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Abstracts from The Southern Post  (Coinjock, NC)
Contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard

December 9, 1981; pg. 10
    OVERTON FAMILY IN REUNION Descendants of the late James Hardy OVERTON, SR., lifelong resident of Coinjock until his death at age 93 in 1965, gathered for a luncheon meeting in the educational building of the Sharon United Methodist Church in Poplar Branch on Saturday, November 28, 1981.  The luncheon was prepared and sponsored by the children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Mark DOXEY of Aydlett.  Mrs. DOXEY is the former Edna F. OVERTON, daughter of Hardy OVERTON, and along with Mrs. Viola Overton MIDGETT, who lives with her daughter, Mrs. L.M. SAUNDERS on Church's Island, are the two members of the immediate OVERTON family still living in Currituck County.  Hardy OVERTON, who married Zetta O'NEAL of Coinjock, had five children.  In addition to Mrs. DOXEY and Mrs. MIDGETT, the other children are: Mrs. Anis O. SLADE of Virginia Beach, Va., Junius F. OVERTON of Norfolk, Va. and James H. OVERTON, JR. of Burlington, N.C.  The family fathered around a festive board the room was decorated with Thanksgiving appointments, including several cacti grown by Mrs. DOXEY.  Mr. & Mrs. Jackie COOPER and children of Elizabeth City, Mr. & Mrs. Howard JONES and children of Aydlett, and Mr. & Mrs. James DOXEY of Aydlett hosted the luncheon.  Turkey, ham, wild goose, vegetables of several varieties, salads, several kinds of cakes (including fruit cake and favorites of the family) were served to the group of about 85 of the OVERTON descendants. Following the luncheon, the families of five OVERTON brothers and sisters were grouped together for photographs that will be preserved for future reference.  In addition, it was reported that a history of the family is being prepared by Mrs. MIDGETT and her daughter, Mrs. Elmer R. WOODARD, JR. (from South Mills, N.C.) and a genealogical "family tree" or chart by cooperating members of the family.  Upon adjournment it was mentioned that the next meeting of the group would take place in May or June 1983.

December 30, 1981; pg. 3
   
W.R. AINSLEY SHOT TO DEATH - Currituck and Dare County police and State Bureau of Investigation agents this week were trying to find the missing details in the mystery murder of Wilbert Rogers AINSLEY, 28, of Grandy, who was shot to death on a Wanchese road Christmas day.  AINSLEY was killed by a shotgun blast "approximately 100-yards up Baumtown Road in Wanchese and about 30-feet off the highway", according to Dare County Deputy Arnold SIMMONS, who was the first police officer to reach the scene shortly after 9:00 on Christmas morning.  The Southern Post learned that AINSLEY and several friends had attended a party in Wanchese during the late hours of Christmas Eve.  AINSLEY, police said, returned  to Wanchese from a successful fishing trip a few days before the Wanchese party.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Outlaw AINSLEY; a daughter, Holli Ann AINSLEY; and a son, Jessie Allen AINSLEY, all of Grandy.  He was the son of Mrs. Sallie Edwards AINSLEY of Elizabeth City and the late Gillard R. AINSLEY.  He also leaves six sisters: Mrs. Ruth HORACE of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Juanita JOHNSON of Cherry Point, Mrs. Dora SFETSOS of Williamston, Mrs. Barbara SMITH of Columbia and Mrs. Audrey CAHOON of Gum Neck.  Funeral services for AINSLEY were held Monday at the graveside in the Outlaw family cemetery on Fisher Landing Road in Jarvisburg.  rev. James STEMPLE, pastor of the Poplar Branch Assembly of God Church, officiated.

December 30, 1981; pg. 3
   
KILLED IN WRECK - The bright prospects of an 18-year old Currituck youth, a first-year cadet at the Air Force Academy, ended Saturday night in the screech of a fatal two-car collision in Dare County that seriously injured the young man's parents.  Killed in the Baum Bridge crash was Charles Stanley "Buddy" REBER of Walnut Island, who was Currituck County's Teenager of the Year in 1980.  REBER's almost instant death in the strange and violent accident shocked the county where he was widely know and popular.  Young REBER was riding in the rear seat of the family automobile which was being driven by his mother, Carolyn Russell REBER, 38.  His father, Charles Stanley REBER, SR., 39 was in the front passenger seat and Buddy REBER was making holiday talk with his parents from the rear seat of the vehicle.  The REBER's were driving east toward the beach and were on the Washington Baum Bridge, a tight two-lane road, about a third of a mile from the Nags Head city limits on the Outer Banks side of Roanoke Sound which the bridge traverses.  At 11:35 a car smashed into the right side of the REBER vehicle, a little behind the front seat area.  It was exactly the right point of impact to instantly kill Buddy REBER, that young man with shining promise.  REBER's parents were badly hurt.  Both were given emergency treatment at the Outer Banks Medical Center and later taken to Albemarle Hospital where physicians reported Tuesday they were unable to say when the mother and father would be released.  At Currituck High School REBER was a member of the wrestling team and a half dozen other organizations.  He went straight to the Air Force Academy as a plebe.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth M. RUSSELL of Elizabeth City and paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Edward H. REBER of Old Nags Head.  The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis TWIFORD in Elizabeth City.

January 13, 1982; pg. 1
   
Two Currituck teenagers, freed from class by the frigid weather that shut down Currituck High School, drowned late Tuesday when they fell through the ice on Deep Fork Creek just north of Sligo.  In a somber woodland setting, the bodies of Wayne Robert DONAHUE, 16, and Anthony Kevin CLINGER, 15, were recovered by Coast Guard divers just as the winter sun sank out of sight.  Way and Anthony fell through the ice in the middle of the creek Monday at about 1 p.m. while trying to rescue Dawn CLINGER, Anthony's sister, who have fallen through the ice behind the boys after warning them to get off the frozen surface of the creek.  Tammy DONAHUE, 14, Wayne's sister, managed to rescue Dawn with a scarf but the boys disappeared beneath the ice.  While Tammy ran to her parent's house, Dawn rushed to the residence of Easter Mae DOZIER of Moyock, where the Moyock and Crawford fire and rescue squads were summoned.  DONAHUE and CLINGER were transported by Navy helicopter to Albemarle Hospital where they were pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m.  Currituck Deputy Sheriff Larry WILSON said the parents of the youths had recently warned them against "ice skating" on the creek.  The deputy also said that the mother of Tammy and Wayne was in Chesapeake General Hospital Tuesday where she was scheduled for surgery.

January 13, 1982
   
REMEMBRANCES OF TIMES PAST -
Nostalgia or remembrance of times past--in Currituck it has a deeper meaning.  Emmerson SEARS, 97 years old, has seen more change in his life than imaginable.  He remembers this busy road 158 as being nothing more than a rough dirt path with only horsedrawn carts along the way.  They were simple times but the best of times.  "If you were real good help you might make 15 cents a day.  That is working from sun up to sun down", he said with such intensity that a person could relive it in his mind.  Since his birth in 1885, Mr. SEARS has seen the first plane take off--to the first man on the moon.  He is a legend in his own time.  One big change in Currituck he elaborated on involved the seasons.  He told The Southern Post  he remembers four distinctive seasons, ranging from cool falls and cold winters to warm springs and hot summers.  Different crops were raised because of this, such as cotton and some tobacco.  Woodrow WHITSON, 65, a bit younger than Mr. SEARS, remembers his Currituck of yester year.  Mr. WHITSON was a farm in earlier days and a hunter all his life.  He ran a small Lodge on Churches Island for 19 years and remembers the Currituck Sound flourishing with fish and waterfowl.  "It was easy to get your limit every time you went out", he said, "because there were multitudes of duck and geese.  Currituck County was basically a quiet community.  One family--we all shared gardens and our catch of the day.  It was nothing to help a neighbor take in his entire crop if he was sick."  Our old buildings, not yet destroyed by time, are a constant reminder of Currituck's past.  Their simple charm and beauty adds contrast to Currituck's new and more modern landscape and serve as counter point to the splendid recollections of Mr. SEARS and Mr. WHITSON.  [Photos of Mr. Sears and Mr. Whitson accompanied this article but were too dark to scan.]

January 27, 1982

February 3, 1982

February 3, 1982; pg. 12
   
NEWLYWEDS -
Melinda Kim FRONIUS of Coinjock was married to Charles HOLDER, III last Saturday.  The bride graduated from Currituck High School and she and her husband will make their home in Williamsburg, Va.  Both are stationed in the Army at Ft. Eustis.  The newlyweds hope to make their home in Currituck when they finish tours of duty in the Army.

April 14, 1982; pg. 4
   
AYDLETT -
Bridegroom Jarvis S. "Buddy" HINES, JR., one of Aydlett's more distinguished citizens, was married April 10 to Nancy NAIGLE of Virginia Beach.  The ceremony and a large reception took place at Sea Gate Manor in Virginia Beach and the newlyweds are honeymooning in the South. Buddy is a master rigger at the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

May 5, 1982; pg. 9
   
ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED -
Mr. and Mrs. John W. FORBES, JR. of Currituck, N.C. announced the engagement of their daughter, Angela Darlene FORBES to W. Christopher AYDLETT, JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Christopher AYDLETT, SR. of Grandy.  The wedding will take place on June 12th at Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Grandy at 2:00.  Friends and relatives are invited to attend.

May 26, 1982; pg. 5
   
NEIGHBORS -
Twenty-eight family members and friends were present May 9th at the Riviera Restaurant dinner in Mrs. Rosa HAMPTON's honor on her 90th birthday.  Besides the guest of honor, present were the following - Mrs. HAMPTON's children: Henry HAMPTON of Kill Devil Hills, Edna NEVERDOUSKY of Elizabeth City, H. HAMPTON, JR. of Coinjock and Kathleen and husband L.W. McDOWELL of Powells Point.  Grandchildren present were - Dot JONES and husband Jim and children Judy and Jason, Carol KEATON and husband Graham and children Nancy and Cathy and Joe BROTHERS, Karen SAWYER and husband Clayman SAWYER and son Jonathan, Kristen NEVERDOUSKY and finance Steve, Herndan "Sonny" PYATT and wife Merreith and children Diane, Jennifer and Ashley.  Guests was Mr. & Mrs. Virgil VanDYKE, Jack CHATMAN and Bertha KEATON.

June 2, 1982; pg. 5
   
NEIGHBORS -
Gary TRANQUILLO and Rita ROSS of Grandy were married Sunday at the Mount Zion Methodist Church in Grandy.  A reception was held for the young Currituck newlyweds at the Coinjock American Legion Post.  Rita's parents are Hugh and Betty DAVEY of Memphis and Gary's parents are Mr. & Mrs. Ted TRANQUILLO of Coinjock
pg. 6
    BIRTH - Mr. and Mrs. Abner FARLOW of Currituck announce the birth of a grandson, Jason Lee HALL, May 14 at Albemarle Hospital.  The parents are Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Lee HALL of Elizabeth City.  The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John K. HALL of Elizabeth City.

June 16, 1982; pg. 5
   
NEIGHBORS -
Sheryl Lynn GILDEN, daughter of Maxine and Floyd Ray GILDEN of Grandy and Robert Foster "Boogie" LYTLE, son of Robert and Rose LYTLE of Jarvisburg, were married Monday, June 7, in Elizabeth City.  Both bride and groom graduated from Currituck High on Friday night.  The couple will reside in Jarvisburg.
pg. 10
   
During the middle of a depression far worse than anything we know now, a girl named Elsie Mae BARNARD married a young man named Richard Norice DOWDY on June 12, 1932.  For all young people the future is always bright and Elsie and Richard were convinced that everything would come up roses, hard times or not.  Everything did.  Fifty years of marriage for Mr. and Mrs. DOWDY were celebrated in Powells Point last weekend; a century of love to be remember between them.  You can imagine how much family was involved.  All told Mr. and Mrs. DOWDY had 8 children, 27 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

June 23, 1982; pg. 2
   
DID YOU HAPPEN TO SEE VIOLA OVERTON MIDGETT?


A distinguished resident of Church's Island recently received greetings from President Reagan on her 81st birthday.  Viola Overton MIDGETT, who celebrated her birthday on June 15, received a card from the president and Mrs. Reagan on June 10.  "I've never been so surprised," Mrs. MIDGETT said in the living room of her home.  Mrs. MIDGETT has lost none of her zest for life despite being blind for 32 years because of diabetes.  She does her own housekeeping and cooking, teaches the ladies Sunday School Class at Coinjock Baptist Church and sings in the church choir.  "I'm just trying to use the talent God gave me."  Her late husband, Hardy, [This is an error. Mrs. MIDGETT's husband was Lucien Waddell MIDGETT--her father was Hardy OVERTON.]  retired as Coinjock bridgetender in 1939.  The family includes three daughters and a son.  One of the daughters, Anita Midgett SAUNDERS, lives next door; the other children are Thetis Midgett STORY of Santa Maria, California, Zetta Midgett WOODARD of South Mills and John S. MIDGETT of Stone Mountain, Ga.  Her sister, Mrs. Edna DOXEY, lives in Aydlett.  Mrs. MIDGETT was reared in Currituck and moved to the island in 1968.  She has 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  [A photo of Mrs. Midgett accompanied this article but was too dark to scan, however, there was a photo of her in the Oct. 7, 1980 issue of The Coastland Times which I am including here.]  NOTE: Viola Virginia Overton MIDGETT died in Santa Barbara, California October 18, 1993.
pg. 4
  
BIRTH -
Richard and Joyce A. SAUNDERS of Moyock announce the birth of their first child, a son named Richard Elvin SAUNDERS, JR., born June 1 at Albemarle Hospital.  Maternal grandparents are Mrs. Nellie BAILEY of Moyock and Wiley BAILEY of Camden.  Paternal grandparent is Mary E. SAUNDERS.

