GRIFTON - Mr. Ernest "Brownie" Carraway, 89, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. He was a veteran of the US Army having served in WWII, a founding member and first chief of the Jason Volunteer Fire Department, and was also a member of the Grifton Rural Fire Association. Mr. Carraway was a member of Riverside Christian Church. Ernest was born July 28, 1924, in the Snow Hill area of Greene County. A farmer most of his life, Ernest married Frances Williams on Nov. 6, 1948, and together they raised one daughter and three sons. In 1961, Ernest and Frances moved their family to a farm just outside of Grifton, in southern Pitt County, where they still reside to this day.
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Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Myrtle Elizabeth Ham Carraway; a brother, Sidney "Buck" Carraway; and sisters, Florence Carlyle and Virginia Morgan.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Williams Carraway; daughter, Brenda Wright; sons, Ernest Edwin Carraway and wife, Patsy, Randy Martin Carraway and wife, Faye, and Roger Dale Carraway and wife, Patty; four grandchildren, Travis Wright and wife, Karla, Kyle Mason Carraway and wife, Barrett, Crystal Emerick and husband, Danny, and Phillip Barrett Carraway and wife, Tracey; two great-grandchildren, Makenzie and Ethan; and sisters, Hilda Tyndall, Sudie Radford and Katie Radford.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service in Snow Hill with the Rev. John Brick officiating. Interment will follow at the Snow Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 – 8 and other times at the residence. The family would like to render many thanks to all close friends including caregivers, Debra Campbell and Fannie Brown for the help and aid they have given.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylor-tyson.com.
Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service
117 Northwest 3rd Street
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Published in The Daily Reflector on Mar. 18, 2014