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Arthur Glidden

NAGS HEAD - Arthur Glidden, 73, passed peacefully with the loving support of friends and the dedicated staff at Britthaven in Nags Head. Arthur was born in Bangor Maine July 3, 1937 to Martin and Rose ( Grard ) Glidden and is survived by his brother and sister in law, Bob & Debbie Glidden of Point Harbor, his brother and sister in law Carl & Rose Glidden of Virginia Beach and his sister Madelene Glidden of Brewer Maine.  Arthur created a restaurant, Arts Place, in Kitty Hawk over 30 years ago. Within a few years Arthur, with the help of Bill Askew, created the Joy Fund to provide Outer Banks children and their families with a source of funding, food and toys for Christmas which were picked up and distributed by the fire departments of Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head.  For 25 years Arthur worked tirelessly to help and support anyone in need of assistance - he was a fixture at Walmart raising money and collecting anything he could for others in need. On January 5, 2001 the State of North Carolina awarded Arthur its highest civilian honor, the Order of The Long Leaf Pine, for his efforts on behalf of his outer banks community.  A sea side celebration of Arthur's life will be held November 27th at 2 PM in front of his beloved restaurant in Kitty Hawk.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 19, 2010; pg. 14A)

Abia Etheridge Glynn
The Coastland Times  - Thursday, Sept. 10, 1981; pg. 11A

Marie Liverman Godfrey

Funeral services for Mrs. William C. Godfrey, 21, of Manteo, were conducted Saturday afternoon, August 5, at the Manteo Baptist Church by Rev. W.C. Blue and Rev. M.W. Maness.  Special music was rendered by the choir, assisted by Miss Laura Johnston, soloist.  Mrs. Godfrey, who before her marriage was Miss Marie Liverman, died in a hospital after a long illness.  She is survived by her husband, who is overseas with the Army; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. C.L. Liverman; three sisters: Miss Esther Liverman, Retta June Liverman, and Mrs. Earl E. Henkensiefken; and three brothers: Carther Jr., Everett and Clarence Liverman, all of Manteo.  Burial was in Manteo Cemetery where a special service was conducted by the Manteo Rebekah Lodge, of which Mrs. Godfrey was a member.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 11, 1944; pg. 1)

Virginia "Jennie" Daniels Godsey
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 18, 1955; pg. 1

 Anita Willis Golden

Anita W. Golden, 84, of Atlantic, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at Carteret General Hospital. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Descendants of Hatteras Cemetery, a lot beside the home of Wally Morris in Atlantic, with the Rev. Tony Calhoun and Wally Morris officiating.  Mrs. Golden was born in Hatteras on May 27, 1922. She retired from Sea Level Hospital as a licensed practical nurse where she enjoyed her work. Her biggest desire in life was to be a good homemaker, wife and mother. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and cooking. She loved her doctor, Dr. Davis, and the staff of Carteret General Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Robert Golden; four sons, Mitchell Morris of Smyrna, Clyde Ray Tallent of Raleigh and Wallace Morris Jr. and Paul Morris, both of Atlantic; two step-children, Judy Gillikin of Bettie and George Golden of Hampton, Va.; a sister, Ruby Willis of Atlantic; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie Miller Willis and Roscoe G. Willis, formerly of Hatteras and Atlantic; and a brother, Ross Willis of Glendale, N.J. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.  (Carteret County News - Thursday, March 1, 2007)

Grace Twiford Golden

STUMPY POINT - Grace Twiford Golden, 82, of Stumpy Point, died, Monday, August 25 in her residence. Mrs. Golden was born in Stumpy Point and was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She was the daughter of the late Henry and Cora Wise Twiford and the wife of Hildred O. Golden.  Besides her husband surviving are one daughter; Sheila Golden of Stumpy Point.  A celebration of life will be held Friday, August 29, 2003, at 1:00 p.m. in the Shiloh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Jennings and Rev. Tom Clarke. Burial will be in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Thursday, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Golden family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 28, 2003; pg. 14A)

Hildred Oree Golden

STUMPY POINT, NC - Hildred Oree Golden went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 4, 2007. Born in Sea Level, NC on January 3, 1923, he was the youngest son of the late George and Caddie Taylor Golden. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. On June 6, 1943 he married Grace Twiford of Stumpy Point. He moved to Stumpy Point after World War II and became a commercial fisherman from which he retired at the age of 81.  Mr. Golden was a founding member and served in every capacity of the Stumpy Point Men's Club which evolved into the Stumpy Point Civic Association. He was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church where he served as chairman of the board and as a trustee for many years. He was also a member of the Oregon Inlet Users Association and the Oregon Inlet Waterways Commission for many years. He tried for many years to preserve and improve the fishing grounds for the commercial as well as the recreational fisherman. He fought and won the battle to keep Peat Mining out of Northeastern North Carolina. He also built many of his own boats and helped many to repair or improve theirs.  Mr. Golden was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, his parents, and three sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Sheila Golden of the residence; his brother, Robert Golden of Atlantic, NC; his nieces, Faye O'Neal of Manteo, NC, Judy Gillikin of Bettie, NC, Shirley Fuchs of Sea Level, NC, and Myra Lewis of Beaufort, NC; his nephews, Sammy and Danny Taylor of Sea Level, NC, George Golden of Hampton, VA, and Dallas Willis of Sea Level, NC. He also left many of his extended family and close friends who will miss his wisdom, friendship, and advice.  A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Shiloh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Jennings, the Rev. Ronnie Midgett, and the Rev. Sue Farlow. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel on Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and at other times at the residence.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ruth Bertram Goldman

BUXTON - Ruth Bertram Goldman, 80, of Buxton, died Wednesday, October 27, in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Goldman, born in Waterloo, IL, was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church. She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Elena Reitz Bertram and the widow of the late Noval Cedric Goldman.  Mrs. Goldman is survived by a daughter, Melissa Merrill of Buxton; a son, Terrall Goldman of Buxton; three grandchildren, Jackie Goldman of Buxton, Michelle King of Virginia Beach, and Shawn King of Buxton.  A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church, Buxton on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at 11:00 am with Father Andre Izac.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 28, 2004; pg. 17A)

Betty Tillett Goldstein

MANNS HARBOR, NC - Betty Tillett Goldstein, 66, of Manns Harbor, NC died Friday, March 5, 2004 in Harbinger, NC. She was born in Dare County, NC to the late Marshall Fields and Viola Tillett Tillett and was a homemaker.  She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Sue Ramadan of Long Island, NY; two sons, Robert Terrell of Manns Harbor, NC and Edward Tillett Goldstein of Baltimore, MD; and three grandchildren.  A graveside memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 2:00 PM at the Tillett Family Cemetery, Nags Head, NC by the Rev. David Dalton. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 9, 2004; pg. 13A)

Rebecca Cudworth Gollobin

WANCHESE - Rebecca Cudworth Gollobin, 69, of Wanchese, died Monday, Nov. 18, in a Greenville hospital.  Mrs. Gollobin, a native of Wanchese, was a sales clerk for Farmer's Daughter and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of Mrs. Alma Etheridge Cudworth of Wanchese and the late J.M. Cudworth, Sr., and was the widow of the late Dr. Arthur Gollobin.  Mrs. Gollobin is survived by one daughter, Denise G. Tayloe of Goldsboro; three sons: Gary Gollobin of New Zealand, David Gollobin of Lakeland, Fla., and Ronald Gollobin of Boston, Mass.; two sisters: Ruth Cudworth of Wanchese and Inis Hayden of Pompano Beach, Fla.; 6 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church Nov. 21 with the Rev. Bill Holliday officiating.  Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 19, 1996)

Nina Fulcher Good
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 13, 1992; pg. 9A

Roy Howard Good

BUXTON - Roy Howard Good, 66, of Buxton, NC died Friday, August 29 at his residence. Mr. Good was born in Frisco, NC and was a Heavy Equipment Operator and Truck Driver for Crump Construction Company. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U. S. Army and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was the son of the late Sherman and Nina Fulcher Good.  Mr. Good is survived by his wife, Brenda Quidley Good of the residence; a sister, Susie Good of Chicago, IL; three brothers, George Good of Elizabeth City, NC, Tommy Good and Gerald Good, both of Frisco, NC.  Funeral services will be held at the residence at 48077 Buxton Back Road on Monday, September 1, 2003 at 11:00 am with Rev. Roger Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in the Quidley Family Cemetery. The body will be placed in the home on Saturday afternoon to lie in state until Monday.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 31, 2003; pg. 14A)

Danna Michelle Goodwin

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Danna Michelle Goodwin, 39, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Thursday, January 31, 2008 in a Hampton, VA hospital.  Ms. Goodwin, born in Elizabeth City, NC was a disabled veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Michael Goodwin.  She is survived by her mother and step-father, Rita Lewark Pledger and Sammy Pledger of Manteo, NC; two sisters, Sherry Meador and husband, Rusty, and Julia Meadows and husband, Matt; a step-sister, Sabrina Crane and husband, David; two uncles, Vernon Lewark and Fred Lewark; a niece and nephew, Mitch and Mariah Meador.  A Service of Remembrance will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 3, 2008; pg. 12A)

Selina Austin Goodwin

HATTERAS - Selina Austin Goodwin, 77, died Thursday, May 21, at an Elizabeth City Hospital. Mrs. Goodwin was born in Hatteras and was a retired postmaster from the Frisco Post Office. She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Arkansas Chapter and the National Assc. of Postmasters of the U.S. Mrs. Goodwin was the daughter of the late Olen Austin and Emeline Robinson Austin. She was the wife of the late James W. Leonard and Perry J. Goodwin, Sr. of Cedar Island. She is survived by 4 daughters: Linda L. Houston of Quitman, Ark., Laura L. Taylor of Beaufort, Leigh L. Smith of Holly Spring, and Lucy L. Craig of Ravenel, S.C.; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins and H.J. Willis officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery with Order of the Eastern Star Rites. Twiford's Funeral Home in Hatteras is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 24, 1998; pg. 10A)

David Henry Gordon

KILL DEVIL HILLS - David Henry Gordon, 44, died Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at his residence in Colington Harbor. He was born in Richmond, VA and was owner/operator of the Outer Banks Flag Shoppe.  Mr. Gordon is survived by his wife, Carol Abrams Gordon of the residence; his son, Max Gordon of the residence; his father-in-law, Ellis Abrams of the residence; his mother, Patricia O'Connell Janss and husband Lee of Kill Devil Hills, NC; his father, Charles Thomas Gordon of Mechanicsville, VA and his brother, James Gordon of Washington D.C.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 11, 2007; pg. 10A)

Penelope O'Neal Gordon

Mrs. Penelope O'Neal Gordon, age 87, widow of Decator Gordon and daughter of the late Farrow and Mrs. Polly Gamel O'Neal, a native of Nags Head, N.C. and a resident of Norfolk for 8 years.  She died Saturday, February 21, 1953 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Owens Parron at 8715 Granby Street, after a short illness.  She was a member of the Kitty Hawk, N.C. Baptist Church.  Besides her daughter, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Irdell Owens Jones and Mrs. Bessie Owens Grimstead, both of Norfolk; one son, Joseph B. Owens of Washington, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Elnora Odom of Norfolk; one brother, J.C. O'Neal of Poplar Branch, N.C.; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  The body will be taken from the Derry-Twiford Funeral Home on Feb. 22 to Kitty Hawk where funeral services will be conducted at the grave in the Austin Cemetery by the Rev. F.B. Denwiddie, pastor of the Manteo, N.C. Baptist Church. Pallbearers: Albert Parron, Proctor Parron, Walter Parron, Jr., Earl English, Ronald Bagwell and Dorsey Jones.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday Feb. 22, 1953)

Erma Delorse Gore

Erma Delorse Gore died February 24 in Barco.  Mrs. Gore was born in Manteo June 22, 1939 to the late William D. Daniels and Mary E. Simmons Daniels. She was preceded in death by her brother Roy Scarborough and her daughter Fredia Oates.  Mrs. Gore graduated from P.W. Moore High School in Elizabeth City and went on to graduate from Elizabeth City State University with a degree in education. She was employed as a teacher for many years in the Plymouth North Carolina schools and in several Maryland schools. She eventually retired from the Virginia public school system but enjoyed working as a child care provider in recent years.  She returned to Manteo where she was faithful member of Free Grace Disciples of Christ Church and a trusted sponsor of church programs over the years. She also sang in the Free Grace Choir and enjoyed cooking for her family and church family. Erma will be remembered for her humor, honesty, and loyal friendship to many. Left to cherish Erma’s memory is her son Manfred A. Gore of Baltimore; her daughter Monique Gore of Manteo, one brother, Leon D. Daniels and wife Ella of Manteo, three grandchildren Leslie Grissett, and Mary Gore and Iesha Gore all of Manteo, two great-grandchildren; a host of extended family members and dear friends.  A funeral service will be held Saturday February 28, 2009 at 3 O’clock in the afternoon at Free Grace Disciples of Christ Church in Manteo. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral at 2 O’clock. Free Grace Pastor Carrie G. Holmes will officiate. Interment will follow the funeral at Free Grace Cemetery.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 26, 2009; pg. 10A)

Donald Leroy Gould

BUXTON - Donald Leroy Gould, 50, died Sunday, March 7, 1999 at his residence. Born in Clearfield County, Pa., he was the son of the late George Earl and Doris Doffit Gould, and the husband of Freida Gaskins Gould of the home. Besides his wife, Mr. Gould is survived by three daughters: Anna Gould of Buxton, Tamara Keeney of Belair, Md. and Sabrina Taylor of Luray, Va.; one son, Christopher A. Gould of Buxton; one sister, Linda Chapman of Stafford, Va.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Huskins officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Eliza Midgett Gould

Mrs. Eliza Midgett Gould, 78, who for many years operated the Tranquil House in Manteo, died on arrival at the Elizabeth City Hospital Saturday morning, following an illness of 10 years.  She was the wife of the late Nathaniel E. Gould, a prominent Dare County citizen, and the daughter of the late Phoebe O'Neal and John Allen Midgett of Rodanthe, her birth place.  Mrs. Gould had removed to Nags Head 9 years ago and established her home next to that of her daughter, Mrs. Dewey Hayman, at Arlington Hotel.  Besides Mrs. Hayman, three other daughters survive: Mrs. Walter Townsend of Kalmath Falls, Oregon, Mrs. Al Mathers of Memphis, Tennessee and Mrs. Maurice I. Mandell of Bowling Green, Ohio.  Two sisters: Mrs. Laurania Midgett and Mrs. J. Frank Meekins of Rodanthe; a brother, C.P. Midgett of Nags Head.  Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at 11 o'clock in St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church at Nags Head by the Rev. A.C.D. Noe, retired Episcopal rector, assisted by the church rector, Rev. R.W. Turner and the Rev. C.W. Guthrie.  The congregation sang “Abide With Me” and a solo, “The Lord’s Prayer”, was sung by Miss Katherine Pfehl.  Mrs. Victor Meekins accompanied at the organ.  The casket was covered with a pall made of white carnations and fern.  Burial followed in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Manteo.  Active pallbearers were Ross Frazier, W.R. Pearce, Pat Bayne, M.K. Fearing, Jr., M.L. Daniels, Jr. and Bill Tarkington.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 3, 1959; pg. 6)

Edgar Govan

MANTEO - Edgar “Poorboy” Govan, 49, of 708 Fernando Street, died on October 26, 2014 at his home. He was the son of Mabel Govan Porter and the late Edgar Govan, Jr. Edgar joined Free Grace Church of Christ at an early age and truly loved his church and church family. He was employed with the Dare County Schools Department of Transportation for twenty one years. In addition he owned and operated his own full service garage. As a volunteer with the Dare County Department of Parks and Recreation he was able to coach for eighteen years, his sons, Trey and Isaiah, along with many others, in baseball and football. “Mr. Edgar” was well known and respected as a mentor and father figure to many young people within the community. He taught respect and manners as well as the fundamentals of sports. He also served as an advisor in the Monday Night Alive Tutoring Program. Having been trained all over North Carolina, he loved to fight fires and worked his way to the rank of lieutenant with the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department. A true NHRA drag racer, he loved going to the race track with his best friend, John Kevin, with Trey and Isaiah by his side. “Poorboy” was an avid hunter.  Edgar is survived by his wife, Darlene Govan; sons, Trey Edgar Govan, Isaiah Govan and Michael Winslow; sisters, First Lady Doris Smith and husband, General Bishop, Alton, Diane Simms and husband, John, Deborah Burton, Betty Selby and husband, Tony; brothers, Harris Burton and wife, Janice, James Nat Burton and wife, Nerissa, Larry Burton, George Govan, Bobby Govan and wife, Kalleta; a treasured niece, La’Toya (Poochie) Gamboa; sister-in-law, Vanessa Bryant and husband, Chuck; brothers-in-law, Murphy Glen Peterson Jr., and Anthony D. Spencer; and a brother-in-love, John Kevin Daniels.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Free Grace Church of Christ, 843 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 28th from 6:00 until 7:30pm and at the home of Mabel Porter, 103 California Lane, at other times.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Wilton Scott Graham

Wilton Scott Graham, 49, of Kill Devil Hills, died at his home on Nov. 7. He is survived by his wife, Tanya Barkley-Graham, and son, York Barkley Graham; his parents, Dougald and Dorothy Graham of Nags Head; sister Robin Strocchia of Bethesda, MD; brothers Jimmy Graham of Kill Devil Hills, Mark Graham of Nags Head, and Randy Graham and wife Sandy of Kill Devil Hills; sister Sherry Smalley and husband Steve of Kill Devil Hills; sister-in-law Veelee Donahue and husband Bill; and by nephews and nieces.  Graham graduated from Manteo High School in 1982 and went on to captain his own fishing boat, Captain York, out of Wanchese.  A celebration of life was held at Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier House on Nov. 11. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - November 2012)

Alice Austin Gray
The Coastland Times – Thursday, January 16, 1986; pg. 8A

A. (Allen) B. Gray

CARRIED OVERBOARD BY BOOM - In the storm of Tuesday, January the 7th, A.B. Gray, a young man of Avon, was washed overboard from the schooner E.R. Daniels and drowned. The schooner was off Old Point in Pamlico Sound when, in the gale the young man was carried overboard by the gibing of a boom. In the gale of the wind and the high seas, it was impossible to effect his rescue. Before the schooner could be "brought to" he had sunk in the waves and was lost from view. The young man was about eighteen years old, had a most excellent reputation and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - January 17, 1908; pg. 1)

Alma Scarborough Gray

AVON - Alma Scarborough Gray, 85, died Wednesday, July 26 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mrs. Gray, a native of Avon, was a homemaker and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Celestial Sumner and Sudie Gray Scarborough and the widow of the late Arthur Lupton Gray. Mrs. Gray is survived by one daughter, Wanda O'Neal of Avon; two sisters: Lillian S. Nardoci of Greensboro and Anges S. Maceda of Vienna, Va.; three brothers: Ralph Scarborough, Maxton Scarborough and Orville Scarborough, all of Avon; two grandchildren: Angela D. Touchet of Newport News, Va. and Mary Elizabeth O'Neal of Sumpter, S.C. Funeral services will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church in Avon on Friday, July 28, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Leon Fowler officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Avon. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 27, 2000; pg. 10A)

Almey Huey Gray

STUMPY POINT, NC - Almey Huey Gray, 71, of Stumpy Point, NC died Thursday, May 10, 2007 at the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head, NC. Mr. Gray was a native of Stumpy Point and was a retired Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard and was an honorary Kentucky Colonel. He was the son of the late Percy O. Gray and the late Lydia Cahoon Gray.  Mr. Gray is survived by his wife, Patricia McCabe Gray of the residence; a daughter, Annie Gray-Clark of Manteo, NC; three sons, Almey Gray of Stumpy Point, NC, Glenn Gray of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Darrell Gray of Newport, RI; a sister, Rose Suter of Ellicott City, MD; seven grandchildren, Denise Geer, Almey Roy Gray, Trevor Clark, Glenn C. Gray, Tyner Gray, Evan Gray and Logan Gray.  A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Bayview Chapel, Stumpy Point on Monday, May 14, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. John DeCarmo and Rev. Sue Farlow officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Alonzo Curtis Gray

AVON, Nov. 27 - Alonzo Curtis Gray, 77, died Wednesday morning [Nov. 25, 1959] at 11:35 at the family residence at Avon after an illness of two months. He was a native of Dare County and resided in Avon all of his life. he was the son of the late Shanklin and Mary Gray and the husband of Mrs. Eva Austin Gray. He was retired from the USCG after serving 26 years. He served in World Wars I and II. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Avon. Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 daughters: Mrs. Arethia Lane of Princess Anne, Va., Mrs. Hilda Marlin of Pleasant Road, Va., Mrs. Wilma Hill of Petersburg, Va., and Mrs. Janice Sanders of Raleigh; one son, Arthur Gray of the US Army. Funeral services were conducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock in the Assembly of God Church at Avon by the Rev. Wayne Barkley, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Alvin Price of the Assembly of God Church of Hertford, the Rev. Luther Sherriell, pastor of the Avon Methodist Church and the Rev. Fred Gray. Burial followed in the family plot.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - unknown date)

Anna Scarborough Gray

Virginia Beach - Anna Scarborough Gray went home to be with the Lord on December 3, 2011. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. Mrs. Gray, known to many as "Mimi," was born in Avon, NC to Sumner and Gladys Scarborough, August 16th in an undisclosed year. She said, "a lady never reveals her age." She was also cared for by her aunt, "Mommy Alice" Meekins. She is predeceased by her husband Jack Gray; siblings Sumner, Edward, Harold, and Aldean Scarborough; and beloved grandson Chaps Gray.   She is survived by her two devoted daughters, who cared for her lovingly and diligently in her final days, Beatrice (Dr. Charles) Dennis and Jacqueline (Sandy) Gray; three beloved grandchildren, Anna (Amit) Karkoon, Dr. Suzanne (Jatinder) Singh, and Caleb Chaplain; one great-grandson, Ethan; siblings Darlene (Robert) Willis; Moran Scarborough; and Gracie (John) Gray; and brother-in-law Harold (Crystal) Gray.   Mimi will be remembered for her love of cooking high salt content food, spending time with her family, discussing current events, and daily telephone calls with her cousin Stella Price. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Drs. Marc Boustany, Micheal Lee, and Jieming Yan. Also, thank you to Sentara Leigh Hospital and Sentara Hospice Care for their comforting services.  A graveside service will be planned at the Gray Family Cemetery on North End Road in Avon, NC.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, December 4, 2011)

Annie Griffin Gray

FORMER MANTEO WOMAN DIES IN ATLANTA, GA. - Word was received in Manteo this week of the death of Mrs. Annie Griffin Gray of Atlanta, Ga. who died Tuesday morning [Dec. 5, 1944] in Atlanta at the age of 82. She had been ill for some time. Mrs. Gray will be pleasantly remembered by many of the older people of Roanoke Island. She was a native of Roanoke Island being the daughter of the late Elisha and Mary Griffin and taught school in Manteo for several years. She had been living in Atlanta for many years and funeral services were held there. She was the widow of the late James M. Gray of Atlanta. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Hollis Hope and Mrs. Edgar Lindgren of Atlanta; three brothers: James Gray of New York City, Wendell Gray and John Gray who live in Missouri; two brothers, W.J. Griffin of Manteo and Rev. George W. Griffin of Washington, D.C.; and a large number of grandchildren..  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 8, 1944; pg. 1)

Asa Hamilton Gray, Jr.