June 30, 1982; pg. 5
   
NEIGHBORS -
Mr. and Mrs. Carl MEADS, SR. of Shawboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Lynn MEADS, to John Edward DENNIS, son of Mrs. Lorraine WIGLEY of Poplar Branch and Charles DENNIS of Newcomerstown, Ohio.  The bride-elect is a graduate of J.P, Knapp High School and is employed with Patrick & Forbes Grain Co., Inc. The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of J.P. Knapp High School and is a fishing guide.  The wedding is planned for July 25 at Providence Baptist Church at 3 p.m.

July 7, 1982; pg. 4
   
NEIGHBORS - Mr. and Mrs. William Riley BEASLEY, JR. of Coinjock announce the engagement of their daughter Teresa Cheryl BROOKS to Eric Nash SMITH, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daphne Parker SMITH and the late Robbie SMITH of Raleigh.  The bride-elect graduated from Currituck High School in 1980 and attended College of the Albemarle.  She is employed with The Ormond Shop in Raleigh.  The prospective bridegroom graduated from Millbrook High School in 1979 and from Lenoir Community College this year.  He is employed with Brentwood and Zacks in Raleigh.  The wedding is set for Aug 29 at Coinjock Baptist Church at 2 p.m.

July 14, 1982; pg. 5
   
NEIGHBORS - Angela D. FORBES and the Rev. W. Chris AYDLETT, JR. were married June 12 at Mt. Zion Church by the Rev. Gordon T. HANFORD.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John W. FORBES, JR. of Currituck.  The bridegroom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur C. AYDLETT, SR. of Grandy.  Matron of honor was Debbie ANDERSON, sister of the bride.  Bridesmaids were Janice and Renee AYDLETT, sisters of the bridegroom.  Best man was Wilbur Charles AYDLETT, father of the groom.  Ushers were John W. FORBES, III, brother of the bride and Jimmy AYDLETT, brother of the groom.  The couple will live in Wilmington where he is pastor of the Epworth United Methodist Church.
    NEIGHBORS - Thelma J. BAKER of Poplar Branch was married to F. Rolan BARRETT at Cumberland, Va. on Saturday, July 10 at 2 p.m.  Mrs. Pinnell (Nell) GRIGGS of Poplar Branch was matron of honor and George CROWDER of Farmville, Va. was best man.  Currituckers attended the wedding were: Mr. & Mrs. Charles ANGUS, Mrs. Evelyn BARRETT, Mr. & Mrs. BLOODGOOD, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin AYDLETT, Mr. & Mrs. Larry WALTERS, Mr. & Mrs. Pinnell GRIGGS, and Mr. & Mrs. W.C. CORBELL.
    NEIGHBORS - Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Thue SNOWDEN, SR. of Maple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on July 5th at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Mike JONES.  The couple have three children: Linda Snowden JONES of Elizabeth City, Thue SNOWDEN and Carrie Lou SNOWDEN of the home.  A reception was given by their children with 35 members of their family attending.  The couple have one granddaughter, Brandi Snowden JONES.  Mr. SNOWDEN has been employed at Norfolk Ford Assembly Plant for the past 29 years.

July 21, 1982; pg. 2

August 4, 1982; pg. 16
   
LEGAL -
Having qualified as executrix of the estate of David Oscar SOUTH of Currituck County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said David Oscar SOUTH to present them to the undersigned on or before 31 January 1983.  All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment.  This 15 day of July 1982.   /s/Celestial E. SOUTH of Knotts Island, N.C.
    LEGAL - Having qualified as administrator of the estate of Geraldine Y. Garrett JERNIGAN of Currituck County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said Geraldine Y. Garrett JERNIGAN to present them to the undersigned on or before 31 January 1983.  All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment.  This 27 day of July 1982.   /s/Charles Edward YOUNTS, JR.
    LEGAL -
Having qualified as executor of the estate of Donnie Ebon BOWE of Currituck County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said Donnie Ebon BOWE to present them to the undersigned on or before 30 January 1983.  All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment.  This 19 day of July 1982.   /s/Harrison B. BOWE, JR. of Harbinger, N.C.
    LEGAL - Having qualified as executrix of the estate of Evelyn L. GRIFFIN of Currituck County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said Evelyn L. GRIFFIN to present them to the undersigned on or before 31 December 1982.  All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment.  This 16 day of June 1982.   /s/Lucian GRIFFIN, JR. of Powells Point, N.C.

August 11, 1982; pg. 4
   
NEIGHBORS -
Kathy Arlene SAWYER and Michael Ray MILLER were married Saturday, July 31, at 2 p.m. in Powells Point Baptist Church by Rev. Russell CARLTON, pastor of Moyock Baptist Church.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Milburn E. SAWYER of Powells Point and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Eldon L. MILLER, JR. of Moyock.  After a wedding trip to Williamsburg and Missouri, the couple will live in Elon College, N.C. where the bridegroom will be attending Elon College.  The bride will be employed at Memorial Hospital in Burlington, N.C. as a staff nurse.  [Lengthy article with photo of the bride included]  (The Southern Post - August 11, 1982; pg. 4)

August 18, 1982; pg. 10
   
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT -
Mr. & Mrs. Ronny HARRIS of Grandy would like to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Shelton Dean on August 3.  He weighed 6 pounds.  Mrs. HARRIS is the former Cindy KUYKENDALL of Poplar Branch.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth KUYKENDALL of Poplar Branch.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Marion HARRIS, SR. of Grandy.
    WAYNE & NANCY WED - Nancy Renee FERRELL and Wayne Penn TWIFORD, JR. were married Saturday at 5 o'clock at Bell's Island, Currituck.  The Rev. Charles McKENZIE heard the wedding vows.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. FERRELL, SR. of Moyock.  The bridegroom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Penn TWIFORD of Churches Island.  Ann COOPER of Elizabeth City was maid of honor.  Bridesmaids were Nell WHITEHURST of Raleigh, Lee Ann NEWBERN of Barco, Martha MIDGETT of Rodanthe, cousin of the bride, Mrs. Janet FERRELL of Moyock, sister-in-law of the bride.  The father of the bridegroom was best man.  Ushers were Darrell TWIFORD, brother of the groom, Robert E. FERRELL, JR., cousin of the bride, William E. FERRELL, brother of the bride, and Wilbert W. WHITSON, JR.  After a wedding trip to the western part of the state the couple will live in Moyock.

August 25, 1982; pg. 2
   
MOTHER MURPHY -
An eight-pound 13-ounce baby boy was born August 19 to Mr. & Mrs. Linville ELKIN of Coinjock, at the Naval Hospital in Norfolk.  Mrs. ELKIN is the former Donna MURPHY who is a member of the rescue team at the Coast Guard Station at Coinjock.
pg. 3
    CRASH KILLS COUNTY RESIDENT - Gum Corner -- A Currituck County resident was killed Sunday morning when he lost control of his vehicle while rounding a curve on NC 34.  Lamar William SMITH, 30, of Beechwood Shores, was traveling alone in the northbound land when he lost control of his 1978 Toyota, swerved across the highway to the left shoulder, struck a pedestrian bridge across a 15' wide ditch and plunged into the ditch, said highway patrolman Gerald JOHNSONSMITH's vehicle spun around in the 6' deep ditch before crashing into a culvert, JOHNSON said.  SMITH was thrown from the vehicle and his body was found submerged in about a foot of water.  SMITH, a supervisor for Olin Mills Studios who had recently moved to Currituck from Columbia, S.C., was returning from his wife's Currituck High School reunion when the accident occurred.
pg. 4
   
HOUSTON WEDDING -
Mr. & Mrs. Roterta L. HOUSTON of Gambrills, Md. announce the engagement of their daughter, Toni A. HOUSTON, to Spec. 5 Roy D. SCARBOROUGH, son of Glenda E. SCARBOROUGH of Poplar Branch and Roy R. SCARBOROUGH of Manteo.  The bride-elect is a student at the University of Maryland.  The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Currituck County High School.  The wedding will take place September 4 at Macedonia United Methodist Church at Gambrills.  A reception for the couple will be held by the bridegroom's parents and grandparents on September 6 at Macedonia Church of Christ in Poplar Branch.
pg. 10
   
Gregory PETERS and Nancy GOULD were married August 21 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Spartanburg, S.C.  Greg, a former Aydlett resident, and Nancy are living in Friendswood, Texas.

September 1, 1982; pg. 4
   
ENGAGEMENT -
Mrs. Elsie PARKER of Spot announces the engagement of her daughter Gloria Luray PARKER to John Bernard MARUSKIN, son of Mr. & Mrs. John MARUSKIN of Acmetonia, Penn.  The bride-elect attended Joseph P. Knapp High School and is presently employed at Holiday Inn of Nags Head.  The prospective bridegroom attended Springdale High School and Mont Alto Campus of Pennsylvania State University where he received a BA in Forest Technology.  He served 4 years in the U.S. Coast Guard and is presently employed at Outer Banks Beach Club.  A September 11 wedding is planned at Powells Point Baptist Church with a reception following at Coinjock American Legion Post.
    SNOWDEN & MORGAN - Bonnie SNOWDEN and Lester MORGAN were married August 17th at 2:00 in Pilmoor Methodist Church by Rev. Charles HACKETT.  The bride is the daughter of Esther SNOWDEN of Maple and Mr. & Mrs. Aubrey SNOWDEN of Currituck, N.C.  The bridegroom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Lester MORGAN of Perryville, Arkansas.  Matron of honor and only attendant was Sudie SAUNDERS of Elizabeth City.  Best man was Jim MORGAN, brother of the groom of Little Rock, Arkansas.  Ushers were Leslie NEWBERN, cousin of the bride, of Barco, and David SAWYER of Bells Island.  After a wedding trip to Williamsburg, Va. the couple will reside in Magnolia, Arkansas.
    MARRIED - Constance Darlene BASNIGHT and William Harold ROBERTS were married Aug. 22 in the First Christian Church with the Rev. William M. ROBERTS and the Rev. Charles WELLONS conducting the ceremony.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Talmadge BASNIGHT of Elizabeth City.  The bridegroom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. James ROBERTS of Shawboro.  Mrs. Rhonda HARRISON was matron of honor.  Bridesmaids were Sherrill WILLIAMS and Mrs. Tammy TUCK, cousin of the bride.  James ROBERTS was best man for his brother.  Ushers were William BLANCHARD and Calvin SAMPLE, nephews of the bridegroom.

October 6, 1982; pg. 5
   
LEE, NEWBERN MARRIED -
Sharon Lynn LEE and Danny Ray NEWBERN were married Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. in Perkins United Methodist Church by the Rev. E.H. OVERMAN.  The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Ruth S. LEE of Shawboro and the James L. LEE.  The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas NEWBERN of Jarvisburg.  Wedding music was provided by Katie ROMM.
    ROSA HONORED - Mrs. Rosa HAMPTON was honored recently at the North River Restaurant by the Waterlily Extension Homemakers.  President, Sissy RANDEZZO, presented her with a rose corsage upon arrival.  Mrs. HAMPTON is 90 years old and the oldest charter member of the club.  Margaret EHERHARDT was also presented a corsage as she had been away for some time.  There were sixteen members present and two guests.

October 13, 1982; pg. 4
   
A SURPRISE FOR MRS. WEST -
Mrs. Inez WEST of Moyock was given a surprise birthday reception at fellowship Baptist Church on October 3.  Mrs. WEST was 80 years old and her two daughters, Mrs. Belle ROBINS and Mrs. Birchen GROOMS, hosted the event.  Approximately 90 relatives and friends attended the reception.  Special music and song were presented by Miss Karen GEARREALD, Mrs. Judy ROTHBURN, Mrs. Dora KIGHT and Mr. Emmet ROBINS.
pg. 5
   
NEW ARRIVAL - Samantha Hope SANDERLIN, born October 7th to Sybil and Sam SANDERLIN of Currituck.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Ralph LANE of Coinjock; maternal great-grandmother is Mrs. Janie SIMMONS of Coinjock.  Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Sam SANDERLIN of Shawboro and Mrs. Ida Mae BROOKER of Florida; paternal great-grandmother is Mrs. Gertie SANDERLIN of Shawboro.

October 20, 1982; pg. 5
   
ANNIVERSARY -
A 50th anniversary party in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Charlie BANKS of Currituck will be given by their children on Sunday, October 24 at the Shawboro Community Building from 12:30 p.m. until.  Friends and relatives are invited to attend.

November 10, 1982; pg. 4
   
BIRTH -
Mr. & Mrs. Johnny R. PINNER of Grandy announce the birth of their first child, a son, Kevin Ray PINNER, on October 31 at Albemarle Hospital.  Maternal grandparent is Mrs. Marjorie FREEMAN of Grandy.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. B.L. PINNER of Grandy.
pg. 5
   
ENGAGEMENT -Mrs. Alma S. COOPER of Moyock announces the engagement of her daughter, Kimberly Dawn COOPER, to Pfc. Floyd Eugene BAILEY, son of Mr. & Mrs. Wiley BAILEY, SR. of Moyock.  The bride-elect is a 1981 graduate of Currituck County High School.  The prospective groom is a 1981 graduate of Currituck County High School and serves in the U.S. Army.  The wedding is planned for December 18 at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Ralph POOLE of Weeksville AT 2 P.M.  A reception will be held at the Recreation Center at Universal Orchard Park in Moyock at 4 p.m.  Friends and relatives are invited to attend.

