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 Sallie Riggs Culpepper BOBKO

SHAWBORO - Sallie Riggs Culpepper BOBKO, 84, of the 700 block of Sandy Hook Road, died Feb. 15, 2002. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in New Life Assembly of God Church, Elizabeth City. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – February 18, 2002)

Matthew E. BOBOLA

Captain Matthew E. BOBOLA, USN, Retired, 53, of 100 Hermans Court, Moyock, NC died Saturday, September 7, 2013 at his home.  Born in Phoenixville, PA, he was the son of Edward BOBOLA of Jacksonville, FL and the late Lugretta Metz BOBOLA and was the husband of Suzanne Armstrong BOBOLA.  Captain BOBOLA graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Southern California and was commissioned in May 1982.  His sea duty tours included duty as First Lieutenant, Combat Information Center Officer and Operations Officer in USS Elmer Montgomery (FF 1082), Operations Officer in USS Bowen (FF 1079), Operations Officer on the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron Fourteen, Executive Officer in USS Gettysburg (CG 64), Commissioning Commanding Officer in USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), Commander, Destroyer Squadron 22, Chief of Staff, Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, and Chief of Staff, Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group.  Captain BOBOLA’s shore duty assignments included Combat Systems and Damage Control Instructor at Surface Warfare Division Officer School, Student at the Naval War College, Computer Systems Analyst for Joint Warfare Simulations at the Joint Warfighting Center, Force Structure Analyst in the Requirements Division (N81) and C4ISR Section Head for the Director, Surface Warfare Division (N86) on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Professional Mariner Project Lead on the Chief of Naval Operation’s Task Force EXCEL, Future Operations Officer on the staff of Commander, Fleet Forces Command (N3), Director of Staff, Commander, US Naval Forces, EUROPE and COMSIXTHFLT and Chief of Staff, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic.  In addition to his father and his wife, Captain BOBOLA is survived by three children, Matthew BOBOLA and wife Sara of Reston, VA, Charles BOBOLA and wife Erin of Chesapeake, VA and Valerie BOBOLA of Moyock, NC; two sisters, Suzanne AUSTIN and Patricia EDWARDS, both of Jacksonville, FL; two brothers, Paul BOBOLA and wife Bobette of Jacksonville, FL and Tim BOBOLA and wife Sue Ann of Charleston, SC; his father-in-law, Gerald ARMSTRONG of Jacksonville, NC; two sisters-in-law, Julie GAMBLE of Camden, AR and Linda SYFRETT and husband Tim of Jacksonville, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Along with his mother, he was preceded in death by his twin sister, Mary Elizabeth SCOFIELD.  The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Pam MURRAY, Natalie PHILLIPS and Albemarle Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.  They also want to thank Pastor Bill, Don SCHONE, all of their friends at the New Moyock United Methodist Church and Captain BOBOLA’s dear friends, Todd and Fran MANAS.  Without the love and support shown by all of you, they would not have made it through this difficult time.  A memorial service will take place Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Moyock United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill MASCIANGELO, LtCol, USMC, Ret. officiating.  In accordance with his wishes, a burial at sea will take place from the USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) at a later date.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

James Christopher BOCK

James Christopher Bock, 51, of 7441 Caratoke Hwy., Jarvisbug, NC died Monday, February 25, 2013 at Albemarle Hospital.  A native of Suffolk, VA, he was the son of Frances Dameron Bock and the late Robert Felton Bock.  He worked as a Correctional Officer with the Pasquotank Prison System.   Along with his mother, he is survived by a sister, Catherine Switzer and husband, Dennis of Suffolk, VA; and two brothers, Felton Bock and wife, Beatrice and William “Fred” Bock and wife, Mary of Jarvisburg.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Humphreys. A funeral service will take place Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Grandy Assembly of God Church with Pastor Steven King officiating.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 27, 2013,  from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p. m. at Twiford Funeral Home.  Burial will take place at Laurel Memorial Gardens. In addition to flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2418 Blue Ridge Rd., Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27607 or the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 220, Elizabeth City, NC  27909.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Bock family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Robert Felton BOCK

POWELLS POINT - Robert Felton "Bob" BOCK, 80, of Caratoke Highway, Powells Point, died May 26, 2005, at the Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth. Mr. BOCK was born in Norfolk and was the son of the late Carl and Sallie Felton BOCK, SR.  He was owner/operator of Bock's Wholesale Nursery, member of the Beech Grove United Methodist Church in Driver, Va., veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II, charter member of the Bennett's Creek Volunteer Rescue Squad in Suffolk, former member of the Bennett's Creek Ruritan Club and the Driver Volunteer Fire Department, a 1952 graduate of North Carolina State University, retired partner and president of Lancaster Farms in Suffolk. Mr. BOCK was Santa Claus for 11 years for the Drug Care of Grandy, and also at the Bank of Currituck and the Cotton Gin. Survivors include his wife, Frances Dameron BOCK; one daughter, Catherine B. SWITZER and her husband Dennis M. of Suffolk; three sons, Felton L. BOCK and his wife Beatrice and William "Fred" BOCK and his wife Mary, all of Powells Point and James C. BOCK and his wife Daisy of McAlisterville, Pa.; four grandchildren, Erica SWITZER, Brenda SWITZER, Timothy BOCK and Madeline BOCK. He was preceded in death by one son, Terry L. HUMPHREYS. A funeral will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Grandy Assembly of God with Pastor Steven KING officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will join friends today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, May 28, 2005)

Cerilla Sue Brown BOGUE

JARVISBURG - Cerilla Sue Brown BOGUE, 65, 412 Jarvisburg Road, Jarvisburg, NC died Thursday, March 11, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. BOGUE was the daughter of the late Maynard Wilbert BROWN and Rita Norene Mann BROWN. She was the owner of Home Town Bookkeeping Service and a Baptist.  She is survived by a daughter, Angela PAIGE and husband Jeremy of Dothan, AL; two sons, David W. BOGUE and wife Robin of London, KY, and Kevin BOGUE of Virginia Beach, VA; a sister, Betty B. CUMMING of Chesapeake, VA; and nine grandchildren.  A memorial service will be Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 1:00 PM at BJ’s Carolina Café, 7069 Caratoke Highway 158, Jarvisburg, NC.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Page BOHANNON, III
Sept. 3, 1944 - May 19, 2011

William Page BOHANNON, III, AKA "Bill", "Billy Bo" and "Coach Bo", 66, of Powell's Point, N.C. went to be with the Lord and his son, William "Page" BOHANNON, IV on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  A celebration of his life will take place on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Powell's Point Baptist Church with Pastor Eugene McLAWHORN and Pastor Tom OLIVER officiating.  Family and friends may gather together at 1:00 p.m. for visitation prior to the service.  A native of Currituck County, he was the son of the late William Page "Buck" BOHANNON, JR. and Wilma Bohannon HARRIS and step-son of the late Gettis HARRIS, SR.. He was an Air Force Veteran of six years, a retired school teacher of thirty three years, an athletic coach of thirty years and a member of Powell's Point Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Darlene Thomsen BOHANNON; sister, Dottie B. JORDAN and husband Jim; brother, Mike HARRIS, JR. and wife Lindy; sister, Ruthanne PERRY; son, Aaron W. BOHANNON and wife Angie; daughter, Mary V. ELLIOTT; step-son, Philip BROWN; step-daughter, Jennifer SAWYER; grandchildren, Jake COOGLE, Bryan BOHANNON, Daniel JOHNSON-BOHANNON, Savannah HUGHES, Gracie BOHANNON, Wesley SAWYER, Justin SAWYER and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.  Special thanks to nephews Todd DOZIER and Seth PERRY.  Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home. Creswell.  (Maitland Funeral Home)

Georgia Ann Bratkosky BOHUN

MOYOCK - Mrs. Georgia Ann Bratkosky BOHUN, age 94, of Moyock, NC, died Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at her residence. Mrs. BOHUN is survived by a daughter, Patricia KLINGER and her husband, Bobby, of the residence; a granddaughter, Dawn FEATHERLY of Fredericksburg, VA; and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Anthony KLINGER.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends at the residence. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, NC, is assisting the family with the arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home records)

Captain Richard Edward BOLDIN

Marine Corps Captain Richard Edward BOLDIN, 37, of Knotts Island, died Monday, Aug. 23, 1993, in an accident. Capt. BOLDIN was born in Illinois and served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 19 years. He enlisted Feb. 18, 1974. His career included being commissioned first lieutenant on May 1, 1987, attaining the rank of captain on Oct. 1, 1990, being assigned as the combat cargo officer aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) stationed at NOB in March of 1992, and just recently returned from deployment to Somalia and the Persian Gulf.  Capt. BOLDIN was preceded in death by his father, Walter E. BOLDIN and is survived by his wife, Patricia M. BOLDIN; his mother, Evelyn D. BOLDIN; two daughters, Kristy Nicole BOLDIN and Amber Lee BOLDIN, both of New Mexico; one son, Richard E. BOLDIN Jr. of New Mexico; two sisters, Wanda J. DUNCAN of Cabot, Ark. and Lorreta Lynn MOODY of Beebe, Ark.; and two brothers, Jerry D. BOLDIN of Cabot, Ark. and Chief Petty Officer John H. BOLDIN of the Naval Station in Long Beach, Calif. A memorial service will be conducted Friday, Aug. 27, at 11:30 a.m. in the Naval Station Chapel, Norfolk. The body will be escorted from Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, to Moore's Cabot Funeral Home, Cabot, Ark., for services and burial.  (The Virginian-Pilot – August 26, 1993; pg. D5)

Joyce Lila BOLDT

Joyce Lila BOLDT, 79, of 290 S. Indiantown Road, Shawboro, NC, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Chesapeake General Hospital.  Born in Spicer, MN, she was the daughter of the late Rueben BAKLUND and Lillian Evenson SERIE and was the wife of the late Louis Raymond BOLDT.  Mrs. BOLDT was a member of the Lutheran Church while living in Crosslake, MN and had attended Forest Park Church in Elizabeth City, NC.She is survived by a son, Lyle W. BOLDT and wife Linda of Shawboro, NC; three grandchildren, Lyle R. BOLDT and wife Kelly of Virginia Beach, VA, Sandra WILLIAMS and husband Vance of Virginia Beach, VA, and Francis BOLDT and wife Arina of South Mills, NC; eight great-grandchildren, Casey, Sierra, Chloe, Isaiah, Evan, Meagan, Breanna and Chrissy; two great-great-grandchildren, Elijah and Riley; a sister, Rudella BURGESON; and two brothers, Gordon BAKLUND and Dennis BAKLUND and wife Paisley, all of Minnesota. The family wishes to extend special thanks to her loving and faithful caregivers.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Boldt family. Funeral services will be private. Burial will take place at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

George R. BOLES

KNOTTS ISLAND - George R. BOLES, born in Newark, N.J., Nov. 19, 1941, passed away early July 17, 2004, at the Veterans Hospital in Hampton. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a longtime resident of Knotts Island. His great love of people, his wonderful smile and the unforgettable sound of his voice will be greatly missed by his many friends and family. He is survived by his two children, Paula and Danny; five grandchildren, Holly, Ryan, Nathan, Karen and Brandi, all of Knotts Island; his mother, Jeanne Boles WINCEY; his brother, Richard BOLES; and his sister, Denise DONLON of Forked River, N.J. George spent much of his life on the water and it was his desire that his ashes be returned to the sea. He will be remembered by his friends and family at his home, 105 Heron Court, Knotts Island, Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. The family wishes to welcome all his many friends to the pools and gardens that George so enjoyed.  (The Virginian Pilot - July 21. 2004)

Cornelius Langhorne BOLTON, JR.

BARCO - Cornelius Langhorne BOLTON, JR., 87, of the 3900 block of Caratoke Highway, died March 19, 2003 in Sentara Nursing Home. He was born in Atlanta, Ga., and moved with his family to Roanoke, Va., as a young child.  He was the son of the late Cornelius Langhorne, Sr. and Eva Brown BOLTON. He met and married his wife in Norfolk and then moved with his family to Coinjock in 1973. He was the husband of the late Virginia Ackiss BOLTON. He was a retired television technician with ACME TV sales and services, and was a member of Coinjock Baptist Church. Mr. BOLTON was a descendant of Lady Nancy ASTER, Daniel BOONE and POCHANTAS.  He was predeceased by his youngest daughter, Carole B. SHARBER and a sister, Elsie McNEACE. Mr. BOLTON is survived by three daughters, Phyllis Anne ASHLEY-DECKER and husband, Rich of Marietta, Ga., Diane R. BUNCH and husband, Al of Chesapeake, and Shirley B. MOSLEY and husband, Danny of Buxton, N.C.; four grandsons: Capt. William WASSERMAN, Michael WASSERMAN, Christopher AUSTIN and Bryan AUSTIN; a granddaughter, Michelle Wasserman SKIBA; and three great-granddaughters: Meghan SKIBA, Anna WASSERMAN and Molly WASSERMAN.  A memorial graveside service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Hampton Cemetery, Waterlily with the Rev. Charles WELLONS officiating. The family will greet friends at the cemetery following the service. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – March 21, 2003; pg. B9)

Virginia Ackiss BOLTON

COINJOCKVirginia Ackiss BOLTON, 73 of (Waterlily) Coinjock, died March 8 in Sentara Nursing Home at Barco. She was a native of Currituck County and a member of the Coinjock Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Ivy W. and Lula Oden ACKISS and the wife of Cornelius L. BOLTON of the home. Besides her husband, surviving are four daughters: Diane BUNCH of Chesapeake, Va., Shirley MOSLEY of Winterville, Phyllis Ashley WASSERMAN of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Carole SHARBER of Buxton; and 5 grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hampton Cemetery in Coinjock with the Rev. Charles WELLONS officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, March 10, 1994; pg. 6A)

Allie L. BONNEY, III

Allie L. BONNEY, III, 53, of the 100 block of Riggs Road, died Feb. 25, 1994, in Virginia Beach.  Mr. BONNEY was born in Norfolk and was a plumber with Princess Anne Plumbing. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elizabeth City, N.C., and was a Methodist.  Survivors include his fiancee, Joann LACKS of Averly Shores; two sons, Raymond BONNEY of Norfolk and Brandon BONNEY of Virginia Beach; five daughters, Penny Sue BRITT and Becki BONNEY, both of Virginia Beach, Paula Michelle DUVALL and Lynn BRAYTON, both of North Carolina, and Wendy Ann GARRETT of Wakefield, Va.; his mother, Izola W. BONNEY, and a sister, Susie WADE, both of Knotts Island, N.C.; a brother, Clyde BONNEY of Virginia Beach; and six grandchildren, Coleman BONNEY, Ashley DUVALL, Jenny BRITT, Amanda BRAYTON, JoJo BRITT and Nicholas GARRETT.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Knotts Island United Methodist Church by the Rev. Frank T. JENNINGS. Burial will be in Knotts Island Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, from 3 to 5 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot - February 27, 1994; pg. B5)

Hal J. BONNEY, JR.

NORFOLK - Honorable Hal J. BONNEY, JR., Father, Teacher and Federal Judge, died on January 22, 2012 in his home in Norfolk surrounded by his family. He was 82.  A native of Norfolk, Judge BONNEY was the son of Hal J. and Mary Ellen Shackelford BONNEY. He was educated in the public schools of Norfolk, Elizabeth City and Richmond and earned his B.A. and M.A. Degrees from the University of Richmond and his J.D. Degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary.  He taught at Norview High School, was Headmaster of Douglas MacArthur Academy and taught classes for the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary and Regent University School of Law. He was a Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for twenty-five years and served as President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Since retiring, Judge BONNEY has been active in the film industry and was a member of the American Film Institute, the British Film Institute and the American Cinematheque where he was active in the restoration of the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.   Judge BONNEY was active in public life through such service as a member of the Duke Divinty School Board of Visitors, Vice President of Union Mission Ministries, a Commissioner of the Norfolk Parks and Recreation Department, and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Norfolk. He was a member of Atlantic Lodge No. 2, A.F.&A.M. A more complete history of his vastly extensive life can be found in Who's Who In America and Who's Who in the World.   Judge BONNEY is perhaps best remembered as the Teacher for thirty-six years of the Wesleymen Bible Class with broadcasts over WTAR Radio and telecasts over the Good News Television Network. He recently taught the class on Christmas Day 2011. He was a member of Calvary Temple Church.  He is survived by two sons, Reverend David J. BONNEY (Gina) of Midlothian and John W. BONNEY, Esq. (Petrina) of Norfolk; six grandchildren, Thomas, Mary Lauren, Wesley, Jack, Olivia and Melissa; and a niece Bonnie Sue SHUMAKER. He was predeceased by his beloved sister, Beverly Bonney SHUMAKER.  A funeral service for Judge BONNEY will be conducted by his sons at 1 p.m., Wednesday in the Norfolk Masonic Temple Auditorium, 7001 Granby Street. The family will receive friends the evening before Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Tidewater Drive Chapel, Norfolk.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, January 23, 2012)  [NOTE: Judge Bonney's family was from Knotts Island.  He owned property on Knotts Island including the old Cooper Cemetery.]

Raymond Edward BONNEY, SR.

COINJOCK Raymond Edward BONNEY, SR., 69, died Monday, Dec. 25 in a local hospital. He was the husband of Fay Bland BONNEY and the son of the late Willie Albert and Mamie BONNEY. He was a retired fireman. Other survivors include a step-daughter, Barbara Lea WUEST of Powells Point; a son Raymond Edward BONNEY, JR. of Ahoskie; a step-son, Kip EVANS of Florida; a sister, Sallie L. DAVIS of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Ryland L. BONNEY of Norfolk; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Grandy Assembly of God Church. Burial followed in the Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Poplar Branch. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, December 28, 1995; pg. 8A)

Margaret "Betty" Clark BOOTH

POINT HARBOR Margaret "Betty" BOOTH, 75, of Point Harbor, died Tuesday, December 2 at Albemarle Hospital. She was a native of Bronxville, N.Y., a homemaker and a Protestant. She was the daughter of the late Morris and Margaret Robertson CLARK and the widow of Earl Hardin BOOTH. She is survived by two sons: Earl H. BOOTH, JR. of Kitty Hawk and Robert Clark BOOTH of Point Harbor; two brothers: Morris CLARK, JR. of Newport News, Va. and Edward CLARK of Southern Shores; 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be Thursday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. in Powells Point Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray METTS and the Rev. Herbert HEMINGWAY officiating. Twiford's Northside Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, December 4, 1997; pg. 10A)

Charles Amos BOOTHE, JR.

