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Dolly Cemetery - Nags Head Woods

From Hwy 158 in Kill Devil Hills take Ocean Acres Dr. and go for 1.1 miles or until it intersects with Old Nags Head Road.  Turn left on Old Nags Head Rd. and go about 2.2 miles.  The cemetery will be on the left not far off the road.  Kept clean but some of the stones have been vandalized.  Photographs were taken in May 2010 by Kay Midgett Sheppard.

NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS / INSCRIPTION
Barker [Barco], Easter [Jan. 5, 1823] [Feb. 22, 1901] [Dates unreadable on tombstone--information from Sacred to Their Memory]
Barnett, Agnes Wise May 8, 1905 Dec. 3, 1988 [Double with Horace Judson Barnett]  [Footstone]
Barnett, Horace Judson Feb. 16, 1895 Nov. 23, 1974 [Double with Agnes Wise Barnett]  [Military Marker]  [Footstone]
Beasley, Lorna Dean Oct. 8, 1930 Oct. 9, 1930 Dau. of Charlie & Thelma Beasley - At Rest  [Footstone]
Beasley, William J. [July] 1855 [Jan. 23] 1927 Father - Dying is but going home.
[Double with Mary Beasley Sawyer]  [Footstone]
[Death certificate states Wm. died at the age of 92.  His age is inconsistent in census records--age 26 in 1880; age 55, born July 1844 in 1900; age 70 in 1910 and age 80 in 1920.  His death date on the certificate is given as Jan. 23, 1926, not 1927 as the tombstone indicates.]
Bowles, Reverend John W. [Aug. 28] 1915
[SS Deaths]
[Nov. 11] 1972
[SS Deaths]
[Funeral Home Marker]
Bunch, Elizabeth Barnett Mauldin Aug. 17, 1924 July 13, 2011 [see obituary]
Bunch, Levie Carson Jr. July 25, 1952   [Back of tombstone]  ['Rocco" buried beside him]
Culpepper, Alwilda Jan. 14, 1872 Oct. 10, 1956 Mother  [Double with John E. Culpepper]
Culpepper, Charlie Sherman Sept. 16, 1901 Nov. 14, 1976 [Double with Evelyn Dough Culpepper]
[Culpepper, Cotelier] [[June 21, 1903] [Aug. 19, 1903] [This tombstone was visible in 1996 but could not be found in 2010]
Culpepper, Eldon Roy Sept. 13, 1896 May 31, 1956 North Carolina  BM1 US Coast Guard  World War I
Culpepper, Evelyn Dough July 1, 1905 Jan. 23, 1999 [Double with Charlie Sherman Culpepper]  [see obituary]
Culpepper, Fay Marie Feb. 22, 1931    
Culpepper, Horatio B. Sept. 11, 1901 Jan. 22, 1960 At Rest  [Footstone]
Culpepper, Horatio B. Jr. September 14, 1930 April 23, 1951 Tho lost to sight, to memory dear.  [see obituary]
Culpepper, John E. Nov. 28, 1872 June 4, 1944 Father  [Double with Alwilda Culpepper]  [see obituary]
Culpepper, Milton T. Sept. 18, 1899 May 23, 1936 Father - Earth has no sorrow [rest is buried]
Culpepper, Ruby M. [Sept. 15] 1896 [Nov. 2] 1982 [see obituary]
Dinwiddie, Frank Bruce Nov. 27, 1914 Dec. 1, 1962  
Dinwiddie, Maude Hasbrouck 1871 1951 Mother - With the Lord
Gray, Evelyn Wise Apr. 19, 1908 Apr. 27, 1996 Mother - Wed Dec. 26, 1925   [Double with Walter Bailey Gray, Sr.]
[see obituary]
Gray, Walter Bailey Jr. Oct. 30, 1926 Jul. 8, 2007 US Coast Guard World War II - In God we trust  [see obituary]
Gray, Walter Bailey Sr. Nov. 17, 1905 Jan. 9, 1993 Father - Wed Dec. 26, 1925  [Double with Evelyn Wise Gray]
[Military Marker]  [see obituary]
Hollowell, Alva Wise Parker May 6, 1912 May 23, 1998 [Double with Wm. Graham Hollowell]
[NOTE:  Alva married Wm. G. Parker in the 1930s then married Abel E. Parker in Norfolk, Va. on July 13, 1948]
Hollowell, Ethel T. Apr. 16, 1893 Oct. 21, 1964 Into Thy hands I commend my spirit.  [Footstone]  [see obituary]
Hollowell, Wm. Graham April 9, 1911 June 14, 1941 Good-bye dear husband, sleep and rest.  God will take me to you when he thinks it best.
[Double with Alva Wise Parker Hollowell]  [Footstone]
Jennette, Patrick Brett [Dec. 6, 1965 Va.] [Jan. 25, 1984 Va.] Faith Hope Love
Johnson, Audrey B. Feb. 22, 1929 Sept. 10, 1983 In Loving Memory - Daughter  [Double with Thelma M. Wise]
[Footstone]  [Closeup]  [see obituary]
Johnson, Blanche M. Apr. 16, 1914 Apr. 6, 1985 [Double with Charlie M. Johnson]  [Footstone]
Johnson, Charlie M. Jan. 11, 1913 Oct. 7, 1997 [Double with Blanche M. Johnson]  [Footstone]  [see obituary]
Koger, Edna Wise Tillett Jan. 16, 1904 June 9, 1996 [see obituary]
Mann, baby     [Stamped name on concrete marker]
Mann, Dorothy White Culpepper Mar. 4, 1912 Mar. 3, 1983 [Footstone]
Mann, Lathan R. Dec. 26, 1922 Dec. 21, 1975 Gone so soon.
Mann, Lewis L. Jan. 20, 1922 Jan. 14, 1980 [Double with Millicent C. Mann]  [Footstone]
Mann, Millicent C. Feb. 18, 1926 Sept. 7, 1986 [Double with Lewis L. Mann]  [Footstone]
Mann, Polly [1904] [1946] [In 1996 a wooden marker with 1904-1946 was visible but now a concrete marker with a stamped name on it is what marks Polly's grave.]
Mann, T.L. [Thomas Lathan] Oct. 6, 1894 Sept. 28, 1922 [Footstone]  [see obituary for "Lathan" Mann]
Peterson, E.F. [Edwin Farrow] Feb. 15, 1884 May 26, 1922 Age 38 Yrs. 3 Mos. 4 [unreadable]

