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Mary Stowe Eastwood

Mary Stowe Eastwood, 95, formerly of Buxton, N.C., residing in her son’s home on Longdale Crescent, Chesapeake, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, in her home. Mrs. Eastwood was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan N. Eastwood; and her parents, Edward Farrow and Delora Jennette Stowe, all of Buxton. She was the sister of Blanch Stowe May of Wendel, N.C., Ronald Stowe of New Bern, N.C., and Bonnie Stowe Fletcher of Norfolk, all of whom preceded her in death. Mrs. Eastwood was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church, Buxton. Mrs. Eastwood leaves to cherish her memory her son, James Henry Hart and wife Frances Kay Hart of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Lisa Hart Earman and husband Dean Allan of Chesapeake and James Gary Hart of Tarpin Springs, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, James Breton Hart and Taylor Kathleen Hart of Astoria, Ore., Kaylin Frances Earman and Emily Virginia Earman of Chesapeake, VA. She also leaves behind one nephew, Rev. Edward R. Boyd of Louisville, KY and one niece, June May Fowler of Raleigh, NC. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Maestas and Bailey Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, 1801 Baltic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA. A Graveside Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Monday, September 19, 2005 at 1:00 PM in Rosewood Memorial Park, Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA with Rev. Mitchell Harrison, Pastor of Greenbrier Community Church, Chesapeake, presiding. The family will receive friends at their home on Longdale Crescent.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 18, 2005)

Randolph David Ebron

MANTEO - Randolph David Ebron, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 10.  A native of Dare County, he was the son of the late John Ebron and Arvilla Ebron Golden, and the husband of Mildred Spencer Ebron of the home.  Mr. Ebron was a self-employed block and brick mason.  He was a member of Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church.  He served as president of the Usher Board, superintendent of Sunday School, and chairman of the deacon board.  Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter, Tashia Tillett of Manteo; one granddaughter, Kiana Kendrick of Manteo; three sisters: Ludie Sykes, Rubell Ebron and Eula Mackey, all of Manteo; a sister-in-law, Belle Johnson of Hyde County; one aunt, Ada Spencer of Britthaven of Nags Head.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 13 in Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Moore officiating.  Walston Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 14, 1995; pg. 12A)

Charles Donald Edwards

WAVES - Charles Donald Edwards, 58, died July 15, 2003 in a Chesapeake hospital. Mr. Edwards was born on the Blimp Base in Weeksville, N.C., and was retired from the NCDOT, Ferry Division. He was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge No. 698, the Hatteras Island Chapter 303 of the Order of Eastern Star, and the Order of Amaranth, Coastal Court 12. He was the son of the late Woodrow W. and Mellie Midgett Edwards and was also preceded in death by a brother, Woodrow W. Edwards Jr. Mr. Edwards is survived by a sister, Judy E. Williams and husband Ronald of Waves; a brother, Dewey W. Edwards and wife Betty Ruth of Franklin, Va.; a sister-in-law, Diane A. Edwards of Virginia Beach; three aunts, Gloria Maddrey and husband James of Chesapeake, Sybil Williams of Virginia Beach and Nellie Farrow of Waves; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A funeral will be held at Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Waves, on Friday at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Berry Taylor and the Rev. Susie W. Fitch-Slater. The family will receive friends at the church Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Waves. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - July 16, 2003)

Eliza Gould Midgett Edwards

Eliza Gould Midgett Edwards, 89, of Wanchese, died May 27, at her residence. A native of Wanchese she was the daughter of the late Homer and Rowena Midgett Midgett and the widow of George Murray Edwards. She was a homemaker. As a young woman, she taught school in Rodanthe. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Roanoke Island Chapter #79 and the Order of the Amaranth, Coastal Court #12, Degree of Pocahontas, Tonoluska Council #28. Mrs. Edwards is survived by 3 nieces and 2 nephews. A church service will be conducted on Sunday, May 31, in Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jerry Jackson. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 31, 1992)

[George] Murray Edwards

WANCHESE - Murray Edwards, 85, of Wanchese, died Sept. 8, in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. He was a native of Chicago, Ill. and the son of the late George Murray Edwards and Dillie Bonner Edwards. He was the husband of Eliza Midgett Edwards of the home. He had residence in Wanchese for many years. He was retired from civil service having been employed by NASA as a building trade foreman. He was a Methodist, and a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, Scottish Rite and a Shriner of the Sudan Temple. Besides his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept, 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese by the Rev. Jerry Jackson. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery with Masonic Rites.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 11, 1990)

Irene Frances Schmidt Edwards

KITTY HAWK - Irene Frances Schmidt Edwards., 87, took her angel wings the morning of October 3, 2012 at her residence in Kitty Hawk, NC. Irene was a retired registered nurse for Norfolk General Hospital. A  loving mother, giving, caring friend and an avid Bingo player with a sparkling smile and contagious laugh who was loved by all who knew her.  Irene was a mother to Ginny Midgett and husband Cliff of Kitty Hawk, and grandmother to “J” Nutter, wife  Elizabeth and their son Max of  Charlotte, NC.  Irene is survived by three children from a previous marriage: Carol Terrell, Pam Smith and David Robertson all of Virginia. She also leaves six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at Roanoke Memorial Gardens in Manteo on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM by Rev. Mr. Donald Wobser  beside her loving husband Ben Edwards.  The Midgett’s will receive family and friends at their home after the service, 515 W. Kitty Hawk Road.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Mellie Midgett Edwards

WAVES - Mellie Midgett Edwards, 72, of Waves, died Dec. 17, in the Outer Banks Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Dewey A. and Ella Midgett Midgett and the widow of Woodrow W. Edwards, Sr. Mrs. Edwards was a retired restaurant manager with the Hatteras Island Restaurant. She was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, where she held several church offices including, member and past president of the United Methodist Women and Sunday School teacher. She was member and Past Matron of the Hatteras Island Chapter of the Eastern Star #303. She is survived by one daughter, Judy E. Williams of Waves; three sons, Woodrow W. Edwards, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., Dewey W. Edwards of Franklin, Va. and Charles Don Edwards of Waves; two sisters, Sybil M. Williams of Virginia Beach, Va. and Gloria M. Maddrey of Chesapeake, Va.; six grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 20, 1990)

Doris E. Bigelow Eggertson

Doris E. Bigelow Eggertson died on Monday, January 7 while living with her son and daughter-in-law in Brick, NJ.  A resident of Buxton for 38 years, Mrs. Eggertson is survived by her son Ted, daughter-in-law Mary Lou; granddaughter Samantha Sanders and her husband Bear and their two children, Bailey and R.J.  O'Brien Funeral Home in Brick is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 10, 2008; pg. 12A)

Frank Eggertson

BUXTON - Frank Eggertson, age 82, died Thursday, October 28 at Albemarle Hospital.  He was born in Middlesex Co., N.J., the son of the late Theodore and Rose Caulfield Eggertson and was the husband of Doris Bigelow Eggertson of the residence.  He was manager of a Cast Iron Foundry.  He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Besides his wife, Mr. Eggertson is survived by a son, Ted Eggertson of Brick, N.J.; a sister, Teddy E. Vinci of Avalon, N.J. and a granddaughter, Samantha Eggertson.  No services are planned at this time.  The family will be at the residence.  Twiford's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 31, 1999; pg. 14A)

Daniel Hayman Elliott

MANTEO - Daniel Hayman Elliott, 64, of Puddle Lane, Manteo died Friday, February 12, 2010 at his residence. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Captain Donald Gordon Elliott and the late Mary Elizabeth Midgett Elliott [should be Mary Elizabeth Hayman Elliott]. He was a retired insurance agent with Farm Bureau and was a member of Manteo Lodge #521 AF & AM and was a Shriner. Mr. Elliott is survived by a daughter, Laura Elliott Shaw and husband Nicholas of Manteo; a son, Donald Gordon Elliott, II and wife Milah of Wanchese; and three grandchildren, Daniel Wyatt Shaw, Brent Shadoe Elliott, and Sarah Elizabeth Elliott. A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 16, 2010; pg. 6A)

Donald Gordon Elliott

Capt. Donald Gordon Elliott of Manteo died Sunday, Aug. 17, in a Windsor nursing home.  He was 86.  Mr. Elliott, a native of New London, Conn., was retired as a Coast Guard captain with 22 years of service.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1155 in Pasadena, Calif., and was an Episcopalian.  He was the widower of the late Mary Elizabeth Hayman Elliott.  Mr. Elliott is survived by one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Logan of Pennsylvania; one son, Daniel Hayman Elliott of Manteo; and four grandchildren.  Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements which were pending at press time.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, August 21, 1997; pg. 4C)

Adam Dough Etheridge, IV

MANTEO - Adam Dough Etheridge, IV, 86, of Manteo died Sept. 30 at his residence. A native of Manteo, he was a retired bridge tender for the N.C. Dept. Of Transportation and was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Adam D. Etheridge, III and Lillie Lee Swindell Etheridge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cassa Milroe Basnight Etheridge. Mr. Etheridge is survived by three daughters: Janie Lee Ernst of Rochester, N.Y., Marie E. Dremann of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Alma E. Clark of Manteo; one sister: Alma E. Wilson of Manteo; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Oct. 2 by the Rev. John Charles. Burial will follow in the Etheridge Family Cemetery in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 2, 1994)

Adolphus Warren Etheridge

MANTEO MAN DIES - Adolphus Warren Etheridge of Manteo, died last week in Norfolk, was buried last Friday in the family burying ground on Roanoke Island.  Mr. Etheridge had been in failing health for some time and had not been able to be about.  He was about 58 years old and is survived by a wife, two sons and a brother, John Etheridge of Manteo.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, December 3, 1920; pg. 1)

Amanda Etheridge

BELOVED TEACHER AND USEFUL CITIZEN - Miss Amanda Etheridge died Tuesday night [March 27, 1945] in a Norfolk hospital. For more than 35 years she had been a beloved teacher and a useful citizen. Her home near Manteo was one of the show places of the Island. Her life sprang from a home outstanding in its leadership in the community. She lived only a short time after the death of her father, the late Sheriff A.H. Etheridge, who died in 1941, and her mother, Mrs. Roxie Etheridge who died in 1943. She had first taught school in Creswell and Columbia and later in Pitt County for many years. For the past several years she had taught in Manteo. She was a leading citizen of her community and until illness prevented, has been one of the mainstays of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. One brother, Thos. D. Etheridge, and one sister, Mrs. Lee Dough, survive her. Her funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon at 3:00 by the family pastor, Dr. G.A. Martin, and interment was in the family plot near the home.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 30, 1945; pg. 1)

Bernie Louise Midgett Etheridge

MANTEO - Bernie Louise Midgett Etheridge, 78, of St. Louis, Mo. and formerly of Manteo, died Thursday, February 3 in St. Louis. Mrs. Etheridge was born in Rodanthe, was a homemaker and member of the Canaan Baptist Church of St. Louis, Mo. She was the daughter of the late Louise and Leroy Stockton Midgett and the widow of the late Reuben Aldridge Etheridge. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000; pg. 13A)

MANTEO - Bernie Louise Midgett Etheridge, 78, died Thursday, Feb. 3 in Saint Louis, Mo. Mrs. Etheridge was born in Rodanthe and lived most of her life in Manteo. Mrs. Etheridge was recently living with her daughter in St. Louis. She was a homemaker and had worked with Twiford Funeral home in Manteo. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church in St. Louis and a former member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church in Manteo. Mrs. Etheridge was the daughter of the late Leroy Stockton and Louise Midgett Midgett, and the wife of the late Reuben Aldridge Etheridge. Surviving are a daughter, Ozella Etheridge Colley of St Louis; a step-daughter, Beth Etheridge Liverman of Garner, N.C.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Etheridge was predeceased by her daughter, Janice Etheridge Butler, and her sister, Juanita Midgett Gallop. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, by the Rev. John Charles. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and also at 6406 Old Manns Harbor Road, Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 8, 2000; pg. 11A)

Betty N. Etheridge

VIGINIA BEACH, VA - Betty "Toolie" N. Etheridge passed away January 17, 2012. She was born in Manteo, N.C. on February 7, 1929.  At Betty's request services will be private. Memorial donations may be made in Betty's name to the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church or the Virginia Beach SPCA.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - Thursday, January 19, 2012)

Brownly Roberson Etheridge

MANTEO - Brownly Roberson Etheridge, 62, a native and lifelong resident of Manteo, died Tuesday morning at 1 o'clock at the home following a short illness. He worked with the Park Service at Kill Devil Hills for 25 years. He was the son of the late John B. And Peggie Etheridge, and a member of North End Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Isabelle Meekins Etheridge; one daughter, Mrs. Gordon Riddick of Manteo; one son, Carlton A. Etheridge of Manteo; two brothers, Leroy and John B. Etheridge of Manteo; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body was removed to Twiford's Funeral Home pending completion of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - June 25, 1963)

Carlton Aldridge Etheridge

MANTEO - Carlton Aldridge "Percy" Etheridge, 73, died Nov. 23, 2004, at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Mr. Etheridge was born in Dare County, N.C., and was a retired carpenter and fisherman. He was a member of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. Mr. Etheridge was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army and the Korean Conflict. He was the son of the late Brown Etheridge and the late Beck Meekins Etheridge and was the husband of Ann Krider Etheridge. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Robbie Etheridge of Manteo; three daughters, Karen Jackson, Brownie Trott and Piglet Etheridge, all of Manteo; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Etheridge Riddick. A funeral will be held at Roanoke Island Baptist Church Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will take place in the Etheridge Cemetery with military honors. A visitation will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The family will meet at other times at the residence.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, November 25, 2004)

Cassa Milroe Basnight Etheridge

MANTEO - Cassa Milroe Basnight Etheridge, 80, died Nov. 12 at her residence. A native of Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, she was the daughter of the late Manliff H. & Annie Cahoon Basnight. She was the wife of Adam D. Etheridge, III, of the home. She was a homemaker and was also a retired lunchroom manager with the Dare Co. school systems and a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. Besides her husband, surviving are 3 daughters: Alma E. Clark of Manteo; Marie E. Dremann of St. Petersburg, Fl. and Janie Lee Ernst of Rochester, N.Y.; one brother: James Oscoe Basnight of Manteo; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A chapel service will be conducted on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Steven Crain and Rev. Ron Denham. Burial will follow in the Etheridge Family Cemetery on Roanoke Island.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 14, 1991)

Charles Skinner Etheridge

WANCHESE - Charles Skinner Etheridge, age 84, of Wanchese, NC died early Friday morning, December 11, 2009, at his residence. The cause of death was colon cancer. He was born February 13th 1925 in Wanchese, NC to Theodore (Lates) and Nancy Montague Etheridge. He was the brother of Rex Etheridge and Edith Daniels. He was married December 9th, 1944 to Martha Rodgers of Grapevine, TX. Charles grew up on Roanoke Island and graduated from Manteo High School, where he was an all-star football player. He received degrees from Southeastern Bible College and the University of Southern Florida. He served for 12 years in the US Coast Guard, Air-Sea Rescue. During World War II he flew anti-submarine patrols over the north Atlantic shipping lanes and was involved in rescuing many merchant seamen whose ships had been torpedoed. After leaving the military Charles was an ordained Assemblies of God minister. He was a pastor for churches in both North Carolina and Alabama. Even though he was a minister he never gave up his love for the sea. Charles Skinner was also known as very accomplished “crabber” especially with a net during the winter. He will be best remembered as a very generous man, giving countless hours to those in drug rehabilitation, incarcerated and in assisted living facilities. His willingness to serve has touched the lives of many families on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Charles is survived by ten children: John Etheridge of McAllen, TX; Trudy Vegter of Lakeland, FL; Paul Etheridge of Branson, MO; Peter Etheridge of Columbia, NC; Steven Etheridge of Wanchese, NC; David Etheridge of Clarksburg, WV; Phillip Etheridge of Wanchese, NC; Charlese Etheridge of Wanchese, NC; Wilda Duncan of Portsmouth, VA; Samuel Etheridge of Wanchese, NC; seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Ellen (Rodgers) Etheridge and sons James Albert Etheridge and Aaron William Etheridge.  Visitation will be held Monday, December 14th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 15th, at 2:00 pm at the Wanchese Assembly of God Church. There will be no graveside services. Everyone is invited to the Whole Ministries Center in Wanchese for fellowship and (as Charles requested) “Sweets”.   Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 13, 2009; pg. 10A)

Cynthia Austin Etheridge

Cynthia Austin Etheridge, 84, of Wanchese, died Sunday, December 19, 2010, in Barco.  Mrs. Etheridge was born in Hatteras and was a homemaker and member of Harbor Lights Holiness Church.  She was the daughter of the late Robert and Pearlie Austin Austin and the wife of the late Ernest Chester Etheridge.  Surviving are one daughter, Sharon E. Austin of Wanchese; two sons, Jerry Etheridge of New Castle, VA and Ernest C. Etheridge, Jr. of Roanoke, VA.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Colony Chapel by Rev. Anthony Ralph.  Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home 500 Budleigh St. Manteo, Tuesday, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Darcy Y. Etheridge

WANCHESE - Darcy Y. Etheridge, 76, died Sunday, June 10 in Elizabeth City. Mr. Etheridge was born in Wanchese and was retired from Mari Tran Towing Co. and was presently a security guard for Sea Scape. He attended the Church of God of Prophecy and served in both the US Navy and US Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Jessie E. Sr. and Darrow "Dear" Tillett Etheridge and the husband of Sarah M. Etheridge of the home. Besides his wife surviving are one daughter, Belinda J. Etheridge of Manteo; one son, Daniel Hill "Danny" Etheridge and wife Dana L. of Kill Devil Hills; two sisters: Barbara E. "Barb" Tillett and husband Dave of Kitty Hawk and Carol E. Tillett and husband Kirby of Manteo; grandchildren: Danielle Scott and husband Jimmy Sr. of Smithfield, Va., Tracy Jenkins and husband Andrew and son Travis Croxton of Charlotte, Bethany Leigh Etheridge, Brittany Joy Etheridge and Aimee Elizabeth Etheridge, all of Wilmington; two great-grandson: William Edward Knighten, II of Wanchese and Jimmy Scott, Jr. of Richmond, Va.; and nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 13 at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Steve Crews, Dr. David Dalton, the Rev. Ron Denham and the Rev. Johnny Chase. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 12, 2001; pg. 9A)

Edna Bruce Dowdy Etheridge

Manteo - Edna Bruce Dowdy Etheridge, 72, died peacefully on Thursday, March 12. Born in Manteo, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Granberry and Bernice Midgett Dowdy and was the widow of Ernest Lee Etheridge. She was a former teacher in the Portsmouth and Virginia Beach School Systems and a former librarian at Norfolk Collegiate School. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Etheridge is survived by two daughters, Ann Elizabeth Etheridge Lee off Oak Hill, Va. and Julia Claire Etheridge Ebron of Lorton, Va.; two sisters, Ann Dowdy Morse of Gray, Maine and Mary Claire Dowdy Axford of Edenton; and four grandchildren, Robert Matthew Lee, Claire Marie Lee, James Irvin Ebron, and Victoria Etheridge Ebron.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 16, at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jerry Cribb.  Burial will follow at Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 15, 2009; pg. 10A)

Edward C. Etheridge

MANTEO - Edward C. Etheridge, 82, died Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mr. Etheridge was born in Manteo and was a commercial fisherman. He was a Town of Manteo Commissioner more than 20 years and served on the local Board of Directors for Farm Bureau. Mr. Etheridge was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Edward Warren and Alvania O’Neal Etheridge and the husband of Joyce Midgett Etheridge of the residence.  Besides his wife, Mr. Etheridge is survived by two daughters, Christine Walker and husband, Tucker of Manteo, and Amy Etheridge also of Manteo; three grandchildren, Alex Etheridge, Annabelle Walker and Gabe Walker; several nieces and nephews, and special nieces, Christine Jones and daughter, Nicole of California, and Beckie O’Neal of Virginia.  Funeral services will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 9 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jerry Cribb officiating. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home on Friday from 7-9 p.m.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 7, 2008; pg. 10A)  [Photograph taken and submitted by Ray Midgett, brother-in-law of Edward.]

Edward Warren Etheridge

Edward Warren Etheridge, 78, of Manteo, died Sunday, Nov. 17th, in a Raleigh hospital after an illness of 6 months. The son of the late Humantha Meekins and Daniel Warren Etheridge, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alvania O'Neal Etheridge; one son, Edward C. Etheridge of Manteo; two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Webb of Pensacola, Fl. and Mrs. Mahala Cuso of Wilmington, California; one half-brother, Norman Etheridge of Virginia Beach; a sister, Mrs. J.D. O'Neal of Manteo; a half-sister, Mrs. Boyd Midgett of Tuckerton, N.J.; 8 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Mr. Etheridge, who retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1945 after 32 years of service, was a veteran of both world wars. He was a member of the Etiwan Lodge #95 AF& AM of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. He was also a member of the American Legion. The funeral was conducted at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Wednesday Nov. 20th by the Rev. Harold F. Leatherman. Interment took place in Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper - November 22, 1963)

Elizabeth Webb Etheridge

MANTEO - Mrs. Elizabeth Webb Etheridge, 81, retired schoolteacher and resident of Manteo for 58 years, died Friday [Nov. 6, 1964] at 4 p.m. in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City, after an illness of 3 weeks. She was a native of Chowan County, a daughter of John And Mrs. Frances Monroe Webb, and the widow of Robert Bruce Etheridge who died Oct. 19. She was a member of Manteo Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Matilda Etheridge Inge of Manteo; two sisters, Mrs. J.B. Spilman of Greenville and Mrs. Penelope Bass of Newport News, Va.; a brother, W.S. Webb of Norfolk; a half-sister, Mrs. W.H. Dail of Edenton; a half-brother, Craig Haste of Newport News; a granddaughter, a grandson and a great-granddaughter. A funeral service will be conducted Sunday in Etheridge Cemetery by the Rev. William S. Brown of Manteo Baptist Church. Twiford Funeral Home has charge.  (unknown newspaper - Saturday, November 7, 1964)

Ernest Chester Etheridge, Sr.

