The R-C News-Herald Obituaries for October 13, 2007

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Helen Riddick

PENDLETON n Helen Marie Riddick, 69, a native of Hertford County, died October 10, 2007 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hertford County Undertakers Chapel, Winton, by the Rev. Shirley Johnson. Burial will be in the Harrell family cemetery, Co field.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Riddick of Pendleton; two sons, Curtis Riddick and William Riddick, both of Charlotte; two daughters, Shirley Deans of Georgia and Patricia Keene of Ahoskie; three brothers, Kent Harrell of Co field, Arthur Harrell of Winton and Roy Lee Harrell Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Dorothy Combo and Josephine Lewis, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

Grace W. Byrum

EDENTON – Grace Wilkins By rum, 83, a native of Duplin County, October 11, 2007, in Chowan Hospital.

Mrs. Byrum was a retired teacher from the Chowan, Bertie and Creswell school systems, she was a member of Edenton Baptist Church and its choir, Edenton Chapter No. 302, The Order of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Murray Forehand Byrum; her son, Walter Graham Byrum of Winterville; and four grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Edenton Baptist Church by the Rev. David Brooks. Burial will be in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, Edenton, is in charge. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Edenton Baptist Church, 200 S. Granville St., Edenton, NC 27932 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Marshall S. Calvert

WINDSOR – Marshall Sherman Calvert, 75, died October 9, 2007.

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Edgewood Cemetery. Walker Funeral Home is in charge.

W.T. Jones Jr.

RED OAK – WT &uot;Bill&uot; Jones Jr., 65, a native of Hertford County, died October 11, 2007 at his home.

Jones retired from East Carolina Farm Credit with 25 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Genie Harden Jones of the home; daughters, May Patteson of Roanoke Rapids, Dell Fisher of Whitakers; son, David Jones of Red Oak; sister, Ruth Franz of Salem, WI; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

Donald Smithwick

AHOSKIE n Donald Bradley Smithwick, 33, a native of Windsor, died October 4, 2007.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Faith Alive Ministries, 423 Shell Road, Chesapeake, VA 23323, with the doors being opened at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a benefit account for Samantha and Christopher Smithwick has been established at State Employees Credit Union. Donations will be accepted at any branch. Contact persons are Sue Coefield or Angie Barnes (252-332-5339). Walker Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Smithwick was employed with Nucor Steel as a lead caster. He was a Marine veteran, having attained the rank of Sgt. 1st Class. He was a Christian, a member of Faith Alive Ministries and the NRA.

Survivors include his wife, Sinthia Seda-Morales; one daughter, Samatha Ashley; a son, Christopher Bradley, both of the home; his parents, Donald Gene and Connie Copeland Smithwick of Windsor; one brother, Ben Smithwick of Colerain; and his grandfather, Thomas Meyers Smithwick of Merry Hill.

Leo Bond

BROOKLYN, NY n Leo Bond, died October 5, 2007 in New York.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tabernacle Pillow of Fire, 937 US 1317, Windsor. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lewiston. Gilliam Funeral Home, Windsor, is in charge.

Ivan L. Miller

CORAPEAKE n Ivan Leslie Miller, 69, a native of Washington, D.C., died October 9, 2007 in Edenton House, Edenton.

A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at Edenton House followed by a gathering time with the family. Later services are planned for Winchester, VA where the Millers formerly made their home. Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, Edenton, is in charge.

Miller was a retired captain with the Salvation Army. He later worked as a library assistant and attended various churches, most recently the Seventh Day Adventist, Elizabeth City. He served in the National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Payne Miller; two daughters, Miriam Grace Miller Heishman of Linden, VA and Michelle Gwendolyn Miller Zintl of Cypress, CA; one son, Ivan Leslie Miller II of Vienna, Austria; one brother, Wallace Miller of Romney, WVA; and three grandchildren.

Doyle M. Everett

Doyle Michael Everett was born to Doyle and Evyon Hope Everett on July 10, 1958. The youngest of six children, and the only son, Mike (as he was affectionately known) was showered with lots of love and affection.

Mike graduated from Baltimore City College and attended the University of Maryland for four years. He was employed by Northrup Grumman for 15 years and while there obtained certification as a computer networking professional. He enjoyed life finding great pleasure in working with computers, listening to music, traveling, and fast vehicles — cars and trucks. His greatest enjoyment, however, came from family.

He often spoke of his love for his family. The sense of pride and responsibility his father instilled in him and the encouragements from his mother to always do the right thing are values Mike passed to his own sons. His sisters taught him to respect and honor women as well as their perspective. With this combination of attributes, Mike, could not help but become a wonderful son, brother, father and husband. A protective and dedicated family man, he was strong and always there to advocate on his family’s behalf no matter what the circumstances or consequences to himself.

His two sons, Michael Jr. and Samuel were the joy of his life and more often than not, he spoke to them about the importance of family, getting an education and becoming upstanding and responsible human beings.

Before God, family and friends Mike vowed to his wife Gail and she to him, to love and cherish one another in sickness and in health. It was a commitment that was never broken.

On September 21, 2007 he left us. Although he will be missed by many, wife, Gail, sons, Michael, Jr. and Samuel, parents, Doyle and Hope Everett of Aulander, North Carolina; sisters, Peggy Moody, Ethenia Wells, Dinah Whye, Maureen Everett and Edna Everett, all of Baltimore, Maryland; aunts, Peggy Powell, Rosa Mitchell and Matilda Burns of Baltimore, Maryland; uncle, Calvin Everett of Aulander, North Carolina; nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as a host of friends. Doyle Michael Everett’s memory will live with us all forever.