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Patsy Warren McGowan Tackett

Mrs. Patsy “Jeanne” Warren McGowan Tackett, age 79, a resident 329 Smithwick Road, Ponzer Community, Belhaven, died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  Graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, December 6, 2012 at North Creek Community Cemetery, Wheat Patch Road, Belhaven, conducted by Scott Askew.  The following will serve pallbearers: Jason Bullock, Johnny Joe Stotesberry, Mason McGowan, Joshua McGowan, Noelle Moursy, Paul L. Tackett, Jr. and Josh Clayton.  Mrs. Tackett was born in Beaufort County on January 2, 1933. She was the daughter of the late William Frederick “Fred” Warren and Elizabeth “Lizzie” O’Neal Warren. Mrs. Tackett was a homemaker, ran an upholstery shop and did sewing in her home. Later, she owned and operated North Creek Net Shop for several years. She was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ and attended Mt. Olive Church of Christ.  On February 21, 1952, she married Joe McGowan, who preceded her in death, January 10, 1986.  On December 21, 2001, she married Paul Lester Tackett, who survives.  Surviving with her husband are her children, Debbie McGowan of Creswell, Lois Stotesberry and husband, Johnny of New Lake Community, Wanda Moursy and husband, Hamada of Knightdale, Mike McGowan of Engelhard, Gary McGowan and wife, Sheila of Sutton, West Virginia; grandchildren, Jason Bullock, Eve Richardson and husband, Robert, Johnny Joe Stotesberry and wife, Kristy, Mason McGowan and wife, Sara, Joshua McGowan and wife, Wilma, Noelle Moursy, Stormie Jo McGowan; great-grandchildren, J.J. Stotesberry, Jr., Elena Contreras, Miranda Lynn Stotesberry, Emma McGowan, Elizabeth McGowan; step-grandchildren, Ben Dover and Charles Dover; step-great grandchildren, Dustin, Brandy, Courtney, Angel; brothers and sisters, Marlene McGowan and husband, Bruce of Belhaven, Judy Sparrow and husband, Glenn of Louisiana, Billy Warren and wife, Jane of Belhaven, Cathy Sawyer of Belhaven.  In addition to her parents and her first husband, Mrs. Tackett was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Warren and a sister, Mavis Warren.  The family will receive friends at the home, 329 Smithwick Road, Ponzer community, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Tackett family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

William Tadlock, Sr.

William Tadlock Sr., age 79, of 114 Pike Drive, Elizabeth City, N.C., died Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at Albemarle Hospital. Mr. Tadlock, a native of Beaufort County, was the son of the late Lewis Bond Tadlock and Mary Louise Respess Tadlock and the husband of Sally Harrell Tadlock of the residence. He was CEO/President of Bank of America Credit Corporation and during his life he was confirmed at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, a memberof Episcopal Church and attended Fountain of Life. He was a member of the Elizabeth City Rotary, a US Army Lieutenant during the Korean Conflict, served in the National Guard and a volunteer fireman. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Mielke and husband, Jeff of Folsom, Calif.; a son, Bill Tadlock Jr., and wife, Angela, of Valdosta, Ga.; a sister, Carolyn Thompson of Windsor, N.C.; a brother, Milton Tadlock of Windsor, N.C.; a granddaughter, Victoria Fawn Tadlock; and two step-grandsons, Luke Santos-Mielke and Christopher Burger. He was predeceased by a grandson, William Louis Tadlock III. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 11, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Twiford's Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Mayo officiating. The family will receive friends in the lobby of the funeral home immediately following the service. Twiford's Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Twiford's Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, NC) – Thursday, July 10, 2008)

Billie Gray Tankard

Ms. Billie Gray Tankard, age 61, a resident of 410 Craven St., Bath, died Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Wake Medical Center of Raleigh.  Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be conducted by Rev. Curtis White.  Ms. Tankard was born in Beaufort County on November 15, 1948 to the late William and Erma Wallace Tankard. She was a 1967 graduate of Bath High School, an accountant for twelve years with Pepsi in Florida, managed Smalls Bookstore, was employed and volunteered with the Red Cross where she taught disaster relief and first aid, she served as a Girl Scout leader and was a member of Bath Christian Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Amanda Carroll and husband Greg of Smithfield; one grandson, Scott Carroll; one sister, Barbara Jones and husband Frank of Fuquay-Varina, NC; two nieces, Beth Barnes of Valrico, Florida, Donna Combs of Willow Spring, NC and two nephews, Wayne Jones and wife Rae of Willow Spring and Blaine Worth-Jones and wife Becky of Abingdon, Virginia.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Bath Christian Church. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Tankard family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Christine Harris Tankard

Mrs. Christine Harris Tankard, age 84, a resident of 110 N. King St., Bath, died Wednesday, February 4, 2009.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 6, 2009, at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Ray Souza.  Mrs. Tankard was born in Beaufort County on November 20, 1924, to the late Lovick and Rosa Tetterton Harris. On February 17, 1952, she married Walter Bruce Tankard, who preceded her in death on June 4, 2005. She was a graduate of Bath High School, served as a clerk for the ABC Board of Beaufort County, managed the Bath Harbor Marina and was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath, where she had served as a docent.  Survivors include her son, Robert Tankard, his wife, Susan, and their children, Hayden and Madison, of Bath; her daughter, Chris Smith, and her children, Sloan and Carter, of Bath; and her brother, L.P. Harris, and his wife, Margaret, of Bath.  Mrs. Tankard was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Ann Tankard, and a son, Walter Bruce Tankard, Jr.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington prior to the graveside service.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Tankard family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, February 5, 2009)

Dorothy Vernon Brooks Tankard

Mrs. Dorothy Vernon Brooks “Miss Dot” Tankard, age 94, a resident of King Street, Bath, passed away Friday December 12, 2008.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday December 14, 2008 at Bath Christian Church officiated by Rev. Curtis White. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.   Mrs. Tankard was born November 5, 1914 in Franklin, Virginia to Braxton Arthur Brooks and Eunice Fleetwood Brooks. Her mother died when she was 22 months old. Her daddy later married her Aunt, Ruth Fleetwood Brooks and together they raised her.   Mrs. Tankard graduated from Franklin High School, Virginia in 1932 and then graduated from East Carolina Teachers’ College. She taught in Guideway, Belvoir, Grimesland and Bath. Most of her years were taught in Bath, NC inspiring first graders. On December 21, 1941, she married William Edgar Tankard, Sr., who preceded her on November 18, 1970.   Mrs. Tankard was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. She was active in Bath Christian Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher for the adult class, a member of Circle # 2 and CWF as well. She was active in community drives. She was a member of Bath Colonial Book Club, Mental Health Association, a volunteer for Pinetown and Bath schools, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Alpha Omega Chapter and a member of the North Carolina Retired School Personnel (NCRSP). She enjoyed sharing her painting and poetry with family and friends.   Surviving are her son, William Edgar Tankard, Jr., her daughter, Eunice Tankard Robbins and her husband, Sammy, her grandchildren, Angela Robbins Sawyer and her husband, E.T. and William Samuel Robbins, III. She is also survived by her three great grandchildren, Braxton, Samantha and Ashley Sawyer. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edgar Tankard, Sr., a baby sister, and two brothers, Braxton Brooks, Jr. and Leland Brooks.   The family received friends Saturday evening at Paul Funeral Home and will receive friends other times at the home located at 102 S. King Street, Bath.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Tankard Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, December 14, 2008)

Hal Ryland Tankard, II

WASHINGTON, NC - Mr. Hal Ryland “Pop” Tankard, II, age 72, a resident of 78 Glen Haven East, Washington, died Monday, February 9, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, February 12, 2009 at First United Methodist Church, West 2nd Street, with the Rev. Danny Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Miles Cox, Ryal Cox, Austin Thompson, Patrick Thompson, Thompson Brown, Frank Deaner, Jr., Troy Tyson, George Asby and Lee “Chris” Tankard will serve as pallbearers. Ed Latham, Sid Roberts, Horace Cowell, Bill Woolard, B. E. Singleton, Jr., Wayne Woolard and Derris Bradshaw will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home of Allison and Bill Bedsole, 412 Riverside Drive, Washington Park.  Mr. Tankard was born April 20, 1936 in Beaufort County. He was married to Patricia Dee Harrington Tankard for 50 years. He owned and operated Tankard Distributing Co. for 40 years until his retirement. Mr. Tankard was a member of the NC Wine Association and served as a board member. He was a graduate of Washington High School and attended NC State University and Campbell University.  Survivors include Patricia Dee Harrington Tankard; daughters Allison Tankard Bedsole and husband Bill of Washington, Ruth Tankard Thompson and husband Paul of Washington and LeAnne Tankard Brown and husband Tom of Greenville; grandchildren, Miles Cox and wife Bambi, Ryal Cox, Austin Thompson, Patrick Thompson, Thompson Brown and Bailey Brown; great grandchild Allison Ava-Haiyes Cox; sisters Kay Tankard Nicholls and Mary Tankard Asby and husband Danny; brother Lee D. Tankard and wife Mary of Bath; sister-in-law Missy Deaner and husband Frank; brothers-in-law Jess Harrington and wife Carol of Rocky Mount and Charles Harrington and wife Betty of Eden, NC; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.  He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Martin “Mumsie” Kugler Tankard and his father Hallie Ryland Tankard.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Tankard family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, February 11, 2009)

Harvey Wayne Tankard

Mr. Harvey “Wayne” Tankard, age 57, a resident of 427 Craven Street, Bath, NC died Thursday March 25, 2010 at his home.  A memorial service will be held 6:00 PM Tuesday March 30, 2010 at Wayne’s home on Back Creek, Bath, NC officiated by Rev. Curtis White.  Wayne was born in Beaufort County son of Thaddeus Earl Tankard, Jr. and Rowena Woolard Tankard. He was a 1971 graduate of Bath High School and continued his education at UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in Parks and Recreation. Wayne married the former Sandra Kay Ambrose on January 6, 1980 who survives. He was owner and operator of Back Creek Farm for thirty years and enjoyed his life as a tobacco farmer. Wayne was an avid hunter and fisherman who shared his talent as a hunting guide for several years. He was a member of Athens Chapel Church of Christ and served on The Historic Bath Foundation, Inc. Board in the past.  Surviving along with his wife: Sandra and parents: Thad, Jr. and Rowena Tankard all of Bath is a daughter: Roxanne T. Raynor and her husband Tolan of Burlington, NC; a son: Skylar Wayne Ambrose Tankard of Raleigh; a sister: Rowena T. Bitar and her husband Bill of Bath and two brothers: Thad Tankard, III and his wife Treva and Keith Tankard and his wife Yvonne all of Bath.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Tankard family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, March 28, 2010)

Ruby Paul Tankard

Mrs. Ruby Paul Tankard, age 74, a resident of 211 Ridgewood Lane, Washington, died Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2008 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Rev. Gary Murphree. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: John Moore, Brandon Moore, Jonathan Moore, James Moore, Brian Spivey, and David Stocks.  Mrs. Tankard was born in the Ransomville Community on February 7, 1934. She was the daughter of the late John G. Paul and Virgie Squires Paul. Mrs. Tankard was a 1952 graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School and attended Nursing School in Elizabeth City. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years. Later, Mrs. Tankard worked for Taylor Oil Company. She attended Wharton Trinity United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Tankard was married to Jack Tankard, who preceded her in death in 1974.  Mrs. Tankard is survived by two daughters, Kathy Harrell Moore and her husband, John A. Moore of Washington, Laurie “Dee” Harrell Stocks and her husband, David Stocks of Pinetown; one son, James “Bud” Harrell, Jr. of Pinetown; one brother, John David Paul of Rockingham; four grandchildren, Lisa Nicole Woolard, Caroline Forest, Olivia Forest, Kristin Stocks Thomas; two step sons, Jackie Tankard of Bath, Phillip Tankard of Beaufort; and four step grandsons, Brandon Moore, Jonathan Moore, James Moore and John Allen Moore, Jr.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Tankard was preceded in death by two sisters, Goldie Mae Anderson and Elizabeth Paul Rawls.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 211 Ridgewood Lane, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Tankard family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, December 13, 2008)

Helen May Abernathy Tarkington

Mrs. Helen May Abernathy Tarkington, age 84, a resident of 22 Possum Hill Road, Bath was taken to Heaven by her Saviour, Jesus Christ, Tuesday afternoon September 11, 2012 at her home surrounded by her three girls.  A funeral service will be held 4:00 PM Friday September 14, 2012 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Rev. Curtis White. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Rodney Bowen, Sr., Pearson Chrismon, Starley Stell, John Holt, John Everett, Barry Beckman, Bill Hill and Jamie Barnhill will serve as pallbearers. All remaining elders and deacons of Bath Christian Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Tarkington was born in Panola County, Texas on May 3, 1928, daughter of the late Andrew Daniel Abernathy and Alma Herren Abernathy. She was a graduate of Carthage High School in Carthage, Texas. She married Joseph Edward Tarkington, the love of her life, on September 21, 1946, who preceded her in death in November 1985.  Mrs. Tarkington was employed with Southern Bell in Texas as a teletype instructor for 12 years. In 1974, the family moved to Bath and she worked at the Bath Historic Center as a tour guide. In 1996, she retired from the Beaufort County School System as an administrative assistant. She continued to volunteer at schools and worked blood drives for the American Red Cross. Mrs. Tarkington was a member of the Heritage Book Club and a member of Bath Christian Church. She made the bread served for communion for the Christmas and Easter services.  She is survived by her daughters: Laurie T. Trussell and husband, Jerry; Lisa T. Miller and husband, Gary; and Linda T. Alligood and husband, Joseph all of Bath; her sister: Lorene Gentry of Carthage, TX; her brother: Charles Abernathy of Grapeland, TX and her grandchildren: Brent Modlin and wife, Wendy; Dana Berry and husband Greg; Justin Modlin and wife, Crystal, Kelly Miller, Daniel Miller, Casey Alligood and fiance, Ethan Coltrain, Britney Alligood and Kendall Alligood and eight adored great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous loved nephews and nieces.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: Doyle Abernathy, Alton Abernathy and Harold Abernathy.  The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home in Bath.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tarkington family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Michael Tarro

Mr. Michael Tarro, 87, of 469 Tankard Drive, Bath, died Friday, March 21, 2008 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A mass of resurrection will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church with Father M. Arturo Cabra officiating.    The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, March 24, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington.  Mr. Tarro was born October 19, 1920 in Kensington, CT.  He was the son of the late Giuseppe and Racheal Leone Tarro.  He attended school in Cranston, RI and was a veteran of the US Maritime Service.  On October 18, 1958, he married the former Lucette Croteau, who survives.  Mr. Tarro was a retired manager for Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford, CT.  He had been a resident of Beaufort County since 1987.  He was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church and the Moms and Pops.  Survivors include his wife, Lucette Croteau Tarro; one daughter, Denise Tarro Jackson and husband, George of Newington, CT; two sons, Andre Michel Tarro and wife, Kathy of Centreville, VA, and William Joseph Tarro and wife, Betina of Weddington, NC; two sisters, Ann Tarro Yacinski of South Windsor, CT, and Rose Tarro Masselle and husband, Anthony of Manchester, CT; one brother, Anthony Tarro and wife, Olga of Plainville, CT; a sister in law, Phyllis Tarro of Southington, CT; six grandchildren, Alexander and Amaia Jackson, Wesley and Kyle Tarro, and John and Ryan Allen; and one great-granddaughter, Taylor Allen.  He was also preceded in death by one brother, Peter Tarro.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 25, 2008)

Betty Midyette Tate

Betty M. Tate, 66, a resident of 387 Tate Road, Belhaven, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at University Health Systems-Beaufort Hospital. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Washington Assembly of God. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Washington Assembly of God. Burial will follow at the Tate family cemetery. Arrangements are by Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, October 4, 2011)

Betty M. Tate age 66, a resident of 387 Tate Road, Belhaven NC died Monday October 3, 2011 at UHS Beaufort Hospital.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Thursday October 6, 2011 at Washington Assembly of God officiated by Pastor Stephen Evans and Pastor David Linton. Pallbearers will be Barry Langley, Alston Dunbar, Al Midyette, Charles Daniels, Dave Crosby and Billy Boyd. Honorary pallbearer will be Justin Keyzer. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 on Wednesday October 5, 2011 at Washington Assembly of God and other times at the home of her son at 203 Clayton Street, Washington, NC. Burial will follow at the Tate Family Cemetery at Pamlico Beach.  Mrs. Tate was born June 3, 1945 in Beaufort County the daughter of the late Merlin Alfred Midyette Sr and Eloise Keech Midyette. She was married on September 21, 1973 to Lawrence Jackson Tate, Sr who preceded her in death on April 2, 2006. Betty helped her husband for many years with his commercial fishing business, and he always let it be known that his greatest catch was his wife. Mrs. Tate attended Washington Assembly of God. She loved her family, friends and all were blessed when in her presence, spending time with her family was her biggest joy and especially the time spent with her son Raleigh.  Mrs. Tate is survived by four sons, Kent Keyzer and wife Lyla of Brunswick, Ga., Lawrence J. Tate Jr. and wife Tammy of Washington, NC, Sam Tate and wife Tamela of Washington, NC and Raleigh Tate of the home; a brother, Merlin Alfred "Al" Midyette and wife Kathy of Free Union, NC, three sisters, Linda Dillon and husband Bobby of Magnolia, Maryland, Ruby Respass and husband Durwood of Pantego, NC, Nola Dunbar and husband Alston of Pantego, NC, four grandchildren, Dillon Tate, Devon Tate, Lacey Keyzer, Justin Keyzer and wife Kamela, one great grandchild, Jayden Keyzer. She was preceded in death by a brother, Merlin Alfred Midyette, Jr. and her son Charley Tate.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Tate family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Charley Alford Tate

Charley Alford Tate, age 34, a resident of 387 Tate Road, Belhaven, died Sunday, August 8, 2010 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 3:00PM on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service of Washington, officiated by Minister Dennis Davis.  Burial will follow at Tate Family Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service of Washington, on Friday, August 13, 2010 from 7:00-9:00PM and other times at the home.  Charley was born on October 13, 1975 in Beaufort County, son of the late Lawrence Jackson Tate Sr. and Betty Gaye Midyette Tate, who survives.   Charley was a passionate and devoted son, brother, uncle and provider for his family.  He thoroughly enjoyed his home-life of cars, video games and exercise.  He was one to have meaningful conversations or joke with often.  He became the solid rock for his family in times of need.  He worked diligently as a stocker at Wal-Mart in the pet department, challenging himself to make and break personal records.  Charley was loved more than he knew, and will be greatly missed.  Along with his mother, Betty Gaye Midyette Tate, Charley is survived by four brothers, James Kent Keyzer and wife, Lila of Brunswick, GA, Lawrence Jackson Tate Jr. and wife, Tammy of Washington, NC, Merlin Samuel Tate and wife, Tamela of Washington, NC and Raleigh Birt Tate of Belhaven, NC; three nephews, Justin Kent Keyzer, Dillon Jackson Tate and Devon Owen Tate; one niece, Lacy Marie Keyzer; and one great nephew.  He was preceded in death by four uncles, Lindsey, Bill, Joe Ed, and Lloyd Tate.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Lawrence Jackson Tate, Sr.

Mr. Lawrence Jackson Tate, Sr., 71, a resident of 387 Tate Road, Belhaven, died as the result of a boating accident. Arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, April 5, 2006)

Mr. Lawrence Jackson Tate, Sr., age 71, a resident of 387 Tate Road, Belhaven, NC died as a result of a boating accident.  A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday April 8, 2006 at the Tate Family Cemetery officiated by Medford Hopkins.  Ty Ormand, Chris Tate, Clyde Kirk, Kevin Smith, Noland Wilkins, and Bryan Daniels will serve as pallbearers. Jimmy Daniels will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Mr. Tate was born August 24, 1934, son of the late David Samuel Tate and Lucy Cornelius Tate. On August 21, 1973, he married the former Betty Midyette who survives. Mr. Tate was a commercial fisherman.  In addition to his wife, Betty, of the home, he is survived by his five sons: James Kent Keyzer of Brunswick, GA, Lawrence Jackson Tate, Jr. and Merlin Samuel Tate both of Washington and Charley Alford Tate and Raleigh Burt Tate both of the home; his two grandchildren: Justin Kent Keyzer and Lacy Marie Keyzer; three brothers: Mitchell Tate, Lindsey Tate and Walter Tate; and five sisters: Julia Respass, Joyce Daniels, Dorothy Daniels, Gladys Kirk, and Lorene Tetterton. He is preceded in death by three brothers: Joe Ed Tate, William Tate and Lloyd Tate.  The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday April 7, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Tate Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 7, 2006)

Roland Lindsey Tate

Mr. Roland “Lindsey” Tate, 66, of 389 Tate Road, Belhaven, died Saturday, September 15, 2007, at the Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at the Bath Church of God officiated by the Rev. Dean Fulford Jr. and the Rev. Ron Bousquet. Burial will follow in the Tate Family Cemetery. Clyde Kirk, Wesley Kirk, Stephen Tate, David Crosby, Tommy Kirk and Johnny Daniels will serve as pallbearers. Noland Wilkins and Kenny Pittman will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Tate was born in Beaufort County on September 3, 1941, son of the late David Samuel Tate Sr. and the late Lucy Bett Cornelius Tate. He married the former Phyllis Ann Andrews on December 15, 1961 who survives. Mr. Tate was a self-employed commercial fisherman and had been the captain of the Lady Phyllis and the High Roller.  Surviving along with Mr. Tate’s wife, Phyllis, of the home is a son, Travis Lin Tate Sr. of Belhaven; a daughter, Kimberly Tate Bousquet and her husband Ron of Bath; two brothers, David Mitchell Tate Sr. and Walter Augustus Tate both of Belhaven; five sisters, Gladys T. Kirk, Dorothy T. Daniels, Julia T. Respass and Joyce T. Daniels all of Belhaven, and Lorene T. Tetterton of Washington; and six grandchildren, Travis Lin Tate Jr., Justin Thomas Tate, Megan Elizabeth Woolard, Jennifer Lauren Woolard, Kali Alexandra Bousquet and Lindsey Kaitlyn Woolard.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2007, at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Tate Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, September 17, 2007)

William Byron Tate

BELHAVEN - William Byron "Bill" Tate, 59, of Pungo View Road, died Saturday, June 21,  Mr. Tate was born July 2, 1943 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of the late David S. Tate and Lucy Cornelius Tate.  On December 23, 1961, he married Delores Marie Hooper, who survives.  Together they had eight children, four daughters and four sons.  Three children have preceded him in death, newborn Elizabeth Ann Tate and sons David L. & Michael A. Tate, both lost at sea in 1987.  He was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, a member of the board of directors of the Southern Banks and the N.C. Fisheries Association.  Surviving their father are daughters: Theresa Tate Smith and husband Art, Rebecca Tate Guy and husband Gregory, and Mary Tate; sons: Christopher Tate and Matthew Tate; seven grandchildren, Austin, Nicholas, Sara, and Katie Tate, Sydney, Camden, and Zoe Annmarie Guy; sisters: Dorothy Daniels, Gladys Kirk, Julia Respass, Joyce Daniels and Lorene Tetterton; and brothers: Mitchell, Walter, Lawrence, Lloyd and Lindsay Tate.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Tate.  A good and loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, he will also be remember as an enthusiastic commercial fisherman who enjoyed working hard at his profession.  A Mass of Resurrection was conducted Wednesday, June 25 at Mother of Mercy with Father Arturo Cabra officiating.  Burial followed in the Tate Family Cemetery, Wright's Creek, Belhaven.  Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 26, 2003; pg. 8A)

David Thomas Tayloe, Sr.
10-12-1925 – 06-25-2010

David Thomas Tayloe, Sr., affectionately known in “Little Washington” and Beaufort County as “Dr. Dave,” was born in Washington on October 12, 1925. His parents were the late Dr. David Thomas Tayloe and Eleanor Berry Tayloe, who died before he finished high school. A younger brother, Floyd Berry Tayloe, predeceased him. Dave and Floyd were raised by his mother’s sisters, Pauline Berry McLean and Elizabeth Berry Hoffler, both deceased. His uncle, the late John Cotten Tayloe, MD served as his mentor after the deaths of his parents.  After graduating from Washington High School, he was drafted by the US Navy. However, he was allowed to complete pre-med studies at UNC Chapel Hill, medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and a rotating internship at the Medical College of Virginia before entering military service at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in 1950. After two years of military service, he began his pediatrics residency at Duke, interrupted in part by another year of military service at Camp Lejeune. He began his pediatric practice in Washington in 1955 in an office on Washington Street near the Tayloe Hospital. He took care of children from all over eastern North Carolina. Geneva Morgan, RN, CPNP, helped him open that practice, establish Washington Pediatrics, and worked with him until his retirement in 1994. Frank Stallings, MD and Russell Cook, MD were his partners at Washington Pediatrics.  In 1946, he married the late Erin Tuttle Woodall, daughter of the late William Ryal Woodall and Sally Mae Tuttle Woodall. There are five surviving children and their spouses: David Thomas Tayloe, Jr., MD and Denise Gollobin Tayloe of Goldsboro; Sally Tayloe Duff and William Powell Duff, III of Raleigh; Elizabeth Tayloe Powell and Allen Whitaker Powell of Raleigh; Ryal Woodall Tayloe and Kimbrough Thompson Tayloe of Wilmington; Marcus Herndon Tayloe and Kim Woolbright Tayloe of Matthews. Grandchildren include David Thomas Tayloe, III, MD, Katherine Tayloe MacDonald, MD, Rebecca Tayloe Seegars, Pharm.D., Eleanor Berry Kipp, PMHNP, Erin Woodall Duff, Pharm.D., William Powell Duff, IV, Claire Tayloe Duff, Emma Whitaker Powell, Ryal Woodall Tayloe, Jr., Nathan Thompson Tayloe, Mary Rosser Kimbrough Tayloe, Marcus Herndon Tayloe, Jr., Julia Woolbright Tayloe, and Lane Woodall Tayloe. Great grandchildren are Noah Tayloe MacDonald, Zoe Rebecca MacDonald, Ian Camden MacDonald, Benjamin Weston Seegars, Jr., Gray Tayloe Seegars, and David Thomas Tayloe, IV. He is also survived by his two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Teal Tayloe Ashby of Birmingham, AL and Ann Woodall (Peetie) Davant of Charlotte.  He is also survived by his faithful companion and special friend, Sadie Fowle. He and Sadie experienced many fun dinners, interesting trips, and family gatherings. The family is grateful that Sadie has become a part of our clan.  “Big Dave” as he was known to his family, was totally committed to his family, hosting innumerable extended family gatherings at his Washington home, the Hawkins Landing river cottage, and at Emerald Isle for the traditional family beach week.  Dr. Dave created a real medical home for the children of a large area of eastern North Carolina. His involvement with the local schools, hospital, department of social services, health department, and mental health agency assured that his patients would receive the very best pediatric care. He set the standard for pediatric medical care for the state and each year the NC Pediatric Society/NC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) gives an award to its outstanding community pediatrician that is called the David T. Tayloe Senior Award for Community Pediatrics. In 1985, he received the Distinguished Service Award of the Medical Alumni Association of the UNC School of Medicine.  Dr. Dave was Board Certified, and Recertified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He was very involved with organized pediatrics, serving as President of the NC Pediatric Society/NC Chapter of the AAP on two occasions, Alternate District IV (NC,SC,VA,TN,KY,GA,FL,PR) Chairperson for the AAP, and also served on the National Nominating Committee for the AAP.  His hobbies included fishing all over eastern NC, playing tennis, and following the UNC Tar Heels sports teams. He was an avid fitness enthusiast, always vowing to “take his daily exercise” as if it were a prescription from his doctor.  He was a lifelong member of his beloved Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, serving numerous times on the Vestry and attending services there as long as his health would permit.  During his latter years, he was fortunate to have dedicated helpers in his home and at Ridgewood Manor. The family extends specials thanks to Marietta Smith, Ollie Moore, and Tony Bryant along with the staff at Ridgewood Manor.  The family also expresses their appreciation to the congregation of Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church and Rev. Kevin Johnson for their support during his sickness.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Monday June 28, 2010 at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington officiated by Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, III.   Henry Stephenson, MD, Neal Partrick, MD, Charles Sawyer, MD, Jim Thorpe, MD, John Cotten Tayloe, MD, Josh Tayloe, MD, David Williams, MD, David Tayloe “Pappy Fowle”, John Morgan, Bill Oden, CPA and Fred Scales will serve as pallbearers.  Eddie Buck Buckman, George Gardner, Harvey Dixon and Zeno Edwards, DDS will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 PM on Sunday at his home located at 719 Short Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to be serving the Tayloe Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Eleanor Berry Tayloe

