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Brenda Stone Dail

KITTY HAWK RESIDENT - Brenda Stone Dail, 54, of 4321 Rogers Street, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 in Duke University Medical Center, Durham. Mrs. Dail was born in Currituck County, and was the daughter of the late Doyle Vincent Sr. and Patricia Spruill Stone. The owner and operator of Kitty Hawk Cleaning Service, she had also worked at the Nags Head Bowling Alley.  Surviving are her husband, Roy Dail; two daughters, Wendy Craddock and husband, Josh, of East Lake and Lindsey Dail of Kill Devil Hills; a son, Miles Dail of Kitty Hawk; three sisters, Kathy Taber of Spanaway, Wash., and April Colson and Robin Bridgers, both of Hertford; a brother, Vincent Stone of Greenville; two granddaughters, Candice Craddock and Miley Dail; step-mother, Louise Stone; and several loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Geraldine Stone. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Austin Cemetery by Homer Styons, minister. Friends may join the family Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Chapel, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford, and all other times at the residence.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Thursday, January 12, 2012)

Joseph Leroy Dail, Jr.

Joseph Leroy Dail, Jr., 65, died Nov. 23, 2007, in his residence. Joe was born in Franklin, the son of the late Joseph Leroy and Annie Worrell Dail and reared in Newsoms, Va. He was a graduate of Southampton High School, attended East Carolina University and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam era. Joe was a former relief pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization. Joe retired from the technical department of Union Camp Corporation and was a former Realtor. He was a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Joe was very involved in community affairs, having served on the board of Paul D. Camp Community College, the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce. An avid golfer, he helped organize many charity golf tournaments. He was a former basketball coach at Southampton Academy in Courtland, a former YMCA basketball coach in Franklin and was a former member of the Courtland Ruritan Club. Joe was chairman of the clean-up committee of downtown Franklin after the flood from Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lannie Gene Gardner Dail; one daughter, Dee Larion and husband Ken; one son, J. Michael Dail and wife Amy; five grandchildren, Victoria Dail, Jacob Larion, Kelsey Honeycutt, Deanna Larion and Kyle Honeycutt. A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home, 206 W. 4th Ave., Franklin, VA 23851 with the Dr. John Check officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 27, 2007; pg. 10A)

Arkansas Hooper Dailey

ELIZABETH CITY - Funeral rites for Mrs. N.W. [Nasa William] Daily, who died Tuesday [Nov. 11, 1952] at her home following a long illness were conducted Thursday afternoon at 3:30 at the home by the Rev. R.L. Jerome, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery.  Mrs. Daily was a native of Salvo and was a member of one of the most prominent families of the Outer Banks. She had lived in Elizabeth City for 48 years. She was the daughter of Captain Edward and Mary M. Hooper, widow of Nasa William Daily and a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons: Dallas T. Daily of Raleigh and William A. Daily of Houston, Texas.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 14, 1952; pg. 1)

Armecia Wilson Dailey
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 30, 1975; pg. 12A


Benjamin Baxter Dailey (1844-1914)
(unknown newspaper for left article - right article from Greensboro Record - Nov. 23, 1914 submitted by Linda Lau)

Dina O'Neal Dailey
The Coastland Times – Tuesday, December 20, 1983; pg. 9

Fabius F. Dailey

CAPE HATTERAS LOSES OLD TIME LIFE SAVER - Fabius F. Dailey, 69, one of the best known citizens of Buxton, Cape Hatteras, passed away [April 18, 1937] at the age of 69 at the Marine Hospital in Norfolk after several weeks illness with a heart ailment. For several days he had been kept under an oxygen tent to aid his respiration. Mr. Dailey was a retired surfman of the Coast Guard and had taken part in many wrecks along the coast. He was a plain, honest, upright citizen who lived at peace with the world, and died with the good will of all his neighbors. Besides his wife, Palmira Midgett Dailey, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Louria F. Midgett of Buxton, N.C., and Mrs. Zella G. Simpson of Staten Island, N.Y.; two sons, Richard B. Dailey of Hatteras, and Fabius H. Dailey of Alexandria; three brothers, N.W. Dailey of Elizabeth City, J.B. Dailey of Long Island, N.Y., and J.H. Dailey of Buxton; and eight grandchildren. Mr. Dailey was a native and lifelong resident of Buxton, son of the late Captain Ben Dailey. He was a member of the Buxton Methodist Church, Wanchese Lodge A.F. & A.M., Manteo Tribe, I.O.R.M., and Hatteras Camp, W.O.W.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Joseph Benjamin Dailey

Joseph Benjamin Dailey, age 79, died [Dec. 11, 1953] in Babylon, New York. Graveside services will be conducted Dec. 15 in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery by the Rev. H.R. Ashemore, pastor of the Manteo Methodist Church. He was a native of Buxton and a former resident of Manteo. He has been a resident of Babylon, N.Y. for the past 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Armecia Wilson Dailey; 2 sons: J.B. Dailey and Aldon Dailey and 3 grandchildren, all of Babylon, New York. Pallbearers are: Horatio G. Midgett, Dewey A. Midgett, D. Creedan Midgett, W. Harris Midgett, Asa H. Gray, Sr. and Jack Wilson.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1953)

Joshua Halstead Dailey
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 21, 1967; pg. 8

Myrtle Midgett Henry Dailey

NORFOLK - Myrtle Midgett Henry Dailey, 75, of Norfolk Va., a retired supervisor supply technician died Dec. 12, in her home.  Mrs. Dailey was born in Mashoes, Dare County.  She was the widow of George W. Dailey.  She was retired from the Naval Supply Center in Norfolk and was a member of Glenwood Park Presbyterian Church.  Survivors include a son, W.T. Henry, Sr. of Pineland, Texas.; three grandchildren, W.T. Henry, Jr. of Norfolk, G.S. Henry and V.L. Henry, both of Bettendorf, Iowa; two great-grandchildren, J.D. Henry of Norfolk and A.J. Henry of Bettendorf, Iowa.  Graveside services were held Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Samuel D. Austin.  Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, handled arrangements.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - December 14, 1994)

Palmira "Mollie" Midgett Dailey
The Coastland Times
Friday, March 5, 1954; pg. 8

Richard Baxter Dailey
The Coastland Times
Friday, May 13, 1966; pg. 8

Vonnie Skipper Dampier

NAGS HEAD - Vonnie Skipper Dampier joined her loving Savior Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. She passed peacefully in the presence of her devoted daughters and in the care of the loving staff of Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nags Head (formerly Britthaven of the Outer Banks). She was born May 7, 1924, in Russellville, S.C., the only child of Harry Leon and Edna DuBose Skipper. Vonnie retired after 28 years of service from the Technical Department of Union Camp Corporation in Franklin, Va. After retirement, she and her husband Bob "Red" Dampier moved to the Outer Banks. He was a contractor and founder of the Nags Head AA group. Vonnie was a charter member of Still Waters Baptist Church founded in March 1999 in Nags Head. She has joined her husband, Jack, and their first daughter, Judi Jeffers Siragusa and her husband Bob. To cherish her memory are five daughters, Jackie Blythe and husband Ed of Courtland, Va., Janice Foley and husband Charles of Warrenton, Va., Pat Stoffel and husband Mike of Kill Devil Hills, Arlene Pittman of Sedley, Va., and Darlene Pope and husband John of Courtland; stepdaughter, Billy George and husband Eddie of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; and stepson, Bobby Dampier of Carolina Beach, N.C.; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and her dearest friend and sister in Christ, Inez Walker. Britthaven of the Outer Banks became Vonnie's home in July of 2007. The administrator, Arlene Blythe Palmer (formerly of Franklin), her wonderful and loving, staff, and many friends became her extended family. Everyone will miss her beautiful smile. Visitation will be 1 p.m. today, Jan. 21 at Still Waters Baptist Church, US 158 and Driftwood Street, at MP 10 in Nags Head. Her service will begin at 2 p.m. followed by a reception. Honoring his sister in Christ will be her dear friend, Pastor Tony Facenda. Vonnie will be laid to rest at Poplar Spring Cemetery in Franklin following a graveside service Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.   Arrangements are being handled by Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo and Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, Va.   (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, January 21, 2011)

Albert Jerry Daniels

MANTEO - Albert Jerry Daniels, 67, died, Wednesday, November 19, in his residence. Mr. Daniels was born in Manteo and was a retired Chief Mate with the Merchant Marines. He was a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM and Dare County Shrine Club. He was the son of the late Albert Hayes and Florence Midgett Dainels and the husband of Marion Gaimel Daniels. Besides his wife surviving are three daughters; Cori Peters and husband Scott of Statesville, N.C., Jeri "Fuzzy" Hollis and husband Tommy of Wanchese and Wendy Linzey and husband Mike of Florida, two sons; Harley Hayes and wife Renee and Lance Hayes and wife Barbara both of Wanchese, two sisters; Jeanine Tillett and Frances Coleman both of Manteo, one brother; Luther Daniels, Sr. of Manteo, 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 22, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. in Cudworth Cemetery by Dr. David Dalton. Masonic rites at the grave.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the Daniels family.  "A father is not always the biological father.  In this case you are not my biological dad, but I consider you the best father a young woman could have had.  My family owes you so much for all you've done for us over the years.  My biological father could not compare to your gracious gifts of love that I know comes from the love you have for my children and me.  We know without a doubt, your caring lover, kindness, and respect have helped mold them into wonderful young adults they have become.  We love and respect you so much.  We also want you to know the difference you have made in our lives.  Thank you Dad and Granddad, we love you."  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 23, 2003; pg. 14A)

[Alexander] Jake Daniels

Jake Daniels dies at his Wanchese home. Wife Nettie Cudworth and sister Mollie Baum. Buried in Cudworth Cemetery. [This microfilm was very dim and the whole lengthy article could not be read. kms] (Dare County Times - Friday, November 20, 1942; pg. 1)

A.C. [Alphonso Carsdale] Daniels

ALLIE C. DANIELS DIES AT ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. - A.C. "Allie" Daniels, 79, died Saturday at 9:47 p.m. at the home in St. Augustine, Florida after being critically ill for three weeks. He was a native of Wanchese and had many friends and relatives there and had lived in St. Augustine for the past 32 years. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Daniels of Wanchese. Funeral services were held at the Nazarene Church on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. with burial in a St. Augustine cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rachel Lightsey; two sons: Gideon and Elmer, all of St. Augustine; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bettie Gaskill of Wanchese; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was well known and active in church work, being a Superintendent of Wanchese Sunday School for a number of years before going to Florida with the Lighthouse service from which he retired on disability. Relatives attending the funeral from this area were Mr. and Mrs. Horton Austin of Hatteras, Mr. and Mrs. Desmond Rogers of Manteo and Glenn Gaskill of Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 7, 1958; pg. 5)

Alton Bruce Daniels

APTOS, CALIFORNIA - Alton Bruce "Danny" Daniels, 75, died January 11 of cancer at the home of his niece in Layton, Utah. He was born March 9, 1922 in Wanchese to Flora and Spencer Daniels, his education began in Wanchese. After his mother's death he completed his schooling in California, where he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Edith And Cecil Daniels. He served in the navy for 4 years. He married Marjorie Faye Wahaus on November 25, 1944. They lived in Aptos, California. He was a deputy with the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Department for 25 years. Danny's favorite activity was gardening and sharing the produce with his neighbors. He had a pet bluejay named Charlie and an adopted cat named Toki. He loved his family, particularly the love of his life, Marjorie. He is survived by his niece whom he raised, Pamela Ann Rive of Layton, Utah; brothers: Carroll Daniels and wife Evelena, and Arnold Daniels and wife, Imogene, all of Wanchese, Lou Daniels and wife Loretta of Manteo; sister-in-laws, Maude Daniels of Wanchese and Ruby W. Creech of Cornish, Utah; 31 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, his parents, and a brother, Malcolm Daniels. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 17 at Norman's Family Chapel Mortuary in Soquel, California with his brother, Rev. Carroll Daniels, officiating. Interment will be at the Mountain View Cemetery in Piedmont, California. Local funeral directors, Lindquist's Layton Mortuary are in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 18, 1998)

Amariyah Lynn & Kassandra Rain Daniels

MANNS HARBOR, NC - Kassandra Rain Daniels, 19 months old, died Friday June 27 in Nags Head, and her sister, Amariyah Lynn Daniels, 31 months old, died Saturday, June 28 in Norfolk, VA.  Kassandra was born in Lumberton, NC and Amariyah was born in Nags Head.  They were the daughters of Shawn Daniels and Amy Cooper.  Besides their parents, surviving are one brother, Kendrick Tyree Daniels; maternal grandparents, Gary Cooper and Michele White; and paternal grandparents, Charlie and Mary Johnson.  A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, July 2 at 2 p.m. at Free Grace Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Manteo, with Rev. T. J. Etheridge officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may join the family at the church on Wednesday prior to the service.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 1, 2008; pg. 10A)

Arnold Barron Daniels

MANTEO, NC - Arnold Barron “Top” Daniels, 72, of Daphne Lane, Manteo, NC died Wednesday, February 11, 2009 in Chesapeake, Va.  Born in Wanchese, NC, he was the son of the late Spencer and Vivian Cudworth Daniels. He was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Chief Boatswains Mate and was a retired agency manager with Farm Bureau Insurance Company. He was a member of Manteo Faith Baptist Church and the NC Baptist Men's Disaster Relief having served in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina and in Texas following Hurricane Ike.  Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Imogene Shannon Daniels of the home; one daughter, Karen Daniels Blackburn of Currituck, NC; one son, Kevin Duane Daniels of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, Carroll Daniels of Wanchese, NC and Louie Daniels of Norfolk, VA; six grandchildren, Eric Daniels, Christopher Daniels, Denetra Daniels, Kristi Gray, Nathan Harrell, and Imogene Blackburn; and three great grandchildren, Tristan Bell, Olivia Slaughter, and Cy Harrell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Malcolm and Bruce Daniels.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Ken Simpson officiating. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. A reception will immediately follow the chapel service at Manteo Faith Baptist Church. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Home , Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 15, 2009; pg. 10A)

Arnold Leston Daniels

WANCHESE - Arnold Leston Daniels, 90, died Monday, November 20 in Elizabeth City. He was born in Wanchese, the son of the late Joe Tom and Florence Ward Daniels and the husband of 67 years to Miriam Cudworth Daniels. He was retired from the N.C. Department of Marine Fisheries as a patrol boat captain on the Croatan and was a retired commercial fisherman. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, a member of the Men's Bible Class and served on the official board. He was a former member of the N.C. Fisheries Advisory Boars, Albemarle Association, Marine Science Council, and wa a local craftsman and woodworker for the past 35 years. Besides his wife, surviving are two daughters: Shirley Daniels Webber of Jarvisburg and Brenda Daniels Stephenson of Wanchese; five grandchildren: JoAnn Wright Jaunich and husband Joe of Melbourne, Fla., Donna Wright Donovan and husband Edward of Pembroke, Mass., Thomas Leston Harrison and wife Heather of Mt. Vernon, Ind., Melissa Webber of Ashland, Va., and Randon Webber of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Creef and husband Dennis of Virginia Beach. Va. He was predeceased by six brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 22 in Bethany United Methodist Church with burial following in Cudworth Cemetery. Arrangements by Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 23, 2000; pg. 12A)

Arthur S. Daniels
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 18, 1955; pg. 1

Basil Daniels
The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 16, 1970; pg. 8


Binkie Bailey Daniels

MANTEO, N.C. - Binkie Bailey Daniels, 22, died Saturday [May 23, 1970] at 5:30 a.m. in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Wanchese, he was a son of Orville M. and Mrs. Millicent Beasley Daniels. He was a member of Assembly of God Church in Wanchese and was employed by Daniel Oil Co. Besides his parents, he is survived by three sister: Mrs. Arline David of Kitty Hawk, and Miss Harriett Daniels and Miss Dola Gay Daniels of Wanchese; and two brothers: Orville M. Daniels, Jr. and Paul L. Daniels of Wanchese. The body was taken to Twiford Colony Funeral Home.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Brockie Daniels

Brockie Daniels, 94, of Manteo, NC died Thursday, June 7, 2007 in a Nags Head nursing home. Miss Daniels, a native of Roanoke Island, NC, was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Wescott Daniels. She was a member of Manteo Baptist Church for over 80 years. Retired from the U.S. Air Force, she was a veteran of WWII, having served in both the U.S. and Europe. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Naomi Wescott and Lena Price Putnam, two brothers, Cass Daniels and Pope Daniels, and a nephew, Vernon Daniels. Miss Daniels is survived by a nephew, Lynwood Putnam, Jr. of Virginia and several great-nephews and nieces. A graveside service will be held in Manteo Cemetery on Friday, June 8, 2007 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Ken Simpson officiating. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 10, 2007; pg. 10A)

Cardell D. [Desmond] Daniels [Sr.]
The Coastland Times - Friday, December 16, 1960; pg. 3

Rev. Carroll Lester Daniels

WANCHESE - Rev. Carroll Lester Daniels 88, died Friday December 20, 2013 in Colerain, NC. He was born October 12, 1925 in Wanchese to the late William Spencer and Flora Arlene Daniels and was predeceased by his wife Evelena Belle Quidley Daniels, a sister Flora Arlene Daniels; brothers Malcolm, Bruce, Louie and Alton “Top” Daniels. Pastor Daniels was an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God and a building contractor. He served the Wanchese Assembly of God and was instrumental in the construction of many area churches.  Funeral services will be held Saturday December 28, 2013 at 2:00 at the Manteo Assembly of God in by Dr. Charles Kelly and Rev. Reggie Scarbough. A private burial will be in the Cudworth Family Cemetery.  Survivors include daughter, Flora D. Perry of Colerain, NC, Linda D. Russ of Whiteville, NC, Diane D. Evans of Colerain, NC, Mitzi D. Andrea of Virginia Beach, VA; sons Danny L. Daniels of Wanchese, NC and Charles A. Daniels of Tulsa, OK;10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Friday December 27, 2013 from 5- 8:00 PM at the Manteo Assembly of God.  Walker Funeral Home, Windsor is serving the Daniels family.  (Walker Funeral Home)

Caswell Hobson Daniels
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 21, 1980; pg. 14

Cecile Johnson Daniels
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, Jan. 12, 1968; pg. 6


Cecelia Stowe Daniels

OUR SISTER "CEIL" - Excerpts from a tribute to Cecelia Stowe Daniels by her daughter-in-law, Karen
   
There are many things I would like to say about Ceil...about her engaging grin, about the gracious wonderful mother-in-law, mother, grandmother she has been to my family.  I want to talk about Ceil's purpose in life.  For indeed one of my own children struggled with the purpose of Ceil's existence in the past few years when she has been so helpless, needing assistance with every little thing.  I want to testify to you and to my children that all life has purpose, and that people can and do continue to teach valuable and important lessons, to give valuable service, and Ceil Daniels accomplished some mighty things in the past ten years.  Ceil's 88 years here were fraught with purpose, and her last ten years had some particular purposes.
    I know of only some of them, and I assure you that those I know about are only the tip of the iceberg.  Ceil had many things to teach, and I was a willing learner.  From Ceil I learned to keep up with all of the latest information on Alzheimer's and osteoporosis prevention, so that I might do my best to avoid the problems she was plagued with.  I learned to be more conscious of my own fitness and to pay attention to strength training to avoid feebleness.  What a service she provided to my family, probably to you my child, with these important temporal lessons.
    I learned many spiritual things from Ceil as well.  I learned from Ceil that when the memory of even how to eat is gone, lessons etched into your brain at younger ages will live on.  When I head Ceil recite the Apostles Creed I resolved to burn into my own brain the 13 articles of faith from my church.  When I saw how engaged Ceil was in church, how she came alive like no other time, I resolved and learned to cherish more than ever my own time in worship.
    Many of you visited Ceil after Royce died.  She didn't even know who you were, but you visited anyway.  She forgot you were there the minute you left and yet you visited anyway.  And for the time you spent with her, enjoying a cup of tea, engaging her in conversation, it was time well spent.  From you I learned that true friendship can survive one of the hardest things of all, when the friend no longer knows you or remembers the memories of past times shared.  To visit Ceil and to help make sure that part of her day was spent being engaged, was to render service to Royce Daniels also.  I learned compassion.
    Ceil remained amazingly gracious up to the very end.  I learned from Ceil that when you need help in all aspects of life, and when you are gracious, the help comes quickly and with genuine affection.  Ceil's caretakers loved her, and it is no small thing when you are helpless to be treated with love.
    Ceil Daniels, I too love you.  I love you for many thing.  I love you for teaching my daughter how to set a proper table.  I love you for raising my husband to be the kind, honest, gentle man that he is.  I love you for all the valuable lessons that you taught me.
    "Our sister "Cecil" taught us much too."  /s/ Gilda Stowe Gallop and Dawn Midgett Stowe
Cecelia Stowe Daniels was born in Wanchese February 4, 1916 [her birth certificate indicates she was born in 1915].  She was the wife of the late Capt. Royce Daniels and mother of David Daniels.  She died in November 2003 at the age of 88.

Cecil R. Daniels

Cecil R. Daniels, 69, son of the late Charles Bailey and Ella Mann Daniels, a native of Wanchese, and for many years a resident of California, died in Oakland, California, October 12th, and his funeral and burial was held in that city. Besides his wife, Mrs. Edith Daniels, he is survived by a son, Richard Bruce Daniels of Oakland and a sister, Mrs. Jerry Banberry of Atlanta, Ga., three brothers, Carl D. Daniels of Manteo, W.O. Daniels and Paul M. Daniels of Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 20, 1961)

Charles Daniels

Charles Daniels, youngest son of E.R. Daniels, well-known merchant and fisherman of Wanchese, died Wednesday night in this city from a sudden attack of pneumonia. He is survived by a wife and one child; by his fahter, E.R. Daniels; a sister, Mrs. Frank Harris of this city; and the following brothers, Preston and Roscoe Daniels of Wanchese and John, Lloyd and A.S. Daniels of this city.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, November 7, 1924; pg. 5)

Charles Bailey Daniels, Jr.

