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Thomas James WOLFE

KNOTTS ISLAND - Thomas James WOLFE, 58, died June 9, 2004 at home with his family at his side. Mr. WOLFE was born in Norfolk to the late Edna Des Marais WOLFE. He was a veteran, having served in the USMC. Mr. WOLFE worked as a supervisor in the Sheet Metal Shop of a loving and caring company, Bay Mechanical, and was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Chapter 10. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his loving aunt, Florence DES MARAIS who helped raise him.  Survivors include his bride of 32 years, Doris Ann Davis WOLFE; two daughters, Debra Ann TANDO and husband Michael of Knotts Island and Sheila M. HUBER and husband Thomas of Chesapeake; three sons, Jack POFF and wife, Marie of Knotts Island, Richard POFF and wife, Anna of Chesapeake, and Michael POFF and wife Dana of Norfolk; one brother, Richard “Dickie” WOLFE of Norfolk; a very special granddaughter, who was like a daughter, Ruby Darnell GADDIS and her husband Casey of Knotts Island; and ten other grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, his beloved mother-in-law, Ruby W. DAVIS of Knotts Island and extended family and faithful dog “Shea”.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 pm at Knotts Island United Methodist Church with Pastor Robert GREEN and Frank JENNINGS officiating. Burial will follow at Knotts Island Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake on Friday from 7:00 until 8:30 pm.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, June 11, 2004)

Sharon Delores WOMACK

Sharon Delores WOMACK, 64, died Sunday, March 27, in Virginia Beach, Va. She was a native of Lynchburg, Va., and a resident of Knotts Island, N.C., for eight years.  She is survived by her husband, Herman W. WOMACK; three daughters, Sylvia STARNES of Daytona Beach, Fla., Cheryl CAMERILLO of Alexandria, Va., and Carolyn WATERS of Hampton, Va.; two sons, Thomas WHEELER of Port Orange, Fla., and William WHEELER of Buchannon, W. Va.; two sisters, Kathleen WHEELER of Lynchburg, Va., and Joanne ALEXANDER of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Ronald HOPKINS of Virginia Beach, Va.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. today at the R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton, Va. (The Virginian-Pilot – March 29, 1994; pg. D4)

Felder M. WOOD, JR.

Felder M. WOOD, JR., 72, died Tuesday at Chesapeake General Hospital.  Mr. WOOD was born in Moyock, N.C., and was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose, Chesapeake Lodge #1940. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired machinist with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.  Survivors include his wife, Cora Nelson WOOD; his daughter, Deborah L. FORWOOD, both of Chesapeake; three sons, Hoy H. WOOD and Michael A. WOOD, both of Chesapeake, and Ralph C. WOOD.  (The Virginian-Pilot – September 1, 1993; pg. D2)

John Elliott WOOD

(Unknown newspaper - 1963)  [According to his WW I Draft Registration Card, John Elliott Wood was born Feb. 23, 1891.  He died in Portsmouth, Va. on Oct. 1, 1963.]  Obituary clipping kindly submitted by Judy Merrell Brickhouse.

Danny Martin WOODARD

MOYOCK - Danny Martin WOODARD, 34, died February 17.  Mr. WOODARD was a native of Virginia Beach, Va. and a commercial fisherman.  He was the son of Joyce Willis WOODARD and the late Martin Tommy WOODARD.  Besides his mother, he is survived by three daughters: Crystal WOODARD of Moyock, Ashley WOODARD of Barco, and Chelsey WALTHALL of Moyock; four sisters: Shirley GRIGGS and Bonnie HYDE, both of Mosheim, Judith YOST and Diana STICKLAND, both of Moyock; three nieces and four nephews.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at Moyock Cemetery.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.   (The Coastland Times – Thursday, November 22, 2001; pg. 6B)

Norman E. WOODARD, SR.

