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Gavin Gregory Bocks

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Gavin Gregory Bocks, infant son of William K. Bocks and Monique Mandvere of Kill Devil Hills, NC was born July 8, 2005 and died August 12, 2005 at Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk, VA.  Besides his parents, Gavin is survived by a sister, Evianna Bocks; the maternal grandparents, Allan and Christine Mandvere of Manteo, NC; a maternal great-grandmother, Johanna Frederiksen of Manteo, NC; and the Paternal grandparents, Robert and Peggy Bocks, also of Manteo, NC.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Monday, August 15, 2005 at 10:00 am. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Linda Carol Bonds

Linda Carol Bonds, born September 23, 1948 in Norfolk, Va. died on May 28 in Manteo.  Ms. Bonds was a long time resident of the Outer Banks and attended Mount Olivet United Methodist Church where a memorial service was held on Wednesday June 4.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 17, 2008; pg. 10A)

John Boniface, III

KING GEORGE CO., VA - John "Johnny" Boniface III, 46, of King George County, Va. passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012.  John was a graduate of VMI.  For the past 15 years John was a certified building official for a number of local governments.  Johnny was a long time resident of Dare County, N.C. and valued employee of the Town of Manteo, N.C.  He leaves behind many cherished friends and co-workers on the Outer Banks.  His infectious smile and captivating sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.  John is survived by his wife, Tamara Lynn Boniface of Nags Head, N.C.; a daughter, Abbe Boniface of Austin, Texas; two sons, John "Beau" Boniface IV and Brooks Boniface both of Austin, Texas; his parents, John Boniface Jr. M.D. and his wife, Billie of King George; his mother, Carole H. Boniface of Spotsylvania; three sisters, Blaire Morris of Fredericksburg, Beth Boniface of Morristown, Tenn. and Barbara Harvey of Spotsylvania.  Family and friends are welcome to attend John's memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 29 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Colonial Beach with the Rev. Ron Okrasinski officiating.  A memorial service on the Outer Banks will be held at a later date.  Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George is handling the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, February 28, 2012)

Doris Jones Bonner

MANTEO - Doris Jones Bonner, 90, died Tuesday, November 20 in Nags Head. Mrs. Bonner was born in Manteo and was a retired director of Dare County Social Services. Mrs. Bonner was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher and member of the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Bonner was the daughter of the late Onslow Jennings and Georgia Harrison Jones and the wife of the late George G. Bonner, Jr. Surviving are one daughter, Martha B. Baum and husband, Thomas of Wanchese; and one son, George G. "G.G." Bonner, III of Manteo and wife Bonny; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 23 at 11 a.m. in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Etheridge and the Rev. Rom Supplee. Burial will be held in Manteo Cemetery with Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 22, 2001; pg. 6B)

George Martin Bonnett

KITTY HAWK, NC - George Martin Bonnett, 87, died Monday, January 23, 2006 at his residence. Mr. Bonnett was born in Yonkers, NY and was a Retired Chemical Engineer for the Newport News Shipyard. He was awarded the Silver Star in the Korean War and graduated from City College of New York. Mr. Bonnett was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He was the son of the late George Munson Bonnett and the late Elvina Martin Bonnett and the husband of Katherine “Kitty” Grice Bonnett of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Robin McArthur of Hampton, VA; one son, Marty Bonnett of, Sevierville, TN; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Yaccarino of Kitty Hawk; five grandchildren; Shea McArthur and Brie McArthur, both of Newport News, VA, Jamie Bonnett and wife, Laura of Greensboro, NC, Tripp McArthur of Hampton and Ashley Bonnett of Kill Devil Hills.  A memorial service will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jamie Bonnett officiating.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Marguerite Lyle Drinkwater Booth

MANTEO - Marguerite Lyle Drinkwater Booth, 88, died on Saturday, May 29, 2004 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mrs. Booth was born in Manteo and was owner of The Booth Guest House. She was a member of the Catholic Church and The Rebekah Lodge #52. She was the daughter of the late Alpheus Drinkwater and the late Rosa Lee Gray Drinkwater and the widow of John Lee Booth, Sr. Mrs. Booth is survived by two sons, John Lee Booth, Jr. and wife, Noel and Robert Allen "Bobby" Booth, both of Manteo; three grandchildren, one great grandchild and five step-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday, June 4, 2004 at 7:30 pm. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Booth Guest House, 101 Morrison Grove Road, Manteo on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

William J. Bowden

William J. Bowden, 80, of Parkersburg passed away Monday, January 2, 2012 at his home.  He was born Aug. 21, 1931 a son to the late David and Etta Bowden. He was retired from Kennedy Space Center and was a veteran of the US Army serving in Korea.
Burial will take place in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Wednesday, January 4, 2011. Sunset Memorial Funeral Home will be serving the family.  (Sunset Memorial Funeral Home - Parkersburg, WV)

Diana Lynn Bowers

BUXTON, NC - Diana Lynn Bowers, 46, of Buxton, NC died Saturday, July 26, 2003 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Ms. Bowers was born in Rome, GA and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Hatteras Island Chapter 303 of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of Little Grove United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late James Freeman Crawford, Jr. and the late Barbara Sorells Crawford.  Ms. Bowers is survived by two daughters, Barbara Ann Barnett of Buffalo, SC and Patricia Mae Smith of Skyco, NC; two sons, Cain Bowers and Corbin Bowers, both of Buxton, NC; a sister, Debbie Adams of Cedartown, GA; three brothers, Jimmie L. Crawford and Donald R. Crawford, both of Cedartown, GA and Dan Sherman of Rockmart, GA; and three grandchildren.  Funeral services and Eastern Star Rites will be held at Little Grove United Methodist Church, Frisco, NC on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jim Huskins, Rev. Dwight Burrus and Rev. Charles Mosley officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday evening from 8:00 to 10:00 pm.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Cedartown Standard [Cedartown, GA] - August 04, 2003)

Lindsey E. Bowser

MANTEO - Lindsey E. Bowser of California Lane departed this life on Sunday, March 30, 2014.  He was a member of Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and National Park Service.  He was born in Manteo, N.C. on January 20, 1936 to the late William Foster and Elnora Bowser.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Cecil Bowser and two sisters, Amanda Meekins and Pauline Simmons.  He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Arvilla Tillett Bowser of the home, a host of nieces, nephews, and other family friends.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 2 at Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Manteo, N.C.  Committal will follow immediately after at Haven Creek cemetery. Friends may view one hour prior. Gallop Funeral Services Inc. are entrusted with the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, April 1, 2014)

Mary Frances Bowser

Mary Frances Bowser, 56, wife of Lloyd Bowser of Manteo, died Friday, April 27, at her home.  Funeral Services were held here on Sunday afternoon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 4, 1951; pg. 8)

Clarence Lillton Boyce

Clarence Lillton Boyce, 72, died July 24, 1992, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mr. Boyce was born in Pasquotank County. He was retired as founder and owner of Ideal Repair Shop. He was a former Cosmopolitan and was a member of Improved Order of Red Men Pasquotank Tribe 8 and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was the widower of Senie Davenport Boyce.  Survivors include a daughter, Frances B. Smith, and a son, Richard L. Boyce, both of Elizabeth City; a sister, Lillian Cooper of Portsmouth; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  The graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Austin Cemetery by the Rev. William M. Presnell. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - July 26, 1992; pg. B2)

Senie Davenport Boyce

Senie Davenport Boyce, 68, retired co-owner of Ideal Repair Shop, died Dec. 26, 1991, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mrs. Boyce was born in Creswell. She was a member of Matoaca Council 10, Degree of Pocahontas. She was a former member of Elizabeth City Cosmo Pal Club and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Survivors include her husband, Clarence Lillton Boyce; a stepdaughter, Frances B. Smith, and a stepson, Richard L. Boyce, both of Elizabeth City; a sister, Beatrice Spear of Portsmouth; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Austin Cemetery by the Rev. Bill Presnell. Friends may join the family at the residence. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - December 27, 1991)

Walter Earl Boyd

Walter Earl “Freight Train” Boyd, 57, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at his brother’s home in Nags Head, N.C., after fighting a long battle with heart disease. He is the son of Iris June Perry and the late Earl Boyd. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Wilton J. Boyd.  Walt was a truck driver his whole life. He loved the road, his family and friends. He loved to talk and tell stories. He will be greatly missed by all.  He is survived by one aunt, Lynn Jackson of Elizabeth City, N.C.; three sisters, Ann Morris and husband, Dave of Washington, N.C., Valerie Gray Daniels and husband, Bobby of Wanchese, N.C., and Susan Perry of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; eight brothers, Travis Boyd and wife Linda of Washington, N.C., Milton Boyd and wife, Diane of Nags Head, N.C., Michael Merrell and wife, Pam of Grandy, N.C., Ronnie Merrell and wife, Patti of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Glenn Perry of Ocala, Fla., Brian Merrell of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Rupert Perry Jr. and wife, Margherita of Ocala, Fla., Doug Merrell of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; nine nephews, eight nieces, two great-nephews and one great-niece.  A memorial service will be held at the Whole Ministry Center, 826 E.R. Daniels Road, Wanchese, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Travis Boyd and the Rev. Jeff Gray officiating.  The family will receive friends at the home of Milton and Diane Boyd, Nags Head, following the service.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, N.C., is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Thursday, September 29, 2011)

Sean Charles Boyle

NAGS HEAD - Beloved husband, brother, and uncle Sean Charles Boyle died unexpectedly on April 8th, 2010.  Born October 8th, 1959 in West Lafayette, Indiana the youngest son of John (Jack) Boyle and Connie Boyle, both late of Nags Head, North Carolina and originally living in Peru, Indiana.  Sean graduated from Saint Charles, Borremeo Grade School in Peru, Indiana in 1971. He attended Peru Junior High School in 1972-1974 and graduated from Peru High School in 1978. During his four years of high school, Sean was a member of the Varsity Tennis Team playing both singles and doubles, and going to the state final four all four years. He earned his bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from Notre Dame University in 1982.  During college Sean rowed crew, which was a club sport at Notre Dame. He participated in the Head of the Charles Race, in Boston, Massachusetts during those years.  Following graduation, Sean briefly worked at Bates & Rogers in South Bend, Indiana. He than moved to the Outer Banks to join his parents and in 1985 began working as an engineer at Quible & Associates in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  In 1997, Sean and two partners purchased Quible & Assoc. from F.Richard Quible.  In 2007, Sean meet the love of his life, Jo Eure of Currituck County, North Carolina. Sean and Jo were married at their home in Nags Head on July 18th, 2009. They spent nine months in total and complete happiness never being apart.  In addition to his wife, Sean is survived by his beloved Great Dane Simone, a brother Daniel Falk Boyle and spouse Dr. Addrienne Stewart of Denver, Colorado and their children, Stewart Falk Boyle, Ian Rutledge Boyle, and Haliee Elise Boyle. Also survived by his sister, Christine Anne Boyle of Nags Head, North Carolina and niece Mary Danielle Boyle of Norfolk, Virginia. In addition Sean is survived by his step sons, Benjamin Aruther Eure and Jerry Carlton Eure of Gatesville, North Carolina.  Sean will be greatly missed by the Notre Dame community, the Quible Family, and many friends too numerous to mention. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. Graveside services will be conducted at 2pm on Tuesday April 13th, at the Town of Southern Shores Cemetery. Immediately following, friends are invited to raise a Guinness to Sean at the family home.  Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

James Madison Bradley, Sr.

James Madison Bradley, Sr., 94, of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed away December 5, 2014 in Chesapeake, VA. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 73 years, Margaret White Bradley. She was heard saying many times “Jim was her first and only true love”.  Mr. Bradley was born in Norfolk, VA on January 10, 1920 to the late Edward H. Bradley and Virginia Bradley Fox.  Others that have predeceased Mr. Bradley include his four brothers, Edward, Robert, Tobin, George and his five sisters, Elizabeth Harrison, Mary Snyder, Virginia Brown, Mildred Smith and Florence Burton.  In addition to his wife, survivors include five sons, James Bradley, Jr. and wife, Barbara of Kitty Hawk, NC, Edward Bradley and wife, Linda of Chesapeake, VA, Steven Bradley and wife, Ellen of Richmond, VA, Glenn Bradley and wife, Linda of Wanchese, NC, and David Bradley and wife, Jenny of Virginia Beach, VA;  eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  Mr. Bradley was raised in Norview and attended Norview High School. He graduated from William and Mary, VPI Extended in Norfolk, VA. He was also a Cub Scout master, and a Little League and Pony League manager at the Little Creek Amphibious Base.  Mr. Bradley was retired from the Engineering Department, NARF at the Naval Air Station in Norfolk. After moving to the Outer Banks he was involved in the construction of several homes. Mr. Bradley served his country honorably in the U.S. Army in World War II in the 75th Infantry Division in Europe.  According to his five sons and other family members, he was a great father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He will be missed!  A service of remembrance will held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Wednesday at 12:00 PM with the Pastor Steve Siegrist officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family one hour prior to the service for a time of visitation.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Hugh Easby Brady

PORTSMOUTH, VA. - Hugh Easby Brady, 51, of 4405 Deep Creek, Blvd., died Monday [c. 1971] in a hospital. A native of Buxton, N.C., he was the husband of Mrs. Ruland R. Brady and a son of Mrs. Rebecca S. Brady and the late Clarence P. Brady. He lived in this area for 20 years. He was a retired chief gunnersmate of the Coast Guard. Lately he worked as a fire control mechanic at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, New Bern NC Scottish Rite Bodies, and Fairview Heights Baptist Church in Portsmouth. Besides his widow and mother, surviving are two sons: Hugh E. Brady, Jr. of Virginia Beach and Larry W. Brady of Portsmouth; a daughter Miss Carol Leigh Brady of Portsmouth; three brothers: Nathan Brady of Beverly, Mass, Oscar Brady of Dublin California, and Clarence Brady of Philadelphia; and three sisters: Mrs. Helen West and Mrs. Melba Johns of Chesapeake, and Mrs. Wilma Fulcher of Portsmouth. The body was taken to Snellings Funeral Home.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Aulise Burrus Bragg

WILLOW BEACH, ARIZ - Aulise Burrus Bragg died March 24.  Born in Hatteras, January 2, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Calvin Dallas Burrus, Sr. and Essie Spires Burrus.  She was the widow of Melvin Louis Bragg.  Mrs. Bragg lived on Hatteras Island until September 1998 when she went to live with her daughter, Lovie Carter, in Arizona. Surviving are her children: Estelle Melanson and husband Richard of Aususta, Maine, Howard Wayne Ballance of Buxton, Lovie Carter and husband David of Willow Beach, Arizona, and Kenneth Ballance of Center Harbor, Hew Hampshire; 7 grandchildren; two sisters: Elizabeth Baily and Marcella Dawes; and one brother, Calvin D. Burrus, Jr. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Rosa Foster and Achsah Oden and one brother, Conrad D. Burrus.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. at the Buxton Methodist Church.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 6, 1999; pg. 12A)

Jean Davis Braley

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Jean Davis Braley, 77, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, died Sunday, February 20, 2005 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mrs. Braley, born in Saco, ME, was a graduate of Thornton Academy in Saco, ME and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Elsie Emery Davis and the widow of the late Karl L. Braley, Sr. She was also preceded in death by a son, Steven Emery Braley.  Mrs. Braley is survived by a daughter, Carol Bancroft of Kill Devil Hills, NC; six sons, Karl L. Braley, Jr. of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Craig A. Braley of Hopkinton, MA, Mark Davis Braley of Richmond, VA, Glen M. Braley of Kitty Hawk, NC, Peter A. Braley of Prince William, VA, and Edward R. Braley of Culpeper, VA; fourteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.  A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Ernestine Whedbee Price Brandis

AVON, NC - Ernestine Whedbee Price Brandis, 83, died on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at an Elizabeth City medical facility. Mrs. Brandis was born in Frisco and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. Mrs. Brandis was the daughter of the late Albert Whedbee and the late Mary Austin Whedbee and was the wife of the late Ervin Price and later married Theodore Brandis of Avon.  She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Price and wife, Anitra of Dundee, NY and Danny Price and wife Jomi of Avon; three daughters; Bonnie Lister and husband, Buddy of Chesapeake, Agnes Sahler and husband Phil of Virginia Beach and Louise Peele also of Virginia Beach. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary McClannan and Ada Nichols and one brother, Lewis Whedbee.  A Celebration of Life will be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater officiating. Burial will take place in the family cemetery located on the North End Road. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday, December 10th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and at other times at the home of Danny and Jomi Price, 40380 Hwy 12, Avon. Twiford’ s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 9, 2004; pg. 12A)

Theodore Brandis

AVON - Theodore Brandis succumbed to illness at home Friday, Sept. 25.  He was born in Chicago, Ill., on February 1, 1919 and resided in Avon for many years.  Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Brandis of Portland, Ore.; two step-sons, Ronnie Price and wife Anitra of Dundee, N.Y., and Danny Price and wife Jomi of Avon, and two sisters, Dorothy Kornelly of Tucson, Ariz., and Evelen Leonard of Folsom, Calif.  The family will hold a memorial service Thursday, October 1, at 1 p.m. at the Avon Fire Station.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 29, 2009; pg. 6A)