Charles Bailey Daniels, Jr., 63, native and life long resident of Wanchese, died in a Norfolk hospital Saturday morning [Oct. 6, 1951] after an illness of two months.  Born in Dare County April 5, 1888, he was the son of the late Ella M. and Charles B. Daniels and the husband of Mrs. Deborah Daniels.  He was a fisherman by occupation and a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church.  He was a prominent citizen of the community and highly regarded.  Funeral services were conducted in the Wanchese Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  The Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor, officiated, and the church choir sang "Sunrise Tomorrow" and "He'll Understand and Say Well Done" and "Last Mile of the Way" was sung at the grave.  The casket pall was made of white gladioli and white mums and fern.  Burial was made in the Cudworth Cemetery with Ralph Meekins, Macon Meekins, Bernie Daniels, Arnold Daniels, George Daniels, and Willie Etheridge serving as pallbearers.  Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife; three sons: Charles and Elmo H., both of Wanchese, and Harold of Norfolk; two daughters: Mrs. Belton Burrus of Manteo and Mrs. Lewis Cudworth of Wanchese; five brothers: W.A., Paul, and Carl Daniels, all of Wanchese, Cecil Daniels of Oakland, Calif. and Joe Daniels of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Ida Bramberry of Beloit, Wis; and eight grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 12, 1951; pg. 5)

Cleopatra Midgett Daniels
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 22, 1966

Cloyce Remington Daniels

WANCHESE - Cloyce Remington Daniels, 86, died Saturday, February 5 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mr. Daniels was born in Wanchese and was a chief chemist for Exxon Corp. for 40 years in Pittsburg, Pa. After his retirement in 1971 he returned to Wanchese where he was an active member of [rest is missing]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 8, 2000; pg. 11A)

Daniel Joseph Daniels

MANTEO - Daniel Joseph Daniels, 17, died Friday, July 6 at his residence. Mr. Daniels loved animals and the outdoors and was a rising senior at Manteo High School. he was a native of Dare County and was the son of Betty Moscatiello McPeak of Deltona, Fla. and Luther H. Daniels, Jr. of Manteo. Besides his parents, surviving are one sister, Jayme Price of Stumpy Point; a step-brother, Jamie Daniels of Manteo; his step-mother, Connie Daniels of Manteo; step-father, Randall McPeak of Deltona; maternal grandfather, Richard Joyal of Deltona; and paternal grandparents, Luther and Helen Daniels, Sr. of Manteo. A memorial service was held Sunday, July 8 at 3 p.m. in the Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Supplee.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 10, 2001; pg. 11A)

David McCoy Daniels

CHESAPEAKE- David McCoy Daniels, 76, passed away peacefully May 8, 2008 at his residence. Mr. Daniels was born in Wanchese, NC to the late Ruben M. Daniels and Mildred Pannell Daniels. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. He was survived by his sister, Addie White and her husband John of Chesapeake; his niece, Sherri Young of Norfolk; his nephew, Wayne White and his wife Paula of Chesapeake. Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by his wife Selma Sawyer Daniels.  The family will receive friends Saturday, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake and on Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo. Burial will follow at Cudworth Cemetery.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

CHESAPEAKE- Davie "Coy" Daniels, 76, died May 8 at his residence.  Mr. Daniels was born in Wanchese to the late Ruben M. Daniels and Mildred Pannell Daniels.  He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  He is survived by one sister, Addie White and her husband John of Chesapeake; his niece, Sherri Young of Norfolk; his nephew, Wayne White and his wife Paula of Chesapeake. Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by his wife Selma Sawyer Daniels.  The family will receive friends Saturday, 7 to 8:30 at Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake and on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo.  Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo.  Burial will follow at Cudworth Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 11, 2008; pg. 10A)

Desdia Willis Daniels
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 18, 1955; pg. 1

 Dixie Walker Daniels

WANCHESE - Captain Dixie Walker Daniels, 68, of Wanchese, NC died on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mr. Daniels was born in Wanchese, the son of Llewellyn Cudworth Daniels and Vera Midgett Daniels. He was a retired tug boat captain and commercial fisherman. He was a member of Wanchese Assembly of God and The Gideons International.  Besides his parents, Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by a brother, Llewellyn “Sonny Boy” Daniels, and a sister, Joan Biggs.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Stetson Daniels of the residence; three daughters, Barbara Hayes of Wanchese, Tori Daniels and husband, Faron of Wanchese, and Rose Whipple and husband, Craig of Ledard, CT; one son, David Wade Daniels and wife, Cristie of Wanchese; two sisters, Bebe Tillett and Myra Thompson and husband, Keith, all of Wanchese; three brothers, Llewellyn Midgett and wife, Ruby of Wilmington, NC, Jimmy Tucker Daniels and wife, Merle and Bobby Luther Daniels and wife, Valerie, all of Wanchese; a brother-in-law, Tommy Biggs of Manteo; a sister-in-law, Ede Daniels of Wanchese; and eight grandchildren, Misty Cordesio, Blaze Hayes, Fara Daniels, Dallas Daniels, Jared Whipple, Lauren Whipple, Taryn Daniels and Dylan Daniels.  Funeral Services will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Kenny Midgett, Rev. Mark Hinson and Rev. Elmo Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friend at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 6, 2009; pg. 10A)


Memorial from The Coastland Times - Thurs., Dec. 2, 2010; pg. 8A

Dola Tillett Daniels

WANCHESE - Dola Tillett Daniels, age 95, died at a Windsor nursing facility. Mrs. Daniels was a native of Wanchese, a homemaker and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese. She was the daughter of the late William Brinkley Tillett and the late Mary Winn Tillett and the wife of the late Paul Mclearon Daniels. Surviving are 2 daughters: Brooks D. Stetson of Wanchese and Wanda D. Cox of Manteo; one son: Orville M. "Timer" Daniels of Wanchese; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were set for Sept. 23 at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, with the Rev. Billy Holliday and the Rev. David Dalton officiating and burial to follow in the Tillett Cemetery, Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 24, 1995)

Dora Powers Daniels

IN HATTERAS - Mrs. Dora Powers Daniels, 90, of Hatteras, died July 23rd at 7:30 a.m. at the family residence in Hatteras after a short illness.  Funeral services were held July 25th at Powells Point Baptist Church by the Rev. H.A. Hemingway, pastor.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Daniels was a native of Pasquotank County, lived most of her life in Currituck County and for the past 17 years she lived in Hatteras.  She was a member of the Powells Pount Baptist Church and widow of the late William Henry Daniels.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - July 27, 1983; pg. 4)

Edna Tillett Daniels

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Tillett Daniels were conducted Sunday afternoon in Bethany Methodist church at Wanchese by the Rev. Robert S. Pullman and the Rev. Charles Etheridge, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.  Burial was in Cudworth Cemetery. "Room at the Cross" was sung by Mrs. Charles S. Daniels, and "The Old Rugged Cross" was sung by Mr. & Mrs. Elmo Daniels. Mrs. Rena Tillett accompanied at the organ. Pallbearers were Royden Tillett, Earl Tillett, George A. Daniels, Arnold Daniels, Ralph Meekins and Buddy Terry. Mrs. Daniels, 51, died Thursday night [Sept. 6, 1962] in Leigh Memorial Hospital in Norfolk after a long illness. She was a native of Dare County and resided at Wanchese all of her life.  She was the daughter of the late Arthur P. and Nellie White Tillett and wife of Victor V. Daniels, Sr. She was a member of Bethany Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Maggie Cannady, Mrs. Milah Dough and Miss Nellie L. Daniels, all of Wanchese; one son, Victor V. Daniels, Jr. of Wanchese; three brothers: Leland L. And Macon Tillett of Norfolk and Frederick Tillett of Wanchese. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 14, 1962)

Edward Pugh Daniels

Funeral services for Edward Pugh Daniels, who died at his residence in Wanchese last Friday [Feb. 12, 1954], were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Wanchese Methodist Church with the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor, officiating. Members of the church choir sang "When They Ring Those Bells" and "Abide With Me". Mrs. Dallas Tillett accompanied on the organ. The casket was covered with a pall of white carnations. Ralph Meekins, Richard Tillett, Arnold Daniels, George Daniels, Royden Tillett and J.T. Daniels served as pallbearers. Burial followed in the Cudworth Cemetery at Wanchese.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Elizabeth Boggs Daniels

IN WANCHESE - Mrs. Elizabeth Boggs Daniels, 73, died Sunday afternoon [Aug. 29, 1982] in the Albemarle Hospital following a long illness. She was a native of Norfolk. Funeral services were held in the Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev, Thomas Clark, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Jerry Jackson. Burial following in the Cudworth Cemetery. Mrs. Daniels was the daughter of the late John William and Macon Chaunock Boggs and the wife of Mr. Amos Raynor "Tart" Daniels, Sr. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, member and Past Worthy Matron of the Manteo Chapter #79 O.E.S. Besides her husband, Mrs. Daniels is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Flora D. Webber of Norfolk; two sons: Amos R. "Tart" Daniels, Jr. of Portsmouth and John William "Bill" Daniels of Manteo; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, September 1, 1982; pg. 8)

Elizabeth Wells Daniels

Elizabeth (Betty) Wells Daniels, 83, passed away on February 12, 2006 at 10:40 PM surrounded by her family at her home in Wanchese following a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late John and Louise Wells of Bristol, RI. Mrs. Daniels is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Joe Tom (J.T.) Daniels of the home; two daughters, Ann Mihovch and husband Andy and Kathy Ruhle and husband Jimmy all of Wanchese; a son, Johnnie Daniels and wife Connie of Wanchese; nine grandchildren; C.C. and Vicki Mihovch, Darana, Bobby, and Steven Ruhle, Betsy West, Julie Rodriquez, and Chris and Joey Daniels; eleven great-grandchildren, Ashley and Amber Mihovch, Frank Scott, Casey Rodriquez, Avery, Jorden, Rylan, and Tyler Daniels, Laurin and Lexi Ruhle, and Ethan West; a sister, Louise Ledoux of Bristol, RI; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Davis and husband Dan of Columbia, NC; a brother-in-law, James Daniels and wife Jackie of Roper, NC; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jim Ruhle, a great grandson, T.J. Rodriquez, a sister, Kate Brinkley, and a brother, Joseph Wells. She was a devoted wife and mother and a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church and the Ladies Bible Class. A funeral will be conducted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bill Cottingham. Burial will follow at the Tillett Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Colony Chapel on Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and at other times at the residence, 147 Lovers Lane, Wanchese, NC. (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Ella Marie Daniels

MANTEO - Long time Manteo resident, Ella Marie Daniels, 74, passed away on Saturday December 25, 2010 in Nags Head surrounded by the family she cherished. Marie, as she was known to many, was born August 18, 1936 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late James Lee and the late Beatrice Meekins Lee. Marie was also predeceased by a sister, Viola Lee, and two brothers James lee and Norfleet Lee. Marie, a tireless worker behind the scenes who shunned the spotlight, raised her family in Manteo as the devoted Coast Guard wife of Chief Petty Officer (Ret) Leon Davis Daniels. She worked for many years as a custodian with the State of North Carolina Department of History and Archives in Manteo. In her personal life, Marie was a loyal member of Free Grace Disciples of Christ Church in Manteo, and presided over the church Usher Board for some 30 years. Marie Daniels was also a beloved Free Grace Church Mother, quietly and consistently guiding the Free Grace Church Mother’s Board through many years of church growth and change. Marie’s sincere love of all people and her gentle and simple dignity will be her legacy.  Surviving Marie Daniels is her devoted husband of nearly 50 years, Leon of the Manteo residence; three sons, Carl D. Daniels and wife Rene of Augusta, Georgia, Stacy L. Daniels of Clayton, North Carolina, and Norfleet L. Daniels of Manteo; six grandchildren, Natasha D. Pronsati, Devon J. Daniels, Latoria Daniels, Anthony Gunn, Shana Daniels, and Carl Daniels, Jr.; one sister Catholene Cole of Elizabeth City, her Uncle Theodore Meekins, her Aunt Pensocola McClease both of Manteo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members, her Free Grace Church family, and countless dear friends.  Arrangements are pending.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (Gallop Funeral Services)

Elliot Curtis Daniels

WANCHESE - Elliott Curtis Daniels, 37, of Wanchese, NC died Saturday, November 5, 2005 in Wanchese. Mr. Daniels was born in Elizabeth City, NC and operated Daniel’s Construction. He was the son of Malcolm Spencer “Apple” Daniels, Jr. of Argentina and the late Lizzette Dough Daniels. Besides his father, Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Amy Creef Daniels of the home; two daughters, Blaize Tolson of Manteo, NC and Cassie Leigh Daniels of Wanchese, NC; a step-daughter, Hannah Simon of Wanchese, NC; a sister, Paulette Daniels of Wanchese, NC; a brother, Shane Daniels of Kill Devil Hills, NC; half-brothers, Tony London of Wanchese, NC, Max Callum of Manteo, NC; half-sisters, Erin Callum of Wanchese, NC, Jade Callum of TN, and Sharon Daniels of Brazil; two nieces, Brittany and Haley Daniels. Funeral services will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 2:00 pm with Rev. David Dalton and Rev. David Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements . (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 8, 2005; pg. 14A)

Elrado Elizabeth Daniels

WANCHESE, N.C. - Miss Elrado Elizabeth Daniels, 99, a native of Wanchese and a former resident of the Berkley section of Norfolk, died Thursday [April 27, 1978] at 1:45 p.m. in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.  She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Wanchese, and the XYZ Club.  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lillian Williams of Wanchese; and two brothers: Clarence Luther Daniels of Seattle, Wash. and Caswell Daniels of Kirkland, Wash.  The body was taken to Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo (unknown newspaper and date)

Elsie Pigford Daniels

MANTEO - Elsie Pigford Daniels, 104, died Thursday, April 4 at her residence on Scarborough Ave.  She was born Dec. 12, 1891 in Manteo, daughter of Dennis G. and Martha Meekins Daniels.  She grew up and attended grade school in Manteo and high school in Edenton.  Mrs. Daniels was a member of the Free Grace Church in Manteo, where she taught Sunday School for many years.  She was a housewife, secretary of the local senior citizens club and was a substitute teacher at the old Roanoke School, Manteo.  She is survived by one daughter, Sadie D. King of Manteo.  She was preceded in death by a son, James Creecy Daniels; sisters: Maulsie Phillips, Lelia Mitchell, and Lurena Daniels; brothers: John Pigford, Noah Pigford, Richard Pigford, Jr. and Clarence Pigford.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Free Grace Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, Manteo.  Burial will follow in the Haven Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  The body will lie in state at Free Grace Church Tuesday from 1 p.m. until time of service.  Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 8, 1996; pg. 10A)

Esta Edna Simpson Daniels

WANCHESE - Esta Edna Simpson Daniels, 104, of Wanchese, died Wednesday, January 07, at her daughter’s home in Kill Devil Hills. Mrs. Daniels was born in Wanchese the daughter of Willie and Algertie Daniels Simpson. Through the years she worked at a number of places including the Daniels Crab House, The Lost Colony, Snowbird Drive-In, Cavalier Motel and Manteo High School. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  Besides her parents, Mrs. Daniels is preceded in death by her husband, Ivey Ethelbert Daniels, two sons, “Mickey” Daniels and Willie Gert Daniels, and a brother, Norman Simpson.  Mrs. Daniels is survived by two daughters, “Doll” Gray of Kill Devil Hills, NC and “Wheat” Young of Norfolk, VA; thirteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and thirty-four great-great-grandchildren.   A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Bill Cottingham, Rev. Jerry Jackson, Rev. David Daniels and Rev. Jeff Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery in Wanchese. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and at other times at 1000 Airstrip Rd., Kill Devil Hills, NC.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 8, 2009; pg. 8A)

 [Eugenia A. Pugh] Daniels

Mrs. E.R. Daniels of Wanchese, Dare County, died at Sarah Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Va. Sunday night [Mar. 22, 1920] after being there for treatment about two weeks. In the death of Mrs. Daniels, Roanoke Island loses a kind, generous, helpful, public-spirited woman. She was 60 years old. Mrs. Daniels is survived by her husband and eight children. The sons are Arthur and Lloyd Daniels of this city, Leonard Daniels of Morehead City, Preston, Charles and John of Wanchese, and Roscoe Daniels of the United States Navy. The daughter is Mrs. Frank Harris of this city.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, March 26, 1920; pg. 13)

 Flora Mamie Daniels

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DANIELS INFANT - Funeral service for Flora Mamie Daniels, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Daniels, who died at Leigh Memorial Hospital in Norfolk Monday, March 22, shortly after birth, were conducted from the home of its grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Etheridge, Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock by Rev. J.W. Sneeden. "Looking This Way" was sung. Interment was made in the Cudworth Cemetery. Besides her parents, the child is survived by one brother, Kenny Lou; her maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Willie Etheridge; and paternal grandfather, Spencer Daniels.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 26, 1943; pg. 1)

George Columbus Daniels

NORFOLK, VA. - Capt. George Columbus Daniels, 82, the husband of Mrs. Florrie Leigh Daniels and retired Port Captain, died Wednesday [March 17, 1977] in a Virginia Beach hospital. A native of Wanchese, N.C., he lived here for 62 years. He was a navy veteran of World Wars I and Ii and was a licensed pilot. He was a life member of the Retired Officers Association, member of Park Place United Methodist Church and formerly on its administrative board. He was a 50-year member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, member of Khedive Shrine Temple, and Scottich Rite Bodies. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Virginia D. Simmons of Norfolk; two step-sons, Edward C. Leigh of Wanchese and James R. Leigh of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian D. Williams and Miss Rado Daniels of Wanchese; two brothers, Cass Daniels of Kirkland, Washington and Luther Daniels of Seattle, Washington; 5 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday in Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Masonic Rites also will be performed at the funeral home.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 19, 1977)

Gertrude Baum Quidley Daniels

WANCHESE - Gertrude Baum Quidley Daniels, 81, died Saturday, February 27 in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Daniels was born in Wanchese and was a retired seamstress. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Manteo and a Pocahontas. She was the daughter of the late George W. and Edith Davis Baum and the widow of George Hale Quidley and Bernard Afton Daniels. Surviving are a son, Phillip Hale Quidley, Sr. and a daughter, Phyllis Q. Sanderlin, both of Wanchese; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 2, at 1 p.m. in Twiford Colony Chapel by the Rev. Ron Denham with burial in the Sam Baum Family Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 2, 1999; pg. 6A)

Gladys Richardson Daniels

WANCHESE - Gladys "Granny" Richardson Daniels, 97, died Saturday, December 29 at Britthaven Nursing Home, Nags Head. She was born in Portsmouth, Va. to the late John Richardson and Estella Richardson Luke. Granny was a homemaker and a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Ruford Anderson Daniels and a sister, Viola Luke. She is survived by three daughters: Thelma Baum of Wanchese, Reba Conrad of Charlotte, and Laura Paul of Wanchese; three sons: Robert Daniels, Dennie Daniels and Tommy Daniels, all of Wanchese; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Bethany United Methodist Church Dec. 31 with the Rev. Steve Crews officiating. Burial was in Cudworth Cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 3, 2002; pg. 6A)

Glenn Rosswell Daniels

NORFOLK - Glenn Rosswell Daniels, 57, a police corporal for Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnell District, died in a hospital Friday [Nov. 19, 1971] at 4 a.m. A native of Wanchese, N.C., he lived in Norfolk 36 years. He was the husband of Mrs. Matilda H. daniels and a son of Mrs. Terrah Whidbee Daniels and the late William L. Daniels. He had been a tunnel policeman since the opening of the tunnel. Prior to that he was with Chesapeake Bay Ferry Commission 18 years. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving besides his wife and mother are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Southall of Norfolk; two sons: William Linton Daniels of St. Joseph, Missoura and Lee Rosswell Daniels of Norfolk; a sister, Mrs. Esther Darden of Virginia Beach; a brother, LeMoin H. Daniels of Hampton; and 8 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held in Cox Funeral Home Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Robert F. Bryan of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Helen Etheridge Daniels

MANTEO - Helen Daniels, a quintessential Outer Banker, passed away peacefully, in the presence of her family, in her home overlooking Shallow Bag Bay in Manteo, on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at the age of 88 and as the oldest member of the Roanoke Island Etheridge clan.   Helen, also known as “Honey” to many loved ones, was born on the Northend of Roanoke Island on January 10, 1923 as the daughter of Coast Guard Lt. Commander Walter G. Etheridge and Sybil Dough Etheridge. Helen’s maternal grandfather, Will S. Dough, was one of the four members of the National Lifesaving Service that helped the Wright Brothers on the day of the First Flight in 1903.   Helen spent her childhood years on Roanoke Island but attended and graduated from Elizabeth City High School where she was a basketball star.  She attended and received a degree from Hardbarger’s Business School in Raleigh.  On October 3, 1942 Helen married Luther Hamilton Daniels, her devoted husband for 68 years and who served several terms as a Councilman and Mayor of the Town of Manteo. They were married in the house at Northend, built with timbers from shipwrecks by her grandfather, Patrick Etheridge who had received a Congressional Medal of Honor for Lifesaving in the National Lifesaving Service and who is credited with the famous Coast Guard saying, “The Blue Book says we’ve got to go out and it doesn’t say a damn thing about coming back”.  Helen held real estate licenses in three states and also worked for the Coastland Times, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Selective Service.  Helen shied away from limelight but did much to help others. She volunteered as an aid during World War II at Mt. Vernon Hospital in New York, tending to wounded soldiers for which she received a citation from the American National Red Cross.  She attended the Boy Scout College in Valley Forge, PA and served as a troop leader. Helen was a Vista Volunteer in Dare County.  She was co-founder of the Friends of Roanoke Island, which addressed environmental causes affecting the Island. She started an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the old Manteo town hall on the waterfront and that now meets at the Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church.  In 1968 Helen was confirmed in the St. Andrews By The Sea Episcopal Church. She dedicated her body to medical research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Helen is survived by her husband, Luther Hamilton Daniels and their three children and their spouses Sybil Daniels Ross (John Bowen Ross, Jr.), Luther Hamilton Daniels, Jr. (Connie Wright Daniels), and Walter Etheridge Daniels (Linda Markus Daniels), along with her nieces Anne Davis Creef, Barbara Jean Meekins, Helen McDonald, Kaye Davis, Patricia Salazar, Alice Mae Creef, nephews, Patrick Kee, Ricky  and William Daniels; grandchildren, Sybil Lynn Basnight Wilson, Michael Brynteson, Luther Jameson Daniels, Slater Patrick Daniels, and Etheridge Richard Daniels.   She was predeceased by her neice, Annie Laurie Key Collier, her brother, Ralph Etheridge and sisters, Willie Etheridge Jollif and Nonnie Etheridge Davis.  A Memorial Service will be held at 3 pm at Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church on Thursday, February 3, 2011.  A reception will follow at the church. Helen Daniels did not like cut flowers, having preferred living things.  The family requests that, instead of flowers, contributions be made to Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc., P.O. Box 970, Manteo, NC 27954 for the restoration and maintenance of the Etheridge Home place, the 19th century farmhouse and grounds of her great-grandfather, Adam Etheridge IV, which is now a public museum and historic site also at Northend.  One final exaltation:  Helen Daniels was a Democrat.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ida Perkinson Daniels

WANCHESE - Mrs. Ida Perkinson Daniels, 73, widow of Theodore Daniels, died Friday afternoon [Sept. 4, 1964] in a Raleigh hospital after a short illness. A native of Colington, she lived in Wanchese 60 years. She was a daughter of Henry and Mrs. Zenova Perry Perkinson. She was a member of Bethany Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Theodore W. Daniels and a daughter, Mrs. Zenova Tillett, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, H.C. Perkinson Of Portsmouth; a sister, Mrs. Zorado Wall Of Arlington; and a grandchild. The body was taken to Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 5, 1964)

Idail Midgett Daniels

WANCHESE, N.C. - Idail Midgett Daniels, 95, died Aug. 15, 1986 in a Norfolk hospital. Mrs. Daniels, a Wanchese native, was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese. Survivors include a daughter, Maxine D. Daniels of Wanchese; a son, Royce Daniels of Arlington, Va.; three brothers: P.D. Midgett, Jr. of Engelhard, N.C., John B. Midgett of Hillsboro, N.C. and A. Parker Midgett of Elizabeth City; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Bethany United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Tillett Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - August 16, 1986)

James Burton Daniels

James Burton (Buster) Daniels, 27, died Monday night [Jan. 14, 1963] in the Norfolk General Hospital after a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Wanchese and member of Wanchese Methodist Church. He was the son of Barron DeKalb and Maxine Daniels Daniels. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. J.B. Daniels; one son, Barron Dekalb, III; one daughter, Elizabeth Maxine Daniels of the home; two brothers, Bryan Grayson and Morris Ray Daniels of Wanchese; one sister, Mrs. Betty Ray Beasley of Carolina Beach; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Willis Daniels of Wanchese. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday in Wanchese Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Pullman, assisted by the Rev. Charles Etheridge, pastor of Assembly of God Church of Wanchese. Burial was in Cudworth Cemetery. Pallbearers Were C.C. Duvall, W.B. Fearing, Jr., Carlisle Davis, Orman Mann, Randy O'Neal and Malcolm Daniels, Jr.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 18, 1963)

Jacquith Rodney "Jack" Daniels

Jacquith "Jack" Rodney Daniels, 64, beloved son, brother, father and husband, died on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in Panama City.  Jack was born in Nags Head, North Carolina, on Feb. 12, 1946, to the late Jack Camdon Daniels and Edna Elizabeth Daniels (Evans).  Jack attended Chapman High School in Apalachicola, and entered the United States Merchant Marine in 1963.  Jack was drafted into the United States Army in Nov. 1965, and served in the Signal Corps in Vietnam.  He was honorably discharged holding the rank of Specialist Four in October, 1967.  After his military service, Jack returned to the Merchant Marine and earned professional licenses culminating with Chief Engineer for steam and diesel tankers.  He retired in July 1996, after 33 years and innumerable trips delivering cargo to ports around the world.  Jack married Sharon Lovett (Carlson) in Sept. 1973.  They had two children, Blakely Camdon Daniels, currently of Jacksonville, and Amy Elizabeth Daniels (Paul Ghiotto), currently of Washington DC.  In February 2007 Jack married Fe Campos of Trece Martires, Philippines.  Jack and Fe were members of First United Methodist Church.  Jack is survived by his loving wife, Fe, and two children.  The viewing will be held from 11 arm. to 1 p.m., with the service immediately following, on Tuesday, August 31 at First United Methodist Church in Apalachicola.  (The Times [Apalachicola, FL] - August 30, 2010)

Joe [Joseph Gideon] Daniels

Joe Daniels, 48, former fish dealer and more recently a boatman of Norfolk, Va. for several years, died Tuesday afternoon [Sept. 24, 1952]  following a heart attack at Engelhard. With his wife, the former Nellie Cuthrell of Fairfield, he was enroute to Fairfield after visiting relatives on Roanoke Island. He was well known in Belhaven where he had been engaged in the fish business and he lived for several years at Stumpy Point. He was the son of Mrs. Evelina Mann Daniels and the late Charles B. Daniels of Wanchese. He was a member of Wanchese Masonic Lodge. Besides his mother and wife, he is survived by two children by a former marriage (not named); by four brothers: Cecil of California, Willie O., Paul M. and Carl D. Daniels, all of Roanoke Island; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted at Fairfield Thursday.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 27, 1952; pg. 1)

Joe Tom Daniels
November 22, 1924 – August 10, 2012

Joe Tom “J.T.” Daniels passed away on August 10th 2012 surrounded by his family in his daughters home from natural causes. He is survived by 3 children, Ann Daniels Mihovch and husband Andy, Kathy Daniels Ruhle and husband Jimmy, and John Hubert Daniels and wife Connie and all residents of Jovers Lane.  J.T. had 9 grandchildren, CC Mihovch, Vicki Mihovch Davis, Darana, Bobby and Steven Ruhle, Elizabeth West, Julie Rodriquez, Chris and Joey Daniels. 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Daniels, grandson James Ruhle Jr, and great grandson T.J. Rodriquez.  He was the son of Hubert and Bertha Daniels. He is also survived by his sister Mary Elizabeth Davis and brother James Mclean Daniels.  J.T. served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After completing his naval service, he returned home to resume commercial fishing until the early 1970s when he began his career on tug boats for Daniels Oil Co, Stuart Transportation, and Interstate Towing. After retiring from tug boats, he became the local net repair expert.  He was a devoted husband and father and life time member of Bethany United Methodist church, member of the Men’s Bible School a greeter and an usher for the Sunday offering for many years.  The family will be receiving visitors at Twiford’s Funeral Home in Manteo on Monday evening from 7:00pm till 9:00pm and at the house of Ann and Andy Mihovch 121 Jovers Lane, Wanchese.  The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00pm at the Bethany United Methodist Church. Burial to follow in the Tillett Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lennon Gregory Daniels

Joe Lennon Daniels of Morehead City, son of E.R. Daniels of Wanchese, died Thursday [Dec. 7, 1922] at Asheville.  Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife and two children, his father, six brothers: Arthur, Lloyd, John, Preston, Roscoe and Charles; and one sister, Mrs. Frank Harris of this city.  Mr. Daniels was in business in Morehead City and had been doing well until the great white plague laid its hand upon him and drove him to the hills in search of recovery.  He was the oldest son of his father and his death was a cruel blow to E.R. Daniels in these, his later years when he had begun to find pleasure amid a large and loving family grown to manhood and womanhood.  He was laid to rest Sunday afternoon at Morehead City.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Tuesday, December 12, 1922; pg. 4)  [Note:  Even though this newspaper had his name listed as Joe Lennon Daniels, his death certificate gives his name as Lennon Gregory Daniels who died of tuberculosis.  His wife's name is listed as Geraldine Willis Daniels on the certificate and the informant was his sister, Mrs. Mattie Harris.]