WANCHESE - Ernest Chester Etheridge, Sr., 80, of Wanchese, died Feb. 24 [1992], in a local nursing center. A native of Wanchese, he was the son of the late Emerson and Connie Hooker Etheridge and the husband of Cynthia Austin Etheridge of the home. Mr. Etheridge was a commercial fisherman, a carpenter and was an ordained former pastor and member of Manteo Assembly of God Church. Besides his wife, surviving are one daughter: Sharon Austin of Wanchese; two sons: Jerry Etheridge and Ernest C. Etheridge, Jr., both of Wanchese, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo by the Rev. Ron Denham and the Rev. Steve Crews. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Ernest Lee Etheridge

MANTEO - Ernest Lee Etheridge, 79, of Manteo, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2009 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mr. Etheridge was a native of Portsmouth, VA and was Headmaster of Norfolk Collegiate School. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Virginia. Mr. Etheridge was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was the son of the late Lemuel Dozier Etheridge and the late Mary Elizabeth Dillon Etheridge.  Mr. Etheridge is survived by his wife, Edna Bruce Dowdy Etheridge; two daughters, Ann Elizabeth Etheridge Lee of Oak Hill, VA and Julia Claire Etheridge Ebron of Lorton, VA; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Etheridge Hendry of Portsmouth, VA; and four grandchildren, Robert Matthew Lee, Claire Marie Lee, James Irvin Ebron and Victoria Etheridge Ebron.  Funeral services will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 11:00 am with Rev. Jerry Cribb officiating. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 12, 2009; pg. 10A)

Frances M. Etheridge

ORMOND BEACH, FLA. - Frances M. Etheridge, 37, of Groover Street, a resident since 1978, died Thursday, April 4 at Memorial Hospital, Ormond Beach after a long illness.  Mrs. Etheridge moved to this area from her birthplace, Manteo.  She enjoyed reading, walking and animals.  Survivors include a son, Alan Pruitt; a daughter, Amy Etheridge; her parents: John III and Evelyn Etheridge; and a brother, John IV, all of Ormond Beach; and a grandchild.  Woodward Funeral Home, Holly Hill, is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 11, 2002; pg. 6A)

Fred Gaskins Etheridge
The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 18, 1990; pg. 10A

Guy Wetmore Etheridge

WOODLEAF - Guy Wetmore Etheridge, 90, died after a brief illness on Wednesday, August 10, at the home of his daughter in Chapel Hill, Born November 2, 1914 in Manteo, he was the son of the late Janie Wetmore and Augustus Guy Etheridge. He was a graduate of Woodleaf High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed at the Spencer Shops and later by Martin Marietta and Celanese Corp., retiring in 1979. In Woodleaf, he was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church, in the preservation of historic St. Andrew's Church; he was a founding member of the volunteer fire department and Civitan Club. He was also a member of the Scotch-Irish Masonic Lodge #154 in Cleveland for over 60 years and in the activities of Episcopal Diocese of N.C. Preceding him in death were his wife, Elizabeth Hackney Etheridge in 2001, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Leigh Brown in 1992. He is survived by his son, Richard Guy Etheridge of Gastonia, and his daughter Betsey Etheridge Brown of Chapel Hill. A funeral service was held August 14 at Summersett Memorial Chapel, Salisbury. Burial followed at Rowan Memorial Park.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 25, 2005; pg. 6A)

Harold Etheridge

ALBANY, GA. - Harold Etheridge, Lt. Colonel USAF (Ret.), 76, of Albany, Ga., died November 6 in Albany. Mr. Etheridge was the son of the late Guy and Janie W. Etheridge of Manteo and Woodleaf. He was the grandson of the late Lilly and Adam Etheridge of Manteo. He is survived by his wife, Tee Etheridge of Albany; two sons: Chris and Terry of Woodleaf; a daughter, Debbie of Albany; and a brother, Guy W. Etheridge of Woodleaf. A memorial service was held on Monday, November 9, in Albany. Burial was in the Veterans Cemetery in Salisbury on November 10 with full military rites.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 15, 1998; pg. 10A)

James Albert Etheridge

WANCHESE MAN DIES SUDDENLY - James Albert Etheridge, 70, of Wanchese, was found dead at his home about eight o'clock Thursday morning [June 3, 1943]. It is thought that he died suddenly while feeding his hogs, as his body was found near the pigpen by a neighbor, E.R. Gallop. Mr. Etheridge had been is poor health for some time. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Gallop Etheridge; four sons: Fitz Etheridge, Theodore "Lates" Etheridge, Jess Willard Etheridge and Burr Etheridge, all of Wanchese; five daughters: Mrs. Rosser Tillett and Mrs. John M. Cudworth of Wanchese, Mrs. H.W. Culpepper of Nags Head, Mrs. Jackson Midgett of Manteo and Mrs. Murray Dick of Newport News, Va.; three sisters: Miss Harriett Etheridge of Manteo, Mrs. Lennie Robertson of Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. Betty Johnson of Portsmouth, Va.; and a large number of grandchildren.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 4, 1943; pg. 1)

ALBERT ETHERIDGE BURIED AT WANCHESE - Funeral services for James Albert Etheridge, 70, who died last Thursday morning at his home at Wanchese, were conducted at the home Friday afternoon by Rev. Brinkley Lawrence, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, assisted by Rev. James W. Sneeden, pastor of the Wanchese Methodist Church. The hymns sung were "Wonderful Savior" by Mrs. Bobbie Austin, Mrs. Thelma Peele, Mrs. Ernest Etheridge, Mrs. Lucy Midgette, Mrs. B.D. Lawrence, Mrs. Cecil Daniels and Glenwood Lawrence; "Good Morning Up There" by Rev. & Mrs. Brinkley Lawrence; and "It Is Well With My Soul" by Mrs. Bobbie Austin, Mrs. Thelma Peele and Mrs. Ernest Etheridge; "Last Mile of the Way" and "Rock of Ages" were sung at the graveside in the Gallop Cemetery. The casket was covered with a pall of white carnations, madonna lilies and fern and there were numerous and beautiful floral offerings. Pallbearers were Leslie Gallop, Tucker Daniels, Bob Green, A.P. Tillett, Bart Garrison and Porter Nixon.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 11, 1943; pg. 1)

James Albert Etheridge

MANNS HARBOR - James Albert Etheridge, 60, died January 4 at his residence. Mr. Etheridge was born in Elizabeth City, NC and was a carpenter, and a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of Charles S. Etheridge of Wanchese and the late Martha Rodgers Etheridge. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Aaron Etheridge.  Besides his father, Mr. Etheridge is survived by three sisters, Trudy Vegter of Quito, Equador, Charles Etheridge of Alaska, and Wilda Duncan of Portsmouth, VA; seven brothers, Sam Etheridge and Phillip Etheridge both of Wanchese, NC, John Etheridge of Pharr, TX, Paul Etheridge of Branson, MO, Peter Lates Etheridge of Columbia, NC, Steven Etheridge of Wanchese, NC and David Etheridge of West Virginia.  A Service of Remembrance will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 11:00 am with Rev. David J. Daniels officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 8, 2009; pg. 8A)

Jess Willard Etheridge, Jr.

NAGS HEAD - Jess Willard Etheridge, Jr., 42, passed away February 26 in Tampa, Fla. He was born June 13, 1963 in Brownsville, Texas to Guadalupe Portugal Etheridge and the late Jess Willard Etheridge, Sr. He was a real estate broker for Bodie Island Realty, Inc. and was of the Protestant faith. Mr. Etheridge leaves to cherish his memory, his mother of Port Isabel, Texas; his wife, Amy R. Etheridge of the home; his daughter, Annie Lupe Etheridge of Wanchese; and his son Zachary Adam Etheridge of Nags Head. He also leaves behind two sisters: Sonya "Kiki" Etheridge and Martha "Marty" Etheridge, both of Texas. A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m. in Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese. The Rev. Bill Cottingham will officiate. Maestas & Bailey Funeral Home in Virginia Beach in is charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 5, 2006; pg. 10A)

Jesse B. Etheridge

After a battle with cancer which lasted for over a year, Jesse B. Etheridge passed away at his home near Manteo on Saturday night. He was one of Dare County's most interesting citizens. For many years he was superintendent of the Pea Island game preserve, retiring several years ago when nearly 50 years of age and married for the first time. Prior to her marriage to Mr. Etheridge, his first wife was Mrs. Frances Ward who died about six years ago. In 1922 he married Mrs. Annie Morris who survives him. He is survived by one brother, A.H. Etheridge of Manteo, and many nephews and nieces. Mr. Etheridge once represented his county in the legislature and was held in high esteem by his neighbors. He was a member of Eureka Lodge of Masons and Cherokee Royal Arch Chapter. The funeral services took place at the family burying ground on Sunday. He was 65 years old.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, April 11, 1924; pg. 3)

Jesse T. Etheridge

Capt. Jesse T. Etheridge died at his home in Wanchese, North Carolina June 5. He was 83 years old at the time of his death. He had served in the Life Saving Service as keeper for 3 years and was retired on his time 11 years ago. Since that time until his death he lived a quiet and peaceful life. Capt. Etheridge was a splendid citizen and a good man. He is survived by two sons, E.G. Etheridge of Wanchese and J.T. Etheridge of Norfolk, Va.; and two daughters, Mrs. C.G. Forbes of Elizabeth City and Mrs. R. Self Midgett of Wanchese. The pallbearers at the funeral were citizens of Roanoke Island whom Capt. Etheridge had trained into surfmanship at his station as follows: Active - W.E. Baum, A.J. Daniels. P.D. Midgett, A.D. Midgett, Otho Ward and L.D. Quidley. The honorary pallbearers were Joe Tom Daniels, George B. Midgett, D.E. Davis, A.C. Daniels, J.L. Gaskill and A.H. Etheridge.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, June 20, 1924; pg. 9)

Jesse T. Etheridge

Capt. Jesse T. Etheridge, son of the late Jesse and Caroline Etheridge of Wanchese, and who lived in Wanchese until about 35 years ago, died July 4 in a Norfolk hospital. He was 71 years old. He was the last of several children. He was known to his friends as "Rose Etheridge" and had been a boatman all his life, retiring 6 years ago as a boat captain in the employ of the Norfolk Building and Dry Dock Corp. He lived at 122 W. 16th St. His wife died a few years ago. He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Paul U. Spady and Mrs. R.B. Bendall, both of Norfolk; a son, Leon T. Etheridge of Jacksonville, Fla.; two granddaughters: Mrs. R.B. Bloodworth and Mrs. Earl C. Croft; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church. His funeral was conducted in Norfolk Sunday and he was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in that city.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 11, 1952; pg. 1)

John B. Etheridge
The Economist Weekly - April 26, 1881
Submitted by Linda Lau

John B. [Burgess] Etheridge, Jr.

MANTEO - John B. Etheridge, Jr., 83, of Manteo, died September 19 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Etheridge, a native of Manteo, was a carpenter and a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. He was the son of the late John B. Sr. and Peggy Etheridge Etheridge and the widower of the late Vera Gray Etheridge. Mr. Etheridge is survived by one daughter, Ann Wescott of Manteo; three sons: John B. Etheridge, III, Robert Curtis Etheridge, and William David Etheridge, all of Manteo; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A graveside service was held in the Roanoke Island Baptist Church Cemetery on September 21 by the Rev. John Charles. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 22, 1994)

John Burgess Etheridge [Sr.]

John Burgess Etheridge, 81, son of the late Little John B. and Melvina Dough Etheridge, husband of the late Peggy Etheridge, lifelong resident of Roanoke Island, died in a Norfolk hospital Saturday morning [March 15, 1952] after a short illness. He was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church and had followed a career of fisherman and house builder most of his life. He was known as one of the most highly skilled mechanics of his trade, and until a few days before his death, was active and continued to work with his tools. He made his home with his son, Brownley R. Etheridge. He is survived by two other sons: John B., Jr. and Roy Etheridge, all of Manteo; by nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one nephew, R.A. Etheridge of Manteo. He was a steady, industrious citizen, active throughout his years and in his last days usually busy building something. Since the death of his wife, he had made his home with his son, enjoying life fully. He had a retentive memory about early days in this county and liked to talk of conditions in his boyhood days. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo by Rev. Frank Dinwiddie, family pastor. Burial was in the Etheridge cemetery.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 21, 1952; pg. 1)

John Burgess Etheridge, III

John Burgess Etheridge, III, 70, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died Thursday, November 12 at his residence.  Mr. Etheridge was born in Manteo January 23, 1939, the son of John and Vera Mann (Gray) Etheridge.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army and worked as an electrician for the National Parks Service.  He is survived by a son, John B. Etheridge, IV of Citra, Fla.; brothers: Robert Etheridge and David Etheridge and sister, Ann Wescott, all of Manteo; granddaughters: Amy Etheridge of Ormond Beach, Brianna Etheridge of Shawnee, Okla.; grandson, Alan T. Pruitt, Jr. of Ormond Beach; great-granddaughters, Victoria Mullens.  Arrnagements are entrusted to New Life Cremation & Funeral Chapel, Ormond Beach.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 6, 2009; pg. 10A)

John Robinson Etheridge

MANTEO - John Robinson “Robbie” Etheridge, 51, of Highway 64, Manteo, died Wednesday, June 17, at his residence. Robbie was a true native son of Dare County with a heart of gold.  He was the son of Ann Krider “Ma” Etheridge of Manteo and the late Carlton “Percy” Etheridge and was a commercial fisherman, hunter, and master woodworker.  Besides his mother, Robbie is survived by three sisters, Karen “Keggie” Jackson and husband Nate, Karla “Brownie” Trott and husband Trott, and Karol “Piglet” Etheridge all of Manteo; four nieces, Natalie, Elizabeth “Tha”, Kayleigh, and Kourtney; two nephews, Nathan “Igg” and Ryan “Nick”; three great nieces, Lovie, Sailor, and Karleigh “Kar Kar”; and two great nephews, Daryn and Kyle “Dipster”.   A graveside service was set for Saturday, June 20, at 1:00 p.m. at the Etheridge Cemetery, Manteo, with the family receiving friends and relatives at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 21, 2009; pg. 8A)

Josephine Drinkwater (Etheridge) Etheridge

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Drinkwater Etheridge, 74, who died Thursday afternoon [Feb. 8, 1962] in a Norfolk hospital, were conducted Saturday in the chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo by the Rev. M.J. Davis, pastor of Manteo Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. C.W. Goodwin, pastor of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. "Rock of Ages" was sung by Jerry Cahoon, accompanied by Mrs. Jack Cahoon on the organ. Pallbearers were G.G. Bonner, Ralph Davis, George Hale Quidley, Daron Quidley, Steve Basnight and Hugh Basnight. Burial followed in the Homer Cemetery. Mrs. Etheridge was a native of Buxton and lived in Manteo 56 years. She was a daughter of the late Patrick H. and Mrs. Annie S. Etheridge and the widow of Clarence M. Etheridge. She was a member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Sybil Gregory and Mrs. Elma Wood of Manteo; a son, Walter L. Etheridge of Manteo; three sisters: Mrs. Fannie Chappel of Tyner; Mrs. Zenovah Etheridge and Mrs. Elma E. Midgett of Manteo; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 16, 1962)

Lee Roy Etheridge
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 2, 1986; pg. 8A

Margaret Price Etheridge

Margaret Price Etheridge of Manteo died Thursday, May 22. She was 76. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Roy Leland Etheridge, and her daughter, Lanie E. Vohs, and son-in-law, Steve. She was a member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. John Charles. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo handled the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, May 29, 1997; pg. 4C)

Martha Gallop Etheridge

Mrs. Martha Gallop Etheridge, 85, of Wanchese, died on Thursday afternoon [Dec. 27, 1962] after a 6-month illness. She was a member of Wanchese Methodist Church, where a funeral will be held, pending notification of next of kin. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery. Mrs. Etheridge was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Peter Gallop of Wanchese. Her husband was the late James Albert Etheridge of Wanchese. Survivors include 4 daughters: Mrs. John Cudworth of Wanchese, Mrs. Jackson Midgett of Manteo, Mrs. Harold Culpepper of Nags Head and Mrs. Murray Dick of Newport News, Va.; one son, Theodore Etheridge of Wanchese; one brother, Ezekiel Gallop of Wanchese; 3 sisters: Mrs. Charles Tillett, Mrs. Robert Green and Mrs. Tucker Daniels, all of Wanchese; 18 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 28, 1962)

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Gallop Etheridge, who died Thursday afternoon at Wanchese were Conducted Monday in the Bethany Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Pullman, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Charles Etheridge, pastor of Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Reggie Tillett, Mrs. Mollie Daniels, Mrs. Joy Scarborough and Casper Meekins sang The Old Rugged Cross" and "Sweet Bye and Bye". Mrs. Rena Tillett accompanied at the organ. The casket was covered with a pall of white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Willett Tillett, Elton Gallop, Gene Daniels, Billy White Wescott, Lloyd Scarborough, Lewelyn Daniels, Moncie Daniels, Jr. and Gage Williams. Burial followed in Cudworth Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 4, 1963)

Martha Rodgers Etheridge

WANCHESE, NC - Martha Rodgers Etheridge, 84, of Wanchese, NC died Monday, February 4, 2008 at her residence. Mrs. Etheridge was born in Grapevine, TX and was a homemaker. She was a member of Wanchese Assembly of God and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Dietician during WWII. She was the daughter of the late Archie and Ora Hodges Rodgers. She was also preceded in death by a son, Aaron Etheridge.  Mrs. Etheridge is survived by her husband, Charles S. Etheridge of the residence; three daughters, Trudy Vegter of Quito, Equador, Wilda Gail Duncan of Portsmouth, VA and Charlese Etheridge of Anchorage, AK; eight sons, John Charles Etheridge of Brownsville, TX, James Albert Etheridge of Manns Harbor, NC, Paul Rodgers Etheridge of Branson, MO, Peter Lates Etheridge of Columbia, NC, Steven Etheridge of Wanchese, NC, David Etheridge of Mount Clare, WV, Phillip Etheridge of Wanchese, NC and Sam Etheridge; one brother, Raymond Rodgers of TX; twenty grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Rev. David J. Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 5, 2008; pg. 10A)

Mary Elizabeth McDonnell Etheridge

WANCHESE - Mary Elizabeth McDonnell "Miss Betty" Etheridge, 82, of Wanchese died on August 31, 2004 at a Norfolk, Virginia hospital. Miss Betty was born in Easton, MD and was an owner/officer of the Willie R. Etheridge Seafood Company. She was a member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and a patron of many charitable organizations. Miss Betty was the daughter of the late Jeremiah James McDonnell and the late Ada Irene White McDonnell and the wife of Willie Roswell Etheridge, Jr. of the home. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Irene Etheridge Kampanis of Wanchese, Susan Etheridge of Wanchese and Bonnie Etheridge Arndt of Lakeland, FL; one son, Willie R. Etheridge, III of Wanchese; fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Jane Short. Miss Betty was aunt and mother to Mark Vrablic and Frank Vrablic both of Wanchese, Rosalie Payne of Currituck and Luke Short of Maryland. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Maude Daniels and her 15 children. A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Saturday, September 4, 2004 at 11:00 am, with Dr. Jane Desmond, Rev. David Daniels, Dr. David Dalton and Rev. Mark Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, September 3, 2004 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and at other times at the residence at 3892 Mill Landing Road, Wanchese. Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 2, 2004; pg. 12A)

 Matilda Ann Midgett Etheridge

ELIZABETH CITY - Matilda Ann Midgett Etheridge, 87, of Ehringhaus St., died Jan. 27, 1989 in a nursing home. Mrs. Etheridge was a native of Waves, was the widow of Benjamin F. Etheridge and was a Methodist. Survivors include two daughters: Jean E. Matron of Elizabeth City and Phyllis F. Burnett of Norfolk; two sisters: Sarah Midgette of Waves and Irma Austin of Hatteras; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Jan Leffers. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Cemetery.  (The Ledger-Star [Norfolk, VA] - no date)

Peggy (Etheridge) Etheridge

Mrs. Peggy Etheridge, wife of John B. Etheridge of Manteo, died Wednesday night at 12:30 after a long illness but not before she had the satisfaction of witnessing the love and esteem of neighbors who joined in celebrating her golden wedding anniversary. She was 66 years old and was the daughter of the late Adam and Abia Etheridge of Manteo. Her father died many years ago. Her mother brought up three small children and lived with her in gracious and kindly old age until her death a few years ago. Mrs. Etheridge was a sister of Capt. Bill Etheridge of Manteo and of the late Capt. Adam Etheridge. She is survived by three children: Roy, John B. Jr. and Brownley Etheridge of Manteo; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon by Dr. G.A. Martin, pastor of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. M.W. Maness, pastor of the Manteo Methodist Church. The services were held at the graveside in the family plot. Mrs. Etheridge was a lifelong member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church and during her active life was a faithful and helpful neighbor, community leader and friend to all. Pallbearers were: S.G. Basnight, C.C. Jones, W.F. Baum, H.A. Dough, M.R. Daniels and L.D. Tarkington.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 6, 1943; pg. 1)

