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 Remie Lane

MANTEO - Born Remedios Caynila Carrillo in Manila on December 15, 1940, she emigrated to America in 1981 and soon made Manteo her home. She died suddenly October 8, 2009 proud to be an American citizen.  She is survived by one aunt, Nevis Carrillo, of Manila, a sister, Amelia Carrillo Garcia, of Los Angeles and several dear nieces and nephews of Virginia Beach including Lorraine and Joel Beza. She was predeceased by her best friend Emma Cannady.  Remie is also survived by her adopted and extended family at The Roanoke Island Inn, her home since 1984. She is also survived by many friends at Chesley Mall and the Post Office where she rode her bicycle nearly every day for 25 years.  Fiercely independent and extremely compassionate, Remie was a caregiver over the years to Gordon Kellogg, John Wilson, Sr., Delton Dowdy, Madge Daniels Barber, Melba Dowdy and Natalie Gould Mandell.  She lived her life with the greatest empathy for animals. Her last day at home she was feeding marsh rabbits apples, pears and carrots at dusk. Remie is also survived by her beloved pets, Angus, Henry and Eliza.  Nothing would warm her heart more than for donations to be made in her memory to Drs. Grossman and Burkhart at the Roanoke Island Animal Hospital for their continuing care of animals in need of financial assistance.  Remie attended Mount Olivet Methodist Church.  A memorial celebration of her life will be held at 11am on Saturday, October 10th at Twiford’s Chapel in Manteo. A reception for friends and family will follow at the Roanoke Island Inn.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Rickey Lee Lane

Ricky Lee "Rick" Lane, 53, of Kill Devil Hills, died Friday, March 11, 2011 at the home of his mother following a long illness with cancer. Rick was born in Chowan County and was the son of Peggy Chappell Lane of Tyner and the late Claude Elson Lane. A graduate of Bethel High School in Hampton, Va, he had been employed at the former Nags Head News, and more recently worked with The Coastland Times and RC Theatres. A veteran, he had served as a Medic in the US Army. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Edgar and Beulah Chappell; paternal grandparents, Will and Mary Claud Jones Lane; and great-grandparents, George and Pearl Ward Chappell. In addition to his mother he is survived by aunts, Joan Banks Chappell and Sallie Askew Lane; several cousins and extended family members; and many friends in the Outer Banks and Elizabeth City areas. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the mausoleum chapel at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery and will be officiated by Ken Lane. Burial will follow in the Veteran's Section of the cemetery. Friends may join the family today from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Home, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford, and other times at the home of his mother, 834 County Line Road, Tyner.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Sunday, March 13, 2011)

William Ray Lane

MANTEO - William Ray (Bill) Lane, 65, died Wednesday, Dec. 27 at his residence.  Born in Beaufort County, he was the son of the late Elbert L. and Melissa Hollowell Lane.  Mr. Lane was a retired automotive mechanic with the U.S. Park Service.  He is survived by three sisters: Clara Cayton of Wilmington, Lora Oliver of Manteo and Carol Deal of Wilson; two brothers: Richard Lane of Wilmington and George Lane of Chesapeake, Va.  A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. at Twiford's Colony Chapel with the Revs. Jim Davenport and Bruce Warrington officiating.  Burial is to take place in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens, Manteo.  Twiford's Colony Chapel. Manteo, is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 31, 1995; pg. 2B)

Harry Davis Lange

Irma Ruth Gray Lange

BUXTON - Irma Ruth Gray Lange, 95, of Buxton, died Wednesday, February 3, 2010, in Nags Head.  Mrs. Lange was born in Avon and was a homemaker and former owner/operator of the Hatteras Gift Shop. She was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church, Cape Hatteras Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #303 and a longstanding member of the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. She attended Avon Elementary School and graduated from South Mills High School. Mrs. Lange was in Pearl Harbor with her husband during the Japanese attack.  She was the daughter of the late Willie and Ershula “Ersie” Gray Gray and the wife of 62 years to the late Harry Davis Lange.  Surviving are her son Harry M. “Skip” Lange of Nags Head, one granddaughter, Megan Ann Lange and great granddaughter, Allie Jean Hoy. Mrs. Lange was predeceased by her sister, Myrtle Burrus and brothers, Elwood Gray, Clyde Gray, Vance Gray and Carroll Gray.  A celebration of life will be in St. John’s United Methodist Church, Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 2:00PM by the Rev. Roger Dill. Burial with Eastern Star Rites will be in the Gray Cemetery in Buxton. Friends may join the family at the church at 1:00PM for a time of visitation.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Earl Ulysses Lanier

