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Clarence Edward McADAMS

KNOTTS ISLAND - Clarence Edward "Joe" McADAMS, 84, died March 6, 2006. Mr. McADAMS was born in Greensboro, N.C., to the late Clarence Edward and Jessie Wilson McADAMS. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II, an avid reader, gardener and a great poker player. Mr. McADAMS was predeceased by his loving wife, Margaret Leah Johnson McADAMS; a brother, Thadeus "Buddy" McADAMS; and one grandchild.  Left to cherish his memory are his children, Joe Dewitt McADAMS of Mayodan, N.C., Philip Edward McADAMS and wife Vi of Columbia, N.C., Donna STRAWHAND of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Martha Sue McADAMS and husband Bruce of Otway, N.C.; brother, Richard McADAMS of Blairsville, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at Knotts Island Cemetery.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, March 10, 2006)

Margaret Leah McADAMS

KNOTTS ISLAND - Margaret Leah McADAMS, 78, died Saturday, January 19 at the Britthaven Nursing Home.  Mrs. McADAMS was born in Greensboro to the late William Isaac and Hassie Calicutt JOHNSON of North Carolina.  After more than 20 years of faithful service, Mrs. McADAMS had retired from Knotts Island Market.  Mrs. McADAMS is survived by her husband, Clarence Edward McADAMS of Knotts Island; two daughters: Martha Sue DYE and husband Bruce of Kill Devil Hills, and Donna STRAWHAND of Corolla; two sons: Joe DeWitt and wife Marsha of Mayodan, and Phillip Edward and wife Vi of Madison, Miss.; one sister, Mary CARTER of Winterville, Ga.; and two brothers: Jack JOHNSON of Durham and Harold JOHNSON of Phoenix, Ariz.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Glenn, Leah, Michael, Debbie, Angela, Joe, Flip, Leslie, Robert, Margaret Ann, and was predeceased by Wayne Collins WILLIS, JR.  There are 12 surviving great-grandchildren: Christy, Nicole, Sean, Daryl, Jessica, Alyssa, Christopher, Robert, Lindsay, Kirstie, Kasie, and Haylie.  A visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 7-8 at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, Va.  The funeral service will take place at Knotts Island Methodist Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. followed by burial at Knotts Island Cemetery.  The Revs. Robert GREENE and Frank JENNINGS will perforlm the service.  Twiford Funeral Home, Chesapeake, Va. is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 22, 2002; pg. 3A)

Jerry G. McARTHUR

MOYOCK Jerry G. McARTHUR, 55, died at Portsmouth Naval Hospital on Friday. Born in Rocky Mount, he was a Vietnam veteran, having served as a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and was a member of Word of Life Pentecostal Church. He was the son of the late Joe Wilton and Elizabeth Ann Griffin McARTHUR and the husband of Willie Jean McAllister McARTHUR of the home. He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Wendy BOWERS of Charleston, S.C.; a son, Bill HOWELL of Chesapeake, Va.; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 17 at Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City with the Rev. David HAYES officiating. Burial followed in Moyock Memorial Cemetery with military honors. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, April 18, 1995; pg. 10A)

Dorothy Lee Mann McAULEY

Dorothy Lee Mann McAULEY, 86, of 103 Priddy Farm Road, Poplar Branch, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children and granddaughter on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. Born in Pendleton, she was the daughter of the late Arland and Velesta Martin MANN and was the wife of Terence Matthew McAULEY of the residence. Mrs. McAULEY was a bookkeeper that loved her work and loved to fish. She was an avid reader. In addition to her husband, Mrs. McAULEY is survived by her daughter, Diane MORGAN and husband, David, of Grandy; sons, Donald BOONE and wife, Georgina, of Aulander, Joe Frank BOONE and wife, Mary, of Pendleton, and Jerry Lee BOONE and wife, Sandra, of Kill Devil Hills; sisters, Maudrey FUTRELL of Franklin, Va. and Betty WING of Salem, Va.; a brother, Dick MANN of Kitty Hawk; grandchildren, Richard, Jackie, Jeremy, Trent, and Adam BOONE, Cheryl McCLOY, Mary Jo REVELLE, Tammy DEAVER, Lori BORIS, Stephen HILL, Scott and David MORGAN, JR., Danya GLOVER, Jamie and Trey HAYES, Jay and Michael ALLSBROCK, and Matt and John McAULEY; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, James ALLSBROCK; and a daughter-in-law, Pam McAULEY. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-daughter, Linda Kathleen ALLSBROCK; step-son, Edward Matthew McAULEY; a sister, Margaret FUTRELL; and her brothers, Raymond and John Boone MANN. Mrs. McAULEY was a remarkable woman who will be remembered as one who was always able to see the good in people. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel with Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the lobby of the funeral home and other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is assisting the McAuley family.  (The Daily Advance - Monday, November 15, 2010)

Virginia Parker McAVOY

MANTEO - Virginia Parker McAVOY, 82, died Tuesday, June 7 at a Norfolk hospital.  Mrs. McAVOY was born in Currituck County and was a L.P.N.  She was a lifetime member of Powells Point Christian Church and attended Church of God Prophecy.  Mrs. McAVOY was the daughter of the late John Benjamin PARKER and the late Virginia VOLIVA.  She is survived by one daughter, Michele McAvoy NICHOLS and husband Mark of Kansas City, Kansas; one son, Terry Lee McAVOY of Currituck County; six sister: Ruby GARRINGTON of Jarvisburg, Gladys MIDGETTE, Bette LEWIS and Sandra PARKER, all of Point Harbor, Peggy NEWBERN and Mary PARKER, both of Powells Point.  A memorial service will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo at 2 p.m. Friday, June 10, by the Rev. Steve CREWS.  Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 9, 2005; pg. 16A)

Sandra Barnes McBRIDE

GRANDY Sandra “Sandy” Barnes McBRIDE, 60, died at her residence on Thursday, April 15, 2004. Mrs. McBRIDE was born in Courtland, NY, was a supervisor in food service and was a Protestant. She was the daughter of the late Carl Ivan BARNES and Marjorie Chaffee BARNES of Grandy and the wife of James “Jim” McBRIDE also of Grandy.  Besides her mother and husband, she is survived by one daughter, Joyce BRISSON and husband Norman in Lakeland, FL; one sister, Virginia Ann WARREN of Ogdensburg, NY; her mother-in-law, Anna WARNE of Lodi, NY; special friends, Arlene and Wayne RANDALL of Kill Devil Hills.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, April 16, 2004)

Joseph P. McCAIN

HARBINGER - Joseph McCAIN, 78, of Caratoke Highway, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2005. Born in Kellyton, N.C., Mr. McCAIN was the son of the late P.T. and Ethel Thomas McCAIN, and was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth McCAIN; and two sisters, Dorothy BARTON and Jimmy Ruth TUCKER. Joe was a Korean War veteran and retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service as a chief yeoman. He was a retired real estate broker in Virginia and North Carolina, the retired owner of Kill Devil Manor Motel, Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and the retired owner of Killdee Motel, Nags Head, N.C. He was a member of Powells Point Baptist Church. Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Audrey Elizabeth McCAIN and great-grandchild, Peyton L. FOSTER of the home; two sons, Joseph "Joey" P. McCAIN, JR. and wife Linda of Norfolk, Jerry F. McCAIN of Chesapeake; step-son, Greg S. MUSTIN of Poplar Branch, N.C.; daughters, Judy APPEL and husband Jens of Quinton, Va., Jeanie CLONINGER and husband Dave of Lawrenceville, Ga., Jackie JACKSON and husband Jim of Portsmouth; step-daughters, Judy WALKER and husband Otis of Jarvisburg, N.C., Janet JENKINS and husband Chip of Coinjock, N.C., Sharon JOHNSON and husband Sherwood of Currituck, N.C., Jackie SZYMANSKI and husband Steve of Camden, N.C., Sandra LEE and husband Tom of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Karen NEWBERN and husband David of Brush, Colo.; 34 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and more on the way. Joe was a very special granddad and paw-paw and will be greatly missed. Joe is also survived by two brothers, J.T. McCAIN and wife Evelyn of Soperton, Ga., and Jerald McCAIN and wife Mary Ann of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Inez BUGBEE and husband Toby of Goodwater, Ala., and Rebecca SHIVERS of Alex City, Ala. A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Powells Point Baptist Church. The Rev. Herbert HEMMINGWAY will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, July 1, 2005)

Rev. Emmit McCALL

GRANDY Memorial services for the Rev. Emmit McCALL of Autryville and interim pastor of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will be held Sunday, April 5 at 4 p.m. in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Rev. McCALL died March 25. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, April 2, 1992; pg. 6A)

Marcus S. McCARTHY

Marcus S. "Mr. Sam" McCARTHY, 86, of Poplar Branch, N.C., passed away on May 14, 2009, at his home. He was the owner and operator of an over-the-road trucking company and was a U.S. Army master sergeant, serving under George S. PATTON during World War II. He was predeceased by a son, Michael A. McCARTHY and a brother, Donald McCARTHY. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Noreen McCARTHY; two daughters, Jacqueline WIECHEC of Illinois and Melissa DOBCZYK of Wisconsin; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary BUSSELER of Michigan; and two stepchildren, James HARP of North Carolina and Sabrina RUUD of Minnesota. Services will be private with burial at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, Va.  Cremation & Funeral Services of Tidewater, Norfolk, Va.. is handling arrangements.  (Daily Advance - Tuesday, May 19, 2009)

James Celester McCLAIN

James Celester McCLAIN, 19, died Monday, July 15, 2013 in Moyock, NC.  Born in Duvall County, FL, he was the son of Kimberly Leigh Midgett ARTHUR and his step-father, William ARTHUR of 105 Marshall Court, Moyock, NC.  He was a logistics team member at Target.  He is also survived by his biological father, Ronald C. McCLAIN of Middleburg, FL; two sisters, Samantha RODRIGUEZ and Courtney ARTHUR of the residence; three brothers, Kaleb ARTHUR, William ARTHUR and Winston REED all of the residence; grandparents, Larry and Cheryl ARTHUR; an aunt, Chasity MILES and husband Tim; two uncles, Sammy MIDGETT and wife Angie and Danny MIDGETT and wife Bobbie; and lots of cousins.  He was pre-deceased by his grandparents, Sam and Betty MIDGETT.  James’ wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Moyock Baptist Church with the Rev. Vic RAMSEY officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the McClain family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Paula Harmon McCORD

CURRITUCK, NC - Paula H. McCORD, “Memaw”, 50, of Currituck, NC, died Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Wake County, NC, she was the daughter of Hazel R. HARMON and the late Claxton P. HARMON.  Paula was a loving wife, mother, and friend. She touched many lives with her kindness. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.  She is survived by her husband, Dennis “Eddie” McCORD; a daughter, Beth WILLIAMS and her husband Rusty; a son, Kevin McCORD and his wife Alexis; and two grandchildren, Justin McCORD and Grant WILLIAMS all of Currituck.  A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, September 27, 2002 at 2:00 pm at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Minister Dennis CREHAN officiating. Burial will follow in Moyock Cemetery. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home records)

Hollie Nicole McCOY

Hollie Nicole McCOY, 14, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 1995, in a Norfolk hospital. Hollie was an eighth-grade student at Knapp Junior High School. She is survived by her mother, Patsy Phelps ROHLOFF, and her stepfather, Terry L. ROHLOFF, both of Barco; her father, David S. McCOY, III of Virginia Beach; a sister, Justice ROHLOFF of Barco; maternal grandparents, Julian and Louise PHELPS of Moyock; paternal grandfather, David S. McCOY, JR. of Portsmouth.  (The Virginian-Pilot – November 27, 1995, pg. B5)

Funeral services will be held Wednesday for a Barco teenager who was fatally injured in Knotts Island when she was struck by a car.  The victim was 14-year-old Hollie Nicole McCOY, an eighth-grader at J.P. Knapp Junior High School. The services are scheduled for 1 p.m. at Twiford Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake. Burial will be at Moyock Memorial Cemetery in Moyock.  (The Virginian-Pilot – November 28, 1995; pg. B1)

Hazel Sawyer McCRAY

Hazel Sawyer McCRAY, 86, died June 7, 1999. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. today in Pilgrim Journey AME Zion Church, Moyock. Walson Funeral Service is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 12, 1999; pg. B5)

Charles Edward McCUEN

POWELLS POINT -Charles "Charlie" Edward McCUEN, 69, of Powells Point, NC, died Saturday October 2, 2004, at his home. Mr. McCUEN was born in Manassas, VA, and was the husband of Aleene S. McCUEN of the residence, and the son of the late John McCUEN and Elizabeth Corum McCUEN. He was veteran of the U. S. Army, a retired construction and maintenance employee having worked at the Prince William Library in Manassas, VA, and was the former maintenance manager with the Oceanside Court Motel in Nags Head, NC.  Besides his wife he is survived by a step-son, Terry Alan TAYLOR of Timberville, VA; a step-daughter, Toni Gale Taylor EVERSOLE of Nokesville, VA; a brother, Ronald McCUEN of Manassas, VA; seven step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is serving the McCUEN family.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 5, 2004; pg. 12A)

Jessie R. McCULLEN

GRANDY - Jessie R. McCULLEN, 82, died Sunday, June 27 in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after a long illness.  Jessie was born on July 21, 1921 in Sampson County.  He was the son of Joseph R. McCULLEN and Elizabeth Daniels McCULLEN.  He had retired as a drywall contractor and was a former longtime Norfolk resident.  Jessie was recently predeceased by his loving wife, Margaret Inez McCULLEN.  He leaves behind two daughters: Judy CARTER of Grandy and Brenda CHRISTMAN and husband Danny of Moyock; two sons: Ronnie McCULLEN and Doug McCULLEN and wife Alice of Grandy; three sisters:: Polly SMITH, Janet GADDY and Elsie HUMES; three brothers: Ray, Dick and Wesley McCULLEN; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Thursday at the Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home in Virginia Beach by Robert F. PITTMAN, III with entombment to follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 4, 2004; pg. 10A)