Peggy Sanderlin Etheridge

MANTEO - Peggy S. Etheridge, 85, died Tuesday, February 18 in Nags Head. Mrs. Etheridge was born in East Lake and was a retired tax clerk with the Dare County Tax Dept. and a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Murray Douglas and Alethia Sanderlin Sawyer and wife of the late Fred Etheridge. Surviving are two sisters: Bertie Meekins of Manteo and Estelle Mann of Portsmouth, Va.; sisters-in-law: Peg Harris and Nora Drinkwater; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Etheridge was predeceased by two sisters: Margie Mann and Ruth Cullum; and three brothers: Dick Sawyer, Roland Sawyer and Calvin Sawyer. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. George Speake. Burial will be in Roanoke Island Baptist Church Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003; pg. 12A)

Rex G. Etheridge

WANCHESE, NC - Rex G. Etheridge, 78, of Wanchese, died Sunday, June 22, 2008. Born in Wanchese, he was the son of the late Theodore “Lates” and Nancy Montague Etheridge and was the widower of Margaret Crews Etheridge. He was a commercial fisherman and a longtime member of Wanchese Assembly of God. Mr. Etheridge is survived by a daughter, Bea Scarborough of Lakeland, FL; a son, Rex Dea Etheridge of Nags Head; a sister, Edith Daniels of Wanchese; a brother, Charles Etheridge of Wanchese; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 2:30 PM at the Wanchese Assembly of God with the Rev. Reggie Scarborough and Kenny Midgett officiating. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 PM and at other times at the residence. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 24, 2008; pg. 10A)

Robert Bruce Etheridge

MANTEO - Former State Sen. Robert Bruce Etheridge, 86, died Monday [Oct. 19, 1964] at 8:30 p.m. in Albemarle Hospital after a long illness. Etheridge, a lifelong resident of Dare County, was active in the affairs of the state and the community. He had served in the N.C. House of Representatives and as head of the State Dept. of Conservation & Development. He was a son of Van Buren Etheridge and Mrs. Matilda Tillett Etheridge. He was a Mason and a member of Manteo Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Webb Etheridge; a daughter, Mrs. Matilda Inge Of Manteo, and 2 grandchildren. The body was taken To Twiford Funeral Home in Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 20, 1964)

MANTEO - Robert Bruce Etheridge, 86, died Monday night in Albemarle Hospital following a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Dare County, son of the late Van Buren and Matilda Tillett Etheridge and a member of Manteo Baptist Church, Junior Order, Masonic Lodge #521 AF & AM and Treasurer of the Lodge for 12 years, Woodmen of America and Red Men. He graduated From Trinity College, now Duke University, and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was cashier of the Manteo Bank 26 years, in the general insurance business, Clerk of Superior Court of Dare County, Superintendent of Dare Schools at one time, a past Post Master of Manteo, served on the State Democrat Executive Committee, State Senator in 1907, served as representative in the General Assembly eight different times, was Director of Conservation and Development from 1933 to 1949, member of New York World Fair Commission, Chairman Ex-Officio of Cape Hatteras National Seashore Commission and a director of the National Historical Association of Roanoke Island. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Webb Etheridge ; one daughter, Mrs. Matilda Inge of Manteo; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at the graveside in Etheridge Cemetery near his home on Wednesday by the Rev. William S. Brown, pastor of Manteo Baptist Church. 
(Another page, same issue as above)

Roxanna Etheridge

BELOVED ROANOKE ISLAND WOMAN DIES - Mrs. Roxana Etheridge, 73, widow of the late Augustus H. Etheridge of Manteo, died at 7:15 Thursday night [Nov. 4, 1943] in a Norfolk hospital following an operation six weeks ago. The family was at her bedside at the time of her death. Mrs. Etheridge was born May 15, 1870 on Roanoke Island, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Skinner Etheridge. She married Augustus H. Etheridge, long prominent in Dare County affairs, and on January 15, 1938, they celebrated their Golden Wedding. Mr. Etheridge died March 20, 1940. Mrs. Etheridge, better known as "Miss Roxie", was one of the most beloved women on the North end of Roanoke Island and her passing will be mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. She was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church and almost until the time of her death took an active part in church and community affairs. Funeral services will be conducted at the graveside in the family cemetery Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Mrs. Etheridge is survived by one son, T.D. Etheridge of Manteo; two daughters: Miss Amanda Etheridge and Mrs. Lee Dough of Manteo; 6 grandchildren: Mrs. E.H. Atkinson, Miss Amanda Etheridge, Miss Annie Etheridge, Natalie Etheridge and Elizabeth Dough of Manteo, and Gus Etheridge of Nags Head; and one great-grandchild, Gus Etheridge, Jr. of Nags Head.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 5, 1943; pg. 1)

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ROXANNA ETHERIDGE - Funeral services for Mrs. Roxanna Etheridge, who died Thursday in a Norfolk hospital, were conducted Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at the graveside in the family plot near Manteo. Rev. G.A. Martin, pastor of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church of which Mrs. Etheridge was a member, officiated, and was assisted by Rev. M.W. Maness, pastor of the Manteo Methodist Church. Special music was rendered at the services. The floral offering was one of the largest ever seen on Roanoke Island, bearing testimony to the esteem in which Mrs. Etheridge was held. Pallbearers were Ensign Steve G. Basnight and Chief Paul Midgett of the Coast Guard, R.I. Leake, Melvin R. Daniels, John Wilson and Hugh Basnight.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 12, 1943; pg. 1)

Roxie Christine Etheridge

Manteo High School 1959

MANTEO - Roxie Christine Etheridge, 68, proud native of Roanoke Island, died peacefully at home on Tuesday March 5, 2013.  Roxie was a wonderful woman whose greatest goal in life was to help others, which she achieved daily.  She was a loved employee of Sam and Omie’s for many years.  Following her retirement she was a taxi driver until she was badly injured in an accident, no fault of her own.  Roxie is survived by “her family” Angie Travers and her two sons, Jesse Kramer and Ethan Kramer;  her brother, Augustus and his former wife Marilyn; her nephew, A.H. Etheridge, III, her niece Tina Etheridge Campbell, many cousins and friends, and a world full of children. She is also survived by her beloved bird “Baby.” Roxie was predeceased by her parents, Augustus H. and Carolyn Allen Etheridge.  A graveside service will be held at the Etheridge Family Cemetery on Etheridge Road in Manteo at 4pm on Friday, March 8th followed by a celebration of life at Poor Richards in Manteo at 5pm.  (Twiford Funeral Home)  [Photo submitted by Grace Gleason & Mary Hurst]

Roy Leland Etheridge

MANTEO - Roy Leland Etheridge, 81, a loving husband and caring Daddy, died Sunday, July 19, at an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Etheridge was born in Manteo and was a ferry captain for the NC Dept. of Transportation. He was a member of the VFW Post #10950. Mr. Etheridge was a veteran having served in the US Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Roy and Lydia Pearl Midgett Etheridge and was the husband of the late Margaret Price Etheridge. He is survived by one daughter, Lanie E. Vohs and husband Steve of Manteo; two sisters: Nora Drinkwater of Manteo and Peggy Harris of Augusta, Ga. A funeral service will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel on Wednesday, July 22, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Charles officiating. Burial will take place in the Roanoke Island Baptist Church Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 21, 1998; pg. 13A)

Vera Gray Etheridge
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 28, 1990; pg. 5A

Walter G. Etheridge

Lt. Commander Walter G. Etheridge, USCG retired, age 61, died Wednesday morning [Sept. 5, 1951] in the Marine Hospital, Norfolk, following an illness of several weeks.  His wife and other members of his family were with him when he died.  He was a resident of Roanoke Island.  He was the son of the late Patrick H. Etheridge and Anne Scarborough Etheridge of Dare County and his father before him was famous in the days of the Life Saving Service which was absorbed by the Coast Guard.  There re many stories of his bravery in time of shipwreck.  His son Walter, in turn, made a notable career in the service. Following a 4-year hitch in the Navy he joined the Coast Guard as a surfman in 1915 and retired in 1946.  He was made a warrant officer in 1922 for spectacular work at a shipwreck, along with four other officers in charge.  Of the five, two are now living, B.B. Ballance of Buxton and Will Barnett of Southport.  He was long in command of the division at Elizabeth City and during the war commanded a large unit at Galveston, Texas.  A man of great popularity, he had a host of friends throughout the country.  He is survived by his wife, the former Syble Dowe; by one son, Lt. Com. Ralph Etheridge, USCG of Elizabeth City; three daughters: Mrs. Ralph Davis, Mrs. W.M. Jolliff of Manteo, and Mrs. Luther Daniels of Baltimore; four sisters: Mrs. Josephine Etheridge, Mrs. Leo Midgett and Mrs. T.D. Etheridge of Manteo, and Mrs. Moody Chappel of Tyner.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo and interment will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be selected from former members of the crew of Nags Head Coast Guard Station which he commanded for many years.  Wanchese Lodge #521 AF&AM will conduct rites at the grave.  Rev. Gilbert Mister, a Roanoke Islander and former neighbor, will conduct the services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 7, 1951; pg. 1)

Funeral services for Lt. Comm. Walter G. Etheridge, USCG, retired, were conducted Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, in the chapel of Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. Gilbert Mister officiating.  The sermon was most impressive and there was a profusion of flowers.  A quartet composed of Mrs. Grace Mann, Mrs. Beatrice Brickhouse, Johnny Long, and Lawrence Swain, sang "The Old Rugged Cross".  Mrs. Rennie Williamson accompanied on the piano.  The casket was covered with a pall of red roses and fern.  Honorary pallbearers were Ellsworth Midgett, Claud Jones, Ned Etheridge and Ellis Midgett.  Active pallbearers were member of the Masonic Lodge, Paul Midgett, Norman Etheridge, Steve Basnight, Belton Burrus, Arthur Harris and Harold Midgett.  Masonic rites were conducted at the grave in the Manteo Cemetery.  Frank Cahoon, Master of the Wanchese Lodge AF&AM conducted the service.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 14, 1951; pg. 8)

Willie Roswell Etheridge, Jr.

Willie Roswell “Captain Will” Etheridge, Jr., 85, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at his residence. He was born in Wanchese, NC to the late Willie Roswell Etheridge, Sr. and the late Mamie Perry Etheridge and was the widower of Mary Elizabeth “Miss Betty” McDonnell Etheridge. Mr. Etheridge was a commercial fisherman as well as the owner/president of Willie R. Etheridge Seafood Company. He was a patron of many charitable organizations, a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard having served during World War II including the Invasion of Normandy, and was unwavering in his pursuit to have Oregon Inlet permanently stabilized. Mr. Etheridge is survived by three daughters, Irene Etheridge Kampanis and Susan Etheridge both of Wanchese, NC and Bonnie Etheridge Arndt of Lakeland, FL; one son, Willie R. Etheridge, III of Wanchese, NC; one sister, Maude Etheridge Daniels of Wanchese, NC and her fifteen children; and nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. He is also survived by a niece, Rosalie Payne of Currituck, NC; and nephews, Frank and Mark Vrablic both of Wanchese, NC, and Luke Short of Maryland and their children. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, July 21, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bill Cottingham, the Rev. David Daniels, and the Rev. Dr. David Dalton. Burial will be at Cudworth Cemetery followed by a reception at the Whole Ministries Center on E.R. Daniels Road. The family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the funeral home and at other times at the residence, 3892 Mill Landing Road, Wanchese, NC. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 239, Wanchese, NC 27981, or to Wanchese Assembly of God, P.O. Box 201, Wanchese, NC 27981, or to Dare Home, Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements. (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Thursday, July 20, 2006)

Zenovah (Etheridge) Etheridge

Mrs. Zenovah H. Etheridge, 83, died Saturday [Oct. 2, 1972] in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Avon, she was a member of Manteo Baptist Church and Manteo Rebecca Lodge #52. She was active in civic affairs and a member of the Southern Albemarle Association. She was the widow of Thomas D. Etheridge and a daughter of the late Patrick H. and Ester A. Scarborough Etheridge. Survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Roxie E. Atkinson of Manteo, Miss Natalie W. Etheridge of Norfolk, Miss Annie Laurie Etheridge of Lake Waccamaw, and Mrs. Amanda E. Salet of Manteo; a son, Augustus H. Etheridge of Manteo; a sister, Mrs. Elma E. Midgette of Manteo; 5 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Manteo Baptist Church by the Rev. James Davenport. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Manteo. The body was sent from Twiford Funeral Chapel in Norfolk to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Clarence L. Eubank

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Clarence L. “Duke” Eubank, 82, died Sunday, January 4, 2009 at his home, after a brief illness. He was veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII and the Korean War. He retired from the Norfolk and Western Railroad in 1973, then operated Dare Coast Plumbing Company from 1973 until 1994. He was a 50 year member of Norview Masonic Lodge # 113, past Assistant Fire Chief with the Kill Devil Hills Volunteer Fire Department and a past director of the NC Beach Buggy Association.   Mr. Eubank is survived by his wife of 63 years, Virginia Morelen Eubank of the residence; two sons, Michael and Kevin, both of Kill Devil Hills; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and a brother, Stephen Eubank of Norfolk, VA.  A memorial service will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 2:00 pm.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 6, 2009; pg. 6A)

Melba Oden Eure

PORTSMOUTH - Mrs. Melba O. Eure, 55, the wife of Stephen E. Eure and a native of Hatteras, died Monday [August 1978] in a hospital. She was retired from the Chesapeake public school system. She was a member of Churchland Baptist Church and Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Other survivors include two daughters: Alice E. Gaskins of Portsmouth and Mrs. Sallie E. Beatty of Raleigh, N.C.; two sisters: Mrs. Selma Hershman of Columbus, Mississippi and Mrs. Louise Graham of Asheville, N.C.; and two brothers: Donald S, Oden and Carolos D. Oden of Hatteras. The body as taken to Sturtevant Funeral Home. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Churchland Baptist Church by Dr. John L. Moran. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Albert Evans

Albert Evans, 62, was found dead Thursday morning [Feb. 6, 1964] aboard the "Mar-Sue, the Second" of Virginia Beach, owned by J. Baydush of Norfolk, Va. and anchored at Bonner's Marina in Shallowbag Bay in Manteo. Mr. Evans, who was caretaker for the boat, was found dead by Max Mann and Lee Mann. Mrs. Donis White, deputy sheriff, unable to locate the county coroner, summoned Dr. W.W. Harvey, Jr., who as acting coroner, pronounced Mr. Evans dead, apparently of a stroke. He was thought to have been dead for about one hour. Mr. Evans who had lived in Manteo since the death of his wife, Mrs. Fannie Long Evans, some years ago, was the son of the late James Albert and Mabel Spencer Evans of Manteo. He is survived by one son, Robert Evans of Salisbury; two brothers: Ivey H. Evans of Manteo and John Watson Evans of Kitty Hawk; one sister, Mrs. J.M. Vannote of Manteo. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time Thursday.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 7, 1964)

Bonnie Gard Evans

ELIZABETH CITY - Bonnie Gard Evans, 73, died September 16 at Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Evans, a native of Dare County, was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Victoria Twiford Gard and the widow of Charles Roy Evans, Sr. Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Evans Johnson of Elizabeth City; one brother, George Oliver Gard of Elizabeth City; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sept. 18 at Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City with the Rev. Milton Mann and the Rev. David Mochring officiating. Burial is to follow in New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 18, 1994)

Bright Montague Evans

MANTEO - Bright Montague Evans, 95, of Virginia Dare Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 24 in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Evans was a native of Wanchese, daughter of the late McCallister and Lucetta Daniels Montague and the widow Of Ivey H. Evans. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Manteo Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Evans is survived by a daughter, Hilda D. Seymour of Camden; a son, Ivey M. Evans of Manteo; a sister, Ray Davis of Wanchese; four grandchildren, David Seymour of Camden, Joe Seymour of Kill Devil Hills, Annette Hooper of Elizabeth City and George Evans of Manteo; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A funeral service will be Friday in the Manteo Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Don Denham officiating. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 25, 1996)

Burwell A. Evans

MANTEO - Burwell A. Evans completed his life on May 9, 2005. It was a life complete in every sense. Blessed with remarkable energy, he was supported by the loving help of Ina, his wife of 57 years, happily surrounded by his children who settled nearby and rewarded by the success of family business he took pride in building into a thriving enterprise with his family members. Burwell Atkinson Evans is survived by his wife, Ina Meekins Evans; three children, Martha Evans Pitts and husband Bill, Dawn Evans Enochs and husband Dave, Ray Evans and wife Pam; and six grandchildren, Angela Pitts, Adrian Pitts, Amelia Pitts, Kyle Enochs, Ryan Evans and Darren Evans. He is also survived by Eva Wright, his sister of St. Mary's, Ga.; and Harry Evans, his brother along with wife Sara; and a sister-in-law, Mary Meekins Beauchamp along with husband Richard of Norfolk. He loved his family and especially enjoyed his six grandchildren growing up nearby. He also loved the hardware business, his workshop, his hunting camp, Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and the Atlanta Braves, win or lose. Burwell was born Nov. 9, 1922, in Camden County, Ga. He was the son of William Evans and Martha Quarterman Evans. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He married in 1947 and he and his wife graduated from Louisburg College together. He attended N.C. State until the opportunity to purchase a small hardware store in Manteo arose in 1950. He liked to claim he found the hardware store more to his liking than studying the second law of thermodynamics. He was right. His little hardware store grew into six Ace Hardware stores in Dare, Currituck and Pasquotank counties with the shared hard work of his partners, Ray Evans, Bill Pitts and Dave Enochs whom he valued so much. Burwell continued to work in the business almost daily until his death. He particularly treasured the celebration given by his family and his employees on the occasion of his 80th birthday. He became a lifelong stalwart member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, serving as an usher and a member of the administrative board. He served for many years as a volunteer fireman for the community and he remained a quiet, simple friend to many in his community. He was a man honored for his integrity, a man whose word you could bank on. He built his life on a solid foundation and he built it true. A funeral for Burwell Atkinson Evans will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Thursday at 11 a.m. The family will receive visitors at Twiford's Funeral Home Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 10, 2005; pg. 6A)

Celia A. Evans

One of the most beloved women of her community passed away on Sunday when Mrs. Celia A. Evans, wife of A.V. Evans, died at her home in Manteo at 2:30 p.m.  Mrs. Evans was a native of Chowan County, but had spent most of her life in Manteo, rearing a number of upstanding children and serving her community loyally in every phase of its civic and religious life.  Her surviving children are John C. Evans, Chas. R. Evans and Miss Bonneybelle Evans of Manteo, and Harry W. Evans of Washington, D.C.  Burial took place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - August 8, 1924; pg. 3)

Daphne Midgette Evans

CHESAPEAKE - Daphne Midgette Evans, 72, retired owner of Daphne's Day Care, died Feb. 26, 1990 in a nursing home. Mrs. Evans, a native of Buxton, N.C., was the widow of Alton P. Evans, Sr. She was a member of Unity Church of Tidewater in Chesapeake. Survivors include a daughter, Lillian E. Belter of Norfolk; six sons: Alton "Aggie" Evans, Jr. of Tennessee, John M. Evans of Norfolk, Dean R. Evans of Virginia Beach, Don E. Evans of Chesapeake, Nacy A. "Tony" Evans of Suffolk and Timothy R. Evans of Oklahoma; a brother, Rodney O. Midgette; 18 grandchildren a d 4 great-grandchildren. The graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, by the Rev. Joyce Kramer. Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk, is handling arrangements.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Dennis Ethelbert Evans

Dennis Ethelbert Evans, 74, retired merchant, died in Albemarle Hospital Wednesday [April 8, 1964] after a lingering illness. He was a lifelong resident of Manteo, a son of the late R.C. and Mrs. Delia Evans, and the husband of Mrs. Mary Langston Evans. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, American Legion, a veteran of WW I, and a former member of the Manteo Rotary Club. Besides his widow, he is survived by 2 sisters: Mrs. Mabel Evans Jones and Mrs. Edna Evans Bell of Manteo; a brother, Alton Evans of New Orleans. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon In Mount Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman S. Winberry. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper - Friday, April 10, 1964)

Edna McCloud Evans

BUXTON - Edna McCloud Evans, 90, died Friday, June 7, at a Nags Head nursing facility. Mrs. Evans was born in Valdosta, Ga. and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Valdosta United Methodist Church. Mrs. Evans was the daughter of the late Carl McCloud and Mary Elizabeth Harris and the wife of Thomas J. Evans of Buxton. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Hazel Garrigus of Eufaula, Ala.; two step-daughters: Edith Oden of Hatteras and Gloria Grooms of Brooklet, Ga.; two step-sons: Harold Evans of Brooklet, Ga. and Merle Evans of Chesapeake, Va.; one grandson, Robert Harrell of Bonita, Fla. A memorial service was held June 10 at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton with the Rev. Shawn Mizelle and the Rev. Don Brown officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 11, 1996)

Fannie Ted Long Evans

Mrs. Fannie Ted Long Evans, 55, wife of Albert Evans and a former resident of Manteo, died in Lexington, N.C. at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, December 23.  Funeral was at the old home, Tyro Baptist Church, Davidson County, at 3 p.m. Monday.  She was formerly a teacher in the Manteo High School and had lived in Newport News several years before returning to Lexington.  Numerous floral offerings a well as card sent during her illness of several months, attested the esteem of Manteo people.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Robert Long Evans; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Long of Lexington; three brothers: Ray, Lashner and Fair Long, and a sister, Mrs. R.C. Hoskins, all of Davidson County.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 28, 1951; pg. 1)

John Coles Evans

John Coles Evans, 56, of Manteo, died suddenly Sunday morning [Jan. 30, 1944] in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City where he had been taken the day before for treatment. Mr. Evans had been in poor health for several years but had worked as a civilian guard at the Manteo Naval Air Station until the day before his death. Mr. Evans, a native and prominent citizen of Manteo, was the son of the late Asa V. and Celia Evans. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Mann Evans; two daughters: Miss Ruth Evans and Mrs. Hugh Basnight of Manteo; one granddaughter, Nancy Coles Basnight of Manteo; two brothers: Charles R. Evans of Manteo and Henry W. Evans of Washington, DC; and one sister, Miss Bonnybel Evans of Manteo. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 at Mount Olivet Methodist Church by Rev. M.W. Maness, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. James W. Sneeden, pastor of the Wanchese Methodist Church. Burial was in the Manteo Cemetery. Active pallbearers were J.M. Vannote, H.A. Creef, Martin Kellog, Jr., Ivy Evans, A.B.L. Twiford and M.K. Fearing. Mr. Evans was a member of Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo of which his father was a charter member.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 4, 1944; pg. 1)

John W. Evans

After several years of declining health, John W. Evans, a former resident of Manteo, Dare County, died in Norfolk this week. Mr. Evans was 77 years old and was a brother of R.C. Evans, J.A. Evans and A.V. Evans, all merchants of Manteo. The deceased had once operated the largest store in the county, and had been in charge of several county offices at different periods of his life. He was well known thruout Eastern North Carolina. One son and three daughters survive him. The body will be buried at Manteo.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, March 2, 1923; pg. 6)

Joseph Kain Evans, Jr.

