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Alethia Midgett Meekins

WAVES - Alethia Midgett Meekins, 95, died Sunday, September 19, in the Beverly Health Care in Greenville. Mrs. Meekins was born in Waves and was a postal clerk and homemaker. She was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Hatteras Island Chapter #303 Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Meekins was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur D. and Dorothy Midgett Midgett and her husband, William Alexander Meekins. Mrs. Meekins is survived by her niece, Dorothy Brannon and husband Oscar of Greenville; and great-nephews: Rudy H. Gray and wife Betty, and Asa H. Gray, III and wife Susan. She was preceded in death by her sisters: Odessa Midgett and Esta M. Gray. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. in the Fairhaven United Methodist Church with burial in the family cemetery in Waves. Eastern Star rites will be held at the grave. Friends may join the family at Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 21, 1999; pg. 6A)

Alvin S. Meekins

NORFOLK, VA. - Alvin S. "Jack" Meekins, age 68, died May 19 in a Norfolk hospital. He was the son of the late Earl Wayne and Carrie Midgette Meekins. He was the widower of Judith Marie Meekins. Born in Manteo, Mr. Meekins was retired from the Ford Motor Plant in Norfolk and was a member of Zion Grace United Methodist Church and United Auto Workers Union Local #919. Survivors include a brother, Clifton "Pete" Meekins, Sr. of Norfolk; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Graveside services were in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Dr. David N. Clay. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 23, 1995)

Andrew J. Meekins

    Two of the best known old men of Hatteras Island are dead. On Tuesday of last week Edward J. Midgett, 82 of Buxton, passed away while sitting reading at a table in him home at Cape Hatteras. His funeral was conducted Sunday. Mr. Midgett, a retired Coast Guardsman had been an active man for his years up to the time of his death. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carrie Midgett; and the following children: Mrs. Baxter Jennett and Carlos Midgett of Buxton, John E. Midgett of Belhaven, D.D. Midgett of Coinjock, Don D., Ed., Dallas, Luther and Thompson Midgett, all of the U.S. Coast Guard; and Mrs. Venus Sande if Norfolk; two brothers: Evan J. Midgett and P.W. Midgett of Elizabeth City; and a sister, Mrs. O'J. Gray of Avon.
    On January 25th, one week later, Andrew J. Meekins, 78 of Avon, died after a long illness. Uncle Andrew Meekins was affectionately known to all the people on the banks. He was universally loved by his neighbors. He is survived by one son, Branch E. Meekins, and a daughter, Mrs. C.C. Gray; and two foster children: Mrs. Cecil Williams and Mrs. M.J. Gray of Avon. The funeral was conducted by the pastors of the Methodist and Pentecostal churches on Wednesday afternoon.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 28, 1944; pg. 1)

Ara Edison Meekins

After several years of declining health, Ara Edison Meekins, 76, died Wednesday morning [Aug. 6, 1958] at 1:10 a.m. at the family home in Rodanthe.  He was born in this community Dec. 19, 1881 and had lived there all his life.  He never married.  He was a brother of the late Theo. S. Meekins who was prominent in Dare County affairs for many years.  Surviving relatives are a brother, J. Frank Meekins, and two sisters, Mrs. Zenith Midgett and Mrs. Lewis Midgett, all of Rodanthe, and many nephews and nieces.  Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. P.M. Port of Tyner at the family home, and interment will be in the family plot nearby at 2 p.m. Friday.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - August 8, 1958; pg. 1)

Audrey Field Meekins

Audrey F. Meekins of Hatteras died Sunday, June 15, at her residence. She was 72. A native of London, England, Mrs. Meekins was a homemaker, a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and a veteran of the British Army during World War II. She was the daughter of the late George Field and Emilie Stone Field and the wife of the late Edison Willis Meekins. Surviving Mrs. Meekins is one daughter, Geraldine M. Tandy of Frisco; one son, Doug Meekins of Hatteras; two sisters: Jessie Tilley of London, England and Lillian Francis of Margate, England; five grandchildren: Emily Tandy of Coinjock, Ami and Garrett Tandy of Frisco, and Adam and Cena Meekins of Hatteras; and two step-grandchildren: Travis and Dylan Rose of Hatteras. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 18, at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Brown and the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Burial took place in the Family Cemetery, Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, June 19, 1997; pg. 5C)

Bertie Sawyer Meekins

MANTEO - Bertie S. Meekins, 88, died April 23 in Britthaven Nursing Home in Nags Head. Born in East Lake, she was the daughter of the late Murray Douglas and Alethia Sanderling Sawyer and the wife of the late Kenneth G. Ward and Harry Meekins. Bertie was an active and devoted member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and a graduate of East Carolina University. "Miss Bertie", as she was known to her beloved students, was a teacher at Manteo Elementary School for 25 years until her retirement, after which she worked at the Galleon for 14 years. She is survived by a daughter, Diana Ward Miller and friend Allen Ramsey of Manteo; a granddaughter, Lisa D. Midgette of Phoenix, Arizona; a grandson, Kenneth D. Midgett; 6 great-grandchildren: Jake, Gabe and Eli Coakley of Phoenix, Caleb Midgett of Asheville, Jonathan A. Midgett of Nags Head and Laura Beth Ribeiro of Wanchese; and a great-great-granddaughter, Maiya Rose Ribeiro. Also surviving are a sister, Estelle Mann of Portsmouth, Va. and a very special friend, Luther B. Culpepper, Sr.; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Meekins was predeceased by three brothers: Dick, Calvin and Roland Sawyer; and three sisters: Ruth Cullum, Margie Mann and Peggy Etheridge. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27 in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church with burial in Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 27, 2003; pg. 14A)

Blanche Hooper Meekins

MANTEO - Blanche Hooper Meekins, 91, of Manteo, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1995, at her residence. Mrs. Meekins was a native of Stumpy Point and a homemaker. She was an active member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and interested in missionary ministry. Mrs. Meekins was a charter member of the United Methodist Women, having served as Elizabeth City Dist. President and many other local and district offices. She was the daughter of the late Marvin Hooper and Mrs. Clara Mason Hooper. Mrs. Meekins was the widow of the Rev. Earl R. Meekins, whom she married in 1923 in Stumpy Point. She was predeceased by one daughter, Lois Meekins Jackson. Mrs. Meekins is survived by 2 daughters: Ina Meekins Evans of Manteo and Mary Meekins Beauchamp of Norfolk; two sisters, Mae Hooper Watson and Ruby Hooper Osborne, both of Chesapeake; 10 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchidlren. A church service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, 1995 in the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Bundy. Entombment will follow in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Twiford funeral home in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, November 3, 1995)

Branch Edward Meekins
The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 2, 1970; pg. 6

Carson Elmer Meekins

STUMPY POINT - Carson Elmer Meekins, 85, of Stumpy Point, died Dec. 16 in an Elizabeth City hospital. He was a native of Stumpy Point and the son of the late Arthur M. and Mrs. Louisa O. Hooper Meekins and the widower of Evelyn Hooper Meekins. He was a retired commercial fisherman and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, Charles Elmer Meekins of Stumpy Point; one sister, Laura (Doll) Venutti of Stumpy Point; two grandchildren: Paula Ross and Shanna Meekins. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 17 in the Shiloh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Douglas Lamb.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1989)

Catherine Deaton Meekins
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 12, 1980; pg. 1

Charles Spurgeon Meekins

Charles Spurgeon Meekins, 58, died Friday [Nov. 5, 1965] at the home of his sister, Mrs. Louise Venuti of Stumpy Point after a lingering illness. He was a commercial fisherman and a member of Shiloh Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Louisa Oliver Hooper and Arthur McBride Meekins. He is survived by one son, Arthur McClaine (Sammy) Meekins, USN; two brothers, Carson E. Meekins of Stumpy Point and Arthur Vance Meekins of Norfolk; two sisters, Mrs. R. Dewey Wise and Mrs. Laura Venuti of Stumpy Point; three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday in Shiloh Methodist Church by the Rev. W.L. Barbee, pastor. Burial followed in a local cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 12, 1965)

Chauncey S. Meekins

LONG-TIME CLERK OF COURT PASSES - Chauncey S. Meekins, 94, of Manteo, died Tuesday, June 26, in a Nags Head nursing home. Mr. Meekins, a native of Wanchese, was retired after having served as Clerk of Superior Court for Dare County for 56 years. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese, where he was Sunday School Superintendent for over 60 years. He was a charter member and past president of the Manteo Rotary Club and past treasurer of the Roanoke Island Historical Assc. He was the son of the late Lawrence and Eliza Tillett Meekins and the husband of Milah Peele Meekins of the home. Besides his wife, Mr. Meekins is survived by one sister, Sophronia M. Tillett of Wanchese; two brothers: Joseph G. Meekins of Wanchese and Casper D. Meekins of Elizabeth City; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese on Friday, June 29, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Richard Lewis. Burial will follow in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 28, 1990)

Clara Faye O'Neal Meekins

Clara Faye O’Neal Meekins, 74, of Stumpy Point, died Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Tarboro, NC. Mrs. Meekins was born in Lake Landing in Hyde County and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Warren and Mamie Gibbs O’Neal and the wife of Charles E. Meekins of the home.  Mrs. Meekins is also survived by her daughters, Paula Faye Ross of North Brookfield MA and Shanna M. Harrell of Tarboro, NC; five grandchildren, Nick, Mark, Luke, Leo and her granddaughter Chandler.  In accordance with Mrs. Meekins wishes, her body was given to anatomical study.  A service of remembrance will be Sunday, July 17, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. in Twiford’s Colony Chapel by Rev. Mike Wheeler. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service and at other times at 180 Bay View Drive, Stumpy Point.  Twiford Colony Chapel 500 Budleigh Street Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Clarice M. Meekins

Mrs. Clarice M. Meekins, wife of Thos. J. Meekins, died at her home at Avon at 5 a.m., April 2.  She was a lifelong resident of the community.  Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at the Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Alvin Price, pastor, assisted by the Rev. P.M. Porter, pastor of the St. John's Methodist Church, and George O'Neal.  Survivors include her husband; two sons: Robert O'Neal of Cape May, N.J. and C.E. O'Neal of Manteo; two daughters: Mrs. L. Sigsbee Miller of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Ruby Williams of Avon; her mother, Mrs. Cynthia O'Neal of Avon; one brother, Bradford O'Neal; and two sisters: Mrs. Rhoda Tucker of Avon and Mrs. Annie Midgett of Buxton.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 13, 1951; pg. 4)

Craig Lee Meekins

MANTEO, NC - Craig Lee Meekins, 47, of Manteo died in Greenville, NC. Born in Jacksonville, NC, he was the son of Rex and Jo Ann Meekins of Manteo.  Besides his parents, Craig is survived by a son, Matthew Carson Meekins of Jacksonville, NC; and two brothers, Todd Meekins of Elizabeth City, NC and Joe Meekins of California.  A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo by the Rev. Jerry Cribb. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until funeral hour. A graveside service will be held at Jacksonville Cemetery in Jacksonville, NC on Thursday May 15, 2008 at 1:00 PM by Pastor W. Christopher Aydlett, Jr.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 13, 2008; pg. 6A)

Daniel Meekins

DANIEL MEEKINS - After a painful illness of more than eight months, Daniel MEEKINS died at his home on Roanoke Island near Manteo Wednesday morning. He was 60 years old on June 17. The surviving relatives are his wife who was Miss Rowena Homer; two children, Miss Estelle Meekins of Roanoke Island and Victor Meekins of The Independent staff; and two brothers: William T. and Charles I. Meekins of Roanoke Island. There are a host of nephews and nieces. The funeral was conducted from the home Thursday afternoon, interment was in the family burying ground.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, July 20, 1923; pg. 3)

Daniel Victor Meekins

MANTEO, N.C. - Daniel Victor Meekins, 66, Postmaster of Manteo and publisher of The Coastland Times since 1935, died Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in Leigh Memorial Hospital in Norfolk.  Meekins suffered a heart attack a few days after taking part in the 60th anniversary of the Wright brothers first flight at Kill Devil Hills, Dec 17. He was taken to the Norfolk hospital then. A native of Roanoke Island, Dare County, Meekins was born in 1897. He was a son of Daniel and Mrs. Rowena Homer Meekins. He attended public schools of Dare County and business college in Elizabeth City. His first newspaper job was with W.O. Saunders in The Independent published in Elizabeth City. During World War I he was a private in the Army. He first operated the coastland newspapers, which circulated in Manteo, Belhaven and Swan Quarter, and then founded The Coastland Times July 4, 1935. Selections of a column he wrote for the paper were incorporated in a book, "The Old Captain and the Drummer".  He was the originator of another popular newspaper column, "Catfish Corner", featuring Pinky Perry as its leading character.  Active in politics many years, Meekins was a Democrat. He was chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners for two terms and was Sheriff of Dare County from 1928-1946. He was a former secretary of The N.C.- Cape Hatteras Seashore Commission, organized by the governor of N.C. to acquire land for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area. From 1943-1945 he was secretary of the Kill Devil Hills Memorial Assn. and was its vice-president at the time of his death. He also was a past president and secretary of the Southern Albemarle Assn. and was its vice-president. Meekins was an active member of the Roanoke Island Historical Assn. and the Manteo Rotary and Ruritan Clubs. He was secretary of Mirlo Investment Co., a real estate company, and a Mason and Shriner. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine Deaton Meekins; two sons, Capt Robert P. Meekins of Selfridge Air Force Base in Michigan, and Francis W. Meekins of Manteo; a daughter, Mrs. Samuel Carrington, and a sister, Miss Estelle Meekins, both of Manteo; four grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. A funeral service will be held today in the family cemetery at "Sunnyside" on Roanoke Island.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, January 9, 1964)

