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Marjorie Armstrong

By Staff
Ms. Marjorie Armstrong, 62, of Plumblee Nursing Center, Plymouth, died on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003 at Durham Regional Hospital, Durham.
The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Robanna Patrick, 68 White Oak Loop Road, Plymouth.
Arrangements will be announced by Toodle's Funeral Home, Plymouth.
Marie G. Boone
Mrs. Marie Beacham Goff Boone, 82, of Williamston died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at home.
A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Skewarkey Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Boone was born in Martin County. She lived in Portsmouth, Va. from 1961 until 1995 when she returned to Martin County. She was married to Rudolph Goff who preceded her in death. She later married James Robert Boone Sr. who also preceded her in death.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Helen B. Denson of North Carolina and Virginia B. Haywood of Portsmouth, Va.; and one stepson, James Robert Boone Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.
Memorials may be made to the Martin County EMS organization of one's choice.
Roy E. Cole
Mr. Roy Earl Cole, 58, of 2006 John Small Ave., Washington, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mike Gladson officiating with full military honors. Jim Buckman, Michael Walker, Reggie Cole, Mike Cole, William "Pod" Alligood, John Taylor, Robert Waters and Melvin Grant will serve as pallbearers.
The family will join friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Feb. 19, 2003, at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and at other times at the home. Mr. Cole was born Aug. 18, 1944 in Beaufort County. He was the son of the late Elmer Leonard Cole and Hallie Kernodle Cole Swanner. On Nov. 4, 1972, he married the former Mary Frances McLawhorn. He was a retired Sgt. E-5 combat service veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Association.
Survivors include his wife, Mary McLawhorn Cole; one son, Roy Earl Cole II of Washington; one sister, Frances Cole Warren of Kinston; one brother, John Donald Cole of Richmond, Va.; and one aunt, Mary Cole Keech of Terra Ceia community, Pantego; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Lou Cole Alligood and Margaret Jean Cole Taylor; two brothers, William G. "Billy" Cole and Clyde L. Cole; and one nephew, Tim Alligood.
The family appreciates the love and concern of friends and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to The Washington Gideons Camp, c/o 5989 U.S. Highway 17, Washington, NC 27889.
Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Service, 975-4500.
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Linwood H. Coward
Mr. Linwood Heber Coward, 86, of Vanceboro died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003.
A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Celestial Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Coward, a native of Craven County, had made his home in the Vanceboro community. A veteran of World War II, he served in and retired from the U.S. Navy in 1955. He then worked at Cherry Point, where he later retired from the Civil Service. He also owned and operated Coward's Nursery for 12 years.
Surviving are his sisters, Mrs. Ethel C. Lupton of Washington, and Mrs. Helen C. Bland of Vanceboro; a niece, Judy G. Moore and her husband, Jimmy, of Goldsboro; a nephew, James Linwood Lupton and his wife, Colleen, of Washington; and great-nephews, James Linwood Lupton II of Roanoke Rapids, David Garland Lupton of Greenville, Robert Earl "Bob" Lane Jr. of Hendersonville and Richard Kilpatrick Lane of Wilmington.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro and at other times will be at the home of Mrs. Helen C. Bland.
Memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, c/o Faye Ormond, 3150 N.C. Highway 118, Vanceboro, NC 28586.
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Ventrence "Buddy" Curlings
Mr. Ventrence "Buddy" Curlings, 68, of 1017 E. Seventh St., Washington, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at home.
A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dr. John Ledford officiating.
Kenny Curlings, Jeffrey Curlings, Tommy Curlings Jr., Michael Curlings, Frankie Williams and Jesse Forman will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Curlings was born in Nash County on Sept. 4, 1934. He was the son of the late John Theodore Curlings and Bertha Mae Cockrell Curlings. He was married to Bertha Carpenter Curlings, who preceded him in death on Oct. 14, 2001. He was self-employed in the general maintenance field.
