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Irene Browney Cahoon Sigmon

Mrs. Irene Browney Cahoon Sigmon, age 96, a former resident of Beaufort County, left this world for her heavenly reward on February 3, 2010 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness, FL.  A celebration of Mrs. Sigmon’s life will be 3 p.m. Saturday February 6, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington, officiated by her grandson Rodney Rowland. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Grandsons and other family members will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Sigmon was born in Beaufort County on October 28, 1913, daughter of the late William Thomas Browney and the late Hymie Elizabeth Stubbs Browney. She was preceded in death by husbands Hosea W. Cahoon and Walter S. Sigmon. Mrs. Sigmon was a homemaker and a former member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church.  Mrs. Sigmon was a bold lady in sharing her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and always had a great desire to lead others to the assurance of eternal life with Him. 1 John 5:13!  Survivors include a son: Alfred Eugene Cahoon and wife Christine of Grantsboro; a daughter: Clara C. Barkley and husband Dick of Inverness, FL; two step-children: Deree S. Dale of Matthews, NC and Glenn Sigmon of Rudyard, MI; seven grandchildren; four step grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour on Saturday February 6, 2010 at the funeral home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve Mrs. Sigmon’s family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, February 5, 2010)

Allen Randolph  Sikes

Allen Randolph Sikes died on April 22, 2014 at his home in Bath. Born on May 25, 1940 in Hamilton, North Carolina, Allen was the son of Raymond Leroy Sikes and Audrey Alligood and lived at the home of his loving aunt, Mrs. Annie Rae Sikes Jefferson Allen.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, April 25, 2014 in the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington officiated by Cleve Edwards and Dennis R. Davis. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Gary Sikes, Ray Sikes, Wayne Sikes, Billy Boyd, Adam Sullivan, David Sikes, James Russell Boyd, and Bennie Ambrose. Honorary pallbearers will be the Bath Ruritan Club members.  Allen graduated from Bath High School in 1958. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army and served honorably overseas. During his military service, Allen married the love of his life, Donna Ormond, also of Bath, in 1963.  Allen was a successful business owner and recently retired as owner of A&D WaterCare of Washington, which he operated with Donna from 1988 until retirement in 2012. Allen repeatedly received accolades for his work ethic and sales expertise, and he was named salesman of the year for the national company several times. Allen was also an active member of the Bath Ruritan Club and supported many civic activities. Ever caring about his fellow man, Allen sought to mentor and assist others throughout his life. Allen was a member of Athens Chapel Church of Christ and attended Everett’s Church of Christ.  Allen loved his family and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife Donna, his daughter LeRae Sikes Umfleet, her husband Wayne Christopher Umfleet and their sons Alexander Chadwick and Fletcher Harrison who will miss their PaDaddy greatly.  Allen also left behind a large circle of friends and family who will celebrate his life, including brother Earl and wife Norma of Kensington, Maryland, brother Lindsay and wife Sandra of Washington, and sister Marie Welch of Neptune Beach, Florida. Allen was preceded in death by his brother David Daniel Sikes and sister Audrey Leigh Boyd.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Sikes family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lee Thomas Sikes

Mr. Lee Thomas Sikes, 49, of 115 Sparta Way, New Bern, died Sunday, June 15, 2008 at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern.  A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, June 19, 2008 at the Cutler Family Cemetery, Washington, NC.  Heath Willard, Dwayne Willard, John Cutler, Carl Woolard, Derek Woolard, and Mike Lassiter will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington and other times at the home of his sister, Vida Sikes Cutler, 8680 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Lee was born August 13, 1958 in Jacksonville, FL.  He was the son of Nora Frances Davenport Gurkins and the late David Daniel Sikes, Sr.  He was a 1976 graduate of Bath High School. Lee was employed for the past three years as a project manager for Brygde and Lee, Inc. of New Bern.  He was married to Julie Mae Sowards Sikes on October 3, 2007.  Lee was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  Survivors include his wife, Julie S. Sikes; his children, Serena Sikes of Willow Springs, NC, Johnnie Lee Sikes of Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, AK and their mother, Tina Hoffman Sikes of Willow Springs, NC, and Matthew Edens of the home; three sisters, Vida Sikes Cutler and husband, Mitchell of Washington, NC, Elaine Sikes Tigchelaar and husband, James of Washington, NC, and Renee Sikes DeSouza of Grant, AL; one brother, David Daniel Sikes, Jr. and wife, Marilyn of Lawton, OK; and two grandchildren.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, June 19, 2008)

Archie Silverthrone

VIRGINIA BEACH – Archie Silverthorne, 86, died December 10, 2013. Mr. Silverthorne was born in Belhaven, NC to the late Obediah and Rosa Myers Silverthorne. He was a patriot and a veteran of WWII, having proudly served In Algiers. Mr. Silverthorne served as a deputy sheriff and in the higher constable's office in the city of Virginia Beach. He enjoyed life serving as a deacon at Blackwater Baptist Church, also hunting, fishing, gardening and sharing life with family and friends. Mr. Silvethorne was predeceased by his wife, Ella Gray Silverthorne; two children, Michael Silverthorne and Deborah Saunders; and a sister, Elizabeth Phipps.  Left to cherish his memory are children, Douglas Silverthorne of VA Beach and Cheryl Shirley and husband Curtis of VA Beach; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6:00 until 7:30pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 Battlefield Blvd, S., Chesapeake. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2:30pm at the funeral home with Pastor Greg Hammer officiating. Burial following at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  (Altmeyer Funeral Home)  Kindly submitted by Janet Ford

Eliza Annie Vick Silverthrone

Mrs. Eliza Annie Vick Silverthorne, age 89, of 1660 W. 5th St., Lot 14, Washington, died Sunday, April 6, 2008 at her home. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be officiated by Captain Kenny Griffin. Mrs. Silverthorne was born in Pitt Co. on October 2, 1918 to the late Jim and Sudie Campbell Vick. She married Dave A. Silverthorne who preceded her in death on August 7, 1975. She was employed by Hamilton Beach, Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army. She was a member of the Salvation Army Church and a member of the Home League of the Salvation Army where she received a membership pin for 35 years of service. Survivors include 1 son: David Silverthorne and his wife Polly of Chocowinity, 2 daughters: Faye Bryant and husband Andrew of Greenville, Sudie Cox and husband Roland of Washington, 1 brother: Norris Vick of Elgin, SC, 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter; Ida Pearl Beacham and 4 brothers. The family received friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home, 1660 W. 5th St., Lot 14, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Silverthorne family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, April 8, 2008)

Frank Allen Silverthrone

Mr. Frank Allen Silverthorne, age 48, a resident of 244 Shady Banks Beach Rd., Washington, died Monday April 27, 2009.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday April 29, 2009 at First Christian Church of Washington and will be conducted by Dr. Michael Price and Rev. Amanda Hesbach. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Jesse Ray Dail, Milton Ray Dail, Jr., Gilbert Thomas Silverthorne Tanner, Jon Thomas Booker, Edward Warren Boyd, Raymond Lee Latham, Jr., James William Meier and Troy Cecil Dees will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Silverthorne was born in Forsyth County on August 3, 1960 to Dr. Ray Guilford Silverthorne who survives and Lell Rankin Gooch Silverthorne who preceded Frank in death on August 27, 1997. He was a graduate of Washington High School, Class of 1978 and East Carolina University. He attended Atlantic Christian College and the Carolina School of Broadcasting. He was employed with WFXI and WITN. Mr. Silverthorne was a member of First Christian Church of Washington.  Survivors include his father, Dr. Ray G. Silverthorne and his step mother Hilda P. Silverthorne, one brother, Ray G. Silverthorne, Jr. and wife Courtney of Vanceboro, three sisters, Betty Faye Dail and husband Milton of Washington, Patricia Lammers and husband Gary of Cincinnati, OH, Connie Tanner and husband Tom of King George, VA, and several nieces and nephews, Jesse Dail and wife Casey, Milton Dail Jr., Robert Dail, Rebecca Dail, Lell Lammers, Ruth Lammers, Mary Grace Lammers, Erin Tanner, Gil Tanner, Ray Celeste Tanner and Anna Beth Tanner.  The family received friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Silverthorne family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, April 29, 2009)

Hilda Pinkham Silverthrone

Mrs. Hilda Pinkham Silverthorne, age 93, a resident of 244 Shady Banks Beach Road, Washington, NC died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Dr. Michael Price.  Mrs. Silverthorne was born in Beaufort County on October 4, 1919 to the late Aaron Taylor Pinkham and Mamie Roberson Pinkham. On November 6, 1999, she married Dr. Ray G. Silverthorne, who survives. Mrs. Silverthorne was a member of First Christian Church, where she was active with the Christian Women’s Fellowship.  In addition to her husband, of the home, Mrs. Silverthorne is survived by her step children: Betty Faye Dail and husband Milton of Washington, NC, Patricia Lammers and husband Gary of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ray G. Silverthorne, Jr. and wife Courtney of Vanceboro, NC and Connie Tanner and husband Tom of King George, Va., step grandchildren: Jesse Dail, Milton Dail, Jr., Robert Dail, Rebecca Dail, Lell Lammers, Ruth Lammers, Mary Lammers, Erin Tanner, Gil Tanner, Ray Celeste Tanner and Anna Beth Tanner.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Silverthorne was preceded in death by a stepson: Frank Silverthorne.  The family will receive friends Friday, June 28, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Silverthorne family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Holly Woodall Silverthrone

Ms. Holly Woodall Silverthorne, 55, of 113 Jack St. No. 26, Washington, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Ms. Silverthorne was born in Craven County on Feb. 27, 1953. She was the daughter of Anne Andrews Woodall of Chatham, Va., and the late Harry Woodall. She was a high school graduate and worked for many years as a cook. She was married to Henry Silverthorne, who survives.  Survivors include two daughters, Aletha Rice and Catherine Sanchez, both of Washington; and two sisters, Wendy Rigney of Chatham, Va., and Mary Carpenter of Fayetteville.  Arrangements are by Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, September 11, 2008)

Ray Guilford Silverthrone

Dr. Ray Guilford Silverthorne, age 94, a resident of Shady Banks Beach Road in Washington, NC died Friday, May 9, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services will be at held 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Washington, conducted by Rev. Ray Gooch and Rev. Chad Penhorwood. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Milton Dail, Gary Lammers, Tom Tanner, Jesse Dail, Milton Dail Jr., and Robert Dail.  Dr. Silverthorne was born in Washington on March 13, 1920. He was the son of the late James Monroe Silverthorne and Willie Gurganus Silverthorne. Dr. Silverthorne graduated from Atlantic Christian College in 1941, as well as from Lexington Theological Seminary. He pursued the ministry full-time from 1942-1945, serving several churches in Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia. While he wanted to be both a minister and a doctor, he decided he could do more for humanity as a physician and he enrolled at Wake Forest University. Dr. Silverthorne graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1951 and moved to Washington, D.C. where he completed his internship at Gallinger Municipal Hospital. Following his internship, he returned to North Carolina, completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bowman Gray. He then served as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps, with duty at West Point, NY.  Dr. Silverthorne came to Washington in 1958 and opened his office at 408 East 12th street. As an obstetrician and gynecologist, he practiced medicine for 34 years and delivered 10,279 babies, including his two oldest grandsons.  Dr. Silverthorne is a past Trustee of Atlantic Christian College, a member and elder emeritus of the First Christian Church in Washington and member of Tau Tribe #18, Improved Order of Redmen. He was instrumental in establishing the Tideland Mental Health Center, and for his efforts the Ray G. Silverthorne Crisis Center bears his name.  In 1951, Dr. Silverthorne married the former Lell Gooch, who preceded him in death in 1997. Later he married the former Hilda Pinkham, who died in 2013.  Dr. Silverthorne is survived by his children, Betty Faye Dail and husband, Milton of Washington, Patricia S. Lammers and husband, Gary of Cincinnati, OH, Ray G. Silverthorne Jr. and wife, Courtney of Vanceboro, and Connie S. Tanner and husband, Tom of King George, VA; 11 grandchildren, Jesse Dail and wife Casey, Milton Dail, Jr., Robert Dail, Rebecca Dail, Lell Lammers, Ruth Lammers, Mary Grace Lammers, Erin Tanner, Gil Tanner, Ray Celeste Tanner, and Anna Beth Tanner and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents and his spouses, Dr. Silverthorne was preceded in death by a son, Frank Allen Silverthorne; a brother, Jimmy Silverthorne; and two sisters, Winifred Buchheit and Elizabeth Lynch.  The family would like to thank the care givers who helped care for Dr. Silverthorne over the past years: Teresa Cobb, Janice Pittman, Syreeta Johnson, Gail Asby, and Samantha Riffert.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Monday, May 12, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the Silverthorne home at Shady Banks.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Silverthorne family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Sam Lee Silverthrone

Sam Lee “Tommy” Silverthorne, age 68, a resident of 7664 US 17 North, Washington, died Thursday, September 27, 2012 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington officiated by Rev. Robert Jacob. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. His sons will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Silverthorne was born July 23, 1944, son of the late Sam and Laura Mae Woolard Silverthorne.  This is a tribute to a great man, wonderful father and my best friend and a friend to all. Sam, or Tommy, as some knew him always had a very high spirit in life and for helping others. He never hesitated to help anyone, even at his own expense. Often he was taken advantage of but he just kept going and held his head high and continued to help others. Towards the end of his life, he saw results of his distinct and wonderful personality with the kindness of strangers. Strangers that he never helped before but that were drawn to help him because of his good hearted nature. Throughout his life he has touched so many lives that were better through laughter. One thing most notable about Sam was his desire to make others smile and laugh. Everyone that knew him liked him and that tells the character of a man. Sam was just that, a man. A man can be defined by many terms but is ultimately defined by the individual themselves. Sam was the type of man who took what God and life placed on him and made the best of it. Through a lot of his life, Sam really strived to help his ex-wife, her mother, his girlfriend, his sons and others that he could help. One of his favorite things was to have family gathered or go out to eat together. Sam’s life ended on September 27, 2012 and is a great loss to the world. His old world ways and smile and a handshake will be lost in time now, only surviving in memories. Dad you are the best father and we will all miss you dearly forever. Peace be with you and one day we will reunite again. God bless you and all you have given to others. You will always be loved.  Mr. Silverthorne is survived by his sons: Sam Lee Silverthorne, Jr. of Biloxi MS; Charlie Ray Silverthorne and wife Lisa of Jamesville; Thomas Lee Silverthorne and wife Becky of Washington; Bobby Nelson Silverthorne and wife Cathy of Washington and Jamie Timothy Silverthorne and wife Amy of Greenville; his brothers: Marvin “Buddy” Silverthorne and wife Deloris of Greenville; Turner Silverthorne and wife Sandy of Washington and Johnny Silverthorne of Washington; his sister: Mary Jo Williams of Washington; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.  The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 PM on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and at the home following the service on Sunday.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Silverthorne family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Barbara Ann Leggett Simmons

Mrs. Barbara Ann Leggett Simmons, 42, of 9 Perwinkle Court, and formerly of Washington, N.C., died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, N.C.  A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at Deeper Life Ministries Church, Washington, N.C. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Simmons was born December 13, 1959 in Beaufort County, daughter of Hannah Mae Moore Leggett and the late John Lodge. She attended Beaufort County Schools graduated from Washington High School, Class of 1978. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Elizabeth City State University in May 1982. Her career path began with the City of Greensboro Police Department as a Police Officer, Chief of Police at Bennett College, Greensboro; at her death, she was a trainer for Bank of America, Greensboro. She was past president of the Gate City Chapter North State Law Enforcement Officers Association, PTA President at Alderman Elementary School, member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Alpha Rho Chapter, and an honorary member of North State Law Enforcement Officers Association Gate City Chapter. She was a member of Faith Harvest Fellowship Church, Greensboro.  She was married to Kenneth R. Simmons who preceded her in death on February 17, 1995.  Survivors include one son, Christopher R. Simmons of Greensboro; mother, Hannah Moore Leggett, of Washington, N.C.; four sisters, Earrah L. Coward of Chocowinity, Anna M. Allen, Betty L. Harris and Patricia L. Ore, all of Washington, N.C.; three brothers, Redden Leggett of Bath, Henry Mack Leggett and Samuel Earl Leggett, both of Washington, N.C. She was preceded in death by a brother, Walter R. Leggett.  Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Randolph Funeral Home Chapel, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, N.C. and other times at the home of her mother, Mrs. Hannah Leggett, 4943 Hwy. 17 North, Leggett Road, Washington, N.C.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 North Bonner Street, Washington, N.C.  (Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC) – July 19, 2002)

Katherine Bright Simmons

Katherine Bright Simmons, 50, of 975 Main Street, Swan Quarter died on Friday, February 22, 2008, at home.  Born in Beaufort County, June 11, 1957, she was the daughter of Lenora R. Bright and the late John Lenford Bright. She and her husband owned and operated the former Mattamuskeet Inn for some twenty years, was a former member of the Board of Directors of Greater Hyde County Chamber of Commerce and a member of Fairfield United Methodist Church. She was an avid gardener and had a special love for flowers.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the family plot in Mount Olive Church of Christ Cemetery in the Ponzer Community. Pastors Valerie Ballance and Richard Smartnick will officiate.  Surviving are her husband, Joseph “Joey” Leslie Simmons IV; her mother, Lenora “Nonie” R. Bright of the home; a son, Joseph “Jay” Leslie Simmons V of Fairfield; a daughter, Averi E. Simmons of Greenville; two sisters, Beverly B. Meekins and husband Michael of Engelhard and Debra B. Webb of Knightdale.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter on Saturday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home of her mother, 975 Main Street, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, February 23, 2008)

Marie O'Neal Simpkins

Mrs. Marie O’Neal Simpkins, age 63, a resident of 57 Nance Lane, Washington, NC died Monday November 12, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Friday November 16, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory officiated by Bishop Ernest Bowes. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Tom Winslow, Tommy Douglas, Johnnie O’Neal, James Carver, Sam Brinn and Michael Harding will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Simpkins was born in Pitt County, daughter of the late Johnny William O’Neal, Sr. and the late Annie Viola Jones O’Neal. She attended Beaufort County and Pitt County Schools before she married Jimmy Ray Simpkins on November 14, 1965 who survives. Mrs. Simpkins was an inventory manager with Collins & Aikman of Farmville before her retirement. She was a member of Snowd Branch Church of God.  Survivors include Mrs. Simpkins’ husband Jimmy of the home; a daughter: Tammy Ann Simpkins of Washington; a grandson: Shane Nevin Dawkins of Winston Salem; a great granddaughter: Isabella Willow Dawkins of Winston Salem; a brother: Thomas Wayne O’Neal of Summerville, SC; a sister: Gloria Jean Ludwig of Hubert, NC; Mrs. Simpkins was predeceased by three brothers: Johnny W. O’Neal, Jr., Kirby L. O’Neal and Bobby Ray O’Neal, Sr. and two sisters: Betty Faye Winslow and Lois Ann O’Neal Ball.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday November 15, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Simpkins family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Thomas Jurnal Simpkins

Mr. Thomas Jurnal “Tommy” Simpkins, age 84, a resident of Dixon Rd., Chocowinity, NC died Monday June 17, 2013 at River Trace Nursing Center of Washington, NC.  A graveside funeral service with full military honors will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday June 19, 2013 at the Dixon Family Cemetery of Chocowinity officiated by Rev. Owen Arthur. The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday June 18, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of his daughter, Debra Edwards located at 1402 Dixon Rd., Chocowinity, NC.  Mr. Tommy was born in Beaufort County on April 3, 1929 the son of the late Dora Simpkins. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. While in Korea he was captured and for eighteen months was held as a prisoner of war, coming very close to giving the ultimate sacrifice for his country. He married the former Mattie Pearl Dixon who preceded him in death on November 8, 1990. Following his military career Mr. Tommy worked at Leggett’s Red & White and Smith’s Food Pride as a butcher.  Survivors include two daughters: Debra S. Edwards and Kathy Sue Simpkins both of Chocowinity; a grandson: Timothy Ray Chandler and his wife Wendy of Washington and Mr. Tommy’s dog and faithful friend: Alley, who loved riding with him in his Mustang.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Mr. Tommy’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 William Frank Simpkins, Jr.

Mr. William “Frank” Simpkins Jr., 50, of 54 Harding St., Chocowinity, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Paul Funeral Home, Washington, with the Rev. David Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. Dwight Chandler, Justin Chandler, Alex Chandler, Robert Smith, Gary Kirkley and Matthew Roughton will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Simpkins was born in Beaufort County on May 12, 1958. He was the son of the late William Frank Simpkins Sr. and Ellen Marie Paul Simpkins. On Aug. 30, 1985, he married the former Regina Ann Craft, who survives. He was a construction superintendent. He attended Chocowinity United Methodist Church.  Survivors include four sons, William Frank Simpkins III of Chocowinity, Seth Ray Simpkins, Trey Thomas Simpkins and Brandon Earl Simpkins, all of the home; one daughter, Cassandra Craft of Washington; one brother, Donald Foster of Washington; one sister, Joanne Boyd of Washington and one grandchild.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ronnie Simpkins, David Simpkins and Steve Foster and one sister, Charlene Simpkins.  The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, March 18, 2009)

Eddie Lee Moore Simpson

Mrs. Eddie Lee Simpson age 84, a resident of 419 Respess Street, Washington, NC passed away at her home peacefully Sunday, March 31, 2013.  Funeral services will be held 2:00PM Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Sweet Hope FWB Church located at 3341 Mobley's Bridge Road , Grimesland, NC officiated by Apostle Melvin Murphy, Pastor. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00PM Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Pamlico Funeral Service located at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington, NC.  Mrs. Simpson was born in Beaufort County, June 7, 1928 the daughter of the late Eddie Moore and Flonnie Gorham Moore. She married Warren Simpson on April 27, 1943 who preceded her in death on October 31, 2010. Mrs. Simpson was an Alumni of N C A&T State University where she was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha "AKA" Sorority. She was a member of BeeBe Memorial CME Church in Washington, NC. Mrs.Simpson was best known for the 30 years she taught English and French at Washington High School where she was loved by all her students and co-workers.  Mrs. Simpson is survived by her daughter, Wanza Simpson of Washington, NC; four grandchildren, Sharde' Simpson, Chante' Simpson, Shania Simpson and Sha'kira Simpson, a great grandson, Cassidy Simpson, and her devoted friends, Ronnie Lawrence and Aleys Harris, and host cousins and friends.   Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Simpson family.  (Pamlico Funeral Home)

Gwen O. Simpson

Gwen O. Simpson, 71, Hoffner Avenue, Orlando, died Sunday, Dec. 18, of cancer. Ms. Simpson was an information specialist for Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Born in Washington, N.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1957. Survivors: daughters, Shannon, Karen, both of Orlando, Lisa, Jacksonville; one grandchildren. Hawthorne Funeral Home, Orlando.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – December 24, 1994; pg. D4)

Warren Hardy Simpson

Warren Hardy Simpson, age 83, a resident of 419 Respess Street, Washington, died Sunday, October 31, 2010 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Beebe Memorial CME Church officiated by Rev. Edward Moultrie. The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2010 and at other times at the home.  Mr. Simpson was born on September 9, 1927 in Beaufort County, NC, son of the late Isaac Simpson and Neder Canady Simpson. He was married to Eddie Moore on April 27, 1943. He was a P.S. Jones High School graduate and worked at Washington High School for more than 20 years. Mr. Warren Simpson served in the United States Army for two years and received an honorable discharge after being injured in the Korean War. He was a past member of the Washington Historic Committee and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.  Mr. Simpson is survived by his wife, Eddie Moore Simpson of Washington; one daughter, Wanza Renee Simpson of Washington; four grandchildren, Sharde` Renee, Chante` Renee, Shania Renee and Sha`kira Sincere, all of Washington; and a devoted adopted son, Ronnie Lawrence of Pinetown. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Lee, Louie, Virginia and Sallie; and five brothers, Harry Sr., Roy Sr., David, Leeman and Ernest.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington, NC is proudly serving the Simpson family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, November 4, 2010)  [Photo from Hillside Funeral Service]