Daniel Victor Meekins, 66, founder of The Coastland Times, and at the time of his death Postmaster of Manteo, died shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday in a Norfolk hospital. He had been hospitalized since shortly before Christmas, just a few days after participating in the 60th anniversary observance of the Wright brothers first flight at Kill Devil Hills. After entering the hospital with what appeared to be a mild heart condition, he suffered a series of severe attacks, the final coming abruptly, quietly, closing a long career of devoted service to the region he loved. A native of Roanoke Island, he was born July 19, 1897, the son of the late Daniel And Rowena Homer Meekins. He attended public schools on Roanoke Island and business college in Elizabeth City. His first newspaper experience was with the late W.O. Saunders of Elizabeth City on The Independent, during which time he devoted much effort to stories of the then undeveloped region now so familiarly known as the Outer Banks. A staunch Democrat, he was elected to the post of Sheriff in 1928, continuing in that capacity until 1946. He twice served as chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners, 1948-50 and 1958-60. In 1956 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago. He was appointed Postmaster in the spring of 1962, and permanent appointment was made in October of 1962. He was currently serving as president of the Eastern, N.C. Postmasters Association. At the time of his death he was V.P. of the Southern Albemarle Assc.  From 1943-1945 he was secretary of the Kill Devil Hills Memorial Assc. and was V.P. at the time of his death. [A photo accompanied this article]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 10, 1964)

MANTEO - Congressman Herbert C. Bonner was the only speaker here Thursday at a simple graveside service for Daniel Victor Meekins, 66, publisher and civic leader who died Wednesday. Congressman Bonner, who flew from Washington to attend the rites with Mrs. Bonner, eulogized the long record of service by Meekins to the area. He concluded his remarks with Tennyson's "Crossing The Bar." A large number of persons attended the ceremonies held in the rain at the Meekins Family Cemetery on Roanoke Island.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 10, 1964)

David Fields Meekins

David Fields Meekins, 80, husband of the late Mrs. Menvil Gray Meekins, died Friday [May 10. 1963] in his home in Avon after a long illness. A native of Avon, he was a former general store operator. He was a member of St. John's Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons: Chauncey Meekins, Milton Meekins and Charlie Meekins, all of Avon; three daughters: Miss Lola Meekins of Avon, Miss Marian Meekins of Norfolk and Mrs. Herbert Kuhl of Richmond; eight grandchildren & three great-grandchildren. A funeral service was conducted Saturday by the Rev. M.L. Johnson of St. John's Methodist Church and the Rev. Henry Wright of Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial was in the family cemetery. Pallbearers were: George W. Meekins, Ervin Gray, Seymore Gray, Oley Hooper, Edward Scarborough and Dallas Miller.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 17, 1963)

Delma Hayes Tillett Meekins

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Delma Hayes Tillett Meekins, 92 who was born and raised in Manteo, North Carolina died Wednesday, July 18, 2007 in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Mrs. Meekins was a homemaker and member of Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Arvilla Golden Tillett and the wife of the late Nicholas Longworth Meekins of Manteo, North Carolina.  Surviving are two daughters: Joan Meekins and Nelda Hudson and husband Frank; two sons: Dwight Meekins and wife M. Michele and Duke Meekins and wife Antoinette; one brother: John Tillett and wife Lula and son John, Jr.; a special niece Arvilla Bowser and husband Lindsey; grandchildren: Eric Wilson, Gordon Edwards, Dwayne Meekins and wife Kisha and children Maxwell and Mason, Brian Meekins, Bradford Meekins and wife Christina and children Jalanie and Mayla, Tennesha Smith, Pamela Meekins, Nicholas Meekins, Sydney Meekins, as well as many other special family members and friends.  In addition to her husband, Nicholas, Mrs. Meekins is predeceased by a daughter, Norma Meekins and a grandson Donavon Rogers.  A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Reverend Leon Cradle. Burial will follow in Haven Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Dorcus Farrow Meekins

MANTEO - Dorcus Farrow Meekins, 92, of Manteo, died Monday, October 7 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Meekins was born in Avon, was retired from Civil Service as an upholsterer and was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late John and Willie Gray Farrow and the widow of Calvin W. Meekins. She was preceded in death by a son, Archie Meekins and a sister, Emma Gray. Mrs. Meekins is survived by three daughters: Retta Gray of Avon, June Jennette of Chesapeake, Va. and Mary Isaac Douglas of Kill Devil Hills; two sons: Thomas A. Meekins of Kitty Hawk and Rex Meekins of Manteo; a sister, Lucy Miller of Avon; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Olivet on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George Speake officiating. Burial will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 8, 2002; pg. 15A)

Doris E. Meekins

NORFOLK - Doris E. Meekins, 89, passed away March 18, 2006, at the home of her daughter, Julia Self. She was born July 26, 1916, in Avon, N.C., the daughter of the late Branch and Naomi Meekins.  Mrs. Meekins was the widow of Paul K. Meekins. She retired from Norfolk General Hospital having worked in the Newborn Labor and Delivery Unit. After she retired, she volunteered for the hospital auxiliary. She was a member of the Azalea Garden Church of God for 27 years where she served as Sunday school teacher. She is survived by a son, Phillip K. Meekins Sr. of Norfolk; two daughters, Paula Meekins Hines and her husband Wilber of Kitty Hawk and Julia Meekins Self and her husband Steven of Norfolk; a sister, Edith Meekins of Point Harbor, N.C.; five grandchildren, Phillip K. Meekins Jr., Dana Gray, Lynn Manning, Andrew Hines and Cameron Jacob Self; and three great-grandchildren, Morgan Meekins, Caleb Pantelides and Adriel Gray. A funeral will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, with the Rev. Aubrey Maye officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, March 19, 2006)

Earl Wayne Meekins, Jr.

IN MEMORY - In loving remembrance of our dear baby, Earl Wayne Meekins, Jr., who departed this earth December 7, 1938. [Dare Co. death certificate indicated this child was born Jan. 18, 1936 and died on Dec. 6, 1938.]  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 10, 1943; pg. 3)

Edison Willis Meekins

HATTERAS, N.C. - Edison Willis Meekins, 56, of Hatteras, died Tuesday morning [Sept. 2, 1980] at his residence in Hatteras following a short illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras and active in many civic and community affairs. He was manager of Hatteras Marlin Club and a former commercial fisherman.  He was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in Africa and England.  He was a son of the late Joseph Willis and Sally Gaskill Meekins and the husband of Mrs. Audrey Field Meekins of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Geraldine M. Tandy of Frisco; one son, Douglas S. Meekins of Hatteras; three sisters: Mrs. Esther Riggs of Norfolk, Mrs. Gail Hollis of Hatteras, and Mrs. Peggy Schlpmon of Ocala, Fla.; and two grandchildren.  A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts.  Burial will be in the Meekins Family Cemetery with Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Elizabeth Goodloe Meekins

MANTEO - Elizabeth Goodloe Meekins, age 89, of Manteo, died Sunday, Oct. 1 in a hospital. Mrs. Meekins was born in Virginia and was retired from civil service as an administrative assistant in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Mrs. Meekins was preceded in death by her husband, Percy W. Meekins and is survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Oct. 4 in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Bundy. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 3, 1995)

Ella Lowe Meekins

Ella Lowe Meekins, a longtime resident of Roanoke Island, died July 12 in Virginia Beach, Va. where she resided with her granddaughters. Mrs. Meekins was born August 28, 1893 in Battery Park, Va. and lived for 50 years in the Sunnyside area of Roanoke Island. She was the widow of Roland S. Meekins. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances B. Payne. She was a member of Manteo Baptist Church, Clara Tarkenton Sunday School Class and a former member of XYZ Senior Citizen Club. Survivors include three granddaughters: Kay Seagrave, Judy Powers and Debbie Williamson, all of Virginia Beach; four great grandchildren: Ronnie Kaufmann of Terrell, Texas, Jeffery Kaufmann of Glen Cove, N.Y., Kim Barnette of Virginia Beach and Sheri Meekins of Wanchese; six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on July 15 in Manteo Baptist Church by the Rev. Bruce Warrington.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - July 14, 1994)

Ellen Elizabeth Dowdy Meekins

NORFOLK, VA. - Ellen Elizabeth Dowdy Meekins, 74, of Norfolk, Va., died Friday, January 5, in a local hospital. Mrs. Meekins was born in Kitty Hawk and was a Methodist and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late William Ivey and Elnora Dowdy and the wife of the late Ernest Meekins, Jr. Surviving are two daughters: Mona Meekins Crutchfield and Dorothy Meekins Hassell, both of Portsmouth, Va.; one son, Ernest E. Meekins of Dewitt, Ark.; one sister, Ernestine Dowdy of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother, Delton Dowdy of Manteo; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial service was held Jan. 8 in the Twiford Colony Chapel by the Rev. Robert Bundy. Burial was in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 9, 1996)

Emelis Gray Meekins

MANTEO - Emelis Gray Meekins, 90, died Friday, August 18, 2006 at her residence. Born in Avon, NC, she was the daughter of the late William Andrew and Cora Quidley Gray and was the widow of Wesley Mearl Meekins, Sr. She was a homemaker and attended Manteo First Assembly of God. Mrs. Meekins is survived by two daughters, Patsy Laster and husband Ken of Tulsa, OK and Judy Parsons and husband Mike of Manteo, NC; four sons, Wesley Mearl Meekins, Jr. and wife Lynn of Manteo, NC, Gary Page Meekins and wife Dianne of Columbus, GA, Andrew Meekins and wife Ruby of Wanchese, NC, and Ray Meekins and wife Kathy of Manteo, NC; one sister, Beth Quidley of Buxton, NC; nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Manteo First Assembly of God by the Rev. Ron Denham. Entombment will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel on Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and also in the fellowship hall of the church immediately following the church service. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 22, 2006; pg. 10A)

Eula Daniels Meekins

ELIZABETH CITY - Eula Daniels Meekins, 94, died Thursday, November 12, at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Dare County, the daughter of the late Marcelous W. and Annie Daniels Daniels and was the widow of Casper Dalton Meekins, Sr. She worked at Todd's Pharmacy and was a member of City Road United Methodist Church, order of the Eastern Star, Roanoke Island Chapter #79, and Matoaca Council #10 Degree of Pocahontas. Survivors include a daughter, Hazel M. Hare of Wanchese; two sons: Casper D. Meekins, Jr. of Elizabeth City and Rudy B. Meekins of Annandale, Va.; two sisters: Mrs. Marvin (Ethel) Parker of Wanchese and Mrs. Don (Virginia) Chambleu of Lake Placid, Florida; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted today (Sunday) at 3 p.m. in Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese with the Rev. Bill Holliday officiating. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 15, 1998; pg. 10A)

 Francis Warren Meekins, Sr.

