Albert L. Rhodes of Elizabeth City, July 28

By on July 28, 2022

May 10, 1948 – July 28, 2022

Albert Leary Rhodes, age 74, of Elizabeth City, NC died on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at his home surrounded by family.  Born in Columbia, NC on May 10, 1948 to the late Royce Leslie Rhodes and Anna Voliva Williamson, he was the beloved husband of fifty-two years to Joy Ann Beals Rhodes.  Al served his country honorably in the U. S. Marine Corps and retired from active duty at the rank of Master Sergeant after serving twenty years. A Vietnam Veteran, he was a member of the Marine Corp League.  He was a member of First Baptist Church Elizabeth City and the Ruritans.  Al was active with the Food Bank and Food Pantry.  He had a passion for wood crafting, but most important to him was his family.

In addition to his wife, Joy, Al is survived by two daughters, Trista Bogardus (Peter) and Chrissy Forbes (Stevie); two brothers, John Bradley Rhodes (Mali) and Raymond Seagroves; sisters-in-law, Judith Johnson, Tighe Simons (Linda), and Debbie Beals; a brother-in-law, Daniel Beals (Sue); five grandchildren, Corbin Thompson, Mallory Bogardus, Mackenzie Bryant, Brooke Tuthill (John), and Kimberlee Forbes; and a host of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Ryan Rhodes; his beloved in-laws, Woodrow and Ann Jennette Beals; and two brothers-in-law, Kenneth Beals and Elwood Johnson.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at First Christian Church, 800 Beech Street, Elizabeth City, NC  27909 with Mr.  Larry Privott officiating.  Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery with full military honors.  Family will receive friends at other times at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Rhodes family.

Memorial donations may be made in Al’s name to the Food Bank of the Albemarle, P.O. Box 1704, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  Condolences and memories may be shared at

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  • Velma Gray

    Joy and family,
    So very sorry for your loss. I pray for Gods peace and comfort for each of you during the difficult days ahead and that He will bless you with many precious memories that will make you smile through your tears. He was very special, loved by many and he loved his family beyond measure
    Love and prayers,
    Velma and George l

    Friday, Jul 29 @ 4:16 pm
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