Claude W. Brantley
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Nov. 25, 1993; pg. 6B

Hilda Midgett Brantley

Hilda Midgett Brantley, 87, a native of Dare County, N.C., and resident of Houma, died at 2:25 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time Monday at Chauvin Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with burial at West Lawn Cemetery in Gretna. She is survived by one daughter, Claudia Leger of Houma; two brothers, Dan Midgett of Pennsylvania and Bill Midgett of Slidell; and one grandchild, Sandra Lowrey. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Claude W. Brantley; her parents, Creedon Midgett and Lois O’Neal Midgett; one son, Claude "C.W." Brantley Jr.; one brother, Lindsay Midgett. She was a homemaker and parishioner of United Methodist Church. Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (Houma Today (Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA) - Saturday, January 3, 2009)

Norman Earl Brantley

MANTEO - Norman Earl Brantley, 70, of Manteo, died Saturday, Feb. 15, in his residence. Mr. Brantley was born in Manteo and was a retired building contractor. He served in World War II in The U.S. Marines as a sergeant with the first division in the Far East. He was the son of the late Thomas and Winnie Gladys Meekins Brantley and the husband of Marlene Roberts Brantley. Besides his wife, surviving are 2 sons: Greg Roberts and E. David Roberts, both of Nags Head; a daughter, Leslie A. Roberts of Kill Devil Hills; and 3 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Norman Dale Brantley and a brother, Claude Brantley. Graveside services were held Feb. 17, in the Meekins Family Cemetery on Sunnyside Rd. in Manteo by the Rev. Charles Etheridge. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, was handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 18, 1997)

Winnie Gladys Meekins Brantley
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1994; pg. 11A

Evelyn Marie Basnight Bratten

Evelyn Marie Basnight Bratten, 73, died May 11, 1996 at her residence. Mrs. Bratten was born in East Lake, N.C. and was a homemakre. She was a member of the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Stanford Basnight and the late Mariah Smith Basnight and the wife of the late Herbert Hoover Bratten. She is survived by 2 daughters: Violet McCranie of Paris Island, S.C. and Kay Twiford of Manteo; 2 sons: Donnie Bratten of Winterville, N.C. and Linwood "Buster" Bratten of Manns Harbor; a sister, Janet Creef of Virginia Beach; 4 brothers: Jesse Basnight and Aubrey Basnight of East Lake and Talmadge and Reid Basnight of Elizabeth City, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday At Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Tosto. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel UMC Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - May 14, 1996)

Herbert Hoover Bratten

MANNS HARBOR - Herbert Hoover Bratten, age 74, of Manns Harbor died May 26 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Born in East Lake, he was the son of the late James Henderson and Lilly May Pinner Bratten. He was the husband of Evelyn Basnight Bratten of the home. He served in the Army where he was awarded the Bronze Star for this role in the "Battle of the Bulge" during World War II. He was also a retired mechanic for Dare County. Besides his wife, Mr. Bratten is survived by 2 daughters: Violet McCranie of Bethesda, Md. and Kay Twiford of Manteo; two sons: Donnie Bratten of Greenville and Linwood "Buster" Bratten of Manns Harbor; one sister: Lucy Gibbs of Manns Harbor; one brother: Joseph Bratten of Poplar Branch; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church on May 29 by the rev. Hobart Burnside. Burial was to follow in the church cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 30, 1995)

James Henderson Bratten
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Oct. 7, 1971; pg. 12A

Joseph Mack Bratten

Joseph Mack Bratten, 81, of Poplar Branch died Tuesday, September 29, in Albemarle Hospital. A native of Dare County, he was the son of the late James Henderson and Lillie Pinner Bratten. Mr. Bratten was a maintenance foreman for the Department of Transportation and a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Hardison Bratten; two daughters: Lola McNeese of Shepherdsville, Ky. and Sylvia Griggs of Grandy; three sons: Wayne Bratten of Shepherdsville, Ky, James Bratten of Edenton, and John L. Bratten of Fort Wayne, Indiana; a sister, Lucy Gibbs of Manns Harbor; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Poplar Branch Baptist Church with the Revs. Michael Jordan and Glenn McCraine officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, October 1, 1998)

Linwood S. Bratten

Linwood S. Bratten, 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Bratten of East Lake, was buried at the Methodist Church at East Lake Saturday afternoon of last week. He died on Thursday night [Nov. 18, 1943] with his mother at his bedside, following complications from an automobile accident at Engelhard five weeks before. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.B. Parkin, Methodist minister. Pallbearers were L.B. Twiford, J.A. Twiddy, Ralph Craddock and Shildon Stokley. There were many beautiful floral offerings and one particularly large one sent by fellow workers of the Norfolk Navy Yard where he was employed. He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Hoover, Joe M. and Miss O'Nella Bratten, Mrs. Willie Crain and Mrs. Gaither Midgett of Manns Harbor, Mrs. Sybil Stokley and Mrs. Reba Ambrose.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 26, 1943; pg. 1)

 Syble Bratten

Funeral services were held at the East Lake Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Thursday for Mrs. Syble Bratten, 37, who died at her home in Manns Harbor after an illness of one year on Wednesday afternoon [July 11, 1951].  The Rev. Tracy Varnum conducted the service and burial followed in the East Lake Methodist Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Bratten was the daughter of Jim and Lillie Pinner Bratten.  She was born in East Lake but lived for the last 36 years of her life in Manns Harbor.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vernon Wright, Jr. of Norfolk; two brothers: Joe Bratten of Manteo and Hoover Bratten of Manns Harbor; five sisters: Mrs. Julia Crain, Mrs. Reba Ambrose, Mrs. Stella Burgess, all of Manns Harbor, Mrs. Lucy Gibbs of Elizabeth City and Miss Nellie Bratten of Norfolk.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 13, 1951; pg. 7)  [NOTE: Syble Anita Bratten married Sheldon S. Stokely in Manteo on Feb. 10, 1940.  She was buried as "Syble B. Stokley".]

Emeria Faye Bratton

ELIZABETH CITY - Funeral services for Emeria Faye Bratton, age two months, who died Friday in the Albemarle Hospital, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the East Lake Holiness Church by the Rev. Tom Grimes, pastor.  Burial will be in the Methodist Church cemetery at East Lake.  The infant is survived by her parents, Marvin and Marie Hewitt Bratton; one brother, Marvin Bratton, Jr. of Elizabeth City; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Reba Ambrose of Manns Harbor; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Daisy Hewitt of Elizabeth City.  She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Bratton of Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 27, 1952; pg. 6)

Phyllis Baum Bratton

VIRGINIA BEACH - Phyllis B. Bratton, 62, died April 23, 1996, at her residence. She was born in Kitty Hawk, N.C. and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth L. Baum, Sr. and Shirley Brickhouse Baum Coughlin, and her husband Lt. Cmdr. James E. Bratton. She is survived by 3 sons: Elwood L. Chappell, Jr., Mark K. Hooper, and Raymond G. Bratton; and 2 brothers [only 1 listed]: Nelson O. Baum, II of Virginia Beach. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Battered Women's Shelter via the YWCA. Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling the
arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - May 25, 1996)

Marjorie Curtis Mann Bray

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Marjorie Curtis Mann Bray, 92, of Spurlock Court, died Feb. 9, 2004, in Barco. A native of East Lake, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Andrew Curtis and Cincinnati Pinner Mann and the wife of the late Lawrence Bray, Sr. She was a retired recreational director with Norfolk Recreation Center and a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Rivers B. Holland and her husband, Richard, of Kitty Hawk, and Rita B. Sorey and her husband, Lee, of Chesapeake; a son, Lawrence Bray Jr. and his wife, Kay, of Chesapeake; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Sowder officiating. Burial was in Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 12, 2004; pg. 10A)

Vera Beacham Breashears

KITTY HAWK - Vera Beacham Breashears, 84, of Kitty Hawk, died, Friday, in Nags Head, N.C. Mrs. Breashears was born in Norfolk, Va. and was a homemaker and also was known by many as a "Greeter" at the Kitty Hawk Walmart for several years. She was the daughter of the late William Roy and Inez Gaimel Beacham and the wife of the late Royal D. Breashears. Surviving are one daughter: Sue Ann Burns of Wilbur-By-The-Sea, Fla.; and one son: James "Jim" Breashears of Colington; two sisters: Alma Hayman of Kitty Hawk and Shirley Shannon of Suffolk, Va.; two brothers: William Roy Beacham, Jr. and Jerry Holden Beacham both of Kitty Hawk; four grandchildren: Geoffrey Burns, Joshua Ferrara, David Ferrara and Ryan Shores. A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. in Austin Cemetery by the Rev. Eugene McLawhorn. Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is serving the Breashears family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 31, 2006; pg. 10A)

Dorothy Bass Brickle

NAGS HEAD, NC - Dorothy Bass Brickle, 81, of 4718 South Pamlico Way, Nags Head, NC died Sunday, May 30, 2004 at her residence. She was born in Rocky Hock, NC to the late Jack Quinton and Elizabeth Smith Bass and was the widow of Clarence Gibson “Brick” Brickle. She was a former owner\operator of Brick’s Service Station from 1961-1984 and a member of Rocky Hock Baptist Church.  Mrs. Brickle is survived by three sons, John Gibson “Jack” Brickle of Kitty Hawk, NC, David Clarence Brickle and wife Donna of Kill Devil Hills, NC, and Robert Gibson “Bobby” Brickle of Nags Head, NC; one sister, Madge Fleetwood of Edenton, NC; one brother, Howard Bass of Plymouth, NC; and three grandsons, Steven, Michael, and Daniel Brickle. She was preceded in death by a sister, Blanche Herrin and two brothers, Murray and Linwood Bass.  A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at 3:00 PM at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens by the Rev. David Daniels. The family will receive friends and relatives at the residence immediately following the graveside service.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Martha Kirkwood Bright

Martha Kirkwood Bright, age 96, of 122 Brickhouse Lane, Elizabeth City, NC, died Saturday, March 15, 2003 at her grand daughter's home. She was born in East Lake, NC, daughter of the late George W. and Ida Holmes Basnight and the widow of James A. Kirkwood and Jessie G. Bright. She worked at the Elizabeth City Hosery Mill until age 72, and was a Methodist. Mrs. Bright is survived by a son, George C. Kirkwood of Elizabeth City, NC; and three grandchildren, Kay Arehart of Chesapeake, VA, Georgia Baker and husband Mike of Elizabeth City, NC, and James Kirkwood and wife Sheryl of Elizabeth City, NC; four great grandchildren, Jason and Rachel Sample, Steven Arehart, and Megan Kirkwood; and three step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Burnett, Ebert, Wallace, and Foster Basnight. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 11:00 am in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Roy Head officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Dana Thomas Brindley

Dana Thomas Brindley, 54, of Kill Devil Hills, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, October 18, 2012 with his dog companion, “Cotton” by his side.  Dana had a zest for life and conquered his achievements head on.  He was the owner and operator of the Jockey’s Ridge Exxon and also Creative Landscaping until an accident caused him to retire.  He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Jean Bell Brindley and a brother, Richard “Ricky” Allen Brindley.  Dana is survived by his only child, Joshua Heath Brindley of Wilmington, NC; his father, Richard Allen Brindley and wife, Pat of Norfolk, VA; two sisters, Deborah B. Doxey and husband, Craig of Kitty Hawk, NC and Dianne B. Boyd and husband, Milton of Nags Head, NC; two brothers, David Allen Brindley and wife, Sandra of Marquette, MI and Douglas Richard Brindley and wife, Joan of Southern Shores, NC.  He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who loved him dearly.  One very close friend/companion/caregiver who will truly miss him is Carrie Ledman.  “May God’s grace be put upon us.”  A memorial service will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm.  The family will receive friends at the home of Dianne Boyd, 106 W. Northport Ln., Nags Head.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made  to the Ark International Church, P.O. Box 668, Nags Head, NC 27959.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jean Bell Brindley

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Jean Bell Brindley, 77, a former resident of St. Clair Road, Baum Bay Harbour, Kill Devil Hills, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2006. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 23, 1928 then raised in Wheeling, WV. She was the daughter of the late Henry S. Bell, past Potentate of Osiris Temple, and the late Kathleen F. Bell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Richard A. Brindley, Jr.  Jean was a Triadelphia High School graduate, attended West Virginia University where she was a member of Alpha Zi Delta Sorority. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. While residing on the Outer Banks, she was a member of the Outer Banks Worship Center where she spread her love for the Lord.  Left to cherish her memory are two daughters; Deborah B. Doxey and husband, Craig of Kitty Hawk, Dianne B.Boyd and husband, Milton of Nags Head; three sons; David A. Brindley and wife, Sandra of Marquette, MI, Douglas R. Brindley of Kitty Hawk, Dana T. Brindley of Kill Devil Hills; one sister; Eleanor Bell Dod and husband, Rader of Lexington, VA; six grandchildren; Frazier H. Simpson and husband Jeremy and S. Tanner Holden, Both of Wilmington, Rene’ A. Brindley of Maryland and Joshua H. Brindley of Kill Devil Hills, Ashley K. Boyd and Austin W. Boyd, both of Nags Head. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews from the Shenandoah Valley.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to all she met. She will be truly missed but this is only good-bye for now.  A celebration of life will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jim Lewis officiating. Burial will take place in the Austin Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, March 24, 2006 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Zebulon Vance Brinkley

MANTEO, NORTH CAROLINA - Zebulon Vance Brinkley, age 70, died Saturday, January 10, 1953 at 11:55 a.m. near his home while directing workmen about some wiring in the new home of his daughter. He death was attributed to a heart attack. He was a native of Dare County, had lived in Manteo all of his life except from 1891 - 1910, when he lived in England. He was the son of W.C. Brinkley and Lavina Baum Brinkley. His father was Dare County's first sheriff. He retired from the J.B. Williams Company of Glastonbury, Connecticut, in 1946, after 47 years work with them. He was a member of the A.F. & A.M. Masonic Lodge, Windsor Castle, England, a member of the Manteo Rotary Club and president of the Manteo Bank. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. May L. Roe Brinkley of Manteo; 2 daughters, Mrs. Frank B. Turner of Raleigh and Mrs. Arnold Schissman of Greensboro and 7 grandchildren.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, January 11, 1953)

Jeffrey Turner Brinn

KILL DEVIL HILLS / STUMPY POINT - Jeffrey Turner Brinn, 7, died Saturday, July 6 at a Norfolk (Va.) hospital.  Jeffrey was born in Elizabeth City and was a student at Manteo Elementary School.  He was the son of Clarence Brinn, III of Kill Devil Hills and Cloninda Ruth Hughes of Stumpy Point.  Besides his parents, he is survived by a step-mother, Greta Lancaster of Kill Devil Hills; a step-father, Shawn Hughes of Stumpy Point; three brothers: Dylan Shawn Hughes and Shane Lewis Brinn, both of Stumpy Point, and Clarence "Buddy" Brinn of Kill Devil Hills and Stumpy Point; maternal grandparents, George and Lillie Hussey of Kill Devil Hills; paternal grandparents, Clarence and Frances Brinn of Manteo; maternal great-grandparents, Donnie and Iva Scarborough of Southern Shores.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 10, at 10 a.m. at the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens, Manteo, with the Rev. Ira "Duke" Spencer, III officiating.  A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo.  Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 9, 1996; pg. 6A)

Lila Sue Owens Brinn

Lila Sue Owens Brinn, 76, of Stumpy Point, NC went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2014. She was born in Grandy, NC on July 18, 1937 to the late Maynard and Ora Tippett Owens. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Sue is survived by her husband, Larry D. Brinn, Sr. of 57 years; three sons, Larry, Jr. of Stumpy Point, NC, Steven and wife Carol of Moyock, NC, and David of Stumpy Point, NC. As well as fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  A private family service will be held in Florida at a later date.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Zelma J. Brinson

NORFOLK -- Zelma J. Brinson, 67, of the 1500 block of Baychester Ave., died Feb. 21, 2002, in Norfolk. She was born in Buxton, N.C., and was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur Brinson. Mrs. Brinson retired from BeLo Inc., after 28 years of service as a meat wrapper. She was of the Protestant faith, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Old Dominion Chapter No. 100 and American Legion Post 327. Survivors include two sons, William Brinson and his wife, Judy, of Buckingham, Va., and Michael W. Brinson and his wife, Faith, of Georgia; her mother, Edith W. Barnett of Norfolk; four grandchildren, Steven Brinson of Buckingham, William S. Brinson Jr. and Matthew Brinson of Norfolk and Laura Brinson of Georgia; and two step-grandchildren, Jennifer and Russell. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Roger Barnett. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, Feb. 25, 2002)