Mary Etta Sawyer Cole Singer

WASHINGTON, NC - Mary Etta Sawyer Cole Singer, 59, a former resident of Fayetteville, NC, died Wednesday, September 4, 2002 in Valdosta, Georgia. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, chapel of Hillside Funeral Service in Washington, NC. Burial in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The family will join friends Friday evening at Hillside Funeral Service from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.   She was a graduate of Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC.  Survivors include: husband, Michael Singer of Valdosta, GA; two daughters, Annetta Lynn Cole Cusson and her husband, Stuart of Orlinda, TN, Dianna Jean Cole-Speers and her husband, Willie of Willow Spring; her mother, Marjorie Whitley Sumrell of Chocowinity, NC; four sisters, Rachel Sumrell of Greensboro, NC, Rebecca S. Farish, Kathy Ford and Theressa Sawyer, all of Washington, NC; one brother, Lewis Sumrell Jr. of Chocowinity; five grandchildren, Melissa, Melanie, Gavin, Payton and Rebecca.  Hillside Funeral Service, East Washington, NC.  (News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – September 6, 2002

A. Louis Singleton

Mr. A. Louis Singleton, 78, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. James United Methodist Church. A private burial will be held at a later date. Mr. Singleton was a native of Beaufort County where he attended grammar school and after moving to Plymouth was a graduate of Plymouth High School. He received his B.S. degree in Social Studies from East Carolina University, and Law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Singleton was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the United States Army. Mr. Singleton made his home in Greenville in 1961 where he practiced law at Gaylord and Singleton until his retirement in 1995. He was a member and past president of Pitt County Bar Association, member of the American Bar Association and past president of the Third Judicial District Bar. Mr. Singleton was active in his community. He served as attorney for Greenville Utilities Commission, served as City Attorney, and was a member of the Greenville Planning Commission. He served 2 terms on the East Carolina University Board of Trustees and a term on the Pitt County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. Mr. Singleton was a charter member of the Greenville Noon Rotary Club and a longtime member of St. James United Methodist Church, where he had taught Sunday School and chaired the Administrative Board. Mr. Singleton was preceded in death by a son, Albert Louis "Bert" Singleton Jr. in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Kesler Singleton; daughter, Sally S. Swanson and husband, Gary, of Charlotte; son, Ben Singleton and wife, Kelly, of Raleigh; daughter in-law, Dawn Henderson Singleton; and grandchildren, Albert Louis Singleton III "Trey", Kesler Dale Singleton, Michael Swanson, Sarah Swanson, Elizabeth Singleton and Caroline Singleton; brothers, Lee Roy Singleton, of Raleigh, Paul Lester Singleton, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Henry J. Singleton, of Philadelphia; and sister, Marie S. Warner, of Portland, Ore. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: American Parkinson Disease Foundation, Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10308-1425. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Sterling House for their care for Mr. Singleton. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville.  (Greenville Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Friday, September 19, 2008)

 Eva Mae Hassell Alligood Singleton

Mrs. Eva Mae Hassell Alligood Singleton, 97, of Ridgewood Manor, died of natural causes on Friday, April 30, 2010. She was born March 15, 1913, in Beaufort County and grew up in the Woodard’s Pond community. Her parents were the late Joseph Spencer Hassell and Dora Roberson Hassell.  Mrs. Singleton graduated from Bath High School in 1930 and attended Atlantic Christian College. She married Frederick Marvin Alligood on May 2, 1938, who died on June 19, 1973. She married John Henry Singleton on May 26, 1979, who died on January 4, 1999.  She had been a member of Asbury United Methodist Church since 1942 and attended as long as her health permitted. She was involved with the Woman’s Society of Christian Service (WSCS) and the Elizabeth Circle. She was choir director for 20 years and taught adult Sunday school. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. As a resident of Ridgewood Manor, she taught an adult Sunday school class and directed the center choir.  She is survived by her children Frederick Marvin Alligood, Jr. and his wife, Mary of Midlothian, VA; Patricia Alligood Hill and her husband, Edward of Washington; and Mae Alligood Monroe and her husband Harold of Chesapeake, VA. She is survived by seven grandchildren: Anne Alligood Bryson, Carter Alligood, Jeremy Hill, Laura Hill Kucera, Andrew Hill, Ryan Monroe, Lauren Monroe Culler and 16 great grandchildren.  She is survived by her stepchildren: Graham Singleton of Garner, N.C. and Judy Singleton Bethard of Carmel, TN; as well as six step-grandchildren and eight great-step-grandchildren. Mrs. Singleton was preceded in death by her brothers, Edward Hassell, Malcolm Hassell and Howard Hassell, all of Washington; her sisters, Annie Sasnett and Lydia Cox of Washington; her stepdaughter, Monnia Jay Woolard of Washington; sisters in law, Lilly Hassell, Elizabeth Hassell, Brownley Guthrie, and Louise Eborn, all of Washington, and Eva Berry Jones of Wilson, N.C.; nieces, Catherine Parvin of Goldsboro, N.C., Mary H. Van Dorp and Sybil Baker of Washington; nephews, Leslie Cox, Kenneth Cox, Raymond Jones, Joseph Hassell, James Hassell, Edward Hassell, Jr., Pender Sasnett and a great-niece, Lillian Claire Chason.  She is survived by nephews, Claude Sasnett of Kinston, N.C., Malcolm P. Hassell of Washington, and Alton Eborn of Nokesville, VA; nieces, Catherine Eborn Spencer of CA, Mary Lou E. Chandler of Washington, N.C., Linda Spears of Cary, N.C. and Jane Ruffin A. Carrow of Virginia Beach, VA.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010, at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carolyn Pilgrim officiating. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 pm. Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  The family wishes to express thanks to all her friends and relatives and especially to the staff of Ridgewood Manor. She loved you all.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Singleton family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, May 2, 2010)

James William Singleton, Sr.

Mr. James William “Jim” Singleton, Sr., age 75, a resident of 618 S & J Lane, the Clarks Neck Community of Washington died Saturday November 6, 2010 at the Beaufort County Medical Center of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday November 9, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Pastor Keith Hudson and Rev. Delmus Ayers. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Nephews Buddy Beddard, Ray Beddard, Bryan Dixon, Eric Singleton, Michael Godfrey and Stephen Godfrey will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Jim was born in Pitt County on August 23, 1935 son of the late William Ivey Singleton and the late Gaynell Barrett Singleton. He attended Pitt County Schools before serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Jim married the former Stella Dixon on September 1, 1957 who survives. He was a charter member of Clarks Neck Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Riverview Baptist Church. Mr. Jim was a farmer and a production Supervisor at Stanadyne Corp. Following his retirement he was a car transporter for Lee Chevrolet. Mr. Jim will be long remembered as the Watermelon Man.  Surviving along with Mr. Jim’s wife Stella of the home is a daughter: Cindy Jones and her husband Randy of Washington; a son: James “Jim” Singleton, Jr. and his wife Jennie, of Washington; a daughter: Gay Carraway and her husband Robert of Washington; a son: Mark Singleton and his wife Tina of Washington; a brother: S. Cecil Singleton of Washington; two sisters: Cora Lane of Chandler, AZ and Shirley Godfrey of Washington; and nine grandchildren: Shanna Steinert and her husband Nick, Katelyn Singleton, Dylan Singleton, Laura Carraway, Robyn Carraway, Jessica Singleton, Mark Singleton, Jr., Taylor Singleton and Johnathan Singleton. Mr. Jim was eagerly expecting his first great grandchild in May of 2011.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday November 8, 2010 and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Singleton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Todd Singleton

Mr. Todd “Tootie” Singleton, age 41, of 163 Chesterfield Drive in Washington, N.C. died suddenly on Friday morning, November 2, 2007.  Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2007 at the First Christian Church and will be conducted by Dr. Michael Price and the Rev. Amanda Driskill. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  Tootie was born in Raleigh on July 13, 1966 the son of John Graham and Kathryn Everett Singleton who survive him. Tootie grew up in Garner, N.C. and graduated from Garner Senior High School in 1984. He was active in Boy Scout Troop No. 391 and received the Eagle award in 1982. He moved to Washington, N.C. in the late 1980s to work on the family farm. For the past several years he was the owner and operator of BTS Wood Services. Tootie knew people all over the Washington and Beaufort Co. area and was a friend to all. He was an active member of the First Christian Church in Washington, loved N.C. State sports, watching any program on the Western Channel, especially Gunsmoke, and having fun with his many friends. He had a great sense of humor that was infectious, and those who knew Tootie have many stories and good times to remember him by.  Tootie is survived by his parents, Graham and Kathryn Singleton of Garner; his brother, Gra and his wife Tracey of Garner; his nieces and nephew who loved him dearly, Rachel Singleton, Harrison Singleton, and Emma Grace Singleton, all of Garner; his step-grandmother, Eva Mae Singleton of Washington; several aunts and an uncle, many cousins, many friends, and his church family at First Christian Church in Washington; his beloved neighbors on Chesterfield Drive and his pets.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Singleton family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, November 4, 2007)

William David Singleton

Mr. William David “Billy” Singleton, 78, a resident of 1421 Slatestone Road, Washington, died Tuesday evening, April 26, 2011, at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at Beaver Dam Church of Christ officiated by Tony Krantz. A private committal service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Singleton was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 8, 1932, son of the late Marvin Frank Singleton and Ruby Mae Alligood Singleton. He was a graduate of Washington High School. Mr. Singleton served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Later, he was employed by Washington City Schools, working first in the maintenance department and then as the carpentry teacher at Washington High School, where his students knew him as “Chief”. Upon his retirement in 1993, he worked for six years as a real estate agent.  Mr. Singleton was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ where he served as an elder, a deacon, a Sunday School Teacher and the Youth Director. He was a member of Tau Tribe # 18, Improved Order of Redmen as well as the Beaufort County Grange.  Mr. Singleton helped start Boy Scout Troop 37 at Beaver Dam and was active as an adult leader throughout the Troop’s existence. Local Eagle Scouts, including three nephews, will serve as Mr. Singleton’s pallbearers: Andrew J. Sutton, Joshua A. Maness, Nicholas A. Maness, Michael Bowen, John A. Johnston III, James C. Tetterton Jr., Carl W. Smith Jr., Gary D. Chrismon Jr.  On Nov. 30, 1956, he married the former Zelma Elizabeth Woolard, who survives. In addition to his wife, Zelma, he is survived by his son, David F. Singleton and his wife, Polly of Washington; his grandchildren, Madison, William and Mary Helen Singleton; his brother, Marvin E. Singleton and his wife, Marie of Kinston; and his sister, Nancy S. Douglas and her husband, Aaron of Washington. The family will receive friends 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to be serving the Singleton Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 29, 2011)  [Photo from Paul Funeral Home]

Bobby S. Skinner

Bobby S. Skinner, age 76, a resident of Bath, NC, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013. There will be a celebration of his life with military honors at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 14, 2013 at Hunters Bridge Church of Christ officiated by Arthur "Bud" Ball, Jr. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. A.W. Cooke, Jason Adams, Jay Waters, Mack Wallace, Bennie Ambrose, Wayne Howell, Mike Bateman and Kent Gurganus will serve as pallbearers. Members of Jackson Swamp Hunting Club will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. He will lie in state from 1:00 to 6:00 PM, Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Hillside Funeral Service.   Bobby was born December 30, 1936 in Beaufort County son of Bonnie Allen and Kathleen Jefferson Skinner. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard. Bobby was married to Ella "Marie" Linton Skinner who survives. He retired as a tug boat captain after 48 years of service. Bobby was a member and elder of Hunters Bridge Church of Christ and a member of the Jackson Swamp Hunting Club.  In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughters, Debra Chivell and husband Jeff of Deltona, FL and Denise Wright of Hampton, VA; his son, Bobby S. Skinner, Jr. and wife Samantha who is stationed in Germany; his sister, Doris Skinner of Bath; his brother, Jackie Skinner of Bath; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Horace and Ray Skinner; his sister, Mary Fox and his son-in-law, Ron Wright.  (Hillside Funeral Home) 

Horace Allen Skinner

Mr. Horace Allen Skinner, age 75, died Tuesday morning, September 25, 2007 at Britthaven.  A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2007 at Belhaven Community Cemetery officiated by Arthur “Bud” Ball.  Lester Sullivan, Victor Waters, Kent Gurganus, Elwood Swain, Jimmy Gaylord and Dale Woolard will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Skinner was born in Beaufort County on February 1, 1932, son of the late Bonnie Allen Skinner and Mary Kathleen Jefferson Skinner. Mr. Skinner was a tugboat captain for 35 years, a member of Jackson Swamp Hunting Club and a member of Hunter’s Bridge Church of Christ.  He is survived by his brothers: Bobby Skinner and wife, Marie of Bath and Jackie Skinner of Bath; his sister: Doris Skinner of Bath; sister-in-law: Lou Skinner of Belhaven and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Ray Skinner and his sister, Mary Fox.  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Skinner Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, September 27, 2007)

Tayloe Newman Skittletharpe

Tayloe Newman Skittletharpe, 62, departed this life on Friday, June 22, 2001. Born in Bath, N.C., he had been a Peninsula resident for 60 years. He worked with many car dealerships on the Peninsula as a salesman.  Mr. Skittletharpe was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Pearl Skittletharpe, and his father, Dewey Walter Skittletharpe, and his brother, John McDonald Skittletharpe.  He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Dawn Epps, and his granddaughter, Meghan Elizabeth Epps, both of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; two sisters, Sarah Skittletharpe Winberry and her husband, William T. "Jim" Winberry, of Newport News, Va., and Lou S. Smith of Columbia, N.C; a sister-in-law, Jan Skittletharpe of Apache Junction, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews, all of whom loved him very much.  Services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Peninsula Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the services.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – June 26, 2001; pg. C5)

James David Skittlethorp

James David Skittlethorp, 79, a loyal and loving father of the 400 block of Plummer Drive, died Feb. 4, 1999, at a Chesapeake hospital.  Born in Bath, N.C., he was a retired electrician from Shop 51, Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Mr. Skittlethorp was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Survivors include his daughter, Nancy L. Watkins of Fort Pierce, Fla.; three sons, James A. Skittlethorp and Daniel L. Skittlethorp, both of Chesapeake, and David T. Skittlethorp of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a sister, Mary Whitfield of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Father John Dorgan. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 6, 1999; pg. B6)

William R. Skittlethorp

William R. Skittlethorp, 81, of the 1200 block of Wingfield Ave., died March 14, 1998, in Norfolk.  Born in Bath, N.C., he retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Shop 02, after 37 years of service. He was a member of Naomi Masonic Lodge No. 87, Scottish Rite Bodies and Khedive Temple of the Shrine.  Survivors include his wife, Claudia M. Skittlethorp; three daughters, Jannie Herman of Chesapeake, Barbara Sullivan of Boston and Ruby Hooks of Norfolk; a stepson, Frank Phelps of Norfolk; a sister, Mary Whitfield of Ayden, N.C.; a brother, James D. Skittlethorp of Chesapeake; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many beloved neighborhood children who knew him as ''Mr. Bob.''  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by the Rev. Gary McClenney. Entombment will be in Rosewood Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 16, 1998; pg. B8)

 John E. Skvarla, Jr.

Mr. John E. Skvarla, Jr., age 85, a resident of Washington and Blounts Creek, NC, died January 19, 2008 after a short illness.  Mr. Skvarla was born August 2, 1922 in Clifton, N.J. He held a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Chemistry from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York and was, during World War II, an early selection by the United States Army for participation in the Manhattan Project for development of the first atomic bomb. Mr. Skvarla headed one of the particle separation laboratories at the Oak Ridge Nuclear Facility, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. During this assignment, he met and married his wife of 56 years, Mona C. Skvarla of Hamlet, N.C., who preceded him in death in 2001.  After service in the U.S. Army, Mr. Skvarla spent the next 30 years with the research and development group of the Union Carbide Corporation, having assignments in Oak Ridge, Paducah, Kentucky, Tuxedo Park, New York and Niagara Falls, New York. He is the holder of numerous U.S. Patents.  Upon early retirement from Union Carbide, Mr. Skvarla, an avid yachtsman, moved to Blounts Creek, North Carolina. He became the founder and President of Carolina Liquid Blasting Corporation which provided industrial hydro blasting and vacuum cleaning services to corporations such as PCS Phosphate and Weyerhauser.  Mr. Skvarla is survived by four children: son, John E. Skvarla, III and wife, Elizabeth of Pinehurst, N.C., daughter, Jennifer S. Alligood of Terra Ceia, N.C., daughter, Mona V. Hogan of Niagra Falls, NY and son, Paul M. Skvarla of Terra Ceia, N.C. He has ten grandchildren, Matt and Kate Skvarla, Teresa Van Staalduinen, Allison Hill, Katlin, Richard, John and Ann Hogan, and Ashley Henderson and Brenton Alligood. Mr. Skvarla is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Andrew and Marin Van Staalduinen and Caroline and Graham Hill.  Of Mr. Skvarla’s five siblings, sisters, Jeanette De Marco, formerly of Washington, N.C. and Genevieve Skvarla survive him.  A funeral service will be held at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2008 in Washington, NC with Father Arturo Cabra officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington, N.C. and friends are welcome at all times at the home of Jennifer Alligood, Terra Ceia.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Skvarla family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, January 22, 2008)

Bessie Louise Wilder Slade

Mrs. Bessie Louise Wilder Slade, 84, of 365 Respess St., Washington, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, with the Rev. Dr. E.R. McNair officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Slade was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 5, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Pauline Bonner Wilder and Hugh Edward Wilder. She attended the Mother of Mercy Catholic School. She was married to James Colis Slade, who preceded her in death. She was affiliated with St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Her service at St. Christopher’s was recognized through the receipt of honors with the lay reader’s guild, the altar guild and sanctuary guild. She was a member of Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church, Washington.  Survivors include two sisters, Marie Heggie of Washington and Julia Griffin of Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Hugh Wilder Jr. of Washington and Charles Wilder of Portsmouth, Va.; one stepdaughter, Annie Moore of Blounts Creek; one goddaughter, Dorothy Boyd of Washington; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilhelmina Rogers and Pauline Smaw and two brothers, George Wilder and William Earl Wilder.  The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Marie Heggie, 118 W. Seventh St., Washington, and the home of her niece, Marilyn Rogers, 110 Jackson St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 7, 2006)

Cecil Ray Slade

Mr. Cecil Ray Slade, age 83, a resident of 102 Waterside Drive, Bath, NC died Thursday March 13, 2008 at the Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, NC.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Sunday March 16, 2008 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ officiated by Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Orry Slade, Glenn Roper, Skipper Edwards, Chris Bunn, Jay Mason, Ralph Slade, Billy Bunn and Bobby Nobles will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of St. Clair’s Church of Christ.  Mr. Slade was born in the Pungo Community of Beaufort County on October 7, 1924 son of the late Guilford Franklin Slade and the late Maude Rose Slade. He attended Pantego High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Slade married the former Ruby Lee Tetterton on January 8, 1949 who survives. He worked with Ford Motor Company in their Norfolk Assembly Plant as an inspector until his retirement in 1989. Mr. Slade was a former member of Kempsville Church of Christ in Virginia Beach, VA where he served as an Elder and was currently a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ.  Surviving along with his wife Ruby of the home are two sons: Lloyd Ray Slade of Washington and David Lee Slade of Monroe, Louisiana; a daughter: Linda S. LaPrevotte of Chesapeake, VA; a brother: Guilford “Ralph” Slade of Washington; two sisters: Ruth S. Brinn of Belhaven and Jacqueline “Jackie” Boyd of Washington; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mr. Slade was preceded in death by a grandson: Lloyd R. Slade, Jr. and two brothers: Thomas E. Slade, Sr. and Robert M. Slade, Sr.  The family will receive friends following the service at St. Clair’s Church of Christ and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Slade family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, March 15, 2008)

Donte` Slade

Mr. Donte´ Slade, a resident of New York, died Sunday, April 8, 2012. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Slade Cemetery, Belhaven. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, April 14, 2012)

Gilford Ralph Slade

Mr. Gilford Ralph Slade, age 76, a resident of Washington, NC died Tuesday April 15, 2014 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm Friday April 18, 2014 at First Free Will Baptist Church of Washington officiated by Pastor Ron Bousquet. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Robbie Slade, Tommy Norris, Elwood Ingalls, Shelton Cooper, Michael Harper and Wayland Alligood.  The family will receive friends 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday April 17, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Mr. Slade was born in Beaufort County on September 5, 1937 son of the late Gilford Franklin Slade and the late Maude Alva Rose Slade. He was a 1956 graduate of Pantego High School and married the former Betsy Tingen. Mr. Slade was a repairman with Sears until his retirement in 1995. Following his retirement he was owner/operator of Ralph’s Appliance Repair as long as his health permitted. Mr. Slade attended The River Church of Bath. With a kind and gentle spirit, he never knew a stranger.  Surviving along with his wife Betsy of the home are two daughters: Amy S. Smith and her husband Sam of Greenville and Carol S. Ingalls and her husband Brian of Washington; a sister: Jacquelyn “Jackie” Boyd of Jamesville and two grandchildren: Ashlan Slade Ingalls and Avery Brian Ingalls. He was predeceased by a sister: Ruth S. Brinn and three brothers: Thomas E. Slade, Robert M. Slade, Sr. and Cecil R. Slade.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Slade family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Elizabeth Slade

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Slade, 86, of 155 Slade Road, Pantego, died Thursday, May 5, 2011. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Morning Star Church of Christ Disciples, Pantego, with Elder Harvey officiating. She was the wife of Buck Alexander Slade.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.   [Submitted by Yolanda Midgette Blackmon]

Mary Elizabeth Berry Slade

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Berry Slade, age 99, a resident of 326 E. 11th St., Washington, died Tuesday August 28, 2012 at her home.  Graveside services will be 10:00 am Saturday September 1, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Scott Setzer. Mrs. Slade’s grandsons and great grandson will serve as honorary pallbearers. She will lie in state at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday afternoon.  Mrs. Slade was born in Hyde County to the late Charlie and Liddie May O’Neal Berry. On April 25, 1928 she married Cecil Earl Slade who preceded her in death on May 20, 1989. She was a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church of Washington.  Survivors include two daughters, Shelby S. Mizelle and husband Jim of Washington, Mary S. Myatt and husband Kirby of Melbourne, Florida, four grandsons, Joel Mizelle and wife Lisa of Washington, Randall Mizelle of Florida, Michael Mizelle and wife Jennifer of Raleigh and Garyn Mizelle of Chocowinity, two granddaughters, Vicki Stickels and husband Don of Alabama and Kim Gobeli and husband Steve of Florida, ten great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Slade is preceded in death by a son, Gary Earl Slade, five brothers, Warren Berry, Dallas Berry, John Berry, Bill Berry and Herman Berry.  The family will receive friends following the graveside service and other times at the home of her daughter, Shelby S. Mizelle, 2502 W. 5th St., Washington, NC 27889.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Slade family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Sarah Elizabeth Moore Slade

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Moore Slade, 75, of 4813 N.C. Highway 99 South, Belhaven, died Monday, April 28, 2008, at The Oaks of Carolina, Raleigh. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Holly Grove Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Belhaven, with Bishop Little Joe Powell Jr. and Elder Johnson Hazel officiating. Burial will follow in the Slade family cemetery, Belhaven. Clyde Windley, Al Whitney Jr., Emery Jackson, Tony Windley, Johnny Lacy and Craig Gorham will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Slade was born in Beaufort County on May 19, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Lucy Ward Moore and Sonnie Moore Sr. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to Nathan Slade, who preceded her in death April 2, 1982. She was a member of Holly Grove Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Belhaven, where she served on the Mother board and in the senior choir.  Survivors include three daughters, Hazel Ward of Greenville, and Doris Lassiter and Glendora Graham, both of Raleigh; seven sons, Nathan Slade Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jimmy Slade and Gary Slade, both of Norfolk, Va., Melvin Slade and Charles Slade, both of Belhaven, Ernest Slade of Hawaii, and Patrick Slade of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother, Sonnie Moore Jr. of Belhaven; two sisters, Nancy Moore Satterthwaite of Washington and Catherine Moore of Bronx, N.Y.; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria Bailey; one son, Jodie Slade; two brothers, Jefferson Moore and Thomas J. Moore and one sister, Mildred Ebron.  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] – Friday, May 2, 2008)

William Robert Slade

Mr. William Robert “Bill” Slade, of 206 Gilead Shore Road, Chocowinity, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the Pantego Community Building. The body will be placed in the building an hour prior to the funeral for final view. Burial follows in Broad Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bonner Street Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, January 16, 2014)