Heaven retaineth now my treasure
Earth the lonely casket keeps
And the sunbeams love to linger
Where my sainted [remainder of epitaph is underground]

Peterson, J.[John] C. Oct. 1, 1848 June 19, 1923 He is not dead, only sleeping.  [Closeup]  [Footstone]  [see obituary]
[Peterson, Jennie] broken stone [May 5, 1862] [Mar. 24, 1902] [Closeup- epitaph unreadable]  [Footstone]
Sawyer, Mary Beasley [Apr.] 1862 [May 20] 1939 Mother - Dying is but going home.
[Double with William J. Beasley]  [Footstone]
[NOTE: Mary Ann O'Neal married Wm. J. Beasley in Manteo on Oct. 18, 1884 then married Levin B. Sawyer on Apr. 1, 1931]
[Tillett, Cottie P.] broken stone [Oct. 11, 1871] [July 3, 1935] [Wife of J.H. Tillett]
Toler, John [wooden marker] [May 10, 1874] [Dec. 26] 1942 [see obituary]
Toler, Lula M. [Nov. 28] 1895 [Dec. 26] 1942 Mother  [see obituary]  [Footstone]
Twiford, Andrew B. Apr. 10, 1852 Feb. 13, 1935 He sleepeth, but not forever.  [Closeup
Twiford, Lovey Jan. 10, 1869 Aug. 28, 1886  
[Twiford, Synthia Dowdy] [May 16, 1855] [Nov. 1, 1932] [Footstone next to Andrew B. Twiford who married Synthia Dowdy Perry in 1871]
Twiford, Zadok Jan. 14, 1860 Jan. 5, 1887 The News and Observer, (Raleigh, NC) Friday, January 21, 1887; Issue 45
North Carolina News Happenings as Told by the State Press ---
A painful statement comes to us that Zad Twiford of Nags Head, son-in-law of William Tillett, was shot, probably on Thursday while ducking in Currituck sound. It was not stated whether the shooting was designed or accidental or whether the wound was fatal.
Wise, Clara P. May 14, 1916 July 10, 1932 She faltered by the wayside and the angels took her home.
Wise, Edward W. Feb. 20, 1915 Nov. 3, 1947 None knew thee but to love thee.  [Footstone]
Wise, Jack Dempsey Sr. Dec. 24, 1918 Feb. 5, 1982 In loving memory of our death father.  [Wise Family Marker]  [see obituary]
Wise, John Lewis Mar. 7, 1939 Mar. 7, 1939 Son of Jack & Pearl Wise - Sleeping  [Footstone]
Wise, John Pigott Oct. 20, 1881 Dec. 11, 1956 He was the sunshine of our home.  [Double with Mary Beasley Wise]  [Closeup]
Wise, Justine Leigh Oct. 17, 1958    
Wise, Mary Beasley Jan. 13, 1886 June 14, 1979 [Closeup]
Wise, Reuben May 6, 1924 June 9, 1924 At Rest  [Footstone]
Wise, Thelma M. Aug. 10, 1910 July 25, 2001 Asleep in Jesus - Mother  [Double with Audrey B. Johnson]
[Closeup]  [Footstone]
Wise, Viola M. Jan. 29, 1920 Mar. 28, 1970  
Wise, Virgal Stapp [Apr. 18] 1921 [Jan. 21] 1942 Sweetly he sleeps in Jesus never to awake or weep.  Mourners behold your loved one is sleeping his last long sleep.  [Footstone]
Wookie [a pet]   Oct. 18, 1999 God's gift to me  [marker found in the Jack D. Wise family plot--perhaps the pet of Justine Leigh Wise]

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