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Donnie Lee BEACHAM

POWELLS POINT - Donnie Lee BEACHAM, 54, of Powells Point, NC died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Jarvisburg, NC, he was the son of the late Garland Thomas and Jean Perry BEACHAM. Mr. BEACHAM was currently a concrete batcher for TNT Services, the former Emergency Management Director for Currituck County, a former volunteer with the Lower Currituck County Fire and Rescue, and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Special Forces during the Vietnam Era.  Mr. BEACHAM is survived by three daughters, Danielle Lynn Beacham BOGINSKI and husband Peter of Grandy, NC, and Dawn Lynette BEACHAM and Denise Loray BEACHAM both of Powells Point, NC; their mother, Darlene Etheridge BEACHAM of Powells Point, NC; two brothers, Ronnie BEACHAM and wife Cherie of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Tommie BEACHAM of Kitty Hawk, NC; and many nieces, nephews, and loved ones.  A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 11:00 AM at Laurel Memorial Gardens, Poplar Branch, NC by the Rev. Steven KING. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC and at other times at the residence.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 12, 2005; pg. 6A)

Walter H. BEACHAM

Walter H. BEACHAM, retired Coast Guard man, a well-known citizen of Kitty Hawk, died suddenly Thursday afternoon in the Marine Hospital in Norfolk after a day's illness. He was on of the most highly regarded men of his community. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertie BEACHAM; three sons: Calvin, Alvin and Glenn P.; a brother, Clyde BEACHAM; two sisters: Mrs. Joe PERRY and Mrs. Ethel GARD. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John BEACHAM and a life-long resident of Kitty Hawk, a member of the Fort Raleigh Post American Legion and the Primitive Baptist Church of Kitty Hawk. He was also a member of the Dare County Board of Elections.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, November 7, 1958; pg. 1)

Thelma S. BEAHM

POWELLS POINT Thelma S. BEAHM, 74, a former Portsmouth, Va. beautician, died February 28 in Elizabeth City. She was born in Bayboro, S.C. and was a member of Jarvisburg Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Leonard A. BEAHM; two daughters: Christine HILTON of Powells Point and Shirley RAY of Carthage, Tennessee; three sisters: Myrtle BENTON of Chesapeake, Annie ELLIOTT of Goose Creek, S.C. and Frances DAVIS of Lake City, Fla.; and 5 grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, by the Rev. William J. SLEASMAN and the Rev. Dennis CREHAN. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, March 3, 1994; pg. 1B)

 
Jack Milton BEALE

COINJOCK - Jack Milton BEALE, 65, died Thursday, March 20 at his home on Waterlily Road. A native of Portsmouth, Va., he was the son of the late Howard M. Sr. and Ruby Haywood BEALE. He was retired from Roanoke Cement Company as a sales manager and was a teacher and coach at Indian River High School. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and East Carolina University. Mr. BEALE was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was predeceased by a brother, Howard M. BEALE, JR. Surviving are a niece, Linda MASON; an aunt, Marie HARRISON and many lifelong friends including Ruth Ann BLAKELY and Terry BEILSMITH. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at Olive Branch Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas L. MERCER, SR. officiating. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 25, 2003; pg. 10A)

Holland Bunch BEALS

DUCK Mrs. Holland Bunch BEALS, 79, died Friday afternoon in Rich Square following an illness of two months. She was a native of Currituck County and lived in Duck all her life. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abner BUNCH and widow of Theodore BEALS. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons: Charlie D. BEALS of Cape May, N.J., Theodore (Jack) BEALS and St. Clair BEALS of Duck; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Twiford Funeral home in Elizabeth City and will be carried to the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk for funeral services to be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 by the Rev. Horace McLAURIN, pastor of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk. (The Coastland Times – May 19 & 25, 1962)

Iona Gallop BEALS

CRESWELL - Iona Gallop BEALS, 80, of 2267 Ambrose Road, Creswell, NC and a former resident of Harbinger, NC, died Monday, January 16, 2006, in the Chowan County Hospital. She was born Harbinger, NC to the late Isaac M. and Vergie Moore GALLOP and was the widow of the late Paul Herbert BEALS. Mrs. BEALS was a member of the Jarvisburg Church of Christ, member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Coinjock Chapter #218, and attended the Cabin Swamp Church of Christ Church in Columbia, NC.  She is survived by a daughter, Diane SAWYER and husband, Don, of Creswell, NC; a son, Randy Isaac BEALS and wife, Pamela, of Hertford, NC; two brothers, Pernell GALLOP of Columbia, NC and Edmond GALLOP of Harbinger, NC; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at 1:00pm in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, NC by Adam HENDERSON. The family will be at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Don SAWYER, 2249 Ambrose Road, Creswell, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the BEALS’ family.  (Daily Advance - Tuesday, January 17, 2006)

Reston Clinton BEALS

Reston C. BEALS, 75, of Kitty Hawk, died Monday at 3:45 p.m. in Ft. Thomas Veteran Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Alice Cain BEALS and a son of Paul D. and Mrs. Martha Elizabeth BEALS. He was a retired commercial fisherman and a member of Knotts Island Lodge of Red Men. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Johnny KING of Texas; and a sister, Mrs. Maggie M. TWIFORD of Chesapeake, Va. A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Horace McLAURIN of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church. (The Coastland Times – May 22, 1964)

Theodore Sanders BEALS

Theodore Sanders (Jack) BEALS, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 2 in a Currituck nursing home.  A U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, he was a retired commercial fisherman.  His parents were the late Theodore D. and Holland Bunch BEALS.  Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 5, at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk with the Rev. Brad BRADSHAW officiating. Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo handled arrangements (Outer Banks Sentinel - Thursday, November 11, 1999; pg. 8A)

Lawrence LeRoy BEAN

GRANDY - Lawrence "Larry" LeRoy BEAN, 77, of 108 Sunny Lane, Grandy, NC died Thursday May 17, 2007 at his residence. He was a native of Lake City, Iowa son of the late Ted and Mrs. Audrey Corey BEAN. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores, NC, veteran of World War II having served in the US Army and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. BEAN was retired from the Department of Defense as a Cartographer where he was world traveled and he also surveyed much of Dare County.  His survivors include his wife of fifty-one years Rebecca Chapin BEAN, daughter Angela OWENS and husband Drew of Powells Point, NC, son Christopher Scott BEAN of Dare County, NC, one brother Dwayne BEAN of Castle Rock, Colorado three grandchildren Jennifer, Eric and Chris.  A memorial service will be conducted Monday May 21, 2007 at 11:00 o’clock in the All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores, NC., by Rev. Thomas WILSON. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service and other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to ones favorite charity in Mr. BEANs memory.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 20, 2007; pg. 10A)

Audrey Woodhouse BEASLEY

GRANDY - Audrey Woodhouse BEASLEY, 74, of Seahawk Court, died Sunday, Dec. 30 at Albemarle Hospital.  A native of Currituck County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Avery "C.A." WOODHOUSE and Lovie Scarborough WOODHOUSE.  She was the widow of Burwell James BEASLEY, SR.  She was a former secretary for Service Oil Co., a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, and Berkley Chapter #52 OES in Chesapeake.  Mrs. BEASLEY is survived by two daughters: Patricia B. AUSTIN and Sharon B. FORBES, both of Grandy; three sons: B.J. BEASLEY of Point Harbor, Richard BEASLEY of Grandy, and Perry Wood BEASLEY of Columbia; two sisters: Mary Margaret SCARBOROUGH of Grandy and Betty Jean DERR of Virginia Beach, Va.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by one brother, Mager G. WOODHOUSE.  Graveside services were Wednesday, January 2 at Hampton Cemetery, Waterlily with the Rev. Glenn McCRAINE officiating.  The family is receiving friends at other times in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gary AUSTIN, 831 Poplar Branch Rd., Grandy.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 3, 2002; pg. 6A)

Birdye Dozier Meiggs BEASLEY

MAPLE - Birdye Dozier Meiggs BEASLEY, age 95, of Caratoke Highway, Maple, NC, died on November 6. She was born in Camden County, the daughter of the late Henry Gregory DOZIER and Ruth Leary DOZIER and the widow of William Walton MEIGGS, her husband of 49 years, and Marshall Jennings BEASLEY. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Frances Meiggs MORRIS. Birdye was a longtime member of Pilmoor Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served on the Altar Guild, the Board of Trustees, and as a Sunday School and Bible School teacher. She was a member of the United Methodist Women for 62 years and was one of the first members of the Friends of the Currituck County Library. Birdye was an elementary school teacher in Currituck County for 12 years.  Birdye is survived by her daughter, Dana Meiggs REISSE and husband Robert, of Yorktown, Virginia; her son-in-law, Travis MORRIS; six grandchildren, Walton MORRIS and wife Ginger, Ruth Morris AMBROSE and husband West, Wayne Morris SAWYER and husband Rodney, Rhonda Lee MORRIS, Andrew REISSE, Benjamin REISSE and partner Ashley; four great-grandchildren, Chet MORRIS, Cameron Sawyer LOWE and husband Eric, Chandler SAWYER and wife Jennifer, and Lily REISSE; and three great-great-grandchildren, Ashton LOWE, Cayden LOWE, and Carsyn SAWYER.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 8, at 2:00 PM at Pilmoor Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Scott WILSON-PARSONS and the Rev. Charles WELLONS officiating. The family will receive friends at the home in Maple at 3668 Caratoke Highway and immediately after the service at the church. Burial will be in Moyock Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 9. 2008; pg. 10A)

Burrwell Burford BEASLEY

PRINCESS ANNE- Burrwell (Bud) Burford BEASLEY, 77, of 912 McDonald Road, Princess Anne County, died Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. in a Norfolk hospital after a long illness.  A native of Currituck County, he had lived in this area for 65 years.  His late parents were Meallica W. and Mrs. Sallie E. Fisk BEASLEY.  He was a member of Belhaven, N.C. Lodge 509, AF&AM.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willabell Simpson BEASLEY; two sons, James C. BEASLEY of Princess Anne and Wilson L. BEASLEY of Norfolk; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma HAISLETT and Mrs. Nathan O'NEAL, both of Norfolk, and Mrs. Doris BAYOT of Newport, R.I.; one sister, Mrs. Mamie DUNCAN of South Norfolk; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The body was taken to Sykes Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, February 24, 1960)  [Newspaper clipping from the private collection of Alma O. Roberts and submitted by Anne Jennings]

Burwell James BEASLEY, SR.