WAVES - Asa Hamilton Gray, Jr., 74, of Waves, died Wednesday, May 15, in an Elizabeth City hospital. A native of Waves, he was a representative for the Pepsi Cola Co. for 48 yrs. He was a charter member of the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698, the Board Of Directors for Cape Hatteras Electric Membership Corp. for 25 yrs., the N.C. Fisheries, Hatteras & Ocracoke Auxiliary, and a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church. Mr. Gray was the son of the late Asa H. Gray, Sr. and Esta Midgett Gray and the widower of Mary Elizabeth Midgett Gray. Mr. Gray was recently cited by the network of Electric Cooperatives for N.C. for his long service. Mr. Gray is survived by two sons: Rudy Gray and his wife Betty and Asa H. Gray, III and his wife Susan, all of Waves; three grandchildren: Asa H. Gray, IV and Cassey Elizabeth Gray, both if Buxton, and Caitlin Elizabeth Gray of Waves; one aunt, Alethia Meekins of Waves and one niece, Dorothy Brannon of Greenville. Funeral services will be held at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 19, with the Rev. Berry Taylor officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites by the Cape Hatteras Lodge #698 will follow in the Gray Family Cemetery in Rodanthe. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 19, 1996)

Asa Hamilton Gray, Sr.

Asa Hamilton Gray, Sr., 78, of Waves, died Monday morning [Aug. 21, 1978] in the Albemarle Hospital following a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Waves. He was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church, former lay leader and superintendent of its Sunday School, member of Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698 AF&AM and Hatteras Island Order of Eastern Star #303. He was the son of the late Davis and Mrs. Sadie Midgett Gray and the husband of Mrs. Esta Midgett Gray of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Asa Hamilton Gray, Jr. of Waves; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the Fairhaven United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Miller, pastor. Burial will follow in the Gray Family Cemetery, Waves with Masonic Rites conducted at the grave. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Asa Hamilton Gray, IV

CAPE HATTERAS - Asa Hamilton Gray, IV, 34, found peace on Nov. 18.  Hamilton was the first baby of the new year, born in Elizabeth City, Jan. 1, 1975.  He was a graduate of Cape Hatteras High School.  He loved basketball, surfing, and most of all, fishing. He was a commercial fisherman.  His survivors include his mother and step-father, Dawn and Danny Fenyak; his father, Asa Gray, III; sisters, Danielle Fenyak, Cassie Gray, Caitlyn Gray, and Caroline Gray; grandparents, Clifton and Susan Austin; the love of his life and soul mate, Jennifer Rodriguez; his dog and companion, Baby; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Asa, II and Elizabeth Gray.  A memorial service will be held on the Pamlico Sound, Monday, November 23, 2009. Boarding will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Oden’s Dock. Following the service everyone is invited to attend a celebration of life at the Hatteras Civic Center.  We will always remember him for his beautiful smile and his big heart.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 22, 2009; pg. 12A)

Barbara Gray Gray

HATTERAS - Barbara "Bobbie" Gray Gray, 71, of Hatteras, NC died Friday, September 10, 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Gray was a native of Hatteras and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and the Cape Hatteras Chapter of Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Gray was the daughter of the late Harold and Rose Ballance Gray. She is survived by four daughters, April Rimmer of Hatteras, NC, Donna Funkhouser and husband, Danny of Portsmouth, VA, Ame Gray of Hatteras, NC and Joni Horine of Boone, NC; one sister, Wylie Williams of New Jersey; three grandchildren, Wesley Rimmer, Zakary and Joshua Horine; and her dog, D.D.  Funeral services will be held at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Monday, September 13, 2004 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Charles Mosely officiating. Burial will follow in the Ballance Family Cemetery, Hatteras. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras on Sunday evening from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 12, 2004; pg. 12A)

Baxter Meekins Gray

Baxter Meekins Gray, 62, of 302 W. Colonial Ave., died Sunday [Nov. 5, 1967] at 4:25 in Albemarle Hospital. He was a native of Avon and lived in Elizabeth City for the past 20 years. He was the son of the late Nathan and Mary Williams Gray, a retired boatswain's mate first class, of the U.S. Coast Guard, and a former employee of Martin's Decorating Shop. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Farrow Gray; two daughters: Mrs. Gracie Hemingway and Mrs. Mercedes Blake of Elizabeth City; two sons: Baxter M. Gray of Elizabeth City and Benjamin Gray, U.S. Army stationed in Ft. Eustis, Va.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Leslie Bruce, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, and Dr. L. Sigsbee Miller, retired minister. Burial with full military honors will be in the veterans plot of New Hollywood Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Benjamin Clifford Gray, Sr.

Benjamin Clifford Gray, Sr., 76 of 140 Lambs Road Camden, NC died Monday morning August 6, 2007 at his residence. He was a native of Dare County and the son of the late Baxter M. Gray, Sr., and Annie Farrow Gray. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Sawyer Gray and son Benjamin Clifford "Cliff" Gray Jr. Mr. Gray was a member of the Sawyer’s Creek Baptist Church and the Craftsman Guild, and was retired from the US Army. Mr. Gray was a former Camden County Commissioner, Camden County Tax Supervisor and had done a lot of volunteering in the local school system.  Mr. Gray is survived by two daughters, Jean Gray and companion Steve White of Elizabeth City, NC, Gail Gray Zellen and friend David Hester of Waterford, MI; a son, John Gray and wife DeEtte of Bethesda, MD; two sisters, Cede Blake of Elizabeth City, NC, and Grace Hemingway of Powell’s Point, NC; a brother, Baxter Gray of Elizabeth City, NC; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a lifetime friend Phyllis Sawyer.  Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 3:00 PM at Sawyer’s Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Carter and the Rev. Herbert Hemingway officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Bessie Gray

MISS BESSIE GRAY DIES FRIDAY NIGHT - Miss Bessie Gray, 21, died near Wilson Friday night [July 23, 1943] while enroute to her home in Manteo from Sanatorium where she had been a patient for several years. She was being accompanied by Mrs. Elroy Gray of Creswell and Mrs. R.H. Gray of Wanchese, in an ambulance from the Evans Funeral home in Manteo. Accompanying them in another automobile were Elroy Gray, Van Buren Gray and Mrs. Leon Davenport. Miss Gray, who was well known and liked by all who knew her, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Everett Gray of Manteo. She is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Carther Liverman and Mrs. James Heath of Manteo and Mrs. Leon Davenport of Creswell; two brothers: Van Buren Gray of Wanchese and Elroy Gray of Creswell; and one half-brother, Wesley Gray of Richmond, Va. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at four o'clock at Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo with Rev. M.W. Maness officiating. Interment was in Manteo Cemetery. Pallbearers were Raymond Wescott, St. Clair Tillett, Jr., Jethro Midgett, A.H. Etheridge, Marvin Mann and Edwin Midgett. Music was by the church choir, assisted by Miss Elizabeth Davis who sang "Abide With Me" by special request. Hymns were also sung at the grave by a trio.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 30, 1943; pg. 1)

Bethany Rebecca Midgett Gray

RODANTHE - Bethany Rebecca Midgett Gray, 90, died Sunday, October 31 in Chesapeake, Va. Mrs. Gray was born in Rodanthe, the daughter of John Allen and Jazanie Payne Midgett, Jr. and was the wife of the late Julia L. Gray. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church where she served as choir member, pianist, organist and taught Sunday School. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, Outer Banks Rebekah Lodge #165, member of Former Ladies Aide Society and Dare County Home Demonstration Club. Surviving are two daughters: Norma Gray Cahoon and husband Jack of Manteo, and Sheila Gray Eakins and husband Jack of Brownsburg, Ind.; four sons: Norman J. Gray and wife Marneen of Miami, Fla., Wiley W. Gray and wife Evelyn of Fort Pierce, Fla., Allen E. Gray and wife Frances of Richlands, Va., and Cyrus G. Gray and wife Marie of Portsmouth, Va.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gray was predeceased by a son, Gerald L. Gray; grandson, Jack Eakins, Jr. and great-grandson, Julian Wayne Gray. A funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Fairhaven United Methodist Church by the Rev. Brian Shaw with burial in the Manteo Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford's Funeral Home Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 2, 1999)

Caddie Belle McKinney Gray

STUMPY POINT - Caddie Belle McKinney Gray, 80, died Thursday, April 30, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mrs. Gray, born in Hyde County, was a homemaker and a member of the Congregational Holiness Church. She was the daughter of the late Will and Susan Neal McKinney and the widow of William E. Gray. Mrs. Gray is survived by two daughters: Kathryn Carawan of Stumpy Point and Martha Gray of Manteo; four sons: Jack Gray of Chesapeake, Va., Gilbert Gray, James Gray and William Gray, all of Strumpy Point; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at the Shiloh Methodist Church, Stumpy Point, today at 3 p.m. with the Rev. M.E. Edwards and the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 3, 1998; pg. 14A)

Carmen Pridgen Gray

KITTY HAWK, NC - Carmen Pridgen Gray, 69, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Tuesday, June 5, 2007 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Gray, a native of Dare County, was a retired School Teacher with 30 years of service with Dare County Schools. She was the daughter of the late Elwood Pridgen, Sr. and the late Nellie Myrtle Midgett Pridgen.  Mrs. Gray is survived by her husband, Billy Gray of the residence; a daughter, Monique Gray of Kitty Hawk, NC ; and a granddaughter, Olivia Spivey.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 1:00 pm at the Nags Head Church with Rev. Rick Lawrenson officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twifor Funeral Home obituary)

Carole Denise Gray

AVON - Miss Carole Denise Gray, 16, of Buxton died Saturday [March 1, 1980] in an automobile accident. She had lived in Buxton and was the daughter of Charles L. Gray and Vivian Robinson Gray. She was a student at Cape Hatteras High School and attended Buxton United Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents: Dennis and Eliza Robinson of Hatteras, and paternal grandparents: Tommy and Winnie Gray of Buxton. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor, and the Rev. Charles Foster, Frisco Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will follow in the Quidley Cemetery, Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Caroline Rowland Gray

AVON, NC - Caroline Rowland Gray, 91, died at her home in Avon, Sunday, November 13, 2005. Mama Carrie was a local artist with a loyal following. She was born in Patchogue, NY on January 11, 1914 to the late Howard Betts Rowland and Elizabeth Augusta Stockem Rowland. She married the late Ellis Andrew Gray, Sr. in 1931 and moved to Avon in 1934. She was a member of The Church of the Nazarene in Patchogue.  Surviving are her five children; Elizabeth Gaskins and husband, Warren of Avon, Mary Gray and husband Hal of Hatteras, Ellis Gray, Jr. and wife Mary of Florida, John Gray and wife Grace of Avon, Cheryl McDonald and husband Allen of Virginia; nine grandchildren; Sheila Crowe and husband Ron, Warren Gaskins, Jr. and wife Denise, Ranny Barnett and wife Beth, Timothy Barnett, Ellis Gray, III and wife Patty, Pamela Gray and husband Chuck, Anthony Gray and wife Diane, Dana Gray, Alicia Gray; 12 great-grandchildren; Carrie Dilworth and husband Don, Ryan Meekins and wife Tiffany, Warren Gaskins, III, Antoinette Mattingly and husband Brian, Amanda Tucker and husband Jeremy, Ashley and Krista Barnett, Jade, Samantha and Victoria Gray, Christopher and Adriana Gray; seven great-great grandchildren; Olivia, Liam, Jackie Lynn, Ruby, Jack, Foster and Sumner. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.  She will be remembered as a gracious lady, devoted mother and grandmother.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at St. John’s United Methodist Church. A tribute to her life here on earth will be conducted on Wednesday, November 16 at the church at 2:00 PM as she rejoices with family, friends and her faithful friend Kayak who have gone on before. Dr. Susie Fitch-Slater will conduct the service at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Ellis Gray Burial Ground.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Carrie Gray

BLACK MOUNTAIN - Mrs. Carrie Gray, 96, of Black Mountain, died Saturday in an Asheville nursing home following a period of declining health. She was a native of Dare County. She is survived by three sons: Blaine B. Gray of Winston-Salem, W.E. Gray of Cape Hatteras, and Kermit Gray of Mount Airy; a daughter, Carolyn Richards of Georgetown, S.C.; and two sisters: Mrs. (should be Miss) Maude O'Neal of Black Mountain and Dianna Dailey of Philadelphia, Pa. services were held Monday in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home. Burial was in Mountain View Memorial Park.  (unknown newspaper)

Carroll Bruce Gray

EXTENSIVE SEARCH RECOVERS TWO; AVON NATIVE DROWNS - The body of a 52-year old Avon native was found on an Avon beach early Tuesday morning ending an eight-hour search that involved the efforts of four rescue vehicles and an estimated 40 volunteers. Carroll Bruce Gray, Sr., 52, was lost in the waters of Pamlico Sound [Oct. 3, 1977] after the motorboat that he shared with three others became swamped and capsized. Survivors were Gray's twin brother, Clyde of Avon, George Miller, 44 of Chesapeake, and Oscar Hayden, 51, of Oneida, Ky. According to Dare County Deputy Sheriff Jasper Williams, the boat which belonged to Gray, became fouled in a net that the men were using to catch fish. Miller went overboard in an attempt to free the boat then tried to get back aboard over the stern. Waves pushed by the 20 knot wind washed over the stern and quickly swamped the boat. Miller then swam ashore and reported the accident. A helicopter was dispatched and a utility boat was launched to comb the water for the 3 missing men. A Coast Guard C130 aircraft shining a searchlight through its rear cargo doors, also joined the search party, with a second helicopter following closely behind. Local fishermen and Avon residents saw the searchlight and appeared at the scene to offer assistance. Using CB radios for communication, they helped search the area on foot and in boats. Within hours, Clyde Gray and Oscar Hayden were found by a crew in a small volunteered boat. They were examined by a physician for exposure and released. The search ended at 4 a.m. that night. Forty-five minutes after it was resumed Tuesday morning, Gray's body was recovered. A native of Avon, Gray was the husband of Emily Jean Hyden Gray and the son of Mrs. Ersie Gray Gray. He was a pierman for Exxon for 29 years. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and a Coast Guard veteran. He was a member of Royal Moose Lodge #39. Survivors also include a son, Carroll B. Gray, Jr. of Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. Irma Lang of Buxton and Mrs. Myrtle Burrus of Norfolk; three brothers: Clyde Gray and Elwood Gray of Avon, and Vance Gray of Norfolk. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. John's United Methodist Church in Avon by the Rev. Jim Harris, with burial in the George Gray Cemetery in Buxton.  (unknown newspaper)

Catherine Ann Rebecca Gray
North Carolinian Advocate - April 4, 1907
Submitted by Linda Lau

Charles Fatio Gray

BUXTON - Charles Fatio Gray, 73, Diamond Shoals Drive, died March 12 at his residence. A native of Buxton, he was the son of the late Charles Poole and Odessa Jennette Gray. He was retired from the N.C. State Dept. of Transportation, Division of Ferries and was the former owner-operator of the Tower Circle Motel, Buxton. He was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church, the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698, York Rite Bodies and the Sudan Temple of New Bern. He was the founder of the Buxton Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. Mr. Gray was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and the Merchant Marines. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Barnette Gray of the home; one daughter, Nancy G. Scarborough of Avon; one son, Bryan Leigh Perry of Buxton; two sisters: Janet G. Finnegan of Virginia Beach, Va. and Iva G. McAden of Morehead City; four brothers: Tommie Gray, H. Curtis Gray, and Jack Gray, all of Buxton, and Wallace C. Gray of Manteo; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on Wednesday, March 14, at 11 a.m. by the Revs. Tom Sweeley and Tom Prophet. Burial with military rites will follow in the Barnett Family Cemetery. The body will be place in the church to lie in state at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 13, 1990)

Charles Pool Gray

BUXTON, N.C. - Charles Pool Gray, 80, a retired schoolteacher, died in his home Sunday [June 12, 1966] after an illness of 21/2 years. He was the husband of Mrs. Odessa Janette Gray and a son of Amelick and Mrs. Elizabeth Hooper Gray. A native of Kinnekeck [sic], he lived in Buxton 67 years. He retired from the Dare County Board of Education after 43 years of teaching. He was a member of Buxton Methodist Church, Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698, and Kappa Alpha fraternity. Besides his widow, he is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Janet G. Finnegan of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Iva G. McAden of Winston-Salem, and Mrs. Eleanor W. Gray of Buxton; five sons: Charles F. Gray and Herbert Curtis Gray of Buxton, Thomas B. Gray of Virginia Beach, Wallace R. Gray of Manteo, and Jack S. Gray of Woodbridge, Va.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Buxton Methodist Church. Burial will be in Quidley Cemetery. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home to the church at 1 p.m.  (unknown newspaper)

Charlotte Robinson Schneider Gray

BUXTON, NC - Charlotte Robinson Schneider Gray, 79, of Buxton, NC died Tuesday, August 29, 2006 in Chesapeake, VA. Mrs. Gray was born in Vineland, NJ and was a retired bookkeeper for the Navy Exchange. She was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Angler’s Club and was a Past Worthy Matron, a Past Grand Representative and a former Secretary in the Order of Eastern Star. She was the daughter of the late George and Emma Robinson Schneider.  Mrs. Gray is survived by her husband, Elmore Ross Gray of the residence; a daughter, Karen Benton and husband, Tom of Chesapeake, VA; a son, Sonny Gray and wife, Melody of Midlothian, VA; a sister, Emma Watson and a brother, Paul Schneider, both of New Jersey; two grandchildren, Michelle Milstead and husband, John of Midlothian, VA and Ross Benton of Chesapeake, VA; and one great-grandson, Jack Milstead of Midlothian, VA.  Funeral services will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Burial will be in the Gray Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Christopher C. Gray

Christopher C. Gray, 65, died Tuesday morning [Feb. 5, 1952] at 6 o'clock at the home in Buxton after an illness of one year.  He was a native of Avon but had been living in Buxton for the past 52 years.  He was the son of Mrs. Matthew Gray and was retired in 1929 from the U.S. Navy and Lighthouse Service after 20 years of service as chief water tender.  He was a member of the Methodist Church at Buxton.  Besides his mother, he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Oliver C. Rhoden and Mrs. Harry L. Jennette, both of Buxton; four brothers: Richard Gray of Wanchese, H.J. and Lupton Gray of Buxton, and Ignatius Gray of Portsmouth; and eight grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the home in Buxton by the Rev. W.B. Gregory.  Burial followed in the family plot at Buxton.  Military rites were conducted at the grave.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 8, 1952; pg. 4)

Clarice Ballance Gray

FRISCO - Clarice Ballance Gray, 91, of Frisco, died Saturday March 2, 2013, in Currituck.  Mrs. Gray was born in Hatteras and was a homemaker and faithful member of Hatteras United Methodist Church where she served in the choir and the United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the Cape Hatteras Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Clarice was a “wonderful mother, grandmother and friend.”   She was the daughter of the late Reuben and Charlotte Odin Ballance and wife of the late Roy L. Gray.  Surviving are her daughter Jeannie G. Crook and husband Bill of Buxton and son Roy Gray, JR and wife Mary of Etowah, TN; her sister Aldena B. Midgett of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren Dara and husband Matthew, Paula and husband Chad, Matthew and wife Marcella, Stephanie and Greg; Great grandchildren Mareena, Lindsay Charlotte, Trevor and Reagan.  A service to celebrate the life of Clarice will be in Hatteras United Methodist Church, Tuesday March 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Dwight Burrus and Rev. Ken Davenport. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Claughton Miller Gray

HATTERAS, NC - Claughton Miller Gray, 77, of Hatteras, NC died Saturday, January 22, 2005 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. Gray, born in Hatteras, was a retired cook for Texaco Oil Company. He was a veteran, having served with the US Army in Germany during WWII and was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Mr. Gray was the son of the late Ralph William and Thelma Austin Gray.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Aleta Austin Gray of the residence; three daughters, Chyrel Austin of Chesapeake, VA, Kathy Robinson and Kim Aycock, both of Hatteras, NC; two sisters, Gwenie Evans of Hatteras, NC and Sandra Basnett of Frisco, NC; and five grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Little Grove United Methodist Church on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Charles Mosely and Rev. Jim Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras on Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Clyde Randolph Gray

AVON - Clyde Randolph Gray, 81, of Avon, NC died Friday, October 29, at his residence. Mr. Gray, born in Avon was retired from the U. S. Coast Guard and was a commercial fisherman. He was the son of the late Willie and Ersie Gray Gray and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Vance Gray, Edwood Gray and Carroll Gray.  Mr. Gray is survived by his wife, Ann Meekins Gray of the residence; two sons, Michael Gray and Jimmy Gray, both of Long Island, NY; two sisters, Myrtle Burrus of Virginia Beach, VA and Irma Lange of Nags Head, NC; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Avon, NC, on Monday, November 1, 2004 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Suzie Fitch-Slater and Rev. Tim Cooper officiating. Burial will be in the Gray Family Cemetery in Buxton. Friends may join the family at the church on Sunday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm and at other times at the home of Jim and Gail Coleman, 40267 McMullen Road, Avon.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 31, 2004; pg. 14A)

Cyril Midgett Gray, Jr.

AVON - Cyril Midgett Gray Jr., 73, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 in a Norfolk hospital. Mr. Gray was born in Dam Neck, Va., and served his country honorably for 30 years in the U.S. Army. Mr. Gray served in the Airborne and spent 24 years of his service career in Special Forces. He spent four tours of duty in Vietnam where he received the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry; in addition, Mr. Gray was awarded a Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Star with Army Commendation Medal 4th Oak Cluster. Mr. Gray was also formerly employed with The Virginian- Pilot. Mr. Gray was predeceased by his parents, Cyril Midgett Gray Sr. and Grace A. Gray Gray and was survived by his wife, Evelyn Jean "Jeanie" Smith Gray. Other survivors are two daughters, Felicia G. Tom of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and Charity Marie Gray of Avon; three sons, Richard Wayne Gray of Batesville, Ark., Robert H. Gray of Florence, Ky., and Cyril M. Gray III of Hot Springs, Ark.; three sisters, Amelia Fermil of Virginia Beach, Norma Gray of Sarasota, Fla., and Connie Lineberry of Baltimore; 10 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. A celebration of life with military honors will be in Saint John's United Methodist Church, Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Roger Dill. Burial will be in T.P. Gray Cemetery in Avon. Memorials may be made to Saint John's United Methodist Church, Avon, NC 27915. Friends may join the family for a time of visitation at Saint John's United Methodist Church, today from 7 to 9 p.m. Twiford Funeral Homes' Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, Sept. 6, 2010)

Cyrus Rufman Gray

BUXTON - Cyrus Rufman Gray, 90, of Buxton, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Gray was born in Buxton, and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard where he served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He was recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men and The VFW. He was the son of the late Cyrus H. and Mary Quidley Gray and husband of the late Olivia Austin Gray. Surviving are a daughter, Mary E. Gray of Buxton; three sons: James W. Gray of Buxton, Carroll R. Gray of Slidell, La., and Ronnie L. Gray of Richmond, Va.; 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Huskins. Burial will follow in the Quidley Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 21, 1997)

Cyrus Vaughn Gray

VIRGINIA BEACH - Cyrus Vaughn Gray, 77, of the 4400 block of Cambria St., died April 22, 1996 in a Virginia Beach hospital. Mr. Gray retired from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve as a captain after serving 26 years. He was also a retired fire chief from Yorktown, Va. Mr. Gray was a native of Avon, N.C. and a member of Norview Masonic Lodge #113 AF&AM. He is survived by his wife Mary C. Gray; three daughters, Linda Martins of Bejing, China, Janice Bourne of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Wendy Davis of San Diego; three brothers: Willard G. Gray of Avon, Harold J. Gray of Chesapeake, and John B. Gray of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Bruce Smith in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. Burial is in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  (unknown newspaper)

Daisy L. Gray

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Daisy L. Gray, 82, of the 500 block of McCosh Drive, died Jan. 16 in Norfolk. A homemaker, Mrs. Gray was a native of Avon, and the widow of Clyde Ernest Gray, Sr. She was a Baptist. Survivors include 3 daughters: Joyce Gray Parsley of Virginia Beach, Virginia Gray Wilson of Norfolk and Mary Gray Maynor of Sparks, Nevada; two sons: Clyde E. Gray, Jr. of Hillsboro, Ohio and Ralph S. Gray of Chesapeake; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted Monday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Joseph L. Gwynn. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. They family will receive friends in the funeral home from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, January 17, 1997)  Obituary submitted by Frances Flick, granddaughter of Daisy Louis (Price) Gray, who states that Daisy was born in Avon, NC on February 5, 1914 to Shepard Wilson Price and Comfort Virginia Gray.

