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Elwood Russell Hudgins

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Elwood Russell Hudgins or “Boo” as family and friends knew him, died Wednesday March 26 after a brave battle with illness.  He was 58 years old.  Boo was the son of Elwood Hugh Hudgins and Ida Mae Hudgins.  He was born April 28, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia.  Mr. Hudgins resided in Kill Devil Hills since 1985. Prior to this, he served his country in the United States Army as a cook.  A hard worker, Boo painted professionally for many years on the Outer Banks. He eventually operated his own painting business, Resort Painting By Elwood for some 28 years. Over the past several years he worked as the caretaker for Ocean View Baptist Church in Kill Devil Hills even as his health declined. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing.  He took great pleasure in cooking wonderful meals for his friends and family.   Surviving are his mother Ida Mae Hudgins of the Kill Devil Hills residence, his son Gary Hudgins and wife Jennifer of Portsmouth, two sisters, Jane Haywood and husband George of Suffolk, and Sue Ellen Scarborough and husband Clay of  Powells Point, North Carolina one brother, Edward J. Martin and wife Betty of Portsmouth, one grandson Cooper Hudgins, his Ocean View church family.  The family is holding a celebration of Mr. Hudgins life Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. at Ocean View Baptist Church.  Pastor Steve Siegrist will officiate.  A reception will follow in the Ocean View fellowship hall.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 30, 2008; pg. 10A)

Barry Lee Huffman

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Barry Lee Huffman, 54, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Saturday, May 3, 2008 at his residence. Born in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of Mary Jane Brown Huffman of Kill Devil Hills, NC and the late William Adam Huffman. Mr. Huffman was a former heavy equipment operator with Basnight Construction, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and was a member of the American Legion.  Besides his mother, Mr. Huffman is survived by his wife, Shirley Mae Whitehurst Huffman; three daughters, Sherry Lynn Hunt and husband Bobby of Fremont, NC, Mellissa Jean Williams and husband Harvey of Pikeville, NC, and Amy Dawn Hodak and husband Jason of Snow Camp, NC; one son, Kenneth Barry Newman and wife Judy of Charles Town, WV; two brothers, Cary Alan Huffman and wife Linda of Annandale, VA and Larry Hugh Huffman and wife Kim of Peach Tree, GA; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth May Williams, Tyler Earl Williams, Peyton Olivia Hodak, and Carson Alexander Hodak.  A funeral service will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM by the Rev. Robert Pitsch. The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the funeral home and immediately following the chapel service at 2113 South Virginia Dare Trail.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] – Thursday, May 8, 2008)

Luther Gene Hughes

Funeral services for Luther Gene Hughes, 5 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hughes, who died Tuesday morning [Oct. 9, 1951], were conducted at the graveside in the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.  Besides his parents, he is survived by three sisters: Shelbie Jean, Jennette, and Rose Mary Hughes, all of Kitty Hawk; one brother, Calvin Hughes of Kitty Hawk; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Levette Beasley of Kitty Hawk; and seven uncles and 6 aunts.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 12, 1951; pg. 1)

Marie Dennett Hughes

Marie Dennett Hughes died in Avon on Monday September 24, 2007.  She was 91.  Marie Hughes was born January 29, 1916 in New York City.  She was the daughter of the late George and Mae Dennett and the wife of the late Thomas Aloysius Hughes.  Marie was married and raised her family in Mount Kisco, NY.  She also served the public for many years at the Mount Kisco Public Library. Marie and Tom spent their retirement years in Morehead City, NC and moved to Avon NC in 2001.  As a resident of Avon, Marie spent many happy times with her wonderful caregiver, Debbie Scalia, especially on the long drives they took together.  Marie was pre-deceased by her brother, George Dennett and her sister, Doris Brooks.  Left to cherish the memory of Marie Dennett Hughes is her sister, Jean McCabe of Katonah, NY; her sons Thomas Hughes of Newport, NC and John Hughes of Crestview, FL; her daughters Margaret Hughes of Avon, NC and Mary Dzamba of Wells, ME as well as nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  The funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church in Buxton, NC on Thursday, September 27th at 2 pm. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with final arrangements.  (Gallop Funeral Services)

Susan Basnight Huguley

MANTEO - Susan Basnight Huguley, 63, of Manteo, NC died Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC. She was a native of Dare County and was the daughter of the late Roy and Nina Smith Basnight.  Susan was a 1963 graduate of Manteo High School, a 1967 graduate of East Carolina University, and loved cats. She is survived by numerous cousins and friends.  A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 3:00 PM at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo with Rev. C.L. Reynolds officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 4, 2008; pg. 8A)

