Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service

We can offer traditional funeral services and cremations that allow you to save money and receive the highest quality funeral service possible. We explain all the options that are available to you, then allow you to make your own decisions. Our experience and training allow us to help replace confusion with calm, doubts with certainty, and questions with answers. Our unique approach to funeral and memorial services allows families to celebrate the lives of their loved ones in a variety of different ways. We invite you to combine our services with your own ideas to create a memorable service for your loved one.

We understand that this area needs an affordable funeral provider. With over 40 years of experience our goal is to offer each family we serve the most compassionate, caring, service without creating a financial burden during their time of need. If you have already placed funds in a pre-arranged funeral plan and would like to use Joseph B. Paul Funeral Director Licensee, those funds can be transferred to us at the time of death.

Please feel free to call us for any questions or concerns that you may have. We will be glad to talk with you in person or by phone at your convenience.


Our Obituaries

James Alford Wilkins

May 15, 1935 - December 3, 2021

Captain James Alford Wilkins, age 86, a resident of Belhaven, NC (Pamlico Beach Community) died December 3, 2021 at Ridgewood Rehab and Living Center. Services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Joseph B. Paul Jr. and Washington Funeral & Cremation are honored to serve the Wilkins family.
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David Jerome Luchkiw

March 19, 1958 - December 1, 2021

David Jerome Luchkiw, a life-long resident of Butler County, Pennsylvania, passed away at Vidant Beaufort Hospital December, 1, 2021.  No services are planned at this time.  Joseph B. Paul Jr. Washington Funeral & Cremation are honored to serve the Luchkiw family. 
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Evelyn Adams Brewer

January 27, 1945 - December 1, 2021

Evelyn Adams Brewer age 76, a resident of Washington, NC died Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. The family will have a private family service at a later date. Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Washington Funeral & Cremation is honored to serve the Brewer family.
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Carol Ann Hill

December 17, 1955 - November 27, 2021

Carol Ann Hill, age 66, a resident of Aurora, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Vidant-Beaufort Hospital. She was born to Earl C. Kelly Jr. and Alice Kelly (Wilcox) in the little state of Rhode Island on December 17, 1955. Carol was a homemaker who found pure joy in the simplest things in life; penny candy, an east coast sunset, and spending time with family and loved ones. ...
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Robert Lee Squires

September 21, 1973 - November 26, 2021

Mr. Squires was born September 21, 1973, to Betty Sprouse Russ and Gene Timothy Squires. Robert attended Northside High School through the ninth grade.  Once he became of age to obtain his CDL license, he began driving 18 wheelers. He worked as a long-distance truck driver for most of his adult life.  He had a love for a Kenworth 18-wheeler and was happiest behind the wheel hauling loads all...
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Charlotte Goeller

September 30, 1939 - November 25, 2021

Charlotte Goeller, age 82, a resident of Chocowinity, NC, passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at Legacy Memory Care at Kinston. No services are being planned at this time. Mrs. Goeller was born in Romania on September 30, 1939, the daughter of the late Leopold Ross and Christine Rehmann-Ross. She spent most of her adult life in Chicago, Illinois and lived in North Carolina for the last...
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Lyman Sheppard, Jr.

November 11, 1936 - November 23, 2021

Lyman H. Sheppard, Jr. age 85, a resident of Washington, NC. …To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord… On November 23, 2021 Lyman arrived to his new heavenly home, seeing his Lord & Savior face to face ready to praise God throughout eternity. Lyman was born November 11, 1936, and grew up in Washington, NC. He graduated from Washington High School in 1957. He grew up...
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Joseph John Laurie

April 8, 1956 - November 21, 2021

Joseph John Laurie, a resident of Aurora NC passed away in his home on November 21, 2021. The family will have a private service at a later date. Joseph B Paul Jr. and Washington Funeral & Cremation are proud to serve the Laurie Family.
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Robin Timothy Banks

March 18, 1959 - November 21, 2021

Robin Timothy Banks, 62, of Washington, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021 surrounded by his family. Robin was born on March 18, 1959 in Beaufort County; and has remained a Beaufort County resident the majority of his life. Robin was a kind, caring, loving and supportive husband, father, grandfather, brother, and father figure to others. Robin was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years...
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Bobby Lee Johnson

June 26, 1972 - November 20, 2021

Bobby Lee Johnson, age 49, a resident of Winston Salem, passed away November 20, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday December 4, 2021, at the College Park Baptist Church, 1701 Polo Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27106. The service will be officiated by Pastor Ramon Smith. A Celebration of Life graveside service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday December 6, 2021, at the...
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Ricky Thomas Thurman

March 19, 1956 - November 20, 2021

Ricky Thomas Thurman, a resident of Washington, NC passed away at Vidant Inpatient Hospice on November 20, 2021. There are no services planned at this time. Joseph B. Paul and Washington Funeral & Cremation are proud to serve the Thurman family.
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Pamela Starkie

