Roland Blount Modlin
Mr. Roland Blount Modlin, age 90, of 41 Indian Trail, Washington, died Saturday, January 12, 2008, at the Beaufort County Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church of Washington and will be conducted by the Rev. Danny Allen. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park in Greenville. Jack Honeycutt, Robert W. Tyndall, Bobby Roberson, G. William Taylor III, J.C. Bernhardt and A. McRay Jones Jr. will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Kiwanis Club of Washington will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Modlin was born in Bertie County on October 21, 1917, to the late Cecil Edward Modlin and Clara Knowles Modlin. He was married to the former Mary Catherine Woolard on February 2, 1942, who preceded him in death on December 16, 1995. On June 7, 1997, he married Dora Harris, who survives. Mr. Modlin was a graduate of Farmville High School and Norfolk Business College. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, retired assistant vice president of Wachovia Bank of Washington and a charter and lifetime member of the Washington Kiwanis Club. Mr. Modlin was a Life Scout of the Boy Scouts of America, and served in many leadership executive roles. He also was chairman of the Washington-Beaufort County Bicentennial Commission and was instrumental in the acquisition of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad station, which now serves as the Washington Civic Center. Mr. Modlin was also active in many capacities for over 30 years with the March of Dimes. For 25 years, he made wooden crosses from the church’s Christmas trees for children. He enjoyed spending time on the river, sailing, was renowned for his woodcraft projects, and most of all the love that he shared with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Dora, of the home; his children, William “Wooly” Modlin and wife, Saundra, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., R. Blount Modlin Jr. and wife, Debbie, of Washington, Horace K. Modlin and wife, Bunny, of Goldsboro, Susan S. Modlin of Washington, James T. Harris Jr. and wife, Joan, of Bath, Brenda H. Griffin and husband, Ray, of Washington;, his grandchildren, Laura Catherine Modlin, Roland Blount “Landon” Modlin III, Jeffrey K. Modlin, Bryan I. Modlin, Tammy S. Wallace, Courtney R. Smith, April D. Gill, Allyson C. Hart, Allain Blount Hart, Tracy H. Smith, James T. “Jamie” Harris III, Jennifer H. Jackson, Stephen Todd Griffin, Jason Scott Griffin, Bradley Thomas Griffin; and numerous great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2008, at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.
Flowers are appreciated, though memorials are preferred and should be made to the Memorial Fund of the First United Methodist Church, or Troop 99 BSA, C/O First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 715, Washington, NC 27889.
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Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Modlin family.