The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for July 6, 2004

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 14, 2004

George L. Mardre IV

WINDSOR – George Lewis Mardre IV, died July 2, 2004.

A funeral was conducted Monday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Windsor. Burial was in the church cemetery. Donations in George’s memory may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church or to Thompson Children’s Home, PO Box 25129, Charlotte, NC 28229-5129. Walker Funeral Home was in charge.

Mardre graduated from Windsor High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served five years in the US Air Force. He served as the Civil Defense Director for Bertie County and was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jeannette Shaw; a son, George Lewis Mardre V of Montgomery, Ala.; a daughter, Mary Jeanette Moseley of Kill Devil Hills and Barrett Roberson Mardre of Durham; a sister, Harriett Mardre Woolard; and five grandchildren.

Audrey Kidd

SEABOARD – Audrey Lee Hasty Kidd, 82, died July 2, 2004. She was the widow of William Kidd.

A funeral was conducted Monday at Galatia Baptist Church by the Rev. Lonnie Armstrong and the Rev. David Foster. Burial was in the family cemetery. Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, was in charge. Memorial contributions may be made to Galatia Baptist Church Senior Citizens Group.

Mrs. Kidd was a member of Galatia Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, William &uot;Billy&uot; Kidd of Greenville, Thomas Ray Kidd of High Point, and Michael Wayne Kidd of Durham; and four grandchildren.

Toma G. Young

WOODLAND – Toma Grey Young, 71, died July 2, 2004, at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

A graveside service was conducted Monday at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, by the Rev. Laura Early. Massey Funeral Home, Aulander, was in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Kidney Foundation.

Survivors include her daughters, June Wright of Rio Honda, Texas, Rebecca P. Smith of Murfreesboro and Vicky Piland of Powellsville; two sons, Jesse Thomas Piland Jr. of St. John and John David Young of Woodland; sisters, Mary Callis and Fannie Bazemore, both of Harrellsville and Nancy Currin of Hope Mills; brothers, Joseph Oliver Pierce of Ahoskie, John L. Pierce Jr. of Windsor and David Pierce of Eure; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Shirley J. Twiddy

KITTY HAWK – Shirley Jean Twiddy, 67, a native of Chowan County, died July 3, 2004, in Bertie Memorial Hospital, Windsor.

A funeral was conducted Monday in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home. Burial was in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Dare County EMS, 1632 N. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.

Miss Twiddy was a retired supervisor with AT&T Telephone Co.

Survivors include her mother, Fannie Holmes Twiddy of Edenton; her sisters, Peggy T. Byrum and Pat T. Hughes, both of Edenton.

Columbus Long

NORFOLK, Va. – Columbus &uot;Cut,&uot; Long, 56, a native of Pendleton, died June 30, 2004.

A funeral was conducted Monday in the chapel of Metropolitan Funeral Service by the Rev. Pam Faison. Interment was in First Baptist Church Cemetery, Severn.

Long retired in 1982 after serving 25 years with Trailways Bus Lines. He also served 10 years as a mechanic with Amoco Oil Co.

Survivors include his wife, Verlie Long of Pendleton; three sons, Alton Long of Virginia Beach, Curtis Long of Virginia Beach and Desmond Long of Norfolk; two sisters, Emma Stevenson and Geraldine Pittman, both of Norfolk; three brothers, Henry Barnes of Texas, Herbert Long Jr. of Chesapeake and Arthur Long of Norfolk; and 10 grandchildren.

Susan R. Godwin

GATESVILLE – Susan Rudisill Godwin, 88, a native of Greenwood, S.C., died July 2, 2004, in Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie. She was the widow of W. Hayes Godwin.

Graveside services were conducted Sunday in Gatesville Cemetery by the Rev. Gene Asbill. Miller Funeral Home was in charge. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gatesville Baptist Church, Gatesville, NC 27938.

