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Debra D. Gabriel

Debra "Debbie" D. Gabriel, left us to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 after courageously fighting breast cancer for seven years. During this long battle Debbie never complained about her pain or the distress caused by the cancer treatment. She was always ready to help others with a big smile and a gracious heart. Debbie’s compassion for others was evident in everything she did and said. Her passion for teaching allowed her to influence the lives of children and teachers alike. Debbie will be missed and her life will continue to be an inspiration for all who loved her. Debbie is survived by her husband of 33 years Bob Gabriel, her son Bobby Gabriel, Jr. of Little Rock, AR, her daughter, Nicole Gabriel of Kill Devil Hills, her mother Julia D. Manherz of Wintergreen, VA, her brother Tom Duncan of Long Beach, CA and many wonderful uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Debbie was pre-deceased by her father Captain Jack M. Manherz, USNA retired, infant sister, Julia E. Manherz and in-laws George and Mimi Gabriel. A Celebration of Life will be held at Saint Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church, Monday, August 23, 2004, at 5:00 p.m. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Sunday, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Greenville Administrative Resource Center 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27834. 800-282-4914.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

D.W. (Decatur Washington) Gammel [Gamiel, Jr.]

TWO SAD CASES - Collington, NC, Dec. 26, 1908 - On the 22nd of December we had a very sad accident at Collington. Mr. D.M. Gammell [should be D.W. Gaimel] and Mr. John Hill went to Kitty Hawk and there they received from the freight boat 4 gallons of whiskey, from thence they went to Mr. Charley Wilson's in Currituck County to sell their game. Both of the men got drunk then rambled the Sound in their boat until they came to their landing, as they thought. This was about 9 o'clock at night. They left the boat and waded ashore. It being very dark and they being in a stupid condition could not find their way home. The night was very stormy. They were found the next day about 5 o'clock p.m., Dec. 23rd. When found Mr. Gammel was lying on his face on the cold marsh in mud and water, unconscious, but he rallied to consciousness somewhat. He spoke to his son, saying, "Go away John and let me alone. I am dying." He lived about one hour. He was laid to rest on Christmas day in the Wilson Cemetery [should be Melson Cemetery]. Mr. Gammel leaves a wife and seven children, a father and two sisters to mourn their loss. Mr. Hill was found unconscious doubled up lying in a bunch of rushes in mud and water with his jug at his feet. Mr. Hill is recovering fast.  (The Tar Heel (Elizabeth City) - Friday, January 1, 1909; pg. 5)

Decatur Washington Gaimel [Sr.]

COLINGTON NEWS - Mr. D. Gamewell of this place died on July 3rd after about 3 weeks illness. He died from the effects of a paralytic stroke. He was 77 years old. He is survived by a wife and two daughters; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was interred in the Melson Cemetery at this place. He was the oldest man in this section. He was a good man and he will be greatly missed.  (The Tar Heel (Elizabeth City) - Friday, July 9, 1909; pg. 1)

Larry Douglas Gaimel [Sr.]

COLINGTON - Larry Douglas Gaimel, 52, died Friday, October 1 at his residence.  Mr. Gaimel was a retired carpenter and a Methodist.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #388 in Coinjock and served in Vietnam in 1968-69 as a corpman with the first Marine division and four years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.  He was the son of the late Jasper and Nancy Midgett Gaimel and the husband of Genie Outlaw Gaimel.  Besides his wife, surviving are a son, Larry Douglas "Doug" Gaimel of Colington; a sister, Marion G. Daniels of Manteo; and two brothers: Bobby Gaimel of Colington and Donnie Gaimel of Bells Island.  He was predeceased by his sister, Zelda Shirk.  A funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Hilltop Cemetery in Colington by the Rev. Robert Pitsch.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 5, 1999; pg. 8A)

Larry Douglas Gaimel, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Larry Douglas "Doug" Gaimel, Jr., 41, of Colington, did Monday, March 2 at the Outer Banks Hospital.  He was born in Long Beach, Calif. and was a painter.  He was the son of Regina Outlaw Gaimal Zeiner and the late Larry Douglas Gaimel, Sr.  He was a volunteer fireman with the Colington VFD and loved the beach and bass boats.  Mr. Gaimel is survived by his mother, Regina Outlaw Gaimel Zeiner and husband Fritz of Chester, Va.; aunts: Rita Lafferty and Marian Daniels; uncles: Woody Outlaw, Russell Outlaw, Jimmy Outlaw, Maynard Outlaw and wife Sandi, Bobby Gaimel and Donnie Gaimel; special friends Tish and Mary Whitehurst and family; and Doug's friend and hero, Clifton Flowers.  A graveside service will be held at Hilltop Cemetery, Colington, Friday, March 6 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Roger Barnett officiating.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, Thursday from 7 to 8:30 and at other times at the home of Maynard and Sandi Outlaw, Colington Rd., Kill Devil Hills.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 5, 2009; pg. 12A)

KILL DEVIL HILLS - L. Douglas Gaimel, 41, of Kill Devil Hills, died at Outer Banks Hospital, Monday, March 2, 2009. Graveside services will be held at Hill Top Cemetery, today at 1 p.m. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance [Elizabeth City] – Friday, March 6, 2009)

Pearl Midgett Gaimel

WANCHESE - Pearl Midgett Gaimel, 81, of Wanchese, died April 19, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mrs. Gaimel, a native of Colington, was a homemaker and a member of the Colington United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Tilman And Mary Frances Hill Midgett and the widow of Jasper Robert Gaimel. Mrs. Gaimel is survived by one daughter, Marion G. Daniels of Manteo; three sons: Robert Dewayne Gamiel of Manteo, Jasper Donnie Gaimel of Chesapeake, Va. and Larry Douglas Gaimel of Colington; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at the Hilltop Cemetery in Colington on Sunday, April 21 by the Rev. Carroll Daniels. Twiford's Colony Chapel of Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 21, 1991)

Sheldon Alvin Gaimel

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Sheldon Alvin "Ace" Gaimel, 80, of 1873 Colington Road died Thursday, September 4, 2003 at Albemarle Hospital due to complications from Lung Cancer. He was a lifetime resident of Colington and was the son of the late Rayon Decator and Eleanor Meekins Gaimel. Ace was a member of Colington United Methodist Church. He worked for years at the Avalon and Kitty Fishing Piers. He loved fishing and Nascar Winston Cup races. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wilton Gaimel; two sisters, Stella G. Beasley and Helena G. Moore. He is survived by a sister, Evelyn G. Carlisle of Kinston; nephews, Randall Wiggins and Brent Wiggins, both of LaGrange, NC; Charlie R. (Robbie) Beasley of Southern Shores, Dwight Beasley of Long Island, and Kenneth Moore of Colington; nieces, Marilyn Whittington of Manteo, Cathy Eubanks of LaGrange, NC and Rhonda Swift of Miami, FL; great-nephews and nieces including a very special great niece, Kenya L. Whittington of Manteo. Funeral services will be held at the Hilltop Cemetery in Colington on Sunday, September 7th at 2:30 PM. Visitation will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel on Saturday, September 6th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and other times at his home in Colington. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, September 6, 2003)

Wilton Decatur Gaimel

COLINGTON - Wilton Decatur Gaimel, 74, died Oct. 17, at his residence. Mr. Gaimel was born in Colington and was a carpenter. He was a member of the Colington United Methodist Church and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was the son of the late Raybon Decatur Gaimel and the late Eleanor Meekins. Surviving are 3 sisters: Stella G. Beasley and Helena G. Moore of Colington and Evelyn G. Carlisle of Kinston; one brother, Alvin Gaimel of Colington. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 20,  at Colington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating. Burial took place in the Hilltop Cemetery, Colington. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 22, 1995; pg. 2B)

Annie Laura Gallop
[see Esau Edison Gallop]

Bradford Earl Gallop

Bradford Earl Gallop, 65, of the 4100 block of Race St., died Oct. 20, 1995, in his residence. Mr. Gallop was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard and served in it for 16 years. He was a native of Corolla, N.C., and the widower of Bobbie Jean Gallop. Survivors include one daughter, Ruthie Mae Gallop of Virginia Beach; one son, Bobby B. Gallop of Portsmouth; one step-son, Timothy E. Dustin of Portsmouth; his mother, Ruth Henley Tillett; one sister, Joyce Gaus of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Bradford Brian Gallop. The funeral was held Oct. 23, 1995, in Snellings Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Eugene Jones. Burial will be private.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - October 24, 1995)

Collis Alvin Gallop, Jr.

MANTEO -  On Monday June 21, 2010, we lost our son, brother, father, uncle, nephew, and friend, Collis Alvin Gallop Jr. Collis was born on Feb. 25, 1952 in Jarvisburg NC and called Manteo, NC home.  He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Mary Collins and Venus Gallop; niece, Betty Yvette Gallop and stepfather, Ramsom Spence.  He is survived by his mother, Betty Gallop Spence; siblings, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Baker (Mary), Ms. Alena Gallop, Mr. and Mrs. Mellisa Liverman (Allen), Mrs. Cordelia "Pat" Harris, Laten "L.D." Gallop, and Resinold "Peaches" Spence. His sons, Lee Meekins, Joshua Alvin Meekins, and their mother Denise Midgett Graves. His brother and sister,Harris and Janice Burton, and his special "baby sis" Jo Anne Selby.  Collis was beloved by many and tried to be there for anyone that needed him. He is and forever will be missed. We would like to give thanks for the outpouring of love, sympathy, and support in our most difficult of times.  Services will be held on Sunday June 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm at The First Assembly of God Church in Manteo. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, on Saturday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Burial will be in the Haven Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. A reception will be held following the services at the Manteo Lions Club at Wescott Park, Manteo.  Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 24, 2010; pg. 10A)

Elton Fuller Gallop, Jr.

Elton Fuller Gallop, Jr., 54, of Wanchese, died, Monday, October 27, 2003, in Elizabeth City, N.C. Mr. Gallop was born in Wanchese and was retired from marine maintenance. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and had been a member of Roanoke Island Fire Dept for 15 years. He was the son of the late Elton Fuller and Iris Williams Gallop, Sr. and the husband of Clara Hooper Gallop. Besides his wife surviving are two children; Carla Gallop of Wanchese and Elton F. Gallop III of Kill Devil Hills, three sisters; Ruby Johnson of Chesapeake, Va., Rose Whidbee of Va. Beach, Va. and Beryl Williams of Wanchese and two grandchildren; Dusty Lee Gallop and Rachel Michele Gallop. A Celebration Of Life will be held Sunday, November 2, 2003, at 3:00 p.m. in Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Supplee and Dr. David Dalton. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Gallop family. (Twiford Funeral Home)

Erbe Oswald Gallop

WANCHESE - Erbe Oswald Gallop, 83, died Wednesday, June 17, at his residence. Mr. Gallop was born in Wanchese and was a retired commercial fisherman. He attended Wanchese Assembly of God Church and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the son of the late Ezekiel and Eleanor Payne Gallop.  Mr. Gallop is survived by his wife, Mary Forbes Gallop of the residence; one brother, Roscoe Gallop and wife, Gilda of Wanchese; two sisters-in-law, Tessie Clark of Chesapeake, VA and Ruth Tillett of Hampton, VA; and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 3:00 pm with Rev. David Stowe, Rev. Elmo Daniels and Rev. Roger Barnett officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 21, 2009; pg. 8A)

Esau Edison Gallop

A Wanchese couple, victims of murder and suicide by the frantic wife, were buried Wednesday afternoon following services at the Methodist Church in Wanchese. Esau Edison Gallop, 37, and Annie Laura Gallop, his wife, who shot him and then herself, were buried together in the Cudworth Cemetery. The couple were living in Ocean View, Va. at the time of the tragedy Monday afternoon, which had its beginning in the dining room and ended in the living room of their home at 1016 Modoc Avenue. Gallop was a marine engineer, employed by the McAllister Towing Co. The couple had been to Manteo over the weekend. They had been on the verge of separation many times. The wife was hysterical because her husband, she said, did not treat her right and properly provide for herself and family. Present at the time were Barbara Jean Gallop, 12, and the baby, Alice May, 16 months old. The other child, Oswald Edison, 16, was not at home. "I was in the next room when my father was shot," Barbara Jean related. "Then I saw mother come from the dining room into the living room with the gun in her hand. I tried to get it away from her. I grabbed hold of it and yelled. My mother wouldn't let go and the gun was pointing at me. I was afraid it might go off and shoot me. A lady next door yelled to me to get out of the house and come over there, so I ran out of the front door." As Barbara Jean reached the neighbor's house, another shot was heard. This was the one which killed Mrs. Gallop. The little girl said she head no argument prior to the shooting. "But mother had been sick," she said. Sgt. Ernest M. Towe, who investigated for the homicide squad, said that Mrs. Gallop had been treated by a physician for a nervous breakdown earlier in the day. Following the double shooting neighbors and Barbara Jean entered and brought the baby out of the house. Answering a call from neighbors, Towe, Detective Benton and Patrolmen C.F. Sanders and J.L. Skaggs arrived. They found Gallop sprawled on the dining room, beside the shotgun lay Mrs. Gallop, her head shattered by the shotgun blast. The gun had been fired twice. The Gallops had been residing in the Modoc Avenue bungalow for about a year. Mrs. Gallop, daughter of the late Albert and Mrs. Annie Laurie Cudworth Daniels, was a native of Wanchese, where she was a member of the Methodist Church. In addition to the three children, she is survived by three brothers: Curtis Daniels of Manteo, Luther Daniels of Raleigh, and Clyde Daniels of Pittsburgh, Pa., and some half-brothers and sisters. Mr. Gallop, son of Mrs. Delilah Meekins Gallop of Wanchese and the late Marvin Leslie Gallop, also was a native of Wanchese and like his wife, was a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church. Besides the children and his mother, he is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Alice Hayman and Mrs. Stella John, both of Norfolk, and Mrs. Theresa Daniels of Pittsburg; and two brothers: Lawrence Gallop and William Gallop of Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 5, 1952; pg. 1)

Oswald Edison Gallop, 17-year old son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Esau Gallop, who were double victims of a tragedy last week, calls attention of the paper to certain statements concerning which he says were completely in error. We are glad to print his statement which has to do with certain items told to this newspaper by persons who claimed they were familiar with the case, and had heard them made. Young Mr. Gallop says his father was a good provider and worked steadily and brought his pay home to his wife. He also says the couple got along together as good as the average family but recently and for sometime, his mother had been nervous and had suffered spells of depression. That she was in fact being treated for this condition at the time of the tragedy, and his father had just returned to her house with medicine prescribed by a doctor who had treated her that day. This medicine was to quiet her nerves but the tragedy happened before it could be administered and her appearance with the gun was quite unexpected and without any notice. The whole family had been at a loss to understand the reasons for the act, other than her nervous condition. There has been no question as to his being a good provider, and from his work his money was brought home to take care of his family which got along and was cared for as good as the average people in like circumstances; moreover, there had been no plans for separation on the part of the couple.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 12, 1952; pg. 5)

Ezekiel Roscoe Gallop

Ezekiel Roscoe Gallop, 87, of Wanchese died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at his residence. A native of Wanchese, he was the son of the late Ezekiel Gallop and the late Eleanor Payne Gallop. In addition to his parents, Roscoe is preceded in death by his wife, Gilda Stowe Gallop, his 6 brothers, Elwood Gallop, Elton Gallop, Elbert Gallop, Ebert Gallop, Erbe Gallop, Early Gallop and 4 sisters, Elva Gallop Simpson, Elnora Gallop Midgett, Eloise Gallop Payne, and Ezeta Gallop Reber.  He was a member of the Wanchese Assembly of God in Wanchese, founder of Gallop Roofing and was a farmer, fisherman, and boat builder. He will be deeply missed. Mr. Gallop is survived by dozens of nieces and nephews, his closest and dearest friend, Charles Wescott, and John Mark Quidley, one of the many children that Roscoe helped raise. The Funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 18, 2011 at Wanchese Assembly of God by the Rev. Mark Hinson with Bro. Benny O’Neal and Bro. Kenny Midgett assisting. Burial will occur in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Sunday evening from 7 – 9:00 pm at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

Gilda Stowe Gallop

WANCHESE - Gilda Stowe Gallop, 80, of Wanchese died Friday, September 10, 2010 at her residence. Born in Wanchese, she was the daughter of the late Ira T. and Margie Mae Tillett Stowe. She was a member of the Wanchese Assembly of God where she was a former leader of Women’s Ministry, Sunday School teacher and Missionettes teacher. She was very active in church and loved the Lord.  Mrs. Gallop is survived by her husband, Roscoe Gallop of the home; a sister, Dawn S. Midgett of Elizabeth City; two sisters-in-law, Mary Frances Gallop of Wanchese and Rosalie Gallop of Beaufort; and dozens of nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ceil S. Daniels.  A funeral service will be held at the Wanchese Assembly of God on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM by the Rev. Mark Hinson and Kenny Midgett. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and at other times at the residence.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Gladys Hooper Gallop

