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Carol Dean Bacik

BUXTON - Carol Dean Bacik, loving, wife, mother and grandmother, passed on to the peace of her Lord at 75 years of age, Friday, September 17, 2004 in Chesapeake General Hospital with her loving husband and family by her side. She has been a very active member of Our Lady of the Sea Catholic Parish and Hatteras Island Community in Buxton, N.C. for the past 15 years.  Born in Brooklyn, New York, November 24, 1928, as the only child of Samuel Randolph and Gertrude Nash Dean, her father was a member of Pioneers of Broadcasting and treasurer of CBS at its inception, until retiring. She was a summer camp waterfront counselor in Maryland and volunteer leader in a downtown New York urban center. She graduated from Penn Hall Prep School, Chambersburg, Pa, Hood College (past member President’s Round Table) in Frederick, Md. with a BS and Shippensburg State University, Pa with a Master’s Degree in Education. While a resident of Chambersburg, Pa, her love of teaching showed in her work as an elementary teacher at Chambersburg area schools and in her development of the first CCD Religious Education Program at Corpus Christi Parish with Father Fontanella. An active member of the American Association of University Women she served as the local chapter president, on the Pa. State Board, and as their State and National Lobbyist.  After moving to Fredericksburg, Va. in 1973 she helped start the Saint Vincent De Paul Charity Conference there as well as being a contributing member of the Virginia Museum in Richmond, Va. and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In Fredericksburg she put aside her teaching career to join her husband in building their privately owned business, Arby Construction Enterprises. She was a member of the Va. and Md. Roofing Contractors Association. This Mfg. Rep for construction materials gave them many opportunities for international travel to every continent except Australia. Highlights were their trips to the Holy Land and Rome, ancestral homes in Ireland and the Czech Republic, several days alone with a guide on the Serengeti Plain in Africa, Barbados and Singapore. She tied in her love of educating children by taking slide shows of her trips to many schools and organization.  In 1987 she and her husband retired to Frisco on the Outer Banks of NC. There she kept very active in her interests by joining various associations including board member, National American Glass Club, Glass Associates, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Va., various garden clubs, Cape Hatteras Bird Club, Volunteer for National Park Service, Hatteras Light House and Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. She led many visitors to the Outer Banks on bird walks and lectures doing much to promote the ecological needs of this national sanctuary for wildlife. She was one of few who could walk among birds without scattering them. Hummingbirds were known to land on her shoulder and her interests in hummingbirds led to a banding program on the Outer Banks. She was a past member and vice-president of the Board of Governors for the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island, N.C. Central to her faith was the expression of it to the youngest members. She was a certified Lay Minister of the Catholic Church, member of the Altar Society, Woman’s Guild and served as Religious Education Teacher for her local parish. She suffered many children to come unto her and they were the better for it.  She was preceded to the peace of our Lord by her son Brian Bacik and is survived by her husband, Richard Bacik of Buxton, N.C. her children, Cheryl Bacik of Washington, DC; Diana Hamsher of Jacksonville Beach, Fl and Andrew Bacik and his wife Janet of Charlotte, NC, her grandchildren by Cheryl, Amanda Bacik, and by Andrew and Janet, Eileen, Meghan, Brian and Lauren Bacik; cousins, James, Gordon and Ted Stewart and surviving members of the Dean family in Ga.  A funeral mass will be Tuesday Sept 21st, 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Sea and a graveside service will be in Chambersburg, Pa, Thursday Sept 23rd. Arrangements are being handled by Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, N.C.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 21, 2004; pg. 6A)

Mary Patterson Baggerly

MANTEO - Mary “Betty” Patterson Baggerly, 87, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at an Elizabeth City medical facility. Mrs. Baggerly was born in Pittsburgh, PA. She was a member of the Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church, A volunteer for the Dare County Library. She delivered meals on wheels and was a former member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and choir member. Mrs. Baggerly was the daughter of the late Dr. Frank B. Patterson and the late Viola Grove Patterson and the widow of Harrison D. Baggerly.  She is survived by one daughter, Katherine Dryburgh of Murrysville, PA; one sister, Adelaide Menham of N. Huntington, PA; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Isherwood; one sister, Mildred Lambirth; two brothers, William Patterson and Frank “Sonny” Patterson.  A memorial service will be held at the Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Lori Pister and Rev. Tom Murphy officiating. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Mary Anna Midgette Baggett

BUXTON - Mary Anna Midgette Baggett, 79, peacefully left this world to rest in the sweet arms of Jesus while being surrounded by her loving family. She passed away at her home in Buxton, on April 2, 2005. She was born in Buxton, but also lived in Norfolk and Richmond, Va. Upon her husband's retirement, they moved back to the home place in Buxton in 1987. Mr. and Mrs. Baggett had just celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary in January 2005. Her life was spent in dedication to her family. Left to cherish her loving memory are her husband, Robert L. Baggett Sr. and her children, Roberta and Jimmy King of Kill Devil Hills, Gloria J. Wall of Buxton, Robert and Becky Baggett of Powells Point, Carolyn Spencer of Chesterfield, Va., Juanita and Crouse Gray of Southern Shores and Albert and Joann Baggett of Richmond. She had 18 grandchildren, John Locklear, Eddie Locklear, David Locklear, Patti Merrell, Steven Locklear (deceased), Ronald Taflinger, Donald Taflinger, Robbie Taflinger (deceased), Mary Anna Alred, Troy Wall, Elizabeth Baggett, Bobby Baggett, Shawn Spencer, Melissa Spencer, Jennifer Allen, Angela Smith, Frances Schwickerath and Albert Baggett Jr. She also had 23 grandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers, Hermond and Bobby of Buxton, Milton of Norfolk and Brad of Chocowinity, N.C.; two sisters, Zella Phillips of Buxton and Alvania Sims of Barco, N.C.; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Annie and Eddie Midgette formerly of Buxton; and two brothers, Edward and Albert Midgette. She was loved by all. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grandy Assembly of God Church on Augusta Drive, Grandy, N.C. Pastor Steven King will be conducting the memorial service. Smith and Austin Funeral Home of Columbia is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 7, 2005; pg. 12A)

Robert Lee Baggett, Sr.

Robert Lee Baggett Sr., 84, peacefully left this world to rest in the sweet arms of Jesus while being surrounded by his loving family. He passed away at his home in Kill Devil Hills Oct. 3, 2006. He had recently relocated from Buxton to Kill Devil Hills to be closer to his children after the death of his wife, Mary Midgette Baggett of Buxton. He was born in Rich Square, N.C. He met and married his wife in Buxton. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after World War II, he settled his family in Norfolk. In November 1961, the family was relocated to Richmond, Va., until he retired in 1987 and he and his wife returned to Buxton. His loving and beautiful wife passed away April 2, 2005. They had been married for 63 years at the time of her passing. His life was spent in setting an example for and in complete dedication to his family. Having been predeceased by his wife, he left a wonderful and loving memory to be cherished by his children, Roberta and Jimmy King of Kill Devil Hills, Gloria J. Wall of Colington, Robert and Becky Baggett of Powells Point, Carolyn Spencer of Chesterfield, Va., Juanita and Crouse Gray of Point Harbor, Albert and Joann Baggett of Richmond, Va., and a foster son, Kenneth Newman, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He had 18 grandchildren, John Locklear, Eddie Locklear, David Locklear, Patti Merrill, Steven Locklear (deceased), Ronald Taflinger, Donald Taflinger, Robbie Taflinger (deceased), Mary Anna Alred, Troy Wall, Elizabeth Baggett, Bobby Baggett, Shawn Spencer, Melissa Spencer, Jennifer Allen, Angela Smith, Frances Schwickerath and Albert Baggett Jr. He also had a total of 26 great-grandchildren. He is survived by three sisters, Margaret Johnson of Courtland, Va., Iona Whisenart of Morganton, N.C. and Helen Toombs of Powhatan, Va. He was predeceased by two brothers, Wilson Baggett of Ahoskie, N.C. and George Baggett of Great Bridge, Va., as well as a younger sister, Paige King of Harrellsville, N.C. He leaves behind a host of relatives and friends who love him very much. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Grandy Assembly of God Church on Augusta Drive, Grandy, N.C. Pastor Steven King will be conducting the memorial service. The family will receive family and friends in the church fellowship hall directly after the service. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Maestas & Bailey Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, 1801 Baltic Ave., Virginia Beach.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 10, 2006; pg. 10A)

Charlie Law Bagley

Charlie Law Bagley, 82, Rock Hill, S.C., died Tuesday in a Rock Hill hospital.  He was the widower of the former Jennie Way O'Neal of Buxton.  He was a member of the Oakdale Baptist Church in Rock Hill, a veteran of the Mexican War and was retired after forty years with J.C. Stevens Co.  He is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Margie Faulkenberry and Mrs. Boncil Funderburke, both of Rock Hill, and Mrs. Barnette E. Stowe of Georgetown, S.C.; three sons: Edward O. Bagley, Charles R. Bagley and John Grandy Bagley, all of Rock Hill; three sisters; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Oakdale Baptist Church with interment in the Grandview Cemetery.  Bass Funeral Home, Rock Hill, has charge.  (unknown newspaper - Thursday, October 7, 1976)  [Note: SS Deaths state that Charlie Bagley was born Sept. 9, 1894 & died in Oct. 1976]

Jennie Way O'Neal Bagley

Mrs. Jennie Way O'Neal Bagley, 73, of Route 2, Rock Hill, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 1969 at York General Hospital.  Born in Buxton, she moved to Hock Hill in 1912.  She was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Charlie Law Bagley; three daughters: Mrs. Margie Weaver, Mrs. Barnette F. Stowe, and Mrs. Vonell Funderbirk, of Rock Hill; three sons: Edward O. Bagley, Charles R. Bagley, and John G. Bagley, all of Rock Hill; one sister, Mrs. Almetia Payne of Wanchese; five foster sisters and five foster brothers; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Funeral service were conducted Monday at 4:30 p.m. from the Oakdale Baptist Church.  Interment was in Grandview Memorial Park.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 21, 1969; pg. 8)

Melvin D. Bagwell
Born in East Lake, North Carolina on Sep. 3, 1938

Departed on Dec. 16, 2012 and resided in Norfolk, VA

Melvin D. Bagwell, 74, of Norfolk went to be with the Lord at his home surrounded by his family Sunday, December 16, 2012.  He was born in East Lake, North Carolina September 3, 1938 the son of the late Clarence and Levonia Bagwell. Melvin was a member of Gateway Free Will Baptist Church for 41 years. He retired from the Virginian Pilot Press Room after 44 years of service.  Melvin is survived by his loving family including his wife of 46 years Vivian Leigh Cornette Bagwell; three sons, Matthew Bagwell and his wife Tracy, Daniel Bagwell and Andrew Bagwell and his wife Judy; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted Thursday December 20, 2012 at 11:30 am in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Pastors Dale Burden and Brent Patrick will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach.  (Altmeyer Funeral Home)  [Submitted by Janet Ford]

Don Michael Bailey

FRISCO, NC - Don Michael Bailey, 46, died on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Bailey was born in Shelby, Miss. and worked with the NC DOT Ferry Division. He attended Frisco Assembly of God, was a 1977 graduate of Cape Hatteras High School and was a life long Hatteras Island wrestler. Mr. Bailey was the son of the late Frederick Franklin Bailey and the late Doris Lott Bailey.  He is survived by one daughter, Doris Suzanne Bailey of Frisco and one sister, Betty Bailey Barnett also of Frisco; his former wife, Suzy Bailey Miller of Frisco.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Little Grove Methodist Church in Frisco on Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Roger Barnett officiating. Burial will take place in the Barnett Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Betty Barnett, 53132 Hwy 12 in Frisco on Friday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and at other times.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 11, 2004; pg. 15A)

Elizabeth Burrus Bailey

HATTERAS - Elizabeth "Bibby" Burrus Bailey, 78, died Tuesday, July 24 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Bailey, born in Hatteras, was a retired secretary for a pharmaceutical company. She was also secretary for Midgett Realty for 15 years and was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Calvin and Essie Spires Burrus. Mrs. Bailey is survived by a son, William Blane "Bill" Bailey of Athens, Greece; a sister, Marcella Dawes of Idaho; a brother, Calvin Burrus of Buxton; and three grandchildren: Nathan, Jacob, and David Bailey. A memorial service will be held at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 29 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Holt Clarke officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 26, 2001; pg. 4B)

Edith Hendrickson Baker

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Edith Hendrickson Baker, 85, passed away at her home Dec. 25, 2010. Born Dec. 7, 1925, in Mount Lookout, W.Va., she was the oldest daughter of the late Alexander Hamilton Hendrickson and Emma Jane Shackelford Hendrickson. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, George A. "Jeff" Baker; two older brothers, Alec Jr. and Lysle Hendrickson; her younger sister, Jean H. Lipscomb; and a stepdaughter, Katharine "Winkie" Thornton. She is survived by four brothers and their spouses, Bernard and Stella Hendrickson, Judson and Ruby Hendrickson, John and Linda Hendrickson, and William (Bill) and Wanda Hendrickson of West Virginia; and her six children and their spouses, Chris and Jeanette Baker of Phoenix, Ariz., Brian and Patty Baker of Olney, Md., Steve and Jeri Baker of Columbia, Md., Mark and Linda Baker of Brookeville, Md., Betsy and Robby Robinson of Powells Point, N.C., and Tracy and Don Turner of Westminster, Md. She is survived by 12 grandchildren, Ethan and Justin Baker, Kelly, Emily and Matt Baker, Brandon and Colleen Baker, Rachel and Tom Baker, Bonnie Robinson, and Edie Lee and George Turner; and by several stepchildren, Bruce Baker of Pennsylvania, Beverly and Ron Freida of New York and Florida, Virginia "Ginny" and Dale Esse of New York, and Doug Baker of Maryland. "Edie" worked for many years as an executive secretary for Vitro Laboratories in Rockville, Md., before retiring with her husband to the Outer Banks in 1979. She spent her remaining years enjoying the sun and surf, but also worked for local businesses and as a volunteer for the GEM Adult Day Services. She continued learning into her later years, attending College of the Albemarle in Dare County, and was an active member of the Outer Banks chapter of NARFE. She loved all types of music, and one of her greatest pleasures was hearing her children singing together while playing their guitars, dobros, and bagpipes. Her wish was to be cremated, and Gallop Funeral Services in Nags Head, N.C., is assisting the family with the arrangements. A memorial service will be held at a later date to celebrate the wonderful sister, mother, grandmother and friend she was to all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in her memory to any of the following organizations, or to a charitable organization of your choice: Interfaith Community Outreach, The American Cancer Society , GEM Adult Day Services, Hosea House, Food for Thought, and the Dare County Library in Kill Devil Hills. "The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep."- Robert Frost.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, December 29, 2010)

Karen Lee Tillett Ball

WANCHESE - Karen Lee Tillett Ball, 68, died December 16, 2006. Ms. Ball was born in Painsville, OH to the late L. Leland and Ola Stowe Tillett. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese and a former hotel guest service manager.  Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Denise “Kim” Hanlon of Virginia Beach; son Richard Leland Terry of Wanchese; 2 sisters, Julie Salmon and husband Linwood of Chesapeake, and Evelyn Tillett of Wanchese; 3 grandchildren, Karen, Shawn, and Ryan; 3 great-grandchildren; her best friend Karen Krulik; and her loving companion “Daisy”.  The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Monday from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 pm at Bethany United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Cudworth Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 19, 2006; pg. 10A)

Ann Rogerson Ballance

MANNS HARBOR - Ann Rogerson Ballance, 71 of Manns Harbor, NC died on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Ballance was born in Elizabeth City, NC, the daughter of the late Johnnie Henderson Rogerson and Effie Davenport Rogerson. She was a homemaker, a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, the Manns Harbor Women’s Club and the Quilting Club.  Mrs. Ballance is survived by her husband, Rodney Dale Ballance of the residence; a daughter, Susan R. Wood and husband, Curtis of Greensboro, NC; two sons, Rodney D. Ballance, Jr. and wife, Heather of MO and Terry L. Ballance and wife, Nicky of Manteo, NC; one brother, Douglas Rogerson and wife, Lois of Elizabeth City, NC; five grandchildren, Joel, Stephanie, Jonathan, Sarah and Nick; and one great-grandson, Fisher.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00 am with Rev. Roger Barnett officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, Manns Harbor. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Annie Daisy Stowe Ballance

Mrs. Annie Daisy Stowe Ballance, 82, a lifelong resident of Hatteras, died Saturday [Sept. 12, 1964] at 1:10 p.m. in her home after an illness of two years. She was the widow of John Ballance and the daughter of Alonzo and Mrs. Nancy Willis Stowe. She is survived by two sons, Elmer Ballance of Hatteras and Linwood Ballance of Staten Island, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Daisy Gaskins of Hatteras; a brother, Nelson Stowe of Hatteras; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral service was held Monday at 11 a.m. in Twiford Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Aundrey Royce Ballance

Aundrey Royce "Ray" Ballance, 76, passed away June 14, 2007. He was born to Clarence D. and Nola Willis Ballance April 3, 1931, on Hatteras Island, N.C. Royce "Ray" was trained as a surgical assistant and served for eight years with the U.S. Army from 1949 until 1958 with assignments in Korea and Japan. He was a surgical assistant at Norfolk General Hospital for 13 years and retired from Chesapeake General Hospital in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Susan C. Ballance; daughter, Anna B. Brown and her husband Bobby; two granddaughters, Raven and Skylar Brown; a sister, Buena Ballance; and many loving family members. A celebration of life service will be conducted in Grassfield Baptist Church, 1772 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007. Cremation Society of Virginia, Virginia Beach, is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 19, 2007; pg. 10A)

Bernice Ramon Ballance

BUXTON, N.C. - Bernice Ramon Ballance, 89, died Thursday [March 21, 1974] at 2:25 p.m. in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Hatteras, he was the husband of Mrs. Buena Midgett Ballance and was a retired Coast Guard lieutenant. He was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church, Buxton Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies, and Sudan Shrine Temple in New Bern. Besides his widow, survivors include a daughter, Mrs. M. Jeffries Paul of Buxton; and two sons: Loran H. Ballance of Morehead City and Dorland R. Ballance of Buxton, The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, March 23, 1974)

Bernice James Ballance

BUXTON - Bernice James Ballance, 65, of Buxton, died on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Avon Medical Center.  Mr. Ballance, born in Elizabeth City, NC, was a charter boat captain and a lifelong fisherman. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army, including two tours in Vietnam.  He was the son of the late Loran H. and Lucy Gray Ballance and the grandson of the late Capt. Bernice R. and Buena Midgett Ballance.  Mr. Ballance is survived by a daughter, Kala Marie Ballance of Buxton; a sister, Carolyn Ballance of Manteo, a nephew, Brent Brewer of New Bern; and a niece, Kristen Brewer of Morehead City.  He is also survived by a long-time friend, Laura Severson.  A memorial service will be held at Mr. Ballance’s home in Buxton on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the NC Watermans Association, POB 536, Hatteras, NC 27943.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Buena Vista Ballance

Buena Vista Ballance, 100 of 1075 US Highway 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Winslow Memorial Home.  A native of Hatteras, NC, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Drayton Ballance and Nola Willis Ballance.  She was retired from the Elizabeth City Cotton Mill and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.  She is survived by two daughters, Grace Latham Quidley of Augusta, GA, and Yvonne Latham Lilly and husband Bill of Elizabeth City, NC; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and eleven great great grandchildren.  She was pre-deceased by an infant, Myrna Loy Latham; four sisters, Myrtle Ballance, Rosalie Hardy, Mable Creef, and Senora Merrill; and five brothers, Drayton Ballance, David Ballance, Royce Ballance, Lewis Ballance and Ray Ballance.  A graveside funeral service will be Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Old Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. Bryan Pease officiating.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of the daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Lilly, 1109 Baxter Street, Elizabeth City, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Ballance family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Cecil G. Ballance

Cecil G. Ballance, 76, of Hatteras, died Monday night [Nov. 22, 1976] in the Norfolk General Hospital after a short illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras and a retired carpenter. He was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, the Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698, AF&AM, Order of Eastern Star #303 at Buxton, veteran of WWI serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, a board director of the Cape Hatteras Electric Membership Corp. He was the son of the late Bascum B. and Mrs. Dorcas Gaskins Ballance and husband of Mrs. Mary B. Ballance. Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William V. Lingo of Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Ursa Stowe of Hatteras; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Hatteras United Methodist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hatteras. Twiford Island Chapel is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, November 25, 1976)

Charlie H. Ballance [Sr.]

Funeral services for Charlie H. Ballance, 63, who died Friday at the Marine Hospital in Norfolk, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock by the Rev. W.L. Gregory at his home at Hatteras.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Hatteras.  Mr. Ballance was the son of Millard F. and Mary Willis Ballance and was the husband of Mrs. Linda [Lina] Ballance.  Other survivors include two sons: Charlie Ballance, Jr. of Hatteras and Millard Ballance of the U.S. Engineers; two daughters: Mrs. Hilda Ballance Brown of Marshallburg and Mrs. Melvin Basnight of Lakehurst, N.J.; and several grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Donald Oden, Edgar Styron, Albert Austin, Denny Basnight, Alma Burrus and Roy Gray.  Masonic rites were conducted by Masonic Lodge #521 of Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 9, 1951; pg. 1)

Charlie Hand Ballance, Jr.

HATTERAS - Charlie Hand Ballance, Jr., 58, died Sunday [Aug. 10, 1980] at his residence following a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras. He was retired from the N.C. Dept. of Transportation Ferry Division. He was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church and member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM. He was s son of the late Charlie H. Ballance, Sr. and the late Mrs. Lina Styron Ballance. Survivors include two sisters: Mrs. Hilda Brown of Hatteras and Mrs. Maxine Basnight of Manteo; three nieces and two nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by Rev. Fred Roberts and Rev. Joe Moser. Burial followed in the Ballance Family Cemetery in Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 14, 1980)

Charlotte Odin Ballance

HATTERAS, N.C. - Charlotte Odin Ballance, 83, a native of Hatteras and the widow of Reuben H. Ballance, died Tuesday [Nov. 8, 1983] in her home. Mrs. Ballance had owned and operated a store in Hatteras and was a former sales clerk. She also was a former clerk in a Hatteras motel. She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Hatteras Island Chapter #303. Survivors include two daughters: Clarice Gray of Frisco and Aldena Midgett of Hatteras; two brothers: John M. Odin of Massapequa, N.Y. and Bernice Odin of Wilmington; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Revs. Lewis Dillman, Joe Moser and Ronnie Midgett. Burial will be in Ballance Family Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - November 1983)

Clarence D. Ballance

Clarence D. Ballance of Hatteras, retired boatman and fisherman, died Wednesday night [June 1, 1960] in the Marine Hospital in Norfolk where he had been a patient for several weeks. He was the son of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Ballance, the husband of the late Nola Willis Ballance and a highly regarded lifelong resident of Hatteras. He is survived by 5 sons and 5 daughters; also a brother, Capt. B.R. Ballance of Buxton; two sisters: Mrs. Addie Gaskins of Black Mountain, and Mrs. Gracie Austin of Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 3, 1960)

Clarence Drayton Ballance, Jr.