Elizabeth Delilah Hunter Britt

MANTEO, NC - Elizabeth Delilah Hunter Britt, 95, of Manteo, NC died Wednesday, December 19, 2007 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Britt was born in Sanford, NC and was a retired private duty nurse. She was the daughter of the late Zebulon Vance and Pearl Kelly Hunter. She was also preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Frank M. Utley, Sr. and Ray C. Britt, a son, Frank Utley, Jr. just this past April; and two brothers, Roy M. Hunter and Edwin M. Hunter.  Mrs. Britt is survived by a daughter, Sylvia A. Cook of Manteo, NC; a sister, Alfreda H. Mann of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren, Chris and Cheri Wagenseil of Atlanta, GA, Dara and Andy Kepcke of Richmond, VA, Danny and Ginny Utley of Mt. Jackson, VA, Johnny and Amy Utley of Culpeper, VA, and Karen Utley of Gainsville, VA; ten great-grandchildren, Caitlin and Will Wagenseil of GA, Scarlett, Savannah, Wyatt, Dylan, Parker, Gavan, Travis and Crystal Utley, all of VA; two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; also three loving family members, Ethel Estep, Bud McLeod and Margaret Brown; three special friends, Diane, Tola and Nancy; and one beloved grandpet, Max of Manteo.  Mrs. Britt was an inspiration to all her family and friends, never missed a chance to vote, and loved chatting on the phone. Four of her favorite people were, Marc Basnight, John Wilson, Andy Griffith and Bill Clinton.  A Service of Remembrance will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 2:30 pm, with Rev. Kevin Krunk officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 23, 2007; pg. 10A)

MANTEO, NC - Elizabeth Delilah Hunter Britt, 95, of Manteo, NC died Wednesday, December 19, 2007 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Britt was born in Sanford, NC and was a retired private duty nurse.  A service of remembrance will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday, January 12 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Kevin Krunk officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 8, 2008; pg. 6A)

Lena Hooper Britt

Mrs. Lena Hooper Britt, 60, wife of M.L. Britt, died suddenly Thursday night [Dec. 18, 1952 last week. She was born in Manteo where he father lived several years but had been living in Elizabeth City for the past 50 years. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Hattie Pauline Hooper and was a member of the City Road Methodist Church and the Pocohontas Lodge. She is survived by her husband, M.L. Britt, Sr. of Elizabeth City; two sons: M.L. Britt, Jr. of Blackville, S.C. and Eddie T. Britt of Elizabeth City; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Steacy of Hampden ???; one half-sister, Mrs. P.L. Davis of Berkley, Va.; and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at City Road Methodist Church by the Rev. D.J. Reid, pastor. Burial in Hollywood Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 26, 1952; pg. 4)

Lester Caldwell Broome

NAGS HEAD, NC - Lester Caldwell Broome, 84, of Nags Head, NC died Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at Britthaven Nursing Home. Mr. Broome was disabled and had been a resident of Britthaven since 1982. He was the son of the late Willie Edward Broome and the late Lessie Catherine Roberson Broome. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill "B.B." Broome and a sister, Teresa Walters.  Mr. Broome is survived by several cousins.  A memorial service will be held at Britthaven Nursing Home on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Steve Siegrist officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Achsah Williams Brothers

AVON - Mrs. Achsah Williams Brothers, 70, died Thursday [Dec. 28, 1971] at 11 p.m. at her home here following an illness of one year. She was a native and lifelong resident of Avon and was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Sally Ann Williams and the wife of Clayton Tuttle Brothers.  She is survived by one son, Clayton T. Brothers of Avon; three brothers: Charlie Williams of Avon, Vetter Williams of Buxton, and Bennie Williams of Neptune City, N. J.; two sisters: Mrs. Ida O'Neal of Manteo and Mrs. Christian Gray of Amagansett, N.Y.; and 4 grandchildren.  Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. John's United Methodist Church in Avon. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper - Dec. 30, 1971)

Clayton Tuttle Brothers

MANTEO - Clayton Tuttle Brothers, 72, died Tuesday night [Feb. 20, 1962] at 7:45 in the Veteran's Hospital at Kecoughtan, Va. after a long illness. He was a native of Wanchese and had been residing at Avon for the past 35 years. He was the son of the late John D. and Nancy Harris Brothers, husband of Mrs. Achsa Williams Brothers. He was retired from the US Army and a member of St. John's Methodist Church of Avon. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Clayton T. Brothers, Jr. of Avon; one sister, Mrs. Arthur P. Harris of Wanchese; one brother, Milton Brothers of Wanchese [rest of this obit is missing]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Feb. 22, 1962)

Clayton Tuttle Brothers, Jr.

AVON - Clayton Tuttle Brothers, Jr., 85, died at the Outer Banks Hospital on Wednesday, July 7.  Born in Wanchese, he was the son of the late Clayton T. Brothers and Achsa Williams Brothers and the widower of Holland Brothers.   He also was predeceased by a son, Clayton T. Brothers III, and infant Holland Brothers.  He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard and retired in 1962. He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church in Avon and was a past member of Little Grove United Methodist Church in Frisco. Serving as a lay minister, his knowledge of the Methodist ministry was impressive and a source of inspiration to many who knew him.  He is survived by his son, Eric Brothers and wife Andrea of Avon; two daughters, Sandrea Brothers of Washington State, and Verna Antonen (husband Tony), of Avon; four grandchildren: Clayton T. Brothers, IV, Genevieve Denise Brothers, Jessica Sherwood and James Sherwood; and eight great-grandchildren.  A funeral was set for July 10 at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Avon with lay pastor Pam Stoffel to officiate and Pastor Dwight Burrus to assist and interment to immediately follow the church service at Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  Twiford Funeral Homes' Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 11, 2010; pg. 10A)

Hiram Milton Brothers
The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 8, 1971; pg. 10A

Holland Scarborough Brothers

AVON - Holland Scarborough Brothers, 82, died Sunday July 27,  in her residence. Mrs. Brothers was born in Avon and was a homemaker and member of Saint John’s United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Walker Blaine and Edna Midgett Scarborough and the wife of Clayton T. Brothers, Jr.  Besides her husband, surviving are two daughters, Sandrea Brothers of Renton, Washington and Verna Antonen of Avon; one son, Eric Brothers of Avon; one sister, Elsie Sawyer of Avon; four grandchildren, Genevieve Denise Hernandez of Senleon, TX and Clayton T. Brothers IV of Houston, TX, Jessica Letitia Sherwood and James Peter Sherwood both of Renton, Washington; and five great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Brothers was preceded in death by her son, Clayton T. Brothers, III.  A celebration of life will be in Saint John’s United Methodist Church on Tuesday July 29, at 2 pm by the Rev. Roger Dills. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  Twiford’s Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 29, 2008; pg. 10A)

Shawnee Tillett Brothers

Shawnee Tillett Brothers, 90, of Wanchese, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Wanchese. Mrs. Brothers was homemaker and a "very loving mother". She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and Home Workers Society.  She was the daughter of the late Woodsie D. and Arletta Daniels Tillett and the wife of the late Julian J. Brothers.   Surviving are three daughters, Gail B. Houston of Grifton and Wanchese; Linda B. O'Neal and Mona B. Midgett both of Wanchese; eight grandchildren, Brett Houston, Michael Houston, Nicole O. Harper, Colby O'Neal, Ashley O'Neal, Lisa M. Johnson, Leah Midgett, Bradley Midgett and 12 great grandchildren.  A celebration of life will be in Bethany United Methodist Church, Wednesday, at 3:00 p.m. by the Rev. Bill Ballance. Burial will be in the Tillett Cemetery in Wanchese. Memorials may be made to Outer Banks Christian Radio, Bethany United Methodist Church Building Fund of Dare Home Health and Hospice. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter Linda O'Neal in Wanchese.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Rita Monsees Brous

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Rita Monsees Brous, of Colington Harbour, Kill Devil Hills, NC, died December 19, 2004 at Britthaven of Outer Banks. Mrs. Brous was born in New York City, NY to the late Arthur J. and Alwina Baudendistel Monsees and was the widow of Mortimer King Brous. For years, she performed as a professional singer in New York.  A funeral mass will be conducted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 1:00 PM at Twiford’s Colony Chapel by Father William Walsh. Entombment will follow at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Adrian Ernul Brown, Jr.

Adrian Ernul Brown, Jr., 94, of Manteo, died Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA.  Born in Greenville, NC, he was the son of the late Adrian Ernul Brown and Hannah Cuthrell Brown. He was a retired public school teacher and coach, a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, a life member of Greenville Lodge #284 AF & AM, played on the 1941 undefeated East Carolina University team,  a former cast member of The Lost Colony, and served his country honorably during World War II in the U.S. Army.  Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nan Lou Brown; three sons, Adrian E. Brown, III and wife, Beverly of Camden, NC, Charles M. Brown and wife, Beverly of Courtland, VA, and Alex K. Brown and wife, Julie of Virginia Beach, VA; one brother, James P. Brown of Manteo, NC; twelve grandchildren, Tara Brengel, Larry Popperwill, Adrian Brown, IV, Justin Brown, William Brown, Michael Brown, Alex Brown, Jr., Hannah Brice, Daniel Brown, Rebecca Brown, Iman Brown, and Malcolm Brown; and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Hall and two brothers, Wiley and Joe Brown.  A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jerry Cribb. Entombment will be private  in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends and relatives in the social hall immediately following the church service.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Barton Riley Brown

MANTEO, N.C. - Barton Riley Brown, 58, of Manteo, died, Sunday, January 18, 2004, at his residence. Mr. Brown was born in Los Angeles, California and was a retired state traffic officer with the California Highway Patrol. Mr. Brown was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary where he taught classes and he worked part time with Manteo Marine. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard and loved fishing and the ocean and held and interest in aviation.  Mr. Brown was the son of Mary Adams Brown of Oceanside, Ca and the late James Harlan Brown and the husband of Patricia Trautman Brown.  Besides his wife and mother, Mr. Brown is survived by one daughter; Amy Brown and one son; Michael Brown both of Manteo. He was pre-deceased by two brothers; James Craig Brown and Brian Adams Brown.  Interment will be at a later date.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo, N.C. is assisting the Brown family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Charles L. Brown

HATTERAS - Captain Charles L. Brown sailed his final journey on Friday, March 14, 2014.  He was born on April 17, 1945 in Morehead City, NC.  He will join his father, Roy Shavender Brown and mother, Hilda Wood Brown.  He is survived by his family, which he was most proud of;  his wife, Diane Waldrep Brown, his only son, Christopher Heath Brown and daughter-in-law, Jessica Brown of Jupiter, FL, and his two daughters, Annie Laura Brown and Savannah Catherine Brown of Hatteras.  He attended Cape Hatteras School and continued on to UNC Chapel Hill, before serving his country in the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles.  He was a devoted Captain of the sea, starting his first charter job at the age of 10 and received his captain’s license at age 19.  A Memorial Service will be held in his honor on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 5:oo p.m. at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Davenport officiating and Rev. Dwight Burrus assisting.  A reception will follow at the Hatteras Community Center.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 

Donna Newby Brown

RALEIGH, NC - Donna Newby Brown, 75, for #73 Baytree Apts., Manteo, NC died Monday, September 20, 2004, in the Sentara Barco Nursing Home. She was born in Raleigh, NC to the late Ashton Barrett Newby and Bessie Helm Newby and was the widow of the late George Sherbourne Brown. She was a former employee of Ocean Side Court in Nags Head, NC.  Mrs. Brown is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Kim Brown of Virginia Beach, VA and Ginger Lee Brown of Missouri; three sons, Michael Brown of South Carolina, Victor Brown of California and Allen Brown of Virginia.  The body has been cremated and no services are planned at the present time. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Brown family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Douglas Churchill Brown

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Douglas Churchill Brown, 74, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, died December 18, 2005 at his home, following a long illness. He was born on June 26, 1931, in Connecticut, but considered eastern Pennsylvania his home.  While in high school he fount the beginnings of his life-long career in model-making and furniture design. He crafted a wooden model of the General Motors emblem, an eighteenth century stagecoach. For this design, Douglas was awarded the Fisher Body Craftsman Guild Scholarship. He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology under the scholarship, and earned a degree in Furniture Design and Construction, studying under the noted Danish designer, Tage Frid.  Douglas moved to the Outer Banks in 1991. He joined the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church and met Margaret Hunt Davenport while singing in the choir. They were married in 1992. Douglas was the unofficial church craftsman, designing many beautiful and functional wooden works of art for the church. He also was an Elder, served on many committees, and as a Stephen Minister.  Not only did Douglas love to design and build, he enjoyed travel, singing, gardening, sailing, and could play a championship game of chess. His warm and loving nature was appreciated by all who knew him. He often put his own projects aside in his workshop to help others repair, reassemble, or fix broken furniture or some other project with which they might be struggling. He was never too busy to lend a hand wherever it was needed. His wife’s grandchildren were very dear to him and were frequent visitors. That is why you’ll see the swing and the huge croquet and badminton area he engineered and built in their yard.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret Hunt Brown of the home; his son, Stephen Douglas Brown of Jarvisburg, NC; his sister, Sue Brown Yeaney of Iowa City, IA; several nieces and nephews, and his wife’s four children and nine grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church in Kill Devil Hills, NC on January 10, 2006.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

F. George Brown

NAGS HEAD, NC - F. George Brown, 77, died Wednesday, December 3, 2003 in the Outer Banks Hospital. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT, George served in WWII in the U.S. Navy. Active in Connecticut politics, he was Alderman for the City of Bridgeport, as well as later serving as the Connecticut State Tax Commissioner. George worked many years for Edison Electric Institute, first in New York City and then in Washington, DC. Upon retirement, he relocated to the Outer Banks and worked in real estate for 10 years.  George is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sally; his four children, Doug Brown and his wife, Bonnie of Kill Devil Hills, Debbie Brown of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Pam Robertson of Kill Devil Hills, and Martha Thomas and her husband, Billy of Kitty Hawk; and five grandchildren, Frieda and Lucy Brown, Danny and Matthew Robertson, and Kevin Thomas.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 5, 2003 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kitty Hawk, at 10:00 am. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo on Thursday, December 4, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Hilda Ballance Brown

HATTERAS - Hilda Ballance Brown, 87, died Saturday, December 10 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mrs. Brown was a native of Hatteras and a retired elementary school teacher, having taught in Dare and Carteret county school systems. She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, Beaufort Chapter of Eastern Star, Chapter #128, Past Matron of Order of the Amaranth, Coastal Court #12 and a member of the Retired Teacher's Association of Dare County. Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late Charlie Hand Ballance, Sr. and Lina Styron Ballance and the widow of Roy Brown. Mrs. Brown is survived by one son, Charles Brown of Hatteras; one sister, Maxine B. Basnight of Manteo; two grandchildren, Heath Brown and Annie Laura Brown, both of Hatteras. A church service will be conducted on Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Revs. Dwight Burrus and Jim Huskins. Burial will follow in the Ballance Family Cemetery. Twiford's Funeral Home, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 13, 1994)

James E. Brown

LAS VEGAS, NEV. - James E. "Jimmy" Brown, 65, died Sunday, February 27.  Jimmy had lived most of his life in Manteo.  In 2005 he moved to Las Vegas where he resided until his death.  He has gone to meet his parents Andy and Louise Brown.  Mr. Brown leaves behind his twin brother, Robert D. Brown of Manteo, and his younger brother, William H. Brown and wife Victoria, of Las Vegas.  He will be missed by his aunt Elinor D. Price of Manteo, his niece Kimberly B. Twiddy and her two boys of Manns Harbor, nephew William H. Brown, Jr. and his wife Donna and two daughtes of Las Vegas, and nephew Michael W. Brown of Las Vegas.  Graveside services will be scheduled in Manteo in the future.  Twiford Funeral Home Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 3, 2011; pg. 8A)

MANTEO - James E. "Jimmy" Brown, of Manteo, died February 27 in Las Vegas, Nev.  A celebration of life will be held at the graveside in Manteo Cemetery, Saturday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Home's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 19, 2011; pg. 8A)

Louise Johnson Brown

MANTEO - Louise Johnson Brown, 71, died Friday, May 3 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mrs. Brown, a native of Salvo, was a homemaker and a member of the Salvo Assembly Of God. She was the daughter of the late McClain Johnson and Mrs. Annie Douglas Johnson of Manteo and the widow of the late Andy Ranick Brown. Besides her mother, Mrs. Brown is survived by 3 sons: Robert Brown, Sr. and James Brown, both of Manteo, and William Brown, Sr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Elinor D. Price of Manteo; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces and 2 nephews. A graveside service will be held in Manteo Cemetery on Tuesday, May 7 with the Rev. David Dalton officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 5, 1996)

Millicent Ward Brown

MANTEO - Millicent W. Brown peaceably and after a long battle with cancer went to be with her Lord early Wednesday morning at her home in Manteo. She was born March 31, 1932 and was a lifelong resident of Manteo, Dare County, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alva H. Ward, Sr. and Tracy Cahoon Ward. She was a graduate of Manteo High School Class of 1951 and attended St. Mary's School in Raleigh. She was an accomplished musician and played both piano and organ throughout the Outer Banks at various churches, restaurants, night clubs, and at memorial services. She was a retired employee of the Dare County School System. As organist for First Assembly of God Church in Manteo, she devoted her time and talents to her church and to the glory of God and his kingdom.  Millie is survived by her brother, Alvah H. Ward, Jr. of Manteo and sister, Lelia W. Byrum of Suffolk, VA; sons, Charlie and Mike; daughters, Nettie and husband, Tom Tish, Margaret and husband, Maywood Lee, and Cindy; grandchildren, Daniel, Mary, Heather, Luke, Christen, Kate, Emily, and William; and great grandchildren, Noah, Haley, Lawson, and Hunter. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Brian who died at infancy.   A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 11:00 AM at First Assembly of God Church in Manteo by Pastor Ron Denham. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church Youth House Ministries, 812 Wingina Avenue, Manteo, NC 27954.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 6, 2009; pg. 10A)

Sally Ciglar Brown

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Sally C. Brown, 81, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2007 at her residence. A native of Bridgeport, CT, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Judith Ciglar and beloved wife of the late F. George Brown. Over the 55 years they were married, Sally and George made their home in Bridgeport, Burke, VA, and the Outer Banks, where they retired almost 20 years ago.  Sally was a graduate of the College of New Rochelle and served as a substitute teacher and literacy program volunteer throughout her adult life. She loved the beach, shopping, convertibles, crossword puzzles, bridge, reading, GEM, Wheel of Fortune, and the Cardiac Rehab in Kitty Hawk.  Left to cherish Sally’s memory are her son, Doug Brown and wife, Bonnie and their daughters, Frieda and Lucy all of Nags Head, NC; a daughter, Debbie Brown and husband, Jerry Tarner of Ponte Vedra, FL; a daughter, Pam Robertson and her sons, Danny and Matthew of Kill Devil Hills, NC; and her youngest daughter, Marti Thomas and her son, Kevin of Kitty Hawk, NC.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2007 at the home of Pam Robertson in Kill Devil Hills, where Sally resided for the past 3 years. A memorial service will be held in Bridgeport, CT on March 31, 2007.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Sarah Perry Brown

PLEASANT GROVE, ALA. - Sarah Perry Brown, 85, died August 8 at Pleasant Grove Health Center. Mrs. Brown was born October 15, 1915 in Birmingham, Ala. She attended Ensley High School and worked at the justice department in Washington, D.C. during WWII. She was a former resident of Kitty Hawk and was preceded in death by her two husbands: Z. Russell Perry, formerly of Kitty Hawk, and Harry Brown, formerly of Nags Head. Survivors include one brother, Jack Bazemore of Richland, Washington, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating. Altmeyer Funeral Home in Norfolk, Va. is handing local arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 10, 1999; pg. 10A)

William Kenneth Brown, Sr.

