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Lynn M. Cahill

WANCHESE - Lynn M. Cahill, 65, passed away surrounded by her loving family September 8,2012. She was born in New York City to the late Leslie and Norma Hiner. Lynn was co- owner and operator of the 0.B. Cleaners for 27 years until her retirement a few years ago. She was a member of Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church and especially loved to attend Mass at the Holy Trinity Chapel at Whalebone Junction. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband and best friend Pat; her daughters Karen Akers and husband Garland of Moyock, and Christine Locke and husband Charlie of Wanchese; her sons Doug Stoddart of Kitty Hawk and Matthew Cahill of Nags Head; her grandchildren Morgan, Reed, Jenna, Caitlin, Cameron and Claire; and great grandchild Peyton. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Holy Redeemer by the Sea in Kitty Hawk. In lieu of flowers, please consider becoming a organ donor so you too can help someone else by extending or improving their lives.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, September 12, 2012)

Asa M. Cahoon (see also Cohoon)

Asa M. Cahoon, 66, of East Lake, died Monday afternoon [Aug. 31, 1942] and the community lost a valuable citizen and one of the landmarks of that section who was highly respected and known by many. He married Miss Sarah Twiford who survives and they had three sons: Loubert, Wilbur and Frank. Several grandchildren and a brother, Ben Cahoon, also survive. He had been in failing health for more than 10 years and his sudden illness was not a surprise. He was born in Tyrrell County and came to East Lake many years ago.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 4, 1942; pg. 1)

Barry Christopher Cahoon

Barry ‘‘Christopher’’ Cahoon, 20, died March 23, 2003 in Manns Harbor as the result of an automobile accident. Chris was born in Edenton, N.C., and was self-employed in the concrete business.  Chris is survived by his wife, Kassi Swain Cahoon; a daughter, Kayleigh Cahoon; his mother, Carol Joyner Williams and husband Rob, all of Manteo; his father and stepmother, Barry Alan and Sherrie Ambrose Cahoon of Manns Harbor; two sisters, Caitlin Cahoon and Courtney Cahoon; and a brother, Curtis Cahoon all of Manns Harbor. Also surviving are paternal grandparents, Norman and Violet Cahoon of East Lake; maternal grandparents, Ben and Jan Terry of Elizabeth City; paternal great-grandmother, Minnie Spruill; and step-grandparents, Sonny and Carolyn Ambrose; grandmother, Joanne Williams of Manteo and grandfather, Donald M. Joyner of Newport News; great-grandmother, Janet Frey of Snow Hill, N.C.; great-grandmother, Louise Tyndall of Maury, N.C.; and great-grandmother, Lucille Ambrose of Rocky Mount, N.C.   A funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, by the Rev. Susanne Slater and Anthony Ralph. Burial will be in Lake Neighborhood Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in East Lake. Friends may join the family at the funeral home today from7 to 9 p.m. and other times at the home of his father, Barry and Sherrie Cahoon, 7206 Highway 64-264, Manns Harbor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kayleigh Cahoon Trust Fund, c/o East Carolina Bank in Manteo. (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 25, 2003)

Esther Gray Cahoon

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Esther Gray Cahoon, 76, died March 24 at her home. Mrs. Cahoon was born in Avon, the daughter of the late William James and Margaret O'Neal Gray. She was the widow of Wallace Burgess Cahoon. Mrs. Cahoon was a school bus driver for old Norfolk County for 18 years. She was a member of Deep Creek Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star and Frasfield Quilting Club. Survivors include her son, Wallace Fray Cahoon of Elizabeth City; three sisters: Pearl Madrin of Riviera Beach, Fla., Lucy Ballance of Elizabeth City and Earl Scarborough of Avon; a brother: Roy Gray of Frisco; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, with interment in Memory Gardens, Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 31,1996)

Fowler Miller Cahoon, Sr.

EAST LAKE, NC - Fowler “Miller” Cahoon, Sr. of East Lake passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2007. He was the son of the late Wilbur Wright Cahoon and the late Christine Simmons Cahoon. He died doing what he loved doing most, hunting.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Shirley Cahoon of the home; daughter, Sue Gibbs and husband Rodney; son, Eddie Bateman and wife Patricia; son, Fowler Miller “Ben” Cahoon, Jr. and wife Paula; daughter, Nancy Cahoon; daughter, Kim Tyler and husband Steve; daughters, Laura Daniels and Amy Martinez; and daughter/granddaughter Emily Cahoon; 15 grandchildren (5 of which were his hunting buddies: Whitney Tyler, Ryan Tyler, Nathaniel Cahoon, Taylor Cahoon, and Dylan Sorey; 3 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.   He is also survived by his brother Norman Cahoon of East Lake; sister Marcelene Basnight of Stanley,VA; and sisters, Ella Mae Ambrose of East Lake and Faye Terry and husband Joe of Jonesville, VA. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Herman Cahoon and Roger Cahoon.   Services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC on Friday, December 28, 2007 at 1:00 PM by Pastors Anthony Ralph and Keith Fox. Burial will follow at the East Lake Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 27, 2007; pg. 12A)

 Roger Erbe Cahoon, Sr.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Roger "Erbe" Cahoon, Sr., 74, passed away on May 23, 2006. Mr. Cahoon was born in East Lake, NC to the late Wilbur Wright Cahoon and Christine Simmons. He was devoted to the love of his life Mattie, for over 54 years. He loved his son and daughters, grandchildren and great grandchild. He was a member of Heritage Community Church and lived out his faith to the fullest. He purposed to share his love for God everyday. He served faithfully as an ordained deacon for over forty years. Mr. Cahoon worked in masonry construction for many years and was successful in business. He loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Mattie Bell Cahoon; daughters, Pam LeMaster and husband Clint of Virginia Beach, Connie Lowe and husband Asa of Chesapeake; Son, Roger Cahoon, Jr., and wife Connie of Virginia Beach; sisters, Marceline Basnight, Ella Mae Ambrose, Faye Terry; brothers, Norman Cahoon, Miller Cahoon; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Cahoon is predeceased by his brother Herman Cahoon. Services will be Friday, May 26, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Heritage Community Church, 513 Johnstown Road, Chesapeake. Burial will follow the service at Colonial Grove. The family will receive friends at Twiford Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield, on Thursday, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  (Twiford Funeral Home

Florence H. Camp

Florence H. Camp, 93, of Manteo died Monday, November 1, 2010 in Elizabeth City, NC. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Howard A. and Mildred Pulsch Randall. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church By The Sea.  Mrs. Camp is survived by her husband, Merritt R. Camp of the home; two sons, Randall Perna of New York and Craig Perna of Florida; a sister, Gladys Magennis of Florida; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Perna and a sister, Harriet Sibley.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Grace Lutheran Church By The Sea with Pastor Albert Isler officiating. Burial will follow at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church By The Sea, P.O. Box 1356, Nags Head, NC 27959.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Glenn Clark Campbell

WANCHESE - Glenn Clark Campbell, 58, of Wanchese, died on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 in a Virginia Beach hospital.  Mr. Campbell was born in Greenville, PA and was a retired Water Plant Operator for the Town of Nags Head.  He was a member of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship and was a Ham Radio Operator.  He was the son of Winnie Messeral Campbell Dennis of Winter Haven, FL and the late Clark Campbell.  Besides his mother, Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Janet Boren Campbell of the residence; a daughter, Julia Campbell of Wanchese, NC; a son, Peter Campbell of Winter Haven, FL; two sisters, Kathy Peterson and husband, Jack of Youngsville, PA and Nancy Wright and husband, Jarrel of Winter Haven, FL.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Joe Stott officiating.  Burial will be in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30pm.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Pearl Wilson Capps

On Saturday night, Dec. 22, 2007, at 9:20 p.m., Mom went to sleep here for the last time. Mom was the widower of Nelva Lee "Pete" Capps Sr. She was the daughter of the late John F. Wilson Jr., and Alma E. Wilson. She is survived by her brother, John "Jack" Wilson and her sister, Ivadean Priest, both of Manteo. She was the loving mother of two sons and four grandchildren: Nelva Lee Capps Jr., and his wife Jennie and their two children, Austin and Conner, all of Virginia Beach and Tony W. Capps and fiancee Karen E. Black and children, Patrick Capps of Manteo and Margaret "Maggie" Capps of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. A funeral will be held in Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ronnie Midgett officiating. A visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of Tony and Karen immediately following the funeral service, 109 The Oaks, Manteo.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, December 24, 2007)

Doris Glisson Caprio

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Doris Glisson Caprio passed away October 11, 1995 at her home.  Mrs. Caprio had lived in Dare County over 30 years.  She was the widow of Michael J. Caprio, Sr.  She was born in Goldsboro, daughter of William F. and Mary Elizabeth Carter Glisson.  She is survived by one niece, Peggy Glisson Breaker of Oshkosh, Wis., and one nephew, Bobby L. Glisson of Surfside Beach, S.C.  The family will receive friends at Twiford's Funeral Home, Monday, Oct. 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. at the Baum Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 15, 1995; pg. 2B)

Denny Max Carawan

Denny Max Carawan of Stumpy Point was struck and killed by lightning on Monday, July 31, while setting a fish net from a boat in the Pamlico Sound near Stumpy Point. he was flown to Norfolk by helicopter, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Funeral services for Denny were Wednesday, Aug. 2 in Stumpy Point. Surviving are his wife, Kathy of Stumpy Point; three step-sons; his mother, Mrs. Verna Carawan of Engelhard; his brothers: David and Danny of Engelhard, and Donnie of South Carolina; his step-brothers: John of Swan Quarter, Earl of Fairfield, Leland of California, and Mackie of Manns Harbor; and a sister, Debbie Boomer of Swan Quarter. Our condolences go out to all the family and friends of Denny Max.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 3, 1989)

Mildred Midgett Carawan

Norfolk - Mildred Midgett Carawan, 85, passed away Dec. 9, 2012, in Tampa, FL. She was born in Stumpy Point, NC and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Buena Midgett.  She was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church and was a Registered Nurse. She was a member of the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Alumni and the Virginia Nurses Association.   Mildred is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Reid H. Carawan; a daughter, Kathy J. Carawan of Wesley Chapel, FL; a son, Thomas B. Carawan (Cheryl) of Sterling, VA; three granddaughters, Jennifer Walz (Brent), and Cady and Paige Carawan; two great-grandsons, Kellan and Leyton Walz; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Vicky C. Gier; and her brothers, Joseph and Sidney Midgett.  A funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at McKendree United Methodist Church by the Rev. Michelle D. Louk. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to McKendree United Methodist Church are welcomed and preferred. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - December 13, 2012)

Linda Grosse Carolan

Linda Lee Carolan (nee Grosse) 65, beloved wife of James “Jim” Michael Carolan, daughter of the late Gustav “George” Grosse and the late Mary Grosse (nee Hocker), passed away at her residence in Frisco, NC on Saturday, January 21, 2012.  Born in Bay Shore, New York, she has resided on the Outer Banks for the past 33 years, serving as Office Manager for the family business, Bay Shore Construction.  She was also a faithful member of Cape Hatteras Baptist Church where she served as Treasurer.  She will be remembered as a friend to all who met her, always visiting the sick and offering words of encouragement.  In addition to her husband of 39 years, Jim, she is survived by her daughters, Kathleen of Hatteras, Mary of Frisco, her son, Michael, and her daughter-in-law Jackie, also of Frisco.  Also surviving are her two sisters, Elizabeth Dee Jensen of Frisco, NC, Kathy Benton, and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Cape Hatteras Baptist Church in Frisco with Pastor Russ Howard officiating.  In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Carolan will be cremated.  Twiford Funeral Home, Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Donald Richardson Carr

Donald Richardson Carr, 63, of Kitty Hawk, died suddenly Christmas Day, December 25,  Among his survivors are a sister, Catherine Elverston of Kitty Hawk.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 3 at St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church at 7 p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 3, 2008; pg. 12A)

Alma Meekins Carraway

NEW BERN - Alma Meekins Carraway died Tuesday, September 7, in Craven Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Durwood B. Carraway of the home; one son, Durwood Carraway, Jr. of Kinston; 4 daughters: Patricia Mills and Sara Hemby, both of Greenville, Pam Crabtree of Hampton, Va., and Susan Price of New Bern; one sister, Myrtle Dough of Colington; eight grandchildren (only 7 named): Katrina Strickland, Steven Mills, Jamie Mills, Deana McClosky, Erin Crabtree, Brian Crabtree, and Bucky Turpin ; and 5 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Hilltop Cemetery in Colington.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 9, 1999; pg. 10A)

Rev. Paul S. Carroll
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 20, 2002; pg. 5A

George Edward Carver, Sr.

MANTEO - George Edward Carver, Sr. died at home surrounded by his family.  George Carver, Sr. was born July 7, 1932 in Hickory Virginia.  He was the son of the late James Arthur Carver and Garnet King Carver and the husband of the late Sarah Mae Carver.  A funeral will be held at Free Grace Church of Christ Disciples of Christ  in Manteo Sunday June 28 at 4:00 p.m.  The Reverend Patricia Ford will officiate.  Burial will follow at Free Grace Church Cemetery.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, June 28, 2009; pg. 8A)

Timothy John Cary

RODANTHE - Timothy John “T.J.” Cary, 49, of Rodanthe, died at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head on Monday, November 22, 2010.  T.J. was born in Brooklyn, NY to George and Geraldine Loughlin Cary.  He worked in Richmond, Virginia as an electrician for Virginia Power (VEPCO) before retiring to the Outer Banks, where he became manager of the Rodanthe Pier.  T.J. was also an avid Miami Dolphins fan.  He is survived by his wife, Almedia “Dolly” Bell Cary of the residence and is predeceased by his sister, Colleen Cary.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by one sister, Marjorie Feliciano, six brothers, George Cary, Jr. of Granbury, TX, John and Thomas Cary, both or Richmond, VA, Daniel and Michael Cary, both of Andover, NJ, and Christopher Cary of Centennial, CO.  T.J. is also survived by his special friends, which include Kenny Weaver, Joseph and Virgie Goode, Wayne Andrews, and the Burkett family.  There will be a private memorial service held at the Rodanthe Pier.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 28, 2010; pg. 10A)

Loretta Midgett Case

BROWN SUMMIT - Loretta Midgett Case, 69, of 5701 Lauderdale Road, died Dec. 23, 2002 at her residence.  The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Lee’s Chapel United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Greg Freeman. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Park.  A native of Dare County, Mrs. Case was born Oct. 24, 1933 to Frank William and Bernice Saunders Midgett.  She was a member of Lee’s Chapel United Methodist Church and was a guard with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department in the Transportation Department.  She received a 20 year Law Enforcement Service Award.  Mrs. Case was preceded in death by her loving husband, Curtis L. Case, in January, 1994.  Survivors include son and wife, Donald Louis and Deridder Case of Greensboro; daughters, Kimberly Case and husband, Charles Edward Hayes, Jr. of Tifton, Ga., and Christy Case and David Soens of Swainton, N.J.; grandchildren, Julie Case and husband Jimmy Scott of Summerfield, Laurie Case and husband Danny Epperson of Greensboro, Joshua N. Myers of Greensboro, Bailey David Soens and Tegan Elizabeth Soens, both of Swainton, N.J.; great-grandchildren, Hannah Marie Scott of Summerfield and Haleigh Alissa Epperson and Daniel Ray Epperson, both of Greensboro; sister, Janice Midgett Gallop of Windsor, N.C.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Service and other times at the residence.  Memorials may be made to Lee’s Chapel United Methodist Church Improvement Fund, 2303 Lee’s Chapel Road, Greensboro, N.C.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - December 27, 2002)  Kindly submitted by Josh Myers, grandson of Mrs. Case.

Albert Ruland Casey

TWO KILLED ON BEACH IN CAR MISHAP MONDAY - Andre Fourshe Midgett, 51, native of Avon, and Albert Ruland Casey, 39, of Buxton, are dead as the result of the automobile in which they were riding running into the rear end of a truck owned by Norman Gregory of Poplar Branch on the road near Nags Head Coast Guard Station Monday afternoon [Oct. 22, 1951].  Midgett died instantly, and Casey died seven hours late in the Elizabeth City hospital.  Believed by police to be the driver of the death car, Casey died Tuesday at 12:25 a.m. [Oct. 23, 1951] from multiple skull and facial injuries.  He lived at 2119 Carolina Avenue, Estabrook.  His companion, Andre Fourshe Midgette, 51, also of Norfolk, was killed instantly when the 1939 automobile the two men were riding in reportedly rammed the rear of a coal truck driven by O.W. Gallop of Poplar Branch.  Gallop said he was driving 35 miles an hour when his truck was rammed, declared State Highway Patrolman, R.C. Holt, stationed at Manteo.  Holt added that the force of the impact was so great the motor block of the automobile was broken, the dashboard and steering wheel rammed into the front set, and the windshield and top were entirely stripped off.  Gallop was shaken but not injured.  Midgette, a tug master employed by McAlister Brothers in Norfolk, died of head and internal injuries.  He lived on his own boat, the J.F. Robinson, which was tied at slip 22 in the Southern Yacht Marina, Norfolk.  Born in Avon, N.C., the son of the late Christopher David Midgette and Mrs. Mary L, Midgette, he lived in Norfolk since 1917.  Surviving are two brothers: Louis H. Midgette of Ocean City, Md. and William E. Midgette of Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. O. Wendell Harvey and Mrs. Betty Craun, both of Norfolk.  Funeral services were conducted at the Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, Wednesday.  Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery.  Casey was a son of Mrs. Cora Lee Casey and the late James Oliver Casey of Buxton.  He was born at Lowlands, N.C. and had lived in Norfolk 20 years.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Owens Casey; two brothers: Maury T. Casey and Lionel Casey, both of Norfolk; six sisters: Mrs. Rose Goodwin of South Norfolk, Mrs. Hilda Spruill of Bridgeton, N.C., Mrs. Charles Braxton of Ayden, N.C., Mrs. Edmund Midgette and Mrs. Raymond Gray, both of Buxton, and Mrs. Thurston Gaskill of Ocracoke, N.C.  A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Buxton Methodist Church.  The body was removed to the Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk, where funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m.  Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park, Berkley.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 28, 1951; pg. 1)

Carrie Casey

LONG DESPONDENT, MRS. CASEY ENDS LIFE AT MANTEO - Succumbing at last to many years of despondency and ill health, Mrs. Carrie Casey, 45 years old, ended her own life Monday afternoon in an upstairs room of her home at Manteo by strangling herself with a cord. She had said a few days before she would welcome death. Mrs. Casey's state of mind first evidenced itself when her husband, the late Sam Casey, a member of the Coast Guard, died right after the war and left her with a small child, a daughter, Dorothy. The result of grief over his death, she had a breakdown of health at that time. But pulling herself together she bravely made her way through life, her purpose and devotion directed toward rearing and educating her daughter who grew up, became a teacher, married and did well. The daughter having moved away from home, and left her alone in her cottage, she remained much to herself, taking an interest in her church work, but having few associates and never going out with men friends as is the case with many widows. More recently she grieved over the ill health of her beloved father, Capt. Jesse Midgett, and being broken in health herself, she saw no hope of recovery and gave up the struggle for life. Interment was in Manteo Cemetery Tuesday. She is survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Midgett, her daughter, Mrs. Walter Blue and the following brothers and sister: Willie Midgett and Ellis Midgett of Manteo, Miss Eulalia Midgett of Manteo, Mrs. Dwight Andrews of Raleigh and Ervin Midgett of Norfolk.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 17, 1936; pg. 1)