Early today, while relatives and close friends kept prayerful vigil in the second-story corridor of the Tayloe Hospital, Eleanor Berry Tayloe passed away following an illness of several weeks.  Her death came exactly six and one-half years following that of her husband, Dr. David Thomas Tayloe, Jr., gifted physician and surgeon know locally as Dr. Dave, Jr.  Funeral services for Mrs. Tayloe will be held from her late residence on West Main Street Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.  The Rev. Hugh Powel of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate.  He will be assisted by the Rec. Stephen Gardner of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.  Final rites will be held in Oakdale Cemetery.  Surviving are two sons, Dave Tayloe and Floyd Berry Tayloe; two sisters, Mrs. Colon McLean and Miss Elizabeth Berry, of this city.  Mrs. David Thomas Tayloe, Jr., the former Miss Eleanor Berry, was born in this city July 29, 1898, the daughter of the late Floyd J. Berry and Ella Frizzle Berry.  She was edcuated in the Washington schools and later attended Queens College in Charlotte, the Women's College of the University of North Carolina and Columbia University.  On October 2, 1923, the deceased was married to Dr. David T. Tayloe, Jr.  Two sons survive this union and until the boys could be classed as member of the present younger generation, Mrs. Tayloe served quietly in her home making a splendid wife and mother throughout all the years.  Recently, in an unassuming manner, she found many good things to be about in the community and helped behind the scenes on numerous occasions.  Especially did her interest center in the First Presbyterian Church where she had worshipped from childhood.  She labored diligently for its causes giving untiringly of her time and talents.  She had been a member of the church for many years.  To those who knew her best, Eleanor was beloved because she was thoughtful of those about her and ever conscious of the need of the less fortunate individuals who came her way.  Possibly it can be said--he charities were small but numerous.  Because she was ever constant in friendship many today outside of kindred circles mourn her passing.  She will long be remembered for the good she has done, and of her it can be said--"To live in the hearts of those who love us is not to die."  As a mark of respect to the deceased the Suskin and Berry Store, the Tayloe Drug Store and the MacKenzie Equipment Company were closed today.  The S.R. Fowle and Son store will be closed during the funeral hour Friday.  Active pallbearers will be Charles F. Cowell, Dave Fowle, Henry Hodges, Graham Elliott, Sam Blount, Edmund T. Buckman, G.A. Bowers, Herman Carrow and Sam Etheridge.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mayor Ralph Hodges, F.E. Mayo, Adrian Bowen, R.P. Fowle, Jamie Williams, C. Morgan Williams, Sam Williams, Harry Williams, J.K. Hoyt, Jr., Charles Hoyt, H.T. Hodges, Dr. A.T. Jennette, James Bowen, James Ellison, B.F. Bowers, Edmund H. Harding, Dr. Graham Ramsay, Dr. R.H. Hackler, the Hon. Lindsay C. Warren, Frank W. Cox, John B. Sparrow, William Rumley, Sr., John Havens Moss, Sam Grist, J.D. Grimes, John G. Bragaw, Henry Rumley, J.M. Harrington, Dr. Z.L. Edwards, and Dr. E.W. Larkin.  (Washington Daily News - February 27, 1941)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Pat Richard]

Dr. John Cotten Tayloe

AREA MOURNS IN WAKE OF BOATING ACCIDENT - Dr. John Cotten Tayloe, age 65, drowned Saturday afternoon in Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke as the result of a boating accident while fishing with two other local men.  Dr. Tayloe was born in Washington on May 30, 1897, son of the late Dr. David T. and Athalia Cotten Tayloe.  He was graduated from Washington High School in 1913 and in the fall of that year entered the University of North Carolina, where he played varsity football for three years,  He enlisted in the Army and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the spring of 1917, serving in France for two years during World War I.  He returned to the University as a second-year medical student in 1919 and was graduated in 1920.  He then entered the University of Pennsylvania and received his MD degree from that institution.  After serving internship for three years in Philadelphia he returned to Washington in 1925 to begin practice as a general practitioner, later specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, for the past 16 years.  He has delivered approximately 8,000 babies.  Dr. Tayloe was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and a former member of the vestry; a past commander of Beaufort County Post No. 15, American Legion; a Mason, and Elk, and a member of the Lions Club; a past president of the Beaufort County Medical Society; past president of the Seaboard Medical and a member of the South Atlantic Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.  He was president of the Beaufort County Savings and Loan Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Washington.  Dr. Tayloe was married to Bernice Everett Batts of Robersonville who survives.  Other survivors are one son of a former marriage, Dr. John Cotten Tayloe, Jr. of Chapel Hill, and two grandchildren; one step-son, Cecil Batts of Williamston; two step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. S.R. Fowle, Jr. and Mrs. R.P. MacKenzie of this city; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3:00 o'clock in St. Peter's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Charles I. Penick and the Rev. Josh T. MacKenzie officiating.  Burial followed in Oakdale Cemetery.  Serving as active pallbearers were Durwood Everett, Jr., Donald Everett, Russell Johnson, Claude Wilson, Sam Fowle, III, R.P. Mac Kenzie, Jr., Floyd B. Tayloe, Dr. Josh Tayloe, Jr., David Tayloe Fowle, Sam Tim Carter and Lee Cooper.  Honorary pallbearers were members of the Pamlico Albemarle Medical Society and his many friends.  The body was at Oden Funeral Home until the funeral hour.  The family requested that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

The Coast Guard abandoned its search for the body of Bill Butler, manager of the Rurnage Theatre, who is presumed to be the second victim of a boating accident in the Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke Saturday.  The active search ended at dusk Sunday but Coast Guard boats and aircraft will continue to keep a lookout in the search area according to Chiuef Jack Lewis, officer in charge of the Ocracoke Coast Guard Station.  He had been the subject of a search since midafternoon Saturday when a boat capsized in the sound about five miles from Ocracoke.  Dr. John Cotten Tayloe, 65, drowned in the accident, and a third man, V.P. Brinson, operator of a welding and machine shop here, was rescued by Duncan Moore who was also fishing the area.  Dr. John's body was found by Lee Stewartm Selby Jones and Lloyd Sloan less than two hours after the incident, and the Coast Guard sent three boats and a helicopter into the sound to search for Butler's body.  The search continued until late Saturday and resumed Sunday morning and at one time the rough water that capsized the three men's boat forced the small craft to return to the Ocracoke Lifeboat Station.  The three men left here Saturday afternoon on a week end fishing trip and while Brinson is reported to be in shock and under sedation, a number of questions involving the accident remain unanswered.  Coast Guard officials reported last night that when Dr. John's body was discovered he was not wearing a life jacket, and though there is strong evidence that he might have died of a hear attack rather than drowning, the official documents give drowning as the cause of death.  Coast Guard officials report that it is extremely unlikely that he would have been found floating had he drowned.  Mr. Butler is a native of Newton-Conover, N.C. and he has been associated with the Stewart-Everett Theatre chain for many years.  He came here in 1956 as manager of the Reita and Turnage Theatres, and was married to the former Lois Blake of Pantego.  A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the First Methodist Church in Washington and father of a four-month old son, William M. Butler, Jr.  Active in the civic affairs of the city, he headed a number of charity drives and in May 1962 he was an unsuccessful candidate for Clerk of Superior Court in the Democratic primary.  (Washington Daily News - Monday afternoon, September 17, 1962)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Pat Richard]

Dr. Joshua Tayloe

Death this morning at 6:45 removed from this community one of its best known and most valued resident, Dr. Joshua Tayloe, chief of staff of the Tayloe Hospital.  A heart attack was given as the cause of death.  Dr. Tayloe. who was 45, had suffered an attack about a year ago but apparently had fully recovered.  Early yesterday evening he attended a meeting of the Beaufort County Medical Society and fellow physicians and friend whom he contacted later in the evening noted today that he had never appeared in better health or spirits.  He retired about midnight and at 3 o'clock this morning he awakened Mrs. Tayloe complaining of a difficulty in breathing and severe chest pains.  When his condition failed to improved medical aid was summoned but despite all efforts the end came shortly before 7 o'clock.  Funeral services will be held from St. Peter's Episcopal Church tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Rev. Stephen Gardner, rector of the church, officiating.  Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be J.K. Hoyt, Colon McLean, Mack Robbins, Joe Tunstall, Swifty Garris, Richard Cherry, Sam Blount, Charles Hoyt, Henry Rumley and Thad Tankard of Bath.  Dr. Tayloe was born in Washington on July 16, 1898, a son of [rest of this line cut off] ____dent of the North Carolina Urological Society, vice-president of the Seaboard Medical Society; past president of the District Medical Society and past president of the Beaufort County Medical Society.  He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and or Orr Lodge A.F. and A.M.  Dr. Josh, as he was affectionately known, was one never too occupied with the duties of his profession to pass a cheery moment with his fellowman and to offer words of encouragement and solace to those who were ill.  In every walk of life he was known and admired for the kindly and understanding manner in which he dealt with happenings of everyday events.  A devoted family man, Dr. Josh gave generously of his time, his talent and means where the civic good was concerned.  Quiet and unassuming by nature, his manifold acts of kindness were cloaked with an aura of anonymity.  On December 27, 1933, he was married to Miss Mary Ann Jamison of Calloway, Virginia, who survives him.  In addition to his wife he is survived by two children, Joshua Jr. and Mary Ann; one brother, Dr. John Cotton Tayloe, and two sisters, Mrs. R.P. MacKenzie and Mrs. Sam Fowle, Jr., all of this city.  (Washington Daily News - March 4, 1943)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Pat Richard]

Bertha Lee Porter Taylor

Mrs. Bertha Lee Porter Taylor, 92, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005. A graveside funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  Mrs. Taylor, a native of Beaufort County, lived most of her life in Pitt County near Greenville. She was employed in alterations at Belk for 16 years, and following her retirement, continued alterations in her home for many years.  She was a member of Temple Free Will Baptist Church and the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. Mrs. Taylor had a loving nature and cherished her family and friends. A self-taught musician, she enjoyed playing piano and harmonica.  Mrs. Taylor was married to Leon R. Taylor, who preceded her in death in 1972.  She is survived by daughters, Audrey T. Dunn of Chocowinity, Leatrice G. Bradshaw of La Grange, Opal T. Boyd of Washington, N.C., Shirley T. Waters of Grimesland, Genene T. Chandler of Chocowinity and Ann T. Woolard of Washington, N.C.; sons, Curtis Taylor of Gay, Ga., and Leland Taylor of Greenville; sisters, Geneva Lewis of Vanceboro and Louise Buck of Washington, N.C.; 28 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Margie Crandall, Sharon Quinn and Mr. and Mrs. Robert McLawhorn.  The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – September 27, 2005)

Carol Chancey Taylor

Mrs. Carol Chancey Taylor age 60, a resident of 455 Rowe Lane, Blounts Creek, NC died Saturday July 7, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  A graveside service will be held at 10:00AM Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Rowe Family Cemetery located on Rowe Lane officiated by Pastor Ray Webb.  Mrs. Taylor was born January 18, 1952 the daughter of the late Cecil Wilber Chancey and Amanda Rowe Chancey. On June 13, 1970 she married Melvin Thomas Taylor, Jr. who survives. Carol worked as an EMT with the Blounts Creek Fire and Rescue Department. She was a member of the Christ Vision Church in Blounts Creek, NC.  Along with her husband Melvin. T Taylor, Jr. she is survived by a brother, Cecil Ray Chancey and wife Betty of Edward, NC and two sisters, Lois C. Hollowell and husband Thomas of Washington, NC and Brenda C. Godfrey and Bob of Chocowinity, NC.,and several nieces and nephews.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Taylor family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Services)

Clarence Elester Taylor

Mr. Clarence Elester Taylor, 94, of 2584 Windmill Road, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at home. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Clay Bottom Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Leroy Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Bottom Cemetery.  Mr. Taylor was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 2, 1915. He was the son of the late James and Melvina B. Taylor. He attended Beaufort County schools. He was an Army veteran of World War II.  Survivors include two daughters, Doris Moore and Deloris Slade, both of Chocowinity; one son, Curtis Haywood of Chocowinity; one sister, Lillian T. Thompson of Chocowinity; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Lila T. O’Neal.  The family will receive friends today from 5-6 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, February 28, 2009)

Doris Martin Taylor

Mrs. Doris Martin Taylor, 76, died Monday, August 21, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington, N.C. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Jack Lassiter. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park. A native of Martin County, Mrs. Taylor was a longtime resident of the Bethel Community and Pitt County. She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her four children, Woodrow W. Ipock; and her second husband of 30 years, Harvey R. Taylor, in 2004. She is survived by a son, Woody Earl Ipock of Kinston; three daughters, Dianna I. Bell and husband, Jimmy, of Greenville, Brenda I. Meeks and husband, Paul, and Becky I. Nanney all of Farmville; two brothers, Gene Martin of Grimesland and Carl Wayne Martin of Greenville; six sisters, Elsie Hamilton and Sandra Guy, both of Greenville, Grace Hardison of Grimesland, Mildred Hamilton of Washington, N.C., Peggy Elks of Chocowinity and Audrey Batten of Snow Hill; seven grandchildren, Lee Warren, Mike Nanney and Robert Earl Nanney all of Farmville, Terry Sawyer of Washington, N.C., Cindy Lawson of Williamston, Stacy Stallings and Jennifer Nanney both of Greenville; and eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (Greenville Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - Wednesday, August 23, 2006)

Dorothy Rae Taylor

Ms. Dorothy Rae Taylor, age 79, a resident of 156 Ann Street, Chocowinity, NC died Saturday January 29, 2011 at Ridgewood Nursing Center of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday February 2, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Capt. Christopher Lyles. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Jeremey Warren, Jeremy Eckenrode, Acey Paschall, Wesley Lines, Mark Ball and Alan Gruenwald will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Dorothy was born in Pitt County on September 3, 1931 daughter of the late Harvey Lee Hyman and the late Nora Braxton Suggs She was a homemaker and a member of the Washington Salvation Army. Ms. Dorothy was very active in her church serving as secretary for nine years and also serving as the girls youth leader.  Ms. Dorothy is survived by a daughter: Cathy Montemurro of Washington; two sons: Walter Kenneth Taylor of High Point and Jeffery Lee Taylor of Chocowinity; two brothers: Thurman Braxton of Chocowinity and Linwood Braxton of Washington; a sister: Karen Shearouse of Goldsboro; two grandchildren: Eric Taylor and Jennifer Wilaby and three great grandchildren: Isabella Wilaby, Raleigh Taylor and Parker Taylor. Mrs. Dorothy was preceded in death by a son Gerald Wayne Taylor.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday February 1, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Taylor family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Douglas Allen Taylor, Sr.

Mr. Douglas “Allen” Taylor, Sr., age 57, a resident of 605 Wilmar Road, Vanceboro, died Tuesday afternoon, December 19, 2006 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Friday December 22, 2006 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Pastor Henry Horne. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Dustin Gaskins, Adam Tripp, Buddy Johnson, Vernon Taylor, Douglas Taylor, Jr., and Lawrence Tate. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Shepard, Steven Lowe, and Eddie Gaskins.  Mr. Taylor was born December 3, 1949, son of the late Betty Ruth Taylor Gaskins and Vernon Elmo Gaskins, who survives. He attended Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Taylor was self employed as a painting contractor. He was married to Nancy Hilton Taylor who preceded him in death on May 5, 2005.  In addition to his father, Vernon Elmo Gaskins of Bridgeton, he is survived by his sons: Douglas Allen Taylor, Jr and his wife, Loretta Lou Taylor of the home; Vernon Edward Taylor and his wife, Sheila Michelle Taylor of Elizabeth City; his daughter: Tammy Shepard Tate and her husband, Lawrence Jackson Tate, Jr. of Washington; his brothers: Eddie Lee Gaskins and Tony Ray Gaskins both of New Bern; his sister: Carolyn Gaskins Tripp of Core Point; two stepchildren: Brian Keith Shepard of Arapahoe and Kimberly Denise Hoffman of Haltom City, TX; two grandchildren: Amyah Marie Taylor and Cheyanne Taylor; five step grandchildren and his fiancée, Karen Lynn Tetterton and her children; He is preceded in death by his brother, Jerome Elmo Gaskins.  The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Taylor Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, December 22, 2006)

Ellen G. Taylor

Mrs. Ellen “Dottie” G. Taylor, age 81, a resident of 103 Heritage Drive, Washington, NC died Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Ridgewood Manor in Washington.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Friday, October 11, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Washington.  The family will receive friends from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home of her son and daughter in law, William and Susie Taylor, 109 Justin Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is serving the Taylor family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Emily Jean Hodges Taylor

Mrs. Emily Jean Hodges Taylor, 71, formerly of Chocowinity, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Paul Funeral Home, Washington with the Rev. David Linton officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery. Steve Davenport, Phil Campbell, Carroll Berry, Donnie Harding, Jesse Taylor and Ricky Harrington will serve as pallbearers. Allen Boyd, Xavier Biggs, CD Harding and Craig Lee Taylor will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Taylor was born in Pitt County on April 28, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Norman Mack and Mamie Paramore Hodges. On Oct. 25, 1962, she married A.D. Taylor, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. She was a member of 15th Street Church of God.  Survivors include three daughters, Vicki Berry of Washington, Deborah Lee of Chocowinity and Shelia Taylor of Washington; four sons, Donald Grey Harding of Washington, Carl Dean Harding, Jesse James Taylor and Griffin Eugene Taylor, all of Chocowinity; three brothers, Jimmy Hodges and Junior Hodges, both of Chocowinity, and Bryant Hodges of Washington; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Penny Taylor; four brothers and three sisters.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Deborah Lee, 230 Elks Lane, Chocowinity.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, November 26, 2008)

Emma Ree Godley Taylor

Mrs. Emma Ree Godley Taylor, age 88, a resident of Cypress Glen, Greenville, died Monday, April 7, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A graveside service will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Dr. Michael Price. There will be no visitation at the home or funeral home.  Mrs. Taylor was born in Beaufort County on July 2, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Nathan Godley and Molly McRoy Godley. Mrs. Taylor was a 1937 graduate of Chocowinity High School and a 1940 graduate of the Tayloe Hospital School of Nursing. She received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from East Carolina University in 1966. Mrs. Taylor worked at the Beaufort County Health Department serving as Nursing Director and acting Health Director for several years prior to her retirement. She was an avid gardener winning several awards from the National Lily Society.  On December 14, 1955, Mrs. Taylor married Col. Lon Wilkinson Taylor, who preceded her in death, May 18, 2003.  In addition to her parents and her husband, two brothers, Asa Godley and Wilbert Godley and five sisters, Myrtie Elks, Alice Godley Gray, Nannie Lee Godley, Louise Buck and Sophie Earl Godley preceded Mrs. Taylor in death.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Taylor family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, April 9, 2008)

Faye McRoy Taylor

Mrs. Faye McRoy Taylor, age 75, a resident of 2205 Old New Bern Road, Chocowinity died Saturday, October 22, 2011 at U. H.S. Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, N.C.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Dixon Cemetery officiated by Jason Kirkman. Bobby Perry, Carl Dunn, Michael McRoy, Tracey McRoy, Greg McRoy and Chris McRoy will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Taylor was born in Beaufort County on June 22, 1936 to the late Miles McRoy and Lossie Dixon McRoy. She was a graduate of Chocowinity High School and was a retired bookkeeper with Wilson Jones CPA’s. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Haw Branch Church of Christ.  She is survived by her spouse, Haskell Taylor; two sons, Marty Clifton Alligood and wife Doris of Washington and Miles Todd Alligood and wife Annette of Chocowinity, a grandson, Jacob Alligood and a step grandson, Jeffrey Potter and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two brothers: Linwood McRoy and Edmond McRoy, and a sister: Katie Denby.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

George William Taylor, Jr.

Mr. George William “Buster” Taylor, Jr., passed away at Pitt County Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 6th, 2008 after a period of declining health.  He was the son of the late Elizabeth Oden Taylor and George William Taylor, Sr.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ellen Brogden Gravely Taylor and his three children, Leigh Taylor Stanley and her husband, Spencer of Weaverville, NC and Washington, NC, G. William Taylor, III and his wife, Susie of Washington, NC, and Virginia Taylor Pfeiffer and her husband, Robert of Elizabeth City, NC.  His grandchildren are Ellen Taylor Stanley of Washington, DC, Gregg Stanley of Weaverville, NC, Will and Suzanne Taylor of Washington, NC, and Leigh Ann and Ali Pfeiffer of Elizabeth City, NC.  Also surviving is his brother John Taylor and wife, Jan of Hampstead, NC, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  George was born on February 12, 1929 in Washington, NC.  He was given the nickname “Buster” because he resembled “Buster Brown” of children’s shoe fame.  He attended the local schools, playing basketball and football at Washington High School and serving as senior class president.  After graduation, Buster went to UNC-Chapel Hill, where he became a die-hard Tar Heel fan.  During these years, he was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, a condition which at the time was deemed untreatable and terminal.  Buster survived this disease for 61 years.  On August 8, 1953, Buster married the love of his life, Dottie Gravely.  He supported his wife and soon-to-be family by working at Edinburgh Furniture Company/Johnson Carper/Singer Furniture Company for 37 years as office manager and purchasing agent.  When he retired, three full time people replaced him.  He then spent 13 years as the manager of the Beaufort County ABC Stores.  He expected excellence from himself and his co-workers and had an unfailing work ethic and compassionate outlook.  Buster loved Washington and Beaufort County, and gave much time to the JayCees and Chamber of Commerce as a young man.  He was an associate member of the Herring Club, and past president and member of the Down East Seniors Club.  He was a charter member of the Monday Night Poker Club for over 40 years.  He was active in the First United Methodist Church and served as secretary of the Administrative Board and church Council for 43 years.  Buster was a true Southern gentleman, loyal to his country, proud of his heritage, and excited about the promise of the future.  He loved his family and friends, his church and God, the Bayview waters of the Pamlico, a good Carolina ballgame, and all of the things that make life good.  We will all miss him.  Hillside Funeral Service in Washington is in charge of arrangements.  The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, July 8th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 East in Washington.  Services will be on Wednesday, July 9th at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church on West 2nd Street with the Rev. Danny Allen officiating.  Pallbearers are George William Taylor, IV, Spencer Gregg Stanley, IV, Dr. Fred Howdy, Mac Jones, Frank Johnston, L.T. Harris, Danny McNeill, Tommy Sparrow, Ryland Tankard, Shields Harvey, and Joe Tunstall, Sr.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, July 9, 2008)

Gertrude D. Taylor

Gertrude D. Taylor, 84, 727 Bongart Road, Winter Park, died Thursday. Born in Belhaven, N.C., she moved to Winter Park from El Paso, Texas, in 1972. She was a homemaker. She was a Christian. Survivors: son, John R. Barwick, Atlanta; daughter, Hilda B. Wilson, Winter Park; sisters, Mara D. Heath, Hampton, Va., Katie D. Moore, Kinston, N.C., Virginia D. Dawson, Butner, N.C., Betha D. Veasey, Winter Park; four grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Goldenrod.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – September 2, 1989; pg. D8)

Hollie Grace Taylor

Hollie Grace Taylor, age 23, a resident of Hunters Glen, Washington, NC passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center. A memorial service in her honor will be held Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Skip Hurley. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Brett Davenport, Cody Hare, Jeremy Martin, Aaron McKinney, Jeremiah Schaefer and Andy Woolard will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home.  Hollie was born April 21, 1990 in Beaufort County, daughter of Joseph "Joey" Emanuel Taylor, Jr. and Cathy Woolard Taylor. She was the granddaughter of the late Joseph "Manuel" Taylor, Sr. and Wanda Davenport Taylor and the late Orbert Knight Woolard and Thara Richardson Woolard. She was the step-granddaughter of Virginia Dixon Taylor of Village Circle, Washington, NC.  Hollie was a 2009 graduate of Northside High School. She loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and the Outer Banks. Hollie loved playing with her pets Diesel and C-Ann. She had a passion for little children. She was an excellent babysitter and substitute mom. Hollie loved working with children at VBS. She loved cooking but most of all she loved her family and friends. Hollie was a member of Woodard's Pond Church of Christ.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Hope Hodges Taylor

Mrs. Hope Hodges Taylor, age 77, a resident of 1781 Taylor Road, Chocowinity died Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday October 19, 2007 at Wayside Presbyterian Church of Chocowinity officiated by Rev. Ola Forbes, Jr. A private burial for extended family will follow the service.  Mrs. Taylor was born in Beaufort County on November 6, 1929, daughter of the late Harry Skinner Hodges, Sr. and the late Minnie Willard Hodges. She was a 1947 graduate of Washington High School and a 1951 graduate of Meredith College. Mrs. Taylor married William Rayvon Taylor, Sr. on December 29, 1953, who survives. She was a health and physical education teacher at Washington High School and a science teacher at Chocowinity High School. Mrs. Taylor was a very active member of Wayside Presbyterian Church where she was a past teacher of the Adult Sunday School class and a lifelong member of the Women in the Church.  Surviving along with her husband Rayvon of the home is a daughter: Connie T. Lewis and her husband Lenwood of Grimesland; a son: William Rayvon Taylor, Jr. and his wife Felecia of Chocowinity; a grandson William Ryan Taylor of Chocowinity; three sisters: Mary H. Smith and her husband Delma of Chocowinity, Evelyn H. Hill and her husband Myron of Kinston and Janet H. Alligood and her husband Robert of Washington; a brother: Harry Skinner Hodges, Jr. and his wife Peggy of Washington; and many nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at the home.  They would like to thank Dr. Frederick Teixeira for his care and compassion, both as a doctor and a friend.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Taylor family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, October 18, 2007)

Irene Bullock Taylor

Mrs. Irene Bullock Taylor, age 86, died Friday, December 28, 2007 at Ridgewood Manor in Washington.  Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2007 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, conducted by Pastor Thomas Lee.  Mrs. Taylor was born in Martin County on November 4, 1921. She was raised by James R. Wynne and Carrie Beacham Wynne. Mrs. Taylor was a retired hotel hostess. She had lived in California for over 50 years before moving to Washington in 1987.  Mrs. Taylor is survived by two sisters: Evelyn Webster and Carolyn Jones both of Washington and several nieces and nephews including special niece, Lois Buck.  The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Carolyn Jones, 216 E. 7th Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Taylor family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - December 29, 2007)

Jeffrey E. Taylor

A funeral service for Jeffrey E. Taylor will be held at 2 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home of Washington. Burial will follow in the Taylor Family Cemetery in Blounts Creek N.C.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Monday, August 21, 2006)

John Ecklin Taylor

CHOCOWINITY - The Rev. John (Jack) Ecklin Taylor, 82, passed away peacefully Monday, August 20, 2007. He will dearly be missed by his family who cherish the many blessings he shared over his lifetime. He was the son of the late Plummer Alston Taylor and Blanche Dudley Worsley and was the brother of Mary Dudley Elks of Greensboro, NC and the late Plummer Alston Taylor, Jr., formerly of Morehead City, NC.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Doris Ogburn Taylor. Father Taylor is survived by his daughter, Carol Marie Taylor, of Greenville, NC and his son, John Mark Taylor and daughter-in-law, Laura, of Waynesville, NC. Father Taylor was a retired Episcopal priest serving 50 years of ministry. He was a World War II U.S Army veteran who served with the 13th Airborne Company and 218th Military Police Company. He also served as Chaplain for the Association of Civil Air Patrols in NC and SC.  Father Taylor served as Rector of the following parishes: Christ Church, Hope Mills, NC and St. Phillips and Church of the Good Shepherd, Fayetteville; Grace Church, Plymouth, NC and St. Luke’s, Roper, NC; Grace Church in the Mountains, Waynesville, NC; Holy Trinity, Charleston, SC; Church of the Holy Cross, Stateburg, SC; Church of the Advent, Marion, SC. He retired back to his home parish, Trinity, Chocowinity and continued his ministry serving in a number of parishes in the Diocese of East Carolina.  He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He received his Master of Divinity, from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. He was editor of the Mission Herald, Diocese of East Carolina and Dean of the Waynesville Deanery in NC. He served as an Associate Chaplain for the Charleston area hospitals.  Father Taylor was known for his humor, calm and reassuring manner. He was a committed husband to his wife of 51 years and his children, family and friends. His life exemplified a deep faith and call to serve God’s people.  A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Chocowinity, NC on Saturday, August 25th, 11 a.m. The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, 3rd , Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina and The Rev. J.M. Browne, III, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church will officiate. The interment will be held at a later date at Grace Church in the Mountains, Waynesville, NC.  Cotton Funeral Home of New Bern, NC is in charge of arrangements. A reception for family and friends will follow the memorial service at Trinity Church.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, August 22, 2007)