MANTEO - Earl Ulysses Lanier, 85, of Manteo died Sunday, September 20, 2009 in Currituck. Mr. Lanier was born in Plant City, FL and was retired from Bank of America as a Vice President. Mr. Lanier was a charter member of Manteo Faith Baptist Church where he served in the choir and was also an avid golfer and fisherman. He served his country honorably in both the U.S. Navy and the National Guard.  Mr. Lanier was predeceased by his parents, Benjamin Franklin and Sarah Pearl Keen Lanier and two brothers, James Franklin Lanier and Yuell Lanier. He is survived by his wife, Byrdie Midgett Lanier of the home.   Besides his wife, survivors include one daughter, Claire Louise Lanier Hart of Dunedin, FL; three sons, Terrence Arnold Lanier of Noank, CT, Frederick John Lanier of Crawfordville, FL, and Douglas Rae Lanier of Gainesville, FL; 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  A service of remembrance will be at Manteo Faith Baptist Church, Friday, September 25, 2009 at 11:00 am by the Rev. Ronnie Midgett.   Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Harry Davis Lange

BUXTON - Harry Davis Lange, 90, died Friday, November 10 in Elizabeth City.  Mr. Lange was born in Topeka, Kansas and was a retired Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church, Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge, Cape Hatteras Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and was the first manager of the Cape Hatteras Water Plant.  Mr. Lange served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy for 28 years and during World War II.  He was the son of the late Harry and Merle Davis Adams Lange and the husband of Irma Ruth Gray Lange.  Besides his wife, surviving are a son, Harry M. "Skip" Lange of Nags Head; a sister, Betty Augustine of Ft. Levenworth, Texas; and one grandchild, Megan Ann Lange of Nags Head.  A funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 13 in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bryan Shaw with burial in the Gray Family Cemetery in Buxton.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 14, 2000; pg. 7A)

Howard Russell Langley

MANNS HARBOR, NC - Howard Russell "Russ" Langley, 92, of Manns Harbor, died, Saturday, October 30, 2004, in Elizabeth City. Mr. Langley was born in Wilson, N.C. and was retired from General Foods. He was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church and was a former Dare County Commissioner and was instrumental in bringing the first hospital to Dare County and establishing Dare County Seafood Industrial Park.  Mr. Langley is survived by his son, Rev. Charles L. Langley of Forrest, Va.; two sisters, Sudie Harrell of Macclesfield, N.C. and Mary Morris of Baltimore, N.C.; Three grandsons, two granddaughters and five great grandchildren. Mr. Langley was pre-deceased by his sister Penny Jane and brothers Joe and Alec.  A celebration of life will be Wednesday, November 2, 2004, at 3:00p.m. in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Debbie Grossberg and C.L. Reynolds. Burial will be in the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Tuesday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is handling arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

David Howe Lawrence

RALEIGH, NC - David Howe Lawrence, 84, died September 8, 2003 in Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC. The son of Harry C. Lawrence and Helen Norbeck Lawrence, he was a longtime resident of the Outer Banks. An Engineer and surveyor, he was also engaged actively in real estate and construction, and was one of the original owners of Sea Scape Golf Course in Kitty Hawk. Following retirement, he worked with the Dare County Department of Parks and Recreation.  He attended public schools in Manteo and New Bern, NC. After two years at Belmont Abby College he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force for service during WWII, and following the war earned his engineering degrees from NC State College.  Mr. Lawrence is survived by two daughters, Barbara L. Wells of Oxford, MD and husband, Ken Wells; and Susan R. Lawrence of Chapel Hill; a step daughter, Julia M. Daniels of Chapel Hill; one sister, Joan “Joie” Bullock of Corapeake, and husband, Jeff Bullock, Sr.; his former wife, Martha Akin Lawrence of Chapel Hill; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.  A graveside service will be conducted by Rev. Joseph Klaus at 11:00 am, on Saturday, September 13th in the Baum Cemetery, Elijah Baum Road, Kitty Hawk. Funeral arrangements are by Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 11, 2003; pg. 10A)

Mary Scarborough Lawrence

WINDSOR - Mary Scarborough Lawrence, 79, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, at her home. Mrs. Lawrence was a native of Avon and had lived in the Windsor area for 34 years. She was a member of the Windsor Assembly of God Church where she taught Sunday School for more than 25 years. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Glen B. Lawrence of Windsor; three daughters: Glenda L. Tyndall of Mobile, Ala., Kathy L. Perry of Suffolk, Va. and Susan L. Nolley of Lumberton; one son, Bobby Lawrence of Richmond, Ky.; two sisters: Hazel S. Miller of Avon and Fannie S. Miller of Chesapeake, Va.; and nine grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Sept. 12 in the Windsor Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Charles Kelly and the Rev. Chuck Gray. Burial will be Thursday in the Scarborough Family Cemetery in Avon. Walker Funeral Home in Windsor is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 12, 1996)

William Edward Lawrence

William Edward Lawrence, 81, of Manteo died Friday February 9, 2007, in Nags Head. He was the husband of Patricia Beale Lawrence. A celebration of life will be at the North Carolina Aquarium Neptune Theatre on Roanoke Island, Sunday February 11, 2007 from 2p.m to 4p.m.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Elma June Midgett Laxton