November 24, 1982; pg. 4
   
BIRTH -
Mr. & Mrs. John Melvin NEWBERN of Jarvisburg announce the birth of their first son, John Norris NEWBERN, Nov. 15 at Albemarle Hospital.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Wright GALLOP of Virginia Beach, Va.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. H.D. NEWBERN, JR. of Powells Point.  Mrs. NEWBERN is the former Jane GALLOP of Virginia Beach.
    MARRIAGE - Martha Lewis PAYNE and Michael Dean JOHNSON were married Saturday at noon in Pilmoor Memorial United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Charles HACKETT heard the wedding vows exchanged.  The bride is the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. John Abb PAYNE, III of Currituck.  The bridegroom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Monroe JOHNSON of Raleigh.  The bride was given in marriage by her father.  Mrs. Coley Hodges MONROE of Greenville was the bride's attendant.  Best man for the bridegroom was his father.  Ushers were Richard L. JOHNSON, Andrew V. JOHNSON and Kelly B. JOHNSON of Raleigh, brothers of the groom, and John A. PAYNE, IV of Chapel Hill, brother of the bride.  After a wedding trip to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the couple will live in Elizabeth City.

December 22, 1982; pg. 4
   
BIRTH -
John and Theresa WHEELER of Moyock announce the birth of a son, John Wayne WHEELER, II on November 21.  Maternal grandparents are James R. and Shelby LANGLEY of Maple.  Paternal grandparents are Mike and Mae WHEELER of Moyock.
    ALEXANDER-CAVIN EXCHANGE VOWS - Lorraine S. CAVIN and Alvah W. ALEXANDER, III were married on Sunday, December 5 in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis T. HALL, JR. of Bells Island, Currituck.  Al is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Alvah W. ALEXANDER, JR. and the grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Jennings M. DAVENPORT and Mrs. Lucy ALEXANDER, all of Creswell.  The couple will reside in Creswell.

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

January 12, 1983; pg. 9
   
IN BARCO -
Mrs. Mary Jane Dunbar SIMMONS, 80, died in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.  She was a native of Hyde County and resided in Barco 2 1/2 years but had been a resident of Currituck County 13 years.  She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Elizabeth City and the widow of Lee Graham SIMMONS.  Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in Twiford Memorial Chapel by Rev. Larry DUFFER, pastor.  Burial followed in Westlawn Memorial Park with Twiford Memorial Chapel in charge.  She was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Mrs. Maude Elizabeth Armstrong DUNBAR.  Survivors are two daughters: Mrs. Ralph (Willa) LANE and Mrs. Wilson (Sybil) SUMMERLIN, both of Coinjock, N.C.  One son, Russell Keaton SIMMONS of Rocky Mount, N.C.; two sisters: Mrs. Kathleen DUNBAR of Nashville, N.C. and Mrs. George BERTA of Homestead, Pa.; two brothers: Carl DUNBAR of Munhall, Pa. and Bonnie DUNBAR of Belhaven, N.C.; and 5 great-grandchildren.
    IN ELIZABETH CITY - Alvah Henry "Hank" COPPERSMITH, JR., age 27, died Wednesday morning in Portsmouth Naval Hospital after an illness of four years.  He was a native of Norfolk, Va., a member of the Moyock Baptist Church and was medically discharged from the U.S. Army with the rate of Sp4 in the medics.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday in Twiford Memorial Chapel by Rev. Russell CARLTON, former pastor.  Burial followed in the Moyock Memorial Cemetery.  He was the son of Mrs. Graythel Ray Spear MYERS of Moyock and the late Alvah Henry COPPERSMITH, SR.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his step-father, George Curtis MYERS of Puddin Ridge Road in Moyock; one sister, Miss Karen Ann MYERS; and one brother, Steven Joseph MYERS, both of Moyock.

January 19, 1983; pg. 4
   
MILLER-COOPER MARRIED -
Mr. and Mrs. Claude MILLER of Moyock announces the marriage of their son, Joseph MILLER, of the U.S. Navy, to Stephanie COOPER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David COOPER of Bradford England.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.D. THOMPSON in St. Peter's Bacillica in England.
pg. 13
   
HISTORY NEWS -
From February 1929 - A short biographical sketch of Samuel T. ANSELL by Sarah BOSWOOD, Poplar Branch High School - Samuel ANSELL, was born January 1, 1875 at Coinjock, North Carolina.  He was the son of Henry and Lydia Simmons ANSELL.  His father, who was Clerk of the Court of Currituck County for forty years, always encouraged the progressive tendencies of his ambitious son.  Samuel was a very studious boy.  The lad attended a private school at Coinjock Bridge until he finished.  The he went to the Elizabeth City Academy for two years and taught school at Coinjock during his summer vacation.  After this, he got an appointment to West Point.  He received the examination questions that he would have to pass before entering.  His father looked over them and said, "My son, you might as well put them in the fire.  It will take a college graduate to answer them."  Young ANSELL looked very serious but said nothing.  He took the questions and went to his room.  There he stayed until he had mastered them.  Mr. ANSELL went to Washington, D.C. to take the examination.  All the other boys who were there for the same purpose were college graduates.  Some of them asked young ANSELL where he graduated and he replied, "At a small city school."  The said, "My friend, you had better go home right now."  Mr. ANSELL stayed in Washington and passed his examination successfully.  He entered West Point in 1895 when he was 20 years old.  The West Point class of 1899 graduated in May instead of June, and he was sent to Cuba to fight in the Spanish-American War.  The indemnity the United States gained from the struggle included a coaling station on the Philippine Islands.  At the close of the conflict, Samuel ANSELL was made commander of some troops which were sent to subdue the natives and take the coaling station.  They fought on this island for 2 years and experienced many hardships.  Mr. ANSELL met Miss Alemeda TRACY, a teacher at Poughkeepsie, New York when he was at West Point.  They were married at her home in Pennsylvania on February 14, 1904.  In the fall of 1904 he came to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and stayed until he graduated in law.  They he went to Washington and was sent by the government to do surveying in the west.   He was also sent to help survey the boundary line between Canada and the United States.  In 1908 the government sent Mr. ANSELL to the Philippine Islands as a prosecuting attorney.  He remained one year.  During the World War Mr. ANSELL acted as Judge-Advocate General.  He was one of the five sent to Europe on a very important committee concerned with international affairs.  During this war he tried to have a law made that they soldiers could be tried by a jury of men instead of a superior officer.  He met opposition with those in authority, after which he resigned and began to practice law.  Mr. ANSELL is now a member of the firm Ansell & Bailey, Washington, D.C., where he and his family make their home.

January 26, 1983; pg. 8 & 9
   
IN MAPLE -
Mrs. Susie J. SEARS, 71, died Friday night in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.  Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Memorial Chapel by Rev. Douglas HAYES, pastor.  Burial followed in New Hollywood Cemetery.  Mrs. SEARS was a native of Cardover, Alabama and had lived in Maple for the past 14 years.  Mrs. SEARS was the bookkeeper for the Currituck Crab Co. at Barco.  She was a member of the Calvary Chapel in Ranchland, Moyock, N.C. and was daughter of the late Joe and Mrs. Emily JOHNSTON.  She is survived by her husband, Oscar SEARS, of the home, and one son, Joel Dewey HOLDBROOK of Norfolk, Va.
    IN MOYOCK - Mrs. Sharon Joyce GREGORY, 33, died Saturday in Williamsburg Hospital following a sudden illness.  She was a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was a vocalist for the country western band Ambush, was a member of the Virginian Country Music Association and of the Moyock United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in Moyock United Methodist Church by Rev. Charles McKENZIE, pastor.  Burial will be in Moyock Memorial Cemetery.  The family will be at the home of Mr. & Mrs. GREGORY, 805 Gene Crescent, Chesapeake.  Twiford Colonial Chapel is in charge.  Mrs. GREGORY was the daughter of Rufus and Mrs. Bonnie JOYCE of Arkansas and the wife of Gene Howard GREGORY, SR. of Moyock.  Besides her parents and husband, she is survived by one daughter, Miss Joy Charlene GREGORY of Moyock; one son, Gene Howard GREGORY, JR. of Moyock; two brothers: Steven JOYCE and Paul JOYCE, both of Arkansas.
    IN KNOTTS ISLAND - Maynard Bert COPE, 68, of Knotts Island, died Wednesday at his residence following a long illness.  He was a native of Smock, Pennsylvania, was a retired welder, a former member of the Blackwater Fire Department and was a Methodist.  He served in the U.S. Army.  A memorial service was held Saturday in Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake, Va. and the body was cremated.  Twiford's Colonial Chapel was in charge.  Mr. COPE was the son of the late Bert and Mrs. Sara Brewer COPE and the husband of Mrs. Lois Martin COPE of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Patricia SHIMPE of Pennsylvania; four sons: Howard COPE of Georgetown, Pa., Gary COPE of Charleston, S.C., Robert COPE of Hampton, Va. and James W. COPE of Virginia Beach, Va.; two step-sons: William CORSON of Idaho and Robert CORSON of Pennsylvania; three sisters: Mrs. Betty BOWEN of California, Mrs. Ruth SCOTT of Texas and Mrs. Salley DAKIN of Florida; two brothers: Ken COPE and Bob COPE, both of Pennsylvania; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    IN POPLAR BRANCH - Seward Webb PARKER, 90, died Monday in Guardian Care following a long illness.  He was a native of Aydlett, N.C. and  was a retired salesman with the Southern Loan and Insurance Co. after 27 years.  He was a game warden and a North Carolina Game and Fish Protector and at one time bought 90% of the potatoes in Currituck Co.  He was a member of the Sharon United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Coinjock Masonic Lodge #463 for 47 years and was a past Master.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday in the Sharon United Methodist Church by the Rev. Albert GORE, pastor.  Burial followed in the family cemetery in Poplar Branch, N.C. with Masonic rites.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  Mr. PARKER was the son of the late John Carlo and Mrs. Daisy Creekmore PARKER and the husband of the late Goldie Hampton PARKER.  He was survived by two sons: Rupert E. PARKER of Poplar Branch and Cecil Aubrey PARKER of Norfolk, Va.; 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
pg. 10
   
ENGAGEMENT -
Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. CRANFORD of Belle Isle, Currituck, announce the engagement of their daughter, Robbie Lucinda CRANFORD, to James I. PHILLIPS, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. James I. PHILLIPS, JR. of Morehead City.  The bride-elect attended East Carolina University.  The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of East Carolina University and is employed with James Powell Surveying Co.  The wedding is planned for April 24 in the garden of the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I.J. ROUSE of Walstonburg.

February 9, 1983; pg. 11
   
IN MOYOCK -
George Orthor CONNER, 67, of Moyock, died at his residence February 2 after a short illness.  He was a native of Charleston, West Virginia and had lived in Currituck County for the past 9 months.  Graveside services were held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Moyock Memorial Cemetery by Rev. George POWELL.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.  Mr. CONNER was the son of the late Grover and Versha Older CONNER and the husband of Mrs. Nannie Clemmons CONNER of Upper Sandusky, Ohio.  He was retired owner/operator of the George Conner Greenhouse in Charleston, West Virginia and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Charleston.  Besides his wife, Mr. CONNER is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Judith Ann) DAVIS of Moyock; a son, George Edward CONNER of Charleston, West Virginia; and 4 granddaughters.
    IN MOYOCK - Mrs. Virginia Carolyn Thompson SHAWN, 69, of Moyock, died Friday in the Albemarle Hospital.  A funeral was held Monday, Feb. 7 in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by Rev. Charles McKENZIE.  Burial followed in Westlawn Memorial Park.  Mrs. SHAWN was a native of Wilson and had lived in Moyock since 1964.  She was a member of the Moyock United Methodist Church and was the daughter of the late Lewis Spivey and Mrs. Nora Alice Carlisle THOMPSON and the wife of Allie Edward SHAWN of the home.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Eunice WALLACE of Washington state and Mrs. Mary PRENTISS of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers: Lewis Carland THOMPSON of Rocky Mount and Myron Mills THOMPSON of Moyock.
    IN WALNUT ISLAND - Charlie Grover COLLINS, 94, of Walnut Island, Grandy, N.C., died February 1 at 7:40 a.m. in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.  Funeral services were in Louisburg.  Mr. COLLINS was a native of Louisburg, Franklin Co., N.C. and had lived in Grandy for the past 3 years.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the White Level Baptist Church in Louisburg and was the son of the late William Henry and Mrs. Patty Murry COLLINS and widow of the late Mrs. Annie Virginia Pierce COLLINS.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Helen B. ANDERSON of Grandy; two sons: Charles Grover COLLINS, JR. of Norfolk, Va. and Samuel G. COLLINS of Chesapeake, Va.; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

February 16, 1983; pg. 5
   
DOXEY BIRTH - Mike and Sheila DOXEY are the proud parents of a baby boy, Jeffrey Marshall, born February 4, 1983 at 9:50 p.m.  Jeff weighs in at 4 lbs. and 12 ozs.  The proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James M. DOXEY of Aydlett and Mr. and Mrs. S.L. ROSE of Moyock.  Mrs. DOXEY, the new mom, is Assistant Clerk of Court in Currituck.

March 2, 1983; pg. 4
   
IN CHESAPEAKE -
William Clyde WEST, 87, of Moyock, died February 21st in the Brent Lox Nursing Home following a long illness.  He was a native and life long resident of Moyock.  He was retired owner and operator of a general merchandise store in Moyock for 45 years and was a veteran of World War I serving in the U.S. Army.  Graveside services were conducted Feb. 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the Moyock Cemetery by the Rev. Victor RAMSEY, pastor of the Moyock Baptist Church.  Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake, Va. was in charge of arrangements.  Mr. WEST was the son of the late John P. and Mrs. Arabella Dozier WEST and the widower of the late Willie Johnson WEST.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Dora W. DOZIER of Norfolk, Va.; 9 nieces and nephews.