Gary Preston Hunter

MANTEO, NC - Gary Preston Hunter, 43, of Manteo, NC died Friday, April 14, 2006 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Chowan County, NC, he was the son of Marvin Hunter, Sr. and Naomi Riddick Hunter of Hertford, NC. Mr. Hunter was a driver for UPS and was a member of the Bear Swamp Hunting Club.  Besides his parents, Mr. Hunter is survived by his wife, Sherry Stites Hunter of the residence; two sons, Ryan Abbott Hunter and Wayne Preston Hunter both of Manteo, NC; a sister, Joan H. Rountree of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a brother, Marvin Hunter, Jr. of Hertford, NC; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Riddick and Mr. and Mrs. Abbott Hunter.  A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 10:00 AM at the Manteo High School Baseball Field by the Rev. Tony Facenda. In case of rain, the service will be held at the Manteo Baptist Church.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Helen Mann Hunter

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Helen Mann Hunter, age 80, of Elizabeth City, NC, died Friday, July 15, 2005 in Guardian Care Nursing Home. She was a native of Manteo, NC, daughter of the late Cecil E. Mann and Emma Pugh Mann. She was wife of the late Arles J. Hunter. Mrs. Hunter was a retired schoolteacher with the Norfolk public school system, and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church of Wanchese, NC.  She is survived by one sister, Hilda M. Midgett and her husband Milton of Manns Harbor, NC, and one sister in law, Ruby Mann of Manteo, NC, three nieces and one nephew. She was predeceased by one sister, Pearl M. Lewis, and one brother, Marvin L. Mann.  A graveside service will be Sunday, July 17, 2005, at 3:00 PM in New Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ramona Austin Hunter

Mrs. Ramona Austin Hunter, 81, of Clemmons, NC passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mrs. Hunter was born in Hatteras, NC on November 12, 1929 to Andrew Shanklin and Inez Lynn Daniels Austin. Mona’s greatest joys in life were her family, friends and her beloved pet, Missy. She and her husband, Bill walked in all 50 states and 16 foreign countries as participants in Volksmarch events. She was an avid quilter and Red Hatter. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Andrew “Shank” Shanklin Austin, Jr.; and a sister, Marjorie A. Newton. Mrs. Hunter is survived by her loving husband, William Alfred Hunter, Jr.; four sons, Michael Austin Wilson of Denver, NC, Steven Craig Wilson and wife Pam of Raleigh, NC, Patrick Burton Wilson and wife Marina of Cummings, GA, and Adam Spach Wilson and wife Cat of Vancouver, WA; a stepson, William A. Hunter, III and wife Karen of Advance, NC; six grandchildren, Steven, Lauren, Megan, Max, Stacey, and Emma; two step grandchildren, Emily and Holly; two sisters, Josephine A. Oden of Hatteras, NC and Sybil A. Skakle of Chapel Hill, NC and a close friend, Patricia Dye . A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011 at Clemmons United Methodist Church with Rev. Marcus Portis officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Austin-Oden Cemetery in Hatteras, NC. Memorials may be made to Outer Banks Community Foundation, Inez Daniels Austin Scholarship, 13 Skyline Rd., Southern Shores, NC 27949 or to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. [Photo from Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home www.hayworth-miller.com (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 19, 2011; pg. 8A)

Nancy Emily Taylor Hurdle

KITTY HAWK LOSES ITS GRAND OLD LADY - The oldest woman on Kitty Hawk, Mrs. Nancy Emily Taylor Hurdle, 91, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Z.F. Perry. She was a beloved figure in the community. Each year her birthday was celebrated by the family and friends with a dinner. Mrs. Hurdle was a native of Hertford County but had been living in Kitty Hawk for the past 48 years. She was the daughter of Hilary and Nancy E. Nowell Taylor and the wife of N.T. Hurdle and a member of the Missionary Baptist Chruch of Harrellsville, Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Eva White and Mrs. Beulah Perry, both of Kitty Hawk, and Mrs. John Deedrick of Washington; one half-sister, Mrs. Lena Bitterton of Portsmouth, Va.; two half-brothers: Hunter Taylor of Harrellsville and Raleigh Taylor of Atlanta, Ga. Funeral rites were conducted Monday at 2 o'clock at the graveside in the Austin Cemetery by the Rev. W.J. Freeman, pastor of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. Frank Dinwiddie, pastor of the Nags Head Baptist Mission. "Rock of Ages", "Abide With Me" and "Asleep in Jesus" were sung by Mrs. Mary Dowdy, Mrs. Lee Perry, Mrs. W.H. Lewark and W.L. Freeman. The casket was covered with a pall of red roses and white mums. Hallet Petty, Russell Perry, Ernest Culberson, Jennings Beasley, Melvin White and Dwight Primrose acted as active pallbearers.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 19, 1952; pg. 1)

Daniel Joseph Hurley, Sr.