ELIZABETH CITY - Clarence Drayton Ballance, Jr. of Elizabeth City died Tuesday, November 10, at Albemarle Hospital at the age of 76. A native of Hatteras, Mr. Ballance was the son of the late Clarence D. and Nola Willis Ballance, Sr. He was retired from Gordon Sheet Metal and the Virginia Pilots Assc., Harbor Boats. Mr. Ballance is survived by 4 sisters: Mabel Creef and Buena Ballance, both of Elizabeth City, Myrtle Ballance of Hatteras and Rosa Lee Hardy of Woodville; three brothers: David Ballance and Royce Ballance of Chesapeake, and Louis Ballance of Fairborn, Ohio. A graveside service was held on Friday, Nov. 13, in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Glenn Greenway officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge of arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Nov. 19, 1998)

David Lamar Ballance

HATTERAS - David Lamar Ballance, 56, passed away peacefully April 3, 2011 surrounded by his family and friends. He was the son of the late Reece Kermit and Bernice Dixie Ballance of Hatteras. David was survived by his loving wife, Joan Auld Ballance and his chocolate lab, Duke. He was also survived by his children, Wendy Paulson and husband Kris of Lynchburg, Va., Jimmy Gower and wife Kim of Virginia Beach, Nicolle Pantazoglou and husband Dimitry of Florida and Ashley Williams and husband Rusty of North Carolina. Also surviving are three sisters, Karen Rogers and husband Bob of Reedville, Va., Lovie Fortune and husband Ricky and Cindy Fullerton and husband Todd, all of Virginia Beach. David had four nephews, three nieces, three great nephews and two great-nieces. David was a partner in Shaddaeu Roofing and Construction Company of Norfolk. He retired as general manager and secretary/treasurer after 41 years. David was a member of the Virginia Association of Roofing Contractors. David enjoyed LIFE. His greatest loves were his wife Joanie and their chocolate lab Duke. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and listening to country music in Hatteras from his home, Shallow Bay Point. David loved being surrounded by his family and friends. He spent many days sitting on his deck talking about the old times and creating new ones. David has always been a mentor to the present and younger generations. He will truly be missed by all. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Hatteras United Methodist Church in Hatteras. A celebration of life will follow the service.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, April 6, 2011)

David Wallace Ballance

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - David Wallace Ballance, 85, of Gainsborough Court, died Thursday, September 21.  Mr. Ballance was born in Hatteras to the late Clarence and Nola Willis Ballance.  He was a member of the Cambridge Square Senior Citizens Club and a veteran, having retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after serving in WWII and the Korean War.  Besides his parents, Mr. Ballance was preceded in death by three brothers: Louis, Draton and Billy Ballance, and one sister, Sonora Murrill.  Mr. Ballance is survived by a daughter-in-law, Patricia Ballance of Chesapeake, Va.; two sons: Donald R. Ballance of Virgina Beach, Va. and David Wallace Ballance, Jr. of Richmond, Va.; four sisters: Myrtle Ballance of Hatteras, Buena Ballance of Elizabeth City, Rosa Lee Hardy of Hertford, and Mabel Creef of Manteo; one brother, Royce "Ray" Ballance and wife Sue of Chesapeake; three grandchildren: Darlene Barbini of Virginia Beach, Va., Denise Steele of Chesapeake, and Diane Tollaksen of Norfolk; three great-grandchildren: Taylor Leigh, Chase Logan and Peyton Elizabeth; and a friend, Yvonne Briggs of Chesapeake.  A memorial service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake with the Rev. Tom Mercer officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 24, 2000; pg. 12A)

Dixie Austin Ballance

HATTERAS - Dixie Austin Ballance, 67, died March 31 at her residence. A native of Hatteras, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Lovie O. Austin. She lived in Norfolk, Va. for 40 years. She was employed by J.C. Penny Co. in Norfolk and also by Sea Gull Motel in Hatteras. Mrs. Ballance was a former member of Brentwood Baptist Church of Norfolk and a current member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Reece Kermit Ballance of Hatteras; three daughters: Karen Rogers of Annapolis, Md., Lovie Fortune and Cindy Fullerton, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; one son: David L. Ballance of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers: Lawrence Lee Austin and Gary S. Austin, both of Hatteras; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on April 2 at Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Revs. James Huskins and Don Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Sewells Point Rd., Norfolk, Va. is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 2, 1995; pg. 10A)

Dorland Raymond Ballance

KINSTON - Dorland Raymond Ballance, 89, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006. Mr. Ballance was born in Rodanthe and was a resident of Caswell Center in Kinston and a former resident of Buxton. He was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church. Mr. Ballance was the son of the late Bernice R. and Buena Midgett Ballance. He is survived by one niece, Carolyn Ballance of Manteo; one nephew, Bernice J. Ballance of Buxton; one aunt, Irma Midgett Austin of Hatteras. A graveside service will be held at Quidley Cemetery on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, assisted the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 4, 2006; pg. 10A)

Earl Wayne Ballance

Earl Wayne “Wheaties” Ballance, 69, of Wanchese, NC died at his home Saturday, June 2, 2012.  He was the son of the late Walter J. and Juanita Tillett Ballance and the widower of Brenda Jordan Ballance.  Earl served in the United States Coast Guard for four years and was employed for fifteen years at Davis Yachts where he was a dedicated employee.  He is survived by his daughters, Shon Ballance Lee and husband Daniel, Sonja “Boo” Ballance and his son, Jason Ballance and wife Amie, all of Wanchese; nephew Tommy Jordan of Statesville, NC;  his sister Jean Daniels of Wanchese; brothers, Larry Ballance and Tommy Ballance both of Wanchese; grandchildren, Sydnee Ballance and Lawson Lee with many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents Mr. Ballance was predeceased by his sister Anna Ballance Utley.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Wanchese Assembly of God by Rev. Mark Hinson.  The family will receive friends at the Whole Ministries Center 928 E.R. Daniels Road in Wanchese following the service.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Eliva Rollinson Ballance

HATTERAS - Eliva Rollinson Ballance, 88, of Hatteras, died Saturday, June 4, at her residence.  She was a native of Frisco and a homemaker.  Mrs. Ballance was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Christopher Evans Rollinson and Eliza Ann Rollinson Rollinson and the widow of Ellsworth Burrus Ballance.  Mrs. Ballance is survived by 2 daughters: Grace B. Peele Of Hatteras and Mary Louise Gray of Buxton; one son: E.B. Ballance of Richmond, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.  A chapel service was held on June 6 in Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras by the Rev. James Huskins.  Burial was in the Rollinson Family Cemetery, Frisco.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 7, 1994)

Elmer Davis Ballance

Elmer Davis Ballance, 74, of Hatteras, died Thursday [March 27, 1980] at his residence following a long illness. He was a native and life long resident of Hatteras. He was a retired commercial fisherman and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. He was a son of the late John Rufus and Mrs. Annie Stowe Ballance and the husband of Mrs. Myrtle Ballance Ballance of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Fern B. Farrow of Buxton; one sister, Mrs. Ada Daisy Gaskins of Hatteras; one brother, Linwood Ballance of Dover, Del.; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning in Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras by Rev. Fred Roberts and Rev. Joe Moser. Burial followed in the Peele Family Cemetery in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Elsworth Burrus Ballance, Jr.

FRISCO - Elsworth Burrus "E.B." Ballance, Jr., 70, of Frisco, departed this life August 2, 2001. He is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law: Stanley Ballance and Ann of Ashland, Va., Stephen Ballance and Sheila and Stewart Ballance and Angie, both of Frisco; 5 grandchildren: Sabrina, Sydney, Ryan, Shannan and expected Karlene McKenzie Ballance; two sisters: Grace Peele of Hatteras and Mary Louise Gray of Buxton. A memorial service will be held at Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, pg. 8A)

Emilia Ann O'Buch Ballance

HATTERAS - Emilia Ann O’Buch Ballance, 80, a loving wife, mother, and “Nanniegirl” passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 10, 2011.  She was born September 15, 1930 to the late Paul and Ann O’Buch.  She lived in New York City until she was married in 1957. She was predeceased by brothers, Charles and John O’Buch.  She is survived by her devoted husband of 51 years, Lester B. Ballance, a daughter, Faye Foster and husband Buddy, a son, Victor Ballance of Hatteras, three grandchildren, Marshall, Krystal, and Christian, 7 nieces and 3 nephews.  A funeral will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 by Pastor Cory Oliver and Pastor Dwight Burrus.  Viewing will begin at 1:00 pm and the Service will begin at 2:00 pm, at Hatteras United Methodist Church in Hatteras, NC.  The family will receive friends at the home of Faye and Buddy Foster following the service.  The Family would like to offer sincere gratitude and thanks to the many caregivers and friends who provided great comfort and support for Emilia and her family.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ernest Ray Ballance

Ernest Ray Ballance, 34, of Hatteras, died Wednesday in Public Health Service Hospital in Baltimore after a long illness. A native of Hatteras, he was the husband of Mrs. Cora Louise Waterfield Ballance and a son of the late Clarence Drayton and Mrs. Nolah Willis Ballance. He formerly worked for the state and was a member of Hatteras Holiness Church. He was a Korean War veteran. Besides his widow, surviving are a daughter, Mary Sue Ballance; and a son, Ernest Ray Ballance, Jr., both of Hatteras; five sisters: Mrs. Senora Merrill of Norfolk, Mrs. Buena Austin and Mrs. Mabel Creef of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Rosalie Stone of Sligo, and Mrs. Myrtle Ballance of Hatteras; and four brothers: David Ballance and Royce Ballance of Norfolk, Drayton Ballance of Elizabeth City and Louis Ballance of Fairborne, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church in Hatteras by the Rev. D.B. Lawrence. Burial was in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Esther Gale Brown Ballance

Esther Gale Brown Ballance, 50, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, in her home.  Gale was born in New Bern but lived most of her life in Dare County where she taught school in the Dare County School System for 25 years. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Manteo and the National Educational Association. Gale was the daughter of the late Charles Brantley Aycock Brown Sr. and Esther Styron Brown and the wife of Walter T. ``Tommy'' Ballance of the home. Besides her husband, surviving are a daughter and son, Mary Esther Ballance and William Patrick Byrd, both of Wanchese; two step-daughters: Ann Jean Gillahan of Grimesland, and Natalie Ruth Cloggi of Lake Mary, Fla.; and a step-son, Christopher Thomas Ballance of South Mills; two brothers: Charles Brantley Aycock Brown, Jr. and William K. Brown, Sr., both of Manteo; and four grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 11 a.m. in the First Assembly of God, Manteo, by the Rev. Ron Denham and the Rev. David Dalton.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, December 23, 1997; pg. 6B)

Gamaliel H. Ballance

HATTERAS - Gamaliel H. Ballance, 67, died in a hospital in Elizabeth City Friday [Oct. 12, 1990]. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, having retired following 20 years of service, a son of the late Ellsworth and Lovie Austin Ballance. He was a VFW member. He is survived by three sisters: Myrtis B. Austin of Virginia Beach, Grace B. Peele of Hatteras, and Mary B. Gray of Buxton; two brothers: Wheeler Ballance of Hatteras and E.B. Ballance of Frisco. A member of Hatteras United Methodist Church, the funeral will be held there on Monday at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Tom Sweeley. Burial will follow in Oden Cemetery in Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 14, 1990)

Gracie Mae Ballance

HATTERAS - Gracie Mae Ballance, 100, died Monday, Jan. 9 at an Elizabeth City hospital. Miss Ballance was a homemaker and was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late David W. And Eliza Smith Ballance. Miss Ballance is survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Jan. 15 at the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Huskins. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 10, 1995)

Harold Wayne Ballance

HATTERAS - Howard Wayne Ballance died December 3, 2010 at Outer Banks Hospital. He was born on May 2, 1940 in Hatteras, NC. Howard was the son of the Late Aulise Bragg and Thurman Ballance.  Howard was a lifelong Hattaras resident and was self-employed for many years as a mechanic. He is survived by two sisters, Lovie Carter and husband David Carter of Buxton, and Estelle Melanson and husband Richard Melanson of Augusta, Maine; one brother, Kenneth Ballance of Center Harbor, N.H.; one uncle, Calvin Burrus and wife Milly Burrus; four aunts, Marcelle Dawes, Cathy Burrus, Grace Peele and Mary Gray and husband Jack Gray. Also surviving are 5 nieces and 2 nephews, and a host of extended family members and friends.  Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a future date.  Gallop Funeral Service, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 7, 2010; pg. 10A)

Isaiah Stowe Ballance

Isaiah Stowe Ballance, 90, of Hatteras, died Thursday [January 1, 1970] of last week in his home after an illness of 2 1/2 months. A native of Hatteras, he was the husband of Mrs. Rhoda C. Ballance and a son of Benjamin and Mrs. Amanda Stowe Ballance. He was a retired boatman and a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Besides his widow, surviving are a son, Myron Ballance of Lynnwood, Pa.; two daughters: Mrs. Elvin (should be Evelyn) Styron and Mrs. Florence Austin of Hatteras; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at 11:00 in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. D.B. Lawrence, pastor of the Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the family cemetery in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper & date)

Lamar Vincent Ballance

Lamar Vincent Ballance, 26, of Hatteras, who left the Coast Guard Service as Chief Boatswains Mate, died Wednesday morning in the Norfolk Naval Hospital of injuries sustained at 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning, November 22, when his car overturned at Oregon Inlet junction near Manteo.  Young Ballance, who was returning from Norfolk, was driving at a speed of about 80 miles per hour when a front tire blew out, according to Tommy McPherson, his companion.  He was taken to Dr. Johnson at Manteo for treatment but never regained consciousness.  He was popular at Hatteras and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Loran Ballance.  He leaves besides his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Harold Gray and Miss Yancey Ballance, and a brother, Kermit, all of Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 11, 1945; pg. 1)

Lina Styron Ballance

HATTERAS, N.C. - Mrs. Lina Styron Ballance, 83, died Friday [May 26, 1972] at 4 a.m. in a Morehead City hospital. A native of Hatteras, she was a daughter of Homer Wood and Mrs. Eliza Burrus Styron and the widow of Charlie H. Ballance. She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Charles H. Ballance, Jr. of Hatteras; two daughters: Mrs. Maxine Basnight of Manteo and Mrs. Hilda Brown of Marshalburg; a brother, Chauncey B. Styron of Morehead City; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Austin; a half-brother, Edgar L. Styron; a half-sister, Mrs. Octavia Stowe, all of Hatteras; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Lorraine Lavangie Ballance

BUXTON - Lorraine Lavangie Ballance, 51, of Buxton, died January 19 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. A native of Charlos Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Dorothy Ritchards Lavangie. She is survived by her husband, Tex Ballance of the home; two daughters: Sherry Powell of Buxton and Lori DeWald of Greensboro; one step-daughter, Angela Ballance of Hatteras; two sons: Rex Powell of Cottageville, S.C. and Cord Powell of Miami, Fla.; one step-son, Bruce Ballance of Hatteras; four sisters: Isabelle Lavangie of Charlos Cove, Nova Scotia, Dianne Melanson of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Therese Logan of Goldboro, Nova Scotia, and Catherine Roy of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, Buxton on Friday, January 22, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Larry Stitt. Burial will follow in the Ballance family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence in Buxton. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 21, 1993)

Lucy C. Ballance

HATTERAS - Lucy C. Ballance, 81, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at Sentara Barco Nursing Home. Mrs. Ballance was born in Hatteras and was owner of the Ballance Oil Company. She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Hatteras Island Chapter #303 Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Ballance was the daughter of the late Ivey Austin and the late Ida Peele Austin and was the widow of Wheeler Ballance. She is survived by two sons, Bill Ballance of Hatteras and Tom Ballance of Jacksonville, FL; one brother, Clyde S. Austin of Ocracoke; five grandchildren: Todd Ballance and wife, Mary Ellon, Christinia Ballance, Felecia Berry, Laura Ballance and Billy Ballance; three great-grandchildren: Wheeler D. Ballance, Jess Berry and Aiden Berry. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Burial will take place in the Ballance Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Todd and Mary Ellon Ballance on Friday from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, May 21, 2004)

Lucy Gray Ballance

BUXTON - Lucy Gray Ballance, 80, died Friday, September 12 in her residence.  Mrs. Ballance was born in Avon and was a summer resident of Elizabeth City.  She was a homemaker, a Presbyterian, and a member of the Saint John's Methodist Church in Avon.  She was the daughter of the late James and Margaret O'Neal Gray and the wife of the late Loran Ballance.  Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Ballance of Manteo; one son, Bernice J. Ballance of Buxton; one sister, Pearl Madrin of Virginia Beach, Va.; three grandchildren: Brent Brewer, Kristen Brewer and Kala Ballance; and three great-grandchildren.  A service of remembrance was held Monday, Sept. 15 in Saint John's Methodist Church by the Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the Ballance family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 16, 2003; pg. 6A)

Mary Alice Ballance

HATTERAS - Mary Alice B. Ballance, 94, died Saturday, November 1, in a Nags Head nursing facility. She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, the Methodist Women, and the Eastern Star, Cape Hatteras Island, Chapter 303. She was the widow of Cecil Ballance and the daughter of the late William Jardella and Rebecca Annie Peele Ballance. Mrs. Ballance is survived by one grandson, Steven Lingo of Chesapeake, Va.; 4 great-grandchildren: Michele, Suzanne, and Robert Lingo and Connie Lee Edwards; one great-great grandchild, David Edwards; numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6 in the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Huskins officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 4, 1997)

Millard Fillmore Ballance, Jr.

BUXTON, NC  - M.F. "Tex" Ballance, Jr., 67, of Buxton, NC died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Balance was born in Port Arthur, Texas, the son of the late Millard Fillmore Ballance, Sr. and the late Nita Baum Ballance. He was a retired Building Contractor, owner and operator of Ballance Construction Company and was also a retired Charter Boat Captain. He attended Lighthouse Assembly of God. Tex was a pioneer of charter fishing off Hatteras and his love of fishing continued throughout his life.  Mr. Ballance is survived by his wife, Rose Waterfield Ballance of the residence; two daughters, Holly Doone of New Jersey and Angela Ballance Daniels of Hatteras, NC; one son, Bruce Ballance of Hatteras, NC; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; an aunt, Irene Midgett of Kitty Hawk, NC.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Ballance Bass and a brother, Bruce Michael Ballance.  Funeral services will be held at Lighthouse Assembly of God on Friday, April 8, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Waterfield and Rev. Johnny Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Ballance Family Cemetery. There will be a gathering of friends and family at the church on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 7, 2005; pg. 12A)

Millard Fillmore Ballance, Sr.

HATTERAS, N.C. - Millard Fillmore Ballance, Sr., 57, a lifelong resident of Hatteras, died Monday [Oct. 23, 1967] at 11:35 a.m. in his home. He was a retired master mariner of the Army Engineers. He was the son of Mrs. Lina Styron Ballance and the late Charlie H. Ballance and the husband of Mrs. Nita Baum Ballance. He was a member of Hatteras Methodist Church, Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, and Khedive Shrine Temple in Norfolk, Va. During World War II he was an army lieutenant colonel. Besides his widow and mother, surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Byrd of Gulfport, Mississippi; a son, Millard F. Ballance, Jr. of Hatters; two sisters: Mrs. Roy Brown of Marshallburg and Mrs. Melvin Basnight of Manteo; a brother, Charlie H. Ballance of Hatteras; and 3 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Hatteras Methodist Church by the Rev. Hobart Burnside. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk with rites by Manteo Masonic Lodge. Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras has charge.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Millard Garfield Ballance

SALVO, N.C., April 3 - It was with deepest regret that we read of the recent death of Mr. Millard Ballance, a man universally admired by every one who knew him.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC[ - Friday, April 4, 1902; pg. 2)

IN MEMORIUM - Millard Garfield, eldest son of Millard Fillmore and Mary E. Ballance of Hatteras, N.C., was born March 18, 1881 and died Feb. 28, 1902. In his infancy Millard was baptized by Rev. E.D. Hooper being one of the 392 infants baptized by "Uncle Hooper" during his four years ministry on the "Banks". Owing to the absence of the pastor Rev. L.B. Jones, the beautiful burial service of the Methodist Church were conducted by the writer. Millard was an exceptionally bright young man and was anxious to make his career in life both useful and important. In his early teens he took up the study of telegraphy in the weather bureau of this place and was preparing himself for the civil service. He was thus looking forward with bright hopes to a happy and useful life but soon he became a victim of that most dreadful disease, consumption from which he never recovered. The blighting of his bright hopes, the sudden fading and failing of his youthful ambition, the early changing and closing of his earthly career, found him at last as might have been expected, peaceful, quiet, submissive and meek. To him it was as a beautiful sunset on a summer's day. To know Millard was but to love him his humble daily walk, his manly conversation, his sweet and gently disposition, his noble character, all of these were the sterling qualities which won for him many friends upon the tablets of whose memories his name will long be cherished. Besides a fond father and mother, he leaves a younger brother whom he dearly loved, and a host of relatives and friends, a large number of whom followed his body on the evening of March 1st, to its last resting place in the family grave yard, where his ashes peacefully sleep, awaiting the coming of the Lord in his beauty. His work is done, his career is closed, but he still lives, and his comrades would be well to emulate his character and follow in his foot prints. /s/ L.E. Sawyer  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC[ - Friday, June 6, 1902; pg. 2)

Myron R. Ballance

LINWOOD, PA - Myron R. Ballance, 70, of Linwood, Pa., formerly of Hatteras, died January 29, at Community Hospital, Chester, Pa. He was a native of Hatteras and had resided over 45 years in the Linwood area. He was manager for MAAB paints in the tri-state area retiring in 1991. He was a member of Pearl Harbor survivors, VFW Post 6835, Bethel, Pa. and the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. He served on the USS Phoenix (Pearl Harbor) in World War II. He was the husband of the former Anna M. Evans of the home. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons: Bruce W. Ballance of Lakewood, N.J. and Dennis S. Ballance of Clarksboro, N.J.; two daughters: Nancy Dwyer of Linwood and Patricia J. Ballance at home; one sister: Evelyn Styron of Hatteras; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Robert Moreland Funeral Home, Trainor, Pa. with burial in Lawn Croft Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Myrtle Lee Ballance

HATTERAS - Myrtle Lee Ballance, 86, died Saturday, June 23 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Ballance was a retired cook and a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Clarence D. and Nola Lee Willis Ballance and was the widow of the late Elmer D. Ballance. She was also preceded in death by three brothers: David Ballance, Drayton Ballance and Louis Ballance. Mrs. Ballance is survived by a daughter, Fern N. Farrow of Frisco; three sisters: Buena Ballance of Elizabeth City, Mable Creef of Manteo and Rosalie Hardy of Powells Point; one brother, Royce Ballance of Chesapeake, Va.; two grandsons, Larry and David Farrow; one great-grandson, Shane Land of Frisco. A memorial service will be held at Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras on Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 26, 2001; pg. 13A)

Nita Baum Ballance

KITTY HAWK - Nita Baum Ballance, 78, of Buxton, died Dec 28, in Albemarle Hospital. She was a native of Kitty Hawk and the daughter of the late Edward and Rosa Midgett Baum and the widow of late Millard Ballance. She was a retired teacher with the Dare Co. public school system and taught in the Cape Hatteras Elementary School. Mrs. Ballance was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, Roanoke Island Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and Order of the Ammaranth Coastal Court #12. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Bass of Long Beach, Miss.; one son: Tex Ballance of Buxton; two sisters: Irene Midgett of Kitty Hawk and Etta Midgett of Virginia Beach, Va.; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 31 in the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bill Presnell with burial following in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo handled the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 2, 1991)

Rachel Gray Ballance

HATTERAS, N.C. - Mrs. Rachel Gray Ballance, 76, died Friday [June 18, 1971]. A native of Hatteras, she was a daughter of Claughton and Mrs. Victoria Oden Gray and the widow of Victor L. Ballance. She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Lester Ballance of Hatteras; two daughters: Mrs. Delma Miller of Hatteras and Mrs. Ermany Robinson of Virginia Beach; five brothers: Damon Gray and Ralph Gray of Hatteras, Charlie Gray and Lenon Gray of Arlington, and Harry Gray of Norfolk; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. George March. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel has charge.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Reece Kermit Ballance

VIRGINIA BEACH - Reece Kermit Ballance, 79, passed away May 17, 2004. Reece was a native of Hatteras, N.C., and a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church and the son of the late Loran and Isabelle Ballance. Reece was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Navy and retired from civil service in Norfolk and an M&O foreman. He was also a member of Berkley Masonic Lodge No. 167 AF&AM, Ionic Chapter No. 46, Grice Commandry No. 16 Knights Templar, Khedive Shrine Templar, Khedive Shrine Temple AAONMS and the Arab Patrol marching unit for Khedive Temple. Reece was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Dixie Austin Ballance and he is survived by his present wife, Mildred Herbert Ballance. He is also survived by his four children, Karen Rogers and husband Bob of Annapolis, David Ballance and wife Joan of Hatteras, Lovie Fortune and husband Rick of Virginia Beach and Cindy Fullerton and husband Todd of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his two step-children, Peggy Albertson and husband John and Robert Carmine; and two step-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. for family and friends at the Ballance family cemetery in Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 20, 2004; pg. 14A)

Reuben H. Ballance

Reuben H. Ballance, 61, merchant and highly regarded citizen and lifelong resident of Hatteras, did early Thursday morning at his home after an illness of several months.  He was the son of the late Bascom and Dorcas Gaskins Ballance and the husband of Charlotte Oden Ballance.  He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Roy Gray and Mrs. Harold Midgett of Hatteras; two sisters: Mrs. Willie Austin of Oriental and Mrs. Nelson Stow of Hatteras; and two brothers: Cecil and Victor Ballance.  He had been engaged in the fish and mercantile business all of his life.  He was a member of the Methodist church.  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 Friday morning.  Burial will be in the family plot.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 16, 1951; pg. 1)

Rhoda Gaskill Ballance

Mrs. Rhoda Gaskill Ballance, 84, of Hatteras, died Friday morning [March 19, 1971] in her home. A native of Hatteras, she was a daughter of William W. and Mrs. Courtney Austin Gaskill and the widow of Isaiah Ballance. She was a member of Hatteras Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Myron R. Ballance of Linwood, Pa.; two daughters: Mrs. Evelyn Styron and Mrs. Florence Austin; a sister, Mrs. Annie Stowe, all of Hatteras; and 8 grandchildren. A funeral service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Hatteras Methodist Church. Burial was in the Peele Family Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 21, 1971)

Robert Osburn Ballance, Jr.

