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Marilynn Marie Midgett Icenogle

Marilynn Marie Midgett Icenogle, 54, of Raleigh, died Tuesday, November 17, at Wake Medical Center.  Marilynn was born March 5, 1955, to Caleb and Mabel Fears Lucas. Marilynn's years in this world are a testament to resilience and strength, patience and grace, love and sorrow, laughter and passion for all the joy life has to offer.  Marilynn's spirit lives on through her husband Billy Leon Icenogle; sons, Jonathan Jones and wife Julianna Pastorius of Kill Devil Hills, Richard Michael McDaniel of Raleigh; daughter, Adrianne McDaniel of Raleigh; step-sons, Billy “BJ” Icenogle of Tampa, Fla., and John Icenogle of Raleigh; step-daughter, Christy Icenogle and husband Ali Khosravi-far of Dunn; a brother, Charlie Dunaway of Danville, Va.; and her grandchildren, Caleb Jones, Josie and Jonah Khosravi-far and Abigail Mitchell.  A memorial service was set for 2 p.m. Saturday, November 21, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home Chapel, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. A second service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Old Nags Head Cove Clubhouse Soundside, 4512 Hesprides Drive, Nags Head. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the clubhouse.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 22, 2009;pg. 12A)

Merita Lee Bradley Iliff

Merita Lee Iliff (nee Bradley), 54, passed away Friday night, January 21, 2011 at Norfolk General Hospital.  Born in Bethesda, Maryland, she was the daughter of Donald Frank Bradley, Sr. currently of Fairfax, VA and Edith Jennette Bradley, currently of Buxton, NC.  She is predeceased by one brother, Jeffery Bradley.  Merita will be remembered for her love of animals.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Pete Iliff of Buxton, her son, Roger Alton Bradley of Nokesville, VA, two sisters, Scheryl Gray and husband Wayne of Nags Head, Carol E. Bradley of Catlett, VA, and one brother, Donald F. Bradley, Jr. of Buxton, NC.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 28, 2011 at Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cory Oliver officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in Merita L. Iliff’s honor, to the Hatteras Island Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1591, Buxton, NC 27920.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ralph Ashley Ingersoll

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Ralph Ashley Ingersoll, 65, of the 100 block of Sir Richard's Drive, Kill Devil Hills, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Norfolk (Va.) General Hospital.  Mr. Ingersoll was born January 15, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Clayton and Pauline Johnson Ingersoll and the husband of Sachiko Kobayshi, who survives.  He was an inspector for the Federal Aviation Association and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, David B. Ingersoll of Kill Devil Hills; and one brother, Clayton Ingersoll of Scullville, N.J.  Graveside services will be held in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens, Manteo, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Warren Chapman officiating.  Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 15, 1996; pg. 14A)

Sachike Kobayashi Ingersoll

Sachike Kobayashi Ingersoll of Colington Harbor died Friday, Feb. 14, at her residence.  She was 67.  A native of Kobe, Japan, Mrs. Ingersoll was a retired supervisor of a  school cafeteria.  She was the widow of the late Ralph A. Ingersoll.  A graveside service was held Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens, Manteo, by the Rev. Robert Pitsch.  Twiford's Colony Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, February 20, 1997; pg. 4A)

James Thomas Insley

MANTEO, NC - James Thomas (Jim Bo-Jimmy Booker) Insley, 61, of Manteo, died, Saturday, June 3, 2006, in his residence. Mr. Insley was born in Poquoson, VA, and was a waterman on the James River. Mr. Insley moved to North Carolina in 1972 and was a commercial trawl boat captain of two vessels. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing and spending time with extended family and friends. Mr. Insley was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a former member of the Poquoson Fire Dept.  He was the son of the late John Hillary Insley, Sr. and Sally Margaret Holloway Insley and the husband of the late Ellen Martin Insley.  Surviving are one daughter: Cynthia Neel of Hampton, VA; two sons, Danny Martin of Nags Head, NC and William Martin of Cary, NC; two sisters: Mary Martin of Poquoson, VA and Jane Robinson of Stewardtown, PA; two brothers: Albert Insley of York County, VA and John Insley, Jr. of Poquoson, VA; Grandchildren: Amanda Martin of Elizabeth City, Harmond and Caroline Martin of Cary, NC. Mr. Insley was pre-deceased by his brother: William Insley.  A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo by the Rev. David J. Daniels. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Thomas Henry Isenhour, Sr.

MANTEO - Thomas Henry Isenhour, Sr., 72, died Tuesday, May 19,  in Norfolk, Va.  Born in Kansas City, he was the son of the late William Henry Isenhour and Esther Page Isenhour. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Sigsby Isenhour of the residence.  Mr. Isenhour is also survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Isenhour Elliot of Fairfax, VA and two sons, Thomas Henry Isenhour, Jr. of Virginia Beach and Charles Richard Isenhour, also of Virginia Beach. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Clark of Kansas City, Kansas.  Left of cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Kallie Elizabeth Isenhour, Zachary Thomas Isenhour, John Wallace Elliot, William Henry Elliot, David James Elliot, Ainsley Barret Isenhour, and Nolan Scott Isenhour.  A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 2:00 pm in Manteo Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Cottingham officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 24, 2009; pg. 8A)

Marie Dowe Jack

Mrs. Marie Dowe Jack, age 85, of 1620 Ulster Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Jack, a native of Dare County, NC, was the daughter of the late Adam Dowe and Dora O’Neal Dowe and the wife of John Ambrose Jack of the residence. She was a former policewoman with the Norfolk Police Department and a seamstress. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.  Besides her husband she is survived by a son, James L. Johnson, Jr., of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Alma Doughman of Camden, NC; six grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Norman Loy Johnson and a brother, Marvin Dowe.  A graveside funeral service will be Thursday, April 29, 2004, at 10:00 AM at Austin Cemetery with Father James Buchholz officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, 500 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Madilynne Elizabeth Jack-Walton

WANCHESE, NC - Madilynne Elizabeth Jack-Walton, littlest angel to Jennifer A. Jack and Jeffery S. Walton of Wanchese, NC, and formerly of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, NC.  Besides her parents, Madilynne Elizabeth is survived by maternal grandparents, Anne Hancock of Elmira, NY and Richard and Alice Jack of Roanoke, VA and formerly of Corning, NY; paternal grandparents Mary Walton of Texas and the late Gary Walton; and several aunts and uncles.  A memorial service will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 10:00 am with Rev. Ron Denham officiating.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Alverta Bowser Jackson

Mrs. Alverta Bowser Jackson departed her life on Friday, November 5, 2004 in Reno, Nevada. She was a civilian employee at the U.S. Naval Base In Fallon, Nevada where she retired. She was the daughter of the late Dorothy Bowser Purvis and Cleon Tillett.  She is survived by her husband, Richard Jackson of Hawthorne, Nevada; one sister, Louise Spencer of Manteo; two brothers, Delroy Bowser, Alton Tillett Sr., Mrs. Delma Meekins of Durham; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.  Services were held in Nevada. A service will be held at Haven Creek Baptist Church, Manteo, on Thursday, November 17, 2004 at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 11, 2004; pg. 12A)

Hickman Brient Jackson

FRISCO, NC - Hickman “Hicky” Brient Jackson, 54, died Monday, August 13, 2007 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA he was the son of Hickman Bray Jackson of Gloucester, VA and the late Eleanor Bublo Jackson. He was a self employed contractor, an honorary member of Spruill's Pasture Gun Club, and an avid hunter and fisherman.  Besides his father, Hicky is survived by his wife, Sheila Willis Jackson of the residence; a daughter, Sarah Margaret Jackson of Frisco, NC; a son, Brient Earl Jackson of Frisco, NC; three brothers, William Joseph Jackson of Bath, NC, Charles “Skip” Jackson of Newport News, VA, and Joseph Bray Jackson of Windsor, NC; and two grandchildren, Owen J. Jackson and Adrianne Margaret Jackson.  A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Heritage of Faith Family Church by the Rev. David Stowe and the Rev. Dwight Burrus. Burial will be in the Willis Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at church on Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lois Jane Jackson

FRISCO - Lois Jane Jackson, 69, died Monday, October 18 [1999] in a Norfolk, Va. hospital.  Mrs. Jackson was born in Ogdenburg, N.Y.  She was a homemaker and a member of Hatteras Assembly of God, the daughter of the late George and Jessie Dugan Northrup and the wife of Hubert Calvin Jackson of the residence.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Jackson is survived by one daughter, Barbara Jackson of Frisco; three sons: Kurt M. Jackson of Hatteras, Kevin D. Jackson and wife Rossie, and Kenneth D. Jackson and wife Angelia, all of Buxton; and six grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Hatteras Assembly of God on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Don Brown officiating.  Burial will follow in the Jennette Family Cemetery in Buxton.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 21, 1999; pg. 6A)

Lottie Gallop Jackson

MANTEO - Lottie Gallop Jackson, 67, died Friday, January 3 in Norfolk, Va. Mrs. Jackson was born in Wanchese and was a retired secretary for Twiford's Funeral Home and a former substitute teacher for Dare County Public Schools. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and was former Girl Scout Leader for 10 years. She was the daughter of the late Elbert Palmer "Pam" and Juanita Midgett Gallop ad the wife of Melvin Lee Jackson. Besides her husband surviving are one daughter, Michelle Midyette "Shelly" Perrot of East Lake; one step-daughter, Roxanne Leigh Jackson of Manteo; two step-sons: Richard Davis Jackson of Manteo and Robert Melvin Jackson of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters: Betty Jeanette Etheridge of Wanchese and Eleanor G. Poulnot of Woodstock, Ga.; two brothers: Harvey R. Gallop of Mamie and Vernon F. "Bud" Gallop of Eldora, N.J.; 2 grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren; one aunt, Elva Simpson; and two uncles: Roscoe Gallop and Erb Gallop, all of Wanchese. Mrs. Jackson was predeceased by two brothers: Elbert Eugene "Genie Boy" Gallop and Fred P. "Dinky" Gallop. A funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. in First Assembly of God by the Rev. Ronnie Midgett and the Rev. James H. Davenport. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 5, 2003; pg. 14A)


(The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 24, 2004; pg. 12A)

Mary Frances Quidley Jackson

BUXTON - Mary Frances Quidley Jackson, age 76, of Snow Hills, died Sept. 14, in a Greenville hospital. Mrs. Jackson was born in Buxton, the daughter of the late Guy Chesterwood and Sadie Payne Quidley. She was the widow of Willie Jackson. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Hill; a granddaughter, Marjorie Galbrecht; two grandsons, Russell Eick and Tommy Hill; a great-granddaughter and a great-grandson, all of Norfolk, Va.; her sister: Allene Q. Gaskins of Buxton; a nephew and 3 nieces. Funeral services were held Sept. 18, at the graveside in Quidley Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 19, 1995)

Melvin Lee Jackson

Melvin Lee Jackson, 80, died Monday, July 24, 2006 at the Outer Banks Hospital. He was born August 18, 1925 in Weeksville, NC to the late Bessie Richardson and Robert Lee Jackson. He graduated from Elizabeth City High School in 1943. Melvin joined VEPCO in 1949 in Elizabeth City, NC, transferring to Manteo when VEPCO took over Roanoke Utilities of Manteo, until his retirement in September 1985. In 1980, Melvin joined his two sons at Jackson Automotive, until 1993. He worked at Twiford Funeral Homes as a funeral assistant and transporter until January 2006. He was a charter member, served on the Planning and Building Committee, was the first deacon and chairman of the deacon board at Faith Baptist Church on Burnside Road. Melvin was elected to two different terms as a Manteo Commissioner and served on the town Planning Board. He was a member of the Dare County Farm Bureau Board, the Roanoke Island Historical Association Board, and was appointed by Governor Martin in 1990 to the Corridor and Elizabeth II Commission. He was member of the Camden Lions Club and later, the Manteo Lions Club, where he served in all capacities. He was predeceased by two brothers, William Clarence Jackson, killed at Pearl Harbor, and Leslie Carlton Jackson; two sisters, Irma Jackson Midgett an d Betty Jackson Jennings. He was also preceded in death by his first wife of 31 years and mother of his children, Elizabeth Turner Jackson, and his second wife of 25 years, Lottie Gallop Jackson. Melvin is survived by his three children, Richard Davis Jackson and wife, Robin of Manteo, Robert Melvin Jackson and wife, Carolyn of Citrus Springs, FL and Roxanne Leigh Jackson of Manteo; six grandchildren, Richard Corey Jackson of FL, Perry Turner Jackson of Manteo, Angela J. Habhab and Kurt Michael Jackson of St. Louis, MO, Jessica Ray of FL, and Alfred Lee Jackson of Manteo; five great-grandchildren, Katlin Jackson, Jordan Jackson, Lillie and Molly Jackson and Bryce Habhab. He is also survived by one brother, William Leslie Jackson of Elizabeth City, NC; aunt, Mit Seymour of Camden, NC and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Manteo Faith Baptist Church on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 11:00 am with Rev. Ronnie Midgett and Rev. Ken Simpson officiating. Burial will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and at other times at the home of grandson, Alfred Jackson, 146 Fort Hugar Way, Heritage Point, Manteo.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Ben Jackson

