Arthur Woodrow Tayloe

Published 11:02 am Wednesday, June 29, 2011

AULANDER – Mr. Arthur Woodrow Tayloe, age 96, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his children, on Monday, June 27, 2011.

He was born on January 6, 1915 in Bertie County to the late William Arthur Tayloe and Ethel Burden Tayloe. He graduated from Aulander High School and upon graduation attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was married to the late Marie Worthington Tayloe for forty-nine wonderful years. Woodrow was a very loving and devoted husband and father.

He was a member of Aulander Baptist Church, serving as a deacon. Woodrow was a farmer, merchant owner and community leader for many years in Aulander and the Roanoke-Chowan area. He was a charter member of Aulander Ruritan Club, Aulander Masonic Lodge, and Ahoskie Kiwanis Club. He has also served on the Aulander Town Council, Bank of Aulander Board, Chowan Board of Trustees, Wachovia Bank and Trust Board, Roanoke-Chowan Hospital Board of Trustees and Roanoke-Chowan Hospital Foundation and Davie Lodge in Ahoskie. Woodrow spent his later years enjoying flowers and his love of reading.

Preceding him in death are his wife and parents, as well as his brother, William Ennis Tayloe; and daughter, Elaine Tayloe Kirkland.

Survivors include his son, Arthur Woodrow Tayloe, Jr. and wife, Lyn, of Myrtle Beach, SC; daughter, Mary Jane Tayloe of Aulander; grandchildren, William Scott Kirkland and wife, Anne, of Raleigh, Stephen Ennis Kirkland and wife, Sarah, of Norfolk, VA, William Arthur Tayloe, II and wife, Kari, of Pawleys Island, SC and Courtney Lyn Tayloe of Pawleys Island, SC; one great grandchild, Laine Elizabeth Kirkland of Raleigh; one nephew, John Richard Taylor of Virginia Beach, VA, and Dorothy Sessoms.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Aulander Cemetery in Aulander with the Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. The visitation will follow the service at Aulander Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Aulander Baptist Church, PO Box 220, Aulander, NC 27805; Sallie Harrell Jenkins Memorial Public Library, PO Box 189, Aulander, NC 27805; or University Health Systems Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 272, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be directed to the family at