KNOTTS ISLAND - Charles Amos BOOTHE, JR., 71, died at his residence on Sept. 3, 2003 with his family at his side. He was born in Galesburg, Ill. to the late Charles Amos BOOTHE, SR. and Rose Norgart BOOTHE. Mr. BOOTHE was a member of Knotts Island United Methodist Church and of the Alph Lodge No. 155, Galesburg. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren in sports and was an avid NASCAR fan.  Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Sally Thomas BOOTHE; three daughters, Peggy B. SMITH, Lori CARR and her husband Frank and Valerie McINDOE and her husband Earle, all of Knotts Island; two sons, Nick BOOTHE and his wife Yogi of Virginia Beach and Tom BOOTHE and his wife Amy of Richmond; 11 grandchildren, Charles III, Jeff, Mandy and her husband Deric, Justin, Nicole, Victoria, Jessica, Tyler, Chase, Mitch and Malin; two great-grandchildren, Elijah and Yasmin; several nieces and nephews; faithful dogs, Jazz and Casey; and a host of friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was loved by all who knew him.  A memorial service will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Knotts Island United Methodist Church. (The Virginian-Pilot – Sunday, September 7, 2003)

Carroll McKinley BOSWELL

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Carroll McKinley BOSWELL, 62, formerly of Grandy, died Friday, Sept. 16. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence BOSWELL. He was retired from Borden Chemical Co. after 20 years of service. He was past County Commissioner of the Sanitary Dist. of Grandy, past president of Walnut Island Home Owners Association and a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret L. BOSWELL; his mother, Lillie Jackson BOSWELL of Lynchburg, Va.; a son, Gary V. BOSWELL of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, Wallace E. BOSWELL, SR. of Bangkok, Thailand; and two grandsons: Shaun and Kevin BOSWELL, both of Virginia Beach, Va. A funeral was conducted Monday in Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Grandy with the Rev. Lindy JONES officiating. Burial was in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home in Chesapeake, Va. was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, September 20, 1994)

Annie Ballance BOSWOOD

ELIZABETH CITY Annie Barco BOSWOOD, 81, died Friday, December 18, 1953 at 2:34 a.m. at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Adrian MATHIAS of Barco. She was a lifelong resident of Currituck County and was the daughter of Frank and Lettie BALLANCE and widow of Grandy BOSWOOD. She was a member of the Pilmore Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Adrian MATHIAS of Barco; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body will be taken from the Twiford Funeral Home to the Pilmore Memorial Methodist Church at Currituck for funeral services on Sunday, Dec. 20, 1953 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. R.N. KNIGHT, pastor. Burial will follow in the family plot at Barco. (The Virginian Pilot – Saturday, December 19, 1953)

Charlie M. BOSWOOD

(Unknown newspaper - 1959) Obituary kindly submitted by Judy Merrell Brickhouse.

Ashley L. BOURNE

JARVISBURG - Ashley L. BOURNE, 26, of Jarvisburg, N.C. died Friday, June 29 [2007] at her home.  Born in Carson City, Nev., she is the beloved daughter of Hunter Carson BOURNE, III, also of Jarvisbrug, N.C., and Susan Jean Frye JOHNSON of Federal Way, Wash.  Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister, Victoria Ann BOURNE of Norfolk, Va.; her paternal grandmother, Eloise Nolen ROGERS of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; uncles and aunts, Douglas and Bliss BOURNE of Fredericksburg, Va. and Gregory and Suzanne BOURNE of Collington, N.C.; extended family members, the FINLEYs of Florida and TURNERs of Georgia and Wilmington N.C.; cousins; friends; and canine companions, Billie and Abby.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the lobby of the funeral home.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, July 5, 2007)

Cecil Marvin BOWDEN

NORFOLK, VA. Cecil Marvin BOWDEN, 81, of Norfolk, died October 9 in Lake Taylor Hospital. A native of Currituck, he was the son of the late William and Linda Glemming BOWDEN. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with the Norfolk Naval Base. Bowden was a member of the New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, the American Association of Retired Persons and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #4. Surviving are his wife, Helen Newby BOWDEN; and a sister, Anne ROBERTS of Fort Collins, Colorado. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. [rest of obit cut off] (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, October 13, 1992)

Chada Bell BOWDEN

BELHAVEN - Chada Bell "C.B.." BOWDEN, age 75, of Main Street in Belhaven, died Thursday at Pungo District Hospital.  Services will be held at Paul Funeral Home chapel in Belhaven, conducted by Linwood ADAMS and Mathew KNIGHT.  Burial will be in the Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Surviving are his wife, Laconia Smith BOWDEN; three daughters: Mrs. Edith B. RICE and Mrs. Joan SHEPPARD, both of Virginian Beach, Va., and Mrs. Meredith BURGAGE of Belhaven; a sister, Mrs. Betty B. HARRISON of Norfolk, Va.; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers will be Rue RICE, Jeff SHEPPARD, David GASSETT, James HARRISON, JR., Walter CUTRELL and Elwood ALLEN.  Mr. BOWDEN, a native of Knotts Island, was son of the late Samuel Jarvis and Ludicie Beasley BOWDEN.  He was a member of the West Belhaven Church of Christ.  (unknown newspaper dated November 2002)

David Price BOWDEN

(Unknown newspaper - Kindly submitted by Carol Smith NOTE: Sacred To Their Memory (Dare Co., NC Cemeteries) by Lois Johnson Meekins shows David Price Bowden being buried in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  Inscription on tombstone reads: Dec. 25, 1909 - Dec. 24, 1968.

Edith Lewark BOWDEN

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Edith Lewark BOWDEN, 91, died November 29 at River Pointe Nursing Home in Virginia Beach.  Mrs. BOWDEN was born October 22, 1908 in Elizabeth City to the late Lewis and Eva Tillett LEWARK and was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, LCDR William H. BOWDEN, USCG Ret.  Mrs. BOWDEN was the last surviving child of 10 children.  She is survived by two sons: Ernest H. BOWDEN and Clyde M. BOWDEN of Corolla; one daughter, Marie B. TWIFORD of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 2 at the Powells Point Christian Church in Harbinger.  Twiford Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times – Thursday, December 2, 1999; pg. 15A)

Grace Ansell BOWDEN

NORFOLK, VA. – Grace Ansell BOWDEN, 70, died Sept. 9 in a hospital. Born in Knotts Island, she had retired from Sears after 20 years. She was a secretary. She was a member of Calvary Temple Baptist Church and was the widow of Ondra Lintford BOWDEN. Survivors include two nieces: Phyllis CASON and Carole STRAWHAND [rest of obit was torn] (The Coastland Times – Sunday, September 13, 1992; pg. 12A)

Frederick Daniel BOWE, SR.

HARBINGER - Frederick Daniel BOWE, SR., 53, died on Tuesday, February 11 in his residence. Mr. BOWE was the son of the late Preston BOWE, JR. and Lizzie Chesson DOUGH of Harbinger. A brick mason most of his life, he was also a member of Piney Grove Church of Christ Disciples of Christ. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He is also survived by two daughters: Anitra WINSLOW and husband Carlton of Jarvisburg and Lisa BANKS of Manteo; two sons: Frederick Daniel BOWE, JR. of Harbinger and Elder Toriano Jermaine ETHERIDGE and wife Toya of Elizabeth City; one brother, Preston BOWE, JR. and wife Katherine of Anchorage, Alaska; and 10 grandchildren. Mr. BOWE will be cremated and no service is planned. Robinson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 18, 2003; pg. 11A)

Preston BOWE, JR.

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - Preston BOWE, JR., 60, died at Chesapeake General Hospital, Chesapeake, Va., Friday, February 28. Born in Currituck County, Mr. BOWE was the son Lizzie C. DOUGH of Harbinger and the late Preston BOWE, SR. He was an Army veteran with 20 years of service and worked for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline for 15 years. Other survivors include his wife, Katherine Etheridge BOWE of the home; a daughter, Deborah BROWN of Palm Bay, Fla.; two sons: Milford and Timothy ETHERIDGE of Anchorage, Alaska; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Piney Grove Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ in Harbinger on Saturday, March 8. Elder Lindberg WHITE officiating and Elder T.J. ETHERIDGE giving the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors from the U.S. Army Base at Fort Bragg. Stallings Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 9, 2003; pg. 16A)

James Stephen BOWLES

MOYOCK - James Stephen BOWLES, 58, of 114 Launch Landing Road, Moyock, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at his residence with his family at his side. A native of Marlborough, Mass., he was the son of Arvin Marshall BOWLES of Moyock, and the late Mary Francis BOWLES. James was a caring and giving man. He was always there to help anyone when needed. He loved to fish, hunt and spend time with his nieces and nephews. The family offers many thanks to all the staff at Albemarle Hospice for being so kind and caring in James' time of need. Besides his father, he is survived by a sister, Mary SPAIN of Moyock; two brothers, Robert BOWLES of Virginia Beach, Va. and John BOWLES of Burlington, Vt.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Haywood BOWLES. A memorial service will be Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating. The family will receive friends for a viewing from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the Bowles family.  (The Daily Advance - Thursday, October 6, 2011)  Photo from Twiford Funeral Home.

Edna Caroline Gallop BOWSER

Edna Caroline Gallop BOWSER, 89, of 101 Bowser Lane, left this earthly life on Dec. 20, 2010, at home. She was predeceased in 1994, by her husband of fifty plus years, Willie E. BOWSER. Mrs. BOWSER, daughter of the late George Hodges GALLOP and the late Venus GALLOP was born July 17, 1921 in Jarvisburg. She was a lifelong member of Corinth Baptist Church where she served on the usher board and was the Mother of the Church at the time of her death. She was a founding member of the Willie Lee Chapter #150, Order of the Eastern Star. In addition she was a member of the United Order of Tents. She leaves to mourn her passing, two daughters, Martha Caroline BOWSER of the home and Rosalind BOWSER of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Nia Elizabeth TYLER of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Bessie L. LINDO of Jarvisburg, and S. Ernestine Fields FRANCIS of Rosedale, N.Y., and G.L. TYLER of Brooklyn, N.Y. In addition she is mourned by twenty-six nieces and nephews; several great and great-grand nieces and nephews; and a host of other friends and relatives. A celebration of her life will be Sunday, Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. in the afternoon with a visitation one hour prior at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Jarvisburg. Pastor Curtis M. BRINKLEY, JR. will officiate. The committal and interment will follow the service at the Corinth Church Cemetery.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. Nags Head was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - December 23, 2010)

Esther Gallop BOWSER
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Jan. 6, 1983; pg. 5B

Julia BOWSER

MANHATTAN, N.Y. Julia BOWSER, 81, died June 26 at her home. A native of Jarvisburg, she was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Emma Simons BOWSER. She was raised in Jarvisburg in and in the late 20's she moved to New York where she worked in factories and offices. She served on the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women in New York. She was a member of the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Jarvisburg. She is survived by one brother, Willie BOWSER of Jarvisburg; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. A.C. Robinson Funeral home is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, July 2, 1992; pg. 8A)

Shelby Delafield BOWSER

NEWPORT NEWS - Shelby Delafield BOWSER departed this life on Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at his home. Shelby was born July 16, 1934, in North Carolina, the son of James Clayton and Maude Case BOWSER. He joined Corinth Baptist Church in Jarvisburg, N.C., at an early age, and became a member of First Baptist Church Denbigh in 1993. He graduated from the public schools of Currituck County, N.C., in 1952. He joined the United States Air Force and served with honor from July 1952 through his retirement in October 1973. He served in both the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. He received numerous awards and commendations. Shelby's memory will forever be cherished by his wife, Nadene; his son, Dwight (JoAnn) of Wilson, N.C.; two daughters, Cynthia WILLS (Steve) of St. Leonard, Md., and Bridgette SESSOMS (Ricky) of Hampton; three grandsons, Freddie, Dwight Jr. and Derrick; two granddaughters, Stacie JONES and Elena JOHNSON (Anthony); his sister, Faye B. PHILLIPS (Aaron) of Newport News; his niece, Tonya PHILLIPS; his nephew, Alvin JOHNSON; as well as two great-grandchildren and a host of loving cousins and friends. As Shelby requested the body has been cremated. A memorial celebration will be held at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the First Baptist Church Denbigh where the Rev. Ivan HARRIS will preside.  Altmeyer Funeral Home Peninsula chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Press [Newport News, VA] - January 7, 2002)

Aurilla Bowden BOYCE

Aurilla Bowden BOYCE, 90, of Sentara Village, Chesapeake, died May 17, 1996, in Chesapeake.  Mrs. BOYCE, the widow of Victor James BOYCE SR., was born in Knotts Island, N.C.   Survivors include a daughter, Jo Boyce REITER of Bowie, Md.; a son, Victor James BOYCE JR., of Austin, Texas; a sister, Kathleen B. LITTLE of Virginia Beach; two brothers, W.B. BOWDEN of Virginia Beach and W.L. BOWDEN of Norfolk; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Frank T. JENNINGS in Knotts Island Cemetery. The family will be at 4749 Poolside Place, Virginia Beach, following the service. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is in charge.   (The Virginian-Pilot – May 20, 1996; pg. B4)

Joyce DeForest BOYCE

MOYOCK - Joyce DeForest BOYCE, 63, of Poyners Road, Moyock, died at her residence, Thursday, March 22, 2007. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Mrs. BOYCE was born April 2, 1943, in Sussex County, Emporia, Va., and was the daughter of the late Harold DeFOREST and Marguerite Ferguson DeFOREST. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. BOYCE, SR.; her daughters, April Harrell CORNETT, and her husband Jimmy, of Petersburg, Va., Lisa B. SMICHNICK, and her husband, Darrell, of Knotts Island, and Robin B. LAKE, and her husband, Todd, of Summerville, S.C.; her sons, Clarence L. HARRELL, III, of Petersburg, Va., and Robert E. BOYCE, JR., of Moyock; her sister, Patricia BOWLES, and her husband, Joe of Birmingham, Ala.; her brother, Jerry DeFOREST, and his wife Anne, of Williamsburg, Va.; her grandchildren, Heather CORNETT, Joshua CORNETT, Dustin HARRELL, Shannon SMICHNICK, D.J. SMICHNICK, Tyler LAKE, Cameron LAKE and Douglas COLEMAN and her great-grandchildren, Alexis PERRY, Adrianna PERRY and Bryson COLEMAN. A memorial service will be held at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 East Main St., Elizabeth City, Saturday, March 24, at 3:30 p.m., with Michael BOWLES officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at Twiford's Funeral Home and other times at her residence.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City is assisting the BOYCE family with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, March 23, 2007)

Robert Emmett BOYCE, SR

Robert Emmett BOYCE, SR., 76 of 681 Poyner’s Road, Moyock, NC died Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Currituck House. A native of Halifax County, NC, he was the son of the late John Franklin BOYCE and Mary Keeter BOYCE and the widower of Joyce DeForest BOYCE. He was a foreman in the paint/carpenter shop for the Chesapeake School System and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  He is survived by three daughters, April Laverne CORRNETT and husband Jimmy of Dinwiddie County, VA, Lisa Jane SMICHNICK and husband Darell of Knotts Island, NC, and Robin Marie LAKE and husband Todd of Moyock, NC; two sons, Robert E. BOYCE, JR., of Moyock, NC and Clarence Luther HARRELL, III, of Dinwiddie County, VA; a sister, Geneva WILSON of Williamsburg, VA; one brother, John R. BOYCE of Chesapeake, VA; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Gary F. BOYCE and Wray BOYCE.  A memorial service will be Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Wayne SAWYER officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home lobby immediately after the service.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Anna Lea Wood BOYD

MOYOCK - Anna Lea Wood BOYD, 74, of 989 Waterlily Road, Coinjock, died Thursday, July 29, 2010 in the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. BOYD was born in Mercer County, W. Va. was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mrs. Emma Clark WOOD, and the wife of William T. BOYD.  She had retired from the Lever Brothers Factory in Baltimore, Md. Besides her husband Mrs. BOYD is survived by a son, Richard ADDISON of Coinjock; and a brother, Thomas WOOD of Belair, Md.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 2 p.m. in Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Poplar Branch, by Rev. Charles WELLONS. The family will receive friends at the Twiford's Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, today from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of the Currituck County Library, 4261 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC 27917.  Twiford's Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, is assisting the Boyd family.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, July 30, 2010)

Betty Jean Miller Gibbs BOYD

Betty Jean Miller Gibbs BOYD, 67, of 106 South McMorine St., Virginia Dare Apartments, Elizabeth City, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at her home.  Born October 29, 1938, in Moyock, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Walter and Edith Louise Chaplin MILLER. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elbert Lewis GIBBS, SR. of Swan Quarter on Dec. 4, 2003.  Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter, today at 2 p.m. Steve BRYAN will officiate.  Surviving are her husband, James Albert BOYD of Elizabeth City; two daughters, Phyllis Gibbs BARNETT and her husband, Robert, of Franklin, Va., and Norma SANDERLIN of Holden Beach; a son, Elbert Lewis GIBBS, JR. of Camden; four sisters, Amandia M. FEREBEE of Moyock, Shirley M. BRICKHOUSE and Ellen M. POWERS, both of Chesapeake, Va., and Judy M. SHARBER of Kill Devil Hills; a brother, Walter MILLER, SR. of Gibbswood; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  The family received friends on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, January 22, 2006)

James Albert BOYD

James Albert BOYD, 64, of 323 West Gibbs Road, Knotts Island, NC, died Sunday, June 8, 2008 at Albemarle Hospital, in Elizabeth City, NC. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Harvey Thomas BOYD and Virginia Elizabeth Huntley BOYD, and was the widower of Betty Jean Miller BOYD. He worked in the grocery business and was a Baptist.  Mr. BOYD is survived by one daughter, Bonnie DUNBAR of Chesapeake, VA; two sons, Timothy BOYD of Belmont, NC, and Gary BOYD of Clayton, NC; two sisters, Katherine MAY of Knotts Island, NC, and Gennie TARKENTON of Dunnellon, FL; two brothers, Robert BOYD of Snugg Harbor, NC and Harvey Thomas BOYD, JR., of Topeka, KS; and seven grandchildren.  Private services will be at a later date.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Boyd family.  (Daily Advance – Saturday, June 14, 2008)

