PANTEGO - Elizabeth Newberry “Tootsie” Cutler, 73, of the Tierra Ceia community died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2011. A funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 23, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, officiated by Billy Ray Askew. A brief graveside memorial service followed in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.

She was born in the Acre Station community of Beaufort County, the daughter of the late Nona Mayo and Joseph Henry Newberry.

Surviving: children, Cristi Cutler Harris (Wallace) of Pantego, Franklin Joe Cutler of Raleigh and Richard Glenn Cutler (Julie) of Cary; sister, Frances Rabil (Ed) of Louisburg; half sisters, Eula Cohron and Inez Harris; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Joe Cutler; brothers, Joseph Henry Newberry Jr. and Gene Douglas Newberry; and half siblings, Ruth, Thorne and Clifton.

Flowers welcome or the family also suggests consideration of memorial contributions in her name be made to Tierra Ceia Church of Christ, 4509 Christian School Road, Pantego, NC 27860.

Condolences may be offered by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.