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Paul Beaureguard Hodge, III

Paul Beaureguard Hodge, III, 79, of Manteo and formerly of Salem, Va., died Sunday, April 27, 2003, in his residence. Mr. Hodge was born in Columbia, S.C., and was a retired supervisor with the N.C. State Department of Transportation, and was a retired owner and operator of Dare Excavating. He was formerly employed with Miller Tire Service in Salem, Va., and Wanchese Fish Co. Mr. Hodge was a member of Taylor Lodge AF&AM in Salem, Va., for 51 years and a Shriner and a private pilot. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was the son of the late Paul Beaureguard and Ruby Jeffcoat Hodge and the husband of Dorothy Price Hodge for 60 years. Besides his wife, surviving are one daughter, Sharon Davidson of Chesapeake; one son, John C. Hodge of Hatteras; one sister, Mary Frances Kelly of Chapin, S.C.; six grandchildren, Christy Michelle Peterson, Allison Hodge and J.C. Hodge, Paul Hodge V, Leah Wienholt and Lynn Morgan; one great-grandchild; and two nieces and one nephew. Mr. Hodge was predeceased by his son, Paul B. ‘‘B.B.’’ Hodge. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Twiford’s Colony Chapel by the Rev. David J. Daniels. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 23, 2003)

Arany Everton Hodges

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Arany Everton Hodges, age 88, of Elizabeth City, NC, died Tuesday, December 9, 2003 in the Albemarle Hospital. She was a born in Dare County, NC, daughter of the late Earl Everton and Lennie Payne Everton, and with the wife of the late John Hodges. Mr. Hodges was a Pentecostal.  She is survived by two daughters, Betty Allen and her husband, Johnnie Ray of Elizabeth City, NC, and Diane Holt and her husband Fuzzy Wilmington, NC; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Mrs. Hodges is predeceased by one son, Marvin Ray Hodges.  A graveside service will be Thursday, December 11, 2003, at 11:00 AM in New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. The family will be at the home of Betty and Johnnie Allen, 103 Jane Lane, Elizabeth City, NC.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Ralph Hinton Hodges, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Ralph Hinton Hodges, Jr., 88, known as "Big Daddy," died Friday, Dec. 18, in Nags Head.  Born in Washington, NC, he was the son of the late Ralph Hinton Hodges and Maude Swindell Hodges and was the widower of Peggy Shaffer Hodges. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Maude Hodges Moore and Margaret Hodges Hackney.  Surviving are a daughter, Lou Hodges Cleaver and husband Eric of Manteo; a son, Ralph Hinton Hodges, III and wife Gail of Kitty Hawk; and three grandchildren, John Eric Cleaver, Jr., Ralph Hodges Cleaver, and Lauren Nicole Rutherford.  He graduated from Washington High School at age 15. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a member of The Phi Gamma Fraternity. He graduated from the Baltimore School of Business. He proudly served his country in World War II in the Air Force and retired as a Major. He was a former president of Seaboard Savings and Loan, which later became Cooperative Bank. He was a member of St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church and a former member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Washington, NC.  A memorial service was held at St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church on Dec. 22 with the Rev. Randy Green and the Rev. Charles Gill officiating.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, December 22, 2009; pg. 6A)

Clara Belle Pledger Hoffler

GOLDSBORO - Clara Belle Pledger Hoffler, 80 of Goldsboro and formerly of Manteo, died Thursday, September 21 in Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro.  Mrs. Hoffler was the daughter of the late Charlie Sr. and Mary Daniels Pledger.  She was the widow of James Hoffler.  She is survived by a daughter, Florice Lane of Dudley; three sons" Alvon Pledger of Manteo, Denzelle Russell of Raleigh, and Eddie Russell of Dudley; three brothers: Charlie Pledger, Jr., Otis Pledger and Wilson Pledger, all of Manteo; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 in Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Manteo.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the church from noon until time of service.  The family will be at the home of Charlie Pledger, Jr. of Manteo.  Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 26, 2000; pg. 12A)

Ida Mathews Hofler

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Ida Mathews Hofler, 84, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at her residence. Mrs. Hofler was born in Perquimans County, NC and was a homemaker. She was a member of Manteo First Assembly of God, the United Methodist Women and loved visiting shut-ins. Mrs. Hofler was the daughter of the late Will and Gertrude Mathews.  Mrs. Hofler is survived by her husband, Willy Hurley Hofler, Jr. of the residence; two daughters, Linda Tillett of Manteo, NC and Betty Perry of Nashville, TN; a sister, Annie May Baker of Elizabeth City, NC; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Manteo First Assembly of God on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 11:00 am with Rev. Ron Denham officiating. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Willie Hurley Hofler, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Willie Hurley Hofler, Jr., 94, of Kill Devil Hills, died on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at his residence.  Mr.Hofler was retired from the NC State Highway Dept. after 30 years of service.  His work brought him to Manteo in the late 50’s, where he resided with his family for twelve years.  He was transferred to another area, but moved back to Manteo after retirement.  He lived in Manteo with his wife, Ida Matthews Hofler, now deceased, until they moved to Spring Arbor Assisted Living in Kill Devil Hills, where he lived until his death.  Mr. Hofler was very active in the Methodist Church until his return to Manteo after retirement.  He then joined First Assembly of God in Manteo.  Mr. Hofler is survived by two daughters, Betty H. Perry and husband, Ron of Nashville, TN, and Linda H. Tillett and husband, Saint, of Manteo, NC; one sister, Marie Hofler and one brother, Willard Hofler; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Steve Smith officiating.  Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Reginald Hogarth

FORMER WANCHESE MAN DIES IN SAN FRANCISCO - William Reginald Hogarth, 44, formerly of Wanchese and the son of the late John and Martha Hogarth, died Saturday in the Marine Hospital in San Francisco.  He was a member of the Merchant Marine and is survived by the following relatives: two sisters: Mrs. Cora Ferguson of Virginia Beach, Va. and Mrs. Nora Bernosky of LeMesa, California; and one brother, Charlie E. [Hogarth] of Laconia, N.H.  Burial took place in San Diego, California.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - January 19, 1945; pg. 1)

Lavern Norman Holbrook

NAGS HEAD - Lavern Norman Holbrook, 70, died Saturday, October 2 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital.  Mr. Holbrook, born in New York, was a retired sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.  He was the son of the late Joseph Brazzdas and the late Viola Holbrook.  Mr. Holbrook is survived by his wife, Okcha Chong Holbrook of the residence; two daughters: Patricia H. Drum and Cynthia Fisher; one son, Steven Holbrook; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 12 noon with burial following in the Manteo Cemetery.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 7, 1999; pg. 10A)

Joyce Owen Holcomb

Kill Devil Hills – Joyce Holcomb, 78, was pronounced at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC, on April 28, 2011. Born Joyce Marie Owen on September 12, 1932, in Roanoke County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah Jacob Owen, and the late Maude Victoria Owen. Joyce lived in Roanoke, VA until 1981, when she moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she enjoyed a career in real estate.  She is survived by one of her twelve siblings, her sister, Betty Owen Cooper of Elliston, VA, and her four children, all currently residents of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In order of birth, Drema Holcomb, Lawrence William (Sonny) Holcomb and his wife Dawn, Amanda Marie Patrick, George William (Chip) Holcomb, III, and his wife Wendy.  “Granny” Holcomb had 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Her grandchildren include: Angela Daniel, Ian Daniel, Daniel (Buck) Rogers, Brandon Holcomb, Matthew (Matt) Bissell, Jordan Holcomb, and Jamie Holcomb, all residing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Also, Nicole (Nikki) Daniels & her husband Brian of Harbinger, NC, Sam Rogers & his wife Kristin of Aydlett, NC, Jacob (Jay) Holcomb & his wife Maleik of Charlotte, NC, and Joshua (Josh) Holcomb & his fiancée Heather of Roanoke, VA.  A private memorial will be attended by family on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9 th, Oceanside, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William John Holda

William John Holda, 59 years old, passed away on December 26, 2006 at his home in Manns Harbor, NC. Bill was a lifelong husband and partner of Cynthia M. Holda and the father of his only son Mitchell R. Holda.  Bill retired from public servant work with the National Park Service after 27 years of service and two years serving his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Viet Nam War.  His Park Service career as a law enforcement officer was highlighted with many accomplishments including details protecting U.S. Presidents, Secretaries of State, foreign dignitaries, Secretary of Interior officials and many millions of annual visitors to the National Parks. Bill was a member of the Incident Command Team for the Park Service and served on numerous natural disasters including Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina, Exxon-Valdez oil spill, Yosemite Floods and the Yellowstone Fire of 1988. He had a great love for the National Parks and was always honored to be a Park Ranger and servant of the nation’s public lands. After retiring as the Chief Ranger at Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming in 2004, Bill and his wife Cyndy returned to her homeland of Dare County, NC where Bill enjoyed many happy hours assisting the Mann family take care of the homeplace, family business and the many golf courses in the area, his greatest love/recreational pastime.  Bill is survived by his wife, Cyndy Holda, of 26 years and a son, Mitchell R. Holda, his mother Adeline Holda of Chicago, IL, a sister Barbara Robinson of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, his numerous nephews, nieces and cousins and in laws Richard and Lessie Mann of Manns Harbor, NC.  A celebration of the life of William Holda will be Friday December 29, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church with Rev. Bettie Francis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Gail Meekins Hollis

HATTERAS - Gail Meekins Hollis, 68, died Friday, Feb. 23, at her residence in Hatteras. Born in Hatteras, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Willis and Sally Ophelia Gaskill Meekins and the widow of the late Carl N. Hollis. Mrs. Hollis was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, the Maude Austin Bible Class, United Methodist Women and the Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She is survived by two daughters, Carla Lewis of Greenville and Dee Callahan of Hatteras; one sister, Esther Riggs of Norfolk, Va.; 4 grandchildren. A funeral service is scheduled for Feb. 25 at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins and the Rev. Don Brown officiating. Burial will take place in the family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 25, 1996)

Ethel Lee Twiford Hollowell

NAGS HEAD - Mrs. Ethel Twiford Hollowell, 71, a native and lifelong resident of Nags Head, died Wednesday.  She was a retired postmaster of the Nags Head Post Office and a member of the Nags Head Baptist Church.  She was the wife of M. Graham Hollowell.  Survivors besides her husband are two sisters: Mrs. William Hugh Fulcher of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Jethro Midgett of Nags Head.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday at Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo by the Rev. Albert Bishop, pastor of the Nags Head Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the Dolly Cemetery at Nags Head.  ((The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 22, 1964) 

Mrs. Ethel Lee Twiford Hollowell, 71, wife of Graham Hollowell of Nags Head, died Wednesday morning in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon in the chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo by the Rev. Albert Bishop, pastor of the Nags Head Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Hollowell was a member.  Burial will be in the Dolly Cemetery in Nags Head.  A native of Nags Head, Mrs. Hollowell was the daughter of the late Nellie P. Russell Twiford and William Otis Twiford.  She is survived by her husband; and two sisters, Mrs. William Hugh Fulcher of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Jethro Midgett, Sr. of Nags Head.  (Unknown Newspaper - Friday October 23, 1964) 

MANTEO - Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Twiford Hollowell, who died Wednesday morning, were conducted Friday in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home by the Rev. Albert Bishop, pastor of Nags Head Baptist Church.  During the service Mrs. Laura Dinwittie sang "How Great Thou Art" accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Raymond Wescott.  The casket was covered with a pall of yellow and bronz mums and fern.  Pallbearers were Clyde Twiford, Charles Martin Johnson, Marshall Tillett, Cal Perry, Horace Barnett and Latham Mann.  Burial was in Dolly Cemetery at Nags Head, N.C.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Saturday, October 24, 1964)

Jessie Mae Hollowell

Jessie Mae Hollowell, 84, of Manteo, died Friday, July 8, 2011, in Elizabeth City, N.C. Mrs. Hollowell was born in Norfolk, VA and was a retired housekeeper and paper carrier with the Virginian Pilot. She was a “loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother”.  Mrs. Hollowell was pre-deceased by her parents, Ernest and Elizabeth Lane Hollowell and the wife of the late Joseph Sidney Hollowell.  Surviving are four daughters, Norma Layden of Hertford, N.C.; Betty Hollowell and Shirley York both of Manteo and Cindy Goldsmith of Tarpon Springs, FLA; one son, Crist Reed of Manteo; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Monday, July 11, 2011, at 2:00p.m. by Rev. Charles Tyler. Entombment will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home 500 Budleigh St. Manteo, NC, Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Clarence Lee Holmes

Clarence Lee Holmes, born October 26, 1902 in the Guide Community, entered eternal life December 30, 1978.  At age 14, two years after the death of his father, the family moved to the Outer Banks at Manns Harbor, N.C. where he was engaged in the commercial fishing industry until retirement.  He was married to the late Ruth Craddock who died in 1961.  In 1963 he was married to our own Maude B. Butler and made his home in this community.  Clarence's life was characterized by the word "Giving".  He gave of himself by the fruits and vegetables that he grew.  He also gave of himself by his good will and kind manner.  We certainly have lost a fried, a neighbor and a dear brother in Christ Jesus.  Our loss is his gain.  To know Clarence was to love him because he endeared himself to all our hearts.  The family of Clarence Lee Holmes wishes to express their sincerest gratitude for all the love, prayers, and concern shown during their time of sorrow.  (From a funeral bulletin which was submitted by Vickie Craddock)

Faye Ambrose Perry Holmes

Faye Ambrose Perry Holmes, 64, of Manteo, died Thursday March 1, 2012, in Norfolk, Va.  Faye was born in Manteo and was an office manager with the Duke of Dare Motel and a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She was the daughter of Willie Mae Crain (Tish) Ambrose of Manns Harbor and the late Hubert Wilson Ambrose and predeceased by her husbands Don Ray Perry and Larry Holmes.  Besides his mother surviving are two brothers, Roy Hubert Ambrose, Sr and Christopher Ambrose both of Manns Harbor; Nephews, Roy Hubert Ambrose Jr (Melissa), Jeffrey Paul Ambrose (Crystal) and great nieces Blake and Hannah and great nephew Benjamin.  A celebration of life will be in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Sunday March 4, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. Bettie Francis and Rev. Jerald Craddock.  Burial will be in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Saturday from 7pm to 8pm.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Glipsie Blane Holmes

Glipsie Blane Holmes, a native of East Lake, aged 68 and a resident of Elizabeth City for the past 14 years, died Friday in the Albemarle Hospital and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery Sunday afternoon with Twiford's Funeral Home as directors. Rev. D.J. Reid, pastor of City Road Methodist Church conducted the funeral. He was the son of Jerome and Penelope Basnight Holmes, husband of Mrs. Fannie Hayman Holmes, a member of City Road Methodist Church and a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, Pasquotank Tribe #8. Surviving besides his wife are three brothers: H.J. Holmes and M.P. Holmes of Elizabeth City, and J.M. Holmes of Camden.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 27, 1952; pg. 1)