WANCHESE - Gladys Hooper Gallop, 71, died Wednesday, July 18, at her residence. Mrs. Gallop was a native of Salvo. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Roanoke Island Chapter #79 and the Order of the Amaranth Coastal Court #12 and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Leonard H. and Mrs. Della Pugh Hooper and the wife of Hiram C. Gallop of the home. Besides her husband, Mrs. Gallop is survived by one sister: Eileen H. Ricks of the home. A church service will be conducted Friday, July 20, at 1 p.m. in the Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dick Lewis and Rev. Jerry Jackson. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 20, 1990)

Glenna Midgett Gallop

MANTEO - Glenna Midgett Gallop, 70, of Manteo, died March 4 in a Nags Head Nursing Home. Mrs. Gallop, a native of Manteo, was the daughter of the late Ulysses "Lish" and Mrs. Evelyn Berry Midgett and the widow of Mike Gallop. She was a homemaker and a member of the Manteo Baptist Church. Mrs. Gallop is survived by two sisters: Hilda M. Francis & Eileen Sears, both of Manteo. A Chapel service will be conducted on March 6 in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, with burial to follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 6, 1994)

Harvey Roy Gallop

POWELLS POINT - Harvey Roy Gallop, 66, died Monday, February 3 at his residence. He was a retired driver for TNT Construction Company. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a Methodist. Born in Wanchese, he was the son of the late Elbert Palmer "Pam" and Juanita Midgett Gallop and the husband of the late Callie Lee Gallop. Mr. Gallop is survived by a step-daughter, Millie Newbern of Powells Point; a step-son, Lewis "Buddy" Scarborough of Powells Point; two sisters: Betty Jeanette Etheridge of Wanchese and Eleanore G. Poulnot of Woodstock, Ga.; one brother, Vernon F. GALLOP of Eldora, N.J.; and 7 step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ronnie Midgett officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens in Grandy.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 4, 2003; pg. 10A)

Herrel Luther Gallop

VIRGINIA BEACH - Herrel Luther Gallop, 91, passed away at Sentara Bayside Hospital emergency room on July 2, 2005. Herrel was born in Manteo, N.C., son of the late Hiram Clyde Gallop Sr. and Matilda Midgett. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mildred Jeanette Gallop; a brother, Shelton Gallop; a sister, Lillian Payne; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Mr. Gallop is survived by three sons, John E. German Sr. and wife Julie, Herrel L. Gallop Jr. and wife Pam and Joseph H. Gallop Sr. and wife Linda; two daughters, Gloria German and Laura Scott and husband Glenn; three brothers, Hiram Clyde Gallop Jr., Lincoln Gallop and Julian Gallop; eight sisters, Margaret Twiddie, Mollie Royals, Lucinda Baum, Ruth Creef, Mildred West, Lucille Sykes, Myrkie Stevens and Elizabeth Cox; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Like many of his family members, Mr. Gallop spent much of his life on the seas as a fisherman, Coast Guardsman and Merchant Marine officer. He served in World War II in cargo carrying convoys and he retired with more than 30 years of service with Masters, Mates, and Pilots. He will be remembered as a generous man who loved his family and friends dearly. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, July 5, 2005)

Hiram Clyde Gallop. Jr.

WANCHESE - Hiram Clyde Gallop, Jr., 93, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006 in Sea Level, NC. Mr. Gallop was born in Wanchese and was a waterman and a retired commercial fisherman. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, The Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 and York Rite and a retired member of Master Mates and Pilots. Mr. Gallop was a veteran having served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. He was the son of the late Hiram C. Gallop, Sr. and the late Matilda Midgett Gallop and the widower of Gladys Hooper Gallop. He is survived by eight sisters; Margaret Twiddy and Lucinda Baum, both of Manns Harbor, Molly Royals of Chesapeake, VA, Ruth Creef of Manteo, Mildred West of Wanchese, Lucile Sykes of Virginia Beach, Myrtle Stevens of Norfolk and Elizabeth Cox of Aydlette; two brothers, Lincoln Gallop of Beaufort, SC and Julian Gallop of Currituck and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Lillian Payne and two brothers, Shelton Gallop and Herrel L. Gallop. A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Dave Coxson officiating. Burial will take place in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Saturday, May 6th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, assisted the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 7, 2006; pg. 12A)

Janice Midgett Gallop

WANCHESE - Janice Midgett Gallop, 66, most recently a resident of Colerain, but a lifelong resident of Wanchese died August 14.  She was born on April 16, 1942, the daughter of the late Frank and Bernice Midgett.  She was an avid lover of BINGO.  She was predeceased in death by her parents, and her loving husband of 30 years, Elbert Eugene Gallop.  Mrs. Gallop is survived by her children, one son, Ferrell E. “Bud” Gallop and wife, Robin Whitt Gallop of Wanchese, three daughters, Pamela Machie and husband, John Machie of Colerain, Tammy Gomez of Windsor and Teresa Gallop of Engelhard.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Casey, Whitney and Kaley Gallop, Kit Davis, Daisy Pierce and husband, David, Tiffany Machie, Logan Machie, Christina Gomez and husband, Martin, Paula Gomez, Juan Gomez  and Megan Gallop along with 10 great grandchildren.  She also leaves behind many other family members.  The viewing will be held at Twiford’s Funeral Home in Manteo on Saturday between  7-8:30 pm and the funeral will be held at Twiford’s Funeral Home on Sunday at  2 pm. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery.  The family will be receiving friends and relatives at the home of Bud and Robin Gallop in Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 17, 2008; pg. 10A)

[Kenneth] Fillmore Gallop

WANCHESE MAN SHOT FATALLY; BROTHER HELD; HEARING TODAY - MANTEO - A Dare County youth has been charged in an open homicide warrant in the fatal shooting of his brother early Thursday [Feb. 19,1976]. Tex Ray Gallop, 16, of Wanchese, is being held after his brother, Filmore Gallop, 20, of Wanchese, was pronounced dead at Memorial Clinic about 1 a.m. Thursday. A degree of the charge will be determined if probable cause is found at a preliminary hearing today. According to Manteo Police Chief, Hatton Midgett, Jr., there were three witnesses to the shooting. Midgett said the brother had argued in a tavern before they went to a parking lot. According to Midgett, the witnesses said Tex Gallop opened the trunk of his car, removed a rifle, took its magazine from the front seat of the car, inserted it, and fired four shots at his brother who was standing about 12 feet away. Officer Ronald Wilder was in the police station about 100 yards away and heard the shots. He saw Tex Gallop drive from the parking lot and he followed at speeds to 100 miles per hour, but was unable to stop the suspect. A roadblock was erected, blocking routes from Wanchese. Wilder arrested Gallop at his home, Midgett said Gallop resisted arrest but that no shots were exchanged. Midgett said the weapon believed used in the shooting, a semiautomatic, was recovered at the Gallop home. The victim's body was taken to Elizabeth City for an autopsy. Midgett said he did not know how many times Gallop was hit but that the fatal shot struck his stomach. An unidentified nurse administered first aid to the victim at the scene of the slaying. Midgett said his department was trying to locate her Thursday. The investigation is headed by Wilder, with Midgett and the State Bureau of Investigation assisting. It is the first homicide for the local officers and the first in Dare County since 1967. Brenda Joyce Holland, a member of "The Lost Colony" production staff was found slain in July 1967. Her slaying remains unsolved. The victim was a son of Earl F. and Mrs. Rosalie Austin Gallop. He was a member of Wanchese Assembly of God Church. Other survivors include three sisters: Misses Eleanor D. Gallop, Kimberly Renee Gallop, and Dana Marlena Gallop; and two brothers: Tex Ray Gallop, and John Michael Gallop, all of Wanchese. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 2:30 in Wanchese Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Robert Smith. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. The body will be taken from Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo to the church.  (unknown newspaper and date)

Lila Mae Miller Gallop

IN MOYOCK - Mrs. Lila Mae Miller Gallop, 69, died in Chesapeake General Hospital Thursday [Aug. 19, 1982] following a long illness. Graveside services were held Sunday in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Don Staton of Virginia Beach. Twiford's Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Gallop was a native of Kitty Hawk and the daughter of the late Edward B. and Mrs. Girthney Perry Miller. She was the wife of the late Paul E. Gallop. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. A.J. (Paula) Whitlow of Moyock, Mrs. Sandra Wotring of Great Bridge and Mrs. Gertie Myers of Moyock; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Miller of Virginia Beach; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - August 25, 1982; pg. 11)

Marvin Leslie Gallop

Funeral services for Marvin Leslie Gallop, 70, who died Friday [Aug. 17, 1951] at his home in Wanchese, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Wanchese Methodist Church by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor.  Burial was in the Tillett Cemetery.  Mr. Gallop was a native and lifelong resident of Wanchese and Dare County, son of Peter G. and Carolina Daniels Gallop, husband of Delilah Meekins Gallop.  He was a retired fisherman and a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church.  Surviving besides his wife are three sons: Easu and William Hardesty Gallop of Norfolk and Lawrence Gallop of Wanchese; three daughter: Mrs. Alice Hayman of Norfolk, Mrs. Theresa Daniels of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. Stella John of Wanchese; one brother, Ezekiel Gallop of Wanchese; five sisters: Mrs. Eleazer Tillett, Mrs. Dora Davis, Mrs. Martha Etheridge, Mrs. Lilly Daniels and Mrs. Carrie Green, all of Wanchese; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers were E.C. Green, Casper Meekins, Joe Meekins, W.E. Daniels, H.C. Simpson and W.C. Saunders.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 24, 1951; pg. 8)

 Mitchell McKinley Gallop

Mitchell McKinley Gallop, 46, of Manteo, known to his friends as "Mike", died Tuesday night in Albemarle Hospital after an illness of 9 days. He was a native of Currituck County and lived in Manteo for the past 22 years. He was the son of the late Peter and Flora Belle Montague Gallop, a foreman for the National Park Service, a member of Manteo Baptist Church, a veteran of WW II, having served in the U.S. Air Force, a member of the Manteo Fire Dept., and a member of the Toastmasters Club. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Glenna Yvonne Midgett Gallop; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Lumber of Portsmouth and Mrs. Lillian Waterfield of Grandy; one brother, Paul Gallop of Clarksville, Md. A funeral service was conducted Thursday afternoon in the Manteo Baptist Church by the Rev. William S. Brown. Burial was in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 19, 1965)

Oswald Edison Gallop

ELIZABETH CITY - Oswald Edison "Oz" Gallop, 63, died Tuesday, September 28, in Albemarle Hospital. Born in Norfolk, Va., he was a retired ferry engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation and a member of the Church of Christ. He served as a Merchant Marine and in the U.S. Air Force. He was the son of the late Esau Edison Gallop and Annie Laurie Daniels Gallop and the husband of Elizabeth Ann Baum Gallop of the residence. Also surviving are a step-daughter, Kristina Wise of Milton, Fla.; two step-sons: William Wise of Elizabeth City and Donald Walke of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters: Barbara Meekins and Alice Creef, both of Manteo; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Country Chapel Church with the Rev. Horace Cooper and the Rev. Jeff Cooper officiating. Burial followed in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge of arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, October 7, 1999; pg. 9A)

Warren Gallop

WANCHESE - Captain Warren Gallop, 92, of E.R. Daniels Road, Wanchese died Saturday, April 3, 2010 at his residence. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Marion and Alethia Midgett Gallop. He was a retired merchant seaman having served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and later was a charter boat captain. He was a Gideon, an adviser with Women's Aglow, and a member of the American Legion.  Mr. Gallop is survived by his wife, Margie Miller Gallop of the home; four daughters, Lynda Gallop, Brenda Swain and Margie Tillett all of Wanchese and Judy Lawrence of Edenton; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Emelis Gallop.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo by the Rev. Mark Hinson.  Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 William McClaude Gallop

William McClaude Gallop, or Claude as he was known, went into glory peacefully and surrounded by family August 30, 2008 in Nags Head, North Carolina. Originally from Harbinger, North Carolina (Currituck County), William Gallop was born in 1929. He completed high school in the historically black Currituck Training School system in Currituck while working alongside his parents and brothers and sisters on the family farm. He was a stand out high school basketball player and a youth who earned a reputation as a hard worker and sharp dresser. Throughout his youth, Claude Gallop could be found working in the dining rooms of many of the finest restaurants and hotels on the Outer Banks beaches.  Claude served his country honorably in the United States Army. He later graduated from North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro and completed coursework at Springfield College in Massachusetts, and SUNY Cortland and SUNY Brockport in New York. Seeking better opportunity, Claude and his beloved wife and soul mate the late, Matilda "Ann" S. Gallop moved from Greensboro, North Carolina, where they taught for several years, to Rochester, New York where the couple raised three daughters and built successful teaching careers in the Rochester City Schools.  Claude would later become the first African American teacher in the Webster, New York school district where he became known lovingly as "Mr. G." He also was a successful athletic coach in football, basketball and baseball. An enthusiastic educator with a strong commitment to the student learning experience, he mentored and tutored countless youth through academic and personal difficulties throughout the Greater Rochester community. Concerned with the welfare of all youth, he touched the lives of many students, parents, colleagues and friends with his sincere devotion and compassion. Well-known as a very caring and generous man, Claude was loved and admired for his jovial, positive, and fun-loving spirit that brought a smile to all.  During his life, he participated in basketball and baseball leagues and made yearly road trips with his buddies to see home games of his beloved Cleveland Browns. He was a member of the Aenon Missionary Baptist Church and the North Carolina A & T State University Alumni Association (Rochester, NY Chapter). He enjoyed traveling, dancing, dining out, attending sporting events, socializing with long-time friends at their retired men’s breakfast and lunch groups, and spending time with family, friends, and former students.   William M. "Claude" Gallop is survived by his three daughters, Courtney N. Gallop of Nags Head, NC; Gerda D. Gallop (Maurice) Goodman of Philadelphia, PA; and Deirdre P. Gallop-Purefoy of Alexandria, VA; one grandson, Julien A. Johnson of Nags Head, NC; one granddaughter, Olivia Ann Purefoy of Alexandria, VA; two sisters, Pauline Jones of Greensboro, NC and Pocahontas Ivey of Powells Point, NC; two brothers, Johnnie Gallop of Norfolk, VA and Wilbert Lee Gallop of Augusta, GA; 1 sister-in-law, Angela Scarborough of Virginia Beach, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and special former students.   A graveside funeral service will be held Friday September 5, 2008, at 11:30 am at White Haven Memorial Park in Perinton, NY. The Reverend James L. Cherry, Sr. will officiate. Arrangements were entrusted to Gallop Funeral Services, Inc., Nags Head, NC and Millard E. Latimer & Son Funeral Directors, Rochester, New York.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, September 4, 2008; pg. 12A)

William McClaude "Claude" Gallop, 79, died in Nags Head on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008. A graveside service will be held at White Haven Memorial Park in Perinton, N.Y., on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. Nags Head, and Millard E. Latimer & Son Funeral Directors Rochester, N.Y., are in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] – Wednesday, September 3, 2008)

Kevin Andrew Gamiel

Kevin Andrew Gamiel, 46, of Manteo, NC, died on August 6, 2014. Born in Newport News, VA, he was the son of the late Sandra Williams Gamiel Merrit and Robert Dewayne Gamiel.  Mr. Gamiel was an independent consultant in the computer science industry.  Kevin is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Cloninger Gamiel; one son, Paul Robert Gamiel; two daughters, Marcia Caroline Mode and Laura Elizabeth Mode; a brother, Mark Gamiel and wife Jennifer; and two nieces, Elizabeth Gamiel Daniels and Emily Dare Gamiel.  A memorial service will take place at St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church on Saturday, August 9th at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Phil Glick officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)  (Photo from Facebook)