Joseph C. Taylor

Joseph C. Taylor, 64, died Sunday at Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda. Born in Washington, N.C., Mr. Taylor lived in Riverside six months. He served in the U. S. Air Force for 20 years until he retired in 1975 as a technical sergeant.  Mr. Taylor is survived by two daughters, Helene of Apple Valley and Marilyn Feldmeier of Riverside; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; his mother, Ernestine of Virginia; four brothers, Sam of Nevada, and Henry, James and Tony, all of Virginia; and two sisters, Jean Boodt of Virginia and Glen Goff of Nevada.  Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Riverside National Cemetery. Tribute Memorial Services in Riverside is handling arrangements.  (The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) – August 28, 2002; pg. B4)

Joseph Emanuel Taylor

Mr. Joseph Emanuel “Manuel” Taylor, Sr., 82, a resident of 1823 Goose Creek road, Washington, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at Woodards Pond Church of Christ, conducted by Glen Brickhouse, Maxey Gavin, Jim Reid and Travis Boyd. Burial will follow in Oakdale cemetery with military honors.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Sammy Robbins, Mike Davenport, Dwight Davenport, Jerry Cutler, Donald Cutler, Charlie Davenport, Donnie Cutler and Danny Holliday.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of the Woodards Pond Church of Christ: Walter Cutler, Sarge Woolard, Kevin Cutler, Kevin Brickhouse, Kent Cutler, Larry Perry, William Earl Woolard and Daniel Adams, Sr.  Mr. Taylor was born in Beaufort County on April 21, 1924. He was the son of the late Joe John Taylor and Lizzie Wells Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a retired carpenter. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II as a gunner on the USS Eberle DD-430 Navy destroyer. Mr. Taylor was an active member of the Woodards Pond Church of Christ, where he helped build the original church.  Mr. Taylor was married to the former Wanda Hollie Davenport, who preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 1983. On Feb. 17, 1984, he married the former Virginia Dixon, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are three children, Teresa McRoy and her husband, Johnny of Washington, Joseph Emanuel “Joey” Taylor, Jr. and his wife, Cathy of Washington, Brian Keith Taylor and his wife, Mary of Greensboro; four step children, Travis E. Boyd and his wife, Linda, Ann Boyd Griffin, Diana Anderson Woolard, and Barbara Anderson Cox and her husband, Buddy all of Washington; one grandchild, Hollie Grace Taylor of Washington; six step grandchildren, Angie Boyd Davis of Greenville, April D. Griffin and son, Cordan of Washington, Chris Griffin and son, Jarrett of New Bern, Ginny Beth Woolard, Matt Woolard and Vanessa Hayes and her children, Andy and Savannah all of Washington; three sisters, Elizabeth Taylor Davenport of Washington, Virginia Taylor Godley of Chocowinity, Betty Taylor Jones of Newport; a half sister, Louise Edwards of Washington.  In addition to his parents and his first wife, Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Taylor; a sister, Mamie T. Taylor and a half sister, Jo Ann Sebesta.  The family received friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 1823 Goose Creek Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Taylor family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, September 26, 2006)

Lola L. Taylor

Lola L. Taylor, 89, Aug. 31. Funeral 11 a.m., Thursday, Paul Funeral Home, Washington. Burial, Edwards Family Cemetery, Chocowinity. Arrangements by Paul funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – September 1, 1998; pg. B6)

Louise Swanner Taylor

Mrs. Louise Swanner Taylor, age 84, a former resident of 147 Honey Pod Farm Road, Washington, N.C. died Tuesday January 22, 2008.  A graveside funeral will be held 12 noon Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Dr. Michael Price.  Mrs. Taylor was born in Beaufort County on March 25, 1923 daughter of the late Walter Swanner and the late Virles Cox Swanner. She was a 1940 graduate of Washington High School. She married Snodie R. Taylor who preceded her in death on January 29, 1975. Mrs. Taylor had a career with Cooperative Savings and Loan then later as a realtor with her own business. She was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church of Washington where she actively participated in the Christian Women’s Fellowship. Mrs. Taylor was a long time member of the Washington Woman’s Club and advisor to the Junior Woman’s Club for ten years. She traveled extensively with friends and as a member of the Colonial Friendship Force.  Survivors include a daughter: Catherine T. Whichard and husband, Roy, of Washington; four grandchildren: Susan W. Tankard and husband, Robert, of Bath, C. Taylor Whichard of Washington; Sean T. Travis and wife, Beth, of Richmond, Va. and Jaime N. Travis of Ashland, Va.; four great-grandchildren: Hayden Tankard, Madison Tankard, Colton Travis and Derrick Travis and a sister-in-law: Bea T. Straughn of Vero Beach, Fla. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by a daughter: Jean Taylor Travis; a sister: Laura Leigh Swanner; a brother: Walter D. Swanner and a second husband Harmon Davis.  The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Mrs. Taylor’s daughter Cathy Whichard located at 105 Justin Drive, Washington, N.C.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Taylor family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, January 23, 2008)

Mary Alice Gibbs Taylor

Mrs. Mary Alice “Mae Alice” Gibbs Taylor, 61, of Rivercreek Estates, Washington, and formerly of 2107 Mill Road, Evergreen Estates community, Chocowinity, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Temple of Jesus Christ United Church with Bishop James Woolard officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Taylor was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 12, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Clem and Mary S. Gibbs. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to Michael B. Taylor, who survives. She pursued a career in nursing and was employed by Beaufort County Hospital prior to her declining health.  Survivors include two daughters, Valarie G. Wilkinson and Sheri Gibbs, both of Washington; two sisters, Devonne Thompson and Pamela Blount, both of Washington; three brothers, George Gibbs Sr., Johnny Gibbs Sr. and Ronald Gibbs Sr., all of Washington; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Sheri Gibbs, 457 Blake St., Rivercreek Estates, Washington. A walk-in visitation will be held today from 1-8 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, February 8, 2008)

Mildred T. Taylor

Mrs. Mildred T. Taylor, age 88, a resident of 11725 NC Hwy. 33 East, Chocowinity, NC died Thursday March 22, 2007 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Sunday March 25, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. A.G. Smith. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Tommy Boyd, Billy Boyd, Artis Williams, J.B. Bullock, Todd Hemby, Greg Purser, Everett Duncan and Ben Grant will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Taylor was born in Beaufort County on January 6, 1919. She was the adopted daughter of the late Howard B. Taylor and the late Galana Demby Taylor. She was a graduate of Beaufort County Schools and married Ralph Armistead Taylor in July of 1936 who preceded her in death on December 18, 1997. Mrs. Taylor was a devoted member of Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church where her works were a vital asset to their Ladies Auxiliary. She was very active in many church activities as long as her health permitted.  Survivors include a daughter: Virginia T. Rowe and her husband Jack of Chocowinity; a granddaughter: Lisa Braswell of Wilmington and a great granddaughter: Savannah Everett of Wilmington.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday March 24, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mrs. Taylor’s daughter Virginia located at 11755 NC Hwy. 33 East Chocowinity, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Taylor family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Saturday, March 24, 2007)

Natalie Bright Taylor

Natalie Bright Taylor, 48, of 611 Old Second Street, Washington, N.C., died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital. A memorial service will be held at Saint Peter's Episcopal Church in Washington, N.C. on Wednesday at 11 a.m. She is survived by her parents, Hal and Tyler Taylor; her children, Aubrey Livingston, Tyler Banks, and Scott Banks; her sister, Kit Tolbert; and her brother, Hal Taylor Jr.  (Greenville Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Tuesday, September 16, 2008)

Oscar Lee Taylor

Mr. Oscar Lee Taylor, 74, of 3121 NC Highway 171, Jamesville, died Monday, May 28, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, June 1, 2007 at the Taylor Family Cemetery in Chocowinity with the Rev. Leonard Bowers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at his home in Jamesville and the home of his daughter, Kristie Woolard, 2448 Gray Road, Chocowinity.  Mr. Taylor was born August 5, 1932 in Beaufort County. He was the son of the late Joe and Annie Jones Taylor.  He was a retired plumber.  Survivors include Virginia Gibbs Roberson of the home; seven daughters, Kristie Woolard, Wanda Boyd, Patricia James, Susie Ingalls, Debbie Mills, all of Chocowinity, Joyce Hodges of Washington and Terri Lynn Cruz of Greenville; five sisters, Elizabeth T. Davenport of Bath, Louise Edwards of Washington, Virginia Godley of Chocowinity, Betty Jones of Morehead City and Joyce English of Salisbury, IN; sixteen grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister, JoAnn Sebesta and two brothers, Luther J. Taylor and Manuel Taylor.  (Hillside Funeral Service obituary posted Tuesday, May 29, 2007)

Robert H. Taylor, Sr.

MACON - Services for Robert H. Taylor, Sr., 56, will be 2:00p.m. Tuesday, graveside, at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Taylor died July 13, 2001, in a local hospital.  Mr. Taylor was born in Belhaven, N.C., and had lived in Macon most of his life.  He was a truck driver and a member of Covenant Life Cathedral.  Survivors: wife, Janice Taylor of Macon, Ga.; children, Robert H. Taylor, Jr. of Macon and Deborah Marie Taylor of Macon; sisters, Hazel T. Stanley of Macon, Ga., Jackie Floyd of Tampa, Fla., and Marlaine Taylor of Vienna, Ga. -The family may be contacted at 2744 Allen Road.  Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.  (The Macon Telegraph (Macon, GA) - July 17, 2001)

Robert L. Taylor

Mr. Robert “Sonny” L. Taylor, 66, of 658 West Barr Road, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, December 30, 2008.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2009 at Edwards Cemetery, Chocowinity with The Rev. Henry Horne officiating. Clint Cayton, Coy Godley, Donnie D. Hardison, Jr., Lee Mills, Nabe Mills and Greg Rowe will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, January 1, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington.  Mr. Taylor was born November 18, 1942 in Beaufort County to Robert L. and Rosa Carrow Taylor. On March 5, 1966 he married Gloria Cayton Taylor. He was a retired Construction Supervisor in the Road and Earth construction business.  Survivors include his wife Gloria; one son Robert A. Taylor and wife Jennifer, Chocowinity; a granddaughter, Leah Brickhouse and special niece, Billie Powell, Chocowinity.  He was preceded in death by three grandsons.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Taylor family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, January 1, 2009)

 Ruth Eloise Whited Taylor

Mrs. Ruth Eloise Whited Taylor, age 89, of Lynchburg, VA, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009 at her home.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at First Baptist Church Washington with Dr. Jimmy Moore, Rev. Mark Grooms, Senior Pastor of Thomas Terrace Baptist Church, Concord, Rev. Stephen Atkins, nephew, Pastor of Grace Community Church, Greenville, NC, and Rev. Jim Phillips, nephew, Pastor of Dunbar Mountain Mission, Dunbar, WV officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Stephen Atkins, great nephew, Tom Atkins, nephew, Everett Coleman, grandson-in-law, Robert E. Day, III, grandson, David Heinsohn, grandson, and Josh Nobles, nephew by marriage will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Taylor was born July 14, 1919 in Walton, WV to Walter Rybrum and Ethel Raines Whited. She was the last remaining survivor of the Stephen and Henrietta Cunningham Taylor family, outliving their ten children and spouses. She was the widow of Chad Ray Taylor who died in March 2000 after 63 years of marriage.  Ruth moved to North Carolina in 1956 and was a long-time resident of Market St. Ext. She was an active member of First Baptist Church until relocating in April 2003 to Lynchburg, VA to live with her daughter, Sandra Taylor Day and son-in-law Robert. She enjoyed her remaining years interacting with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Taylor is survived by two daughters, Sandra Day and husband Bob of Lynchburg, and Patricia Taylor; one sister, Dorothy Whited Atkins of Washington; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews from the Whited and Taylor lines. Many friends from Raleigh and Washington will miss her including her grandson’s father, Robert Grissett and wife MaryAnn and close friend Dave Lattimore who called Ruth his “second mom”.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Taylor family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, June 2, 2009)

Sudie Mae Brantley Taylor

Mrs. Sudie Mae Brantley Taylor, age 82 of 2112 Whichard’s Beach Rd., Chocowinity, died Thursday May 3, 2007 at her home.  Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Sunday May 6, 2007 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be conducted by Glenn Waters.  Mrs. Taylor was born in Nash Co. on July 9, 1924 to the late Doane and Susan Strickland Brantley and on September 15, 1944 she married the late David Lee Taylor. Mrs. Taylor was a graduate of Washington High School and was a homemaker and caregiver.  Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Taylor Johnson of Chocowinity, one grandson, Lance Johnson and his wife Kimberly and one great grand daughter, Ariel Dawn Johnson all of Chocowinity. She was preceded in death by one sister; Jessie Wilder and four brothers; Durwood Brantley, Ormond Brantley, Ell Brantley and Lloyd Homer Brantley.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Saturday May 5, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home, 2112 Whichard’s Beach Rd. Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Taylor family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, May 5, 2007)

Tommy Taylor

Mr. Tommy Taylor, age 68, a resident of Murrells Inlet, S.C., formerly of Bath, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Taylor was born in Beaufort County on June 5, 1943 son of the late Willie and Mamie Taylor.  Survivors include a daughter, Danielle Taylor of South Carolina; two grandchildren, Dakota Morgan and Ariel Tyler, both of South Carolina; two sisters, Deanna Taylor of Washington and Vernetta T. Lange of Bath; two nieces, Kimberly Williams of Ft. Mill, S.C., and Karen Lehman of Stewartstown, Pa.; one great-nephew, Paul Leo Lehman also of Stewartstown; his long-time loving and faithful significant other, Wanda Grantham of South Carolina; and many cousins and friends.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Taylor family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, January 12, 2012)

Walter John Taylor, Jr.

MULLINS - Graveside services for Walter John Taylor, Jr., , will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999 in Beaverhill Cemetery, Edenton, N.C., directed by Evans Funeral Home. Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins is in charge of local arrangements.  Mr. Taylor died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999 at Marion County Medical Center after an illness. Born in Belhaven, N.C., he was a son of the late Walter John Taylor and Lois Winslow Taylor. He was a retired Principal of North Mullins Elementary School and was also a retired Director of Operations of Mullins School District 2. He was a life member of the N.C. Education Association. He was a member of the Appalachian Trail Club since 1974, was a life member of the National Eagle Scouts Association, was Scout Field Executive of the Boy Scouts of America in Suffolk, Va., and was a member of First Baptist Church of Edenton, N.C. He was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, life member of VFW Post #6122 in Mullins, and was a member of the Edward S. Bonner American Legion Post #0040 of Edenton, N.C.  Surviving are his wife, Margaret Faye Fuquay Taylor of Mullins; sisters, Patsy Adair Taylor of Edenton, N.C., Catherine Townsend and brother-in-law, Jerry Townsend, both of Murfreesboro, N.C.  (The State (Columbia, S.C. – November 2, 1999; pg. B4)

Walter R. Taylor, Sr.

Mr. Walter R. Taylor, Sr., age 87, a former resident of Belhaven, NC, and a recent resident of Roanoke River Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Pastor Medford Hopkins. Burial with military honors will follow at Belhaven Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC.  Mr. Taylor was born in Beaufort County on April 15, 1925 son of Maggie Taylor. He was a US Army veteran of WWII and the Korean War. Mr. Taylor was married to Doris Tetterton Taylor who predeceased him. He was retired from the NCDOT Ferry Division after 15 years of service as a mechanical engineer. Mr. Taylor attended Belhaven Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Mr. Taylor is survived by his sons, Walter Taylor, Jr. (Elaine) and Robert E. Taylor (Darlene) both of Greenville, his sister, Claudia "Joel" Dunbar Allen of Roper, 3 grandchildren, Richard, Nacole and Tim and 5 great grandchildren.  In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

William E. Taylor

William E. Taylor, age 83, transitioned to his eternal home on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in Yorktown, Va.   William was born in Pantego to the late Willie and Melissa Taylor. In 1957, William relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was employed with Export Packing Company of Bayonne, N.J., Santini Brothers Moving & Storage, and Allied Van Lines as a commercial truck driver. Before leaving Pantego in early 1957, he had been a farmer. He had also been employed at the pulp mill in Plymouth. After retirement, he became a resident of Hampton, Va.  Leaving to cherish his precious memories are three children: William E. Taylor Jr. and special friend Gladys Dills of Queens Village, N.Y., Ethel T. Windley and husband Robert of Yorktown, Va., and Anthony Taylor and wife Marian of Orange, N.J.; three brothers, Willie Taylor and wife Hazel of Hampton, Va., Dennis Taylor and wife Marjorie of Philadelphia, Pa., and Charlie Taylor of Pantego; one sister, Geraldine Bunch of Chocowinity; a brother-in-law, Roosevelt Davis; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.  William had two sisters and a brother who preceded him in death, Cora Burton, Clara Aikens, and Paul Taylor.  A viewing was held on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Perkins Funeral Home in Hampton, Va. A celebration of life service will be held at noon tomorrow at Weeping Mary Church of Christ–Disciples of Christ, Beach Ridge Road, Pantego. Viewing will be held in the church, one hour before the service.  Arrangements are by Perkins Funeral Home, 251 W. Queen St., Hampton, Va.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, November 29, 2011)

William Harmon Taylor

William Harmon Taylor, age 96, of Chocowinity died Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at Britthaven of Washington.  Mr. Taylor was born in Chocowinity on June 22, 1911. He was the son of the late Isaac “Simps” and Rachel Moore Taylor. He was the last survivor of their eleven children. Mr. Taylor attended Washington Collegiate Institute and was a blacksmith with his father at their shop on Highway 17 in Chocowinity. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chocowinity.  Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by three brothers; The Rev. Cannon J. Mitchell Taylor and his wife Florence Collins Taylor, Isaac Allen Taylor and his wife Dorothy H. Taylor and Jesse W. Taylor and his wife Frances T. Taylor. He also had five sisters; Fannie Taylor, Mamie T. Whitley and her husband Edward J. Whitley, Viola T. Colgate and her husband George Colgate, Mary T. Harvey and Myrtie T. Asby.  A graveside funeral service will be held Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Chocowinity conducted by Dr. Richard Sheriff. Visitation will follow at the graveside.  Survivors include nieces Edna W. Spruill of Washington, NC, Marjorie W. Sumrell of Chocowinity, NC, Shirley T. Ronan of Washington, NC, Patti T. Porter of Tacoma, WA; nephews Harry Collins Taylor of Vero Beach, FL and Samuel Hodges Taylor of Washington, NC; ten great nephews and thirteen great nieces.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

William Rayvon Taylor, Sr.

Mr. William Rayvon Taylor Sr., age 79, of 1781 Taylor Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, May 18, 2008 at his home.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be conducted by Rev. Ola Forbes, Jr.; Connie Taylor Lewis, William Rayvon Taylor, Jr., William Ryan Taylor, Ledrue Buck, William Earl Keys and Robert Speller, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Taylor was born in Beaufort Co. on February 14, 1929 to the late William Rufus Taylor and Dollie Elks Taylor. He was a 1947 graduate of Chocowinity High School and then served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Taylor married Melva Hope Hodges on December 29, 1953, who preceded him in death on October 17, 2007. He was a member of Wayside Presbyterian Church and was a farmer, farming with his brother and, in the later years, with his son William.  Survivors include his daughter, Connie Taylor Lewis and husband Lenwood of Grimesland; his son, William Rayvon, Jr. and wife Felecia of Chocowinity; his grandson, William Ryan Taylor of Chocowinity; two brothers, Lloyd Taylor and wife Jo of Chocowinity, Haskell Taylor and wife Faye of Chocowinity, and one sister, Della Mae Stubbs of New Bern.  Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by five sisters, Ruth Taylor, Mildred Taylor, Esther Buck, Margaret Gilgo and Judith Martin.  The family will receive friends at Mr. Taylor’s home, 1781 Taylor Road, Chocowinity.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Frederick Teixeira, the staff of Pamlico Internal Medicine, Community Home Care and Hospice, and his caregivers.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Taylor family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Monday, May 19, 2008)

Zeddie Edward Taylor

Mr. Zeddie Edward “Zed” Taylor, 58, formerly of Chocowinity, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Britthaven of Washington.  A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the home of his brother, Melvin Taylor Jr., 455 Rowe Lane, Blounts Creek, with pastor Ray Webb officiating.  Mr. Taylor was born Oct. 10, 1949, the son of the late Melvin Thomas Taylor Sr. and Catherine Virginia Martin Taylor. He graduated from Pamlico County High School in 1969. He worked as a truck driver for many years, last working for B.E. Singleton and Sons until 2002. He attended Christ Vision Church.  Survivors include two brothers, Melvin T. Taylor Jr. of Blounts Creek and Johnnie Walter Taylor of New Bern; two children and three grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of his brother, Melvin Taylor Jr., 455 Rowe Lane, Blounts Creek.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, November 16, 2007)

Pearl M. Tazell

Pearl M. Tazell, 84, of the 2500 block of King Court, a former kitchen helper, died Dec. 13, 1992, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Mrs. Tazell was born in Aurora, N.C., and was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, Norfolk. She had been employed at Old Dominion University. She was the widow of Monroe Tazell.  Survivors include a son, Junius Morris of Chesapeake; a brother, Hubert Morris of Norfolk; and a host of relatives and friends.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in Twilight Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Richard Councill. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Visitation at the funeral home will begin at noon today. Family and friends will assemble at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 16, 1992; pg. D2)

Anna Boyd Teele

Mrs. Anna B. Teele of 301 W. Seventh St., Washington died at her home Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 at Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. She was married to Robert Lee Teele, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1985.  Mrs. Teele was born Dec. 16, 1923, the daughter of the late Heber “Gollie” Boyd and Carrie Pearson Green Boyd. She attended the Washington city schools. She received her education at Shaw University (B.A. degree), N.C. State University (master’s degree) and had further study at A&T University, Virginia State University, East Carolina University, the University of Utah and North Dakota.  She was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church during her entire life. She was a member of the Trustee Board, Stewardess Board No. 2, Deaconess Board, Board of Christian Education and church clerk for more than 52 years. She was also general claims secretary treasurer, served on the Deaconess, Missionary Committee, Pastor’s Appreciation Committee, Live Circle Club and the Historical and Organ Restoration committees. She also chaired the homecoming-church anniversary, Woman’s Day and Mother’s Day, was a District Missionary worker, North Carolina Annual Conference Queen (two terms), pastor’s aide, quarterly conference secretary and Class No. III quarterly conference.  Survivors include one daughter, Pauline Mackey; one son, Anthony “Tony” Teele and one foster son, Johnny Northern.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and William Boyd.  Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Leon Randolph Memorial Chapel and at other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, October 14, 2007)

Ruth Harcher Teeter

Mrs. Ruth Hatcher Teeter, age 76, formerly of Washington, died Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Washington, conducted by Dr. Jimmy Moore. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Teeter was born Johnston County on February 14, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Archie Herbert Hatcher and Lois Raines Hatcher. Known as a very caring person, Mrs. Teeter was a retired registered nurse. She worked over 30 years at Beaufort County Hospital (now Vidant Beaufort Hospital). Mrs. Teeter was a member of the First Baptist Church in Washington. She was an excellent cook, known for her chocolate cakes and apple pies. In her spare time, Mrs. Teeter enjoyed doing needle point.  On May 24, 1954, she married Vernon C. Teeter, who preceded her in death, May 9, 2012.  Survivors include two sons, John Gregory Teeter of Beaufort, Michael Vernon Teeter of Greenville; two brothers, James Edward “Jim” Hatcher of Greenville, William Herbert Hatcher of Chester, Va.; and two grandchildren, Catherine Tate Teeter and Caroline Kimberly Teeter both of Jacksonville, Fla.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Teeter was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Anne Teeter; a son, David Alan Teeter; and a brother, Robert Lee Hatcher.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Saturday at the First Baptist Church.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Teeter family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Vernon C. Teeter

Mr. Vernon C. Teeter, age 82, a resident of 3425 Providence Place, Winterville, NC died Wednesday May 9, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.  A memorial service will be 3:00 pm Saturday May 12, 2012 at the home officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore. The family will receive friends following the service.  Mr. Teeter was born on August 29, 1929 in Livingston, New York to the late James S. Teeter and Sylvia Robinson Teeter. He served his country for eight years in the United States Navy. On May 24, 1954, he married the former Ruth Hatcher, who survives. Mr. Teeter worked for 21 years at Beaufort County Community College as a Machine Shop Instructor, retiring in 1994. Mr. Teeter was very active in his community serving with the Red Cross, the Beaufort County Relay for Life, Down East Seniors and the Beaufort County Committee of 100. Mr. Teeter was an avid golfer and his daily trips to the local post office were a highlight of his day. Mr. Teeter was a member of Sparta United Methodist Church in New York, but he and Ruth attended First Baptist Church of Washington.  In addition to his wife Ruth, of the home, Mr. Teeter is survived by two sons: John Gregory Teeter of Beaufort, NC and Michael Vernon Teeter of Cummings, GA; two brothers: Bob Teeter of Dansville, NY and Kenneth Reid Teeter of Williamston, NC, a sister: Betty Teeter Mann of Williamston, NC, and two granddaughters: Catherine Tate Teeter and Caroline Kimberly Teeter both of Jacksonville, Fla.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Teeter is preceded in death by a daughter: Kimberly Anne Teeter and a son: David Alan Teeter and nine brothers and sisters.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Teeter family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Bessie Mae Lane Temple

Bessie Mae Lane Temple died August 12, 2012 at Cypress Glenn Retirement Community in Greenville, N. C. where she was blessed to have loving and superb care by her caregivers and good friends. All at Cypress Glenn knew her as Lane. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Cypress Glenn Retirement Community Chapel in Greenville, N. C. officiated by Rev. Karen Crutchfield and Rev. Allen Bingham.  Bessie Mae was born on September 25, 1919, to the late Eugene and Bessie Bowden Lane. She was a graduate of Chocowinity High School. After graduating from Tayloe Hospital Nursing School, she became a supervising operating room nurse at Parrott Hospital in Kinston, N. C. where she made her home until retiring to Cypress Glenn. She devoted many years caring for and helping individuals in need. She was a faithful volunteer with her close friend, Ann Hobbs for the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the Flynn Home for Alcoholics. Bessie Mae was a faithful member of Queens Street Methodist Church.  She is survived by a granddaughter, Dr. Libby Edwards and her husband, Clayton of Charlotte, N. C. who knew Bessie Mae as “Mother Lane”, brothers-in-law, J. R. Everett of Goldsboro, N. C., Vernon Lilly of Greenville, N, C. a sister-in-law, Ernestine Lane of Washington, N. C. and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B.Temple, Sr., her step daughters, Octavia Temple Edwards, and Mary Elizabeth Temple Murrill and a step son, Joseph Temple III., brothers, Coly Lane, Delmar Lane, Vernon Lane, Troy Lane, Donald Lane, sisters, Etta Lane Lilley and Jean Lane Everett, a niece, Ann Lane Warren, nephews, Cecil Lane, Ray Lane and Abby Lane.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Temple family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Geraldine Sadler Temple

Mrs. Geraldine Sadler Temple, age 62, of 210 Ann Street, Chocowinity, died Friday, November 17, 2006 at her home.  At Mrs. Temple’s request, no public service will be held.  She is survived by her husband, Fred Carew of Chocowinity; two sons, Wayne Temple and C.R. Temple, both of Chocowinity.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, November 18, 2006)

Mrs. Geraldine Sadler Temple, age 62, of 210 Ann Street, Chocowinity, died Friday, November 17, 2006 at her home.  At Mrs. Temple’s request, no public service will be held.  She is survived by two sons, Wayne Temple and Carlos Ray Temple, both of Chocowinity; two daughters, Theressa T. Maloney of Pine Bluff, Ark. and Sharon T. Flowers of Vanceboro; seven grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers, all of Elizabeth City, and her companion and caregiver, Fred Carew.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Temple family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, November 21, 2006)

Mildred Kaye Temple

Mrs. Mildred Kaye Temple, 56, of 7576 U.S. Highway 17 South, Chocowinity, died Thursday, May 10, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, with pastor Andrew Horne officiating.  Mrs. Temple was born in Lexington, Mo., on June 25, 1950. She was the daughter of the late Margaret Beale Howard. In March 1990, she married Dural Temple, who survives.  Survivors include one daughter, Angela Michelle Raney of Atlanta, Ga.; four sons, Dennis John Foreman of Belhaven and Jason Myles Foreman, Carlos Bernard Temple II and Dural Dwayne Temple Jr., all of Chocowinity; and three sisters, Sue Tarkington of Chesapeake, Va., JoAnn Lewis of Portland, Ore., and Mary Jane Evans of Norfolk, Va.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, May 12, 2007)

Ray Hocutt Temple, Jr.

