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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

Sonia Fiscus

July 24, 1950 - January 18, 2022

Sonia Maria Fiscus, age 71 a resident of Stokes, NC passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022. No services will be held at this time. Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service is honored to serve the Fiscus family.
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Jewel Taylor Elks

April 10, 1953 - January 17, 2022

"If love was gold, she would have been the richest person in the world." Jewel Taylor Elks, age 68, a resident of Vanceboro NC, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022. A visitation will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service with a graveside service following at 3:30 pm at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Jewel was born on April 10, 1953, in...
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Scot Thomas Radcliff

August 5, 1970 - January 16, 2022

Mr. Scot Thomas Radcliff, a resident of Pantego, NC passed away Sunday January 16th, 2022 after sustaining injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Visitation will be held at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Home in Washington on Tuesday January 18th 2022 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Graveside services will be held at Yeatsville Community Cemetery on Wednesday January 19th 2022 at 1:30pm. Mr. Radcliff...
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Gene Timothy Squires, Sr.

July 24, 1952 - January 16, 2022

Gene Timothy Squires Sr., 69, a resident of Chocowinity, passed away on January 16, 2022 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC. He was born on July 24, 1952 to Willy and Irene (Ballew) Woolard. He was preceded in death by his mother and father as well as his wife Caroline Reagan Squires; a son: Robert Lee Squires; and a brother: Patrick W. Squires. Gene is survived by a son...
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Calvin Waters

December 12, 1945 - January 15, 2022

William Calvin Waters, age 76, a resident of Pinetown NC, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022. An open public viewing will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service. A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022 noon, at the Boyd Family Cemetery, Long Ridge Rd., Pinetown.  Calvin was born on December 12,...
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Victoria Lee Respass

May 16, 1982 - January 15, 2022

Our beloved sister Victoria Respass (Tori) has been freed from her earthy limitations and has been made whole again. She was a graduate of Washington High School. Anyone who knew her loved her and she left a deep impression in anyone's path she crossed. Tori enjoyed participating in, and winning ribbons at the Special Olympics, and going to the jamboree. Jewelry was her thing, and you never...
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Wilber Gene Alligood

February 10, 1943 - January 15, 2022

Wilber Gene Alligood, 78, a resident of Washington NC, passed away on January 15, 2022 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. He was born on February 10, 1943 to the late Leon and Nellie Alligood. He worked as a salesman at Sears-Roebuck for a decade before going to work for himself in the 1970's. He was self-employed for over forty years doing farm maintenance. He was preceded in...
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Roberto Loya-Sanchez

September 1, 1961 - January 13, 2022

Roberto "Julio" Loya- Sanchez, age 60, a resident of Belhaven, NC passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Vidant Medical Center. He was born September 1, 1961 to Robert and Agripina Loya-Sanchez in Chihuahua, Mexico. Throughout Robert's life, he traveled many places and had many careers, finally settling in Eastern North Carolina as a commercial fisherman. He loved cooking and gardening, but...
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James Edward Humphrey

August 31, 1936 - January 13, 2022

James Edward Humphrey, age 85, a resident of Bath, NC, passed away at his home Thursday, January 13, 2022. He was born August 31, 1936 in Marion County, Kentucky to the late Gilbert and Lula (Byrd) Humphrey. Jim was preceded in death by his mother and father; a sister: Anna Margaret (Humphrey) Elliott; and three brothers: Virgil, Harold, and Tommy Humphrey. He is survived by his wife...
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Dexter Reason

November 3, 1947 - January 12, 2022

Dexter Reason, age 74, a resident of Washington, NC passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his residence. He was born November 3, 1947 in Washington County, NC to the late Lena Baker Reason and Samuel Reason. A celebration of life service will be held 4:30 pm, Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service with Pastor Gerald Corbin officiating. Dexter was a loving...
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Maurice "Murphy" Murphy

July 20, 1958 - January 9, 2022

Mr. Maurice "Murphy" Alan Murphy, 63, of Washington, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. He was born in Kinston, NC, the son of Colliage and Revena Murphy. He married the love of his life, best friend, and soul mate, Cathy Sutton Murphy, on December 22, 1990. Murphy's work ethic was second to none. He was an employee of Nutrien for 13 years as a...
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Debra Marie Smith (Woodall)

November 26, 1962 - January 7, 2022

Debra Marie Smith, age 59, a resident of Grantsboro NC, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at her mother's home. She was born on November 26, 1962, to Mitchell and Barbara (Owens) Nipper in Okeechobee, Fl. Along with her parents, Debra was preceded in death by her husband Jessie (Goonie) Smith, Jr. and her brother, Brian Nipper. Debra is survived by two daughters,...
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Judy Elaine Hardison

March 16, 1957 - January 7, 2022

Judy Elaine Hardison, age 64, a resident of Blounts Creek, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January. 7, 2022, at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 1:00 pm at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service with J.T. Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at the Edwards Cemetery in Chocowinity, NC. A visitation will be held...
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Johnny May

April 27, 1952 - January 6, 2022

Johnny "Pete" May, 69 of Washington passed away at his home on surrounded by family on Thursday, January 6, 2022. A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Winds of Change Church, Bath, NC. He was born in Pitt County on April 27, 1952 to the late Lloyd and Lula May at Greenville, NC. He was the owner of May's Glass Service of Grifton and Washington. Pete...
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Virgie Jarvis Elks