MANTEO - Francis Warren Meekins, Sr. died Wednesday, June 23 at his home in Sunnyside on Roanoke Island. Born in Mooresville, NC on June 14, 1933, he was the son of the late D. Victor Meekins and the late Catherine Deaton Meekins of Sunnyside.   He was editor and publisher of The Coastland Times.  He will be remembered for his love of North Carolina and its people, especially of Dare County and the Walter Raleigh coastland. He was involved in local real estate, and was a familiar sight at auctions.  He is survived by his wife, Virginia H. Meekins of the home; daughters, Susan M. Simpson of Manteo and Holly M. Williams and husband, Harry, of Inez; a son, F. Warren Meekins, Jr. and wife, Beverly, of Manteo; a sister, Mary Blanche Harwell and husband, Boyce, of Manteo; a brother, Roger P. Meekins and wife, Celia, of Manteo; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two grandsons.   Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo.   The family invites those who wish to attend to a graveside service which will be held Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Meekins Family Cemetery, Sunnyside, Roanoke Island.  Memorial donations may be made to the Roanoke Island Historical Association, Manteo, or to a charity of one’s choice.  Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 24, 2010; pg. 10A)

Freeman Day Meekins

BUXTON, N.C. - Freeman Day Meekins, 47, died Saturday [June 27, 1970]. A native of Hatteras, he was a son of George T. and Mrs. Lorena O'Neal Meekins and the husband of Mrs. Mosley B. Quidley Freeman. He was a foreman for the State Highway Commission and an Army veteran of WWII. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Donald F. Meekins of Buxton; a daughter, Mrs. Judy Carroll O'Neal of Hatteras; and a grandchild.  A funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Buxton United Methodist Church.  Burial with Masonic rites will be in the family cemetery.  Twiford Island Chapel has charge.  (unknown newspaper)

George Harrison Meekins

AVON - Retired Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. George Harrison Meekins of Avon, husband of Mrs. Leona Gaskins Meekins, died Tuesday [April 14, 1964] at 9:45 in a Norfolk hospital. A lifelong resident of Avon, he was a son of Isaac and Mrs. Henrietta Scarborough Meekins. He was a veteran of WW I and a member of Warrant Officers Assc., Woodmen of the World, Avon Assembly of God Church, Wanchese Masonic Lodge and Newbern Scottish Rites. Besides his widow, surviving are a son, Coast Guard Cmdr. Manson E. Meekins of Detroit; four daughters: Mrs. George Russell of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Leona M. Williams of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Ruby Austin of Hatteras and Mrs. Mary Gray of Avon; a brother, Tommie Meekins of Elizabeth City; a sister, Mrs. Ida O'Neal of Avon; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:00 in the Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Alvin Price, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Willie J. Davis, pastor of St. John's Methodist Church. The casket was draped with an American flag and the pall consisted of red and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Terry W. King, Charles A. Baker, James L. Coble, William Bedsworth, Edward C. Terry, Bryan M. McNally, Tony W. Hughes, and William B. Norris. Burial followed in the Miller Cemetery at Avon with military honors.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 17, 1964)

George Winston Meekins

POINT HARBOR - George Winston Meekins, 77, of Point Harbor, died August 24, in an Elizabeth City hospital. A native of Avon, he was the son of the late Moody A. and Missouri Gray Meekins. Mr. Meekins was a retired salesman for Manteo Furniture Company. He was a life-long member Of St. John's United Methodist Church in Avon, and most recently attended Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by two step-daughters, Joan Williams of Chesapeake, Va. and Kathy Williams of Avon; two brothers: Reginald Meekins of Avon and Moody Meekins of Jacksonville, Fla.; five step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church August 28 by the Rev. Brad Bradshaw and Rev. Herbert Hemingway. Burial will follow in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - August 25, 1994)

 Gertrude B. Meekins
The Coastland Times – Friday, July 19, 1957; pg. 1

 Goldie Harrell Meekins

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Goldie Harrell Meekins, 95, a native of Currituck, died Sunday, April 21 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help nursing home. She was the widow of Theodore S. Meekins, Jr. of Manteo. She is survived by a sister, Beulah H. Short and several nieces and nephews. She was a graduate of East Carolina Teachers College and began her teaching career at Manteo High School in 1928 followed by a position at Poplar Branch High School and Hertford County School System. She retired as Dare County Director of Welfare. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Manteo Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Wilson Parson officiating. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 23, 2002; pg. 8A)

Harry Edward Meekins, Sr.

MANTEO - Harry Edward Meekins, Sr., 80, died Feb. 6 at a Nags Head nursing home. Born in Manteo, he was the son of the late Ulysses and Lillie Midgett Meekins. He was the husband of Bertie Sawyer Meekins of Manteo. Mr. Meekins worked as a supervisor for Sears and Roebuck Tire Dept. in Atlanta, Ga. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Harry E. Meekins, Jr. of Stone Mountain, Ga.; one step-daughter, Diana Miller of Nags Head; one sister, Ollie Belle Swain of Plymouth, N.C.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Feb. 8 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Bundy officiating. Burial will take place in the Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga. Twiford's Colony Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 7, 1995)

Hattie Meekins

Funeral services for Miss Hattie Meekins, 68, who died in a hospital in Raleigh Monday [April 29, 1951] were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Twiford Funeral Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor of the Wanchese Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late William T. and Fredanna Meekins of Wanchese and had been an invalid nearly all her life.  Burial was in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  "Abide With Me" and "Beautiful River" were the songs sung by a quarter consisting of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Sawyer, Mrs. Caleb Brickhouse and Mrs. Allen Mann, with Mrs. Rennie Williamson pianist.  Pallbearers were W.H. Etheridge, Claude Jones. Steve Basnight, Hal Ward, Otho Ward and Paul Midgett.  She is survived by one niece, Mrs. Marie Meekins Perez; a brother, Isaac Meekins, both of New Orleans, La.; and several cousins of Roanoke Island and Kitty Hawk.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 4, 1951; pg. 4)

Helen Hoffler Meekins

Helen Hoffler Meekins, 81 of 624 Old US17 South, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday morning, January 7, 2007. She was born in Hertford, NC to the late Will and Elizabeth Jackson Hoffler and was the wife of 63 years to Casper D. Meekins, Jr. S he was retired from the Pasquotank County Tax Department and a member of the Fountain of Life Church.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Karen M. Malo and husband, Norman of Dutton, VA and Kathryn M. Burgess and husband, Grant of Hertford, NC; one son, C. D. Meekins, III and wife, Debra of Atlanta, GA. Also, surviving are a brother, Jack Hoffler of Hertford, NC, five grandchildren, Todd Malo, Allison Livesay, Caroline Meekins, Jessica Huff and Aaron Temperino and four great grandchildren. Four sisters and five brothers preceded Mrs. Meekins in death.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at 11:00am in Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church St., Elizabeth City by Rev. Bill Mayo. Burial will be Wednesday at 4:00pm in the Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese, NC. The family will receive friends and relatives in the lobby of funeral home immediately following the chapel services and at other times at their residence. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Meekins family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Hilton Linwood Meekins

MANTEO - Hilton Linwood Meekins, 48, a Stumpy Point commercial fisherman, was found dead in his car submerged in a drainage canal at Stumpy Point Friday at 8:30 a.m. Exact time and cause of death were not known. Dare County Deputy Sheriff, Donis White, said the body was taken to Pratt Williamson Funeral Home in Swan Quarter but a report of the medical examination was not available Friday. Meekins' car, found by a passerby, was upside down with its top submerged in the mud. A Dare County patrol said the car was not in the canal at 2 a.m. Mrs. White said the car apparently failed to make a curve in state road 1100 and ran into the water. Meekins may have had a heart attack, she said, since there were no skid marks or evidence of reckless driving. A Stumpy Point native, Meekins was a son of Arthur Meekins and the late Mrs. Louisa Hooper Meekins. Besides his father, surviving are his widow, Mrs. Doris Gibbs Meekins; two daughters, Avis Ann Meekins and Carla Faye Meekins and a son, Hilton Meekins, Jr., all of the home; three brothers: Carson Meekins and Spurgeon Meekins of Stumpy Point and Vance Meekins of Norfolk; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Mae Venuti of Boston and Mrs. Josephine Wise of Stumpy Point. A funeral service will be conducted Sunday in Stumpy Point Methodist Church by the Rev. Rufus M. Smithson. Burial will be in Stumpy Point Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Saturday, March 7, 1964)

 Ida Haywood Meekins

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Ida Haywood Meekins, 93, died Thursday, July 16, in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Meekins, a native of Colington, was a homemaker and member of the Colington United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Israel and Clara Green Haywood and the wife of the late William Lewis Meekins. Mrs. Meekins is survived by two daughters: Myrtle M. Dough of Colington and Alma M. Carraway of new Bern; 12 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo today at 3:30 pm with the Rev. Bob Pitsch officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Colington. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 19, 1998; pg. 10A)

Inez Parker Meekins

NORFOLK, VA. - Inez Parker Meekins of Jasper Court, died September 11 after a brief illness. Mrs. Meekins was born in Murfreesboro where she attended Chowan Women's College, from which she received two diplomas. Her first job was as a school teacher in Stumpy Point where she met her husband of 62 years, S. Warren Meekins. During World War II the family moved to Norfolk to join in the war effort and she began her Norfolk teaching career at Ruffner. She went on to teach for 30 years in Norfolk, including lengthy stints at Maury and Lake Taylor High Schools. She was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron of Berkley Chapter #52 in 1951-52 and as Worthy Grand Matron for the State of Virginia in 1962-63. She also served in numerous other positions within the O.E.S. in statewide and national capacities. Mrs. Meekins was an active member of Miles Memorial Methodist Church and later at St. John's United Methodist Church, both in Norfolk. She was also active in several charitable endeavors including serving on the Boards of the Arthritis Foundation and the Eastern Star Home in Richmond. Survivors include her sons: Melvin C. Meekins and his wife Mary of Ormond Beach, Florida, and Samuel W. Meekins, Jr. and his wife Robin of Virginia Beach, Virginia; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday in St. John's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Daymor C. Shephard officiating. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 15, 1998; pg. 5A)

[Isaac] Chauncey Meekins

I. Chauncey Meekins, 58, son of the late Ben F. and Nancy Hooker Meekins of Roanoke Island, and husband of Mrs. Joy Parker Meekins, died Tuesday morning at the family residence in Norfolk where he had resided for the past 30 years.  He is survived by his wife; one brother, E.N. Meekins of Raleigh; a sister, Mrs. S.D. Lester of Norfolk; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy M. Ballance; and a grandson, Brian Chauncey Ballance, all of Norfolk.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 at the graveside in Manteo Cemetery by Rev. Frank B. Dinwiddie, Baptist minister.  Pallbearers were R. Bruce Etheridge, W.H. Etheridge, Horace Dough, O.C. Ward, D.V. Meekins and Dr. W.W. Johnston.  The deceased had been ill for 25 years following a stroke sustained in the Mediterranean area while he was master of a merchant ship.  He had followed the sea all his life.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 28, 1951; pg. 1)

Ivan Day Meekins

GREENVILLE - Ivan Day Meekins, 70, died Wednesday, September 1.  Mr. Meekins was born in Avon to the late Tommie Gray and Eva Bell Whedbee Meekins.  A longtime Greenville resident, he served in the United States Coast Guard and later in the United States Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring with 20 years of service.  Following his military service, he worked with NACCO MAterials Handling Group, Inc. for 18 years.  He was a member of the Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church and the Crown Point Masonic Lodge AF&AM #708 in Greenville.  Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Lesley Blanche Jones Meekins; daughter, Debra Riegel of Greenville; and granddaughter, Melody Chamblee of New Haven, Conn.  Graveside services were Saturday, September 4 at 3 p.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park with Masonic Rites.  Visitation prior to the service was from 1:30-2:30 at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 5, 2004; pg. 12A)

James Frank Meekins

RODANTHE - James Frank Meekins, 85, died in a Norfolk hospital Wednesday [Oct. 7, 1964]. He was a native and lifelong resident of Rodanthe, husband of the late Mrs. Lavina Midgett Meekins and son of Luke and Emily Douglas Meekins. He is survived by one son, William Alexander Meekins of Rodanthe; one daughter, Mrs. Blanche Willis of Beaufort, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Midgett and Mrs. Viola Midgett, both of Rodanthe; 13 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon in the Fair Haven Methodist Church with Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo in charge.  (unknown newspaper - Thursday, October 8, 1964)

RODANTHE - Funeral services for James Frank Meekins, who died in Norfolk Wednesday, were conducted Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock in Fair Haven Methodist Church by the Rev. Willie J. Evans, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Earl Meekins, a retired Methodist minister. The church choir sang "In the Garden" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus". Jesse Willis sang "Sunrise Tomorrow" and "An Evening Prayer". Mrs. Norma Cahoon accompanied at the piano. The casket was covered with a pall of white glads and red carnations. John Herbert, Herbert Midgett, Marvin Toler, Jethrow Midgett, Asa Gray, Jr. and Cecil Midgett served as pallbearers. Burial followed in the family cemetery.  unknown newspaper - Monday, October 12, 1964)

James G. Meekins

STUMPY POINT, NC - James G. "Jim" Meekins, 76, died Thursday, July 24th at his home. Mr. Meekins was born in Stumpy Point and was the son of the late Garland E. and Aldine Twiford Meekins. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Myra Best Meekins. He has a daughter, Myra "Cookie" Midgett and husband, John, a son, James "Dickie" Meekins, Jr and wife Pam, and a daughter, Holly all of Stumpy Point. He has two grandchildren, Candace Hurdle and Luke Midgett and wife Trudy and a brother, Phillip Meekins and wife Jeanne of Virginia Beach. He is pre-deceased by a sister, Janice M. Butler  Jim was retired from the United States Navy and was a commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years. He was a member of the USN Fleet Reserve and the Stumpy Point Volunteer Fire Dept and Stumpy Point Civic Club. He loved his family, friends and community very much.  A service of remembrance will be held Sunday, July 27, 2003, at 3:00 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stumpy Point with the Rev. William T. Clarke and the Rev. Thomas Jennings officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall of the church.   Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Meekins family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 27, 2003; pg. 16A)

