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Janice K. Connors Kannry

MANTEO, NC - Janice K. Connors Kannry born Jan. 27, 1951 in Steubenville, Ohio died Friday July 18, 2008 in Nags Head. She was a graduate of Jefferson Community College and a buyer for Carlisle's in Steubenville before moving to the Outer Banks in 1978. She was also the former owner of Gandalf's Restaurant in Nags Head and manager of Monterey Cafe in Corolla. Most recently, Janice was employed by Coastal Rehab in Manteo. Jan was instrumental in helping to organize the Battered Woman's Shelter- Hotline- and the AIDS Task Force of the Outer Banks. Janice volunteered her time to numerous organizations. She never knew a stranger. She opened her restaurant to "anyone who needed a place to go" for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Frances Connors of Steubenville, OH and a brother Robert Connors Jr. She is survived by a sister Debbe (Mike) Vitello of Bloomingdale, OH, a niece Colleen (Preston) Shultz of Steubenville, OH, a nephew Michael (Ashley) Vitello of Hopedale, OH and her great nephews Connor and Kyle Shultz and Colton Rocco Vitello. She also leaves behind her many "angels", her dear friends in the Outer Banks and her faithful companion Miss Sealy, the cat.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted to serve the Kannry family.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, July 22, 2008)

Murray Kaplan

KITTY HAWK, NC - Murray Kaplan of Martin's Point in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina passed away on April 17, 2008. A native of New York, he was born in Brooklyn on September 17, 1942 and was the son of the late Sidney and Evelyn Kaplan.  Raised in the beach community of Far Rockaway, Murray was an Eagle Scout at the young age of 13 and was a champion swimmer in high school. His swimming coach encouraged him to apply to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and Rep. Emmanual Celler nominated him. After his graduation in 1964 he served aboard the USS Severn and the USS Zellars. In Vietnam, Lt. Kaplan served as an advisor to the South Vietnamese Navy and was awarded the Navy Marine Corps Medal and the Bronze Star.  When he returned home in 1970 he resigned his commission and worked briefly for the New York Telephone Company and then Hewlett-Packard selling cable test equipment. He eventually moved into the Human Resources division of the company and later worked with a Hewlett-Packard spin-off, Agilent Technologies.  By the time Mr. Kaplan retired in 2007, he and his wife of 30 years, Ann Dallinga Kaplan, had been living on the Outer Banks for 10 years. He was especially fond of kayaking, cooking, music, and travel. He and Ann made many trips together beginning with their honeymoon in 1977 to Moorea with subsequent trips to Bali, and New Zealand and many more places. They also sailed around Cape Horn together in 2006.  In addition to his loving wife, Murray Kaplan is survived by his daughter Becky and her daughter Breanne Carawan, his sisters, Myrna-Sue Shimberg of Tucson, Arizona and Ellie Diamond of New Jersey, his brothers-in-law, Harvey Diamond, Tom Dallinga, and Howard Dallinga, his sisters-in-law Pat Dallinga and Carol Dallinga, and his mother-in-law Anna Dallinga, a nephew and nieces, all of New York.  A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo, followed by his burial at the Southern Shores Cemetery and a reception at Duck Woods Country Club.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 22, 2008; pg. 10A)

Gus Nick Karnavas

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Gus Nick Karnavas, 55, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Wednesday, January 30, 2008 in Duck, NC. Mr. Karnavas was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was Painter. He was a member of First Flight Church at His Dream Center, Nags Head and was involved in the Day Spring Farms Ministries and the Dare Challenge ministry. He is the son of Ethel Katsaferos Karnavas of Cleveland, Ohio and the late Nick George Karnavas.  Besides his mother, Mr. Karnavas is survived by his wife, Donna Ferguson Karnavas of the residence; a son, Zachary Karnavas of Kill Devil Hills, NC; two sisters, Anna Drakatos of Oregon and Kaliope Voutisnas of Ohio; two brothers, George Karnavas of Ohio and Simone Karnavas of Washington State.  A Celebration of Life will be held at His Dream Center, Nags Head, on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Rev. David J. Daniels officiating. The family will receive friend at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Saturday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 3, 2008; pg. 12A)

Dave Kebschull

Dave Kebschull, age 68, of Churchville, MD, died on March 12, 2011 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, MD. Born in Memphis, TN, he was the son of the late William George and Virginia Gourley Kebschull. A graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, he was a member of Kappa Alfa Fraternity, Tau Beta Pi, and Madison Baptist Church. He worked as a chemical engineer, coached youth sports, loved to fish, and was a volunteer for AARP where he did income taxes for senior citizens.  Mr. Kebschull is survived by his wife, of 44 ½ years, Nancy Basnight Kebschull of Churchville, MD; son, Bill Kebschull and wife, Caroline, of Manteo, NC; and grandchildren, Madison and Malin Kebschull of NC.  Visitation will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 1 to 2 p.m. Services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith officiating. Interment will be at Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the Kebschull family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Violet Mann Kellam