COLINGTON - Joseph Kain Evans, Jr., 57, of Colington, died Friday, July 10, at his residence. Mr. Evans was born in Mount Holly, N.J. and was a cab driver. He was known as a “wonderful and very generous person”.   He was the son of the late Joseph Kain Evans, Sr. and the late Helen Grover Evans.   Surviving are two daughters: Shelia E. Sharp of Marlinton, W. Va. and Salania Evans of Abilene, TX; three sisters, Judy Baker of New Jersey, Devona Willitts and Lois Evans both of Florida; three brothers Wallace Evans of Indiana, Stanley Evans of Vermont and Eddie Evans of New Jersey ; one grandchild, Michaela Everette; and his dear friend Bonnie Wall.   No services are planned at this time.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 14, 2009; pg. 6A)

Marvin O. Evans

Marvin O. Evans, 48, formerly in the undertaking business in Manteo, and one of the most popular citizens of the community, died presumably of a heart attack sometime Friday night [April 2, 1952] while walking on the wharf behind Tarkington's store, and his body was recovered from Manteo Bay Wednesday where it was discovered by his brother, Ivey, who was looking for him. His absence was not readily noted as he lived a bachelor life and kept much to himself. He was the son of the late James A. and Mabel Spencer Evans and was a lifelong resident of Manteo. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at Manteo Methodist Church and burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. The body was prepared at the Lynch Funeral Home in Elizabeth City with which he had been once associated while in the undertaking business. He is survived by three brothers: Albert Evans of Lexington, John and Ivey Evans of Manteo; and a sister, Mrs. James M. Vannote of Manteo; and several nephews and nieces.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 18, 1952; pg. 1)

Mary Langston Evans

Mary Langston Evans, who lived in Raleigh and Manteo and was the only woman superintendent in the North Carolina public school from 1951 to 1966, died July 16.  She was 85.  Mrs. Evans graduated from Duke University and taught school in Greenville, Goldsboro and Dare County.  She was field secretary of the Classroom Teachers of North Carolina Education Association.  She served as Dare supervisor of instruction from 1949 to 1951; state coordinator of the regional curriculum project; director of the comprehensive school improvement project; and as state coordinator of state experimentation in educational development.  She retired from the State Department of Public Instruction after 41 years of service in public education.  She was the widow of Dennis E. Evans and the daughter of the late Col. and Mrs. John D. Langston of Goldsboro.  Surviving are two sisters: Dorothy Langston and Mrs. William Craven, both of Raleigh; and many nieces and nephews.  A memorial service was held at Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh on Thursday, July 18 and a funeral service was held in Manteo on Saturday, July 20, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, July 25, 1996; pg. 9B)

Maxine Tillett Evans

Maxine Tillett Evans, 87, widow of John W. Evans, died at her Kitty Hawk residence on Sunday, February 9. Mrs. Evans was born in Kitty Hawk Village, the daughter of the late William Lewis Tillett and Helen Stetson Tillett. After attending San Diego State University in California for secretarial training, she worked at the Dept. of Social Services in Manteo and later retired from the Park Service in Dare County. She was a life-long member of the Manteo Chapter of the Eastern Star #79 and a dedicated member of the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church serving as a Sunday School superintendent, church steward and trustee, as well as many other leadership roles throughout the years. Survivors include one daughter, Lynn Midgett and son-in-law Steve Midgett; one sister-in-law, Oma Pearl Tillett; and 7 nieces: Jackie Midgett & husband Hatton, Tanya Dawn Crow & husband Trenton, Genes Faye Beasley & husband Ralph, Willene Simpson & husband Jerry, Iris Silverthorne, and Jean Beacham & husband Port; one nephew, Bruce Best. She is also survived by an "extended" family of beloved caregivers who made it possible for her to stay at home during her long illness over the years: Bonnie Baskowski, Charlene Dial, Annie Melson, Donnie Johnson, Kitty Roche, Pat Janss, Renee Midgett, JoAnn Finney, Gail Lawrenson, the Dare Home Health staff and Dr; Delana Phillips with Care-A-Van home visits. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Stone. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003; pg. 6A)

Neva Mae Barnett Evans

BUXTON, N.C. - Mrs. Neva Mae Barnett Evans, 74, the wife of Thomas J. Evans and a native of Avon, died Tuesday [August 7, 1979] in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk. She was a member of Buxton Assembly of God Church. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edith Stow of Hatteras; two sons: Merle Evans of Chesapeake and Harold Evan of Chicago; four sisters: Mrs. Edna B. Barnett, Mrs. Arvilla B. Barnett, Mrs. Alma B. Barnett, and Mrs. Nina B. Hale, all of Buxton; a brother, Floyd Barnett of California; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Buxton Assembly of God Church by the Revs. David Raynor and James Stemple.  Burial will be in the Jennette Cemetery in Buxton with Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras in charge.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Sarah Louise Knight Evans

Sarah Louise Knight Evans, Born November 15, 1925 in Manteo, Roanoke Island, North Carolina to William Romulus and Leah Meekins Knight. Passed away on Good Friday,April 6, 2012 at DCH Tuscaloosa with her only son, Grady L. Evans, his wife Kimberly and her pastor Bro. David Wilson at her side.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard L. Evans of Fayette, AL, her parents, her brothers, Luther Willard Knight of Florida, Charles Meekins Knight of Stumpy Point, NC and sisters, Margaret Knight and Ruth Rae Knight Flowers-Martin of Manteo, NC. And several nieces, nephews and cousins of NC, as well as a step-grandson Jon D. Earley of Jasper, AL.  She is survived by an only son, Grady L. Evans, his wife Kimberly Waites Evans of Fayette, AL, three step-grandchildren Timothy Gallups, Courtney Gallups and Jeremy Gallups and one step-great-grandson, Rylan A. Anderson.  She grew up on Roanoke Island, NC and spent a few years in "The Lost Colony" outdoor drama in Manteo, NC.  She moved to Portsmouth, VA and worked for S.S. Kresge Department Stores, F.W. Woolworth Department Stores and Roses Department Stores. While there she met her husband of 43 years, till his death in 1996. After he retired from the Norfolk Navel Shipyard in 1971 they moved to Fayette, AL, his hometown, to live out their years and raise their only child.   She was laid to rest beside her husband, Leonard L. Evans at Fayette Memorial Gardens in Fayette, AL on Easter Sunday April 8, 2012.  [Kindly submitted by Grady L. Evans, son of the deceased]  [see a photo of her gravestone on Find-A-Grave]

Thomas Jefferson Evans

BUXTON - Thomas Jefferson Evans, 94, of Hatteras Island, died March 24 In Virginia Beach General Hospital. He was born September 12, 1902 in Berlin, Md., the son of the late Cornelius and Elmyra Richardson Evans. He was the husband of the late Neva Barnette Evans, beloved mother of his children, and Edna C. Evans. He was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and a veteran of WWII. He was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God. Mr. Evans is survived by two daughters: Edith Stowe Oden of Hatteras and Gloria Grooms of Brooklet, Ga.; two sons: Harold Evans of Brooklet and Merle Evans of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters: Hattie Moorehouse and Mary McDonald, both of Moorestown, N.J.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted in the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, Thursday, March 27 with the Rev. Shawn Mizelle officiating. Burial will follow in Jennette Family Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home In Chesapeake is handling all arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 25, 1997)

Carthenia Creef Everton

Funeral services for Mrs. Carthenia Creef Everton, 94, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Claud Jones at Gum Neck last week [Aug.t 10, 1944], were conducted at the Cedar Grove Methodist Church Friday afternoon by her pastor, the Rev. Preston E. Cayton of Edenton. Mrs. Everton was a native of Dare County but had made her home in Tyrrell County since 1871. She was the daughter of the late Angelico and Benjamin Creef of Dare County and widow of the late Joseph D. Everton. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Claud Jones of Gum Neck; and four sons: J.J. Everton of Gum Neck, C.E. Everton of Hickory, Va., G.W. Everton of Gum Neck and S.T. Everton of Norfolk, Va.; 28 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 18, 1944; pg. 1)

Myrtle Creef Everton

Myrtle Creef Everton, 95, of Rebellion Point Road, Weeksville Community, Elizabeth City, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006. Mrs. Everton was born Sept. 17, 1910, in Dare County and was the daughter of Willie Hinton Creef and Sarah Duval Creef. She was a member of Newbegun United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Josephus Everton, in November 1985; and her son, Donald L. Everton, in December 2002. Survivors include her son, Will Mallory Everton and wife, Sandra, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and daughter-in-law, Pat Everton of Chesapeake, Va.; her grandchildren, Tamara Everton, Joe Everton and wife, Angela, Don Everton and wife, Cheryl, Roger Everton and wife, Sharon, Lee Ann Dail and husband, Wayne, and Dean Everton; and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Twiford's Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City. A funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Para Drake officiating. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Newbegun United Methodist Church, 2119 Nixonton Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford's Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is assisting the Everton family with arrangements.  (The Dailey Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, February 17, 2006)

Joseph Fagley

Joseph Fagley, 75, of Shipyard Road, Manns Harbor, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at his residence. Born in Harris, PA, he  was the son of the late Joseph Francis Fagley and Minerva Jane Tolson Fagley. He was a marine electronics engineer, a member of  Manteo First Assembly of God, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  Mr. Fagley is survived by his wife, Sucellia Hassell Fagley; four daughters, Kimberly Kaye Fagley of Greenville, NC,  Martha Jo Fagley and Charlena Brennett Fagley both of Manns Harbor, and Shannon Massie Ferguson of Belton, TX; two sons, Joseph Randolph Fagley of Hatteras and Frederick A. Massie of Manns Harbor; one sister, Ruby Cresson; three brothers, Waverly Allen Fagley, and Larry and Larris Tolson; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Allison Anne Fagley and a brother, Curtis Tolson.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM at Manteo First Assembly of God by Pastor Steve Smith and Pastor Ron Denham. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be in East Lake United Methodist Church Cemetery on Wednesday at 10:00 AM.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Bonnie Gray Farkas

Bonnie Jean Farkas (nee Gray) 68, passed away at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head on Thursday, May 17, 2012 with her family by her side.  She was the daughter of the late Mack Thompson Gray and the late Lucy Mae Gray and is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Alan Farkas of Buxton.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother, Donald M. Gray.  Bonnie was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton, NC where she served for many years as Christ Ambassadors youth group leader, Sunday school teacher, Women’s Missionaries Secretary/Treasurer, and was instrumental in then making beautiful chocolate covered easter eggs.  She also had a love for craft work making dolls, clothing, Christmas ornaments and tree skirts.  Her works where admired and loved by many locals and tourists alike.  In addition to her husband, Alan, she is survived by her daughter, Irma Vale Hostetter and husband Michael, her son Alan Matthew Farkas and fiancé Natasha Raquel Tolson, and her sister Janet Gaskins and husband Eldon, all of Buxton.  Also left to cherish her memory are her two grandchildren, Daryl Montra Hostetter, Sierra Vale Hostetter, and her great-grandson, Christopher Michael Bruner and Montra’s fiancée Christopher Paul Bruner.  The Funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Lighthouse Assembly of God in Buxton with Elmo “Popeye” Daniels officiating.   Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6 – 8:00, also at the Church.  At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Janet Gaskins, 48527 Highway 12, Buxton, NC 27920 and Alan’s home at 48518 Hwy 12, Buxton.  Following the funeral service, in accordance with her wishes, Ms. Farkas will be cremated.  Twiford Funeral Home, Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Eileen Willis Farkas

BUXTON, N.C. - Mrs. Eileen Willis Farkas, 29, died Monday [Nov. 17, 1975] in Ocracoke. A native of Long Beach, Long Island, N.Y., she lived her most of her life. Survivors include two sisters: Mrs. Shirley Pattison of Meterie, La. and Mrs. Katrene W. Johnson of East Detroit, Michigan; and two brothers: Otis Willis of Greenbelt, Md. and Wayne Willis of East Detroit. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Assembly of God Church with burial in the family cemetery in Buxton. The body will be taken from Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras to the church at noon today.  (unknown newspaper and date)

infant son Farkas
The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 2, 1976; pg. 10A

Becky Wright Farrow

BUXTON - Becky Wright Farrow of Buxton, N.C. passed away July 5, 2012.  Becky left us too soon and has peacefully joined her parents, Jack L. and Edna Moore Wright in a better place. She was also preceded in death by former husband and father of Dylan, Buddy Farrow.  She is defined above all else as a loving, nurturing Mom to one Awesome son, Dylan Everette Farrow.  Becky also leaves behind her devoted sister, Janis LeDoyen of Concord, N.C., and her brother, Jack K. Wright (Susan), Jack Jr., and Erika; as well as many cousins, aunts and uncle. She shared a special love with cousins Theresa Anderson (Tony) and Dalton Williford (Carroll). She is Best Friend, Confidant and "partner in crime" to Allie G. Thorpe (John), her best friend for over 40 years.  She will be truly missed by her many friends and extended families from Virginia to Florida plus.  She is retired from Dare County School System, and greeted with an enthusiastic "Hi Miss Becky" by her adoring elementary school students everywhere she went.  The family extends their un-repayable gratitude and thanks to her special friend and case manager, Amerly Dyer with County of Dare Social Services.  A Memorial Celebration of Becky's life will be held July 7, at 3 p.m. in the home of Dalton and Carroll Williford - 4028 Woodland Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23321.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, July 7, 2012)

Belinda Stowe Farrow

HATTERAS - Belinda “Lindy” Farrow, 93, originally of 57144 Kohler Rd., Hatteras, passed away peacefully at Britthaven Nursing Home, Nags Head, on Thursday, March 19, in the company of her family. She was a lifelong member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Hatteras Island Chapter # 303. She enjoyed fishing and her family.  She was the daughter of the late Freeman and Lucy Stowe. She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde Farrow, her brother Freeman Stowe, and sisters, Manerva Tolson and Lucy Stowe. She leaves behind a sister, Kathleen Styron; three daughters, Alona Carter, Dee Woolard, Carol Sue and husband, Mark McCracken; six grandchildren, Seth Carter, Gail and husband, Jack Spence, Wendy and husband, Billy Sawyer, Gene Woolard, George and wife, Michelle Farrow, Markie McCracken and partner, Sylvia Mattingly; eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, a host of family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 11:00 am with Rev. Cory Oliver and Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park, Elizabeth City, at 3:00 pm. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 22, 2009; pg. 10A)

Charles Clifford Farrow

AVON - Charles Clifford Farrow, 57, of Avon, NC died Wednesday, November 10, 2004 in an Avon, NC medical facility. Mr. Farrow, born in Manteo, NC, was a commercial fisherman and formerly worked for the NC Dept. of Transportation, Ferry Division, and was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Ervin M. Farrow, Sr. and the late Mabel Osborne Farrow Meekins.  Mr. Farrow is survived by a sister, Mary Jane Scarborough and two brothers, Ervin M. Farrow, Jr. and Leroy T. Farrow, all of Avon, NC, and ten nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at St. Johns United Methodist Church, Avon, NC on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Herbert Hemingway and Collins Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery in Avon. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 11, 2004; pg. 12A)

Connie Reid Farrow

BUXTON - Connie Reid Farrow, 88, of Buxton, died Friday, Jan. 20 in Pensacola, Fla. A native of Frisco, he was the son of the late George and Angeline Reid Farrow and the widower of the late Esther Quidley Farrow. Mr. Farrow retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1946, after 20 years of service and in later years was a self-employed carpenter. He was a veteran of WWII and was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God. Mr. Farrow is survived by one daughter, Alta L. Pugh of Pensacola, Fla.; one son, Larry Farrow, Sr. of Frisco; one sister, Blanche Midgett of Virginia; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Lighthouse Assembly of God on Tuesday, Jan. 24 by the Rev. Elmo Daniels. Burial will follow in the Farrow Family Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 22, 1995)

Edward Farrow

Edward “Buddy” Farrow, 51, of Buxton died Sunday, August 15, 2010 in Norfolk, VA. Born in Portsmouth, VA he was the son of Rose Anne Cullipher DuRose of Haines City, FL and the late Perly L. Farrow, Jr.  In addition to his mother, Buddy is survived by a son, Dylan Farrow of Buxton; two sisters, Patricia Leigh Wolfe of New Bern, NC and Theresa Lynn Kemmerlin of Clarksville, TN; and a brother, Donald Ray Farrow of Haines City, FL.  No services are planned at this time.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

Eldon Hayes Farrow, Jr.

ELIZABETH CITY - Eldon Hayes Farrow, Jr., 52, died Thursday, March 16 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Buxton, he was the son of Geraldine Farrow of Hatteras and the late Eldon Hayes Farrow, Sr. Besides his mother, Mr. Farrow is survived by a brother, Dale Farrow of Buxton' a longtime friend, Patricia Dail of Elizabeth City; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Porter. A memorial service to be announced at a later date will be held at Avon Worship Center. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 21, 2006; pg. 12A)

Eldon Hayes Farrow, Sr.

HATTERAS - Eldon Hayes Farrow, Sr., 64, died Wednesday, September 30, at his residence. Mr. Farrow, born in Buxton, was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and was a commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and was the son of the late Hayes and Frances Farrow and the husband of Geraldine Fulcher Farrow of the home. Besides his wife, Mr. Farrow is survived by one daughter, Rose Porter of Baltimore, Md.; two sons: Eldon Farrow, Jr. of Elizabeth City and Dale Farrow of Buxton; one sister, Marybelle Clark of Manteo; one brother, Joseph Farrow of Buxton; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Hatteras Assembly of God on Friday, October 2, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Don Brown and the Rev. Troy Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the Community Center at Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday & Sunday, October 1 & 4, 1998)

Ervin Miller Farrow

Sudden death came to Ervin Miller Farrow, 43, of Avon, died Saturday [July 4, 1959] at 2:10 p.m. when the car he was driving crashed into the rear end of a 1958 Chrysler Imperial driven by Percy W. Meekins of Washington, DC. Both cars were headed south. The collision was at Mirlo Beach near Rodanthe. Both cars are considered a total loss. Suffering serious injuries to her right hip was Mrs. Goldie H. Meekins, Dare County Welfare Superintendent who was riding in the back seat with her husband who suffered painful bruises and Percy Meekins was severely cut about the face. Riding in the Meekins car was Madison Scarborough, a hitchhiker from Avon, who had parted company with Mr. Farrow on the ferry at Oregon Inlet. The Meekins party were enroute to Rodanthe to visit relatives during the day. Farrow, who had been north of the Inlet on a mission, had started toward Avon with three companions who had left home on the boat and caught rides with others. The injured were taken by Coast Guard helicopter to Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Percy Meekins was allowed to return to Sea Foam Cottages at Nags Head, a family owned property. The couple had come down from Washington, DC where Mr. Meekins, an attorney, is administrative assistant to a Congressman. The dead man was the son of the late Rev. John Alfred Farrow and Mrs. Nancy Jane Miller Farrow. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mabel Osbourne Farrow; three sons: Ervin M. Jr., Charles Clifford and Leroy Nacey of the home; and a daughter, Mrs. Curtis Scarborough of Hatteras; a brother, John A. Farrow of Severn, Md.; three sisters: Mrs. Alice Meekins and Mrs. Mary Scarborough of Norfolk and Mrs. Annie Gray of Elizabeth City. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 10, 1959; pgs. 1 & 6)

Ervin Miller Farrow [Jr.]