James Milford Meekins

CHESAPEAKE, VA - James M. Meekins, 87, of Galberry Road, died May 30 at the Hampton Veterans Hospital in Hampton, Va.  He was born on March 1, 1921 to the late Theodore R. Meekins, Sr. and Lela Odessa Meekins in Manteo.  After attending the Manteo schools, Mr. Meekins enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard where he was honorably discharged on disability after 17 years.  He worked at Parker House Coffee Co., Long Island, NY for 20 years and with the City University School of Law where he officially and finally retired as a security officer.  He was also an active member of the Lebanon Lodge #54.  Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 11 years, Verline M. Meekins; sons: James Meekins of Queens, NY and Johnny Meekins of Cheyenne, Wyoming; three step-sons: Harvey of Brooklyn, NY, Richard of Stewartville, NJ, and Rodney of Bronx, NY; siblings: Wilma Keys and husband Lynn, Sr. of Washington, DC, Annie O. Drake and husband William, Sr. of Manteo, Theodore R. Meekins, Jr. and wife Ethel of Powells Point, and Nicolus L. Meekins and wife Linda of Dare County; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 3 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at J.T. Fisher Funeral Services, George Washington Hwy., Chesapeake, Va.  A life celebration service will be held on Wednesday, June 4 at Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Manteo where the pastor is the Rev. Lionel Griffin.  Rev. Dr. Leon Credle will be officiating and the Rev. Dr. Charles Young will perform the eulogy.  The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family has entrusted J.T. Fisher Funeral Services to handle the final care arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 3, 2008; pg. 10A)

Jeremiah Charles Meekins

Josiah Charles Meekins [name in error, should be Jeremiah Charles Meekins] who would have been 88 years old Monday, Dec. 18, died at the home of his son, Col. I.M. Meekins in this city yesterday at 1:20 o'clock p.m. He had been a suffered from many afflictions incident to old age for many months. Col. Meekins arrived at the bedside of his father just before his death but the dying man was unconscious and did not revive. Arrangements for the funeral had not been completed as this newspaper went to press.   (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, December 15, 1922; pg. 1)

Jessie O. Meekins

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Jessie O. Meekins, 87, of Kill Devil Hills, died Aug. 4, at her residence. Miss Meekins, a native of Colington, was a homemaker and a member of the Colington United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Sarah Ellen Crank Meekins. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Colington United Methodist Church on Aug. 7 by the Rev. Robert Pitsch. Burial followed in the Hilltop Cemetery in Colington. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - August 9, 1992)

John Alexander Meekins

In the passing of John Alexander Meekins of Rodanthe, the Outer Banks lost one of its best known citizens. The member of a prominent family of his section, Mr. Meekins had retired honorable after 30 years service in numerous public capacities, his local school board, and for 12 years he was a member of the Dare County Board of Commissioners. He was a man devoted to his family. Since his retirement from the Coast Guard some 15 years ago, he devoted most of his time to public affairs, and began to enjoy some of the life that was denied him while he was bound to the service. he had made trips to New England, to the West Coast and to Florida and many other sections of the country. Mr. Meekins was 76. He died Saturday afternoon [Dec. 6, 1952] at 4:40 o'clock at the family residence in Rodanthe following an illness of three months. He was the son of the late Luke and Emily Douglas Meekins, a member of the Fair Haven Methodist Church, Wanchese Red Men, and American Legion Post at Manteo. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma D. Meekins of Rodanthe; one daughter, Mrs. Rae M. Gregory of Rodanthe; one son, Lt. Alton W. Meekins of Edgartown, Mass.; three sisters: Mrs. Mollie Midgett, Mrs. Margaret Midgett and Mrs. Viola Midgett, all of Rodanthe; three brothers: Theodore S. Meekins of Manteo, J. Frank Meekins and Ara E. Meekins, both of Rodanthe; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Fair Haven Methodist Church with Rev. P.M. Porter, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery in Rodanthe.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 12, 1952; pg. 1)

Johnston Marchant Meekins

Johnston Marchant Meekins, a popular and highly regarded retired Coast Guardsman and citizen of Roanoke Island, died Monday morning [Dec. 26, 1960] in The Public Health Hospital in Norfolk, following an illness of 5 years. He had been taken to the hospital the week before, having had several sieges of illness in the hospital. During the past 5 years he had lived mostly in a wheel chair and was cared for by a niece, Mrs. Brown Etheridge, in her home near Manteo. He was born in the family home on Roanoke Island near Fort Raleigh, April 6, 1876, the son of the late Daniel W. and Emily Marchant Meekins. He never married but gave his early years to maintaining the home for his aged father. He was one of five sons and the only survivor of six children in the family. He is survived by five nieces and eight nephews. His home was immaculately kept, and it was visited by many tourists who marveled at his good housekeeping, his fine garden and his collection of antique silver, china and furniture, which had been handed down in the family. He was a member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church, had been a lifelong resident of the community and was a charitable man, a helpful neighbor and a loyal supporter of his church. Until his last days, he retained a remarkable clear memory, and was noted for his knowledge of local history. Out of his recollections he entertained numerous visitors who called at the home to chat with him. The funeral was conducted Wednesday in the chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home by Rev. C.C. Goodwin, pastor of the Baptist Church, and burial was in the family plot on Roanoke Island.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 30, 1960)

 Joseph Gideon Meekins

WANCHESE - Joseph Gideon Meekins, 105, born on February 11, 1892, died at a Barco nursing facility on December 25.  He was  a native of Wanchese and was the son of the late William Lawrence and Eliza Tillett Meekins and was the widower of Mary Levina Tillett Meekins.  In 1908 Mr. Meekins started working with his father at the old Wanchese Boat Shop and Railways.  In 1917 he moved to Norfolk and worked in the Norfolk Navy Yard where he assisted in building various Navy ships.  After World War I, he took a position in 1920 as an engineer in the Globe Fish Co. in Elizabeth City.  He served on many boats including The Hattie Creef, Lloyd Jr. and Pompano.  Except for 3 years on the Wicocon which was owned by the Foreman Lumber Company, he remained with the Globe Fish Company until 1931.  In 1931 he transferred to the Texaco Oil Company and served as engineer on the oil tankers North State, Carolinian, and Valencia.  In 1943, Mr. Meekins accepted a civil service position as engineer at the US Naval Blimp Base in Elizabeth City.  After his retirement from the Blimp Base in 1957, he continued to live in Elizabeth City until 1964 at which time he returned to his home in Wanchese, where he resumed his love for boats by purchasing a 1980 shad boat which was badly in need of rebuilding.  Once completely restored by him, it served as the family pleasure and fishing boat for many years.  His advice on boating and engineering matters was sought by many throughout the country.  Mr. Meekins is survived by one daughter, Levina Meekins Fleming of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sons: Marvin Hester Meekins of Arlington, Va. and William Lawrence Meekins of Lothian, Md.; seven grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 28 at Twiford's Colony Chapel with Dr. Douglas Fleming and Marvin Meekins officiating.  Burial will take place in the Meekins Family Cemetery, Sunnyside, Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 28, 1997)

Kathleen Hooper Meekins

IN AVON - Mrs. Kathleen Hooper Meekins, 76, died in the Albemarle Hospital March 10th following a long illness.  Funeral services were held March 12th at 2:00 p.m. in St. John's United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rufus Butner, pastor.  Burial followed in the Hooper Family Cemetery in Avon.  Mrs. Meekins was a native and life-long resident of Avon and a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Richard and Mrs. Dorcas Scarborough Hooper and wife of Walton Chauncey Meekins of the home.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Enna Scarborough and Mrs. Barbara Austin, both of Avon, and Mrs. Olga Infanti, of Staton Island, NY; four sons: Chauncey H. Meekins of Manteo, Richard P. Meekins of Avon, David H. Meekins of Virginia Beach, Va. and Milton H. Meekins of Tampa, Florida; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, March 23, 1983; pg. 10)

Larisa Gail Meekins

Larisa Gail Meekins, 2, the daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Roger P. Meekins of Manteo and Selfridge AF Base, Michigan, died last Friday, Jan. 3, in Detroit Children's Hospital following a brief illness.  She was born March 15, 1961.  Funeral services were held in Detroit and burial was in the cemetery near Manteo on Wednesday morning.  In addition to the parents, she is survived by her paternal grandmother, Mrs. D. Victor Meekins of Manteo; her maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Elvin C. Sharp of Florence, Ala.; 3 great-grandparents, Mrs. Betty McGee and Mr. & Mrs. Homer Sharp of Florence; one aunt, Mrs. Sam Carrington of Manteo and Chapel Hill; one uncle, Francis Meekins of Manteo; two great-aunts, Mrs. W.S. Meekins and Miss Estelle Meekins of Manteo; two great-uncles, William and H.M. McGee of Florence.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Friday, January 10, 1964)

Laura May Meekins
North Carolinian Advocate (Greensboro) - January 5, 1911
Submitted by Linda Lau


Lawrence R. Meekins

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Lawrence R. "Ray" Meekins, 53, died Aug. 5 in a Virginia Beach hospital. He was the son of the late Harold and Eva Simpson Meekins. Mr. Meekins was born in Norfolk. He was a retired systems analyst for Bell Atlantic after 30 years, a Methodist, a founding member of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, volunteer in the Junior Achievement Program and a member of Corinthian Masonic Lodge #266. He was an Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. Survivors include his wife, Linda H. Meekins; a daughter, Tammy Anderson; step-daughters, Laura and Iona Hough; and a son, Lanny Meekins and his wife, Eileen, all of Virginia Beach; a brother, H.A. Meekins, Jr. of Kitty Hawk; two grandchildren and his former wife, Barbara Meekins of Virginia Beach. A funeral will be conducted at Tuesday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, by the Rev. Ted David. Burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - August 8, 1995)

Lenville Amasie Meekins

Lenville Amasie Meekins, 49, of Avon, died at 2:10 p.m. [Oct. 18, 1971] in Veterans Hospital at Hampton, Va. after an illness of six months. He was a native and lifelong resident of Avon, a veteran of World War II, having retired from the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. He was the son of Mrs. Mary Walker Gray Meekins and the late Johnnie Amasie Meekins and husband of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth O'Connell Meekins. Besides his wife and mother, surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Diane Nicholl of Seattle, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Johnie King of Avon; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted last Thursday in St. John's United Methodist Church by Rev. David Gould, pastor. Burial was in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Leona Gaskins Meekins
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 30, 1984; pg. 11A

Lillie Midgett Meekins

MANTEO - Mrs. Lillie Midgett Meekins, 76, of Wanchese, died Sunday [June 23, 1963] while en route to Albemarle Hospital from her home. She had been ill for 3 weeks. She was a native of Salvo, but had lived in Wanchese for the past 12 years. Mrs. Meekins was a retired merchant and school teacher. She was the daughter of the late Edward L. and Patsy Robinson Meekins (this should be "Midgett"), widow of Ulysses S, Meekins and a member of Wanchese Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons: Harry E. Meekins of Atlanta and Ralph and Macon Meekins of Wanchese; one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Swain of Manteo; two sisters, Mrs. C.A. Rose of Norfolk and Mrs. J. Macon Emory of Creedmore; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford Funeral Home pending completion of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

MANTEO - Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Midgett Meekins, who died Sunday afternoon en route to Albemarle Hospital, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Wanchese Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Pullman, pastor, and the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, retired Methodist minister. "Beautiful Garden of Prayer" and "Sweet By and By" were sung by the church choir. Mrs. Rena Tillett accompanied at the organ. The casket pall consisted of red and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Willie E. Midgette, St. Clair Midgette, Chesley Midgett, Sr., Dallas Midgette, Wayland Baum and Warren O'Neal. Burial followed in Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Lloyd Clarence Meekins

Lloyd Clarence Meekins, 48, was burned to death Wednesday morning [Sept. 6, 1950] at 3:30 at the family residence at Route 4, Norfolk, Va. He was a former Coast Guardsman, having retired in 1945 after 24 years of service. He was the son of the late Alphonso and Matilda Perry Meekins and husband of the late Lillian Stetson Meekins. He is survived by one step-daughter, Mrs. Irene Clark of Norfolk; three step-sons: Lloyd Stetson of Portsmouth, Arthur and Horace Stetson of Norfolk; two brothers: Earl Meekins of Portsmouth and Carl Meekins of Norfolk; one sister, Mrs. Colon Payne of Norfolk; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Collington.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 6, 1950)

Lloyd Lennon Meekins, Jr.