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Osburn Ballance Jr., 75, of Montclair passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Inova Fairfax Hospital.  At his side were his dedicated and loving wife of more than 53 years, Nancy Wilson Ballance; his daughter, Lisa Ballance of Montclair; two sons and their wives, Robert III and Nancy Ballance of Stafford County, and Brad and Kristin Ballance of Fairfax Station; a sister, Jo Anne Mills of Nags Head, N.C.; and his four loving grandchildren, Bobby, Brian, Aidan and Morgan. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Bob was born April 2, 1936, in Manteo, N.C., the son of the late Robert O. Ballance Sr. and the late Hilda Wise Ballance and the brother of the late William Davis Ballance. He was raised on the Outer Banks of North Carolina near the Wright Brothers National Memorial, where he developed a deep love for boating and flying. He graduated from East Carolina University (ROTC), where he met the love of his life, Nancy Wilson. Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the Air Force. From there, Bob and Nancy raised three children and lived on various Air Force bases throughout the country. Serving 23 years in the USAF, Lt. Col. Ballance was a decorated combat veteran. As a navigator, he flew with the Strategic Air Command, first in KC-97s and then in KC-135s with air refueling squadrons. He volunteered to serve in Vietnam as a forward air controller in OV-10s and 0-2s. Then he was stationed at Nellis AFB, Nev., as a weapons systems officer in F-111s. He was then selected for Air Command and Staff College in Montgomery, Ala. The Tactical Air Command Headquarters was his next assignment, at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton. He retired from the Air Force after a tour of duty at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. After retiring from the Air Force, Bob worked for several defense contractors in Northern Virginia.  In the past, Bob served his communities within various organizations: deputy commander for the Manassas Civil Air Patrol, president and zone chairman for the Dumfries/Potomac Lions Club, a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge 521 in Manteo, N.C., the East Carolina University Alumni Association, National Sojourners, National American Legion, First Flight Society, Air Force Association and Military Officers Association of America. He also served as a docent at the Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum. Bob was a dedicated active member of the United States Marine Corps Memorial Chapel at MCB Quantico for 34 years, serving in many capacities.  Bob had many interests. In addition to being a private pilot, he was an exceptional pen-and-ink artist with a love of and great appreciation for all types of art. He enjoyed astronomy, archaeology and the study of biblical and world history. Bob was a kind man with a loving spirit and will be remembered for his deep love of family, country and friends. He will be forever missed by his loving family, and all who knew him. Bob will be buried with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Details on the service and burial are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject .org) or the Azalea Charities (azaleacharities.org). Both organizations honor and empower wounded service members.  Mountcastle Turch Life Celebration Home in Dale City (mountcastle.net) is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 8, 2011; pg. 10A)

 Roland Lee Ballance, Sr.

Roland Lee Ballance, Sr. of Kill Devil Hills died Sunday, Nov. 24 in a Nags Head nursing home.  He was 82.  A native of Newland, Mr. Ballance was a retired carpenter, a member of the Kitty Hawk First Baptist Church, a former member of the Kill Devil Hills Volunteer Fire Department, and was the first water supervisor for Kill Devil Hills.  He was the son of the late Cary S. and Ella Brite Ballance and the widower of the late Mildred Voliva Ballance.  Mr. Ballance is survived by one daughter, Joyce B. Bills of Sacremento, Calif.; four sons: Roland L. Ballance, Jr. of Rock Hill, S.C., Jackie E. Ballance of Rancho Cordova, Calif., Lloyd R. Ballance of Harbinger, and Ronnie E. Ballance of Kill Devil Hills; four sisters, Julia Hassell of Morgan's Corner, Ellen Bishop and Barbara Cannon of Polk City, Fla., and Bessie Barnard of Elizabeth City; three brothers: William Henry Ballance of Weeksville, Caleb and Cary Ballance, both of Elizabeth City; 10 grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  A graveside service was held in the Manteo Cemetery on Wednesday, Nov. 27 with the Rev. Eugene McLawhorn and the Rev. Bill Creef officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, December 5m 1996; pg. 8B)

Walter Jones Ballance

Walter Jones Ballance, 73, of Wanchese, died early Monday morning [June 23, 1975] in Leigh Memorial Hospital in Norfolk, Va. after a long illness. A native of Hatteras, he has made his home in Wanchese for 30 years. He was a retired carpenter and was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese, Woodmen of the World, and Manteo Lodge #521. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Juanita Tillett Ballance of Wanchese; two daughters: Mrs. Jean B. Daniels of Wanchese and Anna Utley of Dunwoody, Georgia; three sons: Larry M. Ballance, Sr. and Walter Thomas Ballance of Wanchese, and Earl Wayne Ballance of Nags Head; two sisters: Mrs. Mary Ballance and Mrs. Rebecca Willis of Hatteras; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese by the Rev. Roy Burgess, pastor, and the Rev. R.O. Denton, pastor of the Wanchese Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in the Tillett Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 24, 1975)

William Allen Ballance
The Coastland Times – Friday, Feb. 5, 1960; pg. 7

William Wheeler Ballance, Sr.

HATTERAS - William Wheeler Ballance, Sr., 71, of Hatteras, died Thursday, July 11 [1991[ in a Norfolk, Va. hospital.  Mr. Ballance. a native of Hatteras, was owner and operator of the Ballance Oil Company and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, AF&AM, was a Tork Rite Mason and a Khedive Temple Shriner. He was the son of the late Ellsworth and Austin Ballance (should be Lovie Alice Austin) and the husband of Lucy Austin Ballance of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by his step-mother, Mrs. Elvie Ballance of Hatteras; two sons: Tommy Ballance of Jacksonville, Florida and William W. "Bill" Ballance, Jr. of Hatteras; three sisters: Myrtis Austin of Norfolk, Grace Peele of Hatteras, and Mary Gray of Buxton; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. James Haskins. Burial will follow in the Ballance Family Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Irene Midgett Bancale

HATTERAS - Irene Midgett Bancale, 87, died Thursday, August 30. A native of Hatteras and former resident of Staten Island, New York, Irene was a cook for many years at local Hatteras restaurants, and most remembered at Sonny's. Irene was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church and the Hatteras Civic Center, where she participated in annual quilting and craftsmanship events. She is survived by a son, Robert Bancale and wife Pate of Staten Island; two grandchildren: Tammy Bancale of Hatteras and Kimberly Bancale of Staten Island; two step-grandchildren: Joseph and Hope Viggiani of Staten Island; one great-grandchild, Trevor Bancale; a brother, Percy Midgett and wife Dorothy of Frisco; and many nieces and nephews. Irene is predeceased by her husband Silvio Bancale; a son, Kenneth Bancale; two sisters: Maude and Blanche; and three brothers: Alton, Jarvis and John. Memorial services were Saturday, Sept. 1 at Hatteras United Methodist Church by Rev. Holt A. Clarke. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001; pg. 12A)

Kenneth Louis Bancale

HATTERAS - Kenneth Louis Bancale, 53, died Tuesday, January 11 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Bancale was born in Staten Island, N.Y. He was a fish packer with Jeffrey's Seafood and was a self-employed handyman and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He is the son of the late Silvio Bancale. He is survived by his mother, Irene Midgett Bancale of Hatteras; two daughters: Tammy Bancale of Hatteras and Kimberly Bancle of Staten Island; one grandson, Trevor; and one brother, Robert Bancale of Staten Island, N.Y.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 18, 2000; pg.11A)

Silvio Bancale

HATTERAS - Silvio Bancale, 77, died March 23 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Born in Union City, N.J., he was the son of the late Eugene Bancale and Concelia Bancale. He was the husband of Irene Midgette Bancale of the home. Mr. Bancale was a retired civil service stockman and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons: Robert Bancale of Staten Island, N.Y. and Kenneth Bancale of Hatteras; two grandchildren, Tammy & Kim Bancale and one great-grandchild, Trevor Bancale. No services will be scheduled. The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Irene Bancale. Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 26, 1995)

Tammy Lynn Bancale

HATTERAS - Tammy Lynn Bancale, 43, passed away, Thursday, July 16, after a 22 year courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.  Born in Staten Island, New York she was the daughter of MaryEllen Ogden and the late Kenneth Louis Bancale. She was the step-daughter of Walter Hannon, who her mother married after Kenneth Bancale. Tammy was a local Hatteras Island girl who spent time cooking in local restaurants and when not working, as a homemaker raising her son, Trevor. She was truly a daughter of God and will be deeply missed by all.   Ms. Bancale was the granddaughter of Irene Midgett Bancale and Silvio Bancale and was the great-granddaughter of Luey Midgett and Sally Ann Oden of Hatteras Island.  In addition to her son, Trevor of Hatteras Island, she is survived by a sister, Kimberly Bancale, of Hatteras Island and Staten Island, NY, a brother Walter Hannon, Jr. and fiancé, Angelika Milonas of West Palm Beach, FL as well as a numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and especially her dear cousin, Tracie Oden Callahan.  Due to another death in the family and other extenuating circumstances, there will be a Memorial Service held at a more suitable date later in August. In the meantime, condolences can be sent online or directly to the family. An announcement will appear in August as to the official time and date of the Memorial Service.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 21, 2009; pg. 6A)

Marjorie Austin Midgette Banks

Marjorie Midgette Banks, Cape Hatteras, NC, 88, went to be with our Lord on Thursday January 27, 2011 at Pitt Memorial Hospital. She lived in Norfolk 69 years before coming to live with her son in Frisco. She was the daughter of Joshua D. Austin and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Willis.  She was a homemaker, care giver and enjoyed her children and grandchildren. She loved the Lord with all her heart and shared him with everyone who would listen. She was a great prayer warrior and gave from her heart. She loved painting pictures of the island, singing and playing her harmonica with her son while we all sang along.  One thing she truly gave her family was her love of Hatteras and we will keep her spirit alive in our hearts.  Surviving are one daughter, Jennifer Novak, San Antonio, TX; three sons, Steve Midgette and wife Laurie of Havertown PA, Gary Midgette and wife Catherine of Phoenix AZ, Robin Midgette and wife Jeanie of Frisco, NC; 10 grandchildren, Curtis, Jason, Hannah, Jonathan, Robert, Julie, Abigail, Nathanael, Jeana and Robbie; and seven great grandchildren.  Mrs. Banks was predeceased by three sons, Michael Midgette, Johnny Midgette and Howard Midgette all of Norfolk, VA; three brothers, Monford Austin of Hatteras, Barney Austin of Va Beach, VA, and Maurice Austin of Hatteras; and husbands, John Riggs Midgette of Buxton and Robert Banks of Norfolk.  The viewing will be held at Twiford’s Hatteras Island Chapel on Monday at 7:00-8:00 pm. Friends of the family are welcome.  Burial will be family only at the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton.  Mrs. Banks was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church.   Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Robert B. Banks

NORFOLK - Robert B. Banks, 64, died Jan 11, 1997, in DePaul Hospital. He was retired from the Navy, EMCM E-9, and was a Mason and member of Fleet Reserve and VFW. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie M. Banks; 3 sons: James Banks, Richard Banks and Michael Banks, all of California; 3 brothers: Harry Banks and wife Yvonne, William Banks, Terry Banks and wife Beverly, all of Michigan; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Other survivors include 5 step-sons: Howard Midgette of California, John R. Midgett, Jr. of Colorado, Stephen Midgette and wife Laurie of Pennsylvania, Gary Midgette and wife Kathy of Colorado, and Robin Midgette and wife Jeanie of Hatteras Island, N.C.; a step-daughter, Jenifer Novak of Texas; and 10 step-grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday in United Methodist Church, Hatteras, N.C. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - January 13, 1997)

Linda Joyce Wise Barbee

Linda Joyce Wise Barbee, age 68, died Thursday, April 28 at her home in Stumpy Point surrounded by her family and friends. As the owner of Village Doll Works she spent many years teaching classes on porcelain doll making. A lifelong Methodist, she was most recently a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo, NC, where she sang in the choir. She remained an active member of the United Methodist Women at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stumpy Point. She was a proud democrat and member and former president of The Southern Albemarle Association. She was born in Norfolk, VA, on October 20, 1942 to Alva and Leland Wise, deceased. She is survived by her husband of nearly 51 years, Lcdr. USN Ret. Benjamine D. Barbee. Surviving daughters are Julie Barbee Wescott and her husband, Anthony Wescott of Mount Pleasant, SC, Deanna Barbee Chabay and her husband, Edward Chabay of Washington, DC; and four cherished grandchildren, Justin and Ben Wescott and Amanda and Elizabeth Chabay. Surviving siblings are Robert Wise of Swan Quarter and Alice Wise of Charlotte. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Monday, May 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo on Tuesday, May 3, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jerry Cribb officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Madge Wescott Daniels Barber

MANTEO - Madge Wescott Daniels Barber, 101, died Wednesday, January 5, in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Barber was born in Manteo on March 22, 1898. She was a retired teacher and also a travel escort for Brownell travel. She was a graduate of Meredith College and received her Master's Degree from Columbia University in New York City and was the Meredith Alumni of the Year in 1982. She also did graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. She was the last surviving daughter of the late Amanda Wescott Daniels and the late Capt. John T. Daniels who assisted the Wright brother with the First Flight and took the photograph of the first flight. Mrs. Barber is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Manteo Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce Warrington officiating. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.

A Good Teacher, Friend, Daughter Passes On--
Madge Daniels Barber, 101, of Manteo, died Wednesday afternoon in Albemarle Hospital. her life touched three centuries and two millennia. She was born March 23, 1898 (above obit states March 22 which is correct), to John T. and Amanda Daniels, the second of five children and the last one surviving. Her father took the famous photograph of the Wright Brothers ascending on the first flight at Kill Devil Hills, and with her brothers and sisters, attended the December 17 observances of the first flight as long as she was able to. Following a short marriage, Mrs. Barber led an active life as an English teacher following her graduation from Meredith College. She taught in North Carolina public schools first, and later taught on the college level at East Carolina University. She then moved to Philadelphia to teach at a school on the Main Line. During her teaching years she traveled each summer to Europe, taking a tour group of students. She was also widely traveled on her own, aside from the tours and was very interested in other peoples and cultures. Following her retirement, Mrs. Barber returned to her native Roanoke Island to live out her last years in the family home in the Burnside section of Roanoke Island. She was a member of Manteo Baptist Church and attended as often as her failing health allowed her. Robbed of her eyesight in her eighties, she borrowed and bought tapes and listened to the literature she loved. Possesses of a keen intelligence and a true love of her friends and acquaintances, Mrs. Barber was a favorite of many who will miss her and remember her fondly.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 6, 2000; pg. 10A)

Sarah Terrill Barber
The Coastland Times - December 11, 1986; pg. 10

William Edwin Barber
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 18, 1977; pg. 12

Judy Cason Barcroft

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Judy Cason Barcroft, 46, of Ocean Acres Drive, died Monday, March 29 in Nags Head.  She was born in Virginia Beach, VA to Jeanette Miller Cason of Knotts Island, NC and the late William Earl Cason and was the wife of Walter Perkins Barcroft, Jr. of the home.  Besides her husband and mother, Mrs. Barcroft is survived by a daughter, Bobbie Jean Dundlow of Knotts Island, NC; a son, Richard Allen Newnam, Jr. of the home; one sister, Sharon Valencia of Knotts Island, NC; four brothers, Bobby Earl Cason of Yreka, CA, Jerrry L. Cason, Alvin E. Cason, and Arnold H. Cason, Jr. all of Knotts Island, NC; and three grandsons, Edward J. McCurdy, Jr., Quentin Dundlow, and Trey Dundlow. She was preceded in death by a brother, David L. Cason.  A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 3:00 PM at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, VA. The family will receive friends and relatives prior to the service at the funeral home from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Thursday.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 1, 2004; pg. 12A)

Sally Nelson Bardin

Mrs. Sally Nelson Bardin, 78, died in the Albemarle Hospital Friday night at 7 p.m. after a long illness.  She was a native of Patton, Ala., but had resided in Manteo for the past 18 years.  She was a member of the Sr. Andrews-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church at Nags Head and the daughter of the late William and Sally Norvell Nelson and widow of the late James C. Bardin, M.D. and PhD.  She is survived by one son, James N. Bardin of Garden Grove, California, and several grandchildren.  Graveside services were conducted Monday at 10:00 a.m. in the Manteo Cemetery by the Rev. Kenneth Whitney, rector of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea.  Pallbearers were W.W. Tarkington, Fred Wescott, Guy Midgett, Jack Tillett, George Creef and Sam Moore.  Mrs. Bardin was a well-known color artist and had used Dare County scenes as the locale of many of her paintings.  She and Dr. Bardin spent their summer vacations in Manteo for many years, and after his retirement from the faculty of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, they moved to Manteo to make their home.  After his death she remained in Manteo and took an active part in many civic organizations, including the Roanoke Island Garden Club, the Manteo Woman's Club, and the former Roanoke Island Music Club.  She also took an active part in the development of the Dare County Library.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 21, 1969; pg. 8)

Melba Gray Barger

AVON - Melba Gray Barger, 76, died Tuesday, December 7.  A native of Avon, she was the widow of William R. Barger. Mrs. Barger's life revolved around her family and her love of her church. She was an active member of Avon Worship Center. Survivors include a daughter, Sherry N. Johnson and husband Charles of Wilton, Connecticut; three sons: William Russell Barger, Jr. and wife Marlene of Mounds, Oklahoma, Randy Barger and wife Michelle and Roger Barger, all of Avon; 4 grandchildren; a sister, Norma and husband Jim; three brothers: Charles and wife Rita, Collins and wife Rebecca and Belton and wife Jane, all of Avon. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Avon Worship Center by the Rev. Troy Freeman. Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 12, 1999; pg. 8A)

Roger Dean Barger

Roger Dean Barger, 42 of Avon, North Carolina died peacefully on December 24, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, North Carolina with his family by his side.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Avon Worship Center, 40082 Harbor Road. All family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.   Roger was born on February 11, 1969 in Norfolk, Virginia. He lived most of his life in Avon, North Carolina where he worked as a carpenter. He graduated in 1987 from Cape Hatteras High School in Buxton, NC.   Roger was the youngest son of the late Melba Gray Barger and William Russell Barger of Avon. He is survived by his sister, Sherry Barger Johnson of Wilton, Connecticut and brothers, William R. Barger of Bristow, Oklahoma and Randall S. Barger of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.  (Wilkerson Funeral Home)

Nellie E. Baum Baringer

DARE ANCESTRY - Nellie E. Baum Baringer, 85, of White Avenue, Warwick, R.I., died on Saturday, March 1 at home.  She was the wife of John W. Baringer, Sr.  Born on Long Island, New York, a daughter of the late William J. and Florence G. Waterfield Baum, she lived in Warwick 45 years.  Mrs. Baringer was an avid Bingo player.  She was proud of her Nags Head and Outer Banks heritage, including the fact she was the great-granddaughter of Capt. Malachi Corbell, keeper of Station #5, U.S. Life Saving Station.  He was awarded a Silver Medal in 1877 for his heroism in the 1875 rescue of two of four men who were tossed from their boat during a gale while blue fishing near Caffey’s Inlet.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, John W. Baringer, Jr. of Warwick; four daughters: Jackie N. Johnson of Kill Devil Hills, Wanda J. Marshburn of Roxboro, Frances M. Creasy of Chesapeake, Va. And Juanita I. Clewis of South Norfork, Va.; s sister, Nancy L. Watson of Hampton, Ga.; 20 grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen L. Johnson and a son, Marcus R. Johnson.  Her funeral and burial will be private.  Arrangements by Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, March 11, 2008; pg. 6A)

Alice Hayman Barnard

There died in Camden County last week [Dec. 28, 1950], a native of Skyco, Roanoke Island, a woman who was one of several children, three of whom lived to be well past 80.  Mrs. Alice Hayman Barnard, 85, widow of I.S. Barnard was the daughter of the late Mathias Hayman and Mary Hayman of Roanoke Island.  She was the sister of the late Capt. John Hayman and the late Mrs. Rebecca Willis, both well up in their 80's.  The late Joe W. Hayman, Dare County Treasurer of Wanchese, was her brother.  Mrs. Barnard had been living in Camden County for 66 years.  She was a member of Sign Pine Methodist Church and was buried in the family cemetery in Mill Dam, Camden County.  She is survived by three sons: Crandy Barard of Belcross, John Barnard of Elizabeth City and Mack Barnard of London Bridge, Va.; four daughters: Mrs. B.H. Cartwright and Mrs. Herman A. Tarkington of Camden, and Mrs. Jodie B. Ball and Mrs. J.J. Jordan of Elizabeth City; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Friday, January 5, 1951; pg. 6)

Max Roland Barnes

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Max Roland Barnes of Colington, died unexpectedly at home Sunday, August 8, 2010. Max was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC March 19, 1943. He was the son of the late Willard and Lillie Mae Barnes.  Max served his country bravely in the United States Air Force and excelled in Instrumentation School. Following his military service, Max was employed in telecommunications and industrial storage tank sales. Along the way he met and married Cezette Langford and the couple raised two sons. Eventually, Max and The Coastland TimesCezette relocated to the outer banks to enjoy their retirement years where Max discovered a talent for writing. His book of short stories was published and a second book was in progress. Besides writing, Max enjoyed boating, fishing, and family and friends. He also treasured his church family at Duck United Methodist Church where he was a member and singer in the choir.  The family will hold a celebration of Max’s life Thursday August 12, 2010 at 3 O’clock in the afternoon at Duck United Methodist Church. The Reverend Dr. John Tyson will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, August 10, 2010; pg. 10A)

William David Barnes, Jr.