CHESAPEAKE - Elma June Midgett Laxton, 83, died at her home on February 23. She was born at Gull Shoal, Dare County, daughter of the late William and Virginia Williams Midgett. Mrs. Laxton was a retired RN from Portsmouth Naval Hospital. She was an active member of Deep Creek UMC, Mary Tyus Sunday School Class and Fair Haven UMC. Mrs. Laxton is survived by her husband Fred Laxton; two daughters: Linda June Hooper of Salvo and Paula Rhea Borum of Piney Flats, Tennessee; two sons: Mark Torge of Mt. Carmel, Tennessee and Harry "Pete" Torge of Starr, SC; and three step-sons: Johnny Laxton, Darren Laxton and Kenny Laxton; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A service will be held on Monday, February 26 at 11 a.m. at Fair Haven United Methodist Church in Rodanthe with burial in the Midgett Family Cemetery in Rodanthe. Twiford Funeral Home, Chesapeake, is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 27, 2007; pg. 12A)

Florence Stowe Layne

FRISCO - Florence Stowe Layne, 80, of Frisco, died June 16 [1993] in a Barco, N.C. nursing home.  A native of Hatteras, she was the daughter of the late Ira Samuel and Minnie Laurel O'Neal Stowe.  She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and was a retired waitress.  Mrs. Layne is survived by one daughter, Margaret L. Willis of Frisco; two sons: James Samuel Layne of Hertford and David Franklin Layne of Frisco; one sister, Neva Gillikin of Hatteras; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were set for Saturday, June 19 at 11 a.m. at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins and Rev. George Austin officiating.  Burial was to follow in the Willis family cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Emilie Emory Leary

MANTEO - Emilie Emory Leary, 86, died Tuesday, August 8 in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mrs. Leary, born in Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., was a homemaker and member of St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church.  She was the daughter of the  late Lloyd S. and Katherine Bedell Emory and the widow of Donald Noble Leary, an Outer Banks artist known as "M. Charles".  Mrs. Leary is survived by a daughter, Katherine W. Bienvenu of Manteo; two sons: Dean R. Leary of Statesville and Michael T. Leary of Gloucester, Va.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Charles E.B. Gill officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 10, 2000; pg. 11A)

Jacquelyn Forbes Leary

Jacquelyn Forbes Leary, of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed away Friday August 23rd, 2013 at Colony Ridge Nursing Home at the age of 86.  She is survived by her husband of 67 years Paul Leary of Kill Devil Hills, son Warren and his wife Alice of Charlotte NC, son Paul Jr. of Kill Devil Hills NC, son Michael of Raleigh NC, sister Molly O’Neal of Engelhard NC, brother Ray Forbes of Ft. Walton Beach Fla., four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Nags Head NC, at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 7th.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Captain Jack O. Leatherwood, Jr.

Captain John "Jack" O. Leatherwood, Jr., USCG, Ret., 80, of Frisco, died Monday, Dec. 29 in Nags Head.  Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late John O. and Lillie May Thompson Leatherwood and the husband of Lovie Alice Peele Leatherwood of the home.  He was a member of the Hatteras Island Masonic Lodge, the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, and the Chief Warrant Officers Association.  Also surviving are two daughters, Jacqueline L. Engelbrecht and husband Jae of Fairfax Station, VA and Sharon L. Kirks of Frisco; a son, John O. Leatherwood, III and wife Teresa of Wilmington, NC; two brothers, Billy Leatherwood of Florida and Donald Leatherwood of Maryland; five grandchildren, Joe Engelbrecht, Kellie Isla, Jeffrey Engelbrecht, John O. Leatherwood, IV, and Tiffany Bridges; and five great grandchildren.  A funeral service was held on Dec. 31 at Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras with the Rev. Dwight Burrus and the Rev. David Stowe officiating. Burial was in the Peele Family Cemetery.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] – January 2009)

Lovie Alice Peele Leatherwood

FRISCO - Lovie Alice Peele Leatherwood, born January 5, 1929, the wife of the late John Ollie Leatherwood Jr, died Saturday, April 3, 2010 in Wilmington, NC. She was the daughter of the late Lee and Beatrice Peele of Hatteras Village.  Mrs. Leatherwood is survived by three children: Jackie Englebrecht and husband, Jae of Fairfax Station, VA, John O. Leatherwood III and wife, Teresa of Wilmington, NC and Sharon Leatherwood of Wilmington, NC. She was also blessed with five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Twiford's Funeral Home, Hatteras with the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Burial will be in the Peele Family Cemetery in Hatteras.  Twiford Funeral Homes' Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the Leatherwood family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Geneva Mae Miller Ledford