John Robert McCULLEN

John Robert McCULLEN, 27, of Barco, NC died Tuesday, December 31, 2013 in Norfolk, VA. Born in Pasquotank County, NC, he was the son of Robert F. “Boogie” LYTLE, JR. of Currituck, NC and Nancy McCullen MICHAEL of Camden, NC. John worked as a machinist at the Lyon Shipyard. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with friends.  In addition to his parents, John is survived by his grandparents, Ray and Kathy McCULLEN and Robert LYTLE, SR. and Gerri LYTLE, all of Camden, NC, Jack WOOTEN of Jarvisburg, NC and Jeanette BEASLEY of Grandy, NC; a sister, Stephanie SIKES and husband Robert of Elizabeth City, NC; a nephew; and his stepmother, Nina LYTLE. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rose WOOTEN and Ernest BEASLEY; and his stepfather, Robert F. MICHAEL.  A graveside funeral service will take place Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Evans Family Cemetery at 158 Martha’s Lane on Poplar Branch Road in Grandy, NC with Pastor Wade WEATHERLY, SR. officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel and at other times at the residence of Robert and Nina LYTLE, 2113 Tulls Creek Road, Currituck, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the McCULLEN family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Margaret Inez McCULLEN

GRANDY - Margaret Inez McCULLEN, 76, passed away May 6, 2004, in the comfort of her home. Inez was born in Wilson, N.C. on Sept. 15, 1927, and was a former longtime Norfolk resident. She dearly loved her family as well as camping, fishing and traveling. She leaves behind her loving husband of 58 years, Jessie R. McCULLEN; two daughters, Judy CARTER of Grandy and Brenda CHRISTMAN and her husband Danny of Moyock; two sons, Ronnie McCULLEN and Doug McCULLEN and his wife Alice of Grandy; five brothers; eight sisters; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Robert F. PITTMAN, III, with entombment to follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and also from 6 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, May 8, 2004)

Bernard B. McCULLOUGH

CURRITUCK Bernard B. McCULLOUGH, 76, died October 19 in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was the widower of Nina P. McCULLOUGH and was a retired foreman from Old Dominion Shipyard and was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Ann SAWYER of Woodland; a son,, James Dennis WEST of Manns Harbor; a sister, Nell CURTIS of Baton Rouge, La.; a brother, James McCULLOUGH of Phoenix, Arizona; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A graveside services was set for 11 a.m. Saturday in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Willis SWITZER officiating. Francis Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, October 23, 1994)

June Haynes McDANIEL

SOUTHERN SHORES - June Haynes McDANIEL, 73, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in Sentara Nursing Home, Barco, N.C.  Ms. McDANIEL, born in Whitesburg, Ky., was a retired school teacher and homemaker and a graduate of Georgetown College. She loved her family, collecting shells at the beach and reading - especially poetry.  Ms. McDANIEL was the daughter of the late Herbert and Ethel Adams HAYNES.  Ms. McDANIEL is survived by a daughter, Janet OWEN of Southern Shores; a son, Steve McDANIEL of Princeton, N.J.; four sisters, Berletta URQUART of Atlantic Beach, Fla., Betty ROSE of Dandridge, Tenn., Jenny AYLEN of Moraga, Calif., and Judy LEVINSON of Hazard, Ky.; a brother, Hoover HAYNES of Hazard; and three grandchildren, Halley McDANIEL, Natalie GALLAGHER and Zack OWEN. A memorial service will be held today at Rest Haven Cemetery in Jeff, Ky. The family will be at 137 W. Holly Trail, Southern Shores. (The Virginian-Pilot – December 4, 2001; pg. B9)

Archie E. MacDONALD

POWELLS POINT - Archie E. MacDONALD, 65, passed from this earthly life Monday afternoon, June 28, 2004, to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born March 3, 1939, to Ruthella (Brown) and Donald MacDONALD. He was preceded in death by his parents. He grew up in Brattleboro, Vt. and Northfield, Minn. before becoming involved in the hardwood lumber business. Archie later spent many years in the La Crosse, Wis. area, most notably as owner of Mac Donald & Owen Lumber Company, before retiring to North Carolina. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. One of Archie's greatest loves was sharing the word of God, and he found ample opportunity to teach and minister in a variety of settings. He served as chairman of the church at Bethany Evangelical Free Church in La Crosse, Wis., as chairman of the Deacon Body at Poplar Branch Baptist Church, as teacher in seminars and Bible studies, and was a licensed minister in the Baptist Church. Archie is survived by his loving wife Zandra, and their children Heather (Mac Donald) and Gregory BLOMBERG of La Crosse, Wis., Jeremy CASEY, and Heather CASEY of Atlanta, Ga.; grandson, Jack BLOMBERG; and sister, Mary MacDONALD of Prospect Heights, Ill. Friends are invited to participate in a celebration of Archie's life which will be officiated by his longtime friend, Pastor Joe BUBAR, and by Pastor Bill THORN at Poplar Branch Baptist Church in Poplar Branch, N.C. at 2 p.m. Thursday with viewing from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. There will be a time of fellowship and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall following the service. The family will receive friends at the home, 217 Riverlane Road, Powells Point. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, June 30, 2004)

Howard Lee McDOUGAL

BARCO - Howard Lee McDOUGAL, 75, died June 7, 1999, at Barco, N.C.  Born in Bessemer, Ala., he had retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years and was also retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Moyock Assembly of God Church, VFW Post 10949 in Moyock and the Senior Citizens of Currituck. Mr. McDOUGAL was a Navy veteran of World War II and the widower of Ruth McDOUGAL.  Survivors include three daughters, Betty M. MITCHELL of Moyock, Glenda M. SKIEFF of Opelika, Ala., and Brenda M. MILLER of Hertford, N.C.; three sons, Marvin L. McDOUGAL of Shawboro, N.C., Kenneth L. McDOUGAL of Chesapeake and Timothy P. McDOUGAL of Moyock; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by Pastor Scott POLLARD. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 9, 1999; pg. B9)

Kathleen Hampton Pyatt McDOWELL

Kathleen Hampton Pyatt McDOWELL, 91, died Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Born in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Harrell H. and Rosa Dunton HAMPTON, formerly of Waterlily, NC.  Mrs. McDOWELL is survived by her husband, Lyman Welford McDOWELL of Powells Point, NC; a son, Herndon F. “Sonny” PYATT, JR. and wife Mariruth of Winston-Salem, NC; three granddaughters, Diane A. HARTMAN, Jennifer L. McMANUS, and Ashley A. PYATT; two great-grandsons, Keenan and Carson McMANUS; and a sister, Edna Hampton NEVERDOUSKY of Waterlily, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hampton Family Cemetery, 978 Waterlily Road, Waterlily, NC with Rev. Charles WELLONS officiating. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the McDowell family.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, February 19, 2010)

Eunice Aydlett McFARLAND

VIRGINIA BEACH - Eunice Aydlett McFARLAND died Tuesday, July 23, 2002 in Virginia Beach. She was in her 95th year.  Born in Moyock, N.C. to Samuel and Mollie AYDLETT, she was the youngest of six sisters and a brother, now deceased. She was a member of Moyock Baptist Church, where she was married in 1950 to her beloved husband, James Milton McFARLAND.  She moved to Norfolk after marriage and they joined Talbot Park Baptist Church. She was employed for years at the Naval Supply Center until retirement.  She is survived by a stepdaughter, Shirley McFarland FENTRESS and husband Robert; a stepdaughter, Frances Sexton McFARLAND, widow of William T. McFARLAND. There are numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. There are also a number of loving nieces and nephews in North Carolina and the Hampton Roads area. A graveside service will be conducted in Forest Lawn Cemetery Saturday at 4 p.m. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. with a procession going to the cemetery from the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 25, 2002; pg. B7)

G.C. McGraw

G.C. “Curt” McGRAW, of 3226 Caratoke Highway, Currituck, NC, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  Born in Mesquite, TX, he was the son of the late Grover Curtis McGRAW, SR. and the late Mary Frances Lankford McGRAW and was the husband of Linda L. Weber McGRAW of the home.  Mr. McGRAW was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a member of the American Legion in Coinjock, NC.  He was an inspector with a fire suppression equipment company and an avid bull-rider who participated in the rodeo.  In addition to his wife, Mr. McGRAW is survived by a daughter, L. Lynn HICKMAN and husband James of Currituck, NC; a step-daughter, Sharon H. LITTON of Norfolk, VA; a sister, Anne CLAMPITT and husband Don of Jacksonville, TX; and two grandchildren, Christian Scott SMITH and Lacey Erin HICKMAN.  He was also survived by many of his “boys” across the United States, whom he had treated as his own during their time in the military away from home.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Coinjock American Legion Post 288.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the McGraw family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Curtis Wesley McHORNEY

Curtis Wesley McHORNEY 80, of 101 Cowboy Trail, Moyock, NC, died Wednesday morning, November 19, 2008, in the Chesapeake General Hospital. He was born August 15, 1928 in Currituck County, NC to the late Curtis McHORNEY and Iva Cox BENTON. Mr. McHORNEY was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard where he was a supervisor. He was an U. S. Air Force veteran.  Surviving includes his wife, Mabel Elliott McHORNEY of Moyock, NC, two daughters, Jo WATERMAN of Washington, DC and Cathy RUPE of Virginia Beach, VA; one son, Steven McHORNEY and wife, Terri, of Lynchfield, KY; one step-daughter, Dianne HERRING of Moyock, NC and one step-son, Rickey ELLIOTT of Moyock, NC. Also, he is survived by two brothers, Kenneth McHORNEY and wife, Della, of Chesapeake, VA and William Edward McHORNEY of Moyock, NC; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon, November 23, 2008, at 2:00pm in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, Church St, Elizabeth City, NC, by Rev. Scott POLLARD. A private burial will be held later. The family will receive friends and relatives in the lobby of the funeral home immediately following the chapel service and at other time at their residence, 101 Cowboy Trail, Moyock, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the McHORNEY family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Edmund Baum McHORNEY

(Unknown newspaper - circa Nov. 30, 1964)  Obituary submitted by Judy Merrell BrickhouseEdmond B. McHorney was born May 21, 1877 & died Nov. 28, 1964 [see his death certificate]

Milburn Zeff McHORNEY

Milburn Zeff McHORNEY, 74, of 604 East Ridge Road, Shawboro, NC died Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  Born in Currituck County, NC, he was the son of the late Clarence and Queenie Swain McHORNEY and was the husband of Ruth O’Neal McHORNEY of the home.  Mr. McHORNEY had worked for twenty-five years at the Currituck ABC store before retiring as manager.  In addition to his wife he is survived by three step-daughters, Diana PITTMAN and husband Larry of Powell’s Point, NC, Kathy SCOTT of Greensboro, NC and Linda STEFFIN and husband David of Chesapeake, VA; two step-sons, Ray Douglas BRICKHOUSE of Elizabeth City, NC and Felton Ray BRICKHOUSE and wife Shellie of Barco, NC; a sister, Janet CORBELL of Maple, NC; twelve step-grandchildren, numerous step-great-grandchildren; a niece and several nephews.  A memorial service will take place Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Church of New Beginnings, Moyock, NC with Pastor Vic CULBERSON officiating.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the McHorney family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Sue Marwitz McHORNEY

BARCO Sue "Tuckie" Marwitz McHORNEY, 56, a legal secretary, died Dec. 26, 1991 in a Norfolk hospital. She was born in New York City and was a member of Norfolk Episcopal Church. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Glen McHORNEY; two daughters: Emily M. BRUTON of Libby, Montana and Laura MIDDLETON of Roanoke; a son, Clifton MIDDLETON, JR. of Portsmouth; a sister, Martha A. PARRISH of Houston; and 9 grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City. Burial will be in Snowden Cemetery. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, January 2, 1992; pg. 7A)

Wilford Clarence McHORNEY

Wilford Clarence McHORNEY, 72, a retired long distance truck driver, died Jan. 23, 1992, in his home.  Mr. McHORNEY was born in Currituck County. He was a member of American Legion Post 288. He had served in the Coast Guard.  Survivors include two daughters, Sondra K. GREEN of El Cajon, Calif., and Winona F. MARTIN of Santee, Calif.; a sister, Janet CORBELL of Maple; two brothers, Thomas G. McHORNEY of Barco and Milburn McHORNEY of Shawboro; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City. Burial will be in Snowden Cemetery, Maple.  (The Virginian-Pilot – January 25, 1992; pg. D2)

William Edward McHORNEY

William Edward McHORNEY, 77, of Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC died Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Sentara Barco. A native of Camden County, NC, he was the son of the late Curtis and Mrs. Iva Cox McHorney BENTON. He was retired from the US Air Force, an avid bowler and loved wood working.  Mr. McHORNEY is survived by a brother, Kenneth McHORNEY of Chesapeake, VA; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and special friend, Claude HEWITT. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Wesley McHORNEY.  A memorial service will be Monday, September 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Rev. Frank THIGPEN officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the McHORNEY family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jack Darrel McIE, SR.