Kill Devil Hills- William "David" Barnes, Jr., 59, resident of the Outer Banks, died Friday, December 3, 2010 due to advanced lung cancer. Born on August 14, 1951 to Mary Williams and William D. Barnes, Sr., he was the middle child of three children. With one older sister, Betsy, and one younger sister, Janie, he enjoyed a childhood as an all-star baseball player and was actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America. As a teenager, David toured Europe with a group of high school classmates. He was also recognized by the Governor of NC at his high school graduation for his extraordinary test scores.  He married Cynthia Hamm Barnes. He is survived by two sisters, Betsy Barnes Pierce and Janie Barnes MacIntyre with respective nieces and nephews. He is survived also by three children, Ashley Smith and husband Adam Smith, Jennifer Barnes, and Samuel Barnes, and one grandchild who brightened his last days, Elaena Marie.  The memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Rocky Mount, NC, on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm. Thank you to all those who made our Daddy's last days comfortable and loving.  He is in a better place now. God bless you all.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, December 9, 2010; pg. 8A)

Alma Guthrie Barnett Barnett
The Coastland Times - August 20, 1987; pg. 9A

Almedia, Ella, Lottie & Howard Barnett

MOTHER AND CHILDREN ARE BURNED TO DEATH;  Mother and Three Children Burned to Death in Their Dare County Home -- Elizabeth City, Nov. 8 - A mother and her three children were burned to death today in a fire which destroyed their Dare County home.  The dead are Mrs. Ella Barnett, 21, her two small children, Armeta [should be Almedia], 4, and Louise [should be Lottie], two months, and her son Howard, 4.  Mrs. Barnett and the children were alone in her father-in-law's home when it caught fire early today.  Her husband, Selton [should be Seldon] and his father, Robert Barnett [should be John], fisherman, were away on a cruise.  Neighbors said Mrs. Barnett came to their home at 4 a.m. carrying her baby and called to them for aid.  She returned to the scene of the fire immediately and, still carrying the baby, rushed into the house in an effort to save the two older children.  She never returned.  Her charred body and those of her children were removed from the ashes of the home hours later.  The baby was still clutched tightly in her arms.  (Burlington Daily Times [Burlington, NC] - November 8, 1930; pg. 1) [View their tombstones here.]

Andrew Flowers Barnett

Andrew Flowers Barnett, Sr., 73, of Buxton, died Thursday, August 29 [1978], in a Portsmouth, Va. hospital. He was a native of Frisco and the husband of the late Mrs. Nellie Davies Dailey Barnett. He was retired from the Coast Guard after 17 years and also from Civil Service. He was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church, Woodmen of the World and Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698. Survivors include two sons: Andrew F. Barnett, Jr. of Virginia Beach and Sigma Halstead Barnett of Chesapeake, Va.; 5 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 in New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Aundra Neal Barnett

NORFOLK, VA. - Aundra Neal Barnett, 66, of 3821 Wayne Circle, Norfolk, Va., died Sunday morning in the Veteran Hospital in Hampton, Va. A native of Buxton, he was a protestant. He was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard where he was a machinist. He was the son of the late Loran and Mrs. Lonie Jeanette Barnett and the husband of Mrs. Florence C. Barnett of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son Monte N. Barnett of Newport News, Va.; three sisters: Mrs. Arvilla Barnett of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Alma Barnett, and Mrs. Edna Barnett, both of Buxton; one brother, Floyd Barnett of Calif. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Buxton Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Les Middleton, Jr., pastor, and the Rev. David A. Raynor, pastor of the Avon Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in the Barnett family cemetery, Buxton, with Twiford's Funeral Home, Norfolk, Va. in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper & date) [NOTE: Tombstone inscription - Aundra N. Barnette 1915 - 1982]

Beatrice Austin Barnett

FRISCO, NC - Beatrice Austin Barnett, 83, of Frisco, died Friday May 2, 2008 in Nags Head. Mrs. Barnett was born in Hatteras and was a homemaker and a member of Frisco Assembly of God.  She was the daughter of the late Wallace Lee and Beatrice Austin Peele and the wife of the late Bennie Barnett.  Surviving are one daughter, Wendy B. Adams and husband Tommy of Manns Harbor; three sons, Benjamin Barnett and wife Terry of New Castle, Delaware, Nacie Barnett and wife Mary Dawn of Windsor, NC and Bobby Barnett of Chesapeake, VA; two sisters, Lovie Leatherwood and Elise Dixon both of Frisco; one brother, Nacie Peele of Hatteras; 11 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren. Mrs. Barnett was predeceased by her daughter, Courtney Marie Rood; her sister, Jaunita Jennette and three brothers, Maurice Peele, Maxton Peele and Lee Peele.  A celebration of life will be Tuesday May 6, 2008 in Heritage of Faith Family Church in Frisco at 11:00 am by Rev. Roger Barnett and Rev. Dwight Burrus. Burial will follow in Barnett Family Cemetery. Friends may join the family Monday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Heritage of Faith Family Church.  Twiford’s Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, May 6, 2008; pg. 6A)

Betty Lee Barnett

Betty Lee Barnett, 83, passed away on August 22, 2014, in her home. Born in Virginia Beach, VA, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Irene Hayman. She was a member of Baylake United Methodist Church and Broad Bay Country Club Ladies Golf and Bridge. Left to cherish Betty's memory are her husband, Andrew F. Barnett; son, Mark Pruett-Barnett and wife Anne; daughter, Sharon Lee Hopper and husband Michael; four grandchildren, Michelle Harris and husband Eliot, Matthew Sassmann, Jessica Pruett-Barnett, and Meredith Hopper; three great grandchildren, Madeleine, Margot, and Andrew Harris; nephew, Steven Hayman; and a niece, Linda Brewster. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Anne Pruett-Barnett officiating.  (Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home)

Chloe Midgett Barnett

Mrs. Chloe Midgett Barnett, age 69, died Monday after a lingering illness. She was a native of Salvo but has been living in Buxton most of her life. She was a member of the Buxton Methodist Church and wife of Captain Walter L. Barnett, both of whom are exceptional citizens of the county and community leaders and workers. Her father was the late Oliver Midgett of the famed family of the children of Bannister Midgett, Sr. of Salvo. Besides her husband, she is survived by 4 sons, J.D. Barnette, Randolph Barnette, of Norfolk, Virginia, Jarvis Barnette of Buxton, and Harold K. Barnett of Avon, two daughters: Mrs. Thelma Gray and Mrs. Irene Midgett, both of Buxton; two brothers: Mr. C.C. Midgett and Mr. N.W. Midgett of Norfolk, Virginia; two sisters: Mrs. W.N. Midgett & Mrs. J.L. Lewis, both of Norfolk, Virginia; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Friday, February 29, 1952)

David Malachia Barnett

FRISCO, NC - David Malachia Barnett, 74, of Frisco, NC passed away on Monday, March 31, 2008 in the Outer Banks Hospital. Mr. Barnett was born in Buxton, NC, the son of the late Thomas and Martha Swain Barnett. “Dave” as he was known, was a country music recording artist and song writer with Cash Records. He performed in many places including the Grand Ole Opry, and with many well-known artists such as Willie Nelson. He appeared on “Hee-Haw” and the “Louisiana Hayride”, as well as many charities and the Frisco Jubilee.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Wyndham Barnett of the residence; three daughters, Debbie Adams of Lafayette, LA, Jamie Brown of Moyock, NC and Diane Dickerson of Monks Corner, SC; a son, Charlie Barnett of Hatteras, NC; two sisters, Georgia B. Gray of Buxton, NC and Betty Barnett of Frisco, NC; fourteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Barnett, six sisters and two brothers.  A Celebration of Life will be held in the building next to Little Grove United Methodist Church, Frisco, on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 11:00 am with Rev. John LeCount and Dwight Burrus officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery in Buxton. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the building next to the Little Grove United Methodist Church in Frisco.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Island Free Press [Buxton, NC] – Wednesday, April 2, 2008)

Edith Willis Farrow Barnett

BUCKINGHAM, VA - Edith Willis Farrow Barnett, 97, of Buckingham, VA and formerly of Frisco, NC died Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Barnett, born in Portsmouth Island, located in Carteret County, NC, was a homemaker and one of the founding members of Frisco Assembly of God. She was the daughter of the late William J. and Vandilia Beasley Willis and the widow of Sherman W. Barnett. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Zelma J. Brinson and a son, Murray L. Farrow. Mrs. Barnett is survived by two grandsons, William Brinson, Sr. of Buckingham, VA and Michael Brinson of Norfolk, VA; four great-grandchildren, William Brinson, Jr., Steven Brinson and wife, Mary all of Buckingham, VA, Matthew Brinson of Norfolk, VA and Laura Brinson of SC; and a loving granddaughter-in-law, Judy Brinson of Buckingham, VA. Funeral services will be held at Frisco Assembly of God on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at 11:00 am with Rev. Roger Barnett and Rev. Rick Sonnycalf officiating. Burial will follow in the Barnett Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 5, 2004; pg. 13A)

Elizabeth Madge Foulks Barnett

MANTEO - Elizabeth Madge Foulks Barnett, 97, died Wednesday, April 28 in a Nags Head Nursing facility. Mrs. Barnett was a native of Maryland and moved to Manteo in  March of 1956. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star (Roanoke Island Chapter #79), and a charter member of the Coastal Court #12 (Order of the Amaranth). Mrs. Barnett was the widow of Samuel Leffers Barnett and the daughter of the late Charles Joseph and Hattie Elizabeth Hudson Foulks.  She is survived by one nephew, several nieces, several great nephews, several great nieces and their children. Funeral services were held Friday, April 30 at Twiford's Colony Chapel with Rev. Dennis Goodwin officiating. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, was in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 2, 1999, pg. 12A)

Eunice Mae Willis Barnett

Mrs. Eunice Mae Willis Barnett, 36, of Hatteras, N.C., died Wednesday night [July 6, 1977] at her residence following a short illness. A native of Avon, she had resided in Hatteras most of her life. She was a former waitress at the Channel Bass Restaurant. She was the daughter of Tine T. Willis, Jr. of Hatteras and the late Mrs. Marian Rucker Willis, and the wife of George Myron Barnett of Hatteras. Besides her husband and father, she is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Tinie Louise McKinney of Fairfax, California and Mrs. Margaret Farrow of Mobile, Alabama. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Frisco Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Charles Estridge and the Rev. Arvilla Barnett. Burial followed in the Barnett Cemetery in Frisco.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Floyd Guiton Barnett

MANTEO - Floyd Guiton Barnett, 74, of Manteo, died May 27 [1992] in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. Barnett was a retired merchant seaman and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Walter Loren and Lonie Barnett. Surviving are his son, Darrell Barnette, Sr. of Nags Head; two grandson: Darrell Barnette, Jr. and Scott Barnette, both of Nags Head. Remains were cremated and burial at sea is scheduled for a later time. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (unknown newspaper and date)

George Myers Barnett

FRISCO - George Myers Barnett, 77, of Frisco, NC died Saturday, November 12, 2005 at his residence. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Gertrude and Courtney Whidbee Barnett and the widower of Eunice Willis Barnett and was a Methodist. Mr. Barnett is survived by a sister, Janie Hooper of Salvo, NC and a brother, Jackie Barnett of Frisco, NC. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Hooper and Christine Williams and three brothers, Sherman, Bennie, and Bertie Barnett. A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 11:00 AM at Little Grove United Methodist Church, Frisco, NC by the Rev. Dwight Burrus and the Rev. Charles Moseley. Burial will be in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 15, 2005)

Ina Midgett Barnett

MRS. INA BARNETT DIES AT WANCHESE - Mrs. Ina Midgett Barnett, 50, wife of W.B. Barnett of Wanchese, died at her home Sunday night at 8:00 following a long illness. Mrs. Barnett was a native and lifelong resident of Dare County. She was the daughter of Mrs. Mary Forbes Midgett and the late Apolos Midgett of Manteo. She is survived by her husband; her mother; four daughters: Mrs. Madeline Basnight of Norfolk, Mrs. Hilda Outlaw, Mrs. Mary Ept and Miss Almeda Barnett, all of Wanchese; four sisters: Mrs. T.G. Dowdy of Manteo, Mrs. Thomas Layden and Mrs. Percy McGinnis of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Annie Arey of New York City; three brothers: Lance Midgett of Boston, Mahlon Midgett and Dallas Midgett of Manteo; 4 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 at the Assembly of God Church with Rev. L.V. Pierce officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday,  August 24, 1945; pg. 1)

Jackie Jerald Barnett, Sr.

Jackie Jearld Barnett, Sr., of Frisco, was born on June 22, 1933 and died on June 17, 2013 at his home.  Mr. Barnett is survived by his wife, Amelia Barnett of the home; a son, Jackie Barnett, Jr. of Frisco; three daughters, Vivian Barnett, Elaine Barnett, and Michele McGee and husband, John all of Frisco; a grandson, Jackie Osborne Barnett of Alabama; a granddaughter, Teresa Barnett Hogan and husband, Bill of Suffolk, VA; and one great grandson, Thomas Hogan.  Services will be private.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Leonard Leomine Barnett, Sr.

SALISBURY - Leonard Leomine Barnett, Sr., 82, of Salisbury, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.  Born Feb. 6, 1927, in Dare County, he was the son of the late Leonard Leomine Rollson and Elmate Jane Barnett. He retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of E-6 after serving 21 years. He served during World War II and the Korean War. He had worked for the Park Service and was a self-employed carpenter.   He was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtle Barnett, on Aug. 26, 1970; and his second wife, Frances C. Barnett, on June 21, 2007.   He is survived by sons Leonard L. Barnett, Jr., Jimmy Rabon and wife JoAnn; grandsons Leonard L. "Buddy" Barnett, III and wife Teresa of King, David Rabon and wife Tonya; one granddaughter, Connie Hubbard and husband Brian, all of Salisbury. A brother and two sisters are surviving, along with two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Braxton Rabon.  A private burial was held with full military honors and Masonic Rites.  Summersett Funeral Home and Twiford's Funeral Home assisted the Barnett family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, May 21, 2009; pg. 10A) and (Salisbury Post [Salisbury, NC] – Monday, May 25, 2009)

Martha Alivia Swain Barnett

ELIZABETH CITY - Mrs. Martha Alivia Swain Barnett, 87, died Thursday afternoon [March 6, 1980] in Albemarle Hospital following a long illness. She was a native of Tyrrell County but resided in Buxton most of her life and for the past year in Elizabeth City. She was a homemaker and member of the Buxton United Methodist Church. She was a daughter of the late Malachi and Mrs. Letitia Fulcher Swain and the wife of the late Thomas Barnett. Survivors include six daughters: Mrs. James (Helen) Welch of Morlina, Mrs. Crawford (Eileen) Austin of Hatteras, Mrs. Tommy (Iris) Anderson of Buxton and Elizabeth City, Mrs. Elwood (Letitia) Perry of Elizabeth City, Mrs. James (Grace) McLeans of Gainesville, Fla, and Mrs. Charles (Georgia) Gray of Buxton; three sons: Chiswell Barnett of Morriero, La, David Barnett of Fayetteville, and Ward Barnett of Frisco; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Hargett of Evansville, Ind.; one brother, Mack R. Swain of Norfolk, Va.; 26 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday in the Buxton Assembly of God Church by the Rev. James Stemple, pastor. Burial followed in the Barnett Family Cemetery in Buxton.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, March 13, 1980)

Lonie Jennette Barnett
The Coastland Times - April 20, 1956; pg. 5

Nellie Dailey Barnett

BUXTON - Mrs. Nellie Dailey Barnett, 66, of Buxton, died Saturday [Sept. 9, 1972] at 4:45 a.m. in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness. She was a native of Buxton and lived in Elizabeth City for 26 years, moving back to Buxton in 1964. She was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church and Chapter #44 Order of the Eastern Star, Elizabeth City. She was the daughter of the late Joshua and Mrs. Elliva Stowe Dailey. She is survived by her husband, Andrew F. Barnett, Sr.; two sons: Andrew F. Jr. of Hatboro, Pennsylvania and Sigma Barnett of Fremont, California; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel. The Rev. George Marsh, pastor of the Buxton United Methodist Church, will officiate. The Rev. Francis C. Bradshaw, pastor of the City Road United Methodist Church, will assist. Burial will follow in New Hollywood cemetery. The family will be at the residence of Marvin Seymour, 707 First St., Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 10, 1972)

Robert Rayle Barnett

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Robert "Bobby" Rayle Barnett, 49, of Chesapeake, VA passed away on Monday, July 21, 2008 in a Suffolk, VA nursing home, after a 3 year battle with cancer. Mr. Barnett was born in Manteo, NC and was a Maryland Pilot Boat Captain. He was the son of the late Bennie and Beatrice Peele Barnett and was also preceded in death by a sister, Maria Rood. He loved to cook and fish and spend time on the beach at Hatteras Island. Mr. Barnett is survived by two daughters, Whitney Barnett and Cassidy Barnett, both of Chesapeake; a sister, Wendy Adams of Manns Harbor, NC; two brothers, Benjie Barnett of Delaware and Nacie Barnett of Windsor, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Heritage of Faith Family Church, Frisco, on Friday, July 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm with Rev. David Stowe officiating. Burial will be in the Barnett Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to RBC Bank, P.O. Box 176, Buxton, NC 27920 payable to Whitney Barnett to assist with funeral expenses. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 24, 2008; pg. 10A)

Samuel Leffers Barnett

Samuel Leffers Barnett, 62, of Manteo, died of a heart attack Monday morning, February 10, while fishing at Wanchese. Mr. Barnett was fishing alone from a boat close to another boat in which Phil Austin was fishing. Mr. Austin saw Mr. Barnett fall in his boat and went to assist him. Coroner M.C. Mitchell was summoned and pronounced Mr. Barnett dead of a heart attack. A native of Buxton, Mr. Barnett was the son of the late Olive Frances and James Jennette Barnett. He was retired from the Washington, D.C. Fire Dept. and had lived in Manteo for the last 8 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Madge Foulks Barnett; one brother, Horace J. Barnett of N.H.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Heckert of Portsmouth, Va. and Mrs. Emma Hayman of Wanchese. Mr. Barnett was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church and the Methodist Men's Club, Wanchese Lodge #521 AF&AM and the National Retired Firemen's Assc. He served 5 1/2 years in the U.S. Coast Guard During WW II. He was a former member of the Manteo Town Board. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in Mount Olivet Methodst Church by the Rev. Herman Winberry. Masonic rites were held at the graveside in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 14, 1964)

Sherman William Barnett
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 23, 1990; pg. 5A

Walter Dwight Barnett

Walter Dwight Barnett, 73, of Buxton and Norfolk died Sunday [Aug. 11, 1974] at 4 a.m. in Buxton.  A native of Buxton, he was the husband of Mrs. Viola Oestreich Barnett. He was a retired Coastguardsman and also of Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was the owner and operator of Orange Blossom Motel in Buxton. He was a Mason and member of Khedive Shrine Temple in Norfolk. Survivors include his wife; two daughters: Mrs. Aldean Kosky of Severna Park, Md. and Miss Marilu Barnett of Norfolk; a step-daughter, Mrs. Doyle Hall of Norfolk; two sons: Milton Barnett of Farmville and Eldon Barnett of Norfolk; a step-son, Richard Engler of Torrence, California. Also surviving are 5 sisters: Mrs. Arvilla Barnett, Mrs. Neva Evans, Mrs. Nina Hehl, Mrs. Alma Barnett, and Mrs. Edna Barnett of Buxton; two brothers: Aundra Barnet of Norfolk and Floyd Barnett of California; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services are to be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Assembly of God Church by the Rev. William Wood. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Jennette Cemetery in Buxton. (unknown newspaper and date)

Walter L. Barnett

Capt. Walter L. Barnett, 85, died at his home in Buxton, Friday, June 28th. He was born in Elizabeth City, son of J.J. & Salome Dailey Barnett, Dare County people, and he had been a resident of Dare County, principally Cape Hatteras, all his life. He retired in 1933 from the U.S. Lighthouse Service after serving 33 years. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Loran Midgett and Mrs. Alfred Gray of Buxton; 4 sons, Joseph D. Barnett of Norfolk, Va., Harold K. Barnett of Ketchikan, Alaska, Jarvis & Randolph Barnett of Buxton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bessie Heckert of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. J.D. Hayman of Wanchese; 2 brothers, Horace Barnett of Nags Head and Leffers Barnett of Manteo; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. His father, who at his death in his late 90's was the oldest man in Dare County, was a noted veteran of the Civil War, having served in both the Army & Navy of the Confederacy. During his command of the Diamond Shoals Lightship in World War I, a German U-boat commander blew up the ship, after first allowing Capt. Barnett and his crew to leave the lightship. They were permitted to row ashore to their home at Cape Hatteras some 12 miles away. Capt. Barnett spent many years in charge of light vessels off the American coast before his retirement in 1933.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 5, 1957)

Ward Kentnor Barnett

FRISCO - Ward Kentnor Barnett, Sr., 67, died Sunday, October 13 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Born in Buxton, he was founder and co-owner with his wife, Betty Jane Bailey Barnett, of Frisco Woods Campground. He was former chairman of the Dare Co. Republican Party, a former board member of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, served on the First Flight Sentinel Steering Committee and was steering committee chairman of the State Travel and Tourism Board. He was a charter member of the Cape Hatteras Kiwanis Club, President of the Hatteras Island Adult Care, one of the founders of Frisco Fire Dept., a member and former board member of Frisco Assembly of God and was a former member of the Cape Hatteras Water Board. Mr. Barnett was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Thomas W. and Martha Swain Barnett. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters: Paula D. Tharp of Caile, Miss, Martha Barnett of Frisco, and Renee B. Farrow of Frisco; two sons: Kenneth Lewis of Willow Springs and Ward K. Barnett, Jr. of Buxton; three sisters: Iris Barnett Anderson and Georgia Barnett Gray, both of Buxton, and Grace Barnett McLain of Crystal Springs, Fla.; two brothers: David Barnett of Harbinger and Chiswell Barnett of Gainesville, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at Frisco Assembly of God on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roger Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in the Barnett Family Cemetery. Twiford's Hatteras Island Chapel is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002; pg. 12A)

