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Erna D. Bright Sr.

Erna D. Bright, 89, Elizabeth City, died July 8, 2020 surrounded by family. He was born July 16, 1930 in Pasquotank County to the late Charles Walter Bright and Marie Sawyer Bright and was the widower of Virginia Edwards Bright. He attended Corinth Baptist Church, retired from the NC Army-National Guard and as supervisor for the Aircraft Repair and Supply Center (now Aviation Logistics Center) Sheet Metal Shop.

He is survived by children Erna D. Bright Jr. and wife Rachel, Pam Hall and husband Randy, Lynn Farling and husband Earl, Charles Bright and wife Lori; grandchildren, Daniel Bright (Amber), Ben Bright (Lauren), Alton Hall, R.J. Hall (Amber), Erica Ward (Justin), Stewart Farling (Lindsay), Tyler Bright, Justin Bright (Lainey), Erick Schultz, Aleck Schultz and Skye Schultz; and seven great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by eleven brothers and sisters.

A private funeral service was held July 10 at West Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Tom Hall officiating, followed by military honors. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, PO Box 1254, Elizabeth City, NC 27906 or the American Heart Association, 3131 RDU Center Drive, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.TwifordFH.com.

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