April 19, 1965 - November 20, 2021

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4 On Saturday, November 20, 2021, God called Pamela Marie Starkie home in her eternal rest. Pamela, also known to most as Pam, was born in Washington, NC on April 19, 1965, to Herman and Emma Windley. Pam attended Beaufort County Schools in her early life, and later went on to graduate from Beaufort Community College and...
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Tommy "Toby" Lee Griffin

October 24, 1958 - November 20, 2021

Tommy "Toby" Lee Griffin age 63 a resident of Winterville, NC died Saturday, November 20, 2021 at his home. No services are scheduled. Tommy was born in Norfolk, Virginia on October 28, 1958 the son of the late Walter Pierson Griffin and Nellie Pearl Williams Griffin. He is survived by brother: Larry Griffin (Millie) of Avon, NC; sister: Brenda Clark (Bob) of Canton, NY; brother: Ronnie...
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Mary Joan Greene

January 13, 1938 - November 18, 2021

Mary Joan Greene, age 83, a resident of 508 East Water Street Belhaven, NC passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021. Mrs. Greene was born in Braxton County, West Virginia January 13, 1938 the daughter of the late Tammy Payne and Bertha Payne. She was a graduate of Sutton High School, WV class of 1955. Early in life, Mary worked at the Sutton, West Virginia Telephone Company as a telephone...
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Eston Lloyd Koonce

December 24, 1959 - November 17, 2021

Eston Lloyd Koonce, a resident of Washington NC though born in Norfolk, Virginia, passed away at his home Wednesday, November 17, 2021. He was born in Norfolk the day before Christmas in 1959. He lived for 61 years and loved every bit of it. He spent twenty-five of those years as a commercial fisherman, and much of his time later as an electrician. He was outgoing and energetic and funny, and...
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Raeford Theodore Pugh, Sr.

November 11, 1932 - November 13, 2021

Dr. Raeford Theodore Pugh, Sr of Washington, NC passed on Saturday, November 13, 2021.  Raeford was born on November 11, 1932, in Randolph County, North Carolina to Von and Flora Cox Pugh.  He graduated from Franklinville High School in 1949 and earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1957.  After an internship and service in the United States Army,...
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Gwen Sears Cahoon

December 31, 1957 - November 11, 2021

Gwen Sears Cahoon, age 63, a resident of Swan Quarter, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at Vidant-Beaufort Hospital. She was born to the late Napoleon Forest Sears and Helen Newton Sears on December 31, 1957 in Mecklenburg County, NC. Gwen lived a great life. She attended the Pungo Christian Academy and graduated from Mattamuskeet school in June of 1977. Later, she went on to become a...
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Pamela Cannon

February 23, 1960 - November 11, 2021

"You always say that I'm your world. Well, You're my sunshine and the world has always revolved around the sun." - Justin M. C. Cannon Pamela Jean Cannon, born February 23rd, 1960, laid her eyes to rest on the 10th of November, 2021, in the warmth of her home in Vanceboro, North Carolina. Despite a constant battle with ailing medical conditions, she bore a smile and evinced her strength to...
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Gonzalo Perez Roldan

January 10, 1937 - November 11, 2021

Gonzalo Perez Roldan, age 84, resident of Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021. He was born on January 10th, 1937 to the late Natalia Roldan and Elpidio Perez in Itatlaxco, Hidalgo, Mexico. He was married to his wonderful wife Ambrosia Acosta Gonzalez, who passed away in 2001. Gonzalo was a loving Father and is survived by his 6 daughters: Evodia Perez,...
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Roland Sauls

February 15, 1942 - November 8, 2021

Roland Gary Sauls, age 79 a resident of LaGrange, North Carolina passed away Monday, November 8, 2021 at 1205 Mill Hole Road in Washington, North Carolina. He was born February 15, 1942 to the late Gurney and Edna Hill Sauls in LaGrange, North Carolina. He retired from his Mobile Home and Sales Business and was an avid fisherman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his...
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John Hicks

March 22, 1948 - November 6, 2021

John Leslie Hicks, age 73, a resident of Bath, North Carolina (Bayview Community) died November 6, 2021 at his home surrounded by his daughters. A celebration of life service will be held in May 2022 at a date to be announced. Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Washington Funeral & Cremation are serving the Hicks family.
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John Vernon Glenn

October 6, 1965 - October 31, 2021

John Vernon Glenn, a resident of both Chocowinity, NC and Amelia Virginia, passed away October 31, 2021 at Vidant Hospital, Greenville, NC. He will be missed by his sons Jonathan Glenn, Christopher Glenn, and William "Michael" Glenn (Ashley); and their brother Anthony Griffin, as well as his former wife Melissa Glenn Griffin; his granddaughters Natalie Glenn, Ayla Glenn, and future...
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Douglas Walston

November 20, 1939 - October 29, 2021

Douglas Earl Walston, age 81, a resident of Washington, NC died Friday, October 29, 2021. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday November 2, 2021 at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Washington Funeral & Cremation officiated by Pastor Robert Travis. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday November 1, 2021 at the funeral home. Douglas was born...
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Joyce Ann May