Jack Darrell McIE, SR., age 64 of 125 Kings Way, Moyock, NC, died Saturday, June 21, 2003 at his residence. A native of Morgantown, WV, he was the husband of Charlene Garrett McIE of the residence and the son of the late Charles Everett McIE and Lela Emma Demastus McIE. He was a retired aviation boatswain mate from the US Navy and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association.  Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Elisabeth THORNTON of Bethlehem, PA, Sabrina McIE-COOPER of Virginia Beach, VA, and Kristine McIE of Norfolk, VA; one son, Jack McIE, JR., of Austin, TX; three brothers, James Dolan McIE of Rockville, MD, William Franklin McIE of Corpus Christi, TX, and Paul Everette McIE of TN; and four grand children. No services are planned at this time. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home records)

George Lee McKENZIE

George Lee McKENZIE, 70, of 129 Woodhouse Drive, Grandy, NC, died Monday, April 19, 2010 at Sentara Norfolk. Born in Lawrence County, OH, he was the son of the late Ora Lee McKENZIE and the late Theodosha Woods McKENZIE and was the husband of Lavonne Smith McKENZIE of the residence. He was a member of the Polland Baptist Church in Ashland, KY; veteran of the US Army; and self-employed truck driver.   In addition to his wife, Mr. McKENZIE is survived by a sister, Beatrice DEATON and her husband, Raleigh of Lexington, KY; a brother, Larry McKENZIE and his wife Terri, of Flatwoods, KY.   A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Poplar Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Tom OLIVER officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the funeral service and at the other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the McKenzie family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ervil Lee McKINNEY

POINT HARBOR - Ervil Lee McKINNEY, 61, died March 17, 2003 in his residence. Mr. McKINNEY was born in Jacksonville, Fla. and was retired as a senior chief from the U.S. Coast Guard with over 22 years of service. He was a member of the Assemblies of God and was a well-known local business man and officer in the Bowling Association and League.  He was the son of Virginia Nell Jones McKINNEY of Sevierville, Tenn. and the late John William McKINNEY. He was the husband of Wynona Mitchell McKINNEY. Besides his wife and mother, surviving are one daughter, Alice McKinney BAREFOOT of Kill Devil Hills; one son, M.D. McKINNEY, SR. of Manteo; two sisters, Darlene JOHNS of Sevierville, Tenn. and Martelle CLARK of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, John D. McKINNEY of Sevierville; and four grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Outer Banks Worship Center by the Rev. Eugene McLAWHORN and the Rev. Jim LEWIS. Friends may join the family at the home of Wayne and Jaunita WESCOTT, Mother Vineyard Road, Manteo, following the service. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – March 19, 2003)

Kay Faircloth McLAURIN

GRANDY - Kaye Faircloth McLAURIN, 63, of the 100 block of Hutton Court, died March 12, 2004. A private service will be held at a later date. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, March 14, 2004)

GRANDY RESIDENT - Kaye Faircloth McLAURIN, age 63, of Grandy, died Friday, March 12, 2004 at Chesapeake General Hospital in Cheaspeake, Va.  Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Robert Bass and Jean Elizabeth "Betty" Greene FAIRCLOTH, and wife of Frank N. McLAURIN of the residence.  She worked in communications at the Currituck County Sheriff's Department.  Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters: Brenda McLAURIN of Grandy and Glenda OLSON of Camden, N.C.; two sons: Rick McLAURIN of Grandy and Scott McLAURIN of Vermont; one sister, Jean COX of Wilmington, N.C.; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  A private service will be held at a later date.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.  (Washington Daily Advance - Monday, March 15. 2004)

Hazel Smith McLEAN

HARBINGER Hazel Smith McLEAN, 91, of Harbinger, died December 25 in Charlotte. She was a native of Currituck County and was the daughter of the late George Washington and Margaret Owens SMITH and the widow of James Melvin McLEAN, SR. A former school teacher, she retired after 32 years with the Dare County School System. She was a graduate of East Carolina University, a member of Powells Point Christian Church, Retired School Teachers Association, and Dare Co. Retired School Teachers Association. Surviving are three sons: James Melvin McLEAN, JR. of Jacksonville, Fla., George Russell McLEAN of Nags Head and Dr. Jonathan Owens McLEAN of Charlotte; and 6 grandchildren. A funeral service was set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28 at Powells Point Christian Church with the Rev. Brad BRADSHAW officiating. Burial will follow in the Owens Family Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, December 29, 1996; pg. 2B)

James Melvin McLEAN

James Melvin McLEAN, a nationally respected trial attorney, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 70.  Mr. McLEAN moved to Jacksonville in 1959 after serving in the Navy for four years and attending the University of North Carolina for college and law school.  He joined the law firm of Rogers, Towers, Bailey, Jones & Gay and embarked on a distinguished legal career. He litigated a range of cases, often representing city organizations such as the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Jacksonville Bus Co.  He served as president of the Jacksonville Bar Association from 1974 to 1975 and was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also served as president and partner of his law firm.  "He was born with gifts for conduct in the courtroom that other lawyers can only hope for," longtime friend and colleague Bob HYDE said. "He was a wonderful person -- generous, magnanimous. He helped countless people."  Mr. McLEAN was born in Lillington, N.C., and grew up on the Outer Banks.  His daughter, Melissa RICHARDS of Charlotte, N.C., recalls her father's devotion to North Carolina and University of Florida football, as well as his selflessness.  "He was a wonderful father," she said. "He was there to serve others."  In addition to his daughter, survivors include his wife, Jane Wynn McLEAN, brothers John McLEAN of Charlotte and George McLEAN of Nags Head, N.C., and two grandchildren. He had 26 nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Hardage-Giddens Southside Chapel, 517 Park St.  (The Florida Times Union (Jacksonville, FL) - Friday, Aug. 17,  2001)  [Obituary kindly submitted by George D. Waterfield who says that Mr. McLean lived in Harbinger with his mother, Hazel Smith Mclean  for quite a few years after his father died.   He graduate from  W. T. Griggs High School at Poplar Branch.]

Delores Ellis McLOCHLIN

KNOTTS ISLAND - Delores Ellis McLOCHLIN, 75, died Monday, November 30, 2009. Mrs. McLOCHLIN was born in Fuquay-Varina, NC to the late James Lee and Eva Honeycutt ELLIS. She was a member of Knotts Island United Methodist Church and was predeceased by a son, Earl COMBS and brothers, Oscar and George ELLIS.  Left to cherish her memory are her children, David COMBS and wife Terri of Camden, NC, Julie MILLER of NM, James McLOCHLIN and wife Lynn of TN, Jeffery McLOCHLIN, Jesse McLOCHLIN and wife Bobbie, Jerry McLOCHLIN and wife Irene, all of FL, and Jancy HOMES and husband Bill of MI; nineteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; sisters, Della LEWARK of Knotts Island and Ramona LLOYD of CA.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Knotts Island United Methodist Church with Rev. David CUNNINGHAM and Rev. David COMBS officiating. Burial will follow at Knotts Island Cemetery. Twifords Funeral Home, Chesapeake is handling arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Patrick John McMULLEN

Patrick John McMULLEN, 20, of Moyock, NC, fell softly into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 18, 2012, while attending Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, CA.  He was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, grandson, and friend.  His vitality and love of life will be greatly missed.  Patrick is survived by his parents, Kevin and Melisa McMULLEN of Moyock, NC, along with his brothers Joshua and wife Casey, Kevin and wife Eliza and their unborn baby, all of Virginia Beach, VA, James and sister Sarah of Moyock, NC, Grandmother Frances McMULLEN of Islandia, NY, Grandfather John FLOYD of Saluda, NC, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Patrick was a gargantuan of life and personality; his height surpassed only by his width of his smile.  His love and passion for Jesus Christ affected all who knew him, and the short life he lived will have a continual impact upon more people than he would have imagined.  We look forward to the day when we will worship the Father together with our “Packrich”.  A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 25, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. at Moyock Baptist Church, 123 Oak Street, Moyock, NC. Burial will follow in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. A visitation will take place Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the church.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the McMullen family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Providenceia Santiago McPHEE

Providenceia Santiago McPHEE, 75, died March 6, 1996. A graveside funeral will be in Hampton Cemetery, Waterlily, at 3 p.m Saturday. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – March 8, 1996; pg. B6)

Etta Sawyer McPHERSON

Mrs. Etta Sawyer McPHERSON, age 85, of Camden, NC, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at her residence. Mrs. McPHERSON, a native of Currituck County, was the widow of Gus Woodrow McPHERSON, SR., and the daughter of the late Talmadge Berry SAWYER and Adelia Sanderlin SAWYER. She was the owner of McPherson’s Grocery and a member of Geneva Baptist Church.  Mrs. McPHERSON is survived by a daughter, Doris HASSELL of Camden, NC; three sons, John McPHERSON, Gus Woodrow McPHERSON, JR., and Edwin McPHERSON all of Camden, NC; a brother, Robert SAWYER of Elizabeth City, NC; 20 grandchildren; 31 great- grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, Thursday, June 19, 2003, at 2:00 PM with the Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements. (Twiford Funeral Home records)

George Wallace McPHERSON
The Coastland Times - Friday, Jan 2, 1975; pg. 8A

Maxine McREYNOLDS

Maxine McREYNOLDS, 76, died Nov. 6, 1999, in Barco, N.C.  Born in Bluefield, W.Va., she was a retired instructor from the telephone company in Bluefield. She was a Baptist.  She was predeceased by her parents, E.T. and Cora McPEAK, and two sisters, Virginia AKERS and Mary Lee McPEAK. She is survived by two sisters, Ruth BURKETT of Moyock, N.C., and Evelyn CURRIAN of Newark, Calif.  A memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot – November 10, 1999; pg. B9)

Golden MACKEY

CHESAPEAKE - Golden MACKEY, 77, of the 700 block of South Lake Circle, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 in his home. Born in Currituck, N.C., Mr. MACKEY was a retired butcher and owner of Village Wholesale Meats. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Lena M. MACKEY; a daughter, Monique Mackey GORDON and a son, Mark L. MACKEY, both of Jamaica, N.Y.; two sisters, Christine MACKEY of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Ethel MACKEY Brown of Winterville, N.C.; and two brothers, Rufus A. MACKEY SR. of Brooklyn and Ernest GIBBS of Greenville, N.C. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, in Dome of Canaan Baptist Church, 1209 S. Dominion Blvd., with the Rev. Benjamin MACKEY and the Rev. Theodore R. LITTLE JR. officiating. Burial will follow in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday.  (The Virginian-Pilot – Monday, October 11, 2010)

Mary Gallop MACKEY

JARVISBURG Mary "Sis" Gallop MACKEY, 73, died Feb. 13 in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. She was the daughter of the late George and Venus Gallop THOMAS and the widow of Sylvester MACKEY. She was a retired seamstress. She is survived by five sisters: Edna BOWSER and Bessie LINDO of Jarvisburg, Ernestine FRANCIS of Far Rockaway, N.Y., Venus FRYE of Bronx, N.Y. and Evelyn JOSTON of Tomwater, Washington. Funeral services were set for Saturday at 1 p.m. in Corinth Missionary Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Robinson & Son Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, February 20, 1994; pg. 10A)

Minnie Williams MACKEY

BARCO - Minnie Williams MACKEY, 87, of Neptune, N.J., died peacefully with her loved ones at her side on Thursday, March 9, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J. She was a lifelong resident of Barco, N.C. She resided in Neptune for the past 17 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Riley L. MACKEY, and a daughter, Shirley Rhodes GILLIAMS. Those left to cherish her loving memory are four daughters and their husbands, Rosetta and Raymond BAITY, Elaine and Joe RICHARDSON of Neptune, N.J., Serena and Terry BRECKENRIDGE of Fair Haven, N.J., and Julia and Benjamin HARRIS of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Dorothy W. LINDSEY of Barco, N.C., and Mary Williams SPRUILL of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Billy WILLIAMS and Charlie WILLIAMS of Barco, N.C.; one brother-in-law, John H. MACKEY of Elizabeth City, N.C.; three sisters-in-law, Norma WILLIAMS of Barco, N.C., Rosa B. MACKEY of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Margaret WILLIAMS of Virginia Beach, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Wake will be held at 11 a.m., with funeral services immediately following at noon on Friday, March 17, 2006, at the New Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Shawboro, N.C. Burial will follow at the Williams Family Cemetery in Barco, N.C. Arrangements are under the direction of Walson Funeral Home.  (Daily Advance - Wednesday, March 15, 2006)

Ophelia Fentress MAGNESS

NORFOLK - Ophelia Fentress MAGNESS, 92, died July 19, 2004, at her residence surrounded by her family. Mrs. MAGNESS, born in Currituck County, N.C. on March 28, 1912, was a member of Lafayette Presbyterian Church and the Naomi Circle. She was also a member of the West Minster Chapter No. 99 Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. MAGNESS was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin MAGNESS; three sisters, Patty POTTER, Marie PIERCE and Margaret YOUNG; and one brother, David FENTRESS. She is survived by her sister, Hazel PLESSINGER of Norfolk; two daughters, Ethel C. JONES of Virginia Beach and Barbara C. HART of Norfolk; five grandchildren, Lana JONES-MURPHY of Richmond, William H. JONES of Virginia Beach, Robert C. HART, JR. and wife Frances HART of Chesapeake, Steven M. JONES and wife April JONES of Poquoson and David B. HART and wife Kimberly HART of Moyock, N.C.; and nine great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Brad, Meghan, Kyle, Clayton, Cole, Jared, Cody and Dalton. Special thanks to all of the friends and family who offered love and support during Nannie's courageous battle with cancer. The family will receive friends at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Lafayette Presbyterian Church, 1821 Lafayette Blvd., Norfolk, followed by a memorial service to be conducted by Dr. Max CULLER at 1 p.m.  (The Virginain-Pilot - Wednesday, July 21, 2004)

Nell Scott MAKINSON

CURRITUCK Nell Scott MAKINSON, 76, die January 5 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. MAKINSON was a native of Franklin, Va. She was the wife of Allen J. MAKINSON and the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson SCOTT and Nellie Turner SCOTT. She was a homemaker and member of Bethel Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Va. Survivors include two daughters: Sylvia PITTMAN of Chesapeake, Va. and Andrea KIGHT of Currituck; two sons: Gerald MAKINSON of Manteo and Nelson MAKINSON of Coinjock; four sisters: Mag JOYNER, Mary BRIDGES, Janice PANTON and Sara Lee ALLEN, all of Franklin, Va.; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were on Jan. 7 at Hampton Cemetery in Waterlily by the Rev. George POLLOCK. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, January 8, 1991)