Funeral services for William Ben Jackson, 55, who died Friday [Mar. 22, 1963] in a Portsmouth hospital, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras by the Rev. Van Cash, pastor of Hatteras Methodist Church. Members of the choir sang "Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me". Mrs. Damon Gray, Jr. accompanied at the organ. The casket pall consisted of red carnations, Easter lilies and fern. Pallbearers were Damon Gray, Jr., Dexter Stowe, Damon Gray, Sr., Levin Stowe, Wheeler Ballance and Lafayette Midgett. Burial followed in Tolson Cemetery at Buxton. Mr. Jackson, husband of Mrs. Mary Frances Jackson and son of Benjamin F. and Mrs. Annie Tolson Jackson, was a native of Buxton. He lived in Portsmouth, Va. 9 years. He was a Methodist and was employed by Norfolk Dredging Co. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary J. Eick of Portsmouth, Va.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 29, 1963)

Clara Eberdeen Sanderlin James

Mrs. Clara Eberdeen Sanderlin James, 69, of Manteo, died Saturday [Nov. 15, 1975] in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Kitty Hawk, she had lived in Manteo for 3 years. She was a member of the St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church in Nags Head. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Diana Dean Ellicott of Richmond; a son, James Edward James, Jr. of Manteo; a sister, Mrs. Leona Scarborough of Kitty Hawk; a brother, Rabon Sanderlin of Currituck County; a grandchild. A funeral service will be held Tuesday in St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church by the Rev. Stan Easty, Jr. Burial will be in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. The body will be taken from Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, to the church.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 18, 1975)

Diana Dean James

MANTEO, NC - Diana Dean “Dee Dee” James, 59, of Manteo, NC died Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at Chesapeake General Hospital. She was born in Washington D.C. to the late James Edward and Clara Sanderlin James. She was a librarian at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, a member of St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, and a member of the Parrothead Club.  Ms. James is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Claire Wilson of Richmond, VA and Allison Dean Haynes of Atlanta, GA. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Edward “Laddie” James, Jr.   A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 1:00 PM at St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church by the Rev. Charles E.B. Gill. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Elsie Burrus James

ELIZABETH CITY - Mrs. Elsie Burrus James, 92, the widow of George M. James, died Tuesday [Feb. 26, 1985] in a nursing home.  A native of Hatteras, she was the daughter of the late E.E. Burrus and the late Zelphia Austin O'Neal.  She was a retired private duty nurse and was a member of First Baptist Church.  Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Stanley of Elizabeth City; a sister, Lora Willis of Hatteras; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Thursday in Highland Park Cemetery by Dr. B.E. White, Jr.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City had charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Betty Blair Jarvis

FRISCO - Betty Blair Jarvis, 21, died Saturday, August 5.  Blair was born in Belhaven and graduated from Cape Hatteras School.  She became an actress in California having minor roles in several films.  She currently worked at Village Video.  Surviving are her parents, Robert D. and Virginia Harris Jarvis McBride of Frisco; two brothers: Ronald Lee Jarvis, Jr. and Darrin Deyo McBride, both of Frisco; maternal grandparents: Percy A. and Mary Lou Harris of Fairfield; maternal grandmother, Frieda Marlene Meuller Jarvis of Swan Quarter, and paternal grandfather, Frank McBride of Frisco.  Blair is also survived by her father, Ronald Lee Jarvis, Sr.; step-brother, Daniel Garret Jarvis, and step-sister, Frieda Lynn Jarvis, all of Swan Quarter; and special friend, Hillary Scott of Buxton.  She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Linwood Jarvis.  A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 7 in the Cape Hatteras School by the Revs. Jereomie Wollard, Billy Rutledge and Dwight Burrus.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 8, 2000; pg. 9A)

Charlie Homer Jarvis

KITTY HAWK -  Charlie Homer Jarvis, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, in Sentara Barco Nursing Home. He was born in Swan Quarter, N.C., to the late Lottie and Saddie Jarvis, and was a carpenter. He is survived by his daughter, Nora Elizabeth Willis of Colington Harbor, N.C.; three sons, Robert Eugene Jarvis of Engelhard, N.C., Jackie Rex Jarvis of Hendersonville, N.C., and Bobby Andrew Jarvis of Kitty Hawk; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Charles Edward Jarvis. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk with the Rev. Eugene McLawhorn officiating. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling the arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 26, 2002; pg. 6A)

Tahun Lavelle Jenkins

Tahun Lavelle Jenkins died September 14, 2008 in Charlotte. Tahun was the son of Lavelle Jenkins, Sr. and wife Cynthia of Manteo, and Davetta Jenkins of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born August 5, 1976 in Chicago, IL and became saved at an early age.   Left to cherish the memories of Tahun is his fiancé, Sheconda Audrey and their son, Kameron Jenkins, Tahun's three children of his marriage with Danita Jenkins; Kevin Jenkins, Tahun Jenkins, Jr., and Madaysha Jenkins; his paternal grandmother, Anna Jenkins of Chicago and his maternal grandmother Juanita Hodges of Chicago; sisters and brothers: Stephenie Young (Edu) of Suffolk, VA, Lavelle Jenkins, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Alex March, Andrew Jenkins, Evelyn Jenkins, and Samuel Jenkins all of Manteo, NC. eight nieces and nephews, a host of cousins, aunts, and uncles, and dear friends.   The funeral and committal will be held at noon on Tuesday September 23, 2008 at Free Grace Church of Christ Disciples of Christ Church in Manteo. Pastor Carrie G. Holmes will officiate and Reverend James McNair, Sr. will be the eulogist. A visitation will be held at 11:30 am, prior to the service. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted to serve the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 21, 2008; pg. 10A)

Almy Benjamin Jennette

ELIZABETH CITY - Almy Benjamin Jennette, 71, died Monday [April 28, 1995] in his home at Halstead Blvd.  He was a native of Buxton, son of the late Jeannie Scarborough and Unaka Benjamin Jennette.  He had retired from the Coast Guard as a chief boatswain's mate and from the Army Corps of Engineers as a quartermaster.  He was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church and Currituck Masonic Lodge 463.  Survivors include his wife, Maleta Williams Jennette; a son, Errol B. Jennette of Kitty Hawk; five sisters: Vivian Frontis and Olive Jennette, both of Buxton, Mrs. James Anderson of Elizabeth City, Ramona Provo of Rocky Mount and Mrs. Roscum Gibbs of Tarboro; a brother, Rany Jennette of Buxton; and two grandchildren.  Graveside services with military honors were conducted Wednesday in the veterans section of Westlawn Memorial Park.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel had charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Barbara Willis Jennette

Barbara Willis Jennette, 81, of 46323 Flowers Ridge Road, Buxton, NC died Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home. Born in Hatteras, NC, she was the daughter of the late Josephus and Lora O. Willis and was the widow of Clarence B. Jennette. Mrs. Jennette was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, Hatteras Island Chapter 303, and of the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060 Auxillary.  Mrs. Jennette is survived by her daughters, Brenda Russell and husband Joe of Elizabeth City, NC, and Dona Wright of Buxton, NC; sons, Harold D. Carlin and wife Sonia, and Glen H. Carlin and wife Dana, all of Buxton, NC; a granddaughter, Lora Carlin, whom Mrs. Jennette raised as her own daughter; sister, Gerald Choy of Elizabeth City, NC; brother, Lonnie Willis of Hatteras, NC; six grandchildren, Richie Russell and wife Kim, Michael Russell and wife Rene, Theo Wright and wife Tracy, Stan Wright and wife Reiko, Brooke Nessen, and Luke Powell; six great grandchildren, Ashley, Adam, Shelly, Lindsay, Joshua, and Kayla Russell; a niece, Tammy Willis; a nephew, Joe Willis; and all of her friends at the campground, which are too numerous to mention by name. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, and by her brother, Josephus Willis, Jr.  A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hollywood Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Island Chapel, Kohler Drive, Hatteras, NC. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Jennette family.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, December 24, 2009)


(The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 21, 2010; pg. 10A)

Baxter Miller Jennette

BUXTON, May 10 - Baxter Miller Jennette, 58, retired Coast Guardsman, died at his home here at midnight Saturday [May 6, 1950] after several months of declining health. Funeral services were held Monday with burial following in the family cemetery. He was a member of the Cape Hatteras Station crew which received a Congressional Lifesaving Medal and citation for heroism in a rescue on Diamond Shoals more than 20 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lula Jennette; two sons: Isaac Jennette and Clarence Jennette; two daughters: Mrs. Alice Austin and Mrs. Andrew Sterling of Buxton; three brothers: Urias of Brooklyn, N.Y., Bateman of Norfolk, and Junius Jennette of Buxton; three sisters: Mrs. Lonie Barnett, and Mrs. Levetta Gray of Buxton, and Mrs. Lora Stowe of Washington.  (unknown newspaper)

Benjamin Jennette

DIED WHILE PREPARING TO MARRY AT THE AGE OF 82; UNCLE BEN JENNETTE OF BUXTON WAS A POPULAR FIGURE; LEFT SPLENDID FAMILY - A few days ago there died at Buxton one of the most loved personalities on the "Banks".  He was Uncle Ben Jennette, 82 years old, and he succumbed to a number of frailties of age that suddenly came upon him.  At the time of his death he had been making preparations to marry a woman at Cape Henry where a son is in the lighthouse service.  Mr. Jennette had grown tired of living alone, and had been buying furniture for his new venture in matrimony, it is said.  He had long been very active and alert for a man of his years.  He had been engaged in the mercantile business. He had reared a splendid family of children who had made a good home for themselves in life. Surviving are four sons and four daughters as follows: Warren Jennette of Raleigh, U.S. Jennette of Buxton, Utah Jennette of Cape Henry, Alaska Jennette of Maryland, Mrs. C.P. Gray of Buxton, Mrs. Beulah Etheridge of Raleigh, Mrs. Ethel Middleton of Columbia, S.C., and Mrs. Frank M. Miller of Buxton.  The passing of Uncle Ben was a sad event at the Cape.  He will be missed.  He was one of those old-time, stalwart, self-reliant figures that the county can so ill afford to be without.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, Aug. 28, 1936; pg. 1)

Bernard L. Jennette

Bernard L. Jennette, 60, of Buxton, died Friday morning [Aug. 23, 1974] in the Albemarle Hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of Buxton. He was a Baptist, served in the US Army, retired from Civil Service and was owner of the Trailer Sales and Park at Buxton and formally had Jennette's Detective Agency at Virginia Beach, Va. He was the son of the late Bateman and Mrs. Flora Miller Jennette. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Gard Jennette; four daughters: Mrs. Delores Ransome of Norfolk, Mrs. Brenda Moser of Chesapeake, Miss Tracy Jennette of Buxton, and Miss Stacey Jennette of Buxton; two sons: Donnie Lee Jennette of Virginia Beach and Kenneth Jennette of Buxton; two brothers: Harry Jennette and Lester Jennette of Virginia Beach; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras. Burial followed in the Jennette Mauseleum at Buxton.  (unknown newspaper)

Catherine Tolson Jennette

BUXTON - Catherine Tolson Jennette, 80, of Buxton, died Thursday [April 18, 1991] in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mrs. Jennette was the daughter of the late Willie and Charlotte Midgett Tolson and the wife of the late Calvin Jennette.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church.  Surviving are one son, Leroy T. Abbott of Wanchese; four sisters: Fannie Williams and Martha Steen both of Buxton, Margaret Hendricks of Chesapeake, Va. and Anges Crankshaw of Lake Placid, Fla.; one brother, Leston Tolson of Virgina Beach; four grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Funeral services have been set for Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Thomas Sweeley.  Burial will follow in the Quidley Cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of the arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Clarence Baxter Jennette

BUXTON - Clarence Baxter Jennette, 79, died Monday, Nov. 20 in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mr. Jennette, a native of Buxton, was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after over 20 years of service.  He was a veteran of both WWII and the Korean War.  He was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God, the Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698, York Rite Boddies of Elizabeth City, Sudan Temple of New Bern and the VFW Post 10348.  He was the son of the late Baxter M. and Lula Midgett Jennette.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita P. Jennette.  Mr. Jennette is survived by his wife, Barbara Willis Jennette of the home; one daughter, Ruby J. Good of Elizabeth City; two sons: Clarence B. Jennette, Jr. of Beverly Hills, Florida and Wayland W. Jennette of Buxton; two step-daughters: Brenda C. Russell of Elizabeth City and Donna Wright of Williamston; two step-sons: Harold D. Carlin and Glen H. Carlin, both of Buxton; one sister: Doris J. Stirling of Buxton; one brother: Isaac Jennette of Buxton; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Lighthouse Assembly of God on Nov. 22 by the Rev. Shawn Mizelle.  [a photograph accompanied this obituary]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 21 & 23, 1995)

Darrel Rawls Jennette

BUXTON - Darrel Rawls Jennette, 61, died Monday, March 7, 1994, in Albemarle Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Lighthouse Assembly of God in Buxton.  Burial will follow in the Jennette Family Cemetery in Buxton.  The family will receive friends today from 7 until 9 p.m. at the church.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Jennette was the husband of Patricia Ann Palmer Jennette of the home and the son of Rena Midgett Kidd of Strausburg, Va. and Isaac Jennette and his wife, Grace, of Buxton.  Other survivors include two daughters, Debra Parker of Norfolk, Va. and Lisa Stowe of Buxton; two sons: Darrel R. Jennette, Jr. of Woodstock, Va. and Lance Jennette of Strausburg; two sisters, Joan Robinson of Warner Robbins, Ga. and Teresa Deaton of King; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  (unknown newspaper)