Ervin Miller Farrow, 71 years of age, born November 11, 1941, passed away October 22, 2013, at his residence in Avon, NC. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Audrey O’Neal Farrow; 3 sons, Ervin Farrow Jr, Kermit Farrow, and Matthew Farrow, and wife Brittany, all of Avon NC; 1 daughter, Tabitha Farrow, of Kill Devil Hills, NC; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Leroy Farrow, and wife Barbara, and 1 sister, Mary Jane Scarborough, and husband Curtis, all of Avon, NC. He has many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by a grandson, Gabriel Farrow; his father Ervin Farrow; mother, Mable Meekins; stepfather Regenal Meekins, and a brother Charles Farrow. Mr. Farrow is retired from the U.S Coast Guard as a E-9 Master Chief were he traveled to the North Pole, South Pole and around the world. He was also a Deputy Sheriff of Dare County, co-owner of Farrow Brothers auto shop, retired as shift manager of the NC Ferry Division at Hatteras NC and was on the Board of Directors at Cape Hatteras Electric for many years. He was a beloved church leader and did great work at St. John’s U.M.C in Avon NC. He was loved and respected by all that knew him. He is now gone to be with his Lord and Savior. He would say to you today "Hope to see you soon partner". Funeral services will be held Friday, October 25, 2013, at 1:00 pm, at St. John United Methodist Church in Avon, NC. A visitation will be held Thursday, October 24, at the church, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Frances Ann Farrow

Frances Ann Farrow, 71, of Frisco died Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Carteret County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Guy Vann Avery and Rosa Ballance Austin and was the widow of Lester B. Farrow, Jr.  She was a retired secretary/co owner of Farrow Building and was a former member of the Frisco Assembly of God Church.  Mrs. Farrow is survived by two daughters, Connie Farrow of Frisco, NC and Elizabeth Fisher of Sneads Ferry, NC; a son, Lester B. Farrow, III of Frisco, NC; two sisters, Bonnie Haslam of Harkers Island, NC and Lilly O’Donnell of Alexandria, VA; four brothers, Travis Austin, Jr. of North River, NC, Rudolph Austin of Frisco, NC, George Austin of Buxton, NC, and Whealton Austin of Frisco, NC; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Heritage of Faith Family Church by the Rev. Roger Barnett. Burial will be at the Farrow Cemetery.   Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

Frances Ann Farrow

Mrs. Frances Ann Farrow, 63, of Frisco, died Saturday [March 13, 1971] in her home. A native of Frisco, she was a daughter of Joseph and Mrs. Lulu Isabell Lyons Farrow and the widow of Rutherford Hayes Farrow. She was a member of Frisco Assembly of God Church and was employed by Tower Circle Motel. She is survived by three sons: Joseph Farrow and Alvin Farrow of Buxton, and Eldon Farrow of Baltimore; two step-sons: Cecil Farrow of Houston and Gilbert Farrow of Conway; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Belle Clark of Wendell; a step-daughter, Mrs. Elma Fortier of Watertown, Mass; a brother, Lester B. Farrow of Bristow; two sisters: Mrs. Martha D. Willis and Mrs. Myra Twiddy of Wendell; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Monday at 2 p.m. in Frisco Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the family cemetery in Frisco.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Gabriel Thomas Farrow

AVON - Gabriel Thomas Farrow, delivered at 11:32 p.m. on September 11, died September 12 at a Norfolk, Va. hospital. He was the son of Kermit Ross and Angie Petito Farrow. Besides his parents he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Ervin and Audry Farrow of Avon; maternal grandparents, Fred and Elaine Petito of Alexandria, Va.; two brothers: Kermit Ross Farrow, Jr. and Brandon Matthew Farrow of Avon; also by Mr. & Mrs. Ervin Farrow, III, Matthew Farrow, Mr. & Mrs. Kerry Hooper, Marry Petito, Kathy Petito, and Fred Petito. There will be a private family service. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 13, 2001; pg. 10A)

John Harold Farrow

FRISCO - John Harold Farrow, 54, of Frisco, NC died Tuesday, September 5, 2006 in Ocracoke, NC. Mr. Farrow was born in Buxton, NC and was a carpenter. He was the son of Salina Gaskins Farrow of Frisco and the late Lester B. Farrow. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lester "Buster" Farrow. Besides his mother, Mr. Farrow is survived by one son, James H. Snyder of Arkansas; five sisters, Mary Curles of Manteo, NC, Janett Foster, Jean F. Bunting, Carolyn Parker and Barbara Bunting, all of Frisco, NC; one brother, Joseph D. Farrow also of Frisco, NC; and one grandchild, Gary Dean Snyder of Arkansas. A graveside service will be held in the Farrow Family Cemetery, Frisco, on Friday, September 8, 2006 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 7, 2006; pg. 12A)

Joseph B. Farrow

Joseph B. Farrow, age 61, of 702 West Liberty St., died at his residence Monday, Aug. 25, 1952 after an illness of 10 years. A native of Frisco, N.C., he had been a resident of this area for 40 years and was a retired steamboat captain. He was the son of Mrs. Clark Lewark and the late David Farrow. He is survived, in addition to his mother, by one brother, William H. Farrow of Broadmoor; one sister, Mrs. Frances Dickinson of South Norfolk; two half-brothers: John Lewark of Ayden, N.C. and Ernest Lewark of Broadmoor. Funeral services will be conducted at the Sykes Funeral Home on Wednesday, Aug,. 27. Burial will be in the Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, August 26, 1952)

Joseph Gerald Farrow, Sr.

BUXTON -- Joseph Gerald Farrow, Sr., 70, died at home Friday, May 9. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 15 at 2 p.m. in Cape Hatteras Baptist Church by the Rev. John. C. Cullup. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 13, 2003; pg. 8A)

Joseph Vernon Farrow

MANTEO - Joseph Vernon "Vernie" Farrow, 51, of Manteo, died Friday, May 12, at Chesapeake General Hospital.  Mr. Farrow was the husband of Bessie Mae Austin Farrow and the son of the late James Lamb and Magdaline Bowser.  Other survivors include three daughters: Rhonda Carver, Tay Farrow and Denise Morris, all of Manteo; a son, James V. Farrow of Manteo; three sisters: Lizzie Midgette of Manteo, Delores Cosby of Richmond, Va. and Alma Farrow of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Edward Ashby of Manteo; and eight grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at Haven Creek Baptist Church, Manteo, on Tuesday.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Walson Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 16, 1995; pg. 8A)

Larry Gray Farrow, Sr.

FRISCO - Larry Gray Farrow, Sr., 75, died on March 3 at his home. Mr. Farrow was born on November 14, 1930 in Buxton to the late Connie R. and Esther Q. Farrow. He was a retired tugboat chief engineer with Sonat Marine and had served his country in the U.S. Army. Mr. Farrow was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God. He is survived by his wife, Fern Ballance Farrow, and two sons: Larry G. Farrow, Jr. and David Farrow, both of Frisco; and one grandson, Shane A. Land of Buxton. A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Maestas & Bailey Funeral Home in Virginia Beach, Va. is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 7, 2006; pg. 10A)

Lester Burtrel Farrow, Sr.
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 18, 1979; pg. 16A

Lester Burtrel Farrow, Jr.

FRISCO - Lester Burtrel "Buster" Farrow, Jr., 56, of Frisco, died Wednesday, April 17, at his residence. A native of Frisco, he was the son of the late Lester Farrow, Sr. and Salina Gaskins Farrow of Frisco. He was the husband of Frances Ballance Farrow of the home. Mr. Farmer [Farrow] was a building contractor and carpenter and a member of the Frisco Assembly of God. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters: Connie Stokes and Elizabeth Stowe, both of Frisco; one son, Lester Farrow, III of Frisco; five sisters: Mary Curles of Manteo, Janet Foster, Jean Bunting, Carolyn Parks and Barbara Bunting, all of Frisco; two brothers: Dick Farrow of Frisco and Johnny Farrow of Wilmington; and eleven grandchildren. Funeral services were set for Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. at the Frisco Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Roger Barnett and the Rev. Don Brown to officiate and burial to follow in the Lester Farrow Cemetery, Frisco. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 21, 1996; pg. 2B)

Lula Lyons Farrow

Mrs. Lula Lyons Farrow, 82, died Saturday [May 19, 1962] at her home in Frisco after 5 months illness. She was a lifelong resident of Frisco, daughter of James H.B. and Martha Ann Lyons. She was the widow of Joseph D. Farrow. She belonged to the Assembly of God Church In Frisco. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Martha Willis, Mrs. Frances Farrow and Mrs. Myra Twiddy, all of Frisco; a son, Lester B. Farrow of Frisco; 28 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Monday in the Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.  (unknown newspaper - Friday, May 25, 1962)

Mary Ellen Midgett Farrow

BUXTON - Mary Ellen Farrow, 84, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Jan. 19 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Born in Salvo, she was the daughter of the late Graves, Sr. and Palmyra Payne Midgett and the widow of Perley Farrow, Sr. She was a member of an Assembly of God Church and a homemaker. Mrs. Farrow is survived by two daughters: Annette Farrow of Wilmington, and Minnie Williams of Buxton; three sons: Donnie Farrow and Everette Farrow both of Buxton and Norman Farrow of Fayetteville; Myra Twiddy of Creswell; four brothers: Graves Midgett, Jr. and Vance Midgett both of Elizabeth City, Oliver Midgett of Chesapeake, Va. and Melvin Midgett of Wilmington; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. A funeral service will be held Jan. 22 by the Rev. Berry Taylor at the Lighthouse Assembly of God in Buxton. Burial will follow in the Farrow Family Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 22, 1995)

Melvinia Rebecca Williams Farrow

BUXTON - Mrs. Melvinia Rebecca Williams Farrow, 79, died in Albemarle Hospital at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday [Sept. 17, 1963] after an illness of 5 weeks. She was a native and life-long resident of Buxton, daughter of the late Merchant and Mary Scarborough Williams. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Homes in Hatteras pending completion of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 19, 1963)

Murry Lee Farrow

FRISCO, N.C. - Murry Lee Farrow, 47, died Friday [Dec. 20, 1974] in McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond. He was the son of Mrs. Edith Willis Farrow Barnett, an equipment operator for the NC Highway Dept. and an Army veteran of the Korean War. In addition to his mother he is survived by a half-sister, Mrs. Zelma B. Brinson of Norfolk. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church by Mrs. Arvella Barnett. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Frisco, N.C. with military honors. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras, N.C. is in charge.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Nellie Midgett Farrow

WAVES - Nellie Midgett Farrow, 99, of Waves, NC, died on Monday, February 20, 2012 in a Nags Head nursing home.  Mrs. Farrow was a native of Waves and a homemaker.  She was the daughter of the late Zion S. and Lucretia Midgett, and was also preceded in death by five older brothers.  She was a member of the Fair Haven United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, a member of the democratic party, a long-time election judge, and an avid crossword puzzle worker.  Mrs. Farrow is survived by a daughter, Jackie F. Wenberg and husband, Ken of Waves; two grandchildren, Karen Wenberg and husband, Vince Murray of Frankfort, IL, and Kenyon Wenberg and wife, Carrie of St. Louis, MO; three great-grandchildren, Chloe Murray, Gavin  Murray and Eleanor Rose Wenberg; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building in Rodanthe on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11:00 am with Rev. Jim Bliss officiating.  Burial will be in the Waves Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Perley Lenwood Farrow, Jr.

IN BUXTON - Perley Lenwood Farrow, Jr., 44, died Wednesday [July 28, 1982]  in Galveston, Texas. Funeral services were held Monday in the Assembly of God Church in Buxton by the Rev. Carroll Daniels. Burial followed with military honors in a local cemetery with Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras in charge. Mr. Farrow was a native of Buxton and retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as Boatswain Mate, serving 24 years. He was the son of Mrs. Mary Ellen Midgett Farrow of Buxton and the late Perley L. Farrow, Sr. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose Cullipher Farrow of the home; two daughters: Mrs. Patricia Leigh Wolfe of Annapolis, Md. and Mrs. Teressa Kemmerlin of Fort Wainwright, Alaska; two sons: Edward Farrow of Portsmouth, Va. and Donald Farrow of the home; two sisters: Mrs. Minnie Farrow of Buxton and Mrs. Annette Nobles of Mebane, N.C.; three brothers: Everett Farrow of Manteo, Donnie Farrow and Norman Farrow, both of Buxton; and 4 grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - August 4, 1982; pg. 12)

Roger Reid Farrow, Sr.

BUXTON - Roger Reid Farrow, Sr., 67, died September 18, in Albemarle Hospital. He was a native of Buxton and a tugboat captain. He attended Buxton Assembly of God Church and had served in the U.S. Army. He was the son Of Connie Reid Farrow of Pensacola, Fla. and the late Esther Quidley Farrow. Mr. Farrow is survived by his wife, Rae Styron Farrow of the home; a daughter, Gail Packer of Buxton; a son, Roger Reid Farrow, Jr. of Somerset, Mass.; a sister, Alta Pugh of Pensacola, Fla.; a brother, Larry Farrow of Frisco; 6 grandchildren. Services will be conducted Sept. 21 in the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton. Burial will follow in the Farrow Family Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 20, 1994)

Salina Gaskins Farrow

FRISCO, NC - Salina Gaskins Farrow, 87, of Frisco, NC passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at her residence. Mrs. Farrow was born in Hatteras, NC to the late Loranzy and Mary Austin Gaskins. She was a homemaker and founding member of the Frisco Assembly of God.  Besides her parents, Mrs. Farrow was preceded in death by a step-mother, Lola Gaskins, her husband, Lester B. Farrow, two sons, Lester Farrow, Jr. and John Farrow, a sister, Zilphia Moscardini and three brothers, Herman Gaskins, Loranzy Gaskins and Paul Gaskins.  She is survived by five daughters, Mary F. Curles of Manteo, NC, Janette F. Foster and husband, Desmond of Manteo, Jean F. Bunting, Carolyn F. Parker and husband, David, Barbara F. Bunting and husband, Roy all of Frisco, NC; a son, Dick Farrow and wife, Margaret of Frisco, NC; a daughter-in-law, Frances Farrow of Frisco, NC; a sister, Irene Basnett of Frisco, NC; a brother, Lindsay Gaskins of Portsmouth, VA; twenty-three grandchildren, fifty-one great-grandchildren and fourteen great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Heritage of Faith Family Church, Frisco, NC on Friday, April 11, 2008 at 11:00 am with Rev. Dwight Burrus and Rev. David Stowe officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 10, 2008; pg. 12A)

 Thomas Browning Farrow

EAST LAKE - Our peaceful hamlet is shrouded in gloom as a result of the death of Uncle Joe Guard and his son-in-law, Tom Farrow, who were drowned in Alligator River December 15th. They left Tyrrell County in a small boat loaded with net stakes and the boat, by means unknown, was upset. Uncle Joe was near 70 years old and had been a sailor throughout his eventful life. He was a brother of Captain T.M. Guard of Elizabeth City.  (The Tar Heel (Elizabeth City) - Friday, January 3,1902; pg. 3)

MASHOES - The death by drowning of Uncles Joe Guard and Tom Farrow has brought universal sadness to these parts where both men were well known and highly esteemed.  (The Tar Heel (Elizabeth City) - Friday, January 3,1902; pg. 3)

DEAD MEN FOUND - East Lake, N.C. - On December the 16, 1901, Joe Gard and Thos. Tabb [should be Farrow], were capsized while navigating a small vessel in Alligator River. As a careful search and days of anxious waiting failed to disclose their whereabouts, it was supposed that they were drowned. This morning the bodies of the two men were found under a bank on the shores of the Alligator and in 100 yards of where the boat went down. The men had reached shore only to die from cold and exhaustion within a stones throw of friends. The bodies were badly decomposed, having been dead nearly four months.  (The Tar Heel (Elizabeth City) - Friday, April 11, 1902; pg. 1)

Viola Rae Styron Farrow

Viola Rae Styron Farrow, 77, of Buxton, died Friday, October 22, 2010, in a Norfolk, Va. hospital.  Mrs. Farrow was born in Hatteras and was a retired motel desk clerk with the Seagull Motel.  She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church and attended Lighthouse Assembly of God and was a loving mother.  She was the daughter of the late Junius and Lona Stowe Styron and the wife of the late Roger Reid Farrow, Sr.  Surviving are her daughter, Gail S. Packer and husband Billy of Buxton and her son, Roger Reid Farrow, Jr and wife Kelly of Somerset, Ma;  grandchildren, Eric Midgett of Waves, Alicia Packer and Lindsey Packer both of Buxton, Jessica Farrow of Somerset, Ma, step-grandchildren  Brooke Medeiros and John Medeiros both of Somerset, Ma and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Farrow is also survived by her only first cousin,  Aubrey Austin and wife June of Greenville, NC.  A celebration of life will be in Lighthouse Assembly of God on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. T. J. Rausch and Rev. David Stowe.  Burial will be in the family cemetery in Buxton.  Friends may join the family for a time of visitation at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Monday, from 6p.m. to 8 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel Hatteras,  NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Harris Farrow, Jr.

VIRGINIA BEACH - William Harris Farrow, Jr., 65, a retired mechanic and a native of Frisco, N.C. died Thursday [Oct. 7, 1978] in a hospital. He lived in this area most of his life. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Edith Farrow and a son of Mrs. Lovie Rollinson Farrow of Virginia Beach. He was an Army veteran of WWII and the Korean War. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Doris Knapp of Virginia Beach; two brothers: George Farrow of Virginia Beach and David Farrow of Pasadena, Maryland; and 4 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Princess Anne Memorial Park by the Rev. Charles Wood. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, has charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

[William] Wilson Farrow

Funeral services for Wilson Farrow who died Thursday night Nov. 29 in Avon at the home of his niece, Mrs. Dallas Miller, were conducted at the Methodist church Friday at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. P.M. Porter and assisted by Rev. L. Sigsbee Miller and Tommie Wilson.  Pallbearers were: S.M. Scarborough, Walter Smith, Blucher Scarborough, Luther Hooper and Branch Meekins.  Burial was in the family cemetery.  He is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Farrow was a brother of the late Sheriff L.D. Farrow of Dare County.  He was a lifelong resident of Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday. December 7, 1951; pg. 1)

[Daniel] Bradford Fearing

FLOWERS, PRAISE, FRIENDS, PREVAIL FEARING FUNERAL - The highest praise was uttered for Bradford Fearing's life and work by friends at his funeral services Thursday afternoon at the Manteo Methodist Church, whose pews were packed to the doors, and whose walls were banked with a profusion of flowers.  More than 50 men of the Coastal Air Patrol stood at attention and paid a solemn tribute to their friend.  Hundreds of telegrams of sympathy came to the family.  In flowers and attendance, the rites compared with those given the late Capt. John Allen Midgett.  Prominent people from Elizabeth City and other towns came to the funeral, as well as many from other parts of Dare County.  Rev. M.W. Maness, pastor of the church, was assisted by Rev. J.W. Sneeden of Wanchese and Rev. J.M. Jolliff of Gatesville in the service.  Bradford Fearing was 53 years old. His death came as a severe shock to the people of this county and to his hosts of friends all over the state and in Virginia. He was rated as an outstanding man in civic and political affairs. His principal and outstanding work had been the promotion and management of Paul Green's pageant drama production of The Lost Colony from 1937 through 1941 when it was discontinued because of the war. He was a man who made friends and held them and because of this he was highly successful in politics. Four times he was elected a member of the board of commissioners and was four years it's chairman. He was elected three times to the State legislature, two times to the Senate and to the House in 1943. He is survived by his widow who was Klara Kregulka of Jackson, Michigan; two brothers: M.K. Fearing and W.B. Fearing, Jr.; one half-brother, J.M. Woodhouse, and a foster sister, Mrs. Annie Jones Willis of Farmville; and several nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Dr. Woodson B. Fearing and Janie Anderson Fearing and was born in Florence, Alabama. He moved with his parents to Elizabeth City at the age of one and to Manteo at the age of five. Just before and during World War I he lived in Norfolk, Va. He was a veteran of the first World War. [Excerpt of a very lengthy article.] 

