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.
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.
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.
Jack T. Sawyer, (retired) a native of Columbia, NC, has been with the firm since 1971 as the Outside Supervisor and a Funeral Assistant. He is a graduate of Columbia High School, a past Scout Master and a member of the First Christian Church. He has one son. He enjoys reading and reminiscing.
Milton “Gibby” Gibbs (1935 – 2019), a native of Hyde County, NC, joined the firm in 2000 as a part-time funeral assistant. He has four children and nine grandchildren and is a member of First Christian Church. Gibby enjoys church and music.