Devaney Elwood Jennette
The Coastland Times - February 14, 1989; pg. 6A

Doris Lee Jennette

Doris Lee Jennette, 82, of Buxton, NC, died Wednesday, January 8, 2014. She was born in Cordova, MD, to the late Edgar and Margaret Whitby Sard. It was in Maryland that she met Nasa Jennette Jr., and moved to Hatteras Island soon after. They were married for thirty-five years. Doris was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an exceptional baker and knew how to share. Her cookies will be remembered and missed by everyone who enjoyed them. She lived a Christian life, loved the beach and the light houses along the Outer Banks.   She is survived by her husband, Nasa F. Jennette Jr.; her daughter, Juanita Long and her husband, Wade of Mardela Springs, MD; her sons, Timothy Jennette and wife, Cindy, of Buxton, NC, Nasa F. Jennette III, and wife, Janice also of Buxton, Grant Jennette and wife, Linda, of Virginia Beach, VA; her sister, Barbara Pangburn and husband, Ken, of Lakeland, FL; her brother Billy Sard and wife, Mary of Camden DE; grandchildren, Desmond Brown and wife, Cindy, Jason Brown and wife, Laura, Ryan Jennette, and Lauren Jennette; great grandchildren, Elijah, Jason, Desmond, and Ava. Including her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Buddy Sard.   Funeral Service will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 2:00 pm. A visitation will be held at the church starting at 1:00 pm until the start of the service, on Saturday.   Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ethel S. Jennette

BUXTON N.C. - Mrs. Ethel S. Jennette, 75, the widow of Nasa Farrow Jennette and a daughter of Henry and Mrs. Lorena Wade Scarborough, died in a Norfolk hospital Thursday [July 24, 1969]. A native of Avon, she lived in Buxton most of her life. She was a member of Buxton Methodist Church. Surviving are 11 daughters: Mrs. Ruth Quidley, Mrs. Muriel Fulcher, Mrs. Geraldine Gaskins, Mrs. Delores Gillikin and Mrs. Goldie Watson of Buxton, Mrs. Rachel Austin of Avon, Mrs. Hazel Whedbee of Chesapeake, Mrs. Lorena Hornbacher of Norfolk, Mrs. Elizabeth Hooper of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Ellena Gillikin of Beaufort, and Mrs. Edith Bradley of Fairfax; three sons: Calvin Jennette, Joseph Jennette and N.F. Jennette of Buxton; 46 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The body was sent from Derry-Twiford Funeral Home in Norfolk to Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Methodist Church. Burial will be in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Fayiona Peele Jennette
The Coastland Times - May 30, 2002; pg. 14

Isaac C. Jennette

BUXTON - Isaac C. Jennette, 83, of Buxton, died Friday, May 23, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mr. Jennette was born in Buxton and was a retired store keeper and original owner of the Falcon Motel and member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God. He was the son of the late Baxter M. and Lula Midgette Jennette. He was the husband of Grace Gray Jennette. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters: Joan Robinson of Buxton and Teresa Deaton of King; daughter-in-law, Pat Jennette of Woodstock, Va.; and nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held May 26 in the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church by the Revs. Shawn Mizelle and Elmo Daniels. Burial will be in the Jennette Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 25, 1997)

John Benjamin Jennette

John Benjamin Jennette, 80, died Thursday night [March 8, 1951] at a New Bern hospital after an illness of several years.  He was a retired lighthouse keeper, native of Cape Hatteras, Dare County and keeper of the Hatteras Inlet Light to 1911.  He was transferred to New Bern as keeper of the New Bern Harbor lights.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Centenary Methodist Church in New Bern at 3:30 o'clock with burial following in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Surviving are his wife [Delphine Louise Miller Jennette]; two daughters: Mrs. Carl Bartling of New Bern and Mrs. Curtis Edwards of Winston-Salem; three sons: Arthur S. Jennette of Norfolk, John B. Jennette, Jr. of New Bern, and Lt. Comdr. C.E. Jennette of Norfolk.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 16, 1951; pg. 1)

Joseph Edward Jennette, Jr.

Joseph Edward Jennette, Jr., 82, of Chesapeake, VA died Saturday, July 23, 2011 at his residence. Born in Babylon, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Ruby Woodal Jennette. He was a graduate of Cape Hatteras High School, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard having retired as a Chief Boatswain Mate, and was a retired tug boat captain of 27 years with Norshipco.  Mr. Jennette is survived by his wife, Charlotte June Meekins Jennette of the residence; four daughters, Charlotte Dixon and husband, John “Skip” of Manteo, NC, Ruby Weston and husband, “Hot Rod” of Chesapeake, VA, Ramona Griffin of Manteo, NC, and Sandy Comey and husband, David of Chesapeake, VA; two sisters, Alice McCreevy and Josie Farrow both of Buxton, NC; two brothers, Steve and Dale Jennette both of Buxton, NC; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Dixon, Jed Dixon and wife, Amy, T.J. Leary, Lindsay Leary, Brandon Griffin and wife, Jamie, Colby Griffin, Justin Comey, and Ashlin Comey; and four great grandchildren, Cal and June Dixon and Madison and Mason Griffin. He was also preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Faith Griffin.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Lighthouse Assembly of God with the Rev. Jonathan Bennett officiating. Burial will be in the Jennette Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Joseph Edward Jennette, Sr.

Joseph Edward Jennette, Sr., 66, died Tuesday [Feb. 9, 1971] at 12:15 p.m. in his home in Buxton. A lifelong resident of Buxton, he was a fisherman and was retired from the NC State Ferry Commission. He was a member of Buxton Assembly of God Church. He was the husband of Mrs. Fay Peele Jennette and a son of Nace and Mrs. Alice Gray Jennette. Besides his widow, surviving are three sons: Stephen Jennette and Dale Jennette of Buxton, and Joseph E. Jennette, Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; two daughters: Alice Fay Jennette and Josey Jennette and a brother, N.F. Jennette, Jr., all of Buxton; 11 sisters: Mrs. Geraldine Gaskins, Mrs. Delores Gilliken, Mrs. Goldie Watson, Mrs. Ruth Quidley and Mrs. Murrell Jennette of Buxton, Mrs. Elizabeth Hooper and Mrs. Lorena Hornbacker of Norfolk, Mrs. Elena Gilliken of Beaufort, Mrs. Edith Bradley of Fairfax, Va., Mrs. Rachel Austin of Avon, and Mrs. Hazel Whidbee of Chesapeake; and 4 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Assembly of God Church by the Rev. David Raynor. Burial will be in the Jennette family cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Juanita Peele Jennette

Mrs. Juanita Peele Jennette, 50, registered nurse at Buxton Health Center, died Tuesday morning [Dec. 8, 1964] in the Public Health Service Hospital, Norfolk, after illness of 18 months.  Born at Hatteras, she lived in Buxton 23 years.  She was the wife of Clarence B. Jennette.  Her parents were Leo and Mrs. Beatrice Austin Peele.  She was a graduate of Hatteras High School and Tayloe Hospital, Washington.  She was a member of Buxton Assembly of God Church and Order of the Eastern Star.  Besides her husband, surviving are three sons: Clarence B. Jennette, Jr. of the Air Force in Biloxi, Miss., and Wayland W. Jennette and Leo M. Jennette of Buxton; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Woodell Good of Buxton; three brothers, Lee Peele, Nacie Peele and Maxton Peele of Hatteras; three sisters: Mrs. Elsie Dixon of Buxton, Mrs. Beatrice Barnett of Frisco, and Mrs. Lovie Alice Leatherwood of Portland, Maine; and a grandchild.  A funeral service was conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Robert Price.  Burial was in Jennette Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Leon Edgar Jennette, Sr.

Leon Edgar Jennette Sr., 76, of Buxton, NC, passed away at Wilson Medical Center on Sunday, January 30, 2011.  He was the son of the late Junius L. Jennette, Sr. and the late Leona Gaskins Jennette.  Leon loved his family very much.  He was well known in the community and was always eager to lend a helping hand.  Mr. Jennette proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard, was a lifetime member of the Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club, a member of Duck Woods Country Club and attended Lighthouse Assembly of God in Buxton.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Junius L. Jennette, Jr.  Leon is survived by his two daughters, Rossie Jackson and husband Kevin of Buxton, Leanne Woods and husband Lonnie of Plano, Texas, and his son, Leon E. Jennette, Jr. and wife Nicole of Buxton. Also left to cherish his memory are his eight grandchildren, K.D. Jackson, Kristen Midgett, Hunter Woods, Annafaith Woods, Sophie Woods, Taylor Woods, Dallas Woods, and Trey Jennette.  The Funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at Lighthouse Assembly of God in Buxton, NC.  The family will receive friends and family for a time of Visitation at Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras, Wednesday Evening from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.

Leo Miller Jennette

Lance Corporal Leo Miller Jennette of Buxton, who died August 23 [1968] as a result of hostile rifle fire while on patrol in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam, had been in the Marine Corps 11 months.  He was a son of Clarence B. Jennette and the late Mrs. Juanita Peele Jennette.  He was a 1967 graduate of Cape Hatteras High School, entered the Marine Corps last October and was assigned to Parris Island, S.C.  He was later transferred to Camp Pendleton, Calif. and subsequently arrived in Vietnam in March.  A funeral service with military honors will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Carroll Daniels.  Burial will follow in the Jennette family cemetery.  In addition to his father, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ruby Good of Buxton; two brothers: Wayland Jennette of Buxton and Clarence B. Jennette, Jr. of Norfolk; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs Leo Peele of Hatteras.  [A photograph accompanied this obituary]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sept. 6, 1968)

Leona Gaskins Jennette

BUXTON - Leona Gaskins Jennette, 92, died Thursday, October 7 at her residence. Mrs. Jennette, born in Buxton, was the retired former owner and operator of Lighthouse Restaurant and Cape Pines Motel. She was a member, former pianist and Sunday School teacher for Lighthouse Assembly of God. She was the daughter of the late Urias and Caddie Midgette Gaskins and the widow of Junius L. Jennette, Sr.  Mrs. Jennette is survived by two sons: Junius L. Jennette, Jr. and Leon E. Jennette, both of Buxton; two sisters: Rebecca Burrus and Rossie Shoemaker, both of Virginia Beach, Va.,; five grandchildren: Judy Basnett, Terry Bazemore, Rossie Jackson, Lee Anne Woods, and Leon E. Jennette, Jr.; 9 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Lighthouse Assembly of God in Buxton on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. David Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Jennette Family Cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 10, 1999; pg. 14A)

Lula Midgett Jennette

Mrs. Lula Midgett Jennette, 71, widow of Baxter M. Jennette, died Wednesday [Dec. 16, 1964] at 2:55 a.m. in a Norfolk hospital after a short illness.  A lifelong resident of Buxton, he parents were Edward and Mrs. Alice Barnett Midgett.  She was a member of Buxton Assembly of God Church.  Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Alice Austin of Buxton and Mrs. Doris Sterling of Dunn; two sons: Isaac C. Jennette and Clarence B. Jennette of Buxton; a half-sister, Mrs. Venus Sande of Norfolk; a brother, John E. Midgett of Buxton; five half-brothers: Edward Midgett of New Smyrna, Fla., Dallas Midgett of Atlantic City, Thompson Midgett of Baltimore and Luther Midgett and Carlos Midgett of Buxton; 3 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service was conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Robert Price.  Burial was in the Jennette Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Lynn Killoy O'Neill Jennette

BUXTON - Lynn Killoy O'Neill Jennette, surrounded by her loving family, died at her home in Buxton, N.C. Wednesday, January 30, 2002 after a short battle with cancer. Lynn was born November 8, 1942 in Butte, Montana, the second daughter of James and Marguerite Killoy. Lynn was a graduate of Girls Central High School and Carroll College. She worked many years as the administrator for Second Genesis, before moving to the Outer Banks to start her own business, Kaleidoscope Interiors. Lynn became a volunteer at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, where she met longtime Buxton resident and Hatteras descendant, Rany Jennette. He and Lynn married in 1995 beneath the lighthouse. Her greatest accomplishment in recent years was chairwoman of the Hatteras Keepers Descendants Homecoming held in May 2001. This momentous event drew 1,100 descendants of the 83 Cape Hatteras keepers. Lynn was preceded in death by her husband, Rany, and her parents. She is survived by her three children: John and Dianne O'Neill of Fredericksburg, Va., Connie and Mike Lueders of Medfield, Mass, and Patrick Timothy O'Neill of Miami, Fla.; eight grandchildren: Sean, Alena, Patrick and Melanie O'Neill, Thomas, Erin, Rebecca and Nicole Leuders; brothers and their wives: Jim and Barbara Killoy of Anaconda, Mont., and Dan and Linda Killoy of Miles City, Mont.; and sister and husband, Rea and Robert Stoll of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. All who knew Lynn admired, loved and deeply respected her. She graces everyone with unlimited love, laughter and compassion. She was a symbol of strength and a guiding light to her family. We will always love and miss her. A funeral service will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 2 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Holt Clark officiating. Viewing will be Friday evening from 7-8:30 at the church. Twiford Island Chapel is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 31, 2002; pg. 4B)