Daisy Pauline Shannon Gray

NAGS HEAD, NC - Daisy Pauline Shannon Gray, 79, of Nags Head, NC died Thursday, February 22, 2007 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Gray was born in Kitty Hawk, NC and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late John and Lillie Perry Shannon and the widow of Charlie Norman Gray, Sr.  Mrs. Gray is survived by two daughters, Vicki Lynn Long of Arlington, VA, and Sheila Marie Conklin of Charleston, SC; three sons, Charlie Norman Gray, Jr. of Manteo, NC, Gary Glenn Gray of Leesburg, VA and Millard Wesley Gray of Manteo, NC; a brother, Carlton “Jackie” Shannon of Manteo, NC; thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  A Service of Remembrance will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Ron Denham officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Damon Meekins Gray, Jr.

HATTERAS - Damon Meekins  Gray, Jr., 89, of Hatteras, died Thursday, September 26, 2013, in his residence.  Mr. Gray was born in Hatteras and was retired from the National Weather Service as a Weather Specialist. He was member of Hatteras United Methodist Church, one of the founders of Hatteras Volunteer Fire Dept, a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine and served in numerous civic activities. Mr. Gray served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was awarded four Bronze Stars and the Silver Star and received a commendation from the French service. He was predeceased by his parents, Damon Meekins Gray, Sr and Rosa Dean Gaskins Gray and his first wife Alice Austin Gray. Surviving are his wife Nola Fletcher Martin Gray; three daughters, Debbie G. Hodge and husband Cliff, Rosa Alice Mayo and Analee Bibbey and husband Tom all of Hatteras; one son, Damon Meekins Gray “D.M.” III and wife Kristin of Hatteras; two step-daughters, Robin Boots of New Hampshire and Diane Martin Kelly of Redway, California; one step-son Robert Everard Martin of  Harrogate, England’ two brothers, Ray Gray, Sr. and wife Vandetta of Buxton and Hal Gray and wife Mary Lou of Hatteras; his daughter in law Peggy Gray;  eleven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren , seven great-grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Besides his first wife, Mr. Gray is predeceased by his son Harold Lawrence Gray and his son in law Gene Mayo. A celebration of life will be in Hatteras United Methodist Church, Monday September 30, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. Ken Davenport and Rev. Dwight Burrus. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Hatteras. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Hatteras, Sunday, from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Damon Meekins Gray, Sr.

Damon Meekins Gray, Sr., 82, of Hatteras, died early Wednesday morning [Jan. 30, 1980] in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City following a short illness. A native of Hatteras, Mr. Gray was the son of the late Claughton M. and Victoria Oden Gray and the husband of Mrs. Rosa Gaskins Gray. Mr. Gray was a retired barber and a popular wood carver who was recently seen on a Raleigh television station exhibiting some of his handy work. He was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church where he served as secretary and treasurer of the Men's Bible Class, member of the Woodman of the World, Manteo Masonic Lodge #52, and was a veteran of World War I. Besides his wife, survivors include three sons: Damon M. Gray, Jr., Ray D. Gray and R. Hal Gray all of Hatteras; three brothers: Charlie Gray of Arlington, Va., Harry Gray of Norfolk, Va. and Ralph Gray of Hatteras; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Gray family cemetery. Twifords Island Funeral Home, Hatteras, is in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Donald Gray
The Independent - May 6, 1921
Submitted by Linda Lau
[Note: Donald Linwood Gray died April 30, 1921]

Donald H. Gray

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Donald H. Gray, 50, died in Norfolk General Hospital Tuesday [April 13, 1971] at 2:35 p.m. after a long illness. He was a native of Avon, N.C. but resided at 1540 Cedar Road. He was a merchant seaman, Methodist, and a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was the son of the late William Thomas and Mrs. Margaret O'Neal Gray. Surviving are two brothers: William T. Gray, Jr. of Pompano Beach, Florida, and Roy Gray of Hatteras; five sisters: Mrs. Pearl Madrin of Rivera Beach, Florida, Mrs. Esther Cahoon of Chesapeake, Mrs. Lucy Ballance of Morehead City, Mrs. Mary Twells of Runnermead, H.J. and Mrs. Earle Scarborough of Avon. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Gray family cemetery at Avon. Twiford Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake will handle the arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Donald M. Gray

BUXTON, NC - Donald M. Gray, 70, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2006. He was born in Long Branch, NJ and was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard and was sole proprietor of Island Furniture. He was the son of the late Mack Thomas and Lucy Mae Gray Gray and the husband of Maleta Gray of Frisco.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters; Dawn Powell of Buxton and Sandra Hanson of Annapolis, MD; three sons; Donald M. Gray, Jr. and Keith Gray, both of Buxton and James A. Gray of Frederick, MD; two step-daughters; Sissy Slaughter and Leonora Vernesoni, both of Buxton; two sisters; Janet Gaskins and Bonnie Farkas, both of Buxton; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  A celebration of life will be held at the Lighthouse Assembly of God, Buxton, on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 3:00 PM with Rev. David Waterfield officiating. Burial will take place in the Gray Family Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the church on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Edith Casey Gray

NORFOLK - Edna Casey Gray, 94, died Feb. 27, 2002. Born in Buxton, N.C., Feb. 21, 1908, she was the widow of John Raymond Gray. She was the last of 10 children of the late James O. Casey and Cora Lee Spencer Casey of Buxton. She loved to reminisce about her days as a light always with a humorous story to share, she was dearly loved and will be remembered and missed by all who knew her. She is survived by a daughter, Sybil G. McDaniel and husband Lawrence S. McDaniel Sr. of Norfolk; five grandchildren, L. Sherman McDaniel, Jr. and wife Deanna of Buxton, N.C., James ``Buddy'' McDaniel and wife Heather of Buxton, Edna Nelson and husband Lt. Col. James L. Nelson Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va., Darlene O'Neal and husband Morris O'Neal of Norfolk and Cynthia Gerard of Buxton; eight great-grandchildren, Charlene and Jason Gilbert, Joey Nelson, Rachael McDaniel, Mary Joy McDaniel, Brittany Rose O'Neal, Jimmy Nelson and wife Tina, and Erin Nelson. Also many nieces and nephews, among whom are Loretta O'Neal of Buxton and her brother, Gordon Midgett of New Jersey, but formerly of Buxton. A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Buxton Methodist Church by the Rev. Holt Clarke. The family will receive friends at the McDaniel's home, Highway 12, Frisco, N.C. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] -  March 1, 2002)

Edna Casey Gray

BUXTON - Edna Casey Gray, 94, died February 27, 2002 in Norfolk, Va. Born in Buxton on February 21, 1908, she was the widow of John Raymond Gray. She was the last of 10 children of the late James O. Casey and Cora Lee Spencer Casey of Buxton. She loved to reminisce about her days as a lighthouse keeper's daughter. Always nurturing and caring for others, and always with a humorous story to share, she was dearly loved and will be remembered and missed by all who knew her. She is survived by one daughter, Sybil G. McDaniel and her husband Lawrence S. McDaniel, Sr. of Norfolk; five grandchildren: L. Sherman McDaniel, Jr. and wife Deanna of Buxton, James "Buddy" McDaniel and wife Heather of Buxton, Edna Nelson and her husband Lt. Col. James L. Nelson, Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va., Darlene O'Neal and her husband Morris O'Neal of Norfolk, and Cynthia Gerard of Buxton; eight great-grandchildren: Charlene and Jason Gilbert, Joey Nelson, Rachel McDaniel, Mary Joy McDaniel, Brittany Rose O'Neal, Jimmy Nelson and wife Tina, and Erin Nelson. Also many nieces and nephews, among which are Loretta O'Neal of Buxton and her brother, Gordon Midgett of N.J. but formerly of Buxton. Funeral services: Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m. at Buxton Methodist Church with the Rev. Holt Clarke officiating. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 3, 2002; pg. 14A)

Edward L. [Lance] Gray

IN AVON - Edward L. (Billy) Gray, 62, died at his residence in Avon Sunday [Oct. 17, 1982] following a short illness.  Funeral services will be conducted in the Avon Assembly of God Church by the Rev. David Raynor and the Rev. Rufus Butner.  Burial followed in the family cemetery at Avon, N.C.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Gray was a native and life-long resident of Avon and was a retired tug boat deck hand with the Exxon Company.  He was a Navy veteran and attended Avon Assembly of God Church.  He was the son of Mrs. Esta Meekins Gray and the late Clammie Gray.  He was the husband of Mrs. Marceline Gray Gray of the home.  Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Janice Violet Gray Horn of Fayetteville, .C.; two sisters: Mrs. Blanche Williams of Beaufort [rest of obituary is cut off on paper].  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, October 20, 1982; pg. 9)

Elene Meekins Gray

AVON - Elene Meekins Gray, 67, died Saturday, November 20 at her residence. Mrs. Gray, a native of Avon, was a homemaker and attended the Avon Worship Center. She was the daughter of the late Jenson and Evelyn Gray Meekins and the widow of Jarvis Thompson Gray, Sr. Mrs. Gray is survived by four sons: Jarvis T. "Tommy" Gray, Jr. and Mark Gray, both of Avon, Robert Gray of Kill Devil Hills, and Morris Gray of Harbinger; one sister, Rita Gray of Avon; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Avon Worship Center on Nov. 22 with the Rev. Troy Freeman officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 23, 1999; pg. 14A)

Elizabeth O'Neal Price Gray

Mrs. Elizabeth O'Neal Price Gray, 80, of Manteo, died Wednesday night [May 20, 1964] in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after a lingering illness. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin W. O'Neal and Mary Midgett O'Neal of Rodanthe. Mrs. Gray was twice married. First to the late Rev. Andrew Price, a Methodist minister who died a number of years ago. Her second husband was the late Alonzo Gray of Avon. Mrs. Gray was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo. Surviving are one foster daughter, Mrs. George Gray of Avon; two brothers, John D. O'Neal of Manteo and Augustus Phalen O'Neal of Maryland; two sisters, Mrs. E.W. Etheridge and Mrs. J.B. Peterson of Manteo; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon in Mount Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Winberry. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 22, 1964)

MANTEO - Mrs. Lizzie Price Gray, 80, died Wednesday at 9:08 p.m. in Albemarle Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Dare County and lived in Manteo and Avon all of her life. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin W. and Mary Midgett O'Neal, wife of the late Alonzo Gray, and a member of Avon Methodist Church and the Woman's Society of Christian Service at Manteo. She is survived by one foster daughter, Mrs. Selma Gray of Avon; 2 sisters, Mrs. Brancy Peterson and Mrs. Alvania Etheridge of Manteo; two brothers, John O'Neal of Manteo and Agustas Phalen O'Neal of Maryland. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. at Mount Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Winberry, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be carried from the Twiford Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour prior to services. Pallbearers are Irvin Hines, Dick Twiford, Dick Scarborough, Charlie O'Neal, Edward Wescott and Elmer Midgett.  (unknown newspaper)

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth O'Neal Price Gray of Manteo, who died Wednesday of last week at the age of 80, were conducted Friday afternoon in Mount Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Winberry, pastor of the church, and the Rev. A.E. Brown of Greenville, a former pastor. "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" was sung as a solo by J.H. Long. Burial was in Manteo Cemetery. The casket pall was made of pink and white carnations. Pallbearers were M.E. Twiford, Ervin Hines, Charlie O'Neal, R.J. Scarborough, Elmer Midgette and Edward Wescott.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 29, 1964)

Elmore Gray

SURFMAN DIES - The body of Elmore Gray, young Coast Guard man formerly of Avon, Dare County, who died while stationed at Coast Guard Station No. 2, Long Branch, New Jersey, was brought to this city Monday and sent to his old home for burial via the Supply Boat of the Seventh District. The widow of Mr. Gray accompanied the glad draped casket to Avon. She was called to Long Branch last week where her husband was taken with appendicitis.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, October 24, 1924; pg. 7)

Elmore Ross Gray, Sr.

Elmore Ross Gray, Sr., 89, of Buxton, died Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at his residence. Born in Avon, he was the son of the late Elmore Gray (deceased at Elmore’s 3rd month of life) and Annie Gray Midgett and was the widower of  Charlotte R. Gray. He was raised by his mother, Annie and his beloved father, Warren R. Midgett. Mr. Gray was a retired Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard having served his country honorably for 20 years and was a retired Superintendent with the N.C.D.O.T. Ferry Division. He was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church, a lifetime Member the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, a life member of the Coinjock Chapter No. 218 Order of Eastern Star, a 63 year member of the Cape Hatteras  Masonic Lodge 698, and a member of the Shrine.  He served as Past Worthy Patron in the Eastern Star.  He was the Past Master in 1976 and 1987 of the Cape Hatteras Lodge and District Deputy for the third Masonic District of NC.  Mr. Gray is survived by a daughter, Karen Benton and husband, Tom of Buxton; a son, a Sonny Gray and wife, Melody of Midlothian, VA; two sisters, Grace Jennette and Mildred Burrus and husband, Calvin all of Buxton; two grandchildren, Ross Thomas Benton and Michelle Milstead and husband, John; and two great grandchildren, Jack and Annie Milstead.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Davenport officiating. Burial will be in the Gray Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Elwood Crouse Gray

AVON - Elwood Crouse Gray, 77, husband of Retta Meekins Gray of the home, and son of Ersie and Willie Gray, died Friday, Dec. 5 at Chesapeake General Hospital. Mr. Gray is survived by 2 daughters: Brenda G. Willis of Stafford, Va. and Carol G. Riggs of Norfolk, Va.; one son, E. Crouse Gray, Jr. of Southern Shores; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters: W. Myrtle Burrus of Hatteras and Irma R. Lange of Buxton; one brother, Clyde R. Gray of Avon. Mr. Gray was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Weather Service. He was a member of St. John's Methodist Church, Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698, York Rite Bodies, Sudan Temple and Hatteras Island Chapter 303 OES. Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 8, at St. John's United Methodist Church. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 18, 1997)

Emily Jean Hyden Gray
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 25, 2006; pg. 12A

Emma Farrow Gray

AVON - Emma Farrow Gray, 96, of Avon, died august 17 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Gray, a native of Avon, was a homemaker and member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late John Devine and Willis Ann Gray Farrow and the widow of Jarvis T. Gray. Mrs. Gray is survived by one step-daughter, Jeanette Gray of Avon; one step-son, Warren Gray of Elizabeth City; two sisters: Lucy F. Miller of Avon and Dorcas F. Meekins of Chesapeake, Va.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at St. John's United Methodist Church on August 19 by the Rev. Berry Taylor and the Rev. Darrel Mcclaren. Burial was in the family cemetery.
Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - August 21, 1994)

Ersie M. Gray

NORFOLK - Mrs. Ersie M. Gray, 88, the widow of Willie Gray and a native of Avon. N.C., died Thursday [Sept. 7, 1979] in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital. She lived here for 39 years. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and Virginia Eastern Star Chapter 22 of Norfolk. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Herman D. Burrus of Norfolk and Mrs. Harry D. Lange of Buxton, N.C.; three sons, Percy Vance Gray of Norfolk and Elwood C. and Clyde R. Gray of Avon; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Chapel, Colley Avenue, to Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, this morning. A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. John's United Methodist Church, Avon, by the Rev. Rufus Smithson. Burial will be in the George Gray Family Cemetery, Buxton.  (unknown newspaper)

Erving Thompson Gray

Erving Thompson Gray, 94, of 112 Sycamore Lane, Elizabeth City, NC went to be with the Lord on January 24, 2006. He was born in Avon, NC and was the son of Eugene G. Gray and Polly Williams Gray.  He was retired from the U. S. Coast Guard, and the N.C. Department of Ferries. He served the Avon Worship Center Church as Sunday School Superintendent, deacon and teacher for thirty-five years.  He is survived by his wife of over seventy years Mary Meekins Gray, daughter Judy Scarborough and husband, Lester of Virginia Beach, VA., sons Erving and wife, Jerre of Chesapeake, VA., Wayne and wife, Scheryl of Nags Head, NC., and Larry and wife, Cathy of Shawboro, NC., nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, sisters; Faye Balance of Dover, DE., and Lillian Bennett of Adel, GA., and brother Ronnie Gray of Hobucken, NC.  He was preceded in death by his grandson; Davy Scarborough.  A funeral service will be held Friday at 1:00 P. M. at the New Life Assembly of God Church, 1958 North Road Street, with Rev. Clay Manos officiating. Burial will follow West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friend following the service in the church fellowship hall.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Gray family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Esta Midgett Gray

WAVES - Mrs. Esta Midgett Gray, 88, of Waves, died Sept. 16, at the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. A native of Rodanthe, she was the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Dorothy Midgett Midgett and the widow of Asa H. Gray. She was former co-owner of A.H. Gray General Merchandise Store, Waves, a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church, and a member of the Eastern Star in Buxton. She is survived by one son, Asa H. Gray, Jr. of Waves, one sister, Arethea Meekins of Waves, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. funeral services will be held at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Rodanthe, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 3 P.M. by the Rev. Leon Fowler. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. The body will placed in the church on Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 18, 1990)

Esta T. Meekins Gray

IN AVON - Mrs. Esta T. Meekins Gray, 89, died December 16 at 3:03 a.m. in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.  Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Avon Assembly of God Church by the Rev. David Raynor, pastor, and the Rev. Rufus Butner, pastor of the Avon United Methodist Church.  Burial was in the family cemetery in Avon.  Mrs. Gray was a native and life-long resident of Avon and a charter member of the Avon Assembly of God Church.  She was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mrs. Mary Christian Scarborough Meekins and wife of the late Clemmie C. Gray.  Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Blanch Williams of Beaufort and Mrs. Rena Dawson of Hampton, Va.; four sons: Oscar Gray, George Gray, Norman Gray, all of Avon, and Carl Gray of Norfolk; 27 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.  Twiford's Island Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - December 22, 1982; pg. 15)

Estelle Scarborough Gray

AVON, NC - Estelle Scarborough Gray, 74, of Avon, died, Sunday, January 30, 2005, in Norfolk, Va. Mrs. Gray was born in Avon and was a homemaker and a member of Saint John’s United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Blucher and Beulah Gray Scarborough and the wife of Norman Gray of the home.  Besides her husband surviving are her daughter: Dawn Gray Wetzel and husband Bruce of Virginia Beach, Virginia, her son: Norman Gray, Jr. of Avon, sister: Meleitta S. Austin of Portsmouth, Va. and nephews Phillip and Donald Austin, Jr. and niece Joni Tallman, brother: Blucher Scarborough of Virginia Beach, Virginia and wife Bertie and nephew and niece: B.R. Scarborough and Lana.  A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, February 3, 2005, in Saint John’s United Methodist Church, at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater. Burial will be in the Gray Family Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford’s Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Ethel Whedbee Gray

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Ethel Whedbee Gray, age 85, died Sept. 24 in Virginia Beach General Hospital. Mrs. Gray was born in Buxton, the daughter of the late John And Margaret Whedbee. She was the widow of Hilton D. Gray. She was a member of Virginia Beach United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, H. Davis Gray, Jr.; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral will be conducted in Virginia Beach United Methodist Church by the Rev. Paul Bailey. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. Kellum Funeral Home Of Virginia Beach is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 26, 1995)

Eugene G. Gray

Eugene G. Gray, 75, of Avon, died Sunday night [Dec. 25, 1966] at 11:50 in Albemarle Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Avon and had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Dwight Sylvester, Rt. 3, Elizabeth City, for the past 6 years. He was the son of the late Frank and Henrietta Miller Gray, widower of Mrs. Lovie Ann Gray, a member of the Assembly of God Church in Avon, and a retired Coast Guardsman. He is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Dwight Sylvester of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Clifton Bennett of Adel, Ga., and Ms. Linwood Ballance of Staten Island, N.Y.; two sons: Ervin T. Gray of Avon and Randolph R. Gray of Hobucken; one sister, Mrs. Jennie O'Neal of Avon; one brother, Mack Gray of Buxton; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in the Assembly of God Church in Avon by the Rev. Curtis R. Mock, pastor. Burial followed in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Eula Wesley Price Gray

Eula Wesley Price Gray, 89, of Elizabeth City, passed away at her daughter’s residence in Chocowinity, NC on Sunday, October 17, 2010.  She was born April 17, 1921 on Portsmouth Island, NC to the late Alvin Wesley Price and the late Edna Austin Price and married Malachi Wesley Gray, who also preceded her in death.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Gray is preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara G. Stanna, three brothers, Alvin Mann Price, Benjamin Earl Price, James Bannister Price, infant son, Mahlon P. Gray, and her infant daughter, Edna Carol Gray.  She is survived her by two daughters, Connie Gray Bradford of Elizabeth City, NC, Edna Carol Ashe of Chocowinity, NC, three sons, Malcolm Worth Gray of Antigua, Guatamala, Terry Wayne Gray of Wilmington, NC, and William Michael Gray of Elizabeth City, NC, and two sisters, Rosa P. Scarborough and Nita P. Miller, both of Avon, NC.  The funeral will be at 11:00 am on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the Avon Worship Center in Avon, NC.  Interment will be in the Scarborough Cemetery, immediately following the church service, also in Avon.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home

Eunice May Hooper Gray

AVON - Mrs. Eunice May Gray, 73, died Sunday afternoon [Jan. 8, 1967] at 1:30 p.m. in Norfolk General Hospital after a long illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Avon, daughter of the late C.R. and Dorcas Scarborough Hooper, and a member of the Assembly of God Church. She is survived by four sons: Willard and Ronald E. Gray of Avon, C.V. Gray of Norfolk, and Harold Gray of Great Bridge, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Kathleen Meekins of Avon; one brother, Luther B. Hooper of Avon; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Charles Kelly, pastor. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. The body will be carried from Twiford Funeral Home in Great Bridge to the church and lie in state from 10 a.m. until time of the services.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, Jan. 13, 1967; pg. 6)

Euphemia Gray

MRS. EUPHEMIA GRAY OF AVON DIED THURSDAY - Mrs. Eupnemia Gray, one of Avon's best loved and most prominent citizens, died Thursday at Buxton at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vetter Williams where she had made her home for the past several months. Mrs. Gray was the widow of the late Malachi Gray of Avon and is survived by the following children: O.G. Gray, Homer Gray, Fred Gray and Mrs. A.D. Williams of Avon, Mrs. Frazier Miller of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Spencer Wynn of Columbia; and by many grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Avon and interment was in the family cemetery.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 9, 1945; pg. 1)

Eva Mae Scarborough Gray
The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 2, 1971; pg. 10A

Evelyn Wise Gray

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Evelyn Wise Gray, 88, of Kill Devil Hills, died Saturday, April 27 in an Elizabeth City hospital. A native of Nags Head, Mrs. Gray was a homemaker and a member of the Nags Head Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late John P. and Mary Beasley Wise and the widow of Walter B. Gray, Sr. Surviving are three daughters: Iris June Perry and Lynn Gray Jackson of Kill Devil Hills and Valerie G. Daniels of Wanchese; one son: Walter B. Gray, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; four sisters: Edna Koger of Port St. Joe, Fla., Thelma Beasley and Ruby Buff of Manteo and Alva Parker of Norfolk, Va.; 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on May 1 with the Rev. David Daniels and the Rev. David Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in the Dolly Cemetery in Nags Head.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Sunday, April 30, 1996)