May 2, 1955 - January 5, 2022

Virgie Ruth Elks, 66, a resident of Belhaven, NC passed away on January 6, 2022 at Vidant Medical in Greenville, NC. VIrgie was born May 2,1955 to Carrie Elizabeth Paul and Latham "Dick" Jarvis Jr. She graduated from John A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven in 1973 then worked at Blue Channel with her father. Later, she found her calling working as a supervisor in telecommunications for the...
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Donna Vann

April 23, 1965 - January 5, 2022

Donna Lynn Vann, age 56, a resident of Washington, NC passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. She was born on April 23, 1965 to Marcus and Sylvia (Mizelle) Dixon in Norfolk, VA. Donna worked as a Nursing Assistant. She was preceded in death by a mother: Patricia Diane Dixon; a father: Marcus Gene Dixon; and a Husband to whom she was married for 38 years: Jesse Ray Vann. Donna...
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Roger S. Woolard

August 10, 1964 - January 2, 2022

Roger Steven Woolard, 57, of Foxfire Village and formerly Washington, NC, passed peacefully surrounded by his family and friends at Moore Regional Hospital on Sunday Jan. 2nd. Born in Virginia Beach, VA, he was the son of Peggy Hollis Woolard and the late John Cotton Woolard. Roger's family returned to Washington, NC when he was 6 years old and he graduated from Bath High School, class of...
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William Worthington

February 21, 1941 - December 30, 2021

William Richard Worthington, age 80, a resident of Bath, NC passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Autumnfield Nursing Home. A private graveside service will be held 4:00 pm, Friday December 31, 2021 at St. Clairs Church of Christ and the service will be officiated by Craig Hagen. Mr. Worthington was born February 21, 1941 to the late Samuel David Worthington and Mittie Kathleen Bowen. On...
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Lawrence Rowe, Jr.

August 23, 1950 - December 29, 2021

Lawrence Rowe Jr., age 71, a resident of Belhaven, passed away Wednesday December 29, 2021 at Vidant-Beaufort Hospital. Arrangements are pending at this time. Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Rowe family.
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Janie Pruitt Bell

May 20, 1977 - December 25, 2021

Janie Pruitt Bell, age 44, of Stokes, NC, passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021 as the result of a tragic motor vehicle accident. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service at 2:00pm on Monday January 3, 2022. Janie is survived by her husband David Bell, parents; Tommy (Kathy) Pruitt of Greenville and Diane (Chris) Griffin of Elm City, children;...
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Janice J. Buck

May 7, 1950 - December 17, 2021

Janice Jefferson Buck, 71 years of age, passed away on Friday, December 17th, 2021 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. Janice was born on May 7th, 1950 in Chocowinity, North Carolina. Janice married Danny Raeford Buck on November 10th, 1965, and served her country through her devotion to her husband, who served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Her greatest pleasure was caring for...
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Mary Woolard

October 15, 1944 - December 16, 2021

Mary Elizabeth Woolard, age 77 a resident of Chocowinity, North Carolina passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021. She was born October 15, 1944 to the late Herbert and Cassie Woolard. A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, December 20, 2021 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday, December 20, 2021 from 12:30 pm until 1:45 pm at Joseph B. Paul, Jr....
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Rebecca Moore

May 14, 1983 - December 13, 2021

Rebecca Moore, age 38, a resident of Washington, NC died Monday, December 13, 2021. A visitation will be held Monday, December 20, 2021 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Washington Funeral & Cremation. She is survived by her husband, Jimmie Moore of Washington, NC; her mother: Holly Elizabeth Mason of Washington, NC; one daughter: Coraleigh Elizabeth Moore and husband...
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Barbara Gail Pantaleo

July 7, 1952 - December 12, 2021

Barbara Gail Pantaleo, age 69, a resident of Greenville, NC died Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Barbara was born in Beaufort County on July 7, 1952 the daughter of the late Noah Elasister Boyd and Myrtle Carrow. She was known for having a big heart and was always helping anyone in need. She was quite the...
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Charles Chuck Wieland, Jr.

February 18, 1945 - December 10, 2021

Charles (Chuck) Wieland, 76 years of age went to be with the Lord on December 10, 2021. Chuck was a resident of Blounts Creek for 12 years. He is preceded in death by his father Charles, Sr., mother Marie, sister Marjorie and brother George. Chuck was self employed and owner of Chuck's Printing and Blueline Services located in Glen Burnie, MD for 38 years. He moved to Western, MD where he...
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Dawne Williams

June 18, 1969 - December 9, 2021

Dawne "Michelle" Williams, age 52, of Alliance, NC passed away on December 9th, 2021. She is survived by her parents Charles (Georgia) Williams of Alliance and Wilma (Rex) Carawan of Merritt; Siblings Charlie Williams, Ginny Owens, Dennis Williams, Nettie Jones, Amy Wilson, and Doug Martin; Children Dale Woolard, Ryan Woolard and Jessica Edwards; Grandchildren Mariah, Brian, Richard, Hailey,...
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Stacey Thalmann

June 3, 1948 - December 6, 2021

Stacey Ann Thalmann, age 73, a resident of Washington, North Carolina passed away Monday, December 6, 2021. She was born on June 3, 1948 to the late Edward and Anita Kathryn (Foote) Thalmann. Along with her parents, Stacey was preceded in death by her son, Alexander "Alex" Thalmann, and her brother Edward Deforest Thalmann. Stacey is survived by her, two nieces, Katherine Thalmann Smith...
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Carnie Lyn Rowe

November 3, 1953 - December 4, 2021

Carnie Lyn Cordon Rowe, age 68, a resident of Belhaven, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Vidant Medical Center. A Celebration of life service will be held at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service Washington Funeral & Cremation Chapel on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00 PM until the service hour. Burial will follow at...
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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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