Isabell Shenefiel Estus

Isabell Shenefiel Estus

Isabell Shenefiel Estus, 91, a former resident of Pasquotank Station Road, Elizabeth City, N.C. died Monday. March 3, 2008 at W. R. Winslow Memorial Home. Mrs. Estus was born in Elkhart, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Oscar Shenefiel and Helen Fairbanks Shenefiel. She was a retired registered nurse and attended the Victory Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert William Estus.

Survivors included her sons; Carl Robert Estus and wife Jean of Elizabeth City, N. C. William Paul Estus and wife JoAnne of Ridgeway, PA., Oscar James Estus of Moyock, N. C. and Arthur Aaron Estus of Falconer, N. Y. and fifteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Estus wish was to be cremated and the family have a private prayer service at a later date. You may sign the on line register at www.twifordfh.com 252-335-4395

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Ambrose “Tinse” Wilson Toler

Ambrose “Tinse” Wilson Toler

Ambrose ‘Tinse’ Wilson Toler, age 90, was born February 10, 1918 went to be with his Lord, whom he had served faithfully for over 70 years, on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 1:45 pm at Albemarle Hospital. He was the son of the late Kizzie Wilson Jones and Ambrose Bright Toler and widow of the late Madaline Trueblood Boyce Toler.

Mr. Toler was a retired bookkeeper of the M.R. White Lumber Company and the Johnson & Sons Lumber Company. He was a faithful member of the Pearl Street Pentecostal Church and formerly served as organist, board member and treasurer. He had a beautiful baritone voice and sung solos in many churches locally and afar, as well as many weddings and funerals. He enjoyed restoring and repairing organs, pianos, and other musical instruments and tuned pianos for many area residents.

At the age of 69, Mr. Toler married our mother and grandmother and became beloved ‘Pop’ to one daughter, Joyce Ann Jernigan and two sons, William ‘Birdseed’ Boyce and wife Janice, and James Boyce and wife Phyllis. He also became the beloved ‘Grandpa’ to seven grandchildren, Debbie Willis and husband Donnie, Keith Boyce and wife Elanie, Dennis Boyce and wife Becca, Vestel Pendleton and husband Wayne, Sandra Osborne and husband Fred, Janet Chaulk and husband Ken, and Kevin Boyce and wife Joanna; twenty-one great grandchildren, Miles and Maddie Chaulk, Amber Meads and husband Tim, Morgan Willis, Joshua, Caitlyn, Joel, and Benjamin Pendleton, Chelsea, Zackery, Olivia, Owen, Dean, Savannah, Jackson, and Jaelin Boyce, Kali, Elizabeth, Justin, Ella and Oleisha Osborne. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Toler was preceded in death by two sisters, Penny Jewell and Sarah Ellen Harris and two brothers, David and Conrad Toler.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 4:00 pm in Pearl Street Pentecostal Church with Rev. Dennis Boyce officiating and Pastor Roger Edwards assisting. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Wednesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 and at other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. William Boyce, 121 West Hunters Trail, Elizabeth City, NC. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.

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Austin West

Austin West

Austin Mathias West, 71, passed away Monday, March 3, 2008 in Norfolk, VA. after a courageous battle with dementia.

He was born in Currituck County, North Carolina, April 20, 1936 and was the son of the late Luther Burbank West and Elizabeth Austin West. He served in the U. S. Air Force and worked with Union Oil in Alaska until his retirement in 1996.

Austin is survived by his daughter, Pamela West, whom he adored, and her mother, Joan West of Currituck, N.C., his sisters Shirley West Arledge and husband Don of Tryon, N. C. and Lillian West Wetherington of Currituck,
N.C.

As a testament to his giving nature he donated his body to the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C. for the advancement of medical education and research.

The family asks that you join them for visitation on Friday, March 7, 2008 from 7:00 P. M. to 8:00 P. M. at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Camden Education Foundation, 174 North 343, Camden, N. C. 27921 or Kid’s First, P. O. Box 23, Elizabeth City, N. C. 27907.

A special thanks to the staff at Autumn Care, Great Bridge VA., and Autumn Care, Norfolk, VA, for their care and concerns, and to a special caregiver Tina Cherry, Moyock, N. C.

Rest in peace Dad, you are forever in our hearts.

Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is assisting the West family with arrangements. You may sign the on line register at www.twifordfh.com.