Daniel Joseph Hurley, Sr., 89, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died peacefully at his home on Tuesday Jan 28. He was born to the late James Jeremiah Hurley and Alma Teresa Brescia Hurley on Aug 16, 1924. He graduated from St Paul’s Catholic School in Portsmouth and then served four years in the US Air Force as a bombadier. He later moved to Mobile AL where he studied at Spring Hill College and earned a BA in Business Administration. Upon completion of school he worked at Merrill Lynch in Mobile and later moved back to Virginia to open the first Merrill Lynch branch office in Norfolk. Dan retired in 1997 after 47 years at the company. He married Norma Carter Hurley (Nonie) of Mobile on Feb 7,1953 and they spent 61 years together.  Dan was an active member of the Catholic Church for the entirety of his life. He volunteered as a financial advisor for St Mary’s Infant Home in Norfolk for 25 years as well as the board of Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth. He assisted at the Food Pantry and the Crisis Pregnancy Center on the Outer Banks.  One of Dan’s hobbies was woodworking. He loved involving the neighborhood kids in his projects, most notably the construction of the pier and barn. He loved fishing in Mobile Bay with relatives and on the Outer Banks. Dan will be remembered for his Irish eyes and beautiful smile, his generosity, hospitality, wonderful sense of humor, and love of food and life. Everyone that knew him had at least one Dan Hurley story.   He is survived by his wife Nonie Hurley of Kill Devil Hills. He had four children: Dr Daniel Joseph Hurley Jr. of the Outer Banks, Dr. Roderick and Anne Hurley Finlayson of Georgia, Patrick James Hurley and Kendra Jacobson Hurley of California, and Dr. James and Bridget Hurley Wilkinson of the Outer Banks. Dan referred to his grandchildren as his “dividends in life”.They are: Dana Hurley, Katie Hurley Robinson, Andrew Hurley; Brenna, Robert, James, and Daniel Finlayson; David, Devon, Noah, and Erin Hurley; and Elizabeth, Spencer, and Emily Wilkinson.  The family wishes to thank his devoted caregivers; Dolores, Dwayne, Monica, and Shelia for their loving care and his hospice nurse, Natalie.  A wake service will be held at 7 PM on Sat, Feb 1 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Rev. Dr. William F. Walsh, on Monday, Feb 3 at 10 AM at Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk with interment at Southern Shores Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Sanderling Inn in Duck at noon.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Dr. Herbert Bryan Hutt

BUXTON - Dr. Herbert Bryan Hutt, 68, husband of Nancy Evans Hutt and a native of Mr. Pleasant, S.C., died Sunday in Chapel Hill.  He was a World War II veteran.  Other survivors include two daughters: Mary H. Kaceenski of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Sally Hutt of Occidental, Calif.; a son, Herbert B. Hutt, Jr. of Santa Monica, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. T.S. __?___ of Centerville, Ohio; and two grandchildren.  A funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in the Family Cemetery in Buxton by the Rev. Fred Roberts.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, December 16, 1981; pg. 15)

Charles Delbert Hymes, Sr.

MANTEO - Charles "Charlie" Delbert Hymes, Sr., 67, died Thursday, March 14 at HealthEast Medical Center in Nags Head.  Mr. Hymes was born in Junior, West Virginia to the late Delbert Frederick and Ethel Hammner Hymes.  He was a retired carpenter and attended the Pentecostal Church of God in Hendricks, West Va.  He is survived by his wife, Bernice Ketterman Hymes of the residence; one daughter, Tammy Gayle Vulcano of Rices Landing, Pa.; one son, Charles "Chuck" D. Hymes, Jr. and wife Debbie of Kill Devil Hills; one sister, Beverly Hope Mitchell of Manteo and eight grandchildren: Amanda, Ashley, Alex, Brent, Joseph, Mathew, Michael and Jesse.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Helen Y. Fitzwater, and a son, George L. Hymes.  A Graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 17, 2002; pg. 14A)

George Lewis Hymes

MANTEO - George (John) Lewis Hymes, 50, died Feb. 10 at a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Born in Junior, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Delbert Frederick Hymes and Ethel Blanche Hamner Hymes. He was the husband of Bertha Dale Midgett Hymes of the home. Mr. Hymes was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Kristal Brown of Glendale, Arizona; one son, Charles Lewis Hymes of Clarksburg, West Virginia; one step-daughter, Francis Scarborough of Wanchese; two sisters: Helen Fitzwater of Philippi, W.V. and Beverly Hope Mitchell of Manteo; one brother, Charles Delbert Hymes of Kill Devil Hills; three grandchildren & two step-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo pending completion of funeral arrangements. The family will meet at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Bud Mitchell of Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 12, 1995)

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