Felton D. Landing
EURE — Felton Darcy Landing, 82, of the 200 block of Corner High Road, died Thursday, September 19, 2002 in the VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA.
Mr. Landing was born in Gates County and was the son of the late Putnam P. and Daisy Felton Landing. He had retired from the NC Dept. of Agriculture as a meat and poultry inspector and had served in the US Army during World War II where he received five Battle Stars and one Bronze Star in the European Theatre. He was a member of Cool Spring Baptist Church, Gatesville Masonic Lodge #126 the Sudan Temple of the Shrine, the Roanoke-Chowan Shrine Club, both the York and Scottish Rites Bodies and the Hall Ruritan Club.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Marie Vincent Landing a sister, Margie Revelle and husband, Carson of Mur-freesboro; two nephews, E.L. Holloman and wife, Barbara of Ahoskie and Edward Lee Medlin, Jr. and wife, Rhonda of Murfreesboro; several other nieces and nephews, and a host of wonderful friends and neighbors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carrie Lee Askew and Myrtice L. Medlin and a brother, Putnam P. Landing, Jr.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in Cool Spring Baptist Church by the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Burial was in the church cemetery with full Masonic rites. Friends joined the family Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and other times at the residence.
Clinton E. Williams Sr.
EURE - Clinton Eure Williams Sr., 85, a native of Gates County, died Oct. 13, 2002 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.
Williams was the son of the late Pleasant Z. and Ida Virginia Eure Williams. He had worked as an electrician with Allied Mills in Portsmouth and also had his own electrical business in Gates County and the surrounding area. He was a member of Eure Christian Church, Gatesville Masonic Lodge No. 126, the Hall Ruritan Club, Ray's Beach Fishing Club, the Gatlington Hunt Club and Woodmen of the World.
A funeral was held Oct. 16, 2002 in Eure Christian Church by the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Masonic rites were accorded in the church and the burial was in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Eure Christian Church or to the American Heart Association.
Survivors include his wife, Celia Felton Williams; a daughter, Sandra W. Rountree of Eure, a son C.E. Williams Jr. of Gates; a sister, Lessie Ewell of Suffolk and two grandchildren
Roger E. Suter Sr.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Roger Eugene Suter Sr., 46, a native of Portsmouth, died Oct. 15, 2002.
Suter had been currently employed as a general supervisor for Public Utilities for the City of Chesapeake. Suter was a well known musician with local bands.
A funeral was held Oct. 25, 2002 in Faith Alive Ministries on Shell Road in Chesapeake by the Revs. Matt Matthews and Milton Lupton. Burial was in the Meadowbrooks Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth A. Suter; his parents, Paul Winfield Suter Jr. and Loretta Lupton Suter of Eure, a son, Roger E. Suter Jr. of Portsmouth; three daughters, Alica M. Bowes of Portsmouth, Heather A. McKeehan and Roxan E. McKeehan, both of Chesapeake; two brothers, Richard A. "Tony" Suter of Portsmouth and Steve W. Suter of Chesapeake; and one grandson.
GATESVILLE - A funeral service for Emily Sears, of Harrell's Church Road, Gatesville, will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 23, 2002.
John H. Hardy
NORFOLK, Va. - John Henry Hardy, 75, a native of Virginia, died Oct. 17, 2002 in Habour Pointe Medical Center, Norfolk.
Hardy was retired and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Norfolk.
A funeral was held Oct. 21, 2002 in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 929 Ingleside Road, Norfolk.
Survivors include his wife, Estelle Hardy; a daughter, Annette Green and stepdaughters, Dinah Williams of Petersburg, Va., Peggy Moore of Ges, Melody Stuckey of Virginia Beach: three stepsons, Natty Tafar of Bellingham, Wash., Irving Williams of Methuen, Mass., and Ronnie Williams of Boston, Mass.; two sisters, Jeanette Hawkins and Velma Hardy, both of Norfolk; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Vernon G. James Sr.