NAGS HEAD - Violet Mann Kellam, 89, a resident of Norfolk, Va. and Nags head, went to be with her Lord September 2. Born in East Lake, she moved to Norfolk at an early age. Violet graduated from Maury High School in 1926. She attended Johnson's Business College, the College of William & Mary, and the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill. She served 12 years at the Dept. of Recreation in Norfolk as director of the Ocean View Community Center. As director, she was active in promoting drama, music, painting, and crafts. In 1950 she opened the Oasis Seafood Restaurant in Nags Head. Generations of patrons enjoyed the "Barefoot Co-Ed Waitresses" and her world-famous "Lace Cornbread". She was the restaurant's proprietor for 35 years. In 1962 she was recognized as "Mother of the Year" by GEX of Norfolk for her work in assisting young women pursuing higher education. Violet also served as Coordinator of Hospitality Education for the North Carolina Community College System, a position she held for 11 years. She is survived by her daughter, Kay Kellam France and husband Morgan of Virginia Beach, Va.; three grandsons: Morgan Michael France, III and wife Kelley of Manteo, Mark Chandler France and wife Traci of Kill Devil Hills, and Kellam DeVere France of Kill Devil Hills. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren: Lauren Michelle France, Morgan Michael France, IV, and Delaney Rose France, all of Manteo. A celebration of her life will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Monday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m., followed by a graveside service in the Easy Lake Methodist Church Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998; pg. 10A)

Juanita Miller Parker Kellogg

MANTEO - Mrs. Juanita P. Kellogg, 82, of Devon Street, died September 29 [1988] in a Norfolk, Va. hospital.  A native of Buxton, she was the daughter of the late H. Seymour and Margaret (Molly) Toler Miller and the wife of Martin Kellogg, Jr. of the home.  Mrs. Kellogg was retired as the Town Clerk for the town of Manteo and a member of St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church.  She was a member of the Roanoke Island Garden Club and a member of the original cast of the Lost Colony.  Besides her husband, surviving are one daughter, Jean Parker Curtis of Elizabeth City; one sister, Eliza Peele of Hatteras; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Don Porcher and the Rev. Kenneth Whitney.  Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Mitzi Oden Kellum

HATTERAS - Mitzi Oden Kellum, 69, died Thursday, May 28 following a late diagnosis of a rare form of cancer.  Mrs. Kellum, daughter of the late Donald and Pauline Peele Oden, was a native of Dare County. She attended Chowan College and East Carolina University where she received her teaching degree. She taught at Camp Lejeune, NC, and Naha, Okinawa where she met her husband. Mrs. Kellum was a dedicated volunteer in the community and in the Hatteras United Methodist Church, where she was a member. She was an avid bridge player and puzzle-solver. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Chris Kellum; two daughters, Paula Suzanne Hughes and husband, Chris and their son, Beale Kellum Hughes who was the apple of his grandmother’s eye, and Christy Danielle Kellum, all of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Donnie Oden and wife, Eyvonne, Danny Oden and wife, Jane, and Mark Oden and wife, Ella, all of Hatteras.  A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 4 pm in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Cory Oliver. A second service will be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana at a date to be announced.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 3 to 5 pm at the home.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 31, 2009; pg. 8A)

Amy Gard Kelvy

Amy Gard Kelvy, age 54, of Spruce Pine died Saturday October 3, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Tyrrell County, NC she was a daughter of the late Alton, Sr. and Margaret Gibbs Gard. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Gard and a grandson Daniel.  Survivors include a son; Brad Smith of Newland, a daughter; Kelly Smith also of Newland, two grandsons; Jesse and Seth and a granddaughter, Emily. She is also survived by two brothers; Alton Elroy Gard, Jr and wife Lisa of Mann’s Harbor, NC and Ferrell Gard and wife Irma of Henderson, NC and three sisters; Rachel Twiddy, Myra Twiddy and husband Andrew and Arlene Basnight and husband Louie all of Mann’s Harbor, NC.  Funeral services for Mrs. Kelvy will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday October 10, 2009 in the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Darrin Waldroup, Harold Dellinger and Chris Nance officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday evening at the funeral home. Interment and graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday October 12 in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Mann’s Harbor, NC.  Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine, NC is assisting the Kelvy family.  (Webb Funeral Home)  [Submitted by Vickie Craddock]