John Plezy Holmes

John Plezy Holmes, 66, of Elizabeth City, died early Thursday morning [April 16, 1964] in the Albemarle Hospital. A native of East Lake, he was a son of the late John S. and Patsy Payne Holmes. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertie Creef Holmes of Elizabeth City; three daughters: Mrs. Julian Hobbs and Mrs. James Tugwell of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Stewart Daniels of Havelock; two brothers: Ebert Holmes of Elizabeth City and Chester Holmes of Manteo; two sisters: Mrs. Charlie Jarman of Wilmington, Del. and Mrs. Dakins Sawyer of Elizabeth City; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon in the chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home in Elizabeth City by the Rev. C.G. Nickens, pastor of City Road Methodist Church in Elizabeth City and the Rev. Rufus M. Smithson, pastor of the East Lake Methodist Church.  (unknown newspaper - Friday, April 17, 1964)

Luther W. Holmes

Luther W. Holmes, age 56, died at his home in this city Saturday night after a brief illness. He was born at East Lake, Dare County, and was reared in Currituck County, removing to Elizabeth City 16 years ago. Mr. Holmes is survived by a widow and two sons: Edward and Lester Holmes, both of this city; by four step-daughters: Mrs. Edith Davis, Mrs. L.R. Holmes, Mrs. LeRoy Dixon and Mrs. Lennie Pugh, all of this city; by two brothers: George Holmes of Portsmouth, Va. and Chief of Police L.R. Holmes of this city; and by two sisters: Mrs. F.G. Chory of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Walter Owens of Shiloh.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - January 27, 1922; pg. 10)

 Maria A. Holmes

Funeral services for Mrs. Maria A. Holmes, 68, who died at the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City Monday morning, were conducted at City Road Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. I.S. Richmond, pastor of the church, officiating, assisted by Rev. W.A. Hales and Rev. W.O. Henderson. Pallbearers were J.D. White, Walter Williams, R.W. Basnight, M.M. White, George Ambrose and John Rogerson. Interment was in New Hollywood Cemetery. Mrs. Holmes was a native of East Lake but had lived in Elizabeth City for 14 years. Surviving are two sons: Fred E. and W. Thomas Holmes, both of Elizabeth City; one brother, Jim W. Basnight of Princess Anne, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Palestine Basnight of Elizabeth City and several nieces and nephews.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 5, 1943; pg. 1)

 N. [Nelson] Larry Holmes

MANTEO - N. Larry Holmes, 58, died Thursday, July 20 at his residence. He was a native of Manteo, was a retired cement contractor and was a Protestant. He was the son of the late Elmer and Effie Creef Holmes. Mr. Holmes is survived by his wife, Faye Ambrose Holmes of the residence and a brother, Randall Holmes of Manteo. Funeral services: Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22. Burial: East Lake United Methodist Church Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 23, 2000; pg. 14A)

Ruth Lucille Craddock Holmes

MANN'S HARBOR - Mrs. Ruth Lucille Craddock Holmes, 62, died Monday night [July 17, 1961]. She was a native of Dare County and had resided at Mann's Harbor all her life. She is survived by her husband, Clarence L. Holmes of Mann's Harbor. She was a member of the Carmel Methodist Church and a Sunday School teacher and organist of the church. Surviving in addition to her husband, are four brothers, R.L., H.R., Ralph and Hugh Craddock, all of Mann's Harbor. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Carmel Methodist Church. The body will be taken from the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo to be at the church one hour prior to the services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - July 1961)  Obituary submitted by Vickie Craddock]

Wilton Hester Holmes

ELIZABETH CITY - W. [Wilton] Hester Holmes, age 80, died Sept. 5 [1995] in the Albemarle Hospital. A native of East Lake, he was the son of the late Alonzo and Lugeal Creef Holmes. Mr. Holmes was a retired civil service employee as an aircraft electrician. He was a member of the First Christian Church, serving in many capacities including deacon, member of the Sunday School and evening volunteer choir, president of the Men's Sunday School Class and past superintendent of the Adult Sunday School. Mr. Holmes was a former VFW baseball coach for over 20 years in the Teener League Baseball Assoc. and as a tribute to his dedicated service to the youth and baseball programs in Elizabeth City, he was honored by having The Knobbs Creek Parks and recreation baseball field named for him. He was a charter member of the VFW Post #6060, a member of the American Legion, and charter member of the Elizabeth City Loyal Order Of The Moose Club. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Bunch Holmes; a daughter, Glenda Faye Holmes Guthrie of Beaufort; two sisters: Doris Payne of Wanchese and Velma "Flirt" Cartwright of Elizabeth City; an aunt, Nat Alexander of Elizabeth City and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday in the First Christian Church by the rev. Ralph Messick and the Rev. William Roberts. Burial will follow in the New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church St., is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 7, 1995; pg. 4B)

Kenneth Maxwell Holt

MANTEO - Kenneth Maxwell Holt,”Holt”, 80, passed away peacefully in his home on Roanoke Island, NC on August 27, 2012.  He was born in Smithbridge Township, NC and lived in Otto, NC.  When he was about 12 years old he and his family moved to Petersburg, VA.  After graduating from Petersburg High School, Holt completed his undergraduate BS degree at East Carolina College, worked for the Virginia Department of Health a few years, then attended George Washington University to attain his Masters in Business Administration, specializing in Health Care Administration.  Thirty years of hospital administration started at Petersburg General Hospital, which took him to Watts Hospital and Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC, Stuart Circle Hospital in Richmond, VA, King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyahd, Saudi Arabia, to Largo Medical Center in Largo, FL, back to Saudi Arabia National Guard Hospital and Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV, where he retired in 1995.  Kenneth is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joyce Rebecca Holt; one daughter, Amy R. Holt of Eagle Mountain, UT; three sons, Kenneth Maxwell “Max” Holt, II of Lookout WV and Manteo, NC, Patrick Holt and partner, David Dryden of Tucson, AZ, their children, Mia Dryden Holt and August Dryden Holt, John Killian Holt and wife, Jamie of Wilmington, NC, their children, Allison Hedvall, Killian Holt, and Irie Holt.  Kenneth was predeceased by his parents, John Cecil and Bertie Holt, a sister, Doris Virginia McCarter and a brother, Donald Odell Holt.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 10:00 am, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3342 Buccaneer Dr., (North Ridge), Nags Head, NC (11.5 MP on the by-pass).  Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery.   The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jo Ellen Holt

Jo Ellen Holt, 85, of Roanoke Trail, Manteo, passed away May 14, 2013 peacefully at home with her family at her side.  Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, she was the daughter of Frank and Lillian Parkhurst.  She was the wife of the late Col. James W. Holt of Southern Shores.  She was predeceased by a brother, Frank Parkhurst, Jr., a sister, Betty Griffin, and her ex-husband, Donald Beach. Surviving to cherish her memory are:  her three children, Deb Barrett and husband, Pat, of Greenwood, Indiana, James Beach and wife, Georgia, ofManteo, and Nancy Gray and husband, Wayne, of Wanchese; her three step-children, James Holt and wife, Carmen, of Lothian, Maryland, Nonie Booth, and husband, Martin, of Southern Shores, and Robert Holt and wife, Kerry, of Suffolk, Virginia; seventeen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.Jo was a homemaker and a stay-at-home mother.  After she moved to the Outer Banks in 1976, she worked at the Outer Banks Medical Center, Helen’s Hallmark, Elegance by the Sea, and Queen Anne’s Revenge.  A memorial service will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith presiding.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lennie Dianne Hodges Holt

MANTEO - Lennie Dianne Hodges Holt died January 9, 2011.  She was born July 31, 1948 in Pasquotank County to John and Arany Everton Hodges. Dianne was predeceased by both parents and a brother, Marvin Ray Hodges.  Dianne was a waitress through the years at many of Manteo's restaurants including Spencer's, Daniel's and Darrell's. Later she worked in retail at The Christmas Shop, The Sea Witch and The Cat House. Dianne's favorite past time was walking our beaches in search of beach glass.  Survivors include her husband, Barry "Fuzzy" Holt; her sister, Betty Allen; and a wonderful church family at Manteo Faith Baptist Church.  There will be a celebration of life at Manteo Faith Baptist Church on Saturday, January 15, at 4:00 pm.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc was entrusted with arrangements.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 11, 2011; pg. 6A)

John Gerald Homan

BUXTON, NC - LCDR John Gerald Homan, 45, of Buxton, NC died Friday, November 14, 2003 in an Avon medical facility. Born in Reading, PA,, LCDR Homan was the Commander for Group Cape Hatteras, U. S. Coast Guard in Buxton, and had served in the USCG for 26 years.  He was the son of Gerald and Virginia Kofroth Homan of Reading, PA.  Besides his parents, LCDR Homan is survived by his wife, Victoria “Vicki” Toohey Homan of the residence; a daughter, Megan Homan of Buxton, NC; two sons, Christopher Homan of Millerville, PA and Sean Homan of Buxton, NC; and a sister, June Straka of Reading, PA.  A Funeral Mass and Military Honors will be held at Our Lady of the Sea Catholic Church, Buxton, NC on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 11:00 am, with Father Andre Izac officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 18, 2003; pg. 8A)

Dixie Ann Barnett Honebein

FARMVILLE, VA. - Dixie Ann Barnett Honebein, 62, died Sunday, September 29 in Richmond, Va.  Born July 28, 1940 in Wanchese, she was the daughter of Robert Seldon and Nellie Crank Barnett. She is survived by her husband, Alvin F. Honebein of Farmville; 5 children: Susan K. Honebein of Charlottesville, Va., Alfred E. Honebein of Rice, Va., Janet L. Kind of Burkeville, Va., Therese H. Matthews of Powhattan, Va. and Richard C. Honebein of Richmond; 11 grandchildren: Pary Adl-Doost, Heide Aisha Honebein, Nellie Agnes C. Honebein, Ellie Honebein, Stephanie Manning, Shayna King, Krysta Matthews, Courtney Matthews, Koty Honebein, Hunter Honebein and Macie Honebein; one brother, Roger Barnett; and two sisters: Joan Payne and Lottie Baum, all of North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Oliver D. Honebein; one sister, Vivie Thompson; and 4 brothers: John, Jessie, Everett and Oliver W. Barnett. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Johns Lutheran Church in Farmville with interment in Trinity Memorial Gardens. Shorter Funeral Home in Farmville is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002; pg. 9A)

Louise Hines Hooker
The Coastland Times - January 20, 1972; pg. 8

 Myrtle Hooker

WANCHESE - On Wednesday, July 29th, the death angel entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hooker and bore away their little daughter, Myrtle. She was a good, sweet child and may her stricken parents be comforted by the thought that Jesus loved her as well--even better than they--that it was He who said "Suffer the little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven." On Friday morning the burial service was conducted by Rev. C.R. Taylor, her teacher. Twelve of her little friends bearing white flowers acted as pall bearers and tenderly carried the casket to the grave. May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved parents in their hour of sorrow.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - August 14, 1903; pg. 7)

William W. Hooker

IN ELIZABETH CITY - William W. Hooker, Sr., 73, of 317 Fearing St., died Saturday night in Norfolk General Hospital after an illness of 2 years. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the graveside in Old Hollywood cemetery. Rev. I.R. Baccus, retired minister, will officiate. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hooker was a native of East Lake and lived in Elizabeth City most of his life. He was a painter and a Baptist, son of the late Columbus and Mrs. Caroline Smith Hooker. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the First Calvary. He is survived by two sons: William Hooker of Elizabeth City and Lloyd Charles Hooker of Moyock; and 2 grandchildren. The family will be at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. Lloyd Charles and Mrs. Darlene Holt Hooker of Sligo.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, (July 14, 1982; pg. 9)

Aaron William Hooper

Aaron William Hooper, 85, native and lifelong resident of Salvo, Dare County, died at his home Sunday morning [Oct. 11, 1959] at 7:45 after an illness of 3 days. He was the husband of the late Hattie Austin Hooper and the son of the late Affie Payne and A.W. Hooper of Salvo. He is survived by 2 sons and 3 daughters: Rev. Ed. F. Hooper of Salvo, Luther Hooper of Manteo, Mrs. Garland Hooper and Miss Lucy Hooper of Salvo and Mrs. Willie Hinnant of Portsmouth, Va.; 12 grandchildren & 11 great-grandchildren. Rev. Mrs. Louise Leary conducted the funeral at the Assembly of God Church and she was assisted by Rev. Wayne Barkley of the same faith, and the local Methodist minister, the Rev. Mr. Sherrill. Mrs. Leary sang a solo, "I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone". The choir sang "Haven of Rest" And Beyond the Sunset". At the grave, the choir sang "I'm Bound for the Promised Land". The pall was pink gladiolas and white carnations. Pallbearers were Steve Basnight, Fred O'Neal, Perry Farrow, Julia Gray, John Herbert and Dan Leary.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 16, 1959)

Ada Midgette Hooper

CHEASAPEAKE, VA. - Mrs. Ada Midgette Hooper, 84, of 3503 Cornick St., Indian River section of Chesapeake, Va., died Thursday evening [June 10, 1976] at 7:30 at her residence following a long illness. She was a native if Engelhard, N.C. and a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stumpy Point. She was the wife of the late Herbert Edward Hooper and the daughter of the late Daily and Mrs. Lavania Spencer Midgette. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Alma H. Hardy of Manteo, Mrs. Helen H. Simpson of Elizabeth City, and Mrs. Kathleen H. Twiford of Chesapeake, Va.; four sons, Carl Wilbert Hooper and Lorman H. Hooper of Chesapeake, Va., Hoyle J. Hooper of Alexandria, Va. and Charlie A. Hooper of Manassas, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. in Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Va. by the Rev. James Finley, pastor of the Indian River Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake.  (unknown newspaper)

Adolphus W. Hooper

Adolphus W. Hooper, 81, one of Stumpy Point's most beloved citizens, member of an old and prominent family, died Friday afternoon [May 18, 1951].  He had been for a trip along the shore to a small ouster bed and apparently had just returned home.  His wife, returning from a short visit to a neighbor, found him dead in the yard.  Mr. Hooper was know and loved throughout Dare County and was what everyone calls a good man and he lived a good like.  He had worked hard and exercised honesty in all his dealings and despite infirmities, continued to do a man's part in his business of fishing until a year or two ago.  He had been liberal in his time and effort in behalf of community affairs, and was a loyal and true friend, always standing for what he believed right, regardless of what others might say or do.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at the Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. Tracey Varnum.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susan Hooper; one daughter, Mrs. Lucy Gard of Elizabeth City; one son, Lewis Hooper of Manns Harbor; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 25, 1951; pg. 1)

Affa S. Hooper
North Carolina Christian Advocate - September 9, 1915
Submitted by Linda Lau

Alfred B. Hooper

STUMPY POINT - Alfred B. Hooper, age 65, of Stumpy Point, died Monday night at 10 o'clock, Jan. 7, in Norfolk, Va. General Hospital following an illness of six months. He was a native and life long resident of Stumpy Point and was a fish broker. He was the son of Jerry M. and Bethany Meekins Hooper and widower of Grace Gray Hooper. He was a member of the Stumpy Point Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Dwight Hooper of Norfolk; two daughters Mrs. Maxine H. Quidley of Norfolk and Mrs. Rita H. Midgett of Darien, Georgia; one brother, Arthur M. Hooper of Grifton, NC.; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo pending completion of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, Jan. 11, 1963)

Alvin Liston Hooper

ENGELHARD - Alvin Liston Hooper, 82, died early Friday in Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter. Born in Stumpy Point, he was the son the late Wess and Petroney Payne Hooper. He was a retired commercial fisherman and was a member of the Layman's Home Missionary Movement. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Rosa Lee Gibbs Hooper. The funeral will be held Sunday in the Gibbs Family Cemetery in Engelhard with R.L. Jolly officiating. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 14, 1992)