ELIZABETH CITY - Vernon Grant James Sr., 92, a native of Pasquotank County, died Oct. 21, 2002 at his residence.
James was the son of the late John Calvin and Fanny Coppersmith James and was the husband of Thelma Sanders James.
He was a charter member of the NC 4-H Honor Club, the House of Representatives for 26 years, Salem Baptist Church, Eureka Lodge 317 AF & AM, Elizabeth City York Bodies and Sudan Shrine Temple of New Bern.
A funeral was held Oct. 24, 2002 in Twiford's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Michael Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. A memorial service was held at the Fine Arts Center of ECSU Oct. 24, 2002 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Vernon James Scholarship, c/o 4-H Development Fund, Box 7645, Raleigh, NC 27695-7645.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma S James; a daughter, Joyce Beutler of Mapleton, UT; a son, Alan Sanders of Hickory; two sisters. Jemima Markham and Irene Roberson, both of Elizabeth City: a brother, William James of Winfall; 12 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Allen T. Kee
HOBBSVILLE -Allen Thurman Kee, 84, died Oct. 18. 2002 A funeral was held Oct. 26, 2002 in Joppa Missionary Baptist Church.
Emily N. Sears
GATESVILLE - Emily Novita Sears, 83, of Harrell Church Road, died Oct 17, 2002.
A funeral was held Oct. 23, 2002 in Lebanon Grove Baptist Church.
Hattie M. Bazemore
PORTSMOUTH, VA - Hattie M. Bazemore, 92, a native of Gates County, died Oct. 21, 2002 in Maryview Medical Center.
She was the daughter of the late Nettie Benton Knight and Joseph Henry Knight.
Bazemore was the widow of Wilson Bazemore and she retired as a self-employed cosmetologist. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Christ Mission Club and Sunday School, Sunday Ready Chapter No. 154 OES past matron, and former member of Golden Rod Tent Lodge.
Survivors include a daughter, Lucille H. Wiggins; two sisters, Ada Curry of Portsmouth and Sarah Conaway 'of Portsmouth, a grandchild, and a great-grandchild.
Violet N. Harrell
HERTFORD - Violet Nokomis Harrell, 83, a native of Gates County, died Oct 23, 2002 in Albemarle Hospital.
Harrell was the daughter of the late Joe Polly Harrell and Zebulon Vance Harrell. She was a member of Cool Springs Baptist Church, attended Woodland United Methodist Church, was active as an adult leader with the 4-H and was a member of White Hat Home Demonstration Club.
A funeral was held Oct. 26, 2002 in Woodland United Methodist Church with a graveside service held at Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Eure. Memorials may be sent to Woodland United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 352 Woodland Church Road, Hertford, NC 27944.
Survivors include her husband, James Wesley Harrell; two daughters and June Piland of Clayton, NC and Jill Kahl of Hertford; four sons, Pat Harrell, Jesse Harrell, Joe Allen Harrell and Jimmy Harrell, all of Hertford; a sister, Marigold Byrd of Suffolk, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
J. Haywood Greene Sr.
EURE - J. Haywood Greene Sr., 89, a native of Gates County, died Oct. 23, 2002, in Down East Health and Rehab, Gatesville.
Green was the son of the late Sam and Ella Umphlette Greene. He had retired from Norfolk Naval Air Station as a sheet metal fabricator and was a Navy veteran of World War II. A member of Eure Baptist Church, he also was active in the Ray's Beach Fishing Club, the Gates County Hunt Club and the White Oak Hunt Club.
A funeral was held Oct. 26, 2002 in Eure Baptist Church by the Rev. Joseph Buck. Burial was in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Eure Baptist Church, the Eure Volunteer Fire Dept. or to one's favorite charity.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Weeks Greene; two sons, Joseph H. Greene Jr. and Larry D. Greene, all of Eure; two sisters, Nellie Ruth Hill of Eure and Clatta G. Sawyer of Portsmouth; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.