CURRITUCK NATIVE - Norman E. "Woody" WOODARD, SR., 66, of Clovis, N.M., died Friday, May 27, 2011 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Funeral services will be held today, 1 p.m. at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton, with the Rev. Vaughn GOSSMAN officiating. Military honors will be performed by the Cannon AFB Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Norman WOODARD, JR., Bryan WOODARD, Larry BLEIMEYER, JR., Sean BLEIMEYER, Jeffery WOODARD, Leighton WOODARD and Lee TRASK. Burial will be in the Garden of Honor at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. Norman Edward WOODARD was born March 31, 1945 in Currituck, Maple, to Edward Ensley WOODARD and Hazel Daughn Tillett WOODARD. He married Mary Kathryn GROVER April 5, 1969 in Alamogordo, N.M. He retired as a Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force at Cannon AFB, where he was in aircraft maintenance. During and after his military service, Woody was known as "The Candy Man". Woody was of the Nazarene faith. He was an exceptionally dedicated family man who enjoyed fishing, hunting and mechanics. He was a devoted sports fan, especially when rooting for the Denver Broncos. He was a member of The DAV and The NCOA.  Survivors include his wife Mary K. "Kathy" WOODARD of Clovis; two sons, Norman (Cindy) WOODARD, JR. of McKinney, Texas and Jeffery (Jenna) WOODARD of Clovis; two daughters, Sheryl (Alvin) BROWN of Georgia and Dawna (Larry) BLEIMEYER of Las Cruces, N.M.; two sisters, Peggy Joyce RAMSEY of High Point and Myra Daughn HUGHES of Thomasville; 11 grandchildren; and one great -grandchild. He was preceded by his parents Edward and Hazel WOODARD; and daughter Tracey WOODARD. Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home.  (The Daily Advance - Monday, May 30, 2011)

Pauline Tate WOODARD

COINJOCK Pauline Tate WOODARD, 94, died March 8 in her home. She was born in Kitty Hawk. She had taught in the Currituck school system for 5 years and was a member of the Coinjock Baptist Church and was past president of the Coinjock Ladies Home demonstration Club and the Currituck Historical Society and instrumental in starting the Currituck Library. She was a member of the First Flight Society and a past worthy matron of Order of Eastern Star, Coinjock Chapter #218. She was the widow of Elmer R. WOODARD, SR. Survivors are a son, Elmer R. WOODARD, JR. of Coinjock; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, March 10, 1992)

Bessie Lewis WOODHOUSE

BARCO - Bessie Lewis WOODHOUSE, 92, of Grandy, N. C., died Tuesday December 19, 2006, at the Sentara Barco Nursing Home.  Mrs. WOODHOUSE was born August 29, 1914, in Currituck County, Jarvisburg, N. C. and was the daughter of the late Ben LEWIS and Carrie Evans LEWIS.  She was preceded in death by her husband James Leroy WOODHOUSE, sisters Essie SMITH, Lessie CRAIN, Opal LUPTON, Hallie BRICKHOUSE, Doris LEWIS and her brothers, Wilbur LEWIS, James LEWIS and Melvin LEWIS.  Survivors include her daughters, Joyce W. LEWARK and husband Lester of Harbinger, N. C. and Marjorie W. SPRY of Camden, N. C., son George ETHERIDGE and wife Marion of Powells Point, N. C. her sister Gladys WOODHOUSE of Barco, N. C., and ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  A graveside funeral service will be held Friday December 22, at 2:00 P. M. at New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City with Pastor David COXSON officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Twiford Funeral Home, from 12:30 P. M. to 1:30 P.M. and other times at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Joyce and Lester LEWARK.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, N. C. is assisting the Woodhouse family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Gladys Lewis WOODHOUSE

GRANDY - Gladys Lewis WOODHOUSE, 85, of Grandy, N.C., died Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. WOODHOUSE was born Jan. 7, 1921, in Currituck County, Jarvisburg, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Ben LEWIS and Carrie Evans LEWIS. She was a member of Powells Point Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. WOODHOUSE on Jan. 4, 1997; her sisters, Essie SMITH, Lessie CRAIN, Opal LUPTON, Hallie BRICKHOUSE, Doris LEWIS and Bessie Lewis WOODHOUSE; her brothers, Wilbur LEWIS, James LEWIS and Melvin LEWIS. Survivors include her daughter, Carrie W. ALBERTSON and her husband, Melvin, of South Mills, N.C.; a nephew, which was like a son who resided with her for 45 years, Ray LEWIS, of Elizabeth City, N.C.; her grandson, Ray ALBERTSON and his wife, Terry; and her granddaughter, Jeneane RAPER and her husband, Wayne, all of South Mills, N.C.; and a great-granddaughter, Michele ALBERTSON of South Mills, N.C. A funeral service will be held at Twiford's Memorial Chapel at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, with Pastor Carl KRITES officiating. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the funeral home lobby and other times at the home of daughter and son-in-law Carrie W. and Melvin ALBERTSON, 173 Old Swamp Road, South Mills.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, N.C. is assisting the Woodhouse family with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Wednesday, January 3, 2006)