Marion Ruth Hodges Sloan

Marion Ruth Hodges Sloan, age 83, a resident of 196 Washington Harbor, Washington passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at UHS Inpatient Hospice.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in Oakdale Cemetery with The Rev. Danny Allen officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other times at the home of her son Lewis Sloan, 107 Mallard Drive, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Sloan was born in Washington, NC on November 6, 1926 to Thaddeus Hinton and Virginia Lewis Hodges. Marion graduated from Washington High School and Louisburg College. She helped establish Sloan Insurance Agency in 1950 and worked with the agency until 2007. She owned All Seasons Children’s Clothing Store as well. She loved Downtown Washington and all it has to offer. Marion was a member of First United Methodist Church, Washington and the Linda Titus Circle. She served on the board of Beaufort County Medical Center. Marion loved having lunch with her Holly Rust Girl Scout Troop of 1939. For many years she was active in the Washington Women’s Club and helped open and operate the hospital canteen. She dearly loved her family; they were the light of her life.  She is survived by her sons, Thomas Michael Sloan and Lewis Swindell Sloan and wife Sarah all of Washington, grandsons, Lewis Swindell Sloan, Jr. of Raleigh, and Edward Ferrell Sloan of Washington, her sister, Jean Hodges Waters of Stanleyville and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Lloyd Preston Sloan, III, and her sisters, Virginia Hodges Gerard and Elizabeth Hodges Watson.  The family wishes to thank her loving caregivers Katie Jackson and Betty Barr, The Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, Dr. Jennie Crews, Beaufort County Medical Center and the angels at University Health Systems Inpatient Hospice House for their wonderful care.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

John Slugocke

John Slugocke, age 94, a resident of John Small Ave., Washington, NC, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at his home. There will be a graveside celebration of his life with military honors at 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 25 in Oakdale Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Father Brendan J. Buckler. The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service Monday, March 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home.  Mr. Slugocke was born June 10, 1919 in Newark, NJ, son of the late Michael and Anna Nechipir Slugocke. He was married to Laurel McCloud Slugocke in 1947 who preceded him in death in 1997. Mr. Slugocke was employed in janitorial services for over 40 years, retiring in 1985. He loved to refinish and sell furniture at Poorman's Flea Market where he was a regular vendor. Mr. Slugocke served his country in the Army.  Mr. Slugocke is survived by his daughters, Ruth Slugocke Radcliff and husband Thomas of Pantego, NC and Catherine Slugocke Steehler and husband Mallory of Washington, NC; four grandchildren, Kara Pugh, Scot Radcliff, Heather Garcia, and Sabrina Witham; seven great-grandchildren; and twelve nieces and nephews.  In addition his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Walter Slugocke; and his sisters, Josephine Small, Mae Boychuk, and Helen Pringle.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Mary Estelle Gurkin Smallwood

Mrs. Mary Estelle Gurkin Smallwood, age 93, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 21, 2009.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday January 24, 2009 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, officiated by Charles Latham. Burial will follow in the Gurkin Cemetery located on Long Ridge Road.  Mrs. Smallwood was born December 25, 1915, a native of Pinetown, NC. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Martha Gurkin. She was married to Robert Henry Smallwood, Sr. who preceded her in death. She was a member of Broadmoor Pentecostal Holiness Church in Chesapeake, VA and was a retired seamstress.  Mrs. Smallwood is survived by her children, Ruth and her husband, Carlos Stringfield, Phyllis Williamson, Robert H. Smallwood, Jr.; and Betty and her husband Roy Orsborne; her 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; her brother, Archie Rudolph Gurkin and a host of fine nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death, five brothers and two sisters.  The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  We are comforted looking forward to being reunited with her one glorious day.  Thessalonians 4:13 … “we do not sorrow as others who have no hope.”  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, January 23, 2009)

Charles C. Smaw

Charles C. ''Cherry'' Smaw of the 700 block of W. 37th St. died July 28, 1995, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Mr. Smaw was born in Aurora, N.C. He was a retired truck driver for Broudy-Kantor, was a Catholic, an Army veteran of World War II and the widower of Susie Smaw.  Survivors include three daughters, Susie L. Bell of Chesapeake and Patricia S. Jordan and Sandra J. Jennings, both of Virginia Beach; a son, William S. Spruill of Canada; two brothers, Edward O. Smaw Sr. of Chesapeake and James M. Smaw of Washington, D.C.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Jesse Smaw Winfield, Tony Smaw Bembery, both of Virginia Beach, Edwina Smaw Robinson, Edward O. Smaw Jr. and Clyde W. Smaw, all of Chesapeake; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Maggie Saunders Smaw and Elijah Smaw.  A graveside service will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Anthony Moses. The remains will be ready for viewing at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The family will assemble at the residence at 11 a.m. Wednesday for the processional. There will be a wake service from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – July 31, 1995; pg. B4)

Edward Ollice Smaw, Sr.

Edward Ollice Smaw, Sr., 80, of the 200 block of Velva Dr., died Oct. 30, 1999, at a local hospital.  Chicken Eddie, as he was also known, was born in Aurora, N.C, a son of the late Elijah and Maggie Maye-Smaw. He was a retired sandblaster from Norfolk Naval Shipyard Shop No. 71 and a U.S. Army and Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member of the Usher Board. He was a Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite.  He is survived by his wife, Addie Mae Smaw; two daughters, Jessie M. Smaw of Virginia Beach, Edwina Smaw-Roberts and husband, Edwin, of Chesapeake; five stepdaughters, Donica Childs and husband, James, of Suffolk, Lanee Mosley, Janice Coleman, Sabrina McKiver and Latisha Delbridge, all of Chesapeake; four sons, Edward Smaw Jr. of Portsmouth, Clyde W. Smaw of Chesapeake, Rickie Edmonds and wife, Leahnelda, of Norfolk and Samuel O. Smaw of Chesapeake; two stepsons, James Mosley and Brandon Scott, both of Chesapeake; a brother, James Smaw of Washington, D.C.; a niece, Toni Smaw-Bembery of Virginia Beach; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and many other friends and relatives.  A funeral will be held at noon Friday at Mt. Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church, 860 Bells Mill Road, Chesapeake, by Dr. Kim Brown. Entombment will be at Rosewood Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 3, 1999; pg. B8)

Robert James Smaw, Sr.

Mr. Robert James Smaw Sr., 90, of 712 W. Fifth St., Washington, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church, Washington, with the Rev. Edward Moultrie Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mr. Smaw was born in Beaufort County on April 17, 1916. He was the son of the late John Gray Smaw and Emma Smallwood Smaw. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He retired as an orderly with Beaufort County Hospital, Washington. He was a lifelong member of Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church, Washington.  Survivors include three daughters, Barbara S. Guilford of Randolph, Mass., Debra S. Minor of Washington, and Tammy Glaspie-Smith of Greensboro; one son, Robert J. Smaw Jr. of Washington; one sister, Everlee Mills of Washington; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by five sisters, Helen Smaw, Mary Smaw Boyd, Fannie Smaw, Violet Smaw and Clara Williams Godley and four brothers, Herbert Smaw, Johnny Smaw, Frank Smaw and Isaac Smaw.  The family will receive friends today from 1:30-7:30 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home of his daughter, Debra S. Minor, 126 Baker Drive, River Road Estates, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, March 8, 2007)

Agnes Davenport Smith

Mrs. Agnes Davenport Smith, age 79, of 74 Victory Lane, Chocowinity, NC passed away at her home Saturday, April 11, 2009.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Haw Branch Church Cemetery with DJ Maxey officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, April 13, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington.  Mrs. Smith was born February 7, 1930 in Greene County, NC to John Thomas and Espy Williams Davenport. Agnes was a homemaker and lived in Beaufort County her entire life. She was a member of Haw Branch Church of Christ, Chocowinity.  Survivors include two daughters, Maxine Jones of Washington and Ruth Sutton of Chocowinity; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three daughters, June C. Rowe, Anna C. Varble and Rachel C. Everson; one son, Felton “Buddy” Chandler; and thirteen brothers and sisters.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, April 12, 2009)

Alvin D. Smith

Alvin D. Smith, 70, Feb. 21.  Graveside 1 p.m., Saturday, Westley family cemetery, Chocowinity.  Arrangements by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – February 23, 2006; pg. B9)

Annie Louise Wallace Smith

Mrs. Annie Louise Wallace Smith, age 97, a former resident of 108 Waterford Place, Washington, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Her grandsons will serve as active pallbearers: Ronnie Smith, Mark Smith, David Smith, Alton (A. B.) Smith, Charles “Chuck” Smith, Richard “Rick” Smith, Scott Smith, Douglas Smith and Kevin Boyd.  The following will serve as honorary pallbearers: Joe Ayers, Lane Alligood, Steele Cox and the Elders and Deacons of Old Ford Church of Christ that have been so faithful in carrying communion to her on Sundays.  Mrs. Smith was born on April 4, 1909, the daughter of the late Henry Blount Wallace and Martha Ella Wallace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carbie Smith on November 10, 1985. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ, Circle #3, and the Ladies Golden Age class. She formerly worked as a nurse’s aide at Beaufort County Hospital and the Home of the Incurable in Washington, D.C.  Survivors include three sons, Roland Smith of Washington, daughter in law, Gladys Smith of Poquoson, VA, Alton B. Smith and wife, Lauretta of Kernersville, and Carbie Smith, Jr. and wife, Barbara of Manteno, IL; one daughter, Joyce Smith Boyd and her husband, Linwood Earl of Washington; 18 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren, and seven step grandchildren.  Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by one brother, Charlie B. Wallace; four sisters, Rosa Lee Barnes, Myrtle Everett, Erma Gray Tankard, and Ella Ruth Buck; one son, George Earl Smith, May 13, 1998 and his wife (daughter in law), Fay Smith on October 8, 2003; one daughter, Rita Louise Smith in 1945; a grandson, Michael on Sept. 4, 1977; and a great grandson, Justin Turner Boyd on Feb. 26, 2002.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Linwood Earl Boyd, 1473 Ball Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Smith family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, June 1, 2006)

Annie Mae Tetterton Smith

Mrs. Annie Mae Tetterton Smith, age 87, a resident of 741 Neck Road, Washington, NC died Tuesday September 4, 2007 at the home of her brother, Jack Tetterton, in Jamesville, NC.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Friday September 7, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Dr. Carolyn Pilgrim. Burial will follow in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery. James Thomas Linton, Brad Linton, Ralph Sherwood Linton, David Sawyer, Kenny Tetterton and Shane Smith serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Smith was born in Beaufort County on May 9, 1920 daughter of the late David Allen Tetterton and the late Eva Brownie Chambers Tetterton. She was a 1938 graduate of Pantego High School. Mrs. Smith married Millard Lewis “Bud” Smith on April 28, 1938 who preceded her in death on November 15, 1985. She worked six years with Sampson Shirt Factory and retired from Hamilton Beach with fourteen years of service. Mrs. Smith was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.  Survivors include a sister: Ruth Linton of Kinston and three brothers: Tommy Tetterton of Rocky Mount, John D. Tetterton of Jamesville and Jack Tetterton of Jamesville. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a son: Terry Lynn Smith on May 5, 1962; a sister Doris Sawyer and two brothers: Jimmy Tetterton and D.C. Tetterton.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday September 6, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mrs. Smith’s brother Jack Tetterton located at 1231 Brentwood Drive, Jamesville, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Smith family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, September 7, 2007)

Arnold James Smith

Mr. Arnold James Smith, 54, of 310 E. Second St., Washington, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mary’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Washington, with Bishop Carlton Keyes officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Smith was born on Aug. 19, 1952 in north Philadelphia. He was the son of Aletha Smith Beaford. He attended Philadelphia High School. He was employed with Fountain Powerboats, Inc. He was a mentor and was also a staff manager for several opera houses. He was a member of Phillipi Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, in Greenville.  Survivors include three daughters, April Jordan of Washington, Andrea Jordan of Dover, Del., and Geneva Smith of Philadelphia; three sons, Ashton Jordan of Washington and Alex and Anthony Jordan, both of Dover, Del.; one sister, Missy Smith of Philadelphia; and 11 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) – Sunday, August 5, 2007)

Arthur Leslie Smith

Arthur Leslie Smith, 70, of Little Bay Ave., died Jan. 22, 1994, in his home.  Mr. Smith was born in Pinetown, N.C. He was a Baptist and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was retired.  Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Gladys Smith of Norfolk; four daughters, Bertie Mae Cohen of Blauvelt, N.Y., Ardith Linda Early of Princeton, N.J., Cynthia Kay Read of Morrisville, Pa. and Leslie Anne Sutton of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Ralph G. Smith of North Carolina and Roger B. Smith of Virginia Beach; and eight grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a brother, Harold E. Smith Sr.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and then from 7 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – January 24, 1994; pg. D2)

Audrey Scott-Smith

July 12, 1934 - November 11, 2007--Audrey Scott-Smith, 73, of Bath, NC, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on Sunday surrounded by her family.  Audrey was born in Manchester, England to John and Trudie Scott.  She is survived by her devoted husband of 31 years, James B. Smith, of the home.  She is also survived by three loving children: Carol-Anne Phypers of England, John Bagnell and wife Pam, of England, and Liz Jones and husband Roy, of Goldsboro; and two step-children, Kathryn Allen of Missouri, and James B. Smith II of Florida.  Other survivors include her grandchildren Kayleigh Phypers, Daniel Jones, Scott and Luke Bagnell, and six step-grandchildren.  Audrey worked as a Realtor/Broker in Goldsboro and Bath before retirement. She was an active member of the Bath community. She was a Town commissioner for six years, during which time she designed an official Town seal for Bath which was adopted. She was the first female member of the Bath Lion’s Club, and a member of the Bath Garden Club. She was also a member of the Bath Tri-centennial Celebration Committee.  Audrey’s primary love in life was her family. She also loved to travel and was an avid gardener. She will be remembered for being such an optimistic, positive person with tremendous determination and love for life.  Visitation will be on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home in Goldsboro. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church in Bath.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, November 14, 2007)

Belinda Squires Smith

Mrs. Belinda Jo “Joey” Squires Smith, age 54, a resident of Washington, NC received her heavenly reward on Monday August 18, 2014 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She has been an inspiration to all who knew her as she always put others first even in the toughest of times.  We take comfort in knowing she is with Jesus and is receiving all the blessings of a perfect body free from pain or disease. A celebration of life will be held 2:00 PM Thursday August 21, 2014 at First Church of Christ Family Life Center officiated by Steve Hill and Ray West. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joey’s nephews: Jason, Zack, Elliott and Garrett Squires and Hunter and Tanner Boyd.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Wednesday August 20, 2014 at the Family Life Center of First Church of Christ of Washington and other times at the home.  Joey was born in Fort Lee, Petersburg, VA on April 1, 1960 daughter of the late Frank Roger Squires, Sr. and the late Maggie Elliott Squires. She was a 1978 graduate of Chocowinity High School and continued her education at Beaufort County Community College where she earned her Associate Degree in Cosmetology. On December 14, 1985 she married the love of her life Mark Dean Smith who survives. Joey was a talented hairdresser and worked as long as her health permitted. She was a member of First Church of Christ where she enjoyed teaching the three year old class. Joey’s greatest joy in life was her family.  Surviving along with her husband Mark of the home are her two treasured children: Dean Smith, Jr. and Lanie J. Smith both of Washington; two brothers: M/Sgt. Frank R. Squires, Jr. U.S Air Force Ret. and his wife M/Sgt. Linda U.S. Air Force Ret.; John E. Squires and his wife Dawn of Middlesex; a sister: Marsha Boyd and her husband Billy of Blounts Creek; fourteen nieces and nephews and six great nieces and nephews.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Bobby Ray Smith, Jr.

Mr. Bobby Ray Smith, age 70, a resident of 116 Blount Drive, River Road Estates, Washington, went home to join his Mama and Daddy on October 29, 2009 at Britthaven of Washington.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Mr. Smith was born in Beaufort County on January 15, 1939. He was the son of the late Bill and Sally Clark Smith. Mr. Smith was self employed as a repairman and carpenter.  Survivors include two sisters, Polly Hawkins of Chocowinity, Sallie Lee Ecklin of Virginia and longtime friend, Reba Todd of the home.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Smith, Jr. and two sisters, Fannie Mae Struck and Nancy Peed.  The family will receive friends after the service at Paul Funeral Home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Bonner Smith, Jr.

Bonner "Mayo" Smith, Jr. passed away June 5, 2006. Mayo was born in Winsteadville, N.C., Aug. 21, 1914, the oldest of five children born to Bonner and Lucy Smith. Mrs. Burchie Johnston of Belhaven, N.C., is his latest surviving sibling. He attended and graduated from Pantego High School in Pantego, N.C. He loved to tell the stories of driving the school bus through all types of weather all the way from Winsteadville to Pantego. In the 1920s it took over an hour to make the present day trip of 15 minutes. Mayo left home during the depression and joined the merchant marines serving on maritime ships and then tugboats. During World War II, he worked as a rigger at the Norfolk Naval Ship Building and Dry Dock. He married Christine Trippe also of Winsteadville Oct. 25, 1941. After World War II, Mayo returned to North Carolina and worked in the appliance retail industry and then automobile retail, running a service, repair station and car sales business. In the 1950s, he returned to the Norfolk area working in the used car business. He then went to work with Tyree-Jones Ford earning top sales awards with the Ford Motor Company. He was inducted into the Ford 300 club and then the prestigious Ford Motor Company. He later started the Smith-Johnson Motor Corporation which later became Smith Corner Motors. While at Smith Corner Motors, the company became one of the largest independent automobile dealerships in the U.S. Mayo then became a GMC truck dealer winning the Martin J. Curio award as the largest volume GMC truck dealers in the United States. In 1967, the dealership took on the Toyota franchise and by 1972 was ranked as the number two Toyota dealership. During this time, Mayo became the president of the Windsor Auto Auction, elected vice president of the Tidewater Independent Automobile Dealers Association and in 1970 was elected president of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association. In 1977, Mayo and Christine retired and moved to Nags Head. He stayed retired for a short time before opening C & B Quality Foods. Later, he yearned to return to the automobile business and started Outer Banks Chrysler Plymouth. In 1987, he reopened the old Seafarer Restaurant. Mayo served as the social chairman of Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club, started the Eastern Armature Golf Tournament, served as social chairman of Cedar Point Golf and Country Club where he later chaired the Governors Ball for Virginia’s new elected Governor Miles Godwin. In 1972, he served on the Board of Directors of DePaul Hospital. He was a member of the Ocean View Masonic Lodge and Khedive Shrine Temple. He was an active member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, very active in the Baum Center with their senior programs and Duck Woods Country Club. Mayo is survived by one son, Dr. Bonner Smith III, of Stewartstown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Julie Leavel of Kitty Hawk, Debbie McClearen of Raleigh, Bonner Smith IV and Ben Smith of Stewartstown, Pa.; and three great-grandchildren, Seth and Morgan Taylor Leavel of Kitty Hawk and Sarah Elizabeth McClearen of Raleigh. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethany United Methodist Church in Winsteadville, N.C. Flowers are welcome; however, those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider The Thomas A Baum Sr. Center, P.O. Box 100, Manteo, NC 27954. Paul Funeral Home in Washington, N.C., is handling the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – Friday, June 9, 2006)

Carroll Christopher Smith

Carroll Christopher Smith, 34, Mullet Lake Park Road, Geneva, died Sunday. Born in Washington, N.C., he moved to Geneva from Buellton, Calif., in 1968. He was a heavy-equipment operator. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survivors: son, Christopher, Geneva; daughter, Angie Smith, Geneva; mother, Helen Ruth Johns, Chocowinity, N.C.; brothers, Ted, Cocoa, Jim, Tallahassee, Mike, Dayton, Ohio, Bobby Johns, Ocala; sisters, Laurie McRoy, Blounts Creek, N.C., Joanne Nettles, Osteen. Visiting hours: 7 to 8 p.m. today, Florida Memorial Funeral Home, south of Rockledge. Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday, Gloria Dei Episcopal Church, Cocoa.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – December 14, 1988; pg. D10)

Charles Nathaniel Smith, Sr.

BELHAVEN - Charles Nathaniel Smith, Sr., 82, of Belhaven, died Saturday at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  Mr. Smith was born in Beaufort County on October 15, 1912.  He was the son of the late Joseph B. and Mattie M. Smith.  He was self-employed as a paint contractor.  He served in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.  Mr. Smith was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church, VFW Post 10347 and American Legion Post 249.  Mr. Smith was married to the former Marguerite McKinney, who preceded him in death in August 1987.  Survivors include two sons: C.N. Smith, Jr. of Kill Devil Hills and Steve Smith of Washington; three grandchildren: Stacy Smith, Jessica Smith and Matthew Smith.  Funeral services were held Monday from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, conducted by the Rev. Albert H. MacKenzie.  Burial was in Oddfellow Cemetery, Belhaven.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Tuesday, July 18, 1995; pg. 12A)

Charles Steven Smith

Mr. Charles Steven Smith, age 45, a resident of 60 Tyler Street, Washington, NC died Thursday afternoon, April 5, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday April 8, 2007 at Chocowinity Church of God officiated by Rev. Leroy Sanders and Rev. Dale Clark. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Johnny Marslender, Bill Clark, Phil Campbell, Billy Elks, Ronnie Baker and William Fizzell will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Smith was born in Pitt County on March 4, 1962, son of the late Mary Elizabeth Howell Smith and Charlie Lee Smith. He attended Pitt County Schools and was employed with G. Shavender Trucking as a truck driver until his sickness. On August 11, 1979, he married the former Shirley Campbell.  In addition to his wife, Shirley of the home, he is survived by his two children: Donnie Lee Smith and his wife, Melissa of Washington and Shannon Elaine Smith of the home; his father: Charles Lee Smith and his step-mom, Janice Smith of Washington; his brother: Eddie Lee Smith of Williamston; two step sisters: Joyce Baker of Chocowinity and Margaret Wainwright of Washington; his grandson: Daniel Lee Smith and his granddaughter: Kaylee Dawn Smtih.
The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other time at the home of his son, Donnie Smith located by 60 Joshua Place, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Smith Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, April 8, 2007)

Chastity Nevaeh Smith

Chasity Nevaeh Smith, infant daughter of Tyler and Tanekia Smith, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, with pastor Clara Albritton officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Bottom Cemetery, Chocowinity.  Survivors include four sisters, Destiny L. and Simaya Pope, both of Chocowinity, and Takiyah and Zakiyah Smith, both of Washington; and one brother, Tynahj Smith of Washington.  She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Cecil W. Smith and John B. Stokes.  The family will receive friends at the home of her grandmother, Janice Stokes, 222 Cherry Lane, Evergreen Estates, Chocowinity.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, January 20, 2007)

Christine Trippe Smith

Christine Trippe Smith passed away Jan. 28, 2002. She was born in Washington, N.C., June 5, 1921, and was the daughter of Henry Trippe and Sarah Jenkins Trippe, formerly of Washington, N.C.  She married Mayo Smith Oct. 25, 1941 and resided in Portsmouth, where they owned and operated Smith Corner Motors. In 1977, they retired to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where they opened C&B Quality Foods, Outer Banks Chrysler-Plymouth, and were owners of various restaurants on the Outer Banks.  Mrs. Smith was a member of Duck Woods Country Club, Eastern Star, various woman's clubs and the Community Watch.  She is survived by her husband, Mayo Smith; son, Dr. Bonner Smith of Stewartstown, Pa.; two granddaughters, Julie Leavel and Debbie McClearen of Kill Devil Hills; two grandsons, Bonner and Ben Smith of Stewartstown; two great-grandsons, Seth and Morgan Leavel and one great-granddaughter, Sara McClearen. She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Soisson of Butler, Pa.; and her brother, Dwight Trippe of Hattiesburg, Miss.  A memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Kitty Hawk Methodist Church. A graveside service followed at Winsteadville Community Cemetery at 3:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 3, 2002; pg. B7)

Cole L.  Smith

Mr. Cole L. Smith, age 82, a resident of 616 College Avenue, Washington Park, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice House in Greenville.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church in Washington, conducted by Rev. Danny Allen and Rev. Chris Leak. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Tyler Alden Peacock, Jeffrey Alden Peacock, Joseph Robert Meshach, Eldridge N. Jordan, Leroy Jordan and Walter B. “Bubba” Gerard III. Honorary pallbearers will be Walter B. “Bo” Bowen, Jr., Dr. Marshall Taylor, Bruce Selden Taylor, Dr. John Inzerillo and Dr. Zack Waters.  Mr. Smith was born in Lamar, S.C. on July 17, 1932. He was the son of the late Dudley Duncan Smith and Ella Watford Jordan Smith. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. He worked in Power Operations for Dupont, retiring in the early 1980’s. Mr. Smith was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Camden, S.C. After moving to Washington, he became a member of the First United Methodist Church.  In his spare time, Mr. Smith enjoyed gardening and tinkering on lawn mowers. He never met a stranger. Mr. Smith was “best known for his positive outlook, despite everything”. In May of 1956, he married the former Lois Victoria Outlaw, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Dr. Brenda Smith Peacock and husband, Jeff of Washington, Cathy Smith Meshach and husband, Joe of Walterboro, S.C.; son, Cole L. Smith and wife, Donna of Cheraw, S.C.; and four grandchildren, Tyler Alden Peacock, Jennifer Grace Meshach, Bradley Alexander Smith and Jacob Ryan Smith.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death a half-brother, Eldridge L. Jordan.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, August 15, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at his home.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Corinne Mayo Smith