A.S. [Andrew Shanklin] Hooper, Sr.
North Carolina Christian Advocate - Nov. 29, 1917
Submitted by Linda Lau

Arkansas Scarborough Hooper

AVON, N.C. - Mrs. Arkansas Scarborough Hooper, 68, died Monday [Oct. 2, 1960] in a Raleigh hospital after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Avon, N.C. She was a daughter of the late Farrow Scarborough and Melvina Scarborough and the wife of Ulysses W. Hooper. She was a member of Avon Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons: Erskin B. Hooper of San Diego, Cal., Carson M. Hooper of Norfolk, Va., U. Lindgerg Hooper of Columbia, S.C., and Basil H. Hooper of Avon; one step-son, Oley E. Hooper of Avon; three daughters: Mrs. Sam Gibbs of Barco, Mrs. Lawrence Hollingsworth of Norfolk, and Mrs. Latham Austin of Charleston, S.C.; one sister, Mrs. Betty Gray Of Avon; six brothers: Farrow Scarborough, Celestial Scarborough, Blucher Scarborough, Walker Scarborough, Ignacious Scarborough and Dewey Scarborough, Sr., all of Avon. A funeral service was held at Avon Methodist Church Wednesday. Burial was in the family plot at Avon. Twiford's Funeral Home of Manteo had charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, October 7, 1960)

Barbara Lovelace Hooper

KITTY HAWK - Barbara Lovelace Hooper, 62, of Kitty Hawk, died, Friday, December 3, 2004, in her residence. Mrs. Hooper was born in Forsyth County, N.C. and was a Ranger with the National Park Service. She was the daughter of the late George William Lovelace and the late Maggie Strader Horner and the wife of Timothy Franklin Hooper of the home. Besides her husband surviving are three sons: David Hall and wife Karen of Mount Airy, N.C.; Jeff Hall and wife Lisa of Rockingham, N.C. and Alan Charles Bauman of Kitty Hawk; two sisters: Sherry Brown and husband Joe of Kernersville,N.C. and Sadonna Cooper and husband Wayne of Julian, N.C.; four brothers; Jerry Wayne Lovelace and Clyde Lee Lovelace both of Summerfield, N.C.; Johnny Horner of Elon College, N.C. and Frankie Horner of Greensboro, N.C.; three grandchildren: Jennifer Lynn Hall of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Hannah Meagan Hall and Devon Wagner both of Mount Airy, N.C. Mrs. Hooper was pre-deceased by a brother Tommy Horner. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, December 11, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. in Twiford’s Colony Chapel. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Hooper Family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 7, 2004; pg. 6A)

Basil Hanson Hooper, Sr.

Basil Hanson Hooper, Sr., beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Born in Avon in 1931 to Ulysses and Arkansas Scarborough Hooper, he was the youngest son of eight children. He was a dedicated serviceman, retiring from the U.S. Coast Guard after 26 years of service. He was also employed by the NC Department of Transportation for 15 years. He will be remembered for his kindness, helpfulness and joy of life. His comical spirit and humor will be missed by all. He was well respected by everyone for his dedication to work and most of all, his devotion to family.  Left to cherish many memories are his wife, Yvonne Gray Hooper and his three children, Sharon (Marc) Hooper Williams of Evergreen, AL, Basil (Linda) Hooper Jr. of Avon, and Ken (Diane) Hooper of Cary, NC. He was the loving “Pop” to six grandchildren, Amanda Hooper, Joel and Josh Williams, and Emily, Matthew, and Sarah Hooper. One sister, Roxie Hooper Alcorn of Orlando, FL joins numerous other family members and friends to remember his life. He was proud to be a “Kinnakeeter.”  He attended Avon Worship Center where a visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM . A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the church. Burial will be in Gray Family Cemetery in Buxton.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Bethany Hooper
North Carolina Christian Advocate - April 17, 1919
Submitted by Linda Lau


Calvin McCoy Hooper

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Calvin McCoy Hooper, 78, died September 30 at a Virginia Beach hospital. Calvin was born February 13, 1925 in Stumpy Point and was the son of the late A.C. Hooper and Willie Rebecca Meekins Hooper. He had retired as a foreman with the International Longshoreman's Association and was a member of Haygood United Methodist Church. Mr. Hooper was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He loved fishing and was an avid sports enthusiast. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Josie L. Hooper; a daughter, Jennifer Marie Mathers and husband Eddie of Virginia Beach; two sons: Stanley McCoy Hooper and wife JoAnne and Anthony Lee Hooper and wife Kyle, also of Virginia Beach; one brothers, William Hooper of Smithfield, Va.; one sister, Wilma Midgett of Stumpy Point; four grandsons: Yale McCoy Hooper and Stanley Reed Hooper, both of California, Hunter Lee Hooper and James Bowman Hooper of Virginia Beach; and three granddaughters: Launa Lael Hooper, Jessica Marie Hooper and Katie Michelle Mathers, all of Virginia Beach. A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, by Rev. Michael Nobles. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 2, 2003; pg. 10A)

Christopher Columbus Hooper
North Carolina Christian Advocate - October 17, 1912
Submitted by Linda Lau

Cyrus Hooper
Raleigh Christian Advocate - May 27, 1885
Submitted by Linda Lau

Daily Ebbie Hooper

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Daily Ebbie Hooper, age 80, of 219 Simpson Street, Elizabeth City, NC, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, in Winslow Memorial Nursing Home. He was born in Dare County, NC, son of the late Ebenezer and Marie O’Neal Hooper, and was the husband of Emma Mae Snow Hooper of the residence. Mr. Hooper was a retired First Class Engineerman with the U.S. Coast Guard, and was a Veteran of WW II. He also worked at Harvey Point Special Testing Activity, and was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church.  Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Imogene Tatum and husband, “Chubby” of Elizabeth City, NC, and Denise Lamm and husband, Sandy of Wilson, NC; one sister, Anna Midgett and husband, I.D. of Waves, NC, two brothers, Isaac Hooper and wife, Faye of Coinjock, NC, and Ebbie K. Hooper and wife, Velnia of Elizabeth City, NC; eight grandchildren, Heather Hammack and husband Kent, Lance Downing, Kelli Robeson and husband Max, Wesley Tatum, Harry, Alex, Jonathan, and Courtney Lamm; four great grandchildren.  Memorial service will be Saturday, July 19, 2003, at 11:00 AM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel. Military Honors will be by William Clarence Jackson Post 6060. The family will receive friends in the lobby of the funeral home following the service, and at other times at the residence on 219 Simpson Street, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 20, 2003; pg. 16A)

Donald Warren Hooper

RODANTHE - Donald Warren Hooper, 40, of Rodanthe, died July 9 [1993], in a Virginia Beach hospital.  A native of Buxton, he was the son of Sarah Swindell Hooper of Wanchese and the late Luther Hooper.  Mr. Hooper was retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation, Ferry Division.  He was a past member of the Chicamacomico Banks Volunteer Fire Dept. and a member of the Salvo Assembly of God Church.  Mr. Hooper served with the all volunteer Tri-Village Rescue Squad, providing emergency medical services to the northern Hatteras Island Villages during the 1980's.  Together with others in the community, Mr. Hooper helped to spearhead the formation of the Water Rescue Team, now in operation.  Besides his mother, Mr. Hooper is survived by his wife, Debra Berry Hooper of the home; four sisters: Rachel Ewell of Texas, Alpean Midgett of Waves, Clara Gallop of Wanchese and Debbie Swain of Manteo; one brother, Elwood Hooper of Wanchese.  Funeral services will be held at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church on Monday, July 12 at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Carol Price.  Burial will follow in the Hooper Family Cemetery.  The family will be at the home of a sister-in-law, Marie Seifert in Rodanthe.  The body will remain at Twiford's Colony Chapel until Monday.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Dora Mae Hooper

SALVO, April 9 - Funeral services for Dora Mae Hooper, who died Saturday [April 6, 1957] at Salvo after being struck by a car, were conducted Monday morning at 11 o'clock in the Pentecostal Holiness Church here by the Rev. Louise Leary, assisted by the Rev. S.C. Braddock, pastor of the Assembly of God Church at Buxton. "Rock of Ages" was sung by Mrs. S.C. Braddock. "Jewels" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" were sung by Mrs. Louise Leary. Mrs. Olive Jennette accompanied at the piano. At the grave, Mrs. Leary sang "The Eastern Gate". The casket was covered with a pall of white and pink roses, pink carnations . baby's breath and fern. Pallbearers were Raymond Midgett, Hezekiah Payne, Richard Austin and Graves Midgett. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Salvo.  (unknown newspaper)

Dora Meekins Hooper

Mrs. Dora Meekins Hooper, 78, of Avon, died Friday morning [Jan. 28, 1977] in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital following a long illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Avon and a member of the Avon Assembly of God Church. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lee Meekins and the wife of Luther G. Hooper, Sr. of the home. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edith M. Gray of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Kathleen Gaskins of Buxton; one son, Luther G. Hooper, Jr. of Avon; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Avon Assembly of God Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery in Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 1, 1977)

Ebenezer Scarborough Hooper

AVON - Ebenezer Scarborough Hooper, 69, of Avon, died Friday afternoon [Nov. 1, 1968] at 2:30 at his residence after an illness of 12 years. He was a native and lifelong resident of Avon. He was retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers and from commercial fishing. He was the son of the late Isaac K. and Mrs. Mary T. Hooper, and a member of the St. John's Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie O'Neal Hooper of the home; two daughters: Mrs. Louise H. Whitehead of Virginia Beach, Va. and Mrs. Ann H. Midgett of Waves; four sons: Daily E. Hooper of Elizabeth City, Isaac K. Hooper of the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Mobile, Alabama, Horace W. Hooper of Avon and Ebbie K. Hooper of the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Florida; one sister, Mrs. Naomi H. Meekins of Avon; one brother, Ulysses Hooper of Norfolk, Va.; and 100 grandchildren (it says 100 but I imagine it's a typo and should be 10). Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 in the St. John's Methodist Church at Avon with rev. Odell Matthis, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Elizabeth City at 4;15 p.m. Twiford Funeral home in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 3, 1968)

Eddie Leigh Hooper

STUMPY POINT, NC - Eddie Leigh Hooper, 60, of Stumpy Point, NC, died Thursday, November 18, 2004 in a Wayne County, NC hospital. Mr. Hooper, born in Norfolk, VA, was a Commercial Fisherman and was a veteran, having served in the U. S. Marine Corp. He was the son of Melva Wise Hooper of Stumpy Point, NC and the late Horace Brantley Hooper, Sr.  Besides his mother, Mr. Hooper is survived by a daughter, Ellie Tate-Hooper, U.S. Air Force, Japan; a son, Sean Hooper of Manteo, NC; a brother, Horace B. Hooper, Jr. and wife, Verna of Kill Devil Hills, NC; and a niece, Amanda Hooper.  Funeral services will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church, Stumpy Point, on Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Debbie Grossman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, November 20, 2004)

E. [Edgar] Marvin Hooper

E. Marvin Hooper, 76, a resident of Stumpy Point for 75 years, died Sunday night [Aug. 18, 1957] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Calvin Watson, in Norfolk, Virginia, where he was spending the summer. He had had a heart ailment for some time and died four hours after an attack Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted at Stumpy Point Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon and burial will be in the community cemetery. Mr. Hooper, a native of Dare County, was a merchant and Texaco distributor here for 35 years, doing business with his brother, the late L.W. Hooper, as Hooper Brothers. He was a member of the local Methodist Church, serving 40 years as chairman of the official board. He married Miss Caddie Mason, who died two years ago. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. A.J. Osborne and Mrs. C.W. Watson of Norfolk, and Mrs. E.R. Meekins of Robbins; one brother, F.J. Hooper of Elizabeth City; one sister: Mrs. Bettie Nixon of Stumpy Point; and 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - unknown date)

Edgar Ormond Hooper

BUXTON--Edgar Ormond Hooper was born in Stumpy Point on April 10, 1916 to John Edgar and Annie Miller Hooper and lived most of his life in the place he loved best, Buxton. He died October 22 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh following a brief illness. A funeral service will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. and the family will receive friends at the home in Buxton from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Edgar was a loving husband and caregiver to his beloved wife, Laura Powers Hooper, who preceded him in death in 1997. He was a loving father and grandfather and is survived by his three children and their families: son, Buddy Hooper and wife Lisa and children Chase and Avery of Buxton; son John Robert Hooper and wife Tracey and children Abby and Amber of Buxton; and daughter Katherine Ann Smith and husband Bill and son Will of Raleigh. Edgar was very active in the community he loved, and served a number of organizations including the Buxton United Methodist Church, the Cape Hatteras Angler's Club, the Cape Hatteras Water Association, and the Buxton Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a veteran of WWII and served in the Pacific, and after the war built a family business in Buxton. He was a member of the Sudan Shrine Temple, AAONMS, in New Bern. Twiford's Island Chapel is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001; pg. 9A)

Edith Meekins Hooper

MANTEO - Edith Meekins Hooper, 97, of Manteo, died Saturday, Aug. 31, in a Chesapeake, Va. Hospital. Mrs. Hooper was born in Stumpy Point and was a retired school teacher, teaching in Dare and Camden Counties and was retired from civil service. She was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church and a graduated of East Carolina University. Mrs. Hooper was the daughter of the late Davis Littleton and Mary Rebecca Mason Meekins and the widow of William Sherrill Hooper. She is survived by her daughter, Marietta Hooper Trainor of Manteo; two grandsons: Major Irving Hooper, Jr. of Stumpy Point and William Dowe Hooper of Kill Devil Hills; one great-granddaughter, Candice Noel Hooper of Kill Devil Hills. Funeral services were held Sept. 1 in the Twiford Colony Chapel by the Rev. Dwight Burrus. A graveside service was held in the New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 3, 1997)

Edward Agustus Hooper

SALVO - Edward Agustus Hooper, 91, of Salvo,  died Monday April 22, 2013 in Nags Head.  Mr. Hooper was born in Salvo and was the son of the late Garland A. and Maria Hooper Hooper. He worked for over 20 years as Postmaster of the United States Post Office Salvo and was a member of Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church.   Surviving are his brother and dearest friend William Bryan Hooper of Salvo and numerous nieces, nephews and their children and many friends. Mr. Hooper was also predeceased by his sister Myrtle H. Barnett and his brothers Floyd Hooper and Leslie Hooper.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo, Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 3:00p.m. by Rev. Chris Noble. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Edward F. Hooper

SALVO, N.C. - The Rev. Edward F. Hooper, 73, retired pastor of Salvo Holiness Church and also a retired guide, died Monday [Feb. 10, 1975]  in a Norfolk hospital. He retired from the church in 1971 and as a guide for Gull Allen Hungtinton Lodge in 1969. He was a member of East Lake United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons: Burtis B. Hooper and Elvin L. Hooper; two sisters: Mrs. Mariah H. Hooper and Mrs. Lucy H. Hooper; and a brother, Luther Hooper, all of Salvo; and two grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, with burial in East Lake Methodist Church Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Edward O. Hooper

