Francis Sawyer

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Frances Markham Sawyer, 78, of 134 South Mills Road, Moyock, NC died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  Born in Pasquotank County, she was the daughter of the late William Henry Markham and Sallie Bateman Markham and the wife of Louis Eugene Sawyer of the residence.  She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Moyock Baptist Church.

Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Donald Eugene Sawyer and wife Susan of Moyock, NC; a brother, Dr. Frankie Bell Markham and wife Marty of Byhalia, MS; and two granddaughters, Debby Aydlett and husband Chris of Wilmington, NC and Michelle Sawyer of Moyock, NC.

A graveside funeral service will be Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Moyock Cemetery with the Rev. James Harrington officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence.  Flowers are welcome and memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 301 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Sawyer family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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  1. Wayne and Pauline Markham

    Sorry to hear about Frances passing away. We will be out of town and unable to attend the funeral. We will keep the family in our prayers.
    Wayne and Pauline Markham

  2. Laverne And Ernest Brickhouse

    Haven’t seen Francis in several years but when we last saw her she was so jolly even though she had so many health problems.So very sorry for your loss. we know you will miss her.

  3. Jan Lewis

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Danielle Thomas

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this time. Debby is very dear to us, sending love and may his peace be with you all.

  5. Michele S. Credle

    So sorry to hear of Great Aunt Frances” passing, our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time.

  6. Terry and Vivian Williams

    Sorry to hear that your mother passed away. I think the last time I saw her was when you and Susan were married. Our thoughts are with you all during this time

  7. Anne Mortenson, Pete Sawyer, Keith Sawyer, Tassie Turner

    Dear Eugene and Family, we were so sorry to learn of the death of Francis. We are all thinking of you and will keep you in our prayers.
    Pete Sawyer
    Tassie Turner
    Keith Sawyer
    Anne Mortenson (Sissy)

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