 (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 27, 1943; pg. 1)

D. [Daniel] Bradford Fearing

D. Bradford Fearing, 73, of Miami, Florida, died Tuesday, June 4 in South Miami Hospital following a long illness. A native of Manteo, he was the son of the late Grizelle Midgett Fearing and M. Keith Fearing. He resided in Miami most of his adult life, retiring from Pan American Airlines some years ago. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mollie A. Fearing, and two brothers: Thomas C. Fearing and M. Keith Fearing, Jr., all of Manteo. He is survived by his partner of 47 years, George Carmona of Miani; one brother, Woodson B. Fearing, II and wife Pate; a sister-in-law, Lib S. Fearing, all of Manteo; two nieces: Grizelle B. Fearing and Thomas McDonald of Manteo, and Kristyn Bradford of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; two nephews: Thomas M. Fearing of Manns Harbor and Malcolm Keith Fearing, III and wife Susan of Manteo; 5 great-nieces; 1 great-nephew and one great-great-nephew. A graduate of the University of NC at Chapel Hill, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. A former cast member and long-time supporter of The Lost Colony, he attended the premier performance of the production in 1937 with his late uncle, D. Bradford Fearing, the play's first producer. Many will remember him as portrayed by the youthful photo which portrays him as when he lived in Dare County. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 6, 2002; pg. 5B)

David Warner Fearing

David Warner Fearing, 63, of Kitty Hawk died Wednesday Oct. 3. He was born in Elizabeth City and was the son of the late George Fearing and Joyce Wharton Fearing, originally of Elizabeth City and Kitty Hawk.  He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. After discharge and raising his two children, David eventually relocated to Kitty Hawk where he affiliated with variousiesworking with concrete, equipment, and other aspects of construction. It was in Kitty Hawk where David met his longtime companion and love of his life, Nancy Ward.  He is survived by his daughter Kimberly F. Raulerson of Columbia, S.C.; his son Dusty Dail also of Columbia; two brothers, George R. Fearing III of Atlanta and Charles R. Fearing of Lauflin, Nev. He is also survived by two grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends.  Plans for a celebration of the life of David W. Fearing are pending at this time.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC]  - October 2007)

Grizelle Midgett Fearing

MANTEO - Mrs. Grizelle Midgett Fearing, 81, of Manteo, died Wednesday [March 23, 1977] at her residence following a short illness. She was a native of Skyco but resided in Manteo most of her life. She was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Outer Banks Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was the daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Mrs. Mollie H. Forbes Midgett and the widow of Malcolm Keith Fearing, Sr. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mollie A. Fearing of Manteo; three sons, Malcolm K. Fearing, Jr. and Woodson "Woody" Bradford Fearing, II, both of Manteo, and Daniel Bradford Fearing of Miami, Florida; 7 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday in the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Henry Bizzell, pastor. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo has charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 24, 1977)

Katherine Brown Fearing

MRS. W.B. FEARING DIES THURS. MORNING - Mrs. Woodson B. Fearing, 47, of Manteo, died at four o'clock Thursday morning in a Norfolk hospital following a long illness.  Mrs. Fearing was a native of Gloucester County, Va. but had been a resident of Manteo since her marriage more than 20 years ago.  Before marriage she was Miss Katherine Mae Brown, daughter of Iverson and Irinthia Bonniville Brown.  Surviving are her husband of Manteo; one son, Woodson B. Fearing, Jr. of Manteo; 3 sisters: Mrs. Susie Malco? of Manteo, Mrs. Herbert Smith of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Mary E. Shackelford of Yorktown, Va.; and one brother, Sylvester Brown of Yorktown.  Funeral arrangements are indefinite, pending arrival of relatives from the west coast.  The services will be conducted at Mount Olivet Methodist Church of which Mrs. Fearing was an active member.  She was a teacher in the Sunday School until the time her illness began.  She was an active member of the Wanchese Lodge of the Order of Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron of that group.  She was also a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Fort Raleigh Post of the American Legion.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 27, 1944; pg. 1)

Funeral services for Mrs. W.B. Fearing, 47, who died Thursday morning in a Norfolk hospital, were conducted Saturday afternoon at three o'clock at Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo.  Rev. M.W. Maness, pastor of the church, officiated, assisted by Rev. J.M. Jolliff of Gatesville, former pastor of the Manteo church, and Rev. W.C. Blue, pastor of the Manteo Baptist Church.  Burial was in Manteo Cemetery and services at the grave were conducted by the Roanoke Island Chapter #79 Order of Eastern Star, of which Mrs. Fearing was Worthy Matron at the time of her death.  State officials present were Worthy Grand Patron Wade Jenkins and Mrs. Jenkins of Fayetteville, Worthy Grand Matron Mrs. Blanche Twiford of Elizabeth City, Past Grand Worthy Matron Mrs. Alice Parker of Elizabeth City, Grand Secretary Mrs. Bennie Mangum of Rocky Mount.  Pallbearers were Raymond Wescott, E.R. Midgett, W.R. Pearce, R.E. White, H.A. Creef and A.B. Twiford.  [A lengthy list of out of town people who attended followed].  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - same issue as above)

Malcolm Keith Fearing, Jr.

DEAD AT 72 - Malcolm Keith Fearing, Jr. of Manteo, died Monday afternoon [June 26, 1995] following a struggle against cancer. He was a son of the late M.K. Fearing, Sr. and Grizelle Midgett Fearing of Manteo, born February 6, 1923. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Simpson Fearing, formerly of Burlington; a daughter, Miss Dean Fearing and a son, M.K. Fearing, III of Manteo; 3 granddaughters; two brothers, Woodson B. Fearing, II of Manteo and Bradford Fearing of Miami, Florida; a sister, Mollie A. Fearing of Manteo. He was prominent in Dare County business circles, beginning his career in pharmacy with the old Fearing's Inc. in downtown Manteo. In the early 1980's he established Island Pharmacy, from which he retired some years ago. Also active in insurance and real estate, he maintained a pace in his "retirement" which few younger men would find themselves capable. The funeral is set for Wednesday at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 27, 1995; pg. 1)

Mollie Anderson Fearing

MANTEO - Mollie Anderson Fearing, 72, died Wednesday, September 3, at a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mrs. Fearing was a native of Manteo and was the owner/operator of Mollie A. Fearing and Associates, Inc Insurance Agency. She was a member of the Democratic Women of Dare, the DAR, and the N.C. Society of Mayflower Descendants. She was the daughter of the late Malcolm Keith Fearing and Grizelle Midgett Fearing. She is survived by one daughter, Grizelle Bartlett Fearing of Manteo; 2 brothers: Daniel Bradford Fearing, II of Miami, Florida and Woodson Bradford Fearing II of Manteo; one granddaughter, Courtney Anderson Mann of Manteo. A memorial service was set for Saturday at the Lost Colony Amphitheater. A private burial was in the Manteo Cemetery on Friday. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 7, 1997)

Thomas Fearing

TOMMY FEARING - The Roanoke Island community received a terrific shock this week when it heard that Thomas Fearing, a young flying officer of the Navy, was reported missing in an airplane crash in the South Pacific.  Tommy made friend easily and he had them in plenty.  He had the touch with the ordinary man that had contributed so greatly to the political success of his late Uncle Bradford Fearing.  He would have evolved into a great leader of his people in years to come, for beside friendships, he had the advantage of college training and of contacts with people in many part of the county.  Tommy's career during the past several years had taken him from the sandy shores where he had acted in Paul Green's Lost Colony, to the doors of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  For Tommy loved home, and it was his love for home that would some day bring him back for keeps.  Tommy loved his mission for his country.  He looked forward to his adventures with the enemy in the South Pacific.  Like many another, he was impatient, doubtless, to be off and doing before he had gotten training as thorough as he might deserve.  The community is shocked too because it is beginning to realize that its people are a step nearer the horrors of war.  No one can know whose family may be stricken next.  We can only know that war's deathly hand considers no person for his station in life or his value to his community.  It casts a withering blight upon the child in the cradle, or makes unable old age hoping for only a few remaining days of peace and contentment.  It cannot soothe the bereaved parents of this fine young man to know that many, many others, before this grim war is over, will be stricken and torn with grief as they are.  The tears we shed for Tommy now cannot help but we can only hope such tragedy as this will help to awaken a nation to the ever deepening horrors of war and the responsibilities it brings to us all.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 14, 1944; pgs. 1 & 2)  [Thomas Campbell Fearing died April 6, 1944 and is buried in the Manteo Cemetery.]

Woodson Bradford Fearing, Jr.

GREENVILLE - Woodson Bradford Fearing, Jr., 64, died Tuesday, November 6.  Mr. Fearing, born in Norfolk, Va., grew up in Manteo where he graduated from Manteo High School.  A graduate of UNC-School of Pharmacy, he owned and operated Carwood Drug Store in Manteo.  In 1968 he moved to Greenville where he worked for Eckerd's Drug Store for 30 years, retiring in 1998.  Mr. Fearing was a Mason and a Shriner.  His wife of 33 years, Dr. Bertie E. Fearing, died in 1995.  He is survived by daughters: Inger Fearing Harrison and husband Buck of Grifton and Sheri Fearing of the home; three grandchildren: Christen, Lyndsay and Cole; and a brother, Charlie Fearing of Wanchese.  The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel, Greenville.  Gravedside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at Manteo Cemetery in Manteo.  Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville and Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 8, 2001; pg. 4B)

Woodson Bradford Fearing, II

MANTEO - Woodson Bradford Fearing, II died peacefully at his home on Sept. 19, 2004 following a valiant battle with lung cancer. A Roanoke Island native, he was born on Jan. 15, 1927, the son of the late M. Keith Fearing, Sr. and Grizelle Midgett Fearing. He was predeceased by a son, Christopher Bradford Fearing; three brothers: Thomas Campbell Fearing, M. Keith Fearing, Jr. and D. Bradford Fearing; a sister, Mollie A. Fearing; and a niece, B. Dean Fearing. Known to many as a gentle gentleman, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Patricia Basinger Fearing of the home; a son, Thomas Malcolm Fearing of Manns Harbor; a daughter, Kristyn Bradford; a grandson, Charles Douan; a granddaughter, Caroline Bradford, all of Mount Pleasant, SC; a sister-in-law, Lib S. Fearing; a nephew, Malcolm K. Fearing, III and wife Susan; one niece, Grizelle B. Fearing and Tom McDonald; and 4 great-nieces: Kathryn Ann Fearing, Allison Dean Fearing, Margaret Lee Fearing, all of Manteo, and Courtney M. Schultz and Jason; two great-great-nephews: Wolfgang and Louden Schultz of Newport News; a longtime friend, George Carmona of Miami, Florida; and many loving friends and relatives. One of the early graduates in the Radio, Television and Motion Picture Dept. of the University of NC at Chapel Hill, he also attended Louisburg College. He was a member of the Carolina Playmakers, the German Club and the Tau Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha. He served in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed at Nags Head during his entire enlistment. He worked seasonally for the National Park Service at Fort Raleigh, Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Bodies Island, keeping the Bodie Island Light, the latter being the same lighthouse kept by his grandfather, Christopher Columbus Midgett. Active most of his life in the Fearing family businesses, he retired from Manteo Middle School. A licensed real estate broker, he was a member of OBAR and president of WBF Realty Corporation. A lifetime supporter of The Lost Colony, Fearing attended the 1937 inaugural performance with his uncle, the late D. Bradford Fearing, the play's first production. He first appeared in the drama as a "Red Soldier", and played Chief Manteo for several seasons. Later, he served as assistant general manager and maintenance supervisor for RIHA, but is remembered best of his portrayal as Governor John White in the 1970's and 1980's. A funeral will be held at St. Andrews By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in Nags Head, of which he was a member, on Tuesday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Gill, rector, and the Rev. William Brake, priest associate rector, officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 21, 2003; pg. 6A)

Lea Caroline Fentress

GRIMESLAND - Lea Caroline Fentress, infant daughter of James Howard Fentress, Jr. and Angela Brown Fentress of Grimesland, died Nov. 8 at a Greenville hospital.  Besides her parents, she is survived by paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Fentress, Sr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William K. Brown, Sr. of Manteo; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. Creekmore, Sr. of Manteo; paternal great-grandmother, Ruby L. Moore of Virginia Beach; and paternal great-grandparents, George E. and Irene Whitley of Virginia Beach.  A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Manteo Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Denham officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 16, 1995; pg. 7B)

Ellen M. Barnacascel Smithson Fields

SHAWBORO - Ellen M. "Ellie" Smithson Fields, 91, of Madison, Wis., died May 15, 2005, at Karmenta Health Care Center. She was born in East Lake, N.C., Aug. 2, 1913, to John L. and Nancy (Rollinson) Barnacascel. She was married to John "Jack" Fields Jan. 28, 1964, in Dubuque, Iowa. She had been a resident of Wisconsin since 1956. Ellie was a cook at Kennedy Manor Catering Service for five years and worked in the salad department at Inn on the Park for two years. She then worked at St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store on Williamson Street in the sorting department for 15 years, retiring in August 1979. Ellie is survived by two sons, Philip (Rosemary) Smithson Jr. of Verona and W.S. "Smitty" (Ann) Smithson of Madison; a daughter, Virginia (Melvin) Cutrell of Shiloh, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Annette Smithson of Bainbridge, Ga.; stepson, John H. Fields of California; 21 grandchildren; two step-grandsons; 25 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Cordelia James of Virginia, Mary James of Norfolk and Rhoda James of Virginia Beach; and nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Grace Forbes; her son, John Louis Smithson; her first husband, Philip Smithson Sr.; and her second husband, John "Jack" Fields. A funeral was held at noon May 18, 2005, in Gunderson East Funeral Home, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, Wis. Burial followed in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Information supplied by Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, N.C. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Karmenta for their wonderful care.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, May 28, 2005)

Alma Midgett Finn

KITTY HAWK - Alma Midgett Finn, 70, died Wednesday, December 13, at her residence.  A native of Kitty Hawk, she was the daughter of the late Truxton E. and Gertrude Perry Midgett and the wife of J.E. "Jack" Finn of the home.  Mrs. Finn was a homemaker, a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Women, a member of Order of the Eastern Star Roanoke Island Chapter #79, Order of the Amaranth Coastal Court #12 and the Outer Banks Women's Club.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Jenny F. Gray of Stumpy Point and Betty F. Cohen of Woodbridge, Va.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Gray of Manteo and D.M. "Mac" Gray, III Of Stumpy Point; one nephew, Boyd S. Midgett of Virginia Beach, Va.  A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 16 at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating and burial to follow in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 17, 1995; pg. 14A)

Carita Midgett Fisher

RICHMOND, VA. - Carita Midgett Fisher, 81, died Friday, October 23, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Mary and Loran Midgett of Manteo.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Fisher Sr.   She is survived by one son, Robert A. Fisher Jr. (Kim); three daughters: Bonnie Glenn, Sandra Lester and Kathy Purcell (Robert); one sister, Katherine Kennedy; one nephew, Bud Boyce; four grandchildren, Lacey Lester, William and Kristina Glenn, and Valerie Trivette. The family will receive friends 3 p.m. Thursday at Bliley's - Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., and where a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 27, 2009; pg. 6A)

Ruth Catherine Parker Fitchett

PHOENIX, ARIZ. - Ruth Catherine Fitchett, 63, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Wanchese, passed away on November 5 in a Phoenix hospital. Mrs. Fitchett was the daughter of Ethel Daniels Parker and the late Marvin Thomas Parker of Wanchese. She was the wife of the late Carroll Thomas Fitchett. She is survived by five children [only 4 named]: Carroll T. Fitchett, Jr. of Phoenix, Marvin Fitchett and David Fitchett of Litchfield Park, Ariz, and Kathleen Perry of Avondale, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers and three sisters: Dan Parker of Rock Hill, S.C., Fred Parker of Wanchese, Mary Pool and Patricia Cahoon of Manteo, and Janet Johnson of Clemmons. Funeral services will be held in Phoenix at Hillside Baptist Church today (Nov. 9). Burial will follow at the family cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 9, 2000; pg. 6A)

Mary Baum Fleming

WANCHESE - Mary Baum Fleming, 93, died Wednesday, January 5 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Fleming was born in Wanchese and was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women and was a retired accountant with the Naval Amphibious Base. She was the daughter of the late Josephus and Mary Daniels Baum and was the wife of the late Ralph L. Fleming, Sr.  She is survived by two sons: Ralph L. Fleming, Jr. and Denis Baum Fleming; one brother, Joseph W. Baum of Chesapeake, Va.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held Friday, Jan. 7 at the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese with the Rev. Billy Holliday officiating.  Twiford' Funeral Home, Manteo, was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 11, 2000; pg. 11A)

Claude Willard Flowers

Pressing their search for clues, South Norfolk police last night continued their probe into the fatal beating of Claude Willard Flowers, 50, of Berkley. Flowers, an electrician, was killed sometime Saturday night or early Sunday. He was discovered near the Virginian railway tracks on Hawthorne Ave. in South Norfolk Sunday shortly after 8 am. His skull was fractured. He died at Norfolk General Hospital yesterday. Whether robbery motivated the beating or whether the beating came about as the result of a grudge or was inflicted during a fight, were questions pondered by police as they sought to reconstruct the crime. Personal papers were scattered about Flowers when he was found Sunday morning. He had last been seen by his family Saturday night when he went out. He was a native of Salvo, N.C. and had resided in Berkley for 14 years. He was the son of the late Christopher and Mrs. Selina Midgett Flowers. He was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Berkley. Besides his wife, Mrs. Irene Owens Flowers, he is survived by 5 sons: Claude W. Flowers, Jr., James O. Flowers, Joseph E. Flowers, Paul M. Flowers and Richard E. Flowers, all of Norfolk; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Umperovitch and Mrs. Barbara Jones, both of Norfolk; three brothers, Joseph P. Flowers of Miami, Fla., George B. Flowers of Norfolk and Z.C. Flowers of Portsmouth. The body was taken to Sykes Funeral Home in Berkley.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - January 21, 1953)

Claude Willard Flowers, 50, of Berkley, Virginia, was found early Sunday morning. His head had been beaten. He lived unconscious until Tuesday when he died in General Hospital. Flowers had a wife, 5 sons, and 2 daughters. He was the son of the late Christopher and Mrs. Selina Midgett Flowers and was born at Salvo. He has 3 uncles living at Salvo, Flora, Graves, and Sparrow Midgett. He has 3 brothers: Joseph, George, and Z.C. Flowers.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 30, 1953)

Reece Folb

Reece Folb, beloved husband of Karen, passed away Dec. 21, 2007, in Nags Head, N.C. Reece loved his life - his wife, his family, his friends, his village, his boat and his Bulldogs. Reece was predeceased by his mother and father, Maurice "Doc" Folb and Sybil Miller Folb. He is survived by his wife, Karen; three children from a previous marriage: Reece "Chip" Folb, his wife Tara and their children Ramsey and Blake; Jeffrey Folb, his wife Jackie and their children Julia, Joshua and Joee; and Stefanie McDaniel, her husband Scott, and their children Morgan and Garrett. He is also survived by his brother, Frank and his wife Fran. Reece is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews including a very special cousin, "Buddy Ike" Eldon Barnett and his wife Margaret. He also had three brothers-in-law, Rodney, John and Brad Conrad. Reece attended North Carolina State and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering. After college he spent four years in the U.S. Navy. After the Navy, he attended Virginia Tech, then took a job as a civilian for the Navy at the David Taylor Model Basin in Potomac, Md. He was the head of many research projects and loved his job. He received several honors and patents during his time. After spending 30 years at the Model Basin, he retired to home in Buxton where his father had delivered him on Feb. 21, 1930. A visitation will be held today at the Buxton United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Reece’s funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Cory Oliver. Burial will be in the Quidley Cemetery.  "Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy." Fair winds, my beloved. You will always be the wind beneath my wings. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, December 23, 2007)

Eastman Hughes Forbes

Eastman Hughes Forbes, 52, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon [Oct. 28, 1958] while at work at the Dare County Ice Co. in Manteo. He was a native of Dare County, son of the late Clemon Zora and Elvina Etheridge Forbes. A carpenter, he had resided in Wanchese all his life. He was a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Ward Forbes; three daughters: Mrs. Erbe Gallop, Mrs. Dennis Clark and Miss Ruth Myrtle Forbes, all of Wanchese; one son, Eastman Zora Forbes of Port Isabel, Texas; one sister, Mrs. William White of Colerain; one half-brother, Theo L. Wescott of Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 31, 1958; pg. 8)

 Guy Forbes

GUY FORBES FOUND DEAD OF GAS AT HOME - Guy Forbes, 37, died Monday in Norfolk of asphyxiation according to Detective Leon Nowitsky, coroner's investigator.  Guy Forbes was the grandson of the late John E. Berry, well known Dare County surveyor.  Guy was widowed, his wife having died some years ago, and his sister, Mrs. Berkley Fussell of Norfolk, is the only survivor outside of the number of aunts and an uncle, and cousins, most of whom live in Manteo.  His mother and father during this same year died within a few months of each other.  He was found dead on a couch in the front room of his home at 414 Brighton Street, Portsmouth, Va.  In Manteo, his aunt, Mrs. U.S. Midgett, and an uncle, Floyd Berry, survive him.  In Arlington, Va. he has an aunt, Mrs. Nora Maker.  It is a singular circumstance that the late Guy Hall, Klondike prospector, locksmith of Norfolk, and friend of Guy Forbes' daddy, and for whom he was named, also died recently in Norfolk.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 27, 1944; pg. 1)

Freda Fulcher Forbes

NORFOLK - Mrs. Freda Fulcher Forbes, 43, died Sunday [March 8, 1959] at 4 p.m. at Leigh Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was the wife of L.O. Forbes and the daughter of Mrs. Edith Fulcher and the late George L. Fulcher. A native of Frisco, N.C., Mrs. Forbes had lived here most of her life, residing at 9625 Second St., East Ocean View, at the time of her death. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Berkley and the ladies auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Besides her husband and mother she is survived by four sisters: Mrs. R.H. Tarkenton of New York City, Mrs. C.E. Thurston, Jr., Mrs. Marjorie F. Shaffer and Miss Thelma Fulcher, all of Norfolk; and two brothers: T.R. Fulcher of Richmond and G.L. Fulcher of Portsmouth. Funeral services will be conducted at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Tuesday at 3 p.m. by the Rev. David H. Burr, pastor of Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 13, 1959; pg. 4)