Virginia Elizabeth BOYD

Virginia Elizabeth BOYD, 75, formerly of Coinjock, N.C., died Jan. 12, 1993, in a Virginia Beach nursing home. Mrs. BOYD was a Baptist.  Survivors include two daughters, Katherine MAY and Gennie B. TARKENTON; three sons, Harvey Thomas Jr., Robert L. and James A. BOYD; and nine grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Chesapeake, with the Rev. Ernest L. TRUEBLOOD officiating. Burial will be in Waterlily Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot – January 14, 1993; pg. D2)

 William Thomas BOYD

William Thomas BOYD, 73, of 989 Waterlily Road, Coinjock, NC died Friday, April 8, 2011 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Mr. Boyd, born in Baltimore, MD, was the son of the late William Issac BOYD and the late Mary McKINLEY, and the husband of the late Anna Wood BOYD.  He was a steelworker with Bethlehem Steel Company and was a member of Coinjock Baptist Church.  Mr. BOYD is survived by his stepson Richard YOUNG of Coinjock, NC; and his sister Mary Ann GIELNER of Dundalk, MD.  Graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Laurel Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Sandy MARTIN officiating.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home Monday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Boyd family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Juanita Anne Garrett BOYER

Juanita Anne Garrett BOYER, 88, of Barco, NC died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Sentara Barco Nursing Home.  Born June 24, 1924 in Moyock, NC, she was the daughter of the late Marion Weaver and Trevah Louise Pitts GARRETT and was the wife of the late Alan Gilbert BOYER.  Mrs. BOYER was a graduate of Moyock High School and later received her Associates of Science degree in Ashville, NC.  She also studied nursing at Norfolk General Hospital in the 1950’s and completed the school of cosmetology in Largo, FL where she worked as a beautician for several years.  In the 1940’s, Mrs. BOYER was an usherette at Wells Theater and had been a clerk at Woolworth’s Five and Dime.  She volunteered with Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, VA and was in charge of the food pantry at First Baptist Church in Washington, NC.  Mrs. MOYER is survived by a daughter, Joy Lamancusa TOMLIN of Coinjock, NC; two sons, Glen Charles LAMANCUSA of Leland, NC and Christopher Kelly OKANO of Bear Creek, NC; four grandchildren, Babette B. VICK of Dinwiddie, VA, Derrick J. BARCROFT of Poplar Branch, NC, Jennifer L. WHITE of Washington, NC and Glen C. LAMANCUSA, JR. of Washington, NC; five great-grandchildren, Brittany B. HUBER, US Navy, Valerie N. VICK of Coinjock, NC, Dalton J. BARCROFT of Poplar Branch, NC, Allison B. WHITE of Washington, NC and Morgan LAMANCUSA of Washington, NC.   In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dular Holt GARRETT, and a sister, Trevah Louise CROOM.  A graveside memorial service will take place Monday, January 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Laurel Memorial Gardens with the Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating.  The family will receive friends at the daughter’s residence, 216 Worth Guard Road, Lot 9, Griggs Trailer Park, Coinjock, NC.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Boyer family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Sarah Forbes BRABBLE

Sarah Forbes BRABBLE, age 85, of Maple, NC died Monday, November 25, 2002 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Currituck Co., NC; daughter of the late John S. and Elizabeth Sawyer FORBES and was the widow of Johnny BRABBLE. She was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church.  Mrs. BRABBLE is survived by several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 29, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Dale PACE and Rev. Bobby OWENS officiating. Burial will follow in the Snowden Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the burial. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Independent (Currituck Co., NC) - November 25, 2002)

Charles Goodwin BRADLEY

MOYOCK - Charles "Goodie" Goodwin BRADLEY, 72, went to be with the Lord after a long illness on Sunday, April 18, 2004. He was known for being a loving, easy going and a gentle man. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Barbara L. BRADLEY; sons, Charles Goodwin BRADLEY, III and wife Amy, David Charles BRADLEY and wife Rhonda; step-daughter, Cheryl SEMINOLE; step-son, Henry BACHMAN, JR.; sister, Arrow HOAG of Casnovia, N.Y.; grandchildren, Megan BRADLEY, Devan BRADLEY, Ashley DAVIS, Sarah BRADLEY, Madison BRADLEY, Grady EDWARDS, Heather PALMER and Stephanie EDWARDS; and great-grandchildren, Hailee EVANS and Mya CASTLE. A memorial service will be held at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. David DALTON officiating. An open house will be held at the family residence on Guinea Mill Road in Moyock afterwards.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, April 20, 2004)

Norma Louise Meiggs BRAKE

Born on March 30, 1920 in Coinjock, NC, Norma died August 5, 2010 at The Albemarle in Tarboro, NC and went to be with her beloved Henry. She was the fourth of six daughters born to Sara Frances (Sally) Bright Simmons MEIGGS. She is predeceased by her mate of 60 years Henry Louis BRAKE, JR.; her mother; her father, George Washington MEIGGS; sisters, Kathryn HARRELL, Sara SIEGEL, and Ernestine OLIVER.  Norma grew up in a small rural town in coastal N.C. She graduated early from high school and went to Louisburg College for a 2-year secretarial certificate. She married Henry in 1939 and they came back to Edgecombe County about 1942 where they lived and farmed Brake Acres Farm.   She was active in the West Edgecombe community, charter member of West Edgecombe Baptist Church and a lifelong choir member. Norma was a founding member of the Tar River Chorus, member of Altrusa Club and Edgemont Garden Club.  Survivors are her three sons, Henry Louis BRAKE, III (Paula), George Meiggs BRAKE (Craig), Joseph Arnold BRAKE (Joanne); seven grandchildren, Henry Louis BRAKE, IV (Cindi), Amy Lara Brake HILL (Keith), Jonathan Lee BRAKE (Alisa), Thomas Wayne BRAKE, George Meiggs BRAKE, JR. (Karen), Michael Manz BRAKE (Jenny), and Sara Frances Brake MOSELEY (Allen); 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth ECKERT and Jean WORLEY; and many nieces and nephews.   The family extends many thanks to all her caregivers and the staff at The Fountains of the Albemarle for the many years of careful and loving service.   A memorial service to celebrate her life will be at West Edgecombe Baptist Church on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 1 p.m. with visitation after the service. Norma's grandson, the Rev. Jonathan BRAKE will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Terry BROOKS and the Rev. James EMERY.  The family will receive friends later at the home of Joe BRAKE at 2783 Cokey Road.  Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804, is in charge of the arrangements.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, August 10, 2010)

 Peggy Ann Hill BRANDON

AYDLETT - Peggy Ann Hill BRANDON, 72, of Aydlett died Monday.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. BRANDON is survived by two daughters, Joni Joanna ABBOTT of Barco and Tina BATEMAN and husband, Douglas of Aydlett; two sons, Norman Judson BRANDON, II of Manteo and William "Bill" Herman BRANDON and wife, Jean, of Kill Devil Hills; four brothers, Joseph HILL, Henry HILL, Billy HILL and Jimmy HILL; eight grandchildren, Candace, Stephanie, Bobbie, Gary, Craig, Mike, Chandon, and Jay; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Judson BRANDON; a son, John Arthur BRANDON; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman HILL and a sister, Diana HILL. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Arrangements are by Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, September 11, 2007; pg. 10A)

Margaret Alma BRANTON

POWELLS POINTMargaret Alma BRANTON, 84, of Powells Point and formerly of Portsmouth, Va., died Tuesday, December 16 in Elizabeth City. A native of Londale, she was the widow of George Emitt BRANTON. She is survived by two daughters: Dorothy STAPLES of Chesapeake, Va. and Patricia JONES of Dallas; one son, Thomas R. CLONINGER of Richwood, West Virginia; a brother, Charles WALLACE of Belair, Md.; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside services were set for Friday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at Olive Branch Cemetery with Dr. Charles E. PETERSON officiating. Snelling Funeral Home in Portsmouth, Va. is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, December 18, 1997; pg. 5B)

Johnnie H. BRATTEN

POPLAR BRANCH - Johnnie H. BRATTEN, age 83, Poplar Branch, NC, died Sunday, March 21, 2004 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Lenoir County, NC, and was the widow of Joseph Mack BRATTEN. Besides being a proud home maker, Mrs. BRATTEN worked at the New Fowler Store in Elizabeth City and Dr. C.N. Wright Medical Practice in Jarvisburg, NC, and was a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church.  Mrs. BRATTEN is survived by two daughters, Lola McNEESE of Shepherdsville, KY, and Sylvia GRIGGS of Grandy, NC; three sons, Wayne BRATTEN of Pauleys Island, SC, James BRATTEN of Edenton, NC, and John BRATTEN of Fort Wayne, IN; two sisters, Sadie FARMER and Bernice SUTTON; 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 11:00 AM in Poplar Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn McCRAINE and Rev. Bill THORN officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery, in Poplar Branch. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Poplar Branch Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 247, Grandy, NC 27939. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of funeral arrangements. (The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, NC) - Tuesday, March 23, 2004)

Ermond Stancil BRAY

Ermond Stancil BRAY, 67, a retired motor vehicle operator, died Dec. 11, 1991, in a hospital.  Mr. BRAY had retired from the Navy Public Works Center after 39 years. He was born in Currituck, N.C.  Survivors include a daughter, Pattie W. GRIFFIN of Chesapeake; a sister, Alma L. BRAY of Norfolk; a brother, Ralph R. BRAY of Harbinger, N.C.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday.  (The Virginian-Pilot – December 14, 1991; pg. D2)

John Benjamin BRAY

(Unknown September 1946 newspaper but probably the Daily Advance - Mr. Bray was born May 13, 1887 and died September 14, 1946.  This obituary is from the private collection of William C. & Katie (Bray) Flora and kindly submitted by Frances (Flora) Casey.)

Margaret Myers BRAY

IN COINJOCK - Mrs. Margaret Myers BRAY, 73, of Highway 158, Coinjock, NC, died Sunday at 11:53 p.m. in the Albemarle Hospital.  Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Arthur KIRK, pastor of the Coinjock Baptist Church.  The body was taken to the Crumpler & Honeycutt Funeral Home in Clinton, N.C. for a funeral at 3:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.  Burial followed in the family cemetery in Turkey, N.C.  Mrs. BRAY was a native of Mt. Olive, N.C., a former resident of Sampson County and had lived in Currituck County since 1946.  She taught in the public school system for 27 years, the last 14 years being at Great Bridge, Virginia.  She served 6 years as Home Extension Agent in Currituck County ad was also employed with Farmers Home Administration in Reidsville, N.C.  She attended Pineland Jr. College in Salemburg, N.C., ECU in Greenville, did graduate work at Woman's College at the University of N.C. in Greensboro and attended the University of Virginia in Charlottsville, Va.  She was a member of the Coinjock Baptist Church and the Home Demonstration Club and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  She was the daughter of the late Haywood and Mrs. Eunice Quinn MYERS and the wife of the late Wallace BRAY.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Jean CAVANAUGH of Turkey, N.C.; one brother, Ralph MYERS of Turkey, N.C.; three half-brothers and several nieces and nephews.  (The Southern Post - Oct. 5, 1983; pg. 12)

Marjorie Curtis Mann BRAY

CHESAPEAKE - Marjorie Curtis Mann BRAY, 92, of the 500 block of Spurlock Court, went to be with the Lord Feb. 9, 2004, in Barco, N.C. A native of East Lake, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Cincinnati Pinner CURTIS [this is in error--Marjorie was the daughter of Andrew Curtis and Cincinnati Pinner MANN] and the wife of the late Lawrence BRAY, SR. She was a retired recreational director with Norfolk Recreation Center and a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Rivers B. HOLLAND and her husband, Richard, of Kitty Hawk, and Rita B. SOREY and her husband, Lee, of Chesapeake; a son, Lawrence BRAY, JR. and his wife, Kay, of Chesapeake; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, with the Rev. Robert SOWDER officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot - February 9, 2004)

Nancy Cotter BRAY

Nancy Cotter BRAY, 55, of Shawboro, N.C., died Friday, May 7, 1999, at her residence.   She was born in Currituck County, N.C., and was the daughter of Marion Rose COTTER of Shawboro and the late Willie COTTER. She was the wife of R. Vernon BRAY, JR. of the home. She retired as assistant register of deeds in Currituck County, was a member of Perkins United Methodist Church and was former chairman of the Currituck Wildlife Guild. Besides her husband and mother she is survived by a daughter, Tracey Sanderlin BOTELLIO and her husband, Jeffrey, of Watauga, Texas; a son, Harold W. SANDERLIN and his wife, Stephanie, of Moyock, N.C.; a step-son, Robby BRAY, III of Camden, N.C.; a sister, Patsy HOWARD and her husband, Carroll, of Moyock; and two grandchildren, Michael BOTELLIO and Scott BOTELLIO, both of Watauga. A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Charles H. WELLONS. Burial will follow in Sanderlin Family Cemetery, Shawboro.   (The Virginian-Pilot – May 8, 1999; pg. B4)

Nettie Harrison BRAY

Nettie Harrison BRAY died Nov. 12, 1991, in a hospital.  Mrs. BRAY was born in Grandy and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Celon Davidson BRAY; a daughter, Marie B. MEADS of Elizabeth City; five sisters, Janie H. LEARY of Chesapeake, Virginia H. WEED and Elsie H. WEED, both of Irmo, S.C., Nellie H. WEED of Columbia, S.C., and Blanche LEARY of Cary; four brothers, Arthur E. HARRISON, SR. of Coinjock, Dennis B. HARRISON, JR. of Columbia, Grady HARRISON of Shiloh and Dempsey HARRISON Sr. of Shawboro; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, by the Rev. Allen ADMIRE. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. Friends may join the family at the residence.   (The Virginian-Pilot – November 14, 1991; pg. D2)

Ralph Raymond BRAY

POWELLS POINT - Deacon Ralph Raymond BRAY, 81, of Harbinger, N.C., died June 6, 2004, in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.  A native of Currituck County, he was the son of the late Peter BRAY and Gertie Baxter BRAY and the widower of Lessie Bowe BRAY.  He is survived by a foster daughter, Lessie Harrison Bowe ALSTON of Chesapeake; a son, Ernest JOHNSON of Snowden, N.C.; a sister, Alma Louise BRAY of Norfolk; and two grandchildren.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Samuel Chapel Holiness Church, Caratoke Highway, Moyock, by Elder Little Joe POWELL, JR. Burial, with military rites, will be in the church cemetery. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - June 13, 2004; pg. B6)

Danny Ray BRENNAN

HARBINGER - Danny Ray BRENNAN, 49, died Sept. 6, 2003.   Mr. BRENNAN, born in Portsmouth, Va., was a tile setter and a member of the Powells Point Christian Church.  He was the son of the late Dewey A. and Mabel Mosley BRENNAN.  Surviving are his wife, Donna M. BRENNAN of the residence; two daughters, Amanda S. BRENNAN of Portsmouth and Traci PRICE and husband George of Kill Devil Hills; two sisters, Marion EUDY and husband Ron of Concord and Patricia RIDDICK and husband Ernest of Portsmouth; a brother, Wayne BRENNAN and wife Patti of Portsmouth; and one grandchild, Brennan Maria PRICE.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. in Powells Point Christian Church on Tuesday, Sept. 9 with the Rev. Roy David Coxson officiating.  Burial of cremated remains will be in the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, September 9, 2003; pg. 10A)

Edna Earl Acree BRICE

Edna Earl Acree BRICE, 68, died December 31, 1996. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in Hampton Cemetery at Waterlily. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge. (Virginian-Pilot – Wednesday, January 1, 1997; pg. 7B)

George Fredrick BRICE

George Fredrick BRICE, 86, died Sunday night at 9:45 in Albemarle Hospital following a long illness. He was a native of Powells Point and had live in Maple for the past 28 years. A blacksmith in Currituck County, he was the son of the late George P.D. and Julie Williams BRICE, and a member of Pilmoor Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Ida BRICE; five daughters: Mrs. Julia CURLES and Mrs. Sue JOHNSON of Coinjock, Mrs. Sadie O'NEAL of Kitty Hawk, Mrs. Lovie MAYE of Far Rockaway, N.Y. and Mrs. Rose LIPINSKY of Bay Shore, N.Y.; three sons: John N. BRICE of Inwood, N.Y., George L. BRICE of Fayetteville and Daniel R. BRICE of Alexandria, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Lovie FORBES of Harbinger; 35 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home by the Rev. J.J. GRIMES, pastor of Pilmoor Methodist Church of Currituck. Burial was in Church's Island Cemetery. (The Coastland Times – November 30, 1962)

Robert Daniel BRICE

MOYOCK - Robert Daniel BRICE, 65, of 251 Sawyer Town Road, Moyock, NC, (PO Box 451, Moyock, NC 27958) passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at his residence. He was the son of the late John Newbern and Henrietta Hulse BRICE. He leaves behind his beloved wife of twenty-six years, Connie BRICE; six daughters, Debbie and Martie HARRIS of Edenton, NC, Edna and Henry POWERS of Elizabeth City, NC, Nila JOHNSON and Randy of Grandy, NC, Dianna and Tony Ray MARSH of Hertford, NC, and Mary HARRELL of Hertford, NC, and Kathy, of CA; four sons, Daniel and Sharon BRICE of Asheville, NC, John BRICE of CA, Robert WILLIAMS of AZ, and Jerry of CA; two brothers, George BRICE of Cameron, NC, John and Margaret BRICE of TN; twenty-two grandchildren, Johnny MORRIS, Jeremy and Michelle MORRIS all of TX; Tabitha and Andy MORGAN of Edenton, NC, April and Melvin BROOKS, Erica and Jamie WILLIAMS, David BRICE, and James Ellis HARDEN, III, all of Elizabeth City, NC, Samantha and Chris JARRETT of Sunbury, NC, Jessica and Joey HARDISON of Jamesville, NC, Christine MARSH and David, Toni MARSH, James HARRELL and Zadie HARRELL all of Hertford, NC, Bryan JOHNSON serving in the US Navy in Bahrain, Wendy and Tori BRICE of Asheville, NC, and John BRICE, JR., of CA, Jessica, Jordan, Jarod, and Joan WILLIAMS all of AR; twelve great-grandchildren, Tiera, Taylia, J.R., Kahlynn, Brandon, Zachary, Karleigh, Dylan, A.J., Kristina, James, and Chrystopher. He was predeceased by a son, James HARRELL, JR., a grandson, Michael HARRIS, and a granddaughter, Sabrina JOHNSON.  Mr. BRICE served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion Post 288 of Coinjock, and the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post # 6060 of Elizabeth City.  Funeral service will be Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 2:00 at Twiford’s Northside Chapel with the Pastor Joey HARDISON officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors rendered by the VFW Post #6060. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Northside Chapel, and after the service on Sunday at the BRICE family home.  Twiford’s Northside Chapel, 1115 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Antoinette C. BRICKHOUSE

