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Christopher Andrew PAINTER

MOYOCK - Christopher Andrew PAINTER passed away at the young age of 17 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Jan. 16, 2004. He is survived by his mother, Kimberly Lynn LONG; stepfather, David LONG; father, Rick TALMAGE; stepmother, Ronnie ALDRIDGE; brother, Kevin PAINTER and sister, Brittany TALMAGE; grandparents, Pamela and Glendall WILSON, Faye and Dale PRESCOTT; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was also the loving boyfriend and proud father-to-be of Eva LANE and unborn baby, Madison. Chris was a junior at Currituck County High School who will be sorely missed by many friends and loved ones. A funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake. Burial will follow at Moyock Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, January 20, 2004)

Margaret Poyner PAINTER

Margaret Poyner PAINTER, 98, of 168 Puddin Ridge Road, Moyock, NC died Thursday, November 27, 2008 at her residence. She was born February 2, 1910 to the late Jette Wilson and Amanda Reese POYNER and was the widow of the late Frank PAINTER. Mrs. PAINTER was a member of the Moyock United Methodist Church where she was organist, pianist and choir member for over 35 years.  She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins of which includes, Clara Reese WHITEHURST and her family of Moyock, NC, Harry and Alice FAIRCLOTH and their family of Kitty Hawk, NC, Martin and Marilyn POYNER of Florida, Jimmy and Becky HALL of Moyock, NC and Charles and Lois COLLINS of Georgia. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Elizabeth SANDERLIN, Frances HALL and Alice STEPHENS and a brother, Walter POYNER. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Mrs. PAINTER’s caregivers.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 29, 2008, at 2:00pm in Moyock United Methodist Church by Rev. Steve CASTLE. Burial will be in the Moyock Memorial Cemetery. The family will greet friends and relatives immediately following the service at the church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to funeral service. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the PAINTER family.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 30, 2008; pg. 10A)

George W. PALLETTE, SR.

PORTSMOUTH - George W. PALLETTE, SR., 84, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. A native of Norfolk, and the son of the late George W. and Blanche Corbell PALLETTE, he retired in 1984 from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a General Foreman in Shop 72. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, where he was assistant to the treasurer for many years. He loved fishing, helping others and was an avid bridge player. He is survived by his wife, Martha Jones PALLETTE; a son, George W. PALLETTE, JR. of St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Catherine ANSELL of Knotts Island, N.C. He was predeceased by his first wife, Anna, and a daughter, Rebecca. A graveside service will be held Friday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Eileen WALSH of St. Christopher's. A reception will follow the service at the church.  Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is handling arrangements.   (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, December 7, 2010)

Trudy Haney PALMER

Trudy Haney PALMER, 79, of 104 Mallard Street, Grandy, NC, died Monday December 28, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Henderson, NC, to the late Jerry and Irene Davis HANEY. Mrs. PALMER was a member of Grandy Assembly of God Church where she served as a missionette sponsor, and received the Woman of the Year in 2005 through the Grandy Assembly of God Women’s Ministries, and was in the Currituck Christian Women’s Club. She also was a Girl Scout Leader for the Brownies #742, Juniors #336, and Cadettes #491 and worked as a prayer counselor for the Christian Broadcast Network.  Survivors include her husband Norman Willard PALMER of the residence; a daughter, Patricia Palmer RUSSELL and husband Nathaniel of Jarvisburg, NC; a son, Norman Richard PALMER of Grandy, NC; and eight grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Friday, January 1, 2010 at 11:00 am at Grandy Assembly of God Church with Rev. Steven KING officiating. The family will receive friends at the church Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 and at other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Palmer family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Janice Ida Thompson PANNELL

Janice Ida Thompson PANNELL, 61, of 105 Carols Circle, Moyock, NC, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at her residence. A native of Lawrence Co., TN, she was the daughter of Eunice Lucille WHITE, the adopted daughter of J. Forrest THOMPSON, and loving wife of 40 years to Thomas Blaine PANNELL. She was a dedicated mother and homemaker, noted by all to be devoted to her family and friends and faithful to follow her Savior, Jesus Christ, volunteering to teach Bible study groups, mentoring, and donating her time and resources to her church and community.  She is now reunited with her granddaughter, Elizabeth Joy PANNELL, and is survived by her husband as well as three daughters, Leigh Ellen DIX and husband Keith Edward DIX, Judith Anne PANNELL and Janice Catherine PANNELL, and two sons, Thomas Daniel PANNELL and Benjamin Joseph PANNELL and wife Shannon Leah-Ann PANNELL, and five grandchildren, Thomas Michael DIX, Maren Noel DIX, Isaiah Daniel DIX, Ephraim Blaine PANNELL and Edward Joseph PANNELL.  A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 29th at 7:00 p.m. at Rivers of Living Water Church, 1001 Indian Lakes Blvd. in Virginia Beach, with the Rev. Lanny CLARK officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Arrangements may be sent to the residence or brought to the service; the church office will be closed.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Pannell family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Carrie Twiddy PARKER

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Carrie Twiddy PARKER, 95, of Harbinger, died May 13. She was born December 25, 1901 in Pasquotank County and was the daughter of the late Zenith and Nan Swain TWIDDY. She was a homemaker and was a member of Powells Point Christian Church at Harbinger. She is survived by her husband, Vernon A. PARKER of the home; two daughters: Idella P. OWENS of Norfolk and Geraldine P. RYDER of Sanford; one son, Edgar A. PARKER of Chesapeake; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A graveside service in Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery will be conducted on Friday, May 16 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Glenn WHITE officiating. Twiford Funeral Home in Chesapeake is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, May 15, 1997; pg. 8A)

Cecil Aubrey PARKER

Cecil Aubrey PARKER, 87, died Sept. 11, 2002, in DePaul Hospital. He was born in Currituck County, Aug. 1, 1915, to Goldie and Seward PARKER. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Land PARKER of the residence. Mr. PARKER was retired in 1971 after having completed over 30 years of military and civilian federal service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and collecting caps. Thanks to all who came to the home to help care for him.  Besides his wife, Mr. PARKER is survived by two daughters, Jessie P. MOORE and husband Carl of Poplar Branch, N.C., and Janet Ruth HATFIELD and husband Warren of Norfolk; five grandchildren, Kathryn BEYERSDORF and husband Russell, Stephen MOORE, Eric MOORE, Jason Evans, Shannon EVANS; two step-grandsons, Skip HATFIELD and Brandon HATFIELD; a great-grandson, Jaden PAYNE; a nephew, Ray CUSIC; and a niece, Marlene SMITH. He was predeceased by two brothers, Rupert PARKER and Alva Leigh PARKER A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Sharon United Methodist Church in Poplar Branch, N.C., with the Rev. Gene GOLDFINCH assisted by Thomas COLLIE. Burial will follow in the PARKER Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl MOORE, Poplar Branch, N.C., and today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1205 Elk Ave., Norfolk.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 13, 2002; pg. B8)

Dorothy Land PARKER

NORFOLK, VA. - Dorothy "Dot" Land PARKER, 80, of Norfolk, Virginia, died Friday, September 17, 2004, in DePaul Hospital.  She was born January 6, 1924, in Norfolk, Virginia, to Early Lee LAND and Jessie Coppersmith LAND, and was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Cecil Aubrey PARKER on September 11, 2002. Mrs. PARKER was a member of the Sharon United Methodist Church, and was a retired medical secretary having worked in the medical field from 1941 to 1970.  Survivors include two daughters, Jessie N. MOORE and her husband Carl of Poplar Branch, NC, and Janet R. HATFIELD and her husband Warren of Norfolk, Virginia; one niece Marlene SMITH of St. Port Lucie, Florida; one nephew Ray CUSIC of Virginia Beach, Virginia, five grandchildren Kathryn M. BEYERSDORF and husband Russell, Stephen MOORE, Eric MOORE, Jason EVANS and Shannon EVANS; two step-grandsons, Skip HATFIELD and Brandon HATFIELD; and a great-grandson Jaden EVANS.  A graveside service will be held Monday, September 20, 2004, at 1:00 P. M. at the Parker Family Cemetery, Aydlett Road, Poplar Branch, NC, with Rev. Steve CASTLE officiating. The family will be at the home of her daughter Jessie N. MOORE, Poplar Branch, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home records)

Edith Gallop PARKER

Edith Gallop PARKER, 96, of the 200 block of N. Spot Road, died Monday night, June 28, 1999, at her residence.  She was a native of Currituck County, a homemaker and a lifelong member of Powells Point Christian Church, Harbinger, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Ike Merrell and Bertie Montague GALLOP, SR., and the widow of Charlie Henry PARKER.  Mrs. PARKER is survived by a daughter, Kathleen PARKER; a son, Floyd PARKER and wife, Joann, all of Powells Point; two sisters, Sybil BRICKHOUSE of Harbinger and Dorothy OUTLAND of Grandy, N.C.; two brothers, Herbert GALLOP and Ralph GALLOP Sr., both of Harbinger; a granddaughter, Iris and husband, Kevin CLARK; two great-grandsons, Buddy and Wayne CLARK, all of Powells Point.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Powells Point Christian Church, Harbringer, by Jerry OWENS and Cecil STYONS. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. PARKER will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. The family will receive friends at the residence. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 30, 1999; pg. B7)

Elsie Ballance PARKER

POWELLS POINT - Elsie Ballance PARKER, 80, of N. Spot Road, died Dec. 28, 2004, at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. PARKER, a native of Portsmouth, was the daughter of the late William Belton BALLANCE and Katherine Gruber BALLANCE and the widow of Robert Hilton PARKER. She was a member of Powell's Point Baptist Church and a homemaker. Mrs. PARKER is survived by two daughters, Sharon P. SARGENT and husband Roger L. SARGENT and Gloria P. MARUSKIN and husband John B. MARUSKIN, all of Spot, N.C.; a son, David R. PARKER of Spot; a brother, Buddy BALLANCE of Chesapeake; three grandchildren, Jamie SARGENT, Taylor SARGENT and Mason PARKER, all of Spot; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Powell's Point Christian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Herbert HEMINGWAY and the Rev. David COXSON. The family will receive friends at the residence of the daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. SARGENT in Powell's Point, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, December 29, 2004)

Floyd Leland PARKER

SPOT - Floyd "Fluff" Leland PARKER, age 76, of Spot Road, in the Spot community of Powells Point, NC, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004 in Norfolk General Hospital. He was a native of Currituck County, NC, and was the son of the late Charlie and Edie Gallop PARKER. He was the husband of Joann Forbes PARKER of the residence. Mr. PARKER was a retired commercial fisherman and was an elder at Powell’s Point Christian Church.  Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Iris Ann Parker CLARK and Stephen HARRIS; one sister Kathleen PARKER of Spot, NC; two grandchildren, Buddy and Wayne CLARK both of Spot, NC. He was predeceased by one son, Gary Wayne PARKER, and one son-in-law, Kevin CLARK, SR.  A memorial service will be Sunday, July 18, 2004 in Powells Point Christian Church at 2:00 PM with the Rev. David COXSON, Rev. Cecil STYONS, and Rev. Jerry OWENS. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Powells Point Christian Church.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, July 15, 2004)

Gerald Shannon PARKER

IN COINJOCK - Gerald Shannon PARKER, 54, of Norfolk, Va., died January 21 in DePaul Hospital in Norfolk.  Funeral services were January 23 at 1:30 in Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake, Va.  Burial was in the family cemetery in Coinjock.  Mr. PARKER was a native of Coinjock and a retired construction worker.  He was the son of the late Apolas Bradwell and Mrs. Lilly Mae Jones PARKER.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Madge Marie PARKER of the home; a sister, Mrs. Laura Lee UMPHLETT of Grandy; three brothers: Edward E. PARKER of Roanoke, Va., M.R. PARKER of Chesapeake, Va. and Raymond E. + of California.  (The Southern Post - January 27, 1982)

Inez Sowers PARKER

POWELLS POINT A funeral service for Mrs. Inez Sowers PARKER, who died Tuesday night in Albemarle Hospital were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Powells Point Christian Church at Harbinger by the Rev. George BONDURANT of Roanoke Bible College, assisted by the Rev. Glen MORAN, pastor of Powells Point Christian Church. "Abide With Me" and "This World Is Not My Home" were sung by Miss Ora Jane SCRUGGS, Miss Barbara SPRUILL, Ted CLIFTON and Bruce WATSON. Dr. C.N. WRIGHT accompanied at the organ. The casket pall consisted of red and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Herman GALLOP, Ernest GALLOP, Edgar PARKER, Paul PARKER, Mac CARAWON and Lloyd BANKS. Burial followed in the church cemetery. (The Coastland Times – Saturday, March 12, 1963)

Lloyd Sanford PARKER

MOYOCK - Lloyd Sanford PARKER, 72, was welcomed into his Creator's warm embrace on April 3, 2008. He was born October 23, 1935 to the late Philip "Tuck" POWERS and Lydia Ann POWERS. A native of Moyock, he was retired from Warwick Plumbing & Heating in Newport News, Va., and was a member of Northwest Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Va. Lloyd was a man of great integrity and strength. He had an unfailing work ethic, which he instilled in his children. He lived to see each of them successful in their chosen fields of endeavor. He was passionate about politics and current events and kept himself informed on the issues of the day. An avid nature lover, he could often be found in the fields behind the house, watching and photographing the wildlife wandering on his property. Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife, Catherine PARKER; children, Stephen PARKER and wife, Donna, of Sunbury, N.C., David PARKER and wife, Terry, of Norfolk, Va., Michael PARKER and wife, Shelley, of Moyock, N.C., Sandra REYNOLDS and husband, Brad, of Moyock, and Tammy LOPEZ and husband, Hector, of Pasedena, Texas. He is also survived by a brother, Leonard and wife, Ann, of Moyock; a sister, Loretta LAWSON and husband, Allen, of Vanceboro, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and grandchildren, Mandy, Adam, Sarah, Wesley, Nolan, Claire, Jordan, Joseph, Willie, Alicia, and Eddy. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday at Twiford's Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Moyock Baptist Church, with burial to following the family cemetery in Moyock.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, April 4, 2008)

R. PARKER

WATERLILY NOTES Mr. R. PARKER, of Bell's Island departed this life on Monday 12th inst. after several weeks of suffering. He leaves a wife and four children and many relatives and friends. (The Economist-Falcon – Friday, September 23, 1898; pg. 2)

Roger Lee PARKER

POWELLS POINT Roger Lee PARKER, 49, died Tuesday, May 5 at his residence. He was born in Manteo and was a carpenter and a Protestant. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was the son of Ronald E. "Junior" PARKER, JR. and Lois Burbage PARKER of Kill Devil Hills and the husband of Beverly Joyner PARKER of the home. Beside his parents, he is survived by one son, Adrian PARKER of Hertford; one brother, Roy E. PARKER of Kill Devil Hills; and one grandchild, Jessie Leigh PARKER. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 8 at Twiford's Colony Chapel [Manteo] at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Eugene McLAWHORN officiating. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, May 7, 1998; pg. 11A)

Vernon Alonzo PARKER

CHESAPEAKE - Vernon Alonzo PARKER, 99, died Sept. 2, 2001.  He was born in Harbinger, N.C. on May 28, 1902 to the late Johnathan and Inez Sowers PARKER.  Mr. PARKER was a member of Powells Point Christian Church, an active member in the Currituck Hunt Club and an avid deer hunter. He is survived by two daughters, ldelia P. OWENS of Norfolk and Geraldine P. RYDER of Oceanside, Calif.; a son, Edger A. PARKER of Chesapeake; a sister, Wilma LOVEFTE of University Place, Wash.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery, Harbinger, N.C., with the Rev. Cecil STYONS and the Rev. Forest GUTHRIE officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8-.30 p.m. today at Twiford Funeral Home, Chesapeake.  (The Virginian-Pilot - September 4, 2001)  [Obituary kindly submitted by George D. Waterfield.]

Virginia Mansfield Colonna Folkes PARKER

VIRGINIA BEACH - Virginia Mansfield ``Jinx'' Colonna Folkes PARKER, 84, of Grandy, N.C. and formerly of Virginia Beach, passed away June 11, 2003 in Virginia Beach General Hospital.  Born in Norfolk, Dec. 23, 1918 to the late Willoughby Warren and Ella Mansfield COLONNA. Mrs. PARKER retired as a home economics teacher from Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach after 27 years of service from 1956 to 1979. She then helped run the 10-4 Plumbing and Hardware Store in Kill Devil Hills for 15 years with her husband, Harvey. She was a graduate of Maury High School and Madison College. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames. She enjoyed dancing, traveling, sewing and cards. She also belonged to the Powells Point Senior Citizens Group and was an expert in genealogy and puzzles.  She is survived by her two daughters, Berry Folkes COLLIER and her husband Richard of Virginia Beach and Anne Folkes HOWARD and her husband Gregg of Destin, Fla.; a step-daughter, Ann Parker DONOHOE and her husband Keith of Virginia Beach; a sister, Caroline Colonna THRASHER of Virginia Beach; a brother, Willoughby Warren COLONNA, JR. and his wife Evelyn of Chesapeake; 12 grandchildren, Jim COLLIER and his significant other Stuart, Amy Collier HOWARD and husband Scott, Hunter COLLIER and wife Wendy, Chip COLLIER, Billy FOLKES, Jason FOLKES, Julie WARDEN, Jason WARDEN, Adam WARDEN, Laura DONOHOE, Dale DONOHOE and Todd DONOHOE; four great-grandchildren, Reed, Chase, and Colonna HOWARD and Hunter COLLIER, II; daughter-in-law, Janet Folkes HOLTZ; and stepson-in-law, Phil WARDEN. She was predeceased by a son, William F. FOLKES, III; a step-daughter, Cathy Parker WARDEN; and grandchild, Chip DONOHOE.  A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery officiated by Pastor Ken CARBAUGH. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Virginia Murden PARKER

Virginia Murden PARKER, 77, 1149 Waterlily Road, Coinjock, died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. PARKER, a native of Currituck County, was the daughter of the late Frank Hunter MURDEN, SR., and Carrie Love Leward MURDEN and the widow of David Monroe PARKER. She was a retired beautician, a member of Coinjock Baptist Church, a member and Past Matron of Coinjock Chapter #218 Order of the Easter Star, and a member of the American Legion ladies Auxiliary Post # 288. She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Parker KIGHT of Moyock and Dorothy L. "Missy" PARKER of Ellensburg, Wash.; two son, Frank Wayne POYNER of Coinjock and Ricky Lynn MURDEN of Moyock; a sister, Louise Murden WRIGHT of Coinjock; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A graveside service will be at the Hampton Cemetery in Waterlily on Tuesday August 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ricky BISHOP officiating. Eastern Star Rites will be conducted at the grave.  The family will be receiving friends at the residence and also at the cemetery immediately following the service. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the Parker family.  (The Daily Advance - Monday, August 15, 2011)

William Melvin PARKER, SR.

William "Bill" Melvin PARKER, SR., 73, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1993, at his residence.  Mr. PARKER was born in Poplar Branch, N.C., the son of the late William Henry PARKER and Lillie Garrenton Parker NEEDHAM. He served 23 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. He was the former owner of Bay Bicycle Shop in Virginia Beach and was the current owner of Great Bridge Cyclery in Chesapeake. Mr. PARKER was a member of the Chief Warrant Officers Association and Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Baum PARKER of Chesapeake; four daughters, Aileen HOPKINS of Charlotte Hall, Md., Jean BURNOP of Chesapeake, and Dorothy PATTERSON and Marilyn KING, both of Virginia Beach; two sons, William M. PARKER, JR. of Cape Cod, Mass., and Robert K. PARKER of Chesapeake; and eight grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted Friday, Dec. 10, 1993, at 11 a.m. in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, with the Rev. Robert J. SOWDER officiating. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, is handling the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – December 9, 1993; pg. D2)

Hortense Poyner PARKERSON

Hortense Poyner PARKERSON, 99, died August 4, 2010. She was the widow of Charles J. PARKERSON, and is survived by her only son, Terry M. PARKERSON, and his wife, Archer, of Midlothian, VA. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Charles M. PARKERSON and his wife Andrea, of Charlotte, NC, and Catherine P. DOYLE and her husband, Daniel, of Burke, VA. She leaves five great grandchildren: Matthew, Connor and Patrick DOYLE, and Ava and Charles PARKERSON. Born October 31, 1910, in Knotts Island, NC, Mrs. PARKERSON was the daughter of A.J. and Hettie Jones POYNER. She was a career educator, serving as a teacher and principal for thirty years. She retired after 15 years as principal of Bayside Elementary School in Virginia Beach. In retirement she actively pursued her interests in sports, music and books. She played tennis with several local groups and won many medals in the Golden Olympics until the age of 89. She was the author of a book, Swan Island-Flyway Stopover, and served as a reading tutor. She played the piano for the Health Care patients at Westminster-Canterbury for many years. She was a member of Haygood United Methodist Church, the DAR, charter member and past president of the Woman's Club of Chesapeake Beach, and the Princess Anne Book Club. She was elected to Who's Who among American Women in 1968, and was a Life Member of the PTA. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at Westminster-Canterbury on Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 3 p.m. Interment will be private.   (The Virginian-Pilot – August 6, 2010)

Earline M. PARSONS

KNOTTS ISLAND - Earline M. PARSONS joined her beloved husband Bob on Jan. 30, 2004, reunited in death as in life for eternity. She is survived by two children, Randy and wife Cindy PARSONS and children, Amy, Randy and Crystal, her favorite son-in-law, Jack POFF and daughter, Marie and children, Casey, David, Melissa and Tonya; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Michael, Scott and her favorite great-granddaughter, Kayla; also dear and loving friends, Tammy WHITE and Linda DIETRICH.  Bob and Earline's ashes will be joined and returned to the place where they met and fell in love. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Arthritis Foundation. Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, February 1, 2004)

Robert Junior PARSONS

Robert “Bob” Junior PARSONS, 73, of 108 Pine Circle, Moyock, NC died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at his residence.  A native of Mason County, WV, he was the son of the late Robert McKinley PARSONS and Josephine Parson PARSONS and the husband of Diana Newbern PARSONS of the residence.  He was a truck driver for B & H Sales.  Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Ramona PARSONS, Regina SPENCE, and Stephanie HENSLEY; four sons, Robert Lee PARSONS, Alan Wayne PARSONS, Donald Lee PARSONS, and Emanuel “Little Man” Anthony PARSONS; three sisters, Pauline BOWLING, Leoda WOLF, and Irene RHODES; and two brothers, James Henry PARSONS and Carl Ray PARSONS; seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild.  A memorial service will be Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and immediately after the service at the funeral home.  Twiford Funeral Homes, LLC, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Parsons family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Bessie Tillett PARTRIDGE

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Bessie Tillett PARTRIDGE, 89, died Sept. 2, 2000, in Sentara Nursing Center in Barco.  Born in Kitty Hawk, Mrs. PARTRIDGE was a homemaker and a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late William Lewis and Helen Stetson TILLETT and the wife of the late Ira Vernon PARTRIDGE.  Surviving are three daughters, Genes Faye BEASLEY and Willene SIMPSON, both of Kill Devil Hills, and Iris SILVERTHORNE of Kitty Hawk; a sister, Maxine EVANS of Kitty Hawk; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, by the Rev. Brad BRADSHAW. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, and other times at the home of Willene and Jerry SIMPSON, in Kill Devil Hills.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 3, 2000; pg. B7)

Melvin T. PARTRIDGE

IN COINJOCK - Melvin T. PARTRIDGE, 76, of Waterlily, N.C., died Thursday morning at 12:45 in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Twiford's memorial Chapel.  Mr. PARTRIDGE was a native of Norfolk, Va. and for the past 22 years he lived at Waterlily.  He was a retired supervisor for Exxon Corp. and a member of Pilmoor United Methodist Church.  He was the son of the late William and Mrs. Dencie Etheridge PARTRIDGE.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Wicks PARTRIDGE of the home; two daughters: Mrs. Mary MOFFITT of Angleton, Texas and Mrs. Dencie P. LUTZ of Bedford, Texas; one brother, William Bain PARTRIDGE of Northwest, Va.; and 3 grandchildren.  (The Southern Post - December 15, 1982; pg. 17)

William Hodges PARTRIDGE

PARTRIDGE, WILLIAM HODGES—At a local hospital, Sunday afternoon, February 9, 1936, at 3:45 o’clock.  William Hodges PARTRIDGE, husband of Mrs. Lenora Parker PARTRIDGE and son of the late Willis G. and Mrs. Caroline Fitch PARTRIDGE, aged 73 years.  Remains will be taken from the funeral home, E. Lee Cox & Brother, 631 Westover avenue, to Brambleton Avenue Methodist Church for funeral services TUESDAY AFTERNOON at 3:30 o’clock.  Friends of the family are invited to attend.  Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Body will lie in state at the church from 2:30 until 3:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – Feb. 10, 1936)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Arlene Vause]

Charlene Baxter PATTERSON

NORFOLK, VA. - Charlene B. PATTERSON of Currie Court died May 7 at her residence.  Mrs. PATTERSON was the widow of Dewey J. PATTERSON.  She was born in Mamie, the daughter of the late Arthur and Robana BAXTER.  She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Branch Baptist Church, Powells Point.  Survivors include four sisters: Sadie B. GALLOP and Erlene E. LEA, both of Powells Point, Norma E. HALL of South Mills and Dollie J. JOHNSON of Portsmouth, Va.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. Charlie PATTERSON at Pleasant Branch Baptist Church and Rev. James E. McCOY, pastor.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Viewing was to be Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.  A wake service was to be held from 5 to 6 p.m.  Riddick Funeral Service, Norfolk, is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 12, 1996; pg. 2B)

Charlie W. PATTERSON

POWELLS POINT - Rev. Charlie W. PATTERSON, SR., 77,  of Powells Point died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at his daughter's home in Fuquay-Varina.  Rev. PATTERSON was born in Currituck County and was the son of the late Samuel PATTERSON and Lillian Beatrice THOMAS.  He is survived by four daughters: Sharon PATTERSON of Greensboro, Lynn PATTERSON of Abbeville, LA, Karen WHITE and Carol PATTERSON, both of Elizabeth City; five sons: Stanley and Mitchell PATTERSON, both of Elizabeth City, Dwayne PATTERSON of Fuquay-Varina, Vincent PATTERSON of Raleigh and Charlie W. PATTERSON, JR. of Manteo; a sister, Bertie BAUM of Grandy; a brother, Lemuel PATTERSON of Powells Point; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Pleasant Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Powells Point on Saturday, July 16 at noon.  The Rev. James McCOY and Pastor Dwayne PATTERSON will officiate.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.   Stallings Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 14, 2005; pg. 14A)

Dewey Jarvis PATTERSON

NORFOLK, VA. Dewey Jarvis PATTERSON, 72, a retired patient escort, died December 30 at his home. He was born in Powells Point, the son of Elsie Patterson SHARP and the late Howard JARVIS. He retired from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital after 42 years and was a member of Pleasant Branch Baptist Church in Powells Point. He held the rank of staff sergeant in the US Army and was a veteran of WWII. Survivors include his wife Charlene Baxter PATTERSON of the home; his mother of Greensboro; two sisters: Elsie V. SHARP and Lillie B. HOWELL of Greensboro; three brothers: Gilbert SHARP and Earl SHARP of New York and Walter SHARP. A funeral was conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Branch Baptist Church by the Rev. Charlie PATTERSON. Burial was in the church cemetery. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, January 4, 1994)

George Edward PATTERSON, SR.

George Edward "Pat" PATTERSON, SR., a retired truck driver, died March 7, 1992, in a hospital.  Mr. PATTERSON was born in Coinjock, N.C. He had retired from the city of Norfolk's Sanitation Department after 23 years. He was the widower of Estelle M. PATTERSON and was a member of Greater Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church. He was also a member of the church's steward board. He was an Army veteran of World War II.  Survivors include four daughters, Avedene BUCKER and Rosalyn SAMPSON, both of New York City, Jean L. CARR of Richmond and Hannah A. PATTERSON of Norfolk; a son, George E. PATTERSON, JR. of Norfolk; two sisters, Dora P. STUDYVENT of Norfolk and Gertrude LUCAS of New York; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in Greater Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church by the Rev. Joseph LAMB. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Coinjock. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Thursday. Friends may join the family at the residence. Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – March 9, 1992; pg. D2)

Ira R. PATTERSON, JR.

MOYOCK - Ira R. PATTERSON, JR., 69, passed away April 27, 2005, at the 100 block of Cypress Circle, where he was residing with his niece, Sandra and Ronald ANDERSON. Born in Lynchburg, Va., and raised as a Baptist, he is survived by a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. A gathering in loving memory of Ira R. PATTERSON, JR. will be held at his niece's residence, 100 Cypress Circle, Wedgewood Lakes, Moyock, at 3 p.m. Saturday. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, April 28, 2005)

Rosalyn Gallop PATTERSON

POWELLS POINT Rosalyn Gallop PATTERSON, 70, died Wednesday, July 26 in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. She was a homemaker and was the widow of Sampson PATTERSON and daughter of the late Antonio Macceo and Rosetta Winslow GALLOP. She is survived by one daughter, Anita Patterson DADE of Powells Point; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 30 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Powells Point with burial in the church cemetery. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, July 30, 1995; pg. 2B)

William Odell PATTERSON, SR.

POWELLS POINT William Odell PATTERSON, SR., 77, died Friday, Feb. 21 in Albemarle Hospital. He was the widower of Sarah Riddick PATTERSON and son of the late William and Lillian Thomas PATTERSON. Survivors include two daughters: Cynthia PATTERSON and Pamela PATTERSON, both of Elizabeth City; five sons: Eugene PATTERSON of Grandy, Ray PATTERSON of Elizabeth City, William PATTERSON, JR. of Riverside, California, Aubry PATTERSON of Powells Point and Ryan PATTERSON of Raleigh; two sisters: Bertie BAUM of Grandy and Mary TATE of South Mills; three brothers: Charlie PATTERSON and Lemuel PATTERSON, both of Harbinger; and Zadoke PATTERSON of New York City; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Pleasant Branch Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Walson Funeral Service in Elizabeth City was in charge. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, February 27, 1997; pg. 10A)

Michael Francis PAULSEN

POWELLS POINT - Mr. Michael Francis "Mike" PAULSEN, 57, of Powells Point, NC, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at his residence. Mr. PAULSEN was born in Essex County, NJ, the son of the late George Henry PAULSEN and Dorthea Marie “Dorothy” Riker PAULSEN of Powells Point, NC and was the husband of Elizabeth Marie “Betsey” Boegershausen PAULSEN. He was the owner and operator of The Music Store in Kitty Hawk, NC, for 18 years. He currently operated the Music Store in Harbinger, NC; a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Traffic Control; attended Montclair State College; and was a member of the Grandy Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Besides his mother and wife, Mr. PAULSEN is survived by one daughter, Rebakah Marie PAULSEN of the home; two sons, Michael PRIOR of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Jonathan George PAULSEN of Kitty Hawk, NC; one sister, Pam M. STAFFORD of Middletown, NJ; two brothers, Glenn Andrew PAULSEN of Montclair, NJ and Christopher PAULSEN of Tinton Falls, NJ; and three grandchildren, Elias WILLOUGHBY; Logan Michael PRIOR; and Alex Scott PRIOR.  A funeral service will be Friday, July 2, 2004, at 2:00 PM in the Grandy Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses with James HOGAN officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colony Chapel in Manteo, NC, Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. At other times the family will be at the residence, 106 Gardenia Drive, Powell’s Point, NC. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times – Thursday, July 1, 2004; pg. 12A)

Valeria Shaw PAUTIENIUS

MAPLE - Valeria Shaw PAUTIENIUS, 85, of 3457 Caratoke Highway, Maple, NC died Friday, October 10, 2003, in the Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City, NC. She was born in Hallsboro, NC to the late Carson and Irene Brown SHAW. She was the widow of the late Francis M. PAUTIENIUS. Mrs. PAUTIENIUS was a Baptist. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Shaw BENTON.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews, of which includes Rita PERRY and husband, Larry, of Maple, NC, Nancy WALLACE and husband, David, of Greensboro, NC and Benjamin BENTON, JR. and wife, Evelyn, of South Mills, NC. Also surviving are a step-niece, Sharon FARMER and husband, Jim, of Zebulon, NC, brother-in-law, Benjamin BENTON, SR. and wife, Thelma, of South Mills, NC.  The body has been sent from Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC to Punta Gorda, FL for funeral services. A graveside service will be conducted in the Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, Punta Gorda, FL, Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at 11:00am.  (The Virginian-Pilot – Monday, October 13, 2003)

Robert L. PAXSON

Robert L. PAXSON, 68, of 110 Seahawk Court, Grandy, NC died Friday, March 19, 2009 at Albemarle Hospital. He was the son of the late Joseph PAXSON and Ruth Tindall PAXSON. He was born and raised in Jay County, Indiana, where he worked as a farmer, drove a truck, ran for sheriff and was a pilot. Moving to North Carolina he worked as a fisherman and then received his heating and air conditioning license and operated his own business. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion for forty-two years.  Mr. PAXSON is survived by a daughter, Andrea Paxson BROWN and husband Larry of Grandy, NC, and a son, Christopher Lynn PAXSON and wife Ann of Woodbridge, VA; a brother, Thomas PAXSON of IN; and five grandchildren.  A memorial service will be Monday, March 23, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Poplar Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie MIDGETT officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence of the daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Larry BROWN, 108 Seahawk Court, Grandy, NC.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Amandel Louise PAYNE

MAPLE Amandel Louise PAYNE, 68, died February 15 in Chesapeake, Va. General Hospital. She was born in Corolla, daughter of the late Lewis and Eva Tillett LEWARK. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by her husband, Nathan O. PAYNE; a daughter, Connie H. PITTMAN of Chesapeake; a son, Claud F. PAYNE of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters: Edith H. BOWDEN of Virginia Beach, Leatha FERGUSON of Virginia Beach and Essie WEBSTER of Chesapeake; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A service will be held Friday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. in Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, with Chaplain Bron FORRESTER officiating. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese with the Rev. Carroll DANIELS officiating. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, February 17, 1994; pg. 6A)

Cassie Dudley PAYNE

Cassie Dudley PAYNE, 93, of 180 Bullyard Road, Moyock, NC died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Albemarle Hospital.  Born in Currituck County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Agnes Simmons DUDLEY and was the wife of the late William T. “Tommie” PAYNE, JR.  Cassie was a member of Providence Baptist Church, Shawboro, NC, where she sang in the choir for many years.  She retired from the Currituck County School system and volunteered for many years at the Albemarle Hospital Coffee Shop.  She loved going to the mountains and the “Good Ole Country Music”. She always said she had many many children, and she will be missed by everyone who knew her.  Mrs. PAYNE is survived by a niece Linda Carol DOXEY of Shawboro; two nephews, Norman DUDLEY and wife Judy of Kernersville and Charles DUDLEY of Sairbluff, NC; several great nieces and nephews and two special people she called her “sons”, Tim GREWE and Tony VOLIVA.  In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. PAYNE was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred DUDLEY and Hettie JONES, a brother, Sam DUDLEY, and two nephews, Thomas Ray JONES and Ronnie DUDLEY.  A funeral service will take place Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Rev. Charles STEVENS officiating.  Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 2:00 until funeral time and at all other times at the residence.    Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the PAYNE family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Charles Vincent PAYNE, JR.

MOYOCK - Charles Vincent PAYNE, JR., age 50, of 144 Bullyard Road, Moyock, NC, died Sunday, February 19, 2006. He was born in Pasquotank County, NC, son of the late Clara Mae Kight PAYNE and Charles Vincent PAYNE, SR. of Sligo, NC, and was the husband of Billee Joe Brown PAYNE of the residence. He was a self-employed electrician, and taught an electrical class at Saint Brides Prison, and was member of Providence Baptist Church.  He is survived by two daughters, Lauren and Erica PAYNE of the residence, and one brother, Joe PAYNE of Moyock, NC.  A memorial service will be Wednesday, February 22nd at 2:00 pm at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, with Rev. Charles M. STEVENS officiating. The family will be at the father's residence, 137 East Ridge Road, Sligo, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Tuesday, February 21, 2006)

Chloe Doxey PAYNE

MOYOCK Mrs. Chloe Doxey PAYNE, 81, of Moyock, died Wednesday at 10 a.m. at her residence after an illness of one month. She was a native of Sligo in Currituck County and have lived in Moyock for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church and daughter of the late Haywood Dye and Mrs. Lettie Davis DOXEY and widow of the late William Thomas PAYNE, SR. She is survived by one son, William Thomas PAYNE, JR. of Moyock; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Charles H. WELLONS, pastor of the Providence Baptist Church, will officiate. (The Coastland Times – March 17, 1977)

James Frederick PAYNE

MOYOCK James Frederick PAYNE, 55, died Tuesday, June 12 in Chesapeake General Hospital. He was a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee and was a retired detective at the Little Creek Amphibious Base. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy after 20 years. He was the son of the late William Morgan and Lillie Mae Attaway PAYNE and the husband of Norma Gibson PAYNE of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Angela Kaye MOUNT of Virginia Beach, Va. and Stephanie Renae PAYNE of Hastings, Minnesota; two sisters: Mary Ellen CHAPMAN of Rossville, Ga. And Joyce Louise ALLEN of Roanoke, Va.; three brothers: Ted PAYNE of Moyock and Jerry and Terry PAYNE of Gary, Indiana. Graveside services with military honors were held June 16 in the veteran's section of New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, June 18, 1995)

Nathan Orville PAYNE

MAPLE Nathan Orville PAYNE, 75, died Monday, January 11 at his residence. He was a native of Dare County, a retired bridge tender with the Army Corps of Engineers, a Mason and a Baptist. He was the widower of Amandel Louise Lewark PAYNE and the son of the late Fearing PAYNE and Annie Julia Baum PAYNE. He is survived by a daughter, Connie PAYNE of the residence; a son, Claude PAYNE of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Elsie GRAHAM of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers: Z.F. PAYNE of Manteo and Thomas PAYNE of Chesapeake, Va.; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be at Twiford's Northside Chapel on Friday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. with Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Complete arrangements are pending. Twiford's Northside Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 12, 1999; pg. 5A)

Rosa Marie Gallop PAYNE

Rosa Marie Gallop PAYNE, 70, a native of Currituck County, NC died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Brian Center in Windsor.  She was the daughter of the late Clinton GALLOP and Mamie Estelle FENTRESS and the widow of Burnice PAYNE, SR.   She was a homemaker.  She is survived by a son Burnice Elwood PAYNE, JR., of Manns Harbor, NC.  No services are planned at this time.  The body is being cremated.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Andrew PEEDIN

MOYOCK - William Andrew "Pete" PEEDIN, 69, died July 29, 2013. Mr. PEEDIN was born in Selma, NC to Hardy J. and Dorothy M. PEEDIN. He retired from the Currituck County Sheriff's Department, was an avid treasure hunter with his metal detector, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. PEEDIN was predeceased by two siblings, Bonnie Sue ROBERTS-SCHEUER and Tommy Ray PEEDIN.  Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 47 years, Susan PEEDIN; children, Bobby PEEDIN of Moyock and his former wife Tammy PEEDIN of Norfolk and Debra PEEDIN her husband Mike McKISSICK of Chesapeake; parents, Hardy J. and Dorothy J. PEEDIN of Barco; siblings, Hardy Freddy PEEDIN and wife Janet Sue of Camden, Barbara "Jonnie" BEALE of Chesapeake, Joy Ann FRAIOLI her husband Pete of Elizabeth City and Jimmy PEEDIN and his wife Deloris of Chesterfield, VA; grandchildren, Kimberly, Heather, Junior, Andy, Joshua, Savanna, Tyler, Linwood Jr., Aliyah, and Leeson; great grandchildren, Blake, Ethan, Makayla, Noah, Riley, Jayden, Brayden, Gracie and Will; and a host of nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 Battlefield Blvd., South, Chesapeake, on Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. A funeral will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial following at Moyock Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 31, 2013)

James Edward PEELE

Mr. James Edward PEELE, age 74, husband of Mrs. Mittie James PEELE, died at the Virginia Beach Hospital on Wednesday, February 11, 1953 at 9:50 a.m. He was a native of Currituck County, NC and have been a resident of Lynnhaven for 45 years where he was a merchant. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Mrs. M.P. GARRISON of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Dorothy CHURCH and Miss Frances PEELE, both of Lynnhaven; 2 granddaughters: Miss Sylvia Ann GARRISON and Miss Peggy Lee GARRISON, both of Virginia Beach. The body was taken from the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home to the London Bridge Baptist Church, of which he was a member, for funeral services on Saturday, February 14, 1953 at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. G.E. HUGHES, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers: Maurise McKENNEY, S.P. BROWN, M.C. BUTT, R.B. CARTER, R.H. SAWYER and F.R. READER. (The Virginian Pilot – Thursday, February 12, 1953)

John Richard PEER

GRANDY John Richard "Dick" PEER, 74, of Grandy, died Monday, January 23 at Albemarle Hospital. He was a native of Jersey City, N.J. and had retired as assistant chief in the Bergen County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, the Currituck County Senior Citizen's Club and the Currituck County Ruritan Club. He served n the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was the son of the late John P. and Sarah Lillian Easton PEER and the widower of Bernice Holewinski PEER. Survivors include a daughter, Susan PARLE of Grandy; and two sons: Richard George PEER of Hamden, Maine and Robert Gregory PEER of Spring Valley, N.Y. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Grandy with Rev. Lindy JONES officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, January 24, 1995; pg. 5A)

William McKinley PEERY

CHESAPEAKE - William McKinley "Shotgun" PEERY, 78, passed away at his residence Jan. 13, 2006. A native of Tazewell, Va., he was the son of the late Marshall and Beatruce Perry PEERY. Mr. PEERY was predeceased by his two wives, Gloria Jean PEERY and Ruth Elizabeth PEERY and one son, David Keith PEERY. He is survived by two daughters, Carolynn Ward HOLT and Lisa Ward CAIN; four sons, James McFarland PEERY, William Marshall PEERY, Jeffery Darrin WARD and Orrie Gene WARD, JR.; one brother, James Charles PEERY; and five grandchildren. A service will be held Tuesday at noon at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake. The burial will follow at Moyock Cemetery. A visitation will be held at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, 929 Battlefield Blvd. S., today from 7 to 8 p.m. He was greatly loved by all his family and will be missed.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, January 16, 2006)

Cornie Mae Stallings PELL

Cornie Mae Stallings PELL, age 84, of Shawboro, NC, went to be with the Lord, March 2, 2003. She was born in Perquimans County daughter of the late Edward T. and Sallie King STALLINGS, and the widow of Paul Edward PELL, SR.. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and loved her family and friends very much and put them first in her life. She always had a twinkle in her eye and a “witty” answer for you. She was an inspiration to all that came in her presence. No matter how heavy her burden or pain, she would always try to give you that little “smile” and an encouraging word. No more pain-no more suffering-Praise God-She fought a good fight. Her faith in her God got her through it all. She was a faithful member of Providence Baptist Church, Shawboro, NC.  Mrs. PELL is survived by one son, Paul E. PELL, JR. of Shawboro, NC; three daughters, Ella Mae P. PELL and husband, Melvin of Chesapeake, VA, Sally Ann P. MORRIS and husband, Aubrey G. of Elizabeth City, NC, Betty Marie P. KIGHT and husband, Joseph W. of Shawboro, NC; five grandchildren Belinda STALLINGS of Richmond, VA, Kim M. UNDERWOOD and husband John of Elizabeth City, NC, Kevin MORRIS of Elizabeth City, NC, Weldon KIGHT and wife Suzy of Ashburn, VA, and Paula K. FRANSON and husband Mike of Cape May, NJ; eight great-grandchildren, Kolby, Kyle, and Kaden UNDERWOOD of Elizabeth City, NC, Adam, Jonah, and Jacob KIGHT of Ashburn, VA, Jessica and Holly FRANSON of Cape May, NJ; one brother, Sidney STALLINGS and wife Gladys of Belvidere, NC; one sister, Sue STALLINGS and husband Asa of Belvidere, NC; two nieces and two nephews and several cousins. Cornie will also leave a special place in the hearts of her many friends who loved and supported her during her life.  A funeral service will be held on March 5, 2003 at 11:00 am in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Charles WELLONS and Charles STEVENS officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Twifords Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home records)

Herman Noah PELL

Herman Noah PELL, 81, formerly of Shawboro, died Oct. 10, 1995. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – October 11, 1995; pg. B5)

Paul Edward PELL, JR

Paul Edward PELL, JR., 69 died Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Brian Center in Hertford, NC.  He was a native of Shawboro, NC, and was the son of the late Paul Edward PELL, SR., and Cornie Mae Stallings PELL.   He was reared in Providence Baptist Church, Shawboro, NC, but recently attended Woodville Baptist Church, Woodville, NC.  He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the Norfolk Naval shipyard in Portsmouth, VA.  He is survived by two sisters, Sally P. MORRIS and husband Aubrey of Elizabeth City, NC, and Betty Marie KIGHT and husband Joseph of Shawboro, NC; nieces, Kim UNDERWOOD and husband John of Elizabeth City, NC, Paula DRAKE and husband Dan of Boise, Idaho, Belinda STALLINGS of Richmond, Jessica and Holly FRANSON, Ava MORRIS; nephews, Kevin MORRIS and wife Lisha of SC, Kolby, Kyle and Kaden UNDERWOOD, Adam, Jonah and Jacob KIGHT; uncle and aunt Sidney and Gladys STALLINGS of Belvidere; and several cousins.  He was predeceased by a sister Ella P. STALLINGS, a brother-in-law Melvin STALLINGS, and a nephew Joseph Weldon KIGHT.  A funeral service will be Monday, September 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Steve FREEHAN and the Rev. Charles WELLONS officiating.  Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Pell family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Marshall Brothers PENDLETON

Marshall Brothers "Dewey" PENDLETON, 74, a retired farmer, died April 6, 1991, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mr. PENDLETON, a native of Norfolk County, was a member of the Chesapeake Farm Bureau and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Baptist.  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Roy OLD of Moyock.  The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Moyock Memorial Park by the Rev. Marshall R. OLD.  (The Virginian-Pilot – April 7, 1991; pg. B2)

Mary Ruth White PEPE

VIRGINIA BEACH - Mary Ruth White PEPE died June 28, 2011 at home in Virginia Beach. Mrs. PEPE was born on Knotts Island, N.C., Jan. 29, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Anne Spratt WHITE and William B. WHITE. She was the widow of Frank PEPE and was also preceded in death by her sisters, Pauline W. MUNDEN, Edith W. WHITE and a brother, Emmett WHITE. Mary Ruth was a government girl worker in Washington, D.C., during World War II and worked for the government in D.C. until retiring in the 1970s. She was very talented in music and arts. She won several awards for quilt making when she lived in Alexandria, Va. She is survived by a niece, Dolores W. FENTRESS; a grandnephew, Jeff FENTRESS and a grandniece, Martha F. SMITH; and other nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, June 30 at 2 p.m. in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, by Chaplin Keith WILLYARD (The Virginian-Pilot – Tuesday, June 29, 2011)

Charles Sivills PERKINS

Charles Sivills PERKINS, 65, a retired salesman, died June 16, 1992, in his home.  Mr. PERKINS was born in Currituck County and was a member of Providence Baptist Church. He had retired from the Men's Shop in Elizabeth City.  Survivors include his wife, Eunice Dunton PERKINS; a daughter, Debbie SANDERLIN of Currituck; a brother, John PERKINS of Shawboro; and two grandchildren.  The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the family cemetery in Aydlett.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 18, 1992; pg. D2)

John William PERKINS, JR.

John William PERKINS, JR., age 83, of the 1100 block of East Ridge Road, Shawboro, NC died Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Sentara Barco Nursing Home. Mr. PERKINS, a native of Currituck County, was the son of the late John William PERKINS, SR., and Ollie Sivills PERKINS and the widower of Anne Moss PERKINS. He was retired from the Ford Motor Company and was a US Marine Veteran of WWII having served in the Pacific Theatre.  Mr. Perkins is survived by a niece, Debbie Perkins SANDERLIN and several cousins. He was pre-deceased by is brother, Charles PERKINS.  A memorial service will be Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles WELLONS officiating. Memorial donations may be the charity of one’s choice. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Rosa Mae PERKINS

Rosa Mae PERKINS, 54, of N. Gregory Road, died June 10, 1999. A funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Christian Home Missionary Baptist Church, Moyock. Stallings Funeral Home is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 13, 1999; pg. B7)

Annie Margaret Hughes PERRY

MORGANTON - Annie Margaret Hughes PERRY, 94, of Grace Heights, died Wednesday, November 1 at Grace Hospital.  Born August 3, 1905 in Currituck County, she was a daughter of the late Charles HUGHES and Jean Marie Croonenburghs HUGHES.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul PRUITT, her second husband, Dennis Earl JONES, her third husband, William Ruffin PERRY, and  daughters, Emelia Ann EDGE and Florence CREASON.  She was a member of El Bethel Baptist Church and a retired employee of the North Carolina School for the Deaf.  Surviving are sons: Doug JONES of Morganton and Paul PRUITT, JR. of Kitty Hawk; daughters: Mary Margaret SHARP and her husband Richard and Jean TESENEER, all of Morganton; brothers: Willis HUGHES of Virginia Beach, Va., Luther HUGHES of Richmond, Va. and Julian HUGHES of Missoula, Montana; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at El Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron COOPER officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-8:3- p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home, Morganton where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes before the funeral hour.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 2, 2000; pg. 14A)

Benjamin Franklin PERRY

B.F. PERRY, 76, of Kitty Hawk, died Tuesday, February 8, at his home.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:00 with burial in the Austin Cemetery.  Mr. PERRY is survived by his wife; six sons: Lt. (jg) Shepherd PERRY of the US Coast Guard, Lester PERRY of the US Coast Guard, Harold PERRY of the US Coast Guard at Bellport, N.Y., Dempsey PERRY of Kill Devil Hills, Lennon PERRY of the US Coast Guard and Bennie PERRY of the US Navy; two daughters: Mrs. Earl KELLER of Florence, S.C. and Mrs. Kenneth OSLUND of Ocean View, Va.; three brothers: Sam, Tom and S.F. PERRY of Kitty Hawk; two sisters: Mrs. Annie E. BEACHAM and Mrs. Lizzie HINES of Kitty Hawk; and 4 grandchildren.  (The Dare County Times - Friday, February 11, 1944; pg. 1)

Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin PERRY who died Tuesday of last week at Kitty Hawk, were held Thursday afternoon at the graveside in the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk. Rev. W.W. MIDGETT officiated, assisted by Rev. G. W. CRUTCHFIELD. Burial was in the family plot. Pallbearers were Earl TWIFORD, Ernest HINES, Marshall PERRY, Eldridge BEACHAM and Joe PERRY. Special musical selections were sung by a choir made up of Mrs. Z.F. PERRY, Mrs. Eva WHITE, Mrs. Hildegarde PERRY, Mrs. Fannie HARRIS, Mrs. Nora BAUM, Mrs. Nellie CALDWELL and Mrs. Mary BEST.  (The Dare County Times - Friday, February 18, 1944; pg. 1)

Bertha Gregory PERRY

Bertha Gregory PERRY, 74, died Aug. 5, 1996, in Chesapeake General Hospital.  A native of Currituck County, N.C., she was a retired beautician. She was a past president of the Elizabeth City A.M.E. Zion District W.H.&O. Missionary Society, 1983 state president of the North Carolina Extension Homemakers, past secretary of the Currituck County branch of the NAACP and she held life membership. She was predeceased by her parents, Austin and Ada Barnard GREGORY, and her husband, Joseph L. PERRY.  Survivors include her loving sister, Mamie G. HALL of Jersey City, N.J.; devoted brother, James Dett GREGORY, SR. of Moyock; three sisters-in-law, Mary L. GREGORY, Vernice P. SHAW and Maude B. JONES; and a host of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Mt. Lebanon A.M.E. Zion Church, Culpepper St., Elizabeth City, with the Rev. Robert MULLEN and Rev. Ronald BUTLER officiating. Burial will be in Barnard Family Cemetery, Shawboro, N.C. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, and the family will be at the home of the deceased.  (The Virginian-Pilot – August 8, 1996; pg. B7)

Bonnie Beacham PERRY

KITTY HAWK Mrs. Bonnie Beacham PERRY, 68, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at 6 o'clock in Albemarle Hospital. She was a native of Corolla, but had been living in Kitty Hawk for the past 67 years. She was the wife of Joseph D. PERRY and the daughter of the late John T. and Drusilla Gordon BEACHAM. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Kitty Hawk. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Clifton G. PERRY of the US Coast Guard stationed in Portsmouth; one brother, Clyde BEACHAM of Kitty Hawk; one sister, Mrs. Ethel GARD of Kitty Hawk; and 3 grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo pending the completion of funeral arrangements. (The Coastland Times – September 9, 1963)

Christopher Lee Smith PERRY

COLINGTON HARBOR - Christopher Lee Smith PERRY, 26, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at his residence. Mr. PERRY was born in Dare County and was a construction repairman. The happiest times of his life was working for the Colington Volunteer Fire Department. He was the son of William Joseph PERRY, JR. and Miranda Owens PERRY of Colington Harbour.  Besides his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Marious and Rena OWENS of Harbinger; paternal grandmother, Lucy S. PERRY of Baum Bay in Kill Devil Hills; grandparents, Elwood and Donis ALEXANDER of Manteo; one sister, Alisia PERRY of Colington Harbour; one brother, Walter L. PERRY, II of Moscow, Russia; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  A graveside service will be held at the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery on Monday, April 26, 2004 at 2:00 PM with Rev. David COXSON officiating. The family will receive friends at Twifords Funeral Home, Manteo, on Sunday, April 25 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, April 24, 2004)

Donna Lynn PERRY

COINJOCK - Donna Lynn PERRY, 50, died June 4, 2007 in Norfolk, Va.  Born May 16, 1957 in Baltimore, Md., she and her daughter Dena resided in Coinjock for the past several years.  Ms. PERRY was preceded  in death by her father, Rufus KRYDER of Baltimore.  She worked in retail sales.  Survivors include her mother Marylou Gaines KRYDER of Baltimore; her daughter Dena PERRY of Coinjock; her son, Robert R. PERRY of Virginia; and a host of friends.  The family will not be holding memorial services.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. is assisting the Perry family.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 7, 2007)

Elizabeth Smith PERRY

GRANDY Elizabeth Smith PERRY, 59, died April 13 in a hospital. A native of Gates County, she was a member of Gatesville United Methodist Church and the widow of Charlie M. PERRY, JR. Survivors include three daughters: Dianne HARRELL of Gatesville and Christy P. LEWIS and Hope PERRY, both of Grandy; three sons: Chuck PERRY and Steve PERRY, both of Eure, and Johnny PERRY of Holland, Va.; two sisters: Hazel MATTHEWS of Portsmouth, Va. and Nancy ROGERS of Suffolk, Va.; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, by the Rev. Wayne GARDNER. Private burial will be at a later day in Gatesville Cemetery. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, April 16, 1991)

Gerald Deans PERRY

HARBINGER Gerald Deans PERRY, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 17 in his home. A native of Perquimans County, he was the son of the late S.T. PERRY and Pauline Deans PERRY. He was a retired inspector with the NC Dept. of Marine Fisheries and was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. He was the former Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge #856 in Elizabeth City and served on the Board of Directors of NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island and was a former chairman of the Dare County Republican Party. PERRY served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include a step-daughter, Cathy ELWANG of Southern Shores; a step-son, Mike HARRELL of Wanchese; a companion, Evelyn BENNETT of Powells Point; two sisters: Marjorie FIELDS of Wrightsville Beach and Janice WINSLOW of Hertford; a brother, A. Stephen PERRY of Hertford; and 4 grandchildren/ Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Perry-Mullen Family Cemetery in Hertford. Swindell Funeral Home in Hertford is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, September 19, 1995)

Gladys Pauline PERRY

MOYOCK Gladys Pauline PERRY, 78, died August 6 in a Chesapeake hospital. Mrs. PERRY was born in Windsor and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Ahoskie. Survivors include her husband, Joseph PERRY; a daughter, Mary Alice SPELLMANN of Moyock; three sons: Lloyd SWAIN of Colerain and Henry and James EPPS, both of New York City; three sisters: Daisy MOORE of Chesapeake, Maggie SWAIN and Annie FORD, both of New York City; two brothers: Willie SWAIN of Chesapeake and George SWAIN of New York City; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at noon Sunday in Christian Home Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. George W. POWELL. Burial will be in Moyock Community Cemetery. Robinson & Son Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, August 9, 1992)

Julian PERRY, SR.

Julian PERRY, SR., 81, of the 800 block of Terrace Ave., a retired maintenance employee, died Oct. 7, 1992, in his home.  Mr. PERRY was born in Kitty Hawk. He had retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 22 years. Survivors include his wife, Clara Lee PERRY; two daughters, Doris SEIBERT of Virginia Beach and Faye HARDEE of Portsmouth; three sons, Clyde R. PERRY of Chesapeake, and Julian PERRY, JR. and Roy L. PERRY, both of Virginia Beach; four sisters, Maudie OUTLAW of Currituck, N.C., and Ellabelle KEECH, Aleana REA and Aleatha RIGGS, all of Virginia Beach; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, by the Rev. Henry NAPIER. Burial will be in Laurel Memorial Gardens, Grandy, N.C. Friends may join the family at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot - October 9, 1992; pg. D2)

Margaret Eva Davidson PERRY

JARVISBURG Margaret Eva Davidson PERRY, 94, of Jarvisburg, died June 11 in Albemarle Hospital. She was a native of Perquimans County and was a retired dietician of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank school system; a former owner/operator of the New Hope Rest Have, a member of New Hope Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin DAVIDSON and Mary Spencer Davidson BANKS and widow of Redmond Ray PERRY, SR. Surviving are one daughter, Carmen P. BARCO of Shawboro; three sons: Bob PERRY of Elizabeth City, Warren PERRY of Starke, Fla. and Redmond PERRY, JR. of Hertford; a half-sister, Vida Banks PRITCHARD of Weeksville; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, June 14 at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Robert RATZ with burial in the Perry-Mullen Cemetery in New Hope. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, June 14, 1994)

Martin L. PERRY, SR.

IN NORFOLK - Martin L. PERRY, SR., of Lafayette Villa Nursing Home, died Friday following a long illness.  Graveside services were held Sunday in New Hollywood Cemetery by the Rev. Terry TUTTLE.  Mr. PERRY was a native and life-long resident of Pasquotank County.  He was a member of the Kempsville Church of Christ and was an Army veteran of WWI.  He was retired from Kramer Lumber Company and was the son of the late D.C. and Mrs. Maggie A. Thomas PERRY and husband of Mrs. Bertha B. PERRY of Moyock.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Shirley P. SAWYER of Norfolk; one son, Martin L. PERRY, JR. of Norfolk; one step-daughter, Mrs. Emma FARR of Moyock; one step-son, James L. BROWN of California; five sisters: Miss Lena PERRY, Mrs. Hazel HILL, Mrs. Mabel LEE, Mrs. Thelma McPHERSON and Mrs. Margaret HARRELL, all of Elizabeth City; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  The family received friend and relatives Saturday night from 7:30-8:30 in Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City.  (The Southern Post - July 21, 1982; pg. 9)

Nellie Garrington PERRY

KITTY HAWK - Nellie Garrington PERRY, 80, died Wednesday, April 16 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mrs. PERRY, born in Poplar Branch Township, was a retired secretary with the Agricultural Extension Agency. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, the Pochohontas, the Rebekah Lodge, and the Order of the Amaranth. She was the daughter of the late William Needham GARRINGTON, SR. and Missouri Parker GARRINGTON, and was the widow of Milton Lee PERRY. She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Burwell GARRINGTON and William GARRINGTON. Mrs. PERRY is survived by a daughter, Charlotte SPRUILL and husband Foster of Harbinger; two sons: Gary Lee PERRY and wife Violet and George William PERRY, all of Kitty Hawk; grandchildren: Teresa Perry JOLLY, Pennie Perry STAFFORD and husband Fred, Milton PERRY, Sherry Spruill DAVENPORT and husband Mike, Randy SPRUILL and wife Rachel, and Shelly SPRUILL; great-grandchildren: Travis JOLLY, Kyle JOLLY, Jacob JOLLY, Mary JOLLY, Brenden STAFFORD, Jacob DAVENPORT, Katherine SPRUILL, David SPRUILL and Daniel SPRUILL. A graveside service will be held in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk on Saturday, April 19 at 3 p.m. with Elder Henry JONES officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 20, 2003; pg. 10A)

Shelley Morris PERRY

Shelley Morris PERRY, age 50, of 213 Eagle Creek Road, Moyock, NC, died Saturday, December 9, 2006 at her residence. Mrs. PERRY, a native of Indiana, PA, was the daughter of Robert MORRIS and Shirley Bracken MORRIS of Highland, CA and the wife of Ray PERRY of the residence. She was a receptionist at Taylor's Total Look, and a member of Moyock United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother, wife, and daughter.  Besides her parents and husband she is survived by a daughter, Heather PERRY of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a son, Sean MORRIS of San Francisco, CA; and a brother, Robert “Bobby” MORRIS of Lake Hauvasu, AZ.   A memorial service will be Thursday, December 14, 2006, at 11:00 AM at Moyock United Methodist Church with the Rev. Vic CULBERTSON officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Monday, December 11, 2006)

William Clayton PERRY

William Clayton PERRY, 67, died Tuesday in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after a short illness. A lifelong resident of Currituck County, he was the son of Joshua and Mrs. Mary Jane O'Neal PERRY. Surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Adelia SPRUILL of Coinjock with whom he had lived several years, and Mrs. Ida ACKERT of Philadelphia. A funeral service was held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Hampton Cemetery at Waterlily by the Rev. I.H. ACREE of Coinjock Baptist Church. (The Coastland Times – Friday, January 25, 1963)

William J. PERRY, SR.

KING GEORGE, VA. William J. PERRY, SR., 76, died November 9 at the home of his daughter in Alexandria, Va. He was born Feb. 24, 1918 in Currituck County. At one time he managed the Country Kitchen Restaurant in the Nags Head area. He was also a woodworker and a craftsman. He was a member of Selah Christian Ministries, Springfield, Va. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Lucy S. PERRY; five daughters: Helen P. PHILLIPS of Alexandria, Va., Martha P. DeGARAY and Peggy L. DeMASI of Pittsburg, Cathy Jo BERNARD of Crown Point, Indiana and Janet S. REED of Bristol, Va.; a son, William J. PERRY, JR. of Kill Devil Hills; two sisters: Marie BARCO of Anaheim, California and Mavis "Betty" GERBASE of Leesburg, Fla.; two brothers: Harrell T. PERRY of Chesapeake, Va. and Walter L. PERRY of Sun City, Arizona; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Walter L. PERRY and a grandson, Stephen R. PHILLIPS. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home, Fredericksburg Chapel, by the Rev. Carroll "Chuck" SNYDER. Burial will be in Quantico National Cemetery with full military honors. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, November 13, 1994; pg. 12A)

Mary Lou Seko PERSCHY

GRANDY - Mrs. Mary Lou Seko PERSCHY, age 83, of the 165 Walnut Island Boulevard, Grandy, NC, died Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at Guardian Care Nursing Home. Mrs. PERSCHY, a native of Braddock, PA, was the daughter of the late George SEKO and Mary Souka SEKO, and the widow of John Neal PERSCHY. She was a Catholic and retired from the U.S. Navy Communications and was a lifetime member of the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060 Auxiliary.  Mrs. PERSCHY is survived by a son, Vernon Albert BITHELL and wife Anna of Grandy, NC; a sister, Ann KUPCHAK of Titusville, PA; three granddaughters, Veronica BITHELL of Elizabeth City, NC, Maria COATES and husband Michael of Grandy, NC, and Teresa ALT of Indianapolis, IN; and six great grand-children, Justin MANLEY, Matthew MANLEY, Vanessa JENSEN, Vance JENSEN, Tyler ALT and Denver ALT; and several nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by a sister Helen KERLIK, and three bothers, George SEKO, Mike SEKO, and John SEKO.  A funeral service will be Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 4:00 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with The Very Rev. James BUCHOLZ, V.F. officiating. Burial will be Monday, October 16 at 11:00 AM in Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA. The family will receive friends immediately after the funeral service in the lobby of the funeral home and at other times at the home of the son Vernon BITHELL, 167 Walnut Island Boulevard, Grandy, NC.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot, Friday, October 13, 2006)

Lydia Rebecca PERSON

Lydia Rebecca PERSON, 46, died Dec. 2, 1991, in a hospital.  Mrs. PERSON was born in Grandy. She was a member of Pleasant Branch Baptist Church, Powells Point.  Survivors include her husband, Willie PERSON, SR. of Miami; a daughter, Michelle PERSON of Elizabeth City; five sons, Willie PERSON, JR. of Jacksonville, Fla., Mitchell PERSON of Miami, William PERSON of Grandy, and Albert PERSON and Wilbur PERSON, both of Elizabeth City; her parents, Pennie and Howard JONES of Grandy; three sisters, Pennie L. STUART of Delray Beach, Fla., and Carrie E. PATTERSON and Delores EVERETT, both of Grandy; seven brothers, Rufus JONES, David JONES and Johnnie JONES, all of Grandy, Keith JONES of Jarvisburg, Jessie JONES of Spot, Howard Junior JONES of New York City and Howard JONES of Norfolk; and six grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Branch Baptist Church by the Rev. Charlie PATTERSON. Burial will be in the church cemetery. There will be no viewing. Friends may join the family at the home of her parents. Robinson & Son Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – December 6, 1991; pg. D2)

Irene Taylor PETER

GOLDSBORO Irene Taylor PETER, 53, died Thursday, Feb. 16 at her home. A native of Currituck County, she was the daughter of Gladys Mathias and Alton D. TAYLOR, SR. She was the widow of Dr. Ladislaw PETER, SR. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. In addition to her mother she is survived by a daughter, Caroline PETER of Chapel Hill; a son, Ladislaw PETER, JR. of Goldsboro; and two brothers: Alton D. TAYLOR, JR. of Currituck and Caryle TAYLOR of Deluth, Georgia. A Mass of Resurrection was held Monday from St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard CLEARY and the Rev. John GAVIN officiating. Graveside services followed in Mathias Cemetery, Currituck. Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, February 21, 1995)

Thomas PETTUS

Thomas PETTUS, 41, known by his friends and family as Button, died Thursday, September 4, 2008. He is the son of Carol UMPHLETT of Elizabeth City. Button was born November 28, 1966, spent his early years in the Elizabeth City – Hertford area, and then moved to the Outer Banks, where he has lived the past 15 years.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry PETTUS.  Besides his mother, he leaves behind a brother, Joseph PETTUS of Kitty Hawk; his fiancé, Debbi ALEXANDER, who he lived with in Point Harbor and was the love of his life. He was also survived by a daughter, Colleen and lots of nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.  Button was a wonderful guy, full of life and loved his music. He loved to play the drums and keyboard and sing. His love of fishing and surfing is what he liked most about living by the beach and living in Currituck gave him the opportunity for his other passion, playing golf. He will be greatly and sadly missed by all his friends.  A memorial service will be held at Unity Baptist Christian Fellowship in Powells Point on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 3:00 pm.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Thomas PETTUS, 41, of Point Harbor, N.C., died Thursday, September 4, 2008. A memorial service will be held at Unity Baptist Christian Fellowship in Powells Point, Sunday at 3 p.m. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] – Thursday, September 11, 2008)

Lula Mae Jones PETTWAY

BARCO - Lula Mae Jones PETTWAY, 54, died June 12, 2003. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity Community Church, Elizabeth City. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 17, 2003; pg. B9)

Herman E. PHELPS

HARBINGER Herman E. "Red" PHELPS, 84, of Harbinger, died February 10. He formerly resided in Virginia Beach for 47 years. He operated a landscaping business there for 25 years. He moved to Harbinger upon his retirement in 1975. He was a member of the Virginia Beach Church of God and served as trustee of the church, was assistant Sunday School superintendent and was a member of the Men's Council. He is survived by his wife, Orethia Martin PHELPS; three daughters: Linda LATTA, Rita GREEN and Rose CHESTEEN; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and one sister, Opal WYNN of Elizabeth City. A church service was held Monday, Feb. 13 at Virginia Beach Church of God by the Revs. Rick HOCKER and Chester CLARK. Burial was at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Oliver Funeral Apts. Handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, February 14, 1995; pg. 8A)

Julian Mersel PHELPS

MOYOCK - Julian Mersel PHELPS, 83, of Moyock, NC, passed away peacefully on Sunday April 13, 2014.   Julian, a beloved husband, father and brother was born April 5, 1931 in Bertie County, NC. He was known for his love for the outdoors and fishing. Julian retired after 35 years from the U.S. Gypsum Plant.  He was the son of the late Russell Sellman and Carthenia PHELPS. He was also predeceased by his sister, Sarah Ellen HOWELL and granddaughter Hollie McCOY. Julian will be greatly missed by his wife of 63 years Louise; his daughters, Joyce WILLIAMS (Dennis), Elaine HAWKINS (Frank), Lorraine JENKINS (Mike), Patsy ROHLOFF (Terry); his grandchildren, Travis HUNDLEY (Charity), Wendi KOONCE, Jill STOCKSTILL (Monroe), Ian WILLIAMS, Meighan FOSTER (Greg), Joie DEEDS (John), Jamie JENKINS (Rashad), Justice ROHLOFF and Michelle ROHLOFF; his great-grandchildren, TJ, Emma, Maddie, Lathan, Ani, Austin, Sophie, William, Hollie and Keena; his siblings, Russell Wayne PHELPS, Lois CULLIFER, Jean HOGGARD, Sheila BRYD, their families, extended family and friends.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake 23322. Interment will follow at Moyock Memorial Cemetery in Moyock, NC.  The family will receive friends for a viewing on Wednesday, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Oman Funeral Home.  (Oman Funeral Home)

Thelma PHELPS

ELIZABETH CITY Thelma PHELPS, 80, died June 1. Born in Jarvisburg, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was a former reporter for The Daily Advance. Survivors include a nephew, Nathan O'NEAL of Norfolk. Graveside services were held Thursday in Old Newbern Cemetery in Jarvisburg by Rev. Frankie HUGGINS. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, June 7, 1992)

Aaron S. PHILLIPS

Aaron S. PHILLIPS entered into eternal rest, at his home in Newport News, Va., on Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, 2006, after an extended illness.  The son of the late Jacob P. PHILLIPS and Johnnie V. Granby PHILLIPS, Aaron was born in Moyock, N.C., where he attended the Currituck County Public Schools. Aaron attended North Carolina A&T University. He served in the U.S. Army, and retired in 1980 as a staff sergeant after 22 years of military service. He later worked for Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority for 14 years as the service maintenance coordinator. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jacob M. PHILLIPS and a sister, LaBarbara HUGHES. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Faye; his daughter Tonya; two brothers, Norris P. and Wendell (Ruth); three sisters, Wilhelmina BARNARD, Joyce CREWS (Robert) and Setenia SMITH (Clarence); a sister-in-law, Nadene BOWSER; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. A celebration of life for Deacon PHILLIPS will be held at noon, Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at First Baptist Church Denbigh, with pastor Ivan T. HARRIS, officiating. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. A viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and at the church two hours prior to the service on Friday. The family wishes to thank the staff and patients of the Hilton Dialysis Center; Dr. David BAYNE, Dr. Arnold BERESH and Dr. Alexander VOLJAVEC for their attentiveness and concern.  Arrangements are by O.H. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News, Va.  (The Daily Advance - Thursday, October 19, 2006)

Joanne PHILLIPS

MOYOCK - Joann PHILLIPS, formerly of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully in her home on July 16, 2004, surrounded by her loving family. Joann was born in the mountains of West Virginia and she always considered those mountains to be her home. She had a tremendous love for nature which she instilled deeply in all five of her children. Joann was an avid reader, consuming five or more books a week throughout her entire life. Her love for the written word afforded her an education no school could ever possibly offer. In her thirties she embarked on a very successful career in sales. She quickly became the top salesperson for both Rice’s Nachmans, and Avon.  Joann was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Charles A. PHILLIPS, and her son Joseph H. PHILLIPS, as well as by her brother, Clarence "Junior" HADDIX. She leaves behind her four loving children, three grandchildren and her four loving and wonderful sisters, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joann will be remembered for her sharp wit and her wonderful sense of humor.  She will be buried at Baltimore National Cemetery beside her beloved husband, as well as her son, Joey. Joann’s life was about love for friends and family, and she will never be forgotten by those of us who were blessed to have known her. May she rest in the loving arms of the source from which all life springs, and to which all life returns, eternally peaceful, and where the springs of love and forgiveness runneth over.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance - Sunday - July 18, 2004)

Carl Howard PICKELL, SR.

JARVISBURG Carl Howard PICKELL, SR., 78, of Jarvisburg, died at his son's residence on Saturday, April 1, 1995. Born in Pikeville, Ky., he was a retired self-employed mechanic and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Elizabeth City and a member of the NC Rifle Association. He had also served in the U.S. Navy. He was the son of the late Howard Randall and Lena Justice PICKELL and husband of Anna Sawyer PICKELL of Elizabeth City. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Debbie Pickell SANDERS of Weeksville; and five sons: Carl H. PICKELL, JR. of Powells Point, Clarence Lee PICKELL of Elizabeth City, David Norman PICKELL of Grantsboro, Billy Earl PICKELL of Grandy and Charles Allen PICKELL of Jarvisburg; one brother, Rex J. PICKELL of Long Beach, California; and a nephew, James Earl PICKELL of Grandy; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Roy Douglas PICKELL. Graveside services were held Monday in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Doug HARN officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, April 4, 1995; pg. 5A)

Norah Mixon PICKELL

BARCO - Norah Mixon PICKELL, 54, died Aug. 23, 1999. No services are planned at this time. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – August 24, 1999; pg. B8)

Ruby Saunders PICKETT

Ruby Saunders PICKETT, 65, died Sept. 4, 1994, in Virginia Beach.  She was born in Back Bay, Va.  Survivors include her husband, Thurman Eugene PICKETT; a son, Ervin E. PICKETT of Poplar Branch, N.C.; her mother, Evelyn Henley SAUNDERS of Back Bay; three brothers, Thomas SAUNDERS of South Hill, Va., Harold SAUNDERS of Creeds and Richard SAUNDERS of Back Bay.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Jarvisburg Church of Christ, Jarvisburg, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 6, 1994; pg. B2)

Thurman Eugene PICKETT

POPLAR BRANCH - Thurman Eugene "Pick" PICKETT, 84, of Poplar Branch, died Sunday December 17, 2006 in Nags Head. Mr. PICKETT was born in Gallapolis, Ohio and was an assemblyman with Ford Motor Co for 32 years. Mr. PICKETT served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy.  He was the son of the late Roy and Nellie Craig PICKETT and the husband of the late Ruby Saunders PICKETT.  Surviving are her son, Ervin E. PICKETT of Poplar Branch; one sister, Thelma ANGELL and one brother, Max PICKETT both of Ohio.  A service of remembrance will be Wednesday December 20, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in Charity Church Cemetery, Charity Neck, VA.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 19, 2006; pg. 10A)

Ashley Dawn PIERCE

Ashley Dawn PIERCE, 21, of 6395 Caratoke Highway, Grandy, NC died Friday, December 4, 2009 at her residence. Born in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of Wayne PIERCE and Rose Pinner PIERCE of the residence. Other survivors include a sister, Brittany PIERCE.  A funeral service will be Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Poplar Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Tom OLIVER and the Rev. Herbert HEMINGWAY officiating. Burial will be in the Gilden Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church immediately after the service. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Johnnie PIERCE, SR.

Johnnie PIERCE, SR., 77, a retired longshoreman, died May 24, 1995, in a Chesapeake hospital.  Mr. PIERCE was born in Currituck, N.C., and was the widower of Ruth Elizabeth PIERCE. He was retired from Local (NU)970, International Longshoreman's Association and was a member of Southside Hunt Club in South Mills, N.C. He was an Army veteran of World War II.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny Jr. and Eleanor S. PIERCE of Chesapeake; a brother, Elwood PIERCE of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Brian K. PIERCE and Mary Beth PIERCE, both of Chesapeake.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Gary McCLENNEY. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot – May 25, 1995; pg. B8)

Charlotte Meeder PIGG

Charlotte "Mickey" PIGG, 85, of Woodleigh Road, passed Feb. 20, 2010, peacefully in her home. She was born in Sheffield, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Leroy R. MEEDER and Mary Jane Paul MEEDER. Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Henry E. PIGG. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and GG. She had a long career as a restaurant owner and was a member of Knotts Island United Methodist Church. Charlotte is survived by six children, Johnny M. BELCH and wife, Terri, of Lakewood, Calif., Donna HOOVER and husband, Bill ,of Madison, Ill., Barbara BANTA and husband, Casey, of VeVay, Ind., Susan JOHNSON and husband, Jody, of Knotts Island, James BELCH and wife, Carla, of Virginia Beach, Va. and Michelle LEWIS and husband, Richard, of Elizabeth City; five sisters, Betty, Pat, Alice, Myrt and Mimi; a brother, Jack; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and many loving friends. She was predeceased by 2 daughters, Harriet and Ruthie; and a son, Richard. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, in Knotts Island United Methodist Church by Pastor David CUNNINGHAM. Burial will follow in Knotts Island United Methodist Church Cemetery. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel is handling arrangements. The family will receive friends today at 5 p.m. at Oceanside Condominium, 401 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, Va.  (The Daily Advance - Tuesday, February 23, 2010)

Howard PIGGOTT, SR.

Howard PIGOTT, SR., 84, died Oct. 27, 1993, in a local hospital.  Mr. PIGOTT was born in Coinjock, N.C. He retired as a Coast Guard chief boatswain mate after 22 1/2 years and from Naval Air Station as an aviation metalsmith after 19 years. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Norfolk, and formerly served as a deacon. He was a member of Fleet Reserve Association, Branch (NU)60, and was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II.  Mr. and Mrs. PIGOTT were married for more than 59 years.  Survivors include his wife, Gracie M. PIGOTT; two sons, Howard PIGOTT, JR. of Glen Gardner, N.J., and Shannon D. PIGOTT of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Karin LOSH, Melissa PIGOTT and John PIGOTT, all of North Port, N.Y.; and a niece, Audrey KILLION of Winchester, Md.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. J. Mark PULLEN. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with full military honors. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot – October 29, 1993; pg. D2)

George Alan PINTO

WATERLILY - George Alan "Al" PINTO, 72 husband of Betty Doxey PINTO died in Florida July 25, 2004.  A Memorial service will be conducted Saturday August 21, 2004 at 3:00 o’clock In the Hampton Cemetery, Waterlily NC. The family will receive friends at the Cemetery following the service. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel 405 East Church St. Elizabeth City NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford's Funeral Home records)

John Anthony PIOTROWSKI

ELIZABETH CITY - John Anthony PIOTROWSKI, age 77, of Moyock, NC, died Thursday, February 19, 2004 in Bayside Hospital, Va. Beach, VA. He was born in Michigan City, IN, and was the son the late Ignatius PIOTROWSKI and Martha Banul PIOTROWSKI. He the husband of Ann Pilarski PIOTROWSKI of the residence. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus where he was a fourth degree Knight. In 1990 he was Knight of the year for the NC council. He was a retired Master Sergeant from the US Army after serving for 26 years. He served during WWII, Korean War, and Viet Nam. He was a recipient of the purple heart.  Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Ann Marie McPHERSON of Camden, NC, Suzanne HALSTEAD of Va. Beach, VA, Dianne RUSSELL of Knightdale, NC; one son, Pete PIOTROWSKI of Naperville, NC; four sisters, Caroline BOWERS, Cecelia HYSKA, and Angeline GREGORY, all of Michigan City, IN, and Jean BEMIS of Terre Haute, IN; one brother, Casimir PIOTROWSKI of Michigan City, IN; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by one daughter, Patricia WOODS.  A funeral service will be conducted Monday, February 23, 2004 at 11:00 AM in the Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Jim BUCHHOLZ officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors. A Rosary service will be Sunday evening, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church. The family will be at the residence at other times. Memorial gifts may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church, 1453 N. Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, February 21, 2004)

Thaddeous Arnell PLEDGER, SR.

POWELLS POINT - Thaddeous Arnell PLEDGER, SR., 44, of Powells Point, died Monday, October 9.  Mr. PLEDGER was chief of police for Southern Shores.  A f uneral service was to be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 14 at Macedonia Disciples of Christ Church in Poplar Branch.  Burial will be at Moore's Family Cemetery in Jarvisburg.  Stallings Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 15, 2006; pg. 10A)

Hazel Fentress PLESSINGER

NORFOLK - Hazel Virginia PLESSINGER moved to her heavenly home on May 4, 2012.  The youngest and last surviving child of Octavius and Jenny FENTRESS, she was born in Currituck County, N.C., on Jan. 18, 1917. During her wonderful 95 years of life, she graduated from Hampton Roads Business College and worked for many years at Tillman Tax Service in Newport News, Va. She was an active member of Lafayette Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Va., where she was honored to be the oldest living member of the congregation.  Hazel enjoyed playing bridge and scrabble and mastering crossword puzzles. She always tried to keep our family healthy and well informed on the best way to accomplish living a healthy and full life. It was remarkable how she lived every day of her life overflowing with passion and robust energy. Hazel prided herself of taking care of her health and appearance and always looked amazing.  Hazel is survived by and was devoted to her only child, Faye Yvonne HAMILTON, and her son-in-law, Bob HAMILTON. Additional survivors include her grandchildren, Troy Christian PLESS (Sarah), Kristie Dawn PLESS; and her beloved great-grandchildren, Kayla, Korrie, Parker and Quinn. Her special nieces that survive her are Tinnie RULE, Joan SCARBOROUGH, Patricia PERRERAS (Romy), Barbara HART, Ethel Ann JONES and Nel Rae KEEL. She leaves behind her precious Cody.   She was preceded in death by her five siblings, David FENTRESS, Margaret YOUNG, Patricia POTTER, Ophelia MAGNESS and Marie PIERCE.  The family shall always be indebted to Joanie SCARBOROUGH for her loving care and companionship to Hazel. Joanie, your love and devotion to Hazel and the family has taught all of us a priceless lesson about sacrificial love. Our sincerest thanks for all you have done.   A memorial service will be held at Lafayette Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Va., at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012. A reception will immediately follow the service where the family will receive guests.  (Daily Press - May 11, 2012)

Donald Burch POLLARD

Donald Burch POLLARD, 61, of Moyock, N.C., and formerly of Chesapeake, died Saturday Sept. 14, 1996, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mr. POLLARD was born in Newport, R.I., and was the son of P.M. POLLARD of Norfolk and the late Margie LaCain POLLARD. He was terminal manager for Sentry Petroleum Co., Norfolk. He was a member of the Moyock Ruritan Club; vice president of the Tulls Bay Ruritan Club; American Cancer Board; AARP and was an Eagle Scout and assistant Scout Master of Troop #5 Norfolk. Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Edith Florence Buckbannon POLLARD of Moyock; his daughter, Joyce GRIMM of Moundsville, W.Va.; his two sons, Jim KURTZ of China Grove, N.C., Eric KURTZ of Marysville, Tenn.; a brother, Richard POLLARD of Chesapeake; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  A memorial graveside service following the burial will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. The Rev. John DEARING will officiate. Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is handling arrangements. There will be no public viewing or visitation.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 15, 1996; pg. B6)

Helen Elizabeth Barco POOL

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Helen Elizabeth Barco POOL, 94, died peacefully on March 6, 2005, at Sentara Nursing Home in Barco, NC, where she resided for over eight years. Helen was born on November 26, 1910, in Grandy, NC. She lived in South Norfolk for over 30 years. She was the daughter of the late William Clyde BARCO and Laura Evans BARCO and was the widow of Charlie Gaskins POOL. They were married for over 55 years. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Wendell BARCO, SR. and Ralph Evans BARCO and three sisters, Izez Barco GRANDY, Mary Barco ETHERIDGE and Bertha Barco GREGORY.  She is survived by a daughter, Dr. Laura Pool OSTRANDER of Va. Beach and a son, Charles Proctor POOL and wife Karen, two grandchildren, Jessica Elizabeth POOL and Kevin Gaskins POOL of Carova Beach, NC, ten nieces and nephews, seventeen great-nieces and nephews, nine great-great nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Pool HARRELL of Jacksonville Beach, FL and Norma Saunders BARCO of Grandy, NC.  Helen was a registered nurse, graduating in the Class of 1933 from Norfolk Protestant Hospital. She was employed as a private duty nurse before receiving public health certification from the College of William and Mary in 1936. She worked for Kings Daughters Visiting Nurse Service and South Norfolk and Chesapeake Health Departments. She retired in 1982 with over 35 years of service. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Grandy, NC.  A memorial service will be conducted at 3 pm on Monday, March 14, 2005 at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge with the Rev. Glenn McCRANIE officiating.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 15, 2005; pg. 6A)

Joseph Varion POPPERWILL

Joseph Varion POPPERWILL, 85, of 103 Myrtle Drive, Moyock died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at his residence. Born in Pamlico County, he was the son of the late Robert and Etta Lupton POPPERWILL and was the husband of Ruby Bowling POPPERWILL of the residence. Along with his wife, Mr. POPPERWILL is survived by his daughters, Nancy BEATTY, Brenda MOREIN, and Carol WARBURTON; sons, Joe POPPERWILL,l JR., Larry POPPERWILL, Tracey POPPERWILL, Todd POPPERWILL, and David SEARS; a sister, Nina HOLLOMON; a brother, Robert POPPERWILL; twenty six grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda HANSON. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor James HARRINGTON officiating. Burial will follow in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Memorial Chapel Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the POPPERWILL family.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, November 12, 2010)

Edwin Merle PORTER

Edwin Merle PORTER, 82, of Currituck County, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2004 in Elizabeth City, N.C.  Born in Inez, Ky., he was the son of the late John W. PORTER and Etta Mae Hatfield PORTER and was the widower of Ruth Creef PORTER.  Merle was the former owner of Porter Construction Company and Riviera Hunting and Fishing Lodge.  Survivors include three children: Linda PORTER of Waterlily, N.C., Gordon PORTER and wife Carolyn of Chesapeake, Va. and Robin CARTWRIGHT and husband Gary of Shawboro, N.C.; 6 grandchildren: David MORRISETTE and wife Melinda, Alec MORRISETTE and wife Heather, Alison SMITH and husband Jeff, Wesley MILLER and wife Meredith, Clay CARTWRIGHT and Amber CARTWRIGHT; 4 great-grandchildren: Vance MORRISETTE, Savannah SMITH, Dylan MORRISETTE and Madison MORRISETTE.  The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2004 at Oman Funeral Homer & Crematory in Chesapeake.  The Rev. Randy McMILLEN will officiate.  The interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park.  (The Daily Advance - Monday, June 7, 2004)

Joseph Edward PORTER

GRANDY - Joseph "Joe" Edward PORTER, 73, of Grandy, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Sunday, February 27 at his residence.  Mr. PORTER was born in Norfolk, Va. and was a retired lead aircraft inspector with U.S. Airways.  He was a member of the Outer Banks Worship Center of the Assemblies of God, Goose Creek Golf and Country Club and a graduate of Granby High School where he lettered in four sports and senior chorus.  Mr. PORTER also served his county honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Edward and Hilda May Rudiger PORTER.  Surviving are his wife, Barbara Lee Dorn PORTER of the home; two daughters: Deborah Leigh JOHNS of Venetia, Pa. and Sherry Lynn SMITH of Crafton, Pa.; grandchildren: Eric SMITH, Wendy Smith EVENS and husband Davy, Jackie SMITH and Sarah JOHNS; uncles, Burnley RUDIGER and Fred RUDIGER; and many cousins.  A celebration of life will be held Thursday, march 3 at 10 a.m. in the Outer Banks Worship Center by the Rev. Jim LEWIS.  Burial will be in the Southern Shores Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, march 1, 2005; pg. 10A)

Mariejo B. PORVAZNIK

POINT HARBOR - Mariejo B. PORVAZNIK, 76, Jan. 2. Funeral 10 a.m., Wednesday, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kitty Hawk. Burial, Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Poplar Branch. Arrangements by Twiford's Funeral Homes, Elizabeth City.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, January 5, 2004)

Sylvester M. PORVAZNIK

POINT HARBOR - Sylvester M. "Pro" PORVAZNIK, 75, died Dec. 9, 2004, at Latrobe, Pa., area hospital. He was born March 4, 1929, in Duquesne, Pa., to the late Michael and Stella (Yocas) PORVAZNIK. He was a member of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kitty Hawk, N.C., and was retired from U.S. Steel Corporation. He was also a member of Duck Woods Country Club in North Carolina and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. PORVAZNIK was predeceased by his wife, Mariejo (Battaglia) PORCAZNIK and is survived by a son, Michael J. PORCAZNIK of Point Harbor, N.C.; two sisters, Nancy "Ann" WILSON and Mary Lou CHANCE, both of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; brother-in-law, Sam BATTAGLIA of Latrobe; sister-in-law, Pauline Battaglia TIBERI of Latrobe; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Family and friends attended a blessing service Dec. 14, 2004, at 10 a.m. in the John J. Lopatich Funeral Home, 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, with the Rev. Alan GROTE officiating. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kitty Hawk. Immediately following Mass, interment will be at the Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Coinjock, N.C.  (The Virginian Pilot - Wednesday, December 15, 2004)

A. Johnnie POTEAT, JR.

DADE CITY, FLA - A. Johnnie POTEAT JR., 74, died Aug. 21, 2003. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Grandy, N.C. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, September 3, 2003)

Patricia Fentress POTTER

Patricia Fentress POTTER, 86, a retired steno clerk, died April 7, 1995.  Mrs. POTTER was born in Currituck County, N.C. She retired from J.C. Council after 22 years, was the widow of the late Francis R. YOUNG and the late Cole L. POTTER and a member of Lafayette Presbyterian Church and O.E.S. Rebecca Lodge #13.  Survivors include a daughter, Nell Rae KEEL of Chesapeake; a son, Richard F. YOUNG of Norfolk; three sisters, Ophelia MAGNESS, Hazel PLESSINGER and Marie PIERCE, all of Norfolk; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  A friends and family night with memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Max G. CULLER(The Virginian-Pilot – April 10, 1995; pg. B4)

Doris Sawyer POTTS

SUFFOLK - Doris S. POTTS, 92, passed away August 24, 2012 at Nansemond Point in Suffolk.  Born in Currituck County, N.C., she was the widow of Paul D. POTTS and the daughter of the late Jesse and Laura SAWYER. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Becky DAVIS.  Survivors include her daughters, Patsey STRANGE (Edward) of Cary, N.C., Sally LEGG (Paul) of Suffolk, and Pauline KENNEY (Mike) of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren; a sister, Norma WOLF and husband Jack; and sister-in-law, Mildred HERMANN.  A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, August 28, at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Steward McCARTER in the R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington Street, Suffolk with burial following at the Waverly Cemetery, Waverly, Va. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Monday, August 27 from 7 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot - August 26, 2012)

Dorothy Cook POWELL

Dorothy Cook POWELL, 81, a retired dental assistant, died May 19, 1992, in a hospital.  Mrs. POWELL was born in Allegany, N.Y., and was the widow of Luke A. POWELL. She was a member of Pilmore United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star 218, Coinjock. She had formerly owned Powell's China Shop.  Survivors include a sister, Betty C. WHATLEY of Atlanta.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Twiford Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Jerry JACKSON and the Rev. Ray WHITMAN.  (The Virginian-Pilot – May 20, 1992; pg. D5)

Little Joe POWELL, SR.

Elder Little Joe POWELL, SR., 65, died April 21, 1993, in Chesapeake General Hospital.  Elder POWELL, a native of Ahoskie, was pastor and founder of the Samuel Chapel Holiness Church in Moyock. He was founder of the Currituck County Concerned Citizens; past president of the Currituck County Chapter of the NAACP; member of the North Star Masonic Lodge (PHA); and a member of the Ministers Association of Currituck County. He was a son of the late Josephus and Mrs. Vera Mitchell POWELLSurvivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace M. POWELL; three daughters, Mrs. Jacklyn WILSON, Ms. Sharon POWELL and Mrs. Deborah FEREBEE of Moyock; four step-daughters, Ms. Debra INNISS and Mrs. Cheryl DAY of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Sandra LEE of Richmond, Va., and Mrs. Lisa WILLIAMS of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five sons, Elder Little Joe POWELL, JR., Mr. Ronald POWELL and Mr. Richie POWELL of Moyock, Mr. Michael POWELL and Elder Craig POWELL of Elizabeth City; three step-sons, Wayne INNISS of Albuquerque, N.M., Kenneth INNISS and Jerry INNISS of Jamaica, N.Y.; five sisters, Mrs. Clara HARPER and Mrs. Ella TOWE of Chesapeake, Evangelist Buelah GORDON of South Mills, Mrs. Bettie SAWYER and Mrs. Sarah DUNSTON of Moyock; three brothers, the Rev. George POWELL, Mr. Johnny C. POWELL and Mr. Herman POWELL of Moyock; father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd WOOD of Elizabeth City; 14 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; one son-in-law, Mr. Andrew FEREBEE of Moyock; four daughters-in-law, Mrs. Alphine POWELL, Mrs. Marita POWELL of Moyock, Mrs. Lauretta POWELL and Mrs. La-Rita POWELL of Elizabeth City.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Samuel Chapel Holiness Church, Moyock, by Dr. I. Joseph WILLIAMS. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Masonic rites by North Star Lodge, Moyock. A wake will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the church, where viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. The family will be at the home of the deceased. Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is handling arrangements.   (The Virginian-Pilot – April 23, 1993; pg. D2)

 Mildred Collins POWELL

Mildred Collins POWELL, 90, of 3907 Caratoke Highway, Barco, died Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at Sentara Barco Nursing Center, Barco, NC. Born in Hurlock, MD, she was the daughter of the late John Wilson and Hattie Helen Bowdle COLLINS and was the widow of Mr. John Thomas POWELL. Mrs. POWELL was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1954 as a Supply Sergeant. During her service in the Army she was awarded the Good Conduct Medal with one Clasp, the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal, and the National Defense Medal. From 1973 until 1984 Mrs. POWELL had worked as a shipping and receiving clerk for Firestone Tire Company. She was a Presbyterian.  Mrs. POWELL is survived by her daughter, Donna JACKSON and husband Eldon; grandchildren, Denise JACKSON, and Robert JACKSON; great grandchild, Nalani JACKSON; a sister, Annabelle LeCOMPTE and husband Leonard; nieces, Jill BENJOYA, Cindy PICARD and husband Jerry, and Paulette TRAVERSE; and nephews, Jack GARRIS, and Bill SMITH and wife Betty.  There are no services planned at this time. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Powell family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Oscar Leon POWELL

Oscar Leon POWELL, 85, of Shawboro, NC died Tuesday morning September 9, 2003 in Ahoskie, NC. He was a native of Virginia son of the late James O. and Mrs. Bettie Sawyer POWELL and the widower of Tillie Cowell POWELL. Mr. POWELL was a retired farmer, a member of the Pilmoor United Methodist Church the NC Pork Producers Association and Co-Founder of Powells Markets.  Mr. POWELL is survived by one daughter Susan EARLEY and husband Bill of Ahoskie, NC; one son William POWELL and wife Eddie Jo of Shawboro, NC; and one grandson Paxtin POWELL. He was preceded in death by a daughter Marsha POWELL.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock in Twifords Memorial Chapel 405 East Church St. by Rev. C. H. WELLONS and Rev. Scott Wilson PARSONS. Burial will follow in the Cowell Family Cemetery, Shawboro, NC. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 o’clock and all other times at the residence of his son and daughter in law in Shawboro.  (Twiford Funeral Home records)

 Teresa Riddick POWELL

Teresa Riddick POWELL of Moyock, passed away on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at Chesapeake General Hospital in Chesapeake, Va. Celebration of Life services will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at 2 p.m. in Samuel Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, Moyock with the Rev. Ronnie CULLEY officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at new Christian Home Missionary Baptist Church in Moyock. She leaves to mourn her mother, Evelyn L. RIDDICK, of Norfolk, Va.; one daughter, Latoria MOORE and husband, Joseph, of Moyock; two sons, Tony POWELL and wife, Marie, of Elizabeth City and Billy POWELL and wife, Sandra, of Moyock; one sister, Debra BARNES, and husband, Larry, of Carrsville, Va.; one brother, Larry RIDDICK, and wife, JoAnn, of Portsmouth, Va.; daughter-in-law, Jennifer POWELL, of Moyock; twelve grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Rivers Community Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is expressing sympathy to the Powell family through sincere services.  (The Daily Advance – Tuesday, December 15, 2009)

Tillie Cowell POWELL

SHAWBORO – Tillie Cowell POWELL, 66, died Monday, October 23 at her residence. A native of Currituck County, she was a daughter of the late Marshall P. and Susan Boswood COWELL and the wife of Leon POWELL. She was co-founder with her husband of Powell's Pick Your Own Produce and Powell Farm Sporting Clays Range. She was president of Currituck Farm Bureau and served on the Currituck County Board of Adjustments from 1975 to 1992 where she had served as chairperson. In 1984 she received the state award for Outstanding Woman of the Year in agriculture for North Carolina. Other memberships include DAR, Albemarle Criminal Justice Partnership Program and the Shawboro Ruritan Club. She was a member of Pilmoor United Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters: Susan EARLEY and husband Bill of Ahoskie and Marsha POWELL of Shawboro; one son, William POWELL of Shawboro; one sister, Elizabeth Cowell GIBBS of Sligo; and a niece, Dawn Gibbs CRAFT of Moyock. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City with the Rec. C.H. WELLONS and the Rev. Bruce ALLEN officiating. Burial will follow in the Cowell Family Cemetery in Shawboro. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, October 26, 1995; pg. 6A)

Willie Elizabeth Hoggard POWELL

Willie Elizabeth Hoggard POWELL, died Feb. 19, 1991, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mrs. POWELL, a native of Currituck County, was a member of Samuel Chapel Holiness Church and the NAACP.  Survivors include her husband, Elder Little Joe POWELL, SR.; three daughters, Jacklyn E. WILSON, Sharon M. POWELL and Deborah E. FEREBEE, all of Moyock; five sons, Elder Little Joe POWELL, JR., Ronald L. POWELL and Richie C. POWELL, all of Moyock, Michael A. POWELL and Craig M. POWELL.  (The Virginian-Pilot – February 22, 1991; pg. D2)

Corinne Wise POWERS

Corinne Wise POWERS, 71 of 112 King’s Way, Moyock, NC died Thursday, October 18, 2012 at her residence.  A native of Kenosha, WI, she was the daughter of the late Edmond WISE and Darlene Crittenman ZIMMERMAN and the wife of Leroy POWERS of SC.  She was a sales clerk at Todd’s Pharmacy and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  Corinne was a loving, funny, good spirited woman.  She always gave the best advice to family and friends and helped anyone who was in need the best she could.  She loved to play cards, go camping and also traveling.  She was very good at making things from scratch such as arts and crafts and she was a great seamstress.  She will be missed very dearly and never forgotten.  She is survived by two daughters, Melody JOHNSON and husband Samuel and Melinda Sue HORTON all of Moyock, NC; a son, Mike Lynn HORTON of San Francisco, CA; two sisters, Pat HAWKINS, Judy FRANZ; four brothers, Ernie WISE, Jerry HEYWOOD, Gary ZIMMERMAN and Scott ZIMMERMAN; four grandchildren, Amanda HORTON, Carlee RANKINS, Robert JOHNSON, and Alexandra JOHNSON, five great grandchildren, Liam, Ellie, Jayden, Loki, and Olivia.  A memorial service will be Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. James HARRINGTON officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the church.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Powers family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

David Cornes POWERS

JARVISBURG - David Cornes POWERS, 66, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Norfolk, the son of the late Winfred C. and Amelia Denny POWERS and was the husband of Carolyn DeBaun POWERS.  Mr. POWERS was the owner of Oldies But Goodies Antique Shop and loved vintage cars. Besides his wife, Mr. POWERS is survived by a son, Michael D. POWERS and wife Dawn of Chesterfield, Va.; a sister, Ann Powers ASHMORE and husband Rod of Elizabeth City; a brother, Robert POWERS and wife Claudia of Chesapeake; and three grandchildren, Dalton, Heather and Colton POWERS. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, with the Rev. Dave LIBENGOOD officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends following the service in the lobby of the funeral home and at other times at the residence of his sister, Ann P. ASHMORE, 505 Planters Run, Elizabeth City.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, January 6, 2007)

John William POWERS

MOYOCK  - John William POWERS, 29, suffered a massive heart attack and passed away Feb. 20, 2005, while at work on his job at Prince Sultan Air Force Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. John was a native of Currituck County, N.C., and was a 1993 graduate of Currituck County High School. He also attended Pima Community College, Tucson, Ariz., where he studied power plant mechanics. John served in the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of senior airman. He was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal by the Department of the Air Force for Meritorious Service, Aug. 2, 1994 to Sept. 1, 1997. Senior Airman POWERS distinguished himself by meritorious service as Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron, 355th Operations Group, 355th Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. During this period, Airman POWERS demonstrated exceptional technical expertise and hard-charging skill in the inspection, repair and build-up of eight propeller assemblies reclaimed into service from the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center. His endeavors alleviated the shortage of propellers worldwide, saving $975,000. His workmanship and exemplary performance contributed to the unit winning the Operations Groups Best Flying Squadron Maintenance Unit award for January-March 1997. After leaving the Air Force, he went to work for Lockheed Martin, Division of Middle East Services, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and later for Difa Operations and Maintenance Company when Difa succeeded operations from Lockheed Martin. At the age of 22, he was Lockheed Martin's youngest employee in its whole Middle East Division. He was an aircraft mechanic and worked on the C130H and Casa 235 airplanes and was a supervisor of a group in Saudi and Pakistani mechanics. He was highly regarded by the group of mechanics he supervised and they considered him a friend too. John is survived by his wife, Aida Hassen POWERS, a nurse whom he met and married while in Saudi Arabia, and his parents, Calvin and Yvonne POWERS of Moyock, N.C. John and Aida made their home in Ranco Village Compound, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. John was a wonderful, loving, caring, devoted and giving husband and son and was greatly loved and cherished by his wife and mother and father. He will be sorely missed. He was a Baptist and attended Northwest Baptist Church, Chesapeake, during his youth and when he was home on vacation. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Northwest Baptist Church. Visitation will be anytime at the home of Calvin and Yvonne POWERS of Moyock, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, March 11, 2005)

Leonard Cecil POWERS, JR.

MOYOCK - Leonard Cecil POWERS, JR., 43, died Feb. 18, 2004, in Georgia. Mr. POWERS was born in Norfolk to Leonard and Ann POWERS. Mr. POWERS was a member of First Baptist Church of Folkston, Ga. He was a superintendent for Hal-Jones Construction in Jacksonville, Fla. and a past member of Local 613. Mr. POWERS graduated from Currituck County High School in 1979. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Atkins POWERS; his son, Lee Chandler POWERS of Hortense, Ga.; step-children, Robert BARNES of Jacksonville, Fla.. and Monica GOODEN of Kingsland, Ga.; and his sister, Cynthia and husband, Joseph HOBBS of Moyock, N.C. Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Northwest Baptist Church with the Rev. M.R. WHITE officiating. Burial to follow at Moyock Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home of Leonard and Ann POWERS, SR.  (Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, February 22, 2004)

Leonard Cecil POWERS, SR.

MOYOCK, NC - Leonard “L.C.” Cecil POWERS, SR., 74, passed away at his residence on June 26, 2008. Mr. POWERS was born in Moyock North Carolina to the late Philip “Tuck” POWERS and Lydia Ann POWERS. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of Northwest Baptist Church and the Carpenter’s Union #613. Mr. Powers was known by family and friends as “L.C.”. He was a gregarious gentleman who never met a stranger.  Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Ann Thomas POWERS; his daughter, Cynthia Powers HOBBS and her husband Joseph F. of Moyock, NC; his sister Lorretta Parker LAWSON and her husband Allen of Vanceboro, NC; his two grandchildren, Lee Chandler POWERS of Evans, Georgia and Dylan Nathanael HOBBS of Moyock, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his son, Leonard Cecil POWERS, JR. and his brother Lloyd S. PARKER.  The funeral services will be Tuesday, 2:00 pm at Northwest Baptist Church with Rev. Michael C. SMITH and Rev. M. R. WHITE officiating. The burial will follow at Moyock Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Twiford Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Leroy W. POWERS

Leroy W. POWERS, longtime resident of Moyock, North Carolina and recent resident of Presbyterian Community of Lexington, SC, went to be with the Lord on November 24, 2012 at the age of 92. He lived a full life of loving the Lord, family and friends.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 1-2 pm at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 871 Tulls Creek Rd., Moyock, N. C.  with the funeral service following at 2:00 pm. The family will host a brief reception immediately following the service.  Interment will follow for the immediate family at the Moyock Memorial Cemetery.  Leroy was the son of the late Harry W. and Ruth M. POWERS and was predeceased by his brother, Ralph M. POWERS.  He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years Alice Creekmore POWERS and wife of 7 years, Corinne W. POWERS.  Survivors include his two sons and their spouses, Steve and Wanda POWERS of McKinney, TX and Roy and Teresa POWERS of Lexington, SC; grandchildren and spouses Stephanie and Tate TROYER of Saginaw, TX, Jeffrey POWERS of Dallas, TX., Brent and Heather POWERS of Lexington, SC, and Kimberly and Jason MIDKIFF of Asheville, NC and great grandchildren Hannah, Brinkley and Allie TROYER of Saginaw, TX and Emma Grace, Bryce, and Molly POWERS of Lexington, SC.   Leroy attended NC State for 3 years after which he sought a career at the Naval Supply Center in Norfolk. He married Alice CREEKMORE in 1940 and was commissioned into the Navy in 1942.  He served 12 years in active/reserve duty with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.  He returned to the Naval Supply Center after the war and later worked in family business of Powers & Winslow’s. He eventually returned to Naval Supply Center and retired in 1986 as Deputy Direct of the Water Freight Division.  He was a past member of Moyock Methodist Church where he took an active role in leadership positions including Lay Ministry.  For the past 7 years he was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where he experienced their Christian love.  Also, he served as a Mason for 68 years being an active member and past Master of Currituck Lodge #463 AF & AM. He was honored to serve as District Deputy Grandmaster of the 1st Masonic district 1996-1998.  It is with bitter sweet emotion that we say goodbye to Dad on this earth but know he is at peace and in the presence of God.  The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful staff and loving care givers at Lexington SC Presbyterian Community and Amedisys Hospice for their loving care.  The family would ask that in lieu flowers, donations be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 West Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.   Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street,  Elizabeth City, N.C.  is assisting the Powers family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Martin Kurtis POWERS

Martin Kurtis POWERS, 50, of 358 Narrow Shore Road, Aydlett, NC, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Albemarle Hospital.  Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of Marvin D. POWERS  and Mary Ellen Curling ANGUS.  Mr. POWERS is survived by a son, Martin “Tater” Ray POWERS of Virginia Beach, VA; five sisters, Pamela GOMEZ of NC, Kimberly ANGUS of NC, Charea ANGUS of NC, Angela SMITH of VA and Amy POWERS of Peru; a brother, Marvin Keith POWERS of NC and a grandchild, Jaielle O. POWERS of VA.  A memorial  service will take place Friday, November 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the residence, 358 Narrow Shore Road, Aydlett, NC.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge, 930-A Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC  27834.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Powers family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Melvin Thomas POWERS

GRANDY - Melvin Thomas “Tommy” POWERS, 61, of Evans Drive, Grandy, N. C. died Tuesday August 29, 2006 at the Hampton Veterans Hospital.  Mr. POWERS was a former employee of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, member of the Coinjock American Legion Post # 288, and a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during the Vietnam Conflict. He was preceded in death by his mother Mildred Inez Mizelle POWERS, and his brothers Buddy POWERS and Frank POWERS.  He is survived by his father, Lloyd MONDS of Elizabeth City, N. C. his daughters, Sandra “Sandy” TIPTON and her husband Eddie of Grandy, N. C., Amy MARRINER and her husband Stacy of Elizabeth City, N. C., Teresa SEARS of Jarvisburg, N. C. and step-daughter, Sandra KENT and her husband Brian of Poplar Branch, N. C., sisters, Judy WOOTEN and Sandra KLINE both of Elizabeth City, N. C., Inez SAWYER of Moyock, N. C. and Patricia McPHERSON of Camden, N. C. grandchildren, Chris SAUNDERS, Cayla TIPTON, Heather CARTWRIGHT, Cody SEARS, Kayre WHITE, Candi WHITE, Roy MARRINER and Cameron KENT.  A memorial graveside service will be held Sunday September 3, at 2:00 P. M. at West Lawn Cemetery with Dennis CREHAN officiating. Military honors will be rendered by V.F.W. Post # 6060.  The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:00 P. M. to 8:00 P.M. at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, and other times at the home of his daughter and son-in-law Sandy and Eddie TIPTON, 104 Admiralty Court, Grandy, N. C.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is serving the Powers family.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, September 1, 2006)

Audrey Burgess Dudley POYNER

Audrey Burgess Dudley POYNER, 83, of Elizabeth City, N.C., died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at Barco Sentara Nursing Home. She was born in Elizabeth City, to the late John K. BURGESS and Elizabeth Forbes BURGESS, and was the wife of Louis A. POYNER. Besides her husband, Mrs. POYNER is survived by two daughters, Linda DOXEY of Currituck, N.C., and Donna Jean HAYMAN of Coinjock, N.C.; four sons, Norman K. DUDLEY of Kernsville, N.C., Charles B. DUDLEY of Nashville, N.C., Louis A. POYNER, JR. of Waterlily, N.C., and Marty POYNER of Va.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. POYNER was preceded in death by a husband, Samuel S. DUDLEY, JR.; a son, Ronnie W. DUDLEY; two sisters and a brother. No services are scheduled at this time. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is assisting the POYNER family.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, June 30, 2006)

Carlton Kenford POYNER

Carlton Kenford POYNER 47, died June 22, 1992, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mr. POYNER was born in Currituck County. He had retired from Thalia Gardens Apartments, Virginia Beach, as a painter. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Barrington POYNER; a daughter, Kristy M. POYNER of Camden; three sons, Patrick B. POYNER of Elizabeth City, Carlton POYNER, JR. of Little Rock, Ark., and Michael L. POYNER of Camden; his parents, Lillie M. and Melvin W. POYNER.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 25, 1992; pg. D2)

Equilla Mae POYNER

SHAWBORO - Equilla Mae POYNER, 89, of the 200 block of Sanderlin Road, died March 5, 2003. A funeral will be held today at 3 p.m. at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Walson Funeral Home Inc. is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – March 8, 2003; pg. B7)

Grace Oglesby POYNER

MOYOCK - Grace Oglesby POYNER, 71, of Tulls Creek Road, died Friday, March 22 at Chesapeake, (Va.) General Hospital.  Born in Carteret County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel S. OGLESBY and L'Breeda Boyce OGLESBY and was the widow of Richard Martin POYNER.  She was a homemaker, a member of Moyock United Methodist Church and Moyock Women's Club.  Mrs. POYNER is survived by two daughters: Mary and husband Sam STOKES of Kill Devil Hills and Catherine and husband Charles GILLIKIN of New Bern; a companion, M.C. "Bob" TURLEY of Moyock; one sister, Helen JARMAN of Morehead City; one brother, Vincent and wife Dot OGLESBY of Danville, Va.; and two grandchildren: Daniel and John GILLIKIN.  A funeral service was held Monday, March 25 in Moyock United Methodist Church with the Rev. J. Victor CULBERSON officiating.  Burial was held in Moyock Cemetery.  Arrangements by Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 26, 2002; pg. 13A)

Landry Eugene POYNER

Landry Eugene "Gene" POYNER, 4024 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC died Friday, November 5, 2010 at his residence.  Mr. POYNER, a lifelong resident of Barco, was the son of the late William POYNER and Ida Mae Williams POYNER.  He was owner and operator of Poyner’s Well-Drilling, a U.S. Army Veteran of  Korean War, a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church, and the Coinjock VFW.  He is survived by two daughters, Diana MERRICK of Douglasville, GA and Machelle HOLL of Newnan, GA; three sons, Wayne POYNER of Coinjock, NC, Alan POYNER of Limestone, TN, and Rocky POYNER of Barco, NC; a sister, Grace HASLETT of Virginia Beach, VA; a brother, Tinky POYNER of Barco, four grandchildren; one great grandchild, the mother of his children Helen PRUETT, and his special daughters-in-law, Sharon POYNER and Penny POYNER, who were his caregivers.  He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Earl POYNER and Lewis POYNER.  A funeral service will be Tuesday, November 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel.  The family will receive friends Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home and at other times at the residence.  Memorial donations may be made to the Coinjock VFW.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Poyner family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Louis A. [Alton] POYNER, JR.

Louis A. POYNER, JR., 70, of Waterlily Road, Coinjock, NC died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at his residence. He was born, September 12, 1942 in Barco, NC to the late Louis A. POYNER and Nina Ross POYNER.  Mr. POYNER was the owner and operator of the Poyners Well Drilling Co, a veteran of the US Army and a retired civil service employee as a mechanic. He was a member of Coinjock Baptist Church and past master of Currituck Lodge #463 AF and AM.  He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 50 years, Gloria Harris POYNER, two sons, Steven Ross POYNER and partner, Chris KENYON of Atlanta, GA, and Paul Dean POYNER and wife, Becky of Grandy, NC; one sister, Donna HAYMAN and husband, Kenyon of Coinjock, NC. Also, he is survived by two grandsons, Logan POYNER and Trever POYNER; three nieces, Sara, Kelly and Harper and Jeff SNEAD who was like a son and also survived by special friends, David and Sandy HAMPTON. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marty and Ross POYNER.  A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 2:00pm at their residence, 910 Waterlily Road, Coinjock, NC. Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the POYNER family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Louis Alton POYNER [SR.]

Louis Alton POYNER, 84, of 430 W. Health Center Drive, Nags Head, N.C., died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at Britthaven Nursing Home of the Outer Banks. He was born in Currituck, N.C., the son of the late William and Ida Williams POYNER and the widower of Ruth Burgess POYNER. He was a retired welder for the Naval Shipyard. Mr. POYNER is survived by two daughters, Donna HAYMAN of Coinjock, N.C., and Linda DOXEY of Currituck, N.C.; four sons, Louis A. POYNER, JR. of Coinjock, N.C., Marty POYNER of Chesapeake, Va., Norman DUDLEY of Kernsville, N.C. and Charles DUDLEY of Nashville, N.C.; a sister, Grace HAYSLETT of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Tinky and Eugene POYNER, both of Barco, N.C.; and four grandchildren. Mr. POYNER was preceded in death by a son, Bubba POYNER. No services are scheduled at this time. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C. is assisting the POYNER family with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Tuesday, October 3, 2006)

Mary Brinkley POYNER

Mary Brinkley POYNER, 85, of 4174 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the Albemarle Hospital. A native of Corapeake, NC, she was the daughter of the late Otis Robertson BRINKLEY, SR., and Mattie Estelle Brinkley BRINKLEY and the widow of Caleb Benjamin POYNER, SR. She was a member of Jackson Baptist Church and recently attended Coinjock Baptist Church. She was a school bus driver and retired as manager of Central Elementary School Cafeteria in Currituck County.  She is survived by a daughter, Sandra P. DeBERRY and husband Allen of Seaboard, NC; two sons, Caleb Benjamin POYNER, JR., of Grandy, NC and Ryland POYNER and wife Luella of Barco, NC; a sister, Elsie B BEST of Chesapeake, VA; two brothers, Howard BRINKLEY of Norfolk, VA and A. J. BRINKLEY of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; two grandchildren, Christopher Allen DeBERRY of Seaboard, NC and Megan POYNER of Barco, NC; and a great-granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth DeBERRY of Seaboard, NC. She was predeceased by three brothers, Otis Robertson BRINKLEY, JR., Otis Monroe BRINKLEY and Earl BRINKLEY, and a granddaughter, Sabrina Lynn POYNER.  Funeral services will be Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. J. Scott FINICUM officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Mildred Flora POYNER

Mildred Flora POYNER, 89, died Monday morning at her residence.  She was a native of Currituck County and former owner of Poyner Oil Co. She was a member of Moyock Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Adelaide Baxter FLORA and the widow of Fred M. POYNER.  Mrs. POYNER is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Moyock Baptist Church with the Rev. Vic RAMSEY officiating. Burial will follow in Moyock.  (The Virginian-Pilot – March 15, 1994; pg. D6)

Phyllis Rae Woodhouse  POYNER

GRANDY - Phyllis Rae Woodhouse POYNER, 71, of 196 Barnard Rd., Grandy, N.C., died Monday, April 7, 2008 at her residence. She was born born in Norfolk, Va., to the late Orville L. WOODHOUSE and Ola Aydlett WOODHOUSE. Mrs. POYNER was the former co-manager of the Cavalier Motel in Kill Devil Hills, and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where she started the first preschool at the church. She is survived by her husband, Caleb Benjamin POYNER, JR., of residence; a sister, Rebecca Woodhouse HOWARD and husband, C.A. HOWARD, JR., of Grandy, N.C.; a brother, Larry WOODHOUSE and wife, Teddy WOODHOUSE of Grandy, N.C.; two nephews, Clayton Woodhouse HOWARD of Grandy, N.C. and Christopher DEBERRY of Seaboard, N.C.; and a niece, Megan POYNER of Barco, N.C. Mrs. POYNER was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Allen ZINK, and a step-daughter, Sabrina Lynn POYNER. A funeral service will be held Friday, April 11, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Glenn McCRANIE and Rev. David BLACKMAN officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home , Thursday evening from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence . Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, N.C., is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Daily Advance – Wednesday, April 9, 2008)