Marvin Kerry Forbes

Marvin Kerry “Tiny” Forbes, 77, of Virginia Beach, VA died on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Forbes, born in Wanchese, NC, served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a merchant seaman, working on a tugboat for Macalister Towing. He was the son of the late Manliff Forbes and the late Theresa Gallop Daniels, and was the husband of Hattie Hayman Forbes of the residence.  Besides his wife, Mr. Forbes is survived by two daughters, Shelley Barlow and husband, Larry of Chesapeake, VA, and Tracy Chapman and husband, Robert of Currituck, NC; a sister, Molly Daniels of Wanchese, NC; two brothers, Dr. Richard W. Daniels of Wanchese, NC and William R. Daniels of Texas; and four grandchildren, Timberly, Hunter, Camron and Kerry-Tucker.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm with Dr. Richard W. Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese, NC. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:00pm prior to the service.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Mary Ward Forbes

WANCHESE - Mary Ward Forbes, 84, of Wanchese, died Tuesday Jan. 30 in Chesapeake, Va. Mrs. Forbes was a homemaker and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese. She was a member of the Order of the Pocahontas. She was the daughter of the late Henry Bryan and Lillie Pugh Ward. She was the widow of Eastman Hughes Forbes. Mrs. Forbes was preceded in death by her son, Eastman Z. Forbes, and her grandson, Richard Tillett. Surviving are 3 daughters: Mary F. Gallop of Wanchese, Tessie F. Clark of Chesapeake and Ruth Tillett of Hampton, Va.; one brother, Norman S. "Terp" Ward of Manteo; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A chapel service will be conducted in the Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo on Friday by the Revs. Tom Rupp, David Daniels and David Stowe. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 1, 1996)

Robert Earl Forbes

Robert Earl Forbes, 57, native of Manteo and for 17 years a resident of New York, died Tuesday afternoon in the USPHS Hospital in Evansville, Indiana after a long illness. Mr. Forbes, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Frobes of Manteo, is survived by one son, Guy Forbes; one daughter, Juanita Forbes; and one sister, Mrs. Harriett Minton of Virginia Beach.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 5, 1944; pg. 1)

Joanne Swasey Foreman

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Joanne Swasey Foreman, 81, of Colington Harbour, NC, formerly of Mechanicsville VA, died Saturday, January 19, 2008 at her residence. Born in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Paul F. and Eunice Hunt Swasey.  A 1947 graduate of Salem College, Mrs. Foreman began her career working for the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover. In 1949 she went to work for the American Physiological Society Inc. in Washington, DC. From 1952 to 1954 she served as a recreational director with the European Command Special Services at the Ledward Barracks Service Club in Schweinfurt, Germany where she met her future husband.  Mrs. Foreman served as the school secretary for Mechanicsville Elementary School from it’s opening until 1979, when she assisted with the founding of the Hanover County Virginia Employee’s Credit Union, which later merged into the Virginia State Employees Credit Union.  Upon the sale of her husband’s business, the Foreman’s moved to the Outer Banks. In 1993 she began working with the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.), serving as telephone coordinator from 1994 through 2005. Her efforts on behalf of N.E.S.T. have been recognized by the placement of a mosaic in the main lobby of the Dare County Government Center in Manteo.  Mrs. Foreman is survived by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Foreman of the residence; a son, Paul Foreman and wife Linda of Mechanicsville, VA; and four grandchildren, Travis, Stephanie, Rianna, and Eric Foreman all of Mechanicsville, VA.  A memorial service will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 22, 2008; pg. 6A)

Annabelle Gates Twiford Foster

Annabelle Gates Twiford Foster, 82 of Morehead City, NC died Wednesday evening July 8, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Norfolk, VA, daughter of the late Frank H. and Mrs. Retta Gray Gates. She was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church, Edgewood Homemakers Club, Albemarle Hospital Auxiliary and the U.S.C.G. Officers Wives Club.   She is survived by her husband John Foster, four daughters Martha Ann T. Quinn of Topsail Beach, NC, Betty Jean Twiford of Newport, NC, Celeste Marie Hausle of Moyock, NC, L. Tracey Wheat of Reedsburg, WS, one son John Thomas Twiford of Titusville, FL, two step daughters, Elizabeth Jean “Beth” Robertson of Titusville, FL, Sandra Kathleen Neilly of Hastings, Ontario, son step son Adrian Stanley John Foster of Courtice, Ontario two brothers, John P. Gates and William M. Gates both of Virginia Beach, VA three grandchildren, five step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Lloyd Tracy Twiford.   Memorial services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 1:00 PM in Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC by Rev. Charles McKenzie. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the lobby of the Funeral Home immediately following the service.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Barbara McDowell Foster

Barbara McDowell Foster, 69, of Hatteras village, went to be in the arms of the Lord at home on December 31st, 2012, just before the new year. She was surrounded by her beloved grandchildren, her family, and friends.  Barbara was born May 12, 1943, in Michigan and grew up in Fort Pierce, Florida. She received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture from the University of Florida in 1964. She married William “Big Bill” Foster that same year, and moved to Raleigh, NC so that Bill could attend graduate school at NC State University, while she worked as a microbiologist in the school’s cancer research laboratories.  Barbara moved to Hatteras in 1970. She worked for several years as the secretary/bookkeeper of the Hatteras Marlin Club. She was one of the few people in North Carolina to take and pass all of the parts of the CPA exam on the first attempt without an accounting degree. Barbara was a founding partner of Foster and Parsons CPAs.  In 1995, Barbara was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She battled the cancer courageously and with few complaints throughout many cycles of chemotherapy and radiation for nearly eight years.  Barbara is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Foster Johnson and husband, Dan and their children, Chris, Avery, and Delaney  all of Hatteras; a son, Paul Foster of Wanchese; a sister and her closest friend, Pauline Carden of Chesapeake; a niece, Caroline (Carrie) Carden Geldreich and husband, Randy and their son, Tyler and daughter that’s due in March all of Richmond; a nephew, David Carden of Virginia Beach; and a former husband, William “Big Bill” Foster of Hatteras. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Hazel McDowell.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dwight Burrus and the Rev. Ken Davenport officiating. Private burial will be held in the Hatteras Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held  at the church from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Hatteras Community Center immediately following the service.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Desmond Roderick Foster, Sr.

Desmond Roderick Foster, Sr., 71, died Saturday, Jan. 3, in Ahoskie.  Born in Hatteras, he was the son of the late Halas C. and Rosa Evelyn Burrus Foster and the husband of Janet Farrow Foster of the home.  He was a retired maintenance supervisor with the NCDOT Ferry Division.  Also surviving are two daughters, Carolyn F. Austin and husband Tate of Virginia Beach, and Linda Foster of Tarboro; a son, Desmond Buddy Foster, Jr. and wife Faye of Hatteras; a sister Opal Scarborough and husband Ray of Buxton; a brother, Bernie Foster and wife Cecilia of Hatteras; seven grandchildren, Desmond Harrison, Aren Austin, Lacy Schmidt, Matthew Harrison, Marshall Foster, Heather Harrison, and Krystal Foster; and three great grandchildren, Shawn Doyle, Zander Harrison and Kendall Harrison.  A funeral service was held on Jan. 6 at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev Cory Oliver and the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras assisted the family with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] – Wednesday, January 7, 2009)

Ernal W. Foster [Sr.]

Capt. Ernal W. Foster, age 85, of Hatteras, died January 8 of heart failure. He was the son of the late Susan B. and Charles B. Foster and is survived by his wife, Hazel Midgett Foster, his son, Ernal W. Foster, Jr. of Manteo, one brother, Gaston Foster of Hatteras, two sisters, Lola Gaskins of Hatteras and Edna Garrish of Chesapeake; two grandchildren, Tiffany and Christopher Foster. Captain Foster was a lifelong resident of Hatteras Village and was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and served as a member of the church board. He also served on the founding boards of directors of the Hatteras Fire Department and the Hatteras Island Water Association. He is best known as one of the pioneers of offshore sportfishing in N.C., having established his charter fishing business, the Albatross Fleet, in 1937. In 1951 he personally caught the blue marlin which began the serious pursuit of bill fish off the N.C. coast. He remained committed to the conservation of sea life and to the interests of both sport and commercial fishing throughout his life. Funeral services will be held at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Jan. 11 by the Rev. Jim Huskins. Burial will be in the family cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 11, 1996)

Gaston Lewis Foster, Sr.

HATTERAS - Gaston Lewis Foster Sr., 81, of Kohler Drive, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007. Born in Hatteras, he was the son of the late Charlie and Susan B. Foster. He retired after 28 years of service from the U.S. Navy having served during World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and was a Mason and Shriner. Besides his parents, Mr. Foster was preceded in death by his loving wife, Yancey Ballance Foster. Mr. Foster is survived by two daughters, Melanie Collins and husband David and Merry Sue Foster; one son, Gaston L. Foster Jr.; one sister, Edna Garrish; five grandchildren, Shannon Collins, Brianne Tharpe and husband James, Leanne Foster, Laken Foster and Chase Foster-Ramsey; and three great-grandchildren, Canam Holzbauer, Anna Belle Tharpe and Claire Tharpe. He will also be missed by an extended family of loved nieces, nephews, and cousins and a loving and supportive community. A funeral will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Hatteras United Methodist Church by Pastor Charles Moseley. Burial will be in the Ballance Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the residence.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 16, 2007)

Genevieve Makacyn Foster

Mrs. Genevieve Makacyn Foster, 48, of Hatteras, died Tuesday [Feb. 20, 1973] in Cape Hatteras school in Buxton after a brief illness. She was a teachers' aide. A native of Boston, she lived here 25 years. She was the wife of William W. Foster, Sr. and a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Chester Makacyn. She was a teacher's aide in Cape Hatteras School and was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Nags Head. Besides her husband, surviving are a son, William W. Foster, Jr. of Hatteras. Funeral services are to be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Hatteras Methodist Church with burial following.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Hallas Croyl Foster

HATTERAS - Hallas Croyl Foster, 82, died on Friday, Jan. 6 at a local nursing home. He was born in Hatteras, the son of the late Charles B. and Susan Ballance Foster and the husband of the late Rosa Burrus Foster. He was a retired boat captain and commercial fisherman and was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. Mr. Foster is survived by one daughter, Opal Scarborough of Hatteras; two sons: Desmond Foster of Frisco and Bernie Foster of Hatteras; two sisters: Lola Gaskins of Hatteras and Edna Garrish of Chesapeake, Va.; two brothers: Ernal Foster and Gaston Foster of Hatteras; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 8, 1995; pg. 10A)

Hazel Midgett Foster

HATTERAS - Hazel Midgett Foster, 87, died Wednesday, April 7 in Nags Head. Mrs. Foster was born in Waves and was a homemaker and member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Christopher Anderson and Mattie Midgett Midgett and the wife of the late Ernal Willard Foster. Surviving are a son, Ernal Foster of Hatteras; and two grandchildren: Tiffany Amber Foster of Raleigh and Christopher Michael Foster of Chapel Hill. A funeral service will be held today (Sunday) at 3 p.m. in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Huskins with burial in the family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 11, 1999; pg. 14A)

Janet Farrow Foster

MANTEO - Janet Farrow Foster, 73, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at her residence in Manteo, N.C., peacefully in her sleep. A Hatteras native, Mrs. Foster was the daughter of the late Lester Farrow and the late Salina Gaskins Farrow. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Desmond Roderick Foster Sr., her sister, Jean Bunting, and two brothers, Buster and Johnny Farrow.  Mrs. Foster faithfully attended Churches in the area, including Hatteras United Methodist, Frisco Assembly, the Church of God of Prophecy in Manteo, and others. She loved working, enjoyed staying busy and will be deeply missed.  Mrs. Foster is survived by her son, Desmond R. "Buddy" Foster Jr. and wife Faye of Hatteras, her daughters, Carolyn F. Austin and husband Tate of Virginia Beach, Linda Foster of Tarboro, N.C., her sisters, Barbara Bunting, Carolyn Parker, Mary Curles, and her brother, Dick Farrow. Also left to cherish her memory are her seven grandchildren, Aren Austin, Lacy Schmidt, Desmond Harrison, Matthew Harrison, Heather Harrison, Marshall Foster, Krystal Foster, and her three great-grandchildren, Sean Doyle, Zander Harrison, and Kendall Harrison.  The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 11, at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with Rev. Cory Oliver and Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m., also at the Church. Burial will be in the Foster Family Cemetery in Hatteras.  A sincere thank you to family and friends for your many expressions of love and support in the loss our loved one. Also a special thanks to Ms. Irene to being such wonderful friend to our mother. Everyone is invited to continue celebrating the life of our wonderful mother and grandmother by attending the reception at the home of Buddy and Faye Foster in Hatteras Village.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, June 9, 2012)

Myra Yancey Ballance Foster
The Coastland Times – Thursday, April 6, 2000; pg. 10A

Samantha Lexus Jean Foster

HATTERAS - Samantha Lexus Jean Foster, infant, daughter of Gaston Jr. and Kelly Gray Foster of Hatteras, died Sunday, Jan. 15 at her residence. Besides her parents, Samantha is survived by two sisters: Savannah and Leanne Foster of Hatters; paternal grandparents, Gaston and Yancey Foster, Sr. of Hatteras, and maternal grandparents, O. Gibb Gray and Alta Jean Gray, both of Avon. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 18, at 2 p.m. at the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Huskins and the Rev. David Waterfield. Burial will take place in the family cemetery. The family will meet at the home of Gaston Foster, Sr. in Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements.  (unknown newspaper and date)

[William Wallace] Bill Foster

HATTERAS - Captain Bill Foster, Sr., 74, died October 10 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. Foster was a native of Hatteras, a retired boat captain and commercial fisherman. He was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church, having served as trustee, a member of the building committee, the nominating committee and the United Methodist Men. Mr. Foster was a Mason, being Past Master on 2 occasions, a member of Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698. He was also a member of the Eastern Star And V.F.W. He was the oldest licensed charter boat captain, having been with the Albatross Fleet in Hatteras for 57 years. His boat "Albatross II" caught the world record blue marlin in 1962. Mr. Foster was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Navy. He was the son of the late Charlie and Mrs. Sue Ballance Foster and the husband of Joanne Culpepper Foster of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, William W. Foster, Jr. of Hatteras; two step-sons: Tony Baum of Virginia Beach and Mark Nunemaker of Colington; two sisters: Lola Gaskins of Hatteras and Edna Garrish of Chesapeake, Va.; 3 brothers: Ernal, Hallas and Gaston Sr., all of Hatteras; three grandchildren. A church service will be conducted Oct. 12 in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Huskins. Masonic Rites will be held. Burial will follow in the Foster Family Cemetery in Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 12, 1993)

Robert Earl Fountain

Robert Earl Fountain, 72, of 1103 Horseshoe Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, December 25, 2009 at his residence. Born in Dare County, NC, he was the son of the late Robert Earl Fountain and Goldie Jennette Fountain Watson, and was the husband of Gloria White Fountain of the residence. Mr. Fountain was a member of Faith Assembly of God. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Coast Guard, and was a retired tug boat captain.   Along with his wife, Mr. Fountain is survived by his daughters, Roberta Wilson and husband Jim of Alexandria, VA and Shelva Nordan and husband Paul of Fuquay-Varina, NC; son, William Earl Fountain and wife Alma of Buxton, NC; step daughters, Angie Harden and husband Phillip of Elizabeth City, NC and Annette Walker of Gatesville, NC; step sons, Henry White and wife Tammy of Elizabeth City, NC, Joseph White and wife Brandi of Elizabeth City, NC, Danny White and wife Audra of Elizabeth City, NC, Eric White and wife Cheryl of Gatesville, NC, and Linwood White and wife Thelma of Tennessee; grandchildren, Melissa Nordan, Justin Wilson, Hannah Wilson, Heath Fountain and wife Jamie, Erica Powers and husband Scott, Nathan Curling, and Angie Jakob and husband Michael; great grandchildren, Nolan Moran, James Thomas Moran, Amree Powers, Juanita Wage, and Destyn Jakob; twenty-eight step grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Ann Midgett Fountain.   A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. at Faith Assembly of God. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to either Albemarle Hospice, P.O. Box 189, Elizabeth City, NC 27907, or to Faith Assembly of God, 1551 Ocean Highway, Hertford, NC 27944. The family will receive friends at the residence. Twifords, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Fountain family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 29, 2009; pg. 11A)

Hilda Midgett Francis

MANTEO - Hilda Midgett Francis, 84, of Manteo, NC died Thursday, August 4, 2005 at her home. Born in Manteo, NC she was a retired cosmetologist, a graduate of Manteo High School, a member of Manteo Baptist Church and a member of Rebekah Lodge #52. She was the daughter of the late Ulysses "Lish" and Evelyn Berry Midgett and was the widow of Wilmer Beavers and Edward M. Francis, Sr. Mrs. Francis is survived by two daughters, Sandra B. Robinson and husband Wayne and Deanna B. Rollinson and husband Vic all of Wanchese; a son, Eddie Francis and wife Connie of Manteo; six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Eileen M. Sears and Glenna M. Gallop and a brother, Elmer "Poss" Midgett. A memorial service will be conducted at Manteo Baptist Church on Sunday, August 7, 2005 at 2:00 PM by the Revs. Ken Simpson, C.L. Reynolds, Ronnie Midgett, Jim Davenport, and Hines Adams. The family will receive friends at the residence. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 7, 2005; pg. 10A)

Shelly Frontis, Jr.

BUXTON, N.C. - Shelly Frontis, Jr., 70, died Friday [Oct. 1973] at 1:24 a.m. in a Portsmouth hospital. A native of Mooresville, he was a son of Dr. Shelley Frontis, Sr. and Mrs. Lillian Williams Frontis and the husband of Mrs. Vivian Jennette Frontis. He was a member of Buxton United methodist Church, a Navy veteran of WWII and a member of the Merchant Marines. Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Shelley Eyvonne Oden of Tarboro; a sister, Mrs. Joe Lumpkin of Danville; three brothers: Stephen W. Frontis of Greensboro, Irving Frontis of San Diego, California, and William Borel Frontis of Yakama, Washington; and 3 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City. Burial will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Willow Valley Cemetery in Mooresville.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 16, 1973; pg. 10)

Vivian Jennette Frontis

BUXTON - Vivian Jennette Frontis, 82, died Sunday, June 13, in a Greenville hospital. Mrs. Frontis, born in Buxton, was branch manager of Planters National Bank from 1960 to 1978. She was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church where she was organist for 10 years and treasurer of the United Methodist Women. For 20 years she served as treasurer of the Hatteras Island Methodist Charge. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was the oldest living daughter of the last principal light keeper of Cape Hatteras Light. Mrs. Frontis was the daughter of the late Unaka B. and Sudie Scarborough Jennette and the widow of Shelley Frontis, Jr. Mrs. Frontis is survived by a daughter, Eyvonne F. Oden and husband Donald Oden, Jr. of Hatteras, N.C.; three sisters: Myrtle Gibbs of Tarboro, N.C., Dot Anderson and husband James of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Ramona Provo of Weeksville, N.C.; a brother, Rany Jennette and wife Lynn of Buxton, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Maleta Jennette of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and 3 granddaughters: Shelly Oden, Tracie Callahan and husband Dwight, all of Hatteras, and Alice Oden of Ocean Isle, N.C. Mrs. Frontis was predeceased by a sister, Olive J. Peek and a brother, Almy Jennette. A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Huskins and Dwight Burrus. Burial will follow in the Jennette Family Cemetery in Buxton.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 15, 1999; pg. 3A)

Wayland Fry

Wayland Fry, 36, faculty member of Manteo Elementary School and Assistant Coach of Athletics at Manteo High School, died suddenly Thursday night of a heart attack at the home of his brother, Charles Fry, in Carthage. Funeral services were conducted at Summers Hill Baptist Church in Carthage Saturday at 3 p.m. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dotty Alford Fry, and one small son, Hannon. They had gone to Carthage to visit relatives this weekend. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Haywood Fry of Carthage. Two brothers, Homer and Charles Fry of Carthage, also survive. Mr. Fry had served a short time as chairman of the Dare County Board of Elections. He had taught in Manteo for the past 8 years, and was a highly regarded citizen, making his home on the beach near Whalebone. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Carthage and Manteo Lions Club and a member of the Baptist Church.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Friday, June 12, 1959; pg. 1)

Albin Burrus Fulcher, Sr.