MOYOCK - Antoinette C. BRICKHOUSE, A.K.A. (Nonnie or Toadally Toni), passed away on December 8, 2011. She is survived by her husband, George BRICKHOUSE; children, Timothy and Erin BRICKHOUSE and Annie Mae and Steven GREEN; grandchildren, Anastacia, Steven, Charles, George and Caleb; and one great-grandchild, CJ. She loved her family and all her Bingo friends, especially Sue BAXLEY and Pam LEON, her extended bingo family. She was loved for her enormous heart and her amazing sense of humor. She will be missed. The family will arrange a gathering to be held in her honor. Information will be given at a later date. Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, Va. 23322 is handling the arrangements (The Virginian-Pilot – Friday, December 9, 2011)

Charlie Cecil BRICKHOUSE

Charlie Cecil BRICKHOUSE, 91, of 139 Uncle Graham Road, Grandy, NC, passed away in Tennille, Georgia on Monday, October 26, 2009. Born in Jarvisburg, NC, he was the son of the late Albert BRICKHOUSE and the late Emmaline Eure BRICKHOUSE and was the widower of Mrs. Minerva BRICKHOUSE. Mr. BRICKHOUSE was a veteran, having serving in the United States Coast Guard. He had also worked as a hunting and fishing guide and was a member and deacon at Poplar Branch Baptist Church.  He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Brickhouse FARMER of Tennille, GA; two sons, Tilbert Ray BRICKHOUSE of Knoxville, TN and Gilbert J. BRICKHOUSE of Grandy, NC; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Along with his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Verlin Brickhouse MIDGETT.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 30, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., Poplar Branch Baptist Church, 709 Poplar Branch Road, Grandy, NC with Pastor Tom OLIVER officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday at the funeral home from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm and at other times at the residence of Mr. Gilbert BRICKHOUSE, 388 Grandy Road, Grandy, NC. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the BRICKHOUSE family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Edith Mae Fulcher BRICKHOUSE

Edith Mae Fulcher BRICKHOUSE, 89, of Heritage Care, died July 17, 1993.  A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. today in Poplar Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Grandy, N.C. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 19, 1993; pg. D2)

Edith Pollard BRICKHOUSE
Dec. 16, 1925 - Oct. 2, 2014

MOYOCK - Edith Pollard BRICKHOUSE, 88, of Moyock, NC, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 after a long illness. Born in Clarksville, AR, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary BUCKHANNON. She was also predeceased by her husband, Earl.  Edith is survived by two sons, James and Eric KURTZ; daughter, Joyce GRIMM; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Edith's wishes were to have no funeral service or visitation. There will be a private burial.  (Oman Funeral Home)

Edward Earl  BRICKHOUSE
Nov. 22, 1940 - Aug. 31, 2014

Edward Earl BRICKHOUSE, 73, of Moyock, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014. Born in Norfolk, he was the son of Donna Faye BRICKHOUSE and the late Harry J. BRICKHOUSE and was predeceased by second wife, M. Alice BRICKHOUSE and his son, David Earl BRICKHOUSE. Earl was a Vietnam War Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired from civil service as a shipyard supervisor. Including his mother, Earl is survived by his wife, Edith Pollard BRICKHOUSE; children, Steven W. BRICKHOUSE and wife Terry, Pamela A. RICHARDSON and husband Mike, Janet DeWOLFF and husband Larry, Peggy KEYES and husband Gary, Elizabeth NEWBERN and husband Mike, Donna HUNNINGS and husband John and Alicia LANE; a brother, Sidney R. BRICKHOUSE; sisters, Brenda G. SLACK and Beverly J. STRASER, as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. Rev. Thomas L. MERCER, SR. will officiate. The interment will follow in Moyock Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  (Oman Funeral Home)

Elsie Mae Harper BRICKHOUSE

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.Mrs. Elsie Mae Harper BRICKHOUSE, of Virginia Beach, Va., died March 13. She was a native of Currituck County and was the wife of Wilbert W. BRICKHOUSE. Other survivors include four sons: William RHODES and Larry HARPER of Virginia Beach, Steve RHODES of Broadus, Montana and Linwood HARPER, JR. of Charleston, S.C.; four daughters: Mrs. Linda MAPSTONE, Mrs. Phyllis PARKER and Miss Vicky HARPER of Virginia Beach and Mrs. Cheryl HANSEN of Ida Grove, Iowa; two sisters: Mrs. Juanita BATES of Baltimore, Md. And Mrs. Margaret HEATLEY of Mira Loma, California; and 20 grandchildren. A funeral was held March 17 in Maestas Funeral Home with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. (The Coastland Times – March 22, 1977)

George E. BRICKHOUSE

MOYOCK - Our loving father [George E. BRICKHOUSE] has gone to be with our mother who passed almost a year ago. He is survived by his children; Annie Mae GREEN and Timothy E. BRICKHOUSE. He will be missed and was so loved by all of us his grandchildren; Steven, George, Caleb, Anastacia, and Charlie and his great grandchild CJ. We will miss you and carry you in our hearts.  (The Virginian-Pilot – Monday, December 31, 2012)

Hallie L. BRICKHOUSE

Hallie L. BRICKHOUSE, 82, died March 2, 1995. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Laurel Memorial Gardens. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – March 4, 1995; pg. B5)

Maude Spry BRICKHOUSE
[Submitted by Janet Joyner]

Millissa Alice BRICKHOUSE

MOYOCKMillissa Alice BRICKHOUSE, 60, died Friday, June 5 in her residence. She was born in Windsor and was the daughter of the late Eugene and Martha Carrie Twiddy WILLIAMS and step-daughter of the late O.H. MILLER. She was predeceased by a brother, Roy WILLIAMS. She was a former employee of Belo Supermarket, Anthena's Quick Stop at Northwest and Eagle Supermarket in Moyock. She was a member of the Moyock Baptist Church and the Virginia Edward's Homemakers Club of Currituck. She is survived by her husband, Edward BRICKHOUSE; five daughters: Janet DeWOLFF of Bear, Delaware, Peggy KEYES of Chesapeake, Va., Elizabeth CRUTSINGER of Virginia Beach, Va., Donna HUNNINGS of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and Alicia LANE of Moyock; a step-son, Steven Wayne BRICKHOUSE of Jacksonville Beach, Florida; a step-daughter, Pamela RICHARDSON of Fayetteville, Georgia; two sisters: Jean WHITE of Suffolk, Va. and Shirley PHELPS of Chesapeake; two brothers: Jimmy MILLER and Tommy MILLER, both to Chesapeake; 8 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren. There will be no public viewing. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the chapel at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, Va. by the Rev. Vic RAMSEY. Interment will be in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, June 9, 1998)

Nicholas Ivey BRICKHOUSE

POWELLS POINTNicholas Ivey BRICKHOUSE, 79 of Powells Point, died in Albemarle Hospital on August 20. A native of Currituck County, he was a retired Civil Service aircraft mechanic and had served in the US Army during World War II. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Jarvisburg Church of Christ. He was the son of the late George and Sadie BRICKHOUSE and the widower of Erma Parker BRICKHOUSE. He is survived by one daughter, Bettie DUNCAN of Powells Point; one son, Adrian BRICKHOUSE of Zebulon; and a sister, Pearl THOMPSON so Grandy; also one grandchild. A graveside service was held Monday in New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City with Pastor Jim WINSLOW officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, August 24, 1993; pg. 12A)

Saint Elmo BRICKHOUSE

Saint Elmo BRICKHOUSE, 75, of the 1500 block of Weeksville Road, a retired aircraft mechanic, died March 17, 1992, in a hospital.  Mr. BRICKHOUSE was born in Currituck County and was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Maude Hoffler BRICKHOUSE; two daughters, Jennifer TATUM of Elizabeth City and Patsy KEELER of Derby, Kan.; a brother, Dallas BRICKHOUSE of Elizabeth City; and four grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, by the Rev. Glen GREENWAY. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot - March 19, 1992; pg. D5)

Sybil Gallop BRICKHOUSE

HARBINGER - Sybil Gallop BRICKHOUSE, 89, died Friday, January 31 at Chowan Hospital in Edenton. A native of Currituck County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Murelle GALLOP and Bertie Montague GALLOP and was the widow of Herman Robert BRICKHOUSE. She was a retired private sitter and a member of Powells Point Christian Church. Mrs. BRICKHOUSE is survived by one daughter, Loretta GUARD of Edenton; two sons: Gilbert Ray BRICKHOUSE of Colington and Don Reed BRICKHOUSE of Harbinger; 6 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters: Dorothy OUTLAND and Edith PARKER. A funeral service was held Feb. 3 in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. James R. HUSKINS. Burial followed in Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 4, 2003; pg. 10A)

Bessie Sears BRIGHT

Bessie Sears BRIGHT, 78, formerly of the 1200 block of Myrtle Ave., Chesapeake, died Sept. 9, 1994, in Virginia Beach.  Mrs. BRIGHT was born in Currituck, N.C., a member of Elizabeth River Baptist Church in Chesapeake, WMU, Indian River Senior Citizens Club and the American Association of Retired Persons. She was the widow of Derwood Oscar BRIGHT.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Susan SWAIN of Virginia Beach; a sister, Mrs. Susie TWIFORD of Coinjock, N.C.; grandchildren, Cynthia JENSEN of Virginia Beach and Julian SWAIN, III of Chesapeake; and a great-grandson, Alec JENSEN of Virginia Beach.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Willis Switzer. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park.   (The Virginian-Pilot – September 10, 1994; pg. B2)

Henry BRIGHT

Henry BRIGHT, a retired longshoreman, died March 30, 1992, in his home.  Mr. BRIGHT was born in Indiantown, N.C., and had retired from Norfolk Local 1248. He was a member of Christian Home Baptist Church, Moyock, N.C., and was the widower of Ella Mae BRIGHT.  Survivors include 11 daughters, Joyce FEREBEE, Debra PERKINSON, Joanne KINGSON, Ella BRIGHT, Trina WILSON, Jacquelina LAWRENCE, Lula Faye HAMILTON, Angela HAPPER, Tameka JARVIS, Tamara JARVIS and Carol JARVIS, all of Chesapeake; 11 sons, George L. BRIGHT and Clinton BRIGHT, both of Chesapeake, Jimmy MILLS and Tyrone JARVIS, both of Norfolk, William H. BRIGHT, David L. BRIGHT and Daryle JARVIS, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., Robert BRIGHT of Germany, Henry D. BRIGHT of Washington, D.C., James BROWN of Albany, N.Y., and Robert Wilson of Texas; a sister, Elizabeth BASNIGHT of Chesapeake; a brother, Charlie BRIGHT, JR. of Norfolk; 38 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Christian Home Baptist Church by the Rev. George POWELL. Burial will be in Willow Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesapeake. Fitchett Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – April 3, 1992; pg. D2)

Mary Granberry BRIGHT

Mrs. Mary Granberry BRIGHT, the venerable mother of the late Judge A.D. BRIGHT, died at her home in this city on Wednesday, the 4th inst. at 4:40 p.m. She was in her 92nd year. Funeral services were held at the residence by Rev. C.S. SHOLL of the Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member. She was born in Indian Town, Currituck Co., North Carolina on Feb. 19, 1813 and came to this state early in life. Her maiden name was WILLIAMS. She was 15 years old when she married A.D. BRIGHT. After leaving 2 or 3 years subsequent to their marriage in North Carolina, the couple moved to Tennessee then to Mississippi. There in 1838 or 1839 the husband died, leaving his young wife and two children. Soon after this, Mrs. BRIGHT settled in Brownsville, buying the present BRIGHT homestead where she lived ever since, a period of over 60 years. In 1842 under the preaching of the celebrated Presbyterian evangelist, Rev. Daniel BAKER, she joined the church. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery in Brownsville. (States Graphic (Brownsville, Tennessee – January 6 & 13, 1905)

Thomas Ashville BRIGHT

MOYOCK - Thomas Ashville BRIGHT, 83, son of Thomas James and Mrs. Mary Frances Hutchins BRIGHT, died in a Hertford nursing home Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.  He had been in failing health for a number of years.  A lifelong resident of Moyock, he was a retired farmer.  He was a member of Moyock Baptist Church.  The body was sent to Cox Funeral Home in Norfolk and will be taken to Moyock Baptist Church for a funeral service Friday at 3:30 p.m. by the Rev. L.F. SMITH, pastor.  Burial will be in Moyock Cemetery.  The body will be at the church an hour before the service.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, October 20, 1960)  [Newspaper clipping found in the private collection of Alma O. Roberts and was submitted by Anne Jennings.]  To see a photograph of his tombstone click here.

Tyrone A. BRIGHT

Tyrone A. BRIGHT, 50, died Dec. 24, 1991, in a Hampton hospital.  Mr. BRIGHT was born in Moyock. He had served in the Army for nine years.  Survivors include his wife, Lucille M. BRIGHT; a daughter, Andrea M. BOONE, and a son, Barry C. BRIGHT, both of Portsmouth; two sisters, Bernice REESE of Moyock and Marjorie BRUMSEY of Long Island, N.Y.; two brothers, Herman BRIGHT of Newport News and James BRIGHT of Pomona, Calif.; and five grandchildren.  Services will be private. Pretlow & Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – December 28, 1991; pg. D2)

Earl Everett BRINKLEY

Earl Everett BRINKLEY, 75, of Currituck, died Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Gates County and retired from the Ford Motor Company. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and attended Coinjock Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Otis Robert and Estelle Brinkley BRINKLEY and the widower of Jean Pritchett BRINKLEY. Survivors include a daughter, Coreen BANKS of Hertford; three sons: Earl BRINKLEY of Manteo, Glenn BRINKLEY of Currituck and Clark BRINKLEY of Wilmington; two sisters: Elsie BEST of Chesapeake, Va. and Mary POYNER of Barco; four brothers: Monroe BRINKLEY of Camden, Howard BRINKLEY and Otis BRINKLEY, JR. of Virginia and A.J. BRINKLEY of Daytona, Florida; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. C.H. WELLONS officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, December 18, 1997; pg. 5B)

Jean Pritchett BRINKLEY

CURRITUCK - Jean Pritchett BRINKLEY, 69, of Currituck, died Monday, July 29 at her residence. She was a native of Isle of Wight, England and a retired registered nurse, having worked at the Albemarle Hospital for 25 years and a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret Cawes PRITCHETT and the wife of Earl BRINKLEY, SR. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Coreen BANKS of Hertford; three sons: Earl BRINKLEY, JR. of Manteo, Glenn BRINKLEY of Currituck and Clark BRINKLEY of Wilmington; one sister, Sheila RIEDEILG of England; one brother, Clive PRITCHETT of England; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 30 at 11 a.m. in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jarrett BANKS officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, July 30, 1996; pg. 6A)

Edith Mae Dozier BRINSON

Edith Mae Dozier BRINSON, 81, died Nov. 4, 1995. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery, Harbinger.  (The Virginian-Pilot – November 6, 1995; pg. B5)

Howard Lofton BRINSON, SR.

Howard Lofton BRINSON, SR., 84, died June 1, 1995. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Powell's Point Christian Church Cemetery, Harbinger.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 2, 1995; pg. B4)

Clinton Lee BRISCOE, JR.

MOYOCK - Clinton Lee BRISCOE, JR., 65, of White Oak Drive, died July 12, 2002. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hartley Family Cemetery, New Bern, N.C. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 15, 2002; pg. B7)

Evelyn Harris BRITE

Evelyn Harris BRITE, 72, died Sunday Feb. 18, 1996, in her residence.  She was a native of Poplar Branch, N.C., and was the widow of William L. BRITE SR. She was a member of Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene.  She is survived by a daughter, Betty Lou WALSH; a son, William L. BRITE, JR.; a sister, Penny J. BARNES; and two brothers, Clyde R. HARRIS and Gary W. HARRIS, all of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  (The Virginian-Pilot – February 20, 1996; pg. B4)

George Albert BRITT

GRANDY - George Albert BRITT, 70, of Grandy, died Jan. 2, 2005, at the Albemarle Hospital. Mr. BRITT, a native of South Hampton County, Va., was the son of the late Charlie Albert BRITT and Edith Catherine Raby BRITT and the husband of Annie Ruth BRITT of the residence. He was the retired manager of the Chesapeake Branch of Whitehurst Transport and Paving, a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of American Legion Post No. 288, and a member and deacon of Jarvisburg Church of Christ. Besides his wife, Mr. BRITT is survived by three daughters, Gale Anne DADDONA of Lewes, Del., Bonnie Lou MANASCO of Ringgold, Va., and Lillian Lee CRABTREE of Oak Harbor, Wash.; a sister, Jean ATKINS of Wakefield, Va.; two brothers, Charles Winston BRITT of Wakefield and Johnny Raby BRITT of Smithfield; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a stepson, Robert Deward CARLISLE, JR. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk, with the Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, January 4, 2005)

Lloyd William BRITT, JR.

MOYOCK - Lloyd William BRITT, JR., 57 a former resident of Portsmouth, VA, passed away Thursday September 28, 2006 at his residence in Moyock, N. C. Mr. BRITT was born December 20, 1948 in Portsmouth, VA, and was the son of Helen M. BRITT and the late Lloyd W. BRITT, SR. He was a pipe insulator with the U. S. Government and the private sector, and served with the U. S. Merchant Marines.  Survivors include: his wife Linda Sublett BRITT of Moyock, NC; his mother Helen M. BRITT of Portsmouth, VA; son Kenneth Joseph BRITT of Portsmouth, VA; step-son Bryan SUBLETT of Chesapeake, VA; brothers James C. BRITT of Portsmouth, VA and Jerald BRITT of Guam; sisters Sharon B. CHRISMAN of Chesapeake, VA and Robin B. OLDFIELD and her husband Paul of Portsmouth, VA; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 4:00 PM at Sturtevant Funeral Home, 5201 Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, with Dr. Gene PRIMM officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the funeral home.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, and Sturtevant Funeral Home, 5201 Portsmouth Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA is assisting the Britt family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, October 2, 2006)

Louis Melvin BRITTON, JR.

Mr. Louis Melvin BRITTON, JR., age 59, of Elizabeth City, N.C., died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006 in Elizabeth City. Mr. BRITTON grew up in Jarvisburg, N.C. He was the son of the late Louis Melvin BRITTON, SR. and Velma Sykes BRITTON. Mr. BRITTON was a brick mason and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War who received the Purple Heart. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Monique LASSITER of Philadelphia, Pa.; a son, Jason HUNTER of Hertford, N.C.; a sister, Gloria HARRELL of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Bobby BRITTON of Elizabeth City, N.C.; his step-mother, Edith BRITTON of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Chris LASSITER, Mylao LASSITER, Monette LASSITER and Caden HUNTER, and one on the way. A memorial service will be held at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating. The family will receive friends in the lobby of the funeral home immediately after the service.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Tuesday, January 10, 2006)

Jennie Griggs BROCK

BAILEY - Jennie Griggs BROCK, 86, of Oak Avenue died Oct. 17, 1992.   Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bailey United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery.   A native of Currituck County, she was a former Worthy Matron for the Bailey Eastern Star.  Surviving are daughter, Ann LAMBETH of Greensboro; sons, J. Marshall BROCK, JR., Clayton A. BROCK, both of Bailey; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.  The family will be at Joyner's Funeral Home in Wilson 7-8:30 tonight.  (Greensboro News & Record - October 19, 1992; pg. B5)

Mabel Capps BROCK

Mabel Capps BROCK, born on Knotts Island, N.C. in 1918 to Harry Oliver and Claudia Munden CAPPS, died Friday July 15, 2011. Mrs. BROCK was a graduate of Creeds High School in Princess Anne County and attended Eastern Carolina Teaching College in Greenville, N.C. She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Harold Oliver CAPPS; and her husband of 48 years, Nelson P. BROCK. A prominent figure in Pungo since 1940, Mrs. BROCK was a tireless contributor by work and deed to the community. She and her husband worked side by side for many years in the real estate business. They were benefactors to many organizations within Pungo and the surrounding communities. For 28 years she donated the use of her home, land, and shopping center to the Pungo Strawberry Festival activities. She was mindful of the historic significance of her home in Pungo, the "Louise Luxford House". This was restored along with the schoolhouse by Mr. and Mrs. BROCK. At the death of her husband in 1988, Mrs. BROCK helped to establish and fund the Nelson P. Brock Scholarship through the Pungo Kiwanis Club for deserving students in Pungo. Mrs. BROCK was honored for her many contributions being named an honorary member of the Pungo Kiwanis Club. She was also named honorary "Witch of Pungo" by the Pungo Strawberry Festival. She is survived by her nephew, Allan BROCK, JR., his wife, Laura, and their sons, Wyatt Paige and Davis Marshall BROCK of Virginia Beach; her niece, Sandra Capps ROBERTS, husband, Glenn, of Shawboro, N.C. and her daughters, Marsha R. NEAL and Natalie R. TWIDDY and their children Jason M. NEAL, Heather N. ABRUZZINO, and Thomas Nathan "Nate" TWIDDY; her nephew, Harold Clark CAPPS, SR., wife, Malinda, of Knotts Island, his son, Harold Clark CAPPS, JR., grandson, Kameron Clark CAPPS, and step-son, Grayson HALSTEAD. Other survivors are brother-in-law, Allan BROCK, SR. and wife, Jenell, of Virginia Beach. Mrs. BROCK asked that a very special thank you be extended to Allan BROCK, SR., Allan BROCK, JR., Sandra and Glenn ROBERTS, and their families for the never-ending care over the years. The family also extends their appreciation to Heather HUNTER for her exquisite care of Mabel in the last years of her life. The service will be graveside at Charity United Methodist Church Cemetery on today at 3 p.m. The family invites you to a reception immediately following the service at the Virginia Aviation Museum. Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1801 Baltic Ave, Virginia Beach, Va. is handling the services.  (The Daily Advance - Tuesday, July 19, 2011)

Bertha Brothers BROOKS

Bertha Brothers BROOKS, 90, died Nov. 24, 1993, in her residence.  Mrs. BROOKS was born in Currituck, N.C. She was a member of Grace Baptist Temple in Chesapeake and was the widow of Eugene H. BROOKS.  Survivors include a daughter, Shelby B. DOWNS of Chesapeake; a son, Vernon Frost of Chandler Heights, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel by the Rev. Clark MAHONEY. Burial will be in Blackwater Baptist Church Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot – November 25, 1993; pg. D2)

Robert Millard BROOKS

MOYOCK - Robert Millard BROOKS, 64, of Launch Landing Road, died April 17, 2005, at his residence. He was born in Norfolk to the late Leon Orlando BROOKS and the late Helen Shaw VANCE. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. BROOKS was a retired press operator at The Virginian-Pilot, a musician who loved playing the flute and a craftsman who enjoyed making classical wood flutes and building boats. He was a member of the Pasquotank River Yacht Club and enjoyed sailing. Mr. BROOKS was predeceased by a sister, Gloria Brooks GROVE. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Laura Munden BROOKS; daughter, Katherine Brooks FREED of Virginia Beach; son, Joseph McNeil BROOKS of Virginia Beach; brother, Leon Orlando BROOKS of Canton, Ohio; grandson, Alex McNeil BROOKS; beloved canine companions, Sweetie and Muffin, and the late Penny, his loving canine friend for 15 years. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. with a funeral immediately following.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, April 18, 2005)

Shireen Elaine BROOKS

MIAMI, OK – Shireen Elaine BROOKS died at her home in Miami, Okla., on Tuesday, May 23, 2006. She was 56.  Shireen was born on August 5, 1949. She worked as a Captain’s Secretary for Los Angeles County Sheriff Unit in the Aerobureau out of Long Beach, Calif., before moving to Miami.  Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 26, at First Baptist Church in Miami.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 25, at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home in Miami.  Burial will be in G.A.R. Cemetery [Grand Army of the Republic] in Miami.  (The Times Journal [Jackson, Ohio] - Aug. 1, 2006

William Clinton BROOKS. Sr.

SHAWBORO - William Clinton BROOKS, SR., age 79, of 228 S. Indiantown Road, Shawboro, NC died Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Mr. BROOKS was born in Niles, OH, the son of the late Herbert C. and Ester Casey BROOKS and was the husband of Debbie T. BROOKS. He was retired U.S. Marines serving 30 years and also a Veteran of Vietnam. Mr. BROOKS was a member of the American Legion Post 288 in Coinjock, NC, the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060 in Elizabeth City, NC.  Besides his wife, Mr. BROOKS is survived by three daughters, Kathleen BROOKS of Camden, NC, Dawn HORSFIELD and Michelle QUICK both of Currituck, NC; five sons William C. BROOKS, JR., Jim, John and Mike all living in Wilmington, NC and Matthew BROOKS of Currituck, NC; and brother Herbert G. BROOKS of Canfield, OH; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church, Shawboro, NC by Rev. Charles STEVENS. Military Honors will be performed. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service and other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the BROOKS family.  (Daily Advance - Friday, April 3, 2009)

Gladys Rose BROOME

CHESAPEAKE – Gladys Rose BROOME, 80, of 705 Remington Dr. died 13 July 2009 in her home. Mrs. BROOME born in Norfolk, the daughter of the late Harvey and Mary Payne ROSE. She retired as a Postal Worker of Moyock, NC, with 26 years. She was a member of Moyock Baptist Church, served as a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of APWU, Postal Workers Union.  She is survived by one daughter, Suzanne REED and husband Tim of Dover, Ohio, five sons, John L. BROOME and wife Clara, Daniel W. BROOME, Robert L. BROOME and wife Bonnie, all of Aurora, NC, Roger BROOME and wife Jackie of Massillon, Ohio, and Norman Steve BROOME of Lindendwold, NJ.  In addition to her children she has 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. BROOME was predeceased by her son James W. BROOME of Dover, Ohio, her grandson Logan James BROOME and her husband William L. BROOME.  The family will receive friends and family Thursday at Moyock Baptist Church in Moyock, NC from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Her service will be on Friday, at Moyock Baptist Church at 11:00 am.  Twifords Funeral Home, Chesapeake is handling arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

James W. BROOME

FORMER MOYOCK RESIDENT - James W. BROOME, 53, of Dover, formerly of Moyock, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at his home following a lengthy illness.  A son of Gladys A. (Rose) BROOME and the late William L. BROOME, James was born July 19, 1951 in Norfolk, Va.  Jim is survived by two sons, Joseph BROOME and his fiancee, Jennifer LOCKER of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Nicholas R. BROOME of New Philadelphia; one grandson, Evan J. BROOME; one sister and five brothers.  Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 7 in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory in New Philadelphia.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.  (The Daily Advance - Monday, December 6, 2004)

John Lawrence BROOME
May 20, 1947 - Sept. 25, 2011

CHESAPEAKE - John Lawrence BROOME, 64, died Sept. 25, 2011. Mr. BROOME was born in Norfolk, to the late William L. and Gladys Rose BROOME. He retired from the U.S. Army after 26 years of service. Mr. BROOME was a member of the 187th Assault Helicopter Association and Moyock Baptist Church. He was a family-oriented man and an avid fisherman, who love entertaining and spending time with his grandchildren.  Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Clara BROOME; children, Tina L. PAULSON (Todd) of Monterey, Calif., Kristy L. CHAISSON (Tim) of Tucson, Ariz., Melissa A. JENNINGS (Shawn) of Chesapeake, Jeanette M. D'AMATO-KOONTZ (Donald) of Pensacola, Fla., and Sgt. Michael A. D'AMATO (Michelle) of Fort Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; siblings, Suzanne REED (Tim) of Ohio, Steven BROOME (Lisa) of New Jersey, Roger BROOME (Jackie) of Ohio, Robert BROOME (Bonnie) of North Carolina, and Daniel BROOME of North Carolina; grandchildren, Jared, Grady, Tyler, Anna and Alexander. The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 Battlefield Blvd., S., Chesapeake, today from 7 until 8:30 p.m. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Moyock Baptist Church with the Rev. Vic RAMSEY officiating. Burial will follow in Moyock Cemetery.   (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, September 27, 2011)

Bernice Manning BROTHERS

IN MOYOCK - Mrs. Bernice Manning BROTHERS, 78, of Moyock, died Friday morning at 2:10 o'clock in Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 in Twiford's Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Scott BARBER, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, officiated.  Burial followed in New Hollywood Cemetery.  Mrs. BROTHERS was a native of Washington, N.C., a former resident of Elizabeth City, and for the past three years she had lived in Moyock.  She was a member of the Senior Citizens Club in Elizabeth City, a member of the Sumter Co., S.C. VFW Auxiliary Post 3034.  She was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Mrs. Lena Dudley MANNING and widow of the late William Bryan BROTHERS.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Constance B. WEST of Hagerstown, Md.; two sons: William R. BROTHERS of Moyock and Edward M. BROTHERS of Helena, Montana; one sister, Mrs. Louise Manning PELLA of San Antonio, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post - February 3, 1982)

Elizabeth Bright Blumenstein BROTSCH

Elizabeth “Betty” Bright Blumenstein BROTSCH passed away at Genesys Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Michigan on March 8, 2012 with her daughters at her side.  She was born in Maple, N.C. on August 27, 1935.  She had lived in Virginia Beach, VA, Altamonte Springs, FL, and Fenton, MI.  She was predeceased by her husband Hubert Hans “Robert” BLUMENSTEIN; her parents, Andrew Bryan and Zuma Ballance BRIGHT; and an infant granddaughter, Virginia Rae ALBRIGHT.  She is survived by her children, Marilyn B. CHAPMAN and husband Chris of Kihei, Hawaii, Robin E. BLUMENSTEIN of Fenton, Michigan, Catherine M. BLUMENSTEIN of Fenton, Michigan, Robert Andrew BLUMENSTEIN and wife Janie of Kailua, Hawaii; four grandsons; four granddaughters; three great grandsons; two great grand daughters; a sister Geraldine Bright BUDD and husband Al of Chesapeake, VA; two nephews in Chesapeake, VA; and eleven cousins in NC, VA, MD and TX.  A Memorial Service will be held at Twiford Funeral Home in Elizabeth City, N.C. on March 24, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Joe GRIFFITH, Pastor of Rehoboth Baptist Church, Maple, NC officiating.  Burial will follow in Snowden Cemetery, Maple, NC.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Brotsch family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Beulah Durham BROWN

GRANDY - Beulah Durham BROWN, 79, of 6220 Caratoke Highway, Grandy, N.C., died Sunday morning, April 6, 2008, at home. Mrs. BROWN was born in Westminster, S.C., to the late Jacob Beulah and Mary Elizabeth Caldwell DURHAM. She was a 1949 graduate of Mars Hill College and she retired from the Currituck County Public Schools in 1993. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jerry M. BROWN; three daughters, Sherry RICHARDSON and husband, Bill, of Grandy, Sandy EVANS and husband, Keith, of Grandy, and Billee PAYNE of Moyock, N.C.; four sons, Bud BROWN and wife, Donna, of Grandy, Bobby BROWN and wife, Sue, of Grandy, Larry BROWN and fiancé, Andrea PAXSON, of Grandy, and Jay BROWN and wife, Dorie, of Grandy; and one sister, Ruth MURRAY of Wilmington, N.C. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Ashley RICHARDSON, Becky BROWN, Ward BROWN, Jessica ROFF, Kirstee EVANS, Jeremy BROWN, Lauren PAYNE, Erica PAYNE and Alexandra BROWN; and one great-granddaughter, Danica ROFF. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church Street, Elizabeth City, N.C., by the Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will be at their residence at 6220 Caratoke Highway, Grandy. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is assisting the Brown family.  (The Daily Advance – Wednesday, April 9, 2008)

Blanche Lee BROWN

Blanche Lee BROWN, 80, died Aug. 14, 1993, in Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. BROWN was born in Moyock, N.C. She was a member of Eastminister Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach and was the widow of Amos Wright BROWN.  Survivors include a son, Stanley Lee BROWN of Chesapeake; a sister, Alma Lee BROWN of Norfolk; and a nephew, George S. BROWN, JR. of Norfolk.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eastminister Presbyterian Church.  (The Virginian-Pilot – August 15, 1993; pg. B2)

Clara Edith Brothers BROWN

CHESAPEAKE - Clara Edith Brothers BROWN, 94, died June 8, 1988 in a nursing home.  Mrs. BROWN was a native of Moyock, NC and was the widow of Joseph C. BROWN.  She was a Methodist.  Survivors Include eight daughters Evelyn MASSIE of Hampton, Va.., Marion ABRAMS and Pansy BEALE both of Chesapeake, Ann WILKINS and Joan MOORE, both of Virginia Beach, Shirley TYNAN of Philadelphia, Betty M. CLARK of Georgia and Gloria SANDIFER of Norfolk; three sons, Joseph E. and Billy both of Norfolk and Marshall T. BROWN of Chesapeake, 32 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 3pm Saturday in Gay & Oman Funeral  Home, Francis J. Gay Chapel, South Norfolk.  Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk.  Friends may join the family from 7:30 to 8:30 pm today in the funeral home.  She was daughter of Thomas D. BROTHERS and Conslonia MANSFIELD of Moyock, NC.  (The Virginian-Pilot)

Clinton Welton BROWN

Clinton Welton "Hob" BROWN, 72, died Nov. 17, 2002. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Jarvisburg, N.C. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – November 20, 2002; pg. B9)

Donna Newby BROWN

MANTEO - Donna Newby BROWN, 75, of Manteo, died in Sentara Barco Nursing Home Monday, September 20, 2004.  The body has been cremated and no services are planned at the present.  Twiford Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance - September 22, 2004)

Franklin Delano BROWN, SR.

KNOTTS ISLAND - Franklin Delano "Papaw" BROWN, SR., 68, of Osprey Drive, passed away Jan. 15, 2005, in the Hampton VA Medical Center with his loving wife and family at his side. He was truly a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather. Born July 28, 1936, in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of the late Andrew C. and Tynie Evans BROWN. Mr. BROWN was the twelfth of 15 children. He worked for the Illinois Central railroad in Memphis, Tenn., as a switchman for more than 16 years. He retired as a plant manager from M&G Electronics in Virginia Beach. He was a member of London Bridge Baptist Church and was an ordained deacon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served his country proudly during the Korean War. He truly loved Southern gospel music and was a true enthusiast of the Gaither Trio. He enjoyed woodworking and working in his garden. He also was an avid fisherman, however, his number one hobby was his grandchildren and his love for them Left to cherish many happy memories are his loving wife of more than 51 years, Sue BROWN; two daughters, Vikki PONACK and husband Eddie of Virginia Beach and Donna LaROCCO and husband John of Suffolk; a son, Franklin D. BROWN, JR. of Knotts Island; three grandchildren who were truly the apples of his eye, Tim and Amanda PONACK and Christopher LaROCCO; a sister, Clara "Sissy" HAYNES of Memphis, Tenn.; six brothers, Jerry BROWN of Brighton, Tenn., Spencer G. "Shag" BROWN of Moscow, Tenn., Frederick J. "Buck" BROWN of Red Bank, Miss., Tommy BROWN of Munford, Tenn., Jimmy BROWN of Bartlett, Tenn., and William C. "Sonny" BROWN of Memphis. A funeral with military honors will be conducted Monday at 3 p.m. in the Bennetts Creek Chapel of Sturtevant Funeral Home in Suffolk, by the Rev. Dick BRANSON.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, January 16, 2005)

Harold Gordon BROWN

Harold Gordon BROWN, 75, husband of Hilda Muriel Walton BROWN, resident of Lee Street in Jarvisburg, NC, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Born in Duplin County, NC, he was the son of the late Liston Gordon BROWN and the late Bertha Rhodes BROWN. Mr. BROWN attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Grandy and was a past member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, VA. He was a member of North Landing Hunt Club in Va Beach for over 28 years and had previously served as Hunt Master. Mr. BROWN will be remembered as a hard worker that took pride in his job as a carpenter, working on numerous projects including roofs, bridges, and home building.  He also loved to spend time fishing with his son and grandson.  He will be deeply missed. In addition to his wife of 55 years, Hilda Muriel Walton BROWN, he is survived by his son, Barry Harold BROWN of Jarvisburg, NC, his daughter, Suzan M. CARROLL and husband Lex of Enfield, NC, sisters Betty Jo HORNE, Edna “Bunny” COTTLE, and a brother, Jerry Mack BROWN, all of Beaulaville, NC, and three grandchildren, Bonnie Melissa BROWN, Laura Christina BROWN, and Lex Ivan CARROLL, JR. The Funeral will be held at 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Grandy, NC with Rev. J. Scott FINICUM officiating. The family will receive friends for a brief time of viewing and visitation from 12:00 – 12:30, just prior to the service. Interment will immediately follow the service at the Poplar Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Ronnie MIDGETT. Following the interment, there will be a time of reception and fellowship at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Grandy.Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jerry Leonhuser BROWN

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Jerry Leonhuser BROWN, 58, died in Albemarle Hospital Saturday at 6:50 p.m. after an illness of nine weeks.  He was a widely known Currituck County farmer.  He was a native of Camden County and had lived in Currituck County for the last 47 years.  He was the son of the late James Ferebee BROWN and Mrs. Louisa L. BROWN.  He was a member and deacon of Poplar Branch Church and a member of Masonic Lodge 463 of Currituck.  He was on the ASC committee in the county.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Olah M. BROWN, and three sons, Ray E. BROWN, Jerry M. BROWN, and James D. BROWN, all of Grandy; one brother, James F. BROWN of Princeton, W. Va.; and 1o grandchildren.  The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot and The Portsmouth Star - Sunday, February 21, 1960)  [Newspaper clipping from the private collection of Alma O. Roberts and submitted by Anne Jennings.]