Mr. Ray Hocutt Temple Jr., age 70, a resident of Belhaven, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Harvest Church in Washington  Mr. Temple was a retired dragline operator, crane operator and master carpenter.  He is survived by his special friend, Karen Boyd; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Jarrod Lattinville; Kimberly’s brother, Tim Jefferson; Ray’s brother, Carlos Bernard Temple; several nieces and nephews and Ray’s family at Harvest Church.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Temple family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, April 5, 2011)

Allene Leggett Tenequer

Mrs. Allene Leggett Tenequer, age 93, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation of Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Dennis Davis. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Jimmy Leggett, Terry Leggett, Russell Leggett, Dennis Leggett, Jay Lynn Leggett and Ken Cottrell will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are the greatly appreciated staff of the Spark Unit of River Trace of Washington, NC.  Mrs. Tenequer was born in Beaufort County, NC on May 13, 1921 to the late Joseph and Carrie Latham Leggett. She was a 1939 graduate of Bath High School. On December 25, 1948 she married Andrew “Andy” Tenequer, who preceded her in death on January 14, 2001. Mrs. Tenequer was retired after over 40 years of service as a controller at the Naval Air Rework Facility in Norfolk, Va. She was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Va., and attended First Presbyterian Church of Washington, NC.  Mrs. Tenequer is survived by one sister, Carrie L. Boyd of Pinetown, NC.  In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her brothers and sisters: Jay Leggett, Joseph “Bill” Leggett, Noah “Ted” Leggett, Myrtle “Myrt” Peele, Isabelle “Belle” Leggett Guthrie, Martha “Dick” Waters, Bruce Leggett and Russell Leggett, Sr.  The family will receive friends, one hour prior to the service, on Friday, June 20, 2014, beginning at 10:00a.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, NC.   The family offers special thanks to the staff of the Alzheimer’s Unit at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Washington, NC, for all the love, care and respect they each gave to our sister and Aunt. The family would encourage you to consider a donation of time be given to a local nursing home and its residents.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tenequer family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Liddie Gurganus Terry

Liddie Gurganus Terry, age 64, a resident of Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at her home. There will be a graveside celebration of her life at 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 10, at Oakdale Cemetery. Frank Williams, Jr., Jason Soper, Jay Gurganus, Jr., Sherman Cahoon, Jr., John Soper and Boomer Gurganus will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 10 one hour prior to the service at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and travel in procession to the cemetery.  Liddie was born October 6, 1949 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late Jay Mack Gurganus and Maggie Estelle Cahoon Gurganus. She was married to Robert Lee Terry who preceded her in death. Liddie was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.   Liddie is survived by her daughters, Wanda Everette and Michelle Soper and husband John of Washington; her brother, Jay Mack Gurganus, Jr. of Washington; her sister, Joyce Williams of Washington; and her grandchildren, Walter, Susan and Sarah Cahoon and Jason and Terri Soper all of Washington.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Respess.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Robert Lee Terry

Mr. Robert Lee Terry, age 64, a resident of US Hwy 264, Washington, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at his home. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and other times at the home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 9, 2011 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations on Thursday, officiated by Dennis Barber. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Jay Gurganus Jr., Jay Gurganus III, Christopher Woolard, Jake Allander, Walter S. Cahoon Jr. and Frank Williams Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be, Bill Shavender and Marlin Waters. Military honors will be rendered.  Mr. Terry was born on January 12, 1947 in Martin County, son of the late Thurman David and Elizabeth Meeks Terry. Robert served his country in the United States Army for ten years. After his enlistment, he relocated to Washington and was a self-employed plumber and was the owner of Terry's Plumbing. Mr. Terry was married to the former Liddie Gurganus, who survives. Robert was a member and active supporter of the Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of Graceway Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Wanda Cahoon Everett and Michelle Terry Soper, both of Washington, NC; five grandchildren, Walter S. Cahoon III, Susan Cahoon, Sarah Cahoon, Jason Soper and Terri Soper, all of Washington, NC; brother, David Terry of Robersonville, NC; two sisters, Millie Drake of Greenville, NC and Carolyn-Jeanette Thompson of Seven Springs, NC. He was preceded in death by one brother, Lonnie Terry.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations of Washington, 4500 US HWY 264 E, Washington, NC, has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Terry family.   (Hillside Funeral Service)

Adelle McGowan Tetterton

Mrs. Adelle McGowan Tetterton, age 80, a resident of Britthaven and formerly of Bath, died Saturday, February 10, 2007 after a long brave struggle with Alzheimers.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday February 13, 2007 at Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ officiated by Jim Reed and Maxie Gavin. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Adelle was born February 19, 1926 to Eddie McGowan and Martha Keech McGowan, both of North Creek, North Carolina, She was the ninth of fifteen children, five of whom died in childhood. Her father was a fisherman and her mother tended to the home and their children at the family homeplace on North Creek, which she later owned. She spent her childhood around the water, often rowing with her sisters and brothers across the creek to visit with friends. Adelle dearly loved her father, whom she always called “Papa”. He doted on her in return and considered her the best cook in the family.  Adelle was a beautiful and caring young woman. She was very bright, graduating from John A. Wilkinson High School as the Valedictorian. When she was thirteen, she and her siblings went by boat to the Belhaven Fourth of July celebration where she met her future husband. At age nineteen, she married J.T. Tetterton, of Bath, on January 27, 1946, after eloping from an oyster roast held in her honor. She was the beloved daughter-in-law of Lloyd and Lucy Tetterton, of Bath.   Adelle and her husband were tenant farmers for much of her life. She worked alongside her husband in the fields, kept the house, and raised her three children on Jamie Archbell’s farm at Douglas Crossroads.  Adelle’s faith was very important to her. She was quite active at Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ and made sure that faith played an important role in her family. She touched innumerable young lives during her more than forty years teach Sunday School at Woodard’s Pond. Many adults throughout the community still fondly remember ‘Ms. Adelle.’ She also served as a den mother with the Cub Scouts and was a member of her church ladies’ group.  Adelle and J.T. recently celebrated their 62nd anniversary. They were loving and devoted to each other throughout their lives together. She was very proud of her three children, Faye, James, and Jennie. Her children remember her as a mother with unending patience, forgiveness, and love. She taughter her children the value of hard work and the importance of love. She was a wonderful cook and raised her children in a happy Christian home.  Adelle was a wonderful grandmother to her six grandchildren. Although she was often busy, she always could make time to play croquet or badminton with them in the front yard. She was always happy to have them spend the night with her, even on short notice. They remember many happy hours with her spent swimming at Goose Creek and playing at the point in Bath. She showed her love for them in a million little ways they will always treasure.  Adelle was special to her three great-grandchildren. Although they only knew her after the onset of Alzheimer’s, they loved her a great deal. They visited with her at Britthaven and enjoyed drawing pictures for her.  Adelle will be greatly missed by her family and the many people she touched throughout her life. She was bright, steady, loving, and patient. The biggest lesson she taught those who knew her is that ‘love is the greatest gift of all’. She gave the gift of her love, her time, and her patience to many and taughter her family how to have faith, have fun, and have love for each other.  Adelle is survived by her devoted husband, J.T. Tetterton, of Washington, NC and their three children: Faye T. Swain and her husband D.S. Swain, III of Chocowinity, James Tetterton and his wife, Hope Tetterton of Bath, and Jennie T. Discepolo and her husband, Al Discepolo of Burgess, Virginia; three sisters: Blanche Little of Washington, Stella Equils of North Creek and Beulah Scott of Florida; six grandchildren: Duard Stockran Swain IV and his wife, Lynn of Washington, Deeson Darrow Swain and his wife, Angela of Washington, Deanna Faye Swain of Chocowinity, James Curtis (J.C.) Tetterton of Belhaven, Candice Adelle Discepolo of Burgess, Virginia, and Alfred James (A.J.) Discepolo of Burgess, Virginia; three great-grandchildren: Duard Stockran Swain, V of Washington, Lindsay Adelle Swain of Washington and Deeson Darrow Swain, II of Washington.  Adelle was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Martha McGowan; her brothers: Willie, Archie, Alton, Mitchell, Joe Mac, Milburn, and Jonny; and her sisters: Katie, Mary Etta, Mollie, and Ella.  The family will receive friends 6:30-8:00 PM Monday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home located at 709 Brown Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Tetterton Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, February 13, 2007)

Ann Tingle Tetterton

Ms. Ann Tingle Tetterton, age 73, a resident of 3587 Hwy. 264 East, Washington, died Monday January 20, 2014 at the home of her daughter.  A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM on Thursday January 23, 2014 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington officiated by Rev. Henry Horne. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Simon Wright, Ottis Cox, John Wade, Mike Kosto, David Paul and Trae Coburn will serve as pallbearers. Carl Jones, Larry Jones, Alta Jones, Lorraine Mason and Virginia Cox will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Ms. Tetterton was born in Beaufort County on May 21, 1940, daughter of the late Richard Thomas Tingle and Pearl Midgette Tingle. She was a graduate of Bath High School and worked in the testing department at Flanders Filters. She was a member of Women of the Moose and Senior Citizens Groups.  Ms. Tetterton is survived by her children: Kathy T. Kosto and husband Tom of Greenville, Leslie L. Tetterton and wife Patricia of Chocowinity and Gary S. Tetterton and wife Karol of Chocowinity; her grandchildren: Brandon Kosto, Steven Kosto and Lesley Tetterton; her sister: Emma T. Paul of Garden City, SC; her longtime friend since 2nd grade, Virginia Cox of Washington; several nieces and nephews and the love of her life, Donald Jones of the home. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: Winfield Tingle, Talmadge Tingle, Loren Tingle and Richard Tingle and her sister: Peggy Nordstorm.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at her home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tetterton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Annie Mae Rowe Tetterton

Mrs. Annie Mae Rowe Tetterton, age 83, a resident of 6760 Highway 264 East, Washington, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at her home.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Monday, July 23, 2012 at Covenant Community Church, Highway 17 North, Washington, conducted by Pastor Harvey Lee Edwards and Rev. Donnie Smith. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Tetterton’s nephews: Larry Jefferson, David Jefferson, Kenny Jefferson, Jackie Rowe, Tommy Rowe and Mitchell Cutler, will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Tetterton was born in Beaufort County on October 18, 1928. She was the daughter of the late William David Rowe and Mitilda Warren Rowe. Mrs. Tetterton worked as a nurse’s aide for 32 years at Elks Rest Home. She was a member of the Covenant Community Church.  On August 11, 1947, she married James O. Tetterton, who preceded her in death, August 28, 1998.  She is survived by her children, Betty Alligood, Pat Lewis, Lois Redick, Larry Tetterton and Joyce Tetterton all of Washington, Paula Sawyer of Chocowinity; 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Tetterton was preceded in death by a son, William Tetterton; four brothers, Shadie Rowe, Charlie Lee Rowe, Luke Rowe, and David Rowe; and three sisters, Addie Rowe, Lillie Jefferson and Alma Tuten.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tetterton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Annie Philips Latham Tetterton

Mrs. Annie Phillips Latham Tetterton, age 83, a resident of 311 East 14th Street, Washington, NC died Monday December 9, 2013 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.  Jesus spoke softly to Mama. He said “you were good and you were faithful. Now come walk with me to your eternal reward”.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday December 11, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Tony Krantz.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  Mrs. Tetterton was born in Portsmouth, VA on May 14, 1930 daughter of the late Andrew Phillips and the late Miranda Miller Phillips. She married Johnny S. Latham who preceded her in death on December 14, 1977. On February 24, 1988 she married Julius S. Tetterton, Sr. who preceded her in death in September of 1999. Mrs. Tetterton was a homemaker who had worked at Washington Garment Company for eighteen years. She was a past member of Hunters Bridge Church of Christ.  Survivors include two daughters: Kaye Woolard of Washington and Alice Sauls and husband David of Daytona Beach, Florida, three sons: Wayne Latham and wife Christine of Washington, Jerry Stevenson and wife Robin of Elizabeth City and Richard Stevenson and wife Daphnne of Elizabeth City, one sister: Thelma Baker of Elizabeth City, twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren. Mrs. Tetterton was predeceased by a son: Gene Latham, a son-in-law: Wayne Woolard, a grandson: Brad Stevenson and a brother: Johnnie Phillips.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Latham-Tetterton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Carolyn Ann Barefoot Tetterton

Mrs. Carolyn Ann Barefoot Tetterton, 69, of 313 Ash Lawn Drive, Norfolk, Va., died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Chesapeake General Hospital.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with the Rev. Ken Cash officiating.  Mrs. Tetterton was born in Hallsboro on Sept. 17, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Walter Asheford Barefoot and Clyde Bonham Barefoot. On Feb. 8, 1972, she married William Thadius Tetterton, III, who preceded her in death April 23, 1990. She was a homemaker.  Survivors include four sons, James Columbia and Michael Tetterton, both of Norfolk, Va., Melvin Wallace Columbia of Boston, Mass., and Jeff Barefoot of Winston-Salem; one daughter, Lisa Gobble of Richmond, Va.; one brother, Charles Barefoot of Winston-Salem; one sister, Pauline Barefoot of Shallotte and seven grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Friday from 10-10:45 a.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, August 7, 2007)

 Cyril E. Tetterton

Mr. Cyril E. “Ted” Tetterton, 73, of 5589 Broad Creek Road, Washington, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, Washington with Arthur Ball Jr. officiating. David Ambrose, Linwood Ambrose, Chad Bass, William Bass, Richard Carter and Norman Tetterton will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Tetterton was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 12, 1935. He was the son of Hassell Linwood and Arkatie Blanche Boyd Tetterton. He graduated from Bath High School. He served as a firefighter in the Air Force. On June 8, 1956, he married the former Sue Bass, who survives. He worked at Texasgulf (PCS) as mill shift maintenance man and retired in 1990. He was a member of the Church of Christ.  Survivors include one son, Jim Tetterton of Washington; two brothers, Gene Ellis Tetterton of Charleston, S.C., and Jackie Norman Tetterton of Washington; two sisters, Dean Tetterton Ambrose and Joann Tetterton Black, both of Washington; and five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Tim Tetterton; one daughter, Teresa Tetterton and one sister, Brenda Kay Tetterton Edwards.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, January 14, 2009)

Ellisteen Hardy Tetterton

Mrs. Ellisteen Hardy Tetterton, age 86, a resident of 100 Credle Drive, Bath, NC, died Saturday June, 16, 2012 at Vidant Pungo Hospital.  Funeral Services will be private.  Mrs. Tetterton was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who is survived by her children: Woody Hardy and wife Donna of Chesapeake, Va., Bobby Hardy and wife Brenda of Washington, NC, Scotty Hardy and wife Kathy of San Diego, Calif., Beth Guthrie and husband David of Bath, NC and Jesse Hardy and wife Roseann of Charlotte, NC, grandchildren; Kevin Hardy, Christopher Hardy, Jeremy Hardy, Katie Hardy, Laura Beth Ross, Julie Midgette, Don-Lee Hardy, Byron Hardy, David “D.J.” Simpkins, Jessica Hardy and Noah Hardy and A.J. Lightbody and eleven great grandchildren.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tetterton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Gene Ellis Tetterton

Entered into eternal rest on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, Gene Ellis Tetterton of North Charleston. The relatives and friends of Gene E. Tetterton are invited to attend his funeral service on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. at Riverbluff Baptist Church. Friends may call from the hours of 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home. Burial and committal services to follow in Carolina Memorial Park. He was born on Dec. 31, 1942 in Pinetown, N.C., to the late Hassel Linwood Tetterton and Arkatie Blanche Boyd Tetterton. He was dedicated to his family and he loved hunting, golf, woodworking and watching and playing sports. He retired from the United States Air Force serving from 1961 until 1981. He is a veteran of both the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, he was an all star fast pitch softball player while serving in the Air Force. He is a member of Riverbluff Baptist Church and graduated from Bath High School in Bath, N.C., in 1961.  He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Piggott Tetterton: three daughters: Renee Bradford and husband Jason and children Emma and Emerson of Thompson’s Station, Tenn.; Michelle Riddle and Stephen and Joey of Goose Creek, S.C.; Cherie Rush and husband Jeff and children Katie, Garrett and Cody of Ladson, S.C.; sisters: Dean Tetterton Ambrose and JoAnn Tetterton Black, both of Washington, N.C.; one brother-in-law Rusty Piggott and his wife Shirley of Hanahan, S.C.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews.  Funeral services provided by Carolina Memorial Funeral Home.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, October 10, 2011)

Jackie Norman Tetterton

Mr. Jackie Norman Tetterton, Sr., age 64, of 681 Asbury Church Road, Washington, NC passed away at his home Friday, April 10, 2009 surrounded by his family.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, April 13, 2009 in the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Dr. Frank C. Sheldon officiating. David Ambrose, Linwood Ambrose, Christopher Tetterton, Mike Edwards, Jimmy Tetterton, Clyde Kirk and Bryan Daniels will serve as pallbearers. Bobby Gray Woolard, Dal Tetterton, Mitchell Jackson, Lester Cary, Carl Alligood, Jack Whynn, Larry Nobles, Danny Toler and Tiny Woolard will serve as honorary pallbearers. Burial will follow in the Tate Family Cemetery, Belhaven, NC.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until the funeral hour, Monday, April 13, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home.  Mr. Tetterton was born March 25, 1945 in Beaufort County to Hassell Linwood and Arkatie Blanche Boyd Tetterton. Jackie graduated from Bath High School and worked for Texas Gulf, now PCS, for 38 years retiring in 2005. He served his country in the Army National Guard from 1964 until 1970.  Jackie was a member of Hunters Bridge Church of Christ. He had a passion for hunting and fishing and enjoyed spending much time at the Bears Den and Lonesome Dove. Jackie was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. His “Papa’s Place” is where he spent much time with his family.  In addition to his wife, Lorene Tate Tetterton he is survived by a son, Jackie Norman Tetterton, Jr. and wife Patsy of Washington; a daughter Kim Tetterton Sulc and her husband Doug of Washington; two stepsons, Dal R. Ormond, Jr. and wife Tlena of Mebane and Ty Ormond and wife Amy of Bath; one brother, Gene Ellis Tetterton of Charleston, SC; two sisters, Dean Tetterton Ambrose and Joann Tetterton Black, both of Washington and grandchildren Brandon Sulc, Kayley Sulc, Christopher Sulc, Lee Chandler, Jr., Amanda Gayle Woolard, Matthew Ray Tetterton, Corey Ray Ormond, Ashley Elizabeth Ormond, T.J. Ormond and Kaitlyn Ormond.   He was preceded in death by one brother Cyril E. “Ted” Tetterton and one sister Brenda Kay Tetterton Edwards.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, April 12, 2009)

James Theodore Tetterton

James Theodore (J.T.) Tetterton peacefully passed on to join his wife and parents in the embrace of the Lord in the early morning hours of Friday, August 16, 2013. There will be a funeral service Monday, August 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. J.T.’s four grandsons and two granddaughters will serve as his pall bearers. The service will be conducted by Greg Ramsey and long-time friend and preacher, Maxie Gavin. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC.  Less than two weeks after celebrating his 90th birthday at a party with his extended family, J.T. suffered a stroke. For the following month, there were good and bad periods, but he had family by his side for most hours of the days. In the final week of his life, J.T. was surrounded by his children, sisters, and other family members. They held his hand while he was resting and hummed along when he would tap his foot and try to sing along with the old hymns playing on the radio. J.T. died peacefully in his sleep with all of his children at his side. It was a fitting end to a good life.  J.T. was born July 7, 1923 in Beaufort County to Lloyd S. and Lucy Watson Tetterton. The middle of five children, he grew up in a tenant farming family around Bath. Although times were hard, his family found ways to go to the movies and take Sunday afternoon car rides around eastern North Carolina. When he was sixteen years old, J.T. met thirteen year old Adelle McGowan at the Belhaven Fourth of July Celebration. Six years later, they eloped from an oyster roast near Adelle’s home at North Creek and were married January 27, 1945. They were tenant farmers, raising three children while growing tobacco on Jamie Archbell’s farm near Douglas Crossroads until 1965. After moving from the farm to their own house at White Post, J.T. went to work on the Bayview ferry. He started work as a deckhand and retired as ferry engineer in the 1980’s. He also worked part-time as a house painter with Joe Braddy. J.T. and Adelle built a home on her family’s property at North Creek, in the mid-1990’s. J.T. moved to Brown Street in Washington, NC in early 2007 around the time of his wife’s death and resided at at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the past few years.  J.T. was a long-time member of Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ. For more than 40 years, he and Adelle faithfully attended church three times a week. J.T. served as a deacon in the church and was a member of the men’s singing quartet, performing on special Sundays and also at other churches during Singspiration events. J.T. and his family worked hard on the farm but also found time on some pretty Sunday afternoons to pack a picnic basket in the car and ‘go for a ride’ just as he had done with his own parents.  J.T. will be most remembered for the twinkle in his blue eyes and his devotion to his wife, Adelle. He was quite a flirt with ladies, especially the aides at River Trace, and loved to playfully ‘pick at’ and tickle his children and grandchildren. In his later years, he always wanted his baseball hat and to watch his ‘cowboy shows’. He may have been strict and had a stubborn streak a mile wide, but he leaves behind a lifetime of fond memories for his children and family.  J.T. is survived by his three children: Faye T. Swain and husband D.S. Swain III of Washington, James C. Tetterton and wife Hope of Bath, and Jennie T. Discepolo and husband Al of Washington. He had six grandchildren: Duard S. Swain IV, Deeson D. Swain, Deanna F. Swain, James C. (J.C.) Tetterton, Jr., Candice A. Discepolo, and Alfred James (A.J.) Discepolo. He also had three great-grandchildren: Stockran Swain, Lindsay Swain and Deeson Swain II. J.T. leaves behind two loving sisters, Mamie Nobles and husband Bobby, and Ruby Slade as well as a dear cousin, Frankie Watson. J.T. was preceded in death by his wife, Adelle McGowan Tetterton, his parents Lloyd and Lucy Tetterton, a sister Mary Gurganus, a brother Julius S. Tetterton and an infant brother Lloyd N. Tetterton.  The family would like to especially thank all of the staff at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, especially those on the 200 hall. For the past thirteen years, they provided outstanding care and love to both J.T. and Adelle. They were like family to J.T. and their love and concern is greatly appreciated by the family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James William Tetterton

Mr. James William Tetterton, 51, of 203 Sandy Meadows Road, Chocowinity, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A celebration of Mr. Tetterton’s life will be held today at 1 p.m. in Covenant Community Church, Washington, with the Rev. Shad Watters officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Tetterton was the son of Annie Mae Rowe Tetterton and the late James Oliver Tetterton.  Survivors include three daughters, Melissa Smith of Washington, Amanda Tetterton of the home and Michelle Tetterton of Chocowinity; two sons, Michael Dipeppe of Hobbsville and Joshua Allen Tetterton of Chocowinity; four sisters, Betty Alligood of Washington, Lois Reddick of Bakersville, Calif., Patricia Lewis of Vanceboro and Joyce Tetterton of Washington; one brother, Larry Tetterton of Washington and four grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Evans Funerals and Cremations of Edenton.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, November 6, 2007)

Jatha Milford Tetterton

Mr. Jatha Milford Tetterton, age 88, a resident of Washington, NC died Friday November 15, 2013 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was affectingly known to many as “Goon” or “Mr. Goon”.  A celebration of Milford’s life will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday November 17, 2013 in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 304 West Second Street Washington with Rev. Danny Allen officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A private graveside service will be held at a later time at Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Tetterton was born in Beaufort County on July 8, 1925, son of the late Jatha Mederith Tetterton and the late Emmie Toler Tetterton. He graduated from Washington High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1956 he married the former Rita Potter who survives. He was employed by George Davis Signs, Mish-Tetterton Signs and Tetterton’s Lettering until his retirement in 2000.  Milford was an active member of First United Methodist Church as long as his health allowed. He served the church in a number of capacities. He very much enjoyed being the “Bacon Man” for First United Methodist Church Men’s Breakfast; however his favorite task was in giving a smile and special welcome to all in his duty as usher. Milford was a devoted husband and loving father. He was a gentle and humble man with a quick wit, welcoming smile and happy laugh. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.  Milford is survived by his wife: Rita of the home and daughter Nancy Tetterton of Raeford, N.C. He is also survived by a number of cousins and friends. Patsy Bass had a special place in his heart. A bright light in “Mr. Goom’s life was Elizabeth “Doogie” Mason. He was greatly blessed by her love, support and encouragement. Special neighbors and devoted friends are the Tim Borrclli family who gave assistance in so many ways. A special thank you to Gloria Outlaw for her loyal and devoted services as care taker and the family extends a heartfelt gratitude to the staff of River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and also Continuum Home Care and Hospice for their care. Along with his parents Milford is predeceased by his brother-in-law Ray Potter.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tetterton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jeremy Patrick Tetterton

Jeremy Patrick Tetterton, age 21, a resident of 265 McGowan Road, Bath, died Sunday, June 22, 2008 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ, N.C. Hwy 99 South, Bath, with Craig Hagen officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. The following will serve as pallbearers: Craig DeJong, Stephen Oden, John David Oden, Jason Biggs, Heath Everette, Chris Everette, Kyle Burbage, Rod Braddy, Stuart Alligood, Travis Bright, Brett Smith, Rumley Everett, Charley Clark, Kade Smith and Evan Woolard.  Jeremy was born June 10, 1987 in Beaufort County. His parents are Patrick and Betty Jo Tetterton and the late Teresa Barrett Tetterton. He graduated from Northside High School in 2005. Jeremy had attended Pitt Community College, East Carolina University and Beaufort County Community College. He was employed with Cutler’s Landscaping.  Jeremy had a deep love of the outdoors. He enjoyed water sports, hunting and fishing. Many friends and family are left to cherish memories of his out-going personality and his “million-dollar” smiles.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Bradley Lee Tetterton; a step-sister, Ashley Hollowell; a step-brother, Lee Hollowell; his maternal grandparents, Paul and Ann Barrett of the home; his paternal grandparents, Earl and Lois Tetterton of Pinetown; three uncles, Tim Barrett of Greenville, S.C., Erick Tetterton and his wife, Dawn of Pinetown, Derick Tetterton and his wife, Hope of Pantego; one aunt, Lorie T. Alligood and her husband, Glenn of Pinetown; and cousins, Kaitlyn, Madison, Greyson & Mollie Tetterton, and Bethany and Natalie Alligood.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of his parents and grandparents.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Tetterton family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, June 24, 2008)

Jesse Leonard Tetterton, Jr.

Mr. Jesse Leonard Tetterton, Jr., age 41, a resident of 401 Harvey Road, died Sunday, July 27, 2008 at his home. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, August 1, 2008 at the family plot in  Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Tony Krantz officiating. Andy Carrow, Randall Moore, Bradford Flowers, Pack Hindsley, Kenny Keech, and Brandon Keech will serve as pallbearers. Chubby Woolard, D. R. Alligood, and Preston Cutler, Jr. will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Tetterton was born in Beaufort County on May 6, 1967 to Jesse and Sallie Tetterton. He was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County and attended Bath High School.  He is survived by his parents; his wife, Heather Hindsley Tetterton; his children, Jesse Ray Tetterton, Tia Tetterton, Tiffany Tetterton, Michael and Matthew Goldberg, and Austin Lee Riggan, all of Washington; three step-children, Josie, Sierra and Lee Winstead, all of Washington; one brother, Carlous Tetterton and his wife, Jennifer of Washington; and one sister, Hallie Marie Teaney and her husband, Mark of FL.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Claud and Eve Carrow and Clyde and Lillian Tetterton.  Mr. Tetterton, with his wife Heather, was owner and operator of J & H Construction Company and Tetterton Properties.  He worked as a residential contractor, building designer, and supervisor in New Bern, Greenville and Washington.  He also worked in commercial construction throughout eastern North Carolina.  He was an adoring husband and loving father to all his children.  He was loved dearly by all his family and will be missed by all who knew him.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Thursday, July 31, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington and after the service at the family’s home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, July 31, 2008)

Joyner Delon Tetterton. Jr.

Mr. Joyner Delon Tetterton Jr., 74, of 15315 U.S. Highway 264 East, Pinetown, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Paul Funeral Home, Washington, with Buddy Ball and Kenneth Amick officiating. Burial will follow in a family cemetery in Pinetown.  Toby Tetterton, T.J. Tetterton, Kevin Richards, Carl Tetterton, William Woolard Jr. and William Ratcliffe will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Kelly Rubado, Terry Tetterton, Tony Tetterton, J.D. Tetterton, Cleveland Mayo, James Swain Jr. and Leamon Mizell Jr.  Mr. Tetterton was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 22, 1931. He was the son of the late Joyner Delon Tetterton Sr. and Annie Augusta Paul Tetterton. He attended Bath High School. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. On May 8, 1971, he married Margaret Clay Roelofs Tetterton, who survives. He worked as a long-distance truck driver for several years.  Survivors include three daughters, Darlene Richards of Yeatesville, JoAnna Tetterton Mayo of Pinetown and April Tetterton Swain of Washington; four sons, Tony Tetterton of Selma, Terry Tetterton of Tennessee, J.D. Tetterton III of Virginia, and Toby Tetterton of Bath; four stepchildren, Alma Kay Mizell of Washington, Linda Rubado of Selma, William Ack Woolard Jr. of Washington, Penny Ratcliffe of Pinetown; two brothers, Luke Tetterton of Washington, and Paul Tetterton of Pinetown; one sister, Ann Tetterton Martin; 30 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Thurman Tetterton and Carl Tetterton; one sister, Phyllis Tetterton Peed; one daughter, Vanessa Tetterton Wagner; one stepson, John Cotton Woolard and one grandson, Joel Tetterton.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, September 8, 2006)

Julius S. Tetterton, Jr.