MANTEO - Lloyd Lennon Meekins, Jr., 67, of George Daniels Road, died Monday, April 15 at his residence.  Mr. Meekins was employed as an animal control officer in Manteo.  He was the son of the late Lloyd L. and Janice C. Meekins.  He is survived by his spouse, Shirley G. Meekins; two daughters: Shirlee Meekins of the home and Brenda Brandon of New Orleans, La.; two sons: Lennon Meekins of Manteo and Lloyd Meekins, III of New Orleans; three sisters: Thelma Thrash and Ruth Lewis of Manteo and Lessie P. Gray of Jamaica, N.Y; and two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Friday, April 19 at 1 p.m. at Haven Creek Baptist Church, Manteo.  Burial will be at Haven Creek Church Cemetery.  A visitation will be at Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. and at other times at George Daniels Road, Manteo.  Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 18, 1996; pg. 6A)

Lloyd McCoy Meekins, Jr.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Lloyd McCoy Meekins, Jr., 58, of 515 22nd St., died Friday, March 29 [1996], at his residence.  He was a native of Avon, and was the husband of Jean Whedbee Meekins.  He retired in 1975 after 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, and was a veteran of Vietnam.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Vickie L. Gray and her husband, Done E. Gray, Jr., and Tammy L. Meekins, all of Virginia Beach; one half-brother, Arthur Gray of Florida; two grandsons: Eric Tyler Gray and Brandyn M. Meekins, both of Virginia Beach.  A graveside service was held Monday in Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery, 2020 Laskin Road, by the Rev. Richard J. Yates.  Maestas Funeral Home, Baltic Avenue Chapel, is handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 2, 1996; pg. 6A)

Lola H. Meekins

Lola H. Meekins, 95, of North End Road, Avon, NC., died Friday May 26, 2006 at the Guardian Care Nursing Home in Elizabeth City, NC.  She was born January 6, 1911 in Avon, NC., and was the eldest daughter of David Fields and Menvil Gray Meekins. She was preceded in death by her brothers Walton Chauncey Meekins, Charles Fields Meekins, Milton Barnes Meekins and Horace Brooks Meekins, as well as her sister Merian Hall Meekins.  Survivors include; one sister Menvil Brooksie Kuhl of Elizabeth City, NC., several nieces and nephews including: David Meekins of Virginia Beach, VA., Barbara Austin of Avon, NC., Olga Infanti of Staten Island, NY., and Herbert Kuhl of Elizabeth City, NC.  Lola was a lifelong member of the St. John of Avon, NC., and at the time of her death was the oldest living member. She was dedicated to her family, taking care of her parents and brother Charlie until their passing, as well as being her father’s assistant in his general store in Avon.  A funeral service will be held Monday May 29, at 11:00 A. M. at the St. John’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Susan Fitch-Slater officiating. Burial will be in the Meekins Family Cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service at St. John’s United Methodist Church from 9:30 A. M. until the funeral hour.   Twiford’s Funeral Home, Island Chapel is serving the Meekins family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 30, 2006; pg. 12A)

Lorena O'Neal Meekins

HATTERAS, N.C. - Mrs. Lorena O'Neal Meekins, 73, died Thursday [Jan. 22, 1970] in her home.  A native of Hatteras, she was the widow of George T. Meekins and a daughter of Freeman and Mrs. Marina N. Styron O'Neal.  She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church.  Surviving are a son, Freeman Meekins of Buxton; a daughter, Mrs. Nora Lee Scarborough of Wanchese; and a brother, Oliver G. O'Neal; and a sister, Janie R. O'Neal, both of Hatteras.  A funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. in Twiford Island Chapel by the Rev. D.B. Lawrence? of Hatteras Assembly of God Church.  Burial will be in the family cemetery in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Mabel Osborne Farrow Meekins

AVON - Mabel Osborne Farrow Meekins, 86, died at her residence on Monday, November 10, 2003. Mrs. Meekins was born in Osborneville, NJ and was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church in Avon. She was the daughter of the late Albert L. and Mamie Burns Osborne and was the widow of Ervin M. Farrow and Reginald G. Meekins. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Everette Osborne and Albert L. Osborne.  Mrs. Meekins is survived by one daughter, Mary Jane Scarborough and husband, Curtis, three sons, Ervin Farrow and wife, Audrey, Charles C. Farrow and Leroy Farrow and wife, Barbara, all of Avon; ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 2:00 PM at St. John’s United Methodist Church with Rev. Susan Fitch-Slater and Rev. Herbert Hemingway officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church on Wednesday afternoon.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 13, 2003; pg. 12A)

Manson Wesley Meekins

AVON - Manson Wesley Meekins, 88, a native and lifelong resident of Avon, died Friday morning [Nov. 25, 1966]  in Albemarle Hospital after an illness of 14 days. He was a retired commercial fisherman, son of the late Selvie and Olive Meekins, widower of Mrs. Rhoda Ann Meekins, and a member of St. John's Methodist Church. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Dorcas Meekins of Manteo; four sons: Edison H. and Paul K. Meekins of Norfolk, Wesley M. Meekins of Manteo and Luther H. Meekins of Avon; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funenral services were conducted this afternoon at 2 p.m. in St. John's Methodist Church by the Rev. Willie Evans, pastor, the Rev. L.C. Garrett, pastor of the Assembly of God Church at Buxton, and the Rev. Charles Kelly, pastor of Avon Holiness Church. Burial followed in the Hooper cemetery.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Nov. 26, 1966)

Margaret Midgett Meekins

Margaret Midgett Meekins, 97, of Colington, died Thursday, August 19, 2010, in Barco.  Mrs. Meekins was born in Kitty Hawk on July 25, 1913  and was retired as owner/operator of the Dolphin Motor Court and was a member of Colington United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Ezekiel Decatur and Elizabeth Toler “Bettie” Midgett and was the wife of the late Orlando Shalor Meekins.  Surviving are three daughters, Charlotte M. Beasley and Rae M. Brickhouse both of Colington and Betty Jean Meekins of Harbinger ; one son Bryan Meekins of Colington; two sisters, Dorothy M. Burge of Charlotte, NC and Flora B. Smithson of Elizabeth City; one brother, Jarvis Midgett of Charlotte; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  A celebration of life will be in Colington United Methodist Church, Monday, August 23, 2010, at  2:00 pm with Rev. Robert Pitsch. Burial will follow in Hill Top Cemetery in Colington.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Sunday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Mary Gray Meekins

Mary "Mamie" Gray Meekins, 93, died Monday, May 31 in a Nags Head nursing home. A native of Avon, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret Farrow Gray and the widow of John Oscar Meekins. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and a homemaker. Surviving are one step-daughter, Rita McBride of St. Petersburg, Fl.; four step-sons: Norman Meekins of Cape May, N.J.; June Meekins of Portsmouth, Va.; Bobby Meekins of Lake Charles, La. and Preston Meekins of Coinjock; a son-in-law, Johnie Lewis King, Sr. of Avon; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at St. John's June 2 by the Rev. Berry Taylor. Burial will follow in the Gray Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of a grandson, Johnie L. King, Jr. in Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 1, 1993)

Mary Moore Deaton Meekins

MANTEO - Mary Moore Deaton Meekins, 88, of Manteo, died Saturday, Dec. 3 at her residence. Mrs. Meekins was a native of Concord and taught school most of her adult life, having taught in Dare Co. for 21 years. She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mooresville; a member of Roanoke Island Garden Club; Delta Kappa Gamma; the Alumni Assc. of UNC at Greensboro and The Battle of Bentonville, UDC Chapter. Mrs. Meekins attended UNC at Greensboro; Columbia Univ.; The New School for Social Research and Hunter College, all of N.Y. City and UNC at Chapel Hill. During WW II, Mrs. Meekins was in charge of first aid work for the Red Cross in Mooresville. She was the daughter of the late Harry Preston Deaton and Mrs. Minna Blanche Mcneely Deaton and the widow of William Shaw Meekins. She was sister to the late Catherine Deaton Meekins, they being daughters of Harry P. Deaton, a newspaperman of long tenure in Mooresville. Mr. Deaton had joined forces with his daughter, Catherine, and her husband, the late Victor D. Meekins, in the establishment of The Dare County Times, forerunner of The Coastland Times. Mrs. Meekins is survived by nieces & nephews and cousins, including Mary M. Harwell of Manteo and Charlotte, and Roger P. and Francis W. Meekins of Manteo. A chapel service was conducted Dec. 5 in the Meekins Family Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 6, 1994)

Mary Rebecca Meekins

Mrs. Mary Rebecca (Mollie) Meekins, 80, died Wednesday night [April 22, 1953] at 6:10 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Edith Hooper at 915 Pennsylvania Ave., following an illness of 3 1/2 years. She was a native of Stumpy Point and had lived in Elizabeth City for 29 years. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Warrington & Mary Mason and widow of David Littleton Meekins. She was a member of City Road Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Claude Wise of Manteo and Mrs. Edith Hooper of Elizabeth City; six sons: Franklin T., Samuel Warren and William H. Meekins, all of Norfolk, the Rev. Earl R. Meekins of Columbia, Garland E. and D. Littleton Meekins of Stumpy Point; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Shiloh Methodist Church at Stumpy Point by the Rev. D.J. Reid, pastor of City Road Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. A.L.G. Stephenson, pastor of Stumpy Point Church. Burial will follow in the Stumpy Point cemetery. The funeral cortege will leave Elizabeth City at 9:30 Friday and drive around Columbia and Engelhard to Stumpy Point.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 23, 1953)

Mary Thomas Barns Meekins

AVON - Mrs. Mary Thomas Barns Meekins, 91, died Thursday [May 19, 1966] after an illness of several months. She was a native and lifelong resident of Avon and a member of St. John's Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Menvil Barns and wife of the late Shanklin H. Meekins. She is survived by 2 sons: Calvin Meekins of Manteo and Jenson Meekins of Avon; one daughter, Mrs. Salome Price of Avon; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. John's Methodist Church by Rev. Willie Evans, pastor. Burial followed in Miller Cemetery.

AVON - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Thomas Barns Meekins, who died Thursday night at her home in Avon, were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in St. John's Methodist Church by the Rev. Willie Evans, pastor. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Abide With Me" were sung by the church choir. Mrs. Jean Gray accompanied at the piano. The casket pall consisted of red and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Percy Williams, Saunders Gray, Luther Hooper, Columbus Miller, Ralph Scarborough and Edward Scarborough. Burial followed in Miller Cemetery.  (Both articles from The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - unknown dates)

Menville Gray Meekins

Mrs. Menville Gray Meekins, 76, wife of David Fields Meekins and daughter of the late Farrow Gray and Mrs. Nancy Christian Barnes Gray, passed away at the family residence Saturday after a long illness, She was a lifelong resident of Avon. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Lola Meekins of Avon, Merian Meekins of Norfolk, and Mrs. Herbert Kheel of Glen Ellen, Va.; three sons: Chauncey Meekins of Avon, Milton Meekins of Norfolk, and Charles Meekins of Avon; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. John's Methodist Church and of the Woman's Society of Christian Service. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. Durward T. Goodwin, pastor, assisted by Rev. Wayne Barkley, pastor of the Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Charles Williams, Mrs. Gibb Gray, Jr., Mrs. Harold Barnette, Mrs. Ervin Gray, Mrs. I.D. Midgette and Mrs. Arvilla Barnette sang "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" and "Beautiful Isle". Interment was in the family plot. Pallbearers were George W. Meekins, Fred Gray, Sr., Luther Hooper, Sr., Burgess Gray, Perry Williams and Nick Gray.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 15, 1959; pg. 11)

Milah Peele Meekins

MANTEO - Milah Peele Meekins, 93, of Manteo, died Sunday, Jan. 19 in her residence. Mrs. Meekins was born in Hatteras and was a retired teacher in the Dare County Public Schools. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church Ladies' Bible Class, Holland Wescott Sunday School Class, Manteo Garden Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Retired Teachers Association and Women of the Rotary. She was the daughter of the late Barney and Fanny Burrus Peele and the wife of the late Chauncey St. Oswald Meekins. Surviving are nieces and nephews: Clara Scott of Norfolk, Va., Margaret A. Stowe of Raleigh, Leslie D. Austin of Norfolk, Wilbur N. Austin of Wanchese and Bernie N. Austin of Manteo. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21 in the Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sidney Epperson. Burial will be in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens in Manteo. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 21, 1997)

Milton Barnes Meekins

NORFOLK, VA. - Milton Barnes Meekins, 84, died Sunday, December 31 at Portsmouth, Va. Naval Hospital. Mr. Meekins was born in Avon to the late Menvil Gray and David Fields Meekins. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and of the Fleet Reserve Assc. He was a veteran, having served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Mr. Meekins retired from the US Navy, having achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer and Chief Torpedoman. He is survived by three sisters: Lola H. Meekins of Avon, Merian H. Meekins of Norfolk and Brooksie M. Kuhl of Elizabeth City. Mr. Meekins was preceded in death by his wife, Myra Loveland Meekins and two brothers: W. Chauncey Meekins and Charles Fields Meekins. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 4 at St. John's United Methodist Church with Pastor Marian Shaw officiating. Twiford Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake, Va. is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 4, 2001; pg. 10A)