March 9, 1983; pg. 4
   
IN GRANDY - Ray Elton BROWN, 57, of Grandy, died February 28th at 1:45 p.m. in the Chesapeake General Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral services were held March 2nd at 3:00 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by Rev. H.A. HEMINGWAY.  Burial followed in New Hollywood Cemetery with Masonic Rites at the grave by Lodge #463 (Currituck), AF&AM followed by military rites at the gravesite.  Mr. WEST was a native of Princeton, West Virginia and lived in Grandy for the past 35 years.  He was retired from the N.C. Dept. of Corrections in Maple, N.C., a retired employee of the Ford Motor Co. in Norfolk, Va. and a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Poplar Branch Baptist Church, a member and Past Master of the Coinjock Masonic Lodge #463.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in World War II in the submarine division in the Pacific Theatre.  He was the son of the late Jerry Leonhauser BROWN.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Waterfield BROWN of the home; three sons: Elton, Gary and Tommy BROWN, all of Grandy; his mother, Mrs. Olah Meador Brown COOKE and step-father, J. Bernard COOKE, both of Roanoke, N.C.; two brothers: Jerry M. BROWN of Grandy and James D. BROWN of Chesapeake, Va.; and 2 grandchildren.

March 16, 1983; pg. 4
   
IN JARVISBURG -
Mrs. Zuliem Snow WRIGHT, 88, died March 9 at 1:45 a.m. in the Guardian Care Rest Home after a long illness.  Funeral services were held March 11 at 2:30 p.m. in the Powells Point Christian Church by the Rev. Cecil STYONS, pastor, assisted by Rev. H.A. HEMINGWAY.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  The family will be at the residence of her niece, Mrs. Nick (Murden S.) NEWBERN at Jarvisburg.  Mrs. WRIGHT was a native and lifelong resident of Currituck County and lived most of her life in Jarvisburg.  She was born in Powells Point.  She was a member of the Powells Point Christian Church and a member of the Currituck County Historical Society.  She was the daughter of the late Thaddeus and Mrs. Polly Gallop SNOW and widow of the late Vernon WRIGHT.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
    IN GRANDY - Mrs. Hettie Ballance FLORA, 85, died March 10 at 8:30 p.m. in the Albemarle Hospital following a long illness.  Funeral services were held March 12 in Twiford Memorial Chapel by Rev. Vick RAMSEY and Rev. Charles McKENZIE.  Burial followed in the Moyock Memorial Cemetery.  Mrs. FLORA was a native of Snowden and lived most of her life in Moyock.  She was a member of the Moyock Baptist Church, daughter of the late Dempsey and Mrs. Gracie Forehand BALLANCE and widow of the late Isaac L. FLORA.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fred NEWBERN of Moyock; one sister, Mrs. Rosa O'NEAL of Elizabeth City; one brother, Dan BALLANCE of Snowden, N.C.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Sharon SNYDER of Moyock; two great-grandchildren: Mrs. April WALL of Alexandria, Va. and Miss Jackie SNYDER of Moyock.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
pg. 10
   
ENGAGEMENT -
Mr. & Mrs. Silas J. HARRISON, JR. of Shawboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Joy Lynn, to Richard Edward BANKS, son of Mr. & Mrs. A. Tom BANKS, SR. of Elizabeth City.  The bride-elect attended Currituck County High School and graduated in 1981.  Miss HARRISON is employed in the family farming operation.  The prospective bridegroom attended Albemarle Academy and graduated in 1976.  Mr. BANKS is employed in the family farming and hog operations.  The wedding is set for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 5 at Providence Baptist Church.

March 23, 1983; pg. 10
   
IN POPLAR BRANCH -
Norman H. GREGORY, SR., 84, of Poplar Branch, died at his residence March 16 at 2:15 p.m. following a lingering illness.  Funeral services were held March 19 at 2:00 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Albert GORE, pastor of the Sharon United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Bradley HARGETT, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth City.  Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery with Masonic rites.  Mr. GREGORY was owner-operator of Norman Gregory Fish Company in Poplar Branch for 30 years and was founder and operator of the New Fowler Store, Inc. for 35 years, having sold the business in 1979 and retired.  He was a member of the Sharon United Methodist Church, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Coinjock Masonic Lodge #463 AF&AM, a member of the Elizabeth City and New Bern Scottish Rite Bodies and a member of the American Legion Seth E. Perry Post #84 in Elizabeth City.  He was a World War II veteran.  He was the son of the late John Luke and Carrie Taylor GREGORY and the husband of Mrs. Olive Layden GREGORY of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Norman H. GREGORY, JR., student at Wayne College in Goldsboro, N.C.; one foster sister, Mrs. Ruth HUNTINGFORD, of Elizabeth City; one niece, Mrs. Jan HUBER of Elizabeth City; and 1 great-niece.

March 30, 1983; pg. 4
   
IN GRANDY -
Mrs. Grace Yoe HARDING, 59, of Grandy, died March 25 in the Veterans Hospital in Durham, N.C. after an illness of four weeks.  She was a native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, a former resident of Salisbury, N.C. and lived in Grandy for several years.  Funeral services were held March 27 at 2:00 p.m. in Twiford's memorial Chapel by Rev. Albert GORE.  Burial followed in Westlawn Memorial Park.  She was a member of the South Norfolk United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star of South Norfolk and served two years in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  She was the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Mrs. Grace  Robertson YOE and wife of Ernest C. HARDING of the home.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Sharon SIMPSON of Pollsville, Md., Mrs. Cynthia PRATT of St. Louis, Mo. and Mrs. Ann GOODWIN of Elizabeth City; one son, Phillip Thomas HARDING of Moyock, N.C.; one brother, Thomas H. YOE, JR. of granite Quarry, N.C.; and 5 grandchildren.

April 6, 1983; pg. 4
   
IN CURRITUCK -
Milton L. SUSCO, 56, Currituck County school psychologist, died Tuesday night, March 29, at Albemarle Hospital after suffering a heart attack while playing basketball at Knapp Junior High School.  Funeral services were held Friday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. in Twiford's memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City.  The body was cremated.  SUSCO, an Akron, Ohio native, had lived in Currituck for 3 years and was a former resident of Chesapeake, Va.  He served in the U.S. Air Force.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Loyce Jarvis SUSCO his mother, Mrs. Ida Lemke SUSCO of Hartville, Ohio; two daughters: Miss Kathleen SUSCO of San Francisco and Marianne SUSCO of Miami; two sons: Joseph SUSCO and John SUSCO, both of Miami; a step-daughter, Mrs. Cary WOMELDORFF of Dayton, Ohio; a step-son, Richard HATTON of Church's Island; three sisters: Mrs. Emma FOLK of Stow, Ohio, Mrs. Viola MENTZ of Inverness, Florida and Mrs. Frances MURRAY of Dayton, Ohio; four brothers: Dante SUSCO of Los Alamos, California, Louie SUSCO of Akron, Ohio, William SUSCO of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Eugene SUSCO of Akron, Ohio; and 2 grandchildren.
    IN COINJOCK - Virgil "Stoney" STONECYPHER, 53, died March 31 at 10:45 a.m. in a Hampton, Virginia hospital.  A funeral was held April 2 at 12:30 p.m. at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, Virginia Beach by the Rev. Ernest L. TRUEBLOOD.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  He was the owner and operator of Stoney's Fishing Camp in Coinjock for 11 years.  He was a member of American Legion Post 288 at Coinjock and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.  Survivors include two sons: Virgil A. STONECYPHER, IV of Coinjock and Michael A. STONECYPHER of Norfolk, Va.; and three brothers: C.V. STONECYPHER, Billy T. STONECYPHER and Robert C. STONECYPHER, all of Chesapeake, Va.
    IN ELIZABETH CITY - Macon L. NIXON, SR., 75, of Glade Street, died April 3 at 4:45 a.m. in the Albemarle Hospital.  Graveside services were conducted April 5 at 11:00 in New Hollywood Cemetery by the Rev. Daniel D. BOWMAN.  Burial was in New Hollywood Cemetery with Twiford's Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.  Mr. NIXON was a native of Currituck County and had lived in Elizabeth City for the past 70 years.  He served as city councilman from the Second Ward in 1951.  He was a retired grocer having operated the Road Street Grocery for many years.  More recently he was employed at the M.G. Morrisette Furniture Co.  He was a member and Past Master of Eureka Masonic Lodge #317 AF&AM, a member of the Sudan Shrine Temple in New Bern, and former president of the Elizabeth City Shrine Club.  He was the son of the late Leroy S. and Mrs. Mary Merrell NIXON.  He is survived by a son, Macon L. NIXON, JR. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; a sister, Mrs. Robert M. JENNINGS of Elizabeth City; and a brother, Harold W. NIXON.
pg. 5
   
BIRTH -
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie L. SMITH, JR., of Moyock, announce the birth of their first baby, a girl, Casey Lynn SMITH, March 28 in Craven County Hospital.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. D.L. WHITE of Dover.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charlie L. SMITH of Moyock.  Mrs. Smith is the former Cindy DIN.

April 13, 1983; pg. 4
   
IN COROLLA -
Carlton Shance NELMS, 5 year old son of Barry Carl and Mrs. Delores Archer NELMS, died April 5 at the Dare Emergency Medical Center in Kitty Hawk following a short illness.  Funeral services were held April 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church by the Rev. Doug JESSEE.  Burial followed in a local cemetery.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  He was a native of Norfolk, Virginia and had lived in Corolla all his life.  He attended the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters: Nicole Alison NELMS and Kelly Blair NELMS, both of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. James A. NELMS of Norfolk; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lydia SMITH of Chicago, Illinois; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Payton ARCHER of Wytheville, Virginia; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ethel NEFF of Wytheville, Virginia.
    IN VIRGINIA BEACH - Reva Odelia HILL, a native of Moyock, died April 8 in a hospital.  She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she was a deaconess for 20 years and treasurer of the church.  She was a member of the church sick committee and floral club for 35 years.  Survivors include her husband, Walter HILL, SR.; three daughters: Edna YATES and Audrey HILL, both of Virginia Beach, and Patricia POWELL of Norfolk; two sons: Walter HILL of Norfolk and Jesse HILL of Virginia Beach; two sisters: Hattie JAMES of Virginia Beach and Lillian MITCHELL of Baltimore; three brothers: Lawrence WHITE and George WHITE, both of Moyock, and Melvin WHITE of Norfolk; and 4 grandchildren.  The funeral was held at 2:00 p.m. April 10 in Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Jesse ARRINGTON.  Burial was at noon April 11 in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  Reddick Funeral Service was in charge.
   IN AYDLETT - Jarvis Sherman HINES, SR., 63, of Aydlett, died in Albemarle Hospital at 11:30 a.m. on Monday after a short illness.  He was a native of Kitty Hawk but had lived in Aydlett for 22 years.  He was a retired chief petty officer in the Coast Guard and a veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Sharon Methodist Church in Poplar Branch and Currituck Lodge #463 AF&AM.  He was a Patron, OES 218 Scottish Rite in New Bern.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Melba O'Neal HINES of Aydlett; two sons: Richard Jarvis HINES of Phoenix, Arizona and Jarvis Sherman HINES, JR. of Virginia Beach; two daughters: Mrs. Kate H. LADD of Chesapeake and Mrs. Sherry BARCO of Grandy; four sisters: Mrs. Buena H. BAUM, Mrs. Lizzie H. TILLETT, Mrs. Robanna H. WISE and Mrs. Ruth H. MIDGETT, all of Kitty Hawk; four brothers: Raymond HINES and Ernest HINES of Chesapeake, A.L. HINES [Adolphus Lee] of Kitty Hawk and Irvin HINES of Manteo; and 4 grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are being completed by the Twiford Memorial Chapel.
pg. 5
   
BRUMSEY BIRTH -
Edward Augustus BRUMSEY, JR. and Mary-Nell Flora BRUMSEY of Moyock announce the birth of their first child, Edward Aaron BRUMSEY, March 26 in Albemarle Hospital.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. John James FLORA of Moyock.  Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Evelyn BRUMSEY of Currituck and the late Edward Augustus BRUMSEY.

April 20, 1983; pg. 4
   
IN COINJOCK -
Mrs. Iva Raymond CASIANO, 81, was dead on arrival at Albemarle Hospital April 17 at 6:29 p.m.  She was a native of Michigan and resided in Coinjock for 30 years.  She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Elizabeth City.  Funeral services will be held April 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by Rev. Russell COOPER, pastor.  Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park.  She was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Jane RAYMOND and wife of Herman Gildo CASIANO of the home.  Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Clemen CASIANO of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Sophia VILLARIN of Tombstone, Arizona; one grandson, Keith CASIANO of Norfolk.
    IN GRANDY - Mrs. Lydia Elizabeth Ramsey LORENZ, 62, of Waterview Shores, Grandy, was dead on arrival at the Albemarle Hospital on April 17 after a short illness.  Funeral arrangements were pending on April 18th.  Mrs. LORENZ was a native of Morganton, N.C. and lived in Waterview Shores for the past 5 years.  She was a retired accountant for the Norfolk Newspapers.  She was a member of the Powells Point Baptist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va. and a member of the Woman's Auxilliary of the Moose in Norfolk, Va.  She was the daughter of the late John Clayton and Mrs. Mary Magnus McGalliard RAMSEY.  She is survived by her husband, Frank George LORENZ, of the home; four sisters: Mrs. Dot BEAM of Savannah, Ga., Mrs. Mary YODER and Mrs. Louise HARRIS, both of Drexel, N.C., and Mrs. Vadea RAMSEY; one brother, Louis RAMSEY of Valdese, N.C.