Edward O. Hooper, aged 80 years died at 108 Dyer Street Sunday afternoon [July 6, 1919] at about 5 o'clock following a stroke of cerebral apoplexy.  The funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the home by Rev. J.M. Ormond, his pastor, and interment was made in Hollywood Cemetery.  Mr. Hooper is survived by his wife Mrs. Edward O. Hooper [Mary Elizabeth Midgett Hooper]; by two daughters: Mrs. N.W. Dailey and Mrs. D.M. Pugh, of this city; and by two sons: E.O. Hooper, Jr. of Seagull and J.A. Hooper of this city.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, July 11, 1919; pg. 5)

EDWARD O. HOOPER DEAD - Edward O. Hooper, aged 80 years died at 108 Dyer Street Sunday afternoon [July 6, 1919] at about 5 o'clock following a stroke of cerebral apoplexy.  The funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the home by Rev. J.M. Ormond, his pastor, and interment was made in Hollywood Cemetery.  Mr. Hooper is survived by his wife Mrs. Edward O. Hooper [Mary Elizabeth Midgett Hooper]; by two daughters: Mrs. N.W. Dailey and Mrs. D.M. Pugh, of this city; and by two sons: E.O. Hooper, Jr. of Seagull and J.A. Hooper of this city.  Mr. Hooper was for 35 years a member of the Coast Guard.  For 28 years he was the keeper of the Little Kennekeet station.  When he retired ten years ago he moved to Elizabeth City to live.  He was a member of the Masonic Order and was buried with Masonic honors.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, July 18, 1919; pg. 10)

Edward O. Hooper

NORFOLK, VA. - Edward O. Hooper, 79, of 5100 Windermere Ave., died Thursday [Sept. 9, 1964] at 5 a.m. in a hospital. He was the husband of Mrs. Missouri Guard Hooper. A native of Dare County, N.C., he lived in Norfolk for 20 years. He was retired from the Coast Guard and was a member of Norview Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World Wars I and II. Besides his widow, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Midgett of Norfolk; three sons: William W. and Norman G. Hooper of Norfolk, and Dalton D. Hooper of Rodanthe, N.C.; two sisters: Mrs. Luda Waterfield and Mrs. Emma Crouch of Norfolk; four brothers: (rest of paper is cut off)  (unknown newspaper)

Edwin Luther Hooper

Edwin Luther Hooper, 69, died Wednesday night [Oct. 10, 1957] in the Veterans Hospital at Kecoughtan, Va. after an illness of several months. He was a native of Dare County and resided in Stumpy Point all of his life. he was the son of the Late Jerry M. and Bethany C. Mekins Hooper. He was a commercial fisherman, veteran of WWI and a member of the Stumpy Point Methodist Church. He is survived by two brothers: Arthur M. Hooper of Elizabeth City and Alfred B. Hooper of Stumpy Point. The body was removed to the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo pending completion of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 11, 1957)

Funeral services for Edwin Luther Hooper who died Wednesday night in the Veteran Hospital in Kecoughtan, Va., were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Stumpy Point Methodist Church by the Rev. G.M. Kelly, pastor. "Home Over There", "Nearer To the Heart of God" and I Will Sing You a Song" were sung by Mrs. Eloise Monette, Mrs. Belle Payne, Mrs. Doris Twiford, Mrs. Gertrude Wise, C.E. Payne, and Floyde Hooper. Mrs. G.M. Kelly accompanied at the organ. "Beautiful River" was sung at the graveside. The casket was covered with a pall made of red and white carnations and glads.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 14, 1957)

Eleanora Worth Hooper

SALVO - Mrs. Eleanora Worth Hooper, 63, of Salvo, died Sunday [Oct. 17, 1971] at 5 a.m. at the family residence after a long illness. She was a native of Bayeville, N.J. and lived in Salvo for the past 47 years. She was a member of East Lake Holiness Church and was the daughter of the late Caleb and Mrs. Ella Pease Worth. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Edward F. Hooper; two sons: Burtis B. Hooper and Elvin L. Hooper, both of Salvo; two sisters: Mrs. Laura Hulse of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Murial Allway of Trenton, N.J.; two brothers: Linwood Worth and Caleb Worth, both of Brigantine, N.J.; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in East Lake Holiness Church by Dr. L. Sigsbee Miller and Rev. Mrs. Louise Leary. Burial will follow in East Lake cemetery. The body will be carried from Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo to the church and lie in state one hour prior to services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - unknown date)

Elizabeth Golften Hooper

Elizabeth Golften Hooper, 84, of Kitty Hawk, NC, passed away on December 29, 2005.  Mrs. Hooper was the widow of Tom A. Hooper. She is survived by two sisters; Edith Bradley and Delores Lewis; one brother, N.F. Jennette; three sons; Ronnie Tolson, Larry Tolson and Ricky Hooper; twelve grandchildren; Edwina Tolson, Georgina Nelson, Patricia Tolson Campion, Edgar Leon Tolson, Jr., Larry Hughes Tolson, Eric Tolson, Melissa Tolson, Shannon Binetta, Ryan Tolson, Kelly Tolson, Jessica Hooper, and Ian Hooper; nine great-grandchildren among other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by one son, Edgar Leon Tolson, Sr.  Before retiring to Kitty Hawk, NC, Elizabeth was a long-time resident of Virginia Beach, VA. There, she was a well-known slip-cover seamstress dedicated to her customers. She continued to use her talents in Kitty Hawk by serving charitably for Stumpy Point Shiloh United Methodist Church and Stumpy Point Volunteer Fire Department. Elizabeth will be best remembered as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.  A celebration of life will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church on Monday, January 2, 2006 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Sue Harris officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, on Sunday, January 1, 2006 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 1, 2006; pg. 10A)

Elroy Jones Hooper

Elroy Jones Hooper, 67, of Elizabeth City, died Monday [Sept. 3, 1962] at Albemarle Hospital after an illness of 4 days. A native of Dare County, he was a grocery man In Elizabeth City 40 years. He was a son of Franklin Jones and Mrs. Etta Johnson Hooper. He was the husband of Mrs. Nan Meekins Hooper. An army veteran of World War I, he was a member of City Road Methodist Church. Besides his widow, surviving are 2 daughters: Mrs. Etta Parrott of Westfield, N.J. and Mrs. Faye Jones of Elizabeth City; a son, Elroy Jones Hooper; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Meekins; three brothers, Merit A. Hooper, Stuart E. Hooper and Julian A. Hooper, all of Elizabeth City; 10 grandchildren. A funeral service was conducted Tuesday in City Road Methodist Church by the Rev. Graham Nickens. Burial was in Westlawn Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 7, 1962)

Elroy Jones Hooper, Jr.

KITTY HAWK, N.C. - Elroy Jones Hooper, Jr., 82, of Kitty Hawk, died Monday, August 16, 2004, in Nags Head. Mr. Hooper was born in Elizabeth City and owned Hooper Tile Company for 40 years. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and Eureka Masonic Lodge #317 AF&AM and was a Shriner. Mr. Hooper served his country honorably during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp 13th Air Service Group as a Captain and was First Post Commander of VFW Post # 6060 Elizabeth City.  Mr. Hooper was the son of the late Elroy and Nancy Meekins Hooper, Sr. and the husband of Wanda Miller Hooper.  Besides his wife surviving are one daughter; Carol Hooper Gaither of Wilmington, N.C., two sons; Thomas Maynard Hooper of Issaquah, Washington and Timothy Franklin Hooper of Kitty Hawk, one sister; Etta Hooper Parrott of Kitty Hawk and three grandchildren; Charles Thomas Hooper, Timothy Franklin Hooper, Jr. and Kathryn Elizabeth Gaither. Mr. Hooper was preceded in death by a son; Elroy Jones Hooper, III and a sister; Faye Hooper Jones.  A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, August 19, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. in West Lawn Cemetery by The Rev. Ricki Steenstra.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Hooper Family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Evelenor Hooper

NORFOLK - Mrs. Evelenor Hooper, 84, of 1742 LaSalle Ave., widow of William Edward Hooper and daughter of Andrew Shanklin and Louisa Midgett Hooper, died in her home Saturday at 11 a.m. A native of Stumpy Point, she had lived in Norfolk and Chesapeake for 22 years. She was a member of Stumpy Point Methodist Church. Surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Dellon Roberson of Norfolk and Mrs. Everett Woodward of Chesapeake. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in Stumpy Point Methodist Church by the Rev. W.L. Barbee, pastor, Burial will follow in Stumpy Point Cemetery. The body will be carried from Twiford Funeral Home, Norfolk, to the church one hour prior to services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 20, 1967)

Florence Burrus Barnett Hooper

SALVO - Florence Burrus Barnett Hooper, 89, of Salvo, died, Sunday, September 19, 2004 in Elizabeth City, N.C. Mrs. Hooper was born in Frisco and was retired from the Hatteras Island Hotel where she worked in house keeping for over 30 years. She was the daughter of the late Gertrude and Courtney Whedbee Barnett and the wife of the late Jimmie Hooper. Surviving are one daughter, Elsie H. Hooper of Salvo and one son, William Wellington Hooper of Gwynn Island, Va., one sister, Janie Hooper of Salvo, two brothers, Jackie Barnett and George Barnett both of Frisco, 5 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Hooper was predeceased by her daughter, Kay Hooper, her sister, Christine Williams and three brothers, Bertie Barnett, Sherman Barnett and Bennie Barnett. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. in the Salvo Assembly of God by the Rev. Neel Keller and Suzie Fitch-Slater. Burial will be in the Hooper Family Cemetery in Salvo. Friends may join the family at the Salvo Assembly of God Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Hooper family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 21, 2004)

Florine Pugh Hooper

STUMPY POINT - Florine Pugh Hooper, age 62, widow of Lorenzy D. Hooper, died Wednesday night October 5, 1966 in her home after a sudden illness. She was a native of Manteo and a resident of Stumpy Point for 55 years. She was the daughter of Major C. and Mrs. Maggie Elizabeth Hayes Pugh. Survivors include two sons: Horace Hooper of Stumpy Point and Major M.I. Hooper of the Air Force in St. Louis, Mo.; three daughters: Mrs. Hazel Bell of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. John Zachary of Virginia Beach, Va. and Mrs. Doris Twiford of Stumpy Point; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted October 8 in Shiloh Methodist Church by the Rev. W.L. Barbee. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, October 7, 1966)

STUMPY POINT - Funeral services for Mrs. Florine Pugh Hooper who died Wednesday night at her home here, were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in Shiloh Methodist Church by the rev. W.L. Barbee, pastor. "God's Tomorrow" was sung by Mrs. Grace Gray, Mrs. Retta Gray, Floyd Hooper and Frank Cahoon. Mrs. Gertrude Craddock accompanied at the organ. At the grave, the choir sang "A Christian's Goodnight". The casket pall consisted of red and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Troy Hooper, Jasper Hooper, Archie Hooper, McCoy Hooper, Charles Elmer Meekins and Edgar Hooper. Burial followed in Stumpy Point Cemetery.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 9, 1966)

Floyd Lenwood Hooper

STUMPY POINT - Floyd Lenwood Hooper, 79, died Sept. 2, in a Washington, N.C. hospital. A native of Stumpy Point, he was the son of the late Melton and Maude Wise Hooper. He was retired from civil service with the naval bombing range at Stumpy Point, and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of the Berkley Masonic Lodge #0167 of Chesapeake, Va. and a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church, Stumpy Point. Surviving are his wife, Grace Wineken Hooper of the home; one daughter, Joanne Sutton of Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Eloise Monett of Stumpy Point; two brothers, Milton Hooper of Stumpy Point and Tom A. Hooper of Southern Shores; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Shiloh United Methodist Church on Sept. 4 by the Rev. Clarence O'Briant and the Rev. Gene Wood. Burial followed in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens near Manteo. Twiford's Colony Chapel of Manteo was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 6, 1990)

Floyd Wilbur Hooper

SALVO - Floyd Wilbur Hooper, 65, died Monday night [July 26, 1982] in the Albemarle Hospital following a short illness.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Salvo.  Mr. Hooper was retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation, Ferry Division, as a night watchman.  He was a member of the Salvo Assembly of God Church.  He was the son of the late Garland and Mrs. Maria Hooper and the husband of Mrs. Courtney Barnett Hooper of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Miss Donna D. Hooper of the home and Mrs. Dean H. Bruce of Cowpens, S.C.; three brothers: Edward Hooper and Leslie Hooper, both of Salvo, and William Hooper of Norfolk, Va.; and two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Salvo Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Louise Leary, the Rev. David Daniels, and Ms. Shirley Hinson.  Burial will follow in the Barnett Family Cemetery, Frisco.  The body was carried from Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, to the church Wednesday afternoon to lie in state until the time of the funeral.  (unknown newspaper)

Frances Mason Hooper

STUMPY POINT - Mrs. Frances Mason Hooper, 92, died Thursday morning at 8:15 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Wise. She was a native of Stumpy Point and resided there all of her life. She was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church at Stumpy Point, the wife of the late C. Irvin Hooper and daughter of the late Samuel W. and Mary Midgett Mason. Mrs. Hooper is survived by five sons, John E. Hooper of Buxton, Clavin and Beamon Hooper of Stumpy Point, Lonnie Hooper of Elizabeth City and Albert Hooper of Norfolk; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Wise and Mrs. Evelyn Meekins of Stumpy Point; 24 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 in the Shiloh Methodist Church by the Rev. Rufus Smithson, pastor. Burial will follow in the Stumpy Point Cemetery. The body will be taken from the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo to the church 1 hour prior to the services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, Oct. 11, 1963)

Mrs. Frances Mason Hooper, 92, died Thursday morning in Stumpy Point at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Wise, with whom she made her home. Her death followed a lingering illness. Mrs. Hooper was the widow of the late Irvin Hooper of Stumpy Point. She is survived by five sons: John E. Hooper of Buxton, Calvin and Beamon Hooper of Stumpy Point, Lonnie Hooper of Elizabeth City and Elbert Hooper of Norfolk, Va.; two daughters: Mrs. Gertrude Wise and Mrs. Evelyn Meekins of Stumpy Point; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 12 g-g-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday October 12 in Shiloh Methodist Church by the Rev. Rufus Smithson with burial in the Stumpy Point Cemetery.  (Unknown newspaper)

Franklin Jones Hooper

Franklin Jones Hooper, 92, died Friday [Aug. 24, 1962] in Albemarle Hospital after a long illness. A native of Stumpy Point, Dare County, he lived in Elizabeth City for the past 43 years. He was the son of the late Lorenzo and Bethane Hooper and husband of Mrs. Nannie Aydlett Hooper. He was a member of City Road Methodist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Meekins; four sons: Elroy J. Hooper, Sr., Merritt A. Hooper, Sr., Steward Hooper and Julian A. Hooper of Elizabeth City; a sister, Mrs. Bettie Nixon of Stumpy Point; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Twiford Funeral Home by the Rev. C.G. Nickens of City Road Methodist Church. Burial was in New Hollywood Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Merritt Hooper, Jr. Elroy Hooper, Jr., Cleveland Hooper, Elmer Hooper, Jr., Ray Jones, Carl Parrott and Major Hooper. The casket was covered with a pall of red carnations and white mums. During the service Marvin Seymour, Jr. sang "Lord I Am Coming Home" and Mrs. C.G. Nickens sang "Safe In the Arms of Jesus". They were accompanied at the organ by Mrs. W.E. Scott.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Monday, August 27, & Friday, August 31, 1962)