Molsey Quidley Meekins

BUXTON - Molsey Quidley Meekins, 65, of Buxton, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the residence of her daughter in Hatteras. She was a native of Buxton and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Ruth Jennette Quidley and the wife of the late Freeman D. Meekins. Mrs. Meekins is survived by one daughter, Judy M. O'Neal of Hatteras; one son, Donald F. Meekins of Buxton; two brothers, Leighton Quidley of Augusta, Ga., and Russell Quidley of Frisco; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Dec. 30 in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Brown, Rev. Jim Huskins and Rev. H.J. Willis. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Buxton. The family will be at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Wayne O'Neal, In Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Thursday, December 29, 1994)

Moody A. Meekins

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fl. - Moody A. Meekins, 78, died Friday, December 19 at Beaches Baptist Medical Center. Born November 2, 1925 in Avon, he was the son of the late Moody W. and Missouri Meekins. He came to the Jacksonville area 36 years ago from Virginia. Mr. Meekins retired from the United States Coast Guard where he worked at Mayport in the Water Treatment Plant. He also served in World War II and was of the Methodist faith. Survivors are his wife, Phyllis Meekins of Jacksonville Beach; son, Mark S. Meekins and wife Vickie of Summerville, S.C.; daughter, Karen Miller and husband Ron of Jacksonville Beach; grandson, Robin Brown and wife LeAnn; and granddaughters: Heather Brown and Nicole Miller. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville Beach with the Rev. Patrice Spencer officiating. Interment to follow at Ponte Vedra Valley Cemetery in Ponte Vedra Beach.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Tuesday, December 23, 2003; pg. 16A)

Myla Tolson-Meekins

FRISCO - Myla Tolson-Meekins, 46, passed away Dec. 15, 2009. She was born Dec. 19, 1962 in Gainesville, Fla., the daughter of Hugo and Betty (Munden) Desch. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her beloved husband, Luther H. Meekins Jr.; her parents, Hugo and Betty Desch; three children Jon Tolson, Bonnie Rast, and Natasha Tolson; one brother Tommy Smith; three sisters, Sharon Stamper, Dana Desch-Dadena, and Bonnie Naylor; as well as two grandchildren, Autumn and Ezra. A celebration of Myla's life will be celebrated on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Diplomat Wesleyan Church, 1833 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral, FL. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services, Fort Myers.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – Friday, December 18, 2009)

Nancy Jane Meekins

Mrs. Nancy Jane Meekins, 78, of Hatteras died Saturday [Sept. 22, 1962] in a hospital in Prince George, Md.  Mrs. Meekins, a native of Hatteras, lived with her granddaughter, Mrs. Charles R. Darlington, in Bowie, Md. for 6 years. She was a daughter of Benjamin and Mrs. Amanda B. Ballance and widow of John W. Meekins. She was a member of Hatteras Methodist Church, a life member of the Woodman Circle, and a member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by 2 brothers: Isaiah Ballance of Hatteras and Tom Ballance of Chester, Pa.; 1 granddaughter. A funeral service was held Wednesday in Hatteras Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Vann Cash. Burial was in the family plot at Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Nancy Ward Meekins

Nancy Ward Meekins, 59, of Kill Devil Hills, died Monday, January 14, 2013 in Kill Devil Hills.  Nancy was a lifelong resident of Dare County and was a retired bookkeeper in the restaurant business.  She was preceded in death by her father, John William and her mother, Grace Gaskill Ward,  her husband, Thomas A. Meekins, Jr., and a sister Bettie Dee Ward.  Surviving are her son, Byron Keith Shaw; step-daughter, Carrie Meekins Dilworth; step-son, Ryan Thomas Meekins; and her sister, Lovie Ward McCann.  A celebration of life will be in Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on  Saturday, January 19,2013 at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Dr. Alan Swartz.  Burial will be in Austin Cemetery.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on  Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Nicholas Longworth Meekins, II

MANTEO - Nicholas Longworth Meekins, II exchanged this mortal life for glory on Monday November 17, 2008. Born September 30, 1935, Nick, as he was known to family and friends, was the youngest of eight children born to the late Theodore Roosevelt Meekins Sr. and the late Lelia Odessa Meekins of Manteo. Besides his parents Nick was preceded in death by his four siblings William, Maggie, James Milford, and Annie.  Nick received his education in the Manteo, NC public schools. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. As a young entrepreneur, he was the proprietor of "Nicks House of Joy." He furthered his ambitions by investing in real estate and using his strong business skills, became the owner of "Karat Limousine Service" which served the outer banks and surrounding cities. Nick was a member of the Prince Hall Masonic Temple #230 Jarvisburg. He joined Haven Creek Baptist Church at a young age.  Nick leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Linda Baynes Meekins; five sons; Donald Meekins (Josie) of Manteo, Patrick Meekins of Charlotte, Nicholas Meekins, Jr., Christopher Meekins, and Timothy Meekins, all of Richmond, VA; five daughters, Thelma Meekins Owens (Jesse) of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Thomasina Burton, Kathy Meekins Allan (Joseph) all of Richmond, Wilma Meekins Williams (Tim), and Gloria Meekins Greene of Geenville, SC; three step-children Renese Holly Flowers, L’Tanya Murray, and Bernard J. Baynes all of Manteo, one godson, Douglas Baum of Princeton, NJ; one brother, Theodore Roosevelt Meekins of Harbinger, two sisters, Wilma Keys (Lenwood) of Washington, DC, Ossie Dunston of Manteo; one aunt, Mary Skinner of Elizabeth City, one brother-in-law William C. Drake of Manteo, 24 Grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.  The funeral will be held at noon, Saturday November 22, 2008 at Haven Creek Baptist Church in Manteo. A viewing will be held prior to the service beginning at 10 am. The Reverend Virgile M. Wilder will officiate and the eulogist will be Reverend Dr. Charles W. Young. Interment will follow the service at Haven Creek Cemetery. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 20, 2008, pg. 12A)

Orlando Shalor Meekins

COLINGTON - Orlando Shalor Meekins, 77, of Colington, died August 7, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mr. Meekins, a native of Colington, was a retired contractor and the former owner of the Dolphin Motel and a member of the Colington United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Jessie E. and Zenora Green Meekins. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Midgett Meekins of the home; three daughters: Charlotte Beasley, Rae Brickhouse and Betty Meekins, all of Colington; one son: Bryan Meekins of Colington; two sisters: Jessie Meekins of Colington and Inez Beacham of Kitty Hawk; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Colington United Methodist Church on Friday, August 10, at 2 p.m. by the rev. Bill Ruth. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery, Colington. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  August 9, 1990)

Paul Kermit Meekins

NORFOLK, VA. - Paul Kermit Meekins, 78, died Dec. 1. He was the owner of Meekins Auto Sale & Repair for 30 years. He was born in Avon. Mr. Meekins attended Azalea Garden Church Of God and had also retired from the city of Norfolk as a teletype operator after 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Doris E. Meekins; a son, Phillip K. Meekins of Norfolk; three daughters: Myra Jean Garrity of Norfolk, Paula Meekins Hines of Kitty Hawk, and Julia Lynn Meekins of Miami, Fla.; a sister, Ellen Meekins of Avon; and a brother, Luther Meekins of Lenoir. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, Va.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  December 5, 1993)

Preston Ferel Meekins

COINJOCK - Mr. Preston Ferel Meekins, 81, of Waterlily Road, Coinjock, passed away Jan. 11, 2012 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Colington, he was the son of the late John Oscar Meekins Sr. and the late Zenova Perry Meekins, and was the husband of Lois Johnson Meekins of the residence. Mr. Meekins served in the US Coast Guard as Boatswain Mate Master Chief Petty Officer, retiring after 22 years of service. He was a member of Colington United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, Mr. Meekins is survived by his daughters, Jeanne Murray of Coinjock, Cathy Forbes of Coinjock, Iris Meekins of Coinjock and Dana Carter of Farmville, Va.; a son, Jackie Meekins of Farmville, Va.; a brother, John O. Meekins Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; grandchildren, Jason Forbes, Preston Murray, Robert Murray, Samuel Murray, Casey Madarazo, Amanda Rucker, Joshua Meekins, Wesley Carter, Jordan Carter, and Maria Carter; and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Meekins was preceded in death by his son, Wayde Meekins; a sister, Rita McBride; two brothers, Norman and Robert Meekins; and a great-grandchild. A graveside service with military honors for Mr. Meekins will be conducted on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Meekins Family Cemetery, Colington, with the Rev. Renee Edwards officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sharon United Methodist Church, Poplar Branch.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is assisting the Meekins family.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Thursday, January 12, 2012)

Ralph Simpson Meekins, Sr.

WANCHESE - Ralph S. Meekins, Sr., 75, died Jan. 1 in Chesapeake, Va. General Hospital. A commercial fisherman, he was the husband of Texie Tillett Meekins. Other survivors: a daughter, Lillie M. Rowland of Swan Quarter; two sons: Ronnie Meekins of Manteo and R.S. Meekins Jr. of Wanchese; one brother: Harry Meekins of Manteo; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday at Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese conducted by the Rev. Dick Lewis with burial in Tillett Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  January 2, 1991)

WANCHESE - Ralph Simpson Meekins, Sr., 75, of Wanchese died Jan 1, in Chesapeake, Va. Hospital. A native of Colington, he was the son of the late Ulysses And Lillie Midgett Meekins. He was the husband of Texie Tillett Meekins of the home. He was a commercial fisherman and a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Lillie M. Rowland Of Swan Quarter; two sons: R.S. Meekins, Jr. of Wanchese and Ronald E. Meekins of Manteo; one sister: Ollie Swain of Plymouth; one brother, Harry Meekins of Manteo; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held at the Bethany United Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan. 4, by the Rev. Richard Lewis and the Rev. Johnny Chase with burial to follow in the Tillett Family Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  January 5, 1991)

Reginald Gray Meekins

AVON - Reginald Gray Meekins, 81, died Wednesday, August 2, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mr. Meekins, a native of Avon, was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and worked for NC Dept. of Transportation, Ferry Division. He was a veteran, having served during WW II, and was a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Moody and Missouri Gray Meekins. Mr. Meekins is survived by his wife, Mabel Osborne Farrow Meekins of the residence; a daughter, Mary Jane Scarborough and husband Curtis; three sons: Charles Farrow, Ervin Farrow and wife Audrey, and LeRoy Farrow and wife Barbara, all of Avon; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Moody Meekins of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Mr. Meekins was predeceased by a brother, George Meekins and two sisters, Agnes Williams and Beulah Pritchard. A funeral will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bryan Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Avon. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Sunday, August 6, 2000; pg. 14A)

Roland Sullivan Meekins
The Coastland Times - Friday, March 17, 1961; pg. 10

Rosamond Austin Meekins

MOREHEAD CITY - Rosamond Austin Meekins, 89, formerly of Hatteras, N.C., died March 11, 2005, at Carteret General Hospital. She is survived by a brother, Archie Austin of Morehead City; a sister, Leola Rollinson of Buxton; and many nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory, Morehead City.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA]  - Sunday, March 13, 2005)

Rowena Estelle Meekins

MANTEO - Rowena Estelle Meekins, 92, died Monday, March 4 at a Nags Head nursing facility. Miss Meekins was born in Manteo and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Rowena Homer Meekins. She had worked for many years at Dare Co. Library, largely as a volunteer, and for some 20 years at Times Printing Co., Inc. She is survived by one niece, Mary Harwell of Manteo and two nephews, Roger Meekins and Francis W. Meekins, both of Manteo. She will be remembered, like her mother, as a woman of great recollections, and often was visited by those seeking accuracy in history and genealogy, especially as it pertained to Roanoke Island and Dare County. An active outdoors person, she spent many hours along the shore, frequently walking to Manteo to work rather than relying on vehicular traffic. Until physical adversity began to prevail a few years ago, she maintained her own home. A graveside service was held March 5 at Meekins Family Cemetery, (Sunnyside), Manteo. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo was in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 7, 1996)

S. [Samuel] Warren Meekins

NORFOLK, VA. - S. Warren Meekins of Jasper Court, died Aug. 22 [1991], in his home. He was a native of Dare County. He was a retired toolroom mechanic for civil service Naval Air Station. He was a member of Miles Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a 50 year member of Mattamuskeet Masonic Lodge #328 of Engelhard; Royal Arch Chapter #17; Commandery 25, Washington, N.C.; and Sudan Shrine Temple, New Bern. He was Past Patron of the Berkley Chapter, Order of The Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife, Inez P. Meekins; two sons: Melvin C. Meekins of Ormond Beach, Fla. and Samuel Meekins, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Edith Hooper of Manteo; seven grandchildren. Funeral services were set for Saturday in Miles Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Daniel K. Ivey; entombment to be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel in Norfolk, is handling arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Stanley Everrett Meekins