Martin Flay Kemp

SOUTH BOSTON, VA - Martin Flay Kemp, 90, Jones Ferry Rd., died on March 12, 2001 at his home in South Boston, VA. He was born on November 3, 1910 in Gum Neck, Tyrrell County and was the son of the late Charles F. and Mary Frances Armstrong Kemp.  He was a US Army veteran of WW II and a retired heavy equipment operator in Dare County and was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, Manns Harbor.  He is survived by his wife: Melva Jones Kemp of S. Boston; two daughters: Mary Fay Kemp-Korb of Lynchburg, Va. and Frances Kay Gilbert of S. Boston; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo and burial followed at Mt Carmel United Methodist Cemetery in Manns Harbor.   (Tyrrell County Enquirer - March 2001)

Joan Moore Kendrick

Joan Moore Kendrick of Colington died Sunday, Aug. 17, in a Norfolk hospital.  She was 52.  Mrs. Kendrick, a native of Colington, was a homemaker and a member of the Colington United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late John Thomas Moore, Jr. and the late Helena Gaimel Moore.  She is survived by her husband, Paul M. Kendrick of the home; one sister, Rhonda Swift of Camden; a brother, Kenneth C. Moore of Colington; and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held in Hilltop Cemetery in Colington on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, August 21, 1997; pg. 4C)

Eugene R. Kennedy

N. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Eugene R. Kennedy, 70, of North Myrtle Beach and Urbanna, Va., died Thursday, April 24. Mr. Kennedy was well known for his pitching in the Manteo area. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. Born July 30, 1926 in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late John Robert Kennedy and Tina Elizabeth Clark. Survivors are his wife, Katherine Midgett Kennedy; two sons: Eugene "Butch" Kennedy, Jr. of Saluda, Va. and Joseph "Buddy" Boyce of Springfield, Va.; four grandsons: David, Treye, Michael and Loran; two sisters: Bonnie Bateman of North Myrtle Beach and Pauline Duckworth of Mount Holly; two brothers: Bobby Kennedy of Belmont and Albert Kennedy of Lexington, S.C. A memorial service will be held Saturday in Manteo Cemetery, Manteo with full military honors from the U.S. Coast Guard.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 1, 1997)

Daniel D. Khoury

MANTEO - Daniel D. Khoury, 60, of Manteo, died Sept. 7, 2011 in Chapel Hill. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Angel Ellis Khoury. Born Sept. 15, 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Daniel T. Khoury. He is survived by his mother, Henrietta Humphrey of Deland, Fla.  Daniel is survived by brothers, Fred Khoury, Frank Khoury and R. L. Humphrey. He was part of a large family of Khourys and Crutchlows. He loved his wire fox terriers, Sarah Churchill and Zoe. He attended Kitty Hawk Elementary School, Manteo High School and was a graduate of St. Vianney Hall at Asheville Catholic School.  Daniel graduated from The Ohio State University and Wake Forest School of Law. He was president of the Alpha Gamma chapter of Sigma Chi where he received the Balfour Province Award and remained active in the national organization throughout his life. A former partner of Aldridge, Seawell and Khoury, Daniel was a partner in the firm of Vandeventer Black. For more than 18 years Daniel served as attorney for the Town of Manteo. He was a former chair of the Real Property Section and a former member of the North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors. He served as a councilor for the North Carolina State Bar and on the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization. He was active in the North Banks Rotary Club, Dare County Boatbuilders Association and The American Task Force for Lebanon. On Sunday, Sept. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m., a champagne reception will be held at his home, 230 Mother Vineyard, Manteo. On Monday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m., a Mass of Resurrection will be performed at Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk, N.C., with Monsignor John Wall officiating. Family and friends are invited to the home after the service. Daniel Khoury cared deeply about Outer Banks Conservationists, Manteo Preservation Trust and the construction of the proposed Cathedral of The Holy Name of Jesus in Raleigh. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC]- Saturday, September 10, 2011)

Linda Young Kimberlin

WANCHESE- Linda Y. Kimberlin, 57, died Friday, October 29 at her residence.  She wad born in War, West, Va. and was employed by Southland Corp's 7-11 Store.  She is the daughter of the late Charlie and Maude Moore Young and the wife of the late Albert Andrew Kimberlin.  Mrs. Kimberlin is survived by a daughter, Patricia G. Wood of Wanchese; one sister, Janice M. Kelly of Colerain; and two brothers: William Stone of Windsor and Randy Lipscomb of Salem.  Funeral services will be held Monday, November 1 at Twiford Colony Chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Charles officiating.  Visitation will be today, Oct. 31 from 4-7 p.m. at Twiford Coloney Chapel.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 31, 1999; pg. 14A)