William T. Barnett

William T. Barnett, 67, died Saturday [Mar. 16, 1963] in The Kecoughtan Veterans Hospital after an illness of 8 years. A native of Dare County, he lived in Wanchese all his life. He was a son of John and Mrs. Mary Ann Barnett and the husband of Mrs. Ella Belangia Barnett. He was a member of American Legion and Assembly of God Church at Wanchese and a veteran of World War II. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Madeline Basnight, Mrs. Hilda Outlaw and Mrs. Almeda Fay Paul; two sisters, Mrs. Lessie Twiford and Mrs. Nellie Payne, both of Stumpy Point; 19 grandchildren. A funeral service was conducted Monday in Assembly of God Church in Wanchese by the Rev. Charles Etheridge. Burial was in Garrison Cemetery in Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 22, 1963)

Agnes Fulcher Barnette

NORFOLK - Mrs. Agnes Fulcher Barnette, 59, the wife of Ernest B. Barnette, died Thursday [May 25, 1972] at 6:45 p.m. in a hospital after a long illness. A native of Buxton, N.C., she lived here 16 years. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Buxton. She was a daughter of Octavious C. and Mrs. Lula Burrus Fulcher. Besides her husband, surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Norma D. Beek of Richmond and Miss Patricia R. Barnette of Norfolk; a son, Larry E. Barnette of Virginia Beach; two sisters: Mrs. Florence C. Barnette of Norfolk and Mrs. Rachel Cox of St. Louis, Mo.; and 5 grandchildren. The body will be taken to Twiford Funeral Chapel on Colley Avenue. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. David Raynor. Burial will be in Jennette Cemetery in Buxton.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 26, 1972)

Arvilla Barnette Barnette

BUXTON - Arvilla Barnette Barnette, 85, a former teacher in Dare County, died Jan 15 in a hospital. Mrs. Barnette was a founder and former minister of Assembly of God Church in Frisco for 20 years. She was a member of Assembly of God Church in Buxton. She was the widow of Joseph Dailey Barnette. Survivors include two daughters: Beatrice McArthur and Myrtice Jennette, both of Buxton; a sister, Edna Barnette of Buxton; a brother, Floyd Barnette of California; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Assembly of God Church, Buxton. Burial will be in the Barnette family cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 1989)

Bennie Benjamin Barnette

FRISCO - Bennie Benjamin Barnette, 61, died Saturday [Nov. 20, 1982] in DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, Va. following declining health. He was a native and lifelong resident of Frsico and was retired from the NC Dept. of Transportation with the Ferry Division. He was a member of the Frisco Assembly of God Church. He was the son of the late Gertrude and Mrs. Courtney Whidbee Barnette and the husband of Mrs. Beatrice Peele Barnette of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Courtney Marie Rood and Mrs. Wendy Schoolcraft, both of Frisco; three sons: Benjie L. Barnette of Delaware, Maryland, Nacie A. Barnette and Bobby Barnette, both of Frisco; three sisters: Mrs. Christian Williams of Frisco, Mrs. Jannie Hooper and Mrs. Florence Hooper, both of Salvo; three brothers: Jackie Barnette and George Barnette of Frisco, and Shurman Barnette of Grandy; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Frisco Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Ronnie Midgette, pastor. Burial will follow in the Barnette Family Cemetery in Frisco with Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper and date)

IN FRISCO - Bennie Benjamin Barnette of Frisco, died Saturday in DePaul Hospital at 4:00 p.m. after being in declining health for some time.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Frisco Assembly of God Church with Rev. Ronnie Midgette, pastor, officiating.  Burial followed in the Barnette Family Cemetery in Frisco with Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Barnette was employed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation in the Ferry Division.  He attended the Assembly of God Church in Frisco and was the son of the late Gertrude and Mrs. Courtney Whidbee Barnette.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Peele Barnette of the home;  two daughters: Mrs. Courtney Marie Rood and Mrs. Wendy Schoolcraft, both of Frisco; three sons: Benjie L. Barnette of Delaware, Maryland, Nacie A. Barnette and Bobby Barnette, both of Frisco; three sisters: Mrs. Christian Williams of Frisco, Mrs. Jannie Hooper and Mrs. Florence Hooper, both of Salvo; three brothers: Jackie Barnett and George Barnette of Frisco, and Shurman Barnette of Grandy; and 6 grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - November 24, 1982; pg. 13)

Bertie Barnette
The Coastland Times - Friday, January 19, 1958; pg. 2

Chloe Midgett Barnette

Mrs. Chloe Midgett Barnette, age 69, died Monday [Feb. 25, 1952] after a lingering illness. She was a native of Salvo but has been living in Buxton most of her life. She was a member of the Buxton Methodist Church and wife of Captain Walter L. Barnette. Her father was the late Oliver Midgett of the famed family of the children of Bannister S. Midgett of Salvo. She is survived by 4 sons, J.D. Barnette, Randolph Barnette, Virginia Jarvis Barnette, Harold K. Barnette, and 2 daughters Thelma Gray & Irene Midgett; 2 brothers, O.C. Midgett and N.W. Midgett; 2 Sisters, Mrs. W.M. Midgett & Mrs. J.L. Lewis.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 29, 1952)

Edna B. Barnette
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 14, 1989; pg. 6A

Ernest Bateman Barnette

NORFOLK, VA - Ernest Bateman Barnette, 64, a Coast Guard veteran and retired Civil Service and city of Norfolk mechanic, died Monday [April 15, 1974] at 1:25 a.m. in a Virginia Beach hospital. A native of Buxton, N.C., he lived here 18 years. He retired from the Coast Guard in 1955 after 22 years. He was a member of Buxton Assembly of God Church and attended Norview Baptist Church. He was in the Coast Guard during World War II. Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Norma Beek of Richmond and Miss Patricia R. Barnette of Norfolk; and a son, Larry E. Barnette of Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Assembly of God Church by the Rev. David Raynor. Burial will be in Jennette Cemetery in Buxton. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Chapel in Norfolk to the church Wednesday morning.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 16, 1974)

Florence Fulcher Barnette
The Coastland Times - June 7, 1992; pg. 12A

Harold King Barnette, Sr.

Harold King Barnette, Sr., 83, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born in Buxton, N.C., to the late Chloe Midgett and Walter Barnette, Mr. Barnette was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. He was a retired veteran having served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a boatswain's mate first class during World War II and the Korean War. He was a retired ferry captain from NCDOT. He is survived by his wife, Velma Williams Barnette of Avon; a son, Harold Barnette, Jr. and his wife, Ola, of Chesapeake; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brian Shaw and Maurice Quidley officiating. Burial will be at Quidley Family Cemetery in Buxton, N.C. The family will receive friends at the church today from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Barnette will be placed in the church today. Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 03, 2000; pg. 9B)

Jarvis Barnette

A funeral service for Jarvis Barnette, 48, Hatteras foreman of the National Seashore Park Service, who died Thursday  morning [March 15, 1962] near Buxton, was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Assembly of God Church in Buxton Sunday by the Rev. David Reynolds, pastor, and the Rev. Van Cash of Buxton Methodist Church. Burial was in Jennette Cemetery in Buxton. A lifelong resident of Buxton, he was a son of the late Walter Barnette, Sr. and Mrs. Cloe Midgette Barnette and the husband of Mrs. Edna Barnette. Besides his widow, surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Barbara Williams of Buxton and Mrs. Shirley Austin of Norfolk; three brothers: Joe Barnette and Randolph Barnette of Buxton and Gerald Barnette of Avon; two sisters: Mrs. Thelma Gray and Mrs. Irene Midgette of Buxton; 5 grandchildren. Mr. Barnette served for 22 years with the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring in 1956 as Boatswain's Mate 1/C. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Buxton. He was a member of The Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 22, 1962)

Joseph Dailey Barnette

BUXTON, N.C. - Joseph Dailey Barnette, 65, died Monday [April 26, 1965] in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital at Norfolk after a short illness. A native of Buxton, he was a son of Capt. Walter Barnette, Sr. and Mrs. Chloe Midgett Barnette. He was the husband of Mrs. Arvella B. Barnette. He was retired from the Coast Guard and saw service during World Wars I & II. He later worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard from which he had retired. He also was an assistant pastor of Assembly of God Church in Frisco and member of Buxton Masonic Lodge. Besides his widow, surviving are three daughters: Mrs. A.L. McArthur of Greensboro, Mrs. Julius Jennette of Buxton, and Mrs. Joanne Wingate of Houghton, N.Y; two sisters: Mrs. Thelma Gray and Mrs. Irene Midgette of Buxton; two brothers: Randolph Barnette of Buxton and Harold Barnette of Avon; and 6 grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 1965)

Milton Dwight Barnette, Sr.

FARMVILLE - Milton Dwight Barnette,  Sr., 85 years old, died April 24, 2011.  Milton grew up in Buxton, NC, on Cape Hatteras Island and was the son of the late Walter Dwight Barnette and Celia Miller Barnette.  Milton graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in 1942.  After 3 years in the Coast Guard, Milton attended NC State University and received a BS in Textile Manufacturing in 1950.  Milton spent 17 years with JP Stevens in South Boston, VA and Wallace, NC, and joined Collins and Aikman as Pen Argyl, PA plant manager in 1968.  Milton moved to Farmville in 1970 as plant manager.   In 1977 Milton was promoted to Manufacturing VP of the Division consisting of plants in Farmville, Cowpens, SC, and Pen Argyl, PA.   Upon leaving, Collins and Aikman, Milton founded Barnette Recruiters which he managed until retirement.  He was active in numerous civic organizations, school advisory boards in Duplin and Pitt Counties, the Farmville Economic Council, and Home Federal Savings and Loan Board of Directors.  He attended First Baptist Church, and loved singing, golfing, and dancing with his wife.  “Mr. B,” as he was affectionately called, was genuinely interested in and engaged with the people he met.   He enjoyed reminiscing and sharing stories of growing up on Cape Hatteras Island.  On most afternoons you could find him at the Farmville Golf and Country Club spending time with friends and working with the Senior Golf Association.   In retirement,  he  served 12  years as a volunteer with PCMH.  He faithfully supported the athletic careers of his grandchildren and their teammates from their T-Ball years through NCAA games.  If you knew him, you will miss him.  Mr. B is survived by the love of his life, Anne, his wife of 59 years; his daughter, Marjorie  Hollowell and husband, Randy, and his son, Milton D. Barnette, Jr. (Mike) and wife, Prince;  four grandchildren, Will and Anne Hollowell, and Trey and Stewart Barnette; and brother, Eldon Barnette and wife Margaret.  Visitation will be at First Baptist Church on Monday, April 25 from 6:00 until  8:00 . Private interment will be followed by a celebration of Mr. B’s life on April 26 at 11:00 A. M. at First Baptist Church of Farmville.  The family will be at the home of Mike and Prince Barnette , 5970 May Blvd. at other times.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 22, 2011; pg. 6A)

Olive Frances Barnette

LAST CONFEDERATE WIDOW DIES IN DARE CO. - Mrs. Olive Frances Barnette, 84, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.D. Hayman, at Wanchese at 3:15 o'clock after a lingering illness. She was a native of Buxton but had been living at Wanchese for the past 14 years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abner Gray and wife of the late James J. Barnette and a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church. Her husband, who died in his late nineties about 15 years ago, had served in both the Confederate Army and Navy. He was a distinguished citizen of Dare County. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J.D. Hayman of Wanchese and Mrs. Mary E. Heckert of Charlotte; two sons: Horace Barnette of Corolla and Samuel L. Barnette of Blumes Island, Md.; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Wanchese Methodist Church by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor. Burial was in the Cudworth Cemetery at Wanchese. The body lay in state at the church one hour prior to the service.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 7, 1952; pg. 1)

Robert Selden Barnette

Robert Selden Barnette, 57, commercial fisherman, died Saturday morning [Nov. 8, 1958] at his home at Wanchese following an illness of two weeks. A son of John and Mary Ann Payne Barnette, he was a lifelong resident of Wanchese, a member of its Assembly of God Church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Crank Barnett; four daughters: Mrs. Earl Thompson of Farmville, N.C., and Miss Dixie Ann Barnett, Miss Joan Evelyn Barnett and Miss Lottie Faye Barnett of Wanchese; four sons: John Howard Barnett, Jesse Thomas Barnett and Roger Darnell Barnett of Wanchese, and Donald Everett Barnett of the Coast Guard; two sisters: Mrs. Lessie Twiford and Mrs. Nellie Payne of Stumpy Point; a brother, Will Barnett of Wanchese; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church in Wanchese by Rev. Ernest Etheridge. Pallbearers were Willie Etheridge, Sr., Ward Daniels, Ivy Daniels, Willie Daniels, Sterling Paul and Malcolm Daniels. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Barnett lived to survive the greatest personal family tragedy ever to occur on Roanke Island. While he was away fishing, his home burned in the early morning hours back in 1932, and with it his wife, Ellie, and four small children burned to death. Sometime later he married Miss Nellie Crank of Stumpy Point. They have reared four children and he lived to see several of them married, and grandchildren by some of them. He has gone from his toil at the age of 57.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 14, 1958)

Velma Mae Williams Barnette

Velma Mae Williams Barnette, 93, formerly of Avon, NC and Chesapeake, VA, died Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Elizabeth City, NC. Born in Avon, she was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Iantha O’Neal Williams and the widow of Harold K. Barnette, Sr. She retired as the U.S. Postmaster of Avon.  Mrs. Barnette is survived by a son, Harold K. Barnette, Jr. and wife, Ola of Chesapeake, VA; three sisters, Retta Quidley, Vera Meekins, and Gloria O’Neal all of Avon; three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Gerald Williams.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM at St. John’s United Methodist Church by the Revs. Maurice Quidley, Roger Dill and Bryan Gray. Burial will be in the Quidley Family Cemetery in Buxton. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Walter Loran Barnette

LORAN BARNETTE DIES AT BUXTON SATURDAY - Loran Barnette, 68, died at his home at Buxton Saturday morning at 9:15, having become ill on Friday. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Rev. Andrew Stirling officaited. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. Barnette, who was a native and lifelong resident of Buxton, was a retired Coast Guardsman. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lonie Jennette Barnette of Buxton; four sons: Walter Barnette of Norfolk, Ernest and Andra Barnette of the Coast Guard and Floyd Barnette of Baltimore, Md.; one foster son, Obbie Best of Baltimore, Md.; five daughters: Mrs. Arvilla Barnette of Cambridge, Md., Mrs. Neva Evans of Buxton, Mrs. Nina Hehl of Buxton, Mrs. Alma Barnette of Buxton and Mrs. Edna Barnett of New Jersey; two sisters [not named]; 21 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 22, 1944; pg. 1)

A FRIEND PAYS TRIBUTE TO W. LORAN BARNETTE - This is to pay a tribute to the late W. Loran Barnette of Buxton, who died December 16, 1944. He was one of the heroes of the wreck of the German steamship Bremster whose crew was so miraculously saved by the Coast Guard of Cape Hatteras and nearby stations. As a reward he received gold from Germany and a silver medal from the U.S. Government. He was born August 21, 1878 [other records indicate 1876]. He was one of the most highly respected men of his community and a devout Christian, good citizen and loved by all who knew him. He loved his church dearly. On April 29, 1929, he retired from the Coast Guard after 30 years of honorable service to his country. He spent his entire life at Buxton and was the son of the late Oliver and Mary Barnette. He married Miss Lonie Jennette, who survived him. Also four sons survive: Walter and Aundra of Norfolk, Ernest Barnette of Charleston, S.C. and Floyd Barnette of Baltimore; and a foster son, Oliver G. Best of Baltimore; one son, Lawson Barnett, is still listed by the Navy Department as missing for two years in the Southwest Pacific; five daughters: Mrs. J.D. Barnette of Cambridge, Md., Mrs. Jarvis Barnette of Seaside Park, N.J., Mrs. W.H. Hehl, Mrs. Thomas Evans and Mrs. Randolph Barnette of Buxton; one sister, Mrs. Elenora Manning of Atlanta, Ga.; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His funeral was conducted by the Rev. Andrew Stirling and his body laid to rest in the Jennette cemetery. Great sympathy was expressed and many flowers and cards bore witness to the esteem in which his many friends held him.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 13, 1945; pg. 2)

Karen Sipila Barrington

MANTEO - Karen Sipila Barrington, 62, of Manteo, died Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at her residence.  Karen was born in Teaneck, NJ and worked in Civil Service for 25 years as an Educational Specialist and chief of the customer assistance team at Fort Eustis, VA.  She was the daughter of the late Robert Arthur Sipila and Lorraine Seluga Sipila.  Karen enjoyed hunting and fishing with her husband and spent many weekends aboard the Sea Hunter as his first mate.  Gardening and ocean walks with Cassie and Widgeon were among the other favorite activities. She also enjoyed snow skiing and volley ball. Family and friends will always remember the dinners and social events that Karen hosted with her husband.  Karen is survived by her husband, Gilbert Vernon Barrington of the residence; a daughter, Angie Hooper and husband, Sean of Manteo, two sons, Jason Todd and wife, Sarah of Blacksburg, VA and Phillip Spat and wife, Sarah of Kill Devil Hills; a sister, Janet Sipila of Arizona; two brothers, Bobby Sipila and wife, Stacey and their daughter, Ruby Jean of New Jersey, and Gary Sipila and wife, Jennifer of New Jersey; and three grandchildren, Jeni Leigh Hooper, Phillip Tuck and Aleia Barrington.  A memorial service will be held at Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 11:00 am with Rev. Tom Murphy and Rev. Frank Lasser.  Friends and relatives may visit at 603 Inland Dr., Manteo.    Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Clive Robert Bartlett & Ethel Miller King Bartlett
The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 3, 1975; pgs. 1 & 4


Mary Estella Dick Bascue

MANTEO, NC - Mary Estella Dick Bascue, 94, of Manteo, NC died Sunday, October 7, 2007 in Nags Head. Born in Hedgesville, WV, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Delia Wheeler Dick and was the widow of Arthur Henry Bascue. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy Bascue. She was a member of Manteo Baptist Church, Martinsburg Women's Club, Salvation Army Auxiliary, and a lifelong member of Martinsburg First Baptist Church.  Mrs. Bascue is survived by a daughter, Carolyn M. Harris and husband James of Manteo, NC; a son, Charles Arthur Bascue and wife JoAnn of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and two great-great grandsons.  A memorial service will be held at Manteo Baptist Church on Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Ken Simpson officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

James Arkles Basham

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - James Arkles Basham, 46, of Kill Devil Hills, died, Monday, November 27, 2006, in Nags Head. Mr. Basham was born in Hinton, WV and was a diesel mechanic.  He was the son of James Albert Basham of Richmond, VA and the late Opal Bonds Harris and the step-son of Charles E. Harris of Ashland, VA and formerly married to Deborah C. Basham of Kill Devil Hills.  Besides his father and step-father surviving are one son: Barry James Basham of Richmond, VA; two sisters: Victoria Callis of Louisa, VA, Barbara Waybright of Richmond, VA; and a half sister: Christina Basham also of Richmond, VA; four brothers: Larry E. Basham of Mechanicsville, VA; Eddie Basham of Ashland, VA; Michael Basham of Richmond, VA and Douglas Basham of West Virginia.  A memorial service will be planned for a later date.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

David Raymond Basnett

FRISCO - David Raymond Basnett, 88, died Monday, February 10 at his residence. Mr. Basnett, born in Frisco, was retired from the US Coast Guard and retired after 27 years as chief deputy with the Dare Co. Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698, the Scottish Rite and was a Shriner. He was a veteran, having served in the US Coast Guard during WWII in the Pacific Theater, and was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Robert Wesley and Ola Peele Basnett. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Gray Basnett of the residence; 5 daughters: Eula Stowe, Connie Fox and Maleta Gray, all of Buxton, Darlene Ward of Greenville, and Charlene Ange of Virginia Beach; one son, George Basnett, Sr. of Buxton; one sister, Elsie McKissick of Ft. Pierce, Fla; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at Hatteras United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Holt Clarke and the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003; pg. 10A)

Emma Hill Basnett
The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 19, 1987; pg. 6A

Grace Williams Basnett

BUXTON - Grace Williams Basnett, 85, died Saturday, March 14 at her residence. Mrs. Basnett was born in Bethel and was a homemaker. Surviving are 5 daughters: Eula B. Stowe and husband Preston, Connie J. Fox and husband Al, Maleta B. Gray and husband Donnie, all of Buxton, Darlene B. Ward and husband Dale of Greenville, and Charlene Ange and husband Steve of Suffolk, Va.; one son, George Wesley Basnett and wife Judy of Buxton; one brother, Errol Jennette of Southern Shores; two sisters-in-law: Sybil Williams and Winnie Williams, both of Virginia Beach; 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Basnett was predeceased by a son David R. Basnett, Jr.; one sister, Maleta Jennette and three brothers: Bristol Williams, Sherman Williams and Hugh Williams. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Mary 19 at 11 a.m. in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Holt Clarke. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 17, 2003; pg. 11A)

John Loris Basnett

John Loris Basnett, 22, died in Norfolk Friday. The remains were shipped to the old home at Frisco Saturday and interred in the family cemetery Sunday. Death was a result of tuberculosis contracted during exposure at sea. He is survived by two brothers: Dewey Basnett of Frisco and Preston Basnett of Ocracoke; and one sister, Miss Sadie Basnett of Norfolk.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, May 2, 1924; pg. 8)

Preston Basnett

Preston Basnett, 58, died in a Norfolk hospital Friday morning [Oct. 2, 1959] after a 6-month illness. He was a lifelong resident of Frisco, Dare County and was a son of the late Robert Wesley and Mrs. Ella Bonner Basnett. He was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member of the Frisco Methodist Church. He had served at Ocracoke and in the Elizabeth City District office. Surviving are one brother, Dewey Basnett of Frisco; two half-brothers: Raymond Basnett of Buxton and Lloyd Basnett of California; one sister, Mrs. Sadie Partin of Chester, Pa; two half-sisters: Mrs. Sylvia Wilson of Oceana, Va. and Mrs. Elsie McKissick of New Orleans, La. Mrs. Basnett, as a candidate for County Commissioner in 1958 made a close run. The body was taken by Twiford's Funeral Home to the residence in Frisco, and later to the Frisco Methodist Church for funeral services Sunday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Ray Sparrow, pastor.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Robert Dewey Basnett [Sr.]
The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 7, 1984; pg. 8A

Robert Dewey Basnett, Jr.

Frisco, NC - Robert Dewey Basnett, Jr., 74, of Frisco, NC died Friday, October 19, 2007 at Sentara Nursing Center, Barco, NC. Mr. Basnett, born in Frisco, was a retired Chief Engineman with the U.S. Coast Guard, with twenty years of service. He was also a retired Chief Engineer with the NC Dept. of Transportation, Ferry Division and the Seaman’s International Union. He was a member of Little Grove United Methodist Church and the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge # 698. He was the son of the late Robert Dewey Basnett, Sr. and the late Emma Hill Basnett. Mr. Basnett is survived by a brother, Howard Wayne Basnett and wife, Irene of Frisco. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Cory Oliver officiating. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 21, 2007; pg. 10A)

Rutherford Hayes Basnett, Jr.

Rutherford Hayes Basnett, Jr., 45, son of Rutherford Hayes Basnett, Sr. and Mrs. Maggie Vann Basnett, died Sunday [May 3, 1964] in the home of his sister, Mrs. Mildred Poole, in Norfolk, Va. A native of Frisco, he had lived in Norfolk for 2 years. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard During WW II and retired in 1958 as Chief Boatswain's Mate. Lately he was employed as Quarter Master in the Army Engineers. Besides his sister, he is survived by a son, David Basnett of Nansemond County and a daughter, Miss Barbara Anne Basnett of Jarrett. A funeral service was held In Little Grove Methodist Church in Frisco Tuesday by the Rev. Vernon Cash. Burial was in the family cemetery at Frisco.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, May 8, 1964)

Rutherford Hayes Basnett, Sr.