Mrs. Corinne Mayo Smith, age 91, a resident of 1255 Cowell Farm Road, Washington died Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 12, 2013 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Craig Godley. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Kevin Cutler, Keith Cutler, Gregory Cutler, Charlie Smith, Ken Harris, and Dennis Teel.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Buck, Eddie Elks, Jimmy Hawkins, and Charlie Mayo.  Mrs. Smith, known by her family as “Mema”, was born in Beaufort County on January 19, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Allen Mayo and Cannie Cannon Mayo. Mrs. Smith worked on the farm with her husband and later worked in retail sales. She was raised in Hodges Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church and attended Alligood Church of God as long as her health permitted. In her spare time, Mrs. Smith loved word find puzzles, talking on the phone, listening to gospel music and gardening as long as her health permitted.  Mrs. Smith was married to Jesse Lee Smith, who preceded her in death in 1984.  Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Patricia Cutler and husband, Ernest of Blounts Creek, Jessie Carol of Washington; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a son, Jimmie Smith; four brothers, Ottis Mayo, Jesse Mayo, Will Mayo, Charlie Edward Mayo and six sisters, Mamie Taylor, Ida Buck, Katie Lee Smith, Leona Sawyer, Louise Jarrett and Irene Jones.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Ernest Cutler, 66 Mildred’s Road, Blounts Creek.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Dolores Peele Smith

Mrs. Dolores “Lorene” Peele Smith, age 88, a resident of 910 Bonner St., Washington, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at her home.  Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Derik Davis.  Mrs. Smith was born in Beaufort County on May 6, 1925 to the late Daniel and Rosa Swanner Peele. On December 15, 1940 she married Deward Hoakard Smith who survives. She was a homemaker and help mate for her husband. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Washington.  Survivors include her husband, Deward H. Smith of the home, two sons, Dennis H. Smith and Erma of Washington, Deward Braxton Smith and wife LeAnne of Chocowinity, one daughter, Dolores Ann “Susie” Wood and husband Odle of New Bern, one brother, Alvin “Buddy” Peele and wife Peggy of Virginia Beach, Virginia, two grandchildren, Steven M. Wood and wife, Rachael of Washington, Ryan Smith of Greenville and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, David Steven Smith, one brother, Leroy Peele, one sister, Elsie Peele Pearson, and one grandson, Michael Smith Wood.  The family will receive friends following the graveside service at Oakdale Cemetery.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Doris Virginia Gurganus Smith

Doris Virginia Gurganus Smith, age 69, of 7569 Cherry Run Rd., Washington died Sunday June 24, 2007 at Britthaven of Washington.  Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday June 27, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Clifford Ball.  Mrs. Smith was born in Martin Co. on November 13, 1937 to the late William and Allie Rawls Gurganus and on June 27, 1955 she married John (Jay) Smith who preceded her in death on November 23, 2001. She attended Bear Grass High School, in 1999 she retired from Hamilton Beach in Washington and she was a member of the Piney Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church of Beaufort Co.  Survivors include one daughter, Debbie S. Kirk and her husband Oral; four sons, Johnnie E. Smith of Washington, Frankie Ray Smith and his wife Diane of Washington, Randy Wayne Smith and his wife Patricia of Washington, Danny Lewis Smith and his wife Patty of Washington; one brother, Dallas Gurganus of Gold Point; one sister, Rosa Hoell of Greenville; four grandchildren, nine step grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lora May Smith and one brother, Jack Gurganus.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Tuesday June 27, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Mrs. Smith’s daughter Debbie Kirk, 2623 Horse Pen Swamp Rd., Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Dorothy Morris Smith

Mrs. Dorothy Fynetta Morris Smith, age 83, a resident of Market Street Ext, Washington, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Monday, July 21, 2014 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Washington, conducted by Rev. Todd Parrish. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Smith’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Robert A. Andrews, Jr., David L. Carver, Jr., James C. Smith III, William V. Ward III, Michael R. Jones, Jr. and John B. Ipock.  Mrs. Smith was born in Beaufort County on May 4, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Alton Roland Morris and Cottie Mae Harris Morris. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church and Sunday school. In her spare time, Mrs. Smith loved to crochet and read.  On December 24, 1947, she married James Clarence (J. C.) Smith, Sr., who preceded her in death, February 2, 2002.  Mrs. Smith is survived by a son, James C. Smith, Jr. of Washington; three daughters, Fynetta Smith Ward and husband, William V. Ward, Jr. of Rocky Mount, Gloria Smith Carver of Washington, Teresa Lynn Smith of Washington; eight grandchildren, Juanita Smith Jones, Vanessa Ward Ipock, David L. Carver, Jr., William V. Ward III, Amanda Smith Leggett, Christopher S. Carver, Robert A. Andrews, Jr., James C. Smith III; 11 great grandchildren; one great grandchild; and three sisters, Joanne Winstead Lewis of Washington, Joyce Lawrence of Elkin, N.C., Patricia Morris Woolard of Washington.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Lou Sisson and Sharon Stone and two brothers, Larry Morris and Pete Morris.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at her home, 4056 Market Street Ext., Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edward Lewton Braddy Smith

Mr. Edward Lewton Braddy Smith, 83, of Dillon, S.C., died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.  Mr. Smith was born in Washington on Feb. 28, 1925. He was the son of the late Tillie Estelle Braddy Smith and Clifford E. Smith.  He was an actor and appeared in many plays including “The Lost Colony” in Manteo.  He was co-owner of Pampered Pet, a former member of the Dillon County Historical Society and a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.  Survivors include one sister, Joanne Smith Tilling of Virginia Beach, Va., and one brother, C. Anthony Smith of Virginia Beach, Va. (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, March 21, 2009)

Ellen Christine Asby Smith

Mrs. Ellen Christine Asby Smith, age 75, a resident of 1675 Old Bath Highway, Washington died Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Asbury United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Sam Grist, Jr. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Ronald Smith, James D. Asby, Dwayne Asby, Ashley Alligood, Tim Little and Todd Little. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Holland, Chad Asby, Todd Asby and Billy Boyd.  Mrs. Smith was born in Pitt County on April 4, 1936. She was the daughter of the late James Dawson Asby and Lossie Belle Harris Asby. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and previously worked for Dr. William E. Kidd for over 10 years.  Mrs. Smith was a very active member of the Asbury United Methodist Church. She was a Circle member, Choir member, and served on numerous committees in the church. Mrs. Smith volunteered at the N.C. Estuarium, for the American Cancer Society and Eagles Wings. She held the polls for several elections.  On June 25, 1967, she married Donald Gray Smith, who survives.  Surviving with her husband are her son, Charles Dawson Smith and his wife, Susan of Rocky Mount; two grandsons, Nigel Gray Smith of Honolulu, Hawaii, Trevor Wayne Smith of Rocky Mount; four brothers, Bucky Asby of Franklin, NC, Gene L. Asby and Reginald W. Asby both of Washington; James Dawson Asby, Jr. of Richmond, Va.; sister, Margaret Asby Holland of Washington; twin sister, Helen A. McRoy of Washington; devoted aunt, Myrtle Harris Whitfield of Williamsburg, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a son, Roderick Gray Smith.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Monday, August 22, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Elva Hudson Smith

Mrs. Elva Marie Hudson Smith, age 91, a resident of 1648 Beech Ridge Rd., Belhaven, NC died Tuesday February 21, 2012 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday February 23, 2012 at Odd Fellows Cemetery of Belhaven officiated by Alan Harmon and Arthur “Bud” Ball.  Mrs. Smith was born in the Wilkinson Station Community of Pantego on September 29, 1920 daughter of the late William Lewis Hudson and the late Lida L. Williamson Hudson. She attended Beaufort County Schools. On August 28, 1937 she married Roland Harvey Smith who preceded her in death on November 17, 1990. She worked at Blue Channel Crab Co. and Baker Crab Co. Mrs. Smith was a member of Belhaven Pentecostal Holiness Church of Belhaven.  Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters: Lida Smith Leoni and her husband Ellis of Belhaven and Thala Smith Sawyer and her husband Willie of Pantego; three grandchildren: Cindy Leoni Foxe, Misty Leoni Lanning and Tyler Smith Sawyer and three great grandchildren: Jamie Foxe, Jonathan Foxe and Tori Foxe. Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by a son: Cleaton Smith; two brothers: Edward W. Hudson and Dalton Hudson and two sisters: Irene Roberts and Thelma Joyce.  The family will receive friends at the home located at 1648 Beech Ridge Rd., Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Gary Allen Smith

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Mr. Gary Allen Smith, 56, of 5048 Little Lane, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Funeral service for Mr. Smith will be held on Friday, April 11, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, with Dr. C.B. Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery in Washington. Mr. Smith was a native of Pitt County where he attended the public schools. He was a faithful member of Triumph Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Brenda Barnhill Smith of the home; mother, Hosanna Smith of Washington; daughter, Stephanie O'Neal-Blount of Grimesland; four sisters, Bessie Holmon of Mebane, Deloris Brown of Piscattway, N.J., Cleo Smikle of Greenville, and Evelyn Stanley of Marietta, Ga.; four brothers, Lonnie Smith Jr. of Greenville, John Smith and Melvin Smith, both of Newark, N.J., and Edrow Smith of Patterson, N.J.; a close friend, Barbara Nesbitt of Newark, N.J.; two aunts; an uncle; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. There will be a walkthrough viewing for Mr. Smith on Thursday, April 10, 2008, from 2-7 p.m. at Mitchell's Funeral Home Chapel, 1000 Howell St., Greenville. Arrangements handled by Mitchell's Funeral Home, Greenville.  (Greenville Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Monday, April 7, 2008)

Harold L. Smith

Mr. Harold L. Smith, age 69, died at his home in Cocoa, Fla., on May 16. He was the son of the late Jessie L. and Venters Hudson Smith. Mr. Smith was born in Belhaven, N.C., and grew up in Washington, N.C., where he attended Washington High School. He served in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division for three years. He later graduated from Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, Ill., and served as a minister and youth minister for several years. He left the ministry and entered business in Indiana before moving to Florida in 1972.  He was retired from Wylie Baxley Funeral Home in Rockledge, Fla., where he had worked for the past few years. He was an active member of The Cocoa Church of Christ, Christian Church.  Mr. Smith was preceded in death by four brothers, William, Edward Lee, Jessie Jr., and Charles; and one sister, Betty Smith.  He is survived by one sister, Mary Ann Jennings of Warrenton, Va. He is also survived by one foster son, Clayton Castetter. and daughter-in-law, Michelle Henderson. He had one beloved grandson, CJ Castetter, all of Cocoa, Fla.  A private graveside service will be held. Paul Funeral Home of Washington, N.C., will be serving the Smith family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 24, 2006)

Hazel Whealton Smith

Mrs. Hazel Whealton Smith, age 83, a former resident of Old Pamlico Beach Road, Belhaven, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Ridgeland Nursing Center in Ridgeland, S.C.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Derik Davis.  Mrs. Smith was born in Beaufort county on July 31, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Dorman Alexander Whealton and Elizabeth Stowe Whealton. Mrs. Smith was a retired department store clerk. She was a member of the Pamlico Beach Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith moved to Ridgeland in 2003.  Mrs. Smith was married to Darwin M. Smith, who preceded her in death in 1978.  Survivors include three sons, Glenn M. Smith of Savannah, GA, Darwin Wayne Smith of Dallas, TX, Norman Earl Smith of Pamlico Beach; seven grandchildren including two beloved grandsons, Steven and David Smith; 10 great grandchildren and a beloved niece, Janice Foster of Washington.  In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren A Whealton and Dorman A. Whealton, Jr.; and six sisters, Thelma Davis, Nora Taylor, Alberta Prescott, Edna Jackson, Minnie Sellers, and Margaret English.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm Saturday at Paul Funeral Home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving Smith family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, March 15, 2008)

Helen Equils Smith

Helen Equils Smith, 70, of Port Charlotte, died Nov. 27, 2003.  She was born in Bath, N.C., and came to the South Gulf Cove area of Port Charlotte 11 years ago from Waterford, Conn. She worked for 30 years for General Dynamics electric boat division in Groton, Conn., and later as a marketing administrator for a division of Science Applications International Corp. in New London, Conn. She was active in rock, gem and mineral clubs and was a member of the Venice and Sarasota clubs.  Survivors include her husband, Gifford R.; her mother, Zadie of Belhaven, N.C.; brothers Robert and Charles, both of Belhaven; and a sister, Jane Keech of Belhaven.  A memorial service will be later. Englewood Community Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge.  (Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL) – November 29, 2003)

James Guilford Smith

Mr. James Guilford Smith, age 76, a former resident of Belhaven died Monday October 13, 2008 at Plumblee Nursing Center of Plymouth.  A graveside funeral will be held 2:00 PM Thursday October 16, 2008 at Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill officiated by Rev. Dean Fulford, Jr.  Mr. Smith was born in Pitt County on October 15, 1931 son of the late James “Willie” Smith and the late Miriam A. Foster. He attended Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church.  Mr. Smith is survived by a brother: Carlton Smith of Belhaven and was preceded in death by a sister: Catherine Smith Nixon.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Smith family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, October 15, 2008)

James Webster Smith, Sr.

Mr. James Webster “Webbie” Smith, Sr., 58 of 1265 West Barr Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, July 09, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Henry Horne officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mac Smith Cemetery in Pitt County.  Randy Smith, Tommy Parker, Kenneth Earl James, Roland R. Smith, Jamie Wright and Jessie Dixon will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM this evening at Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Chocowinity.   Mr. Smith was born September 8, 1947 in Pitt County.  He was the son of Phillip and Pauline Hardy Smith.  He was married to the former Brenda Haddock.  Mr. Smith was a fabricator at Hackney & Sons, Inc. of Washington. He was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Brenda Haddock Smith, his parents, Phillip and Pauline Smith; his daughter, Sherri S. Johnson and her husband, Jeff and his son, James Webster Smith, Jr. and his wife, Heather, all of Chocowinity; his sister, Joan Weatherington and her husband, Bobby of Ayden; his brother, Gerald Smith of Clay Root and six grandchildren, Tyler, Austin, Hunter, Madison, Lauren and Zack.  He was preceded in death by his nephew, Phillip “Phil” Smith.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, July 11, 2006)

Jay C. Smith

Mr. Jay C. Smith, age 75, a resident of Washington, N.C., died Thursday, November 2, 2006.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, November 9, 2006 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C. conducted by Pastor Phillip Jethro. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Smith was born in Beaufort County, N.C. on September 9, 1931. He was the son of the late Heber Smith and Ellen Smith Chauncey Buck. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired Electronics Specialist for the Department of the Navy. Mr. Smith lived in Sterling, Va. from 1963 to 1989.  Mr. Smith was very active in Scouting. As a boy, he belonged to the Boy Scouts. He was a leader of Troop 1159 in Sterling, VA, and later became an Explorer leader. Mr. Smith was a Ham radio operator and a member Alligood Church of God.  Mr. Smith was married to the former Lillian “Toots” Boger, who preceded in death in 1988.  Survivors include a son, Donald Jay Smith and his wife, Saundra of Front Royal, VA; a daughter, Lisa Smith Tobin and her husband, Thomas of Sterling VA; a sister, Margaret Chrismon of Winston-Salem; and two brothers, Tommy Smith of Hibbing, MN and Allen Smith of Kernersville, NC.  In addition to his wife and his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by two brothers, Ledrue Smith and Michael Smith; and two sisters, Bernice Cherry and Marlene Modlin.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Smith family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, November 7, 2006)

Jimmie L. Smith

Mr. Jimmie L. Smith, age 56, a resident of 1859 Corsica Road, Washington, NC died Monday May 21, 2007 at the Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.   A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Saturday May 26, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Delmus Ayers, Minister. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.   Jimmie was born in Beaufort County on April 10, 1951 son of the late Jesse Lee Smith and Margie Corinne Mayo Smith who survives. He was a 1969 graduate of Chocowinity High School. Jimmie was a salesman with Seaboard Motors and was owned and operated Beaufort Hyde Auctions.  Surviving along with Jimmie’s mother Corinne Smith of Washington is a daughter: Catherine Smith of Cary; a son: Charles Smith of Raleigh; two step children: Taylor Casper of Raleigh and Jaime Hardin of Sevierville, TN; two sisters: Patricia and her husband Ernest of Blounts Creek and Jessie Carol of Chesapeake, VA; and two nephews Kevin Cutler of Blounts Creek and Keith Cutler of Frisco, NC.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Saturday May 26, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Jimmie’s mother located at 103 Waterford Place, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, May 23, 2007)

Jimmie LaFayette Smith

Mr. Jimmie LaFayette Smith, age 72, a resident of 34640 US 264 East in Belhaven died on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and will be officiated by Scott Askew. Burial will follow in Smithton Cemetery.  Mr. Smith was born in Beaufort County on October 2, 1937 to the late Clemon and Margorie Smith. He married the former Jannie Cutler on January 10, 1960. Jimmie was employed as a tugboat engineer for many years.  In addition to his wife Jannie, survivors include one son: Joey Smith and his wife Beverly of Pungo Creek; two granddaughters: Jenna Elizabeth Smith and Bethany Grace Smith both of Pungo Creek; and two sisters: Sally Winstead of Washington state and Vonnie Tinker of Smithton. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his sister Thelma Tinker and his brother C. W. Smith.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, December 4, 2009)

John Dawson Smith

Mr. John Dawson Smith, 81, of South Currituck Road, Currituck, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at Sentara Leigh Hospital.  A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Pilmoor United Methodist Church, Currituck, with the Rev. Scott Wilson-Parsons officiating.  Mr. Smith was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 16, 1925. He was the son of the late James Edgar and Pearlie Garris Smith.  He was retired from the Navy, where he served during World War II and the Korean conflict. He was also a retired civil service employee. He was married to Emma Lee Clark Smith, who survives. He was a Master Mason and member of the Norfolk Royal Arch Chapter No. 1. He was a member of Pilmoor United Methodist Church, Currituck.  Survivors include one daughter, Mellony Smith of Norfolk, Va.; one son, Donald Dawson Smith of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; two brothers, Carl W. Smith of Washington and William “Billy” Austin Smith of Hampton, Va.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Sunday at the home following the memorial service.  Arrangements are by Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, October 28, 2006)

John M. Smith
The Coastland Times - Friday, January 25, 1963; pg. 2

Johnnie Edward Smith

Mr. Johnnie Edward Smith, age 55, a resident of 2625 Horse Pen Swamp Road, Washington, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.   Graveside services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Rev. Clifford Ball.  Mr. Smith was born in Beaufort County on February 4, 1957. He was the son of the late John Lewis Smith and Doris Virginia Gurganus Smith. Mr. Smith was a well driller for Joe and Bennie Leggett as long as his health permitted. He was a member of the Piney Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church. “He loved life and loved living it”.  He is survived by a sister, Debbie S. Kirk and her husband, Oral of Washington; three brothers, Frankie Ray Smith and wife, Diane, Randy Wayne Smith and wife, Patricia, Danny Lewis Smith and wife, Patty all of Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a sister, Lora May Smith; his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Annie Smith; and maternal grandparents, William and Allie Rawls Gurganus.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of his sister, Debbie Kirk, 2623 Horse Pen Swamp Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joseph Stephen Smith

Mr. Joseph Stephen “Steve” Smith, age 61, a resident of Winterville and Belhaven died Sunday January 6, 2013 at his Belhaven home.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday January 9, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Tony Stewart. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Terry McCall, Kevin Armstrong, Delbert Armstrong, Georgie Baker, John Hoard and Don Cox will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Daniels, Steve Carawan and Walt O’Neal.  Steve was born in Belhaven on November 12, 1951 son of the late Charles Nathanial Smith, Sr. and the late Margarite McKinney Smith. He was a 1970 graduate of J. A Wilkinson High School and earned his Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from South Wood College. Steve was a great entrepreneur in many fields but his passion was in Home Automation.  Steve is survived by a son: Matthew Smith of Chocowinity; two daughters: Jessica Smith of Bath and her fiancé Aaron Small of Belhaven and Stacy Smith Wilson and her husband Bob of Greenville; a brother: C.N. Smith of Manteo and a grandchild: Kaiah Smith.  The family will receive friends 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday January 8, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at Steve’s Belhaven home located at 487 Bay St., Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve Steve’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

From the words of Steve himself:
I am me....
My arms do not move, yet I see them dancing above me, circling the rays of sun that break through the curtains of my bedroom window…
…I see myself running along the beach again, free and strong and full of life, yet I cannot touch the world around me. My spirit soars and my life is perfect even though those around me cannot see how perfect it is. That’s just because I am loved and can love in return. I am free because I hope and I fly because my imagination tells me it is possible. Nothing can take my spirit, not even my body that has robbed me of so much. I can do all things. I can feel all things. I can love and embrace and dance through the shadows of time with nothing more than the knowledge that I am more than the sum of my parts. I am me.
I am at peace and even though outsiders might not believe me, I am well.
As Always,
Steve

Juanita Gurganus Smith

Juanita Gurganus Smith, age 76, a resident of Carrow Rd., Chocowinity, NC passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013 at River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. There will be a celebration of her life Wednesday, November 13 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by D. J. Maxey and John Anderson. Burial will follow in Wesley Cemetery. Scott Smith, A.J. Smith, Earl Gurganus, Kelly Gurganus, Buddy Smith and Brandon Hardison will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Juanita was born July 13, 1937 in Beaufort County daughter of the late Otway and Minnie Silverthorne Gurganus. She lived her entire life in Beaufort County and married Gene Autry Smith who preceded her in death. Juanita was a homemaker/farmer's wife. She attended Eastern Pines Christian Church and enjoyed traveling to the mountains.  She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Jo Teall of Georgia and Darlene S. Cox and husband William of Chocowinity; her son, Al Smith and wife Tamara of Greenville; her granddaughter, Christina Hardison and husband Brandon of Jamesville; her grandson, AJ Smith; her two sisters, Margaret Tushar of Garrettsville, OH and Thelma Lee Gurganus of Washington; and her brother, Floyd Gurganus of Bath.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Michelle Lea Cox; one sister, Hallie Pheiffer; and two brothers, Buddy and William Gurganus.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Justus Greenwood Smith, Jr.