Rena Armstrong Kidd

STRASBURG, VA. - Rena Armstrong Kidd, 82, of Strasburg and formerly of Morehead City, died, Tuesday, July 9, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, Va. Mrs. Kidd was born March 15, 1914 in Buxton, daughter of the late Thompson A. and Bettie D. Tolson Midgette. She was the widow of Burton Kidd. Mrs. Kidd is survived by two sisters: Mildred Bartley of Abington, Md. and Mary Brengall of Lawrenceville, Ga.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Burial will be in the historic Christ Church Burying Ground in Weems, Va. Arrangements by Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 11, 1996)

Donna Marie Hehl Kincaid

Donna Marie Hehl Kincaid, 76, of 1148 Northside Road, Lot 6, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, December 30, 2013 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Buxton, NC, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Nina Barnette Hehl. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she played the organ and served in many other capacities.  Ms. Kincaid is survived by a daughter, Pamela Kincaid Hood of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, Edward L. Kincaid, Jr. of Elizabeth City, NC; a brother, William D. Hehl of Goldsboro, NC; five granddaughters, Amy Brewer and husband Frank, Amber Smith, Tonya Morrison, Amanda Harris and Nicole Goff and husband Robert; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan, Riley and Christian. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Joyce Rollinson.  A funeral service will take place Friday, January 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Brother Kevin Senn officiating. Burial will be in the Jennette Family Cemetery in Buxton, NC. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Kincaid family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Floyd Wilber King

Floyd Wilber King of Kill Devil Hills, died Friday, Oct. 25, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  He was 75.  A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mr. King grew up in Bethlehem, Pa.  He was a marshal for the Court of Appeals at the Nuremberg Trials and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He was the son of the late Rufus Barret and Edith Detweiler King and the widower of the late Annette Greene King.  A graveside service was held at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens, Manteo, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, with the Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, October 31, 1996; pg. 7C)

John Franklin Wright King, Jr.

AVON - John Franklin Wright King, Jr., 92, died Wednesday, May 13, at the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head. Mr. King was born in Wilmington, Del. and was an electrical contractor. He was a member of the Hatteras Lodge #698 AF & AM, the NUR Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S. of New Castle, Del., the Granite-Corinthian Lodge #34 AF & AM of Talleyville, DE, and the director of the Wilmington Trapshooting Association of Newark, Del. He was the son of the late John Franklin Wright King, Sr. and the late Elizabeth Ann Moore King, and was the widower of Mary Smith King.  Mr. King is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Thorogood of Port Richie, FL and Margery Albright of Claremont, NH; and one brother, George King of Hollis, N.H.  A funeral service with Masonic Rites will be held at Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to the service. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 2:30 PM in Grace Episcopal Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 17, 2009; pg. 8A)

Johnie Lewis King, Sr.

AVON - Johnie Lewis King, Sr., 79, of Avon, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30 [1996] at his home.  He was the son of the late John H. and Gertrude Gatlin Kind.  Although a native of Kinston, the village of Avon on Hatteras Island was home to Mr. King for more than 60 years.  He first came to Hatteras Island in 1936 with the Civil Conservation Corp.  He later met and married the late Lina W. Meekins King.  Mr. King was a WWII veteran, having served and retired from the U.S. Coast Guard.  He later retired from Civil Service.  He is survived by two children, Johnie L. King, Jr. and wife Wanda of Avon, and Myrna K. Robke of Avon; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Lula Cayton of Aurora; and two brothers, George Letchworth of Deluth, Minn. and Albert Letchworth of Williamsburg, Va.  Funeral services will be held at St. John's Methodist Church in Avon on Friday, Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Berry Taylor and the Rev. Don Brown.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery.  The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. on Thursday.  The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Lina Walker King

AVON, N.C. - Mrs. Lina Walker King, 54, wife of Johnnie L. King, Sr., died Sunday [May 12, 1974] at 1:10 p.m. in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.  A native of Dare County, she was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church here.  Besides her husband, survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Robke of Norfolk; and a son, Johnnie L. King, Jr. of Avon.  The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Walter Allen Kinney