GRANDY Burwell James BEASLEY, SR., 72, died Wednesday in Albemarle Hospital. He was a native of Norfolk, Va., a Baptist, Past Master of Berkley Lodge #167 AF&AM, member of Ionic Royal Arch Chapter #46 in Chesapeake, Va., Commandry Grice #16 of Knights Templar, member of Khedive Shrine Temple, charter member of Chesapeake Shrine Club. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Pacific during WW II. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as an electrical inspector. Surviving are his wife, Audrey Woodhouse BEASLEY of the home; two daughters: Patricia B. AUSTIN and Sharon B. FORBES, both of Grandy; three sons: B.J. BEASLEY, JR. of Point Harbor, Richard BEASLEY of Grandy, and Perry Wood BEASLEY of Columbia; one sister, Ruby B. TILLETT of Moyock; one brother, Elbert O. BEASLEY of Grandy; and 7 grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Hampton Cemetery in Coinjock with Masonic Rites. Twiford's Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot – September 20,1990; pg. D2)

Clarence BEASLEY

Clarence BEASLEY, 63, died Wednesday morning in Albemarle Hospital following a long illness. He was a native of Dare County and had live in Elizabeth City for the past 2 years. Prior to that he lived in Currituck County. He was the son of the late Grandy and Lovie Wicker BEASLEY and widower of Mary Jane Outlaw BEASLEY. He was a retired farmer and attended the Poplar Branch Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Katherine May Beasley PERRY of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Mattie Beasley BRIGHT of Elizabeth City; six sons: Clifton and John L. BEASLEY of Portsmouth, Clarence G., Elvin and Ernest W. BEASLEY of Grandy and Julian H. BEASLEY of Northwest, Va.; two sisters: Mrs. Winton OUTLAW of Grandy and Mrs. Lovie SAWYER of Wanchese; and 9 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Poplar Branch Baptist Church, of which he was a member, by the Rev. James SANSBURY and Salvation Army Capt. Robert BUTLER of Elizabeth City. Burial will be in the family cemetery near Grandy. (The Coastland Times – Friday, December 20, 1963)

Clarence Grandy BEASLEY

GRANDY Clarence Grandy BEASLEY, 67, died June 14 in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. A native of Grandy, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Jane Outlaw BEASLEY. He was a retired commercial fisherman, a member of the Poplar Branch Baptist Church and the Coinjock Post #288 of the American Legion. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by two sisters: Mattie B. CORBIN of Louisville, Kentucky and Catherine B. PERRY of Elizabeth City; two brothers: Elvin L. BEASLEY and Ernest W. BEASLEY, both of Grandy. A graveside service was held Monday in the Evans Family Cemetery in Grandy by the Rev. Michael JORDAN. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, June 18, 1996; pg. 10A)

Cora Madeline Miller BEASLEY

CURRITUCK - Cora Madeline Miller BEASLEY, 63, passed away March 29, 2007. She was born in Maple, N.C., to the late Wallace Lee MILLER, SR. and Ethel DOXEY. Her former husband, Julian Harold BEASLEY, SR., predeceased her. Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Regina Lynn Beasley BAGWELL and Cora Renee Beasley JOLLY and sons, Julian Harold BEASLEY, JR., Billy Ray BEASLEY and David Wayne BEASLEY. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A funeral will be held at the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in Rutter family cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, April 1, 2007)

Curtis Ray BEASLEY, SR.

BARCO - Curtis Ray BEASLEY, SR., 76, died June 3 at his residence.  He was born in Norfolk, the son of the late Carl Wendell BEASLEY and the late Sadie Rae Perry BEASLEY.  He was the widower of Geraldine Cooper BEASLEY.  Mr. BEASLEY was a World War II US Navy veteran, having seen combat during the Solomon Island campaign.  He retired as a truck driver for Central Grain Co. earlier this year.  Survivors include six daughters: Molly Beasley STEVENSON of Moyock, Faith Hope BRINKLEY of Burlington, Iowa, Sadie Rae STRICKLAND of Tampa, Fla., Frances BEASLEY of Currituck, Marlowe FLATABOW of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Sonya YARBOROUGH of Phoenix, Arizona; two sons: Curtis Ray BEASLEY, JR. of Tampa and Randy BEASLEY of Carrabelle, Fla; a brother, Ernest BEASLEY of Rocky Mount; 24 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements were handled by Twiford's Funeral Home, Church St., Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times – Thursday, June 8, 2000; pg. 10A)

Elvin Leon BEASLEY

Elvin “Barlo” Leon BEASLEY, age 87, of 160 Neals Creek Lane, Poplar Branch, NC, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Sentara Barco Nursing Home.  Mr. BEASLEY was born in Currituck County, NC, the son of the late Clarence BEASLEY and Mary Outlaw BEASLEY and was the husband of Susie Smith BEASLEY of the residence.  He was a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and family.  Besides his wife of 65 years of marriage, Mr. BEASLEY is survived by a daughter, Renee Beasley BROWN and husband, Timothy of Roanoke Rapids, NC; a son, Larry D. BEASLEY and wife, Linda of Poplar Branch, NC; a sister, Mattie CORBIN; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a son, Rodney L. BEASLEY, five brothers, and a sister.  Funeral services will be held Friday, May 25, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Poplar Branch Baptist Church, Grandy, NC with the Rev. Dr. Tom OLIVER officiating.  Burial will follow in the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery, Harbinger, NC.  The family will receive friends Thursday, May 24, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC and other times at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Beasley family.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ernest William BEASLEY

Ernest William “Graff” BEASLEY, 76, of 110 Dowdy’s Bay Road, Grandy, NC, died Wednesday morning, March 23, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital.  He was born in Grandy, was the son of the late Clarence BEASLEY and Mary Jane Outlaw BEASLEY, and the husband of Beuana Jeanette BEASLEY of the residence.   He was a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church and retired from the Knotts Island Ferry Department in Currituck on June 1, 1986.  He was a commercial hunter and fisherman and was a volunteer EMT driver for several years for Lower Currituck VFD.  Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Janice BEASLEY of Grandy, NC, Nina LYTLE and husband Robert of Currituck, NC, and Tina MIDGETT and husband Robbie of Grandy, NC; a son, William E. BEASLEY of Jarvisburg, NC; a sister, Mattie CORBIN of KY; a brother, E. L. “Barlow” BEASLEY of Grandy, NC; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by four brothers and one sister.  A graveside funeral service will be Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Tom OLIVER officiating at the Evans Family Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Beasley family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Fred BEASLEY

Fred BEASLEY, 50, died Thursday last in a Norfolk hospital after an illness of two months. He was a native of Sea Gull community north of Corolla on Currituck Beach, N.C. and had lived in Norfolk the last 25 years. He was a son of Mrs. Maggie Bowden BEASLEY and the late Sollie J. BEASLEY. Besides his mother, surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Bateman BEASLEY; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Ann ARDIS of Norfolk; two step-sons and one step-daughter [not named]; two sisters: Mrs. Nancy BAUM of Norfolk and Mrs. Matoaka BEASLEY of Back Bay, Princess Anne Co., Va.; four brothers [only 3 named]: Charlie BEASLEY, Garland BEASLEY and Willie DAVIS, all of Norfolk; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday and burial was in Riverside Memorial Park in Berkley, Va. (The Coastland Times – October 16, 1959)

Geraldine Cooper BEASLEY

BARCO Geraldine Cooper BEASLEY, 63, died Friday, Dec. 8 at her residence. She was a resident of Barco and a member of the Grandy Assembly of God Church and the DAV Auxiliary. She was the wife of Curtis Ray BEASLEY and daughter of the late George Edward and Mollie Ann Harrington COOPER. Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters: Molly MORSE and Frances BEASLEY of Barco, Sadie STRICKLAND of Tampa, Fla. and Marlowe FLADEBO of Mt. Vernon, Washington; two sons: Curtis Ray BEASLEY, JR. of Tampa and Randy BEASLEY of Carabelle, Fla; 27 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 10 in Grandy Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Charles STRICKLAND officiating, assisted by the Rev. Doug HARN. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery in Waterlily. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, December 12, 1995)

 Hazel Ward BEASLEY

IN GRANDY - Mrs. Hazel Ward BEASLEY, 79, of Grandy, died Tuesday morning at 9:20 o'clock in Guardian Care Rest Home after a long illness.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by Rev. H.H. HEMMINGWAY, pastor of Powells Point Baptist Church.  Burial followed in New Hollywood Cemetery.  Mrs. BEASLEY was a native of Ryland in Chowan County and lived in Grandy for the past 62 years.  She was a member of the Poplar Branch Baptist Church and daughter of the late Starkey and Mrs. Penniah Ward WARD.  (The Southern Post - September 21, 1983; pg. 11)

John Lloyd BEASLEY

PORTSMOUTH, VA. John Lloyd BEASLEY, 62, of Portsmouth, died Dec. 22 at his residence. He was a native of Grandy and was a retired stock clerk for a grocery store. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. He was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Jane Outlaw BEASLEY. Survivors include two sisters: Mattie B. CORBIN of Louisville, Ky. And Katherine BEASLEY of Elizabeth City; three brothers: E.L. BEASLEY, C.G. BEASLEY and E.W. BEASLEY, all of Grandy. No funeral services are planned at the present time. Burial will be in the Veteran Section of New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford's Northside Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, January 5, 1995; pg. 6A)

Katherine May BEASLEY

Katherine May BEASLEY, 68, died April 16, 1999. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Evans Family Cemetery at Grandy. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – April 18, 1999; pg. B7)

Margaret Spry BEASLEY
[Submitted by Janet Joyner]

Mattie Cayton BEASLEY

KNOTTS ISLAND - Mattie Cayton BEASLEY, 96, died Feb. 11, 2005, at Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Md. Born in Currituck County, N.C., Feb. 17, 1908, she was a member of Knotts Island United Methodist Church, Knotts Island, and a retired postmaster from Knotts Island Post Office. Her husband was the late Ralph E. BEASLEY. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn MEIGGS and husband "Ike" of LaPlata, Md.; brother, Charles CAYTON and wife Sarah of Currituck; grandsons, Ralph MEIGGS and wife Ronla of Charlotte Hall, Md., and Seth MEIGGS and wife Lisa of Prince Frederick, Md.; great-grandchildren, Derek, Nathan and Mary Beth, of Prince Frederick; nieces, Melle PRITCHARD of Portsmouth and Marjorie BUGHONE of Juno Beach, Fla.; and cousins, Mary Ellen WILLIAMS of Camden, N.C., and Betty ADKINSON of St. Petersburg, Fla. Memorial services will be at the Knotts Island Cemetery at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. In case of inclement weather, it will be at the church.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, February 19, 2005)