John Marshall BROWN, JR.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. John Marshall BROWN, JR., 70, died Jan. 28 at Bayside Hospital. Mr. BROWN was the husband of Lucrestia Case BROWN of the home. Other survivors include a son, Julian Case BROWN of Virginia Beach; four sisters: Delores WILLIAMS, Elenora SIMPSON, and Sarah MEEKINS, all of Powells Point, and Mary Ann GALLOP of Norfolk; two brothers: Clinton and Clifton BROWN, both of Powells Point; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Jarvisburg with burial in the church cemetery. Robinson and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, February 1, 1994; pg. 10A)

Lucrestia C. BROWN

BARCO - Lucrestia C. BROWN of the 700 block of Forbes Road, died Feb. 3, 2000. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Jarvisburg. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – February 5, 2000; pg. B7)

Madeline Bateman Evans BROWN

SUMTER, S.C. Mrs. Madeline B. Evans BROWN, 88, died Saturday, March 18 in the Eastern Star Home in Sumter. Born in Poplar Branch, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin B. and Martha Ann Owens BATEMAN. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a member of the Sumter Chapter #188 Order of Eastern Star where she held several positions for a number of years. She graduated from W.T. Griggs High School in Poplar Branch and East Carolina Teacher's College in Greenville. She taught in the public schools in NC for a few years and worked in the U.S. Post Office in Grandy for a number of years. She was twice married, first to the late Orion C.[Carlton] EVANS, then later to the late James F. [Ferebee] BROWN, JR.. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy E. ELLIOTT (Mrs. D.P. ELLIOTT, JR. ) of Rimini, S.C.; a son, Carlton R. EVANS of Panama City, Fla.; a step-daughter, Joyce B. POOLER of New Port Richey, Fla.; a sister, Mildred B. GARRINGTON of Sumter; a granddaughter, 3 grandsons, 2 step-granddaughters, 2 step-grandsons, 3 great grandchildren, a number of step-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Louisa B. SUMMA; a sister, Fannie B. CORBELL, and a brother, Benjamin Otto BATEMAN. Funeral services were held Monday in the First Baptist Church of Sumter. A local service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City. Interment will be in the Poplar Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, March 21, 1995)

Maggie Saunders Mercer BROWN

Maggie Estelle BROWN, 101, of 1607 Currituck Hwy, Moyock, died at her residence on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Maggie Estelle BROWN was born May 2, 1911 to the late Harry and Maggie SAUNDERS. She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Charlie Wesley MERCER for 25 years and later married Joseph BROWN until God called him home. She leaves to cherish her memories one son, Wesley Leon MERCER (Janie) of Moyock; a very special niece, Slyvia CHESSON-JACKSON (James) of Boston, Mass.; two granddaughters, Monika MERCER-SAHNOW (Aaron), and Keyana MERCER, both of Lakewood, Wash.; one great-grandson, Jaydon SAHNOW of Lakewood, Wash.; and a host of nieces; nephews; and Maggie Mae and son, Jermaine LEE, both of the home.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at New Providence Baptist Church, 876 East Ridge Road, Shawboro. Rev. Tyrone SMITH as Pastor will officiate and deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in the New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Walson Funeral Home, 723 Parsonage Street, Elizabeth City. The family and friends will be received at the residence of the deceased. Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance - March 22, 2013)

Minnie Caffee BROWN

Minnie Caffee BROWN, 80, a retired clerk, died Feb. 18, 1991, in a hospital.  Mrs. BROWN, a native of Knotts Island, N.C., had retired from Peoples Drug Stores after 20 years. She was the widow of John T. BROWN and was a member of Virginia Beach United Methodist Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Marjorie WISE of Cumberland, Va., and Betty GLISSON of Palatka, Fla.; three sons, Edgar T. BROWN, Ellis E. BROWN and Floyd BROWN.  (The Virginian-Pilot – February 20, 1991; pg. D2)

Mrs. Pearl Jenning[s] BROWN

Mrs. Pearl Jenning[s] BROWN, 52, wife of James Ferebee BROWN, former resident of the Norfolk area, died yesterday at 2:10 p.m. at Princeton, W. Va. where she had resided the past two years.  A native of Currituck County, N.C., she was a daughter of Mrs. Mattie Williams JENNING[S] and the late Rufus JENNING[S].  She had lived in Norfolk most of her life.  Her husband is active in Masonry and an instructor for schooling of Doric Lodge 44, A.F. & A.M.  Besides her mother and husband, surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carnan SUMME of New York City, and Mrs. Lee GUIDRY of Indiana; two half-brothers, Oscar SEARS, Norfolk, and Carroll SEARS of Baltimore, and three half-sisters, Mrs. Dennis IVEY of Coinjock, Mrs. Willie IVEY of Hickory, and Miss Julia SEARS of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and two grandchildren.  The body will be brought to the Sykes Funeral Home, Berkley.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Berkley Avenue Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park.  (Newspaper clipping from the private collection of Alma O. Roberts and submitted by Anne Jennings.  A date of Mar.? 5, 1954 had been written on the clipping.)

Rita Norene BROWN

JARVISBURG - Rita Norene BROWN, 87, of Jarvisburg Rd., died on Sunday, January 15 at a local hospital.  Born in West Virginia, she was a retired bookkeeper for Cain Electronics Company.  Mrs. BROWN was the widow of Maynard Wilbert BROWN and is survived by two daughters: Sue BOGUE of Jarvisburg and Betty CUMMING of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, Robert MANN and wife Patricia of Norfolk; five grandchildren: David BOGUE and wife Robin, Kevin BOGUE and wife Tina, Angela ZABKO and husband Jeremie, Gregory GOULD and wife Amy, and Steven CUMMING; and twelve great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Kay BROWN.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 19, 2006; pg. 12A)

Sweetie Simmons BROWN

JARVISBURG Sweetie Simmons BROWN, 86, died June 23 in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth GALLOP of Jarvisburg; 1 grandchild and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Piney Grove Disciple Church of Christ in Harbinger. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Robinson and Son Funeral Home in Elizabeth City was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, June 28, 1994; pg. 5A)

Verneica Veray BROWN

POWELLS POINTVernecia Veray BROWN, 14, died October 9 in a Greenville hospital. She was born in Elizabeth City. Survivors include her parents: Phyllis and Wilbur BROWN of Powells Point; a brother, Milton BANKS of Manteo; a paternal grandmother, Delois BROWN of Powells Point; and a great-grandmother, Ada SPENCE of Manteo. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Corinth Baptist Church by the Rev. Ron HOOD. Burial was in the church cemetery. Robinson & Son Funeral Home in Elizabeth City handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, October 15, 1992)

Willie Earl BROWN

POWELLS POINT Willie Earl "Joe Lewis" BROWN, 58, died July 8 in his home. Survivors include four step-daughters: Martha HEDGEBETH of Jarvisburg, Sarah FEREBEE of Brooklyn, N.Y., Nancy FEREBEE and Shirley JOHNSON, both of Norfolk, Va.; a step-son, Nathan FEREBEE of Powells Point; three sisters [four named]: Elnora SIMPSON, Delores LINDSEY, and Sarah MEEKINS, all of Powells Point; Mary Ann GALLOP of Norfolk; and three brothers: Clifton BROWN, John Marshall BROWN, and Clinton BROWN, all of Powells Point. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Jarvisburg with burial to be in the church cemetery. Stallings Funeral Home is in charge.  (The Coastland Times – July 11, 1991)

Archie BROWNING

Archie BROWNING, 57, of 134 Holly Crest Drive, Grandy, NC died Friday, January 14, 2011 at his residence.  A native of West Hamlin, WV, he was the son of the late Wade and Vina Ramey BROWNING.  He was a sales associate for Family Dollar and a Baptist.  Mr. BROWNING is survived by two daughters, Rebecca BROWNING and Misty Browning-MARTIN and husband David all of Grandy, NC; four sisters, Zola DANIELS and Fannie HAL of WV, Marinda HURLEY of KY, and Flossie OWSLEY of OH; five brothers, Les BROWNING, George BROWNING, Danny BROWNING, Denzil BROWNING, and Donald BROWNING all of WV; and three grandchildren, Terrence, Savannah, and Isabella.  He was predeceased by a sister, Elsie Mae BROWNING a brother, Luther BROWNING.  A memorial service will be Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Poplar Branch Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends at the residence of the daughter, 105 Trout Court, Grandy, NC.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Browning family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Donna Marie Walters BROWNING

MOYOCK - Donna Marie BROWNING, 68, passed away on July 4, 2005 . She was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to Ernest and Rheda WALTERS.
Mrs. BROWNING is survived by her husband, Peter Anthony BROWNING; daughters, Michele BOYD and husband Tommy of Elizabeth City; Jacqueline ROWE and husband Dick of Chesapeake; son Eric Anthony BROWNING and wife Tammy of Harrisonburg, VA; mother, Rheda WALTERS and six grandchildren, Jason, Daniel, and Sarah BOYD; Christina ROWE; Erika BROWNING and Kyle BRADFIELD. She is predeceased by her father, Ernest WALTERS and her brother Dean WALTERS.  Services will be held Friday, July 8 at 11 am at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake followed by burial at Moyock Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the
funeral home on Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.  (The Daily Advance - Wednesday, July 6, 2005)

Myrtle Jane BROWNING

Myrtle Jane BROWNING, 88, a homemaker, died Feb. 27, 1993, in Currituck County, N.C. She was born in Bluefield, W.Va.  Survivors include four daughters, Janie WALKER of Poplar Branch, N.C., Shirley HEATH of Norfolk, Nancy KING of Fort Pierce, Fla. and Evelyn HARRINGTON of Virginia Beach; three sons, James KIRBY of Corpus Christi, Texas, David KIRBY of Norfolk and Ralph KIRBY of Houston, Texas; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Riverside Memorial Park by the Rev. Fritz STEGEMANN. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot – March 1, 1993; pg. D2)

Bessanna Spence BRUMLEY

VIRGINIA BEACH - Bessanna Spence BRUMLEY, 81, passed away Oct. 23, 2005.  She was the daughter of the late Charlie H. and Nettie B. SPENCE of Princess Anne County.  Bessanna grew up on the family farm spending most of her time learning to crochet, knit and sew -- talents passed down by her mother.  Her creations will be cherished by many as she enjoyed sharing her work with family and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Edgar Wright BRUMLEY.  She is survived by three daughters, Dina McCLANAN and husband Wayne of Currituck, N.C., Rebecca SALMONS of Knotts Island, N.C., Pamela CROSSON and husband Max of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Dan SPENCE of Virginia Beach and Hunter SPENCE of Hamden, Conn.; three grandchildren, Neil McCLANAN and wife Amy of Moyock, N.C., Laura Ashley SALMONS of Knotts Island, Kelsey Jo CROSSON of Virginia Beach; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 691 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, with the Rev. Chuck MOSELEY officiating.  The family will receive friends at  the residence Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.   (The Virginian-Pilot – October 25, 2005; pg. B6)

Edgar Wright BRUMLEY

Edgar Wright BRUMLEY, 80, passed away suddenly April 20, 2003.  He was the son of the late Edgar Wright BRUMLEY, SR. and Minnie BRUMLEY of Knotts Island, N.C. where he grew up spending many hours on Knotts Island Bay enjoying hunting, fishing and boating. Ed was a true waterman leaving memories that will be shared for years to come.  He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Bessanna Spence BRUMLEY; three daughters, Dina McCLANAN and husband Wayne of Currituck, N.C., Rebecca SALMONS and Pamela CROSSON and husband Max, all of Virginia Beach; a brother, Paul BRUMLEY and wife Judy of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Neil McCLANAN of Moyock, N.C., Laura Ashley SALMONS and Kelsey Jo CROSSON both of Virginia Beach.  Ed was a father figure and friend to many nieces and nephews whom he deeply loved.  He is predeceased by three sisters, Nita DIXON, Adell FENTRESS and Ruth ETHERIDGE.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 691 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, with the Rev. Chuck MOSELEY and the Rev. Frank HUGHES officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot – April 2003)

Alice Snowden BRUMSEY

Mrs. Alice Snowden BRUMSEY, 63, a native and lifelong resident of Currituck, died in a Norfolk Hospital Saturday morning at 10:10 o'clock following an illness of one year.  She was the daughter of the late William Henry and Annie Ellen Forbes SNOWDEN.  She was a former teacher in the Currituck County schools and county accountant for Currituck County.  She was a member of the Rehoboth Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, three sisters: Mrs. O.L. HALL of Currituck, Mrs. H.E. HETTRICK of Elizabeth City, and Mrs. W.B. LINDSEY of South Norfolk; three brothers: Blanton SNOWDEN and William Henry SNOWDEN, both of Currituck, and Isaac Lawrence SNOWDEN of Norfolk, Va.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Rehoboth Baptist Church, Maple, N.C. by the Rev. Mark ALEXANDER, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. R.N. KNIGHT, pastor of Pilmore Memorial Methodist Church of Currituck.  Burial will follow in the family plot at Currituck.  (Unknown newspaper dated Sunday, June 13, 1954.  Obituary kindly submitted by Anne Jennings.)

Barbara Barrow BRUMSEY

Barbara Barrow BRUMSEY, 41, died Sept. 9, 1996. A funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Pilgrim Journey A.M.E. Zion Church, Moyock. Robinson & Son Funeral Home is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 12, 1996; pg. B7)

Carl BRUMSEY

Carl BRUMSEY, 58, died in the Albemarle Hospital at 2:32 Wednesday morning following an illness since November 1953.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Currituck County and lived at Sligo.  He was the son of the late William and Henretta Brooks BRUMSEY.  He was a former employee of the Production Credit Association, a prominent farmer of Currituck County.  He was the president of Farm Bureau of Currituck County.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tommie Gregory BRUMSEY; one daughter, Mrs. Millard SMITH, both of Sligo; one sister, Miss Elizabeth BRUMSEY of Currituck; four brothers: Frank, Tom, and William Jr., all of Currituck, and Joe BRUMSEY of Norfolk, Va.; one grandson, Carl Emory SMITH of Sligo; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 at Pilmore Memorial Methodist Church in Currituck by the Rev. R.N. KNIGHT, pastor.  The body will lie in state on hour before services.  Burial will follow in Moyock Memorial Cemetery.  (Unknown newspaper - April 1954)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Anne Jennings NOTE:  See a photo of his tombstone here.

Edward A. BRUMSEY, SR.

IN CURRITUCK - E.A. BRUMSEY, SR., 67, died Thursday morning at his residence after a short illness.  He was a native and life-long resident of Currituck County.  He worked as a farmer and logger and was a member of the Rehoboth Baptist Church and the Farm Bureau.  Funeral services were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Rand STALLINGS.  Burial followed in the Brumsey Family Cemetery in Currituck, N.C.  He was the son of the late Julius Llewellyn and Mrs. Sarah Susan Dozier BRUMSEY and husband of Mrs. Evelyn Land BRUMSEY of the home.  Besides his widow, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nancy WACHERBARTH of Austin, Texas; two sons: John BRUMSEY of Currituck and Edward BRUMSEY, JR. of Moyock; a sister, Mary SANDERLIN of Norfolk; and a grandchild.  (The Southern Post - November 24, 1982; pg. 13)

Ida Marie White BRUMSEY

Ida Marie White BRUMSEY, 68, of 1591 Caratoke Hwy., Moyock, N.C., died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital, Norfolk, Va. Funeral services will be held at Samuels Chapel Pentacostal Holiness Church, Moyock, N.C., Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Bishop Little Joe POWELL, JR. officiating. Viewing will be held today at the church from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home of the deceased. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. BRUMSEY was the daughter of the late Atlas P. WHITE and Mable S. GODWIN and was the wife of the late James A. BRUMSEY, SR. Survivors include four daughters, Marita A. POWELL and husband, Ronald, of Moyock, N.C., Gloria BENNETT of Southhampton, Long Island, N.Y., Phyliss MORRIS and husband, William, of Riverhead Long Island, N.Y. and Tabitha GILES of Barco, N.C.; two sons, James A. BRUMSEY of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Michael A. BRUMSEY, SR. of Eatown, N.J.; and eight grandchildren.  (Daily Advance - August, 22, 2008)

 James BRUMSEY, Jr.