April 27, 1983; pg. 2

pg. 4
   
E.W. FULCHER of Jarvisburg will be graduating from Chowan College on May 15th.  Mr. FULCHER is majoring in pre-education.  E.W. will enter Chapel Hill in the fall where he will study criminal justice.  His parents are Mrs. Helen B. MELSON of Jarvisburg and Mr. Levin B. FULCHER, JR. of Hatteras.
    BIRTH - Mr. & Mrs. William Randy BARCO of Grandy announce the birth of their first child, a son, Benjamin Andrew BARCO, March 30th in Albemarle Hospital.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. M.L. DOWELL of Winston-Salem.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Ralph E. BARCO of Grandy.  Mrs. BARCO is the former Barbara Jean DOWELL.

May 4, 1983; pg. 2 (continued on page 12)
   
DID YOU HAPPEN TO SEE? -
Ellsworth MORSE was a teenager helping build the historic Whalehead Club in Corolla when it was decided he would join the Coast Guard instead of the Navy.  "I wanted to go in the Navy but my people thought that if a ship put her bow out past the lighthouse at Cape Henry you'd get shot or sunk."  So "Worth" MORSE joined the Coast Guard but as things turned out he sort of ended up in the Navy.  "In World War II, we automatically became Navy," said MORSE, a 30-year Coast Guard veteran who lives in Coinjock.  MORSE, 78, grew up in Corolla near Penny Hill where he was raised by his grandmother.  "I helped build that clubhouse there at Corolla.  It was the first job I had."  As MORSE recalls, building a chimney on the historic mansion took six tries before those in charge smiled favorably on his work.  "I just about put in my time to be a brickmason."  Like any 18-year old, however, MORSE had dreams of leaving home.  He signed on with the Coast Guard in 1924 and over the course of his career saw duty all along the East coast.  MORSE's specialty was electronics.  He was in charge of communication cable across Chesapeake Bay during WWII and recalls his frustration at repeatedly finding the cable cut.  Years later, after reading a newspaper account of a German submarine captain who planted mines in Chesapeake Bay and along the N.C. Outer Banks, MORSE realized that the snapped cable was no accident.  After three decades in the Coast Guard, MORSE began a boat-building business in Virginia Beach that kept him busy night and day.  He built 16 boats for one customer.  "I'm telling you I couldn't get a chance to breath." MORSE said.  To complicate matters, a fellow in charge of dredges replenishing eroded shoreline at Virginia Beach asked MORSE if he'd take over running one of the dredges.  reluctantly, the retired Chief Warrant Officer agreed.  "I went with them for 60 days and stayed for 17 years."  After captaining one of the dredges for a year, MORSE got a call from the governor of Virginia asking him to stay on because of his outstanding performance.  Eventually, MORSE became general superintendent for the Virginia Beach Erosion Commission.  However, MORSE, who was born on Church's Island, finally decided that he needed a place with peace and quiet.  "You just couldn't get rest up there."  So he bought a trailer in Coinjock for periodic escape from the pressure of life in Virginia Beach.  "I just bought it to come down weekends."  Moving into Marcus GRIGGS' trailer park provided some surprises of its own, however.  MORSE got to talking to his neighbor and discovered he was living next to a cousin he hadn't seen in years.  "he thought I was killed during the war and I thought he was too."  MORSE has two sons who for a while followed in their father's footsteps.  Lloyd, the eldest, today owns a telephone answering service in Vancouver, British Columbia.  "I don't have any regrets.  if I had it all to do over again, I'd still do it the same way...." he said.  [A photo of Mr. Morse accompanied this article but it was too dark to scan.]
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IN MOYOCK -
Edward REED, SR., 47, of Moyock, died April 24 in the Chesapeake General Hospital following a sudden illness.  Funeral services were held April 27 at 11:00 a.m. in Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake, Va. by Father Randy RULE.  Burial followed in the Moyock Memorial Cemetery.  Mr. REED was  shipfitter with Allied Repair Company in Norfolk, a Catholic and a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Navy.  He was the son of the late William and Mrs. Stella Jazinski REED and was the husband of Mrs. Alice DeLange REED of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Dorothy AMERSON of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Stella R. BAIRD of Newport News, Va. and Miss Alice REED of Moyock; two sons: Thomas E. REED, JR. and William REED of Moyock; and one grandchild.

May 11, 1983; pg. 7
   
SANDERLIN & WILLIAMS - Mr. & Mrs. Sam SANDERLIN of Shawboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Debra Ann, to Robert Lee WILLIAMS, son of Mrs. Mary Goswick WILLIAMS of Burlington and the late William Lacy WILLIAMS.  The bride-elect is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University and is employed at the District Health Department in Elizabeth City.  The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed at Currituck County High School.  The wedding is planned for Sunday, June 12 at 3 p.m. in Providence Baptist Church in Shawboro.

May 18, 1983; pg. 2
   
WRIGHT-BAKER EXCHANGE VOWS - Miss Mary Sue Elizabeth WRIGHT and Wayne Everette BAKER were married April 30 at 3:00 p.m. in a garden setting at the home of the bride.  The Rev. Herbert HEMMINGWAY heard the wedding vows exchanged.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Earl WRIGHT, SR. of Polk Island Farm, Jarvisburg.  The bridegroom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Billy BAKER of Hertford.  Wedding music was presented by J.J. HARRIS, organist.  Billy BAKER and Bob STRICKLAND, SR. were soloists.  Mrs. Yvonne STALLINGS of Hertford, sister of the groom, was Matron of Honor.  Bridesmaids were Mrs. Peggy WRIGHT of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Michelle WRIGHT, sister-in-law of the bride.  Miss Amy WRIGHT, niece of the bride, was a junior bridesmaid.  The father of the groom was the best man.  Ushers were Richard WRIGHT of Elizabeth City and William Earl WRIGHT, JR., brothers of the bride, and Allen STALLINGS of Hertford, brother-in-law of the groom.  After a wedding trip to South Carolina, the couple will make their home in Camden.
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IN GRANDY -
Carl Jean HUGHES, 69, of Poplar Branch, died May 12 at 12:00 p.m. in Chesapeake General Hospital following a seven-week illness.  Graveside services were held May 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk.  Mr. HUGHES was a native of Currituck County, a retired tug boat engineer and was formerly employed with the state of Florida Department of Highways.  He was the son of the late Charles and Mrs. Rosemarie Croonburg HUGHES.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eunice Moreland HUGHES of the home; two daughters: Mrs. Shelbie Jean SANDERS of Jarvisburg and Mrs. Jeanette Hughes POWERS of Chesapeake, Va.; one son, Calvin Carl HUGHES of Chesterfield, Va.; two sisters: Annie PERRY of Morganton, N.C. and Jennie ZAUNER of Catalina Island, California; four brothers: Luther HUGHES of Raleigh, Henry HUGHES of Norfolk, Va., Willis HUGHES of Virginia Beach, Va. and Julian HUGHES of Mazula, Montana; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
    IN MOYOCK - Mildred Clare QUAMEN, age 69, of Moyock, died May 11 at 10:00 p.m. in Guardian Care Rest Home after a long illness.  She was a native of Juneau County, Wisconsin and lived in Moyock for 4 years.  She was a retired communications operator in the Federal Civil Service.  Funeral services were conducted May 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Twiford's Memorial Chapel by Rev. Russell CARLTON.  Burial followed in the Quamen Family Cemetery in Moyock.  She was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Mrs. Alice Rosalie Georgette Carlson JOHNSON and the widow of the late Rolla Clayton QUAMEN.  Surviving are one son, Rolla C. QUAMEN, JR. of Moyock; one brother, Melvin JOHNSON of Addison, Illinois; and 3 grandchildren.
    IN ELIZABETH CITY - Floyd Bentley JOHNSON, 53, died May 14 at 12:00 noon in the Albemarle Hospital after a long illness.  He was a native of Corolla and lived in Elizabeth City many years.  He was a retired long distance truck driver.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:00 in Twiford's Memorial Chapel.  Burial will follow in a local cemetery.  He was the son of the late Jesse J. and Mrs. Fannie Austin JOHNSON and husband of Mrs. Gelen Sumner JOHNSON of Elizabeth City.  Besides his wife, he is survived by six daughters: Mrs. Diana S. DAVIS of Nags Head, Mrs. Dale R. YOUNG of New Milford, Connecticut, Miss Donnie L. JOHNSON of Kill devil Hills, Mrs. Debbie J. BURGESS of Kitty Hawk, Miss Durisa G. JOHNSON of Raleigh, and Miss Denise F. JOHNSON of Kill Devil Hills; two brothers: Alvin K. JOHNSON of Kill Devil Hills and Ervin R. JOHNSON of Wanchese; and 5 grandchildren.

May 25, 1983; pg. 8
   
IN BARCO -
Mrs. Marguerite Tatem TARKENTON, 65, of Barco, died May 18 at 4:45 p.m. in the Albemarle Hospital.  She was a native of Richmond, Virginia and had lived in Barco most of her life.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements which are incomplete at this writing.  Mrs. TARKENTON was a seamstress with Supak and a member of the Coinjock Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Barney and Mrs. Mary Ansell TATEM.  She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Peggy CARTWRIGHT of Barco and Mrs. Judy NERO of Moyock; one son, Chad TARKENTON; and 2 grandchildren.
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IN MOYOCK -
Mrs. Willie Beatrice Taylor SEYMORE, 58, died Friday night in Chesapeake general Hospital.  A funeral was to be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Good Hope AME Zion Church in Sligo by Dr. H.H. GRIER.  Burial was to be in the Seymore Family Cemetery in Currituck with Stallings Funeral Home in Elizabeth City in charge.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Currituck County and was a member of the Good Hope AME Zion Church and it's Deaconess Board.  She was a former member of the Buds of Promise.
    IN KILL DEVIL HILLS - Mrs. Pearl M. HARRELL, 88, of Kill Devil Hills, died May 19 at 12:15 a.m. in the Bayside Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va. following a long illness.  Funeral services were held May 21 at 1:00 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rec. C.H. WELLONS, pastor of the Providence Baptist Church in Shawboro.  Burial followed in the Cool Spring Baptist Church Cemetery in Eure, N.C. at 3:30 p.m.  Mrs. HARRELL was a native of Eure, a former resident of Shawboro, and had lived in Kill Devil Hills for the past 15 years.  She was a member of the Kitty Hawk Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mrs. Henrietta Parker MULLEN and wife of the late Walter J. HARRELL.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Fay) TURNER of Virginian Beach; four half-sisters: Mrs. Asia STALLINGS and Mrs. Juanita FREEMAN, both of Chesapeake, Va., Mrs. Polly PARKER of Eure and Mrs. Teresa BYRUM of Colerain; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren

June 1, 1983; pg. 4
   
SMITH-NEWBERN VOWS SAID -
GRANDY--Patricia Walker NEWBERN became the bride of Wilbur Sykes SMITH on May 7th at 4:00 p.m. in Poplar Branch Baptist Church.  The vows were performed before Rev. James CLARK.  Erica NEWBERN, granddaughter of the bride, wore a short flowered organdy dress edged in orchid lace and white hat.  The bridegroom is operation manager for McDonald's, Inc and the bride is employed by the U.S. Postal Service.  The couple flew to Acapulco and Mexico City for a honeymoon after which they will make their home in Jarvisburg and Kill Devil Hills.
    SAILOR SIMPSON - Navy Seaman recruit, John F. SIMPSON, son of Robert A. and Martha A. SIMPSON of Powells Point, has completed recruit training at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois.  During the 8-week training cycle, trainees studied general military subjects designed to prepare them for further academic and on-the-job training in on of the Navy's 85 basic occupational fields.
    IN POWELLS POINT -Chester Cecil SISTRUNK, age 60, of Powells Point, died Sunday at 6:45 a.m. in Norfolk General Hospital after a long illness.  He was a native of White Springs, Florida and had lived in Powells Point for 20 years.  SISTRUNK was a member of the Powells Point Baptist Church, a WWII veteran (Pacific Theatre) retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as an E9 motor machinist mechanic.  He was the son of the late Owen Hampton and Mrs. Olla Denmark SISTRUNK and the husband of Mrs. Janie Hubbard SISTRUNK of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Miss Deborah Lea SISTRUNK of the home; two sisters: Mattie Lee REGISTER of Jacksonville, Florida and Katherine McCOURT of Qunicy, Massachusetts; five brothers: Broward SISTRUNK and Paul R. SISTRUNK of Jacksonville, Florida, William M. SISTRUNK of Carlisle, S.C., George SISTRUNK of Thompson, Pennsylvania and Jackie R. SISTRUNK of Quartzsite, Arizona.
    IN POINT HARBOR -Marianna Clayton Brown SMALL, age 85, of Point Harbor, died Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Elders Lodge, Nags Head after an illness of 6 weeks.  She was a native of New York City and lived in Powells Point for five years.  She was a retired secretary from Dartmouth College and was a Quaker.  A memorial service was to be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church in Nags Head by Father PORCHER.  She was the daughter of the late David S. and Mrs. Florence Obenerdorfer BROWN, JR. and the widow of Lyndon F. SMALL.  Surviving are a son, Donald C. SMALL, and a daughter, Rosemary SMALL, both of Point Harbor; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