Lizzette Headley Daniels

WANCHESE - Lizzette Headley Daniels, 64, died Wednesday, April 17 in her home after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Daniels was born in Manteo and was a devoted mother and homemaker. Mrs. Daniels was the daughter of the late Everett R. Headley and Mae Dough Daniels and wife of Malcolm S. Daniels, Jr. of Wanchese. Besides her husband, surviving are a daughter, Paulette R. Daniels of Wanchese; three sons: Tony Lonon of New York, Malcolm S. Daniels and wife Annie of Kill Devil Hills, and Elliott Curtis Daniels of Manteo; two sisters: Connie H. Leitner of Virginia Beach and Alice M. Creef of Manteo; and three grandchildren: Brittnee Jordan, Blaize Daniels and Haley Daniels. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. David J. Daniels with burial in the Cudworth Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel is handling arrangements.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 18, 2002; pg. 6A)

Llewellyn Daniels

WANCHESE - Llewellyn "Sonny Boy" Daniels, 61, died Saturday, August 20 at the home of his daughter in Wanchese. Mr. Daniels was born in Wanchese, N.C. and was a commercial fisherman and a chief electrician in the Merchant Marines. He was former owner and operator of Crab Slough Seafood Company in Wanchese, an early pioneer of Dare County Parks and Recreation, a veteran of "Operation Desert Storm" and Somalia. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member  of the Bethany United Methodist church. Mr. Daniels was the son of the late Llewellyn and Vera Midgett Daniels and the wife of Edith Creef Daniels of Wanchese. Besides his wife, Mr. Daniels is survived by one son, Charles Creef of Pensacola Fla.; one daughter, Armelle d. Minton of Wanchese; two sisters: Bebe D. Tillett and Myra D. Thompson, both of Wanchese; 4 brothers: Jimmy T. Daniels, Dixie W. Daniels, and Bobby L. Daniels, all of Wanchese, and Llewellyn Midgett of Wilmington, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Nancy Adkins of Norfolk, VA.; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 22, at the Wanchese Assembly of God by the Rev. Charles Etheridge. Graveside services will take place in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - August 21, 1994)

Lorena Christine Miller Daniels

MANTEO - Lorena Christine Miller Daniels, 93, of Manteo, died November 8 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Daniels was a native of Avon and a resident of Manteo. She was the daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Minnie Midgett Miller and the widow of Alonzo Merrill Daniels. She was a retired assistant librarian for the Dare Co. Library and a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. She is survived by 6 nieces: Ellen Meekins of Norfolk, Va., Cora Mae Basnight and Sybil Jones Ward of Manteo, Hope Duvall and Edna Daniels of Wanchese, and Carolyn Daniels of Norfolk, Va.; five nephews: Ellsworth Midgett and Tommy Daniels of Manteo, Melvin Daniels, Jr. of Elizabeth City, Pete Daniels and Adam Stirling of Georgia; several great nieces and nephews. A chapel service will be conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Clarence Garner. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 10, 1992)

Lucy Peele Daniels

Mrs. Lucy P. Daniels of Seattle, Washington died Sunday April 22 [1979] in the U.S.P.H. Hospital in Seattle following several months illness. She was a member of the United Methodist Church where the funeral was held. She is survived by her husband, Luther Daniels, and one daughter, Mrs. Robert Seoule of Seattle; two sisters: Mrs. Margaret Quidley and Mrs. Fulford Scarborough of Hatteras. and 2 granddaughters of Seattle. She was the daughter of the late Minerva and George Peele of Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper & date)

Luther Hamilton Daniels

MANTEO - Luther Hamilton Daniels passed away on April 30, 2012 at the age of 91, having survived as oldest member of the Daniels clan on the Outer Banks.   He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 421, A.E. & A. M. 101, in Manteo, NC and tried to live a life of public service both in keeping with Masonic principles and his belief in the importance of conservation of natural resources, particularly those associated with coastal waters.  He was a Commissioner (1987-1989) and Mayor (1985-1987, 1989 -1991) of the Town of Manteo, and served as a Member of the Roanoke Island Corridor Commission, a member of the Albemarle-Pamlico Estaurine Study Commission, a Board Member of the NC Coastal Federation, a Co-Founder of the Friends of Roanoke Island, and a former member of the Manteo Lion’s Club.   He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese, NC, and was a supporter of the Methodist Home for Children.  He donated his body to the medical sciences teaching laboratories at the School of Medicine at the University of NC at Chapel Hill for scientific study and research.  Luther Daniels was a graduate of Manteo High School, an apprentice at Norfolk Shipbuilding, attended Rutger’s University and Ohio State University, and was a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Nuclear Theory and Instrumentation program.  He was the first man in the world in merchant shipping to hold Chief Engineer’s licenses for each of steam, diesel and nuclear vessels.  He served as Chief Engineer of the N.S. Savannah, the world’s first nuclear powered merchant ship, which traveled the globe to demonstrate peacetime uses of American atomic energy.  During World War II he served his country in harm’s way as a member of the Merchant Marine Service delivering needed supplies to U.S. troops while under attack by German U-boats.  Luther Daniels was the son of Albert Hayes Daniels and Annie Laurie Cudworth and was married to the late Helen Etheridge Daniels.  His deceased siblings are Annie Laurie Daniels Gallop, Curtis Daniels, Murray E. Daniels, Cloyce R. Daniels, William E. Daniels and Albert Jerry Daniels.  Mr. Daniels is survived by his sister, Jeanine Daniels Tillett, his daughter, Sybil Daniels Ross and spouse Bowen Ross, son Luther Hamilton Daniels, Jr. and spouse Connie Daniels, and son Walter Etheridge Daniels and spouse Linda Markus Daniels, along with grandchildren Luther Jameson Daniels and spouse Nadine Ciccone Daniels, Sybil Lynne Basnight Wilson, Michael Wayne Byrnteson and spouse Amy Copeland Byrnteson, Slater Patrick Daniels, and Etheridge Richard Daniels.   Mr. Daniels is also survived by five great-grandchildren:  Steven James Wilson, Jacob Daniel Brynteson, Christian Val Brynteson, Logan Jameson Daniels and Ainsley Elizabeth Daniels.  A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese, NC with Rev. Elmo Daniels and Rev. Jerome Smith officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lynton R. Daniels

Lynton R. Daniels, 70, died Thursday of last week [July 11, 1959] after several years of poor health. He was born at Wanchese July 10, 1889 but had resided in Norfolk for the past 35 years, following his retirement from the Coast Guard Service. He was the son of the late Joe Tom and Florence Ward Daniels of Wanchese and the husband of Mrs. Terry Whedbee Daniels who is a native of Cape Hatteras. Mr. Daniels was a man with intense love and loyalty for his old home community and frequently visited his relatives in Dare County. In fact, he had been home for a visit a few days before his death. He is survived by the following brothers: George A., Arnold and Basil of Wanchese, J.H. Daniels of Columbia, Robert H. Daniels of Alpena, Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. Louise Cudworth of Wanchese. By two sons: LeMoyne Daniels of Hampton, Va. and Glenn of Norfolk; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Barden of Norfolk; 5 grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Funeral services were conducted at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home in Norfolk on Saturday at 1 p.m. by Rev. James C. Murphy, pastor of the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church. Entombment was in the Forest Lawn Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers were F.E. Marshall, W.J. Casterton, T.D. Hayman, Gus Montague, Capt. George C. Daniels, and J.H. Summerall. Active pallbearers were W. Fred Hall, J.W. Dennis, Jr., A.B. Edelbute, W.A. Booth, O.L. Lookabill and T.E. Acey. Mr. Daniels was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Methodist Church.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 17, 1959; pg. 8)

Mary Daniels (wife of Alphonso C. Daniels)
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 18, 1955; pg. 1

Maude Etheridge Daniels

WANCHESE - Maude Etheridge Daniels, 84, of Wanchese, died Thursday December 28, 2006, at 4:45 am at her residence following a long illness. A native of Wanchese, Maude was a member of the Wanchese Assembly of God and served as the ladies adult Sunday school teacher for over 50 years and also served as the Women’s Ministries president. She was the wife of the late Malcolm Spencer Daniels founder of Wanchese Fish Company and Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant in Wanchese and the daughter of the late Willie R. and Mamie Perry Etheridge. She was preceded in death by her brother, Willie R. Etheridge, Jr. and her grandson, Elliot Curtis Daniels. Mrs. Maude Daniels is survived by four daughters, Faith D. Miller of Wanchese, Nan D. Channer of Mizzoula, Montana, Esther D. Wilder of Jacksonville, Fla. and Amy D. Lanier of Wauchula, Fla., eleven sons, Kenny Lou Daniels, Malcolm (Apple) Daniels, Jr., William (Punk) Daniels, Rev. David Daniels, Timothy B. Daniels, Michael P. Daniels, Joey R. Daniels, Chris E. Daniels, Mark W. Daniels, Tom Bill Daniels and Sam C. Daniels. Mrs. Maude Daniels is survived by 53 grandchildren, 28 great grand children and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of the life of Maude Daniels will be held Sunday December 31, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in Wanchese Assembly of God by Dr. David Dalton, Rev. Charles Etheridge and Rev. Carroll Daniels. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home Saturday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 31, 2006; pg. 10A)

Maxine Daniels Daniels

WANCHESE - Maxine Daniels Daniels, 91, of Wanchese, NC passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at her son’s residence in Chesapeake, VA. Mrs. Daniels was a native of Wanchese and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Willis L. and Idail Midgett Daniels and the widow of the late Barron DeKalb “Kalb” Daniels. She was also preceded in death by two sons, James Burton “Buster” and Morris Ray Daniels, two brothers, Royce and Stewart Daniels and one nephew, Barry Daniels. Those left to cherish her memory are one son, Brian Grayson “Jitterbug” Daniels and wife, Linda of Chesapeake, VA and one daughter, Betty Kay Daniels Beasley and husband, John of Wanchese, NC; six grandchildren, Barron Daniels Carpenter, Maxine Daniels Carpenter Liner, Nancy Daniels Keenan, Troy Daniels, Tony Beasley and Jim Beasley; eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and one nephew, David Daniels of Falls Church, VA. Mrs. Daniels was a graduate of Manteo High School and East Carolina Teachers College majoring in third grade education. She loved working with children and taught at the preschool at Bethany United Methodist Church when it first opened. She loved history and was proud of her Dare County heritage. She wrote poetry and was an avid reader right up to her death. She loved her church and was a very active member. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years, working with the youth in her younger years and later taught the Ladies Bible Class until she had to give it up for failing health. She was the church’s delegate for the Methodist Conference for 25 years. Throughout her lifetime, she served in many capacities. Mrs. Daniels loved crafts, especially crocheting. She was owner and operator of the Added Touch Craft and Gift Shop and participated in a lot of craft shows. She worked at the Seafoam Motel for seventeen years and was hostess and cashier at Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant for ten years. Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Bill Cottingham and Rev. P.D. Midgett, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese. The family will receive friends at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 5, 2007; pg. 10A)

Melvin Roy Daniels, Jr.

Melvin Roy Daniels, Jr. 88, of 1618 Rochelle Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Daniels was born in Wanchese, NC on October 7, 1922 to the late Melvin Roy Daniels, Sr. and Carrie D. Daniels. He was a retired banking consultant having served in various positions for more than 50 years with the Industrial Bank, Industrial-Commercial Bank, Peoples Bank, Centura Bank and Royal Bank of Canada. Prior to working in the banking community, Mr. Daniels was employed with the N. C. Department of Revenue. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Wanchese, NC and attended First United Methodist Church of Elizabeth City, where he taught Sunday School for many years. Mr. Daniels was very involved in his community through civic and fraternal organizations. He served on the Elizabeth City Planning Board, former Board of Directors member for the Elizabeth City Boys Club, a charter member of the Elizabeth City Jaycees, member of the Elizabeth City Lions Club where he received the Community Service Award in 2009, a member of the B. P. O. Elks #856, a 32nd Degree Mason of Eureka Lodge #317 AF & AM for over 50 years, a former president and director of the First Flight Society, past president of the Elizabeth City Girls Club, and a lifetime board member for the Elizabeth City Salvation Army. Mr. Daniels was also the first chairman for the First Flight Centennial Commission, a former cast and board member of The Lost Colony, formerly served as a Trustee for the College of the Albemarle and he currently was a member of the NC Aeronautical Council.  Mr. Daniels served as a member of the N. C. Senate from 1975-1985. During his tenure as senator, Mr. Daniels served as chairman for the Senate Appropriations Committee, chairman of the South Atlantic Fisheries Council holding the distinction as the only person to chair this council twice. In 1982, he was named one of ten Outstanding Legislators in the United States. After serving in state politics for over ten years, Mr. Daniels became involved in local politics and was mayor of Elizabeth City from 1987-1989. He received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the former governor of North Carolina, Governor James B. Hunt.  Mr. Daniels was responsible for the creation and initial funding for: Jockey’s Ridge State Park, “First in Flight” NC license plates, Historic Albemarle Tour Signage, Museum of the Albemarle, Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park, four lane of U. S. #17 from Elizabeth City to the Virginia State line, and the Halstead Bridge at South Mills, NC.  Not only did Senator Daniels serve our state and local communities, he also served our nation. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Air Force Reserve. He flew coastal submarine patrol missions as well as convoy escort duty offshore in an armed Stinson Sentinel L-3. He retired from the U. S. Air Force Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel. He also was a member of the Civil Air Patrol stationed at the Coastal Patrol Base #16, Manteo, NC receiving the rank of Major before retiring.  Mr. Daniels attended Campbell College from 1939-1941, transferring to N. C. State University where he majored in Mechanical Engineering. Later he attended Virginia Tech where he received Aircraft Design Certification. Mr. Daniels received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Campbell University.  He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Gladys Toxey Daniels; their three children, Donna D. Sawyer of Raleigh, NC, Dianne Daniels and husband, Peter Rascoe of Southern Shores, NC and Melvin Roy Daniels, III and wife, Joan of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Carolyn D. Voshell of Blacksburg, VA; seven grandchildren, M. Roy Daniels, IV, J. Kane Daniels, Ashley E. Sawyer, W. James Sawyer, E. Caroline Grant, William D. Grant and Andrew J. Grant. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sybil D. Ward.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 29, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church by Rev. Mike Frese and Rev. William Cottingham. Burial will follow in the West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Saturday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. and at other times at the residence, 1618 Rochelle Drive, Elizabeth City, N.C.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Daniels family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 29, 2011; pg. 10A)

Mildred Pannell Daniels

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Mildred P. Daniels, 84, died Saturday, March 9 at Sentara Leigh Hospital. She was retired from Rices-Nachmans Department Store as a sales clerk after 20 years of service. Mrs. Daniels, born in Narrows, Va., was the daughter of the late Charles And Julia Pannell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben M. Daniels. Survivors include one daughter, Addie D. White of Chesapeake; one son, Davie "Coy" Daniels of Chesapeake; two sisters, Mona Perry of Chesapeake and Virginia Richardson of San Diego, California; two grandchildren & one great-grandchild. A funeral service will be conducted at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo on March 13 by the Rev. David Daniels. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery In Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 12, 1996)

Millicent Beasley Daniels

WANCHESE -  Millicent Beasley “Mickey” Daniels, 88, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the Britthaven Nursing Home in Nags Head.  A native of Dare County, she was born in Nags Head to the late Charles Beasley and the late India Perry.  Mrs. Daniels was affectionately known as MomMick by many of the children in the area as she was a daycare provider for over 30 years in the Wanchese community.  She was also active in the Women’s Ministries by saving money and donating to missionary work.  In addition to her parents, she is also predeceased by her sisters, Mildred Smith, Margie Youmans and her oldest son, Binkie Daniels.  She is survived by her husband, Orville M. “Timer” Daniels, of the Wanchese residence.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three daughters, Arlene Davis and husband Jerry of Martins Point, NC, Harriet Lassiter and husband Larry of Southern Shores, NC, Dola Moore and husband Ray of Kill Devil Hills, and two sons, Orville Daniels Jr. and Paul L. Daniels, both of Wanchese, a sister, Marilyn Whittington; two brothers, Dwight Beasley and Robbie Beasley and wife, Jane of Southern Shores, NC.  Left to cherish her memory are her five grandchildren, Christie and husband David, Jed and wife Chastity, Jerome and wife Lea, Miss Morgan Leigh, and Miss Audrey Katherine as well as four great-grandchildren.   The funeral will be at 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Wanchese Assembly of God with interment at Tillett Cemetery.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home but the casket will be at Wanchese Assembly, for viewing, one hour prior to the service and the family will receive friends in the lobby of the church, immediately following the service.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Minnie L. Daniels

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie L. Daniels, 75, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marie Tillett, Monday morning [Jan. 22, 1951], were conducted at the Methodist church, of which she was a member, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. C.W. Guthrie officiating, assisted by Rev. D.B. Lawrence.  Pallbearers were Arnold Daniels, Willie Etheridge, Sr., Richard Tillett, Macon Meekins, Ralph Meekins and Herbert Tillett.  Hymns, "Have Thine Own Way", "Sunrise Tomorrow" and "Does Jesus Care" were sung by the Methodist choir.  Interment was made in the family burying ground.  Surviving besides Mrs. Tillett are three other daughters: Mrs. Deborah Daniels and Mrs. Marie Daniels of Wanchese and Mrs. Wynola Smith of Washington, DC; three sons: Spencer, Amos and DeKalb Daniels of Wanchese; a sister, Mrs. Emma Meekins of Rodanthe; 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  [A list of out-of-town people attending the service followed.]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 26, 1951; pg. 5)

Miriam Cudworth Daniels

Miriam Cudworth Daniels went to be with her Lord on Thursday, November 2, 2006 at the age of 92. She is preceded in death by her parents, William (Pete) Cudworth and Lucye Daniels Cudworth Midgett, her step-father, Lanis Midgett, and her husband of 67 years, Arnold Leston Daniels. She was born and bred in Wanchese, NC, attended Wanchese Elementary School, graduated from Manteo High School, and attended East Carolina Teachers College (ECU). She was brought up in the Bethany United Methodist Church and served it well as an adult. She was active in the UMW both on a local and district level. She helped to organize the Miriam Daniels UMW Circle at Britthaven and served as President and advisor as long as her health allowed. She was also a tireless leader in the Methodist Youth Fellowship. She was a Dare County delegate to the Southern Albemarle Conference, and was a member of the Pocahontas Lodge.  She supported her husband, Arnold, as a commercial fisherman by driving the previous days catch to Norfolk, VA for sale. She was one of Dare County's first women fish truck drivers. She worked for the US Postal Service as a Clerk in the Wanchese Office until her retirement in 1976. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mrs. Daniels is survived by two daughters, Shirley D. Webber and husband, David of Jarvisburg and Brenda D. Stephenson and husband, Gerald of Wanchese; a sister, Barbara Midgett Creef and husband, Dennis of Virginia Beach, VA; five grandchildren, JoAnn Jaunich and husband, Joe, Donna Donovan and husband, Edward, T.L. Harrison and wife, Heather, Melissa Webber and Randon Webber; eight great-grandchildren, Army Lt. Andrew Jaunich and wife, Megan, Gregory Jaunich, Kirk Jaunich, Mark Donovan, Matthew Donovan, Mary Donovan, Sydney Harrison and Morgan Harrison; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Bethany Methodist Church, Wanchese on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Bill Cottingham and Rev. Tony Facenda officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 144 Lovers Lane, Wanchese. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation C/O Duke Center for Human Genetics Development, POB 3445, Durham, N.C. 27710, the Church of one’s choice, or the Medical Research Organization of one’s choice. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 5, 2006; pg. 12A)

Molly Forbes Daniels

Molly Forbes Daniels, 84, of Wanchese, NC died on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in a Chesapeake hospital. Mrs. Daniels was a native of Wanchese, a homemaker and a “Beloved Grammy”. She was the daughter of the late Manliff and Theresa Gallop Daniels and the wife of Charles S. Daniels of the residence. She was a member of Wanchese Assembly of God, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and a Youth leader. Besides her husband, Mrs. Daniels is survived by three daughters, Ruby D. Meekins and husband, Andy; Trece A. Daniels; and Debi D. Gibbs and husband, Keith; one son, Steve C. Daniels and wife, Robin, all of Wanchese; two brothers, Billy Daniels of Houston, TX and Dr. Rick Daniels of Wanchese; grandchildren, Stevi Midgett, Daisie Alexander, Drew Meekins, Matthew Meekins Bailey Daniels, Leonard “Boo” Daniels and wife, Kait; Blain Gibbs and Molly Gibbs; great-grandchildren, Isabella Alexander, Easton Bailey Alexander, Brennyn Gibbs, Colten Midgett and Layla Gibbs. A Celebration of Life will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Elmo Daniels, Rev. Mark Hinson and Dr. Rick Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Twiford Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Andy & Ruby Meekins, 218 Tillett Rd., Wanchese. "She served God’s purpose in her generation". Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Moncie Lee Daniels, Sr.

