Tyra Newell III

Published 3:46 pm Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Tyra “Tye” Lee Newell III, of Elizabeth City, died December 26, 2021 at Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Pasquotank, he was born January 4, 1943 to the late Tyra Lee Newell Jr. and Audrey Forbes Newell.

Survivors include wife Jean Stafford Newell, sons Jerry Newell (Tracy) and T. L. Newell IV (Jenny); grandchildren Tyra L. “Tristen” Newell V, Greg Newell and Robert Newell;  sister Jody Newell Brickham; brother Larry Newell (Nancy) and brother-in-law Johnny Nichols. He was preceded in death by sister Pamela Newell Nichols.

Funeral service with Masonic Rites will be held at 11 a.m. December 29 at Twiford Memorial Chapel with burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, General Fund, 700 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home is serving the family.  www.TwifordFH.com

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