Ann Temple Sawyer, 86, of Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at her residence. A native of Perquimans County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Earl B. Hollowell and Lessie C. Hollowell and was widow of the late Bailey S. Temple and Davis M. Sawyer. Mrs. Sawyer was a member of Newland United Methodist Church, Newland United Methodist Women and a former member Elizabeth City Lions Club. Her love was cooking for family and friends and making pound cakes.
She is survived by daughter, Earline T. Stallings and husband Paul; daughter-in-law, Mary S. Temple and friend Ron Stevens; niece, June T. Sale and husband Bill; nephew, Johnnie M. Temple and wife Michele; grandchildren, Brian Stallings, Andrea Temple-Godfrey and husband Damon, Christy Bailey and husband James, Lisa Bailey and husband Kevin, Dean Stallings and wife Ashley; and great grandchildren, Ashlyn, Lillie, Emma and Camille Bailey, Mason Stallings and Hanna Alexopoulos. Besides her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by son, Willie C. Temple; sister and brother-in-law, Artie Mae and Tommie Temple, and brother John E. Hollowell.
The family would like to thank special caregivers, Barbara Woodberry, Earline Whitehurst, Mia Roundtree, Madeline Reagle and Lynnette Beasley.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Rev. Josh Horne and Rev. Dr. Jerry Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the funeral home lobby. A visitation will be held Friday evening, September 8, 2017 from7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Twiford Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Newland United Methodist Church, c/o Jimmy Pike, 955 Hall’s Creek Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or Newland Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Paul Stallings, 559 Hwy 158, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is assisting the Sawyer family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.
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