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Elsie Scarborough Sawyer

Posted By Jessica Twiford On December 1, 2021 @ 3:39 pm In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 2 Comments

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Elsie Louise Scarborough Sawyer, 97, of Avon, NC died Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at The Outer Banks Hospital.

A native of Kinnakeet, she was born January 17, 1924, to the late Edna Midgett Scarborough and Walker Blaine Scarborough.

Elsie was a homemaker and a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Sawyer; a daughter, Baby Sawyer; a son, Robert Sawyer; two sisters, Holland Brothers and Irma Scarborough; and a brother, Walker B. Scarborough, Jr.

Elsie is survived by two nieces, Sandrea Brothers and Verna Antonen and husband Tony Antonen; a nephew, Eric Brothers and wife Andrea Brothers; and many great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at St. Johns United Methodist Church with Rev. Gina Miller officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service and for a reception following the service. Private burial will take place in the Scarborough Family Cemetery.

To plant a tree in memory of Elsie or send flowers to the family, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.


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Condolence from Rick and Teresa Black on December 2nd, 2021 9:02 am

Rick and I are sending prayers for the family, especially friends, Verna and Tony. Mis. Elsie will certainly be missed by the St. John family. May God guide you all in this time of mourning and adjustment.

Condolence from Pamela Coddington on March 23rd, 2022 7:57 pm

I’m sorry to just be hearing of my aunt Elise’s passing. I visited with her last time I was out at the banks got good pictures of us with her thankful for that I’m a Sawyer James was my uncle my name is Pam It was real hard to see that her house was raised with no way for her to get down I thought to myself she needed an elevator that was a lot of stairs she was so sweet could tell good story’s great memories her mind was good for her age Would like to talk with the nieces some time when we visit the island it’s at least once a year we are due

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