June 3, 1947 - October 25, 2021

Joyce Ann May, age 74, a resident of Farmville, North Carolina died Monday, October 25, 2021. No service will be held. Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Washington Funeral & Cremation is honored to serve the May family.
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Paul McRoy

September 19, 1957 - October 25, 2021

Paul McRoy age 64, a resident of Bath, NC died Monday, October 25, 2021. In order to honor Paul's wishes, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Paul's memory by clicking the following link https://www.tmcfunding.com/funds/in-loving-memory-of-paul-mcroy/6141/
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Margaret Ann Weatherall

October 23, 2021

Margaret Ann Weatherall, age 75, a resident of Washington, passed away Saturday October 23, 2021, at Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation Center. No services are being scheduled. Joseph B. Paul Jr. Washington Funeral & Cremation are honored to be assisting the Weatherall family.
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Albert Everson, Sr.

May 12, 1939 - October 23, 2021

Albert Cleve Everson Sr. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his adoring family on October 23, 2021. He was born on May 12, 1939 to Gotha Thomas Everson and Debra Nelson Everson in Beaufort County, North Carolina. He was part of a large family having 11 siblings. On August 29, 1960 he married Catherine Jones and they had three children Darlene Everson Lannon (Brian), Laurie Everson...
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Lucas "Luke' James Oliver

October 10, 1986 - October 21, 2021

Lucas James Oliver, "Luke", was born on October 10th, 1986 in Plymouth, NC. He went to be with God on October 21st, 2021. He leaves behind a devoted and loving mother, Michelle Black, a stepfather and friend, Doug Black, his father Lester Oliver and his fathers fiancée Amanda Jones, a brother Joseph "Joey" Oliver, and a sister McKayla Cook and her husband Cameron Cook, two younger sisters...
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Brian Wesley Floyd

November 17, 1974 - October 19, 2021

Brian Wesley Floyd, age 46, a resident of Belhaven, passed away of a sudden cardiac event on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021. He was born in Washington, NC on November 17th, 1974 to Bobby Floyd and Debbie . Brian is survived by his mother Debbie Singleton and husband Ernie, his sisters Amanda Mason, husband Derek, of Elizabeth City, NC and Allena Hale, husband David, of Washington, NC. Also...
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William Dallas "Dal" Tetterton

March 24, 1943 - October 18, 2021

William Dallas "Dal" Tetterton, age 78, a resident of Bath, passed away on Monday October 18, 2021 at his home. A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the St. Clair's Church of Christ officiated by Craig Hagen. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until the funeral hour at the church. Pallbearers will...
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Carol Waters

February 4, 1947 - October 18, 2021

Carol Waters, age 74, a resident of 310 E. 10 Street Washington, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 18, 2021 at her home. A graveside memorial service will be held 11:30 am Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, NC. The family will receive friends at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. / Washington Funeral & Cremation from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Monday, October 25, 2021. Mrs....
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Tammy Kidd

April 1, 1960 - October 15, 2021

Tammy Annette Kidd, age 61 of Chocowinity, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 15, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. She was born on April 1, 1960, to the late Shade and Sylvia (Jones) Woolard in Beaufort County, NC. After starting a family, Tammy returned to school to become a Phlebotomist and then worked at the local hospital. A self-proclaimed...
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Rodney Murdock

September 11, 1946 - October 12, 2021

Rodney Bryan Murdock, age 75, a resident of Washington, NC died Tuesday, October 12, 2021. No service will be held. Joseph B. Paul, Jr Washington Funeral & Cremation is honored to serve the Murdock family.
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Jackie L. Smith, Sr.

December 26, 1961 - October 7, 2021

Jackie L. Smith, Sr. age 59 a resident of Bath, NC passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021. He was born in Beaufort County December 26, 1961, son of the late Thelma "Ma" Ross and Major Mayhew Smith Sr. A private family service will be held. He is survived by his wife Dawn Smith, three sons: Jackie L. Smith Jr. and wife Vicki of Bath, NC, Michael O. Smith and wife Crystal of Bath, NC,...
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Charles Dawson Fell III

September 22, 1939 - October 7, 2021

Charles "Pete" Dawson Fell III, age 82, a resident of Bath, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Autumnfield of Belhaven. Pete was the son of William Bonner Fell and Alma Edna (Bair) Fell. Born on September 22, 1939, he graduated from the Central High School of Hopewell Township in Pennington, New Jersey, in 1957. In 1961, he earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial...
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Joseph John Strano

July 5, 1954 - October 6, 2021

Joseph John Strano, age 67, a resident of Greenville, NC passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Vidant Medical Center. Joe was born in New York on July 5, 1954 to the late Francis and Paulette (Landino) Strano. A true New Yorker at heart, Joe never strayed and remained a faithful NY Giants and NY Yankees fan long after moving to North Carolina. More than his sports,...
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John Dunn Holt

February 4, 1960 - October 5, 2021

Husband, father, and grandfather John Dunn (Jay) Holt entered fully into the presence of the Lord on October 5, 2021. He was 61 years old. Visitation is planned for Friday, October 8th at 1pm and the funeral service will be held at 2pm at Joseph B. Paul Funeral Home. Jay was born to John Carawan Holt and Beverly Dunn Holt on February 4th 1960. He is survived by his parents, his wife of 38...
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Melvin Blake

October 5, 2021

Melvin Blake, age 83, a resident of Belhaven passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the Vidant-Beaufort Hospital. Born to the late Herman and Betty (Cox) Blake on September 22, 1938, Melvin worked as a self-employed painter for over 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and camping and spending time with his granddaughter. Melvin leaves behind his wife, Peggy Waters Blake of the...
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James "Jimmy" Soper, Jr.