Mamie Miller Jennette

RALEIGH - Mrs. Mamie Miller Jennette, 85, 1010 Lenoir St. Raleigh, died Monday [April 12, 1982] in Wake Medical Center.  Formerly of Dare County, she was the daughter of the late Christopher C. and Ormond Miller, and the widow of W.R. Jennette.  She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Mildred Thorne of Vienna, Va. and Mrs. Helen J. Powell of Virginia Beach, Va.; one son, Wallace Robert Jennette of North Little Rock, Ark,; three sisters: Mrs. Annie M. Hooper, Mrs. Lucy M. Parker and Mrs. Maude M. White, all of Buxton.  Graveside services were held Wednesday at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Myrtice Barnette Jennette

BUXTON - Myrtice Barnette Jennette, 66, died Aug. 28 [1993] at her home in Buxton.  Mrs. Jennette was born in Buxton, daughter of the late Joseph and Arvilla B. Barnette.  She was the wife of Junius Leigh Jennette of the home.  She was retired owner/operator of Cape Wood's Campground, Buxton.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Terry Bazemore of Williamsburg, Va., Judy Basnett and JoAnn Pullen, both of Buxton; one sister, Beatrice McArthur of Buxton; and eight grandchildren.  Funeral services were held in the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Mark Pullen.  Burial was in the Jennette Family Cemetery, Buxton.  (unknown newspaper)

Nasa Farrow Jennette

Nasa Farrow Jennette, died Monday [Aug. 14, 1961] in a Norfolk hospital at the age of 87. He was, during his lifetime, an outstanding leader of Cape Hatteras, formerly served on the Dare County Board of Commissioners and in many other community and county affairs. He was a political leader, and had been register and judge of elections for some 50 years. He had been a commercial fisherman all his life and was active until a few months ago. He was a native of Dare County and resided at Buxton all of his life. He was the son of the late Joseph and Cynthia Gray Jennette and husband of Mrs. Ethel Scarborough Jennette. He was a retired fisherman and a member of the Buxton Methodist church where he taught Sunday School for 75 years. The church named the Junior Sunday School class after him. Besides his wife he is survived by 11 daughters: Mrs. Ruth Quidley, Mrs. Muriel Fulcher, Mrs. Goldie Watson and Mrs. Geraldine Gaskins, all of Buxton, Mrs. Hazel Whedbee, Mrs. Lorena Midgette and Mrs. Elizabeth Hooper, all of Norfolk, Mrs. Richard Austin of Avon, Mrs. Ellena Gillikin and Mrs. Delores Gillikin, both of Ottway, and Mrs. Edith Bradley of Fairfax, Va.; four sons: Calvin Jennette, Joe Jennette and N.F. Jennette, Jr., all of Buxton, and Boyd Jennette of Norfolk; one sister, Miss Ella Jennette of Buxton; 40 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Derry-Twiford Funeral Home to be forwarded to Twiford's Funeral Home in Hatteras. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Methodist Church. Burial will be in the family cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 18, 1961)

Rany B. Jennette

LIGHTHOUSE STORYTELLER DIES; BUXTON - Rany B. Jennette died Thursday, October 4, 2001 after a long illness. Born at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Rany was the son of Unaka B. and Sudie Scarborough Jennette. His father, Unaka, was the last lightkeeper to serve at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. During WWII Rany served as a chief machinist's mate aboard several Coast Guard Cutters. After the war he went to work for the Burrough's Corp. in Durham. In the 1950's Rany returned to Buxton to become owner/operator of Lighthouse Esso Service Center and the Red Drum Tackle Shop. He then moved to Great Bridge, Va. and owned and operated an Exxon Service Center. Around 1965 he became an engineer on a NOAA Oceanographer Research vessel. In the 1970's he returned to his roots for a second time to become the manager of the Cape Hatteras Water Assoc. he finished his work career as Interpretive Park Ranger at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, where he spent many years telling stories of what it was like to grow up at the Lighthouse. He was most proud of this accomplishment. Rany served on the Social Service Board, the Dare Tourist Board, the Lions Club and the VFW. He was a charter member and first president of the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. He was an active member of the Buxton United Methodist Church and ran for county commissioner. Rany was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Josephine Miller Jennette; and a son, Kil Lee Jennette. He is survived by his wife, Lynn O'Neill Jennette of Buxton; a daughter, Terry Jennette Ponton and her husband John of Philadelphia, Pa.; a son, Timothy E. Jennette of Buxton; granddaughters: Sarah & Susan Ponton of Philadelphia; sisters: Dot and husband James Anderson, Ramona Provo of Elizabeth City, and Myrtle Gibbs of Tarboro; and many nieces and nephews in North Carolina. He is also survived by step-children: John and Dianne O'Neill of Fredericksburg, Va., Connie and Mike Lueders of Medfield, Mass., and Patrick O'Neill of Miami, Fla., as well as step-great-grandchildren: Sean, Alena, Patrick, Melanie O'Neill, and Thomas, Erin, Rebecca and Nicole Lueders. Funeral services were held at the Buxton United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 with the Rev. Holt Clarke officiating. Burial was in the Jennette Family Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001; pg. 14A)

Ruby Jennette

Mrs. Ruby Jennette, 32, of Buxton, died September 25 and was buried at Buxton. She is survived by her husband, Joe Jennette; one son, Joe Jennette, Jr.; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Jennette; two brothers: Isaac and Clarence Jennette; two sisters: Mrs. Alice Austin and Mrs. Andrew Stirling, all of Buxton.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 6, 1944; pg. 1)

Timothy Earl Jennette

Timothy Earl Jennette, 53, of Buxton, died Sunday, October 14, 2012 at his residence.  Tim was the owner of Jennette Construction.  He was a skilled, hands on craftsman who loved the challenge of completing ambitious projects.  He was the grandson of the last principal keeper of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.  He was proud of his island heritage, and loved the company of his family and friends.  Tim loved high adventure.  He was an accomplished surfer and standout wrestler at Cape Hatteras High School. Left to cherish his memory is his sister, Terry Jennette Ponton and husband, John of Avon; beloved nieces, Sarah Ponton of SanDiego, CA and Susan Ponton of Portland, OR. Tim was predeceased by his parents, Rany Brooks Jennette and Josephine Miller Jennette, and a younger brother, Kil Lee Jennette.  He will be dearly missed by his many friends.  A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at Buxton United Methodist Church on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ken Davenport officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Buxton United Methodist Church Building/Memorial Fund, POB 672, Buxton, NC 27920.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Unaka Benjamin Jennette

Unaka Benjamin Jennette, 83, retired Cape Hatteras lighthouse keeper, died Tuesday [Sept. 14, 1965] at 4 p.m. in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Hatteras Island, he lived at Buxton. He was a son of Benjamin F. and Mrs. Dorcas F. Jennette and the husband of the late Mrs. Sudie Scarborough Jennette. He became lightkeeper as a youth and served at old Hatteras Light continuously until it was changed to an automatic light. Capt. Jennette was born in the village of Buxton November 30, 1882. He joined the Lighthouse Service in 1904 as a deckhand. He was transferred to the Diamond Shoals Lightship in 1909 as a Quartermaster. In 1911 he served as captain of the 35 foot channel lightship and later on the lighthouse tender "Maple". In 1913 he was transferred [the rest of obit was continued on another page which is missing.  A photograph accompanied this obituary]  (unknown newspaper)

Utah Cole Jennette

VIRGINIA BEACH - Utah Cole Jennette, 84, died Saturday [Jan. 3, 1976] in a hospital. A native of Buxton, N.C., he was the husband of Mrs. Edna Morrisette Jennette and had lived in Virginia Beach since 1930. He retired as the lighthouse keeper at Ft. Story in 1954. He was a member of Virginia Beach Masonic Lodge #274 and Buxton Southern United Methodist Church. Besides his widow, survivors include five sons: Alton C. Jennette and Carl M. Jennette of Virginia Beach, Army Major Larry F. Jennette of Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, and John S. Litchfield and Linnie Litchfield of Virginia Beach; four daughters: Mrs. Robert Hohl of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Audrey Horton of San Jose, California, Mrs. Joan Ramsey of Vivian, La., and Mrs. Jackie Dixon of Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. Ethel Middleton of Charlotte, N.C. and Mrs. Earl Miller of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; 6 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements are pending. Maestas Funeral Home has charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Robert Jennings

HERTFORD - Robert Jennings, 70, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Robert was a friend to all and loved by all. He was a fun, caring, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He enjoyed life and loved the water. His favorite hobbies were boating and fishing. He enjoyed playing games and joking around with family and friends. He was very creative and enjoyed working with his hands.  He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1960. He worked as a barber and craftsman for a few years, and then he went into construction doing custom woodwork and building. He could do just about anything and anything he did, he did it with talent that so many wished they had.  Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 49 years, Verona O'Neal Jennings; sons, Kit O'Neal and wife Tina, Kyle O'Neal and wife Annette; daughter, Roberta Jennings Baggett; grandchildren, Orviss Taz O'Neal, Warren O'Neal, Brandy Baggett, Lindsay O'Neal, Travis Jennings Baggett, Dustin Peel; seven brothers; and two sisters.  He will be missed not only by his family, but everyone who knew him.  The family will receive friends to celebrate the life of Robert Jennings Saturday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Holiday Island Yacht Club in Hertford, N.C.  Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, November 28, 2009; pg. 10A)

Stanley Adam Jeranko, Sr.

FRISCO, N.C. - Stanley Adam Jeranko, 68, the husband of Mrs. Mildred M. Jeranko and a retired public school teacher of West Virginia, died Sunday [Nov. 26, 1978] in his home.  He was a native of Clarksburg, W. Va. and a Navy veteran of World War II.  He retired as a lieutenant commander.  He was a member of Clarksburg Elks Lodge.  Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Beth Hillburn of Homaunau, Hawaii; a son, Stanley A. Jeranko, Jr. of California; three sisters: Mrs. Ann Mandrell of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Mary Daytner of Newcastle, Pa. and Mrs. Nell Fretchey of Chicago; four brothers: Anthony Jeranko of Vallejo, Calif., Pete Jeranko of Dundalk, Md., Walter Jeranko of Pittsburg, Pa., and Harry Jeranko of Shenandoah Junction, W. Va.; and five grandchildren.  The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras.  A funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Little Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. J. Kern Ormond.  Burial will be in the Family Cemetery in Frisco.  The body will be in church at 1 p.m. Wednesday.  (unknown newspaper)

James Doven Jewel, Jr.

James Doven Jewell Jr.,76, of Kitty Hawk NC died Wednesday August 24, 2011 at his residence. Born In Washington D.C, he was the son of the late James and Roberta Jewell. He was a Veteran of the U.S Navy.  He is survived by his wife Ina Lynne Jewell; one son, J. David Jewell and wife Vivian; two grandchildren, Elissa and Nathan all of Annandale, VA.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church with the Rev. Alan Swartz officiating.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Maud Willis Job
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 1, 1966

Lester Arthur Johns, Jr.

MANTEO - Lester Arthur Johns, Jr., 44, of Manteo, died Monday, August 4, in his residence. Mr. Johns was born in Harrisburg, Pa and was employed as a painter with Ron and Phil’s Body Shop. Mr. John’s was a former member of the Pennsylvania National Guard as an E-5.  He was the son of the late Lester Arthur and Doris S. Troutman Johns.  Surviving are his daughter; Brittany Grace Johns of Manteo and his sister; Diana Johns of Port Orange, Fla.  A celebration of life will be held Sunday, August 10,2003, at 3:00 p.m. in Twiford’s Colony Chapel by the Rev. Ron Denham with burial in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family at Twiford's Funeral Home, Saturday, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Twiford’s Colony Chapel is assisting the John’s family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 10, 2003; pg. 16A)

Audrey Beasley Johnson

IN NAGS HEAD - Mrs. Audrey Beasley Johnson, 54, of Nags Head, died Saturday night [Sept. 10, 1983] at 10:30 o'clock from injuries received in an automobile accident at Oregon Inlet.  Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo by the Rev. David Daniels, pastor of the Outer Banks Worship Center, Nags Head.  Cremation followed.  Mrs. Johnson was a native of Nags Head and lived in St. Petersburg, Florida and also in Nags Head.  She was employed at the Colony House Cinema and also was employed at the Adirondak Southern School for Girls as a teacher in St. Petersburg, Fla.  She was a member and ordained minister of the Universal Church of the Master.  She is survived by her parents, Charlie and Mrs. Thelma Wise Beasley of Knotts Island; one daughter, Mrs. Muriel Marie Sweeney of Nags Head; four half-sisters: Mrs. Mariene Lightle and Mrs. Sylvia Harlow, both of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, Mrs. Marsha Williams of Virginia Beach, Va. and Mrs. Gloria Sethman of Pungo, Va.; two half-brothers: Robert Beasley and Odell Beasley, both of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren: Windy Lee Walthorn and Stormy Gale Stellini, both of Nags Head.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - September 14, 1983; pg. 11)