William K. “Billy” Brown died peacefully in the presence of family on Thursday, January 31 in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Billy was born on October 26, 1940 in Wilmington, North Carolina, the proud son of Aycock and Esther Styron Brown.  Billy lived in Ocracoke, New Bern, and at the young age of ten moved to his beloved homeland Manteo, Dare County, North Carolina.   He graduated from Manteo High School and moved on to East Carolina University before being drafted into the Army in 1963.  There he served in the 7th Cavalry, First Cavalry Division in the famous Ia Drang Valley battle, the subject of Hollywood’s movie We Were Soldiers Once and Young.  Billy met and married Linda Creekmore Brown after he returned home from Viet Nam and together they have three children and six grandchildren.  He re-entered East Carolina University on the GI Bill and graduated in 1972.  Billy Brown stood for his captain’s license in Norfolk when he was eighteen.  He was a charter fishing captain and the residing president of the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.  He taught North Carolina History in Manteo for nearly thirty years.  Over the years, the author, teacher, and avid waterman developed a love for visual art, painting mostly landscapes from Dare County of the Outer Banks, places that are ”in his blood”.   He is the author of Mullet Roar a compilation of short stories describing his appreciation of eastern North Carolina nature and wildlife.  He was humbled in this environment however completely in tune.  His love of Dare County and Oregon Inlet has been passed to all those he touched.  Besides his wife, Mrs. Linda Creekmore Brown, Billy Brown is survived by his two sons, William Kenneth Brown. Jr. and wife Liz, and Matthew Aycock Brown of Manteo, and daughter Angela Brown Fentress and husband Jimmy, of Wilmington, North Carolina: brother Brantley A. Brown, Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: and six beloved grandchildren, Jordan and Lee Fentress, Will, Jake, and Drew Brown, and Madison Lewis.  Funeral services will be held Monday, February 4th, at 10 a.m., at the First Assembly of God Church in Manteo. A visitation will take place Sunday, February 3rd, from 2 pm to 4 pm, at Twiford Funeral Home.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Leonard Larkin Browning, Jr.

Leonard Larkin "Lee" Browning, Jr. 90, passed away at his residence in Buxton on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Lee was born 3/28/21 in Birmingham, AL, son of Leonard and Ada Redd Browning. A graduate of Georgia Tech, he took time out from college to serve in the Pacific Theater as an army signal corps officer during WW2. As a registered professional engineer, he worked for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco for 35 years. Lee was a ham radio operator (KA4ZDE), an avid antique radio collector, and a radio history aficionado. It was his passionate efforts that resulted in the historical marker in Buxton, NC being erected to acknowledge the important contributions of Reginald Fessenden. Fessenden was the first person to broadcast words over radio waves and did so from a transmitter in Buxton to a receiver on Roanoke Island. He leaves behind his wife of more than 60 years, Dixie Burrus Browning; his daughter, Elizabeth Browning Fox, and her children, Randolph Lee Fox and Greyson Hill Fox; his son, Leonard Larkin “Lou” Browning III, and his wife, Linda Meyer Browning; a nephew, Charles Watson; and many loving extended family members. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Sophia Tillett Brumsey

BARCO - Sophia Tillett Brumsey, 86, died June 11 at a Barco nursing facility.  Mrs. Brumsey was born in Wanchese, the daughter of the late Woodsey and Arletta Daniels Tillett.  She was the widow of Howard Gilman Brumsey.  She was a homemaker, a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese and the Order of the Eastern Star Coinjock Lodge #218.  She is survived by two sisters, Iva "Bill" Owens and Shawnee Brothers, both of Wanchese, and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held June 15 at the Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Elmo Daniels and the Rev. Ken Davenport officiating.  Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City.  Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 13, 1996)

Alisa Jane Cahoon Bryan

RODANTHE - Alisa Jane Cahoon Bryan, 45, of Rodanthe, passed away Monday, April 18, 2011. Born in Norfolk,VA, she is the daughter of Bonnie Cahoon Covey of Rodanthe, NC, and the late Gene Stanley Cahoon of Columbia, NC., and the step-daughter of Pete Covey of Rodanthe. Ms. Bryan was a member of Lifeboat Community Church and a Volunteer at the Food Pantry in Salvo, NC.  Ms. Bryan is survived by two sons, Paul Collin Hancock and Charles Ian Hancock of Rodanthe, NC; two daughters, Miranda Kaye Hancock of Brooksville, FL and Gina Natasha Willis of Raleigh, NC; three brothers, David Cahoon and wife, Teresa of Wanchese, NC, Scott Cahoon of Snow Hill, NC and Thomas Cahoon and wife, Tammi of Wakefield, VA; three grandchildren, Logan Gene-Christopher Willis, David Micah Hancock, and Adam Ray Hancock; and her estranged husband, Keith Bryan of Inverness, FL. A celebration of her life will be held at Lifeboat Community Church at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in Salvo, NC on Highway 12, with Pastor Steve Simmons officiating. A reception will be held at the church directly following the service.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 21, 2011; pg. 8A)

Catharine Louise Kay Bryan

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Catharine Louise (Kay) Bryan, 90, of Nags Head, died In Kill Devil Hills, Sat. Dec. 21, 2013. She was born to Herbert Nafey and Mary Woodcock Nafey on May 20, 1923 in New Brunswick, NJ and was raised in New Jersey. Kay joined the Navy at that outbreak of WWII and served as a supply clerk.  Kay and her husband of 67 years, the late Donald W. Bryan , met on a blind date in 1945. They were married in 1946 and Kay served as an Air Force officer’s wife for 26 years traveling with her husband to postings around the country and the world. When her beloved Donnie retired in 1972 they settled in Nags Head. Kay worked in local art galleries and was active with several area nonprofits including the local Red Cross. She served as Secretary to the Chicamacomico Historical Association for many years, retiring only when her failing health made it impossible to carry on. Kay was an important part of her husband’s work as Mayor of Nags Head and community leader. The two shared a special bond throughout their 67 years of marriage. Kay is survived by friends who loved her and by the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series which the couple founded to bring cultural events to their adopted home.  A Celebration of Kay’s life will be held at Twiford’s Chapel, Manteo, NC on Saturday, January 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m..   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Dixie Pugh Bryan

WANCHESE - Mrs. Dixie Pugh Bryan, 91, died Sept 28 in a Virginia Beach, Va. nursing home.  Mrs. Bryan was the widow of William D. Bryan and the daughter of the late Charles and Delphine Pugh of Wanchese.  She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Schrath and granddaughter, Barbara Blair of Las Vegas, Nev.; a granddaughter, Rosemary Sheridan and great-granddaughter, Sheila Phields, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Billie Hayes; nephew, Donald Gray; niece, Celia Midgett, all of Wanchese.  A memorial service will be held on Oct. 2 at Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese by Pastor Bill Holliday.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 2, 1994)

Donald Patrick Bryan

SOUTHERN SHORES, NC - Donald Patrick Bryan, 61, of Southern Shores, NC died Sunday, January 20, 2008 at his residence. Mr. Bryan, born in Norfolk, VA, was retired from Civil Service and was an auditor for the Colony IV Hotel. He was also a Vietnam War veteran, having served with the U.S. Marine Corp.  He was the son of the late George Smith and Elva Lee Bryan. He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert L. Bryan.  Mr. Bryan is survived by his wife Nancy Miller of Nags Head, NC.  No services are scheduled at this time.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 24, 2008; pg. 10A)

Donald W. Bryan

Retired Air Force Col. Donald W. Bryan, 89, of Kill Devil Hills, formerly of Nags Head, died Thursday, Nov 21st at his residence, completing a life of service to his country and community.  He was born in Wilkinsburg, Pa. to Harry A. Bryan and Virginia Wright Bryan and raised in Tucson Ariz.   Don enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 soon after he turned 18.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and later the U.S. Air Force.  He survived 25 missions as a tech sergeant and gunner in a B-17 in England during World War II. He was later  commissioned, became a pilot and saw action during the Korean and Vietnam wars.  Don retired to Nags Head in 1972.  He was active in the community and was elected to the Nags Head Board of Commissioners in 1975.  He served as mayor of Nags Head from 1978 until he left office in 1991.  He sat on numerous boards and committees, including the Dare County Tourism Board and a term as president of the North Carolina League of Municipalities in 1989.   He was a longtime member of the Manteo Rotary Club and served as treasurer for Icarus International Inc. during the construction of the Monument to a Century of Flight.  An accomplished professional artist, Don most recently took first place in the 2013 Self Portrait Show at the Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head.  Among his many artistic honors are the People’s Choice Award in both the Beach Book and Frank Stick Memorial exhibitions. His artwork is exhibited at the Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head.  Don is survived by his wife of 67 years Catharine L. Bryan of the home, a brother Barry Bryan of Silver City, N.M. and a sister Lois Bryan Martin of Cottonwood Ariz.  Don’s legacy of service will be continued by the Don & Catharine Bryan Cultural Series, a nonprofit he founded to bring significant cultural events to the Outer Banks.  A celebration of Don’s life will be held at the Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo on Sunday Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow at Kelly’s Restaurant in Nags Head.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Nathan Daniel Buchanan, Jr.

Nathan Daniel Buchanan, Jr. of Libertyville, Ill., died Tuesday, Nov. 5.  He was the son of Nathan Daniel Buchanan, Sr. and Tracy Spencer Buchanan.  Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Joshua Caleb Buchanan; maternal grandparents, Paul and Shelly Spencer of Manteo; paternal grandparents, John and Alice Nelson of Wilmington; paternal grandfather, Sammy Buchanan of Sylva; maternal great-grandparents, Ira and Shirley Spencer of Colington, and Sheldon and Mildred Midgett of Manteo; paternal great-grandparents, Roy and Irene McClure of Sylva; and paternal great-grandmother, Reba Cagle of Sylva.  A graveside service was held Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Basnight Family Cemetery in Manteo with the Rev. Ira Spencer, III officiating.  Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, November 14, 1996; pg. 8C)

Grant Coleman Buckner

WANCHESE - Grant Coleman Buckner, 23, of Wanchese, died Sunday, July 13, at his home. Grant was a native of Dare County and was a commercial fisherman. He was a graduate of Manteo High School class of 2000, a member of Wanchese Assembly of God where he was assistant youth pastor. Grant loved his family and had a heart for the Lord Jesus Christ. He had hoped to become a missionary and had done missions work in Costa Rica and Honduras and loved to write music. He was the son of Michael Buckner of Kitty Hawk and Dolly Tillett of Wanchese. Besides his parents surviving are two sisters; Lauren Buckner of South Nags Head and Erin Lilley of Kitty Hawk, two brothers; Jason Midgett of Mooresville, N.C. and Chris Paul of Atlanta, Ga, Maternal grandparents; Omie Jennings and Patsy Tillett of Wanchese, Paternal grandmother; Becky Midgett of Stumpy Point and paternal grandparents, the late Roy Lee and Shirley Buckner, three aunts; Gail Lane and husband Ricky of Manns Harbor, Diane Griffin and husband Doug of Rocky Mount, N.C., Sandy Bevil and husband Bill of Charlotte, N.C., his uncle, Larry Buckner and wife Ruth of Raleigh, N.C., two cousins; Woody Fearing of Kitty Hawk and Wendy Fearing of Magnolia, Texas. Grant is also survived by his special friend Hannah Simpson and close friend Bobby Mooty. A celebration of Grant’s life will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God, Friday, July 18,2003, at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. David Dalton and Rev. David Daniels. Burial will be held in Tillett Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to missions or youth of Wanchese Assembly of God. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Buckner family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 15, 2003; pg. 5A)

Gwendolyn Britt Buckner

NAGS HEAD - Gwendolyn Britt Buckner passed away March 27, 2009, surrounded by her family at Britthaven Nursing Center. She was eighty. A memorial service is scheduled for one o'clock on Sunday March 29, 2009 at Gallop Funeral Services Chapel in Nags Head, NC. The Reverend Trip Lowery will officiate.   Mrs. Buckner was born April 28, 1928 in Halifax County to the late Benjamin Franklin Britt, Sr. and Nannie Alice Gossett Britt.  She graduated from Roanoke Rapids, NC and later married and enjoyed life as a homemaker.  She also enjoyed bird watching and once made a pet of a squirrel who learned to eat peanut butter crackers from her hand.  She was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church.  Mrs. Buckner is survived by her sons and daughters; Ron Buckner and wife Kathy of Reading, MA,; Jeff Buckner and wife Debbie of Statesville, NC; Doug Buckner and wife Kim of Emporia, VA; daughters Jennifer Simpson and husband Scott of Aydlett, NC; and Kristie Montague and husband Bill of Goldsboro, NC.  She was also blessed with seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter;  Susan B. Paxton and husband Ben of Henrico, NC; Adam Montague of Goldsboro, NC; Sarah Montague Dixon and husband Matthew of Goldsboro, NC,; Scotty Simpson of Aydlett, NC; and Samantha Simpson of Wilmington, NC, Dougie and Jessica Buckner of Pinetops, NC, and Taylor Elizabeth Dixon of Goldsboro, NC as well as many nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by one sister Rachel Britt Ellis and husband AP of Roanoke Rapids, NC.  She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Geraldine Baird of Gasburg, VA; Margaret B. Taylor of Goldsboro, NC; and one brother Benjamin F. Britt, Jr., of Roanoke Rapids, NC and her husband James D. Buckner, Sr.  Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 31, 2009; pg. 6A)

Ruby Elizabeth Wise Buff

RUBY ELIZABETH WISE BUFF, 89, a former resident of 711 Carolina Court, Manteo, NC, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Born in Nags Head, NC, Mrs. Buff was the youngest of eleven children of the late Mary Beasley Wise and John Pigott Wise. She was the widow of Jack Reagie Buff. She is survived by her son, Rondal Hughes Tillett, Jr. and wife, Janice, of Manteo, along with their children, Julie Tillett Owens and husband, R. V, and Rex Dewey Tillett and wife, Laura, all of Manteo. She will be remembered as a loving Nana to her great-grandchildren, Shannon Hughes Owens, Robert Daniel "Bo" Owens, and Wyatt Dewey Tillett; to her step-great-grandchildren, Christin Stroud with her children, Parker, Taylor, Shaylin, and Miley; and Dustin Stroud and wife, Mandy, with their children, Logan, Blaize, and Faith. . Also surviving her are many nieces and nephews, the children of her ten siblings who passed on before her. Her brothers included John Gerald "Sonny" Wise, Jack Dempsey Wise, Sr., Edward W. "Neddie" Wise, and Virgil Stapp Wise. Her sisters were Edna Wise Tillett Koger, Evelyn Wise Gray, Agnes Wise Barnett, Thelma Wise Beasley, Alva Wise Hollowell Parker, and Clara "Pip" Wise. Prior to moving to Manteo in 1989, to be closer to Hughes, Jr. and his family, Mrs. Buff lived in Virginia Beach, VA. She and Jack moved there after having lived near Jac'’s family in Mountain View, Mo. For many years she attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Virginia Beach and in Nags Head. Her family would like to express their love and appreciation to her dedicated great-nieces Muriel Sweeney and Michele Daniels, who aided in caring for her while still in her home; to Connie Hathaway for being a faithful friend and companion; to the wonderful Spring Arbor family for the exceptional love and care they give; and to the staff in the ER and second floor of Outer Banks Hospital. We were so blessed, not just by all you did for our mother and grandmother, but for the caring, compassionate way in which you did what you did! Funeral services will be conducted at Twiford Funeral Home, 500 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC by the Rev. Jerry Cribb on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at 2:00pm. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p. m.. and at other times at the home of Hughes and Janice Tillett, 113 Rogers Road, Manteo. NC. Donations in Mrs. Buff’s memory may be made to the Richard and Helen Scarborough Memorial Facilities Fund at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church or to the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Food Pantry. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.