Harold Emory WOODHOUSE

GRANDY Harold Emory WOODHOUSE, 84, of Grandy, died at Sentara Barco on Saturday, January 4. Born in Currituck County, he was a retired produce distributor and a Baptist. He was the son of the late Leonard B. and Lovie Hayman WOODHOUSE and is survived by a daughter, Carrie W. ALBERTSON of South Mills; one brother, James Leroy WOODHOUSE of Barco; 2 grandchildren: Ray ALBERTSON and Jeneane HEWITT; one great-grandchild, Michele ALBERTSON, all of South Mills; and one nephew, Ray L. LEWIS of Grandy. He was formerly married to Gladys Lewis WOODHOUSE of Grandy and was predeceased by a brother, Orville WOODHOUSE. Graveside services will be on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. in New Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. Ed HAWKINS officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, January 7, 1997; pg. 9A)

James Leroy WOODHOUSE

GRANDY James Leroy WOODHOUSE, 89, died Friday, August 4, at Sentara Nursing Home in Barco.  He was born in Grandy, the son of the late Leonard WOODHOUSE and Lovie Hayman WOODHOUSE, and the husband of Bessie Lewis WOODHOUSE of Barco.  Mr. WOODHOUSE was a retired self-employed carpenter.  Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Joyce Woodhouse LEWARK of Harbinger; a step-daughter, Marjorie SPRY of Camden; a step-son, George ETHERIDGE of Powells Point; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Graveside services were held Sunday, August 6 in New Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. Forrest GUTHRIE officiating.  Twiford's Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 8, 2000; pg. 9A)

Lovie Hayman WOODHOUSE

Mrs. Lovie Hayman WOODHOUSE, 75, wife of Leonard Banks WOODHOUSE, died Wednesday in Albemarle Hospital after a long illness. Born at Corolla in Currituck County, she lived at Grandy most of her life. She was a daughter of Henry and Mrs. Frances Tillett HAYMAN and was a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church. Besides her husband, surviving are three sons: Orville WOODHOUSE, Leroy WOODHOUSE, and Harold WOODHOUSE, all of Grandy; a sister, Mrs. Alice BROTHERS of Wanchese; a brother, Joe HAYMAN of Coinjock; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. [Rest of obit cut off.] (The Coastland Times – January 31, 1964)

Mary Elizabeth Warden WOODHOUSE

PATTERSON, N.J. - Mary Elizabeth "Snook" WOODHOUSE, 85, of the 700 block of E. 22nd St., died Nov. 6, 2003, in Norfolk. A native of Barco, N.C., she was the widow of Jerry WOODHOUSE. She is survived by a daughter, Lorraine WOODHOUSE-SIMONS of Patterson, N.J.; stepdaughter, Betty Jean WOODHOUSE of Norfolk; son, Gerald WOODHOUSE of Patterson; stepsons, Richard WOODHOUSE of Chesapeake and Jerry WOODHOUSE, JR. of Maryland; sisters, Katherine MOORE of New York City, Katie WARE of Barco, N.C. ., Rosemary MANNING of Norfolk, Marjorie PARHAM of Norfolk and Flossie SMITH of Philadelphia, Pa.; grandchildren, Shantrea SOUTHERLAND of Patterson and Andrea STUBBS of Macon, Ga.; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Odarris WOODHOUSE; a son, Joseph WOODHOUSE; her parents, Lillie Mae and Ambrose WARDEN; and a brother, Hillary WARDEN. A funeral will be held at noon Tuesday in the Center Chapel Methodist Church, Barco, N.C. Burial will be in the McClease Family Cemetery, Barco. The family will depart from the residence of Mrs. MANNING at 10 a.m. enroute to the church. E.A. Hughes Funeral Home is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, November 9, 2003)