Mr. Julius S. (Buster) Tetterton, Jr, a resident of 264 S. White Post Rd., Pinetown, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014. A memorial and celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 pm, Thursday, June 19, 2014 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the ceremony at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home in Pinetown.  Mr. Tetterton was born in Washington, NC on August 28, 1946, the son of Julius S. Tetterton, Sr. and Blanche McGowan Tetterton, both whom preceded him in death. ”Buster” as he was fondly called, lived most of his young life in Bath, NC and graduated from Bath High School in 1965. After high school, Buster attended PCC and received a certificate in auto repair. He entered the military on September 6, 1966 and spent part of his military life in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1969 from the US Army. Upon returning home he attended East Carolina University and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor Degree in Intermediate Education.  “Mr. T”, as he was known by his students, taught in the Washington City Schools for thirty years, teaching fourth grade for most of that time. He was a member of the NCAE and later in his education career achieved a Special Education Accreditation that allowed him to teach special needs children. Although he was a no nonsense teacher, he loved and dedicated himself to make each and every child feel special. Because of his commitment, he was awarded the “Best Teacher Award” for the class of 89-90 at J.C. Tayloe School.  Buster married Linda Frances Elks on July 11, 1970. They were blessed with three children; Jeffery Wade Tetterton, Aimee Nicole Tetterton LaChance, and Jennifer Tetterton May. He is also survived by ten beautiful grandchildren; Alan Michael Hardy, Abigail Page Tetterton, Zach Fuch, Katlyn Elizabeth Williams, Emily Elizabeth Tetterton, Sean Gabriel LaChance, Ethan Clark May, Lorenzo Lee Cariaga II, Linden Paige May and Sophia DeAnna Kibby.  Buster leaves behind a sister, Judy Tetterton Harris; a brother, Bobby Lloyd Tetterton; and a sister, Louise Tetterton Boyd Barnes. In addition he is survived by many nieces and nephews and other loving family members.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Leroy Tetterton, Jr.

Mr. Leroy Tetterton, Jr., age 79, a resident of Boyd Loop Rd., Pinetown, NC, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A graveside celebration of his life will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other times at the home.  Mr. Tetterton was born in Bath, NC on November 28, 1932 son of the late Leroy and Bertie Harris Tetterton. He was retired from Ford Motor Company in Norfolk, VA. Mr. Tetterton was a member of Great Bridge Masonic Lodge #257 in Chesapeake, VA and the Pinetown Church of Christ.  He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Carol Lacher and her husband Paul and son Terry Tetterton, both of Chesapeake, VA; his sisters, Shirley T. Jackson of Chesapeake, VA and Della Mae Kerr of New Bern, NC; his granddaughters, Whitney and Katie both of Chesapeake, VA and his ex-wife, Shirley S. Tetterton of Chesapeake, VA.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Lonnie Delmar Tetterton, Jr.

Mr. Lonnie Delmar Tetterton, Jr., 71, a resident of 3 Duckview Trail, Swan Point Community, Washington, died Friday, March 25, 2011 at his home.  The family will receive friends Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC and other times at the home.   A funeral service will be in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, Monday, March 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM with Phillip Jethro officiating. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Charles Asby, Randy Bell, Kenneth Keech, Billy Lassiter, Adam Tetterton and Mark Tetterton, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Tetterton was born in Beaufort County on January 30, 1940 to Lonnie D. Tetterton, Sr. and Annie Wallace Tetterton. Lonnie graduated from Bath High School and furthered his education for two years at a trade school. He retired from Weyerhaeuser after 32 years of service as a pipe fitter. He attended Alligood Church of God, was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ and the Washington Ruritan Club.  Mr. Tetterton is survived by daughters Angela Bell and husband Randy and Hope Pitts and husband Kenny, son Lonnie Mark Tetterton and wife Gloria all of Washington, his siblings Phyllis White of Elizabeth City, Eugene Tetterton of Bayboro, Frankie Tetterton of Pinetown and Betty Hayes and husband Davis of Pinetown, ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Mattie Louise Tetterton

Ms. Mattie Louise Tetterton, age 89, a former resident of 221 Hudnell Street, Washington died Tuesday morning September 13, 2011 at River Trace Nursing Center.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday September 15, 2011 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Rev. J. Sonny Browne, III. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Wayne Boyd, Ken Harris, Harry Gautier, Allen Taylor Hill, Jr., William Gountikas and W.T. Perry will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Tetterton was born in Beaufort County on October 19, 1921, daughter of the late William Thaddeus “Jack” Tetterton and Mattie Wilbur Norman Tetterton. She was a 1942 graduate of Washington High School. Ms. Tetterton was a clerk with Tetterton’s Tax Agency. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.  Ms. Tetterton is survived by several nieces and nephews and Helen Whitley, her friend and roommate at River Trace. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: Marvin P. Tetterton, Edward “Garbo” Tetterton and William “Jack” Tetterton and her sisters: Emily Paramore Spainhour, Beulah Gountikas, Annie Nemargurt and Dorothy Van leiroup.  The family will receive friends 6:30-8:00 PM on Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of her niece, Dorothy Gountikas Challis, 224 Hudnell St., Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tetterton Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mildred Sparrow Bennett Tetterton

Mrs. Mildred Sparrow Bennett Tetterton, age 97, a resident 161 Black Road, Washington, NC, died Saturday, January 25, 2014 at her home.  A funeral service will be held Monday, January 27, 2014 at 1:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Pastor David Linton and Rev. Lee Hendricks. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Ray David Moore, Mitchell Jackson, Phil Black, Phil Garris, Murphy Woolard and Tom Holloman will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Tetterton was born in Prince George County, VA, on January 3, 1917 to the late Guy Smith Bennett and Sally Mallison Bennett. Mrs. Tetterton graduated from Washington High School. On December 23, 1936 she married the late Howard Webster Tetterton, who preceded her in death on July 4, 1980.  Mrs. Tetterton was a homemaker and a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ.  Mrs. Tetterton is survived by two daughters, Augusta T. Jackson of New Bern, NC and Norma T. Nobles of Blounts Creek, NC, a daughter-in-law, Diane L. Tetterton of Albemarle, NC, five grandchildren, Teresa T. Alligood and husband Jeff, Amanda J. Carawan, Tammy T. Holloman and husband Tom, Brad Tetterton and Bryan M. Jackson, six great grandchildren and one great- great grandson and a devoted caregiver, Kathleen Latham of Washington and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Tetterton was preceded in death by a son, Howard Bradford Tetterton, a brother, Guy Smith Bennett, Jr and three sisters, Veva B. Fleming, Lena B, Cox and Lola B. Wright.  The family wishes to thank Ascera Care Hospice for their care during this time.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tetterton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Paul Neal Tetterton

Paul Neal Tetterton, age 65, a resident of 111 Hickory Point Dr., Pinetown, NC, decided to go to a better place on June 26, 2010. A private service with full millitary honors will be held for the family at his home on Monday, July 5, 2010 at 12 p.m.  SFC Tetterton was born October 10, 1944 in Beaufort County, son of the late Joyner D. and Annie Paul Tetterton. He spent his childhood in "little" Washington and later joined the United States Army. He always said joining the Army was the best decision he ever made. He was able to travel the world where he met the mothers of his four children, Sidney, Thomas, Christian, and Stephanie "Smurf."  Along with his four children he is survived by his eight grandchildren, Courtney, Madeline, Isabelle, Max, Elizabeth, Christian, Tom, and Caleb; and the animals he cared for.  He will be missed and loved forever by all of his children... for all that he was.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Roberta Lee Hooten Tetterton

Mrs. Roberta Lee Hooten Tetterton, age 54, a resident of 420 Long Ridge Road, Pinetown, NC died Monday October 1, 2007 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday October 4, 2007 at the Hunters Bridge Church of Christ officiated by Arthur Bud Ball. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Elders and Deacons of Hunters Bridge Church of Christ will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of E.J.’s Logging and E.J. Tetterton Trucking, Inc. Mrs. Roberta was born in Beaufort County on October 11, 1952 daughter of the late James Whitford Hooten and the late Elsie Ellen Meekins Hooten. She was a 1970 graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School and married Edwin Tetterton, Jr. on September 11, 1987 who survives. Roberta was a bookkeeper for E.J.’s Logging and E.J. Tetterton Trucking, Inc. and a member of Hunters Bridge Church of Christ. Even after her death Roberta lovingly and graciously continues to share the gift of life to others through organ donation.  Survivors include Roberta’s husband Eddie of the home, one daughter: Samantha J. Waters and her husband Chris, three grandsons: Austin Fisher Waters and James Thomas Williams, Michael Ray Williams and their mother Laura Williams of Wilmington; one son: Dalton Ray Williams and one brother: David W. Hooten of Washington.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday October 3, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Tetterton family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, October 3, 2007)

Rosa Lee Windley Tetterton

Mrs. Rosa Lee Windley Tetterton, 86, of Sanford died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in Jonesboro Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Keith Miller officiating.  Mrs. Tetterton was born in Beaufort County, the daughter of the late William Thomas Windley and Katie Radcliff Windley. She was married to Bill Tetterton, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include one daughter, Paula T. Medlin and husband Tommy of Clayton; one son, Bryan Wayne Tetterton; two sisters, Erma Paul and husband Bill of Moyock and Polly Fyle and husband Samuel of Pinetown; one sister-in-law, Marina Windley of Bath; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Nathan Windley and George Windley.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday in the fellowship hall of Jonesboro Presbyterian Church.  Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home, Sanford.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, August 28, 2008)

Sue Bass Tetterton

Sue B. Tetterton, age 72, a resident of Broad Creek Rd., Washington, died Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 11 AM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, Dennis Barber will be officiating.  The family will receive friends at 10 AM until service hour.  Mrs. Tetterton was born on May 30, 1938 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late James Martin Bass and former Josephine Edwards.  She attended Beaufort County schools.  She was married to Cyril Tetterton, who preceded her in death on January 12, 2009.  She worked at Sampson Shirt Factory, where she later retired.  After her retirement, she and her husband operated Tetterton Produce.  She was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County.  Mrs. Tetterton was a member of Unity Church of Christ.  Survivors include one son, Jim Tetterton and wife of Washington and 5 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Norman Tetterton; one daughter Teresa Josephine Tetterton; and a brother, Rudolph Bass.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Timothy Norman Tetterton

Mr. Timothy Norman Tetterton, 45, of 5589 Broad Creek Road, Washington, died Thursday, March 16, 2006.  A funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM, Sunday, March 19, 2006 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Arthur Ball, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.   Linwood Ambrose, David Ambrose, Norman Tetterton, Chad Bass, William Bass, Michael Edwards and Richard Carter will serve as pallbearers.  The employees of Park Boat Co. will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East and other times at his home.  Mr. Tetterton was born October 9, 1960 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of Cyril Edgar Tetterton and Sue Ellen Bass Tetterton.  He was a 1979 graduate of Washington High School.  He was employed as a rigging technician for Park Boat Co. in Washington.  Surviving with his parents are three daughters, Kristie Jo Tetterton, Tracy Lynn Tetterton, and Julie Tetterton and his son, Timothy Scott Tetterton, all of Washington; his brother, Jim Tetterton and his wife, Patricia of Washington and his nephew, Johnathan Alexander Tetterton.  (Hillside Funeral Home obituary)

William Thaddeus Tetterton, III

NORFOLK, VA - William "Jackie" Thaddeus Tetterton, III, 51, died Monday in Norfolk, Va.  Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, with the Rev. Ken Boaz officiating.  Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.  He was born in Washington on April 19, 1939 to William Thaddeus Tetterton, Jr. and the late Christine Bell Tetterton.  He was a welder at the Public Works Center, Naval Operations Base in Norfolk.  He was a veteran of the Navy and a member of the Episcopal Church.  He was married to the former Carolyn Ann Barefoot and had live in the Norfolk area for the past 22 years.  He is survived by his wife; a son, William Michael Tetterton of Norfolk; his father of Washington; two step-sons: James Walter Columbia of England and Melvin Wallace Columbia of Norfolk; four sisters: Marjorie B. Cox of Plymouth, Barbara Ketchum of Chesapeake, Va., and Marcia Jordan and Terry Wemer of Norfolk; and a brother, Douglas McArthur Bell of Washington.  The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, Norfolk, Va.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home. Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, April 25, 1990)

Alexander Edward Thalmann

Alexander Edward Thalmann, 22, of Washington, died March 31, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center. He was born February 3, 1992, in San Bernardino, California where he was adopted at birth by his mother, Stacey Thalmann.   Alex and his mother moved to Washington Park, NC in 1994, where he graduated from Washington High School. He was an avid and talented soccer player.  Alex was an active volunteer with the Pamlico Tar River Foundation.  Alex enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, completing his training at MCRD Parris Island on 5 May, 2011. He served with Combat Logistics Battalion 451 of the 4th Marine Logistics Group.  Alex completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at Beaufort County Community College in June of 2013. He joined the New Bern Police Department in August of 2013. He was honored and proud to serve his community as a police officer.  Charismatic and exceptionally wise beyond his young age, he is loved and will be missed by everyone his life touched.  He is survived by his mother Stacey Thalmann of Washington; his twin sister, Jennifer D. Korman, his sister, Allie Romig, one brother, Joseph Koontz, his aunt, Brenda Thalmann of Durham; and cousins, Amanda Thalmann and Katherine Smith.  Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm and from 6:00-9:00 pm Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC. His funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, April 4, 2014 at Temple Baptist Church in New Bern. Burial will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Elizabeth S. Thomas

Elizabeth S. Thomas, 92, of Clearwater, died Monday (April 11, 1988) at her residence. She was born in Washington, N.C., and came here in 1966 from Farmville, N.C. She was a schoolteacher in Farmville Public School System. She was a member of Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include two sons, Alton W., Clearwater, and Guther, Fort Myers; a daughter, Jean Doorley, Wilmington, N.C.; and several grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Guardian Funeral Home, Dunedin Chapel, Dunedin.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – April 12, 1988)

Evelyn Hopkins-Thomas

Mrs. Evelyn Hopkins-Thomas died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.  A funeral will be conducted today at Brentwood Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.  A memorial service to honor her life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Word of Life Ministries, Washington.  She was the daughter of Charlie A. Hopkins Sr. and the late Mollie Windley Hopkins. She was a 1967 graduate of Beaufort County High School and furthered her studies at N.C. Central University, Durham, earning a bachelor’s degree in science and mathematics. She was married to Arthur Thomas, who survives. She was employed with the Exxon Mobile Corporation in computer graphics. She was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.  Survivors include one daughter, Cassandra Cotton Murphy of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Shirley Moore of Chesapeake, Va., Jacqueline Lawrence of Pinetown, and Mollie Hopkins and Sherry Hopkins, both of Washington; and seven brothers, Charlie A. Hopkins of Belhaven, Vernon Hopkins and Randolph Hopkins, both of Bath, Willie H. Hopkins of Columbus, Ga., Dr. Ronnie Hopkins of Columbia, S.C., Terry Hopkins of Nashville, N.C., and John Hopkins of Washington.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Collins Spencer.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, December 27, 2008)

Joseph Russell Thomas

Mr. J. Russell Thomas, of 211 Ashley Lane, Chocowinity, died Saturday afternoon February 2, 2008 after a long and courageous fight with metastatic prostate cancer.   Born December 9, 1937, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, he was the beloved son of the late Frank and Phyllis Pfeilmeir.  Russ graduated from King’s College in 1959, and married his sweetheart, the former Marguerite Fleschut, 3 years later. They celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary June 30, 2007.  In addition to his wife, Russ is survived by three loving children, Joseph Thomas of Laurel, Maryland, Stephanie Thomas of Denver, Colorado and Gregg Thomas of Long Beach, New York; brother Frank Pfeilmeir of Reston, Virginia and sister Margaret Paddick of Naples, Florida.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 7, 2008 from11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, 900 John Small Avenue, Washington, NC 27889.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Thomas family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Nettie Brame Thomas

Nettie Brame Thomas age 84, a resident of Chocowinity, NC died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Pastor Tad Tankard. Serving as pallbearers will be Allen Buck, Brandon Boyd, Phillip Boyd, Sammy House, Alexander Lopez and Bonnie Woolard.  Ms. Thomas was born in Chocowinity, NC on July 29, 1928 the daughter of the late George Washington Brame and Nettie Elizabeth Brame. She was a beautician and owned and operated Nettie's Beauty Shop for fifty plus years until her retirement. Ms. Thomas loved her family and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.   Survivors include three daughters, Valerie Boyd and husband Phillip of Washington, NC; Linda Woolard and husband Bonnie of Washington, NC and Tammy Lopez and husband Alexander of Arlington, Texas; one sister, Madeline Catalano of Virginia Beach, VA; five grandchildren, Christy House, Sandy Woolard, Brandi Buck, Brandon Boyd and Tami Lopez and six great- grandchildren, Larry Woolard IV, Matthew Buck, Cole Buck, Brittany Craig, Payton Woolard and Tyler Rowe. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Ann McLean, six brothers, Willie Brame, Luther Brame, Norman Brame, David Brame, Guy Brame and Gennie Brame, two sisters, Nora Coghill and Flora Richards.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Thomas family.  (Pamlico Funeral Service)

Alvin Jay Thompson

Mr. Alvin Jay Thompson, age 83, a former resident of 6555 US 17 Hwy. N. Washington and a former resident of Tolers Ave. Blounts Creek died Saturday March 3, 2007 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday March 7, 2007 at Old Ford Church Of Christ officiated by Tim Thompson, Gene Thompson and Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Jay Robert Wilkins, Anthony Lee Thompson, C. Frank Parker, Timothy Kyle Thompson, Logan Robert Thompson and Eric Michael Thompson will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Thompson was born in Forsythe County on May 27, 1923 son of the late Jay Robert Thompson and the late Annie Bell Byrd Thompson. He graduated from Hanes High School in Winston Salem and continued his education at Lincoln Bible Institute. He married the former Faith Irena Miller on August 2, 1941 who survives. Mr. Thompson served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Church of Christ minister and had ministered congregations in Illinois, Virginia, Georgia and Florida. Locally Mr. Thompson ministered at Old Ford Church of Christ and Elizabeth Chapel Church of Christ. He was a member of the American Legion and Old Ford Church of Christ.  Surviving along with his wife Faith of Washington is a daughter: Olivia T. Wilkins of Washington; two sons: Alvin Eugene Thompson of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Timothy Jay Thompson of Raleigh; a sister: Helen Teresi of California; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by two sisters: Virginia (Dootsie) Latham and Marie Spoor and two brothers: Harold Thompson and Mr. Alvin’s twin brother Alfred Robert Thompson.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday March 6, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mr. Alvin’s daughter Olivia Wilkins located at 6555 US 17 Hwy. N. Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Thompson family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, March 6, 2007)

Faith Miller Thompson

Mrs. Faith Miller Thompson, age 83, a former resident of 6555 US Hwy. 17 N., Washington and a former resident of Toler’s Ave., Blounts Creek died Friday, March 23, 2007 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Old Ford Church of Christ officiated by Gene Thompson, Tim Thompson and Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Jay R. Wilkins, Frank Parker, Kyle Thompson, Logan Thompson, Eric Thompson and Rudy Stout will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Thompson was born in Stokes Co, on March 11, 1924 daughter of the late Granville Edward Miller and the late Ninada Elizabeth Tuttle Miller. She graduated from Hanes High School in Winston Salem and continued her education at Lincoln Bible Institute. She married Alvin Jay Thompson on August 2, 1941 and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2007. Faith’s talents were shared in many ways including music and children’s ministries, and being artistic in various forms of art which she used in her loving support for Alvin as he ministered to Church of Christ congregations in a number of states. Locally her work and support with Alvin included Old Ford Church of Christ where she was a member, Elizabeth Chapel Church of Christ and Mary’s Chapel Church of Christ.  Survivors include one daughter: Olivia Thompson Wilkins of Washington; two sons: Alvin Eugene Thompson of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Timothy Jay Thompson of Raleigh; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Amos Miller, John D. Miller and Edward E. Miller and five sisters: Roberta M. Franklin, Rebecca M. Ingram, Rosa Coleta Miller, Louella M. Casey and Fern M. Adams.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to8:30 p.m. Monday March 26, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Mrs. Faith’s daughter Olivia T. Wilkins located at 6555 US Hwy. 17 N., Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Thompson family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, March 25, 2007)

Graham C. Thompson

Mr. Graham C. Thompson, 78, of 600 Pamlico River Drive in Washington, died Monday, November 27, 2006 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 30, 2006 at Old Ford Church of Christ with Eddie Bowen and Frank Sheldon officiating.  Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Thompson’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  Dr. Frank Sheldon, Ed Bolen and Jerry Boyd, elders of Old Ford Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the Thompson home.  Mr. Thompson was born May 28, 1928 in Highland Park, Michigan. He was the son of the late Graham Francis Thompson and Martha Findlay Thompson.  He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1949 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He created and built his company, Thompson Filtration Products, where he was later joined by his two sons.  Never ready for retirement, he was still active in the business until 2006.  He was an active member and elder of Old Ford Church of Christ.  Graham’s love and concern for his family and friends exemplified his deeply founded faith.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann Jackson Thompson of the home; his daughter, Frances Elaine Thompson of Washington; two sons, Graham Stephen Thompson of Charlotte, NC and Paul Kevin Thompson and wife, Ruth Tankard Thompson of Washington. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Christopher Lee Eisenzimmer, Austin Paul Thompson, Patrick Steven Thompson, all of Washington and Isaac Benjamin Thompson, Joshua David Thompson, Elizabeth Anne Thompson and Jared Nathaniel Thompson, all of Charlotte, NC and friends, Michael Stephen Roberts and Junius Swain.  Graham was preceded in death by his father, Graham Francis Thompson in 1965, his mother, Martha Findlay Thompson in 1996, and his brother, William Findlay Thompson in 2001.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, November 29, 2006)

James Henry Thompson, Sr.

James Henry Thompson, Sr., 72, 209 W. 19th St., Apopka, died Wednesday, Aug. 18. Mr. Thompson was a television repair entrepreneur. Born in Washington, N.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1982. He was a member of the American Legion. He was Episcopalian. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Mary; sons, Henry, Philadelphia, Tommy, James Jr., Sherman, all of Apopka; daughters, Sherron Thompson, LaVone Reddick, both of Apopka, Ernestine, Philadelphia; brother, Clarence, Philadelphia; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – August 26, 1999; pg. D4)

Nannie Louise Holland Thompson

GOODVIEW, VA. - Mrs. Nannie Louise Holland Thompson, 89, of Route 1 died Monday at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke.  Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. in Pine Hill Cemetery.  A native of Beaufort County, N.C., she was a retired hosiery employee and a member of Ireland Street Chapel.  Surviving are step-daughter, Mrs. Willard Turner of Hendersonville, N.C.; two step-grandchildren.  The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary in Burlington 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday.  (Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC) – July 24, 1990; pg. B4)

Nell Yvonne Moore Thompson

WILLIAMSBURG - Nell Yvonne Moore Thompson, 78, a native of Chocowinity, N.C., and Peninsula resident 33 years, died Friday, Oct. 14, 1994, in Williamsburg.  He retired from the Langley AFB Exchange as a sales clerk in 1979 after 10 years of service. He was a member of First Christian Church in Washington, N.C.  Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ella Crane, of Bronxville, N.Y., Jonelle Daniels, of Marion, N.C., and Frances Johnston, of Williamsburg; one son, William H. Thompson, of Waxahachie, Texas; two sisters, Annie Mae Harrell, of Washington, N.C., and Minnie Carter, of Jacksonville, N.C.; one brother, Duncan Moore, of Washington; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 1994, at Williamsburg United Methodist Church Chapel. Cremation was at the Hampton Memorial Gardens Crematory.  Arrangements by Umphlett Funeral Home.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – October 16, 1994; pg. B4)

Rena Foreman Thompson

Mrs. Rena Foreman Thompson, 84, a resident of Britthaven of Washington and formerly of Chocowinity, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Sunday in Saint Union Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop John McClaney officiating. Burial will follow in the Foreman family cemetery.  Mrs. Thompson was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 9, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Elbert and Ollie Carter Foreman. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She was married to Cornelius Thompson, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Saint Union Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as Mother.  Survivors include one son, Norman Foreman of Chocowinity; one daughter, Alice F. Kelly of Chocowinity; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Joffie Foreman and Elbert Foreman, both of Chocowinity.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, 1455 Mouth of the Creek Road, Blounts Creek.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, September 30, 2006)

William A. Thompson

William A. Thompson, was born in Aurora, N.C. on April 28, 1913. He married Frances Paul Thompson who died January 22, 1997. He was a loving and caring man who did all he could to make sure that he provided for his family. He was a career Army officer, entering the military shortly before World War II, and finally retiring after a distinguished 28 year career as Lieutenant Colonel at Fort Bragg, N.C. From the point of his retirement from the Army, he worked for the State of North Carolina in the Office of Civil Defense, retiring again, and lived in Raleigh until the time of his wife’s death. He moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and ultimately to a retirement home in Burlington, N.C., where he passed away on January 8, 2008 at the age of 94.  Surviving is a son, William A. Thompson, Jr. of Burlington, N.C.  A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary’s Street.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - January 23, 2008)

Jean Klapp Thomson

Mrs. Jean Klapp Thomson, age 66, a resident of 309 East 12th Street Washington, NC died Saturday May 3, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.   A funeral service will be held 2 pm Tuesday May 6, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church of Washington officiated by Rev. Lee Kenney. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 1 pm until the funeral hour Tuesday at the church.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Thomson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Sarah McLean Thomson

Sarah McLean Thomson, 87, of Lake Waccamaw, N.C., died Friday, November, 10, 2006, at her residence. Mrs. Thomson was born on August 22, 1919, in Washington, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Henry Herndon McLean and Ruby Stilley McLean.  Mrs. Thomson was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Harry H. McLean, III, who died in 1992.  Mrs. Thomson graduated from Washington High School as valedictorian of her 100-member class. She attended Peace College in 1937-38. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 1940, where she was voted one of the Top Ten Outstanding Coeds. In Washington Sarah was a charter member of the DeMille Book Club, a member of the DAR, and served on the Board of Directors for the Deport Museum at Lake Waccamaw, N.C. She received an Honorary Life membership from the Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian Women of the Church.  Mrs. Thomson is survived by her husband, Stuart McGuire Thomson of Lake Waccamaw, N.C.; daughter, Sarah Thomson High of Lake Waccamaw, N.C.; son, Stuart M. Thomson, Jr. of Washington, N.C.; grandchildren, Elizabeth High and Sarah Ashlin High Pleming.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 13, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Sommer Bower officiating.  Arrangements are by McKenzie Mortuary Service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, November 12, 2006)

Vance Z. Thorne

Rev. Vance Z. Thorne, Nov. 30, 2004, of the Divine Word Community, Bordentown, N.J.  Age 83 years.  Born in Bath, NC, he began studies for the religious life at St. Augustine's Seminary and was ordained as a priest June 24, 1953. Surviving are his brother George T. (Marian) Thorne, Durham, NC, half sisters, Rosa Hart, NYC, Blanche Hart, Bronx, NY, Mary Gibbs, Washington, NC and several nieces, nephews, friends and associates. One of his nephews is the Rev. Stephen Thorne of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 A.M. in St. Mary R. C. Church, 45 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown. Burial in St. Mary Cem. Viewing Friday after 7 P.M. at Divine Word Residence, 101 Park St., Bordentown and Saturday from 10 to 11 A.M. at St. Mary Church.  (The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) – December 3, 2004)

Ethel Martha Thornton

Mrs. Ethel Martha Thornton a former resident of Washington died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Cary Health and Rehabilitation Center in Cary, NC.  A funeral service will be held 3:00p.m.Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. Danny Allen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 2:00p.m. until the funeral hour, at the funeral home.  Mrs. Thornton was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala. On January 3, 1921, daughter of the late Ethel E. Bagwell and Richard Smallwood. On June 17, 1942, she married the late William Edward Thornton, Sr. She was very active in civic organizations in Washington such as the Women’s Club and her most recent employment was in Margie’s Hallmark Store, where she was well known as a vivacious and personable lady. She and her husband were long standing members of the First United Methodist Church of Washington. Ethel was a loving and caring person who went out of her way to help those in need. She cherished her memories of her many years in Washington, especially her close friends of the Canasta Group that had many enjoyable experiences for many years.  Mrs. Thornton is survived by a son; William Edward Thornton, Jr and wife Lydia V. Thornton of Madisonville, La; a daughter Susan Thornton Booth and her husband George of Cary, NC; two granddaughters; Mary Katherine Booth and Elizabeth Voigt Thornton and a brother, Felix Smallwood of Lebanon, TN.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Thornton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Nellie Carrow Thornton