Fannie Berry Gray

Mrs. Fannie Berry Gray, daughter of the late John E. Berry and wife Mattie Berry of Manteo, died at the age of 57 last Thursday [June 1, 1944] in a Norfolk hospital. She has lived in Norfolk for more than 30 years and her first husband was the late Robert Earl Forbes of Manteo who died a few weeks ago, and his body was brought here for burial. Two children survive this marriage--Guy Forbes of Norfolk and Mrs. Berkley Fussell of Upper Marlboro, Md. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Evelyn Midgett and Floyd Berry of Manteo, Mrs. Nora Maker of Washington, DC; and an aunt, Mrs. George Williamson of Norfolk. She was interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 9, 1944; pg. 1)

Frances Midgett Gray

MANTEO - Mrs. Frances Midgett Gray, 83, of Manteo died Monday [Sept. 18, 1972] at 10:20 a.m. in Deep Creek Rest Haven in Chesapeake, Va. after a long illness. She was a native of Rodanthe and lived in Manteo for the past 25 years. She was a member of Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church at Salvo and a member of the Manteo Rebecca Lodge. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mrs. Orenda M. Midgett and widow of Roswell D. Gray. She is survived by two sons, Henry V. Midgett of Manteo and Hubert F. Midgett of Savannah, Ga.; five sisters, Mrs. Rowena M. O'Neal and Mrs. Bettie M. Midgett of Waves, Mrs. Mattie M. Midgett of Hatteras, Mrs. Dot M. Midgett of Rodanthe and Mrs. Gertrude Baum of Norfolk, Va.; one brother, Leven Midgett of Rodanthe; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one great grandchild; eight great-step-grandchildren. The family will be at the residence of her son, Henry V. Midgett of Manteo. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. H.B. Lewis, pastor and the Rev. David Gould, pastor of Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church, Salvo. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. The body will be carried from Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, to the church to lie in state one hour prior to the services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1972)

George Columbus Gray

George Columbus Gray, 93, of Avon, NC died Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Gray was born in Avon and was a seafood dealer. He was the son of the late Columbus C. and Esta Meekins Gray and was the widower of the late Selma Peterson Gray. He is also preceded in death by a son, George Gray, Jr. and a grandson, Steve Gray.  Mr. Gray is survived by four daughters, Deanie Hess and husband, Ed of Norfolk, VA, Yvonne Hooper and husband, Basil, Esta Gray and husband, Bobby and Myra Scarborough and husband, Harvey, all of Avon; two sisters, Blanch Williams of Beaufort, NC and Rena Dawson of Hampton, VA; three brothers, Oscar Gray and Norman Gray, both of Avon, and Carl Gray of Norfolk, VA; fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Avon Worship Center on Friday, February 23, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Bryan Gray and Rev. Charles Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Gray Family Cemetery in Buxton. The family will receive friends at the residence in Avon.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

George Columbus Gray, Jr.
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 11, 2003; pg. 6A

Georgia Barnett Perry Gray

BUXTON - Georgia Barnett Perry Gray 84, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Spring Arbor of the Outer Banks. Georgia was born August 1, 1929 in Buxton, NC. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Martha Swain Barnett, and was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church.  Georgia was survived by her son, Bryan Perry and wife Susie and a daughter Nancy Scarborough and husband Eddie, and grandchildren Natalie Kavanagh (Jay), Kyle Perry (Jessica), Jack Scarborough (Michelle), great grandchildren Joe, Thomas and Patrick Kavanagh and Bodey Perry.  Following the death of her husband Vernon Lee Perry, she married Charles Fatio Gray of Buxton now deceased. She was predeceased by 6 sisters and 3 brothers and a great grandson.  Visitation will be Thursday December 5, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm and the service will be Friday December 6, 2013 at 1 pm both at the Buxton Methodist Church in Buxton, NC by the Rev. Dwight Burrus and Danny Couch. A Burial will be at Cedarwood Cemetery in Hertford, NC. On Monday December 9, 2013.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Goldie Gray

Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Wednesday, May 30, at the Avon Methodist Church for Miss Goldie Gray, 20, who died Sunday night at the Marine Hospital in Norfolk after an illness of three days.  Rites were conducted by the Rev. P.M. Porter, assisted by Rev. Alvin Price.  Burial was in the family plot at Avon.  Pallbearers were Moody Meekins. Dallas Miller, Alton Williams, George Meekins, Winfred Whitlock and Blucher Scarborough.  Miss Gray was flown to the Norfolk hospital by helicopter on the afternoon of her death.  She was a graduate of Avon High School and a member of the Avon Methodist Church and of the church choir.  Survivors are her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Seymour R. Gray; eight sisters: Marceline, Garnett, Phyllis, Sylvia, Olive, Clara, Gail and Edith, all of Avon; two brothers: Seymour Jr. and Bannister Boyd Gray of Avon; the grandmothers: Mrs. Goldie Robinson of Asbury Park, New Jersey, and Mrs. Joseph Gray of Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 8, 1951; pg. 5)

H. Curtis Gray

BUXTON, NC - H. Curtis Gray, 83, of Buxton, NC died Monday, December 3, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Gray, a native of Buxton, was a Real Estate Broker and a merchant. He was a graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill and a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church, a past master of the Cape Hatters Masonic Lodge # 698 AF&AM, and was very active in the community. Mr. Gray was the son of the late Charles Poole and Odessa Jennette Gray. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Fatio Gray and Wallace R. Gray, and two sisters, Iva McAden and Eleanor Gray.  He is survived by his wife, Olga Perdomo Gray of the residence; a daughter, Lynn G. Price of Selma, NC; a sister, Janet Finnegan of Buxton, NC; two brothers, Thomas B. Gray and Jack S. Gray, both of Buxton, NC; two grandchildren, Joannah Lassiter and John Curtis Davis; and a great-grandson, Michael.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 11:00 am with Rev. Cory Oliver officiating. Burial will be in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Harold Coolidge Gray

BUXTON - Harold Coolidge Gray, 69, of Buxton, died April 26 [1994] in Sentara Nursing Center, Barco. Mr. Gray, a native of Buxton, was a Merchant Marine and a member of the Hatteras Chapter Of The VFW. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Thomas B. Gray And Maria Williams Gray of Buxton. Besides his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Caryn Harkey of Manteo; one son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Linda Gray of Santa Rosa, Ca., and the children’s mother, Joyce Caswell of White River Jct., Vt; two sisters, Amelia Nanovic of Palmerton, Pa. and Juanita Harper of Springfield, Va.; one brother, Boyd Gray of Buxton; one grandson, Kyle Gray of Santa Rosa, Ca. Funeral services will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on April 29 by the Rev. James Huskins. Burial will follow in the Gray Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Harold J. [James] Gray

Harold J. Gray, 90, of Hall Drive went to be with the Lord, Friday, June 27, 2014 in his home. Harold was born May 6, 1924 in Avon, NC to the late Eunice and Willard Gray. He was a hard working and faithful employee for over 40 years, primarily in Shop 41 at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, as well as a loving, kind, generous and helpful husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Crystal Gray; children April Rhodes (Linwood) of Fairfax, Virginia, Ronald Gray (Susan) of Rocky Mount, NC, and Stuart Gray (Annelies) of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Nathanael, Samuel, Amber, Michelle, Caroline, Kate, Mark and Emily and great-grandchild Maylin. Harold was preceded in death by his son, Vaughn Richard Gray; brothers Willard, Vaughn, Ronald and Jack. A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 30, 2014 in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Dr. William Langford will officiate. There will be no viewing. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of Great Bridge Baptist Church.  (Oman Funeral Home)

Harold Lawrence Gray

HATTERAS - Harold Lawrence "Larry" Gray, 56, died August 13 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born January 26, 1947 to Damon Gray, Jr. and Alice Austin Gray.  Larry was a member of the Hatteras Methodist Church.  Larry worked for the State Ferry Division and retired after 28 years of service.  Larry is survived by his wife, Peggy Webster Gray of the hone; one son, Christopher Shawn Gray and partner Wayne Ivey of Fayetteville; one daughter, Shawna Clark and husband Shawn; and five grandchildren: Shawn II, Darrell, Kayla, Christopher and Michael Clark.  Larry is also survived by his father, Damon Gray, Jr. and his wife Mom Nola; three sisters: Debbie Hodge and husband Cliff; Rosa Alice Mayo and husband Gene and Analee Bibbey and husband Tom; one brother, D.M. Gray, III and wife Kristen, all of Hatteras; two step-sisters: Robin Boots and family of Manchester, N.H. and Diane and Ron Kelly and family of Redway, Calif.; and Robert and Jo Martin of Harrogate, England.  Larry had 42 nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Austin Gray in 1986.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003 at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Mosley and the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Visitation at Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, Saturday, Aug. 16 from 7:30-9 p.m.  Twiford's Island Chapel is assisting with arrangement.  Larry made many friends through his knowledge of mechanics, his sense of humor and his love of life.  He will truly be missed by his family and friends.  Happy trials to you my friends, 'til we meet again.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Sunday, August 17, 2003; pg. 17A)

Harold Lester Gray

Harold Lester Gray, 49, died unexpectedly at his home Thursday, June 4, at 12:30 p.m. A native of Dare County, he was the son of Claughton M. and Mrs. Victoria Oden Gray, and the husband of Mrs. Rosa Ballance Gray. He was a member of the Wanchese Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM and the Sudan Shrine at New Bern. He was the operator of the Pine Burr, a service station, store and tourist center in the Hatteras Business District. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters: Mrs. Willey Farrow and Mrs. Boyd Gray of Buxton; one sister, Mrs. Rachel O. Ballance of Hatteras; 5 brothers: D.M. Gray and Ralph Gray, both of Hatteras, Lennon and Charles O. Gray, both of Arlington, Virginia, and Harry Gray of Norfolk; and 5 grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. by Rev. Ray Sparrow at the Hatteras Methodist Church. "Face to Face" and "Abide With Me" were sung by the church choir with Mrs. Lillie Peele, accompanist. The pall was of red carnation, white carnations and fern. The active pallbearers were Damon Gray, Jr., E.J. Miller, Joe Sewell, Hal Gray, Nacie Peele and E.B. Ballance. Burial was in the family cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Friday, June 12, 1959; pg. 1)

Harry Gray

NORFOLK, VA. - Harry Gray, age 85, of Fisherman's Road, died August 15, in Chesapeake, Va. A native of Hatteras, he was the son of the late Clifton and Victoria Oden Gray and the widower of Florence Wilkins Gray. Mr. Gray was a retired security guard with Norfolk Naval Air Station and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World. He was also retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. He is survived by his daughter, Joyce G. and her husband, Ernest Piercy of Chesapeake; one brother, Charlie Gray of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren, Ernest Lee Piercy, Jr. of Chesapeake, Tammy Watkins of Virginia Beach and Melissa Gordan of Virginia Beach; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Frances T. Moody. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  August 20, 1995)

Hilton Davis Gray, Jr.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Hilton "Davis" Gray Jr. was enjoying retirement traveling in his RV with his life partner Betty when a sudden blood clot ended his life. He died April 29, 2008, in Las Vegas. Born March 9, 1939, in Buxton, N.C., to the late Ethel Whedbee and Hilton D. Gray, he was raised a Methodist and grew up in Virginia Beach, graduating from Frederick Military Academy. He was a Virginia Beach policeman, city traffic court clerk and he worked in federal Bankruptcy Court, Norfolk, before starting his airline career with Piedmont/USAir and retiring in air cargo at Norfolk Airport Authority. He is survived by three beloved sons, H. "Davy" Gray III, daughter-in-law Jennifer and their sons Tyler and Cody of Knotts Island, N.C., U.S. Navy Cmdr. Scott Gray, wife Candy and children Tara, Jack, McKee and Patrick, and Kelly Gray and son Colby, all of Virginia Beach; one stepson, Jeffry Yates of Charlotte, N.C.; his extended family, life partner, Betty Seigman; her mother, Mary "Maw-Maw"; daughter, Tomarah Lynn Houston and John James and children Chase and Kayla; and daughter, Shannon and Eric Allen and children Jacob, Carter and Skyler, all of Colonial Heights, Va. Davis loved life, his family and being called "Pop-Pop." He will be dearly missed. A scattering of his ashes and a remembrance of his life will be held at a later date.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – Wednesday, July 2, 2008)

Isaac T. Gray

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Isaac T. Gray, 77, died September 17 in a local hospital.  A native of Avon, Mr. Gray had served in the Merchant Marines and the Coast Guard.  He was a 32nd degree Mason and belonged to the Disabled American Veterans of Virginia Beach.  He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Seffens of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers: Edward Manning Gray, Jr. of Virginia Beach and Ray Lee Gray of Morehead City; and a grandson, Ronnie MacAskill of San Diego.  A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Rosewood Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel Tuesday from 7-8 p.m.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 23, 2003; pg. 6A)

Iva Dean Payne Gray

PORTSMOUTH, VA. - Iva Dean Payne Gray, 73, of Portsmouth, Va. died March 26, in a Portsmouth hospital. A native of Manns Harbor, she was the daughter of the late Ellard and Rebecca Twiford Payne and the widow of Thurston Lutrell Gray. Mrs. Gray was a former employee of Davis & Son Metal Stamping Co. Mrs. Gray is survived by one daughter: Rebecca Parks of Portsmouth; four sons: Dalton Lutrell Gray, Carroll Wayne Gray, Bruce Layne Gray and Thurston Lutrell Gray, Jr., all of Portsmouth, Va.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Shiloh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Nelson F. Fields. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  March 28, 1995)

Jack Deylie Gray

HERTFORD - Jack Deylie Gray, Sr. 64, of Body Road, died Tuesday, December 29, at his residence. He was born in Dare County to the late William Edward and Belle McKinney Gray. Mr. Gray was a member of Olivet Lakes Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a member of the Union Hall. He was a crane operator with Lockwood Brothers.  Survivors include his wife, Patsy Hughes Gray of the residence; two daughters, Teresa Gray Bredesen of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Jackie Lynn Gray of Columbia, NC; a son, Jack Gray, Jr. of Lawrenceville, VA; a step-daughter, Daphne Robey of Camden; two step-sons, Nathan Ray Forbes and John Anthony Forbes of Elizabeth City, NC; and thirteen grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Kathryn Gray Flowers of Manteo, NC and Martha Gray Tillet of Wanchese, NC; and two brothers, Gilbert Gray and John Gray of Stumpy Point, NC.   A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 2, at 3:00 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church at Stumpy Point with Rev. Ray Archer officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Gray family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Tuesday, January 5, 2010; pg. 11A)

Jack Stewart Gray

Jack Stewart Gray, 86, of Buxton, NC, crossed the bar December 10, 2013, at Sentara Nursing Center in Barco, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 4, 1927, to Charles Poole Gray, and Odessa Jennette Gray, in Buxton. Jack was married to the late Mary Louise Ballance for 60 years. He often called that his greatest achievement. As a young man, he served in the United States Coast Guard. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from East Carolina University and his master’s in Education Administration from the University of Virginia.  He was a teacher and principal at Graham Park in Dumfries, VA. When he moved back home in 1971, he took ownership of the Tower Circle Motel. Over the next forty years, he was an active member of the Island community. He was a board member of the RBC bank, and a board member of the Cape Hatteras Electric Company. He served on the Dare County School Board, was a lifetime member, lay leader, and choir member at the Buxton Methodist Church. Mr. Jack was a member of the Lion’s club in VA; a member of the Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club, a volunteer fireman; a Shriner and a member of the Masonic Lodge for 59 years. He is survived by his daughters, Jaki L. Gray, and her son Jackson Troy Whitley; and Mary S. Gray McAnally, her husband Michael, and their daughter Brittany; his sister Janet Finnegan, and his brother Tommy Gray. He is predeceased by his sisters, Iva McAden, and Eleanor Gray; his brothers, Curtis Gray, Fatio Gray, and Wallace Gray.  Funeral services will be held at the Buxton Methodist Church on Saturday, December 14, at 11:00 am. Committal services with Masonic Rites will be held at the Quidley family cemetery following the service. A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, December 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the church.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jerry Everton Gray

MAOREHEAD CITY - Jerry Everton Gray, 55, died Sunday [April 26, 1997] in a local hospital. He was born in Buxton and was the son of Mary Farrow Clark of Manteo and the late Glenn Columbus Gray and the husband of Betty Davis Gray of Morehead City. Besides his mother and wife, surviving are a daughter, Kimberly Lynn Gray of Morehead City; four sisters: Berna Clark and Izetta Austin, both of Manteo, Helen Johnson of Knightdale, and Debra Reynolds of Greenville; and two brothers: James Clark and Glenn Gray, both of Manteo. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Quidley Cemetery, Buxton, by the Rev. Roger Barnett. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

John Alex Gray

BUXTON, N.C. - John Alex Gray, 89, died Friday [April 9, 1965] at 6:20 p.m. A native of Dare County, he was a son of Jesse and Mrs. Rosa Scarborough Gray and the husband of the late Mrs. Buttania William Gray. He was a member of Assembly of God Church and a retired fisherman. He is survived by six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Robert Price. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Buxton with Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

John Berchman Gray

VIRGINIA BEACH - John "Jack" Berchman Gray, 70, of Virginia Beach, died August 9, in Chesapeake, Va., General Hospital. He was born June 10, 1927 in Long Branch, New Jersey, son of the late Willard J. and Beatrice Hogan Gray. He was raised in Avon by the late Oliver and Mary M. Gray (Oliver James Gray, Sr. & Mary Midgett). Mr. Gray was a retired Longshoreman, ILA Local 9705 Local 1624. He attended the Assembly of God Church. He was a member of Doric Masonic Lodge 44, Scottish Rites and Shriner, Kedive Temple and the American Legion. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Anna Scarborough Gray of the home; two daughters: Beatrice Gray of Virginia Beach and Jacqueline A. Gray and husband Saunders of Avon; two brothers: Willard G. Gray and his wife Hattie of Avon, and Harold J. Gray and wife Crystal of Chesapeake, Va.; four grandchildren: Anna Suzi, and Caleb Chaplain of Virginia Beach and John "Chaps" Gray of Avon; and sister-in-law, Carrie Gray. A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, August 12 in Avon Worship Center. Officiating will be Collin Gray, Ray Warren and Carroll Price. Masonic Rites will be accorded at the grave. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - August 12, 1997)

John Brown Gray

BUXTON - Funeral rites for John Brown Gray, 52, who died Sunday night [Sept. 9, 1951] at his home at Buxton after a short illness, were conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home by the Rev. W.B. Gregory, pastor of the Buxton Methodist Church.  Burial followed in the Buxton Cemetery.  Mr. Gray was a native and lifelong resident of Buxton, son of William H. and Melissa Farrow Gray.  The husband of Mrs. Nellie Gray, he was a retired Coast Guardsman, member of the American Legion and a member of the Buxton Methodist Church.  Surviving him are his wife; one son, Zane Gray; two brothers: William and Kendrick Gray, all of Buxton; two sisters: Mrs. D.J. Parr of Huntington, West Virginia and Mrs. Sarah Williams of Portsmouth, Virginia; and one grandchild.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 9, 1951; pg. 1)

John Chaplain Gray

AVON, N.C. - John Chaplain “Chaps” Gray, 19, of Avon, died, Saturday, February 28, 2004, in his residence. “ Chaps” was born in Norfolk, Va. and was a construction worker with Brian James Construction Co. He was a member of Saint John’s United Methodist Church, a graduate of Cape Hatteras High School Class of 2002 and was an avid body boarder.  He was the beloved son of Saunders “Sandy” and Jacqueline “Jackie” Gray of Avon.  Besides his parents surviving are his maternal grandmother; Anna Gray of Virginia Beach, Va., his aunt and uncle Charlie and Helen Smith of Chesapeake, Va. and his aunt; Beatrice Gray of Virginia Beach, Va.  A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. in Saint John’s United Methodist Church by the Rev. Suzanne Fitch-Slater. Burial will be in the Scarborough Family Cemetery in Buxton. Friends may join the family at Saint John’s United Methodist Church Monday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twiford’s Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the Gray family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 2, 2004; pg. 12A)

Joseph Curtis Gray

Joseph Curtis Gray of Kitty Hawk succumbed to an illness which he had suffered for the past 21 months at his home Wednesday [Jan. 24, 1962]. Mr. Gray had lived at Kitty Hawk for the past 17 years, where he operated the Kitty Hawk Construction Co. Mr. Gray was born at Avon on July 23, 1901. He was the son of the late George and Montra Meekins Gray. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie Gray; three daughters: Mrs. Lucille Moe of Mystic, Conn., Mrs. Norma Richardson of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Majorie Lewis of Clairmont, California; one son, William Curtis Gray of Kitty Hawk; two brothers, C.C. Gray of Avon and Willie Gray of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Cary O'Neal of Avon, Mrs. Warren Midgett and Lucy Gray, both of Buxton; 15 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were not complete at press time.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 26, 1962)

Funeral services for Joseph Curtis Gray of Kitty Hawk, who died at his home Jan. 24, were conducted at the Avon Assembly of God Church Friday afternoon by Rev. Henry Wright and assisted by Rev. Horace Mclaurin, Methodist Minister in Kitty Hawk, and Rev. M.L. Johnson, Methodist Minister of Avon. A solo, "Sunrise", was sung by Mrs. Amos Daniels of Wanchese, "In the Garden" and "Rock of Ages" were sung by the choir. Mrs. Henry Wright accompanied at the piano. The casket was covered with a pall of red carnations and fern. Active pallbearers were nephews of the deceased: George Gray, Carl Gray, Vance Gray, Carroll Gray, Boyd Gray and Earl O'Neal. Burial followed in the family plot at Buxton.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 2, 1962)

Joseph Mitchell Gray

Funeral services for Joseph Mitchell Gray, 80, who died Tuesday morning [Mar. 25, 1952] at his home in Avon following an illness of one year, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 at St. John's Methodist Church. Rev. P.M. Porter, pastor of the church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Mr. Wilson, pastor of the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Avon. Burial was in the family plot at Avon. He was a native and lifelong resident of Dare County and of the Avon community. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Mary Gray, a member of the Masonic Lodge of Wanchese, a member of St. John's Methodist Church and a retired Coast Guardsman. He is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Sylvia Scarborough, Mrs. Pritchard Gray and Mrs. Minerva Quidley, all of Avon; 2 sons: J.M. Gray, Jr. and Saunders Gray, both of Avon; 5 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 28, 1952; pg. 1)

Josephine Burrus Gray

Mrs. Josephine Burrus Gray, 81, a native of Rodanthe but a resident of Salvo all of her life, died this morning [Aug. 12, 1964] at 2:45 o'clock after a long illness. She was the widow of Luther Y. Gray and daughter of the late Davis L. Gray and Annie Midgett Gray, and a member of Clark Bethel Methodist Church where she was Sunday School Superintendent for many years. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Salina Midgett of Manteo and Mrs. Melvina Whidbee if Salvo, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Clark Bethel Methodist Church by the Rev. Willie J. Evans, pastor. Burial will be in the family plot. The body will lie in state at the home. Twiford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Kelly Jean Gray

Kelly Jean Gray, 42, of Avon, died Saturday August 18, 2012, in her residence.  Kelly was born in Chesapeake, VA and was a retired restaurant owner and manager.  She was the daughter of Osborne Gibb Gray of Avon and the late Alta Jean Holloway Gray.  Besides her father surviving are her daughters, Savannah Eden Jean Mulder of Buxton and Kalee Shay Barnett of Frisco; one sister, Susie Marie Williams of Avon; four brothers, Brian James of Buxton, Shawn James of Chesapeake, VA, Mitchell James and a step- brother, Ozzie Gray of Jarvisburg, NC.  Kelly was survived by many nieces and nephews and friends in Hatteras Island.  Her favorite nieces and nephews whom she was a mother to are, Rachel Williams, Nathan Williams, P.J. and Jason Williams.  Kelly was predeceased by her daughter Samantha Foster.  A service of remembrance will be in Saint John’s United Methodist Church, Monday August 27, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Dwight Burrus.  A time of fellowship with the family will be in the fellowship hall of the church immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to the family to help with expenses at P.O. Box 113 Avon, NC.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lennon Miller Gray