Cora Lee Spencer Casey

Mrs. Cora Lee Spencer Casey, 80, died at the home in Buxton Wednesday night last week [Nov. 13, 1958] after an illness of several weeks. She was one of the most highly regarded women of her community and had reared an exceptional family. She was a native and lifelong resident of Buxton and a member of the Buxton Methodist Church. She was the wife of the late James O. Casey and the daughter of the late Nancy and Samuel Spencer. She is survived by one son, Murray T. Casey of Norfolk; six daughters: Mrs. Ross Goodwin of Norfolk, Mrs. Thurston Gaskill of Ocracoke, Mrs. Hilda Spruill of New Bern, Mrs. Edmond Midgett and Mrs. Raymond Gray of Buxton, and Mrs. Charles Braxton of Ayden; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 21, 1958; pg. 6)

 Murray Thaxton Casey

NORFOLK, VA - Murray Thaxton Casey, 52, of 1439 Bayville Ave, the husband of Mrs. Margaret Mary Spillane Casey, died Saturday [April 27, 1974] in a hospital.  A native of Buxton, N.C., he lived here 36 years. He worked for Curtis Bay Towing Co. He was a member of Norfolk Elks Lodge #38 and the Island Boatmen's Union of the Seafarers International Union. Besides his widow, survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Linda C. Goodman of Athens, Georgia, and Mrs. Nancy C. Brisciso of Brooklyn. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at noon at Smith & Williams Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Herbert Smith. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Floy Graham Cathey

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Floyd Graham "Capt. Pete" Cathey, 86, of Kill Devil Hills, died Jan. 1 at his residence.  Mr. Cathey, a native of Mecklenburg County, was retired from the construction industry.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kitty Hawk where he served on the Board of Deacons.  He was a past master of the Masonic Lodge, Hall's Lodge #53, a 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite and was a Shriner.  Mr. Cathey was a construction supervisor and a member of the Civil Air Patrol during WWII.  He was the son of the late Walter Graham and Anna Mary White Cathey and the widower of Mary Priscilla Hill Cathey.  Mr. Cathey is survived by on son, Billy Clayton Cathey of Richmond, Va.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Kitty Hawk on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Clinton Hardee.  Burial will follow in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, Thursday, January 5, 1995; pg. 6A)

Weymouth Charles Chace

Weymouth Charles Chace, 18, of Wanchese, died Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Norfolk, VA. Weymouth was a native of Dare County, born on April 13, 1995, the son of Charles Thomas Chace and Carol Guy Chace. He was the maternal grandson of Albert Guy and the late Flora Guy, the paternal grandson of the late Thomas and Mildred Chace.  He was a graduate of Manteo High School and played football and baseball and he attended Wanchese Assembly of God Church, where he was involved in the Youth Group, Royal Rangers, and the Wildlife Club. He worked for Eastern Tree Service, Nags Head Raceway, and also did some commercial fishing.  Weymouth loved fishing, hunting and motorcycles. You never knew anyone with a stronger, more uplifting personality. He will be missed by all who knew him.  Besides his parents and maternal grandfather, Weymouth is survived by aunts and uncles, John and Cathy Chace, Linda Weymouth, Phyllis and Joseph Bilodeau, David and Fatina Guy, and Dennis Guy; and many cousins and friends up and down the East Coast.  He was also preceded in death by an aunt, Donna LaLande and an uncle, Doug Chace.  Funeral services will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Kenny Midgett and Rev. Mark Hinson officiating. The family will receive friend at Twiford Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Fred Kelly Chamberlain, Jr.

KITTY HAWK - Fred Kelly Chamberlain, Jr.  passed away May 21, 2011 at Outer Banks Hospital, in Nags Head, NC.  Kelly was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was the son of the late F. Kelly Chamberlain, Sr. and Florence Cragen, and the brother of the late Finis Chamberlain.  Kelly was raised in both Colorado and Texas. In 1948 Kelly enlisted in the Marine Corps and served 4 years with 7 months served in the Korean conflict. He was awarded a meritorious Sergeant rating in the field and was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with one bronze battle star, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Korea War Service Medal.  Kelly earned an MBA and a Master of Finance from Loyola College, Baltimore, MD and was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society). He was a certified cost estimator/analyst and worked primarily in the aerospace industry and in the U.S. Government.  He was an Adjunct Professor of the University of Phoenix teaching for nineteen years.  Kelly was a past-president of the California chapter of the Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis (SCEA) and published several articles in scholarly journals and other publications.  He was a Commandant (2nd) of the Marine Corps League, Outer Banks Detachment, #1264 from January 2009 to January 2011.  Kelly is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Judith Ann Chamberlain, two daughters, Ruth Anne Parish and Linda Louise Hoyt and her husband Brad, his granddaughter Erica Christine Hastings and husband Timothy, two great-grandchildren Andrew and Luke, and a host of extended family members and dear friends.  The funeral, with military honors, will be held graveside at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk Thursday May 26, 2011 at 11 am. The Reverend Robert Pitsch will officiate. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 24, 2011; pg. 10A)

Barbara Lee Sawyer Chambers

MANTEO - Barbara Lee Sawyer Chambers, 59, died Friday, January 19, 2007 in Elizabeth City. Born in Wanchese, she was the daughter of the late Pluman E. and Lovie Beasley Sawyer. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby Scarborough, Betty Rogers, Hazel George, and Stella Clutts and two brothers, Elmer and Lockwood Sawyer. Ms. Sawyer is survived by a daughter, Christy Bowers and husband Tracy of Manteo; two sisters, Goldie Brown and husband John of Orange Park, FL and Linda McPherson and husband Willie of Manteo; two brothers, Ernest Sawyer of Mashoes and Tony Sawyer and wife Sherri of Powells Point; and a grandson, Michael Bowers. A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. C.L. Reynolds. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and at other times at the residence of Willie and Linda McPherson, 940 Washington Street, Manteo.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 23, 2007; pg. 12A)

John Wilson Chambers, III

KILL DEVIL HILLS -  John Wilson Chambers III, born Feb. 21, 1948, went home to Heaven April 27, 2009. John fought a courageous battle against cancer since March 2006, and through his faith and determination had many miracles. He was the most loving, caring man anyone would ever meet and always had a smile for anyone. He worked for Preston Sears "Buddy" at Bill Mann Concrete for nearly the last 19 years, after retiring from building bridges. He was a supervisor on the new bridge between Nags Head and Roanoke Island 20 years ago. He also was in the Coast Guard and did many other things in life too numerous to remember. Buddy was his best friend and they enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas over the years. Mr. Chambers is survived by his loving wife, Lorri, whom he shared his life for nearly the last 10 years. She stood by him and helped him fight his battle, and loved him more than words could ever express. He has a loving family of three beautiful daughters, Myra Keith and her husband, Tom, Marie Taylor and her husband, Scott, and Denise Smith and her husband, Dale; his son, John Chambers; nine grandchildren, Marianne, Samantha, Matthew, twin granddaughters, Ashley and Brianna, Jonathan, Benjamin, Brittney, and Tyler; four step-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanette Chambers and her husband, RC, and their sons, Chris and Brian; his step-children, Laureta Linnet and husband, Justin, Larisa Pardo, and Louis-Andrew Pardo; an uncle, Jimmy Dixon and wife, Annette; and cousins, Sheila Hart, Diane Flowers and her husband, Jimmy, and their families. His dog, Winston, has shared the last 18 months making him happy. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 33 years, Sharon. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 4, 2009 at First Christian Church, 701 Parsonage Street, Elizabeth City, N.C. at 11 a.m. A second memorial service will be held on Monday, May 18, 2009 at Twiford's Colony Chapel, 500 Budleigh Street, Manteo, N.C. at 11 a.m.  Twiford's Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Chambers family.  (Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Thursday, April 30, 2009)

Raymond William Charity

MANTEO - Raymond William Charity, 74, died Thursday, October 4 at Britthaven of the Outer Banks.  Mr. Charity was the con of the late Raymond Charity and Beulah Shorts Charity.  He was the widower of Ada Pearl Spencer Charity.  He is survived by five daughters: Audrey Charity, Ann Etheridge and Beulah Charity, all of Manteo, Terry Riddick of Oxon Hill, Md. and Brenda Newsome of Trenton, N.J.; four sons: Raymond Charity, Jr. of Barco, Preston Charity of Lawton, Okla., Wilbur Charity of Wilson and Major Charity of Columbia; 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.  The body will lie in state at Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Manteo on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 9, 2001; pg. 9A)

Lacie Edna Midgett Cheshire
(Norfolk Ledger Dispatch - April 15, 1943)  Submitted by
Alma (McIver) Reece

Allen S. Chips

 
 

Allen S. Chips, 50, of Colington Harbour, died Dec. 5.  He was born Jan. 13, 1962 in Des Plaines Illinois, the son of Stanley D. Chips and the late Jane Chips of Vienna, WV.  He grew up in suburban Chicago. In 1974 his family relocated to Vienna, WV. Chips graduated from Parkersburg High School, where he was a state champion in gymnastics on the rings, as well as the 1980 team captain. He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Business Administration in 1984. He had doctorates in both Hypnotherapy and Natural Health.  He married Karen Dee Chips in 1983. They have two children, Alana Dee Czypinski, of Manalapan, FL, and the late Nathan Allen Chips. Their grandson is Jupiter Joe Kirk, of Manalapan, FL.  An avid sailor, he was a member of Colington Harbour Yacht Club and was a regular participant in the club races. He wrote and published three books, including one about his experiences combating cancer. He was president of American Holistic University, the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists, and Transpersonal Publishing. He was also a multi-instrumental musician.  Surviving are his wife, daughter, grandson and father; two sisters, Susan Hall (Bill) of Newburgh, Indiana, and Mary Henkels (Bob) of Bethel Park, PA; two brothers, John Chips (Mary Beth) of Pittsburgh, PA, and Daniel Chips (Pamela) of Knoxville, TN; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members.  A requiem funeral mass was held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish in Kitty Hawk on Dec. 7. Interment was at the Manteo Town Cemetery. Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - December 2012)

Nathan Chips

Nathan Chips died unexpectedly February 14, 2009 while visiting relatives in Durham. Nathan was the beloved son of Allen and Dee Chips of Colington. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio June 18, 1989. Nathan was a graduate of First Flight Alternative High School in 2007. He was also a second year student at the College of the Albemarle (COA) in Manteo, North Carolina. An avid reader, Nathan became a published author of a children’s book Winston’s First Day of School first published in 2006. From that point Nathan’s book went on to be carried in major book chains and he soon became a Barnes and Noble author. Nathan spoke with children in their Boulder Colorado store among others. Some of Nathan’s interests and hobbies included golfing, fishing, travelling, kayaking, playing drums, and chess. He especially loved Scrabble and Yahtzee and taking care of his cat, Obsidian. Nathan attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and Church of the Outer Banks. Nathan will be remembered always as kind hearted and sensitive and loved by all who knew him. He will truly be missed.  In addition to his parents, Nathan is survived by one sister, Alana Czypinski of Radford, Virginia, his paternal grandfather, Stanley Chips of Parkersburg, West Virginia; his maternal grandparents James and Betty Grugin of Ripley, West Virginia; two uncles John Chips and wife Mary Beth of Butler, PA; Dan Chips and wife Pamela of Knoxville, TN; four aunts Susan Hall and husband of Newburg, IN; Mary Henkels and husband Robert of Bethel Park, PA; Jana Sheldon and husband Tom of Dubuque, Iowa, and Sandy Grugin of Ripley, West Virginia; 17 cousins, and a host of extended family members, and dear friends. A visitation will be held Friday February 20, 2009 from 7 O’clock to 9 O’clock in the evening at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel at MP 16 in Nags Head. A funeral mass will be held at 1 O’clock in the afternoon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Nags Head Saturday February 21, 2009. Father Edward Fitzpatrick will preside. Interment will follow immediately after the mass. Gallop Funeral Services, Nags Head was entrusted with arrangements.  (Gallop Funeral Services)

Charles Andrew Clark

MANTEO - Charles Andrew Clark, 90, died Friday, March 7, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Clark was born in Frisco and was a retired carpenter from the National Park Service. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Charles Andrew and Annie E. Clark and the husband of Margaret Basnight Clark of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Annie Louise Clark of Manteo; two sons: Charles T. Clark and Marvin A. Clark, both of Manteo; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held March 10 in Manteo Cemetery with the Rev. Don Denham officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo was in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 11, 1997)

Geneva Ann Clark

Geneva “Ni Ni” Ann Clark, 69, of Airport Road Manteo, passed away Friday August 5, 2011, in a Nags Head Nursing Home after a long illness. A native of Manteo, she was the daughter of the late MacDonald and Mabel Davenport Clark. She was also predeceased by her brother, Donald Ray Clark.  She is survived by nephews Gerry and wife Angela Clark of Easley, SC; James and wife Kelley Clark and David Clark both of Anderson, SC; Daniel and wife Nora Clark of Holden, MA and a host of cousins.  A graduate of Manteo High School and an alumni of The Lost Colony, she was employed for nearly 25 years as the assistant manager of The Wilbur Wright Inn and The Orville Wright Motor Lodge in Kill Devil Hills, NC. In later years, she was a caregiver to several of Manteo’s older ladies and then spent the last fifteen years of her fathers life caring for him. An animal lover her entire life, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Geneva’s memory to Feline Hope P.O. Box 893, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. A memorial service for family and friends will be announced at a later date. Internment will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, NC. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Colony Ridge Nursing Home.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Margaret Basnight Clark

MANTEO - Margaret Basnight Clark, 86, died Tuesday, January 29 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Clark was born in East Lake and was a homemaker and a Methodist. She was the daughter of the late William Preston and Julia Pinner Basnight and the widow of the late Charles Andrew Clark. She is survived by a daughter, Anne Louise Clark of Manteo; two sons: Charles T. Clark and Marvin A. Clark, both of Manteo; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 1 with the Rev. Bruce Warrington officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Marvin Clark on Etheridge Rd., Manteo. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 31, 2002; pg. 4B)

Plum Edwards Clark

Plum Edwards Clark, 95, died after a long illness at her home in Stuart, Florida.  She was born in Aurora and was a graduate of East Carolina University.  A longtime resident of Nags Head, she and her husband, William Lionel Edwards, moved to Dare County in 1948, building and operating one of the first motels on the beach, Colonial Inn.  Over the following 20 years they owned numerous additional businesses in Nags Head including two restaurants where Mrs. Clark was famous for the pies and other desserts she made.  Mrs. Clark enjoyed her family, cooking, reading, and traveling.  She was an active member of the community.  She and her husband were politically involved in the founding of the Town of Nags Head and its fire department.  She attended the Nags Head Baptist Church and was a member of the Eastern Star.  She was an avid fisherman and fished in tournaments for many years with the Sea Hags.  Predeceased by both of her husbands, W.L. Edwards of Nags Head and Francis Clark of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Clark moved to Florida to live with her daughter after becoming ill in 1996.  Mrs. Clark is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jeff Gapstur of Stuart; her grandson and granddaughter, Chris and Devin Gapstur of Stuart; and her niece and nephew, Carl Wayne Johnson of Greensboro and Joyce Zelinsky of Chesapeake, Va.  A service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 12, 2003; pg. 10A)

Irene Virginia Stetson Clarke

CHESAPEAKE - On Monday, December 4, 2006 Irene Virginia Clarke of Chesapeake, VA passed away following a battle with a terminal illness. Born Irene Stetson in Norfolk, VA on February 10, 1920, she was the only daughter of St. Clair Stetson and Lillian Hill Stetson Meekins from Colington, NC. She married her husband of 62 years, Irvine S. Clarke, in 1939. Irene was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was actively involved in her community throughout her life, serving as a den mother for cub scouts and a fundraiser for many charity organizations. Irene retired from the Chesapeake Public City Schools Food Service Division after 25 years of service. She was a School Cafeteria Manager and a District Supervisor while employed. She held two associate degrees in Applied Sciences and Nutrition and Dietetics from Tidewater Community College. A wake is being held on Friday, December 8, 2006 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Twiford Funeral Chapel in Manteo, NC. The family will be receiving visitors. The graveside service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at the family cemetery in Colington, NC. She is survived by her two sons, Irvine Clarke, Jr., 65 of Chesapeake, VA, and Douglas Clarke, Sr., 61 of Chesapeake, VA; two grandsons, Irvine Clarke, III, 45, of Penn Laird, VA, and Douglas Clarke, Jr., 39 of Alexandria, VA; and a great-grandson, Irvine Clarke, IV, four months old of Penn Laird, VA.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 7, 2006; pg. 10A)

David Lee Clatterbuck

MANNS HARBOR- David Lee Clatterbuck 36, died suddenly Tuesday June 16, 2009 in Manns Harbor. David was born in Warrenton, Virginia December 22, 1972. He was the son of the late David Franklin Clatterbuck. David was raised in Dare County and attended Manteo High School. He was a graduate of Flintstone High School in Flintstone, Maryland.  In his youth, he was a standout athlete and excelled in basketball and volleyball.   David went on to graduate from Beaufort Community College with a degree in mechanical drafting.  He then earned his bachelors degree in horticulture from East Carolina University. David was employed in Dare County in the horticulture and plumbing trades and spent his spare time enjoying fishing, surfing, and skateboarding.  David Lee Clatterbuck leaves to cherish his memory; his mother Robin Peyton Davis and husband Robert Bernard Davis of Manns Harbor, one brother, Jonathan Dee Flowers of Manteo, his grandmother, Arlie Jones Flowers of Engelhard, his niece, Abby Arlie Flowers of Manteo,  several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and a host of extended family members, and dear friends.  The family will hold a memorial service Sunday June 21, 2009 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the family residence at 5229 Mashoes Road in Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 18, 2009; pg. 10A)