David Lee Bulls

COLINGTON, NC - David Lee Bulls, 51, died October 2, 2004 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mr. Bulls was born in Franklin, VA, was self-employed and was a Baptist. He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Bulls was the son of Levy B. Bulls, Jr. and the late Gloria Denson Bulls.  Besides his father, he is survived by one sister, Laura Redden of Charleston, WV; 4 brothers; Rev. Bobby Bulls of Fayetteville, NC, Jerry Bulls of Capron, VA, Kenneth Bulls and Steve Bulls, both of Franklin, VA; his companion, Sharon Wade of Colington.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ashley E. Bulluck, Jr.

Ashley E. Bulluck, Jr., 86, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. passed away on February 14, 2012 after an extended battle with Alzheimers Disease.  He was born to Ashley and Ruth Bulluck on May 6, 1925 in Rocky Mount, NC and married Nell Thomas Bulluck on June 14, 1946. Mr. Bulluck, a veteran of World War II, served 4 years in the US Coast Guard and was awarded the Purple Heart.  Prior to moving to Kill Devil Hills from Rocky Mount, Mr. Bulluck retired from ACL/Seaboard Coastline Railroad after 40 years of service and also was with the Department of Agriculture Grading Service for 15 years.  Later he was active in the real estate business in Kill Devil Hills.  He was instrumental in the organization of Oakdale Baptist Church and Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, NC and the Outer Banks Baptist Church of Kill Devil Hills where he received the honor of Deacon Emeritus.  Mr. Bulluck is survived by Nell, his loving wife of 66 years, and four children, Daniel and wife Nancy,  Ashley, III (Rusty) and wife Melanie, Teresa Bradshaw and husband Kevin, Mary Ruth Beaumont and husband Peter. He was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by one sister, Betty Ruth Ellis of Wilson, N.C.  He is predeceased by his parents and one brother, W. R. Bulluck (wife Lula Mae) and a sister, Bela Bulluck Watts.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11:00 am at Twiford Funeral Home, 500 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC, followed by the burial service at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens in Manteo. A reception and lunch will be held immediately after the burial in the fellowship hall of the Outer Banks Baptist Church in Kill Devil Hills.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ashley E. Bulluck, III

Ashley E. Bulluck, III (Rusty) of Hollywood, Florida, formerly of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away on March 18, 2014. Mr. Bulluck was born in Rocky Mount, NC on September 23, 1954. He was a graduate of Rocky Mount Academy and attended N.C. Wesleyan College.  Mr. Bulluck is survived by his wife Melanie Murphy, son Ashley E. Bulluck, IV, and mother Nell T. Bulluck of Kill Devil Hills, NC.  Also surviving are his sisters, Teresa Bradshaw of Kill Devil Hills, Mary Beaumont of New Vernon, NJ; a brother, Daniel Bulluck of Greensboro, NC; and several nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his father, Ashley Bulluck, Jr.  Rusty will be remembered for his skill and craftsmanship with wood, his passion for baseball and fishing off the family dock, his kindness to those less fortunate and, most of all, his devotion and love of his family, Melanie and Ashley.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 11:00 am at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, NC, followed by burial at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens in Manteo.    Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Maria Gray Bunch

LEWISTON WOODVILLE, N.C. - Maria Gray Bunch, 63, a retired civil service clerk-typist and keypunch operator, died January 9, 1990 in an Ahoskie hospital. Mrs. Bunch, a native of Dare County, was a member of St. Francis United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Andrew Jackson Bunch, Jr.; a daughter, Beverly E. Douglas of Tempe, Arizona; two sons: Thomas A. Bunch of League City, Texas and Andrew J. Bunch, III of Mesa, Arizona; her mother, Maria W. Gray; two sisters, Juanita Harper of Springfield, Va. and Amelia Nanovic of Palmerton, Pa.; two brothers: Theodore B. Gray of Buxton and Harold C. Gray of Barco; and 7 grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Garrett Funeral Home in Ahoskie by the Rev. Laura Early.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Jerald Wayne Bundy

RODANTHE, NC - Jerald Wayne "Jerry" or "Jack" Bundy, 68, of 24252 Dean Avenue, Rodanthe, NC died Saturday, December 6, 2003 at Chesapeake General Hospital. He was born in Elizabeth City, NC to the late Leland William and Earle Virginia Hall Bundy and was the husband of Alice Midgett Bundy of the residence. Mr. Bundy was the retired owner of West Kempsville Mechanical, a member of the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Norfolk, and was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps having served in the Korean Conflict.  Besides his wife, Mr. Bundy is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Mourino of Rodanthe, NC; two sons, Jerald Wayne Bundy, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA and Jeffrey Bundy of North Carolina; three sisters, Joan Darden of Elizabeth City, NC, Jill Privee of Richford, VT, and Shirley Jean Fish of Goldsboro, NC; two brothers, Leland William Bundy, Jr. of Pittsburgh, PA and Wallace Terry Bundy of California; four grandchildren, one of which is Aiyana Mourino of Rodanthe, NC; and several step-children and step-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 2:00 PM at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC by the Rev. Ronnie Midgett. Burial will follow at the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and at other times at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - circa December 8, 2005)

Dorothy Midgett Burge

Dorothy Mae Burge went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 3, 2013.  Dorothy was born September 2, 1917, the daughter of Ezekiel Decator Midgett and Elizabeth Midgett and was the widow of Benjamin A. Burge.  She was a registered nurse and a member of Son Rise Church.  She is survived by a daughter, Johnnie B. Quinn and husband Van D. of Charlotte, NC; two sons, Benjamin A. Burge, Jr., and wife Deborah and Robert Lynn Burge and wife Brenda all of Kitty Hawk, NC; a sister, Flora “Flip” Smithson of Elizabeth City, NC; nine grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by ten sisters and brothers.  A funeral service honoring her will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Twiford Memorial Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with Minister Homer Styons officiating.  Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the funeral home lobby.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Burge family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Eddie Judson Burgess

Eddie Judson Burgess,  88,  of Manns Harbor, died Friday June 15, 2012, in Nags Head.  Mr. Burgess was born in Old Trap, NC and lived most of his life in Dare County.  He was retired from the NC Department  of Transportation Ferry Division and was a former employee of Twiford Funeral Home for 25 years.  Eddie served his country proudly and honorably in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” and was part of the D-Day invasion with 101st, Eddie was one of the “Battered Bastards of Bastogne”.  He was  predeceased by his mother Alice Burgess and his wife Levica Midgette Burgess.  Surviving are a daughter, Lavonia B. Shackelford and a son, Craig Burgess both of Manns Harbor;  three grandchildren, Robert Shackelford, Amber Mallory and Ray Freeman,  five great-grandchildren, Mitchell Bryson Shackelford, Andrew Mallory, Barrett Mallory, Eathon Cox and Carly Freeman.    A celebration of life will be in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Monday June 18, 2012, at 2:00 pm by Rev. Gerald Craddock.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Sunday from 7pm. To 8pm.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Levica Midgette Burgess

MANNS HARBOR - Levica Midgette Burgess, 71, died Saturday, March 10, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mrs. Burgess, born in Manns Harbor, was a retired assistant clerk of court for Dare County and was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Claude Baxter and Levonia Fulcher Midgette. She is survived by her husband, Eddie J. Burgess of the residence; a daughter, Lavonia B. Shackelford of Manns Harbor; a son, Eddie Craig Burgess of East Lake; three grandchildren: Robert Shackelford of Manns Harbor, Amber F. Mallory and Ray Freeman of East Lake. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, Manns Harbor on Tuesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Tosto officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, on Monday from 7 to 8:30. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 13, 2001; pg. 10A)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock]

Sonny James Burnett

AVON - Sonny James Burnett, 33, died Monday, August 10 [1998], as a result of a drowning accident.  Mr. Burnett worked for Avon Pier.  He was the son of the late Robert J. Brown.  Mr. Burnett is survived by close friends Tommy and Darlene Ro___? of Suffolk, Va.  He also had many friends in Avon and Buxton.  A memorial service will be held at Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m.  Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Bertha Mae Kindig Burris

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Bertha Mae Kindig Burris Kill Devil Hills- Bertha Mae Burris passed away at her home February 9, 2010. She was predeceased 23 years ago by husband Joseph E. Burris and her very good friend Don Perry, one year ago.  Mrs. Burris, born in Mt. Eaton, Ohio, retired to the the Outer Banks 30 years ago, and was a long time volunteer at the Pea Island National Refuge and at Hotline. She and her friend Don Perry did the "bird count" for the National Audubon Society for many years.  Bertha Burris is survived by her son Richard Burris of Kill Devil Hills; a sister Marie Vansickle of Ohio; a step granddaughter, Leah Rexford and two great-grandchildren of Vermont; and 12 nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to Hotline. Berthas ashes will be spead over the Nature Conservancy in Kill Devil Hills.   Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 11, 2010; pg. 6A)

Adolphus Burrus
The Coastland Times - Friday, April 7, 1961; pg. 6

 Adolphus Burrus, Jr.

HATTERAS - Adolphus Burrus, Jr., 81, a retired Coast Guard Lieutenant, J.G., died Aug. 9, 1991 in a medical center. Mr. Burrus was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Goldie Stowe Burrus; two daughters: Janet B. Hughes and Diane B. Ransom, both of Frisco; three sisters: Grace Bland of Edward, N.C., Lucy Allen of Roanoake Rapids, and Marion Austin of Hatteras; a brother, William Z. Burrus of Hatteras; 3 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday in Twiford Island Chapel by the Rev. James Huskins. Burial will be in Rollinson Family Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Alonzo O. Burrus

One of the most highly regarded and helpful citizens of the Hatteras area, Alonzo O. Burrus, 52, died Friday [Dec. 16, 1960] as he was being taken to a Norfolk hospital for treatment. He was a resident of the Frisco community, where he established his home on retirement after 23 years in the Coast Guard, but he was a native of Hatteras. He was the son of Adolphus Burrus and the late Mrs. Lucy Stowe Burrus. For several years he had been associated with his brother, W.Z. Burrus in one of the leading mercantile businesses of Hatteras. He was a member of Frisco Methodist Church and Wanchese Masonic Lodge #521, AF&AM. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ina Burrus; his father, Adolphus Burrus; one son, Alonzo Burrus, Jr. of Ocracoke; one step-son, Solon P. Tolson, Jr. of Bangor, Maine; three sisters: Mrs. Marion Austin of Hatteras, Mrs. Grace Bland of Edwards and Mrs. Sam Maurice of Roanoke Rapids; two brothers, Adolphus Burrus, Jr. of Frisco and Bill Burrus of Hatteras; 4 grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 23, 1960)

Annie Isadore Gaskins Burrus

Mrs. Annie Isadore Gaskins Burrus, 78, died Saturday [Nov. 25, 1961] in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. A native of Hatteras, she lived in Manteo 17 years. She was a daughter of Willard and Mrs. Henrietta Gaskins and the widow of Roscoe Burrus, a prominent Dare County businessman. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo. She is survived by 3 sons: Carlson Burrus and Archie Burrus of Manteo and Ross Burrus of Hatteras; seven daughters: Mrs. Isadore Anderson, Mrs. Ellen Midgette, Mrs. Ira Berry and Mrs. Norma Sandifer, all of Norfolk, and Mrs. Jenness Gibbs, Mrs. Catherine Marion and Miss Matilda Burrus, all of Manteo; a brother, Cortez Gaskins of Black Mountain; a sister, Mrs. Inez Austin of Hatteras; 13 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren. a funeral service was conducted Monday in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. Harold F. Leatherman. Burial was in Manteo Cemetery. The casket pall was made of bronze chrysanthemums. John H. Long sang "The Last Mile of the Way." Pallbearers were Belton Burrus, George Creef, Jule Burrus, Sam Burrus, Bud Gaskins and Elwood Austin.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 1, 1961)

 Archie Burrus

MANTEO, NC - Rep. Archie Burrus, 51, a Nags Head motel operator and restaurateur, died Thursday [Nov. 18, 1971] in Duke Hospital in Durham after an illness of 5 1/2 weeks. He had represented the 1st District in the General Assembly since 1965. A native of Hatteras, he lived here 29 years. He was the husband of Mrs. Lina Oden Burrus and a son of the late Roscoe and Mrs. Annie Isadora Gaskins Burrus. He owned and managed the Sea Oatel Motel and Restaurant at Nags Head. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, Manteo Rotary Club, Nags Head Chamber of Commerce, and Roanoke Island Eastern Star Chapter #79. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Besides his widow, surviving are a son, Archie Douglas Burrus of the home; 6 sisters: Mrs. Catherine Marion, Mrs. Ira Berry, Mrs. Dorothy Gibbs, Mrs. Ellen Midgett, Mrs. Isadora Anderson, and Mrs. Norma Sandifer of Norfolk; and a brother, Ross Burrus of Hatteras. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11a.m. in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. Henry B. Lewis. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery with Twiford's Colony Chapel in charge.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Barney Burrus

FISHERMEN LOSE LIVES IN LAST WEEK'S STORM - Discovery of Sunken Vessel and Oilskins Points to Drowning of Hyde County Men - The discovery of oilskins identified as belonging to Barney Burrus and James L. Twiford, two Hyde County fishermen who disappeared early last week, is further confirmation of the belief that the men lost their lives in the gale that swept the sounds on Wednesday of last week. The two men had been camping alone near the mouth of Long Shoal river. They left their homes in Engelhard last Monday and have not been seen since Tuesday when they shipped their morning's catch to Elizabeth City by the gas boat "Rebecca". The failure of the two men to stop up at their homes at the end of the week, as is the custom with fisherman, excited the fears of their families and the search that was instituted resulted in finding their sunken fishing vessel. Later in the week the oilskins were found. It is believed that the boat was swamped in the gale and the men were swept overboard. A small skiff used by the two men to go back and forth in from their boat, was found washed ashore. Burrus was a brother-in-law of Twiford and was 28 years old. He has a wife and two small children in Engelhard. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Burrus and he had four brothers and three sisters, one of them being Mrs. C.R. Fulcher of this city. Twiford was 40 years old and the son of Mrs. Martha Twiford of Manns Harbor who is now seriously ill at the home of her son in this city. He was reared at Manns Harbor but married in Hyde County and moved there. He is survived by a wife and two children; two brothers, S.W Twiford and L.B. Twiford, and one sister, Mrs. F.B. Hopkins.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, March 16, 1923; pg. 1)

Blanche Austin Burrus

HATTERAS - Mrs. Blanche Austin Burrus, 90, died this morning [April 18, 1977] in the Chowan Hospital in Edenton. She was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras, the wife of the late Luther D. Burrus and the daughter of the late Hiram D. and Mrs. Betty Stowe Austin. She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. Mrs. Burrus is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jessi Byron (Ruth) Byrd and Mrs. Alivia Stowe, both of Hatteras; two sons, Herman D. Burrus and Luther D. Burrus, Jr., both of Hatteras; two brothers, Lawrence Austin and Perry Austin, both of Hatteras; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The body has been taken to Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - April 18, 1977)

A later obituary had the following extra information - A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Soderburg, pastor. Burial will follow in the Austin Family Cemetery in Hatteras.

Calvin Dallas Burrus, Jr.

