of the home; two daughters; Faye Asby and her husband, Rev. Charlie Asby, III of Winterville and Nancy Smith and her husband, Kenneth; a sister: Thelma Rollins and her husband, Marvin of New Bern; three grandchildren: Chad Waters, Courtney Harris and her husband, Stacey and Penny Thorne and her husband, Brian and two great-grandchildren: Caroline and Carson Thorne. Mrs. Rollins was preceded in death by a sister: Katherine Daniels and two brothers: Billy and Robert Nichols.  The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Rollins family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, December 28, 2006)

Elizabeth Scott McMullan Rollyson

Ms. Elizabeth Scott McMullan Rollyson, age 58, a resident of Warner Robbins, GA died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Houston Medical Center. A graveside service will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by The Rev. Kevin Johnson.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Jennifer Ann Haddock Roman

Mrs. Jennifer Ann “Jenny” Haddock Roman, age 51, a resident of Washington, NC died Monday January 21, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.  A graveside funeral service will be held 1 pm Thursday January 24, 2013 at the Haddock Family Cemetery in Clay Root. The service will be officiated by Pastor Mike Bryant. Pallbearers will be Steve Roman, Johnnie Clark, Nabe Mills, Lee Mills, Johnny Clark and Derrick Allen Asby. The family will receive friends 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday January 23, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of Jenny’s mother Ruth Wiggins located at 216 Clayton Street, Washington, NC.  Jenny was born in Beaufort County on July 19, 1961 daughter of the late Grady Davis Haddock, Sr. and Ruth Godley Wiggins who survives. She attended Pitt County Schools and dedicated her life as a homemaker to her family. Jenny married Charles Edward Roman, Jr. on August 4, 1997.  Surviving along with Jenny’s husband Charles of the home is a daughter: Brandy Leigh Haddock of Greenville; a son: Dustin Brooks “Duck” Haddock of Washington; her mother: Ruth G. Wiggins of Washington; a sister: Linda Mills and her husband Lee of Chocowinity; a grandson: Ezekiel Lee Haddock of Washington; a nephew Marvin Nabe Mills of Chocowinity and a great nephew Hunter Mills of Chocowinity. Jenny was predeceased by two brothers: William Scott Hulon and Grady Haddock, Jr.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Jenny’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lottie Riddick Romich

Mrs. Lottie Riddick Romich, age 95, a resident Autumnfield Rest Home and a former resident of 580 East Water Street, Belhaven, NC died Saturday February 3, 2007 at the Pungo District Hospital.  A graveside funeral will be held 11:00 AM Monday February 5, 2007 at the Belhaven Community Cemetery officiated by Mike Isbell.  Mrs. Romich was born Belhaven on September 8, 1911 daughter of the late Willis Smith Riddick and the late Mary Ellen Weisiger Riddick. She graduated from the former Belhaven High School and continued her education at Louisburg College where she received her business degree. Mrs. Romich married John Allison Romich who preceded her in death in 1952. She worked in retail for J.D. Dawson Wholesale Company in Belhaven for many years until her retirement. Mrs. Romich was a member of the First Christian Church of Belhaven.  Survivors include a daughter: Mary Ellen Blythe and her husband Ron of Kill Devil Hills and a son: John Allen Romich and his wife Gayle of Norfolk, VA. Mrs. Romich was preceded in death by a sister Hannah Windley and two brothers: George Riddick and Jack Riddick.  The family will receive friends 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday February 4, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Romich family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Sunday, February 4, 2007)

Harry Joseph Ronan, Sr.

Mr. Harry Joseph Ronan, Sr., age 80, a resident of 107 Woodhaven Way, Washington, NC died Monday August 29, 2011 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral mass will be held 11:00 AM Thursday September 1, 2011 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church of Washington officiated by Father Arturo Cabra. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery with military honors. John Ronan, Michael Moore, Kyle Cox, Adam Cox, David Ronan and Gabe Casalett will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Ronan was born in Delaware County, PA son of the late John Joseph Ronan and the late Rosina Jackson Ronan. He graduated high school in Upper Darby, PA. Mr. Ronan served his country in the US Army serving in Korea and Vietnam and retired after twenty years of service. He worked as a quality control manager with Hamilton Beach, and as an agent with Paul C. Green Insurance Co. both formerly of Washington and also a manager at Robert Inc. in Vanceboro. Mr. Ronan married the former Shirley Maie Taylor on October 14, 1950 who survives. He was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 15, a past member of Red Brinson VFW Post 6088, past member of Washington Moose Lodge 1800, past member of Old Ford Volunteer Fire Department where he had served as President and a dedicated past member of the Washington High School Band Booster Club.  Surviving along with Mr. Ronan’s wife Shirley of the home are two sons: Harry J. Ronan, Jr. of Cary and John Taylor Ronan of Washington; three daughters: Carolyn R. Moore of Washington, Theresa R. Price and her husband David of Bear Grass and Diane R. Gaskins of Washington; nine grandchildren: David Ronan, Michael Moore and his wife Lisa, Erica Ormand and her husband Kevin, Emily Smith and her husband Jeremy, Sheila Casalett and her husband Gabe, Sarah Ronan, Christy Craig, Kyle Cox and Adam Cox; fifteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Mr. Ronan was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Stephanie Whitehurst on December 4, 2008.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday August 31, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Ronan family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Sarah Burnett Roper

Sarah Louise Roper (“Sally” Burnett - Simmons), 67, of Bath, NC, went to heaven on Saturday August 25, 2012.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 30, 2012 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ officiated by Craig Hagen and John Baldwin. Burial will follow in Bayview Community Cemetery. Jay C. Morgan, Jr., Jay Morgan III, Jay Morgan IV, Dustin Morgan, Keith Diamond and Lynn Roper will serve as pallbearers.  She was born to the late George and Francene Burnett, on Feb. 19, 1945, in Walpole, MA. Sarah graduated from Walpole High School in 1963 and received a BSc in Nursing from Simmons College in 1967. She married her soul mate and devoted husband Linwood (Lynn) Roper, Jr. in 1995.  Sarah worked for many years as a stay-at-home mom for three kids and then ran a bridal shop in Savannah, GA. She returned to her career as a nurse in Columbia, SC. After working more than 20 years as a loving caregiver for hospice and oncology patients, Sarah and Lynn retired from Hartsville, SC to Bath in 2008.  Sarah will be remembered for the joy and happiness she brought to so many others through her life and work, her loving and generous spirit, and her zest for life.  She is survived by her husband and three children: Timothy P. Simmons, of Columbia, SC; Amy L. Simmons, of Abu Dhabi, UAE and Christian B. Simmons, of Charleston, SC and a granddaughter: Sara AlQubaisi of Abu Dhabi, UAE. She also is survived by two sisters: Emily Wagner, of Houghton, MI; and Francene Jones, of Walpole, MA and her cousin Patricia Porzig, of St. Pete Beach, FL who was like a sister to her.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Thursday prior to the service at the Family Life Center at the church.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Roper family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Viola Marslender Roscoe

Mrs. Viola Marslender Roscoe, 72, formerly of 1406 Harrington St., Washington, died Sunday, April 8, 2007, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Craig Godley officiating.  Mrs. Roscoe was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 11, 1935. She was the daughter of Hallie Tetterton Marslender of Swan Quarter and the late Carlton William Marslender. She was a graduate of the former J.A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven and continued her education at Parkview Hospital in Rocky Mount, where she earned her registered nursing degree. She was married to Edward Odell Roscoe Sr., who preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1996. She retired in November of 1997 from Beaufort County Hospital where she worked most of her career in the nursery area of the hospital. She was a member of the Church of Christ faith.  Survivors include one son, Edward Roscoe Jr. of Chocowinity; three brothers, William L. Marslender of Portsmouth, Va., Melvin Ray Marslender of Fairfield, and Carlton “Carl” Marslender of Washington; and two sisters, Ella M. Nixon of Fairfield, and Helen M. King of Dunkirk, Md.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, April 10, 2007)

Anthony Neal Rose

Mr. Anthony Neal “Tony” Rose, 48, of Spring Hope, died Thursday, July 5, 2007.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, with pastor Phillip Jethro officiating. Burial will follow in Oddfellow Cemetery. Tim Rose, Robert Wilkins, Chad Thomas, Tommy Respass, Charles Wilkins, Wayne Pugh, Jon Scott Rose Jr. and Ronnie Murray will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Rose was born in Belhaven on Sept. 6, 1958. He was the son of Mary Elizabeth Pugh Rose and the late James Dare Rose Sr. He was a graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School. On Feb. 23, 1985, he married the former Judy Cone, who preceded him in death Jan. 15, 2007. He was a member of the Ferrell Fire Department in Nash County and was employed as operations manager with Waste Industries for 11 years.  Survivors include two sons, William Neal Rose and Samuel Garrett Rose, both of Pinetown; three brothers, James Dare Rose Jr. of Douglas, Ga., Edward Dennis Rose of Belhaven, and Jon Scott Rose Sr. of Pinetown and one sister, Teresa Rose Ricks of Belhaven.  The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, and other times at Mr. Rose’s home in Pinetown, 1001 Beaver Dam Road.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, July 6, 2007)

Bob Underwood Rose, Sr.