Morris BEASLEY

Morris BEASLEY, 77, died Wednesday morning at 4:50 o'clock at the family residence in Colington following an illness of three years. He was a native of Currituck County and a resident of Colington for 40 years. He was the husband of Elizabeth J. BEASLEY and the son of the late Weighman and Lettie BEASLEY. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons: Ernest B. BEASLEY of Lynnhavem, Va., Lloyd and John BEASLEY of Colington; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth LANNIKAN of Palm Beach, Florida; one step-son, Ivey JOHNSON of Norfolk; one step-daughter, Mrs. Melford SCARBOROUGH of Washwoods; two sisters: Mrs. Polly MORSE of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Ann HINES of Kitty Hawk; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the chapel of Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo with the Rev. Frank DINWIDDIE officiating. Burial followed in Nags Head Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, February 29, 1952; pg. 8)

Rodney Leon BEASLEY

POPLAR BRANCH Rodney Leon BEASLEY, 49, of Grandy, died Tuesday, Feb. 10 at his residence. He was a native of Currituck County, the son of Elvin Leon and Susie Smith BEASLEY of Grandy. He was a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church, Loyal Order of Moose #1847, and worked with the NC Dept. of Transportation for 31 years. Beside his parents, he is survived by three sons: Hiram Lee BEASLEY, Joshua Shane BEASLEY and Philip Scott BEASLEY, all of Grandy; a sister, Renee Beasley BROWN of Roanoke Rapids; a brother, Larry Dale BEASLEY of Grandy; and a fiancée, Maggie HUMPHREY of Grandy. A graveside service will be conducted on Friday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Michael JORDAN officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, February 12, 1998; pg. 10A)

Rosanna Gerald Hill BEASLEY

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Rosanna Hill BEASLEY, 68, a native of Knotts Island, N.C., passed away April 9, 2006, at a local hospital. She was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Charlotte, N.C., the daughter of Ellis and Emma GERALD of Portsmouth. Mrs. BEASLEY was the corporate secretary and treasurer for Specialized Insurance Agency. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Dale H. BEASLEY of Knotts Island; a son, Robert Michael HILL of Alabama; two daughters, Teri Dale BEASLEY of Lexington, Va., and Keri Dale Beasley JONES and her husband Timothy of Bridgewater, Va.; a sister, Caroline Gerald COLLINS of Chesapeake; her sister-in-law, Joy GERALD of Chesapeake; grandchildren, Dylan Scott JONES and Ethan Alexander JONES. Her brother, Oscar GERALD, passed away before her. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. At her request, a private service will be held later when her ashes will be scattered over the Knotts Island Bay.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 11, 2006; pg. 12A)

Ruby Justus BEASLEY

WATERLILY Ruby Justus BEASLEY, 84, of Waterlily, died Jan. 18 in Hammond Nursing Home in Louisiana. She was a native of Del Rio, Tennessee and had resided in Waterlily, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Stephen R. JUSTUS and the late Jennie L. BROWN and the widow of Sammie E. BEASLEY. She is survived by a son, Glen BEASLEY of Waterlily; a son-in-law, Charles A. LESTER of Loranger, La.; one sister, Annie Lou KELLY of Newport, Tenn.; and a brother, Albert JUSTUS of Court Site, Arizona; 2 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. in Hampton Cemetery by the Rev. Ronnie MIDGETT. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, January 23, 1992)

Sammie E. [Elwood] BEASLEY

WATERLILYFuneral services for Sammie E. BEALSEY, 61, were conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Coinjock Baptist Church with the Rev. A.E. EURE officiating. Burial was in Church's Island Cemetery. Mr. BEASLEY died Wednesday morning in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk after an illness of 2 ½ months. He was a native of Sea Gull and lived in Waterlily 15 years. He was the son of Solomon and Cena O'Neal BEASLEY and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Justus BEASLEY; one daughter, Mrs. Charles LESTER; one son, Glen BEASLEY; and one sister, Mrs. John WHITSON, all of Waterlily; one brother, Jim BEASLEY of Kitty Hawk; and 2 grandchildren. (The Coastland Times – January 13, 1961)

Will Davis BEASLEY, JR.

Will Davis BEASLEY, JR., 49, of 116 Dozier Street, Jarvisburg, NC died Thursday, January 23, 2013 at his residence.  Born in Virginia, he was the son of the late Willie Davis BEASLEY,, SR., and Dorothy Ann Saunders BEASLEY and the husband of Lee Ann Sifford BEASLEY of the residence.  Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Will Davis BEASLEY, III of Jarvisburg, NC; a sister, Darlene LEMONS of Elizabeth City, NC; and a brother Graham NEWELL of NC.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the BEASLEY family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Riley BEASLEY, JR.

William Riley BEASLEY, JR., 84, of Grandy, passed away at the Wilson Medical Center in Wilson on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. A native of Currituck County, he was the son of the late William Riley BEASLEY, SR. and the late Julia Ross BEASLEY. Mr. BEASLEY worked for many years in the Quality Control field at Ford Motor Co. and served 38 years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Bill will be remembered as a skilled craftsman who was known for boat building and woodworking. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Judy Gardner BEASLEY. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, William Charles BEASLEY of Chesapeake, Va. and Gregory Clay BEASLEY and wife, Kimberly, of Reidsville; his two daughters, Caperice Beasley DENNIS of Hendersonville and Teresa BROOKS-MRHA of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; and his good friends, Gary and Pat AUSTIN of Grandy. Also left to cherish his memory are his four grandchildren, Alexander MRHA, Jennifer MRHA, Hannah BEASLEY, and William Riley "Billy" BEASLEY. In accordance with his wishes, Mr. BEASLEY will be cremated and his remains will be buried in the Hampton Cemetery in Coinjock, at a date and time to be determined.  Cremation arrangements are in the care of Minshew-Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.  (Daily Advance - Tuesday, October 1, 2013)

Jerome George BEAUDIN

KNOTTS ISLAND - Jerome "Jerry" George BEAUDIN, 62, of Sandy Point Campground, passed away Sept. 30, 2003 in his home.  A native of Hartford, Conn., Mr. BEAUDIN was retired from the United States Navy. He was a veteran and a member of VFW Post No. 1211, American Legion Post No. 141, DAV Chapter No. 64 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 3204, Virginia Beach. After retiring he worked security at Little Creek Amphibious Base, Indian Cove Campground and Sandy Point Campground where he resided for 21 years.  He is survived by his niece, Andrea BEAUDIN of Hartford, Conn.; nephew, Ralph BEAUDIN of Okinawa, Japan; and many friends. He loved campfires and bluegrass music and will be sadly missed.  There will be a cremation with interment in Connecticut. A local memorial service will be held at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – Sunday, October 5, 2003)

Patricia Hinson BEAUDRY

Patricia Hinson BEAUDRY, 73, of 141 Moyock Landing Road, Moyock, NC died Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Albemarle Hospital.  She was a native of Savannah, GA, the daughter of the late Thomas Burnell CRAWFORD and Wiley A. HINSON and Florence Louise Bess HINSON and the widow of Henry Clifton "Skip" BEAUDRY.  She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.  She is survived by three sons, Donald Lee DAWSON of Lancaster, OH, Alan Wayne DAWSON and wife Shelley of Boise, ID, and Michael Wiley DAWSON of Chesapeake, VA; two step-daughters, Nancy SIGMAN of Frederick, MD and Dawn PICKREN and husband Kelly of Jacksonville, FL; a step-son, William BEAUDRY of Starke, FL; seventeen grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a sister, Theresa “Peaches” CRAWFORD.  A memorial service will be Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion UMC with the Rev. Glenn McCRANIE officiating.  Burial will be in Laurel Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the BEAUDRY family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Joseph Russell BECK

KNOTTS ISLAND - Joseph Russell BECK, 39, passed quietly with loving family near on Dec. 25, 2003. He was an avid hunter, loved fishing and his many friends. He is survived by his mother, June E. BECK; sister, Susan R. GARRISON; one niece, Crystal F. JENNER; one great-niece, Taylor F. JENNER; good friend, Wayne PHILLIPS; and loads of family and friends. Joseph was preceded in death by his father, Robert Joseph BECK and his brother, Michael Joseph BECK. His passing will be handled privately by his family and close friends.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, December 27, 2003)

June Earlene BECK

KNOTTS ISLAND - June Earlene BECK, 83, passed away July 21, 2012. Born in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ruby MINSON.  June leaves behind her daughter, Susan GARRISON and her fiance' Wayne PHILLIPS of Gibbs Woods, NC; her granddaughter, Crystal JENNER and her husband Michael; great-granddaughter, Taylor JENNER; three sisters, Colleen DIXSON, Linda DAUGHTERY, and Bonnie O'NEILL; two brothers, James MINSON and Sonny MINSON; and three sister-in-laws, Melba MINSON, Lucy MINSON, and Winnie MINSON. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. BECK; and two sons, Michael J. BECK and Joseph R. BECK.  A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Rosewood Memorial Park with Rev. Ernest L. TRUEBLOOD officiating. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake Chapel, is handling the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, July 24, 2012)

Kathryn BECKER

Kathryn "Kay" BECKER, age 97, of Bonita Springs, FL, died Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Sentara Nursing Center Currituck. She was born in Syracuse, NY, daughter of the late John and Emma Coleman STEGGALL and the widow of Franklin J. BECKER. Mrs. BECKER is survived by a son, Bob BECKER and wife Berni of Poplar Branch, NC. She was a member a First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs, FL, Eastern Star Morning Star, chapter #289 in Marcellus, NY, and Hiawatha-Solvay chapter #567.  A memorial service will be held Monday, March 8, 2004 at 11:00 am in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Oakwood-Morningside Cemetery, Syracuse, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Independent (Currituck Co., NC) - March 4, 2004)

Martin Paul BEICKERT, JR.