Robert Dewayne Gamiel

Robert Dewayne “Bobby” Gamiel, 75, of Colington, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC. Born in Colington on September 21, 1938, he was the son of the late Jasper Robert “Jep” Gaimel and Nancy Pearl Midgette Gaimel.  He was a retired self-employed brick layer and commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Bricklayers Union #1 of Maryland, Virginia and D.C.,  Manteo Lodge #521 AF&AM, the Dare County Shrine Club, and the Scottish Rite.  Mr. Gamiel served in the U.S. Army as a part of the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. Navy, becoming a member of the All American Airborne Association.  Mr. Gamiel is survived by his wife of 26 years, Amy Carol Midgett Gamiel; two sons, Mark Gamiel and wife, Jennifer of Manteo and Kevin Gamiel and wife, Elizabeth of Manteo; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Ross Gamiel and Emily Dare Gamiel; one grandson, Paul Robert Gamiel; two step-granddaughters, Laura and Caroline Mode; a sister, Marion G. Daniels of Manteo; and a brother, Jasper D. Gamiel and wife, Nancy of Currituck. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Zelda Marie Shirk; a brother, Larry Douglas Gaimel, Sr; and three nephews, Ted Hayes, Jr., Lance Hayes and Doug Gaimel, Jr.  A funeral service will be held at Coastal Family Church on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm with Pastors Stephen Wescott and Kenny Midgett officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives one-half hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be at Hilltop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Dare County Shrine Club, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Maryetta Dunivin Garber

MANTEO - Maryetta Dunivin Garber, 77, died Sunday, October 17 at her residence.  Mrs. Garber was born in Beaver Creek, Va., was past president of the Woodmar Garden Club and was a real estate agent.  She was the daughter of the late Alvin J. and Grace Miller Dunivin.  She is survived by her husband, W. Galen Garber of the residence; one daughter, Suzanne Garber Evans of Reston, Va.; one son, Michael G. Garber of Manteo; one sister, Winifred Knott of Alexandria, Va.; two brothers: Joseph and John Dunivin, both of Woodbridge, Va.; and four grandchildren: Susannah G. Burke, Elizabeth Evans, Michael Garber, Jr. and Bennett Burke.  Graveside services will be held Thursday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. at the Manteo Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Jennings officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel is handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 19, 1999; pg. 14A)

Wilmer Galen Garber

MANTEO, NC - Wilmer Galen Garber, 84, died Sunday, May 27, 2007 at his residence. Born in Sangersville, VA, he was the son of the late Dwight Wilmer Garber and Blanche Ruff Garber and was the widower of Maryetta Dunivin Garber. He was a retired pig farmer and was an avid fisherman.   Mr. Garber is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Garber Evans and husband Gary of New York, NY; a son, Michael Galen Garber and wife Susan of Manteo, NC; a brother, J. Manley Garber of Woodbridge, VA; and four grandchildren, Jeff Evans, Beth Evans, Michael Garber, Jr., and Susannah Burke.   A private memorial service will be held at a later date.   Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the Garber family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Agnes A. Hooker Gard (see also Guard)

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Agnes A. Gard, 86, died December 29 in Buxton. Her last days were spent surrounded by her loving family. She was known as "Grandmother" to all who loved her. She is survived by two daughters: Geraldine Stamper and Evelyn Hedrick, both of Buxton; daughter-in-law, Mary S. Gard of Chesapeake; five grandsons: John Lanier and wife Audrey and their son Johnny and family, all of Vero Beach, Fla., Robin Gard of Chesapeake, Douglas Stamper and daughter Michelle of Chesapeake; Ken Jennette, Cindy and sons Kane, Dustin and Matthew of Buxton, and Michael Stamper and wife Jennifer and son Steven; and two granddaughters: Tracey Hooper and husband john and their two daughters, Amber and Abby of Buxton, and Stacey Jennette of Elizabeth City; three brothers" Caleb Hooker, Cecil Hooker and Wilbert Hooker and sister-in-law Effie Hooker, all of Elizabeth City; as well as many loving nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert A. Gard, and great-grandsons, Robert E. Hooper and Joey Lanier. A funeral service was conducted Monday, Dec. 31 at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, January 6, 2002; pg. 13A)

 Albert Wilson Gard

Capt. Albert Wilson Gard, who died of heart failure Saturday night [May 19, 1923] aboard his steamer while on the run from Newport News to Smithfield, Va., was buried here Monday afternoon with Masonic and Oddfellows honors, the funeral having been conducted from the home of Mrs. W.H. Weatherly, Sr., sister-in-law of the deceased. Capt. Gard was 52 years old. He was born in Dare County but had lived in Elizabeth City from a child until about 20 years ago when he went to Virginia to operate steamers for the Old Dominion Steamship Co. He died on a run that he had been following for many years. He is survived by hi wife who was Miss Elizabeth White of Hertford; three sons, A.W. Guard, Jr. of this city, and Thos. and Harry Guard of Smithfield; and two sisters, Mrs. E.M. Burton and Mrs. Cora Gard Mason, both of Norfolk.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City] - Friday, May 25, 1923; pg. 10)

Alphonzo C. Gard

Alphonzo C. Gard, 79, died Friday morning [Feb. 23, 1963] at the home in Elizabeth City following a long illness. He was a native of Manns Harbor and had lived in Elizabeth City for the past 36 years. He was a retired commercial fisherman, son of the late William T. and Missouri Midgett Gard, and was a member of the City Road Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Hooper Gard; two sons, William R. Gard of Norfolk and Robert M. Gard of Richmond; step-mother, Mrs. Sally Gard of Norfolk; one sister, Mrs. Missouri Hooper of Norfolk; one-half sister, Mrs. Gertrude Midgett of Ocean View; one-half brother, Will Gard Of Norfolk; 3 grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 1, 1963)

Buster Brown Gard
The Coastland Times - November 1942

Cassie Rogers Gard

MANNS HARBOR WOMAN DIES FRIDAY AFTERNOON - Mrs. Cassie Rogers Gard of Manns Harbor, who had been in ill health for some time and who became suddenly worse about a week ago, died at her home about 4 o'clock Friday afternoon [Nov. 24, 1944]. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Manns Harbor. Mrs. Gard, who was about 70 years of age, was the widow of the late Alonzo Gard who died about 2 years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Lonie Gard of Manns Harbor; two brothers: V.S. Rogers and Raymond Rogers of Manteo; three sisters: Mrs. C.H. Creef and Mrs. George Twyne of Manteo and another sister [not named] of South Creek; and a number of nieces and nephews.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 1, 1944; pg. 1)

Cora Hayman Gard
The Coastland Times - August 19, 1966; pg. 8

Elsie Tillett Gard

Mrs. Elsie Tillett Gard, 58, a native of Dare County and a resident of Manns Harbor all of her life, died Wednesday November 20th in Columbia Hospital after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Cynthia Hayman and Thomas Avery Tillett. She is survived by her husband, Alva Davis Gard and two brothers, Marvin Troy Tillett of Norfolk and Thomas N. Tillett of Manns Harbor. A member of the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church of Manns Harbor, the funeral was held at that church by the Rev. C.R. Olson, pastor, assisted by the Rev. W.R. Beasley, pastor of the Assembly of God Church. Interment was in the family plot in Twiford Cemetery in Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 22, 1963)

Eva Rogers Gard

NORFOLK, VA. - Eva Rogers Gard, 96, left this earth to be with her Lord Thursday, the fifth day of September, 1996. She was the widow of the late Jessie T. Gard and the daughter of the late James B. Rogers nd Amy R. Wright. she was born in Duck, N.C. in April 1900 and was preceded in death by her only son, Jesse Colon Gard, and her 2 sisters, Ellen R. Scarborough and Pearl W. Gard. She was a member of the Little Creek Congregational Methodist Church. Survivors include her great niece, Pat Bray and her husband James, and their 2 children, Amy And Sara; her great-nephews, Michael L. Nash and his 2 children, Eva And Charlie; nieces and nephews, James Scarborough of Corolla, Ray Scarborough of Duck, Blanche Utz of Duck, Melba Perry of Kitty Hawk, Marleen Ward of Manns Harbor and a host of great nieces, nephews and cousins; and her lifelong friend and companion of recent years, Esther B. Russell. A funeral service will be conducted at Duck United Methodist Church Sept. 8, 1996 by the Rev. David Clift. Burial will follow in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk, N.C. Twiford Funeral Home in Great Bridge is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 8, 1996)

Grover Cleveland Gard

Grover Cleveland Gard, 61, a fisherman of Manns Harbor, N.C., died Wednesday, July 26, 1961 at 1:30 a.m. in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, N.C. after a three-day illness. A life-long resident of Manns Harbor, he was the son of the late William Thomas "Tom" Gard and Sallie Hayman Gard, who is still living, and the husband of Sibyl Midgett Gard. Surviving besides his mother and his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Lina Gard Sakis of Norfolk, Va.; a son, Roger Gard of Manns Harbor; a sister, Mrs. Sumner Midgett (Gertrude) of Norfolk; a brother, William "Will" M. Gard of Route 4, Norfolk; a half-sister, Mrs. E.O. "Edd" Hooper (Missouri) of Norfolk; two half-brothers: A.C. "Vonzo" Gard and J.T. "Pink" Gard, both of Elizabeth City; and one grandson, Gary Gard of Manns Harbor. A funeral service will be conducted in Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, of which he was a member, Thursday, July 27, 1961 at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Charles R. Olsen, pastor, and the Rev. Robert "Bobby" W. Beasley, pastor of Manns Harbor International Pentecostal Assembly, which Mr. Gard attended. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery, plot No. 27. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, N.C. to the church at 2 p.m. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.  (unknown newspaper - July 1961)  Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock.

H.L. [Henry Lonzo] Gard

H.L. GARD DIED AT MANNS HARBOR RECENTLY - H.L. Gard of Manns Harbor died at his home soon after Christmas [Dec. 29, 1942], six weeks after the death of his son, Buster Gard. He is survived by his widow, Cassie Rogers Gard; one son, Ottis Gard; and one grandchild.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 22, 1943; pg. 1)

Jeanette Tillett Gard

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Jeanette Tillett Gard, 66, died Sunday, January 18 at a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mrs. Gard was born in Kitty Hawk and was retired from the Dare Co. School System. She worked at the Board of Education for 15 years, served as the principal at Kitty Hawk Elementary School and later served as the assistant principal at Kitty Hawk Elementary and First Flight Elementary Schools. She was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, a graduate of East Carolina University, an active member of Delta-Kappa-Gamma, Dare County Chapter and the Outer Banks Garden Club. Mrs. Gard was the daughter of Zora Parker Tillett of Kitty Hawk and the late Avery Tillett. She was the wife of William E. "Bill" Gard of Kill Devil Hills. Besides her mother and husband, she is survived by 2 daughters: Janet G. McQueen of Farmville, Va. and Susan G. Nelson of Kill Devil Hills; one sister, Sheryl Ann Tillett Viverette of Rocky Mount; one niece; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at Austin Cemetery with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating. Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 20, 1998)

Jesse T. Gard

JESSE T. GARD DIES FIGHTING GRASS FIRE - NORFOLK -- Jesse T. Gard, 64-year old retired Coast Guardsman, died Friday while putting out a grass fire in back of his home. Capt. Gard lived on 15th Street, East Ocean View. He apparently suffered a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Kitty Hawk Methodist Church. Mr. Gard had suffered a heart attack last August. Firemen attempted to revive him after the fatal attack Friday with a resuscitator. He was the son of the late George Ellard and Mrs. Ida Mann Gard of Manns Harbor and the husband of Mrs. Eva Rogers Gard. He was a native of Manns Harbor. Besides the widow, Mr. Gard is survived by a son, Jesse C. Gard of Norfolk; a brother, Milton Gard of Kitty Hawk; a half-brother, Carl Gard of Colington; a half-sister, Mrs. Ida Butler of Kill Devil Hills; and nieces and nephews. Capt. Gard was one of the most popular men in Dare County, having served at several stations and had been in command at Creed's Hill and Paul Gamiel's Hill units. He had been living in the Norfolk area for the past 20 years. The funeral was directed by Twiford Funeral Home and services conducted at the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church by Rev. Stanly Snead at 2 p.m. Sunday. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Coast Guard. Active pallbearers were Ray Scarborough, James A. Scarborough, Weldon B. Gard, Nathan D. Etheridge, J. Utz and Orvin L. Nash. Burial was in the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 27, 1959; pg. 4)

Margaret Estelle Gibbs Gard

MANNS HARBOR - Margaret Estelle Gibbs Gard, 90, died Friday, September 26, at her residence. She was born on March 21, 1913 to Herman and Bertha Tillett Gibbs. She was the wife of the late Alton E. Gard, Sr.  Mrs. Gard is survived by four daughters, Rachel Twiddy of Manns Harbor, Myra Twiddy and husband Andrew of Manns Harbor, Arlene Basnight and husband Louie of Manns Harbor and Amy Kelvy of Spruce Pine, NC; two sons, Alton Elroy Gard, Jr and wife Lydia of Manns Harbor, Alvin Ferrell Gard and wife Irma of Henderson, NC; three sisters, Jennie Creef and Inez Gibbs of Manns Harbor and Rev. Bess G. Hunnings of Durham; one brother, Robert Gibbs of Derry, NH; twenty three grandchildren, thirty three great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Monday, September 29, 2003 at 2:00 PM. A graveside service will be held immediately following at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at Twiford’s Colony Chapel on Sunday, September 28, 2003 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and at the home of Amelia Twiddy, 6393 Preston Twiford Road, Manns Harbor at other times.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 28, 2003; pg. 6A)  [Photograph taken and kindly submitted by Mary Hayman Kemp.]

Mary Midgett Gard

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Mary Midgett Gard, 88, of 1003 Tuscarora Ave., a native of Avon and the widow of John H. Gard, died Sunday [Dec. 25, 1983] in Albemarle Hospital. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Doris G. Cowell of Elizabeth City; two sons: Wilton F. Gard of Elizabeth City and William E. Gard of Kill Devil Hills; three sisters: Edith Midgett of Arlington, Va., Dorothy Kruppa of Bethesda, Ma. and Becky Walker of Midland, Texas; a brother, Edwin Midgett of Elizabeth City; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The graveside funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in New Hollywood Cemetery by the Rev. A.D. Byrd. Twiford Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA]- Monday, December 26, 1983)

Ottis Troy Gard

Ottis Troy Gard, 63, died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday morning, November 17, while fishing nets in Croatan Sound. He had been ill for 2 years but was not confined to bed. Mr. Gard, who was a native and lifelong resident of Manns Harbor, was the son of the late Henry Lonzo and Cassie Rogers Gard. He was a machine operator for the N.C. State Highway Commission for 34 years. He served in the Navy during World Ward I. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Tressie Midgette Gard. Funeral services were held in Mount Carmel Methodist Church in Manns Harbor, of which he was a member, Monday afternoon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 23, 1962)

Sibyl Midgett Gard

MANNS HARBOR - Sibyl Midgett Gard, 92, died Friday, July 28 at a Chesapeake, Va. hospital.  Mrs. Gard was born in Manns Harbor and was a homemaker.  She attended First Assembly of God Church in Manteo.  She was the daughter of the late John Edgar and Antha Midgett and the widow of Grover Cleveland Gard.  She is survived by one daughter, Lina Briggs of Manns Harbor, and one son, Roger Gard of Manns Harbor; one grandson, Gary Gard of Chesapeake, Va.; one step-granddaughter, Deborah Carlucci of Virginia Beach, Va., and 7 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held July 30 at Twiford's Colony Chapel with the Rev. Thomas G. Grinder officiating and the Rev. Ron Denham assisting.  Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Visitation ill be at the home of the daughter & son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Earl Briggs, of Manns Harbor.  Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 30, 1995)

Will Gard

FELL 100 FEET ON FLAT ROCK - The remains of Will Gard arrived in this city last Sunday morning after having been delayed in transit from Edinburg, Va. for more that 24 hours. The funeral services were conducted over the remains from the home of his brother, Captain Cordel Gard on Southern Avenue, Sunday afternoon by Rev. I.N. Loftin and the interment took place in the Episcopal Cemetery. Mr. Gard was employed by a bridge construction company at Edinburg at the time of the accident which resulted in his death. Information as to his death has been very meager but it has been learned that he fell from a great height on a flat rock. The body was badly broken up. Mr. Gard was 37 years old. He is survived by a wife and three children who reside in Berkley, Va.  (The Tar Heel (Elizabeth City) - Friday, December 3, 1909; pg. 7)

