Edna Earle Meads, a native of Elizabeth City, joined the firm in 1972 as a part-time funeral assistant and musician. She is married, has four children and seven grandchildren. A member of Fountain of Life Church, Edna enjoys music and spending time with her family.
Twiford Funeral Homes - Elizabeth City Staff
The heart of any organization is it's staff. We feel that we have the very best staff available serving the Elizabeth City area. Twiford Funeral Homes prides itself on the length of employment that our friends continue to work with us. As you browse through the photos and bios below, take notice of the number of years many of our staff has continued to work with us.
Stephen “Randy” Randall Masters, a native of Erwin, TN, joined the firm in 1989 as a part-time funeral assistant. He is a member of the South Mills Church of Christ. He is married, has two children, six grandchildren and enjoys spending time with his family.
Bryon Hickman, a native of Elizabeth City, NC, joined the firm in 1992 as a funeral director assistant. He is married to his wife, Stacey, has four children, Amber, Jordan, Aaron, and Daniel; two wonderful sons-in-law; and three beautiful grandchildren. An active member of Fountain of Life, Bryon is involved in the children’s ministry and serves on the Media Team. He loves his church, spending time with his family and enjoys auctions, fishing, and when he finds time metal detecting.
Richard Patrick, a native of Virginia, joined the firm in 2016 as a part-time funeral director associate. He is a member of Corinth Baptist Church. He is married, has three children and four grandchildren. He enjoys fishing and lending a helping-hand to neighbors and friends.
Wade Brite, a native of Camden, NC, has been with the firm as a funeral director assistant since January 2018. A 1980 graduate of Camden County High School, he continued his education graduating from College of the Albemarle’s BLET (Basic Law Enforcement Training) program as well as completing various other law enforcement programs. After 30 years, he retired as a Sergeant from the City of Elizabeth City Police Department. Wade is married with two daughters, attends Sawyers Creek Baptist Church, and enjoys fishing, lawncare projects, and spending time with his family.
Carl Witten was raised in a Christian orphanage in Sellersburg, Indiana and graduated from Portland Christian High School in Louisville, KY in 1967. He then went on to receive his AA degree in Mathematics from Southeastern Christian Jr. College in Winchester, KY, and continued his education at the University of Louisville. He married his college sweetheart, Media Vires, on January 2, 1971 and they now have 5 children, 12 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Carl and his family moved from KY to Virginia Beach, VA in 1984 for him to work at the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). Carl retired in June 2019 after working 51 years in the Information Technology industry in such companies as CBN, The New York Times, The Navy Exchange, and Sentara Healthcare. Carl and his wife, Media, moved to Elizabeth City in April 2017, and have fallen in love with this city. Carl is an ordained minister, evangelist, and singer. He currently serves as an Elder at The Bridge Christian Fellowship in Chesapeake, VA, where he and Media have attended since 2005. Carl’s interests are singing, preaching, gardening, flowers, travel, and meeting new friends. Carl has been with the firm since December 2021.
Sheri Anne Casper, joined the firm in 2013 as a part-time receptionist. She now works as both a funeral assistant and a receptionist. She is a member of the Improved Order of Red Men Ladies Club. She is married, has three children, one grandchild and enjoys reading, crafts, and cooking.
Calvin R. Arnold, Sr. (1949-2020), a native of Camden County, NC, joined the firm in 1969 and retired in 2011. He is a 1969 graduate of Elizabeth City High School, attended College of the Albemarle and graduated in 1973 from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA. Calvin served in the US Naval Air Reserves. He is a member of the North Carolina and the National Funeral Directors Associations, Masons, Scottish Rite Bodies, Sudan Shrine Temple, Elks and Improved Order of Red Men. He is a member of City Road United Methodist Church and enjoys baseball and music. Calvin retired from Twiford Funeral Homes on November 15, 2011.
Noah J. “Sam” Henderson (1945-2017), a native of Malone, NY, has been a funeral director and an embalmer with the firm since 1996. He is a 1963 graduate of Franklin Academy High School in Malone and Simmon’s School of Embalming and Mortuary Science in Syracuse, NY. He is a US Army veteran of Viet Nam and a member of the Improved Order of Red Men. He worships with the Baptist, Methodist, and Assembly of God. He is married, has four children and enjoys carpentry, music and songwriting.