Nelson A. MAKINSON

COINJOCK - Nelson A. MAKINSON, 61, of 156 Coinjock Acres Road, Coinjock, NC went home to be with his comrades November 12, 2008, Wednesday. He was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Allen James and Nell Scott MAKINSON. He was a former consultant for Coinjock Farms for the past 20 years and was a NC State License plumber. Mr. MAKINSON was a US Army veteran of Viet Nam serving with the Charlie Company, 4th/47th, 9th Infantry Division, part of the Jack Benedict 2nd Platoon, a member of the American Legion Post #288 and was an Episcopalian.  He is survived by his wife, Maggie Reed MAKINSON of the home, one daughter, Nicole M. ROBERTS of Coinjock, NC; four sons, James R. MAKINSON and wife, Jessica, of Raleigh, NC, Mark D. MAKINSON of Burgaw, NC, Donald RHINE of Thorneburg, VA and Clifton E. RHINE and wife, Kelly, of Chesapeake, VA. Also, he is survived by two sisters, Sylvia PITTMAN and husband, Wayne, of Chesapeake, VA and Angie KIGHT-BRADLEY and husband, Paul of Coinjock, NC; one brother, Gerald G. MAKINSON and wife, Carol of Manteo, NC; two grandchildren, Ariel J. MAKINSON and Chloe E. MAKINSON. Mr. MAKINSON is also survived by his two faithful companions, Sissie and Scotty.  Graveside services with military honors will be conducted Saturday morning at 11:00am in the Hampton Cemetery, Waterlily, NC by Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00pm and at other times at their residence, 156 Coinjock Acres Road, Coinjock, NC. The family would like to express their gratitude for all the care shown Nelson during his time of illness and especially to Dr. Randy GARNETT and his team, Dr. Martha MOONEY and the entire staff of HICU Unit at Sentara Heart Hospital. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Harold SMUCKLER at Hampton Veteran Administration Center and a special thanks to Duke University’s Lung Transplant Team.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the MAKINSON family.  (The Coastland Times – Sunday, November 16, 2008, pg. 10A)

Barbara Ann MALANA

Barbara Ann MALANA, 66, of 102 Creek Drive, Moyock, N.C., died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Chesapeake General Hospital, Chesapeake, Va. Born in Norfolk, Va., Mrs. MALANA was the daughter of the late Abner WILLIAMS and Pearlie Campbell BUNCH, and was the wife of Romeo Hernandez MALANA of the home. Mrs. MALANA was a homemaker. Besides her husband, Mrs. MALANA is survived by one daughter, Marissa RINGENBACH and husband, Scott, of Snow Hill, N.C.; one son, Stephen MALANA and wife, Robin, of Virginia Beach, Va., and three grandchildren, Peyden RINGENBACH, Kelsey MALANA and Michael MALANA. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, followed by a visitation at the funeral home. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is assisting the MALANA family.  (Daily Advance – Thursday, May 22, 2008)

Grace McDonough MALAND

CURRITUCK Grace McDonough MALAND, age 83, died Tuesday morning February 15, 2005 in Sentara Nursing Center, Barco, NC. Born in North Irwin, PA, she received her nursing degree in 1942 from Mercy Hospital and attended Duquesne University, both in Pittsburgh, PA. She joined the Army Air Corps during the Second World War as a nurse and was stationed in Greensboro, NC, where she met and married her husband. They lived for many years in New Hyde Park, NY, and then in New Port Richey, FL. While a resident at Sentara, She attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Elizabeth City, NC.  Mrs. MALAND was the widow of Einar R. MALAND. Survivors include two daughters, Jane MALAND of Durham, NC, and Ellen MALAND of Arlington, VA, and two sons, Tim MALAND of Reno, Nevada and Mark MALAND of Elizabeth City, NC, as well as four grandchildren. A third son, Don MALAND, predeceased her. A private funeral ceremony will be held at a later date.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford's Funeral Home records)

Mary Tillett Knight MALBON
[Submitted by Mary Addesso]

Elsie Griggs MALCO

POINT HARBOR Elsie Griggs MALCO, 75, of Point Harbor, died March 15 at her residence. She was a native of Point Harbor and was the daughter of the late James W. and Annie Owens GRIGGS and the widow of Marion I. MALCO. She was a member of the Powells Point Christian Church and was a homemaker. She is survived by one son, James I. MALCO of Powells Point; two brothers: James W. GRIGGS, JR. of Nags Head and Brantley GRIGGS of Point Harbor; and one grandson. Following cremation, a graveside service will be conducted on Thursday, March 17 at 11 a.m. in the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, March 16, 1993)

Ernest Garfield MALLORY

MOYOCK - Ernest Garfield MALLORY, 82, of US Hwy. 21, passed away March 2, 2003 in Moyock, N.C. Mr. MALLORY was born Aug. 16, 1920 in Wilkes County to Walter B. and Meadie L. Blackburn MALLORY.  Mr. MALLORY was a retired carpenter and a member of Gid Branch Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary V. MALLORY.  Survivors include two daughters, Melissa HANBURY of Moyock and Linda BULLARD of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; a brother, Ira S. MALLORY of Chesapeake; three grandchildren, Stephanie HEATH, Dillon BULLARD and Dalton BULLARD; and one great-grandchild, Monique HELM A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Hodges Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bobby LYLES and the Rev. Gary OSBORNE. Burial will follow at Roaring Gap Baptist Church Cemetery.   (The Virginian-Pilot – March 5, 2003; pg. B9)

Maynard MANGUM

FORMER BANK EXEC DIES - Maynard MANGUM, 61, of Moyock, former executive vice-president of Bank of the Currituck and former state bank examiner, died Saturday at 10 a.m. in Albemarle Hospital after a two-month illness.  Funeral services were to be Monday at 1 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.  Burial was to be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Mont Lawn Cemetery in Raleigh.  MANGUM was a native of Creedmore, N.C. and had lived in Moyock for the past 22 years.  He was the son of the late Greg and Lyda Durham MANGUM and the widower of the late June Cashwell MANGUMMANGUM was an avid golfer who frequently proved his skills in amateur competition.  He was a member of the Pine Lake County Club in Elizabeth City and Duck Woods Country Club in Southern Shores.  At Pine Lake, MANGUM was Club Champion five times.  He most recently won the Pink Lake championship in 1979 and in 1982 and was runner-up for the club championship.  A real estate broker, he was a member of the Board of Realtors.  He was an officer in the U.S. Maritime Service during World War II.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fondie RITTMAN of Virginia Beach; two sons: Michael G. MANGUM of Hillsborough, N.C. and Maynard "Ricky" MANGUM, III of Houston, Texas.  (The Southern Post - January 5, 1983; pg. 3)

Vivian White Walton MANLEY

NORFOLK - Vivian White Walton MANLEY, 46, a social worker, died Sept. 12, 1991, in a hospital.  Mrs. MANLEY was born in Shawboro, N.C. She had been employed with the Norfolk Social Services Department for three years. She was formerly employed with Norfolk Community Hospital for 19 years. She was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Norfolk and the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 190.  Survivors include her husband, Ronald M. MANLEY and a son, Carl E. WALTON.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 17, 1991; pg. D2)

Lottie Carter MANNING

MOYOCK - Lottie Carter MANNING died June 4, 2002. A funeral will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, Elizabeth City. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 7, 2002; pg. B9)

Carey Mendell MANSEAU

HARBINGER Carey Mendell MANSEAU, 76, died July 2 in his residence. He was a native of Gates County. He had retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard Shop 56 as a pipefitter. He was a member of Sandy Cross Baptist Church in Hobbsville. He was the son of the late John B. and Beulah MANSEAU of Gates County. Survivors include his wife, Virginia S. MANSEAU; and a brother, Jurel B. MANSEAU of Virginia Beach. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home in Portsmouth by the Rev. Allen R. CROUCH. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, July 5, 1994; pg. 9A)

Marvin Calvin MANSFIELD

SHAWBORO - Marvin Calvin MANSFIELD, age 80, of Shawboro, NC, died Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at Norfolk Sentara Hospital. He was born in Currituck County, NC, husband of Elizabeth LaRay McLean MANSFIELD of the residence, and the son of the late Ernest Calvin and Martha Roberts MANSFIELD. He was a retired independent farmer and attended Riddle Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Besides his wife, Mr. MANSFIELD is survived by two daughters, Rhonda HARGES of Kilm, MS, and Dianne RIDDICK of Indianapolis, IN; a son, Lee PIPKIN and wife Paulette of Shawboro, NC; three nieces, JoAnne MANSFIELD, Jane FENTRESS, and Joan WOOD; a nephew, Raleigh P. MANSFIELD, JR.; a sister-in-law, Marjorie MANSFIELD; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Mr. MANSFIELD was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel MIDGETT and two brothers, Raleigh MANSFIELD, SR. and Wilson MANSFIELD.  A funeral service will be held Friday, December 24, 2004, 11:00 AM, at Riddle Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Roland COOPER officiating. Burial will be in the Roberts Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the church and Thursday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of the son, Lee and Paulette PIPKIN, Shawboro, NC. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Wednesday, December 22, 2004)

Ruby Adams MARABLE

GRANDY Mrs. Ruby Adams MARABLE, age 71, of Grandy, died Wednesday morning in Britthaven Nursing Home. She was a native of Richmond, Va, the daughter of the late Richard Archie and Doris Elizabeth Barnett ADAMS. She was the wife of the late Horace Irving MARABLE. Survivors include a daughter, Virginia M. CARTWRIGHT and husband Frank of Grandy; three sisters: Katie A. SMALLEY of Providence Forge, Va., Edna A. REYNOLDS of Glenn Allen, Va. and Alma A. FIRESHEETS of Newport News, Va.; one brother, George T. ADAMS of Newnam, Ga.; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. in Powells Point Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny WALLACE officiating. Twiford's Northside Chapel is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, May 1, 1994; pg. 10A)

Mildred Midgett MARKERT

Mildred Midgett MARKERT of Coinjock passed away peacefully on April 22, 2012, at Albemarle Hospital following several years of declining health with CHF.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee G. MARKERT, and her parents, Ray P. MIDGETT and Jessie P. MIDGETT.  She was born Mildred Alma MIDGETT on July 28, 1923 in Barco, graduated from Poplar Branch High School in 1940 and attended East Carolina Teachers College.  Mildred was employed by the U. S. Postal Service at the Coinjock office for thirty-five years and retired in 2004 at age 80.  She was a lifelong member of Pilmoor Untied Methodist Church in Currituck and participated in church circles, fundraising dinners and the clothing closet.  She was active in Home Demonstration club activities, the Red Hatters, and played bridge weekly with good friends in homes and at the Senior Center.  She served on the board for the Currituck Senior Center and she delivered Meals on Wheels.  She is survived by her children, Jim MARKERT and Ned MARKERT of Coinjock and Jessie M. RIVERS of Edenton; her grandchildren, Thomas and Katharine RIVERS, Sarah, Adam and Karen MARKERT; her great grandchildren, Weslee and Trent MICHAEL; her brother, James Aubrey MIDGETT of Beaufort, NC and his wife Tommy; her cousins, Dot MIDGETT of Richmond, VA, Mary Lou Midgett KOLOGE of Frankfort, KY; her caretaker, Shawn MARKERT; her nieces, Doris G. KIMMEL of Milford, DE, Jane Midgett HARVEY (Billy) of Beaufort, NC, Lea MIDGETT of Durham; her nephews, Ray MIDGETT (Linda) of Greensboro, NC and Russell MIDGETT (Beverly) of Sylva, NC; close friends, Frances LIPSCOMB and Kay L. JOHNSON of Kinston, NC and Ruth Morris AMBROSE of Coinjock, NC; and numerous other family members and friends. A graveside funeral service will be held at Hampton Cemetery, Waterlily on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Randy BLANCHARD officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Markert family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Sallie Elizabeth Bateman MARKHAM

CURRITUCK - Sallie Elizabeth Bateman MARKHAM, age 91, of Currituck, NC, died Sunday, December 5, 2004, at Sentara Barco Nursing Center. A native of Pasquotank County, NC, she was the widow of William Henry MARKHAM, SR., and the daughter of the late John Stephen BATEMAN and Lottie Gray BATEMAN. She was a homemaker and a member of Providence Baptist Church.  She is survived by a daughter, Frances SAWYER, and husband E. Eugene SAWYER, of Moyock, NC; a son, Dr. Frank Bell MARKHAM, and wife Maryland MARKHAM, of Grand Junction, CO; a sister, Lottie SIMPSON of Moyock, NC; two brothers, Johnnie Roscoe BATEMAN of Centerville, WA, and Luther Lawrence BATEMAN of Kitty Hawk, NC; two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, William H. MARKHAM, JR.  Funeral services will be Friday, December 10, 2004, at 2:00 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles WELLONS and the Rev. Charles STEVENS officiating. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of the daughter, Mr. & Mrs. E. Eugene SAWYER, Moyock, NC.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, December 7, 2004)

Sue Snow MARKHAM

Sue Snow MARKHAM, 62, of 536 Meadstown Road, Elizabeth City, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. Born in Jarvisburg, she was the daughter of Dorothy Upton SNOW of Elizabeth City and the late Earnest Milton SNOW and was the wife of James Arthur MARKHAM of the home. Mrs. MARKHAM had worked as a receptionist at the Law Office of Hornthal, Riley, Ellis and Maland for twenty years. She was a member of Fountain of life Church. In addition to her husband and mother, Mrs. MARKHAM is survived by a daughter, April Markham COOKE and husband, Tim, of Winston Salem; a sister, Dorothy WHITE of Portsmouth, Va.; two brothers, Milton Ray SNOW and wife, Frances, of Brunswick, Ga. and Earnest Bobby SNOW of Elizabeth City; two grandchildren, Aaron and Jadon COOKE, both of Winston Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her father, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Bill WHITE; and a sister-in-law, Jo Ella SNOW. A funeral service will take place Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Fountain of Life Church with the Rev. Hans HESS and Pastor Preston PITCHFORD officiating. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel and following the service in the church.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is assisting the Markham family.  (The Daily Advance - Tuesday, February 21, 2012)