William E. Gard

KITTY HAWK, NC - William E. “Bill” Gard, 75, died Friday, December 8, 2006 at the Outer Banks Hospital. He was born in Elizabeth City, NC on August 5, 1931, was a graduate of the Elizabeth City High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Korean War. In 1953 Gard married Jeannette Tillett of Kitty Hawk and worked with W.T. Grant Company for 11 years before moving back home to the Outer Banks in 1964.   As the owner and operator of Gard's Variety Store, he became very involved in the early civic activities of Dare County. Gard was a volunteer fireman for the Kill Devil Hills Fire Department and was elected Fire Chief of the department in 1973. In 1986 he became the first paid Fire Chief for the town of Kill Devil Hills and proudly served in that position until his retirement in 1994. He was also a Past President of the North Carolina Fire Chief's Association.  He was elected to the Kill Devil Hills Town Council in 1970 and served until 1974. He was one of five men to plan Duck Woods Country Club and served as its President in 1975. Gard was a founding member of the Kiwanis Club, and active Mason and Shriner, and a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  Gard was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Jeannette Tillett Gard. He is survived by two daughters, Susan Nelson and husband Mark of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Janet McQueen and husband Gary of Farmville, VA; two sisters-in-law, Sheryl Tillett and husband George Viverette and Morgia Worth Gard all of Rocky Mount, NC; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, four nephews and three nieces.  A graveside service will be held on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 11:00 AM at the Austin Cemetery by the Rev. Brad Bradshaw. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel on Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 and other times at the residence.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

William Riley Gard

NORFOLK, VA. - William Riley Gard, 75, of Norfolk, died April 8 at his residence. He was born in Manns Harbor, the son of the late Alfonzo C. and Lucy Hooper Gard. He was the widower of Mattie Koonce Gard. Mr. Gard retired as a Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, and was also retired from civil service. He worked for the Westinghouse Corp. as an engineer. He was the author of numerous navy engineering manuals. He was a member of the North East Masonic Lodge #1095 in Waukegan, Ill. and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and was a member of the Fleet Reserve. Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Charlesworth Sawyer of Richmond, Va.; one son, William R. Gard, Jr. of Manassas, Va.; one brother, Robert Maxwell Gard of Hopewell, Va.; eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 11, in Twiford Funeral Home, Ghent Chapel, with the Rev. Terry Bock officiating. Burial with full Masonic Rites and full military honors was in the Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 12, 1994)

Gilmer Smithwicke Gardner

MANTEO - Gilmer Smithwicke Gardner, 76, died Monday, July 17 in a Nags Head nursing home.  Mr. Gardner, born in Dardens, was a retired accountant and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He was the son of the late David W. and Minnie Berry Gardner.  Mr. Gardner is survived by his wife, Patricia Purio Gardner of the residence; a daughter, Rachelle Susan Garber of Manteo; a sister, Bonnie Berry Maltby of Dallas, Texas; and three grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday, July 20 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Bruce Warrington officiating.  Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 20, 2000; pg. 6A)

Patricia Purio Gardner

MANTEO, NC - Patricia Purio Gardner, 89, of Manteo, died Friday October 5, 2007, in Nags Head. Mrs. Gardner was born in Fresno, California and was a homemaker.  Mrs. Gardner was the daughter of the late Louis and Rachael Purio and the wife of the late Gilmer Smithwicke Gardner.  Surviving are her daughter: Rachelle Susan Garber and husband Mike of Manteo and three grandchildren: Kevin Wallace Rachelle Wallace and Braedan Wallace.  A celebration of life will be Monday October 8, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in Twiford’s Colony Chapel by the Rev. Bettie Francis. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Sharon Tillett Garner

CHESAPEAKE – Sharon Tillett Garner, 47, died December 22, 2003 at Chesapeake General Hospital. Mrs. Garner was born in Elizabeth City, NC to Polly and Jack G. “Rosser” Tillett of Chesapeake. She worked for Hiller Systems, and loved being with her family. Mrs. Garner was predeceased by her brother, David Wayne Tillett.  Besides her parents, she is survived by her children, Sarah and Clayton Garner of Chesapeake; three sisters, Vonda T. Michael and husband Vernon, Paula T. Magruder and husband Larry, Eva Tillett and husband Bruce Pierce all of Chesapeake; one brother, Jack Tillett Jr. of Murfreesboro, NC ; and a host of nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am in the Tillett Family Cemetery, Wanchese, NC with Rev. Charles Etheridge officiating. The family will receive friends at the Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake on Friday from 7:00 until 8:30 pm.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 28, 2003; pg. 14A)

Inez Twiford Garrelfs
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1992; pg. 9A

Bartlett Fearing Garrison

An 84 year-old bicycle rider was killed instantly near Manteo Thursday of last week [Nov. 8, 1962] in a head-on collision with a car. Highway patrolman H.W. Pridgen said Bartlett Fearing Garrison of Wanchese was riding about 1 1/2 feet in the wrong lane when hit by a car driven by Mrs. Sandra Jean Robertson McCarter, 28, of Manteo. The accident occurred 1/2 mile east of Manteo on u.s. 64. It raised the 1962 highway death toll to 6 in dare county--three within a week--and pushed the 7-county district's toll to 32, a record. Garrison was a retired merchant. He was the son of Jonathan and Mrs. Sarah Daniels Garrison. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Daniels Garrison; a son, John T. Garrison, Jr. of Manteo; 2 grandchildren. A funeral service was held Saturday in Wanchese Assembly Of God Church by the Rev. Charles Etheridge, pastor, the Rev. Harold Leatherman, pastor of Mt. Olivet Methodist church, and the Rev. Carrol Daniels. Burial was in the church cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 16, 1962)

Dorothy Stetson Garrison

Dot Garrison, 88, a native of Colington, passed away in her sleep on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at her home in Manteo. Dot was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and along with her husband and Tom and Erma Beacham, started the Order of the Amaranth Coastal Court #12 in Manteo where she was a past Royal Matron and Grand Royal Matron from 1973-1974. She was also a member of the Roanoke Island Chapter #79 Order of the Eastern Star where she served as past Matron in 1979.  Born November 2, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Leven W. and Sara Jarvis Stetson and was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Garrison, Sr.  Her family includes two children, Connie G. Gray and John T. Garrison, Jr both of Manteo; two granddaughters, Dana Collins and Pamela Butler; two grandsons, Jeffrey and Daniel Bart Garrison; six great grandchildren, Jason, Michelle, Keith, Michael, J.T. and Michaella; one great -great granddaughter, Piper Gray Boone; and her sister, Bernice Shepherd. Dot was predeceased by her sisters, Myrtle Elliott and Mary Perry and her brothers, Harold Stetson, L.W. Stetson, Jr and Woodrow Stetson.  A celebration of life will be Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by Rev. Jerry Cribb. Burial will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.   Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jane Beasley Gartman

NORFOLK, VA. - Jane B. Gartman, 69, died September 20. Mrs. Gartman was born in Hatteras, daughter of the late Raymond and Hazel B. Beasley, was a Methodist and assistant manager of Grants Department Stores. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Robin A Gartman; 2 sons: Robin L. Gartman of Chesapeake, Va. and Thomas M. Gartman of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Joanne Jarrett of Washington State; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday in Smith & Williams Funeral Home in Kempsville Va. Chapel, by The Rev. Ted James. The body will be cremated.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 23, 1997)

Brittie Oden Gaskill

Mrs. Brittie Oden Gaskill, 88, of Hatteras, died Monday [July 29, 1974] in Winslow Memorial Home in Elizabeth City after a long illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hatteras, a member of Chapter #44 order of Eastern Star in Elizabeth City, daughter of the late Doc Singleton and Mrs. Martha Jane O'Neal Oden and widow of Litchfield Gaskill. She is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Martha (Cindy) Comer of Dobson and Mrs. Virginia Austin of Hatteras; and one brother, John Theodore Oden of Griffin, Georgia. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday in the First United Methodist Church in Hatteras by the Rev. Herman Soderburg, pastor, and the Rev. John Poe, a former pastor. Burial followed in the family cemetery in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Courtney Gaskill

Mrs. Courtney Gaskill, 97 last October, widow of the late William Wise Gaskill of Hatteras, departed this life on January 9th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. U.G. Stowe with whom she made her home. Until a short time before her death, she was active in mind and took long walks about the neighborhood. She remembered well the stirring days of the Civil War period when Hatteras was captured by Federal troops. She was the mother of the late Litchfield Gaskill of Hatteras. Her surviving children are Henry Gaskill, Mrs. U.G. Stowe, Mrs. Lizzie Peele, Mrs. Isaiah Ballance of Hatteras, and Capt. John Curtis Gaskill of Engelhard. As a member of a prominent and outstanding family, she was universally loved and honored. Her descendants are scattered throughout the world and in the armed forces. A great number of her neighbors came to the funeral and she was laid to rest beside her late husband who died in 1929.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 26, 1945; pg. 1)

Dolan Davis Gaskill, Jr.

FRISCO - Dolan Davis Gaskill, Jr., 64, of Frisco, died Oct. 19 [1991], in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital.  A native of Dare County, he was the son of the late Dolan Davis and Mrs. Alma Quidley Gaskill.  He was a retired self-employed commercial fisherman.  He was a member of the Buxton Assembly of God Church and served in the Merchant Marines in WWII.  Surviving are one daughter, Dola Gaskill of Norfolk, Va.; two step-daughters: Etta Midgett of Norfolk, Va. and Donna Williams of Buxton; two sons: Tod Gaskill and Samuel Gaskill, both of Frisco; two step-sons: Douglas Doris and Wally Doris, both of Buxton; one sister, Sally Gaskill of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers: Harry Gaskill of Frisco and Weldon Gaskill of Columbia; and seven grandchildren.  A church service will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct, 22 at 2 p.m. in the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton by the Rev. Raymond Hoggard and the Rev. Larry Stitt.  Burial will follow in the Gaskill Family Cemetery, Frisco.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Elmer W. Gaskill

VIRGINIA BEACH - Elmer W. Gaskill, 68, died Monday morning [Feb. 14, 1972] in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk. A native of Hatteras, N.C., he was the husband of Mrs. Naomi E. Gaskill and a son of Elmer and Mrs. Elnora Stowe Gaskill. He was retired from the Coast Guard and worked for Norfolk Naval Shipyard and retired. He was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Besides his widow, surviving are a step-son, George F. Killmon of Wachapreague; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Stowe of Hatteras; two step-grandsons and three step-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11a.m. in Wachapreague Cemetery by the Rev. Robert C. Black of Ocean View United Methodist Church, Wachapreague. Williams Funeral Home in Onancock has charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Inez Gaskill

Inez Gaskill, 77, of Mooresville died Tuesday, March 11.  Mrs. Gaskill spent a great deal of her life living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the town of Frisco where she enjoyed her family, fishing, restaurant ownership, and finding unique projects to accomplish.  Mrs. Gaskill was well known for her ability to fix anything and had a great appreciation for outdoor beauty.  Mrs. Gaskill is survived by her husband, Harry Gaskill, and four daughters: Rhonda McKenzie, Cynthia Brown, Donna Midgett, and Jettie Miller; six grandchildren: Eddie Williams, Jr., Teresa Neill, Matthew Midgett, Daniel Midgett, Blake Miller, and Rebekah Midgett, and three great-grandchildren: Hunter Williams, Rai'Onna Midgett, and Preston Midgett.   Hanes Lineberry Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 16, 2008; pg. 12A)

Jack Sherwood Gaskill

MANTEO - Jack Sherwood Gaskill, Jr., 55, died Friday, March 23 at the Health East Medical Center i Home, every state in the Union Martin-Yelverton Chapel in Raleigh. Rev. Howard McLamb, pastor of Fairmont Methodist Church, officiated. Burial services were conducted at the graveside at Manns Harbor Wednesday by Rev. W.C. Blue, pastor of the Manteo Baptist Church.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 27, 2001; pg. 11A)

James Thomas Gaskill

3 KILLED IN COLLISION; JARVISBURG, N.C. - Two Virginia men and a North Carolina man were killed in a two-car accident here Saturday [March 13, 1976] about 8:30 a.m. at US 158 & NC 1118. The victims were identified as James Thomas Gaskill, 76, of Wanchese, William Marc LaFlesh, 24 of Norfolk, and Anthony Clancy Collyer, 17, of Virginia Beach. Trooper E.F. Kelly said LaFlesh's car was traveling east on 158 at high speed when it went out of control, skidded across the road, and struck the vehicle driven by Gaskill. Collyer was a passenger in LaFlesh's car. The passenger was killed instantly, LaFlesh died soon after, and Gaskill died as he was being removed from his car by the Lower Currituck County Rescue Squad. The highway was wet from rain. A native of Wanchese, Gaskill was the widower of Mrs. Laura Davis Gaskill and son of the late Joseph Lee and Sarah Carolina Daniels Gaskill. A retired painter from the Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corp., he was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Carolyn Basnight, Mrs. Tena G. Sawyer, and Mrs. Linda G. Mann of Manteo; two sons:, Grady H. Gaskill and James Lee Gaskill of Manteo; a sister, Mrs. Izetta Scarborough of Virginia Beach; two brothers: Walter Gaskill and Vernon Gaskill of Wanchese; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The body was taken to Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo pending arrangements.

Another obituary states that funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Bethany United Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. Roy Burgess, and the Rev. H.A. Bizzell of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Cudworth Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

John Carroll Gaskill

John Carroll Gaskill, 71, of Norfolk, died Sunday [Jan. 4, 1974] at 7:25 p.m. in a Portsmouth nursing home following a long illness. A native of Frisco, he was a retired merchant seaman, a member of Somme Avenue Church of Christ, a member of the Seamans International Union and a member of the Long Shoremans Association. He was the son of the late John Curtis and Mrs. Abbiegail Smith Gaskill and husband of Mrs. Kathryn Carlson Gaskill. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sisters: Miss Judith Gaskill of Ocracoke and Mrs. Courtney Scarborough of Buxtonb. Funeral service were conducted Monday in Twiford Funeral Chapel, Norfolk by the Rev. Williams Gregory. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk.  (unknown newspaper)

John Fillmore Gaskill

John Fillmore Gaskill, a member of the “Greatest Generation,” passed away on September 27, 2013 at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Mississippi. He was born in 1916 in the village of Wanchese, North Carolina where he spent his formative years. His “Daddy” was Bodie Island’s Principal Keeper, so John spent his summers at the lighthouse with his family. He received his early education at Wanchese Elementary School and then when he reached high school age he attended Manteo High School. During high school, he drove the school bus between Wanchese and Manteo.  Shortly after his graduation in 1933 at the age of seventeen, he worked on the Shinook, an Army Corps of Engineers sea going dredge out of Norfolk, Virginia. It cleared shipping lanes from Alabama to Texas. After a brief stint of commercial fishing on a long net fishing boat, he painted the Lighthouse. This was accomplished by sitting on a board suspended by ropes from the top of the tower. He enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1934. His first assignment after Basic training was a short tour on the US Navy’s first aircraft carrier, USS Ranger. Later he served on various ships including the battleship, USS Colorado, which was assigned the task of searching for Amelia Earhart while he was aboard. It was while the Colorado was at home port in Bremerton, Washington that he met his wife of fifty-five years, Dorothy Mini Broderson.  In February of 1941 John was transferred to the battleship USS Washington while it was being built in the Philadelphia Naval Yard. The Washington remained his home until the end of World War II. It was onboard this ship that John, assigned to the engine room, and his shipmates were involved in some of the most significant actions of WWII. After commissioning, the Washington was initially assigned to escort convoys carrying supplies to Murmansk, Russia under the command of the British Admiralty. King George visited the ship while it she was docked in the United Kingdom. Early in 1942 the Washington was transferred to the Pacific theater where it participated in most of the critical Pacific battles beginning with the battles of Guadalcanal and Savo. This would become the last surface-to-surface battle between two dreadnaughts when the Washington’s sixteen inch guns firing 2,000 pound shells sunk the Kirishima. John and his shipmates in the engine room remained four decks below keeping the boilers and engines working flawlessly during the engagement in 114 degrees of heat.   Subsequent actions involving the Washington while John was aboard were at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Bombardment of Nauru, Kavieng raids, bombardment of Kwajalein, and Saipan and the Battle of the Philippine Sea, air strikes on Palau islands, air strikes on Okinawa, Taiwan, Luzon and Visayan Islands, Battles for Leyte Gulf, air strikes on Indochina, Canton, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tokyo, Iwo Jima and Kyushu.  After WWII, John was assigned to various ships and to two eighteen month tours of shore duty. He retired from the Navy in July of 1957. After retirement John applied for and received his Merchant marine Officer and engineer’s license, although he never pursued a position in the Merchant Marines. Rather over the next twenty years he continued to hold positions and work in interesting and challenging jobs. He become certified as a Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector and Instructor throughout the Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland areas; he developed a course and wrote a manual for teaching power plant operations. He then taught the course to US Air Force personnel in Michigan; he was the assistant engineer at the Air force power plant at Fort Lee, Virginia; taught power plant operations for nuclear fueled facilities at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and ended his full-time engineering work at the Defense General Supply Center in Richmond, Virginia which supported US operation during the Vietnam War.   John’s extraordinary life continued after his retirement, including becoming a member of the Town of Nags Head Planning Department and was briefly a town commissioner. He was appointed Director of North Carolina Ferries from 1973-1977 and initiated the Swan Quarter to Ocracoke run and was instrumental in the decision to locate the Ferry maintenance facility to Mann’s Harbor.  Some years after fully retiring, John became a volunteer at the Bodie Island Lighthouse where he spent his summers from childhood to his teenage years, and served there for nearly ten years providing information to visitors. Children and adults enjoyed the stories of his and his siblings’ adventures there and also appreciated his explanations of how the Fresnel lens worked. They loved to listen to his brogue as he gave them information on what life was like in the “Olden days” in and around the Roanoke Island and Nags Head /Bodie Island area. He was interviewed and appeared in a number of regional and national television programs including a History Channel program that was broadcast nationally.   In 2004 John moved to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Mississippi, but continued to return to his home on Roanoke Island during the summers where he enjoyed telling visitors about the lighthouse and the area he loved so much. He thoroughly enjoyed his time at the retirement home where he appreciated the friendly staff and loyal caregivers, Cathy Crocker and Lashonda Kelly. In 2007 his autobiography “John Gaskill Remembers” was published.  John is survived by his daughter, Joan Davis and spouse John Wyndham of Columbia, South Carolina and Wanchese; daughter Jean Dunn and spouse Justin Vana of Fairview, Kansas; sister, Erline Gaskill White of Norfolk, Virginia; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild as well as several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, his parents Lloyd Vernon and Bertha Davis Gaskill; brother, Vernon Gaskill; and sister Dorothy Gaskill Sullivan , and brothers-in-law Albert Sullivan and Elton White.  A memorial service will be held at Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese, North Carolina on October 27th at 3:00 in the afternoon. Military Honors and Masonic Rites will be performed following the service at Cudworth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Bethany Methodist Church Scholarship Endowment at: P.O. Box 239, Wanchese, NC 27981 or Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, P. O. Box 1005, Morehead City, NC 28557.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lessie Hooper Gaskill