Mr. Bob Underwood Rose, Sr., age 74, a resident of Moncks Corner, SC and a former resident of the Wenona Community of Pantego died Wednesday October 24, 2012 at Trident Medical Center of Charleston, SC.  A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday October 27, 2012 at Wenona Church of Christ officiated by Scott Askew and Stanley Allen. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery of Pantego. Bart Whitley, West Dale, Michael Dean Sadler, Luke Oliver, Robbie Harris and Matthew Bagley will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Bagley and Chris Lamb.  Mr. Bob was born in Washington County on October 2, 1938 son of the late Ernest Talmage Rose and the late Marietta Hodges Rose. He was a 1958 graduate of Pantego High School. Mr. Bob married the former Hubarett Woodward on January 21, 1960 who preceded him in death on January 4, 2006. He later married the former Irene Virginia Britt Crolley on August 28, 2008 who survives. Mr. Bob was a farmer and a member of Wenona Church of Christ.  Survivors include Mr. Bob’s wife Irene of Moncks Corner, SC; a son: Bob U. “Bobby” Rose, Jr. of Fayetteville, NC; two daughters: Deborah R. “Debbie” Bagley and her husband George of Pantego and Beth R. Sawyer and her husband William, Jr. of Belhaven; a sister-in-law: Dorothy Cooper Rose of Pantego; a step-son William Bart Whitley and his wife Tina of Moncks Corner, SC; a step-daughter: Cynthia White and her husband Thomas of Belmont, NC; thirteen grandchildren: Brandy Baynor, Bob Rose III, Kendrick Rose, Candy Harris, Lindsey Sawyer Sadler and Kaitlyn Sawyer Dale, Matthew Bagley, Jessica Bagley, Brandy Matthews, Tommy White, Chelsea Johnson, Brooke White and Will Whitley and eleven great grandchildren: Bailey Williams, Jonah Lamb, Barrett Harris, Grady Sadler, Damien Rose, Kaitlyn Rose, Sophie Bagley, Riley Whitley, Adelle Matthews, Gabriel Johnson and Micah Johnson. Mr. Bob was predeceased by two brothers: Marvin Royal Rose and Floyd J. Rose and a sister-in-law: Nora C. Rose.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Bob’s daughter Debbie Bagley (formerly his home) located at 6929 Hwy. 99 S. Pantego, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve Mr. Bob’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Harold Jackson Rose, Sr.

Mr. Harold Jackson Rose, Sr. age 89, formerly of the Bayview Community, died Wednesday evening, March 18, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Friday March 21, 2008 at the Bayview Cemetery officiated by Pastor David Linton. George Linton, Dallas Linton, Jimmy Foreman, Ricky Sprouse, Clifton Fulford and Macon Williams will serve as pallbearers. Daniel Rose will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Mr. Rose was born in Beaufort County on April 30, 1918, son of the late Jep Rose and Mary Duke Rose. On November 29, 1944, he married the former Phelishea Elizabeth Jefferson who preceded him in death on October 2, 1995. Mr. Rose was owner of Rose Marine Construction. He was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ.  He is survived by his children: Billy Rose and his wife, Sherry of Washington; John T. Rose of Pantego; Shirley R. Williams and her husband, Ray of Duck Creek and Barbara Sprouse of Washington; his brother: James Carrowan of the state of Washington; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his son: Harold “Jackie” Rose Jr., his brother: Joyner Rose; his sister: Thelma Pauls and four grandchildren: Lisa Kay Rose, Michael Rose, Murrell Fulford, Jr. and Benji Fulford.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm Thursday, March 20, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home and other times at the home of Shirley Williams, 254 Duck Creek Rd. Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Rose Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, March 20, 2008)

Hazel Credle Rose

Hazel Credle Rose, 76, of 872 Pungo Village, Rd., Belhaven, died Tuesday December 10, 2013 at Cross Creek Health Care, Swan Quarter.  Born in Beaufort County, June 7, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Eugene G. and Mabel Joyner Credle. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.  She worked her entire life to provide for her children and the ones she loved. Over her life time she was involved in various businesses and excelled in all she did. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the faculty and staff of Autumfield and Cross Creek Health Care for the love and care she received.  Funeral services will be held at the family plot in Davis Cemetery on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Steve Bryan will officiate.  Surviving are two daughters; Sue C. Rhem of Ponzer, Melody C. Williams and husband Joe, of Scranton; four grandchildren, Melody Jo Williams, Joseph Williams, John Michael Rhem and Sara Rhem; two great grandchildren, Brandt Williams and Hurley Williams; a brother Jack Credle of Belhaven; a sister Margaret C. Scott of Clayton and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mike Rhem, two sisters, Kathryne C. Hodges and Faye C. Sadler.  The family will received friends immediately following the service and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Williams, 2825 Lynnsburg Rd., Scranton..  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, December 11, 2013)

Howard Loring Rose, Sr.

Mr. Howard Loring Rose, Sr., age 78, a resident of 6621 Hwy. 99 N., Pantego, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Vidant Pungo Hospital.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Friday, January 31, 2014 at Davis Cemetery and will be officiated by Scott Askew.  Mr. Rose was born in Beaufort County on July 22, 1935 to the late Stephen and Beulah Howard Rose. On September 24, 1966 he married Mattie Lee Allen who survives. In 1998 he retired from Weyerhaeuser.  Survivors include his wife Mattie Allen Rose of the home, one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Rose of the home, two sons, Michael Lee Rose of Greenville, Howard Loring Rose, Jr. and wife Debbie of Los Angeles, California, one brother, Billy Rose and wife Phylis of Washington, three sisters, Diana Respess of Bath, Judy Respess and husband Malvin of Pantego, Nancy Waters of Washington and three grandchildren, Owaine, Malcolm and Cecily Rose. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Stephen Leroy Rose, Jr. and Donald R. Rose.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joseph Heber Rose, Sr.

Mr. Joseph “Heber” Rose, Sr., age 85, a resident of 1165 Little Creek Road Ext., Belhaven, died Saturday, January 19, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his family.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Union Grove Church of Christ, Hwy 99, Pantego, conducted by Scott Askew and Rupert Wallace. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery.  Mr. Rose’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Ron Sawyer, Clay Respess, Richie Sawyer, Artie VanderAa III, Charly Respess, Matthew Rose and Christopher Rose.  Mr. Rose’s granddaughters will serve as honorary pallbearers: Shelly S. Wheeler, Christy Rose, Jodi Rose, Pearl VanderAa, Candace Rose, Cameron Elliott, and Ashley Chase.  Mr. Rose was born in Beaufort County on September 23, 1927. He was the son of the late Joseph Solomon Rose and Lucinda Pearl Carter Rose. Mr. Rose owned and operated R & S 66 Service Station in Belhaven with his sons. He was one of the original directors of Pungo Christian Academy. Mr. Rose was a member of Union Grove Church of Christ where he served as an Elder and Deacon and the Pungo Ruritan Club. He loved baseball and shared his love of the sport with the community. Mr. Rose started Little League baseball in the Pungo community. He enjoyed coaching baseball and working with the youth. Mr. Rose loved witnessing for Christ, his family, working with his sons, and hosting family reunions.  On June 6, 1951, Mr. Rose married the former Peggy Joyce Watson, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his children, Sally Respess and her husband, Keith of Bath, Deborah R. Sawyer and husband, Ronald of Kingsland, Ga., Joseph H. Rose, Jr. and wife, Rita of Belhaven, Terry R. VanderAa of Pungo, Christopher H. Rose of the home; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Jane Rose Allen and her husband, Frank of Pungo; brother in law, Leonard Harris of Pungo; sister in law, Eva Rose of Summerfield, FL; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Rose was preceded in death by a son in law, Arthur VanderAa, Jr.; two grandsons, Joseph Heber Rose III and Ryan Nicholas Sawyer; three brothers, Wesley Rose, Johnny Rose, and Parker Rose; and three sisters, Olive Allen, Alfra Etta Harris, and Ophelia Allen.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, January 21, 2013 at Union Grove Church of Christ, Hwy 99, Pantego and other times, 1165 Little Creek Road Ext., Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Rose family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lois Christine Waters Rose

Mrs. Lois Christine Waters Rose, age 81, a resident of 19401 NC Hwy. 32 N., Pantego, died Monday, February 10, 2014 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 2:00p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Billy Ray Askew. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Mrs. Rose’s grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Rose was born in Beaufort County on May 23, 1932 to the late Heber Hardy Johnson and Louise Kathleen Waters. On January 15, 1949, she married Benjamin “ Hambone” Rose, who preceded her in death on November 19, 1998. Mrs. Rose graduated from Beaufort County Community College in 1972 as a licensed practical nurse. She worked as LPN at Beaufort County Hospital for twenty years until her retirement in 1989. Mrs. Rose was a member of the Terra Ceia Church of Christ.  Mrs. Rose is survived by a son, Benny Hilton Rose and wife Sharon of Pantego, NC, three daughters, Margaret R. Mayo of Purcellville, VA, Frances R. Cook and husband Ralph of Colonial Beach, VA and Louise R. Jordan and husband Joe of Bath, NC, a brother, Steve Trent Waters and wife Linda of Pinetown, NC, five grandchildren, Davida Burkhammer, Jessica Adams, Ian Rose, Jason Rose and Shiloh Rose, five great grandchildren, Jordan Rose, Blake Brown, Peyton Adams, Jared Burkhammer and Mallory Adams and her faithful companion, Teddy.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Rose is preceded in death by a sister, Janice Waters Taylor and a stepfather, Bonner Warren Waters.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 6:30p.m.-8:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home located at 19401 NC Hwy 32 North, Pantego, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Rose family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lucille Haddock Rose