Garland Augustus Hooper

Garland Augustus Hooper, 74, of Salvo, husband of Mrs. Maria Hooper, died in a Norfolk hospital Saturday [June 25, 1966] at 2:40 a.m. A native of Waves, he was a resident of Salvo most of his life. He retired from the Coast Guard in 1940 after 20 years. He was a member of Assembly of God Church. Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Barnett of Salvo; four sons: Floyd Hooper, Edward Hooper and Leslie Hooper of Salvo, and William B. Hooper of Norfolk; three half-brothers: Robert Austin of Southport, Richard Austin of Salvo, and Earl Ray Austin of Chesapeake; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Sunday at 3 p.m. in Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Mrs. Louise Leary. Burial was in Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Goldie Marie Baker Hooper

Goldie Marie Baker Hooper, 102, of Elizabeth City, N.C., died Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Carolina House of Elizabeth City. She was born in Pasquotank County, N.C., the daughter of the late James Benjamin and Elizabeth Long Baker, and was the widow of Merritt A. Hooper. She was a member of City Road Methodist Church, and the Golden Circle Sunday School Class, a past-president of the United Methodist Women, a past district secretary of literature and publications for the United Methodist Women, and a former Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Hooper was a former public school teacher in Pasquotank and Camden counties, a member of the Matoaca Council #10 Degree of the Pocahontas, and a former member of the Elizabeth City Lions Club's Women's Auxiliary. Mrs. Hooper is survived by her son, Merritt A. Hooper Jr. and wife, Connie of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; two grandsons, Douglas D. Hooper of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Merritt A. Hooper III of Kitty Hawk, N.C. and a great-grandson, Owen Blake Hooper of Elizabeth City, N.C. Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Hooper was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Charles McKenzie officiating. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] -  Monday, July 24, 2006)

Grace Wineken Hooper

STUMPY POINT - Grace Wineken Hooper, 99, passed peacefully June 4, 2011. She served as a teacher and principal for 38 years after graduating from Guilford College in Greensboro in 1932. She was recently inducted into East Carolina University's Educators Hall of Fame. Active in her church, Shiloh United Methodist, she held the positions of secretary and treasurer for more than 60 years, was heavily involved in the church's Woman's Society and was a very active member of her community's many events. She was well known for her delicious Southern recipes, which will be carried on for generations. Grandmama was predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, Floyd L. Hooper; infant daughter, Jerri Lynn; beloved daughter, JoAnne Sutton; granddaughter, Jerri Sutton; and brother, Paul Wineken. She leaves behind her cherished granddaughters, Bonnie Dudley and husband Buddy of Chesapeake, Ellen Fritz and husband Marc of Virginia Beach; Valerie Sutton of Chesapeake; one grandson, Adam Sutton of Chesapeake; two great-granddaughters, Nikki Holmes and husband Chris of Chesapeake, Brittany Wood of Virginia Beach; and great-great-grandchildren, Taylor Elizabeth and Trace Alexander Holmes. Until just recently, Grandmama lived alone and was such an inspiration to all of us who knew and loved her. Her spunk and tenacity will be forever remembered. She will be terribly missed but we are comforted knowing she has been reunited with her loved ones who have gone before. The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to Grandmama's friends and neighbors for all their kindness and generosity over the past years. Mr. Dal, we are forever indebted to you for your wonderful service and friendship to Gracie. She thought of you as her son. We will be eternally grateful. The family will receive visitors at the home of Valerie Sutton, 628 Oak Grove Road, Chesapeake, today June 6, between the hours of 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The viewing will be at Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo Tuesday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. A celebrations of her life will be held Wednesday, June 8, at 11 a.m. in Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stumpy Point, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Gene Wood.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, June 6, 2011)

Hattie Austin Hooper

SALVO, March 28 - Mrs. Hattie Austin Hooper, 83, died Thursday morning [Mar. 27, 1958] at 11 o'clock at the family residence in Salvo following an illness of 4 years. She was a native of Hatteras and had been living at Salvo for the past 64 years. She was the daughter of the late Wallace and Lora Austin and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her husband, Aaron W. Hooper of Salvo; three daughters: Mrs. Garland Hooper, Mrs. William Hinnant and Mrs. Lucy Midgett, all of Salvo; two sons: Rev. Edward Hooper of Salvo and Luther Hooper of Manteo; one brother, Sam Austin of Salvo; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  (unknown newspaper)

SALVO, March 31--Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Austin Hooper, who died at the residence in Salvo, were conducted at the Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Louise Leary at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The casket was covered with a pall of pink glads, purple stock and fern. "Wonderful Peace" and Take My Hand" were sung by the Rev. Louise Leary and Edward Hooper. "When They Ring Those Golden Bells" and "On Jordan's Stormy Banks" were sung by the church choir accompanied by Edward Hooper at the piano. Pallbearers were Ray Austin, Dick Austin, Dewey Midgett, Cecil Midgett, Asa Gray, Jr. and Woodrow Edwards. Burial followed in the family plot at Salvo.  (unknown newspaper)

 Horace Brantley Hooper, Jr.

NORTH CAROLINA - Horace Brantley Hooper, Jr. passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Horace Brantley Hooper, Sr. and Melba Wise Hooper; brother, Eddie Leigh Hooper.  He graduated from Manteo High School and attended East Carolina University. He was the original owner/operator of Currituck Crab Company and continued to harvest soft shell crabs well into his retirement.  Hoop was an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman. He loved a good joke and kept those around him laughing. Hoop never knew a stranger, welcoming everyone into his home. He was a genuine friend to all he knew.  He is survived by the loves of his life: bride of 52 years, Verna Mann Hooper; daughter, Amanda Hooper Walters; granddaughters Kira Leigh Walters and Alanna Eleanor Walters; and his devoted Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Babe.  Hoop's body was donated to the University of Virginia.  The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 pm, Friday March 7 at 1944 Colington Road.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, March 4, 2014)

 Horace Brantley Hooper, Sr.
[Submitted by Pat Twiford Vestal]

Hoyle Justice Hooper

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Hoyle Justice Hooper, 71, died January 26 at Warrenton Overlook Nursing Home. He was born in Stumpy Point. Mr. Hooper was A U.S. Army veteran of WW II and was a Methodist. He was a retired construction worker. Surviving are 2 brothers: Lorman Hooper of Chesapeake, Va. and Charlie Hooper of Manassas, Va. Graveside services will be held Jan. 29 in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Frank Jennings officiating.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 28, 1993)

Isaac Littleton Hooper

Isaac Littleton Hooper, aged 84, died at the residence at 719 Graydon Avenue, yesterday morning [Sept. 27, 1942] at 3 o'clock after a short illness. he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. R.B. Holland and Mrs. J. Percell Cunningham, both of Norfolk; a son, Charles M. Hooper of Virginia Beach; and 6 grandchildren. Mr. Hooper was a native of Avon, N.C. and had been a resident of Norfolk for 20 years. The body will be forwarded from the Hollomon0Brown Funeral Home to Avon this morning for funeral services this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Janie C. Hooper

Janie C. Hooper, 93, of Salvo, died Wednesday December 5, 2012 in Rodanthe.  Mrs. Hooper was born in Frisco and worked for 35 years for Hatteras Island Resort and was a member of Clarkes-Bethel United Methodist Church in Salvo.  She was predeceased by her parents Gertrude and Courtney W. Barnett and her husband Floyd W. Hooper.  Surviving are her daughters,  Dean H. Bruce and Donna D. Hooper both of Salvo; her brother, Jackie Barnett of Frisco; two granddaughters  Shirley Kornegay and Loretta Lynn Bruce; and two great-grandchildren, Floyd Kornegay and Ethan Kornegay. Also surviving is her niece Elsie Hooper of Salvo.  A celebration of life will be held at Little Grove United Methodist Church in Frisco, Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Roger Barnett and Rev. Dwight Burrus. Burial will follow in the Barnett Family Cemetery in Frisco.  Friends may join the family at Little Grove United Methodist Church on Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jasper Sheldon Hooper

Jasper Sheldon “Jack” Hooper, 88, of Stumpy Point, died on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at his residence. Born in Stumpy Point, he was the son of the late Ruel Beaman Hooper and Lula Virginia Midgett Hooper and was the widower of Mamie Lou “Louise” Hooper. He was a retired commercial fisherman, former owner/operator of Hooper & Son Grocery and Texaco Distributor, a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II, a member of Manteo Lodge #521 AF & AM and was a Shriner.  Mr. Hooper is survived by two daughters, Carol Hooper of the residence and Colleen Hooper Myers and husband, Gerald of Kitty Hawk; a son, Jay Hooper and wife, Tracy of Stumpy Point; six grandchildren, Renee Burrus and husband, Darren, Beaman Hines and wife, Karole, Shelby Hines, Acey Hines and companion, Charlene, Carrie Ulmer and husband, Wayne, and Cody Hooper; ten great grandchildren, Ashley Burrus, Adrian Burrus, Beaman Lee Hines, Jr., Annaleigh Hines, Shelby Hines, Jr., Devon Hines, Abigale Hines, Jesse, Jaylen Ulmer, and Robin Hooper; a foster daughter, Patricia Rich Roughton and husband, Joe; four foster grandchildren and ten foster great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM at  Shiloh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Pam Stoffel and Teresa Davis. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Sunday from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jean Selby Gibbs Hooper

Mrs. Jean Selby Gibbs Hooper, 41, of Virginia Beach, Va., died at her residence Thursday night of last week [Feb. 19, 1970] after a short illness. She was a native of Engelhard and had been living in Virginia Beach for the past several years. She was a member of the Haygood United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of Mrs. Eva Selby of Engelhard and the late Hubert Selby and wife of Ivey H. Hooper of Virginia Beach. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by two daughters, Miss Katrina Gibbs and Miss Lori Gibbs of Virginia Beach; two sons, Joshua V. Gibbs, Jr. and Roy Glenn Gibbs of Virginia Beach; one sister, Mrs. Donna Credle of Engelhard; one brother, David Selby of Stumpy Point. Funeral services were conducted Saturday in Shiloh Methodist Church, Stumpy Point by the Rev. Willie Evans, pastor of the Stumpy Point Church, and the Rev. J.G. Grimes of Swan Quarter. Burial was in the Stumpy Point Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 26, 1970)

Jimmie Hooper

NORFOLK, VA, Jan. 18 - Jimmie Hooper, 50, seaman of Salvo, died on the way to a Norfolk Hospital Tuesday [Jan. 17, 1961] after suffering a heart attack aboard the Curtis Bay Towing Co. tug "Atlas". A lifelong resident of Salvo, he was a son of Mrs. Della Hooper Midgett of Salvo and the late Leonard H. Hooper. He was a member of Clark's Bethel Methodist Church in Salvo. Besides his widow and mother, surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Elsie Hooper And Miss Kay Hooper Of Salvo; one son, William W. Hooper, USCG; one brother, Edward B. Hooper of Norfolk; four sisters: Mrs. Eliza Midgett of Norfolk, Mrs. Pearl Twiford of Kill Devil Hills, Mrs. Gladys Gallop of Virginia Beach, Va. and Mrs. Eileen Ricks of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo pending funeral arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

MANTEO, Jan. 23 - Funeral services for Jimmie Hooper, who died Tuesday on the way to a Norfolk hospital, were conducted Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the family residence in Salvo by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor of the Salvo Methodist Church. The church choir sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken". Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cahoon sang "How Great Thou Art" and Mrs. Dan Leary sang "Beyond the Sunset" at the grave in the family cemetery. The casket was covered with a pall of red and white carnations. Active pallbearers were Cecil Midgett, Raymond Midgett, Herbert Midgett, Luther Midgett, John Herbert, and Dalton Hooper.  (unknown newspaper)

John Edgar Hooper

IN BUXTON - John Edgar Hooper, 91, died at his residence in Buxton Friday [Feb. 19, 1982] following an illness of 2 months. He was a native of Stumpy Point and lived in Buxton for 35 years. Mr. Hooper was the former owner and operator of the Lighthouse View Motel in Buxton and was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:00 in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor. Burial followed in the Miller Family Cemetery in Buxton.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras was in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Hooper was the son of the late Irving and Mrs. Frances Mason Hooper and the husband of Mrs. Annie Millie Hooper of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Edgar O. Hooper; two sisters: Mrs. Evelyn Meekins of Stumpy Point and Mrs. Gertrude Craddock of Manns Harbor, N.C.; three brothers: Beamon Hooper of Stumpy Point, N.C., Lonnie Hooper of Elizabeth City, N.C. and Elbert Hooper of Norfolk, Va.; three grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, February 24, 1982; pg. 11)

Johnny Burgess Hooper

Johnny Burgess Hooper, 65, of Salvo, died Friday, January 21, 2011, in Norfolk, VA.  Mr. Hooper was born in Norfolk and was a retired contractor and commercial fisherman.  He attended Lifeboat Community Church and in his youth was a member of Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church.  Johnny served as  a Scout Master for 15 years with Boy Scouts of America Troop 179 and Fire Chief for Salvo Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a former president of Dare County EMS when it was an all volunteer service.  He was the son of the late Edward Burgess Hooper and Zenovah Catherine O’Neal Hooper of Salvo and was the husband of Linda Torge Hooper of the home.  Besides his wife and mother, surviving are two daughters, Cassandra Linda Moore and husband Hal of Kill Devil Hills and Tiffany June Wyche and husband Brandon of Durham, NC; one son, Johnny B. Hooper, II and wife Angel of Salvo; Eight grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Ciera, Jacquelyn, Addie, Noah, Jonah and Luke. Sister In Law, Paula Borum, Brother In Law, Mark Torge and Pete Torge.  A celebration of life will be in Liberty Christian Fellowship, Monday, January 24, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Steve Simmons, Dwight Burrus, John Hobbs, David Daniels and Jim Blise. Burial will be in the Hooper Cemetery in Salvo.  Friends may join the family for a time of visitation at Lifeboat Community Church, Highway 12 in Salvo, Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  (Twivford Funeral Home)

Laura Mae Powers Hooper

BUXTON - Laura Mae Powers Hooper, 74, of Buxton, died Tuesday, June 10, in Raleigh. She was the wife of Edgar Ormand Hooper of Buxton. Mrs. Hooper was born in Winston-Salem and was a resident of Buxton for 49 years. She was a retired high school home economics teacher and was an active member of The Buxton United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hooper was the daughter of Howard Edward and Katherine Bissett Powers. Besides her husband, Mrs. Hooper is survived by one daughter, Katherine Ann Hooper Smith of Raleigh; two sons: John Robert Hooper and Buddy Hooper, both of Buxton; two sisters: Peggy Goodrum of Cary and Katherine Roberts of Appleton, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Abigale, Chase, Avery and William. Funeral services will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on June 13 with the Rev. Jim Huskins and the Rev. Keigh Roberts. Burial will be in the Miller Family Cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 12, 1997)

Leonard H. Hooper

Leonard H. Hooper, 71, died Thursday afternoon [July 6, 1950] at his home in Salvo, Dare County, at 4:45 after an illness of six months. He was a native and lifelong resident of Salvo and husband of Della Pugh Hooper, son of the late William and Mary Eliza Hooper and a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Salvo. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Burgess and Jim Hooper of Salvo; four daughters, Mrs. Eliza Midgett, Mrs. Gladys Gallop and Mrs. Eileen Ricks all of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Pearl Twiford of Kill Devil Hills; one brother, Edward Hooper of Rodanthe; one sister, Mrs. Bethany Rollinson of Portsmouth, Va. and 11 grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 7, 1950)