Albin Burrus Fulcher, Sr., 69, of Buxton died Thursday of last week [Nov. 29, 1962] in a Norfolk hospital after and illness of 4 weeks. He was a native of Frisco and lived lately in Buxton. He was a son Of Charles and Mrs. Dilly Gray Fulcher and the husband of Mrs. Alice Jennette Fulcher. He was a member of Buxton Methodist Church, a retired Coast Guard Surfman, and a World War II veteran. Besides his widow, he is survived by 6 sons: Roy D. Fulcher of Ft. Belvoir, Va., Ross B. Fulcher and Albin B. Fulcher, Jr. of Norfolk, Walton J. Fulcher of Albuquerque, N.M., Charles E. Fulcher of Boston, and Dalton C. Fulcher of Buxton. A funeral service was conducted Saturday in Buxton Methodist Church with burial in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper - December 7, 1962)

Betty Hummel Fulcher

FRISCO - Betty Hummel Fulcher, 78, of Frisco, NC died Friday, September 17, 2010 at her residence.  Mrs. Fulcher was born in Pine Grove, PA, the daughter of the late Edward and Helen Frantz Hummel.  She was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church and was a choir member.  Mrs. Fulcher is survived by her husband, Walton J. Fulcher of the residence; four daughters, Donna Tackaberry and husband, Jeff, Joy Carter, Patti Robinson and husband, Lyle, and Denise Norville; one sister, June Hummel; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 11:00 am with Rev. Cory Oliver officiating.  Burial will be in the Quidley Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Charles R. Fulcher

Charles R. Fulcher, 66, of Manns Harbor, one of the best known salesmen along the North Carolina coast for many years, died Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray Ives, in Elizabeth City following a severe illness of several months. He had been in poor health for several years and was first stricken about four years ago while on a visit to Hatteras campaigning for Governor Scott. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and a member of the Red Men and the Ruritan Clubs of Manns Harbor. He had served as Sunday School Superintendent, helped in the choir, and took part in all community endeavors. He had made his home variously in Elizabeth City, Manteo, Engelhard and in Manns Harbor where he ran a store business for some time. He had traveled for wholesale grocers and wholesale fish dealers, and for several years worked for Jones Wholesale Co. in Manteo. His parents were the late Stanford L. and Cynthia Tillett Fulcher of Manns Harbor. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Burrus Fulcher; two daughters: Mrs. Ives and Mrs. Russell Langley of Norfolk; and by one son, Woodrow T. Fulcher of the Coast Guard now stationed in California. Also by three sisters: Mrs. Allan Gibbs of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Elma Mann of Manteo and Mrs. Fred Johnson of Manns Harbor; several grandchildren, nephews and nieces.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 7, 1952; pg. 1)

Charles R. Fulcher

WASHINGTON PARK - Charles R. "Sam" Fulcher, 68, a resident of College Ave., died Monday morning, May 8 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Fulcher was born July 3, 1931 in Dare County, son of the late Woodrow T. and Sophia Hassell Fulcher. He married Naomi Cohoon Fulcher who survives. The family will receive friends Tuesday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington and will be officiated by Pastor Robert Shelton. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Tuesday, May 9, 2000; pg. 8B)

 Cynthia Tillett Fulcher

Mrs. Cynthia Tillett Fulcher, 66, widow of the late Stanford L. Fulcher of Manns Harbor, died Tuesday, night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elma Mann of Manteo. Mrs. Fulcher had been in failing health for a long time. She was a sister of Mrs. Will Mann of Elizabeth City, a half-sister of Mrs. W.O. Barnett of Elizabeth City and Mrs. A.C. Mann of Manteo. Surviving are her son, Charles R. Fulcher, prominent traveling salesman of Dare County, and the following daughters: Mrs. Claude Midgett, Mrs. Fred Johnson of Manns Harbor, Mrs. B.A. Gibbs of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Elma Mann of Manteo. Funeral and interment was included at the family burial ground at Manns Harbor on Wednesday. She married at the age of 12 years and her grandchildren are legion, and she was the great-grandmother of 13.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 27, 1938; pg. 1)

Delores Austin Fulcher

Mrs. Delores Austin Fulcher [listed as Delora in another newspaper], 92, of Frisco, died Saturday [July 13, 1974] in her home. A native of Hatteras, she was the widow of Charlie H. Fulcher and a daughter of Hiram and Mrs. Bettie S. Austin. She was a member of Little Grove United Methodist Church. Survivors include eight daughters: Mrs. Jennie Sharp of Chesapeake, Mrs. Annie Pellegrini of Winston-Salem. Mrs. Nevada Palmer of Arlington, Va., Mrs. Linda Whidbee, Mrs. Ina Burrus, Mrs. Nina Goode, Mrs. Hilda Rollinson, and Mrs. Bettie Conner, all of Frisco; a son, Earl Fulcher of Portsmouth; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Burrus of Hatteras; two brothers: Perry Austin and Lawrence Austin of Hatteras; 22 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Little Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Soderburg with burial in the family cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel has charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - July 1974)

Edith Peele Fulcher

Mrs. Edith Peel Fulcher, 81, of Norfolk, Va., died Saturday [March 24, 1973] in a hospital. A native of Cape Hatteras, she lived in Norfolk 33 years. She was the widow of George L. Fulcher and a daughter of Eugene H. and Mrs. Lovie Oden Peel. She was a member of Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two sons, George L. Fulcher, Jr. of Portsmouth and Thomas R. Fulcher of Norfolk; four daughters: Mrs. Barbara Adams of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Marjorie Schaffer and Miss Thelma Fulcher of Norfolk, and Mrs. Ann Thurston of Crittenden; a brother, Reginald Peel of Wildwood, N.J.; and two sisters: Mrs. Lillian Midgette of Buxton and Mrs. August Pennystone of Norfolk, Va. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Edward C. Fulcher

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Edward C. Fulcher, 83, of Amarest Mobile Motor Park, died Saturday [Aug. 20, 1977] in a hospital. A native of Hatteras, N.C., and formerly of New Bern, he had lived in this area 3 years. He was the husband of Mrs. Susanna Willis Fulcher and retired form the Coast Guard in 1946. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War I & II, and was a Methodist. Besides his widow, survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Agnes Benton of Bridgeton, N.C. and Mrs. Doris Fitzgerald of Macon, Ga.; four step-daughters: Mrs. Ethelyn Eves of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Dorothy Peabody of El Cajan, California, Mrs. Ivey Weekly of Myrtle Point, Oregon, and Mrs. Roselyn Benginger of New York; three step-son: Joseph Tillett of Anchorage, Alaska, Forest Tillett of Long Island, N.Y., and William Tillett of Elizabeth City; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Willis of Frisco, N.C.; Leven Fulcher of Hatteras, N.C.; and several grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Memorial Chapel by the Revs. Roland Cooper and Charles Stevenson. Burial with military honors will be in West Lawn Memorial Park.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Ina Oden Fulcher

HATTERAS - Ina Oden Fulcher, 81, of Hatteras died November 22 at her residence. A native of Hatteras and a homemaker, she was the daughter of the late Erskine and Lina Ballance Oden. She was the wife of Leven Fulcher of the home. Mrs. Fulcher was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and the Hatteras Homemakers. Besides her husband, Mrs. Fulcher is survived by one daughter, Geraldine Farrow of Hatteras; two sons, Leven Fulcher, Jr. of Hatteras and Erskine Fulcher of Buxton; one sister, Lina Burrus of Manteo; one brother, Herbert Oden of Hatteras; seven Grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. A church service will be conducted on Nov. 25 in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Brown and Dwight Burrus. Burial will follow in the Oden Family cemetery in Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 24, 1994)

Junius Harris Fulcher [Sr.]

Retired Navy Reserve Lt. Junius Harris Fulcher, 91, of Norfolk, Va., a veteran of 40 years with the U.S. Lighthouse Service, died Sunday [Nov. 5, 1967] at 11:25 a.m. in a hospital. A native of Frisco he lived in Norfolk 58 years. He was the husband of Mrs. Grace Talbot Fulcher and a son of the Rev. George L. and Mrs. Cynthia Stowe Fulcher. During World War I he was captured by a German submarine off the North Carolina Outer Banks and subsequently escaped.  Besides his widow surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Ricket of Rockville Centre, Long Island, N.Y.; a son, Junius Harris Fulcher, Jr. of Houston, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Anges Styron of Hatteras, N.C. and 6 grandchildren. A funeral service was conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Ira Austin of Fist Methodist Church. Burial with Masonic rites was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Leven Burrus Fulcher [Sr.]

HATTERAS - Leven Burrus Fulcher, 94, died Sunday, January 30 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Fulcher was born in Portsmouth, worked with the Corps of Engineers, and was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Life Saving Service. He was the son of the late Manson and Crissie Fulcher and the husband of the late Ina Oden Fulcher. Mr. Fulcher is survived by one daughter, Geraldine Farrow of Hatteras; two sons, Leven Fulcher Jr. of Hatteras, and Erskin Fulcher of Buxton; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 2 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Holt Clark and the Rev. Troy Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Geraldine Farrow, Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 1, 2000)

Lonie Fulcher

MANN'S HARBOR - Lonie Fulcher, child of Mr. and Mrs. S.L. Fulcher, died last week after an illness of only a few days. Our sympathy is with the sorrowing parents.  (The Tar Heel (Elizabeth City) - Friday, October 10, 1902; pg. 5)

Lula Burrus Fulcher

CHESAPEAKE - Mrs. Lula Burrus Fulcher, 87, died Wednesday [July 1, 1970] in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Hatteras, N.C., she was a daughter of Dozier and Mrs. Achsah William Burrus, and the widow of Octavius C. Fulcher, and a Methodist. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Rachel Cox of St. Louis and Mrs. Ernest Barnett and Mrs. Florence Barnett of Norfolk; a brother, Morris Burrus of Snowden, N.C.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body will be taken today from Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge to the Assembly of God Church in Buxton, N.C. for a funeral service at 2 p.m. by the Rev. David Raynor. Burial will be in Jennette Cemetery in Buxton.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] Friday, July 3, 1970)

Madeline Wilkerson Fulcher

VIRGINIA BEACH - Mrs. Madeline Wilkerson Fulcher, 62, the widow of Shanklin Fulcher and a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Haskett Wilkerson and the late Samuel Wilkerson, died in a Portsmouth hospital Friday [Oct. 27, 1972] at 11:15 a.m. A native of Norfolk, she lived in Virginia Beach 25 years. She was a charter member of Thalia Methodist Church and a charter member of Ladies Auxiliary of Thalia Volunteer Firs Dept. Surviving, besides her mother, are a daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth Fulcher; and a son, Frank Grove, both of Virginia Beach; a sister, Mrs. Jane LaNeave of Crewe; and a brother, John J. Wilkerson of Virginia Beach.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Mary Frances Williams Fulcher

Mary Frances Williams Fulcher, age 90, of 221 Powers Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004, at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Fulcher, a native of Pasquotank County, was the widow of Octavius Coke Fulcher, and the daughter of the late William Francis Williams and Mary Holmes Williams. She was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, where she was a charter member of the Blackwell Bell Ringers, a member of the Order Of The Eastern Star, Elizabeth City Chapter #44 OES, and was a former school teacher. She is survived by five daughters, Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Husser [Huffer?] and husband Louie of Chesapeake, VA, Ann F. Richter and husband Allen of Virginia Beach, VA, Frances Williams Hines of Jacksonville, FL, Tay Davenport of Kill Devil Hills, NC, and Dottie F. Anderson and husband Benjy of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, O.C. Fulcher and wife Cleo of Southern Shores, NC; two sister-in-laws, Eleanora "Nonie" Williams of Elizabeth City, NC and Rachel Cox of Mary Esther, FL; ten grandchildren, Marilyn, Angelia, Tammy, Amy, Jennifer, Stacy, Melissa, Margie, Laura, and Seth; and four great grandchildren, McKenzie, Marley, Ashtyn, and Hayden. A funeral service will be Friday, January 23, 2004 at 2:00 pm in Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Bob Crisp officiating. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Benjy Anderson, 221 Powers Drive, Elizabeth City, NC. Memorial donation made be made to Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, 700 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, January 22, 2004)

Octavius Coke Fulcher, Jr.

Octavius Coke Fulcher, Jr., 49, died Tuesday night, May 12, in a Norfolk hospital as a result of falling from a ladder while making repairs at his residence at 220 East Cypress St. in Elizabeth City the same day. He was removed to the Albemarle Hospital by a Twiford Funeral Home ambulance and then was transferred to Norfolk General for emergency surgery on his head. He was a native of Buxton and lived in Elizabeth City for the past 15 years. He was the son of Mrs. Lula Burrus and the late Octavius Coke Fulcher, Sr. and husband of Mrs. Mary Frances Williams Fulcher. He was employed at the Norfolk Navy Yard in Portsmouth and was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Raeford and member of Buxton Methodist Church. In addition to his mother and wife he is survived by five daughters [only mentions 4]: Mrs. L.A. Huffer [Husser?], Jr. and Miss Anne Fulcher of the state of Washington, Frances Fulcher and Dorothy Ruth Fulcher of Elizabeth City; one son, Octavius Coke Fulcher, III of Elizabeth City; three sisters [only mentions 2]: Mrs. Ernest Barnett of Norfolk and Mrs. J.J. Cox of Tampa, Fla.; and one grandchild. Funeral services for Mr. Fulcher were conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home in Elizabeth City by Dr. Robert W. Kicklighter, pastor of the Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 22, 1959; pg. 5)

Octavius Coke Fulcher [Sr.]

Funeral services were held at the church in Buxton Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Octavius Coke Fulcher, 69, retired merchant who died at his home in Buxton on Monday, May 28.  Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lela Burrus Fulcher; four children: O.C. Fulcher, Jr. of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Agnes Barnett, Mrs. Florence Barnett and Mrs. Rachel Merriman; two brothers: A.J. Fulcher and Junius Fulcher of Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. Anges Styron of Hatteras and Mrs. Betty Rollinson of Florida.  There are nine grandchildren.  Mr. Fulcher was born in Frisco.  He had reached his 69th birthday a few days before his death.  For many years before being overtaken by failing health, Mr. Fulcher was an outstanding citizen and leading merchant of Hatteras Island.  At one time he was a member of the County Board of Elections and was long active in politics as well a religious activities.  He was a member of Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM of Wanchese.  The body lay in state for sometime prior to the funeral at the Buxton Methodist Church.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. W.B. Gregory & Rev. P.M. Porter of the Hatteras and Kennekeet charges, respectively.  Pallbearers were: W.A. Gray, Ike Jennett, C.P. Brady, U.B. Jennett, Fatio Gray, and Raymond Basnett.  Thirty members of the Masonic fraternity led by Leo Midgett of Manteo, gathered to give final honors which were conducted at the grave.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 1, 1951; pg. 1)

Roy Davis Fulcher

VIRGINIA BEACH - Roy D. Fulcher, 86, passed away Feb. 1, 2011. Roy was born in North Carolina to the late Albin and Alice Fulcher. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 59 years, Emma; daughter, Alice Sykes; son, Roy Fulcher Jr.; three grandchildren, Gene Sykes, Wendy Bagley and Carrie Ray; six great-grandchildren; five brothers, Ross, Walton, Charles, Albin and Dalton. Roy proudly served and retired as a master sergeant after 22 years in the United States Army. He devotedly served in three wars: World War II, Vietnam and Korea. Roy was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. He had many hobbies and interests, such as crabbing, bowling, and playing golf. A visitation will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, today, Feb. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held Friday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. in Salem United Methodist Church, 2057 Salem Road, Virginia Beach, with a reception to follow. The graveside service will be held Saturday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. in the Quidley Family Cemetery in Buxton, N.C(The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, February 3, 2011)

Royce Wood Fulcher
The Coastland Times – Thursday, December 29, 1983; pg. 8A

Shanklin Stowe Fulcher

VIRGINIA BEACH - Shanklin Stowe Fulcher, 62, a retired Coast Guard chief boatswain's mate and commercial fisherman, died in Portsmouth Naval Hospital Tuesday [March 5, 1968]. A native of Frisco, N.C., he lived here 20 years. He was the husband of Mrs. Madeline Wilkerson Fulcher and a son of Arthur J. and Mrs. Mary Midgett Fulcher. He was a founder and a charter member of Thalia Methodist Church.  He retired from the Coast Guard in 1947 after 23 years.  He was a commercial fisherman for 20 years.  Surviving besides his widow are a daughter, Mrs. Mary F. Tillman of Chicago; a step-son, Frank E. Grove of Virginia Beach; two brothers: Arthur J. Fulcher, Jr. of Woodland Hills, California, and Mack Fulcher of Norfolk; three sisters: Mrs. Alice Daughenbaugh, Mrs. Rosa Whedbee, and Mrs. Cynthia Marcos of Norfolk; and a step-sister, Mrs. Carolyn F. Lockie of Gainesville, Fla. A funeral service will be conducted in Twiford Funeral Home in Norfolk on Friday at 4 p.m. by the Rev. E.E. Cox. Burial with full military honor will be in Riverside Memorial Park.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Thomas Leon Fulcher

VIRGINIA BEACH - Thomas Leon Fulcher, 72, a retired Coast Guard veteran of WWII and the Korean War, died Thursday [Dec. 8, 1978] in his home. He was a native of Cape Hatteras. He was a member of Berkley Masonic Lodge #168. Survivors include three sisters: Mrs. Norma Hollomon of Norfolk, Mrs. Melba Stallings of Portsmouth, and Mrs. Thelma Tucker of Virginia Beach; two brothers: Alton Austin of Virginia Beach and Harold Austin of Charleston, S.C. The body was taken to Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. in Riverside Memorial Park in Norfolk by the Rev. Lee H. Beville.  (unknown newspaper and date)

W.T. (William Taunton) Fulcher

NAGS HEAD - Mr. W.T. Fulcher departed this life on the 10th inst., after a protracted illness in which he suffered much and was patient to the end.  He was a good man and to him death had no sting.  His end was peaceful and bright--and a consolation to all who have an abiding faith in Jesus.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, October 17, 1902; pg. 1)

Geraldine A. Austin Fuller

FRISCO - Geraldine A. Austin Fuller, 68, died Friday, February 12 in a Virginia Beach, Va. hospital. Mrs. Fuller, a native of Frisco, was a homemaker and a member of the Little Grove United Methodist Church and the Frisco Assembly of God. She was the daughter of the late George and Maggie Whedbee Austin. She is survived by four daughters: Deanna G. Duncan of Kill Devil Hills, Verna G. Anderson of Hopewell, Va., Georgia F. Hardee of Buxton, and Tana Fuller of Raleigh; three sisters: Lila A. Austin and Aleta A. Gray, both of Hatteras, and Zelda A. Hamilton of Virginia Beach; one brother, Vernon Austin of Wilmington, Del.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Little Grove United Methodist Church on Monday, February 15, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Jim Huskins, Don Brown and George Austin. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 14, 1993)

Ormond White Fuller

BUXTON - Ormond White Fuller, 90, passed away at home surrounded by her three daughters and family on October 8, 2013. She is survived by daughters, Rauna Fuller, Marla Whitehead and husband, Corky, Mary Ormond Morgan and husband, Tim, all of Buxton, NC. She is also survived by her sister, Carol White Dillon of Buxton. She adored her grandchildren, Courtney Whitehead, III, Maude Whitehead Kaiser, Shanley Morgan, and Bryce Morgan. She was especially proud of her grandchild and namesake, Kala Ormond Whitehead. She loved and enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Nathan, and Ruby Whitehead and Hannah and Reid Kaiser.  Ormond was born on December 20, 1922 to Estus P. White and Maude Miller White in Columbia, NC. She was a 1940 graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh, NC and taught in public schools in Raleigh, Wilmington, and finally in her hometown of Buxton. With her husband, George R. Fuller, Jr., she owned and operated the first motel on Buxton beach known as Cape Hatteras Court and opened Ormond’s Clothing Store in 1948, which she owned and operated until her retirement in 1998. Ormond loved to fish and was a founding charter and lifetime member of the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, where she served as President, Secretary, and on the Board of Directors. She also fished for many years with the record winning Hatteras Gulls Fishing Team.  Ormond was an active member of the Order of Eastern Star for sixty years and was a founding charter member of the former Cape Hatteras Chapter 303, where she served as Worthy Matron numerous times. She was a lifetime member at the time of her death of the Coinjock Chapter 218.  She had a great respect for Hatteras Island and the people who live on the island. She had a passion for the study of the history of the island and spent a great amount of time collecting genealogical information on many of the local island families. Her research is well known and respected and has served as the basis for several publications. She was involved in community efforts and served on the board of directors to establish the Fessenden Center in Buxton.  She is loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. She leaves a wonderful example and legacy for each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to live up to and has earned the respect of all who are privileged to have known and loved her.  Funeral services will be conducted by Twiford Funeral Home and held on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Buxton United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Davenport officiating. Burial will follow at Miller Family Cemetery in Buxton. Viewing will be at the church on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The family will receive friends and relatives from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at 50114 Hwy 12 in Buxton following the viewing.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Betty Jean Hooper Fullerton

Mrs. Betty Jean Hooper Fullerton, age 70, of 105 Tulls Bay Drive, Moyock, NC, died Friday, July 30, 2004 at the Albemarle Hospital. Born in Chincoteague, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Dalton and Mary Midgett Hooper, and sister of the late Maxine H. Kuhlmann. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.  Mrs. Fullerton was the loving mother of three daughters: Mrs. Terri Lynch of Virginia Beach, VA, Mrs. Kathy Carroll of Barco, NC, and Mrs. Julia Schimmel of Colorado Springs, CO, and the devoted grandmother of Sean, Ian, Daniel, Sara, Colin, Eric and Austin. Even though we know she’s with her family in heaven now, her cherished presence will be greatly missed by her family left behind.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday August 4, 2004 at 3:30 PM at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, in Manteo, NC. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery in Rodanthe, NC. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, 500 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Laura Jean Fuqua

MANTEO - Laura Jean Fuqua, 56, of Holly Ridge Road, Manteo died Thursday, February 11, 2010 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Manteo, she was the daughter of Rennie Rogers Fuqua of Manteo and the late Robert Lewis Fuqua, Sr. She attended the Roanoke Island Baptist Church.   In addition to her mother, Laura is survived by one brother, Robert L. Fuqua, Jr. and wife Denise of Manteo; two sisters, Susan Sawyer and husband Donny of Moyock and Marie Reed and husband Crist of Manteo; and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM by the Rev. Charles Tyler. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and at other times at her residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 14, 2010; pg. 8A)

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