Mr. Justus Greenwood “J.G.” Smith, Jr., age 72 a resident of 1967 Seed Tick Neck Road, Pinetown, NC died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Bud Ball and Raymond Lagcher. Burial will follow at Sidney Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Brad Smith, Matt Smith, Wayne Howell, Jr. Lance Swindell, Brandon Berry, John Cox, Don Cox and Ricky Windley will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Smith was born in Beaufort County on June 15, 1942 to the late Justus Greenwood Smith and Gladys Irene Jackson. Mr. Smith attended John A. Wilkinson High School. On March 9, 1959, Mr. Smith married Linda Gale Gaylord, who survives. “J.G.” was the owner/operator of Smith Land Development, Inc. He accepted Christ as his Savior in 2008 and had attended Hunter’s Bridge Church of Christ.  In addition to his wife Gale, Mr. Smith is survived by one daughter: Candy Howell and husband Wayne of Pinetown, NC, two sons: Jay Smith and wife Wadine of Cove City, NC and Grant Smith and wife Jennifer of Pinetown, NC two brothers: Robert O. Smith of Roper, NC and Joseph H. Smith and wife Holly of Ocracoke, NC, a brother-in-law: David Verdin of Austell, Ga., one sister: Sarah Windley of Ellis Cove in Belhaven, NC, seven grandchildren: Ashley Howell Swindell and husband Lance, Wayne Howell, Jr., Jamie Berry and husband Brandon, Brad Smith, Matt Smith, Emily Smith and Hannah Smith. Mr. Smith was eagerly anticipating his first great grandson due in October.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith is preceded in death by a sister, Jean Verdin.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home located at 1967 Seed Tick Neck Road, Pinetown, NC, 27865.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Kenneth Gray Smith

Mr. Kenneth Gray “Kenny” Smith, 58, of 159 Clifton Meadows, Washington, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at home.  A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Chocowinity, with pastor Henry Horne officiating.  Mr. Smith was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 12, 1949. He was the son of Lottie Clark Smith of Washington and the late Elwood Earl “Ed” Smith. He was a welder and had previously worked at Hackney’s. He was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, Tau Tribe No. 18. He attended Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth E. Smith of Hillsborough and Barbara S. Elks of Washington.  The family will receive friends Saturday at the church following the service.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, October 3, 2008)

Laura Keech Smith

Mrs. Laura Keech Smith, 89, of Autumnfield Rest Home and formerly of 417 East Bay Street, Belhaven, died Saturday July 28, 2007. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Belhaven Community Cemetery and will be officiated by the Rev. Mike Isbell.  Mrs. Smith was born in Beaufort County on October 23, 1917 to the late William and Ida Keech of Free Union. She married Charlie Smith on April 6, 1944, and he preceded her in death on April 19, 1985. Mrs. Smith worked with the local Roses store, the Colonial Grocery Store and Bell’s Grocery. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Belhaven Lioness Club and enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. She and her husband Charlie operated the Belhaven Community Center for many years.  Survivors include one son, Harold Smith and his wife Susan of Belhaven; two grandchildren, Brittany Smith of Greenville, Ashley Smith Johnson and her husband Parker of Lyons, Colo., and one great-grandson, Bode Rivers Johnson.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Laura Rae Smith Hagan, five brothers and seven sisters.  The family received friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Smith family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, August 1, 2007)

Lester R. Smith

Lester R. Smith, 68, of the 1200 block of Maryview Ave., died Jan. 25, 1993, in a hospital.  Mr. Smith was born in Washington, N.C., and had retired from the Seafarers International Union. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.  Survivors include his wife, Loys W. Smith; two daughters, Pamela Ray Smith Richerson of Fort Ord., Calif., and Judith Ann Smith Fox of Chesapeake; a son, Steve J. Conn of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be private. Hollomon-Brown & Snellings Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – January 27, 1993; pg. D2)

Linda Darleen Barnard Smith

Mrs. Linda Darleen Barnard Smith, age 59, a resident of 915 Smith Shores Road, Belhaven, died Friday, April 2, 2010 at her home.  Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2010 at Smithton Cemetery and will be conducted by the Rev. Jason Blanton. Brett Smith, Michael Smith, Jr., Brandon Phelps, Thomas Smith, Jason Keech and Matthew Neal will serve as pallbearers. Donnie Jones, Stuart Alligood, Bradley Boyd, Nathan Dunbar, Dale Davis, Larry Gordon and Albert Keech will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Smith was born in Pasquotank County on August 24, 1950 to Raymond Barnard and the late Lola Hewitt Barnard. On April 13, 1973 she married Fred W. (Bo) Smith III who survives. She was a 1968 graduate of Elizabeth City High School and then went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in elementary education, her master’s degree in library science from East Carolina University, and became national board certified in library science. She was employed as a librarian with Northeast Elementary in Pinetown and attended First Baptist Church of Smithton.  Survivors include her father, Raymond Barnard; her husband, Fred W. (Bo) Smith, III; one daughter, Nikki Smith Klapp and husband Nick of Washington; three sons, Fred W. Smith, IV and wife Priscilla of Belhaven, C. Blake Smith and wife Denise of Belhaven, Cade B. Smith and wife Kelly of Belhaven; five grandchildren, Emori M. Smith, Paige C. Smith, Hunter Taylor, Collin B. Smith and Carter B. Smith; three sisters, Faye B. Smith (the best of friends), Ann B. Jones, Wanda Swarthout and two brothers, Martin (Boogie) Trueblood and Raymond Barnard, Jr.  The family will receive friends at the home, 915 Smith Shores Road, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, April 4, 2010)

Loarine Ray Smith

Ms. Loarine Ray Smith, 56, of 219 Frederick Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Beach Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Foxworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith No. 2 Cemetery, Chocowinity.  Ms. Smith was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 9, 1950. She was the daughter of the late Bryant Smith Sr. and Ella M. Howard Smith. She was a graduate of the former P.S. Jones High School. She was a member of Beach Grove Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Nadia Keys of Groton, Conn.; three sons, Michael W. Keys Sr., Randolph Keys Jr. and Malcolm E. Smith, all of Chocowinity; five grandchildren; one sister, Anita J. Smith of Capital Heights, Md.; and three brothers, David Howard of Creswell, Bryant Smith Jr. of Greenville, and Bennie Smith of Smithfield.  A walk-in viewing will be held today from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 6, 2007)

Lottie Clark Smith

Mrs. Lottie Clark Smith, age 87, went to be with her Lord, Monday, June 28, 2010, after a long, brave battle with Alzheimer’s.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, conducted by Rev. Lee Hendricks.  Mrs. Smith’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.  Lottie was born to the late Berry O. and Nettie Fornes Clark on February 14, 1923. She attended and graduated from Chocowinity High School in 1941. On December 21, 1946, Lottie married Elwood (Ed) Smith, who preceded her in death January 9, 1990. She is a past member of the First Christian Church, the C.B.H. Lodge and the Senior Citizens Striders.  Lottie was employed at Samson’s Shirt Factory and Hamilton Beach from 1956 to 1986.  She is survived by a brother, Herman Clark of Raleigh; two daughters, Barbara S. Elks of Washington, Elizabeth Smith of Hillsborough; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, Lottie was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth; her brothers, Alonza, Jim, Berry, Jr. and Thurman; her granddaughter, Ginger and her great grandson, D. J.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lucinda Boyd Smith

Mrs. Lucinda Boyd Smith, age 91, died Thursday morning August 28, 2014 at Ridgewood Manor.  A graveside service will be held 2:30 PM on Saturday August 30, 2014 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Pastor Phillip Jethro.  Mrs. Smith was born in Pitt County on April 28, 1923, daughter of the late James Oliver Boyd and Jennie Angel Boyd. She married Louis Smith, Jr. who preceded her in death in 1978. Mrs. Smith was employed with the Shirt Factory for 10 years and retired from Hamilton Beach after 15 years’ service. Her last employment was as custodian at Wachovia Bank for five years. Mrs. Smith loved her church, porcelain dolls, flowers and was an avid Elvis fan.  She is survived by her children: Lois J. Harris of Washington and John David Smith of Chocowinity, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her son: James Louis Smith; her sisters: Lizzie Arnold, Ruby Moore, Frances Boyd, Beatrice Ambrose and Alberta Moore and her brothers: Willie Boyd and Jesse Boyd.  The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM on Friday night and other times at the home of her daughter, Lois Harris located at 1203 Mill Hole Road.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lynn Alynn Smith

Mr. Lynn Alynn Smith, age 75, a resident of Catnip Point, Bath , NC, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, July 9, 2012 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Bath, NC officiated by The Rev. Eric John Zubler. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.   Lynn was born in Atlanta, GA on May 7, 1937 son of Luther Alexander and Hilda Walker Smith. He was raised in Birmingham, AL. At 13 he moved to North Carolina where he attended Oak Ridge Military Academy where he was Valedictorian of his class of 1955. Mr. Smith earned an NROTC scholarship and graduated from Duke University in 1959 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He served his country in the USMC attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. Lynn was married to the former Martha Pyle who survives. He retired from IBM after 30 years of work in international marketing and sales management. Mr. Smith later worked as director of East Carolina Partnership, NC Science and Math Alliance directing programs to help businesses support educational institutions; specifically for K-12 students. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lions Club, Washington Yacht & Country Club, Bayview Golf Course and Bath Planning Board.   In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Lee Andrew Smith, his daughter, Kimberly Lukhard and her husband Wayne and his three grandchildren, Kaylee Shaye Smith, Robert L. Lukhard and Duncan W. Lukhard.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Mamie E. Smith

Mamie E. Smith, 82, was embraced by God's grace on Monday, May 13, 2002.  A native of Washington, N.C., she was a resident of Newport News for 62 years. She graduated from Chocowinity High School in North Carolina and later retired as a supervisor for MICA Plant, after 20 years of service. She was a member of West Hampton Baptist Church and Sunday School Class. She enjoyed lovely flower gardens and liked cooking for others. She loved friends and was a very giving person. She also had a love for Southern Gospel Music and singing. She was a very devoted mother and friend.  Survivors include her daughter, Faye Arnett and her husband, Bill; two sisters, Rosalie Gurley and Ester Mae Norris, both of Virginia; four brothers, James, Elmer and Jerry McRoy, all of Fla., and Billy McRoy of N.C.; two grandchildren, Starr Cortes of Calif. and Scott Arnett of Va.; one great granddaughter, Callie Connelly of Calif.; and a host of loving family and friends.  A going home celebration will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at Peninsula Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. H. Ron White. The family will receive friends following the service until 9 p.m. Burial will be private.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – May 14, 2002)

Margaret Walker Smith

Mrs. Margaret Walker Smith, beloved mother and grandmother of Washington, NC passed away on Friday January 11, 2013 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home.  Mrs. Smith was born in Washington, NC on November 10, 1919, daughter of William Robert and Bessie Clark Walker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman F. Smith and two dear sisters, Carlyle Silverthorne and Doris Phelps.  Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Linda S. Alexander and husband Dennis of Washington, NC and Kay S. Wainwright and husband, Ken of Greenville, NC; her grandchildren: Mark W. Alexander and wife Kendra of Greenville, NC and Krista W. Bass and husband Brian of Vista, CA; and her great grandchildren: Brody Alexander and Keelie and Dawson Bass.  The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 PM at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington on Sunday January 13, 2013 and other times at the home of her daughter, Linda Alexander located at 824 Mimosa Shores Road, Washington, NC. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM on Monday January 14, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Ray West and Steve Hill. Mark Alexander, Brian Bass, Kenneth Smith, Thomas Phelps, Jerry Smith and Jan Smith will serve as pallbearers.  The family would like to extend a very special thank you to all Ms. Margaret’s special friends at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Martha Louise Smith

On February 19, 2011, beloved Miss Louise Smith departed this home for her Eternal home in Heaven.  Born October 31, 1922, Martha Louise was born to William Harvey and Minnie Elizabeth Barrington Smith. Louise was the oldest of 10 children (seven girls and three sons).  Louise attended Bear Creek School, graduated from Chocowinity High School in 1940 and accepted Jesus into her heart as Lord and Savior. During the spring of her senior year, Louise knew she was called to be a missionary. To prepare for this missionary work, she attended Holmes Bible College and Furman University where she graduated in 1947. After getting her degree, she went before the Pentecostal Holiness Mission Board to make preparations to go to the mission field. While waiting for her assignment, Louise taught third grade at Chocowinity School. There she taught for five years before going to serve in India on October 31, 1952 (her birthday). After serving 25 years in India, Louise returned home in September of 1977 due to the illness of her mother. After her mother’s death, Louise went to Durbin, South Africa. She worked in Indian churches for four or five years. She retired in early spring of 1992. Since retiring, Louise made her home in the community of Chocowinity.  Louise was an active member of Hodges Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church. Her life in the mission field of India and South Africa as well as her “work” at Hodges Chapel was dedicated to spreading God’s work to the lost.  Louise is survived by sisters, Elizabeth S. Clark of Virginia Beach, Va., Margie S. Lanning of Northampton, PA, Lucille S. McDonald of Lufkin, TX, and Ruby Meeks of Chocowinity; two brothers, William E. Smith of Chocowinity and James Thurman Smith of Plymouth; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Evaleen Elliott of Washington, Doris S. Res of Phoenix, AZ and a brother, Euleus Smith of Phoenix, AZ.  Special thanks to caregiver Rose Alligood and all of the caring people who attended her.  Visitation will be at Paul Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and other times at her home, 1747 Carrow Road, Chocowinity. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Wednesday at Hodges Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 572 Carrow Road, Chocowinity.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Theron Buck, Mike Smith, Ricky Clark, Major Clark, Jimmy Lanning and Aubrey Bradshaw. Members of the Men’s Fellowship will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Elizabeth Jones Smith

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Pig” Jones Smith, formerly of Edward, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006.  A funeral will be conducted today at noon in Evangel Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in Jenkins Hart Cemetery, Edward.  Mrs. Smith was born in Edward on Aug. 14, 1947. She was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Victoria Jones. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She continued her education at Prince George’s Community College, where she received a certificate in patient care. She worked for the Department of Transportation for several years. After receiving her certification, she became a patient care technician at the Prince George’s Hospital. She joined Holy Temple Church in Edward, where she served on the usher board. She later joined Evangel Missionary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., where she served on the usher board.  Survivors include her stepfather, Albert Matthew; one daughter, Vealetta Parker and three grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Snead’s Mortuary Services, P.A., Washington, D.C.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, October 14, 2006)

Michi Ohira Smith

Mrs. Michi Ohira Smith, age 77, a resident of Belhaven died December 1, 2010 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday December 4, 2010 at Belhaven Community Cemetery officiated by Rev. Greg Nunley.  Mrs. Michi was born in Hokkaido, Japan on July 7, 1933 daughter of the late Soshiro and Tsuroyo Ohira. She was a graduate of Hokkaido High School and later moved to the states in 1957. Mrs. Michi married Manuel Gray Smith on January 21, 1971 who preceded her in death on November 25, 2001. She worked in sewing factories in Belhaven and Washington and was a member of First Christian Church of Belhaven.  Survivors include a son: Steven Thomas Miller; a daughter: Rhonda Miller; a mother-in-law: Etta Smith; two sisters-in-law: Mary Etta Jones and her husband John Tankard Jones and Liz Simpson and her husband Franklin; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mrs. Michi was preceded in death by a sister-in-law: Patricia Smith.  Due to ongoing family health concerns the family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Nancy Marie Smith

Ms. Nancy Marie Smith, age 50, a resident of 438 Stell Road, Bath, NC died Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00AM Saturday May 29, 2010 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. David Linton and Rev. Sanford R. Sears. Jackie Smith, Jr., Lee Stell, Larry McKeel, Sammy Smith, Michael Smith and Johnny Dye will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Smith was born on July 17, 1959 daughter of the late Major Mayhew Smith, Sr. and Thelma Ross Smith. She worked in office management for a number of years. Ms. Smith was a member of Bath Church of God.  Ms. Smith is survived by a daughter, Melissa Dawn McKeel and her husband Wade of Bath, NC, two brothers, Jackie L. Smith, Sr. and wife Kathy of Bath, NC and Major Mayhew Smith, Jr. and wife Jamie of New Bern, NC, and one granddaughter, Caelyn McKeel of Bath, NC.  In addition to her parents, Ms. Smith was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Ross Smith.  Ms. Smith will lie-in-state Friday May 28, 2010 from 8:00AM-8:00PM at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law located at 438 Stell Road, Bath, NC 27808.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Robert Lee Smith, Sr.

Robert Lee Smith, Sr., 61, 2615 Parrish Road, Titusville, died Tuesday, Sept. 29. Mr. Smith was retired from the Orlando Utilities Commission. Born in Washington, N.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1963. He was a member of the American Legion Post One, VFW Post 4228 and was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: sons, Robert L. Jr., Fayetteville, N.C.; daughter, Jeannie, Mims; brothers, Junior, Glen Burnie, Md., Woodrow, Jacksonville, N.C.; sisters, Carolyn Bowles, Shelly Cook, both of Jacksonville, N.C.; father, Seth, Jacksonville, N.C. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – October 3, 1992; pg. D6)

Robert Morgan Smith

Mr. Robert “Morgan” Smith, 35, of 410 W. 15th St., Washington, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Covenant Community Church, U.S. Highway 17 North, Washington, with the Rev. Shad Watters officiating.  Mr. Smith was born in Norfolk, Va., on Aug. 16, 1970. He was the son of Robert E. and Barbara Alligood Smith of Washington. He graduated from Bath High School in 1988. He was married to Christy Pinkham Smith, who survives.  Survivors include one son, Ryan Matthew Smith of the home; two daughters, Ashley Lauren Smith of the home and Victoria Diane Michael of Pinetown.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Robin Smith Respess.  The family will receive friends today from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Covenant Community Church and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, June 13, 2006)

Roberta Smith

Roberta Smith, of the 300 block of Wynn St., a retired schoolteacher, died July 8, 1992, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mrs. Smith was born in Beaufort County, N.C. She retired from Portsmouth public schools after 41 years and was a member of New First Baptist Church Taylorsville.  Survivors include her husband, Noah Smith Sr.; a son, Noah Smith Jr. of Suffolk; four sisters, Ina Taylor of Statesville, N.C., Emaline Johnson of Blounts Creek, N.C., Bernice Pippen of Thomasville, Ala., and Ola Moore of Portsmouth; and a brother, Kelly Moore Jr. of Laurel, Md.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in St. Anna Baptist Church, Bounts Creek, by the Rev. James Moore. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Whitfield & Whitley Mortuary is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – July 12, 1992; pg. B2)

Ruth Barnes Smith

Mrs. Ruth Barnes Smith, age 89, a resident of 153 Barnes Foster Loop Road, Belhaven, NC died Friday December 17, 2010 at the Beaufort County Medical Center of Washington.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Monday December 20, 2010 at Sidney Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery officiated by Pastor Dean Fulford, Jr. Pallbearers will be Allen Navarro, Dennis Pierce, Sr., Dennis Pierce, Jr., Leon Gray Pierce, John David Pierce Robert Barnes and Ted Barnes.  Mrs. Ruth was born in Sampson County West Virginia on March 5, 1921. She married John W. Barnes who preceded her in death and she later married C.W. Smith who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Ruth has been a waitress at the former Hubs Rec Restaurant, worked at Blue Channel Crab Factory and was a homemaker.  Survivors include two sons: John Wesley Barnes of Halifax county and Robert Lee Barnes and his partner Betty Urquhart both of Belhaven; a daughter: Grace Annette Pierce and her husband Dennis of Williamston; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Smith’s son Robert located at 55 East Drive, Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve Mr. Ruth’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Samuel Earl Smith

Mr. Samuel Earl Smith, 80, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 11 am in Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington.  Mr. Smith, a native of Pitt County, was a lifelong resident of Grimesland. For 20 years, he was employed with Burroughs Welcome. He was a member of the Gold Wing Chapter in Greenville and the Moose Lodge in Snow Hill. He was also a member of Black Jack Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janice Fornes Smith; daughter, Diane S. Hodges and husband, Curtis; grandsons, Douglas A. Jackson and Bradley E. Jackson; three great-grandchildren; sister, Retha Lee Andrews and husband Edward; and special nephew, Dean Andrews, all of Grimesland.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (Wilkerson Funeral Home)

Shirley Jean Wells Smith

Mrs. Shirley Jean Wells Smith, age 69, a resident of Lover's Ln., Washington, NC, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 at River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. A graveside celebration of her life will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, NC officiated by Pastor Kent Gurganus. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 23, 2013 one hour prior to the service at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy. 264 E., Washington, NC and proceed to the cemetery in procession. The family will also receive friends at the home of her daughter Wendy Martin, 294 Warren Place (Camp Leach Rd.), Washington, NC.  Shirley was born in Plymouth, NC on November 6, 1943 daughter of the late Joe and Daisy Warren Wells. She was also the stepdaughter of the late John Stanton Sadler. She was married to the late Larry Gray Cutler. Shirley was a seamstress for Sampson Manufacturing. She had also worked at the Washington Daily News and had worked as a meat cutter. Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church but had attended Woodard's Pond Church of Christ. She loved cooking.  Shirley is survived by her daughter, Wendy C. Martin and her husband Randy of Washington; her sister, Brenda Cherry and her brother, Johnny Sadler both of Washington; her grandson, Jeremy Reece Martin of Washington; and her nieces, Tiffany Sopher, Nikki Forbes and Heather Wells all of Washington.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Danny L. Wells and Shelton Wells and her granddaughter, Jessie Nicole Martin.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Velma Lee Clark Smith

CHOCOWINITY – Mrs. Velma Lee Clark Smith, 87, of 1341 Carrow Road died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005.  Graveside service 1 p.m. Friday, Wesley Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today, Paul Funeral Home of Washington, N.C., and other times at the home.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – September 29, 2005)

Vera O. Smith

Vera O. Smith, 77, of the 700 block of Glen Oak Crossing, died Sept. 24, 1993, in a Portsmouth hospital.  Mrs. Smith was born in Aurora, N.C. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church and Brighton Light #118 Order of the Eastern Star. She was the widow of Edward (Sonny) Smith.  Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy T. Williams of Chesapeake; five sisters, Maggie Brickhouse and Mary Fonville, both of Chesapeake and Helen Taylor, Evaughan Bryant of Baltimore, Md. and Mabel Daniels of Norfolk; a brother, Chester Fonville Jr. of Chesapeake; two granddaughters, Vera L. Williams of Chesapeake and Walterzene Dabney of Detroit, Mich.; three grandsons, Lloyd E. Williams of Alexandria, Va., Willie L. Williams Jr. and Tony Hicks, both of Portsmouth; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday at St. John Baptist Church by the Rev. C.J. Freeman. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The family will be at the residence. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – September 27, 1993; pg. D2)

Veronia K. Smith

Mrs. Veronia K. Smith of Stugarett, Germany died Friday, September 29, 2006 in El Paso, Texas. She was born May 29, 1959 in Stugarett, Germany.  Funeral service will be Thursday, October 5, 2006 in El Paso, Texas with Sunset Funeral Home handling the arrangements.  Mrs. Smith was the wife of Charles Smith, a former resident of Washington, North Carolina, a 1969 graduate of Washington High School and 27 years of service in the U.S. Army.  Survivors: her husband, Charles Smith; two daughters, Sonya and Sophia Smith, all of the home; Charles’ siblings: Carolyn S. Rogers, Chocowinity, N.C., Vestie S. Spencer, Augusta, Ga., Sarah Smith, Melvin Smith, Floyd Smith, Mary S. Williams, Mazel S. Boston, all of Washington, NC; Joseph and Lloyd Smith, Norfolk, Va., Oscar Smith, Yonkers, NY and Pastor Franklin Smith, Greenville, NC.  You may contact family members at 5224 Roger Maris Drive, El Paso, Texas, 79934.  Announcement made by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. MLK, Jr. Drive, Washington, North Carolina.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday October 4, 2006)

Virgil Lee Smith

Mr. Virgil Lee Smith, age 68, a resident of 1341 Carrow Road, Chocowinity, NC died Thursday October 3, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday October 9, 2013 at Pinewood Memorial Park of Greenville. The service will be officiated by Rev. Ola Forbes. Pallbearers will be Al Smith, Eric Buck, Eric Smith, Brian Smith, Alex Langley and Zach Langley. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Hardison and Trey Alligood.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday October 8, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Mr. Smith was born in Beaufort County on August 12, 1945 son of the late William Albert Smith and the late Velma Lee Clark Smith. He was a self-employed plumber and a member of Wayside Presbyterian Church in Chocowinity.  Survivors include two sons: Mark Anthony Smith and William Scott Smith both of Chocowinity; two daughters: Teresa Langley and husband Ben and Dorothy Alligood and husband Donald, Jr. all of Chocowinity; a brother: John Smith of Chocowinity; four sisters: Earsel Holland of Highland Springs, VA, Nell Godfrey of Goldsboro, Sylvia Ingalls of Chocowinity and Debbie Cartwright of Chocowinity and ten grandchildren. Mr. Smith was predeceased by two brothers: Gene Smith and Larry Smith.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Smith family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Warren Bonner Smith

Mr. Warren Bonner Smith, 58, a resident of 500 Smith Pointe, Bath, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at home.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 17, 2006 at Oakdale Cemetery. It will be officiated by the Rev. Ray M. Souza.  Jimmy Tyer, George Elliott, Laverne Mayo, D.S. Swain, Midge Tankard, Chris Bunn, and Pearson Chrismon will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Smith was born on February 28, 1948, son of Ruth Smith Waters and the late Wilton Winstead Smith. He married the former Chris Tankard, who survives. Mr. Smith received his degree in Business Administration from Campbell University and was a self-employed businessman. He was a private pilot and served on the Warren Field Airport Commission.  In addition to his wife, Chris, of the home, and his mother, Ruth, he is survived by two daughters, Carter Tankard Smith and Sloan Winstead Smith, both of Bath. He was predeceased by a brother, Wilton Winstead Smith, Jr. He is also survived by a brother, Charles Bowen Smith of Raleigh, an uncle, Bonner Mayo Smith, and an aunt, Burchie Smith Johnston.  The family will receive friends between 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington, and at other times at the home.  Memorials may be made to Bath Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 272, Bath, NC 27808.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Smith Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – March 16, 2006)