October 8, 1963 - October 5, 2021

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, James (Jimmy) L. Soper Jr, the son of the late James Soper Sr and Joyce Tucker, passed away at the age of 57. He was born October 8, 1963 in Washington DC. Jimmy spent his work career doing what he loved, finishing sheetrock and working with his hands. Jimmy's greatest joy was spending time with his family. He loved to sit around and talk and tell old stories....
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Ricky Chandler

July 25, 1966 - October 2, 2021

Ricky Chandler, 55, passed away on October 2, 2021, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Chocowinity, he was the son of Mavis Genene Chandler and the late Bobby Lee Chandler. He was employed at DSM and worked as a proprietary fiber producer. He attended Immanuel Church in Winterville and was a member of Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Two of his...
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George Sylvester Linton

April 5, 1951 - October 1, 2021

George Sylvester Linton, age 70, a resident of Bath, passed away on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center. There are no services being planned at this time. Joseph B. Paul, Jr. & Washington Funeral & Cremation is proud to assist the Linton family.
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Alice Elva Nijman

May 2, 1926 - October 1, 2021

The Journey of Life for Sister Alice Flynn King Nijman began on May 2, 1926 and ended on October 1, 2021. The oldest of five children, she was born in Pantego, North Carolina to the late Dewey and Mary Brown Flynn. She received her formative education at the former Beaufort County High School, Pantego, NC. At the age of thirteen her family relocated to Brooklyn, New York where she received a...
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Ricky "Rick" Clark

October 29, 1962 - September 29, 2021

Ricky "Rick" Clark, age 58, a resident of Washington, NC, died Wednesday September 29, 2021. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. He was born in Beaufort County on October 29, 1962, the son of the late Joseph David Clark and Nellie Mae Clark. Rick was a loyal and dedicated practitioner of martial arts, and many students passed through Clark's Martial Arts...
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Cory Sanderson

July 8, 1971 - September 28, 2021

Cory Jon Sanderson age 50, a resident of Pantego, NC died Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Cory was born on July 8, 1971 to the late William Earl Sanderson and Toni Ann Clark. He was later adopted by the late Terri Ann Sanderson. He worked with the Beaufort County school system for 15 years. Cory was a loving...
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Phyllis Jane Hudson

June 10, 1940 - September 28, 2021

Phyllis Midyette Hudson, 81 of Washington, NC passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Vidant Hospital. Phyllis was born June 10, 1940 to William and Almyra Midyette. Services will be held 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. & Washington Funeral & Cremation. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until the funeral hour at the funeral home and other times at the home...
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Gordon K. Pippin

November 3, 1945 - September 22, 2021

Gordon K Pippin, age 75 a resident of Bayview, NC accepted the invitation to feast at the table with the Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. His family ushered him to his celebration, completing his journey on this earth at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Gordon was born to the late Ruby and Aubrey Pippin in Washington NC on November 3, 1945. He was fourth in line at...
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Curtis Ray Parker

June 10, 1946 - September 13, 2021

Curtis Ray Parker "Curt" entered into a peaceful sleep on Monday September 13, 2021, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington NC. He was born in Martin County on June 10, 1946, to the late Helen Parker Bennett and the late James Curtis Staton. Curt received his education at PS Jones Segregated School in Washington NC. Curt attended Spring Garden Baptist Church in Washington, NC when he could....
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Julie Marie Wallace

January 5, 1974 - September 13, 2021

Julie Marie Wallace, age 47, a resident of Pinetown, NC died Monday, September 13, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Julie was born January 5, 1974 in Beaufort County to the late Elgin Gray Wallace, and Jeanette W. Wallace who survives. She loved her brother Mark. Julie adored her nephew, Cade, and her niece, Aubrey and their mother Mandy. She would always remind Cade and Aubrey...
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Elgin Gray Wallace

March 29, 1949 - September 13, 2021

Elgin Gray Wallace, age 72, a resident of Pinetown, North Carolina, died Monday, September 13, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. Elgin was born on March 29, 1949 in Beaufort County, the son of the late Jesse Wallace and Letha Mae Wallace. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter: Julie Marie Wallace, his sister: Llewlyn Wallace, a nephew: James Earl Jefferson, Jr.,...
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Sheila Baker Dixon

