Lois “LoLo” Faye Sawyers, 76, of Broad Creek, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Carteret Health Care.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Graham Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery in Mill Creek, officiated by Rev. Drew Guthrie, Rev. Paul Loftin, and Rev. Vince Arnold. Friends are welcome to attend the service. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through her obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website which will be available that evening. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website.
(See link below for the Service Bulletin including the Order of Service.)
Lois was born on August 3, 1944 in Mill Creek, North Carolina, to the late Melton and Leola Arnold. Hard work was no stranger to LoLo, as a youngster she worked in the tobacco fields and spent hours shucking scallops. In her earlier years, she volunteered with EMS where she was known and admired by many in her community as she served as the former Chief of the Broad and Gales Creek EMS for 10 years. As a pioneer in her position, LoLo was proud to be the first female EMS Chief in Carteret County. Her dedicated character also extended to the VFW 9960 in Cedar Point where she was a lifetime member.
LoLo loved to cook for her family and friends and was well known for her delicious clam chowder. She always enjoyed the rhythm of a good song, especially one she could dance to. Riding through the woods on her husband’s “Scout” was another activity that LoLo enjoyed. More than anything, LoLo loved her family and was happiest when they were by her side.
She is survived by her godchild, Angela Clark of Newport; stepchildren, Mary Katherine Dennis of Cape Carteret and Robert Sawyers of Stella; special niece, Marilyn Guthrie and husband Andrew of Broad Creek; grandchildren, Mandi Clark, Millicent Grace Clark, Leah Nichole Sawyers and Kyle Joseph Sawyers; brothers, Linwood Arnold and wife Millie of Morehead City, William Arnold and companion Melinda “Sam” Grimes of Mill Creek, and Mark Arnold of Holly Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 2008, Kyle Sawyers; sister, Nellie Mae Guthrie; and brothers, J.D. Arnold, Shybo Arnold and Larry Arnold.
As an expression of sympathy, flowers are welcome or memorial contributions, in memory of Lois, may be made to Broad and Gales Creek EMS at 3010 Highway 24, Newport, NC 28570.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.
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Broad and Gales Creek EMS
3010 Highway 24, Newport NC 28570