MOYOCK - Martin Paul BEICKERT, JR., 70, died July 1, 2004, at Chesapeake General Hospital. Mr. BEICKERT, a native of Queens, N.Y., was the husband of Georgia Matthews Howell BEICKERT of the residence and the son of the late Martin Paul BEICKER, SR. and Evelyn Bidwell BEICKERT. He was a Korean veteran of the U.S. Marines, a retired shipfitter at the Norfolk Dredging Co. and a member of Moyock Assembly of God Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Davina B. SPRY and husband, Terry Lee SRPY, SR. of Suffolk, Patricia B. BARRS of Moyock, N.C., Catherine B. HOWELL and husband, Andy Ray HOWELL of Shawboro, N.C., and Samantha B. ROCHE and husband, Larry Wayne ROCHE of Virginia Beach; three sons, Martin Paul BEICKERT, III of Moyock, Mark Alan BEICKER and wife, Sandra of Moyock and Matthew Wayne BEICKERT and wife, Amie of Moyock; a sister, Dale CLEMENTE of Surfside, S.C.; three brothers, Michael BOYLE of Voorhees, N.J., George BOYLE of Cobleskill, N.Y. and Gregory BOYLE of Middlesex, N.J.; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ethel Bonifer BEICKERT and two brothers, Charles BOYLE and Jeffery BOYLE. A funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Moyock Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Scott POLLARD and the Rev. Joe BOUGHER officiating. Burial will follow in Moyock Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City and other times at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, July 2, 2004)

Mrs. Kempy Forbes BELANGA

NORFOLK - Mrs. Kempy Forbes BELANGA, 72, widow of Ernest Newton BELANGA and daughter of John L. and Mrs. Sirley Sykes FORBES, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, March 25, 1958, at a Norfolk hospital  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Carl S. ANDERSON of Norfolk; a sister, Mrs. O.B. JONES of Ahoskie, N.C.; a brother, Howard FORBES of Aydlett, N.C.; and a grandson, Carl S. ANDERSON, JR. of Norfolk.  Mrs. BELANGA was a native of Currituck County, N.C. and had been a resident of Norfolk for 39 years, residing at 218 Burleigh St.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Thursday morning, March 27, 1958, at 11 o'clock.  Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, March 26, 1958) [Obituary kindly submitted by Anne Jennings.]

Carrie Harris BELANGIA

ELIZABETH CITYMrs. Carrie Harris BELANGIA, 87, died Thursday afternoon at 4:15 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence WRIGHT, after a long illness. She was a native of Currituck County and lived at Duck but had been residing in Elizabeth City for the past 12 years. She was the daughter of the late Major and Caroline HARRIS and wife of the late John F. BELANGIA. She was a member of the Christian Church at Jarvisburg. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by one son, Johnnie BELANGIA of Norfolk; one sister, Mrs. Annie CRAIN of Poplar Branch; two brothers: Major HARRIS of Powells Point and John HARRIS of Harbinger; 3 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford Funeral home pending completion of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Friday, April 5, 1963)

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Harris BELANGIA, who died Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence WRIGHT, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home by the Rev. C.H. DONNELLY, pastor of the Jarvisburg Christian Church, and the Rev. John THOMAS, pastor of the Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Poplar Branch Baptist Church Cemetery at Grandy. (The Coastland Times – Saturday, April 6, 1963)

The casket pall consisted of white chrysanthemums, white snapdragons and fern. "Goodnight and Good Morning" and "The Pearly White City" were sung by Miss Phyllis DAVIS and William COOPER, accompanied at the organ by Dr. C.N. WRIGHT. Active pallbearers were Arthur HARRIS, Claude HARRIS, SR., Ralph FORBES, Lloyd HARRIS, Cecil HARRIS, and C.J. BARBER. Burial followed in Poplar Branch Baptist Church. (part of an obit in The Coastland Times – Tuesday, April 8, 1963)

Grace Virginia Gallop BELANGIA

Grace Virginia Gallop BELANGIA, 77, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at her residence.  Mrs. BELANGIA was a native of Currituck, N.C., and was the former owner and operator of Belangia's Drive-In Restaurant. She was a member of Powell's Point Christian Church. She was the widow of William Sylvester BELANGIA and the daughter of the late Isaac Merrell GALLOP, JR. and Virginia Adlia Moore GALLOP.  Mrs. BELANGIA is survived by two sons, Donnie Sylvester BELANGIA and Lannie Dolan BELANGIA, both of Point Harbor; a sister, Addie Iona BEALS of Harbinger, N.C.; two brothers, David Pernell GALLOP of Columbia, N.C., and Edmund Dental GALLOP of Harbinger; and three grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Powell's Point Christian Church Cemetery with Minister Cecil STYONS officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, and at other times at the residence.   (The Virginian-Pilot – January 10, 2000; pg. B8)

William Sylvester BELANGIA

William Sylvester BELANGIA, 87, retired owner of Belangia's Drive In, died Nov. 4, 1992, in his home. Mr. BELANGIA was born in Currituck. He had also retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as an electrician. He was a member of Powells Point Christian Church.  Survivors include his wife, Grace Gallop BELANGIA; two sons, Donnie BELANGIA and Lannie BELANGIA, both of Point Harbor; a brother, Shelton BELANGIA of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Powells Point Christian Church by Cecil STYONS.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.  (The Virginian-Pilot – November 5, 1992; pg. D2)

Betty Jean BELL

COINJOCK, NC - Betty Jean BELL, age 70 of Waterlily Rd., Coinjock, NC died Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at her residence. She was born in Pasquotank Co., NC; daughter of the late Horace Wright BELL, SR. and the late Janie Elizabeth Whaley BELL. She retired from Dupont and was a veteran, having served in the U. S. Air Force.  Ms. BELL is survived by two brothers, Horace W. BELL, JR. and his wife, Joyce of Maple, NC and Robert M. BELL and his wife, Dot, of LaGrange, NC. She was predeceased by a sister, Miriam Bell ANGE.  A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 11:00 am in Old Hollywood Cemetery with Rev. Dale PACE officiating.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot – February 28, 2003)

Jasper N. BELL

DEATH OF ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF THE GRAND RIVER VALLEY

Died at his residence in Atlanta, Ga. on Friday evening, June 20th, 1873, Hon. Jasper N. BELL, aged about 55 years, formerly a citizen of Chillicothe.

The above brief announcement will convey sad news to many old friends in this city and county where Mr. BELL was an honored resident for about thirty years.

Mr. BELL was born in Currituck county, North Carolina, but came to Missouri in the year 1833 and was one of the first settlers of Livingston county.  He came with his relative, the late Major Spencer H. GREGORY of this county, by whom he was raised, and saw this region transformed from a wilderness into an Eden.  In early times he engaged in mercantile pursuits in this city, which he prosecuted with success for many years.  He was twice elected sheriff of this county, and once as representative in the general assembly of the State, the duties of both of which offices he discharged with credit and honor to himself and his constituents.  He formerly owned a fine farm just northeast of the city, a good part of which is now dotted with residences, and known to modern residents as the "Hammond Farm".  Mr. BELL built the fine mansion on that farm at present owned and occupied by Sidney McWILLIAMS, Esq., cashier of the People's Bank, and which was the scene of the late bank robbery tragedy, which happened on the very night that Mr. BELL, the founder and former owner, peacefully expired at his home in far-off Atlanta.  About the commencement of the late civil war financial reverses overtook Mr. BELL.  He struggled hard to stem the torrent, but at last, like thousands of others, he was compelled to succumb.  He gave up all his fine property to his creditors, and in 1863 removed with his family to California, there to start life anew.  In 1869 he returned with his family to this city, and after a brief stay among their old friends and former neighbors, the family removed to Atlanta, Ga. where he died.  He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his death, and their sorrow is shared by a large circle of sympathizing relatives and friends in this city and county.  (The Constitution - Thursday, July 3, 1873; This obituary was reprinted in Carolina Trees & Branches; Vol. 16; Number 4; October 2007; pg. 109)

 Joan Creekmore BELL

MOYOCK - Joan Creekmore BELL, 75, of Tull’s Bay Drive, Moyock, NC, died Friday, April 24, at Chesapeake General Hospital. Mrs. BELL, a native of Fentress, VA, was the daughter of the late Allie Robert CREEKMORE, SR., and Ruth Lilley CREEKMORE and the widow of Robert Flora BELL, SR. She was a homemaker and a member of Moyock Baptist Church.  Mrs. CREEKMORE is survived by two sons, Norman “Skeeter” BALLANCE of Moyock, NC and Bobby BELL and wife Ann of Shawboro, NC; two brothers, Bob CREEKMORE and wife Carolyn and Fred CREEKMORE and wife Sally all of Chesapeake, VA; two grandchildren, Christopher BELL and Sandy TAYLOR; and two great-grandchildren, Ashlyn TAYLOR and Amanda TAYLOR.  Funeral services will be Monday, April 27, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the Moyock Baptist Church with Rev. Vic RAMSEY, Rev. Charles WELLONS, and the Rev. Charles STEVENS officiating. Burial will be in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Church on Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM and other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 28, 2009; pg. 6A)

Julian McDonald BELL, JR.

Julian McDonald "Don" BELL, JR., 91, of 232 Shingle Landing Road, Moyock, NC died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Albemarle Hospital.  A native of Currituck, he was the son of the late Julian McDonald BELL, SR. and Adelaide Flora BELL and was the devoted and loving husband of Sarah Creekmore BELL for sixty-four years.  He served in the United States Coast Guard and was retired from agricultural products sales. Mr. BELL enjoyed his time with his many friends at the barn training horses and harness racing.  Along with his wife, he is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and their families.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Flora BELL.  A funeral service will take place Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles STEVENS and the Rev. Charles WELLONS officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p. m. before the service in the lobby of the funeral home.  Burial will take place at Moyock Memorial Gardens.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Bell family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Myrtle Rollins BELL

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C., July 11 - Mrs. Myrtle Rollins BELL, 67, died last night at 6:45 p.m. at the family residence in Shawboro.  She was a native of Asheville but had been residing in Shawboro for the past 43 years.  She was the daughter of Major William Wallace and Eliza Gudger ROLLINS, and the widow of Burbel Baxter BELL, SR.  She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church of Shawboro.  Surviving are three sons, Burbel Baxter BELL, JR. of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Jackson R. BELL of Elizabeth City, and Thomas Rollins BELL of Edna, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. J.T. SEVIER and Miss Catherine C. ROLLINS, both of Asheville; one brother, Dr. Wallace Augene ROLLINS of Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va.; and seven grandchildren.  The body was removed to Twiford Funeral Home.

SHAWBORO, N.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Rollins BELL will be conducted Friday at 4 p.m. at the Providence Baptist Church at Shawboro, N.C. by the Rev. Holland [should be Harland] R. GETTS.  The body will be taken from the Twiford Funeral Home one hour before the services.  Burial will be in the family plot near the home in Shawboro.  (Both notices found in The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, July 12, 1957; pg. 12)  [Newspaper clipping from the private collection of Alma O. Roberts and submitted by Anne Jennings.]

