Charles Ralph Sawyer

Published 8:20 am Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Charles Ralph Sawyer, 88, of South Mills, died September 19, 2020.  Members of Corinth Baptist Church of Elizabeth City, he and late wife Marion started the Children’s Church Program in the early 1990s.

He is preceded in death by father and mother Mack Leon and Lydia Jones Sawyer and brother David Sawyer.

He is survived by children Robin Forbes (Wilton) and Gary Sawyer (Diane); grandchildren Amanda Dodson (Kevin), Stephanie Forbes (Eddy), Bethanie Koehler (Chris), Alan Sawyer (Alyssa); five great-grandchildren; brother Everett Sawyer and sisters Joyce Medlin and Mary Sue Roach.

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A private ceremony will be held for immediate family officiated by Pastor Lee Johnson. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, P. O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27360 or online at Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to