NORFOLK - Rutherford Hayes Basnett, Sr., 84, died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mildred Basnette Poole, Saturday [Feb. 11, 1961] at 1:45 p.m. after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Frisco, NC and was visiting his daughter. He was a son of Zach and Mrs. Elizabeth Basnette, and the widower of Mrs. Maggie Vann Basnette. He was a member of Woodmen of the World and Little Grove Methodist Church of Frisco. In addition to his daughter, surviving are one son, Rutherford H. Basnette, Jr. of Norfolk; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The body will be taken from Derry-Twiford Funeral hom on Monday at 9 a.m. to Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras, N.C. A funeral service will be conducted in Little Grove Methodist Church in Frisco Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the family plot in Frisco.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Alice Stoughton Basnight

ELGIN, SC - Alice Stoughton Basnight, 84, died Friday, November 16, 2007 in Columbia, SC. Born in Bergenfield, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Homer and Ethel Wilson Stoughton. A member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, she had most recently attended Northeast United Methodist Church. She had taught Sunday School and been actively involved with prison ministries. She was also a member of the Gideons Auxiliary.  Surviving are her husband, Jesse S. Basnight; daughter and son-in-law, Betty J. and Jim Crowley of Valley Cottage, N.Y.; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas J. and Janice Basnight of Vonore, Tenn., David E. and Susan Basnight of Valley Cottage and Mark W. and Deborah Basnight of Columbia; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Beverly Stoughton of Jefferson, N.Y.; grandchildren, James, Jason and Heather Crowley, Dana Brown and her husband, Wesley, Bryan Basnight and Caitlin, Elizabeth and Sarah Basnight. She was predeceased by ten siblings.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church by Rev. Bettie Francis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 20, 2007; pg. 12A)

Arvin O. Basnight

Arvin O. Basnight, native to Dare County and son of the late Tom and "Mary Tom" Basnight, died Friday morning at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. He had resided with his wife Marjorie of nearly 60 years in California after a distinguished career in aviation and including a period with CAA, forerunner of the FAA, serving at various positions, including director of the western regions. Funeral services were incomplete at press time, although burial is to be in California, probably on Tuesday. A more complete biographical will be forthcoming.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 16, 2000; pg. 12A)

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CALIFORNIA - Arvin O. Basnight, elder son of the late Capt. Tom and "Mary Tom" Meekins Basnight, died Friday, January 14 after a battle with cancer.  Funeral services were held at Green Hills Mortuary, Rancho Palos Verdes on Tuesday, January 18 at 3 p.m. He was born September 14, 1915 in Manteo. In his youth the was an actor in the "Lost Colony" pageant and a guide at the Wright memorial. He had the privilege of escorting Orville Wright on his first visit to the memorial. Though he was removed from his home estate, he never lost his love for the Outer Banks and its people. His education included attendance at North Carolina State College, American University, and George Washington University. He served in the Army Air Corps in WWII as a B-17 pilot in Europe, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross. His career included 40 years of government service with the Federal Aviation Administration. He also served as the director of the Federal Executive Board. He concluded his career as director of the Western Region of the FAA, retiring in 1974. After retiring, Arvin was active in numerous Southern California organizations including serving as president and director for the Aero Club of Southern California, development of the Wright Flyer project, member and past President of the Palos Verses Breakfast Club, member of the Palos Verdes Tennis Club, director of the Palos Verdes National Bank, member of the Red Barons and the Assembly. He is survived by Marjorie, his wife of 58 years; three children: Mary Ann Basnight Wolf of San Diego, Captain William Basnight of Houston, and Dr. Michael Basnight of Venice, Florida. He has 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. [This was a very lengthy article which spanned one whole page and is not included in its entirety.]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 20, 2000; pg, 11A)

Benjamin Bascom Basnight

BENJAMIN B. BASNIGHT DIES WEDNESDAY - Benjamin Bascom Basnight, 72, of Mashoes, died early Wednesday morning at the Marine Hospital in Norfolk and was brought to Manteo for burial Friday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at the Manteo Methodist Church by Rev. M.W. Maness and burial was in Manteo Cemetery. Mr. Basnight is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maude Twyne Basnight; three sons: Charlie Basnight of Norfolk, Fred Basnight of Mashoes and Carson Basnight of Norfolk; three daughters: Mrs. Billy Tillett of Wanchese, Mrs. Wesley Johnson of Norfolk and Mrs. T.H. Midgett of Manns Harbor; and seven grandchildren. Mr. Basnight was born at East Lake, the son of the late William and Jane Rogers Basnight and later lived for many years in Manteo. He moved to Mashoes about 25 years ago and had made his home there since that time.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 22, 1943; pg. 1)

Carson Boyd Basnight

Carson Boyd Basnight, age 54, died at a Norfolk hospital Thursday, February 19, 1953 after a long illness. A native of Roanoke Island, N.C., he had been a resident of Norfolk for 35 years, making his home at 4110 Wolcott Avenue. He was the son of the late Benjamin B. Basnight and Mrs. Maude Twine Basnight. For a number of years he was employed by the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a painter, retiring 5 years ago due to ill health. He was a member of Berkeley Avenue Baptist Church, Chesapeake Tribe 50, Improved Order of Red Men, Silver Stream Council, Daughters of Pocahantas, Edgewater Council 27, Daughters of America, Junior Order of American Mechanics, Atlantic Lodge 24, Knights of Pythias and Painter's Union Local 23. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Watts Basnight; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Basnight Gray; 3 sisters: Mrs. Lillian Johnson of Manteo, Mrs. Lennie Tillette of Wanchese and Mrs. Elona Midgette of Manns Harbor; 2 brothers: Fred O. Basnight of Manteo and Charles W. Basnight of Charlotte, N.C.; 3 grandchildren: Thomas Luther Gray, William Boyd Gray and Margaret Anne Gray. Funeral services were conducted at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Feb. 22 by the Rev. Beecher L. Rhodes. Pallbearers were: Steve V. Edwards, W.L. Rhodes, G.E. Rhodes, Jr., R.L. Midgette, F.L. Brown and J.W. Torksey. Members of Chesapeake Lodge #50, I.O.R.M., conducted services at the grave. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, February 21, 1953)

Charlie W. Basnight

Charlie W. Basnight, 60, died this week [March 1963] in Charlotte, and graveside services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte. A native of Roanoke Island, Mr. Basnight was the son of the late Benjamin and Maud Twyne Basnight. He was a member of Dilworth Methodist Church in Charlotte and was employed by a Richmond, Va. advertising firm. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Lou Crossland Basnight of Charlotte; a step-daughter, Mrs. Rufus Overcash of Matthews; a step-son, Billy Crossland of the U.S.A.F.; a step-grandchild; one brother, Fred Basnight of Manteo; 3 sisters: Mrs. Lennie Tillett of Wanchese, Mrs. C.W. Johnson of Manteo, and Mrs. Thomas H. Midgett of Manns Harbor; a number of nieces & nephews. Attending the funeral were Fred Basnight of Manteo and Gilbert R. Tillett of Wanchese.  (unknown newspaper - March 1963)

Cora Mae Daniels Basnight

MANTEO - Cora Mae Daniels Basnight, 88, passed away Monday, October 26, 1998, in Elizabeth City. She was the daughter of the late Moncie L. and Belva Midgett Daniels of Manteo. Her brother, Moncie L. Daniels, Jr. preceded her in death. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and a member of the cast of "The Lost Colony" outdoor drama for 27 years. Her portrayal of "Agona" beginning in 1957 earned her the distinction in American Theater of playing the same role longer than any other actor. In 1988 Cora Mae co-authored "Memories of Manteo and Roanoke Island". Her yard and her porch were her favorite spots and she will be remembered by many for sharing her enthusiasm for life. Cora Mae's favorite quote was "God must have loved the common man because he made so many of us." A few years ago Cora Mae visited a number of classrooms in the schools to recall her memories and tell stories about growing up on Roanoke Island in the early part of this century. She is survived by one brother, Thomas B. Daniels of Nags Head. Her love of family is evident in her surviving children: sons, E.J. and his wife Jean Alford of Highspire, Pa., Saint Clair and his wife Bea Basnight, Marc and his wife Sandy Basnight, both of Manteo; daughters: Dotty Fry, Sally and her husband Phil Scarborough, Sarah and her husband Bobby Owens, all of Manteo, and Della Basnight of Raleigh. "Grandma" was very special to each of her grandchildren: Eddie Alford and Kathy Ulrich of Highspire, Pa., Fields Scarborough, Sarah S. Wise, R.V. Owens, III, Claudia F. Sluder, Vicki Basnight and Caroline B. Shannon, all of Manteo, Hannon Fry of Richmond, and Lisa O. Hooper of Buxton. She will be missed by her 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Muriel Daniels and Kay D. Sawyer of Manteo, and Oma Pearl Daniels of Manns Harbor. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, October 27, 1998)

Curtis Brannon Basnight

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Curtis "Moose" Brannon Basnight, 79, of Broad Bay Road, died August 3 in Virginia Beach.  Mr. Basnight was a retired electrical inspector for the City of Virginia Beach.  He was born in East Lake.  He was a member of Baylake United Methodist Church and was a member of the Chancel Choir and the Bayside Masonic Lodge #218.  He is survived by his wife, Frances J. Basnight; two sons: Daniel E. Basnight and wife Elizabeth of Charlottesville, Va. and James C. Basnight and wife Donna of Virginia Beach; and grandchildren Brett L. and Bryan D. Basnight of Charlottesville and Lori M. and Lindsey M. Basnight of Virginia Beach.  A graveside service was to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 5 by the Rev. Red David and the Rev. Joseph French at Princess Anne Memorial Park.  Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Sunday, August 6, 1995; pg. 2B)

 Ella Ambrose Basnight

IN ELIZABETH CITY - Mrs. Ella Ambrose Basnight, 79, of Cypress Street, Elizabeth City, died Thursday in the Albemarle Hospital following a long illness.  She was a native of East Lake, NC and had lived in Elizabeth City for the past 50 years.  Graveside services were to be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. Keith Nanny.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel made arrangements.  Mrs. Basnight was a housewife and a member of City Road United Methodist Church.  She was the widow of the late Benjamin N. Basnight and the daughter of the late Webster and Mrs. Victoria Sanderlin Ambrose.  Mrs. Basnight is survived by one son, Bobby Basnight of Newport News, Va.; one brother, George Ambrose of East Lake, NC; and one grandchild.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - September 7, 1983; pg. 10)

Gloria Smith Basnight

Gloria Smith Basnight, 82, of Preyer Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC passed away Saturday afternoon, May 31, 2014. She was born on October 17, 1931, in  Dare County, NC, to the late Henry Louis Smith and Minnie Twiddy Smith. She was retired from Winn-Dixie.  Mrs. Basnight was a dedicated member of Berea Baptist Church where she taught the T.E.L. Sunday School Class and was a member of the Womens Missionary Union.  She was a member of the Senior Club at Berea Baptist Church.  Mrs. Basnight was a member and past president of the Knobbs Creek Senior Club where she was a member of the Bell Choir.  She was also a member of the River City Crime Watch.  Mrs. Basnight was preceded in death by her husband of 65 ½ years, Talmadge Basnight on January, 24, 2014.  She was a loving wife, mother, and Nana who enjoyed cooking, especially her chocolate layered cakes.  Mrs. Basnight is survived by her daughter, Darlene Basnight Roberts and husband, Wilson, of Shawboro, NC; her two granddaughters, Ashley and Heidi Roberts of Shawboro; her brother Charles Thomas “Tommy” Smith of Virginia Beach, VA; and several nieces and nephews and a special nephew, Lamb Basnight.  Mrs. Basnight leaves behind her beloved cats, Apache and Fluffy.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 3:00pm at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kenneth Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home Monday evening from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and at other times at the residence, 1113 Preyer Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Basnight family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

James Burual Basnight

STUMPY POINT - James Burual Basnight, 59, died Sunday, February 4 at his residence. Mr. Basnight, born in Dare County, was a commercial fisherman and a retired Senior Master Chief, US Coast Guard. He was the son of the late James B. and Luella Payne Basnight. Mr. Basnight is survived by a daughter, Lynn Wilson of Havelock; a sister, Rosie Patrick of East Lake; and a brother, Hubert Basnight of Manns Harbor. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001; pg. 7A)

James Oscoe Basnight

James Oscoe "Mose" Basnight, 85, died Thursday, March 30. Mr. Basnight was born in Gum Neck and worked for Virginia Dare Transportation Co. and the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier. He was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church and N.C. Farm Bureau Board. He was the son of the Late Manliff H. Basnight and Annie Cahoon Basnight and husband of the late Mabel Hassell Basnight. Mr. Basnight is survived by one daughter: Lebame Houston of Manteo, and one son: James O. "Jimmy" Basnight of Manteo; seven grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held April 2, at the Manteo Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Warrington and Rev. James Davenport officiating. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 2, 1995; pg. 10A)

John Lewis Basnight

JOHN BASNIGHT DIES; BURIAL AT EAST LAKE - John Lewis Basnight, 47, died in a Norfolk hospital April 12. He was a long time resident of East Lake but during the war had made his home in Berkley and was residing at 319 Lee Street. He had been ill with diabetes a long time. He was the son of the late William and Esther Sawyer Basnight. Besides his wife, Mrs. Inez Creef Basnight, he is survived by a son, Coolidge Basnight of the U.S. Army overseas; one daughter, Mrs. V.K. Holloman of Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. R.M. Payne of Norfolk and Mrs. J.B. Sawyer of Columbia; three brothers: C.B. Basnight of Norfolk, James Basnight of Stumpy Point and W. Ray Basnight of the U.S. Army overseas; and two grandchildren: Darlena Fay and Wilma K. Basnight of Norfolk. He was a member of East Lake Methodist Church. The body was removed to the Sykes Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted in East Lake Saturday afternoon.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 13, 1945; pg. 1)

Lamb Reid Basnight

MANTEO - Lamb Reid Basnight, 85, of Manteo, NC died Wednesday, September 8, 2010.  He was the son of the late Thomas and Mariah Basnight.  He was a veteran of WWII.  He is survived by three sons, Reid and Lamb of Elizabeth City, NC and Jamie of Hampton, VA; two daughters, Jewel and Sherri of Virginia Beach, VA; seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren; three brothers, and one sister.  Services will be held at Milltail Creek in Buffalo City, NC, Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 2:00 PM.  In lieu of Flowers please make donations to East Lake Holiness Church.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] – Thursday, September 9, 2010)

Luella Elizabeth Payne Basnight

EAST LAKE - Luella Elizabeth Payne Basnight, 74, of East Lake, died January 13 in a Chowan County hospital in Edenton. Mrs. Basnight was a native of Wanchese and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Melissa Barnett Payne and the widow of James B. Basnight. Mrs. Basnight is survived by one daughter, Rosie Patrick of East Lake; two sons: J.B. Basnight of Stumpy Point and Hubert Basnight of Manns Harbor; one sister, Lessie Montague of Wanchese; 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were set for Saturday, January 16 in Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. John Chase. Burial was to follow in the East Lake Methodist Church Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  January 17, 1993)

 Mabel Glynn Hassell Basnight

Mabel Glynn Hassell Basnight of Manteo, died Monday, November 16, in a Norfolk Hospital. Mrs. Basnight, a native of Manteo, was a former secretary to D. Bradford Fearing, who served as chairman of County Commissioners and Chamber of Commerce, and the producer and general manager of "The Lost Colony" from 1937-1977 and continued to serve as box office manager through the 1992 season. She was retired from N.C. Power, where she was director of customer service. Mrs. Basnight had also been business manager for Roanoke Utilities and Fearings, Inc. and was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Abner Charles and Lillian Hassell of Manteo. Mrs. Basnight is survived by her husband, J.O. "Mose" Basnight of the home; a daughter, Lebame Houston, and a son, Jimmy Basnight, both of Manteo; a sister, Sophie Fulcher of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; a brother, A. Charles Hassell of Suffolk, Va.; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel November 19 by the Rev. Clarence Garner and Rev. Jimmy Davenport. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. [A photo of Mrs. Basnight accompanied this article]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 19, 1992)

Marvin Penrose Basnight

MANTEO - Marvin Penrose Basnight, 77, died Monday, December 7, 1998, in Reston Hospital, Reston, Virginia. He was a native of East Lake and was retired from the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation.  He was the son of the late William Preston and Julia Pinner Basnight.  Mr. Basnight is survived by two sisters: Margaret B. Clark of Nags Head and Mildred B. Rogers of Manteo. Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo. Burial will follow in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 10, 1998)

Mary Mann Evans Basnight

Mary Mann Evans Basnight, 84, of Manteo, NC died Saturday, January 22, 2005 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Basnight, born in Manteo, was a retired bookkeeper for Hassell & Creef and was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late John Coles and Mary Ella Mann Evans and the widow of the late William Hugh Basnight. Mrs. Basnight is survived by a daughter, Nancy B. Kebschull and husband, Dave of Churchville, MD; a grandson, Bill Kebschull and wife, Caroline of Manteo, NC; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Malin Kebschull. Funeral services will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 11:00 am with Rev. Tom Miss, Rev. Jerry Cribb and Rev. Ron Denham officiating. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 25, 2005; pg. 6A

Maxine Ballance Basnight

MANTEO - Maxine Ballance Basnight, age 74, died Monday, Sept. 25, in her residence. Mrs. Basnight was born in Hatteras and was a retired secretary for the Dare County Board of Education. She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #49 Lakewood, N.J. She was the daughter of the late Charlie H. and Lina Styron Ballance and was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Holmes Basnight. Surviving are two daughters: Melva B. Garrison and Karen B. Martin, both of Manteo, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will her held Sept. 27 in Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. Robert Bundy with burial in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 26,1995)

Nina Smith Basnight

MANTEO, NC - Nina Smith Basnight, 86, of Manteo, died Saturday August 11, 2007, in her residence. Mrs. Basnight was born in East Lake and was retired from Dare County Schools as a long time cafeteria worker and bus driver.  She was the daughter of the late Robert Fonso and Emily Shannon Smith Holmes and the widow of William Roy Basnight.  Surviving are her daughter Susan B. Huguley of Manteo and numerous cousins.  A celebration of life will be held Tuesday August 14,2007, at 1:00 p.m. in Twiford’s Colony Chapel by Rev. C.L. Reynolds. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 14, 2007; pg. 10A)

Sandy Tillett Basnight

Sandy Tillett Basnight, 59, of Manteo passed away Sunday, June 10, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after a long and courageous fight with illness. A member of Bethany United Methodist Church and a lifelong Outer Banks resident, she was a dedicated and beloved wife, mother and friend who will be greatly missed. Born Sept. 9, 1947, Sandy was the daughter of the late Hughes Tillett of Wanchese, a commercial fisherman who later worked for NC Sea Grant, and the late Lessie Rogers Tillett, originally of Duck. Sandy was married for 39 years to Marc Basnight of Manteo and was the mother of two daughters: Vicki, 38, and Caroline, 27. She was co-owner and chief financial manager of the family’s Nags Head restaurant, the Lone Cedar Café. Sandy was both mother and best friend to her daughters, who called her “the best mama anyone could ever hope for,” and was an incredible and constant source of support for her husband’s public service as state senator for the 1st Senatorial District. Her family was her true joy and happiness, and they were with her Sunday as she met her Lord. Antiquing and collecting were among Sandy’s favorite pastimes; she had a booth at the antique mall in Manteo and she often went antiquing with her best friends, Pat Cahoon and her sister-in-law Sarah Owens. Her love of the water meant she could also be found clamming with a rake on a hard, sandy shoal on the back of Pea Island, or shrimping with a small net in front of her house. Sandy’s clam chowder recipe is known and loved throughout Dare County and is served daily at the family’s restaurant. Sandy was an animal lover who owned three dogs (her favorite was a pug named May), cats and birds, and had horses when she was younger. Voted most athletic by her high school graduating class, Sandy was a fan of baseball and basketball who followed the New York Yankees and the North Carolina Tar Heels. She also was an avid reader. Sandy is survived by her husband and daughters; her brother, Hughes Tillett, who with his wife Janice of Manteo have two children, Julie Owens and Rex Tillett; and her sister, Candy Daniels, who with her husband Willie Daniels of Wanchese have two children, Sidney and Brandon Daniels. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at Bethany United Methodist Church, located at 101 Wharf Road in Wanchese. Pastors Bill Cottingham and Bill Holliday will officiate. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery on Wingina Avenue and John Borden Street in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 12, 2007; pg. 10A)

Talmadge I. Basnight

Talmadge I. Basnight, 86 of Preyer Avenue, Elizabeth City passed away Friday morning, January 24, 2014. He was born on July 12, 1927 in East Lake, NC to the late Stanford Thomas Basnight and Mariah Smith Basnight. Mr. Basnight was a retired letter carrier for the U. S. Postal Service. He was a veteran of the US Army having served during World War II. Mr. Basnight was a dedicated member of Berea Baptist Church where he taught the Dennis Morgan Sunday School Class and other classes including The Couple’s Class. He was a member and song leader for the Senior Club and member of the Men’s Breakfast which is held at the church on the last Sunday of each month. Mr. Basnight was a member and past president of the Knobbs Creek Senior Center Club where he was a member of the Bell Choir. He was a member of the National Assoc. of Letter Carriers, a charter member of the River City Lion’s Club and a Block Captain for the River City Crime Watch.  Mr. Basnight is survived by his wife of 65 1/2 years, Gloria Smith Basnight; a daughter, Darlene Basnight Roberts and husband, Wilson of Shawboro, NC and two grandchildren, Ashley and Heidi Roberts both of Shawboro, NC. Also, surviving are one sister, Janet B. Creef of Virginia Beach, VA.; two brothers, Jesse Basnight of Columbia, SC and Aubrey Basnight of Nags Head, NC; several special nieces and nephews and an adopted son, Lamb Basnight, who would visit often and take him to places that he loved to visit. He leaves behind his beloved cat, Fluffy, who loved to sit with him in the swing and take naps together. He had many special friends that loved him very much and will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Bratton and two brothers, Reid and Wallace Basnight.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 27, 2014, at 1:00pm in Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church Street, by Pastor Kenneth Wallace. Burial will follow in the West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home Sunday evening from 5:00 until 6:00 pm and at other times at their residence, 1113 Preyer Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Basnight family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Vivian Taylor Basnight

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Vivian Taylor Basnight, 91, passed away July 11 in Nags Head. Born April 5, 1914 in Richmond, Va., she was the daughter of the late Ira and Virginia Taylor and the widow of Leslie J. Basnight, Sr. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Lewis Basnight. Vivian was a member of Powells Point Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her love of family, young children and animals. Survivors include three sons: Leslie J. Basnight, Jr. and wife Jean of Kill Devil Hills, Alson L. Basnight and wife Brenda of Dobson and Horace Wood and wife Ellen of Marietta, Ga.; two sisters: Elizabeth Morillo and Margarette Crowe; 8 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 14 in the Francis Gay Chapel of Oman Funeral Home in South Norfolk, Va. The Rev. Evelyn Puckett officiated. Interment followed in Riverside Memorial Park.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 17, 2005; pg. 10A)