Bethania Etheridge Johnson

ROANOKE ISLAND NATIVE DIES IN PORTSMOUTH, VA. - Mrs. Bethania Etheridge Johnson, 83, native of Roanoke Island and sister of Mrs. Hattie Etheridge of Manteo, died Thursday morning in a Portsmouth, Va. hospital. She was the daughter of the late John Allen and Mrs. Marjorie Dowe Etheridge but had lived in the Portsmouth section most of her life.  In addition to Mrs. Etheridge, she is survived by two daughters, another sister, Mrs. Lennie Robertson of Baltimore; and 15 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Snellings Funeral Home with burial following in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Mrs. Johnson's parents lived at what is now the center of the Manteo Airport in the home that was later sold to Dare County for a County Home.  She was a sister of the late Albert Etheridge of Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 16, 1952; pg. 1)

Charles Wesley Johnson
The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 6, 1984; pg. 9A

Charlie Martin Johnson

NAGS HEAD - Charlie Martin Johnson, 84, of Nags Head, passed away October 7 at Sentara Nursing Home in Barco. He was born January 11, 1913 in Nags Head, son of the late Rudolph and Josephine Wise Johnson. He was former first assistant fire chief of the Nags Head Fire Dept. and was a retired electrician. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Johnson. Survivors include his loving family: daughter, Sherry J. Miley and her husband John of Nags Head; son, Charles W. Johnson and his wife Pearl of Nags Head; four grandchildren: Scott McPherson, Tony Schaecher, Teri Beck and Tami Conley; six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 9 at his home in Nags Head. Burial will follow in the Dolly Cemetery. Altmeyer Funeral Home in Virginia Beach is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 9, 1997)

probably Claude V. Johnson (born Apr. 1900)

DARE COUNTY TO THE FRONT - Captain and Mrs. M.L. Johnson had the misfortune to lose their infant child [not named] last Monday. The interment was at the family burying ground at the north end Wednesday.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, May 29, 1903; pg. 1)

Denise Floylen Johnson

Denise Floylen Johnson of Kill Devil Hills died Sunday, July 13, in her residence.  She was 33.  A native of Elizabeth City, Ms. Johnson was the daughter of the late Floyd B. and Helen Sumner Johnson.  Surviving Ms. Johnson are five sisters: Debbie J. Burgess of Kitty Hawk, Diana J. Burton of Fredericksburg, Va., Dale J. Young of Deep River, Conn., Donnie J. Hurley of Youngsville, N.C., and Durisa J. Bain of Dunn, N.C.  Funeral services were held at the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 16, with the Rev. Ryan K. Young officiating.  Burial was at the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, July 17, 1997; pg. 8B)

Frederick Vernon Johnson

Frederick Vernon Johnson, 83, of Manns Harbor, died Sunday [March 4, 1962] in a Raleigh hospital after a one-week illness. A native of Beaufort County, he lived in Manns Harbor 32 years. He retired in 1946 from Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. A son of James Hunt and Mrs. Annie Whitehurst Johnson, he was a member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pecola Fulcher Johnson; two daughters: Mrs. George Midgette and Mrs. Geraldine Kirkland of Norfolk, Va.; a son, Frederick Vernon Johnson, Jr. of Norfolk; a sister, Mrs. Susie Smith of Beaufort County; a brother, Charles Johnson of Beaufort County; eight grandchildren.  (unknown newspaper)

Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson of Manteo NC, 76, passed away Feb 21, 2013 at Duke Medical Center.  A 1954 Manteo High School Graduate, followed by college at NC State, he served honorably for 20 years as a US Army Officer retiring in 1979. He proudly and successfully served as Dare County Health Director from 1982 to 1996. Beloved by family and friends, Harry will truly be missed. He is survived by his wife Carolyn; two sons, Chip (Karen) and Chuck (Rajitha); three grandchildren Toni, Eryn, and Alex; and brother Arthur Ray (Nancy) and their family Susan, Adam, and Katie.  A visitation will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, 500 Budleigh St, Manteo, NC, Thursday, February 28th from 7:00-8:30pm. A memorial service will be at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 300 Ananias Dare St, Manteo, on Friday, March 1st at 11:00am.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ivey Justman Johnson, Sr.

MANTEO, NC - Ivey Justman Johnson, Sr., 81, of Manteo, died Sunday May 9, 2010, in his residence. Mr. Johnson was born in Nags Head and was a retired commercial fisherman and member of Manteo Faith Baptist Church.  He was the son of the late Willie Twiford and Elizabeth Johnson Beasley and the husband of Carolyn Midgett Johnson of the home.  Besides his wife surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Carol Reese and husband Tim of Manteo and Frankie Marie Barerra and husband Bill of Wanchese; three sons, Ivey Johnson, Jr. and wife Ann and Richard A. Johnson and wife Cheryl both of Manteo and George L. Johnson and wife Debbie of Wanchese; one sister, Naomi Summerall of Colington and two brothers, Lloyd Beasley of Elizabeth City and John Henry Beasley of Creswell; 20 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Mr. Johnson was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Annette Blowe and his sisters, Callie Louise Gallop and Nellie Perry.  A celebration of life will be in Manteo Faith Baptist Church, Wednesday May 12, 2010, at 11:00 am by Rev. Billy Dennis. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Tuesday, from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm. In lieu flowers memorials may be made to Dare County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954.  Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jeremy H. Johnson

Jeremy H. Johnson, 55, of Eat Lake and formerly of Manteo, died Tuesday, November 27 at Pitt Co. Memorial Hospital.  He worked in construction and was a sheet rock specialist.  He was the son of the late Jeanne Marie and George Harrell Johnson.  He is survived by his two brothers: Jeff Johnson of Rapid City, S. Dakota and Joel Johnson of Akien, SC, and two nieces.  Farmer Funeral Home, Ayden assisted the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 2, 2007; pg. 10A)

Lillian Basnight Johnson

Mrs. Lillian Basnight Johnson, 76, of Manteo died Sunday [Dec. 26, 1976] in the Albemarle Hospital after a long illness. She was a native of Manteo and lived there all her life. She was a member of the Manteo Baptist Church, the Garden Club, the Home Demonstration Club and the Order of the Eastern Star #79. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin B. and Mrs. Maude Twyne Basnight and wife of Charles Wesley Johnson of the home. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons: Harry D. Johnson of Newport News, Va. and Virginia and Arthur Ray Johnson of Manteo; two sisters, Mrs. Lennie B. Tillett of Wanchese and Mrs. Leona B. Midgett of Manns Harbor; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Manteo Baptist Church by the Rev. James Davenport, pastor. Burial followed in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  (unknown newspaper - Thursday, December 30, 1976)

Luther Lester Johnson, Sr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Luther Lester Johnson, Sr., age 74, died Saturday, May 13.  He was born in Nags Head, the son of the late Louis Littleton and Callie Tillett Johnson.  He was a retired painter from the Norfolk Naval Ship Yard and a past member of the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners.  Survivors include his wife, Helen Elizabeth Hall Johnson; five daughters: Helen Thelma Best of Chesapeake, Va., Brenda Twiford of Harbinger, Bernadine A. Smith of Suffolk, Va., Ida Jean Jordan of Hoboken, N.J. and Harriet Wheatley of Colington; 3 Sons: Luther L. Johnson, Jr. of Colington, Russell T. Johnson of Maggie Valley and Timothy D. Johnson of Kill Devil Hills; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held May 17 in the Laurel Memorial Gardens in Grandy.  Twiford's Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, May 16, 1995)

Martin Louis Johnson

A HELPFUL MARINER OF THIS COASTLAND GONE - Capt. Martin Louis Johnson who on April 30 would have been 87 years old, died Monday [Mar. 30, 1959] in Albemarle Hospital after a long illness.  He was born on Roanoke Island, the son of Joshua and Ellen Johnson, and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katie M. Johnson, and by two grandsons: R.E. Johnson, Jr. of Richmond and M.L. Johnson of Highland Springs, Va.; by one sister, Mrs. Lillie Swindell of Manteo; and several nieces and nephews.  He will long be remembered for his service to the Roanoke Island community for more than half a century in providing our people with dependable boat service to Elizabeth City.  He was always a generous and helpful man.  He operated the steamer Trenton until about 25 years ago when he retired and has continued to make his home in Manteo.  His body was taken to the Methodist Church of which he was a member, where it lay in state one hour before the funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. L.A. Aitken, assisted by the Baptist minister, Rev. W.E. Cholerton.  Honrary pall bearers were: M.L. Daniels, Sr., Melvin Daniels, W.B. Fearing and W.F. Baum.  Active : Ray Jones, Keith Fearing, C.S. Meekins, Ralph Davis, Jack Wilson and Ben Creef.  A solo by Johnny Long, "God's Tomorrow", and the choir sang "Abode With Me".  Mrs. Rennie Williamson, organist.  Interment in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Friday, April 3, 1959; pg. 1)

Mary Esther Johnson

MANTEO - With sadness, we announce the death of Mary E. Johnson, daughter of Annie and the late Clifton Daniels, on Friday, March 25, 2011 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA.  She was married to the late Charlie R. Johnson, Sr.  Left to mourn Mary’s memory are her three sons Shawn K. Daniels, Dion T. Daniels, and Charlie R. Johnson, Jr., twelve grandchildren, one great - grandson, and many other relatives and friends.  The funeral services will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2 PM at Free Grace Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, 821 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, NC 27954.  Pastor Carrie Holmes will officiate.  The committal service and interment will follow at the Free Grace Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ Cemetery on Burnside Road.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (Gallop Funeral Service)

Matilda Etheridge Johnson

MRS. MATILDA JOHNSON BURIED AT WANCHESE - Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda Etheridge Johnson, 79, who died at her home at Wanchese on Wednesday of last week [Oct. 20, 1943], were conducted Friday afternoon at the home. Rev. James W. Sneeden officiated. Interment was in the Tillett Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, who was a native and lifelong resident of Wanchese and a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church, is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W.C. Tillett; one son, Ralph Tillett; one sister, Mrs. Sarah F, Daniels; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 29, 1943; pg. 1)

Norma Carol Parham Johnson

NAGS HEAD - Norma Carol Johnson, age 76 of Nags Head, North Carolina, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 11, 2013. She was born to the late Louis and Virginia Parham on February 4, 1937.  Norma is survived by her daughters and their families: Shanda and Darren Bittick, Julie and Carson Bevan, Jennifer and John Lovell and Jenny Buffington. She had seven grandchildren who she adored: late Ryan Chase Snyder, Blake Snyder, Madison Snyder, Mekenzie Bevan, Brigette Bevan, Brooke Lovell, and John Lovell. She was lovingly called Marmsey or GrandMarmsey by family and friends.  Norma attended Lenoir-Rhyne University where she was crowned the sweetheart of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and state ping-pong champion. She married her college sweetheart Robert S. Johnson, Jr in August of 1961.  Norma was able to stay at home with her children for a number of years and enjoyed her teaching the neighborhood children arts and crafts. In 1973, she went back to her profession of teaching Kindergarten at Cardinal Forest Elementary. As they were both school teachers, the family enjoyed summers camping and their house at the beach. They lived in Springfield, Virginia until retiring to Nags Head.  Norma and Bob Johnson were inseparable until his death in 2000. They had many great adventures fishing, boating, camping, cruising and dancing together. Every morning, she could be found drinking a cup of coffee and reading her Bible. She taught her family about God, love and set a Christian example. She was a member of Manteo Baptist Church. Norma was an accomplished artist and her walls are covered with her paintings and drawings. Everyone loved her dearly as she was always positive and uplifting to be around and there is no doubt that she is dancing in heaven with “Dadsey”.  The visitation is from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, North Carolina. The funeral service and celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, February 17th at 2:00 PM at the Manteo Baptist Church. Reverend Ken Simpson will be officiating. The burial will be at Roanoke Island Memorial Park.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Norman Loy Johnson

ELIZABETH CITY - Norman Loy Johnson, age 59, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the Albemarle Hospital. A native of Elizabeth City, he was the son of Marie Dowe Jack of Elizabeth City and the late James L. Johnson. Besides his mother, Mr. Johnson is survived by his step-father, John Jack of Elizabeth City; two daughters, Loya J. Locklear of Raeford and Valerie Lynn Jones of Manteo; two sons, Roger L. Johnson of Baker, La. and Ronald S. Johnson of Virginia Beach; one brother, James Johnson, Jr. of Elizabeth City; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were set for Saturday, Sept. 2, at Twiford's Colony Chapel, with burial to follow at the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. Minister Ron Stuart was to officiate.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, September 3, 1995)

Phyllis Smith Johnson

NAGS HEAD - Phyllis S. Johnson, 74, died Friday, July 29, 2011 at her residence. Born in Welch, WV, she was the daughter of the late Howard H. and Vicy Smith.  A graduate of National Business College, Phyllis came to the Outer Banks with her husband in 1973. Together they founded the CPA firm now known as Johnson, Burgess, Mizelle & Straub, LLP. She was elected Commissioner of the Town of Nags Head in 1982, serving four years in that office. She also served on the boards of The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, the Outer Banks Women’s Club, the Rotary-Ann Club and the Business Professional Women’s Association. An avid bowler, she competed in tournaments on both a regional and national level. Through her career, her service to the community and her hobbies, Phyllis developed friendships with people from all walks of life. She will be dearly missed.  Predeceased by her husband, Edgar M. Johnson, Jr., she is survived by his children, Benjamin Johnson and wife, Susan of Farmville, VA, Andrew Johnson and wife, Margaret of Farmville, VA, Johanna J. Beasley and husband, Tommy of Colington, NC; a brother, Jerry D. Smith and wife, Lila of Bella Vista, AK; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo, NC on Saturday July 30, 2011 at 11:00AM with the Rev. Teresa Holloway and Greg Delp officiating. The family will receive visitors at the home in Nags Head.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ralph Wayne Johnson