Calvin Dallas Burrus, Jr., 83, of Buxton died on October 16, 2014 at his home. Born in Hatteras, he was the son of the late Calvin Burrus, Sr. and Essie Spires Burrus. Mr. Burrus served his country in the United States Coast Guard from 1950 until 1953, and was the County Commissioner from 1963 until 1966. Calvin was also the first fire chief of Buxton and held this position from 1963 until 1972. From 1963 to 1969, he served on the CHEC board as well. Calvin was an active member of Lighthouse Assembly of God serving as a deacon since 1972. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Loved and respected by all, he will truly be missed.  Mr. Burrus is survived by his wife of 60 years, Milly Burrus; three sons, Dal Burrus of Buxton, Danny Burrus and wife, Olivia of Nags Head and Darren Burrus and wife, Renee of Buxton; six grandchildren, Tyke Ely and wife, Cheri, Cathy Duncan and husband, Paul, Emilie Mason and husband, Shane, Daniel Burrus, Ashley Burrus and Adrian Burrus; and seven great grandchildren, Starr, Dirk, Morgan, Marshall, Ethan, Dallas and Asher. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Don Burrus.  A funeral will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Lighthouse Assembly of God at 3:00pm with the Rev. David Daniels officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Lighthouse Assembly Family Life Center. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 7:00 until 9:00pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Carlson Donald Burrus

Carlson Donald Burrus, 61, of Manteo, died Thursday morning [March 14, 1963] in the Lane Nursing Home near Elizabeth City after a long illness. A native of Hatteras, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Burrus of Hatteras, but had lived in Manteo for many years. He was a member of Mount Olivet Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 brothers: Archie Burrus of Manteo and Roscoe Burrus, Jr. of Hatteras; 7 sisters: Mrs. Lee Marion and Miss Matilda Burrus of Manteo, Mrs. Ira Berry, Mrs. Jenness Gibbs, Mrs. Murl Midgett, Mrs. Isadora Anderson and Mrs. Norma Sandifer of Norfolk, Va. Funeral services are to be conducted at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Friday by the Rev. Harold F. Leatherman, church pastor. Interment will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 15, 1963)

A funeral service for Carlson Donald Burrus, who died Thursday morning of last week, were conducted Saturday afternoon in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. Harold F. Leatherman. "Jesus Savior Pilot Me" & "Beautiful River" were sung by Mrs. Beatirce Brickhouse, Mrs. Bertie Ward, John Long and Lawrence Swain. Mrs. Rennie Williamson accompanied at the organ. The casket was covered with a pall made of white carnations, white asters, pink & white glads and fern. Pallbearers were R.J. Scarborough, Walter Gaskill, Belton Burrus, George Creef, H.A. Creef and Fred Wescott. Burial was in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 22, 1963)

Catherine Ann Henry Burrus

Catherine Ann Henry Burrus, 70, died on Jan. 19, in Norfolk Sentara General Hospital.  Born in Victoria, Texas, she was the daughter of the late James Travis Henry and Mildred Presley Henry and the widow of Conrad Burrus Sr. She also was predeceased by a son, Conrad Burrus Jr., and a daughter, Cathy Lynn Burrus Smith.  She loved her family, her many friends, fishing, and her adopted island home. She was active in her church, Buxton United Methodist Church, and in the Cape Hatteras Chapter No. 303 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a faithful member of the Eastern Star who held many offices, including service as Worth Matron two times.  She was an active community volunteer with such groups as the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad and was employed for 14 years by Dare County Emergency Medical Services. She retired in 1998 as an EMT paramedic.  She is survived by a son, Travis Burrus of Buxton; two grandsons; a brother, Paul Henry of Buxton; and a sister, Sarah Christine Henry of the San Francisco Bay area in California.  A memorial service was held on Jan. 29 at Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cory Oliver and the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Burial was in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC])

BUXTON – Catherine Ann Henry Burrus, 70, died on Jan. 19, 2011, in Norfolk Sentara General Hospital.  Cathy was born in Victoria, Tex., on Sept. 13, 1940, the daughter of the late James Travis Henry and Mildred Presley Henry. She moved to Hatteras Island almost a half century ago after she married Conrad Burrus Sr., the love of her life who died in 1993.    Cathy loved her family, her many friends, fishing, and her adopted island home. She was active in her church, Buxton United Methodist Church, and in the Cape Hatteras Chapter No. 303 of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was a faithful member of the Eastern Star who held many offices, including service as Worth Matron two times.  She was an active community volunteer with such groups as the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad and was employed for 14 years by Dare County Emergency Medical Services.  She retired in 1998 as an EMT paramedic.  She was also predeceased by a son, Conrad Burrus Jr., and a daughter, Cathy Lynn Burrus Smith.  Cathy is survived by her son, Travis Burrus, and grandsons, Thomas and Conrad Burrus, all of Buxton; a brother, Paul Henry of Buxton, and a sister, Sarah Christine Henry of Chula Vista, Calif.  There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. at Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cory Oliver and the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Burial will be in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton.  The family will receive friends and relatives at the church after the service.  (Island Free Press [Hatteras, NC])

Corlett Winston Burrus, Sr.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Corlett W. Burrus, Sr. died Sunday, May 16.  He was born in Hatteras and was one of the founding partners of the certified public accounting firm of Burrus, Paul and Turnbull with offices in Norfok and Newport News, Va. He was a life member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He served a the treasurer for the Shrine Oyster Bowl for 7 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk. He was the son of the late Ellsworth and Leona Burrus, formerly of Hatteras. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Rebecca G. Burrus; a son, C. Winston Burrus, Jr. and his wife Donna of Chesapeake, Va.; 3 grandchildren: C. Winston Burrus, II and his wife Kimberly of Virginia Beach, Steven L. Burrus and his wife Lisa of Cary, and Donna Michelle Burrus of Chesapeake; and 7 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Memorial Garden with the Rev. John B. Crimmins, III officiating. Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May18, 1999; pg. 5A)

Doris Daniels Burrus

MANTEO - Doris “Dot” Daniels Burrus, 91, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Spring Arbor of The Outer Banks with her loved ones around her. She was born July 3, 1922 in Wanchese, North Carolina to the late Charles Bailey Daniels, Jr. and Anne Deborah Daniels. She was the widow of Belton Bradford Burrus of Manteo, North Carolina.  Dot is survived by her daughters and their husbands: Bebe Burrus Woody and Robert E. Woody of Manteo, NC and Patricia “Di” Burrus Bucklad and George W. Bucklad of Apex, NC; four grandchildren: Jeffrey W. Midgett of Manteo, NC, Kristi L. Midgett Wright (Aaron L. Wright) of Nags Head, NC, Bradford “Brad” W. Bucklad (Leigh B. Bucklad) of Huntington, WV and Steven A. Bucklad (Megan M. Bucklad) of Cary, NC; eight great grandchildren: Brandi Midgett, Jeff Midgett, Sterling Wright, Miles Bucklad, Mason Bucklad, Evelynne Bucklad, Avery Bucklad and Jameson Bucklad; two great-great grandchildren: Topanga and Jace Midgett; two brothers and their wives: Rev. Elmo “Pop” Daniels and Jean Daniels and Charles S. Daniels and Molly Daniels and her brother-in law, Jack Burrus all of Wanchese and Manteo, NC.  She was predeceased by her sister, Aileen Cudworth and brother, Harold Daniels.  A celebration of life will be held Friday, March 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo, NC with Rev. Jerry Cribb and Rev. Elmo Daniels officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC on Thursday evening, March 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Edward Brower Burrus

Funeral services for Edward Brower Burrus, 76, who died on March 21, were conducted at the Twiford Funeral Home Chapel in Elizabeth City on Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m.  Burial followed in the New Hollywood Cemetery.  Mr. Burrus was a native of Hatteras, son of Dick and Jane O'Neal and husband of Ethel Roper Burrus.  He was a veteran of World War I and a retired Coast Guardsman.  He had resided in Elizabeth City for the last six years of his life.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: Blaine Burrus of Oriental, Ralph Burrus of Manteo and Carol D. Burrus of New York; three daughters: Mrs. W.P. Willis of Hatteras, Mrs. Edna Brown of Portsmouth and Mrs. R.L. Meiggs of Elizabeth City; a brother, Joe Burrus of Ocracoke; five half-sisters: Mrs. Maud O'Neal, Mrs. Minerva O'Neal, Mrs. Ones O'Neal, Mrs. Carrie Gray, all of Black Mountain, and Mrs. Dianna Daily of Hatteras.  There are 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 30, 1951; pg. 4)

Eleanor Oden Burrus

Mrs. Eleanor Oden Burrus, 83, a native of Hatteras and a resident of Ocracoke for the past several years, died Friday morning [Nov. 20, 1964] at 2:29 at the home following a long illness. She was the daughter of the late S.S. and Martha Jane O'Neal Oden and a member of Ocracoke Methodist Church. She is survived by six daughters: Mrs. Herman Spencer and Mrs. Monford Garrish of Ocracoke, Mrs. Raymond Beasley and Mrs. Victor D. Grigas of Portsmouth, Mrs. Henry Wilder of Norfolk and mrs. T.L. Thorpe of Placentia, California; one son, Oscar Burrus of Ocracoke; five sisters: Mrs. Brittie Gaskill, Mrs. A.M. Austin, Mrs. Isabelle Ballance and Mrs. Millie Peele, all of Hatteras, and Mrs. Glen Comer of Dobson; two brothers: Dan Oden of Hatteras and J.T. Oden of Grifton, Georgia; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Ocracoke Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Boggs, pastor. Burial was in the Community Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 22, 1964)

Essie Mae Spires Burrus

Mrs. Essie Mae Spires Burrus, 77, of Buxton, died Monday [March 30, 1970] at 5 p.m. on the way to a Norfolk hospital. A native of Elizabeth City, she lived at Hatteras 29 years and since 1939 in Buxton. She was the widow of Calvin D. Burrus, Sr. and a daughter of Charles and Mrs. Mollie Spires. She was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church. Surviving are five daughters: Mrs. Achsah Oden and Mrs. Rosa Foster of Hatteras, Mrs. Aulise Bragg of Daytona Beach, Florida, Mrs. Marcella Dawes of San Jose, California, and Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey of Amarilla, Texas; two sons: Calvin D. Burrus, Jr. and Conrad Burrus of Buxton; 21 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Raynor, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Buxton, and the Rev. D.B. Lawrence, pastor of the Hatteras Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in Quidley Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 2, 1970)

 Gilbert Stevens Burrus, Jr.

APEX - Gilbert Stevens Burrus, Jr., 46, died Sunday, February 24. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, March 2 at the Capital Funeral Care Chapel in Raleigh from 1-3 p.m. Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas in Raleigh.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002; pg. 3B)

MAN SLAIN SUNDAY IN WAKE [County] WAS HATTERAS ISLAND SCION; Raleigh - A 67-year old Raleigh woman was charged Sunday with the stabbing death of her son. Patricia A. Burrus, widow of the late Gilbert Stevens Burrus, Sr., formerly of Hatteras, was charged with murder, said Capt. B.B. Perry with the Wake Co. Sheriff's Office. She was being held without bail pending a hearing. Her son, Gilbert Stevens Burrus, Jr., 46, of Apex, suffered multiple stab wounds, at least one to the abdomen. He was taken to Raleigh Community Hospital where he died.  Burrus' father was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Lennon Burrus, longtime residents of Hatteras village where he engaged for a long career in an oil dealership. Maurice Burrus, active extensively in business and civic affairs, served several years as a county commissioner. A dispute over the preparation of income tax forms may have led to the fatal stabbing of a Raleigh man Sunday. Patricia Burrus, 67, a retired civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force, made her first court appearance Monday in Wake District Court where she was denied bail. [This was a lengthy article and is not here in it's entirety.  It appeared on the same page as his above obituary]

Gilbert Stevens Burrus, Sr.

HATTERAS - Gilbert Stevens Burrus, Sr., 48, died Wednesday [April 2, 1981] at 10 p.m. in Johnson-Willis Hospital in Richmond, Va. A native of Hatteras, he was the son of Mrs. Rebecca Stevens Burrus of Elizabeth City and the late Maurice Burrus. He was the husband of Mrs. Patricia Austin Burrus of the home. A former resident of Richmond, Burrus had lived in Hatteras for the past 1 1/2 years. He was employed by IBM in Richmond and was a Methodist. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in the Korean War. Besides his wife and mother he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jennifer B. Baysdon of Tallahassee, Florida; a son, Gilbert Stevens Burrus, Jr. of Raleigh; three sisters: Mrs. Lee Browning of Winston-Salem, Mrs. W.C. Shumaker of Florida and Mrs. Dennie Williams of Chesapeake, Va. Following cremation, memorial services were held Friday in Bliley Funeral Home, Chippenham Chapel in Richmond. Another memorial service was conducted Sunday in Hatteras United Methodist Church with Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras in charge.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Goldie Stowe Burrus

FRISCO - Goldie Stowe Burrus, 93, died Jan. 2, 2004, at her residence. Mrs. Burrus, born in Hatteras, N.C., was a homemaker and a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Curtis William and Mattie Burrus Stowe and the widow of Adolphus Burrus Jr. Mrs. Burrus was also preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Burrus Ransom. Mrs. Burrus is survived by a daughter, Janet Hughes of Frisco; three grandchildren, Damen Hughes, Suzanne Miller and husband Richard and Dennett Ransom and wife Marnid; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held in Hatteras United Methodist Church Sunday at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Charles Moseley. Burial will be in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence in Frisco. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, January 3, 2004)

Ina Fulcher Burrus
The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 13, 1984; pg. 11A

Jaccie Farrow Burrus, Jr.

MANNS HARBOR - Jaccie Farrow Burrus, Jr., 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, at his residence. Mr. Burrus was born in Manns Harbor, son of the late Jaccie Farrow Burrus, Sr. and the late Bertie Midgett Burrus and was raised by the late William F. "Bug" Tillett and the late Mrs. Mattie Beasley Tillett. He was the husband of Thelma Mann Burrus of the home. He was a commercial fisherman and the former owner/operator of Atlantic View Cottages in Nags Head, a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church for over 50 years, a Mason with The Manteo Lodge #521 AF&AM for over 50 years, and a former member of the Dare County Board of Education. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Moncie (Wanda) Daniels of Manteo; a son, Jaccie F. "Jay" Burrus, III also of Manteo; a brother, Richard Mann of Manns Harbor; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted Friday, Feb. 2 at Mt. Carmel Church with the Rev. Jim Tosto officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 1, 1996)

Joseph Merritt Burrus

Joseph M. Burrus, 72, died Tuesday afternoon [July 17, 1951] at his home in Ocracoke.  He was a native of Hatteras, the son of the late Richard and Marona [Marena] J. O'Neal Burrus.  He retired from the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1946.  He was a member of the Ocracoke Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World.  Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Oden Burrus; a son, Oscar M. Burrus of Portsmouth; six daughters: Mrs. Herman Spencer and Mrs. Monford Garrish of Ocracoke, Mrs. Raymond Beasley of Portsmouth, Mrs. T.L. Tharpe [Thorpe] of Hawthorne, Calif., Mrs. V.D. Grigas of Worcester, Mass. and Mrs. Sybil Simpson of California; five sisters: Mrs. R.D. Dailey of Hatteras and Mrs. Carrie Gray, Mrs. Minerva O'Neal, Miss Maude O'Neal, Miss Ona O'Neal, all of Black Mountain.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 20, 1951; pg. 8)

Final rites for Capt. Joseph Merritt Burrus, 77 [should be 72], veteran lighthouse keeper, who died on Tuesday, July 17, at his home at Ocrcoke were held on Friday morning with Rev. W.Y. Stewart, pastor of the Ocracoke Methodist Church, officiating, and with the men of Ocracoke Coast Guard as pallbearers.  Capt. Burrus was the son of a sea captain of Hatteras and spent his early days at sea, joining the lighthouse service in his twenties and remaining in service for a total of 45 years.  Tangier Island, Thimble Shoals, Oliver's Reef, Croatan, Bluff Shoals, Cape Lookout and Ocracoke Lights were cared for by him.  He spent 16 years in charge of Ocracoke Lighthouse, retiring in 1947.  He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Oden Burrus; one son, Oscar Burrus of Norfolk; six daughters: Mrs. Monford Garrish, Mrs. Sybil Simpson, Mrs. Herman Spencer, all of Ocracke, Mrs. C.L. Thorpe of Hawthorne, Cal., Mrs. Raymond Beasley of Portsmouth, Va. and Mrs. Victor Grigas of Wocester, Mass.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 27, 1951; pg. 4)

Jule Day Burrus

Jule Day Burrus of Manteo died on Monday, April 14 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville after a long illness. Jule was a true native and loved Manteo and Dare County. He was born in Manteo on August 11, 1929 to the late Orlando and Mary Davis Burrus. Jule was stationed in Germany in the US Army, worked in Fearings, Inc., Nags Head Casino, was a former ticket distributor with The Lost Colony and also performed as a child in the drama. He was former owner and operator of Silver Sands Motel and served on the hospitality committee of the Roanoke Island Historical Society. He was a lifelong member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo. Jule served as a Manteo town commissioner from 1971-1989 and was very instrumental in the rehabilitation of the Manteo waterfront where a section of the Bi-Centennial Park was named "Jule Park". He was a recipient of the Dare Day Award. Jule was a humble man who did so much for so many and always wanted to stay in the background as an invisible servant. Surviving are his sister, Estelle B. Tillett, and brothers, Samuel Z. Burrus and Jack R. Burrus, all of Manteo. Jule was a father figure to many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his sisters: Delnoy Burrus, Irlene B. Wescott, Eloise B. Sellers, Mary B. Scarborough, Margaret B. Williams; and his brothers: Belton B. Burrus, Richard "Dick" Burrus, and Rayburn Burrus. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 17 at 4 p.m. on the Manteo waterfront Bi-Centennial Park at "Jule Park". Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 17, 2003; pg. 10A)