Naomi Waterfield MARKS

COURTLAND - Naomi Waterfield "Gadget" MARKS, 84, passed away April 11, 2006. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, Benjamin Edward MARKS. Mrs. MARKS was born at Powells Point, N.C., a daughter of the late Kenneth W. and Cora Hayman WATERFIELD. A compassionate registered nurse, Mrs. MARKS worked private duty for more than 30 years, and at Raiford and Southampton Memorial hospitals. She was a member of Capron United Methodist Church, a gifted artist working in water colors and an avid bridge player. She was an upstanding member of the community and enjoyed the company of friends and family while entertaining at home. In addition to her husband, Gadget is survived by her daughter, Priscilla M. VICK and husband Melvin of Sedley; her son, Benjamin Edward MARKS, JR. and wife Wanda of Courtland; four grandchildren, Amy RUTLEDGE, Holly MEIN, John TREW and Joshua MARKS; four great-grandchildren, Brett and Blake RUTLEDGE, Katie and Clay MEIN; her faithful housekeeper, Ruth ELLSWORTH; three half-brothers, Sam, Kenneth and George WATERFIELD; a special niece, Elinor EIBAN and husband Conrad; and numerous other nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Capron United Methodist Church with the Rev. James M. SMITH officiating. Burial will follow in Capron Cemetery. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Capron United Methodist Church, c/o Kay Pope, 16208 Old Belfield Road, Capron, VA 23829. Wright Funeral Home has charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, April 13, 2006)  [Kindly submitted by George Waterfield]

James David MARSH

IN MOYOCK - James "Jamie" David MARSH, 21, of Moyock, died on the morning of July 24th as a result of and auto accident in Currituck County.  He was a native of Portsmouth and was a machinist for Norshipco.  He was a Protestant.  Funeral services were held July 26th at 1:00 p.m. in Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge.  Burial followed in Moyock Memorial Cemetery.  He is survived by his father, James E. MARSH of Salem, Va.; his mother, Mrs. Marie Silvester TWINE of Moyock; his step-father, Jeffery J. TWINE of Moyock; two brothers: Christopher Bruce MARSH of New York City and Daniel Morris MARSH of Moyock; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Daisey B. MARSH of Salem, Va.; maternal grandparent, James O. SILVESTER of Shawboro; paternal step-grandparent, John G. TWINE, JR. of Chesapeake; step-sister, Teresa D. TWINE of Chesapeake.  (The Southern Post - August 3, 1983; pg. 4)

Ruth Hazel MARSLENDER

MOYOCK - Ruth Hazel MARSLENDER, 80, a retired cashier, died Aug. 14, 1991, in a Barco nursing center.  Miss MARSLENDER was born in Aurora.   She had retired from the Bank of Currituck. She was a member of Moyock Baptist Church.  Survivors include two sisters, Alma M. SHEPPARD of Orange Park, Fla., and Zelda M. DAVIS of Elizabeth City; and a brother, Robert MARSLENDER of Chesapeake. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – August 15, 1991; pg. D2)

Esther Irene Ansell MARTIN

Esther Irene Ansell MARTIN, 75, died Oct. 27, 1996.  Born on Knotts Island, N.C., she was the widow of Morgan C. MARTIN, her husband of 54 years. She was a faithful wife, loving mother and homemaker. Mrs. MARTIN was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Norfolk, and was past president of Ballentine PTA, Willard PTA, and active in the Ballentine Civic League for 20 years.  Survivors include three sons, Gary Robert MARTIN of Santa Clara, Calif., Wayne Elliot MARTIN of Palo Alto, Calif., and Glenn Carle MARTIN of Cherokee, N.C.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Knotts Island Methodist Church, Knotts Island, by the Rev. George ANSELL. Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – October 28, 1996; pg. B4)

Lucille Doughtie MARTIN

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Lucille Doughtie MARTIN, 62, a native of Jarvisburg, died September 22, 2001.  A graveside service was conducted Monday at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk, by the Rev. Gregory L. HENSLEY. Graham Funeral Home was in charge.  She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.  Survivors include four daughters, Peggy MARTIN, Rose YAHNER and June LYNCH, all of Chesapeake and Mary SCHICKER of New York; five sons, Harry, William, James, Clarence and Donald MARTIN, all of Chesapeake; two sisters, Susie PALMER of Charlotte and Mary LINTON of Roanoke; four brothers, William DOUGHTIE of Hinesville, Ga., Clarence DOUGHTIE of Gates, Ralph DOUGHTIE of North Carolina and Danny DOUGHTIE of Maryland; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  (Gates County Index – September 26, 2001)

Peggy Joyce  MARTIN

Peggy Joyce MARTIN, 63, of Grandy, NC went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Lee County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Andy MARTIN and the late Nannie Trent MARTIN. She was a member of Powells Point Baptist Church and participated in the visitation program. She loved the Lord, enjoyed gardening and the outdoors, and attending the Outer Banks Music Showcase.  Ms. MARTIN is survived by her daughter, Maria Ann MARTIN of Grandy, NC and fiancé, Jerry OWENS of Harbinger, NC; sisters, Ann CONNER of Camden, NC, Nina CAMPBELL and husband Frank, of Fairfield, NC; brothers, Rodney MARTIN of Camden, NC, Earl MARTIN and wife Kathy of Coinjock, NC, Rex MARTIN of Grandy, NC, and David MARTIN and wife Misty of Grandy, NC and lots of nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Powells Point Baptist Church with Pastor James CLARK officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Martin family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Wilbur L. MARTIN, SR.

Wilbur L. "Pop" MARTIN, SR., a retired Supervisor-Mail Carrier, died Feb. 3, 1993, in a local hospital.  Mr. MARTIN was born in Currituck County, N.C. He retired after 40 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and had been retired nine years. He was a member of New Weeping Mary Baptist Church, Chesapeake.  Survivors include his wife, Vivian MARTIN; four daughters, Cecelia SIVELS, Nellie A. MARTIN and Clarice BLOUNT, all of Chesapeake and Myrtle O. SMITH of Norfolk; two sons, Wilbur L. MARTIN, JR. of Norfolk and William A. MARTIN of Chesapeake; two sisters, Mary Marie SIMONS of Chesapeake and Myrtle Ophelia MULLEN of Moyock, N.C.; a brother, Willie Thomas MARTIN of Chesapeake; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and a son-in-law. He was predeceased by his parents, Sara Francis Baxter MARTIN and Jodie MARTIN A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in New Weeping Mary Baptist Church by the Rev. John C. SMITH. Burial will be in Hampton National Cemetery. Friends will assemble with the family at 1310 MacDonald Road, Apt. B, at noon Monday for the funeral procession to the church. Metropolitan Funeral Service is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – February 7, 1993; pg. B2)

Gloria Luray Parker MARUSKIN

Gloria Luray Parker MARUSKIN, 49, of 378 North Spot Road, Powells Point, NC, died at the Outer Banks Hospital on Friday, February 9, 2007. Born in Pasquotank County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Robert H. and Elsie Ballance PARKER, and the wife of John B. MARUSKIN of the residence. She was a member of Powells Point Christian Church in Harbinger, NC, and worked in garden sales.  Besides her husband, Mrs. MARUSKIN is survived by: one sister Sharon SARGENT, and one brother David R. PARKER, both of Powells Point, NC.  A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, February 13, 2007, at 11:00 AM in Powells Point Christian Church, and officiated by David COXSON. Burial will be in the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery in Harbinger, NC. A visitation will be held at the church on Monday evening, February 12, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, and at other times the family will receive friends at the residence. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 13, 2007)

Evelyn Mayo MASON

ELIZABETH CITY RESIDENT - Evelyn MASON, 93, of 200 River Bridge #102, Camden, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at the Albemarle Hospital. Born in Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late William Amos MAYO and Myrtle Virginia Sewells MAYO and the widow of Hilton Thomas MASON, SR. She was a homemaker, an avid gardener, and a friend to many. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann MASON of Camden; three sons: Hilton Thomas MASON, JR., and wife, Dorothy, of Titusville, Fla., William David MASON and wife, Patricia, of Moyock, and James Anthony MASON and wife, Judy, of Elizabeth City; eight grandchildren and eleven great -grandchildren. The funeral will be a private graveside service. The family will receive friends today after 1 p.m. at the residence of James and Judy MASON, 128 Pailin Creek Road, Elizabeth City.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the MASON family.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, December 31, 2010)  NOTE: Roy Sawyer states that Evelyn lived most of her life at Tulls Creek in Currituck County, NC.

Beulah Osborne MASSIE

BARCO Beulah Osborne MASSIE, 87, a longtime resident of Sentara Nursing Center in Barco, died February 4 at Albemarle Hospital. She was a native of Bluefield, West Virginia and a former employee of Norfolk General Hospital in the dietician department. She was the wife of the late Fred MASSIE. She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte P. CULIFER of Moyock; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at the Moyock Assembly of God Church on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. by the Rev. William WILKINS. A private burial will be in the Moyock Memorial Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, February 7, 1995; pg. 7B)

Carson Williams MATHEWS, SR.

Carson W. MATHEWS, SR., 92, of 119 Sandy Lane, Aydlett, N.C. died Thursday, June 26, 2008 at the Albemarle Hospital. He was born in Currituck County, N. C. and was the son of the late Richard Barden and Pattye Williams MATHEWS, and was the husband of Jean Walston MATHEWS for 64 years. He dearly loved his family and will be greatly missed. Mr. MATHEWS was retired from the Allied Towing Company and was a member of the Sharon United Methodist Church in Poplar Branch, N.C.  Survivors include his wife, Jean Walston MATHEWS, his four sons William Lee MATHEWS, Richard Edward MATHEWS, Carson Williams MATHEWS, JR., and Jack Walston MATHEWS all of Aydlett, N.C. and seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be conducted Saturday June 28th at 3:00 P.M. at the Sharon United Methodist Church with Rev. C. Renee EDWARDS. Burial will follow in the Mathews Family Cemetery in Aydlett. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City and other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Home is assisting the Mathews family arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 29, 2008; pg. 10A)

Charles Ray MATHEWS

Charles Ray MATHEWS, age 70, of 101 Trout Terrace, Grandy, NC, died Thursday, February 28, 2008 at his residence. A native of Currituck County, he was the son of the late Isaac MATHEWS and Mary Dowdy MATHEWS and the husband of Marilyn Jane Judge MATHEWS of the home. He was a member of Jarvisburg Church of Christ and a singing ministry to the local nursing homes.  Mr. MATHEWS is survived by two daughters, Anna BRICKEY and husband Allan of Norlina, NC and Lisa OTTO and husband Zane of Virginia Beach, VA; a son, Donald MATHEWS of Toms River, NJ; a sister, Molly MATHEWSS of Grandy, NC; a brother Johnnie MATHEWS of Hertford, NC; four grandchildren, Sabrina DALY, Adam BRICKEY, Aaron MATHEWS, Jenny MATHEWS; and one great grandchild Thomas DALY, V. He was pre-deceased by a sister and four brothers.  A memorial service will be at the Jarvisburg Church of Christ on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Minister Dennis CREHAN officiating. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home

Jean Walston MATHEWS

Jean Walston MATHEWS, 86, of Aydlett, NC died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  Born in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Sally WALSTON and was the wife of the late Carson W. MATHEWS, SR.  She dearly loved her family and will be greatly missed.  Mrs. MATHEWS retired as an Assistant Clerk of Court from the Currituck County Courthouse after ten years of service.  She was a dedicated member of Sharon United Methodist Church in Poplar Branch, NC.  Mrs. MATHEWS is survived by four sons, William Lee MATHEWS, Richard Edward MATHEWS, Carson William MATHEWS, JR. and Jack Walston MATHEWS, all of Aydlett, NC; a sister, Jacquelyn SWAIN of New Port Ritchie, FL; a brother, Eddie Lee WALSTON of Grandy, NC; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will take place Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Sharon United Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Renee EDWARDS officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mathews Family Cemetery in Aydlett, NC.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel and at other times at the residence of Richard MATHEWS, 184 O’Neal Lane, Aydlett, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Mathews family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Hilda Boswood MATHIAS

IN BARCO - Mrs. Hilda Boswood MATHIAS, 79, of Barco, died July 17th at 6:20 p.m. in the West Georgia Medical Center, LaGrange, Georgia.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Barco.  Funeral services will be conducted July 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the Twiford's Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Jack SMITH and Rev. Ray WHITTMAN will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. MATHIAS was the daughter of the late Grandy and Annie Barco BOSWOOD and the widow of the late Adrian Clyde MATHIAS.  She was a member of the Pilmore United Methodist Church and a member of the Coinjock Lodge #218, Order of the Eastern Star.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Doris M. FEREBEE of LaGrange, Ga.; one son, Dodson MATHIAS of Miami, Fla.; and three grandchildren.  (The Southern Post - July 20, 1983; pg. 4)

Donald Richard MATTHEWS

GRANDY - Donald Richard MATTHEWS, 72, of 6117 Caratoke Highway, Grandy, N.C., died Saturday, July 15, 2006, in the Sentara Barco Nursing Center. He was born in Elizabeth City, N.C., to the late Richard E. and Ida Sawyer MATTHEWS, and was the husband of Nadine Flinchum MATTHEWS. Mr. MATTHEWS was a former resident of Hertford, N.C., a retired contractor, a member of Sharon United Methodist Church and the Currituck Lodge 463 AF&AM. Besides his wife, Mr. MATTHEWS is survived by a daughter, Kim Matthews PERRY and husband, Scott, of Hertford, N.C.; a son, Donald Richard MATTHEWS, JR. and wife, Donna, of Farmville, Va.; two sisters, Ida SAUNDERS and husband, Mercer, and Carolyn MEADS, a half-sister, Marjorie HOLLAND, and a brother, Will MATTHEWS and wife, Julie, all of Hertford, N.C.; four grandchildren, Donald Richard MATTHEWS, Brittany MATTHEWS, Charlsie PERRY and Matthew PERRY. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, by the Rev. Steve CASTLE. Masonic Rites will be given at the chapel. The family suggests memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 220, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Following the chapel service, the family will greet friends and relatives in the lobby of the funeral home. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., is assisting the Matthews family.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 18, 2006; pg. 12A)