Moncie Lee Daniels, Sr., 81, of Manteo died Monday morning [Nov. 16, 1964] at his home after a long illness. He was a native of Wanchese and lived in Manteo for the past 59 years. He was the son of the late Benjamin Thomas And Sarah Etheridge Daniels, husband of Mrs. Belva Midgett Daniels, a member Of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, owner of the Ben Franklin Store and the Daniels Oil Co. at Manteo. He was in the mercantile business for 55 years and associated with the Standard Oil Co. for 52 years. He was former chairman of the Dare County Democratic Party for 25 years, chairman of the Dare County Board Of Commissioners, chairman of the Dare County ABC Board, charter member of the Roanoke Island Historical Assn., and charter member of the Dare County Tourist Bureau. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World. Survivors besides his wife include one daughter, Mrs. Cora Mae Basnight of Manteo; two sons, Moncie L. Jr. and Tommy D. Daniels of Manteo; one sister, Mrs. Gertie Simpson of Wanchese; two brothers, Melvin and Pete Daniels of Wanchese; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Winberry, pastor. Burial was in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 17, 1964 & Friday, November 20, 1964)

Nettie Cudworth Daniels

Mrs. Nettie Cudworth Daniels, 77, widow of the late A. Jake Daniels, a prominent citizen and former county official, died Wednesday [Feb. 11, 1959] at 2:45 p.m. in a Norfolk hospital following a heart attack a few days before. She was a native and lifelong resident of Wanchese and the daughter of the late Lewellyn and Rebecca Creef Cudworth. She is survived by a son, Wilbur Daniels of Norfolk; three daughters: Mrs. Zeta Tillett of Manteo, Mrs. Chesley Midgett of Wanchese and Mrs. Margaret DeSilva of Atlantic City; two sisters: Mrs. Lora Creef and Mrs. Arvilla Midgett, both of Wanchese; two brothers: Vance Cudworth of Manteo and George Cudworth of Norfolk. She was a member of Bethany Methodist Church at Wanchese and of Roanoke Island Chapter #79 O.E.S.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 13, 1959; pg. 1)

Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Cudworth Daniels, who died Wednesday afternoon in the U.S. Public Health Hospital at Norfolk, were conducted Saturday afternoon at 3:00 in the Wanchese Methodist Church by the Rev. C.L. Warren, pastor, assisted by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, retired former minister. "One of God's Days" was sung by Mrs. Jim Scarborough. Mrs. Rena Baum Tillett accompanied at the organ. Active pallbearers were H.O. Bridges, George Hale Quidley, Arnold Daniels, Edwin Midgett, Warren O'Neal, and George A. Daniels. Honorary pallbearers were dr. W.W. Johnston, W.B. Fearing, M.L. Daniels, Sr., W.F. Baum, M.R. Daniels and H.L. Davis. Burial followed in the Cudworth Cemetery at Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 20, 1959; pg. 8)

Oma Pearl Midgett Daniels

MANNS HARBOR - On Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 Oma Pearl Daniels passed away in her home in Manns Harbor, the only home she had ever lived in during 91 years. Mrs. Daniels was born March 18, 1920. The daughter of Clarence Lee Midgett and Hattie Beasley Midgett, she graduated from Elizabeth City High School in 1936. She later graduated from Strayer-Bryant & Stratton College in Baltimore. During World War II, she was employed by the Martin Aircraft Company prior to joining the Department of War, where she worked for another Manns Harbor resident, Ina Waterfield. In 1942, she returned to her beloved hometown of Manns Harbor. On Jan. 20, 1944, she married Thomas B. Daniels. Together, the couple had a daughter, Linda Lee, who survives her mother. During the 67 years she lived in Manns Harbor after World War II, she devoted herself to raising her daughter and to public service. For more than 25 years, she served as the Assistant Post Mistress at the Manns Harbor Post Office. She was an active member of the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women's Association. She was also an active member of the Eastern Star. In 1976, she was initiated into the Betsy Dowd Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Daniels is survived by her daughter, Linda Daniels Harris her husband James W. Harris of Manns Harbor; and her cherished grandson, Jimmy Harris and his wife Tracy Campbell Harris of Atlanta. In addition, she is survived by nieces, Doris A. Fry, Sally A. Scarborough, Sarah Owens, Della Basnight, all of Manteo, Hester Twiddy of Florida and nephews, St. Clair Basnight and Marc Basnight of Manteo. Oma Pearl Daniels was a self-effacing lady who enriched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to come to know her. She cared deeply about each and every one of her many friends and was proudly devoted to her family. Oma Pearl was a loving person whose friendship was always there, without qualification, for any friend in need. She was extraordinary and will be missed by all who knew her. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor with the Rev. Bettie Francis officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at the Midgett family cemetery, directly behind Mrs. Daniels' residence at 6922 Highway 64. Following the interment, friends and family are invited to gather at Miss Oma's residence for refreshments and fellowship. There will be an opportunity for viewing at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo on Wednesday after 1 p.m. but the family will receive friends at the home of Linda and James Harris at 7099 Old Manns Harbor Road in Manns Harbor. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in honor of Ms. Oma Pearl Daniels, to Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 95, Manns Harbor, NC.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, August 30, 2011)  Photo from Twiford Funeral Home.

Orville McLearon Daniels, Sr.

Orville McLearon Daniels, Sr., 89, known to the community as “Timer”, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Spring Arbor of the Outer Banks. Born in Wanchese, he was the son of the late Paul and Dola Tillett Daniels and the widower of Millicent “Mickey” Daniels. Timer was a Merchant Marine during World War II, a former partner of Stetson and Daniels Contracting, a former tugboat captain with Daniels Oil Company, and owner/operator of Daniels Welding.  Timer is survived by three daughters, Arlene Davis and husband, Jerry of Martins Point, Harriet Lassister and husband, Larry of Big Island, VA, and Dola Moore and husband, Ray of Kill Devil Hills; two sons, Orville Daniels, Jr. and Paul Daniels both of Wanchese; a sister, Wanda Cox of Manteo; five grandchildren, Jed Davis, Cristie Daniels, Jerome Lassiter, Morgan Liverman, and Audra Katherine; and four great grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents, Timer is preceded in death by two sisters, Brooks Stetson and Bertie Daniels.  A funeral service will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM by Pastor Kenny Midgett. Burial will be in Tillett Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.  The family wishes to extend a special thanks to caregivers Pat and Liz and the outstanding team at the cottage of Spring Arbor of the Outer Banks.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

"Rags" Daniels

RAGS ONLY A DOG BUT GOT PRINCELY FUNERAL - "Rags" Daniels of Manteo is dead. He was only a little dog that Charlie Fulcher brought down from Duck one dismal day 15 years ago. He gave him to M. Alonzo Daniels. "Rags" endeared himself to the two people in that childless home in the manner that a true and faithful dog can do, and he became the object of such love and are as a great many children do not enjoy. "Rags" had his special place in the home and as the years bore down upon him he was the object of more care and attention. Perhaps he was not so agile as in former years and this week he made the mistake of getting in the way of an approaching automobile. "Rags" Daniels was buried in a fine baby's casket, silk-lined and plush covered with silvered handles. Undertaker Marvin Evans put on the funeral. The dog was buried on the plot of land on Roanoke Sound where Mr. and Mrs. Daniels are building a new home and where they can always see his grave. In time it will be suitably marked. Amidst their grief over the loss of their pet, Mr. and Mrs. Daniels say they do not want another dog.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 30, 1945; pg. 1)

Robert Luther Daniels

Robert “Bobby” Luther Daniels, 68, of Wanchese, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 12, 2014 at his residence. Born in Wanchese, he was the son of the late Llewellyn Cudworth Daniels, Sr. and Vara Midgett Daniels. He was a retired commercial fisherman, a member of Wanchese Assembly of God, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served his country honorably in the Vietnam War where he received two purple hearts.  Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Valerie Gray Daniels; a daughter, Michelle Daniels of Wanchese; a son, Robert “Kurt” Daniels and wife, Amy of Wanchese; a sister, Myra Daniels and husband, Keith of Wanchese; two brothers, Llewellyn Daniels Midgett and wife, Joy of Chesapeake, VA and Jimmy Tucker Daniels and wife, Merle Jean of Wanchese; two sisters-in-law, Edith Daniels and Ruth Daniels Hayes of Wanchese; a brother-in-law, Tommy Biggs of Manteo; and three grandchildren, Danny Jennings Perry, Robert Mason Daniels, and Madison Michelle Daniels. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Bebe Daniels Tillett and Joan Daniels Biggs and two brothers, Llewellyn Cudworth Daniels, Jr. and Dixie Walker Daniels.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Wanchese Assembly of God by Pastor Mark Hinson and Bro. Kenny Midgett. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Robert Richardson Daniels

WANCHESE - Robert Richardson Daniels, 79, died Tuesday, March 30 in a Chesapeake, Va. Hospital. Mr. Daniels, born in Wanchese, was a commercial fisherman and a Methodist. He was the son of the late Ruford and Gladys Daniels and the widower of the late Loma Moore Daniels. Mr. Daniels is survived by three sons, Robert Dale Daniels of Huntington Beach, CA, William Tony Daniels and Teddy Doyle Daniels, both of Wanchese, NC; three sisters, Thelma Baum of Wanchese, NC, Laura Paul of Winterville, NC, and Reba Conrad of Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Tommy Daniels and Denny Daniels, both of Wanchese, NC; and three grandchildren, Meredith Preve Daniels, Robert Benjamin Daniels and Paula Devusser. A Celebration of Life will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 2:00 pm with Charles Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 1, 2004; pg. 12A)

Royce L. Daniels

Royce L. Daniels, Capt., USN (ret.), 88, of Arlington, Va., died Friday, October 12 in a Virginia hospital. Capt. Daniels was born in Wanchese, the son of the late Willis and Idail Midgette Daniels. He graduated from Manteo High School and joined the US Navy in which he served for 40 years. Capt. Daniels for many years welcomed family and guests to the annual Daniels Day Reunion held at Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese. He gave the welcome at the reunion held this past August 18. He was the beloved husband of 67 years of Celia Stowe Daniels; loving father of David L. Daniels and wife Karen; grandfather of Jonathan, Heidi, David and Thomas; and great-grandfather of Cole and Miles. Also surviving is his sister, Maxine Daniels Daniels of Wanchese. He was predeceased by a brother, Steward Daniels. Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington on Tuesday, November 6 at 1 p.m. Interment with full military honors will be at 3 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001; pg. 5A)

Ruford Dennie Daniels

WANCHESE - Ruford Dennie Daniels, 80, died Friday, October 2, in Elizabeth City.  Mr. Daniels was born in Wanchese and retired as a commercial fisherman. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and received the honor of being a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.  Mr. Daniels was predeceased by his parents, Ruford Anderson and Gladys Richardson Daniels; sister, Viola, and brother, Robert Daniels.  Surviving are his wife, Elaine Midgett Daniels; two daughters, Robin D. Jackson of Wanchese and Rhonda Daniels of Banner Elk, NC; step-daughter, Anita Tillett of Currituck; sons-in-law, Richard Jackson of Citrus Springs, FL and Rob Wall of Banner Elk, NC; grandchildren, Corey Jackson of Kingsland, GA, Duncan Daniels of Banner Elk, NC, and Perry Jackson of Citrus Springs, FL; great grandchildren, Katlin, Jordan and Chase Jackson; sisters, Reba D. Conrad of Charlotte, Thelma Baum of Wanchese, and Laura Paul of Winterville; brother, Tommy Daniels of Wanchese and many dear nieces and nephews.   A celebration of life will be held in Bethany United Methodist Church, Monday, October 5, 2009 at 2:00 PM by Rev. Steve Crews and Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Sunday from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. At other times the family will be at the home of his daughter, Robin Jackson 733 Old Wharf Road, Wanchese.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 6, 2009; pg. 6A)

Ruth Williams Daniels

WANCHESE - Ruth Williams Daniels, 91, died on Thursday, January 3 at her residence. Mrs. Daniels was born in Wanchese and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Ladies' Bible Class, Roanoke Island Chapter #79 Order of the Eastern Star, Pocohantas and was involved with garden clubs in Florida. Mrs. Daniel was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Lancelot M. Daniels. She is survived by daughters: Patricia Andersen and husband Richard of Newport, Minn., Mavis Tompkins and husband Loren of Mebane, and Deborah Andrews and husband Rob of Oakland, N.J.; a sister, Lucrecia "Creecy" Stetson of Wanchese; seven grandchildren: Denise, Michael, Marcee, Jill, Daniel, David and Jentry; 10 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Daniels was also predeceased by a sister and brother. Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church, Wanchese, on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Supplee and the Rev. David J. Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - (Tuesday, January 8, 2002; pg. 6A)

Sallie Montague Daniels

WANCHESE - Sallie Montague Daniels, 68, died Wednesday morning [July 31, 1963] in Norfolk General Hospital following a long illness. She was a native of Dare County and lived in Wanchese most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Cal R. and Lucetta D. Daniels, and the widow of Preston Daniels and a member of Bethany Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert Midgett of Manteo; three sons, Maynard and Dick Daniels of Nags Head and Gene Daniels of Wanchese; five sisters, Mrs. Dell Saunders, Mrs. Ophelia Daniels and Mrs. Ray Davis of Wanchese, Mrs. Ivey Evans of Manteo and Mrs. Nancy Atkinson of Norfolk; two brothers, Lance and Gus Montague of Norfolk; 3 grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo pending completion of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper and date)

WANCHESE - funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Montague Daniels, who died Wednesday in Albemarle Hospital, were conducted Friday afternoon in Bethany Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert L. Pullman, pastor, and the rev. C.W. Guthrie, retired Methodist minister. "Above The Bright Blue" was sung by Mrs. Elmo Daniels and the choir sang "Lead Kindly Light". Mrs. Raynor Tillett accompanied at the organ. The casket pall consisted of pink and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers Were Royden Tillett, Herbert Tillett, Dick Tillett, Cliff Tillett, Ralph Meekins and George Daniels. Burial followed in Cudworth Cemetery. 
[The first obit states she died in Norfolk, Va. but this obit states Albemarle Hospital which is in Pasquotank Co., Elizabeth City, N.C. I don't know which is correct.]  (unknown newspaper and date)

 Sarah Frances Etheridge Daniels

MRS. SARAH F. DANIELS DIES AT WANCHESE HOME - Mrs. Sarah Frances Etheridge Daniels, 86, died at her home at Wanchese Tuesday night [Oct. 27, 1943] following an illness of several years. Mrs. Daniels, who was a native and lifelong resident of Wanchese, was the widow of the late Benjamin T. Daniels and was the mother of a family prominent in local affairs. She was the daughter of the late Alonzo M. and Sarah Etheridge of Wanchese. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gertie Simpson of Wanchese; four sons: M.R. Daniels and M.P. Daniels of Wanchese, M. L. Daniels and M. A. Daniels of Manteo; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a step-daughter, Mrs. Alwilda Culpepper of Nags Head. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at eleven o'clock at the home and were conducted by the Revs. James W. Sneeden, M.W. Maness and D.B. Lawrence. Burial was in the family plot. Pallbearers were the four sons: M.R., M.P., M.L. and M.A. Daniels and two step-grandsons, Steve B. Tillett and Earl V. Tillett.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 29, 1943; pg. 1)

Susan Gilbert Daniels

Mrs. Susan Gilbert Daniels, 76, died at her home in Wanchese Tuesday morning [Oct. 30, 1951] following an illness of 16 years.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the grace side in Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese.  Mrs. Daniels was the widow of the late Frank T. Daniels of Wanchese and the daughter of the late Mary Jennings Gilbert and Frank Gilbert of Pasquotank County.  A native of Pasquotank County, Mrs. Daniels had made her home in Wanchese for 50 years.  She had been an invalid for 16 years.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Corbett Payne of Wanchese, and several grandchildren.  Rev. D.B. Lawrence officiated.  Pallbearers were: Reggie Tillett, Jess Hayman, Basil Daniels, Jr., Ronald Tillett, Seldon Barnett and Richard Tillett.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 2, 1951; pg. 1)

Theresa Gallop Daniels

WANCHESE -- Theresa Gallop Daniels, 92, died Tuesday, April 22 in her home. Mrs. Daniels was born in Wanchese and lived in Pittsburgh, Pa. for 31 years before returning to Wanchese in 1971. She was a homemaker and member of Bethany United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Wanchese Home Workers Club. She was the daughter of the late Marvin Leslie and Delilah Meekins Gallop and the wife of the late Cloyce Remington Daniels. Surviving are one daughter, Molly Daniels of Wanchese; three sons: Marvin Forbes and William Daniels, both of Virginia Beach, and Richard Daniels of Wanchese; one brother, William H. Daniels of Wanchese; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. in the Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Supplee and the Rev. David Dalton. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 24, 2003; pg. 12A)

T.W. [Thomas William] Daniels

TWO DIE IN DARE - Roanoke Island lost two citizens last week, the one being T.W. Daniels, brother of E.R. and Bailey Daniels, about 75 years old, a resident of Wanchese. The other was J.T. Dough, about 60 years old, of Manteo. He is survived by a wife and four children.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, April 25, 1924; pg. 2)

Vernon Edward Daniels

KITTY HAWK - Vernon Edward Daniels, 71, died Aug. 12, 2009, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Columbia, N.C. He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Patricia Ann Daniels; daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Bill Davis of Mount Airy, Md.; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Nikki Daniels of Harbinger, N.C.; son, Buddy Daniels and special companion Susan Marshburn of Powells Point, N.C.; five grandchildren, Ryan, Bailey and Aaron Davis of Mount Airy and Lexi and Aiden Daniels of Harbinger; and sister, Cecelia Kizziah of Birmingham, Ala. He served three years in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Eustis, Va. He served 25 years in the Portsmouth Fire Department and retired as captain in 1984. He received the Fireman of the Year award in 1982. For the last 15 years, he and his wife Ann enjoyed spending the winter months in Lake Okeechobee, Fla., truly befitting the title of "snowbirds." He was loved and treasured by many and will be greatly missed. A graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk, with Pastor Joe Covey officiating. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 20, 2009; pg. 14A)

Victor Vain Daniels, Jr.

Victor Vain Daniels, Jr., “pumped his boats” out for the last time the morning of August 11, 2011 in Wanchese with his family by his side at the age of 73.  He leaves behind a “fine crew” of children, Victor V. Daniels, III of Pearl Harbor, HI, Milah D. Elliot and husband, Donald Gordon Elliot of Wanchese, and Cookie D. Utz and husband, Jon Utz of Nags Head.   Grandchildren Brent and Sarah Elliot and Chloe, Jackson, and Jonson Utz knew him as their beloved “Pop” as did his many nieces and nephews.  He was the son of the late Captain Vick and Edna Tillett Daniels. His sister, Maggie D. Cannady and great niece, Teann Dough went on before him. His sister, Milah D. Dough and her husband, Bobby Dough live in Wanchese as well as another sister, Lillie “Button” Daniels.  “He had a long career on the open waters and truly enjoyed his family and friends while on land.”  Vick was retired from Maryitrans-Corp and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2011at 3:00 PM at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Walter Charle

NAGS HEAD - Walter "Waldie" Charles Daniels, 49, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at his parent’s residence in Wanchese. Waldie was employed at Broad Creek Fishing Center as the manager. He was the son of Rev. Elmo and Jean Daniels of Wanchese and the husband of Cecilia L. Daniels. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by two children, Michael and Katherine Lee; one brother, Brock H. Daniels of Nags Head; one sister, Tanga Lee Saunders and husband Terry of Manteo; seven nieces and nephews, Tara Gray, Karen Long, Toby Saunders, Laura Daniels, Walter Daniels, Devin Daniels and Gunnar Daniels; a great niece and nephew, Madison Gray and Jeffrey Gray. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Ashley Page Daniels. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Wanchese Assembly of God on Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 3:00 PM with Dr. David Dalton and Rev. David Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. The family will receive friends at Twifords Funeral Home, Manteo, Saturday, March 19, 2005 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and at other times at the home of his parents, 3850 Mill Landing Road, Wanchese. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements. (Twiford Funeral Home obitaury)

William Nathan Daniels

Funeral services for William Nathan Daniels, 65, who died Friday night [Nov. 14, 1952] at his home in Wanchese, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist Church by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor, assisted by Rev. G.B. Lawrence, pastor of the Assembly of God Church. Burial followed in the Cudworth Cemetery at Wanchese. Mr. Daniels died at 6:30 at the family residence following a short illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Wanchese and son of the late Robert William and Selinda Payne Daniels and a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church. Pallbearers were W.C. Saunders, George Daniels, Arnold Daniels, Ralph Meekins, Dallas Tillett and Bart Garrison. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian Daniels of Wanchese; one step-daughter, Mrs. Reggie Tillett of Wanchese, one sister, Mrs. Leola Wilkinson of Suffolk; two brothers: Louis and Ruford Daniels of Wanchese; and two step-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 21, 1952; pg. 4)

William White Daniels

William White Daniels, 78, died after a long illness Saturday morning [August 30, 1958] at the home of his sister, Mrs. Bartlett F. Garrison with whom he had made his home for several years. He was a lifelong resident of Wanchese, a retired fisherman, and the son of the late William Thomas and Deborah Ansell Daniels. During World War I he served in the Coast Guard. A member of a large family, he is survived by only one sister, Mrs. Garrison. He was a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church where funeral services were conducted Sunday by Rev. C.L. Warren assisted by Rev. Carroll Daniels of the Holiness Church at 4 p.m. Burial was in the Cudworth Cemetery. Members of the church choir sang "When They Ring Those Golden Bells", a solo, "No One Cares For Me Like Jesus" was sung by Mrs. Charles Daniels. The casket was covered with a pall of read and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Ward Daniels, Willie Daniels, Paul Daniels, George A. Daniels, L.W. Stetson, Jr. and Reggie Tillett.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 5, 1958; pg. 1)

Willie E. Daniels

Willie E. “Gert” Daniels, 84, of Wanchese, NC died Tuesday, April 24, 2007 in a Portsmouth, Va. hospital. Mr. Daniels was a native of Wanchese and was a commercial fisherman. He was a former Dare County Deputy Sheriff for ten years, was an ambulance driver, and was instrumental in bringing the first helicopter to Dare County. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was the son of Edna Simpson Daniels, age 102 of Wanchese and the late Ivey Ethelbert Daniels. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Carmitchell “Mickey” Daniels. Besides his mother, Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Ruth B. Nelson Daniels of the residence; four daughters, Darlene “Pud” Brodie of Wanchese, Deanna D. “Ann” Briggs of Manteo, “Lonie” Whaley and “Debbie Gert” Johnson both of Wanchese; two sons, Willie E. Daniels, Jr. and Vance Ivey Daniels, both of Wanchese; four step-children, Marjorie Maybin, Brenda Gandy, Richard Nelson and Glenn Gilbert; two sisters, Wheat Young of Norfolk, VA and Doll Gray of Nags Head; thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. A Graveside service will be held at the Daniels’ Family Cemetery, Old Schoolhouse Road, Wanchese, on Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 5:00 pm with Rev. David Dalton and Rev. Charles Etheridge officiating. The family will be at the home of Amanda Schillings, 356 Pond Road, Wanchese.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 26, 2007; pg. 10A)

 Wilson Daniels

WANCHESE - It is with regret that we record the death of Mr. Wilson Daniels on March 13 at his home near Mill Landing. It was not unexpected as he had been very ill with pneumonia for several days. Mr. Daniels was well known in this section as a christian gentleman. The regard in which he was held was evidenced by the immense crowd at the funeral ceremonies which were performed by his pastor, the Rev. Mr. Moyle. Mr. Daniels was 57 years old and left a wife and several children, all of whom are grown. To the sorrowing family we extend our sympathies.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, March 21, 1902; pg. 6)

Charles Raymond Darlington

HATTERAS, NC - Charles Raymond Darlington, 73, of Hatteras, NC died Friday, August 22, 2003 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late William and Catherine Slack Darlington and was the husband of Dixie Meekins Darlington of the residence. He was a retired technical writer for IBM and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the United States Coast Guard. Besides his wife, Mr. Darlington is survived by four daughters, Karen Garmany and husband Robert of Raleigh, NC, Janice Darlington of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Laurie Hedgpeth and husband Tim of Fuquay Varina, NC, and Julie Conner and husband Kevin of Powells Point, NC; one sister, Janet Wensink and husband Bill of Gladwin, MI; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Elida Dixie Meekins Darlington

HATTERAS - Elida Dixie Darlington was born on November 26, 1930 in Hatteras. She was raised by her father, Milton Wood Meekins, and grandmother, Nancy Jane Meekins, after her mother Erma Queen Gaskins died suddenly after giving birth. She met her future husband, Charles Raymond Darlington of Detroit, Mich., who was stationed at Hatteras while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. During their 52 year of marriage they lived in Bowie, Md., Coral Springs, Fla., and Raleigh before retiring in 1992 to her family home in Hatteras Village. Dixie was an active, friendly and loving wife, mother and grandmother who lived for her family and her many pets. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and visiting friends and family. She left us suddenly to be with our Lord on Monday, May 9 and will be forever missed and always in the hearts of her four daughters: Karen Garmany of Raleigh, Janice Darlington of Kill Devil Hills, Laurie Hedgpeth of Fuquay-Varina and Julie Conner of Powells Point; and her 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband. She will be cremated and laid to rest in Hatteras. Memorial services will be held in Raleigh at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home on May 14 at 4 p.m. and in Hatteras at a later date.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 12, 2005; pg. 14A)

Ida Davenport

Ida Davenport, aged Manteo Negro, died suddenly of a heart attack Thursday afternoon while making a purchase in the store of Dan Hopkins.  The aged woman had just arrived in Manteo from a trip to Norfolk and had stopped in the store on her way home from the bus station when her sudden death occurred.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 13, 1945; pg. 2)

Rev. James H. Davenport

MANTEO - The Rev. James H. Davenport, 93, of Manteo, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Born on April 15, 1919 in Elizabeth City, NC, he was the son of the late Herbert Glenmore and Elizabeth Reid Davenport.  Following high school in Elizabeth City, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring in 1960 as Senior Chief Yeoman. Called to the ministry, Rev. Davenport attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, graduating in 1962.  He served as pastor of Northwest Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA, Eureka Baptist Church, Corapeake, NC, and Manteo Baptist Church, Manteo, NC retiring in 1984. After retirement he served as interim pastor at Warwick Swamp Baptist Church, Tyner, NC and Engelhard Baptist Church, Engelhard, NC. In May 2005, Manteo Baptist Church named him Pastor Emeritus.  During his ministry he served as Clerk and Moderator of the Chowan Baptist Association and as a member of the General Board of the NC State Convention.  Rev. Davenport is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret (Peggy) Davenport of the home; a daughter, Linda D. Jones and husband, Ron of Mechanicsville, VA; two sons, Don L. Davenport and wife, Marcia of Corpus Christi, TX and Michael D. Davenport and wife, Tammy of Sissonville, WV. He also has five grandchildren, James D. Davenport and wife, Diana of Corpus Christi, TX, Stephen C. Jones and wife, Laina of Virginia Beach, VA, Rev. Patrick R. Jones and wife, Katie of Conway, SC, Andrea J. Richardson and husband, Jason of Mechanicsville, VA, and Julie D. Stephens and husband, Mark of Nacogdoches, TX; and 12 great- grandchildren.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Emilie Sawyer Davenport and three brothers, Edward V. Davenport, Thomas R. Davenport, and Herbert G. Davenport all of Elizabeth City.  The Rev. Davenport will be remembered as a kind and loving husband, father, and friend by all who knew him over the years. He will be greatly missed and never out of our thoughts and memories.  A celebration of life will be held at Manteo Baptist Church on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Ken Simpson and his grandson, the Rev. Patrick Jones officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Sydney Ambrose Davenport

