Douglas Elbert Eubank

Published 10:52 am Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mr. Douglas Elbert Eubank, 66, unexpectedly passed away on August 5, 2011 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, North Carolina.

He was born in Kentucky on December 6, 1944, to the late Elbert and Thelma Eubank.  He was preceded in death by six days by his wife Molly Goggin Eubank.  Also preceding him in death was his grandmother, Carolyn Eubank, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Goggin.

Doug is survived by his son, Lance T. (Eubank) Crowe, of Murfreesboro, N.C.; Lance’s children and his grandchildren, Owen and Madison; his son, Tadd W. Eubank, and his wife, Kelli F. Eubank, of Boykins, Virginia; his brother, David Eubank and his wife, Lenny, of Dayton, Ohio; his nephew, Mitchell Eubank and his wife, Dawn, also of Dayton, Ohio; and his brother-in-law, Jeffrey Goggin and his wife, Barbara, of Orlando, Florida.

Doug was trained as an art teacher and received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Art Education from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.  He taught art for over 30 years at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, N.C.

Doug was known and appreciated as a talented artist and a respected art educator.  He was also known as a gifted potter and many of his clay works are featured in pottery books and journals.

Doug and his wife, Molly, had a very special and caring relationship for one another and were married for 43 years.  Doug also had an open and loving heart for his two sons, his grandchildren, his family; plus friends and students.

Doug coped with several severe illnesses in the very later years of his life and many friends gave support and assistance to Doug when he needed help.  Doug’s family offers thanks to all those persons who supported, helped and assisted Doug.

A memorial service for Doug and Molly, his wife, was conducted on August 7, 2011, at Chowan University.

In lieu of flowers, Doug’s family asks that donations and contributions may be made to “PAWS of Hertford County, Inc., P.O. Box 153, Murfreesboro, N.C. 27855” or “Town of Como Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 117, Como, N.C. 27818.”

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home of Ahoskie, N.C. is serving the Eubank family.  Condolences can be sent to the Eubank by visiting