KITTY HAWK, NC - Walter Allen “Butch” Kinney, 54, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at his residence.  “Butch” was a man who loved the outdoors and all the creatures in it. Many orphaned animals found good and loving homes through Butch’s effort. He had a strong interest in environmental problems. As a master carpenter by trade, he took great pride in his work. In his early life he enjoyed music and was a member of several bands, sports, like motocross, surfing, fishing and later, boating, photography, cycling and culinary arts. He was a volunteer at Britthaven of the Outer Banks and a member of All Saints Episcopal Church. Butch is survived by his wife: Patricia Williams Kinney of the home, his mother: Marjorie Kirchdoerfer Kinney of Wilmington, Delaware; his sister: Shirley Haldas of Wilmington, Delaware; his brothers: Kenneth Kinney and Carl D. Kinney both of Middletown, Delaware; nieces and nephews: Christopher Haldas, Carl D. Kinney, Jr., Heather Kinney and Alise Kinney. Mr. Kinney was pre-deceased by his father Carl Edward Kinney. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him, especially Patricia, his wife of 28 years, Valentino, Daisey, Ming, Tama and Diva.  A Celebration of Life will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 3:30 pm with Rev. Tom Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Southern Shores Cemetery.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Betty Lee Davis Kirkland

Betty Lee Davis Kirkland, 87 of Nags Head, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at Britthaven Nursing Home. A native of Cairo, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Ike Davis and Elizabeth Childers Davis and the widow of James Beecher Kirkland. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Kirland is survived by a son, Gerald Kirkland and wife, Catherine, of Racine, Wis.; two sisters, Mary Barger of Seattle, Wash., and Lavern Davis of Knowville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a son, James Lee Kirkland. A memorial service will be Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends in the funeral home lobby immediately following the service. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the family.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Tuesday, September 21, 2010)

Betty Kerfoot Kirkpatrick

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Betty K. Kirkpatrick, 66, of Colington Harbour, NC died Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at her residence. Ms. Kirkpatrick, born in Arlington, VA, was a retired Manager with AT&T and was a member of the Lions Club. She was the daughter of the late Henry D. and Mary Lee Meade Kerfoot.  Ms. Kirkpatrick is survived by a daughter, Linda Lee Crooker of Berlin, NH; as son, Tom Sullivan of Canton, GA; a brother, Henry D. Kerfoot, Jr. of McLean, VA; and five grandchildren, Kelli, Nathan, Brian, Katie and Brad.  A Memorial service will be held at the Colington United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 11:00 am with Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Kitty Lee Barbour Kitching

MANNS HARBOR, NC - Kitty Lee Barbour Kitching, 80, died Friday, April 14, 2006 at Chesapeake General Hospital. Born in Bluefield, WV, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Thelma Barbour and the widow of John Seymour Kitching and was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Frances Hooper and a sister Betty Hunt.  Mrs. Kitching is survived by a daughter, Diana Lee Rippons of East Lake, NC; two sons, Billy Kitching of Manns Harbor, NC and Terry Seymour Kitching of East Lake, NC; a sister, Barbara Reid of Philadelphia, PA; a brother, William Barbour of Mesa, AZ; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC. A reception will follow at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Manns Harbor. Entombment will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

 Edna Wise Knight

STUMPY POINT - Mrs. Edna Wise Knight, 53, died Saturday [Jan. 5, 1963] in her home in Stumpy Point after a long illness. She was a native of Dare County and lived in Stumpy Point all her life. She was a daughter of Leander H. and Mrs. Mollie Midgett Wise and the wife of Charles Knight. She was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church of Stumpy Point. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Mollie K. Santarno of Grand Junction, Colorado, Mrs. Margaret Estelle Midgett of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Carolyn Gray and Miss Ann Knight of Stumpy Point; a son, William Charles Knight of Stumpy Point; a foster brother, Roy Wise of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 11, 1963)

Eric Allen Knight (aka Edgar Allen Midgett)

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Eric Allen Knight, formerly Edgar Allen Midgett, 74, died Sunday, March 23 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. Knight, born in Manteo, was a retired real estate agent and was a former actor on Broadway and in Hollywood. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late George Bright and Bessie Wescott Midgett and the husband of the late Patricia "Patty" Speck Midgett. Mr. Knight is survived by a sister, Nadine Ray of Fayetteville; and two brothers: Robert Midgett of Butner and Clifford Midgett of Kitty Hawk. A memorial service was held at the Colington United Methodist Church on Wednesday, March 26 with the Rev. Bob Pitsch officiating. The family will be at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Cliff and Ruth Midgett in Kitty Hawk. Arrangements by Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 27, 2003; pg. 10A)

