Obits 9 15 21

Sep 15, 2021 at 07:00 am by Arthur-RB

Alva Dean Windley Alligood

Alva Dean Windley Alligood, 88, of Plymouth died Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Edenton House in Edenton.

Born May 14, 1933 in Beaufort County she was the daughter of the late Daniel Sylvester Windley and Matilda Ann Ratcliff Windley and was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Dottis Alligood; grandchild, Leslie A. Bell; sisters, Elsie W. Waters and Ethel W. Sullivan; and brothers, Bonnie Windley, Bill Windley, Bobby Windley and Ben Windley.

Mrs. Alligood retired as a cafeteria staff member with Washington County Public Schools and was a member of Smithwick Primitive Baptist Church.

Her family includes her daughters, Judy A. Beaver and husband, Michael, of Garner and Wendy A. Huffman and husband, Tommy, of Plymouth; sons, James M. Alligood of Edenton, Danny S. Alligood and wife, Cassie, of Jamesville, Billy E. Alligood and wife, Kitty, of Farmington, ME and Timothy A. Alligood of Simpson; a sister, Nancy W. Modlin of Jamesville; nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Sunday, September 12, at Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth, with Reverend Robert Langley and Reverend Johnnie Barber officiating. Burial followed at Hillside Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends at the graveside following the service.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.

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Alice Myers Dotson

Alice M. Dotson, age 96, longtime resident of Plymouth, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Carrolton of Plymouth.

A child of the Great Depression, she was born November 14,1924, in Cherry. As the daughter of a sharecropper, she learned early in life to make the most of what she had.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Felton Myers Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Barnes Myers. The youngest of eight children, Alice was also predeceased by her seven siblings.

In 1942, Alice married Thomas Oliver Dotson, and they had four sons. Their first baby, Thomas Eugene Dotson, died as an infant. Their three surviving sons are Thomas Newman Dotson (Heather) of Chocowinity, William Mitchell Dotson (Kaye) of Williamston and Rodney Oliver Dotson (Jackie) of Jamesville.

When her husband, Thomas, died in a car crash in 1969, Alice went to work to finish raising the boys, who all married and provided her with beloved grandchildren.

Alice attended art classes for many years and became an accomplished oil painter. Her award-winning paintings now grace the homes of family and friends.

Surviving grandchildren are Kylie Dotson-Blake (Mitchell) of Chocowinity, Ashlie Lilley (Scooter) of Chocowinity, Thomas Dotson (Jiarui) of Syracuse, NY, James Dotson of Jamesville, Suzanne Stotesbury (Chris) of Greenville and Victoria Carico of Plymouth. Great-grandchildren are Kaden Blake, Xander Blake and Zane Lilley, all of Chocowinity.

A memorial service will be held at Flowers Park on the riverfront in downtown Plymouth at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.

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Richard Downing

Richard “Ric” Downing, 51, died Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

A walk-through viewing was held Tuesday, September 14, with a graveside service scheduled for 11 a.m., this morning, Wednesday, September 15, at Ellis Lee Cemetery.

Paradise House of Funerals, Plymouth, was in charge of arrangements.


James Freeman III

Plymouth resident James Freeman III died Friday, September 3, 2021. He was 51.

Elder Ronald Spruill officiated a service Saturday, September 11, at Toodle’s Chapel, Washington Street, Plymouth. Burial followed in Toodle’s Cemetery.

Toodle’s Funeral Home, Plymouth, was in charge of arrangements.


Lelia Ann Pierce James

Jamesville resident Lelia Ann Pierce James died Saturday, September 4, 2021. She was 80.

Elder Gregory Boston officiated a graveside service Saturday, September 11, at the James Family Cemetery.

Toodle’s Funeral Home, Plymouth, was in charge of arrangements.


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