Catherine Grey Carrington Clawson

MANTEO - Catherine (Cathey) Grey Carrington Clawson, 48, died Thursday June 17, 2010 at her home in Manteo only six months after the discovery of a primary brain tumor. Cathey was born July 7, 1961 in Chapel Hill to the late Dr. Samuel M. Carrington, Jr. and to Mary Blanche Meekins Harwell. She lived and attended schools in Chapel Hill, Paris, Boulder, Houston, Manteo, Chattanooga and Rock Hill, graduating from Rock Hill High School in 1979. She earned a BA in clarinet performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983 where she performed in the New Music Ensemble and was principal clarinetist in the Wind Ensemble and the University Symphony Orchestra. In 1985 Cathey graduated from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati with a MA in clarinet performance. She studied clarinet with Donald L. Oehler, Clarinetist and Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for over 30 years; Carmine Capione, clarinetist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (27 years, retired) and Professor of Clarinet at the College Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati (48 years, retired); Thomas Legrand, Associate Principal Clarinetist of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Affiliate Artist in Clarinet at the University of Houston Moores School of Music; and Dr. F. Gerard Errante, recording artist, composer, former president of the International Clarinet Association, and Professor of Music at Norfolk State University (30 years, retired).  Cathey married David Clawson in 1984 and had three sons - Zachary (21), Grey (17) and Gage (14). She was a proud mother who expected much from her sons and was, in turn, very proud of their accomplishments. Cathey lived a life filled with music, including performances with numerous groups in Cincinnati, the Community Symphony Orchestra in Charlotte, numerous wedding performances on the Outer Banks, and her favorite, the Roanoke Island Trio, with Sue Waters, violin/viola and Lee Kearney, piano. She maintained a music studio which grew to 45 students, teaching clarinet, saxophone and piano. Cathey’s most recent employment was in human resources for the National Park Service Outer Banks Group which she called “her NPS family”. She loved working there and believed in their mission.  Cathey was a loving person that always thought of others first and herself last. She was an avid reader, devoted mother, skier, camper, traveler, and hiker. She hiked in Switzerland, the Great Smokey Mountains NP, Grand Canyon NP, Rocky Mountain NP, Red River Gorge, the Napali Coast of Kauai, the Maroon Bells NF, El Dorado NF and Mount Tallac, Klamath NF, Big Sur, Muir Woods NM, Point Reyes NS, Sunset Crater Volcano NM, Wupatki NM, Yellowstone NP, Grand Teton NP, and Glacier NP. Cathey is survived by her husband, David Clawson; three sons, Zachary, Grey and Gage; her mother, Mary Blanche Harwell; her step father and second father Boyce Harwell of Manteo; sisters Margaret Carrington May (Marty) of Pontre Vedra Beach, FL and Elizabeth Carrington (David Renz) of Talent, OR; brother Macon Carrington of Gunnison, CO; and step mother Ginny Mattox of Atlanta, GA.  The family gives special thanks to the loving caregivers who made it possible for Cathey to remain in her home. The family asks those who wish to make memorial contributions do so to the Catherine Carrington Clawson Scholarship Fund (for music and arts) at the Outer Banks Community Foundation (www.obcf.org ), 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949.  A graveside memorial service will held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 19, at the Meekins Family Cemetery, located directly in front of the family home at 172 D. Victor Meekins Road, Manteo. A reception to celebrate Cathey’s life will follow at her parent’s home at 174 D. Victor Meekins Road, Manteo, NC. Twiford Funeral Home’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Richard Allen Clinton

BUXTON - Richard Allen "Ricky" Clintion, 28, died August 2 [1992] in Buxton.  A native of Portsmouth, Va., he was the son of Oscar E. Clinton of Port St. Lucy, Fla. and Barbara Cullipher Neidrauer of Virginia Beach, Va.  He was a carpenter, a veteran having served with the U.S. Army and a Pentecostal.  Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters: Rose Marie Scott of Baton Rouge, La. and Melissa Neidrauer of Virginia Beach; two brothers: William E. Clinton and Michael D. Clinton, both of Buxton; and a maternal grandmother, Evelyn Cullipher of Buxton.  Funeral services will be held at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, Buxton, on Wednesday, August 5 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Maurice Quidley and the Rev. Larry Stitt.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Buxton.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Evelyn Cullipher in Buxton.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 4, 1992)

William Eugene Clinton

BUXTON - William Eugene Clinton, 51, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Portsmouth, VA and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served our country honorably from 1978-1984.  Mr. Clinton is survived by his father, Oscar Eugene Clinton and wife, Fran of Port St. Lucie, FL; his mother, Barbara Cullipher Neidrauer and husband, Robert of Haines City, FL; a daughter, Willa Grosz of Mount Airy, NC; a son, William E. Clinton, Jr. of Buxton, NC; two sisters, Melissa Laskin of Haines City, FL and Rose Scott of Baton Rouge, FL; and a brother, Michael D. Clinton of Buxton, NC. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Allen Clinton.  Burial will be in the Farrow Cemetery in Buxton, NC. A memorial service will be held at the Lighthouse Assembly of God on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 2:00 PM by the Rev. David Stowe.  Twiford Funeral Homes' Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Stella Sawyer Clutts

SAN DIEGO, CA - Stella Sawyer Clutts died on May 27 at the age of 58. She was born in Manteo and attended Manteo High School. She is survived by her husband, Warren "Lucky" Clutts, Sr.; a daughter, Lisa Anzalone; a son, Warren Clutts, Jr.; and two grandchildren, all of California; five sisters: Goldie Brown and husband John of Florida, Ruby Scarborough and husband "Tink" of Colington, Betty Rogers and husband Leroy of Elizabeth City, Linda McPherson and husband Willie of Manteo, and Barbar Chambers of Elizabeth City; three brothers: Elmer Sawyer and wife Betty Jo of Wanchese, Ernest Sawyer of Mashoes, and Tony Sawyer and wife Sherri of Kitty Hawk; many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her father Pluman Sawyer and mother Lovie Sawyer, one brother, Lockwood Sawyer, all of Wanchese, and one sister, Hazel George of Chesapeake, Va. All funeral arrangements were held in San Diego.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 2, 2002; pg. 12A)

Corinne Sanderlin Coffey
(The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 17, 2004; pg. 12A)

Bessie Johnson Cohoon

Mrs. Bessie Johnson Cohoon, 49, widow of E.J. Cohoon, died Sunday morning in Elizabeth City at her home. Mrs. Cohoon was a daughter of Mrs. Belle Daniels Johnson of Norfolk and the late John D. Johnson. She was a native of Wanchese and had lived in Elizabeth City for the past 30 years. Besides her mother she is survived by a son, Clarence D. Cohoon of Baltimore, MD; three daughters: Miss Hazel Cohoon and Mrs. W.H. Morris of Elizabeth City and Mrs. David Richwine of Alameda, California; four brothers: U.D. Johnson of Elizabeth City, C.W. and T.F. Johnson of Raleigh; three sisters: Mrs. Dan Walton of Norfolk, Mrs. Graham Cartwright of Baltimore, and Mrs. Paul Gordon of Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 15, 1943; pg. 4)

 Herbert M. Collins

A “Coast Guard Legend” died Sunday, March 14, according to a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard.  Admiral T.W. Allen, Commandant, United States Coast Guard, sent the following message to notify the field.  “It is with deep regret that I announce the passing of lieutenant Herbert M. Collins, USCG (Ret.), a legendary coast guardsman and the last surviving crewmember of the all-African American Pea Island Life Saving Station. Lieutenant Collins succumbed to cancer on Sunday evening, March 14th, surrounded by family and friends.  Lieutenant Collins service to the Coast Guard and our nation alone is significant, especially in light of the challenges that African Americans faced as the service was integrated. Yet his legacy runs even deeper in our collective heritage as he was also the grand nephew of Dorman Pugh, one of seven Gold Life Saving Medal recipients from the Pea Island rescue of the crew of the stricken schooner E.S. Newman in 1896. When Lieutenant Collins retired in 1976, he and his family set the bar for the longest continuous family service in the Coast Guard, a record that began with his grandfather, Joseph H. Berry, in 1880.  Born in 1921 in Manteo, North Carolina, Lieutenant Collins enlisted in the Coast Guard and attended boot camp in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. First assigned to the cutter Tallapoosa in Savannah, Collins served as a mess attendant. He then served at stations from Florida to Virginia, including aboard cutter Mendota in Norfolk, Va, alongside renowned author and Coast Guardsman, Alex Haley. Lieutenant Collins then transferred to the all-African American Life Saving Station at Pea Island where he served as a surfman for the duration of World War II. He and his fellow surfmen carried out vital search and rescue responsibilities and responded to a distressed ship that had been hit by a torpedo between the Pea Island and Chicamacomico Coast Guard Stations. In 1947, Lieutenant Collins ended an historic era in Coast Guard history as he handed over the keys when the Pea Island Station was decommissioned. He later received his commission and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant before retiring in 1976.  After serving in the Coast Guard, Lieutenant Collins continued to be an outstanding advocate for our service. He shared his personal experiences and highlighted the proud history of African Americans who have served.” The extraordinary story of the heroes of Pea Island is the subject of a new film titled The Rescue Men, to which Lieutenant Collins contributed.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on March 26, 2010 at the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home located at 11800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Md.  Details of interment remain to be determined.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, March 21, 2010; pg. 10A)

Mary Collins

CAMDEN - Mary Collins, 92, of Ivy Neck Road, died Tuesday, November 18 at her residence.  Survivors include Betty Spence of Camden, Nancy L. Spencer of Manteo; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held at Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Manteo at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 23 with the Rev. Lionel Griffin officiating.  Her body will lie in state Sunday from 2 p.m. until the service.  Viewing will take place at Rivers Community Funeral Home, Elizabeth City from 5 to 8 p.m.  Rivers Community Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November, 23, 2008; pg. 8A)

Oscar Claude Collins

PORTSMOUTH, VA. - Oscar Claude Collins of Portsmouth, died Dec. 30 at the Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital, Virginia Beach, Va.  Born Nov. 2, 1919 in Manteo, he was the first of 10 children born to the late Marshall and Gussie Berry Collins.  Mr. Collins joined Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Manteo at an early age and maintained contact with the church throughout his adult life.  He received his elementary education in Manteo, completed high school in Elizabeth City and also a two-year vocational course from Norfolk State University following military retirement.  During his military career with the U.S. Army he served in various foreign and U.S. locations.  He engaged in active combat during the China-Burma-India Theatre where his troop barely escaped captivity by the enemy.  Following his retirement from the military, he and his devoted (late) wife, Neva Bowser Collins, also of Manteo, returned from Mannheim, Germany with their son, Hans Jochiam (Andrew Claude).  Claude retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard where he was a welder.  At the time of his death, he was employed as a shuttle bus driver at the Norfolk Regional Airport.  In addition to his son, other immediate surviving family members include three brothers: Herbert M. Collins of Hyattsville, Hubert Z. Collins of Norfolk, Va. and M. Rudolph Collins of Manteo; one sister, Naomi Collins Hester of Manteo; eight nephews, seven nieces, four sisters-in-law and other close friends.  Funeral services were held Monday in Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Manteo, with the Revs. Calvin Whedbee, Calvin C. Moore, both of Manteo, and the Rev. J. Hazel of Portsmouth, Va., officiating.  Burial following in the church cemetery.  Graves Funeral Home, Church Street, Norfolk, Va., handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 5, 1995; pg. 6A)

Arthur M. Combs
The Coastland Times - July 1973

Claude Glenn Comer

Claude Glenn Comer, 62, of Dobson, died at his home on December 23, after an extended illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Oden (Cindy) Comer, former Hatteras native. Alson surviving are six brothers: John W. and W. Frank Comer of Dobson, Wilson S. Comer of Oxford, Edgar B. Comer of Yadkinville, Joseph F. Comer of Salisbury, and Louis H. Comer of Cary; three sisters: Mrs. J.D. Dickenson of Galax, Va., Mrs. E. Lee Hauser of Fayetteville, and Mrs. Robert E. Graham of Arlington, Va. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 26 at Dobson Methodist Church. Burial was in the Dobson City Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper & date)

Martha Oden Comer

DOBSON - Mrs. Martha Oden "Cindy" Comer, 88, former Surry County Clerk of Superior Court, died July 1 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin after a lengthy illness.  Born March 8, 1907 in Hatteras, she was the daughter of the late S.S. and Martha O'Neal Oden. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband C. Glenn Comer, and 9 brothers and sisters: Brittie Gaskill, Eleanor Burrus, Comfort Austin, Isabel Ballance, Dan Oden, Lillie Peele, Sally Midgette, Worth Oden and John Theodore Oden. Mrs. Comer was educated at Louisburg College. She served as Surry Co. Clerk of Superior Court from 1954 until her retirement in 1976, the first woman to hold that position. She was a life member of the National and International Assc. of Probate Judges, member of the Surry Co. Democratic Party and never lost an election. She was also a member of Dobson Woman's Club, Hope Valley Board of Directors and Dobson United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Jeffery A. Sweeney and Rev. Jack Yarborough at Dobson United Methodist Church on July 4 with burial following in Dobson Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - July 4, 1995)

Charles Curtis Compher

FRISCO - Charles Curtis Compher, 79, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, at his residence. Mr. Compher was born in Waynesboro, PA., the son of Bernard and Lulu Good Compher.  He was a retired meteorologist with the U.S. Air Force, where he received the National Defense Medal, the Good Conduct Metal and the Army of Occupation Metal. He also worked with the National Weather Service and always signed off his report with “Enjoy your day.” Mr. Compher’s favorite response when asked how he was doing was “Finer than Frog’s Hair!”  Mr. Compher is survived by his wife, Hulda Diffenderfer Compher of the residence; a daughter, Heather Robbins of Powells Point, N.C.; a son, Gregory C. Compher of Buckingham County, Va.; a brother, Bernard Compher of Georgia; and four grandchildren, Laurel Compher, Jacob Compher, Robert Robbins, and Andrew Robbins.  A memorial service will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 3, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Cory Oliver officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 3, 2009; pg. 8A)

Kenneth Conley

AVON - Kenneth (Birdman) Conley, 58, of Avon, died Friday, February 25, 2011 at his residence.  Born in Mechanicsburg, PA, he was the son of Shirley June MacIntire and the late Richard Harry Conley.  Kenn was a loving and devoted husband to Patricia Marie Conley as well as a father, grandfather and friend to many.  After retiring to Outer Banks and the beaches he loved he became a larger than life personality known to many.  His happy demeanor served him well as he volunteered for the Hatteras Island Meals Program, worked as an advocate for the beaches and entertained children everywhere as “Blue Beard” the Pirate with live Macaws named Squawker and Sassy for events befriending young and old generations of islanders.  He will be missed.  In addition to his wife and mother, Kenn is survived by his son, Chadwick Sebastian Conley and wife Sharon and their son, Evan of Westmont, NC; his niece, Shirley Ann Murry and husband Dave of Strasburg, PA; and his brother, Walter H. Conley of Harrisburg, PA.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 28, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Twiford Funeral Home, 57156 Kohler Drive, Hatteras, NC.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 1, 2011; pg. 10A)

Bernice W. Conner

BUXTON - Bernice W. Conner, 86, died November 14.  She was born in Emporia, Va. and had resided on Hatteras Island for 42 years.  Mrs. Conner was an avid gardener and enjoyed writing.  She was a member of the Garden Club, the United Methodist Women, and the Buxton United Methodist Church.  She and her husband founded Conner's Supermarket in Buxton.  She was the widow of John Frank Conner, Sr. and was preceded in death by her daughter, Merian Conner Sawyer.  Mrs. Conner is survived by her son, John Frank Conner, Jr. and wife Rauna Gray Conner of Buxton; grandchildren: Marsha Sawyer Holmes and husband Jim, Angela Conner Tawes and husband Neil, John Frank Conner, III and wife Randi, all of Buxton, and Rebecca Conner of Chapel Hill; great-grandchildren: Libby Tawes and Claudia Conner.  Funeral services will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Cullop officiating.  Burial will follow in the Quidley Cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 15, 2001; pg. 4B)

Betty Fulcher Conner

BUXTON - Betty Fulcher Conner, 76, of Buxton, died Thursday, June 24 [1993] in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mrs. Conner was a native of Buxton and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Delora Austin Fulcher. Mrs. Conner is survived by one son, Roy Dorsey Conner of Frisco; five sisters: Hilda Rollison, Lunn Whidbee and Annie Pellegrini, all of Frisco, Jenny Sharpe of Great Bridge, Va., and Nevada Palmer of Arlington, Va.; and two grandchildren. The remains will be cremated. No services are scheduled at this time. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Rose Marie Conway

Rose Marie Conway, 88, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at her residence. She was born in New York City, NY and was a homemaker.  Mrs. Conway was the widow of George William Conway. She is survived by a son, George W. Conway, Jr. and his wife, Barbara and two grandsons, Christopher Michael Conway and Matthew Tyler Conway.  A funeral will be held at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mr. Don Wobser officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Chastity Lynn Cooke

KITTY HAWK - Her mission in life completed, Chas left on her last journey to be with Glenda and Lee (Leebee), her mother and brother, forever.  Chas was born in Crewe, VA, on February 14, 1979.  She is survived by her father, Howard, step-sisters, step-brother, grandparents, Jean and Port Beacham, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many wonderful friends.  Her loving and helpful companion of many years, Mike Cannaday.  Your pen and voice are still, your courage, laughter and poems remain in our hearts, forever.  Arrangements are pending.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Gregory Alan Cooke

Gregory Alan Cooke, 49, of Wanchese, died suddenly on November 14, 2011 at his home in Wanchese NC. Gregory was born in Washington, DC on December 16, 1961 and has made Wanchese his home since 1986.  Surviving are Lorraine Tillett, his loving Mother, and his brother and best friend, Daniel, both of Wanchese. Gregory is also survived by a large and loving extended family of Wanchese and the Outer Banks.  Greg was predeceased by his father, Alfred Lee Cooke of Alexandria, VA and his grandparents Alfred (Dad) and Helen Tillett of Wanchese.  Greg was well known for his skills as a Master Craftsman and his wood working talents. He had a passion for skateboarding and was often seen fishing at the piers.  Greg’s extended family and the many friends whose lives he touched are invited to join the family at 188 Old School House Rd., Wanchese on Thursday, November 17, 2011 and Friday November 18, 2011 between the hours of 1:00 PM and 7:00PM for viewing and a time of visitation.  A Celebration of Greg’s Life will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM by Rev. John Rowland. A private Burial will follow at Cudworth Cemetery.   Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Laura Tolson Copeland

NORFOLK - Mrs. Laura Tolson Copeland, 64, of 8204 Fernwood Dr., Forest Park, wife of Lynwood H. Copeland and daughter of John and Mrs. Cord Willis Tolson, died [Dec. 12, 1962] in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Hatteras, N.C., she lived in Norfolk 45 years and before that in Hampton. She was a member of Christ Methodist Church and the Women's Benefit Association. Besides her widower, she is survived by five daughters: Mrs. J.A. Manry, Mrs. J.M. Arthur, Mrs. J.L. Crider, Mrs. B.O. Dickerson, and Mrs. R.C. Pancoast; and three sons: Lynnwood H. Copeland, Jr., Roy E. Copeland and G. Alan Copeland, all of Norfolk; two brothers: John Q. Tolson and Charles Tolson of Ocracoke, N.C.; and 15 grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Wednesday at noon by the Rev. Sidney Willis of Christ Methodist Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Aleata Baum Corbell

KITTY HAWK - Mrs. Aleta Baum Corbell, 78, of Carrenda Lane, died March 18 [1988] in an Elizabeth City nursing home. A native of Kitty Hawk, she was the daughter of the late Elsworth and Delia Owens Baum and the wife of Theron Sanford Corbell of the home. She was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Besides her husband, surviving are four daughters: Ada C. Scarborough of Duck, Lois C. Hatchell of Manteo, Joan K. Corbell of Latta, S.C., and Jane C. Scott of Kitty Hawk; one son, Sanford P. Corbell of Kitty Hawk; one brother, Isaac Baum of Elizabeth City; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Church services were held Sunday in the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church by Rev. A.D. Byrd with burial following in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, handled arrangements.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Theron Sanford Corbell

KITTY HAWK - Theron Sanford Corbell, 94, of Kitty Hawk, died Tuesday, April 13 in a Virginia hospital. He was the son of the late Tunis and Ella Green Corbell and the widower of Aleta Baum Corbell. Mr. Corbell was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a W.W. II U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion and the Fleet Reserve. He attended the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Surviving are 4 daughters: Ada C. Scarborough of Kitty Hawk, Lois C. Hatchell of Timmonsville, S.C., Joan K. Corbell of Latta, S.C., Jane C. Scott of Kitty Hawk; one son, Sanford P. Corbell of Kitty Hawk; one sister, Zora Parker Tillette of Kitty Hawk; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Friday, April 16, in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, with the Rev. Charles Etheridge and the Rev. Gerald Hatchell officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 18, 1993)

Douglas Durand Cornette

DUCK - Douglas Durand Cornette died January 18, 2010 in Albemarle Hospital. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on September 19, 1950, and was a resident of Duck, North Carolina, from childhood. He was predeceased by his parents, Minnie Tate Cornette and Irving Cornette and his grandparents, Ruth Scarborough and Samson Douglas Tate, with whom he lived at Duck.  Surviving are four step-sisters: Brenda Matthews of Chesapeake, Beverly Brown and Bonnie Morris of Camden and Vickie Woolard of Duck. He is also survived by loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends in Virginia and North Carolina.  Douglas was a retired commercial fisherman and an accomplished artist. His unique works of art are treasured by all who are fortunate to own them.  Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 1 p.m. in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, with Pastor Ray Wittman officiating.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Cailyn Michelle Costello

KITTY HAWK - Cailyn Michelle Costello, newborn daughter of Billie Jo Casper and Shawn M. Costello, died on Dec. 30 at an Outer Banks medical facility.  Besides her parents, Cailyn is survived by a sister, Mara Marie Morris.  A memorial service will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday, January 7, at 10 a.m. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 5, 1995; pg. 6A)

Wilmer Edward Cottingham, Jr.