Ola Aydlett WOODHOUSE

Ola Aydlett WOODHOUSE, 77, died Aug. 7, 1990, in Norfolk.  Mrs. WOODHOUSE was a native of Currituck County. She was a member of United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was the widow of O.L. WOODHOUSE.  Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis POYNER and Rebecca HOWARD, and a son, O. Larry WOODHOUSE, all of Grandy; and two grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, by the Rev. Emmit McCALL and the Rev. Jim CLARK.  Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Elizabeth City.  (The Virginian-Pilot – August 9, 1990; pg. D2)

Sarah D. WOODHOUSE

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah D. WOODHOUSE, 73, who died at her home at Poplar Branch Saturday afternoon at 4:20 o'clock, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Ebenezer Methodist Church at 4 o'clock with the Rev. M.E. COTTON, pastor, officiating.  Mrs. WOODHOUSE, widow of D. Wilson WOODHOUSE, was a native and lifelong resident of Currituck County and was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist Church at Aydlett.  Surviving are a son, Wilbur Bradley WOODHOUSE of Poplar Branch; three grandchildren of Poplar Branch and one niece, Mrs. Russell GRIGGS of Coinjock.  She was a sister-in-law of Capt. Jim WOODHOUSE of Manteo.  Burial was in the family plot at Poplar Branch.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 29, 1943; pg. 1)

Birdy White WOODLEY

SHAWBORO - Mrs. Birdy White WOODLEY, 77, of Shawboro, died at Chesapeake General Hospital in Chesapeake, Va. on Monday, August 23, 2004.  A funeral service will be held at New Sawyer's Creek Missionary Baptist Church Saturday at noon with the Rev. Keith SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in Mercer Family Cemetery.A visitation will be at Walson Funeral Home Friday from 5-9.  The family will receive friends at the residence of her son, Clifton WOODLEY in Moyock.  Walson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. WOODLEY was the widow of William H. WOODLEY and the daughter of the late Clifton R. and Lucille Brooks WHITE.  Survivors include a daughter, Henretta CARTWRIGHT of Camden; three sons: Clifton, William E. and Frank WOODLEY, all of Moyock; four sisters: Gracie EVANS of Milford, Delaware, Cliffie FEREBEE and Catherine HARRIS, both of Moyock, and Mary CARTWRIGHT of Hampton, Va.; five brothers: Dock L. WHITE of Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY, Morris WHITE and Paul WHITE, both of Chesapeake, Va., Harvey WHITE of Suffolk, Va. and Buxton WHITE of Moyock; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  (The Daily Advance - Friday, August 27, 2004)

Shirley B. WOODLEY

Mrs. Shirley B. WOODLEY, of 1925 Caratoke Highway, Moyock, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Albemarle Hospital. Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, May 20, at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Shawboro, at 2 p.m. Viewing will be held at the funeral home Saturday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. The family will receive friends at her residence. Mrs. WOODLEY leaves to cherish her memories: husband, William WOODLEY of the residence; two daughters, Sharonda WOODLEY of Moyock and Natalie JONES (Ralph Jr.) of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Annie WHIDBEE of Elizabeth City and Mary Louis COWELL of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rivers Community Funeral Home is expressing sympathy through sincere service to the Woodley family.  (The Daily Advance - May 17, 2012)

Glenda Marie Clark WOOLFREY

GRANDY - Glenda Marie Clark WOOLFREY, 56, died September 5, 2005 at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Mrs. WOOLFREY was born in Fredericksburg, VA and was an office manager for the Colony IV Hotel.  She was a member of the Triangle Baptist Church in Triangle, VA. Mrs. WOOLFREY was the daughter of the late Glenn Walter CLARK and Bessie Rodgers CLARK. She is survived by two sons; T.J. WOOLFREY and Glenn WOOLFREY, both of Nags Head; three sisters, Peggy CROPP of Nags Head, Louise DYE of Hartwood, VA and Lucille MUSSELMAN of Fredericksburg, VA; two brothers; William SMITH of Rochester, NY and Robert SMITH of Springfield, VA and many other relatives.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 8, 2005; pg. 14A)