Mrs. Nellie Carrow Thornton, 69, a resident of 9705 Lake Wheeler Road, Fuquay Varina, died Monday, June 25, 2012, in Wake Medical Center.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Thornton Cemetery, 500 Marsh Kornegay Road, Faison, N.C., with the Rev. Chuck Woodruff officiating.  Born in 1942 in Beaufort County, Mrs. Thornton was the daughter of the late Claude and Eva Wallace Carrow. She was a member of Catawba Springs Church and retired from N.C. State commission for the blind.  She is survived by her husband, Hubert Thornton and daughter, Belinda Flynn and husband Robert, all of Fuquay Varina; three sisters, Sally Tetterton of Bath, Martha Keech Andreoli of Pinetown and Debbie Harris of Washington, and three brothers, Hubert Carrow and Andy Carrow, both of Bath, and Mac Carrow of Pinetown.  Services are entrusted with Royal-Hall Funeral Home, 301 McKoy St., Clinton, N.C.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, June 27, 2012)

Justus Tice

Mr. Justus Tice, age 84, a retired veteran and teacher, died Monday September 23, 2013. A funeral service will be held at the First Christian Church, Washington, NC.  Mr. Tice was born in Martin County on July 19, 1929, to Mr. Noah Thomas and Lizzie Idell Tice now deceased.  In 1953, he married Piney Ricks Cox, a marriage of 52 years that ended with her death in 2005. He is survived by his son, Steven Justus Tice of Chapel Hill and his wife, Roberta, a daughter, Alice Lucinda (Cindy) Toler of Morehead City and her husband, Michael. He is also survived by granddaughters, Stacy Tice Joyce of Holmdel, New Jersey, and her husband, Chip and Andrea Tice Newlands of Charlotte, Alaina Toler Gambardella and her husband, David and Carly Jo Ricks Toler all of Morehead City and a grandson, Al Hartman of Knoxville, TN; and great grandsons, Alex J. Newlands of Charlotte, Dashiell Joyce of Holmdel, and Rustyn Tice Gambardella of Morehead City.  Mr. Tice graduated from Farm Life High School in 1947 and then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he began a career that lasted 20 years. He became an instructor in the basic training program and remained at Lackland Air Force Base for 9 years. In 1953, he married Piney Cox and they began their family.  Mr. Tice served during the Korean Police Action and the Vietnam War. After Lackland AFB, Texas, he was transferred to Alaska and enjoyed a tour of duty that culminated in the Air Force Award of the Commendation Medal for sustained superior performance. Other assignments sent him back to Lackland AFB then an assignment to McGuire AFB in New Jersey as an instructor in the On-The-Job Training Program. During this period he completed his requirements for a bachelor’s degree at San Antonio University. From here he served a tour of duty at Clark AFB in the Philippines. From there he was sent to both Thailand and Vietnam for teaching assignments. It was here that he was promoted to Senior Master Sergeant. He finished his career at Biloxi AFB in Mississippi where the Air Force awarded him his second Air Force Commendation Medal.  With his family in place in Washington, NC, Mr. Tice accepted a teaching position with the Beaufort County Schools in Aurora. He was a teacher, assistant principal, athletic director, and Future Teachers of America advisor. He became an advocate for the students at Aurora High School in an attempt to build class and school spirit. Fifty percent of the student body belonged to the FTA. He provided two mascots for the club, Snoopy and Woodstock, and these were always evident at sports events, parades and other school activities. He instituted Field Day which was a highlight of the school year. He made Homecoming Week activities a very pleasant experience for students. He provided a “Miss Trojanette” mascot for the athletic program. His FTA senior students provided an egg hunt for the kindergarten classes at Snowden Elementary School and the day care centers in Aurora and Bonnerton. At the age of 50 he earned his Master’s Degree in Education from East Carolina University.  He belonged to the American Legion; the Air Force Sergeants Association; and Alumni Associations at St. Mary’s College (San Antonio, TX), UNC-Chapel Hill, and East Carolina University.  In his forty years of teaching, Mr. Tice taught over 60,000 Air Force students and over 3000 Beaufort County students. He, along with his wife, Piney, were definitely dedicated educators.  The keynote of his adult life was his devotion to this family. He always exhibited great pride in being an American, a Tar Heel (a native of North Carolina and a student at Chapel Hill), and a Tice. Since 1972 when he retired from the Air Force, the American flag has always flown at 215 East 12th Street. His love of country and family was always evident in his teaching Civics and history at Aurora High School. He supported every veteran organization and children organization.  As much as he loved flowers, he would encourage his friends to make a like contribution to the First Christian Church, 401 East 2nd Street, Washington, NC 27889  Visitation will be held at 6:00-7:30 PM on Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the family home at 215 East 12th Street, Washington, NC. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday September 26, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Washington officiated by Dr. Michael Price. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tom Brown Tice, William Dhue Tice, Kirk Tice, Billy Peel, Ronnie Revels, Billy Bowen, Larry Bazemore and David Gambardella. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Toler, Bill Worsley, Clyde Roberson and Wilford Griffin.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tice family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jane Elizabeth Inglis Tidwell

GREENWOOD - Services for Jane Elizabeth Inglis Tidwell, 87, will be 3 p.m. Friday at Blyth Funeral Home (2 p.m. visitation); burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Born in Washington, NC, to William Sr. and Eva Caswell Inglis, she died June 8, 2004. She was a retired seamstress and caregiver and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her children, John, Roland, Eva Tidwell; grandson, Scott Tidwell.  (The State (Columbia, SC) – June 10, 2004; pg. B4)

GREENWOOD - Jane Elizabeth Inglis Tidwell, 87, resident of 503 Trakas Ave., died June 8, 2004, at her home.  Born in Washington, N.C., on Aug. 28, 1916, she was the daughter of the late William James Sr. and Eva Caswell Inglis. She was a retired seamstress and caregiver. Mrs. Tidwell was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood.  Surviving are two sons, John Forrest Tidwell of Greenwood and Roland L. Tidwell and his wife, Carolyn, of Clinton; a daughter, Eva Leone Tidwell of Greenwood; and a grandson, Scott Tidwell of Clinton. She is also survived by loving and devoted caregivers, Frankie Taylor, Cindy Morgan and Willie Mae Caldwell.  Mrs. Tidwell was predeceased by a son, William James Tidwell, and two brothers, James E. Inglis and William J. Inglis.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. John Livingston officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Jim Braswell, Joe Foster, Jimmy Cagle, Wayne Hughes, Herb Holloman and John King.  The family is at the home on Trakas Avenue and will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday.  (The Greenville News (Greenville, SC) – June 10, 2004; pg. B4)

Gerda Cornelia Van Staalduinen Tigchelaar

Mrs. Gerda Cornelia Van Staalduinen Tigchelaar, age 86, a resident of 102 Meredith Road, Washington, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior while surrounded by her family Tuesday May 12, 2009.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday May 16, 2009 at the Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church officiated by Mrs. Tigchelaar’s son, Pastor James Tigchelaar. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Walter Harris, Jr., Carl Harris, Daryl Harris, Scott Harris, Danny Davis, Casey Van Staalduinen, Leonard Van Staalduinen, Marshall Lilley, Mike Lassiter and Rob Andrews will serve as pallbearers. Elders and Deacons of Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Gerda was born in S’Gravenzande, The Netherlands on July 23, 1922 daughter of the late Leendert and Cornelia Van Der Sar Van Staalduinen. She moved with her parents and family to Canada where she met the love of her life John “Joe” Tigchelaar, Sr. who she married on March 11, 1943. They moved to Terra Ceia in 1948 where they became members of Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church. Mrs. Gerda was a Sunday School teacher, a volunteer with the Beaufort County Developmental Center and a volunteer at the Beaufort County Nursing Home where she gave art lessons. She was an avid supportor of the Beaufort County Relay for Life, JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes and the Beaufort County Humane Society. Mrs. Gerda was the 1999 Washington Daily News Mother of the Year. Mrs. Gerda along with her husband Joe had a shared ministry of being foster parents to 18 children and her largest personal ministry was her card ministry, sending encouragement virtually daily for all events of one’s life.  Surviving along with her husband of 66 years are two sons: John Tigchelaar, Jr. of Denver, CO and James Tigchelaar and his wife Elaine of Washington; three daughters: Corry T. Harris and her husband Walter, Sr. of Pantego, Margaret Tigchelaar of Edenton and Carole T. Carrothers and her husband Tom of Zebulon; nine grandchildren: Walter Harris, Jr. and his wife Lisa of Pantego, Carl Harris and his wife Marsha of Winterville, James Daryl Harris and his wife Carlotta of Raleigh, Joshua Tigchelaar and his wife Cathy of Arvada, CO, Mary Landis and her husband Larry of Denver, CO, Jaime Davis and her husband Danny of Kinston, Erica Lassiter and her husband Mike of Washington, Jessica Andrews and her husband Rob of Washington and Angel Carothers of Zebulon; twelve great grandchildren; four brothers: Hank Van Staalduinen and his wife Anne of Pantego, Bill Van Staalduinen and his wife Tina of Pantego, Hugh Van Staalduinen of Marian, NY and Martin Van Staalduinen and his wife Jan of Holland MI; three sisters: Tina Ipema and her husband Peter of Grand Rapids, MI, Corry Van Staalduinen of Grand Rapids, MI and Coba Bouman and her husband John of Grandville, MI; two sisters-in-law: Barbara Van Staalduinen of Elizabethton, TN and Holly Van Staalduinen of Pantego and numerous nieces and nephews which were dear and special to Mrs. Gerda. She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren: Ivan Tigchelaar and De Anna Nicole Tigchelaar; two brothers: Rev. Leonard Van Staalduinen and Cornelis “Case” Van Staalduinen and a sister-in-law: Jane Van Staalduinen.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Friday May 15, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  "Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to everyone that is to come." (Psalm 71: 18).   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving Mrs. Gerda’s family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, May 15, 2009)

John Tigchelaar

Mr. John “Joe” Tigchelaar, age 95, a former resident of Terra Ceia and Washington died peacefully with his family at his bedside Tuesday June 14, 2011 at Autumnfield Rest Home of Belhaven.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday June 18, 2011 at Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church officiated by Rupert Wallace and Scott Askew. Mr. Joe will lie in state at the church from 12:00 Noon until the funeral hour. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Mike Lassiter, Rob Andrews, Danny Davis, Walter Harris, Jr., Carl Harris, Daryl Harris, Scott Harris and Ryan Harris will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Joe’s nephews and great nephews.  Mr. Joe was born in Arum, Friesland, The Netherlands on January 31, 1916 son of the late Evert Klass Tigchelaar and the late Sjoukje De Witte Tigchelaar. He moved to Canada where he met his true love, Gerda Van Staalduinen, and married her on March 11, 1943. She preceded him in death on May 12, 2009. They moved to Terra Ceia in 1948 where Mr. Joe provided for his family as owner and operator of his flower farm and many remember him delivering milk to area country stores and residents. Following his retirement from his flower farm, he worked at Hamilton Beach and Flanders Filters. At age 80, Mr. Joe completed his GED education and at that time was the oldest person in North Carolina to do so. He was a member of Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church where he served as a past Elder and served on the board of directors of Terra Ceia Christian School. Mr. Joe and Mrs. Gerda had a shared ministry of being foster parents of eighteen children. In retirement they were very active in Relay for Life, JDRF and visitation of the sick and shut ins. They both loved gardening.  Mr. Joe is survived by two sons: John Tigchelaar of Denver, CO and James Tigchelaar and his wife Elaine of Washington; three daughters: Corry T. Harris and her husband Walter, Sr. of Pantego, Margaret Tigchelaar of Edenton and Carole T. Carrothers and her husband Tom of Zebulon; two sisters in law: Joan Tigchelaar and Martha Tigchelaar; nine grandchildren: Walter Harris, Jr. and his wife Lisa of Pantego, Carl Harris and his wife Marsha of Winterville, James Daryl Harris and his wife Carlotta of Raleigh, Joshua Tigchelaar and his wife Cathy of Arvada, CO, Mary Tigchelaar of Denver, CO, Jamie Davis and her husband Danny of Wendell, Erica Lassiter and her husband Mike of Chocowinity, Jessica Andrews and her husband Rob of Washington and Angel Carrothers of Zebulon and thirteen great grandchildren. Mr. Joe was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Ivan Tigchelaar and De Anna Nicole Tigchelaar; seven brothers: Clarence Tigchelaar and his wife Joyce, George Tigchelaar and his wife Betty, Robert Tigchelaar, Stewart Tigchelaar and his wife Anne, Bert Tigchelaar and his wife Tina, Arnold Tigchelaar and Maynard Tigchelaar and two sisters: Sylvia T. Dykstra Moermond and Flora T. Eisses and her husband John.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday June 17, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus Our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39) NIV.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tigchelaar family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Frankie Bruce Till

Mr. Frankie “Bruce” Till, age 68, a resident of 205 Hilltop Lane, Washington, NC died Tuesday May 31, 2011 at his home.  A memorial service will be held at Four Holes First Baptist Church in Orangeburg, SC at a later date. The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday June 2, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Bruce was born in Cameron, SC on November 19, 1942 son of William Jennings Bryan Till, Jr. and Virginia Livingston Brown Till. He was a graduate of Orangeburg High School in Cameron, SC and continued his education at Clemson University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard where he was called to duty stateside. Bruce married the former Brenda Jane Fisher on November 16, 1989 who survives. He was a corporate traffic manager with National Spinning Company in Washington with thirty two years of service. Bruce retired from National Spinning in 2004. He was a member of Washington Yacht & Country Club, N.C. Traffic Association and Four Holes First Baptist Church in Orangeburg, SC.  Surviving along with Bruce’s wife Brenda of the home are his parents: Bryan and Virginia Till of Orangeburg, SC; two daughters: Kristy Surles and Karen Clark both of Greenville, NC and four grandchildren: Zach and Jackson Surles and Madison and Brayden Clark. Bruce was preceded in death by a sister: Cynthia T. Zeigler on August 12, 1993.  Bruce’s family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Paul Walker, Susan Eubanks, Teresa Parent, Celeste Cowan, the staff of Leo Jenkins Cancer Center and Dr. Mark Bowling.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Till family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Estelle Ann Ellis Tillman

Mrs. Estelle Ann Ellis Tillman, age 95, a former resident of 489 E. Water Street, Belhaven, died Wednesday December 29, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday December 31, 2010 at Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Burke Holland. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mrs. Tillman was born in New Hope Township, Chatham County on August 9, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Joseph (Jodie) Andrew Ellis and Mannie Copeland Ellis. On May 18, 1941, she married Charles Brantley Tillman who preceded her in death on March 27, 1991. She was a homemaker, a member of Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church, the Ladies Aid of the church, and a member of the Bridge Club.  She is survived by her sons: Charles Brantley Tillman, Jr. and wife, Carol of Raleigh, NC and Roger Ellis Tillman of Sarasota, FL; her grandchildren: Catherine Brooks Tillman Brown and husband, Andre´ of Raleigh, NC and Carol Elizabeth Tillman Robin and husband, Phil of New York, NY; her brothers: Bob Ellis and wife, Edna of Stedman, NC and Wallace Ellis of Siler City, NC; her sister: Zilpha Ellis Cooley of Pittsboro, NC and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings: Andrew Ellis, Lilla Ellis Garrett, Arther Ellis, Luther Ellis and Inez Ellis Truelove.  The family will receive friends 6:00-7:30 PM Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home of her son, Brantley Tillman, located at 602 E. Water Street, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to be serving the Tillman family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Loren Gray Tingle

Loren Gray Tingle, a resident of Lewisville, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. He was born in Bath on Dec. 12, 1937. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Richard Thomas and Pearl Midgette Tingle; brothers, Winfield, Talmadge, and Richard Tingle; and sister, Peggy Tingle Nordstrom. He is survived by his wife, Janis Fischer Tingle; step-children, Danny Pitts and Donna Tingle Moore (Rick), whom he raised as his own children; step-sons, Steven Kercher (Sabrina), and Andrew Kercher (Robin); sisters, Ann Tingle Tetterton (Donald) and Emma Tingle Paul (John); and eight grandchildren.  A memorial service, with Rev. Bob McCaskill officiating, will be at noon, Saturday, at Pinedale Christian Church, Winston-Salem. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, January 4, 2012)

Pearl Midgette Tingle

Pearl Midgette Tingle, 84, of Ash-Ma-Tau trailer Park, Washington, died Thursday, August 21, 1997, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Saturday in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington with Pastor Nelson Koonce officiating. Burial will be in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Rodney Wilson officiating. Mrs. Tingle was born Feb. 26, 1913 in Beaufort County, the daughter of the late Robert and Retha Pilgrim Midgette. She married Richard Thomas Tingle, who preceded her in death in October 1972. Mrs. Tingle was a homemaker and mother and also a member of St. Clair's Church of Christ and a past member of the Women of the Moose and the senior Citizens Bowling Team. Survivors include three daughters: Ann Tetterton of Washington, Emma Paul of Greer, S.C. and Peggy Nordstrom of Alexandria, Va.; three sons: Talmadge Tingle of Fayetteville, Loren Tingle of Washington and Richard Tingle of Alexandria; one brother, Robert Midgette of Grifton; three sisters: Agnes Walls of Grifton, Mary Tyson of Bath and Goldie Gibbs of Portsmouth, Va.; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tingle was preceded in death by two sons: Winfield Tingle in 1991 and an infant son, Thomas Earl Tingle. Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - August 22, 1997)

Joseph A. Todd

Joseph A. Todd, 62, of Washington, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Mr. Todd was born October 15, 1944 in Nashua, NH and was the son of the late Arthur H. and Beatrice (Avery) Todd. He was raised and educated in the Merrimack-Nashua, NH area, and lived there prior to moving to North Carolina 20 years ago.  He was currently employed by the Washington Daily News. Mr. Todd was previously employed by Malden Mills of Methuen, MA. Davison Concrete of Merrimack, NH and Arthur Todd Contractors while living in New Hampshire.  Mr. Todd enjoyed traveling, and reading. He will long be remembered for his great love of animals, talking politics, and most importantly, his love for his family and friends.  Members of the family include 2 brothers, Clayton Todd of Amherst, NH, and Sidney P. Todd of Clinton, UT, 1 sister, Nancy R. Green of Hooksett, NH, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The Paul Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the George R. Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Spring interment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery of Wilton, NH.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, February 22, 2007)

Delma Ross Tolan, Sr.

Mr. Delma Ross Tolan, Sr., age 89, a resident of 71 Topping Lane, Belhaven, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, July 6, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Smithton, conducted by Dr. Burke Holland and Rev. Ed Drew. Burial with military honors will be at Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mr. Tolan’s grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers: William Rosser Tolan, Charles Simmons Tolan, William Frost Tolan, Jr., Ray Tolan, Greg Tolan, Sandy Ratcliff, Harry Glen Jarvis and Ralph Jarvis.  Mr. Tolan was born in Belhaven on February 26, 1925. He was the son of the late Homer Stion Tolan and Pearl Ross Tolan. Mr. Tolan served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He participated in the D-Day invasion at Normandy. Mr. Tolan, along with his wife, Irene, owned and operated Tolan’s Department Store in Belhaven for 34 years.  Mr. Tolan was a founding member of the First Baptist Church of Smithton, where he served as a Deacon. He was a past member of the Belhaven Lions Club, the Belhaven Supper Club and the Richmond Club. Mr. Tolan loved to travel and traveled extensively across the United States with his beloved wife for many years. In his spare time, Mr. Tolan was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting and loved playing golf with his friends. He was a very generous person who loved helping others.  On August 26, 1944, Mr. Tolan married his beloved wife, Irene, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are two sons, Delma Ross “Del” Tolan, Jr. and, wife Mary of Belhaven, Hal “Duane” Tolan and wife, Janet of Rocky Mount; two grandsons, William Rosser Tolan of Riverside, CA. and Charles Simmons Tolan of Nashville, N.C.; one great grandson, Andrew Brent Tolan of Nashville, NC; and two sisters, Elaine Wade of Thomasville and Marjorie Ratcliff of Terra Ceia.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Tolan was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Jarvis and Evelyn Tolan and three brothers, Elmo Tolan, Homer Tolan, Jr. and William Frost Tolan.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday at First Baptist Church of Smithton and other times at his home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Tolan family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

William Frost Tolan, Sr.

William Frost Tolan, Sr., age 80 a resident of 569 East St., Belhaven, NC died Sunday September 9, 2012 with his loving family by his side.  A funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM Tuesday September 11, 2012 at Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Pastor David Pierce. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Frosty was born in Beaufort County on August 31, 1932 son of the late Homer Stion Tolan, Sr. and the late Pearl Matilda Ross Tolan. He was a 1950 graduate of John A Wilkinson High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. In 1952 he married his loving wife of 61 years, Susan Shirley Spencer of Hyde County. His love of the water lead to a career in commercial fishing, later retiring as an engineer with Hays Tug and Launch Co. of Pennsylvania He was a member of the Belhaven Free Will Baptist Church.  Surviving along with Frosty’s wife Shirley, are three sons: William F. “Frosty” Tolan, Jr. and his wife Rebecca of Wilmington, NC, Ray S. Tolan and his wife Claudia of Chapel Hill, NC and Gregory W. Tolan of Asheville, NC; three daughters: Susan Gale Tolan of Gainesville, GA, Robin T. Maqueira and fiancée Michael Hearley of Panama City, FL and Natalie Butler and her husband Jamie of Tampa, FL; a brother: Delma Tolan of Belhaven; two sisters: Marjorie Ratcliffe of Pantego and Elaine Wade of Thomasville, NC; a daughter-in-law: Aidree V. Tolan of Ashville, NC; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Frosty was predeceased in death by two brothers: Homer S. Tolan, Jr., and Elmo Tolan and two sisters: Evelyn Tolan and Hazel T. Jarvis.  Visitation will begin at 12:30 pm followed by burial services at 1:30 pm.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Charles Lee Toler, Jr.

Mr. Charles Lee Toler, Jr. age 68, a resident of New Bern, NC died Saturday June 28, 2014 at Carolina East Medical Center of New Bern.  A funeral service will be held 11 am Monday June 30, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Pastor Michael Ledbetter. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carl Barwick, Claude Banks, Scott Banks, Bryan McIntire, David Davenport and Chris Frye.  The family will receive friends 6 pm to 7:30 PM Sunday June 29, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Mr. Toler was born in Beaufort County on May 7, 1946 son of the late Charles L. Toler, Sr. and the late Sallie Blount Godley Toler. He was a 1964 graduate of Chocowinity High School and continued his education at ECU. Mr. Toler married the former Myrtle Corey on July 23, 2006 who survives. He was a retired owner/operator of furniture sales and auto sales businesses. Mr. Toler was instrumental in the reopening of the Chocowinity United Methodist Church in 1983 and served as Lay Leader for the congregation. As a former member of the Beaufort County Community College Board of Trustees he served as chairman. He was a member of the Chocowinity FFA alumni and attended Silver Creek Free Will Baptist Church of Pelletier, NC.  Surviving along with his wife Myrtle of the home is a daughter: Cheryl Lee Noe and her husband Hilton of Washington; a son: Willie C. Toler and his wife Elaine of Chocowinity; two step-children: Melissa Mayse and her husband Harvey of  Stella, NC and Bryan McIntire of Creswell, NC; two sisters: June Arnold and her husband Ray of Chocowinity and Mary Helen Barwick of New Bern; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mr. Toler was preceded in death, along with his parents, by a son: Charles “Charlie” Lee Toler, III.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Toler family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Charles Lee Toler, III

CHOCOWINITY - Mr. Charles “Charlie” Lee Toler, III, age 31, a resident of 5659 U.S. Highway 17 South, Chocowinity, died Sunday evening, March 26, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital as a result of accidental injuries.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Rev. Daniel T. Earnhardt. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Melvin Grant, Alan Jordan, Jimmy Boykin, Leo Lee, Peter Sterrenberg and Daniel Woolard will serve as pallbearers. Guy Lollis, Daniel Hudson, David Jones, Gus Daniels, Aron Douglas, Kenly Russell, Lee Spivey, Glen Weatherington, Jerry “Twinkie” Narron and members of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department and N.C. Highway Patrol will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Charlie was born in Beaufort County on March 8, 1975, son of Charles Lee Toler Jr. and Cheryl Boyd Toler. He was self-employed as owner/operator of Toler Automotive. Charlie was a member of Old Ford Church of Christ.  In addition to his mother, Cheryl Toler of Washington, and his father, Charles Toler Jr. of New Bern, he is survived by his sister, Cheryl Lee Noe and her husband, Blythe Hilton Noe III, of Washington; his brother, Willie Crandle Toler of Chocowinity; his maternal grandmother, Dallas Boyd of Washington.  He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Willie Boyd, and paternal grandparents, Charles L. Toler Sr. and Sallie Godley Toler.  The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of his mother located at 3059 U.S. Highway 17 North, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Toler family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, March 28, 2006)

Fannie Earl Wainwright Toler

Mrs. Fannie Earl Wainwright Toler, age 69, a former resident of 149 Maules Point Rd., Blounts Creek, NC, died Friday, March, 20, 2009 at Ridgewood Manor of Washington.  Graveside service will be 11:00 am Monday, March 23, 2009 at the Toler Family Cemetery in Blounts Creek and will be conducted by Rev. Ashley Trogdon.  Mrs. Toler was born in Beaufort County on October 26, 1939 to the late Floyd Earl Wainwright and Fannie Mae Tetterton Wainwright who survives. On December 26, 1956 she married Glenn (Bill) A. Toler who preceded her in death on July 4, 2004. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, baking and especially baking pecan pies and she was a member of Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include her daughters, Sarah T. Wallace and husband Jimmy of Pinetown, Reba Mae Tippett and husband Lloyd of Edward, her granddaughters, Tracie Asby and husband Eric of Pinetown, Olivia Wallace of Pinetown, her grandsons Joshua and Daniel Tippett of Edward, her great granddaughters, Natalie and Corabeth Asby of Pinetown, her brothers, Billy Jack Wainwright of Grimesland, Glenn Wainwright of Grimesland, Henry Wainwright of Washington and her sister, Linda Faye Alligood. She was preceded in death by two brothers, infant Bobby Ray Wainwright, Jesse (Buddy) Wainwright on August 16, 2007 and her sister, Elizabeth “Sissy” Grissom July 4, 2007.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Sarah Wallace, 444 Main St., Pinetown, NC 27865.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Wainwright family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, March 23, 2009)

James A. Toler

James A. Toler, 93, of Bartlett Drive, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 13, 2013.   Born in Little Washington, NC he was the son of the late J. Thomas Toler and M. Lillian Toler. Jim was also predeceased by a son, James Toler; a daughter, Brenda T. Clouse; siblings, Thomas Toler, Elizabeth Etheridge, Nancy Quidley, Lillian Curtis, Mary Horton and Dot Pate.   Jim was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and drove a Sherman Tank ashore on D-day. He often talked about his experiences in driving a tank across Europe, once having his tank gun shot off by the enemy. He shared many fascinating experiences as a veteran. He was a dedicated soldier and patriot. Jim began a long police career in the South Norfolk Police Department and was a Chesapeake Police Officer for over 35 years, retiring as a Lieutenant in 1985. In a profession where folks can become jaded, pessimistic and sometimes even surly, Jim remained a Virginia Gentleman. It is doubtful that any of his fellow officers can recall Jim raising his voice – or his fist! He had the kind of demeanor that defused most situations, and the respect he showed others was easy to return. If you mention Jim Toler’s name in a group of Chesapeake cops, the ones old enough to remember him will involuntarily smile – he had that effect on people. Jim Toler was one of a kind, and he will be missed by all Chesapeake police officers who had to the good fortune to know him.   He was a lifetime member and officer in the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 9 and was a member and officer of the Police Association of Virginia. He also attended Great Bridge Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Faith Sunday school class.  Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Elizabeth Sawyer Toler, who was a constant companion and devoted caretaker. Jim is also survived by a son, Cleve “Kige” Sutton and wife Cindy; a son-in-law, William Clouse; grandchildren, Kristin S. Smith and husband Travis, Kevin J. Sutton; great-grandchildren, Sutton Smith and Weston Smith; a sister, Janie Bayly, as well as beloved nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. Rev. Ray Owens will officiate. The interment will follow with police honors in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  The viewing will begin on Friday with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  (Oman Funeral Home & Crematory)