HARBINGER, NC - Wilmer Edward “Bill” Cottingham, Jr., 72, of Harbinger, died Thursday June 20, 2013 in Nags Head.  Mr. Cottingham was born in Morehead City and was employed as a warehouse manger with Interiors.  Bill enjoyed riding his Harley and was an artist. He loved animals especially his two cockatoos.  He was the son of the late Wilmer Edward Cottingham, Sr and Anne Wade Cottingham.  Surviving are three children: Melanie Anderson and husband David of Stokes, NC; Steven Cottingham and wife Elisa of Greenville and Pamela Stocks of Texas;  Granchildren: Jonathan Anderson, Landon Anderson, Kaylee Anderson, Luke Cottingham and Eddie Stocks.  A celebration of life will be at the graveside in Manteo Cemetery on Sunday June 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Raymond Benson Couch

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Raymond Benson Couch, 83, died Sept. 30, 1995, after a long illness.  Lt. Col. Couch, a native of Durham, N.C., was a decorated combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He lived in Buxton from 1964 until his death and was the owner of the Red Drum Shopping Center.  His boyhood dream centered on music, and at age 24, he left the engineering program at Duke University to tour professionally as bassist with the Johnnie Long Orchestra, his considerable music friends included Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Les Brown and others among the popular New York ``Big Band'' swing orchestras of the '30s and '40s.  In 1940, Couch began a 24-year exemplary career in the U.S. Army as a demolitions and airstrip construction expert and instructor. He was a decorated combat veteran, being awarded the Bronze Star medal for meritorious achievement in the South Pacific in 1945. At Luzon in the Philippines, he displayed ``exceptional courage, initiative and resourcefulness'' during operations with the task force "Connoly".  He commanded a landing craft that made a hazardous passage through a channel blocked with mines and underwater obstacles to provide covering fire during the occupation of Aparri. Afterward, he led an evacuation by water of an infantry patrol under attack by a superior enemy force deep within Japanese-held territory.  Lt. Col. Couch retired to Buxton in 1964 to raise his family, fish and operate the Red Drum, which he built into a Hatteras Island landmark. He was active in its daily operation until his death. He made a lasting contribution to his community through his promotion of tourism, where he used his publicity skills, under the direction of his friend Aycock Brown, to assemble a considerable photo collection of the Hatteras Island sports fishing industry spanning 25 years.  He was the husband of the late Juanita Stewart Couch of Alta Vista, Kan., and the son of William Carlton and Ailey Jones Couch of Durham.  He is survived by three sons, R. Stewart Couch, John B. Couch and Daniel C. Couch, all of Buxton; two sisters, Mrs. Doris Terrell and Mrs. Lona Weisner of Durham; and two grandchildren, Miss Jenny Couch of Cary, N.C., and Miss Nikki Couch of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. He was a Baptist.  The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Huskins. A visitation will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, and at other times, the family will be gathered at the home of R. Stewart Couch on N. Tower Circle Drive, Buxton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to your local American Heart Association. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, N.C., is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, October 1, 1995; pg. 6B)

Raymond Stewart Couch

BUXTON- Raymond Stewart Couch, 61, passed suddenly on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, on the eve of Ash Wednesday, near Rivas, Nicaragua while vacationing with friends.  Stewart Couch was the owner of Hatteras Realty. He was a gifted businessman and a pioneer and trendsetter in the vacation rental industry, having built the company from a fledgling operation in 1982 to a nationally-known vacation rental property management company managing nearly 600 homes and employing almost 200 people during the height of the vacation season.  Stewart was a world traveler, having spent over 40 years traveling to the far reaches of the globe to experience the world's renowned surf breaks. These excursions and the knowledge gained from them fortified his love for Hatteras Island and her people. His passion and respect for the heritage and recreational beauty of Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks through his travels reinforce the Cape Hatteras National Seashore as a world-class vacation resort. He was a 9th generation North Carolinian and an outspoken advocate for Hatteras Island's residents, visitors and friends.  He will be remembered for his zany sense of humor, which added an invaluable element to his communication skills in business and in life. He was born on July 20, 1950 at Fort Belvoir, VA, the first child of Ray and Nita Couch. He was a proud alumnus of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where he graduated with a BS in Business Administration in 1973.  Stewart's professional accomplishments on the Outer Banks include: Founding Director of NC Vacation Rental Managers Assn. (NCVRMA); National Director, VRMA; State Director, NC Assn. of REALTORS; 2004 President, Outer Banks Assn. of REALTORS, and past Director, Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce. He carried 17 professional designations and licenses in the real estate industry.  He is survived by his beloved daughter, Elizabeth Nicole "Nikki" Couch of Kill Devil Hills, NC; his brothers, John Couch and Danny Couch and wife, Sherry, all of Buxton, NC; niece Jenny Couch Clark and husband, Jeff, and their children, Alaina and Nate, all of Cary, NC; niece Rae Couch and nephews Gideon Couch and Griffin Couch, all of Buxton, and a beloved, extensive family of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends in his mother's native Kansas.  His family is indebted to the community of REALTORS, Homebuilders, residents and friends of the Outer Banks and beyond for their love and support during this time. We are dearly indebted to his traveling companions on his last expedition, friends Steve Magliano and Jody Stowe, of Hatteras Island; the Consul and staff at the American Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua; Senator Richard Burr's office in Winston-Salem, NC, and Washington, DC; Congressman Walter Jones' offices in Greenville, NC and Washington, DC; Nikki's mother, Ms. Jackie Ricks-Sample of Kill Devil Hills, NC; Mr. David Twiford, Jr., of Kitty Hawk, NC; and Mr. Roberto Cardenal of Managua, Nicaragua.  A family/viewing evening will be held Wed., Feb. 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Buxton United Methodist Church on Highway 12 in Buxton, NC. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 at the church with a reception afterwards at Hatteras Realty in Avon, NC.   Twiford Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, February 26, 2012)  Photo from Island Free Press

Irita Midgett Covey

RODANTHE - Irita Midgett Covey, 62, died Friday, April 26 at her residence. Mrs. Covey was born in Rodanthe and was a homemaker. She was a member of OES Chapter #303 Hatteras Island, and Fairhaven United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of Richard W. Midgett and Lennie Midgett, both of Rodanthe and the wife of Garreld "Pete" Covey, also of Rodanthe. Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Covey is survived by two sons: Melvin Dean Covey of Buxton and Robert Eugene Covey of Waves; three sisters: Patricia Conklin, Cathy Scatterfield and June Midgett, all of Rodanthe; two brothers: Richard A. Midgett of Rodanthe and Clifton B. Midgett of Norfolk, Va. and 4 grandchildren. A funeral service will be Monday, April 29 at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Burial will follow in the Midgett Family Cemetery in Rodanthe. A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, April 28 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 28, 1996)

Amer B. Cowell

COLUMBIA - Mr. Amer B. COWELL, 94, died Saturday, February 18, at Chowan Hospital in Edenton. Born September 11, 1911 in Dare County, he was the son of the late Silas D. and Ruth Simmons Cowell and was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Gibbs Cowell; son Lonnie L. Cowell; daughter Laura A. Cowell; sister Elnor C. Cohoon; brothers: John Cowell and Willard Cowell. Mr. Cowell was a retired farmer and commercial fisherman, a U.S. Army veteran and member of Gum Neck Church of Christ. His family includes his daughters: Andra C. Cohoon of Columbia, and Joyce C. Boyce of Gaston, S.C.; son, Dennis A. Cowell of Manteo; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 21 at 11 a.m. in the Maitland Funeral Home Chapel in Creswell. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Columbia with Phil Emmert officiating. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006; pg. 12A)

Bobby Ray Cox

AYDLETT - Bobby Ray Cox, 72, died on Thursday, June 2 at the Veterans Hospital in Hampton, Va. Mr. Cox, a native of Dallas, Texas, was the son of the late Virgil Ray and Lula Belle Cox of Anna Rose, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth Gallop Cox; a son, Matthew Ray Cox and partner Kevin Walker of Saugerties, N.Y.; two daughters: Anna Cox Creef and husband Greg of Mashoes, and Lisa Cox Kessler and husband Ben of Beaufort, SC; seven granddaughters: Summer Gail Casper, Carolina Creef, Carly Creef, McKayla Creef, Anna Sherie Lanford, Natalie Kessler and Whitney Kessler; three great-grandchildren: Julia Elizabeth Casper, Wyatt Ridge Casper and Kessler Gail Lanford. He was preceded in death by one brother, Norman Cox of Tilden, Texas. Mr. Cox, a veteran of the Korean War, served with the 101st Air Borne from Ft. Bragg. A memorial service will be held at the Wanchese Assembly of God Church in Wanchese at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9, to be followed by a reception and fellowship meal and visitation at the Wanchese Assembly Fellowship Hall. Mr. Cox had a long illness of Parkinson's disease. Officiating at the service will be his long time friend, Ernie Richardson of Columbia.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 5, 2005; pg. 14A)

Dora Midgett Cox

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Midgett Cox, 69, of Manns Harbor, who died in Raleigh where she was living with her daughter, Miss Gladys Cox, were conducted Monday night at the Martin-Yelverton Chapel in Raleigh with Rev. Howard McLamb, pastor of Fairmont Methodist Church officiating.  Burial services were conducted at the graveside at Manns Harbor Wednesday by Rev. W.C. Blue, pastor of the Manteo Baptist Church.  Mrs. Cox was the widow of the late J.B. Cox of Manns Harbor.  Surviving are three daughters: Miss Gladys Cox and Mrs. J.L. Register of Raleigh, and Mrs. John D. Midgett of Norfolk; two sons: Sgt. J.W. Cox of Honolulu and Charles W. Cox of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and several grandchildren.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 9, 1943; pg. 3)

Jimmy Lee Cox

FRISCO -  Jimmy Lee Cox, 55, of Frisco, died August 30 [1993], in a Norfolk, Va. hospital.  He was a native of Jasper, Indiana and an electronics technician, retired from the National Weather Service.  He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years.  He was the son of the late Harry Cox and Isabelle Clark Cox of Jasonville, Indiana and the husband of Jeannie Gray Cox of the home.  Besides his wife and mother, surviving are two daughters: Dara Cox Dawson of Buxton and Paula Cox Sallalday of Raleigh; one son, Mathew; three brothers: William Cox of Reno, Nev., John Cox of Marshall, Ill, and [rest of obit is missing].  (unknown newspaper and date)

Ronald Wayne Cox

WANCHESE - Ronald Wayne Cox, 74, of Wanchese died on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in a Norfolk, VA hospital. Born in Hemmingway, SC, he was the son of the late Willard Ernest Cox and the late Eloise Altman Cox Harris and was the widower of Ruth Daniels Cox. He was a retired aviation mechanic with the U.S. Coast Guard and also was veteran of the Vietnam War.  Mr. Cox is survived by two daughters, Carli Cox and Trina Twine both of Wanchese; a brother, Jack Cox of Wanchese; a sister, Elizabeth Pryor of South Carolina; and three grandsons, Chandon Brandon, Noah Twine, and Tanner Twine. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Merrill and James Cox.  A graveside memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Tillett Cemetery by Chaplain James Rochester.   Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William McDonald Cox

MANTEO - William McDonald "Shot" Cox, 79, of Manteo, NC died Thursday, December 8, 2005 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mr. Cox, born in Gloucester, MA, was a retired telephone technician with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was also retired from the National Park Service and a retired electrician. Mr. Cox was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, the Manteo Masonic Lodge # 54 AF & AM and was a Shriner. He was the son of the late Charles Cox and the late Dorothy Drinkwater. Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Edith Daniels Cox of the residence; a daughter, Crystal Cox, and a son, Michael Cox, both of Manteo, NC. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jerry Cribb and Rev. Charles Gill officiating. Burial will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and at other times at the residence. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 11, 2005; pg. 12A)

Bertha Twiford Craddock

Bertha Twiford Craddock, 91, of Manns Harbor died Tuesday, September 20, 2011 in Manns Harbor. Born in East Lake, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester Hassell Twiford and Annie Basnight Twiford and was the widow of Ralph Glen Craddock. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Craddock is survived by three sons, James Craddock and wife, Betty of Manns Harbor, Rev. Jerald Craddock and wife, Darlene of Manns Harbor, and Lee Craddock and wife, Janet of Manns Harbor; a sister, Amy Jordan of Chesapeake; two brothers, Dick Twiford of Manteo and Tony Twiford of Elizabeth City; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.  A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bettie Francis and the Rev. Jerald Craddock. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives in the fellowship hall of the church immediately following the service and at other times at the home of Jerald and Darlene Craddock, 5471 Harbor Drive, Manns Harbor, NC 27953. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 95, Manns Harbor, NC 27953.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Dear Soule News recipients..........
We are writing to advise that Mrs. Bertha Craddock, mother of Pastor Jerald Craddock, died at Pastor Jerald's home on Tuesday afternoon. Darlene was with her at the time of her death.  Please continue to remember this family in these days and ask that God's special  blessings will assure them of extra strength to endure and to look to days of hope and remembrance in the coming days. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, Manns Harbor. The entire service will be held in the church and the family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service. The church is located on old 264 (Harbor Drive) by turning left at the flashing light in Manns Harbor. The church is about 1 mile on the left. Pastor Jerald and Darlene will be at their home located at 5471 Harbor Drive....continue past the church and their home is on the left. We praise God for Mrs. Bertha's life and know that He has blessed her with many good years here. After suffering for some months now, she has been called to her eternal reward and we commend her to God's special care. Cards may be mailed to Pastor and Mrs. Jerald Craddock, 5471 Harbor Drive, Manns Harbor NC.  (Soule Methodist Church Newsletter - Sept. 21, 2011)

Caroline Midgett Craddock

MANNS HARBOR LOSES ONE OF FINEST WOMEN - Mrs. Caroline Midgett Craddock, 74, died peacefully in her home at Manns Harbor Friday night [Oct. 14, 1949] after suffering a stroke early in the day. She was the widow of James Cornor Craddock and the daughter of the late John D. and Levica Midgett of Manns Harbor. The family pastor, Rev. W.B. Gregory, conducted the funeral at the home Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m. and interment followed a short service at the grave in the Ellis Midgett Cemetery. Pall bearers were Cleveland Gard, Huff Mann, Thomas Hunter Midgett, Guy Mann, Therlbert Tillett and Melvin White. The hymns sung by the Manns Harbor Methodist Church Chois were Sweet Bye and Bye and Last Mile of the Way. There were many beautiful flowers, the casket was covered with a pall of white carnations, lavender gladiolas and ferns. It was one of the largest attended funerals ever recorded in Manns Harbor, which attested to the popularity of Mrs. Craddock. She is survived by an outstanding family, four sons, R.L., H.R., Ralph and Hugh Craddock, a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Holmes; two brothers, Edgar and Claude Midgett of Manns Harbor; a sister, Mrs. T.S. Mann of Elizabeth City. She was preceded in death by a son, Wildon Burton Craddock.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 1949)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock]

Flora Midgett Craddock

MANNS HARBOR - Mrs. Flora Midgett Craddock, 84, of Old Ferry Road, Manns Harbor, died Nov. 24 in a Nags Head nursing home.  She was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 79, and a homemaker.  A native of Mashoes, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Loyd Midgett and Mrs. Frances Missouri Mann Midgett, and the widow of Herman Ronald Craddock.  She is survived by two sons: Norman R. Craddock and Wildon B. Craddock, both of Manns Harbor; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  A church service will be held at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Monday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Douglas Lamb.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the home of Wildon Craddock in Manns Harbor.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 1989)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock]

Gertrude Hooper Wise Craddock

STUMPY POINT - Gertrude Hooper Wise Craddock, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 19, at the residence of her nephew, Charles Meekins, in Stumpy Point.  Mrs. Craddock was born in Stumpy Point and was a homemaker.  She also was an Avon representative for over 20 years.  She was a member of The Order of Eastern Star, Hyde County Chapter #213 and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stumpy Point where she played the organ and piano for over 75 years.  She was the daughter of the Late C. Irving And Francis Mason Hooper and was the widow of Hugh G. "Chick" Craddock.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Tom Wise.  Mrs. Craddok is survived by one brother, Elbert Hooper of Chesapeake, Va.,and several nieces and nephews, including Archie E. Hooper of Shiloh.  A church service was to be held on Oct. 21 at Shiloh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ken Davenport with burial to follow in the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Manns Harbor.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 22, 1995; pg. 2B)

Herman Ronald Craddock

Herman Ronald Craddock, 85, Manns Harbor, died January 25 in a Nags Head Nursing Home following a long illness.  A native of Manns Harbor, he was the son of the late James Corner and Caroline Midgett Craddock and the husband of Flora Midgett Craddock of the home.  He was a retired commercial fisherman and former owner/operator of Craddock Oil Co.  Mr. Craddock was a member of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM and Mount Carmel United Methodist Church.  Besides his wife, surviving are two sons: Norman R. Craddock and Wildon B. Craddock, both of Manns Harbor; one brother, Ralph G. Craddock of Manns Harbor; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 27 in the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Lamb officiating.  Burial followed in the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Manns Harbor.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 1988)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock]

Hugh Gordon Craddock

MANNS HARBOR - Hugh Gordon "Chick" Craddock, 69, of Manns Harbor, died Tuesday morning [March 15, 1983] at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Clinic, Manteo following a short illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Manns Harobr. He was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, Manns Harbor and a member of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM. Mr. Craddock was a commercial fisherman and sport fisherman. He was the son of the late James Corner and Mrs, Carolina Midgett Craddock and the husband of Mrs. Gertrude Hooper Craddock of the home. Besides his wife, Mr. Craddock is survived by one daughter Mrs. Marie Torrens of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Ronald Craddock and Ralph Craddock, both of Manns Harbor. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Vance Way, pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 1983) [Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock.]