Randolph Mullen BELL

MOYOCK - Randolph Mullen BELL, 75, of Sawyertown Road, died at his residence on July 16.  He was the husband of Maudell C. BELL of Moyock and the son of the late Oscar and Martha Mullen BELL.  He was a World War II veteran.  Other survivors include five daughters: Patricia Bell HILLIARD of Brockton, Mass., Rita Bell FERGUSON of Wilmington, Del., Maxine Bell CULLEY of Moyock, Lucille Bell YANCEY of Chesapeake, Va., and Jennifer Bell POWELL of Moyock; four sons: Randolph BELL, JR. of Raleigh, Clinton BELL of Neptune, N.J., Antonio BELL of Charlotte and Mark BELL of Greensboro; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held the Christian Home Missionary Baptist Church Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Bell Family Cemetery.  Robinson & Son Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 20, 2000; pg. 6A)

Aldine Boswood BENNETT

NORFOLK - Aldine Boswood BENNETT, 93, passed away October 8, 2012. Born October 13, 1918 in Maple, NC, she was the daughter of Katharine "Katie" Bright BOSWOOD and Ralph Vernon BOSWOOD of Currituck County, NC. Aldine was predeceased by her husband, H. Frank BENNETT, JR.; sister, Mary Sue DeMANUELE; brother, Ralph Vernon BOSWOOD, JR. Surviving are her nieces, Camilla Boswood ELLIOTT of Keller, TX and Martha Katherine "Kitty" BOSWOOD of Vero Beach, FL; step-niece and care giver, Jacquelyn Overton STONE of Virginia Beach; and a great-nephew and great-niece, both of Keller, TX. After graduation in 1936 from Poplar Branch High School, Coinjock, NC, she worked until retirement for The Beltline Railroad in the Norfolk area. Aldine was a charter member of the Elizabeth River Women's Club and enjoyed volunteering for Lee's Friends and Norfolk General Hospital as a "Pink Lady". She and her husband Frank, were members of The Episcopal Church of the Ascension and The Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. Memorial services will be at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension at 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2012. A private burial will be held prior to the service. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Oct. 24, 2012)

Evelyn Violet Westfall BENNETT

Evelyn Violet Westfall BENNETT, 87, of Powell’s Point, NC died Monday, March 30, 2014 at Sentara Barco Nursing Home. Born in Flintstone, MD, she was the daughter of the late Lon and Verdie Harmon WESTFALL and the widow of Marshall BENNETT. Mrs. BENNETT was a member of Powell’s Point Christian Church and the Eastern Star, Chapter #315, Carrollton, OH.  She is survived by a daughter, Marsha OWENS and husband Jesse of Harbinger, NC; one sister, Shirley WELTY of Carrollton, OH; two brothers Robert WESTFALL and Larry WESTFALL both of Carrollton OH: two grandchildren, Ryan OWENS and Rory OWENS; and five great-grandchildren, Sydney, Trace, Hunter, Ayden, and Coleman OWENS. She was pre-deceased by two brothers, Charles WESTFALL and Donald WESTFALL, and a sister, Mildred K. LEGGETT. A funeral service will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Powell’s Point Christian Church with Pastor Keith HAMM officiating. Burial will follow at Powell’s Point Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday at the church from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of her daughter, 111 Jesse Owens Drive, Harbinger, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Bennett family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Madge Miller BENNETT

BARCO - Madge Miller BENNETT, 90, died Tuesday, February 27 in Barco.  Born September 5, 1916 in Avon, she was the daughter of the late Henderson MILLER, SR. and Darcas Price MILLER, and the wife of the late Thomas Alfred BENNETT, SR. Survivors include two sons: Jack (Donna) BENNETT of Harbinger and Thomas Alfred (Karen) BENNETT, JR. of Simi Valley, California; 5 grandchildren: Christopher BENNETT, Pamela BEASLEY, Jennifer BENNETT, Christina BENNETT and Thomas BENNETT, III; 4 great-grandchildren: Morgan GRIFFITH, Victoria BENNETT, Alexandra BEASLEY and Kate Maris BENNETT; and one brother, Henderson MILLER, of Baltimore, Md. A visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel in Nags Head. The funeral will be held Friday, March 2 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens in Chesapeake, Va.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 1, 2007; pg. 10A)

Jeffrey L. BENSON

CHESAPEAKE - Jeffrey L. “Worm” BENSON, 54, of Moyock, NC passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013, surrounded by his family.  Born in Norfolk, he was the son of Carvel BENSON, SR. and Phyllis H. BENSON. Worm will be remembered for his love of late model racing and NASCAR. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends on his pontoon boat along the Currituck sound.  Many days, Worm simply enjoyed spending time in his garage and taking care of his yard. He was a longshoreman with HRSA-ILA, Local 1624.  Including his parents, Jeff is survived by siblings, Carvel E. “Gene” BENSON, JR. and Kristi B. BANK; nieces, E. Regan BANK and Chelsae B. MATTOX and husband Ben; a nephew, Mason A. BANK; a great-nephew, Aidan L. DeMARCO; his beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Buster Brown, as well as many close friends.  To honor Jeff’s wishes, the family will gather for a celebration of his life at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014 at his home in Moyock.  Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Chesapeake.  (Oman Funeral Home)

Pauline Lydia BENTON

GRANDY - Pauline Lydia BENTON, 67, died Feb. 19, 1993, in a Barco, N.C., nursing home.  Mrs. BENTON was a native of Woodsfield, Ohio, and is the wife of Lawrence BENTON. She retired from Preston Pharmacy in South Norfolk and Peoples Drug Stores. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, C. Joseph DIAMOND of Delaware, Ohio; two step-daughters, Kay M. BESS of Virginia Beach and Anne E. SHAVER of Charleston, S.C.; four sisters, Helen PICKENS and Dorothy BURKHART, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Stella TAYLOR and Thelma WEBER, both of Woodsfield; four step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by the Rev. Jim CLARK. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and other times at 4804 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk. (The Virginian-Pilot – February 21, 1993; pg. D2)

Pennie Baxter BERNARD

Pennie Baxter BERNARD died May 5, 1995, in Chesapeake General Hospital.  Mrs. BERNARD was born in Powells Point, N.C. She was a member of Pleasant Branch Baptist Church, Powells Point, N.C. Survivors include her husband, Enoch K. BERNARD of Chesapeake; three sons, Enoch K. BERNARD, JR., William E. BERNARD and Paul L. BERNARD of Chesapeake; five sisters, Sadie GALLOP, Norma HALL and Erlene LEA of North Carolina and Charlene PATTERSON of Norfolk and Dollie JOHNSON of Portsmouth; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many other survivors and friends.  The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church, Crestwood, by the Rev. Willie Lee SAMUELS. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Fitchett Funeral Home in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – May 8, 1995; pg. B4)

Alice Dawson BERRY

Alice Dawson BERRY, 64, of Grandy, NC died Monday, October 14, 2002, in the Barco Sentara Nursing Home. She was born in Appalacha, Virginia to the late Harper and Zelma Hocutt DAWSON. Mrs. BERRY was a retired accountant and a member of the Coinjock Baptist Church.  She is survived by a daughter, Tina Berry CRADDOCK and husband, Steven, of Grandy, NC, a son, Ellis Harper BERRY and wife, Virginia, of Greensboro, NC; two sisters, Laura Catherine FORTUNE of Alta Vista, VA and Ruth MIDGETTE of Grimesland, NC; a brother, Lewis DAWSON of Jonesboro, GA and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Robert BERRY.  Graveside services will be in the Hampton Cemetery, Waterlily, Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Charles H. WELLONS.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Independent (Currituck Co., NC) - October 14, 2002)

Imogene Sorey BERRY

CARY - Imogene Sorey BERRY, 81, of Cary, formerly of Raleigh, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2000 at Glenaire Retirement Community.  A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Westover United Methodist Church, 300 Powell Drive, Raleigh.  Mrs. BERRY was born March 10 1919, in Currituck Co., NC, the daughter of the late Martin Joseph and Janie Dozier SOREY. She moved to Raleigh in 1935, where she was a graduate of the nursing school at Dorothea Dix hospital, working 30 years as a Registered Nurse at the hospital. In 1991, Mrs. BERRY moved to Ohio to assist her daughter and son-in-law, after the birth of their twin boys. She became an integral part of the boys' lives, guiding them through their formative years. In the fall of 1999, Mrs. BERRY came back to the Wake Co., area, moving into the Glenaire Retirement Community. She was a long-time active member of Westover United Methodist Church and also enjoyed bowling.  Mrs. BERRY was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. BERRY, in 1985. Surviving are: her daughter, Jane Berry CRENSHAW and husband, Dennis Andrew CRENSHAW of Mechanicsville, Va; one sister, Edna RUSSO of WA; and three grandsons, Andrew CRENSHAW, Frank CRENSHAW and Joe CRENSHAW.  Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Rd. Cary, in charge of arrangements.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - December 23, 2000; pg. B6)

Mabell Brickhouse BERRY

Mabell Brickhouse BERRY, 90 of Moyock, NC died Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Jacksonville, NC.  She was born in Tyrrell County, NC in 1923 to the late Lafayette and Janie Dodge BRICKHOUSE and was the widow of the late George W. BERRY.  Mrs. BERRY was involved in many community activities.  She was a member and Sunday School teacher at Northwest Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA and a member of Moyock Home Demonstration Club.  Mrs. Berry worked for many years teaching crafts for the College of the Albemarle and, at various times, for 4-H Club summer camps.  She is survived by two daughters, Peggy SILVESTER and husband Bill of Jacksonville, NC and Patricia BERRY of Waynesboro, PA; three sons,  Bill BERRY and wife, Dorothy  of Raleigh, NC, Roger BERRY and wife, Connie of Camden, NC, and Orville BERRY and wife, Wanda of Moyock, NC; two sisters, Pearl FURLOUGH of Columbia, NC and Lillian LOHLI of Smithfield VA, fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Emma CAHOON and a brother, Leslie BRICKHOUSE.  A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.  at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery  with the Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Berry family.  (Twifrd Funeral Home)

Robert Theodore BERRY, JR.

“Thanks everyone, it was a hell of a ride.”  To the philosopher, death is but the next great adventure. Robert T. BERRY, JR. began that next adventure of his life on August 31, 2011. He began his journey peacefully at home with family members at his side. Bob was born on December 9, 1936 to Robert T. BERRY and Edith C. BERRY in South Norfolk, Virginia. He was raised on a dairy farm in Grassfield where he attended and graduated from Deep Creek High School, class of 1955, and later attended ODU. He served in the Army where he was stationed in France. This opened the door to his passion for travel, food, and the outdoors, specifically hunting and fishing. His greatest passion and source of pride was his family. He was predeceased by his father, Robert T. BERRY and son, Michael Robert BERRY.  Bob is survived by his mother, Edith Cole BERRY; wife, Patricia Phoenix BERRY; son, Ellis H. BERRY and wife Cyndi and their children, Ashley and Daniel; daughters, Tina B. CRADDOCK and husband Steven, and Lauren I. BERRY-NEWSHAM and husband, John Paul and their children, Ayden and Riley. He was blessed with an extended family that consisted of six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bob has lived a full, meaningful life and died surrounded by the people he loved. He loved to laugh and make people happy. He believed that all that mattered was what came between birth and death. As he said, “Don’t take life too seriously, because you will never get out of it alive.” In honor of the first day of Dove season, a celebration of life with Masonic Rites will be held Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill MASCIANGELO. Family will receive friends at their home after the service for a Pig Picking to celebrate and remember his life.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Berry family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Robert Theodore BERRY, SR.