Josephine Jackson Toler

Mrs. Josephine Jackson Toler, 87 of 3267 Wharton Station Road, Washington, died Friday, November 17, 2006 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Covenant Community Church with Pastor Shad Watters and Rev. Selby Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in the Covenant Community Church Cemetery.  Ricky Smith, Bruce Smith, Alvin Smith, Bryan Jackson, Samuel Adams. Jr. and Michael Adams will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, Saturday, November 18, 2006 at Covenant Community Church and other times at the home.  Mrs. Toler was born January 30, 1919 in Portage, PA.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph Rapski and Sophia Giblak Rapski.  She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Beaufort County most of her life.  She is survived by two daughters, Maryann Strickland and her husband, Harry of Harrodsburg, KY and Kathy Bryant and her husband, Julian of Washington, NC; one son, Roy Jackson and his wife, Kathy of Rocky Mount, NC; two brothers, Eddie Rapski of Baltimore, MD and Leon Rapski of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Toler was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Mary Alligood Smith Toler

Mrs. Mary Alligood Smith Toler, age 83, a resident of 742 Tripp Road, Blounts Creek, NC died Tuesday morning, January 14, 2014.  A funeral service will be held Friday, January 17 at 2:00 PM at Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Chuck Owens. Burial will follow in Warren Memorial Cemetery. Robert Paramore III, Nicholas Paramore, Bryant Paramore, Brandon Smith, Allan Smith and Kelly Smith will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral and other times at her home.  Mrs. Toler was born in Beaufort County on February 14, 1930, daughter of the late Jarvis Daniel Alligood and Lena Willis Alligood. She married Arthur Mack Smith who preceded her in death on January 12, 1989. She married James Luther Toler on February 14, 2001 who survives. Mrs. Toler was employed in the accounting department at Hamilton Beach. She was a member of Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to her husband, James Luther of the home, she is survived by her sons: Charles L. Smith and wife, Joann and Randy L. Smith and wife, Eva both of Blounts Creek; her sister: Emily Alligood Stewart and husband Bill of Milton, FL; her stepchildren: Wayne Toler and wife Cathy; Shadie Toler and wife Wanda and Mike Toler and wife Debbie all of Ernul and Jimmy Toler and wife Pam of Greenville; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren and 9 step great grandchildren. She is also survived by William Albert “Billy” Hodges of Jacksonville, FL who was raised in her parents’ home as a brother. In addition to her first husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved daughter: Judy S. Paramore; sisters: Vera Alligood Hodges, Audrey Alligood Sikes, Sibyl Alligood Orlikey, Ruth Alligood Lane and Martha Alligood McRoy; brothers: Melvin Alligood, James Alligood, Vandy Alligood, and Merrill Alligood; and one stepson: Raymond Toler.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Toler family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ola Edwards Toler

Mrs. Ola “Louise” Edwards Toler, age 94, a former resident of 545 Slatestone Road, Washington, died Friday February 29, 2008 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday March 3, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. John R. Toler, Jeff Harris, Rudy Toler, Jr., Reggie Toler, Jr., Mike Toler and Virgil Toler will serve as pallbearers. Chris Taylor, Kelvin Toler and Robert Huffman will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Toler was born in Craven County on May 29, 1913 daughter of the late William John Edwards and the late Euginia Mallison Edwards. She married Robert McKinley Toler, Sr. on November 23, 1932 who preceded her in death on March 4, 1988. Mrs. Toler was a homemaker and a member of Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include two daughters: Jackie Carrington and her husband Jimmie of Chocowinity and Linda Haddock and her husband Bobby of Washington; five sons: Verlon Toler and his wife Lois, Reginald Toler and his wife Lynn, Gennell Toler, Rudy Toler and his wife Gina and Danny Toler and his wife Gail all of Washington; a sister: Helen Whitley of Washington; a brother: A.M. Edwards of Washington; twenty-four grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Toler was preceded in death by a son: Robert M. “Bob” Toler, Jr.; and a grandchild: Sonya Haddock Holley.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mrs. Toler’s son Danny Toler located at 410 Lodge Road, the Smallwood community of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Toler family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – March 2, 2008)

Ollie H. Toler

Ollie H. Toler, 89, Jan. 20. Funeral 4 p.m., Monday, Haw Branch Church of Christ, Chocowinity. Burial, church cemetery. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – January 22, 2006; pg. B9)

Ray Toler

HARTFORD, MICH. - Ray Toler, age 85, of Hartford, Mich., formerly of Greenville, S.C., died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at the Countryside Nursing Home in South Haven, Mich.  Ray was born in Washington, N.C., on June 11, 1915, to Willie and Fannie (Knox) Toler. Ray served his country in the Army during World War II. On March 18, 1945, in England, he married Frances Canton. Frances preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 1981. Ray worked as the parts manager at George Coleman Ford in Greenville, S.C. He retired in 1988 after 40 years of service.  He is also preceded in death by five brothers, Herbert, Vern, Horace, Uriah and Othel Toler.  Surviving are a son, Jim Toler of Hartford, Mich. a daughter, Gillian (Larry) Mills of Greenville three sisters, Sally Tucker of Charlotte, N.C. Eula Crisp of Washington, N.C., and Irma Carmichael of Waelder, Texas. Also surviving is a longtime family friend, Richard Ginger of Hartford, Mich.  There are no services scheduled at this time. Burial will take place next to his wife in the Garden of Remembrance at the Kent County Crematorium, England. The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home of South Haven, Mich.  (The Greenville News (Greenville, SC) – May 21, 2001; pg. B4)

Vivian Flake Toler

Mrs. Vivian Flake Toler, 71, of 1514 Old Bath Highway, Washington, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Love Missionary Baptist Church, Washington, with the Revs. Selby Smith and Floyd Langley officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Jack Langley, Gene Langley, Wayne Langley, Ken Langley, Rick Langley and Charlie Langley will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Toler was born in Pitt County on Oct. 4, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Noah Augustus Flake and Mary Jane Langley Flake. On Nov. 8, 1952, she married Clinton Regby Toler, who preceded her in death Nov. 9, 1999. She was a retired assembler with Hamilton Beach and worked as a caregiver to the elderly and the sick. She was a member of Love Missionary Baptist Church, Washington.  Survivors include two sons, Alton Toler and Dalton Toler, both of Washington; one sister, Mary Ellen Anderson of Kinston; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, James Flake and three sisters, Mavis Wetherington, Mildred Harris and Pennie Haddock.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home of her son, Dalton Toler, 1514 Old Bath Highway, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, June 27, 2006)

 Gary Lee Tomasulo

Gary Lee Tomasulo, age 62, a resident of Washington died Monday September 7, 2009 in a tragic accident. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, September 11, 2009 at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church with Father M. Arturo Cabra officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC. Gary was born in Wayne County, Michigan on March 4, 1947 to Joseph and Leona Tomasulo.  He moved to Brooklyn, New York at age six and lived there until he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1966.  During his service in the Navy he served onboard the USS Boxer.  He was honorable discharged from the Navy in 1968.  On February 22, 1969 he married Marie, his life-long love.  Gary and Marie moved to Long Island, New York in 1973 where they raised their three children.  Gary was active in the community coaching Little League baseball, football, and numerous other activities.  For more than 25 years Gary was a New York City Corrections Officer/Captain.  He served as the Secretary of the NYC Corrections Captains’ Officer Union retiring in 2000.  Gary had a passion for his family, community, and country.  In 2001, he moved to Washington where he was an active businessman and city leader.  Gary served as the President of the Historic Downtown Washington Merchants Association and pursued his dream of being a small business owner by opening La Bella Pizzeria.  Gary had a passion and vision for Downtown Washington.  He believed that Downtown Washington could be a thriving businesses and tourist area and worked tirelessly to implement it.  In addition to his father, Gary is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Marie; his children Gary Jr. and his wife Kelli of Belmont, Massachusetts, Jeffery and his wife Randi of West Orange, New Jersey, and Jaime Albano and her husband Paul of Monroe, New York; grandchildren Paul and Landon Albano, Gary III, Mallory, Colin, Gracie, and Lyla Tomasulo.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Arthur Robert Tombs

Mr. Arthur Robert “Mr. Bob” Tombs, age 74, died at Beaufort County Hospital on Wednesday November 7, 2007.  Funeral services will be held at 5:00 PM on Sunday November 11, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Ken Cash.  Mr. Tombs was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on December 4, 1932 to the late Arthur Frank Tombs and the late Agnes Stuart Tombs. He was a member of Baldwin High School’s graduating class of 1950. On August 19, 1952, he married Mary Lou Gilchrist who survives. Mr. Tombs served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired after 40 years of work as a railroad engineer for Union Rail Road and for US Steel. He was also a carpenter contractor.  In addition to his wife, survivors include four children: Peggy Lou Eldridge, Bobby Tombs, Grace Yanek, and Chip Tombs, eleven grandchildren: Nathan Eldridge, Brittany Eldridge, Jay Dorsey, Mindy Lou Ball, Richard Yanek, Robert Yanek, Michael Yanek, Jessie Tombs, Leah Tombs, Danny Tombs, T.J. Tombs, five great-grandchildren: Alex P. Ball, Ronnie Tombs, Alex Tombs, Georgie Tombs and Kathryn Tombs. Mr. Tombs was preceded in death by his great-granddaughter Amanda Tombs, age 3 ½.  The family will receive friends from 4:00-5:00 PM Sunday at Paul Funeral Home prior to the service.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Tombs family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, November 10, 2007)

Lola Lilley Tooley

THREE LOSE LIVES IN HOSPITAL FIRE - Washington, N.C., Dec. 2 - Three patients lost their lives early this morning in a fire which destroyed a wooden main building of the Tayloe Hospital.  Eight other patients in the wing were saved.  The victims were Sue Gorham, formerly employed by the hospital, and Jesse Guion of Aurora, negroes, and Mrs. Macon Tooley, 26, of Pike Road.  The Gorham woman's body had not been found tonight; the body of Mrs. Tooley, a victim of suffocation, was found under a bed after the flames were brought under control.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – December 3, 1938)

Last rites for Mrs. Lola Lilley Tooley, 26, were held this morning at 11 o'clock from the home of her father-in-law, Phillip Tooley, at Pungo.  The services were in charge of Rev. J. Robert Lee of the Christian Church of which she was a member and interment was in the Davis Cemetery at Pungo.  Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Jennice; a son, Oma Clarence; her mother, Mrs. Blounts Cooper of Pungo; a brother, John Lilley, and two sisters, Mrs. Effie Cooper and Miss Sybil Lilley, all of the Pungo section.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – c. December 5, 1938)  [Articles submitted by Pat Richard]

Hazel Lee Peterson Topping

Mrs. Hazel Lee Peterson Topping, 73, of 6313 Balfour Drive, Hyattsville, Md., and formerly of Washington, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Md.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Queen Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Terra Ceia community, Pantego, with Elder Dwight Spruill officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Topping was born in Beaufort County on May 3, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Luvina Merrick Peterson and Charlie Peterson Sr. She was a graduate of P.S. Jones High School, Washington. She retired from the D.C. Department of Correction. She was a member of Lily of the Valley Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Yeatesville, and affiliated with Queen Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Terra Ceia community.  Survivors include two daughters, Sharon J. Hughey and W. Denese Lee, both of Hyattsville, Md.; one son, Gregory T. Lee of Hyattsville, Md.; two sisters, Annie Spruill of Pantego, and Gertrude Wooden of Washington; and one grandchild.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Peterson and Mattie Peterson and five brothers, Nathaniel Peterson, George Peterson, Charlie Peterson Jr., Thomas Peterson and John Peterson.  The family will receive friends today from 6-7 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home Chapel, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at 406 Lodge Road, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, November 10, 2006)

 April Renee Torres

Mrs. April Renee Torres, age 30, a resident of 1882 Jackson Swamp Road, Bath, NC died Monday August 25, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.  A funeral will be held 11:00 AM Friday August 29, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington with Pastors Danny Robertson and Ron Estes. Burial will follow in St. Clair’s Church of Christ Cemetery. Chris Craddock, Ron Toppin, Jr., Jamie Best, Jeremy Eldridge, Joseph “Bird” Smith and Melvin Rattler will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jullie Rattler, Michelle Smith, Brandi Cordon, Cathie Nixon, Amie Craddock, Brandy Kinion and Crystal Grimes.  April was born in Beaufort County on April 2, 1978 daughter of Paula Williams Boyd and Edward Kent Billups. She married Jose F. Torres on April 24, 2004. April was a 1998 graduate of Northside High School and a member of River City Christian Center of Washington.  Surviving along with April’s husband Jose are two sons: Alex Goudie and Gabriel Torres of Bath; her parents Paula W. Boyd and Bert Boyd both of Bath and Eddie Billups of Belhaven; a sister: Stacey Adams Roberson of Washington; a brother: Lyn Billups of Belhaven; two step brothers: Allen Boyd of Chocowinity and Clay Boyd of Washington and a grandfather: Frank Billups of Belhaven.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday August 28, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of April’s mother Paula Boyd located at 1882 Jackson Swamp Road, Bath, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the April’s family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, August 28, 2008)

David Earl Townsend

ROXBORO - David Earl Townsend, 63, died January 11, 2006, at Roxboro Nursing Center.  Born in Beaufort County, NC, he was son of Jack Townsend, of Durham and the late Sara Hudgins Townsend. Mr. Townsend worked in construction and was a former tobacco farmer.  In addition to his father, Mr. Townsend is survived by Linda Jones Townsend; his stepmother, Clara King Townsend; two brothers, Wayne Townsend, of Timberlake, and Curtis Townsend, of Georgia; one sister, Wanda T. Chase, of Durham; and one grandchild, David Scott Townsend Jr. Mr. Townsend was preceded in death by his son, David Scott Townsend, Sr.  Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Raleigh by the Rev. Bill Lawrence. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Brooks & White Funeral Home.  Pallbearers will be Greg Townsend, Mike Townsend, Rodney Townsend, M.L. Hudgins, David Townsend Jr. and Rudy Woodard.  (The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) - January 13, 2006)

Frank Trafton

CHOCOWINITY -  Frank Trafton, of 4288 U.S. Highway 175, Chocowinity, N.C., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington, N.C. A funeral service will be at noon Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at New Sawyer's Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Camden, N.C. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A viewing will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will assemble at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, N.C., for the procession to the church service. Stallings Funeral Home, 401 S. Dyer St., Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, NC) - February 5, 2008)

Jean Taylor Travis

Jean Taylor Travis, resident of 16759 Mountain Rd., passed away Monday, October 10, 2005 at her home. She will be remembered as a library assistant at Pamunkey Regional Library. She was born in Washington, N.C. on September 11, 1944 to Louise Swanner Taylor and the late Snodie R. Taylor. She graduated from MCV School of Radiology. On May 20, 1972 she married Harley L. (Ted) Travis, who survives her. Mrs. Travis is also survived by a son, Sean T. Travis and wife, Beth; grandsons, Colton and Derek; a daughter, Jaime N. Travis; adopted son, Brad Sheffield and wife, Christi; and granddaughters, Taylor and Alexandra; a sister, Catherine Whichard and husband, Roy; niece, Susan Tankard; and nephew, Taylor Whichard. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, 800 Thompson St., Ashland, Va. on Thursday, October 13 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.  (Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – October 12, 2005; pg. B8)

Odway Charles Trice

Mr. Odway Charles Trice, 80, of 730 Gray Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, 270 Whispering Pines Road, Washington, with pastor Clara Albritton officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home and at other times at the home. Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, March 4, 2011)

Ike J. Triplett

Mr. Ike J. Triplett, age 58, a resident of 1761 Gilead Shores Road, Blounts Creek, NC died Saturday June 4, 2011 at the Beaufort County Medical Center of Washington.  A graveside funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday June 7, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Pastor Melvin Haas.  Ike was born in Watauga County, NC on May 26, 1953 son of the late Fred J. Triplett and Jewel Marie Greer Triplett who survives. He was a graduate of Watauga High School. Ike was a heavy equipment operator before his untimely disability.  Surviving along with Ike’s mother, Jewel of the home is a sister: Ada Marie Wunder and her husband Paul of Bel Air, MD; a niece: Amy Wunder of Bel Air, MD a nephew: Gregory Wunder and his wife Melissa of Forest Hill, MD and a great nephew: Jonathan Wunder of Forest Hill, MD. Ike was preceded in death by his father Fred J. Triplett.  The family will receive friends 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Tuesday June 7, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Triplett family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Clayton Tripp, Sr.

ClaytonTripp, Sr., 84, of Atlantic City, died Saturday, October 10, 1998, at his home. Mr. Tripp was born in Washington, North Carolina and had lived in Atlantic City since 1946. He had retired as an equipment operator for General Service Administration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Belle Mead. Before working at Belle Mead, he had worked as a cook at the Knife and Fork Inn, Atlantic City. After the 1972 retirement, he worked for Mutual Taxi Cab Co. as Driver, M 21.  Mr. Tripp was an Army Veteran of World War II. He received the following decorations and citations: Good Conduct Metal, American Theatre Service Medal, Asian-Pacific Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, and Victory Medal.  He is survived by: his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Ellen Chester Tripp, his children, June Oliphant of Willingboro, Ernest Chester of Lawrenceville, Regina C. McHenry of Columbus, Georgia, W. Clayton Tripp, Jr. of Newark, Delaware, Darlene Parrish of Atlantic City, Anne E. Tripp of Pottstown, Pa., Sharon Tripp of Pleasantville, Henry C. Tripp of Pleasantville, Valoris Dawson-Lee of Opelika, Alabama, Lawrence Williams of Allentown, Pennsylvania and Vonda Williams of Philadelphia, Pa. (Mr. Tripp was preceded in death by his daughter, Christine M. Tripp.  Pop-pop and Daddy Clayton is survived by 28 grands and 25 great-grands.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 14, 1998, at Union Baptist Temple, Adriatic and Pennsylvania Avenues in Atlantic City, where friends may call from 9:00 A.M.  Burial will be in the Lincoln Memorial Park, Mays Landing.  Services were entrusted to the Greenidge Funeral Home, Inc.  (The Press of Atlantic City (Atlantic City, NJ) – October 13, 1998; pg. C2)

Dumay B. Tripp

Mr. Dumay B. Tripp, 93, a native of the Core Point community of Beaufort County, died Monday, July 30, 2007, at Hospice House Woodside in Pinellas Park, Fla.  A graveside service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Tripp family cemetery, Core Point, with the Rev. Shelia Duke officiating.  Mr. Tripp was born in Core Point on June 1, 1914. He was married to Mildred Anna Tripp of Clearwater, Fla., who survives. He performed multiple trades, including carpentry.  Survivors include three sons, Warren D. Tripp of Louisville, Ky., Barry A. Tripp of Round Rock, Texas, and Randy T. Tripp of Clearwater, Fla.; one brother, John D. Tripp of Charlotte; one sister, Josephine Tripp-Gilliland of Buies Creek; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Warren Chapel Church.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, August 3, 2007)

Eleanor Elizabeth Bible Tripp

Mrs. Eleanor Elizabeth “Lib” Bible Tripp, 98, of Buies Creek, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh.  A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Baptist Church, Buies Creek, with the Rev. Dr. David Whiteman officiating. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Tripp family cemetery, Core Point.  Mrs. Tripp was married to Gilbert Allen Tripp Sr., who preceded her in death. She was a former staff member of Campbell University, Buies Creek. She was an accomplished artist who specialized in watercolors. She was a charter member of Memorial Baptist Church, Buies Creek.  Survivors include one daughter, Betty T. Bell of Holly Springs; one son, Gilbert A. Tripp Jr. of Blounts Creek; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home, Lillington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, April 4, 2006)

Errol Montague Tripp
(Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - June 10, 1957; Kindly submitted by his grandson, Rick Woolard who states that Errol died June 9, 1957.)

Evelyn Latham Tripp

Mrs. Evelyn Latham Tripp, age 94, a resident of 403 Willows Court, Washington, died Sunday April 29, 2012 at her home.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Tuesday May 1, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Danny Allen. The family will receive friends following the service at the fellowship hall at the First United Methodist Church.   Mrs. Tripp was born in Beaufort County on March 18, 1918 to the late Jesse L. and Sarah “Bess” Mills Latham. On August 1, 1962 she married Richard W. Tripp and became the beloved mother of five children for fifty years. She was formerly employed in civil service with the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. during World War II. Following the war she moved to Greenville, NC and established the Merle Norman Studio which she owned and operated until her marriage. Mrs. Tripp was a long standing member of the First United Methodist Church and the Lucille Carter Circle.  Survivors include one son, Richard W. Tripp, Jr. and wife Marshall of El Paso, TX; four daughters, Sylvia Tripp of Greenville, Linda Poore and husband Larry of Bath, Patricia “Trish” Winrow and husband Gary of Ft. Myers, FL, Laura Smithwick and husband Oswald “Ozzie” of Washington; nephew William L. “Buzz” Cayton of Washington; nieces Jessica Collins Moore of Wakefield, VA and Sara Collins Kushner of San Rafael, CA; twelve grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, sisters, Hallene Latham Cayton, Zelma Latham Collins; and the mother of her children, Leggette Trueblood Tripp.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tripp family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Lola K. Tripp

Mrs. Lola K. Tripp, 66, of Chocowinity, died September 14, 2010.  A funeral service will be held on Friday September 17, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Service, Ayden. Burial will be in Manning family cemetery.  Lola was born October 11, 1943 in Beaufort County. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bernice Tripp. She was a member of New Hope Pentecostal Church, Belvoir, NC.  She is survived by her four sons: Wayne, Johnny and Martin Armstrong and Ken Armstrong and wife, Kathleen. Her two daughters, Angela Dennis and Pearlie Armstrong; two step-children, Tammy Warren and Nathan Tripp. She is also survived by two brothers, Leon Keech and Jerry Wayne Williams; four sisters, Ina Sullivan, Rena Williams, Isabelle Blake and Lois Wooten. She has 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and a very special dog, Faye Faye.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, Sept. 17, 2010)

Minnie Elizabeth Rowe Tripp
(Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - May 8, 1984;  Kindly submitted by her grandson, Rick Woolard who states that Minnie died May 6, 1984.)

Pentrowlia Tripp

Mrs. Pentrowlia “Pat” Tripp, 97, of Morehead City, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at Harborview Health Care Center in Morehead City.  A funeral will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in Soundview Original Free Will Baptist Church, Newport, with the Rev. Grady Simpson officiating. A graveside service will be conducted today at 3 p.m. in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mrs. Tripp was married to Joseph Edward Tripp Sr., who preceded her in death.  Survivors include one daughter, Gladys Bailey of Newport; one foster daughter, Marion Hall of Washington; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Edward Tripp Jr.; one daughter, Nancy Tripp Salmon and one grandson, Thomas Edward Bailey.  Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home, Morehead City.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, October 23, 2007)

Theodore L. Tripp

Mr. Theodore “Dodie” L. Tripp of 635 Gray Road, Chocowinity, died Monday, May 12, 2008, at home.  A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, with minister Joyce Moore officiating.  Mr. Tripp was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 14, 1927. He was the son of the late Joseph and Lucy Godley Tripp. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He was a member of Beech Grove Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Zena Tripp of New York; three sisters, Louise Tripp Langley of the home, Shelvry Jean Tripp Williams and Jessie L. Tripp O’Neal, both of Chocowinity; one brother, John W. Tripp of Chocowinity and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, May 17, 2008)

 Troy Lester Tripp

Mr. Troy Lester Tripp, 75, a resident of 3958 River Road, Washington, N.C., died Monday, June 9, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Reggie Braziel. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Mr. Tripp was born in Pitt County on July 27, 1932, son of the late Troy Lee Tripp and Rosa Clara Hodges Tripp. He served his country in the US Army. On June 30, 1956, he married the former Mary Jane Sutton who survives. Mr. Tripp retired in 1995 from National Spinning where he was employed as a mechanic for 41 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 15, lifetime member of D.A.V. and past member of the Moose Lodge in Washington. In addition to his wife, Mary Jane, of the home, he is survived by his daughter, Belinda Weinbrecht and her husband, Harold, of Cary and two granddaughters: Audrey and Cara Weinbrecht of Cary; his brother, William F. Tripp and his wife, Betty, of Panama City, Fla.; and his sister, Patricia Jones and her husband, Reynold, of Trenton. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert N. Tripp; and his sister, Inez Holton. The family will receive friends at Paul Funeral Home on Thursday 1-1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Tripp Family.  (Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Wednesday, June 11, 2008)

Roderick Sylvester Trueblood

CHOCOWINITY - Roderick Sylvester Trueblood, 84, of the 300 block of Old Blounts Creek Road, died Oct. 7, 2001. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Snowd Branch Church of God Cemetery, Washington, N.C. Paul Funeral Home, Washington, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 9, 2001)

Samuel Neal Trueblood

Dr. Neal Trueblood, age 79, died at home, 101 Justin Drive in Washington, NC on Nov. 6, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, Nov. 10th at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Reverend Kevin Johnson will officiate and a reception will follow the service in All Saint’s Hall.   Neal was born in Washington, DC on June 17, 1934 to the late Julian Moore Trueblood and Thelma Leggett Trueblood. He married Jean Duke on July 8, 1959. He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and served for several years as Scoutmaster of Troop 702, which was church sponsored. He was also on the Board of Directors of St. Peter’s Day School.  Neal graduated from Washington High School, attended East Carolina College for his pre-dental courses and graduated from Dental School at UNC Chapel Hill as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1959. He accepted a position in the Oral Diagnosis Department at UNC Dental School. Neal served his country as a medical officer in the US Air Force and was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS for 3 years before returning to Washington where he practiced dentistry for 44 years before retiring in 2003.  Professionally, Neal served his field at the local, district, state and national levels. He was a member of the Pamlico Dental Society, the NC Dental Society and the American Dental Society. He was recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and as served as secretary and treasurer of the NC Academy, later becoming its president.  Neal served for 6 years as a member of the National Continuing Education Council and attained Life Membership in the ADA for years of dedication to organized dentistry and the dental profession. He was also a charter member of the Monte Miska Study Club. In retirement, he served as a Literacy Volunteer of Beaufort County.  More endearing than his professional accomplishments, Neal gave graciously and was devoted to his family leaving a legacy including a love of God, a joy of family mealtime, a love of the sea, family vacations, a commitment to high moral standards… and quick wit. He loved cooking and his family and friends experienced a variety of cuisines dubbing him a Master Chef. His family was at his bedside as death approached and his rescue kitten, “Little Buddy,” kept a steadfast vigil curled at his feet.  Surviving him are his wife, Jean, a son, Phillip Frank Trueblood and his girlfriend Dee Lancaster and her daughter Courtney. Also surviving are his daughter, Jeannie Marsh Trueblood and her husband Wilbo Jones. Beloved grandchildren are Phil Jr., his wife Jessica as well as Will and Lila Jones. Great grandchildren are Braxton and Cassidy Trueblood. Surviving siblings are Minnie Sawyer and Laura Bell as well as several loving nephews and nieces. He especially loved his best friend, Dr. Billy Jackson (aka “Uncle Billy.”)  Deceased family members are a sister, Leggette Tripp, and a brother, Julian Trueblood.  His family will receive friends at Paul Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 9th between the hours of 3 and 5 pm.  Honoring Neal’s wishes, his pacemaker will be donated to the NC State School of Veterinary Medicine.  Neal and his family received high quality care from Vidant Hospice of Greenville; specifically Gail Norris and Edith Jones. These wonderful ladies were so loving and compassionate and gave invaluable care and assistance during his illness. Richard Young, MD, was excellent as his primary physician and friend. The Reverend Kevin Johnson was his Rector, Spiritual Advisor and faithful friend. Visits from him and Deacon Katherine Nicholls were so appreciated and uplifting.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Trueblood family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jeffrey Brock Tubaugh

Jeffrey Brock Tubaugh, born March 1, 1961, went to heaven Friday, June 3, 2011 after a courageous 6 year battle with melanoma. Jeff is loved and missed by his family including his parents, Harry and Betty Tubaugh, his wife of 25 years, Shelley, and his two daughters, Sarah and Rebecca. Other family members include: sister and brother in law Jennifer and Nick Maraveyias of Wilmington, brother and sister in law, Stephen and Hannah Tubaugh and nephews Jason and Phillip Maraveyias and Hodges and John Charles Tubaugh.   Jeff was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Washington. Jeff was a graduate of Washington High School, attended NC State and graduated from Elon University. He was a manager at National Spinning for 12 years. He most recently worked for Beaufort Community College as the Customized Training Coordinator. Jeff was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, a Mason, as well as past member, President and Paul Harris Fellow of the Washington Rotary. He was a past board member of the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation and current Board President of the Shepard Cancer Foundation. His time with the Cancer Foundation has meant so much to Jeff because it was a way he felt he could give back just a little of the blessings he has received and help others who were less fortunate and who were suffering. Jeff had a tremendous love of all things outdoors: hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, boating, canoeing, and mountain climbing—he diligently and happily shared this with his family, passing along this love. He also had a great spirituality and enjoyed participating in the Walk to Emmaus and his Wednesday morning mens’ reunion bible study group. He also loved his time with the Senior High School Sunday School Class at church where he was delighted to share and grow with the young men and women. He was the assistant coach for girls’ varsity basketball at Terra Ceia Christian School, which brought him great joy as well, helping them win their conference title. He always said how much he has learned from these wonderful kids at church, at TCCS and his own sweet girls.   Jeff would not let himself be defined by his cancer but instead he viewed it as a challenge to overcome and to spur him on to seize the day and live fully in the present. As a family, he made sure we traveled and enjoyed fun time together no matter what we were doing, that would make memories for a life time for all of us. He gained strength and peace from God, family and friends and from God’s creation, nature. He was most happy by the pond, in the woods, or on a mountain trail. He planned and planted our farm with live oaks, an orchard with peach, apple and plum trees and a grove of pecans—knowing that he would not see them mature, but leaving them as a gift for the future for all of us. “Nothing fancy,” he would say, just real. Just like him.   A visitation will be held at Paul Funeral Home in Washington from 5 to 7 pm on Monday, June 6. The celebration of life service will be held at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00 am.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tubaugh family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ethel Godley Tucker