Annie Belle Jennette Smithwick

Mrs. Annie Belle Jennette Smithwick, age 93, formerly of the Ponzer community, Hyde county, died Monday, February 26, 2007 at Britthaven of Pamlico in Grantsboro.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Mount Olive Church of Christ, Highway 264 East, Belhaven, conducted by Billy Harold Smithwick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Doug Armstrong, Talmadge Cooper, Sonny Jackson, Terry McCall, Brice Williams, and Lee Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Armstrong, Carr Baynor and Ted Bowen.  Mrs. Smithwick was born in the Sladesville community of Hyde county on July 7, 1913. She was the daughter of the late George Washington Jennette and Lydia Frances Alcox Jennette. Mrs. Smithwick was a homemaker and assisted her husband in his logging business. She was a member of Mount Olive Church of Christ.  On December 7, 1929, she married Fred Smithwick of Ponzer. Mr. Smithwick preceded her in death on June 24, 1986.  Mrs. Smithwick is survived by a son, Fred “Ted” Lester Smithwick of Ponzer; a daughter Velma Smithwick Hickman and her husband, Charles of Blounts Creek; one sister, Stella Schlieser and her husband, Edwards of Mechanicsville, VA; grandchildren, Teddy Smithwick and his wife, Clara of Darien, GA, Stella Smith of Greenville, N.C., Harold Smith and his wife, Tammy of Chocowinity; and great grandchildren, Maria S. Adams and daughters, Kayla and Emily; Jessie Lynn Smithwick; Justin Smith and Emily Smith.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Smithwick was preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Smithwick family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, February 28, 2007)

 Doris Lilley Smithwick

Doris Lilley Smithwick, 84, of 106 Riverside Campground Road, the Ponzer Community, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at her home.  Born in Bath, N. C. on February 12, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Byard and Bessie Boyd Lilley.  She was married to William T. “Bill” Smithwick on June 5, 1942.  She and her husband owned and operated Riverside Campground through the years.. They also provided the building where the Riverside Gospel Sing has been held for more than 20 years.  They have been instrumental in hosting 4-H activities and many youth activities.  She was a member of Mount Olive Church of Christ where she has been faithful for many years.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the Riverside Campground Convention Center.  Steve Bryan, a family friend, will officiate and burial will follow in the Smithwick Family Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Vince Lilley, Ron Lilley, Greg Lilley, Cecil W. Lilley, Larry Boyd and Doug Armstrong.  Her survivors include her husband of almost 66 years; a son, Billy H. Smithwick and wife, Ellan of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Thomasina S. Baynor and husband, “Junior” and Regina S. Woolard and husband, Wayne all of the Ponzer Community; a sister, Sarah L. Overgaard of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a sister-in-law, Lila Lilley of Bath; grandchildren, Carr Baynor and wife, Lee, Shannon Braxton and husband, Richie, Billie Jo Darden and husband, Tyler, Bobby Smithwick, Brandi Mobley and husband “Bo”, Brooke Dunbar and husband, Chuck, Brett Woolard and wife, Kayla; great-grandchildren, Dalton, Macy, Cole and Tanner Baynor, Ann Tyler, Lilley Caroline and J. T. Darden, Aaron and Kennedy Smithwick, Ethan and Dustin Mobley, Nathan and Natalie Dunbar; 8 nephews and 5 nieces.  The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to Mrs. Smithwick’s caregivers including Dessie Johnson, Clementine Jones and Donna Renwick,  as well as Jaime Spencer and Lorra Blount, nurses with Community Homecare and Hospice.  The body will lie in state at the convention center during the hour prior to the funeral on Monday morning.   Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) –Monday, May 19, 2008)

Esthalee Pipkin Smithwick

Mrs. Esthalee Pipkin Smithwick, age 88, a resident of 72 Down Shore Road, Core Point died Thursday evening July 25, 2013 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport.  A graveside service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday July 28, 2013 at the Core Point Cemetery and will be officiated by Pastor Ron Bousquet. Sonny Smithwick, Joseph Paul, Travis Martin, Mike Martin, Bill Burgess and Gary Martin will serve as pallbearers. Walter Martin and Gilbert Tripp will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Smithwick was born in Beaufort County on July 27, 1924, daughter of the late Andy Pipkin and Evora Wilkerson Pipkin. She was a graduate of Belhaven High School and attended Hunter College in New York. She served her country in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. On July 15, 1946, she married Bryan W. Smithwick, Sr. who preceded her in death on November 21, 2009. Mrs. Smithwick was a housewife and volunteered at Beaufort County Hospital and the Aurora Medical Center.  She is survived by her son: Bryan W. Smithwick, Jr. and wife Judy Tate Smithwick of Core Point and her granddaughter: Ambre Tate of New York, NY. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: Andy Pipkin, Jr. and William Pipkin.  The family will receive friends following the service at the home of her son, Bryan Smithwick located at 347 Down Shore Road.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Smithwick family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Richard James Smithwick

Mr. Richard James Smithwick, age 51, a resident of Core Point, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Carolina East Medical Center.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Core Point Chapel Cemetery, Blounts Creek, NC.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Smithwick family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Jean Hill Smoke

Ms. Jean Hill Smoke, age 72, died Thursday, November 15, 2012 in Atlanta, Ga.  A funeral service will be held 11:00a.m. Monday, November 19, 2012 at Trinity Episcopal Church of Chocowinity officiated by The Reverend J. M. Browne, III. Interment will follow in the Trinity Memorial Garden. A reception will follow the service in the Parish Hall.  Ms. Smoke was born in Beaufort County on April 27, 1940 to the late Elbert W. Hill and Ruth Turnage Hill. Ms. Smoke was a retired nurse having worked many years at Tideland Mental Health Center. Ms. Smoke was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Chocowinity, NC.  Ms. Smoke is survived by her children: Kimberly Friedman of Atlanta, Ga. and John Christopher Smoke of Jacksonville, Fla., grandchildren: Samantha Smoke, Rachel Smoke and Samuel Friedman, sisters: Nan Gildner of Pine Knoll Shores, NC, Vickie Conway of Wake Forest, NC and Ann Miller Hill of Washington, NC and a brother: Blaney Hill of Newport News, Va.  In addition to her parents, Ms. Smoke is preceded in death by a son Clinton Hamilton Smoke.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Smoke family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Renaldo Sneed

Mr. Renaldo “Jamel” Sneed of Oxen Hill, Md., and formerly of 312 W. Sixth St., Washington, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Cornerstone Family Worship Center with Elder Jerome Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Sneed was born Nov. 3, 1978, the son of Carolyn Sneed and Bertis Newkirk. He graduated from the Beaufort County schools. He served in the Marine Corps where he worked as an administrative clerk. While in the Marine Corps, he received the Good Conduct Medal. He was employed as a contractor for the Pentagon. He was affiliated with Mt. Hebron Church of Christ.  Survivors include three brothers, Broderick D. Sneed of Charlotte, Travis Rouse of Durham and Tyrone Woolard of Greensboro; three sisters, Rhonda M. Brown and Keishia Brown, both of New York, and Andria Perry of Durham and grandmother, Lily Sneed of Washington.  A walk-in viewing will be held today from 1-6 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, November 30, 2007)

Sandra Jean Sneed

Ms. Sandra Jean Sneed, 61, of 610 W. 10th St., Washington died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Deeper Life Ministries, Washington with the Rev. William Guilford officiating.  Ms. Sneed was born in Baltimore, Md., on Feb. 9, 1947. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Jessie Delores Montgomery Sneed. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was employed with Stanadyne Corp. in Washington.  Survivors include two daughters, Sianann Sneed and Alice Sneed, both of Washington; one son, Daniel Sneed of Durham; two sisters, Brenda Belfield and Patricia Sneed, both of New York; two brothers, Eric Sneed of New Jersey and Louis Sneed of Washington and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Alice Sneed, 117 E. Eighth St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, November 27, 2008)

Charles Wallace Snell, Jr.

Mr. Charles Wallace Snell, Jr., 84, of Greenville, died Friday, June 16, 2006.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Snell was born in Tyrrell County, the son of the late Charles Wallace and Eva Woodard Snell. He graduated from Columbia High School and Wake Forest University. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean conflict. He was married to Roberta Stevenson Snell, who preceded him in death in 2002. For 17 years he made his home in Washington and had made his home in Greenville since 1967. He was employed with the N.C. Department of Transportation for 35 years, retiring as the division engineer for division 2 in 1983. He was a longtime member and past president of the Greenville Host Lions Club and a former member of the Mended Hearts. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon and was a member of the men’s Sunday school class.  Survivors include one daughter, Margie S. Connolly of Waldorf, Md.; two grandchildren; one brother, Jacob Snell of Bell Arthur and two sisters, Pattie Spear of New Bern and Peggy Matthews of Fuquay Varina.  The family will receive friends Friday from 12:30-2 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, June 20, 2006)

Ruth V. Snell

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Miss Ruth V. Snell, 71, died Friday in Beaufort County Hospital.  A native of Hyde County, she lived here most of her life.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. in Oden Funeral Chapel by the Rev. F. Odell Walker.  Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – Sunday, June 10, 1979)

Michael Anthony Snider

Mr. Michael Anthony Snider, age 39, a resident of 335 Blake St., Washington, NC died Friday April 5, 2013 at the home of his mother in Blounts Creek.  A private celebration of Michael's life will be held at a later date.  Michael was born in Beaufort County on May 16, 1973 son of the late William Elwood Snider, II and Judy Lane Mason Snider who survives. Due to his father's death before Michael's birth he was fortunate to have a father figure in Bobby Pipkin. Bobby was the only father Michael knew on this earth. Now Michael has met his biological father in heaven. He attended Aurora High School and Beaufort County Community College where he studied welding. He married the former Iris Diane Moore on September 14, 2000 who survives. Michael worked with All Safe Construction at Potash Corp. of Aurora. He was a former hunter who stopped hunting due to his love for animals.  Surviving along with Michael's wife: Diane of the home and mother: Judy of Blounts Creek are three step-children: Toshia Dudley and Teffey Moore both of Washington and Kasey Bragg of Edward; a brother: William E. Snider, III and wife Veronica of Naples, Italy; a sister: Julie Snider of Aurora; his step-father: Bobby Pipkin of Blounts Creek; a step-sister: Lynn Lewis and husband Harold of Aurora; special aunt & uncle: Gidget and Randy Lindsey of New Richmond, OH; six grandchildren; five nephews; one niece and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  The family will receive friends at his home, 335 Blake Street, Washington and at the home of his mother, 1378 Sparrow Bay Rd., Blounts Creek.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Snider family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Isabelle Berry Snipes

Mrs. Isabelle Berry Snipes, 65, formerly of Washington, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007.  A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with S. Ray West officiating.  Mrs. Snipes was born in Washington on Feb. 26, 1941. She was the daughter of Madeline Irish of Winter Haven, Fla., and the late Malcolm Sterling Berry. She was married to John L. Snipes of Winter Haven, Fla., who survives. She was an active member of the Association of Winter Haven Manor. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Winter Haven, Fla.  Survivors include four daughters, Karen Anem of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Debbie Coderre of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Madeline Smith of Sarasota, Fla., and Shelley Sadler of Washington; two sons, Mike Smith of Washington, and John L. Snipes IV of Ft. Myers, Fla.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Willard Eddie Smith III.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, February 23, 2007)

Evelyn Payne Snow

Evelyn Payne Snow, age 54, a resident of 719 West Main Street, Washington, died Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.   Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Washington, conducted by Father Kevin Johnson. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.   The following will serve as pallbearers: Kenneth S. Snow, Jr., Samuel O. Snow, Jay M. Hodges III, Claud G. Hodges, R. Alan Jordan, and Frank DeMartin.   Evelyn was born in Washington on August 5, 1957. She was the daughter of the late Thomas S. Payne, Jr. and Evelyn Glenn Payne. A graduate of Washington High School, Evelyn attended Beaufort County Community College and East Carolina University. She worked as Registrar at the Beaufort County Health Department. Evelyn was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, the Stratford Book Club, The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina and a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.   She is survived by her son, Samuel Payne Snow of Washington; and her two brothers, Thomas S. Payne III of Washington and Charles G. Payne of Winterville.   The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the funeral hour Tuesday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church and other times at the home.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Snow family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Fay Oden Snow

Mrs. Fay Oden Snow, age 79, a resident of 303 West 15th Street, Washington, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family and caregiver Dorothy Shaffer.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Oakdale Cemetery, officiated by Dr. Lance Perry. A visitation will be held after the graveside service.  Mrs. Snow was born on October 28, 1934 in Washington, N.C. She was the daughter of the late James Samuel Oden and Sadie Mae Cutler Snow. Mrs. Snow was a graduate of the original Washington High School in 1953. She married Kenneth C. Snow on October 3, 1954 and worked with him and his family at Beaufort Equipment Company for 50 years. Mrs. Snow was a member of the First Christian Church in Washington, a member of the Trinity Sunday School class and a member of Circle 2. Before her declining health, Mrs. Snow was an avid reader. She also enjoyed golf, bridge, needlework, traveling with friends and the Pamlico River.  She is survived by her husband, Kenneth C. Snow of 59 years; two sons, Kenneth C. Snow, Jr. and wife Connie of Washington, Samuel Oden Snow and wife Laurie of Washington; a daughter, Teresa S. DeMartin and husband Frank of Cary, N.C.; three grandchildren, Samuel Payne Snow of Greenville and Washington, Ashleigh Nicole DeMartin of Wilmington, N.C., and Joseph Christopher DeMartin of Appalachian College, Boone, N.C.; a brother in law, Eddie Snow and wife, Barbara of Washington; a sister in law, Annie Mae Oden of Elizabeth City; two nieces, Cathy Snow of Washington, Anne Oden Forehand of Elizabeth City; two nephews, Logan Oden of Elizabeth City, Don Oden, Jr. of Washington and a cousin, Billy Snow of Florida.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her in laws, Columbus and Odell Snow; two brothers, Logan Wallace (Wally) Oden of Elizabeth City, James McDonald Oden and sister in law, Doris Oden of Washington.  The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation for the loving care extended by Asera Hospice Care, Golden Way, and caregivers, Dorothy Shaffer and Mona Holley.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Snow family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Asray Peas Snowden

Asray P. Snowden, a retired domestic worker, died Friday of complications from a stroke at Millennium Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 91.  A resident of West Lexington Street since 1950, Mrs. Snowden was employed as a domestic for 30 years and retired in the 1960s.  Asray Peas was born in Aurora, N.C., and moved to Baltimore as a child. She attended city public schools.  She was married to William Snowden for many years. He died in 1961.  Mrs. Snowden was a member of Mount Hebron Baptist Church and the Waxter Senior Center.  Services were held yesterday.  She is survived by a grandson, Edward Stevenson of Baltimore; and several cousins.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Edith Stevenson.  (The Sun (Baltimore, MD) – February 8, 2001; pg. B6)

Morris Elwyn Snyder, Jr.

Mr. Morris Elwyn Snyder, Jr., age 63, a resident of 214 Alderson Road, Washington, NC died Sunday October 10, 2010 at Durham Regional Hospital in Durham, NC.  A funeral mass will be held 11:00AM Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church officiated by Father Arturo Cabra and Father Donald Baribeau.  Mr. Snyder was born in Beaufort County on May 19, 1947 son of the late Morris Elwyn Snyder and Frances Gardner Snyder, who survives.  He was a 1965 graduate of Washington High School, attended Virginia Episcopal School and was a graduate of East Carolina University with a B.S. degree in Biology.  On July 5, 1971, he married the former Patsy Creem, who survives. Mr. Snyder worked in sales for many years with his final sales position being with Cargill, Inc.  He was a member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club, the USGA and Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, where he had served as a member of the finance committee. Mr. Snyder had a great love for the game of golf, and had been a player and teacher of golf.  In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Snyder is survived by a son; Justin Patrick Snyder and his wife Lori of Lafayette, Indiana, a daughter; Jennifer Snyder Hruska and her husband Steve of Kure Beach, NC, two grandchildren; Madison Ann Hruska and Cabo Stephen Hruska both of Kure Beach, NC, and a sister; Franny S. Johnson and her husband Val of Columbia, SC.  In addition to his father, Mr. Snyder is preceded in death by a sister; Juanita O’ Brien Snyder.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Snyder family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Stanley Paul Sobol

Beloved husband, father, and friend.  Mr. Stanley Paul "Mike" Sobol, age 74, of Chocowinity, NC died Friday, May 11, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the third son of Damasus J. and Margaret Moran Sobol. He was educated at Boston Latin School and Tufts University, graduating with degrees in chemistry and biology. Mr. Sobol was for many years the Lab Director for the Drug Enforcement Administration's Special Testing and Research Laboratory in McLean, VA.  An accomplished musician, Mr. Sobol studied organ at the age of 13 under Samuel Walter at Boston University, and Gardner Evans of Church of Our Savior, Roslindale, MA. He also was organist and choir director at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, Roslindale, MA, Epiphany Episcopal Church in Walpole, MA, and interim organist at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Springfield, VA. He continued to be a substitute organist and choir director over the years. He was an avid golfer, Washington Redskins fan, and Sudoku puzzler.  Mr. Sobol is survived by his wife, the former Frances C. Troy of Boston, MA; his daughter Joanne Phillippi, husband David, and grandson Brian of Roanoke, VA; son Allen F. Sobol and wife Catharine Smith of Goldsboro, NC; brother Thomas Sobol and wife Harriet of Scarsdale, NY; and brother Walter Sobol and wife Karen of Toledo, OH.  A memorial service will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Washington, NC on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM, with interment of his cremains in the chapel garden immediately following the service.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Greta Perkins Somers

Mrs. Greta “Cleo” Perkins Somers, age 85, a resident of Ridgewood Manor, died Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  Graveside services will be held 12 Noon, Friday, December 15, 2006 at Oakdale Cemetery, conducted by Thelbert Leggett.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Doug Harrison, Kirk Blackmon, Jerry Somers, Steve Somers, Eddie Cherry and Freddie Cherry.  Mrs. Somers was born in Brooksville, KY on April 2, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Jonce Perkins and Voillie Blades Perkins. Mrs. Somers was a graduate of Bryant Stratton Business College in Louisville, KY. She worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. after graduation. For the past 20 years, Mrs. Somers has worked as a caregiver. She was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ.  Mrs. Somers was married to Harold Mitchell Somers, who preceded her in death, January 31, 1966.  Survivors include two sons, Sidney Somers of Greenville, TX, John Beard of Bowling Green, KY; a sister, Nellie Perkins Hashisaki of Joliet, Montana; three grandsons, Sidney Lane Somers, Jr. of Concord, N.C., Bobby Lathon Somers and Clint Dustin Somers both of Chocowinity; and one great grandson, Sidney Lane Somers III of Concord, N.C.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Somers was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon Friday, December 15, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of Kirk and Joyce Blackmon, 104 Blue Gill Drive, Tranters Run, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Somers family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, December 14, 2006)

Revonda Boyd Somers

Mrs. Revonda "Bonnie" Boyd Somers, 68, of 226 Village Circle, Washington, died Monday, February 25, 2008 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 28, 2008 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Pastor Danny Barrow officiating.  Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at her home.  Mrs. Somers was born October 12, 1939 in Beaufort County.  She was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Martha Boyd.  She was a graduate of Pantego High School.   On October 6, 1967, she married Billy Daniel Somers, who preceded her in death February 11, 2001. She was a retired printing press operator from Morgan Printers.  Mrs. Somers was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include four daughters, Rachel Annette Clark of Pactolus, Deborah W. Sneed of Hamilton, and Peggy Whitehurst and Joyce Blackmon, both of Washington; four sisters, Charlotte B. Myers and Joyce B. Godley, both of Washington, Frances B. Brooks and Magdalene B. Sizer, both of Pantego; three brothers, Roy Boyd of Greenville, Clinton Boyd of Washington and Wade Boyd of Pinetown; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Pearl Boyd, Pal B. Ange and Phyllis B. Alligood; and three brothers, Dallas Boyd, Hallas Boyd and Ferrell Boyd.  (Hillside Funeral Service obituary)

Dorothy Congleton Somerville

Mrs. Dorothy Congleton Somerville, age 78, a resident of 403 Cedar Lane, Washington, NC, died Friday August 27, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held at 7:00PM Tuesday August 31, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. David Thompson.  Mrs. Somerville was born in Beaufort County on September 4, 1931 daughter of the late Will Congleton and Olivia Jefferson Congleton. On October 3, 1977 she married Wesley Earl Somerville, who survives. Mrs. Somerville worked as a certified public accountant. She was a member of Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to her husband Wesley of the home, Mrs. Somerville is survived by a stepdaughter: Debra Somerville of Everett, Washington and grandchildren: Michelle Thompson, Peter Somerville, Aaron Somerville, David Somerville and Joel Somerville, and also by three great grandchildren: Devyn Thompson, Makya Thompson, Shayleen Thompson. Mrs. Somerville is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Somerville is preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.  The family will receive friends Tuesday August 31, 2010 from 5:30PM-7:00PM at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Somerville family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Frank Marcrum Sommerkamp

Mr. Frank Marcrum Sommerkamp, III, 84, of 104 Mullica Drive, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 2, 2008 at the Mother of Mercy Catholic Church with Father M. Arturo Cabra officiating.  Burial will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC.  Honorary pallbearers include Jerry Sommerkamp, Michael Deans, Steven Deans, Mike Gwynn, Richard Robinson, Charles Lueck, and Keith Bassett. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Thursday, May 1, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC. Mr. Sommerkamp was born September 13, 1923 in Washington, DC.  He was the son of the late Frank M. Sommerkamp, II and Loretto Cole Sommerkamp.  He married Helen Williamson Murphy on January 27, 1973. Mr. Sommerkamp served as a pilot in Europe during WWII with the 8th Army Air Corps.  On a photo-con mission over Germany, as a 13th Squadron pilot, Lt. Sommerkamp, in an F-5, was attacked by six Focke-Wulf 190’s.  His plane was damaged beyond repair, but he though wounded, returned to his English base and saved the photos.  For his mission he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart, presented by Col. Elliott Roosevelt.  He retired from his position as the Senior Assistant Post Master General in Research and Technology with the U.S. Postal Service in 1980.  He served on the advisory board of the Salvation Army, Friends of the Brown Library, Knights of Columbus, member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, lector at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, and President of Moms & Pops at Mother of Mercy.  Survivors include his wife, Helen Williamson Sommerkamp; three daughters, Kathy Sommerkamp and Ella Jean Sommerkamp, both of Waco, TX, and Marie Smith and husband, Danny of Aurora, NC; two sons, James Phillips of Hurdle Mills, NC, and Joseph Phillips of Wilson, NC; three sisters, Mary Nencioni and husband, Albert of Fairfax, VA, Kathryn Beij and husband, Pierce of Holderness, NH; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and many loved  nieces, nephews and friends.  He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Richard Sommerkamp and a sister, Doris, S. Sears.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, May 1, 2008)

Sharron Lee Washabaugh Sopher

Mrs. Sharron Lee Washabaugh Sopher, age 75, a resident of Cypress Landing, Chocowinity, died peacefully Tuesday morning September 23, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC from complications of a recent stroke.   A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM on Friday September 26, 2014 in Wesley Hall at Washington First United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Danny Allen and Rev. Chris Leak. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Tyler Souza, Jacob Souza, James Sprinkle, Jack Sprinkle, Harry Sprinkle and Steve Mobley will serve as pallbearers. Edwin Hill and Joe Sopher will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 PM in Wesley Hall.  Mrs. Sopher was born in Galesburg, Illinois on January 21, 1939, eldest daughter of the late Dale and Avis Morse Washabaugh. She was a1957 graduate of Knoxville High School in Illinois. On December 29, 1957, she married Charles Duane Sopher. In 1963, Mrs. Sopher moved to North Carolina, where she lived with her family for much of the remainder of her life. While living in Cary, Edenton and Winston-Salem, NC, she enjoyed working as both a book keeper and a librarian. Mrs. Sopher moved to the Washington area in 1999, and at the time of her passing, was co-owner of C&S AgriSystems and Turning Point Construction. Mrs. Sopher was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Washington and current secretary of the Endowment Committee. Wherever she lived, she was always active in the Methodist Church, serving for many years as a Sunday School Teacher and Youth Group Leader, and well as being past president of the Edenton United Methodist Women.  In addition to her husband of 56 years, Charles, Mrs. Sopher is survived by her son, Matthew Sopher of Washington, NC, and her daughter, Kellie Sopher Souza (Michael) of Alexandria, VA, as well as four grandsons, Nathan and Joseph Sopher, and Tyler and Jacob Souza. She is also survived by her brother, Paul Washabaugh, an aunt and brother-in-law, Alice Thurman and Joe Sopher, both of Knoxville, IL, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her younger sister, Sandra.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Sopher family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Rev. Robert William South

NORTHFIELD - The Rev. Robert William South, 88, of Washington, N.C., long-time summer resident of Northfield, died Dec. 28, 2000 at his home.  A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Northfield. The Rev. Lee Alison Crawford will officiate.  Services were held Dec. 31, 2000 in at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Washington, N.C. The Rev. Clifton Daniel III, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, the Rev. Michael C. Nation of Trinity Church in Chocowinity, N.C., and Rev. Crawford officiated. Interment was at St. Peter's Memorial Gardens in Washington, N.C.  Father South was born Nov. 15, 1912, in Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas, the son of James Breckinridge South and Lucille Fant South. He married Margaret Elizabeth Smith on Sept. 17, 1938.  He earned his associates degree from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Ky., and a bachelor of science from Wake Forest University.  Father South was a pharmaceutical salesman for American Cyanamid before he took early retirement to study for the priesthood. He received a certificate of work accomplished from the Virginia Theological Seminary and served in churches in North Carolina, Georgia and Vermont.   Father South was a private pilot for 50 years. He was a captain with the Civil Air Patrol, and served for 19 years.  He wrote “Bashin” Bob Clarke and Other Stories of Heartache and Hunger Creek."  He was a Boy Scout leader and enjoyed golf, reading, traveling and walking. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margaret Smith South; two daughters, Patricia White of Northfield and Penelope Kosztolnyik of Bryan, Texas; a brother, John Russell South of Rockport, Texas; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.  A sister, Dr. Virginia South, and a brother, Dr. Reagan South, are deceased.  The Hillside Funeral Service in Washington, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.  (The Times Argus (Montpelier-Barre, VT) – April 1, 2001)

Christopher Joe Spain, Jr.
Feb. 2, 1989 - Sept. 30, 2011

Mr. Christopher Joe Spain, Jr., age 22, a resident of Washington, died Friday, September 30, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  A celebration of his life will be Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 3:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, Washington, NC officiated by Pastor Phillip Jethro. Special music will be provided by Doug Cutler. Burial will follow at the Spain Family Cemetery, 201 Spain Drive, Washington. Dusty Broy, Nick Phelps, Edward Potter, Alex Spain, Dallas Spain, Jr., and Ethan Sparrow will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation will be Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home of his father, 201 Spain Drive, Washington, NC.  Joey was born on February 2, 1989 in Beaufort County, son of Christopher Joe Spain, Sr. and Wendy Foreman Spain who survive. He attended Northside High School and Beaufort County Community College with hopes of becoming an engineer. Joey worked at Flanders Filters as a material handler. He had a tremendous love for hunting and fishing.  In addition to his parents Joey is survived by his grandparents Ola and Henry Gibbs of Roper and Minnie Louise W. Spain of Washington and his girlfriend, Elizabeth "Beth" Sparrow.  His grandfather Elton Spain, Jr. preceded him in death.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Spain family.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Christopher Joe Spain, Sr.