Joan Gallop MATTHEWS

Joan Gallop MATTHEWS, 60, of 8453 Caratoke Highway, Harbinger, NC died Tuesday November 20, 2007 at her residence.  She was born in Currituck County, NC and was the daughter of the late Clinton GALLOP and Mamie Fentress GALLOP and was the wife of Donald Wayne MATTHEWS.  She was a member of the Powell’s Point Baptist Church and Powell’s Point Christian Church. She was a former cook at White’s Shopping Center.  Besides her husband survivors include; her son Gary Wayne MATTHEWS of the home, two sisters Rosa Marie PAYNE of Winfall, NC and Mary ETHERIDGE of Powell’s Point, NC, one brother John Robert GALLOP of Nags Head, NC and special friends Bernice JARDEL and Bill GAUGLER. She was preceded in death by her son, David WILLIAMS.  A funeral service will be held Friday, November 23, 2007 at 2:00 P. M. at the Powell’s Point Christian Church with the Pastor David COXSON and Rev. Herbert HEMINGWAY. Burial will be in the Gallop Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 noon Friday until the funeral hour and other times at the home.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Matthews family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary posted Wednesday, November 21, 2007)

Mamie Clara MATTHEWS

Mamie Clara MATTHEWS, 93, a homemaker, died Feb. 4, 1994, in a Norfolk hospital. Mrs. MATTHEWS was born in Moyock, N.C. She was a Protestant and the widow of David O. MATTHEWS.  Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Martha LUTZ of Orlando, Fla.; a son, Willie D. MATTHEWS of Virginia Beach; a sister, Agnes SAWYER of Norfolk; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Deborah AUSTIN.  (The Virginian-Pilot – February 6, 1994; pg. B2)

Margaret Crank MATTHEWS

CHESAPEAKE - Margaret C. MATTHEWS passed away May 17, 2011. She was born in Point Harbor, N.C., to the late Porcius and Lenora CRANK. She was predeceased by her husband, John MATTHEWS. She was retired from Bell Atlantic Telephone Company and was a member of South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church. Other family members who preceded her in death were sisters, Irma SANDERLIN, of Harbinger, N.C., Virginia MENZACO of Point Harbor, N.C., and brothers, Porcius CRANK, JR. of Harbinger, N.C., and Marion CRANK of Norfolk. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon TAYLOR and her husband Larry; two grandchildren, Christopher TAYLOR, Dr. Wendy Taylor BOOK and husband Paul; and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Amos Eby officiating. Graham Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is handling the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – Thursday, May 19, 2011)

Margaret E. Wright MATTHEWS

KNOTTS ISLAND Margaret E. Wright MATTHEWS, 83, of Knotts Island, died Dec. 2 in a hospital. She was a retired music teacher and was employed at Knotts Island Elementary School. She was a native of Norfolk and was the widow of J. Frank MATTHEWS. She was a member of Knotts Island United Methodist Church where she was church organist for many years. Surviving are her sister-in-law, Evelyn WRIGHT of Virginia Beach; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were set for Saturday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. at Knotts Island United Methodist Church with the Rev, Frank T. JENNINGS officiating. Burial was to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, December 6, 1992)

James Thomas MAULDIN

MOYOCK - James Thomas "Tommy" MAULDIN, 19, of the 100 block of Universal Circle, died Aug. 11, 2005, in Yuma, Ariz. He was born July 13, 1986, in Virginia Beach. He was a carpenter and avid fisherman. Survivors include his mother, Mary Darden MAULDIN of Moyock; his father, Gary MAULDIN of Yuma, Ariz.; sister, Heidi MAULDIN; brother, Jordan MAULDIN both of Moyock; his maternal grandparents, James and Mary Stewart DARDEN of Virginia Beach; paternal grandfather, Tom MAULDIN of Yuma; two nephews and nine cousins. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Moyock Baptist Church by the Rev. Vic RAMSEY. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 p.m. until the memorial service hour at the church.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C. is assisting the Mauldin family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, August 19, 2005)

Robert Riley MAXWELL

Robert “Bob” Riley MAXWELL, 70, of 237 Beechwood Shores, Moyock, NC, a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, after a courageous fight with cancer. Born August 1, 1937, in Sacramento, California, to Emma MAXWELL, of New Madrid, MO and the late Floyce Leonard MAXWELL, he grew up in New Madrid, Missouri, and spent the last thirty-three years as a resident of Currituck County.  In 1956, Bob joined the United States Navy, serving twenty-one years and retiring as a Master Chief at Northwest Naval Security Group in Chesapeake, Virginia. Following his retirement, he worked for Currituck County Schools and as a postal worker in Elizabeth City. He was a devoted member of the Currituck Lions Club, Kids First Organization, Carolina Crisis Pregnancy Center, and a faithful member and servant of the Currituck High School Athletic Boosters. While he loved all these roles, he truly enjoyed being a family man as one of his favorite roles was that of “Grandpa Bob” to his nine grandchildren.  Surviving are his wife of forty-five years, Mary Ellen MAXWELL of Moyock; four daughters, Mary Beth SLATTUM and her husband, Keith, of Virginia Beach, VA, Susan BANE and her husband, Art, and Christy HODGES and her husband, David, all of Greenville, NC, and Kelly CHARLES and her husband, Mike, of Virginia Beach, VA; nine grandchildren, Lauren OZMORE, Archer BANE, Adam SLATTUM, John David HODGES, Riley BANE, Ryan CHARLES, Caroline CHARLES, Max BANE, and Jack CHARLES; five siblings, Floyce MAXWELL of Springfield, MO, Bill MAXWELL, David MAXWELL, and Larry MAXWELL, all of New Madrid, MO, and Mary Kathryn EDMONDS of Independence, MO. Also surviving is Tom CARPENTER, his brother-in-law and special needs adult, who Bob loved and cared for and currently resides in their home.  A Funeral Mass will be Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 3:00 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church. The Rite of Committal will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors rendered by the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the funeral home, at the VFW Post following the service, and at other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel, 405 Church Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance – Thursday, July 17, 2008)

Mitchell Robert Franklin MAY

Mitchell Robert Franklin “Frank” MAY, 27, of 210 New Bern Drive, Gibbs Woods Community of Knotts Island, NC, died March 13, 2007 at his residence. He was born March 6, 1980 in Virginia Beach, VA, and was the son of Mitchell Jenkins MAY and Kathy Broadbent GREER. He was a member of the Princess Anne Camp # 1993 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and a member of the Mormon Church.  Survivors include his father, Mitchell Jenkins MAY and step-mother Carole MAY of Knotts Island, NC; his mother, Kathy Broadbent GREER and step-father Mike GREER of Mechanicsville, VA; sister, Kathryn Lucille May SECREST of Nashville, TN; two half-brothers, Michael GREER, II of Suffolk, VA and Eric GREER of Mechanicsville, VA; paternal grandfather, Robert VanFlossen MAY of Port Richey, FL; and maternal grandmother, Lucille BROADBENT of Mechanicsville, VA.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Goldie Jenkins MAY and maternal grandfather Charles BROADBENT.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the May family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, March 16, 2007)  [see death certificate]

Fern Christina MAYES

CHESAPEAKE - Fern Christina MAYES of the 1600 block of Rhodes St., departed this life May 17, 2002, in Virginia Beach.  She was born in Moyock, N.C., the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth MAYES. She was affiliated with First Baptist Church West Munden.  Survivors include a son, Tony BRITT of Chesapeake; a brother, William L. MAYES, SR. of Norfolk; four sisters, Ada M. BRIGHT of Norfolk, LaRosa GOFFIGAN and A. Hope SANDERLIN, both of Virginia Beach and Hellen CULBERT of Fayetteville, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at noon Friday at First Baptist Church West Munden, 1541 Lyons Ave., Chesapeake, by the Rev. Dr. John L. ASHBY. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will receive relatives and friends for remembrance and visitation Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at P.G. Thomasson Funeral Services Inc., 1080 N. George Washington Hwy., Chesapeake.  (The Virginian-Pilot – May 22, 2002; pg. B8)

Evelyn MAYFIELD

Evelyn MAYFIELD, a retired presser, died Dec. 29, 1992, in a local hospital.  Mrs. MAYFIELD was born in Moyock, N.C., and retired from Whiteway Laundry after 25 years. She was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Norfolk, the Stewardess Board and the Senior Choir. She also taught Sunday School. She was the widow of Benjamin MAYFIELD.  Survivors include a son, Oliver MAYFIELD of Richmond; four sisters, Mignan COOK and Theodathia CARTER both of Norfolk, Wyoma GASKINS of Chesapeake and Roxanna COLEMAN of Virginia Beach; a brother, Levon ETHERIDGE of Chicago, Ill.; a grandchild, Zelma FINLEY of Norfolk; and four great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul A.M.E. Church by the Rev. T.R. McKENNY. Burial will be in Jones Memorial Park. The family will assemble at the residence. The body will be placed in the church at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – January 3, 1993; pg. B2)

George Clarence MAYZE

SHAWBORO - George Clarence MAYZE, 79, formerly of Chesapeake, died Aug. 22, 2004, in Shawboro, N.C. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk. Viewing hours will also be held today from noon to 1 p.m. at the Francis Gay Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1146 Rodgers St., South Norfolk section of Chesapeake.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, August 25, 2004)

Alleeta Walker MEADS

SHAWBORO - Alleeta Walker MEADS, 75, of Shawboro, NC died Saturday, October 1, 2005 at her residence.  Mrs. MEADS was born July 9, 1930 in Camden County, New Jersey and was the daughter of the late James Wilson and Thelma Murden WALKER. She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church, and a former bank teller with the Bank of Currituck.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 2:00 P. M. at the Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Charles M. STEVENS and Rev. Charles H. WELLONS officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall, and other times at the home in Shawboro, NC.  Survivors include: her husband Carl Lee MEADS, SR. three daughters Linda M. WARDLE and her husband Richard of Currituck, NC, Karen MEADS of Grandy, NC and Becky MEADS of Shawboro, NC; two sons Carl Lee MEADS, JR. and his wife Paula of Silver Springs, MD and Jack Walker MEADS and his wife Carol of Grandy, NC; one sister Thelma W. DUNAVANT of Shawboro, NC; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers; James C. WALKER and Albert C. WALKER.  Arrangements by Twiford Funeral Home in Elizabeth City, N.C.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 4, 2005; pg. 14A)

Ann Sears MEADS

Ann Sears MEADS, 89 of 164 Meads Road, Shawboro, NC died Thursday, May 1, 2008 at her residence. Mrs. MEADS was born in the Currituck County, and was the daughter of the late Robert SEARS and Luna Barnard SEARS. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Elmo “Dubby” MEADS.  She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church, and a volunteer at the Albemarle Hospital for 35 years.  Survivors include her daughter; Kathy MEADS of Santa Cruz, CA., and her son Craig MEADS of Asheville, NC.  The family will join friends Saturday, May 3, from 5:30 P. M. to 7:00 P. M. at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the MEADS family with arrangements.  (Daily Advance – Saturday, May 3, 2008)

Curtis Lee MEADS

IN BARCO - Curtis Lee MEADS, 70, of Barco, died a week ago Tuesday in Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.  Graveside services were held Thursday at 2:00 in the Meads Family Cemetery at the Union Church, Weeksville by the Rev. Earl ALEXANDER, pastor of the Pearl Street Pentecostal Church.  Mr. MEADS was a native of Weeksville, a former resident of Wilson and Elizabeth City, N.C., and for the past year he lived in the Ponderosa Trailer Court near Barco.  He was a retired diesel mechanic, son of the late Wiley and Mrs. Sarah Morse MEADS.  He was a Baptist and a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Pinkham MEADS of the home; one daughter, Mrs. June BARKLEY of Wilson; two sons: Curtis Lee MEADS, JR. of the U.S. Army and Curtis Ray MEADS of Edenton, N.C.; two sisters: Mrs. Mildred OLD of Chesapeake, Va. and Mrs. Lillian MANNING of Greensboro, N.C.; and 2 grandchildren.  (The Southern Post - February 3, 1982)

Karen Lynn MEADS

GRANDY - Karen Lynn MEADS, 50, of Grandy Road, died Tuesday, September 1 at her residence. Born in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of Mr. Carl MEADS and the late Mrs. Alleeta Walker MEADS. She worked at Goose Creek Country Club as the General Manager and was a former bookkeeper with Patrick & Forbes Grain Company.  Mrs. MEADS is survived by her daughter, Stephanie DENNIS of Grandy, NC; a son, Jason DENNIS of Grandy, NC; sisters, Linda WARDLE and husband Richard of Currituck, NC, and Becky MEADS of Shawboro, NC; brothers, Carl MEADS and wife Paula of Silver Spring, MD, and Jack MEADS and wife Carol of Grandy, NC; and her long-time companion, Randy MILLS.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Sharon United Methodist Church with Rev. Renee EDWARDS officiating and Rev. Charles WELLONS assisting. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel and at other times at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Meads family.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 3, 2009; pg. 10A)

Marie Brickhouse MEADS

Marie Brickhouse MEADS, 81, a retired clerk, died May 6, 1991, in a hospital.  Mrs. MEADS, a native of Powells Point, N.C., retired from Smith & Welton after 30 years. She was the widow of Fenner C. MEADS and was a member of St. Bride's Episcopal Church.  Survivors include two brothers, Dallas BRICKHOUSE and Elmo BRICKHOUSE, both of Elizabeth City.  The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot – May 8, 1991; pg. D2)