Leslie Moore Hooper

SALVO, NC - Captain Leslie Moore Hooper, 76, of 27204 Shell Road, Salvo, NC, died Saturday, December 20, 2003 at his residence. He was born in Salvo, NC to the late Garland and Maria Hooper and was the husband of Elsie Hooper of the residence. He was retired from the N.C.D.O.T. having served as a ferry boat captain for 33 years, was a member of the Salvo Assembly of God, a founding member of the Salvo Volunteer Fire Department, a volunteer driver for Dare County, and a member of the Friends of the Elizabeth II.  Besides his wife, Mr. Hooper is survived by two daughters, Sharon Hooper Tillett and husband Hoyt of Wanchese, NC and Bertie Kay Midgett and husband I.D., Jr. of Waves, NC; one son, Jimmie Hooper and wife Jenny of Salvo, NC; two brothers, Edward Hooper and William Hooper both of Salvo, NC; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 11:00 AM at the Salvo Assembly of God by the Revs. Dwight Burrus, Ronnie Midgett, and Susan Slater. Burial will follow at the family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and at other times at the residence.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 23, 2003; pg. 16A)

Lewis Woodard Hooper

MANTEO, Feb. 22 - Lewis Woodard Hooper, 63, died Tuesday [Feb. 21, 1961] night at 9:20 at the residence in Manns Harbor following an illness of 10 months. He was a native of Stumpy Point and had lived at Manns Harbor for the past 19 years. He was the son of the late Adolphus W. and Susan Mason Hooper, an employee of the State Highway Commission and was the captain on the Alligator River ferry. He formerly worked for the Norfolk Navy Yard and was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church at Stumpy Point. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Calla lee Mann Hooper; 6 daughters: Mrs. Don Williams of Lynwood, Washington, Mrs. Nina Midgett and Mrs. R. Celdon Francis of Manteo, Mrs. Preston Lee Kelly of Manns Harbor, Mrs. David Guidry of Morgan City, Louisana, and Mrs. William M. Umphlett of Norfolk; one son, Horace Lee Hooper of Manteo; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Guard of Elizabeth City; 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Twiford Funeral Home pending completion of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Feb. 23, 1961)

MANNS HARBOR, Feb. 24 - Funeral services for Lewis Woodard Hooper, who died Tuesday night at the family residence in Manns Harbor, were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles R. Olson, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Harold Leatherman. "Farther Along" and "The Last Mile of the Way" were sung by the church choir. A solo, "Ivory Palaces" was sung by Johnnie Long. Mrs. Jessie Baum accompanied at the organ. The casket was covered with a pall made of red and white carnations and fern. Active pallbearers were Earl Ray Mann, Jaccie Burrus, Huff Mann, Dick Best, Calvin Hooper, and Beamon Hooper. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Feb. 24, 1961)

Lisa Sterling Owens Hooper

BUXTON - Lisa Sterling Owens Hooper, 47, passed way at her home in Buxton surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, October 27, 2007. She is survived by her husband, Buddy Hooper; her son, Chase Powers Hooper; and her daughter, Avery Sterling Hooper all of the home. Also surviving are her parents, R.V. “Bobby” and Sarah Owens; her brother and his wife, R.V. and Julie Owens and their children, Shannon Owens and Bo Owens; sister-in-law and her husband, Katherine Ann and Bill Smith and their son, Will Smith; brother-in-law and his wife, John and Tracey Hooper and their daughters, Abby Hooper, Laura Hooper, and Amber Schultz; aunts and uncles: Clara Mae and Lionel Shannon, Jr., Marie Ratchford, Elsie Williams, Dorris Fry; Sally and Phil Scarborough, Saint Clair and Bea Basnight, Della Basnight, and Marc Basnight; cousins: Peaches and Jim Eckhardt, Roy Wescott, Jr., Eddie and Joanne Alford, Kathy Urick, Hannon and Lisa Fry, Claudia and Brian Harrington, Fields and Becky Scarborough, Sara Dee and Lee Wise, Pam Jones, Moncie Daniels, Thomas Daniels, Karl Daniels, Vicki Basnight and Caroline Basnight. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clara Mae and R.V. Owens, Sr. and Edwin J. Alford, Sr. and Cora Mae Basnight; cousin Bubbles Daniels, and a special aunt, Sandy Basnight. In addition to her large extended family, Lisa also leaves a multitude of friends, including two special companions, Brenda Bunting and Renee Burrus. A native of Manteo, Lisa was a 1978 graduate of Manteo High School and she attended Louisburg College. For several years she worked in the family business, Owens Restaurant. Upon moving to Buxton, she dedicated her life to the children of Hatteras Island. She was a strong supporter of Cape Hatteras Schools where she volunteered in the classrooms and with the Cape Hatteras Booster Club. She was a volunteer at the Fessenden Center and with the Hatteras Island Babe Ruth Baseball League. Lisa was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church where she taught preschool and assisted with childrens activities for many years. She was an accomplished photographer and had a true talent for decorating her home and growing flowers in her yard. Lisa's life revolved around Chase and Avery and their many friends. Her legacy is her love of life, love of family, and love of friends. She was a good wife, a loving daughter and sister, a wonderful friend, and she was a great mom. A celebration of her life was held on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 1:30 PM at Buxton United Methodist Church followed by a graveside service at Manteo Cemetery with the Rev. Cory Oliver and the Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Pallbearers were: Darren Burrus, Tommy Gray, Tim Morgan, Bryan Perry, Jimmy Pitetti, and Craig Scarborough. Honorary pallbearers were: Lexi Bunting, Adrian Burrus, Ashley Burrus, Paxton Gwin, and Rachael McDaniel.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 30, 2007; pg. 13A)

Lorenzo Dow Hooper
Raleigh Christian Advocate - January 23, 1908
Submitted by Linda Lau
[NOTE: Capt. E.R. Hooper should be Capt. E.O. Hooper]

 Lorenzo Dow Hooper
[Submitted by Pat Twiford Vestal]


April 7, 1894 - Aug. 4, 1947

Lorman Holloway Hooper

CHESAPEAKE -- Lorman Holloway Hooper, 72, of the 5000 block of Portsmouth Blvd., died Dec. 25, 1998. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, Dec. 27. 1998)

Lucy Hooper

SALVO - Rev. Lucy Hooper, 74, of Salvo, N.C. died Saturday [May 31, 1975] at Dr. C.N. Wright's Clinic in Jarvisburg. A native of Salvo, she was the daughter of the late Aaron W. and Hattie Austin Hooper. She was co-pastor of the Salvo Assembly of God Church. She is survived by one son, Raymond Midgett of Salvo; one sister, Mrs. Mariah Hooper of Salvo; one brother, Luther Hope Hooper of Salvo; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday in the Salvo Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Burl Wright, pastor of the Avon Assembly of God Church and assisted by Miss Shirley Hinson. Burial was in the Hooper Family Cemetery in Salvo.  Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, N.C., was in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Lula Midgett Hooper

STUMPY POINT - Mrs. Lula Midgett Hooper, 62, a native and lifelong resident of Stumpy Point, died Wednesday [Oct. 14, 1964] at 7:25 a.m. at her home after an illness of 4 weeks. She operated a grocery store at Stumpy Point for a number of years and was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Roland and Estelle Payne Midgette and wife of R. Beaman Hooper. Survivors in addition to her husband are 2 sons, Tracy C. Hooper of Virginia Beach and Jasper S. Hooper of Stumpy Point; one sister, Mrs. C.W. Munden of Charlotte; one brother Harry W. Midgett of Virginia Beach, Va.; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock in Shiloh Methodist Church by the Rev. J.J. Grimes, pastor. Burial will follow in the Stumpy Point Cemetery. The body will be carried from Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo to the church and lie in state one hour prior to services. Pallbearers are Bill Midgett, Charles E. Meekins, Edgar Hooper, Mccoy Hooper, Horace Hooper, Jr. and Milton Hooper.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Oct. 15, 1964)

MANTEO - Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Midgett Hooper, who died Wednesday morning at her home, were conducted Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock in Shiloh Methodist Church by the Rev. J.J. Grimes, pastor, and the Rev. R.W. Smithson, pastor of Pilmoor Memorial Methodist Church. The casket pall consisted of pink and white carnation and fern. Mrs. Gaither Gray sang "In The Garden", Beyond the Sunset" and "The Lord's Prayer." Mrs. Gertrude Craddock accompanied at the organ. Pallbearers were Bill Midgett, Charles E. Meekins, Edgar Hooper, McCoy Hooper, Horace Hooper, Jr. and Milton Hooper. Burial followed in the Stumpy Point Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 18, 1964)

Luther Grandy Hooper, Jr.

AVON - Luther Grandy Hooper, Jr., 63, died Thursday, April 18, at Malcolm Grow Hospital in Andrew's Air Force Base, Md. Mr. Hooper was born in Avon and was a retired damage controlman in the U.S.C.G. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S.C.G. during the Korean War and was a member of the Avon Assembly of God in Avon. He was the son of the late Luther G. Hooper, Sr. and Dora Meekins Hooper. He was the husband of Rita Scarborough Hooper of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by 5 sons: L. Grandy Hooper, III, Michael R. Hooper, R. Darren Hooper and Kerry C. Hooper, all of Avon, and T. Wayne Hooper of Lakeland, Fla.; two sisters: Edith H. Gray of Norfolk, Va. and Kathleen H. Gaskins of Buxton; nine grandchildren: Kellan, Michael Jr., Logan, Darren Jr., Kerry Jr., Krystal, Tyler, Asia and Jehanne. A funeral service was set for April 20 at the Avon Assembly of God with the Revs. Don Vess, Reese Quidley, Barry Taylor and Glen Lawrence to officiate and burial to take place in the family cemetery in Avon. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 21, 1996)

Luther Grandy Hooper, Sr.

Luther Grandy Hooper, Sr., 82, of Avon, died Friday afternoon [April 15, 1977] in the U.S.P.H. Hospital following an illness of 6 weeks. He was a native and lifelong resident of Avon. He retired as chief boatswain mate in the U.S. Coast Guard after serving 29 years. He was a member of the Avon Assembly of God Church. Mr. Hooper was the son of the late Richard U. and Mrs. Dorcas Scarborough Hooper and the husband of the late Mrs. Dora Meekins Hooper. He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Edith M. Gray of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Kathleen Gaskins of Buxton; one son, Luther G. Hooper, Jr. of Avon; one sister, Mrs. Kathleen Meekins of Avon; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Avon Assembly of God Church with burial following in the family cemetery in Avon.  (unknown newspaper)

Luther William Hooper

NORFOLK - Luther William Hooper, 61, of Salvo, N.C., retired from the North Carolina State Highway Dept., died Tuesday [July 15, 1975] in a hospital. A native of Salvo, he was a member of Salvo Assembly of God Church. Survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Alpean Midgett of Waves, N.C., Mrs. Rachel Ewell of Bluefield, West Virginia, and Mrs. Deborah Wescott and Mrs. Clara Gallop of Wanchese, N.C.; two sons: Elwood Hooper of Wanchese and Donald Hooper of Waves; a sister, Miss Mariah Hooper of Salvo; and 10 grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Salvo Assembly of God Church with burial in the local Family Cemetery.  The body will be taken from Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, N.C., to the church at 1 p.m. Friday.  (unknown newspaper)

Major Irving Hooper
Sept. 15, 1932 - July 12, 1974



[Submitted by Pat Twiford Vestal]

Mamie Louise Stokes Hooper

STUMPY POINT, NC - Mamie L. “Louise” Stokes Hooper, 82, of Stumpy Point, died Wednesday December 26, 2007, in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Hooper was born in Andalusia, Alabama and lived most of her life in Stumpy Point. Mrs. Hooper was retired from Dare County and was a former co-owner of Hooper and Son Grocery where she also ran the grill. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer for many years and also served on the Shiloh WSCS, and was a former custodian of the church, was treasurer also for many years for the Stumpy Point Community Center Board of Trustees and a member of the Roanoke Island Chapter #79 Order of the Easter Star.  She was the daughter of the late Sampson and Louella Watson Stokes and the wife of Jasper S. Hooper.  Besides her husband surviving are two daughters: Carol Hooper of Stumpy Point and Colleen Myers and husband Gerald of Kitty Hawk; one son Jay Hooper and wife Tracy of Stumpy Point; six grandchildren: Renee Burrus and husband Darren, Beaman Hines and wife Karol, Shelby Hines and wife Margie, Acey Hines and companion Charlene, Carrie Ulmer and husband Wayne and Cody Hooper, Great grandchildren: Ashley and Adrian Burrus, Shelby Hines, Jr, Devon Hines, Beaman Lee Hines, Jr, Annaleigh Hines, Abigale Hines, Jesse, Jaylen Ulmer and Robin Hooper.  A celebration of life will be held Friday December 28, 2007 at 1:00 pm in Shiloh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sue Farlow and the Rev. Tom Jennings with burial in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:00 p.m. Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 27, 2007; pg. 12A)

Marie O'Neal Hooper

Mrs. Marie O'Neal Hooper, 77, of 219 Simpson St., died Sunday night [Feb. 24, 1980] in Albemarle Hospital after a long illness. A native of Elizabeth City, she had lived most of her life in Avon. She was a member of the St. John United Methodist Church In Avon. She was the daughter of the late Daily and Mrs. Sarah Midgett O'Neal and the widow of Ebenezer Hooper. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Anna Midgett of Waves and Mrs. Louise Whitehead of Virginia Beach, Va.; four sons, Ebbie K. Hooper and Daily Hooper both of Elizabeth City, Horace Hooper of Avon and Isaac Hooper of Coinjock; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. William M. Presnell, pastor of the Riverside United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park. The family will be at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Daily Hooper, 219 Simpson St.  (unknown newspaper)

Mary Midgett Hooper

NAGS HEAD, NC - Mary “Babe” Midgett Hooper, 85, died Monday, March 20, 2006 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Nags Head. Mrs. Hooper was born in Buxton, NC and was a Coast Guard wife and a homemaker. She was a member of the Haygood United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, VA, the Golden Unit Wives Club and a charter member of Hatteras Island Order of The Eastern Star. Mrs. Hooper was the daughter of the late William Jarvis and Emma Miller Midgett and the widow of Tracy C. Hooper.  She is survived by two daughters, Bobbie Best and husband Billy of Point Harbor, NC and Tracie “Betty” Mills Johnson and husband Tim of Raleigh, NC; four grandchildren, Richard Best and wife Anita of Virginia Beach, VA, Ward Best and wife Shannon of Richmond, VA, Rudy Mills and wife Cheryl of Clayton, NC and Leigh Hayden and husband Joel of Garner, NC; two step granddaughters, Jenny Johnson Wicker and husband Travis of Raleigh, NC and Carie Johnson of Raleigh, NC; and eleven great grandchildren, Burke, David and Clay Best, Camden and Thomas Best, Braxton, Daniel, and Evan Hayden, and Holland, Hannah and Zach Mills . She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Griggs and two brothers, Billy and Hilton Midgett.  The family would like to extend a “special thanks” to the staff at Britthaven Nursing Home for their professional and loving care.  A memorial service will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 1:00 PM with Bobby Midgett officiating. A reception will immediately follow the service.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 23, 2006; pg. 10A)