NAGS HEAD - Geneva Mae Miller Ledford, 81, died Wednesday, February 20 in a Nags Head nursing home.  Mrs. Ledford was born in Jellico, Tenn. and was a homemaker.  She was the daughter of the late Edwin and Susa Ivey Miller and was the widow of John Thomas Ledford.  Mrs. Ledford is survived by a daughter, Sharon L. "Tess" Hodge of Perry Hall, Md.; a son, Hugh W. "Buzz" Ledford of Franklin, Tenn.; two sisters: Betty and Jackie; two brothers: Eldon and Bill; and four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church, Stumpy Point, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, on Friday from 7-8:30 p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 21, 2002; pg. 6A)

Beatrice Meekins Lee

Beatrice Meekins Lee entered into his gates with thanksgiving on November 20, 2007. She was born on December 22, 1916 to N. Price Meekins and Bessie Daniels Meekins. She was the widow of her beloved James Lee.  She was preceded in death by three of her children; a daughter, Viola, and two sons, James W. (Punch) and Norfleet (NP), and her sister, Lillian Meekins Austin.  She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters; Ella Marie Daniels (husband Leon) and Catholene Lee Cole (husband Hercules); her sister, Pensacola Meekins McClease (husband Elder George) and a brother, Theodore Robinson Meekins; five grandchildren; Carl Daniels (Rene), Stacy Daniels, Norfleet Daniels (Letha), Trent Cole and Maya Cole; six great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; her foster family; Betty and Jerry Stratton and Dale, Daniel, and Bruce Davis plus a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.  Services will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 1 O’clock in the afternoon at Free Grace Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ on Sir Walter Raleigh Street in Manteo.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted to serve the Lee family.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Thursday, November 22, 2007)

Jesse Thomas Lee

KITTY HAWK - Jesse Thomas Lee, 90, of Kitty Hawk, died at his home on Friday, May 6.  Born in Portsmouth, Va., he was the son of the late William and Julia Lee and the widower of Louise Lee. He also was predeceased by one granddaughter, Laury Gauvreau.  He was a member of the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, a Freemason and was a WWII veteran of the US Navy.  Surviving are one sister Mary Ellen Morgan of Rockville, Md.; one daughter Helen L. Gauvreau and husband Fredrick of Point Harbor; two sons, Jesse T. Lee of San Francisco, Calif., Joseph W. Lee of Williamsburg, Va.,; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  A funeral was held on May 9 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. Burial was in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.  Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, May 12, 2011)

KITTY HAWK - Jesse Thomas Lee, 90, of Kitty Hawk, NC, passed away at his home in Kitty Hawk on Friday, May 06, 2011. Born in Portsmouth, VA, he is the son of the late William and Julia Lee. He is preceded in death by his wife Louise Lee and by one granddaughter Laury Gauvreau. Mr. Lee was a member of the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, a Freemason and was a WWII Veteran of the US Navy. Mr. Lee is survived by, one sister Mary Ellen Morgan of Rockville Md, one daughter Helen L. Gauvreau and husband Fredrick of Point Harbor, NC; two sons, Jesse T. Lee of San Francisco, CA, Joseph W. Lee of Williamsburg, VA,; five grandchildren, Char Gauvreau, Ed Gauvreau and wife Maureen, Pam Bass and husband Blair, Celine Lee, and Courtney Lee; five great grandchildren, Mathew, Cassidy, Julia , Madeline, Amelia and “One special great grandson on the way”.  Mr Lee requested the following poem by Mary Elisabeth Frye.
“Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.”
A funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 9, 2011 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. Burial is in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 10, 2011; pg. 10A)

 Connie H. Leitner

VIRGINIA BEACH - Connie H. Leitner, 76, entered into eternal rest Monday, July 19, 2010. She was predeceased by her parents, Mae and Curtis Daniels; and sister, Lizzette Daniels, all of Dare County, North Carolina.  Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of 59 years, Alfred Leitner; two daughters, Valerie Wheeler and husband Terry of Manteo, N.C., and Veronica Hill and husband Jeff of Virginia Beach; sister, Alice Creef and husband William of Manteo, N.C.; six grandchildren, Keith Wheeler and wife Wendy, Jason Wheeler and wife Jennifer, Stacie Wheeler Allen and husband Bryon, Alfie Wheeler, Chase Hill, and Chelsea Hill; and five great- grandchildren.  Connie was a dedicated civil service employee for 30 years. She took great pride and joy in her family and will be remembered as a loving, generous, and caring person.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, July 21, in Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the funeral home.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 22, 2010; pg. 8A)

Wayne Randolph Lender, Jr.

