Beulah Lyon Miller Hoggard

July 12, 1923 - August 13, 2018

07/12/1923 - 08/13/2018

Past Services

Thursday August 16, 2018
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Thursday August 16, 2018
2:00 pm
Powellsville Baptist Church
307 West Main Street
Powellsville, NC 27967

POWELLSVILLE – Beulah Lyon Miller Hoggard, age 95, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC. A native of Bertie County, North Carolina, she was born on July 12, 1923 to the late Henderson U. Miller and Gladys Lyon Miller. Beulah was reared in the home of the late H.O. Raynor and Annie Harrell Raynor of Powellsville.

Beulah was a graduate of Powellsville High School and Kee’s Secretarial College in Norfolk, VA. She went to work at the Bank of Ahoskie after graduation and worked there until she married her high school sweetheart, Joseph C. “Buck” Hoggard, on November 27, 1942. They shared a loving and devoted marriage of 64 years. “Buck” was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps from 1941-1945, stationed at Kirkland Field, Albuquerque, NM. They lived there for four years until he deployed overseas. After WWII, they lived in Ahoskie and later moved to Powellsville. Beulah served as Postmaster until Buck was appointed. Beulah was a longtime faithful member of Powellsville Baptist Church for approximately 70 years, where she enjoyed attending Sunday School, active in Girl’s Auxiliary, WMU, and listening to “Buck” sing in the choir. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt that will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Beulah is survived by her son, Carlyle O. Hoggard, and wife Daniela, of Powellsville, NC; her daughter, Nancy H. White, and husband Tommy, of Atlantic Beach, NC; grandson, Jeffrey C. Hoggard, and wife Susan, of Ahoskie, NC. Also surviving is her brother, Henry L. Miller of Murfreesboro; 3 nieces and 6 nephews.

Along with her parents, Beulah was predeceased by her firstborn infant daughter, Jo Anne Hoggard, her beloved husband, Joseph C. “Buck” Hoggard, two brothers, Virgil E. Miller and H.U. Miller; three half-brothers, Jesse Y. Miller, Denny D. Miller, and Paul V. Miller; and one-half sister, Gladys M. Lee.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 2:00 pm at the Powellsville Baptist Church, Powellsville, NC, with the Rev. Walter Johnston, III officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center and then proceed to Highland Memorial Gardens where she will be laid to rest.

The family wishes to thank all of her caregivers for their loving care over the past year.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Powellsville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Powellsville, NC 27967 or online by clicking here, or to Powellsville United Methodist Church, 209 Bethlehem Road, Powellsville, NC 27967 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Hoggard family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Trish Jernigan Carson
5 years ago

Ms. Beulah was such a special and sweet lady I knew all my life in Powellsville Baptist Church. She and Mr. Buck were such a kind and special couple and I was so very fond of them. The last time I saw Ms. Beulah was after my Grandaddy Jones’ station was to be taken down, and I went out there one day and she was there. I asked her what was new and what was she doing out that afternoon, and she said, “I came to get me a brick.” I almost cried right then. So many people collected bricks but she was the only one I ran into. God bless the family and know that Ms. Beulah was a truly loved lady. She will be missed.

Thelma Godwin
5 years ago

Carlyle, Nancy, and family, I pray that you will have comfort during this sad time. She was such a sweet lady and you were so blessed to have had her these many years. Know how sorry I am for your loss.

Peggy Mulder Newsome
5 years ago

Carlise and Nancy your mom was such a sweet loving kind person. I can remember so many times playing with Nancy at her home and all the years living in Powellsville ,she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sarah Turner
5 years ago

I know Miss Beulah will be greatly missed my sympathy to all the family sending hugs and love your way

Sarah Turner
5 years ago

It was a very special lady I remember her selling us to my husband and myself World encyclopedias I said miss Hoggard my baby is only 6 months old she should be here need it we bought them kept them up also the Child craft she was a sweet lady and she will be greatly missed

Dixie Fetters
5 years ago

Although I did not know Beulah personally, I feel like I knew her through her son Carlyle. I’m sure she was a special lady. My sympathies are with the family.

5 years ago

Will always love & miss you Nonna Buia. Say hi to Granddaddy for me.