BUXTON - Stanley Everrett Meekins, 62, of Buxton  went to be with The Lord  on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head.  Mr. Meekins was a convenience store manager and served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.  He was the son of the late Luther Hall and Ila Lee Miller Meekins and the husband of the late Virginia O’Neal Meekins.  Surviving are two daughters, Stacy M. Davis and husband Timmy of King William, VA and Crystal Meekins of Buxton; Three sisters, Shirley Silver of Avon, Mary Wilson of Watertown, TN and Rita McPherson of Homosassa, Fl; two brothers, Luther Meekins, Jr. and Winifred Meekins, both of Buxton; and three grandchildren: Christian Meekins, Ivey Austin and Brittny Austin and special friends George and Ann O’Neal.  Mr. Meekins was preceded by his sister Rhoda Ann Gray.  A service of remembrance will be Monday January 28, 2013 in St. John’s United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Roger Barnett and Rev. Roger Dill.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Stephen Beasley Meekins

KITTY HAWK MAN FALLS DEAD WHILE SHAVING - Stephen Beasley Meekins, 77, who had been in poor health for a long time, fell dead Saturday morning [May 26, 1951] while shaving.  He made his home with his sister, Mrs. Mary Best.  He was the son of the late John W. and Mary Perry Meekins and is survived by one brother and three sisters: Morris M. Meekins, Mrs. Best, Mrs. Bettie Pugh of Kitty Hawk and Mrs. Mattie Miller of Poplar Branch.  He had never married.  He had spent his lifetime fishing and boating and for a time was one of the light keepers at Cape Henry, Va. about 35 years ago.  He was born in Colington where he resided most of his life, but for the past several years he had lived with his sister.  He was a life member and faithful one of Colington Methodist Church.  Funeral services were conducted at the grave in Austin Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. W.J. Freeman of the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church.  Hymns were sung by the choir.  There were many people attending and many beautiful floral offerings.  Pallbearers were: Marvin Midgett, Carlos Dowdy, Will Tillett, John L. Beacham, Carson Meekins and Colon Perry.  Twiford's Funeral Home of Manteo directed the funeral.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 1, 1951; pg. 1)

Texie Tillett Meekins

WANCHESE - Texie Tillett Meekins, 90, of Wanchese died Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at her residence. Mrs. Meekins, born in Wanchese was a homemaker and a member of the Wanchese Assembly of God Church. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Laura Tillett and the widow of the late Ralph S Meekins. Mrs. Meekins is survived by a daughter, Lillie Rowland of Wanchese; two sons, Ronald Meekins of Manteo and Ralph S. Meekins Jr. of Wanchese; fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God on Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 2:00PM with Rev. Dr. David Dalton officiating. Burial will be in the Tillett Cemetary. The family will receive friends at the residence on Old Schoolhouse Road in Wanchese. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 24, 2006; pg. 12A)

Theodore Robertson Meekins, Sr.

 
 

Dare County native Theodore Robertson Meekins, Sr., 84, died Thursday, July 26 in Nags Head. He was the son of the late Norfleet Price Meekins and Bessie Daniels Meekins. He was the husband of the late Amanda Meekins.  He served his country in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.   Following his service, he enjoyed many years of travel and eventually returned home to Dare County, where he and his wife raised their family. He was a member of Haven Creek Baptist Church for many years and was employed in grounds keeping for several local businesses.  A service of remembrance will be held at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel in Nags Head on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior. Burial at Haven Creek Cemetery on Burnside Road in Manteo will follow the service. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel - July 2012)

Theodore S. Meekins, Jr.

Theodore S. Meekins, Jr., age 50, husband of Mrs. Goldie Meekins, a hotel operator here, died Thursday night, June 11, in a Washington D.C. hospital after a short illness. Born in Dare County, he had lived in Manteo all of his life. He was the son of the late Theodore S. and Rosa M. Meekins, Sr. Besides his wife, surviving are one sister, Mrs. Alma M. Reich of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Ernest E. Meekins of Manteo and Percy Meekins of Washington, D.C. Burial in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 19, 1959; Pg. 1)

Theodore S. Meekins, Sr.

Funeral services for Theodore S. Meekins, Sr., who died Friday night [Feb. 12, 1954] in the Albemarle Hospital, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence, 319 County Street in Manteo. The Rev. H.R. Ashmore. pastor of the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church officiated. The Old Rugged Cross was sung by Mrs. Bertie Ward, Mrs. Beatrice Brickhouse, Lawrence Swain and John Long. A solo, Lead Kindly Light, was sung by John Long. The casket was covered with a pall of white carnations and fern. Honorary pallbearers were R. Bruce Etheridge, W.F. Baum, Melvin R. Daniels, Congressman Hugh Alexander, D.V. Meekins, George D. Wescott, Clyde Hassell, W.J. Griffin, C.W. Davis, L.D. Tarkington, Frank Cahoon, H.A. Creef, M.K. Fearing, Sr., Martin Simpson, Jr., Levine Wescott, Leonard Hooper, Ronald Craddock, Roy Wescott, Congressman Herbert C. Bonner, Hon. Lindsay C. Warren, O.J. Jones, W.R. Pearce, Roy R. Kessinger, Wallace McGowan and A.C. Stratton. Active pallbearers were Lee Hassell, Charlie Evans, Martin Kellog, Jr., W.B. Fearing, D.V. Meekins and Roy Wescott. Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Thomas Alston Meekins, Sr.

KITTY HAWK - Thomas Alston Meekins, a native of Kinnakeet, NC and long time resident of Chesapeake, VA and Kitty Hawk, NC passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2012.  After growing up in Kinnakeet, Mr. Meekins joined the US Coast Guard, serving with honor and distinction for 20 years and rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer.  Upon retirement from the Coast Guard, he joined Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation in Norfolk as a tankerman, quickly rising to foreman of production services, where he distinguished himself as a capable and reliable leader.  Mr. Meekins, along with his wife, Violet Keller Meekins, retired to Kitty Hawk in 1985.  Mr. Meekins led a life of service to his church and community.  He was an active member of Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, VA and later Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  He held many leadership positions but no job was too small for him.  While in Chesapeake he joined the Chesapeake Host Lions Club where he began a life of service to the visually impaired, selling brooms and Christmas trees to improve their lives.  After retirement to Kitty Hawk, he joined First Flight Lions Club where he became a leader in the NC Lions Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) Fishing Tournament, an annual event for over 500 visually impaired people from over 77 NC counties.  Mr. Meekins prepared the gear, cut bait, untangled lines, measured fish and most importantly, he helped the VIP’s build memories.  He was also active in many fraternal organizations.  He was a Mason and a member of the Scottish Rites and Shriners.  Along with his wife, Violet, he was a member of the Roanoke Island Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Mr. Meekins developed his love for the outdoors growing up in Kinnekeet, where he learned to hunt and fish.  He hunted ducks from sink boxes in the Pamlico Sound off Kinnekeet and later in marsh and sound blinds at Caffey’s Inlet.  He loved fishing with nets and lines, crabbing, and clamming, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family on and off the water.  He was loved by many and is survived by his son, Douglas Meekins and wife, Martha of Kitty Hawk, and his daughter, Karen Friel and her husband, Dr. Patrick Friel of Carlisle, MA; five grandchildren, Carrie Dilworth and her husband, Don, Ryan Meekins and his wife, Tiffany, Lindsey Kakretz and her husband, Eric, Erin Meekins, and Margaret Friel, and three great-grandsons.  Also surviving is his sister, June Jennette, brother, Rex Meekins, and sister, Mary Douglas.  Mr. Meekins is predeceased by his wife, Violet, his son, Thomas A. Meekins, Jr., his sister, Retta Gray, and his brother, Archie Meekins.  Funeral services will be held at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Chuch on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 11:00 am with Rev. Betty Haas and Rev. Alan Schwartz officiating.  Interment will follow in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.    Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Thomas Alston Meekins, Jr.

KITTY HAWK, NC - T.A. “Tommy” Meekins, Jr., CWO4, U.S. Army Retired, 53, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Monday, August 15, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Meekins, born in Jarvisburg, NC, was retired after 25 years of service from the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He was currently employed with East Coast Communications. He was a member of the First Flight Military Officers Association and the American Legion Post. He was the son of Thomas A. Meekins, Sr. and Violet Keller Meekins of Kitty Hawk, NC.   Besides his parents, Mr. Meekins is survived by his wife, Nancy Ward Meekins of the residence; a daughter, Carrie Meekins Dilworth and husband, Don of Avon, NC; two sons, Ryan Thomas Meekins and wife, Tiffany of Avon, NC, and Byron Keith Shaw of Nags Head, NC; a sister, Karen Meekins Friel and husband, Dr. Patrick Friel of Acton, MA; a brother, Douglas C. Meekins and wife, Martha of Kitty Hawk, NC; one grandchild, Liam Thomas Dilworth of Avon, NC; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and cousins.   Funeral services will be held at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on Friday, August 19, 2005 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Richard Stone and Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Austin Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and at other times at the residence of Thomas Alston Meekins, Sr., 4233 Bob Perry Rd., Kitty Hawk.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Thomas Jackson Meekins

Thomas Jackson Meekins, 89, a native of Dare County and lifelong resident of Avon, died Thursday of last week [Nov. 15, 1962] in Albemarle Hospital after a long illness. He was a son of John and Mrs. Nancy Gray Meekins and the widower of Mrs. Clarice O'Neal Meekins. He was a retired dock captain and a member of St. John's Methodist Church in Avon. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. L. Sigsbee Miller of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Luther G. Hooper of Avon; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ruby Williams of Norfolk; a foster daughter, Mrs. Lorie Gray of Avon; a step-son, Charlie O'Neal of Manteo. A funeral service was held Saturday in St. John's Methodist Church in Avon by the Rev. Melville Johnson, pastor, and the Rev. Henry Wright of Avon Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the family plot in Avon. The church choir sang "Abide With Me". Ambrose Loles sang "How Great Thou Art" and Mr. Boccus and Ambrose Loles sang "Sunrise Beyond The Mountain". Pallbearers, all great-grandsons of the deceased, were Carl Mann Gray, J.C. Harris, Jr., Tommy Harris, Jule Doley, Jr., Wayne Doley and Edgar Gaskins, Jr.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 23, 1962)

Tristan Daniel Meekins
The Coastland Times - Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997; pg. 10A

Velora Dean [Baum] Meekins

Velora Dean Meekins, 74, of Kitty Hawk, died Nov. 29 in a Norfolk, Va. Hospital. She was a native of Kitty Hawk, a retired postal clerk and attended Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Mrs. Meekins was the widow of Anthony Carson Meekins. She was the former co-owner of the Dolphin Motel in Nags Head. Mrs. Meekins is survived by her aunt, Mrs. Stella Staples and several cousins. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Bill Presnell. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 2, 1990)

Violet Keller Meekins

KITTY HAWK, NC - Violet Keller Meekins, a native and long time resident of Kitty Hawk, passed peacefully on May 28, 2008. Mrs. Meekins was a homemaker and member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. She served in many leadership positions within the church, a member and past president of United Methodist Women where she also served as a district officer in the Elizabeth City district, Dare County Church Women United, past president of the order of the Eastern Star Roanoke Island Chapter #79 where she held leadership positions, past president of the First Flight Lions Club and a member of the Red Hat Club. Violet lived many years in Chesapeake, VA where she was a devoted member and leader of Chesapeake Ave United Methodist Church. She bowled regularly and was an avid bridge player.   Mrs. Meekins was the daughter of the late Earl Raymond and Belinda Perry Keller and the wife of Thomas Alston Meekins of Kitty Hawk.   Besides her husband surviving are one daughter, Karen Meekins Friel and husband Dr. Patrick J. Friel III of Oakton, VA; one son, Douglas C. Meekins and wife Martha of Kitty Hawk; Daughter-In- Law, Nancy Meekins of Kill Devil Hills; one sister, Sandra K. Sawyer and one brother, Michael Keller both of Manteo. Five grandchildren, Carrie Dilworth, Ryan Meekins, Lindsey Meekins, Erin Meekins, and Margaret Friel. Two great grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Meekins was pre-deceased by her son Thomas A. Meekins, Jr.  A celebration of life will be in Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church Saturday May 31, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. John Check with burial in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, June 5, 2008)

Virginia O'Neal Meekins

BUXTON - Virginia “Ginger” O’Neal Meekins, 60, passed away at her residence in Buxton, Sunday, May 23, 2010.   Born in Wanchese, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Bristo O’Neal and the late Alice Brothers O’Neal. She is also predeceased by one brother, Randall O’Neal.   Mrs. Meekins is survived by her husband, Stanley E. Meekins, of the residence; three daughters, Crystal Rose Meekins of Buxton, Stacy M. Davis and husband Timmy of King William, VA, Kimberly Ann Durr Austin of Avon, NC; one son, Robert Paul Durr, Jr. of Greenville, NC and one brother, Mark O’Neal.   Also, left to cherish her memory, are her four grandchildren, Christian Everrett Meekins, Brittny Nicole Austin, Ivey Royce Austin, Jr. and Hailey Brooke Durr.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, May 28, 2010 at Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras with the Rev. Roger Barnett officiating. Twiford Funeral Homes' Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

