Elwood David Sawyer

Published 3:55 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Elwood David Sawyer, of Camden, died August 8, 2020 at the age of 96. He was a native of Camden, the firstborn of the late Willoughby “Wib” L. Sawyer Sr. and the late Alice S. Sawyer. He was the husband of Geraldean Doxey Sawyer for sixty-nine years.

He was a member of McBride United Methodist Church in South Mills and a WWll veteran, serving in the US Army Infantry, Pacific Theater. He was a founding partner of Cherry Hill Farms, member of the Camden County Planning Board, charter member of the Camden Volunteer Fire Department and Camden County Farm Bureau. He volunteered for twenty years with Meals on Wheels.

Besides his wife, he is survived by children Diane S. Harrington and husband Greg of Wake Forest, E. Craig Sawyer of Camden and Angela D. Sutton and husband Trip of Raleigh; grandchildren Lori H. Eitel and husband Paul of Wake Forest, Stacey H. Harris and husband Shannon of Roanoke, Va. and Nicholas C. Sawyer and Kitty Rose of Camden; ten great-grandchildren; sister Ruby S. Smithson of Elizabeth City; brothers Joseph Sawyer and W.L. Sawyer Jr. and wife Brenda, all of Camden; and sisters-in-law Sue B. Sawyer of Camden and Alice B. Sawyer of Elizabeth City. He was predeceased by brothers Stanley Sawyer and Horace Sawyer; sister-in-law Jean S. Sawyer; and brother-in- law Carlton Smithson.

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A memorial service will be held August 14 at 11 a.m. at McBride United Methodist Church in South Mills with the Reverend Bill Blake and the Reverend Wade Bennett officiating. Donations may be made to The Food Bank of the Albemarle, PO Box 1704, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the family. Express condolences to www.TwifordFH.com.