COINJOCK Robert Theodore BERRY, SR., 79, died Nov. 11 in Chesapeake General Hospital in Virginia. He was a native of Norfolk and a retired dairy farmer. He was a member of the Coinjock Baptist Church, a member of the Deep Creek and Grassfield Ruritan Clubs, a member of the Chesapeake Farm Bureau where he served as past president. Mr. BERRY was a member of the South Norfolk Masonic Lodge #339, Khedive Shrine Temple and the Portsmouth Loyal Order of the Moose. He was the son of the late Linwood and Mary Ella Barnes BERRY and the husband of Edith Cole BERRY. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Robert T. BERRY, JR. of Coinjock; two brothers: Ralph L. BERRY and Earl BERRY, both of Chesapeake; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Hampton Cemetery in Waterlily by the Rev. Charles WELLONS. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, November 14, 1991)

Rosa Sivills BERRY

CHESAPEAKE - Rosa Sivills BERRY, 91, formerly of Norfolk and recently of Chesapeake, died March 10, 2002, at Chesapeake General Hospital.  Mrs. BERRY, a native of Currituck County, N.C., was the daughter of the late Samuel T. and Annie Gregory SIVILLS. She retired as a teacher from the Norfolk City Schools in 1973, and had previously taught in Weeksville, N.C., and Alexandria, Va.   She was a member of local, state and national education associations, and until a lengthy illness, she was an active member of Estabrook Civic League, Norview United Methodist Church, Norview United Methodist Women, Sallie Browns Circle, and Esther Nicholson Sunday School Class.  Mrs. BERRY was the widow of William G. ``Bunk'' BERRY. She is survived by two sons, Sam BERRY and wife, Peggy, of Chesapeake, and Bill BERRY of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Staci Berry PHELPS and Amy Berry WELLS, both of Chesapeake, Colby BERRY of Raleigh, N.C., and Tate BERRY of Charlotte, N.C.; great-granddaughter, Alden PHELPS of Chesapeake; nephew, John PERKINS of Shawboro, N.C. Mrs. BERRY also leaves many cousins and friends who have been extremely caring through the years. The funeral will be conducted at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, at 11 a.m. today by the Rev. John F. SHAPPELL. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the funeral. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, N.C., at 2 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot – March 12, 2002; pg. B8)

Zion Hall BERRY

BARCO - Zion Hall BERRY, 77, of Barco, died Wednesday, Jan. 10 at his residence. He was a member of the Macedonia Disciples of Christ Church in Poplar Branch; was a retired counter salesperson for Booth Supply Co. in Norfolk, Va. for 38 years; was a member of the Sandy Ridge Prince Hall Masonic Lodge in Jarvisburg and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Maxie and Arounia Scarborough BERRY, SR.. Surviving are his wife, Hattie Marie Burton BERRY of the home; seven daughters: Ruth LEWIS of Elizabeth City, Juanita GREGORY of Virginia Beach, Va., Annette BAILEY of Barco, Zella CASR of Carroboro, Stephanie CATES of Huber Heights, Ohio, Mary BERRY-NOBBS of Chapel Hill and Arounia MULLEN of New Bern; one son, Robert L. RICHARDSON of Norfolk, Va.; two sisters: Cora THOMPSON of Somerville, N.J. and Angerona WHITE of Rocky Mount; three brothers: Lindbergh BERRY and Oscar BERRY of Manteo and Donald BERRY of New Jersey; 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Macedonia Disciples of Christ Church with Bishop O.T. NIXON officiating. Burial was in Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Poplar Branch with Masonic and military rites. Stallings Funeral Home in Elizabeth City handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, January 28, 1996; pg. 12A)

James Allen BESS

MOYOCK James Allen BESS, 81, died August 31 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. BESS, a native of Currituck, had retired from the State of North Carolina maintenance Dept. at Maple. He attended Perkins United Methodist Church and was the widower of Roxie Sanderlin BESS. Survivors include a daughter, Virginia BESS of Moyock; and three brothers: Russell BESS of Chesapeake, Paul BESS of Greenville, N.C., and Winfred BESS of Moyock. Funeral services were held Sunday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City by Mrs. Margaret SAUNDERS. Burial was in Westlawn Memorial Park. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, September 6, 1990; pg. 6A)

Lillie Virginia BESS

MOYOCK - Lillie Virginia BESS, 65, 147 Bullyard Road, Moyock, N. C. died December 18, 2006 at her residence.  Ms. BESS was born May 11, 1941, in Currituck County, and was the daughter of the late James Allen BESS and Roxie Sanderlin BESS. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse having retired from Albemarle Hospital.  A graveside memorial service will be held Friday January 5, at 1:00 P. M. at West Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Charles WELLONS officiating.   Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth, N. C. is assisting the family arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Wednesday, January 3, 2007)

William Albert BESS

William Albert BESS, 67, of 4092 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC, died Monday, March 2, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Currituck County, NC to the late Lucian and Nellie Sanderlin BESS and was the husband of Glenda Gillikin BESS. Mr. BESS retired as a Lieutenant with the Currituck County Sheriff Department as a Jailor. He was a member of the Perkins Methodist Church, Currituck Ruritan Club, and was an avid race car fan and loved spending time with his grandchildren.  Besides his wife, Mr. BESS is survived by his daughter, Lisa B. MADRE and husband Gene of Hertford, NC; a brother, Ray BESS of Moyock, NC and two grandchildren, William Seth MADRE and Collin MADRE. Mr. BESS was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.  A funeral service will be held at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Greg CLARK and Rev. Charles WELLONS. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home lobby following the service and other times at the residence. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

James Morris BEU

MOYOCK James Morris BEU, 26, died July 11 in Chesapeake, Va. He was a native of Bainbridge, Md. And was a cabinet maker with Albemarle Woodworks. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Lynn BEU of Virginia Beach; one daughter, Brittany E. BEU of Virginia Beach; one son, Jonathan A. BEU of Virginia Beach; his mother, Ferne M. BEU of Norfolk; his father and step-mother, Bertram J. and Paula BEU of Moyock; one sister, Jennifer Lynn BEU of Norfolk; one step-sister, Tina Marie OGLES of Moyock; one brother, Jack Edward BEU of Virginia Beach; one step-brother, Christopher Michael OGLES of Oak Harbor, Washington; his paternal grandmother, Mildred A. BEU of Norristown, Pa.; and one nephew, Darrin S. BEU of Norfolk. Graveside services were held Friday in Colonial Grove Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. W. Hyman VANN. Holloman-Brown Funeral Home handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, July 16, 1995)

Alton Glenn BIBB

GRANDY Alton Glenn BIBB, 91 of Grandy, NC died in the Albemarle Hospital, Wednesday, April 5, 2006. He was the son of the late Ivey and Maggie Evans BIBB and was the husband of Louise Gilden Pinner BIBB.  Mr. BIBB was retired from the U.S. Government and was a member of the Poplar Branch Baptist Church.  Other than his wife he is survived by four step-daughters, Judith MITCHELL of Chesapeake, VA, Linda CRAFT of Fort Mill, SC, Hazel HARRISON of Camden, NC and Rose PIERCE of Grandy, NC; four step-sons, James M. CLARK of South Mills, NC, William H. CLARK of VA. Beach, VA, Donald E. CLARK of Chesapeake, VA, and Johnny PINNER of Aydlett, NC; one sister, Anita HARRELSON of Sneads Ferry; three brothers, Milton E. BIBB of Bedford, VA, Earl BIBB and James BIBB both of Sneads Ferry.  Mr. BIBB was predeceased by a wife, Dorothy Clark BIBB.  A Funeral Service will be Friday, April 7, 2006 at 3:00 pm in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill THORN and Rev. Jim CLARK officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives in the lobby of the funeral home following the ceremony and at their residence at other times. The burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Bibb Family.  (Twiford Funeral Home records online)

Bernard Lee BIBB

GRANDY Bernard Lee BIBB, 64, a mechanic, died Sept. 28, 1991 in his home. Mr. BIBB was born in Nelson County, Va. He was employed by Stackhouse and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Dillon BIBB; several daughters, sons and step-children; three sisters and a brother [none of them named]. Wells Sheffield Funeral Home in Lovingston, Va. is handling arrangements. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City has furnished information. (The Coastland Times – October 1, 1991)

Hazel Mildred Dillon Shook BIBB

GRANDY - Mrs. Hazel Mildred Dillon Shook BIBB, 65, a native of King George County in Virginia, died Thursday, July 8, 2004 at her home in Grandy.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hanover Baptist Church in King George County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  She was married to Bernard L. BIBB, who preceded her in death in 1991.  Survivors include a brother, William DILLON of Fredericksburg, Va.; a sister, Martha GREENE of Montross, Va.; her former husband, Colonel C. SHOOK of King George County; four daughters, Diane M. BEAVERS of Woodford, Va., Betty Jo SHOOK of Washington, Brenda M. CHANCE of Lively, Va., and Darlene M. PITT of King George County; two sons, Dennis J. SHOOK of Washington and Wayne SHOOK of King George County; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  A viewing will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in King George County.  Arrangements are by Nash & Slaw Funeral Home of King George County.  (Washington Daily News - Sunday, July 11, 2004)

Nancy H. BICKLEY

Nancy H. BICKLEY died June 22, 1992, in a hospital.  Mrs. BICKLEY was born in Moyock, N.C.  Survivors include her husband, James A. BICKLEY, SR.; three sons, James BICKLEY, JR., Rickey A. BICKLEY and Howard L. BICKLEY, and a sister, Lillie DAVIS, all of Norfolk; a brother, Thomas SEARS of South Mills, N.C.; and three grandchildren.  The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 24, 1992; pg. D2)