HATTERAS, N.C. - Lennon Miller Gray, 63, a lifelong resident of Hatteras, died Friday [Oct. 5, 1979] in Albemarle Villa in Williamston. He attended Hatteras United Methodist Church. Survivors include four brothers: Damon Gray and Ralph Gray of Hatteras, Harry Gray of Norfolk, and Charlie Gray of Arlington, Va. A funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts. Burial will be in Gray Family Cemetery, Hatteras with Twiford Island Chapel in charge. The family will be at the home of Ralph Gray in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Lola Carolyn Knight Gray

Lola Carolyn Knight Gray, 63, died Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Gray was born in Brambleton, VA and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church and the Shiloh United Methodist Women. Mrs. Gray was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Edna Wise Knight and the widow of William Lamar Gray.  She is survived by two daughters; Bonnie G. Cahoon and Barbara G. Harris, both of Stumpy Point; two sons, William L. Gray, Jr. and William Charles Knight, both of Stumpy Point; three sisters; Molly K. Santorno and Estelle K. Midgett, both of Manteo, and Ann Trevick of Meridian, MS; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  A celebration of life will be held at the Shiloh United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Sue Harris and Rev. Tom Clarke officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Friday, December 30, 2005 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and other times at the residence.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Lonie I. Williams Gray

AVON, NC - Lonie I. Williams Gray, 85, died Sunday, March 2, 2008 in Nags Head. Born in Avon, she was the daughter of the late Samuel I. And Lonie O'Neal Williams and was the widow of James I. Gray. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Williams. Mrs. Gray was a member of the Avon Worship Center. Mrs. Gray is survived by two daughters, Wanda Gray Dokken of Manteo and Donna Gray Midgett and husband Carrol of Waves; a son, Jimmy I. Gray and wife Joy of New Jersey; a sister, Eula Pearl Beacham of New Bern; a brother, Johnny Ervin Williams of New Bern; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Avon Worship Center by Pastor Bryan Gray. Burial will be in the Scarborough-Gray Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM and at the Avon Worship Center on Wednesday at 12:00 PM until the funeral hour. A reception will be held at the church following the service. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 4, 2008; pg. 10A)

Lorenzo H. Gray

Loranzo H. Gray, 74, of Avon, died at 1:20 Monday afternoon [Nov. 6, 1944] at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Peterson in Manteo. Mr. Gray became ill about the middle of September and had been a patient at the Marine Hospital in Norfolk until about 2 weeks ago when he was removed to the Peterson home, Mrs. Gray being a sister of Mrs. Peterson. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Price Gray of Avon; one daughter, Mrs. Willie Gray of Norfolk; one son, Lt. Marvin Gray of the U.S. Coast Guard office in Norfolk; one brother, John Gray of Buxton; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at 11:00 at Avon with Rev. J.W. Sneeden, pastor of the Wanchese Methodist Church, officiating. Pallbearers were Coast Guardsmen. Among out-of-town people attending the funeral were Mrs. Irene Willis of Morehead City, Mrs. Edna Jones of Newport, N.C., Vancy Gray, Clyde Gray and Dave Russell of Norfolk, Mrs. E.W. Etheridge, Mrs. M.E. Webb and J.B. Peterson of Manteo.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 10, 1944; pg. 1)

Louis Edward Gray
North Carolinian Advocate - June 17, 1903
Submitted by Linda Lau


Lanis [sic] E. Gray, son of W.P. Gray, died in Washington, D.C. May 11, 1903 with typhoid fever. His remains were forwarded to Roanoke Island in charge of his brother, D.C. Gray. The Odd Fellows of Virginia Dare Lodge #3 IOOF of which he was a member, met the body and with careful hands and proper ceremonies laid it to rest in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Manteo on May 14, 1903. The writer met this youth some ten years ago and realizing his ability placed him in his employ and with this start in life commenced his business career. He educated himself in the Richmond Business College after which he commenced the business of a wholesale fish dealer in Washington, D.C. and with great success won his way into the good will of all that knew him. He was pious, modest and unassuming, loved his church and died a devoted Christian. He was held in high esteem by the community at large. High attestation to this statement was given by the hundreds that attended his burial, the best that can be said. He was a good man and in this we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his bereaved family who can but suffer a loss of such a well beloved and affectionate son. /s/ R.C. Evans

At Manteo last week occurred the funeral of Louis Gray who died after a severe illness in a hospital at Washington, D.C. His death was due to typhoid fever. The steamer Ocracoke brought the remains to Manteo on Wednesday night and the funeral followed on Thursday. The interment was made with Odd Fellows honors. The deceased leaves a father, mother, two brothers and a sister. He was unmarried. Mr. Stephen Gray, a brother, was with the young man in the hospital during his last illness.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, May 22, 1903; pgs. 5 & 8) 
[NOTE: Census records show this man as Lewis E. Gray.]

Lovie Gray Gray

MRS. EUGENE GRAY - Mrs. Lovie Gray, wife of Eugene G. Gray, retired Coastguardsman of Avon, died Sunday [Apr. 9, 1944] after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late O.J. Gray and Mrs. Mary Gray of Avon.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 14, 1944; pg. 1)

Lucy Gray Gray
The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 20, 1984; pg. 6A

Lupton Jones Gray

BUXTON, N.C. - Lupton Jones Gray, 70, died Wednesday [Oct. 29, 1969] at 10:20 a.m. in his home. A native of Avon, he was the husband of Mrs. Loudisa Gray and a son of Matthew and Mrs. Lois O'Neal Gray. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Buxton Methodist Church. Besides his widow, surviving are two brothers, H.J. Gray of Buxton and R.H. Gray of Wanchese; and a sister, Mrs. Nellie G. Gray of Buxton. A funeral service will be held Friday in the family cemetery at Buxton. Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, has charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, October 30, 1969)

Luther Y. Gray

LUTHER Y. GRAY, SALVO LEADER, PASSES AWAY - Luther Y. Gray, public spirited leader and citizen of Salvo, Dare County, died Tuesday after an illness of several days. He had been in poor health for several years. Mr. Gray was the son of L.C. Gray, venerable citizen and retired surfman of Salvo. He was a leading spirit in the affairs of the Methodist church. He kept up the work of the burial association serving the villages in that section and before his illness, had been active in politics. He was one of the most useful and best loved citizens on the community, a faithful Sunday School teacher, good neighbor and friend. All his life was spent at Salvo. He is survived by his father; his wife [not named]; two daughters: Mrs. W.E. Whedbee of Salvo and Mrs. Calvin Midgett of Waves; also several half-brothers and half-sisters: Julian Gray of Florida, Cyrus Gray, Jr. of New York, Mrs. Perry Farrow of Salvo, Mrs. Claude Williams of Manteo, Mrs. Curtis Gray of Avon. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Salvo by Rev. J.D. A. Autry, pastor of the Salvo Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. M.W. Maness, pastor of the Manteo Methodist Church.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 12, 1943; pg. 1)

Mack Thompson Gray
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 14, 1984; pg. 8A


Malachi Wesley Gray

Malachi Wesley Gray, 44, died Tuesday morning [Nov. 20, 1962] at 4:30 in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk after an illness of a month. He was a lifelong resident of Avon and a retired Coast Guardsman with 7 years of service, having retired in 1945. He had been employed 13 years by the N.C. State Highway Division as a license examiner. He was a son of the late Fred D. and Mrs. Salina Gray and the husband of Mrs. Eula Wesley Gray. Besides his widow and parents, he is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Connie J. Austin of Frisco, Mrs. Barbara Weaver of Pensacola, Fl. and Miss Edna Carrol Gray of the home; three sons: Malcolm W. Gray of Norfolk and Terry Wayne Gray and William N. Gray of the home; two sisters: Mrs. Norma Trough and Mrs. Melvin Barger of Norfolk; four brothers: Fred Gray of Avon, Charlie Gray of Virginia Beach, Collins Gray of Washington and Belton Gray of Norfolk; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Henry Wright, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Melville Johnson, pastor of St. John's Methodist Church at Avon. Burial will follow in the family plot. The body will be carried from Twiford's at Hatteras to the church at 10 o'clock.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 23, 1962)

Margaret Etheridge [Scarborough] Gray

Mrs. Margaret Etheridge Gray, 71, died Saturday morning [Mar. 27, 1943] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dempsey Perry, at Kill Devil Hills where she had made her home for the last 15 years. Mrs. Gray was a native of Avon and funeral services were conducted there Monday afternoon at two o'clock by Rev. J.D.A. Autry at the graveside in the Zion Scarborough Cemetery. Mrs. Gray was a member of the Avon Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Dempsey Perry of Kill Devil Hills and Mrs. Bertha Gray of Virginia Beach; two sons: Jesse Gray and Bate Gray of the U.S. Coast Guard; 20 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 2, 1943; pg. 1)

Maria Williams Gray

BUXTON - Maria Williams Gray, 97, of Buxton died on Nov. 11 in a Barco nursing home.  A native of Buxton, she was the daughter of the late Urias B. and Saintie Stowe Williams and the widow of the late Thomas James Gray.  Mrs. Gray was a retired nurses aide and homemaker.  She was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Gray is survived by two daughters: Amelia G. Nanovic of Palmerton, Pa. and Juanita G. Harper of Springfield, Va.; one son: T. Boyd Gray of Buxton; two sisters: Patsy Herbert and Erma Willis, both of Rodanthe; one brother, Victor Williams of Washington; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on Nov, 13 by the Rev. James Huskins.  Burial will follow in the Williams Family Cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 13, 1994)

Martha Williams Gray

AVON - Martha Williams Gray, 84, died Thursday, November 25, at her residence. Mrs. Gray was born in Avon, the daughter of the late James E. and Lillian Scarborough Williams and the wife of the late Nicodemus Gray. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Women and was a homemaker. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 at St John's United Methodist Church in Avon with the Rev. Bryan Shaw officiating. Visitation: at her home Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Arrangements are by Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999; pg. 16A)

Mary Bateman [Hooper] Gray

Mrs. Mary Bateman Gray, age 80, widow of Tilman Gray, died at her home in Avon Wednesday morning [Mar. 17, 1943] at 5 o'clock. She was a native and life long resident of Avon. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. E.F. Scarborough of Avon; four sons: Charlie and Hilton of Virginia Beach, Jarvis of Avon and Burgess of Norfolk; one sister, Mrs. Euphemia Gray of Avon; a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service were conducted at the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 19, 1943; pg. 1)

Mary Elizabeth Midgett Gray

WAVES, N.C. - Mary Elizabeth Midgett Gray, 65, a native of Atlantic and the wife of Asa H. Gray, Jr., died Friday in her home. She was a daughter of Colenda Midgett Midgett of Virginia Beach, Va. She was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church and was first worthy matron of the Hatteras chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Other survivors include two sons: Rudy Gray and Asa H. Gray, III, both of Waves; a sister, Thelma Smith of Virginia Beach; and two grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Fairhaven United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff Rose.  Burial will be in the Gray Family Cemetery, Waves, with Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, in charge.  The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - Sunday, Jan. 13, 1985)

Mary L.A. Gray
North Carolina Christian Advocate - April 2, 1902
Submitted by Linda Lau

Mary Louise Ballance Gray

BUXTON - Mary Louise Ballance Gray, 79, native of Hatteras Island, was drawn into the waiting arms of the Lord on May 21, 2012.  She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Jack Stewart Gray, her two daughters, Jaki Gray and Mary Gray McAnally, a grandson, Jackson Whitley, and her sister, Grace Peele. She is predeceased by her parents, Eliva and Ellsworth Ballance, and her brothers and sister: Thurman Ballance, Gamaiel Ballance, Wheeler Ballance, E.B. Ballance, and Myrtis Austin.  Born and raised on Hatteras Island, Mary Louise was an avid fisherman, a supportive and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, as well as a renowned cook. Such was her prowess in the kitchen that many a friend or relative was known to show up "for a visit" just at dinner time.  For many years, Mary was an active member of the Buxton Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Eastern Star, and the Cape Hatteras Angler's Club.  Mary Louise was a true lady in every sense. She took great care to make everyone she met feel at ease, and she loved to entertain. She will be greatly missed.  A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at the Buxton Methodist Church on Thursday, May 24, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend's Cory Oliver and Charles Moseley officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the  family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, May 24, 2012 and Twiford Funeral Home)

Mary M. Gray

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary M. Gray, who died at the residence in Avon Saturday morning [Mar. 31, 1951], were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the St. John's Methodist Church at Avon with the Rev. P.M. Porter, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Alvin W. Price, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Avon.  A solo, "No Night There" was sung by Mrs. Winfred Whitlock.  Members of the church choir sang "Abide With Me", "Rock of Ages" and "Sweet Bye ad Bye" accompanied by Mrs. Mabel Meekins at the piano.  The casket pall was made of red carnations and fern.  Pallbearers were Bradford O'Neal, Percy Williams, George Meekins, Luther Hooper, Seymore Gray and Moody Meekins.  Burial was in the family cemetery.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 6, 1951; pg. 1)  NOTE: Mary Margaret Austin Gray was the daughter of John S. Austin and Parliment "Parley" Outlaw, and wife of Joseph Mitchell Gray.

Mary Miller Gray

AVON NATIVE DIES AT HOME IN NORFOLK - Mrs. Mary Miller Gray, 64, native of Avon, wife of Joshua Gibbs Gray, died at the residence on Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, Va. on Tuesday afternoon [Aug. 1, 1944] at 4:45 after an illness of three months. Mrs. Gray had made her home in Norfolk for the past 35 years. She was the daughter of the late H.C. and Mrs. Esther Quidley Miller. She was a member of City Road Methodist Church of Elizabeth City. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Schuitatus; a son, Melvin Truman Gray; and two grandchildren of Norfolk; two brothers: Capt. C.O. Miller of Elizabeth City and Capt. Frank Miller of Buxton. Funeral details were not available at this writing.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] -  Friday, August 4, 1944; pg. 1)

Mary Quidley Gray

BELOVED BUXTON WOMAN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS - Mrs. Cyrus H. Gray, 70, of Buxton, died July 10 following a long illness. She was a beloved citizen of Cape Hatteras and a native of Avon, N.C., the daughter of the late James I and Mary Z. Quidley. Funeral services were conducted July 11 by Rev. E.R. Meekins of Hatteras. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. R.C. Gray of Conway, Ark., C.R. gray of Elizabeth City, Mrs. M.P. Wright of Poplar Branch, and a sister, Mrs. F.M. Miller of Buxton.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 13, 1945; pg. 1)

Matilda Midgett Gray

MANTEO - Matilda "Tid" Midgett Gray, 70, of Manteo, died Monday, Sept. 10, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mrs. Gray, a native of Manteo, was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Robert T. and Nettie Midgett Midgett, and the widow of the late Richard H. Gray, Jr. Mrs. Gray is survived by 3 daughters, Katherine M. Beasley of Colington, Rebecca M. Tolson and Doris Ann Berry, both of Manteo; one step-son, Richard Wayne Gray of Wanchese; one sister, Montez M. Midgett of Chesapeake, Va.; ten grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. David Daniels. Burial will follow in Manteo cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 11, 1990)

Matthew Jordan Gray

CAPE HATTERAS LOSES A FINE OLD CITIZEN - Matthew Jordan Gray, a fine upstanding and beloved citizen of Buxton, died suddenly on January 18 at his home following a short illness. He was born October 23, 1862, the son of the late Anderson and Elizabeth Gray, and had lived at Avon until about 40 years ago. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louisa Gray, and the following children: R.H. Gray of Wanchese, I.M. Gray of Portsmouth, H.J. Gray, C.C. Gray and L.J. Gray, Mrs. J.B. Gray of Buxton, and Mrs. Lula Austin of Avon; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Following the funeral services which were conducted by Rev. Andrew Stirling of the Holiness Church Saturday morning, January 20, the body was interred in the family plot at Buxton.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] -  Friday, January 26, 1945; pg. 1)

Mattie V. Gray
The Weekly Economist - Sept. 23, 1898
Submitted by Linda Lau

Melissa Farrow Gray

Mrs. Melissa Farrow Gray, 86, died Wednesday at 5:30 a.m. following an illness of eight months.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Buxton and widow of the late William H. Gray and daughter of the late John and Sarah Murphy Farrow.  She was a member of the Buxton Methodist Church.  She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Dewey J. Parr of Buxton and Mrs. Sarah Williams of Portsmouth, Va.; two sons: Capt. William Alfred and Kemdrick Gray, both of Buxton; and several grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 22, 1958; pg. 1)

FUNERAL OF MRS. GRAY - Funeral services for Mrs. Melissa Farrow Gray, who died Wednesday morning, August 20 at Buxton, were conducted Friday afternoon at the Methodist church. Rev. Ray Sparrow, pastor, officiated, assisted by Rev. A. DeLeon Gray, Supt. of Oxford Orphanage. A solo "Beyond the Sunset" was sung by Mary Tolson, "Face to Face" and "No Night There" were sung by the church choir. Mrs. Pearl Midgett accompanied at the organ. The casket was covered with a pall made of white glads and red carnation. Active pallbearers were Eddie Williams, Isaac Williams, Ennis Williams, Shelton Williams, Chester Gray and Zane Gray. Burial followed in the Jennette Cemetery at Buxton.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 29, 1958; pg. 1)

Michael Edward Gray

AVON - Michael Edward Gray, 18, of Avon, died Monday [May 29, 1972] at 6:15 a.m. in the U.S. Public Health Hospital in Norfolk. He was a native of Norfolk but had been living in Avon for the past 8 years. He was a member of the Avon Assembly of God Church and a graduate of the Cape Hatteras High School, Class of 1972. He is survived by his parents, Oscar Dwight and Mrs. Janette Gray of Avon; 3 brothers: Oscar D. Gray, Jr. of Wilmington, Daniel B. Gray and Tilman R. Gray of Avon; one sister, Diana J. Gray of Avon; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Estie T. Gray of Avon. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church at Avon by the Rev. Burl Wright, pastor. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 30, 1972)

Mildred Austin Gray

SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA - Mildred Austin Gray, 83, died Saturday, April 13 in Satellite Beach. She was the daughter of the late Homer Tredwell and Orphia Midgett Austin. Mrs. Gray attended Norfolk General Hospital School of Nursing. She moved from Norfolk, Va. to Melbourne, Fla. where she worked at Whuesthoff Hospital and Holmes Regional Hospital and in the late 70's and 80's did private duty nursing. Mrs. Gray is survived by five children: Carol Ann Gray of Satellite Beach, Fla., Richard Wayne Gray of Wanchese, Willie Gray of Cocoa, Fla., Orphia Hoppes of Oak Island, and Robin Gregoire of Rockledge, Fla.; and two sisters: Sidney Jones of Manteo and Hilda Williams of Lewis, Delaware. Mrs. Gray was predeceased by two sisters: Sybil Austin Dowdy and Maretta Austin, and two brothers: Willie Austin and Homer Austin. A graveside service will be held in the Manteo Cemetery on Wednesday, April 17 at 11 a.m. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 16, 2002; pg. 8A)

Minnie Gray Gray

KITTY HAWK - Minnie Gray Gray, 94 of Kitty Hawk, died Wednesday, Dec. 17 in a Barco Nursing Home. Mrs. Gray, born in Salvo, was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Cyrus and Melvina Midgett Gray and the widow of the late J. Curtis Gray. Mrs. Gray is survived by 3 daughters: Lucille Mol of Kitty Hawk, Norma Richardson of Norfolk, Va., and Marjorie Martin of Kill Devil Hills; one son, William "Billy" Gray of Kitty Hawk; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church in Salvo on Saturday, Dec. 20 with the Rev. Ray Warren officiating. Burial will be in the Gray Family Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 18, 1997)

Mitchell Jenson Gray
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 27, 1980; pg. 16

Nellie A. Gray

AVON, NC - Nellie A. Gray, age 75, of 40115 Harbor Road, Avon, NC, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, in Albemarle Hospital. She was a native of Salvo, NC, daughter of the late Richard Warren Gray and Kittie Estelle O’Neal Gray, and was wife of the late Pritchard Joseph Gray, Jr. She was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Gray is survived by one daughter, Maxine Gray of Avon, NC; two brothers, Tommy Gray and wife Lucille of CT, and Manning Gray and wife Ruby of Manteo, NC; one grandson, David Gray of Avon, NC; two great grandsons, Trevor Gray of Avon, NC, and Matthew Talbot of Virginia Beach, VA; and a sister-in-law, Ena Gregory and husband Horace of Elizabeth City, NC.  A funeral service will be Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 2:00 PM in St. Johns United Methodist Church with the Rev. Susie Slater officiating. Burial will follow in the Scarborough Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the church and at other times at the residence, 40115 Harbor Road, Avon, NC. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the Gray family with funeral arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Nellie Gray Gray

BUXTON - Mrs. Nellie Gray Gray, 90, of Buxton died Friday January 19 at Albemarle Hospital. She was a native of Dare County, the daughter of the late Matthew And Louisa O'Neal Gray and the widow of John Brown Gray. Survivors include a grandchild, Gary Gray of Buxton, one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild. A graveside service was set for January 20 in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 21, 1996)

Nick Gray
The Coastland Times - Friday, March 1, 1968; pg. 6


Norman Julian Gray
[offsite obituary]

Norman R. Gray

AVON - Norman R. Gray, 82, died on Monday, July 28. Mr. Gray was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army in the 78th Lightning Division as one of the first allies to cross over the Rhine River into Germany. After being discharged from the Army, he enlisted in the Coast Guard.  During his enlistment of more than 20 years in the Coast Guard, he also completed a tour in Viet Nam.  Surviving are his daughter Dawn Gray Wetzel and her husband Bruce of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son Norman Gray, Jr. of Avon; a brother, Oscar Gray of Avon, two sisters: Blanche Williams of Beaufort and Rena Dawson of Hampton, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance will be held Friday, August 1 at 2 p.m. at the Avon Worship Center with the Rev. Bryan Gray officiating. Burial will be at the Gray Family Cemetery in Buxton. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service.  Twiford’s Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 31, 2008; pg. 12A)

Odessa Jennette Gray

BUXTON - Mrs. Odessa Jennette Gray, 83, of Buxton, died Friday [Feb. 11, 1972] at 8:05 a.m. at her home. She was a native and lifelong resident of Buxton, a member of the United Methodist Church, daughter of the late Benjamin and Mrs. Dorcas Gray Jennette, and widow of Charles Gray. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Debbie Finnegan of Virginia Beach, Mrs. R.C. McAden and Miss Eleanor Gray, both of Buxton; five sons: Charles S. Gray, Tommy B. Gray, II, and H. Curtis Gray, all of Buxton, Wallace Gray of Manteo and Jack Gray of Woodbridge, Va.; two sisters: Mrs. Ethel Middleton of Charlotte and Mrs. Earl Miller of Kill Devil Hills; one brother, Utah Jennette of Virginia Beach; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in United Methodist Church by the Rev. George Marshe. Burial will be in Quidley Cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras has charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Olga Perdomo Gray

BUXTON - Olga “Pete” Perdomo Gray, 84, of Buxton, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in Carolina House of Smithfield, NC. Mrs. Gray was born in Tampa, FL, and was a former bookkeeper with Planter’s National Bank, a member of Buxton United Methodist Church, Cape Hatteras Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and served her country honorably in the United States Coast Guard.  Mrs. Gray was the daughter of the late Thomas and Blanca Fernandez Perdomo and the wife of the late Herbert Curtis Gray.   Surviving are one daughter, Lynn G. Price of Selma, NC; two grandchildren, Joannah Gray Lassiter of Jackson, NC and John Curtis Davis of Selma, NC; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Laurali and her “Canine Companion”, Grayce.  Mrs. Gray was predeceased by her brother, Roy Perdomo.   A celebration of life will be Friday, July 24, 2009, at 11:00 am in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dwight Burrus. Burial will follow in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton. Friends may join the family at the Buxton United Methodist Church, Thursday from 7:00 pm to 8:00pm.   Twiford Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 23, 2009; pg. 10A)

Osborne Gibby Gray

AVON - Osborne Gibby Gray, Sr., 76, died Monday morning [Oct. 24, 1966]  in Albemarle Hospital after a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Avon. He retired from the grocery business after 48 years in Avon. He was the son of the late Malachi and Euphema Hooper Gray and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Williams Gray; two sons: Osborne G. Jr. and Harry Gray of Avon; one sister, Mrs. Annie Gray Wynn of Plymouth; one brother, Homer S. Gray of Elizabeth City; and 2 grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras pending completion of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - unknown date)

Oscar Dwight Gray, Sr.