Kate Harrell Austin Burrus

HATTERAS - Kate Harrell Austin Burrus, 95, of Hatteras, died Monday, December 13 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Burrus, a native of Hertford, was a school teacher and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Blackstone College and East Carolina Teachers College. Mrs. Burrus was the daughter of the late Decator Harrell and Mrs. Minnie Vann Harrell Fulcher. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest Lee Austin, and her late husband, Adolphus Burrus, Sr. Mrs. Burrus is survived by two daughters: Minnie Austin Burrus of Hatteras and Avis Austin Davis of Norfolk, Va.; three sons: Decator H. Austin of Virginia Beach, Va., David F. Austin of Manteo and Albert L. "Bert" Austin of Hatteras; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Jim Huskins and the Rev. Don Brown. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the family home and also at the home of Minnie Austin Burrus in Hatteras. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 14, 1993)

Lina Oden Burrus

MANTEO - Lina Oden Burrus, 75, of Manteo, died Monday, June 17, in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Burrus, a native of Hatteras, was the former co-owner and operator of the Sea Otel Motel and the Dareolina Restaurant and was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Erskine S. and Esta Rollinson Oden and the widow of the late Archie Burrus, II. Mrs. Burrus is survived by one son, Archie D. Burrus of Manteo, and one brother, Herbert Oden of Hatteras. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church June 19 with the Rev. Robert Bundy officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 18, 1996)

Lovie O'Neal Burrus

HATTERAS - Lovie O'Neal Burrus, 95, a life-long resident of Hatteras, died Jan. 21 [1994] in Sentara Nursing Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Mrs. Burrus was born in Hatteras, the daughter of the late Wallace and Rhoda Peele O'Neal and was the widow of Almy D. Burrus. She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church, Cape Hatteras Order of Eastern Star Chapter #303, and was a homemaker. She is survived by a daughter, Lucille B. Mitchell of Virginia Beach; two sons: Dalton L. Burrus of Chesapeake and William D. Burrus of Copper City, Florida; 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. A funeral service was conducted on Jan. 24 in Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Burial followed in Peele Family Cemetery in Hatteras. Twiford Colony Chapel in Chesapeake handled arrangements.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Lucy Stowe Burrus

Mrs. Adolphus Burrus [Lucy A. Stowe Burrus], 60. of Hatteras, died at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, August 16, at her home following an illness of several years. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 3:00 at the home. Rev. Faulkner, pastor of the Hatteras Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery at Buxton. Mrs. Burrus, who before her marriage was Miss Lucy Stowe, was the only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Stowe of Hatteras. She is survived by her husband; three sons: Lt. Adolphus Burrus, Jr. USCG of New Jersey, Chief Lonnie Burrus USCG of Crisfield, and Mr. & Mrs. Bill Burrus of Hatteras; three daughters: Mrs. Grace Bland of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Lucy Allen Maurice of Hatteras and Miss Marlon Burrus of Hatteras; and 6 grandchildren.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 25, 1944; pg. 1)

Lula Twiford Burrus

Mrs. Lula Twiford Burrus, 72, of Manns Harbor, died Sunday morning at the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven following a long illness.  She was a native and life long resident of Manns Harbor, a homemaker and a member of the Friendship Church in Manns Harbor.  She was the daughter of the late Ed and Mrs. Armenta Wise Twiford and the widow of Robert E. Burrus.  She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Caroly B. O'Neal of New Holland; three sons: Johnny Burrus of Goldsboro, Allen Burrus of Engelhard and Bobby Burrus of Manns Harbor; and four grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor by the Rev. Robert Beasley.  Burial was in the Twiford family cemetery, Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -Tuesday, January 17, 1978)

Luther Dudley Burrus, Sr.

Luther Dudley Burrus, Sr., 78, husband Of Mrs. Blanche Austin Burrus and son of Dozier and Mrs. Achsah Williams Burrus, died in a Norfolk hospital Sunday morning [Dec. 16, 1962]. A lifelong resident of Hatteras and a retired fisherman, he was a member of Hatteras Methodist Church and Woodmen of the World. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons: Herman Dudley Burrus of Norfolk and Luther D. Burrus, Jr. of Hatteras; two daughters: Mrs. Alivia Stowe of Hatteras and Mrs. Ruth Byrd of Sea Girt, N.J.; a brother, Maurice L. Burrus of Snowden; a sister, Mrs. Lula Fulcher of Norfolk and Buxton; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras. A funeral service was conducted in Hatteras Methodist Church Tuesday by the Rev. Van Cash. Burial was in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Matilda Lorena Burrus

Miss Matilda Lorena Burrus, 45, of Manteo, died Saturday [May 11, 1963] in a Norfolk hospital after an illness of 10 days. A native of Hatteras, she lived in Manteo 17 years. She was a daughter of the late Roscoe and Mrs. Isadora Gaskins Burrus and a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. She is survived by 6 sisters: Mrs. Catherine Morris of Manteo and Mrs. Ira Berry, Mrs. Dorothy Gibbs, Mrs. Ellen Midgett, Mrs. Isadora Anderson and Mrs. Norma Sandifer of Norfolk; two brothers, Archie Burrus of Manteo and Roscoe Burrus, Jr. Of Hatteras. A funeral service was conducted Monday in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. Harold Leatherman. Burial was in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 14, 1963)

Maurice Lennon Burrus

MOYOCK, NC - Maurice Lennon Burris [sic], 74, died Wednesday [Feb. 2, 1972] in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after and illness of a year. A native of Dare County, he was the husband of Mrs. Rebecca Stevens Burris and a son of E. Dozier and Mrs. Achash W. Burris. He was retired from Texaco and attended NC State College. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church, Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, and Sudan Shrine Temple of New Bern. besides his widow, surviving are a son, Gilbert Steven Burris of Charlotte; three daughters: Mrs. L.L. Browning, Jr. of Winston-Salem, Mrs. W.C. Shoemaker of St. Ignatius, Michigan, and Mrs. Dennis Williams of Honolulu, Hawaii; and 9 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City by the Rev. Charles H. Wellons. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Minnie Margaret Austin Burrus

HATTERAS - Minnie Margaret Austin Burrus, 77, died at home on Tuesday, April 10. She was a lifelong resident of Hatteras village and a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Kate Austin and was also preceded in death by her husband William Z. "Bill" Burrus and brothers, Decator "Tate" Austin and Desmond Austin. Mrs. Burrus is survived by two sons: Dale Burrus and wife Lorraine, and Allen Burrus and wife Marlene, all of Hatteras; a daughter, Carol Kidd and husband Billy of Winterville; two brothers: Albert "Bert" Austin of Hatteras and David Austin and wife Ola of Manteo; a sister, Avis Davis and husband Charles of Norfolk, Va.; a sister-in-law, Olive "Tootie" Austin of Virginia Beach, Va.; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Hatteras United Methodist Church on Friday, April 13 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bryan Baker and the Rev. Holt Clarke and the Rev. John Cullop officiating. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 12, 2001; pg. 12A)

Nancy Atkins Bailey Burrus

MANTEO - Nancy Atkins Bailey Burrus, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007. Nancy had been in declining health for some time. She was born Nov. 16, 1931, in Winston-Salem, N.C., the only child of the late James Everett and Myrtle Hughes Atkins. Nancy attended University of North Carolina at Greensboro and later was employed as a secretary for Western Electric Company and Goody’s Manufacturing Company, both in Winston-Salem. She was the widow of Joe Payne Bailey of Winston-Salem and moved to Nags Head, N.C., in 1956, to be near family. She married the late Samuel Z. Burrus in 1957. She and her husband, Sam, were the original owners-operators of the Sandspur Cottages in Nags Head and was a member of Manteo Faith Baptist Church. Nancy is survived by two sons, Berkley W. "Butch" Burrus and Samuel E. "Sammy" Burrus; a daughter-in-law, Betty Burrus, all of Manteo; three grandchildren, Bryan L. Burrus of Manteo, Krista Burrus Chavez of Marietta, Ga., and Mikel K. Burrus of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. Also surviving are very close family friends, Lynda F. Midgett and Lessie Forbes; two sisters- in-law, Estelle Tillett and Dot Burrus; a brother-in-law, Jack Burrus, all of Manteo; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Manteo Faith Baptist Church by the Rev. Rhondal Midgett. Burial will be held in Manteo Cemetery. Friends may join the family at the Burrus home on 158 Steve Basnight Road in Manteo. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 7, 2007; pg. 10A)

Oscar M. Burrus

Oscar M. Burrus, 69, of Ocracoke, died Thursday [Jan. 14, 1971] of last week in Hatteras after a short illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Ocracoke, son of the late Joseph M. and Mrs. Eleanor Oden Burrus. He was retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers, a member of Hatteras Masonic Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rites and Sudan Temple in New Bern and a member of the Ocracoke Lodge U.D. and a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alta Vanlandingham of Ocracoke; one son, Merritt Burrus of Greenville; six sisters: Mrs. Herman Spencer and Mrs. Monford Garrish of Ocracoke, Mrs. Raymond Beasley and Mrs. Henry Wilder of Norfolk, Mrs. T.L. Thorpe of California, and Mrs. Victor Griggs of Portsmouth. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. in Ocracoke Methodist Church. Burial was in the Community Cemetery with Masonic rites at the grave by Cape Hatteras Lodge.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Patricia Austin Burrus

Patricia Austin Burrus, 75, died November 7 at the Wilson Medical Center in Wilson.  Born in Elizabeth City March 14, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Violet Gaskill and William Horton Austin.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Steven Burrus, Sr., her son, Gilbert Steven Burrus, Jr., and her brother, Grady S. Austin.  Surviving is a daughter, Jennifer Burrus Stover of St. Louis, Mo., and a brother, William H. Austin, Jr. of Roxboro.  A memorial will be held at a later date.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, December 22, 2009; pg. 6A)

Ralph Whitehurst Burrus

MANTEO, NC - Ralph Whitehurst Burrus, 73, died Wednesday [June 27, 1973] at 9:15 a.m. in his home. A native of Hatteras, he was a son of Edward and Mrs. Linda Simpson Burrus and the husband of the late Mrs. Violet Willis Burrus. He was a Coast Guard veteran and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Linda Midgett of Hatteras and Mrs. Ola Austin of Manteo; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be ehld Friday at 2 p.m. in Mt. Oliver United Methodist Church by the Rev. Henry A. Bizzell, Jr. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo has charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 28, 1973)

Rebecca Mary Stevens Burrus

ELIZABETH CITY - Rebecca Mary Stevens Burrus died Friday, January 25. Born in Elizabeth City on May 21, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Morris and Emma Gilbert Stevens and the widow of Maurice Lennon Burrus of Hatteras. She was preceded in death by a son, Gilbert Stevens Burrus, and a brother, Edgar Gilbert Stevens. Mrs. Burrus was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church for many years. After moving back to Elizabeth City, she rejoined the First Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters: Dixie Browning and husband Lee, Sara Shoemaker and husband Bill, and Mary Williams and husband Dennis, all of Buxton; a brother and sister: J. Howard Stevens and Lina Larson, both of Elizabeth City; 9 grandchildren: Elizabeth Fox of Durham, Lou Browning of Frisco, Gilbert Stevens Burrus of Apex, Jennifer Stover of St. Louis, Mo., Debbie Nickles of Ruffin, Bud Shoemaker of Buxton, Rebecca Snyder of Chesapeake, Va., Maurice Williams of Vienna, Va., and Dennis Williams, Jr. of Hampton, Va.; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, Elizabeth City on Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m. with Ray Jones officiating. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Jan. 27. 2002; pg. 14A)

Richard Orlando Burrus, Jr.

Richard Orlando Burrus, Jr., 70, of Wanchese, NC died on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Born in Manteo, he was the son of the late Richard O. Burrus, Sr. and the late Camilla Cudworth Burrus Farrow.  Mr. Burrus is survived by his wife of 48 years, Conchita Marie Tillett Burrus; daughters, Dee Burrus Johnson and husband, Norman, Millie Burrus O’Neal and husband, Kevin, and Ricki Lyn Burrus; sons, Richard Orlando Burrus, III and Michael Jordan Burrus; grandchildren, Morgan McAllister, Ashley Johnson, Kristen Cordeiro, James Cordeiro, Paige O’Neal and Paris O’Neal;  great granddaughter, Tiffany Johnson; father, David Pugh Farrow; sisters, Roxie Farrow Pritchard and Julie Farrow Bliven and husband, Allen; brothers, David Pugh Farrow, Jr. “Crockett” and wife, Ginger and Dr. Johnny Farrow, MD and wife, Sara; nephews, Jimmy Boyette, Davis Pritchard, Patrick Pritchard and Andrew Farrow; and nieces, Sarah Pritchard, Sophia Farrow, and Helen Farrow.  Mr. Burrus was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served in the Vietnam War as an Operations Systems Management Supervisor and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal upon his return from Vietnam in 1971.  A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Wanchese Assembly of God with the Rev. Mark Hinson and the Rev. Kenny Midgett officiating. Burial with military honors rendered by the U.S. Air Force will follow at Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Robert Everett Burrus

Robert Everett Burrus, 76, until two years ago a member of the Dare County Board of Education for many years, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at his home in Manns Harbor following a day's severe illness.  He had been in declining health for several years.  Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church.  The Rev. Tracey Varnum and the Rev. T.G. Grinder conducted the rites.  He was born at Middletown, Hyde County, September 20, 1874, the son of Fletcher and Josephine Burrus, ad had been a resident of Manns Harbor for 50 years.  He had been married three times, losing by death his first two wives, Mrs. Lucetta Mann Burrus and Mrs. Minnie Tillett Burrus.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Twiford Burrus; three sons: Johnnie, Allen and Bobby Burrus, all of Manns Harbor; one step-son, Sam Tate of Duck; one step-daughter, Mrs. Melrose Tillett of Manns Harbor; one brother, J.F. Burrus of Elizabeth City; one sister, Mrs. C.T. Tillett of Norfolk.  He was a loyal member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church and was also a member of the Manns Harbor Ruritan Club.  He had always been a generous and public-spirited citizen and contributor to all community affairs.  He had served his county on both Board of Commissioners and Board of Education, and for many years as local school committeeman.  He had spent his lifetime in the fishing business and during his active life was both industrious and prosperous.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 8, 1951; pg. 1)

Roscoe Burrus, Jr.

Roscoe Burrus, Jr., 72, of Hatteras, died Saturday [April 16, 1977] at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Hatteras, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Isadore Gaskins Burrus and the husband of Mrs. Lois Willis Burrus of the home. Mr. Burrus was a fisherman and owner and operator of the Burrus Motel in Hatteras for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 3 years. In addition to his wife, Mr. Burrus is survived by one son, David Ross Burrus of Hatteras; five sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Gibbs of Virginia Beach, Va., Mrs. Norma Sandifer, Mrs. Ellen Midgett, Mrs. Ira Berry and Mrs. Isadore Anderson, all of Norfolk, Va. Funeral services were held Monday morning in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Soderburg, pastor, and the Rev. Joseph Moser, pastor of the Assembly of God in Hatteras. Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Samuel Z. Burrus

MANTEO, NC - Samuel Z. Burrus, 70, died Monday, October 20, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was born in Manteo, N.C. on November 21, 1932, one of 13 children of the late Orlando and Mary Davis Burrus. Other than short stays in California and Virginia, and service in the U.S. Coast Guard, he was a life-long resident of Dare County. He was a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM, Dare County Shrine Club, Sudan Temple and Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. He was employed by The National Park Service, was self-employed for a number of years and most recently, retired from Dare County Building and Grounds. He and his wife were the original owners-operators of The Sandspur Cottages, Nags Head, N.C. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Atkins Burrus, two sons; Berkley W. (Butch) Burrus and Samuel E. Burrus and a daughter-in-law, Betty Burrus, all of Manteo; three grandchildren, Bryan Lee Burrus of Manteo and Krista Burrus and Mikel Burrus of Soddy-Daisy, TN, a sister, Estelle Tillett and a brother, Jack Burrus both of Manteo and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by brothers and sisters; Rayburn Burrus, Richard Burrus, Frederick Burrus, Belton Burrus, Jule Burrus, Irlene Westcott, Delnoy Burrus, Eloise Sellers, Mary Scarborough and Margaret Gates. Funeral services will be Friday, October 24, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. in Twiford Colony Chapel by Dr. David Dalton and Rev. George Speake. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 23, 2003; pg. 14A)

Thelma Mann Burrus

MANNS HARBOR - Thelma Mann Burrus passed away at her home April 18, 2006. Born May 31, 1918, in East Lake, she was the daughter of the late George Lynn and Sina Mann. She was the widow of Jaccie Burrus, Jr., to whom she was married for 61 years. Six brothers, five sister and one adopted sister predeceased her. Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Burrus Daniels and her husband Moncie "Punk"; a son, Jaccie "Jay" Burrus III and his wife Kathy; five grandchildren, Mickey Daniels, Teri Daniels Carmichael, Todd Daniels and his wife Laura, Lindsay Burrus and Julia Burrus; five great-grandchildren, Tori and Shea Daniels, Wesley Carmichael, Bevin Barnes and Cathryn Daniels; sister-in-law, Estelle Mann; adopted sister, Annie Brooks Rutledge; brother-in-law, Richard Mann and his wife Lessie; many cousins, nephews, nieces, numerous other family members and many close friends. She was very devoted to each member of her large family and to her many loving friends. She was a longtime member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist Women. She was a member of Roanoke Island Chapter No. 79 Order of the Eastern Star and a founding member of the Manns Harbor Women’s Club. She and her husband were owners and operators of Atlantic View Cottages at Nags Head for 31 years where she made many lifetime friends. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at her church in Manns Harbor with the Rev. Bettie Francis officiating followed by a graveside service in the church cemetery. After the service, friends are invited to join the family in the church fellowship hall and at other times at her home. Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 20, 2006; pg. 10A)