Mrs. Sydney Ambrose Davenport, 88, wife of A.H. Davenport of Manteo, died at her home about 6:30 Friday morning.  She had been an invalid for several years, and several weeks ago she suffered a severe attack of flu from which she failed to recover.  Funeral services will be held at the grave in Manteo Cemetery at 3:00 Saturday afternoon.  Rev. D.W. Charlton, pastor of Mt Olivet Methodist Church of which Mrs. Davenport was a member, will officiate.  Mrs. Davenport was a native of Washington County but had lived in Manteo for approximately 50 years.  She is survived by her husband; three daughters: Mrs. W.C. Topping of Manteo, Mrs. William Mavros of New York City and Mrs. R.O. Skau of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one son by a former marriage, Milton Comstock of Washington County; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Among out-of-town people present for the services were Mrs. Skau, Mrs. Mavros and son, Billy, Mr. and Mrs. Comstock, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deacon of Virginia Beach.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 14, 1945; pg. 1)

Erma Tillett Davidson

MANNS HARBOR - Erma Tillett Davidson, 86, of Manns Harbor, died March 13, at a Nags Head medical center. She was a native of Manns Harbor, the daughter of the late W.C. and Mrs. Annie Twiford Tillett and the widow of Luther Davidson and a homemaker. Mrs. Davidson was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. Surviving are one son: Lloyd Midgett of Manns Harbor; one step-daughter, O'Nella Mann of Manns Harbor; three step-sons, Red Davidson and Cedric Davidson both of Chesapeake, Va. and Bobby Davidson of Ohio; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, March 15, at 2 p.m. in the Mount Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Douglas Lamb. The family will be at the home of Lori and Donnie Hux, Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 15, 1990)

Nat Twiford Davidson

Mrs. Nat Twiford Davidson, 62, died at 7:20 Friday morning [Dec. 26, 1958]  in Leigh Memorial Hospital in Norfolk, Va. after an illness of several days. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:00 from the Primitive Baptist Church in East Lake. Mrs. Davidson is survived by her husband, Luther R. Davidson of Norfolk; three sons: Luther, Jr., Cedric and Bobby, all of Norfolk; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; two sisters: Mrs. Sarah Cahoion of East Lake and Mrs. Ida Hassell of Norfolk; and one brother, Marshall Twiford of Norfolk.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Carlisle Newton Davis

MANTEO - Carlisle Newton Davis, 66, died Feb. 16, 2001 at his residence.  Mr. Davis, born in Manteo, was an insurance agent and was owner and operator of the Carlislie Davis Agency which he opened after retiring from the NC Farm Bureau Insurance in Manteo.  He was a former mayor of Manteo, was chairman of the Dare County Board of Elections and served on the Manteo Town Council for 16 years.  He was a past master and current secretary of the Manteo Masonic Lodge No. 521, a member of the Dare County Shrine Club, the Sudan Temple, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry of New Bern, York Rite, the Royal Order of Jesters, Tyrian Council No. 19, and the Outer Banks Beach Bums.  He was an actor for years in the Lost Colony, was understudy and played the part of Chief Uppowoc.  He played league baseball and once hit a home run off a pitch from Catfish Hunter.  Mr. Davis was a veteran, having served with pride aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Ingham.  Mr. Davis was the son of the late Isaac Newton and Irene Midgett Davis and the husband of Pauline Bullard Davis of the residence.  Besides his wife, Mr. Davis is survived by a daughter, Fay Irene and husband, Brian D. Edwards; a sister, Charlotte L. and husband Norman S. Ward; and a granddaughter, Mollie Jordan Davis, all of Manteo.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Speake officiating.  Burial with Masonic Rites will be held in the Manteo Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Twiford Funeral Home.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 2001)

Carson R. Davis, Jr.

Carson R. "Buddy" Davis, Jr., founder of Davis Boatworks, Inc. and Davis Yachts, one of the world's premier manufacturers of sportfishing yachts on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, died on Monday, January 17 in Marathon, Fla.  He was 62.  A native of Manteo, he was born May 7, 1948.  Buddy was the son of Carson Ralph Davis and "Nonnie" Etheridge Davis and the brother of Anne Davis Creef.  Buddy hailed from a long line of boat builders.  In addition to operating the Davis retail store, Buddy's father, Ralph, and Uncle Vern Davis manufactured their own boats, from mine sweepers for the U.S. Navy to a North American record holding hydrofoil.  Buddy married Elaina Scarborough in 1965.  In February 1966 Buddy's daughter, the Homorable Amber Davis was born and four years later he had a son, Carson Wade Davis.  Buddy graduated from Manteo High School in 1966.  He briefly attended Old Dominion University, but returned to Oregon Inlet Fishing Center as a full-time charter boat captain.  He began mating at the age of 12 and received his captain's license at the age of 16.  Buddy was legendary as a fearless, competitive and daring fisherman, setting numerous fishing records at the time and earning him a prized reputation as an able seaman and fisherman.  Buddy's focus and energy turned from operating sportfishing yachts to building them.  Captain Warren O'Neal and Captain Omie Tillett mentored Buddy early in his career when he worked for them in between summer fishing charters.  Later, he became a prolific designer and builder in his own right.  Ultimately, he built more than 400 sportfishing yachts which can be found in ports around the globe--from South America to Europe and Africa, Asia and Australia.  He designed and built boats ranging in length from 28 feet to 78 feet.  From very early on in his career he set the sportfishing world on its tail when he built and launched the 72' Jersey Devil out of his small shop in Wanchese.  Years later, Sportfishing Yacht magazine named the Davis 61 as one of the top ten boats ever produced.  Buddy's sportfishing boats have been deatured in magazines, newspapers and television programs around the world, including when Robb Report less than a decade ago recognized the Davis 70 as the most beautiful sprotfishing yacht built.  Buddy is survived by his two children, their spouses Jeff Malarney and Annie Davis; and four grandchildren: Carson, Cullen, Lainy and Watson; his sister, Anne Davis Creef and husband Charlie; his brother, Cliff Davis; his step-sons: Matthew and Tres Midgett; their mother, Barbara Small Davis; and his friend Anne Tull.  A memorial service will be held at the Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo on Monday, January 24 at 4 p.m. with a recption immediately following at Basnight's Lone Cedar Restaurant.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 20, 2011; pg. 8A)

BUDDY DAVIS REMEMBERED - Carson R. “Buddy” Davis Jr., who designed and built Carolina-style sportfishing boats from 28 to 78 feet, died Monday at his home in Marathon, Fla., after a lengthy illness, his wife, Barbara, said. He was 62.  A native of Manteo, N.C., Davis was the son of Carson Ralph Davis and “Nonnie” Etheridge Davis, and the sister of Anne Davis Creef.  Davis’ boats were designed and built mainly under two companies: Davis Boat Works, which he founded in 1973, and Davis Yachts, which he formed in the mid 1980s, according to his wife, Barbara Davis.  “Through some pretty tough times, Buddy was absolutely a survivor,” said Dean Travis Clarke, a longtime friend and the executive editor of Sport Fishing and Marlin magazines. “Even though he suffered some great setbacks in his career, somehow he always came back.”  Davis kept coming back because his boat designs were sought after and he had a reputation as one of the best boatbuilders around, Barbara Davis said. During his 45-year career, Davis built some 400 yachts, according to the family.  Clarke knew Davis for 25 years and tested many of his boats. “He was one of the original group of Oregon Inlet charter boat captains who became boatbuilders,” Clarke said. “They went from that tiny town of Wanchese and the Manteo area [of North Carolina] to a global presence. They have boats all over the world. He had an extraordinary reputation for building very seaworthy and smooth-riding boats.”  A master at capturing the Carolina look, Davis designed and built boats that were known for their sharp entries and dramatic bow flare, Clarke said. His hull designs were all about function, but Davis also brought a level of luxury to the sportfishing boat that had not been seen before, Clarke said.  Clarke said Davis was a “pleasure to be around.”  “He was a charming, quintessential soft-spoken Southern gentleman, a gifted fisherman,” he said.  He loved to build fishing boats because he loved to fish, Barbara Davis said. “He didn’t want to be anyplace that didn’t have access to a boat,” said Davis, 60. “He loved to go out there and slay the dolphin.”  Davis leaves his daughter, the Hon. Amber Davis, 44; his son, Carson Wade Davis, 40, who works at Spencer Yachts; his former wife, Elaina Davis; and two stepsons, Tres Midgett, 37, and Matthew Midgett, 34.  Service for Carson “Buddy” Davis, Jr. will be Monday January 24th at 4PM at the Mt. Olivet Church, 300 Ananias Dare Street- Manteo.  (everythingouterbanks.org)

Catherine Midgett Davis

MANTEO - Catherine Midgett "Sam" Davis, 76, died Monday, July 29 in Durham. Mrs. Davis was born in Skyco and was a retired bookkeeper for Daniels Oil Company and long-time employee of The Christmas Shop. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Marcus and Carrie Hayman Midgett and the wife of the late Isaac Peter Davis, Jr. Surviving are one daughter, Susan Page Davis of Chapel Hill; one sister, Aline M. Robbins of Skyco; nephews: Johnnie Robbins of Skyco and Marcus Robbins of Elizabeth City; longtime companion, Wallace Gray of Buxton; and special friend, Richard Henry Lee of Skyco. Mrs. Davis was predeceased by her sister, Nina M. Etheridge. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. in the Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Supplee. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002; pg. 5B)

Charlie Preston Davis, Jr.

WANCHESE - Charlie Preston Davis, Jr. 52, died suddenly Tuesday June 30, 2009 in Wanchese. “Preston” as he was called by family and friends, was the son of Charlie P. Davis, Sr. of Stoneville, and the late Helen Wheeler Davis. Born September 12, 1956, he was a native of Alamance County, and resided in the Wanchese area since 1982.  After completing his schooling, he worked as a plumbing contractor.  Preston eventually owned his own tractor service called Davis Ventures. Preston was an avid outdoorsman.  He particularly enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time.  Surviving Charlie is his wife Donna Davis of Wanchese, one son Zachary Davis also of Wanchese, one sister Cynthia Davis Smith and husband Terry of Stoneville, a host of extended family members and cherished friends.  A celebration of Preston’s life will be held Monday July 6, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel in Nags Head.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, July 5, 2009; pg. 10A)

Daniel Hines Davis

Mr. Daniel Hines Davis, 84, of the N. C. Special Care Center in Wilson and formerly of Manteo, died at the Longleaf Neuro Care Center, Wilson on Sunday, Dec. 16.  A Manteo native, he was the son of the late Isaac Peter Davis and Susan Hines Davis.  He was a lieutenant commander in the U. S. Navy serving during World War II. He was a graduate of Manteo High School and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1943 where he was a Golden Gloves boxer and a football player. He went on to graduate law school at New York University. He retired as an attorney.  Survivors include two sons, Danny Hines Davis, II and Isaac Peter Davis, III, both of Chapel Hill and two sisters, Elizabeth MacNabb of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and Evelyn Slott of Burlington.  A graveside service will be held at a later date.  Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, Burlington is assisting the family.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Tuesday, December 25, 2007)

Dora Gallop Davis

Mrs. Dora Gallop Davis, 92, widow of the late Daniel Edward Davis, daughter of the late Peter Gregory Gallop and Caroline Daniels Gallop, died Tuesday morning [Aug. 16, 1960] at 5:45 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Baum of Wanchese.  Mrs. Gallop was born at Wanchese on May 9, 1869 and was the oldest member of the Bethany Methodist Church.  Two other daughters survive her; Mrs. Harold Howard of Norfolk and Mrs. Ester Reifers of San Diego, California; a son, Edward M. Davis; four sisters; Mrs. Eleazar Tillett, Mrs. Martha Etheridge, Mrs. Lilly Daniels, and Mrs. E.C. Green.  One brother, Ezekiel R. Gallop, all of Wanchese. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 19, 1960)

Ernest Garland Davis

IN NAGS HEAD - Mr. Ernest Garland Davis, 59, of Nags Head, died Friday evening at 6:30 in the Leigh Memorial Hospital in Norfolk, Va. following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:00 in the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jesse Dough, pastor. Burial followed in the Baum Family Cemetery in Kitty Hawk. The body was taken from Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo to the church Sunday at 1:00. Mr. Davis was a native of Franklin County, N.C, a former resident of Chesapeake, Va. and had lived in Nags Head for the past 5 years. He was the son of the late Ernest G. and Ila Breedlove Davis and the husband of Mrs. Rae Meekins Davis. He was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and a veteran of Worl War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Davis was a retired driver for the Carolina Coach Company (Trailways). Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Judith D. Servos of Wheeling, W.V.; one son, Gary Davis of Roanoke, Va.; five sisters: Mrs. Mollie Coppage of Rocky Mount, Mrs. Elizabeth Layton, Mrs. Eula Mae Gilliam and Mrs. Geneva Lester, all of Lewisburg, N.C., and Mrs. Louise Boone of Spring Hope, N.C.; one brother, Vernon Davis of Spring Home; and 3 grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - June 23, 1982; pg. 9)

Evelyn Dowdy Davis

Evelyn D. Davis, 78, of Manteo, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Nags Head. Mrs. Davis was born in Manteo and was retired from Dare County Sheriffs Dept after 20 years of service and was a member of Manteo Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis served her country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Alvin and Eileen Midgett Sears Dowdy. Surviving are her son, Mitchell Clifton Davis of Manteo and grandchildren, Sarah and Evan Davis. Mrs. Davis was predeceased by her sister, Barbara Dowdy Wood.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford Colony Chapel, Friday, May 13, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. C.L. Reynolds. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Iola Midgett Davis

TUCUMCARI, N.M. - Mrs. Iola "Bummy" Midgett Davis, 84, of Tucumcari, N.M. died suddenly at her residence on January 29. Mrs. Davis was a native of Kitty Hawk and former resident of Wanchese. She was the daughter of the late Mary E. and Franklin Harrison Midgett and the widow of Crowder Davis. Mrs. Davis is survived by one sister, Mary "Wid" Dowdy; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Tucumcari, N.M. Burial followed in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Tumcucari, N.M. handled the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 8, 1990)

Isaac P. Davis, Jr.

Isaac P. Davis, Jr., 57, of Manteo, died Tuesday morning in a Norfolk hospital. He was a native of Pelham and lived in Manteo most of his life. He was the husband of Mrs. Catherine Midgett Davis of Manteo and the son of Mrs. Susan Hines Davis of Manteo and the late Isaac P. Davis, Sr. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM and Fuqua-Varina American Legion Post #116. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and an insurance agent for the Paul revere Agency in Raleigh. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill and was a graduate of East Carolina College in Greenville. He received his master's degree in business administration. He was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi fraternity and a member of the Varsity Club. He was a former coach of the Weldon High School, Cherry High School, Cary High School, Jacksonville High School and Chowan Junior College at Murfreesboro. Davis also served as principal of the Weldon High School, the Fuqua-Varina High School and the Windsor, Va. High School. In addition to his wife and mother he is survived by one daughter, Miss Susan Page Davis of Manteo; two sisters: Mrs. Evelyn D. Stott of Burlington and Mrs. Elizabeth D. MacNab of Lutherville, Maryland; one brother, Daniel H. Davis of Alexandria, Va. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. H.A. Bizzell, pastor, assisted by Father Stan Easty. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 24, 1976; pg. 12A)

James Wadsworth Davis

James Wadsworth Davis, 80, of Wanchese died Wednesday, December 14, at his home after an illness of one month, although he had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Davis was born in Wanchese on July 22, 1886, the son of William Spencer Davis and Alwilda Lane Davis. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1946 after 32 years of service, and returned to Wanchese to live. He was a member of Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese, Manteo Lodge #521 AM & FM and the Wanchese Ruritan Club. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Midgett Davis; two sons, Capt. Larry L. Davis, USCG, Juneau, Alaska and James Worth Davis of Huntington Beach, California; two brothers, William Alex Davis and Crowder C. Davis of Wanchese; one sister, Mrs. Nannie Simpson of Portsmouth, Va.; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time Thursday.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 16, 1966)

Lessie Midgett Davis

MANTEO - Lessie Midgett Davis, 84, died Tuesday, Aug. 27 at a Norfolk hospital. Mrs. Davis, born in Salvo, daughter of the late John Guthrie and Missouri Gray Midgett, was the wife of H. Vernon Davis of the home. She was a homemaker and was retired from Davis Store of Manteo. She was a member of the Manteo Rebeccah Lodge #52, Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and the Hampton Boat Racing Assc. Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters: Levern D. Parker of Kill Devil Hills and Ella D. Wilson of Pequea, Pa.; two sisters: Alice McChesney of Manteo and Inez Ausley of Jacksonville, Ark.; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia D. Staab. Funeral services will be held Aug. 31 at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo with the Rev. Dennis Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. [A photo of Lessie accompanied this obituary.]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 29,1996)

Mildred Midgett Davis

IN WANCHESE - Mrs. Mildred Midgett Davis, 94, died Friday [Jan. 21, 1983] night in the Winslow Memorial Rest Home after a long illness.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese with the Rev. Tom Clark and Rev. P.D. Midgett, III officiating.  Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery.  The body will be taken from Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, January 26, 1983; pg. 8)

Richard Edward Davis

Richard Edward Davis, 94, of Southern Shores passed away on March 17, 2014 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nags Head.  Born in Niles, Ohio, he is the son of the late Richard John Davis and Edith Reeves Davis, and the widower of Nelva Ree Smith Davis. He also was predeceased by a sister, Jane Brown and survived by sisters, Norma Pretot and Stephanie Moore.  Also surviving are son, Richard L. Davis of Haleiwa, HI, and daughter, Christine D. Silver of Stamford, CT, along with 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  He is a World War II Navy veteran serving as a corpsman with the Marines in the Pacific theater from 1941 to 1946 and in the U.S. Naval Reserves until 1954.  He continued government service with the Central Intelligence Agency, spending many years abroad, until retiring in 1974.  He and Nelva moved to Southern Shores in 1975, where he was active with the Southern Shores Fire Department and the First Flight Lions Club.  The family is planning a “Celebration of Life” ceremony for Richard E. Davis on Monday, June 23, 2014.  There will be a gathering at the Southern Shores Cemetery grave site for a brief prayer at 5:45 pm, followed by a casual get-together at 6:00 pm at All Saints Episcopal Church, 40 Pintail Trail, Southern Shores, NC 27949.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Roy Linwood Davis, Jr.

Roy Linwood Davis, Jr., 43, died suddenly Wednesday morning, March 7, at his home in Manteo. Mr. Davis, the son of the late Roy Linwood Davis and the late Grace Burrus Davis, was a native of Wanchese, but had lived in Manteo most of his life. He was employed as a welder by the La Porte Dredging Co. He served with the U.S. Navy during WW II and had also served in the Merchant Marines. He is survived by 2 daughters: Grace Javan Davis and Jennie Lee Davis of Colerain; one brother, John Thomas Davis of Houston, Texas. The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, pending completion of funeral arrangements.  (unknown newspaper - Friday, March 9, 1962)

Vernon Davis

MANTEO - Vernon Davis, 94, died May 5, 2006, at his daughter’s residence in Kill Devil Hills. Mr. Davis was born in Manteo and was owner/operator of Davis Clothing Store. He established Davis Boats and built E Class Championship Runabouts with his brother, Ralph, and was former Manteo Town Commissioner from 1943-47 and served as a volunteer fireman with the Roanoke Island Fire Dept. He was named Man of the Year for the Town of Manteo and was former Man of the Year for the American Power Boat Association in 1996. Mr. Davis was the son of the late Carson W. and Ella Creef Davis and the widower of Lessie Midgett Davis. He is survived by two daughters, LeVern Davis Parker of Kill Devil Hills, Ella D. Wilson of Pequea, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, Mike Staab, Richard Staab, Ralph Staab, Charles Staab, Steve Staab, Ian Wilson, Dane Wilson, Earl Parker, Ryan Parker, Patricia Staab and Rosemary Staab; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia D. Staab; a sister, Ann D. Meikle; and one brother, Carson Ralph Davis. The family would like to also thank his caregivers, Sylvia Sawyer and Tammy. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Manteo Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Cribb officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 310 Industrial Drive, Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27609 or Chesapeake Maritime Museum, P.O. Box 636, St. Michael’s, MD 21663. ( The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 7, 2006)

Nathan Andrew Davison

MANTEO - Nathan Andrew Davison of Manteo passed away peacefully in his sleep, Thursday, March 1, 2012.  Beloved son of Jessica Nixon and Mark Nixon, Jamie Davison and Doug Chappell.  Grandparents, Rick and Sharon Spencer, S. Darrell and Linda Roberts, Melvin and Judy Kleweno, Gaye and George Rolstad, Ceil Nixon, Pauline and Dick Schuster, John and Shirley Davison and Wade Nixon (deceased).  Siblings, Eric, Colton, Alyssa and Markie.  Uncles, Darrell Roberts, Chris Nixon, Scott Kleweno and Dan Davison (deceased).  Aunts, Jeannie Ringler, Leigh Kleweno, Suzie and Helen Nixon and Melody Roberts (deceased).  He also leaves behind his beloved fiancé Ashley McCarter and closest friends, Josh Jones, Wyatt Smith, Hagen Howard and so many more.  Nathan was born February 10, 1988 in Toledo, OH and moved to Manteo when he was 8 years old.  He was a 2006 graduate of Manteo High School, played soccer all through his school years and had achieved the highest honor in scouting, the Eagle Scout.  He was employed by Simpson Roofing.  Nathan loved Boy Scouts, animals, the outdoors, skim-boarding and playing soccer.  Nathan was loved by everyone and everyone who knew him was better because of him.  He was our sweet, gentle Nathan and he will be greatly missed and forever loved.  Visitation will be Monday, March 5, 2012 at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo beginning at 5 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 7:00 p.m. and continued visitation after the service.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Scott Alan Day

Scott Alan Day, 47, of Avon, NC died on August 24, 2014. He was born in Kalamazoo, MI to Judith Ann Hays Day of Alden, MI and the late Charles Richard Day. Mr. Day was a teacher at the Cape Hatteras Secondary School, and a member of Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church.  Along with his mother, Scott is survived by his wife, Kristin Day; a daughter, Courtney Day; two sons Conner and Colby Day; one brother, Gordon Day of Rapid City, MI; two sisters, Lori Aubertin of Contoocook, NH and Darci Lewis of Kalkaska, MI and many nieces and nephews.  A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church with Father Fred Smuda, OSFS officiating. A reception in the social hall will immediately follow the Mass.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Earl Dean

EARL DEAN, NEWSPAPERMAN, DIES IN MANTEO MONDAY - Earl Dean, 48, well-known newspaperman, historian and lover of historical things in the Coastland, died at 5:00 at his home in Manteo Monday morning [Jan. 12, 1959] after an illness of 6 months. He was a native of Elizabeth City, the son of the late Charles A. and Catherine A. Greenleaf Dean, and had made his home in Manteo for the past 6 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Hayman Dean, of Manteo. He is also survived by two brothers: Joe H. Dean of St. Petersburg, Fla. and C.A. Dean of Smithville, Ga. Returning home from a newspaper assignment near Cape Cod last summer, he was stricken with an illness which proved to be from throat cancer, and he was treated in Duke Hospital for several months. After an operation, which left him speechless, he came home at Thanksgiving time with hopes of recovery of speech through therapy courses. He had expected to resume his newspaper writing this summer and had accepted several assignments for this and other Coastland newspapers. He was an authority on coastland history and his collection on seashore events and history constitute exceptional memorabilia of shipwrecks and human interest unequalled in this state. Some months ago Mr. Dean contributed this material to the library of the University of N.C. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. L.A. Aitken, Rev. George F. Hill of Elizabeth City, retired rector of Christ Episcopal Church of which the deceased was a member. Pallbearers were M.K. Fearing, Jr., J.O. Basnight, John Livesly, Frank Cahoon, C.S. Meekins and Victor Meekins. Burial was in the Manteo Cemetery.  ( The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 16, 1959; pg. 1)

Reid DeBlieu

MANTEO - Reid DeBlieu, a native of Roanoke Island and a junior at Manteo High School, was tragically killed in a traffic accident Monday [March 16, 2009] in Nags Head. He was 16.  Reid was an honors student and had planned to study chemical engineering in college. He played guitar and was known for his dry sense of humor. He studied martial arts for ten years and earned a black belt in karate and brown belts in four other martial disciplines. In 2004 he traveled to Japan with an elite youth martial arts team from around the United States for an international martial arts gathering. Reid died doing what he loved to do most, spending time with his longtime girlfriend, Taylor Carawan. His departure leaves a huge hole in the lives and the hearts of his family and friends.  Reid is survived by his father and mother, Jeff and Jan DeBlieu of Manteo; his maternal grandparents, Helen and Ivan DeBlieu of Wilmington, Delaware, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Nags Head Saturday, March 21, at 10 am.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Marretta Austin Derrickson

MELBOURNE, FLA. - Marretta Austin Derrickson, 81, of Melbourne, died November 1.   Mrs. Derrickson was born Nov. 19, 1916 in Manteo. She was the daughter of Orphia and Homer T. Austin and the widow of Paul E. Derrickson. She is survived by one son, Paul E. Derrickson, Jr.; two daughters: Kathy D. Guerro and Lisa Dzarta of Florida; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; three sisters: Sidney Jones of Manteo, Mildred Gray of Satellite Beach, Florida, and Hilda A. Williams of Dover, Del. She was predeceased by two brothers: Homer T. Austin, Jr. and Willie Austin, and one sister, Sybil A. Dowdy. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. in Florida Memorial Funeral Chapel north of Melbourne, Fla.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 15, 1998; pg. 10A)

Paul Edward Derrickson, Sr.