J.C. [James Corner] Craddock

CAPT. J.C. CRADDOCK DIES AT MANNS HARBOR - Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at Manns Harbor for Capt. J.C. Craddock who died Wednesday at the age of 70. He had been ill for some time. Mr. Craddock was a native and life-long resident of Manns Harbor and was a member of the Manns Harbor Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Caroline Midgett Craddock; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Holmes; and four sons: H.R. Craddock, R.L. Craddock, Ralph Craddock and Hugh Craddock, all of Manns Harbor.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 13, 1943; pg. 1)

James F. [Franklin] Craddock

MANTEO: Mr. James T. [sic] Craddock, an old and highly respected citizen of Croatan, died at his home near Manns Harbor, Friday evening, the 4th inst., aged 77 years and 2 months.  (Fisherman & Farmer [Elizabeth City, NC] – Friday, March 11, 1898

Mr. James Craddock, one of the oldest citizens of Dare County, departed this life at Croatan on the 4th inst. He was 77 years old.  (The Economist [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, March 18, 1898)

Mary Dough Craddock

MANNS HARBOR - Mary Dough Craddock, 99, Of Manns Harbor, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 1994, in a Nags Head Nursing Center. Mrs. Craddock was born on Roanoke Island and was a homemaker and member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church and Roanoke Island Chapter #79 of the Eastern Star. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Allen and Esther Baum Dough and the widow of Rosser Lutrell Craddock. Surviviors include two daughters, Aleta C. Pinner of Manns Harbor and Laura C. Tillett of Chesapeake, Va.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1994 in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery by Rev. William R. Pinner. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, Feb. 7, 1994)  (Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock)

Ralph Glen Craddock

Manns Harbor - Ralph Glen Craddock, 93, died Saturday, July 7 in Elizabeth City. Mr. Craddock was born in Manns Harbor and was a retired commercial fisherman. He was a lifelong member of the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church and served on the administrative board of the church. He was the son of the late James and Caroline Midgett Craddock and the husband of Bertha Twiford Craddock. Besides his wife, surviving are three sons: James R. Craddock, Jerald G. Craddock and Walter L. Craddock, all of Manns Harbor; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 9 at 2 p.m. in the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Tilley and Rev. Robert Beasley. Burial following in the church cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 10, 2001; pg. 11A)

Rosser Lutrell Craddock

Rosser Lutrell Craddock, 71, died suddenly in his home in Manns Harbor late Thursday afternoon [January 30, 1969]. A native of Manns Harbor, Mr. Craddock was the son of the late James C. and Caroline Midgett Craddock. He was a retired commercial fisherman and was retired from the U.S. Lighthouse Service, in which he served during World War I. He was a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, AF&AM, and attended Mt. Carmel Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Dough Craddock; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Leta) Pinner of Manns Harbor and Mrs. Laura Craddock Tillett of Chesapeake, Va.; five grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph G. Craddock, Hugh G. Craddock and H. Ronald Craddock, all of Manns Harbor. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time Thursday afternoon.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 1969)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock]
 

Katherine Davis Craig

Katherine Davis Craig died Monday, October 22 at the age of 86 after a valiant eleven-year battle with cancer.  As one of two daughters of lighthouse keeper William Alexander Davis and Margaret Midgett Davis, she grew up in Wanchese and graduated from Manteo High School, but also lived for several years at the Morris Island Lighthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as Cape Canaveral, Florida.  She joined the Navy as a WAVE during World War II and served as one of the early female cryptographers, decoding Japanese radio signals.  While still in the service she met and married William T. Craig, Jr. in 1950 and they remained together until his death from Alzheimer's disease in 2002.  Mrs. Craig nurtured her artistic talent from an early age and during her life became accomplished in several media including candles, needlework, knitting, and painting--her first love--which won her frequent prizes at county fairs and art shows.  Her adventurous nature led her to travel across Canada alone by rail, and to the fjords of Alaska by ship.  She is survived by her son John and wife Beth; granddaughter, Taylor; sister, Sara; and numerous friends and relatives.  A graveside service will be held at the Tillett Cemetery in Wanchese on Saturday, November 17 at 11 a.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 15, 2007; pg. 12A)

Lawrence Hayes Craighead

WANCHESE - Lawrence Hayes Craighead, 76, of Wanchese, NC died Friday, July 27, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Craighead , born in Covington, VA ,was retired from the National Park Service, was a carpenter and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was the son of the late Charles Leonard and Bernice Louise Lawrence Craighead.  Mr. Craighead is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Hazen Craighead of the residence; three daughters, Bernice Louise Armstrong and husband, Dick of Elizabeth City, NC, Connie Leary and husband, Keith of Chesapeake, VA and Laura Kee and husband, Kenneth of Wanchese, NC; two sons, Lawrence Craighead, Jr. and Charles Craighead and wife, Cindy all of Wanchese; one sister, Betty C. Gilbert of Maryland; four grandchildren, Bryant Runkles, Lauren Ball, James Ball and Lindsey Kee; and three great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held in the Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese, on Monday, July 30, 2007 at 10:00 am. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

John Edward Crain

Mr. John Edward Crain, 74, of Manns Harbor, died Monday afternoon, January 3, in the Eastern North Carolina Hospital in Wilson after a long illness. He was a native of East Lake and a resident of Manns Harbor for the past 25 years. He was retied from the N.C. State Dept. as a ferry boat captain and a member of the East Lake United Methodist Church. He was a son of the late John Will and Martha Jane Bateman Crain and the husband of Mrs. Bessie Twiddy Crain of the home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Nellie Crain Ward and Miss Betty Faye Crain, both of Manns Harbor; three sons: Lawrence E. Crain of Manteo, William E. Crain and John M. Crain, both of Manns Harbor; one sister, Mrs. Ina McGowan of East Lake; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday in the Church of God in Manns Harbor by the Rev. Marvin Baccus, pastor. Burial followed in the East Lake Methodist Church Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 6, 1977)

Martha Jane Bateman Crain

Mrs. Martha Jane Bateman Crain, 81, died Tuesday morning, February 11, at her home in Manns Harbor following a lingering illness. A native of Northwest Station, Va., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Kathleen Belangia Bateman. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the East Lake Methodist Church, of which she was a member, by the Rev. R.M. Smithson, Jr. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Crain, widow of the late John William Crain, is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ina McGowan of Manns Harbor; 4 sons: Eddie Crain and Willie Crain of Manns Harbor, Amos Crain of East Lake and Dennis Crain of Nags Head; two brothers: Amos Bateman of Norfolk, Va. and Jimmie Bateman of Princess Anne, Va.; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 14, 1964)

Mary Bateman Crain

Mrs. Mary Bateman Crain, 64, widow of the late Walter Crain, died at her home in East Lake Saturday afternoon [Oct. 21, 1944] after a long illness and was interred Sunday afternoon. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. E.L. Twiford, with whom she made her home; and by two brothers: Jim and Amos Bateman of Norfolk; and one sister, Mrs. Martha Crain of East Lake. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Bateman of East Lake.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 27, 1944; pg. 1)

Jeanette Payne Crank

STUMPY POINT - Jeanette Payne Crank, 74, of Stumpy Point, died Feb 10 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mrs. Crank, a native of Engelhard was the daughter of the late Hyman G. and Annie Brinn Payne and the widow of Carl Leroy Crank. She was a homemaker and member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter: Dianna Fugit of Boise, Idaho and one son: Raymond Crank of Tacoma, Wash.; 2 nieces and one nephew. Funeral services will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 13 by the Rev. Clarence O'Briant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel of Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 12, 1991)

John Tuttle Crank

John Tuttle Crank, 84, of South Norfolk, died Thursday [Feb. 15, 1963] in a Norfolk hospital after a short illness. A native of Colington, he lived in South Norfolk 33 years. He was a retired painting contractor. He was a son of Tom and Mrs. Ada Stetson Crank and the husband of Mrs. Annie R. Crank. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Besides his widow, surviving are a son, Warren G. Crank Smith of Norfolk; 6 daughters: Mrs. Annie Lee Jenson of Portsmouth, Mrs. Virginia MacDougall, Mrs. George Cornelius, Mrs. Estelle Newbill and Mrs. Jennie Creekmore, all of Chesapeake, Va. and Mrs. Jane McFarland of Petersburg; a sister, Mrs. Ada Barke of Elizabeth City; 4 brothers: Tom Crank, Tranty Crank and Levy Crank of Elizabeth City and Lloyd Crank of Philadelphia; a step-son, Ralph B. Twiddy of Cape Hatteras; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ada Scott of Chesapeake, Va.; 81 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home in Elizabeth City for a funeral service Sunday by the Rev. Calvin G. Twiddy of Chesapeake Missionary Holiness Church. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper - Friday, February 23, 1963)

Thomas Crank

Thos. Crank, Sr., who died Saturday afternoon, was laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the Episcopal Cemetery. Mr. Crank was one of the most unusual citizen of the town, having raised a large family. He was 76 years old and moved here from Collington, Dare County, 28 years ago and had been engaged in the fish business ever since. The funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the home at 215 Lawrence Street by Dr. N.H.D. Wilson, assisted by Dr. S. H. Templeman and Rev. E.F. Sawyer. The First Methodist Choir sang his three favorite hymns and the pall bearers were his sons, Thos. Crank, Jr., Trannie Crank, F.A. Crank, J.T. Crank, Keeney Crank, and Lloyd Crank, and Edgar Williams and Caleb White. He is survived by his wife and eight children, one daughter, Mrs. Edgar Williams, and seven sons: Thos. Crank, Jr., F.A. Crank, J.T. Crank, Trannie Crank, Keeney Crank, and Lloyd Crank, all of this city, and Levy Crank of the United States Army; and one brother, William Crank of Norfolk. Mr. Crank was the father of 12 children of his own, had raised 14 orphan children, and was the grandfather of 46 children and left four great-great-grandchildren.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, April 4, 1924; pg. 2)

Agnes Tolson Crankshaw

BUXTON - Agnes Tolson Crankshaw, 80, of Lake Placid, Florida died Feb. 21. She was born in Buxton, the daughter of the late Willie and Charlotte Midgette Tolson and the widow of Dr. D.W. Crankshaw. She is survived by 2 daughters, Jean Dennis and Joan Daum; two sons, Don Crankshaw and Dr. William Earl Crankshaw; two sisters, Fannie Williams of Buxton and Margaret Hendricks of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother, Albert Leston Tolson of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Feb. 23 in Lake Placid, Florida.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 2, 1997)

Dorothy Virginia Crawford

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Dorothy Virginia Crawford, 83, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Thursday, February 14, 2008 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Crawford was born in Fremont, NC and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late James and Glennie Bailey Davis and the widow of the late Ellsworth Walter Crawford.  Mrs. Crawford is survived by a son, Kenneth E. Crawford, Sr. and wife Kelly Anne of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a sister, Shirley Newsome of Fremont, NC; a brother, Howard Davis of Goldsboro, NC; and a grandson, Kenneth E. Crawford, Jr.  Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 17, 2008; pg. 10A)

Albert Lindsey Creef

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Albert Lindsey Creef, 83, passed away on June 18, 2010.  Mr. Creef was born in Manteo, NC and resided most of his life in Chesapeake, VA. He retired from NORSHIPCO and was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church.  Mr. Creef was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Massie Creef and second wife, Shirley M. Creef, two sons, Albert L. Creef, Jr. and Fred Vinson Barrett, Jr.  Survivors include two daughters, Mary C. Dunlo and husband, Bernie of Kitty Hawk, NC; Lynne Roberts of Virginia Beach, VA; two sons, John Barrett of Chesapeake, VA; Jeff Barrett and wife, Shelia of Chesapeake, VA.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. Graveside services will be private.  (Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home)

Albert Ray Creef
The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 22, 1976; pg. 8A

Alvin Brant Creef

WAYNESBORO - Arvin Brant Creef, 89, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at Augusta Health. A son of Courdia Lee and Affie Basnight Creef, he was born Jan. 31, 1921, in East Lake, N.C. Mr. Creef worked for the City of Waynesboro as superintendent of the sewer department for 27 years. An active member of Basic United Methodist Church, he served as chair of the Property Committee, president of the Men's Club, treasurer of the Men's Club and Sunday school, and taught Sunday School for a number of years. He also was a scout leader in both Norfolk and Waynesboro for a number of years. During World War II he served in the Army. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Arthur and Alvin; his sisters, Annie, Arietta, Alberta, Armetta, and Azalea; and a daughter- in-law, Deborah Lowry Creef. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Truslow Creef, to whom he was married June 1, 1946; his children, Arvin B. Creef, Jr. and wife Suzi, of Asheville, N.C., Samuel L. Creef of Midlothian, the Rev. Janet C. Knott and husband Eugene of Staunton, and Michael L. Creef and wife Teresa of Waynesboro; his grandchildren, Kimberly and Tom Buice, Shawn and Caroline Creef, Stacey and Derra Banks, Sarah and Jon Baugher, Katie and Dean Hughes, Brant Creef, Lindsay Creef, Meghan Creef and Sam Creef; and his great-grandchildren, Abby Buice, Koldin Banks, Mason and Trevor Hughes and Grace Jones. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Basic United Methodist Church by the Revs. Don Gibson, Don Long, and Gary Ziegler. Interment will be private in Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at McDow Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - Tuesday, October 26, 2010)

Annie Burrus Creef

Mrs. Annie Burrus Creef, 72, of Manteo died Friday morning [July 3, 1970]  in her home. A native of Hatteras, she was a daughter of Zora B. and Mrs. Annie Wahab Burrus and the widow of Herbert A. Creef. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and Women's Society of Christian Service. She is survived by two sons: George H. Creef and H.A. Creef of Manteo; three daughters: Mrs. Henry B. Parker of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Wallace Gray of Manteo, and Mrs. John W. Eves of Newport News; 8 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A funeral service was held Sunday at 4 p.m. in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Henry B. Lewis, pastor, and Dr. R.W. Kicklighter of Elizabeth City. Burial was in Manteo Cemetery. Philip Quidley sang "How Great Thou Art" at the church service. Pallbearers were Jack Burrus, Sam Burrus, Jule Burrus, and Ralph Davis of Manteo and Donald and Cecil Griffin of Norfolk, Va., all nephews.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Barbara Midgett Creef

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Barbara Midgett Creef, 81, of Virginia Beach, VA, died peacefully on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Creef, was born in Wanchese, NC, the daughter of the late Lanis and Lucy Cudworth Midgett. She was a retired employee of the City of Virginia Beach. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Kempsville Baptist Church.  Mrs. Creef is survived by her husband, Dennis Lee Creef of the residence; a daughter, Denise C. Duffy of Virginia Beach; a son, Lee Creef of Georgia; four grandchildren Dawn Duffy, Chay Duffy, Chase Duffy and Ryan Creef; two great-grandchildren, Colin and Chloe Creef. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Creef and a son-in-law, Bear Duffy.  Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 to 1:00 prior to the service.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Benjamin Allen Creef

MANTEO - Benjamin "Ben" Allen Creef, 83, died Monday, September 17 in Nags Head. Mr. Creef was born in Manteo and was retired from the National Park Service and worked for many years at the Pioneer Theater in Manteo. He was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men. He was a charter member of the Manteo Lions Club and was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship . Mr. Creef was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. He was the son of the late George Washington Creef, Jr. and the late Ada Chappell Creef. He was the husband of Louise White Creef of the residence. Besides his wife, Mr. Creef is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Creef Meadows of Knightdale; two sons: David Allen Creef and wife Tama and Paul A. Creef and wife Melinda, all of Manteo; and 3 grandchildren: Dee Keen of Raleigh, Elisha Benjamin and Josiah Creef, both of Manteo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001; pg. 10B)

MANTEO - Benjamin Allen Creef, lifelong native and resident of Manteo, passed in the company of angels into the arms of our Lord on Monday, September 17, 2001. Mr. Creef was born in Manteo on January 12, 1918 to George Washington Creef, Jr. and Ada Elizabeth Chappell Blevins Creef. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was married to Katherine Louise White on April 17, 1948. Mr. Creef was a lifelong active member of the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. Mr. Creef was also a charter member of the Manteo Lions Club and Roanoke Island First Dept. All who knew him remember his gentle spirit and easy smile. He worked for many years at the family's Pioneer Theater. Mr. Creef was honored with many awards for community service during his life, including the Lion of the Year from the Manteo Lion's Club. As a John L. Stickley Fellow of the N.C. Lions Foundation, Mr. Creef was recognized for his lifelong dedication to humanitarian services. He received the Dare Day award from the town of Manteo for his outstanding community service to her people. During Mr. Creef's later years he became involved and participated in both the Dare County and North Caroline State Senior Games. Gentle Ben is remember by many young people as squeaker of toes and noses, much laughter and good humor. He is survived by his wife, Louise White Creef of Manteo; his daughter, Phyllis Creef Meadows and husband Steve of Knightdale; sons: David Allen Creef and wife Rama and Paul Avery Creef and wife Melinda, all of Manteo; and grandsons: Delmer L. Keen of Grantham, Elisha Benjamin Creef and Josiah Asher Creef, both of Manteo. The funeral will be held at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 20 with burial immediately following in the Manteo Cemetery.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001; pg. 4B)

Calcedonia Sawyer Creef

MANTEO - Mrs. Calcedonia Sawyer Creef, 92, died Friday morning [April 5, 1963] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sherwood Jones in Manteo after a lingering illness. She was a native of East Lake but had lived in Manteo for the past 22 years. She was a member of the East Lake Methodist Church, daughter of the late John And Cynthia Rogers Sawyer and wife of the late John Sanders Creef. She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Sherwood Jones of Manteo, Mrs. Inez Basnight of Norfolk and Mrs. Alonzo Holmes and Mrs. Vernon Alexander of Elizabeth City; five sons: Harry, Ray, and Carson of Manteo, Bruce Creef of East Lake and John D. Creef of Manns Harbor; one sister, Mrs. Marshall Twiford of Norfolk; 23 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and 6 g-g-grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford Funeral Home pending arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC]  - Saturday, April 6, 1963)

MANTEO - Funeral services for Mrs. Calcedonia Sawyer Creef, who died Friday morning, were conducted Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home by the Rev. R.M. Smithson, Jr., pastor of East Lake Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. Harold Leatherman, pastor of the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. The casket was covered with a pall of pink carnations and fern. "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and "Nearer My God to Thee" were sung by Mrs. Preston Twiford, Mrs. Flay Kemp, Mrs. Herbert Ambrose, Frank Cahoon and Hugh Craddock. Mrs. Pat Wescott accompanied on the organ. McAdoo Creef, Coolidge Basnight, Hester Holmes, Albert Creef, Dennis Creef, Shelton Alexander and Wilton Creef served as pallbearers. Burial followed in the Creef Cemetery in East Lake.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday April 12, 1963)

Carson Davis Creef

MANTEO - Carson Davis Creef, 88, of Manteo, "Has answered the mark of the high call," as he would have said. Mr. Creef died Sunday, Feb. 7 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mr. Creef, a native of East Lake, was the son of the late John S. and Calsie Sawyer Creef and the widower of Mamie Midgett Creef. He was a retired plumber and attended Roanoke Island Baptist Church. Mr. Creef is survived by 2 daughters: Alma Mae Hairfield of Atlanta, Ga. and Alma Rae Creef of Manteo; 2 sons: Wildon F. Creef and Dennis L. Creef, both of Manteo; one sister, Nat Alexander of Elizabeth City; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Feb. 10 by the Rev. Clarence Garner. Burial will follow in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 9, 1993)

Charles Wesley Creef

Charles Wesley Creef, 92, next to the last of the large family of children of the late John Martin and Julia Litchfield Creef, died in Columbia Hospital Sunday morning [July 1, 1951] a short time after being admitted to the hospital.  He had been critically ill for five years at his home in East Lake.  Mr. Creef was a native and lifelong resident of East Lake.  He was the husband of Margaret Ann Creef and a member of the East Lake Methodist Church.  He was a retired fisherman.  Funeral rites were conducted at East Lake Methodist Church by Rev. Tracy Varnum at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Burial was in the family plot.  Pallbearers were Claude Jones, John, Colas, Sammy, Carson and Selden Creef, all nephews of the deceased.  Survivors are two daughters: Mrs. Tom Creef of Manteo and Mrs. Ethel Holmes of East Lake; one brother, W.H. Creef of Elizabeth City; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 6, 1951; pg. 8)

