Alice S. Erwin



Alice Stocks Erwin, 96, passed away at her home early Wednesday morning, August 15, 2018. A native and lifelong resident of Greene County, Alice was born June 1, 1922, the daughter of Luby James and Winnie Merritt Stocks. Following graduation from the Maury High School she attended Atlantic Christian College until the great depression forced her to return home. A lady of strong ability and fortitude, Alice blazed a pathway in the early 1950’s becoming a Nationwide Insurance agent and agency owner.

In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Lee Erwin; and siblings, James M. “Toot” Stocks and Marie Stocks Vandiford.

Her surviving family includes her son, James E. Ward of Richmond, VA; daughter, Rhonda Erwin Moreen and spouse, Fred Newcomb of Snow Hill; grandchildren, Erwin Sugg and wife Bridget, and Jonathan Sugg who was a caregiver and resided with Alice, all of Snow Hill, Brad Ward and wife Margaret, and Allison Ward and significant other Chris Higley, all of Richmond, VA; great-grandchildren, Carter Ward, Jackson Ward, Brooks Ward, Tegan Higley, Chandler Higley, Easton Higley, Kaylee Sugg and Alayna Sugg; step-grandchild, Bryan Newcomb and his children, Christopher and Emily; her fur baby, “Rowdy”; and special caregivers, Connie Johnson, Ginger Bostic, Lori Grimes, and Carolyn Ward.

Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Sunday, August 19, at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service with Reverend Dr. Charles Russell and Pastor Scott Hardy officiating. Interment will immediately follow at the Snow Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday and other times at the Erwin residence in Snow Hill. Flowers are welcome or memorials to Alice’s church are welcome, Snow Hill Presbyterian Church, c/o Bobby Glossip, 201 Hines Street, Snow Hill, NC 28580. Online condolences to