June 8, 1983; pg. 11
   
IN WALNUT ISLAND -
Mrs. Margie Thiessen STUDER, 81, of Walnut Island, Grandy, died Saturday at 1:55 a.m. in Albemarle Hospital after a long illness.  Burial services were to be in Paterson, N.J.  Funeral services were to be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Vander Plaat Verneulen Funeral Home in Franklin Lakes, N.J. by Rev. Robert GEORGE.  Mrs. STUDER was a native of Fairlawn, N.J. and lived in Walnut Island for the past 8 years.  She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at Grandy and was the daughter of the late Richard and Mrs. Annette Vanwezel THIESSEN and widow of the late Aloyse STUDER.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Annette MALEFYT of Walnut Island, Grandy; three sons: Aloise STUDER of Saddebrook, N.C., Richard STUDER of New Jersey and Cornelius STUDER of Paterson, N.J.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
    IN BARCO - Mrs. Violet Duncan SWAIN, 71, of Barco, was dead on arrival at the Albemarle Hospital on June 1 at 9:10 p.m. following a long illness.  Funeral services were held June 4 at 2:00 p.m. in Tewiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. David Lloyd SMITH, pastor of Great Hope Baptist Church.  Burial followed in the Snowden Cemetery at Maple.  Mrs. SWAIN was a member of the Great Hoper Baptist Church of Barco.  She was the daughter of the late Joshua and Nellie DUNCAN and the wife of Mr. R. Cecil SWAIN.  She was a native and life-long resident of Currituck County.  Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters: Mrs. William (Yvonne) GREGORY of Chesapeake, Va., Mrs. William (Carrie) HIBNER of Portsmouth, Virginia, Mrs. Jimmy (Anita) WRIGHT of Barco and Mrs. Nellie HOOLEY of Camden; five sons: Robert Grey SWAIN of Seattle, Washington, William SWAIN of Chesapeake, Virginia, James "Sam" SWAIN, Phillip SWAIN and Charles SWAIN, all of Barco; one half-sister, Louise DUNCAN of Elizabeth City; one half-brother, Linwood DUNCAN of Norfolk, Virginia; 29 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
    IN ELIZABETH CITY - Mrs. Estelle Roberts TEMPLE, 76, of Hunnicutt Avenue, died May 30 at her residence following a long illness.  Funeral services were held June 2 at 2:00 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Charles DULING, interim pastor of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church.  Burial followed in New Hollywood Cemetery.  Mrs. TEMPLE was a native of Currituck County and had lived most of her life in Elizabeth City.  She was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church and the Philathea Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Elizabeth City Lodge #62, Past Secretary of the Lodge and Past Noble Grand.  She also was Past President of the N.C. State Lodge.  She was a past member of the friendship Club and Group Eight Club and an alumni of the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Home in Goldsboro.  Mrs. TEMPLE was the daughter of the late Isaac Wilson and Mrs. Florence Ballance ROBERTS and the wife of the late W. Oscar TEMPLE.  Surviving are one son, William Robert TEMPLE of Chesapeake, Virginia; one sister, Mrs. Susie RAPER of Elizabeth City; and 2 grandchildren.
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CAROON PROMOTED -
William Thomas CAROON has been promoted to Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force.  He is the son of Mrs. Flora and the late Thomas CAROON.  He is married to Joanne GUARD of Poplar Branch.  The have a son, Steven.  CAROON graduated from Knapp High in 1962 and North Carolina State in 1966.  He joined the Air Force in 1968.  He has been stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and will be reporting for new duty in the near future at Anchorage, Alaska.

June 15, 1983; pg. 2

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MILESTONE AT SEVENTY-THREE -
Funeral services for Orville Leonard WOODHOUSE, 73, of Grandy, were held last Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church that he helped to build.  Mr. WOODHOUSE, one of Currituck's most prominent citizens, died last Tuesday night in Leigh Memorial Hospital (Norfolk, Va.).  He had been in declining health for the past several months.  The funeral services were conducted by the rev. Gordon HANFORD, pastor of Mt. Zion, and was assisted by Rev. Herbert A. HEMMINGWAY, pastor of the Powells Point Baptist Church.  Burial followed in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery and Twiford's Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  A eulogy for Mr. WOODHOUSE was given by Milford BAUM of Aydlett, a lifelong friend.  Mr. WOODHOUSE was a native and lifelong resident of Grandy.  He was the son of the late Leonard and Mrs. Love Hayman WOODHOUSE.  He was former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the church, was the Chairman of the Building Committee of the church, and Chairman of Currituck County Board of Education from 1945-1949.  He served as NC Wildlife Commissioner for 26 years, serving under 6 governors.  His first appointment was made by Gov. Kerr SCOTT and his last appointment was made by Kerr SCOTT's son, Gov. Bob SCOTT.  Mr. WOODHOUSE served 3 years on the NC Fisheries Commission under Gov. Jim HUNT.  He served on the Advisory Board to the NC Fisheries Commission for 6 terms.  He also served as Chairman of the Currituck County Ruritan Club and was one of the founders of the club.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ola Aydlett WOODHOUSE of the home; two daughters: Ms. Becky WOODHOUSE and Mrs. Phyllis POYNER; one son, Larry WOODHOUSE; a grandson, Jeff ZINK, all of Grandy; and two brothers: Harold WOODHOUSE and LeRoy WOODHOUSE, both of Grandy.
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IN POWELLS POINT -
Mrs. Sallie Garrenton HARRIS, 87, of Powells Point, died Saturday in Chesapeake General Hospital.  Funeral services were to be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Jarvisburg Church of Christ.  Burial was to follow in the Poplar Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.  Twiford's memorial Chapel was in charge.  Mrs. HARRIS was a homemaker and a member of the Jarvisburg Church of Christ.  She was the daughter of the late William and Mrs. Lydia Aydlett GARRENTON and the widow of the late Major Anderson HARRIS.  Mrs. HARRIS is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Lessie) BARBER of Chesapeake; two sons: Cecil M. HARRIS of Chesapeake and Arthur M. HARRIS of Powells Point; a brother, Charlie Cecil GARRENTON of Jarvisburg.
    IN POWELLS POINT -Mrs. Mary Louise Henderson NEWBERN, 60, of Powells Point, died Sunday at 6:35 a.m. in the Albemarle Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Hebron United Methodist Church by Rev. G.H. HANFORD, pastor.  Burial will be in the local cemetery with Twiford Memorial Chapel in charge.  She was a native of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and had lived in Powells Point for the past 36 years.  Mrs. NEWBERN was a retired inspector for a distillery in Indiana prior to moving to North Carolina.  She was a member of the Hebron United Methodist Church and daughter of the late Lawrence and Mrs. Louise Ifard HENDERSON.

June 22, 1983; pg. 2 (continued on pg. 10)
   
DID YOU HAPPEN TO SEE REBER & COX? - I went to Walnut Island to do a story about a 100-year old lady, but what I found was the story of two best friends; separated by nearly sixty years, but joined by mutual needs and caring.  Over 20 years ago, Mrs. J.M. COX and her husband moved to Nags Head and shortly thereafter Mr. COX died.  It was not long after that when "J.M" (Josephine Macon) met the REBER family.  The REBER's son, Buddy, adopted J.M. as his grandmother and she soon was a real member of the family, enjoying many trips with them even though she was already 80 at that time.  Mr. REBER still calls her Mom.  Mr. REBER coaxes J.M. to tell me why she waited until she was 50 before she got married.  She said she simply "didn't find somebody that I cared enough about."  Mr. COX was a draftsman and the two of them spent much of their first years together traveling around the country.  It's a warm day out but J.M. is chilly sitting under the shade of the apple tree in the back yard.  Mr. REBER wheels her into the sunshine where she becomes more comfortable.  Although she can walk, it's easier for her to use the wheelchair when out in the yard.  In fact, Mrs. COX says she's in pretty good shape.  Although she's suffered three strokes since March, her health is okay except for the spells of forgetfulness.  And Mr. REBER cheerfully and patiently helps her through those.  J.M. says she "may look a hundred, but I don't feel like it."  Mrs. COX worked for 40 years in a sewing factory and tells of how people used to gather behind her to watch her pretty dimpled hands work their magic.  Her specialty was crocheted items and Mr. REBER recalls that the last sewing she was able to do was the pillowcases she had made for the REBER's anniversary.  She remembers the very early days in Mississippi when she, as a young girl, had to draw the family's water from a 90-foot well.  She remembers milking the cows and walking to work each day.  During the winter she would walk in the street for fear of being struck by the icicles hanging from the trees that lined the sidewalks.  It was a hard life and hard work but as J.M. puts it, "evidently it didn't hurt me."  Although the months since J.M.'s last stroke have been difficult, through Mr. REBER's help and friendship, life has become easier and plans for tomorrow are a reality.  But this friendship is not one-sided.  Since the tragic loss of his son and his wife's subsequent leaving, Mr. REBER has found comfort in J.M.'s stories, memories and caring.  They've found best friends in each other and a story about either one would not be complete unless it included the other.  When I asked Mrs. COX her secret of longevity she confidently replied, "The way I figure it, I have lived a good life and treated everyone the way I wanted to be treated."  And after all, isn't that what life is all about?
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IN SLIGO -
Mrs. Nola Virginia Jones WEEKS, 68, of Sligo, died in Chesapeake General Hospital Friday at 12:30 p.m. following a short illness.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Charles H. WELLONS.  Burial followed at the Riverside Memorial park Cemetery.  A native of Currituck County and daughter of the late Edmond L. and Mrs. Leigh Mitchell JONES, she was the wife of the late Herbert C. WEEKS.  Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Laura UMPHLETT of Grandy; four nephews: Edward E. PARKER of Roanoke, Va., Vernon R. PARKER of Chesapeake, Va., Raymond E. PARKER of California and William Edmond JONES of Portsmouth, Va.; 4 great-nieces; 2 great-nephews; and a dear and trusted friend, Julian B. PAYNE of Sligo.
    IN CURRITUCK - Charles Edward BANKS, 72, of Currituck, N.C., died Tuesday at 2:25 p.m. in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Charles WELLONS, pastor of the Providence Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the Brumsey Family Cemetery in Currituck, N.C.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.  A native and lifelong resident of Currituck County, he was retired from the maintenance department of the Currituck County Junior High School and attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He was the son of the late Wilson Haywood and Mrs. Sabra Outlaw BANKS.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Peffer BANKS of the home; four daughters: Mrs. Sabra WILLIAMS, Mrs. Florida LANGLEY and Mrs. Karen ETZ, all of Moyock, and Mrs. Elive BATEMAN of Woodville, N.C.; three sons: Marvin BANKS of Moyock, Frankie BANKS of Currituck and Roy BANKS of Barco; two sisters: Mrs. Louise MEADE and Mrs. Margaret KOVAC, both of Virginia Beach; three brothers: John BANKS of Elizabeth City, Octavius BANKS of South Mills and Lawrence BANKS of Charlotte, N.C.; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
    IN CHESAPEAKE - James Braneson SAWYER, 72, of Myrtle Avenue, a native of Currituck, and the husband of the late Sara Bagwell SAWYER, died Tuesday in a hospital.  he had retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a machinist.  Survivors include a son, Joseph Allen SAWYER of Chesapeake.  The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Moyock Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Willie JOINER,  Twiford Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake is in charge.

June 29, 1983; pg. 1
   
MEN SAFE AFTER BOATING ORDEAL - Two mud-covered fisherman swam ashore in the pre-dawn hours on Saturday after their 18-foot boat caught fire in Currituck Sound about 9 p.m. on Friday.  Jimmy T. DOWDY, 47 of Powells Point, and David DERR, his 26-year old son-in-law, were unhurt in the fire and did not require medical attention.  The men swam and waded about five miles before reaching shore near the Walnut Island Motel. Two Coast Guard boats from the Coinjock station searched the moonlit waters of Currituck Sound before finding the boat burned to the waterline and sunk in shallow water.  The boat sank in Jarvis Channel where the two men were fishing.  The area is on the eastern side of Currituck Sound, on the Outer Banks.  DOWDY said the fire broke out in the engine and spread so quickly that the pair had time to do little more than grab life jackets and jump from the vessel.  DOWDY said the men were perch fishing at the time of the accident.  The boat was valued at $20,000.

July 6, 1983; pg. 4
   
IN COINJOCK -
Roland Nichols TWIFORD, 68, of Coinjock (Waterlily), died Thursday night at 7:45 at his residence after a long illness. Graveside services were to be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3:00 in Old Hollywood Cemetery by the Rev. Steve WILSON, pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church. Rev. Thomas HOLMES of Coinjock will assist. Masonic rites will be conducted at the grave by Currituck Masonic Lodge #463 AF&AM. Mr. TWIFORD was a native and lifelong resident of Currituck County. He was the son of the late George W. and Margaret Poole TWIFORD and the husband of Mrs. Thelma Owens TWIFORD. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ayline AYDLETT of Grandy; one son, Wayne Pena TWIFORD, SR. of Waterlily; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Mr. TWIFORD was a retired tugboat captain and also a retired hunting and fishing guide. He was a member of the Corolla Baptist Church, former member of the Ruritan Club, former national league baseball player and twice Past Master of the Coinjock Lodge #463.
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VOWS SAID -
The daughter of Mrs. Argie ETHERIDGE, of Poplar Branch and Mr. Willie ETHERIDGE of Hartford, Connecticut, Jean Kay, married July 30 to Sydner L. MALLORY of Macedonia Discuple Church in Poplar Branch.  The bride is a graduate of Joseph P. Knapp High School and Fayetteville State University.  She is employed with the Mecklenburg County Schools.  The groom is a graduate of Bluestone Senior High School and is employed with Burlington Industries in Clarksville, Va.  His parents are Sydner and Gladys MALLORY of Chase City, Md.