W. [Walton] Chauncey Meekins

AVON - W. Chauncey Meekins, age 91, of Avon, died Saturday, Sept. 9, in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. Meekins was a native of Avon and retired from the National Park Service. He also was a retired building contractor and commercial fisherman and was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Avon. He was the son of the late David Fields and Menvil Gray Meekins. He was the widower of Kathleen Hooper Meekins. He is survived by three daughters: Olga M. Infanti of Staten Island, N.Y.; Ennal M. Scarborough and Barbara M. Austin, both of Avon; two sons: David H. Meekins of Virginia Beach, Va. and Richard P. Meekins of Avon; three sisters: Merian H. Meekins and Lola H. Meekins, both of Avon and Brooksie M. Kuhl of Ashland, Va.; one brother: Milton B. Meekins of Norfolk; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A church service will be conducted on Sept. 13 by the Rev. Berry Taylor and the Rev. Maurice Quidley in St. John's United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Meekins Family Cemetery, Avon. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 12, 1995)

Wesley Gene Meekins

Two Manteo men are dead following an airplane crash Thursday evening in the Albemarle Sound near Edenton. Wesley "Wes" Gene Meekins, 35, and Leon M. Swain, Jr., died when the Cessna 208 they were traveling in sliced through electric lines suspended over the Sound and came to rest in a shallow area of that body of water. The plane went down about 150 yards from shore in four feet of water, the Coast Guard said. it crashed while approaching the airport runway at Edenton around 7 p.m. The place was about a half mile from the runway when it went down.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 5, 1997)

MANTEO - Wesley "Wes" Gene Meekins, 35, of Manteo, died Thursday, Jan. 2,  in Chowan County. Mr. Meekins was a native of Manteo and was a pilot for Tar Heel Aviation. He was a member of First Assembly of God, a graduate of Manteo High School, East Carolina University, Rhema Bible Training Center, Rice Aviation, and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the son of w. Mearl Meekins, Jr. of Manteo and Barbara "Babs" Gallop Meekins, also of Manteo, and the husband of Heidi Hemilright Meekins. Besides his wife and parents, surviving are a daughter, Meredith Joy Meekins and a son, Owen Wesley Meekins, both of the home; a sister, Angie M. Midgett and her husband, Sammy and children Elliott and Joel Midgett of Manteo; a step-mother, Lynn C. Meekins of Manteo; two step-sisters, Karen Daniels and Laura Daniels, both of Manteo; his mother and father in-law, Frankie and Elizabeth Hemilright of Kitty Hawk. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Jan. 5 in the First Assembly of God in Manteo by the Rev. Ron Denham and John Charles. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 5, 1997)

FUND ESTABLISHED IN MEEKINS MEMORY - A fund for the children of the late Wesley Gene Meekins, who was killed in an airplane crash last week, has been opened by former classmates of his Manteo High School Class of 1980.  The account has been established at Centura Bank in the name of his widow, Heidi Meekins, in memory of Wesley Meekins.  Contributions to the fund may be made at any branch location of Centura Bank.  In addition to the account at Centura Bank, a second fund has been opened at the Wachovia Bank under the name of Heidi Meekins Memorial Fund.  Contributions to this fund may be made at any Wachovia branch.  Funeral services for Meekins were held last week with burial in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  The Sentinel reported the location incorrectly in a news account in last week's edition.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, January 16, 1997; pg. 6C)

William Bradley Meekins

MANTEO - William Bradley Meekins, 13-month old son of F. Warren Meekins, Jr. and Beverly Bowe Meekins of Sunnyside Lane, Manteo, died Saturday, July 1, in Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Norfolk, Va. Besides his parents, Bradley Meekins is survived by maternal grandparents: Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowe of Williamsburg, Va. and paternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Meekins, Sr. of Manteo. A service is set for Tuesday in the Meekins Family Cemetery, Sunnyside. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 4, 1995)

William Lewis Meekins

COLLINGTON - William Lewis Meekins, 67, died Saturday [Nov. 30, 1963] in his home. A native of Dare County, he was a son of Jesse and Mrs. Ellen Crank Meekins and husband of Mrs. Ida Haywood Meekins. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Collington Methodist Church. He is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Myrtle Dough of Collington, Mrs. Alma Carraway of Newbern and Mrs. Irene Perry of Kitty Hawk; two sisters: Mrs. Jessie Meekins of Collington and Mrs. Gladys Haywood of Kill Devil Hills; two brothers: Orlando Meekins of Collington and Carson Meekins of Kitty Hawk; 9 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held today in Collington Methodist Church by the Rev. Horace McLaurin. Burial will be in Collington Community Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Monday, December 2, 1963)

William Shaw Meekins
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 23, 1982; pg. 13

Edward John Megerian

ASHEBORO - Edward John Megerian, 80, died Tuesday, June 3 in Randolph Hospital.  Mr. Megerian was a native of New York City and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII.  He was retired as director of admissions from St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and was president of the N.A.H.A.M.  He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd where he was a former senior warden.  Surviving are his wife, Gene Midgett Megerian; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan Lee and Rebekah Megerian; and granddaughters: Margaret Megerian and Anne Megerian, all of Asheboro.  Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 5 at the Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro and other times at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Asheboro, with Dr. Everett Thomas officiating.  Burial will be Saturday, June 7 in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk Village.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 5, 2003; pg. 10A)

Alicia Raven Mejia

MANNS HARBOR, NC - Alicia Raven Mejia, 12, of Manns Harbor, NC died Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in Mann Harbor. Alicia was born in Elizabeth City, NC and was a student at Manteo Middle School. She was a member of Manns Harbor Church of God and the Manteo Middle School Band. She was the daughter of Shelly Butler of Manns Harbor and Pablo Ocampo Mejia of Edenton.  Besides her parents, Alicia is survived by a sister, Gabriela Mejia of Mexico; four brothers, Victor Mejia and Dalton Mejia of Manns Harbor, NC, Santiago Mejia of Raleigh, NC and Mauricio Mejia of Mexico; grandparents, Harold & Brenda Butler of Manns Harbor, NC; grandmother, Bacilia Ocampo of Mexico; great grandmother, Thalia Saunders of Wanchese, NC.  Funeral services will be held at Manns Harbor Church of God on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 3:00 pm. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese, NC. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and at other times at the residence of Harold & Brenda Butler, 6747 US Hwy 64/264, Manns Harbor and at 6940 Old Manns Harbor Road.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Kathleen Rogers Melosky

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Kathleen Rogers Melosky, 76, of Kill Devil Hills, died on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Ms. Melosky was a native of Colington, NC and was employed at Endurance Seafood.  She was the daughter of the late James S. and Letisha Beasley Rogers. Though she had no children of her own, she mothered many.  Ms. Melosky is survived by a sister, Brady R. Bridges of Colington; a brother, Sam Rogers of Wanchese; her companion, George Harrell; and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held in Hill Top Cemetery, Colington, on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm with Rev. C. L. Reynolds officiating.  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. (Twiford Funeral Home)

Gladys Erina Walling Melvin

NAGS HEAD - With sadness, we announce the death of Gladys Erina Walling Melvin, daughter of the late Sir Sydney and Gladys Walling, on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at her home in Nags Head, North Carolina.  Left to mourn Gladys is her husband, James; son, James Jr.; daughter, Shante; daughter-in-law, Esther; and two grandchildren; brothers; sisters; and many relatives and many very dear friends.  Calling hours will be held at Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 611 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, North Carolina on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The funeral service will take place on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 300 Ananias Dare Street, Manteo, North Carolina at 1:00 pm. Haven Creek Pastor Ray Hill will officiate. The committal service and interment will follow at Haven Creek Church Cemetery on Burnside Road in Manteo.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. Nags Head was entrusted with arrangements.  (Gallop Funeral Service)

Marisela Estelle Twiddy Mendoza

MANNS HARBOR - Marisela Estelle Twiddy-Mendoza, 19 days old, died Wednesday, June 18 in Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters.  Marisela was born in Norfolk, Va. and was the daughter of Jose Antonio Lopez and Amelia Twiddy-Mendoza of Manns Harbor.  Besides her parents, surviving are two brothers: Jonas Matthew Twiddy and Marcos Antonio Cruz, both of Manns Harbor; maternal grandmother, Rachael Twiddy of Manns Harbor; maternal grandfather, Franklin Irdell Twiddy, Sr. of Currituck; and maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Gard of Manns Harbor.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m. in Harbor Light Holiness Church by the Rev. Anthony Ralph wit burial in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 19, 2003; pg. 10A)

Ann Geneva Quidley Mercer

Mrs. Ann Geneva Quidley Mercer, 71, of Old Trap, died Sunday [April 24, 1977] in her home. A native of Buxton, she was the wife of Frank Doxey Mercer and attended the Pentescostal Holiness Church. Besides her husband, survivors include three sons: Weldon Gaskill of Chesapeake, Va., Dolan Gaskill and Harry Gaskill, both of Buxton; two sisters: Mrs. Evelyn Cullipher of Chesapeake, Va. and Mrs. Vann Knables of Buxton; five brothers: Snowden Quidley, Ed Quidley, Taylor Quidley, Mahonie Quidley, and Mace Quidley, all of Buxton; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church, Buxton by the Revs. John Spry and Carroll Daniels. Burial will be in the Quidley Cemetery, Buxton. The body will be taken from the Twiford Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, to the church Monday afternoon. The family will be at Cape Point Restaurant.  (unknown newspaper)

Veda Gray Merrill

AVON - Veda Gray Merrill, 68, of Avon, NC died on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in a Chesapeake, VA hospital. Mrs. Merrill, a native of Avon, was a manager for the Outer Banks Motel and a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Burgess and Amanda Gray. She was also preceded in death by a son, Darrell “Buddy” Merrill, Jr., and a brother, Tillman Ray Gray.  Mrs. Merrill is survived by her husband, Darrell Thomas Merrill of the residence; a daughter, Della Ray Green of Avon; a son, William “Billy” Merrill also of Avon; a brother-in-law, Winston Merrill of VA; and three grandchildren, Amanda Hooper, Michael Green, Jr., and William Merrill, Jr.  Funeral services will be held at the Avon Worship Center on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Bryan Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Gray Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Royal Merrill

AVON - William Royal Merrill, 81, died Sunday, June 30 [1996], at a Chesapeake hospital.  Mr. Merrill was born in Morehead City, was a retired tug boat deckhand and cook, and was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church.  He was the son of the late Fulford Merrill and the late Elmore Merrill and the husband of the late Senora Ballance Merrill.  Mr. Merrill is survived by two sons, Darrell Merrill of Avon and Winston Merrill of Chesapeake; two brothers, Glen Merrill of Mattituck, N.Y. and Ed Merrill of Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, at 2 p.m. at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins and the Rev. Don Brown officiating.  Burial will take place in the T.P. Gray Cemetery, Avon.  The family will be receiving friends at the residence of Mr. Merrill in Hatteras.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Teresa Jane Blevins Merritt

Teresa Jane Blevins Merritt passed away unexpectedly at her home in Manteo Feb. 18, 2007. Born in Jenkins, Ky., Nov. 22, 1956, Teresa lived almost all of her adult life on her beloved Outer Banks. Teresa was co-owner of Sam & Omie’s Restaurant in Nags Head. Her accomplishments and memberships are too numerous too list. She lived her life to the fullest - an avid sports fisherman, a dancing fool and she loved to laugh - but more than anything, she loved her daughter, Emma. Teresa leaves behind a grieving and heartbroken family: her husband, Michael A. Merritt, and daughter, Emma Kathryn Merritt of Manteo; stepsons, Chris Merritt of Colington and Ryan Merritt and wife Doreen of Manasquan, N.J.; her mother, Margaret Blevins of Pittsburgh; her mother-in-law, Mary Kathryn Merritt of Elizabeth City; her sister, Durinda Blevins of Manteo; brother, Steven Blevins and wife Jodye, and sister, Nancy Blevins of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law, Pam Merritt Nance and husband Bill of Nags Head; brother-in-law, Jon Merritt and wife Amy of Camden, N.C.; her uncles, Richard Blizzard and wife JoAnn and David Blizzard and wife Monnie of Tennessee; nephews, Daniel Blevins and Matthew Blevins; and niece, Amy Blevins. Teresa also leaves behind so many dear and wonderful friends, all of whom loved her so much and have rallied behind the family. She was a kind, generous and caring person who took care of those around her, gave whatever was necessary to whomever was in need and donated money and time to anyone who asked.  A memorial service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Andrews By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in Nags Head by the Rev. Charles E.B. Gill. A celebration of Teresa’s life, in the manner she would have wanted, will follow the memorial service at Owen’s Restaurant.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family. (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - February 21, 2007)

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