Iris Etheridge

Iris Etheridge

Surrounded by family and friends, Iris Earp Etheridge, 81, of 882 Shawboro Road, Shawboro, North Carolina, began the first day of her heavenly life on March 20, 2008. She was born on October 17, 1926, in Sampson County, North Carolina, to the late James Edger Earp, Jr. and Lela Pope Earp, and grew up in Dunn, North Carolina.

Iris was blessed to have spent the past 58 years dancing through life with the love of her life, Doc Horace Etheridge, Jr., her husband and best friend. She was the beloved mother of Owen Etheridge, Joe Etheridge and his partner, Laura Davis, all of Shawboro; Jane Etheridge of Southern Shores, and Le Ann Etheridge and husband, Pat McInerney, of Nashville, TN.

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Pope Etheridge and wife Nicole of Barco; Lindsey Etheridge-Tice and husband Gregory of Moyock; Will Small of San Diego, CA; and Zach Small of Southern Shores, NC; her great-grandchildren: Alexis Tice and Ashton Tice; her best friend and chosen sister, Carolyn Thrasher of Chesapeake, Virginia; her brothers and sisters: Warren C. Earp of Rocky Mount, NC; Bobby Earp, Rotholene (Roz) E. Lewis, Ruth E. Lee, and Patty E. Lockamy, all of Dunn, NC; Gerri Dorman of Selma, NC; and Cathryn (Kitty) E. Sexton of Fuquay, NC; and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by three brothers: Billy Earp, James E. Earp, Jr., and Deleyotte (Dee) Earp; and two sisters: Callie E. Allen, and Becky E. Hardison.

A Celebration of her life will be held Monday, March 24, 2008, at 1:00 pm in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina and with Dave Stormont and Reverend Charles Wellons officiating. Burial will follow later at the Etheridge Family Cemetery in Shawboro. The family will receive friends and family in the lobby of the funeral home immediately following the service and at other times at their residence, 882 Shawboro Road, Shawboro. The family welcomes flowers; however, anyone wishing may make a memorial donation in her memory to their favorite charity. Twiford’s Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Etheridge Family. To sign the online guest register, please visit http://www.twifordfh.com/.

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Thomas H. Nixon

Thomas H. Nixon

Nags Head, NC

Thomas H. Nixon, 56, of Nags Head, NC passed away on March 19, 2008, in a Chesapeake hospital, surrounded by his family. He had fought bravely against his illness for several years, going into remission twice. He was the son of the late W. Irvin Nixon and Marian W. Nixon, of Elizabeth City. He was born in Elizabeth City in 1951, and graduated from high school there, where he played football. After attending UNC, he moved to the Outer Banks, where he worked mostly as a commercial fisherman, because of his deep love for being on the water. ‘Tom’, as he was known to his friends and family, was an avid sportsman, who loved surf fishing, shrimping, hunting, and watching tournament basketball, particularly rooting for his favorite team, UNC.

Mr. Nixon is survived by his wife, Cassandra Minton Nixon of the residence; a sister, Mary Nixon Bruton and husband, V. Charles of Fremont, NC; a nephew, Charlie Bruton and wife, Kori; and niece, Catherine Bruton.

A graveside service will be held at Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Anyone wishing to remember Tom by making a contribution may do so by donating to the American Cancer Society, 930 B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.

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

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Charles Leamon Hardison, III

Charles Leamon Hardison, III

Charles Leamon Hardison, III, 76 of 203 Pinewood Drive, Camden, NC died Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at the Albemarle Hospital. He was born in Pasquotank Co., NC, the son of the late Charles Leamon Hardison, Jr. and Cora McKimmey Hardison. He was the husband of Melva Twiford Hardison for 52 years. He served in the U.S. Army, and retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. During his years of service Mr. Hardison was honored with the Lt. Robert A. Perchard Memorial Trophy, and he was the recipient of the Commanders award for Civilian Service. Mr. Hardison also retired as the Chief Media Graphics Director from the Aviation Technical Training Center. He was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church and a faithful choir member.

Besides his wife he is survived by, two daughters, Cori Glover and husband Bill of Shiloh, NC and Beth Riggs and husband Trent of Camden, NC. two sisters, Ann Alexander and Sharon Harris both of Elizabeth City, NC; six grandchildren; Amber Davis, Tyler Hassell, Morgan Hassell, Lindsey Glover, Chase Riggs, and Chelsea Riggs. Mr. Hardison was pre-deceased by a sister, Phyllis Hewitt.

A funeral service will be Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Camden United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Moehring officiating. William Clarence Jackson of VFW Post 6060 will provide military Honors, and burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Northside Chapel, 1115 North Road Street, Friday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, other times at the residence, and after the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Camden United Methodist Church Building Fund, 188 NC Hwy. 343 South, Camden, N. C. 27921. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com. Twiford’s Northside Chapel, 1115 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of the arrangements. 252-335-4395

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Mary C. Sawyer

Mary C. Sawyer

Mary C. Sawyer, age 89, of 111 Shore Drive, Shiloh, NC died Monday, March 17, 2008 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Sawyer, a native of Camden County, was the daughter of the late Charlie Burgess and Minnie Williams Burgess and the wife of Grover Lee Sawyer. She was a retired RN after thirty years at the Albemarle Hospital and a life-long member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Minnie S. Bullard and her husband Chuck of Bossier, LA; a daughter-in-law, Debbie L. Sawyer of Raleigh, NC; three grandchildren, Scott Sawyer, Mary Kathryn Daspit and husband Jimmie, and Jennifer Hennigan and husband Mike; and a great granddaughter, Hailey Hennigan. She was predeceased by a son, Grover Lee Sawyer, Jr.; a grandson, Ryan Sawyer; two sisters, Doris Burgess and Bethel Sawyer; and a brother Lonnie Burgess.

