Mary L. Elliott, Elizabeth City resident
Mary Jeanne Laney Elliott, age 60, of 701 West Elizabeth St., Elizabeth City, N.C., died Monday, July 15, 2002 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Elliott, a native of Cumberland County, N.C., was the wife of Edward Roscoe Elliott of the residence and the daughter of Mildred Brite Thomas Laney of Monroe, N.C. and the late Clarence Jerry Laney. She was a member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church and a former Beginner’s Sunday School Class teacher, a member and past vice president of Elizabeth City Rebecca Lodge #62, a volunteer for Guardian Ad Litem and Albemarle Hopeline, and a member of Cosmo Pals. She and her family hosted annual Thanksgiving and Christmas "Home for the Holidays" for area military who could not go home for the holidays. Besides her husband and mother, Mrs. Elliott is survived by five daughters, Dorothy Huebner and husband, Christopher, of Smithfield, N.C., Sherri Everett and husband, William, of Elizabeth City, N.C., Karen Ervin and husband, Christopher, of Elizabeth City, N.C., Kim Haithcock and husband, David, of Polkton, N.C. and Nicole Heath of Elizabeth City, N.C.; four sisters, Mildred Hyatt of Pageland, S.C., Louise Bradshaw of Chesapeake, Va., Diane Hildreth of Polkton, N.C. and Donna Sexton of Rock Hill, S.C.; 10 grandchildren, Krystle Elliott, Holly Elliott, Brandon Page, Kenneth Ervin, Whesley Ervin, Nicholas Ervin, Christopher Felty, Jessica Smith, Cody Daley and Hunter Haithcock; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 7 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tracy Bradshaw and the Rev. Haywood Gillikin officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. before the service Thursday evening and at other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be sent to 1786 Nixonton Road, Elizabeth City, N.C., 27909 c/o Karen Ervin. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.