Mrs. Lucille Haddock Rose, age 84, a former resident of Pantego and Washington, died Friday, July 8, 2011 at Universal Healthcare in Oxford, N.C.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday, July 11, 2011 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington, conducted by Pastor Kenneth Pritchard. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Jonathan Rose, Cameron Rose, Chris Dennis, Hank Stoop, Allen McRae, and Steve Bowden.  Mrs. Rose was born in Terra Ceia, N.C. on December 22, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Cecil Haddock and Willie Mae Harrison Haddock Leoni. In 1945, Mrs. Rose married Henry Thomas Rose, Jr. She worked as a bookkeeper in her husband’s logging contractor business. Mr. Rose preceded her in death, July 2, 1978. Mrs. Rose was a member of the First Christian Church in Pantego. She was very active in the Washington Single’s Club where she loved to dance. Mrs. Rose was a loving grandmother. She loved gardening and enjoyed canning and freezing the vegetables she raised as well as sharing them with friends.  Mrs. Rose is survived by one son, Johnny Rose of Greenville; three daughters, Linda Dennis of Bahama, N.C., Lisa Grubbs and husband, Bennie, Donna Alligood and husband, Danny all of Hurdle Mills, N.C.; five grandchildren, Jonathan Rose, Cameron Rose, Chris Dennis, Sarah Grubbs, Lauren Rose; two great grandchildren, Zachary Dennis and Abby Dennis; three brothers, Donald Leoni, Ellis Leoni, Cecil “Bud” Haddock, Jr. and one sister, Rosemary Stowe.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Brenda Faye Rose.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Rose family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Elizabeth Pugh Rose

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Pugh “Lib” Rose, age 79, a resident of 1001 Beaver Dam Road, Pinetown, N.C., died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Belhaven Assembly of God officiated by Pastor Kenneth Pritchard and Pastor Alan Harmon. Burial will follow in Odd Fellow’s Cemetery of Belhaven. Members of Sidney Dive Team: Tony Manning, Ron Holloman, Lacy Williams, David McKeel, Steve Burnette, Major Garris, Jay Morgan and Tex Melton will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Lib was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 10, 1931, daughter of the late Samuel L. Pugh and the late Bertha R. Keech Pugh. She was a graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School where she received the John A. Wilkinson Award as a senior and excelled in girls Bulldog Basketball. Mrs. Lib was a retired Insurance Specialist with C.O. Boyette Medical Clinic. She was a member of Belhaven Assembly of God where she was a Sunday School teacher, a member of Belhaven Garden Club and Belhaven Bridge Club. Mrs. Lib was an avid book reader and her favorite book was the Holy Bible which she studied intensely.  Survivors include three sons: James Dare Rose, Jr. and his wife Sandy of Shreveport, La., Edward Dennis Rose of Greenville, N.C., and Jon Scott Rose, Sr. and his wife Teresa of Pinetown, N.C.; a daughter: Teresa R. Ricks of Belhaven, N.C.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lib was preceded in death by a son: Anthony “Tony” Neal Rose; two granddaughters: Alana Ricks and Amy Rose; two brothers: Richard Pugh and Buddy Pugh; two sisters: Edna White and Erma Rae Wilkins.  The family will receive friends starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Belhaven Assembly of God Church and at other times at her home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Rose family.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, April 6, 2011)

William L. Rose

Mr. William L. “Bill” Rose, age 84, a resident of 25481 US 264 Hwy. E., Pantego, NC died Thursday November 1, 2012 at his home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2 PM Sunday November 4, 2012 at Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery of Ponzer officiated by Jim Bussell.  Pallbearers will be Lloyd Williams, III, Bennie Rose, William “Binky” Jones, Johnny Rose, Lloyd Sawyer and Steve Midgette.  Mr. Bill was born in Beaufort County on August 7, 1928 son of the late Henry Thomas Rose, SR. and the late Katie Mae Chambers Rose. Mr. Bill attended Pantego High School and married the former Doris Louise Sawyer on June 7, 1955 who survives. Mr. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II. On February 1, 1991 he retired as weigh master from Potash Corp. of Aurora. He was a charter member of Pantego Academy Museum where he served as the bell ringer.  Surviving along with Mr. Bill’s wife Doris of the home is a daughter: Gloria R. Williams and husband Lee of Scranton; a son: Howard Rose of Pantego; two grandchildren: Lloyd Williams, III and Trisha Williams and a great grandchild: Quinton Vick. Mr. Bill was predeceased by a daughter: Teresa Lynn Rose on July 20, 2009; a sister: Adelaide R. Eygabroad and eight brothers: Henry Rose, Jr., Charlie Rose, Robert Rose, Benjamin Rose, Norris Rose, Johnny Rose, Howard Rose and Rufus Rose.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve Mr. Bill’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Bernice Ross

CHOCOWINITY – Mr. Bernice Ross, 91, of 520 Cedar Acres Drive died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005. He was a Pitt County native.  Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, New Wynn Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Bethel. Burial in Pinelawn Cemetery, Bethel. Viewing 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Rountree and Associates Funeral Home of Greenville.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – October 21, 2005)

Carlton Wayne Ross

Carlton Wayne Ross, after fighting the good fight of faith, finished his course and was welcomed into the victorious arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ on April 3, 2014.  A celebration of his life will be held 4 PM Sunday April 6, 2014 at Alligood Church of God officiated by his pastor Phillip Jethro. Entombment will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens of Washington. Brad Cayton, Lloyd Edwards, Gerald Woolard, Jose Verdin, Charlie Hill, and Paul McRoy will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy “Buck” Anderson and Beaver Woolard.  Born July 14, 1945, one of four children, he is preceded in death by his parents: Lemuel and Estelle Chandler Ross; all siblings, and his beloved cocker spaniel, Buffy.  To all who knew him, Wayne was a quiet, kind, gentle soul who was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. In his younger days, he was quite the prankster and loved a good laugh. His love for people could only be matched by his deep love for animals. Wayne also possessed a keen business sense and established Ross Industrial Service Corp in 1991. He was an avid NASCAR fan, himself formerly owning two late model stock cars. He was also a skilled fisherman, once landing a thirteen pound bass from a pond that was nearby the family home in Roxboro.  He is survived by his wife of thirty eight years: Peggy Hodges Ross; three daughters: Michelle Payne and husband Daniel of Texas, Teresa Woolard, and husband Gerald of Washington, Gloria Knox of Washington; a son: Timothy Ross and wife Melissa of Siler City; two grandsons: Tyler Christakis of Texas and Joey Thomas of Washington; a granddaughter: Valerie Rawls-Verdin and husband Jose and one great grandchild: Mariah Grace Verdin.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Ross family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Ellis Xyvon Ross, III

Mr. Ellis Xyvon "Skeeter" Ross, III,, age 54, a resident of 939 Latham St., Belhaven, died Friday, July 25, 2008 at Pungo District Hospital.  Memorial services will be held 11:00 am Monday, July 28, 2008 at Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church and will be conducted Rev. David Pierce.  Mr. Ross was born in Beaufort Co. on June 25, 1954 to Ellis Xyvon Ross, Jr. who survives and Jane Kugler Ross who preceded him in death.  He was a graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School and was owner and operator of Ross Vending. On June 25, 1983 he married Cynthia Lynn Davis who survives. He was a member and faithful in his service to Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.  Survivors include his wife Cindy Ross of the home, one son Ellis Kain Ross and wife Laura Beth of Washington, two daughters, Elise Ross of Greenville, Selby Ross of the home, his father, Ellis Xyvon Ross, Jr. of Belhaven, one grandson, Luke Robert Ross, three sisters, Jan Cordon and husband Tracy of Bath, Fran Crutchfield of Nags Head and Betsy Buchanan and husband Howard of Kill Devil Hills. Along with his mother he was preceded in death by one grandson, Ellis Kain Ross, II.  The family will receive friends at the home, 939 Latham St., Belhaven, NC 27810.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Ross family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, July 27, 2008)

Fenner Joyner Ross, Jr.

Mr. Fenner Joyner Ross, Jr., age 82, a resident of Washington, died Friday, November 23, 2012 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Monday, November 26, 2012 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ and will be conducted by Craig Hagan. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Matthew Boyd, Rick Godley, Thomas Burbage, Adam Burbage, Austin Wallace and Thomas Mitchell will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Ross was born in Beaufort County on March 6, 1930 to the late Fenner and Stella Cordon Ross. On February 26, 1955 he married Mary Janice O’Neal who survives. He served in the United States Army, retired as a self-employed heavy equipment operator and was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife, Janice O. Ross, five daughters, Dorinda Godley of Bath, Cindy Shaw of Washington, Darla Burbage of Washington, Dale Nava of Grimesland and Regina Boyd of Washington, thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Smith, one brother, George Ross and one grandson, Mitchell Godley.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of Regina Boyd, 1716 Highland Dr., Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Ross family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jean Nell Ross

Jean Nell Ross of Garwood Ave., a retired interior decorator, died March 24, 1994, in Virginia Beach.  Mrs. Ross was born in Washington, N.C. She had retired from J.C. Penney Co., and attended Rock Church in Virginia Beach.  Survivors include her husband, Marvin M. Ross; one son, Wayne Ross of Bear, Del.; two sisters, Reatha Turner of Norfolk and Maydel Wilkins of Leesburg, Fla.; one brother, Herman Whitaker of Eugene, Ore.; two grandchildren, Heather Ross and Amy Ross, both of Bear, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. V.E. Byrd. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 26, 1994; pg. D2)

Jessie Mae Southerland Ross

Mrs. Jessie Mae Southerland Ross, 88, of 4496 Kelly Road, Bath, died Sunday, September 14, 2008 at Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Danny Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in the Ross Family cemetery. Jedediah Bidwell, Jasper Wooten, Charles Foreman, Don Adams, Jr., Dallas Linton, and Brian Bush will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home.  Mrs. Ross was born July 25, 1920 in Rockingham County, NC.  She was the daughter of the late Jesse Southerland and Myrtle Mae Nance Southerland.  She was married to Bennie Roy Ross, who preceded her in death in 1995.  She attended the School for the Deaf in Morganton, NC and had been a resident of Beaufort County for approximately 50 years.  Survivors include her children, Alice R. Hobbs of Emporia, VA, Janice R. Jolly of Dallas, TX, Roy Martin Ross and Betty R. Bidwell, both of the home, and Shelly R. Leighty of Pinetown; four brothers, Lawrence Martin Wooten of Ft. McCoy, FL, James C. Wooten of Beaumont, TX, John Lewis Wooten of Houston, TX, and Jasper A. Wooten of Conway, SC; two sisters, Mary E. Wooten of Spring Valley, Utah, and Helen L. Taylor of Ocala, FL; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold E. Wooten and Frank L. Wooten.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, September 16, 2008)