ELIZABETH CITY - Lessie Hooper Gaskill, 86, died Saturday, December 11 in the Albemarle Hospital. She was a native of Stumpy Point and was the daughter of the late Lennon Woodward and Ruth Midgett Hooper and the widow of Jack Sherwood Gaskill. Mrs. Gaskill was a retired public school teacher and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #44, a member of the Matoaca Council #10 Degree of Pocahontas and a member of the Museum of the Albemarle. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Sorority. She is survived by one daughter, Linda G. Thorell and her husband Pete of Malvern, Pennsylvania; one son, Jack S. Gaskill, Jr. and his wife Diane of Manteo; one brother, L.W. Hooper, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Greenville; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City with the Rev. Clyde Denny officiating. Burial will be in the West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 14, 1999; pg. 9A)

Nora Casey Gaskill

OCRACOKE - Nora Casey Gaskill, 97, died Monday, June 30, at a Nags Head nursing facility. Mrs. Gaskill was born in Buxton and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and a charter member of the United Methodist Women. She was the daughter of the late James and Cora Spencer Casey and the wife of Thurston Gaskill, currently residing at Britthaven Nursing Home. Besides her husband, Mrs. Gaskill is survived by one step-daughter, Annie Gaskins of Ocracoke; 2 step-sons, Irvin Garrish and William Gaskill, both of Ocracoke; one daughter-in-law, Edna Garrish of Chesapeake, Va.; 2 sisters: Edna Gray of Buxton and Myrtle Braxton of Ayden; one granddaughter, Susan Delp and one great-grandson, James Ward, both of Chesapeake, Va.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Myron Garrish. A funeral service will be held on July 2 at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Lovell officiating. Burial will take place in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 1, 1997)

Reginald Clifton Gaskill

NORFOLK - Reginald Clifton Gaskill, 75, died Sunday [Oct. 3, 1976] in his home. A native of Hatteras, N.C., he was retired from the Coast Guard and Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. Survivors include three nieces, Mrs. Hazel Mae Hensdill of Norfolk, Mrs. Juanita Largen of Ritchey, Mo, and Mrs. Alice Mae Gaskill, and a nephew, Harold Gaskill of Virginia Beach. Funeral arrangements are pending. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel has charge, The family will be at 927 Virginia Ave., Norfolk.  (unknown newspaper)

Walter Chandon Gaskill

Walter Chandon Gaskill, 92, of Wanchese, died Tuesday night [April 18, 1978] at 8:40 in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City following a short illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Wanchese. He was a retired dry goods salesman. He was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese, Red Men of Dare County, and Woodmen of the World. He was the son of the late Joseph L. and Mrs. Caroline Daniels Gaskill and the husband of the late Mrs. Sallie Meekins Gaskill. He was associated with the Virginian Pilot and News and Observer for many years. He is survived by two sons: Jack S. Gaskill of Elizabeth City and Mack L. Gaskill of Wanchese; one sister, Mrs. Izetta Scarborough of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, L. Vernon Gaskill of Wanchese; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandsons. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese by the Rev. Roy Burgess, pastor. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Ada Daisy Ballance Gaskins

HATTERAS - Ada Daisy Ballance Gaskins, 72, of Hatteras, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mrs. Gaskins, a native of Hatteras, was a homemaker and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late John Rufus and Annie Stowe Ballance and the widow of Herman W. Gaskins. Mrs. Gaskins is survived by two daughters: Jane Rollinson of Elizabeth City and Mamie Williams of Frisco; one brother, Linwood Ballance of Dover, Del.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras on Dec. 2 with the Rev. Jim Huskins and the Rev. Don Brown officiating. Burial was in the Ballance Cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 3, 1996)

Allene Quidley Gaskins

Allene Quidley Gaskins, 77, of Buxton, passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2006 in her home of cancer. She was the daughter of the late Guy C. and Sadie Payne Quidley and was also preceded in death by her sisters, baby Lorena, Ersie Wilmouth, Frances Jackson, and a brother, baby Robert. After raising her family in Richmond, VA, she and husband Keith retired and moved to Buxton where she enjoyed her hobbies of gardening and crocheting. She was treasurer of the Order of Eastern Star Hatteras Island Chapter 303 and a member of Buxton United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Gaskins is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, Velton Keith Gaskins of the residence; two daughters, Brenda Darden and husband Bob of Kitty Hawk, NC and Carol Gilliam and husband Garry of Glasgow, KY; six grandchildren, Scott Darden of Richmond, VA, Shelly Darden of Los Angeles, CA, SSgt. Garry Gilliam, II, USAF, of ND, Christina Gilliam Pedigo of Temple Hill, KY, Connie Gilliam of Ferguson, NY and Garland Gilliam of Temple Hill, KY; one great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Pedigo; five nephews and four nieces.  Funeral services will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Burial will be in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 Annie Laura Harris Payne Gaskins

MANTEO - Annie Laura Harris Payne Gaskins, 76, died Monday, July 29 in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Gaskins was born in Chocowinity and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Garland and Annie Heneris Harris and the wife of the late Rev. Luther Payne and the late Frederick B. Gaskins. Surviving are one daughter, Jane Leist of Cincinnati, Ohio; one son, Joe Payne of Stumpy Point; and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Julie Apple. Arrangements are pending with Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 30, 2002; pg. 5A)

Caddie Midgette Gaskins

BUXTON, N.C. - Mrs. Caddie Midgette Gaskins, 85. died Wednesday [Nov. 1, 1972] at 5 p.m. in a Norfolk hospital. A lifelong resident of Buxton, she was the widow of Urias O. Gaskins and a daughter of Joseph Christian and Mrs. Deborah Farrow Midgette. She was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church. Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Leona Jennette and Mrs. Sybil Anslow of Buxton, Mrs. Rebecca Burrus and Mrs. Rossie Shoemake of Virginia Beach; a son, Edgar C. Gaskins of Buxton; a brother, Eph Midgette of Buxton; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Charlie Baynard Gaskins

ELIZABETH CITY - Charlie Baynard Gaskins, 84, of 1223 Bart James Road died Saturday in Sentara Bayside Hospital in Virginia Beach. He was a native of Pasquotank County where he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Eureka Masonic Lodge (NU)317 AF & AM, York Rite Bodies, Sudan Shrine Temple since May 1947 and past president of the Elizabeth City Shrine Club. As a young man he sailed with his father, Captain Zora B. Gaskins, on the schooner Harriett C. Whitehead (a working vessel) and later took over as captain until the start of World War II. He then worked as a recruiter for the Norfolk Navy Yard. In the late 1940's he went to work with R.S. Jordan Company until 1991 when ill health forced him to retire. Mr. Gaskins was son of the late Capt. Zora B. and Mrs. Nola Gaskins and the husband of Sarah Elizabeth James Gaskins. Besides his wife he is survived by one step-daughter, Margaret Berry Barham of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Marie Gaskins Sanders of Elizabeth City, N.C.; four grandsons, Robert B. Barham of San Diego, Ca.; David C. Barham of Knotts Island, N.C.; Frederick L. Barham and James P. Barham both of Virginia Beach, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Nicole and Scott Barham of Knotts Island, several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in Old Hollywood Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church St., Elizabeth City has charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - December 11, 1994; pg. B5)

Clara Payne Fithian Gaskins

HATTERAS, N.C. - Mrs. Clara Payne Fithian Gaskins, 74, the widow of Horace T. Gaskins, Sr. and a Hatteras resident for 56 years, died Monday night [Sept. 24, 1979] in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.  She was born in Easthampton, Long Island, N.Y.  She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church.  Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Charlotte Carver of Norfolk and Mrs. Erma Scarborough of Avon; two sons: Horace T. Gaskins, Jr. of Manteo and Gerald F. Gaskins of Dixon, Tenn.; two brothers: Russell Fithian of Easthampton and Carroll Fithian of Newburgh, N.Y.; and 15 grandchildren.  The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras.  A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Revs. Fred Roberts and Rufus Smithson.  Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. in Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Cortez Gaskins

Cortez Gaskins, 83, of Chamblee, Georgia, died Sunday [Jan. 28, 1979] in DeKalb General Hospital in Atlanta following a long illness. He had been a resident of Chamblee for the past three and a half years and also was a former resident of Black Mountain. He was retired from commercial fishing and the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Black Mountain United Methodist Church and a member of Black Mountain Masonic Lodge #663 AF&AM. A native of Hatteras, he was a son of the late Willard and Mrs. Henrietta Burrus Gaskins and the husband of Mrs. Addie Ballance Gaskins of the home. Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Joy) Smith of Chamblee; one son, C. Dillon Gaskins of Charlotte; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras by the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Gaskins Family Cemetery in Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements. Masonic rites will be conducted by the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698 AF&AM.  (unknown newspaper)

Ebenezer Martin Gaskins

Ebenezer Martin Gaskins, 78, of Hatteras, died Wednesday morning [May 6, 1970] at 2:05 in his home following a short illness. He was a native of Hatteras and had lived in Hatteras all his life. He served in WWI and was a fisherman. He was the son of the late Holleway and Mrs. Selina Kinsey Gaskins. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosa Austin Gaskins; four sons: Walton E. Gaskins of Wilmington, Elton M. Gaskins and Benjamin R. Gaskins of Buxton, and Velton Gaskins of Richmond; three half-brothers: Cecil Gaskins of Monroe, Warren Gaskins and Selby Gaskins of Chesapeake, Va.; one half-sister, Mrs. Martha Hartel of San Jose, California; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras by the Rev. D.B. Lawrence. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Hatteras.  Twiford's Funeral Home in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Edgar Chadwick Gaskins

BUXTON - Edgar Chadwick Gaskins, 80, of Buxton, died Wednesday, December 17, at his residence. Mr. Gaskins, a native of Buxton, was a retired machinist from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard with 18 years service and was also retired from N.C. Dept. of Transportation, Ferry Division, with 10 years service. He was the son of the late Urias and Caddie Midgette Gaskins and the husband of Kathleen Hooper Gaskins of the home. Besides his wife, Mr. Gaskins is survived by 2 daughters: Ann G. Jordan of Hatteras, and Kathleen G. Mackenzie of Buxton; one son: Edgar C. "Buddy" Gaskins, Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; three sisters: Rebecca Burrus and Rossie Shoemaker, both of Virginia Beach, and Leona Jennette of Buxton; six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church on Dec. 20 with the Revs. Shawn Mizelle and Don Vess officiating. Burial will be in the Gaskins Family Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 18, 1997)

Elizabeth Gray Gaskins

AVON - Elizabeth Gray Gaskins, “Libby”, 81, of Avon, NC passed away on February 1, 2014. Born March 13, 1932 in Patchogue, NY to the late Ellis A Gray, Sr. and Caroline Rowland Gray, she moved with her family at the age of two to her father’s home, Kinnakeet, NC. Libby graduated as Valedictorian of her class from the Avon School in 1949. She was married to Hatteras native, Warren O. Gaskins, Sr. in June of the following year. As a Coast Guard family, they moved often, finally settling for three decades in Chesapeake, Virginia before moving back to Kinnakeet in 1995. Libby held the integral position of Matriarch of the Gaskins Family and performed her duties as such with strength and grace. She was an active member of St. John United Methodist Church and was co-founder and manager of The Gaskins Gallery and Hair by the Sea from 1992 until 2013. Throughout her life, Libby enjoyed few things more than a good day shopping.  Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Warren O. Gaskins, Sr.; daughter, Sheila Crowe and husband Ronald Crowe; son, Warren O. Gaskins, Jr. and daughter in-law, Denise Gaskins; grandchildren, Carrie and husband Don Dilworth; Warren (Tater) and wife Jennifer Gaskins; Ryan and wife Tiffany Meekins; Antoinette and husband Bryan Mattingly; and Amanda and husband Jeremy Tucker. She is also survived by twelve great grandchildren, Olivia, Foster, Sumner, Liam, Ruby, Jack, Cheyanne, Jane, Jackie Lynn, Libby Ann, Thomas and Taylor; brothers and sisters, Mary Lou Gray; Ellis A. Gray, Sr.; John D. Gray; and Cheryl Gray McDonald; lifelong best-friend June Jeanette and a large extended family.  A funeral service will be held in St. John United Methodist Church on Tuesday February 4th at 2:00. Visitation will be held for friends and family from 6:00 – 8:00 on Monday evening at the church. Elizabeth will be laid to rest in the Ellis A. Gray Family Burial Ground.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Frank Puitt Gaskins

OCRACOKE - Frank Puitt Gaskins, age 91, of 122 Waterlily Road, Coinjock, NC, died Monday, February 9, 2004 at Sentara Nursing Home, Barco, NC. He was born in Hyde County, NC, son of the late William Joseph Gaskins, Jr. and Ethel Spencer Gaskins, and was the wife of Susan V. Brice Gaskins of the residence. Mr. Gaskins worked for the Ferry Division in Hatteras, NC. He was a Methodist . Besides his wife he is survived by one step-daughter, Lois Johnson Meekins and her husband, Preston of Coinjock, NC; one sister, Dora Jane Garrish; one brother, John Gaskins and his wife Bunny all of Ocracoke, NC; 8 step-grandchildren and 17 step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Pauline Austin Gaskins; his step-son, George Thomas Johnson; his sister, Neva O’Neal; four brothers, Al Gaskins, Horace Gaskins, William Joseph Gaskins, III, and Earl Hill Gaskins. A graveside service will be Friday, February 13, 2004 at 1:00 PM in the Meekins Family Cemetery in Colington, NC, with the Rev. Steve Castle officiating. The family will be the residence, 122 Waterlily Road, Coinjock, NC. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 10, 2004; pg. 13A)

Frederick Bernard Gaskins

BUXTON - Frederick Bernard Gaskins, 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, at a Nags Head nursing facility. Mr. Gaskins was born in Buxton and was a heavy equipment operator for the N.C. Dept. of Transportation for 27 years. He served with the Corps of Engineers during WWII. He was the son of the late George and Mary Etta Whidbee Gaskins and the husband of Annie Laura Harris Gaskins of the home. besides his wife, he is survived by 4 daughters: Wanda Petietti of Arlington, Va., Ruby Petietti of Alexandra, Va., Frieda Gould and Sheila Gaskill, both of Buxton; one son, Jimmy Peteitti of Buxton; two brothers: Robert Gaskins of Buxton And David Gaskins of Nags Head; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 at the Lighthouse Assembly of God with the Revs. Carroll Daniels, Shawn Mizelle and John Cullop officiating. Burial will take place in the Quidley Family Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 12, 1998)