Willard Burrus

WILLARD BURRUS' BODY RECOVERED NEAR HATTERAS; HATTERAS, NC, Oct. 1 - The body of Willard Burrus, 49, Dare County waterman employed on the Hatteras Inlet Ferry, who had been missing since early Saturday morning, was found today near Hatteras dock. After he and others had been shrimping in Core Sound, Burrus left his companions at the Austin Dock at Hatteras Village and was not seen afterward. A search, begun Saturday by Dare County authorities and the Coast Guard, ended with the finding of the body today. Burrus was a native of Hatteras and except for occasional employment on the pilot boat at Norfolk, Va., was a lifelong resident of Dare County. He was a former Coast Guardsman and was a son of Mrs. Annie Isadora Gaskins Burrus and the late Roscoe Burrus, Sr., merchant of Hatteras and Manteo. Surviving besides his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Brittie Stowe Burrus; a daughter, Dora Anne; two grandchildren; three brothers: Archie and Carlson Burrus of Manteo, and Roscoe Burrus, Jr. of Hatteras; and eight sisters: Mrs. O.P. Anderson, Mrs. Norma Sandifer, Mrs. Dorothy Gibbs, Mrs. Ellen Midgett and Mrs. Ira Berry, all of Norfolk, Mrs. Ina [rest of the obit is missing].  (unknown newspaper and date) [Note: Willard Belton Burrus was born Sept 5, 1908 & died Sept. 28, 1957]

William Dale Burrus

HATTERAS, NC - William Dale Burrus, 65, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 7, 2007 in his home. A lifelong native of Hatteras, he was the eldest son of the late William Z. Burrus and Minnie Austin Burrus. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Lorraine Howard Burrus of the home; his children, Denise Ziegler and husband, Michael of Easton, MD and Margaret Humphrey and husband, Phil of Ruskin, FL; and by his beloved grandchildren, Brett, Colin, Skyler, Hope and Chloe. He is also survived by his brother, Allen Burrus and wife, Marlene of Hatteras; a sister, Carol Kidd and husband, Billy of Winterville, NC; brother-in-law, Lindsey Howard of Ocracoke and Elizabeth City, NC; nieces and nephews, Joshua, Jonathan and Jennifer Burrus, Lindsey, Jr. and William Howard, Gwen Austin and Chris Kidd. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Ann Howard and niece, Lisa Kidd. Dale attended Chowan College and later joined the U.S. Coast Guard. He returned to Hatteras in the 1960's to join his father in preserving the heritage of the family's grocery business, and with his brother, parents and wife, he continued to do so until his passing. He was past president of the Hatteras Village Civic Association, a past Director and Chairman of the Board, and current member of the Board of Directors of the Cape Hatteras Electric Co-op and founding member and past director of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. His greatest passions include the preservation of the Banker Ponies and Spanish Mustangs, the building of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and the preservation of Hatteras Island. The family will receive guests on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras. Funeral services will be at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Cory Oliver, Rev. Carl Agee and Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 9, 2007; pg. 10A)

 W.Z. [William Zachery] Burrus

FORMER DARE COUNTY MAN DIES IN FLORIDA - Word was received in Manteo Wednesday of the death of W.Z. Burrus, former Dare County resident, at the Veterans Hospital in Bay Pines, Florida. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon and burial was in the government cemetery at Bay Pines. Mr. Burrus, who was 66 at the time of his death, was born at Hatteras, the son of the late Capt. and Mrs. Zora Burrus, and had lived in Florida for about 30 years. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I and had been in Naval service until he became ill several years ago. During the Spanish-American War he served on the battleship "Arkansas". Mr. Burrus is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Irene Smart of Chapel Hill, Mrs. Bernie Papy of Key West, Fla., and Mrs. Don Ferante of Miami, Fla; four sisters: Mrs. B.C. Moore of Rocky Mount, Mrs. R.H. O'Neal, Mrs. H.A. Creef and Mrs. Roy L. Davis of Manteo; and three bothers: A. Burrus and Roscoe Burrus of Hatteras and Orlando Burrus of Portsmouth, Va.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC]  - Friday, May 12, 1944; pg. 1)

Willie Myrtle Burrus

VIRGINIA BEACH - Willie Myrtle Burrus, 92, died July 28, 2005, at Windermere Nursing Center in Virginia Beach. The wife of the late Herman Dudley Burrus, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Ursula Gray. She was predeceased by four brothers, Vance, Elwood, Carroll and Clyde Gray and a granddaughter, Susan Phillip Poteate. Born in Avon, N.C., she was a resident of Hatteras and Virginia Beach and for many years, lived in Norfolk. She had been residing in the Windermere Nursing Center, where she had made many friends. She is survived by two daughters, Amelia Burrus Green and husband Archer and Jacqueline "Jackie Fay" Burrus Poteate and husband Wilmer; six grandchildren, Wilmer Poteate Jr. and wife of Texas, Clayton Dudley Poteate of Fairfax, Terri Poteet of Virginia Beach, Andrew Gray Poteate and wife of Florida, Perri Green Campbell and husband of South Carolina, Archer Green Jr. of Hawaii and Gregory Burrus Green of Nags Head; and 13 great-grandchildren. Her sister, Irma Gray Lange, 90, resides in Nags Head and her aunt, Carrie O’Neal, 100, lives in Avon, N.C. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as cousins, of whom she was very fond. Myrtle was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and for many years a member of Park Place Methodist Church in Norfolk. She was retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co. She was a member of the Daughter’s of the Nile, Lodge 124 and was its queen at one time. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 31, 2005; pg. 6A)

Lamar Rashaad Burton

MANTEO - Lamar R. Burton died early Saturday, April 4, surrounded by his family, after a valiant battle with illness. Lamar was born October 23, 1987 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He was educated in the Dare County Schools and attended Manteo High School. Lamar was employed as a floral assistant with Brooks the Florist.  Lamar loved playing basketball and he loved helping people. He was a kind hearted person who loved everyone. He will be remembered for his beautiful smile that he would share with everyone he saw.  Surviving are Lamar’s parents Lisa A. Burton and Robert Peterson both of Manteo; his Grandmother Gloria Burton; his Grandfather Larry Dozier and wife Trula all of Manteo; three brothers, Steven Burton, Woody Carver, and Joshua Peterson all of Manteo, one sister also of Manteo, Sheena Spencer and husband Kareem; two uncles, Steven Joseph Burton and wife Tina and children Stephen Burton, Jr. and Cassandra Heckler of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Grady Gibbs of Greenville, North Carolina; six great aunts, Lovey Moore, Mabel Porter and husband Willie, Ethel Bowser, Connie Selby, Aquilla Bryant and husband Matthew, and Priscilla Hardy and husband Al all of Manteo, a host of extended family members, and cherished friends.   Visitation will be at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel MP 16 Nags Head Thursday, April 9, from 6 o 8 p.m.  The funeral will be held Friday April 10, at 1 p.m. at Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Manteo. Elder T.J. Etheridge will officiate and deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow at Haven Creek Church Cemetery. Memorial donations in Lamar’s honor may be forwarded to Dare Home Health and Hospice.   Gallop Funeral Services, Nags Head  was entrusted with arrangements.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 7, 2009; pg. 10A)

Frank Eugene Bush, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Frank Eugene "John" Bush, Jr., 49, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Monday, December 19, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Bush was born in East Stroudsburg, PA and was a carpenter. He was the son of the late Lillian Irene Niepert Daughtry.  Mr. Bush is survived by his wife, Jeanie Lassiter Bush of the residence; two daughters, Brittany Phillips and husband, David and Christina Bush; a son, Kristopher Bush, all of Colington, NC; a sister, Kim Carr of Virginia Beach, VA; and two grandchildren, James and Aiden.  A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Hope Marie Butler

MANNS HARBOR, NC - Hope Marie Butler, 18, of Manns Harbor, NC died Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in Manns Harbor. Hope was born in Elizabeth City, NC and was a student at Manteo High School. She was a member of Manns Harbor Church of God and the Manns Harbor Volunteer Fire Department. She was the daughter of Shelly Butler of Manns Harbor.  Besides her mother, Hope is survived by two brothers, Victor Mejia and Dalton Megia, both of Manns Harbor, NC; grandparents, Harold & Brenda Butler of Manns Harbor, NC and great-grandmother, Thalia Saunders of Wanchese, NC.  Funeral services will be held at Manns Harbor Church of God on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 3:00 pm. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese, NC. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and at other times at the residence of Harold & Brenda Butler, 6747 US Hwy 64/264, Manns Harbor and at 6940 Old Manns Harbor Road.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Two sisters, 18 and 12, and a teenage cousin died Tuesday after the car they were riding in veered off Mashoes Boat Access Road and flipped upside down into a canal.  Fishermen spotted a car in the water-filled ditch off the remote gravel road about 6:30 p.m., North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper H.N. Middleton said.  Hope Marie Butler, 18, of Manns Harbor had been driving the white, two-door 1993 Saturn when the vehicle went off the road to the right, overturned and came to rest on its top, submerged in the canal, Middleton said.  Her sister, Alicia Raven Mejia, 12, and a cousin,  Valerie Janice Romano, 13, both of Manns Harbor, were passengers. “From what we can gather, the cause of the wreck is speed,” the trooper said. “We just feel like it was exceeding a safe speed for the condition of the road.”  He said it had not been determined if they had been wearing seat belts.  The accident happened between 2 and 6:30 p.m., Middleton said; the time is difficult to pinpoint because no witnesses have come forward. He said he did not know why the girls were on the road. The investigation is continuing, he said.  Rodney Ballance, the deputy chief of Manns Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, said that when the fishermen passed the site in the afternoon, the car was not in the canal. When they came back after fishing, they spotted the submerged vehicle.  Ballance said the fishermen hooked a rope from their truck onto the car and righted it before rescuers arrived.  The unpaved road runs perpendicular to and about one-eighth mile from Mashoes Road to the Croatan Sound. Ballance said that he thought the girls were “just riding around. I have no doubt in my mind.”  For the past few months, Butler, a senior at Manteo High School, had been volunteering at the Manns Harbor fire station, Ballance said.  A bubbly, talkative girl with a wrap-around smile, she was respectful and good-natured, he said. She especially seemed to enjoy the camaraderie with the firefighters.  “She just needed the togetherness, the fellowship,” Ballance said.  A few weeks ago, her own fire coat and pants finally arrived, after much anticipation.  “She got her gear, and she was one happy young ’un,” the chief said.  Jeff Whitt, a sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher at Manteo Middle School, had taught all three girls. He said that everyone was deeply affected by the sudden loss.  “I’m telling you, when we heard about it last night, it was absolutely unbelievable,” he said.  “It was a very hard day today,” he said, and the whole school was affected.  Whitt said that Alicia, a sixth-grader with long, straight hair who had enormous dimples when she smiled, was an excellent student who was very creative, upbeat and social.  “Her friends were her top priority to her,” he said. “But she was very conscientious about her work. She was well-balanced.” Valerie, who graduated from the middle school last year and was a freshman at Manteo High School, was also very well-liked, Whitt said, but she was a little shier.  “She was very intelligent, very focused, very quiet,” he recalled.  Dark-haired with big sparkling brown eyes, Valerie was a straight-A student.  “Teachers loved her,” he said. “She never had one referral to the office.”  The schools have made grief counseling available for staff members and students.  “The community needs to pull together on this one,” Whitt said.  Funeral services for the three will be held at Manns Harbor Church of God at 3 p.m. Saturday.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - October 13, 2005)

 Ida Marie Gard Butler

MANNS HARBOR - Ida Marie Gard Butler, 74, of Manns Harbor, died Saturday, July 27, in an Elizabeth City Hospital. Mrs. Butler, a native of Nags Head, was a homemaker and attended Mt. Carmel United methodist Church in Manns Harbor. She was the daughter of the late George Ellard Gard and the late Jenny Perry Gard Beasley and the widow of Julius Riddick Butler. Mrs. Butler is survived by one daughter, Faye Elizabeth Walters of Tucson, Arizona; two sons, Julius Delton Butler and Harold Butler, both of Manns Harbor; one brother, Troy Beasley of Kill Devil Hills; 10 grandchildren and9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor on July 31 with the Rev. Jim Tosto officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 30, 1996)

 Janice Etheridge Butler

MANNS HARBOR - Janice Etheridge Butler, 50, of Manns Harbor died Feb. 26 at her residence.  She was born in Manteo, the daughter of Mrs. Bernie Midgett Etheridge of Manteo and the late Reuben A. Etheridge.  She was the wife of Julius D. Butler of the home and was a homemaker.  Besides her husband and mother, Mrs. Butler is survived by three daughters: Shirlene D. Butler of Manteo, Marie "Leigh" Lizette Butler of Manns Harbor and Lora Butler Romano of Manteo; one sister: Ozella E. Colley of St. Louis, Missouri; and four grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held March 1 at Twiford's Colony Chapel with the Rev. John Charles.  Burial will take place in the Cudworth Cemetery In Wanchese.  Twiford’s Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 28, 1995; pg. 3A

Kenneth Portlock Butt, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Kenneth Portlock Butt Jr. was born July 28, 1918 in old Norfolk County to the late Kenneth P. Butt Sr. and Eva Temple Butt. He retired from the Naval Amphibious Base as a supervisor. Mr. Butt proudly served four years with the Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Ellen A. Butt; son, Kenneth P. Butt III; niece, Margaret Ann Richard and son Philip; stepson, Edward Baum; grandchildren, Matthew and Tyler Baum; and great-grandchild, Felix Baum. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Chesapeake.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, May 1, 2011)

Louis Martin Buttke

Louis Martin Buttke (Bud), 83, husband of Karen Ann Buttke, son of the late Louis Francis Buttke and the late Helen Gould Buttke, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at his residence in Frisco. Born in Edgewater, New Jersey, Bud served in the U.S. Maritime Service before moving to Bay Shore, New York where he owned an auto body repair shop for over 20 years. He also was a member of the Bay Shore Fire Department, serving as Captain of the Hook and Ladder Co. After moving to Frisco in 1972, Bud opened Hatteras Originals cabinet shop and became well known in the community for his skill and passion with woodworking. He later became affiliated with the Hatteras Island Marlin Club, where he served for many years on the Board of Directors.  Bud is preceded in death by his sisters, June Ballarine and Violet Ghostlaw, a brother, James Buttke, his former wife, Marjorie Connolly Buttke, and also his former wife, Dorothy Wicks Buttke. In addition to his wife, Karen, Bud is survived by his sister Elizabeth Buttke of New York, his daughter Maureen Kuretich of New York and his sons, Dr. Thomas Buttke and wife Mary of Kitty Hawk, NC and Timothy Buttke of New York. Also surviving are his stepchildren, Linda Roth and Terry Kogot. Left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Kristin Buttke, Kimberly Long, Tammy Tressler, Christopher Kuretich and great-grandchildren, Daniel Tressler and “CJ” Kuretich, along with his step grandchildren, Alison Raver and Gregory Roth, and a step great-grandson, Benjamin Raver. The funeral will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Twiford Funeral Home on Kohler Road in Hatteras, NC. Visitation will be from 11:00 –12:00 prior to the service and Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, also at Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras. Following the service, Mr. Buttke will be cremated, in accordance with his wishes.  Twiford Funeral Home, Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the Buttke Family.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jesse Bryon Byrd, Sr.
The Coastland Times – Thursday, July 8, 1982; pg. 11A

Ruth Burrus Byrd

NORFOLK, VA - Ruth Burrus Byrd, 87, died Thursday, December 5 at Bayside Health Center. Mrs. Byrd was born in Hatteras to the late Luther Dudley and Blanch Austin Burrus. She was a homemaker and a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Mrs. Byrd volunteered to work at many civic functions, both in her church and in the community. She was the widow of Jesse Byron Byrd. Survivors include a daughter, Roberta B. Cake of Norfolk, Va.; a son, Hesse B. Byrd of Woods Hole, Mass.; two grandchildren: Andrew Byron Cake of Virginia Beach, Va. and Laura Austin Cake of Lynchburg, Va.; and 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at the family cemetery on Carroll Deering Rd. in Hatteras on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Information provided by Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake, Va.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 12, 2002; pg. 10A)

Joseph Ernest Byrne

Joseph Ernest Byrne, 27, died Wednesday [Dec. 23, 1981] in Albemarle Hospital.  Graveside services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Hilltop Cemetery, Colington, by the Rev. Doug Jesse.  Byrne had lived in Elizabeth City at 162 Woodstock Apartments for the past three years.  He was employed as an electrician with the B&M Electric Company and was a U.S. Army veteran.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Byrne, Sr.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lisa Beasley Byrne of the home; two sisters: Mrs. Jane English and Miss Elizabeth Ann Bryne, both of Elizabeth City; two brothers: Robert Byrne, Jr. of Elizabeth City and Thomas Byrne of Georgia.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, December 30, 1981)

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