April 19, 1961 - September 9, 2021

Sheila Lavonne Baker Dixon, age 60, a resident of Vanceboro, NC passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. She was born April 19, 1961 to the late James and Eleanor Gibbs in Greenville, North Carolina. She was a homemaker and a devout Christian who spent her life evangelizing worldwide using her cellphone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
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Dennis Boo Boo Harding

January 12, 1959 - September 8, 2021

Dennis "Boo Boo" Harding , age 62, a resident of Washington, NC passed away Wednesday September 8, 2021 at his home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday September 15, 2021 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Alligood Church of God with a funeral service immediately following. Joseph B. Paul, Jr. / Washington Funeral & Cremation is honored to assist the Harding family.
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Kenneth Clinton Wilson

November 4, 1953 - September 4, 2021

Kenneth Clinton Wilson, age 67, a resident of Williamston, NC passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 at his home with his significant other of 18 years Judy, and his beloved dog Chelsea by his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Kenneth, "KW" as he was known by his friends, was born on November 4, 1953 to the late Lindy and Lulu (Mills) Wilson in Ayden, NC. He worked for...
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Melvia Waddell

September 8, 1920 - September 3, 2021

Melva Waddell, age 100, a resident of Washington, NC passed away Friday, September 3, 2021. A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Oakdale Cemetery. Arrangements are by Joseph B. Paul, Jr. / Washington Funeral & Cremation
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Robert "Bob" Spraker

September 1, 2021

U.S. Coast Guard YN1 (Ret) Robert G. Spraker Sr., better known as "Bob", passed from his earthly life into his heavenly home on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. He was born on Thanksgiving day, November 24, 1952. In Grundy, VA. While serving in the U.S. Navy, Bob met Delores Staley of Washington, NC. They were married on April 16, 1976 in Alexandria VA. Upon completion of their respective tours...
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Dr. Marie Mason

August 30, 2021

Dr. Marie Mason, a longtime resident of Raleigh, passed away on August 30, 2021. She was born in Rose Bay, NC on July 29, 1916, to Joseph Redden and Ina Bennett Mason. She was predeceased by her parents and her six brothers and sisters, Clyde, Gladys, Harvey, Marvin, Mary Elizabeth, and John. Her long and accomplished life included many milestones and much service. She received her nursing...
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Amy Coburn Crisp

December 26, 1941 - August 30, 2021

Amy Coburn Crisp, age 79 left to join our Heavenly Family on August 30, 2021. Amy was born in Williamston, NC to Marvin & Minnie Wheeler Coburn (deceased). Amy was a widow to Bobby Crisp. They resided in Washington, NC. Amy spent the remainder of her years at her loving home at Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center surrounded by love. She was a Shining Star to all who met her. She leaves...
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Daisy Yvonne Midyette

September 7, 1943 - August 29, 2021

Daisy Yvonne Midyette, age 77, a resident of Washington, NC passed away in  the early hours of Sunday, August 29, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her husband and four daughters, along with others family. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm Wednesday, September 1, 2021 in the chapel of Joseph B. Paul Jr. /Washington Funeral & Cremation. The family will...
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Matthew Parker

July 15, 1997 - August 27, 2021

Matthew Blayne Parker, age 24, a resident of Greensboro, NC died Friday, August 27, 2021. Matthew was born July 15, 1997, in Tarboro to Robyn O'Hara Keech and the late Thurman Glenn Parker. He graduated from Tarboro High School in 2015, where he was a star soccer player and received acclaim in his senior year as conference player of the year and regional co-player of the year and received the...
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George Douglas Fitchett

January 30, 1953 - August 26, 2021

George Douglas Fitchett, age 68, of Belhaven, passed away on Thursday August 26, 2021 at the Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center in Washington after a long illness. George was born on January 30, 1953 to George and Marilyn (Reuss) Fitchett in Fairfax, VA. He will be remembered as a simple man. His passion for the open road led to him being a truck driver by trade. That love...
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Tracy Lynn O'Carroll

November 30, 1971 - August 24, 2021

Tracy Lynn O'Carroll was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world unexpectedly on August 24, 2021, at age 49. She was born to Lou Ellen Woolard Edwards on November 30, 1971. She is survived by her mother: Lou Ellen; sisters: Stacy Hudson and Melissa "Missy" Elks; brother: Larry Woolard; daughter: Heather Carawan and her husband Christopher; daughter: Catherine O...
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Timothy Allen O'Carroll

November 12, 1968 - August 24, 2021

Timothy "Tim" Allen O'Carroll passed unexpectedly on August 24, 2021 at age 52. He was a caring father, son and friend. He was born to the late Al O'Carroll and Gloria "Jean" Dickinson O'Carroll Jackson on November 12, 1968. Tim graduated from Chocowinity High School and was accomplished in his trade as a welder and pipefitter. He was known for his love of music, and enjoyed hunting, fishing...
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Bernard 'Chip' Whittington, Jr.

