Pasquotank County, NC

Milton Needham Toxey Obituary

Milton Needham Toxey, 84, of 104 w. Main St. died Monday at 4:30 a,m. in Albemarle Hospital 
after a short illness. He was a native of Shiloh and lived in Elizabeth City for the past 35 years. 
He was the son of the late Wiley and Bettie Needham Toxey. A member of the First Baptist 
Church, he led the singing in the Mens Bible Class for 35 years. He was also a former school 
teacher and retired farmer. He was the oldest funeral director in this area. He started in the 
business in Camden County in 1932, moved to Elizabeth City and operated the Pierce and 
Toxey Funeral Home until 1939. He moved to main street and operated until his retirement in 
1964. He also operated the Shiloh Gining Co. He is survived by His wife, Mrs. Mary Forbes 
Toxey, two daughters, Mrs. John A. Dwiggins of Greensboro and Mrs. Thomas J. Duren of 
Norfolk, One son Milton Wiley Toxey of Shiloh and six grandchildren. A funeral service will be 
conducted Tuesday at 4:00 p. m. , in Twiford Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Maynard Magnum, 
pastor of the First Baptist Church, and the Rev. C. Aubrey McLellan, pastor of Shiloh Baptist 
Church. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery. 

March 25, 1968

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