Mr. Christopher Joe "Chris" Spain, Sr., age 41, a resident of Spain Dr., Washington, NC, died Friday, September 7, 2012. A celebration of his life will be held Monday, September 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Bobby Waters. Dallas Spain, Jr., Alex Spain, Edward Potter, Mike Edwards, Jr., Ricky Everett and Justin Everett will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow at the Spain Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and at other times ay the home of Kenneth and Dawn Spain, 208 Spain Dr., Washington, NC.   Chris was born in Carteret County on August 8, 1971 son of the late Elton Homer Spain and Minnie Woolard Spain who survives. He was a employed with Flanders Filters as a welder. Chris loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and his dogs.   In addition to his mother he is survived by his brothers, Elmer Homer Spain, Jr. (Roxanne), Dallas Spain (Kimberly) and Kenneth Spain (Dawn) all of Washington, and his sisters, Vickey S. Born (John) of Greenville, Minnie S. Wainwright (Ray) of Washington and Penny S. Waters (Victor) of Bath and the love of his life, Melissa Stoop Alligood (Mel).   In addition to his father, Chris was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Joe "Joey" Spain, Jr., who was his best friend.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Gernie T. Spain

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Gernie T. Spain, 90, passed away peacefully Dec. 2, 2007, at a local hospital. Born April 7, 1917, to the late Charlie and Anne Spain in Hobucken, N.C., he served out country proudly in the U.S. Naval Reserves during World War II and the Korean War, retiring as a master chief. He was a longtime member of Riverside Baptist Church. Mr. Spain will always be remembered as a loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed.  Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Cheryl Mister and husband David; a grandson, Jason Mister and wife Kym; a granddaughter, Michelle Dennis and husband Jeremy; four great-grandchildren; four sisters; and one brother. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 48 years, Vera Spain, second wife of 14 years, Grace, and both parents.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at the funeral home with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Marguerite A. Spain

Mrs. Marguerite A. Spain, 84, of 250 Lover’s Lane and formerly of Route 4, Box 143, Washington, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 14, 2007 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Mike Huppmann officiating.  Mrs. Spain was born May 11, 1923 in Beaufort County.  She was the daughter of the late Eddie F. Alligood and Sudie Cayton Alligood.  On February 20, 1945 she married Luther L. Spain, Jr., who preceded her in death on May 4, 1988. She was employed with 27 years of service at Hospital Pharmacy and was a member of Asbury Methodist Church.  Survivors include her son, Jimmy R. Spain of Washington and one sister, Elouise Crandall of Robersonville.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, December 13, 2007)

Cornelius James Sparks

Mr. Cornelius James Sparks, age 46, a resident of 4158 N.C. Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, died Sunday, November, 14, 2010 at his home.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hwy 33 East. Chocowinity, conducted by Pastors Alfred Havens, David Jarman, Lorenza Moore and Ashley Trogen.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Samuel Buchanan, Ronnie Crawford, Chris Palmer, David Palmer, Keith Rakowski and Kenny Miller.  Mr. Sparks was born in Ottawa County, Ohio on July 26, 1964. He was the son of Minnie Alene Havens Grooms and Arthur Eugene Sparks. Mr. Sparks was a certified welder with Fountain Powerboats and Hackney. He had attended Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church and Edward Christian Church.  Mr. Sparks loved to fish and hunt. He enjoyed having a good time especially with his family. Mr. Sparks was a sharing person. He once cut his hair and donated it to “Locks for Love”.  Survivors include his mother, Minnie Grooms of Chocowinity; two sons, Cornelius Terry Lee Sparks and James Stancill Sparks both of Chocowinity; three granddaughters, Annabelle Sparks, Haylee Dollar and Zoey Sparks; three brothers, Edward Westfall of Chocowinity, Randell Sparks of Vanceboro, John Sparks of Maury; four sisters, Victoria Sparks of Chocowinity, Elizabeth Waters of Pinetown, Joann Anderson of Vanceboro, Juanita Wainwright of Chocowinity; brother in law, Billie Koonce of Chocowinity; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his father, Mr. Sparks was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Sparks.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 4158 N.C. Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Sparks family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Beverly June Robinson Sparrow

Mrs. Beverly June Robinson Sparrow, age 81, died on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at her home located at 1102 Old Mill Road, Belhaven, NC.  Private memorial services will be held at a later date.  Mrs. Sparrow was born in Three Rivers, MI on December 31, 1927 to the late Harry Jason Robinson and Loyolia Franzone Robinson. She married Robert J. Sparrow of Winsteadville on November 2, 1957, who survives. She was a homemaker for most of her life.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Sparrow family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, April 23, 2009)

David Thomas Sparrow

Mr. David Thomas “Tommy” Sparrow, age 92, a resident of Washington, NC died Tuesday September 3, 2013 at his home.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday September 6, 2013 at Christ Church, 2289 W. 5th St., Suite 400 in the Ashland Shops. A private burial will be held later at Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday September 5, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Mr. Sparrow was born in Beaufort County on April 4, 1921 son of the late Paul and Verena Dupree Sparrow. Mr. Sparrow proudly graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1942. Following college he served his country in the Army Air Corp. during WW II. He served as a Supply Sergeant in the Asiatic-Pacific and China theaters earning two Bronze Service Stars. On October 24, 1946 he married the former Marguerite Jamerson who preceded him in death on September 17, 2007 after sixty four years of marriage. Mr. Sparrow represented multiple distillery companies for more than fifty years and was owner and operator of David T. Sparrow, Inc.  Survivors include a son: David J. Sparrow and wife Marti of Raleigh; three daughters: Carol S. Clark and husband Doug of Belhaven, Suzanne S. Bledsole and husband Raymond of Wake Forest and Jan Sparrow of Washington; seven grandchildren: Ginger C. Gaylord, Lindsay C. Hubers, Avery and Andrew Sparrow, Joel, Thomas and Mary Loren Bledsole and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Sparrow was predeceased by his wife and a grandson Douglas Brenton Clark, Jr.  The family would like to thank all of the wonderful members of the Asera-Care Hospice team and our very special caregivers: William Edmonson and Sue Harris who lovingly helped them care for their father.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Sparrow family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Dorothy Anne Latham Sparrow

Dorothy Anne Latham Sparrow, age 85, died March 30, 2011, in the home she was born in on March 26, 1926 in Bath, NC.  Her loving husband, Leon Ray Sparrow, and devoted son, Perry Leon Sparrow, preceded her in death.  Per her wishes, there will be no service.  She is survived by five children, Marvin Sparrow, Mary Anne Haskell, Ruth Parish, Effie Sparrow, and Bonner Sparrow, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  They invite friends and family to join them in celebrating her life on Saturday, April 9th at her home at 210 S Main Street in Bath, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, floating.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Marguerite Jamerson Sparrow

Mrs. Marguerite Jamerson Sparrow, age 85, a resident of 6845 River Road Washington died on Monday September 17, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday September 20, 2007 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, AMiA officiated by King Cole and John Grayson. A private burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Sparrow was born in Leaksville (Eden), NC on October 7, 1921 to the late Samuel Henry Jamerson and the late Rosa Etta Dallas. On October 24, 1946, she married David Thomas “Tommy” Sparrow who survives. Mrs. Sparrow was a homemaker who attended Church of the Good Shepherd AMiA.  In addition to her husband, survivors include: one son: David Sparrow and his wife, Marti of Raleigh, three daughters: Suzanne Bledsole and her husband, Raymond of Wake Forrest, Carol Clark and her husband, Doug of Belhaven, Jan Sparrow of the home, one sister: Avis Whiteley and her husband, Roland of Danville, VA, seven grandchildren; Avery Sparrow and his wife, Jessica, Andrew Sparrow, Joel Bledsole, Thomas Bledsole, Mary Loren Bledsole, Ginger Gaylord and her husband, Jeffery, Lindsay Hubers and her husband, Shane, and seven great-grandchildren; Emily Gaylord, Meredith Gaylord, Dylan Hubers, Jesse Hubers, Brent Hubers, Mollie Hubers, and Hannah Hubers. She was preceded in death by one grandson; Douglas Brenton Clark Jr.  The Sparrow family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home 6845 River Road, Washington, NC 27889.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Sparrow family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Thursday, September 20, 2007)

Seth Alonza Sparrow

Mr. Seth Alonza Sparrow, age 56, a resident of 1895 Woodstock Road, Belhaven, NC, died Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held 2:30 PM Sunday, February 13, 2011 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, conducted by Rev. Linda Rowe and Tim Hackett. Burial will follow in Winsteadville Community Cemetery, Belhaven.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Howell S. Sparrow, III, George S. Sparrow, Jr., Kevin J. Braddy, Keith Woolard, Charles Woolard and Charles Smith. Tracey S. Council, Janet B. Guyer and Keith Sparrow will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Seth was born in Beaufort County on October 3, 1954. He was the son of Dorothy Sadler Sparrow and the late Howell Swindell Sparrow, Sr. Seth was employed with Electrolux, formerly Fridgedaire in Kinston since 1991. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews and tinkering on old cars. He attended Bethany United Methodist Church.  Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Sadler Sparrow of Belhaven; a sister, Sarah Braddy of Belhaven; and two brothers, Howell Sparrow, Jr. and George Sparrow both of Belhaven.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven and other times at the home of his mother, Dorothy Sparrow, 1895 Woodstock Road, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Sparrow family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Iris Alice Norman Spear

Mrs. Iris Alice Norman Spear, age 66, a resident of 105 Grace Court, Chocowinity, N.C., died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at White Hill Cemetery officiated by Daniel Woods.  Mrs. Spear was born in Craven County on April 14, 1945 to the late Clyde Heber Norman and Mary Martha Rowe Norman. On June 12, 1961, she married Lloyd Earl Spear, who preceded her in death on March 20, 1998. She worked as a cook at West End Circle Restaurant in Greenville for several years and was a homemaker. Mrs. Spear attended Alligood Church of God.  Mrs. Spear is survived by a daughter; Sherry Spear of Washington, N.C., two brothers: Jesse Norman and wife Alice of Aurora, N.C. and John Norman of Maury, N.C., two sisters: Verda Phelps and husband Wilbur of Franklinton, N.C. and Ann Adams of Vanceboro, N.C., three grandchildren: Brandon Purser of Chocowinity, N.C. and Terrance Midgette and Taylor Midgette both of Washington, N.C., and two great grandchildren: Brandon Lee Purser and Mason Purser both of Chocowinity, N.C.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Spear was preceded in death by a brother: Johnny Clyde Norman and a sister: Elizabeth Koonce.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Spear family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Sally Thompson Spence

Mrs. Sally T. Spence, 96, formerly of Aurora, died at Britthaven of Pamlico on Saturday, February 28, 2009.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 3, at the Aurora Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at High Hill Cemetery in Aurora and services will be conducted by Claud Nethercutt and Wesley Taylor.  Mrs. Spence was born on August 25, 1912 in Aurora and was the daughter of the late Bryan Bonner and Mattie Thompson.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Myers, TR, and Max Thompson of Aurora, Charlie Thompson of New Bern and by her sisters, Bonner and Martha Thompson of Aurora. She was a long time member of the Aurora Methodist Church and the Methodist Women.  She is survived by her two daughters, Bonnie S. Walker and husband, Webster, of Aurora and Jane S. Edwards and husband, Gerry, of Charlotte; four grandchildren, Brandon Walker and wife, Tina, of Gastonia, Derek Walker and wife, Nicole, of Huntersville, Jennifer W. Cooney and husband, Richard, of Waxhaw, and Amy E. Phelps and husband, Tim, of Charlotte, and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be truly missed by her family and friends.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, March 2, 2009)

David Arnold Spencer

David Arnold Spencer, 55, of 415 Germantown Road, Scranton, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, at Pungo District Hospital. He had been a patient at Cross Creek Health Care in Swan Quarter recently.  Born in Beaufort County, July 12, 1949, he was the son of the late Rupert and Dorothy Sawyer Spencer. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired after completing his year’s of service in the Coast Guard Reserves. He later worked and retired from the Ferry Division of the N. C. Department of Transportation and also worked as a commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Eunice Chapel Church of Christ.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Eunice Chapel Church of Christ. Leon Williams will officiate. The family will speak to friends following the service in the church. Burial will be in the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery at Sladesville.  Surviving are a son, Adam Spencer and his wife, Ginger of Swan Quarter; two daughters, Jennifer Spencer of Bath and Doran Spencer of Kill Devil Hills.; the children’s mother, Jo Mayo Spencer of Mamie; a brother, Bryan Allen Spencer and wife, Marie of Scranton; a sister, Ellen Louise S. Williams and her husband, James W. of Swan Quarter; grandchildren, Emily Spencer and Mark Rowe.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Tuesday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of Adam and Ginger Spencer, 7756 Turnpike Road, The Rose Bay Community.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Tuesday, March 6, 2007; pg. 12A)

Douglas Reid Spencer, II

Douglas "Doug" R. Spencer II, age 33, a resident of Beech Ridge Road, Belhaven, NC passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in Raleigh, NC. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Hillside Funeral Service from 6 to 8 PM and other times at the home. A Celebration of his Life will be held Sunday, November 20, 2011 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service at 2 PM, officiated by Pastor Curtis White. Charles Crites, Erick Jennings, Rachel McCormick, Stephan McCormick, Angie Smith and Darren Smith will serve as pallbearers. The family will also receive friends following the service.  Doug was born on October 12, 1978 in Pitt County, son of Douglas Reid Spencer and Shirley Stokesberry Spencer, who survive. He was a 1997 graduate of Northside High School. He graduated from Beaufort County Community College with an associate's degree in Environmental Science. Doug was a full-time student at Wake Tech Community College, hoping to pursue a degree in Bio Pharmaceutical Technology.  In addition to his parents, Doug is survived by one sister, Sara Spencer McCarn and husband, Paul, of Kinston, NC.  He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Rachel Harris Stokesberry and paternal grandmother Myrtle Spencer Rose and his paternal grandfather, Douglas Spencer.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Spencer family.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Edna Elizabeth Spencer

Edna Elizabeth Spencer, 82, of 2222 Back Road, Creswell, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral will be held at noon Sunday at New Bethlehem Apostolic Faith Church of God and Christ with Clavin Johnson and Aileen Scot officiating. Harry Norman will deliver a eulogy. Burial will follow in Ellis Lee cemetery.  Mrs. Spencer was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Holley and Lucy Collins Foskey. She was pastor of Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Survivors include her husband, Burnes Spencer of the home; three daughters, Edna B. Hart and Dorothy E. Swain, both of Clayton, and Judy S. Smith of Plymouth; a sister, Dorothy Pass of Brooklyn; and six grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Toodle’s Funeral Home in Plymouth.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, October 25, 2008)

George Tilman Spencer

Mr. George Tilman Spencer, age 80, a resident of 1408 Hoff Road, Belhaven died Thursday, November15, 2007 at his home.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm on Sunday November 18, 2007 at Pantego Christian Church in Pantego officiated by Rev. James Bussell.  Mr. Spencer was born in Beaufort County on February 13, 1927 to the late Harold Tilman Spencer and the late Myrtie Gertrude Martin Spencer. On November 16, 1954 George married Rae Gaskins who survives.  Mr. Spencer served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. After his discharge, he later worked for many years as a farmer. Mr. Spencer was a member of Pantego Christian Church and was a friend of “Dr. Bob” and Bill Wilson.  In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons: Robert H. Spencer of St. Joseph, Missouri, Hoyt T. Spencer of the home, “Tim” R. Spencer and his wife Sissy of Bath; one granddaughter: Alicia Spencer Wagaman and her husband Willie of Washington; one grandson: Nathan H. Spencer of Greenville; and two great granddaughters: Kayla Wagaman, Jordan Wagaman. In addition to his parents, Mr. Spencer was preceded in death by three brothers: Gene Richard Spencer, Clyde Bonner Spencer, Fredrick H. Spencer, and one sister: Susan Spencer Collins.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Spencer family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Friday, November 16, 2007)

Leslie Spencer, Jr.

Mr. Leslie “June Bug” Spencer Jr. of 130 Parkview Drive, Washington, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with Elder Jerome Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery.  Mr. Spencer was born Sept. 30, 1934, the son of Leslie Spencer Sr. and Lena Green Spencer. He attended the Hyde County Schools. He was a member of Mt. Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), where he was a member of the choir.  Survivors include one daughter, Margie Roberson of Washington; four sisters, Annie Howard and Gladys Dupree, both of Greenville, and Katie Bailey and Jamie Moore, both of Washington; two brothers, Levi Spencer of Jacksonville, Fla., and Earl Green of Rocky Mount and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, and other times at the home of his daughter, 327 W. Ninth St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, February 6, 2009)

Mary Bell Bonner Spencer

Mrs. Mary Bell Bonner Spencer, 84, of 117 E. Eighth St., Washington, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Queen Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Terra Ceia community, Pantego, with Elder Dwight Spruill and the Rev. William M. Sawyer officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego.  Mrs. Spencer was born in Beaufort County on July 11, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Martha Bowen Bonner and Parthina Jackson Bonner Sr. She attended the former Beaufort County High School, Pantego. On Dec. 23, 1943, she was married to Roscoe Spencer Sr., who preceded her in death. She was a lifelong member of Queen Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Terra Ceia community, Pantego.  Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Spencer Whitney and Doris Spencer White, both of Washington; two sons, Roscoe Spencer Jr. and Terry Iran Whitney, both of Washington; one sister, Mary Frances O’Neal of Belhaven; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ina Ruth Spencer Whitney; three sisters, Priscilla Gardner, Sarah Clark and Lucy Stanley and five brothers, Emanuel Bonner, Parthina Bonner Jr., Cleon Bonner, Willis Bonner and Timothy Bonner.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home of her son, Roscoe Spencer Jr., 118 Lancaster Lane, Winchester community, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, September 22, 2007)

Robert Hope Spencer, Sr.

Robert Hope Spencer, Sr., age 62, a resident of Free Union Church Rd., Pinetown, NC, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at his home. He was born in Bath, NC on January 8, 1952 third child of Emily Windley Spencer and the late Ralph Spencer. Robert was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He attended and graduated from Bath High School in 1970. Robert was employed with D.S. Swain Gas Company of Washington, NC for more than 25 years.  Robert was baptized at Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church of Yeatesville, NC and later joined Holly Grove Disciples of Christ Church in the Sydney Community of Belhaven, NC. He was a faithful member of Holly Grove and served as the Church Percussionist and as a "Walking Deacon" until his passing. Robert was a life-long resident of Beaufort County.  On June 29, 1979, Robert and Lein Rose Slade were joined in Holy Matrimony. During their 35 years of marriage, Robert and Lein were blessed with the birth of three children. Their relationship as parents was firm and loving. The two sons matured into men, using their father as a role model. Their daughter blossomed into a loving young lady, through the guidance of both parents.  Robert was preceded in death by his brother, James Taylor Williams.  In addition to his loving wife, Lein Slade Spencer; and mother, Emily Windley Spencer, Robert is survived by his children; Macana Whitley (Lee) of Washington, NC, Robert Spencer, Jr. of Raleigh, NC and Torey Spencer (Kendya) of Greenville, NC; his sisters, Katherine Vereen of Terra Ceia, NC and Faune Spencer of Durham, NC; his grandchildren, Jaysha and Naiya Whitley, and Halei and Jerzei Spencer; his mother-in-law, Hattie Slade of Washington, NC; his sisters-in-law, Geraldine Windley of New Bern, NC, Avia Ward of Havelock, NC, Regina Stewart of Greenville, NC, Alleyne Slade of Durham, NC, Daphne Slade of Plymouth, NC and Helen Williams of Colerain, NC; his brother-in-law, Harry Slade (Gwen) of Sydney, NC; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.  Robert's life can best be described as an inspiration, "Shepherd of His Flock", and faithful Christian. He was generous with his time and talents for anyone who needed them. Though hard, we release Robert to his desire and earned new home.  A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Holly Grove Disciples of Christ Church, officiated by Elder Dr. Johnson Hazel. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Ronnie Lee Spencer

Mr. Ronnie Lee Spencer, 52, of Washington, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, with Bishop Carlton Keyes officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery.  Mr. Spencer was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 12, 1954. He was the son of the late Ruben Spencer Sr. and Mary A. Spencer Keyes. He attended the Beaufort County schools. He was married to Debra Moore, who survives. He lived in Paterson, N.J., for several years.  Survivors include one daughter, Keschia Spencer of Paterson, N.J.; one son, Ronnie Spencer Jr. of Sanford, Fla.; one brother, Ruben Spencer Jr. of Washington; and two sisters, Evonda S. Gibbs and Revonda Spencer, both of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home of D. Blanche Gray, 420 Gladden St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, October 6, 2006)

Samuel Spencer

Retired Master Sergeant/U.S. Army, Mr. Samuel Spencer of Andorra Drive, Hephzibah, Ga., died Friday, March 14, 2008, at Eisenhower Army Medical Center.  Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Bicentennial Chapel, Ft. Gordon with CH(MAJ) Richard Green officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park with full military honors.  Mr. Spencer, a native of Pantego, N.C., was a 1956 graduate of Beaufort County High School. After twenty seven years of service, he retired from the U.S. Army as master sergeant. His career included eight years at Eisenhower Medical Center as an NCOIC in the surgical department.  Survivors: His wife, Vestie S. Spencer of the home; one daughter, Sharon S. (Michael) Rollins of Germany; sisters, Verdie Griffin and husband, Charles Curtis, Brooklyn, N.Y., Marion Brooks and husband, Nelson of Parsippany, N.J., Mary Primus, Washington, N.C. Four brothers, Johnnie Spencer, Washington, N.C., William Jones and wife Clenestine of Pantego, N.C., Kenneth Spencer and wife Malinda of Dumfries, Va., James Saunders and wife Carol of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Devoted aunts, Lorena Mason, Flossie Moore, both of Pantego, N.C.; uncle, Webster Mason of Pantego, N.C. A host of nieces, nephews, and in-laws.  Arrangements by Williams Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Road, Hephzibah, Ga.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, March 19, 2008)