David Lee WOOSLEY

MOYOCK David Lee WOOSLEY, 50, died April 27 in Norfolk, Va. He was a native of Beckley, W. Va. and was employed with Norshipco and was a member of International Brotherhood of Boiler Makers. He was a Navy veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife Ann Byrum WOOSLEY; his mother, Arietta WOOSLEY of Interlachen, Fla.; three sisters: Lora ATKINS of Gainesville, Fla., Linda WOODWARD of Hollister, Fla. and Sandra WATERS of Suffolk; and four brothers: Terry WOOSLEY of South Mills, Tommy WOOSLEY of Corapeake, the Rev. Ted WOOSLEY of Zuni and Don WOOSLEY of Hawthorne, Fla. Funeral services were held Friday in Twiford Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake by the Rev. S.I. PARSON. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park. (The Coastland Times – Sunday, May 3, 1992)

Myrtle Leotha WORKMAN

KNOTTS ISLAND Myrtle Leotha WORKMAN, 74, died Sunday, September 7, 1986 in a hospital. A native of Carter County, Kentucky, she was the widow of Theodore J. WORKMAN. She was a member of the Assembly of God in Chesapeake. Survivors include three daughters: Leotha WORKMAN and Glena WALKER of Charleston, West Virginia and Drema LAKE of Dayton, Ohio; two sons: Holbert and Larry WORKMAN of Chesapeake; two sisters: Hazel BLAKEWAY of Knotts Island and Charlotte COOPER of Charleston, West Virginia; two brothers: Lee FRALEY of Norfolk and Kenneth FRALEY of Logan, West Virginia; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 1986 in Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, West Virginia. Burial will be in Charleston, WV. Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake provided information. (The Virginian Pilot – Tuesday, September 9, 1986)

Anita Carol Swain WRIGHT

CHESAPEAKE - Anita Carol Swain WRIGHT, 50, formerly of Currituck County, N.C., died Oct. 7, 2003. A graveside service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Snowden Cemetery, Maple, N.C. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, October 9, 2003)

Charlie Austin WRIGHT

Charlie Austin WRIGHT, 68, retired farmer and produce dealer of Jarvisburg, died Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after a long illness. Born in Beaufort County, he lived in Jarvisburg 68 years. He was a son of Benjamin F. and Mrs. Caroline Snow WRIGHT, and the husband of Mrs. Mattie Newbold WRIGHT. He was a member of Hebron Methodist Church and Ruritan Club. Besides his widow, surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Caroline WRIGHT, and a son, Dr. Charlie Newbold WRIGHT. Both of Jarvisburg; three sisters: Mrs. Sarah SYMONS and Mrs. Lessie HARRISON of Jarvisburg and Mrs. Pauline MORGAN of Edenton; and a granddaughter, Miss Paula Kathleen WRIGHT of Jarvisburg. A funeral service was conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Hebron Methodist Church by the Rev. Gordon ALLEN, pastor, and the Rev. T.L. LEWIS of Poplar Branch Baptist Church. Burial was in Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery. (The Coastland Times – January 4, 1963)

Debbie WRIGHT

Debbie WRIGHT, 47, of 110 Faris Drive, Grandy, NC, died Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Outer Banks Hospital. She was born in Virginia Beach, VA, to the late Chester ROGERS and Barbara ROGERS.  Mrs. WRIGHT is survived by her husband, Ed WRIGHT of Grandy, NC; a daughter, Kelly WALNOHA and husband Jeff of TN; a son, Joey JONES of CO; and a grandson, Nate SHAVER.  A funeral service will be held Friday, August 14, 2009 at 2:00 pm in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. F. Joe GRIFFITH officiating. Following the service the family will receive friends at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Wright family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Deborah Cason WRIGHT