Oscar Dwight Gray, Sr., 90, of Avon, died Thursday, December 27, 2012 at The Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Avon, he was the son of the late Clemson and Esta Meekins Gray. He was a retired Chief Machinist Mate for the U.S. Coast Guard and a member of Cape Hatteras Lodge #698 AF & AM in Buxton.  Mr. Gray is survived by his wife, Jannette Gray Gray of the residence; a daughter, Diana G. Saunders of Chesapeake, VA; three sons, Oscar D. Gray, Jr. of Whitsett, NC, Daniel Bruce Gray of South Mills, NC and Tilman Ray Gray of Avon; two sisters, Blanche Williams of Beaufort, NC and Rena Dawson of Richmond, VA; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held at the Avon Worship Center on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Bryan Gray officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Friday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. In lieu flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Avon Worship Center Youth Group.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Patricia McCabe Gray

Patricia (Pat) McCabe Gray, of Stumpy Point, died Saturday, January 1, 2011 at Chesapeake General Hospital. Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Irene Stromburg McCabe and was the widow of Almey H. Gray. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Edward McCabe, Jr., John McCabe, and Joseph McCabe.  Pat is survived by a daughter, Patricia Ann Gray-Clark and husband, Greg; three sons, Almey J. Gray and wife, Barbara, Glenn Gray and wife, Christine, and Darrell Gray; eight grandchildren, Denise Gray Geer and husband, Joe, Almey Roy Gray, Trevor Clark, Glenn Gray, Evan Gray, Logan Gray, Tyner Gray, and Sarah Gray; one great grandchild, Kyla Geer; and two sisters, Catherine Mecabe and Irene McCabe.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Bayview Chapel by the Rev. John DeCarmo.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ralph Gray

HATTERAS - Ralph Gray, 79, died Friday [Sept. 26, 1980] in a Richmond hospital following a short illness. A native of Hatteras, he was the son of the late Claughton and Victoria Oden Gray and the husband of Mrs. Thelma Austin Gray of Hatteras. He was a retired fishing guide and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. Besides his wife survivors are two daughters: Sandra Basnett of Frisco and Mrs. Gwenie Evans of Hatteras; one son, Claughton Miller Gray of Hatteras; two brothers: Charlie Gray of Arlington, Va. and Harry Gray of Norfolk, Va.; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday in the Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras by the Rev. Fred R. Roberts, pastor of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. Burial following in the family cemetery in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Retta [Henrietta] Meekins Gray

AVON - Retta Meekins Gray, 91, passed into eternity on April 25, 2012. She was born to Calvin and Maggie Meekins, December 20th, 1920. She was an active member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Avon, North Carolina where she served as a trustee, treasurer, past president of the United Methodist Women, taught Sunday School and served in the choir for many years. She was past Worthy Matron of the Cape Hatteras Eastern Star. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Elwood C. Gray, her step-mother Dorcas Meekins, her grandson, Kelly Lee Willis, her son-in-law, Otis Willis Jr. and her brother Archie Meekins. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Brenda Willis, Carol Riggs (and husband Mack), and E. Crouse Gray Jr. (and wife Juanita), grandchildren, Brenda Jo VanOverberghe (husband Gary), Roger Scott Riggs, and Jennifer Allen, great-grandchildren, Cristi VanOverberghe, Samantha VanOverberghe, Desarae Allen, Samantha Allen, Amanda Allen, Raymond Allen IV, and Jaden Bailey, her brothers and sisters, Alston Meekins, Rex Meekins (wife Joanne), June Jeannette, and Mary Douglas, special niece and nephew, Gail, Jim, and Shane Coleman, adopted great-grandchildren, Aaron Daniel, Megan Daniel, Cory Daniel, Kyler Bailey, Daelyn Bailey, Carly Bailey, and Patrick Bailey, and many relatives and friends. Visitation will be at her home, 40296 McMullen Road Avon, NC 27915 from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The Graveside Service will be held at the Gray Cemetery in Buxton, NC (Next to Connor's Supermarket) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012, Funeral Services will be at a later date when St. John's UMC renovations are completed. Pastor Roger Dill will officiate. The family would like to thank the staff at Outer Banks Hospital especially the ER staff and the staff on POD A 2nd floor for their kindness. She will be forever loved and missed.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, May 1, 2012)

Rhoda Ann Meekins Gray

AVON, NC - Rhoda Ann Meekins Gray, of Avon went to be with her Lord on April 7, 2007. She is the daughter of Luther Hall Meekins, Sr. of Landis, NC and the late Ila Lee Meekins and was a lifelong resident of Avon.  Besides her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Randolph Gray. Survivors include her son Anthony “Tony” Meekins and fiancé Angela Lofty and Johnny Lewis Burnette both of Avon, Rebecca (Carol Ann) Stroud and husband Gary of Black Mountain, NC and Russell “Chip” Graham Grooms and wife Susan of Grimesland, NC; three brothers: Luther “Buddy” Meekins, Jr., of Frisco, Stanley Meekins of Buxton and Winifred Meekins of Avon; three sisters: Shirley Silver of Avon, Mary Wilson of Watertown, Tennessee, Merita “Rita” McPherson and Dan Degenhart of Homosassa, FLA; Grandchildren include Anthony “T.J.” Ray Meekins, Jr, Robbie Meekins, Christopher Stroud and Madison Grooms. Numerous nieces and nephews.  A celebration of life will be held Wednesday April 11, 2007, at 4:00 p.m. in Saint John’s United Methodist Church by Rev. Bryan Gray and Rev. Roger Barnett. Burial will be held in the Gray Family Cemetery in Buxton. Friends may join the family at Saint John’s United Methodist Church Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm. The family will gather at the home of Shirley Silver 40194 Ebenezer Road, Avon. Twiford Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Richard Hooper Gray

WANCHESE, N.C. - Richard Hooper Gray, Sr., 86, died Saturday [May 13, 1978] in a nursing home. A native of Avon, N.C., he was the husband of Mrs. Daisy Pugh Gray and was a self-employed oil distributor. He attended Bethany United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City. Besides his widow, survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cecelia Midgette of Nags Head; two sons: Richard Gray, Jr. and Donald Gray, both of Wanchese; a sister, Mrs. Nellie G. Gray of Buxton; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Cudworth Cemetery by the Rev. Roy Burgess and Rev. Carrol Daniels. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo has charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Richard W. Gray

Richard W. Gray, 52, son of the late Roswell D. and Angeline Midgett Gray of Salvo, and husband of Mrs. Estella O'Neal Gray, met death Christmas about 7:30 p.m. near his home as the result of an automobile accident.  Two Coast Guardsmen, W. Jennings Midgett, Jr. of Rodanthe and Linwood Midgett of Salvo, suffered injuries and were taken to Marine Hospital in Norfolk by a Coast Guard helicopter.  According to reports reaching Manteo, Jennings Jr. and Mr. Gray had been riding in an old Model A truck which had stopped on the road.  Linwood Midgett of the Rodanthe Coast Guard Station was riding with Orville O'Neal in a Dodge pick-up truck belonging to Fred O'Neal.  Funeral services were to be held Thursday afternoon.  Mr. Gray was a fisherman and boatman and a lifelong resident of Salvo.  He was a member of Clark's Bethel Methodist Church.  Mr. Gray is survived by three sons and a daughter--Wesley W., Tommy, Miss Nellie and Manning Gray, the latter being with the armed forces in Korea.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 28, 1951; pg. 1)

Rita Margaret Meekins Gray

Rita Margaret Meekins Gray, 73, of Avon died Tuesday, February 27, 2007 in Nags Head. Mrs. Gray was born in Avon and was a homemaker and member of Avon Worship Center. She was the daughter of the late Morris Jensen and Evelyn Gray Meekins and the wife of the late Charlie C. Gray.  Surviving are four sons: Chuck Gray and wife Pamela of Windsor, NC, Dale Gray, Shawn Gray and wife Wendy and Kendall J. Gray all of Avon and 8 grandchildren. Mrs. Gray was pre-deceased by her sister Elene Gray.  A celebration of life will be held Friday, March 2, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in Avon Worship Center by Rev. Bryan Gray and Johnny Chase. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Robert Watson Gray
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 2, 1989; pg. 7A

Rosa D. Gray

HATTERAS - Mrs. Rosa D. Gray, 84, of Hatteras, died Sunday morning [June 30, 1985] at her residence following a short illness. She was a native of Hatteras and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Elida Burrus Gaskins and the widow of Damon M. Gray, Sr. She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, was church treasurer for the past 40 years, and was a former Sunday school superintendent. She is survived by three sons: Damon M. Gray, Jr., Roy Gray, and Hal Gray, all of Hatteras; three sisters: Mildred Austin and Sally Gaskins, both of Hatteras, and Dorcas Styron of Penns Grove, N.J.; one brother, Luke Gaskins of Hatteras; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Carl Eller, pastor. Burial will follow in the Gray family cemetery in Hatteras with Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Roswell DeLosse Cadugan Gray

One of the finest and most neighborly citizens of Salvo died Friday, the 7th. He was Roswell DeLosse Cadugan Gray, husband of Mrs. Frances Midgett Gray. He was a retired Coast Guardsman and was 75 years old. He was a faithful member of the Methodist church and was know far and wife to all his friends as "Dug" and Cadugan". He is survived by one son, Richard W. Gray; several grandchildren and step-children. He was a brother of the late Mrs. Missouri Midgett of Manteo.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 7, 1944; pg. 1)

Roy Linvil Gray

CAPE HATTERAS - Roy Linvil Gray, 81, died April 15 at Autumn Care Nursing Home in Great Bridge, Va. He was born Feb 21, 1916 in Avon, son of the late William and Margaret O'Neal Gray. He was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Mr. Gray was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Park Service. Surviving are his wife, Clarice Ballance Gray; a son, Roy L. Gray, Jr. of Etowah, Tenn.; a daughter, Jeanie Cox of Frisco; 3 sisters: Pearl Madrin of Rivera Beach, Fla., Lucy Ballance of Elizabeth City, and Earle Scarborough of Avon; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday at Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins and the Rev. Don Brown officiating. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Norfolk, was in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - April 20, 1997)

Ruby Krider Gray

Ruby Krider Gray, 76, of Manteo, died Friday, May 23, 2014 at her residence. Born in Manteo, she was the daughter of the late John Andrew Krider, Sr. and Ruby Kendrick Krider and was a homemaker.  Mrs. Gray is survived by her husband, Manning Roswell Gray, Sr.; two daughters, Ruby Jean Gray Thompson and husband, Larry of Powells Point and Jenny Gray of Manteo; two sons, Manning “Buddy” Gray, Jr. and wife, Michelle of Manteo and Ricky Gray, Sr. and Kay B. Sneed of Kill Devil Hills; two sisters, Betty Krider Dough of Greenville and Ann Krider Etheridge of Manteo; a brother, John A. Krider, Jr. of Elizabeth City; eight grandchildren, Katie Slaughter, Nick Thompson, Jackie Gates Coltrain, Orry M. Gray, Justis Bobbitt, Jordan Bobbitt, Lauren Gray and Ricky Gray, Jr.; eight great grandchildren, Cheyenne, Naomi, Olivia, Carson, Archer, Jaden, Jack and Fisher; a special friend, Joyce Alexander of Manteo; and many nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Manteo Faith Baptist Church by Pastor Billy Dennis followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ruth Sybil Gray

CHESAPEAKE - Ruth Sybil Gray, 89, of the 1400 block of Philmont Avenue, passed away December 24, 2011 in Chesapeake.  A native of North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late John and Etta Stetson and the widow of Adrean J. Gray. She had worked in food service with the school system.  She is survived by her daughter, Patsy Lacy of Va. Beach, her son, William Hartley, Jr. and his wife Veronica of Chesapeake, a sister, Nola Smith of Va. Beach, nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and many great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Doris Baker, and a brother Rudolph Stetson.  Thanks to Sentara Nursing Care at Oak Grove for all the years of your loving care. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Princess Anne Memorial Park with Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood officiating. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Indian River Chapel Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, December 26, 2011)

Sadie W. Gray

Funeral services for Mrs. Sadie W. Gray, 75, who died at her residence in Waves Saturday morning [Nov. 7, 1953], were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Fairhaven Methodist Church by the Rev. P.M. Porter, pastor. Dewey Midgett, Creedon Midgett, Cecil Midgett and Woodrow Edwards served as pallbearers. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Waves. Mrs. Gray was a native and lifelong resident of Waves, daughter of the late Israel B. and Nancy Ballance Midgett and wife of D.L. Gray. She was a member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church and a member of the W.S.C.S. She is survived by her husband; one son, Asa H. Gray of Waves; three sisters, Mrs. Lucretia Midgett of Waves, Miss Belle Midgett and Mrs. Lucy Midgett both of Manteo; one brother, Newcomb Midgett of Waves; one grandson and one great grandson.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Monday, November 9, 1953)

Selina Williams Gray

Mrs. Selina Williams Gray, 77, of Avon, died Saturday morning [Oct. 17, 1972] at 11:45 p.m. in the DePaul Hospital in Norfolk following a short illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Avon, a member of the Assembly of God Church in Avon, the daughter of the late Collins and Mrs. Huldah Farrow Williams, and the widow of the late Fred Gaskins Gray. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Melba Barger of Chesapeake, Va. and Mrs. Norma Auguston of Norfolk, Va.; four sons: Fred W. Gray, Charlie C. Gray, Collins G. Gray, all of Avon, and Belton B. Gray of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Annie Gray of Avon; two brothers: Eddie Williams of Frisco and Percy Williams of Avon; 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. The body was taken to Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras pending completion of funeral arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Selma Peterson Gray
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 16, 1993; pg. 8A

Steven Douglas Gray

STABBED TO DEATH TUES. - The Tuesday morning murder of an Avon man is under investigation by the Dare County Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation.  Steven D. Gray, 36, died at approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday as a result of a stabbing, according to a report from the sheriff's office.  Gray was taken to Norfolk General Hospital after receiving his wounds.  He died shortly after arrival, the report noted.  Lisa F. Bunch, 38, Avon, was arrested and held in custody on a charge of second degree murder at the Dare County Detention Center.  Dare County Sheriff, A.L. "Bert" Austin, said that a 911 call was received and that two deputies and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene.  According to Capt. Larry Dozier of the detention center, a secured bond for Bunch has been set at $100,000.  Dozier said that Bunch will make her first appearance in District Court sometime this week.  (unknown newspaper)

AVON - Steven Douglas Gray, 35, of Avon, died Tuesday, Feb. 10 [1998], in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. Gray was born in Baltimore, Md. and lived most of his life in Avon. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was a graduate of Cape Hatteras High School and attended Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God and was a member of the Avon Worship Center. He was the son of Robert M. "Bobby" Gray, Sr. and Esta Gray Gray of Avon. Besides his parents, Mr. Gray is survived by one daughter, Lindsey R. Gray of Kill Devil Hills; one sister, Rhonda F. Carman of N. Cape May, N.J.; two brothers: Robert M. Gray, Jr. of Avon and Virgil W. Gray of N. Cape May, N.J.; four nieces and four nephews, all of N. Cape May. Funeral services will be held at the Avon Worship Center on Friday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Don Vess, Ray Warren and Collins Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Gray Family Cemetery in Buxton. The body will be placed in the church on Thursday at noon. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Thelma Barnett Gray

BUXTON - Thelma Barnett Gray, 88, of Buxton, died August 8 in the Guardian Care Nursing Home.  A native of Buxton, Mrs. Gray was the daughter of the late Walter and Chloe Midgett Barnett and the widow of William Alfred Gray. She was a homemaker and a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church and Cape Hatteras Chapter of the Order Of The Eastern Star #303. Surviving are a sister, Irene Midgett of Buxton [Irene died in 1990]; a brother, Harold Barnett of Avon and a niece, Mrs. John Block of Jacksonville, Fl. Funeral services will be held Sunday in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Huskins with burial following in the Quidley Cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends at the residence of Loran Midgett, Back Road in Buxton.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - August 11, 1991)

Theodore Boyd Gray

BUXTON - Theodore Boyd Gray, age 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, at his residence. A native of Avon, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Maria Williams Gray. He was the retired postmaster in Buxton. He was a 3rd Degree Master Mason in the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698, Chaplin of the VFW Post #10348 and a member of the Buxton Methodist Church. Mr. Gray was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a survivor of Pearl Harbor and was awarded the Purple Heart. surviving are 4 daughters: April Gray Rimmer of Avon; Donna Funkhauser of Portsmouth, Va.; Ame J. Gray of Hatteras; and Joni G. Horine of Boone; one son: Theodore Gray Clark of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters: Juanita Harper of Springfield, Va. and Amelia Nanovic of Palmerton, Pa.; six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted Dec. 8 at the Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Burial will follow in the Gray Family Cemetery, Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 7, 1995)

Thurston Luttrell Gray, Jr.

PORTSMOUTH, VA. - Thurston Luttrell "Buddy" Gray, Jr. age 32, died Sunday, August 20 in Newport News, Va.  He was employed with SMS Mechanical as a mechanic, and was the son of the late Thurston and Iva Payne Gray, Sr.  Survivors include his son, Brandon James Gray; one sister, Rebecca A. Parks; and three brothers, Dalton L. Gray, Carroll W. Gray and Bruce L. Gray, all of Portsmouth, Va. A  funeral service will be held in the Shiloh United Methodist Church, Stumpy Point, Wednesday, August 23, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 at Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Chesapeake, Va..  The body will be placed in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Wednesday at 10 a.m. preceding the service.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 22, 1995; pg. 12A)

Wallace R. Gray

BUXTON - Wallace R. Gray, 81, of Buxton, NC, died Saturday, February 7, 2004, in a Barco, NC nursing home. Mr. Gray was a retired Attorney in Manteo and was also a Developer in later years. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Law Degree and was a veteran, having served in as a Radioman in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII in the north and south Pacific. Mr. Gray was the son of the late Charles Poole and Odessa Jennette Gray and was the husband of the late Margaret Creef Gray. Mr. Gray is survived by a sister, Janet G. Finnegan of Buxton, NC; three brothers, Thomas B. Gray and wife, Winnie, H. Curtis Gray and wife, Olga "Pete", and Jack S. Gray and wife, Mary, all of Buxton, NC. Funeral services will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on Monday, February 9, 2004 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Burial will follow in the Quidley Cemetery, Buxton. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and at other times at the home of Jack & Mary Gray, Hwy 12, Buxton.   Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Wallace Richard Gray, Jr.

AVON - Wallace Richard Gray, Jr., 29, died on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at an Avon Medical Center. Mr. Gray was born in Elizabeth City, NC and was a painter for the West Wade Construction Company. He was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church and a graduate of Cape Hatteras High School. He was the son of Wallace Richard Gray, Sr. of Avon and Cherri O’Neal Quidley of Buxton.  Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister, Jessica Leigh Price of Raleigh; Paternal grandfather, Willard G. Gray of Avon and Maternal grandmother, Loretta O’Neal of Buxton.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 2:00 PM at St. John’s United Methodist Church with Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater officiating. Burial will take place in the Scarborough Family Cemetery, Avon. The body will be placed in the church Friday afternoon and the family will be receiving friends that evening from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 25, 2004; pg. 10A)

Walter Bailey Gray, Jr.

NAGS HEAD - Walter Bailey Gray, Jr., 80, died July 8, 2007, in Nags Head. Born in Long Island, N.Y., Mr. Gray was a retired self-employed painter, a former Norfolk City Police Motorcycle Officer and Firefighter and former owner of Snow Bird Drive-In of Nags Head. He served his country honorably as a Merchant Marine. He was the son of the late Walter Bailey Gray Sr. and the late Evelyn Wise Gray. He is survived by six children, his daughters Tiffany Gray and Beverly Gray, both of Virginia Beach; his four sons, Walter “Wally” Gray III of Nags Head, Terry Gray of Kill Devil Hills, Gary Gray of Nags Head and Kevin Gray of Virginia Beach; three sisters, June Perry of Hertford, N.C., Lyn Perry of Elizabeth City and Valerie Daniels of Wanchese, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Gray is also survived by his only living aunt Ruby Buff. A funeral will be conducted today at 1 p.m. at Twiford’s Colony Chapel by the Rev. Ron Denham. Burial will be in Dolly Cemetery.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, July 11, 2007)

Walter Bailey Gray, Sr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Walter Bailey Gray, 87, died Saturday, January 9 in a Portsmouth, VA Hospital. A native of Point Harbor, Currituck County, He was the son of the late John and Fannie O'Neal Gray and the husband of Evelyn Wise Gray of the home. He was a retired Chief Boswain's Mate, U.S. Coast Guard. He was a veteran of WW II, having served in the Pacific Theater and retired after 25 years service. Besides his wife, Mr. Gray is survived by 3 daughters: Iris June Perry of Kill Devil Hills, Beverly Lynn Jackson of Kitty Hawk and Valerie Lynn Daniels of Wanchese; one son: Walter B. Gray, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. A chapel service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 12.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 12, 1993)

Walter P. Gray

NAGS HEAD, NC - Walter P. Gray, a beloved 55-year resident of Nags Head, died Sunday, January 11. Wally, as he was known by his friends, was born March 13, 1920 in St. Petersburg, VA. After high school, he attended two years of Wake Forest College (later Wake Forest University) where he left to join war efforts early as a pilot in the Royal Air Force in England. He was in England during the infamous assault of the German Blitzkrieg in 1942. As a 2nd Lieutenant in the R.A.F. he flew a night bomber called the Bristol Blenheim. After a serious crash, he received an honorable discharge from the R.A.F. and the Royal Air Force Flying Badge Medallion. He then transferred back to the United States in the Army Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1944 from the Army Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant.  He moved to the Outer Banks in 1948 and was founder and co-owner of Gray’s Department Store, and along with his wife, Stelle, established the Big Band Preservation Society of the Outer Banks. He had a passion for making people laugh and anyone who came in contact with him heard a “Wally joke”. He also passionately believed in his family, his Catholic faith, the brotherhood of man and his beloved Big Band music which he enthusiastically promoted on the Outer Banks for over 30 years. At the age of 62, after turning Gray’s Department Store over to three of his children, he graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a degree in psychology.  He was preceded in death by Stelle, his wife of 54 years and is survived by son, Walter F. Gray of Boulder, CO.; son, Larry Gray of Southern Shores, NC; son Tony Gray and wife, Nancy of Vilas, NC; daughter, Julie Gray of Kill Devil Hills, NC; son, Ronnie Gray and wife Susan of Southern Shores, NC and eight grandchildren, Kelsey, Matthew, Owen, Jenna, Dalen, William, Patrick and Rachel Gray.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 15 at 12:30 PM at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk, NC. Family members will receive friends and loved ones at a reception immediately following the service in the reception hall of the Holy Redeemer. Burial plans of his ashes will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. The family would like to thank the caregivers of the Outer Banks Hospital, Albemarle Hospital and Britthaven Nursing Home. The family would also like to thank Allyson Jackson for her care of Walter Gray the last three years.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Wanda Padgett Gray

