Eula Newbold Nixon Greenwood was born August 3, 1919 to the late Wilson Hollowell and Martha Eula Newbold Nixon in Hertford, NC and passed away on June 18, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Thompson Greenwood, and her son, John Decatur Greenwood.
Survivors include son, Martin Nixon Greenwood, and wife, Paula, of Clarksville, VA; son, Thompson Hollowell Greenwood, and wife, Faith, of Midlothian, VA; daughter, Martha Greenwood Deans, and husband, Ben, of Nags Head, NC; and daughter-in-law, Marina Greenwood, of Henderson, NC. Also, eleven grandchildren – Jonathan Kovach whom she raised and loved like a son, Jessica Ogus, Chris Ogus, Kim Ogus, Tom Huffman, Jerry Greenwood, Grayson Greenwood, Mary Logan Greenwood, Emily Kochetkova, Julia Greenwood and Ariel Greenwood and six great-grandchildren.
Eula was extremely proud of her eastern North Carolina heritage, growing up along the Perquimans River. She enjoyed horseback riding and was a star basketball player at Hertford High School. In January 1939, she married her husband of fifty-six years in Edenton, NC. They raised their family and enjoyed careers in Raleigh, NC where she was an active member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal, and the North Carolina Public Relations Society. Throughout her life, Eula enjoyed time spent in old Nags Head, collecting antiques, astrology, geneology, visits with family and friends, traveling around the world and was an avid reader. Her love of reading led her to found the Carolina Press Clipping Service in 1952, a press clipping bureau which was later owned and run by her son, Martin, until 2003. Upon retirement, Eula and Thompson spent many happy years at “Woodstock”, a pre-Civil war farmhouse that they had lovingly restored and filled with books and antiques in Kittrell, NC. In the farmyard, they raised bountiful gardens and chickens, goats, ducks, cats and her much beloved, mostly Lab, “Cocoa”.
A graveside memorial service will be held at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:00am. Memorial donations may be made to the church or charity of your choice.
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