Mary Oden Midgett Hooper

WAVES - Mary Oden Midgett Hooper, 72, died Sunday morning [July 1, 1979] in the U.S. Public Health Hospital in Norfolk after a short illness. She was a native of Salvo and lived in Waves most of her life. She was a former school teacher and homemaker, and a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Jerome F. and Mrs. Julia O'Neal Midgett and wife of Dalton Edward Hooper of the home. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maxine H. Kuhlmann of Moyock and Mrs. Berry Fullerton of Chesapeake; one sister, Mrs. Maude Gurich of Manteo; one brother, Jerome Midgett of Hertford, N.C.; three grandchildren, Terry, Mary K. and Julia Fullerton all of Chesapeake, Va. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Fairhaven United Methodist Church by Rev. R.M. Smithson, Jr., pastor. Burial will follow in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Mary R. Farrow Hooper
North Carolinian Advocate - March 9, 1916
Submitted by Linda Lau

Melba Wise Hooper

STUMPY POINT, NC - Melba Wise Hooper, 86, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2006. She was the daughter of the late George and Minnie Wise. Mrs. Hooper was preceded in death by her husband, Horace B. Hooper, Sr. and a son, Eddie Leigh Hooper and brother, George Wise, Jr.  She is survived by one son, Horace B. Hooper, Jr. and wife, Verna, three grandchildren, Shaun Hooper and wife, Angie, Amanda Walters and husband, Tim, Ellie Hooper; and one great-grandchild, Geni.   Funeral services will be conducted at Shiloh United Methodist Church, Stumpy Point on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Bobby Midgett and Rev. Sue Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at Twiford’s Funeral Home.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, October 21, 2006)

Melva Kay Hooper

SALVO - Melva Kay Hooper, 51, died Friday [Nov. 14, 1997] at her residence. She was retired from the Dare Co. Clerk of Court, where she served as bookkeeper and was a member of The Salvo Assembly of God Church. She was the daughter of the late Jimmy Hooper and Florence Burrus Barnett Hooper of the home. Besides her mother, surviving are Elsie Hooper (half-sister), and one brother, William Hooper, both of Salvo. A funeral service was held in the Salvo Assembly of God Church on Sunday, Nov. 16 with the Rev. John Carlock officiating. Burial was in the Hooper Family Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 18, 1997)

Milton Vance Hooper

STUMPY POINT, NC - Milton Vance Hooper, 82, of Stumpy Point, NC passed away at his home on Friday, February 22, 2008. He was the son of the late Melton and Maude Hooper. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nita Midgett Hooper, brothers, Floyd, Tom and Troy Hooper, sisters, Eloise Monette and Sybil Boomer.  He loved God and was ready to hear his Heavenly Father say, “Welcome home, son.”  Milton was a WWII veteran and spent most of his life working as a commercial fisherman, doing the work that he loved.  He is survived by a son, Doug Hooper and wife, Sheryl; daughters, Ann Mason and husband Jack and Sharon Eure and husband, John; grandchildren, Tracy Carawan, Todd Mason, Kelly Gibbs, Heather Francis, Jason Hooper and six great-grandchildren.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Bayview Chapel, Stumpy Point, on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 3:00 pm with Rev. John DeCarmo officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 24, 2008; pg. 10A)

Myers Gilbert Hooper

STUMPY POINT MAN KILLED IN WRECK NEAR GREENVILLE - Myers Gilbert Hooper, 25, a native and former resident of Stumpy Point making his home in Elizabeth City, was killed instantly Friday night near Greenville while enroute home from a school football game in Greenville when the car went out of control on a slight curve, struck a railroad signal and was a total loss. Four other men were treated in Pitt County Hospital. Three of them were allowed to return home Sunday. John G. Ward, 27, driver of the car, was reported not badly hurt. Hooper was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie B. Hooper of Elizabeth City, a member of the Methodist church and an employee of Perry Motor Co. of Elizabeth City. He was a grandson of Mrs. Frances Hooper of Stumpy Point. Survivors include his father and step-mother; a brother, Archie Hooper, and a sister, Mrs. Retta Spitzer of Panama; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services were conducted at City Road Methodist Church at 4 p.m. Sunday by Rev. G.W. Crutchfield, pastor. The casket was covered with a pall of white pompoms, red carnations and fern. "Song of My Soul" and "Abide With Me" were sung by the cburch choir. Pallbearers were: Shelton Stevens, Walter Comstock, Hugh Clinkscales, Wilson Roughton, A.E. Fodrey, Bobby Brothers, Robert Sawyer and C.E. Rogerson. Burial was in New Hollywood Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 17, 1958; pg. 12)
 

Nancy Meekins Hooper

NAGS HEAD - Nancy Meekins Hooper, 96, of Nags Head, died Monday, March 16 at Albemarle Hospital. She was a native of Dare County, the daughter of the late Pharaoh Fair and Sarah Frances Taylor Meekins and was the widow of Elroy Jones Hooper. She was a member of City Road United Methodist Church, Matoaca Council #10 Degree of Pocahontas; and the Elizabeth City Chapter #44 Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include two daughters: Etta Frances Hooper Parrott of Kitty Hawk, and Norma Faye Hooper Jones of Nags Head; a son, Elroy Jones Hooper Jr. of Kitty Hawk; 10 grandchildren and I I great-grandchildren. A graveside service was to be conducted in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Elizabeth City at 11 a.m. today. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to City Road United Methodist in Elizabeth City. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 19, 1998)

Pearl Hooper
Raleigh Christian Advocate - November 6, 1913
Submitted by Linda Lau

Petrona Payne Hooper

Mrs. Petrona Payne Hooper, age 86, died at her home in Stumpy Point, Thursday morning [April 25, 1963] after an illness of several months. She was the widow of the late Wess Styron Hooper and was a member of the Stumpy Point Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters: Miss Lourena Hooper and Buena Gupton of Stumpy Point; one son, Alvin Hooper of Stumpy Point; one sister, Mrs. Mary Susan Frances of Manteo; two brothers, Neal Payne and Ellard Odell Payne of Stumpy Point. Funeral services were held at the Stumpy Point Methodist Church Friday by the Rev. Rufus Smithson and the Rev. Joe Daniels. Burial was in the Stumpy Point Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 3, 1963)

Richard Gray Hooper
North Carolina Christian Advocate (Greensboro, NC) - July 21, 1910
Submitted by Linda Lau

 Ricky Thomas Hooper

VIRGINIA BEACH - Ricky Thomas Hooper, 56, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. He was born in Buxton, N.C., to the late Tom and Elizabeth Jeanette Hooper. Ricky was an avid sportsman and enjoyed coaching softball and Little League baseball. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years, Michele A. Hooper; daughter, Jessica Thomas and husband Charles of Chesapeake; son, Ian Hooper of Virginia Beach; brothers, Larry and Ronnie Tolson, Tom and Frank Hooper, George and Tom Dulka and Jamus Melton; sisters, Patricia Dulka and Dawn Melton; grandson Clayton Thomas; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by mother-in-law, Cecelia Melton. The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5297 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach on Friday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, September 22, 2010)

Ronald Lutrell Hooper

STUMPY POINT - Ronald Lutrell Hooper died Friday [Aug. 14, 1970] at 8:30 p.m. at his home in Stumpy Point. He was a native and lifelong resident of Stumpy Point, a fisherman, served with the U.S. Navy and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Herbert E. Hooper and Mrs. Ada Midgett Hooper. Besides his mother, he is survived by 5 brothers: Willard B. Hooper of Manns Harbor; Wilbert, Hoyle J., Lorman H., and Charlie A. Hooper, all of Alexandria, Va.; 3 sisters: Mrs. Alma H. Hardy of Manteo, Mrs. Kathleen Twiford of Chesapeake, Va., and Mrs. Helen Simpson of Alexandria. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 3:00 in Shiloh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Willie Evans, pastor. Burial was in Stumpy Point Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 16, 1970)

Sarah Swindell Hooper

WANCHESE - Sarah Swindell Hooper, 75, of Hooper Lane, died Thursday, Jan. 4, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mrs. Hooper was born in Gum Neck Community of Hyde County (should be Tyrrell Co.). She was the daughter of the late Joseph Swindell and Bethany Owens Swindell. Mrs. Hooper was the widow of Luther William Hooper. Mrs. Hooper is survived by four daughters: Alpean Midgett of Waves, Rachel Ewell of Rome, Texas, Clara Gallop and Debra Swain, both of Wanchese; one son, Luther Elwood "Hoss" Hooper of Wanchese; one sister, Dorothy Midgett of Wanchese; one brother, Colan Swindell of Port Townsend, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. A chapel service will be conducted on Monday, Jan. 8 in the Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Ron Denham. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 7, 1996)

Susan Mason Hooper

MANNS HARBOR, Feb 4 - Mrs. Susan Mason Hooper, 84, died Wednesday morning [Feb. 4, 1959] at 8:30 at the residence of her granddaughter, Mrs. Nina Midgett of Manns Harbor, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Samuel W. and Mary Midgett Mason and the wife of the late Adolphus W. Hooper. She was a member of the Shiloh Methodist Church of Stumpy Point. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lucy Gard of Elizabeth City; one son, Lewis W. Hooper of Manns Harbor; one sister, Mrs. Frances Hooper of Stumpy Point; one brother, Will M. Mason of Manteo; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 in the Shiloh Methodist Church by the Rev. G.M. Kelly, pastor and assisted by the Rev. Earl Meekins of Burlington. Burial followed in the Stumpy Point Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 6, 1959)

MANTEO, Feb. 7 - Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Mason Hooper who died Wednesday morning at the residence of her granddaughter, Mrs. Nina Midgett at Manns Harbor, were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the Shiloh Methodist Church at Stumpy Point by the Rev. G.M. Kelly, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Earl Meekins of Burlington. Members of the church sang, "I Will Sing you a Song". "Near The Heart of God", and at the grave they sand, "Amazing Grace". Mrs. G.M. Kelly accompanied at the organ. The casket was covered with a pall of pink carnation, salmon gladiolii and fern. Pallbearers were Garland Meekins, Carson Meekins, Calvin Hooper, Beaman Hooper, Calvin Payne, and Riley Payne. Burial followed in the Stumpy Point Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Feb. 8, 1959)

Tom A. Hooper

SOUTHERN SHORES, NC - Tom A. Hooper, 87, of Southern Shores, NC, died Monday, October 31, 2005 in Nags Head. Born in Stumpy Point, NC, he was the son of the late Melton V. and Maude Odessa Wise Hooper. Mr. Hooper was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard having served during World War II, a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, Manteo Lodge #521 AF&AM, and the Dare County Shrine Club.  Mr. Hooper is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Jennette Hooper of the residence; three sons, Tommy and Franky Hooper both of Illinois and Ricky Hooper of Virginia Beach, VA; two step sons, Ronnie Tolson of Currituck County, NC and Larry Tolson of Norfolk, VA; one brother, Milton Hooper of Stumpy Point, NC; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Eloise Monette and Sybil Boomer and two brothers, Troy Hooper and Floyd Hooper.  A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 2:00 PM at Shiloh United Methodist Church, Stumpy Point, NC by the Rev. Sue Harris. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Tracy Carlyle Hooper

VIRGINIA BEACH - Tracy Carlyle Hooper (Ret. USCG Chief Petty Officer), 77, died August 20, at his home in Virginia Beach. He was a native of Stumpy Point, the son of the late Beaman and Lula Hooper. After attending Louisburg College for one year, Tracy joined the US Coast Guard as a radioman. He served aboard several ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific combat areas before and during WWII. He switched rates after 8 years to telephone technician, retiring after 20 years of active military service to resume his education. He graduated from East Carolina College in 1963, receiving a BS degree in physics and mathematics. He then began a second career in civil service as a mathematician for the Underwater Acoustics & Pressure Check Range. In 1976 he retired form the Fleet Combat Directions Systems Support Activity as a computer programmer. Tracy was a member of Haygood Methodist Church; Manteo Lodge #521, Khedive Temple in Chesapeake, Va., Legion of Honor unit of Khedive Temple, Khedive Golf Club, and life member of VFW Post #3160. Survivors include his wife, Mary E. "Babe" Hooper; two daughters: Bobbie Best of Point Harbor and Tracie "Betty" Johnson of Raleigh; three grandsons: Richard Best, Ward Best and Rudy Mills; one granddaughter, Leigh Mills; four great-grandsons, Burke Best, Braxton Mills, David Best and Camden Best; one brother: Jasper Hooper of Stumpy Point. A memorial service has been set for Saturday, August 23 at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. Interment will be private.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - August 24, 1997)

Ulysses W.  Hooper

AVON - Ulysses W. Hooper, 87, of Avon, died Friday [April 29, 1977] at 5:40 p.m. in the Hill's Nursing Home in South Norfolk, Va. Hooper was a native of Avon. He was the son of the late Isaac and Mary O'Neal Hooper and the widower of Arkansas Scarborough. Hooper was a retired civil service employee, a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church and was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Evelyn Gibbs of Barco, Mrs. Edna Hollingsworth of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Roxanne Austin of Orlando, Florida; five sons, Olie Hooper of Avon, Erskine Hooper of Richmond, Va., Carson Hooper of Norfolk, Lindbergh Hooper of Chesapeake, Va. and Basil Hooper of Chesapeake, Va. and Avon; one sister, Mrs. Naomi Meekins of Avon; 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today in the St. John's United Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Soderberg, pastor of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and the Rev. David Raynor, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Avon. Burial will follow in the Scarborough-Gray Family Cemetery in Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 1, 1977)

Vivian Hooper

THREE YEAR OLD GIRL DROWNS AT SALVO - Vivian, 3-year old girl of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Hooper of Salvo, was drowned in a creek Sunday afternoon [May 13, 1945] near her home while playing with a party of other children. Although her body was recovered in about 40 minutes and Coast Guardsmen from Chicamacomico came to aid, nothing could be done to save the child.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 18, 1945; pg. 1)

Wanda Miller Hooper

Wanda Miller Hooper, 84, formerly of Kitty Hawk, NC, died Sunday, March 27, 2005 in Sentara Nursing Home in Barco, NC. She was a native of St. Louis, MO, daughter of the late Thomas Waco Miller, Sr. and Ola Bradley Miller. She was wife of the late Elroy Jones Hooper, Jr., and a member of Christ Episcopal Church.  She is survived by one daughter, Carol H. Gaither of Wilmington, NC; two sons, Tom Hooper of Issaquah, WA, and Tim Hooper of Kitty Hawk, NC; three grandchildren, Timothy F. Hooper, Jr., Charles Thomas Hooper, and Kathryn Elizabeth Gaither. She was predeceased by one son, Elroy J. Hooper, III, and one brother, Thomas Waco Miller, Jr.  A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, March 31, 2005, at 2:00 PM in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Josh T. MacKenzie officiating. The family will join receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:30 P. M. to 7:30 P.M. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC and other times at 4537 Sea Scape Drive, Kitty Hawk, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Hooper family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Wendy Jean Hooper

ELIZABETH CITY - Wendy Jean Hooper, 9 week old, daughter of Erskine B. Hooper, Sr. and Doris Jean Atkinson Hooper, died Wednesday December 23, 1953 at the family residence in Avon, N.C. She is survived by her parents, one brother, Erskine B. Hooper, Jr.; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Grybeck; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Hooper. The body will be taken to the family residence in Avon where services will be conducted Friday December 25, by the Rev. P.M. Porter, pastor of Avon Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the family plot in Avon.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, December 25, 1953)