KITTY HAWK - Wayne Randolph Lender, Jr., 63, died Wednesday October 15, at his residence. Mr. Lender was born in Pottstown, PA and was a retired machine repairman with Dana Corporation. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Ark International Church in Nags Head.  He was the son of the late Wayne Randolph Lender, SR and the late Gertrude Morgan Lender and the husband of Virginia “Ginny” L. Davis Lender of the home.  Besides his wife, surviving are two daughters: Mary Lauria and husband Alan and Patricia J. Lender; one son: Frederick Lender, three step-sons: Robert Wayne Martin and wife Rhonda, Jack Edward Martin and wife Tammy and Christopher Daniel Martin and wife Natalie; one sister Betsy Lender; and seven grandchildren: Amber, Courtney, Ryan, Shaun, Trey, Jack and Daniel.  A service of remembrance will be at Ark International Church, Friday October 17, 2008, at 11:00a.m. by the Rev. James Lewis.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, October 19, 2008; pg. 10A)

Nolan Patrick Leonard

Nolan Patrick Leonard of Kitty Hawk succumbed to illness unexpectedly Friday March 7, 2008 at a Virginia Beach Hospital. He was 19 years old. Nolan was the son of Charles Patrick Leonard and Kelly Amanda Kenna of Kitty Hawk. He was the grandson of Carl and Kerry Bradshaw, Jr. of Kitty Hawk, and the late William and Shirley Leonard of Kill Devil Hills.  Nolan will be remembered as a hardworking and busy young man who was focused on his future plans. Recently, he was proud to have earned his high school GED. While accomplishing that goal, he was employed by many local businesses including Seamark Foods and First Class Marine Construction. Nolan was a skilled mechanic and worked for his uncle at Outer Banks Automotive. He also worked in carpentry over the years and most recently worked as a landscaper for Southern Scapes. When he had spare time, Nolan loved spending it with his sister and brothers whom he adored, and going to the movies.  Left to cherish Nolan’s memory is his mother Kelly Kenna, his father, Charles Leonard, his brothers C. Elliot Bradshaw, and Wyatt Bradshaw, and Warren Leonard; his sister Zoe Leonard, his grandparents Carl and Kerry Bradshaw of all of Kitty Hawk, and host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.  The family is holding a celebration of Nolan’s life Tuesday March 11, 2008 at 3 O’clock in the afternoon at Ocean View Baptist Church. Pastor Steve Siegrist will officiate. A reception will follow in the Ocean View fellowship hall..   Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted to serve the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuessday, March 11, 2008; pg. 6A)

Arthur Joseph LePage

A funeral service was held Wednesday for Arthur Joseph LePage, who died Sunday at a Chesapeake hospital.  He was 45.  Mr. LePage was born in Norfolk and was self-employed as a marine surveyor/salvager.  He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He was the son of the late Elston LePage and the late Elsie Hettrick LePage, and the husband of Anita Howell Fobbe LePage.  Besides his wife, he is survived by Melody LePage, the mother of his children who are Jennifer LePage of Kitty Hawk, Kimberly LePage and Benjamin LePage of Southern Shores, and two step-daughters, Tonya Fobbe and Shannon Fobbe, both of Wanchese.  He also is survived by two sisters: Joan Dolan of California and Becky LePage of Norfolk; and two brothers: Lonnie LePage of Norfolk and Elston LePage, Jr. of New Jersey.  A graveside service was held at Cudworth Cemetery with the Rev. David Dalton officiating.  Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, was in charge of arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, May 23, 1996; pg. 8A)

Charles Ross Lester

Charles Ross Lester, 84, of Norfolk, Va., died Thursday [Feb. 23, 1964] in a hospital. A native of Manteo, he was a son of Charles R. and Mrs. Matilda Wescott Lester and the husband of Margaret Anne Bright Lester. He was a charter member and deacon emeritus of Campostella Heights Baptist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by 5 daughters: Mrs. W.T. Myers, Mrs. L.B. Basnight, Mrs. W.B. Scott, Miss Grace Lester and Miss Ruth Lester; two brothers: S.D. Lester and T.S. Lester; 3 grandchildren & 10 g-grandchildren, all of Norfolk, Va. A funeral service was held in Graham Funeral Home by The Rev. Paul D. Moore. Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, February 28, 1964)

 Laura Austin Byrd Lette /Lettie
The Coastland Times – Thursday, Sept. 4, 1986; pg. 9A

Rena W. Clark Lewark

MRS. RENA CLARK LEWARK, 86, FRISCO NATIVE, DIES - Mrs. Rena W. Clark Lewark, 86, of 124 Myrtle St., Broadmoor, Norfolk, died Friday at the residence after an illness of 14 months. She was a native of Frisco, Dare County, N.C. and had lived in the Norfolk area the last 35 years. She was a daughter of Benjamin and Mrs. Charlotte Johnson Clark and the wife of the late Fred A. Lewark. Surviving are three sons: William H. Farrow and Ernest D. Lewark, both of Portsmouth, and John A. Lewark of Norfolk; one daughter, Mrs. W.F. Dickinson of South Norfolk; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday and burial was in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, Sept. 12, 1958; pg. 8)