KNOTTS ISLAND - Deborah (Debbie) Cason WRIGHT, 54, went home to be with her heavenly father, Monday, May 31, 2010.  Mrs. WRIGHT was born in Virginia Beach, Feb. 18, 1956. She was the daughter of Jeanette White CASON and the late Wilbur (Bug) W. CASON. Mrs. WRIGHT is survived by two children, Mr. Dennis R. WRIGHT, JR. and Miss Ashley WRIGHT.  Besides her children she is survived by her two sisters, Wanda BORG (Steve) and Anita SMITH (Brian); several nieces, nephews; and many more loved ones and friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Knotts Island Baptist Church with Pastor Scott MANNS, SR. officiating. Burial will follow at Knotts Island Cemetery. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Twiford Chapel, 929 Battlefield Blvd., South, Chesapeake, Va. is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Thursday, June 3, 2010)

Inez Morrisette WRIGHT

JARVISBURG - Inez Morrisette WRIGHT, age 76, of Jarvisburg, NC, died December 28, 2005, in Sentara Nursing Home. She was born in Norfolk, VA, daughter of the late William and Inez MORRISETTE, and was raised and loved by Henry and Sally GARRENTON. She was a loving and devoted wife of over 60 years of Sidney WRIGHT, SR., of the residence. She was a member of Jarvisburg Church of Christ.  Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Diane HAMILTON and her husband Patrick of Kill Devil Hills, NC; one son, Sidney "Sid" WRIGHT, JR. and his wife Kym also of Kill Devil Hills, NC; one sister Barbara ROGERS of Maryland; four brothers, Calvin MORRISETTE and Angelo PENELLO both of Norfolk, VA, Ray MORRISETTE of Williamsburg, VA, and Anthony PENELLO of Chesapeake, VA; seven grandchildren, Steve and Bryan WRIGHT, Mark GIBBS, January BOWLES, Candie HOLLAND, Jacklyn SPENCE, and Sabrina HAMILTON; eight great grandchildren; and a loving friend, Joan WEST.  A graveside service will be Saturday, December 31, 2005, at 2:00 PM in the Owens Family Cemetery, Harbinger, NC, with the Rev. David COXSON officiating. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, December 31, 2005)

John R. WRIGHT

JARVISBURG John R. WRIGHT, 74, of Deep Creek Farm in Jarvisburg, died February 5 in Albemarle Hospital. A native of Currituck County, he was the son of the late John R. and Elma Gregory WRIGHT and was the husband of Mabel Worley WRIGHT of the home. He was a farmer and the manager of Dews Island Hunt Club. He was a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church, the Currituck Masonic Lodge #463 AF&AM, New Bern Shrine Temple and a former chairman of the Currituck County Democratic Party. Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Sally WEINRICH of Columbia, S.C.; two sons: Thomas C. WRIGHT and Jerry W. WRIGHT, both of Jarvisburg; two sisters: Evelyn HERNANDEZ of Norfolk, Va. and Grave Virginia GRIGGS of Point Harbor; three grandchildren: John WRIGHT and Daniel WRIGHT of Jarvisburg and Angela WRIGHT of Appomattox, Va. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 7 at Powells Point Christian Church with the Rev. Jim CLARK officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, February 9, 1993; pg. 8A)

Kirby McLean WRIGHT

Kirby McLean WRIGHT, 80, of Coinjock, N.C., died in the Albemarle Hospital, Monday, Aug. 21, 2006. He was the son of the late Parks and Ruby Gallop WRIGHT, and was the husband of Louise Murden Melson WRIGHT. Mr. WRIGHT was a Methodist and Merchant Seaman. Other than his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Beverly Ann DYE of Ahoskie, N.C., and Dora PACANA of Juneau, Alaska; one son, Milton Henry MELSON of Colerain, N.C.; two sisters, Helen BICKETT of South Dakota and Ruby Marie ONEY of Texas; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at 4 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles WELLONS officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives in the lobby of the funeral home following the ceremony.  Twiford's Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is assisting the Wright Family.  (The Daily Advance - Wednesday, August 23, 2006)