Josephine Ross

Ms. Josephine Ross, age 84, a resident of 4342 Kelly Rd., Bath died Friday June 27, 2008 at her home.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, June 30, 2008 at St. Clairs Church of Christ and will be conducted by Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Monte Morris, A.W. Cooke, Gerald Cooke, Larry Cooke, Tony McGowan and Michael Cooke will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Josephine was born in Beaufort Co. on July 14, 1923 to the late Charlie Edward Ross and Narcissie Cutler Ross. Ms. Josephine was a 1940 graduate of Bath High School, retired after 23 years of service to her country in the United States Army and retired after 10 years of service as a rural mail carrier with the Bath Post Office.  She was past treasurer for St. Clairs Church of Christ for many years and also the Bath Community Rescue Squad. She was an avid genealogist researching daily at the Beaufort Co. Courthouse until her death. She previously enjoyed bowling, and in recent years woodworking, yard work, reading and her daily computer games at her sister Maggie’s home.  Survivors include one sister; Maggie Morris and husband Bernard of Bath, one brother-in-law; Ralph Dotson, one sister-in-law; Carol Ross and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters; Myrtle Dotson, Malvina Dotson, Alma Ross and two brothers; Charlie “Gus” Ross and William J. “Bill” Ross.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Ross family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, June 29, 2008)

Madge Jordan Ross

Madge Jordan Ross, age 83, of St. Clair’s Creek, Bath, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center in Washington, after a brief illness. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. As a lover of books, she was a charter member of the Pam-Le-Ko Book Club. Madge was a kind and gentle woman and a lifelong member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ. She believed in the Lord, the love of her family, and was a stickler for wanting things done right. She took much pride in her yard and flowers, and could often be found tending them, wearing her big straw hat.  Madge was born on February 9, 1929, the daughter of Plum Walton and Tiney Margaret Keech Jordan. She graduated from John A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven and was a member of the Tri-Hi-Y. Madge was the beloved wife of George Delma Ross, Jr., marrying on October 18, 1947, and had planned to celebrate their 65th anniversary this year.  She leaves behind five children and their spouses. Jennifer Ross Sawyer (Kenneth) of Charlotte, Janet Ross Courson (Reid) of Washington, George Delma “Buddy” Ross III (Lynn) of Bath, Laurie Ross Smith (Dennie) of Washington, and Lisa Ross Duke (Joey) of Bath.  She leaves thirteen grandchildren: Jonathan Evans of Waterford, PA; Tamara Shahbazi (Shariq) of Buford, GA; Zach Courson of Cheyenne, WY; Peter Courson of Washington; Jenny Modlin (Ed) of Jamesville; Sara Ross of Bath; Emily Chancellor (Will) of Winterville; Maggie Potter (Michael) of Bath; Nathan Smith of Washington; Nicole Spence (Wesley) of Washington; Natalie Smith of Durham; Meredith Mobley (Aaron) of Washington; and Jacob Duke of Greenville.  Madge leaves two great-grandchildren, Raafay and Zyra Shahbazi of Buford, GA.  She is survived by three sisters: Alice Gray Walton and Gloria Dean Eubanks of Jacksonville, FL, and Carolyn Paul of Belhaven. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Baker and Rose Cox, and three brothers—Millard, Jack and Beamon Jordan.  Pallbearers for the service will be her grandsons: Zach Courson, Peter Courson, Nathan Smith, and Jacob Duke, and husbands of granddaughters: Ed Modlin, Will Chancellor, Michael Potter, Wesley Spence, and Aaron Mobley. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Pam-Le-Ko Book Club.  The funeral will be held at St. Clair’s Church of Christ, Bath, on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at 3:00 pm with Craig Hagen officiating. Visitation will be at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012. Visitors will also be received at the home of her son, Buddy Ross, at 10134 NC Hwy 99S, Bath.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Ross family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Mary Ambrose Bowen Ross

Mrs. Mary Ambrose Bowen Ross, age 93, a resident of 289 Bowen Road, Bath, NC died Saturday January 31, 2009 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday February 3, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by G. Cleveland Edwards and Randy Gray Moore. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Ross’ grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Ross was born in Beaufort County on November 27, 1915, daughter of the late George Wiley Ambrose and the late Zelma Rena Waters Ambrose. She was a 1933 graduate of Bath High School. Mrs. Ross married Brinkley Archbell Bowen on December 8, 1935 who preceded her in death on May 5, 1978; on April 7, 1979 she married Jack Nicholson Cutler who preceded her in death on February 10, 1982 and married David Henry Ross on September 19, 1987 who preceded her in death on September 21, 1994. Mrs. Ross was a member of Beaufort County Grange, Bath Historic Foundation, Beaufort County Democratic Party, Athens Chapel Church of Christ, a member of her church ladies aid circle #1 and was active in all church and community activities. She was a homemaker and a tour guide for Historic Bath.  Survivors include a daughter: Betty Bowen Gurganus and her husband Kent of Bath; two sons: George Brinkley Bowen and his wife Loretta of Pantego and Lindsey Warren Bowen, Sr. and his wife Sandra of Hickory; three stepchildren: Patricia Ross Chandler of Vanceboro, Davey Ross Fulmer, of Washington and David Henry Ross, Jr. of Washington; a sister: Lorena Ambrose Sawyer of Greenville; seven grandchildren: Kent Rodgers Gurganus II and his wife Kim, Timothy Glenn Gurganus and his wife Susan, Penelope Gurganus Brooks, George Brinkley Bowen, II and his wife Linda, Stacey Respess Bowen and his wife Kris, Lindsay Warren Bowen, Jr. and his wife Dana and Ashley Williams Bass and his wife Kathy; nine great grandchildren: Benjamin Bowen Brooks, Ethan Rodgers Gurganus, Maci Ann Gurganus, Chloe Scott Gurganus, Katherine MacKenzie Bowen, Cameron Brinkley Bowen, Jack Williams Bowen, Nathanial Kinnion Bowen and Eliza Grace Bowen. Also surviving is Wanda Gordon, loving and faithful friend and caregiver. Mrs. Ross was preceded in death by five brothers: Ervin Bonner Ambrose, Aubrey Wendell Ambrose, Oadus Isiah Ambrose, George Ricks Ambrose and Carnie Ferrell Ambrose.  The family received friends 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday February 2, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving Mrs. Ross’ family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, February 3, 2009)

Mina Potter Ross

Mrs. Mina Potter Ross, age 78, a resident of 91 Topping Lane, Belhaven, died Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, N.C.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Sidney Original Free Will Baptist Church, 5580 Sidney Road, Belhaven, conducted by Rev. David Pooser. Burial will follow in Yeatesville Cemetery, Pinetown.  The Men of Sidney Original Free Will Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Ross was born in Ransomville on August 9, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Malachi Edward Potter and Tinnie Wilkins Potter. Mrs. Ross was a certified home nurse. She had lived in Norfolk before moving to Belhaven 15 years ago. While in Norfolk, she attended Calvary Baptist Church and taught the Teen Sunday School Class for 15 years. After moving to Belhaven, she attended Sidney Original Free Will Baptist Church.  On June 5, 1949, Mrs. Ross married Albert Lee Ross, who survives.  Surviving with her husband is a son Malcolm L. Ross and his wife, Brenda of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Vivian Ross Stotesberry and her husband, Gilbert of Leechville; a grandson, John Curtis Clifton, Jr. of Memphis, TN; three brothers, Herbert Potter and Johnny Potter both of Pamlico Beach, Melvin Potter of Pungo; and two sisters, Millie Beard of Glen Burnie, MD and Doris Sears of Washington.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven and other times at the home, 91 Topping Lane, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Ross family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Vance L. Ross

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Vance L. Ross, 76, died Sept. 12, 2002, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Ross, born in Bath, N.C., was a commercial fisherman until moving to Nags Head in the late 1940s. He managed the Colonial Inn Motel and Outer Banks Motor Lodge until he retired in 1988. After retirement, he went back to commercial fishing until his death. He was a charter member of the Nags Head Fire Dept. and served as president and vice president. He helped build the first fire station in Nags Head and served on the Board of Adjustments and Planning Board for Nags Head. He was the widower of Mildred Jarvis Ross.  Mr. Ross is survived by two daughters, Amber Carawan and husband Cleron of Wanchese, N.C., April Buske and husband Paul of Kill Devil Hills; a son, Donnie Ross and wife Donna of Kill Devil Hills; a sister, Iva Lange of Elizabeth City; two brothers, Bobby Ross of Virginia Beach and Junior Ross of Columbus, Ga.; and three grandchildren.  A funeral will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, Sunday at 4 p.m. by the Rev. Herbert Hemmingway. Burial will be at the Lowland Community Cemetery, Lowland, N.C., Monday at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends at the residence, 104 St. Clair Road, Baum Bay, Kill Devil Hill.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – September 14, 2002; pg. B7)

William Joseph "Bill' Ross

Mr. William Joseph “Bill” Ross, 62, of 97 Chad Loop, Belhaven, died Friday, March 3, 2006 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at St. Clairs Church of Christ with H. Norman Miller and Craig Hagen officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Clairs Church of Christ Cemetery with military honors.  Larry Cooke, A.W. Cooke, Gerald Cooke, Monte Morris, Harold Yert and Wayne Kennedy will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, March 6, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at his home.  Mr. Ross was born December 11, 1943 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of the late Charlie Ross and Narsissie Mae Cutler Ross.  He grew up in Bath and was a graduate of Bath High School.  He enlisted in the US Coast Guard in 1962 and served for five years.  While assigned to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, NY, he met and married the former Carol A. McGuire on June 20, 1967.  After his Coast Guard duty, he worked for Pan American Airlines at JFK Airport.  Upon leaving Pan Am, Mr. Ross was employed as a Superintendent with the NYC Housing Authority, retiring in 1998 with 25 years service.  Upon his return to North Carolina in 2000, he obtained his commercial fishing license and enjoyed fishing and crabbing every season.  Survivors include his wife, Carol McGuire Ross and two sisters, Maggie R. Morris and Josephine Ross, both of Bath.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Alma Ross, Myrtle Ross Dotson and Malvina Ross McGowan and his brother, Charlie Gus Ross.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Alexander H. Rossiter, Jr.