William Dan Lewark

MANTEO - William Dan Lewark, 78, of Manteo, died January 7 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Lewark, a native of Corolla, was the son of the late William Van and Maria Midgett Lewark and the widower of Beatrice Doucet Lewark. He was a Merchant Seaman and a veteran of WW II, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of BPOE #856 and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Lewark is survived by two daughters: Rita Pledger of Manteo and Danielle Murphy Colgan of West Palm Beach, Fl.; three sons: William Gary Lewark of Engelhard, Vernon Lewark and Fred Lewark, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel on Jan. 10 by the Rev. Phillip Quidley. Burial will follow in The Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 10, 1993)

Helen Thompson Light

WANCHESE - Helen Thompson Light, 73, died Saturday, September 2 in Nags Head.  Mrs. Light was born in Guilford County and was retired from Britthaven of the Outer Banks where she worked in food service.  She was a Baptist.  Surviving are one daughter, Robin L. Bowser of Smokerun, Pa.; two sons" J.T. Light of Virginia and David Light of Wanchese; three brothers: Paul Thompson, Edward Thompson and Calvin Thompson, all of Eden; grandchildren: Connie McFarlane, Angie Bowser, Allison Wright and David Wayne Light; great-grandchildren: Eric McFarlane and Bryanna Hawes.  Mrs. Light was predeceased by her brothers: Robert Thompson and Thomas Allen Thompson.  A funeral service was held Sept. 5 in the Wanchese Assembly of God by Dr. David Dalton.  Burial was in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 7, 2000; pg. 12A)

Annie Christian Lowe Lilley

Mrs. Annie Christian (Chris) Lowe Lilley was called home in the early morning hours of March 28, 2009. Annie Christian was born September 3, 1937 on Roanoke Island. During her life, she resided in Manteo and Siler City, NC, Yellowstone National Park, WY, the Ozarks, MO and most recently Snow Camp, NC. Equally known for her brilliant sense of humor and her mastery of culinary skills, there are few words that adequately describe Chris' impact upon those fortunate enough to call her their friend. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Leslie and Elma Lowe, and her grandparents, Ryan and Lydia Midgett. Chris is survived by her daughters: Gayle Snyder and husband Tom, Teresa Willis and husband Robert; her son, Morris Mote and wife Sharon; her grandchildren: Daniel and Kristin Snyder, Lauren and Morris Mote; husband Hume Lilley; and many beloved Midgett cousins and friends. A remembrance service will be held for family and friends at 2 p.m., April 4 at Faith Baptist Church in Manteo to celebrate her life.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 31, 2008; pg. 6A)

Constance Ballance Lingo

CHESAPEAKE - Constance Ballance Lingo, 69, of the 800 block of Bainbridge Blvd, Chesapeake, Va., died in Lake Taylor Hospital on July 20 [1994].  She was the daughter of the late Cecil G. Balance and Mary A. Ballance of Hatteras and the widow of William V. Lingo.  She was preceded in death by her son, William V. Lingo, Jr.  Mrs. Lingo was a retired receptionist for Dr. Simpson and a member of the South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church.  Memberships also include being past president of the South Norfolk Women's Club and past matron of Friendship Chapter #57, Order of the Eastern Star (South Norfolk Chapter),  Besides her mother, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Regina Lingo of Chesapeake, Va.; four grandchildren, including Connie Edwards of Manns Harbor; and one great-grandson.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 24 at 3 p.m. in the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating.  Burial will be in the Ballance Family Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home, Ghent Chapel, Norfolk, Va., is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

William Vincent Lingo, Sr.

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - William Vincent Lingo, Sr. 59, of 810 Bainbridge Blvd., died Friday [March 14, 1980] in his residence.  A native of Wardtown, Va., he was the husband of Mrs. Constance Ballance Lingo.  He was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 of Chesapeaker and Eagles Aerie 795.  Other survivors include two sons: William V. Lingo, Jr. of Bailey and C. Stephen Lingo of Staten Island, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Marguerite Corprew of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers: Benjamin E. Lingo of Chesapeake and Irving E. Lingo of Norfolk; and two grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday in the Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras by the Rev. Fred Roberts with burial following in the Peele family cemetery in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Cheryl O'Neal Little

MEXIA, TEXAS - Cheryl O'Neal Little, 46, died October 19 at her home. She was a native of Salvo and attended Cape Hatteras and Manteo schools. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth P. Little; one daughter, Desiree Little and a grandson, Matthew Smith, all of the home; her mother, Betty O'Neal Farrow of Manteo; a sister, Sandra O'Neal of Rodanthe; four nieces and one nephew. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Goodwin officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998; pg. 12A)

