Sarah Oxendine Sawyer, 89, left those that loved and respected her peacefully in her home Thursday, October 25, 2012. She was born in Lumberton, NC, on November 2, 1922, but had made Elizabeth City her home for the past seventy-three years. Mrs. Sawyer was the daughter of the late Jessie and Phodie Oxedine and was the wife of the late Barney Shelton “Shell” Sawyer. She attended St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving family includes a sister, Vera Hunt; daughters, Sharon Hetherington and Gale Sawyer; three grandchildren, Van-Dee Hetherington, Chad White and Rachael Clark; and five great-grandchildren
A graveside funeral service will take place Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Sawyer family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences