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CURRITUCK COUNTY OBITUARIES

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Eva Ritter SIEBERT

Eva Ritter SIEBERT, 94, died June 14, 1991, in a Chesapeake hospital.  Mrs. SIEBERT was a native of Knotts Island, N.C. She was the widow of Asbury T. RITTER.  Survivors include a son, Gilbert RITTER of Norfolk; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  The graveside service will be at noon today in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – June 15, 1991; pg. D2)

David Douglass ``Boots'' SIMMONS

David Douglass "Boots'' SIMMONS, 46, died Sept. 14, 1991, in a hospital.  Mr. SIMMONS was born in Coinjock, N.C., where he was a member of Center Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.  Survivors include a daughter, Jean MURDOUGH, and his mother, Audrey SIMMONS, both of New York City.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Center Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church by the Rev. Roger GREENE. Burial will be in the Simmons family cemetery, Coinjock.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 19, 1991; pg. D6)

Floyd D. SIMMONS

Floyd D. SIMMONS, 66, a retired horse trainer, died Sept. 26, 1992, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mr. SIMMONS was born in Coinjock. He was a member of Center Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Janet S. MOORE and Barbara J. SIMMONS, both of Grandy; his mother, Georgia E. SIMMONS of Elizabeth City; and a sister, Mary H. FLEMMINGS of Coinjock.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Center Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 29, 1992; pg. D2)

Frank James SIMMONS, Sr.

GRANDY - Frank James Simmons, Sr., 60, of Dot Sears Drive, died Monday, April 20, at his residence. A native of Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late James Leonard Simmons and Alice Lee Wills Simmons and the husband of Caroline Bright Simmons of the residence. He was a painter and a U.S. Navy Sea Bee Veteran of Vietnam. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Melody, Ginger, Alice, and Katherine Simmons; six sons, Anthony, Jimmy, Joseph, Jubal, and Daniel Simmons, and Cory Russell of Houston, TX; three sisters, Linda Goodwin, Ellen Corcoran, and Sharon Reyes. He was predeceased by a son, Frank James Simmons Jr. A graveside funeral service will be Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 3 p.m. at Snowden Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 26, 2009; pg. 10A)

Gary Steven SIMMONS

Gary Steven SIMMONS, 53, of 112 Coinjock Village Drive, Barco, NC died at his residence Tuesday, December 25, 2007. He was born in Cocoa, FL to the late Eugene Neil SIMMONS, a US Navy veteran of World War II and France Elizabeth Atkinson SIMMONS. He was a long distant truck driver, a U.S. Marine veteran having served in Vietnam and a member of the American Legion Post #288.  He is survived by one sister, Betty WALLS and husband, John, of Dolphin Island, AL; two brothers, Bruce Cameron SIMMONS, a U. S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran of Barco, NC and Brian SIMMONS, a US Army veteran of Jupiter, FL. Also, surviving include three uncles, all of Cocoa, Fl; Buddy ATKINSON, a USAF veteran, Jerry ATKINSON, a retired firefighter and U. S. Army National Guard and Edward ATKINSON, a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of Iwo Jima and an aunt, Mary Atkinson KAHL of Washington.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Randall Scott SIMMONS, who was a U. S. Army veteran.  According to Mr. SIMMONS' wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the SIMMONS family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Georgia A. SIMMONS

Georgia A. SIMMONS, 88, died Feb. 26, 1995. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Center Chapel AME Zion Church. Stallings Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – March 3,1995; pg. B5)

Capt. Joseph SIMMONS

FROM THE COUNTIES: CURRITUCK With profound sorrow we chronicle the death of one of Coinjock's oldest and most respected father's, Capt. Joseph SIMMONS, which happened at the home of his friend, Mr. B.C. WILKINS of Coinjock, on Saturday the 16th inst. as the gathering shades of night hovered around. More than three score and ten years ago he was born at this place within an arrows shot of where he died. In early manhood he was master of a coaster trading between Elizabeth City, where he then lived, and the West Indies, then in the U.S. Service as Pilot, and toward the latter part of his life, living in Norfolk and other places. He had been suffering for many years with heart disease superinduced by lung trouble. He leaves two sons to mourn his loss: Willie of Norfolk and the other, Bob, who lives far, far away in Portland, Oregon. He leaves many other relatives and friends. (The Economist-Falcon – Friday, January 26, 1892; pg. 3)

Leola Ernestine SIMMONS

Leola Ernestine SIMMONS died April 11, 1994. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. today in Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Jarvisburg. Robinson & Son Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – April 15, 1994; pg. D2)

Lillian Victoria SIMMONS

Lillian Victoria SIMMONS, 76, died of natural causes Oct. 28, 1996, in Lake Taylor Hospital.  A native of Currituck County, N.C., Ms. SIMMONS retired 30 years ago as a secretary from the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority. She was a member of Third Baptist Church, Portsmouth, and the Crusaders Club, the Senior Choir, Sunday School Class #5 and the Senior Missionaries and the Baptist Training Union.  Survivors include her sister, Marion TAYLOR of New York, N.Y.; and a host of relatives and friends. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Third Baptist Church by the Rev. Joe B. FLEMING. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family and friends will assemble at Hale Funeral Home for the procession to the church on Friday at 10 a.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot – October 30, 1996; pg. B6)

Martha SIMMONS

CURRITUCK CO., N.C. - On Tuesday, the 7th inst. at Currituck Court House, about 5 o'clock, p.m., Martha, the daughter of B.T. SIMMONS, departed this life after an illness of five days.  She had just returned from school with her mind richly stored with useful knowledge, and adorned with all the charms of "sweet sixteen".  In her were cherished the hope and delight of a devoted & affectionate father and relatives.  (The Old North State - Saturday, August 18, 1849)

Ruth Taylor SIMMONS

Ruth Taylor SIMMONS, 80, died July 14, 1993. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Williams Family Cemetery, Barco, N.C. Walson Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 18, 1993; pg. B2)

Sammie Louis SIMMONS

HARBINGER - Sammie Louis SIMMONS, 89, died Thursday, November 24 at Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.  A native of Currituck County, he was the son of the late Louis and Cordelia Case SIMMONS.  He was retired with the N.C. Department of Transportation.  Mr. SIMMONS was a member of Piney Grove Disciple Church, Harbinger.  Surviving are a son, Joshua OVERTON of Elizabeth City; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (today) at Piney Grove Disciple Church, Harbinger, with the Rev. Mack FRESHWATER officiating.  Burial is to follow in the church cemetery.  Friends are being received at the home of his niece, Ruth GALLOP, of Jarvisburg, and at Robinson and Son Funeral Home, Elizabeth City from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.  Robinson and Son Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 27, 1994; pg. 14A)

Walter Lee "William" SIMMONS

MOYOCK Walter Lee "William" SIMMONS, 46, died Jan. 14 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. SIMMONS was a native of Currituck County and was employed at Ford Motor Co. He was a member of Weeping Mary Church of Christ Disciples. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Hughes SIMMONS; two daughters: Leslie HUGHES of Raleigh and Banita SIMMONS of Moyock; a son, Walter L. SIMMONS, JR. of Moyock; his mother, Lucille C. SIMMONS of Elizabeth City; two sisters: Everlene HARTFIELD of New York and Denise SIMMONS of Elizabeth City; and four brothers: John SIMMONS of Moyock, Willis SIMMONS of Currituck, James SIMMONS of Boston and Luther SIMMONS of Elizabeth City. Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Saturday in New Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Shawboro by Elder Little Joe POWELL, JR. and the Rev. I.C. STALLINGS, SR. with burial to be in the church cemetery. Stallings Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, January 20, 1991; pg. 9B)

Robert Garland SIMON

JARVISBURG  Robert Garland "Bucky" SIMON, 40, died May 5, 2005, as the result of a construction accident in Suffolk, Va.. He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, and was employed with Davis Masonry Inc., of Virginia Beach, VA, as a foreman and brick mason. He served in the Pennsylvania State National Guard.  Survivors include his wife, Trina Nelson SIMON, his parents Robert Greeley SIMON and Doris Beasley SIMON of Grandy, NC; two daughters Victoria NELSON and Kimberly SIMON; one son Robert G. SIMON, II all of the residence; two sisters Lisa S. HANDKE and her husband Richard of Norfolk, VA; and Dodie S. SABLE and her husband Marc of Lenhartsville, PA.  A funeral service will be held Monday, May 9, 2005 at 11:00 A. M. at Mt Zion United Methodist Church in Grandy, NC, with Rev. Glenn H. McCRAINE officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, May 6, 2005 & Twiford Funeral Home at: http://www.twifordfh.com/)

A construction worker from Jarvisburg who died at a job site in Virginia was described as "part of the family" by another employee Friday.   Robert Garland "Bucky" SIMON, 40, was working on the construction of the Suffolk Cultural Arts Center on Saratoga Street in Virginia on Thursday when he reportedly fell off some scaffolding.   Margie BICKSON, of Davis Masonry Inc. of Virginia Beach, said that SIMON had worked for the company since 1999 and was the foreman on the work site.   "He was a very good man on the job," BICKSON said. "Very dependable. He leaves quite a hole in our company. He was part of the family, in fact, Part of our core group."   SIMON was taking down scaffolding when the accident occurred. BICKSON said she believes he fell somewhere between 37 and 42 feet. She did not know if safety equipment was being used.   Leah BUSH, a Virginia medical examiner, said SIMON died of an acute chest injury.   Besides being a brick mason and job foreman, SIMON served in the Pennsylvania State National Guard.   He is survived by his wife, Trina Nelson SIMON, his parents, two daughters and a son.   A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Grandy. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Twiford's Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, NC) - May 7, 2005)

Robert GREELEY SIMON

GRANDY - Robert Greeley SIMON, 70, of 104 Trout Court, Grandy, NC, died at Chesapeake General Hospital in Chesapeake, VA, on Friday, March 9, 2007. A native of Orlando County, W. Virginia, he was born the son of the late Robert M. and Dora Elizabeth Rexroad SIMON, and was the husband of Doris Beasley SIMON of the residence. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, a retired Air Traffic Controller, a member of the Currituck Lions Club, and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.  Besides his wife, Mr. SIMON is survived by: two daughters, Dodie SABLE and husband Marc of Krumsville, PA, and Lisa HANDKE and husband Richard, of Norfolk, VA; three sisters, Betty COLLINS of Culpepper, VA, and Barbara HINES and Sondra QUALEY, both of South Carolina; two brothers, Bill SIMON of Alabama, and Larry SIMON of Jane Lew, W.VA; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son Robert G. SIMON, and one brother Frank SIMON.  A funeral service will be conducted Monday, March 12, 2007, at 11:00 AM, in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, and officiated by the Rev. Glenn McCRAINE and David BLACKMAN. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A visitation will be Sunday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 o’clock in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Grandy NC.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Simon family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary posted Saturday, March 10, 2007)

Ervin Fleetwood SIMONS

Ervin Fleetwood ``Mr. Soldier'' SIMONS died July 30, 1993, in Veterans Hospital, Hampton.  Mr. SIMONS was born in Coinjock, N.C. He had been employed with civil service at the Naval Supply Center. He was a member of Greater Metropolitan AME Church in Norfolk and was an Army veteran of World War II.  Survivors include a daughter, Doris Simons EUILLE of Alexander, Va.; a son, Gene K. SIMONS of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; and two daughters-in-law, Rosetta SIMONS of Norfolk and Ruby SIMONS of Brooklyn, N.Y.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Greater Metropolitan AME Church by the Rev. Charlie PATTERSON. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will assemble at 421 W. 34th St. for the processional. Viewing will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot – August 1, 1993; pg. B2)

William Earl SIMONS

William Earl SIMONS, 39, died May 5, 1990, in Dallas.  Mr. SIMONS, a native of Corolla, N.C., was employed with Progressive Co. as a regional manager. He was a graduate of Knapp High School in Currituck, N.C., and was a graduate of West Point Military Academy in 1972 and resigned in 1977 as a captain. He was a Methodist.  Survivors include his wife, Raynelle SIMONS; a daughter, Courtney SIMONS of Richfield, Minn.; his parents, Naomi S. SIMONS and Joe R. SIMONS, SR. of Camden; and a brother, Joe R. SIMONS, JR. of Chesapeake.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, by the Revs. Wayne SAWYER and Steve JONES.  (The Virginian-Pilot - May 7, 1990; pg. D2)

Andrew SIMPKINS

Andrew SIMPKINS, 34, died July 22, 1993. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Wilson Family Cemetery, Currituck, N.C. Walson Funeral Service in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 30, 1993; pg. D2)

Alice Elizabeth Benefield Bounds SIMPSON
[Sun Herald [Gulfport, MS] - Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 --  Information & images submitted by Ben Bateman]
[see tombstones of Alice Elizabeth Benefield Simpson & her husband, William Richmond Peters Simpson in Evergreen Cemetery]

Charles Douglas SIMPSON

Charles Douglas SIMPSON, 79, a retired merchant, died March 24, 1992, in his home.  Mr. SIMPSON was born in Grandy. He was a member of Coinjock Baptist Church, Currituck Lodge 463, A.F. & A.M. He was a past patron of Coinjock Eastern Star, Chapter 218.  Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Lee SIMPSON; a daughter, Edna S. FISCHER of Orangeburg, S.C.; a son, William D. SIMPSON of Barco; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  (The Virginian-Pilot – March 25, 1992; pg. D2)

Charlie W. SIMPSON, SR

Charlie W. SIMPSON, SR., 62, of Route 5, died July 17, 1991, in a Virginia Beach hospital.  Mr. SIMPSON was born in Knotts Island. He had retired from the Ford Motor Co. Norfolk Assembly Plant after 44 years and was a member of United Auto Workers, Local 919. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.  Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth F. SIMPSON; a daughter, Elizabeth A. SIMPSON, and a son, Charlie SIMPSON, JR., both of Knotts Island.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 20, 1991; pg. D2)

Claud Willard SIMPSON

GRANDY Claud Willard SIMPSON, 83, died January 17 in a Castle Point, N.Y. hospital. Mr. SIMPSON was a native of Grandy. He had retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years. He was a Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Murphy SIMPSON; a daughter, Margaret S. BAIRD of Cornwall, N.Y.; two brothers: Marvin SIMPSON of Chesapeake and Horace SIMPSON of Moyock; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. (The Virginian Pilot – Friday, January 18, 1991 and The Coastland Times – Sunday, January 20, 1991; pg. 9B)

Dora Elizabeth SIMPSON

PORTSMOUTH, VA. Dora Elizabeth SIMPSON, 69, died December 17, 1996 in a Portsmouth hospital. A native of Currituck County, she was a member of First United Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, James D. SIMPSON; three daughters: Helen S. MOORE of Ft. Payne, Alabama, Velnor L. HARRIS of Upton, Mass. and Ann FISCHER of Currituck County; five sons: Terry W. SIMPSON, Ronald C. SIMPSON, Donald R. SIMPSON, all of Portsmouth, Johnny R. SIMPSON of South Hill, Va. and William A. SIMPSON of Portsmouth; two sisters: Carolyn DOAST and Virginia MORRIS, both of Elizabeth City; two brothers: William BUNCH of Currituck County and Herbert BRANCH of Norfolk, Va.; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons: Larry SIMPSON and James SIMPSON. Funeral services were held Friday in Sturtevant Funeral Home in Portsmouth by the Rev. Gary LINVILLE. Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, December 22, 1996; pg. 12A)

Elbert SIMPSON, JR.

Elbert SIMPSON, JR., 24, died Thursday of last week in Albemarle Hospital as the result of injuries received in a truck accident. A native of Currituck County, he was the son of Elbert and Mrs. Tama Armstrong SIMPSON. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Hinton SIMPSON of New York; five sisters: Misses JoAnn, Theresa, Suzette and Rosalyn SIMPSON, all of Powells Point, and Miss Robin ARMSTRONG of Elizabeth City; four brothers: Michael, Daniel, Russell and Melvin ARMSTRONG, all of Elizabeth City; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mable SIMPSON of Powells Point; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Easter M. GALLOP of Jarvisburg; and his great-grandmother, Mrs. Tama GALLOP of Jarvisburg. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Pleasant Branch Baptist Church in Mamie by the Rev. J.E. BARNES. Burial was in the church cemetery. (The Coastland Times – May 10, 1977)

George Kenneth SIMPSON

GRANDY - George Kenneth SIMPSON, 70, died Sunday at 6 a.m. in his home.  A lifelong resident of Currituck County, he was a retired Civil Service employee of Norfolk Naval Shipyard.  He was an Army veteran of World War I, most of his service being in France.  He was a son of George P. and Mrs. Mary Alice Smith SIMPSON and the husband of Mrs. Gladys Evans SIMPSON.  Besides his widow, surviving are a son, Kenneth Vernon SIMPSON of New Orleans; three sisters, Mrs. Rosa GRAY and Mrs. Mamie LANE of Portsmouth and Mrs. Gladys BATEMAN of Poplar Branch; five brothers, Milton SIMPSON of Grandy, Marvin SIMPSON of Chesapeake, Claude SIMPSON of Cornwall, N. Y., William SIMPSON of Gulfport, Miss., and Horace SIMPSON of Virginia Beach.  A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Berry Funeral Home by the Rev. E. E. WHITLEY of Mt. Zion Methodist Church.  Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery.  NOTE: George K. Simpson was born March 2, 1897 and died May 5, 1968  (Obituary and extra information furnished by Benjamine O. Bateman, Jr.)

George V. SIMPSON

Funeral services for George V. SIMPSON, who died Saturday afternoon in the Lane Nursing Home, were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Poplar Branch Baptist Church by the Rev. Leighton LEWIS, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Gordon C. ALLEN, pastor of Mt. Zion Methodist Church.  “Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere” and “Good Night And Good Morning” were sung by Mrs. Johnnie BRATTON and Mr. and Mrs. Noah OWENS.  Mrs. Leighton LEWIS accompanied at the organ.  The casket was covered with a pall of red and white carnations and fern.  Active pallbearers were Pernell GRIGGS, Ray BROWN, Melvin DOWDY, Ralph BARCO, B. U. EVANS, JR., Leslie EVANS and O. L. WOODHOUSE.  Burial followed in New Hollywood Cemetery.  NOTE: George Vanslyck Simpson was born January 14, 1875 and died November 18, 1961.  He was unable to spell "Vanslyck" and always signed his name "George V. Simpson".   When delayed birth records were required, he changed his middle name to "Vernon".  (Obituary and extra information furnished by Benjamine O. Bateman, Jr.)

Horace Lawrence SIMPSON, SR.

MOYOCK - Horace Lawrence SIMPSON, SR., age 85 of Moyock, NC, died September 26, 2004, in the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head, NC. He was a native of Currituck County, NC, and was son of the late George Vanslack SIMPSON and Mary Alice Smith SIMPSON. He was the husband of Lottie “Peggy” Bateman SIMPSON. He worked as an electrician for the Civil Service, and served in the US Coast Guard. He was retired president for the Portsmouth County Anglers Club, and a member of River City Sam’s Campers Club. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Horace Lawrence SIMPSON JR., and his wife Lynette of High Point, NC, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by one son, George SIMPSON, four sisters, and five brothers.  A memorial service will be Thursday, September 30, 2004, at 4:00 PM, in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC. The family will receive friends in the lobby of the funeral home immediately following the service.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford's Funeral Home records at: http://www.twifordfh.com/)

Kathryn Lee SIMPSON

BARCO - Kathryn Lee SIMPSON, 89, of Barco, NC died Wednesday, October 06, 2004, in the Sentara Barco Nursing Home. She was born in Moyock, NC to the late William R. LEE and Lucy N. Sears LEE and was the widow of the late Charles Douglas SIMPSON. Mrs. SIMPSON was the former co-owner/operator of the Lee & Simpson General Merchandise Store and was a member and past worthy matron of the Coinjock Chapter #218 Order of the Eastern Star.  She is survived by a daughter, Edna Simpson FISCHER and husband, Al, of Orangeburg, SC, a son, William Douglas SIMPSON of Barco, NC; eight grandchildren, Cathy LUPTON, Keith MORGAN, Cindy YOUMANS, Kristi MARLOW, Carol BROWN, Hall FISCHER, Burt FISCHER and Lisa ABRAMS; 18 great-grandchildren.  Graveside services will be conducted Saturday morning, October 9, 2004, at 11:00am in the New Hollywood Cemetery by Wayne TWIFORD. Eastern Star Rites will be conducted by Coinjock Chapter #218 OES at the graveside. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, Friday evening from 7:00 until 8:00.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City is assisting the Simpson family.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 10, 2004; pg. 14A)

Keisha Michelle SIMPSON

MOYOCK Keisha Michelle SIMPSON, 20, a student at Fayetteville State University, died April 10, 1993 at the university. Miss SIMPSON was a native of Currituck County and a 1991 graduate of Currituck County High School. She was a member of Weeping Mary Disciples of Christ Church in Currituck. Survivors include her parents, Dewey and Catherine Faye Bailey SIMPSON of the home; maternal grandparents, Ulysses and Classie Simmons BAILEY of Currituck; paternal grandparents, George and Mary Elizabeth Brumsey SIMPSON of Currituck; and her godmother, Sally MONROE of Fayetteville. Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Saturday in Good Hope A.M.E. Zion Church in Sligo by the Rev. Roger GREEN and Elder L.J. POWELL, JR. Burial is to be in Seymour Family Cemetery in Maple. Stallings Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, April 18, 1993; pg. 10A)

Lottie Bateman SIMPSON

MOYOCK - Lottie Bateman “Peggy” SIMPSON, 87, died November 4, 2007. Mrs. SIMPSON was born in Weeksville, NC to the late Stephen J. and Lottie Grey BATEMAN. Mrs. SIMPSON was a retired cafeteria manager for the Virginia Beach school system. She was also a member of the Ryder City Sam’s Camping Club, and the past President of the Virginia Beach Sandwiches Fishing Club. During World War II, Lottie did her part to help the war effort by transporting missiles across country by truck. Mrs. SIMPSON was predeceased by her husband, Horace L. SIMPSON, SR.; and their two sons, Horace, Jr., and George SIMPSON.  Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mary Beth SHORTT; her two brothers, Johnnie and Luther BATEMAN; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A memorial service to honor the life of Mrs. SIMPSON will be held on Friday at 11:00 am in Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary posted Monday, November 5, 2007)

Louise Fauson SIMPSON

VIRGINIA BEACH - Louise Fauson SIMPSON, 88, beloved wife, devoted mother, and cherished friend started a new journey in life; a journey of peace and harmony on April 5, 2012. "Lou" (as she was affectionately known) was a native of West Virginia; she spent the majority of her life in Virginia Beach. In 1945, she graduated from the Medical College of Virginia earning a B. S. in Pharmacy. Colleagues noted her tenacity and resolve citing she was instrumental in the breaking of the glass ceiling with regard to women in Pharmacy. As a mother, she aspired to have her children be strong, never give up and to always strive for the best. She was committed to family, making sure all her children knew they had support to achieve their highest potential. She was always a hard worker inside and outside the home, devoting much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members. She was a member of Knotts Island Methodist Church, the Ruritan Club, the MCV Alumni Association, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, the Firearms Coalition and a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. She is predeceased by two brothers, Morgan FAUSON and Charles FAUSON; one son, Russell E. SIMPSON, III and one grandson, Luke A. FRANKLIN. Louise is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Russell Edward SIMPSON, JR.; three children, Louise Anne FRANKLIN, Martha Jane CLARKE and Russell Edward SIMPSON, IV; five grandchildren, Patrick Neal FRANKLIN, JR., Isaac James FRANKLIN, Anna Louise FRANKLIN, Jacob Craig CRIM and Jordan Marshall CRIM. She will also be missed by two great-granddaughters and a host of loving friends. A service in celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Knotts Island United Methodist Church with Pastor Larry BRAYTON presiding. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 - 7 p.m. also at the church.  Arrangements by Walton Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, April 8, 2012)

Lucetta Williams SIMPSON

KNOTTS ISLAND - Lucetta Williams SIMPSON, 85, of the 200 block of Knotts Island Road, died Oct. 6, 2006, in a Chesapeake hospital. She was a native of Wash Woods, Va., and was a longtime resident of Knotts Island, N.C. She was the widow of Henry Jerome SIMPSON and was a member of the Knotts Island United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia GOLDMAN and her son Lee SIMPSON and his wife Melissa all of Knotts Island, N.C.; her sister, Grace TRENZ of Walnut Island, N.C.; and eight grandchildren. A graveside funeral will be held in the Simpson Family Cemetery, Knotts Island, N.C., Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Frank JENNINGS and the Rev. Robert GREEN. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Chesapeake Chapel, is handling the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, October 8, 2006)

Marvin Lewis SIMPSON

Marvin Lewis SIMPSON, 88, of Panora, Iowa, and formerly of Chesapeake, died Jan. 14, 1993 in Des Moines. Iowa.  Mr. SIMPSON was born in Currituck, N.C., and was the widower of Nellie E. SIMPSON.  He had retired in 1969 as a supervisor from W. R. Grace Fertilizer Co. after 30 years.  Survivors include a daughter, Barbara L. BACON of Panora; a brother, Horace SIMPSON of Moyock; grandchildren, Richard E. BACON, JR. of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, Marilyn BOEKE of Runnells, Iowa, and Ivie LOVE of Winterset, Iowa; and great-grandchildren, Karen BACON, Becky BACON, Angela BACON, Christopher BOEKE, Tonia LOVE and Shawn LOVE.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Joe CARSON.  Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  The family will be at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.  NOTE:  Marvin Lewis Simpson was born June 6, 1904.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, January 16, 1993)  [Obituary and extra information furnished by Benjamine O. Bateman, Jr.]

Mary Alice Smith SIMPSON

CURRITUCK, Feb. 18 - Mrs. Mary Alice Smith SIMPSON, 79, died at her home at Grandy Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., she was a member of the Poplar Branch Baptist Church and of the Ladies Missionary Society of her church.  Mrs. SIMPSON was the daughter of Dempsey and Malisea Hampton SMITH, and a lifelong resident of Currituck County.  She and her husband, George V. SIMPSON, who survives, celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last June.  Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Rosa M. GRAY, of Norfolk; Mrs. Mamie B. LANE, of Portsmouth, and Mrs. Gladys H. BATEMAN, of Poplar Branch; six sons, Kenneth SIMPSON of Poplar Branch; Milton SIMPSON, of Pascagoula, Miss.; Marvin L. SIMPSON, of Norfolk; William R. SIMPSON, of Gulfport, Miss.; Claude W. SIMPSON, of Cornwall, N.Y., and Horace L. SIMPSON, of Lynnhaven, Va.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Ida DOWDY, of Grandy, and Mrs. Annie POWELL, of Richmond; 22 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Poplar Branch Baptist Church by the Rev. Mark ALEXANDER, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Douglass GUTHRIE, pastor of the Mount Zion Methodist Church.  Burial was in the New Hollywood Cemetery at Elizabeth City.  Honorary pallbearers were Willis DOWDY, Eddie DOWDY, J. J. BUNCH, Wendell BARCO, Cecil OWENS, Victor RAGLAND, Orville WOODHOUSE and Logan PUGH.  Active pallbearers were James BEASLEY, Ralph BARCO, Ray BROWN, Melvin DOWDY, Willie GRANDY and Pinnell GRIGGSNOTE:  Mary Alice Smith Simpson was born July 6, 1875 and died February 15, 1955.  (Obituary and extra information furnished by Benjamine O. Bateman, Jr.)

Mary Elizabeth Brumsey SIMPSON

Mary Elizabeth Brumsey SIMPSON died April 8, 1995. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. today in Good Hope AME Zion Church, Sligo. Walson Funeral Service in Elizabeth City is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – April 12, 1995; pg. B6)

Milton Ray SIMPSON

GRANDY - Milton Ray SIMPSON, 69, died Thursday night following a sudden illness in Norfolk General Hospital.  He was the son of the late George V. and Mary Alice Smith SIMPSON and the husband of Mrs. Willie Hazel Cahoon SIMPSON.  He attended the Baptist Church and was a volunteer fireman of Grandy.  He was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a lieutenant, having served overseas in World War II.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Grandy.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Joanne Simpson HILL, Norfolk; two sons, Milton Ray SIMPSON, JR. of New York and Norman G. SIMPSON of Inglewood, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Rosa GRAY and Mrs. Manie LANE of Portsmouth, and Mrs. Gladys BATEMAN of Poplar Branch; four brothers, Marvin and Horace SIMPSON, of Chesapeake, Claude SIMPSON of Cornwall, N.Y., and William SIMPSON of Gulfport, Miss. and six grandchildren.  The body was carried to Twiford Funeral Home pending completion of arrangements.  NOTE: Milton Ray Simpson was born January 16, 1899 and died July 25, 1968.  (Obituary and extra information furnished by Benjamine O.  Bateman, Jr.)

Ralph Sherron SIMPSON

A TRIBUTE TO OUR LITTLE DECEASED BOY - Ralph Sherron SIMPSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. V. SIMPSON of Grandy, N. C. Friday evening Dec. 3, 1920 as the sun was going down behind the western hills about the hour of three the angel of death laid its icy hands upon our dear little boy.  We prayed:  Oh! Lord spare our little one, if it is only thy will, if not thy will be done, not ours.  Make us submissive to thy will.  Lord stand by us, strengthen us in this dark hour, comfort our grieved hearts.  Remember, Oh Christ, thou didst dread thine own cup, and while I drink mine, let thine arm bear me up.  He fell asleep in his mother’s arms to awake with Jesus in heaven.  His age was four years, four months and eighteen days.  It was hard to part with him, for we all loved him so dearly; but it was God’s will, and we must try to comfort our sad hearts with a hope of meeting him where there will never be sorrow, sadness or separation.  It is very hard for us to see God’s smiling face through our blinded tears, but if we would only look to him for our comfort we would find sweet consoling words of cheer.  Ralph was only sick a few days, but his suffering was great, and he endured it so patiently, we feel confident that it helped him to meet his God and two baby brothers which God had called home some years ago.  It was so sad and hard for us to look at his little lifeless form, which we all loved with such tender and unchangeable love, but he was taken for some purpose we know.  Sunday evening at 2:30 the funeral was conducted by Rev. J. L. WALDREP at the home.  Then the little body was laid in the family grave yard near the house to await the coming of the Lord when he shall judge each and every one.  May our great God of peace bind our broken hearts and help us prepare to meet him in a happier home on high.

It was so hard to part dear Ralph,
It was so hard to say good-bye,
But we feel sure you are resting
With Jesus and loved ones
In a happier home on high.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

Some day, yes, in that lovely Eden,
I shall feel the thrill of joy,
When around the throne in happy union,
I shall meet my little boys.
     – HIS MOTHER

NOTE: The obit states, "Sherron".  The Simpson Family Bible states, "Shearson".  b. July 15, 1916    d. December 3, 1920
Burial: Simpson Family Cemetery at Waterview Shores - Grandy, N.C.

The two baby brothers referred to in the obit are:
    William Henry Simpson
    b. October 2, 1901    d. October 29, 1901
    Burial: Simpson Family Cemetery at Waterview Shores - Grandy, N.C.

    Albert Vernon Simpson
    b. October 16, 1908    d. June 15, 1909
    Burial: Simpson Family Cemetery at Waterview Shores - Grandy, N.C.

In addition, she had twins that were stillborn and never named.  They were born between August 1902 and August 1903  Burial: Simpson Family Cemetery at Waterview Shores - Grandy, N.C. in an unmarked grave
(Obituary and extra information furnished by Benjamine O. Bateman, Jr.)

Samuel M. SIMPSON

POWELLS POINT Samuel M. SIMPSON, 54, of Powells Point, died Friday, in Albemarle Hospital. He was a native of Currituck County, the son of the late Mary S. RIDDICK. Survivors include a God-daughter, Wanda M. FEREBEE, and a brother, John J. RIDDICK, both of Powells Point. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Branch Missionary Baptist Church by the Revs. James McCOY and Charlie PATTERSON. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Stallings Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, October 1, 1996; pg. 5A)

William Richmond SIMPSON

Funeral services were conducted today for William R. SIMPSON, 59, of Gulfport, Miss. who died Sunday after a brief illness.  He was a native and former resident of Grandy and a retired Coast Guardsman.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice SIMPSON of the home; two sons, Bobby SIMPSON of Long Beach, Miss., Price SIMPSON of Miami; two daughters, Dorothy Jean of Charleston, S.C. and Donna Joyce of Gulfport.  He is also survived by brothers, Marvin SIMPSON of Norfolk, Claude SIMPSON of Highland Mills, N.Y. and Horace SIMPSON of Virginia Beach.  Sisters, Rosa GRAY and Mamie LANE of Portsmouth and Gladys BATEMAN of Poplar Branch and several nieces and nephews.  Prior to his death SIMPSON was employed in a sporting goods shop in Gulfport.  Burial was in Gulfport.  NOTE:  William Richmond Peters Simpson was born March 26, 1910 and died February 8, 1970.  (Obituary and extra information furnished by Benjamine O. Bateman, Jr.)

Erma Griggs SINGLETARY

Erma Griggs SINGLETARY, 88, died Nov. 1, 2002, at Norfolk Sentara Nursing Center. Mrs. SINGLETARY was born in Point Harbor, N.C., to the late Albert S. and Minnie Newbern GRIGGS. She was an avid supporter of Ocean View Presbyterian Church, a highly regarded Avon saleslady, and had participated in the Garden Club for many years prior to her illness. She was the widow of Raymond F. SINGLETARY.  Survivors include two sons, John R. SINGLETARY and his wife, Sandra, of Norfolk, W. David SINGLETARY and his wife, Phyllis, of Newport News; and four grandsons.  Memorial services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today at Ocean View Presbyterian Church with a reception following. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Powells Point Christian Church in Point Harbor, N.C.  Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot – November 3, 2002; pg. B7)

Esther Brown Powers SINK

Esther Powers SINK, 87, of Elizabeth City, NC, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home.  A former resident of Kill Devil Hills, NC she was born in Greene County, TN, to the late Cecil T. and Kathleen Williams BROWN and was the widow of the late Lester Lee SINK and the late Everett S. POWERS.  Mrs. SINK was a former member of Kempsville Presbyterian Church and currently a member of the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church. She loved spending time with family and friends.  Mrs. SINK really enjoyed entertaining and cooking for her many friends, especially her bridge club groups.  She loved bowling and was active in two bowling leagues until she became ill at age 80.  She enjoyed playing bridge, volunteering at the Senior Center and helping with the delivery for Meals on Wheels.  Church and fellowship was very important to her and her late husbands.  When she wasn’t at home on the Outer Banks, she was traveling to Florida or going out West to visit her children, Scott and Nancy.  Mrs. SINK will be missed greatly by all who were blessed to spend time with her.  Mrs. SINK is survived by two sons, Tom POWERS and wife Lori of Moyock, NC and Scott POWERS of Boseman, MT; a sister, Virginia BRADY of Maryland; three grandchildren, Janine BENNER, Lauren WILLIAMS and Alex POWERS; and three great-grandchildren, Hunter, Haley, Dahlia and many nieces and nephews.    In addition to her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy BENNER; and a sister, Betty BRANICH.  The family wishes to thank the nurses and aides at W. R. Winslow Memorial Home for the wonderful care they gave our mother in her final days. A graveside service will take place Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at Moyock Baptist Church, Moyock, NC and at other times at the residence of Tom and Lori POWERS, 178 Eagle Creek Drive, Moyock, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Sink family.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

Janie Gladys SISTRUNK

Janie Gladys SISTRUNK, 85, of Powells Point, NC, died Monday, October 15, 2012 at Albemarle Hospital.  Born in Currituck County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Mathias HUBBARD, SR. and the late Dail MONTAGUE and was the wife of the late Chester Cecil SISTRUNK.  Mrs. SISTRUNK was a member of Powells Point Baptist Church and the National Society of Military Widows.  She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Lea BERG of Norfolk, VA; a granddaughter, Amanda Lea BERG of Brooklyn, NY; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. SISTRUNK was preceded in death by her sister, Julia RICHER and her brother, Charlie HUBBARD, JR.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Powells Point Baptist Church with the Rev. James CLARK officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Sistrunk family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Aquila Etheridge SIVELS

Aquila Etheridge SIVELS, 88, of the 7000 block of Auburn Ave., died May 18, 1993, in Hillhaven Nursing Home, Norfolk.  She was a native of Currituck County, N.C., and a former member of Good Hope AME Zion Church, Sligo, N.C. She was a member of the Greater Metropolitan AME Zion Church, its Athenian Sunday School Class and its Stewardess Board #2. She was the daughter of the late John ETHERIDHE and Emma Jefferson ETHERIDGE and the widow of Joseph SIVELS.  Survivors include a special niece, Mrs. Janice E. KENLY of Chesapeake, Va.; a special friend, Mrs. Naomi SAWYER of Norfolk, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Greater Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, 822 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, by the Rev. Nathaniel HARPS. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake.  Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - May 21, 1993; pg. D2)

Doris Roberts SKIBA

Doris Roberts SKIBA, 93, of Shortcut Road, Shawboro, NC died Thursday, September 5, 2013 at her residence.  She was born January 20, 1920 to the late James and Ida ROBERTS.  Mrs. SKIBA was the widow of the late Louis Stanley SKIBA originally of Alpena, Michigan.  Mr. & Mrs. SKIBA lived in Norfolk VA for many years.  After rebuilding an old farm house, they retired and moved to Shawboro in 1977.  Mrs. SKIBA graduated from East Carolina Teacher’s College in 1942. She enjoyed sports and won numerous athletic awards at college.  Her favorite sports teams were the Washington Redskins and New York Yankees.  She worked for the War Price and Ration Board in Windsor, NC until her marriage.  Subsequently, she taught kindergarten and nursery school while her children were young and also did some substitute teaching during grade school.   She was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Shawboro and in her youth loved to sing in the choir and play the piano.  Her favorite hymns were In the Garden and Amazing Grace.  Mrs. SKIBA loved to work in her yard and garden and also enjoyed playing games with all of the children and making things with them.  She is survived by a son, Robert SKIBA and his wife, Sheryl of Camden NC and a daughter, Doris SKIBA of Alexandria, VA and three grandchildren, Michael SKIBA and wife, Tania of Richmond, VA, Leslie A. RUDZINSKI and husband, Todd of Richmond, VA and Zachary A. TENNEY of Mooresville, NC.  Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. SKIBA was preceded in death by her siblings, Frank ROBERTS, Vernon ROBERTS, Walter ROBERTS, Isaac ROBERTS, James ROBERTS, Edward ROBERTS, Joel ROBERTS, Raymond ROBERTS, Ralph ROBERTS, Wilbert ROBERTS and Ida ROBERTSON.  A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, September 8, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Roberts Family Cemetery, Shawboro, NC officiated  by Rev Charles STEVENS and Rev. Charles WELLONS.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Skiba family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Nathan SKINNER

BARCO - Nathan SKINNER, 73, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. in Willow Grove Baptist Church, Chesapeake with Rev. John HASSELL officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery.  Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 1, 2005; pg. 12A)

William SKINNER

William SKINNER of the 600 block of Pine Bend St., a retired truck driver, died Jan. 8, 1992.  Mr. SKINNER was born in Currituck, N.C., and was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Norfolk. He had retired from P.I.E. Truck Line after 20 years and was a member of the Teamsters Union. Survivors include a daughter, Tamika ZEIGLER of Virginia Beach; two sons, Eugene SKINNER of Norfolk and Christopher SKINNER of California; two sisters, Gladys RIDDICK of Chesapeake and Edna SKINNER of New York City; two brothers, David K. CUFFEE, SR. of Norfolk and Rayfield SKINNER of Chesapeake; and four grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. I. Joseph WILLIAMS. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park.  Metropolitan Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - January 11, 1992; pg. D2

Anis Overton SLADE

Anis Overton SLADE, 81, died May 20, 1993, in a Virginia Beach hospital.  Mrs. SLADE was born in Coinjock, N.C. She was a member of Bayside Baptist Church and was the widow of William J. SLADE, JR.  Survivors include three sisters, Aldine BENNETT of Norfolk, Edna O'NEAL of Aydlett, N.C., and Zetta MIDGETT of California; and two brothers, Dr. James H. OVERTON of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Junius F. OVERTON of Harrisonburg, Va.  (The Virginian-Pilot – May 22, 1993; pg. D4)

Jean Elizabeth Baker SLADEK

Jean Elizabeth Baker SLADEK, 65, died at her home July 19, 2007, after a three year valiant battle with ovarian cancer.  Born May 3, 1942, in Elizabeth City, NC, she was the daughter of the late Marguerite Mann and James Benjamin BAKER, JR.  Mrs. SLADEK was a graduate of Obici School of Nursing and had served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman.  Mrs. SLADEK was a member of the of North Eastern Historical Society and the Genealogical Societies of Terrell, Albemarle, Hyde and Gates Counties.  Survivors include her husband James A. SLADEK; step-daughter, Lisa KOHLMYER of Columbia, SC; step-son, James SLADEK of Newport News; brothers, James BAKER of Knoxville, TN, and Timothy ROGERS of Suffolk; niece Jessie TANDARICH of Texas; nephew, Jeffrey ROGERS of Windsor; great nieces and nephews, Allyssa ROGERS, Linda ROGERS, Ethan ROGERS, Ryan TANDARICH.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home by the Rev. Deb JENKINS. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Saturday from 7 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 604 Constance Woods Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434 or a favorite charity. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 22, 2007; pg. 10A)  [Although I never met her in person, Jean and I corresponded via e-mail quite often.  Although she was battling cancer and going through chemo, her e-mails were always upbeat.  She often made posts to the Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell & Currituck sites in search of her roots and willingly shared her information with other researchers.  She will be greatly missed.  Jean was the granddaughter of Dewey Elwood Mann, Sr. (1898-1971) and Mattie Pearl (Hayes) Mann (1894-1985) of Dare County, NC.  Kay Midgett Sheppard]

James Thomas SLATE, III

James Thomas SLATE, III, 37, of 6230 Caratoke Highway, Grandy, NC died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his home.  Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of Joyce Ann Bolick DOWDY and husband Donald of Grandy, NC and the late James Thomas SLATE, JR.  After graduating high school, James attended Johnson and Wells Culinary Arts Institute and enjoyed working as a chef on the Outer Banks.  In addition to his mother and stepfather, James is survived by a brother, Donald Dean DOWDY, JR. and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  A memorial service will take place Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Minister Bobby COHOON officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service in the lobby of the funeral home and at other times at the residence.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Slate family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Richard L. SLATE

COROLLA - Richard L. SLATE, 76, died Feb. 16, 2004, after a lengthy illness. Mr. SLATE was born in Claremont, N.H., July 9, 1927. He was the son of Fred and Lillian (Carlton) SLATE. At an early age, he moved with his family to Brattleboro, Vt., where he attended the local schools. Mr. SLATE was a veteran of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam. He retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service. He worked and retired also from Berkley Machine and Foundry in Norfolk. He was a communicant of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and a member of the Men's Club. He was also a communicant of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Corolla Chapel, Corolla, N.C. He was a charter member of the Corolla Lion's Club, a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, American Legion Post No. 5, Brattleboro, Vt., and a member of the Carova Beach Volunteer Fire Department. He was married Nov. 28, 1953, at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Brattleboro, Vt., to the former Marlene Ann CORBEIL. Besides his wife of 50 years, he leaves one daughter, Michele Ann SLATE of Tampa, Fla.; five sons, Mathew B., Gregory P., Jeffrey M., Stephen P. and Brandon J. SLATE, all of Virginia Beach; three brothers, Charles SLATE of Brattleboro, Vt., Arthur SLATE of Alburg, Vt. and Francis GROUT of Warren City, Conn.; one sister, Margaret LAPHAM of Brunswick, Maine; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Fred SLATE and Herbert SLATE and two sisters, Marie SLATE and Una ALLEN. Mr. SLATE's family wishes to thank all the staff of the VA Hospital in Hampton, Va., for their dedication to care and support throughout his long illness. A graveside Christian burial with military honors will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Avenue of Flags, Friday at 1 p.m.  Arrangements are under the care of Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, February 18, 2004)

Robert Gene SLAUGHTER

Robert Gene SLAUGHTER, 72, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, September 9, 2008 in his home with his family by his side. He was an inspiration to so many who were with him during his eight year battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patti Bullock SLAUGHTER. His family was his joy. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Catherine Hope SLAIGHTER; his father, Dorsey R. SLAUGHTER and four sons, Robert (Rob) II of Virginia Beach, Linwood (Lin) and wife, Tricia, of Greensboro, N.C., Kenneth ("Trooper") and wife, Beth, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Jonathan (Jon) and wife, Donna of Greensboro, N.C.; grandsons, Stephen (Orlando, Fla.), Chris (US Army, Italy), Sterling (Chesapeake), James (Mt. Pleasant), Jordan (Greensboro); granddaughters, Stephanie ABATE and husband, Walter, (Chesapeake), Jennifer and Elizabeth (Mt. Pleasant); great-grandchildren, Stacey and Tyler ABATE; a brother, retired US Army Major Samuel (Sam) SLAUGHTER and wife Carol (Tampa, Fla.); brothers-in-law, Kent (Lorraine) and Karl (Patricia) SAUNDERS; three nephews and two nieces. He was born in Pitt Co., N.C. and raised in Portsmouth, Va. He graduated from Cradock High School Class of '54 and attended William & Mary Extension (ODU). He was an apprentice Patternmaker in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, served 23 years in the US Army retiring at Fort Monroe, Va. in 1977 with the rank of Major (Field Artillery). After this "first" retirement, he owned and operated Olde Virginia Cabinets, Moyock Hardware and was a Kitchen and Bath Designer and Consultant in the Tidewater area and Outer Banks of NC. His Army career included serving with the Virginia National Guard (Grimes Battery), assignments in Korea, Germany (Pershing Missile Battery Commander), Ft. Jackson, S.C., Ft. Meade, Md., Ft. Benning, Ga. (Airborne Trooper), Ft. Sill, Okla., Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Ft. Riley, Kan. and two combat tours in Vietnam where he received numerous awards and decorations to include the Bronze Star. He will be remembered especially for his love and commitment to his family, his positive influence upon so many because of the high standards he set, his traditional values, strong character and principles and work ethic and also for his devotion to his "buddy" Leo, the family English Springer Spaniel. His family is so appreciative for the care he received during his long illness from Doctors GIMPERT, RASCONA, ST. CLAIR and others and the staff at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth and also a special thank you to Debbie, Grace, Gloria and Joyce and others with Albemarle Hospice and Medi Home Care in Elizabeth City, N.C. The family invites friends and relatives to join them at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, at noon until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, prior to the graveside service with military honors at Olive Branch Cemetery. Rev. Frank THIGPEN, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, South Mills, N.C., a caring neighbor and friend, will conduct the service.  (Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] – Thursday, September 11, 2008)

Rudolph Joseph SLEZAK

Rudolph Joseph SLEZAK (Rudy), 83, of Beechwood Shores, Moyock, N.C., passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2008. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y. on Nov. 5, 1924. Rudy was the husband of Ora Ellen Wheeler SLEZAK of Moyock. He attended Providence Baptist Church in Shawboro, N.C and was a veteran having retired from the U.S. Army Air Force as a Master Sgt. after 20 years of service. He later worked for the American Consulate in the countries of Belgium and Holland. Rudy was predeceased by his first wife, Bernice, and grandson Maarten, of Belgium. He is survived by a son, Freddy, and grandchildren Rudy, Michel, Kim, and Marijke, and one great grandson, Koby, all of Belgium. He is also survived by Jim and Debra WHEELER and family of Moyock, Susan and Ray RYAN and family of Richmond, Va., Jack and Janet DAVIS and family of Keysville, Va. and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home Chesapeake, Va. today from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. A service will be held on Wednesday at Providence Baptist Church at 11 a.m. in Shawboro, N.C. with Pastor Charles STEVENS officiating. Interment will follow services in Moyock Cemetery with Military Honors. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Twiford Funeral Home.  (The Daily Advance – Wednesday, April 30, 2008)

Alice Marie Bailey SMITH

CURRITUCK NATIVE - Mrs. Alice Marie Bailey SMITH, age 66, of Red Bank, N.J., died Sunday, April 24, 2005 at the Riverview Medical center in Red Bank, N.J.  She was a native of Currituck County, N.C. and the daughter of Mrs. Classie BAILEY and the late Ulysses BAILEY.  She was the wife of Charles SMITH of the home.  She attended the Currituck County schools.  She was a member of the Weeping Mary Disciples of Christ Church in Currituck, N.C. and the Calvary Baptist Church in Red Bank, N.J.  Other survivors include two sons: Derrick "Kookie" BAILEY of Avnel, N.J. and Kelvin "Tony" MITCHELL of York, Pa.; five sisters: Erma SAUNDERS of South Hampton, N.Y., Lillie Mae HOFFLER of Elizabeth City, N.C., Adeline TOLSON, Ada BAILEY and Catherine SIMPSON, of Currituck, N.C.; five brothers: Richard TAYLOR of Riverhead, N.Y., Willie BAILEY of Powells Point, N.C., Edmond BAILEY of Barco, N.C., Fleetwood BAILEY of Bronx, N.Y., and Larry BAILEY of York, Pa.; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  A going home celebration will be held Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Good Hope A.M.E. Zion Church, Sligo, N.C.  The Rev. Randy JOHNSON will serve as pastor and Elder Marcus ETHERIDGE will be the eulogist.  Interment will be in the Seymore family cemetery in Currituck, N.C.  Stallings Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance - Friday, April 29, 2005)

Bessie L. SMITH

Bessie L. SMITH, 78, of Norfolk, died Sept. 7, 1996, in Sentara Bayside Hospital.  Mrs. SMITH was born in Currituck, N.C., and was a Protestant. She was a housewife and the widow of Lloyd Milton SMITH.  Survivors include a son, Marvin L. SMITH of Norfolk; a brother, Melvin EVERTON of Norfolk; three grandchildren, Mark SMITH and Brian SMITH, both of Florida, and Diane GEDDES of Alaska; three great-grandchildren, Johnny SMITH of Florida, Brandon GEDDES and Alissa GEDDES of Alaska.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 9, 1996; pg. B4)

Bessie S. SMITH

Bessie S. SMITH, 91, died Tuesday, July 11, 1995.  Mrs. Smith was born in Currituck County. A homemaker, she was a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Charles Lee SMITH.  Surviving are one daughter, Thetis S. WHEATLEY of Grandy; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, by the Rev. Frank Lorenz.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 13, 1995; pg. B5)

Catherine B. SMITH

GRANDY - Catherine B. SMITH, 64, of Grandy, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.  .  Funeral services for Mrs. SMITH will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at Memorial Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Williamston.  Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Williamston.  She was the widow of George SMITH.  Mrs. SMITH worked several years as a CNA in INS Rehabilitation.  She attended Martin Community College for cosmetology.  Surviving are her children Ross, (Nikki), Linda, Belinda, Carolyn, Lucy, Gwendolyn and Devon; one sister, Doris H. WILLIAMSON (Carey) of Salisbury; and seven brothers: Levon McCULLER, Thomas (Laura), Herman, Ricky, Claude, and Nathaniel HAWKINS, and Samuel (Martha) BRIMAGE; 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  A.C. Robinson & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 10, 2005; pg. 10A)

Christopher Andrew SMITH

JARVISBURG - Christopher Andrew SMITH, 39, of the 100 block of Meadow Lake Circle, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005. He was born in Portsmouth. Mr. SMITH was a graduate of Western Carolina University, majoring in accounting and was a stockbroker. He is survived by his wife, Naume Galo SMITH; his father, Wallace A. SMITH, JR. of Grandy, N.C.; his mother, Katherine Leary SMITH of Grandy. Also, he is survived by a sister, Jessica SMITH; a brother, Keith A. SMITH, both of Grandy; his maternal grandmother, Kitty LEARY of Portsmouth; five uncles, Tommy LEARY, Richard LEARY, David SMITH, Virgil SMITH and John SMITH; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and his best friend, Mike SMITH of Portsmouth. The funeral will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Grandy, by the Rev. Glen McCRAINE. Burial will follow in the Laurel Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Poplar Branch, N.C. Immediately following the graveside service, the family will return to their residence to receive friends. The family will also receive friends and relatives today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, December 10, 2005)

 Dorothy Perry SMITH

MOYOCK - Dorothy Perry SMITH, 65, of the 100 block of Beechwood Shores Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 at Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. SMITH was the daughter of the late Charles M. PERRY and Elizabeth Swaner PERRY and the widow of William R. SMITH. She is survived by a daughter, Karen FATICH of Moyock; a son, Kasey KAZAKAVICH and wife Robin of Harrisburg, Pa.; a sister, Bea HIPP of Fortworth, Texas; a brother, Sam PERRY of Hampton, Va.; and three grandchildren, Rachel DICKENS and Jake and Sam KAZAKAVICH. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Karen FATICH, 195 Beechwood Shores Drive, Moyock. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, is assisting the family.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, August 7, 2010)

Edwin SMITH

TENECULA, CALIFORNIA - Edwin SMITH, 76, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away April 3.  He died at home following a long illness.  Mr. SMITH is survived by his wife, Betty Hold SMITH; sons: Edward and Kenneth SMITH; daughters: Nita and Debra SMITH; a brother, Donald SMITH; a sister, Jacquelyn Smith VOGAN; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Donna DULUCCA, and a sister, Doris Smith NIXON.  Mr. SMITH lived on Bell's Island, Currituck for 20 years following his retirement from a teaching and coaching career.  Arrangements handled by Miller Jones Mortuary & Crematorium, Sun City, California.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 12, 2005; pg. 6A)

Mary Frances Evans SMITH

Mary Frances Evans SMITH, 86 of Elizabeth City, NC passed away peacefully Friday, June 29, 2012 at her home with family by her side.  Born in Poplar Branch, NC she was the daughter of the late Garland EVANS and Cora Snow EVANS and was the wife of the late Carroll Lee SMITH, SR.  She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Smith STAMPER and husband Danny of Summerfield, FL; a son, Carroll Lee SMITH, JR. and wife Chong of Elizabeth City, NC; six grandchildren, Dana BOSEMAN and fiancé Jim of Elizabeth City, Jason SMITH and wife Dawn of Tennessee; Joel SMITH and wife Brandy of Hertford; Tommy LANE and wife Mandy of Kentucky; Jennifer SMITH and fiancé Matthew of Virginia, and Justin SMITH of Elizabeth City; eleven great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Besides her beloved husband, Mrs. SMITH was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.  A graveside service will take place Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. David TURNER officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Smith family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Franklin Delano SMITH

MOYOCK - Franklin Delano SMITH, 72, died Dec. 15, 2005. Mr. SMITH was born in Hagerstown, Md., to the late Roy B. and Rosa Lewis SMITH. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy for more than 22 years and a member of the FRA Branch 40. Mr. SMITH was predeceased by brothers, Kenneth and Roy SMITH. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Franklin D. SMITH, II and wife Terri of Camden, N.C., Jason R. SMITH of Currituck, N.C.; sisters, Marjorie MULLENIX of Chambersburg, Pa., Betty WARNER, Pauline SHANK and Lorraine BAKNER, all of Hagerstown; brothers, Verdean SMITH of Hagerstown and Calvin SMITH of Asheville, N.C.; and granddaughter, Sidnie Morgan SMITH. The funeral will be held at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, Monday at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, December 17, 2005)

George Washington SMITH

George Washington SMITH, 89, of Harbinger, died Wednesday morning at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his son, J. Bryan SMITH of Harbinger, after a long illness. He was a native of East Lake and had lived in Harbinger for the past 65 years. He was the son of the late Samuel D. and Mariah Holmes SMITH and widower of Mrs. Maggie Owens SMITH. He was a retired farmer and a member of Powells Point Christian church. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hazel McLEAN and one son, J. Bryan SMITH of Harbinger; 5 grandsons and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will conducted Friday in Powells Point Christian Church by the Rev. Glen MORAN, pastor. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. (The Coastland Times – Friday, November 18, 1966)   NOTE: The Coastland Times issued 12/29/1996 states Hazel S. McLEAN, age 91, of Harbinger, died Dec. 25 in Charlotte, NC and was the widow of James Melvin McLEAN.]

Harold Gene SMITH

Harold Gene SMITH of Moyock was called home on July 9, 2008 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, due to complications from an automobile accident in Moyock, N.C. on June 29, 2008.   He was born September 25, 1935 in St. Marys, W. Va., the second of four sons.   He moved to California in 1955. He owned a bicycle/lawnmower shop but most of his life he worked for Goodyear as a manager at several locations in California.  He recently moved to Moyock, N.C. in August 2007.   Preceding him in death were his parents, Chester and Becky SMITH; brother, Darrel SMITH; sister-in-law, Joyce SMITH; and nephew, Daniel SMITH.  Survivors include loving brother, Chester "Sonny" L. SMITH, JR.; his wife, Karen of Elm Grove, W. Va.; loving brother, Timothy SMITH his wife, Millie  "Dee"; and nephew, Dennis, all of Quartzsite, Ariz.; uncle, Bob SMITH of Charleston, W. Va.; cousin, Sandy 'Sis, Ripley, W. Va.; uncle, Denzel SMITH and his wife, Kathy, of W. Va.; various nieces and nephews; and loving lifelong companion and best friend, Sandra J. SMITH of Moyock, N.C.  Twiford Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, V. is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance – Tuesday, July 15, 2008)

Harry Glenwood SMITH

CHESAPEAKE - Harry Glenwood SMITH, 73, passed away January 13, 2012 with his family by his side. A native of Currituck, N.C. he was the son of the late, Harry G. and Essie Lewis SMITH. Harry worked at the Norfolk Ford Plant, off-line in the Chassis Shop, retired with Signet Bank Corporation as a Senior Maintenance Technician and also retired from Harvey Lindsay Construction Company as a Maintenance Technician.  Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Betty H. SMITH; daughter, Sabrina S. LEIST and her husband, Michael; son, Shane SMITH and his wife, Traci; grandsons, Clay and Colby SMITH; sister, Essie Mae JAMES; and brother, Lloyd J. SMITH and his wife, Marie. His family would like to thank all family and friends for their help and kindness during his illness.  A service to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Graham Funeral Home with Rev. Tom MERCER officiating. Burial will follow at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot - January 15, 2012)

Hazel Burnette SMITH

Hazel Burnette SMITH, 91, of Knotts Island, NC died Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital.  She was the daughter of the late Samuel BURNETTE and Mary SMITH and was the wife of the late Robert Lee SMITH.  Mrs. SMITH is survived by two daughters, Ardis S. MORTON and Barbara FORD; a son, Robert L. SMITH, JR.; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will take place Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Knotts Island United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Knotts Island United Methodist Church.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Smith family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Irene Varner SMITH

COINJOCK - Irene Varner SMITH, 82, died March 13, 2005, in her residence. Mrs. SMITH was born in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., and was a homemaker. She attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Beulah VARNER and wife of the late Wallace A. SMITH, SR. Surviving are four sons, Wallace A. SMITH, JR. of Coinjock, David L. SMITH of Pesotum, Ill., Virgil W. SMITH of Duck, N.C. and John C. SMITH of Suffolk; one brother, Wallace VARNER of Soddy-Daisy; grandchildren, Christopher, Keith, and Jessica SMITH, April GOFF, Cariann, and David SMITH, Todd BEACH, Lisa SMITH, Cynthia DELVECHIIO, Ashley, Rebecca and Emily SMITH; great-grandchildren, Ryley, Deaana, Kaelyn and Jordan SMITH; niece, Sheilah ANDERSON; and caretaker, Marian ANDERSON. Irene will be missed by her many friends at Gem Day Care in Kill Devil Hills. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Grandy. Burial will be in Laurel Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, today from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, March 15, 2005)

Jerry Layton SMITH

MOYOCK Jerry Layton SMITH, 64, died Sunday, May 3. He was born November 1, 1933, the son of the late George and Lenera Bradshaw SMITH. He was a retired teamster and a member of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. He is survived by his wife, Ada SMITH; a son, Michael L. SMITH of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters: Effie SMITH of Fayetteville and Odell DOYLE of Rhode Island; a brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Terry PARISH of Kentucky; a brother-in-law, Roscoe PARISH; 2 grandchildren: April SMITH of Chesapeake and Stacy SMITH. A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home, Great Bridge, by Pastor Scott POLLARD. The family will receive friends for visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Moyock Memorial Park.  . (The Coastland Times – Thursday, May 7, 1998; pg. 11A)

Jo Ann SMITH

GRANDY - Jo Ann SMITH, 68, died Tuesday, April 8 at her residence. Mrs. SMITH was born in Davidson County, Tenn., daughter of the late Sherman Forest JENNINGS, JR. and Norene Turney JENNINGS. She was the wife of Bill SMITH of the residence. She was the former owner/operator of Poplar Place and a former cook at Walnut Island Restaurant for several years. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters: Stephanie SWAIN and husband Tim of Grandy, and Michelle VAUGHN and husband Robert of Pensacola, Fla.; three sons: Jeff SMITH and wife Dawn, James McCARIO and wife Myrtle, and Mike BYERS, all of Grandy; one brother, Gene JENNINGS of Tennessee; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons: Rick BYERS and Nicky McCARIO. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 11 at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel with Les WILKERSON officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 10, 2003, pg. 14A)

Kathryn Allen SMITH

Kathryn Allen SMITH, 77, of Knotts Island, died at her residence Saturday, April 9, 2006. A private service will be held at a later date. Twiford's Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Tuesday, April 11, 2006)

Lamar William SMITH

IN MOYOCK - Lamar William SMITH, 31, of Moyock, died Sunday morning as the result of a one-car accident.  He was a native of Columbia, S.C. and lived in Currituck County for the past year.  He was a supervisor for Olin Mills Studio and was a Methodist.  The body was sent from Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City to Talbert-Shives Funeral Home in Columbia, S.C. for the funeral and burial.  He was the son of Mrs. Evelyn Jeffcoat SMITH of Columbia and the late Lawrence W. SMITH and husband of Mrs. Deborah Sawyer SMITH of the home.  Besides his wife and mother he is survived by a son, Lamar Alan SMITH of the home; two brothers: Ted W. SMITH and Gerald SMITH, both of Columbia.  (The Southern Post - August 25, 1982; pg. 11)

Lewis Latham SMITH, JR

Louis Latham SMITH, JR., age 67, of 105 S. Mallard Court, Grandy, NC died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital.  Mr. Smith was born in Norfolk, VA, the son of the late Louis Latham SMITH and Bertie Elizabeth Vanhorn SMITH.   Mr. SMITH is survived by Myrtle M. HARRISON of Grandy, NC where they resided for thirty years. He is also survived by two sons, Louis WILLARD and Ronald WILLARD and  a  sister, Norma Grey CHERRY of Chesapeake, VA.   Mr. SMITH was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Fay WILLARD; a sister, Clara SYKES; and brothers Archie, Arvis and John SMITH.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lillie Doxey SMITH

Lillie Doxey SMITH, 79, died Monday in her home.  A native of Currituck County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Columbus DOXEY and Olia Belangie DOXEY. Mrs. SMITH was a retired co-owner and secretary of Smith Optical for 35 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was past matron of Sinai Chapter #18 of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Survivors include her husband, Harry Tilden SMITH; two sisters, Daisy PALMER of Coinjock, N.C. and Katherine SANDERLIN of Elizabeth City; one brother, Ernest DOXEY of Elizabeth City; and one half brother, Ed DOXEY of Maple, N.C.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Holly Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Charles W. THOMPSON. The family will be at the residence.  R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – October 5, 1993; pg. D2)

Louise Sawyer SMITH

(The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, April 6,.2004 - Submitted by Ben Bateman)

Mable Bailey SMITH

NORFOLK - Mrs. Mable Baily SMITH, 77, of Norfolk, Va., and formerly of Currituck County, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004 in Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, Va.  A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Metropolitan Funeral Home in Norfolk with burial in Roosevelt Memorial Gardens in Chesapeake, Va.  Mrs. SMITH was the widow of Cleo SMITH and the daughter of the late Charlie and Annie Mitchell BAILEY.  Survivors include two daughters: Deborah HALL of Virginia Beach, Va. and Grizolia SMITH of Norfolk, Va.; two sons: Robert SMITH and Willie SMITH, both of Norfolk; two sisters: Mollie BAILEY of Currituck and Margaret B. JONES of Elizabeth City; an aunt, Mamie MERCER of Shawboro; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.  Metropolitan Funeral Home in Norfolk is in charge.  (Dailey Advance - Sunday, March 14, 2004)

Mable Elizabeth SMITH

VIRGINIA BEACH - Mable Elizabeth SMITH, 78, died March 10, 2004, in Portsmouth. Mable was born Feb. 2, 1926, in Currituck County, N.C., and was predeceased by her husband, Cleo L. SMITH. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Shawboro, N.C. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Debra HALL of Virginia Beach and Grizolda ROSCOE of Norfolk; two sons, Robert SMITH of Norfolk and Willie SMITH of Manassas; two sisters, Margarite BAILEY of Elizabeth City, N.C. and Mollie BAILEY of Currituck County, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; one aunt, Mamie MERCER; and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Metropolitan Funeral Service, 7246 Granby St., Minister Brian GULLIANS officiating. Interment will be at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Family and friends will assemble at 5513 Gettysburg Court one hour prior to service for procession to the chapel. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, March 13, 2004)

Magalene Gallop SMITH

NORFOLK, VA. Magalene Gallop SMITH, 63, died March 1 in her residence. She was a native of Harbinger, was a member of Pleasant Branch Baptist Church in Powells Point and was retired from the National Maritime Union. Survivors include a daughter, Bessie PEET of Norfolk; her mother, Lualla DOUGH, and her father, Macie DOUGH, of Norfolk; grandsons: Carmus PEET, Carus PEET and Canus PEET. Funeral services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Luke's Holiness Church in Norfolk by pastor Allie Mae HALL, with burial to be in Pleasant Branch Baptist Church. Riddick Funeral Service in Norfolk is handling arrangement. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, March 5, 1995; pg. 5B)

Mary Ann Bateman SMITH
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Wednesday, January 22, 2014; pg. B6
Submitted by Benjamine O. Bateman, Jr.

Millard Randolph SMITH

CURRITUCK Millard Randolph SMITH, 68, of Currituck, died Thursday, May 28 in Mercy Hospital in Baltimore. He was born in Poplar Branch and was retired from U.S. Gypsum Corp as an engineer. Mr. SMITH was a member of Pilmoor United Methodist Church, past president of Shawboro Ruritan Club, past chairman of the Currituck Planning Board, and past member of the Board of Education of Currituck County. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a First Lt. He was the son of the late Emory and Argent Quinerly SMITH and was the husband of Barbara Brumsey SMITH of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons: Carl Emory SMITH and wife Deborah Doll SMITH of Plymouth, and Millard R. SMITH, JR. of Currituck; one brother, Ralph P. SMITH of Virginia Beach, Va.; and 3 grandchildren. Graveside services were held Sunday in Moyock Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Charles WELLONS officiating. Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, June 2, 1998; pg. 12A)

Myrtle Bell Phillips Ferebee SMITH

MOYOCK - Myrtle Bell Ferebee SMITH, 77, of 1104 Tulls Creek Road, Moyock, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at her residence. She was a native of Beaufort, N.C., daughter of the late John Calvin PHILLIPS and Mary Elizabeth Gordon PHILLIPS. She was wife of the late Clyde FEREBEE, SR. for 43 years, and the late Gordon W. SMITH. She was a homemaker and a foster parent for the Currituck County Social Services for over 25 years, and was blessed with over 65 foster children. She attended Riddle Pentecostal Holiness Church. Myrtle Bell loved everybody. She is survived by two sons, Clyde FEREBEE, JR. and his wife, Diane, and Ronnie Lee FEREBEE and his wife, Linda, all of Moyock; one sister, Edna CULPEPPER of Chesapeake, Va.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was blessed with many friends. Special friends being Dave and Sandy GROSS, Fred AUSTIN, Ruth JONES and Thelma BAKER. She was predeceased in death by five sisters, Evia BAGGET, Alice JONES, Sara MILLER, Ethel Mae SOREY and Stella Sorey BRAZIER; five brothers, Tilbert Lee, Jack, Willie, Grover and Luther PHILLIPS. A graveside service will be Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at 11 a.m. in the Moyock Cemetery, with the Rev. Roland COOPER officiating. The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C. At other times the family will be at the residence of her son, Ronnie, 1094 Tulls Creek Road, Moyock.  Twiford's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance - Friday, January 27, 2006)

Nancy Mitchell SMITH

MOYOCK - Nancy Mitchell SMITH, age 116, of Richard Shaw Rd., died Sunday, October 21 at her residence.  Mrs. SMITH was the daughter of the late Moses and Mittie Bowe MITCHELL and the widow of Moses SMITH.  She is survived by four daughters: Mary COWELL and Evelyn WHITE of Moyock, Betty FRANKLIN of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ruby JONES of Portsmouth, Va.; 40 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren and 40 great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Christian Home Missionary Baptist Church, Moyock.  Burial will follow in Roosevelt Memorial Park Cemetery, Chesapeake, Va.  The body will lie in state at the church from noon until time of the service.  Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, October 25, 2001; pg. 6A)

Paula Michelle SMITH

COINJOCK - Paula Michelle SMITH, 43, died Dec. 10, 2012. Mrs. SMITH was born in Charleston, W. Va. to Larry A. HARRIS, I and Ruth C. Walker TRAVIS. She worked as a cook, enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends.  Left to cherish her memory are her parents; children, Chrisie L. SUMPTER and her husband Otis LINDSEY of Elizabeth City, Rebecca and Zachary SMITH of Currituck; brother, Larry A. HARRIS, II of Currituck; grandchildren, Christopher J. WILLIAMS, Kanelle T. WILLIAMS, and Shiley V. WILLIAMS. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Coinjock Baptist Church.  (The Daily Advance - December 15, 2012)

Phillip William SMITH, SR.

GRANDY Phillip William SMITH, SR., 67, died Tuesday in an Elizabeth City hospital. He was a native of Berkeley, Va. and was a retired army staff sergeant. He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. He was also retired from the Army Air Force Exchange Service, Fort Belvoir, Va. and was a Protestant. He was the son of the late George and Irene Sadler SMITH and the widower of Margaret Perry SMITH. He is survived by his step-mother, Gladys Van Nostrand SMITH of Kitty Hawk; four daughters: Helen FULLER of Dumfries, Va., Tracey D. SMITH of Woodbridge, Va., Linda KING of Valopraiso, Indiana and Debra REED of Newport News, Va.; two sons: Phillip W. SMITH, JR. of Dumfries and Kelly SMITH of Columbia, Md.; three sisters: Virginia DIELA of Seaccuis, N.J., Cathrine REYNOLDS of Nassawadox , Va. and Ann PHEIFFER of Kitty Hawk; 12 grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held in the Austin Cemetery [Kitty Hawk] on Friday, Nov. 12 at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Clinton HARDEE. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, November 11, 1993)

Ralph Prentiss SMITH

VIRGINIA BEACH - Ralph Prentiss SMITH, 70, died June 4, 2006, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Ralph was born and raised in Currituck County, North Carolina. He was the son of Argent and Emory SMITH. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Millard SMITH of Currituck County. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marsha Bailey SMITH; daughter Debora SMITH of New York City; daughter, Pam CANNADY; son-in-law, Keith CANNADY; and grandsons, Kalin and Ben CANNADY of Norfolk. Ralph was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He also worked for nearly 25 years in the diesel and industrial machine business. He retired as vice-president of Industrial Diesel in Norfolk. Ralph loved to teach. He served as an adjunct faculty member at Tidewater Community College in the Diesel and Industrial Machine Repair program. He was recognized by the college as the Tidewater area’s authority in the diesel injection field. Ralph could fix anything and was also a woodworking master craftsman known for turning raw wood into beautiful cabinets and furniture. He was an avid gardener and fisherman. Ralph was a loving and patient husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, June 7, 2006)

Richard Mark SMITH

MOYOCK Richard Mark SMITH, 34, died Oct. 18 in his home. Mr. SMITH was the son of Donald M. SMITH and Shirley Baum SMITH of Moyock. Other survivors include three sisters: Bonnie Diane WILLIAMS of Virginia Beach, Va., Darlene Ann VACHA of Hatteras and Susan Blanch SMITH of Moyock; and one brother, Donald Merle SMITH, JR. of Caret, Va. Private services were held on Monday in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. Twiford's Northside Chapel was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, October 22, 1991; pg. 12A)

Stanley Lee SMITH

MOYOCK, NC – Stanley Lee SMITH, 70 of 207 Wedgewood Drive, Moyock, NC, died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend,  Mr. SMITH was born November 3, 1927 in the Muddy Creek area of Princess Anne County to the late Edna Riggs SMITH James and Ernest Booker SMITH of Princess Anne County. He grew up in Princess Anne County and spent the last 26 years of his life as a resident of Currituck County, NC.  He spent most of his adult life as a heavy equipment operator, spending the last 15 years with Robby Parker Construction of Kitty Hawk, NC. He worked weekdays to support his family and his love of fishing., He never caught a fish too small to eat. He took pride in being “PapPaw” to his ten grandchildren. He was a member of Indian Creek - Welcome Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Rachel “Rae” Dough SMITH of the home; one daughter Donna Smith ROSE and husband Tommy ROSE of Shiloh, NC, two sons, Ernest Lee SMITH and wife Nita Reed SMITH, Vernon Lee SMITH and Michelle Hall SMITH all of Moyock, NC; ten grandchildren, Ashlee ROSE, Kitty ROSE, Windy ROSE, Becca ROSE, Ernest SMITH, JR., Brittany SMITH, Brianna SMITH, Blake SMITH, Alexis SMITH and Olivia SMITH.  Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Sunday at Indian Creek Baptist Church, 1221 Indian Creek Road in Chesapeake, VA. Rev. Dave CRAWFORD and Rev. Joe AMORY,, JR. will officiate. Burial will follow at the Bruce-Whitehurst family Cemetery off Fitztown Road in Virginia Beach. Twiford Colonial Chapel,Chesapeake will handle all arrangements. Friends are invited to join the family at the family residence at 207 Wedgewood Dr.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Timothy James SMITH

MOYOCK - Timothy James SMITH, 59, of Moyock, NC, died Saturday, May 14, 2005 at the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, NC.  Mr. SMITH was born May 20, 1945, in Monmouth County, Neptune, NJ. He was the son of the late Walter C. and Georgianna Winters SMITH.  He was a member of the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, veteran of the U. S. Navy, member of the Walter Clarence Jackson V. F. W. Post # 6060 and the Coinjock American Legion Post # 338.  Survivors include his wife; Mary Dundon SMITH, two daughters Margaret Peggy SMITH and Kathleen Mary SMITH both of Moyock, NC; one brother Dennis SMITH of Mitchell, South Dakota and five grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Maple, NC. at 10:00 A. M. with The Very Rev. James BUCHOLZ, V. F. officiating. Private burial will be later in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.  (The Independent (Currituck Co., NC) - May 14, 2005)

William Judson SMITH

Earl Clifton SMITHSON, SR.

Earl Clifton SMITHSON, SR., 80, a former resident of the Forest Hills Community of Washington, N.C., died Nov. 29, 2000, at the home of his daughter in Daleville, Va.  Mr. SMITHSON was born April 3, 1920, in Currituck County, N.C., son of the late William and Rovena Rollinson SMITHSON. On April 22, 1941, he married the former Rachel WEBSTER who predeceased him on Dec. 2, 1996; and a son, William Ronald SMITHSON predeceased him on Feb. 12, 1950. He was a retired Staff Sgt. with the Virginia National Guard.  Survivors include a daughter, Darlene SMITHSON and husband, James GOSNEY of Daleville; a son, Earl C. SMITHSON, JR. and wife, Linda, of Williamsburg; a brother, William SMITHSON, JR. of Currituck, N.C.; a granddaughter, Amber SMITHSON of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Webster STOGDON of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Thelma WEBSTER of Washington, N.C.  A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C., by the Rev. Mike GLADSON. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service.  (The Virginian-Pilot – December 1, 2000; pg. B9)

William M. SMITHSON, JR.

SHAWBORO - William M. “Trim” SMITHSON, JR., 81, of 105 Meads Road, Shawboro, NC, died Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Guardian Care Nursing Home, Elizabeth City, NC. He was a native of Currituck County, NC, the son of the late William M. SMITHSON, SR. and the late Rovena Rollinson SMITHSON. Mr. SMITHSON was a member of Providence Baptist Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in WWII. He was the former owner and operator of Trim’s Upholstery.  Mr. SMITHSON is survived by his daughter, Tammy ANDERSON and her husband Mitchell of Alexandria, VA; a son, Rex SAWYER and his wife Rhonda of Camden, NC; two nieces, Janet INGE, whom Mr. SMITHSON looked upon as both a mother and a daughter, and her husband Bill of South Mills, NC, and Darlene SMITHSON of Virginia; and two nephews, Larry SANDERLIN and wife Clara of Camden, NC, and Earl SMITHSON, JR. and wife Linda of Virginia. He was preceded in death by a sister, Zelma SANDERLIN; and a brother, Earl SMITHSON.  A funeral service will be held Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Boyce PORTER officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the lobby of the funeral home. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Smithson family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)


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