Debra Quidley Creef

MANNS HARBOR - Debra Quidley Creef, 58, of Manns Harbor, died Thursday, January 19, 2012 in Nags Head.  Mrs. Creef lived all her life in Dare County and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Manteo Baptist Church and attended Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. Debbie loved her family and was a “Family Fan” of all activities they were involved in.  She was the daughter of the late Charlie Dorian and Marion Everett Quidley and the wife of Bruce Creef of the home.  Besides her husband surviving are two daughters, Melanie C. Mahler and husband, Ryan of Manteo, and Megan C. Dickerson of Manns Harbor; three sons, Michael Creef and wife, Jennifer of Greensboro, NC,  Joshua Creef of Manns Harbor and girlfriend, Mandy and Joel Creef of Manns Harbor and girlfriend, Madison; two brothers, Alan Old of Scotland and C.D. Quidley of Manteo; grandchildren, Bailey Dickerson, Natalie Mahler, Rylie Mahler, Cora Creef, Hazel Creef, Tucker Stetson and Madie Stetson; family members, Rocky Creef and wife Gail, Wendy Parks and husband, Mike, Greg Creef and wife, Anna, and Rhonda Creef.  Debra is also survived by her Father In-Law Warren Creef of Manns Harbor and numerous nieces and nephews and “Special Friend” Roxanne Jackson.  Besides her parents Debbie was predeceased by three infant children and her mother in law Edna Creef.  A celebration of life will be held at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Sunday January 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Bettie Francis, Rev. Ken Simpson and Rev. Jerald Craddock.  Burial will be in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home on Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.    Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Delbert McAdoo Creef

MANTEO - Delbert McAdoo Creef, 86, of the 100 block of Greenville Street, died Monday, April 6, in Norfolk, Va. due to heart complications. Born in East Lake, NC on May 4, 1922, he was the son of the late Harry Gordon Creef and Nannie Holmes Creef. He was a veteran of World War II having served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army where he was honored with a Purple Heart and was an Expert Marksman. He also retired from the Dare County Bombing Range in 1996.   Mr. Creef is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth Gallop Creef of the residence; three sons, Miles Gordon Creef, Mark Gregory Creef, and Murphy Glenn Creef; one daughter, Jennifer Creef Rawls and husband Willie; five grandchildren, Avery Miles Skattie, Kyle Aaron Creef, Sarah Rawls Coronado, Willie McAdoo Rawls, and Carson Montgomery Creef; one great grandchild, Aiden Coronado; one sister, Inez Creef Gibbs; and one nephew, Don Rodney Gibbs.   The family will receive friends and relatives at the residence. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 9, 2009; pg. 10A)

Edna Hassell Creef

Edna Hassell Creef, 79, of Manns Harbor, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Monday, June 20, 2011. Mrs. Creef was born on Wilson’s Landing in Manns Harbor and was a homemaker and member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church where she served as care taker with her husband and was a graduate of Manteo High School.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph Walter and Myrtle Wright Hassell and the wife of 61 years of Warren B. Creef of the home.  In addition to her husband, surviving are two daughters, Rhonda Creef of Manns Harbor and Wendy C. Parks and husband, Mike of Manteo; three sons, Bruce Creef and wife, Debbie, Rocky Creef and wife, Gail and Greg Creef and wife, Anna all of Manns Harbor; sister, Katie H. Lowe and husband, Linwood of Elizabeth City; brother, Charles Hassell and wife, Marion of Clayton; 15 grandchildren, Michael, Melanie, Josh, Megan, Joel, Justin, Kelly, Ashley, Summer, Carolina, Carly, McKayla, Jarrod, Chad and Walker; 12 great grandchildren, Cora, Hazel, Natalie, Rylie, Cori, Bailey, Brooklyn, Julia, Wyatt, Willow, Kabriya and Bentley; sisters-in-law, Jaunita, Alice and Theresa; and a brother-in-law, Willis. Mrs. Creef was pre-deceased by her sister, Wilma; her brother, George and a great-grandson.   A celebration of life will be in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Bettie Francis and Rev. Jim Tosto. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 95, Manns Harbor, NC 27953. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Wednesday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of her daughter, Rhonda Creef, 6115 Highway 64, Manns Harbor.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Frances Dowe Creef
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 25, 1980; pg. 16A

Fred Creef

FRIENDLY FRED CREEF OF WANCHESE A SUICIDE - Friendly Fred Creef, one of the most popular citizens of Wanchese, grew tired of life and overburdened by physical ailments ended his life by hanging himself from the stairway of his home Saturday afternoon [Jan. 9, 1943]. He was 58 years old and depressed and despondent, had returned two days before from the Marine Hospital in Norfolk. He had followed the water most of his life, and for many years was employed on the boats of the Globe Fish Company plying to Elizabeth City. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lola Cudworth Creef, and by his two children, Fred Jr. and his 13-year old daughter Donis, and by two half-brothers, Tom and Clois Creef of Manteo. He was born at East Lake, the son of the late Truxton and Mrs. Creef, but had lived on Roanoke Island most of his life. Beloved by all the community, his death was a blow that touched everyone who knew him and aroused the deepest sympathy of the citizens. Funeral services were conducted at the Wanchese Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in the Cudworth Cemetery. The Rev. J.W. Sneeden, pastor of the church, was assisted by the Rev. M.W. Maness of the Manteo church. Active pallbearers were: Julian Brothers, O.H. Daniels, Hubert Daniels, B.F. Cahoon, Melvin R. Daniels, and E.C. Daniels. Honorary pallbearers were: C.S. Meekins, Billy Tillett, Pete Daniels, Arnold Daniels, E.C. Green, M.L. Gallop, M.L. Daniels, B.H. Davis, Crowder Tillett and I.P. Davis.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 15, 1943; pg. 1)

George Howard Creef

MANTEO - George Howard Creef, 54, died Wednesday [March 16, 1977] in Albemarle Hospital following a short illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Manteo. Creef was a partner and operator of the Pioneer Theater, president of Creef And Webster, Inc. of Elizabeth City, vice-president of Carolina-Virginia Amusement Corp., president of Goose Wing Corp, and assistant coach of the Manteo Redskins girls basketball team. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Herbert A. and Ann Burrus Creef. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Olga Gibbs Creef; two daughters, Mrs. John (Elizabeth Creef) Blizzard of Nags Head and Miss Sheila Creef of Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Henry B. Parker of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Wallace Gray of Manteo, and Mrs. J.W. (Ruby) Eves of Newport News, Va.; one brother, H.A. Creef of Manteo. The body was moved to Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo pending completion of funeral arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 17, 1977)

Funeral services for George Howard Creef, 54, of Manteo, who died Wednesday afternoon of last week in the Albemarle Hospital, were held Saturday afternoon at the graveside in the Manteo Cemetery and conducted by the Rev. Henry Bizzell, pastor of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and the Rev. James Davenport of the Manteo Baptist Church. 
(The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 22, 1977)

Herbert Augustus Creef, Jr.

Herbert Augustus “H.A.” Creef,  Jr. died Friday July 6, 2012, in Norfolk, Va.   H.A. was a  “Native Son,” born in Manteo and was owner/operator of The Pioneer Theatre and The Duke of Dare Motor Lodge in Manteo.  He was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.  H.A. was a former commissioner of the Town of Manteo and an avid supporter of the revitalization, promoting and preserving of downtown Manteo.  He was a former member of the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Dept, Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM, a Scottish Rite Mason and a graduate of East Carolina University where he was a Letterman and a proud member of the Pirates Club. He also showed interest in Dare County’s youth, he was a former volunteer coach for the Manteo High School Redskins and a member of the Tidewater Council Soap Box Derby.   H.A. taught multiple youth in Dare County “theatre etiquette” and was labeled by some to be the “cheapest babysitter in town”. H.A. served  his country honorably in the Korean War with the U.S. Air Force.  He was the son of the late Herbert A. Creef, Sr and Ann Burrrus Creef and husband of Elizabeth Hill Creef.  Besides his wife, surviving are his daughter, Liz Ann Meekins and husband Lish of Manteo; two sons, Tim Creef and wife Denise of Winston-Salem, NC and Buddy Creef  and wife Kate of Manteo; one sister, Ruby Eves of Newport News, Va; five grandchildren, Will Creef, Davis Creef, Sara Creef,  Elyssa Creef  and Alex Creef.  Besides his parents he is predeceased by his sisters, Carita Parker and Margaret Ann Gray and his brother George Creef.  A celebration of life will be in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Tuesday July 10, 2012, at 11:00 am by Rev. Jerry Cribb and Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith.  Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, at 135 Meekins Drive in Manteo, Monday from 4pm to 7pm .  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jason Lee Creef

SOUTHERN SHORES - Jason Lee Creef, 20, died Friday, August 29, in Virginia Beach following injuries resulting from an automobile accident several days earlier.  He was born in Virginia Beach and was employed with Telecom Corp.  He was a catholic and graduated from Manteo High School and was a member of the Duck Woods Country Club.  Jason is survived by his mother, Michele Dupuis Castner of Virginia Beach; his father, L. Lee Creef and his step-mother, Trish Creef of Southern Shores; maternal grandmother, Hermance Dupuis of New Hampshire; paternal grandparents, Barbara and Dennis Creef of Virginia Beach; a step-father, Jim Castner of Oregon; four brothers: Ryan Creef of Southern Shores, Jason Davenport of Raleigh, Brian Davenport of Manteo and Jimmy Castner of Virginia Beach; a step-sister, Shandra Isom of Montana; and an aunt, Denise Creef Duffy of Virginia Beach, Va. He was the great-grandson of the late Carson D. Creef of Manteo.  A funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 2 in the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church by Father Terrence Collins.  Burial was in the Southern Shores Cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 4, 1997)

Jennie Gibbs Tillett Creef

MANNS HARBOR, NC - Jennie Gibbs Tillett Creef, 96, of Manns Harbor, NC died Thursday, November 29, 2007 at the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head, NC. Mrs. Creef was born in Manns Harbor and was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 30 years and was a member of the Methodist Women. She was the daughter of the late Herman Thomas and Bertha Inez Tillett Gibbs. She is also preceded in death by her first husband, William Rollins Tillett, her second husband, Harry Gordon Creef and a son, Rollins D. Tillett, Sr.   Mrs. Creef is survived by two grandchildren, Rollins Davis Tillett, Jr. and Linda "Sammie" Tillett Gard; four great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Gard, Billy Gard, Chevis Tillett and Emery Tillett; and two great-great-grandchildren, Blake Gard and Brinley Tillett.  Funeral Services will be held at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Bettie Francis officiating. Burial will be in the Twiford Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Saturday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 2, 2007; pg. 10A)  [Photograph taken and kindly submitted by Mary Hayman Kemp.]

John E. Creef

John E. Creef, 87, of 11o1 Jackson Street, South Norfolk, died in a Norfolk hospital Sunday [Sept. 9, 1951] at 9:25 a.m. after a long ilness.  He was a native of East Lake, N.C. and had lived in Norfolk for 19 years.  He was a retired carpenter.  He was the son of the late Henry J. and Eliza Holmes Creef and husband of the late Sallie Riggs Creef.  He was a member of the City Road Methodist Church in Elizabeth City.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J.P. Holmes of Manteo; one son, A.B. Creef of South Norfolk; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 14, 1951; pg. 1)

Katherine Louise White Creef

Heaven’s gates opened wide as Katherine Louise White Creef, 85, in the company of angels, passed on to Heaven at Rex Hospital Hospice on November 5, 2006. She was born in Columbia, NC, August 26, 1921 to the late William Meady White and Alice Elizabeth Snell White. She grew up in, and graduated from high school in Manns Harbor. She attended Business College in Norfolk before marrying Benjamin Allen Creef on April 17, 1948 and settling in Manteo. For many years she worked for the Dare County Welfare Department. She was a longtime member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo. She will be loved and remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 Mrs. Creef was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ben Creef and brothers, Ed White and Stanford White, both of Manns Harbor and Melvin White of Chesapeake, VA. She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Creef Meadows and husband, Steve of Knightdale, NC; two sons, David A. Creef and wife, Tama, Paul A. Creef and wife, Melinda, all of Manteo; grandsons, Delmer L. Keen of Grantham, Elisha B. Creef and Josiah A. Creef, both of Manteo; sisters-in-law, Grace White of Manns Harbor and Sarah White of Portsmouth, VA; special life long friend, Helen Farrow Gaskins of Manteo; special little 4-legged companion, Gretchen; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and at other times at the Creef home, 312 Budleigh St., Manteo. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Manteo on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 1:00 pm with Revs. Dean H. Morton and Jerry Cribb officiating. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Family visitation at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Fellowship Hall will follow the services.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, November 7, 2006)

 Lillian Richerson Creef

Mrs. Lillian Richerson Creef, age 38, wife of Archie Creef of Elizabeth City, died in an Elizabeth City hospital Friday morning after a short illness. She was a native and life long resident of Elizabeth City. Besides her husband who is a native of East Lake she is survived by her two daughters: June and an infant daughter; her mother, Mrs. Betty Eason; two sisters: Mrs. Carrie Richerson and Mrs. Curais Eason of Elizabeth City' one niece; one nephew and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were conducted at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Twiford Funeral Chapel with the Rev. I.S. Richmond, pastor of City Road Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. L. Sigsbee Miller, pastor of Pearl Street Assembly Church, officiating. Interment followed in Highland Park Cemetery.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 12, 1943; pg. 1)

Mabel Ballance Creef

MANTEO - Mabel Ballance Creef, 84, of Manteo and formerly of Elizabeth City, died Wednesday, February 4 at her residence. Mrs. Creef, born at Hatteras, was a retired speed hand for the Elizabeth City Cotton Mill and was a Methodist. She was the daughter of the late Nola Willis Ballance and Clarence D. Ballance, Sr. She was the widow of the late Alvin "Little Bud" Creef. Mrs. Creef is survived by a daughter, Gloria C. Long of Elizabeth City; a son, Rodney Ballance, Sr. of Manns Harbor; two step-daughters: Garnet Duncan of Elizabeth City and Joyce Tinker of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Beuna Ballance of Elizabeth City; a brother, Royce Ballance of Chesapeake, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A graveside service will be held in the Westlawn Cemetery, Elizabeth City, on Friday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roland Cooper officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. then on Friday 12 to 1:30 at Twiford Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 5, 2004; pg. 12A)

Mary Mann Creef

Mrs. Mary (Mollie) Mann Creef, 81, died Thursday [Dec. 13, 1962] in her home in Point Harbor after a short illness. A native of Manns Harbor, she lived in Manteo 24 years and in Deep Creek, Va. 24 years before moving to Point Harbor in 1950. She was a daughter of Edward Lee and Mrs. Ann Eliza Forbes Mann and the wife of Thomas R. Creef. She was a member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of Hebron Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; a foster daughter, Mrs. Mabel Wescott Meekins of Avon; a sister, Miss Janie Mann of Engelhard; four brothers: George Mann of Miami, Fl., Frank Mann and Max Mann of Washington, N.C., and Richard Mann of Engelhard. A funeral service was held Sunday in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo by the Rev. H.F. Leatherman. Burial was in Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper - December 21, 1962)

Millard Blackwell Creef

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Creef of Manteo, received word Sunday of the death of their son, Pvt. Millard Blackwell Creef, on September 17. Pvt. Creef, was was 22 years of age, entered service in the U.S. Army in August 1942 and was on foreign duty at the time of his death. He had recently been in Africa and Sicily. He is survived by his parents and one sister, Miss Stella Creef of Manteo. Pvt. Creef is the first Manteo boy to die in service in World War II. His father was in service in World War I. Blackwell, as Pvt. Creef was known to his friends, was one of the most popular young men on Roanoke Island and the news of his death was received with deep regret.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 1, 1943; pg. 1)

DELAYED MATTER REACHES MANTEO - Sometimes mail from overseas arrives promptly, sometimes not. A letter from the late Blackwell Creef delayed somewhere for more than 7 months reached Horace Twiford of Manteo on April 15. It was written by Blackwell on August 26, 1943 and bore a New York cancellation mark of September 6. Pfc. Creef, Manteo boy serving with the Army in Italy, lost his life on September 17.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday,  April 21, 1944; pg. 1)

Nannie Holmes Creef

Mrs. Nannie Holmes Creef, the wife of Harry G. Creef, and a native of East Lake, died in a Norfolk hospital Sunday morning [Mar. 29, 1959]. She had been a resident of Norfolk for about 25 years. She was the daughter of the late John F. and Patsy Payne Holmes of East Lake and is survived by her husband; by one son, MacAdoo Creef of Norfolk; and a daughter, Mrs. Sam Gibbs of Manns Harbor; by three brothers and two sisters: Mrs. Charley Jarman of Wilmington, Del., Mrs. Dakin Sawyer, Ebert Holmes, J.P. Holmes, all of Elizabeth City, and Chester Holmes of Norfolk. She was a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral of Mrs. Creef was conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in a Norfolk funeral home by Rev. Robert Lee Combs, Presbyterian minister of Norfolk. Burial was in Rosewood Memorial Park. Pall bearers were Nelson Sawyer, Willard Sawyer, Lindberg Holmes, Bobby Jarman and James Tugwell.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 3, 1959; pg. 4)

Olga Gibbs Creef

Olga Gibbs Creef, 87, formerly of Manteo, died Tuesday, March 25 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va.  She resided in Locust Grove, Va. with her daughter, Sheila, and special family friend, Nancy Scott.  She was born July 10, 1920 in Engelhard, the daughter of the late Same Jones and Mary Mydgette Gibbs.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Howard Creef.  She partnered with her husband in running a small family business.  She is survived by daughters: Elizabeth "Libby" Creef-Blizzard of Manteo and Sheila Creef of Locust Grove, Va.; a granddaughter, India Creef-Blizzard of San Diego, Calif.; her sister-in-law, Ruby and husband Billy Eves; her brother-in-law, H.A. and wife Elizabeth "Liz" Creef of Manteo; and many nieces and nephews.  Arrangements are pending.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 30, 2008; pg. 10A)

MANTEO - Olga Gibbs Creef of Manteo died March 25 in Virginia.  A service of remembrance will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday, August 20 at 3:30 p.m.  Burial of cremated remains will be in Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 17, 2008; pg. 10A)

Otis Elwood Creef

Otis Elwood Creef, 82, a native of East Lake and resident of Manteo, died Thursday [April 12, 1963] in a Raleigh hospital after a long illness. He was a son of James W. And Mrs. Civility Basnight Creef. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary Muse of Elizabeth City; 3 brothers: Van Creef of Elizabeth City and Seldon Creef and Sam J. Creef of Chesapeake, Va. A funeral service was conducted in Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. Burial was in Creef Cemetery at East Lake. The Rev. Harold Leatherman, pastor of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, and the Rev. R.M. Smithson, pastor of East Lake Methodist Church, officiated. "The Uncloudy Day" and "In The Sweet By & By" were sung by Mrs. Melba Kemp, Mrs. Hubert Ambrose, Frank Cahoon and H.G. Craddock. Mrs. Raymond Wescott accompanied at the organ. The casket pall consisted of red carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Wiley Lee, Chester Holmes, Harry Creef, John D. Creef, Wilbur Cohoon and Wilford Creef.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 19, 1963)

Phoebee (Owens) Creef
and child, Grady A. Creef

GUM NECK - We were all made sad last week to learn of the accident which occurred near the Lake Landing at East Lake, when Mr. Frank Creef, his wife, son and child who had been visiting Mrs. Creef's people at this place, were overturned and Mrs. Creef and one of the children were drowned. Mrs. Creef was a former native of this place and was dearly loved by all who knew her. She was always known to have a pleasant word for everyone and to know her was to be her friend.