July 1, 1944 - August 22, 2021

Bernard "Chip" Nelson Whittington Jr. a resident of Bath, NC, passed away at the Cancer Center at Vidant Medical Center on August 22, 2021 at the age of 77 years old. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 3:00pm at St. Clair's Church of Christ officiated by Craig Hagen. The family will receive friends at the church starting at 2:00pm and other times at the home of...
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Apolinar Ramirez

January 8, 1964 - August 22, 2021

Apolinar Ramirez, age 57, a resident of Washington, NC died Sunday, August 22, 2021. No service will be held at this time. Joseph B. Paul, Jr / Washington Funeral & Cremation is honored to serve the Ramirez family.
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Preston Hale Woolard

July 28, 1949 - August 18, 2021

Preston Hale Woolard, age 72, a former resident of Washington, passed away on August 18, 2021, in Tulsa, AZ. Preston was born on July 28, 1949, to the late Charlotte Woolard Sutton and James Henry Woolard. He will always be remembered as a kind person that you just had to know to understand. Along with his parents, Preston is preceded in death by his stepfather Plum J. Sutton and five...
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Lloyd Philemon Edwards

April 28, 1952 - August 16, 2021

Lloyd Philemon Edwards age 69 a resident of Washington, NC died at his home on Monday, August 16, 2021. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Alligood Church of God officiated by Pastor Ben Edwards and Pastor Gary Bateman. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 6:30 until 8:00 PM at Alligood Church of God. Lloyd was born in Pitt County...
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Ralph Lee Moore

September 3, 1953 - August 11, 2021

Ralph "Lee" Moore, age 67, a resident of Ball Road in Washington, North Carolina, died at home Wednesday August 11, 2021. Lee -as everyone knew him- was born September 3. 1953 to the late Ray and Vivian Moore. In his enterprising years he was self-employed and spent his days working with his hands doing construction work. He was preceded in death by his parents Ray Moore, and Vivian...
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Ralph Askew

June 2, 1942 - August 9, 2021

Johnnie "Ralph" Askew, age 79, of Washington, passed away on Monday August 9, 2021 surrounded by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, August, 14, 2021 at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Washington Funeral and Cremation with Pastor Greg Ramsey officiating. Ralph was born on June 2, 1942 to Timothy Marvin and Peggy Ann (Jennette) Askew in Plymouth, NC. He was an...
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John "Jody" Cornelius

October 29, 1966 - August 4, 2021

John (Jody) Loran Cornelius age 54, of Plymouth, NC passed away peacefully with his faithful dogs Jose and Jesse by his side on August 4, 2021 at his home. He was born on October 29, 1966 to late Frank and Sybil (Nabors) Cornelius in Hahira, GA. Jody worked as a Craftsman building furniture and later his love for the outdoors led him to become a hunting and fishing guide. His true passion...
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Owen McRae Bunch

August 4, 2021 - August 4, 2021

Owen McRae Bunch was born peacefully sleeping on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. He was the second son of Dillon and Sheena Bunch. He is survived by his brother, Nash Bunch; paternal grandfather, Roy Bunch; special grandmother, Leah Bunch; maternal grandparents, Steve and Kathy Etchison; and numerous other relatives. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother,...
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Bryant Hardison

July 28, 1957 - August 1, 2021

Bryant Hardison, age 64, a resident of Bath, North Carolina died Sunday, August 1, 2021. Bryant was born July 28, 1957 to the late Willie "Billie" Hardison and Bryant "EB" Etheridge Hardison, Sr. in Beaufort County, NC. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Athens Chapel Church of Christ in Bath, NC. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 5,...
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Gene Whitaker

October 27, 1947 - August 1, 2021

Gene Whitaker, age 73, of Washington, passed away on August 1, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Washington on October 27, 1947, to the late Redden and Bessie (Woolard) Whitaker in Washington where he lived his entire life. A man who loved the outdoors, Gene had a passion for farming and spending time in the field. Taking care of his yard brought great...
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Carmella Valenti

July 15, 1929 - August 1, 2021

Carmella Mary Valenti, age 92, a resident of Washington, NC passed away Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, at the Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center. Mrs. Valenti was born July 15, 1929 to the late James and Filomena (Lasorsa) Garzione in Peekskill, NY. No services will be held.  Joseph B. Paul Jr. Washington Funeral & Cremation is honored to assist the Valenti family.
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Ginny C. Hassell

May 2, 1948 - 2021

Virginia C. Thompson Out of respect for our mother's profession we had postponed her memorial service. Her desire to have friends and family gather safely in a celebration of her life was very important and we look forward to all the shared memories and smiles you bring. A celebration of Ginny's life will be held on July 29th, 2021 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral...
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William Sanderson

January 29, 1934 - July 28, 2021

William Rivers (Bill) Sanderson, 87 years of age, passed away on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 at home in Bath, North Carolina after a prolonged illness. Bill was born on January 29th, 1934 in Bath, to the late Tim and Alice Sanderson. He was the younger brother of Frances Sanderson Harris who preceded him in death. Bill was a 1952 graduate of Bath High School and earned his Bachelor's and Master's...
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Al O'Carroll

November 2, 1948 - July 25, 2021

Al Patrick O'Carroll, age 72, a resident of Blounts Creek, North Carolina passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021. A funeral service will be held 12:00 pm, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. & Washington Funeral & Cremation with Pastor David Linton officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Monday, August 2, 2021 at the funeral home. Al was born November 2,...
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Edward Byrd, Jr.