George Thomas Gaskins

LAS VEGAS, NEV. - George Thomas Gaskins, 78, died Wednesday, February 22. A native of Dare County, he was the son of the late George and Mary Whidbee Gaskins, and the husband of Margaret Wacadeea Gaskins of the home. Mr. Gaskins was a veteran of World Ward II. He retired after serving 35 years in the U.S. Navy. After retiring, he served as a reservist and then as a civil servant. Surviving besides his wife are three brothers: Freddie Gaskins of Manteo, David Gaskins of Britthaven Outer Banks in Nags Head, and Bobby Gaskins of Buxton; and 15 nieces and nephews. Mr. Gaskins will be buried in California.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 26, 1995; pg. 10A)

Gerald F. Gaskins

DICKSON, TENN. - Gerald F. Gaskins, 52, of Dickson, died Saturday morning [Oct. 18, 1980] at his residence after a short illness. A native of Hatteras, he was the son of the late Horace and Mrs. Clara Fithian Gaskins and husband of Mrs. Lucy O'Neal Gaskins who survives. He had lived in Dickson for the past 14 years and was the vice-president and general manager of the Ebbtide Boat Corp. in White Bluff, Tenn. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dickson and was a retired chief from the U.S. Coast Guard. Other survivors include three daughters: Miss Cindy Gaskins, Mrs. Claire Taylor and Miss Jennifer Gaskins, all of Dickson; two sons: Gerald F. Gaskins, Jr. of White Bluff and Spencer Gaskins of Burns, Tenn.; two sisters: Mrs. Charlotte Carver of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Erma Scarborough of Avon; one brother, H.T. Gakins of Manteo; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Dickson Funeral Home in Tennessee. Other funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Hatteras United Methodist Church in Hatteras with burial in the Community Cemetery in Ocracoke.  (unknown newspaper)

Herman Whiteous Gaskins

HATTERAS - Herman Whiteous Gaskins, 60, of Hatteras, died Sunday [June 30, 1985] at his residence following a short illness. He was a native of Hatteras, the son of the late Ranzy and Mamie Austin Gakins and the husband of Daisey Ballance Gaskins of the home. He was a commercial fisherman. Besides his wife, surviving are two daughters: Mamie Williams of Frisco and Jane Rollinson of Elizabeth City; three sisters: Salina Farrow and Zilpah Mascardini, both of Frisco, and Irene Barnett of Hatteras; three brothers: Ranzey Gaskins of Frisco, LInsey Gaskins of Portsmouth, Va., and Paul Gaskins of Hatteras; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras by the Rev. Joe Moser, pastor of the Hatteras Assembly of God Church and the Rev. Paul Ellers, pastor of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Ballance Cemetery in Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 2, 1985)

Horace Treadwell Gaskins, Jr.

MANTEO - Horace Treadwell "H.T." Gaskins, Jr., 64, died Jan. 31 [1989] in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.  A native of Hatteras, he was the son of the late Horace Treadwell and Clara Fithian Gaskins and the husband of Helen Farrow Gaskins of the home.  He was a retired contractor and charter boat captain out of Oregon Inlet.  He was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard.  Besides his wife, surviving are two daughters: Stephanie G. Beasley and Sharon G. Whitehurst, both of Manteo; one son, Horace (Buddy) Gaskins, III of Manteo; one grandson; two sisters, Charlotte Carver of Norfolk, Va. and Erma Scarborough of Avon.  A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Manteo Cemetery by the Rev. Don Phillips.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Horace Treadwell Gaskins, Sr.

MANTEO - Horace Treadwell Gaskins, Sr., 68, of Hatteras, died Thursday [April 20, 1967] of last week in Albemarle Hospital after an illness of two months. He was a commercial fisherman, son of the late Robert Fillmore and Elida Burrus Gaskins and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Fithian Gaskins; two daughters: Mrs. Charlotte G. Carver of Norfolk and Mrs. Erma G. Scarborough of Avon; two sons: H.T. Gaskins, Jr. of Manteo and Gerald F. Gaskins of Glen Bernie, Md.; four sisters: Mrs. Rosa G. Gray and Mrs. Mildred G. Austin of Hatteras, Mrs. Dorcas G. Styron of Penn Grove, N.J., and Mrs. Sally G. Gaskins of Frisco; one brother, Luke T. Gaskins of Penn Grove, N.J.; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hatteras Methodist Church by the Rev. Hobart Burnside, pastor, and the Rev. Herman Winberry, pastor of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo. "Golden Tomorrow" and "I Can Hear My Savior Calling" were sung by the church choir. Mrs. Damon Gray, Jr. accompanied at the organ. The casket pall consisted of red and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Damon Gray, Jr., Ray Gray, Hal Gray, Leonard P. Gaskins, Levin Stowe, and Steve Basnight. Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Joseph Warren Gaskins

The funeral of Joseph Warren Gaskins, who died here at his home on Broad Street Saturday at the age of 84, was conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. H.E. Myers. Captain Gaskins had followed the sea most of his life. He was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of Company I, North Carolina Infantry. He was a native of Hatteras but had been living here for the past 45 years. He is survived by a widow, a brother, George Gaskins of Black Mountain, N.C., and a number of nephews and nieces in eastern North Carolina.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, July 27, 1923; pg. 5)

 Kathleen Hooper Gaskins

BUXTON - Kathleen Hooper Gaskins, 90, died on Friday, December 4, 2009 in a Norfolk, VA hospital. Mrs. Gaskins was born and raised in Kinnakeet, NC, the daughter of Luther and Dora Hooper. Kathleen married Edgar Chadwick Gaskins, Sr., her husband of 57 years, in July 1940. They spent their early married years in Norfolk, VA and moved back to Hatteras Island after Edgar retired in the late 60’s. She was one of the oldest women in Buxton.   Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar in 1997, her brother, Luther Grandy Hooper and wife, Rita, and a sister, Edith Hooper Gray and brother-in-law, Carl Gray.   Kathleen graduated from Kinnakeet High School in 1936 and went on to attend St. Vincent’s School of Nursing. She loved taking yearly trips around the country with her sister and friends. Quilting and sewing were some of her favorite hobbies and she enjoyed teaching her skills to others. Her cooking skills were renowned and she loved having the entire family to the house for Sunday dinners. Miss Kathleen’s favorite past time was watching the Atlanta Braves, keeping a journal of the “stats” for each player and learning their personal histories. She had the trip of her lifetime when she traveled to Atlanta in 1998 to see her beloved Braves play. Kathleen was born and raised in the Kinnakeet Assembly of God Church and after moving back to Hatteras Island, attended Lighthouse Assembly of God in Buxton.  She is survived by a daughter, Ann Gaskins Jennette Jordan and husband, Randy of Buxton; a son, Edgar Chadwick “Buddy” Gaskins, Jr. and wife, Mary Ann of Chesapeake, VA; a daughter, Kathleen Gaskins Mackenzie and J.T. Mayis of Buxton. Miss Kathleen had six grandchildren, Suzanne, Leo, Holly, Adam, Chad, and Kevin; three step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Miss Kathleen had many special people in her life that brought her joy and happiness, her nieces, Debbie Etheridge, Carolyn Gray Lett, Tina and two special grandchildren, Kaylee and Chaz.  Funeral services will be held at Lighthouse Assembly of God, Buxton, on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm with Rev. David Stowe and Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras on Saturday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 6, 2009; pg. 10A)

Leonard Fillmore Gaskins, Jr.

Leonard Fillmore Gaskins, Jr., 46, of Hatteras, died last Thursday afternoon [Mar. 17, 1977] at his residence following a sudden illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras. He was a former dispatcher for the Dare County Sheriff Department and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Leonard F. and Mrs. Mary Rollinson Gaskins, Sr. He is survived by 4 aunts: Mrs. Rosa Gray, Mrs. Mildred Austin, and Mrs. Sally Gaskins, all of Hatteras and Mrs. Dorcas Styron of Pennsgrove, Penn.; one uncle, Luke Gaskins of Pennsgrove, Penn. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Soderburg, pastor. Burial followed in the family cemetery in Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 22, 1977)

Loranzy Willis Gaskins

Loranzy Willis Gaskins, 82, of Frisco, NC died Friday, July 1, 2005 at his residence. Born at Hatteras, he served as an officer in the U. S. Navy for 22 years until he retired and returned to live at Hatteras. He visited almost every port in the world during his naval career, but he loved Hatteras best of all. He was proud to be a fisherman for the last 44 years of his life. He continued throughout his life to possess a tremendous knowledge of the world, and of all political and military affairs. He was known to everyone as “Ranzy”.   He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Eula R. Gaskins, his brother, Herman Gaskins and his wife, Daisy, and his sister, Zelphia Moscardini.   He is survived by his sons, Johnny S. Gaskins of Raleigh, NC, David T. Gaskins and wife, Myra of St. Augustine, FL, Raymond M. Gaskins of Kill Devil Hills, NC; his daughter, Barbara J. Hendricks of Frisco, NC; his step-daughter, Sandra E. Porter of Ft. Myers, FL; his step-son Roger L. Sutton and wife, Agnes of St. Augustine, FL; his sister, Salina Farrow of Frisco, NC; his half-sister, Irene Basnett and husband, Wayne; his half-brother, Lindsey Gaskins and wife, Margaret; his brother-in-law, Walter Edward Moscardini; his nephew, Douglas “Chubby” Dorris; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many friends who will miss him, and who are better people for having known him.   A memorial service will be held at a later date.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Luke Gaskins

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TENN. - Luke Gaskins, age 84, of Signal Mountain, died May 5, in a local nursing home. Formerly from Hatteras, he had lived in the area for 3 years and was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hatteras. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Naomi Liddell Gaskins. Survivors include two daughters: Florence Lane of Woodstown, N.J. and Cathy Rogers of Signal Mountain; 5 grandchildren: Judy Lane of Alexandria, Va., Barbara Giacomelli of Vineland, N.J., and James, Sarah and Shannon Rogers of Signal Mountain; 2 great-grandchildren, Brittany and Christopher Giacomelli of Vineland; 2 sisters: Sally Gaskins of Texas and Dorcas Styron of New Jersey. Services and burial were handled by Layton Funeral Home, Woodstown, N.J. Information was furnished by Chattanooga Funeral Home.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 14, 1995)

Mary Etta Whidbee Gaskins

SALVO, N.C. - Mrs. Mary Etta Whidbee Gaskins, 78, the wife of George Gaskins, Sr. and a native of Seabright, N.J., died Wednesday [July 16, 1975] at noon in her home. She was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church. Survivors also include a daughter, Mrs. Edna Pledger of Buxton; four sons: George Gaskins, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Freddie Gaskins of Buxton, Robert Gaskins of Alexandria, Va., and David Gaskins of Kitty Hawk; 16 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Mary Midgett Gaskins

RODANTHE - Mary Midgett Gaskins, 76, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, June 20, after battling a long illness and losing her family home to a fire this past February. Born in Waves, NC, she was the daughter of the late Jethrow and Leone Midgett. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Selby D. Gaskins, Sr.  Mrs. Gaskins is survived by three daughters, Elberta Peck and husband Richard, of Virginia Beach, VA, Katie Gaskins of Rodanthe, and Theresa Ann and husband Glen Boykin of Elizabeth City, NC as well as a son, Selby D. Gaskins, Jr. of Waves, NC.  Also, left to cherish her memory are her 5 grandchildren, Mary Christine Boykin, Glen Boykin, Jr., and wife Laura, Richard Peck, Jr., Zachary, and Victoria Gaskins.  Mrs. Gaskins is also survived by one great-grandchild, Kaleb Ranhorn, a sister, Edith O’Neal of Ocracoke, a brother, George Midgett of Rodanthe, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.  The family will be receiving friends and visitors at the residence of Selby Gaskins, Jr. in Waves, NC. A Visitation will be held at Fair Haven United Methodist Church in Rodanthe on Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The Funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at Fair Haven United Methodist with the Rev. J. Cris Noble, II officiating followed by a Graveside Committal service at the family cemetery in Waves.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 23, 2009; pg. 6A)

Norma Basnight Gaskins

Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Basnight Gaskins, 40, of Manteo, who died suddenly Thursday night [April 2, 1964] in Winter Haven, Florida, were conducted Sunday afternoon in Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo by the Rev. Herman Winberry. A solo "The Old Rugged Cross" was sung by John H. Long. The casket was covered with a pall of pink and white carnations. Pallbearers Were Byron Sawyer, M.K. Fearing, Jr., David Austin and Robert Shannon of Manteo, Thomas Basnight, Jr. of Annadale, Va. and Samuel Pinner of Norfolk. Mrs. Gaskins was taken ill in Winter Haven enroute home from Key West, Florida, where she had been on a trip with her husband and daughter and her father. She was a native and lifelong resident of Manteo. She was the wife of Horace T. Gaskins, daughter of Stephen Gaylord Basnight and the late Ann Gray Basnight, a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church and was matron of the Roanoke Island Chapter #79 of the Order Of Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband and father; one daughter, Stephanie Ann Gaskins and one brother, Stephen G. Basnight, Jr., all of Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 10, 1964)

Paul Townsend Gaskins

HARRELLSVILLE - Paul Townsend Gaskins, 56, died April 2. Mr. Gaskins was born in Dare County. He was a tug boat captain for A1 Towing. Surviving are a daughter, Paula Daniels of Manteo; his mother, Lola Foster Gaskins of Hatteras; a sister, Irene Barnett of Frisco; two half-sisters: Silinia Farrow and Zelphnia Mosicdi [should be Zilphia Moscardini], both of Frisco; a brother, Lindsay Gaskins of Chesapeake, Va.; a half-brother, Loraney Gaskins of Frisco. A funeral service was held Friday, April 5 by the Rev. Horace Culpepper at Garrett Funeral Home in Ahoskie. Burial was in Cool Spring Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton, Va. is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - April 7, 1996)

Pauline Baxter Austin Gaskins

Mrs. Pauline Baxter Austin Gaskins, 65, of Hatteras, died Sunday [Dec. 21, 1975] in the Albemarle Hospital after a long illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Crawford Robert and Mrs. Inez Gaskins Austin and wife of Frank Puitt Gaskins of Hatteras. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Floyd Mathis of LeMesa, California and Mrs. Betty Austin of Hatteras; four brothers: Walter Austin of New Smyrna, Florida, Elwood Austin and Crawford Austin, Jr. of Hatteras, and Junius Austin of Ocracoke. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Soderburg, pastor. Burial was in the Austin family cemetery in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Ranzy Gaskins

Ranzy Gaskins, 69, of Hatteras, died Monday [Oct. 27, 1969] at 9:30 a.m. in his home.  A native of Hatteras, he was the husband of Mrs. Lola Foster Gaskins and a son of Holloway and Mrs. Salina Kinsey Gaskins.  He was a commercial fisherman.  He was a World War II veteran.  Besides his widow, surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Salina Farrow of Frisco, Mrs. Zilphia Moscardini of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Irene Barnett of Hatteras, and Mrs. Susie Bristow of Saluda, Va.; four sons: Ramsey [sic] Gaskins, Jr. of Frisco, Herman Gaskins of Hatteras, Lindsey Gaskins of Portsmouth, Va., and Paul Gaskins of New Orleans; a brother, Ebbie Gaskins of Hatteras; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, by the Rev. David B. Lawrence, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.  Burial was in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Rosa Austin Gaskins

BUXTON, N.C. - Mrs. Rosa Austin Gaskins, 82, a native of Hatteras and a lifelong resident, died Wednesday morning [Sept. 27, 1978] at 6:30 at the residence of her son in Buxton following an illness of one year. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mrs. Margaret Smith Austin and the widow of Essie [should be Ebbie] Gaskins and was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Survivors include four sons: Eldon Gaskins and Ben Gaskins of Buxton, Walton Gaskins of Wilmington, and Keith Gaskins of Richmond, Va.; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras by the Rev. Joe Moser. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Sally Gaskins Gaskins

HATTERAS - Sally Gaskins Gaskins, 91, of Houston, Texas, died Feb. 1, in Houston. Mrs. Gaskins was born in Hatteras Jan. 18, 1906. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the widow of William Holmes Gaskins and daughter of the late Robert F. Gaskins and the late Elida Burrus. Surviving are two sons: Robert Gaskins of Houston and William H. Gaskins, III of Detroit, Michigan; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted Feb. 10 at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Burial will take place in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 4, 1997 and February 9, 1997)