DROWNED IN THE STORM - HORRIFIED FATHER SEES HIS WIFE AND CHILD PERISH - On April 14th about 4 o'clock p.m., Mr. F.F. Creef and wife and two children, and Mr. W.J. BASNIGHT of East Lake, suffered an accident while returning from a visit to friends. The party was in a shad boat which was struck by the cyclone mentioned in last week's Tar Heel. The fierce gale suddenly swooped down on the little craft and before the sail could be lowered the mast was wrenched from its socket and carried away, taking Mr. Creef with it and at the same time overturning the vessel, throwing the woman and her two children and Mr. Basnight into the foamed capped waves which the wind created. Mrs. Creef and a three year old child were drowned. The two men and a twelve year old boy saved themselves. The body of the baby was found afterwards jammed in-between a section of the vessel but the remains of the ill-fated mother have not yet been recovered. It was thought she was blown some distance away. Every effort to recover it is being made. The bereaved family is one of East Lake's most respected and esteemed. The entire community is shadowed by the terrible fatality of the mother and babe.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - April 24, 1903; pg. 2 & pg. 8)

Remee Alizabeth Creef

COLUMBIA - Remee Alizabeth Creef, born January 28, died February 2 in Nags Head. She was the beloved daughter of Robin Amy Creef and Anthony Newman Tramontano (biological father James Quintine Wheeler).  Remee is also survived by extended family members: Trisha, Tori, Trent Fraser, Kristin Creef, Trystan Beacham, and Chris Wheeler; grandparents Ronnie and Barbara Creef; Deborah and James Pledger and Dawn Beacham; Great-Grandparents, Eugene Henry Preiser and Esther Jane Croswait; and Newman extended family members including Preisers, Creefs, Wheelers, and Beachams.  Calling hours will be Friday February 5th 2010 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel MP 16 in Nags Head. The funeral and committal service will be Saturday February 6th 2010 at 3 pm, also at the funeral home. The Reverend Gary Bateman will officiate. Memorial donations in care of Remee's service may be made directly to Gallop Funeral Services, Inc.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 7, 2010; pg. 8A)

Ronald Brisco Creef

Ronald Brisco Creef, 90, of 1611 Edgewood Drive, formerly of Hoover Ave, South Norfolk Va. died Saturday, December 28, 2002 in the Albemarle Hospital. He was a native of Dare County and had retired from McAlister Towing Company. Mr. Creef was a member of the Seafarers Union, Woodmen of the World, and son of the late Willie Hinton and Sarah Duval Creef. Mr. Creef is survived by one sister Myrtle C. Everton of Elizabeth City, NC, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 PM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St. Elizabeth City, NC by Rev. William Otis. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the lobby of the Funeral Home immediately following the service and other times at the residence 1611 Edgewood Drive in Elizabeth City.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Sarah S. Creef

Mrs. Sarah S. Creef died at her home, the Blades Farm, near the new fairgrounds last Saturday night.  Her death is supposed to have been caused by a pressure of pus on the brain, the result of catarhal trouble of long standing.  She was about 38 years old and is survived by her husband, W.H. Creef, and nine children.  The family moved to this vicinity from Buffalo City, Dare County, about two years ago.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, July 2, 1920; pg. 1)

Seldon Bennett Creef

Seldon Bennett Creef, age 79, died Monday [April 22, 1963] at Norfolk. He was a native of East Lake and husband of Nancy Basnight Creef. Besides his wife he is survived by sons: N.J.W. Creef, W.B. Creef, and W.L. Creef.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 26, 1963)

Stella Dean Gallop Creef

Stella Dean Creef, 74, died May 14 [1996] at the residence. She was born in Wanchese, daughter of the late Leslie and Dile Meekins Gallop. Mrs. Creef was a member of the Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese. She is survived by her husband, Freddie Lee Creef; one daughter, Sheila Overfelt and her husband Joe Ben of Virginia Beach, VA; three sons: Joseph Berry John and his wife Debbie Davis of Virginia Beach, Leslie Garry John and his wife Debbie of Norfolk, and Freddie D. Creef and his wife Debbie of Norfolk; one step-son: Charlie Boy Creef of Florida; one sister: Theresa Daniels of Wanchese; and one brother: William "Bill" Gallop of Wanchese; 9 grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted May 16 in Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese with the Revs. Billy Holliday and Charles Etheridge officiating.  Twiford's funeral home in Chesapeake, VA is in charge. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 16, 1996)

Thomas Milton Creef

Thomas Milton Creef, 66, husband of Mrs. Alena Creef, died in Kecoughtan Veterans Hospital Tuesday [June 30, 1959] at 1:00 a.m. after an illness of 6 years, but had been hospitalized only a few weeks. He was a native of East Lake, he had resided in Manteo for the last 31 years. He was the son of the late Charles Truxton and Mrs. Nancy Sanderlin Creef. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Earl Green and one brother, Cloice H. Creef, both of Manteo, and two grandchildren. He was a member of the Zion Methodist Church of East Lake and a veteran of World War I. He was a man highly esteemed in his community. Funeral services were conducted at the Twiford Funeral Home Thursday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. George M. Kelley, retired Methodist Minister. Burial was in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 3, 1959; pg. 12)

Wilford Lee Creef

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Mr. Wilford Lee "Bill" Creef, age 79, of 900 Berea Church Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Albemarle Hospital. Mr. Creef was born in Dare County, NC, the son of the late Van O. and Lola Ann Alexander Creef, and was the husband of Fannie Alexander Creef. He was a retired Southern Baptist minister; retired from the Naval Air Rework Facility in Norfolk, VA with Materials and Supply; and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Besides his wife, Mr. Creef is survived by one daughter, Anya C. Davis of Camden, NC; two sons, Franklin Creef of Colonial Heights, VA and William Creef of Elizabeth City, NC; three sisters, Grace Whidbee and Joyce Marsh of Elizabeth City, NC, Margie Bafford of Baltimore, MD; one brother, Archie Creef of Carrboro, NC; and two grandchildren, Caitlin Davis and Patrick Davis. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at 2:00 PM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will be at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to Ocean View Baptist Church, Great Hope Baptist Church, or Berea Baptist Church. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Willie Felton Creef

Funeral services for Willie Felton Creef, 40, who died Monday [July 8, 1957] in McGuire Hospital in Richmond, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. in the Twiford Funeral Home Chapel in Elizabeth City by Rev. Paul R. Best, pastor of the Chesapeake Methodist Church of South Norfolk. Pallbearers were Kenneth Creef, Malory Everton, Donnie Everton, Delbert Creef, Bradford Creef, and Leroy Long. Burial was in Highland Park Cemetery. A native of East Lake in Dare County, he was the son of W.H. & Sarah Duvall Creef and husband of Mrs. Mary Creef.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, July 12, 1957; pg. 12)

Wilton Ferrell Creef, Jr.

WANCHESE - Wilton Ferrell Creef, Jr., 51, died Tuesday, January 26, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Creef was born in Norfolk, Va. and was a boat builder with Scarborough Boat Works. He was the son of Wilton Ferrell Creef, Sr. and Ramona G. Hayes of Wanchese. Besides his parents, he is survived by three sisters: Cindy D. Woyer and Lorri J. Harrell, both of Chesapeake, Va., and Tanya S. Bernard of Manteo; and one brother, Randy C. Creef of Virginia Beach, Va. A memorial service will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Friday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Eugene McLawhorn officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 28, 1999; pg. 6A)

Burgess G. Crisp

DARE COUNTY LOSES A FRIEND OF EDUCATION - Burgess G. Crisp, 58 years old, lawyer and Representative of Dare County, died Sunday morning at Manteo after having been recovered from the creek near his office where he had fallen a few minutes before. He was a chronic invalid and had eaten nothing for two weeks. In his weakened condition he fell off a wharf where he had paused to rest and was discovered about five minutes later. The physician who was called pronounced his heart in motion but no effort could revive him to consciousness. Mr. Crisp went to Manteo from Lenoir, N.C about 28 years ago. He was a Trinity College graduate, having been a close friend and graduate with Josephus Daniels. He was a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, had twice been Mayor of Manteo, and was a candidate to succeed himself for the House of Representatives after having served two terms. His most notable work in Dare County was performed when he was superintendent of the public schools where by his indefatigable efforts he initiated practically every improvement enjoyed today by the school children.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, September 1, 1922; pg. 3)

James Oliver Crockett

James “Jimmy” Oliver Crockett, 64, of Manns Harbor, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 surrounded by his loving family, including his beloved dog, Kizzy. Born in Hampton, Virginia, he was the son of the late Oliver James Crockett and the late Jeni Parks Crockett.   Jimmy is survived by his wife of 11 years, Crystal Simonds Crockett, his daughter Sarah, two sons, Nicolas and Timothy, mother and father in law, Linda and Joe Simonds of Portsmouth, Virginia, his sister, Sherri Marchelya and husband, Larry of Williamsburg, and a host of nieces and nephews.  A Funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Grace Lutheran By the Sea Church in Nags Head with Father Fred Barrett officiating. A Viewing will occur one hour prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, at the Church. Immediately following the service, there will be a reception and fellowship, also at the Church.   Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

Meredith Trenton Crow

Meredith Trenton Crow, 85, of Kitty Hawk died on Jan. 2. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Tanya; two daughters, Lynn Cole and husband Jack of Towson, MD, and Cindy Beacham-Price and husband Billy of Powells Point; two sons, David Crow and wife Patty of McLean, VA, and Stephen Crow and wife Cindy of Maple Valley, WA; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Crow served his country in the US Navy during World War II.  Following military service, he built a successful career in federal services in Washington, DC. Besides being a professional engineer, he was also employed in several federal agencies, including the Treasury Department, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the USDA.  He was also a staffer for New Mexico Senator Joseph M. Montoya and for the Environment and Public Works Senate Committee.  A graveside funeral and committal service was held Jan. 6 at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  Brad Bradshaw officiated.  Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - January 2013)

Dustin Lee Crum

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Dustin Lee Crum, 41, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 at the Outer Banks Hospital.  Dustin was born on January 15, 1971 in Norfolk, VA and raised on Bells Island in Currituck, NC.  He attended Currituck County High School and was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Shawboro, NC.  Dustin was a stone mason, an avid fisherman and surfer and loved the Outer Banks.  He is survived by his mother, Donna Willis Stanley of Wilmington, NC, his father, Lawrence Ronald Crum of Williamsburg, VA, and brother Richard Scott Crum also of Williamsburg, VA.  A private service will be held by the family at a later date.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Hubert Temple Crumpler, Jr.

Hubert Temple (Teddy) Crumpler, Jr., 42, died Sunday, Oct. 17.  Born in Norfolk, Va., he was a carpenter.  Surviving are his parents, Hubert T. Crumpler, Sr. and Gloria Wiggs, both of Chesapeake, Va.; a son Travis Bradley Crumpler of Manteo; two brothers: Robert and Michael Crumpler, both of Chesapeake.  Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 24 at Roanoke Island Baptist Church with the Rev. John Charles officiating.  Burial followed at Manteo Cemetery.   Twiford Colony Chapel handled arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, October 28, 1999; pg. 10A)

Lyle Crysler

TRAVERSE CITY - Lyle Crysler, 71, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2003, following an extended illness. He was born May 3, 1932, in Bitely, Mich.  Lyle was the son of Earl and Ella Crysler and spent his young years growing up on the family farm near Baldwin; he had many happy memories from that time.  Lyle served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, spending two years in Anchorage, Alaska.  Lyle is survived by his former wife, Emerald McClure; three children, Steven, Russell and Cynthia Crysler, all of the Traverse City area; two brothers, Clare and Loren; two sisters, Gertrude Gulliff and Viola Hooker; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  A private family memorial dinner was held on Wednesday evening at the home of his son, Steven.  (Record-Eagle [Traverse City, Michigan] - July 12, 2003)

Aileen Daniels Cudworth

BEL AIR, MD - Aileen Daniels Cudworth, 88, of Bel Air MD, daughter of the late Charles Bailey Daniels and Deborah Ann Daniels of Wanchese NC, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at Brightview Assisted Living in Bel Air after a short illness.  She graduated from Manteo NC High School in 1942 and Norfolk VA Business School. In 1957 her husband’s job moved them to Cherry Hill NJ and in 1966 to the Baltimore area where they settled in Bel Air in 1968.  Soon after retiring from the Harford County School System in 1986, Aileen lost her right leg in a lawnmower accident.   She and her husband then retired back to Manteo NC in 1987. In 1996 they returned to live in Bel Air to be near their sons and their families.  After committing her life to Christ in 1957 at a Billy Graham Crusade in New York City, she devoted herself to studying the word of God, intercessory prayer, and serving in various positions in her home churches. She taught teenage girls in Sunday school for 40 years. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and faithful servant of her Lord.  She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Cudworth in 2010 while they were living at Oak Crest Village in Baltimore.  She is survived by her two sons, Curtis Cudworth and wife Susan of Bel Air MD, Carroll (Carl) Cudworth and wife Sally of Bel Air MD, and three grandsons, Aaron Cudworth of Bel Air MD, Ethan Cudworth of Baltimore MD,  and Jordan Cudworth of Maui HI, a sister, Dot Burrus, of Manteo NC, and two brothers, Charles Daniels and wife Molly of Wanchese NC, and Elmo (Popeye) Daniels and wife Jean of Wanchese NC, as well as many dear nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be held at the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese NC on Saturday, November 10, at 1:00 PM followed by funeral services at 2:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 Alma S. Cudworth

NORFOLK - Alma S. Cudworth, "Mama, Gram Gram, Sister, Aunt Al", beloved mother, surrounded by her family, left this world Jan. 29, 2010, to join the angels in heaven. Waiting to greet her there is her husband, Perrin L. Cudworth, and her parents, Fritz and Alice Hayman. Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Nina Brothers; her children, Randy (Kathy) Cudworth, Candy Dennis, Nina (Jimmie) Bean, Debbie (Garry) John; her grandchildren, Randy, Perri, and Bubba John, Heather (John) Robinson, Sherri (David) Fay, Brittany (Andrew) Craft, Geoff Bean, Lesley (Brian) Strangways, Bill (Susan) John; great-grandchildren, Bari, Alex, Hannah, Jack, Maddy, Perrin, Will, Dylan, Tyler; her niece, Jinx, nephews, Fritz and Johnny; special friend, Dorothy; and a host of relatives and friends. She was born Aug. 5, 1924, graduated from Tarpon Springs High School, and married the love of her life, Perrin, on April 15, 1950. Memories of vacations at the beach and Friday's "Pizza Chicken Night" will be etched in the memories of her family forever. She welcomed her loved ones with her sparkling blue eyes and sweet smile, and never missed a chance to slip a grandchild a little money for a coke cola. She was kind and generous, and always followed the rule, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." She was an inspiration to all who knew her and a shining example of God's love. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all of the people at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. You loved and watched over our precious Mama this past year and we will never forget you. Goodbye Mama and thank you for everything. God bless you. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese, N.C. The family will welcome friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive, Monday, Feb. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, January 31. 2010)

 George Dewey Cudworth

Capt. George Dewey Cudworth, Sr., 61, husband of Mrs. Effie Manning Cudworth and son of the late Llewellyn and Mrs. Rebecca Creef Cudworth, died in his home in Norfolk, Sunday.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons: George D. Cudworth, Jr. and Perrin L. Cudworth, both of Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. Lora Creef and Mrs. Arvilla Midgette, both of Wanchese; a brother: Vance Cudworth of Manteo; 6 grandchildren.  Capt Cudworth was a native of Wanchese and lived in Norfolk most of his life.  He was a member of Lafayette Prebysterian Church, Corinthian Masonic Lodge #266, John Walters Royal Arch Chapter #68, Grice Commandery #16, Knights Templar, Khedive Temple, and the Internal Organization of Masters, Mates And Pilots.  Until his retirement he was a tug boat captain.  A funeral service was held in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Tuesday.  Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk.  (Unknown newspaper -  January 27, 1961)

John M. Cudworth

WANCHESE MERCHANT BURIED THURSDAY - Funeral services for John M. Cudworth, 51, of Wanchese who died Tuesday in a Norfolk, Va. hospital, were conducted Thursday afternoon at 3:00 at Wanchese Methodist Church by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor, assisted by the Rev. H.R. Ashemore, pastor of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo. Burial was in the Cudworth Cemetery. Mr. Cudworth was a native and resident of Wanchese, Dare County, the son of Rebecca Creef and Llewellyn Cudworth, and husband of Mrs. Alma Etheridge Cudworth. He was a member of Wanchese Methodist Church and a merchant for the last 30 years.  Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons: John M. Cudworth, Jr. and William Cudworth, both of Norfolk; four daughters: Mrs. Arthur Gollobin of Elizabeth City, Mrs. David Farrow of Manteo, and Misses Inia and Ruth Cudworth of Wanchese; two brothers: George Cudworth of Norfolk and Vance Cudworth of Wanchese; four sisters: Mrs. Nettie Daniels, Mrs.. Orville Midgett, Mrs. Lora Creef, all of Wanches, and Mrs. Nannie Midgett of Manteo; and seven grandchildren.  The pallbearers were H.L. Davis, Dallas Tillett, J.W. Davis, W.W. Baum, M.L. Daniels, Jr. and L.V. Gaskill.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C.W. Guthrie of Wanchese and Rev. H.R. Ashmore of Manteo.  The floral offerings were man and the funeral had a large attendance.(The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 16, 1952; pg. 1)

John Moile Cudworth

John Moile “J.M.” Cudworth, 81, of Wanchese, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, in his residence. “J.M.” was born in Wanchese and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  He was a retired Captain with Maritrans Towing Co., after 37 years.  “J.M.” was a popular local musician, singing with several country music bands most notably, the “String Dusters”.  He served his country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He was predeceased by his parents, John Moile and Alma Etheridge Cudworth and was the husband of 62 years to Hettie Tillett Cudworth.  In addition to his wife, surviving are three daughters, Connie Cudworth Bateman and husband, Mitchell of Wanchese, Cammie Cudworth Daniels and husband, Chris of Hampton, VA and Katie Cudworth Furr and husband, Andy of Wilmington, NC; one son, J. Cudworth of Manteo; two sisters in law, Rose Hewitt Setzer and Eleanor Tillett Meekins; grandchildren, Stephen Bateman, Justin Bateman, Heidi Swanson, Carmen Allen, Madison Cudworth, Christian Cudworth,  Drew Furr, Landon Furr, and Daniel Furr; and great granddaughter, Kaylee Rose Swanson.  “J.M.” was also predeceased by his sisters, Rhoda Ballance, Camilla Farrow, Rebecca Gollobin, Inis Hayden and Ruth Cudworth and two brothers, John Cudworth and Murray Cudworth.  A celebration of life will be in Bethany United Methodist Church, Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. by Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith, Rev. David Daniels and Rev. Kenny Midgett. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lewellyn Cudworth