William H. Basnight

"BEAR BILL" DIED 2:30 LAST FRIDAY - In the death of William H. Basnight of Roanoke Island, Veteran Nimrod and King of Bear Hunters, N.C. loses an interesting character.  Taken seriously ill several days ago supposedly from ptomaine poisoning, he passed away last Friday afternoon at 2:30.  Mr. Basnight was born at East Lake, March 25, 1841.  His wife was formerly Miss Jane Rogers who was born on the same day as Mr. Basnight and who survives him after about 55 years of uneventful married life.  Of there marriage two children are living: a son, B.B. Basnight, and a daughter, Mrs. V.S. Rogers of Manteo.  There are also several grandchildren and some great-grandchildren.  For many years just prior to his death he was keeper of a hunting club on Durant's Island, Dare County, belonging to Northern millionaires.  Mr. Basnight was active and in splendid health almost up to his death and he never lost the accuracy of his aim.  In his younger days his bear hunting activities became so successful that Col. Creecy of the old Elizabeth City Economist dubbed him with the sobriquet "Bear Bill" by which nickname his many friends have known him ever since.  In fact, Mr. Basnight used to call himself that sometimes.  Although born in an isolated section which at that time had no school, he acquired by his own efforts a comprehensive education; and by help of his familiarity with woodcraft easily mastered surveying, which vocation he followed in connection with his hunting for several years and there is barely a square mile of territory in Eastern N.C. which at some time or another he hasn't explored.  He had thousands of reminiscences replete with the perils and pleasures of his many years of hunting, from which to draw and could readily entertain for hours anyone who was fortunate enough to hear him relate them.  His ability as a raconteur was readily recognized by dozens of northern sportsmen who were glad to get him up north as an after dinner speaker, and his spicy speeches invariably bought the applause of all his hearers.  No hunter in this section of Carolina has become more widely known.  His genial disposition won for him many friends who deeply regret his death.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, October 29, 1920; pg. 7)

Sandra Kay Ballance Bass

HATTERAS - Sandra Kay Ballance Bass, 60, died Monday, December 10 in Gulfport, Mississippi. Mrs. Bass was born in Hatteras on April 4, 1941 to the late Millard F. and Nita Baum Ballance. She was predeceased by a brother, Bruce Michael Ballance. She had lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast 36 years. She was a legal secretary for Meadows Tiley Law firm and was a member of Order of Eastern Star #306. She graduated from Cape Hatteras High School in 1960. Survivors include two sons: John L. Byrd and George M. Byrd, both of Long Beach; a brother, Tex Ballance of Hatteras; and 3 grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Long Beach. Burial will be in Long Beach City Cemetery directed by Riemann Funeral Home in Gulfport.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001; pg. 11A)

Michael Wayne Batchelor

BUXTON, NC - Michael Wayne Batchelor, 51, of Buxton, NC, died Monday, February 20, 2006 in Rodanthe, NC. Mr. Batchelor, born in Jacksonville, NC, was a Commercial Fisherman and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was the son of the late Walter Steven and Alice Dewsberry Batchelor. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patty Batchelor.  Mr. Batchelor is survived by his wife, Teresa Bowden Batchelor of the residence; three daughters, Melissa Batchelor and Danielle Batchelor, both of Hatteras, NC and Jill Batchelor of Boone, NC; a son, Tony Batchelor of Hatteras, NC and a step-son, Jonathan Bowden of Chincoteague, VA; a sister, Nancy Barett of Delaware; two brothers, Butch Batchelor and Joe Batchelor, both of Rock Hall, MD; three grandchildren, Nicholas Batchelor, Mary Jane Bowden and Ethan Batchelor.  A Memorial service will be held at Lighthouse Assembly of God in Buxton, NC on Friday, February 24, 2006 at 2:00 pm, with Rev. David Waterfield officiating.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Delma Creef Bateman

IN WOODVILLE - Mrs. Delma Creef Bateman, 63, died Monday morning in the Rocky Mount Sanitarium following a 6-month illness. She had been in declining health for the past 8 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. W.A. Renfrow and the Rev. Keith Nanney. Burial followed in New Hollywood Cemetery. Mrs. Bateman was a native of East Lake, N.C. and had lived in Woodville for the past 37 years. She was owner-operator of Bateman's Service Center for thirty years and was a member of the East Lake United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Van and Mrs. Lola Alexander Creef and wife of Ronald B. Bateman of the home. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Wesly (Joyce Ann) Ownley, Mrs. Dudley (Dora Jean) White, both of Rt. 2, Elizabeth City; four sons: Donnie Bateman, Carl Wayne Bateman, Ronald Dean Bateman, all of Rt. 3, Hertford, and Gary Bateman of Rt. 1, Elizabeth City; five sisters: Mrs. Grace Whidbee, Mrs. Iris Mae Smith, Mrs. Rethea Joyce Marsh, all of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Marjorie Gail Bafford, New Jersey, and Mrs. Ruby Grimstead of Va. Beach, Va.; three brothers: Bill Creef of Elizabeth City, Gilbert Creef of Riverside, Calif. and Archie Creef of Chapel Hill, N.C.; thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - August 4, 1982; pg. 12)

Donnie Braxton Bateman

Donnie Braxton Bateman, 71, of 131 Body Road, Hertford, NC passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Born in East Lake, NC, he was the son of the late Ronald Braxton Bateman and the late Delma Creef Bateman and was the husband of Elvie Banks Bateman of the residence.  Mr. Bateman was a veteran of the United States Army, having served proudly in the 82nd Airborne Division.  He later retired from Ford Motor Company.  Along with his wife, Mr. Bateman is survived by his sons, Ricky Bateman and wife Liz of Elizabeth City, NC and Duane Bateman and wife Lina of Weeksville, NC; sisters, Joyce Ownley and husband Wesley and Dora White and husband Dudley, all of Elizabeth City, NC; brothers, Carl Wayne Bateman and wife Joyce and Dean Bateman, all of Hertford, NC; granddaughters, Rachel Leary and husband Shawn of South Mills, NC, Katie Bateman of Weeksville, NC and Abby Bateman of Weeksville, NC; and his great grandson, Nolan Leary of South Mills, NC. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bateman was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Bateman, and his great grandson, Chandler Braxton Leary.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel.  Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the lobby of the funeral home immediately following the service and at all other times at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Bateman Family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

James Bateman

COLINGTON - James “Jimmy” Bateman, 55, died Friday, August 6, 2010 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Jimmy was a native of Colington and was employed in the Cable Business since High School.  He was the son of Luther Bateman of Colington and the late Viola “Olie” White.  In addition to his father, Jimmy is survived by his two sisters, Cathy Wright of Colington and Angela Bateman of Wilson, NC, as well as one brother, Raymond “Steve” Bateman, also of Colington.  To honor his request, the family will hold no memorial service.  His cremated remains will be taken to his favorite place, Maggie Valley, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 12, 2010; pg. 10A)

Nora Jane Bateman

NORFOLK, VA. - Nora Jane Bateman, 74, of East Sewells Pt. Rd., died July 1.  Graveside service: Saturday, July 5 in East Lake Family Cemetery in East Lake.  H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 6, 2003; pg. 15A)

Sarah Margaret Austin Bateman

REELSBORO - Sarah Margaret Austin Bateman, 80, died Sunday, January 23 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was born in Hatteras on November 30, 1930 to the late Bunyan "Bun" and Wedmore Austin.  She was preceded in death by her husband George Bateman; grandson George "Buddy" Bateman; brothers: Wilbur, Robert, Zack and John Littleton; sisters: Edna, Wilma, Elaine and Olivia Gray.  She is survived by her children: Rosie Willis and husband Russell of the home, Carolyn Ford and husband Ron, George Bateman, Jr. and wife Alice; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Her funeral was held at Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church and officiated by her grandchildren and friends.  Burial was in Hobucken.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March, 6, 2011; pg. 10A)

Annie Melson Baum

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Melson Baum of Kill Devil Hills, who died Thursday morning [May 18, 1961] in Norfolk General Hospital, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. Harold F. Leatherman, pastor. "God Will Take Care of You" was sung by the church choir. Mrs. Rennie Williamson accompanied at the organ. The casket was covered with a pall of pink and lavender carnations, pink and lavender gladioli and fern. Active pallbearers were Lawrence Swain, Elwood Parker, C.S. Meekins, George Creef, R.D. Sawyer and Larry Doyle. Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 26, 1961)

Arthur C. Baum
The Coastland Times - Friday, February 28, 1958; pg. 5

Arthur Cordell Baum

RODANTHE - Age 56, died Sunday, July 24, 1994, in a Norfolk hospital. He was a native of Elizabeth City, was a former resident of Chesapeake and was a retired maintenance man for Camp Hatteras Campground. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was the son of the late Thomas Baum and Carrie Louise Gard Baum and the husband of Diane Hudgins Baum of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sherry Baum Silva of Salvo, N.C., and Denise Weaver of Frisco, N.C.; two sons, Arthur Cordell Baum, Jr. of Alaska and Robert Baum of Kill Devil Hills; and one brother, Thomas Baum of Gaithersburg, Md. A memorial service will be held at Camp Hatteras Soundside on Wednesday, July 27, 1994 at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Ronnie Midgett and the Rev. Roger Barnett.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, July 26, 1994)

RODANTHE - "HE WAS A REAL GOOD OLD FELLOW" - A HATTERAS ISLAND HANDYMAN, DIED LAST WEEK.
Friends always kidded handyman Cordell Baum that he would be late for his own funeral. A boisterous jokester who became a local legend for his untiring efforts to help others last year during a flood and a hurricane, Baum proved them all right - and got the last laugh. "We knew he was up there just chuckling down at us," Baum's widow, Diane, said from her Outer Banks mobile home Friday afternoon. "He always wanted to make people laugh.'' Baum, 56, died a week ago in a Norfolk hospital. His family planned a memorial gathering for 3 p.m. last Wednesday. The funeral worker carrying Baum's ashes didn't arrive until 4:15. One of two ministers scheduled to conduct the service never did show up. A 16-year-old driver plowed head-on into Rev. Ronnie Midgett's car atop the Oregon Inlet bridge. The minister was not hurt, but he and the funeral worker with the urn had to wait for a wrecker to clear the span. "We were going to have this nice little memorial, then sit around drinking coffee and telling Cordell stories,'' said Debbie Lilly of Moyock, Baum's sister-in-law. "Instead, 50 people all were waiting for Cordell. So we started talking about how typical that was and began to laugh.'' A gruff, often scruffy man who drank and brawled in his younger days, Baum favored tattered sweat shirts and wore work boots when he wasn't barefoot. He dropped out of school in the fifth grade and spent his childhood in Elizabeth City as a laborer - and getting into countless scrapes. In the late 1950s, Baum moved to Chesapeake and started Tidewater Termite Exterminators. Diane worked for the company, too - and married her boss in 1973. The Baums and their two daughters moved to Hatteras Island 16 years ago. Cordell Baum became an established character in the small seaside community. "He was wild and crazy. He got drunk and fought a lot. He had a hard life,'' said Baum's step-daughter, Denise Weaver. "Almost everyone around here liked him, though, because he'd talk to anyone. People were drawn to him because he made them feel good.'' "He lived in hell there towards the end,'' said Weaver's boyfriend, Kyle O'Neal. "Even from there, Cordell could make you laugh.'' The last three years of Baum's life were especially difficult: Besides undergoing quadruple-bypass heart surgery, he had to cope with diabetes, blood clots, kidney problems and other ailments. In 1991, the campground he tended was smashed by a tornado. And his home was mangled by two hurricanes and the March 1993 "Storm of the Century.'' "During Hurricane Bob, a tornado picked the entire trailer up and set it over on its side,'' Diane Baum said. "During that March storm, a shed crushed our roof and six feet of water buried our cars. Then Emily hit six months later. . . . "It was a tough year,'' she said. "But work after those storms occupied him - and that made him feel good.'' Baum went around the island village talking to people and offering a helping hand. He filled the campground's reserve tank with potable water and delivered it to neighbors' homes. He opened the campground's clubhouse for folks seeking refuge. And he found tools, car parts and RV equipment for anyone who asked. "It didn't even matter if he didn't like them,'' Diane Baum said. "He just wanted to help. That's where he found his reward.'' Even after ailments forced him to quit his full-time maintenance job, Baum took shifts in the campground's guard gate. He did odd jobs for friends and family. And he teased his former employees into being more productive. "He'd sit in his chair with the dog, mostly, the last year, looking out the window,'' Diane Baum said, smiling slightly from the same plaid-covered perch. "When he had the strength, he'd yell at the guys through the window: 'What the hell are you doing? Why don't you do that job the way you're s'posed to? Can't get along without me, huh?' "He was a tough old buzzard. But he made us all stronger.'' Every morning when he was able, Baum walked to the community store, sat at a picnic table on the porch and tried to "solve the world's problems.'' He and other old-timers talked of fishing and politics. And, of course, played jokes on each other. "He was a real good old fellow, and he used to buy a lot of fried chicken,'' said Dare County Commissioner Joseph "Mac'' Midgett, who runs the store and chatted with Baum most mornings. "I think everybody will miss him. He had a big mouth and a heart of gold.'' Baum's 19-year-old daughter, Sherry, agreed. "He had so many stories. He could make anything seem funny. And he was telling jokes all the time - but I never heard the same one twice. You couldn't print most of them, though.'' Baum also liked Statler Brothers hymns and Little Richard's rock. He enjoyed "Sanford and Son'' reruns and thought Archie Bunker was hilarious. Baum spent many long afternoons on the Frisco and Rodanthe piers - and weekends fishing for flounder from the beach or boats. In the end, his resting place was inspired by his passion for fishing. "We couldn't afford a burial, so we had him cremated,'' Weaver explained. "Some friends took us about three miles offshore in their fishing boat and we scattered Cordell out in the waves.'' "He always dreamed of finding that perfect flounder hole,'' Diane Baum said. "I hope that's just what he did.''  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, August 4, 1994)  -- Cordell Baum, a Hatteras Island handyman who died recently, is also survived by two sons, Cordell Baum, Jr. and Robert Baum.
[The sons' names were omitted from a front-page story Monday.]

Bertha Midgett Baum

Mrs. Jesse E. Baum, 49, of Kitty Hawk, died at her home Thursday night after a lingering illness. Mrs. Baum, who before marriage was Miss Bertha Midgett, daughter of Mrs. Mary H. Midgett of Kitty Hawk, was one of the outstanding women of the Kitty Hawk community and was well known for her leadership in church and community affairs. She was beloved by everyone and has a host of friends and relatives to mourn her passing. She was a member of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church. Mrs. Baum is survived by her husband and mother of Kitty Hawk; one daughter, Mrs. John Calfee of Westfield, New Jersey; one son, Lt. Ralph Etheridge Baum of the US Medical Corps Foreign Service; two sisters: Mrs. Carlos Dowdy of Kitty Hawk and Mrs. Crowder Davis of Wanchese; four brothers: Lt. Truxton Midgett of Virginia Beach, Va., W. Frank Midgett of Elizabeth City, Spencer L. Midgett of Staten Island, New York and Ernest L. Midgett of Brooklyn, New York; two grandchildren: John Edward Calfee and Ralph Douglas Calfee of Westfield, N.J. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at three o'clock at the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church by Rev. J.C. Harmon. Music was rendered by the choir of the Manteo Methodist Church under the direction of Miss Holland Wescott. Robert Midgett sang "Does Jesus Care?". Burial was in the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk. Pallbearers were Milton Perry, Norris Baum, Roy Baum, Hugh Liverman, Edgar Perry, Shelton Midgett, Carlos Dowdy and Charlie Perry.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 1, 1943; pg. 1)

Betty Ann Gray Baum

FRISCO - Betty Ann Gray Baum, 57, died Sunday, October 24 at a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Baum was born in Port Jefferson, N.Y. and was a homemaker. She is the daughter of the late William E. and Rebecca Austin Gray. She is survived by her husband, Johnny Baum of Frisco; two sisters: Rebecca Kohler of Hatteras and Kay Gray of Southold, N.Y. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Cape Hatteras Baptist Church with the Rev. John Cullop officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999; pg. 12A)

Brandon Matthew Baum
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 27, 1985; pg. 12A

Buena Hines Baum

KITTY HAWK - Buena Hines Baum, 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, in an area nursing home. Mrs. Baum was born in Kitty Hawk and was a homemaker and a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Banister J. and Elizabeth Perry Hines and the wife of the late Clavis Wyatt Baum, Sr. Surviving are a son, Clavis Wyatt Baum, Jr. of Southern Shores; two sisters: Robana H. Wise and Ruth Midgett, both of Kitty Hawk; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 3, at the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harry Greer officiating. Burial will follow in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 2, 1997)

Christopher Columbus Baum, Jr.

AVON - Christopher Columbus Baum, Jr., 62, died April 7 [1988] in N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was the son of the late Christopher Columbus and Beatrice Baum. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. Surviving are two daughters: Lorna Abbott of Buxton and Elizabeth Gallop of Rodanthe; three sons: Johnny D. Baum and Wayne Baum, both of Frisco, and Christopher Columbus Baum, III of Harkers Island; and 15 grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Christopher Columbus Baum [Sr.]

Christopher Columbus Baum, 47, of Kitty Hawk, died in the Marine Hospital in Norfolk Saturday night following an illness of three months. Funeral services were held at the graveside in the family plot at Kitty Hawk Tuesday afternoon by Rev,. C.C. Crutchfield, pastor of the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church, and members of the Wanchese Masonic Lodge #521. Burial was with full Masonic honors. Pallbearers were Ralph Whitehurst Burrus, F.W. Miller, Allen C. Mann, Paul Midgett, Jethro Midgett and Nelson Avery Tillett, all of whom are Masons and Coast Guardsmen. Mr. Baum was a retired Coast Guardsman and a veteran of World War I. He was also a member of the Wanchese Masonic Lodge and the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church. For the past 7 years he has been manager of the Dare County ABC Store #2 at Nags Head. Mr. Baum is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Culpepper Baum of Nags Head; one son, C.C. Baum, Jr. of the U.S. Naval Air Station in Melbourne, Fla.; one step-daughter, Miss Carolyn Culpepper of Nags Head; his father, J.E. Baum of Kitty Hawk; three sisters: Mrs. E.W. Baum and Miss Maude Baum of Kitty Hawk, and Mrs. Milton Staples of Belcross; one brother, G.F. Baum of Long Beach, California; and several nieces and nephews.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 28, 1944; pg. 1)

Clavis Wyatt Baum, Sr.

KITTY HAWK - C. Wyatt Baum, Sr., 82, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, at a Nags Head nursing facility. Mr. Baum was a native of Kitty Hawk and was a retired Chief Warrant Officer, W4, for the U.S. Coast Guard for 30 years. He was the chief carpenter during his latter years in the USCG prior to being part of the Merchant Marine inspection for the Coast Guard. He was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521. He was the keel inspector on the first nuclear ship the "U.S. Savannah". As a teenager, he built some homes on the beach with supplies that were delivered on a horse-drawn cart. He was the advisor for the building of the altar that is currently being used in the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Mr. Baum will be remembered by many for his hobby and ability for clock making and watch repairs. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom & Mamie Perry Baum; and 2 sisters: Ruby Young and Katherine Walston. Mr. Baum is survived by his wife, Buena Hines Baum, presently residing at Britthaven of the Outer Banks; one son: Clavis Wyatt Baum, Jr. of Southern Shores; one aunt: Otilla Berry of Norfolk, Va.; 4 grandchildren: Clavis Wyatt Baum, III of Tucson, Arizona, William Michael Baum of Kitty Hawk, Thomas Matthew Baum and his wife Belinda of Faquay-Varina, NC, and Donna B. Perry of Kitty Hawk; 6 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Nov. 1 at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk with military rites. Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 31, 1996 & Thursday, November 7, 1996)

Edward N. Baum
The Coastland Times - Friday, July 9, 1954; pg. 1

Elijah William Baum

Elijah William Baum, 80, of Kitty Hawk, died Wednesday [Nov. 10, 1965] at 5 p.m. in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, after an illness of 3 1/2 years. A lifelong resident of Kitty Hawk, he was a member of Junior Order of United American Mechanics. A retired carpenter, he contracted to build the first Kitty Hawk Methodist Church. He rebuilt the church about 1900. He was a son of George W. and Mrs. Matilda Etheridge Baum. surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hettie Mae Baum; two sons, Orville L. Baum of Kitty Hawk and Elbert A. Baum of Chesapeake; a daughter, Mrs. Edna B. Harris and a sister, Miss Nora L. Baum, both of Kitty Hawk; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday in the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church by the Rev. H.M. Wilkinson. Burial will be in Austin Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 12, 1965)

Elizabeth Griffin Baum

KITTY HAWK - Elizabeth "Lib" Griffin Baum, 82, of Kitty Hawk, died Sunday, July 28, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Baum, a native of Elizabeth City, was a retired secretary and bookkeeper. She was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and the Dare County Tourist Bureau. Mrs. Baum was the daughter of the late George Edward and Mattie Sexton Griffin and the widow of Orville Lee Baum. Mrs. Baum is survived by one daughter, Matilda B. Zuhars Of Kitty Hawk; two sisters: Hilda Wysong and Eleanor Whitehurst, both of Portsmouth, Va.; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk on August 1 with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 30, 1996)

Ellsworth J. Baum

CAR CRASHES ON BRIDGE, ENDS LIFE OF ELSWORTH BAUM - Elsworth J. Baum, 62, popular citizen of Kitty Hawk and a retired veteran of 30 years services in the Coast Guard, died Saturday night around 8:00 in the icy waters beneath the Wright Memorial Bridge over Currituck Sound. The truck he was driving enroute home from Elizabeth City went through the rail of the bridge and overboard. At the time of this writing his body had not been recovered. Elijah W. Baum, a relative, was following close behind and coming to the spot heard the unfortunate man calling for help. He rushed back to his car after discovering the man's predicament and attempted to pass a chain over the bridge to help him but found the victim had disappeared. He had been in the icy waters several minutes and it is likely he was also suffering from injuries resulting from the crash. Mr. Baum had been driven to Elizabeth City by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Shirley Baum, so that he might drive the truck back as he is engaged in the fish business. He was alone at the time. It is possible that a blow out on the old unrebuilt section of the bridge caused the accident. The bridge had been under repair more than four years and at the rate the State Highway engineers are working on it, may be another 4 years due to lack of sufficient number of men. The old decking is studded with nails and is costing the citizens of this section a pretty penny in tires punctured and ruined. Mr. Baum was the brother of Edward N. Baum, Chairman of the Dare County Board of Education. He was active in community affairs and his genial nature made him highly popular.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 8, 1944; pg. 1)

ELLSWORTH BAUM'S BODY FOUND AT ROANOKE ISLAND - After more than 40 days in the water, the body of Ellsworth Baum of Kitty Hawk was found Monday afternoon by John B. Etheridge of Manteo while he was hunting on the reef in Roanoak Sound. The body was brought to Manteo by coroner Marvin Rogers, identified and turned over to relatives. Mr. Baum was drowned about December 5th when his truck went through the rail of the Currituck Sound bridge one icy cold Saturday night while he was driving home alone from Elizabeth City.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 19, 1945; pg. 2)