Billie Mays Sebrell BIDGOOD

COINJOCK - Billie Mays Sebrell BIDGOOD passed away March 8, 2011 in Coinjock. She was born Nov. 18 1918 in Portsmouth and graduated from Wilson High School in 1935. After her marriage to Charles P. BIDGOOD July 30, 1954, she worked as a bookkeeper until they retired from their Yacht Broker Business, Julius T. Herbst, located in Great Bridge, Va. After retirement in the mid-80s, they relocated to Coinjock. Shortly thereafter they started the Emergency Food Center of Pilmoore Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a sweet lady who loved her family and many friends, too numerous to mention, who called or visited daily to check on her wellbeing and to provide needed support. In addition, the family greatly appreciates the staff at Sentara Nursing Home who provided Billie such loving care. On many occasions she remarked to her nephew how very fortunate she was to have so many close friends. Indeed she was. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Nicholas SEBRELL and Elsie Lee MAYS; sister, Virginia Francis Sebrell BARNES; and her loving husband, Charles P. BIDGOOD. She is survived by her step-daughter, Barbara B. NORRIS of Chesapeake; niece, Jenny Barnes MOORE (Buddy), Riverside, Ala.; nephew, Grover (Woody) E. BARNES (Delma); great-nephew, Robert K. BARNES (Bridgett), great-niece, Christinia R. MOLTER; great-great-nieces, Monique S. BARNES, Maliah R. BARNES, Miranda R. MOLTER; great-great-nephew, Tanner V. MOLTER; and great-great-great-nieces, Alexia M. BARNES and Miyah L. COTTRELL, all of Gulf Breeze, Fla. Visitation and services will be held at Pilmoore Memorial United Methodist Church, 192 Courthouse Road, Currituck, NC.   (The Virginian-Pilot – Thursday, March 10, 2011)

Ruth Genevieve BISHAL

Ruth Genevieve BISHAL (nee SHERMAN), 79, of Reggie Owens Drive in Harbinger, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at home. Born in Chambersburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late John SHERMAN and the late Mary Shoemaker SHERMAN. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Michael William BISHAL, of the residence. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother. Her passion for cooking will provide pleasant memories for any who knew and loved her.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. BISHAL is survived by her two sons, Michael Steven BISHAL (Cynthia Marie) of Powells Point, NC, Edward BISHAL of Plymouth, Michigan, her two daughters, Donna Rae VALDAKIS (Edward) of Palm Bay, Florida, Debra BISHAL of Harbinger, NC, two sisters, Mary GUSTAFSON and Nancy SCHRADER, both of Pennsylvania, and two brothers, William SHERMAN and Donald SHERMAN, both of Chambersburg, PA.  Also, left to cherish her memory are her 9 grandchildren, Taylor, Nolan, Dalton, Ryder, Michael, Jessica, Donna Jean, Michelle, Samantha, and 5 great-grandchildren.   The Funeral will be held at 5:00 pm on Friday, June 24, 2011 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. Following the service, the family will honor her wishes to be cremated.   Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Richard K. BISHOP

Richard K. BISHOP, 58, of Colington Harbour, N.C., died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1994, at his residence. Mr. BISHOP, born in Long Beach, Calif., Jan. 6, 1936, was the son of Herbert E. BISHOP of Florence, S.C., and the late Helen K. BISHOP. Mr. BISHOP graduated from W.T. Griggs School in Currituck, N.C., the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and George Washington University in Washington. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a retired federal employee with 33 years of service. He was a member of St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church and the Duck Woods Country Club. Besides his father, Mr. BISHOP is survived by his wife, Ellen M. BISHOP of the home; three sons, Matthew K. BISHOP and wife, Trish, of Rock Island, Ill., Mark E. BISHOP and wife, Kathy of Fredericksburg, Va., and Gregory L. BISHOP of Virginia Beach, Va.; one granddaughter, Rachel Lynn BISHOP. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Bethany Louise BISHOP. Also surviving are one brother, Michael E. BISHOP of Mollush, Va. and three sisters, Patricia LAZARUS of Homewood, Ala., Carolyn FRATE of Florence, S.C., and Pamela McLEAN of Charlotte, N.C.  A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Charles Gill. A memorial service will also be held at Memorial Chapel in Arlington, Va. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. with interment following in Arlington Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot – October 28, 1994; pg. B6)

Garland BISSETTE

Garland ''Pete'' BISSETTE, 52, died Monday May 6, 1996, in Currituck County, N.C.  Mr. BISSETTE was born in Raleigh, N.C., and was the son of the late Aaron and Missouri Taylor BISSETTE. He was predeceased by a sister, Sudie MURPHY and a brother, Leon BISSETTE. He was employed by the Ford Motor Company, Norfolk assembly plant. He was a member of Lake Drummond Masonic Lodge (NU)178.  Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean BISSETTE; two daughters, Catherine MURPHY of Lucama, N.C., and Karen Denise BISSETTE of Chesapeake; a nephew, Gregory Keith BISSETTE of Chesapeake; four sisters, Alice VOEGTLY of Princeton, N.C., Anne CONE of Spring Hope, N.C., Faye RHODES of Newton Grove, N.C., and Dixie BRASWELL of Pine Level, N.C.; five brothers, O.D. BISSETTE of Portsmouth, Chester BISSETTE of Selma, N.C., Seba BISSETTE of Buffalo, N.Y., Aaron BISSETTE, JR. of Selma, N.C., and Leamon BISSETTE of Norfolk; two grandsons, Robert Franklin ALLEN and William Blake ALLEN, both of Lucama.  A funeral service with Masonic rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Phillip PARKER. The family will receive friends at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, today from 7 to 9 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot - May 9, 1996; pg. B6)

Rodney Leon BLACK

Rondey Leon BLACK, 13, died Oct. 6, 1994. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Christian Advocate Baptist Church, Currituck. Walson Funeral Service in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – October 8, 1994; pg. B5)

William Fleetwood BLACKMOND, JR.

WINTON - William Fleetwood BLACKMOND, JR., affectionately know as "Bubble", died on November 20 after a long illness.  He was born in Coinjock on May 24, 1931 and was raised in Manteo before moving and residing in Winton for the past 25 years.  Mr. BLACKMOND was a member of the United States Army and spent 6 years in active reserve.  He was employed with Carolina Aluminum Co. in Winton and retired after 25 years.  He was predeceased by his parents, William Fleetwood BLACKMOND, SR. and Annie McClease BLACKMOND; a sister, Myrtle B. SCARBOROUGH; a loving devoted Uncle Henry McCLEASE; and his step-mother, Lola BLACKMOND.  Surviving are his sons: William B. BLACKMOND and his wife Brenda, a special daughter-in-law who is truly one of God's angels, of Ahoskie, and Arnold B. BLACKMOND and wife Louetta of Manteo; one daughter, Emma BERRY and husband Charles of Manteo; a sister, Lola WESTBROCK of Azle, Texas; aunts Earlene SIMMONS of Manteo and Norma BLACKMOND of Philadelphia, Pa.; a great-uncle, Andrew BLACKMOND of New York City, NY; 8 grandchildren: Christian BURTON of Currituck, Laquan GOLDEN of Arizona, Alycia BLACKMOND of Manteo, Takia LEIGH of Kill Devil Hills, Sherie BERRY of Raleigh, Charles BERRY of High Point, Shonda BERRY and Felisha VICKERS of Manteo; 8 great-grandchildren: Detreveion, Carmillo, Treyvon, Tyana, Malok, Tajik, E'mya, and E'mari; and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held November 23 at 1 p.m. at the Haven Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Manteo.  Arrangements by Hertford County Undertakers in Winton.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 23, 2004; pg. 16A)

Ethel Mansfield BLAKE

Ethel Mansfield BLAKE, 84, of Knotts Island N.C., died Tuesday, July 11, 1995, in a local nursing home. She was a homemaker and a member of Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Julian Carroll BLAKE of Virginia Beach; two step-daughters, Edna PARRISH of Virginia Beach and Doris McCLUSKEY of Benton Harbor, Mich.; and two sisters, Mary HUGHES of Moyock and Willie EURA of Virginia Beach.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 13, 1995; pg. B4)

William D. BLAKE, SR.

GRANDY - William D. "Dave" BLAKE, SR., 77, died Thursday, Feb. 10 at his residence. He was a native of Hyde County, the son of the late Charles and Betty Neal BLAKE and was the husband of Eloise Taylor BLAKE of the residence. He retired as a government employee after 36 years of service and also retired as a self-employed plumber in the Portsmouth area. He was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church and Lake Drummond Masonic Lodge #178 for approximately 50 years, Currituck Masonic Lodge #463, Scottish Rite, Elizabeth City Shrine Club and Chesapeake Hunt Club. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Joyce STRICKLAND and husband Michael of Chesapeake, Va.; a son, William D. "Bill" BLAKE, JR. and wife Lou of Moyock; a sister, Addie CREEKMORE, and brother, Travis BLAKE, both of Chesapeake, Va.; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers: Carroll, Morgan, Hubert, Ben and Melvin. A funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in Mount Zion United Methodist Church by the Rev. Glenn McCRAINE and the Rev. Thomas TARKENTON. A graveside service will be held in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Portsmouth at 11 a.m. on Friday with Masonic Rites. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, February 12, 1998; pg. 10A)

Donald Harold BLAMEY

POINT HARBOR Donald Harold BLAMEY, 56, died Sunday, Feb. 5 in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. He was born in Moundsville, West Virginia and was the son of Harold O. and Frances Spear BLAMEY of Pleasant Grove, Ohio. He was a cook and baker for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kill Devil Hills. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Saulsbury BLAMEY, and one son, John BLAMEY. Surviving are his parents; two sons: Michael BLAMEY of Tampa, Fla. and Chris BLAMEY of Heath, Ohio; two daughters: Michele BAUER of Wheeling, West Virginia and Dawn Renee BLAMEY of Bellaire, Ohio; and one brother, Richard BLAMEY of Athens, Georgia. Services will be Friday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Brookside, Ohio with Rev. Terry ERWIN officiating. Entombment will be in Park View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Wheeling, West Virginia. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, February 9, 1995; pg. 6A)

Lena Smith BLANCHARD

BARCO, NC - Lena Smith BLANCHARD, 89, of Barco, NC, went to be the Lord on April 23, 2003. She was born in Chowan County, NC to the late Octavius and Ida Briggs SMITH and was the widow of Andrew BLANCHARD. She made her life as a homemaker and was a member of the Coinjock Baptist Church.  Mrs. BLANCHARD is survived by one daughter, Eunice M. MORROW and husband William of Lincolnton, NC; two sons, Sidney T. “Bill” BLANCHARD and wife Doris of Chesapeake, VA and Richard A. “Dickie” BLANCHARD of Virginia Beach, VA; two sisters, Carrie BAKER of Virginia Beach, VA and Marjorie ASHLEY and husband Robert of Tyner, NC; eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by two sisters, Leora WILLIAMS and Annie BROWN and two brothers, Sam and Eddie SMITH.  A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 2:00 PM at the Coinjock Baptist Church by the Rev. Charles WELLONS. Burial will follow at the Hampton Cemetery, Waterlily, NC.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot - April 25, 2003; pg. B7)

Lewis Beacher BLANCHARD, JR.