July 28, 1980 - July 23, 2021

Edward Lee Byrd, Jr. age 40, a resident of Pitt County, NC went into eternal rest on Friday, July 23, 2021. A graveside celebration of Edward's life will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, August 2, 2021 at Pinewood Memorial Park, Greenville, North Carolina. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. & Washington Funeral & Cremation. James...
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Carol Carrow

September 9, 1953 - July 19, 2021

Carol S. Carrow, age 67, a resident of Bath, NC passed away Monday, July 19, 2021. Mrs. Carrow's wishes were to have a private family service. She was born September 9, 1953 in Beaufort County, NC to the late Eleise Barnett Satterthwaite and Guy Franklin Satterthwaite. On January 9, 1981 Carol married Clifton A. Carrow who survives. She was a member of Athens Chapel Church of Christ. In...
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Tiffany Whichard Williams

September 27, 1979 - July 18, 2021

Tiffany Whichard Williams, age 41, a resident of Washington, North Carolina passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021. Tiffany was born September 27, 1979 in Beaufort County, North Carolina to Rebecca D. Whichard "Becky". Tiffany was an amazing daughter, loving sister, caring granddaughter and an awesome aunt to her niece Ella and nephew Cooper. Her love for her family was obvious, always helping...
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Gary Wayne Davis

February 7, 1971 - July 16, 2021

Gary Wayne Davis, age 50, a resident of Washington, NC passed away July 16, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center. in Greenville. Gary was born July 16, 2021 to the late Ernest Leroy Davis Sr. and Ella Bland Davis in Beaufort County. Services will later be announced. Joseph B. Paul Jr. Washington Funeral & Cremation is serving the Davis family.
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Robert Godley

July 13, 2021

Robert Louis Godley, age 79, a resident of Washington, NC passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021. He was born May 21, 1942 to the late Liddie Coward Godley and August Cornelius Godley in Beaufort County, NC. A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. & Washington Funeral & Cremation with Reverend William Whitehurst and Pastor Joniece Carroll...
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Redden Woolard, Jr.

August 1, 1959 - July 13, 2021

Redden L. Woolard, Jr., age 61, a resident of Washington, NC passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021. A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. & Washington Funeral & Cremation. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 12:30 pm until the funeral hour at the funeral home. Redden was born in Beaufort County on August 1, 1959 the son of...
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Annie Laura Clark

May 13, 1936 - July 12, 2021

Annie Laura Woolard Clark, 85, of Washington, NC, died Monday, July 12, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family. Laura was born on May 13, 1936 in Washington, NC, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Verna Woolard. She was married to Calvin Tayloe Clark for almost fifty years until his death in 1999. She is survived by her only son, Carl Clark and his wife Sharon of Washington; her...
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Edward "Eddie" Clark

July 27, 1954 - July 11, 2021

Edward "Eddie" Clark age 66, a resident of Chocowinity, NC, died Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church in Blounts Creek, NC, officiated by Pastor Michael Hill. Eddie was born in Beaufort County on July 27, 1954, the son of Guy Edward Clark and the late Velma Ingalls Clark. He...
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John "Jack" Hill , Jr.

June 29, 1932 - July 6, 2021

John Jensen "Jack" Hill, Jr. June 29, 1932 – July 6, 2021 John Jensen "Jack" Hill, Jr. died peacefully early Tuesday morning, July 6, 2021, under the care of a kind and caring staff at Vidant Beaufort Hospital, holding the hand of Glinda his wife of nineteen years who awoke as his spirit slipped silently into a better place. Unable to speak clearly in his last days and dwelling in two...
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Benjamin Langley

June 21, 1968 - July 5, 2021

Benjamin Hamilton Langley, 53, of Chocowinity, passed away on July 5, 2021 at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC He was born on June 21, 1968 in Washington, NC. He served his country in the US Navy and was a veteran of the Gulf War. Benjamin was employed by Stanadyne for many years and later at Weyerhaeuser. He was a member of Eastern Pines Church of Christ in Greenville, NC. ...
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Harold "Bud" B. Ormond, Jr.

October 6, 1938 - June 28, 2021

Harold "Bud" B. Ormond, Jr. age 82, a resident of Bath, NC died Monday, June 28, 2021 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC. A graveside memorial service will be held 10:00am Wednesday, July 7 2021 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Pastor James Cullen. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 6:30 until 8:00 pm at Bath Christian Church and other times at the...
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Johnny R Faulkner, Jr.