Fannie Brothers Perry Baum

Fannie Brothers Perry Baum, 96, passed away gently on January 9, 2009. She was born February 11, 1912 to Maggie and Fred W. Brothers, Sr. in Newland, North Carolina, one of eleven children. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, and a member of the Pasquotank 4-H Honor Club.  Before becoming a wife and mother, she worked on the nursing staff at Western Maryland College in Westminster, Maryland. She always wanted to be remembered for her perfect driving record of 74 years with no tickets or accidents.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles W. Perry, Sr., the father of her two children, and Jesse Baum. She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Perry (Neil Loy), and a son, Charles Perry (Jessica Loose), and 12 grandchildren. Unselfish in life and unselfish in death, she donated her remains to East Carolina University School of Medicine for anatomical study. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 17 at the Colington United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted to assist the family.   (Outer Banks Sentinel - Jan. 14, 2009)

Florence Gertrude Waterfield Baum
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 23, 1979; pg. 12

 George Wolfenden Baum

IN WANCHESE - George Wolftenden Baum, 87, died in the Albemarle Hospital on April 15 following a long illness. Funeral services were held in Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Jerry Jackson, pastor of the Bethany United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Jimmy Davenport, pastor of the Manteo Baptist Church, both of Wanchese. Burial followed in the Baum Family Cemetery in Wanchese. Mr. Baum was a native and life-long resident of Wanchese and was a retired commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church and was the son of the late Samuel and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Midgett Baum and husband of Mrs. Edith Davis Baum of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Quidley Daniels of Wanchese; two sisters: Mrs. Pearl Scharff and Mrs. Rena Tillett, both of Wanchese; 2 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - April 21, 1982; pg. 15)

Gertrude Midgett Baum

NORFOLK - Gertrude Midgett Baum, 86, last survivor of 13 children, died Oct. 26, 1993 in a Norfolk nursing home. Mrs. Baum was born in Rodanthe, N.C. and lived in Landsdale community for 45 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Ferebee-Halstead Memorial United Methodist Church, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a charter member of Landsdale Garden Club and past member of Margaret Patterson Women's Club. She was Past Noble Grand of Virginia Rebekah Lodge #13, Elizabeth Chapter Order of Eastern Star and was the widow of Ret. Capt. Robert M. Baum, Sr. Survivors include a daughter, Ivadean B. Smith and son-in-law Glen E. Smith, Sr. of Norfolk; a son, Ret. Capt. Robert M. Baum, Jr. and wife Lucinda G. Baum of Manns Harbor, N.C.; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - circa Oct. 28, 1993)

Harry Lawrence Baum

Harry Lawrence Baum, 82, passed away at his residence on Baumtown Road in Wanchese, Tuesday morning, June 12, 2012.  A Wanchese native, Harry was the son of the late Wayland Wainright Baum and the late Vivian Midgett Baum and also preceded in death by his son, Jerrold Baum.  He is survived by his wife, Cecelia Daniels Baum, of the home.  Mr. Baum proudly served in the U.S Coast Guard and was in the service during the Korean War.  He was an active member of Manteo First Assembly of God having served on the Board for 30 years and was a self-employed Charter Boat Captain.  In addition to his wife, Cecelia, Harry is survived by his son, Harry L. Baum, Jr. and wife Kathryn of Kill Devil Hills, his daughter Joanne B. Clift and husband William of Manteo, his sister Faye B. White and his brother, William “Billy” Baum and wife Wilma, all of Wanchese.  He is also survived by four step children, Barbara Hayes, Tori Daniels, both of Wanchese, Rose Whipple of Connecticut, and David Daniels, also of Wanchese.  Also left to cherish his memory are his six grandchildren, Gabrielle Clift, Uriah Clift, Taylor Baum, Jordan Baum, Blaze Hayes, Misty Cordeiro and husband Ryan, and his great-grandson, Noah Cordeiro.  The Funeral will be held at 7:00 pm, Friday Evening, June 15, 2012 at Manteo First Assembly of God with Rev.  Ron Denham officiating.  The Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Private Entombment at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens will occur Saturday morning, June 16, 2012.  Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Helen Stroupe Baum

Helen Stroupe Baum, 93, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at her residence.  Mrs. Baum was born in Morganton, N.C., and was a retired secretary having worked with Dare County tourism and Selective Services. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Mrs. Baum was the daughter of the late Frank and Cordelia Rhodes Stroupe and the wife of the late Balfour J. Baum Sr. She was also preceded in death by a son, Balfour J. “Butch” Baum Jr.  She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Baum Salgado of Australia and Helen C. Baum of Manteo; one sister, Doris Morris of Morganton; two grandchildren, Liz Minor and husband Jon of Australia and Ed Bulluck and wife Linda of Dallas; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Wescott of Manteo; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Manteo Cemetery by the Rev. Jerry Cribb and Rev. Albert Sikklee. Friends may join the family at the residence, 202 Ananias Dare St., Manteo, N.C. Twiford’s Colony Chapel is assisting the Baum family. (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - December 18, 2005)

Hesse Williams Baum

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Age 83, of the 400 block of Butterfly Drive, died May 28, 1996 in a local hospital. She was born in Buxton, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late Bateman A. Williams and Missouri Midgett Williams. She was a superb mother and homemaker. She was a member of Oaklette Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Joseph W. Baum; a daughter, Karen B. Barshall and her husband, Jon Marshall; a son, Joseph Alton Baum; 2 grandchildren, Lesa Marshall and Shawn Marshall, all of Chesapeake; a sister, Minnie Gianetti of North Carolina. The funeral will be conducted Friday, May 31, 1996 at 1:00 pm in Bethany United Methodist Church, Wanchese, with the Pastor Billy Holliday, officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Thursday, May 30, 1996 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at 637 Butterfly Drive, Chesapeake and the home of Mary Flemming, Baum Town Road, Wanchese, following the service. Twiford Colonial Chapel, Manteo are handling all arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, May 29, 1996)

Hettie Baum
The Coastland Times - Friday, April 18, 1969; pg. 6

Isaac Ellsworth Baum

ELIZABETH CITY - Isaac Ellsworth Baum, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Guardian Care Nursing Home. He was born in Dare County, the son of the late Ellsworth Jackson and Odessa Mae Tillett Baum. He was the husband of Betty Burgess Baum of the home. He retired from the Elizabeth City Cotton Mill and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Besides his wife, Mr. Baum is survived by a daughter, Norma F. Raper of Elizabeth City; 2 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City. Burial will follow in New Hollywood cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 30, 1999; pg. 10A)

Isaac Norris Baum

Isaac Norris Baum, 71, a native of the old settlement in the hills of Nags Head, member of a prominent family, and veteran of 30 years service in the Navy and Coast Guard, died Sunday afternoon in the Marine Hospital in Norfolk. He had been ill for 18 months. He was the husband of Mrs. Bertha Ward Baum and the son of the late Jesse and Penelope Tillett Baum of Nags Head. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Jesse E. Baum of Kitty Hawk, LeRoy Baum of Norfolk, Albert Baum of Philadelphia, Mrs. Robert Darden of Miami, Florida and Mrs. H.J. Liverman of Norfolk. He was a brother of the late Capt. Tom Baum who established the Roanoke Island ferries. Prior to his entry in the Coast Guard before World War I, he had served in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Navy and had made trips around the world. He had lived most of his life in the Kitty Hawk vicinity, but had been stationed for short periods at other North Carolina Coast Guard stations. He had 30 years and eight months of service. He was a member of Wanchese Lodge #521 AF&AM. His funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo and burial was made in the Manteo Cemetery. Rev. W.J. Freeman officiated.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 23, 1952; pg. 1)

Jerrold Craig Baum

WANCHESE - Jerrold Craig Baum, 38, died Sunday, October 3 at his residence. Jerrold was born in Norfolk, Va. and lived all of his life in Dare County. He was a commercial fisherman and a member of the AOFA. He was the son of Harry L. Baum of Wanchese and Joyce Stetson Baum of Wanchese. Besides his father and mother, surviving are a sister, JoAnne Baum Clift and husband William of Skyco; a brother, Harry L. Baum, Jr. of Wanchese; maternal grandmother, Lucretia Stetson of Wanchese; paternal grandfather, Wayland Baum of Wanchese; his step-mother, Cecelia Baum of Wanchese; a niece, Gabeielle Baum Clift, and nephew, Uriah Baum Clift. He is predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Vivian Baum and maternal grandfather, Woodrow Stetson. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. William Holliday and the Rev. Ron Denham. Burial will follow in the Tillett Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 5, 1999; pg. 8A)

Jesse Etheridge Baum
The Coastland Times - July 6, 1976; pg. 12

Kenneth Leroy Baum
The Coastland Times - Friday, November 9, 1956; pg. 1

Laura Rogers Baum
The Coastland Times - Friday, February 5, 1954; pg. 1

Lillie Columbus Miller Baum [Mrs. Thomas Hardy Baum]
Greensboro Daily News - November 16, 1936
Submitted by Linda Lau

Mamie Jean Faust Baum
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000; pg. 10A

Mary Scarborough Baum
The Coastland Times - Friday, January 28, 1966; pg. 1

Mary Williams Baum

KITTY HAWK, NC - Mary Williams Baum, 82, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Thursday, November 30, 2006 at her residence. Mrs. Baum was born in Princess Anne County, Virginia and worked in Circulation and Delivery for the Virginian Pilot for over 20 years. She was the daughter of the late Walter Francis and Bessie Murden Williams and was the widow of the late Woodrow Wilson Baum. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Pauline Gallop.  Mrs. Baum is survived by two daughters, Cathleen “Susie” Perry of Kitty Hawk, NC and Elizabeth Jeanette Vernon of High Point, NC; three sons, John Baum of Jarvisburg, NC, Tommy Baum and Robert Lee Mason, both of Kitty Hawk, NC; one sister, Virginia Caldwell of Hampton, VA; fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, on_Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Eugene McLawhorn officiating. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Saturday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Matilda Etheridge Baum
The Coastland Times - Friday, April 17, 1953; pg. 1

Maud Muller Baum
The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 26, 1974; pg. 12A

Moody Meadows Baum

WANCHESE - Moody Meadows Baum, 92, died Saturday, Feb. 24, at a Nags Head nursing facility. Mr. Baum, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., was born in Baumtown (Wanchese). He was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Josephus And Mary Daniels Baum, and was the husband of Anna Baum of Philadelphia. Besides his wife, Mr. Baum is survived by 7 sons: Kenneth Baum of West Virginia, Moody Baum, Jr., Charles Baum, Charlie Baum, and Alton Baum of Philadelphia, Marvin Baum and Martin Baum of Fencetown, New Jersey; one daughter, Gloria Baum of Philadelphia; one sister: Mary Baum Fleming of Wanchese; one brother, Joseph W. Baum of Chesapeake, Va.; 4 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese on Monday, Feb. 26 by the Rev. Billy Holliday. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo was in charge of the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 27, 1996)

Nora Baum
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 30, 1976; pg. 12

Orville Lee Baum

KITTY HAWK - Orville Lee "Obie" Baum, 86, died Monday, April 24 at his residence. Born in Kitty Hawk, he was the son of the late Elijah William Baum and the late Hettie Baum Baum. He was the husband of Elizabeth "Lib" Griffin Baum. Mr. Baum was a retired independent oil dealer and a contract distributor for 25 years for the Virginian-Pilot And Ledger Star. He attended N.C. State College 1929-1931, majoring in engineering. He was a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and a former member and president of Dare County Chamber Of Commerce and one of the original members of Dare County Tourist Bureau. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Matilda B. Zuhars of Kitty Hawk; one sister, Edna B. Harris of Kitty Hawk; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted April 27 at Austin Cemetery with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - April 25, 1995)

Oscar Willis Baum

Oscar Willis Baum, 71, of Elizabeth City, died Friday morning in the Albemarle Hospital following a short illness. He was a native of Kitty Hawk but resided In Elizabeth City most of his life where he was a retired auto mechanic. He was the son of the late Arthur C. and Mrs. Laura Rogers Baum and the husband of Helen Bright Baum of the home. Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Emily Winslow of Elizabeth City and one sister, Mrs. Emily Liverman also of Elizabeth City. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday in Westlawn Cemetery by the Rev. Charles McKenzie, pastor of the Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church. Twiford's Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - January 12, 1979)

Ralph E. Baum
The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 15, 1973; pg. 10

Richard Evelyn Baum
The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 17, 1988; pg. 8A

Robert Mullen Baum, Jr.

FAIRHOPE, ALA. - Robert Mullen "Bobby Jr." Baum, Jr., went to join his loving parents, Robert Mullen and Gertrude Midgett Baum in their heavenly home Dec. 24, 2007. Robert was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Rodanthe, N.C. He was delivered by his maternal grandmother, Orenda "Gramma Rendy," in her home. Robert is survived by his wife, Joann D. Baum of the home; five children from a previous marriage, Robert Mullen Baum III and wife Janet of the Republic of Panama, Christiana Powers of Norfolk, Rebecca B. Gometz and husband James of Chesapeake, Kevin W. Baum of Winterville, N.C., and Jonathan D. Baum and wife Debi of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Robert Mullen Baum IV and wife Jenny of Mexico City, Mexico, Erika Baum of Panama City, Panama, Genevieve Knowlton and husband Ron of Hampton, Allyson and Travis Gometz of Chesapeake, Warren, Samuel and Daniel Baum of Manns Harbor, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Meredith and Chandler Warner of Hampton; four step-grandchildren, Luke, Matthew, Lauren and Thomas Mahler of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; three stepsons, William A. Foster and wife Geri of Dunnellon, Fla., Michael K. Foster of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Kirk A. Foster of Fairhope, Ala.; and his beloved sister, Ivadean B. Smith and husband Glen of Norfolk. Robert’s family lived in Baum Town (Wanchese), N.C., until they moved to Norfolk in 1936. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1944 (World War II) and served as quarter master third class on USCG Covington PF56. Robert then went to work for Virginia Ferry Corporation on ferries running from Little Creek to Cape Charles, Va. He worked as a tug master and docking pilot for several different companies in Norfolk. One of the highlights of his life was the eight years he served as tug master on the W.R. Coe in Norfolk. Crews he hired became lifelong friends who encouraged and supported each other as life passed into the twilight years and beyond. In 1975, Robert transferred to the United States-controlled Panama Canal ("Crossroads of the World"), where he finished his civil service career, doing the work he had loved from young childhood. He said many times that there was never a day during his long career that he didn’t look forward to work. For 17 years he piloted ships from every country in the world, transiting between the Atlantic and the Pacific. He retired in 1992 and lived in Manns Harbor, N.C., until he moved to Alabama in 1996, where he resided until his death. Robert had 52 years in the profession, 44 of which were piloting ships. Robert was of the Methodist faith. He was a master Mason and a member of the Shriners. A "Celebration of Life" memorial service will be observed Friday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Wolfe-Bayside Funeral Home, 19698 Greeno Road (Hwy. 98), Fairhope, Ala. A service will also be observed at Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church, Manteo, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. where family and friends may honor his life.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, January 1, 2008)

Rosa Midgett Baum
The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 27, 1972; pg. 12A

Shannon Elizabeth Baum

KITTY HAWK - Shannon Elizabeth Baum, was born Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at Chesapeake General Hospital and died very early Wednesday morning, February 4th at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.  She is survived by her mother, Lisa Baum, a big sister, Jasmine; maternal grandparents, Tommy and Marie Baum; one uncle, T.J. and one aunt Nettie; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Baum; she was preceded in death by one maternal great-grandfather, Woodrow Wilson Baum.  A graveside service will be held at Austin Cemetery on Saturday, February 7, 2004 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Eugene McLawhorn officiating.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Sherry Anne Baum

NORFOLK, VA. - Sherry Anne Baum, 27, died on January 12. She was born in Virginia Beach, Va., daughter to Diane Hudgins Baum of Rodanthe and the late Arthur Cordell Baum. Including her mother, Sherry is survived by one sister, Denise Goodson and husband Stephen of Virginia Beach. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Twiford Funeral Home, Chesapeake, Va. is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 17, 2002; pg. 7A)

Sophia Morison Baum
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 6, 1984; pg. 12A

Thelma Daniels Baum

Thelma Daniels Baum, 93, of Wanchese, NC, died Saturday June 14, 2014. She was born to Ruford Anderson Daniels, and Gladys Richardson, and wife of the late Somers Christopher Baum. Thelma was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, and she sang in the choir. She worked at the Sea Foam Motel for several years as a maid. Thelma loved to fish, and would fish every Wednesday. She loved to be on the water with her husband and her sons.  She is survived by her children, sons Thomas Ruford Baum, and wife Martha Jennings, of Wanchese, Walter Wainwright Baum and wife Lottie, of Wanchese, Richard Lee Baum and wife Anna, of Grandy; her daughter, Lisa Perry, and husband Michael E. Perry, of Colington; and her youngest son, Allen Christopher Baum, and his wife DeeAnn, of Kitty Hawk; her sisters, Reba Conrad, of Charlotte, NC, and Laura Paul, of Winterville, NC; sister in law, Elaine Daniels, of Manteo; and her brother, Tommy Daniels, and his wife Edna, of Wanchese; nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.  Including her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Viola Luke and her husband, Frank; brothers Robert Daniels, and Denny Daniels; her sister in law, Loma Daniels; brothers in law, Bob Conrad, and George Paul; and her great grandchild, Rodney Murray.  Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Bethany United Methodist Church, at 2:00 pm. A visitation for family and friends will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel on Monday, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. She will be buried in Cudworth Cemetery next to her husband.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Thomas A. Baum

Capt. Thomas A. Baum, 61, prominent citizen and civic leader died suddenly in his home at Manteo shortly before noon Sunday, December 23. he was a native of Nags Head and had lived here for 18 tears upon his return from Norfolk where he lived many years, leaving the position of Superintendent of the Chesapeake ferries. Capt. Baum established the first ferry service connecting Roanoke Island with the outside world in June 1926 and his tireless work was largely responsible in creating a demand for bridges which later replaced his ferries. When bridges were built, he established a ferry service across Croatan Sound and Alligator River, and for 3 years these ferries have operated free under contract with the State. Capt. Baum was a member of the Manteo Methodist Church, the Rotary Club, and the Dare County Draft Board. He was one of the county's most highly esteemed citizens and a liberal supporter of all causes for community betterment. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Melson Baum; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence L. Frank of Chicago; two sisters: Mrs. H.J. Liverman of Norfolk and Mrs. R.R. Darden of Miami, Fla.; four brothers: J.E. Baum and I.N. Baum of Kitty Hawk, L.M. Baum of Norfolk and Albert Baum of Philadelphia.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 28, 1945; pg. 1)

Thomas Edward Baum, Sr.
The Coastland Times - Friday, December 8, 1967; pg. 8

Tom Lee Baum
The Coastland Times - March 21, 1958; pg. 8

Vivian Midgett Baum

WANCHESE - Vivian Midgett Baum, 81, of Wanchese, died Jan. 17, in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mrs. Baum was a native of Manteo and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Ellis H. and Mrs. Lavinia O'Neal Midgett and the wife of Wayland W. Baum of the home. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Women and former Sunday School teacher. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter; Faye B. White of Frederick, Md.; two sons; Harry L. Baum and William S. Baum, both of Wanchese; one sister; Genia Rogers Of Manteo; two brothers; Edwin Midgett of Elizabeth City and Wilbur Midgett of Blue Anchor, N.J.; nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A church service will be conducted on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2:30 p.m. in the Bethany United Methodist Church by the Revs. Dick Lewis and David Daniels. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. The family will receive friends at the Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Saturday night from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 20, 1991)

Wayland Wainwright Baum

WANCHESE, NC - Wayland Wainwright Baum, 103, of Wanchese, NC passed away Monday, October 15, 2007 at his residence. He was born in Wanchese on August 16, 1904, and was a self-employed Sports Fishing Guide. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and was the oldest living member of the U.S. Lighthouse Service. He was also a son and son-in-law of two lighthouse keepers. Mr. Baum was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Vivian Midgett Baum, two brothers, Somers Baum and Talmadge Baum, and a grandson, Jerrold Baum. He is survived by a daughter, Faye White and husband, Eddie of Wanchese, NC; two sons, Harry L. Baum and wife, Cecelia and William S. Baum and wife, Wilma, all of Wanchese, NC; a sister, Ophelia Smith of Norfolk, VA; nine grandchildren, Marcia Coleman, Karen Lee Novello, Kay Daniels and husband, David, Judy Johnson and husband, Dean, Anna Mae Potter, Tony Baum and wife, Ann, Joanne Clift and husband, Bill, Harry Baum, Jr. and wife, Kathy, and Misty Rose Hayes; sixteen great-grandchildren, Christopher Coleman, Kimberly Campagna, Kacey Novello, Kara Novello, Jonathan Daniels, Evie Regenstreis, Joel Daniels, Billy Dean Johnson, Kelly Johnson, Charlotte Johnson, Wanda White Beacham, Gabriele Clift, Uriah Clift, Jordan Baum, Taylor Baum and Brandy Anna Basnight; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Bill Cottingham and David J. Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 18, 2007; pg. 10A)

William James Baum, Jr.

William James Baum, Jr., age 61, husband of Mrs. Florence Waterfield Baum and son of the late William James Baum and Mrs. Sarah Tillett Baum, a lifelong resident of Kitty Hawk, died Saturday, February 21, 1953 at 12:10 pm in a Norfolk hospital after a long illness. A veteran of World War II, he retired from the Coast Guard in 1945 with 24 year's service. He was a member of the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Florence Baum Spruill and Mrs. Nellie E. Johnston, both of Norfolk and Mrs. Nancy Lee Moore of Kitty Hawk; a son, John R. Baum, USCG stationed in Brooklyn, New York; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Tillett of Norfolk; a brother, Willis G. Baum of Norfolk; a half-brother, J.B. Baum of West Hampton, New York; and 9 grandchildren. The body was taken from the Derry-Twiford Funeral Home Sunday, February 22, 1953 to Manteo, NC. Funeral services will be conducted at the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church Monday, February 23, 1953 at 2:30 pm by the Rev W.J. Freeman, pastor. The body will be at the church at 1:30. Burial will be in the Austin Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, February 22, 1953)

William Norris Baum

William “Bill” Norris Baum, 72, passed away at his residence in Kill Devil Hills on Sunday, March 20, 2011.  A native of Kitty Hawk, he was the son of the late William Edward Baum and the late Alice Elegance O’Neal.  He is also predeceased by his wife, Mamie Jean Faust Baum and his brother, Daniel Baum.  Mr. Baum proudly served in the U.S. Army and will be remembered for his interest in fishing, playing pool, computer games, and playing horseshoes.  Local people may remember Bill from working at Kelly’s Restaurant in Nags Head where he did a variety of maintenance and landscaping work.  Mr. Baum is survived by his three daughters, Alice Virginia Baum and friend Charlie Edmond of Kill Devil Hills, Tammy Jean Sexton and husband Buck of East Lake, NC, Kathy Ann Gallagher and husband Jay of Graham, NC, a son, Kelly Baum and wife Lindsay, and a sister, Alice Welder of Bismarck, Missouri.  Also left to cherish his memory are 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  The family is planning a private Memorial Service that will be held at a later date.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

Woodrow Wilson Baum
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 29, 1988; pg. 6


Gertrude S. Baxter

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Gertrude S. Baxter, 91, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, died, Saturday, January 1, 2005 in Nags Head. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret O’Connell DeCelle.  Survivors include four sons, Edward Hillman and wife Jane of Fredericksburg, VA, Michael Hillman and wife Jeanette of Madison, TN, Johnny Baxter and wife Betsy of Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Tommy Baxter and wife Joan of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a nephew, Fredrick Albert and wife Mary Lou of Arlington, VA; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 11:00am at Columbia Gardens in Arlington, VA. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Baxter family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Margaret Dowling Bayne
The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 21, 1991; pg. 8A

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