Linda Carter WRIGHT

AYDLETT - Linda C. WRIGHT, 69, of 169 Scaff Lane, Aydlett, N.C., died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, in Hampton, Va. Mrs. WRIGHT was born in Savoy, Texas, the daughter of Gertrude Crump FORD of Dennison, Texas, and the late Lee CARTER. She was the wife of the late Ray Anderson WRIGHT, SR. She was formerly employed at Nancy's Deli and the Currituck County Library. Surviving Mrs. WRIGHT, other than her mother, are three daughters, Audra Marie WRIGHT of Raleigh, Laura Sue BRAY and husband, Chris, of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Janet M. CAROON of Greenville, N.C.; two sons, Ray Anderson WRIGHT, JR. and wife, Kiersten, of Suffolk, Va. and Brian Wayne WRIGHT of Rolesville, N.C.; one sister, Vicki HOLT and husband, James; and one brother, Jack CARTER and wife, Mary, all of Dennison, Texas; five grandchildren, Valerie, Shane, Tabitha PAGE and husband, Brandon and son, Carson, Tiffany HAYNES and husband, Zack, and son, Kayden and Jenny BRAY; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside Celebration of Mrs. WRIGHT's life will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Ruby Munden Wright Family Cemetery in Aydlett, N.C., with Rev. Clay MANOS officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel, 516 Virginia Road, Edenton, N.C., on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The family will be at the WRIGHT residence at other times. Evans Funerals and Cremations of Edenton is serving the Wright family.  (The Daily Advance – Friday, August 8, 2008)

Mabel Worley WRIGHT

JARVISBURG - Mabel Worley WRIGHT, 83, of Deep Creek Farm, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Barco Sentara Nursing Home.  Born in Columbus County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Boyd French and Minta Hammonds WORLEY and was the widow of John R. WRIGHT, JR. She was a teacher at Poplar Branch High School, a graduate of East Carolina Teachers College, a member and former president of the Currituck Historical Society, and a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church..  Mrs. WRIGHT is survived by two sons, Jerry Worley WRIGHT and wife Nancy, and Thomas C. WRIGHT and wife Candace, all of Jarvisburg; one niece, Sally Sayre WEINRICH of Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Lula Grace SAYRE of Raleigh, N.C.; three grandchildren, Angela Wright OLMSTEAD, John Thomas WRIGHT and Daniel WRIGHT; and one great-granddaughter, Samantha Morgan OLMSTEAD. She was preceded in death by one son, John R. WRIGHT, III.  A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Poplar Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Herbert Hemmingway and the Rev. Tom OLIVER officiating. Burial will follow at the Powell's Point Christian Church Cemetery. The family will be at the residence of Thomas and Candace Wright, Deep Creek Farm, Jarvisburg.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot – July 30, 2001; pg. B6)

Mark Gregory WRIGHT

IN JARVISBURG Mark Gregory "Snookie" WRIGHT, 54, of Jarvisburg, died at 10:05 a.m. Friday in the Albemarle Hospital following a short illness.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Poplar Branch Baptist Church by the Rev. Jim CLARK, pastor.  Burial will follow in the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery with Masonic rites at the grave.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  Mr. WRIGHT was a native and life-long resident of Jarvisburg, a prominent farmer in Currituck County and a member and former deacon of the Poplar Branch Baptist Church.  He was a member of the Currituck Masonic Lodge #463 AF&AM, the New Bern Scottish Rite Bodies Consistory #3, the Sudan Temple in New Bern and the Shrine Club in Elizabeth City.  He served on the Governor's Advisory Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Seafood Industry, Chariman of the Advisory Board of Peoples Bank & Trust Co. and chairman of the Currituck County A.S.C.  He was the son of Mrs. Elma Gregory WRIGHT of Jarvisburg and the late John R. WRIGHT, SR.  He was the husband of Mrs. Shirley Daniels WRIGHT of the home.  Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters: Miss JoAnn WRIGHT of Norfolk, Va. and Miss Donna WRIGHT of Meredith College in Raleigh; two sisters: Mrs. Thomas J. (Evelyn) HERNANDEZ of Norfolk and Mrs, Edward W. (Grace) GRIGGS of Point Harbor; one brother, John R. WRIGHT, JR. of Jarvisburg; and two nieces and three nephews.  (The Southern Post - October 27, 1982; pg. 8)