Leah Meekins Knight

MRS. W.R. KNIGHT DIES ON ROANOKE ID. WEDNESDAY - Mrs. Leah Meekins Knight, 57, wife of W.R. Knight of Manteo, died following a long illness Wednesday at her home. She was the daughter of the late C.P. and Mrs. Winnie Meekins of Manteo and a long time member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by four children: Willard Knight of West Palm Beach, Florida, Charles Knight of Stumpy Point, Mrs. Purdy Flowers and Miss Louise Knight of Manteo; the following brothers and sisters: Roland Meekins and Mrs. E.M. Twiford of Norfolk, Carl Meekins, Mrs. C.C. Jones and Mrs. Gladys Brantley of Manteo and W.S. Meekins of Panama. Her mother, Mrs. Winnie Meekins, of Manteo. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 11th, in the family cemetery by Dr. G.A. Martin, family pastor, assisted by Rev. D.W. Charlton of the Manteo Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Melvin Daniels, Chauncey Meekins, Victor Meekins, Hugh Basnight, Norfleet Cuthrell and Carson Creef.   (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 13, 1945; pg. 1)

Cindi Tillett-Knighten

MANTEO - Cindi Tillett-Knighten, 49, of Manteo, died Tuesday, April 7, in New Bern.  Cindi was a dear loving daughter to her mother, Lydia Love King Tillett of Manteo, NC; and her father, Jack Columbus Tillett and wife Laura of Wanchese, NC. She is survived by her husband, James Jarman Knighten of Japan. She was cherished by her two sisters, Jacquelynn Tillett and husband Richard Saks of Milwaukee, WI and Andrea Tillett McConnell and husband Tad of New Bern, NC; and her brother, Kevin Michael Tillett and wife Carolee of Manteo, NC. She was an aunt, a best friend and a source of joy to her three nieces and nephews, Alexis Malcolm Tillett-Saks, Andrew Builder Tillett-Saks, and Carrie Rose Tillett-Saks. Cindi will be deeply missed by her four aunts and uncles, Jill Cote, Tessie Tillett, Linda Putnam, and Andy Tillett. Her life was enriched by her special friends, Keith and Paul. Cindi loved and was loved by her “babies”, Jack, YiYi, Rose, and Bella. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents, Roy and Carrie King, and Andrew and Margaret Tillett.  Cindi was a dedicated Bruce Springsteen fan who enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was an avid cyclist. Cindi was a certified MRI technologist for 15 years.  Cindi’s family was a cornerstone of her life and she will always be remembered by her many cousins, co-workers and friends. She brought great joy to all who knew her, we will always forever miss her beautiful smile, her hearty laugh, her big hair, and her zest for life.  “We woke up this morning to an empty sky.”  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 3:00 PM at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 12. 2009; pg. 10A

Nancy Entrekin Knowles

MANTEO, NC - Nancy Entrekin Knowles, of Manteo, died Sunday night, December 19 at her residence in Manteo, following a heart attack. Born in Georgia, Mrs. Knowles first came to Roanoke Island in 1969, with her husband Bob to participate in The Lost Colony, moving here permanently in 1980. During her long tenure with the production she performed on stage as a colonist, Dame Coleman and in the coveted role of Queen Elizabeth, the latter of which she portrayed for a record setting 12 years. After stepping down from performing on The Lost Colony’s stage, Mrs. Knowles worked in the production’s box office for many years, before retiring from the workplace to pursue her passion for gardening.  Prior to relocating to Roanoke Island, Mrs. Knowles, an Auburn University cum laude theatre-arts graduate, working under the stage name Nancy Kaye, was a prominent actor in Florida’s Theatre Jacksonville as well as in movies and commercials being shot in the area.  Mrs. Knowles is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert “Bob” Knowles of Manteo; her daughter and son-in-law Robin and Hal Miner of Birmingham, Ala; her daughter and son-in-law Susan and Bill Black of La Grange, Ga.; four grandchildren-Lynn and Holly Miner of Birmingham, Ala.; and Stephanie and Adam Johnson of La Grange, Ga.; a brother, James W. Entrekin of Columbus, Ga.; and a sister, Charlcie Phillips of Mill Valley, Ca.  Mrs. Knowles will be cremated and a memorial service will be at a future date.  Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Elayne Phyllis Kodroff

MANTEO, NC - Elayne Phyllis Kodroff, 64, of 130 Holly Hills Court, Manteo, NC died Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Born in Upper Darby, PA, she was the daughter of Lee Glick Noble of Philadelphia, PA and the late Alexander Glick. She was a member of the International Women's Fishing Association and the Outer Banks Bird Club.  Besides her mother, Elayne is survived by her husband, Michael Barry Kodroff, MD of the home; an aunt, Sophie Pomerantz of Philadelphia, PA and a cousin, Dena Levin and husband of Morris of Philadelphia, PA.  A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, April 9, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Twiford's Colony Chapel. A reception will immediately follow the service at Elayne's home. Due to Elayne's love of birds, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, everyone is asked to hang a bird feeder at their home and keep it full.  The family sends a special thanks to Dr. Mary Robb McConnell for her dedicated care.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Edna Wise  Koger