Virginia Woolard Liverman

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Virginia Woolard Liverman, 84, of the Vintage Inn in Williamston and of Kill Devil Hills, died November 2, 2012 at Martin General Hospital from a stroke. She was the daughter of the late Wiley Woolard, Sr. and Vestie Brown Woolard, and step-daughter to Laura Woolard. Mrs. Liverman was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Dean Liverman.  Mrs. Liverman is survived by four children, Jack D. Liverman, Jr. and wife, Anita, Wayne M. Liverman and wife, Dianna, Sheila Liverman O'Neal and husband, Mike, and Gary W. Liverman and wife, Sally. She is also survived by a sister, Lorainne Woolard Coltrain and family, and a brother, John Taylor Woolard and family, as well as the families of her deceased brothers, Hardy Gray Woolard, Billy Woolard and Wiley Woolard, Jr. Mrs. Liverman has seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were at Twiford Funeral Home with a short graveside ceremony at the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens in Manteo.  Funeral Home, Manteo, assisted the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Joshua Leigh Livesay

Captain Joshua Leigh Livesay, 34, of Wanchese, died Saturday, April 30, 2011. Born in Elizabeth City, NC, April 6, 1977, he was the son of Ron “Bubba” and Donetta Livesay of Wanchese. He is survived by his daughter Ava Livesay, her mother Allison, and his brother, Caine Livesay. He is also survived by his grandparents Lois Webb, Irene Livesay, and great-grandmother, Stella Blackburn. Josh was preceded in death by his grandparents Gerald Webb and Edward Livesay.  Captain Livesay was a self-employed waterman. He was a member of First Assembly of God in Manteo.  Memorial services are planned for Monday, May 9, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. on the beach at Jennette’s Pier. Parking will be available. They are receiving friends at their home, 146 Tillett Road, Wanchese.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Dorcas Willis Long

YOUNGSVILLE - Dorcas Willis Austin Long, 86, died Sunday morning [Dec. 27, 1998] in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was a native of Hatteras, a former resident of Poplar branch and Elizabeth City. Mrs. Long was the daughter of the late David Ellis and Minerva Gaskins Willis and the widow of Zack Austin and John Long. She was a member of the Frisco Assembly of God Church. She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Haste of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Pearl Lewis of Marshallberg; 3 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today (Tuesday) at 3 p.m. in the Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, Elizabeth City, by the Rev. F. Joe Griffith. Burial will be in the New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998; pg. 5A)

Ina Williams Long

Ina Williams Long, 84, of Manteo died Friday, December 3, 2010 in Kill Devil Hills.  Born in Salvo, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Patsy Gray Williams and was the widow of John H. Long. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Claudia L. Davis.  Mrs. Long is survived by a daughter, Pattie Olerich and husband, Bob of Manteo; a sister, Alma W. Macdonald of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Manteo Cemetery by the Rev. Jerry Cribb. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo on Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 Opal Dee Creef Long

ELIZABETH CITY--Opal Dee Creef Long, 89, died Saturday, August 22, at her residence. Mrs. Long was born in East Lake and resided in Elizabeth City. She was the daughter of the late Wille H. and Sarah Duvall Creef. She was the widow of Royal Fred Long, Sr., a homemaker and a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters: Barbara L. Harrell of Hertford and Diane Dail of Tyner; a son, Royal Fred Long. Jr.; a sister, Myrtle Everton and a brother, Ronald Creef, all of Elizabeth City; 9 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Audrey L. Albertson. Funeral services will be at 2 pm today, at Twiford's Memorial Chapel on East Church Street in Elizabeth City with the Rev. Max Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hollywood cemetery.  The family will be at the residence.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 25, 1998; pg. 8A

Clifton Viola Holloman Lourie

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. - Clifton "Kitty" Viola Lourie, 88, of Portsmouth, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 1996 in Portsmouth.  Mrs. Lourie, a native of Harrellsville and former resident of Buxton, was the retired owner and operator of the Buxton Sportsman Center.  She was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church and the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club.  Mrs. Lourie was the daughter of the late John and Lela Doughty Holloman and the widow of Richard P. Lourie.  Mrs. Lourie is survived by one daughter, Sara E. Cosgrove of Portsmouth, R.I.; one son, John C. Twaddle of Portsmouth, Va.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating.  Burial will be in the Quidley Cemetery, Buxton.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, December 5, 1996)

Bessie Baum Love

WANCHESE - Bessie Baum Love, 85, died Wednesday, December 4 in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Love was born in Manteo and was a homemaker and member of First Assembly of God in Manteo. She was the daughter of the late Washington franklin and Agnes Jones Baum. Surviving are six daughters: Betty Jo Sawyer of Wanchese, Darlene Darden Love of Duck, Alice Linda Killian of Swansboro, June R. Duvall of Jefferson, Ga., Merry Dawn Bubier of Livermore, Maine, and Karen L. Walker of Wanchese; one son, Joseph Franklin Love of Manteo; and one sister, Marjorie Wescott of Manteo; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in First Assembly of God by the Rev. Ron Denham. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 8, 2002; pg. 16A)