[James Calvin Brumsey, Jr. was born June 25, 1916 and died May 5, 1932.  This obituary was pasted to the back cover of the James Calvin Brumsey, Sr. Bible]

Joe Brooks BRUMSEY

Joe Brooks BRUMSEY, 96, beloved father, grandfather, uncle and friend, died Oct. 7, 1996, in an Elizabeth City nursing home.  Mr. BRUMSEY was born Sept. 1, 1900, in Corolla and was the son of the late William and Henriette Brooks BRUMSEY. He was married to Susie Ferrell BRUMSEY for 62 years until her death in 1985. Mr. BRUMSEY was also predeceased by his brothers, Frank, Tom, Carl, William BRUMSEY, II, and his sister, Elizabeth BRUMSEY. He graduated from Knapp School and attended North Carolina State College with his longtime family friend ``Tully'' B. WILLIAMS in 1919.  Mr. BRUMSEY had retired from Southland Insurance Co. after 28 years of service. For several years, later on, he listed taxes for the county and was appointed as county civil defense director, a position he held for 20 years. Other memberships include the Philmoor United Methodist Church, Currituck, Currituck Game Commission, Coinjock Masonic Lodge, York Rite Bodies and Sudan Shrine Temple, New Bern.  After his retirement, Mr. BRUMSEY, known to many as ``Uncle Joe,'' spent the remainder of his life on the Currituck Sound, setting his nets and crab pots until he was 83 years old.  Survivors include his daughter, Virginia Jo HORN, and her husband, Dick, of Currituck; his two grandchildren, Mike and Susanne HORN, and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service with Masonic rites will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Hampton Cemetery, Church's Island. There will a viewing one hour prior to the service at graveside. The family will be in Mr. BRUMSEY's home. Oman Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – October 9, 1996; pg. B4)

Paul White BRUMSEY

Paul White BRUMSEY - Age 87 of Long Beach, CA died on September 24, 2009 after a long and pleasant life. He was a native of Corolla, North Carolina and has lived in Long Beach, CA for over 50 years. A World War II United States Navy Veteran having served aboard the USS CEBU in the Pacific Theater including the Philippine Islands, Okinawa and Japan as a Navy Medic. After World War II, he attended Colorado State University at Fort Collins, Colorado; Columbia University in New York; and the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated with two degrees in 1951. He was a member of the University of Cincinnati Golden Bearcat Club. He was employed by Boeing and worked in the Space Program until his retirement. After having served in the United States Naval medical profession and understanding the need for cadaver donation, he decided to donate his cadaver to the University of California, Irvine Medical School for research.  (Written and kindly submitted by Elizabeth Vozella, Esq.)

Sophia Tillett BRUMSEY

BARCOSophia Tillett BRUMSEY, 86, died June 11 at a Barco nursing facility. She was born in Wanchese, daughter of the late Woodsey and Arletta Daniels TILLETT. She was the widow of Howard Gilman BRUMSEY. She was a homemaker, a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese and the Order of the Eastern Star Coinjock Lodge #218. She is survived by two sisters: Iva "Bill" OWENS and Shawnee BROTHERS, both of Wanchese; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. at the Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Elmo DANIELS and the Rev. Ken DAVENPORT officiating. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City. The body will be at Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City on Thursday, June 13, and at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Friday, June 14. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, June 13, 1996; pg. 8A)

Sybil Russell BRUMSEY

[This clipping came from a scrapbook belonging to the late Lillian Owens Forbes, and the copy is provided by her daughter, Phyllis Raye Forbes.  More than likely this obituary appeared in the Virginian-Pilot.]

Tommie Gregory BRUMSEY

Tommie Gregory BRUMSEY, 88, of Route 2, a retired schoolteacher and principal, died May 28, 1990, in her home.  Mrs. BRUMSEY, a native of Decherd, Tenn., had been principal of Currituck County Elementary School and had retired from the Currituck County public schools after 43 years. She was the widow of Carl BRUMSEY and a member of the Pilmoor United Methodist Church.  Survivors include a daughter, Barbara SMITH of Currituck; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Jerry JACKSON. Burial will be in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. Friends may join the family at the residence. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - May 29, 1990; pg. D2)  [see another article on Mrs. Brumsey here]

William Edward BRUMSEY

CURRITUCK NATIVE - William Edward BRUMSEY, 60, of Roxbury, Mass., died at home July 1, 2004.  A memorial will be held at Weeping Mary Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, Sunday at 2 p.m.  The funeral home in charge of arrangements is Walson Funeral Service of Elizabeth City.  (Dailey Advance - Sunday, August 29, 2004)

Eli Thomas BRYANT

SHAWBORO - Eli Thomas BRYANT, 10 weeks, of Bull Yard Road, died Jan. 26, 2002. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Bull Yard Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – January 28, 2002)

Eugene C. BRYANT

Eugene C. BRYANT, 62, died Feb. 21, 1994, in Moyock.  Mr. BRYANT was born in South Norfolk, Va., and was a member of Chesapeake First Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was retired from body shop quality control at the Ford Plant after 33 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Juanita J. BRYANT; one daughter, Sharon B. MOODY and son-in-law, Robert M. MOODY, JR. of Chesapeake; one son, John E. BRYANT and daughter-in-law, Melinda M. BRYANT of Moyock; one brother, Bud CASTELLOW of Chesapeake; and three grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Wayne SAWYER. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  (The Virginian-Pilot – February 22, 1994; pg. D2)

Linda Bland BRYANT

MOYOCK - Linda Bland BRYANT, 75, of the 100 block of Holly Drive, died April 11, 2002. No services are planned at this time. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – April 12, 2002; pg. B9)

Raymond BRYANT, JR.

Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Raymond BRYANT, JR. passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001 in his home in Currituck, N.C.  He was born in Richmond, Va., on April 23, 1930, to Raymond BRYANT, SR. and Bernice May BRYANT. His childhood was spent in Moseley, Va. Later, having moved back to Richmond, he graduated from John Marshall High School where he completed the ROTC program. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and served 24 years. Mr. Bryant began flying light airplanes at age 15. Flying was his passion throughout his life and he was a corporate pilot and flight instructor.  Mr. BRYANT is survived by his children, Linda Smith, Susan Russell, Karen Crisp, Paula McGowan, Wanda BRYANT and Donald BRYANT; his former wife, Polly Armstrong BRYANT; his brother, Michael L. BRYANT; as well as 14 grandchildren.  His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Home's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Road, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hermon Baptist Church with interment following in the church cemetery, Moseley, Va.  (The Virginian-Pilot – December 9, 2001; pg. B7)

Helen BUCK

MOYOCK - Helen BUCK, 66, of the 100 block of Brumsey Landing Drive, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at her residence. Born in Passiac, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Charles Gerhardt DOST and the late Evelyn Viola Weiler DOST.  Helen was retired from civil service. She enjoyed gardening, crafting, genealogy, and spending time with family. Helen is survived by her daughters, Tani Fawn CORNELIUS (husband Al) of Virginia Beach, and Raven Dawn HUPRICH (husband Dave) of Strasburg, Ohio; a son, Stephen Troy BUCK (wife Lynn) of Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Charlotte Elizabeth LaGRONE (husband Ray) of Port Angeles, Wash.; a brother, Edwin DOST of Washington; and eight grandchildren. In accordance with her wishes, Helen will be cremated. The family will receive friends at the residence Monday, Jan. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Helen will be buried in Bremerton, Wash.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel of Elizabeth City, is assisting the Buck family.  (The Virginian-Pilot – Friday, December 31, 2010)

Betty Carter BUNCH

COINJOCKBetty C. BUNCH, 63, of Coinjock, died Friday morning in Albemarle Hospital. She was a retired Civil Service worker with the U.S. Coast Guard where she was an accounting technician. She was a member of Coinjock Baptist Church and was the daughter of the late Charles William and ___ Barco CARTER. Graveside services will be conducted in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery on Sunday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles WELLONS officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City has charge. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, August 15, 1993; pg. 10A) [This obit was very hard to read.]

Elbert C. BUNCH

IN ELIZABETH CITY - Elbert C. BUNCH, 78, of 501 Church Street, died July 13th at 11L20 a.m. in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.  He was a native of Currituck and lived in Elizabeth City most of his life.  He was retired from the Fairfax County Virginia School System, a member of the First Christian Church and served in the U.S. Army.  Funeral services were held July 16th at 2:30 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. W.E. ROBERTS, pastor of the First Christian Church.  Burial followed in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  He was the son of the late Walter and Mrs. Zenith Simpson BUNCH and husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Bateman BUNCH of the home.  Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Geneva HERBERT of Forrestville, Md. and Mrs. Florine SOPER of Demi, California; one son, Sgt. Ray BUNCH, US Air Force stationed in Charles, S.C.; one sister, Bertha PERRY of Moyock; three brothers: Gurney BUNCH of Plymouth, Johnnie BUNCH of Sacramento, California, and Talmadge L. SPEIGHT of Currituck; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post - July 20, 1983; pg. 4)

Glenn Ervin BUNCH

Glenn Ervin BUNCH, 84, of Baltimore, Md., died Sunday, May 27, 2007, in a Baltimore hospital. Born in Poplar Branch, N.C., he was the son of the late Jerry and Jennie BUNCH. Glenn graduated from the Peabody Conservatory, received his master's degree from Johns Hopkins University, and was music director at WMAR TV in Baltimore in the 1950s.  He retired after 30 years of teaching in Baltimore Public Schools and was the organist and pianist at Immanuel Episcopal Church for many years. He is survived by two sisters, Olive BUTT of Aydlett, N.C., and Janice OWENS, of Harbinger, N.C.; and two brothers, Larry BUNCH, of Barco, N.C., and Gerald BUNCH, of Greenville, N.C. He was predeceased by three brothers: Jerry BUNCH, JR., Norvell BUNCH and Levie BUNCH, SR. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Sharon United Methodist Church in Poplar Branch.  (The Daily Advance - June 10, 2007)

Larry O'Neal BUNCH

Larry O’Neal BUNCH, 78 of 3907 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC died Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Sentara Barco Nursing Home.  Born in Poplar Branch, he was the son of the late Jerry Judson BUNCH and Jennie O’Neal BUNCH.  He was a member of Sharon Untied Methodist Church.  His friends and family especially enjoyed his piano playing and artwork.  He is survived by two sisters, Olive B. BUTT of Aydlett, NC and Janice B. OWENS and husband Dean of Harbinger, NC; one brother, Gerald BUNCH of Greenville, NC; and several nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by four brothers, Glenn BUNCH, Jerry BUNCH, JR., Norvell BUNCH, and Levie BUNCH.  A funeral service will be Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with his nephew Jerry OWENS officiating.  Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the lobby of the funeral home and at other times at the residence of his sister, Olive BUTT, 126 Bunch Road, Aydlett, NC.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Bunch family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Levie C. BUNCH, SR.

AYDLETTLevie C. BUNCH, SR., 69, of Aydlett, died at his residence on Tuesday, August 12. A native of Currituck County, he was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and retired owner and operator of Bunch's Self Service in Poplar Branch. He was the son of the late Jerry J. and Jennie O'Neal BUNCH and is survived by a daughter, Melodie MARSHALL of Aydlett; a son, Levie BUNCH, JR. of Aydlett; two sisters: Olive BUTT of Aydlett and Janice OWENS of Harbinger; four brothers: Norvell BUNCH of Aydlett, Gerald BUNCH of Poplar Branch, Glenn BUNCH of Baltimore and Larry BUNCH of Barco; 3 grandchildren: Sandi ROBERTS, Laurie WILSON and David MARTIN; 2 great-grandchildren: Curtis and Megan ROBERTS. Funeral services were Thursday at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bobby ROADCAP officiating. Burial was in New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, August 17, 1997; pg. 5A)

Norvell Stanley BUNCH, JR.

AYDLETT Norvell Stanley BUNCH, JR., a fireman in the Coast Guard and a native of Norfolk, died January 19 in Panama City, Florida. He was a son of Norvell S. BUNCH, SR. of Kitty Hawk and Mrs. Audrey Owens BUNCH of Aydlett. Other survivors include two sisters: Mrs. Jane ORR of Richmond and Mrs. Anne HUTCHINS of Virginia Beach; and paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry BUNCH of Aydlett. A funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City by the Rev. Wayne DAVIS. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery. (The Coastland Times – February 9, 1977)

 Otis Talmadge BUNCH

CURRITUCK - Otis Talmadge BUNCH, 73, of 3396 Caratoke Highway, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012 in his home where he was surrounded by his family.  Mr. BUNCH was born in the Hobbsville community of Gates County, N.C. and was the son of the late Joseph Haywood and Inez Copeland BUNCH. Working with the Pepsi Cola Corp. for 16 years, he later owned and managed a motel in Nags Head, and in the last several years owned Maple Trucking, working out of Vulcan in Norfolk, Va. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Sandy Cross Baptist Church in Hobbsville, the Great Bridge, Va. Masonic Lodge #257 and the Colonial Virginian's Camping Club. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Callie BUNCH, Allie Mae WHITE, and Ruby EVANS; and by brothers, Hillard, Lindsey, and Murray BUNCH.  Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Ernestine Stallings BUNCH; a daughter, Tina WALKER and husband Barry of Hurdle Mills, N.C.; two sons, Carl BUNCH and wife Vera of Virginia Beach and Allen BUNCH and wife Lindsey of Moyock; a sister, Hallie Bunch LANE of Belvidere; eight grandchildren, Ashley BUNCH, Morgan WALKER, Alex BUNCH, Taylor BUNCH, Spencer WALKER, A.J. BUNCH, Andrew BUNCH, and Parker BUNCH.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Chapel, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford, by the Rev. Dr. Mark WHITE. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Elizabeth City. Friends may join the family in the funeral home immediately following the chapel service on Wednesday, and all other times at the home(The Virginian Pilot – Tuesday, February 14, 2012)

Robert Wayne BUNCH

Robert Wayne BUNCH, age 59, o 3907 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC, died Wednesday, September 27,2006 at Sentara Barco Nursing Center. Mr. BUNCH, a native of Camden County, was the son of the late Dallas James BUNCH and Mary Elizabeth Weeks BUNCH. He was a member of Riddle Pentecostal Church.  No services are planned at this time.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, September 29, 2006)

Willie Randolph BUNCH

Willie Randolph BUNCH, 84, of 161 Pine Grove Lane, Point Harbor, NC died Monday, July 09, 2007, in the Sentara Barco Nursing Home. He was born in Currituck County, NC to the late Richard and Lillian Sawyer BUNCH and was the husband of Wilma Raper BUNCH. Mr. BUNCH was a retired civil service aircraft mechanic and a former employee of the Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier and an U. S. Navy veteran of W.W.II. He was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of B. P. O. Elks #856, a charter member and past Post Commander of the V.F.W. Post #6060 and a member of the Powell’s Point Baptist Church.  Besides his wife, Mr. BUNCH is survived by a son, James JONES of California, a sister, Carolyn DOAUST of Elizabeth City and a brother, Hubert BUNCH of Norfolk, VA. He is also survived by two grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Mr. BUNCH was preceded in death by a son, Eugene JONES.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 12, 2007, at 4:00 PM in the Powell’s Point Baptist Church by Rev. Herbert HEMINGWAY. The family will be at their residence. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Bunch family.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 12, 2007; pg. 12A)

Seldon Georganna Melvina Toler BUNDY

ELIZABETH CITY - Seldon Georganna Melvina Toler BUNDY, age 83, died Sunday, September 28, 2003 at Britthaven Outer Banks. Mrs. BUNDY was a native of Pasquotank County and lived for many years in Point Harbor, NC. She was the widow of Darwin T. BUNDY and the daughter of the late Noah M. and Minnie Reaves TOLER. She was a lifelong member of Pearl Street Pentecostal Church in Elizabeth City, where over the years she served as Sunday School Teacher, Youth Director, and Choir Member. A talented vocalist, Seldon performed for years with the Toler Trio, singing at live programs on the local radio, area churches, and for weddings and funerals. She worked for the Currituck County School System for many years and was an airplane spotter in the Civil Air Patrol during WW II.   She is survived by three daughters: Darsel and James KEILLER of Ellenwood, GA, Shelah and George PORTOUKALIAN of Franklin, NC, and Lori and Robert LONDON, JR. of Point Harbor, NC and Kill Devil Hills, NC; one sister, Marion CRANK of Norfolk, VA; one brother, James C. and Betty TOLER of Ft. Payne, AL; one sister-in-law, Margaret TOLER of Elizabeth City, NC; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Wanda Fern LEWIS.   Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 11:00 AM in Pearl Street Pentecostal Church with Rev. Steve STRICKLAND and Janice BOYCE officiating. Burial will be in Old Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St. , Elizabeth City, NC Monday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 PM, immediately following the services in the church lobby, and at other times at the residence of the daughter, Lori LONDON, in Point Harbor, NC.  (The Virginian Pilot – Monday, September 29, 2003)

Sheldon Aydlett BUNDY, SR.

Sheldon Aydlett BUNDY, SR., 65, of the 900 block of W. Goodview Drive, died Nov. 5, 1992, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mr. BUNDY was born in Pasquotank County, N.C. He had retired from Ford Motor Co. as a supervisor. He was a member of Westwood Hill Baptist Church and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.   Survivors include his wife, Geraldine S. BUNDY; two sons, Sheldon BUNDY, JR. of Virginia Beach and Melvin W. FOREHAND of Chesapeake; three sisters, Jean WHITE of Elizabeth City, Carolyn DAVIS of Currituck, N.C., and Joyce TIPTON of Valrico, Fla.; a brother, E.L. BUNDY of Riddle, N.C.; and three grandchildren.   The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Jess JACKSON and the Rev. Vic RAMSEY. Burial will be in Moyock Cemetery, Moyock. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot - November 6, 1992; pg. D2)

Ken Maynard BUNTING

Ken Maynard BUNTING, 64, died July 1, 1993. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Moyock Baptist Church. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 4, 1993; pg. B2)

Lillie Mae Briley BUNTING

MOYOCK - Lillie Mae Briley BUNTING, 74, of Puddin Ridge Road, died May 10, 2004. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Moyock United Methodist Church. Twiford's Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, May 11, 2004)

MOYOCK - Lillie Mae Briley BUNTING, 74, of Puddin Ridge Road, died May 10, 2004 in the Sentara Barco Nursing Home. She was born in Pitt County, NC to the late Alton C. and Blanche Lee Bradley BRILEY and was the widow of the late Ken Maynard BUNTING. Mrs. BUNTING was a retired schoolteacher and a member of the Moyock United Methodist Church.  She is survived by two brothers, H. Ray BRILEY of Washington, NC and Dalton C. BRILEY of Port Orange, Florida. She was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis L. BRILEY.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at 11:00am in the Moyock United Methodist Church by Rev. Vic CULBERSON, Pastor Ron STEWART and Rev. Jim POWELL. Burial will be in the Moyock Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to funeral service at the church. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Don Wayne Joseph BURCH, SR.