Wiley Dwight Hooper

KITTY HAWK - W. Dwight Hooper, Sr., 84 of Southern Shores, died Friday, August 26, 2011 in Norfolk, VA. He was born March 10, 1927 in Stumpy Point NC to Alfred B. and Grace Gray Hooper. He graduated from Stumpy Point High School and from Louisburg College. He was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Dwight retired as President of the Norfolk Baltimore and Carolina Line, Inc. in 1984, after 34 years of service with the Norfolk, VA Company. He was a member and Past President of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Association of Accountants. Dwight was a War Veteran of the United States Coast Guard during World War II and served in the European and Asiatic Pacific area before being Honorably Discharged in May 1946. His unit was honored to march in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s funeral procession in 1945 in Washington, DC. He was also a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Outer Banks Post No. 10950 and served two terms as Post Commander. Being a native of the Outer Banks, Mr. Hooper was very familiar with it’s history and folklore. Dwight enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening and traveling. Dwight enjoyed watching the nightly news and never missed a morning paper.  Dwight was predeceased by his parents Alfred B. and Grace Gray Hooper and his sister Maxine Quidley Martin.  Dwight is survived by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis W. Hooper originally of Stumpy Point; one daughter, Betty Hooper of Tokyo, Japan and Kitty Hawk, NC; three sons, Wiley Dwight Hooper II (Buddy) of Binghamton, NY, David Dwight Hooper of Norfolk, VA, and Michael Wise Hooper of Virginia Beach, VA; one sister, Rita H, Midgett of Manns Harbor, NC; two grandchildren, David Li Hooper and James Thomas Hooper; two great-grandchildren, Ryu and Reenie Hooper. Mr. Hooper is also survived by three “special” nieces and one nephew, Vivian Simpson of Hopewell, VA, Joan Keys of Edinberg, TX, Darlene Smith of Pine Knoll Shores, NC and nephew, Fred Midgett of Elizabeth City, NC. Dwight was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. He will be missed by many.  A memorial service at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church will be at a later date.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Willard B. Hooper

MANNS HARBOR - Willard B. Hooper, 58, of Manns Harbor, died Saturday [Nov. 18, 1972] at 7:30 a.m. in the Norfolk General Hospital after a short illness. He was a native of Stumpy Point and was a commercial fisherman and a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church. He was the son of Mrs. Ada Midgett Hooper of Manteo and the late Herbert D. Hooper. Besides his mother, he is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Kathleen Twiford and Mrs. Helen Simpson, both of Chesapeake, Va., and Mrs. Alma Hardy of Manteo; four brothers: Charles Hooper of Alexandria, Va., Wilbert and Hoyle Hooper of Chesapeake, Va., and Norman Hooper of Manteo. Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo. The Rev. H.B. Harrell, pastor of the Stumpy Point United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Stumpy Point Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

William Bryan Hooper

SALVO - William Bryan Hooper, 83, of Salvo, died Saturday, December 7, 2013, in Nags Head.  Mr. Hooper was born in Salvo and was retired from Security from the N.C. Shipyard in Manns Harbor.  Mr. Hooper was a member of Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church and was a Mason.  He was predeceased by his parents, Garland A. and Maria Hooper Hooper,   and his brother and dearest friend Edward A. Hooper and brothers, Floyd Hooper and Leslie Hooper, sister Myrtle H. Barnett and sister in law Janie Hooper.  Surviving are his sister in law, Elsie Hooper of Salvo and numerous nieces and nephews.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford Colony Chapel, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. Chris Noble. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Edward Hooper

ED. HOOPER DIES - William Edward Hooper, 63, well known citizen of Stumpy Point, died Thursday, Sept. 13, following a long illness. He had lived there all his life. He is survived by a brother, A.W. Hooper, and his wife, Mrs. Lena Hooper.   (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 21, 1945; pg. 1)

William Sherrill Hooper

William Sherrill Hooper, 53, a native of Stumpy Point and a resident of Elizabeth City for the past 31 years, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon [June 7, 1950]  at 4:30 at the family residence at 915 Pennsylvania Avenue. He was the husband of Mrs. Edith Meekins Hooper of Elizabeth City, son of Franklin Jones Hooper of Elizabeth City and the late Willie Etta Johnson Hooper, a member of the American Legion, veteran of WWI, a member of the board of stewards of the City Road Methodist Church of which he was a member. Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Miss Marietta Hooper of Elizabeth City; four brothers: Elroy Jones, Merritt A., Steward E., and Julian A. Hooper, all of Elizabeth City; and one sister, Mrs. Carrie M. Hooper of Elizabeth City. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at City Road Methodist Church by the Rev. J.O. Long, pastor, officiating and assisted by Rev. J. Herbert Miller, district superintendent. Burial will be in new Hollywood cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 8, 1950)

Funeral services for William Sherril Hooper, who died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at the family residence, were conducted Friday afternoon in the City Road Methodist Church. Members of the church choir sang "Sweet Bye and Bye" accompanied by Mrs. Edmond Reel at the organ. The casket pall was made of red roses, white carnation and fern. The active pallbearers were A.M. Hooper, Joe Meekins, Charlie Raulf, Willie Sawyer, A.P. Midgett and Lonnie Hooper. Burial was in New Hollywood cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 11, 1950)

William W. [Welligton] Hooper
[Unknown newspaper & date - Submitted by Elinor Price]

William W. Hooper, Sr.

NORFOLK - William W. Hooper, Sr., 86, died Nov. 22, 1995. Mr. Hooper, a native of Manns Harbour, N.C., was retired from the Coast Guard with the life boat branch after 28 years. He was a member of Virginia Beach Masonic Lodge #274, AF&AM. Survivors include his wife, Edna Etheridge Hooper; one daughter, Joyce Evans of Suffolk; three sons, William W. Hooper, Jr. and Ellery E. Hooper, both of Virginia Beach, and Mitchell H. Hooper of Lynchburg; one sister, Evelyn Midgett of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted Saturday In Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Bruce Tuttle. Burial will be in Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, November 24, 1995; pg. 10B)

Willie Etta Hooper
North Carolina Christian Advocate (Greensboro, NC) - August 29, 1912
Submitted by Linda Lau

Hugh Burfit Hopkins

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Hugh Burfit Hopkins, 67, died Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Sentara Norfolk General. Born in Columbia, NC, he was the son of the late Ambrose Burfit Hopkins, Jr. and the late Lora Ella Spencer Hopkins Bateman. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Allan Hopkins.  Mr. Hopkins is survived by two daughters, Michele McKinney and husband Brent of Florida and Pamela Rogers and husband David of Wanchese, NC; two sons, Todd Hopkins and wife JoAnn of Florida and David Hopkins and wife Holly of Virginia; two sisters, Gwen Heath of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Polly Hunter of Kitty Hawk, NC; ten grandchildren, Matthew, Austin, Justin, Courtney, Derek, Whitney, Michael, Haidyn, Kassidy, and Tucker; and two former wives, Ginger Blackburn and Anne Bass.  A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 3:00 PM at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Pitsch. The family will receive friends and relatives prior to the service at the church from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Cynthia Lorena Jennette Hornbacher

NORFOLK, VA. - Cynthia Lorena Jennette Hornbacher, 83, died Jan. 26, 1998 in a local hospital. Born in Buxton, she was the daughter of the late Nasa F. Jennette, Sr. and Ethel Scarborough Jennette and the widow of Frederick Hornbacher. Survivors include two daughters: Velma Anthony and Dixie Mansfield, both of Norfolk; a brother, N.F. Jennette, Jr. of Buxton; four sisters: Elizabeth Hooper of Southern Shores, Ellena Gillikin of Ottway, Delores Gillikin and Edith Bradley, both of Buxton; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and a daughter-in-law, Joan Nidgette of Fayetteville. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest Trueblood. Burial was in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 29, 1998)

Ralph Horne

Ralph Horne, 54, of  Manteo, died Sunday, January 9, 2011 at his residence.  Mr. Horne was born in Wilson, NC and was employed by Dare County Schools with 20 years of dedicated service. He received the Employee of the Year Award for Dare County Schools Maintenance Dept. for 2010-2011.  He loved his family and worked seven days a week  most weeks to ensure they had what they need.  Ralph was active in Dare County Parks and Recreation where he served on the Advisory Board.  He loved to coach, coaching all sports and touching the lives of hundreds of children, teaching them not only about sports, but also what it means to be a good person. He loved Dare County and truly believed it to be the most wonderful place in the world.  He was the son of Betty Rhodes Horne of Wilson and the late Junior Pete Horne and the husband of Angela Chappell Horne.  Besides his wife, surviving are two daughters, Tara Shannon Horne and Melissa Lauren Horne both of Manteo;  three sons, Justin Lee Horne of High Point, NC, Brian Wayne Horne of East Lake and Samuel Ryan Horne of Manteo. He is also survived by  his granddaughter Emma Claire Horne of East Lake; a brother, Ricky Horne of Nags Head and a sister, Wanda Anderson of Kill Devil Hills.  A celebration of life will be Wednesday, January 12, 2011, in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. Jerry Cribb. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home 500 Budleigh St. Manteo,  Tuesday  from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Harry Leroy Horton

WANCHESE - Harry L. Horton 90, died in Nags Head, Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Harry was the husband of Gladys S. Horton of Nags Head and the son of the late Joseph R. Horton and Bessie Ballman Horton. He was raised in Corning, New York.   After completing high school, Harry entered the United States Army and served his country proudly in WW II. Along the way, he met and married his sweetheart Gladys, and the couple raised two children. Harry went on to build a long, successful career as an appliance repair technician working for the  Corning Building Company in Corning.   Upon retirement, Harry and Gladys moved to the tranquility of the Outer Banks where they resided happily in the Wanchese community. Harry was a faithful member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church and cherished his time with his church family.  Harry is survived by his beloved wife Gladys, one son Gary (Nancy), and one daughter GoargiaAnn Davis (Ron); two granddaughters, Shelly Burgess and Tricia Pentacost; one grandson, Heath Mack; three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.  A celebration of Harry’s life will be held Thursday April 15, 2010 at 6:30 PM at Roanoke Island Baptist Church in Manteo. Pastor Charles Tyler will officiate.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (Gallop Funeral Services)  [NOTE:  See a blog, with photos, written about Harry and his wife, Gladys, in April 2011.]

Lida Gillett Houghton

VENICE, FLA. - Lida Tillett Houghton, 98, died Sunday, September 17 in Venice. She was born on July 2, 1902 in the Outer Banks. She had been a resident of Venice since 1964, coming from Norfolk, Va. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Venice. Survivors include a friend, Violet Glass of Venice; step-grandchildren: Bryan and Charles Houghton, both of Atlanta; and several cousins. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City. Twiford Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 21, 2000; pg. 8A)

Zachary James Houston

MANTEO - Zachary James Houston, day-old son of John and Candace Kedzierski Houston, died Saturday, October 2 in Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.  Besides his parents, Zachary is survived by maternal grandparents Henry Lee and Janice Kedzierski and paternal grandmother Cynthia Houston.  He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather James Houston.  A funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens by Father Michael Butler.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 5, 1999; pg. 8A)

Claude Dudley Howard

RODANTHE -Claude Dudley Howard, 86, of Rodanthe, NC died Thursday, August 27, 2009 at The Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Cary, NC, he was the son of the late Barton Hill Howard and Captain Mary Dudley Howard. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served for 20 years including tours during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was also a former public school teacher, a founding member of the Chicamacomico Banks Volunteer Fire Department, and a very active volunteer of the Dare County EMS on Hatteras Island.   Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Nancy Wilkerson Dickens Howard of the residence; a son, Claude Dudley Howard, Jr. and wife, Sara of Tallahassee, FL; a grandson, Christopher D. Howard of Sacramento, CA; and two step grandsons, Major Gerald Caldwell, USMC and Ralph E. Caldwell.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building by the Rev. Tom Murphy.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 30, 2009; pg. 8A)

 Margaret Boyd Howard

WANCHESE - Margaret Boyd Howard, 73, of Wanchese, died Sunday November 27, 2011 in her residence. Mrs. Howard was born in Portsmouth, VA and was a homemaker. She was a member of Saint Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church and was a former member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, VA. Mrs. Howard was an avid gardener and enjoyed sewing and quilting.  Mrs. Howard was predeceased by her parents Joseph Todd Boyd and Hazel Hope Buchanan Boyd Martin. She is survived by husband Leon Richard Howard of the home.  Besides her husband, surviving are four sons, L.R. “Dick” Howard, Jr of Aylett, VA, Robert Leslie Howard of Newport, NC, John Michael Howard of White Fish, MT and Joseph Carl Howard of Grandy; one brother, Allen Todd Boyd of Portsmouth, Va., two grandchildren, Sean Matthew Howard and Derek Andrew Howard and one step-granddaughter Olivia Bullock.  A service of remembrance will be in Trinity Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, VA, Friday December 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Trinity Episcopal Church Court Yard.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, November 29, 2011)

Charles Allen Howell

HATTERAS, N.C. - Charles Allen Howell, 60, of 2967 Weikel St. Philadelphia, captain of the Army Corps of Engineers survey boat "Shuman", died Monday [May 22, 1978] at 7 a.m.  A native of Tifton, Ga., he was the husband of Mrs. Murrell Austin Howell and a son of Mrs. Sarah Slocumb Lyles. He also served in the Marine Corps. Other survivors include two daughters: Ms. Carrol Howell of Philadelphia and Mrs. Vernel Borner of Des Moines, Iowa; a son, Wendell Howell of Baltimore; three sisters: Mrs. Lillian Russell of Forest Park, Ga., Mrs. Cleo Carson of Atlanta, and Mrs. Bertha Watson of Poulan, Ga.; a brother, William Lyles of Greensboro, N.C.; and 4 grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Ernestine Austin Howell

Mrs. Ernestine Austin Howell, a former Hatteras resident, died Tuesday of last week in Florala, Ala. following a stroke suffered while installing officers at Florala High School PTA the previous night.  The daughter of Mrs. Comfort Virginia Austin of Hatteras, she also is survived by her husband, Charles Howell, three sons, Phillip, Tom and Doug; a daughter, Carolyn; four grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Gray of Hatteras; two brothers, Worth Oden Austin of Bellport, N.Y. and Don Austin of Elizabeth City.  She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Florala, sang in the choir, and [rest of obit missing].  (unknown newspaper)

Murrell E. Austin Howell

HATTERAS - Murrell E. Austin Howell, 87, of Hatteras, NC and Philadelphia, Pa, died, Friday, January 14, 2005, at the home of her daughter in Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. Howell was born in Hatteras and was a homemaker and member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Perry E. and Nevada Gaskins Austin and was raised by her grandparents Willard and Henrietta Nebraska Gaskins Burrus and was the step-daughter of the late Mildred A. Gaskins. Mrs. Howell was preceded in death by her husband Charles Allen Howell. Surviving are two daughters: Carole Howell of Philadelphia, Pa and S. Vernell H. Dorner of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; one son: Wendell A. Howell of Pocomoke, MD; two sisters: Roberta Schaap of Virginia Beach, Va and Elida D. Staggs of Sioux City, Iowa; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, January 18, 2005, at 12:00 p.m. in Twiford Island Chapel by the Rev. Dwight Burrus and Rev. Charles Moseley. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Hatteras. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Twiford’s Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 18, 2005; pg. 12A)

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