Thelma G. Loveland

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, N.J. - Thelma G. Loveland, 82, died Feb. 22 at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, N.J. She was a past member of the Assembly of God Church, Manahawkin. Mrs. Loveland was born in Avon and formerly made her home in Tuckerton and Pt. Pleasant, N.J. prior to moving to Spring Lake Heights seven years ago. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Bertram Loveland in 1987. Surviving are a son, Ronald Loveland of Millsboro, Del. and a daughter, Thelma J. Loveland of Spring Lake Heights and one grandchild. Arrangements by De Graff Cremation Services, Lakehurst.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998)

Leslie Lowe

LESLIE LOWE DIES THURSDAY MORNING - Leslie Lowe, 30, died early Thursday morning at his home in Manteo following an illness of 10 months. Funeral services were held at the home Friday afternoon by Rev. M.W. Maness of Manteo and Rev. Lawrence of Wanchese. Burial was in Manteo Cemetery. Mr. Lowe was a native of Gates County and had lived in Manteo for about eight years. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Elma Midgett of Manteo; one daughter, Annie Christian Lowe; his mother, Mrs, Estelle Lowe of Eure; two brothers: Vanna Lowe of Suffolk, Va. and Aubrey Lowe of Eure; one sister, Mrs. Elliott Cornette of Harrelsville; his grandmother, Mrs. Claudia Casper of Eure; and several uncles and aunts.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 22, 1943; pg. 1)

Helen Reese Lucas

ATHENS, GA. - Helen Reese Lucas of Athens and for over 30 years a resident of Colington Harbour, died March 21 in Athens.  During World War II she worked in the Office of Strategic Services with Central Intelligence Agency.  Born in Wheatland, Wyo. April 22, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Fred David and Minnie E. Reese.  Her husband, John K. Lucas, died shortly after they moved to Dare County.  She was also predeceased by a brother, Clair C. Reese, and a son, John M. Lucas.  Surviving are a son, Stephen K. Lucas, MD of Athens; daughters-in-law: Lisa Lucas of Powells Point and Linda Lucas of Athens; grandchildren: Sarah Lucas Wooten, Gregory Lucas, Meredith Lucas and Alexander Lucas, all of Athens; and two nieces: Judy Smith of Overland Park, KS and Linda Robbins of Naples, Fla.  A graveside service is planned for 10 a.m. April 11 at Roanoke Memorial Gardens, Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 4, 2002; pg. 4B)

Camilla Burrus Lutz

BELHAVEN - Camilla "Millie" Burrus Lutz, 54, of the Ponzer community, died Saturday, November 25 at her home. Mrs. Lutz was born in Manteo, was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo. She was the daughter of the late Richard O. Burrus and the late Camilla Cudworth Burrus Farrow. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Lutz of the home; her step-father, David Farrow of Manteo; two sisters: Roxie Farrow Pritchard and Julie Farrow Blevin, both of Manteo; and three brothers: Richard O. Burrus of Wanchese, David P. Farrow, Jr. and Johnny Farrow, MD, both of Manteo. A memorial service will be held at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000; pg. 11A)

Cecil Bernard Lyon

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Cecil Bernard Lyon, 82, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Saturday, April 23, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Lyon, born in Clarksburg, WV, was a Car Service Agent for Chessie Railroad System, and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He helped with the organization of the Kitty Hawk Youth Baseball League in the 80’s and 90’s and was involved with the Big Band Preservation Society. Mr. Lyon was the son of the late Vernon Arthur and Bessie Frush Lyon.  Mr. Lyon is survived by his wife, Betty Ward Lyon of the residence; two daughters, Melony Lynne Sillis and Melissa Lee Wright, both of Southern Shores, NC; two sons, Jeffrey Vernon Lyon of Lakeville, IN and Roger Carder Lyon of Columbia, SC; a sister, Margaret Jane Rhoads of Mt. Vernon, OH; a brother, Carl Vernon Lyon of Gainsville, VA; nine grandchildren, Brenda Lowe, Steven Sillis, Christopher Sillis, Jason Dohrman, Shannon Dohrman, Lindsey Wright, Breanna Lyon, Christy Thomas and Tray Lyon; and six great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 5:30 pm at the Hayman St. Beach Access, Kill Devil Hills, NC. Following the service, family and friends will be received at 230 Hillcrest St., Southern Shores.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Josephine Carder Lyon

Josephine “Betty” Lyon, 85, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Southern Shores.  Born in Weston, WV, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Lucille Carder and the widow of the late Cecil Lyon.  Mrs Lyon is survived by her two daughters, Melony Lynne Sillis and Melissa Lee Wright both of Southern Shores; two sons, Jeffrey Vernon Lyon of Decatur IN and Roger Carder Lyon of Myrtle Beach, SC; nine grandchildren Brenda Lowe, Steven Sillis, Christopher Sillis,  Jason Dohrman, Shannon Dohrman, Lindsey Wright, Breanna Lyon, Christy Fallon and Troy Lyon; and  12 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

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