Vera Midgett Gaskins

BUXTON - Vera Midgett Gaskins, 64, of Buxton, died at her residence on March 26. A native of Avon, she was the daughter of the late Warren R. and Annie B. Gray Midgett and the widow of Benjamin R. Gaskins. Mrs. Gaskins was a homemaker and a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton. She was also former secretary of the Buxton Burial Association. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Esteridge of Lakewood, Fla.; one son, Dennis M. Gaskins of Buxton; one sister, Mildred Burrus of Buxton; two half-sisters, Estelle Dobbs of Portsmouth, Va. and Grace Jennette of Buxton; one half-brother, Elmore Gray of Buxton; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were in the Lighthouse Assembly of God with the Rev. Larry G. Stitt and Rev. Lester Jarrett officiating. Burial was in the Gray Family Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford Island Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 30, 1993)

Victor Landrey Gaskins

Victor Landrey Gaskins, 66, of Rocky Mount, NC died on August 22, 2013, at Vidant Hospital in Greenville, NC. He was the son of the late David Gaskins and Barbara E. Tillett.  Landrey Joined the Army at nineteen, and was sent to Vietnam. He was a hero, and he received three purple hearts for his service. He re-enlisted and was sent to Korea. He stayed in the Army for four years, and he received an honorable discharge. He was a police dispatcher at the Pinetops Police Department for thirteen years.  Landrey was an avid fisherman, and most of his retirement was spent fishing. He enjoyed shad fishing at Rocky Mount. He also enjoyed camping and fishing at Belhaven, NC.  Landrey is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Eason Gaskins, of Rocky Mount, NC; his step-father, David Tillett, of Rocky Mount, NC; one daughter, Vicky Gaskins Hodges, and son-in-law George Hodges Jr.; two sisters, Dearlone Daniels and husband Georgie Daniels, of Wanchese, Sally Kay Daniels and husband Charlie Daniels of Tulsa, OK; three grandsons, Dylan, Drake, and Dayne Hodges, of Rocky Mount, NC; three nieces, Angie Sawyer of Wanchese, and husband Keith, Heather Sulkowski, of Florida, and husband Ryan, Rachael Rowland of Tulsa, OK, and husband Jason; one nephew, Shane Daniels of California, and wife Sheila.  A service to remember Landrey will be held at 3:00 pm, at Twiford Funeral Home, 500 Budleigh St, Manteo, NC, on Sunday, August 25, 2013.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Walton E. Gaskins

WILMINGTON - Walton E. Gaskins, age 75, died Monday, Sept. 12 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Mr. Gaskins was born in Dare County on July 4, 1920 and was the son of the late Ebbie and Rosa Austin Gaskins. He was a member of Cape Fear Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon. He was retired from The Corps Of Engineers as a master of a dredge. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps and the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army; a member of the VFW; member of the Wilmington Lodge #319 AF & AM and a Past Patron of Golden Rod #142. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Velma A. Gaskins of Wilmington; his daughter, Rosa Carol Gaskins of Wilmington; his son, Walton E. "Bub" Gaskins, Jr. and wife, Sheila, and a granddaughter, all of Wilmington; brothers: Eldon Gaskins and Keith Gaskins, both of Buxton; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sept. 15, in Cape Fear Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert R. Childs, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 14, 1995)

Willie Holmes Gaskins [Sr.]

Willie Holmes Gaskins, 85, lifelong resident of the Hatteras community, died in his sleep some time during the night of July 10-11.  He was found dead in his bed Wednesday morning.  Mr. Gaskins retired from the Coast Guard after 21 years of service on December 1, 1930.  He was retired as a Bosun's Mate First Class.  For 20 years he was a government weather observer at Hatteras.  He was a veteran member of the Woodmen of the World.  Son of the late George W. and Mary Styron Gaskins, he is survived by two sons, Roy S. of Hatteras and Willie Holmes Jr. of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Leona Meekins of Avon; and three grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 13, 1951; pg. 7)

Franklin P. Gates

THE SUDDEN DEATH OF DR. FRANKLIN P. GATES - The sudden death of Dr. Franklin P. Gates of Manteo this week was a profound shock to many people in Northeastern North Carolina. Dr. Gates was found dead in the Lorraine Hotel in Norfolk on Tuesday morning after he failed to show up. He had been in Norfolk for several days where he was bring treated at a hospital for heart trouble. Completing the treatment, he had taken a room at the hotel preparatory to going to New York Monday morning. Dr. Gates had been in Dare County about 25 years, moving there from Bayboro, N.C. where he first took up the practice of medicine. During his career as a doctor he was present at the births of over 1700 children, a number equal to the entire population of Roanoke Island. Relatives at Manteo were notified of this death Tuesday and they came by special boat to this city, going to Kinston with the body on the late train that night. The body was buried in Kinston Wednesday. Dr. Gates had been a widower several years and kept house with his mother, Mrs. Lucetta Gates who is 87 years old and active. Dr. Gates was 62 years old. Two children also survive him, Frank H. Gates of Manteo and Mrs. W.M. Fields of La Grange, N.C. Dr. Gates was just completing an electric light plant in Manteo. He had just set the poles and was beginning to install the lights when he went to Norfolk. Dr. Gates had been for several years examining physician for the U.S. Coast Guard. He was also county health officer for Dare County. Efforts to get Dr. W.W. Johnson of Winston-Salem to assume the practice is being made by a deputation of Roanoke Island people. Dr. Saliba, President of the Pasquotank-Camden-Dare Medical Association, is in touch with Dr. Johnson who is expected to be down this way in a few days. Dr. Johnson served overseas during the war with the British army, holding the commission of First Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army. Previous to entering the war, he practiced for three or four years at Manteo, and there became so popular that his return is looked forward to with glad anticipation.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, May 26, 1922; pg. 12)

Tommy Wilson Gautier

Tommy Wilson Gautier, 62, of Manteo died Monday, August 8, 2011 at his residence. Born in Hatteras, he was the son of the late Louis Knight Gautier and the late Lettie Rollinson Gautier.  Tommy was a former commercial fisherman and carpenter. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards, and the company of his cat, Isabel.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo with the Rev. Roger Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. Thanks to all of his special caregivers, family, and friends for being there for Tommy. Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Dorothy Nickerson Gedmin

Dorothy Nickerson Gedmin, 85, passed away peacefully at home on April 6, 2010 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  Born January 4, 1925 in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Ethel Coleman and Elmo Southworth (Jack) Nickerson.  She was a graduate of Norview High School, Norfolk, VA. In 1943 she began a career with C&P Telephone Co., retiring from Bell Atlantic in 1985. While continuing her career with Bell Atlantic, Dorothy met and married her husband, Victor Gerald Gedmin in 1951, she was a mother to their two children, she continued to be active in her church and she found time to laugh and sing with her family and friends.  She accompanied her husband on his assignment in Europe for three exciting years and they developed a great love for travel. After her family, her greatest love was music. She was a pianist and a choir member for 35 years at St. Marks and OLGC Catholic Church in Fairfax, VA. After relocating to Colington Harbour, Kill Devil Hills, NC, she became an active member of Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church where she founded the Adult Choir and was the Director for many years. She also was actively involved with the Ladies of the Sea at Holy Redeemer and will be sorely missed by her Parish community. Golf was another joy for her and she was a member of the Duck Woods Nine-Holers.  She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Victor Gerald Gedmin of Kill Devil Hills, NC; her son, Jeffrey Gedmin and his wife Jeana, and their daughter Katrina of Norman, OK; her sister, June Linton Crockett of Virginia Beach, VA; her sister-in law, Claudia Nickerson of Norfolk, VA; numerous nieces and nephews; and her caregiver who became a great friend and support Sheila Hassell.  Dorothy was predeceased by her parents; her parents-in-law; her son, Timothy Gedmin; her brother William Nickerson; and sister-in-law, Shirley Gedmin.  A memorial mass will be held at Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church, Kitty Hawk, NC at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Victor Gerald Gedmin

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Victor Gerald Gedmin died in his home at the Outerbanks, North Carolina, Sunday, February 19, 2012. He was 87-years-old.  Victor was a graduate of Virginia Tech. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy. Victor spent a distinguished career in government service, including overseas travel and posts abroad, with the Central Intelligence Service. He was the father of two sons, Timothy Coleman Gedmin and Victor Jeffrey Gedmin, and was married for 59 years to his beloved wife Dorothy Nickerson Gedmin who passed away peacefully in their home in April 2010.  Victor was a man of devotion and integrity. He loved reading, travel, family dogs, and following sports, especially the New York Yankees and the Washington Redskins.  A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kitty Hawk, on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10:00 am with Father Nick Waseline, OSFS officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Phyllis Davis Gessford

Phyllis Davis Gessford, 79, of Hampton, VA and formerly of Wanchese, NC, died Tuesday, January 11, 2005 in a Hampton, VA hospital. Mrs. Gessford was born in Wanchese, NC and was a homemaker. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and loved arts and crafts. She was the daughter of the late Edward M. and Ray Montague Davis and the wife of Thomas J. Gessford of the home. Besides her husband, surviving are her daughter: Lani G. Goodwin of Nags Head; her son: Harold Gessford of Colington; two sisters: Elsie Beck of Hampton, Va. and Dixie D. Hunt of Wanchese; her brother: Tommy Davis of Port Isabelle, Texas; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mrs. Gessford was pre-deceased by her daughter: Paula Gessford and son: Timmy Gessford. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 15, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. in Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Etheridge and Rev. Holt Clarke with burial in the Cudworth Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 13, 2005; pg. 10A)

Thomas John Gessford

NAGS HEAD, NC - Thomas John “Tim” Gessford, 82, died Friday, May 11, 2007 in Hampton, VA. Born in Midland, PA, he was the son of the late Paul and Callista Gessford. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Navy and was also a retired Q.I.D. With Newport News Shipbuilding / Tenneco. Mr. Gessford was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese, NC and a member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church of God in Hampton, VA. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Phyllis Davis Gessford; a daughter, Paula Gessford; and a son, Timmy Gessford.  Mr. Gessford is survived by his wife, Tricia Starling Gessford of Newport News, VA; a daughter, Lani Goodwin of Nags Head, NC; a son, Harold Gessford of Colington, NC; a sister, Paula Mamo of Detroit, MI; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two step daughters, Angie Honeycutt of Yorktown, VA and Amber Etheridge of Newport News, VA and two step grandchildren.  A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 1:00 PM at Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Etheridge, the Rev. Bill Cottingham, and Pastor Jason Cook. Burial will follow at Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel on Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and other times at the home of Lani Goodwin, 223 Albemarle Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the Gessford family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Charles V. Giannotti, Jr.

Charles V. Giannotti, Jr., 58, of Buxton, died Sunday, Aug. 18 [1996], in a Norfolk, Va. hospital.  Mr. Giannotti, a native of Richmond, Va., was a retired general manager of the parts and service dept. of the Ford Motor Company.  He was a Baptist, a member of the Highland Springs Masonic Lodge and a avid fisherman.  He was the son of the late Charles V. Giannotti, Sr. and Mrs. Christine Bell Giannotti of Mechanicsville, Va.  Besides his mother, Mr. Giannotti is survived by his wife, Nancy Cooke Giannotti of the home; two daughters: Debbie Pratt and husband Michael of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Syndee Barnett and husband Bobby of Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Faye Giannotti of Mechanicsville; five grandchildren: Tia, Hannah and Brayden Pratt of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Whitney and Cassidy Barnett of Chesapeake.  Funeral services will be held at the Cape Hatteras Baptist Church on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Cullop officiating.  Burial will be in the Ballance Family Cemetery in Buxton.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Bertha Inez Tillett Gibbs

MANNS HARBOR - Bertha Inez Tillett Gibbs, 100, died January 27 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Gibbs was a native of Manns Harbor and a homemaker and member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Mann and Varina Davis Hayman Tillett and the widow of Herman Thomas Gibbs, Sr. She was preceded in death by three sons: Samuel O. Gibbs, William F. Gibbs and Herman T. Gibbs. Mrs. Gibbs is survived by four daughters: Jennie T. Creef, Margaret G. Gard and Inez G. Gibbs, all of Manns Harbor and the Rev. Bess G. Hunnings af Durham; two sons, Robert W. Gibbs of Chesapeake, Va. and one sister, Beulah T. Twiford of Manns Harbor; 22 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren and 42 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church on Jan. 29 by the Rev. Hobart Burnside and the Rev. William R. Pinner with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 30, 1994)  [Photograph taken and kindly submitted by Mary Hayman Kemp.]

Betty Ruth Flowers Gibbs

Betty Ruth Flowers Gibbs, 65, died Dec. 24, 2007, in her residence. Mrs. Gibbs was born in Norfolk and was a retired legal secretary and former EMT. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and was president of the Outer Banks Cancer Support Group. Betty was the daughter of the late Purdy and Ruth Knight Flowers Martin and the wife of the late Larry Gibbs. Surviving are "her sister," Estelle Midgett of Manteo; a brother, James Ray Flowers of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one niece, Betty Gail Shoemaker; and two nephews, James Ray Flowers Jr. and Timothy Martin Flowers. She was predeceased by a brother, Melvin Lee Flowers. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jerry Cribb and the Rev. Roger Barnett with burial in Manteo Cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Twiford’s Funeral Home.  Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, December 25, 2007)

Brenda Joyce Gibbs

Brenda Joyce Gibbs, five-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Gibbs of Wanchese, died Monday afternoon at her home.  Death resulted from pneumonia following whooping cough with which the child had been ill for several weeks.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in Norfolk, with burial at St. Bride's, Va.  The child is survived by her parents; one sister, Shirley Anne Gibbs; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Smith of Hatteras; and her paternal grandparents, C.O. Gibbs of Hatteras.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 30, 1943; pg. 4)

Clarence L. Gibbs, Sr.

CHESAPEAKE - Clarence L. "Tony" Gibbs, Sr., USCG (ret.), 60, died September 14 in his residence.  He was born in Manns Harbor, son of the late Herman O. and Bertha T. Gibbs.  Mr. Gibbs was a member of Deep Creek United Methodist.  He retired in 1980 from the USCG as a senior chief telephone technician after 23 years of service and from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 6 years.  He served in the Navy for four years before entering the Coast Guard and was a veteran of the Korean War.  He was a member of the Lake Drummond Masonic Lodge #178; Scottish Rite Bodies; Miriam Chapter Order of Eastern Star; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 993; American Legion #0288; and Chief Petty Officers Association.  Survivors include his wife, Connie J. Gibbs; two sons: Clarence L. Gibbs, Jr. of Highlands and James L. Gibbs of Chesapeake; a step-daughter, Beverly Dunkel of Portsmouth, Va.; two step-children in Greenville, N.C.; four sisters: Rev. Bess Hunnings of Durham, Inez G. Gibbs, Jennie Creef and Margaret Gard, all of Manns Harbor; a brother, Robert W. Gibbs of Derry, N.H.; nine grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Samuel O. Gibbs, William Gibbs and Herman O. Gibbs, Jr.  A funeral was set for Saturday in Snellings Funeral Home by the Rev. Bradford L. Phillips and the Rev. Bess Hunnings.  Burial is to follow in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Manns Harbor.  A Masonic service is scheduled following the funeral service at Snellings.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 18, 1994)

Dorothy Burrus Gibbs

VIRGINIA BEACH - Dorothy Burrus Gibbs, 81, of Virginia Beach, died Dec. 27, 1996, in Virginia Beach General Hospital. Born in Hatteras, she was a daughter of the late Roscoe and Annie Isadore Gaskins Burrus. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and Eastern Star #79. She is survived by her husband, Jenness C. Gibbs; two daughters: Bonnie Fortenberry and Janice Lucero, Both Of Virginia Beach; and 3 grandchildren: Gary Dowdy, Jr. of Harbinger, Earl Thomas Fortenberry, III, of Martinsville, West Virginia, and Melinda Lee Dowdy of Buxton. A funeral service was held Dec. 29 in the chapel of Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo with the Rev. Dennis officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 2, 1997)

Evelyn Margaret Hooper Gibbs

Evelyn Margaret Hooper Gibbs, 86, of Barco, NC, died Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Dare County, NC, the daughter of the late Ulysses W. and Arkansas Scarborough Hooper and the widow of Samuel L. Gibbs. She was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church.  Mrs. Gibbs is survived by three daughters, Annette Bundy of Corapeake, NC, Joan Davenport of Virginia Beach, VA, and Charlotte Jackson of Tulsa, OK; four sons, Samuel Gibbs, Jr. Kenansville, NC, Leland Gibbs of Barco, NC, Jake Gibbs of Kinston, NC, and Michael Gibbs of Barco, NC; a sister, Roxy; a brother, Basil; six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, a sister, three brothers, and a granddaughter.  A memorial service will be held Monday, October 16, 2006 at 11:00 am at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lamar Hendron officiating. Following the service the family will receive friends in the lobby of the funeral home. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Henry Jones Gibbs

Henry Jones Gibbs, 62, of Wanchese, NC died Tuesday, December 11, 2007 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mr. Gibbs, born in Hyde County, NC, was a commercial fisherman and attended Manteo First Assembly of God. He was the son of the late William F. Gibbs and the late Donnie Davison Gibbs Ambrose. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Gibbs and a brother, Walton Samuel Gibbs.  Mr. Gibbs is survived by his wife, Jennie Hassell Gibbs of the residence; a daughter, Amy Gibbs Wilson of Colington; a brother, James Ray Gibbs of Wanchese; and two grandchildren, Kayla Gibbs and Briana Wilson.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ron Denham, Rev. Jerald Craddock and Joey Fagley officiating. Burial will be in the East Lake United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and at other times at the residence at 126 Brothers Lane, Wanchese.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.   (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, December 13, 2007)

Inez Gray Gibbs

MANNS HARBOR - Inez Gray Gibbs, 93, of Manns Harbor, died Thursday, September 3, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Ms. Gibbs was born in Manns Harbor to Herman T. and Bertha Tillett Gibbs. She was Postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service for close to 50 years. She was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, past treasurer of the United Methodist Women, and past treasurer of the Manns Harbor Women’s Club. She was a mother to many, but never a birthmother and also a mentor to many through the years.  Besides her parents, Ms. Gibbs is preceded in death by two sisters, Jennie Creef and Margaret Gard; five brothers, Samuel Gibbs, Robert Gibbs, William Gibbs, Herman Gibbs, Jr., and Clarence “Tony” Gibbs.   She is survived by a sister, Rev. Bessie Hunnings Smith of Durham, NC; and many nieces, nephews, friends and church family.   A Celebration of Life will be held at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Betty Francis and Rev. Edwin Basnight officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence of Mr.& Mrs. Louie Basnight, 7680 Shipyard Rd., Manns Harbor.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 6, 2009; pg. 8A)  [Photograph taken by Mary & Dan Kemp in 2000.]