FORT WORTH - Ethel Godley Tucker, 98, a retired executive secretary for the Pitt County Board of Education in Greenville, N.C., died Saturday, June 6, 1998, in Fort Worth.  Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Cemetery in Greenville, N.C. Memorials: Ethel G. Tucker Scholarship Fund at Texas Christian University, or University Christian Church.  Ethel Tucker was born Feb. 14, 1900, in Chocowinity, N.C. She was the daughter of the late William and Annie Godley. She lived in Pitt County most of her life, for more than 80 years, and made Fort Worth her home in 1987. She was active in First Christian Church of Greenville, N.C., and was a member of University Christian Church in Fort Worth. She attended Barton College, in Wilson, N.C. She was the widow of Cecil Edward Tucker.  Survivors: Son, William E. Tucker and his wife, Jean, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Jan Tucker Scully, William E. Tucker Jr. and G. Vance Tucker; and six great-grandchildren.  Thompson's Harveson & Cole 702 Eighth Ave.  (Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX) – June 9, 1998; pg. 7)

Mamie Lee Tucker

Miss Mamie Lee Tucker, 62, of 310 W. Ninth St., Washington, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Beebe Chapel CME Church, Cherry Run Road, Washington, with the Rev. Joniece Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Miss Tucker was born in Pitt County on Jan. 15, 1945. She was the daughter of the late Mamie Tucker. She graduated from P.S. Jones High School in 1963. She was employed at Hamilton Beach and later at Jackie’s Place. She was a lifelong member of Beebe Chapel CME Church, where she served as an usher.  Survivors include two sisters, Alice Hardy and Gladys T. Moore, both of Washington; and two brothers, William O. Tucker and Fred Tucker, both of Washington.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nora Moore and Bernice Tucker.  The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Alice Hardy, 1004 Washington St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, January 11, 2008)

Joseph Peyton Tunstall

Mr. Joseph Peyton Tunstall, 91, of 104 Northwest Avenue, (North Shores), Washington, passed away at his home on October 8, 2008 after a brief illness.  He was the son of the late Phrocine Frisbee Tunstall of Belhaven, NC and Claude D. Tunstall of Greenville, NC. On August 10, 1943, he married Emily Bryan Squires, who preceded him in death. Surviving are his son, Dr. Joseph P. Tunstall, Jr. and wife Judy, and his daughter, Martha Gravely and husband Steve, all of Washington, NC; grandchildren, Joseph P. Tunstall, III, Esq. and wife Hilaria of Tarboro, NC, Jenny Tinklepaugh and husband Eugene of Rocky Mount, NC, Abbott Tunstall and wife Hillary of Greenville, NC, Chuck Gravely and fianc/ Tracy Reeves of Charlotte, NC, and Ross Gravely of Burlington, NC; and great-granddaughter Emily Bryan Tinklepaugh of Rocky Mount, NC. Beloved family include Libby Garris and husband A.J., and Bryan Ross and companion Gayle Clark, all of Washington, NC, Celia Batchelor and husband R.T. of Wilson, NC, and Hervey Ashe of Durham, NC.  Joe was born on February 10, 1917 in Greenville, NC. At an early age he moved to Belhaven where he attended public school. In school he played football, basketball and baseball. Joe enjoyed his childhood in Belhaven and life on the Pungo and Pamlico rivers. From the age of nine, he always held one or two jobs. When he was eleven years old, he built a rowboat and at fourteen he built a 16 foot sailboat. He stayed on the river whenever he had the opportunity. In 1935, he graduated from Belhaven High School. With the money he saved in high school, a scholarship and the jobs he held, he worked his way through UNC-Chapel Hill. He was a charter member and president of the student branch of the NC Pharmaceutical Association and a member of the Phi Delta Chi Fraternity. At graduation, he received the Buxton Williams medal for campus citizenship and scholarship.  In 1939, Joe graduated from the school of Pharmacy at UNC-Chapel Hill. He returned home to Belhaven to work at O’Neal’s Drug Store, where he worked in high school. From there, he moved to Washington and began his fifty-two years career with Tayloe Drug Company.  In the field of pharmacy, he was a Charter Member and officer in the North Carolina Northeast Pharmacy Club. He was inducted in the prestigious North Carolina Academy of Pharmacy and served on the NC Pharmacy Foundation Board for needy students. He was elected to the statewide Executive Board of the NC Pharmacy Association. Joe was inducted into the Fifty Year Club of the Pharmacy Association and was elected to serve as permanent Secretary-Treasurer of the class of 1939.  Joe loved and supported Washington and Beaufort County and devoted much time giving to it. He was on the committee that visited Florida prior to PCS Phosphate locating in Aurora. He was on the fundraising committee that made it possible to have ferry transportation to the phosphate plant.  Joe was a charter member and Vice-President of the Washington Jaycees, Vice-President on the Washington Chamber of Commerce Board, an officer in the Washington Merchants Association, a member of the Local Housing Authority Board, a member of the United Way Board, the American Cancer Board, the American Heart Association Board and served many years on the Beaufort County Board of Health and the Salvation Army Board of Advisors. He was appointed several times to the First United Methodist church Board and was elected to two terms as Chairman. He served on the Beaufort County Community College Foundation Board. He served on the steering committee for county water, and served as Beaufort County Representative on the Five County Council on Aging. He was a member of the Friends of Brown Library, Pamlico Tar River Foundation, the Beaufort County Arts Council, Bath Historical Association and Washington Yacht and Country Club. Joe was a Red Cross driver for cancer patients. He served as a Sergeant in the North Carolina State Guard during WWII.  He enjoyed genealogy and was a member of the John and Betty More Association, established in 1890, and the Frisbee Family Association. He was a member of the Ramblers Supper Club and a charter member of the Monday Night Poker Club for over 40 years.  A funeral service will be on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church on West 2nd Street, with the Rev. Danny Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers are Joseph Tunstall, III, Abbott Tunstall, Chuck Gravely, Ross Gravely, Eugene Tinklepaugh, and Bryan Ross. Serving as honorary pallbearers are A.J. Garris, Frank Johnston, Dr. Fred Howdy, Shields Harvey, Mack Jones, Dr. McRay Jones, Mayhew Cox, Danny McNeil, Ryland Tankard, Mike Calfee, Harold Lane, Jesse Smith, Ward Gross, Hal Woolard, and the employees of Tayloe’s Hospital Pharmacy.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 9, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East in Washington. The family will receive visitors at other times at the home.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Tunstall family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, October 9, 2008)

Thomas McRoy Tunstall

Thomas (Tommy) McRoy Tunstall, 57, of the Edward community, died Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C. as result of an accident in Craven County.  Tommy graduated from Aurora High School and N.C. State University. He was a avid fan and supporter of N.C. State University.  He was owner of Tom’s Mobile Homes of Edward and active member of the Aurora Fire and Rescue Department.  He will be greatly missed by family, friends and some of the widows of the community that called on him for help at times.  Tommy was preceded in death by his parents Thomas M. Tunstall and Mary Godley Tunstall.  He is survived by his wife, Trula Hopkins Tunstall; sister, Diane Tunstall Whalen and husband Harry Whalen; niece, Elizabeth Whalen and nephew, Jonathon Whalen of Okemos, MI., Brother, Joe Thomas Tunstall of Stacy; Aunts, Reba Tunstall Canady and Margaret Tunstall Howerin of New Bern and many nieces and nephews that loved him and will greatly miss him.  There will be a celebration of Tommy’s life on Mon., Oct. 9 at 2 p.m., Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Phillip Lewis, Rev. Robert Cayton and Rev. Charles Brown, Sr. officiating.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, October 6, 2006)

Edith Cartwright Wiley Turner

PINK HILL — Edith Cartwright Wiley Turner, 88, of 304 N. Central Avenue, died Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. She was born December 8, 1921 to the late Clarence and Mattie Cartwright in Bath, N.C. She was a loyal member of Pink Hill Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and former Sunday School teacher. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and affectionately known as “Gam” to many. She will be fondly remembered as a dedicated teacher and librarian in Lenoir County Schools where she devoted 36 years to her career and most importantly to children she loved.  She was preceded in death by husbands, Frank Scott Wiley and William Graham Turner; and son, Frank Scott Wiley, Jr.  She is survived by her daughter, Sue Wiley Novicki and husband Greg of Pink Hill; grandchildren, Paul Wiley Novicki and Scott Wiley Novicki of the home, Bonnie Jeanne Berg and husband Steve of Winnabow; great-grandchildren, Brittney and Steven Berg of Winnabow.  Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2010, at Pink Hill Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Pink Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ann Brinson and the Rev. Dr. Jerry Bron officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.  Arrangements by Pink Hill Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News – Friday, January 8, 2010)

Mary Kilby Turner

Mary Kilby Turner, 73, of the 8000 block of W. Glen Road, retired owner and operator of Candlelight Gift Shop at Wards Corner, died June 25, 1992, in a Virginia Beach nursing home.  Mrs. Turner was also a former saleswoman at the Old Virginia Ham Shop for 13 years. She was born in Bath, N.C., and was a member of Living Word Pentecostal Holiness Church and Senior Citizens Club. She was the widow of Howard Vincent Turner.  Survivors include two daughters, Ann Pittman of Norfolk and Marie Tyer of Burlington, N.C.; two sisters, Mildred Woolard and Alva K. McPhearson, both of Chesapeake; a brother, J.W. Kilby of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and four grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Cox Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill C. Terry. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Cox Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – June 27, 1992; pg. D2)

Retha W. Turner

Retha W. Turner of the 1400 block of Ramsey Rd. in Norfolk, Va., died in her home on Thursday, March 2nd.  Mrs. Turner was born in Washington, N.C. She was a member of the Bayview Baptist Church. She was the widow of Clyde Turner and the daughter of Lina Jane Whitaker and William J. Whitaker (both deceased).  She is survived by her only child, Lillian Jane Massey, a son-in-law, Richard E. Massey, Sr., a grandson, Richard E. (Dickie) Massey, Jr. (all of Norfolk, Va.), one sister, Mrs. Maedell Wilkins of Leesburg, Fla., and one brother, Mr. Herman Whitaker of Eugene, Ore.  She leaves behind many loving friends and in-laws, including Mrs. Gloria Whitaker, Mr. Marvin Ross, Mr. Kenneth Wilkins, Mrs. Jean Swanick, Mrs. Bertha Boyd, Mrs. Charlotte Levin, Mrs. Gladys Hudson, Mrs. Anita Wright, Ms. Sharon McCray, Mrs. Campin Price, Mrs. Irene Byrd, Mrs. Lisa Romano, Ms. Sallie Smith, Ms. Donna Standin, Mrs. Diane Suffa and Mrs. Margaret Jenkins, and all the kind and loving friends from the Martha Sunday School Class. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews, including Mr. Wayne M. Ross, Mrs. Sandra W. Myers, Mrs. Judy W. Geiger and Mrs. Jean W. Marquis.  The family will be at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday night. A graveside service will be conducted by the Revs. Hennie Becker and V.E. Byrd at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Monday, the 6th of March at 11 a.m. (time may change).  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 4, 1995; pg. B4)

Timothy Duane Turner

Mr. Timothy Duane “Tim” Turner, age 52, a resident of Washington, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at his home.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be conducted by Rev. Doug Batchelor.  Tim was born in Wilson County on September 5, 1959 to Preston and Pat Bridgers Turner. He was a 1978 graduate of Washington High School and was a supervisor for Turner Pest Control.  Survivors include his parents, Preston and Pat Turner of Washington; his brother, Ronnie Turner of Washington, his sister, Cheryl “Lynn” Turner Jones of Washington and his real dear friend, Karen Boyd of Greenville.  The family will receive friends Friday, August 24, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Turner Pest Control, 202 N. Bridge Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Turner family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

David Tuten, Jr.

Mr. David Tuten Jr., 75, of 173 Louden Road, Aurora, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Matthew Free Will Baptist Church, Bonnerton, with pastor Demetris Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memory Cemetery, Blounts Creek.  Mr. Tuten was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 18, 1933. He was the son of the late Lela Bell Moore Tuten and David Tuten Sr. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He retired from Singer Furniture Co., Chocowinity. He also worked at Heilig Meyers Co., Aurora, until it closed. He was a member of St. Matthew Free Will Baptist Church, Bonnerton, where he served as a deacon.  Survivors include four brothers, Moses Lee Moore, William Moore, Hilton Tuten and Joseph Brown and three sisters, Melvinia Roberson, Annie Adams and Margaret Moore.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the home and also at the home of his niece, Maxine Glenn, 1739 Minor Run Road, Edward.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, January 16, 2009)

Herod Tuten

Mr. Herod Tuten, 77, a resident of Two Rivers Nursing Center and formerly of Blounts Creek, died Monday, July 28, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern.  A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, with the Rev. Serinus Willis officiating.  Mr. Tuten was born in Beaufort County on June 11, 1931. He was the son of the late William A. Tuten and Sallie K. Tuten Birt. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He was married to Addie Blango Tuten, who preceded him in death. He was a member of Saint Francis Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Bobby T. Minor of New Bern; and two stepchildren, Frank Blango and Lucille B. Ganues, both of Arapahoe.  He was preceded in death by one step-son, Eddie Blango and several siblings.  The family will receive friends Friday from 5-6 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, July 31, 2008)

Shirley Cayton Twiddy

Shirley Cayton Twiddy, 74, of the 1000 block of West Elizabeth St., a retired cook, died Oct. 26, 1990, in a Delaware hospital.. Mrs. Twiddy, a native of Beaufort County, N.C., had retired from Copeland's Grill. She was a member of First Christian Church and was the widow of Glenn Marshall Twiddy. Survivors include three daughters, Elaine T. Cartwright of Laurel, Del., Gwendolyn T. Speckman of Fremont, Calif., and Brenda H. Clark of Cary, N.C.; a son, Royce T. Harris of Winterville, N.C.; a sister, Gentry C. Copeland of Elizabeth City; two brothers, Alva Cayton of Winterville and Jess Cayton of Greenville, N.C.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Bill Roberts. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. Friends may join the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 27, 1990; pg. B2)

Marcia Singleton Twyford

DELAND - Marcia Singleton Twyford, 93, of Old Daytona Road, a resident since 1980, died at the home of her caretaker in DeLand.  Mrs. Twyford, a homemaker, was born in Bath, N.C., and moved to this area from Melbourne. She was a member of the Plymouth Avenue Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She also was a volunteer for the American Red Cross during World War II.  Survivors include two sons, Thomas Twyford, Atlanta, and Robert Singleton, Baker, W.Va.; two sisters, Mary Dula, Bonita Springs, and Lillian Marshall, Juno, Alaska; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Altman-Long, DeBary, is in charge.  (Daytona Beach News-Journal (Daytona Beach, FL) – February 5, 2003)

George Taylor Tyer

Mr. George Taylor Tyer, age 79, a resident of 2153 Herring Run Road, Blounts Creek, died Sunday March 30, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Weston Family Cemetery in Blounts Creek and will be conducted by Howard Waters.  Mr. Tyer was born in Pitt County on September 6, 1934 to the late George and Mary Allred Tyer. On January 21, 1995 he married Catherine Weston who preceded him in death. On May 22, 2004 he married Mary Cavanagh who survives. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam and retired as a Staff Sergeant after 23 years of service. He then went on to receive an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Central Carolina Community College in Sanford and became a Deputy Sheriff in Harnett County. He was a member of the VFW, DAV and Elizabeth Chapel Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife, Mary C. Tyer, one daughter, Gladys Jean Tyer of Angier, NC, four sons, Mitchell Owen Tyer of Angier, NC, Richard Bowen Tyer of Lillington, NC, John Taylor Tyer of Fort Dix, NJ, George Edward Tyer of Lillington, NC, seven step sons, David Cavanagh, Denver, CO, SGT. Shane Cavanagh of Colorado Springs, CO, Daniel Cavanagh of Chocowinity, Jason Cavanagh of New Bern, Quentin Cavanagh of Greenville, SC, Forrest Clint Batchelor of Syracuse, NY and Johnnie Batchelor of Blounts Creek, one brother, John Lee Tyer of Phenix, AL, one sister, Anna Belle Richardson of Grandy, NC, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Tyer and one sister, Mollie Belle Tyer.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 8:30pm Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at 204 E. 15th St., Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tyer family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lucille Tyer

Miss Lucille Tyer, 78, of 427 E. 12th St., Washington, died Friday, July 21, 2006, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home of Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakdale Cemetery with Norman Miller officiating. The body will lie in state for viewing at Paul Funeral Home of Washington today through 9:30 a.m. Monday.  Miss Tyer was born in Pitt County on Jan. 9, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Henry Webster Tyer and Maud Cox Tyer. She was a retired fire tower observer with the N.C. Forestry Service.  Survivors include one brother, Woodrow Tyer of Washington; four sisters, Marie T. Patrick of Washington, Susie T. Dupre of New Bern, Judy T. Long of Apex and Jane T. Thiel of Ayden.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Webster “Buddy” Tyer.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, July 23, 2006)

Rena Foster Tyer

Ms. Rena Foster Tyer, age 62, a resident of 678 Old Pamlico Beach Road West, Belhaven, died Friday, August 1, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, August 4, 2014 at Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill, conducted by Dean Fulford, Jr.  Ms. Tyer was born in Beaufort County on August 2, 1951. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Foster and Ada Meekins Foster. Ms. Tyer was a homemaker. She loved working in her yard, enjoyed her flowers, and picking up sea shells at the beach.  Ms. Tyer is survived by her daughter and the “joy of her life”, Katrina Tyer of Atlantic Beach; her sister, Velma Huggins and her husband, Leo of Pamlico Beach; three nieces, Glenda Bryson Hopkins and husband, Robbie of Pamlico Beach, Teresa Bryson Woolard and husband, Kenny of Pinetown, Lisa Bryson Jones and husband, Stanley of Washington; and several great nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Ms. Tyer was preceded in death by her son, Jeremy Blake Tyer.  The family will receive friends at Ms. Tyer’s home, 678 Old Pamlico Beach Road West, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Tyer family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Sue Wallace Tyer

Mrs. Sue Wallace Tyer, 63, of 118 N.E. 46th St., Oak Island, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Hillside Funeral Service in Washington, with the Rev. Curtis White officiating.  Mrs. Tyer was born on August 14, 1944, in Bath. Her parents were the late Purvis and Lena Woolard Wallace. Following graduation from East Carolina University, she held teaching positions in Beaufort County, Fayetteville and Kinston City school systems.  Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Arthur Tyer and Dean Thomas Tyer, both of Oak Island; and a sister, Sylvia S. Winfrey, of Newport News, Va.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour. Inurnment will be private and at a later date.  Arrangements are by Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home in Southport and Hillside Funeral Service in Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – April 20, 2008)

Woodrow Tyer

Mr. Woodrow Tyer, 73, of 828 Cherry Road, Washington, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Derik Davis officiating.  Mr. Tyer was born in Pitt County, the son of the late Webster and Maude Cox Tyer. He attended the Pitt County Schools and served in the Army. He married the former Lou Alligood, who preceded him in death Feb. 6, 2000. He was a truck driver for Washington Beverage Company at the time of his retirement. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.  Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Tyer of Washington and Lt. Commander Donald Tyer of Kailua, Hawaii; three sisters, Jane Thiel of Ayden, Judy Long of Apex and Susie Dupree of New Bern and one grandchild.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Tyer and two sisters, Lucille Tyer and Marie Patrick.  The family will receive friends Friday from 10-10:45 a.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, January 14, 2009)

Lillian L. Tyndall

Lillian L. Tyndall, 81, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 1, 2002). Born in Washington, N.C., she moved to Tampa in 1952. She was a waitress in the Tampa area for more than 35 years, was a companion and caretaker for the elderly, and was Baptist. Survivors include four daughters, Linda French, Atlanta, Joyce Ann Houston, Virginia, Barbara Moore, Floral City, and Judy Morris, Tampa; a son, Philip Kirkman Tyndall, Tampa; two brothers, Gilbert Singleton, Virginia, and Elmer Griffin, North Carolina; two sisters, Addie Rutledge and Idonia Andrews, both of Washington, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – September 4, 2002; pg. B7)

Thelma Lee Woolard Tyndall

Mrs. Thelma Lee Woolard Tyndall, age 70, a former resident of Washington, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Heritage Health Care in Farmville.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home and Crematory, Washington, conducted by Rev. Gordon L. Braxton, Jr. and Bobby Andrews. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Roger Braddy, Rodney Braddy, Timmy Sutton, Doug Alligood, Roger Woolard, and Melvin Hales.  Mrs. Tyndall was born in Beaufort County on February 23, 1941. She was the daughter of the late Julian Thomas Woolard and Olive Woolard. Mrs. Tyndall graduated from Bath High School. She worked at McClellan’s, Smith Brothers and as a nurse’s assistant at Britthaven Nursing Home. Mrs. Tyndall was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ. She had a passion for helping older people.  On August 25, 1958, Mrs. Tyndall married John Winston Tyndall, who survives.  Surviving with her husband are one son, John Allen Tyndall of Greenville; a brother, Leroy Woolard of Washington; and two sisters, Connie Winstead of Bath, Nelda Bennett of Aurora.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tyndall was preceded in death by a two sisters, Janice Marie Woolard and Aleta Gail Woolard.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Monday, June 13, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at the home, 114 W. Victoria Court, Unit C, Greenville.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tyndall family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joseph Luther Tyre

Mr. Joseph Luther “Joe Boy” Tyre, 68, of 2107 View Nicholson Road, Williamston, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Walker Funeral Home, Williamston, with the Revs. Roger Leggett, Garrett Baker and Dale Minton officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with military honors.  Mr. Tyre was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 7, 1938. He was the son of Pauline Hardison Tyre and the late John Joseph Redden Tyre. On Aug. 11, 1963, he married Shirley Ayers, who survives. He was an Army veteran. He was a farmer and retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation as a moto-grader operator after 31 1/2 years of service. He was a board member of Cherry Island Gun Club. He was a member and deacon of Community Christian Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Teasha Tyre Lewis of Williamston and Kelly Tyre Gurganus of Jamesville; one son, Joseph L. Tyre II of Williamston; three sisters, Velma T. Bradshaw of Tarboro, Melba T. Lilley of Jamesville and Mary T. Bonner of Williamston; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, Williamston, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, June 10, 2006)

Carol Dixon Tyson

Mrs. Carol Dixon Tyson, age 66, a resident of 1507 Dixon Road, Chocowinity, died Friday, January 26, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2007, from the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by the Rev. Owen Arthur Jr. and the Rev. Jesse Crisp. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Russell Tyson, Mike Beacham, Earl Tyson, Doug Oakley, Richard Potter, Randy Tyson and Bobby Perry.  Mrs. Tyson was born in Beaufort County on July 17, 1940. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd Odell Dixon and Reba Warren Dixon. Mrs. Tyson was a retired quality control inspector with Singer Furniture in Chocowinity.  Mrs. Tyson was a very active member of the Memorial Free Will Baptist Church. She served as the Young Adult Sunday School Class teacher for several years and was currently the assistant teacher. Mrs. Tyson was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the church and the Christian Education Council.  On June 6, 1959, Mrs. Tyson married Herman Webster Tyson, who survives.  Surviving with her husband are her daughter, Brenda Hill and husband Mike of Chocowinity; her son, Lloyd Tyson of Chocowinity; two grandsons, Michael Tyson and his wife, Christina, of Greenville, Kevin Hill of Chocowinity; and her sister, Lynette Beeman and her husband, Loren, of Chocowinity.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2007, at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Tyson family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, January 29, 2007)

John Scott Tyson

Mr. John Scott Tyson, age 99, a former resident of Slatestone Road, Washington died Tuesday February 15, 2011 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Center of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday February 18, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. Owen Arthur and Rev. Bill Mobley. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Steve Tyson, Lloyd Tyson, Randy Tyson, Jason Tyson, Charles Banks and John Waters.  Mr. Tyson was born in Hyde County on January 9, 1912 son of the late Charles Russell Tyson and the late Sarah Sawyer Tyson. He married the former Beatrice Jones on October 14, 1935 who preceded him in death on November 4, 1990. Mr. Tyson was a retired farmer, owner and operator of Tyson Salvage and a member of Memorial Free Will Baptist Church of Chocowinity.  Survivors include three daughters: Elizabeth T. Kornegay of Washington, Hazel T. Waters of Pinetown and Betty Beacham and her husband Mike of Washington; three sons: Russell Tyson and his wife Janice of Washington, Herman W. Tyson of Chocowinity and Earl Tyson of Washington; fourteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Mr. Tyson was preceded in death by two sons, two grandchildren one great grandchild three brothers and two sisters.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday February 17, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mr. Tyson’s son Herman.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Tyson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Sheila Florence Hodges Tyson

Mrs. Sheila Florence Hodges Tyson, age 59, a resident of 9199 Hwy. 17 N., Washington, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2009.   Funeral services will be 3:30 pm Sunday, December 6, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Drew Smith, Will Smith, Dennis Smith, Troy Tyson, Steve Canady and Grant Stewart will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Tyson was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 19, 1950 to the late Alex and Iris Howard Hodges. On September 12, 1982 she married Bernice Earl Tyson who survives. She was employed for many years as a cashier for Piggly Wiggly. Mrs. Tyson was a member of Old Ford Church of Christ.  Survivors include her husband, Bernice Tyson of the home, her son, A.J. Tyson of the home, one step-son, Jason Tyson of New Bern and three grandchildren, Cody Webb, Austin Wade Tyson and Romelo. She was preceded in death by one step-son, Bernice Wade Tyson.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 until the time of the funeral service at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Tyson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Steven Wayne Tyson

Mr. Steven Wayne “Steve” Tyson, age 54, a resident of Washington died Sunday March 30, 2014 at the home of his sister in Greenville, NC.  A memorial service will be held 7 PM Wednesday April 2, 2014 at Memorial Free Will Baptist Church of Chocowinity officiated by Rev. Owen Arthur.  Steve was born in Geary County, KS on October 2, 1959, son of John Russell Tyson and Janice Boyd Tyson. He was a graduate of Washington High School and studied welding at Beaufort County Community College. Steve was a member of Covenant Community Church of Washington.  In additional to his parents, Steve is survived by his sisters: Deborah Donnelly and husband Mike of Granville County and Robin Suggs and husband Joseph of Greenville; his grandmother: Pearl Respess Boyd and his niece: Sara Jackson of Chocowinity.  The family will receive friends beginning at 6:00 until the funeral hour at the church.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tyson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Willie James Tyson, Sr.

Mr. Willie James Tyson, Sr., age 77, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held 2:00p.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. Keith Hudson and Rev. Doug Batchelor. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Leon Norman, Keith Manning, Lee Manning, Harold Tyson, Jr., Mark Singleton, Jr., and Brandon Singleton will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Tyson was born in Pitt County on January 12, 1936, to the late William Jessie Tyson and Ruby Mae Lofton Tyson. On December 27, 1978, Mr. Tyson married Goldie Marie Dunn Tyson, who survives. Mr. Tyson worked as a federal firefighter in Chicago, Illinois and Cherry Point, NC for 17 years and was self-employed in the auto body repair business.  In addition to his wife of the home, Mr. Tyson is survived by five daughters, Julie Williams, Jeannie Singleton and husband Ray, Tina Singleton and husband Mark, Cindy and Natalie, four sons, Larry Tyson and wife Joanie, Michael Tyson, Kevin Dunn, Brian Dunn and wife Esther, a brother, Harold Tyson and wife Carolyn three sisters, Louise Norman, Joyce Smith and husband James and Ruby Manning and husband Carlton and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Tyson is preceded in death by a son Willie James Tyson, Jr., and a brother, Billy Ray Tyson.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of Tina and Mark Singleton, 5441 Clarks Neck Road, Washington, NC 27889.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tyson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

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