Al Rossiter, Jr., retired editor of the United Press International news service and assistant vice president at Duke University, died Monday, September 23, 2013 after a long illness. He was 77.  Rossiter, who lived with his wife, Sylvia, near Washington, NC, rose in the ranks from reporter to top newsman during 32 years of service at UPI, and capped his career with nearly 10 years at Duke, where he directed the Duke University News Service and was an assistant vice president in the Office of Public Affairs. He retired at the end of 2001 but then worked on a part-time basis for six years at the university's Pratt School of Engineering, serving as communications director and then associate dean for public affairs.  Rossiter, a non-smoker, learned he had lung cancer in August 2011 while serving as chair of the Plantation Marina Committee, and treasurer and director of the Pamlico Plantation Townhome Owners Association. He was treated at Duke University Medical Center. He died at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Rossiter spent much of his career at UPI as a science writer and science editor. Based at Cape Canaveral, FL, from 1963 to 1973, he covered the nation's space program through 1987 when he was appointed executive editor of the agency's headquarters in Washington, DC, responsible for 850 editorial personnel around the world. In 1988, he was promoted to senior vice president as well as executive editor and in 1991 was named editor and executive vice president. He joined Duke in 1992.  Winner of 10 journalism awards, Rossiter covered many of the most significant stories involving the U.S. space program. They included the first manned Gemini flight in 1965, the Apollo 1 launch pad fire that killed three astronauts in 1967, the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969, the Viking robot landings on Mars in 1976 and the first 26 space shuttle missions.  He also led UPI's reporting on a wide range of science and medical stories including the outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in Philadelphia in 1976, the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant explosion in 1979 and the first permanent artificial heart implant in 1982 in Salt Lake City.  As a reporter, Rossiter traveled to the South Pole, descended 220 feet in the Atlantic Ocean in a small research submarine to view the sunken USS Monitor, broke the sound barrier in an Air Force F100, covered a drought in West Africa and saw an Ariane rocket launch in French Guiana.  Rossiter's reporting was recognized by several science and journalistic organizations, including the Aviation/Space Writers Association, the National Space Club, the American Medical Writers Association, the American Heart Association and the American Chemical Society. In 1986, he was selected one of 40 national semifinalists in NASA's Journalist-in-Space project, which was cancelled following the shuttle Challenger explosion that killed seven space fliers in 1987.  Rossiter studied geology at Rutgers University and Emory University's Graduate School. He served on the national advisory board of the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland, and the advisory board of the Medical Journalism program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rossiter also was a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the National Association of Science Writers and the North Carolina Press Association. He had been recognized in Who's Who in America for more than 20 years.  A long-time boater, Rossiter was president of the East Coast Camano Owners association for five years.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sylvia Vanlandingham Rossiter, and their two grown children, Alec Rossiter, III of Catonsville, MD, and Jill Rossiter Kerns of Bristow, VA; Jill's husband Karl, and their son, Woody; a sister, Martha Rossiter Short of Charlotte, NC; and a brother, Thomas Howell Rossiter of Lebanon, NJ.  Rossiter was born in Elmira, NY in 1936 to Eleanor Howell Rossiter and Alexander H. Rossiter, both deceased. Rossiter grew up in Elmira, Douglaston, NY and Mahwah, NJ. He went to Rutgers in New Brunswick, NJ and Emory University in Atlanta. He married Sylvia Vanlandingham in Soperton, GA in 1960 and they lived in Atlanta; Richmond, VA; Cocoa Beach, FL; Columbia, MD; Durham, NC and Washington, NC.  A celebration of life reception will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Herman Noel Roth

Funeral services for Herman Noel Roth will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 21 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Garden.  Mr. Roth died Tuesday, September 18, at the age of 76. The son of Isadore and Helen Roth, Herman was born in St. Louis, Missouri. With his father, he moved to Minnesota after the death of his mother. He graduated from Mechanic Arts High School, St. Paul, and in 1949 joined the Navy, serving as an electronics technician aboard the USS Telfair in the Pacific during the Korean War.  A graduate of Macalester College, St. Paul, Herman completed graduate work in business at the University of Minnesota. He was an oil and gas accounting manager for Apache Corporation, an oil and gas exploration firm headquartered first in Minnesota and then in Denver, Colorado.  Herman is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Charles, and his wife, Laura, Council Bluffs, Iowa; son, William, his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Bailey and Ben, Crystal, Minnesota.  His faith, love for his family, love of classical music, years of community service and affection for his good dog, Babe, marked his life. He is a founding member of the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis, serving on the board as treasurer.  In Colorado, he worked in St. Laurence Episcopal Church Outreach, a program providing food, wood and other assistance to families along the Highway 285 corridor stretching from the foothills of Denver to the base of Kenosha Pass.  In Washington, Herman was a member of St. Peter’s chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, VFW Post 6088, and the Beaufort County Arts Council.  Friends may call at the family home Thursday afternoon and early evening.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Roth family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, September 20, 2007)

David Robert Rough

Mr. David Robert Rough, age 84, a former resident of 158 NC 92 East, Washington, NC died Wednesday April 22, 2009 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home.  A graveside funeral will be held 11:00 AM Friday, April 24, 2009 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Danny Barrow.  Mr. Rough was born in Marion County OH on February 18, 1925 son of the late Harvey Ulysses Rough and the late Fairy Smith Rough. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Rough married Louise Dail Buck on June 21, 1945 who preceded him in death in 1952. He then married Dallas Hodges on October 3, 1953 who preceded him in death on October 5, 1982. Mr. Rough was a certified Pipe Fitter, a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Faith Free Will Baptist Church of Washington.  Survivors include two daughters: Donna R. Hearn of Winston Salem and Mary D. Gaskins of Washington; a sister: Nancy Ruth Buck of Havelock; four grandchildren; Patrick and Henry Hearn and Ashley and Kristen Roberson and one great granddaughter: Mackenzie Grace Olson. Mr. Rough was preceded in death by a son: David Y. Rough; a sister: Sabra Alice Pugh and a brother: Floyd Charles Pabst.  The family will receive friends 6 Pm to 8 PM Thursday April 23, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mr. Rough’s granddaughter Ashley Roberson located at 765 Whootentown Road, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Rough family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, April 23, 2009)

Bertie Toler Rountree

Bertie Toler Rountree, 86, of the 1100 block of Flobert Drive, died Jan. 9, 1994, in Virginia Beach.  Mrs. Rountree was born in Washington, N.C. She was a member of Westwood Hills Baptist Church. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother and sister.  Survivors include a daughter, Terry W. Gaskins and one son-in-law, Fritz Gaskins of Virginia Beach; five sisters, Lois T. Dougherty and Pat Tatka, both of Chesapeake, Leona T. Bundy of Aylett, Va., and Mary T. Boyd and Sudie Brice, both of Washington, N.C.; a brother, Dumay Toler of Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren, Buzz Gaskins of Norfolk and Robbie and Debbie Gaskins, both of Chesapeake; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  The graveside service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Riverside Memorial Park by the Rev. Jess Jackson. Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – January 10, 1994; pg. D2)

Dean Rouse

Dean Rouse, 54, of Crystal River, died Sunday (Aug. 21, 2005) at Munroe Regional Medical Center of Ocala. He was born in Washington, N.C., and came here 15 years ago from South Carolina. He was a heavy equipment operator and an Army veteran. He was a member of First Assembly of God of Homosassa. Survivors include his daughter, Jessie Dean Rouse, Cape Coral; a son, Michael, South Carolina; his mother and stepfather, Joyce and Jessie Young, Homosassa; and companion, Karen "Nicki" Brandenstein, Crystal River. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – August 24, 2005; pg. 7)

Alton Esau Rowe

Mr. Alton Esau Rowe, age 76, a resident of 1535 Tripp Road, Blounts Creek, NC died Tuesday April 2, 2013 at his home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 12 noon on Friday April 5, 2013 at the Esau Rowe Cemetery in Blounts Creek. The service will be officiated by Pastor David Linton. Pallbearers will be Gerard Rowe, Jonathan Rowe, Danny Taylor, Jimmy Ruffin, Bruce Rowe and Jimmy Spruill. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  Mr. Rowe was born in Beaufort County on December 13, 1936 son of the late Esau Dunn Rowe and the late Annie Norman Rowe. He was a 1955 graduate of Aurora High School. Mr. Rowe married the former Josephine Gerard on October 12, 1956 who survives. He was a retired plant operator with DuPont Corp. of Richmond, VA and a member of Edward Christian Church. Mr. Rowe had a heart for other people and a kind word every time you saw him. If you did not know him, read Philippians 2:1-5 and you will know what kind of man he was.  Surviving along with his wife Jo Rowe of the home are a daughter: Amy Michelle Rowe of the home; a son: Gerard Rowe and his wife Cynthia of Blounts Creek; two sisters: Thelma R. Bennett of Blounts Creek and Frances R. Mason of Raleigh and two grandchildren: Jonathan Rowe of Blounts Creek and Katelyn Rowe of Wilmington, NC. Mr. Rowe was predeceased by three sisters: Ola Mae Rowe Brantley, Celia R. Shoosmith and Essie R. Spruill.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Rowe family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Archie Grey Rowe