WANCHESE, NC - Ralph Wayne "Snookie" Johnson, 58, of Wanchese, NC died Sunday, October 5, 2003 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mr. Johnson, born in Norfolk, VA, was a commercial fisherman, was in the Merchant Marines and was affiliated with Wanchese Assembly of God. He was the son of the late Ralph Ernest ‘Swede’ Johnson and Gloria Daniels Johnson of Wanchese. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tana Johnson.  Besides his mother, Mr. Johnson is survived by a daughter, Anna Johnson Outenreath of Henderson, TX; a son, Ernest Lee Johnson of Wanchese, NC; a sister, Tana Johnson Jessen of Castro Valley, CA; a brother, Dean Johnson of Wanchese, NC; one grandchild, Mariah Outenreath; nieces and nephews, Erica Ruff, Gerri Jessen, Kelly Gaskill, Bill Johnson and Charlotte Johnson.  Funeral services will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 2:00 pm with Dr. David Dalton and Rev. Charles Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Tillett Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, October 7, 2003; pg. 14A)

Richard Allen Johnson

MANTEO - Richard Allen Johnson, 59, of Manteo, died Thursday, August 29, 2013 at his home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Richard was born in Manteo on May 10,1954 and was the son of Carolyn Midgett Johnson of Manteo and the late Ivey J. Johnson, Sr and husband of 38 years to Cheryl Lassiter Johnson of the home.  Richard was a member of Manteo Baptist Church and served as a Dare County Commissioner for 17 years and was elected as Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners as well as serving on numerous other boards. He loved this area and the people that live here. He always thought of Dare County as “a little piece of paradise”.  Richard was a loving husband and father. His happiest moments were spent with family and friends. Richard enjoyed the simple things in life; gardening, cookouts and artwork. He was a devout Christian who shared his faith by the way he lived his life.  Besides his wife and mother, surviving are two sons, Richard “Rich” Johnson and wife Melanie of Kill Devil Hills and Chad Johnson and wife Becky of Charlottesville, VA; two sisters, Carol J. Reese and husband Tim of Manteo and Frankie J. Barrera and husband Bill of Wanchese; two brothers, Ivey Johnson, Jr. and wife Anna of Manteo and George Johnson and wife Debbie of Wanchese and his mother in law Carolyn P. Lassiter of Manteo. In addition to his father, Richard is also predeceased by his sister Annette J. Blowe.  A celebration of life will be in Manteo Baptist Church, Sunday September 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. by Rev. Ken Simpson. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Saturday from 6p.m. to 8p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 Robert Johnson

ROBERT JOHNSON IS BURIED AT WANCHESE - Funeral services for Robert Johnson, 21, of Edmonds Corner, Va., who died Sunday [July 8, 1945] in a Lynchburg, Va. hospital, were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of his aunt, Mrs. W.R. Etheridge, Sr. of Wanchese.  Dr. G.A. Martin, pastor of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church, officiated.  Dr. Martin was assisted by Rev. Lloyd Pierce, pastor of the Wanchese Holiness Church.  Interment was in the Cudworth Cemetery.  Among out-of-town people attending the services were Mr. & Mrs. W.B. Alcox, W.D. Perry, Mr. & Mrs. Sammie T. Johnson and son Floyd, Mrs. Zion Bright and baby, and James Davis, all of Norfolk, and Mrs. Adithia Swain of Currituck.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 13, 1945; pg. 4)

Robert Stevenson Johnson, Jr.

NAGS HEAD - Robert Stevenson Johnson, Jr., 66, died Thursday in Duke University Hospital.  Mr. Johnson was born in Statesville and taught public school for 30 years in Fairfax County, Va.  He received a BA degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College on Hickory and a Master's degree from Appalachian State University in Boone.  He was an active member of Manteo Baptist Church, Promise Keepers, Baptist Men's Disaster Relief Team, American Legion, Nags Head Cove Association Board of Directors and TKE Fraternity.  He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force.  He was the son of the late Robert S. Johnson, Sr. and the late Vera Lefler Johnson.  Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Norma Parham Johnson of the residence; three daughters: Shandra Bittick and husband Darren of Smithfield, Va., Julie Bevan and husband Carson of Canton, Ga., and Jennifer Johnson of Midlothian, Va.; a sister, Frances Maben of Fairfield, California; five grandchildren: Ryan, Blake and Madison Snyder, McKenzie and Bridgette Bevan.  Funeral services will be held at the Manteo Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce Warrington officiating.  Burial will follow in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  Visitation at Twiford Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6:30-8 p.m.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 29, 2000; pg. 14A)

Thomas Russell Johnson

Thomas Russell Johnson, son of Mr. & Mrs. L.L. Johnson of Nags Head, Seaman 1st Class in the U.S. Navy, has been reported missing. The parents were notified by telegram on Tuesday. Surviving are his parents; 4 brothers: James, Marcus, Ralph and Luther of Norfolk; 4 sisters: Mrs. Earl Whitehurst and Mrs. Marvin Sanders of Norfolk, Mrs. Morris Beasley of Colington, and Miss Lucille Johnson of Nags Head.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] – Friday, Nov. 13, 1942; pg. 1)

Vernon Johnson

Funeral services for Vernon Johnson of Norfolk, who died Thursday night [Mar. 11, 1943], were held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Willie R. Etheridge, at Wanchese Saturday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. J.W. Sneeden conducting the services.  Pallbearers were Willie Etheridge, Jr., Charlie Allcox, Linwood Everett, Malcolm Daniels, Caleb Brickhouse and Zion Bright.  "Shall We Gather At the River", "Old Rugged Cross" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" were sung.  Mrs. Preston Daniels sang a solo, "Sunrise Tomorrow".  Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife and six children: Robert, Vernon Jr., Kelsey, Cinder Lean, Margaret and Charles of Norfolk; his mother, Mrs. Mary Perry of Wanchese; five sisters: Mrs. Willie Etheridge of Wanchese, Mrs. Bradford Allcox of Norfolk, Mrs. Geo. Payne of Stumpy Point, Mrs. Adithea Swain of Currituck and Mrs. Curtie Snow of Elizabeth City; one brother, Sam T. Johnson of Norfolk.  [A list of out-of-town people attending the funeral followed.]  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] – Friday, March 19, 1943; pg. 1)

Iva Florine Whidbee Johnston

LAKE WYLIE, SC - Iva Florine Whidbee Johnston, 83, of Montgomery Rd., died June 12 at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, SC.  Mrs. Johnston was born September 2, 1925 in Salvo to the late Charles and Ruth Barnes Whidbee.  Mrs. Johnston was preceded in death by her husband, Pickens B. Johnston; daughter, Jackie Ferguson; and sisters: Leona Midgett, Ella Marie Linhart, and Ester Edmondson.  Survivors are her daughter, Iva Gregory of Manteo; sons: Pickens and wife Sandy of Rock Hill, Charlie and wife Gail of Richburg, SC, Bill and wife Charlene of Lake Wylie, Ernie and wife Patricia of Rock Hill; brother, Fulton and wife Rose Whidbee of Virginia Beach, Va.; and grandchildren: Jim Armstrong, John Rowland, Jack Rowland, Jody Rowland, Chuck Gregory, Jack Lee Gregory, Shannon Cromer, Jason Johnston, Laura Ann Limerick, Andy Johnston, Adam Johnston and Matt Johnston.  Along with her 12 grandchildren, Mrs. Johnston is survived by 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  The funeral service was held Monday, June 15 at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Harry Bryant officiating.  Interments was in the Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover, SC is serving the family of Mrs. Johnston.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 21, 2009; pg. 8A)

Sylvia McManus Johnston

KITTY HAWK - Sylvia McManus Johnston, 84, of Kitty Hawk, NC died on Thursday, August 2, 2012 in Point Harbor, NC.  Sylvia was born in Chesterfield, SC and maintained a home there.  She was a member of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Chesterfield, SC.   She was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Ethel Porter McManus and the widow of the late Johnny Johnston.  Sylvia is survived by one son, Clyde Johnston and wife, Suzanna of Hilton Head, SC; five daughters, Jackie Fearing and husband, Charlie of Kill Devil Hills, Cheryl “Poogie” Johnson of Manteo, Karen “Spooky” Phillips and husband, Alan of Wilmington, Sibbie Griggs and husband, Eddie of Point Harbor, and Cathy Forbes and husband, Foster of Kitty Hawk; eleven grandchildren, MacKenzie Johnston, Victoria Johnston, Rebecca Johnston, Erin Johnson, Shea Johnson, Jonathan Daniels and wife, Betty Lou, Leigh Griggs, Laura Griggs, Walker Griggs, Ashley Forbes and Shannon Forbes; three great-grandchildren, Grayson Rippons, Megan Daniels, and Ava Daniels; and a very special cousin, George Porter Kennington of Anderson, SC.  Sylvia met her husband Johnny while attending Wake Forest College. Both were graduates of Wake Forest College. They moved to the Outer Banks in 1970 when Johnny became the first golf professional at Sea Scape Golf Course. Sylvia returned to the Outer Banks several years ago and resided at Spring Arbor prior to her death where she had many friends.  A graveside service will be held in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 11:00 am.  The family will receive friends at the home of Eddie & Sibbie Griggs in Point Harbor.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Willie Etheridge Kee Jolliff

MANTEO - Willie Etheridge Kee Jolliff, 84, died Friday, February 21 in Newport News, Va. Mrs. Jolliff was born in Manteo and was a homemaker and a member of St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church. She served as campaign manager and treasurer for Marc Basnight's senate election and was the original model for Eleanor Dare on the Lost Colony Half Dollar Commemorative Coin. Mrs. Jolliff was the daughter of the late Captain Walter Grover Etheridge and the late Sybil Dough Etheridge. She was the widow of the late Wilton Marvin Jolliff. She is survived by a daughter, Annie Laura Collier of Newport News; a son, Walter Patrick Kee of Houma, La.; a sister, Helen Daniels of Manteo; two step-children: Buddy Jolliff and Mary Moore; 6 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles E.B. Gill officiating. Burial will follow in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 25, 2003; pg. 14A)

Wilton Marvin Jolliff, Jr.

W.M. "Buddy" Jolliff, Jr., 71, of Manteo ,NC died December 17, 2011 at his residence. Born in Manteo he was the son of the late Wilton Marvin Jolliff, Sr. and Grace Shannon Lee. Buddy was a Marine Diesel Mechanic and had many hobbies including his love for fishing on the Outer Banks, he had love for surfing which started in Hawaii and then in the Outer Banks, he also loved spending time at his hydeaway in Hyde County. He is survived by his longtime companion Jackie Beasley, two daughters, Missy Newman and husband Stan of Wanchese and K. Renee Jolliff of Avon; one sister, Mary Moore of Florida; one brother, Johnny Lee of Florida; two grandchildren, Stanley Reece Newman and Darrell Jolliff Newman. A memorial service will be held at Manteo First Assembly of God on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 2:00PM with the Rev. Jerald Craddock and Omie Tillett officiating. A viewing will be held at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00PM. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

C. [Carroll] Sherwood Jones

MANTEO - C. Sherwood Jones, age 87, died Friday, Sept. 1, at an Elizabeth City hospital. A native of Manteo, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Estelle Mann Jones and the widower of Wilma Creef Jones. Mr. Jones was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and was a quiet, gentle man. He is survived by one daughter, Estelle Jones Wilson of Manteo; one sister, Edna Etheridge of Manteo; one step-niece, Rae Brothers of Manteo; and one grandson, John Wilson, IV of Manteo. A funeral service will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel Sept 3. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 3, 1995)

Dorothy Bumgardner Jones

FRISCO - Dorothy Bumgardner Jones, 59, died Sunday, March 28 at her residence.  Mrs. Jones was born in Norfolk, Va. and was a homemaker.  She was past president of the Hatteras Island Kiwanis Club, past secretary/treasurer of the Hatteras Meals on Wheels and attended Little Grove United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of Louise Diddle Anderson of Frisco and the late Jesse Anderson.  She was the wife of J. Richard Jones, Sr. of Frisco.  Besides her mother and husband, Mrs. Jones is survived by two sons: J. Richard Jones, Jr. of Frisco and David Steven Jones of Hatteras; one sister, Betty J. Mullins of Norfolk; and one brother, Robert Bumgardner of Charlotte.  Funeral services will be held at Little Grove United Methodist Church, Frisco on Wednesday, March 31 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jim Huskins and the Rev. John Cullop officiating.  Entombment will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at 2 p.m.  The body will be place in the church today (Tuesday) from 7 to 9 p.m.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 30, 1999)