PORT ST. JOE, FLA. - Edna Wise Koger, 92, of Port St. Joe, died Sunday, June 9, in Gulf Pines Hospital. Mrs. Koger, a native of Nags Head, was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Beasley Wise. Mrs. Koger is survived by three daughters: Edna Evans of Apalachicola, Fla., Rhonda Heiber of Port St. Joe and Patsy Tillett of Nags Head; three sisters: Alva Parker of Norfolk, Va., Thelma Beasley and Ruby Buff, both of Manteo; five grandchildren: Jack Daniels of Apalachicola, Bill Hanson of Port St. Joe, George Hieber of Overstreet, Fla., Dolly Cheramie of Wanchese, and Gail Lane of Nags Head; 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Thursday, June 13, with the Rev. David Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Dolly Cemetery, Nags Head. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 11, 1996)

Robert D. Korb, Sr.

MANTEO - Robert D. “Bob” Korb, Sr., 67, of Manteo, North Carolina, beloved husband of Mary Fay Kemp, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at his home. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Robert was the son of the late Berner and Audrey O’Neal Korb. He was also preceded in death by his grandson Robert Korb, III.  Bob was a member of the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, the Manteo Masonic Lodge, an amateur radio operator “K4ORB” and a retired volunteer firefighter.  Bob was a compassionate man who enjoyed helping others, living by the ocean and tinkering with electronics.  Bob is survived by and was extremely loving and proud of his three children and two step children, Kevin Korb and his wife Debbie of Stevensville, Maryland, Robert Korb, Jr. and his fiancé Angela Gainer of Salisbury, Maryland, Courtney Brassell and her husband Jim of Singapore, Jamie Daniels and his wife Nadine of Manteo and Mary Avery Paradine of Manteo; his grandchildren Kassidy and Kristopher Korb, Connor Brassell, Logan and Ainsley Daniels. He is also survived by his sister Susan Resavage and brother William Korb of Glen Burnie, Maryland as well as his many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew and other friends.  A celebration of life for Bob will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:00 at the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 6658 Hwy 64, Manns Harbor, NC 27953.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

James Michael Kosanovich

NAGS HEAD, NC - James Michael Kosanovich, 61, of Nags Head, NC died Thursday, January 29,2004 at his residence. Mr. Kosanovich was born in Pittsburgh, PA and was a retired City of Pittsburgh Police Officer with 28 years of service. He was an active in the Master Gardeners of Dare County.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Neiberg Kosanovich of the residence; sons, Brian James Kosanovich of CT, and Bradley David Kosanovich of CO. He was preceded in death by a son, Brett Michael Kosanovich.  Other survivors include a sister, Judith Naylor and husband, Edwin of Mt. Lebanon, PA; and nephews, Michael W. and Grant W. Naylor.  A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 7:00 pm with the Rev. Charles E. B. Gill officiating.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Charles Gregory Koyiades

SOUTHERN SHORES, NC - Charles Gregory Koyiades, 61, died Saturday, November 12, 2005. Mr. Koyiades was born in Washington, D.C. and was a realtor and broker for Southern Shores Realty for 20 years. He was the son of Gregory and Alice Koyiades of Williamsburg, VA and was the husband of Cynthia Ann Koyiades of the home.  Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters; Elizabeth Anne Holland and husband Bill of Winston Salem, NC and Catherine Alexandra Koyiades of Newport Beach, CA and one grandson, Will Holland.  A memorial service will be held at the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Richard Stone officiating. A private burial for the family only will be held at Southern Shores Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Beth Jones Kraft

MANTEO, NC - Beth Jones Kraft, 47, died Friday, March 25, 2005 at a medical facility in Newport News, VA. Mrs. Kraft was born in Omaha, NE and was a Teacher of Theatre Arts at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills, NC and Chair of the Fine Arts Department.  She was a 1981 graduate of Auburn University with a BFA in Theater Arts.  Mrs. Kraft was Chairman of The Lost Colony Alumni Committee and a Member of Actor’s Equity.  She was the daughter of the late Edward and Lema Perkins Jones and the wife of Lane Kraft of Manteo.  Besides her husband, she is survived by one brother, Scott Jones and his wife, Vickie.  A memorial service will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Jerry Cribb officiating. Following the memorial service, a celebration and Pot Luck Reception will be held at the Lost Colony Building, Fort Raleigh, National Historic Park next to the Elizabethan Gardens.  A tribute to Beth Jones Kraft will be held at the Waterside Theatre, Fort Raleigh National Park at 3:30 PM on Saturday April 2, 2005 following the reception.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

