Stevenson B. Hoggard

Published 6:44 pm Wednesday, January 15, 2014

TUNIS – Stevenson “Steve” Burl Hoggard, age 85, passed away on January 14, 2014.

Steve was born February 2, 1928 at Buzzards Crossroads in Bertie County, the son of the late Roy Hoggard and Atha Jane Harrison Hoggard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Ann Hoggard; his brother, James Hoggard; his sisters, Joyce Byrum and Lucille Bland; and granddaughter Dana Tinkham.

After 37 years he retired from United States Gypsum Co. He then built Steve’s RetirementVillage in Tunis, NC where he was the owner/operator for 26 years.

Left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Irene Bryant, Betty Ruth Chloe, Patsy Conner, and Gayle Harris; his children, Larry Hoggard (Jo Ann), Elizabeth Calhoun (Alan), and Sandy Schneirla (Jesse); a step-son, Eugene Babb (Linda); grandchildren, Steve, Roy, and Crystal Hoggard, Jonathan Hoggard, Travis Wood, Heather Harding and Barbara Babb; and 11 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 809B Hwy NC 461 E, Union, with the Rev. Earl Perry officiating. Interment will follow at Stoney Creek Cemetery in Ahoskie.

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Massey Funeral Home in Aulander is handling the arrangements.