CAPT. LEW, A GOOD MAN HAS PASSED AWAY - A stalwart figure has passed from the ken [sic] of Roanoke Island in the death of Capt. Lewellyn Cudworth who after more than four score years has been gathered unto his fathers. He was one of those firm but gentle souls who are a rock of strength and inspiration to their neighbors, whose silent example encourages others to do their best. He lived not by sham nor pretense, he was no hypocrite, he tried his best to bring up into the world fine children, and they rise up to call him blessed. He sacrificed the last dollars saved for the comforts of his old age, and readily chose to face the future empty handed, for the comfort and pleasure of a child. He lived beyond the space of time allotted to a good and loyal wife who was a true helpmeet. He put his best in his home and was happy. His wife died just a year or two ago. Capt. Cudworth was a boatman and one of the best. He was loyal to his employers, he was faithful to every trust, he put his best into the safekeeping of the passengers entrusted to his care. Years ago he was made Sheriff of the County. He discharged his duties faithfully and well; but he could not bear to lift his hand against his neighbor [paper is torn out here but part of the obit continued in the next column]....oldest son was when he died, and never got to the funeral, perhaps has not heard of it yet. All the rest of his sons and daughters were there at the last rites.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 5, 1935; pg. 3)

Louis N. Cudworth

PARKVILLE, MD - Louis (Lou) N. Cudworth, 86, of Oak Crest Village in Parkville, MD, died June 22, 2010 of congestive heart and kidney failure at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Towson, MD. Mr. Cudworth was a retired Vice President of Maintenance, Repairs, and Construction for Moran Towing Company, He was born March 16, 1924 in Manteo, NC to Vance and Ina Cudworth and was raised in Norfolk, VA. Following high school he began working in various shipyards where he learned many of the skills that would serve him later on in his career. It was here that he met Aileen Daniels who was attending Norfolk Business College and they were married in 1942.   During World War 2 he served in the Merchant Marines, traveling around the world delivering supplies and armament for the troops. It was during this time that he sustained an injury to his right elbow that would restrict many physical activities for the rest of his life. Following the war he joined Curtis Bay Towing Company (later to become Moran Towing Company) in Norfolk as an engineer responsible for operation and maintenance of ocean going tugboats serving east coast ports. Mr. Cudworth would spend the rest of his working career in the tugboat industry.   In 1956 he relocated to Philadelphia, PA to take a promotion as the port engineer responsible for maintenance and operation of 8-10 working tugboats.   He moved to Baltimore, MD in 1966 and took the position of Vice President of Maintenance, Repairs, and New Construction, responsible for repairs and maintenance all of the tugboats in the ports of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. In addition, he was responsible for the design and construction of new tugs added to the fleet.   Mr. Cudworth retired in 1986. He was well respected throughout the tugboat industry by his peers as a tugboat systems specialist and man who could be counted on to keep the tugs running.   One of his sons recalls, "I always remember Dad working crazy hours when a tug was out of commission and then coming home with grease all over his clothing. Mom used to get upset with him for wearing a suit to work and then getting in the middle of an engine teardown or other maintenance activity without changing his clothes first. Years after he was promoted to the managerial level he still couldn't resist getting his hands dirty with the crews. It was his life and what he did best."   Following retirement Mr. Cudworth and his wife moved back to Manteo, NC for about 10 years. They then moved to Bel Air, MD to be closer to their sons and grandchildren.   Mr. Cudworth became a born-again Christian in 1957 while attending a Billy Graham crusade in Philadelphia, PA. After that he spent much of his spare time serving in the church as a deacon, working on various committees, and singing in the choir. He was a firm believer in giving back to God a tithe of the material blessings God had blessed him with. He spent many years with the Gideon's ministry that purchases and distributes Bibles throughout the world. Late in his career he made a mission trip to assist with a problem with a large diesel engine used to power a Christian radio station on the island of Bonaire off the coast of South America.   He enjoyed participating in sports activities with his sons as they were growing up, both as a spectator and assisting with coaching. One of his sons recalls "Dad often said it was the happiest time of his life, teaching us how to play ball at an early age and then as we got older traveling around and watching our games. I think he regretted that he was no longer capable of doing some of those things himself after he hurt his elbow in the war."   Mr. Cudworth is survived by his wife Aileen, two sons, Curt and Carl and their wives Susan and Sally, respectively, of Bel Air, MD, three grandsons, Aaron of Bel Air, MD, Ethan of Baltimore, MD, and Jordan of Maui, HA, and one sister, Jean of Wanchese, NC. He was predeceased by four other sisters Lois, Wilma, Ina Burns, and Iris Lee.   A visitation will be held at the Twiford Funeral Home Friday, June 25, 2010 from 7:00-8:30 PM and the funeral service will be held at the Bethany United Methodist Church, Wanchese, NC Saturday, June 26 at 2:00 PM. He will be interred following the service at the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 24, 2010; pg. 10A)

Oscar Levene Cudworth

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. -- Oscar Levene Cudworth, 84, died October 6 in Virginia Beach. Mr. Cudworth was born in Wanchese and was a retired tug boat captain operating a sea going tug for many years. He was a member of the Norfolk Police Department, detective bureau and was also a Merchant Marine during WWII. He was a member of the George W. Wright Lodge #346, AF&AM and American legion Post #110. He was the son of the late Oscar Levene Cudworth, Sr. and Louise Daniels Cudworth and brother of the late Vivian Cudworth Daniels. He was the husband of Mildred Watkins Cudworth. He is also survived by a son, Vaden L. Cudworth and his wife Judith of Hertford; granddaughter Wendy C. Van Fossen and husband Timothy of Virginia Beach; grandson Alan V. Cudworth and great-granddaughters: Caitlin and Victoria Van Fossen. A funeral service with Masonic rites will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Rayfield officiating. A church service will be conducted at Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese on Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Cudworth Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 8, 2002; pg. 15A)

Ruth Marie Cudworth

Ruth Marie Cudworth, 72, of Wanchese died Friday, March 11, 2011 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Wanchese, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Alma Etheridge Cudworth. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  Ruth is survived by a daughter, Trina C. Twine of Elizabeth City; a brother, J.M. Cudworth of Wanchese; and three grandsons, Chandon Brandon of Manteo and Noah and Tanner Twine both of Elizabeth City.  A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo by the Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.   Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

William Murray Cudworth

MANTEO - Captain William Murray Cudworth, born September 6, 1942, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2007. Born in Wanchese, NC, he was the son of John Moile Cudworth and Alma Etheridge Cudworth both deceased. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Perry Cudworth. He is survived by his special love, Linda Lane Hodges and five children, Robin Cudworth Elliott, William Murray Cudworth, Jr. (BC), Christy Bell Cudworth, Carl Collins Cudworth and Crystal Rose Cudworth. He had three grandchildren, Jeffrey Landon Elliott, Jaidee Lynn Elliott, and Ezekiel Mathis Cudworth. He is also survived by his brother, John Moile Cudworth, Jr., sister, Ruth Marie Cudworth and his loving nieces, nephews and brother and sister in laws. He was a special father figure to Angie Hooper and husband, Sean and Laura Beasley and husband, Hank. He was a loving "Pop" to Jeni Leigh Hooper, Rollins Cole Beasley, William Fisher Beasley and Keegan Bay Beasley. Captain Murray was an avid fisherman since the young age of thirteen when he began working as a mate on charter boats. He progressed during his life as the captain of commercial vessels sailing from the north and south Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. His love for the sea and fishing defined him as a legend among the locals and the many situations he faced on the open water were inspiring adventures. At gatherings with family and friends, he was begged to play his guitar and sing country songs. Murray's special voice and presence captivated his audiences, large and small, old and young. He gave all he had to give and never expected anything in return; he was just happy to help anyone in need. He loved to talk and was always entertaining with his stories. He was never selfish with his broad smile and handshake to all who knew him well and to those he had just met for the first time. Murray's legacy would be that he was liked by all and loved by many. The funeral service will be held at the Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 2:00 pm with a burial service afterwards at the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. The family is receiving friends following the services at the Bethany Methodist Church fellowship hall. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 1, 2007; pg. 10A)

Evelyn Joan Quidley Cullipher

BUXTON - Evelyn Joan Quidley Cullipher, 88, of Buxton, NC died Monday, August 30, 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Cullipher was born in Buxton and was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. She was the daughter of the late Omasa and Evelena Stowe Quidley and the widow of the late William Edward Cullipher. Mrs. Cullipher is survived by two daughters, Barbara C. Niedrauer and Rose C. Durose, both of Orlando, FL; a brother, Edward Quidley of Buxton, NC; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Lighthouse Assembly of God, Buxton, NC on Thursday, September 2, 2004 at 1:00 pm with Rev. David Waterfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery in Buxton. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 2, 2004; pg. 12A)

Evelyn Dough Culpepper

CHAPEL HILL - Evelyn Dough Culpepper, 93, died Saturday, Jan. 23 in a Chapel Hill hospital. Mrs. Culpepper, born in Virginia Beach, Va., was a long time resident of Nags Head and a homemaker. Mrs. Culpepper was the daughter of the late Mills and Addie Willis Dough and the widow of the late Charlie Sherman Culpepper. She is survived by three daughters: Fay Culpepper of Chapel Hill, Shirley Turpin of Kill Devil Hills, and Pat Jennette of Kitty Hawk; one son, Sherman Culpepper of Virginia Beach; and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Dolly Cemetery in Nags Head. Twiford's Colony Chapel is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 26, 1999; pg. 3A)

Horatio B. Culpepper, Jr.

Nags Head lost one of its most popular and respected boys ever to grow up there when Horatio B. Culpepper, Jr. died.  He was 20 years old and a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He had lived in Dare all his life until his enlistment two and a half years ago.  Funeral services were conducted at the residence of his parents in Nags Head on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m.  The Rev. Frank Dinwiddie conducted the rites.  Interment was in the Dolly Cemetery at Nags Head.  Young Culpepper died at 9:15 p.m. Monday at the Marine Hospital in Norfolk as the result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident near Accomac, Virginia on the preceding Tuesday night.  At the time of his death he was stationed at the Old Plantation Flat Lighthouse at Cape Charles, Virginia.  He wad the only child and is survived by his parents, Horatio B. Culpepper and Dorothy White Culpepper of Nags Head; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Asa White of Manteo; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alwilda Culpepper.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 27, 1951; pg. 1)

John E. Culpepper

JOHN E. CULPEPPER DIES AT NAGS HEAD - John E. Culpepper, 72, one of the best known citizens of Nags Head where he had been a lifelong resident, died Sunday [June 4, 1944] after a long period of failing health. Mr. Culpepper was a popular citizen with all those who knew him. His circle of friends extended all over Eastern North Carolina. His father was the late Tom Culpepper of Nags Head. Mr. Culpepper had been active all his life in the fishing business at Nags Head. At the time of his death he was a member of the Dare County ABC Board. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alwilda Daniels Culpepper, and the following sons: H.B. and H.W. Culpepper of Nags Head, Lt. Sherman Culpepper of Florida. The funeral services were conducted at the home and concluded at the graveside Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. G.W. Crutchfield of Kitty Hawk officiating. "Last Mile of the Way" and "The Old Rugged Cross" were sung by Mrs. B.H. Davis, Mrs. Walter Gaskill, Mrs. James Gaskill, Mrs. Ellis Tillett, Mrs. Preston Daniels, Mrs. Pete Daniels and Robert Midgett. The casket pall consisted of Easter lilies and baby breath. Pallbearers were L.L. Johnson, E.L. Mann, M.G. Howlett, L.C. Meekins, Pete Daniels and Charlie Marti Johnson.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 9, 1944; pg. 1)

Ruby M. Culpepper

IN NAGS HEAD - Mrs. Ruby M. Culpepper, 86, of Nags Head, died Tuesday [Nov. 2, 1982] at 3:40 a.m. in Albemarle Hospital.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo.  Mrs. Culpepper was a native of Key West, Fla.  She had lived at Guardian Care Rest Home for the past three years and lived most of her life in Nags Head.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary JoAnn Foster of Kill Devil Hills, and a son, John Daniels Culpepper of Elizabeth City; five grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, November 3, 1982; pg. 8)

IN NAGS HEAD - Mrs. Ruby M. Culpepper, 86, of Nags Head, died November 2 at 3:40 a.m. in Albemarle Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Nags Head Baptist Church by the Rev. David Daniels.  Burial was in the Dolly Cemetery, Nags Head.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Culpepper was a native of Key West, Fla.  She lived at Guardian Care Rest Home for the past three years and lived most of her life in Nags Head, N.C.  She was a member of the Baptist Church and the daughter of the late Joseph and Mrs. Mary Roberts and widow of the late Eldon Roy Culpepper.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary JoAnn Foster of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and a son, John Daniels Culpepper of Elizabeth City; and five grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, November 10, 1982; pg. 8)

Donald A. Cunningham, Sr.

SOUTHERN SHORES - Donald A Cunningham, Sr. DC., born December 6, 1939 ,passed away at his home in Southern Shores, NC Wednesday , September 1, 2010. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Josephine Mesner Cunningham and Paul Cunningham, a brother Gerald Cunningham all of Akron Oh. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Marie Snipes Cunningham, one son Alan Cunningham and wife Sami Jo of Point Harbor, NC., two daughters ;Julia Cunningham Alley of Southern Shores and Elizabeth Cunningham Epps of Kitty Hawk, NC, two grandsons Joshua Keith Adcox & Jamey Alan Adcox of Kitty Hawk, NC, one great granddaughter Hayley Renee Adcox of King NC, one brother Harold Cunningham of Marble Head OH, three sisters Jean Fawley, June Hall and Joann Bray all of Akron OH area, one sister-in-law Elizabeth Snipes Keyes of Richmond, VA, two brothers-in-law Robert Roy Snipes, Jr. and David Clyde Snipes of Ashland, Va. and many nieces and nephews.  After high school Don joined the USMC in 1956 and served with honor. He was a life long Marine and in later years enjoyed visiting the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, VA.   Don was a graduate of Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa and practiced for many years in Whiteville, Raleigh and Henderson., NC prior to moving to the Outer Banks 22 years ago. He was an avid angler on the Outer Banks of NC and on Kerr Lake, NC. He won many fishing citations and fishing tournaments. Fishing was his passion. Don also was a regular member of several poker clubs in Southern Shores and enjoyed a good game of cards. He enjoyed many sports with NASCAR being his favorite. Don was cofounder with his wife of Coastal Staffing Service and Virginia Staffing Service and served as Vice President at the time of his death.  Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.  In accordance with John’s final wishes, no services are planned. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (Gallop Funeral Service)

Aldridge Warlin Curles

MANTEO - Aldridge "Poss" Warlin Curles, 68, died Friday, March 8 in a Hertford nursing facility. Born in Poplar Branch, he was the son of the late Jackson Lewis and Fannie Rogers Curles. He was the husband of Mary Farrow Curles of the home. Mr. Curles was a retired electrician and commercial fisherman. He was also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 step-sons: Velton Austin of Wanchese, Alphe Austin of Portsmouth, Va., Richard Austin of Frisco and James Kelly, Jr. of Kansas; three sisters: Dara M. Hines of Florida, Josephine McDonald of Elizabeth City and Gladys White of Virginia Beach; three brothers: Jack L. Curles, Garfield Curles and Major E. Curles, all of Wanchese. Graveside services were held on March 10 in Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk with the Rev. Steve Crews officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 12, 1996)

Fannie Rodgers Curles

IN VIRGINIA BEACH - Mrs. Fannie Rodgers Curles, 85, of 500 Rudee Ave, Va. Beach, Va., died at her residence on Wednesday [Feb. 16, 1983].  She was a native of Duck, N.C., was a homemaker and a member of the Duck United Methodist Church.  Graveside services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Johnny Chase, pastor of Wanchese Assembly of God Church.  The family will be at the home of G.C. Curles, Wanchese, N.C.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Curles was the daughter of the late Major and Mrs. Josephine Dunton Rodgers and the widow of the late Jackson Curles.  Mrs. Curles is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Dona Hines of Duck, Mrs. Josephine McDonald of Elizabeth City, N.C. and Mrs. Gladys White of Va. Beach; 4 sons: Jack Curles, Aldridge Curles, G.C. Curles and Major Curles, all of Wanchese; 19 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, February 23, 1983; pg. 5)

Jackson Lewis Curles

WANCHESE - Jackson "Jack" Lewis Curles, 80, of Wanchese, NC died Friday, March 19, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Curles, born in Duck, NC, was retired with 20 years of service in the U.S. Navy, having served during WWII. He was the son of the late Jackson and Fannie Rodgers Curles and the widower of the late Hazel Buchert Curles. Mr. Curles is survived by two sisters, Gladys C. White of Virginia Beach, VA and Dora C. Hines of Tampa, FL; and one brother, Major Curles of Wanchese, NC. A graveside service will be held in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, NC on Monday, March 22, 2004 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Steve Crews officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of Jean Curles Tillett, 452 E.R. Daniels Rd., Wanchese, NC. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 21, 2004)

Mary Farrow Curles

Mary Farrow Curles, 76, died December 1 at the Currituck House. Curles, a Hatteras native, was born on November 4, 1936 to the late Lester B. Farrow, Sr. and the late Salina Gaskins Farrow. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Janet Farrow Foster and Jean Bunting, and two brothers, Buster Farrow and Johnny Farrow.  Surviving are her four sons, Velton Austin, Jr. and wife Sharon, Alphe Austin and wife Debbie, Richard Austin and wife Rebecca, and James Kelley, II and wife Trena. She is also survived by her brother, Dick Farrow, and her sisters, Carolyn Parker and Barbara Bunting. Also left to cherish her memory are her nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  The funeral service was held at Cape Hatteras Baptist Church with the Reverend Russ Howard and the Reverend Dwight Burris officiating. Burial was at the Farrow Family Cemetery in Frisco.  The family extends special thanks to hospice nurse Amber Lane and the staff of the Currituck House.   Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - December 6, 2012)

Curtis Lionel Curling

IN KITTY HAWK - Curtis Lionel Curling, 65, of 116 Lunar Drive died Sunday [April 18, 1982] in a hospital.  He was a native of Princess Anne County, Va. and a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and Duck Woods Golf Club.  He had retired from Todd Farm Equipment as a salesman and was a former owner and operator of the Buccaneer Motel.  Survivors include his wife, Miriam W. Curling; two daughters: Jacqueline C. Davis and Carol C. Ransdell, both of Virginia Beach; three sisters: Bessie Nuckols, Beulah Humphries and Mildred Owens; and a brother, James E. Curling, all of Virginia Beach; and seven grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, April 21, 1982; pg. 15)

Leroy Franklin Curtis, Sr.

Leroy Franklin Curtis, Sr., 81, of Wanchese died Saturday, Oct. 23 at his residence.  He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, retired from the USN Civil Service and was a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict.  He was a Mason in the Rendencion Lodge in Caminera, Cuba, a member of Lake Drummond AF&AM in Deep Creek, Chesapeake, Va., Tall Cedars of Lebanon of Portsmouth, VA., and held the Legion of Honor in DeMolay.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Lua Cummings Curtis, and a sister, Catherine Smith of Quimby, Iowa.  Surviving are his wife, Desselle Parker of the residence; one daughter, Carolyn Driggs of Chesapeake, Va.; one son, Dr. Leroy F. Curtis of Atlanta; one sister, Marjorie Sindt of Correctionville, Iowa; and one brother, L.E. Curtis of Dearborne Heights, Mich.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Memorial services with Masonic rites were held at Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Dept., Manteo Station, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, with Station Chaplin Eddie Francis and Dr. Leroy Curtis, Jr. officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, handled arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, October 28, 1999; pg. 10A)

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