Faye Hooper Jones

NAGS HEAD - Faye Hooper Jones, 73, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Jones was born in Elizabeth City and was a retired Pasquotank County School System bookkeeper and a member of City Road United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Elroy and Nancy Meekins Hooper and the wife of Ray C. Jones of Nags Head. Besides her husband, surviving are two sons: William E. Jones of Nags Head and Robert R. Jones of Morganton, NC; one brother, Elroy J. Hooper, Jr. of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; one sister, Etta H. Parrott of Kitty Hawk; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 8, 2002; pg. 6A)

Genevieve Hamman Jones

NAGS HEAD - Genevieve Hamman Jones, 94, passed away June 10, 2010 at the Outer Banks Hospital. She grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas but has lived on the Outer Banks since 1957. She moved to Washington, DC from Arkansas during World War II where she worked many years for the General Accounting Office. She met her future husband, Lonnie Jones, a local Manteo boy, during her first trip to the Outer Banks. She provided the transportation to the beach and a friend provided a place to stay near Jeannette’s Pier. Local boys were alerted to the fact that single city women were in the area.  After marriage, she and her husband lived in Washington, DC for a short while and then moved to Kill Devil Hills and eventually built in Sunnyside on Roanoke Island. Gennie continued to work for the federal government at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. After retiring from the National Park Service and her husband retired from the Merchant Marines they opened a gift shop, Captain’s Corner, at Whalebone Junction in Nags Head.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Jones. She is survived by her daughter, Claudia Jones and a granddaughter Emma of Nags Head, and siblings, Evelyn Tippen of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Robert Hamman of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida and Jack Hamman of Madisonville, Kentucky. She loved reading, crossword puzzles, tomatoes and her friends and family and especially her granddaughter. She also loved Homer the dog and Asa the cat despite not initially voting them into the household.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at Gallop Funeral Services Chapel at MP 16.5 in Nags Head. Inurnment will follow at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens in Manteo.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (Gallop Funeral Services)

Helena Cornette Jones

CHESAPEAKE, VA.--Helena Cornette Jones, 89, passed away Sept. 14, 1999 at Chesapeake General Hospital. Affectionately known and loved as "Nannie" by her family and friends, she was born May 14, 1910 in Norfolk County. She was the daughter of Catherine and William H. Cornette. She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Thelma Mann Boyette and her husband Glen, with whom she made her home; 6 grandchildren: Linda Davis and her husband Ben, Brenda McBride and her husband Steve, Gary Ward and his wife Kathy, Cheryl George and her husband Barry, Larry Ward and his wife Kaddy?, and Peggy Hendricks; 11 great-grandchildren: Karl Black and his wife Karen, Kelly Black, Staci McCoy, Jeff and Bryan George, Lindsey, Kerry, Jansen? and Hary? Ward, Cecil Ward and Carlie Hendricks; two sisters: Catherine C. Garrett of Chesapeake and Mary C. Sawyer of Virginia Beach; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] -  Sept. 16, 1999)

J. Richard Jones, Sr.

FRISCO - J. Richard Jones, Sr., 65, died Wednesday, June 13 at his residence.  Mr. Jones, born in Graham, was the editor and publisher of the Hatteras Monitor magazine.  He was a former member of the Virginia National Guard and was a Methodist.  He was the son of the late Floyd and Effie Edna Pierce Jones and the widower of Dorothy Bumgardner Jones.  Mr. Jones is survived by two sons: J. Richard "Ricky" Jones, Jr. and wife Vanniesa of Frisco and David Steven "Steve" Jones of Hatteras; one grandchild, Kayleeann Nicole Jones.  Funeral services will be held at Little Grove United Methodist Church, Frisco on Friday, June 15 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Holt Clarke, John Cullop and Dwight Burrus officiating.  Entombment will follow in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Manteo.  The family will receive friends at Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras on Thursday evening from 7-8:30.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 14, 2001; pg. 10A)

Joseph Jones, Jr.

BATTLE CREEK - Joseph Jones, Jr., 66, of Battle Creek, died on Thursday morning, February 15, 2007, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born on March 8, 1940 in Manteo, NC and was the son of Joseph and Lela Mae (Quidley) Jones, Sr. He attended Manteo (NC) High School and finished his education in the U.S. Air Force. Joe was a retired Civil Service Employee. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and faithfully served his country as an Airman Third Class for the 4624th Air Base Squadron stationed in Vietnam. Joe enjoyed being a ball coach, any outdoor, family activity, going to the movies, car races and making model cars. His passion was his grandkids, great grandkids and his foster kids especially taking them to Ritzee’s for fries and shakes! Joe is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Barbara Kay Thomason, whom he married in Augusta, MI. Also surviving are his children: Karen Walters, Regina (Tony) Rainbolt, Tammy McCauley, William R. Jones, Andrew E. (Teresa) Jones and Aliyah L. Jones – all of Battle Creek; Mary (Don) Dennie of Hastings and Joseph A. (Michele) Jones of Portage; 35 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; his father: Joseph Jones, Sr. of Manteo, NC; his three sisters: MarySue (Mac) McNew of Chambersburg, PA, Noel (John) Booth of Manteo, NC and Robin (Charles) Ensley of Portsmouth, VA; his two brothers: Binky (Cindy) Jones and Rowan (Kathy) Jones – both of Manteo, NC and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by a great granddaughter: Raelynn Skye Nobles in 2006 and his mother: Lela Mae Jones in 2006. At the request of the family, friends and family may call on Sunday, Feb. 18th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. The funeral service to celebrate Joe’s life will be held on Monday, Feb. 19th at 3:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home with the Rev. William R. Dornton, pastor of The Voice of Revival Church, Banfield, MI, officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at the Battle Creek Christian School, 1035 Wagner Drive. Final interment will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI with full military honors provided by the Fort Custer Honor Guard and the U. S. Air Force.  (Battle Creek Inquirer (Battle Creek, MI) - February 17, 2007)

Joseph Jones, Sr.

MANTEO - Joseph Jones, 95, of Longwood Drive, formerly of Portsmouth, died at home in Manteo Thursday, April 21, 2011. Born in Pantego, N.C., he was the son of the late Katie Russ Jones and the late Samuel Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lela Mae Quidley Jones; a son, Joseph Jones Jr.; a son-in-law, Charles Insley; four brothers and two sisters. Mr. Jones is survived by his five children, Mary Sue McNew (husband James), William "Binkey" Jones (wife Cindy), Noelle Grace Booth (husband John), Rowan Jones (wife Kathy) and Gayla R. Insley (husband Charles, deceased). Also left to cherish his memory are his 29 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo with the Rev. Ken Simpson officiating. Burial in Manteo Cemetery will immediately follow the service. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation today from 7 to 8:30 p.m., also at the funeral home. Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lela Mae Quidley Jones

PORTSMOUTH - Lela Mae Quidley Jones passed away March 6, 2006, surrounded by her family. She was born in Manteo, NC, the daughter of Grace A. Midgett Quidley and Rowan H. Quidley. She was raised by her grandparents Leonard D. Quidley and Mary Susan Hooper Quidley. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Joseph Jones and three daughters; Mary Sue McNew (James A., Sr.), Noelle Grace Booth (John L., Jr.), Gayla Robin Insley (Charles, Jr.) and three sons; Joseph Jones, Jr. (Barbara), William Earl "Binkey" Jones (Cindy), Rowan H. Jones, (Kathy), three brothers; Earl Quidley (Flo), Odell Quidley, Charles Quidley (Gwen), two step-sisters; Jean Godfrey and Lois Twine and one step-brother Ralph Sears. She is predeceased in death by three sisters; Jane Baccus, Irene Payne and Grace O’Neal and three brothers; Leonard "Bud" Quidley, R. H. Quidley and Bill Quidley. 26 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. After her marriage in 1938 she devoted her life to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. A member of the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Deep Creek Ward. She served as coordinator for the Grandmother's Social. She served as Sunday School Teacher and MYF Youth Leader at Parkside Methodist Church. Active volunteer for the PTA, Little League Chairperson, Cub Scout Leader, Den Mother, Girl Scouts, American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society and American Leukemia Society. She was a life-time member of Manteo Rebekah Lodge. The family will be receiving friends at the home, Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The viewing will be held Thursday, at Twiford Colony Chapel , Manteo from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Funeral service will be Friday, at 2:00 pm at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC. Interment will follow at Manteo Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Manteo Rebekah Lodge lodge after services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 7, 2006; pg. 10A)

Lela Salter Jones

ADYLETT - Lela "Inez" Salter Jones, 81, of Aydlett Road, died Monday, January 3 at the Albemarle Hospital.  Mrs. Jones was a native of Bettie.  She was the widow of Charlie Leslie Jones and the daughter of the late Oscar Salter and Nannie Mae Pake Salter.  She was an LPN in North Carolina and Virginia and worked for a time with Dr. Charles N. Wright, M.D. at his practice in Jarvisburg.  She was formerly employed at Norfolk Municipal Hospital and Granby Sanatorium in Norfolk, Va.  She retired from Slick Enterprises, Narrows Island, Poplar Branch in 1988.  She is survived by two sons: Allen F. Nelson, Jr. of Morehead City and Oscar Leslie Jones of the residence; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Smith of Atlantic; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Allen F. Nelson, Sr., and a son, William Derwood Nelson.  A memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 5 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Grandy,  Interment will be in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk Woods.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 6, 2000; pg. 10A)

Linda Diane Green Jones

MANTEO - Linda Diane Green Jones, 63, of Manteo, NC died on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Jones was born in Lumberton, NC, the daughter of the late Otis and Norma Usher Green. She was the manager of the ABC Store in Manteo.  Besides her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Jones, Sr. and a sister Karen and a brother, Johnny. She is survived by a son, Brian Keith Bullock of Lumberton, NC; two brothers, Robert and Kenny; and two grandchildren.  A Memorial Service will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Nettie Beacham Jones

POPLAR BRANCH - Nettie Beacham Jones, 80, Of Poplar Branch died Sunday, Jan. 1 in Sentara-Barco Nursing Home. Mrs. Jones was a native of Kitty Hawk and a member of Sharon United Methodist Church, Poplar Branch. She was the daughter of the late Mathias and Nettie Harris Beacham and widow of Wiley William Jones. Surviving are one daughter, Faye J. Harrell of Powells Point; one son, Larry Dean Jones of Marysville, Wash.; one sister, Rudie White of Poplar Branch; 2 grandchildren, Deborah H. Little of Hanalei, Hawaii and Taylor Harrell, IV, of Powells Point. Funeral services were held Jan 4 in the Sharon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gregg McGarvey, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk. Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 5, 1995)

Paul E. Jones

AVON - Paul E. Jones, 61, died Aug. 28 [1998] in a Greenville hospital.  Mr. Jones was born in Scotland Neck and was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He was the son of the late Paul C. and Daisy Byrd Jones and was the husband of Donna H. Jones of Avon.  Besides his wife, surviving are one daughter, Donna Jones Lowry of Greenville; two sons: Charles V. Jones of Burlington and William C. Jones of Avon; one brother, Bobby Byrd of Jackson; and three grandchildren.  A funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 31, at 3 p.m. in the St. John's United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ray Warren with burial in the Gray family cemetery, Avon.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, handled arrangement.  (unknown newspaper)

Ralph Jones, Sr.

MANTEO - Ralph Jones, Sr., 77, of Manteo, died [Nov. 4, 1990] in an Elizabeth City hospital. A native of Mashoes in Dare County, he was the son of the late Clarence and Ella Mann Jones and the husband of Mrs. Sidney Austin Jones of the home. He attended the First Assembly Of God Church in Manteo and was a retired waterman, having worked as a tug boat captain and on the ferries. Besides his wife, Mr. Jones is survived by one daughter: Barbara Jones Daniels of Manteo; one son: Ralph Jones, Jr. of Manteo; two brothers: Ferrell Jones of Alpena, Michigan and Fred Jones of Nags Head; four grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A chapel service will be held on Tuesday Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. in the Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Revs. Ron Denham and Dick Lewis. Burial will follow in The Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 6, 1990)

Robert Lee Jones, Jr.