Shirley C. Spencer

Mrs. Shirley “Sally” Donnell Collins Spencer, 48, of 8227 Slatestone Road, Washington, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, with the Rev. Roderick Best officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Spencer was born in Norfolk, Va., on March 20, 1959. She was the daughter of Charlie Hopkins Sr. and the late Queen Esther Collins Waiver. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was a member of Cathedral of Fresh Fire Church, Pactolus.  Survivors include six daughters, Freedom “Freedia” Spencer, Chaudney Spencer, Veronica Collins, Sherylinda “Pooky” Nelson, Khariyah Wilkins and Kaitlynn Wilkins, all of Washington; one son, Lewis Spencer of Chocowinity; seven sisters, Joyce Collins of Miami, Fla., Nellie Harris of Orlando, Fla., Shirley Moore of Chesapeake, Va., Evelyn Thomas of Houston, Texas, Jacqueline Lawrence of Pinetown, and Mollie Hopkins and Sherry Hopkins, both of Washington; eight brothers, Rodell Collins of Miami, Fla., Charlie “Bud” Hopkins Jr. of Pinetown, Vernon Hopkins and Randolph Hopkins, both of Bath, John Hopkins of Belhaven, Willie Hopkins of Columbia, Ga., Ronnie Hopkins of Columbia, S.C., and Terry Hopkins of Nashville; and five grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her aunt, Bernice Lacy, 406 E. 11th St., Washington, and also at the home of her daughter, Freedia Spencer, 306 E. 10th St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, November 9, 2007)

Yvonne Spencer

NORFOLK - Yvonne "Pepsi" Spencer of the 3000 block of Virginia Beach Blvd., died Jan. 28, 2008, in Richmond. Born in Washington, N.C., she was a nursing assistant. Survivors include four daughters, Twila, Tschoibi, Tashonda and Tashika Spencer; mother, Annie Spencer of Norfolk; three sisters, Gracie Underwood (Gregory), Sharon Gray (Antione) and Brenda Brantley (Bennie); three brothers, Joseph Williams (Joan), James Spencer (Evalia) and Aaron Spencer (Kim); four grandchildren, Chanderlia, TyShae, Khadeja and Tyvonne; 10 nieces, seven nephews, 13 great-nieces, 18 great-nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Rueben Spencer. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Olive Grove Baptist Church, 1034 Albert Ave., Norfolk, by the Rev. Charles Wright. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Hampton. The remains will be ready for viewing Monday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Homes, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge. The family will assemble at 3039 S. Lakebridge Drive, Norfolk, at 10 a.m. for the procession.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – Sunday, February 3, 2008)

Lt. Col. David Watford Spivey, III

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) David Watford Spivey, III, a resident of 607 Bank Street, Washington Park, Washington, N.C., died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at his home.  A celebration of Lt. Col. Spivey’s life will be held at the Washington Yacht & Country Club at 3:00p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012.  A private burial is planned in Louisburg, N.C. at a later date.  Lt. Col. Spivey was born in Youngsville, N.C. on June 22, 1921 to the late Frances Boddie and David W. Spivey, Jr. In 1928, the family moved to Louisburg, N.C. At about 10 years old, Lt. Col. Spivey began to work in Uncle Sam’s Drug Store and over the next nine years worked his way from soda clerk to sandwich maker to bookkeeper. Lt. Col. Spivey attended the local public schools and graduated from Mills High School in Louisburg in 1938. At age 18, Lt. Col. Spivey joined the local National Guard unit that was among the first called to active duty before the United States entered World War II. He reported to Ft. Jackson, S.C. on September 16, 1940 and served as a Corporal until 1942 when he attended Officer Candidate School. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in 1942 and assigned to the 627th Field Artillery Battalion at Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas. His unit landed in France in January, 1945 and served under Gen. George S. Patton. At the war’s end, he oversaw a prisoner of war enclosure that held about 100,000 German soldiers. He was later assigned to occupation duty in Germany, where he remained for three years after World War II. Lt. Col. Spivey remained in the Army and served in Korea during the hostilities there. Later in his career, Lt. Col. Spivey was stationed in Ethiopia training Ethiopian troops in field artillery. He retired from the Army on Sept. 1, 1960 having achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Upon retirement he moved to Washington and accepted a post with the State of North Carolina as Area Coordinator for Emergency Management in a 22 county area of northeastern North Carolina. He retired in July 1983.  Lt. Col. Spivey married Frances Lindora Bost on Feb. 16, 1946. The Spiveys had two children, Patricia Boddie Spivey and David W. Spivey, IV. Mrs. Spivey died on Aug. 2, 2000. On Sept. 28, 2002, Lt. Col. Spivey married Mildred Willard Buckman, who survives. A sister, Betsy Barker Spivey, born in 1922, died in 1968. Lt. Col. Spivey’s daughter died in 2011.  Lt. Col. Spivey was active in the Beaufort County Chapter of the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Zion Shelter and Kitchen, The Blind Center and Eagle’s Wings for many years. He also supported many other local charitable organizations. He was a member of the Washington Rotary Club and the Washington Yacht & Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf with friends. Lt. Col. Spivey was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Washington, N.C.  In addition to his wife, Mildred, Lt. Col. Spivey is survived by his son and daughter-in-law; Betty of Concord, N.C.; son-in-law; James M. Davis of Swansboro, N.C., a granddaughter; Jamie Davis Williams and husband Derrick of Swansboro, N.C., a great grandson; Gavin James Williams of Swansboro, N.C., a stepson; James Franklin Buckman, IV and wife Kaye of Washington, N.C. and their daughters; Cameron Buckman Smitz and Sarah Katherine Buckman, a stepdaughter; Bettye Buckman Nichols and husband Al of New Bern, N.C. and their daughters; Elizabeth Wright Nichols, Mariah Buckman Nichols and Sarah Franklin Nichols, a nephew; Paul W. Lavender and a niece Beth Williams.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Spivey family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Dora Fields Hardy Spivey

RALEIGH - Mrs. Dora Fields Hardy Spivey, 89, died Tuesday, February 9, 1999 in Rex Hospital.  Mrs. Spivey was born in Beaufort Co., N.C. on August 28, 1909 the daughter of the late Thomas Lemuel and Frances Elizabeth Foreman Hardy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Eugene Spivey and also three brothers, Francis S. Hardy, Dallas L. Hardy and Rev. Paul F. Hardy.  Dora and Gene were married on February 4, 1945 and together operated Spivey's Grocery and Market in Raleigh until their retirement. She was a member of the Edenton Street United Methodist Church.  Surviving are two sisters, Mildred Hardy Doan and Eula Hardy Harris, both of Wendell; one brother, Wright Lupton Hardy and wife, Jane of Raleigh; also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews and friends, especially Avis Vick and Hilda Godwin.  Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Thursday, February 11, 1999 in the Mitchell Funeral Home, St. Mary's Street Chapel. Interment will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 11-12 noon Thursday at Mitchell Funeral Home, 600 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, N.C.  Mrs. Spivey's family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Mayview Convalescent Center for the loving care and attention given her during the last two years. Your concern for her and her family will not soon be forgotten.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – February 10, 1999; pg. B6)

Barbara Dickinson Sprouse

Mrs. Barbara Dickinson Sprouse, age 51, of 22574 NC Hwy. 32 N., Plymouth, died Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at Duke University Hospital.  Funeral services will be 2:30 PM Sunday, February 10, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Pastor Stanley Jones. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Ricky Sprouse, Eric Sprouse, Mason Sprouse, Jr., Ricky Dickinson, Micky Dickinson and Hebert Jones will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Sprouse was born in Beaufort Co. on December 31, 1956 to Leslie and Ethel Jones Dickinson. On March 8, 1974 she married Benny Ray Sprouse who survives. She was secretary for E.J. Tetterton Trucking, Inc. of Pinetown and was a member of Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Benny Ray Sprouse of the home, one daughter, Lisa S. Sawyer and her husband Perry of Franklinton, NC, one son, David W. Sprouse and wife Bobby Jo of Chocowinity, one brother, Lester Dickinson of Blounts Creek, two sisters, Joyce Woolard of Washington, Jean Jackson of Plymouth and four grandchildren, Abigail Sprouse, Dillon Sprouse, Ashley Sawyer and Nolan Sawyer. She was preceded in death by, one brother, Robert Dickinson, Sr.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home, 22574 NC Hwy. 32 N., Plymouth.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Sprouse family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary)

 

Mr. Benny Ray “Wild Boy” Sprouse, age 59, a resident of 1002 Possum Track Road, Chocowinity, NC died Sunday November 9, 2014 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday November 12, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Pastor Jonathan Dixon. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Phillip Peachey, Jr., Ricky Dickinson, Warren Brinn, Kevin Ward, Kevin Tetterton, Greg Waters, Danny Bright and Craig Glancy will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday November 11, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at Benny’s home and shop located at 1002 Possum Track Road, Chocowinity.  Benny was born in Augusta County, VA on April 1, 1955 son of the late Robert Sprouse and the late Mary Jane Simmons Sprouse. He attended Pantego High School. On March 8, 1974 he married the former Barbara Ann Dickinson who preceded him in death on February 6, 2008. He was a very talented diesel mechanic who owned his own business, Wild Boy’s Place Inc., located in Chocowinity. Benny was a down to earth good man and hard worker who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He was a friend to not only his family but to many and treated all equally. Benny had a special love of animals of any kind.  Survivors include a daughter: Lisa Sprouse Boyd and husband Steven of Wake Forest; a son: David W. Sprouse and wife Bobby Jo of Chocowinity; five brothers: Lee Sprouse of Laurinburg, NC, Robert Junior Sprouse of Belhaven, Boyd Sprouse of Washington, Kenny Sprouse of Belhaven and Johnny Sprouse of Wanchese; four sisters: Betty Sue Russ of Pantego, Patricia Sprouse Waters of Washington, Joanie Hardison of Jamesville and Patricia Trueslowe of Virginia; four grandchildren: Abigail Sprouse, Dillon Sprouse, Ashley Sawyer and Nolan Sawyer. Benny was predeceased by three brothers: Clayton, William and Cary Sprouse.  Pau Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Benny’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mason Clayton Sprouse

Mr. Mason Clayton Sprouse Sr., age 53, a resident of 8423 Old 97 Road in Pantego died on Monday September 10, 2007 at his home.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Thursday September 13, 2007 at the Paul Funeral Home Chapel in Washington and will be conducted by Preston Spencer. Tony Griekspoor, Anthony Griekspoor, Billy Bell, Gregory Bell, Chuck Foster and Pete Cherry will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Sprouse was born in Augusta County, Virginia on December 27, 1952 to Robert Sprouse Sr. and the late Mary Jane Simmon Sprouse. On December 27, 1982, he married the former Teresa Gale Gibbs who survives.  In addition to his wife and father, survivors include: one son: Mason Clayton Sprouse Jr. of Washington, one daughter: Pennie Gale Sprouse of Pantego, six brothers: Lee Sprouse of Laurinburgh, Robert Sprouse, Jr. of Belhaven, Boyd Sprouse of Bayview, Benny Sprouse of Chocowinity, Kenneth Sprouse of Belhaven, Johnny Sprouse of Bath, three sisters; Betty Russ of Pantego, Patricia Brabble of Pantego, Joanie Hardison of Jamesville, and four grandchildren; Cory Paniagua, Jr., Destiny Paniagua, Elijah Lott, and Haleigh Sprouse. In addition to his mother, Mr. Sprouse was preceded in death by two brothers; Cary Sprouse and William Sprouse.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Wednesday September 12, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home located at 8423 Old 97 Road, Pantego, NC 27860.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Sprouse family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007)

Robert Sprouse, Sr.

Mr. Robert Sprouse, Sr., age 81, a resident of Pantego, died Sunday, December 5, 2010.  Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and will be conducted by Dr. J. Wayne Ellis. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery. His grandsons, Ricky Sprouse, David Sprouse, Philip Peachey, Eric Sprouse, Bruce Hardison and Mason Clayton Sprouse, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Sprouse was born in Augusta County, Virginia to the late Pearl and Lucy Harlowe Sprouse. On February 13, 1947 he married Mary Jane Simmons who preceded him in death on February 1, 1994. He was a member of Athens Chapel Church of Christ. Mr. Sprouse was employed as a mechanic with Coastal Lumber Company where he retired in 1996. He enjoyed working on cars and trucks, woodworking and building swings.  He is survived by four daughters, Betty Sue Russ of Pantego, Patricia Ann Sprouse of Bath, Joanie Hardison of Jamesville, Patricia Trueslowe of Stauton, Virginia; five sons, Lee Sprouse of Laurinburg, Robert Sprouse, Jr. of Belhaven, Boyd Sprouse of Bath, Benny Sprouse of Chocowinity, Kenny Sprouse of Belhaven, Johnny Sprouse of Manteo; one brother Emmanuel “Mutt” Sprouse of Craigsville, Virginia; twenty-five grandchildren and forty-three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sons, Clayton Sprouse, William Sprouse, Cary Sprouse and one grandson, Jeffrey Hardison.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home of Robert Sprouse, Jr., 78 Hubs Rec Rd. Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Sprouse family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Chester Lee Spruill

Mr. Chester Lee Spruill, 55, formerly of Beaufort County, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.  A funeral was conducted Jan. 6, 2009, in Millstone Baptist Church, 10032 LP Bailey Memorial Highway, Nathalie, Va., with the Rev. Dean and the Rev. James Goode officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Mr. Spruill was born in Beaufort County on June 18, 1953. He was the son of Dewey Harold Spruill Sr. and Emma Bryant Spruill. He was a high school graduate from the public schools of Beaufort County. He did further studies at N.C. Central University, Durham, earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. He also earned a master’s degree in public administration and in divinity. He served in the Army. On Jan. 3, 1975, he was married to Trudy Slade Spruill, who survives. He was the pastor of Millstone Baptist Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Tanesha S. Goods of Roxboro and Catrina S. Leak of Frederick, Md.; four sisters, Annie Ruth Clark Chavis of Pantego, Linda B. Dance of Washington and Sandra Spruill and Cherry Spruill, both of Durham; three brothers, William Spruill and Edward Spruill, both of Durham, and Dewey Spruill Jr. of Chocowinity and six grandchildren.  Arrangements were by Carlton L. Gray Funeral and Cremation Services, 2810 Kidd Road, Raleigh.  Local arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, January 24, 2009)

John D. Spruill

John D. Spruill, 86, of Ambler, died Dec. 23 at Chestnut Hill Hospital.  Born in Washington, N.C., Mr. Spruill moved to the Ambler area in 1988 after living for 20 years in Cape Cod. He worked for Colombian Carbon Corp., based in New York City, as a traffic engineer until his retirement in 1968.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ambler.  He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Field Spruill; a daughter, Joan S. Andren; two brothers, Louis H. and Horace C.; two sisters, Laura Swanner and Vivian Petura, and two grandchildren.  Burial was private. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Ambler, Ridge and Butler Avenues.  Arrangements were by Shaeff-Myers Funeral Home of Ambler.  (The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) – January 14, 1990; pg. H28)

Julia Mayo Spruill

Julia Mayo Spruill, 84, of the 400 block of E. River St., a retired teachers' aide, died Aug. 21, 1995, in Roanoke Chowan Hospital.  Mrs. Spruill was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and was a member of Colerain United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was the widow of James Koria Spruill.  Survivors include a son, James Gilbert Spruill of Colerain; and a sister, Dorothy Mayo Coram of Charleston, S.C.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, by the Rev. Laura Early. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain. The family will receive friends at home.   (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – August 22, 1995; pg. B5)

Sharon Waters Spruill

Sharon Waters Spruill, a resident of 585 Cedar Acre Drive, Chocowinity, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Word of Life Worship Center. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until 5 p.m. today at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington. Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, March 25, 2012)

Eleanor Roosevelt Spry

Ms. Eleanor Roosevelt Spry, age 73, a former resident of Washington, died Friday, February 4, 2011.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Monday, February 7, 2011 at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. H.E. Singleton. The family will receive friends following the service.  Ms. Spry was born in Beaufort County on January 21, 1938 to the late Alonzo and Helen Lesner Spry. She was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, four sisters, two nephews and one niece. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Spry family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Melvin Duane Squibbs

Mr. Melvin Duane Squibbs, age 75, a resident of 261 Carrow Road, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at his home.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, April 13, 2007 at Hodges Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, Chocowinity, conducted by Pastor Ronnie Gurganus. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mr. Squibbs was born in Peanut, PA on November 8, 1931. He was the son of the late Robert Squibbs and Grace Leana Irwin Squibbs. Mr. Squibbs was a retired psychiatric aide with Torrance State Hospital in Blairsville, PA. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. While living in Blairsville, Mr. Squibbs was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. After moving to Chocowinity, he became a member and deacon of the Hodges Pentecostal Holiness Church.  On August 13, 1954, Mr. Squibbs married the former Mary Catherine Bryan, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are three sons, Franklin Duane Squibbs of Jacksonville, FL, Terry Lynn Squibbs of Portsmouth, VA, Bryan Keith Squibbs of East Lake, OH; two daughters, Darleen Ann Squibbs Lewis of Cincinnati, OH, Shirley Jean Squibbs Graham of Scottdale, PA; and nine grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Squibbs was preceded in death by a sister, three half sisters, and four brothers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 261 Carrow Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Squibbs family. 
(Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, April 12, 2007)

Carolyn Faye Reagan Squires

Mrs. Carolyn Faye Reagan Squires, age 57, a resident of 152 Cox Lane, Washington, NC died Saturday June 21, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville, NC.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mrs. Squires was born in Norfolk, VA on February 2, 1957 daughter of the late Oliver Thomas Reagan and the late Peggy Ann Williams Reagan.  She married Gene Timothy Squires, Sr. on March 6, 1976. On June 30, 2006 she and Mr. Gene renewed her marriage vows.   She worked at various local restaurants as a waitress.  Survivors include Mrs. Squires’ husband: Gene T. Squires, Sr. of the home; two daughters: Sandra Squires Brown of Washington and Danielle Squires Smith of Grimesland; a son: Gene T. Squires, Jr. of Washington; two grandchildren: Austin Daniel Squires and Charlene Elizabeth Squires both of Washington: a great grandchild: Mia Na’Lei Squires of Washington and many brothers and sisters.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Squires family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Frank Roger Squires

M/SGT Frank Roger Squires, US Air Force RET., age 73, a resident of 120 Dickinson Rd., Chocowinity, NC died Wednesday October 6, 2010 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday October 9, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Pastor Melvin Haas. Pallbearers will be Jim Hatcher, David Nichols, Stephen Nichols, Billy Boyd, Daniel Smith and Danny Smith. Burial with full military honors will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Squires was born in Beaufort County on September 7, 1937 son of the late Samuel Wilson Squires and the late Hattie Squires Midgett. He attended Bath High School and served his country in the U.S Air Force from 1953 until his retirement in 1975. Mr. Squires married the former Margie Elliott on October 1, 1958 who survives. Following his military career he worked at Hamilton Beach and Stanadyne as a Data Processing Supervisor where he retired in 2000. He was a member of Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Squires loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, his animals and life on Blounts Creek.  Surviving along with his wife Margie of the home are two sons: M/SGT Frank R. Squires, Jr., US Air Force RET. and his wife M/SGT Linda, US Air Force RET. of Houston, DE and John E. Squires of Greenville, NC; two daughters: Belinda “Joey” Smith and her husband Mark of Washington, NC and Marsha Boyd and her husband Billy of Blounts Creek, NC; fourteen grandchildren: Jason W. Squires and his wife Laina of Ocala, FL, Zackary K. Squires of Bath, NC, Mallory L. Squires of Milford, DE, LCPL Steven M. Squires and his wife Samantha of Cherry Point, NC, Joshua T. Squires of Ocala, FL, J. Elliott Squires, Jr. and J. Garrett Squires both of Greenville, NC, M. Dean Smith, Jr. and Lanie J. Smith both of Washington, NC, Casey Boyd Duncan and her husband David of Knoxville, TN, W. Hunter Boyd and M. Tanner Boyd both of Blounts Creek, NC, Capt. April Foley and her husband Joe of Melbourne, FL and Andrew Roate of Springfield, IL; five great grandchildren: Abi, Noah, Dane, Rhett and Maria Beau Squires all of Ocala, FL; six brothers: Sammy Squires and his wife Teresa of Grimesland, Elmer Squires of Pinetown, Frederick Squires and his wife Linda of Bath, Wayne Squires, Timmy Squires and Richard Midgett all of Washington; six sisters: Joyce Hatcher and her husband Jim, Carol Alligood and her husband Colon, Betty King, Linda K. Nichols and her husband David, Nina Paul and Ada Evans and her husband Jimmy all of Washington and two special pets: Chip and Dale both of the home. Mr. Squires was preceded in death by a brother: Wilson Squires and a sister: Pam Harris.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Friday October 8, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Squires family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Maggie Elliott Squires

Mrs. Maggie Elliott “Marge” Squires, age 75, a resident of Chocowinity, NC died Friday March 7, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Pastor Melvin Haas. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. David Nichols, Billy Boyd, Daniel Smith, Danny Smith, Richard “Skippy” Midgett and Colin Alligood will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Mrs. Squires was born in Mecklenburg County, VA on September 7, 1938 daughter of the late Johnnie U. Elliott and the late Fronnie West Elliott. She was a graduate of Crewe High School. She married M/SGT Frank Roger Squires, US Air Force Ret. On October 1, 1958 who preceded her in death on October 6, 2010. Mrs. Squires was a member of Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church.  Mrs. Squires is survived by two sons, M/SGT Frank R. Squires, Jr., US Air Force Ret., and M/SGT( Linda) US Air Force Ret of Houston, DE and John E. Squires (Dawn) of Middlesex; two daughters, Belinda “Joey” Smith (Mark )of Washington and Marsha Boyd (Billy) of Blounts Creek, fourteen grandchildren, Jason W. Squires( Laina) of Chocowinity, Zachary K. Squires of Chocowinity, NC, Mallory S. Creasey ( Nick, Petty Officer 2nd Class U.S. Navy) of Norfolk, VA, Steven M. Squires of Cherry Point, NC, Joshua T. Squires of Houston, DE, J. Elliott Squires, Jr. of Greenville, NC, J. Garrett Squires of Raleigh, NC, M. Dean Smith, Jr. of Washington, NC, Lanie J. Smith of Washington, NC, Casey Boyd Duncan (David) of Salem, VA, W. Hunter Boyd of Blounts Creek, NC, M. Tanner Boyd of Blounts Creek, NC, Major. April Foley( Joe) of Melbourne, Fla., and Andrew Roate of Houston, DE, six great grandchildren, Abi, Noah, Dane, Rhett and Maria Beau Squires all Chocowinity, NC and Gianna Layne Creasey of Norfolk, VA, two brothers, Ted Elliott of Jetersville, VA and Johnnie Elliott of Blackstone, VA., and special in-laws, Carol Alligood(Colin), Joyce Hatcher, Betty Sue King, Linda K. Nichols(David)and Richard “Skippy” Midgett(Donna).  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Squires is preceded in death by two brothers, Thea Elliott and Paul Elliott and three sisters, Ruth Jenkins, Lois Johnson and Daisy Bannon.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Squires family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Richard Len Squires

Mr. Richard Len Squires, age 59, a resident of 2998 Ephesus Church Road, Blounts Creek, NC died Thursday December 6, 2007 at his home.  A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Sunday December 9, 2007 at Christ Vision Church officiated by Pastor Ray Webb.  Richard was born in Beaufort County on March 31, 1948 son of the late Eloise Squires Berry. He was a 1966 graduate of the former Pantego High School. Richard was the former owner and operator of Bayside BP Station and Wrecker service, in Kill Devil Hills where he was an automobile and heavy equipment mechanic. He attended Christ Vision Church.  Survivors include two daughters: Lisa Early of Manteo and Johanus Squires of West Virginia; two sons: Jason Squires of Greenville, NC and Ricky Brantley of Manteo; two sisters: Cindy McCraith of Houston, TX and Dale Edwards of Blounts Creek; two brothers: Carroll Berry of Washington and Jimmy Berry of Chocowinity and four grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his stepfather: James Berry.  The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Saturday December 8, 2007 at the home of Richard’s sister, Dale Edwards, located at 2998 Ephesus Church Road, Blounts Creek and also following the service on Sunday.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Squires family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, December 8, 2007)

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