Mr. Archie Grey Rowe, age 80, a resident of 1661 Mill Road, Chocowinity, NC died Saturday October 25, 2008 at his home.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday October 28, 2008 at Trinity Episcopal Church of Chocowinity officiated by The Reverend Sonny Browne. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens of Washington. David Elks, Charlie Elks, Johnnie Lewis, Rabon Tripp, Hank Hamilton and Edmund Guthrie will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Rowe was born in Beaufort County on August 8, 1928 son of the late Arnett Rowe and the late Mable Stubbs Rowe. He was a 1945 graduate of Aurora High School. Mr. Rowe married the former Emily “Jeannette” Elks on March 8, 1953 who survives. He was owner and operator of Archie Rowe Trucking until his retirement. Mr. Rowe was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.  Surviving along with Mr. Rowe’s wife Jeannette of the home are two daughters: Terri A. Rowe of Chocowinity and Dona S. Rowe of Washington; a son: Archie “Grey” Rowe, Jr. of Chocowinity; a brother: Jack A. Rowe of Chocowinity and five grandchildren: Travis A. Sheppard, Ashton G. Hamilton, Victoria B. Hamilton, Leah M. Rowe and Mason G. Rowe.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Monday October 27, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Rowe family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, October 27, 2008)

Billy Ray Rowe

Mr. Billie Ray Rowe, 79, of 4880 Old Washington Road, died Thursday, May 10, 2007 at his home.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Sunday, May 13, 2007 at Wesleyan Pentecostal Church with Pastor Daniel Woods officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Henry C. Ward, Jr., Robby Tyer, Aaron Ward, Alex Rowe, Emily Rowe, and Amanda Smith will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM this evening at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home.  Mr. Rowe was born May 10, 1928 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of the late Billie Matthew Rowe and Annie S. Cayton Rowe.  On November 11, 1948, he married Helen April Dixon, who survives.  He was a veteran of the US Navy.  Mr. Rowe was retired from National Spinning Company with 18 years of service.  He was exempt from the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department in Middlesex, NJ.  Survivors include his wife, Helen Dixon Rowe; one son, Billie A. Rowe of Washington; four daughters, Brenda Tyer and her husband, Robert, Jr. of Washington, Linda Horton and her husband, Thomas of Ayden, Ealine Rowe of Indianapolis, IN, and Catherine “Cathy” Smith and her husband, Anthony of Ayden; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and his special friend, Henry C. Ward, Sr.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Elaine Willis and Donnie Fulford.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, May 12, 2007)

Cathy Alisa Rowe

Cathy “Alisa” Rowe, age 41, a resident of 3717 N.C. 171 Hwy North, Washington, died Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at her home.  A graveside service will be held 1:00 pm Friday, August 22, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Eddie Bowen. Bill Casey, Billy Drake, Jason E. Buck, Bryant Buck, Mike Newman and Frankie Buck will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Rowe was born in Beaufort County on November 29, 1966. She was the daughter of Carolyn Ann Barrow Buck.  Survivors include her daughters, Brittany Erin Ellis and Brooke Annalyn Sullivan Rowe both of Washington; one brother, Jason Ray Buck of Simpson; one sister, Tammy Ellis of Merritt Island, Fla.; her mother, Carolyn Ann Barrow Buck of the home and her step father, Troy Lee Buck of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home, 3717 N.C. 171 Hwy North, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Rowe family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Charlie Lee Rowe

Charlie Lee Rowe, age 78, a resident of Pine Ln., Washington, NC, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 at his home. There will be a graveside celebration of his life with military honors at 2:30 pm, Wednesday, February 26 at the Rowe Family Cemetery, Blounts Creek, NC, officiated by Thomas Lee, Stephen Rowe and Robert Worthington. Special music will be provided by Debra Rowe, Jennifer Rowe and Amber Davis. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Washington 15th St. Church of God and other times at the home.  Charlie was born October 11, 1935 in Blounts Creek, NC son of the late Charlie Matthew and Malissa Jones Rowe. He served his country in the US Army and was a retired Civil Service employee at MCAS Cherry Point. Charlie was married to the former Esther Morris who survives. In his spare time, Charlie enjoyed working on antique tractors or loved refurbishing anything mechanical. He was a jack of all trades and a genius of a backyard engineer.  In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Stephen L. (Steve) Rowe and wife Debra of Delta, CO; his daughter, Elizabeth Rowe Conran and husband Terry of Farmville, NC; his grandchildren, Jennifer Hope Rowe of Delta, CO, Amber R. Davis of San Diego, CA, Hannah Elizabeth Conran of Farmville, NC and Justin Laird Conran of Raleigh, NC; and his great granddaughter, Addalyn Aurora Davis of San Diego, CA.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Earl Ray Rowe, Ab M. (Dick) Rowe and Jesse Rowe; and his sisters, Lola Galloway, Amanda R. Chancey and Ada R. Jones.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Danny Ferrell Rowe

Mr. Danny Ferrell Rowe, age 52, a resident of 9959 US Hwy 17 South, Chocowinity died on Monday July 23, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Funeral services for the Rowe family will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday July 26, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington conducted by Pastor Tad Tankard. The following will serve as pallbearers: Chris Chesson, Jules Woodard, Jeremy Ward, Christopher Spain, Luther Harvey and Nathan Brinn.  Mr. Rowe was born in Beaufort County on November 26, 1954 son of the late James Herbert Rowe and the late Peggy Joyce Ferrell and on December 5, 1998 he married Karen Lynn Wiggins who survives. Mr. Rowe paid tribute to his country by serving in the United States Army as an Aircraft Mechanic. Mr. Rowe retired as an airplane mechanic from NARF at Cherry Point in 1989 and he attended the Harvest Church  In addition to his wife, Mr. Rowe is survived by one daughter: Patty Lynn Rowe of Bath; two step daughters: Nicole Stocks Chesson of Washington and Blair Elizabeth Stocks of the home, three brothers: James Larry Rowe of Richlands, John Michael Rowe of Petersburg, VA, Jamie Van Rowe of Marshall Islands; and one grandchild; Christopher Caleb Chesson. He was preceded in death by one daughter; Shannon Rae Rowe and one brother; Timothy Kelly Rowe.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home 9959 US Hwy. 17 S. Chocowinity, NC 27817.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Rowe family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007)

Earl Ray Rowe

Mr. Earl Ray Rowe, age 84, (a resident 445 Flat Swamp Rd.), of Blounts Creek, NC, died Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Rowe Family Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Gary Lewis. The family will receive friends at the home of Linwood Rowe, 445 Flat Swamp Road, Blounts Creek.  Mr. Rowe was born on July 15, 1928 in Beaufort County to the late Charles and Malissa Jones Rowe. He was married to Doris Jones Rowe who preceded him in death in November of 2000. He was a lifelong farmer and was well known for raising sweet potatoes. Mr. Rowe attended New Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church in Blounts Creek.  Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Rowe and husband Jacky of Chocowinity, Susan Batchelor and husband Johnie of Warner Robins, Georgia; three sons, Linwood Rowe and wife Pat of Blounts Creek, Danny Rowe and wife Rickie of Conroe, Texas, Larry Rowe and wife Rita of Blounts Creek; a brother, Charlie Rowe of Washington; nine grandchildren, two step grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jessie Rowe, Ab “Dick” Rowe and three sisters, Amanda Chancey, Ada Jones and Lola Galloway.  A special thank you to his caregivers, his great grandson, Tristan Rowe and also to Sharon Kent, Marie Armstrong and Angie Sireci.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Rowe family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Emily Jeannette Elks Rowe

Emily Jeannette Elks Rowe, age 80, a resident of 1661 Mill Road, Chocowinity, NC died Wednesday June 23, 2010 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Friday June 25, 2010 at Trinity Episcopal Church of Chocowinity officiated by The Reverend Jeremiah Day. Interment will be in Trinity Memorial Garden.  Mrs. Rowe was born in Beaufort County on August 18, 1929 daughter of the late Charlie Mason Elks and the late Emily Jeannette Cox Elks. She was a graduate of Chocowinity High School. Mrs. Rowe married Archie Grey Rowe, Sr. on March 8, 1953 who preceded her in death on October 25, 2008. She was a homemaker and an avid member of Trinity Episcopal Church where she was involved in many functions of the church.  Survivors include a son: Archie Grey Rowe, Jr. of Chocowinity; two daughters: Terri A. Rowe of Chocowinity and Dona S. Rowe of Washington; a sister: Dora Swanner of Washington and five grandchildren: Travis A. Sheppard, Ashton G. Hamilton, Victoria B. Hamilton, Leah M. Rowe and Mason G. Rowe.  The family will receive friends during a vigil from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday June 24, 2010 at the home, located at 1661 Mill Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Rowe family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ethel Lewis Rowe

Mrs. Ethel Lewis Rowe, 92, formerly of Blounts Creek, died on July 16, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by minister Ray West.  Mrs. Rowe was born Dec. 15, 1913, to the late Richard and Ellen Clark Lewis and married Jacob Farel Rowe Sr. on Jan. 15, 1936. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1966. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Merle Webb of Roswell, Ga.; a brother, Vernon Lewis; and her sister, Annie Bell Craddock. Mrs. Rowe was a member of First Church of Christ in Washington.  Survivors include her son, Jacob Rowe Jr. of Chocowinity; daughter Reba Rowe of Alvin, Tx.; two brothers, Lloyd Lewis of Jacksonville and Linwood Lewis of Bradenton, Fla; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of Jacob and Linda Rowe, 99 E. Barr Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Rowe Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Monday, July 17, 2006)

George Allen Rowe

Mr. George Allen, “G.A.” Rowe, age 72, a resident of 1417 G.A. Landing, Blounts Creek, NC died Saturday December 18, 2010 at the Beaufort County Medical Center of Washington.  A graveside funeral will be held 2:30 PM Tuesday December 21, 2010 at the Esau Rowe Cemetery officiated by Pastor David Linton.  Mr. Rowe was born in Beaufort County on November 5, 1938 son of the late George Bryan Rowe and the late Minnie Gray Brantley Rowe. He was not just a jack of all trades but the master of many. Mr. Rowe was an excellent mechanic and had worked at the former Texas Gulf, Singer Furniture and was a commercial fisherman.  Survivors include a dearly loved companion: Jeannie Jones of the home; a son: Raymond Rowe and his wife Sherri of Blounts Creek; two daughters: Connie Martin and her husband Gary of Blounts Creek and Beulah Anderson and her husband Kenny of Dudley, NC; a sister: Opal Nixon of Blounts Creek; a step sister: Maxine Kinnion of Blounts Creek; a step brother: George Boyd of Blounts Creek; twelve grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Mr. Rowe was preceded in death by a son: Joe Rowe.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joseph Lee Rowe, Sr.