Wanda Padgett Gray, 57, of Stumpy Point, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 5, 2014. She passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family and devoted pets following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Wanda was born October 16, 1956, and was a native of Rock Hill, South Carolina but loved to call herself a Dare County local by marriage. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret Elizabeth and Alfred H. Padgett, a sister Betty Faile and a brother, Samuel Padgett, all of Rock Hill, SC. Wanda is survived by her loving husband, Dallas M. Gray Jr. of Stumpy Point, son Joshua Padgett and wife, Caroline of Rock Hill, SC, step-son, Mac Gray and wife, Megan of Manteo, step-daughter, Jennifer Gamiel and husband, Mark also of Manteo; four sisters, Ann McManus and her late husband, James, Judy Nielson and husband, Charles of Rock Hill, SC, Susan Diener and husband, Nick of Columbia, SC, and twin sister, Rhonda Blanton and husband, Junior of Fort Lawn, SC; two brothers, Alfred Padgett and wife, Pat and David Padgett and wife, Martha both of Rock Hill, SC; two step grandsons, Jack Noah Gray and Ivy Gray of Manteo, along with 8 nieces and 11 nephews. Wanda retired as an interior finisher and designer formerly employed by both the aviation and marine industries. Most of her career was spent working with Gulfstream Jet in Georgia and other aircraft companies in California, and Kansas. In later years, she was employed doing custom cabinet construction for yachts in Dare County, having worked with The Carpenter Shop in Stumpy Point, as well as Spencer Yachts. Wanda was also a licensed realtor. Wanda loved the Lord, loved her family, and enjoyed the outdoor world her God had given her. She was a devoted fisherman, camper, boater, and beach explorer who appreciated the beauty of a sunrise and the smell and sound of the ocean. An avid surf fisherman she had won numerous fishing tournaments and loved the tug of a fish on her line. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Shiloh Methodist Church in Stumpy Point at 2:00 pm with private burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive visitors at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo from 7:00 until 8:30 pm on Monday, April 7, 2014 and at the Gray residence, 218 Bayview Drive, Stumpy Point, NC at all other times. Twiford Funeral Homes, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Warren Davis Gray

Warren Davis Gray, 70, formerly of Sanford Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, January 9, 2008, in the Albemarle Hospital. He was born in Dare County, NC to the late Jarvis T. and Ezulia O’Neal Gray and the widower of the late Mary Lou Trueblood Gray. Mr. Gray was retired after 20 years with the U. S. C. G., serving in Vietnam; a member of the V.F.W. Post #6060 and member of the City Road United Methodist Church. He also retired from the security force with Harvey’s Point.  Mr. Gray is survived by a son, Dr. Thomas Glen Gray and wife, Lisa, Waynesboro, VA, a sister, Jeannette G. Gray of Avon and two grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer Gray. Four brothers, Jarvis, Ralph, Harold, and Ross Gray preceded him in death.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 11, 2008, at 2:00pm in the Twiford Northside Chapel, North Road St. Burial will be in the New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives in the lobby of the funeral home immediately following the chapel service. Twiford Funeral Home, 1115 N. Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Gray family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Wilbur Dawley Gray

ELIZABETH CITY - Wilbur Dawley Gray, 70, died Saturday morning [Jan. 22, 2000] in the Guardian Care Nursing Home. He was a native of Avon, and was the son of the late Homer S. and Annie Gertrude Williams Gray. he was the husband of Lessie James Gray. Mr. Gray was retired after 20 years from the USCG as a damage controlman. He served in the Korean Conflict and was 100 percent disabled through service-connected injuries. He was a member of the VFW Post #6060, life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Loyal Order of the Moose Elizabeth City Lodge #1847, Eureka Lodge #317 AF&AM, a 32nd degree Mason and the Sudan Shrine Temple. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Corinne Gray Barber and husband David Arthur Barber of Largo, Florida; a step-daughter, Carolyn Chriscoe Rhodes of Elizabeth City; three sisters: Wilma Gray O'Neal, Lilly Gray Jones, and Frieda Gray French, all of Elizabeth City; a brother, Brent Gray of Rocky Mount; a grandson, Joshua Lloyd Steven Barber of Largo; and two step-grandchildren: John Rhodes and Andrew Rhodes, both of Elizabeth City. Also he is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Gray was preceded in death by a brother, Homer L. Gray. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 25, at 11 a.m. in Twiford's Northside Chapel in Elizabeth City by the Rev. Troy Freeman, pastor of Avon Worship Center and military rites conducted by VFW Post #6060. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000; pg. 3A)

Will Dennis Gray

LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI - Will Dennis Gray, 90, of Laurel, died March 24. He was a native of Dare County, but lived in Chowan for several years. He was the son of Steve And Bertha Gray of Manteo. After Mr. Steve died, Mrs. Bertha married Timothy White of Tyner. Mr. Gray had formerly owned and operated the "Magnolia Motor Lodge" of Laurel. He is survived by his wife, Lolita H. Gray of Laurel; two sons, William D. Gray, Jr. of Marietta, Ohio and Edward H. Gray of San Rafael, California; two brothers, Henley White of Zachery, Louisana and Cotter B. White of Tyner; a sister, Camilla Horton of Providence, R.I.; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carson Gray and Sheldon Gray; two sisters, Beulah Gaylord and Artelisa Wright. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 27, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - April 7, 1996)

Willard James Gray
The Coastland Times - Friday, January 10, 1969; pg. 6

Willard Randy Gray, Jr.

AVON - Willard Randy Gray, Jr., 94, died on Monday, January 9, 2006 at Chesapeake General Hospital. Mr. Gray was born in Avon and retired from the NCDOT Ferry Division and from the U.S. Coast Guard. His most recent job was with Food Lion. He was a member of the Saint John’s United Methodist Church and assisted in the re-location efforts of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. He had been the only surviving member of those who assisted in landscaping the hill of the Wright Brother’s Memorial. Mr. Gray was the son of the late Willard R. and Eunice Hooper Gray, Sr. and the husband of the late Hattie Scarborough Gray. He is survived by one daughter, Dixie Austin of Moyock; one son Wallace R. Gray of Avon and one brother, Harold J. Gray of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at the Saint John’s United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater officiating. Burial will take place in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday, January 13, 2006 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 12, 2006; pg. 10A)

 William Alfred Gray

William Alfred Gray, 72, of Buxton, husband of Mrs. Thelma Barnett Gray, died in a Norfolk hospital Wednesday [Dec. 16, 1964] at 12:30 p.m. He was a native of Avon, a son of William H. and Mrs. Melissa Farrow Gray, and lived in Buxton 60 years. He was a member of a Buxton Methodist Church, Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge and North Carolina Shrine. He was a veteran of World Wars I & II and retired from the Coast Guard after 30 years. Besides his widow, he is survived by a brother, Kendrick Gray of Buxton; and two sisters: Mrs. Melissa Parr of Buxton and Mrs. Sarah William of Portsmouth.  (unknown newspaper)

William Lammar Gray

STUMPY POINT - William “Billy” Lammar Gray, 64, of Stumpy Point, died, Thursday, March 25 in Nags Head. Mr. Gray was born in Stumpy Point and was a commercial fisherman and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.  He was the son of the late William Edward and Caddie Belle McKenney Gray and the husband of Carolyn Knight Gray of Stumpy Point.  Besides his wife, surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Cahoon and Barbara Harris both of Stumpy Point; two sons, Billy Knight and Lammar Gray both of Stumpy Point; two sisters, Katherine Flowers of Manteo and Martha Gray of Wanchese; three brothers, Gilbert Gray and Jimmy Gray both of Stumpy Point and Jack Gray of Virginia; three grandchildren, Ryan Harris, LeAnne Harris, Suzanne Harris, Charles Knight, Michael Knight, and Autumn Brock; and three great-grandchildren, Alex Knight, Kayla Knight, and Justin Knight. Mr. Gray was pre-deceased by his brothers Calbert Gray and Bruce Gray.  A celebration of life will be held in Shiloh United Methodist Church, Sunday, March 28, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Tom Clark with burial in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Gray family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 28, 2004; pg. 14A)

William Landry Gray

GREENVILLE - Mr. William "Landry" Gray, 49, went to be with the Lord Jan. 31, 2009, following a battle with brain cancer for almost two years. Landry, a native of Buxton, N.C., was born May 15, 1959, to Ray and Vandetta Gray. He attended ECU and received a bachelor's degree in special education and a master's degrees in learning disabilities and administration. He spent more than 18 years teaching exceptional children at Southwest Edgecombe High School in Tarboro and then was the Exceptional Children's director in Washington County for two years. He most recently held a position with Pitt County Schools as Exceptional Children's Pre-School coordinator. He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, Greenville. Landry taught GAMA Goju Karate for more than 25 years at Charles June Karate Institute, located on Evans Street in Greenville. He received an 8th degree black belt and title of "Kyoshi" in the Art of GAMA Goju Karate. He had a great passion for life and was an expert surfer. Landry was loved by all who knew him and changed so many lives. Surviving are his parents, Ray and Vandetta Gray; his beloved wife, Dr. Wendy Haddow-Green Gray; four sons, Micah Gray - age 1, Max Gray - age 5, Kyler Ferruzzi - age 16 and Drake Ferruzzi - age 17; sister, Rauna Conner of Buxton; brother, Ray Dale Gray, Jr. of Buxton; nephews, Alex Gray and John Conner, III; nieces, Rebecca Salyers and Angela Tawes; and six great-nieces and -nephews. The family will receive friends in Wilkerson Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service to honor his life will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. James United Methodist Church Christian Life Center. A graveside committal service will be conducted Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the Gray-Midgett Family Cemetery, 47054 Highway 12, Buxton.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, February 3, 2009; pg. 6A)

Winfield B. Gray

MARATHON, FLA. - Winfield B. "Windy" Gray died at his home in Marathon Sunday night, November 21.  Windy was born May 2, 1952.  He is survived by three brothers: Chris Gray of Madeira Beach, Fla., Eric Gray  and wife Julie of Wake Forest, and Neil Gray and wife Mary of Wanchese; two sisters: Carla Gray of Greenville and Mitzi Tyndall and husband Cory also of Greenville.  Windy is also survived by his step-mother, Jane Gray of Wanchese; six first cousins; four nephews and three great-nephews.  Windy was preceded in death by his father, Donald Gray, in 2002, and his mother, Carolee Ballowe Gray of New Orleans, La. earlier this year.  At Windy's request his remains were cremated and his ashes are to be scatted in the waters off the Florida Keys.  Beyer Funeral Home and Crematorium, Key Largo, Fla., assisted the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 9, 2010; pg. 8A)

Winnie Wilkinson Gray

BUXTON - Winnie Wilkinson Gray passed away at her home in Buxton in the early hours of May 7, 2013 at the age of 94.  Winnie is predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Winnie Wilkinson, three sisters; Bessie Taylor and husband Paul, Edna Watson and husband Jim, and Mae Turner and husband Bob; two aunts Vivian Godwin and Mae Youngblood; and two granddaughters Carol Gray and Jenny Gray.  She is survived by her loving husband of over seventy years, Thomas B. Gray, Sr.  Winnie is lovingly remembered by her children; Thomas B. Gray, Jr. and wife Nancy of Buxton, NC and Charles Gray and wife Vivian of North Fort Meyers, FL; her grandchildren; Amy Gray, Jack Gray and wife Tina, Heather Jennette and husband Leo and TC Gray and Amanda Smith; great-grandchildren Travis Robins, Graham Robins, Owen Gray, Caden Gray and another soon to arrive; nieces Betty Hunter and EdnaMae Perkins and special family friend Mary Robinson.  Winnie was born in Gastonia, NC in 1919.  After high school she went on to earn her teaching degree at Western Carolina University.  She began her teaching career in Cape Hatteras, NC.  She then moved to Norfolk, VA to teach and eventually became the head of the science department for the city school system. After more than twenty years of teaching, she attempted to retire back to Cape Hatteras but was coaxed into teaching another ten years there.  Winnie was an active member of the Buxton United Methodist Church where she taught the adult Sunday school class for many years and was a member of the Methodist Women.  She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, teaching others, traveling, boating and was an avid sports fan.  Official visitation will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church on Friday, May 10 from 7 – 9 PM and friends are welcome to come by the home in the days preceding.  The funeral service will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 11 at 11 AM with Reverend Ken Davenport officiating.  A graveside service will follow immediately thereafter at Quidley Cemetery in Buxton.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Zane Leo Gray

Zane Leo Gray, 68 of Buxton, died May 31 in his residence. He was a native of Buxton and retired as manager of Cape Hatteras Electric Membership Corporation. He was the son of the late John & Nellie Gray Gray. Mr. Gray is survived by a son, Gary Gray of Buxton; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held.   Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - June 6, 1993)

Annie Midgett Green

WANCHESE - Annie Midgett Green, 61 died Sunday, May 13, in an Elizabeth City Hospital. Mrs. Green, a native of Manteo, was a daughter of the late Charles F. and Lucille Meekins Midgett. She was a cashier at the Fisherman's Wharf  Restaurant in Wanchese, a member of the Bethany United  Methodist Church and a former member of "The Lost Colony" cast.  Mrs. Green is survived by her husband, Edward C. Green of the home; two daughters: Robin G. Etheridge and Paula G. Mann, both of Wanchese; three sisters: Margaret Tillett, Camille Podolski and Hulda Swindell, all of Manteo; one brother, Guy H. Midgett, also of Manteo; and two grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at Cudworth Cemetery on Tuesday, May 15, at 5 p.m. By the Revs. Richard Lewis,  Johnny chase , and Charles Etheridge. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 17, 1990)

Jasper D. Green
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 16, 1973; pg. 10

Jean Beasley Green

ELIZABETH CITY - Jean Beasley Green, 74, of 103 Country Club Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday November 27, 2005, at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Green was born September 23, 1934, in Dare County, and was the daughter of the late Calvin Braxton Beasley and Lola Fay Mann Beasley. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Ralph Green on March 14, 1998. She was a retired medical receptionist, member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and the Elizabeth City Rebecca Lodge #62, and recently was awarded with a honorary membership of Rebecca Lodge, and was Treasurer Emeritus for North Carolina. Survivors include her daughter; Carol Ann Green Jones and her fiancé Robert Sullivan of Point Harbor, NC, two grandsons Ronnie Walker Jones of Cape Girardeau, MO., and David Earl Jones of Elizabeth City, NC. A memorial service will be held Wednesday November 30, 2005, at 11:00 A. M. in Twiford Memorial Chapel with Rev. Deloras Meads and Rev. Lloyd Meads. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is serving the Green family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 29, 2005; pg. 12A)

Jimmy C. Green, Jr.

Jimmy Green, Jr. died September 18, 2008 in Kill Devil Hills after a brave battle with illness. Jimmy was the son of the late James C. Green, Sr. and Lena Carver Green of Manteo. He was born March 22, 1947 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  Jimmy was employed by The Dare County School System and was a member of Haven Creek Baptist Church in Manteo. Jimmy loved music of all kinds and loved sports especially Manteo Redskins athletics.  Left to cherish Jimmy’s memory is his life partner and special love Mary Berry of Manteo, his mother Lena Green also of Manteo, two sons Kevin Green of Manteo and Damien Morris of Baltimore, MD, five daughters Marlena Tequoia Green, Veronne Green, Janetta Green, Anne Carver, and Gwen Brown all of Baltimore; one sister Everlina Green; one brother Robert Ashby and wife Beulah Ashby, three grandchildren and host of extended family members and dear friends.  A funeral will be held Wednesday September 24, 2008 at 1 O’clock in the evening at Haven creek Missionary Baptist Church. A visitation will be held at church prior to the service from 11 am to 1 pm. Interment will follow the service at Free Grace Cemetery in Manteo. Pastor Lonell Griffin Sr. will officiate.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 21, 2008; pg. 10A)

Robert Green

Robert "Bob" Green of Kitty Hawk died Dec. 13 at the age of 66 after a valiant, 16-year-long battle with leukemia. He was born on June 16, 1946 in Washington, DC, and lived most of his adult life in Maryland.  Bob worked as a professional engineer with the Unites States Navy before retiring to Kitty Hawk in 2002. His gentle demeanor and easy laugh will be remembered fondly by his friends and family, including his grandchildren, whom he adored. The joy of Bob's life, Jem, Jakeybo, Juliebug, Hailey, Sean, Lily and Falyn, will miss Grandpa terribly, but will treasure the memories they made together.  Bob is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Laura; a son and daughter and their spouses, Rick and Mylinda Green, Nikki and Ken Carter; seven grandchildren; mother, Mary Green; and sister, Debbie Harrison.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - December 2012)

Edward C. Greene

WANCHESE, NC - Edward C. Greene, 83, of Wanchese, passed away at his residence on February 17, 2008. He was born in Wanchese and was retired from The East Carolina Bank. He was a D-Day Veteran of WWII, having served in the 238th Engineer’s Combat Battalion, and was awarded 5 Bronze Stars, including D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge.  Edward was the son of the late Edward C. “Bob” Greene and Carrie Gallop Greene. He is survived by his sister, Muriel Daniels of Manteo, and daughters, Robin G. Etheridge and husband, Rusty Hardee of Wanchese; Paula G. Mann and husband, Ken Mann of Wanchese; his grandchildren: Omie Kenneth Mann, Rex Edward Mann, and Annie L. Etheridge. He is also survived by a niece, Pam Jones and husband, Ralph Jones and their daughter, Amy Snell and husband, Michael, with children Peyton and Cory, of Pittsboro, as well as Moncie L. & Wanda Daniels and children, Mickey, Terry and Todd. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Annie Midgett Greene.  Before Mr. Greene joined The East Carolina Bank, he had worked at the Industrial Bank in Elizabeth City and The Planters Bank in Plymouth. In 1969 he joined The East Carolina Bank as Executive Vice President and was in charge of the newly opened Manteo office. During his tenure, he was instrumental in developing the Outer Banks offices of ECB in Hatteras, Ocracoke, Nags Head, Southern Shores and Wanchese. He mentored numerous bankers over the years, and with his enthusiasm, he inspired and challenged those who worked with him. He retired in 1993.  Mr. Greene had been a member of The Chamber of Commerce, the Roanoke Island Historical Association, and the Manteo/Wanchese Lions Club. He was a pilot and served in the Civil Air Patrol. In 2007, he received the Medal of Merit from the Air Force Association and an Award for being Treasurer of the First Flight Society for many years.  Edward was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese, where his mother taught Sunday School for many years, and where he was selected “Father of the Year”. He also served on the Finance Committee at Bethany.  Ed Greene loved to travel and had been around the world several times. He helped in the care and raising of his grandchildren whom he loved dearly. Another passion of his was spending time with the men he served with in WWII at annual reunions and reliving those times. Ed Greene celebrated his victory of a 5-year courageous battle over cancer with a final trip to heaven.  A Celebration of Life with military honors will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church, Wanchese, on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Bill Cottingham officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence on E.R. Daniels Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church Building Fund, POB 239, Wanchese, NC 27981.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 19, 2008; pg. 6A)

Troy Allen Greene, Sr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Troy Allen Greene Sr., 62, of the 100 block of Bayberry Road, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C. Mr. Greene was born in Gates County and was the son of the late Troy A. and Cathleen Hale Greene. An employee of the U.S. Postal Service for 33 years, he had served as postmaster of both the Walstonburg and Kill Devil Hills post offices prior to retirement. As a child he, with his parents, were members of Eure Christian Church in the Eure community of Gates County, and in recent years with his move to the beach, he enjoyed membership with Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. An avid outdoorsman who got his own fishing report each morning from the Avalon Pier, he was a member of the White Oak Hunt Club and Ray's Beach Fishing Club. He had served for four years in the United States Air Force. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Pamela Wood Greene; and his son, Troy Allen Greene Jr. and wife Patti of Raleigh. A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Eure Christian Church by the Rev. Wayne Gardner. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main St., Gatesville, and other times at the home of Johnny and Esther Greene, 117 Hill Lane Road, Eure.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - July 22, 2011)

Walter L. Gregory

MANTEO, NC - Walter L. Gregory, Manteo, age 74, passed peacefully in his sleep on March 11, 2008 at Albemarle Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on April 25, 1933 in Manteo, where he resided with his wife of 47 yrs., Iva.  He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Gregory and his mother Sybil Etheridge Gregory.  He was retired from Dare County as a building inspector.  While building inspector he was very involved with the NC State Building Inspectors Assoc. where he served as president and past president. He was involved in writing state building codes, and on the committee which rewrote the NC State Building Code. He served in the US Army for 8 yrs, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was one of the original members of the Town of Manteo Planning Board, which he served on for many years and held the position of board chairman. Through his life he was associated with many school organizations, including the carpentry class, DECA, COA, and many other community organizations too numerous to mention. When his children were in school he was very involved with the Manteo High School band, serving as president of the Boosters Club, and driving the bus where he earned the affectionate name of "Captain Crunch" from many of the students.  Mr. Gregory is survived by his wife Iva, of the home; his son, Chuck Gregory and wife Beverly of Holly Springs, NC, and son, Jack Gregory of Manteo and Virginia Beach. Besides his children he is also survived by one granddaughter, Kaitlin Gregory and grandson Daryl Gregory.  A memorial service will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 2:00pm.  There will be no visitation and at his wish His remains will be cremated.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 13, 2008; pg. 10A)

Joseph Grgurich, Sr.

IN MANTEO - Joseph Grgurich, Sr., 76, of Burnside Road, Manteo, died July 19th at 7:15 a.m. at his residence following a short illness.  Funeral services were conducted July 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in the First Assembly of God Church in Manteo by the Rev. Carroll Daniels, pastor, and the Rev. Cliff Shoaf.  Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  A native of Phenix, Michigan, he had lived in Manteo for the past 40 years.  He was a retired carpenter and attended the First Assembly of God Church.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, son of the late Joseph and Mrs. Mary Mance Grgurich.  He was the husband of Mrs. Maude Midgett Grgurich of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Ms. Cedric Grgurich of VanNuys, California; one son, Joey Grgurich.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - July 27, 1983; pg. 4)

Maude Midgett Grgurich

MANTEO - Maude Midgett Grgurich, 92, of Burnside Rd, died Wednesday, June 25 at Sentera Norfolk General Hospital after a brief illness.  Born in Salvo July 17, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Flora Jerome and Bessie Mae Midgett, and foster parents, Elroy and Julia Midgett of Waves. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, Joseph Grgurich, a brother Jerome Flora Midgett of Washington, and a sister Mary Midgett Hooper of Waves.  Her working career spanned more than 70 years and included 22 years as an operator with Carolina Telephone, 23 years as a housekeeper with the The Sea Oatel in Nags Head, and more than 25 years as an independent cleaning contractor with Dare County. Maude was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, and a volunteer with the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station.  She is survived by daughter Cedric Helene Grgurich and son, Joey Grgurich of Manteo; grandson Christopher Ryan Grgurich of Raleigh; granddaughter Makesha Leigh Grgurich; and great-granddaughter McKenna Stella Jones of Chesapeake VA; nephew James Flora Midgett of Manteo; niece Elaine Midgett Daniels of Wanchese; and many other nieces and nephews.  The funeral was officiated by the Reverend Jerry Cribb at 3 pm Sunday, June 29 in the Chapel at Twiford’s Funeral Home in Manteo. Visitation was Saturday evening, June 28 at Twiford’s Funeral Home.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 1, 2008; pg. 10A)

Cecil Linwood Griffin

Cecil Linwood Griffin, 63, of 708 Maury Place and owner of Grif's Seafood Restaurant, Norfolk, Va., died in a Norfolk hospital Monday afternoon [May 19, 1952].  He attended State College, Raleigh, and was associated in business in Manteo for several years before going to Norfolk.  Early during his residence in Norfolk, he was manager of Child's restaurant, but for 20 years had owned his own business and his seafood restaurant on Hampton Boulevard was nationally famous.  He was a frequent visitor to Manteo.  A native of Manteo, he had been a resident of Norfolk for 34 years.  He was the son of the late Samuel A. and Hattie Askew Griffin of Manteo, and the husband of Hattie Creef Griffin.  He was a member of the Park Place Methodist Church.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons: Donald Gordon Griffin of Norfolk and Cecil Linwood Griffin, Jr. USN; three sisters: Mrs. Rennie G. Williamson of Manteo, Mrs. Lloyd Seawell of Winston-Salem and Mrs. Eulah G. Duncan of Greensboro; a brother, Samuel A. Griffin of Wilson; and a grandson, Cecil Linwood Griffin, III.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Holloman-Brown Funeral Home in Norfolk by Rev. Roland P. Riddick, pastor of Park Place Methodist Church.  Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 23, 1952; pg. 5)

Cecil Linwood Griffin, Jr.