July 20, 1983; pg. 4
   
IN ELIZABETH CITY -
Elbert C. BUNCH, 76, of Church Street, died July 13 at 11:20 a.m. in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.  He was a native of Currituck County and lived in Elizabeth City most of his life.  He was retired from the Fairfax County Virginia School System, was a member of the First Christian Church and served in the U.S. Army.  Funeral services were held July 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. W.E. ROBERTS, pastor of the First Christian Church.  Burial followed in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  He was the son of the late Walter and Mrs. Zenith Simpson BUNCH and husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Bateman BUNCH of the home.  Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Geneva HERBERT of Forestville, Md. and Mrs. Florine SOPER of Demi, California; one son, Sgt. Ray BUNCH of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Charles, S.C.; one sister, Bertha PERRY of Moyock; three brothers: Gurney BUNCH of Plymouth, Johnnie BUNCH of Sacramento, California, and Talmadge L. SPEIGHT of Currituck; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
    IN BARCO - Mrs. Hilda Boswood MATHIAS, 79, of Barco, died July 17 at 6:20 p.m. in the West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange, Georgia.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Barco.  Funeral services will be conducted July 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the Twiford's Memorial Chapel by Rev. Jack SMITH and Rev. Ray WHITTMAN.  Burial will follow in the Westlawn Memorial Park.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge or arrangements.  Mrs. MATHIAS was the daughter of the late Grandy and Annie Barco BOSWOOD and the widow of the late Adrian Clyde MATHIAS.  She was a member of the Pilmore United Methodist Church and a member of the Coinjock Lodge #218, Order of the Eastern Star.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Doris M. FEREBEE of LaGrange, Ga.; one son, Dodson MATHIAS of Miami, Florida; and 3 grandchildren

July 27, 1983; pg. 4
   
IN HARBINGER -
Theodore URFFER, 57, died in Chesapeake General Hospital on July 18 following a short illness.  The body was cremated and a memorial service was held July 21 at 11:00 a.m. in Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake, Va.  A native of Boyertown, Pennsylvania, he resided in Harbinger.  He was owner of Urf's General Clothing in Harbinger and was a Lutheran.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.  He was the son of the late Robert and Mrs. Marie Turner URFFER and husband of Mrs. Pauline Mastrian URFFER of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Felice FISHER of Denver, Colorado; one sister [not named]; one brother [not named] and one grandchild, Cody Jarrod FISHER.

August 3, 1983; pg. 3
   
FORMER TEACHER, CORA GUARD, DIES -
Cora GUARD, 85, died Tuesday afternoon, July 26 while shopping at the Grandy Supermarket.  Don HEATON and Rose GRANDY of Drug Care applied CPR until Stanley Griggs Rescue Team arrived, however, all attempts to revive her failed.  Ms. GUARD of Poplar Branch was a former teacher at Griggs Elementary School.  Funeral services were held at Twiford's Funeral Home on Friday, July 29.
pg. 4
   
IN MOYOCK - James "Jamie" David MARSH, 21, of Moyock, died on the morning of July 24 as a result of an auto accident in Currituck County.  he was a native of Portsmouth and was a machinist for Norshipco.  He was a protestant.  Funeral services were held July 26 at 1:00 p.m. in Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Great Bridge, Va.  Burial followed in Moyock Memorial Cemetery.  He is survived by his father, James E. MARSH of Salem, Va.; his mother, Mrs. Marie Silvester TWINE of Moyock; his step-father; Jeffery J. TWINE of Moyock; two brothers: Christopher Bruce MARSH of New York City and Daniel Morris MARSH of Moyock; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Daisey B. MARSH of Salem, Va.; maternal grandparent, James O. SILVESTER of Shawboro; paternal step-grandparent, John G. TWINE, JR. of Chesapeake, Va.; and step-sister, Teresa D. TWINE of Chesapeake, Va.
pg. 5
   
ANNOUNCEMENT - Kathleen Waterfield BROWN and Frank G. LORENZ will be married August 6 at 4:00 p.m. at Poplar Branch Baptist Church.  No invitations are being sent out.  Friends and relatives are invited to attend.

August 10, 1983; pg. 4
   
GRIGGS CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY -
Congratulations to Nell and Pinnell GRIGGS of Poplar Branch who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, August 7.  From 3:00 to 5:00 nearly 200 well-wishers joined in the festivities held at the Poplar Branch Baptist Church.  The couple's three children, Charles, Stanley and Gayla and their families, planned this special party for their parents.  A buffet luncheon was served to the guests.
pg. 5

pg. 12
   
IN COINJOCK -
Mrs. Elsie Barco CARTER, 74, of Coinjock, died July 31, 9183 at 11:00 a.m. in Leigh Memorial Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral services were conducted August 2 at 11:00 a.m. in the Coinjock Baptist Church by Rev. Charles H. WELLONS, pastor of the Providence Baptist Church.  Burial followed in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Mrs. CARTER was a native and lifelong resident of Coinjock, a member of the Coinjock Baptist Church, president of the Ladies Bible Class and a former Registrar for Coinjock Precinct for 50 years.  She was the daughter of the late Luke B. and Mrs. Mattie Kinsey BARCO and widow of the late Charles W. CARTER, JR.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Betty Carter BUNCH of Coinjock; two nieces and one nephew.
    IN SHAWBORO - Mrs. Lucille Burgess SANDERLIN, of Shawboro, died August 3, 1983 at 8:10 a.m. in the Albemarle Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral services were conducted August 5 at 2:00 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel.  Burial followed in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  She was the daughter of the late Howard and Mrs. Mollie Forbes BURGESS and wife of the late Edward L. SANDERLIN.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Finley (Brenda) NEWBERN of Powells Point; one son, Eddie SANDERLIN of Shawboro; two sisters: Mrs. Doris KIGHT of Riddle, N.C. and Mrs. Dixie HILL of Elizabeth City; and 4 grandchildren.

August 17, 1983; pg. 10
   
IN COINJOCK -
Mrs. Mildred Barnett JARVIS, 65, died August 11 at 10:00 a.m. at her residence following a long illness.  Funeral services were held August 13 at 3:00 in the Coinjock Baptist Church.  Burial followed.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. JARVIS was a retired saleslady for Sears Roebuck and was a member of the Coinjock Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of the late John Barnett and Mrs. Elvira Francis BARNETT and the wife of Mr. Johnnie M. JARVIS of the home.  Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann DAUBENSPECK of Suffolk, Va.; two sons: Roland T. JARVIS of Great Bridge, Va. and Johnnie M. JARVIS, JR. of Tucson, Arizona; five sisters [only 4 named]: Mrs. Beatrice ALEXANDER of Manteo, Mrs. Theresa COMBS of South Mills, Mrs. Annabelle DAVIS of Fayetteville, Mrs. Gladys FAIRBANKS of Chicago, Illinois; and 6 grandchildren.
    IN MOYOCK -William Henry MARKHAM, 71, died August 11 at 8:30 p.m. in Chesapeake General Hospital following a short illness.  Funeral services were held August 14 at 3:00 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. C.H. WELLONS, pastor of the Providence Baptist Church.  Burial followed in New Hollywood Cemetery.  A native of the Weeksville section of Pasquotank County, he had lived in Moyock for the past 9 years.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the Providence Baptist Church in Shawboro, and a member of the Shawboro Ruritan Club.  He was the son of the late James S. and Mrs. Matilda Bateman MARKHAM and was husband of Mrs. Sallie Bateman MARKHAM of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Frances M. SAWYER of Moyock; one son, Major Frank Bell MARKHAM of Ft. Lee, Virginia; three sisters: Mrs. Lillian M. MEADS of Weeksville, Mrs. Edna M. CHAPPELL and Mrs. Alice M. CHAMBERS, both of Elizabeth City; three brothers: Winston MARKHAM and Stacy MARKHAM, both of Elizabeth City, and Gordon MARKHAM of Columbia, S.C.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

August 24, 1983; pg. 11
   
REMEMBERING A WEALTH OF HISTORY, OUR THANKS TO MILFORD J. BAUM
   
"The Women in Currituck are great workers", praised Milford BAUM.  "We would have never been able to put over the Bicentennial and Tricentennial celebrations, the reception for Dr. WRIGHT, or we would never have had the library if it hadn't been for the women.  I can't say enough about them."  And they can't say enough about him.  Some people say Milford BAUM is a philanthropist.  He has stacks of Thank You notes and letters of appreciation from people he has helped, so they may be right.  One thing is for certain, however, Mr. BAUM has saved every piece of paper, every plaque, picture or post card, every memento or keepsake that has ever touched his life.  One step into the "Baum Museum", as he and others fondly call his home in Poplar Branch, and the bits of Milford's past being to tell their story.  That's the old player piano that still belts out "Has Anyone Seen My Gal", a sort of theme song of bachelor BAUM's, that has carried its sing-along tune through many a gathering.  The antique coffe grinder stands in one room, a remembrance of Milford's 38 years with the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company and his 20-year vice-presidency there.  He sports his letter sweater awarded for the years of track while attending Duke University and points out the Kappa Sigma fraternity crest from that same period that now hangs above the glass doors that overlook Curricuk Sound.  Piles of documents are stacked high under the cover of the massive roll-top desk.  One record sites Abraham BAUM as the first of Milford's ancestors to settle in Currituck back in 1715.  The farm of Mr. BAUM's birthplace was listed in the National Register of Historical Places after the discovery of the Algonquin Indian burial site there.  He has the announcement of acceptance into the Register and the 1973 newspaper article that covered the story.  Milford has an hour glass filled with 98 seconds of sand from Kill Devil Hills commemorating the total air time of the WRIGHT brothers first effort.  The memento was awarded him by Time magazine in 1978 on the occasion of the flight's 75th anniversary.  And the pictures!  There's one of Dr. GRIGGS, who delivered Milford back on December 31, 1906.  Since there were no birth certificates at that time, the exact date is hard to pinpoint.  he keeps many pictures of his mother who had the distinction of being one of the first women of Currituck to receive a college education, and who then became a teacher here.  Pictures of Milford's graduating class of 1926, pictures of old and new friends living and dead, pictures of the first A&P retail store and of the boast that once delivered supplies to Currituck.  Milford BAUM has a treasure of memories.  Once inside the "Baum Museum", it's difficult to leave, life there is so fascinating.  However, Milford does not survive by these memories.  He is not a man who lives in the past.  He has a rich heritage and encompasses the moments of his past into the one-of-a-kind man he now is.  Mr. BAUM is a vital and energetic member of Currituck society and has supported and advised a variety of efforts including those of the Southern Post.  Milford BAUM is a wealth of rich and colorful information about the past and local heritages but he also is a man with feet firmly planted in the present and who envisions the challenges of tomorrow.  A rare breed.  A unique Curritucker.  Lucky us!

August 31, 1983; pg. 10
   
IN HARBINGER -
Isaac "Ike" M. GALLOP, JR., 82, a life long resident of Harbinger, died August 25th at 5:55 p.m. in the Albemarle Hospital after being in declining health for some time. Graveside services were held August 28th at 3:00 p.m. in the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery in Harbinger by Mr. Cecil STYONS. Mr. GALLOP was a retired fisherman and a member of the Powells Point Christian Church. He was the son of the late Ike and Mrs. Bertie Montague GALLOP, SR. and the husband of the late Virgie Moore GALLOP. Mr. GALLOP is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Grace BELANGIA and Mrs. Iona BEALS, both of Harbinger; three sons: Normal Earl GALLOP, Edmond D. GALLOP of Harbinger, and Rev. Purnell D. GALLOP of Columbia; five sisters: Mrs. Edith PARKER of Mamie, Mrs. Pranzie LEWARK, Mrs. Bertie HARRIS, Mrs. Sybil BRICKHOUSE and Mrs. Dorothy OUTLAND, all of Harbinger; two brothers: Ralph GALLOP, SR. of Harbinger and Herbert GALLOP of Norfolk, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
    IN MOYOCK - Charles Roy WORSHAM, 55, died at his residence on August 27 following a short illness.  A Mass of Resurrection will be held August 31 at 10:00 in St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church by Father Simeon RUKSTALIS.  The body will be sent to the Loving Funeral Home in Covington, Va. for burial in the Cedar Hill cemetery on September 1 at 11:00 with military rites at the grave.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  He was a native of Covington, a former resident of Virginia Beach, Va. and had lived in Moyock for the past 10 years.  He was employed at the Navy Exchange in Chesapeake, Va. and was a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in the Korean and Viet Nam conflicts.  He was the son of the late William E. and Mrs. Frances Scott WORSHAM.  Surviving are two brothers: William E. WORSHAM of Pine Mountain, Georgia and Robert B. WORSHAM of Greenville, S.C.; and 6 nieces and nephews.
    IN MOYOCK - David George BAGLEY, JR., 56, of Moyock, died August 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chesapeake General Hospital.  He was a native of Gary, Indiana.  Funeral services were conducted August 24 at 11:00 a.m. in the Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake, Va.  Burial followed in the Moyock Memorial Cemetery with military rites.  Mr. BAGLEY was employed with the Newport News Shipyard as a marine electrician.  He was a Catholic and retired First Class Fire Control Technician after 30 years in the U.S. Navy.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Korean and Viet Nam conflicts.  Mr. BAGLEY is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence Maesta BAGLEY; one step-daughter, Ms. Kathleen SHAFFER of Moyock; one son, Joseph George BAGLEY, III of Granberry, Texas; one step-son, Wallace J. KRONER, JR. of Moyock; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Ann WAGNER of Hurst, Texas; one brother, Philip E. BAGLEY of Oak Grove Village, Illinois; and 3 grandchildren.