MANTEO - Robert Lee Jones, Jr., 64, of Manteo died Sunday, July 7, 2013 in his residence. Mr. Jones was born in Lexington, KY and was retired as manager of ABC store in Nags Head after 25 years of service. He was a lifelong enthusiast of Harley Davidson motorcycles and enjoyed riding.  He was the son of Juanita Satterly Jones Wells and his step-father the late Roy Wells and his father the late Robert Lee Jones, Sr. and is survived by his wife Linda Diane Jones.  In addition to his wife and mother, surviving are two sons, Joshua Lee Jones and Christopher Scott Jones; one step-son, Brian Keith Bullock and a brother Mike Wells. Mr. Jones is also survived by numerous cousins and friends.  A service of remembrance will be in Twiford Funeral Home Manteo, Sunday July 14, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. by Rev. Frank Lassen.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ronald Lee Jones, Sr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Ronald Lee Jones Sr., 72 , of Kill Devil Hills, died in his residence on December 30, 2013. Born on October 3, 1942 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Leroy and Teresa Jones. He was a grocery manager for Giant Foods.  Ronald is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Debra Norman, Cindie Jones, and Sharon Jones and husband, Tim; two sons, Ronnie Jones, Jr. and David Jones and wife, Becky; a sister, Cathy Mondichak; three brothers, Doug, Dale, and Ricky Jones. He also had a step-son, Timmy Donais; a step-daughter, Amy Higgins, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Jones.  A visitation memorial service was held on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Sidney Austin Jones

MANTEO - Sidney Austin Jones, 89, died Aug. 11, 2003, at her residence. Mrs. Jones, a lifetime resident of Manteo, was a retired secretary for the Manns Harbor Shipyard and was a member of First Assembly of God, Manteo. She was the daughter of the late Homer Treadwell Austin and the late Orphia Midgett Austin and was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Jones Sr. Mrs. Jones is survived by a daughter, Barbara Jones Daniels and husband Bob of Manteo; a son, Ralph Jones Jr. and wife Pam, also of Manteo; four grandchildren, Steve Daniels and wife Debbie, Cheryl Wiggins and husband Ben, Lisa Lewis and husband Richard and Amy Jones Snell and husband Michael; six great-grandchildren, Lisa and Barry Daniels, Cameron and Brandon Wiggins and Ryan and Sidney Lewis; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Katelynn Morrisette; a sister, Hilda Austin Williams of Lewes, Del.; and special niece, Estelle Watson of Manteo. A celebration of Mrs. Jones's life will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Ron Denham officiating. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, August 12, 2003)

Sudie Beacham Jones

AYDLETT - Sudie Beacham Jones, 89, died Jan. 27 in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. She was a native of Dare County and was a member of Sharon United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Mathias and Nettie Harris Beacham and the widow of Tully Jones. Mrs. Jones is survived by 2 daughters: Elizabeth Donski of Aydlett and Irene Douglas of Coinjock; 2 sisters, Rudie White and Nettie Jones, both of Poplar Branch.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 30, 1994)

 Walter Franklin Jones

Walter Franklin Jones, 75, retired boat captain, died Friday in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk after a long illness.  A native of Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, he lived in Wanchese 15 years.  He was a member of Bethany Methodist Church of Wanchese, Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 and Pasquotank Red Men Tribe #8.  He was the husband of the late Mrs. Thelma Daniels Jones and a son of Alonza E. and Mrs. Ella Meekins Jones.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lois Jones Bridges of Wanchese; a son, Walter C. Jones of Scituate, Mass.; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service was conducted in Bethany Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert S. Pullman.  Burial was in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  (Unknown newspaper - December 27, 1963)

William Henry Jones

William Henry Jones, 88, of Manteo, NC died on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at his home. Mr. Jones was born in Currituck County to the late William Berry and Pearl Evans Jones. After 33 years, he retired from the State Highway Department. He also devoted 30 years to the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department and 60 years of service as a Master Mason. Mr. Jones was also a charter member of Manteo Faith Baptist Church.  William is survived by his wife of 66 years, Laura Lee Midgett Jones; one daughter, Linda J. Dunnigan and husband Ed of Manteo; one son, William Talmadge Jones and wife Jenny of Manteo; two grandchildren, Jeannie Light and husband David and Amy Elkins and husband Bud; two step-grandchildren, Margaret Dunnigan and Meredith Dunnigan; two great-grandchildren, David Wayne Light and Logan Elkins. Besides his parents, a grandchild, Talmadge Wayne Jones, predeceased Mr. Jones.  A funeral service will take place at Manteo Faith Baptist on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00 am with Pastor Billy Dennis officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Betty Powers Jordan

Betty Powers Jordon, 58, 604 Kinston Street, Washington, NC, died Monday, July 18, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Born in Dare County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Noah Garland Powers, Sr. and Ivy Ballance Powers and was the wife of the late David Graham Jordon, Sr. She was a nurse. Mrs. Jordon is survived by her son, David G. Jordon, Jr. of Washington, NC; two brothers, Henry Powers of Elizabeth City, NC and Noah Powers, Jr. of Weldon, NC; and two grandchildren, Miranda Angelia Strom Jordan and Charles Damian Jordan. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Benjamin Lee Jordan.  A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Joey Hardison officiating. Burial will be in Koen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and immediately following the service at the residence of Bruce Moore, 1461 Turnpike Road, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Jordon family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Henry Grandis Jordan, Sr.

Henry Grandis Jordan, Sr., age 44, died in Norfolk after a short illness on December 19, 1953. He was a native of Elizabeth City and former resident of East Lake, N.C. He was a machinist at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and a World War II veteran. He was the son of the late Henry Jordan and Mrs. Martha A. Gray and husband of Amy E. Jordan. Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Julia Haywood of Collington, N.C., Mrs. Louise Lawrence of South Norfolk, and Miss Sandy Lee Jordan of South Norfolk; three sisters: Mrs. Hattie Crank of Durham, Mrs. J.R. Duvall of Kitty Hawk, and Mrs. Cornelia Neil of Engelhard; three brothers: William Gray of South Norfolk, Bruce Gray and Thurston Gray, both of Stumpy Point, N.C.; two grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, N.C. by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor of Wanchese Methodist Church. Burial will follow in East Lake Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Twiddy, Bernice Mann, Donald Midgette, James G. Jordan, Maxwell, and Noah Byrum.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] -  December 20, 1953)

Iva Tate Jordan

Nags Head, NC - Iva Tate Jordan, 78, died on February 4, 2005 at Britthaven of Outer Banks. She was born in Duck, NC on August 17, 1926 to the late Samson D. and Ruth Scarborough Tate.  Before her retirement, she worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Price’s, Inc. in Norfolk, VA.  Ms. Jordan is survived by her brother, Everett D. Tate and wife Suzanne of Nags Head, NC; two nephews, Douglas D. Cornette of Spot, NC and Mark D. Tate and wife Pam of Manteo, NC; and two great nephews, Scott and Grant Tate both of Manteo, NC. She was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie M. Tate and a sister, Minnie P. Cornette.  A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday, February 6, 2005 at 2:00 PM at Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, NC by the Rev. David Clift. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Joseph James Jordan

MANTEO - Joseph James Jordan, 67, of Manteo, died Wednesday, September 23, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Jordan was born in Scranton, PA, and was a salesman. He is the son of Elizabeth Higgins Jordan Hand and the late Joseph Jordan.   Mr. Jordan is survived by his wife, Elaine Jordan of the residence; three daughters, a son, nine grandchildren and three sisters.  The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Father Edward Fitzpatrick, OSFS at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kitty Hawk, on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 24, 2009; pg. 10A)

Kathryn Inez Midgett Jordan

Kathryn Inez Midgett Jordan, 90, formerly of Sunbury, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Frisco where she had made her home for the past five years. Mrs. Jordan was born in Manns Harbor, N.C. on June 27, 1913 and was the daughter of the late Lathan Louis Sr. and Pollie Green Tillett Midgett. A homemaker and seamstress, she grew up a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor, but for the past 52 years had been a member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church in Sunbury, where she served as church treasurer for many years and was a charter member of the Philadelphia Women's Society fo Christian Service. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Thomas Harvey Jordan, Sr.; two sisters: Hazel Green Midgett and Mellie Rosa Tillett; two half-sisters: Nellie Mae Ambrose and Hazel Crosswhite; one brother, Willis I. Midgett; and two half-brothers: Stewart Midgett and Lathan Louis Midgett, Jr. Surviving are two daughters: Joyce Marie Bornfriend and husband Carl of Frisco and Linda Jordan Eure and husband Victor of Edenton; two sons: Lewis Milton Hooper and wife Helen of Pasadena, Md. and Thomas Harvey Jordan, Jr. and wife Janet of Ellijay, Ga.; 6 grandchildren: Jethro Anderson Hooper of Sykesville, Md., Dallas Owen Hooper of Baltimore, Md., Gwendolyn Elaine Shipley of Harrington, Del., Joanna Jordan Blades of Palmdale, California, Thomas Harvey Jordan, III of Suwanee, Ga. and Jordan Danielle Eure of Edenton; 7 great-grandchildren: Vicky Shipley, Heather Teresa Blades, Nathaniel Jordan Blades, Nicholas Adam Blades, Robert Thomas Blades, Leah Nicole Jordan and Brett Thomas Jordan; and a half-brother, Louis Howard Midgett of Portland, Oregon. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Philadelphia United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jay Helms, pastor. Burial will follow in Damascus Christian Church Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home in Gatesville in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, June 25, 2004)

Johnnie W. Joyner, Jr.

MANNS HARBOR, NC - Johnnie W. Joyner Jr. (J.W.) passed away the morning of August 17, 2007, with his family by his side. Johnnie is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years Theresa; and will live on in the hearts of his son Steven and his wife Meredith, daughter Heather, grandchildren Jacob, Chase, Courtney, Emma, parents Johnnie & Connie, sisters Shelly Doyen, Patricia Doyen, & Sara Riley, and many friends.  He was born March 3, 1956 in Rocky Mount, NC. Moving to Tidewater in 1958, he lettered in football at First Colonial High School before graduating in 1974. He then married Theresa in 1975 while working for his father. In 1985, he would go on to open his own HVAC company that would soon grow, taking on a partner. He then expanded the company to Richmond allowing business to service Washington D.C and North East North Carolina. His passion for life led him to many outdoor activities. Not only was he one of the founding members of the Brier Bush Hunt Club, he enjoyed fresh and saltwater fishing, snow & water skiing, golfing, scuba diving, flying remote control airplanes, and riding motorcycles which allowed him to travel the United States. Johnnie lived his life to the fullest caring not only for his family, but for many people around him. He gave many people the chance to have a successful life. He also believed that honesty was the best policy and that you should treat people how you wanted to be treated.  Johnnie and Theresa are members of The Harbor Light Holiness Church of Manns Harbor, NC. During the past four years it had become a passion of Johnnie’s to help the church fulfill their dream of building a youth center for the community because he felt deeply that it was “all about the children”. The youth center is now in its early stage of construction.  In December 2004 he was diagnosed with stage IV Renal Cell Cancer. Like the Tim McGraw song "Live Like You Were Dying," he retired to Manns Harbor, N.C. where he continued to follow his passion for life and the outdoors.  He would live out the rest of his days hunting and fishing and caring for others around him. He was an inspiration to all who knew him, and as a good friend once said, “Johnnie was a man of God, integrity, honor & compassion.”  Johnnie W. Joyner Jr., proved that one mans will to live could defy the odds, extending his life 2 years longer than he was given. For those who knew him remember: a piece of Johnnie lives in all of us, and live life like you were dying.  A celebration in honor of his life will be held August 25th at 4:00 p.m. at 6140 Croatan Way, Mann’s Harbor N.C.  A memorial service will be held August 30th 6:30 p.m. at The Rock Church, 640 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Cecil O'Neal Jump

MANTEO - Cecil O'Neal Jump, 58 of Manteo, died April 22.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  He served his country proudly. Cecil was a very proud and strong man, and loved his family.  He was predeceased by his parents, Floyd and Esther Jump and one brother David Jump.  Surviving are his wife Kathleene Jump and three sons: Benjamin and Timothy Jump of East Lake, and Brian Jump of the home; two brothers, Bobby and wife Jean, R.C. and wife Pat; two sisters; Frances and her husband Junior Brinn, and Cheryl Simmons.   Gallop Funeral Services, Nags Head was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 23, 2009; pg. 10A)

David James Jump

MANTEO, NC - David James Jump, 59, went to his promised home March 23, 2007, in his residence. David, born in Charlotte, N.C., was a supervisor for Sunbeam Bread Co. for 23 years and was co-owner of Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf in Nags Head. He was a member of First Assembly of God, Manteo, served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Kitty Hawk Harley Davidson Group with which he and Sandra participated in many fund raising charity runs. He was the son of the late Floyd R. and Esther O’Neal Jump. For 17 years, he was the loving and beloved husband of Sandra Dowdy Jump. He leaves behind Sandra and his cherished children, David Wayne Jump of Nags Head, Barbara Jump Bell and husband Scott of Kitty Hawk; stepson, Darnell Tillett and wife Dawn of Mashoes; two sisters, Frances Brinn and husband Jr. and Cheryl Simmons both of Manteo; three brothers, Bobby Jump and wife Jean of Manns Harbor, Cecil Jump and R.C. Jump and wife Pat, all of Manteo; and four grandchildren, Ashley Ruth, Alexis Jump, Devin Tillett and Breanna Tillett.  Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at First Assembly of God Wednesday at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Ron Denham and the Rev. Ronnie Midgett. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. David was a loving and caring man who loved his family and many friends and will be missed by all. (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, March 27, 2007)

Floyd Robert Jump

MANTEO - Floyd Robert Jump, 80, died Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at an Outer Banks Medical Facility in Nags Head. Mr. Jump was born in Johnson County, Tennessee and was a retired Welder for the Department of Transportation Ferry Division and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Mr. Jump was the son of the late Carl and Gertrude Jump and was the widower of Esther O’Neal Jump.  Survivors include two daughters, Frances Brinn and Cheryl Simmons both of Manteo; four sons, Robert “Bobby” Jump of Manns Harbor, David Jump, Cecil Jump and Ralph, “R.C.” Jump all of Manteo; two sisters, Flora Hinson and Naomi Carver, both of North Carolina; fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; he was preceded in death by one sister, Clara Weaver.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 1:00 PM with Dr. Jeff Jacobson, President of the Nags Head Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial will take place in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Friday, February 27 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Twiford’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 26, 2004. pg. 10A)

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