Survivors include four daughters, Judy Curlings Tolly, Patricia Curlings McAtee and Nadine Curlings Berry, all of Dillwyn, Va., and Arlene Curlings Green of Newport News, Va.; two sisters, Dinah Mae C. Parker and Geraldine C. Coats, both of Melbourne, Fla.; seven brothers, John W. Curlings and Charles Wilbur Curlings, both of Wilson, J.T. Curlings of Rocky Mount, Tommy Curlings of Tarboro, Chester Lee "Mickey" Curlings of Battleboro, Dusty Joe Curlings of Washington and Jimmy Curlings of Chocowinity.
He was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Curlings; one daughter, Windy Darlene Curlings; and one brother, Sammy J. Curlings.
The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington and other times at the home.
Emmaline F. Jones
Mrs. Emmaline F. Jones, formerly of 713 W. 13th St., Washington, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Morningside Nursing Home, Bronx, N.Y.
The family will receive friends at the home of Fannie Smallwood, 715 Boston Ave., Washington.
Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.
Zadie Midgette
Mrs. Zadie Midgette died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Rex Hospital, Raleigh.
The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Ernestine Newkirk, 8801 Red Oak Court, Raleigh.
Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.
Frankie Peele
Mrs. Frankie Peele of 710 Runyon Road, Washington, died on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.
Patience M.
Roberson
Mrs. Patience Moore Roberson, 88, of 878 Core Point Road, Blounts Creek, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at home.
A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Ware Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. James M. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Ware Creek Cemetery, Blounts Creek.
Mrs. Roberson was born in Beaufort County on July 23, 1914. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Belzorah Moore. She received her education at Ware Creek School and later attended Beaufort County Technical Institute, becoming a certified nursing assistant. She was married to Tobe Roberson who preceded her in death. She was a member of Ware Creek Missionary Baptist Church where she served as an usher for many years.
Survivors include four daughters, Queenie Gaines of Hyattsville, Md., Helma Witchet of Houston, Texas, Bryantie Smith of Richmond, Va., and Jacquelyn Bailey of Fort Washington, Md.; two foster sons, Winfred Chambers of Belhaven and John White of Washington; one sister, Vera Tripp of Blounts Creek; one brother, Randolph Moore of Durham; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three foster grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Larry Roberson.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Final viewing will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel of Whitfield &Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.
Doris Sawyer
Mrs. Doris Sawyer, 70, of Roper died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Arrangements will be announced by Horner-Walker Funeral Home, Plymouth.
Roberta M. Spencer
Mrs. Roberta M. Spencer, formerly of Pantego, died on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 at Merryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va.
Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.
Mittie M. Tice
Mittie Brown Manning Tice, 81, Williamston, died Monday at her home. Born to the late Herbert Land and Mollie Whitley Manning on May 26, 1921. She married Thomas Tice, November, 1939, who died Aug. 31, 1993.
She is survived by three sons, Tom Brown Tice and wife, Edna; Kirk Tice and wife, Linda, both of Williamston; William Dhue Tice and wife, Millie, of Elizabeth City. Two daughters, Betty Jo Peel and husband, Billy; Bobbie Revels and husband, Ronnie, of Williamston. 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; six sisters, Eva Gray Askew of Jamesville, Louise Gurkin, Mamie Clyde Griffin, Elizabeth Jackson, Margaret Hardison and Melba Hardison of Williamston. Two brothers, Hubert Leslie Manning of Kinston, Pinkey Manning of Williamston.
Mittie Brown was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church, Caddie Peel circle and the Farm Life Ruritanetts.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Todd Moore, Tony Varner and Bobby Perry officiating. Visitation will be held at the Piney Grove fellowship hall on Tuesday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Other times at the home, 1301 Tice Road, Williamston. Burial at the Tice cemetery.
Flowers accepted or memorials to the Farm Life Fire Dept., Jamesville Rescue Squad or Piney Grove Baptist Church.
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Evelyn Wallace-
Thompson
Mrs. Evelyn Wallace-Thompson of Queens, N.Y., and formerly of Engelhard, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Mt. Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard, with Elder Robert Bland officiating. Burial will follow in Bowden family cemetery.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. in Mt. Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard.
Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.