September 14, 1983; pg. 5
   
HARRIS BIRTH -
Mr. & Mrs. Gettis Michael HARRIS would like to announce the birth of their son, Gettis Michael HARRIS, JR. born July 30 at DePaul Hospital.  Junior weighed in at 8 pounds and 13 ounces.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Ralph LANE of Coinjock. Maternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Gettis HARRIS, SR. of Powells Point.  The proud mother is the former Melody LANE of Coinjock.

September 21, 1983; pg. 11
   
IN SHAWBORO -
Mrs. Rosa Stevens Forbes MEADS, of Shawboro, died Saturday at 5:05 a.m. in the Albemarle Hospital.  She was a native of Camden County and resided in Shawboro for many years.  She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church.  Graveside services will be Sunday at 2:00 in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery by Rev. C.H. WELLONS, pastor.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Leary STEVENS and the wife of Charles Herman MEADS of the home.  Besides her husband, she is survived by nieces and nephews.
    IN CAMDEN - Marvin Griggs MEIGGS, age 72, died Saturday at 12:30 a.m. in Norfolk General Hospital after a long illness.  He was a native of Poplar Branch, formerly of Coinjock, and had lived in Chesapeake, Va. over 30 years.  He was in the executive branch of a lumber business before retiring from Firestone Rubber and Tire Co. after 20 years of working.  Graveside services will be Sunday in the Moyock Memorial Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Robert PUMBER, pastor of Sawyers Creek Baptist Church.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.  He was the son of the late George Washington and Amanda Spence MEIGGS and husband of Mrs. Marjorie Reid MEIGGS of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Marvin M. HANDY, JR. of Gallatin, Tennessee.
    IN MAPLE - Mrs. Shirley Ann Lewis RETHFORD, age 45, died Saturday night at 8:00 in Norfolk General Hospital after a two year illness.  She was a native of Princess Ann County, Va. and had lived in Currituck County for 16 years.  She was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church.  Funeral services were Tuesday at 2:00 in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by Rev. Douglas ALLEN.  Burial followed in the Snowden Cemetery in Maple.  She was the daughter of Mrs. Bernice Nash DILLION of Chesapeake, Va. and Delbert H. LEWIS of Accomac County, Virginia, and the wife of George L. RETHFORD of the home.  Besides her parents and husband, she is survived by two daughters: Misses Theresa and Lisa RETHFORD of the home; one son, Albert WARD of Chesapeake, Va.; one step-son, Michael RETHFORD of Maple.
    IN MOYOCK -Mr. George Washington BERRY, 61, of Moyock, died at 2:30 at his residence following a long illness.  Graveside services were Wednesday morning at 11:00 in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery by Rev. Homer STYONS, pastor of the Church of Christ.  Mr. BERRY was a native of Tyrrell County and had lived in the Moyock area for the past 33 years.  He was the son of the late William Thomas and Addie Midgett BERRY and the husband of Mrs Mabell Brickhouse BERRY of the home.  He was a farmer and a member of the Kilkenny, N.C. Church of Christ.  Besides his wife, Mr. BERRY is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Peggy SYLVESTER of Jacksonville, N.C. and Mrs. Patricia FOMINAYA of Falling Waters, West Virginia; three sons: Bill BERRY of Raleigh, Roger BERRY of Moyock and Orville BERRY of Blackwater, Virginia; two sisters: Mrs. Lydia CARTWRIGHT of Kilkenny and Mrs. Lucille BRICKHOUSE of Elizabeth City; two brothers: Ellis BERRY of Kilkenny and Nathan BERRY of Alliance, N.C.; and 11 grandchildren.
    IN GRANDY - Mrs. Hazel Ward BEASLEY, 79, of Grandy, died Tuesday morning at 9:20 in Guardian Care Rest Home after a long illness.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by Rev. H.H. HEMMINGWAY, pastor of Powells Point Baptist Church.  Burial followed in New Hollywood Cemetery.  Mrs. BEASLEY was a native of Ryland in Chowan County and lived in Grandy for the past 62 years.  She was a member of the Poplar Branch Baptist Church and daughter of the late Starkey and Mrs. Penniah Ward WARD.

October 5, 1983; pg. 1 (continued on page 6)
   
TRAGEDY STRIKES TWICE -
Two young men lost their lived in Currituck last weekend, one in a swimming accident and the other through natural causes.  Jerome Karl NIX, 28, of Maple, was found dead in his home Sunday morning by his father.  Currituck Sheriff Norman NEWBERN said the father of two daughter had died of natural causes.  NIX was found in his Maple home at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday.  An autopsy was performed the following day.  On Saturday a 17-year old Chesapeake man lost his life in the lonely waters off Corolla.  Kevin Marshall CHERRY drowned near the condominium development of Penny Hill-by-the-Sea after paddling out into the shallows at about 1 p.m.  Shortly thereafter, CHERRY was heard calling for help and waving some distance from the surf line.  His father, Marshall, 39, entered the ocean to save his son but was unsuccessful.  The younger CHERRY disappeared into the depths about 50 feet from his father.  Witnesses said several passing porpoises, part of a school estimated at 15, pushed the boy's body to shore.  "It was a very strange sight, the way those three porpoises worked themselves right up to the beach behind the body," said Gene AUSTIN, a Currituck deputy sheriff who was at the scene.  CHERRY, a high school honor student, had been helping his father, who works as an engineer in the area, during the weekend.  He was pronounced dead on arrival at Wright Clinic in Jarvisburg.  NIX's funeral is scheduled for today at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Chapel in Elizabeth City.  Burial will follow in Snowden Cemetery in Maple.  NIX is survived by his wife, Sharon Lee NIX; two daughters: Regina and Jennifer; and his parents, James Veto and Mrs. Elsie Roberts NIX.  He was a longshoreman and a member of the Longshoreman's #970
pg. 12
    IN COINJOCK -Mrs. Margaret Myers BRAY, 73, of Coinjock, died Sunday at 11:53 p.m. in the Albemarle Hospital.  Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11:00 in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Arthur KIRK, pastor of the Coinjock Baptist Church.  The body was taken to the Crumpler & Honeycutt Funeral Home in Clinton, N.C. for a funeral at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.  Burial followed in the family cemetery in Turkey, N.C.  Mrs. BRAY was a native of Mt. Olive, N.C., a former resident of Sampson County and had lived in Currituck County since 1946.  She taught in the public school system for 27 years, the last fourteen years being at Great Bridge, Virginia.  She served 6 years as Home Extension Agent in Currituck County and was also employed with Farmers Home Administration in Reidsville, N.C.  She attended Pineland Jr. College in Salemburg, N.C., ECU in Greenville, did graduate work at Women's College at the University of N.C. in Greensboro and attended the University of Virginia in Charlottsville, Va.  She was a member of the Coinjock Baptist Church and the Home Demonstration Club and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  She was the daughter of the late Haywood and Mrs. Eunice Quinn MYERS and the wife of the late Wallace BRAY.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Jean CAVANAUGH of Turkey, N.C.; one brother, Ralph MYERS of Turkey, N.C.; three half-brothers [not named] and several nieces and nephews.

October 15, 1983; pg. 10
   
IN JARVISBURG -
Nicholas "Nick" C. NEWBERN, age 70, of Jarvisburg, died Wednesday night in the Albemarle Hospital at 8:00 p.m. after a short illness.  He was a native of Currituck County and lived there all his life.  He was a farmer and member of the Hebron United Methodist Church.  Funeral services were held Friday at 1:00 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. G.T. HANFORD, assisted by the Rev. Herbert A. HEMMINGWAY.  Burial following in the family cemetery at Jarvisburg.  He was the son of the late Nicholas and Mrs. Mae Dutcher NEWBERN, SR. and the husband of Mrs. Murden Snow NEWBERN of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Nicholas D. NEWBERN of Jarvisburg; two sisters: Mrs. Hester BETTINGFIELD of Portsmouth, Va. and Mrs. Grace FORBES of Jarvisburg; one brother, Fred NEWBERN of Moyock; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
    IN POWELLS POINT - Mrs. Grace Pound WARD, age 92, of Powells Point, died Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. in the Albemarle Hospital following a long illness.  She was a native of Phelps, New York and had lived in Powells Point for the past 3 years.  There will be a memorial service held in Utica, New York at a later date.  The body is being cremated.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  The family will be at Anderson's Trailer Park in Kitty Hawk.  Mrs. WARD was a homemaker all her life, a member of the Grace Episcopal Church and the Eastern Star.  She was the daughter of the late Bert and Mrs. Ida Mae Steel POUND.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Grace W. PARKER of Powells Point; one son, Kenneth WARD of Effers, Florida; 39 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

November 5, 1983; pg. 8
   
IN SHAWBORO - William Elvin HOWELL, 40, of Shawboro, died Thursday morning at the Haywood County Hospital in Clyde, N.C.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 in the Elam Baptist Church in Gumberry, N.C.  Burial will follow in the Seaboard City Cemetery in Seaboard, N.C.  Branch Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is furnishing information.  Mr. HOWELL is survived by his wife [not named]; his step-father, W. Randolph MOODY and his mother, Mrs. Elvin L. MOODY, both of Seaboard, N.C.; one daughter, Miss Angie Lynn HOWELL of the home; one son, Daniel H. HOWELL of the home; and one brother, R.T. HOWELL of Richmond, Va.
    IN JARVISBURG - William Tillett SANDERS, 62, of Jarvisburg, died Wednesday at 1:50 a.m. in the Veterans Hospital in Virginia following a short illness.  Graveside services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in New Hollywood Cemetery by the Rev. Mike WILLARD, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, assisted by Chaplain Elwood RITCHIE of the VFW.  Military rites will be conducted at the grave.  A native of Elizabeth City, he had lived in Jarvisburg for the past 5 years.  He was a former mechanic with the Auto Body & Fender Works and was employed with the Island Body Shop in Jarvisburg.  He was a member of the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post #6060.
pg. 9
    IN POINT HARBOR - Mrs. Gloria Hawthorne DUNCAN, age 48, of Point Harbor, died at her residence after a short illness.  She was a native of the Bronx, New York and resided in Point Harbor since 1977.  She was a supervisor at Roses Department Store at Nags Head and was an Episcopalian.  Arrangements are pending at Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City.  The body will be sent to Long Island, N.Y. for burial and funeral services.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning in the Orlando Funeral Home in Oyster Bay, N.Y.  Burial will follow in the Pine Lawn Cemetery in Long Island, N.Y.  She was the daughter of Everett HAWTHORNE of Oyster Bay, N.Y. and Eve HAWTHORNE of the Bronx, N.Y.  Besides her parents, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Pamela H. RUNION of Herndon, Va.; one son, Lt. Aubrey B. DUNCAN, JR., USMC stationed in Jacksonville, N.C.; one brother, Major Everett HAWTHORNE of Germany; and 3 grandchildren.
    IN GRANDY - Mr. Harrison Benjamin MIDGETT, age 94, of Grandy, died Monday at Winslow Memorial Home after a long illness.  He was a native of Rodanthe, N.C.  He was a retired farmer and a professional hunting guide and a member of the Powells Point Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 in the Powells Point Baptist Church in Grandy.  Burial will following in the church cemetery.  The body will be carried from Twiford's Funeral Home to the church one hour prior to the services.  The family will be at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Albert TREADWELL.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.  He was the son of the late Albert and Sarah MIDGETT and the husband of the late Emily Brickhouse MIDGETT.  He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Mary NANTZ of Virginia Beach and Mrs. Dorothy TREADWELL of Grandy; two sons: Elton MIDGETT of Abington, Virginia and H.B. MIDGETT, JR. of Harbinger; 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
    IN KNOTTS ISLAND - Angus Matthew "Skipper" STRAWHAND, 70, of Knotts Island, died Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Guardian Care Nursing Home.  He was a native of Princesse Anne Co., Virginia.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 in the Knotts Island United Methodist Church by the Rev. Virginia McCLANNON.  Burial will follow in the Knotts Island Cemetery.  Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake, Va. is in charge of arrangements.  Mr. STRAWHAND was retired from Civil Service as a sheet metal mechanic at the Naval Air Station in Oceana, Virginia and was a member of the Knotts Island United Methodist Church.  He was the son of the late William Edward and Mrs. Lucy Alberson STRAWHAND and the husband of Mrs. Mildred White STRAWHAND of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Bonney Ford STRAWHAND of Shawboro; three grandchildren: Glenn and Michael STRAWHAND of Knotts Island, and Debbie Kay STRAWHAND of Shawboro; one great-grandchild, Christie STRAWHAND of Chesapeake, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

November 19, 1983; pg. 10
   
IN GRANDY -
Mrs. Sarah McHorney HOVERSTOCK, age 76, widow of Elvin HOVERSTOCK, died November 10.  A native of Grandy, she had made her home in Emporia, Va.  She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mrs. Maggie Evans McHORNEY.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Hoverstock ___K? of Emporia, Virginia.  Nichols Funeral Home in Emporia is in charge of arrangements.
    IN HARBINGER - Lawrence DUNTON, 79, of Harbinger, died Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in the Albemarle Hospital following an illness of 2 months.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 4:00 at the graveside in the Powells Point Christian Church Cemetery by Rev. Cecil STYONS.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  Mr. DUNTON was a native of Aydlett and had lived in Harbinger most of his life.  He was a retired U.S. Mail Carrier and a member of the Powells Point Christian Church.  He was the son of the late John Julian "Dick" and Mrs. Addie Elizabeth Saunderson DUNTON and the husband of the late Mrs. Ella Forbes DUNTON.  Mr. DUNTON is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth D. CAROON of Aydlett; and one brother, Richard DUNTON of Aydlett.


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