Lewis Beacher BLANCHARD, JR., 63, of Shawboro, NC, died Monday, November 25, 2002 at Albemarle Hospital. He was born in Maple, NC, the son of Ruby Carawan BLANCHARD of Barco, NC and the late Lewis Beacher BLANCHARD, SR. and was the husband of Rosa Roberts BLANCHARD of the home. He was a retired automotive school teacher with the Currituck County High School and was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.  Besides his wife and mother, Mr. BLANCHARD is survived by three daughters, Becky THOMPSON of Rockford, MI, Karen ALLEN of Buzzard’s Bay, MA, and Donna PERDUE of Shawboro, NC; one son, William BLANCHARD of Elizabeth City, NC; three sisters, Ann WENDLING of Eagle Rock, VA, Anita WILLIAMS of Virginia Beach, VA, and Carolyn LITCHFIELD of Clinton, MD; four brothers, James BLANCHARD of Virginia Beach, VA, Wayne BLANCHARD of Gatesville, NC, Thomas BLANCHARD of Harbinger, NC, and Edwin BLANCHARD of Cary, NC; and five grandchildren.  A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 29, 2002 at 11:00 am at Emmanuel Baptist Church by the Rev. Ed HAWKINS. Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - November 26, 2002; pg. B7)

Ruby Carawan BLANCHARD

BARCO - Ruby Carawan BLANCHARD, age 82, of the 4000 block of Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC, died at her residence on Wednesday, December 31, 2003. She was born in Belhaven, NC, daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Annie Tripp CARAWAN. She was the widow of Lewis Beacher BLANCHARD, SR.  She had worked in sales at Blair Co., and in sewing at Supak Mfg. Co., and was a member of Coinjock Baptist church.  Mrs. BLANCHARD is survived by: three daughters, Patricia Ann WENDLING of Eagle Rock, VA, Anita WILLIAMS of Virginia Beach, VA, and Carolyn LITCHFIELD of Bowie, MD; four sons, James Richard BLANCHARD, of Virginia Beach, VA, Wayne Henry BLANCHARD of Shawboro, NC, Thomas David BLANCHARD of Harbinger, NC, and Charles Edwin BLANCHARD of Cary, NC; three brothers, Gene CARAWAN of Asheville, NC, Grover CARAWAN of Tampa, FL, and Ellis CARAWAN of Fairfax, VA; 21 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son Lewis B. BLANCHARD, JR.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 3, 2004, at 1:00 PM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Charles WELLONS and Rev. Ed HAWKINS officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel Friday evening, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, and other times at the residence, 4117 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The News & Observer - Friday, December 2, 2004)

Thomas David BLANCHARD

HARBINGER - Thomas David BLANCHARD, 60, a Currituck County native, passed away peacefully at his residence Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011  surrounded by family and friends he loved after a courageous battle with brain and lung cancer.   He was the son of the late Lewis and Ruby BLANCHARD.   Tommy is survived by his loving wife and devoted caregiver, Bonny; two sons, Thomas D. BLANCHARD, JR. and wife, Alaina, of Kitty Hawk and Adam MARKERT of Coinjock; two daughters, Nicole SELLERS and husband, Bill, of Rocky Mount and Sarah Markert MICHAEL and husband, Andy, of Kill Devil Hills; four grandchildren, Liam SELLERS, Olin BLANCHARD, Weslee and Trent MICHAEL; sisters, Anita WILLIAMS of Virginia Beach and Carolyn LITCHFIELD; brothers, James BLANCHARD and wife, Pong, of Virginia Beach, Wayne BLANCHARD and wife, Debbie, of Elizabeth City and Charles Edwin BLANCHARD and wife, Diane, of Atlantic Beach; and sister-in-law, Rosa BLANCHARD of Shawboro.  He was predeceased by a brother, Lewis BLANCHARD; and sister, Ann WENDLING.  Tommy was a self-employed Electrical, Heating and Air Contractor servicing the Outer Banks and Currituck County.  He earned an engineering degree and was a graduate of ODU and NC State University.  In 1971, he was the youngest licensed electrical contractor in the state of North Carolina. Tommy was a member of Duck United Methodist Church.  Tommy was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He also enjoyed surfing, snow skiing, and was an avid golfer.  He will always be remembered for his entertaining adventures and life stories he always spoke of with a twinkle in his eye.  He was known to always put a smile on everyone's face.   The family would like to thank his many friends, co-workers of Johnson, Burgess, Mizelle & Straub  and volunteers, Hands of Hope, Currituck Road to Recover and Sharon United Methodist Church who supplied special meals and outings.  Also, thanks to Carawan Seafood for the special steamed shrimp.  Special thanks to Community Home Hospice, Betsey KELLY, Cancer Advocate and Deb JONES, Nurse Navigator of UNC and Elizabeth WENTZ, CNA.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Tommy's memory to UNC Children's Cancer Hospital, Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters Cancer Center (CHKD), the Outer Banks Relief Foundation or the the Outer Banks Cancer Support Group.  The memorial service will be held at Duck United Methodist Church Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at 2 p.m.  The Reverend John TYSON will officiate. In accordance with Tommy wishes his cremated remains will be dispersed privately over his favorite fishing spot. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (Daily Advance - Thursday, December 22, 2011)

Elizabeth Woodhouse Rawls BLEE

VIRGINIA BEACH - Elizabeth Woodhouse Rawls BLEE, 85, a resident of Jacksonville, N.C., died Feb. 4, 2006, at home after a short illness. She is survived by her husband, retired Navy Capt. Ben W. BLEE of Jacksonville; a son, Dr. Holman C. RAWLS, III of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Hunter Rawls GOINS of Lewes, Del.; a daughter, Mary Clinton Rawls GLOVER of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a step-daughter, Elizabeth Sumner BLEE of Tarrytown, N.Y.; a step-daughter, Jane Blee CREEL of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; a step-daughter, Martha Blee HOLLAND of Southport, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her father, Clinton Monroe WOODHOUSE; her mother, Elizabeth Wingate WOODHOUSE; two brothers, Clinton and Franklin WOODHOUSE; a sister, Martha Woodhouse BLEE; and her first husband, Holman Calvin RAWLS, JR., who gave his life in the Korean War. Twenty years after his death she married Capt. BLEE, whose first wife, Martha Woodhouse BLEE, Elizabeth’s sister, had recently died.  Elizabeth was born in Virginia Beach. She attended Norfolk’s Maury High School and Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. In 1940, she married her first husband, Holman Calvin RAWLS, JR., a native of Norfolk. The couple resided in Virginia Beach for the next 10 years, until Holman lost his life.  Thereafter, Elizabeth continued to live in Virginia Beach as a widow, raising her three children and working in various secretarial capacities until 1970 when she married Capt. BLEE and moved to Jacksonville. In Jacksonville, she mothered Captain BLEE’s three teenage daughters, while serving as a volunteer receptionist at Onslow Memorial Hospital. A devout Episcopalian, she was a longtime member of Galilee Episcopal Church, in Virginia Beach, and later of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville. Initial preparations for burial are being undertaken by The Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville, where the family received friends Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. Final burial arrangements are in the hands of the H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road, in Virginia Beach. Interment, with a graveside service, will take place Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the family burial plot located in the Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery, directly behind the H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. The Rev. Dr. Colman TYLER, Rector of Galilee Episcopal Church, will officiate.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, February 7, 2006)

Billie Madge Kirk BLISARD

GRANDY - Mrs. Billie Madge Kirk BLISARD, age 75, of Grandy, NC, died Thursday, February 24, 2005, at her residence. Mrs. BLISARD, a native of Boone County, WV, was the daughter of the late Robert Reed KIRK and Ica Dora Hendricks KIRK and the wife of John Floyd BLISARD of the residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church.  Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Cathy CRUM of Union, WV; a son, John Robert BLISARD of Elkview, WV; a brother, Robert KIRK of Union, WV; four grandchildren, Bud Kirk SAMPLES of Morehead City, NC; Angela Dora CRUM a student at Marshall University, Jake BLISARD of Texas, and Lisa COLLINS of Baltimore, MD; and three great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be Monday, February 28, 2005, at 2:00 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ben BAUM. Burial will follow in Powell’s Point Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home lobby immediately following the service. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, February 26, 2005)

John Floyd BLISARD, JR.

UNION (WV) - John Floyd BLISARD, JR., 83, formerly of Powells Point, died Sunday, April 30, at the home of his daughter after a long illness.  He was born February 19, 1923 at Montcoal, Raleigh County, and was a son of the late John and Mary Ridenour BLISARD.  Mr. BLISARD was a member of Powells Point Baptist Church.  He was a former coal miner, a retired employee of Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.  Mr. BLISARD was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Madge Kirk BLISARD, and one daughter, Linda Lee BLISARD.  Surviving are one son and his wife, John Robert and Pat BLISARD of Elkview; one daughter and her husband, Cathy and Burl CRUM of Union; and two sisters: Betty DRAKE of Pocatalico and Anna Lou PEAY of Cleveland, Tenn.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel, Union, with the Rev. Bob RATLIFF officiating.  Graveside rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Powells Point Baptist Church Cemetery.  Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service Thursday at Groves Funeral Home, Union.  Groves Funeral Home, Union, is in charge of arrangements.  Local information provided by Twiford's Funeral Home, Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 4, 2006; pg. 10A)

Edna Lane BLOSSOM

BARCO - Edna Lane BLOSSOM, 88, of the 3200 block of Caratoke Hwy., Currituck, died Feb. 17, 2000. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Moyock Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - February 18, 2000; pg. B9)

Guertha Sawyer BLOUNT

Guertha Sawyer BLOUNT, age 97, of Hunnicutt Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, August 5, 2011, at Windsor House, Windsor, NC. Mrs. BLOUNT was born in Currituck County, NC, the daughter of the late Alveston and Sarah SAWYER of Spot, NC and was the widow of James Gardner BLOUNT. She was one of the oldest members of Corinth Baptist Church.  Mrs. BLOUNT is survived by two sons, Al BLOUNT and wife, Judy, of Shiloh, NC and Jim BLOUNT and wife, Sally, of Edenton, NC; a daughter, Letitia B. BRATTON and husband, Charlie of New Bern, NC; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey BLOUNT and wife, Theresa, of Greenville, NC, Stuart BLOUNT and wife, Toni of Lauringburg, NC, Brandon BLOUNT and wife, Bobbi, of Shiloh, NC, Cameron EVANS and wife, Dena, of Greenville, NC, Meg E. TEMKIN and husband, Harry, of Montclair, NJ, Jim BLOUNT, JR. and wife, Kelly, of Cary, NC, and Jenny Blount WILLIAMS and husband, Paul, of Edenton, NC; 15 great grandchildren and another on the way.  A graveside service will be conducted Monday, August 8, 2011, at 3:00 PM at Powells Point Baptist Church in her native Currituck County with the Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Street, Elizabeth City, NC.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Blount family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)


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