Otelia C. "Tillie" MEADS

NORFOLK, VA. - Otelia "Tillie" C. MEADS, 83, of Colton, California and formerly of Norfolk, died May 10 in Colton. She was born in Grandy, Currituck County. Mrs. MEADS moved to the Norview area of Norfolk in 1957. She had worked as a bookkeeper in the shipbuilding industry. She is survived by her son, Worth MEADS and wife Sandra of Colton; and three grandsons: Jeff, Mike and Steve, all of California. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17 in Riverside Memorial Park. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, Norfolk, Va. is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 18, 2003; pg. 13A)

 Rosa Stevens Forbes MEADS

IN SHAWBORO - Mrs. Rosa Stevens Forbes MEADS of Shawboro, died Saturday at 5:05 a.m. in the Albemarle Hospital.  She was a native of Camden County and had resided in Shawboro for many years.  She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church.  Graveside services will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Westlawn Memorial Park by Rev. C.H. WELLONS, pastor.  Twifords Memorial Chapel is in charge.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Leary STEVENS and the wife of Charles Herman MEADS of the home.  Besides her husband, she is survived by nieces and nephews.  (The Southern Post - September 21, 1983; pg. 11)

George Winston MEEKINS

POINT HARBOR George Winston MEEKINS, 77, of Point Harbor, died Wednesday, August 24 in an Elizabeth City hospital. A native of Avon, he was the son of the late Moody A. and Missouri Gray MEEKINS. He was a retired salesman for Manteo Furniture Company and was a life-long member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Avon and most recently attended Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Beside his wife [not named], he is survived by two step-daughters: Joan WILLIAMS of Chesapeake, Va. and Kathy WILLIAMS of Avon; two brothers: Reginald MEEKINS of Avon and Moody MEEKINS of Jacksonville, Fla.; and 5 step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. by the Revs. Brad BRADSHAW and Herbert HEMMINGWAY. Burial will follow in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, August 25, 1994; pg. 5A)

Goldie Harrell MEEKINS

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Goldie Harrell MEEKINS, 95, a native of Currituck, died Sunday, April 21 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help nursing home.  She was the widow of Theodore S. MEEKINS, JR. of Manteo.  She is survived by a sister, Beulah H. SHORT and several nieces and nephews.  She was a graduate of East Carolina Teachers College and began her teaching career at Manteo High School in 1928 followed by a position at Poplar Branch High School and Hertford County School System.  She retired as Dare County Director of Welfare.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Manteo cemetery with the Rev. Scott Wilson Parson officiating.  Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, April 23, 2002; pg. 8A)

William L. MEEKINS

CHESAPEAKE -William L. "Billy and Bear" MEEKINS, 61, passed away at a local hospital March 2, 2011. He was born May 8, 1949 in Norfolk to the late Lucian M. and Violet M. MEEKINS and lived in Moyock, N.C., for 15 years. Billy retired after 30 years of service with ILA Local 970. Billy enjoyed his cars, motorcycle, golf, pool and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Carol Johnson MEEKINS of Moyock; three children by previous marriages, Billy Jr. and Anessia MEEKINS, both of Texas and Xylina FRIES of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Lucian Jr. "Buddy" and wife Sharon, Gordon and wife Darlene, both of Norfolk; one sister, Ann L. MITCHELL of Indiana; his father-in-law, Roy JOHNSON; sisters-in-law, Judy and Joann; three brothers-in-law, Billy, Ricky and Roy; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia D. NEWCOMB of Indiana and Erma M. REYNOLDS of Norfolk. A celebration of his life will be held at the home of Buddy MEEKINS from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at 3634 Sharpley Ave., Norfolk.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, March 11, 2011)

Frances Janet MEIGGS

MOYOCK - Frances "Janet" MEIGGS, beloved wife and mother, passed from this earth Saturday, May 28, 2011 in Raleigh, N.C. Born in Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Edith BRILLIANT and Matthew LaGASSE and was the wife of the late Robert "Bobby" MEIGGS. Mrs. MEIGGS is survived by her children, Edie WOMBOLT (Duane), Amy MEIGGS (Kelly HARRELL) and David MEIGGS (Stacey); her granddaughter, Hayley CATO (Susan); and her grandson, Matthew MEIGGS. The family would like to express their gratitude to the wonderful staff at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, and to the loving and caring staff at Wake Hospice Home in Raleigh. A graveside funeral will be conducted Tuesday, May 31, at 11 a.m. at Moyock Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Memorial Chapel Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. and also immediately following the service at Mrs. MEIGGS' residence in Moyock.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City is serving the MEIGGS family.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, May 29, 2011)

Marvin Griggs MEIGGS

IN CAMDEN - Marvin Griggs MEIGGS, age 72, died Saturday [Sept. 17, 1983] at 12:30 a.m. in Norfolk General Hospital after a long illness.  He was a native of Poplar Branch, formerly of Coinjock and lived in Chesapeake, Virginia over 30 years.  He was in the executive branch of a lumber business before retiring from Firestone Rubber and Tire Company after 20 years of working.  Graveside services will be Sunday in the Moyock Memorial Cemetery at 2:00 by the Rev. Robert PUMBER, pastor of Sawyers Creek Baptist Church.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.  He was the son of the late George Washington and Amanda Spence MEIGGS and husband of Mrs. Marjorie Reid MEIGGS of the home.  Other survivors besides Mr. MEIGGS' wife are one son, Marvin M. HARDY, JR. of Gallatin, Tenn.  (The Southern Post - September 21, 1983; pg. 11)

Robert Sears MEIGGS

Robert Sears MEIGGS, 61, died Sept. 1, 1992, in Murfreesboro.  Mr. MEIGGS was born in Currituck County. He was employed at United Turf as a superintendent. He was a member of Como Ruritan Club and was deacon and charter member of the Fellowship Baptist Church, Moyock. He was past fire chief of the Moyock Volunteer Fire Department.  Survivors include his wife, Janet Foster MEIGGS; two daughters, Edie M. WOMBOLT of Virginia Beach and Amy L. MEIGGS of Norfolk; a son, David M. MEIGGS of Elizabeth City; his mother, Pearl Sears MEIGGS of Barco; six sisters, Dora CARTER of Valley Center, Calif., Laura SPENCER of Bedford, Va., Peg McOMIE of San Diego, Calif., Sandra HOOKER of Mapleton, Minn., Edna MEADS of Accokeek, Md., and Dot LEY of Currituck; four brothers, Clarence MEIGGS of White Plains, Md., William MEIGGS and Stanley MEIGGS of Shawboro, and Ralph MEIGGS of Moyock.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Fellowship Baptist Church, Moyock, by the Rev. James HARRINGTON. Burial will be in the Moyock Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 3, 1992; pg. D2)

Shirley Jones MEIXEL

Shirley Jones MEIXEL, 68, died June 20, 1996, at her home in Grandy, N.C.  She was a longtime resident of Virginia Beach. She was a homemaker and was Catholic by faith. She held memberships in the Sultanas of Padul Caravan (NU)69 Order of Alhambra, the Holy Family Parish of Elizabeth City, Currituck Station and was a longtime member of St. Matthews Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by a son, James L. MEIXEL and her parents, William W. and Sally JONES.  She is survived by her husband, Walter J. MEIXEL of Grandy; a daughter, Elizabeth ''Beth'' MEIXEL of Virginia Beach; three sons, Everett C. MEIXEL of Virginia Beach, Ralph D. HOWERIN, Marvin E. HOWERIN of Tennessee. She is also survived by three sisters, Dorothy M. DION, Jenny ADCOCK, both of North Carolina, Frances ROSS of Florida; three grandchildren, Jason E. MEIXEL and his fiancée, Dana BOWEN, Brandon and Whitney MEIXEL, all of Florida. She will be missed by a host of loving nieces and nephews, especially Marion and Anne CALCAGNI and Sheila MACKEY.  A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today in St. Johns. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Father Dwight SCHRADER will be officiating.  A reception will be held in St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Virginia Beach. Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - June 22, 1996; pg. B5)

Annie Sutton MELSON

Annie Sutton MELSON, 93, of Powells Point, NC died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  Born in Currituck County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Elizabeth Brickhouse SUTTON and was the wife of the late Zadoke A. MELSON, SR.  Her life was molded by the hardships of the 30s and long hours serving others to help provide a home cherished by her children.  She was a devoted and loyal friend to many and will be remembered for her quick-witted, homespun humor.   Mrs. MELSON is survived by one daughter Cloey M. PARK of Powells Point, NC; a son, Zadoke A. “Butch” MELSON, JR. of Chesapeake, VA; two sisters, Marie LAWRENCE and Elizabeth HELKEY, both of Norfolk, VA; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Evelyn M. OWENS and two brothers, Claude H. SUTTON and St. Clair SUTTON.  A funeral service will take place Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Powells Point Baptist Church with the Rev. James CLARK officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Memorial Chapel on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Melson family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Arthur Mathias MELSON

IN CHESAPEAKE - Arthur Mathias MELSON, 75, of Chesapeake, Va., died Friday in Virginia Beach General Hospital.  He was a native of Poplar Branch, N.C. and lived in Virginia for a number of years.  Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. in the Coinjock Baptist Church by Rev. Carter MORRELL, pastor.  Burial followed in the Hampton Cemetery in Waterlilly.  Mr. MELSON was a retired merchant seaman and a member of the Coinjock Baptist Church.  He was the son of the late Milton M. and Mrs. Penelope Hayman MELSON and the widower of Robanna Forbes MELSON.  Surviving are three sisters: Miss Hilda MELSON of Coinjock [rest of obit was not in this paper]  (The Southern Post - December 8, 1982; pg. 13)

DeAlva Johnson MELSON

HARBINGER - DeAlva "Dee" Johnson MELSON of Harbinger, N.C. died at Winslow Memorial Home on Friday, July 16, 2004.  Born in Savannah, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Iva D. [see note] and Hattie Forehand JOHNSON and was the widow of William Donald MELSON.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Jarvisburg Church of Christ.  Mrs. MELSON is survived by one daughter, Doree M. SCARBOROUGH and husband McDonald of Harbinger; one sons, Don Marshall MELSON of Elizabeth City; two brothers: Rupert JOHNSON of Blufton, Ga. and Jack JOHNSON of Columbia, S.C.; two grandchildren: Heather DAY and Christopher M. DAY; and two great-grandchildren: Taylor Nicole and Katilyn MELINA.  A graveside funeral service will be held today, July 18, at 4:30 in Powells Point Christin Church Cemetery with the Rev. Cecil STYONS and Dennis CREHAN officiating.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Sunday, July 18, 2004)  NOTE: Grandson, Ned Johnson, says his grandfather's name was actually Ivy D. Johnson, not Iva.

 Joseph Carol MELSON, Jr.

COINJOCK - Joseph Carol MELSON, JR., 68, of 216 Worth Guard Road, Lot 1, Coinjock, NC, died Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Albemarle Hospital. A native of Currituck County, he was the son of the late Joseph Carol MELSON, SR. and Ruby Walker MELSON. He was retired from the US Coast Guard after 25 years of service; was a member of American Legion Post 188, Coinjock, NC and Coinjock Baptist Church.  Mr. MELSON is survived by a son, William MELSON of Semmes, AL, and a sister, Linda M. SNEAD of Waterlily, NC, and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Johnny MELSON.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 10, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in Coinjock Baptist Church with the Rev. George POLLOCK officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Nina Gallop MELSON

HARBINGER Nina Gallop MELSON, 90, of Harbinger, died Dec. 30 in Lewiston, New York. She was a native of Currituck County and had lived with her daughter in Niagara Falls, N.Y. since 1988. She was a member of the Powells Point Christian Church. She was the daughter of the late Marion and Lenora Evans GALLOP and the widow of Tommy R. MELSON. Survivors include one daughter, Gladys M. GUERCIO of Niagara Falls, NY; 2 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one great-great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by 6 brothers and 2 sisters [not named]. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at Powells Point Christian Church with the Rev. Cecil STYONS officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, January 5, 1995; pg. 6A)

Fannie Smith MELTON

Fannie Smith MELTON died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 1993, in Takoma Park, Md.  Mrs. MELTON grew up in Knotts Island, N.C., and raised her family in the South Norfolk, Va., area. She was 93.  She was the daughter of the late William E. and Amy SIMPSON and wife of the late Blumer W. MELTON. She is survived by her three grandsons, Robert W., William M., and Harold M. MUMA. Graveside services will be held at Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, Va., on Thursday at 2 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot – January 12, 1993; pg. D4)

Roberta Jane Kassin MENDENHALL

Roberta Jane Kassin MENDENHALL, 53, of Moyock, NC, and a former resident of Florida, died Wednesday April 5, 2006 in Sentara Nursing Home in Barco, NC.  Survivors include her daughters; Kelly MENDENHALL and Tammy MENDENHALL both of Boca Raton, FL., and Robin ARCHER of Rochester, NY., her sisters Diana CAIFACI of Camden, Gail BEVERLY of Moyock and Denise McRAE of Detroit, MI., brother David Wayne KASSIN of Detroit, MI. and two grandchildren.  Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Troy, MI., at a later date.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Mendenhall family with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - April 7, 2006)

Virginia Crank MENZACO

POINT HARBOR Virginia Crank MENZACO, 70, DIED October 5 in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. She was a native of Currituck County, the daughter of the late Porcius F. CRANK, SR. and Lenora Gallop CRANK and the widow of Joseph John MENZACO. She was a homemaker and a member of Powells Point Christian Church in Harbinger. Survivors include two daughters: Camilla WILLIAMSON of Greenville and Danna RICHARDS of Goldsboro; a sister, Margaret Crank MATTHEWS of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, Porcius F. CRANK, JR. of Harbinger; and 4 grandchildren. Graveside services were held Sunday at Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery in Harbinger with the Rev. Herbert HEMINGWAY officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – October 8, 1991)