KITTY HAWK, NC - Cecil Linwood Griffin Jr., a well-known native of Norfolk and outstanding athlete at Old Dominion University, then known as the Norfolk Division of William and Mary, passed away Dec. 2, 2007, due to age related causes at the age of 88. He was born in Manteo, N.C., Sept. 12, 1919. He was raised in Norfolk, after his family moved there at an early age. He graduated from Maury High School in 1937 and attended the Norfolk Division of William and Mary from 1938-1940. During that time he was a multi-sport star. He excelled in basketball, football, track and field and baseball. Among his sports accomplishments was a 9.9 second 100 yard dash, one of the fastest dash runs in intercollegiate track and field in the county in 1939. He was also the leading scorer in basketball for two years, averaging more than 20 points per game, playing center. Cecil went on to earn a scholarship to William and Mary and became one of the basketball teams’ top scorers, graduating in 1942, with a business administration degree. When World War II broke out, Cecil joined the Navy’s V-7 program and was allowed to take mid-term exams early and return for graduation in June, 1942. He earned a commission as an ensign at Columbia University in 1943. The minesweeper to which he was attached participated in Europe and in Asia-Pacific engagements, receiving four Battle Star medals during that time. After the war, he was assigned as commanding officer of the U.S. Supply Depot in the Philippines province of Zambales. He received a commendation from the Philippines’ government citing him for his "deep understanding of the ‘People to People’ program and contributing to the improvement of harmonious relations between Filipinos and Americans in the Subic Bay area." Cecil retired from the Navy as a full commander after 23 years in 1964 and received a master’s of business arts degree from George Washington University that same year. He also was a faculty member at Tulane University’s College of Business Administration during his military years. After serving in the Navy, Cecil went to work for Seaboard Citizens Bank as vice president and regional personnel director, a position he held until his retirement in 1981, when it was then known as United Virginia Bank. In 1989, Cecil was inducted into the Old Dominion Sports Hall of Fame along with four other notable athletes of the early 1980s, Yogi Hightower, Ronnie McAdoo, Pat Shaulis Roberts and Mark Wasinger. Cecil had been living in Southern Shores in Kitty Hawk since the late 1970s. He was predeceased by his father, Cecil Linwood Griffin Sr.; his mother, Hattie Creef Griffin; and his older brother, Donald Griffin. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Griffin of Kitty Hawk; three sons, Cecil Linwood Griffin III of Virginia Beach, William Gordon Griffin of Eugene, Ore., Stephen Allen Griffin of Bradenton, Fla.; one daughter, Beth Griffin Thompson of Penang, Malaysia; and two devoted stepdaughters, Gail Macaulay and Dianne Hendrix of Kitty Hawk. In lieu of flowers, it was Cecil’s wish that a donation be made to a worthy cause of your choosing. A memorial service will be held in Kitty Hawk Methodist Church, 803 W. Kitty Hawk Road, Kitty Hawk, Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Brad Bradshaw will officiate.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 4, 2007; pg. 10A)

Margaret Roberta Griffin

NORFOLK, VA. - Margaret Roberta Griffin died November 11. Miss Griffin was born March 3, 1908 in Manteo at Mother Vineyard Farm of Roanoke Island. She was the daughter of Alberta Evans and William Jerome Griffin. A Maury High graduate, she attended Randolph-Macon Women's College for two years before transferring to a Norfolk secretarial school. Employed by Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation as W.N. Roper's secretary in 1929, she was promoted to officer status as assistant secretary of the corporation in 1937. During World War II she started serving as the corporation's purchasing agent, and unprecedented position for a woman. At that time, Miss Griffin had her own private secretary and 20 people in her department, and she had government priority when she traveled on business. Elected Secretary and Director of Purchasing of Norfolk Shipbuilding in 1955, she was the first woman to hold a corporate office at Norfolk Shipbuilding or to be elected a director of the Old Dominion Purchasing Association. As a member of the Motor Corps during the war years, she drove wounded ship crewmen to the hospital. For a short while she volunteered as a nurse's aide on Saturday nights at St Vincent's Hospital. While a member of the YWCA's board of directors, she helped organize the first Teen Canteen and later was president of the YWCA Camp Committee. During the '50's she was involved in may organizations related to commerce, industry, civic and church growth. Over the years she had been a member of the National Trust for Historical Preservation, Roanoke Island Historical Society, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Norfolk Yacht and County Club and Colonial Avenue Methodist Church. Survivors include her nephews: Jerome B. Griffin, Jr. and wife Tremaine and Charles H. McCoy, Jr. and wife Diane; her niece, Margaret G. Bigger and husband Randy; grandnieces; grandnephews and great-great-grandnieces. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Chapel, is handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 16, 2003; pg. 12A)

Mildred Higginbotham Ashley Griffin

SOUTHERN SHORES - Mildred (Higginbotham) Ashley Griffin, 83, of Southern Shores, N.C. passed away peacefully July 18, 2008 at her residence with family and friends by her side.  Mrs. Griffin was a retired real estate broker, former co-owner of Ashley Realty and Construction Co. and a homemaker. She was a charter member of Duck Woods Country Club and a past member of the Duck Woods Ladies Golf Association. Mrs. Griffin was also a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. She loved golfing, gardening, and cooking for her family. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.  Mildred Griffin was predeceased by her husbands, James B. Ashley, and Cecil L. Griffin. Left to cherish her memory are her two devoted daughters, Gail Macaulay and Dianne Hendrix and son-in-law Gilley Hendrix of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; three wonderful grandchildren, Jim (Carrie) Macaulay of Creston, B.C. Canada, Angela (Mark) Grooms of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and Andy Hendrix of Kitty Hawk, N.C. and three darling great-grandchildren, Ashley and James Macaulay and Kaylie Grooms. She is also survived by four step-children, Beth Thompson, Cecil L. Griffin III, Gordon Griffin, and Steve Griffin and their families.  A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mildred Griffin will be held at 2:00 O’clock in the afternoon Wednesday July 23, 2008 at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Pastor Curtis Campbell and Reverend Bill Vann will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Interment will be private at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorial donations in honor of Mildred Griffin may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to a charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank Dare County Home Health and Hospice workers and all the caregivers that provided such wonderful care to Millie Griffin.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted to serve the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 22, 2008; pg. 10A)

Maude Austin Griffin

HATTERAS NATIVE DIES IN NORFOLK SATURDAY - Mrs. Maude Austin Griffin, 56, wife of Harry W. Griffin and daughter of the late Wesley and Isabelle Barnett Austin, died at 8:20 Saturday morning [Feb. 3, 1945] after an illness of three years at the family residence at 4904 Edwards Street, Norview, Norfolk. A native of Hatteras, she had been a resident of Norfolk for the past 32 years. Besides her husband, surviving are three daughters: Mrs. J.A. Mote, Mrs. Wilson Thomas and Miss Dorothy Griffin, all of Norfolk; four sons: Wesley, Harry, Clyde and Louis Griffin, all of Norfolk; three sisters: Mrs. Sarah Lewark of Kitty Hawk, Mrs. Ruby Garrish and Mrs. Wilson Williams of Ocracoke; a brother, Walter Austin of Wilmington, Delaware; and 10 grandchildren.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 9, 1945; pg. 1)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith, Matlock and Mayberry's Favorite Son, Dead at 86 - Say the name Andy Griffith, and you've said something about America.  Griffith, who as Sheriff Andy Taylor on the actor's namesake 1960s TV comedy kept the peace and represented a heartland ideal, died Tuesday, the actor's friend Bill Friday told WITN News. He was 86.  In addition to The Andy Griffith Show, Griffith created a darkly iconic character in the 1957 film A Face in the Crowd and won fans in the long-running whodunit series Matlock. But in the end, it was Mayberry that put him on the map.  From 1960 to 1968, Griffith's kindly sheriff raised a son, Opie, played by Ron Howard, and a high-strung deputy, Barney Fife, played by Don Knotts. That Taylor, a white lawman in the Civil Rights-era South, became a model of fairness was a tribute to the series. And to Griffith.  "We—everyone on the show—have a real sense of community, of kindness, toward one another," Griffith told The New York Times in 1965. "The basic rule by which we live comes through...the kindness comes through."  Born June 1, 1926 [Surry County Birth Index indicates that Andy Samuel Griffith was born June 7, 1926 to Carl L. Griffith & Geneva N. Nunn], in no place else but North Carolina, Griffith tapped his country roots for laughs in a popular 1950s comedy monologue that begat TV appearances, which begat Broadway and film work, via the Army comedy No Time for Sergeants.  Griffith traded on his aw-shucks persona as two-faced populist Lonesome Roads in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd. Now considered a classic, the film "didn't make a dime" back in the day, its star once recalled.  "I'd struck out on Broadway, and I'd struck out in the movies, so I kinda had to go to television," Griffith said in 2008.   From the start, The Andy Griffith Show, with its classic, catchy whistling theme, was an audience and critical favorite. Griffith, however, never won an Emmy for the series, nor was he ever nominated for it. Knotts, who won five straight Emmys as the fumbling Fife, would say people thought mistakenly that Griffith wasn't acting, that he was just acting natural. Griffith would return the compliment, saying the show owed its early success to Knotts, who died in 2006.  The Andy Griffith Show went out on top. Griffith himself pulled the plug: Knotts, after all, had left the show for the movies a couple of years earlier, and he wanted to try film, too.  But the film thing didn't work out for Griffith. And when he returned to TV, that didn't work out either, as he starred in one failed series after another after another. A crippling bout with the viral Guillain-Barré syndrome in the early 1980s was yet another blow.  "I thought I was hot stuff, and I'd be able to do anything I wanted," Griffith recalled in 1986. "I couldn't."  Then Griffith went back home. To Mayberry.  The 1986 TV movie Return to Mayberry, reuniting survivors of Andy Griffith's original cast, was a hit. That fall, Matlock premiered. The rejuvenated Griffith went on to play the Southern defense attorney for more than a decade.  Among latter-day roles, Griffith rated Oscar buzz for playing the sage if exacting diner owner in 2007's Waitress, and stumped for President Barack Obama in a 2008 campaign ad directed by Howard, his TV son turned Oscar-winning filmmaker. (More controversially, he appeared in a 2010 TV ad that promoted the Obama-backed health-care law.)  In 2005, on the occasion of the actor receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, then-President George W. Bush neatly defined the man and where he stood in the collective American consciousness: "TV shows come and go, but there's only one Andy Griffith."  (E! Online - Tuesday, July 3, 2012)

Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie confirms to WITN News that an ambulance went to Andy Griffith's home at 7 a.m. this morning.  The sheriff says he is checking to get more information on the condition of the person who the ambulance was called for.  The 86-year-old Griffith lives on Roanoke Island, not far from the Lost Colony, a play he performed in right after high school.  Griffith was born in Mount Airy, and is most known for his role as "Andy Taylor" from 1960 to 1968.  (WITN News - Tuesday, July 3, 2012)

Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie has confirmed Andy Griffith has died and also released a short statement from the family.  Sheriff Doughtie tells WITN News the family stated that Andy died at seven this morning, peacefully, at his home and that Andy has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island.  There was no information on what "laid to rest" meant, but the common understanding is that laid to rest means buried.   The actor's death was first confirmed by former UNC President Bill Friday and later by the sheriff.  Friday told us the 86-year-old actor died at his Roanoke Island home around 7:00 a.m. this morning. The sheriff had confirmed earlier that an ambulance was called to the home this morning.  A family statement says the actor died with his wife Cindi at his side. "Andy was a person of incredibly strong Christian faith and was prepared for the day he would be called Home to his Lord," said his wife in a statement. "He is the love of my life, my constant companion, my partner, and my best friend. I cannot imagine life without Andy, but I take comfort and strength in God’s Grace and in the knowledge that Andy is at peace and with God.”  Griffith was born in Mount Airy and attended UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in Music. His first job out of college was an English teacher at Goldsboro High School.  His legacy role, which earned him the title of "America's Favorite Sheriff"on "The Andy Griffith" show, set in fictional Mayberry, put North Carolina on the map in the entertainment industry. The show ran from 1960-1968, propelling a handful of spin-off programs. Griffith also produced and starred in the television series "Matlock."   Visiting Eastern Carolina this morning, U.S. Senator Kay Hagan says Griffith was an iconic figure in the state. "His show was known not only in our nation, but around the world," Hagan told WITN's Brittany Creamer. "My thoughts and prayers are with his family."   Governor Beverly Perdue said the state has lost its favorite son. "Andy Griffith graciously stepped into the living rooms of generations of Americans, always with the playful charm that made him the standard by which entertainers would be measured for decades," said Perdue. "Throughout his career, he represented everything that was good about North Carolina: a small town boy and UNC graduate who took a light-hearted approach to some of the attributes he grew up with and turned them into a spectacularly successful career. And regardless of where that career took him, he always came back to North Carolina and spent his final years here."  Griffith received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 from President George W. Bush.  (WITN News - Tuesday, July 3, 2012)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The death certificate for Andy Griffith says the actor's death earlier this week was caused by a heart attack.   The certificate says the 86-year-old had suffered the attack 24 hours before he died at 7 a.m. Tuesday. It also says he had suffered for years from other illnesses, including coronary artery disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, which can be a form of high cholesterol or high triglycerides.  Griffith's death certificate was filed Thursday with the vital records office in Dare County. It says he's buried in the Griffith Family Cemetery in Manteo. Dr. Johnny Farrow of Manteo signed the certificate.  Griffith was best known for playing Sheriff Andy Taylor in "The Andy Griffith Show," which aired from 1960 to 1968. He was born in Mount Airy and lived in Manteo.  (Associated Press news release - June 6, 2012)  [Also see Find-A-Grave]

Sam Griffith

SON OF ACTOR ANDY GRIFFITH FOUND DEAD - LOS ANGELES - The son of actor and North Carolina native Andy Griffith was found dead in his Hollywood home [Jan. 17, 1996]. Real estate developer, Sam Griffith, was found dead by his roommate at their home before dawn Wednesday, authorities said.  He was 38.  The cause of death is pending an autopsy, but there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, a coroner's spokesman said.  The elder Griffith is from Mount Airy and maintains a home on Roanoke Island.  (unknown newspaper)

Ruth Midgett Griggs

Mrs. Ruth Midgett Griggs, native of Buxton and a resident of Point Harbor for the past 18 years, died Friday [Nov. 13, 1964] after a long illness. She was a member of the Powells Point Christian Church and of the Eastern Star Chapter of Coinjock. She is survived by her husband, Walton S. Griggs; her parents, Jarvis And Mrs. Emma Miller Midgett of Buxton; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Saunders of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Mollie Griggs Smith of Point Harbor; one sister, Mrs. Tracy Hooper of Virginia Beach; one brother, Hilton Midgett of Buxton; one granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Sunday in the Powells Point Christian Church at Harbinger by the Rev. Glen Moran. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Griggs and her husband owned and operated the Popular Point Harbor Grill in Point Harbor, and she was active in the business until shortly before her death. A photo accompanied this obituary (unknown newspaper)

Tracy Midgett Griggs

Tracy Midgett Griggs, 68, died Jan. 22, 2003. Mrs. Griggs was born in Manteo to the late Hatton and Georgie Baum Midgett. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk, enjoyed craft shows, making wreaths, shopping and spending time with her family. She loved the Lord and served him throughout her life. Mrs. Griggs was the widow of Roy E. Griggs. Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Yeakel and husband, Eric of Virginia Beach; a grandson, Eric Yeakel, II, who was the light of her life; and two brothers, Robert Midgett and Hatton Midgett, Jr., both of Manteo, N.C. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Norfolk, Kempsville Road, with the Rev. Dean Woodward officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Manteo Cemetery, Manteo. The family will receive friends after the funeral.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 23, 2003; pg. 8A)

Betty Wilson Groce

MANTEO - Betty W. Groce, 61, of Manteo, died, Friday August 16, 2013, at her residence, surrounded by her family. Born in Shawboro, N.C. to the late Willis L. and Gladys Berry Wilson, Betty was a long time employee of Sears and later worked at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and was currently employed at Harbor Welding in Wanchese. She was a faithful member of Roanoke Acres Church of Christ, where she played the piano for many years. Betty Lou loved life and spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid bowler and loved to travel. She will be missed by many who loved her.  Betty is survived by her husband of 42 years James D. Groce, Jr, her son Lee and wife Bridgette, grandchildren Madison and Willis who were the “sunshine of her life”; sisters Ginger Reber and husband Sonny of Wanchese, Nancy Powell and husband Jim of Manteo and Lisa Moseley and husband Chuck of Waverly, VA; brothers’s Joe Wilson and wife Debbie and David Wilson both of Wanchese and Mikey Wilson and wife Laura of Hagerstown, MD; Sister in laws Susan Wilson of Manteo and Vera Groce Stoutenburg and husband Ray of Sebastian, FLA. Numerous nieces and nephews and many who were thought of as family. In addition to her parents Betty was preceded in death by family members Charles Wilson, Billy and wife Janet Wilson.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford Colony Chapel, Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. with Minister Ken McCrickard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service and at other times at their residence 1155 Highway U.S. 64 in Manteo.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Elizabeth Dough Groce

MANTEO - Elizabeth Dough Groce, 72, died Friday, May 4 at her residence.  Mrs. Groce was born in Manteo and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church, a former member of Roanoke Island Chapter #79 of Order of Eastern Star and former member of the Rebekah Lodge.  She was the daughter of the late Leland S. and Fannie Etheridge Dough and the wife of James "Jim" Groce, Sr. of the residence.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Vera G. Stoutenburg of Manteo; a son, James "Jimmy" Groce, Jr. of Manteo; and one grandson, James Leland Groce.  Funeral services were held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Sunday, May 6 with the Rev. Stafford Berry officiating.  Burial was in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 8, 2001; pg. 13A)

James David Groce, Sr.

MANTEO, NC - James David Groce, Sr., 81, of Manteo, NC died Thursday, May 06, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Groce, born in Hyde County, was a retired Historian with the National Park Service. He was a veteran, having served both in U.S. Coast Guard and the U. S. Navy as a Gunner’s Mate during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Groce was a member of Roanoke Acres Church of Christ, the Manteo Masonic Lodge # 521, and the Shrine. He was the son of the late Jesse Clyde and Vera Browning Groce and the husband of the late Elizabeth Dough Groce. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Omar F. Groce and Waverly C. Groce and a sister, Katie Mae Paul.  Mr. Groce is survived by a daughter, Vera G. Stoutenburg and husband, Ray of Manteo, NC; a son, James “Jimmy” Groce, Jr. and wife, Betty of Manteo, NC; a sister, Margaret Mahler of Norfolk, VA; a brother, J.C. Groce, Jr. of Belhaven, NC; one grandchild, Lee Groce; and several loving nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Monday, May 10, 2004 at 11:00 am with Rev. Stafford Berry and Rev. Charles Reber officiating. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jesse C. Groce, Jr.

MANTEO, NC - Jesse C. Groce, Jr. of Manteo, NC resident of Belhaven, NC died Tuesday, April 26th at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. A celebration of life will be conducted Saturday, April 30th at 2:00 PM in Twiford’s Chapel in Manteo, NC with the Rev. Stafford Berry presiding.  J.C. was born July 11, 1931 in Hiltonia, GA, the son of the late Rev. Jesse Groce and Alberta Groce. He was a 26½ year USCG retiree MCPO / E9, Navy League National Munro Award nominee, and member of the North End Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife Rosalie Creef Groce; three children, Karen G. Dudenhefer, Jay Cee Groce and Douglas C. Groce; two grandchildren Cheryl M. Krey and Edward L. Mann Jr.; three great-grandchildren Mason, Quentin and Ellie Krey; and one sister, Margaret G. Mahler.  He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Tiffany A. Mann and three brothers Omar Groce, Waverly Groce, James Groce and sister Katie G. Paul.  The family will receive friends Friday April 29th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Twiford’s Chapel in Manteo.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Rosalie Creef Groce

BELHAVEN - Rosalie Creef Groce, 86, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 with her family by her side in Belhaven, NC. She was born in East Lake, NC and was the daughter of the late Cloice H. Creef and Maggie Rogers Creef. She was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. Rosalie leaves behind one daughter, Karen G. Dudenhefer; and two sons, Douglas C. Groce and Jay C. Groce and friend, Skyeler D. Bradford. She also has two surviving grandchildren, Cheryl Mann and Eddie Mann; and four great-grandchildren, Mason, Quentin, Ellie and Myles. Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse (Jake) C. Groce Jr.; beloved granddaughter, Tiffany A. Mann; three sisters, Melva C. Dowdy, Geneva C. Powell, and Mae Willis C. Wiggins; and two brothers, Russell H. Creef and Cyril H. Creef.   Per Rosalie’s wishes there will be no services.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

infant of Fred Guard

MANNS HARBOR - The death angel visited among us recently and took from our midst the little child of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Guard. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, January 10, 1902; pg. 3)

Joseph S. Guard

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

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

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

William Guard

Capt. William Guard departed this life October 8th at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. in his sixty-eighth year.  He came to this city about twenty years ago and resided here until a few weeks ago when he went to the hospital for treatment.  His remains were brought to this city for burial and the funeral was conducted from the residence of his son, Capt. J.H. Guard.  The interment was in the family plot in the Episcopal Cemetery.  Capt. Guard had followed the water the better part of his life.  In his late years he was a consistent member of the Baptist Church and took much interest in the Sunday School at the Riverside Chapel.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - October 23, 1903; pg. 8)

 Martha Hooper Guidry

FRANKLIN, LOUISANA - Martha Hooper Guidry, 79, a native of Stumpy Point, died Monday, October 18 at Oschner's Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, La. She was a hairdresser in Franklin and Morgan City, La. for 25 years. She was a volunteer with the Council on Aging in Broussard. She was a devout Methodist and was a member of First United Methodist. Martha is survived by her four daughters: Dolores Waller of Lafayette, La., Kim Hebert of Haymarket, Va., Donna Bertinot and husband Ronnie of Arnaudville, La., and Denise Morris and husband Gordon of Broussard; one son, David Guidry, Jr. and wife Malyn of Youngsville, La.; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband David C. Guidry; her parents, Lewis Hooper and Calla Lee Mann Hooper; her son-in-law, Charles dean Hebert; one brother and five sisters. Arrangements by David Funeral Home in Lafayette, La. A service remembering life will be held on Thursday, October 21 at 10 a.m. at David Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Cook officiating. Interment will follow at noon at Franklin Cemetery in Franklin.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 21, 2004; pg. 8A)

William C. Gurganus, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - William C. Gurganus, Jr., 83, passed away Dec. 31, 2010. He was predeceased by his daughter, Deanna Gurganus Moore and his parents, William C. Gurganus, Sr. and Addie E. Gurganus. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Ragland Gurganus of Kill Devil Hills; brother, Robert E. Gurganus of Olney, Md.; and sister, D. Louise Barton of Newport News. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502 with the Rev. Lynwood Wells officiating.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, January 5, 2011)

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