MELBOURNE, FLA.- Paul Edward Derrickson, 74, died Monday, September 2 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. He was born in Ocean View, Del. and was the son of the late Harry Derrickson and Alice Socknider Bowers. He formerly lived in Manteo and operated Derrickson Store and had made his home in Florida for 35 years. He was a Coast Guard veteran of WW II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Marretta Austin Derrickson (a Manteo native), one son, Paul Derrickson, Jr. of Palm Bay, Fla.; two daughters: Kathy Johnson of Melbourne and Lisa Dvzata of North Bay Village, Fla.; a sister, Katherine Norgan of Seaford, Del. Services were held at Harbor City Baptist Church and graveside services with military honors followed at Florida Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 12, 1991)

Joseph Walter Dexter

FRISCO - Joseph Walter Dexter, 67, died Saturday, Jan. 20, at an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mr. Dexter was born in Livingston, Mont., son of the late Roy A. Dexter and the the late Meena M. Heist Dexter and the husband of Alice Dexter of the home.  He was retired from the National Park Service ad was an artist.  He was a member of the Livingston Masonic Lodge #32, Cape Hatteras Lodge #698, Hatteras Island Order of the Eastern Star #303, and the Wood Carvers Association.  He was also a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters: Susan C. Wyckoff and Katy J. Stowe, both of Frisco, Kaellen M. Fagley of Hatteras and Sally R. Heath of Bristol, Conn.; one son, John J. Dexter of Waynesboro, Va.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Mr. Dexter was preceded in death by two children, Joyce R. Dexter and Ted R. Dexter.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Huskins and John D. Cullop.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper and date)  [NOTE: Social Security Deaths indicate that Mr. Dexter was born Sept. 20, 1928 and died Jan. 20, 1996]

Helen Midgett Dickerson

CROZET - Mrs. Helen Midgett Dickerson, 35, died yesterday [December 1, 1964] at a Charlottesville hospital.  Born in Wanchese, N.C., Sept. 3, 1929, she was the daughter of Mrs. Bernice Saunders Midgett of Wanchese, N.C. and the late Frank Midgett.  She is survived by her mother; her husband, Robert Mac Dickerson; a son, Kenneth Wayne Dickerson; four daughters, Joann Dickerson, Judy Gail Dickerson, Wanda Sue Dickerson and Jennie Mae Dickerson, all of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Rubolotta of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Curtis Case of Greensboro, N.C. and Mrs. Eugene Gallop of Wanchese, N.C.; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dell Saunders of Chesapeake.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Crozet Baptist Church, with burial in Rockgate Cemetery.  (Charlottesville Daily Progress [Charlottesville, VA] - December 2, 1964)  Kindly submitted by Josh Myers.

Kenneth Haggard Dickerson, Sr.
The Coastland Times - Friday, July 23, 1965; pg. 8

Phenix Taylor Dickey

HATTERAS - Phenix Taylor Dicksey, 90, died Sunday, September 12 in a Nags Head nursing home. He was born in Wilmington and was retired from the U.S. Navy and civil service. Mr. Dicksey was a Pearl Harbor survivor aboard the USS Cummings and a member of the Naomi Masonic Lodge #87 AF&AM in Norfolk, Va. He was the son of the late Andrew H. Dicksey and Catherine Horne and the husband of the late Christinia Scarborough Dicksey. Mr. Dicksey is survived by one daughter, Chris Vallance of Hatteras; one son, James Dicksey of Burkburnett, Texas; two sisters: Alma Thompkins and Catherine Grohman, both of Wilmington; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Twiford Funeral home is handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999; pg. 10A)

Emory Dawson Dillon

HATTERAS - Captain Emory Dawson “Damn” Dillon, age 87, died at his home in Frisco, on Hatteras Island Saturday afternoon, the May 11, 2013. He was born June 10, 1925, in Fairfax County, VA, the son of the late Emory Dawson Dillon, Sr. and the late Della Miller Dillon. He was preceded in death by his son John Dillon.  During World War II Emory served with the US Army in a tank unit, in the European Theatre, including the occupation of Germany. By 1945, when the left the service, he had attained the rank of Technical Sergeant.  After Military Service, Emory worked in Agriculture in the Farmville, VA area. He excelled in the development and marketing of a superior strain of clover seed. He ended up with several farms as a result of his success. Long after he gave up this vocation, he exhibited his “green thumb” with a great vegetable garden to include an advanced hydrophonic tomato bed.  The sea was calling Emory and he moved to Frisco in the early 1960’s. He started a successful “drive-in” restaurant in front of his home, but found that his heart was with the big fish off Hatteras. By the mid 1960s he partnered with Bob Smirnow, of “Fishing Stuff” and began running the “Early Bird” out of Hatteras from spring through fall and the Florida Keys in the winter. During this period of time there were many bigger and faster boats, but none more popular, nor produced more fish. Emory was a master with the early “Loran A” and fathometers of the time. He could find a spot and more importantly, he could stay on it! He was the “Mayor of the Rock Pile”. This combined with the ability to teach absolute economy of movement for an efficient cockpit and to coach maximum performance from his mates made sure the “Early Bird” Team was always in the game. Emory purchased the 44 foot, Sheldon Midgett built, “Stormy Duchess”, in 1977 and this became the “Early Bird” until Emory’s retirement from fishing in the 1990’s.  Fishing with Emory was a pleasure whether as a mate or party. He was a philosopher as well as a technician, stressing the beauty of all that surrounds the pursuit of offshore fish. Almost all of his parties were annual repeats .He insisted on going the extra mile to give his people the best fishing day possible. He had no patience with Captains who did not try as hard and considered them “shysters”. He set high standards for his mates, but in such a positive manner that they all wanted to please Emory, therefore doing the best possible job. No man who fished with Emory is not the better for it. The success of Emory’s mates, in whatever endeavor they pursued, is his greatest legacy. Every time one of his alumni looks back at the markers astern, to determine drift, as well as the markers ahead they will see his face and hear his voice.  It should be said that Emory was a good private airplane pilot and a master of the chess board.  Any friend was welcome to drinks, supper and a bed at Emory’s house anytime. He had a great knowledge of many subjects, great common sense, a dry sense of humor and in conversation hours passed like minutes. He called a spade a spade!  His face and word will be in the hearts and his name on the lips of all who had the pleasure of his company. He has been loved and he will be missed.  Emory is survived by his son, Mark D. Dillon, of Farmville, VA, three grandchildren Nicholas Dillon, Christopher Dillon and Koren N. Hunt, also four great grand children. He leaves behind, in the home, Vicki Collins, his companion of many years.  As per Emory’s instruction there will be no Funeral Service. He requested that a small group of his friends spread his ashes on his beloved “Rock Pile”, which is located 22 miles SSE of the Hatteras Inlet. This will be done.  Captain Spurgeon Stowe, has kindly offered his boat the “Miss Hatteras” to be used for a celebration of Emory’s life. The date of this event will be announced at a later time.  So, In the mean time please raise a glass and say his name. Emory would like that.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Patrick Dillon

BUXTON, N.C. - A funeral service for William Patrick (Bill) Dillon, 50, Hatteras Island representative on the Dare County Board of Commissioners, who died Wednesday night [March 20, 1974] will be held today at 2 p.m. in Buxton United Methodist Church.  Officiating will be the Rt. Rev. Leo Edward McIllrath.  Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Buxton.  The body will be taken from Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, to the church at 1 p.m.  Dillon apparently suffered a heart attack while refereeing a basketball game at Hatteras High School.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Bertie Dixon, Jr.

FRISCO - Bertie Dixon, Jr., 74, of Frisco, died Monday, August 12, in an area hospital. Mr. Dixon was born in Morehead City and was a retired owner/operator of Bert's Supermarket and retired from the N.C. Dept. of Transportation Ferry Division. He was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God, Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698, Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, and was a member of the U.S. Navy during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart. He was the son of the late Bertie and Eva Bragg Dixon, Sr. and the husband of Elise Peele Dixon. Besides his wife, surviving are a son, Bertie Dixon, III of Deep Creek, Va.; a sister, Lorena Hassell of Suffolk, Va.; and 2 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Aug. 14 in the Lighthouse Assembly of God by the Rev. Shawn Mizelle and Jim Huskins. Burial will be in the Quidley Cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel In Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 13, 1996)

Elsie Peele Dixon

CHESAPEAKE - Elise Peele Dixon, 89, formerly of Frisco, N.C., passed away at Dominion Village of Chesapeake Saturday, July 23, 2011. A native of Hatteras, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Leo Peele and the late Beatrice Austin Peele. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Bertie Dixon Jr. and was the last of nine children, Maurice Lambert Peele, Wallace Lee Peele, Nacy Austin Peele, Beatrice Barnett, Lovey Alice Leatherwood, Juanita Jennette and William Maxton Peele. Ms. Dixon is survived by her son, Bertie Dixon III of Frisco, and her grandsons, Bert Dixon IV and wife Jessica of Chesapeake and Andrew Dixon and wife Heather of Portsmouth. Also left to cherish her memory are her great-grandchildren, Chase, Carolyn, Alex, Hunter and Jackson. Up until her last few years, she had unbounded energy and always had a kind word for everyone. She worked at various jobs for 70 years as a cigar tobacco leaf roller in Charleston, skinned hot dogs in Smithfield, worked at Colonial Stores, Giant Open Air Market, various motels, at grocery stores, and restaurants on Hatteras Island. She also worked for several years as assistant manager at Teach's Lair Marina. Ms. Dixon's belief was "give me flowers while I live," so the family has designated that, in lieu of funeral flowers, donations be made, in her memory to, Order of the Eastern Star, Hatteras Island Chapter No. 303, P.O. Box 1103, Buxton, NC 27920 or the Hatteras Island Food Pantry, P. O. Box 1591, Buxton, NC 27920. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. There will be an opportunity for viewing and signing the register just prior to the service, from 1 to 2 pm. Burial will occur in Quidley Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford Funeral Homes' Island Chapel, Hatteras, N.C., is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - July 25, 2011)

Merian Nichols Dixon

BUXTON - Merian Nichols Dixon, 75, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1995, in a Suffolk hospital.  Mr. Dixon, a native of Morehead City, was retired from the Ford Motor Company and after retirement owned a small engine repair business. He was a past master of the Masonic Lodge of Suffolk and a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton. Mr. Dixon was the son of the late Bertie Dixon Sr. and Eva Bragg Dixon.  Mr. Dixon is survived by one daughter, Brenda Shurger of New Orleans; sister, Lorena Hassell of Suffolk; and brother, Bertie Dixon Jr. of Frisco, N.C.  A church service was conducted Saturday, Nov. 18, 1995, at 2 p.m. in the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, Buxton, by the Rev. Shawn Mizelle. He was interned in the Quidley Cemetery, Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, November 19, 1995; pg. 9B)

William Dayton Dixon, Jr.

William Dayton Dixon, Jr., 89, died peacefully at home in Kitty Hawk, NC on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Dayton was born in Richmond, Virginia on November 26, 1924, the son of the late William Dayton Dixon and Bertha Marie Elam Dixon. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Germany. Dayton attended Hampden-Sydney College and graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a loyal member of the Chi Phi fraternity.  Dayton was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed traveling the world, often choosing his destination by where the fly fishing was best.  Dayton is survived by four children, Sarah Jane Carver, William Dayton Dixon, III and wife Katherine, Straughan Henley Watkins Dixon and wife Sharon, and Amie Dixon Irby and husband John. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and his devoted caregiver, Osey Nikita. Dayton was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Amie Cheatham Watkins Dixon.  A memorial service celebrating Dayton’s life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 15 at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Alan Swartz and Rev. Betsy Haas officiating. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Milburn Joseph Dobbs

PORTSMOUTH, VA. - Milburn Joseph Dobbs, 76, died Aug. 25 at the Veterans Hospital in Hampton, Va. He was the son of the late Curtis Monroe and Sarah Stanford Dobbs. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, a retired car salesman for Sun Motor Company and a member of the Portsmouth Assembly of God. Mr. Dobbs was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Estelle Midgette Dobbs. Survivors include two daughters: Cheryl Setser of Portsmouth, Va. and Donna Evers of Carrsville; one sister: Eula Dobbs of Rome, Ga.; three grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews. A service was set for Aug. 27 in Portsmouth Assembly of God with the Rev. Homer Peterson officiating. Graveside services are set for 3 p.m. in the Gray Family Cemetery in Buxton, N.C. with the Rev. Larry Stitt officiating. Twiford Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, Va. is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - August 28, 1994)

Glenn Dodenhoff

Glenn Dodenhoff, 76, of Buxton, died at his home on Nov. 8. Born in Covina, CA, Dodenhoff studied at the Art Center School in Los Angeles. He worked in the commercial art departments of Northrop Grumman and McDonnell Douglas. He was a lifelong artist and award-winning painter, showing in Los Angeles galleries in the late 1950s and early 1960s during the height of the Abstract Expressionism movement. His art has been shown in exhibitions nationwide and is in government, private and corporate collections worldwide, including the Dare County Municipal Center in Manteo and the private collection of Norway's royal family.  His art hung side-by-side with paintings by his wife of 39 years, Lisa Cooper, at the Tides Restaurant in Buxton. He opened Catfish Pottery on Hatteras Island with Cooper and friend Edith Camp. The gallery displayed paintings and also clay caricature mugs created by the three artists.  Dodenhoff moved to Hatteras Island in 1974. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon Dodenhoff, and his daughter, Cindy Dodenhoff Houghton. He is survived by his wife, brother Dennis Dodenhoff of California, Kathy Barnett of Kent, Washington; sons Jeffrey Dodenhoff of El Segundo, CA and Timothy Dodenhoff of Concord, CA; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  A memorial celebration will be announced in the spring. Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - November 2012)

Ryan Shaw Dodge

Ryan Shaw Dodge, 28, of Kill Devil Hills, departed this life on Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Mr. Dodge was born in Sayre, Pa and was a self employed contractor with Dodge Construction Co.  He was the son of Debra Ward Martin of Pennsylvania and the late Ronald A.Dodge and the husband of Amber Nunemaker Dodge of Kill Devil Hills.  Besides his wife and mother surviving are two daughters AshLynn and Tamarin Dodge both of Kill Devil Hills; two sisters: Amber and Heaven Martin both of PA; three brothers: Aaron Dodge, Donovan Martin and Emerson Kipp all of PA and his step-father: Donald Martin of PA.  A celebration of life will be held in Hill Top Cemetery Colington, Monday, June 5, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made for his children c/o Southern Bank, 202 N. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)  [Read news article here.]

Wanda Gray Dokken

MANTEO - Wanda Gray Dokken, 67, of Manteo, died Sunday, August 8, 2010, in her residence surrounded by family.   Mrs. Dokken was born in Elizabeth City and was a lifelong resident of Dare County and retired as an office assistant with Dare County Environmental Health.   She was predeceased by her parents, James I. and Lonie Williams Gray.  Surviving are her sister, Donna Midgett and husband Carroll of Waves, NC and her brother, James I. Gray, Jr. and wife Joy of Clermont, FLA; one niece, Angelia Midgett  Jackson and husband Kenny of Buxton, NC; three nephews, Carroll H. Midgett, Jr. of Buxton, James I. Gray, III of Silver Spring, MD and Troy M. Gray of Farmingdale, Maine.  A celebration of life will be in First Assembly of God, Manteo, Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Bryan Gray and Rev. Steve Smith. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   Twiford  Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 10. 2010; pg. 10A)

Myrna Willis Dorris

FRISCO - Myrna Willis Dorris, 63, died Thursday, September 8, 2005 at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head. Ms. Dorris was born in Frisco and was a charter member of New Hope Fellowship Church. She was the daughter of the late Hobson and Martha Farrow Willis.  She is survived by one daughter, Tiffany Meekins and husband Ryan of Avon; three sons; Stewart Ballance and wife Angie of Frisco, Stephen Ballance and wife Sheila, also of Frisco and Stanley Ballance and wife Ann of Ashland, NC; two sisters, Arvella Peele of Elizabeth City and Sylvia Sawyer of Manns Harbor; two brothers, Delmer Willis of Frisco and Perley Willis of Texas; six grandchildren; Karlene, Sabrina, Sydney, Shayley, Ryan, Shannon.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Frisco Assembly of God on Monday, September 12th, 2005 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Roger Barnett and Rev. Rick Sonnycalf officiating. Burial will take place in the Willis Family Cemetery in Frisco. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday, September 11, 2005 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Samuel L. Dosher

SAMUEL L. DOSHER DIES AT HIS SOUTHPORT HOME - Samuel L. Dosher, Mayor of Southport, died suddenly at his home there this week. He was a native of Southport but for several years was a resident of this section, practicing law at Manteo for about five years, prior to removing to Southport. At one time he was Mayor of Manteo. A brother-in-law, C.B. Gaskins, lives in this city. Before going to Manteo he was an observer connected with the U.S. Weather Bureau and was stationed at Hatteras for several years. While there he married Miss Cora Gaskins who survives him. They adopted a son, Hugh, who is the only child. Mr. Dosher was a Mason, having been a member of Wanchese Lodge AF&AM for several years. He was about 56 years old. Samuel Dosher was one of the biggest hearted, most conscientious and humane men in the world. As a friend, he was loyal, liberal and patient. His charity extended to all he knew and all who knew him loved him.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, May 19, 1922; pg. 5)

"...The position of weatherman has traditionally been a prestigious one in government service on Hatteras Island. None were more respected that Samuel L. Dosher, a native of Southport, N.C., who was appointed the weather observer at Hatteras in 1897. Dosher was from a prominent family in Southport, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River, which was an important port town that provided pilots for shipping in the region. Sam was born in 1866 and was one of 3 brothers and 3 sisters born to Asa Dosher and Sarah Lehew Dosher of Southport. About the age of 24, Dosher entered the US Weather Service as observer at Southport. In 1892 he was assigned to duty at Mainstee, Michigan on Lake Michigan. A year or two later he returned to the Lower Cape Fear region at Wilmington where he was chief of the weather bureau there. On Sept. 20, 1897, Dosher boarded a schooner bound for Hatteras to assume his duties as observer at the weather bureau. Not long after his arrival in Hatteras village, he met a young woman named Cora Gaskins and married her. She was the daughter of Capt. George Washington Gaskins and the granddaughter of Zorababel Gaskins, also a ship captain and important figure in Hatteras history. They had one son, Hugh, listed in the 1910 census at Hatteras..." "Soon after the great hurricane of August 1899, Sam Dosher relocated to Manteo where he retired from the Weather Bureau and entered politics. He was a lawyer of excellent standing from his arrival there, and his name appears on many of the deeds at the Dare County Register of Deeds office. Dosher also served as mayor of Manteo from 1913 to 1917 and county commissioner from 1917-1919..."  (The Island Breeze - August 1999; pgs. 32-35)

Alma Owens Doty

FREDERICK, MD - Alma Owens Doty, 90, formerly a resident of Manteo, NC, died Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was born in Alligator, NC to the late Robert Valentine and Martha Alexander Owens and was the widow of A.C. Stratton, Jr. and Dale E. Doty. She was a member of the Order of Rebekah Lodge of Manteo, NC.  Mrs. Doty is survived by a son, Timothy J. Stratton and wife Marianne of Ijamsville, MD; three grandchildren, Hayley Stratton and Daniel Stratton both of Ijamsville, MD and Pamela Johnson of Frisco, NC; two great grandchildren, Cameron Johnson and Christa Johnson both of Frisco, NC; three sisters, Thelma Perry of Newport News, VA, and Marie Ratchford and Clara Mae Shannon both of Manteo, NC; a brother, Bobby Owens of Manteo, NC; a cousin, Marguerite Tulley of Elizabeth City, NC; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, A.C. Stratton, III, a grandson, A.C. Stratton, IV, a brother, Leon Owens, and a step mother, Clara Owens.  A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, January 16, 2004 at 2:00 PM at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC, by the Rev. Jim Davenport. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 13, 2004; pg. 12A)

Henry Edwards Douan, Jr.