December 25, 1988 - June 23, 2021

Johnny Ray Faulkner, Jr., age 32, a resident of Bayard, Nebraska and formerly of Washington, NC died Wednesday, June 23, 2021. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm – 8;00 pm, Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. & Washington Funeral & Cremation. Johnny was born December 25, 1988 to Tammy Faulkner in Greenville, NC. Johnny loved video games, anime and his chihuahua Lady, ...
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Olivia Jean O'Donery

November 25, 1942 - June 23, 2021

Olivia Jean O'Donery, age 78, a former resident of Sioux Falls, SD; Grafton, OH; and Mt. Airy, NC, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at the Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital. Olivia was born on November 25, 1942, to the late Joseph and Verna (née Alderman) Donery in San Diego, CA. A memorial mass will be held in Danbury, IA at a later date. Olivia obtained her master's degree in...
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Pamela Kay Spencer

January 23, 1971 - June 16, 2021

Pamela Kay Spencer, age 50, a resident of Pantego, NC passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Pamela was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia on January 23, 1971 to the late Lucy Flanigan and James Victor Coffman Sr. A graveside service to celebrate the life of Pamela will be held 2:00 pm, Friday, June 25, 2021 at Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard, NC. She is survived by a fiancé: Michael...
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Lonnie Carson Griffin

January 9, 1968 - June 13, 2021

Lonnie Carson Griffin, age 53, a resident of Greenville, NC passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021. Lonnie was born in Pitt County, NC on January 9, 1968 to Janet and Charles Griffin. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Joseph B. Paul & Washington Funeral & Cremation. He is survived by his mother: Janet Griffin; a father: Charles Griffin; one son...
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Steven Thomas Miller

January 2, 1959 - June 13, 2021

Steven Thomas Miller, age 62, a resident of Grifton, NC passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021in Greenville, NC. He was born on January 2, 1959 in New Jersey the son of the late Emmanuel and Mitchie Smith. He was a commercial fisherman. A gathering for family and friends will be held1:00 pm, Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the home of his niece, 119 East 14th Street, Washington, NC. He is survived...
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Summer Kayla Renee Jefferson

June 5, 1999 - June 8, 2021

Summer "Summertime" Kayla Renee Jefferson, 22, a former resident of Zebulon, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Mecklenburg County. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service Washington Funeral and Cremation Chapel. Following the service, the family will host friends and loved ones for food, fellowship, and a dove...
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Toby Sawyer

December 2, 1976 - June 4, 2021

Toby Louis Sawyer, age 44, a resident of Washington, NC passed away Friday, June 4, 2021. Toby was born in Beaufort County, NC on December 2,1976 to the late Millard Sawyer and Linda Mizelle who survives. A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Ryder Hill Cemetery in the Pamlico Beach Community with Pastor Eric Hill officiating. Toby was a commercial fisherman....
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Carol Scherer

October 5, 1934 - June 3, 2021

Carol S. Scherer, 86, a resident of Washington, NC died Thursday, June 3, 2021. Ms. Scherer was born October 5, 1934 in Beaufort County in the Blounts Creek Community. She was the daughter of the late Henry O. Stubbs, Sr. and Laura Wiggins Stubbs. She graduated from Washington High School "Class of 1953". She was employed with National Spinning Company for 49 years. She is survived by two sons...
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Jayne Wall

March 8, 1939 - June 1, 2021

Jayne Wall, age 82, a resident of Washington, NC died June 1, 2021. No service will be held. Arrangements by Joseph B. Paul, Jr & Washington Funeral & Cremation.
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Elijah Alexander Foreman

April 30, 2019 - June 1, 2021

Elijah Alexander Foreman, age 2, a resident of Chocowinity, received his wings and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday June 1, 2021 at the Vidant Beaufort Hospital after a long illness. A funeral service will be held at noon Friday June 4, 2021 at the funeral home with Pastor Kyle Miller officiating. The family...
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Cynthia "Cindy" Lynn Bell

August 5, 1962 - May 31, 2021

Cynthia "Cindy" Lynn Bell, 58, a resident of New Bern and formerly of Washington passed away Monday May 31, 2021 at her residence. To honor Cindy's wishes no services will be held at this time. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Cindy was born on August 5, 1962 in Newport News, Virginia the daughter of the late William Edward Bell, Sr. and Janice Fox Bell. Cindy took pride in...
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John Ives

October 21, 1958 - May 28, 2021

John Carlos Ives, age 62, a resident of Blounts Creek, NC died Friday, May 28, 2021. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Friday, June 4, 2021 at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. & Washington Funeral & Cremation. He was born October 21, 1958 to the late Horace Whitford Ives and Maria Pulido Ives. John was a heavy equipment operator for PCS Phosphate where he retired...
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George "Boston" Asby

September 21, 1944 - May 27, 2021

George "Boston" Asby age 76, a resident of Washington, NC died on Friday, May 27, 2021at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A celebration of life will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Joseph B. Paul, Jr & Washington Funeral and Cremation. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 am until the funeral hour at the funeral home. Joseph B. Paul, Jr. & Wash Funeral and...
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Linda Raposa

September 21, 1946 - May 27, 2021

Linda Raposa, age 74, a resident of Washington died Thursday, May 27, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Joseph B. Paul, Jr. & Washington Funeral & Cremation.
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