Mrs. Godwin was a member of Gatesville Baptist Church. She retired from the Gates County School System after teaching for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Gatesville Woman’s Club where she had served as president and as a trustee. Other memberships included the Gates County Transportation Efficiency Counsel, vice president of the Albemarle Regional Library Board, the Conrad Plyler Memorial Scholarship Committee, member and past president of the Harnett County NCAE, the Alfred Moore DAR Chapter, chairman of the Gates County PTA Council, the North Carolina District Association of Childhood Education, and the Gates County Library Board.

Survivors include a son, Walter Hayes Godwin Jr.; a sister, Agnes &uot;Sing&uot; Boddie of Raleigh; and two grandchildren.

Clarene Pierce

WINDSOR – Clarene Pierce Pierce, 80, a native of Bertie County, died July 3, 2004. She was the widow of Woodrow Carson Pierce Sr.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Windsor Assembly of God by the Rev. Chuck Gray. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Bertie County Rescue Squad or to the Diabetes Foundation. Walker Funeral Home is in charge.

Mrs. Pierce was a member of Windsor Assembly of God and a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara P. Castelloe of Columbia and Peggy Lawrence of Williamston; and two sons, Billy Pierce of Windsor and John Paul Pierce of Edenton.

Lillian Hodges

CONWAY – Lillian Elizabeth Collier Hodges, 85, a native of Northampton County, died July 4, 2004, at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Town of Conway Cemetery by the Revs. Sidney Collins and Bobby Deacon. The family will be receiving friends at Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Mrs. Hodges, 139 Ruby Vick Road in Conway.

Mrs. Hodges was a retired beautician in Conway.

Survivors include two brothers, Richard Joseph Collier of Ahoskie and James Walton &uot;Bug&uot; Collier of Conway.

H.C. Hudgins Jr.

GREENVILLE – Dr. Herbert Cornelius Hudgins Jr., 71, a native of Gates County, died July 3, 2004, in his home.

Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Zion United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jay Helms, pastor. Burial will be at a later time in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family in the social hall of the church following services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, in care of Caroline Askew, NC 37, Gatesville, NC 27938.

Hudgins was a retired professor from East Carolina University, he received his education at High Point College, his masters from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his doctorate from Duke University. He was a former member of Zion United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Trotter of Norfolk, Va., and Irma Hudgins of Hobbsville; and his brother, Arthur R. Hudgins of Hampton.

Annie S. Smith

SUFFOLK, Va. – Annie Sue Smith, 99, a native of Gates County, died July 4, 2004. She was the widow of Willie Melvin Smith Sr.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church.

Survivors include her two sons, W. Melvin Smith Jr. and Earl Smith; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory by the Rev. Johnathan Palmer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nansemond Suffolk, VA 23439.

Doris Raynor

COLERAIN – Doris Raynor, died July 3, 2004, at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Mary G. Jones

WINDSOR – Mary Gertrude Jones, died July 1, 2004 at Three Rivers Health & Rehabilitation Center, Windsor.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke Baptist Church, Windsor, by the Rev. Roy Sharpe. Burial will be in the Jones family cemetery, Windsor. Reynolds Funeral Home, Inc., Ahoskie, is in charge.

Survivors include 10 sons, Wallace, George, Sharion, Ronald and Steve Jones, all of Windsor, Curtis Jones of Merry Hill, Donald Jones of Roper, Kevin Jones of Hampton, Va., Willie and Thomas Jones, both of Newport News; three daughters, Myrtle Hawkins, Mary L. Jones and Annie Jones, all of Hampton; one brother, James T. Cooper of Boston, Mass.; 37 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

Eddie Hewitt Jr.

GARYSBURG – Eddie Calvin Hewitt Jr., 27, died July 3, 2004, at Wilson Medical Center, Wilson.

A visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with the family receiving friends from 6-7 p.m. at H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Roanoke Salem Church, Garysburg, by Elder James Easter. Interment will be in the church cemetery.