A graveside funeral service will be Friday, March 21, 2008 at 11:00 AM in Highland Park Cemetery with the Rev. David Combs officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and at other times at the residence of Marty and Mary Littman, 109 Shore Drive, Shiloh, NC. 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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Thomas L. Scheel

Thomas L. Scheel

Kill Devil Hills, NC

Thomas Leigh Scheel, 55, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in a Norfolk, VA hospital. Mr. Scheel was born in Richmond, VA the son of the late Charles Roger Scheel, Sr. and Christine Elizabeth Snell Scheel. He was a self-employed musician and played with Kevin Roughton as the Wilder Brothers for the past 21 years. He was a member of Liberty Christian Fellowship in Kill Devil Hills.

Mr. Scheel is survived by his wife Tiffany Parker Scheel and two daughters, Skyler Elise Scheel and Trinity Faith Scheel all of the residence; and a brother, Charles R. Scheel, Jr. of Creswell, NC.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at Liberty Christian Fellowship, 244 Williams Drive (off Colington Road), Kill Devil Hills, NC on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 11:00 am with Pastor John Hobbs officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to Tiffany Scheel, POB 3458, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.

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

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Herman Richard Hull

Herman Richard Hull

Herman R. Hull

Knotts Island- Herman Richard Hull, 64, died March 13, 2008. Memorial services for Mr. Hull will be private, however memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Heart Association at the request of the famiy.

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Edward Thomas Augsburger

Edward  Thomas Augsburger

Edward Augsburger, 77, of Rivershore Drive, Hertford, NC, died Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Albemarle Hospital. He was born in Bangor, ME, the son of the late Earl Augsburger and Mildred Bither Bulmer Augsburger and was the widower of Ann Ambriscoe Augsburger. He was a retired general foreman with the Smithsonian Institute, a member of the VFW Post 8148 and Bethlehem Church of Christ, and a veteran US Navy.

Survivors include his daughter Janet Mathews of Woodbridge, VA; four sons, Edward Earl Augsburger of Powell’s Point, NC, Jeffrey John Augsburger of Farmville, ME, Paul Wayne Augsburger of Linden, VA, and Wayne Augsburger of Hertford, NC ; six grandchildren; and three great-grand children.

The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Northside Chapel on Saturday, March 22, 2008 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM with military honors to be rendered by the William Clarence Jackson Post 6060 at 7:00 PM. Twiford’s Northside Chapel, 1115 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com.

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Rocco Saienni

Rocco Saienni

Wanchese, NC

Rocco Saienni, 56, of Wanchese, NC passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008 in a Norfolk, VA hospital. Rocco was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Paul and Susan Lloyd Saienni. Rocco’s beloved wife, Kathleen passed way in August 2007.

Mr. Saienni is survived by a daughter, Tasha Kathleen Saienni and a son, Rocco David Saienni, II both of Wanchese, NC; two sisters, Charlotte Churchill and Paula Seal both of Wilmington, DE; and three grandsons, Sean Paul Kelly, Chase Emery Hunt and Kaden David Saienni.

A memorial service will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 6:00 pm with Rev. Dr. David Dalton officiating.

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

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Newton M. Krause

Newton M. Krause

Newton M. Krause, 82, of 1800 Darian Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Ashland, KY to the late John Potts and Ethel Marie Bunch Krause. Mr. Krause retired from the US Navy as a Chief Petty Officer and a retired civil service employee. He was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church, a Life Member of the VFW Post 6060, member of the Fleet Reserve Association and a veteran of World War II.

Mr. Krause is survived by his wife, Katherine ‘Katie’ Spence Jones Krause of the home, one son, Brad Krause of Hertford, NC.

A private graveside will be held in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery by Rev. Haywood Gillikin. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Riverside United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 1693, Elizabeth City, NC 27906 or to the American Cancer Society, 404 Jessup Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. The family will be at their residence, 1800 Darian Drive, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Krause family. To sign the online guest register, please visit www.twifordfh.com.

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Wilma B. Russell

Wilma B. Russell

Wilma B. Russell, 91, of Elizabeth City, NC, died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Guardian Care Nursing Home. She was born in Perquimans County, NC, the daughter of the late Lang and Bell Humphlett Copeland and was the widow of Lindsey Richard Russell. Mrs. Russell was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church, worked as a trimmer for Supak for many years, and was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Survivors include her son, Joe Russell and wife Brenda of Elizabeth City, NC; two grandsons, Richard Russell and wife Kim of South Mills, NC, and Michael Russell and wife Rene of Camden, NC; and six great grandchildren, Ashley Russell, Adam Russell, Shelby Russell, Lindsay Russell, Joshua Russell, and Kayla Russell. Mrs. Russell was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Ann Russell, a son, Carlton Russell, three sisters, Lucille Lane, Annie Dail, and Bessie White, and a brother, Joe Copeland.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 4:00 P. M. at Highland Park Cemetery with Rev. Roland Cooper officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Monday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 P. M. and at other times at the residence of the son, 2001 Savins Road, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of funeral arrangements. To sign the online register, visit www.twifordfh.com.

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