Jennie Carolina Hassell Gibbs

Jennie Carolina Hassell Gibbs, 64, of Wanchese, died Sunday November 13, 2011 in Chesapeake, Va. Mrs. Gibbs was born in Columbia, NC and was employed for a janitorial service. She was attended First Assembly of God in Manteo and East Lake Pentecostal Holiness Church.  She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Brent Twiddy Hassell and the wife of the late Henry Jones Gibbs.  Surviving are one daughter, Amy Gibbs Wilson of Kill Devil Hills; four sisters, Ella Swain of Columbia, Alpean Terry of Jonesville, Va., Frances Forbes of Shiloh and Sucellia Fagley of Manns Harbor; two brothers, Joseph Hassell of Florida and Dicky Hassell of Manns Harbor; two grandchildren, Kayla Gibbs and Briana Wilson. Mrs. Gibbs was predeceased by her daughter, Michelle Gibbs Wise, her sister, Shirley Jackson and her brother, Henry Hassell.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. Gerald Craddock and Rev. Steve Smith. Burial will be in East Lake United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m and at other times at the home of Debbie Terry, 308 Sir Walter Raleigh St., Manteo.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Larry Ward Gibbs

MANTEO, NC - Larry Ward Gibbs, 65, died at an Outer Banks medical facility on Tuesday, December 16, 2003. Mr. Gibbs was born in Port Jefferson, NY and was disabled and retired from the United States Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Hallett Ward Gibbs and Meatrice G. Gibbs and the husband of Betty Flowers Gibbs.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ricky Ward Gibbs and Sonny Lane Gibbs, both of Wilmington, NC; two sisters, Norma G. Gibbs of Grimesland, NC and Carolyn G. Williford and husband Charles of Engelhard, NC and several nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel on Saturday, December 20 at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at Twiford Funeral Home on Friday, December 19, 2003 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and at other times at the residence.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 18, 2003; pg. 12A)

Leonard Gallahan Gibbs

NAGS HEAD - Leonard Gallahan "Tubby" Gibbs died June 14, 2008, at the family residence after a long illness. Leonard was born in Richmond Jan. 21, 1927. He was the son of the late William Clifton Gibbs and Zulasue Haze Carlisle Gibbs of Richmond. Leonard served his country honorably in the United States Army from April 13, 1945 to Dec. 7, 1946. After his military service, Leonard built a successful career as a machinist with C&O Railroad Co. (Fulton Yard). In addition, he owned and operated Tubby & Tommy City Service. After Leonard and Marion raised their family, they retired to enjoy the life of the Outer Banks. Left to cherish the memory of Leonard Gibbs are his loving wife of 53 years, Marion D. Gibbs; his devoted son, L.G. "Casey" Gibbs Jr. and daughter-in-law Fran; and his sister, Audrey Strohecker, both of Richmond. He is also survived by his caring stepchildren, Martin and Irene Hunt of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; Alma Jean and Myron Fegley of Clayton, N.J.; Sue and Don Casker of Browns Mills, N.J.; Beth Reinhold of Utica, Mich.; David and Dorothy Hunt of Richmond; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Plans are pending for a graveside funeral at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond. The Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Road, Richmond, is in charge.  Gallop Funeral Services Inc. was entrusted with local arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - Monday, June 16, 2008)

Lucy Bratten Midgette Gibbs

MANNS HARBOR, N.C. - Lucy Bratten Midgette Gibbs, 82, of Manns Harbor, NC died Friday, March 4, 2005 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Gibbs, born in East Lake, NC, was a retired hairdresser and also worked for 20 years with the Shipwreck. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women’s Club. She was the daughter of the late James Henderson and Lillie Mae Pinner Bratten. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Claude Gaither Midgette and her second husband William Franklin Gibbs. Mrs. Gibbs is survived by two sons, Claude Midgette and wife, Susan of Alto, MI and Billy Midgette and wife, Phyllis Ann of Manns Harbor, NC; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 11:00 am with Rev. Debbie Grossman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 6, 2005; pg. 10A)

Matilda Ann Gibbs

Mrs. Matilda Ann Gibbs, 55, of Wanchese, died Monday afternoon [May 12, 1975] in the Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City as a result of injuries in a car accident. She was a native of Hatteras and the wife of Roy Gilbert Gibbs of Wanchese. She was the daughter of the late Blaine and Louisa Austin Smith. She attended the Manteo Assembly of God Church. In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Gilbert Bruce Gibbs and Darrel Keith Gibbs of Wanchese; three daughters: Mrs. Donna G. Thomas and Mrs. Betty Lou Reber of Manteo, and Mrs. Sherelene Johnson of Conway, S.C.; four sisters: Mrs. Louvenia Willis and Mrs. Ella Mae McPherson of Manteo, Mrs. Lila Willis of Chesapeake, Va. and Mrs. Byrna Abbott of Wanchese; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Bethany United Methodist Church, Wanchese by the Rev. Roy Burgess, pastor and the Rev. Carol Daniels. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese.  (unknown newspaper)

Ray Gibbs

Ray Gibbs, newborn son of Bambi Lisa Gibbs and Paul Comstock, died Tuesday, October 7, in Elizabeth City.  Besides his parents, the infant is survived by the maternal grandparents, James and Maude Gibbs ob Wanchese; the maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Midgett of Wanchese; the paternal grandparents, Robert and Joyce Comstock of Creswell, Herbert Holton and Mary Smith, and paternal great-grandparents, Leroy and Doris Comstock of Creswell.  Funeral services were held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Saturday, October 11.  Burial followed in a Manteo cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo was in charge of arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, October 16, 1997; pg. 10A)

Roy Gilbert Gibbs

WANCHESE - Roy Gilbert Gibbs, 92, of Wanchese, NC died on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at his residence.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Engelhard, NC, the son of the late Charlie Olin Gibbs and the late Olivia Lucretia Gibbs.  He was a retired carpenter and commercial fisherman.  Besides his parents, Mr. Gibbs is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Matilda Ann Smith Gibbs, his second wife, Eva Bell Cahoon Gibbs, and third wife, Alberta Van Zandt Gibbs.  He was also predeceased by two children, Michael Gibbs and Brenda Gibbs; three brothers, Edward, Russell and Shirrell, and three sisters, Leona, Violet Mae and Ovis Marie.  Mr. Gibbs is survived by three daughters, Sherleen Johnson of Columbia, SC, Betty Lou Gibbs of Manteo, NC, and Donna Thomas of Wanchese, NC; two sons, Bruce Gibbs of Morehead City, NC and Keith Gibbs of Wanchese, NC; grandchildren, Lynnett, Kenneth, Raymond, Lisa, Eddie, Michael, Blain and Molly; great-grandchildren, Laura, Julia, Brandon and Dominique.  Also surviving are brothers, Oliver O. Gibbs of Fairfield, NC, Charles O. Gibbs of Durham, NC, Alvin B. Gibbs of CA, C. Samuel Gibbs of Hillsborough, NC, and a sister, Clydie Maltbie of CA.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm with Bro. Oliver Gibbs officiating.  Viewing hours will be from 1:00 to 3:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

Samuel Gibbs

FUNERAL HELD FOR SAMUEL GIBBS - Funeral services for Samuel Gibbs, who died Thursday morning [May 28, 1943] at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lena Midgett of Skyco, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Wanchese Methodist Church with Rev. J.W. Sneeden officiating. Mr. Gibbs was buried with Masonic honors conducted by the Wanchese Lodge #521. Pallbearers were R.S. Cox, J.S. Harris, N.L. Mann, B.B. Fulford, J.H. Harris and J.M. Long, all of Engelhard, and members of the Masonic Lodge there. Mr. Gibbs was a native of Engelhard, Hyde County, and had lived there until about two years ago when he and Mrs. Gibbs moved to Skyco to care for Mrs. Gibbs' invalid mother. He had been in poor health for some time prior to his death. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Midgett Gibbs of Skyco; and one daughter, Miss Olga Gibbs of Washington, D.C.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 4, 1943; pg. 1)

Walton Samuel Gibbs, Sr.

WANCHESE - Walton Samuel Gibbs, Sr., 56, of Wanchese, died July 7 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital.  A native of Engelhard, he was the son of Donnie Davidson Ambrose of Wanchese and the late William F. Gibbs. He was the husband of Margaret O'Neal Gibbs of the home. Mr. Gibbs worked for the N.C. Department of Transportation and was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. Besides his mother and wife, he is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth G. Shelton of Wanchese; one son, Walton Samuel Gibbs, Jr. of Wanchese; two brothers: James Ray and Henry Gibbs, both of Wanchese; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were scheduled to be held at the First Assembly of God Church in Manteo on Saturday, July 10, at 3:00 p.m. by the Rev. Ron Denham with burial to follow in the Cudworth Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC]  - Sunday, July 11, 1993; pg. 10A)

Nettie Dean Robinson Gibson

HATTERAS - Nettie Dean Robinson Gibson, 89, died Monday, June 30, at a Norfolk hospital. Mrs. Gibson was born in Hattaras and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Bible Class. She was the daughter of the late Marvin Robinson and Minnie Ballance Robinson Austin, and the widow of William "Scotty" Gibson. Mrs. Gibson is survived by one daughter, Sheila Schinke of Frisco; one sister, Julia Tandy currently residing at Britthaven Nursing Home; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held July 3 at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Burial will take place in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC]  - Tuesday, July 1, 1997)

William T. Gibson

POPLAR HOTEL MAN OF HATTERAS DIES - William T. {Scottie) Gibson, 61, died Friday [July 21, 1967] of last week in the Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City. A native of California, he was a son of John and Mrs. Elizabeth Spence Gibson and the husband of Mrs. Nettie Robinson Gibson. Active in community affairs, Mr. Gibson was owner and operator of the Atlantic View Hotel; was a former member of the Dare County ABC Board; leader in affairs of the Hatteras Civic Club; a member of Hatteras Masonic Lodge and Sudan Shrine Temple of New Bern. For many years he operated Scottie's Restaurant in Hatteras, as well as the hotel. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. E.H. Schinke, of DePere, Wisconsin; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Hatteras Methodist Church by the Rev. H.W. Barnsides. Burial was in Quidley Cemetery in Buxton with Masonic rites at the grave.  (unknown newspaper)

Mary Delores Gillen

KITTY HAWK, NC - Mary Delores Gillen, 69, died Saturday, December 15, 2007 at her residence. She was born in Forest, OH and was the former owner of the Carolina Connections. She was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Kitty Hawk, NC.  Mary is survived by two sisters, Susan Gillen of Columbus, OH, Patti Yager of Eberett, WA, one brother David Gillen of Findley, OH, and preceded in death by her sister Roberta Carrier Landers.  A memorial service will be held at Mighty Wind Methodist Church, Nags Head, NC on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 11:00 am.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Garry Gilliam

BUXTON, NC - Garry Gilliam, 50, was called home Thursday, November 23, 2006, where he celebrated Thanksgiving in the presence of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Garry was born at Ramstein AFB, Landstuhl, Germany on September 14, 1956. He was a charter member of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Glasgow, KY where he was a former youth leader. He coached Little League T-ball and softball for several years and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Kentucky Wildcats. He was also a Kentucky Colonel. He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Gilliam and his mother-in-law, Allene Gaskins.  Garry is survived by his mother and step father, Charlotte and Don Gibson of Glen Allen, VA; his father-in-law, Keith Gaskins of Buxton, NC; his high school sweetheart and wife of 29 years, Carol Gilliam of Buxton, NC; four children, SSgt. Garry Gilliam II, USAF and wife Darrah of Grand Forks AFB, ND, Christina Pedigo and husband Jeremy of Temple Hill, KY, Connie Ferguson and husband SSG. Travis Ferguson, U.S. Army, Fort Drum, NY, and Garland Gilliam, THVFD, Temple Hill, KY and his finance' Holly Bragg of Knob Lick, KY; one granddaughter, Caitlyn Brooke Pedigo; one grandchild due to arrive in June, Baby Ferguson; two step granddaughters, Faith Ann and Angel Marie Ferguson; one brother, Gregg Gilliam of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters, Glenda Feronti and husband Mike of Sugar Grove, WV and Gwenn Tignor and husband Steve of Mechanicsville, VA; one sister-in-law, Brenda Darden and husband Bob of Kitty Hawk, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, along with a multitude of his brothers and sisters in Christ, all of whom will miss him dearly and cherish their memories of him.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 3:00 PM at the Lighthouse Assembly of God, Buxton, NC by the Rev. David Waterfield.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

John Anthony Gillikin

BUXTON, NC - John Anthony Gillikin, 55, of Buxton NC, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, in Chesapeake General Hospital. John Gillikin was born in Morehead City, NC and was the son of Delores Jennette Lewis of Buxton, NC, and the late Elbert R. Gillikin of Cedar Island, NC.  John was raised on Hatteras Island and a recipient of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship after graduating from Cape Hatteras High School in 1971. John was an avid sailor and waterman. An accomplished actor, John loved life, loved to laugh and was often the star of the show, both on and off stage.  John was retired US Coast Guard as well as a veteran, having served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. He was also retired from the US National Park Service and enjoyed a long career as a US Park Ranger. He was stationed at the Wright Brothers Monument in Kitty Hawk and other posts along the Outer Banks, the US Virgin Islands National Park and the Everglades National Park in Florida. John Gillikin was a nationally known expert on the Wright Brothers and the First Flight, appeared in several documentaries and was quoted in many publications on early aviation. He was regarded by his peers as a world class ranger - interpreter, a first rate historian and a scholar.  He is survived by his wife, Misty Brown Gillikin of the residence, his mother, Delores Jennette Lewis and husband, Terry Q. Lewis; sister, Elberta Gillikin; niece, Pam and husband, Buddy Johnson; their children, Cameron and Christa Johnson, all of Buxton; two grandchildren, Ryley and Xavier Brown of Virginia Beach, VA; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and "Buddy" his beloved Labrador Retriever.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Buxton Methodist Church on Monday, June 9 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Cory Oliver officiating. A viewing will be held and family and friends will be received at the Buxton Methodist Church from 7 - 8:30 PM on Sunday.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Island Free Press [Buxton, NC] – June 2008)

Neva May Stowe Gillikin

HATTERAS - Neva May Stowe Gillikin, 81, died Thursday, Nov. 27 at an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Gillikin was born in Hatteras. She was a homemaker and a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Ira Samuel and Minnie Laura O'Neal Stowe and was the widow of Leonard D. Gillikin. She is survived by two daughters: Minnie Laura Ballance of Hatteras and Sandy Phillips of Cary; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Nov. 30 at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, in is charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 30, 1997)

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