MANNS HARBOR - Henry Edwards “Hank” Douan, Jr., 57, of Manns Harbor, died Sunday, August 9, in Nags Head.  Hank was born in Charleston, South Carolina and was employed with Hurricane Mo’s and served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy.  He was the son of the late Henry Edwards Douan, Sr. and the late Cynthia Agnus Barton Douan and the husband of Mary Ellen Austin Douan of Manns Harbor.  Surviving are his son, Charles Bradford Douan of South Carolina; one sister, Marie Rickborn and two brothers, Kenneth Douan and Ernie Douan all of South Carolina.  A service of remembrance will be in Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo, Tuesday August 11, at 3:00 p.m. by the Rev. Roger Barnett.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 11, 2009; pg. 6A)

Adam E. Dough

KITTY HAWK - Adam E. Dough, 74, died Thursday night [April 4, 1963] in a Portsmouth hospital after an illness of 18 months. He was a native of Manteo but had been living in Kitty Hawk for the past 52 years. He was a retired carpenter, member of the North End Baptist Church of Manteo, husband of Mrs. Dora O'Neal Dough and son of the late Thomas and Deleria Meekins Dough. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Edward M. Dough Of Portsmouth; two daughters, Mrs. John Jack of Norfolk and Mrs. Edward Doughman of Alexandria, Va.; 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday in Kitty Hawk Methodist Church by the Rev. Horace McLaurin, pastor. Burial will be in Austin Cemetery. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home In Manteo to the church on Sunday afternoon.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Saturday, April 6, 1963)

KITTY HAWK - Funeral services for Adam E. Dough, who died Thursday night, were conducted Sunday in Kitty Hawk Methodist Church by the Rev. Horace McLaurin, pastor. The casket was covered with a pall of white carnations, Easter lilies and fern. "Shall We Gather by the River" And "How Firm a Foundation" were sung by the church choir, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Jesse Baum. Pallbearers were Jack Twiford, Lionel Shannon, Gordon Riddick, John W. Evans, Cliff Midgett and Claude Midgett. Burial followed in Austin Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper - Monday, April 8, 1963)

Emma Frances Johnson Dough

MRS. EMMA DOUGH BURIED SUNDAY - Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Frances Johnson Dough, 71, who died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.G. Etheridge near Manteo, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Etheridge home by Dr. G.A. Martin, pastor of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church of which Mrs. Dough was a member. Dr. Martin was assisted by Rev. D.W. Chariton, pasotr of the Manteo Methodist Church. Burial was in Manteo Cemetery with services by the Manteo Rebekah Lodge of which Mrs. Dough was a member. Mrs. Dough was a ligelong resident of Roanoke Island. She was the daughter of the late Joshua and Ettie Midgett Johnson and the widow of the late William S. Dough, retired Coast Guardsman. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. W.G. Etheridge of Manteo, Mrs. Helen Chappell of Tyner and Mrs. E.R. Headley of Norfolk; three sons: Lt. Lloyd L. Dough, USCG of Ohio, Lt. Graydon Dough, USCG of Baltimore, and Wilbur Dough, Chief Petty Officer, USCG of Ocean City, N.J.; one brother, Capt. M.L. Johnson of Manteo; one sister, Mrs. A.D. Swindell of Manteo; two half-sisters: Mrs. C.P. Meekins of Manteo and Mrs. Helen Dough of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers for the funeral were Coast Guardsmen Allen Mann, Paul Midgett, Johnny Vinson, Thomas E. Dough and Augustus H. Etheridge. Mrs. Dough, widow of the late Willie S. Dough who was one of the eyewitnesses of the first airplane flight in 1903, died Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.G. Etheridge of near Manteo.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 27, 1945; pg. 1)

[Grover] Cleveland Dough

CLEVE DOUGH DEAD - Surfman W.S. Dough of Coast Guard Station 173 at Kill Devil, passed thru here Wednesday enroute home after having been to the funeral of his brother, Cleveland Dough, who died at his home in Chesterfield Heights, Norfolk, Sunday as a result of injuries obtained in the explosion of a gas tank. Mr. Dough was a well-known engineer from this section. He was employed at the government station at St. Helena where he was burned when a gas tank became ignited. He was 36 years old and is survived by a wife, two children and several brothers and sisters.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, June 9, 1922; pg. 4

Helen Dowdy Dough

MRS. HELEN DOUGH DEAD - Mrs. Helen Dough, 85, widow of the late Chester (Chep) Dough, died this week in Brooklyn where she had made her home for the past 30 years. She had been in failing health for some time. Recently she sold her old home at Skyco to Carl Daniels. She was the daughter of the late Johnny and Ellen Dowdy and her surviving near relatives on Roanoke Island are a sister, Mrs. Winnie Meekins, and a half-brother and sister, Capt. M.L. Johnson and Mrs. Lillie Swindell. Two children survive her: Madelon Daough and Clyde Dough of Brooklyn. Funeral and burial was in Brooklyn.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 1, 1945; pg. 1)

 Janie Marie Dough

Janie Marie Dough, 15-month old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William B. Dough of Norfolk, formerly of Manteo, died Thursday in Norfolk and was buried Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock in the Manteo Cemetery. Rev. M.W. Maness conducted the services at the graveside. Six little girls, Millie Ward, Lelia Ward, Carolyn Midgett, Marguerite Skinner, Laura Lee Midgett and Doris Alford, sang "Jesus Loves Me" and "In the Garden". Pallbearers were Alvin Meekins, Milton Midgett, David Farrow and E.J. Alford. The little girl is survived by her parents and two sisters. Her mother was formerly Miss Priscilla Midgett of Manteo.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 3, 1943; pg. 2)

J.T. [John Thomas] Dough

TWO DIE IN DARE - Roanoke Island lost two citizens last week, the one being T.W. Daniels, brother of E.R. and Bailey Daniels, about 75 years old, a resident of Wanchese. The other was J.T. Dough, about 60 years old, of Manteo. He is survived by a wife and four children.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, April 25, 1924; pg. 2)

Madeline Pinner Dough

MANTEO - Madeline Pinner Dough, 84, died Monday, April 29 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mrs. Dough was born in Elizabeth City and was a homemaker and a member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Connie Waco Sawyer and the widow of Thomas E. Dough. She was also preceded in death by two sisters: Goldie P. Taft and Mary Frances Sawyer. Mrs. Dough is survived by three daughters: Connie Haywood and husband Phil Ray of Colington, Carolyn Stetson and husband Rusty and Mary Ann Bliven and husband Hubby, all of Manteo; five sons: Allen Dough and wife Hope, William T. "Bill" Dough and wife Laura, James E. "Jim" Dough and wife Kathy, and Donald D. Dough, all of Manteo, and Robert R. "Bobby" Dough and wife Milah of Wanchese; a brother, Alfred Sawyer of Elizabeth City; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Roanoke Island Baptist Church on Friday, May 3 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Charles officiating. Burial will be in the Dough Family Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 2, 2002; pg. 10A)

Mark Dane Dough

Mark Dane Dough, 57, of Kitty Hawk passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 26 while camping with his wife Cyd in Buxton where they enjoyed many weekends fishing on the beach. Mark and Cyd had just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.  The youngest son of McDonald and Myrtle Meekins Dough, both deceased, Mark was raised in Colington and helped at the store owned by his parents, the Stop and Shop in Kill Devil Hills.  He grew up surfing and fishing and had a great love of the outdoors and the Outer Banks. Although Mark earned a degree in Environmental Health at East Carolina University, he enjoyed cooking and worked in numerous local restaurants, eventually in 1991 becoming manager and then part owner of Frisco’s Restaurant in Kitty Hawk. After selling the restaurant in 2000, Mark started a landscape business which he operated till the present.  He was the grandson of the late William Lewis and Ida Haywood Meekins and the late Samuel Clifford Basnight Sr. and Zorada Tillett Basnight. His great grandfather was William S. Dough, one of the five witnesses of the first controlled powered flight of the Wright Brothers.  In addition to his wife Cyd, he is survived by the families of his brothers, William Michael “Mike” Dough and his wife Jane, nephew Michael Craig Dough of Gloucester, and niece Kimberly A. Burns of Virginia Beach, sister-in-law Linda Mann Dough of Kill Devil Hills, and nephews, Allen Dough of Poplar Branch and Keith Dough of Colington. Mark was predeceased by his brother Rodney Kent Dough.  A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 2 at 11 a.m. at Twiford’s Funeral Home located at 500 Budleigh Street in Manteo.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Myrtle Meekins Dough

COLINGTON - Myrtle Meekins Dough, 77, of Colington, died, Saturday, August 9, in Elizabeth City.  Mrs. Dough was born in Colington and had retired as co-owner of Stop and Shop Grocery in Kill Devil Hills and was a member of Colington United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late William Lewis and Ida Haywood Meekins and the wife of the late McDonald Dough. Surviving are two sons; Mike Dough and wife Jane and Mark Dough and wife Cindy both of Kitty Hawk, daughter in law; Linda Dough of Kill Devil Hills, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dough was pre-deceased by her son Rodney Dough. A celebration of life will be held, Monday, August 11, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. in Hill Top Cemetery in Colington by the Rev. Robert Pitsch.  Memorial donations may be made to the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center, Kill Devil Hills c/o P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, N.C. 27954.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Dough family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 12, 2003; pg. 12A)

Rodney Kent Dough

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Rodney Kent Dough, 57, died Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Dough, born in Colington, N.C., was a retired sales representative of the Lance Corp. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army and attended Colington United Methodist Church. he was the son of the late McDonald Dough and Mrs. Mattie Meekins Dough of Colington, N.C., and the husband of Linda Mann Dough of the home. Besides his mother and wife, Mr. Dough is survived by two sons: Allan Dough of Poplar Branch, N.C. and Keith Dough of Colington, N.C.; and two brothers: William Michael Dough and Mark Dave Dough, both of Kitty Hawk, N.C. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hilltop Cemetery, Colington with the Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, October 2, 1998)

Rosa Flowers Dough

MANTEO -- Rosa Flowers Dough, 84, died Tuesday, October 1 at Britthaven Outer Banks in Nags Head. A native of Pamlico County, she was the daughter of the late George Brown and Bertie Brite Flowers and the widow of Wynne T. Dough. She was a homemaker, an alumna of the College of the Albemarle and Roanoke Bible College, a member of Manteo Baptist Church and an active volunteer. She is survived by a son, Wynne C. Dough, and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Flowers Scott and three brothers: George Flowers, James Purdy Flowers and Frontice Clifton Flowers. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 5 at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Clifford Britton officiating. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002; pg. 6A)

William L. Dough

KITTY HAWK BOY DIES IN FOURTH DISTRICT - The body of William L. Dough, 20 year old boy, who died in the Coast Guard service in the Fourth District last week, was laid to rest at Manteo this week. Young Dough was catching lobsters alone near the station when he died, evidently of a heart attack, as he was an experienced swimmer, the water was shallow and he was not more than 50 yards from the shore. He was the son of W.S. Dough of Kill Devil Hill Coast Guard Station. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Zorada Tillett, and one child. His parents are living and there are several brothers and sisters.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, June 22, 1923; pg. 4)

Wynne Townsend Dough

MANTEO - Wynne Townsend Dough, 91, died at home Friday, June 26. He was a boatbuilder, first in a family enterprise known for its shad boats, then at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and he retired from the National Park Service. He was a native and long-time resident of Roanoke Island and a member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Walter Otis and Elizabeth Etheridge Dough and was the husband of Rosa Flowers Dough of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Wynne C. Dough of Manteo; and a granddaughter, Erin Elizabeth Dough of Raleigh. Visitation was Monday at Twiford's Colony Chapel. A funeral service will be held there at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, with the Rev. John Charles officiating. Burial will occur in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 30, 1998; pg. 8A)

Lafayette Douglas

Lafayette Douglas, 79, for the past three years a resident of Manteo where he lived with his daughter, Mrs. Milton Robinson, died Saturday afternoon [July 12, 1958] at the home after a short illness.  He had been in failing health for several years but more seriously sick for the past month.  He was a retired fisherman, a native of Rodanthe, and had lived most of his life at Salvo.  He was born June 5, 1879.  Mr. Douglas was an outstanding citizen of his community.  He was a loyal supporter of Clark's Bethel Methodist Church, and was always in the lead in every activity for the advancement of his community during his active life.  He was a fine host, friend and neighbor, and the Douglas home was one that received many visitors.  He was the son of the late Annie Midgett and John Douglas of Rodanthe, and the husband of the late Marcia Midgett Douglas.  His only surviving child is Mrs. Robinson.  He had five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  A half-sister, Mrs. Josephine Gray, of Salvo also survives him.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. P.M. Porter, former pastor, and Rev. G.T. Goodwin, the pastor at Clark's Bethel Church in Salvo, on Monday at 2 p.m.  Burial was in the family plot at Salvo.  Pallbearers were Julian Gray, Ed Hooper, Fred O'Neal, Perry Farrow, Herbert Midgett, and Alexander Meekins.  There were many flowers and a large attendance at the funeral.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 18, 1958; pg. 6)

Tiffany Anne Beasley Douglas

KITTY HAWK - Tiffany Anne Beasley Douglas, 35, died Monday, December 16 at her home. Surviving are her husband, Steven Douglas of the home; her mother, Shirley Lutz of Nags Head, her father, Dwight Ray Beasley of Long Island, N.Y.; her brother, Ricky Beasley of Nags Head; an uncle, Rocky Williams of Manteo; and an aunt, Velez Barton of Key West, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002; pg. 14A)

KITTY HAWK - Tiffany Anne Beasley Douglas, 35, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 16, 2002 after a long battle fighting lung rejection. Tiffany had her second double lung transplant in July of 2000. Her first transplant was November of 1991. [next few lines same as above obituary with the exception of extra survivors mentioned] great-aunt, Ann Walker of Pawley's Island, S.C.; great-uncle, Van Altman of New Jersey; and special cousins, Betty Pryor, Jack Cox and Jean Merrill. Tiffany was a graduate of Manteo High School making dean's list several times. She received an associates degree from the College of the Albemarle, a Bachelors degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and an associate degree from Accomack Community College in Burlington. In 1997 Tiffany was employed as a registered nurse by Albemarle Home Health Care of Elizabeth City. During her illness the staff at Albemarle Home Health Care went above and beyond to care and support her. The family expresses their deep gratitude for all their help. A very special thank you to Cathy Edward of Albemarle Home Health Care for always being there. Services will be held at the Ark Worship Center in Nags Head on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002; pg. 10A)

Almira Hooper Douglass
The Coastland Times - Friday, Nov. 25, 1960; pg. 9

Marybruce Lennon Dowd

MANTEO - Marybruce, “Brucie” Lennon Dowd passed away at her home on Roanoke Island on Wednesday, January 11, 2012.  She was born on November 6, 1937 in Manteo, North Carolina to Harold Bruce Lennon and Dorothy Gaskill Lennon Sullivan of Columbia, South Carolina.  She was the granddaughter of Vernon and Bertha Davis Gaskill of Wanchese and Robert Bruce “Tull” and Mary Midgette Lennon, and step granddaughter of Gertrude Quidley Lennon of Manteo.  “Brucie” received her early education in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.   After graduating from Brookland-Cayce High School, she attended the University of South Carolina where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in English and a Masters Degree in Botany.  After teaching chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University for seven years, she entered a Ph. D program at the University of Florida, where she served as a research assistant in the School of Medicine.  During the remainder of her career at the University, she served as Assistant to the Director of the Center for Biomass and Alternative Energy at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.  Ms. Dowd is survived by her daughter, Kerry Lennon Dowd, son-in-law John Barrow, and two grandchildren, Caroline Lennon and Jonathan Richmond Barrow all of Gainesville, Florida; two brothers, Kenneth Sullivan of Carson City, Nevada, and Vernon Sullivan of Orlando, Florida; and one sister, Silvia Sullivan, of Cayce, South Carolina.  Aunts and uncles include Erline Gaskill White of Norfolk, Virginia and John Gaskill of Wanchese, North Carolina and Gulfport, Mississippi.  Her memory will be cherished by first cousins, Joan Gaskill Davis, Jean Dunn Vana, Vernon White, and Sharon Gaskill.  “Brucie” will also be remembered with great affection by an abundance of cousins and family friends, and especially by her fluffy white cat, Elmer Glue.  When “Brucie” moved “home” to Manteo, she enjoyed serving the community she loved so well.   She volunteered her time and talents generously and became a member of numerous organizations supporting the preservation of Outer Banks history, especially that of lighthouses, the Outer Banks, Dare County, the Island Farm and the Elizabeth II.  The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, Friends of Chicamacomico Historical Association,  Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Dare County Arts Council, Friends of the Elizabeth II, Outer Banks Hospice Board,  the Island Farm Historic Site, the Outer Banks History Center, the Ocracoke Preservation Society and the Writer’s Club that met at the Ghost Fleet Gallery were a few of her favorites. Her special interests included genealogy, writing poetry, and learning the history of the Outer Banks. She was an avid reader and researcher who loved the Manteo library and their staff.   A celebration of “Brucie’s” life will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese, North Carolina.  The family will receive friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall behind the church.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Outer Banks Lighthouse Society (OBLHS) Post Office Box 1005, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557.  Please indicate that the donation is for Bodie Island Lighthouse Fund.  Contributions may also be made to the Island Farm Historic Site in Manteo c/o Outer Banks Conservationists, P.O. Box 970, Manteo, NC 27954 or the Friends of Chicamacomico Association.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Carlos R. Dowdy

DUBUQUE, IOWA - Carlos R. Dowdy, 73, died Sunday, February18 in Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness. Carlos was born March 9, 1927 in Virginia Beach, Va., son of Carlos C. and Mary E. Midgett Dowdy. he married Vera V. Mootz Holzhammer December 12, 1965. Carlos grew up in the Kitty Hawk area and served for 20 years with the United States Coast Guard. He retired on July 1, 1967 as a Chief Petty Officer. His lover for the water led him to piloting vessels on the Mississippi for many years after retirement. Included in his endeavors were piloting the "Mary" for Newt Marine, the "River Rogue" and the "Spirit of Dubuque" for Robert's River Rides, the "Island Princess" and the "Cassville Ferry". Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Vickie Daniels and husband Joey of Wanchese; step-daughters and husbands: Carol and Michael Wiegand of Cedar Rapids, Michigan, Paula and David Chapin of Galene, Illinois, and Kay and Dick Sisler of Dubuque; a sister, Shriley and husband Bill Toler of Havelock; and 4 grandchildren. he was preceded in death by his parents and a step-son, Randy E. Holzhammer on August 13. Funeral services will be at noon, Thursday at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory in Dubuque. Burial with military rites by American Legion Post #6 will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 22, 2001; pg. 11A)

Cora Lee Dowdy

Funeral rites for Mrs. Cora Lee Dowdy, 72, were conducted Saturday at the Powells Point Christian Church by the Rev. D.W. Davis.  Interment was made in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Dowdy died at the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City on Thursday, ay 31.  She was a native of East Lake in Dare County but had made her home at Harbinger in Currituck County for the last 35 years.  She was the daughter of William Jefferson and Affie Basnight Twiford, wife of T.G. Dowdy and a member of the Powells Point Christian Church.  Survivors are her husband; four step-sons: Elwood of Sanford, Elmer of Hillsboro, Grandberry of Manteo and Lindsey L. Dowdy of Harbinger; three step-daughters: Mrs. C.L. Whitehurst of Norfolk, Mrs. Edward Jennings of Berkley and Carla Dowdy of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers: J.G. Twiford of Point Harbor and G.M. Twiford of East Lake; one sister, Holland Twiford of Portsmouth, Va.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 8, 1951; pg. 2)

Delton Ivy Dowdy

MANTEO - Delton Ivy Dowdy, 93, of Mother Vineyard Road, Roanoke Island, died Saturday, November 9. Mr. Dowdy was born in Kitty Hawk, the son of the late William Ivy and Missouri Sibburn Dowdy. He was the widower of Sybil Austin Dowdy of Manteo. Retired from the U.S. Coast Guard, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, Mr. Dowdy was also retired from the N.C. Dept. Of Transportation, Ferry Division, and a retired charter boat captain fishing from Oregon Inlet. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Kitty Hawk and a Mason for more than 60 years, Manteo Lodge #521. Mr. Dowdy is survived by a daughter [step-daughter], Estelle Jones Wilson, and a grandson, John F. Wilson, IV, both of Manteo, and Hilda Austin Williams of Dover, Delaware. One of 10 children, Mr. Dowdy is also survived by a sister, Ernestine Dowdy of Great Bridge, Va. A graveside service was conducted at the family plot in Manteo Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 11. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 12, 1996)

Fate Dowdy
The Coastland Times - Friday, May 10, 1968; pg. 6

Joseph Henry Dowdy

MANTEO - Joseph "Joe" Henry Dowdy, 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mr. Dowdy was born in Grandy and was the owner/operator of Dowdy's Amusement Park located in Nags Head. He was a member Of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Alliance And Carrie Hayman Dowdy and husband of Melva Creef Dowdy of Manteo. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Sandra Jump of Manteo; one son, Gary Joseph Dowdy of Nags Head; one sister, Arvilla Owens of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Aubrey Dowdy of Grandy; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Oct. 18 at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo with the Rev. David Daniels and the Rev. Bruce Warrington officiating. Burial followed in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 20, 1996)

Mary Midgett Dowdy

KITTY HAWK - Mary "Wid" Midgett Dowdy, 91, of Kitty Hawk, died Nov. 27 in a New Bern hospital. Mrs. Dowdy was born in Kitty Hawk, daughter of the late Franklin Harris And Mary Etheridge Midgett and the widow of Carlos Crespo Dowdy. She was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, Roanoke Island Chapter #79, Order of the Eastern Star, Coastal Court Order of the Amaranth and a homemaker. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley D. Toler of Havelock; a son, Carlos Russell Dowdy of Dubuque, Iowa and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday in the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church by the Rev. Brad Bradshaw with burial following in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1993; pg. 10A)

Melva Creef Dowdy

MANTEO - Melva Creef Dowdy, 88, of Manteo, NC was swept into everlasting life on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at her residence. Melva was born in Buffalo City, NC and was best known as co-founder, along with her late husband, Joe Dowdy, of Dowdy's Amusement Park in Nags Head. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and actually attended The Ark International Church in Nags Head and First Assembly of God in Manteo until her health failed. She was the daughter of the late Cloice and Maggie Rogers Creef. Melva leaves behind a son, Gary J. Dowdy of Nags Head, NC; a daughter, Sandra Dowdy Jump of Manteo, NC; two sisters, Mae Wiggins of Gates County, NC and Rosealie Groce of Belhaven, NC; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Friday, November 30, 2007 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at First Assembly of God, Manteo, on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 1:00 pm with Rev. David Daniels and Rev. Ron Denham officiating. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 29, 2007; pg. 10A)

Sybil Austin Dowdy

MANTEO - Mrs. Sybil Austin Dowdy, of Mother Vineyard, died July 5. She was the daughter of the late U.S. Lighthouse Keeper, Homer Treadwell Austin and Orphia Midgett Austin. She was a native and lifelong resident of Roanoke Island. She is survived by her husband, Delton I. Dowdy, USCG (ret.) of the home; a daughter, Estelle J. Wilson of Manteo; one grandson, John F. Wilson, IV, of Manteo; four sisters: Sidney A. Jones of Manteo, Marretta A. Derrickson of Eau Gallie, Fla., Mildred A. Gray of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Hilda A. Williams of Dover, Del.; one brother, Homer T. Austin of Wanchese. Funeral services were scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo with interment to be in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - July 6, 1990)

Thomas Granberry Dowdy [Jr.]

GLIMPSES OF THE PAST--35 YEARS AGO (MAY 21, 1961) - The body of Thos. Granberry Dowdy came ashore Saturday and lodged in some cypress roots on the shore of Albemarle Sound, and was found by Kelly and Curtis Smith, caretakers of the Durant Island Club. Dowdy, 49, of Manteo, lost his life when the tug he was in charge of went down in Albemarle Sound in a storm on April 15. John M. Creef escaped death, after drifting ashore on a life raft and endured bitter cold for a night on the shores of Camden County. Capt. Dowdy displayed his finer qualities in being the last to leave his vessel. He insisted his crewmen take the life raft, and he depended on a breeches buoy, which provided little safety in a turbulent sea.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 21, 1996)

Thomas Granberry Dowdy, Sr.

PROMINENT CURRITUCK MAN DIES IN MANTEO - Thomas Grandberry Dowdy, Sr., 83, died Saturday morning at the Beacon Nursing Home following a long illness.  He was a native and life-long resident of Harbinger and was the son of the late Lindsey and Cynthia Dowdy.  He was a retired farmer.  He is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Cynthia Whitehurst of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Lorena Bowden of Berkley, Va., and Miss Clara Dowdy of Decatur, Georgia; 4 sons: Lindsey Dowdy of Harbinger, Grandberry Dowdy of Manteo, Elwood Dowdy of Sanford and Elmer Dowdy of Hillsboro; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Burial was in the family plot near Harbinger.  His first wife was Miss Clara M. Daniels of Wanchese, who mothered his large family and who died about 20 years ago.  His second wife was Cora Twiford Basnight, formerly of East Lake and who died about 2 years ago.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 16, 1953)

Vance S. Dowdy

KITTY HAWK - Vance S. Dowdy of Kitty Hawk died Dec. 9 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. He was born in Kitty Hawk and resided in the Dowdy family homeplace most of his life. He was the son of the late William Ivy and Missouri S. Dowdy. Mr. Dowdy was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Kitty Hawk. One of ten children, Mr. Dowdy is survived by a brother, Delton Ivy Dowdy of Roanoke Island; two sisters, Ellen Dowdy Meekins of Norfolk, Va. with whom he lived for several years, and Ernestine Dowdy Dowdy of Great Bridge, Va. A graveside service is scheduled in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk on Dec. 11 with Rev. Charles Etheridge to officiate. The family was at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Radford Tillett, 4200 Ivy Land, Kitty Hawk. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 12, 1993)

Velma Ernestine Dowdy Dowdy

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Velma Ernestine Dowdy, 71, died September 20. She was a counselor for the Christian Broadcast Network and a homemaker. Mrs. Dowdy was also a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church, the Christian Women's Club and the Joy Sunday School Class. Born in Kitty Hawk, she was the daughter of the late Ivey and Elnora Dowdy. She was the wife of Lindsey Lee Dowdy, Jr. of the home. Besides her husband, Mrs. Dowdy is survived by one daughter, Delores Dail and her husband, Thomas of Norfolk, Va.; two sons: Randy Thomas Dowdy and his wife Nancy of Baltimore, and Lindsey Lee Dowdy, II of San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren; James, Asron and Michael Kovach of Norfolk, Nathan, Andrew and Lindsey Dowdy of Baltimore, Md, and Rachel Eckard of Virginia Beach; and one great-grandchild. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Twiford Colonial Chael with the Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, at 2 p.m. Twiford Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is handling these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 23, 1999; pg. 10A)

 Virginia Dare Beasley Dowdy

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Virginia Dare Beasley Dowdy, 78, died Wednesday, July 19 in her residence. Born in Currituck Beach, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Broderick and Virginia Dare Tillett Beasley and was the wife of the late Thomas Milton Dowdy. She was a homemaker and a member of the Kitty Hawk Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are her son, Milton Wayne Dowdy of Virginia Beach, Va.; and grandchildren: Michelle Ann Dowdy and Kimberly D. Profitt and husband Craig, all of Virginia Beach, Michael Wayne Dowdy and Thomas Charles Dowdy, both of Cherry Hill, N.J.; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Friday, July 21 in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Brad Bradshaw. Twiford's Colony Chapel Manteo handled arrangements.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 23, 2000; pg. 14A)

William Ivy Dowdy

KITTY HAWK - William Ivy Dowdy, 88, died Monday night [March 9, 1964] in Albemarle Hospital following a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Kitty Hawk, a retired fisherman and son on the late Samuel and Elizabeth Harris Dowdy and widower of Missouri Sibern Dowdy. He is survived by 5 daughters: Mrs. Herbert Perry, Mrs. T.J. Harris, and Mrs. Evelyn Haskett, all of Kitty Hawk, Mrs. Ernest Meekins of Norfolk and Mrs. Lindsey Dowdy, Jr. of Norfolk; four sons: Carlos C. and Vance S. Dowdy of Kitty Hawk, Thomas Milton Dowdy of Kill Devil Hills and Delton Ivy Dowdy of Manteo; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo pending completion of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 10, 1964)

KITTY HAWK - Funeral services for William Ivy Dowdy, who died Monday night were conducted Wednesday at the graveside in Austin Cemetery by the Rev. Horace Lee McLaurin, pastor of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church. The casket was covered with a pall of red and white carnations. Mrs. Minnie Twiford, Mrs. Virginia Smith, Mrs. Winnie Campbell, Mrs. Barbara Rice, Mrs. Dea Baum, Mrs. Helen Cook and Edgar Perry Sang "Abide With Me" and "Rock of Ages". Pallbearers were Aubrey Harris, Clyde Beacham, Eldridge Beacham, Tom Beacham, Jack Wilson and Hallett Perry.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 12, 1964)

Edward Marvin Dowe [Dough]

Edward Marvin Dowe, 77, of Lee Hwy. in Bristol, Virginia, died April 27, 1992 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Bristol. He was the son of Adam & Dora O'Neal Dough. He was born in Manteo, N.C. The surname, according to the clipping, was changed in the U.S. Army. He had retired as a fireman in Portsmouth, Va. Survivors include wife, Mary Elizabeth, daughter, Rose Marie Smith of Portsmouth, and son, Wayne Dowe of Bristol.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 21, 1992)

Ada Mann Doxey

Mrs. Ada Mann Doxey, wife of Henry G. Doxey and daughter of Augustus O. and Laura Ann Midgett Mann, died that the residence at 301 Avon Rd., Norfolk, Va. on Monday [Mar. 31, 1952].  Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ralph H. Oates of Norfolk; four sisters: Mrs. Arthur Dowdy of Princess Anne County, Mrs. R.L. Cartwright of Norfolk, Mrs. P.W. Hollingsworth of Newport News and Mrs. H.S. Barnham of Virginia Beach; two brothers: E.B. Mann of Ocean Park and J.E. Mann of Norfolk' and two grandchildren. Mrs. Doxey was a native of Manns Harbor and had been a resident of Norfolk for 12 years. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and Coinjock Chapter of OES.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 4, 1952; pg. 1)

Annie Olane Meekins Drake

MANTEO - Mrs. Annie Olane Meekins Drake died at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, September 22. She was born September 26, 1930 to the late Theodore and Odessa Meekins.  Annie was a 77-year native of Manteo.  She was educated in Manteo Public Schools and became one of the culinary arts cornerstones of the Outer Banks.  She worked diligently at serving thousands at establishments such as Owens Restaurant, the Oasis and Millers Steakhouse, just to name a few.  Most recently she served as a personal cook for the Lion Club and Rotary Club members.  She was married to her husband William for 63 years.  During their matrimony they were blessed with nine children.  Mrs. Drake is survived by her husband, William C. Drake, Sr.; seven sons: William C. Drake, Jr. (Patricia), James M. Drake (Patricia), Larmarvin Drake (Donna), Leon Drake, Timothy Drake, and Tony Drake (Cathy); two daughters: Annie L. Drake-Coop (David) and Barbara Selby (Jerome, deceased); two brothers: Nick Meekins (Linda) and Roosevelt Meekins; two sisters: Wilma Keys (Linwood) and Ossie Dunston; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.  A memorial service will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at the Assembly of God, Manteo.  A life celebration service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Manteo, by Elder Laura A. Debrough.  Viewing will be from noon to 1 p.m.  Interment will be in Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 28, 2008; pg. 8A)

Thomas C. Drake, Jr.