Joseph Lee “Joe” Rowe, Sr., age 49, a resident of 1515 Sparrows Bay Road, Blounts Creek, NC died Sunday September 12, 2010. A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday September 15, 2010 at the Esau Rowe Family Cemetery officiated by Pastor David Linton. Pallbearers will be Allen Martin, Steven Martin, Brandon Martin, Johnny Hooker, Travis Martin and Jamie McKibben.  Joe was born in Beaufort County on April 9, 1961 son of George Allen Rowe and Derita Bland Rowe Chauncey. He attended Aurora High School and married the former Mary Tiffiny Jackson who survives. He was a pipe fitter and welder with CMF of Aurora. Joe’s biggest love was his family, then he loved hunting, Blounts Creek and the Pamlico River where he spent many hours fishing and crabbing.  Surviving along with Joseph’s wife Tiffiny of the home are two sons: Joseph Lee Rowe, Jr. of Roper and Jacob Lee Rowe of Ahoskie; a daughter: Tiffany Paige Rowe of the home; his father: George Allen Rowe of Blounts Creek; his mother: Derita Rowe Chauncey of Blounts Creek; a brother: Raymond Rowe of Blounts Creek and two sisters: Connie Martin and her husband Gary of Blounts Creek and Beulah Anderson and her husband Kenny of Dudley.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday September 14, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of his mother located at 350 Sparrows Bay Road, Blounts Creek, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Rowe family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lacey Wayland Rowe, Sr.

Mr. Lacey Wayland Rowe, Sr., age 63, a resident of 15333 NC Hwy. 33 E., Blounts Creek, died Monday, June 6, 2011 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.  Memorial services will be 1:00 pm Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church and will be conducted by Ottis Cox and Rev. Chuck Owens.  Mr. Rowe was born in Beaufort County on April 12, 1948 to the late Thurston Hubert and Rosetta Lewis Rowe and was a 1966 graduate of Aurora High School. On January 7, 1967 he married Deborah Carrow who survives. He was a lab foreman with PCS where he retired in 1995 after 28 years of service.  Survivors include his wife of the home, Deborah C. Rowe; two sons, Lacey Wayland Rowe, Jr. of Wilmar, Travis Rowe and wife Kimberly of Blounts Creek; two brothers, William Rowe and wife Barbara of Blounts Creek, Calvin Rowe and wife Bertha of Blounts Creek; two sisters, Judy Harding of Grimesland, Lois Lewis and husband Garland of Blounts Creek; five grandchildren, Jaime Rowe, Brittany Green, Austin Rowe, Joshua Rowe, Reilly Rowe and one great grand daughter, Kaeleigh Green. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ervin Rowe.  The family will receive friends from12:00 noon until the funeral hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Rowe family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Malcolm Price Rowe

Mr. Malcolm Price Rowe, age 81, a resident of 290 N. 7th St. Aurora, died Thursday, September 06, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be conducted by Mike Hoffman. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 10:00 am until 10:45 am at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Mr. Rowe was born in Beaufort County on July 17, 1931 to the late John Small Rowe and Myrtle Warren Rowe. On December 30, 1948 he married Pauline Elizabeth Brantley who preceded him in death on February 2, 2011. He was a graduate of Aurora High School, member of Aurora Baptist Church and owned Rowe’s Appliance of Aurora.  Survivors include two children: Malcolm Price Rowe, Jr. and wife Nancy of Washington, NC and Deborah Saunders and husband Kirby of Wilson, NC, one sister: Patsy Rowe Bundy of Short Hills, NJ, sister-in-law: Sallie Brantley of Aurora, NC, four grandchildren: Stacy Brooks and husband Milton of Washington, NC, Katie Clark and husband Joel of Knightdale, NC, Lauren Rowe of Greenville, NC and Lindsay Gurganus and husband Russ of Washington, NC, two great grandchildren: Alexis and Bryson Brooks of Washington, NC and two nieces: Anne Long of Washington, NC and Carolyn Ewing of Cary, NC. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Rowe family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Pauline Elizabeth Brantley Rowe

Mrs. Pauline Elizabeth Brantley Rowe, age 80, a resident of 400 Seventh Street, Aurora died Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A graveside service will be held 2:30PM Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 1:00PM -2:00PM at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Mrs. Rowe was born in Beaufort County on November 4, 1930 daughter of the late George Ernest and Minnie Elizabeth Brantley. On December 30, 1948, she married Malcolm Price Rowe, Sr., who survives. Mrs. Rowe was an avid golfer, loved gardening and bird watching. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Rowe was a member of Aurora Baptist Church.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rowe is survived by two children: Malcolm Price Rowe, Jr. and wife Nancy of Washington, NC and Deborah Saunders and husband Kirby of Wilson, NC, one brother: Keith Brantley and wife Sallie of Aurora, NC, four grandchildren: Stacy Brooks and husband Milton of Washington, NC, Katie Clark and husband Joel of Knightdale, NC, Lauren Rowe of Greenville, NC and Lindsay Gurganus and husband Russ of Washington, NC, two great grandchildren: Alexis and Bryson Brooks of Washington, NC and two nieces: Anne Long of Washington, NC and Carolyn Ewing of Cary, NC.  Mrs. Rowe is preceded in death by a sister: Zelda Brantley.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Rowe family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Muriel Frances Gee Roy

Mrs. Muriel Frances Gee Roy, age 83, of River Bend Apartments, River Road, Washington, died on Thursday, May 13, 2010.  She was a retired employee of the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources and an active member of Mother of Mercy Church where she was a past Eucharistic minister and a member of the Parish Council.  Muriel was a former long-time member of the Beaufort County Hospital Volunteer’s Association and was involved in the Angel Program with the Beaufort County Schools. She was a certified literacy volunteer and was also formerly a mentor in GED classes at Beaufort County Community College. She enjoyed family, friends, bowling and reading. Favorite times were spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a native of Corning, N.Y., and the daughter of the late Harry Edwin Gee and Pauline B. Gee. The family moved to Portland, Maine, during her childhood. She attended the University of Maine in Orono and was graduated from Nasson College in Springvale, Maine. She had been a resident of Washington since 1955 and loved living near the river and the beach.  She married Gerard A. Roy in 1948. He died in a plane crash on March 20, 1964. A son, Martin Peter Roy, preceded her in death on December 18, 1994.  Muriel is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. David Howdy (Julie) of Washington; a son and daughter-in-law David Roy and his wife Brenda of Gallatin, Tn.; a sister Barbara Chellis of Cape Elizabeth, Me; four grandchildren, David Roy, Jr. and wife Rebecca of Cordova, Tn., Wendy Roy Cram and husband Christian, of Atlanta, Ga., Jennifer Howdy and Kati Howdy; three great-grandchildren; Katelynn Roy, Taylor Roy and Evan Cram.  A Memorial Mass in Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 2:00PM at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church officiate by Father M. Arturo Cabra. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. David Howdy, at 943 Swan Point Reef Road in Washington on Friday May 14, 2010 from 5:00-7:00PM.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Gladys Collins Rozer

Mrs. Gladys Collins Rozer, 91, of 113 W. 7th St., Washington, N.C., died Jan. 9, 2011. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church. Pastors Darryl Evans and Lee Kinney will officiate. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Rozer was the daughter of the late Tom and Marnie Collins. She was born on Sept. 1, 1919. She peacefully passed after a courageous battle with renal failure.  She was truly a God-fearing woman who was steadfast in her beliefs. Gladys attended the public school of Washington, N.C. She was a long-standing member of the Beebe Memorial CME Church. She was married to the late John Rozer.  “Miss Gladys,” as she was affectionately known, was hard-working, loyal and dedicated lady. She served the Singleton and Rodman families, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Peele, and she proudly nurtured the children at First Presbyterian Church’s nursery.  Gladys was a strong, determined, energetic, outspoken and spunky lady. Her characteristics were creative. You would see this in her stylish dressing, well-appointed home and in her delicious cooked and served meals.  She never really met a stranger, and the most gratifying of all her traits was her God-given ability to be a mother to a “village of children.”  She is survived by her daughter, Paul Rozer; three grandchildren, Mason “Alex” Brown. Lauryn Brown and Phillip Matthew Brown; her children in Christ; the Singleton family and Ellen Hathaway (Curtis) and her children; four sisters, Marietta C. Smith, Bernice Collins, Martha C. Anderson (Walter) and Alice C. William; a brother, James Collins (Beverly); a devoted nephew, Hughie “Eddie” Wilder III; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Mr. and Mrs. Gray Riddick, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Brothers and Deana Patterson.  The family will receive friends at the home. A public viewing at the funeral home will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. today.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, N.C.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, January 15, 2011)