Alverta MERCER

Alverta MERCER died Feb. 6, 1991, in a hospital.  Mrs. MERCER, a native of Currituck County, was a member of New Providence Baptist Church, Shawboro, N.C.  Survivors include her husband, Bruce MERCER, SR.; three daughters, Esther GREEN of Richmond, Alverta CUFFEE of Virginia Beach and Ida Mae MERCER of Chesapeake; seven sons, Wilbert L. BARNARD, Lewis MERCER, Bruce MERCER, JR., Clyde MERCER, Robert MERCER, Arthur MERCER and Albert MERCER.  (The Virginian-Pilot – February 9, 1991; pg. B2)

Eva Melson MERCER

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Eva Melson MERCER, 82, died February 2 in Camelot Hall Nursing Home in Virginia Beach. She was born in Waterlily, the daughter of the late Milton and Penelopy Hayman MELSON and the widow of Richard W. MERCER. She had retired from the Currituck County Public School System after 21 years. She was a dietician and was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Grandy. She is survived by two daughters: Esther HALL of Virginia Beach and Porcha HOLDEN of Greenville, S.C.; one sister, Elizabeth MARSLENDER of Chesapeake, Va.; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Mercer Family Cemetery in Grandy with the Rev. Lindy JONES officiating. Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Chesapeake is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, February 4, 1993; pg. 7A)

Everett M. MERCER

Everett M. MERCER, 75, of the 1500 block of Currituck Hwy., died May 17, 2006. A funeral will be today at noon in New Sawyer’s Creek Baptist Church, Camden. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, May 20, 2006)

Irene Cowell MERCER

HAMPTON - Irene Cowell MERCER, 88, died Friday, April 7, in Sentara Hampton General Hospital. She was born in Camden, N.C. and was a homemaker.  She was a member of New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Shawboro, N.C., and a member of the Rebecca Lodge No. 23 Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Robertson of New York City; 44 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren.   A funeral will be conducted at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Hearlen TROTMAN. Burial will be in the Cowell family cemetery in Currituck, N.C.  The body may be viewed at Robinson and Son Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, N.C.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - April 9, 1989; pg. C6)

Joseph Emanuel MERCER

MOYOCK - Joseph Emanuel MERCER, 85, died July 9, 2003, in Sentara Nursing Center, Barco. He was the son of the late George and Rosa Bogues MERCER. Survivors include his wife, Hattie Lewis MERCER; two sisters, Elizabeth M. JOHNSON and Mavis HARRIS, both of Moyock; two brothers, George MERCER, JR. and Milford MERCER, both of Moyock. A funeral will be at noon today in New Sawyer's Creek Missionary Church, Camden. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, July 14, 2003; pg. B8)

Margaret Elizabeth MERCER

MOYOCK - Margaret Elizabeth MERCER, 46, of the 100 block of Newtown Road died on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at her residence. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 29,  at 2 p.m. in Pilgrim Journey AME Zion Church in Moyock with burial in the Moyock Community Cemetery.  Miss MERCER was the daughter of the late Andrew George MERCER, SR. and Geraldine Perry MERCER.  She was a graduate of Knapp High School in Currituck.  Miss MERCER furthered her education as a graduate of College of the Albemarle Cosmetology program in Elizabeth City.  Besides her mother she is also survived by one son, Clayton MERCER of Moyock; one sister, Anna POWELL of Boston, Mass.; two brothers: Garry MERCER of Marshall, Minnesota and Andrew G. MERCER, JR. of Freehold, N.J.; and one grandchild.  Robinson & Son Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Coastland Times- Tuesday, May 31, 2005; pg. 9A)

Martha Luvenia MERCER

Martha Luvenia MERCER, 83, died Jan. 7, 1996. The funeral will be at noon Saturday in Pilgrim Journey A.M.E. Zion Church, Moyock, N.C. Metropolitan Funeral Service is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – January 11, 1996; pg. B4)

Virginia Evalina MERCER

Virginia Evalina MERCER, 74, of 167 Sawyertown Road, Moyock, N.C., died on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Chesapeake General Hospital, Chesapeake, Va. She was the wife of John S. MERCER. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at Christian Home Baptist Church in Moyock, N.C., with the Rev. Barry Chris POWELL officiating and delivering the eulogy. Burial was in the church cemetery. Viewing took place at the funeral home on Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Walson Funeral Home, 723 Parsonage Street, is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance [Elizabeth City] – Saturday, March 7, 2009)

Bernard Carl MERKEL

GRANDY Bernard Carl MERKEL, 77, of Walnut Island, Grandy, died Friday, Nov. 14 in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. He was a native of Richmond, Va. and a retired printing engraver. He was the son of the late William F. MERKEL, SR. and Blanche Emma MERKEL. Survivors include four nieces: Nita M. JONES of Richmond, Linda G. MANNING of Dallas, Texas, Elizabeth M. OWENS of Roanoke, Va. and Brenda M. SMITH of Raleigh; two nephews: William L. MANNING of Richmond and Toby W. MERKEL of Kitty Hawk. A graveside funeral service was held Nov. 17 in Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, Va. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, November 18, 1997; pg. 10A)

 Darrell Allen MERRELL

GRANDY - Darrell Allen MERRELL, 55, of 126 Hunters Ridge Road, Grandy, died Tuesday Jan. 12, 2010 in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. A native of Currituck County, he was the son of the late St. Elmo "Elmer" and Mrs. Nellie Ferebee MERRELL. He was retired from the Town of Kill Devil Hills, as the Director of Public Services, a member and Past Master of Coinjock Masonic Lodge # 463 AF & AM, an avid hunter and sportsman, Past President and CEO of the Narrow Shores Hunting Lodge and had love for his family, friends and all things of North Carolina. Mr. Merrell is survived by a two daughters, Summer YACOVETTI of Arcadia, Fla., Kelly MERRELL of Kitty Hawk; a son, Kris MERRELL of Aydlett; three sisters, Marie OLD of South Mills, Judy BRICKHOUSE of Southern Shores, Kay LEWIS of Md.; one brother, Michael MERRELL of Grandy; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. on his farm, 126 Hunters Ridge Road, Grandy, with Rev. Steven KING officiating. Masonic Rites will also be held. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is assisting the family.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, January 15, 2010)

Elsie Saunders MERRELL

Elsie Saunders MERRELL, 96, of 856 Aydlett Road, Aydlett, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at the Outer Banks Hospital. She was born in Poplar Branch, the daughter of the late Ellie Wilson and Bessie Owens SAUNDERS and was the widow of Tillman MERRELL. Mrs. MERRELL was a retired Post Master of the Aydlett Post Office, a member of Sharon United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Coinjock Chapter #218 OES, and was a former member of the Poplar Branch Arts and Crafts. A devoted wife of 76 years to Mr. Tillman MERRELL who died March 30, 2008 is survived by a daughter, Jeanette M. VITASEK of Chesapeake, Va.; two sons, T. Wayne MERRELL of Aydlett, and Dan L. MERRELL of Kill Devil Hills; two sisters, Norma BARCO of Grandy and Hazel HAWKINS of Chesapeake, Va., six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 2 p.m. in Mount Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. David BLACKMAN and Rev. Renee EDWARDS officiating. Burial will follow in the Saunders Family Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, May 30, 2008)

Hilda Virginia Bryant MERRELL

POPLAR BRANCH - Mrs. Hilda Virginia Bryant MERRELL, age 85, of Poplar Branch, NC, died Wednesday, December 22, 2004, at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. MERRELL, a native of Bertie County, NC, was the daughter of the late Goldie Deveridge BRYANT, SR., and Elizabeth BRYANT, and the wife of Roy Edward MERRELL, SR., of the residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church.  Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Sandra Merrell KAYLOR, and husband Robert, of Sanford, NC; two sons, Roy Edward MERRELL, and wife Linda, of San Antonio, TX, and Randy Lee MERRELL, and wife Mary Beth, of Elizabeth City, NC; two sisters, Gloria PHIPPS of Chesapeake, VA, and Pearl SHIVLEY of Augusta, GA; a brother, Goldie BRYANT, JR., of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchild, Bryan Edward MERRELL, Shannon Merrell DEAVERS, Austin Shepard KAYLOR, Zeb Merrell KAYLOR, and Justin Lee MERRELL; and three great grandchildren, Bailey DEAVERS, Shelton DEAVERS, and Caleb DEAVERS.  Funeral services will be Monday, December 27, 2004, at 11:00 AM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill THORN officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford's Funeral Home Records)

Isaac Holly MERRELL

Submitted by Judy Merrell Brickhouse.  Isaac Holly Merrell was born Nov. 4, 1882 and died Apr. 18, 1958  The newspapers that these articles came from is unknown.  See the Merrell family  photo album.

Nellie Ferebee MERRELL

Nellie Ferebee MERRELL, 87, of Grandy, N.C., died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at Albemarle Hospital. Ms. MERRELL was born on Dec. 30, 1921 in Shawboro, N.C., to the late Mitchell Simmons FEREBEE and Annie Lee SEARS. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Grandy. Ms. MERRELL is survived by three daughters, Marie OLD and husband, E.W., of South Mills, N.C., Kaye LEWIS of Stevensville, Md., and Judy BRICKHOUSE of Southern Shores, N.C.; two sons, Darrell MERRELL and special friend, Rebecca FRONIUS, of Grandy, Michael MERRELL and wife, Pam, of Grandy; one sister, Manie GRANDY of Elizabeth City; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter Louise SAWYER and two sons Carroll and Winfred "Bud" MERRELL. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, N.C. with Carl KRITES officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the lobby of the funeral home and at other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. OLD, 167 Chamberlin Road, South Mills, N.C. Twiford's Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is assisting the Merrell family.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, February 20, 2009) [NOTE from Judy BrickhouseMrs. Merrell was preceded in death by her husband, St. Elmo "Elmer" Merrell on January 20, 1999.]

Paulina Woodhouse MERRELL


Submitted by Judy Merrell Brickhouse.  Paulina was born Sept. 16, 1882 and died Aug. 10, 1963.  The newspapers that these articles came from is unknown.  See the Merrell family  photo album.

Roy Edward MERRELL, SR.

CURRITUCK - Roy Edward MERRELL, SR., 94 of 5940 Caratoke Highway, Currituck, NC died Friday, December 4, 2009 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Mr. MERRELL, a native of Currituck County, was the son of the late Isaac Holly MERREL and Paulina Woodhouse MERRELL and the widower of Hilda Bryant MERRELL. He was a retired welder from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II having served in the Philippines, and a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church. Mr. MERRELL was an avid sportsman, especially duck and goose hunting on Currituck Sound.  Mr. MERRELL is survived by a daughter, Sandra Merrell KAYLOR and husband Robert S. of Fayetteville, NC; two sons, R. Edward MERRELL, JR., and wife Linda of Cibolo, TX, and Randy Lee MERRELL and wife Mary Beth of Elizabeth City, NC; three sisters, Marie HENDERSON, Mary FRANSSEN, and Lessie PUGH; five grandchildren Bryan E. MERRELL and wife Dawn, Shannon M. DEAVERS and husband Tracey, Austin S. KAYLOR and wife Serena, Zeb M. KAYLOR, and Justin L. MERRELL and wife Tesha; and four great- grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Monday, December 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill THORN officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post #6060. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7:30 to 8:30 PM at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of the son, Mr. & Mrs. Randy MERRELL, 2512 Dan and Mary Street, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Tillman S. MERRELL

AYDLETT - Tillman S. MERRELL, 99, of 856 Aydlett Road, Aydlett, N.C., died Sunday, March 30, 2008, in the Outer Banks Hospital. He was born in Grandy, N.C. to the late Isaac H. and Paulina Woodhouse MERRELL. Mr. MERRELL was a retired civil service engineman, a member and past master of the Currituck Lodge #463 A.F. & A.M. and a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of New Bern, NC. Mr. MERRELL is survived by his wife of 76 years, Elsie Saunders MERRELL; one daughter, Jeanette M. VITASEK of Chesapeake, Va.; two sons, T. Wayne MERRELL of Aydlett, N.C. and Dan L. MERRELL of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; three sisters, Marie HENDERSON of Calif., Mary FRANSSEN of Wash., and Lessie PUGH of Md.; one brother, Roy MERRELL of Elizabeth City, N.C. Also surviving are six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 3, 2008, at 2 p.m. in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church by Revs. David BLACKMAN and Renee EDWARDS. Burial with Masonic rites will follow in the Saunders Family Cemetery, Poplar Branch, NC. The family will be at their residence, 856 Aydlett Road, Aydlett, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the MERRELL family.  (The Daily Advance – Tuesday, April 1. 2008)

Winfred Stanley MERRELL

GRANDY - Winfred Stanley "Bud" MERRELL, 63, of the 6600 block of Caratoke Hwy., died Aug. 6, 2005 in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City. Mr. MERRELL was the son of the late St. Elmo "Elmer" MERRELL and Nellie Ferebee MERRELL of Poplar Branch.  He was born in Currituck County and was a commercial fisherman.  In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a sister, Louise SAWYER and a brother, Carroll MERRELL.  Surviving other than his mother, are four sons: Michael Stanley MERRELL and wife Pam of Poplar Branch, Ronnie MERRELL and wife Pattie of Kill devil Hills, Brian MERRELL of Elizabeth City, and Doug MERRELL of Hertford; three sisters: Marie M. OLD and husband E.W. of South Mills, Kay M. LEWIS of Stevensville, Md., and Judy M. BRICKHOUSE of Southern Shores; a brother, Darrell MERRELL and wife Beverly of Aydlett; and 3 grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 9,  at 6 p.m. at Poplar Branch Landing. Miller Funeral Home, Edenton, is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 9, 2005; pg. 12A)


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