Elwood D. Sawyer of Camden, August 8By Submitted Story on August 9, 2020Elwood David Sawyer of 633 NC Highway 343 North, Camden, NC, died Saturday, August 8, 2020 in the age of 96. He had been a native of Camden, the firstborn of the late Willoughby “Wib” L. Sawyer, Sr., and the late Alice S. Sawyer. He was the husband of Geraldean Doxey Sawyer to get sixty-nine years.He was an energetic member of McBride United Methodist Church at South Mills his whole life at which he served in several roles such as Sunday School superintendent, church treasurer, choir member, Sunday School teacher and a founding member of the United Methodist Men’s Group. He had been a WWll veteran, serving at the US Army Infantry, Pacific Theater. He had been a founding partner of Cherry Hill Farms, a part of the Camden County Planning Board, a charter member of the Camden Volunteer Fire Department and Camden County Farm Bureau where he served as a president. He hailed for twenty five years together with Meals on Wheels. A kind and gentle guy who never showed anger, he was a peacemaker and always put others first. Fast to smile and tell a funny joke or story, he was cherished by all who met him. An enormous memory for background, he had been an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. He also spent many an hour waiting for the blues and flounders to snack the Outer Banks along with his Loved Ones, brothers, along with sister.Besides his spouse, He’s survived by three children, Diane S. Harrington along with husband, Greg, of Wake Forest, E. Craig Sawyer of Camden, and Angela D. Sutton and husband, Trip, of Raleigh; three grandchildren, Lori H. Eitel and husband, Paul, of Wake Forest, Stacey H. Harris and husband, Shannon, of Roanoke, VA, and Nicholas C. Sawyer and Kitty Rose of Camden; ten great-grandchildren, Hayden, Sophie, Annabelle, Maddie, and Karabeth Eitel; Hunter, Sawyer, and Tyler Harris; and Sullivan and Scarlett Sawyer; one sister, Ruby S. Smithson of Elizabeth City; 2 brothers, Joseph Sawyer along with W.L. Sawyer, Jr. and wife, Brenda, all of Camden; and 2 sisters-in-law, Sue B. Sawyer of both Camden and Alice B. Sawyer of Elizabeth City. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Stanley Sawyer and also Horace Sawyer; a sister-in-regulation, Jean S. Sawyer; and one brother-in- law, Carlton Smithson.A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 in 11:00 a.m. at McBride United Methodist Church at South Mills together with the Reverend Bill Blake along with the Reverend Wade Bennett officiating. Donations may be created to The Food Bank of the Albemarle, PO Box 1704, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Sawyer family. You may express condolences to the family by seeing www.TwifordFH.com.