Ruth Water Elzey-Hewitt

Published 5:07 pm Saturday, March 15, 2014


Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Waters Elzey-Hewitt, age 84, a resident of 324 River Road, Washington Park, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at River Trace Nursing Center.


Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, March 17, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in St. Clair’s Church of Christ Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be three of her grandsons, Michael “Mickey” F. Norman, Jonathan Elzey II, Patrick Elzey and three of her nephews, Al Waters, Kenny Waters and Chad Keech.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Mason, Jack Wallace and Chip Shakleford.


Mrs. Elzey-Hewitt was born in Beaufort County on December 21, 1929 to the late William and Eva Mae Keech Waters. She was a 1948 graduate of Pantego High School and received her associate degree in Registered Nursing from Beaufort Community College. She was retired from Beaufort County Hospital and was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ. Mrs. Elzey-Hewitt was married to John Mace Elzey, John Allen Hewitt and Nathaniel Giles, all who preceded her in death.


Survivors include three daughters, Beverly E. Foreman and husband Charles of Washington, Barbara E. “Barbie” Alligood  and husband Tommy of Washington, Eva Hewitt Leggett and husband Jeffery of Washington, two sons, Jonathan Mark Elzey and wife JoAnn of Bath, Michael P. Elzey and wife Betty of Bath, one brother, Ernest S. Waters and wife Faye of Pinetown, ten grandchildren, Michelle E. Hardison, Melissa D. Braddy, Michael F. Norman II, Chasity A. Bowe, Jonathan M. Elzey II, Patrick A. Elzey, David Allen Dew II, Brigette A. Elzey, Caroline E. Elzey, Lenia K. Saiid, six step grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, nine stepgreat-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by one son, John Allen “Chip” Hewitt II, six brothers and four sisters.


The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Barbie and Tommy Alligood, 324 River Road in Washington Park.


Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Dr., Greenville, NC 27834 or to the charity of one’s choice.


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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Elzey-Hewitt family.