Urias D.  POYNER

Urias D. “Tinky” POYNER, 90, of Chesapeake, VA died Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Allzwell Assisted Living, Great Bridge.  Born in Barco, NC, he was the son of the late William Nelson and Ida Mae Williams POYNER.  Mr. POYNER was a disabled veteran of the United States Coast Guard and a member of the American Legion Post 288.  He is survived by a daughter, Robyn WILLIAMS and husband Larry of Chincoteague Island, VA; a son, Danny Wayne POYNER and wife Cheryl of Garner, NC; five grandchildren, Rebecca SQUIRES and husband Robert, Tracey ARVIDSON and husband Ric, Danny POYNER, JR. and wife Jill, Matthew WIILLIAMS and Erin POYNER; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Dixon POYNER; a sister, Grace HAYSLETT; and three brothers, Earl POYNER, Louis POYNER and Eugene POYNER.  A memorial service will take place Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel.  The family will receive friends following the service in the lobby of the funeral home.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Poyner family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William POYNER, Sr.
Dec. 17, 1999
[Obit off-site]

Michelle Kinney PRELL

Services for Michelle Kinney PRELL, 38, formerly of Caughdenoy, who died Friday in Moyock, N.C., will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Traub Funeral Home. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery.   Calling hours will be 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home 110 N. Main St., Central Square.  Born in Syracuse, Mrs. PRELL had resided in Caughdenoy most of her life. She graduated in 1970 from Central Square Central School. She was a member of the Caughdenoy United Methodist Church and VFW Auxiliary in Elizabeth City, N.C.  Surviving are her husband, Michael, stationed with the U.S. Navy in Chesapeake, Va.; her mother, Betty KINNEY of Caughdenoy; a brother, Michael KINNEY of Parish; a sister, Jennifer LEWIS of Constantia; and several nieces and nephews.  (The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY) - May 28, 1991; pg. B4)

Barbara Capps PRICE

Barbara Capps PRICE, 67, formerly of the 100 block of Edgewater Drive, Grandy, NC, passed away Saturday June 30, 2012 at Albemarle Hospital surrounded by her children.  Born February 1, 1945 in Virginia Beach, VA, she was the daughter of the late Russell Lee CAPPS and Mildred VanNostrand CAPPS.  She was a retired bus driver for Currituck County Schools, a former Sunday School Teacher at London Bridge Baptist Church and attended Poplar Branch Baptist Church.  She is survived by her sons, James Earl PRICE of Norfolk, VA, Shelton Lee PRICE and wife Sharon of Jarvisburg, NC; daughter, Jacqueline Leslie Price GASS and husband Richard of Lake Charles, LA, and Melody Jean Price SINGLAR and husband Moe of Grandy, NC; a sister, Rintha Anne BROYLES of The Eastern Shore, VA; a brother, Raymond CAPPS of Grandy; fourteen grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a son, Stanley Wayne PRICE and two brothers, Reginald Lee CAPPS and Waller Earl CAPPS.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Poplar Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Tom OLIVER officiating.  Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Price family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Linda Lou PRICE

KNOTTS ISLAND - Linda Lou PRICE, 60, passed away at home Oct. 4, 2006. Mrs. PRICE was a native of Norfolk and had lived in Knotts Island for the past three years. She was a retired certified nursing assistant. Her private duty service included helping many families and patients through her loving care until their death. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and aunt who will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt and Ollie BALANCE; one son, Emmitte "Bubba" DYCHES; and three brothers, Ronnie BALANCE, Emmitt BALANCE, JR. and Lindy DOZIER. She is survived by her daughter, Holly HILTIBRAN and her husband Sam MEDLIN of Portsmouth; one sister, Diane LAWLESS of Knotts Island; one brother, Donnie BALANCE of Knotts Island; two grandchildren, James Tyler HILTIBRAN of Portsmouth and Abigail DYCHES of Virginia Beach; several step-children and step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and one special great-niece, Miss P. The family wishes to give a special thanks to the Albermale Hospice group, especially to Victoria and to the family and friends who helped out, Tippy, Louann, June and Chasity. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Back Bay Christian Assembly Church, 1212 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Kevin MILCAREK. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, October 5, 2006)

Sarah Mott PRIESTLEY

IN GRANDY - Sarah Mott PRIESTLEY, 53, a former resident of Moyock, died Friday in Chesapeake general Hospital in Chesapeake, Va.  She was a native of Florida and the wife of Paul James PRIESTLEY.  Mrs. PRIESTLEY, who have lived here a week, had been a seamstress at the form Whiteway Dry Cleaners in Great Bridge, Va. and was a member of Northwest Baptist Church.  Other survivors include a daughter, Ellen P. MOORE of Orlando, Fla.; a son, Stephen Allyn BUCHANAN of Umatilla, Fla.; and 5 grandchildren.  Graveside services were Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in Moyock Memorial Cemetery.  Twiford's in Elizabeth City was in charge.  (The Southern Post (Coinjock) - May 26, 1982; pg. 9)

James Franklin PRINGLE

CMDR. James Franklin PRINGLE, USN, age 76, of Coinjock, died Saturday in the Albemarle Hospital. He was a native of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and a retired naval officer. Cmdr. Pringle attended Cornell University and Capital Engineering Institute. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and retired in 1968. Following retirement, he was part owner of the Coinjock Esso Marina and active in Boating Circles.  He was son of the late William A. PRINGLE, native of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and late Mrs. Martha Dixon FANDREY, native of Scottsdale, Ariz. He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn Hooper PRINGLE of Coinjock; one son, Capt. Alec Todd PRINGLE, USN, of Oxnard, Calif.; and two grandchildren of Oxnard, Calif.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 4, at 11:30 a.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by Lt. John Carter. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 29, 1993; pg. D2)

Harvey Edsel PRITCHARD

GRANDY - Harvey E. PRITCHARD, 68, of 123 holly Crescent, Walnut Island, Grandy, N.C., died Sunday, August 3, 2008 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, Saturday at 1 p.m. Twiford's Funeral Home, 405 east Church Street, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance – Thursday, August 7, 2008)

Harvey Edsel PRITCHARD, 68, of 123 Holly Crescent, Grandy, N.C. died Sunday, August 3, 2008 at his residence. Mr. PRITCHARD was born Bertie County, N.C and was the son of the late Harvey Morton PRITCHARD and Mattie Leigh Morris PRITCHARD. Mr. PRITCHARD was employed with a tugboat company, veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was a member of the Coinjock American Legion Post # 288.  Survivors include his sisters, Linda HENRY of Virginia Beach, VA., and Rebecca CALE of Ahoskie, N.C; a brother Joe Earl PRITCHARD and wife Nanci of Gainesville, FL; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 9th at 1:00 P.M. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City with Rev. Johnny McDONALD officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Pritchard family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Joseph Munden PRITCHARD

MOYOCK - Joseph Munden PRITCHARD, 90, passed away in his home on Friday, June 8, 2012.  He was retired from the former Norfolk Naval Air Rework Facility as a production superintendent with more than thirty-five years of government service.  Mr. PRITCHARD was a longtime member of Pilmoor Memorial United Methodist Church and founder of their Methodist Men’s Club.  He was also a faithful member and past Master of Currituck Masonic Lodge #463.  Mr. PRITCHARD was a WWII veteran.  He served aboard the USS Yorktown, CV5 and survived the Battle of Midway.  He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Nancy Munden PRITCHARD.  Mr. PRITCHARD is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Margaret; his daughter, Janet LANE; his granddaughter, Ellen GAZALA and her husband Jodat; his two great-granddaughters, Sarah and Linda GAZALA; a sister, Grace Lee SEYMORE and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Randy BLANCHARD with a private burial in Moyock Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Pritchard family.   (The Virginian-Pilot – June 10, 2012)

George Haywood PRIVOTT

George Haywood "Jack" PRIVOTT, 82, of Currituck, NC died Saturday, May 21, 2005 at his residence. A native of Gates County, he was born the son of the late George Haywood and Eva Mae Harrell PRIVOTT, and was the husband of Cornelia Belch PRIVOTT of the residence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, retired from Civil Service, a member of Currituck Lodge # 463 AF and AM, and a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church.  Besides his wife, Mr. PRIVOTT is survived by: one daughter Ann Privott VIA and husband Balfour of Richmond, VA; one son William George PRIVOTT and wife Judy of Bells Island, NC; two sisters, Frances WILKINS of Edenton, NC, and Marjorie TAYLOR of Longwood, Florida; one brother Mack PRIVOTT of Goldsboro, NC; and four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by one brother Joe PRIVOTT.  A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 3:30 PM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St. by Revs. Lamar HERNDON and Frank THIGPEN. Burial will follow in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening at the Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:00 PM and also following the service. Other times the family will be at the residence.  (Twiford's Funeral Home records)

Margarette Lane PRIVOTT

MOYOCK - Margarette "Rita" PRIVOTT, 67, passed away April 15, 2005. She was born in Old Norfolk County (Great Bridge) to the late Thomas and Annie Onley LANE. Mrs. PRIVOTT was predeceased by two brothers, Carlton and Clyde LANE. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, William Miles PRIVOTT; a daughter, Lisa ROSE and husband Ron; a sister, Marjorie DUNN and husband John; and three grandchildren, Molly, Grady and Emily. A funeral will be held at Moyock Baptist Church Monday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Vic RAMSEY officiating. Interment will follow at Moyock Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, April 16, 2005)

James Richard PROVOW

MOYOCK - James Richard PROVOW, 67, of Moyock, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005 at Portsmouth Naval Hospital.  Mr. PROVOW was born in Hickman, Ky. to the late Thomas and Alta Mae PROVOW.  He was a member of American Legion Post #288 in Coinjock, N.C. and a 20-year combat veteran who served in the U.S. Navy.  Survivors include his wife, Carolyn PROVOW; son Keven PROVOW of Chesapeake, Va.; step-daughter, Ja-Neen GUARRACINO of Elizabeth City; step-sons: Tim STEDDUM of Brandon, Fla., and Shannon STEDDUM of Riverview, Fla.; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, Va. on Friday at noon.  Burial will follow at Moyock Cemetery.  (The Daily Advance - Wednesday, January 5, 2005)

David Paul PRUITT, JR.

D. Paul PRUITT, JR., of Kitty Hawk, died Thursday, May 1, 2003 in the Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Currituck County, he was the son of the late David Paul PRUITT, SR. and Annie Hughes PRUITT. He was a retired Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force after 18 years of service. Mr. PRUITT served for 3 years in the U.S. Army , 82nd Airborne during WWII before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1950. He was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and the American Legion. David Paul PRUITT, JR., known simply as Paul PRUITT, had served on the Kitty Hawk council since the town's incorporation in 1981, and was mayor pro tem when he retired for health reasons in December 2001. He was an advocate of managed growth and age-old values. "I came to Kitty Hawk in 1939," PRUITT said some 60 years later, "and would like to keep things as they are as much as I can." "The Land Use Plan is pretty well our Bible," he added. In his final year on the council, the town opened it Woods Road hiking and biking multiuse trail and an adjacent playground for youngsters. Following PRUITT's retirement, the incoming town council decided to honor his 20 years of service by naming the new recreational facilities the David Paul PRUITT, JR. Multi-Use Path and Park. They were officially dedicated as such on Saturday, January 19, 2002. Mr. PRUITT is survived by his wife, Doris Perry PRUITT of the residence; three sons: David L. PRUITT of Kitty Hawk, Michael PRUITT of Raleigh and Jeff PRUITT of Kitty Hawk; two sisters: Jean TESENEER and Mary Margaret SHARP, both of Morganton; a brother, Dough JONES, also of Morganton; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Richard STONE officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements. [A photo accompanied this obituary.] (The Coastland Times - Sunday, May 4, 2003; pg. 14A)

Arleen Owens PUGH

Arleen Owens PUGH, 55, of 155 Harbinger Ridge Road, Harbinger, NC died Monday, February 28, 2011 at her residence.  Born in Pasquotank County, NC, she was the daughter of Marious P. and Rena Bridgeman OWENS of Harbinger, NC and was the wife of the late William Russell PUGH.  She had worked as a sales associate at Walmart and was a member of Powell’s Point Christian Church.  Mrs. PUGH is survived by her daughter, Amanda Marie PUGH of Harbinger, NC; sisters, Miranda PERRY of Colington, NC, Bonnie SPEIGHT and husband Dennis, Sue OWENS and husband Reggie and Donna VANCE and husband Fred, all of Harbinger, NC; nieces and nephews, Ryan, Kyle and Hallee VANCE, Walter and Alisa PERRY, Leah SPEIGHT, Ashley TRUDE, and Amber and Tori OWENS; and two great nieces and nephews.  She also leaves behind a very special friend, Devon SAWYER.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her grandson, William David RUE.  Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Powell’s Point Christian Church with Chaplain Walter GALLOP officiating.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Pugh family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Evelyn Leola Twiford PUGH

Evelyn Leola Twiford PUGH, 82 of the 8000 block of Lynnbrook Drive, Norfolk, VA died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Sentara Leigh Hospital.  Mrs. PUGH, a native of Currituck County, was the daughter of the late L. O. TWIFORD and Ruby Etheridge TWIFORD and the widow of Melvin PUGH.  She was a homemaker and had worked at Lottie’s Shoes and was a member of Azalea Baptist Church.  She is survived by a son Randy PUGH and wife Mary WYLD of Virginia Beach, VA; two grandchildren, Bonnie PUGH and Daniel PUGH and wife Cyndy; and two great grandchildren, Lucas and Natalie PUGH.  She was predeceased by a son, Donald Melvin PUGH.  A memorial service will be Monday, May 7, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Azalea Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Hugh LITCHFIELD officiating.  A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Powell’s Point Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Pugh family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Russell PUGH

HARBINGER - William Russell “Bill” PUGH, 52, of Harbinger Road, died Sunday, February 17, 2008 at his residence. Mr. PUGH was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and was the son of the late Lester Garrett PUGH and Kathleen Gillen PUGH.  Mr. PUGH was employed with the Kitty Hawk Wal-Mart 2000 as support manager, and was an avid motorcycle rider.  He is survived by his wife Arleen Owens PUGH; his daughter Amanda PUGH of the home; his sisters Kathleen CRANK of California, Darlene CLARK of Illinois, and Teresa BARR; and his brother Lester PUGH, JR. of Texas.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at the Powells Point Christian Church with Pastor David COXSON officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service in the church fellowship hall, and other times at his residence. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Pugh family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 19, 2008; pg. 6A)

Elizabeth C. PUTNAM

BARCO - Elizabeth C. PUTNAM, 88, of Sentara Nursing Center, died Aug. 27, 1997. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Longmeadow Cemetery, Longmeadow, Mass. Twiford's Northside Chapel, 1115 North Road St., Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – August 28, 1997; pg. B11)

Elizabeth Ann Brickhouse QUIDLEY

POWELLS POINT - Elizabeth Ann Brickhouse QUIDLEY, 57, of the 7500 block of Caratoke Hwy., died April 24, 2000. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Jarvisburg Church of Christ. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Coastland Times – April 27, 2000)

Mildred Twiford QUIDLEY

COINJOCK - Mildred Twiford QUIDLEY, 75, of Coinjock, NC died Wednesday afternoon, April 13, 2005, at 2:00pm at her residence. She was born in Coinjock, NC to the late Louis and Emma Forbes TWIFORD and was the widow of the late Leonard D. "Bud" QUIDLEY. Mrs. QUIDLEY was a member of Sharon United Methodist Church, Currituck Wildlife Preservation, Currituck Historical Society, Red Hats Association, and a Currituck master gardener. She is survived by two daughters; Betty Q. BEASLEY of Coinjock and Karen Q. PIERCE and husband, Mack of Coinjock. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2005, at 11:00am in the Forbes Family Cemetery, Bertha, NC by Rev. Steve CASTLE. The family will be at their residence in Coinjock, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church ST., Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Quidley family.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 17, 2005; pg. 10A)

Charles Cecil QUINN, JR.

Charles Cecil QUINN, JR., 17, a Sheetrock-drywall hanger, died June 4, 1991, in Currituck County.  Mr. QUINN was a native of Norfolk.  Survivors include his parents, Joyce L. QUINN of Moyock and Charles QUINN, SR., stationed with the Army in Saudia Arabia; a sister, Kara QUINN of Moyock; maternal grandparents, Hilda and John LAWRENCE of Chesapeake; paternal grandmother, Carolyn STEPHENS of Jacksonville, Fla.; and paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo QUINN of Shoals, Ind.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may join the family at his parents' home. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 6, 1991; pg. D4)

William John QUINN

COROLLA - William John "Billy" QUINN, 49, of Corolla, died, Wednesday, September 27, 2006, in his home of lung cancer. Born on March 8, 1957, he was the son of the late William and Alice QUINN of Lebanon, NJ. Billy is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Sindee, also surviving are his sister Alice SPRENGER of Flemington, NJ and her husband Wolfgang and Taryn QUINN of Wisconsin.  Billy served in the US Army, was a great sports fan, especially baseball. He was semi-retired but worked a seasonal job for Express Cleaning Service as a cleaning inspector.   A service of Remembrance to celebrate Billy’s life will be held Saturday, October 14, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in Twiford’s Colony Chapel. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Daily Advance - Wednesday, October 11. 2006)


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