James Charles Kraft

MANNS HARBOR, NC - James “Jim” Charles Kraft, 64, of Manns Harbor died Friday March 9, 2007 in his residence. Mr. Kraft was born in Cleveland, Ohio and worked for the Dept of Education in Washington, DC as a computer programmer and for the past six years as a keeper of the Outer Banks Gun Club enjoying the company of fellow enthusiasts and his love of guns. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965 and received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in the Army Security Agency.  Mr. Kraft was the son of the late James Walsh and Blanche Rodger Kraft and the husband of Karen Kunkle Kraft, his wife of 44 years.  Besides his wife surviving are two daughters: Susan Gray of Waves and Pam Thacker and husband Brian of Manassas, VA; one brother: John Kraft and wife Dawn of Terre Haute, Indiana; two grandchildren: Caitlyn Gray and Caroline Gray, brother-in-law Kent Kunkle and wife Wendy of Wilmington, DE; one sister- in-law, Kerry Williams of Milton, DE and several nieces and nephews.  A service of remembrance will be held Saturday March 17, 2007 at 10:00 AM in the Mann’s Harbor Church of God by the Rev. Keith Fox. The family will gather in the fellowship hall of the church after the service.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Missouri Rollinson Kramer

Mrs. Missouri Rollinson Kramer, 77, of Elizabeth City, the widow of Harry G. Kramer, died Saturday night [Aug. 27, 1966] after a short illness.  A funeral service was held Monday at 4 p.m. in First Methodist Church. Officiating were the Rev. Carlos P. Womack, pastor, and the Rev. W.B.L. Hutcheson, rector of Christ Episcopal Church.  Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery.  She was a member of First Methodist Church and its Women's Society of Christian Service.  A native of Hatteras, she lived at 312 W. Church St., Elizabeth City, 68 years.  Her parents were Samuel M. and Mrs. Bettie Fulcher Rollinson.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Phillips of Washington, N.C. and Mrs. Dorothy Kramer Branch of Elizabeth City; a son, Harry G. Kramer of Elizabeth City; two brothers: John W. Rollinson of St. Simon Island, Ga. and Alonzo M. Rollinson of East Palatka, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  Mrs. Kramer was a frequent visitor to Dare County and great booster for the area.  (unknown newspaper)

Virginia M.  Kuehl

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Virginia M. Kuehl, 86, of Eagle Drive, Colington Harbour, died, March 14, 2005, at Britthaven.  She is survived by her beloved husband, Warren, of 64 years. She will be missed by her daughter, Dr. Barbara Grace of Barrington, her son, Arthur, of Lombard, her son Bruce, of Aurora, each in Illinois, and a son Dennis, of Colrain, Massachusetts, including their spouses.  Mrs. Kuehl is also the grandmother of ten grandchildren and three great grand-children all in Illinois and Massachusetts.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is handling arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Maxine Hooper Kuhlmann

RODANTHE - Maxine Hooper Kuhlmann, 70, died Tuesday, November 21 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Kuhlmann was a retired pharmacist. She was the daughter of the late Dalton E. and Mary Oden Midgett Hooper and was the widow of Karl B. Kuhlmann. She is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. C.L. Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Hooper Family Cemetery, Rodanthe. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 26, 2000; pg. 14A)

Phyllis Ann Kuhns

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Phyllis Ann Kuhns, 63, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Wednesday, May 12, 2004. Mrs. Kuhns, born in Cannonsbury, PA, was a retired Office Manager with an insurance company and a Baptist. She was a former resident of Canton Ohio and Salem, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late James F. and Rita Mauer Lindsay.  Mrs. Kuhns is survived by her husband, Kenneth Kuhns of the residence; three daughters, Maria Kennedy of Salem, OH, Meta Jo Kuhns and Kimberly Flannigan, both of Kill Devil Hills, NC; one son, Christopher Kuhns of Austin, TX; four grandchildren, B.J. Flannigan, Zack Kennedy, Lindsay Kennedy and Carson Curtis.  A graveside service will be held in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Manteo, NC on Friday, May 14, 2004 at 4:00 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Donald L. Kyte

COLINGTON HARBOUR, NC - Donald L. Kyte, 65, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, formerly of Richmond, VA, departed this life, December 17, 2004 after a courageous battle with cancer. Donald is survived by his wife Marion of 46 years, a daughter, Tammy Wyand, two sons, Jeffrey and Danny, son- in- law, Dennis; daughter- in – laws, Stacie and Teresa, five grandchildren; Clay and Tyler Callihan and Eric Kyte, two granddaughters; Lauren and Lindsey and two sisters; Bobbie Kinsey and Jean Moore.  A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. in Bliley Funeral Home Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St, Road, Richmond, Va.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

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