Thomas C. Drake, Jr., 55, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 21, 2010.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he was the son of Thomas C. Drake, Sr. and the late Shirley Drake.  He was survived by his wife, Claire Drake, his daughters, Leslie Drake and Cathy Mauldin, his brother, Terry Drake, and his grandson, Kane Drake.  He was also preceded in death by his other brother, Jimmie Drake.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Nags Head Church.  Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  Tommy Drake was a joyful servant for the Lord, a loving husband, a proud father, a spirited Paw-Paw, and a treasured friend.  He will be sorely missed, but we take comfort in knowing that he is now made whole and no longer suffering in pain as he is with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, in Heaven.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the Drake family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Thomas Arthur Dreis

MANTEO - Thomas Arthur (Tom) Dreis, Manteo resident and retired rural route mail carrier for many Manteo neighborhoods and Pirates Cove, died Saturday, November 20, 2010.  Dreis was a graduate of Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL and earned his Juris Doctorate from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.  Following military service at Fort Hood, Texas, he earned a Masters of International Business Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ.  Dreis began his twenty-five year professional career in banking in Miami, Florida and continued as head of Credit Administration at banks in both Brownsville and San Antonio, Texas.  An accomplished marathoner and triathlete of twenty-plus years, Dreis chose to pursue his love of the outdoors, kayaking the waters of the Coastal Wildlife Refuge, observing and photographing wildlife of that area.  His trip reports were well-appreciated for their clarity and brevity by fellow members of the OBX Paddlers Club.    As an avid UNC sports fan, Dreis followed UNC football and basketball, attending games in person whenever time allowed.  The UNC pennant could be seen hanging faithfully from his front porch on game days.  Learning to play the ukulele was another of Dreis’s pastime activities.  He could be seen pedaling to the Creef Boathouse Museum, where he would sit on the front porch, practicing scales and riffs on his “Uke of the Day.”  Dreis was a fan of live music and enjoyed catching acts at local venues on the Outer Banks and traveled frequently to the Triangle area to attend his son Tad’s shows.  Dreis is survived by his wife of 42 years, Gail Mayhall Dreis;  two sons, Tad, of Carrboro, NC, and Sam, of Sacramento, CA.  He is also survived by brothers Jerry Dreis and wife Sandy, of Rockledge, FL;  Bill Dreis, of Pensacola, FL;  Steve Dreis, of Atlanta, GA;  sisters Sharon Hamlin and husband Bob, of Charlottesville, VA;  Vicki Beaugh and husband Rick, of Gulf Breeze, FL;  Connie Williams, of Pensacola, FL;  Susan Hunsucker and husband Randy, of Pensacola, FL;  Laura Tkach, of Pensacola, FL;  and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held Saturday, November 27th at 1:00 PM at the “Ole” Swimming Hole followed by a potluck dinner on site.  If inclement weather occurs, it will be held at the clubhouse at Old Nags Head Cove.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.

Alpheus W. Drinkwater
(Unknown newspaper - circa September 26, 1962)  - Clipping submitted by Judy Merrell Brickhouse

Dorothy Lee Drinkwater

Dorothy Lee Drinkwater, 74, of Manteo, died Friday morning [Feb. 27, 1981] in Kecoughtan Veterans Hospital, Hampton, Va. following a long illness. She was a native of Manteo and lived here most of her life. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Manteo. She was retired from the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, serving in Casablanca, Africa and Italy during World War II. She was a daughter of the late Alpheus W, and Mrs. Rose Gray Drinkwater. She and her father operated the U.S. Weather Station in Manteo for some thirty years. She is survived by one son, William (Billy) Cox of Manteo; one sister, Mrs. Margierite D. Booth of Manteo; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, by Rev. M.W. Warren, pastor of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and the Rev. Carroll Daniels, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, Manteo. Burial with military rites followed. The family is at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Cox.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Herman Mason Drinkwater
The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 8, 1988; pg. 10A

Ida O'Neal Drinkwater

Mrs. Ida O'Neal Drinkwater, 81, widow of the late Edward Drinkwater of Virginia Beach, died Wednesday afternoon in a Virginia Beach hospital.  Mrs. Drinkwater had recently suffered a broken hip and succumbed to that and other complications.  Mrs. Drinkwater was a daughter of the late Thomas and Canary O'Neal, and was a native of Currituck Inlet (now Penny's Hill) in Currituck County.  She is survived by two sons: Vernon Drinkwater of Virginia Beach and Edward Drinkwater of Hartford, Conn.; one daughter, Mrs. Walter D. Perry of Kill Devil Hills; two sisters: Mrs. Pattie Smith and Mrs. Kitty Gray of Manteo; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 21, 1964)

Nora Etheridge Drinkwater

MANTEO - Nora Etheridge Drinkwater, 86, died Friday, September 7, 2007 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Manteo, NC, she was the daughter of the late Lee Roy and Lydia Pearl Midgett Etheridge and was the widow of Herman Drinkwater. She was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Mrs. Drinkwater is survived by a daughter, Alice D. Snow of Manteo, NC; a sister, Peggy E. Harris of Augusta, GA; two grandchildren, Brian Snow and wife Melissa of Nashville, TN and Jennifer Thomas and husband Chris of Easley, SC; and three great-grandchildren, Parker Snow, Paul Snow, and Bryce Thomas. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy L. Etheridge and Fred G. Etheridge. A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, September 10, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. John Charles. Burial will be in the Roanoke Island Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 11, 2007; pg. 10A)

Rosa Gray Drinkwater

MANTEO, N.C. - Mrs. Rosa Gray Drinkwater, wife of Alpheus W. Drinkwater, the only woman in the history of N.C. to hold the post of Wreck Commissioner, among the first to manage a telegraph office and long a leading figure in the religious, fraternal and civic life of northeastern North Carolina, died in the Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City, shortly before midnight Tuesday night, December 16, 1952, 12 hours after suffering the first of a series of cerebral hemorrhages. Coming as a bride to Manteo from her native Currituck County 47 years ago at the age of 20, she shortly was taught telegraphy by her husband, who was at that time in charge of communications for the United States Weather Bureau and when the Western Union established an office here, she was placed in charge of it, a post in which she continued until her death. She was appointed Wreck Commissioner, once a post of great importance, by Gov. J.M. Broughton and reappointed by Gov. Cherry. Her husband was appointed to succeed her by Gov. Scott. Too shocked to remember clearly Wednesday, Dec. 17, her bereaved husband was not too sure of his recollection, but she used to recall that it was 49 years ago this week when she first met her husband. He was on duty on the beach across Currituck Sound from her home on Long Point, having established a telegraph office there to keep President Theodore Roosevelt informed as to progress in the salvage of the first submarine, the Moccasin. It was from there that he sent out 49 years ago Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1952 the message that informed a not particularly interested world that the Wrights had flown an airplane from Kill Devil Hill. After 1903, she came to Manteo and taught for a year in the schools of the town and the following summer, she was married at her home in Currituck. A home was built that in time came to be the center of the community's celebrated hospitality. She was an ardent gardener, and the grounds around her house have long been as show place on Roanoke Island. Always, she had time for her family, her husband and his friends, her telegraph office, her flowers, her church and the fraternal organizations in which she was always active. She was one of the charter members of the Roanoke Island Garden Club, the Manteo Music Club, the Home Demonstration Club, the Rebekah Lodge and the Eastern Star. She was also active in the work of Mt. Olivet Church, from which she will be buried Thursday, Dec. 18, 1952. Surviving besides her husband are 2 daughters: Mrs. Dorothy Drinkwater of Manteo and Mrs. John L. Booth of Norfolk; 3 grandsons, the oldest of which grew up as her own child. Also surviving are her step-mother, Mrs. Annie L. Gray of Norfolk and 2 half-sisters: Mrs. Ethel Gray Lewis and Mrs. Marian Gray Coleman, both of Norfolk; a half-brother, C.K. Gray of Norfolk.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, Dec. 18, 1952)

Mrs. Rosa Gray Drinkwater, wife of Alpheus W. Drinkwater and in her own right one of the most widely influential and beloved women ever to live in Dare County, and for more than two score years a leader in the community's religious, civic and fraternal life, died at 11:29 in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after a series of massive cerebral hemorrhages which began before mid-day. Conscious almost to the moment of her death, Mrs. Drinkwater, though she must have realized the gravity of her condition better even than those around her, continued cheerful and she died, after an instant of apparently convulsive pain, her hand in the hands of her oldest daughter who was with her from the moment of the onset of the attack that ended her life. Also at her bedside was Dr. C.R. Brown of Manteo and Dr. W.W. Sawyer of Elizabeth City who had just left the hospital in a hopeful mind about her recovery, provided she survived the initial stages of the attack. Until the last night of her life Mrs. Drinkwater was active in her home, in her community and on the last evening attended one of the organizations with which she was so long and influentially connected. She awoke feeling unwell Tuesday morning with little energy for the day's duties, as she remarked to Mr. Drinkwater when she set about the day. He urged her to just take it easy and within two hours the first minor attack came on. Physicians in attendance which also included Dr. W.W. Johnston, were agreed that a massive hemorrhage at the base of the brain had occurred and might recur unless she was kept quiet. She was not alarmed or if she was she gave no hint of it.  Funeral services for Mrs. A.W. Drinkwater, who died Tuesday night after an illness of one day, were conducted at 2:00 Thursday afternoon in Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo by Rev. H.R. Ashmore and Rev. H.V. Napier. Mrs. E.R. Wescott and Mrs. H.A. Creef sang "Whispering Hope"; Robert H. Midgett sang "Crossing the Bar"; John H. Long sang "Good Night and Good Morning"; and the church choir sang "Abide With me", "Now the Day is Over" and "We Shall Sleep But Not Forever". Services were concluded at the grave in Manteo Cemetery by the Manteo Rebekah Lodge. The choir sang "We'll Never Say Goodbye" and the Rebekah nymn "Nearer My God to Thee". Pallbearers were Sam Midgett, Belton Burrus, Edwin Midgett, Raymond Wescott, G.G. Bonner and Robert Ballance.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 19, 1952; pg. 2 & 10)

Susie Brinkley Drinkwater

Mrs. Susie Brinkley Drinkwater, widow of Herman M. Drinkwater, former Mayor of Virginia Beach, died at her residence in Virginia Beach, Saturday, December 27, 1952. A native of Manteo, N.C., she had resided at Virginia Beach for 62 years. She was the daughter of the late William C. and Mrs. Melvina Baum Brinkley. She was prominent in the church and women's activities at the beach, was a member of the Galilee Episcopal Church and the Virginia Beach Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Bessie D. Hayes of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Walter B. Reynolds of Elmira, New York, and Mrs. Camille D. Boden of Virginia Beach; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; one brother. J.V. Brinkley of Manteo. Funeral services will be conducted from the Galilee Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach, Monday, December 29. Burial will be in the Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, December 28, 1952)

Watson G. Drinkwater

MORGANTON [NC] - Watson G. Drinkwater, 87, died October 2.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 5, 2008; pg. 10A)

Mary Rebecca Barnett Dubois

BUXTON, N.C. - Mrs. Mary Rebecca Barnett Dubois, 79, died Sunday [June 26, 1977] in Winslow Memorial Home. A native of Frisco, she was the widow of George Henry Dubois and a member of Grove United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Cape Hatteras Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a brother, Andrew F. Barnett, Sr. of Buxton and several nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Ella Willis Dudley

VIRGINIA BEACH - Mrs. Ella Willis Dudley, 69, died Monday [Dec. 21, 1959] at 10:45 p.m. in a local hospital after a short illness. She was a native of Hatteras, N.C. and had resided in Princess Anne County for the last 47 years. She was a resident of Virginia Beach at the time of her death. She was a member of the Virginia Beach Methodist Church and Virginia Beach Chapter #35 Order of Eastern Star. Her husband, Linwood Lee Dudley, died in 1958. She is survived by three sons: Garland W. Dudley of Princess Anne Co., Oswald A. Dudley of Fox Hall, Norfolk, and J. Leon Dudley of Warwick; one sister, Mrs. Emma Daniels of Wanchese, N.C.; and 3 grandchildren. The body was taken to Maestas Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at Virginia Beach Methodist Church Thursday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. C.O. Kidd, pastor. Burial will be in Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery in London Bridge.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Carrie Baum Dunbar

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Carrie Baum Dunbar, 84, of Baum Bay Drive, died Feb. 4, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital.  She was a native of Kitty Hawk and a homemaker.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mrs. Mincie Twiford Partridge.  Mrs. Dunbar was a charter member of the First Baptist Church, Kitty Hawk.  She is survived by one daughter: Carolyn C. Twiford of Kill Devil Hills; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The body was cremated.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, Kitty Hawk, by the Rev. William Creef.  The family suggests that contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, Post Office Box 165, Kitty Hawk, N.C. 27949.  Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1990)  [Kindly submitted by Arlene Vause]

Joann Dickerson Dunnivan

BATESVILLE - Funeral services for Mrs. Joann Dickerson Dunnivan, a Batesville housewife, will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Ed Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Dunnivan died Friday [Feb. 8, 1974] at University of Virginia Hospital. She was 23.  Born in Albemarle County on April 25, 1950, she was the daughter of Robert Dickerson and the late Mrs. Helen Midgett Dickerson of Charlottesville.  She was a member of the Crozet Baptist Church.  In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Donald Miller Dunnivan of Batesville, one son, Mark Wayne Dickerson of Batesville, three stepsons, Donald M. Dunnivan, Jr. of Batesville, Butch Allen Dunnivan of Waynesboro and Billy Jo Dunnivan of Waynesboro.  Also surviving are one stepdaughter, Michelle Lucille Dunnivan of Waynesboro, one brother, Kenneth Dickerson of Richmond, and three sisters, Miss Wanda Dickerson, Mrs. Judy Drumheller and Miss Judy Mae Dickerson, all of Charlottesville.   The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Home.  (Charlottesville Daily Progress [Charlottesville, VA] – unknown date)

Mrs. Joann Dickerson Dunnivan, 23, of Batesville, Va., died Friday, Feb. 8, 1974. She was the daughter of the late Helen Midgett Dickerson.  She is survived by her husband and one child; her father, Mack Dickerson; three sisters, Judy Drumheller, Wanda and Jennie; and one brother Kenny; her grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Dickerson of Charlottesville, Va., and Mrs. Bernice Midgett of Wanchese.  Those attending the funeral in Charlottesville, Va. Monday from Wanchese were Mrs. Bernice Midgett, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gallop, Tammy Martinez, Mrs. Ophelia Daniels, Mrs. Edward Davis, and Harold Gessford of Hampton, Va.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – unknown date)  Both obituaries submitted by Josh Myers.

Ossie Meekins Dunston

Ossie Meekins Dunston, 84, daughter of the late Theodore Roosevelt Meekins, Sr. and Lelia Odessa Meekins, died Feb. 12 at her home in Manteo. She was a resident of the Edenton House for over three years.  Dunston is survived by two sons, James Meekins of Palm Coast, FL and Thomas Dunston of Manteo; two siblings, Wilma Keys of Washington, D.C. and Theodore Roosevelt Meekins, Jr. of Manteo; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Maggie Pendleton and Annie Drake, and three brothers, William, James and Nicholas Meekins.  Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at the Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Manteo. Pastor Ray A. Hill officiated, and grandson Elder Eric Meekins of San Diego, CA delivered the eulogy. Burial was in Haven Creek Cemetery in Manteo. Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - February 2013)

Calvert Holden Duvall

NAGS HEAD - Calvert Holden Duvall, 79, of Nags Head, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, in a Chesapeake, Va. Hospital. Mr. Duvall was born in East Lake and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a chief and served in WWII. He was the son of the late Ephraim and Mae Odell Tillett Duvall and the husband of Mary Brady Duvall. Besides his wife, surviving are 2 daughters: Diane Duvall King of Savannah, Ga. and Susan Duvall Lochridge of St. Simons Island, Ga.; and 3 grandchildren: Mara and James "Jake" King of Savannah and Jill Hayes of Charleston, S.C. A graveside service will be held Friday, Feb. 6 in the Manteo Cemetery by the Rev. David J. Daniels. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 5, 1998)

Hope Daniels Duvall

WANCHESE - Hope Daniels Duvall, 85, died Sunday, October 10 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mrs. Duvall, a native of Wanchese, was a homemaker and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Marvin P. and Cleopatra Midgett Daniels.  Surviving are three daughters: Christine Strong of McAllen, Texas, Cleo Rowe of Manns Harbor and Cheryl Mello of Charlotte; one brother, Pete Daniels of South Carolina; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, C.C. Duvall.  Funeral Services were held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Oct. 13, with the Rev. Arland Strong and the Rev. Bill Holliday officiating.  Burial followed in the Tillett Cemetery in Wanchese.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo handled arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, October 14, 1999; pg. 9A)

John Robert Duvall

John Robert Duvall of Kitty Hawk, died suddenly at 1 o'clock Thursday morning [April 24, 1952] at Manns Harbor where he had been living for the past several months while managing a logging operation at East Lake. He was the son of the late John E. and Cynthia Pritchett Duvall of East Lake where he was a resident most of his life, moving there at an early age with his parents from Tyrrell County, where he was born. At the time of his death he was owner of a cottage court and store at Kitty Hawk which he had operated for the past 6 years. He was also Chairman for the past 3 years of the Dare Beaches Sanitary Board for which post he had recently filled without opposition. Most of his life had been spent in the timber business, and for a time he had been employed in the logging industry in Haiti and other Caribbean islands. He also worked for a while in the oil fields of the southwest. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Jordan Duvall; several step-children, step-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. he was a brother of Claude C. Duvall, Chairman of the Dare County Commissioners, and he has two sisters, Mrs. L.E. bray of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Evvie Pinner of Manns Harbor. He was a member of the East Lake Methodist Church, of the Wanchese Masonic Lodge and of Sudan Shrine temple. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. by Rev. H.R. Ashmore at the Manteo Methodist Church and burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, directors.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 25, 1952; pg. 1)

Funeral services for John Robert Duvall, who died Thursday morning, were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. H.R. Ashemore, pastor of Mt. Olivet. A large crowd attended with many old friends present from distant towns, and former business associates from New Jersey and elsewhere. Members of the church choir sang "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown' and "I Will Sing You a Song", accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Rennie Williams. The casket was blanketed by a pall of white carnations, white lilies and fern. There were many floral offerings. Pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge of Wanchese; Lawrence Swain, Ralph Swain, Hugh Basnight, G.G. Bonner, Melvin Daniels and H.G. Bridges. Interment was made in the Manteo Cemetery with members of the Masonic Lodge in charge of the graveside rites. Frank Cahoon, Master of the Wanchese Lodge, led the services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 2, 1952; pg. 1)

Mary Brady Duvall

NAGS HEAD - Mary Brady Duvall, 82, died Friday, August 17 at her residence. Mrs. Duvall was born in Baltimore, Md. and attended the University of Baltimore School of Law. She was a retired administrative secretary for Essex College and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Duvall was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Katherine Kopp Brady. She was the widow of the late Calvert Holden Duvall. Surviving are two step-daughters: Diane Duvall Kind of Savannah, Ga. and Susan Duvall Lochridge of Brunswick, Ga.; one sister: Helen Brady Hall; and one brother, Edward Brady, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren: Mara King Harley and James Robert King. Services will be held at the graveside in Manteo Cemetery on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. with Father Michael Butler officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001; pg. 12A)

Odella Tillett Duvall

WIDOW OF LATE EPH. DUVALL DIES AT HOME IN MANTEO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON - Mrs. Odella Tillett Duvall, 54, was found dead when a neighbor, Capt. Lum Midgett, called on her about five Wednesday afternoon, sitting in a chair in her home on the corner of First Avenue and Road St. in Manteo.  She had been dead about an hour.  She was the daughter of the late Tillman and Harriett Ann Tillett of Nags Head and wife of the late Eph. Duvall of East Lake and Manteo.  She was a member of the Manteo Baptist Church and the Manteo Rebekah Lodge.  She is survived by three sons: Maynard of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Calvert of Baltimore, and Gilbert Duvall of Manteo.  Wayland, a fourth son, was killed during the late war in the Pacific.  She has several grandchildren and nephews and nieces.  She is survived by the following brothers: Ravon Tillett of New Jersey, Marshall Tillet of Nags Head, Elisha Tillett of Grandy and Robert Tillett of Beaufort; three sisters: Mrs. Winnie Brown and Mrs. Adelia Brown of Zebulon and Mrs. CeCe Davis of Currituck County.  Funeral arrangements are pending.  The body is at Twiford Funeral Home.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 9, 1951; pg. 1)

[Robert] Wayland Duvall [Sr.]

One of Dare County's fine young men, Wayland Duvall, was recently killed in battle in the Pacific. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Evelyn Dowdy Duvall of Kitty Hawk and two small children. He was the son of Mrs. Odell Duvall and the late Eph. H. Duvall of Manteo. He served several years in the Coast Guard. Besides his wife, children and mother, he is survived by three brothers: Maynard, Calvert and Gilbert. The first be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Saturday, November 25 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. C.L. Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Hooper Family Cemetery in Rodanthe. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 16, 1942; pg. 1)

Ruth Brothers Dykstra

MANTEO - Ruth Brothers Dykstra, 91, died Sunday, December 23 in Nags Head. Mrs. Dykstra was born in Wanchese and was a former co-owner and operator of Dyke's Fishing Center in Dare County. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, a graduate of Hicks Beauty Academy, and was an Avon representative for 10 years. She was the daughter of the late Claud and Alice Hayman Brothers and the wife of the late George Dysktra, Jr. Surviving are a daughter, Faye B. Austin of Manteo; one sister, Maude B. Parrish of Durham; 2 grandchildren: Jay Austin and wife Renee and Deanie Midgett and husband Timmy; and 2 great-grandchildren: Brittney and Kelsey Midgett. A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. in Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Supplee and the Rev. Carroll Daniels. Burial followed in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001; pg. 7A)

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