Don Wayne Joseph BURCH, SR., 61, of 113 Alex Lane, Moyock, NC died Friday, March 29, 2013 at Albemarle Hospital.  Born in Quantico, VA, he was the son of Mildred Phelps Burch NADEAU and the late Alvin A. BURCH and was the husband of Bambi Sandor BURCH.  In addition to his mother and wife, Mr. BURCH is survived by two sons, Don W. BURCH, JR. of Shawboro, NC and Wayne Joseph BURCH and wife Laura of Moyock, NC; three sisters, Debbie KUHN and husband Eric, Shanna McDEARMID and Susan BARCO, all of Chesapeake, VA; a brother, Mike BURCH and wife Dianna of Florida; and a granddaughter, Brittney Jean BURCH.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Pilmoor United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Coy BLANCHARD officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. and also immediately following the service.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Burch family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Herbert Leroy BURD

GRANDY - Herbert Leroy BURD, 72, of Nathan Drive, Grandy, died Sunday, July 6, at Chesapeake General Hospital. Born in McAlisterville, Penn., he was the son of the late Samuel H. and Dorothy Varner BURD.  He was a retired automobile mechanic for GMC with 50 years of service and was a member of Good Shepherd Fellowship.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Phyllis Reitz BURD of the home; a daughter, Sara SHEPHERD and husband Scott of Grandy; two sons, Herbert P. BURD, SR. and wife Mona of Grandy, NC and Edward BURD and wife Meredith of Whitehaven, Md.; two grandsons, Herbert P. BURD, JR. and David SHEPHERD both of Grandy; and a great grandson, Phillip BURD of Grandy.  A funeral service will be held at Good Shepherd Fellowship on Thursday, July 10, at 11 a.m. by Pastor Richard GOTTIER. Burial will follow at Laurel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.  (The Coastland Timed [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 8, 2008; pg. 10A)

Marilyn BURDETTE

Marilyn BURDETTE, 82, passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at her daughter's home in Henderson, Nev. She was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Akron, Ohio and attended St. Paul's Catholic School. Marilyn married William Carl BURDETTE in 1947 and they began to travel the country as part of his military career. She moved to Currituck County, in 1965 and was a long time resident. She spent the past few years living in Henderson, Nev. where she passed peacefully at her daughter's home. Marilyn is survived by three sisters, Helen WARNER of Medina, Ohio; Katherine MILETICH of Grants Pass, Ore.; and Beryl MAYS of Santa Maria, Calif. Marilyn is survived by three daughters, Donna PECORARO, and her husband, John, of Chesapeake, Va., Carla ALVAREZ, and her husband, William, of Moyock, and Renee FAIRLESS and her husband, Rodger, of Henderson, Nev. Marilyn is survived by grandchildren, Jerry BOOKER, Andrea and Terry McCLASKEY, Twila and John FRANCIS, Jennifer and George FOSNAUGHT, Denny and Nikki CHALK, Tanya and Kevin MARKHAM, Jackson FAIRLESS, and Kylie FAIRLESS. She is also survived by twelve great-grandchildren. Marilyn worked for over thirty years as a retail manager for Rose's Stores in Virginia and North Carolina. A memorial mass will be at 3 p.m, Friday, Oct. 29, at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church in Maple, N.C.  (The Daily Advance - Sunday, October 24, 2010)

Belinda Carol BURGESS

Belinda Carol BURGESS, 52, of 3907 Caratoke Highway, Barco, N.C., returned to the Lord on Monday, Oct. 16, 2006. She was the daughter of the late Desmond and Mattie Lucy Olds BURGESS, and the granddaughter of the late Herman Worth and Clara Weeks OLDS. Miss BURGESS was born in Elizabeth City, N.C. She is survived by a sister, Teresa OVERMAN of Goldsboro, N.C.; her step-mother, Doris BURGESS of Goldsboro; and several aunts and uncles, one of whom is Faye Olds Swain WOODS of Elizabeth City. Also, numerous cousins survive her. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at 2 p.m. in Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, by Bishop Adrian HUGHES. The family will receive friends in the lobby of the funeral home following the service and at other times at the home of George and Faye Swain WOODS, 1816 Turner Ave., Elizabeth City. Burial will be in the New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is assisting the BURGESS family.  (The Daily Advance - Wednesday, October 18, 2006)

Mary Jane Jones BURGESS

Mary Jane Jones BURGESS, 102, of Elizabeth City died Friday, March 18, 2011 at Winslow Memorial Home.  Born August 20, 1908 in South Mills, she was a graduate of Louisburg College and East Carolina University.  She was an elementary school teacher in Camden County for 33 years and was the first principal of Grandy Elementary School in Camden.  She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City and was an active member of the United Methodist Women and the Women’s Sunday School Class.  Mrs. BURGESS was the daughter of the late Malichi Crowder JONES, SR.  and Alice Miriam Sawyer JONES and was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Dewey BURGESS, SR.; her son Carl Crowder BURGESS; her grandson Peter Dewey BURGESS, III; her brothers, Charles Roland JONES, SR., Clarence E. JONES, and Malichi Crowder JONES, JR.; and her sisters, Mattie Jones BURGESS and Ann Elizabeth Jones HARRISON.  Mrs. BURGESS is survived by her son, Peter Dewey BURGESS, JR. and wife Patricia of Kitty Hawk; her daughter-in-law, Virginia BURGESS of Dyer, TN;  her brother, Hugh T. JONES of Greenville, NC; and her sister, Miriam Jones JAMES of Elizabeth City.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, Susan BURGESS of Sacramento, CA, Jane BURGESS of Kitty Hawk, and Mary PALMER and husband Robert of Kill Devil Hills; granddaughter-in-law Opal BURGESS of Lewis Center, OH; six great-grandchildren, Melanie BURGESS and husband Aaron SMITH of Blacksburg, VA, Michael BURGESS of Germantown, MD, Robert PALMER, JR. and Elizabeth PALMER of Kill Devil Hills, Allyson and Timothy BURGESS of Lewis Center, OH; and two step-great-grandchildren, Nina and Karla MONTILLA of Lewis Center, OH; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends, including a special grand-niece and caregiver, Anne Burgess JENNINGS.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike FRESE officiating.  Private burial will follow.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. and also in the lobby of the funeral home immediately following the chapel service. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 401, Elizabeth City, NC 27907-0401.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the BURGESS family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 Wanda Dozier BURGESS

CURRITUCK COUNTY NATIVE - Wanda Dozier BURGESS, 64, of 126 Run Swamp Road, Camden, N.C., died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at her home surrounded by family and friends. Mrs. BURGESS was born in Pasquotank County, N.C. on July 26, 1944, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Walston and Ruby Swain DOZIER. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Ambrose DOZIER; and a brother, Henry G. DOZIER, II. Surviving are her husband of 44 years, David S. BURGESS, SR.; two sons, David BURGESS, JR. and wife, Laurie, of Camden, N.C., and Jonathan L. BURGESS and wife. Lisa , of Marion, N.C. In addition she is survived by five grandsons, Zachary and Graham of Camden, N.C.; and Elijah, Asher, and Micah of Marion, N.C. She is survived by one brother, A.W. DOZIER, V and wife, Phyllis, of Moyock, N.C. Mrs. BURGESS was an active member of Sawyer's Creek Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, sang in the adult choir, and held the position of Director of Vacation Bible School for several years. She was a graduate of Old Dominion University and a retired teacher from the Camden County School System. She was a lady blessed with many talents. She enjoyed entertaining at school or church functions; often impersonating as "Minnie Pearl". One of her favorite hobbies was crafting unique and personalized cards for her many family members and friends for all occasions. Mrs. BURGESS was also an amateur quilter, painter, an avid reader, and a zealous grandmother. She enjoyed frequent trips to the mountains to spend time with her family. She was also a member of the "Sawyer's Creek Cuties" Red Hat Club. During her illness, Mrs. BURGESS was cared for by a large number of doctors and nurses, loving family members and friends, Hospice of Albemarle Hospital, and her special family friend and guardian angel Sissy AYDLETT. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Sawyer's Creek Baptist Church, 241 Sawyers Creek Road, Camden, NC with Rev. Phil GRASTY and Rev. Tom LeGRAND officiating. Burial will follow at the Sawyer-Burgess Family Cemetery on Lambs' Road in Camden, NC. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at Twiford's Memorial Chapel from 7 p.m until 8:30 p.m. Twiford's Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is assisting the BURGESS family.  (The Daily Advance - Thursday, February 12, 2009)

James Astor BURNS

MOYOCK - James Astor BURNS, 82, of the 100 block of Ranchland Trail, died Aug. 21, 2002. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – August 22, 2002; pg. B9)

 Ola Mae Ambrose BURNS

BARCO - Ola Mae Ambrose BURNS, 87 of Moyock, NC died Sunday, February 22, 2009 at Sentara Nursing Home, Barco, NC. Ms. BURNS was a native of Roper, NC.   Ms. BURNS was preceded in death by her husband, James A. BURNS and her son, James T. BURNS. She is survived by her son, Larry W. BURNS and wife Barbara of Moyock, NC; one daughter Ola Mae “Junie” BARNETT and husband Harold of Chesapeake, VA. Also surviving are two sisters, Grace STYONS of Grandy, NC; Louise BOYLES of Portsmouth, VA; twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, February 24th from 7:00–8:30 pm. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, February 25th, 2:00 pm at Laurel Memorial Gardens, Poplar Branch, NC. Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Burns family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Amelia Delnoy BURRUS

BARCO - Amelia Delnoy BURRUS, 85, died March 20, 2000. A funeral will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – March 21, 2000; pg. B7)

Miriam Joyner BURT

KNOTTS ISLAND - Miriam ``Mimi'' Joyner BURT, passed away in her residence April 21, 2003.  Mimi was born in Rocky Mount, N.C. and was a graduate of Salem College, Winston-Salem, N.C.  She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Dr. Joe H. BURT; four daughters, Deborah BOERKOEL, Susan DANIELS, Miriam MASON and Joan BURT; three sons-in-law, David BOERKOEL, Dr. Robert DANIELS and John MASON; eight grandchildren, Amanda and Jeff RICHARDSON, Amy, Jessica, Robby Joe and Chase DANIELS, and Elizabeth and Connor MASON; a sister, Ann Joyner RANDOLPH; a brother, Powell W. JOYNER, JR.; and 11 nieces and nephews.  The family will visit with friends today at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., 2002 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be a private family service.  (The Virginian-Pilot – April 24, 2003)

Phyllis Chambers Griggs BURTCHER

Phyllis Chambers BURTCHER, 69, of 1393 Nixonton Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Monday, December 6, 2010 at her residence.  Born in Currituck County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Albert Ray CHAMBERS, SR. and Martha Josephine Lowers CHAMBERS.  Ms. BURTCHER had belonged to the Salvation Army Church and had attended New Community Church.  She was the past secretary of the Nixonton Ruritan Club, a member of the Elizabeth City Moose Lodge, The Lucky Lady Bugs, and the Red Hat Society.  Ms. BURTCHER is survived by her daughter, Teresa DeVAUGHN of Gambles, MD; sons, Randy GRIGGS of Elizabeth City, NC and Charles David GRIGGS of California; sisters, Jean WARD of Winfall, NC, Peggy BYRUM of Kelford, NC, and Lorene CURLEY of Eure, NC; brothers, Joe CHAMBERS of Camden, NC and William "Wiggle" CHAMBERS of Creswell, NC; her very special significant other, James L. "Jim" SAWYER; eight grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and eight great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles E. GRIGGS and Carl F. BURTCHER; a sister, Shirley C. INGRAM; and brothers, Albert Ray CHAMBERS, JR. and Gary Dean CHAMBERS.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., immediately following the chapel service in the lobby of the funeral home, and other times at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Burtcher family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Debra Lynn BURTON

Debra Lynn BURTON, 52, of 120 Womack Drive, Currituck, NC became one of God’s angels Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA. Born in Chesapeake, VA, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ann HUGHEY and was the wife of Mr. Andy BURTON, JR. of the residence. Debra worked as the office manager for Mini Gallon Oil Company for over twenty years.  Along with her husband of thirty-four years, Debra is survived by her beloved son, A.J. BURTON and wife Amanda of Currituck, NC; her mother-in-law, Wilma L. BURTON of Currituck, NC; a sister-in-law, Tracy BEISGEN and husband Ray of Virginia Beach, VA, and their daughter, Michelle VACCARO; her two best friends, Polly McCLENNY and Lisa MARSHALL and husband Chris and their children, Adam, Austin, and Ashton to whom Debra was affectionately known as “Ahbie”; and several nieces and nephews. She loved and was loved by many.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Pastor Lee PORTER officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the lobby of the funeral home and at all other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Burton family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Paul BURTON

Paul BURTON, 61, died August 10, 1994. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Simmons Family Cemetery, Coinjock, N.C. E.A. Hughes Funeral Home is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – August 14, 1994; pg. B2)

Stephanie J. BURWELL

MOYOCK - Stephanie J. BURWELL, 45, of the 200 block of Green View Road, passed away Aug. 25, 2010 in her home. A native of Germany, she attended Beth Chaverim Temple in Virginia Beach. She is survived by her husband, Kevin D. BURWELL; her parents, Stanley and Phyllis SIDES of Prescott, Ariz.; her daughter, Elyse BURWELL of Moyock; and her sister, Darla BACKMAN of Chandler, Ariz. She was predeceased by her brother, Lt. Cmdr. Robert SIDES. A memorial service will be conducted Monday at noon at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, with Rabbi Israel Zoberman officiating.  (The Virginian-Pilot – Sunday, August 29, 2010)

Mary Jane BUSLER

Mary Jane BUSLER, 76, of Moyock, NC passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013 at home with her family.  Born December 5, 1936 in New London, CT, she was the daughter of the late Norwood and Madeline POTTER.  Mrs. BUSLER was a feisty and sweet woman who was married fifty-nine years to the love of her life, Keith F. BUSLER.  Along with her husband, she is survived by five children, Linda Busler MOLINE and husband Mark of Chesapeake, VA, Donna BUSLER of the residence, Brian BUSLER of Barco, NC, Lisa BUSLER and Darren BUSLER and wife Melissa, all of Moyock, NC; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Betty ABRAMS of Syracuse, NY; and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will take place Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating.  Burial will be in Moyock Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and also immediately following the service in the lobby of the funeral home.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Busler family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lucas Dale BUTLER

POWELLS POINT Lucas Dale BUTLER, 10, died Friday, Dec. 27 in the Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk, Va. He was a native of Elizabeth City and a former resident of Charleston, West Virginia. He is survived by his parents, Ron and Jackie Sturn BUTLER of Powells Point. He was a former third grade student at Elk Elementary Center. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Adam Dane BUTLER of the home; paternal grandparents, Nolan and Launa BUTLER of Chloe, West Va.; maternal grandparents, Bernard and Janet STURN of Powells Point; paternal great-grandmother, Ruth YOST of Chloe, West Va.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends in West Va. and in North Carolina. Funeral services were held Dec. 30 in the Powells Point Baptist Church by the Rev. Herbert HEMINGWAY. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, January 2, 1997; pg. 9A)

James Joseph BUTT

AYDLETT - CDR James Joseph BUTT (USNR Ret.), age 80, of 126 Bunch Road, Aydlett, NC, died peacefully Sunday, December 21, 2003 at his residence. He was born in Mobile, AL, son of the late Michael Joseph and Anna Josephine MacDonald BUTT, and was the husband of Olive Bunch BUTT of the residence. He was a retired Commander for the U.S. Navy, having served in WWII and the Korean War. He was the First Civilian Administrative Officer at NWS Yorktown serving from 1962-1974, and while there organized the first security department at NWS Yorktown. Mr. BUTT was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, and a member of the 5480 Club of the Knights of Columbus. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  Besides his wife, Mr. BUTT is survived by two daughters, Sharon HODGES and husband Christopher of Haymarket, VA, and Karen MAYNE and husband Paul of Marietta, GA; two sons, James BUTT, JR. of New York City, NY, and Kevin BUTT and wife Jill of Virginia Beach, VA; and five granddaughters.  The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, Monday, December 22, 2003 from 7:00 until 8:30 PM and at other times at the residence. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, December 22, 2003)

Olive Bunch BUTT

Olive Bunch BUTT left the coast and banks of Aydlett, NC to arrive on God’s Eternal Shore on June 15, 2014.  Left to cherish her memory and enjoy the fruits of her affection are her children Sharon HODGES and her husband, Chris, of Marshall VA; Karen MAYNE and her husband, Paul of Marietta, GA; James BUTT and his wife, Inok, of Queens, NY;  Kevin BUTT and his wife, Jill, of Virginia Beach, VA; five granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.  Olive married her lifelong love, James BUTT, SR. in 1954 and enjoyed almost fifty years together before his passing.  Olive is survived by her brother, Gerald BUNCH and his wife, Charlotte, of Greenville, NC and her sister Janice OWENS and her husband, Dean, of Harbinger, NC.  Olive was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2004 and was given six months to live.  God’s Mercy was extended to her and she went into remission and lived ten years beyond the doctor’s initial prognosis, thereby earning the title of “Miracle Lady.”  Sincere thanks goes to all the helpers and family members who so graciously lent support to Olive.  Special thanks to Olive’s niece, Melodie and her husband, Mark MARSHALL, for being such good neighbors through the years.  Warm thanks also to all the staff and friends at the Currituck House in Moyock, NC and the wonderful staff at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  A graveside service will be held June 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Hampton National Cemetery, Phoebus Section, West County Street, Hampton, VA 23669 officiated by Kevin BUTT.   The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, June 17, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m at Twiford Funeral Home.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the BUTT family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Glenwood Searls BYRD

MOYOCK - Glenwood Searls BYRD, 62, of the 100 block of Laurel Court, passed away Oct. 27, 2000, in his residence surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. BYRD was a native of Norfolk, and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church of Moyock.  He is survived by his loving wife of over 24 years, Ellen L. BYRD; two sons, Steven R. BYRD of Chesapeake and Douglas W. DEDON and his wife, Kathryn, of U.S. Air Force, England; three grandchildren, Michael Searls BYRD, Rebecca Lynn ROBINSON and Jamie Lee ROBINSON; two cousins and many friends. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today and Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. A funeral will be conducted by Pastor James HARRINGTON at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. Entombment will follow at Chapel of Serenity Mausoleum, Rosewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers include John RIALS, Gary TURNER, Brad CAREY, Gary JOHNSON, Willie FOREHAND and David RICKS. (The Virginian-Pilot – October 29, 2000; pg. B11)

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