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Euna “Betsy” Smith

Euna “Betsy” Smith

Elizabeth City, NC

Euna ‘Betsy’ Hughes Smith, 78 of Rivershore Road, Elizabeth City,
N. C. died Monday, March 3, 2008 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Smith was born in Bertie County, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late James Willie Hughes and Alice Baker Hughes and the widow of the late Clayton Maxey Smith. She was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, and was a retired registered nurse with Albemarle Hospital. She implemented the Infection control program and was affectionately known as ‘Bug Lady’.

Survivors included her daughter; Cheryl Sawyer and husband Phil of Camden, NC her son Barry M. Smith of Greenville, NC her sisters; Peggy H. Byrum of Elizabeth City, NC and Tressie Bunch Walston of Edenton, N. C. her four grandchildren Philip Sawyer, II and Clayton Sawyer both of Camden, NC Jennifer Lebruska of Topeka, KS and Daphine Smith of Greenville, NC, one great granddaughter Makayla Lebruska of Topeka, KS. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary Alice Hess, and her brothers Sidney Hughes, Manley Hughes and Raleigh Frank Hughes.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. James Clark officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 5, 2008 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel.

Flowers are appreciated or you may direct memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Twiford funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the family with arrangements. You may sign the on line register at www.twifordfh.com 252-335-4395

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David Michael “Lurch” Sawyer

David Michael “Lurch” Sawyer

David Michael ‘Lurch’ Sawyer, 52, of 110 South Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC, died Sunday, March 02, 2008 at his residence. Mr. Sawyer was born in Pasquotank County and was the son of Robert Douglas Sawyer, Sr. and Barbara Ann Moore Sawyer. He was a painter.

Survivors are his parents Robert ‘Bobby D’ Sawyer, Sr. and Barbara Ann Moore Sawyer of Hertford, NC, his sisters; Sheryl S. White, Karen Sawyer, Ronda S. Forbes and husband Rusty all of Hertford, NC; and Connie S. White and husband Roscoe of Elizabeth City, NC, his brothers Robert D. Sawyer, Jr., and wife Charlotte of St. Louis, MO, and John D. Sawyer and wife Tammy of Elizabeth City, NC.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 2:00 P. M. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Rev Rick Lowery. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 5, from 7:00 to 8:00 P. M. at Twiford Funeral Home, and other times at the home of his parents 128 Sun Flower Lane, Woodville Community, Hertford, NC.

Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Sawyer with arrangements. You may sign the on line register at www.twifordfh.com 252-335-4395.

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Charles Ray Mathews

Charles Ray Mathews

Charles Ray Mathews, age 70, of 101 Trout Terrace, Grandy, NC, died Thursday, February 28, 2008 at his residence. A native of Currituck County, he was the son of the late Isaac Mathews and Mary Dowdy Mathews and the husband of Marilyn Jane Judge Mathews of the home. He was a member of Jarvisburg Church of Christ and a singing ministry to the local nursing homes.

Mr. Mathews is survived by two daughters, Anna Brickey and husband Allan of Norlina, NC and Lisa Otto and husband Zane of Virginia Beach, VA; a son, Donald Mathews of Toms River, NJ; a sister, Molly Mathews of Grandy, NC; a brother Johnnie Mathews of Hertford, NC; four grandchildren, Sabrina Daly, Adam Brickey, Aaron Mathews, Jenny Mathews; and one great grandchild Thomas Daly, V. He was pre-deceased by a sister and four brothers.

A memorial service will be at the Jarvisburg Church of Christ on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Minister Dennis Crehan officiating. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.

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Lonie Gray

Lonie Gray

Avon, NC

Lonie I. Williams Gray, 85, died Sunday, March 2, 2008 in Nags Head. Born in Avon, she was the daughter of the late Samuel I. And Lonie O’Neal Williams and was the widow of James I. Gray. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Williams. Mrs. Gray was a member of the Avon Worship Center.

Mrs. Gray is survived by two daughters, Wanda Gray Dokken of Manteo and Donna Gray Midgett and husband Carrol of Waves; a son, Jimmy I. Gray and wife Joy of New Jersey; a sister, Eula Pearl Beacham of New Bern; a brother, Johnny Ervin Williams of New Bern; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Avon Worship Center by Pastor Bryan Gray. Burial will be in the Scarborough-Gray Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM and at the Avon Worship Center on Wednesday at 12:00 PM until the funeral hour. A reception will be held at the church following the service.

Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Nancy Norman Crabb

Nancy Norman Crabb

Nancy Norman Crabb, 85, formerly of West Colonial Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC, died February 29, 2008 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Crabb retired from Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company after 33 years. She was a native of Washington County, North Carolina. Born December 9, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Annie Norman Davenport and James Thomas Norman. Mrs. Crabb was a former resident of Carolina Rest Home and W. R. Winslow Memorial Home. Mrs. Crabb was a member of First Christian Church. She preceded in death by her husband, William D. Crabb.

She is survived by sisters; Alethia N. Spry of Coinjock, Annette D. Peoples of Chesapeake, VA, Paula D. Meads of Elizabeth City, NC and Rebecca D. Evans of Cincinnati, Ohio and by brothers Seaton B. Norman of Laurel, MD Albert H. Norman of Orinda, CA and Paul S. Davenport, Jr. of Apex, NC. She is also survived by nieces Judy N. Radcliffe, Diana N. Muscarella, Jane S. Maloney, Ruth Ann Norman, Carol M. Boutwell, Brenda E. Shingleton, Suzanne D. Carr and by nephews: Michael Norman, Peter Norman, James Norman, Norman Meads, Ron Evans, Jr. and Paul S. Davenport, III, as well as several great nieces and nephews, a special caregiver, Linda Doxey. She was preceded in death by a niece, Nancy Kate Spry and a nephew, Charles Norman.

A funeral service will be held Monday, March 3, 2008 at 2:00 P. M.at Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City with Rev. Michael Barnes officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home lobby immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 701 Parsonage Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. You may sign the on line register at www.twifordfh.com 252-335-4395

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Gladys Mathias Taylor

Gladys Mathias Taylor

Gladys Mathias Taylor, 91, of Currituck, NC, died Friday, February 29, 2008, at Chesapeake General Hospital.

She retired as Postmaster of Currituck Post Office after 30 years of service. She was a charter member of the Coinjock Chapter # 218 Order of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by two sons, A. D. and wife, Sherrill of Currituck, and Carlyle and wife, Jonnie of Cumming, GA; ten grandchildren, Caroline Peter of Pittsboro,.Les Peter, Jr. of Goldsboro, Brooke Taylor Stotlar and husband Jay, Del Taylor and Jill Taylor all of Virginia Beach, VA, Bethany, Kyle, Richard, Ricci and Kennedy Taylor of Cumming, GA; two great-grandsons, Dayne and Cole Stotlar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton D. Taylor, Sr., her daughter, Irene Taylor Peter, her sister Thelma Mathias Boley, and her brother, Adrian Mathias..

A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 3, 2008, at 1:00 P. M. at the Pilmoor Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Scott Wilson-Parson officiating.

The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City on Sunday, March 2, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 P. M.

Memorials may be made to Pilmoor Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 65, Currituck, NC 27929.

Twiford Funeral Home. 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Taylor family with arrangements. You may sign the on line register www.twifordfh.com 252-335-4395

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Ruby Stanley

Ruby Stanley

Hertford, NC

Ruby Carroll Stanley, 89, of 121 Windmere Drive, Hertford, NC., died Monday, February 25, 2008 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Stanley was a native of Smithfield, VA; the daughter of Benjamin Goodrich and Mary Lankford Carroll and wife of the late Carl H. Stanley. She was a member of Piney Woods Friends Meeting in Belvidere, NC.

Mrs. Stanley is survived by a son, Charles B. Stanley and wife Hope Winslow Stanley of Hertford, NC; a sister Jenny Marie Gladden of Virginia Beacvh, VA; eight grand-children, Donalee Holston, Stephanie Stanle-Winslow, Richard Strouse, Denna Davis, Elizabeth Stanley-Cippriano, Hope Renee Reilly, Donald B. Reilly and Danna Reilly-Allison; 12 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Carolyn Marie McDonald.

A Memorial ‘Homecoming Celebration’ will be held Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 3:00 PM in Piney Woods Friends Meeting in Belvidere, NC with Pastor David Frank Carter officiating. The family will visit with friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service. The family will be at the residence located at 121 Windmere Drive, Hertford, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorial donations maybe to Piney Woods Friends Meeting, Belvidere, NC. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.

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