Pauline Coleman WRIGHT

SOUTHERN SHORES - Pauline Coleman WRIGHT, 93, born in Renova, Pa on July 14, 1918, died at her home in Southern Shores on September 3, 2011. She was predeceased by her mother, Mrs. Pauline B. STEEL of Philadelphia, PA, her father, Harry COLEMAN, and her step-father, Dr. William A. STEEL, also of Philadelphia, PA. Her husband, Dr. Charles N. WRIGHT of Jarvisburg, died Oct. 1, 1989.  Mrs. WRIGHT was an active participant in her husband’s medical practice in Jarvisburg, going on calls with him, answering phones at his Southern Shores practice, ministering to people who had lost loved ones to the sea, and running the kitchen for the Wright Emergency Clinic and Maternity Hospital. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Temple University and was a trained Dietician.  She was active in the communities of Jarvisburg and Southern Shores. Her mission was to make everyone smile and her life affirming attitude could brighten a room. She was a Life Member of the Eastern Star and was honored by the Duck Woods Country Club Women’s Club for her leadership.  Mrs. WRIGHT is survived by her daughter, Paula Wright LIPMAN, and her husband Barry of Jarvisburg, NC, her beloved sheltie, Draco, her sister in law, Caroline WRIGHT, and many first cousins and their families. Many thanks to her devoted caregivers, Sue REHL, Judy WISHART, Linda HOPKINS, and Maggie SANDERS.  A Graveside Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at the Powell’s Point Christian Church Cemetery in Harbinger, NC with Rev. Tom WILSON officiating. Interment of Cremated Remains will immediately follow the service.  Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ray Anderson WRIGHT

AYDLETT - Ray Anderson WRIGHT, 76, died Oct. 2, 2005, at his residence in the 100 block of Scaff Lane. He is survived by his wife, Linda Carter WRIGHT. Mr. WRIGHT was born in Currituck County, the son of Ruby MUNDEN and Parks WRIGHT. He is also survived by his three daughters, Audra Marie WRIGHT of Raleigh, Laura Sue BRAY and husband Chris of Elizabeth City and Janet M. CAROON of Grandy, N.C.; his two sons, Ray Anderson WRIGHT, JR. of Edenton and Brian Wayne WRIGHT of Rolesville, N.C.; two sisters, Ruby Wright ONLEY of League, Texas, Helen Wright BRICKETT of Oldham, S.D.; and one brother, Kirby WRIGHT and wife Louise of Coinjock, N.C. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Valerie, Shane, Tabitha, Tiffany and Jenny; and four great-grandchildren. There will be a celebration of Mr. WRIGHT’s life at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funerals and Cremations Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. The burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ruby Munden Wright Family Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, October 4, 2005)

Ruth Twiddy WRIGHT

CURRITUCK Ruth Twiddy WRIGHT, 77, died Nov. 11 in a Currituck nursing home. A retired cotton mill spinner, Mrs. WRIGHT was the daughter of the late Robert and Bessie Ashley TWIDDY and the widow of A.W. "Wash" WRIGHT. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Edenton. Survivors include two daughters: Joan CLARK and Dolly PATE, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons: Alfred WRIGHT, JR. of Currituck and Kenneth A. WRIGHT of Roanoke Rapids; two sisters: Emma WHITEMAN and Marie ALEXANDER, both of Edenton; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Evans Funeral Home Chapel in Edenton with the Rev. Tom HALL officiating. Burial will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, November 13, 1997; pg. 10A)

Thelma Kaufman WRIGHT

POINT HARBOR Thelma Kaufman WRIGHT, 81, of Point Harbor, died at her residence on Sunday, April 14. She was a homemaker. Born in Louisville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Louis Jacob and Mary Ring KAUFMAN and the widow of Miles Wesley WRIGHT, SR. She is survived by three sons: Marshall WRIGHT of Point Harbor, Miles Wesley WRIGHT, JR. and Louis James WRIGHT, both of Richmond, Va.; one brother, Tilman Neal KAUFMAN of Florida; and 2 grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times – Thursday, April 18, 1996; pg. 6A)


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