Christopher Joel Rudd

Christopher Joel “CJ” Rudd, age 18, a resident of 123 Highway 33 West, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital resulting from injuries in a car accident.  A memorial service for CJ will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, May 29, 2009 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Mike Huppmann officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the home.  CJ was born May 10, 1991 in Jackson County, FL.  He was the son of Joel and Cindi Rudd.  CJ attended Southside High School.  He had many friends and was loved by everyone whose life he touched.  He dreamed of seeing the world.  CJ is survived by his parents, Joel and Cindi Rudd of Chocowinity; one sister, Leigha Rudd of Chocowinity; and maternal grandparents, S.E. Taylor and Ruth Taylor of FL.  CJ was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, the Rev. A.E. Rudd, Jr. and Shirley Rudd.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, May 29, 2009)

Frances Kugler Rumley

Mrs. Frances Kugler “Franke” Rumley, age 66, a resident of 404 Kugler Kamp Road, Hawkins Beach, Washington, died Friday, January 2, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church, Washington conducted by Rev. Darryl Evans.  Mrs. Rumley was born in Washington, N.C. on April 1, 1942. She was the daughter of the late Frank Cannon Kugler, Jr. and Viola Freeman Kugler. Mrs. Rumley graduated from Washington High School. She attended Salem College and graduated from East Carolina College in 1965. On August 8, 1965, she married Lee Stewart Rumley.  For the next 30 years, Mrs. Rumley was a dedicated military wife and mother. They lived in Elizabeth City, NC, Pensacola, FL, Corpus Christi, TX, Port Angeles, Washington, Washington, D.C., Mobile, AL, and Borinquen, Puerto Rico. The Rumleys retired in 1995 and moved back to Washington, N.C.  Mrs. Rumley was very active in the Presbyterian church wherever she lived. She served as a deacon at the Spring Hill Presbyterian Church in Mobile, Alabama. She was a member of the Circles of the church. Mrs. Rumley was very talented and artistic. She used those talents to start the Banner program at the First Presbyterian Church.  Survivors include her husband, L. Stewart Rumley of the home; two daughters, Mary Charlotte “Crickett” Rumley of Los Angeles, CA, Vail Stewart Rumley and her husband, Chris Nappi of Washington; twin sons, Lee Kugler Rumley, William Stewart Rumley and his wife, Kim all of Camby, Indiana; a granddaughter, Lily Frances Rumley of Camby, Indiana; two sisters, Vail Kugler Hawkins and Reid Kugler Solomon both of Hawkins Beach, Washington and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rumley was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Kugler Ross.  The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 404 Kugler Kamp Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Rumley family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, January 3, 2009)

Charles W. Russ

Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Charles Wilson Russ died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997, at Cypress Fairbanks Hospital.  Born in Washington, N.C., Nov. 5, 1915, the son of the late Charles Wilson Russ and Lillian McMasters Warren Russ, he is survived by his wife, Mary Kadlec Russ; his sister, Helena Russ Harris of Radford, Va.; his son, Charles Wilson Russ III, and wife, Betsy, of Virginia Beach; daughter, Carolyn Russ Wallis, and husband, Dave, of Cypress, Texas; a stepson, John Edward Morgan, and wife, Fredrica, of Virginia Beach; stepdaughter, Pattie-Sue Bissett Keene of Cypress; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Lt. Cmdr. Russ served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict and World War II, retiring from the Naval Reserve with the rank of lieutenant commander Nov. 5, 1975. A former resident of Norfolk/Virginia Beach, where he was an active member of Thalia United Methodist Church, he moved to Northern Virginia, where he retired as a revenue officer with the Internal Revenue Service in 1980. Relocating to Merritt Island, Fla., he was a member of the Retired Officers Association, the U.S. Power Squadron and Grace United Methodist Church. Health needs led him to the Houston area in 1995, where he joined Lakewood United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at noon Monday with service following at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C., with Dr. Jerry House of Lakewood United Methodist Church of Houston. Burial with military rites will be in the family site at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. Friends and family will be received at the home of Charles Wilson Russ III from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 1, 1997; pg. B7)

Lanny Beryl Russ

Mr. Lanny Beryl Russ, age 62, a resident of Walstonburg, NC and a former resident of Belhaven died Tuesday July 10, 2012 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.  A funeral service will be held 11 AM Friday July 13, 2012 at West Belhaven Church of Christ officiated by Bob Beltz. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mr. Russ was born in Beaufort County on October 6, 1949 son of the late Edward Beryl Russ and Ora Mae Sawyer Russ who survives. He was a 1967 graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School. Mr. Russ was a carpenter and worked in the family business, Russ Builders. He was a member of Bayview Golf Club and a member of West Belhaven Church of Christ.  Surviving along with Mr. Russ’ mother Ora Mae Russ of Belhaven are two daughters: Tracy R. Cale and her husband Jeff of Walstonburg and Robin R. Voliva and her husband Frank of Belhaven; one sister: Marilyn Russ Wallace of Pinetown; three brothers: Edward Wayne Russ of Bath, Thomas Gray Russ of Tampa, FL and Ronald Lloyd Russ of Pinetown; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Thursday July 12, 2012 at West Belhaven Church of Christ and other times at the home of Mr. Russ’ mother, Ora Mae Russ, 1060 West Main St., Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Russ family.

Sallie Midgette Russ

Ms. Sally Midgette “Hylan” Russ, age 86, a resident of 50 Swamp Road, Pantego, died Saturday, January 28, 2012 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00a.m. Tuesday at Belhaven Community Cemetery, Belhaven, NC conducted by Derik Davis.  Ms. Russ, who was known mostly by her nickname “Hylan”, was born in Hyde County on July 25, 1925 daughter of the late Charles Mann Midgette and Addie Brinn Midgette. She was married to James Hilton Russ, who preceded her in death in 1979. Ms. Russ was a homemaker who worked hard to provide a good home for her five children.  Ms. Russ is survived by her sons: Charles M. Russ, James H. Russ, Jr., Thomas N. Russ and Julian M. Russ all of Pantego, NC, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, Ms. Russ is preceded in death by a daughter: Gail Russ, three brothers: Norfleet Midgette, Julian M. Midgette and Alva H. Half Midgette and four sisters: Evy Midgette, Flossie M. Jones, Amy Ratcliff and Clearine Doscher.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Russ family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Betty Miller Russell

Betty Miller Russell, 79, a homemaker, died Jan. 12, 1993, in Virginia Beach.  Mrs. Russell was born in Washington, N.C., and was the widow of Clark Baker Russell. She was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church of Norfolk. Survivors include a daughter, Ann Hux Johnson of Norfolk; a son, Joseph C. Russell of Kill Devil Hills; two sisters, Annie Clyde M. Wilson of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Harriet M. Moore of Staunton, Va.; two brothers, George W. Miller of Virginia Beach and Thomas I. Miller of Hampton; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, by the Rev. D. Michael Houff of Warrenton, Va. The family will be at the home of Mrs. Ann H. Johnson. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – January 14, 1993; pg. D4)

Addie Geneva Singleton Rutledge

Mrs. Addie Geneva Singleton Rutledge, age 79, a resident of 1038 Old Bath Highway, Washington, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Ridgewood Manor in Washington.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, conducted by Rev. Carolyn Pilgrim.  Mrs. Rutledge was born in Stokes, N.C. on October 27, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Robert Palmer Singleton and Addie Louvenia Griffin Singleton. Mrs. Rutledge was a homemaker, foster parent and operated a day care center out of her home. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, the Women’s Society of the church, the Fannie Crosby Circle and sang in the Church Choir as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Rutledge was also a member of the “Good Time Girls Lunch Club”. She was a former member of the Beaufort County Grange.  On July 6, 1947, Mrs. Rutledge married Thomas DeWitt Rutledge, Sr., who passed away November 20, 2001.  Mrs. Rutledge is survived by her son, Thomas D. “Tommy” Rutledge, Jr. of Washington; her daughter, Lou R. Waters and husband, Jimmie of Washington; sister, Idonia Andrews of Washington; son in law, Larry Perry of Washington; 10 grandchildren, Leslie Dwyer, Allison Gay, Penny Adams, Brett Perry, Kevin Rutledge, Gilbert Rutledge, Crystal Woolard, Jimmie Waters, Jr., Shelia Bowden, Sarah Radcliff and 14 great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Rutledge was preceded in death by a daughter, Dena Rutledge Perry and a grandson, Larry Wayne Perry.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friday, April 2, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Rutledge family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, April 3, 2010)

Pocahontas Lanier Rutledge

Mrs. Pocahontas Lanier Rutledge, 84, a resident of Washington, NC died Wednesday July 31, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.  A graveside memorial service will be held 2 PM Saturday August 3, 2013 at the Lanier Family Cemetery of Washington.  Mrs. Rutledge was born in Beaufort County on July 11, 1929 daughter of the late Leonard Brunson Lanier and the late Julia Frankie Williams Lanier. She was a 1947 graduate of Washington High School. On November 21, 1956 she married Harold Wilburn Rutledge who survives. Mrs. Rutledge dedicated her life to being a homemaker for her family and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Washington.  Surviving along with Mrs. Rutledge’s husband Harold of the home is a daughter: Janis R. Trimm and a son: Dale Wilburn Rutledge both of Washington and two sisters: Sarah L. Phillips of Nashville, NC, and Julia L. Leggett of Washington. Mrs. Rutledge was predeceased by two brothers: John Calvin Lanier and Brunson Williams Lanier and four sisters: Mabel L. Everett, Alva Wilson Lanier, Mary L. Steele and Ethel Hodges.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Friday August 2, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Rutledge family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

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